Curious to see what's going to change in the long haul operation with the reduction of those 767 frames. If Austrian was already notably small in regards to this, I wonder what's going to be cut after this. The more they depend on the short haul operation, I believe the more they'll suffer from tou...Jump to post
Many flights will restart the coming weeks from Swiss. Most flights will firstly be operated with the A220-fleet with some exceptions. LHR is currently seeing widebody ops, the A320's will be deployed to meet demand. Any info to when the 2nd NEO will arrive in ZRH and if she needs retrofitting like...Jump to post
Is there anywhere I can get a rough schedule as to when the next Swiss A320N/321N deliveries will be? Thinking of coming to Zurich (if travel permitted) in late August/September. Also, has Swiss given any indication as to what are the next routes to be served by the Neos? The neo(s) rotate around t...Jump to post
The point is, there’s no demand for premium class. So why operate it and incur the expense of provisioning and crewing for it when you’ve got Rouge there that can do what currently needs to be done, with a nice mixed fleet of 40 narrow bodies and 25 WB’s, which together with some Jazz aircraft, is ...Jump to post
Every airline will become smaller as far as operations. TPG likes to think they know the ends and outs of airlines, but in fact they're just repeat travel bloggers. TPG is just a platform to rake in credit card referral bonuses. They even managed to publish an article on travel credit cards offerin...Jump to post
flybry wrote:I was thinking they’d merge to save themselves from going out of business?
dtw2hyd wrote:Depends on how busy AMS, CDG, and LHR would be after this event, Delta should develop a low cost no curfew Eastern European hub for Eastward traffic.
None of you on here arguing against aid are thinking realistically... it’s obvious many of you don’t know or can’t comprehend the extent of the US3s influence on our economy. Even without one it would do immediate and possibly irreparable damage to many industries. Please wake up and realize this i...Jump to post
FabienA380 wrote:Some airlines already do and have done for years. Tap, Eva, Madarin are the ones that pop in my head.
SAS has mentioned about the A321LR letting them serve Canada routes. I would assume they will add either YYZ or YUL. They could have a good arrangement whereas AC operates YYZ-CPH and SK operates ARN-YUL. That way together they serve the two largest markets on both sides, with a large widebody betw...Jump to post
MaverickM11 wrote:What is the upside, especially for UA? It's like buying SN 2.0.
http://news.aa.com/news/news-details/20 ... fault.aspx
Joining summer 2021.
Perhaps this will make BT reassess flying their 220s above FL280 ?Jump to post
Al Baker is smart to pull the plug on this investment. However, things Qatar has touched also seem to be jinxed. For instance, they bought into Cathay Pacific.... And Jet Airways (9W).... That was Etihad. People in this thread are confusing Etihad with Qatar. Air Italy is their first major question...Jump to post
Is collapsing the airline QR’s way of getting out of a MAX order they now realise is cursed? AAB has enough muscle to reject the 737MAX order without bankrupting Air Italy. The end of this airline is probably just a realization that competitive forces are too strong. Short-haul they are cornered by...Jump to post
I hope this is the crash too many that causes EASA to look into Turkish operators and their safety culture. Seems like there is something going amiss either because pilots are discouraged to go around, attempting to land in impossible conditions, poorly trained, communicating badly or too confident....Jump to post
Just ban all flights into/out of China, including Hong Kong until this thing is over. and it will cripple the worldwide economy Uh, no it won't. Most goods from China are transported via cargo ships, not air travel. Problem is the ships are now going empty for the most part. Most of the shipping li...Jump to post
Maybe it's time for LO to consider deepening their ties with TK? Both seem to be sidelined by LH and UA in Star Alliance so maybe it's time for this friendship to be evaluated. LO no longer desperately needs LH's network for connections given how much bigger its own has become. The alliance where L...Jump to post
jsfr wrote:I was surprised to see her parked at CDG near terminal 1 yesterday evening. Beautiful bird. Next to a French military (non-passenger) plane which was odd....
Not really, it will take around 3 to 4 hour and cost you even more than taking the plane Where do you get that from? A 1st class TGV train normally cost between 90 and 150 Eur with a travel time between 3h 5min and 3h.25min. 2nd class TGV starts at 19 EUR. You dont fly faster between the cities tha...Jump to post
For those that don't know the "REM" mentioned above is the French acronym for LRT. There will finally be a rail connection to downtown. It is currently under construction and will be operational in 2023 I believe. The train tunnel will be under the Y shaped terminal extension in the pictu...Jump to post
I have always wondered if it could be done to transform Le Versoud into an airport. The runway is short but maybe it could be extended to make it suitable for an ATR. And there's the railway line just behind the entrance, wouldn't be too difficult to build a small platform and make Grenoble-Chambér...Jump to post
Yes, non-stop from UK to GVA or LYS. Slow and expensive to connect in Paris. US colleagues tend to fly to Paris and just take the TGV from there. Worth also pointing out that there are no flights between Paris and Grenoble. That said seeing how far GNB is from Grenoble (45km) and that LYS is only 9...Jump to post
How much of a competitor (realistically speaking) is GVA to LYS? Both France and Switzerland have relatively high operating costs so it would be interesting to know what each airport is doing to attract customers. By the way, who operates flights from Lyon to Armenia? Lots of studies have shown tha...Jump to post
I believe it's still Marseille, however on the tourist side Lyon must be second. Marseille city only is larger population wise than Lyon, but the metropolitan area of Lyon has a population of 400k more people. So by all means Lyon is the 2nd city of France and has a lot more tourism than Marseille.Jump to post
There’s a lot of evidence now that the crash in Iran was an accidental shoot down. With that in mind I doubt anyone is going to assume the liability of operations in that theater until safety can be assured. You probably have multiple aspects: -Insurers or insurance policy doesn't cover or severely...Jump to post
Also, OS871 VIE-IKA is diverting to SOF. Sofia is barely an hour flying time from Vienna, why not return to the base in stead of landing in Bulgaria. Quite odd. Yeah, that's odd to me too. Obviously had the fuel to make it back to VIE if it had enough to make it to Tehran. Curfew issue, perhaps? St...Jump to post
steman wrote:Edelweiss only caters the Swiss leisure market so it´s not confusing for people starting from, say, Frankfurt.
