Airmiles and loyalty points across any vertical are worthless when they can be devalued at the drop of a hat.
Kids at home - whenever you need to fly from A to B, just buy the cheapest ticket matching your comfort and schedule needs and you'll be fine each and every time.
It's as 'temporary' as the fuel surcharge introduced in 2007 to combat 'currently high fuel prices'.Jump to post
Finally, a country actually reacting to the crisis instead of using the BS "but the economy" excuse that some in the western world are still using. Funny thing is that when you shut down the country and eliminate the virus, you can get your economy back up to normal much faster. People in...Jump to post
From this discussion it's apparent that the MAX is no closer to RTS than it was at any point in 2019.
Note to Boeing-heads: "The light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off until further notice."
cedarjet wrote:I think a lack of snow that demonstrates how far along the climate change graph we have gone is scarier for our civilisation’s ability to survive in its current form than for Qantas to fill their nightly 747 to Tokyo
Regarding all those employees caught on air by the revealed messages, what do you think, are they still with Boeing now? Well if Boeing is to have a cultural change one would think that getting rid of folks who disparage other humans on their internal communication resources would be a good place t...Jump to post
PS stop in Ireland on the KWI JFK isn’t for fuel but because US authorities don’t trust KWI security. They will no doubt refuel while on the deck but the reason they’re there is for all the passengers to go through security. PIA do the same in Manchester, used to anyway. That's history now though. ...Jump to post
The 3rd NEO 9K-AKM is due to enter the fleet on 1 Feb 2020. Remains to be seen if that will spell the end of one of the G4 320s.
Also wonder why this particular frame was sunbathing at TLS from October when the next one AKN was delivered without hitch.
Unless KU really has the market cornered, the upgauge from the A332 they used to operate on the route could have been covered by the A339 (not on order), but the bilaterals and congestion at MNL may have prevented them from mounting additional frequencies. Besides, the 77W is already in their fleet...Jump to post
juliuswong wrote:Allegiant for some reason rejected the lease for some ex-SV A320. Thereafter went to Kuwait Airways. 9K-ALE, 9K-ALF and 9K-ALG.
This has already happened. Biman has already taken delivery of at least one 787-9. As for the Indian carrier - it is Vistara, and aren't they scheduled to receive their bird by February? It was already painted and undertaking test flights in Seattle. All of these aircraft were originally ordered by ...Jump to post
You would think Korean Airlines have other things to worry about at the current time than the livery.Jump to post
Why haven't any customers cancelled orders for the MAX and switched to Airbus instead?Jump to post
This is obviously going to end well.
IndiGo is always just talk when it comes to these things.
Seems like a fantastic site.
Well if you want to get a piece of factoid from this thread, let me just offer that there is another Middle Eastern country who have never snapped off diplomatic ties with Israel for the better part of a quarter century, and overflight rights through that country are possible (AI does this on BOM-TL...Jump to post
The 757 in many ways was made for the US market.
Since then however, the sales of such an aircraft have skyrocketed across the world, who have in turn leap-frogged to the A321.
Airbus was in the right place at the right time, and most importantly - they had the perfect product.
tommy1808 wrote:2020 is probably going to be an awesome year for Boeing.
In addition, armed terrorists can now easily get airside by dropping a few unarmed security people if they try to get in the way because of the electronic boarding pass scanners. What the f*** is wrong with the airport and airline policy makers allowing this. Unfortunately it'll take a major incide...Jump to post
Bottomline: don't believe any deadlines Boeing puts out. Actions speak louder than words and the timelines will become clear through surrounding sources if the MAX RTS is indeed on the horizon. Overall, this saga has cannon-balled Boeing. If Airbus or any other manufacturer finds itself in a situati...Jump to post
Look at the idiocy here.
#OnlyInTheGulf (pun intended)
"For the 1,500 fans, the 80 nautical mile trip becomes a 532 nautical mile trip."Jump to post
Does EK ever consider DAC as a potential for the A380? According to Airbus, DAC is capable. https://www.airbus.com/aircraft/passenger-aircraft/a380/airlines-destinations/airport-compatibility.html Thoughts? That link also claims that Pantnagar Airport (PGH) is A380 capable. Surely Airbus can't be s...Jump to post
TSA125 wrote:The new CEO at PIA seems to be insistent that he'll get an approval from the US DOT for a nonstop to JFK. It would be huge if it works out this way.
So a net order for 6 widebody aircraft? (150 - 30 = 120, not 126) Or are those 6 aircraft remaining 77W aircraft yet to be delivered? Think it is net zero as they are also clearing the last 6 777-300ERs from Boeing’s unfilled order book. Geoff Yes it seems EK is cancelling 6 77W, cancelling 24 77X ...Jump to post
musman9853 wrote:Bloomberg reporting EK 787 order is coming
https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/arti ... ssion=true
Ignore everything that Emirates says until you actually see the aircraft in their colours.
If words were to be believed, you would have seen an EK A340-600 a B787-10 as we type.
The best part about the A320 is that Airbus aren't (yet) beholden to the whims of one customer unlike the 737 and Southwest/RyanAir.Jump to post
sibibom wrote:Codeshare on 3 routes? Geez it's not even worth the 5star ballroom they hired for this announcement
It's just a codeshare?
Much ado about nothing.
When they say "bankruptcy of Thomas Cook" impacting their profits, surely they mean that in the positive?Jump to post
As of today, November 7 2019, how much $$$ has Boeing lost from its coffers because of the MAX saga? Leehamnews says: https://leehamnews.com/2019/11/05/boeing-charges-costs-nearly-35bn-since-1996/#more-31580 Boeing already has racked up $9.2bn in one-time charges and additional costs to the account...Jump to post