The few 727s still in service are not actually the latest versions/variants. Anyone can confirm?.
It's really impressive. 11 flights a day, most of them A380s.. Not bad. As for the endless debate about STN being "posh "enough or whatever, I'm sure it attracts its fair share of people from the financial community. Maybe not all of it, of course, but a steady share. Both FR and U2 have a...Jump to post
I did not imply that.. I just said it looks good.. No big deal anyway.
Maybe they are in touch with the same graphic designer/ agency as their Star partners LH..
"Hey, are you dropping the yellow/golden colour too"?
Airlines do retro liveries mostly for fun. Just as humankind has always had the reflex to decorate its surroundings (caves, walls, furniture), special markings are almost as old as aviation, just like for cars. Today retro liveries are of course also used to celebrate the company's heritage, and the...Jump to post
I gotta say the current UA livery should be one of the easiest (and long overdue) livery to improve. It's just so awful..
Can't wait until April to see it..
The one posted by InnsbruckFlyer is a major improvement, I must say..
Is there even a case in which a tech or medical diversion caused a serious diplomatic or security incident?.. I don't think there's even one actually. You'd probably need to go way back in time, but even then I'm not sure it ever happened.. Boredom usually becomes the worst part I think. Regards. B8...Jump to post
It's usually dealt with common sense. No different than the long-haulers which have to divert to a very sparsely populated location in Russia on a regular basis or the well documented cases which had to divert to Iran. Pax are kept on plane/sterile part of terminal/hotel until the replacement/soluti...Jump to post
LUX: 747-8F launch customer.
So they're here to stay basically.
Excellent to compare 747-400F and 8F noise levels, which are pretty large and noticeable.
Pretty busy cargo airport for those who don't know..
I also have a long name; first name, plus three middles and the last. Never had any issues with airlines, although I sometimes get a comment from a bored official "pretty long name, huh" or something like that. I've had more confusion over this with telecoms and utilities for example, but ...Jump to post
I remember MH 370 very vividly as it was the week I started my new job. Makes for a good reference. I believe it will eventually be found, obviously. Most probably after we are not here, but still possibly before. It's not my favourite subject as I've always hated conspiracy theories, but rogue acti...Jump to post
It's true. The changes of catching a widebody intraeurope are pretty slim. It's always been like that, compared to say, the US or Japan. A different market I suppose, maybe someone can provide a more detailed explanation.. Aside from the routes already mentioned, TK has been flying routinely 330s an...Jump to post
i would expect KWI-DXB to be up there...
A gazillion daily frequencies on widebodies.
It's pretty difficult to tell though. Mature markets like Europe and the US might also have some.
Domestic routes with multiple frequencies..
LHR-HKG in the not too distant past. Were passengers on this flights treated exactly like they were flying up to EDI or MAN, or were they any extra checks at either end? I never took the AF flights, and although I know it's a fully domestic flight, is there any kind of additional/extra passport chec...Jump to post
I've been posting less and less because I don't want to pick arguments, but just to conclude. Sorry about the inconvenience. I just added the populations of the major cities within a 1 1/2 hour drive from XCR. Reims, Troyea, Vitry, St Dizier etc..t's over 500 000 people. Not bad. Maybe 40 or 50 soul...Jump to post
.. Interesting. I've always thought that XCR is well located and accessible. I know for a fact many people in the neighboring countries and France itself would use it if interesting. People already drive easily 1 1/2 hour to reach CRL and other LCC airports around. Plus onward connections in MAD.. C...Jump to post
No problem SQ317. I've honestly thought about that too (moving all the other carriers to DWC), but didn't want to mention it. You know what I think? That may even not be necessary. But in the event that it would? Would the likes of AF, BA, VS, KE, etc, etc, agree to move there? If I was one of them,...Jump to post
@edealinfo. You just took a good option on the four most useless posts of the month. I'll answer,- respectfully -as so well put by you- about my post. It's not. You can spell it both ways, and I've heard it and saw it both ways throughout the ages. Even if it wasn't, nobody would care, but you. Rega...Jump to post
Thanks for the stats SQ317.. That pretty much kills DWC in the foreseeable future, no??.. I mean, just do the maths. 24 hour ops, expansion to 118 M. Movements have flattened. They still have room to grow at DXB without bothering too much on infrastructure investment. Even with some natural growth i...Jump to post
It's pretty interesting, but I think they may have reached "cruise mode" and are fine with it. They already fly 10 A380s a day to LON, for example, and in Europe save for a few adjustments here and there, growth may have peaked. Just a comment about China. The sheer size of the population ...Jump to post
The interview is pretty extensive. A few stats that he mentions. 40 pc of TN's traffic originates in the US. LAX is "easily" their biggest market of those 40. 20 pc of pax are local French Polynesia residents. The rest as I understand it is mostly Paris. He sounds really cautious. If it do...Jump to post
This is very interesting. A few thoughts. The kind of traffic it attracts is not high yielding. It's very high yielding. One word. Honeymooners. The kind of people and the circumstances that specifically want to avoid that unpleasant lounge in LAX. And they're prepared to pay for it. Routing? Very c...Jump to post
Concorde was actually meant, and in the end it was, economically viable for airlines, and it was originally designed to be produced in larger numbers. What killed it were the oil shocks of the early 70's. "Economics" and "Concorde" placed not far from in each other is a fairly hu...Jump to post
Good question. Only Saudia bought it? The 797 isn't green lighted yet and I would be very cautious to say it will be. Bread and butters are called 737s and A32x series, not risky clean sheet designs. "Regional" by Chinese standards should mean feeder flights of less than 3/4 hours, I think...Jump to post
Happened a few tines to me arguably a while ago..
