Not in the slightest. But depends what you are looking for. If you want some entertainment, and see someone get lots of perks and get all cozy with the airline staff - Sam in the cockpit! Sam at the launch of a new plane! Sam with the CEO! Sam on an inaugural new route! - Then, by all means. But as ...Jump to post
YVR's Fairmont Hotel is part of the airport, above the departure level with rooms overlooking the apron.
MUC's Hilton is not physically attached to the airport but is steps away from the departure level entrance.
YYC has two hotels at the airport that you can just walk to.
Some people blaming this on the MAX, while more likely these Ireland routes would probably have been dropped even if Norwegian used Airbus. This just sped things up. Norwegian added too many routes all over the place, too much too fast. Now they are stretched too thin. Nobody should be surprised the...Jump to post
The Canada to Hawaii market is fairly big, especially from Western Canada, yet AC and WS are left to dominate. Surprised that Hawaiian doesn't fly maybe to YVR? I know Aloha did for a while. Also surprised that Transat or Sunwing haven't also added service. Sunwing maybe they don't have sufficient a...Jump to post
Supposedly a satellite terminal for peak season overflow. Not sure if domestic or international. I'm curious about it too and have very occasionally seen a plane there but I have never used it and wouldn't even know how to get there. Or what it looks like on the inside.Jump to post
Surprised they don't do BA does and fly the A380 to YVR seasonally. European flights to YVR are FULL in the summer. Or maybe they want something year round? I think YVR could at least handle a 748.Jump to post
I've had a few experiences lately of Chinese passengers sitting in my seat (usually window or aisle because they didn't want their assigned middle seat). I only mention this because it's happened to me about 3 times recently involving passengers that seem to be connecting from or to mainland China. ...Jump to post
Delta at T3 Heathrow while the rest of Skyteam is at T4. I know it's because of VS but makes for inconvenient Skyteam connections between DL and KL, AF, AZ, SU.
Last time I flew BA was expecting to experience T5 but unfortunately had one of their T3 flights.
I've never had to remove my shoes at an airport. I'm definitely not silly enough to sign up for pointless programmes either. I'm actually glad people think of TSA Pre Check/Nexus/Global Entry as being "pointless". Makes my wait times at the border and at airport security (in both the US a...Jump to post
With YUL-ALG, YUL-TUN and double YUL-CMN, Montreal has become the main gateway for North Africa (this is in addition to AMM, IST and TLV). Not sure TUN is big enough for a second route.
The main routes I'm surprised to see missing are YUL to CAI and YUL to somewhere in French West Africa.
If AF launched this route then much of the plane would be filled with PPT-CDG passengers, giving less seats to passengers boarding in YVR. Not so much an issue on YVR-PPT but YVR-CDG is usually quite full, especially in summer. I wonder if AF would add additional flights that are just YVR-CDG on the...Jump to post
The food on transcon thing is a fairly recent return to some semblance of full service. I want to say no more than 2 or 3 years. Airlines certainly don't give away profits anymore, so I think it was a reasonable indication of a small slippage of market (on the long flights) to LCC competitors, even...Jump to post
Surprised to hear US airlines offer free food on some transcon flights. They were among the first to do away with them back in the day. Even AC, which keeps reminding us they win Skytrax Best North American Airline 8 years in a row, doesn't offer complimentary meals or alcohol on any transcon flight...Jump to post
At least 100 flights cancelled so far
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society ... ded-taiwan
Sure maybe he is a nice guy but it all just seems too cozy and brownnosy for my liking. Sam in the cockpit! Sam at the launch of a new aircraft! Sam meeting with the CEO! etc. I guess it depends what you want from your trip vloggers - - an honest review to make consumer decisions, or to just have fu...Jump to post
He makes some decent arguments about Skytrax, and why should we always take their word as the ultimate judgment. The Turkish and Lufthansa examples in particular. With a J class product like that LH being 5 star is very odd. Sure Josh Cahill is a bit cocky but I much prefer his honest style and read...Jump to post
Saw an article call it Chair Airlines and I laughed at their mistake. Then I realize it really is called Chair Airlines
I used to get amused by Carpatair because it reminded me of a flying carpet. Now we have a chair.
Recently flew on KL's AMS-KGL-EBB-AMS triangle route. Boarded in KGL and the plane had that messy "been in the air for 8 hours" feel which was odd for first boarding. During the stopover in EBB was a bit awkward having the cleaners vacuuming and cleaning the plane all around you! But was i...Jump to post
What is the current status of one-stop direct flights (in particular by US carriers). Is there still a market for such routes that maybe can't sustain separate nonstop on their own, or is this type of route permanently gone the way of the dodo bird? It's still done by AC (YYZ-SCL-EZE) and a few Euro...Jump to post
According to Planespotters the average age of Delta's MD-88's are 28.5 years. I don't follow DL too closely to I'm pretty surprised to hear that a major airline still flies aircraft over 30 years old! And yes I realize that they are likely maintained very well, but it's still mutton dressed as lamb.Jump to post
The BA defenders pointing out that a quick weekend getaway to the continent puts BA is up against the likes of and FR and U2. But what about those spending £1500 and 15-20 hours flying from Asia or North America to Europe connecting through LHR? Not sure they would notice adding a few extra quid on ...Jump to post
The biggest thing SEA has that YVR lacks is service by an ME3 carrier.Jump to post
With all of this consolidation, what about Sunwing?
