Search found 794 matches

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 16
by hongkongflyer
Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific/Dragon Retires The World's First A330
Replies: 42
Views: 9736

Re: Cathay Pacific/Dragon Retires The World's First A330

I'm surprised at the low utilization. An A330 is certified for 180,000 hours and 60,000 cycles and over 24 years, this plane was just broken in. Lightsaber I am surprised at the relatively low cycles. Those A330s are used quite heavily on those 3-4 hrs "regional" flights. Anyway, happy re...

Jump to post
by hongkongflyer
Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian B77F on fire at PVG
Replies: 93
Views: 29285

Re: Ethiopian B77F on fire at PVG

That is cargo on fire, highly unlikely to have anything to do with an emergency locator beacon shorting out. The only good thing here is that it happened on the ground and not in the air. Will probably end up being traced back to a dodgy shipment of batteries catching fire, at least this crew were ...

Jump to post
by hongkongflyer
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will UA carry passengers between SIN and HKG?
Replies: 15
Views: 996

Re: Will UA carry passengers between SIN and HKG?

The timing is terrible especially for the SIN-HKG leg depends, it allow you to arrive HKG in the morning. Good for Singaporeans not Hongkongers for some Hongkongers, you can go to HKG on friday night after work to have a weekend getaway, then can be back to work on Monday afternoon. In the past, th...

Jump to post
by hongkongflyer
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will UA carry passengers between SIN and HKG?
Replies: 15
Views: 996

Re: Will UA carry passengers between SIN and HKG?

UAUA wrote:
The timing is terrible especially for the SIN-HKG leg


depends, it allow you to arrive HKG in the morning.

Jump to post
by hongkongflyer
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 AA aircraft hit each other at DFW
Replies: 28
Views: 9782

Re: 2 AA aircraft hit each other at DFW

Antarius wrote:
Wow. Given the lack of traffic, this is like crashing on an empty freeway.


Because it also means lack of practice and alert.

Jump to post
by hongkongflyer
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports where you’re most likely to wait for a gate
Replies: 33
Views: 1852

Re: Airports where you’re most likely to wait for a gate

Not sure I understand the difference. I don’t think there’s any airport anywhere where aircraft wait for gates if everything is operating on schedule. What am I missing? It happens in LAX almost everyday even the weather is fine and almost all flights are operating on schedule. Are you speaking of ...

Jump to post
by hongkongflyer
Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports where you’re most likely to wait for a gate
Replies: 33
Views: 1852

Re: Airports where you’re most likely to wait for a gate

Yes. It incentivizes investment in the facilities by the carriers that use them. But I think the disparity between the US and the rest of the world has more to do with utilization than with anything else. A place like ORD domestic has utilization much, much higher than virtually any European or Asi...

Jump to post
by hongkongflyer
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports where you’re most likely to wait for a gate
Replies: 33
Views: 1852

Re: Airports where you’re most likely to wait for a gate

Is there a certain reason, why in the US gates are used like that and what's the big advantage of that? Yes. It incentivizes investment in the facilities by the carriers that use them. But I think the disparity between the US and the rest of the world has more to do with utilization than with anyth...

Jump to post
by hongkongflyer
Tue May 26, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread
Replies: 252
Views: 87703

Re: Cathay Pacific to cut capacity

Seems CAAC a stumbling block in merging CX and Dragon into a unified brand. CAAC sees it as merger which could be problematic for traffic rights as Dragon has access to 20 Chinese markets on its own while CX only has 2 and is banned from expanding further at the moment. https://mobile.reuters.com/a...

Jump to post
by hongkongflyer
Thu May 21, 2020 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Delta to Convert Some Planes to All Delta One Suites
Replies: 64
Views: 15725

Re: Rumor: Delta to Convert Some Planes to All Delta One Suites

I don't believe any airline will spend that huge amount of money at this moment to do the conversion. Just limit the number of tickets available and leave the seats open can do the same thing. By the time airlines have money to do so, the effect of COVID is over and things will returns to normal. (i...

Jump to post
by hongkongflyer
Mon May 18, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"
Replies: 135
Views: 31046

Re: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"

Revelation wrote:
KlimaBXsst wrote:
2 years from now do we know which airlines still plan to have the 380 in their fleet?

Emirates and who else?

SQ and QF already had cabin refresh programs in place when COVID-19 hit, so I think they are the most likely.


NH i believe

Jump to post
by hongkongflyer
Wed May 13, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports that can be accessed on foot vs airports that can only be accessed by car / train
Replies: 72
Views: 4475

Re: Airports that can be accessed on foot vs airports that can only be accessed by car / train

Airports that i've walked to: BRE, LIS, BRR, RMI, CPH, TSA, LCY, NCE, RKV, SAN, IPC, ANR, BLL, PSA, LCA Can't walk to Osaka airport from anywhere as it is in the middle of the sea. Actually Osaka Airport (ITM) is in a densely populated area, and you CAN walk there. Kansai Airport (KIX) is in the mi...

