graham697 wrote:Ishrion wrote:So he’s with Amtrak right now?
No he left under somewhat pecuilar circumstances.
Two cruise ships are docking in Miami, a final stop after over a week of horror and denial of docking by several ports, with at least 2 dead and a number of Covid-19 ill passengers. Over the next several days, the passengers will be disembarking to only then face a new problem. Those from outside F...Jump to post
reply1984 wrote:More countries may follow HK to extend travel restrictions to the entire Schengen Area.
Adipocere wrote:Does anyone else get the logic in excluding the U.K.? Any European can just fly into open borders U.K. and jump on a flight to the US??
This is getting darned serious. I just read that India is pretty much banning most travel from US to India, except for Indian citizens. Even Overseas Citizens of India Card holders are banned until April 15th.Jump to post
So is that list where they are serving a country that has closed its borders to flights to/from China? Because I thought the Chinese airlines weren't doing anything to otherwise curtail their flights so far. - USA - Australia - New Zealand Have closed there boarders to any one that is not from ther...Jump to post
LAXintl wrote:United suspending HKG beginning Feb. 8 until Feb. 20.
This just popped up on my FB timeline.
https://livefromalounge.boardingarea.co ... rtnership/
Vistara and United started reciprocal frequent flyer earning and redemptions effective February 1, 2020. They already have a bunch of codeshares which started sometime in 2019.
Two Boeing wide-body planes for Modi, Kovind, Naidu to cost Rs 8,458 crore Just these 2 planes are worth 1/3rd the "entire debt" of Air India when it is put up for sale Jai Hind! https://www.businesstoday.in/sectors/aviation/new-boeing-wide-body-planes-for-modi-kovind-naidu-likely-to-cost...Jump to post
Actually there is a mix of motivations. Declining load factors is one of them. Concern for the safety of the crew is another, and of course as time goes on containment is becoming a matter of urgency too. It is a fast developing situation with things evolving and changing quite rapidly.Jump to post
Seems like cancellation start on Feb. 1st. https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/289157/air-india-indigo-1q20-china-service-adjustment-as-of-29jan20/ But yes, I can't imagine those flights being loaded at all. There are still flights to HKG for the time being not being affected (demand ...Jump to post
Possibly incomplete: ... Air India (AI) IndiGo (6E) ... Keep in mind that there are a few airlines that are operating barebone frequency also, such as Finnair (AY), Vietnam Airlines (VN), AA/DL/UA, etc. As of the morning of the 30th both Air India and Indigo are continuing to run some flights to Ch...Jump to post
Can someone confirm a list of carriers which are cancelling ALL mainland China flights by the end of the week? Possibly incomplete: ... Air India (AI) IndiGo (6E) ... Keep in mind that there are a few airlines that are operating barebone frequency also, such as Finnair (AY), Vietnam Airlines (VN), ...Jump to post
AFAICT no Western airlines are overflying Iran at this time. I have not seen an Emirates flight over Iran either. OTOH there are dozens of Qatar flights, a few Turkish flights, a dozen FlyDubai flights, a few Aeroflot flights and of course lots of various Iranian airlines flights can be seen over Ir...Jump to post
Emirates flights to Seattle, LAX and SFO, are being rerouted to fly over the the Pakistani, Afghani and Uzbekistan airspaces to reach the US west coast. Wasn't there a possible FAA order out recently that stated airlines should avoid Pakistani airspace? They really ought to avoid Afghani airspace a...Jump to post
Al Jazeera live news (available for free on the internet) is reporting that Trump suspended US carrier overflights over entire Gulf Region. So, Iraq, Iran, Qatar, Gulf of Oman, etc., are now off limits to US carriers. Among other things, this means that United and Delta's direct non-stop flights to...Jump to post
UGH how will this affect DL’s JFK-BOM and UA’s EWR-BOM? So far this has not affected anything. Flights continue as usual on all US carrier flights to India - EWR-DEL, EWR-BOM, JFK-BOM, SFO-DEL, all of which fly over Pakistan. So, I guess this means that Pakistan is a more responsible country than I...Jump to post
All US & EU flights avoided Iran and Iraq airspace today. Northern tracks went through Central Asia with southern tracks through the Mediterranean, around Israel through the Arab peninsula (as per FR24). UA49 BOM-EWR proceeded to turn north after depart to take the northern track. Let's see the...Jump to post
US warns air carriers to avoid Pakistan airspace, cites threat by militants The US commercial and state carriers are "advised to exercise caution when flying into, out of, within, or over the territory and airspace of Pakistan due to extremist or militant activities" in the country. Sourc...Jump to post
Looks like today's DL025 BOM-JFK flew over Pakistan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Russia, and then the Polar route through Greenland. Don't know if they had to weight restrict or not as it was booked full but left with about two dozen empty seats. That is the normal great circle route. UA a...Jump to post
ORD-ZRH is also slated to be operated by 76L. My bad - I erroneously listed ORD-FRA instead of ORD-ZRH. ORD-FRA actually doesn't see the 76L, and is a mix of 78J and 772. So it still works out to 16 out of 17 frames. According to Routes Onlines 1x ORD - FRA is supposed to be a 763, however I dont k...Jump to post
Wouldn't it take quite a bit of time, like over a year to go through the delivery of accumulated inventory? That should give some elbow room for the likes of Spirit to restart production I suppose?Jump to post
The simple principle is: airlines and countries which deny access to competitors should also not lament when they are denied access elsewhere. Unfortunately that is not ALWAYS the case.: lets be honest with ourselves: are all airlines and countries willing to allow the others full access to their m...Jump to post
ltbewr wrote:I believe Munoz had to clean up the 'chairman's flight' mess (the special weekly scheduled flight from EWR to South Carolina for the Chair of the Board of the PANYNJ to get favored treatment at EWR) and other messy cultural situations.
EWR-India, if they resume flights, given the raised risk potential for some sort of conflict in the Persian Gulf area, yes. Both flights to India from EWR resumed Sept 6th. BTW what does Persian Gulf have to do with EWR - India flights? Their normal routing is over Russia, Central Asia (Kazakhstan,...Jump to post
I would love to see United or United Express come to Orlando-Melbourne.Jump to post
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