I think you'll find that WK has service to YVR, TPA, SAN, MCO. OS will start BOS later this year. Also, LX serves YUL and IAD begins in March. SN flies to IAD also. LH serves YUL from FRA seasonally on top of MUC year round. Other than that, might be useful to skip lines between your thoughts as it ...Jump to post
So what are Wizz Air's realistic long-term prospects in France? What bases could they open? LYS maybe? The question of bases is a tricky one. Why would they want to open bases in France at all? Isn't it a generally accepted idea -- you don't want to create French-domiciled jobs, until you absolutel...Jump to post
dangerhere wrote:PM wrote::stirthepot: Perhaps LH will buy JOON...
And perhaps brand it as Joon Go/Play/Now/Be/Cum ect by Lufthansa
Does it even make sense to have EW? As in to even have an LCC branch?Why don't they just focus on their main hubs and leave the rest to others since they obviously can't do it efficiently. I am sure LH could profitably operate a mini base in DUS with its own brand. Well others would essentially be ...Jump to post
LH Group has a very weird way of managing brands and products. Essentially if you look at it they could easily get rid of the EW brand and bring everything under LH, keeping different contracts/AOCs if they really wanted to keep costs at a minimum. It seems weird that for example LH Group have two v...Jump to post
Blerg wrote:In Q2 2020 Etihad will be reducing Geneva from daily to 5 weekly flights.
https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... f-19dec19/
No equipment is listed in the release for YVR-EWR which makes me guess it might be operated with a 737MAX. Wonder if the existing flight will also change from 787 to 737Max, as the press release doesn't specifically say that there is an increase in capacity.Jump to post
Canada and AC is a different market, AC main hub is YYZ but they have what I'd call "second-tier" hubs in YVR and YUL as they operate multiple (10+) long haul routes which cretaes a much better operating cost structure. Perhaps you consider it that way, but YUL/YVR are by no means second ...Jump to post
B6 is TP's best buddy in the USA though. Yes and no. Yes, TP more aggressively offers interline options with B6, but TAP continues to enjoy ATI with United (and codeshares on some UA flights). Not in the JV anymore but they were at one point. http://www.sterlingtravel.co.uk/article139.html TP was n...Jump to post
Easyjet carried 88.5 million passengers last year at 78 g CO2 per passenger, i. e. they emitted 6.9 million tons of CO2 in 2018. Some political parties are pushing for a CO2 price of >100€/$/whatever you use/... per kg. Easyjets scheme will cost them about 3.6 £ per kg of CO2. It sounds good but I ...Jump to post
A press release from the airline in English is even better: https://www.tapairportugal.com/en/media ... elease-809Jump to post
Does T4/T4S have capacity to pick up Air Europa ops eventually, or, would they want to keep those separated for the more leisure/package holiday crew? From what I recall transferring from T123 and T4 required exiting security and taking a bus to T4. Then again I’ve only flown AirEuropa once from BO...Jump to post
SpaceshipDC10 wrote:C-GEGI is indeed heading to Montreal. It's currently around 100 nm northwest of it.
I'm sorry but this guy has taken 300 flights? And didn't think to put his full name as it matches his passport? This is 100% on him. I put my middle name even on any domestic US tickets I purchase. I know TSA won't care but why take the risk? Because in Europe nobody does. 99% of people put first n...Jump to post
No, TAP Air Portugal has three classes instead of two. Don't be fooled by marketing, it is a 2 class airplane. The economy extra is just 1-2 inches more leg room than 'economy' which is purely due to the fact that a 31" pitch wouldn't align with the exit row. EI fits more seats than TP, becaus...Jump to post
Why does it happen only to Swiss? They have the largest fleet and they operate many short flights a day. Higher probability of being the one hitting the issues In terms of probability though it’s kind of weird these issues happen in majority on flights to or from GVA. There’s a good portion of the ...Jump to post
All LX flights from GVA are cancelled (except ZRH and JFK). First cancellation was this morning at 10:35. Strange thing is, according to FR24, an A220 took of from GVA to LHR at 13:16, landed at 13:34 (local time), took off again at 14:38 and is currently in flight. Is that really an A220, or a rep...Jump to post
Another engine failure today and the aircraft is now grounded by Swiss - as I had speculated 3 weeks ago.Jump to post