neomax wrote:Why does such a switch even exist in the first place? I assume this would only be used when descending below a certain altitude instead of ascending above it.
I believe you're incorrect about no security rescreening when connecting international to domestic, unless you're talking about a flight which precleared at its origin (DUB for instance). I was talking about TSA screening after you clear customs. Once you clear customs you are cleared onto your con...Jump to post
This just makes too much sense to not happen eventually. And yeah, concentrate operations in DWC, new terminal may be a mistake in retrospect...Though a high speed rail line from AUH to Dubai could easily make it viable as a secondary option for Dubai as well. That could future proof capacity for de...Jump to post
I don't have the numbers, and I didn't mean to say there was no O/D demand. What I was trying to say was that the O/D demand is so much less than the connecting demand that locals have to deal with inconvenient schedules. And yes, when I was talking about inconvenient times for local connections. If...Jump to post
So I have a question about PHL. How much does trucking the fuel, rather than having a distributed system add to the cost of operating?
If AA wants to really grow there, will they eventually just have to bite the bullet and fund installation of a central distribution system?
The things that make US hub really stands out for me is the fact that airports like ATL or DFW are not exactly located in "1st tier" city (Think NYC, LA, Chicago), yet they're the largest hub for DL and AA, respectively. It's one thing to have a hub in secondary cities (PRC carriers does ...Jump to post
I wonder if Level would be interested in starting flights from MAD to be able to get connections from IB. Seems like it might be interesting for some low yield destinations like CUN and take on UX directly. Could even do good to replace some frequencies to Ecuador that's largely VFR to be able to de...Jump to post
Just to further the point. The banks at the ME3 are around 2AM to show how little O/D demand is. It works out that a lot of the time, people flying locally just have to deal with getting to the airport at 1AM because so much more of the demand is sixth freedom flying. Even works that way for some co...Jump to post
If they want premium long-haul passengers they will need to upgrade the passenger experience. I hadn't flown from there for years until I passed through in January and was shocked at what a run-down and crowded dump it is. Not as bad as Luton, but bad all the same. There's a pretty big catchment ar...Jump to post
Starting in August is a little late, particularly for BOS, interestingly this is essentially a replacement for the defunct UX flight from 2017. IB has had this Route all to themselves along with Level from BCN, but another week, another PF flight. I am a bit sceptical about BOS. As you mentioned, U...Jump to post
For LIS-MAD line... I would not waste 2 cents on thinking about it. Let's say you build a HS rail from LIS to the Spanish border. What for? Then what...? Given how updated, modern, comfortable and reliable (pun intended) the train is from Badajoz-Extremadura to Madrid-Chamartin. They have most of t...Jump to post
The 767s are ratty, but I really don't mind that much given the shorthaul nature. I agree that it can be a nice break from a narrowbody Airbus.
The old 777s and 747 fleet on the other hand. I'll be sad to not see the queen parked at T5 anymore, but will be very happy I won't have to fly in them.
Do we know/guess/has it been announced where the next 350s will be deployed? (I am hoping Chicago!) Next year IB is sending the A330 to JFK....and the idea is sending the A350 to S.America......the candidate number one is SCL JFK already has 350 service from IB. Makes sense with 2 frames since they...Jump to post
Let me climb back on to my soapbox again. Clearly the US3 do not realize that competition is good for their bottom line. This is demonstrably true. Evidence: 1) The hubs that have closed in the USA have not closed because LCC/ULCCs ran the legacies out (CVG/PIT/CLE/etc), they closed because the US3...Jump to post
Man, I just can't believe how much hate is spat at Norwegian on this forum! It seems as if people really want to see it fold. And you would wanna think this was an "enthusiast's" forum!!! I don't think there is so much hate (though I won't deny it can be seen from time to time) but more a...Jump to post
I feel like there's too much synergy to only take commercial aviation.
Why wouldn't airbus just buy up all of BBD aviation and get into the corporate jet game, too? They could really optimize engineering teams and procurement to get the cost down on them.
