Amsterdam has a very convenient train connection to all major cities in the Netherlands. It is far easier for business travel trough Schiphol than Brussel or Düsseldorf. Both have a railway station, but Schiphol is king. Schiphol also has very good train connection to Brussels (Midi) both high spee...Jump to post
most if not all UA TPAC flights use a re-file flight plan with a fuel alternate in the event of bad weather or an unforeseen problem. For years SFO-SYD used Nadi as the re-file stop where if the airplane had no problems, the flight plan was re-filed on to SYD. I do not recall in my time at United w...Jump to post
I believe that on the high-J 763s, one of the J seats, 1A, is reserved for pilot rest seat, on TATL flights. So effectively 45J.Jump to post
My first memory of JFK is departing from JFK to LHR on a BOAC Super VC-10 back in 1966.
My second memory is arriving into JFK on a Sabena 707 in 1977. As I recall the IAB was nothing to write home about but not that horrible either, except for the US Immigration Officers, even back then.
Wanting revenge err... frying in a pan with olive oil, is a completely separate issue from whether someone has standing to file a lawsuit and not have it dismissed, at least as standard practices in the US court systems goes. :) Desire for revenge is by itself not adequate to form the basis for a st...Jump to post
I get it now, except for one thing, and maybe I was temporarily insane? I looked into a number of cities in continental Europe and saw a NEW POLARIS map to GVA on a 763 TWICE and shouted “FINALLY!” - I looked at quite a number of dates in July and August and I cannot recall which it was. Then I loo...Jump to post
Europe (EASA) just outlined its own demands before it will let the MAX fly in Europe
https://www.businessinsider.com/boeing- ... urn-2019-5
Apparently they won;t be trusting FAA's soothing words any more.
So looks like UA is pretty much done with service to India come August. I guess AI or LH will now be the Star Alliance choices.Jump to post
FAA Emergency Order Renders Iran Airspace a No-fly Zone https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/business-aviation/2019-06-21/faa-emergency-order-renders-iran-airspace-no-fly-zone No fly zone only for US civilian aircraft. Other countries can do whatever they wish and several of them have been overf...Jump to post
Glancing at Flightradar, Air India appears to be overflying Iran even after the incident, as are several other airlines. As far as I can tell all South and Southeast Asian Airlines as well as Chinese and Russian, and some Gulf airlines continue to overfly Iran, including some even over the Gulf of H...Jump to post
The 77L will still make it non stop. UA 49 makes it non stop from BOM to EWR using a 77W while avoiding Pakistan and Iran everyday these days. Half true. It uses the southern airspace of Pakistan that was opened near Karachi and it certainly flies over Iran. It was these 2 things that made the flig...Jump to post
Everyone is assuming that DL's JFK-BOM flight will be successful, but if Pak airspace is still restricted and US air carriers avoiding Iranian air space, right from the start, DL's BOM-JFK flight have to stop somewhere enroute (in Europe or Middle East), putting them at a disadvantage. However AI d...Jump to post
Here is a link for which EasyJet A319s United will be receiving. Still very very odd that they're going to pick up CFM powered A319s http://jethros.org.uk/fleets/fleet_listings/easyjet_a319.html UA has been operating 757s with different engine manufacturers since the merger. There's the pmUA 752s w...Jump to post
sonicruiser wrote:I'm pretty sure UA doesn't partner with AI to make the route work. Can DL not focus on O/D like UA?
That engine really looks like it can eat a 737 fuselage!Jump to post
If that's the case, then why pay for a FAKE non-stop flight? Might as well buy a one-stop on an European carrier from YYZ or EWR to DEL and pay MUCH LESS. The tickets were already bought, and this is presumably a temporary restriction - similar to a refueling stop for brutal counter winds - force m...Jump to post
Weatherwatcher1 wrote:THe problem with Germany is the curfew. The flights arrive just after curfew and that can even delay the departure from India.