Jump to post
by hongkongflyer
Fri May 08, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread
Replies: 252
Views: 87703

Re: [rumor] CX Group brand consolidation

InnsbruckFlyer wrote:
Wasn't CX going to acquire Hong Kong Express (UO) and make that Cathay Express? So would they basically merge KA and UO?


UO already 100% owned by CX for months.

Jump to post
by hongkongflyer
Fri May 08, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread
Replies: 252
Views: 87703

Re: [rumor] CX Group brand consolidation

Local medias (sadly all in Chinese) and TV finance news programs are talking about it. Rumor said official news will be announced after 5pm (GMT+8) today. Source: https://inews.hket.com/article/2638071/%E3%80%90%E5%9C%8B%E6%B3%B0%E5%8D%B1%E6%A9%9F%E3%80%91%E5%9C%8B%E6%B3%B0%E5%85%A7%E9%83%A8%E7%98%8...

Jump to post
by hongkongflyer
Fri May 08, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread
Replies: 252
Views: 87703

[rumor] CX Group brand consolidation

CX will soon announce the brand consolidation, the brand "Cathay Dragon" will be retired.

Jump to post
by hongkongflyer
Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus puts 3 A321neo and 3 A320 made for AirAsia up for sale
Replies: 57
Views: 11691

Re: Reuters: Airbus puts 3 A321neo and 3 A320 made for AirAsia up for sale as crisis deepens

why not leave it at TLS....AirAsia will surely take delivery of new planes in the future,
just produce 6 less planes for the in 202X...the only downside is it holding Airbus's cash for a few years

Jump to post
by hongkongflyer
Mon Apr 20, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about KLM Asia
Replies: 36
Views: 6565

Re: Question about KLM Asia

CI and BR can (and do) overfly PRC airspace on Taiwan-EU flights, as also do KLM and Air France as well (AF very consistently - I think the only deciding factor being winds). What they cannot do is leaving PRC airspace and enter Taiwan airspace directly - they must do so via the HKG FIR (apparently...

Jump to post
by hongkongflyer
Fri Apr 17, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Financial VS Operating Lease
Replies: 8
Views: 1786

Re: Financial VS Operating Lease

Also op lease is not a balance sheet item so.no asset and no debt the op lease expense hits expense line in I/E, so depending on airline credit strength and cash they opt to do on lease than increase debt the accounting standard has changed and no more difference between op lease and finance lease ...

Jump to post
by hongkongflyer
Sun Apr 12, 2020 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions about JAL's B747-200 Executive Express
Replies: 28
Views: 6636

Re: Questions about JAL's B747-200 Executive Express

Same as SQ's 345 and 359ULR, trading seats (and weights) for range.

Jump to post
by hongkongflyer
Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Airways Future
Replies: 26
Views: 7568

Re: Etihad Airways Future

All airlines will contract. Sadly, I do not think the level of contraction is sufficient for EY. The reality is other economies will have shrunk from January to when we get out of this Covid19. This isn't SARS which impacted a small region that back then was a small part of the global economy. This...

Jump to post
by hongkongflyer
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Retiring 747 Fleet on March 29?
Replies: 73
Views: 13099

Re: Qantas Retiring 747 Fleet on March 29?

If they were due to be retired by December 2020, I see no prospect of thm flying again. Even if borders are open by June, (by no means guaranteed) I doubt that traffic will pick up much overnight. IMO, we have to conclude that they will not fly for QF again. One-off / some special farewell flights ...

Jump to post
by hongkongflyer
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Retiring 747 Fleet on March 29?
Replies: 73
Views: 13099

Re: Qantas Retiring 747 Fleet on March 29?

Qantas Parking Boeing 747s – No Retirement Yet https://simpleflying.com/qantas-747-parking/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook&fbclid=IwAR153TkKncDlOojpsEzwoRT6EhipM2JZcedaSIQKd3uGc_J0K8SZbFWLKKc Would be great if they returned to service for a bit and had a proper farewell. My first ev...

Jump to post
by hongkongflyer
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drake's Private 767-200 New Livery
Replies: 60
Views: 15137

Re: Drake's Private 767-200 New Livery

That painted wing is crazy, you don't see that every day! Never seen a painted wing before - are there any other airlines around with this feature?! Never even thought that would be possible or allowed! I thought that wings had to be 'bare metal' because of the air flow over the wings. slightly mor...

