Still pretty good accomplishment!Jump to post
I still dont understand your original post. Later today they should post last years results. The passenger side across the region is soft at the moment, I don’t think it is fair to say it is just demand related or just one airline, there are a lot of travel restrictions in place which is impacting ...Jump to post
There's a youtube video of the crew shouting commands during the emergency landing. The same command over and over again. I found one here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7u2ZMXuc-Jg
I can't remember if this is the one I recalled or not, but I can't decide this instills more panic or doesn't...
Has anyone been following the Avatar Airlines attempt to get off the ground? I saw one graphic that showed they would be running 747s between PHX and LAX, LAS and DFW. I know this has been tried in the past with little success. Still they have gone as far to discuss terms with Boeing. What is the o...Jump to post
If PHX is de-hubbed because of AS/AA why would DL pick that up? SLC is closer to PHX than SEA and about as evenly placed, unless PHX is built up at the expense of SLC. I think SEA is so far west and north that it would have almost no impact on PHX. Both cities are pretty well served by the primary a...Jump to post
If the China government forces Hainain Group Airlines to be absorbed into the CAAC group of airlines does this count for Hong Kong Airlines? Does the law permit a Mainland firm to own such a stake in an Hong Kong airline? I remember when Jetstar and China Eastern were trying to form Jetstar HK, they...Jump to post
If my seat reclines its going all the way back the second I sit down. Then back up for taxi and takeoff. I understand the man's pain, but don't understand the immaturity. On Cathay, they have you put your seat back up for meals then allow you to recline. AA doesn't really serve meals, so I think th...Jump to post
Exactly! And we thought 10 across was bad...LOL You do realize that on most flights, even those taking place during daylight hours, flight attendants will insist that the window shades stay closed for almost the entire trip so people can sleep and watch the seatback entertainment. So. In a way we'r...Jump to post
Read an interview with the guy that founded jetBlue and is going to start a new US airline, Breeze. He says that focusing on change fees is one of the 'innovations' that he is going to have with the new airline. Change fees are a bummer. But so is the fact that I cannot transfer the ticket to someon...Jump to post
Where is the 800 dollar fare coming from ? Probably comperable to fares on routes Air Canada operates with no competitions. Eg. IND, MKE, STL, etc. Those cities are much further distance by a factor of 2 or 3 no comparison I looked at the YYZ-ROC flight to visit family in the Rochester suburbs, and...Jump to post
Revelation wrote:Antaras wrote:What to expect in Singapore Airshow?
LOTS of face masks..
I don't know anyone that thinks this, who follows aviation. And the people who don't follow aviation that I know, wouldn't be able to point out an A380 in a spotter's guidebook. It seems only the operators who have the older models are parking them and my guess is that they don't want to pay for the...Jump to post
stl07 wrote:Would love to see a trip report for this route and the Iran flight
Sad to see T2 officially close. Was able to run by after I landed today and got to see the mural and the Phoenix with the compass in the floor. T3 looks nice, but I still haven't been airside in the new terminal. Seems weird. Will be weird to have to add time for security now too. My guess is this ...Jump to post
Maybe a drone hit the landing gear on takeoff roll and caused the bits to go into the engine and thereby disabling the fuel jettison system. My post is pure speculation based on internet rumor.Jump to post
I dont see Turbo-props being a hot seller in the US market. Not sure about other markets. I have to concur with Elementalism completely. What customers are out there in the United States that would buy it? I know of none. This is taken as an element of faith. But if say one of the Big 3 put out a f...Jump to post
We're overlooking the obvious, LAX-SIN or PHX-HKG Zero chance of the latter, IMO. CX is cutting capacity, AA's DFW-HKG has become an easy upgrade compared to a nearly impossible one. HKG is not a growing market right now. PHX was a joke--we know they are secretly de-hubbing it. LAX-ASEAN is untappe...Jump to post
We're overlooking the obvious, LAX-SIN or PHX-HKGJump to post
Different industry, but about 15 years ago we had a short notice senior meeting in the office in Bethesda, MD. Everyone who received the invite was let go with four month's notice (pretty generous). We had the opportunity to keep our job by transferring to NY, which I did in the end, and I was able ...Jump to post
What about just a diversions section, with all threads on diversions contained within it?Jump to post
jetblueguy22 wrote:I’d rather just not fly over an area where there is a threat of being shot down, but that’s just me.
