With the no fly zone rules against Qatar it makes sense to use those frames somewhere From what I heard the wide body fleet was fully utilised as many routes that were previously operated on a narrowbody needed an upgrade due to the increase in flight time. Plus QR has announced a lot of new destin...Jump to post
Check these extra fees out! https://primeraair.com/travel-info/fees/ £16 for a sandwich and soft drink! :lol: The biggest mystery is what currency conversion software they have? The USD and CAD prices are hugely inflated with real conversion rates. On transatlantic flights it is £19.99 for seat sel...Jump to post
N292UX wrote:EK and EY do I believe
LH currently fly the 380 to LAX and have no plans to stop. The current route to FRA for the 380 will switch to MUC in the spring. QR and EY can barely fill their planes now to LAX so I don't you'll ever see their 380s at LAX. I don't see NH bringing their 380s to LAX since they will be in a high de...Jump to post
That assumes QF has a spare A380 or are willing to downgauge another route. Besides that they would also need to factor in the cost of changing crew roosters in order to operate the extra A380 sector. Dont think it is that easy for them to just change one flight. Of course they would, they do that ...Jump to post
I think some of their flights are early morning departures from DOH and others, around 7-8am; they seem to do this with a lot of new routes (I see they are about to launch Prague and they've done much the same thing). Presumably they'll make both of these times daily. Love the 787 (from a photograp...Jump to post
5 - Route: HKG-LHR / Airline: CX / Flight Time: 13 Hrs 05 Mins / Distance: 5,995 Miles 4 - Route: MEL-DXB / Airline: EK / Flight Time: 14 Hrs 05 Mins / Distance: 7,231 Miles 3 - Route: SYD-DXB / Airline: EK / Flight Time: 14 Hrs 10 Mins / Distance: 7,481 Miles 2 - Route: DOH-DFW / Airline: QR / Flig...Jump to post
People buy 2 seats all the time. Those are their seats. No problem. Very common in industry Problem is that one of those 2 seats is technically a "no-show" and this can be difficult with standby travellers. There was an incident recently I think with this issue on a flight from Hawaii. Th...Jump to post
VCEflyboy wrote:I remember a few years ago AF flew LHR - JFK. The flight was discontinued. Does anyone know why?
Anybody know what lounge QR will use? I assume DAA Terminal 2? However, I recently took EK flight, and the DAA lounge was totally overcrowded, no available seats before the flight. Very poor experience, especially for F EK passengers QR will operate from Terminal 1, so more than likely it will be D...Jump to post
It can depend. For Pilots and FAs, the capacity is usually directed elsewhere and therefore there are no layoffs. For the destination staff, they can often be contracted from Menzies or Serviceair and are just reassigned - with the potential for a few layoffs. Also, a station may become offline and ...Jump to post
[ I am not likely to fly DXB-US, but whenever I fly long haul (often), I do count on the flight as productive time. Losing that productive time, having to plan for the lost time with a sleepless night at the hotel when I arrive and having to worry for how well my expensive electronics will be carri...Jump to post
EI is the third or fourth largest carrier in Heathrow and I believe it is due to their volume of flights that they aren't moving to T5 as theres a lack of available gates. T2 is an easy terminal to fly in and out of and connecting from T2 to T5 is relatively straight forward. I don't see any immedia...Jump to post
BOS and SEA were way over served to begin with. You guys act like BOS-DXB is this huge market and can fill an A380 most of those were connection passengers from the JetBlue partnership and if they thought BOS needed the extra capacity they wouldn't have cut one flight so no no A380 to BOS. The only...Jump to post
Over 600 passengers affected as fault halts Aer Lingus jet Around 660 Aer Lingus passengers had their travel plans disrupted over the last 24 hours due to a technical issue with one of its aircraft. A flight from Dublin to JFK Airport in New York and the subsequent return flight from JFK to Dublin ...Jump to post
On a side note I notice the evening service has turnaround at 2h15m up from 2h last summer. Best flight for connections to AUS/NZ so could we expect it on that if it's announced then or next year? Think it's most suitable time for DUB operationally as well. I would be surprised if the evening fligh...Jump to post
Scheduled have "firebreaks" built in. This is essentially a longer buffer time in aircraft rotations to absorb any delays. Also at hub airports, a larger airline may swap multiple aircraft schedules around (sometimes up to a dozen) to make sure there is no further delay. This can be aircra...Jump to post
Beginning 17 July 2017, Qatar Airways will connect two capitals; Doha and Skopje. The airlines will launch four-weekly flights to Skopje, the capital of the Republic of Macedonia. The airline will fly the A320 aircraft direct to and from Skopje on the four-weekly schedule, featuring a two-class cabi...Jump to post
Quick Q if I may..... Looking at possibly flying ET to LAX and looking for any feedback.... Seems to be getting quite mixed reviews on some forums..... prices are good......but..... Thanks. I flew it recently and would fly it again. Seats are good, 787's are nice with ET, food was 6/10, IFE 5/10, f...Jump to post
It's been so long since I have traveled BA, when did they do away with cash sales on board? At time of booking flights more less as expensive as FR/EI but you collect more points that EI which is what make pick them over EI. They recently introduced BoB and i think this is when they began card-only...Jump to post
zubin wrote:Thanks everyone for your replies. Will typhoon season be a factor for transiting through Hong Kong in July?
