Great report, looks like an amazing place for a holiday.
Good to see the luggage trailer set up. It was like that in Launceston up until maybe 2006/7ish and I miss the fun of everyone scrambling over the trailers to get their bags.
Not sure that TK will hurt as much. They still carry quite a bit of traffic from North America to Israel, and presumably some from Israel to Europe. EK will not compete for those passengers. The India and Southeast Asia routes is where they will compete. What about Israel to Australia and New Zeala...Jump to post
If indeed there was no issue with the flight during the first approach and the pilot flying had some sort of fixation with landing despite the unstable approach, it reminds me a bit of Garuda Flight 200: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garuda_Indonesia_Flight_200 The key NTSC finding is that the aircr...Jump to post
For those of u who may think that Iranian government took part in this sad crash, Can you tell me why they hit a plane from a foreign country with a lot of Iranian pax on ir, and a country with no issues against them? It could be plausible If the plane were American,Saudi Arabian.... The most impor...Jump to post
sevenair wrote:Would ElAl ever do connections? Could this be another kangaroo route option?
Weird that they’re not launching Sydney flights as they have more tourist and business potential. Is the Jewish population higher in MEL versus SYD!? Yes the Jewish community in Melbourne is larger. Also LY codeshare with QF, an agreement I assume will be updated to include some QF domestic legs fr...Jump to post
El Al is apparently going to test flights from TLV to MEL early in the new year, subject to regulatory approvals. Presumably with a 789 (the article doesn't specify the variant). They say it's about 16hr 45m to MEL and 17hr 45m return. I imagine slightly longer for having to scoot down the Red Sea (...Jump to post
Looking through AvHerald's reporting on Air Peace, I'm not sure if they're an airline I'd want to fly with... At 1nm final tower advised winds from 144 degrees at 34 knots. The NAIB wrote: "PF stated as follows: “I applied the required crosswind technique to keep the airplane flying towards th...Jump to post
This from prosecutors in the U.S. state of Georgia: Allen Ifechukwu Athan Onyema, the Chairman, CEO, and founder of Air Peace, a Nigerian airline, has been charged with bank fraud and money laundering for moving more than $20 million from Nigeria through United States bank accounts in a scheme invol...Jump to post
Hello, I tried searching for previous topics on this and did a bit of Googling but didn't find anything... What role does the A351 play in BA's fleet? Some thoughts: - It brings BA's long haul fleet type count to 5 (4 when the 747 goes), but I thought generally speaking it is more efficient to focus...Jump to post
Nice detailed report.
Surprised anyone from outside Israel would voluntarily listen to Eyal Golan.
What is it with Glasgow and North American pilots?
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland- ... t-39368762
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland- ... t-43907466
Thank you so so much for this report. It's terrific to get such a detailed report from almost 20 years ago on an airline I can barely remember. I hope you enjoyed watching "CNN.dot.com." Hehe. Although in other respects the experience looked surprisingly modern. The only time I flew with A...Jump to post
For the London route, MU obtained the right to serve additional 7 weekly flights from PVG, CA have obtained the right to launch a 4 weekly flight on the route PVG-LON (compares to the 7 weekly requested), making it the second Chinese carrier on the route. CZ, Juneyao, Shanghai airlines' application...Jump to post
Weird about those footrests - I just did QF1 and there were definitely none in my row (on the lower deck) - also all the seat around us were broken in that you had to bash the button several times to get the seat to 'hold' and not fall all the way back. Did you have that problem? I was a bit skeptic...Jump to post
Thanks so much for this report! Fascinating from start to finish.
That food looks amazing.
From what I heard in Uzbekistan last year from travellers who'd dashed across Turkmenistan from Iran, it is indeed desperately poor, with legions of old ladies sweeping empty 8 lane highways etc.
"Not to be political but if I'm of Palestinian descent I'm not flying an airline full of people who generally don't like me or my people." Actually you are being political. Very political. And very stereotypical. I'm not being political, I'm being realistic. Do you think any Jewish person...Jump to post
A very brief playback on FR24 seems to show fluctuations in vertical speed just after take-off.Jump to post
Thanks for the throwback report.
2007 doesn't seem like that long ago - but there you have SQ 747s and even a QF 747-300!
One minor correction: Virgin Blue started flying in early 2000, I think, a year or so before Ansett collapsed.
Yet another case of a fatal plane crash with only one survivor: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_s ... _incidents
I know nothing about statistics but this does seem slightly strange. Last such incident was only in May, the Cubana de Aviación crash in Havana.
