I think United’s 757s out of EDI have much worse reliability issues than DL’s.Jump to post
Don't think on average they have been anywhere near full with at least 1 in 10 seats empty It really is worthwhile checking the stats and as I said on another thread to you, in June they were pretty full: JFK - 95% ORD - 92% EWR - 92% IAD - 86% BOS - 90% PHL - 88% Not bad going really. I’ll post Ju...Jump to post
GLA-PHL would be a welcome return or GLA-JFK as DL seem to have carried good loads, although like EDI none running 'full' I think they will probably move to a larger aircraft at EDI first before reinstating GLA. AA from JFK seems to Europe seems to be on the way out anyway. EDI TATL routes looked p...Jump to post
Also I expect next summer that Delta or United will upgauge the aircraft to a B767 or B777 on the New York route as loads have been extremely good at over 90% full. Be realistic, they wont put a wide body on any Edinburgh route, the flights aren't full as it is and putting the likes of a 777 on one...Jump to post
Some more photos of G-XWBA first flight https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D-dv32WXYAEIC2w?format=jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D-dv32xWwAE0lJW?format=jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D-dv32fXoAEop0i?format=jpg https://twitter.com/CAlloing/status/1146007917746958336?s=20 Stunning, love the A350-1000 and ...Jump to post
Look at what Branson did with his railway enterprise 'Virgin Trains'. He negotiated a 'no competition' clause into his rail franchise, and then introduced eye-watering rail fares in what was a 'monopoly' situation. His rail service is very good....but very, very expensive at times. His railway comp...Jump to post
VS Airbus order expected shortly, I would suspect A330neo. EDIT - Now official 14 A330-900neo plus 6 options. Deliveries between 2021-24 A really good steal for Airbus - placing A330neos with an existing 787 customer. DIdn’t expect that ( yes I heard the rumors of the VS order). How is it a steal i...Jump to post
The A321XLR is going to a pretty compelling option for airlines. More space for baggage / cargo than the LR version too. Ideal aircraft for Icelandair I’d say.Jump to post
Gordon Dewar should be ashamed to present it as a finished building to anyone, let alone the First Minister. :yuck: The only good thing is that he had enough common sense to not claim anything positive about the design or looks of the extension and didn’t go with ‘modern minimalistic design’ PR non...Jump to post
Airbus also make the most comfortable aircraft to fly on for passengers IMHO. That might not be defined as a success in the context of the article but it is in my book.Jump to post
The source is Lufthansa. Check their schedules/timetable. Its swings and roundabouts, airports go through periods of years of growths then down, management changes and up again. Not all airports can offer subsidised incentives. For a declining population and two neighbouring airports within 50 mile...Jump to post
I wonder if some A321NeoLRs would be useful at VS for some of the thinner TATL routes. Perhaps they could have operated the likes of LGW-BOS with those. It just seems that the A332/3 would be too much plane.
I suppose DL will operate it with a 752 though.
At JFK last month we used a bus to board our Thomas Cook A332 back to MAN but yet used an airbridge at MAN.Jump to post
seahawk wrote:I would call this order disappointing. Sure more A320, but Airbus sells more than they can make - but very few widebodies and no A330s. Not what Airbus needs.
I don't know where you ''heard'' it from but Westjet didn't fall through at the last minute because it wasn't happening in the first place, it was just some teenage planespotters wet dream making it up as an unfounded rumour, nothing more nothing less! The suggestion of Icelandair on the other hand...Jump to post
PlaneMad134 wrote:Westjet fell through at the last minute I heard, thay was why it was a rumour, although I would say Icelandair would have a good shout if true.