Are the Stobart E190's just for Stobart air flights or could we see them on some EI routes as well? Wont be on EIR this year, guess a lot depends on how the SEN ops do and lease period for those aircraft. I do feel EIR need to move away from ATRs into the future. If only. The fact is that the ATRs ...Jump to post
Qantas744er wrote:They need all the cargo capacity they can get. I hear these flights are often loaded up to MZFW out of NBO, with lower deck freight.
Would this have anything to do with pilot shortages? I know this is an issue in China as to attract pilots they pay $300k+ salaries...Jump to post
The title says it all really. BA32 arrives at LHR daily at 04:45 and BA28 follows at 04:55. Why are these flights scheduled so close together? Similarly, flights BA16 and BA12 from Singapore arrive within 20 minutes of each other each morning (though BA16 originates at SYD). The reason is because t...Jump to post
EK and QR are really racing to fill the void to be left by EY. This EK upgrade and QR's announcement to fly DOH-GIG-SCL 4x weekly, will compensate Etihad's departure. When did QR annouce DOH-GIG-SCL? This hasn't been announced. QR has announced their intent to fly to GIG and SCL, but it was not men...Jump to post
Air Asia X comes to mind.Jump to post
As a passenger, I prefer the "American" way of an airline controlling/branding its gates or terminals. That nonsense of not knowing where my gate is going to be when I land/arrive can be a pain in some airports, especially if one is flying on a non-dominant carrier for that particular air...Jump to post
They are really moving along with the additions to the front of the departures area on Terminal 1. I noticed the extensions to the front facade and new escalators/stairs while dropping people off out front. Does anyone have a link to the plans for T1 or any pictures of what it will be like when com...Jump to post
It seems quite clear from the comments of Willie Walsh and Alex Cruz that BA has to be able to compete against Norwegian on price. BA trying to compete with Norwegian is mentioned quite a bit above. I understand they are "competition" on some routes, but I hardly see them as such a threat...Jump to post
Another step in the race to the bottom. Though this would not be a deciding factor in whether or not I fly BA, adding to the scrapping of free food and drink on short haul, scrapping of 2nd meal on mid-haul flights and turning into a 3-4-3 777 operator in the space of a few months, I can't say I fee...Jump to post
Eurowings operated DUB-DUS this summer as well. Any more word on QR, I've seen someone on Twitter mention SV were potentially looking at DUB next summer. A recent interview mentioned that once more A350's are delivered, DUB will be announced as 787's will be free'd up. Unconfirmed reports of May 17...Jump to post
First of all you definitely have enough time to leave the airport as the city is 24 minutes away from the airport and everything moves so frequently and efficiently in Hong Kong. I would recommend: The Peak: Take the airport express from to airport to Hong Kong Station and transfer to the island lin...Jump to post
EY will reinstate their 777 operations next year (6 days a week). Originally, it was planned as 2x daily A332. The schedule is as follows: Abu Dhabi – Dublin eff 26MAR17 Restoration of 2nd daily service on year-round basis EY045 AUH0230 – 0800DUB 77W x7 EY045 AUH0230 – 0800DUB 332 7 EY041 AUH0930 – ...Jump to post
Cancelled Aer Lingus flights affect 700 Shannon passengers AER Lingus has cancelled six transatlantic flights to and from Shannon Airport this week, affecting almost 700 passengers. The airline cancelled Monday’s EI-111 Shannon to New York service and its return flight, EI-110, on Monday night. Wed...Jump to post
b747400erf wrote:I do not know EK work rules, but what are the chances the 10 hour layover is just enough time to put the crew back on the return flight home at night?
dubaiamman243 wrote:DXB - DOH market is a mix of the three elements mentioned above. I know a guy that used to live in Dubai and work in Doha. Travel back on the weekends to be with his family.
Another thread suggests MSY will announce a new intl. carrier soon.
I really, really hope EI aren't planning on bringing it home like they did with -EWR... It seems to have finished up with Shaheen a month ago and its owned by Aercap so is likely coming back to them pre another lease (or scrapping). Incidentally, a "little birdie" told me that EI and QR a...Jump to post
Sorry about my lack of posts here recently, I reached out to KLM on Twitter asking would they ever consider Cork flights and I got a response "You never know", Exciting Times! However, the social media/marketing employee is probably not informed of all route plans/developments until it is...Jump to post