Search found 4684 matches

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 94
by PatrickZ80
Thu Oct 21, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex-Alitalia flight attendants strip off uniforms in protest
Replies: 33
Views: 9526

Re: Ex-Alitalia flight attendants strip off uniforms in protest

Legal rules should be for everybody. I oppose this sub-sub-contracting. But expecting the tax payer to long-term fund staff income and privileges an airline itself doesn't generate is unfair as well. Unfair to all tax payers and competing airlines. Exactly, and if an airline or any company for that...

Jump to post
by PatrickZ80
Tue Oct 19, 2021 6:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How come Air Canada doesn't fly to Northern Canada?
Replies: 5
Views: 587

Re: How come Air Canada doesn't fly to Northern Canada?

whywhyzee wrote:
Also consider that there are local carriers like Air North and Canadian North also serving these cities.


And I believe Air Canada codeshares on those flights, not exactly sure about that. Anyway, why operate it yourself if you can have others operate it for you?

Jump to post
by PatrickZ80
Mon Oct 18, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: On which arline[s] have you flown the most?
Replies: 21
Views: 748

Re: On which arline[s] have you flown the most?

Number of flights: Ryanair (17x) Transavia (10x) Wizzair (7x) Norwegian (5x) Air Holland (2x) Condor (2x) EasyJet (2x) KLM Cityhopper (2x) Vueling (2x) SAS operated by Blue1 (1x) Thai AirAsia (1x) Distance: Norwegian (19801 nm) Ryanair (15375 nm) Transavia (11886 nm) Condor (3427 nm) Wizzair (3288 n...

Jump to post
by PatrickZ80
Mon Oct 18, 2021 6:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: STS airport expensive?
Replies: 4
Views: 360

Re: STS airport expensive?

Flights to such small but convenient airports cost a lot of money to operate, that money needs to be earned back. That's why you always pay more to fly out of those small but convenient airports. You could of course try Avelo to Las Vegas and self-connect there to wherever you need to go. Las Vegas ...

Jump to post
by PatrickZ80
Thu Oct 14, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Cancels TATL Flights
Replies: 10
Views: 856

Re: Virgin Atlantic Cancels TATL Flights

PS if I look up those flights on the Virgin Atlantic website for November 5th with return a week later they appear to be bookable meaning they're not cancelled at all. Not sure why they canceled your booking but if you paid to be on those flights you should be able to just go. Are you sure that mail...

Jump to post
by PatrickZ80
Thu Oct 14, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Cancels TATL Flights
Replies: 10
Views: 856

Re: Virgin Atlantic Cancels TATL Flights

If they refuse to refund your booking you can always threaten to inform the press about it, after all if they cancel the flight they are obliged to refund your booking. If a story like this ends up in the media that will give them a lot of bad publicity which they want to avoid at all costs, it's ch...

Jump to post
by PatrickZ80
Wed Oct 13, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Korean Air to Newark?
Replies: 6
Views: 616

Re: Korean Air to Newark?

Plus the fact that Korean Air is a SkyTeam airline and a Delta partner. Delta has very little presence in Newark, the Delta and thus SkyTeam hub for the New York area is JFK. Newark has literally no advantages over JFK for Korean Air. Air France and KLM, both SkyTeam airlines as well, don't serve Ne...

Jump to post
by PatrickZ80
Wed Oct 13, 2021 6:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How often does moderate to severe turbulence happen?
Replies: 2
Views: 541

Re: How often does moderate to severe turbulence happen?

The turbulence on those video fragments isn't actually that bad from what I could see, only it seems worse because they're shaking the camera. That way you get an optical illusion of bad turbulence. Sure there is a bit of turbulence and it does occasionally happen, but it's nothing to worry about. L...

Jump to post
by PatrickZ80
Tue Oct 12, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Belgium introduce environmental taxes on short trips
Replies: 70
Views: 4662

Re: Belgium introduce environmental taxes on short trips

You may hope some of that will go towards environment as well. The first intent is to make fewer people fly such short distances, lower demand is to make the number of flights drop. And that on it's turn benefits the environment. However I fear people will shift to further destinations instead, ins...

