Search found 1285 matches

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 26
by vhtje
Tue May 11, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How upset are airports that spent massive $$$ on a380 infrastructure?
Replies: 68
Views: 11864

Re: How upset are airports that spent massive $$$ on a380 infrastructure?

Your question makes it sound like they invested in the upgrades ten minutes ago. The A380 entered service in October 2007, so has been in service for nearly 14 years. With the last built airframe only just recently had its maiden flight, the A380 will continue to utilise airports around the world fo...

Jump to post
by vhtje
Sat May 08, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is LAX so dominant in the LA Region?
Replies: 127
Views: 14817

Re: Why is LAX so dominant in the LA Region?

Um... surely Government policy has something to do with this? Even in the US, airports are not entirely free-market driven, after all, despite what some posters on airliners.net would have you believe. Which government policies exactly? How the hell should I know? I am not American, nor do I live t...

Jump to post
by vhtje
Sat May 08, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is LAX so dominant in the LA Region?
Replies: 127
Views: 14817

Re: Why is LAX so dominant in the LA Region?

Um... surely Government policy has something to do with this? Even in the US, airports are not entirely free-market driven, after all, despite what some posters on airliners.net would have you believe.

Jump to post
by vhtje
Wed Apr 21, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 881
Views: 138358

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration

On the flip side a lot of people remember flybe. But are they good memories? I think this says it all and interesting the same kind of pattern on various complaints about the suspect cabin baggage charges. https://ie.trustpilot.com/review/www.flybe.com The problem with Trustpilot (and any other rev...

Jump to post
by vhtje
Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: oneworld in Central Europe
Replies: 56
Views: 9587

Re: oneworld in Central Europe

Wouldn't a better option be for IAG to create a VY base in Eastern Europe and elevate VY to oneworld associate membership? Remember LEVEL Europe? That failed. But anyway - only 2 of IAG airlines are in a alliance. The remaining ones aren't. No point in VY or even EI in joining OW or any alliance. T...

Jump to post
by vhtje
Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: oneworld in Central Europe
Replies: 56
Views: 9587

Re: oneworld in Central Europe

Wouldn't a better option be for IAG to create a VY base in Eastern Europe and elevate VY to oneworld associate membership?

Jump to post
by vhtje
Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 274
Views: 57743

Re: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Today, Minister Hoekstra of Finance has indicated that the Dutch government will no longer invest billions. At the start of the Covid-19, the Dutch government first wanted to ensure that KLM remains viable. And AF needs more financial help than KLM. And if KLM receive financial support from the gov...

Jump to post
by vhtje
Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 274
Views: 57743

Re: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Is the Dutch government's stance politically viable? I can't imagine the Dutch people would be happy with the French State getting a larger slice of AF/KLM, and therefore much greater influence in how KLM is run. The People Will Be Angry , no? I am confused by the French vs. Dutch conversation vis-...

Jump to post
by vhtje
Tue Apr 06, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is Delta Doing?
Replies: 199
Views: 40664

Re: What is Delta Doing?

Please explain the VS hookup got them invaluable slots at LHR The last slot trade between VS and DL was a return of 14 slots in June 2019, which DL had leased to VS in August 2017. Source: https://www.acl-uk.org/completed-slot-trades/?fromAirline=Virgin%20Atlantic The tie up with VS did get DL great...

Jump to post
by vhtje
Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 274
Views: 57743

Re: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Will be interesting to see what NL will do. Do they want to match the move by the French government in order not to loose influence or will they take a passive approach this time? Today, Minister Hoekstra of Finance has indicated that the Dutch government will no longer invest billions. At the star...

Jump to post
by vhtje
Sun Apr 04, 2021 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas 738 replacement competition
Replies: 195
Views: 25387

Re: Qantas 738 replacement competition

Based on Qantas media release in 2019. https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media-releases/qantas-group-updates-airbus-order-with-extra-long-range-a321/ What I'm saying is, it seems like A321XLR would fly with the mainline, if that happen A320neo would be a logical choice to replace B737-800. Why woul...

Jump to post
by vhtje
Sat Mar 27, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas 738 replacement competition
Replies: 195
Views: 25387

Re: Qantas 738 replacement competition

Again, with Western Sydney Airport coming up in a few years, new runway at BNE and so on, the congestion issues at Sydney will be a thing of the past, and so more frequency would be possible, or it would be possible to better match capacity with demand with a smaller aircraft. Could it be a split o...

Jump to post
by vhtje
Wed Mar 24, 2021 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas 738 replacement competition
Replies: 195
Views: 25387

Re: Qantas 738 replacement competition

How do you see the 9th of September & the 11th of September as the same day? My mistake; I was trying not to use American date formatting and in my haste, got confused/careless. For clarity, AN actually collapsed on the morning of 12th September 2001, which was, of course, still the 11th Septem...

