Obviously they're making the same mistakes Norwegian made. A base in Gatwick, they must be utterly crazy! Flying out of Gatwick, or anywhere in the UK for that matter, is just asking for high fares. Anywhere in the US is over 2000 miles, therefor the long haul APD rate applies. That's £84 in econom...Jump to post
Not a huge number, I mostly prefer to fly the A330-340 or 767 families, as I'm not a fan of 3-3-3 or 3-4-3 seating. B777-200(A) Air China United Airlines B777-200ER Air France Alitalia United Airlines B777-200LR Air Canada Ethiopian Airlines Qatar Airways B777-300(A) Cathay Pacific Thai Airways B777...Jump to post
Well if we are talking the entire family of aircraft: Boeing 717-200 AeBal Spanair Vololtea DC-9-50 Delta Air Lines DC-9-82 Alitalia SAS Snowflake DC-9-83 American Airlines Spanair DC-9-87 Iberia MD-88 Aerolineas Argentinas Austral Delta Air Lines Iberia MD-90-30 Delta Air Lines Hello Dan :)Jump to post
When the AZ error fares were around, me and a mate flew MXP-FCO AZ E170 FCO-CDG AF A321 CDG-SIN AF A380 SIN-CDG AF A380 CDG-TRN AZ 320 TRN-BRI AZ 319 All for the price of €80’s Nice one, wasn't there a Tokyo deal too? Ahh you've got to love the AZ error fares. There were a bunch of cheap options, b...Jump to post
Has an actual date been announced yet? Everything I have seen is pretty vague - 'from November' - does that mean the 1st, or some time later during the month.
I have a trip booked for the 3rd November, which I'd written off. But I'm interested as now this means that I may actually go after all.
I've only flown on a couple of MAXs, but found them to be noisier in the cabin than the A320NEO. Externally both are wonderfully quiet. I live under a departure corridor for LGW, it's anecdotal but quite often you see an easyJet NEO following a TUI MAX to the same destination/region, and there's lit...Jump to post
Geneva is an interesting one. Years ago whilst backpacking I hiked out of the airport on the French side to reach my hotel. The access road goes under the runway, so you are walking through France with Switzerland above you. There are a bunch of literal cross border airports in the US / Canada - one...Jump to post
It's very possible that the airBaltic 737-300 I flew on in the summer of 2013 was actually a 757, upon doing some research. I was younger and don't have pictures, so if anyone knows whether airBaltic flew 757s to Paris in summer of 2013, dm me. They definitely did in 2010, I flew one on CDG-RIX tha...Jump to post
These threads are interesting - if I ever can't sleep, I will sometimes try and count how many A320 operators I've flown. Beats counting ssheep and I rarely ever get past 20 before I'm comatose... A318-100 Air France TAROM A319-100 Aer Lingus Air Berlin Air France Alitalia bmi British Airways Cebu P...Jump to post
Another of my favorite aircraft, still not been on the -400ER mind, and I doubt I'll ever fly the baseline -200 'A' model now Boeing 767-200ER American Airlines Continental Airlines ThomsonFly Boeing 767-300 Asiana Airlines Boeing 767-300ER AeroSvit Airlines American Airines Austrian Airlines Azerba...Jump to post
I love the 757-200, hopefully still make a few more flights before they become too rare: Boeing 757-200 Air Astana Air Baltic American Airlines Audeli Britannia Airways British Airways Delta Air Lines Iberia Icelandair Monarch Airlines Uzbekistan Airways Boeing 757-300 Arkia Condor Delta Air Lines N...Jump to post
Even though I've done my best to avoid both the A320 and B737 over the past few decades, I've still flown on hundreds of each: B737-200 AeroSvit Air Philippines European Aviation Palmair Ryanair Sriwijawa Air B737-200C Air North B737-300 Air Baltic Belavia bmi baby British Airways FlyGlobespan Jet2 ...Jump to post
you're not going to see any based Neo’s at LGW any time soon! Thats just not what BA do with their newest fleets. Well, it's not what BA have done in the past. Going forwards, I have a feeling much could depend on any immediate concessions LGW have to make in order to get their second runway throug...Jump to post
I would choose a section of the BAe 146 / Avro RJ fuselage Why? 1. It's the largest fuselage that we could (probably) get down the lane to our house. I've measured it - the width is ok. I know we'd have to take down a good 20 feet of fence to get it into our field, as we failed to get a 60ft articul...Jump to post
I'm not particularly surprised by this, it's been talked about for what, two or three years now? British Airways 'Leisure' was apparently a working name for this project, but that is going back some months. Now the move has been confirmed, it will be interesting to see how quickly they can bring it ...Jump to post
I have self-connected more times than I could possibly remember - we're probably talking 200+ times. Why, well often because it isn't possible to book a single itinerary when flying on two different LCCs, sometimes because it was cheaper and other times because I wanted to fly on another airline I h...Jump to post
In the late 1980s Air India operated a leased Il-62M for their services to SVO and I believe TAS.
