Blerg wrote:Any particular reason why Canada is at B terminal? A month ago I flew on LH from YVR. We departed from there and we parked at the same terminal on the flight back since the plane was rotating back to YVR after a few hours.
BA have been Do&Co for years, hasn't made their food any better.Jump to post
A truly tragic accident. HB-IWF, the aircraft involved, was filmed extensively in December 1996 during a flight from Seoul to Zürich. As far as I can tell from the video, it was filmed prior to the installation of the business-class IFE system which brought the flight down. https://m.youtube.com/wa...Jump to post
Combine that with a passenger train à la the UP Express in Toronto, and I think YUL will be a viable airport for many more years to come. I think YMX will always be too far away to be desirable from the point of view of passengers or airlines at any price point. REM is 2-3 years away and will solve...Jump to post
davies2911 wrote:All of easyJet’s planes delivered since 2013 have had these seats with the leather coatings. I believe a fair few of the A320s had the refit as well.
Whoever the new AF/KLM CEO is his task will be ENORMEOUS . With AF Business PAX leaving for BA or other Air Carriers for better and cheaper service AF has a market share and loyalty issue, that is clear. But British Airways is certainly not an airline that AF passengers migrate to. BA is financiall...Jump to post
abrelosojos wrote:Great. Now, the Quebecois will see how they can't ever be accepted in France (AGAIN).
And this is a surprise to no one. WN has skirted rules and had cozy realtionship with the FAA people that were supposed to safeguarding the public. It was only a matter of time. Perhaps peeling the onion will reveal a lot more. Maybe the inspectors doing the deep dive don’t like pizza? (An industry...Jump to post
ADD-VIE-GVA seems a bit like a no brainer to me ! Flying time to GVA will be an additional 15 minutes accoring to the published schedules, but that seems rather optimistic to me. The previously planned changed to switch GVA via FCO instead of MXP was more logical, but operating via VIE makes geogra...Jump to post
oldannyboy wrote:I could see the LH group placing an order in the not too distant future....
Even if I am not proud of it, I have been traveling many time from Lyon. It’s only 1h30 from Geneva by car, the train takes you directly to the airport and fares are sometime 20-30% cheaper! It is insane what LX charges passengers from Geneva or Zürich! What about the rumors that some AB aircrafts ...Jump to post
I am wondering of the fact that flying from LYS is WAY cheaper than from Geneva, therefore some people from GVA are going there by train/car to have better fares, then connect through ZRH, has anything to do with this cancelation... It was a sweet deal No it was mainly motivated by needing aircraft...Jump to post
Is anybody else confused by the sheer number of special operating structures within the various entities at LH? Cityline Jump Brussels airlines Tyrolean airways LH mainline Austrian Air Berlin wet lease Eurowings Germanwings Air Dolomiti Revenue management must be a headache! Seems ripe for some co...Jump to post
They did the same thing when LX ended TLS/ZRH. After a few months only is was curtains again and I can't see them being more sucessful with LYS/ZRH. LX obviously couldn't make it work with all the connecting traffic through ZRH and I seriously doubt the O/D traffic will be sufficient for 3 daily fl...Jump to post
Perhaps Darwin and Etihad could feed tourists into the Bernese Oberland area; together with bus connections to Interlaken. Etihad have nothing more to do with Darwin, who belongs to Adria now. Looking at all the previous airlines operating out of BRN and all folded, I doubt that Darwin ( or Adria S...Jump to post
Another swiss regional airline bites the dust.
Maybe a good opportunity for Darwin to serve some destinations from BRN in case Skywork doesn’t survive.
There are reasons why they do not use the slots at FRA for flights to SXF or HAM and the reason is not missing slots at the destinations. So you really believe that FR who has bases in Germany for years now would suddenly attract attention because they start some domestic flights from FRA? Unlikely...Jump to post
tommy1808 wrote:AirlineCritic wrote:Monopolies... good to have them!
iirc there is just a single relation where taking over AB leads to a monopoly and that is MUC-CGN.