Jump to post
by hongkongflyer
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bamboo Airways Planning Star Alliance or Oneworld by 2021
Replies: 35
Views: 5390

Re: Bamboo Airways Planning Star Alliance or Oneworld by 2021

If Bamboo survive until 2021.... -------------------- Have a look at the existance of major alliances in the ASEAN region SkyTeam : Garuda Indonesia, Vietnam Airlines 5844309,5902505 Star Alliance : Thai Airways Int'l , Singapore Airlines 5918241,5925351 oneworld : Malaysia Airlines, ???? 5889939 A...

Jump to post
by hongkongflyer
Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two non sked TK 777Ws into LHR this a.m.
Replies: 11
Views: 6102

Re: Two non sked TK 777Ws into LHR this a.m.

Arion640 wrote:
BA 77W due out to Havana this morning.


Rescued flights for the cruise ship Braemar

Jump to post
by hongkongflyer
Fri Mar 06, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Not allowed to film or take photos in flight
Replies: 135
Views: 19794

Re: Not allowed to film or take photos in flight

Yeah... There is usually something said in the announcement that you have to comply with crew instructions; so, if the crew tells you to stop taking photos, you better comply or you will have a little chat with the local police upon arrival... I agree it could be overreaching from the crew to preve...

Jump to post
by hongkongflyer
Fri Mar 06, 2020 3:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Not allowed to film or take photos in flight
Replies: 135
Views: 19794

Re: Not allowed to film or take photos in flight

This nearly identical situation happened to me, on Emirates, departing MEL for DXB. I took a general video of my groupb as I have done many times previously on EK. Inevitably in a confined space, there are crew in the background. A very paranoid crew member literally flew over to me and quietly let...

Jump to post
by hongkongflyer
Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Not allowed to film or take photos in flight
Replies: 135
Views: 19794

Re: Not allowed to film or take photos in flight

I never experienced such rules - and honestly I wouldn’t accept them neither!! Usually we are traveling in business class and paying a lot of money for the flights. No crew in the world can forbid me to take pictures from the plane outside or inside-no matter if it is on the ground or in the air! T...

Jump to post
by hongkongflyer
Sun Mar 01, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airasia X (D7) in trouble - looking to return 5 leased aircraft early, sell 2 aircraft to raise cash
Replies: 118
Views: 17758

Re: Airasia X (D7) in trouble - looking to return 5 leased aircraft early, sell 2 aircraft to raise cash

Cebu Pacific I suspect relies on the domestic operations. And then you've got startups Zip Japan and Bamboo in Vietnam. 5J's long haul low cost services have for the most part failed, with them retreating from almost all of their long haul services except for Dubai and Australia (Sydney and Melbour...

Jump to post
by hongkongflyer
Sat Feb 29, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airasia X (D7) in trouble - looking to return 5 leased aircraft early, sell 2 aircraft to raise cash
Replies: 118
Views: 17758

Re: Airasia X (D7) in trouble - looking to return 5 leased aircraft early, sell 2 aircraft to raise cash

AAX has proved there is demand in Asia for its offerings. If it gets killed by coronavirus, someone will pick over the carcass and resurrect an equivalent airline. That is not entirely true. AAX has been struggling since before the Coronavirus losing money in both 2019 and 2018. The truth of the ma...

Jump to post
by hongkongflyer
Sat Feb 29, 2020 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling
Replies: 170
Views: 13623

Re: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling

My feelings exactly, just build a giant monstrous airport in the middle of the North Sea, serving: Amsterdam (the Netherlands), London, Brussels (Belgium), (and perhaps even Paris). Build a hyperloop system to it, et voila, many of the inter European routes are served with hyperloops and interconti...

Jump to post
by hongkongflyer
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling
Replies: 170
Views: 13623

Re: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling

Humans are funny, aren't they? - Build airport far away from the city so that you have room for expansion and you don't have to worry about bothering people with noise - Years later developers discover there is a lot of land around that new airport and some may like to live there because they trave...

Jump to post
by hongkongflyer
Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air NZ launch Skynest - bunks for economy
Replies: 39
Views: 7030

Re: Air NZ launch Skynest - bunks for economy

Wow, very interesting. Floor space management is going to be tricky with Sky Nest. I hope they will get it right. Sky Couch is not a huge hit, I thought it would be a huge hit on load restricted flights. Just NZ and Air Astana tried and no one else. China Airlines tried but decided to drop it 1-2 y...

Jump to post
by hongkongflyer
Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The future of A380-capable gates
Replies: 24
Views: 4430

Re: The future of A380-capable gates

just leave the 3rd bridge even you don't need it, and remove it when the next major maintenance is due.