They still have a decent share of the winter sun market. Any chance Onex-WS or AC-AT would try to go after them?
However... British Airways is supposed to represent the country as a nation, the hospitality, culture and traditions I mean goodness they fly with a crest and carry the flag!! For many first time visitors to the UK using British Airways this will be their first experience of the UK, and if a “Very ...Jump to post
The future will be:
AC, WS, Flair, and possibly Jetlines (if they ever get off the ground).
I'm surprised so many in this thread are shocked that British Airways charge for food and drinks on short haul, I'm guessing most are non Europeans as not only was the move well publicised (and criticised) at the time but it's pretty much the standard within Europe these days, free snacks are becom...Jump to post
If SQ restarts SIN-YVR that they dropped some years back really depends on what market they’re going after . YVR has more Chinese carriers than any other airport in North America and as mentioned above they already provide cheap connections to India and Southeast Asia. Australia? YVR already has 3 A...Jump to post
I agree with you, I don’t think Canada has the population to support two full service carriers. Don't mean to go off topic but couldn't it be compared to Australia though? Roughly similar sizes and populations yet Australia has QF and VA. Although perhaps Australia's isolation makes it a different ...Jump to post
Always loved the DC-10 which I flew countless times between ORD and the west coast on UA. If I was flying Y I'd always select a "B" seat (aisle on the outside). Our company was a large UA Cargo customer and for several years when I was a manager, I got a lot of upgrades to F and I really ...Jump to post
I also recommend Wendover, love his videos, so educational. Podcasts are also worth a listen. I used to listen to the Airline Weekly Lounge podcast but it seems to be MIA (hasn't aired since January). So now I listen to Airline Business Podcast (by the Flightglobal magazine folks). These are more ab...Jump to post
Although I'm sure we all enjoy throwing some shade at the bloggers, I'm surprised anyone would think middle seats in J are still acceptable in 2019. 2-3-2 is bad enough but there are some airlines (eg: United) that still have 2-4-2 in Business which is almost unimaginable. With international First C...Jump to post
Totally agree about the 747. It's the most beautiful plane ever and I'm sad it's on the way out but as a passenger they are actually quite dated. BA's are almost falling apart on the inside. The 787 and A350 are beautiful planes. Big windows, high ceilings, large overhead bins, nice mood lighting. T...Jump to post
What odd phrasing as if it's a thread re-posted from 1984. If the OP in general means dictatorships or police states it very depends on which one.Jump to post
Not surprising from an airline that now charges for tea, coffee, juice and water on all short haul flights.
You're either an LCC or you're not. Charging for a cup of tea or water means you are the former.
In general can 787-10's do Transpacific like West Coast to China/Japan/Hong Kong. Or is it more like an A330-300, meant for high density but medium haul?Jump to post
Not sure if it's the exchange rate or other factors, but a decade ago I would frequently find such better fares out of SEA that I would drive down to fly out of there instead of YVR. In recent years I rarely if ever find flights from SEA to be cheaper or cheap enough to merit the drive/gas/parking f...Jump to post
I believe YVR is not only adding a few new gates to the international concourse, but also adding remote stands too (unfortunately).Jump to post
Obviously safety is # 1 and if you have to land urgently, you have to land.
But I wonder would avoiding Iran have been a priority for them? What if the plane was stuck at Isfahan and they had Jewish or Israeli passengers on board who are not allowed into Iran?
Curious about Braniff 2.0 that operated in the 1980's. Wonder how much longer it could have survived- -did anyone fly them? Who took over their hubs and slots at MCI and MCO? And I believe they were one of the first or maybe the first US operator of the A320 I think? Didn't they place a large order ...Jump to post
ltbewr wrote:Who would be the likely buyers ? European based travel companies would likely be the best fit.
Biman Bangladesh had a new livery, then the government changed hands and the new government didn't like it for political reasons, so they changed it back There were a few airlines that changed liveries right at the end of their life ... Canadian Airlines adopted a new livery very soon before they we...Jump to post
Just flew EVA Air for the first time in premium economy on 777 and was very impressed. Probably the best non-J or F experience I've had. Large comfortable seats, good width and legroom, big IFE with lots of brand new movies, amenity kits, slippers, very comfy blankets and pillows, great food, very n...Jump to post
Kind of fits the Lufthansa trend....doesn't radically change the branding but reduces everything down to a 2-color scheme.
Certainly not the worst UA livery, which is awarded to the post-gray but pre-merger "shades of blue" mess.