Bangkok used to be a very desirable hub for sixth freedom connections ... but with Suvarnabhumi Airport requiring miles of walking on foot (and people moving travellators often out of order), one is better off using other hubs.
This looks like an Etihad annual dinner and dance party.
It reminds me of Qualiflyer ... where a bunch of losers hope to come together and create a winning combination.
The loss of two wide-body airliners within such a short space of time by one airline is unprecedented ... this coupled with the precarious financial state of Malaysia Airlines will make the case for re-branding and re-structuring a compelling one. It must not however be just a cosmetic change ... th...Jump to post
Air Austral's service to Bangkok from Reunion Island using the B737-800 comes to mind.
SingTel had a grip on the initial title-sponsorship with a five-year term and option to extend (which it did exercise for an additional year). The special "2014 Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix" decal was applied on <acronym title="AMC Aviation (Egypt)">9V</acronym>-<acronym title="...Jump to post
In the same way some posters have said Captain Zaharie Shah cannot be labeled a "hero" ... we also do not know enough about him or the circumstances of this accident to say that he "might have caused the death of more than 200 passengers". I also do not know the Captain ... and think that the blog m...Jump to post
It is reported that the surface search continues through the night but airborne search will resume at daybreak.
This must be very painful news for families and relatives of the passengers and crew members.
Currently, Singapore only has the B787=8s of All Nippon Airways operating into Changi Airport. JAL has replaced the Dreamliners previously deployed on its three daily services with B767s and in the summer will have a mix of B767s and B777s. By then, Qatar Airways will fly its 787s to Singapore ... a...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/koruman" class="quote" target="_blank">koruman</a> (<a href="#73" class="quote">Reply 73</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Indeed, Qantas ...Jump to post
Unfortunate that Singapore Airlines' second round of cancellations comes at a time when flight frequencies and capacity are usually bumped up. I flew on TG401/18 Jan from Bangkok to Singapore ... and the cabin attendant mentioned to me that the flight is only about 20% full. Looking around, it looke...Jump to post
Thailand is indeed one of the most popular travel destinations in the world and definitely in Southeast Asia ... a huge proportion of travel to Bangkok (its premier gateway) is leisure and VFR (have you ever noticed how many foreigners have Thai wives). For airlines, this translates into low yield. ...Jump to post
I am certain that many Australians remember the various occasions Qantas shot itself in the foot. Even as it continually pleaded for Australians to support it as a national airline - and happily humming "I still call Australia home" - it drastically devalued its frequent flyer miles and kept fares r...Jump to post
I believe that the reports I have come across alluded to the fact that the ramp currently caters for five aircraft only and it has become congested, not just for aircraft but also for ground vehicles. But it certainly mentioned nothing about being "dangerously congested". It merely said that it is c...Jump to post
A modern day oil route is Singapore Airlines' Singapore-Moscow-Houston route ... although Singapore does not produce a single drop of oil, it is one of the largest oil trading and refining centre in the world. When I flew on this route previously, it did not take me long to realize that many of my f...Jump to post
The IAI Westwind is indeed one of the lowest sitting airplane ... my friends and I referred to it as the prata-plane (prata is an indian pancake). We have a Philippine-registered aircraft that performs quite a few medevac flights into Seletar Airport each month. The B787 Dreamliner is for me one of ...Jump to post
Given that Thailand has become quite good at brokering the sales of western-built airplanes to Iran to circumvent existing trade embargoes ... perhaps Iran can be a customer for Thai's A340-500. The longer these sit on the very hot (and right now very wet) ramp at Don Mueang Airport, the worse their...Jump to post
The notion of following a Malaysia Airlines model for running PIA must have germinated from some personal relationship between politicians ... doing this will certainly further impoverish PIA. Just see how unprofitable, asset-poor and poorly-planned Malaysia Airlines is compared with her competitors...Jump to post
I have been on a flight that Leading Flight Steward Attendant Gavin Quinton Chew operated ... and he is very very good. His spoken German is very clear and I have seen him interacting very well with German-speaking passengers and others. I am not surprised that he is featured as he stood out promine...Jump to post
Misleading to say that the Singapore Girl is being retired ... she's still very much around. Perhaps only the spotlight on her has been toned down - a move in a direction that would appease those who branded past advertisments as sexist. <acronym title="Carpatian Air Transport (Hungary)">KC</acronym...Jump to post
Any new livery is bound to please some and cause others to voice their disapproval. This new livery did not sit well with me when I first saw it in a picture .... but when I saw the actual plane - an A319, I actually admire its simplicity and rather clean and pleasing font. The shade of yellow used ...Jump to post
Can anyone share with us the schedule for Norwegian's B787-operated <acronym title="Oslo - Gardermoen (OSL / ENGM), Norway">OSL</acronym>-<acronym title="Bangkok - Suvarnabhumi International (BKK / VTBS), Thailand">BKK</acronym> and <acronym title="Stockholm - Arlanda (ARN / ESSA), Sweden">ARN</acro...Jump to post
Since the good old days in Don Muang Airport, Thai Airways already was in the restaurant business. Even right now, it operates several ... including one at Phuket International Airport and one at its own <acronym title="Thai International (Thailand)">TG</acronym> Operations Centre located near Suvar...Jump to post
Tokyo-Narita is definitely one of the stations that Asiana's A380 will serve ... because the Delta Flight Kitchen near Narita Airport has ordered A380-compatible inflight catering trucks for this service.
