I know it's anecdotal, but I was on EasyJet's ACE-BFS flight on Saturday (Oct. 24th). There were a total of 6 passengers on it (including me). I booked my flight only 1 week in advance, and paid €17, so I can't imagine any of the other passengers paying much more than that. I hope they made a lot mo...Jump to post
Might've been a plane that was going to RON anyway. If DL can cover the direct operating costs, then why not try it? Exactly. It's great aircraft utilization (departs LAX at 2125, arrives back at 0930), and the schedules gives pax full days in Miami area / Los Angeles with overnight / early morning...Jump to post
I assumed EasyJet would be picking up the BIO route from LGW? IAG have been running their BIO-LGW flights quite inefficiently. VY's BIO-LGW departed around 6:20pm, while BA's BIO-LGW departed around 6:40pm, with fares at very similar prices and competing with each other, instead of the other players...Jump to post
I've taken a few FR flights over the last two months in and out of DUB. I've been surprised to see they're mainly old aircraft, registrations EI-D** or EI-E**.
Is there any reason why Ryanair is flying older frames instead of newer (potentially more efficient?) aircraft?
I know it's only anecdotal; but I have checked-in for my flight DUB-BIQ tomorrow with FR, and my check-in sequence was 003. I'm sure some people will check-in last minute, but I'd be surprised to see more than 25 pax on it. The flight tomorrow is still only €24/£20, I usually pay €300 return in high...Jump to post
Coronavirus cases cause ground stop at New York City-area airports, FAA says
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/21/faa-iss ... issue.html
I am a Spanish passport holder living in the UK. The US authorities would have no way of knowing whether I've been to anywhere in mainland Europe upon arrival to the US, because our passports don't get stamped within EU travel. And even if they did, I never use my passport to travel to mainland Eur...Jump to post
This hurts BA as much as everyone else. Weird comments on here the last few pages. Seems so. IAG stock price down almost 10%!! Makes sense. The reason why some CV figures are lower for the UK & Ireland is that they're islands and are not connected to continental Europe by land. UK/IE stats are ...Jump to post
I am a Spanish passport holder living in the UK. The US authorities would have no way of knowing whether I've been to anywhere in mainland Europe upon arrival to the US, because our passports don't get stamped within EU travel. And even if they did, I never use my passport to travel to mainland Euro...Jump to post
eta unknown wrote:AZ cancels MXP flights from tomorrow:
https://www.repubblica.it/economia/2020 ... refresh_ce
If the Italian government is forbidding all public gatherings in the area, I'd expect the airports to close.Jump to post
zakuivcustom wrote:CX is suspending ALL flights to Taiwan and Japan beginning Mar 13 until end of March earliest.
IAG's involvement will probably be through Aer Lingus for Irish routes that Aer Lingus doesn't want to fall to another operator. Interesting thought. Is there any potential for Aer Lingus Regional to set up a significant base at BHD and pick up some of BE's routes? That would be quite a political s...Jump to post
Could British Airways (through IAG > Iberia > Air Nostrum) start picking up any potential profitable routes? It looks like YW have some CRJ's stored.Jump to post
Flybe [...] has warned the government that it could collapse within days after a slump in bookings triggered by the coronavirus.
https://news.sky.com/story/regional-air ... e-11949393
Romania will put in quarantine passengers coming from Northern Italy. So this will start having an effect in intra-European traffic. Looking at MXP and LIN international traffic, it seems like the UK, Spain, France and Germany are the ones with the highest pax volume. If EU countries start quaranti...Jump to post
Overheard an elderly male passenger responding to a question by his wife (presumably) while boarding Corendon holiday flight XR1034 CGN-LPA on 1.1.2020 - aircraft being a 737-800: „Honey, don’t worry! This [the aircraft] is not one of the bad ones.” Of course passengers are concerned, sensitized an...Jump to post
Flew JFK-DUB earlier this week on EI. The crew were OK (the outbound crew were def more friendly). Flight was busy.
The dinner was great but I was surprised they didn't serve any coffee with breakfast (just a box with a muffin and orange juice - no coffee / tea).
Flybe to expand Belfast to London City link over peak winter period The airline has said an extra aircraft will be added to the Belfast City Airport to London City Airport route from the start of December. The plane, a 98-seat E190 aircraft sourced from Connect Airways' partner, Stobart Air. Great ...Jump to post
I find this really petty. It's part of running a business. It's not different to a hotel, a store or a hospital. People will lose items. People will spill coffee. Unintentional actions that businesses need to plan for within their operations. It's different from smoking in a non-smoking room at a ho...Jump to post
FlyBE is a key player at BHD, I hope the routes will remain.
