I like a lot Emirates' 2004 "Keep Discovering" adds. They are classy without being flashy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Y1_J_S-3h8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HS5tbTn7_C4 I can relate so much with the 2nd ads. I was the only non-European student in my master program in Sweden and ...Jump to post
If I was onboard, I'd be more freaked out by the Fast & Furious 10: Schiphol Drift stuff that they did when vacating the runway than the actual landing. Or was it just an optical illusion?Jump to post
Just wondering, since freighter aircraft are allowed to carries dangerous items, shouldn't the cockpit be equipped with some sort of escape mechanism in case of unrecoverable incident like this happens in flight? Maybe some sort of an escape pod, ejection seats, or at least parachutes? It maybe unpr...Jump to post
Although I was just a 5th grader at the time, I still remember the time when SQ launched the LAS route. They promoted it heavily on the Discovery Channel (at least here in Asia, not sure if it was the same program elsewhere) with a week of special program about Vegas and SQ's ads in between. From my...Jump to post
What is Garuda Indonesia doing in Brazil? GA8800 from Amsterdam https://fr24.com/GIA8800/2464294e First time ever IIRC. Evacuation flight for Brazilians in ASEAN. The routing was HAN-BKK-KNO-AMS-GRU, AMS replaced DOH as tech-stop after the Qatari government denied the request because "they did...Jump to post
Found this on another forum: Garuda Indonesia will fly to Brazil for the first time on a special flight The airline Garuda Indonesia will make its first operation to Brazil next week, on a special repatriation flight. The Brazilian Embassy in Bangkok reported today (09/4) that it hired the company t...Jump to post
Please pardon my ignorance, but what market does this Oceania-S.America caters? Is it mainly VFR or is there a large business ties between the two region? Because the routes has a strict regulation to operate that requires a significant investment (e.g. keeping the A342 or etops 330), so there must ...Jump to post
Indonesia has just announced the first confirmed case, involving 2 Indonesians who were in contact with the 2 Japanese that were diagnosed with Corona earlier in Malaysia. No news from the aviation side yet, but those a-hole reseller already marked up the price of alcohol handrub by 300% just hours ...Jump to post
Does it have something to do with the air circulation system? Because the smell tends to be stronger from those personal air vents and you can notice it during boarding after it spent sometime without many people in it. I don't think that food or bodily odour plays a role in this, because all of the...Jump to post
Didn't saw this being posted here, but the Indonesian airport authority twitter account has just announced the suspension of Indonesia - China service. Also a 44 years old Indonesian woman has been diagnosed with the corona in Singapore, which is worrying since she's never been to China.Jump to post
Not sure if I remember correctly, but someone said that DUS catchment area is the NRW which is the biggest in Germany. I remember that DUS is only around 1-2 hrs from Köln, Bonn, Dortmund, etc. so it kinda made sense that NH fly there. As for VIE and ZRH, I think they are the kind of city that have ...Jump to post
Speaking of Indonesia, I am surprised that EK has not tried flights to KNO. It is a busy airport (over 12M pax in 2019) with quite a lot of demand to the Middle East and Saudi Arabia in particular (even Saudia flies there already). Maybe one for FZ to try once they get their MAX fleet back in the a...Jump to post
Someone above mentioned pallets of cargo from Penang. What exactly might they be carrying? Durian? Surely not FISH! AMD chips? My old Athlon II had this "Infused in Malaysia" writing on it. Maybe the facility is near Penang. I'm actually surprised that they chose PEN instead of SUB. It's ...Jump to post
^^ That's exactly what I said to my friends while I lived in Sweden. I think my country's old proverbs describe the situation pretty well: You can see the germs across the sea, but can't see the elephants on your eyelids. One of my friend (who knew I'm an avgeek) tried to pull a flygskam move on me ...Jump to post
I still Think the time is there for a second destination in Denmark and Norway Which cities do you have in mind ? I can somewhat guess A321neo to SVG for the oil industry or seasonal TOS/BGO for leisure but not sure TRD/BGO/BLL can even support that. Really nice to see OSL go double daily year arou...Jump to post
Well I still like EX Garuda CEO Emir.... He's the guy that transformed garuda into 5 stars airline. Like him or not, but he did something right He is the one who got arrested earlier this year for being a causality CEO. I don’t believe in your comment regarding Emirsyah is the best CEO in Garuda. H...Jump to post
gia777 wrote:Well I still like EX Garuda CEO Emir.... He's the guy that transformed garuda into 5 stars airline. Like him or not, but he did something right
According to the news, they were making some decent profit this year. Not much, but at least it was an actual profit and not some made up profit (selling the HQ and planes) like the old management did years ago. I think they just realised that profit is more important than skytrax and started to cut...Jump to post
It would be funny if Eurowings ever decided to fly to Indonesia, since their code EW (E like the 'e' in enjoy and W like the 'we' in weight) is a more rude version of the F-word in our language. I also remember when TK used to fly their A330 to CGK and one time they sent an A330 named "Konak&q...Jump to post
