I think as much as they push for tourism, one of the big things the airport does, as the video mentions, is connect to diaspora of Saints. Most of them are in Cape Town and as such flights to South Africa make the most sense. On top of that, SA is the closest for full and advanced medical aid in the...Jump to post
I travel around Australia all the time without having an ID check done. I hate to be that guy, but if someone really wanted to get on the flight, they could get on the flight. I’ve never had concerns about the ID check, because it’s the security screening that should weed out any dangerous individua...Jump to post
It seems that Qantas really made a huge deal about next generation aircraft plying the PS routes, so I highly doubt they’d do an about face and get a last gen aircraft as a stop gap. The media here likes to make a big deal out of anything Qantas does or has happen so it could be a lot of bad PR for ...Jump to post
I like this, good on AC for being more inclusive.
I also think “hello everybody” sounds much more casual and friendly anyway.
Even “Hello ACxxx!” Works fine for me.
Now to wait for everyone saying the world is “too PC”
My concern isn’t so much them being in the cabin, that’s manageable.
My concern is how many people put these in their checked luggage. Or other bigger batteries like those that are being built into suit cases.
Air Mauritius have received their first refurbished A340 with some photos posted onto their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AirMauritius/posts/10157288351953820 It looks nice enough, although I’ll miss the green seats with the thick padding. The IFE, not so much. [Speaks loudly hoping SAA w...Jump to post
Tattoos are just gross. Can't fathom why someone deface their bodies like that. Ugh. I certainly don't want anyone with tattoos serving me. Honestly the grossest thing here is the responses on this thread. Hopefully you never go out to a bar, restaurant, gym, hospital, airport... actually, just sta...Jump to post
Wow, proper storage in business class. Groundbreaking.
For real though, I think this looks pretty phenomenal. This might be the beginning of the end for F at BA?
Comair has chosen to voluntarily suspend operations of the 737 MAX. MN released a statement on it via FaceBook. https://www.facebook.com/145976583494/posts/10156460476918495?sfns=mo . They say that they remain confident in the aircrafts safety but will liaise with “Boeing, other operators, and techn...Jump to post
I'll seriously carry stickers in the future to block any cam and I wonder about microphones and personal web traffic monitoring as well. As all this is possible and done on the ground airlines might be tempted to do the same inflight? For what reason? Why would an airline record you? What would the...Jump to post
I always saw EK J as their way for justifying the jump up to First class. They’re in two very different leagues. Unless they go the route of QR and introduce a F killer similar to the Q Suite. I can see EK keeping the bar for the 777’s, but showers are kind of unnecessary on most of their flights an...Jump to post
Hi all, BA just posted a new ad to their YouTube channel, celebrating 100 years of service. https://youtu.be/KJ3gBiFg5r4 I’d image they went looking at BOAC and others that merged with it before BA existed? I know KLM and Qantas have some of the longest unbroken service records, but I’m not sure whe...Jump to post
https://www.bendigoadvertiser.com.au/story/5801619/new-qantas-service-to-fly-from-bendigo-to-sydney-six-days-a-week/?cs=80 Just announced, QantasLink was I’ll be flying to Bendigo six days a week from Sydney, starting in March. This is a nice little surprise. As someone from Bendigo I honestly didn’...Jump to post
Looks like it’s mostly an overwater flight.
Thunderstorms around Jakarta as well.
Hopefully everyone gets out okay. Hopefully.