Connections to VS/DL's L/H network will be welcome (I suppose only via MAN? Maybe a new BHD-LGW route to feed into VS/DL's LGW network?), and will give NI travellers a welcome alternative to BA's LHR connection for long haul.
MrBren wrote:Is this due to the 737 MAX fiasco and Brexit?
First officer: Beginner salary 37000 NOK ( 4288 USD / 3817 EUR ) After 10 years: 58000 NOK ( 6723 USD / 5983 EUR ) Top salary: 67000 NOK ( 7766 USD / 6912 EUR ) Captain: Beginner salary 68000 NOK ( 7882 USD / 7014 EUR ) After 10 years 81000 NOK ( 9389 USD / 8355 EUR ) Top salary: 104000 NOK ( 12055...Jump to post
They are racist. They take Moroccan passengers aside and refuse to check them in. This is racism. So you're saying that they refuse to check-in all Moroccan passengers? Or are you extrapolating one case (potentially yours?) to accuse them of racist operating procedures? They are refusing to check-i...Jump to post
peterinlisbon wrote:They are racist. They take Moroccan passengers aside and refuse to check them in. This is racism.
Are airlines accommodating passengers' concerns about flying on the MAX and offering free rebooking options? I.e. AA might decide that they want to continue operating the type, but if a passenger goes to board and realizes it's a MAX, how will their refusal to fly on the MAX be accommodated?Jump to post
CityRail wrote:So what do you think? Should airlines ditch AVODs for inflight internet?
Regarding BA's move of LHR-BIO to LGW-BIO, any idea why this is the case?
Vueling operate BIO-LGW and BA had the LHR flight. Now they're both competing on BIO-LGW and LHR has lost BIO service... Is there any reasoning to this? Will Vueling resume the LHR flight?
More issues at BFS : Belfast International Airport apologises for long security queues I flew BFS-ALC last Friday and it was a disaster. I had priority security, and it took me 25 minutes to clear security. Tbh I let a couple with a baby from the 'standard' queue in front of me because their AGP fl...Jump to post
KLM is the connecting specialist, are their fares high enough to make worth while to fly a 77W 14 hours to EZE ? Very interesting question. The full rotation takes 37 hours, so I think this is one of their longest rotations. Does anyone know? I assume more people use this route for AMS-EZE than for...Jump to post
ushermittwoch wrote:Yup, mainly due to Ryanair's creative block times.
Most importantly, the flight departed 21 minutes late and arrived ontime in Amsterdam!Jump to post
The above is right, PF is €575 and IB is €1,500. However, PF's potential customers are price sensitive, which means they won't mind connecting flights. PF shouldn't worry too much about IB's €1,500 price tag, but focus on the fact that LH/AC offer 1-stop those dates for €430. (Outbound MAD-FRA-BOS w...Jump to post
I agree with OP. I am based in Belfast and use BHD and DUB. For domestic travel, I use BHD - flights to/from BHD are generally a bit more expensive; but this summer, clearing security at BFS has taken longer than the average flight times to mainland UK. For international travel, I drive to Dublin. I...Jump to post
IAG are not in the habit of tolerating inefficiency within its operations! I’m sure they have thought this out! IMO, it's not efficient to have two flights operating exactly the same routes within five minutes of each other (there are many examples - e.g. on LHR - DUB, BA0830 and BA5959). I've alwa...Jump to post
I'm surprised BFS isn't on the bottom 5. This summer, security waiting times have been 1+ hour every day, and some people have experienced up to 2 hour waiting times.Jump to post
Back and forth to TLV for 195GBP? I’m with BA on this one! I’d cancel those fares for sure. I can find return flights from London to Tel Aviv in September for £115 with Wizz Air and EasyJet. So even if £195 is a cheaper-than-usual British Airways price, BA should've honored it. It's not like they'v...Jump to post
The key thing to understand here is that this could happen in any airline. Not justifying it, it's wrong, but it comes down to the actual employee that you get.
Had this happened in Ryanair or Norwegian, some people would be saying "you get what you pay for".
I hope everyone claims their EU261 compensations, which I assume is €600 per passenger.
Can Norwegian refuse to put customers up in hotels when there's a delay of 21 hours?
As for the first aid kit, that could just be DailyMail being DailyMail...
Air Nostrum in Spain.. I've never seen a male cabin crew.Jump to post