Would this loss of Belfast City routes be an occasion to think about merging airports in Belfast? Move whatever's left over to International? It's a very small city to have two airports.Jump to post
Links to provide backup of details of Loganair and Eastern taking over some Flybe routes: News Article: Loganair: https://www.businesstraveller.com/business-travel/2020/03/05/loganair-to-take-over-16-flybe-routes/ Eastern: https://www.businesstraveller.com/business-travel/2020/03/05/eastern-airways-...Jump to post
As mentioned above Loganair and Eastern already announcing taking over some Flybe routes. But I didn't see any links above so here are some links News Article: Loganair: https://www.businesstraveller.com/business-travel/2020/03/05/loganair-to-take-over-16-flybe-routes/ Eastern: https://www.businesst...Jump to post
Im wondering what the impact would be on the airports that had services from flybe such as southampton, cardiff, belfast etc. I presume some of these airports could possibly close down as flybe was the main operator at many of these airports. Such a mess for everyone involved. Some of them will sti...Jump to post
As for Sam, the guy's been doing what he does long before vlogging ever became a thing and is highly respected in the aviation/airline community and he was an amazing contributor to this forum (don't know if he's still active or not) including some pretty unique a.net flying tours/meet-ups. All dep...Jump to post
It's all about mutual respect. Most airlines know that vlogging or just taking smartphone photos is a sign of the times. A good review can give them extra publicity and brownie points. That being said, a good reviewer keeps things low-key and isn't too obtrusive. Focusing primarily on the seat comfo...Jump to post
I think the main rule is not to film the crew (unless they give permission). Filming the seat amenities, IFE, the meal and out the window seems fine. There are lots of good reviewers out there now on Youtube and most of the good ones make a point to not film the cabin crew as much as possible. But i...Jump to post
ITB.....the world's largest tourism and travel industry trade show set for next week has just been cancelled.
http://famagusta-gazette.com/2020/02/28 ... rus-fears/
https://www.berliner-zeitung.de/gesundh ... gt-li.5643
Well now they seem to be going after Condor.....competing directly against them on new TATL routes FRA-ANC, FRA-PHX and FRA-YYC. They also seem to be trying to figure out a way to absorb Brussels Airlines while realizing they wouldn't be a good branding for the Belgium to Africa routes. So somehow t...Jump to post
Lufthansa slowly picking off Condor’s routes. First AUS, then PHX, now YYC. Wonder if LH will return to PDX soon with this move and takeover Condor’s PDX-FRA flight. Condor won't be too happy at Eurowings stepping in its turf, with new services competing against Condor in Anchorage and Calgary. Con...Jump to post
With Air France already retiring its first A380 can someone remind me why was the A380 not successful on CDG-YUL? According to stats almost 400,000 French tourists visit Quebec each year, not to mention the French emigrants to Quebec and vice-versa, as well as connections to Maghreb countries throug...Jump to post
So, against all odds, LATAM is about to announce its first non-stop route from South America ever: LIM-YVR-LIM According to unofficial sources the route would be launched during the second half of 2020. I think you must mean first non-stop between South America and YVR, not sure if they tried YYZ i...Jump to post
Surprised COPA didn't already serve YVR to take advantage of their connections to South America. At the moment it's all via MEX if they can't connect through the US. During the days of the TWOV program where they could just show up at airport as a TWOV, used to see a lot more Latin American connecti...Jump to post
I've thought about it but airlines hate it and some are starting to cracking down. Some people are even being caught, so I guess I'm a bit of a chicken to try it
https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20 ... lines-hate
They are and is their strategy. Maybe depends how many Americans know or think about doing this. Connecting travelers have described YVR and YYZ's international-to-international connection process as being quite painless. And it's not just US travelers. AC's 3 Australian flights to YVR are all parti...Jump to post
Is certainly is. Especially for the consumer. A shame that Westjet/Swoop don't agree. Adding routes for $1 that are already served by a smaller competitor is pretty clearly such an attempt at predatory pricing, which is why the the Competition Bureau launched their investigation against them. That ...Jump to post
competition is a good thing. all the best in their endeavor. Is certainly is. Especially for the consumer. A shame that Westjet/Swoop don't agree. Adding routes for $1 that are already served by a smaller competitor is pretty clearly such an attempt at predatory pricing, which is why the the Compet...Jump to post
Flair just announced 8 new routes for this summer: https://worldairlinenews.com/2020/02/21 ... is-summer/
Westjet freakout and predatory pricing coming in 5....4....3....2....
Easy Answer: NO RECLINE IN ECONOMY or SLIDE-FORWARD SEATS ONLY This whole discussion puts Recliners against Non-Recliners while the airlines who are the ones adding extra rows, reducing seat pitch, seat width, thinning the seat material, and generally making things less comfortable all in the name o...Jump to post
Also, JAL's 763's aren't that old, being from 2002-2013. Why is it always "all 763's were built in 1986" on this dann site. Nobody says 737 = 1967 of A320 = 1987 on here :banghead: :banghead: I'll admit I fall into that trap too :white: and often instinctively assume 767's are old. Or in ...Jump to post
Sad for the job losses but I could see Volotea maybe taking over that original Meridiana role (Sardinia, Sicily) and Neos and Blue Panorama already fly to many of Air Italy's long haul destinations popular with Italian (Maldives, etc) What makes you reach this conclusion the day before Ryanair will...Jump to post
Can you upload a photo of a Pacific Western 737 (same angle)? It is also very similar. Thanks. PS. And to think that they dumped their old sign in favour of that! It means nothing! Uninspiring like bathroom tiles. PS2. And a very very small Greek flag as if they are not proud of being Greek. Truth ...Jump to post
That actually does look better than their current boring livery. ... because nothing says exciting inspirational better than a 'Euro-white' fuselage with titles and a coloured tail :roll: I'll take "a Euro-white' fuselage with titles and a coloured tail" over their current "Euro-whit...Jump to post
Flair likely knew this would happen as soon Swoop announced their $1 sales: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/article-flair-airlines-accuses-westjet-discount-airline-swoop-of-predatory/ And it wouldn't be the first time Flair accuses them of predatory pricing. As per the article: "a 2018...Jump to post
Very strong jet stream tonight and this weekend, planes are zipping across the Atlantic. Pushing 700 knots, with over 200mph jetstream pushing them along. Possible 5 hours BOS/JFK to London maybe? https://twitter.com/flightradar24/status/1225635456324227072?s=20 https://thepointsguy.com/news/storm-c...Jump to post
HiFly A330 now en route from Wuhan to Vancouver: https://www.flightradar24.com/HFM322/23c7656d
A second flight will operate on Monday.