Jump to post
by PatrickZ80
Mon Oct 11, 2021 7:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying to Monsey/Spring valley
Replies: 7
Views: 854

Re: Flying to Monsey/Spring valley

Such a short distance is not worth flying, it's better to drive. Takes a little more time but it saves you a lot of money on air fares and car rental at your destination.

Jump to post
by PatrickZ80
Sun Oct 10, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Optical illusions of flight
Replies: 3
Views: 312

Re: Optical illusions of flight

One time I was on a 737 looking out the window when another aircraft literally rocketed by at the same altitude but in the opposite direction. The distance couldn't have been more than a few hundred meters. I only saw it in a blink of an eye and I was thinking, wow, that aircraft is going fast. It t...

Jump to post
by PatrickZ80
Sun Oct 10, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What type of airline was/is Alaska Airlines?
Replies: 8
Views: 674

Re: What type of airline was/is Alaska Airlines?

Legacy, to my mind, means operated prior to deregulation in the US. AK started in 1944 and was regulated by the CAB. That doesn't necessarily have to be the case. For me a legacy airline is an airline that offers an average or higher service level and is priced accordingly. Some people call it a fu...

Jump to post
by PatrickZ80
Sun Oct 10, 2021 11:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying to Monsey/Spring valley
Replies: 7
Views: 854

Re: Flying to Monsey/Spring valley

It depends on where you're flying from. As said, White Plains and Newburgh are the closest airports but they both got limited service. White Plains is more legacy / regional oriented while Newburgh is more of a low-cost airport with mainly service to Florida. It could therefor be that White Plains i...

Jump to post
by PatrickZ80
Sat Oct 09, 2021 10:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What type of airline was/is Alaska Airlines?
Replies: 8
Views: 674

Re: What type of airline was/is Alaska Airlines?

I always considered them to be a legacy airline, just like JetBlue by the way. There's nothing low-cost or even hybrid about either of them.

As far as I'm concerned Alaska has always been a legacy airline, them joining OneWorld didn't change that.

Jump to post
by PatrickZ80
Fri Oct 08, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Point-To-Point routes in the US
Replies: 20
Views: 1571

Re: Point-To-Point routes in the US

Isn't every direct flight a point to point? EK has scads of P-P if one is originating in Dubai. The thing is that the same flight can be point-to-point for one passenger and a connecting flight for another. For your example, some passengers might originate in Dubai while others fly for example Sing...

Jump to post
by PatrickZ80
Fri Oct 08, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Fokkers: What Have You Flown On?
Replies: 22
Views: 697

Re: Fokkers: What Have You Flown On?

I've only once flown a Fokker, that was a KLM Cityhopper F-100.

Jump to post
by PatrickZ80
Fri Oct 08, 2021 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50-seat RJ replacement: "the plane that doesn't exist..."
Replies: 218
Views: 20771

Re: 50-seat RJ replacement: "the plane that doesn't exist..."

Yes because I used to have 25 minutes between my connecting flights and now it's cut down to 10. On a couple of occasions my luggage hasn't made the connection and I don't have enough time to have some breakfast. Then you're timing your connections too tight, it's your own fault if you miss them or...

Jump to post
by PatrickZ80
Thu Oct 07, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50-seat RJ replacement: "the plane that doesn't exist..."
Replies: 218
Views: 20771

Re: 50-seat RJ replacement: "the plane that doesn't exist..."

If a CR7 can be derated to a CR5, why couldn't the Q400 or ATR-72? Technically they could but it would not be economical to do so, the CRJ550 isn't economical either. It's essentially a CRJ700 and has the fuel burn of a CRJ700, but with fewer seats to divide that fuel burn over. The CRJ200 is small...

Jump to post
by PatrickZ80
Thu Oct 07, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50-seat RJ replacement: "the plane that doesn't exist..."
Replies: 218
Views: 20771

Re: 50-seat RJ replacement: "the plane that doesn't exist..."

ATR is too slow. No, it's not. At such short sectors the speed of the aircraft hardly matters, the amount of time the aircraft can fly at cruise speed is very limited and it's not like the difference is that big. In the end the difference would be no more than a few minutes. Cruise speed only makes...

