A sizable amount of demand is suppressed right now not because of fear of Covid on an airplane, its because the reasons for travel isn’t there. Border closures, governmental restrictions, corporate travel bans, mandatory WFH/WFA, all large scale events cancelled, etc. It’s not just irrational fear,...Jump to post
Is any source providing news really completely factual? Hint: no, there is always a spin or motive behind it. (you learn this in journalism in the first week). Where did you get your journalism degree? And that big pile of cynicism? There are plenty of objective facts in the world that can be repor...Jump to post
Is any source providing news really completely factual?
Hint: no, there is always a spin or motive behind it. (you learn this in journalism in the first week).
What's more amazing is my skirt stayed in place.Jump to post
WIth all this talk concerning the a343 at LH, I wonder what will happen to the ones at LX... Swiss CEO Thomas Klühr seems pretty confident with the A340-300 for at least a few years to come, describing it as "the ideal plane" to operate. Article in German, Apr2020: https://www.aerotelegra...Jump to post
There are a few distinct noises to the A220.
The first one is as people are saying on spool up which I've heard be called the 'Vulcan howl'.
The second is on approach sometimes which has a kind of whaling sound which I believe is either the RAM (I think it's called) turbine or the hydraulic system.
Makes sense. I recall last year, Vasu Raja mentioned that something like 50 percent of AA LHR traffic flowed beyond on BA so doing it under a single roof it a big customer benefit once things start returning to some normalcy. Yet, BA can't even operate all of its flights out of T5... BA like all ai...Jump to post
Per this link, DL is paying $7.3 million per year to maintain each 777 (on average): https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKBN23P0JK No wonder DL is removing the type. Lightsaber Is there a comparison available? Say in relation to similarly sized aircraft like the 787, a30, or a350? If one is ...Jump to post
lightsaber wrote:Per this link, DL is paying $7.3 million per year to maintain each 777 (on average):
No wonder DL is removing the type.
Now some 777s (I know, FR doesn't have any, heh) have no personal vents. I was on one of those around xmas time, and it felt like there was no airflow at all in the cabin. That may be an issue.. Many new widebodies don't come with personal vents. It's an optional extra so you may find them on some,...Jump to post
Yes, the fact that BA have not discounted their prices for premium classes when there is no premium services (not entirely their fault but still) is pretty ridiculous. Sure they're losing money quite a lot, but this is the time where they could reward people for actually still booking with them (as...Jump to post
Yes, the fact that BA have not discounted their prices for premium classes when there is no premium services (not entirely their fault but still) is pretty ridiculous. Sure they're losing money quite a lot, but this is the time where they could reward people for actually still booking with them (as ...Jump to post
Here's an interesting thought...and I'm US-based, so I apologize that it will be US-centric. What about a temporary restriction allowing carriers to operate just one rotation on their daily schedule. In other words, if a carrier has 10 flights AUS-DFW, reduce that to 1 daily flight (gauged to accom...Jump to post
This seems so much like dejavue... With 9/11, the airlines too cut back their inflight service drastically and have slowly been ramping it back up over the past five years or so (generally DL driven I think) to the point before all this that I saw a trip report about a DL flight from JFK-LAX and the...Jump to post
The Swiss government have allegedly refused to bail out Swiss, on the grounds it's a German owned carrier. They argue Swiss have made billions over the years which, instead of being used to bolster the airline, have been funnelled to Germany and spent propping up other loss making entities in the c...Jump to post
Surely, airlines right now, along with other businesses that are/will suffer are hoping for this infection curve of how the virus goes through a population to actually rise higher in order for it to be over more quickly. Of course this is what causes problems for the health care systems around the w...Jump to post
One can hope but ultimately, I think there is space for both airlines to coexist as with the others when overcapacity that we've been seeing is reduced after this hysteria blows over.Jump to post
Can anyone list the approved gateway airports into the US from today on please?Jump to post
The 2-5-2 configuration is far superior in comfort to 3-3-3. For starters, couples and pairs can have an aisle and a window without an odd person next to them. And you don't have to clamber over two people from the window to get out into the aisle. Sure the middle most seat in the five isn't great, ...Jump to post
Does anyone think the airlines might prices to try and stimulate business from those who will still fly? Or is it more likely to go the other way and airlines will try and compensate for losses by hiking prices as the craze spreads to Europe and NA? If you try to do dummy booking for various destin...Jump to post
