You all are sharing valid reasons for why flights do go ahead, however I am intrigued by the OPs example. QR 787 on BKK route. I myself have flown this route on the QR 77W and when I was on it it had 8 pax on entire aircraft. QR I believe fly something like 6 flights a day to BKK. There is a 787 and...Jump to post
Ishrion wrote:Really surprised they’re going with a 772 so quickly... was expecting something smaller honestly.
I'd be interested to know where the 77W frames will come from? I am assuming LAXHND which will down gauge to 789?Jump to post
I'd like to see it in a real-life photo. Are there any picture of the two aircraft at the event today in CPH? It does look good though. There weren't any aircraft at the event in CPH. They haven't been painted yet. They are still in Hamburg and Toulouse. Ah ok, I thought the 320 Neo and 350 were go...Jump to post
This absolutely wont be part of this announcement, but would AA ever consider a 789 ORD-HKG? Seems like HKG is one of the more profitable APAC cities. 789 might be a good right size aircraft to fly and bring an Asian flight back to ORD?Jump to post
So AA is going from 5x daily to 3x daily on JFK SFO? Surely they need to keep the frequency to compete?Jump to post
From following the #antielab on Twitter, it appears the Airport is shut again. The protesters are violating the human rights of those who wish to travel. Preventing me from exiting the country is a violation of my human rights. The protesters are protesting at the airport peacefully to raise awaren...Jump to post
QR816 DOH-HKG is turning around over Bangladesh.... looks like most CX flights airborne are continuing on to HKG. The closure may be more to do with potential compromise to airside because of the protests. Hope it is this, not that they plan to fire tear gas into the terminal to disperse. Most fligh...Jump to post
What are the prospects of additional CX service to HKG? CX already upgraded the MAN flight to 35K, wondering if there is possibility for additional capacity with a second frequency? An evening departure/early evening arrival into HKG could provide some additional connection opportunities to AUS/NZ. ...Jump to post
Interesting news.... I wonder where the 2 spare A330s will come from (assuming VS will operate the A330) ? Or will this be growth enabled by the A350s?Jump to post
dampfnudel wrote:AA1457, MIA-LGA, a 737 MAX 8, just diverted to JFK. Anyone know why?
I’m really shocked to see the US and FAA continue to allow the MAX to fly. There is clearly enough initial evidence (or lack of) to make governments and agencies around the world ground this plane while we figure out the problem. Even if that is to say the incidents aren’t related and they can fly a...Jump to post
This is exciting news. By late 2019 AA will start receiving more 787-8 - a great replacement for some of those TATL 767 PHL flights.
This will finally give AA a good product in ZRH market, and with the 788 a low premium configuration it makes sense to use this on MAN and the 332 elsewhere.
What is the possibly of CX going more than daily on their flights to and from Manchester and London Gatwick? They already serve Heathrow 5x daily and is it likely too that they will add more frequencies if slot weren't a problem? If I remember correctly, they acquired QF's and NZ's slots when they ...Jump to post
No pilots based in PHX are A330 qualified. I doubt that matters. Someone said above this could be a swap for RDU. RDU doesn’t exactly have a crew base either. If something like PHX to LHR did happen it wouldn’t surprise me if it was on a 772 or 787 as the flight (and possibly crew) would operate as...Jump to post
I get them moving LAS to LHR. There is too much capacity and competition at the moment. It’s ironic as BA have just added back LGW-LAS. I think a smaller aircraft and out of LHR will help them improve yield on the route - just hope they can fill that larger premium cabin. I am surprised they are dro...Jump to post
I am always skeptical of these clams by Delta including no 'mainline cancellations' in the past. I recall a DL MSP-LHR flight delayed over 24 hours. It eventually arrived at LHR past curfew over a day late. In most normal circumstances that flight would be deemed cancelled. DL extended the delay in ...Jump to post
If BA can operate daily to ISB with a decent plane and a decently priced ticket, there will be no way for EK and PK to compete. PK no, but EK will definitely be able to compete, although if BA doesn't screw this up with a shitty plane and overpriced ticket, then it will have the nonstop advantage. ...Jump to post
Hello, Can anyone give any information and context to the LATAM A350 fleet and where these are being deployed to from Brazil? I know several are leased out to Qatar Airways at the moment. Is the plan to bring them back into the fleet? I am also wondering specifically if they are to replace the 77W f...Jump to post
This is less about product alignment and more about product enhancement in order for DL VS to offer better J products across both airlines. I don't think DL's 767 get a great rep and they are up against the likes of AA's J etc. If DL want to be a player on LHR JFK they need a better product - especi...Jump to post
I think it's important to look at the whole picture when assessing a potential new BA destination in the US. I think this discussion is too weighted to the US side/demand of things. We need to take into account the UK/EU end of the route. I think most or all of the cities mentioned in this thread (P...Jump to post
I am really impressed with ACs expansion recently - those 787s really have transformed the routes the airline is willing to open and operate. Great stuff! Can someone clarify the LHR expansion from YVR? I thought AC had previously expanded LHR to double daily or was that only seasonal or already red...Jump to post
pasu129 wrote:DUB-HKT? Who's going to Thailand via HKG?
