My question is how many of these changes will remain permanently? Like SYD-PER-LHR and 787 on SYD-DFW SYD-HND is likely to remain an A330 in the long term. Depends on premium loads once things start to recover, 789 would still be likely given the J, W, Y cabin like the 744 that has always flown the...Jump to post
QF Group Coronavirus Update https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media-releases/qantas-group-update-on-coronavirus-response/ Notable reductions until Mid-September - 8 A380s Grounded until September - SYD-PER-LHR to replace SYD-SIN-LHR from 20 April with B787 - BNE-ORD launch delayed til September - B...Jump to post
Wonder if negative Boeing MAX branding is having any impact on sales of Pepsi MAX? Posters here know the link to Boeing and the 737, but for the general population, is the recall simply 'MAX' and something bad? In my country, "Maxx" is the trim level of a car! Perhaps the negative brandin...Jump to post
A childhood without a broken bone can't have been a very good childhood. I'm sorry, what? You're trying to argue that severe injuries are an improvement on childhood?! Using your logic, I could say that your childhood was only good if you got measles. :banghead: Can't believe people are really too ...Jump to post
aviationaware wrote:A childhood without a broken bone can't have been a very good childhood.
That's another difference with Europe, where airlines did find a way to do this on a limited scale. Even in countries where the unions have a large influence, like France, it appeared to be possible. They agreed for Transavia France pilots to earn a lower wage than Air France pilots, however not to...Jump to post
The reason they claim it is not a "point-to-point" plane is because Paris is still a hub. A more accurate term would be "hub-to-point." Umm...when did CDG become a hub for HU? (HU is the main carrier flying all these P-P routes on 787). It's hard to argue that CKG, SZX, and XIY ...Jump to post
Either that or they cannot take local passengers on PVG-WNZ-PVG section. Otherwise, on PVG-WNZ you would have local Chinese passengers arriving into the international terminal and going through passport control (while they possibly don't even have a passport), and on WNZ-PVG, in addition to that pr...Jump to post
After the previous A358 failure, I think Airbus would prefer to wait and see if the A330neo starts to gain more traction. If the A330neo turns out to be a flop, they'll probably introduce smaller A350 variants when the time comes for a re-engine.Jump to post
Tiny lavatories aren't something people can escape by upgrading their seat. If an airline decides to inflict this upon their premium pax as well, that means people who won't take in consideration anything other than price are in fact inflicting their damage on everyone else. Also airlines need to n...Jump to post
I really wish other passengers would rebel with me and choose flights on the standard amount of room and comfort a particular airline provides, not just cost. I scold my father for going for the cheapest possible flights and then complaining about shrinking spaces. I tell him he's a part of the pro...Jump to post
Wasn't it mentioned that the current A330ceo is more efficient than the Neo on routes below a certain distance? Curious to find out how that could be offset...Jump to post
What's the point of D7 getting narrowbodies when their parent company have plenty of them? I thought they were created to operate widebodies only. Long and thin routes can be flown by AK's A321LR instead. My assumption is that if the conversion goes through, the newly-converted aircraft will be tra...Jump to post
There's nothing that can be done, airlines and their crew members love sleeping pax for the reasons I mentioned in reply #71, also a significant number of pax are either nervous flyers or too dumb to appreciate the aerial views. All that means is that the world doesn't revolve around you. There's n...Jump to post
but on other aircraft if it's not sleeping time I reopen my window after they walk away. I don't pay for a window seat to close my window in the middle of the day! So in other words, you're mad because flight attendants are gaining the power to enforce the rules? Instead of asking them not to enfor...Jump to post
TWA902fly wrote:Interesting. Do they expect LAX to be a more premium market? Or is the 300-mile flight difference exactly the efficiency cut off between the regular and ULR models?
