chonetsao wrote:Does B788 need a landing gear downlock pin? Could this (or rather lack of the pins) is the reason for the collapse?
but I expect to see Sean Doyle take BA in a very different direction. Great, he can start by not charging pax who just put down $7K+ on paid biz, for seat selection... ...because that's the most nickel-&-dimed feeling I've ever experienced in all of aviation, and leaves a really cheap and disgu...Jump to post
Just found this… I know it’s a couple of days old, but looks like they’ve been stripped of the all slots they had. Source : https://airwaysmag.com/airlines/the-uk-revokes-flybe-operating-license/?amp Good spot. The CMG proposed that Flybe’s Operator's Licence be revoked because it considered that t...Jump to post
Source: https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/markets/article-9682247/Willie-Walsh-Covid-prompt-British-Airways-sell-off.html The Torygraph has also picked up this story, but it is behind a paywall. Just to be clear he is not advocating it. I don't think that will happen, but it could I think it was p...Jump to post
Any chance that Aer Lingus will find a replacement operator in the next few days? There must be plenty choice on the EU wet lease market right now. Is there any evidence that the market needs that level of urgency to setup replacement services? One wonders if the loads on the Stobart Air operation ...Jump to post
Doesn't even matter, even B777-300ER became a bit too uneconomical these days. B747-8 is out of the question. Care to elaborate on that statement? The 77W was the most fuel efficient wide body about two decades ago, but that is way in the past with 787s and A350 flying in large numbers. And with th...Jump to post
QF 747-238B (SYD > CHC; we boarded by stairs in SYD on a boiling summer's day), 747-338 (SYD to SIN, upstairs in Y. There were only 6 of us; the crew turned the trolley into a self-service bar!), 747-438 and 747-438ER BA 747-436 (by a large margin, my most frequent - and, to date, my last 747 flight...Jump to post
Would passengers really choose to fly on say an A350 instead of an A380 solely out of concern about the environment? I don't think so! I agree: no. Most passengers have no idea of the aircraft type they are on, or at least no idea until they get to the airport and board the aircraft, then are told ...Jump to post
The real question is does any of this even matter now? US- South America traffic is still down what, 90 percent at least? Given the global pace of vaccinations, one has to think it will take most of South America at least a year to get even partial coverage, and what, 2 years more after that for tr...Jump to post
If BA does have a Cairo base I can’t see it surviving long. I think most of BA’s foreign bases have gone now. From speaking to the CAI-based crew on previous flights, the Egyptian crew do CAI > LHR > [somewhere else Arabic-speaking in BA’s network] > LHR > CAI They gat paid Egyptian wages, not Brit...Jump to post
According to the BA Source, the ex-BMI aircraft are all in storage.Jump to post
Hello from Cairo. I flew BA400 yesterday. When I booked it, it was showing as a A321NEO. No, it wasn’t (and hasn’t been) the ex-BMI birds. However, about a week ago, as travel restrictions on British travellers eased slightly, my seat changed when BA swapped equipment, and my flight yesterday was on...Jump to post
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
"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
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?
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
What did it survive on?
I can only imagine what the aircraft smells like.
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
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
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
CWL757 wrote:Plus I'd imagine BA would have the rights to do that, not VS.
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
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