David Neeleman's fifth startup airline, known so far as 'Moxy,' will become Breeze Airways when it launches domestic point-to-point flights between underserved US markets with a fleet of 60 Airbus A220-300s. The new airline is currently applying for its Air Operating Certificate with the FAA and the...Jump to post
The first Delta Boeing 767-400(ER) to feature the carrier's latest DeltaOne Business Class product has completed interior modifications in Guangzhou, China. New cabin configuration: • 34 DeltaOne suites • 20 Premium Select • 28 Comfort • 156 Main Cabin This is a tremendous upgrade to what's availabl...Jump to post
Here's a pretty good forecast of what's coming ahead at the show:
https://airwaysmag.com/paris-air-show/p ... to-expect/
Boeing will have a terrible time. I wouldn't want to be sitting in front of hundreds of headline-hungry journalists asking about 737 MAX and 777X delay.
Interesting. A Dutch COO who ditches Aeromexico to join Avianca as CEO.
Article in English: https://airwaysmag.com/airlines/avianca ... s-new-ceo/
I hate press interviews like this "We spent a lot of time, days, weeks and months to come up with the name......Boeing Brazil" like really? There are soooo many things that are wrong with this name choice. And they're forgetting that Embraer is like a religion in Brazil. People LOVE Embra...Jump to post
Looks like that awful name choice was consensual. John Slattery said, “we did quite an extensive process to figure out the name Boeing Brasil.” After months of deliberation, Boeing released a new title for Embraer’s commercial aviation division. The name, Boeing Brasil – Commercial, represents a gro...Jump to post
It’s been a busy day in Toulouse. After Delta’s first Airbus A330-900neo took off on its maiden flight, Etihad’s first A350-1000 followed suit! The Etihad -1000 looks insanely beautiful. Too bad the airline is only committing to taking delivery of 5 planes out of the 20 it had ordered. Here are the ...Jump to post
FA9295 wrote:Does Alaska not already do this with other long-haul partner airlines?
Very surprising undertaking. This is the first time Alaska Airlines has ever embarked on the long-haul ticket selling venture. https://airwaysmag.com/airlines/alaska-big-leagues-long-haul-australia/ The airline will put its AS code on flights from Los Angeles (LAX) to Brisbane (BNE) and Melbourne (M...Jump to post
Here's a full trip report of today's flight for those interested:
https://airwaysmag.com/flight-review/de ... inaugural/
I'm so bummed. I was supposed to be on that flight but on JAN31. Stupid government shutdown.
I'm actually booked to fly on Friday CCS MIA with AA. Worried sick. However, the acting president, Juan Guaido, sent out a letter to all the embassies in Venezuela asking them not to leave. If the Trump administration officially recognizes Guaido as the official President of Venezuela, then Maduro's...Jump to post
In an interview published by Airways Magazine, the airline's CEO said that with the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, nonstop flights between Papeete and Paris might happen soon. https://airwaysmag.com/interview/air-tahiti-nui/ According to him, this flight would beat the current SIN-EWR flight as the longes...Jump to post
Beautiful plane! The first Delta A330-900neo has rolled out of the paint shop.
https://airwaysmag.com/airlines/first-d ... -rollsout/
The plane is still missing its engines. But it sure looks beautiful!
Any ideas on potential delivery dates?
What a mess of an airline. Right before taking the 3 ex-Primera Air A321neos to the paint shop, looks like Alitalia's new management froze the deal.
https://airwaysmag.com/airlines/alitali ... neo-order/
What kind of fines are we talking about here?
Great news for the Bombairbus A220!