Jump to post
by PatrickZ80
Thu Oct 07, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK. Refund probe into Ryanair and BA dropped
Replies: 33
Views: 2593

Re: UK. Refund probe into Ryanair and BA dropped

The real world??!! Each to their own, but vouchers seem to be more popular than a refund. Their very flexible with most airlines, most of mine are valid until at least June/July 2022. With restrictions easing all over Europe now, so I’m sure they can be used with more certainty now… You got to be k...

Jump to post
by PatrickZ80
Thu Oct 07, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the average fare of your flights within Europe?
Replies: 9
Views: 541

Re: What is the average fare of your flights within Europe?

And as you recall, those FR fares included the tax. And if you paid with a Electron card, there were no c/c fees either. Nowadays it does not matter which payment method you're using, there are no credit card charges or anything like that. They were abolished a long time ago. EU regulation forbids ...

Jump to post
by PatrickZ80
Wed Oct 06, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could the A220 be used to fly Transatlantic?
Replies: 10
Views: 1213

Re: Could the A220 be used to fly Transatlantic?

I could see it flying London City to New York JFK, the route on which BA previously flew an A318. The A318 wasn't the best aircraft for the job but at the time it was the only one capable of flying it although just barely. The A220 could do it easier.

Jump to post
by PatrickZ80
Wed Oct 06, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the average fare of your flights within Europe?
Replies: 9
Views: 541

Re: What is the average fare of your flights within Europe?

Average? Maybe €20 or so, I tend to go for the dirt cheap flights only. If it's €50 it's expensive, €75 is a reason not to fly. Of course I could afford more expensive flights if I wanted to, but why would I? For me it's like a sport to fly as cheap as possible, always looking to get as far as possi...

Jump to post
by PatrickZ80
Tue Oct 05, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: U.S. Pushing Singapore to Let American Visitors Enter Freely
Replies: 6
Views: 577

Re: U.S. Pushing Singapore to Let American Visitors Enter Freely

Asia is not yet ready to open up, not exactly wise for the US to push for it. However ultimately it's up to Singapore to decide and I think it's best for them to decline.

Jump to post
by PatrickZ80
Tue Oct 05, 2021 7:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Would more airline deregulation be successful for increasing profits?
Replies: 4
Views: 360

Re: Would more airline deregulation be successful for increasing profits?

Airlines have been deregulated enough, I honestly can't see how they can be deregulated any further. However airports can be deregulated, which would benefit competition. It only needs to come with a rule that airports within a certain distance from each other cannot be owned by the same party other...

Jump to post
by PatrickZ80
Sun Oct 03, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIlatus PC-12 crashes near Milan Linate after take off - no survivors
Replies: 14
Views: 6044

Re: PIlatus PC-12 crashes near Milan Linate after take off - no survivors

That doesn't look good but it could have been worse. Crashed into an empty office building that was being renovated, a fire appears to have broken out in the building. Luckily there was nobody in the building but that doesn't make it any better for the people on board.

Jump to post
by PatrickZ80
Sat Oct 02, 2021 7:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn’t El Al like the 737-200?
Replies: 15
Views: 1087

Re: Why didn’t El Al like the 737-200?

blacksoviet wrote:
It looks like they could have flown to Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.


Which was part of Yugoslavia at the time and thus behind the iron curtain.

Jump to post
by PatrickZ80
Fri Oct 01, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn’t El Al like the 737-200?
Replies: 15
Views: 1087

Re: Why didn’t El Al like the 737-200?

Did the 732s have the legs to fly TLV-AMS? Or was there a stop somewhere? No, it doesn't. The 737-200 range is said to be 2200 kilometers which is as follows: https://i.imgur.com/kk5MmvC.gif As you can see Rome is about at the edge of it's range from Tel Aviv, it could barely make it there. I'm gue...

Jump to post
by PatrickZ80
Thu Sep 30, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Norwegian low-cost Norse Atlantic Airways announced
Replies: 337
Views: 76345

Re: New Norwegian low-cost Norse Atlantic Airways announced

Yeah, a better ground connection needs to be linked between Ontario and LA, but that will come when the demand actually shows up. Not that difficult actually, there is a railway line running directly in front of the terminal. It only lacks a station, build that and you can have direct shuttle train...