You've already assumed it is a Boeing issue and their plane so fall into the same bucket as other people, but from the other side. It seems sensible to be very cautious as you say, there does seem to be an indication there is an issue here. However as we do not fully know the reason for the Lion Ai...Jump to post
As others have said, the onus should be on Boeing to prove beyond doubt that the aircraft is safe. Over to you Boeing... I'm sure you can educate Boeing on how to do that. Over to you hibtastic. No I cant but I did not design or build it. If there is no fault, then Boeing should be able to prove th...Jump to post
I cannot believe some of the posts I have read trying to make excuses for the fact that authorities and airlines have chosen to ground their MAX fleets. As others have said, the onus should be on Boeing to prove beyond doubt that the aircraft is safe. Until then, the cautious approach should be appl...Jump to post
AA used to use the 757 MAN-ORD in the winter which is further than DUB-ORD. I'm not sure how many times that had to stop for fuel in the winter months, but given the A321neoLR is supposed to have a tad more range than the 757-200 I'd have thought it wouldn't be any more of a challenge than it is no...Jump to post
The PVD-EDI flights are ending due to a failed promise to lower the APD tax when departing EDI, not for poor performance at PVD. Towards the end there, both routes from EDI to PVD and SWF appeared to be operating quite well with decent loads. You are right though, a reduction in APD was promised bu...Jump to post
by738 wrote:That 9-11am block on the apron and in terminal at EDI high summer is going to be mayhem, extension or not.
Yeah EDI is woefully underserved on the Orlando front. Given the reputation of the team at EDI I’d say it won’t be long until we see improved frequencies on this route. The current services are at capacity on an annual basis and there is definitely some potential for growth there. EDI is now better ...Jump to post
Manchester as a gateway has a lot to offer! The Lake District just to the North, The Yorkshire Dales, the historical city of York. The historical city of Chester down the road. North Wales down the road, with beautiful scenery, beaches, mountains, and country side. Not forgetting Liverpool as well,...Jump to post
No one has really answered why UA make NYCMAN work but the BA-AA JV can’t make it work, which seems odd—maybe the POS is entirely NYC focused, where AA is weakest? BA-AA use PHL and ORD where they had 19,356 passengers in June (in addition to those travelling via LHR). UA only really use EWR where ...Jump to post
It is quite interesting to look at the passengers carried on direct routes to the US from both EDI and MAN in June 2018 as an example. Manchester still ahead on New York area routes and pretty much all markets, with the exception of ORD and IAD (where there is no route from MAN). Overall there were ...Jump to post
KL001 wrote:What is so special about Bangkok Airways that they rank 21st? Looks like nothing special to me.
Great start for Airbus. Nice to see an order for the A350-1000Jump to post
I believe that a lot of Edinburgh's EK passenger numbers will be to the detriment of Glasgow EK passenger numbers. Prehaps the second daily at GLA will transfer over to EDI in the mid term. Investment in a First Class lounge at Edinburgh as soon as possible is a must! Rumour is that EK will be taki...Jump to post
For the sake of future, is EDI A380 capable/easily adaptable? I believe they have been doing strengthening works to the taxiways recently. They also have been building new stands for wide bodies which are connected to the new terminal expansion. One of these new stands is able to take an A380. Unsu...Jump to post
Source is here:
https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... -sep-2018/
It was the apron load bearing capacity on the South Apron that was the problem, not the runway length. @airtrantpa How recently have you been through EDI? It’s now fundamentally unfit for purpose, the classic pint into a half pint glass. A lot of works have been undertaken to improve the aprons lat...Jump to post
HU have today announced a new service between PEK and EDI/ DUB beginning June 12 using an A333. Two flights per week will operate PEK-EDI-DUB-PEK (Tuesdays and Saturdays) and another two flights per week will operate PEK-DUB-EDI-PEK (Thursdays and Sundays) https://stv.tv/news/east-central/1410372-sc...Jump to post
Looks like a selling your product below cost doesn’t help if the plane is full. EDI fo SWF Service being reduced.
Off to the Big Apple with Norwegian EDI–SWF (and return), 7M8 When Norwegian launched their new TATL service using 737MAX aircraft back in the summer, I took the opportunity to visit a city that had always been on my bucket list; New York. I booked the flights from EDI to SWF through Norwegian.com ...Jump to post
I watched the delivery ceremony for QR’s A350-1000 on youtube and was amazed with how elaborate it was. The lighting and projections used were fantastic and it was very impressive. https://youtu.be/nzCkEO_UQWo The video also shows the deep respect between Fabrice Bregier and Akbar Al-Baker; Bregier ...Jump to post