https://cebudailynews.inquirer.net/331812/in-photos-aircraft-debris-found-in-eastern-samar-town#ixzz6UKJYODzO Debris believed to have come from a commercial airplane were washed ashore at the Anuron Beach in Mercedes town in Eastern Samar on August 5, 2020 Can anyone ID the aircraft? Word on the st...Jump to post
Personally: China Eastern new scheme. Honestly, even if the old one was kinda drab, it wasn't bland as hell. SAS new livery. It's not as good as the old one. myAustrian scheme. Doesn't have that "national airline" vibe. Joon. Need I say more? Aer Lingus new scheme. The old one was liked fo...Jump to post
I agree that the number of A321ceo needs to be trimmed, as the present config seems a bit too dense. The A321neo provides a better product and is just the right size for the current operation. PAL could also negotiate to swap some A321neos for A320neos as they see fit. If PAL those needs additional...Jump to post
We now have the breakdown..... :crackup: http://philippineairspace.blogspot.com/2020/08/pal-trims-widebody-fleet.html Quote: "PAL President and COO Gilbert Santa Maria said they are looking to return four B777-300ER planes, three A350-900s and three A330-300 planes this month. It will also let...Jump to post
Also, I remembered that you could probably get AA and PAL on the same ticket out of MIA. Slight problem, flying out of Miami isn't an option. It has to be RSW. Also, American Airlines isn't listed as a feeder for Philippine Airlines. Their only feeder in North America would be WestJet, however with...Jump to post
PR has cancelled all ex-Manila domestic ops from 4 August to 18 August with the reimposition of the ECQ over Metro Manila earlier today. Cebu, Clark and Davao hubs will still be operational. Interesting note... While gathering a bit more info, there is a Cebu-Dumaguete flight scheduled twice weekly ...Jump to post
As for international routes which will PAL discontinued? PAL has six long-haul routes that are over 10+ hours HNL, LAX, LHR, JFK, SFO, YZZ and YVR. Its likely that planned routes such as MNL-SEA and CEB-LAX will not push through if not delayed indefinetly. Possible long-haul routes that will be per...Jump to post
And now for the distressing news..... :sigh: https://www.philstar.com/business/2020/08/03/2032440/pal-offloads-its-excess-baggage Quote: "Ripping through turbulent skies, Lucio Tan-owned Philippine Airlines (PAL) is getting rid of all the extra weight. Clearly, PAL , which was already facing d...Jump to post
Have you tried looking at BR? The only change of airline I could think of would be UA to BR. On top of that, you can bypass Manila by using Cebu (I don't know what your final destination is but if it is in Visayas/Mindanao, it's better). Who or what is Br? And eventually Mindanao would have been th...Jump to post
Have you tried looking at BR? The only change of airline I could think of would be UA to BR. On top of that, you can bypass Manila by using Cebu (I don't know what your final destination is but if it is in Visayas/Mindanao, it's better).Jump to post
For a break from all these worries...over in the BA Fleet Parking thread, the discussion veered towards what would happen to its last A318 after it is withdrawn from service..... :airplane: https://www.flightglobal.com/airlines/ba-axes-a318-premium-service-that-took-over-concorde-flight-number/1395...Jump to post
ikolkyo wrote:Going forward it will not be available. Early A321neos had this configuration while the NX config was getting certified. In the future all A321neos will be built to the NX standard and the former configuration will no longer be an option.
Curious that PR is relatively quiet regarding their AOG fleet...wonder what's going on in their discussions with Airbus and lessors? :scratchchin: I've noticed PAL has more active planes as a whole... so I guess there's not really a need for it. Some of the A21Ns are back online (side note, one of ...Jump to post
Cebu Pacific is sending most of its Airbus A321ceo (RP-C4111, 4112, 4113, 4115, 4116, 4117), a single A321neo RP-C4123 which is said to bring back the flight crew to Manila though I'm unsure if it will be stored as well? and two of its Airbus A330-300 (RP-C3441, 3442) to Allice Spring, Australia fo...Jump to post
SkyHigher wrote:Well, Megawide-GMR got the rehab project of MNL.
https://www.facebook.com/CNNPhilippines ... 8061730074
This has come up before; I believe the options with 2 doors forward of the wing are not available on the NEO. It's available on the NEO. I think it's a matter of density as well, the first A21Ns for PAL have the 4-door option in a 12/156 config, while the last two deliveries (and all succeeding one...Jump to post
For retro scheds around that time period, this is my go-to reference. Not complete, but should give you a rough idea.
My first 747/A340 sightings may have been at the same time - since in the 2000s, these were the backbone of the PAL long-haul fleet! One would see them parked in MNL T2's North Wing in the daytime. As for my first A380, it would've been in HKG around 2010/2011. It was an SIA bird, have the picture s...Jump to post
PR has released seatmaps that includes options for social distancing. Middle seats in the forward portions of Premium Economy and Economy are blocked on all aircraft (except the Q400, where the aisle seats are blocked). There will be no extra fee on top of the fare to avail these seats, but are only...Jump to post
Speaking of LAX-CEB once this COVID Crisis is over do you think PAL will push through with launching direct flights between Cebu to Los Angelas and Manila to Perth? I have a feeling they will push through with both routes. As MNL may still have capacity constraints for inbounds, might as well funne...Jump to post
PAL has released an advisory about upcoming international flights from Canada and the U.S., -- please be guided accordingly. :arrow: https://www.philippineairlines.com/AboutUs/newsandevents/copy%20of%20advisory-covid19-08jun20-67 I'm quite interested in this part of the advisory: If we are authoriz...Jump to post
Queen Alia International Airport in Amman comes to mind.Jump to post
Regarding that flight to WUH, Royal posted on their FB page regarding those flights. It was a non-rev cargo flight carrying medical supplies. Outside the aviation community, such info would cause mass hysteria on Facebook. Even AUP had to make a statement when they announced CZ's resumption of servi...Jump to post
Quote: “For example, if we find out that we are going to need to return say 10 to 20 percent of our aircraft because demand just isn’t there – so we don’t have to pay rent, we’ll return the aircraft – well that means we’re going to have to reduce our flight crews and our cabin crews by similar amou...Jump to post
Devilfish wrote:Wonder if it would fly eastward on its way home to ride the jetstream..... .....