....if TXL stays open.which has to be seen. Berlin's stupid single Airport strategy which is topped by the capping of frequencies at the future single Airport BER to 360000 p.a. is a far greater threat of higher air fares than a few Monopoly routes. But no one complains, the issue is not public I d...Jump to post
If one looks out of the box a bit more, there is a clear LH-group-dominance in market share between Germany, Austria and Switzerland now. Rail and road are weak competitors say between Vienna and Zürich/Geneva or Vienna and places further away than Munich or Frankfurt. Except VIE - GVA and VIE - BE...Jump to post
Thexy have done their homework. What is signed and sealed today will hold up, especially since no one else except U2 was willing to buy anything. Even if, how can you sell somethnig when there are no buyers? With all due respect, your view is a bit too naive. There was interest from a number of air...Jump to post
Wonder where this leaves easyJet then ? If easyJet get nothing and LH/EW everything then something is deeply wrong here... Easyjet has reduced their bids earlier this week, reportedly from 50 to 30 mio €. The question is not what EZY gets but what they want. While LH will buy what they can without ...Jump to post
and now YL-CSF departed to GVA as BT647. Is it? flight radar has it as heavily delayed with the follow on flight cancelled... It's definitely in flight to GVA now. The next CS300 departure is to GVA in an hour. Perhaps it's coincidence or done on purpose, but funny to see BT dispatching CS300's to ...Jump to post
According to Airlineroute, EW have put on sale a number of new routes (they havne't listed routes that gain frequencies), mostly out of TXL but also out of DUS. Most interesting is that routes are actively listed as operated by LGW and some 737-800 operated routes (without an operator listed). Seems...Jump to post
B6' only options in the west are probably BUR and LAS as discussed above. That said, what about B6 paying another carrier (say Allegiant, Spirit or Frontier) to trade their LAX gates/presence for LGB slots. The ULCC's would still largely be in the same market (at a less favorable airport nonetheless...Jump to post
Nothing much, BCN will continue to see constant growth. Vueling will become Catalan airline (rather than Spanish) Vueling is an IAG subsidiary, and very much a pan-European airline, not really a "Spanish" airline, and even less so a Catalan entity... I think that in all likelihood, with a...Jump to post
Interesting post by an AB employee in a German forum: He says that the employees today were informed that easyjet is not interested in operating from DUS, but only want to take over a large number of A320s for a TXL-base. And another surprising information was that Lufthansa wants to take over both...Jump to post
airberlin have confirmed they will cease all long-haul flights by 15 October 2017. HAM-MUC and CGN-MUC will end on 29 September. They blame lessors for withdrawing their A330 aircraft. DUS-LAX will end (has ended) today. For the long haul flights, this was long in the GDS' as I had reported (the zer...Jump to post
In recent years LX has never loaded the summer schedule for GVA before October and even after that there were many changes loaded afterwards in January/February and even May. easyJet have already loaded their spring schedule and will load their summer schedule on Wednesday, so LX will probably feel ...Jump to post
Many have missed the fact that Etihad had long bought these slots to AZ in return for a loan. It is clear that EY have asked these slots back (probably out of fear that AZ will soon go belly up or not be under their control anymore) and AZ's only solution was to go to STN or LGW (where they were una...Jump to post
Interesting information circulating on a German pilots messageboard, apparently posted by an airberlin employee: He/she says that Lufthansa Group has bought the 10 A330-200 airberlin returned to lessor AerCap - who, without that purchase, was, as he says, in no haste to repossess the aircraft. The ...Jump to post
Another buyer for AB has shown up, Mr. Jonathan Pang, owner of Parchim Airport near Schwerin in Meck-Pomm. He wants to relocate AB to his Airport which is about half wqay between HAM and BER. You can check this Information under "hey, I am also here, please listen to me". It would cost hi...Jump to post
I can hardly wait to see ETOPS and what it'll do for sales in the Pacific. I suspect it's an untapped market there. Could the CS100/300 be a good 717 replacement for HA ? I mean just thinking of HA, they could cycle a CS between intra Hawaiian flying while at the same time send them to the west coa...Jump to post
It wouldn't exactly be unthinkable that AB/Aer Cap agree to terminate the lease on the A330s, AB is forced to fire all the A330 crew. In return EW agrees with Aer Cap to lease said aircraft and take over the flights (right now there's mainly the tour operator destinations officially axed and up for ...Jump to post
No, LAX/SFO aren't zero'd out, JFK and MIA are the one's zero'd out. DUS-LAX/SFO now zero'ed out as well beyond Sep 25. So basically now the entire long-haul operation is 0'd out (or only bookable on the highest fare categories). I wonder why AB aren't being more honest that in 2 weeks they won't o...Jump to post
Rumour has it that airberlin wants to get rid of rather expensive LTU-era long-haul staff to make the core business leaner and more attractive for a buyer. It is a PITA to get rid of such longtime employees here. Forget to do it on short notice. Expensive. Is that still the case when an airline is ...Jump to post
At what point does AB start making employees redundant ? 10 A330s must be a sizeable workforce. I also wonder whether this won't diminish the value of the airline or complicate the bidding for the different parts of Air Berlin.Jump to post
If I am not mistaken, all that remains from the long-haul network are the routes from Düsseldorf to New York, Miami, Fort Myers, Los Angeles and San Francisco. With LAX and SFO being zero'ed out and MIA and RSW currently not operating due to Irma (not sure how quickly RSW will be back on line, MIA ...Jump to post
It seems like DUS-JFK/MIA have been zero'd out on all but the most expensive fare classes. LAX/SFO don't seem affected yet. Could it be that all long-haul flights will come to an end by end of September or beginning of October ? In which case, how long until other parts of the fleet are parted out t...Jump to post