It is not just the issue of insufficient demand but also hub connection opportunities (flight frequency) at the southern hubs are too plentiful. Same reason why for example the East Coast (except NYC MIA) seemingly having little South America direct flights (especially deep southern cone e.g. GRU or...Jump to post
When BA axed LHR-DTW in March 2008, the Detroit market had been adversely affected by the decline of its auto industry. BA announced the termination of the route in September 2007. The U.S. industry sold 16.1 million vehicles that year, in a string of nine 16+ million vehicle years. Don't attribute...Jump to post
What actually is new from the behind the paywall article? 6th freedom has been SU staple business for decades.Jump to post
5th freedom is most likely still an area of interest for EK however there are a few things to consider. Firstly, if they really agreed and now take action to effectively pull out of the 'agreement', they need to consider the potential consequences whatever they maybe. Second, 5th freedom is not chea...Jump to post
Thanks for the reposting. Good you can still find the photos and what a tech geek you were too. Already armed with a digital camera in 2002.Jump to post
Thanks for the write up. It is good you managed to get to PEK on time.
Like the reply no.1 said, pictures are not showing.
If being on time into SGN is important to you and you can't take say a 1-2 days delay, then no. If you want to get an idea about on time performance, look up your MAN-ZRH leg in flightaware or flightradar24. A few months ago I was arriving into another European mega hub airport as an O&D, and a ...Jump to post
Yep, I'm counting on the Kansai Airport Port becoming the lifeline in the upcoming weeks. They'll have to step up bus connections between the port and terminal as well. That reminds me a few years ago when a ship hit the bridge connecting to HKG, and the bridge was closed for a few hours. Even that...Jump to post
Some posters mention about POS being skewed towards the Germany side, but many airlines (e.g. FI AY EK as examples) rely heavily on non-home POS on nearly all routes. How do these airlines succeed? Mind you many airlines fly into KEF HEL DXB and these airlines do actually have direct p2p route compe...Jump to post
EK and SQ actually do fly more short haul than long haul sectors and they have multiple hub banks. As someone above mentioned, one needs to look towards long haul or pure connecting carriers such as WOW air, FI or VS.Jump to post
789 and 359 are almost identical. The reason why some of those carriers in this list have both (VN, CA, JL, MH, CZ, SQ/TR) is due to their own incompetence and for political reasons. I only see JL and SQ as having a competent and national politic free fleet planning department in this area.Jump to post
If this results in the UK being in the same time zone during summer time (7 months) as Western Europe, UK based carriers will see a competitive gain because they have long had a disadvantage due to the 1 hour timezone lag. This is due to night stopping crews and aircrafts in various Western European...Jump to post
BA should also fly lhr- perth with 787-9. Then we can see which of the two airlines is the more popular. If 2 host airlines are flying the routes and both survive in the long run, then it is a sustainable routes? For example, UA and SQ are flying Sin- Lax( SQ A350, UA 787-9), after a year of servic...Jump to post
Poland actually as a whole offers a lot to tourists and businesses, but the issue for airlines is they are spread across various cities around the country. This work to the advantage of several Euro legacy carriers to take business away from WAW and LO. For DL, if WAW does comes round, I think a sum...Jump to post
Cargo carriers like UPS and FX may have the largest percentage of fleet airborne due to narrow operating window during night hours. If we expand to 100- fleet carriers, niche regional cargo carriers may have an even higher percentage though no carrier in this category will have 100+ fleet. Separatel...Jump to post
Why doesn't China declare Guam and the Philippines their own too Did you know China discovered every island in the Pacific and even discovered the Americas well before the first Native Americans did and has the maps to prove it? In fact, China discovered Africa before many Africans did too. Oh, wel...Jump to post
*A alliance is too strong in Germany and this doesn't help non-aligned carriers. Look at the history of IB or LA for example in Germany. They were and are still pretty small in Germany compared to what LH offers to Spain and LA-hubbed South American markets. If you have to beat LH in the German mark...Jump to post
Found the old thread now:
The longest legs were French:
A couple of possible explanations: The outbound/inbound is empty, but the inbound/outbound may be completely full. It depends on the time of the day and the season The short turn is used in between long haul legs to increase aircraft utilisation The flight might be empty upstairs, but cargo could be...Jump to post
WUH is one of the largest CZ secondary hub in China however. CDG-WUH is definitely a Skyteam route, similar to say AMS-XMN for example. CZ would not choose CDG and WUH if they are not Skyteam hubs. Anyway if one day CZ switches to OW, CDG flying will be reduced.Jump to post
Please continue discussion in this thread:
Good job on DL and other airlines that provide personal IFE onboard. However,
1) I never choose IFE over price, loyalty to an airline, safety or convenience of schedule.
2) USB charging port is more important. my own tablet and smartphone has more content relevant to me than any IFE can offer.
