I will be surprised if any of these A321 aircraft ever enter service for Norwegian. Not because it’s a bad plane, it’s actually a brilliant aircraft, but I don’t see Norwegian long haul surviving Covid.Jump to post
Based on the country size and geography, there is no reason for a Belgium to have a flag carrier. There are enough flights from other carriers to Brussels to satisfy demand. Although I will always miss SABENA. Really.?. Same goes for Holland, Luxemburg, Austria, Switzerland, Hungary, Croatia, Slove...Jump to post
Love the T-tail, but not sure why they went with rear doors instead of over wing exits.Jump to post
No, the A380 like the 747 are history for the near future. Hopefully, in 3-5 years, we will see large jumbos returning. Of course Covid could just be the beginning of world wide viruses in which case global air traffic is finished. If you can’t get people to do something as simple as wearing a mask,...Jump to post
Fliplot wrote:And what exactly has this to do with a NY Court? Meddling in others affairs while the city burns!
And more A380s and 747s are gone. The aviation landscape is becoming boring.Jump to post
TWA302 wrote:Link to twitter with a video clip from a security camera. Plane was losing height quickly. Prayers for the victims and their families. Sad day.
Why would an airline that is struggling to survive be spending money on a brand new airplane? Makes no sense. Part of ANY government assistance should include NO NEW AIRPLANES at all until the TAXPAYERS are made whole and 100% of the government assistance is paid in full! Maybe because these aircra...Jump to post
I could maybe see DL doing a JFK-LAX/SFO kind of set up on the A321. But an all Delta One? I don't know how successful they'd be with it. But then again, maybe some people will pay a premium just to get on a plane and be a little less worried about COVID. The ex- AA 321T will be offered by the bank...Jump to post
(1) If AA files for Chapter 11, and re-emerges, what incentive is there for DL and UA not do the same thing? (Without bringing politics into this argument, is this what is meant by corporations abusing bankruptcy?) Would AA have a 'damaged credit rating' that would prevent them from being able to s...Jump to post
Airlines got tax payers help to last all the way until October. Once October is here, airlines will need to survive one way or another without government assistance. If that means cutting flights and furloughs then so be it. It isn’t fair that thousands of businesses are going under because they don...Jump to post
This is confusing. So, the airline did not file bankruptcy, rather a staffing company they own did? Does that mean the crew members who were employed by the staffing agency are laid off? Will this affect flights or will Norwegian just use other crews to operate flights?Jump to post
I don't know very much about Virgin Australia, but why, prior to the corona virus, were they unprofitable? Hasn't every major airline that competed with QANTAS failed? I'm honestly asking, I don't know. Is there really room for two full service airlines in relation to the Aussie population?Jump to post
ChrisNH38 wrote:With their blood tests being done, EK plans to come into BOS with the A380 straight away. They say.
Pilots at AA and I assume DL and UA will not fold on scope. And from the pilots I've talked to, they really have no desire to fly large regional jets because the pay would suck. Most have already spent time at regionals and don't want to be flying those planes again for crappy pay. I think the 717, ...Jump to post
This whole "will emerge a smaller airline" is bullshit. DL, UA, AA, were all making record profits. Why the hell would they not want to go back to those numbers? Travel will rebound. Plus, airlines HAVE to grow because their costs go up each year. Yes they may retire certain fleets now, bu...Jump to post
Please put this stuff in the COVID thread(s)... Front page is getting overrun. I disagree. This is a specific newsworthy event. Heck it was on the front page of the Wall Street Journal. It's not something like, "Delta cancelled service to East Bumblebee because of Covid. When will they start f...Jump to post
Well, one of the projects was funding all over our pensions (still 10's of 1000's of us here that have one). Not a terrible investment. How about all of the GSE they've been updating? The same things we've been screaming we needed for years. You'd be hard-pressed to find a single frontline employee...Jump to post
It's a given that ATL is safe. Anything else is up in the air. I do hope they retrench from SEA and keep to their other historic hubs. Totally disagree. ATL, DTW, MSP, SLC and LGA/JFK are all safe. Why would DL abandon "captive" markets? Air travel will eventually rebound. Giving up marke...Jump to post
Yes, I may be laid off.Jump to post
Wonder what will happen to Delta's SEA hub. How much will they cut, or will they operate these flights at a loss to compete with AS.Jump to post
United787 wrote:So how is Cathay Pacific still allowed to fly to the US? Are there any mainland Chinese airlines still flying to the US?
Iggy500 wrote:If there will be an expansion of these lounges across U.S airports, I could also see these airports as possibilities:
Does QANTAS fly to anywhere in Europe other than London?Jump to post
I arrived in SFO last night. The immigration official asked me if I'd been to China in the last two weeks but he didn't check my stamps. Holy hell that is the slowest immigration facility I've ever used. I went to SFO's website and filled out a complaint form. They replied and blamed the wait time ...Jump to post
For me it’s a tie. A380 and Shorts 360.Jump to post
oldJoe wrote:DDR wrote:Just ban all flights into/out of China, including Hong Kong until this thing is over.
and it will cripple the worldwide economy
Just ban all flights into/out of China, including Hong Kong until this thing is over.Jump to post
No one should be forced to sit nest to someone with bad BO. That was my first thought. But, what about an economy passenger traveling clear across the globe that doesn't have lounge/shower access? It may not be bad hygiene, it may just be an example of flying for an extended period of time.Jump to post
If the Chinese carriers keep flying, won't they just keep spreading the virus? What good does it do to cancel a BA flight to LHR when Air China is still flying to LHR? Will countries eventually ban Chinese airlines?Jump to post
Would be smart for all airlines to suspend service to China.Jump to post
I commute between Miami and Tulsa. Actually a small town outside of Tulsa and let me tell you, 50% of the people here are native Spanish speakers. These people will hold the door for you when your coming into someplace. They will say excuse me when they bump into you. They smile when they make eye c...Jump to post
So 17 are being treated and the rest are already back at work. Best wishes to those still being treated. “No US soldiers were injured” seems to not exactly have been the truth.Jump to post
This is bs. Sorry, but in countries like the US, Canada, Russia, and China, the distances are so great that its better to put 100+ people together in a plane to get them from point A to point B. An A321 carrying 200 people 1000km has to be better than 200 cars driving the same distance. Short haul f...Jump to post