Similarly Air France, KLM and JAL had a wet-lease arrangement with Aeroflot, co-operating Il-62Ms. IIRC it was basically an early form of code-share to allow access to Russian airspace for overflights.
Yes, probably 100+ types, the largest being the 747-400.
My educated guess would put my stats as follows:
Integral Airstairs: 25%
Mobile Steps: 45%
None Needed: 5%
The latter applies to the really small stuff like GA or Islanders where you just step up into them.
Interesting thread. Logging multiple airlines is one of my interests. Still, it was surprising that I found so many long streams - 15 is the most I could see, but this increases to 23 if you counted GA. x9 MNL-MPH ... SEAIR ... Do328-110 MPH-CEB ... Asian Spirit ... CN 235-110 CEB-MNL ... Philippine...Jump to post
At some point I plan on converting a section of aircraft fuselage into a small office / music room space. It will sit in our woods overlooking LGW, so the front will be fully glazed for the best view. To get it in place, we'll need to bring it through the woods, so I doubt anything larger than a 5 a...Jump to post
That's quite a bit in the past since nowadays most LCCs are using the A320-series. Are they? A whole bunch disagree. EasyJet, Vueling, Wizzair, Spirit, Frontier, Allegiant, AirAsia, IndiGo, Air Arabia, JetStar, etc. are all on the A320 series. The 737 series is just Ryanair and Southwest, furthermo...Jump to post
I'm not personally familiar with the VS system, but I know some people who are. I'll look into it! Speaking from my experience however, the easiest answer is to look at a VS route map, and then assume each of your AKEs has been to every dot on that map many hundreds of times. Thank you! That would ...Jump to post
Each AKE has a tracking number (usually it’s AKE12345XX with the airline code instead of XX) For most airlines I’ve worked with, once it’s loaded onto a flight via whatever load control software they use, it’s status goes from the airport to in transit, and then to whatever the destination airport ...Jump to post
The A321XLR isn't a good replacement for airlines with a 787-8 sized appetite. Take AI for example, pre-pandemic, they flew their Dreamliners far and wide - from Kenya to Australia to Japan to the UK. Now can an A321 do that from a DEL hub? Yes, actually. The A321NEO-XLR can comfortably operate the...Jump to post
Well, I was wrong. https://www.msn.com/en-ie/news/world/eu-leaders-agree-belarus-sanctions-after-plane-hijack/ar-AAKkS1q?ocid=BingNewsSearch The European Union has agreed to impose sanctions against Belarus, including banning its airlines from using the air space and airports of the 27-nation bloc,...Jump to post
There are possibly some unusual sounds in that video. My money would be on an element in the structure failing and the loads were being redistributed throughout the structure. If the shaking was relatively short then yes, I'd be inclined to consider it being a structural member under tension failin...Jump to post
Yes we are considering it, after helping a friend to install one in her home to filter chlorine that was causing irritation. It seems to have worked well. We think the equipment would cost about £1,500 here in the UK. There are a few issues though - firstly, our supply splits into three as it enter...Jump to post
Yes we are considering it, after helping a friend to install one in her home to filter chlorine that was causing irritation. It seems to have worked well. We think the equipment would cost about £1,500 here in the UK. There are a few issues though - firstly, our supply splits into three as it enters...Jump to post
I could really do with being in Porto next week to check and accept some goods before they are shipped. The problem - not one flight from LGW or LHR, just a single daily service on FR from STN. It's only a tenner but, considering I can see LGW from my window, it's a bit of a faff. EasyJet offers fl...Jump to post
Wheel, now door, I am curious when and where they gonna loose an engine :) They already have - although the prop stayed on. Maybe that will be next, I just hope it's not a smoking hole in the ground coming up next. I've had a few nice flights with Boutique, a real shame they are having these issues...Jump to post
You used to be able to do (and maybe still can) go RTW on SQ JFK-FRA-SIN-EWR (although it is 2 flight numbers, so probably technically not a RTW). They have currently cut the stop in FRA, making it a direct SIN-JFK and setting a new worlds longest flight by 3 miles. SQ deserve an honourable mention...Jump to post
I could really do with being in Porto next week to check and accept some goods before they are shipped.