First of all, Jetlines is no more! It has ceased to be! It's expired and gone to meet 'is maker! It's a stiff! Bereft of life, it rests in peace! It's metabolic processes are now history! It's off the twig! It's kicked the bucket. It's shuffled off it's mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined ...Jump to post
YYZORD wrote:Does the YVR flight connect to SEA and PDX thru AC?
We can't watch SAA struggle on the verge of collapse and then also be surprised at seeing them take drastic measures. Hopefully this means a serious restructuring effort to get back in black. Unfortunately there must be major job cuts coming though too? Also, with Mango, Kulula, Safair, British Airw...Jump to post
With no ME3 serving YVR they should be able to capture quite a bit of that connection traffic (esp to India, Pakistan, etc) that EK would otherwise get.
And yes I agree with above 90 mins turnaround for a 12 hour flight seems pretty quick!
Surprised it's only being announced now, in February for start in June. A lot of overseas markets have already booked summer 2020 already (FIY: A couple of other articles in English confirming it. https://dailyhive.com/vancouver/vancouver-to-istanbul-flights-turkish-airlines https://www.routesonline...Jump to post
Couple of other links in English confirming YVR-IST: https://dailyhive.com/vancouver/vancouver-to-istanbul-flights-turkish-airlines https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/289347/turkish-airlines-schedules-vancouver-launch-in-june-2020/ Surprised it's only being announced now, in February ...Jump to post
The Badtz Maru looks pretty cool. Flew on the EVA Hello Kitty recently without realizing, until I arrived at the airport...and it was quite an experience. Hello Kitty plane, Hello Kitty boarding pass, Hello Kitty headrest cover, Hello Kitty pillow, Hello Kitty cutlery, Hello Kitty cup, Hello Kitty b...Jump to post
Air UK (UK) Azteca Airways (Mexico) British Midland (UK) British Mediterranean (UK, not sure if it counts as it was painted as BA) Canadian Airlines & CP Air (Canada) Jet Airways (India) LACSA (Costa Rica) Mexicana (Mexico) Nationwide Airlines (South Africa) Northwest (USA) US Airways (USA) Cont...Jump to post
I wonder what Air Canada is waiting for? YVR is a huge Chinese hub, most North America - China flights daily and we already have one case in Metro Vancouver, seems essential to severely cut flights. Air Canada is cancelling all China flights until Feb 28 at least, starting tomorrow. Air Canada canc...Jump to post
Here was my recent late night arrival from YVR to MEX (T1): 1. Nobody was there at the jetbridge to meet the plane for over 20 minutes 2. After finally deplaning, the doors going down the hallway from gate to immigration got stuck (for another 20 minutes). They eventually used a screwdriver to pry i...Jump to post
Thought it would be hands down that the worst are the low cost airports like: Hahn, Beauvais, Bergamo, Ciampino, Luton Many of them quite awful with limited amenities, long lines, limited transport options, etc. Also, the Greek holiday resort airports seem to get terrible reviews But is it maybe not...Jump to post
Ironically, my least favorite might be threads and posts that insult other threads and posts. And yes I'm being hypocritical by replying to to this ! :roll: Not everyone has a Master's Degree in Advanced Airline Studies. People have various interests and varying levels of experience and understandin...Jump to post
I think it's a perk that needs to be abolished. Employees need to fork up the cash like the rest of us. Them getting free or next to free traveling dilutes the experience. HUH???? Many places of employment offer perks to their employees. The travel industry isn't a very high paying profession (beli...Jump to post
Was so weird taking off recently from MEX and flying right over the now-scrapped-new airport. The site seemed fully under construction but abandoned like a ghost town. Looked like it was going to be quite stunning. Weird decision to scrap it after construction is fully underway. The existing airport...Jump to post
In virtual every single year from 1970 until the early 1990s, at least 1500 to 2000 people died EACH YEAR (some years over 3000) in 300-400 annual air incidents. In the last decade the number has been dramatically lower in terms of both incidents and deaths, despite air travel being vastly more comm...Jump to post
The 24 hour clock thing is just because American's don't use the 24 hour clock, so why would our airports be an exception? Although Europeans tend to use 24 hour time in more everyday occurrence, Canadians and Australians don't. Yet most Canadian and Australian airports and boarding passes use 24 h...Jump to post
Speaking of overbuilt....how about Spain's "ghost airports"
CQM....over a billion Euros cost...built in 2009 and 0 flights
Another Spanish airport CDT cost almost 200 million Euros, had no flights for almost 5 years and now finally has a tiny handful of flights