Jump to post
by PatrickZ80
Thu Sep 30, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Norwegian low-cost Norse Atlantic Airways announced
Replies: 337
Views: 76345

Re: New Norwegian low-cost Norse Atlantic Airways announced

I get that you are really cheap but most people, even LHLC carrier pax, are not that cheap. Our time is worth money. Even with Metrolink/shuttle, ONT is most definitely not convenient to the West Side (where most tourist attractions are - union station is downtown not on the west side btw).You are ...

Jump to post
by PatrickZ80
Thu Sep 30, 2021 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Norwegian low-cost Norse Atlantic Airways announced
Replies: 337
Views: 76345

Re: New Norwegian low-cost Norse Atlantic Airways announced

No one wants to fly into ONT and then fight LA traffic to get to the westside where most people are headed. It is worth $50-$100 to avoid that ground headache. Not that much of a headache actually. Keep in mind most people on these flights will be Europeans and the fact that they fly low cost prove...

Jump to post
by PatrickZ80
Thu Sep 30, 2021 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last day for legacy service to SWF, HVN, and IPT
Replies: 40
Views: 5383

Re: Last day for legacy service to SWF, HVN, and IPT

I don't consider regional "legacy" They operate on behalf of the legacy airlines, connecting to their networks. However it doesn't make sense to serve every airport in a region, with people being able to travel longer distances to get to an airport serving one airport to cover an entire r...

Jump to post
by PatrickZ80
Tue Sep 28, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which airline gonna be the first with 1,000 aircraft in its fleet?
Replies: 15
Views: 1002

Re: Which airline gonna be the first with 1,000 aircraft in its fleet?

Aeroflot. Currently Aeroflot has a fleet of 204 aircraft, with 156 on order. Part of those aircraft on order are intended for fleet renewing, old aircraft are being phased out and new ones are taking their place. That makes Aeroflot a rather small airline these days, lots of airlines are larger. Th...

Jump to post
by PatrickZ80
Mon Sep 27, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Classic aircraft routes?
Replies: 22
Views: 1950

Re: Classic aircraft routes?

On October 16th there'll be the last opportunity to fly an MD-83 Mad Dog in Europe. https://eventsframe.com/e/rEc3uxEVq/come-fly-one-last-time-with-the-dat-md-83-mad-dog/ DAT is the last remaining operator of the Mad Dog in Europe, however not for long anymore. The aircraft is scheduled to be retire...

Jump to post
by PatrickZ80
Sun Sep 26, 2021 7:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why wasn't Ryanair interested in the 737-900 or MAX9?
Replies: 4
Views: 589

Re: Why wasn't Ryanair interested in the 737-900 or MAX9?

Because the max 9 is longer than the max 8 and therefor more expensive to fly, it has a higher fuel burn. That's not worth those few extra seats.

Jump to post
by PatrickZ80
Sun Sep 26, 2021 7:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will LHR back to its place of Europe's business airport?
Replies: 3
Views: 514

Re: Will LHR back to its place of Europe's business airport?

No, I don't think Heathrow will be back as the steady number one airport. They might be the busiest every once in a while but not all the time, it'll switch every year or so with a bunch of airports being more or less equally busy. Heathrow will be one of them for sure, but that's as far as they can...

Jump to post
by PatrickZ80
Sat Sep 25, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best seating configuration?
Replies: 3
Views: 447

Re: Best seating configuration?

By the way, should you fit a 767 with a 4-4 configuration (not allowed but technically possible) you'd come to 2.05 meters fuselage material per seat. Just one centimeter more than the 787 with 3-3-3.

Jump to post
by PatrickZ80
Sat Sep 25, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best seating configuration?
Replies: 3
Views: 447

Re: Best seating configuration?

2-3-2 for widebodies. Now, I've never flown on a 767, but I like it when there's 2 seats beside the window and aisle (Like the A330) and prefer 3 in the middle (Like on the 787). From a passenger perspective you might prefer that and I can see why, however the airlines won't agree with you. After a...

Jump to post
by PatrickZ80
Sat Sep 25, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian 460 diversion into MDY (Sand Island, Midway Atoll)
Replies: 77
Views: 17289

Re: Hawaiian 460 diversion into MDY (Sand Island, Midway Atoll)

Didn't a DL 744 divert there a while back too? Or was it a different atoll? Indeed it did. According to Wikipedia: On June 17, 2011, a Delta Air Lines Boeing 747-400 with 359 passengers and 19 crew made an emergency landing on Henderson, due to the captain's windshield having cracked. During the la...