Jump to post
by hongkongflyer
Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211075

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

I see CA offering running domestic flights within the US. LAX to SFO and JFK to IAD. Do you know if passengers go through immigration at the first point of entry? Just looking at their schedule: https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/289439/air-china-febmar-2020-us-service-changes-as-of-...

Jump to post
by hongkongflyer
Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas announces first half profit, announce capacity cuts due to Coronavirus
Replies: 26
Views: 4395

Re: Qantas announces first half profit, announce capacity cuts due to Coronavirus

Is the 380 coming off MEL-SIN just being parked for the next few months? . Among others. The QF release said the reductions were equivalent to the grounding of 18 aircraft. I doubt any will actually be parked, just lower rotations (and actually having spare aircraft available for disruptions) Indee...

Jump to post
by hongkongflyer
Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Smell of Airline Cabins
Replies: 82
Views: 11976

Re: The Smell of Airline Cabins

I found the cruise ships have a similar smell of the airplane cabins. May be it is the smell of poor air quality in an enclosed space.

Jump to post
by hongkongflyer
Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat
Replies: 242
Views: 22303

Re: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat

AA.... “did” too! The seat was so uncomfortable and CX received numbers of complain. CX removed it from long haul fleets in just a few years. Base on the video online, the man who sitting in the last role was just watching something from his phone, he had no problem in enjoying his entertainment (u...

Jump to post
by hongkongflyer
Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat
Replies: 242
Views: 22303

Re: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat

10 years back or so Cathay Pacific had a seat that didn’t affect other passengers when you reclined it only affected your own legroom, I thought that was a nice solution. They still do on regional aircraft. They were my favorite seats, so much room on all flights. Most passengers hated them though ...

Jump to post
by hongkongflyer
Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat
Replies: 242
Views: 22303

Re: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat

10 years back or so Cathay Pacific had a seat that didn’t affect other passengers when you reclined it only affected your own legroom, I thought that was a nice solution. ANA too. I thought it was a standard feature by now? AA.... “did” too! The seat was so uncomfortable and CX received numbers of ...

Jump to post
by hongkongflyer
Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Gov May Stop Engine, Avionics Deliveries to C919
Replies: 88
Views: 17351

Re: US Gov May Stop Engine, Avionics Deliveries to C919

That said, there were rumors that China is using the MAX recertification to pressure the US to accept their C919 certification. So the US may simply be responding in kind. I read that several months ago. If it's true that China is tying the MAX recertification to the C919 that's a problem. very rea...

Jump to post
by hongkongflyer
Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211075

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

Rumour that the midfield concourse will be closed at HKG. The concourse has about 19 gates (not counting remote ones) and is the concourse that Hong Kong Airlines uses (along with HK Express and a number of other carriers). 10 gates in the midfield concourse will not be used since 18/2. Hong Kong A...

Jump to post
by hongkongflyer
Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM discrimination controversy in Korea
Replies: 100
Views: 12667

Re: KLM discrimination controversy in Korea

... KLM officially confirmed no rule allowing the crew to set up a "crew only toilet" Sure, now market economics at play, crew safety is thrown out of the window by bean counters. 777 has 15+ lavs. There are several ways to reserve one lav with or without a written policy. If I recall cre...

Jump to post
by hongkongflyer
Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM discrimination controversy in Korea
Replies: 100
Views: 12667

Re: KLM discrimination controversy in Korea

I am sure several airlines have this policy now. But this is not a special evacuation flight, so you are comparing apple to orange. The crew is accorded special privileges in every aspect of airline ops. No paid customer is going to say I am more important than the crew, because of their own safety...

Jump to post
by hongkongflyer
Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM discrimination controversy in Korea
Replies: 100
Views: 12667

Re: KLM discrimination controversy in Korea

[quote="hoons90] I appreciate that, but KLM is an international airline with international customers and their service philosophy should reflect that if they want to maintain goodwill. [/quote] Please don’t get me wrong. I wasn’t trying to defend what they did. Personally I think it could have...

Jump to post
by hongkongflyer
Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM discrimination controversy in Korea
Replies: 100
Views: 12667

Re: KLM discrimination controversy in Korea

Of course it's discriminatory to reserve a lavatory for crew members only. Absolutely not! Working as flight attendant for many years with different airlines, it is standard practise to block toilets for the crew *on high risk* flights. Gastroenteritis is very common in many places around the world...

Jump to post
by hongkongflyer
Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines ask HKG to waive fees - "flights no longer financially viable"
Replies: 98
Views: 36013

Re: Airlines ask HKG to waive fees - "flights no longer financially viable"

[ HKG slots are not transferable i.e. no market value Actually, yes you can assign a financial value on them along with the remainder of the United HKG operation, regardless of what the specific slot policies are. Simply holding a slot creates value. The HKG operation can be counted as an intangibl...

Jump to post
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 16