Also worth noting that casinos are illegal in Israel. I know (from friends) that a lot of Israelis seek out casinos when on holiday. I can imagine this selling well as part of holiday packages etc. As someone else has pointed out, I'm interested to know how LY's on-ground security will work for this...Jump to post
Why was the scone brown?Jump to post
Thank you for these terrific photos! Surprised to see that Ansett 743 there after what must be at least 16 years. Also I see a Hellenic Imperial Airways 742... any idea how long it has been there? There was one apparently abandoned in ATH as late as summer 2017 but judging from Google Earth it is lo...Jump to post
Wow amazing to see an Ansett trip report, thanks! Those seats look amazing. My first ever flight was with Ansett LST-MEL (so it maybe have in fact been on Kendall) but I remember we were served curried sausages. That is literally my only memory of the flight. The Enya video is beautiful actually, fo...Jump to post
Interesting to see an LY report, thanks.
"Palestinian missile crisis" is a term I haven't heard before to describe the regular Hamas-Israel wars. I laughed.
Wild pricing for MEL-DOH. You wouldn't think there'd be a huge amount of direct traffic on that route. So interesting to see a RJ 788 diversion to Aqaba! Amazing scenery down there. Not surprised at the AMM experience. Before it was reconstructed a few years ago it was a serious hellhole (like one s...Jump to post
Thanks for this report. SYD-TPE on CI was the first ever intl flight I took so I have a soft spot for it. In Y+ on the A350 looks great!
Why bother paying for Y+ if you're going to be in a coma for the entire flight and not use any of the amenities/food etc?!? (re weird people you took the photo of)
Hey thanks for this report. What an adventure! Loved your pics from SYD. Even though it's only two years ago some of those types/livery combinations have already disappeared, and having three QF 747s lined up in a row is also getting rare. Tip: don't go to Australia and get coffee at McDonalds! It w...Jump to post
Wouldn't MEL and to a lesser extent SYD be up there? I don't have any statistics to hand but Australia's domestic services are typically more point-to-point than connecting, and the only significant flow of international transfer pax would be from NZ or Pacific islands, you'd think.Jump to post
Wow getting to board an A346 from the tarmac -- nice.Jump to post
After taking six legs of Hainan international and domestic recently I feel I can say with reasonable authority that they don't deserve 5 stars. Here's my trip report: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1384379 The thing is you want to like them, because they clearly care about ha...Jump to post
Hahaha okay I take your point. Maybe Turkish signed a contract for 50 million of those quiche things and it's just too expensive to break it...Jump to post
Great report, the minute details of your seating companions are weirdly engrossing.
The breakfast out of Karachi looks great, why were you not a fan? In general the food on Turkish looks way above average in Y.
I absolutely loved the big gold splash on Gulf's current livery. It's opulent without being tacky. The new livery is certainly not the worst replacement though.Jump to post
LY is petitioning Israel's Supreme Court to suspend Air India's flight over KSA until Israeli airlines have the same rights. Sorry no one has covered it in English yet: https://travel.walla.co.il/item/3146067Jump to post
The new terminal must be going up quickly. On Wikimapia I can't even locate the construction site.
Looks like an ambitious project.
El Al is holding a press conference on Wednesday. It may well be related to the issues being discussed here. Will be interesting to see if they have something to announce or if they just want to strengthen their complaint about unfair competition.Jump to post
You state "The problem with LY is the combination of high prices and bad service which is not surprising because this applies to more or less everything in Israel." What nonsense! As a frequent visitor to Israel I can categorically state that the prices are reasonable and the service is a...Jump to post
Mahan Air A340-300 EP-MMT is in storage (either at THR or IKA). According to my Google translation of Persian websites it is in "eternal sleep". It was one of the ex-Olympic birds that was in storage for almost 10 years.Jump to post
They should just offer an LCC option for those don't care about security/comfort as much. An Israeli carrier give up comfort? Sure! But, give up security? NEVER ! ! ! They can still offer increased security on the more premium El Al, but not on the LCC. Why should El Al stay out of the LCC party wh...Jump to post
Thanks for this series! Several under-reported destinations and airlines.
Why did feel like you had to change seats though? I usually do but always regret it so have vowed to be more assertive from now on.
The rial has been in a bit of a nosedive lately, similar to what prompted them to can the route last time: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/02/currency-devaluation-dollar-rattles-iran-180216123318948.html A warning to anyone who has booked: I was booked on them from MEL-IKA in Nov' 12 and had to b...Jump to post
The very, very weird thing about this is that an American company twice (they say, unwittingly) sold A340s to Syrian Airlines and Mahan Air (the second attempt was unsuccessful) through intermediaries in 2016. And then in 2017 front companies in the UAE helped Mahan procure two further A340s from At...Jump to post
Here is a link in Persian that makes sense if translated: http://www.irna.ir/fa/News/82835656 The only Aseman flight I can see disappearing on FR24 around the reported 5AM departure is a Fokker 100 and much closer to Qom than Isfahan, so I think that is just an FR24 thing rather than the accident ai...Jump to post
Thanks for this report. I only flew Turkish short haul 8 years ago. Their catering in economy looks amazing, almost like premium economy on many carriers.Jump to post