Wow. would 77W have enough legs for SIN-SFO direct - or would somebody get offloaded? It isn't exactly the season with strong jetstream either... SIN-SFO should be ok. It is about 14.5hr flight time. SFO-SIN is not possible. It will be a very light load as a lot of pax are either SIN-HKG or HKG-SFO...Jump to post
SQ872 (SIN-HKG) diverted to Guangzhou (CAN). SQ2 (SIN-HKG-SFO) is cancelled. SQ2 (77W) is flying SFO direct. Wow. would 77W have enough legs for SIN-SFO direct - or would somebody get offloaded? It isn't exactly the season with strong jetstream either... SIN-SFO should be ok. It is about 14.5hr fli...Jump to post
The big no-no the CX staff did was to publish passenger info online. From: https://www.scmp.com/news/china/politics/article/3022200/china-bans-cathay-pacific-staff-involved-hong-kong-protests "The airline also came under attack on mainland social media after a staff member leaked information on...Jump to post
Air traffic agreements even for "hard" Brexit are already agreed between the EU and UK. Wrong https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2019/02/19/basic-air-connectivity-in-the-event-of-no-deal-brexit-provisional-agreement-with-the-parliament/ The EU has initiated temporary ...Jump to post
I can not see it work. CTS is a winter destination and during that period winds are brutal. I have had ground speeds of below 350mph (over 200mph headwinds) on a 77W on SFO-ICN.
Also CTS is a tourist destination so that is high density Y with no J demand. A low density XLR makes no sense.
Isn't it USD 1.72 lakhs?Jump to post
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rare_eart ... y_in_China
The largest rare earth materials deposit in the world is 200km north of Ordos airport. Irkutsk is areospace and science. So these two are probably connected.
It's about following a proper prices when a company intends to sound billions of dollars. Public companies are obliged to do so. They can negotiate exclusively with Boeing with a price in mind they are willing to pay. If Boeing can meet it, then IAG can agree to work towards a deal. If Boeing canno...Jump to post
Because they can fill up those widebodies. Every domestic 777 and 767 I've been on in Japan was full in all classes. Even in a market such as Tokyo-Osaka where the Shinkansen is more competitive (with trains almost every 7 minutes) there are still numerous widebodies on it daily. JL does use narrow...Jump to post
ADIGRO GIVES 48 HOURS DEADLINE Threatens to Walk Away https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.indiatoday.in/amp/business/story/adigroup-still-interested-jet-will-wait-only-48-hrs-1547702-2019-06-12 Even a party that is literally begging to issue a check to restart Jet, is caught in the Indian bureaucracy ...Jump to post
A platinum member of Jet Airways's loyalty programme flying business class was jailed for life for a hijack hoax. Apparently, he did that to get the chance to woo a stewardess. https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/south-asia/hijack-hoax-lands-business-class-flyer-in-jail-for-life This is just as weird ...Jump to post
Both Business Standard and Economic Times are reporting that there are no bids forthcoming for Jet. It will be curtains pretty soon https://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/jet-airways-bids-set-to-draw-a-blank-etihad-to-say-no-tpg-back-out-too-119042300041_1.html Jet share is up almost 1...Jump to post
I wonder who will take the 2x BLR-SIN & 2 daily AMS slots of Jet Airways (considering 9W isn't taking off anytime soon). Fingers crossed & hope for the best. The SIA group (SQ/Scoot/Silk) could increase capacity or have have Vistara operate a flight on the route. If not, I could see 6E doin...Jump to post
Firefly resumes flights to Singapore and is first flight into revamped Seletar airport:
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/si ... e-11464544
More than a thousand pilots of India’s debt-laden Jet Airways will not fly starting Monday as they have not been paid salaries for the past three months. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-jet-airways-debt-pilots-idUSKCN1RQ09J?utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content&utm_content=5cb31d5ce6dfda...Jump to post
DigitalSea wrote:Reports of an oil slick are popping up - hopefully the pilot made it out okay.
