When BOAC started commercial operations after the 2nd World War their code was BO (as in body odour), for some reason it was changed a few years later.Jump to post
It’s also something that would be well known to everyone beforehand anyways. Such provisions are standard in air service agreements- it was always a question on how UK-EU would be handled in regards to that, not other countries. Might be news to the FT writers though. It is not news to the FT write...Jump to post
B788 seems to be too premium for european route. As to the economics of using a nearly new 788 on shorthaul, just not going to happen, a 321 is miles cheaper both to purchase and operate, far outweighing the 10% seat loss. It might, just might be different in a few years time, a depreciated high ti...Jump to post
Didn't BA buy Dan Air for a quid, or does my memory fail me? Difficult to believe Dan Air had much BA wanted especially in the midst of an economic slowdown in '92. Didn't pay a lot for BCal either. Maybe just to take capacity out of the market - the LHR remedy slots would come back to them eventua...Jump to post
Didn't BA buy Dan Air for a quid, or does my memory fail me? Difficult to believe Dan Air had much BA wanted especially in the midst of an economic slowdown in '92. Didn't pay a lot for BCal either. Maybe just to take capacity out of the market - the LHR remedy slots would come back to them eventual...Jump to post
I had a related type of experience of a BA flight to Bahrain in late July. Checked in online 20ish hours before to find I had been allocated a middle seat in Y (yuk), the only option was were aisle seats (2) at a premium of somewhere about $50. I am a long standing (20 years) FF, albeit only 'blue' ...Jump to post
Don't think this is a 'goer'. The British Government held (still does I think) a 'Golden Share' in RR and BAe with special rights for national strategic interests. This share gives the Government the right to limit a single 'foreign' investor to a maximum holding of 15% of the total register. What c...Jump to post
Airlines0613 wrote:AA?No, AA lacks any tie ups with any Gulf carrier.
I 'm sure OW have enough support in Europe. Better search for a partner in Africa. Exactly. They need to fill this void. The problem is the players in Africa. Not exactly a lot to choose from. OW also needs to find a partner in India as well. A bit off topic however, regarding Africa, BA does have ...Jump to post
I want to place my bets on ISB's new airport Dunno, did BA serve Constantinople? Constantinople hasn't been a city in almost 1,000 years. Anyway ISB is Islamabad in the Punjab region of Pakistan, also it's the capitol. Istanbul is IST. Imperial Airways served Constantinople In the west it was terme...Jump to post
Dammam. BA used to fly to DHA and later DMM for many years, using the 747 and 767. For many years the route was operated out of Gatwick, where passengers could connect nicely to oil cities like Houston. Currently no one flies DMM-LON, whereas both SV and BA fly JED and RUH to LHR (SV now has JED-MA...Jump to post
I feel like BA and Airbus are involved in a chicken-and-egg game where each of them waits to see who blinks first. Obviously, Airbus would like to sell more A380s, but not at an unfavorable price. Airbus now seems to be perfectly content to let the line die off slowly than lose money on "prest...Jump to post
Maybe the answer is that UK airspace is full because of the layout of the air corridors. Living in North Dorset (on top of a hill) get a good view of what's overflying for many miles around. Looking at FR24 and out of the window it ain't much; some high level overflights EK, KL, AB & some others...Jump to post
I think it's high time Qatar reclaims its airspace from Bahrain. Conflicts such as these illustrate the importance of having control of one's own airspace. Airspace, or FIR? Reading the article (and that map) makes it even more confusing. Qatar does not have an FIR at all, so perhaps you mean Qatar...Jump to post
Would have thought EK will want to replace (at the very least) the first 25 frames delivered before any production cessation.
But DWC now 10 years away, delayed again...wonder why, could it be lack of money/
Well BY644 (B788) xBRS just landed Cancun (7910kms) non stop at 19.00 UTC 6 May.
Problem being we don't know what the payload was!
Sharjah or more correctly RAF Sharjah which closed in the early 1970s, now a museum (the control tower) in the middle of town http://www.sbap.be/museum/sharjah/sharjah.htm Handled Imperial Airways, BOAC, Gulf amongst many others Croydon Airport http://www.croydonairport.org.uk/Visitor-Centre The mai...Jump to post
Well there's also the eternal subject of Governmental 'launch aid' for various Airbus models.
