After suspending ORD-HKG, UA is now also downgrading the remaining services to HKG EWR-HKG is downgraded from 77W to 772 (with old configurations) SFO-HKG maintains 2 daily but both flights are downgraded to 772 (with old configurations). Originally, the SFO flights are planned to use 772 with new c...Jump to post
Wasn't there a 8000km-capable A319LR? This would be the replacement if it's real.
Boeing has a 737-700ER too.
CX has carried alot of passengers on that route , they definitely have a base of flyers who will need to go somewhere. Someone will jump up to grab em i bet. EWR might be convenient for people in alot of CT, NY State and Manhattan but not everyone who used JFK. Someone will get in there from JFK I ...Jump to post
I thought CX is able to capture a lot of the premium traffic between Vancouver and NY. The timing of the flights are perfect for business travelers too. I guess just filling the F and C cabin on a 77W is not enough. Good that HKG-JFK itself is being increased though. And I suppose the daily HKG-YVR-...Jump to post
Could be test flights for re-certification? Remember the Canadian authorities said they will do their own certification this time instead of just relying on FAA, so there should be some flights. Departing from the terminal may be because it needs to take the people from the aviation authorities on b...Jump to post
Surprised AA did not delay the MD80 retirement at all as they need to cancel flights for grounding of MAX. They only have 24 MAX, so delaying the retirement of 24 MD80 by a few months until Jan 2020 can allow them to resume full schedule. They have the crew qualified to fly the MD80 anyway.Jump to post
Using A330, seems like AC is making an effort to make sure this Airbus corporate shuttle route is not flown with a Boeing aircraft.
Would this be a route ideal for A321XLR?
The goal is to shift the focus to Shanghai and make HK irrelevant and it seems to be working.. That's the goal for sure. But if you are in the financial industry and see how much money (clean (northbound) AND dirty (southbound)) flow thru Hong Kong into and out of China, it doesn't seem to be worki...Jump to post
In 1993 HONG KONGs GDP as a percentage of China’s was 27%. Today it is less than 3%. This is by design by the Chinese govt. It’s relevance in the overall China story - is not what it was and with the current political events - China will make sure it never will be again. GDP is not relevant. It was...Jump to post
HKG traffic is definitely affected by the unrest. I have been advising my colleagues in US not to come. I also see SQ downgauging some of the flights to 788. I think OZ is redeploying the A380 to TPE as well. But the trade war and the equipment used on HKG-ORD probably affected the demand too. UA's ...Jump to post
I don't think there is anything NRT needs to worry about? HND may get the more prestigious destinations, but NRT will get Tokyo direct connections to cities that airlines will not waste their HND slots for (e.g. SAN, SJC, DUS, etc.). It will just keep opening more destinations for Tokyo. And more fr...Jump to post
Finally YYZ-SJC returns!
I remember flying that route on AC's A319 in 2001. AC even has YOW-SJC at that time.
Looks like UA 179 is about to land there from EWR. Flights seem to be coming in normally. I don't understand why they do not divert though. It would potentially be a logistically nightmare as crew and connecting passengers stranded at HKG. UA is not the only one continuing to land their planes. So ...Jump to post
I have used it on my Icelandair flight from YYZ to KEF in summer 2018. It is really far away from T3. We got on a bus to get there from T3 and the bus ride was like 10 min. The gates there were numbered 5XX. From the outside, it looks like a warehouse. Not much available inside, not very pleasant.Jump to post
I have experienced something like this before on a Thai flight from BKK to HKG three years ago on a 777-200. But that experience was purely due to incompetency of the crew. Flying time was about 2:30. After departing from BKK, the flight deck did not turn off the seat belt light until the flight has...Jump to post
Based on the detailed feedback in the news article, it seems that the airlines DID do the acceptance inspection properly and they were complaining about what they saw during the inspection, not what they see AFTER they have accepted delivery. They actually were stating they find so many problems tha...Jump to post
What I notice though is that the ticket price of DL's JV connection flights to other Asian cities beyond ICN is very expensive, compare to DL's ticket price when DL flew to those places from either SEA or NRT before, and also even compare to KE's ticket price.Jump to post
I think AC serves more than 7 Canadian cities in Ontario alone.Jump to post
How is SEA oversaturated but YVR can support more asian airlines? At least for HKG-YVR, the demand is huge. Just one factor is able to sustain multiple daily runs with 773 between the two cities: there are 600000 people from Hong Kong living in Canada, split about 50/50 between Greater Toronto and ...Jump to post
I think JAL used to fly from Niigata to Vladivostok with 2 flights a week using 767, back in the late 1990s. Not VVO, it was KIJ (Niigata) - Khabarovsk (KHV). Ah... OK. Was it then Aeroflot or Vladivostok Avia flying Niigata - VVO or Toyama - VVO then? I remember some services between either KIJ or...Jump to post
