We will need lockdown again due to the anti vaxxers and anti maskers. Lockdowns are a great method to help slow COVID infections. We are seeing decreases in air travel after the holidays due to the new variant. Glad to see people choosing facts over fear and using lockdowns as a tool to slow the sp...Jump to post
Economy seemed cramped compared to other Delta economy seats, maybe its just me . It’s not you. Several airlines use the same seats in Y on the A350. Claimed seat width on websites vary widely. I agree that it's not just you. Really the only blemish on an otherwise awesome ride. Try the premium sel...Jump to post
New aircraft are always more efficient and hence cleaner. Aviation is a false worry in the grand scope of things its too small. And if China doesn't have to comply anything the US & Europe does is meaningless. Agreed. It's like when people want to make everyone go vegan because of cow farts. Th...Jump to post
Maybe she saw the new CDC data that shows that 95% of hospitalisations from COVID in the US are people who had 1 or more preexisting health conditions. This is data from the CDC... and funny this is the third most prevalent condition of death is Anxiety. I'm not joking, look for yourselves. https://...Jump to post
For a virus with a 98% survival rate and with the average age of Covid death being 82, it's understandable why a young healthy individual would not want to take a risk of getting this vaccine with less than desirable reported side effects. With all the data that is available now, it is clear that t...Jump to post
Check that survival rate again. In the US there are about 12,000 new cases per day and about 300 deaths. My math says about 97.5% survival. That’s not very precise because rates are changing and deaths lag infection by a few weeks, but close enough. While good enough numbers, I care more about long...Jump to post
I love how the media is having a field day with fear mongering headlines of the TSA numbers about “OMG look how many people traveled over Christmas. It was a record and it’s a super spreader event.” We are at the point now where we have two camps. Those that are comfortable traveling and those that...Jump to post
Better to be safe than sorry at the beginning of a pandemic, when things really aren't known. Not eight months into it when there are many things we do know like the case fatality rate, who it actually kills, and how a country like Sweden that had minimal measures in place and now is essentially ba...Jump to post
Easy to say, when you're not the one on the ventilator... Yeah, it is. Also when you know the facts and can see through the hysteria and things that are touted as science. Because you know better than the people emerging in fields that make professional sports seem like it lacks competition? If you...Jump to post
The emotionalism in your post is just as telling as the over sanitised world we live in today. People die, especially the unhealthy. You can't stop nature. Easy to say, when you're not the one on the ventilator... Yeah, it is. Also when you know the facts and can see through the hysteria and things...Jump to post
Again, if you want to wear a mask, shield, a full alien suit, go for it. I have no issue with you doing what you feel you need to do, but you do you and I'll do me. I don't make fun of you (pro-maskers) so the personal attacks on those who don't choose to wear one and realize how extremely small th...Jump to post
Swiss is getting the A350, not the 787. The 40 aircraft ordered are intended for SWISS and Austrian, and the A350 is too much airplane for the Vienna hub. Internally at SWISS, it's confirmed that a new business class and reduced first class (4 seats) is on the way. The F models being worked on don'...Jump to post
It would be a crime if OS didn't receive the 787 soon. In comparison, LH and LX don't need them. They all need them. Austrian is the weakest of the 3, and will certainly have problems filling the 787 profitably. Better to focus them at Lufthansa. In any case, deliveries are still 2 years away. LX m...Jump to post
It would be a crime if OS didn't receive the 787 soon.
In comparison, LH and LX don't need them.
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