The plane is now certified for ETOPS 180 flights by EASA, FAA, and Transport Canada.
https://airwaysmag.com/manufacturer/air ... -approval/
Time to daydream JetBlue's first transatlantic flight on their new A220s
The Joon adventure is rapidly coming to an end. According to an internal memo from the UNAC syndicate, the low-cost spinoff that was conceived as a millennial-targeted airline will be reabsorbed into Air France. https://airwaysmag.com/airlines/joon-no-more-absorbed-into-air-france/ Way to go, Ben Sm...Jump to post
At last! LATAM will upgrade its cabin products. The airline will spend +$400 million retrofitting old 767s and newer 777/787/A350s with the new product. https://airwaysmag.com/airlines/photos-latam-airlines-unveils-new-cabin-products/ This is a huge upgrade for Latin America's market. Can't wait to ...Jump to post
A Brussels Airlines Airbus A330-223, performing flight SN358 from Kinshasa to Brussels, suffered failures on both engines at different stages of its journey. As the aircraft reached its cruising altitude of 40,000ft over Algerian airspace, the number-one engine failed. The flight crew managed to re-...Jump to post
Horton and Vahidi are both incredibly capable individuals. They steered American out of bankruptcy and it would have been viable as a standalone carrier. They also worked to transform the product, introducing an excellent new long-haul Business Class, a competitive First Class cabin about the 777-3...Jump to post
I'm super impressed they recruited three industry heavyweights: Tom Horton, former Chairman/CEO of American Airlines; William Shaw, Founder and former CEO of VivaColombia; and Virasb Vahidi, former CCO of American Airlines. I respect Tom and Virasb dearly. Excellent people. I'm sure the project is s...Jump to post
Very interesting. This is their fifth North American gateway.
8 long-haul routes with 5 A330s. How feasible is that from an operational point of view?
All Business Class airline La Compagnie will launch nonstop Newark - Nice flights next summer, right after it receives its new A321neos. This route is already served by Delta via JFK. Link: https://airwaysmag.com/airlines/la-compagnie-announces-nice-new-york-flights-summer-2019/ This is a very smart...Jump to post
This developed quickly! In what has been a very agitated post-Skyteam departure for Guangzhou-based China Southern (CZ), the much-expected codeshare agreement with American Airlines (AA) has been signed. Talk about a love affair! Link: https://airwaysmag.com/airlines/china-southern-american-airlines...Jump to post
Very interesting move. Here's some interesting insight from a Norwegian's spokesman. Looks like they're after some higher yields and business traffic out of MIA.
https://airwaysmag.com/airlines/norwegi ... expansion/
Here are some cool photos along with details from the event in Toulouse:
https://airwaysmag.com/airlines/first-a ... ivery-tap/
The cabin looks wonderful. Very welcoming!
Bad news for the Northern Ireland economy and workers. Bombardier to cut 490 jobs in that country. The Canadian planemaker continues its progressive exit from the aviation sector by cutting +5,000 jobs. Northern Ireland has 4,000 employees, of which 25% work on the A220 wings program. Bombardier pla...Jump to post
United has become the world's first operator of all three variants in the 787 Dreamliner family today after taking delivery of the first 787-10. According to the airline, it is the first of 14 Boeing 787-10s that will be joining United’s fleet in the next few years. They're now the 3rd operator of ...Jump to post
United has become the world's first operator of all three variants in the 787 Dreamliner family today after taking delivery of the first 787-10. According to the airline, it is the first of 14 Boeing 787-10s that will be joining United’s fleet in the next few years. They're now the 3rd operator of t...Jump to post
Today in Atlanta, Delta invited a selected group of media to present its newest jet, the Bombairbus A220 :duck: The plane looks great. Much like any other Delta narrowbody, which is a testament to the airline's consistency on hard product. I love the fact that the plane kept the CSeries placard on t...Jump to post
At last! Delta Air Lines has taken delivery of its long-awaited Airbus A220-100, formerly known as Bombardier CSeries CS100. The Atlanta-based airline is the largest A220-100 customer, with a firm order for 75 aircraft. With this delivery, Delta becomes the first airline in America to operate the Ca...Jump to post
