Are we all in agreement that despite this loss QR has a solid future ahead? These are the advantages that they have going for them: - Major event in 2022 unparalleled to anything ever hosted in the ME - Modern Airport that can handle further expansion - Versatile fleet of WB and NB - Within top 3 Ca...Jump to post
Isn't this a reason why BA will struggle on this route? Competing against 3 daily A380's. I've lived in Dubai and when Not flying EK the terminal experience for other airlines is not as good as EKs terminal. And yet BA managed 3x daily LHR-DXB including A351 and super Hi-J 744 when EK runs 6x A380 ...Jump to post
[quote EK runs 3x A380s daily LGW - DXB, so yes definitely not crazy to contemplate such a service from BA.[/quote] Isn't this a reason why BA will struggle on this route? Competing against 3 daily A380's. I've lived in Dubai and when Not flying EK the terminal experience for other airlines is not a...Jump to post
LAX772LR wrote:SAS A340 wrote:And the SAS logo on the fuselage is perfect in colures (not screaming SAS).... there are more not so tasteful examples out there...
Um, your brand identification standing out boldly is what most advertisers SEEK.
I was really hoping they would have moved on from the "silver on white" scheme that is near impossible to see in certain light conditions. What do they have against making the "SAS" actually visible on the fuselage? They were able to do it on the belly. One may have to have a cl...Jump to post
Let me expand. New seats require different space. Say one first class layout needed 10m if cabin length to implement and the new one requires 12m, without moving the toilets? Moving toilets to allow new hard product is normally trivial, the way the A380 was certified, it isn't. Without moving the t...Jump to post
With regard to equity investments that QR has recently made, instead of going for the premier or OW members why not invest in the airlines that could actually benefit from a cash injection and QR's management expertise. A number of airlines come to mind, PIA, Iran Air, Sri Lankan and Bangladesh air...Jump to post
Stunning lively! Love everything about it.
LH lively was a major flop
With regard to equity investments that QR has recently made, instead of going for the premier or OW members why not invest in the airlines that could actually benefit from a cash injection and QR's management expertise. A number of airlines come to mind, PIA, Iran Air, Sri Lankan and Bangladesh airl...Jump to post
One of the reasons for the accelerated demise of the A380 is that it costs 30 million to refurbish it - Something is wrong with this statement! We all agree and know that the A380 has increased operations costs since it has 4 engines compared to other WB's using 2. Does it really cost US 30 million ...Jump to post
I'm not sure what people aren't understanding about "it's cheaper." Why paint in China? It's cheaper. Yep, they probably could have painted it in Germany. But China was cheaper. Why not add a third colour? It's cheaper. Yep, the could have added a third colour, but this is cheaper. How ma...Jump to post
The LH livery without the yellow still hasn't grown on me unfortunately. With the new livery the aircraft looks a little incomplete and slightly awkward. LH old vs new illustrates which livery is more prominent. Compare what CX has done. New livery is beautiful its got the right proportions and look...Jump to post
SAS current livery is one of my favorites. I love how low profile the lettering of “Scandinavian Airlines” is on the fuselage. With a minimalist deep blue tail design with red on the engine housing. I took these (not professional at all) photos as I saw the aircraft taxi after landing in HKG. https:...Jump to post
Imagine if that "brick" was in checked bags? "If your phone becomes lodged in your seat, don't move your seat because it can crack the battery and lead to fire" or something along those lines. Emirates in flight safety video. I believe the wording was because this can damage you...Jump to post
Yesterday I flew MEL to HKG via BKK on TG in economy. The first leg was on a A350 – Brilliant, nice pleasant cabin interior. The second leg was on an old A330 with first generation individual screens. This wasn’t a major issue but the cabin looked untidy due to the bulging of the seat pockets in fro...Jump to post
Good to see Pakistan's security situation improving along with possibilities for foreign airlines serving and resuming services to major cities. Today's news is that the UN has restored Islamabad as a family station for its staff. https://www.dawn.com/news/1489358/un-restores-islamabads-status-as-fa...Jump to post
Having been on the flights and witnessed the carnage first hand, I don't think BA will be sending anything newer than 20 years old to Abuja. The state of the interior arriving in ABV is an abomination. Imagine sending a fresh out of the packet 789 down there, R.I.P. I am happy that BA is sending a ...Jump to post
Pakistan has sadly been eaten up by the ME3. EK, EY, and QR steal the market from PIA, and it's too late for them to recover from it.. True to the above and why beat a dead horse? PIA should continue with their regular international routes like MAN, LHR, YYZ, JFK etc. There should be more focus on ...Jump to post
What a Shame.
