Last time I landed at SIN there were a lot, 3-4, AC aircraft parked at the hangers so clearly they are sent there for maintenance. Why not have a regular flight cycle on AC?Jump to post
I liked it when I saw the airport the first time, when it was called Changi. Just kidding, but it is a bit of catchup. I think the 3rd runway is actually operational in 2022, then they will refurb the other two runways 1 by 1, which means all three are simultaneously usable on 2024. I've not seen th...Jump to post
Lots of trees down in Tung Chung near the airport. Also, it seems the road to the airport had trees down and a traffic accident too. Walking from IFC to my office not too many windows blown out of offices, but each building seem to have some damage. But it seems Hong Hum, and Chai Wan got it much wo...Jump to post
Thanks, when I'm at Heathrow I try to find a good spot near the window and listen to the ATC on my Amazon NASCAR radio.
How long before these will be allowed to be on LiveATC? I'm shocked that given the amount of spotters in the UK that this ban on rebroadcasting still persists to this day.
chrisnh wrote:STC is doing WAY too much talking. He’s almost become the Elon Musk of airlines.
Interesting, due to fly to Singapore on Wednesday--should be ok. The last big storm knocked out a lot of the windows of the skyscrapers and apartments across Hong Kong. Nope... Macau had a few buildings that had windows blown out but not across the city. For Hong Kong, no... in the 30 or so years I...Jump to post
They should expand Billy Bishop to be a reliever. Also, Hamilton with high speed rail to downtown could be a reliever too. Seems like the city has done well to keep the area around Pearson expandable certainly to the west, but it's the forth largest metropolis in North America and probably deserving...Jump to post
Like every Jetstar flight to Bali for example? :white: Or at the Phuket airport too. I also wondered why wouldn't they accommodate passengers onto EK's flights via DXB since they have the special relationship with Qantas? Or, up to Singers, to catch the rerouted Qantas flight to London? Anyways, do...Jump to post
I wonder if this guy’s a Aussie coz we already have too many bloody bogans embarrassing our country when flying among countries. Like every Jetstar flight to Bali for example? :white: Or at the Phuket airport too. I also wondered why wouldn't they accommodate passengers onto EK's flights via DXB si...Jump to post
The A330s and 777300 non-ERs feel old. The service level though is top notch. I'm a big fan of Thai's service. But I've often wondered why they allow so much 5th freedom from BKK. If I fly HKG-BKK, I can fly EK, Royal Jordanian, Ethiopian, and soon Egyptian, in addition to HKA, Thai and CX; let alo...Jump to post
Sadly, many people doesn't want to come to terms with the fact that many smaller cities and their airports would be gone in few decades. It's sad, but that's just how things go. And even with smaller props, it won't change a thing. The cities too? Zombie apocalypse? Overall a good trip report, I en...Jump to post
The A330s and 777300 non-ERs feel old. The service level though is top notch. I'm a big fan of Thai's service. But I've often wondered why they allow so much 5th freedom from BKK. If I fly HKG-BKK, I can fly EK, Royal Jordanian, Ethiopian, and soon Egyptian, in addition to HKA, Thai and CX; let alon...Jump to post
It's similar at Cathay Pacific, they ask for the shades to be open for final check to landing, taxiing, take-off. After take-off to climb and cruise you can do you what you want, but they strongly encourage you to lower them so people can sleep easier. On AA, LAX to PHX in summer, they asked us to c...Jump to post
TG is probably just flying whatever plane they have available for a quick mid-day turnaround. Otherwise, the A380 will be sitting at BKK between long haul flights unused anyway. That's part of the reason you would see CX flying 4-class 77W on HKG-TPE/MNL or Asiana flying A380 on HKG-ICN. They both ...Jump to post
Hmm... Love to see TUS have new service, but I think BLI can work while I think Provo would struggle. Will be interesting to check-in after a year. TUS seems like a logical port for ULCC service.Jump to post
IAD does not have much service to Africa or Eastern Europe, so connects thru BRU on STAR may not be affected. When I lived there (suburban DC in Maryland), it did have a large African population, relatively speaking, but seemingly mostly from Ethiopia and mid-continent from East Africa, rather than...Jump to post