Being the tiny island republic that Singapore is, all its best efforts in being environmentally conscious and acting environmentally responsibly are only about as good as the negligent methods of its much larger neighbours. The area that is burning (through slash and burn method of clearing land for...Jump to post
Malaysia Airlines may have lost too much ground now to effectively compete with a single token flight operating a B777-200ER. The only saving grace is its 9-abreast seat configuration in Economy Class versus <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym>'s 10-abreast arrangement. <acr...Jump to post
BA's inflight service was absolutely superb when I flew them from Hong Kong to London ... and yes, alcoholic beverages were flowing freely. Perhaps it is how one requested (or demanded) for the beverage. <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym> the best airline - seriously? Not ...Jump to post
The bird logo of Air China is absolutely not a copy of the Singapore Airlines logo ... It was said to have something to do with its former Premier Deng Xiao Peng and represents the word "VIP". I must say I quite like the design by ARP Design ... the choice of red and gold is very agreeable with the ...Jump to post
The current livery of <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym> has too many shades of grey ... and too little green. That which is masquerading as a "cheatline" looks like nothing more than a very small moustache. If you look at how good <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Ho...Jump to post
When I visited Beijing for the first time in April 1998, I was waiting to check in for my flight ... it did not appear to be a long queue. Out of nowhere, one man and his wife with a very spoilt-looking plus-sized daughter appeared and joined the front end of the queue. A few words were exchanged wi...Jump to post
I flew Houston-Dubai on Emirates B777-300ER in Economy Class ... the whole time, my Arab neighbour shared his hairy hand with me and after indicating that I was not enthusiastic about it, I end up having to just wrap myself up in blankets just so that I don't have to feel his hand. Just when I thoug...Jump to post
Asiana?? Really??? Seriously????
I am happy to see Fiji Airways right there where it belongs but I would also add the following:
- Air Seychelles
- Air Madagascar
I wonder if Indonesian carriers - especially Garuda Indonesia - can compete effectively with their B737s compared to the wide-body aircraft operated by Singapore Airlines and China Airlines. I have flown on the Singapore-Surabaya route operated by China Airlines and the service was excellent. The A3...Jump to post
Whether they are at the top of the game in terms of profit is one issue ... but where service is concerned, both continue to invest heavily in product development and service delivery. Watch out for details of Singapore Airlines' new product early in the second half of 2013. <acronym title="Carpatia...Jump to post
Surely ANA - and her loyal customers - were not holding their breath all these years for Skytrax to endorse it as a 5-star airline. ANA's service and product is very good and it is almost an insult to hear Skytrax proclaim it now as worthy of this rating. <acronym title="Carpatian Air Transport (Hun...Jump to post
Here's another shot of <acronym title="Aer Lingus (Ireland)">EI</acronym>-EZV in full Virgin Atlantic livery taking off on its test flight earlier today. This aircraft (former I-EEZG) has been named "Tartan Lassie". <a href="http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/viewphoto.main?LC=nav2&picid=8283" targ...Jump to post
Very distinctive, very smart and very Fijian. What an incredibly beautiful choice of colours (two shades of brown or Earth) and black. Hardly replicated by other airlines. This is a very bold change that has given it instant association with Fiji. I love it and hope to see it in person someday. Mayb...Jump to post
Funny how diplomatic relations between Australia and Malaysia seem to resemble a roller coaster ride. There was a time when a former Malaysian Prime Minister was labelled "recalcitrant" by Australia and things took a dip. Did Australia not recently attempted to sign some form of agreement with Malay...Jump to post
For the record, up till late December 2012, this A40 (EP-MMB) was sitting the ramp at Don Mueang Airport (<acronym title="Bangkok - International (Don Muang) (DMK / VTBD), Thailand">DMK</acronym>) wearing the livery of Chaba Air (of Thailand) and bore the registration <acronym title="Highland Air (S...Jump to post