Flying AA is a burden. I've struggled to retain my Gold status with them just to have the ability to choose a main cabin extra seat at no extra cost 24 hours before the trip. But other than that, it's a really crappy airline, tight seats, often hostile FAs... And God forbid I'll never come across on...Jump to post
The first Airbus A350-1000 for Virgin Atlantic has seen the sunlight at the Airbus final assembly line in Toulouse, France. The engine-less aircraft, carrying the manufacturing serial number MSN274, will bear the registration G-VLUX when delivered to the British carrier. Virgin Atlantic will become ...Jump to post
The first direct flights between mainland Australia and the United Kingdom have been a major success, according to a report published by Geoffrey Thomas at The West Australian. The load factors have been splendid, with an average load of 92% per flight. I wonder how profitable it is? Full article he...Jump to post
At last! Air France has unveiled to the world the looks of its new Airbus A330 Premium Economy and Coach cabins. The Business Class cabin will be presented to the world next month in a Fashion Show in Paris. This is superb news. Especially for those of us who fly this plane often. Also, the old plan...Jump to post
Looks like Air Italy has just closed a very successful first summer season. The airline launched in June with long-haul flights to JFK and MIA, following BKK and in October BOM and DEL. https://airwaysmag.com/airlines/air-italy-reports-90-load-factors-during-first-summer/ The airline reports 90% of ...Jump to post
More info on what he said here:
https://airwaysmag.com/airlines/turkish ... australia/
The first Airbus A220-100 (former Bombardier CSeries CS100) for Delta Air Lines has rolled out of the paint shop at the Bombardier assembly line in Mirabel, Canada. https://airwaysmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/44623697892_91b7a51701_k.jpg The manufacturer claims that the plane will now move to ...Jump to post
In an internal memo, American Airlines (AA) confirmed that its fleet of 23 Boeing 767-300(ER)s will be phased out in 2021. Ryan Travis, Managing Director of Fleet Planning at AA, confirmed that “The 767 will retire in early 2021 as new 787s arrive.” Currently, AA operates 24 767-300(ER)s, the oldest...Jump to post
Nice way to go vintage here... Gatwick's Flight Display Screens went offline after a Vodafone glitch caused them to go black. The airport's staff is updating all flight times through the use of a whiteboard. Flights are departing on time, so that says a lot about their efforts to keep the airport ru...Jump to post
Iberia and Quito continue to have a troubled relationship. Last Saturday, one of the airline's A340-600s coming in from Madrid had a hard landing that resulted in damage to main landing gear. A video shows how the plane smashes onto the runway and then goes around. https://airwaysmag.com/airlines/ib...Jump to post
Delta's CEO, Ed Bastian, interviewed by Airways Magazine today. Few takeaways: - "You compare us to our biggest competitors, American and United. The reason why we have the margin advantage that we have, despite paying the best profit sharing in the industry, is we have the revenue to sustain i...Jump to post
Here are some photos and details. This is ridiculous.
https://airwaysmag.com/airlines/alitali ... king-over/
Air Italy launched its first international flight from Milan-Malpensa to New York JFK yesterday with its ex-Qatar A330. The plane landed this morning in Malpensa with a 95% load factor. Curious fact: Both Alitalia and Air Italy flights to Milan depart at the same time. Alitalia passengers queued up ...Jump to post
According to Lufthansa,"Blue is our leading color as it primarily expresses “premium.” Yellow takes over very specific other functions – in interaction on board, at the airports or in the app." Full interview here: https://airwaysmag.com/airlines/exclusive-interview-lufthansa-explains-its-...Jump to post
He's being misrepresented as an "Aviation Analyst" and going on BBC and other media and being feted as such. Actually he has never worked in the industry and in no fair minded way is he analyst. he's a rich kid who's daddy paid his way through life to fly up front in airlinersn and as a m...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/reffado" class="quote" target="_blank">reffado</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>I don't think they can delay delivery of the...Jump to post
I've had my fair load of problems with adults snoaring like pigs about to be slaughtered than screaming kids in Business Class.
Actually, the ratio of snoaring, rude, loud, overt-the-top nouveau-riche passengers in biz class to annoying kids it's probably 20 to 1.