Hong Kong will lift the previous ban on passengers who stayed in the UK for the last 21 days. Passengers can now board specific flights operated by Cathay Pacific (with inflated prices) and complete their 21 days quarantine in a designated hotel And the flights were reportedly sold out within a cou...Jump to post
Interesting programme - the WELT has quite some good selections, one is on the A350, impressive videos!Jump to post
I think their problem in Fedex is not just that, us in Europe isnt that much better, we have had shipments from Dubai to the UK, it went to Delhi, sat there for a few days then went to Paris and then UK. It was only a few days late but around that week, DHL used two days to send something from HKG t...Jump to post
Have such arrangement been extended to HKG? I think all crew arriving into HKG will be required a 14 day isolation in a hotel and 7 more days self isolation (health surveillance) for HKG based crew. https://loyaltylobby.com/2021/02/10/cathay-pacific-drastically-cuts-flights-due-to-14-day-crew-quara...Jump to post
https://thepointsguy.co.uk/news/cathay-pacific-loosens-mask-requirement/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=facebook&utm_content=A66F2A68-6A37-11EB-9C73-FE7C0EDC252D&utm_term=editorial&fbclid=IwAR3lDPk63OtISZSh8_9FnDzsD_4SlI3NICwhl0R3lgXjKeUxjsyumCImN5E For info g...Jump to post
Just in time for the new year LX received their 3rd A320 NEO today, HB-JDC. I also noticed that the restriction for the A220's not to fly higher than 28'000 Feet was lifted recently, looks like they could fix the issues with the engines. Good news! I wonder if the manufacturer will be paying back s...Jump to post
Happy to see the 343 staying around for a while longer. They are still lovely birds - very comfortable. They have such an amazingly quiet cabin. They are a very relaxing aircraft to fly on, soooo much better than the 777. Too bad the 346 are gone though... I agree, just had a journey on one of thes...Jump to post
Sorry if this has already been addressed in this thread and I missed it, but: If airlines are so swiftly phasing out their 4-engine aircraft (A380, B747), then why is LH hanging onto their A340 fleet for so long ? What I'm further asking is: What are the chances that they'll pull their A340s by the...Jump to post
I think the following from July is still accurate: Ref: https://simpleflying.com/airbus-a340-retirement/ So A350s are expected to replace A340-600, and other reports tell us all A340-600 are parked and not likely to return unless recovery happens significantly faster than planned. A340-300 will eve...Jump to post
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/new-nationa ... 5-november
National lockdown in the UK from 5th November onwards. Uncertain how this will impact the aviation industry as non-essential travel both domestically and internationally will not be allowed.
Not going to talk about how different governments have acted to save the airline and travel industry, only going to talk about my own observations. When we were at CDG in August, the airport was reasonably busy and the Air France flights were all of healthy loads.Jump to post
Morning Folks Some good news for Heathrow passengers on the horizon, please see this: https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-rapid-one-hour-tests-now-available-for-italy-and-hong-kong-passengers-at-heathrow-12108853 I am travelling to Hong Kong myself in a months time (from Manchester) and is strugg...Jump to post
The problem is the British flying public in general don't care. They want cheap flights and are now used to paying for food and drinks on shorthaul flights. BA's competitors on intra-Europe shorthaul are not AF/KLM/LH but Easyjet and Ryanair.. .. Nothing to do with the British public....it applies ...Jump to post
Looks like he quit Don't think he stepped down. Looks like he was pushed out. Do either of you have any evidence for which it is? The truth is: we do not yet know. The suddenness of it might suggest he was pushed, but then, equally, perhaps there has been a personal/family crisis causing him to res...Jump to post
If Lufthansa, Air France, KLM.. can all offer a decent onboard product on intra-European flights then I see no reason why BA can't as well. Hopefully they drop BoB and replace it at least with free drinks. Agreed completely - the whole BoB thing is a shameful concept, for a 'premium' flag carrier. ...Jump to post
Blerg wrote:If Lufthansa, Air France, KLM.. can all offer a decent onboard product on intra-European flights then I see no reason why BA can't as well. Hopefully they drop BoB and replace it at least with free drinks.