It would be funny if Eurowings ever decided to fly to Indonesia, since their code EW (E like the 'e' in enjoy and W like the 'we' in weight) is a more rude version of the F-word in our language. I also remember when TK used to fly their A330 to CGK and one time they sent an A330 named "Konak&qu...Jump to post
Thai Lion Air B737MAX-9 HS-LSI is now stored at SZB, looking very grim due to tropical climate. Not the best place to store aircraft. Lion Air B737MAX 8 are stored at various airport in Indonesia. Here are two at Bali. https://bali.tribunnews.com/2019/03/13/2-pesawat-lion-b737-max-8-grounded-di-bal...Jump to post
The issue with both OSL and ARN, is the total feed at CPH is much better. Into CPH the only thing lacking is nonstop feed from Northern Scandinavia. OSL and ARN has good domestic feed, but more or less lack the feed from Northern Europe and the Baltics, key market for SAS longhaul I think they only...Jump to post
Since SK decided to "abandon" ARN and focusing on CPH (which is ironic since their HQ is in Stockholm), do you think that there is a room for a new fully Swedish airlines that serves both short and long haul destinations? I mean, Stockholm is one of Europe's major financial and tourist cen...Jump to post
Many people I know don't like the SK livery. I can see the part where people think their livery is too simple with minimal creativity but it is precisely that, which I like about their livery. I took this photo at LHR in July this year (SK A20N) and it looks nice: 5639847 Cheers, A388 I've always h...Jump to post
Many South East Asia nations are pro China, with Cambodia the foremost China all weather friend. China can get South East Asia nation to endorse C919. In addition, being the world biggest archipelago, Indonesia aviation is predominantly domestic. Indonesia does not really need 737 or A320 except fo...Jump to post
Any chance of DL launching ICN-CGK/DPS? With the right timing, DL could helps KE/GA reduce connection time in ICN. IIRC, the ex CGK/DPS flight connects nicely to KE US banks, however on the other way around one have to spend the night at the airport.Jump to post
You can clearly see the seniority culture in Korea from its entertainment industry. My best friend in college and his gf loves to watch Korean variety show, sometimes I join them and noticed something interesting. When a boy/girlband got invited to the show, the youngest in the group is always certa...Jump to post
So if the C and Y have exactly the same seat, then what is the selling point/advantage of paying much more money to fly in Euro-style C? Is it justified by the extra miles/better catering/lounge access?
I'm genuinely asking and didn't mean to troll/start a war. Please explain it like I'm 5
I can only answer for Denmark. No, Flygskam is not that wide spread here. Nor is it growing that much. One thing that "helps" is that our train network is very outdated. The infrastructure is breaking down all the time, the InterCity trains and trains to Germany are from the late 80's-ear...Jump to post
N14AZ wrote:airzona11 wrote:Love the look of those birds. Sad to see them go.
What a pity - many a.netters didn’t like LH‘s new livery but I always thought that on their MD11‘s the new colors somehow worked pretty well...
Hello! There has been a trend in the recent years for airline to buy a larger model (738/320/789 or even 739/321/78J) and left the smaller model (73G/319/788 etc) behind. From what I understand, people claimed that the operating cost between the two are very similar and the extra capacity gives the ...Jump to post
Some route from Indonesia that I remember reading from some old aviation magazine: - ORY-XXX-SIN-CGK/DPS-SYD-NOU by UTA - PRG-DEL/BOM-SIN-CGK by OK - DPS/CGK-SIN/BKK-AUH-MAD/VIE/MXP/BRU/FCO/ZRH/ATH by GA. - CGK-DPS-BIK-HNL-LAX by GA. I think at some point GA and KL flew from AMS to MES/SUB. As for t...Jump to post
The last direct flight from Indonesia to North America was Garuda's CGK-HNL-LAX via a DC-10, ended in the late 80s? Northwest planned on starting a 3 weekly SEA-KIX-KUL-CGK using the DC-10 (start date was planned to be 7/1/1996) but for some reason it fell through and was replaced by NW68/69 DTW-KI...Jump to post
They should be shot with organic fair-trade rubber bullets. Sorry, they won't be locally grown though. Ummm...but is it vegan though?? :D One solution is for LHR to hire Craig Harisson as a drone hunter. If he can shoot a Taliban 2,5 km away, I'm pretty sure shooting a drone from a closer distance ...Jump to post
Well, some people or even country judge the quality of an airline by the smoothness of the flight or landing. I've heard some people don't wanna fly GA anymore because the flight "is bumpy and I've never experienced it with EK. Maybe because the plane is too small". Mind you that they were...Jump to post
I had the exact same problem when I went for a holiday with my aunt and uncle to Cornwall last summer. I was addicted to those clotted cream cornish ice cream, so one day I decided to order a cream tea at a shop. Expecting a nice cup of tea mixed with clotted cream, I was super confused when they ga...Jump to post
Sorry if this sounded like a dumb question, but what gonna happened if a diversion is needed? I mean, there's a chance that something MIGHT happen sometimes..
Or is there a joke somewhere that I didn't get?
I also think that the sudden price jump is not on purpose, it's just the booking engine doing its job properly! Because I remember reading here that during the big fire in Canada that requires the whole city to be evacuated, the same thing happened and the airlines overides the system to lower the p...Jump to post