Turkey Crisis Deepens as Sanctions Threat Sends Lira to Low https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-08-06/turkey-crisis-deepens-as-sanctions-threat-sends-lira-to-new-low The Turkish Lira has hit another record low versus the US dollar and Euro. This can hardly be good for Turkish Airlines and ...Jump to post
Hey guys. I noticed while playing back the below video of a FedEx Airbus A300 takeoff that the flaps do not appear to have been deployed for takeoff. Is this a regular occurance in regular commercial operations? The takeoff in the below video is also rather short so would that indicate a very light ...Jump to post
Great to see Qatar in Dublin but their 787 is very uncomfortable in economy, real let down for such a good airline , hopefully they'll change the equipment soon They seem to be admitting this themselves by sending an A350 on the first flight on June 12th. Nevertheless they should do quite well in D...Jump to post
I think the EI Twitter account is run by kids, they did post a pic of an A330 last year & named it 'Planey McPlaneface'. A desperate & pathetic attempt at humour & attention. Context is everything. This was after a much publicised news item in the UK where a new marine research vessel w...Jump to post
United have updated 2017 schedules and B772 continues during the summer on the 09.00 service. 12.55 continues to operate with B752. Chicago will also operate with B763 from 1 July until 5 September (end of season). http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/270444/united-s17-long-haul-service...Jump to post
"Aer Lingus has issued a request for proposals for 7 Airbus A321neo LRs, the airline confirms...it is understood that the aircraft will be leased."
Travel Extra reporting Tuesday for EI announcement. Have checked with another source and it correct this time and it's a big announcement.... What's the general expectation? MIA, DFW & LAX moving to daily? Any insight as to how BDL is performing? Looking at the GDS, J is full tonight ex BDL. Fr...Jump to post
Not sure of the quality of the above source, but it's interesting news if true: the beginning of the market for second-hand EK 77Ws!
Why is DY starting out of EWR when they have a base at JFK? Better proximity to NYC than JFK. JFK is also pretty full up. EI returned to EWR on Sept 1st with daily flights from Dublin, operated by a mix of A332/A333. EI has an extensive codeshare and even shares terminals with JetBlue at their Term...Jump to post
http://www.ausbt.com.au/emirates-skywards-new-cash-miles-flight-booking-option Seems like a pretty decent programme. I personally have only flown 1 return trip with EK so far (Economy Saver fare) and can already receive a discount of €70 on my next booking. Initiative overview here: http://www.emir...Jump to post
The cabin is left in a pretty disgusting state, the toilets in particular. How can this happen?
JAmie2k9 wrote:Unless EI have a sudden change of mind DFW will not happen for summer 2017. It will happen but not next year.
Going back to daily from double daily to SEA and BOS is pretty significant reduction, that also augur weak travelling demand. In the very same way that going back to double daily from daily to SEA and BOS will be a significant increase.. Most of these changes are for a brief six weeks. Recent chang...Jump to post
So they took in huge losses by operating those flights last year, and they learned their lesson. $600m was lost in the first 6 months of this year, not last. Bottom line is there are hardly any cancelled routes. Most of these are mere frequency cuts. There are no permanently cancelled routes, yet.....Jump to post
Effective October 30th: Istanbul Ataturk – Boston Reduce from 7 to 4 weekly, A330-300 service Istanbul Ataturk – Houston Reduce from 7 to 5 weekly, 777-300ER service Istanbul Ataturk – Islamabad Reduce from 7 to 5 weekly, A330-200 service Istanbul Ataturk – Kermanshah – Ahwaz – Istanbul Ataturk 2 w...Jump to post
I would say this was expected, let's see if TK to get rid o some older planes/postpone new deliveries. JFK to go down to 2 daily, LAX 11 to 7 W, Atlanta 7 to 5 weekly, Taipei 7 to 5 W...... Expected ? These cuts go right across almost every route on the entire European network, affecting almost 100...Jump to post
Its not drastic to reduce 7 weekly to 5 weekly. For one route, it's minor. But for almost every route across the European network? It's certainly significant for TK, whose strategy for the past number of years has been built on higher frequencies than competitors. I also saw no flight cuts to the U...Jump to post
Yes there are problems in Turkey keeping people from traveling there but most of these are somewhat typical seasonal frequency adjustments. The reason you're seeing so many is because TK has expanded so fast into destinations that can't support that many frequencies year round. The vast majority ar...Jump to post
Many European legacies carriers and non legacies carries are also cutting capacity, or even suspending routes. These cuts at TK are at a scale not comparable at another other European legacy carrier right now. Practically every TK European route is seeing a reduction in frequency, with a number of ...Jump to post
Well that is a lot. I find surprising some reductions and whether some routes are not cancelled altogether. Maybe a question of prestige and keeping the route "on hold" until things improve? For instance BIO has gone from daily to 5 weekly to now 2 weekly (!). To be honest I can't underst...Jump to post
According to one of the other threads it's part of much bigger overall network cuts Yep, which will also surely reduces the possible Middle East/Asia connection possibilities ex-IST for DUB-originating passengers. With EY reducing DUB to daily, and now TK also reducing flights, it appears that EK h...Jump to post
Plot twist: TK has reduced DUB-IST from 2-daily to 10-weekly for this coming winter 2016/2017.Jump to post