I am not qualified to say whether LH is in any way deeper trouble than others - however, they are a much more diverse business and have quite a few dedicated freighters, which for the moment is bringing in the revenue. And the less requirement for them to fly passenger planes for cargo only flights....Jump to post
And a final factor is that many of the airliners still flying at the other airlines have been stripped of their seats and converted to improvised cargo aircraft. Lufthansa already has a large fleet of 15 dedicated cargo MD-11s and 777Fs. AF-KLM has a combined total of 6 dedicated cargo aircraft, IA...Jump to post
Our booked flights to HKG from FRA in November have been changed from a 747-8 to 340-300. Not that I am complaining but this suggests that the 340-300 will be here until at least the end of this year. Understandably, the 747-8 is a much bigger aircraft and the 340-300 is not a bad plane for all the ...Jump to post
Surprised by by the difference between LH and AFKL. Didn't have enough time to go through the report in detail, but I would have imagined that (including LH Cargo) the difference would be much closer. But I am guessing LH is taking a more conservative approach or the German quarantine requirement i...Jump to post
Great report! I have been on LX's A220 a few times and I agree that the silver trim around the seats look nice! The windows are big too. I have not been on their business class but I did enjoy the few occasions in economy. Their crew are usually nice and when I flew with BA just when they started to...Jump to post
Well done to the pilots. But the news reporting is low standard - engine hitting the PAVEMENT. But then perhaps we cannot expect these reporters to know the piece of land for the plane to land is called the 'runway'. Most people know, may be not the reporter.Jump to post
CX surely has the most complicated situation to resolve on top of covid, and most of them could be related to elements involving politics and how the economy is going to survive with the backdrop of China vs USA and the sanctions going forward.Jump to post
Very nice report, thanks for sharing!
One thing you could do next time for the boarding passes, is to either get one downloaded onto the phone (and keep the paper copy) or visit a check in kiosk and get another one printed. This way, you will have an unteared boarding pass to keep.
My last trip on one of the LX's A220 was in September 2019, and the altitude restrictions were in place already. Clearly, flying it especially when the loads are pretty light at low altitude is not ideal from a fuel efficiency point of view, but I do not have any data to back it up. They usually fly...Jump to post
At least some further good news to the Lufthansa group operations in the coming weeks.
Please see link:
https://newsroom.lufthansagroup.com/eng ... cac0c05e5b
Finally some good news coming on the horizon - Lufthansa announced doubling their operating aircrafts to 160 from June onwards. Hope this good news will spread to other airlines. Link below. https://newsroom.lufthansagroup.com/english/newsroom/lufthansa-group-airlines-to-take-off-again-with-160-airc...Jump to post
Not sure if it’s relevant - on Saturday 12th October I was on an A220 LX390 and it was cruising at FL280. Found it a little strange that as the flight was half full. I went on FR24 later that day and noticed that the plane has never gone above this FL when it went to and came back from Madrid the sa...Jump to post
Just in the news guys - hope it’s resolved ASAP.
I've been on delayed LX327s before (scheduled arrival from LHR 21:30), that have gone to E gates to enable transfers on the departures around 22:40 to SIN, GRU, BKK, HKG and TLV - with the 23:00 curfew, transiting from D Gates would have been pushing it time wise, otherwise. But with the inbound Ai...Jump to post
I understand what you meant - but I thought CX being well represented in Europe and mostly by 350 and 77W, will have some maintenance contract in place to make sure they minimise the AOG time. The news is reported in Chinese media, link below: http://hk.on.cc/hk/bkn/cnt/news/20180722/bkn-20180722114...Jump to post
It was reported widely reported on the media in Hong Kong that this flight scheduled to depart Manchester on 20th July is some 51 hours delayed. Due to the fact that it is bank holiday in the UK, most passengers could not be rebooked to other flights. The reason for the long delay was due to the wai...Jump to post
Those 5 (D-AINA - D-AINE) A320NEO with Lufthansa seems to be happily flying!Jump to post
Most if not all of them are heavily delayed. I know there is thunderstorm around HKG area but seems only flights to Europe are very late. They are doing some funny routes too, with CX383, CX293 etc flying south west and over Thailand (!) rather than the usual north and cross china. CX233 is heading ...Jump to post
So guys, by 600 grams overweight, does it mean that the bag was 23.6kg? If you really want to be difficult with the ground staff, ask for the calibration certificate of the scale. I find these scale not that accurate anyway! I have heard that airlines tend to give you 1 or 2 kg slack only because th...Jump to post
... I've heard one authoritative statement that already says that they're losing more in compensation payments than this outsourcing was projected to save through 2019.,,, No authoritative information stands before creativity of bean counters. BA Engineering used to be world class, now they cannot ...Jump to post
The Miss Switzerland 2013 is truly very pretty
Hope I have a chance to fly on this aircraft soon between MAN and ZRH.
British Airways Boeing 777-336ER G-STBH operating BA7 London Heathrow – Tokyo Haneda was delayed entering Russian airspace due to a flight plan issue and made a loop over Joensuu in Finland. The aircraft then entered Russian airspace and flew for two and a half hours when it turned back close to Sid...Jump to post
I have experienced this with LH in DME before. Aircraft arrived a few mins behind schedule and the pilot came on the speakers, welcomed the passengers and said he will endeavour to turn the aircraft round as quickly and as safely as possible. We pushed back when people were still sorting the overhea...Jump to post