It wouldn't surprise me they are looking to sell them. I would be be surprised if they couldn't find a buyer however. Every investment fund from LA to Lahore will be after OS if they can find a way to pick it apart and make some money somehow - and that's not a good thing. You'd almost certainly get...Jump to post
From what I have seen, the LH plan seems sensible, other competitors like AF/KL and BA/IB seem to have made similarly deep cuts too. In terms of fleet, unfortunately taking capacity out of the market is the way to go at the moment. Hence the huge withdrawals in fleet types. I do think these will com...Jump to post
I would do it, was actually going to do IST myself next month too. You would at least be guaranteed social distancing between you the person next to you, and you have access to the open lounges at LHR, which for your early arrival before the flight make sense. Coming back I've yet to establish which...Jump to post
I am just planning my Northern South American trip and was trying to hunt down the routes the Harbin Y-12 flies for SATENA. A.net photos show a few appearances at Medellin (but not sure where to/from) and ideally I'd like to plan something short departing BOG. Can any locals advise on the best recom...Jump to post
My favs: Oslo Gardermoen Hong Kong Worst: Luton - awful in every possible way. Bucharest - modern part ruined by confusing layout, endless smoking rooms at each gate, queues snaking all over the place for smoking/food outlets. Dirty and badly maintained. Leeds-Bradford - cheap and nasty build fit ou...Jump to post
I'd be surprised if HAL are wanting the 'connections to examples of LPL, NWI, HUY, MME, CWL" Those routes would earn them very little money and we all know they would hugely favour, along with BA, additional JFK/ORD etc services if they could get away with it. HS2 wouldn't change much. LPL wou...Jump to post
I'd be surprised if HAL are wanting the 'connections to examples of LPL, NWI, HUY, MME, CWL" Those routes would earn them very little money and we all know they would hugely favour, along with BA, additional JFK/ORD etc services if they could get away with it. HS2 wouldn't change much. LPL woul...Jump to post
Easy. Luton airports terminal. Only recently upgraded and expanded. But very badly designed in terms of passenger flow. Hundreds of people arriving, then entering from the car park and bus stands into the building conflicting/obstructing with the same number of people queuing for the strange outside...Jump to post
Very surprised nobody has brought up the following. For anyone that has memories of the European charter carrier days - even during the late 90's, things were a lot worse than any of the airlines that have been mentioned so far. Trans Aer (Ireland): Comedy act with incredibly old fleet of mostly lea...Jump to post
As someone who is quite family with Delta, I recommend to the Brits on this board that you throw out your preconceptions. Delta's DNA is all over this deal at the strategy level. What you see today will be unrecognizable in five years. Enjoy the ride. Hi Jetlanta - thanks for your comments. Would y...Jump to post
It's going to be interesting. Their current route network is not sustainable. As expected, the suggestions of codeshares here, there and everywhere have been made which is not a wise suggestion. What Flybe/VS Connect desperately need is feed in their direction - high yield business that can sustain ...Jump to post
At one point them seemed to operate almost every regional airliner going, which cannot be efficient for planning and crewing. That said, they do rely on a lot of subsidy flying - good for them, and this seems to see them through. I've taken the NOR-MAN service a few times, one of the more bizarre do...Jump to post
My brief analysis as a European looking at their existing set-up: - PAL is fairly well governed, operationally stable, even if not efficient with its overheads or management structure. The training of its workforce is good and safety in recent years has also been pretty good. Modern fleet. - They ho...Jump to post
It is precisely the fact that there is already service from KIX to AMS, FRA, CDG and HEL that a flight to LHR isn't feasible. To be clear, BA has plenty of slot capacity at LHR, what they lack is longhaul aircraft which they choose to operate other more profitable routes. As people have mentioned t...Jump to post
All the destinations you have quoted British Airways have previously served except for Minsk which I highly doubt that they would fly to as the demand is not there and any traffic on the route is taken care of by the Belarusian flag carrier Belavia from LGW to MSK. [/quote] Why is there no demand i...Jump to post
I would say biggest unserved: Ankara Antalya Bremen Dresden Guernsey Minsk - def think they need to try this one Shannon maybe? Obviously the competition is tough And one or two from: Skope, Ljubljana, Pristina. Defintely agree with poster on CMN too, thats growing. Not sure why they are dropping MP...Jump to post
Yes but Morocco at least indicated that it wants full involvement in the ECAA.
The UK isn't removing these laws either, although we are still some way off getting to the aviation detail in any changes that may or may not happen.
There is the area called the European Common Aviation Area which some have referred to above which a state does not need to be a member of to be part of and allows non regulated access/flights between members. The EU has been most keen to get as many countries signed up to liberalize aviation and de...Jump to post
I feel sick that Monarch is going, such a great airline with great staff, hope they all secure a good future quickly.
Like many, so many good memories of childhood that were defined by airlines such as Monarch.
