When some explains how this ( infinitely delayed) project benefits the rest of the UK ( domestic demand) rather than just adding to largely unnecessary transiting traffic flows for instance Bangalore to the Bay Area ( especially when the UULH frames increasingly operate non stop) effectively with g...Jump to post
Would Air Lingus consider joining again (they have a close relationship with BA) It would be a natural fit, given the IAG angle, and existing partnerships with AS and AA too, in addition to BA and IB. But they may not want the cost of it? Would they join as oneworld connect this time? IAG have owne...Jump to post
As far as I recall, the 3rd runway was approved a few years ago. Please do not spread misinformation. The third runway is not approved. The proposed third runway to the north of the current airport was adopted as Government policy back in 2016. In February 2020 the Court of Appeal ruled government'...Jump to post
I wish they’d taken the opportunity to modernise the God-awful typeface they useJump to post
Don't know if the air services agreement allows for ticket sales but I think Cairo would be a great location for Qantas to stop on route to LHR. It's also one of the biggest cities in the world with fantastic tourist appeal. Under the BA remedy agreement after the BMI sale I believe Cairo is an ava...Jump to post
I just don't see how Qantas can benefit from Project Sunrise. Besides London, there is no other ULH destination Qantas can guarantee a health demand and importantly, yield to support a non-seasonal schedule. Qantas' strategy is clear: they are betting that people will not only prefer, but pay a pre...Jump to post
Given that the terminal in AMM is relatively new, one wonders how RJ got their lounge offering so wrong. Because their business class is £1800 range return but Qatar and EK nowadays is more or less £3000 range? Chicken, egg. If they improved their service, they could charge more. Onboard, RJ are fa...Jump to post
I like RJ, a lot. I think the bed on their 787 is the most comfortable bed in the sky. And I love the cardamom coffee served prior to take off. But the lounge in AMM is dismal. There are no quiet rooms for sleeping. There are no showers. The food choices are very very limited. This is supposed to b...Jump to post
First on the A350 looks nice. While I’m sure it will be comfortable J looks like it will be claustrophobic for such long flights, especially the middle aisle seats that lack a window (which the PR shots are careful not to show). With 52 of them it is going to give a strong office cubicle look. Like...Jump to post
I like RJ, a lot. I think the bed on their 787 is the most comfortable bed in the sky. And I love the cardamom coffee served prior to take off. But the lounge in AMM is dismal. There are no quiet rooms for sleeping. There are no showers. The food choices are very very limited. This is supposed to be...Jump to post
It’s a bit hard to tell what it looks like from that short video. I’ll reserve my judgement until I see it more fully. Interesting though that it appears to include new uniforms for underwing ground staff. Why? That seems a bit pointless. Every time I see a BA underwing staff member they’re wearing ...Jump to post
There are far, far better champagnes one can drink than these. If anything, knowing I’m going to be served Moët or Veuve would be a reason not to book EK. I would much rather drink Billecart-Salmon or Perrier-Joët, and any number of champagnes, over those. Moët and Veuve are for people who think the...Jump to post
Traffic, and congestion, I should think, are the main culprits, rather than any technological changes to aircraft. I know I have done transcon flights where we’ve done a loop at cruising altitude over the middle states, presumably just to slow us down.Jump to post
What happens in other countries with large domestic operations? In Australia, for example, don’t airline employees use the premium security lines, i.e. still get fully screened, albeit expeditiously?Jump to post
"When I lived and worked in Bangkok Thailand, I always taped my checked in luggage with strong tapes all around, and if it was broken on arrival I would have reported it, never happened though." I'm going to do that from now on. Taping your luggage shut is a brilliant idea! Won't stop the...Jump to post
The closure of LIM airport has resulted in the following diversions: - AA A321N from MIA to PTY - KL B77W from AMS to PTY - H2 A320N from SCL to SCL - AV A319 from BOG to BOG - PU A343 from MAD to IQT - LA A320 from SCL to AQP - CM B738 from PTY to PIO - IB A359 from MAD to BOG - AF A359 from CDG t...Jump to post
pusserchef wrote:Ansett Australia named their A320's as Skystar, this was also embroided on the bulkhead.
I like it when airlines give an aircraft type an airline-specific name.
A few that spring to mind:
* Qantas - 747-438 - Longreach
* Singapore Airlines - 747-312 - Bigtop
* Singapore Airlines - 747-412 - Megatop
* American Airlines - 747/DC10 - LuxuryLiner
So IAG is : Aer Lingus EI British Airways BA BA CitiFlyer CFE Iberia IB Iberia Express I2 Level Vueling VG At least 7 AOCs in there, imagine throwing in the three easyJet ones as well! In all seriousness, easyJet UK operates almost identically to BA anyway with the A320s having little difference fo...Jump to post
Is the helicopter taxi from downtown to the airport still running?Jump to post
Wait - wasn't the headline last week the imminent revival of Mexicana?
Exciting times in Mexican aviation!
Thailand has been and still is(?) a very popular holiday choice for many Europeans. Indonesia and Malaysia not so much... I kinda think that Bali is very overshadowed by Thailand as a tourist destination Um, no. In 2019, Thailand welcomed 39.8 million tourists. Bali 'just' 6.3 million. Even if you ...Jump to post
Even if you have a ‘perfect’ train in place, not all passengers will be able to use it. I just returned from six weeks in Australia. Three checked bags, plus one cabin bag. No train for me, I got a driver to take me to Heathrow. I go to Cairo for four nights at the end of this week: one checked bag ...Jump to post
Does QF still own a chunk of PX?