This is exactly what I was thinking. BA should end the LAS-LHR route and shift the flight permanently to LGW (can run two a day if necessary). That would then open a precious LHR slot for BA to use elsewhere. Why is it a given the LAS is a poor performer? No, what we are saying is it makes no sense...Jump to post
continental004 wrote:It's that colonial legacy, y'all
Great to see more long haul BA expansion from LGW! YYZ seems like a good option to capture extra peak summer demand and compete with Air Transat/West Jet/Air Canada Rouge whilst keeping the LHR services more premium. LAS also seems sensible -it's good for BA to serve this market from both LHR and LG...Jump to post
If say the rumors on the other forum are true about PEK, DPS, and DUS dropping at the expense of CPH, BRU, and DFW/DUB, then how does CX rearrange its fleet utilization and scheduling? PEK and DPS are typically A330/773 whereas the three rumored additions all require either a 77W or 350. Where do t...Jump to post
1: B.... 2: C.... 3: D.... (this country can't make beer!!) People said it is DFW,,,,, By the way, PEK and DPS will be transfer to KA and LGW will transfer to LHR, Where has the rumour of CX moving the LGW to LHR come from? I don't think that is likely. CX have been successful at LGW and have incre...Jump to post
Ok, news is CX will terminate 3 destinations and add 3 new ones. - Destinations being terminated are 1 in China, 1 in SE Asia and 1 in Europe. - 3 New Destinations are Bxxxxxxx, Cxxxxxxxxx and Dxxxxx. Let the speculation begin! YLWbased CX will likely only really terminate one destination and that ...Jump to post
While the flights might mainly transport Chinese tourists, I think this assessment is wrong. We are talking about service to huge cities here. Way larger than London actually. The 1.3 billion Chinese people are not only living in Beijing and Shanghai. City & inhabitants: Qingdao 9,046,200 Xi'an...Jump to post
In don't think this is possible as presented in the press release. DL already ownes 49% of VS, thus reaching the maximum allowed ownership under EU rules. Then DL cannot own more of VS indirectly via AF/KL. :? DL is not changing the percentage of ownership in VS. This will remain at the maximum of ...Jump to post
Are the cabin crew also from QR?Jump to post
I saw a UA 77W on Saturday at BOS. They certainly are flying around the system.
LHR has seen them on occasion from different hubs, but what is the likelihood of LHR becoming a permanent route - at least in the summertime, on say SFO-LHR? This is currently operated by 744 during the summer months.
The VS 744 is temporary back at LHR due to a temporary aircraft shortage as a result of a 787-9 tech and an A340-600 tech. The only slack in VS fleet right now is the 744 fleet which is why on occasion one is ferried over to LHR when aircraft go tech. This is separate to A330 refit which has had min...Jump to post
Cathay Pacific increase HKG-MAN to 6 weekly from Dec 3rd. Flights run every day bar Wednesday. Confirmed and bookable, -—————––———— Ryanair to serve MAN-FRA 6 weekly from October 29th, in addition to the Seville and Cologne new routes. —————————— Hainan increase PEK-MAN to 5 weekly from May 4th,mwh...Jump to post
I saw it on parked on a remote stand at LGA as I flew out of there on Sunday. Didn't look like it was in long term storage or anything, just parked up. surely it is not the cheapest airport to park the plane... assuming its been there a while if there were sightings last month.Jump to post
CX is actually double daily going to 17x weekly with 3 extra flights a week on the A350 to HKGJump to post
It is interesting how active CX is getting in EMEA: Manchester, London-Gatwick, Dusseldorf, Madrid and now Tel Aviv. It seems they are lauching more routes than the ME3! They needed to. Prior to recent Europe expansion, CX footprint was fairly small compared to other Chinese/Asian carriers. TLV is ...Jump to post
AY is already on the 5x weekly plan. Found myself on one of these planes the other day, and the gate staff indicated that this is what they're doing. Is this a 2x3hr short roundtrip to employ the aircraft during an otherwise unusable slot in the timetable? Or their incoming A350 rate is too hight f...Jump to post
Just curious, why did BA stop se vying MNL or did not resume services to MNL even PR started their own direct flights? There's a sizeable Filipino population in the U.K as well as growing numbers of Brits visiting the Philippines. PR started MNL-LHR in November 2013 initially 3/4x a week (not sure)...Jump to post