I think FAT wins awards for this, surprised they still haven't changed their name. Muk Air Uni Air - also always think of it as some cheap student outfit when in fact its a proper regional airline. Kiss Air - jeeze Solaseed Air - sounds like sow the seed! Peach - seems to be a fruit theme these days...Jump to post
Couldn't agree more on the long-haul path. They are getting eaten alive by the LCC's at the moment. The Carribbean/Indian Ocean/Vegas idea is definitely a way to go - that's exactly what they used to be (on top of a good short haul business). I still there there is enough capacity to be offered on t...Jump to post
I think it's unlikely from LON airports as there is already an enormous amount of capacity with EK and EY to that area. The LoCo's could give it a go but its likely to be to Sharjah or similar and/or from a very provincial UK airport (like Exeter or Humberside etc), the reasoning being is that those...Jump to post
I've always liked the Philippines scheme, a timeless classic. Yes the font could be updated but then they'd only be jumping on the bandwagon with something new. Iberia - the designer needs naming and shaming, one of the biggest mess-ups in livery history. I mean what were they thinking? China Easter...Jump to post
The CEO states it's a route 'which we were not able to serve with our fleet before' Completely incorrect as they flew the 757 which is more than capable of getting to Abu Dhabi. I hate it when they say these things for marketing purposes! According to some data, the 737-500 (which they currently run...Jump to post
Seems like a good choice to replace the 757's. They definitely wont be using them from a feed perspective though. I'd say the yields on DUB-xxx US cities are probably fairly low as it is and feeding people through DUB can potentially see that yield dive lower. Yes people do connect via DUB but EI ha...Jump to post
I think the 332 would be pushed on BCN-NRT though, and they would want a high density config too which wouldn't help. EI - no way are they going to be running long haul out of BCN, they have very little brand recognition within continental Europe and the long haul operation on equipment is running v...Jump to post
I think its possible to grow some long haul routes East or West but you have to be very choosy over what you start. I don't think DFW would work as the city would need to be place that at least half of the Manchester folk would actually want to stop and visit IMO (one a regular, year round basis). S...Jump to post
Of the MAN-Australia and/or NZ traffic I bet BA has less that 0.5% market share (and I think that's being generous). That's a pretty big market they could try to tap into. It is but it's almost entirely O&D and leisure. As the last poster just pointed out, if they are only willing to operate th...Jump to post
Why are IAG no longer funnelling through DUB? (Perhaps I've missed something?) They are but it's unlikely to be 'any more' than they used to, the capacity is not there at the moment. Fair point with VS, but it is harder for BA to expand at LHR if their UK regional traffic declines due to direct ser...Jump to post
3 - VS have made great strides at MAN and are no longer offering leisure only routes. It is reasonable to assume that in 2018 they will offer the following routes from MAN: ATL, JFK, SFO, BOS, MCO, BGI, LAS, LAX (2018) and MIA (2018). That is a lot of market lost to BA. Furthermore, they are using ...Jump to post
My view is that the alliance game globally has completely stalled. There has been little mention of recent movement of airlines in or out of any of the big 3 alliances and cross-alliance and hybrid/lo-co partnerships are instead now forming. What this means is AB's inclusion in or out of Oneworld is...Jump to post
The Avro RJ takes off and more importantly lands at a slower speed than the 737 and I'm going to take a punt that that goes in it's favour in getting into HLE better than the Boeing does, on top of the short field performance. Theres loads of Avros around and if one wants to take one on but theres c...Jump to post
I would say:
Jets, starting with quietest first:
Some of the worst:
Dash 8 400 - the worst out there, even though it's the newest!
Can't comment on some types I've not been on.
Just planning a trip on Trade Air (operated by Base Air/Croatia) on the DBV-SPU flight which another source says is on a Embraer 120, however looking on Flightaware it seems a Jetstream 32 seems to have done the last few flights! I am trying to get on the Embraer (as nice as the rare J32 also is!), ...Jump to post
How will they deal with the steep decrease in demand? I think it's a bit too early to talk about steep decreases in demand. Things will dip after attacks, naturally, but that is no indicator of future developments.[/quote] I think that's a huge indicator is it not?! That instability of peace is one...Jump to post
I would stick with VS, that's going to be the best product getting there. Wouldn't dream of IB to HAV. It's generally one of their least well yeilding routes. The AC idea with the onboard visa does sound appealing but I can't imagine the experience would better VS.Jump to post
Dear A.netters. As you all probably know, the tiny British cigartube with four hairdryers, is soon to join the list of extinct airliners. Thus, I would love to get the chance to log a few of these jumboliners before it's too late, I know that City Jet operates regular flights from AMS to LCY (RJ 85...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/zkeoj" class="quote" target="_blank">zkeoj</a> (<a href="#52" class="quote">Reply 52</a>):<br/><i>Thanks - I got those as well, but LX138 referr...Jump to post
Funny how 12 months ago Aurigny were shouting about how the Trislander only had 'weeks left in service' and here we are a year later and they are still covering most of the network! Latest on the ATP: if you are looking to catch one the new Estonian airline Nordic Aviation Group are leasing 2 from N...Jump to post
Wheres the demand? I think biz traffic between the two cities would limit the success of a <acronym title="London - City (LCY / EGLC), United Kingdom">LCY</acronym> flight would it not? If someone was really wanting to run it I think a payload restricted A318 could make it. The standard range perfor...Jump to post
We are worse off due to the lack of <acronym title="British Midland">BD</acronym>, not Little Red. <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/S75752" class="quote" target="_blank">S75752<...Jump to post