Does anyone think the airlines might prices to try and stimulate business from those who will still fly? Or is it more likely to go the other way and airlines will try and compensate for losses by hiking prices as the craze spreads to Europe and NA?Jump to post
I wouldn’t be surprised if this order turned out to be Austrian. A330’s already in the fleet and 767’s due for replacement soon. LH already ordered some 787-9s for OS a few months back. Though I hope that the LH Group will order some A330neos at some point... That's a bit too fast. They ordered 20 ...Jump to post
You are correct that these are chronically this way. I would prefer a 787 and a later flight because of getting into LHR at 7am is difficult when you don't live in London but I've only seen a handful of times recently where the prices were similar and that was during the promotional sale around bla...Jump to post
I was idly thinking of a flight from PHX to LHR and took a look at prices. I was surprised to see that for non stop flights the AA flight is half the price of a BA flight. $671 versus $1276. I've checked twice again over the past few days, and the answer is always just about the same. From past exp...Jump to post
Good for you. What about not similar sized seats - which will certainly be the case. Examples: Widerøe E190-E2: Seat width 18" / Seat pitch 31" / 2+2 config AirBaltic A220-300: Seat width 18,5" / Seat pitch 32" / 2+3 config In addition to that, the A220 cabin is way more spaciou...Jump to post
And how exactly does that make the US better? Last I checked, US travellers can show a plethora of ID cards, including easily faked ones. And shoes off, really? How does that improve anything? European ID cards can be faked as well. And it's still better than checking nothing i think you assume a p...Jump to post
One of two things that the US does a bit better than other parts of the world. They check IDs before security and you need to take your shoes off unless you pay for the privilege of lesser security because of a ten minute interview. And how exactly does that make the US better? Last I checked, US t...Jump to post
frigatebird wrote:AECM wrote:A220
Written all over it, I agree. Although the E2-195 cannot be totally ruled out.
Collusion of the airlines to degrade service and not give economy passengers any other choice. Love it. All while jacking up the costs. Thank you capitalism. Fares have been coming down down down for years. Where have you been? You must have been the one not paying attention... Summer fares routine...Jump to post
Collusion of the airlines to degrade service and not give economy passengers any other choice. Love it.
All while jacking up the costs. Thank you capitalism.
Don't expect any sympathy from the capitalist crowd.
There's a reason why air travel is the industry where customers despise their service providers the most.
What next, when the FA asks you what you want to drink, they'll address you as: 'hey you there' instead of sir or miss... What a joke.Jump to post
Perhaps British Airways could just save the cost of providing breafkast in Y on flights from east coast USA, and instead give out vouchers that could be used at either EAT or Pret a Manger ? Pax in Y get more sleep, probably aren't even hungry at 4 am, Pret can deliver breakfast on the ground far m...Jump to post
Wouldn't the CS300 be a better option to replace their Q400 and new A321/A320neo to replace their older A320's LH doesn't want to give them new aircraft since they're not as profitable as other airlines in the group. I think the Q400 routes are moving to E195 and the E195 routes are moving to A320 ...Jump to post
Fear of absolution is a real thing here on a.net. ?? Boeing will not be absolved of their design flaws and they shouldn't be. It's not a fear thing - its recognizing their gigantic screw up. And Boeing and FAA have both admitted those flaws, there's no need to fear absolution, yet we see that refle...Jump to post
It's time airlines are held accountable for weather delays. They choose to operate a business that is affected by weather, not unlike say satellite TV and internet services.Jump to post
Very nice trip report. The before dinner beverage run is an airline specific thing. Some carriers (like LX and AC) do not do it, while others (like BA, and LH) do. Swiss served me a Coke before dinner when I flew them to Shanghai recently. When I flew them BOS-ZRH in June they did not do a predinne...Jump to post
Surely LH recognises the danger they are putting OS in by contributing to the saturation of low-cost carriers (shorthaul) in VIE and thus is helping OS this way. There is no sense in LH trying to hurt OS. They need them to do well, especially as it is a national carrier and not some private airline ...Jump to post
- What happens to QR's investment in LATAM? That's what I'm wondering... What might be the likelihood of QR and DL joining forces? QR and DL's missions don't really overlap, it's more DL's partners KL and AF that it might conflict with.... I do very much hope that DL take the a35K. Their premium se...Jump to post