Too bad about OZ dropping ORD. I’ve flown on that flight a couple of times and found the departure time (around midnight) convenient as I had a whole day to spend before driving to O’hare from my hometown in the Midwest, then simply dozing off for most of the flight until arrival into ICN early in t...Jump to post
Aside from addressing the mentioned management/HR issues, I would (perhaps naively) suggest that PAL have a more strategic and focused vision for its operations, i.e. capitalize on strengths such as a relatively lower cost base compared to other Asian airlines, O/D demand by Filipinos both tourists ...Jump to post
Just saw this footage of Pope Francis’ arrival in Abu Dhabi. It shows the AZ 777 moving into a parking bay with an air bridge ready to dock onto the plane. Next scene shows the Pope inside what looks like a really nice boarding bridge, being welcomed into the Emirates. The aircraft door is clearly v...Jump to post
I guess there are varying experiences with Pre-Clearance. I once flew FCO-DUB-ORD on Aer Lingus. Flight from FCO was delayed over an hour and my two hour connection in DUB turned into a half-hour of running through the maze between terminals and figuring out the right place to go (it was my first ti...Jump to post
I think there’s some baggage (political) attached to the old logo and livery, so they probably won’t use it. The current logo was introduced right after the 1986 People Power Revolution to symbolize a break from the past and a new beginning. (Or was the timing just coincidence and they were really p...Jump to post
A case of too much, too soon. I wanted to try them out of ORD. I saw their plane once while I was in T5.
Can their planes make it to Asia? Maybe they can try their luck there!
Anyone know what the quarantine authorities did to the bird? Would it have been allowed to live in the UK?Jump to post
Just wanted to share this... I’ve been wanting to see this for the longest time and I’m so happy someone posted it on YouTube. PAL, bring back the KISS on the A350! Please?
DEL flight timings don’t allow for much connectivity to Australia or US/Canada, and for that matter anywhere else. PAL still seems disinterested in building up MNL as a transfer hub. In the first place, they would need to upgrade existing infrastructure, especially now that their flights are spread ...Jump to post
To catch SR’s then new MD-11, I flew LAX-ZRH (via GVA) on the MD-11, then after an overnight stay, continued my journey ZRH-MNL (via BOM) on the 743. That was a long way to get to the other side of the Pacific Ocean!
More recently, I flew MNL-SIN (772), then SIN-SFO just to ride on the A350.
I fly between Moline, IL and Chicago quite often (ERJ145; CRJ 200/700) and never know what kind of inflight service I’ll get. Published flight time is around 1 hour 5 minutes, but of course actual time up in the air is around 20-30 minutes... sometimes the FA gets up and offers water, sometimes ther...Jump to post
Would AKL ever consider having a USCIS Pre-clearance facility? If they do, then connecting in ORD (or any other US gateway) would become a breeze!
I flew from DUB to ORD a couple of months ago and am still amazed at the difference it made to land in ORD as a domestic flight!
They're putting their best foot forward on this route, hence the brand new A330-900neo. Good for them! Congrats to ORD on another international carrier. The flight information board in Terminal 5 is getting more and more interesting with such a diversity of destinations! And congratulations to TP as...Jump to post
I can see DL wanting to continue service to MNL after NRT closes as a hub. Their problem is the major protectionist attitude of a certain airline in the Philippines (ahem!) since said airline’s bread and butter are its MNL-USA flights. If DL would open nonstop flights to MNL, I can see DTW as a poss...Jump to post
There is a huge amount of traffic (O/D) between the Philippines and the USA/Canada. Hence, the multiple nonstops on PAL, and direct service from DL (via NRT) and UA (Via Guam). As to the future of flights between the Philippines/S.E. Asia and the USA/Canada, here are my guesses: 1. PR to expand and ...Jump to post
My bet is on SkyTeam. GA and VN, the SE Asian airline members of ST, do not fly to the US. PR has that advantage to contribute. Also, the writing is on the wall as regards DL's intra-Asian flights. With PR in ST, DL can go ahead and drop MNL and have their pax (and they have a lot of loyal Filipino ...Jump to post
Just attended my 25th high school reunion in the Philippines. Even though we're pretty much caught up on social media, we had a good showing that night, with around 100 of 150 of the class present. My class has a Facebook page, a Viber account, and we receive emails from my school's alumni associati...Jump to post
Any information on the schedule?Jump to post