Jump to post
by vhtje
Tue Mar 23, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas 738 replacement competition
Replies: 195
Views: 25387

Re: Qantas 738 replacement competition

QF did order 737-838s, but the rushed timing of that had more to do with the collapse of domestic competitor AN (which happened on the 9th September 2001) than the tragic events on the same day in NYC. AN's collapse handed QF nearly 80% of the domestic market, and meant QF needed additional capacit...

Jump to post
by vhtje
Tue Mar 23, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas 738 replacement competition
Replies: 195
Views: 25387

Re: Qantas 738 replacement competition

"QF seem to have a habit of surfing between crises when refreshing their narrow body fleets. IIRC a lot of their current 738s were bought cheaply as cancelled AA frames post-9/11. 'Surfing between crises' is a bit of a stretch, isn't it? In the jet era, QF never had narrow bodies, except for, ...

Jump to post
by vhtje
Tue Mar 23, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas 738 replacement competition
Replies: 195
Views: 25387

Re: Qantas 738 replacement competition

Wasn't JQ equipped with A320s so that JQ pilots could be hired under different conditions to the QF 737 pilots?

Has the need to differentiate the two pilot groups been removed, or can they now be separated by other means, thus making the equipment differentiator redundant?

Jump to post
by vhtje
Mon Mar 22, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Titan A321neo ops for UK government
Replies: 37
Views: 7197

Re: Titan A321neo ops for UK government

sevenair wrote:
vhtje wrote:
A320B737NGCapt wrote:
Looks good.


Looks absolutely hideous.

There, I fixed that for you.

:duck:


Yes. God forbid anyone have a different opinion.


Lighten up, it was a joke. Even the OP wasn't offended.

Jump to post
by vhtje
Mon Mar 22, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Titan A321neo ops for UK government
Replies: 37
Views: 7197

Re: Titan A321neo ops for UK government

A320B737NGCapt wrote:
Looks good.


Looks absolutely hideous.

There, I fixed that for you.

:duck:

Jump to post
by vhtje
Tue Mar 16, 2021 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2021
Replies: 329
Views: 47689

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2021

No, the IASC allocates traffic rights. Only the designated slot coordinator for HND can allocate arrival and departure slots for that airport. Traffic rights are useless without the slots, and the slots are useless without the traffic rights. In theory, and in normal circumstances, VA would need to...

Jump to post
by vhtje
Sun Mar 14, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Delta loan to Virgin Atlantic?
Replies: 59
Views: 9199

Re: New Delta loan to Virgin Atlantic?

I thought the CARES act expressly forbade recipient funds going offshore from the United States?

Jump to post
by vhtje
Tue Mar 09, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Olivier Dassault killed in helicopter crash
Replies: 33
Views: 5563

Re: Olivier Dassault killed in helicopter crash

Canuck600 wrote:
They are not exactly falling from the sky with massive fatalities


That made me laugh out loud.

Do I need to seek help?

Jump to post
by vhtje
Tue Mar 09, 2021 8:32 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: British Airways Boeing 767 - Club Europe Trip Report (Video TR available as well)
Replies: 6
Views: 6629

Re: British Airways Boeing 767 - Club Europe Trip Report (Video TR available as well)

Nice trip report. I always enjoyed flying the BA 767 on intra-European flights (VCE, GVA, FCO, MAD, BCN, CDG, back in the day) but didn't like the way BA configured some of them for TATL operations. Flew it a few times from EWR to LHR and back in 2007. Miserable experience. Thanks for the comment. ...

Jump to post
by vhtje
Sat Mar 06, 2021 9:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Western Sydney Airport VS Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport. Which one will be bigger?
Replies: 16
Views: 2040

Re: Western Sydney Airport VS Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport. Which one will be bigger?

Look at how cities with dual and multiple airports work in other parts of the world. In short, over time, each airport adapts to fulfil a specific role. London, for example has five airports: LHR - London’s primary airport. Major connecting hub and freight ops. Premium, full-service carrier routes, ...

Jump to post
by vhtje
Wed Mar 03, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA to turn Air Japan into a new mid-haul LCC brand
Replies: 21
Views: 3890

Re: ANA to turn Air Japan into a new mid-haul LCC brand

Doesn't Air Japan do a bunch of mid-haul flying for ANA already? I looked to go to Australia a few months ago, and one of the cheaper options was ANA on a 787, operated by Air Japan: https://tstdrv914642.app.netsuite.com/core/media/media.nl?id=4359&c=TSTDRV914642&h=z7CHbKSgYtzUpsVnRKuiJ3HZQl...