I've flown UL many times ex HKG to KHI. I found it to be a decent airline with a good operation, pleasant crew and a convenient airport for transit.
Under the right leadership the airline has huge potential.
I received the below from Thai airways. I find it totally bizarre Dear Passenger, Due to Pakistan and Oman airspce restrictions. Thence TG341 on 11 March 2019 operate as TG3419 on 12 March 2019 as details follow. - New Departing Bangkok at 07:01am on 12 March. - New arriving Karachi at 11:30am on 12...Jump to post
Once again with regard to BA congrats on resuming operations to ISB - but I still wouldn't fly with you!Jump to post
Was CX ever interested in connecting North America traffic to KHI across the Pacific back when it operated this flight? Might try this flight if it comes to be, but if targets the upper side of the market and is priced too high, I'll have to pass on it. The more I think about CX returning to KHI an...Jump to post
Congrats to ISB and BA
Would like to see SQ and CX flying to ISB!
West Africa is underserved.
A few years back if memory serves me correctly, Nawaz Shariff flew to ISB on a EK flight. At the time he was prevented entry to Pakistan and not allowed to disembark the plane causing a delay to the return flight. EK wanted compensation for the delay. Now we have a situation that an EY flight is bei...Jump to post
I was on EK 381 last night from HKG to DXB, economy was full to the brim. EK has 3-4 flights daily from HKG. Smooth flight and good service I gotta say. I noticed EK is refining its product. Soon they get rid of the Gold they have on the paneling on the interiors. The website has no Gold. Also cabin...Jump to post
I think the blue clashesJump to post
There is one other thing not discussed yet, Due to mindset and greed the landing fees imposed on airlines by the Civil Aviation in Pakistan are very high thus discouraging new entrants. Besides ME3 has got such a hold on KHI, ISB, LHE making it difficult for any EU airline to compete with them. CX i...Jump to post
PIA are certainly up to something, its about time too. New CEO (ex LH) and want to hire more foreign management.
the A330 is surprising though. With the correct Management and strategy the airline has potential to at least cater for their own citizens.
Wow! Thanks for the report. A lot of Info gotta read it again.Jump to post
We don't expect any EU airline to start up ops especially to/from <acronym title="Karachi - Jinnah International (Quaid-e-Azam) (KHI / OPKC), Pakistan">KHI</acronym>. ME3 have a strong market in Pakistan. To be honest we are not very loyal when it comes to flying with PIA. I agree with Behramjee <ac...Jump to post
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Nice report. to bad you didnt get a window seat. I have flown <acronym title="Bangkok - Suvarnabhumi International (BKK / VTBS), Thailand">BKK</acronym>- <acronym title="Karachi - Jinnah International (Quaid-e-Azam) (KHI / OPKC), Pakistan">KHI</acronym> sector many times on <acronym title="Thai Inte...Jump to post
Agree with the above I also avoid PIA even if they were cheaper I wouldn't consider flying with <acronym title="Pakistan International Airlines">PK</acronym>. However, if a reputable airline like <acronym title="Etihad Airways (United Arab Emirates)">EY</acronym> took at managing stake in <acronym t...Jump to post