I know when PX was formed back in the early 1970s, ownership was QF/TN/AN and governments of PNG and Australia, but when/how did that change? One would assume it is now fully owned by the PNG Government?
I can see the SNP nationalising it in order to “keep it Scottish”Jump to post
A former Air New Zealand CEO appeared in an Air NZ video dressed in body paint and not much else, though now that I think about it, that might have been for an advertisement rather than a safety video You beat me to it. There was a safety video during the “nothing to hide” campaign, but the steamy ...Jump to post
Looks like something Air New Zealand would have rejected in the early 1990s. It is a bit unimaginative, no? I mean, he has met the brief - "bring back the teal" - but, surely, he could have come up with something with a lot more flair and originality? I get it, he has to cater for all shap...Jump to post
I presume they are recycled? I mean it’s not like they are sold off secondhand to second- and third-tier airlines, and the market for memorabilia cannot alone consume them all. So, I presume, they are sold to scrappers and recycled.Jump to post
I’ve pondered this for a couple of days. Whilst I am sure AA have done the numbers and calculate this makes financial sense, I have some questions: 1. How does this impact the JVs with QF and BA? I can’t think QF and BA will be happy about handing over half their F revenue on JV routes to AA, if th...Jump to post
I've always wondered why airlines are allowed to collect 100% of payment for services that might not be rendered for nearly a year. Off the top of my head I can't think of another service industry that you pay for a service that far in advance and that industry can deny that service the day of and ...Jump to post
I’ve pondered this for a couple of days. Whilst I am sure AA have done the numbers and calculate this makes financial sense, I have some questions: 1. How does this impact the JVs with QF and BA? I can’t think QF and BA will be happy about handing over half their F revenue on JV routes to AA, if the...Jump to post
I agree with the plastic cheap look of the predeparture beverages. It has to do with a combination of the FAA, the company and the time frame. We don't want the possibility of glass breaking, Or something that required an immediate evacuation. When the plane moves, we are required to pick up the cu...Jump to post
Qatar doesn’t have F, just business but it’s the hugely popular Q-suites that people love.
How would AA’s elimination of FF impact JVs with BA and QF?Jump to post
But won’t be seen outside of New Zealand, apart from its delivery flight. NZ gets it’s domestic a320 family fleet, stripped out model with the bare minimum equipment required. For example they have no life rafts, no HR radios. To cross the Tasman, they have to meet up with another NZ flight and fol...Jump to post
So does this mean that effectively a lot of UA slots and destinations will be transferring to AA? If so, does that significantly move the balance of traffic at ORD between the two carriers?Jump to post
I always loved travelling on the 767. My first 767 trip was on AN 767-277 in 1987. AN’s 767s were unique in that they had a three-crew cockpit initially, the unions demanding retention of a redundant flight engineer station. I do not know how long it lasted, but AN removed the stations eventually an...Jump to post
Wouldn't this end up shooting PIA in the foot? I imagine Qatar involvement would lead to the drawdown of PIA's long-haul operations, which would benefit QR since additional pax are routed through Doha and into Europe and North America. Why would QR do that? In addition to reducing potential profits...Jump to post
LAX-HNL was mentioned in the press release as a possible route but I don’t see that as a possibility. These birds will probably only do LHR runs from JFK and MIA. Just my opinion. Presumably (perception of) the noise issues that plagued Concorde, are overcome with the Boom aircraft. Otherwise, what...Jump to post
How is leasing new aircraft cheaper and quicker than refurbishing existing aircraft?Jump to post
It is interesting reading this, and previous threads about the divide between QR and Airbus. Lots of posts making definitive and emotive statements about the relationship between the two parties in to the future. I have been in business a long, long time and I can tell you one thing I have learned f...Jump to post
AA’s DFW to LIM outbound (AA909) follows this pattern, arriving just after midnight, but the return (AA350) doesn’t depart LIM until 08:00 the next day, the aircraft spending seven and a half hours on the ground in LIM.Jump to post
Jet2 always makes me think of this:
I have never flown them, but they have a great reputation amongst my Yorkshire friends. I do wish them well.
Most of the homeless in SF are drug users and the mentally ill, not people who simply cannot afford the high price of rental housing. Walk down Market Street or in the Tenderloin and see for yourself (assuming you live here). Most have come to SF from elsewhere, attracted by the mild climate and ab...Jump to post
A CLEAR employee was stabbed this time. This is the second one in the last 30 days. It sounds like the mental health and drug abuse issues destroying the city are now spilling over into the airport. They better get this under control or SJC and OAK are about to become a lot more popular. https://ab...Jump to post
I’ve lost track, but what is the current status of Condor’s ownership? Wasn’t it sold to an investment firm? Are they looking to offload it?Jump to post
gregn21 wrote:Huge commonality with DL products. J, PE cabins almost identical to DL 339 cabins aside from minor cosmetic differences.
Wonder if this is a sign of things to come fleetwide.
Well done to your close friend. Did he say if he needed clean underwear after the landing?Jump to post
I spent the first part of the weekend in Orlando recently, visiting friends whilst en route to LIM; it was my first time to the area. As a solo traveller gay man, I really, really, could not see the enduring appeal of the place myself. I do understand the Disneyworld attraction for families, but tha...Jump to post
A lot of people talk about SAS having large pension obligations, but don't low cost carriers in Europe such as Ryan Air, Easy Jet, Wizz Air and Norwegian also have to provide pensions for their employees? Large pension obligations are a problem for legacy carriers, not newer private LCCs. It stems ...Jump to post