Seems to have been missed, but Al Ahram is reporting that MS has received its 7th frame this week:
Quick head-up to anyone having had TK flights cancelled over the last few days and looking to use the online change facility. Had the outbound IST - CAI cancelled in the early hours of Thursday morning, but found the online system wasn't working. Thankfully I was able to sort things very quickly wi...Jump to post
Quick head-up to anyone having had TK flights cancelled over the last few days and looking to use the online change facility. Had the outbound IST - CAI cancelled in the early hours of Thursday morning, but found the online system wasn't working. Thankfully I was able to sort things very quickly wit...Jump to post
Another frame (to Egyptair) was delivered today. I believe that is the 45th for the year. Another 4 are in various stages of flight testing (Air Canada-2nd flight done/Air Baltic-3rd flight done/Russia x 2-2nd & 3rd flight done). They could actually hit 49 this year. Things are notably picking ...Jump to post
Anyone have an idea if they're going to reinstate the Istanbul - Luxor route next year?
Spent 2 weeks telling everyone looking to get to LXR from just about anywhere that TK flies from, outside London, what a great route option it is, only for them to pull the route as of 28/03/2020.
I promised an image of the Egyptair aircraft, after enquiries regarding its livery; which is basically mainline, with "Express" added, and here it is. https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/48816217707/in/album-72157711116417091/ https://tinyurl.com/y4n7unc2 https://tinyurl.com/y4n7un...Jump to post
So far this month, 2 deliveries to Delta, one to each of Russia, AirBaltic and Egyptair, and potentially 1 further delivery to each of Delta and Egyptair. That will potentially be 7 deliveries this month. Speaking of the MS delivery, I've just this morning flown on the one currently in service, LXR...Jump to post
Bit off the current TC discussion, but must say the new Istanbul Airport and the TK J lounge are great. Arrived late last night and found that, whilst a long walk (travellators helped) from the gate to Passport Control, the airport was a doddle to navigate; everything is well signposted, so there's ...Jump to post
First flight of first A220-300 for MS with registration C-FPBE, to be SU-GEX. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/picture-egyptair-a220-conducts-first-flight-460447/ Thanks, as anticipated that confirms the blue nacelle leading edge in the previous photo was just a protective coating, as was...Jump to post
Bit off topic, sorry, but IST's website has only been showing flight arrivals and departures for the last few days, due to technical issues. I'm looking to book the inaugural IST - LXR service in September, but if I go for taking the MAN - IST and IST - LXR flights on the same day I have to battle t...Jump to post
From my days, far too long ago to happily admit to these days, as a Bty Sigs Sgt (please allow for attempting to put the actual pronunciation into letters): 0 = ZERO 1 = WUN 2 = TOO 3 = THUREE 4 = FOWER 5 = FIFE 6 = SICKS 7 = SEVEN 8 = ATE 9 = NINER 10 = WUN ZERO All other numbers follow this patter...Jump to post
Can't be true. Simon Calder pronounced this to be impossible, and the A380 dead, in the Indy, earlier this week.
Excellent news; and, yes I did see Simon Calder writing the A380 off the other day.
Just a shame I'm not flying anywhere I can book flights on the thing, lately. Just have to go on admiring it on the ground.
Got to agree, regarding the MAN - CAI service. Flew it a few times and both Y and J appeared to be pretty full, but there seemed to be issues with confirming the dates for the service. Initially it was year round, but then went to summer months only, which is, somewhat surprisingly, high season for ...Jump to post
Here's the link to the announcement of all the orders, though with no breakdown, in the local press: http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/3/12/281582/Business/Economy/EgyptAir-signs-agreements-to-purchase--new-planes-.aspx Interestingly, the one new order they do specifically mention is that for ...Jump to post
Hi guys With this expansion do you guys thinkmthe Manchester route will be restarted? Thanks There is a rumour doing the rounds, amongst the Luxor hoteliers, that MS will be returning to Manchester, next autumn, with an MAN - LXR routing. They tried this, approximately 16 years ago, but couldn't co...Jump to post
No expressway in the real sense... I believe this is true for the entire country. An expressway, in general, is a road that is designed to keep traffic at speed and not slowing down and speeding up. I do not think this kind of road exists in Egypt. They have some very nice highways but they still h...Jump to post
As I said, earlier, despite the drop in tourism; slowly recovering, all the domestic flights I've taken on MS Express have been full in recent years, but the 2 flights on mainline, 738 and A320, in August between Cairo and Luxor were not 100% sold. Perhaps they're looking to pull all the larger, mai...Jump to post
Smart...destroy your tourism and then build an unneeded airport to cater to the people that are no longer coming. They didn't destroy their tourism. Foreign governments imposed travel advisories at the time of the January 25 Revolution, re-imposed them at the time of the second revolution, and impo...Jump to post
This seems to have been under the radar until now but the Egyptian daily Al Ahram Online is reporting that a new airport is to be opened to the west of Cairo; Cairo International (CAI) being located to the east of the city, specifically with the aim of handling flights by those wishing only to visit...Jump to post
I've always found the MS Express E-jets to be a real pleasure to fly, on domestic services, but times change I guess, as do economics. Bearing in mind that I've never seen anything but, near, fully occupied flights on the Embraers, but that A320 or 737 variants would probably be too large for using ...Jump to post
Great to hear some good news for what was actually a very good airline, from my experience. Sadly, since the LCC takeover of, virtually, all flights from the UK to the Czech Republic, they've been crowded out, so any indications of a recovery in their fortunes gives hope that they may be able to at ...Jump to post
There was a thread, which ran to 2 or 3 pages, earlier in the day. After it was determined that the "analyst" reporting this was not exactly a reliable source, the thread was locked by crew. Basically, it appears to be wishful thinking by a Boeing fanboy blogger and Anet has decided the su...Jump to post