http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/268589/turkish-airlines-w16-europeshort-haul-service-changes-as-of-27aug16/ http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/268588/turkish-airlines-w16-inter-continental-service-changes-as-of-27aug16/ Things really must be very bad. Cuts across a hu...Jump to post
EI-FNG? Which must be in the next week or so? EI-FNG is due to arrive into DUB on Monday August 29th. On a side note, an additional ATR 72-600 for Stobart Air is to arrive tomorrow, Friday August 26th, also from Toulouse. Just on a side note: has anyone thought the number of posts in this forum has...Jump to post
KLM will start flights to WDH via LAD 3x times a week from 30th Oct 2016. KL575 AMS2245 – 0720+1LAD0845+1 – 1215+1WDH 332 257 KL576 WDH1740 – 1915LAD2040 – 0520+1AMS 332 136 http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/air ... -oct-2016/ Your thoughts? It's a pity that they don't have the local traffic righ...Jump to post
Financing should not be a problem for a carrier the size of TK. You're right, financing should not be a problem for a carrier the size of TK. However, compared to surging financial performance of similarly-sized global carriers in recent times, one has to wonder how sustainable huge losses of almos...Jump to post
that number is 656M TL, around $224M loss for the first 6months. The actual loss figure is actually almost three times that figure, $644m... Turkish Airlines posts 1H net loss of $644M Turkish Airlines recorded a net loss of 1.894 billion lira ($644 million) for the first half-year ended June 30, c...Jump to post
Just to point out, TK will be receiving only 6 new frames next year; 3 x 77Ws, 2 x 321s, 1 x 332F. Am I right in saying that the only widebody passenger aircraft TK has left on order are 3 x 77W and 1 x A333? If so has TK given any reason for their lack of planned future growth? Compared to EK/EY/Q...Jump to post
EI begins flights to BDL next month. In addition, EI is expected to announce 2 or possibly 3 more US cities in the coming weeks (MIA is almost certainly one of them). The airline is taking delivery of 4 brand new A330-300s between the end of this month and next Summer. It may also be of interest to ...Jump to post
As reported the layoff's are not due simply traffic issues, but due to association of such employees to terrorist organization and doubt over their loyalty. The CFO, 4 SVPs were also let go today as part of the purge and cleansing of the organization. Its to be expected THY would similarly follow w...Jump to post
The latest news (rumors) is that TK has decided to economise the number of cabin (flight) attendants in the ER flights. I wonder, in which ways this will affect the overall cabin service quality. However, IMHO, they should have first started with the pretty high wages and other fringe benefits of t...Jump to post
Had TK been encountering financial issues preceding the recent occurrences of violence in Turkey? An order for next-generation long-haul aircraft has yet to materialise, with new additions coming only from taking-up idle aircraft i.e. KQ/9W 77Ws, 9W/JJ A330s. Are they having trouble securing finance...Jump to post
DFWPEK using a new aircraft, DFWPVG using a new aircraft, LAXHKG using a new aircraft, LAXAKL using a new aircraft, LAXSYD using a new aircraft... These are all connections between major hubs. As I mention above, surely AA can fly to a greater range of cities other then the main hubs.China has a po...Jump to post
The A350's were deferred due to the amount of new aircraft being delivered within the next couple years. AA and US had both ordered new planes and planed expansion around the same time-frame. As a result there were too many wide-body aircraft being delivered. There was no bandwidth or expansion pla...Jump to post
usflyer msp wrote:Not true, AUH has had a lounge in the pre-clearance area since the day it was opened several years ago...
readytotaxi wrote:The Advert says "coming soon", is it open yet?
GavinSharp wrote:No different than the multiple lounges in the transborder portions of Canadian airports with US pre-clearance.
Located after US Preclearance in Terminal 2 and beside the US departure gates, it is a 'world's first' as it is the closest airport lounge to an active runway. Inspired by the intersection of Ireland and America, the 51st state of America and Green for Ireland and Dublin Airport, it is a unique spac...Jump to post
The OY 762 service is a terrible solution and product. Lots of complaints out there from folks who were expecting an EI plane. But agree don't see a 330 returning to SNN anytime soon. Apparently 1 of the new A333 will allow for the retirement of an A332, with the other 3 new A333s being used to lau...Jump to post
It seems quite "normal" to me for EK cutting this route. Their smallest plane in the fleet is the 332 with a generous first class cabin. Their competitors (mainly TK; but also reinforced by QR & EY for nearby destinations) fly with narrow bodies with around 160 pax cabins. SAW is loca...Jump to post
Two more A330's to arrive next year http://www.airbus.com/newsevents/news-e ... ure-fleet/ Excellent news. Will the for 757s stay? If so I think we could be looking at 3 new long haul routes which given the 3 (one new & two restarts) this year would be fantastic This is great to see, but still ...Jump to post
YYZ upgrade is penciled in YYZ is already bookable as operated by an A330-200 from March 29th 2017, but with the B757 still operating on some occasions. EI appears to have added a High Contrast setting to it's website, which makes the booking experience a little easier on the eyes! The reintroducti...Jump to post
The US FAA has introduced a ban of all flights between Turkey and the USA in light of the terrorist attack at IST. Since no US Airlines currently serve IST, this would appear to be an effective ban on all Turkish Airlines flights into the USA. This seems like a pretty huge move? How long would such ...Jump to post