If it continues and the British Government continue to play ball with that system (or something akin), no significant numbers of jobs and / or
production facilities will leave the UK
Here is a link to BA's route list from June 2000. At the time BA served 40 destinations from MAN. This might have been the peak of BA's non-London network. http://web.archive.org/web/20000621205859/http://www.britishairways.com:80/flights/factfile/network/docs/fnum_rte.shtml It mentions Dubai as a ...Jump to post
RYR leads in changing their business model to something more akin to a legacy, does anyone think that the likes of EZY will follow?Jump to post
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/06/london-sydney-non-stop-flights-real-possibility-within-five/ Seems as if they're seriously examining SYD / LHR non stop with a 20% premium from 2022 778 & 359ULR in the frame to operate Predicated on fuel price Would have thought, if it comes to pass, t...Jump to post
That what politicians do is, make rules & laws - if they don't fit the circumstances on the ground (or in the air in this case), they change them No, rules and laws are done by Parliaments and follow a time-consuming process of lawmaking - unless you have a system like in the US where the execu...Jump to post
So MOL's lot send out a press release and many on these boards think its for real..... must be a first MOL gets press coverage for an unrealistic claim .....not a first Multiple posts keep on bringing up 'the rules' or 'the laws' That what politicians do is, make rules & laws - if they don't fit...Jump to post
Probably the whole aviation sector, flights / overflights / ATC etc etc will be 'rolled over' into a transitional accord & negotiated later (maybe after Brexit) with the status quo continuing after 2019 and then slowly evolving into whatever new arrangement is agreed between UK and the EU.Jump to post
Otherwise BRS if no BE, lots of options there[/quote] I'm not too familiar with BRS ops... What are the options? I can only really see MXP-AUH-SYD.[/quote] Try BMI via FRA or MUN, they have code sharing / through ticketing with LH; they also have CDG & HAM. Brussels Airlines have 2 or 3 a day op...Jump to post
I always thought it was strange that smoking was ever allowed on commercial aircraft . A few years ago in the UK they banned smoking inside any public places. (I am not sure of the exact law but basically if the place is indoor and has employees its non smoking.) Also retailers are not permitted to...Jump to post
Having flown BA, QR, VS, RJ & TG (mostly 788's) in Y, I have a personal rule, which is 'never again' in 9 across, Y on a 78X longhaul. I will: Pay more to avoid Fly at a less convenient time to me for business & personal arrangements Take an indirect routing In extremis - not fly at all, (th...Jump to post
Not sure if its gone already or not (saw it on FR24 in December) .... the BN Trilander
Don't think it'll be missed by many, if any at all.
This to my mind is weird, but then I'm not in marketing
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/news/ ... ine-brand/
Surely 'powerful' = ' valuable' but according to this, it doesn't!
One point where rail might have a benefit over sea or sea air is two way trade.
Seems like BMW have got it right trading both ways.
Sending empty wagons + containers all the way back to China results in significant cost; which is paid for by the Europe bound freight..
It competes primarily with sea freight, not air freight. According to one article by the Economist, it was in part to get vital trade with western Asia and Europe out of the hands of the US and allies, who have control of the seas. In other words, preventing the US from employing military power to ...Jump to post
Even if it does work well (with 3 changes of track gauge) its volume limited at 41 TEUs a train and a track access that is finite, especially on the Trans Siberian sector. Compare that with a Megamax vessel carrying 8000+ TEUs a voyage. The infrastructure costs of increasing train paths in the Far E...Jump to post
My understanding is that a transfer pax is counted twice in these figures, correct if untrue? Once for the arrival and once for the departure? If so, in theory two airports publishing indentical pax numbers of say 50M, one with 50% transfer = 25M pairs of boots whilst another with 100% O&D is ac...Jump to post
EY is not a vanity project. They were created when Gulf Air dropped operations at AUH. Abu Dhabi needed an airline and so there was demand. And the government of Abu Dhabi has used EY to grow tourism in the emirate. The point is, they do hope EY will be making them money like EK does for Dubai, but...Jump to post
JER - DNR 69 kms (Jersey - Dinard)
LYX-LTQ 68 kms not sure it still operates (Lydd - Le Touquet)
Fairly sure East African Airways never served the USAJump to post
...I've kept out of this thread on the basis that once you respond to the ridiculous statements that get made, you become part of them However, you asked the question ... That's why we use avatar's...not our real names !! There is no EK bubble, but they are Pan Am in the 1960's -- What they have do...Jump to post
To all: If a passenger wants more space, they will pay for it. As long as ULCCs are gaining market share, the other airlines must bring down costs to compete. No one is going to regulate away a 737 width seat. We have an echo chamber on complaining about room. 10-across 777 have thrived as well as ...Jump to post
penny-pinching people's desire to get more for less Sorry, I have to object to that. I'm not exactly poor, but I would have to be a good deal wealthier before I start thinking about using anything but economy when flying - and as suggested earlier I would expect the same is true for the vast majori...Jump to post
DXBDFWHGA wrote:Hargeisa, Somaliland!!!
Google Somaliland please.
Most 787 deliveries have a standard 3-3-3 layout with an average of 31" pitch and 17.2" width, even though is has been tagged as a "plane to avoid" because of how uncomfortable the seats can be for long flights. JAL came up with the 2-4-2 layout offering 33" pitch and 18.9&...Jump to post
In 2015 BST ended 25 Oct and in 2016 BST ended 30 Oct, which is 5 additional days of summer v. winter schedules. Having said that look very carefully at the final total of ALL international flights (on the last page) it shows 10.046m for all UK airports, the comparative for 2015 is 19.075. These pro...Jump to post
[quote="Revelation"][quote="KaiTak747"]An important point to make is that it is very difficult to build a hub without a decent amount of O&D traffic, I can't think of any. People seem to forget that DXB has been an important trading location long before the airlines came alon...Jump to post
Could be scissor type hub with Europe to Caribbean/ South American mixed in with some Africa/ North America not to mention the OP routings. More like the Hawaiian islands route structures Doubt the infrastructure exists, it would cost a fortune to build. But using the EK metric of xxx million / bill...Jump to post
Could imagine that the technology advance that MIGHT change the economics of ULH is the reduction of fuel density.
The reduction in density = lighter uplift; however in such a case the same benefit would apply to one stop services / hubbing flights,
so ULH would have to be more expensive.
Not convinced by the argument, 80% of the country would have to travel further than ( and travel past!) Heathrow, they will be building a rail line from the West of England through Heathrow to central London (and more easy for the Midlands and NW), all rail to Gatwick will pretty much have to trave...Jump to post