I'm a priest... I've never celebrated a Tridentine Mass, but I've done the Novus Ordo (New Rite, the way Mass is commonly celebrated nowadays) ad orientem (facing east, or facing the altar with the people). It is a different experience compared to when I'm facing the congregation not only because of...Jump to post
In real life, yes. I approached him and showed him my ID, and his face lit up! In virtual life, there's someone who keeps making up false email accounts using my first and last name and changing small details (adding or subtracting a period, adding numbers) and having those forward to my real accoun...Jump to post
IFE maps are another issue... another example here aside from Taiwan is the South China Sea. I wonder if Chinese authorities also want to control the display of the names of the disputed islands? For example, the Philippines has its own names for some of the islands, for which China has its own name...Jump to post
Are they doing this only to US airlines' websites? How about airlines from other countries of the world? I guess it depends on how the website displays the cities - some have a list of only the city names, others organize them by country and city. I don't think I've ever seen any (non-mainland China...Jump to post
What's intriguing to me is that they were able to obtain a discarded item with his DNA on it. What was it and how did they get it? Did they follow him around and wait for him to sneeze and throw the tissue in a trash can? Did they look in his dumpster for discarded plastic forks and swab those? Grea...Jump to post
With positive news coming out from the recent meetings between the top leaders of both Koreas, it might just be possible to witness the reunification of the North and South within our lifetimes.
If so, what would the civil aviation picture be like in a unified Korea?
In these cases, I've always wondered how the mood in the aircraft is once the flight is finally on its way. How do the "irritated" passengers treat the crew on board? How do the crew treat the pax? I've been on some delayed flights but not in similar circumstances where there was an appare...Jump to post
Wonderful news! Now, how about the other side of Australia? Any chance PR will return to Perth using the A321neo?Jump to post
I'm hoping PAL will put the kiss mark and "Love Bus" decals on their A350 (even with the current "Sunriser" logo). I still remember the TV ad that went with that- a woman kisses her businessman husband as he leaves for the airport, and the kiss mark on his cheek becomes the kiss ...Jump to post
Just wondering- If there were crew members aboard, would they have known about the fire? I am guessing they would have been busy with preparing the cabin for the flight and not staring out the window. And once aware of the fire, would they have been required to evacuate?Jump to post
Here's another one: https://youtu.be/5RRUShdpNJIJump to post
If SQ does, I'm in! I have family in SIN and from there it's a short hop to MNL, which is where most of my family still lives. I recently flew out of ORD on BR and OZ (midnight departures). Both times, the flights were full. Even Business Class had decent loads. And as previously mentioned, these fl...Jump to post
If you mean the 747-400 (as opposed to the 747-8), and if you're willing to go as far as Asia, then check out Asiana Airlines. I just flew them ICN-MNL-ICN in late June and they had the 744 scheduled on the morning flight out of Incheon.
Korean Air has quite a few 747-8's.
So there's going to be a solar eclipse on August 21, and a number of states and cities (and airports) in the United States will fall under its path, some under a total eclipse. How are airports and airlines preparing for this event? How are operations affected by a total solar eclipse?Jump to post
It was connected to the jet bridge, which, given how low the terminal building is at MLI, sloped downwards at a rather steep angle. Maybe someone onboard couldn't use stairs? There was also a curtained-off area inside the terminal marked, "John Deere Classic Reception Area" or something li...Jump to post
Landed on UA late last night into MLI and noticed the A340 parked at gate B10 (IIRC). Unfortunately, it was dark and I couldn't take a decent picture from the terminal, nor could I see the registration. It was mostly white with a wavy cheatline and a star (or X) on the tail. No name, no words painte...Jump to post
Air Juan (www.airjuan.com) is a relatively new airline in the Philippines offering both land plane and seaplane service to/from Manila Bay and islands in Luzon and the Visayas.Jump to post
I just read an article by Ken Jennings in Condé Nast Traveller posted today (January 3, 2017) about how the Gold Coast's Twin Towns are able to celebrate New Year's twice. The two cities of Tweed Heads and Coolangatta are in different time zones during the Australian summer, with Tweed Heads (New So...Jump to post