It would be Indigo. The condition is that the Government will own 51% of the combined entity. So now the Government will get to run Indigo too. Do you have any source for the fact that the Government wants to own 51% of the combined entity? It seems contrary to what I have read elsewhere. The OP cl...Jump to post
There is a reason PHX is so North America concentrated, that is where the majority of folks want to travel to and from PHX. Those that choose to travel to Europe have multiple options now and not much more could be sustained on that front right now. As far as Asia goes, there isn't enough non-price...Jump to post
I'm not sure there is much room for KA after the HKE acquisition. I would suspect most regional flying to be in the low cost model, except some routes that command a premium on some routes: Jakarta, KL, Bangalore, Shanghai, Beijing. My guess is all narrowbody would change to HKE. If they did launch ...Jump to post
Seems like not only in the UK then do ousted CEO's of big companies get rewarded for failure then. It's a good gig, pretty much globally, the higher up you are the more you get paid to just go away. Whether you are fired, or "asked to resign", or "seeking time to reflect with family&...Jump to post
As good as the EK experience is, I still believe it is up to local market to decide how much EK, or ME3, service they want to permit. But it's not THE 'local market' that decides. It's the local airline or airlines that want to minimise competition and maximise margins. Sorry, I meant the local gov...Jump to post
Are they also restricted in the USA and most countries in Asia as well? Can't speak for all Asian markets, but they have 4x daily to HKG, generally 1 77W, 3 A380 (1 via BKK) and everytime I have flown them they are full. They are full, and no one is going to DXB. But they don't advertise that way i...Jump to post
flight152 wrote:MIflyer12 wrote:Let's see if there are any small 'tells' which remain that will be found by obsessives - something like an ash tray in a forward lavatory.
Ash trays are in every lavatory regardless.
Not till March when T3N re-opens. HA will move from T3S, AC from T4 and AS and UA from T2. And do I recall it being said that SY & B6 will also go back to T3N and DL will remain in T3S? Is that the whole run-down? I believe NK, F9, and B6 will be keeping DL company in T3S. SY has changed a few ...Jump to post
AC will be moving to T3 but only really to make room for more Mexico and Europe flights. EW will add more traffic as will the increasing traffic to Mexico on both AA and Y4. N4 desperately needs to be converted to all FIS capable and common use but then you have to figure out a place for those nine...Jump to post
Someone's gotta be seeing the crisis HKG is in, foolishly thinking it's going to last forever, and got this crazy idea in their head. Unless these things are hugely subsidized, it's tough to envision intercon flights from MFM having a chance at profitability. I suppose it's a solid alternative to H...Jump to post
In Delhi it can be smoke and dust. It's in a dry, flat area with lots of cars and around 20m people. It's unbelievably polluted with exhaust so I can imagine any additional condition would make it have a low viz day. I was based there on a project for 6-7 weeks about 4 years ago. After a rain, there...Jump to post
It'll be great once they have the full length taxiway. I am not surprised that people use it for leisure travel if the price is right, it's so easy to get to. Better than getting to LGW after an 1hr 15min taxi ride and then have the flight close while you are the check-in desk. Yes, I speak from exp...Jump to post
This subject pops up about once a year. There are numerous post on A-net. Use the search function. It works 75% of the time This! I think that there are locations where props are fine, like the Pacific Northwest. Passenger preference is probably the driver. But after watching that guy do loops and ...Jump to post
It's interesting because airports are usually all brown, or shades of grey/blue. Much like Boeing cockpits and Airbus cockpits respectively. I have only been to T4 recently in PHX, and it is mostly brown inside and out too. It's probably a good guess that you don't want aggressive coloring winding p...Jump to post
Probably makes sense for a freighter. Is it possible to strengthen a 787 fuselage to be a cargo aircraft? I have an ok view of the cargo ramp from my flat in HK, and I see 747s, 777s, and 767s with the odd A332F here and there--there is probably a spot in the market for an updated 767. How would the...Jump to post
It's not just Hawaii it will be flying to. I had an update in my AC reservation for YVR-PHX, where my seats were changed. When I logged in to see the changes, the plane had changed from an AC A320 to an AC 762, with a sub note saying "Operated by Omni Air International". So for utilization...Jump to post
Seems they changed winter too. Just received word from Air Canada via email that my AC HKG-YVR flight is canceled on 17-December and we’re on the day’s flight. Any official news that AC is reducing HKG at least while the protesting is going on?Jump to post
IMHO they found their own mysery. Either adapt or leave. Absolutely ridiculous to have someone sabotaging safety in an effort to try achieving political gains, especially in aviation industry. Michael I didn't quite understand that how are they "sabotaging safety" you mean when they are p...Jump to post
^^^ Interesting. Have two trips to Hong Kong coming up for tourism/fun. Haven’t had a single concern or thought once about not going. It’s interesting what scares people these days - or, perhaps, let’s them justify their own fears. Love the city and the food, can’t wait to go back. Scared is a bit ...Jump to post
Good move by AC; a very fine aircraft. I doubt if they'll be the AB aircraft, as they're (mostly) -200s. I think they'll be looking for RR powered -300s. Cathay springs to mind? I thought Cathay too, but some of those birds are old. Real old. Well taken care of, but old. Depends on the amount of ti...Jump to post
I'd go with Luton, Stansted or Gatwick. I think it should have good rail connections, with also decent budget bus options, and a hub for another carrier to at a minimum provide non-seamless onward connections (ie, you have to book separately).Jump to post
I mean surely most people who speak French in Canada are bilingual, no? Depends. In Montreal, I would say yes. In Quebec City, I'd say no. My wife's family is partly French Canadian. At the funeral of her grandmother, we met a handful of cousins who did not speak much more English than hello and th...Jump to post
This sort of stuff happens all the time... seriously with the slow new days. Bonus points if the pilot flew in a REALLY loud shirt. But yea, slow news day. Lightsaber I think that it is an interesting story no doubt, but probably not top of the fold. Presumably, he met all the regulatory requiremen...Jump to post