Prior to the merger, DL had a sole source agreement with Boeing. The EU Commission which oversees the mergers and acquisitions required DL to walk away from the Boeing deal which apparently DL has done. No they didn't. The only requirement of the EU was that Boeing no longer enforced the exclusivit...Jump to post
I can just picture the scene, as panic sets in amongst the passengers, who are beating a hasty retreat. Meanwhile army and Homeland Security personnel, wearing full NBC kit, stand by to storm the aircraft, as the vindaloo monster; somewhat similar in appearance to one of the green, gas cloud aliens,...Jump to post
Thanks for sharing what is a thoroughly interesting and unusual; as in different from leisure and business trips, report. The shot of the Prophet's Mosque is beautiful whilst I'm always gobsmacked when seeing the pilgrims circling the Kaba. Also interesting to read of an experience with Saudia; whic...Jump to post
It's being reported by Al Ahram Online that MS expects the US electronics ban to be lifted next week. Probably a case of wait and see. (See: http://tinyurl.com/y8l6m6xw ) No mention of any of the affected points of origin having the ban lifted, on all flights, not specific carriers, by the UK author...Jump to post
I believe MS is also still affected; despite Egyptian airport security now being in the hands of a UK based company and reports from those flying back to the UK form Luxor, which can be found on Trip Advisor's forums, that security on flights to countries affected by the restrictions have become alm...Jump to post
Not had to remove your shoes, apart from if, as mentioned above, you're boots, for a few years now at MAN, nor have I had to do so at either FRA or MUC, no matter where I've arrived from, when transiting. Oddly the only airports I've been to where, for at least the last 7 years, everyone is required...Jump to post
They are covered by the local authorities. These increased measures are a product of intelligence gathered from Egyptair 804 that hasn't been released publicly. Wasn't that deemed caused by a fire in the cockpit due perhaps to battery issue? Explosive residue was present. The OSCE is developing inc...Jump to post
Just to confirm that, in the case of Egyptian airspace, at least, only QR and MS flights to and from Doha are affected by the ban. Other airlines are free to overfly Egypt.
It is standard practice that an enquiry is held even if armed police simply draw their weapons and do not fire them, in the UK. Remember that, unlike some parts of the world, the use of firearms is not standard practice. In a similar vein, despite being issued with terms of engagement and, even if ...Jump to post
As mentioned, counter insurgency ops in NI weren't classed as standard times but it was still deemed necessary to ensure that shooting people was only done in the appropriate circumstances and it was not accepted as being the norm; rule of law and all that. Bugger all to do with political correctnes...Jump to post
I can't believe that they are contemplating an investigation into why 8 officers fired "an unprecedented" 50 rounds. They were wearing "suicide vests" and had already killed and injured who knew how many, neutralise the assholes then count the number saved, not cartridge cases. ...Jump to post
In other words, the recorder appears to have carried on working right up until the point at which the aircraft was lost, at 37 000 feet. Not helped by the rather poor translation from what, one assumes, was the original Arabic. BTW., the article is largely composed of statements released by the Egyp...Jump to post
Whilst an onboard fire would appear to be the likely cause of the accident, the article also states that, due to forensic examiners reportedly finding traces of explosive residue on some bodies, the matter has been referred to the public prosecutor, without stating that this is being pursued as the ...Jump to post
Crabgrass Airways will continue the airbridge as long as there's a large garrison on the islands, but the chances of catching a flight out of Brize aren't that great; although I seem to remember a trip report being posted some time ago, by someone who did just that.Jump to post
A couple of things I noticed in the linked, Washington Post presentation of the United report, is this: Officers from the Chicago Department of Aviation, which has authority to respond to such airline requests and historically has been effective in getting customers to voluntarily comply, answered U...Jump to post
Good to hear, and thanks for sharing the details of what happened. If, as your report would seem to indicate, the airline has had something of a wake up call, following this incident, and is not only prepared to learn, but to act upon the lessons learned, that is actually a positive sign. As mention...Jump to post
Does anyone know: (1) who called the cops - was it the United gate agents or the Republic flight crew? (2) why did they call the wrong set of cops? As their employer, the Chicago Department of Aviation, said in a public statement, the airport police/security have no jurisdiction to remove passenger...Jump to post
I asked a friend this question: What if the headline read: "Professional poker player/convicted drug dealer dragged from plane." Would people have a different opinion? I mean, that's also an accurate description of the man. IIRC this was discredited. The person that you are talking about ...Jump to post
And you are simply refusing to accept that the airline and the airport security / police have both admitted to being in the wrong, inventing new terminology along the way, in order to avoid having to admit that it is possible for airline staff to royally screw things up, or that you are under no obl...Jump to post
He's still not answered my question. Would he allow the police to search his house without a warrant? Especially if those police officers were acting outside of their lawful jurisdiction, for instance you live in Chicago and the cops are from Detroit (Different in England and Wales, where a warrant...Jump to post
Sorry just posted to cover the latest in a string of posts where the possibility of a FAM being onboard the aircraft was mentioned and, as both this and the other UA thread are getting rather long, those not taking the time to read every post might get the idea that it was a established fact, rather...Jump to post
And to that comment, I am sure UA fanboys will be quick to say well that is just federal regulations and we have to follow it. Well, if UA was truly concerned about their customers, they would lobby against the practice of FAM getting F seats without reason. UA has no problems lobbying against othe...Jump to post
It looks to me like so much damage has been done to the "UNITED" brand that they're going to have to revert to "CONTINENTAL" and repaint their aircraft in the old 1970's gold-based striped cheatline livery. Otherwise, a year from now Southwest will be taking over them!! Their ID...Jump to post