I believe it is only a matter of time before Air Asia X will use its Japan AOC to launch these flights. The group has just topped up its order to 100. They will eventually place a portion of this on the Japan AOC, and so not related to 5th freedom between Malaysia and Japan. I do question what their...Jump to post
Perhaps it is due to a weak GBP, heatwave in many parts of Europe dampening demand to the Med and a general recovery in tourism in Turkey and North Africa. For tourists Spain is not as cheap as say North Africa but it is also more upmarket, so higher prices in general is expected and there is nothin...Jump to post
I would exercise caution when we are looking at a 41% YTD drop to a currency and still manage it as business-as-usual. Sure if it is a single digit swing over a 12 month period TK can manage, but when we are talking about a large swing, you are going to have to start preparing for potentials like la...Jump to post
I know I am playing with the wording of the thread title here, but since we are talking about non-US, how about Calgary, Edmonton or Ottawa? I'd bet some of these are being considered seriously by BA. Canada - UK is a TATL market too so it is more at level playing field for BA.Jump to post
If you are happy with just an approximate schedule, you can simply do the followings to the present day 2018 schedule, and you will get a full timetable across BA, VS, CX, QF and NZ for that period: BA - Take the present schedule and add a 3rd daily (timetable included in my previous reply). All B74...Jump to post
I am not sure Islamabad is as close to the top as everyone thinks it is, unless all the other European legacy carriers are wrong. I'd expect e.g. KL or LH to show up first. These carriers cover the UK and ROI just as broadly as BA. Not to mention other off the left field European carriers such as OS...Jump to post
I can't tell you the exact flight no or schedule per IATA season but I can tell you from recollection it was roughly like this. All time local: BA: The 3rd daily flight which op'd for a few years: LHR-HKG: 2000-1500 HKG-LHR: 0100-0700 CX actually had its 3rd daily flight launched around 2001-2003, a...Jump to post
I think a few years down the line PER could still be launched as a non-stop, given the apparent success that QF is having. I know it has been stated by WW publicly as a no for now but I do not see BA staying away for long if it is really profitable. Otherwise, I think PTY, KIX, DAR and a currently n...Jump to post
Are you using 3rd party plans or are you creating your own plans? Usually a good 3rd party plan mimics the real world, so should have around 12 hours activity per plane per day at least. If you decrease the traffic to a very small level (like say 1%), then yes the gate issue may be resolved, however...Jump to post
If you are on FS2004 / FS9 and you do not get a parking spot, did you first of all contact ground after landing AND did you properly turn off from the runway and align nicely along the taxiways when you exit the runway? If you turn off the active runway into grass and not taxiway, you will not get t...Jump to post
congrats to BOS, KE and DL on this route launch. Looking at the schedule of this new flight, it connects to South East Asia and Korea itself best, but (ICN->BOS leg) misconnect with China and Japan. Based on this it appears that CX will be the most impacted, followed by EK, QR, JL, HU having a small...Jump to post
Besides nearly all 777 operators in the world are 3-4-3 so clearly United is offering an industry standard product. Contrast to what you're saying, the majority of the 777 fleets in the world are still in 3-3-3 or even 2-4-3 config, especially in this half of the world. Think of TK, TG, OZ, CZ, KE,...Jump to post
Look up a.net member The777Man. He has allegedly flown the 777 with every one of it's operator - yes the Boeing 777.Jump to post
It certainly is an airport with great potential and I'm surprised it doesn't handle more passengers than it already does. Even London Luton handles more passengers than Prague and it's much smaller. . There is a significant difference in GDP and and average wages between Prague and Luton (London.) ...Jump to post
TPE-Seoul was for many years 5th freedom only up until 10-20 years ago(?) TG, SQ and CX plus a few others for example were on this route without any carriers from Taiwan or South Korea.Jump to post
Flying in and out of PVG in late August and early September is almost guaranteed to have delays. If I were you, I would definitely be careful with the PVG->MAN leg, and consider what you (and Swiss) can do if the PVG-ZRH leg is delayed. Is there a later ZRH-MAN departure in the same day? The past fe...Jump to post
Finnair is looking good. Thanks for the report. Glad you enjoyed the trip.Jump to post
Hi bzcat, thanks for your informative post of the above. Just to highlight, the first TPE-Japan flight probably started as early as 1959, when CX launched Tokyo as their first city in Japan. I don't know this for sure for 1959, but I have seen CX timetable dated to mid / late 1960s (by then, HND, IT...Jump to post
Thanks for the write up. Good descriptions and great photos.Jump to post
Thanks for the report and glad you catch an inaugural and a good one too.
BTW- given you write so many trip reports (this month it seems you have more new reports than anyone else on a.net), would you consider starting your own youtube channel? Just grab a GoPro camera and start shooting.
I thought a full flight = fully loaded in Y lol.
Well done for taking a continuous video of 11 hrs in length. How much RAM does it take up?
May and June are slow months so there is a chance of it being half empty, but weekends could still be busy. Also, as you may be aware CX is frequency limited into Australia (including MEL) which could points to fuller planes on average. I wouldn't worry too much about seat mates as 9 abreast in Y is...Jump to post