StTim wrote:Just another chance for the haters to hate. As a passenger the A380 is the most comfortable ride I have ever been on.
VS11 wrote:Confirmed on BBC live broadcast: Virgin Atlantic to close Gatwick ops.
Iran's Mahan Air seen as key vector in worldwide coronavirus pandemic This was featured on the BBC this morning, although I cannot find a link to the BBC as yet. However it seems to be a story which has been developing since March. A Mahan Air pilot died and cabin crew were infected. https://www.dai...Jump to post
BA may not reopen at Gatwick once pandemic passes
Looks like we don't need to worry about bail or bin any time soon : " It said it had a cash balance of around £3.3bn and based on a number of scenarios, it would have enough reserves to "remain liquid", should its jets stay grounded for nine months" https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/bus...Jump to post
According to the BBC, EasyJet should not need any bail out. They should be able to manage with the assistance which is already on offer : https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52130021 BA has not, so far, asked the government for any other specific financial assistance. Nor has EasyJet, where senior s...Jump to post
The fact is that most people in the UK don't live in the London area. Millions of journeys are be made just to get to LHR to catch a plane. How about utilising the spare capacity at the UK's regional airports ? We know that airlines want to fly to LHR, but maybe the planes should fly nearer to the p...Jump to post
Here is another take on BA's 747 Refurbishments:
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/british ... fresh.html
According to this source, G-CIVB is due for enhanced refurbishment in December 2019.
Most of that makes sense, although I imagine it could end up being more fluid than set out in the article.
What does not make sense is to repaint G-CIVB and then take her our of service a few months later. Try explaining that to IAG shareholders.
Highly likely the aircraft are summer-only leases from Titan Airways or someone like SmartLynx, just like last year. Jethro's (http://www.jethros.org.uk) is now listing that G-POWN, G-POWU, G-POWV and an unspecific A321 from SmartLynx will be leased to Jet2 this summer... to be based at STN and BHX...Jump to post
Jet2 leased a few last year and I would guess they are doing the same this year if they are going to add A321's to the fleet. If you look at Airfleets.net, last year they leased two from Titan and one from Smartlynx, all for the summer season to add extra capacity. https://www.airfleets.net/flottec...Jump to post
skipness1E wrote:Where did we get the “BA also rebranding” soon from? Link please?
Btw have IAG switched a single in-service aircraft between BA/IB/EI? Aer Lingus had some IB A319s but that was pre buyout.
Re the point about the CAA and CMA, both would definitely want to give IAG a squeeze. They don't like monopolies and there would definitely be hearings and delays if IAG wanted to buy BE out. Routes would need examining and those remedy slots would be a point of contention. IAG also might not want ...Jump to post
So a BA pilot is privy to info regarding future orders? I doubt that, someone having a joke at someone elses expense more like. Correct In my opinion. People in a big corporation like to think they know what is going on, but in fact top management treat them like mushrooms. Feed them bullshit and k...Jump to post
This should mean that LH are keeping A340-600s in the fleet for a while. Great news. Otherwise, they wouldn't have incurred the expense. Not necessarily if the plane was due to for paint anyway they will put the new colours on, not the old ones. I don't know if LH are routing planes early for paint...Jump to post
Personally although I find the two person rule tedious when it comes to toilet breaks and the like, I must admit I feel safe and secure knowing that should a colleague go a little funny, there's a crew member who can reach and unlock the door to let me in. Seems to me you have it backwards. A two-p...Jump to post
Yes Flybe does have a future. The losses are coming down and their revenue is going up and the amount they earn per passenger that they earn is going up. They are on the right path to recovery after some bad decisions. If they did go bust it would be a disaster for a lot of airports around the UK. ...Jump to post
I wonder whether bland modern airliners really merit a place in a museum. There will be loads of these about for many years to come.
And in my opinion displaying an aircraft with no engines is just gross.
Assuming these get through, it will likely be 15-20 years before the new runway / terminals are open. Where did you get that number from? The airport owners say 7-12 years but it is likely to slip. Geoff Yes, to 15-20 years at least. This thing is going to contested at every stage. Obviously the ai...Jump to post
I believe that the demise of Monarch has caused problems for Gibraltar, as their flights from UK regional airports have not yet been taken up by other carriers.
I doubt if has actually ruined the tourism though.
fsabo wrote:seahawk wrote:Nice chance to impose import tariffs on Airbus now. Trump should not let it pass.
I really hope trump does that. Both in airbus and steel + aluminum.
SelseyBill wrote:seahawk wrote:Nice chance to impose import tariffs on Airbus now. Trump should not let it pass.
......you might want to think that one through a bit more carefully.......
Perhaps Iran air could do a Wizz/Easy/Norwegian and have an airline based in the UK/Ireland/EuropeJump to post
And for those anticipating the 777X order being dumped: nope. Makes the a.net interpretation of those comments from 2016 seem incorrect, says I. Anyone expecting LH to cancel the perfect replacement for their 744 fleet is most likely smoking something good. I wouldn’t be surprised if LH even has an...Jump to post
The beginning of the end. With such a low production rate, they can not compete with the 787 on price and this weakens the weak position even further. What about the 100's of 330ceo's that are flying around and not yet due for replacement? As pointed out, fleet commonality and type rating are impor...Jump to post
While deep blue is the primary base color, they have also issued logo with colors in black, mid blue and light blue background that will be utilized in various marketing efforts such as frequent flyer, and class of service branding https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DbscPXzV4AEOZ5d.jpg They might be on to...Jump to post
flyingturtle wrote:What's the ruckus?
Not naming an aircraft something like "Brabazon", "Britannia", "Starliner" or "Backfire" is the real travesty.
cyba wrote:Do we know how many of each type they're currently operating?
I think that EK at least will be relevant for a long time to come.
They provide a huge range of one stop options and particularly for secondary European airports, there is no viable alternative on the horizon.
EK virtually fill 2 x 615 seat A380's every day from BHX.
This is unnecessary and will get ugly really quickly. Why should China be allowed to run $200b trade surpluses with the USA continuously? Because China is the manufacturing powerhouse of the world, whether we like it or not. Many countries will have a trade deficit with China. In 2016 the UK defici...Jump to post
So we are now on page three of this thread and I still don't know if this flight could actually have been pulled off in regular airline service. All the information, some of it contradictory, is confusing. So, if this had been an actual airline flight with say, 160 passengers would this be possible...Jump to post
I'm sure my opinion will be corrected haha, but has anyone noticed that the 787 has been getting a lot of glory? It's credited with opening up secondary US cities to international traffic, opening up secondary Chinese cities; it did SIN - SFO first, and still has the LAX route to itself, now this P...Jump to post
Surely the tower must take some responsibility as well. It is evident from the translations of talk between the controllers that they realised that the pilots were disorientated. Surely they should have ordered the pilots to go around and start from scratch. Yet they gave a disoriented flight crew f...Jump to post
I would not be so dismissive about the industry throwing up warning signs. You have established procedures and agreements in those countries to ease the movements of parts around the globe. Those things are not set up over night. The parts between Airbus UK and Airbus moved inside the common market...Jump to post
How about leave it the way it is but paint the engines yellow?Jump to post
I've seen it stated more than a few times that Emirates NEEDS the A380. Why does it need that jet over other high capacity jets? Their 2 class 77W seats something like 427 people and the 3 class seats 360. Best thing about every other widebody is that you can serve more destinations than the A380. ...Jump to post