Polish government just approved 300M PLN (70.47M EUR) for pre-project phase of the new CPK airport. More railroads planned, and 200km/h and 15 minutes long train from Warsaw Central station.
Still no word on who and how will pay for the new airport.
(source in polish)
Dedicated Business class inside Europe is effectively dead. [...] As a user of business class intra-Europe I'd like to add that because of how horrible the pitch is I'm avoiding LH and BA. And for that reason I'm also avoiding connecting on long haul on LH and BA. On both of those airlines there is...Jump to post
2 euro cents from WAW - my home airport. I hope this project will never happen, and will get cancelled. They have huge and ambitious plans: big airport, 1600km of new railways and hundred of kilometers of new highways. And this is Poland - where almost all infrastructural projects are delayed for ye...Jump to post
Impressive effort, and great pictures. This is how it should be done. I'm also interested in who was funding it. Quote from: https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/air-france-klm-group/air-france/researchers-find-salvage-missing-air-france-airbus-a380-engine-part/ "That part will now be sent to the...Jump to post
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Looks like the director of EASA was interviewed yesterday by European Parliament’s transport committee: https://www.euractiv.com/section/aviation/news/boeing-crash-could-be-scandal-to-rival-dieselgate-say-meps/ Second article in Polish only - I can't find any good text in English: https://www.rp.pl/...Jump to post
Great informed article from Air Facts here: https://airfactsjournal.com/2019/03/can-boeing-trust-pilots/ "...What’s critical to the current, mostly uninformed discussion is that the 737 MAX system is not triply redundant. In other words, it can be expected to fail more frequently than one in a...Jump to post
I hope Iberia will finally start flying to WAW. It's really annoying they are still not here...Jump to post
I've been checking prices in C from WAW to NYC, and I've noticed that in January 2019 I can find 1500 euro flight which has WAW-LHR segment on British Airways metal, and LHR-EWR segment on Virgin Atlantic. How is that possible ? I thought that BA and VS hated each other - but here it looks like they...Jump to post
Summary of what was reported on Polish forum: - yes, it did happen, confirmed by the airline - airline first issued a denial (before the flight get to WAW - news article was posted around the time flight left PEK), but they were forced to confirm it after a recording was released and more passengers...Jump to post
Don't underestimate China, in 10 years they will probably be laughing at you....its just a matter of time before they will master and perfect plane making. Maybe a little bit longer than 10 years. We still didn't get to the point where Chinese cars (not counting Chinese owned - western companies) a...Jump to post
It happens. For example - LOT Polish Airlines did some cancellations months ago to WAW-LAX-WAW - clearly for commercial reasons. They did it more than 14 days before the flight - to avoid additional penalties from EU261. I was booked on one of those flights, they rebooked me to a LO flight next day,...Jump to post
Some my my bi-weekly BRU-FRA flights are extremely full of "Business class" although without an international connection on a long haul aircraft I can't image why anyone wants to pay for this. IMO there are multiple reasons: - if something goes wrong - like cancellation - you're at the to...Jump to post
eisenbach wrote:The difference between F and J on BA is not very large. First class at BA does by far not compete with LH (especially on ground), but they have very competitive fares in F.
And no risk of playing footsies with german businessman... I will never understand, how Lufthansa of all airlines though that design was ok ! If they wanted 2-2-2, they could have had straight TAM/TK/EK like seats or B/E minipods for higher density. I agree. They did improve it on newer planes (lik...Jump to post
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Which LH aircraft have 2-3-2 business class? 744 https://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Lufthansa/Lufthansa_Boeing_747_400_V4.php sample photos here https://www.planespottingberlin.com/trip-report-videos/lufthansa-747-400-business-frankfurt-berlin/ Agreed. The BA window seats are very private. You have ...Jump to post
speedbird52 wrote:As much as I agree with you: Please name one European airline with a better J that has at least 70% of DLHs route network
It's actually a lot easier to score a free upgrade on BA than LH. Just go on Flyertalk in LH's and BA's respective free upgrade threads and you will see that BA upgrades are A LOT more frequent than in the entirety of the LH group. Upgrade - yes. Award - no. I still have like 350k Avios which I can...Jump to post
There is also something else, LH's premium products, especially premium economy and business tend to be cheaper than most out there especially when compared to AF. That could also be a factor. I did a check for my usual route - WAW - LAX - few random dates. LO is usually more expensive - direct con...Jump to post
LH does have a good premium product. German efficiency. Maybe in First. After 10hrs in J on new 350 I was not happy. No privacy, not that much space, inconvenience of walking over someone sleeping to get out of my seat etc. LH does the same thing as BA - they do their best to squeeze as many people...Jump to post
And in another news there is a risk of Lot employee strike - in 1st week of May. Unions are unhappy with the salary structure, and don't like the policy of hiring self-employed stuff. CEO says it will not happen. More here in Polish - but google translate works pretty well: https://businessinsider.c...Jump to post
was BA ever rewarded for having reclining seats, meals etc? No... I don't know about economy - but I was rewarding them with my money flying long-haul J from WAW connecting in LHR. One of the reasons why I stopped flying BA is less comfortable J on WAW-LHR leg which is close to 3hrs gate to gate. T...Jump to post
Just a warning - looks like LO is proactively cancelling some WAW-LAX-WAW flights. They did that to me: cancellation more than 2 weeks before the flight to avoid 600EUR compensation, and re-book on LO flight on another date. Based on other people testimony some real effort is required to get re-boo...Jump to post
Just a warning - looks like LO is proactively cancelling some WAW-LAX-WAW flights. They did that to me: cancellation more than 2 weeks before the flight to avoid 600EUR compensation, and re-book on LO flight on another date. Based on other people testimony some real effort is required to get re-book...Jump to post
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No, I mean Club Europe. A320s will go from 168 to 180 and A321s from 205 to 218. If there is one thing US carriers have got right it is their short haul F cabin. At least you get a much better hard product compared to the LCC Y seats Euro carriers are selling as J. Would rather sit in a comfortable...Jump to post
I fly my guys overseas all the time and none of us need all the mini suites now so common. We don't fly BA but would if this their idea I agree with that - but the problem is with short haul connection if you have to use it. Legroom on new config in Club Europe is so limited now that it's uncomfort...Jump to post
And they will still call it Club Europe with such tight pitch. What a joke. It is a joke. One of the reasons why I stopped flying with BA at all. With better competition (LH, LX, LO all with new J) and BA hard and soft product getting worse and worse, and LHR being LHR, there is no reason anymore. ...Jump to post
Probably LOT knows some more figures due to their traffic BUD-WAW-NYC to see if there is potential or not. Guess they made their homework. Or they got directions from the owner - Polish state - for purely political reasons. Imo this option is more probable. I'm worried for LOT again - they started ...Jump to post