SQ is grounding a part of their 787-10 fleet. They have found the same fan blade cracking on the Trent 1000-TEN engines as on their older Trent 1000 engines. https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/transport/sia-grounds-several-boeing-787-10-jets-due-to-engine-issues RR will see some additional compe...Jump to post
Yes. We will se atonomous airliners. We will accept the idea very quickly once we see traffic getting safer and faster with autonomous cars in the next decade. Ships are getting close. The idea is that there is still a crew but significantly reduced and they are not on standby but off-duty for most...Jump to post
I don't buy the argument that third world airlines train their crew any less than developed world. They follow training programs are mandated by manufacturers and crew are either sent to one of the developed countries for training or in-house/locally setup with the help of reputed training establis...Jump to post
Couldn't the pilots in any case of malfunction just turn off all electronic bs? Like you're a pilot. You know how to fly a plane. You have flown thousands of take-offs. You know the right speed, right angle, right altitude. You know how to do it without electronic interference if need be. So why no...Jump to post
Australian Pilots come in defense of Boeing Max as safe and reliable. He did not say that. He said he states the 737 is safe and Virgin Australia training is of a high standard. And both are facts. What he implies between the lines is that by the time Virgin Australia receives its first 737Max (the...Jump to post
It'll actually be perfect for Qantas That's what I was thinking! 330s, 737s, 380s... very similar fleets at present only difference in the major fleet is 350 (MH) versus 787 (QF). imagine 'QF' getting ~8 more 330s (or 787s or 350s or smaller aircraft for PER/DRW) and takes over the milk runs betwee...Jump to post
Anything can be negotiated in a sale. Many times all the bad parts are left behind and the good taken. That is called restructuring. Even the worst businesses can still have parts sold. I think what did Tats in was that Goyal and EY were not playing ball. They both felt they can retain control of t...Jump to post
MCAS has a known defect, but with a known cause and resolution. This addresses the known aircraft related factors for the Lion Air crash. The resolution isn't worth the paper it's written on if it isn't practical in real-life. It's the difference between "let's practice disabling MCAS" in...Jump to post
A lot of arguments saying they shouldn't be grounded because we don't know the cause of this accident. But, in the absence of any other obvious cause, two superficially-similar fatal accidents in close succession is exactly why they SHOULD be grounded. Qantas grounded their A380s after the QF32 nea...Jump to post
My gosh, the airplane is literally almost 100% disintegrated. Just gone! Agreed. Looking at that scene and the terrain I hope the CVR and FDR are recoverable. The velocity must have been massive. Very troubling. Gods speed to all. I was wondering the same: are the CVR and FDR still intact? They are...Jump to post
Also, the pilot was in communication with the airport and reported control difficulty...if there had been engine failure, you can be sure it would have been mentioned. . Too soon to say that there weren't engine problems. We're relying on a CEO's quotes right now My problem with a theory of engine ...Jump to post
Also, the pilot was in communication with the airport and reported control difficulty...if there had been engine failure, you can be sure it would have been mentioned. . Too soon to say that there weren't engine problems. We're relying on a CEO's quotes right now My problem with that theory is that...Jump to post
...what exactly do you "know right now" about this incident other than the operator and the aircraft type? And you want to ground a fleet worldwide based off of that ? Knowing that we don't know is the exact reason it should be grounded. Two of the same type of brand new airplane crashing...Jump to post
I am not sure why people mention Star Alliance as an advantage. I don't see it. In the past I flew regular to HSV from SIN after a few routes being tried we settled on SIN-ICN-SFO in SQ followed by SFO-DFW-HSV in AA. I also needed to go to Boston and ended up SIN-ICN-SFO on SQ and SFO-BOS on UA. In ...Jump to post
If they are worried about Schiphol, they should have opened up a second airport. In the UK every medium size city has an airport. The Netherlands and the travel hungry Dutch can easily sustain 2-3 major airports but factually due to fear of this new reality, Schiphol group (perhaps influenced by KL...Jump to post
Comment made by the Dutch Minister is that the main reason is to protect jobs at Schiphol Airport and protect its critical role in the Dutch economy. It seems the Dutch Government is under the improssion that one of the risks of the new management is to move flights from Amsterdam to Paris(from KLM ...Jump to post
I hope it happens this time, otherwise they have to push it after the busy summer season to Oct-Nov. I think it is a combination of many issues, but mainly TK does not feel comfortable. TK lounge and few other components are not ready. Technic and Cargo will also be at Ataturk for sometime. Stores ...Jump to post
What about this one?
https://airwaysmag.com/uncategorized/vi ... -customer/
Nice for publicity but never confirmed.