The problem - not one flight from LGW or LHR, just a single daily service on FR from STN. It's only a tenner but, considering I can see LGW from my window, it's a bit of a faff.
Simpleflying isn't an accurate news source. This isn't confirmed.....just because an airline isn't flying the plane on a route and it was before, doesn't mean it's being removed from service. It means nothing, they use the airplane the way they see fit. Just because it's not on a route going forwar...Jump to post
Generally we have only good experiences with the Police. Recently they have been very helpful and proactive in advising us about dog theft - we have 7 which were allowed to roam our fenced land, until we had a few incidents with travellers attempting to steal them. They are also taking an attempted ...Jump to post
This is a vague recollection - but wasn't it something to do with the altimeters on Soviet types being in meters not feet, and the authorities deeming that this was not compatible with the checkerboard approach? IIRC Aeroflot began HKG with the A310, followed by Transaero with a small subfleet of DC...Jump to post
I don't see myself still wearing a mask. Of course during a serious global pandemic it is the responsible thing to do, but beyond that I (and those around me) have no reason to fear picking up occasional little illnesses, which will probably just help make my immune system stronger. As it is, I appa...Jump to post
Whilst I wish them all the best, I can't see how this is going to work. One of FlyBe MkI's biggest issues was the Q400 - it's isn't an optimal type for a regional LCC. Now a bunch of their key routes (read: profitable with a Q400) have already been picked up by carriers operating the ATR 72. It is h...Jump to post
I really don't see the extension making any difference - in my opinion it's an expensive and unnecessary white elephant and won't be elixir they are dreaming of. There are only a handful of stands which can accommodate anything larger than a Q400 - that's going to make for some interesting planning ...Jump to post
Well it's been a while, but I'm feeling more confident about international travel being less hassle towards the end of this year. Took advantage of an error fare, so we'll be visiting HNL in November for 10 days: ZRH-AMS ... KLM Cityhopper ... E190 AMS-LAX ... KLM ... B787-10 LAX-HNL ... Delta ... B...Jump to post
No, not any airline can.
But an airline with a business model that allows them to operate short routes (for geographical or other reasons) can do. I have hundreds of commercial flights in my log that are under 100 miles, not all of them involving crossing water.
I can see easyJet launching further routes from NQY.
Currently MAN and GLA have been announced, but I can see LGW, LTN, EDI and BFS as possibilities. I can also see BA CityFlyer operating LCY-NQY.
The big issue will be accommodation capacity - it's going to be packed.
Looking at it from a technical, not objective perspective, I can immediately think of one: Garuda ordered the 777-300ER, in part so it could fly a flagship (SYD-)CGK-LHR route... but then they 'discovered' that the pavement rating at CGK was not sufficient to hold a fully loaded 77W on a flight to L...Jump to post
Same goes for SkyUp flying Kiev to Zanzibar on an ordinary 737NG, not sure if they put the 700 or 800 on it. Quite a distance... Should be the 737-700. The 800 couldn't make it. However, the flight is quite unprofitable since even the 700 can't make it with a full load. The flight is about 3400nmi,...Jump to post
There was a Chinese billionaire that died in a helicopter crash in France a couple years ago (he owned a wine chateau). Rather than helicopters killing the rich I think we should look at it the other way, poor people are rarely onboard helicopters, so an helicopter crash is more likely to kill a ri...Jump to post