On a 727 in the early 1990's and on some RJ's, possibly a Saab 340 and ERJ 145.
Excuse me, but what would the impact on the cost of the current slots be?
Goes up because airlines will pay a bigger premium for LHR? Goes down bcs more slots will be available?
But I agree, this is all a bit iffy and wheny (still)...
Interesting that a day later and we still have no comments from the pilots? I'm intrigued what it was they were facing I am pretty sure they are needing some kind of psychological support now after their near-death-experience. Agreed. They will most likely have medical follow-up at least for the ne...Jump to post
It might explain the unusual vectors somewhat, but for those not in the know, the area around Lisbon can get surprisingly hilly, especially the north bank of the Tagus, as with Lisbon itself. The Alentejo around Beja, on the contrary, does have some rolling hills, but it's much flatter. Regards. B8887Jump to post
Does Portugal have a different system of incident reporting and investigation that's more public? I'm almost certain this event will be classified as an "accident", like others such as very severe turbulence, w/ or without damage (airframe and/or overhead bins for example), and will there...Jump to post
Yep, way before the jet age then.. Did the Stratocruiser have it?..
Since it's not specified, but military planes possibly beat civilian ones.
The B 52 has them, not sure about the B 36 and B 29, but it's very probable...
Just to add that I'm pretty sure I already saw an airline bragging about SET in an inflight magazine if I'm not mistaken. Not sure which one, possibly U2, and this was easily like 5 years ago, not 5 months ago. They even publish savings figures per fleet due to RETI. Correct. I separately saw the fi...Jump to post
This will not happen. Although truly inseparable from one another, both benefit from each other being independent. Airframers like A and B are not metal tube makers. They make extremely high tech stuff that requires billions in R&D plus enormous production means. Same for RR in a completely othe...Jump to post
I did not see this posted.
It apparently happened on Sep 29th..
Check the link below, the sequence between 1:15 and 1:30 is particularly impressive...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... ABuUGQW9Uk
Are the A330 Regional's and/or the 757s used for Transcontinental services in the US approved for ETOPS ops?... @BravoOne Quite interesting. Can interior furnishings have other influences over ETOPS, such as the kind of fabric in the seats and/or modules for meals or meal preparation for example?.. ...Jump to post
I'm also in for the Constellation and/or the Stratocruiser duo, in terms of regular, scheduled, timetabled service..
I saw some timetables of that not long ago..
The point about the possibility of being a mini EK is a valid one though.. LIS is indeed a strategic location and it's a pity they do not take more advantages out of it. On the other hand, Portugal is not the UAE and there are more differences that may explain that. TP in the US is really surprising...Jump to post
Interesting question. Is it all about the maintenance program? (!) Is there some kind of physical or software difference? Like you can order a car ( say a VW ) and you have two states of tune of the same engine? How much does an ETOPS 737 cost over a "standard" 737? Thx... Regards B8887Jump to post
I'll put the question another way as I think this topic has not been covered that much. How does the cargo market differ from, say, the early 1990's before the e-commerce boom as we know it today? A lot? A little? I mean, passenger aviation is well covered on these forums, but cargo... Anything you ...Jump to post
Apparently, Brazil is one of the top destinations for Israelis leaving military service, the others being India and Nepal. When I was in Israel, plenty of Brazilians everywhere, quite high yielding. I could see TLV working very well for TP. IAH? How come? I see YUL happening ages before that.. Regar...Jump to post