Good point, Pyrex. I actually forgot that I also have Miles & More from Lufthansa, because Victoria or whatever is called right now is really awful.Jump to post
Really surprised they are adding the additional NY frequency to JFK and not to EWR, which is where the majority of the Portuguese people in the NYC area are (and which commands a revenue premium, at least in the non-stop flights). Their relationship with United must really suck. Does United get alo...Jump to post
I think wasn't mentioned so far, but LIS-DME will change to A321neoLR and LIS-TLV will increase to twice daily, also with A321neoLR.
Source is the company's own press release: https://www.tapairportugal.com/pt/media ... elease-786
WildcatYXU wrote:dfpinto wrote:It is a good addition to Austrian's network, but they're getting rid of their Q400s. If they can make Kosice work with E195, then Ostrava - with subsidies - could work as well.
VIE - KSC is currently served by CRJ900 wet leased from JP.
[...]and has at least 300,000 tourists coming annually (mostly by land).[...] Before the collapse of the communist rule the High Tatra mountains used to be a top notch tourist spot but now the region is just a sad shaddow of itself as far as commerce is concerned. With a little bit of more efforts,...Jump to post
It is a good addition to Austrian's network, but they're getting rid of their Q400s. If they can make Kosice work with E195, then Ostrava - with subsidies - could work as well.Jump to post
If I remember correctly TP dropped VCP way before AD started flying the route.
Each carrier with two flights a week to OPO, doesn't seem like too much in my modest opinion. Especially when you take into account that TP sometimes takes an A330 twice a day to VIE.Jump to post
It occurred to me that some crazy investor could try a SkyEurope 2.0 out of BTS. It is geographically in the center of Europe, thus a good location for a small regional hub. I know, it is 50km away from the bloodbath at VIE, but there's a much lower cost base in the Slovakian side of the border and ...Jump to post
There was a separate thread for the Efromovich topic and it was closed because it was already being discussed in this 2 year old 19 page thread about Alitalia. A few weeks back, in this same forum, there was a thread with at least 5 pages, only dedicated at Jetblue's switch from Coke to Pepsi... Thi...Jump to post
questions wrote:rbavfan wrote:Iluvtofly wrote:What do you mean by 4 thrones ?
Basically jetBlues front cabin without the closed suites license and marketplace & tighter seat pitch in Y cabin.
What is the Y seat pitch?
A comment from a "source familiar with the matter" is too vague to even take seriously. Hifly was one of the vultures in the demise of Germania, so my guess is that, if they are involved in the matter, they want to buy some of their frames for a very gentle price.Jump to post
Leaving this interview here: https://crankyflier.com/2019/06/03/acro ... ldo-neves/
Hopefully it answers most of the questions raised by the topic author.
Never say never, but I find East Africa very unlikely, because: - There's very little to nothing O&D market - Connecting traffic to Europe has better options without having to backtrack - A321neoLR will be focused on priority markets: thin TATL routes to East Coast (maybe a little bit MidWest) a...Jump to post
If you have flown economy class with TAP recently then a fall in the number of passengers would not surprise you. After my bad experiences (both on the ground and also in-flight) with TAP I avoid this airline like the plague. If their basic product is sub-standard then more and more passengers will...Jump to post
For instance, in the case Spain-Portugal, TAP's marketshare lowered from 42.2% to 37.5%. http://www.presstur.com/mercados/tap-cresce-menos-que-o-mercado-espanha---portugal-e-em-madrid-ate-tem-quebra-3/ TAP CRESCE MENOS QUE O MERCADO ESPANHA - PORTUGAL E EM MADRID ATÉ TEM QUEBRA Wouldn't that decrea...Jump to post
Wow, this thread escalated quickly... From a small European airline Are you sure TP is a small European airline..? It is small when you compare with the likes of LH, AF/KL or IAG. Being small is not a negative connotation. In this case it just shows how big is their achievement, for an airline with...Jump to post
Wow, this thread escalated quickly... From a small European airline announcing one random route to sex tourism and pedophilia... Anyway, I don't remember at any point TP annoucing Addis Ababa or Lima. I do know that new routes are studied and evaluated all the time. Buenos Aires is a good example. I...Jump to post
As someone said earlier though, Thomas Cook Group have stated they want the new owners of the airline to still shuttle holiday pax, so throwing TCX over to Eastern Europe would be unlikely. I’d say if it were IAG they’d play their cards with LEVEL down in Gatwick, or maybe LH with Eurowings in the ...Jump to post
From/to Sao Paulo (GRU): 1. Belem (BEL) 2. Belo Horizonte (CNF) 3. Brasilia (BSB) 4. Campo Grande (CGR) 5. Curitiba (CWB) 6. Florianópolis (FLN) 7. Fortaleza (FOR) 8. Goiânia (GYN) 9. Foz do Iguaçu Falls (IGU) 10. Londrina (LDB) 11. Manaus (MAO) 12. Porto Alegre (POA) 13. Recife (REC) 14. Salvador (...Jump to post
In theory, sounds reasonable. In practice, there are consequences to decisions like this. OS's fleet is not getting younger, and some of the long-haul frames are 26-27 years old. You either pray they don't fall out of the sky, and keep them flying, or you have to accept draw-down of the fleet=loss ...Jump to post
I remember a specific case in which the flight crew announced on the speaker that we landed 10 minutes ahead of schedule, immediately after landing, which was great news, but then it took 20 minutes to get to a the gate. My conclusion is, the flight is 10min late. So, who's right in this situation? ...Jump to post