Hopefully this won’t go on for much longer
United first tried to use Bangor, but there were challenges getting that far. They then used Halifax. They sent the replacement crew up there on a 737-900ER from EWR to meet the 777. They did that since there weren’t commercial flights available. Then they used KEF. Now they are using FRA and MUC. ...Jump to post
UA probably has to fly a route that is a bit longer than some other airlines as they probably avoid Iran airspace too. I guess that explains why AC is still flying BOM-YYZ nonstop while UA can't fly BOM-EWR nonstop. Seems that AC are looping south over the Arabian Sea and then directly over Iran an...Jump to post
I have noticed that (Western) airliners have NOT updated their schedules. Why not? As it is now, every airline arrives constantly "late" in DEL (usually by 1-3 hours). This creates MAJOR havoc with connecting flights. And since this is now a well-known issue, EU 261 regulation applies whi...Jump to post
As I recall it took a while even to get the more northerly polar route opened through Russia for the westbound nonstop flights from India to North America. On most days they are not used, but in the face of extremely powerful jet stream, they are used to head far north before heading west. The eastb...Jump to post
If that's the case, then why pay for a FAKE non-stop flight? Might as well buy a one-stop on an European carrier from YYZ or EWR to DEL and pay MUCH LESS. The easbounds are still non stop, at least for UA and AI. The westbounds cannot do their usual northbound out of India to avoid the jet stream, ...Jump to post
Was on United flight couple weeks back. IAH to EWR; a main route. I was in the first row of Premier. I was starving. They brought the food tray up and I noticed the FA handing food up the the first class FA. The FA never asked me if I wanted food, so when she was a few rows back I hit the FA button...Jump to post
If only dogs could collect FF and BiS miles for lifetime status!Jump to post
Looks like UA does that as well- was looking at BOM-EWR on United and showed several one-stop connections through DEL on 9W with onward to EWR on UA. Not a single connection on AI, although Star alliance member. Strange. I have had UA book me through MCO-EWR-DEL-CCU with the DEL-CCU leg on the 9W 3...Jump to post
IAD: TLV: capital to capital service. TLV proves to be a success for UA. Keep in mind that tlv isn't the capitol of Israel! Irrespective of that technicality, most of the diplomatic missions to israel are in Tel Aviv. Also, Ben Gurion airport (TLV) is located between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, and wit...Jump to post
This sounds pretty strange that countries that don't have diplomatic relations with Israel won't allow other carriers to use their air space. If AI is not allowed to use for say Saudi Airspace to Israel, can India deny overfly rights to Saudi for a particular destination say Singapore or Hkg? Why w...Jump to post
I am reading with interest the analysis. However, US citizens can only visit Iran on an organized tour. American citizens can't apply for a visa at the Iranian embassy because there isn't one in Washington. Strictly speaking that is not true. US citizens with family in Iran can definitely get visas...Jump to post
At EWR both Terminals B and C are used for both domestic and international flights, both arrival and departure.Jump to post
AI planning to restart using their 5th freedom right between London and the US again?Jump to post
YouGeeElWhy wrote:Seems like 5000km excludes some of the EU. Would it be possible for India to negotiate Open Skies with the EU and it not cover all EU countries?
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/D+L+X" class="quote" target="_blank">D L X</a> (<a href="#10" class="quote">Reply 10</a>):<br/><i>There aren't a lot of places in the US that ne...Jump to post
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Air India Emperor Ashoka - <acronym title="Air Tahiti (French Polynesia)">VT</acronym>-EBD from <acronym title="Delhi - Indira Gandhi International (Palam) (DEL / VIDP), India">DEL</acronym> to <acronym title="Mumbai (Bombay) - Chhatrapati Shivaji International (Sahar / Santa Cruz) (BOM / VABB), Ind...Jump to post
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Looks like there was another removal incident on Southwest over the weekend: <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/17/us/southwest-muslim-passenger-removed/index.html" target="_blank">http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/17/us/sou...uslim-passenger-removed/index.html</a> Maybe a little bit of admission of a pro...Jump to post
Go hexadecimal! <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/smile.gif" width="15" height="15" border="0"/> 7A7, 7B7, 7C7, upto 7F7. But then what? <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/wink.gif" width="15" height="15" border="...Jump to post