The crew-override feature allows the crew to dim the windows any time they want, which they do very often, many airlines are abusing this feature. More sleeping pax = Less workload for the cabin crew and reduced expenses for the airline, less food and drinks consumed, etc..., I only close the shade...Jump to post
Didn't you write something like "more comfort is available for those who pay for it"? While I stated "more comfort is available for those who simply choose 2-4-2 seating instead of 3-3-3." But people aren't willing to do that if the more comfortable flight is more expensive. Tha...Jump to post
The reason why I'm not a fan of AA is the fact that their future long haul fleet will be almost exclusively 787, my least favorite airliner ever, as a window seat fiend I'd tolerate everything, except the crew dimming my window against my will, that's why I always avoid the 787. That's an AA proble...Jump to post
Damn, stop applauding this 787, it's fine just for the airlines which makes more money squeezing you like in a tuna can but better consuming fuel. :roll: In case you didn't realise, companies need money to survive, and they need tuna can seating to achieve this. Why shouldn't efficiency be applauded?Jump to post
"But...but...it's a 9 abreast 787! The passengers should be avoiding the aircraft in droves!" (sarcasm)Jump to post
I will put up with higher price, miltiple layovers, unconvenient schedule just to not fly this thing. All of that, just so that you can look out the window?! (and let's not forget, the crew can still instruct you to close the shades on other aircraft.) You do you, but don't be mad when airlines sti...Jump to post
c933103 wrote:...this flight departed from HKG and as such should be an international flight...
AVENSAB727 wrote:Any updates whether this could affect IAH-SYD, is it possible that UA would axe it to add in a 2nd daily SFO-SYD?
DEN/AKL DEN/anywhere on Australian east coast, ie. BNE, SYD, MEL The problem is that DEN is a "hot and high" airport, so getting an aircraft from there to Australia is more difficult than flying it from LAX or SFO, or even DFW or IAH. plenty of A340-500s & -600s around that could sure...Jump to post
DEN/anywhere on Australian east coast, ie. BNE, SYD, MEL
Devilfish wrote:RJMAZ wrote:The 767 fuselage is too wide for 7 abreast and too narrow for 8 abreast.
Which passengers love!
A380MSN004 wrote:what the point with this fly at rear of the cabin
OA940 wrote:If they can get the 778 to the range of the 77L they are golden.
I'm gonna go ahead and say if you're the 52nd reply, I don't think the post is a duplicate at that point.
I'm also thinking with the KE JV that SEA is done as far as more Nonstops to Asia and DTW-HKG is now pretty redundant as HKG can not be reached through ICN from most every major city in the USA they may even drop SEA-HKG now because it's more effective to use KE to get US based passengers to HKG as...Jump to post
Honestly, I'd say that this MU special livery is perfectly fine. I don't see any problems with it. Most of the other ones mentioned are also good enough in my eyes. As an ULCC, tacky and cheap is likely precisely what Spirit wishes to convey - so it's obviously working :lol: (the lettering is black ...Jump to post
B-HNL, the very first 777 ever built I thought N777UA was the first 777 to be built? I'm a little surprised that DL hasn't switched over to 10-across yet in their 777s, given that everyone else has. Anyone know why not? Just a desire for a better pax experience out of the goodness of their hearts? ...Jump to post
QF1 has always been SYD-LHR, but the midway point has changed over the years. (currently DXB)Jump to post
Headline articles in all the papers with videos, and videos in the tv news, I'm not sure what more you want: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11829230 "Air New Zealand says goodbye to the Dreamliner of its time" http://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/news/910...Jump to post
This whole incident has got me thinking about how at the end of the day, modesty standards are inherently arbitrary. I've seen a few mentions of leggings being "tacky" and "inappropriate," but I honestly don't see how this is the case, since leggings do cover up the required area...Jump to post
If the 778 is discontinued, A.net will be filled with daily threads asking when the 778 (or 77L) will be brought back. There will also be lengthy debates as to whether the A350 ULR can comfortably operate SFO-DEL, JNB-ATL, and AKL-DOH.
It will be the 757 and MOM all over again.