Eastern Europe or South America maybe? Australia, Hong Kong possibly? WestJet to South America?? Any sources? YYC-HKG would be interesting. Maybe 3-4x per week it might work if the fares are low enough and it hits the right banks in YYC in both directions. It's been rumored here in HK as a future C...Jump to post
thegov2k2 wrote:America West, before being acquired by US Airways, maintained a hub at LAS. Not sure where your info is coming from.
The first ;andplane to carry at least one passenger across the Atlantic was NX237, a Wright-Bellanca WB-2 that departed Roosevelt Field, NY, on 4 June 1927 and arrived in Eisleben, Germany, 42 hours and 45 minutes later. Granted this was a one-off, so you have to look a bit further for scheduled se...Jump to post
They should have sold CX the A380s when they had the chance. They still can, but at a huge discount because the big maintenance checks are going to be coming soon. Then MH should focus on its niche, which is limited connectivity, and the point-to-point regional and targeted longhaul services for the...Jump to post
They could pick up the planned Primera YYZ routes, that's not a bad idea. The Airliners' article said that they wanted an all airbus fleet to allow pilots to move to and fro and be able to fly any route. Seems like fleet & crew flexibility will be the key to hold the thing together. Not a bad mo...Jump to post
It's seems a lot more than just a runway refresh, and that's a big task to take on for any country in just three months. I wish them well. But since MXP is so far from the city, are there plans to add more buses, trains, less shady cabbies, during this time?Jump to post
AA serves Diet Dr Pepper so it's still all good. And if you want to try cramped, try Veuling, haha.
I agree though, if someone can post a cellphone snap of Doug flying 5+ in coach, I'd love to see it.
When I look at their list of destinations in Europe it is hard to argue that they are all business destinations. DUS lasted longer than I thought it would; and CPH makes sense with the switch from SK. Can we add Moscow to that list? The holes in the network are Scandinavia, Eastern, and Central Euro...Jump to post
I believe I said nothing would happen. No politician would support it, they'd no longer be able to eat at the trough if they make it past the recall attempts they surely won't survive the next election. Let's say one remarkably did, the lawsuits from the people of the chosen location, will delay the...Jump to post
I disagree with the naysayers. It's a good idea. But as they say, political realities make good solutions impossible. So, it will never happen. I would love to see a new build, ground up, airport in the US of even a slightly generous size. The only one I can remember in my lifetime was the new Denve...Jump to post
So far, nobody's mentioned PHX. All these far western cities now being connected nonstop with DFW, overflying PHX -- is that an ominous sign for AA's Arizona hub? Just wondering. bb Totally thought the same thing. Especially odd with Flagstaff and Yuma being receiving DFW service. Queue the Stormtr...Jump to post
Yes, and no. I was made redundant a few years ago. There is a legal standard, which is usually 22.5k x number of years. Your employer is free to go above that, and my did. Usually they add an additional month x number of years served if they go above the minimum. In an industry as cost sensitive as...Jump to post
Looks like the ex employees will be entitled to either long service pay or redundancy of 2/3 of a months pay by number of years served. There are caps on the amount which can be paid. https://www.labour.gov.hk/eng/faq/cap57l_whole.htm Yes, and no. I was made redundant a few years ago. There is a le...Jump to post
To be honest, I've taken one of these flights a fair bit over the last decade from a HKG base to London, and the percentage of Cantonese speakers on board has always been low. I've never understood this given the large percentage of Hong Kongers in the UK, would seem easy enough to hire. However, th...Jump to post
Not true! ;) https://www.airlineratings.com/news/new-qantas-787-record-17-hours-without-toilet-break/ Sorry, couldn't resist. HaHaHa! I challenge you to do the same - 17 hours without a toilet trip! You don't need to put yourself through the torture of the actual flight, just the time! If you succe...Jump to post
I was going to book this to go to a cousin's graduation outside of ROC next May. I had checked the FlightRadar and loved that the flights were on average less than 30 minutes. Anyways, the fares were awfully expensive. Perhaps a bigger plane with lower fares hitting the connection banks at YYZ would...Jump to post
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 w...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
As much as I love PHX and I think a single flight to Asia could do ok. I don't think it is realistic for a single airline to put it out as a daily or 4x / week flight. If it is not OW, it will suffer from a lack of a draw of AA mileage members. Having to do one-stops from HKG to PHX there is not muc...Jump to post