Scoot announced that they did make an agreement to convert their 15 787s with Trent 1000 Package C engines to Trent 1000-TEN engines. Article is here but behind paywall. https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/transport/rolls-royce-to-replace-scoots-older-b-787-engines-with-new-version Has any other ...Jump to post
I think people dumbly assume with all of this that they are recording EVERYBODY. They would likely target particular people based upon the work they do or their position. This recent travel warning from the U.S. State Dept (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/03/world/asia/china-travel-advisory.html) w...Jump to post
KLM's drama is finally over. Ben Smith has imposed his vision to the group with deeper integration between AF, KLM and Transavia. This integration will include the implementation of a CEO committee under his supervision and concerted decisions related to fleet, network, alliance strategy, HR, clien...Jump to post
Vistara pilots are going to fly for SIA and Scoot as a part of training as well as to address delayed approval for international routes. https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/transport/vistara-pilots-to-fly-for-sia-scoot This might also explain the rumour a while ago that Vistara pilots were traine...Jump to post
Etihad has hired a turnaround specialist to perform due diligence on Jet Airways.
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/bu ... t-11167070
Which airports did they mainly serve? They mostly flew domestic routes. Back in the day, Indian airport infrastructure especially at the smaller airports, wasn't up to the quality they have today. The double bogies were there so that the aircraft's weight could be distributed in such a way that the...Jump to post
Yeah, funny isn't it. Legions of IT guys flag up real problems for the business world and work frantically to fix them - successfully - then get called out for "crying wolf" because they did a good job... :roll: This y2k as a hard Brexit sends all of Europe into a bad recession. It would ...Jump to post
KE has introduced new no-show charge: for those who cancel ticket after entering the departure zone have to charge USD200 extra Is the fine a dis-incentive though? If they're superfans they may pay up. What is needed is a punishment - however moderate. In Singapore you will be arrested. Is is such ...Jump to post
This has become a ridiculous discussion and it seems nobody is working in engineering or manufacturing. I think the original article is capturing the core issue: Airbus recognising they are running behind on manufacturing processes and design for manufacturing. The 787 outsells the A330neo by a lot ...Jump to post
Why does AMS work better for DL’s network than CDG (based on number if flights presented by OP)? It's hard to know in advance when CDG will be operating normally or when AF, concession workers, baggage handlers, French ATC, or any other French work group will be on strike. That alone makes AMS (not...Jump to post
We might actually see Airbus cancelling the entire A319 NEO program since AV accounts for about half of the orders... and may even end up boosting the A220 program but I guess we will have to wait at least a week to find out more news regarding AV's latest move Why would the A319NEO be cancelled ju...Jump to post
787X30 wrote:Given swiss are operating their 77W in a 10-abreast, it would seem a tough bet for Lufty going nine on the Nine.
I think the 'Asian carriers demand freight capability' card is being over-played. LCCs are now a major force in the market, and likely to be part of the customer base for a MoM, but are content with only 1-3 tonnes of freight on their A320s/737s. As others have said, the A330(ceo) Regional really h...Jump to post
Interesting move. Yes seems like Scoot must be an attractive platform for SIA. The mix of 737 and A320 on their certificate, however, will create some inefficiency. Wonder if this is short term solution, or if Scoot will be mixed fleet operator of narrowbodies? How will this affect transfers? Can y...Jump to post
SFO has 24 weekly frequencies between SFO-SIN nonstop. (2x daily on UA, 1x daily + 3x weekly on SQ). Definitely not sustainable. Wow...Just wondering what the SFO-SIN frequency was pre any nonstop to SIN? I know there were 2 flights to SIN, one via ICN and one via HKG. That would make 14 flights to...Jump to post