Jump to post
by PatrickZ80
Fri Sep 24, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Norwegian low-cost Norse Atlantic Airways announced
Replies: 337
Views: 76345

Re: New Norwegian low-cost Norse Atlantic Airways announced

Obviously they're making the same mistakes Norwegian made. A base in Gatwick, they must be utterly crazy! Flying out of Gatwick, or anywhere in the UK for that matter, is just asking for high fares. Anywhere in the US is over 2000 miles, therefor the long haul APD rate applies. That's £84 in economy...

Jump to post
by PatrickZ80
Fri Sep 24, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The seat of which LCC or ULCC do you like most?
Replies: 6
Views: 534

Re: The seat of which LCC or ULCC do you like most?

Southwest or jetBlue. All the other LCC/ULCCs have a time-tolerance inflection. So do the majors but that’s a different discussion with different tolerances. Those aren't LCCs, they're just legacy airlines. Not that it makes much difference these days, some LCCs offer more legroom than some legacy ...

Jump to post
by PatrickZ80
Thu Sep 23, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Low-Cost Carrier and Cargo
Replies: 34
Views: 3382

Re: Low-Cost Carrier and Cargo

Lufthansa Cargo sometimes uses belly space on Eurowings flights The same goes for Transavia which is sometimes being used for KLM Cargo. They don't haul it on a regular basis but if it so happens to be Transavia is just an extension of KLM. Of course this only goes for their operations out of Amste...

Jump to post
by PatrickZ80
Thu Sep 23, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Low-Cost Carrier and Cargo
Replies: 34
Views: 3382

Re: Low-Cost Carrier and Cargo

easyJet and Ryanair do not. With one exception, FR accept human remains on STN-NOC. Wizzair doesn't haul cargo for the same reasons. Those reasons are that loading and unloading cargo takes time, which eats into the short turnaround times those airlines have. Ryanair manages 25 minutes turnaround t...

Jump to post
by PatrickZ80
Wed Sep 22, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DC9 series- Which have you flown on?
Replies: 41
Views: 1375

Re: DC9 series- Which have you flown on?

As far as you can call it a DC9-series (it technically is), the only one I've ever flown is a Blue1 717. It was flying for SAS at the time.

Jump to post
by PatrickZ80
Wed Sep 22, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Dimmable Windows will be standard from next Year
Replies: 101
Views: 15993

Re: A350 Dimmable Windows will be standard from next Year

I don't have a problem with dimmable windows as long as the crew can't override them, hopefully Airbus won't make the same mistake Boeing made on this one.

Jump to post
by PatrickZ80
Tue Sep 21, 2021 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 216
Views: 19277

Re: Ryanair News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Indeed Amman is not a base, the Amman-Madrid flight is flown with a Madrid-based aircraft. Nonetheless, if it can be flown from Madrid it can be flown from any European base.

Jump to post
by PatrickZ80
Fri Sep 17, 2021 9:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 757: Who's have you flown?
Replies: 61
Views: 2597

Re: Boeing 757: Who's have you flown?

Air Holland 757-200 (my first flight ever)
Transavia leased from Condor 757-300

That's it.

Jump to post
by PatrickZ80
Fri Sep 17, 2021 7:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Airbus consider the Airbus 350-800 again ?
Replies: 24
Views: 3996

Re: Should Airbus consider the Airbus 350-800 again ?

But is 7-abreast the right number? The 767 is the only aircraft with that dimension, so it proves not to be the best one; the 8-abreast section of the A300/310/330/340 is more appropriate. I don't think it is, after all it's only one seat more than a 6-abreast narrow body but it does mean an extra ...

Jump to post
by PatrickZ80
Fri Sep 17, 2021 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 216
Views: 19277

Re: Ryanair News and Discussion Thread - 2021

I remember Ryanair got sued by WizzAir over the name 'Buzz' as it's somewhat similar to 'Wizz'. Seems to not stop them for flying the Buzz livery. That's because Ryanair already owned the Buzz brand before Wizz was even founded, they just didn't use it at the time. Buzz was originally founded by KL...

Jump to post
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 94