I think this is very underwhelming, the question is just how much cash pressure is Norwegian under? If they have to sell the planes fast to shore up their liquidity, they may have to sell at a fair discount. I hope they were at least operationally cash positive for Q3 (because if not now...very litt...Jump to post
CX has now cancelled all flights to KIX tomorrow (Sep 5) and the red-eye HKG-KIX on Sep 6 as well, apparently not anticipating the airport to be re-opened until Thurs mid-day the earliest. The flooding at the apron looks very deep. News report also said underground facilities such as the train stat...Jump to post
Is there any inclination about how the structure of IAG will have to change as it's a Spanish company that owns a UK airline? IAG structure does not need to change but the ownership of BA will. IAG will own 49% of the holding company that owns BA so that BA stays majority British-owned. EU law says...Jump to post
Will they really be able to get work permits for Captains without EU passports. In Ireland any job that makes over 60,000€ per year is automatically eligible for a visa. Visa policy is dictated by country and not EU wide. basically any industry which has the ear of the Department of Enterprise, Tra...Jump to post
To the already tight market for pilots in Argentina (with Norwegian, Flybondi, Avianca and LASA hiring) a newcomer is arriving; Ryanair. I am not sure if they are planning similar events in other countries in the region. https://s22.postimg.cc/ts8bt8vb5/Ryanair-_Roadshow-_Argentina.jpg Interesting ...Jump to post
Yeah, this is not a discussion about immigration and unless it will specifically be about how they will be flying to/from the UK after E-Day. Regardless the fear I'm seeing here just seems to be an echo from history of only a century ago among. While clearly even the worst case scenario for Brexit i...Jump to post
I want the flight to last as long as possible regardless of the aircraft as I thoroughly enjoy being 35,000 feet in the air looking out of the window for the full duration of the flight Eh, some long sectors can get old pretty fast. 8 hours into a 14 hour flight recently and I realized I still had ...Jump to post
I was away for the weekend, so sorry for starting a contentious subject and abandoning it. But I would think that the likes of FR and U2 need to be making planning decisions for Summer '19 schedule now as far as where to put their fleet, where they need crew, etc... U2 will need to know exactly how ...Jump to post
This route seems especially good since if oil prices go up, that's generally a boost to commodities in general which increases demand between LHR and WA. Though, admittedly, they don't seem to be moving in lock step now with oil going up so there is certainly a risk there.Jump to post
I found this thread.
and a few others. But I feel things were a lot more speculative (and I realize they still are) and now no-deal is at the very least a 50/50 option if not the probable option at this point.
So I know this topic has been covered and has been beaten to death, but it's truly of massive importance and this week it appears no-deal is a very serious possibility with the government officially advising private businesses to prepare for a no-deal Brexit. Worth remembering that no-deal is the de...Jump to post
I'm curious how confident their fleet planning group can be given the lack of any idea of what the post Brexit environment will look like. Smaller orders sure, but a big order suggests you have some confidence of how things will look. No professional in his right mind is falling for this Brexit pan...Jump to post
For anyone not reading the article, the checks were mailed without proper signatures.
Does a check "bouncing" mean something different in the UK? In the US, it's pretty exclusively for insufficient funds from the payer.
Just as a more general idea, maintenance is very heavy on manhours so finding places where you can get a qualified workforce that can work for relatively cheap as well as high-skilled managers makes a good maintenance base. Lufthansa Technik has bases in Malta, Philippines, Puerto Rico for these rea...Jump to post
United commented to the Chicago Tribune on the ORD-Asia market following the AA announcement. American’s biggest competitor at O’Hare, United Airlines, said its service between Chicago and Asia continues to meet expectations. “We are pleased with the performance of our flights between Chicago and A...Jump to post
Wow, and I just saw BA is increasing PHX-LHR, that's a lot of capacity growth. Seems clear there was just a large strategy meeting of the JV with the AY annoucement for LAX and all this out of AA as well. Should we expect some announcements/changes from IB and BA as well? Is DFW-DUB a sign that EI w...Jump to post
I think the biggest issue for Spanish holiday airports this year was that it has been hot and sunny across N. Europe this summer. Yes economy is growing in Madrid and international business is slowly concentrating there. Yet to be seen if there will be a long term Montréal effect from businesses mov...Jump to post
If I was a wealthier man traveling from NYC-LA I would book the qantas flight one way and another carrier back, ditching my connection to Australia and simply walking out of the airport after the JFK-LAX flight. What's to stop me from doing that if I choose? The fact that you'd need two one ways an...Jump to post
Doesn't Volaris run a DEN-PDX tag?Jump to post
Honestly, I'm kind of shocked they added PIT and not to a country governed by an existing bilateral rather than EU wide agreement as is the case with the US. There is a very real possibility of Bermuda II coming back in 7 months time which would be a disaster for BA. Everyone seems to be discounting...Jump to post
If this crisis will escalate that air space will be blocked, All Saudi flights to the US will be affected. Saudi Arabia used this act against Qatar and for many years against Israel. Looking at the map (Google maps now has a globe which makes this much easier for those who didn't know). It looks li...Jump to post
The buying of shares was just meant to force Norwegian to the table. Norwegian is still clearly not interested so makes sense to offload. They can always go back and do the whole dance over again or just entertain talks without the shares involved at all. I still see this as far from over as I still...Jump to post
Will/ Is it commercially feasable for Airbus to change the cookpit layout of CS serious? If yes, their "common control logic" can gain many sales from large airlines as their WB pilots can fly all the way from CS100 to A321. "When announcing the deal, Airbus Chief Executive Officer T...Jump to post
Also, MAD isn't slot limited, so while the natural connection to Latin America is there and should be pushed, there's no reason to limit other potential markets. YYZ would be another good TATL get soon (though AC already serves the route). As far as the talk about direct flights to MNL, while there ...Jump to post
https://www.thespainreport.com/articles ... on-airbase
First indications seem to be a loss of power.
It's a bad week for Spanish military aviation.
IMHO this is a reflection of the fact that BBD is going to run out of cash again in the next 24 months trying to get the C-Series up and running. The problem for the C-Series with both Boeing and Airbus if they bought would be you need to stretch it and then build it at a high rate to keep it price...Jump to post