I saw the tweet from PHX Airport about the AA LHR service. This is exciting as the length of the season is pretty long, from April to October (I don't count the one day in March). AA can do like it does in HKG, where the LAX morning arrival is the plane that does the DFW departure in the afternoon; ...Jump to post
I think Luxembourg would have been a better choice. Good idea, I think LUX - BOS, NYC would be good choices. With Brexit pushing many financial firms from the UK to LUX, certainly for back office roles, with an increase in non-premium business travel serving the asset management industry it makes s...Jump to post
Yes. The only reason people use LGA is because its closer to the city. Once they build high speed rail from Manhattan to JFK/EWR, LGA will be useless. But realistically, they should bulldoze all three airports and build one massive new airport to replace all of them. Where would this new airport go...Jump to post
I still wish they would add YYZ and not on an Air Georgian 1900D. At least a CRJ, ERJ or DH4. A PHX flight on WN would be nice too. And yes, prices seem higher from ISP probably because they know that people would pay a premium to avoid NYC traffic to get to either of the Queens airports and only a ...Jump to post
It probably could work, ironically, I think more likely with a high density B77W via MAN as well would be better than direct routes on the B789. Main reason, as already stated, Thailand is mostly a leisure destination, and the Thai diaspora mostly would probably be fine with coach. More than likely,...Jump to post
One would think that there would at least be some Hajj charter company that can pick these up? Then it could do summer runs for the 'white van' crowd to go to the beaches in summer instead of the West Country.Jump to post
Does anyone know when the Cardinals will be leaving to LHR after this Sunday's game. I'm guessing a VS 346 will probably provide the transportation. Listening to the radio after the game, it seems they are leaving Monday at 3pm. Anyone know who's providing the transport? Atlas 747 again? It's a Vir...Jump to post
I would think the Chinese, if permitted by the Canadian government, would bid. Instant credibility in Western Markets for "Chinese' aircraft.Jump to post
910A wrote:Does anyone know when the Cardinals will be leaving to LHR after this Sunday's game. I'm guessing a VS 346 will probably provide the transportation.
I think it could be done. Not just because it suits my needs for family connectivity. There are several business in Long Island and thousands of city executives that reside there. Given the delays at JFK, and the pain that is LGA, I would think there would be business opportunities let alone other l...Jump to post
Missing from the list? Safford, Arizona (KSAD)... It last had air service in the 50s or 60s I think. 3/3.5 hours from Tucson and Phoenix, 4 hours from El Paso.Jump to post
fromheretohere9 wrote:Not all about money, and getting the biggest planes all the time. Just getting a plane that does the job you want it too.
Taipei has in city TSA. No flights Between Hong Kong and Taiwan from TSA, if I remember correctly it is Japan, China, and Korea only. You are correct. I inquired about this a while ago. It seems that if they permitted flights to TSA instead of forcing people from HKG to TPE, they believe they would...Jump to post
Three recent ISP threads. I feel like there is definitely interest in flying from the airport above the current service level. Personally, I think it would be good, if doable (regulatory & NIMBYs), to add service to major hubs westward and key east coast business centers plus Floridian leisure m...Jump to post
The cockpit windows make me laugh. It looks like the kind of plane I'd expect to find rummaging through the trash...Jump to post
I did not realise there was a bunch of NIMBYs near the ISP airport. When you are out there, there is not a lot directly around the airport. It seems like the type of airport that could be a good reliever for the New York big 3, with an island encachement area of its own for people that don't want to...Jump to post
Still, amazes me how JAL is abusing these birds on domestic routes. The A330NEO would be better if they want a widebody or A321NEO. I thought Japan had an extensive network of high-speed trains, on which routes do they still fly these birds? Plenty of uses that are not train friendly, like Sapporo ...Jump to post