...European airport: FNC - Madeira, Portugal ...N-American airport: ORD - Chicago ...S-American airport: CCS - Caracas ...Asian airport: SAW - Istanbul (I think it's already in Asian territory) ...African airport: N/A ...aircraft: Boeing 737-200 ...widebody aircraft: Lockheed L-1011 TriStar ...turbo...Jump to post
This is a bit late already but a few days ago, on the 24th April, TAP had 6 WBs doing European flights. Five A332 and one A343: CS-TOG TP1354/67 LIS-LHR CS-TON TP 434/3 LIS-ORY CS-TOQ TP1272/1 LIS-VIE CS-TOF TP1274/3 LIS-VIE CS-TOL TP1356/7 LIS-LHR CS-TOA TP442/1 LIS-ORY <-- A343Jump to post
I discovered that museum by accident, while driving through Germany. Like you said, it's one of a kind museum, really worth visiting. The day that I visited, the wind was a little bit strong, so it was a little nerving to be inside the planes with the wind vibrations, but it was an amazing experience.Jump to post
I am not surprised about TAP. They also have many last-minute intra-European fares all the time. When Ryanair is too expensive, there is always TAP via LIS. Unsurprisingly they hemorrhage money. It doesn't look like a very sustainable company :) Calling it unsustainable because of a few discount ca...Jump to post
It resembles the A345 that they have abandoned in Nigeria. I think CS-TFX, IIRC.Jump to post
No chance in hell that LOT is going to order any Airbus aircraft. Not only has LOT been a loyal Boeing customer since the fall of communism but the Polish Gov has better relations with the USA than with the EU. This statement is a bit paradoxical: Poland is a member of EU, so saying that they have ...Jump to post
I know this is all conjecture, but it kind of makes sense. TP needs to increase their bottom line, because (allegedly) last year didn't go so well financially. They also need a smaller rotation in Europe for a couple of their A330 between the flights to Brazil. The smaller rotation has been VIE for ...Jump to post
Hat tip to OMAAT for posting the pic: https://onemileatatime.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/JetBlue-Announcement.png And if you look at the London Tube seat fabric it’s a perfect match to the background on the email invite. https://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/london-life/the-are-4-london-landmarks...Jump to post
I assume that LOT doesn't want to open a direct war with the LH Group, so it is possible that they have some sort of agreement behind. But at the same time, LOT codeshares with LH, LX and OS. It is strange that SN is the only kid left out. If I didn't know any better, I'd say that LH is not too much...Jump to post
This will be fun to watch, they are going up against SN Brussels, their schedules are almost identical. BUD-BRU SN 123456- 06.30-08.35 LO 123456- 07.10-09.15 SN 1234567 12.15-14.15 LO 12345-7 17.25-19.30 SN 12345-7 18.00-20.00 There is also Wizz Air to consider with flights to CRL. Don't know if Ry...Jump to post
Great news for Northern Portugal and Galicia region. https://www.emirates.com/media-centre/emirates-to-launch-new-service-to-porto It is clear from their press release what is the target audience for this flight: The schedule enables travellers to easily and conveniently connect to Emirates’ flights...Jump to post
That was a very interesting read, OceanAir. I also believe that there's still of lot of unfamiliarity with the Polish reality, even within Europe. People forget that Poland is the 8th largest economy in the European Union and the largest economy in Central Europe. Since the times that certain Portug...Jump to post
EuroAtlantic and HiFly are originally Portuguese scheduled carriers (Air Zarco/Air Madeira and Air Luxor) that had to change their business in order to survive in this complicated industry. White, IIRC, was created as a charter airline by TAP and Portuguese travel agency Abreu. Nowadays owned by OMN...Jump to post
Ryanair has minimal customer service and it works well for them. I had my flight cancelled once due to an airport incident and immediately received an automated email from Ryanair with an option to re-book my flight or to get a refund. The refund was in my bank account in less than 10 days, without ...Jump to post
Jetblue gets first 220 August 2020 and will go into service in November 2020. Replacing e190 aircraft 1 for 1 till all 220 arrive. Anyone want some used e190s? I bet Neeleman snatches them up for Azul. Same cabin experience and everything. He'd just have to change the paint and they're ready to go....Jump to post
Do you know why traffic UK-Funchal is in decline? Because you can get to Alicante, Corfu, Catania, Valencia, Malta, etc., etc., etc. with less than 50£, whereas to Funchal, it'll never be less than 200£ and a kidney.
In high season, it is cheaper to get to New York or Boston than Funchal.
I've been in Portuguese domestic flights (e.g. FNC-OPO and FNC-LIS) without a single Portuguese speaking crew member in sight. Everyone made it safely to their destination. If you can't communicate with the crew, your neighbour probably can, just ask politely. If you can't communicate with your pass...Jump to post
I think there was a thread for this already.
Someone in TAP (maybe D Neeleman) mentioned that they had to bring back the "air" to the brand, because the average American seeing an ad for TAP Portugal in a New York cab wouldn't associate it with an airline.
Something is very wrong here.
Wasn't there anyone on that flight that could translate the conversation between the crew and the couple?
Isn't Cabin Crew a predominantly female profession? Is the goal to make women feel more included in one of the few areas that they are the large majority? Male VS female is increasingly understood as a social construction. Consequently, there is no need to make different uniforms. For instance, why...Jump to post