The IFE here is GoGo vision touch - exactly what you described. It's basically a wireless system consisting of tablets, with a USB and headphone jack located immediately underneath. Here's a video of the product during testing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUc74EX84LA This is what I imagined IFE...Jump to post
Good lord no, a train connection? Trains are evil, better build more road tunnels. Why are trains evil? Trains are efficient and incredibly good at moving a lot of people quickly. Almost every major city in the world has train service to its airports, be it in progress of being built or already bui...Jump to post
With a murder rate of over 60 per 100,000 inhabitants per year (and increasing), Cape Town is one of the most dangerous cities in the world. For comparison, in 2014 Tokyo prefecture recorded 0.9 murders and attempted murders per 100,000 inhabitants. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cities_by_m...Jump to post
That's not the common meaning in the US. Bereavement leave is usually separate from personal days. My company defines them as: a paid day of leave from work for reasons other than illness, vacation or bereavement, taken at the employee's discretion. We are allocated 2 per year. I'm guessing AA does...Jump to post
As far as my work experience goes, I’ve heard of personal days interchange with bereavement leave. If this is the case at AA, then I’m disgusted. As for the “Not calling in sick during critical periods” rule, I don’t think this would fly in any other developed country. You can’t legitimately expect ...Jump to post
Air Mauritius quit flying to Melbourne and Sydney more than six years ago. Only Perth remains. What is "a lot"? I would say some, but not it's not a significant number simply because the current schedule only allows connection one day per week (DUR-MRU-PER) and none on the return without ...Jump to post
Is Mauritius even big in name anywhere other than in Europe? Perhaps the Middle East and now Asia? I was surprised to see that Saudia flies to MRU, but beyond that, the country and its brand is not big enough to make a name for itself in far flung places like the USA. Well, Mauritius is massive for...Jump to post
You won't find any more info than routes for the last few weeks by tail number, as provided by FlightAware or FlightRadar24. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n860da or https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N860DA Some long-time participants show really poor command of research skills relev...Jump to post
That first render really makes the E2 look like a 787 and the red tail makes it look like QF :O Congrats TO Embraer though, this is a decent order indeed! It’s nice to see another Swiss airline growing. Does anyone know if the E2 series fixes the annoying window spacing? EMB were a bit too smart spa...Jump to post
Flight time would be somewhere around four hours, so ETOPS 180 not even needed. Now, Airlink being profitable is another thing. Maybe SA Express's elongated suspension will help them. But I’d imagine the increased range could mean direct from JNB or CPT instead of flying via WDH? I thought Airlink ...Jump to post
MrBretz wrote:Now I will consider the 737-900ER to Hawaii spacious?
Wow, Qantas North looks phenomenal on the 737 MAX! This is literally not even remotely close to QF but whatever. Haters gotta hate I guess. Honestly it's a lovely transition. Well done Westjet! Sorry, didn’t realise jokes weren’t allowed on this forum. :roll: As Bricktop said, it was a play on the ...Jump to post
wenders825 wrote:[url][/url]DexSwart wrote:[url][/url]
I’d say maybe US.
would you now
Waterbomber wrote:Im going to venture a crazy guess and say it's SAA announcing an A350 MOU.
Finally! Great to see proper BA service back in my home town.
I’m surprised at the LHR aspect of the flight though.
Durban’s economy, though weakened is still doing better than most of S.A. which might help these flights, though, no doubt they’re gonna be successful.
Maybe PER is next?
@DexSwart: where did you see reverse herringbone? I can not seem to find it... Looking at the photo in the link above, they certainly seem angled. From that angle I’d say herringbone. Happy to be corrected on this one! :) Only 1 787-9 left to be delivered, this August. Oh wow, I couldn’t sworn it w...Jump to post
Another new feature is the “Do not disturb” button on the armrest, which passengers can turn on and off at will. What I'd love to turn on and off at will onboard the 787 is the stupid window e-tint, marveling at the beauty of planet Earth is my #1 IFE and the 787's window dimmers allow the crew to ...Jump to post
Finally! This would be a wonderful addition to the QF network. I would seriously consider this from MEL that he backtrack to SYD, if QF didn’t fly the 747 between SYD-JNB. ;) SA is quickly losing favour with expats here since there is a lot of talk about unreliability, whether this is baseless is mo...Jump to post
I am looking forward to see the new regional business class but there is no pictures of the cabin yet ..... anyone ? https://www.ausbt.com.au/here-is-singapore-airlines-new-2018-regional-business-class-seat Sandyb123 Awesome. I love seats with privacy partitions that extend over windows for no reas...Jump to post
Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban, even Maputo or Nairobi would make more sense honestly.
At least that would be doable on current aircraft.
EDIT, Looking at GC Map. NBO would be almost perfect as a stop over position.
First glimpse of the new livery: https://imagr.eu/up/KmYR5_DWZLk3pX4AADtVB.jpg https://twitter.com/MaxK_J/status/965542333201747968 Ah yes... blue and... burgundy? Two colours that don’t particularly jump to mind ah well I think of Italy IMHO. :shock: Looks like a Eurowings subsidiary to me.Jump to post
What's the point? JNB, MRU, BOM, and AUH are all that's left. Just shut it down and put it out of it's misery. This is just prolonging the inevitable. Death by a thousand cuts, I believe DUR is also left. The Seychelles could make a great connection point between Africa and Asia. Maybe they should ...Jump to post
$27k is extremely low, and that sounds very dodgy considering the Fair Work Comission states that minimum wage currently is $694.90. Which works out to just over $36k a year. I’ve never heard of wages being that low before in Australia, especially for a highly skilled job. Without boasting, I’m doin...Jump to post