PAL sending an A359 on MNL-YVR-BGI. Just landed a few minutes ago as PR8116, opb RP-C3501.
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PR or CAAP is probably reluctant to do so considering the PW's reliability... http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=MNL-BNE%2FSYD&MS=wls&DU=nm Late reply, but I think it would still fall under the 60-minute rule... plenty of diversion airports along the way. This will be speculation on my part. But ...Jump to post
Please note that ETOPS is not just for ocean crossings. A320 Family aircraft are approved for ETOPS 180 out of the factory..... My bad, meant to say has CAAP has approved EDTO/ETOPS on the A21N. I am aware some of the A320 and A321ceo fleet are already equipped (including one PALex A321 for some re...Jump to post
PR might have to downgauge MLE to A321N and MXP to A338 in the future ...that is, if COVID-19 had not killed the latter yet! :ghost: Wonder if the A21Ns are already ETOPS certified considering the lengthy overwater segments... although I'm not sure if that route really needs it. Have they ever been...Jump to post
Some interesting PR flights right now... RP-C3501 enroute as PAL8718 from Manila to Milan-Malpensa to pick up Filipino workers. Also of note, PR operated its first ever flight to Male, Maldives last 25 April. RP-C8760 operated as PR8708/8709 to repatriate Filipinos. Funnily enough... they've talked ...Jump to post
Unsure if reported here. There is a tweet (in Chinese) claiming that China Airlines will delay the return of service of its 747-400 fleet. It even hints that cannibalisation of the pax fleet may occur to support the cargo fleet.
https://twitter.com/kaochihhsin1/status ... 53158?s=21
Wow this is crazy. 15 more DH8Ds back on the market. Before COVID very few of them were available on the second hand market. Now it's approx 100 frames avails. Another 14 frames on the market coming from OS, they’ve announced that they’ll get rid of theirs (plus A319 and 3 Boeing 767) as pre-Corona...Jump to post
PAL introduced the current scheme in 1986, which was applied to all types including the BAC 1-11 and the HS-748. These types retired at the end of the decade, replaced by the 737 and F50s respectively. 2552029,0770453 In the early 1980s, there was an experimental bare-metal scheme on the BAC 1-11 fo...Jump to post
Personally... I once flew CGY-MNL-GES v.v.. For those not familiar CGY and GES are on the same island but it would take a long land trip with possibly a lot of roadwork and traffic along the way. Better option was to layover in MNL (no flight from CEB back then) and catch the A330 down to GES the ne...Jump to post
XiamenAir 787 landed earlier in MNL carrying supplies and medical personnel.
Speaking of supplies... a PAL A330 (RP-C8760) flew a roundtrip (MNL-XMN-MNL) yesterday to pick up supplies. Some cargo was strapped to seats, marking PAL's entry into the "combi" club
Too bad there hasn't been much photos from spotters in MNL as it has been getting rare flights, like Austrian's 77E and Cambodia's A319 recently. Looks like QR keeps getting repatriation flight requests, tons of 77Ws flights to MNL and CEB are still not enough, it appears an A380 is en route to CEB...Jump to post
Airlines are trying more and more to sell tickets directly. In the year 2020 there is no reason to drive to a travel agency. Good riddance. Here in the Philippines, there still is a use for them. Travel agencies here not only sell package tours, flights, etc. but they also help process visa applica...Jump to post
Cebu Provincial Government to prohibit entry of airline passengers from CGY, CRK, DGT and LGP. Order is effective immediately and will last for 30 days, but flights still operated tonight, 14 March, to DGT (DG) and CGY (2P/5J). https://www.rappler.com/nation/254539-cebu-flight-ban-legazpi-clark-caga...Jump to post
MRYapproach wrote:As for the EVA A330s, I've flown them in regular livery a few times intra-Asia and they are definitely dated cabins. Not sure if the Hello Kitty ones are updated, but I doubt it.
SIN-KLO, but I was continuing to CEB, as SilkAir used to make it a tag on to their CEB service. Flight was transferred to Scoot as its own service (SIN-KLO-SIN) a year later but was terminated eventually.Jump to post
Devilfish wrote:Just to clarify...would these flights use T2 or T4 at NAIA... or operate out of SGL
So I remember there was news that PAL was planning to discontinue Bohol-Korea flights (this was before Panglao opened). However, their Mabuhay magazine still shows their Bohol-Seoul flights as active (albeit still saying "Tagbilaran" instead of "Panglao" for some reason), and ch...Jump to post
PAL's 8th A321NEO (RP-C9938) on the way home. -9938 is the second Cabin Flex NEO for PR. https://i.ibb.co/Wgrm51y/82239430-241718076844268-3424618465552424508-n.jpg aviationph posted this story of RP-C7775 en route to Victorville, CA for upgrades, apparently. What upgrades are expected? Probably PIP...Jump to post
I still don't get why Turkmenistan airlines has the LR version, they recently even ordered one more of it. The 200 Non ER would have done the job for them or the B789 would be a cheaper and better choice. Turkmenistan has some interesting fleet decisions... even the retired 717 fleet boggles me. Ma...Jump to post