Jump to post
by vhtje
Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 busiest airports in the world 60 years ago (1961)
Replies: 36
Views: 8900

Re: 10 busiest airports in the world 60 years ago (1961)

Thank you for posting. Very interesting reading.

I wonder how differently it would rank, if airlines’ hub-and-spoke operations were excluded, so that only O&D passengers were counted?

Jump to post
by vhtje
Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: LAS to be renamed for Harry Reid
Replies: 139
Views: 14614

Re: Official: LAS to be renamed for Harry Reid

If you look as far as Wikipedia, you will find plenty in Harry Reid's resume that is less than stellar. Best not to name airports after people. Best not to name airports after politicians . There, I fixed that for you. I do not have a problem with John Lennon or George Best airports here in the UK ...

Jump to post
by vhtje
Mon Feb 15, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF - Project Sunrise
Replies: 345
Views: 60440

Re: QF - Project Sunrise

Snowball in hell chance of getting any investment banker living in Mosman to go to SWZ to catch the LHR or JFK. Pretty much, the target market for the Sunrise flights lives east of Drummoyne (more like east of the Harbour Bridge). Not only that, but the advantage of SWZ (no curfews) really doesn’t ...

Jump to post
by vhtje
Sun Feb 14, 2021 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Dry airspace"
Replies: 37
Views: 5105

Re: "Dry airspace"

Do states have any power to legislate over what occurs inside an aircraft as it overflies the state? I am not American, but I would have thought that was an area of Federal jurisdiction…?

Jump to post
by vhtje
Wed Feb 10, 2021 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways 787-10
Replies: 92
Views: 38265

Re: British Airways 787-10

777Mech wrote:
AV8AJET wrote:
No ATL service sadly


LB did a cargo run a couple of days ago.


(Hot) Captain Mark on Twitter was the captain on that flight, and posted some terrific shots from FL360 of New York on what was a very clear night on the Eastern seaboard.

Jump to post
by vhtje
Mon Feb 08, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA abandoned Training Facility LHR
Replies: 19
Views: 22770

Re: BA abandoned Training Facility LHR

Hello. BA has a large Security team. They are responsible for a range of things including the safety and security of the hotels used for crew. BA crew hotels must meet demanding safety and security standards. Before BA enters into a contract for a crew hotel, the Security team check it over. If the...

Jump to post
by vhtje
Thu Feb 04, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin (Texas) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 117
Views: 14725

Re: AUS Airport Announcement Tomorrow

sunking737 wrote:
New anti bacterial soap with in rest rooms?? With aloe


You, sir, win this thread.

Jump to post
by vhtje
Thu Feb 04, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 53
Views: 16275

Re: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Does it even matter? If I was his family I’d be much happier with a garden or something of that nature named after him than a corporation naming an asset after him that you can’t even go and see (yes they can go spotting but come on). But plenty of airlines honour aviation pioneers and contributors...

Jump to post
by vhtje
Wed Feb 03, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA abandoned Training Facility LHR
Replies: 19
Views: 22770

Re: BA abandoned Training Facility LHR

Good one guys. Openly film yourself trespassing, and name yourselves in the video, then post it on the internet for all to see. Mind you, the UK police are so useless, they probably won't do anything. I did do a 'safety awareness course' in that very facility back in February 2015. It was a paid thi...

Jump to post
by vhtje
Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 53
Views: 16275

Re: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread - 2021

CWL757 wrote:
Plus I'd imagine BA would have the rights to do that, not VS.


What rights do you mean, and why would BA have them? Did BA sponsor him or something?

Jump to post
by vhtje
Tue Feb 02, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New JetBlue Mint Studio suite
Replies: 170
Views: 19311

Re: New JetBlue Mint Studio suite

If this is what Jet blue wants to use for transatlantic, BA etc have a big problem Why? There are only two of the slightly larger "studios" per aircraft; I don't see such a big difference between the standard JetBlue Suites and BA's ClubSuite. JetBlue won't have the facilities in London t...

Jump to post
by vhtje
Sun Jan 31, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Ends Plans to Fly Longhaul
Replies: 225
Views: 41627

Re: Norwegian Ends Plans to Fly Longhaul

Forgive me if this has been asked but what will happen to Norwegians 787s? Parked in a desert until someone else buys/leases them. Currently getting soaked for the second year running in a Scottish winter at Prestwick. Are composite-body aircraft better able to withstand long term storage in wet wi...

Jump to post
by vhtje
Fri Jan 29, 2021 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Honolulu woman sentenced after intentionally severing FAA communication lines
Replies: 24
Views: 5253

Re: Honolulu woman sentenced after intentionally severing FAA communication lines

Can't read it, being located in Europe. But the author should know that the plural of aircraft is aircraft. This seems to be a growing issue (at least from my perspective). I suspect it may be a result of more and more articles being written by bots/AI. Edit: Written with the understanding that &qu...