Is this airline any connection to that previous airline Air Plus Comet ? The top leadership at Air Plus Comet/Marsans ended up in prison. The Plus in the name has nothing to do with the defunct airline. Plus Ultra is a name with history in Spain's aviation. It was the name given to a Dornier Do J f...Jump to post
They were flying from Turkey?? Do they know that they were in a Muslim country with a flag with a crescent and a star on it?Jump to post
LAX-CTS and SFO-CTS are probably beyond the capabilities of XLR given you need reserve fuel and the westbound headwind. YVR-CTS may be possible. I think there is a market, at least a seasonal market, for North America-CTS. May be Air Canada will be in a unique position to offer YVR-CTS. It would be ...Jump to post
The Indigo flight to CTU, although reported on news media, is still not loaded into the flight schedule and also not bookable yet.Jump to post
Minimal. The private jet market in China is not that large. And the Party doesn't want the rich people and companies to own these things anyway.Jump to post
I really like KE's service. But it seems that it is forgetting the lessons learned from multiple accidents in the 1990s that were attributed to the "captain-is-king" and "senior-people-are-always-right" culture.Jump to post
You make it so easy. But there are a few roadblocks for your plans... 1. The US-Argentina ASA most likely does not allow 5th freedom segments for non US- or Argentina- flagged airlines. Don't think a Chilean or Brazilian airline can fly nonstop between EZE-MIA. And don't even think for a sec that t...Jump to post
LATAM Argentina really doesn't need to fly any major international flights. LATAM has major operations in all other major South American economies. It can use its Chilean, Peruvian, Brazilian, Ecuadorian, Colombian and Paraguayan entities to fly flights between their respective countries and Argenti...Jump to post
So it seems that the 767 will be mostly deployed to Caribbean routes? They would be a good fit there actually. Just that it seems costly to keep 4 767s flying in the fleet. I think WS needs more 787. Not just for international, but domestic routes such as YYZ-YVR or YYZ-YYC can use some 787s with re...Jump to post
It would serve Asia connections well. Connecting via LAX is not convenient due to the visa requirement. The distance is 8100km. Can it be done by an A321XLR? Seems marginal but not impossible. It probably isn't that difficult to have 150+ pax 4 or 5 days a week connecting to Lima from all across As...Jump to post
Erdogan to Trump: "We will buy 100 Boeings and you will let us buy the S400 from the Russians. Deal?"Jump to post
It would serve Asia connections well. Connecting via LAX is not convenient due to the visa requirement. The distance is 8100km. Can it be done by an A321XLR? Seems marginal but not impossible. It probably isn't that difficult to have 150+ pax 4 or 5 days a week connecting to Lima from all across Asia.Jump to post
Wasn't there a news report quoting some whistleblowers from the SC 787 plant saying exactly they do this (i.e. falsification of documentation, inspector releasing incomplete planes, etc.) at the plant? Boeing denied that fiercely after the news, and now this...Jump to post
I noticed recently that United.com is selling connections beyond HKG to SE Asia on airlines in a different alliance (CX, HK Express, etc.) Transiting via HKG is actually the shortest possible flying time so its interesting that they are branching outside of *A. I thought they wanted to keep more of...Jump to post
Besides trans-Atlantic from Wizz's Eastern European hubs (e.g. BUD, WAW) to US East Coast, the XLR also has the range to fly to south Asia and northeastern Asia from those hubs, so effectively it opens up the possibilities of BUD-PEK, BUD-ICN and BUD-DEL, etc. There may be sufficient number of Asian...Jump to post
But you would notice that flights between Taiwan and Europe cannot use the direct cross-strait flight paths to enter Chinese airspace. That's why they flew the TPE-HKG flight path, flew directly over Hong Kong, and then entered mainland airspace from there. Then I think it's just EVA has not set up ...Jump to post
The flights are pretty full in early morning and early evening, as business people are doing the day trip between major cities. But in other hours and on weekends, they can be quite empty. I have been on a ANA flight on Saturday morning from HND to CTS, and it's a 500-seat 773 with about only 100 pe...Jump to post
While it is true that only KE and OZ exist in those three routes currently, S Korea and US have open skies and any of the US3 can start the route whenever they want. KE and OZ do indeed enjoy exclusivity on European routes like LHR, CDG and FRA though. And this is basically why these two national c...Jump to post
I've noticed QR is flying their A35J's DOH - DFW. Is that the longest flight a A35J is currently running ? Pretty sure. Unless CX is still flying the 35K on the IAD flight, but I do remember them saying they were gonna swap it out with the 359 CX is flying A350-1000 on HKG-IAD. I think the pattern ...Jump to post
braynfeeble wrote:They operated KUL-TPE-YVR for only about a year 1995/96.
For almost all airlines, the departure flights load factor is lower than the arriving flights. And for some, it's significantly lower: QF 71% vs 40% KE 87% vs 67% EK 83% vs 58% JL 94% vs 82% Volaris 67% vs 57% What's going on? I think almost all passengers buy round trip tickets for international fl...Jump to post
sandyb123 wrote:was caused by the aerolon control