Jump to post
by vhtje
Sat Jan 23, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG airlines/brands outlook (mainly in Spain)
Replies: 35
Views: 5849

Re: IAG airlines/brands outlook (mainly in Spain)

With 25% ownership of IAG, how much would/does QR’s input affect IAG’s strategic and long term planning on IAG’s airline brands?

Jump to post
by vhtje
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG airlines/brands outlook (mainly in Spain)
Replies: 35
Views: 5849

Re: IAG airlines/brands outlook (mainly in Spain)

What's the benefit of having a new AOC if IB successfully managed to negotiate an agreement with pilots & cabin-crew to operate LEVEL flights? Don't ask me. Ask IAG. That certainly was their intention back in 2017: Speaking to the Cranky Flier blog about the project, Walsh said LEVEL would use ...

Jump to post
by vhtje
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG airlines/brands outlook (mainly in Spain)
Replies: 35
Views: 5849

Re: IAG airlines/brands outlook (mainly in Spain)

What if they merged Vueling and Level? With Norwegian not coming back to the transatlantic market and even worse, higher fares from the NYC area (where I'm at), I'd love another low-cost airline here. Plus, a Vueling A330 would look pretty cool. With regards to LEVEL, there is nothing to merge. LEV...

Jump to post
by vhtje
Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man lived on the secure side of ORD for three months undetected
Replies: 49
Views: 6932

Re: Man lived on the secure side of ORD for three months undetected

Antarius wrote:
TSA - burning money and invading privacy with no value since 2001


Why would this be within the TSA's remit? Their job is to screen departing passengers, not to patrol and provide security to the wider airport.

Jump to post
by vhtje
Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 53
Views: 16275

Re: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread - 2021

According to Plane Spotters.net, only two 787-9 (out of 17) were owned. Presumably these are the two that are the subject of this $230 million deal. Four out of seven A350-1000s are also owned. I presume these will be sold and leased back over the next few months. https://www.planespotters.net/airli...

Jump to post
by vhtje
Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qatar Blockade Ends
Replies: 116
Views: 23560

Re: Qatar-Saudi Blockade/Airspace Deal Imminent

Any word on when QR will return to CAI? (Yes, I have Googled but cannot find anything)

Jump to post
by vhtje
Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qatar Blockade Ends
Replies: 116
Views: 23560

Re: Qatar-Saudi Blockade/Airspace Deal Imminent

Sokes wrote:
Funny that people get worked up over the Nobel Peace price, a price that is given in anticipation of future good work.
The Swedish government would be stupid not to use it as a foreign policy tool. So the sensible thing is to ignore it.


Oh my. I feel embarrassed for you.

Jump to post
by vhtje
Mon Jan 04, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue's first A220 rolls out/entry into service
Replies: 212
Views: 46751

Re: Jetblue's first A220 rolls out

Looks very sharp. Question: one of the objections stated about BA's World Tails design back in the day was that the myriad of tails was confusing for ATC: they couldn't easily and instantly identify aircraft as belonging to BA. Why is Jetblue, with its multiple tail designs, immune from the same cri...

Jump to post
by vhtje
Sat Jan 02, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Israel and Jordan signed an agreement which allows Jordan's and Israel's airspace to be used
Replies: 53
Views: 10149

Re: Israel and Jordan signed an agreement which allows Jordan's and Israel's airspace to be used

RJ has been flying to TLV. So i'm not sure I follow what has changed? There wasn't a beef between Jordan and Israel like the rest of the gulf states. Jordanian flights to Europe and North America were already allowed to use Israeli airspace, now Israeli and Jordanian airspace can be coupled togethe...

Jump to post
by vhtje
Tue Dec 29, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Amendment Agreement for IAG's Acquisition of Air Europa
Replies: 444
Views: 89932

Re: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion

So when does IAG actually take control of Air Europa? I have searched, and none of the news sites I have checked makes this clear.

Jump to post
by vhtje
Tue Dec 29, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates unveils new Premium Economy Class
Replies: 101
Views: 13019

Re: Emirates unveils new Premium Economy Class

I like the muted tones, but the faux wood is very gaudy. How practical is that light colour in terms of being able to withstand heavy traffic and the associated knocks and scuffs? I Eire you it will not look pristine fir long.

Jump to post
by vhtje
Mon Dec 28, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair route cull ?
Replies: 26
Views: 4058

Re: Ryanair route cull ?

Do we know exactly how the UK/EU commercial aviation relationship is going to pan out, now that the "deal" has been announced ? I've seen absolutely nothing mentioned in aviation terms. Other than that UK citizens will only require a visitor visa after X amount (180 ?) days in the EU ... ...

Jump to post
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 26