I find it interesting that Phoenix is at no. 36 and Miami at no. 37. At first glance, you would think there would be far more traffic at Miami than Phoenix but I have never been to Phoenix and so I am not exactly sure what Phoenix has to offer. Is there a specific reason why Phoenix has more traffic...Jump to post
I doubt that this is all smoke and mirrors from Boeing and IAG. The announcement of a LOI for 200 aircraft, irrespective of who it is from, will cause the share price to move. I am not 100% certain on the SEC rules about things like this but I doubt Boeing would be allowed to make significant announ...Jump to post
What drives the huge uptick in the Dec numbers from the OEM's? Is it internally driven i.e sales staff working extra hard to get orders in or is it customer driven i.e need to get orders in before year end etc? Or a bit of both? If it is internally driven is it not risky to leave it so late and risk...Jump to post
This suits me, to be honest. I fly Ryanair to Dublin many times a year and very seldom need more than a small bag that fits under the seat. I learnt long ago that it was cheaper to buy a few clothing items that I could leave in a spare cupboard at the in-laws rather than pay for luggage on an airlin...Jump to post
Ideally what needs to happen in Southern Africa is that SADC (Southern African Development Community) needs to get together and institute an aviation policy similar to Europe. Zim would benefit hugely from allowing South African airlines to operate its domestic route structure. Air Zim is done. Let’...Jump to post
did he give a reason why he didn't want them? Part of a change to the airlines business model or was it something to do with the plane itself?Jump to post
On the NetJets Instagram page, you often see pictures with dogs in them. I also notice Lewis Hamilton sometimes travels with his dog on what I would assume is a long flight (I saw a picture of the dog in Mexico and he lives in Monaco). My question is - what happens when the dog needs to 'go'? I am s...Jump to post
Would the B789 have the legs from JNB to JFK, taking into account the altitude etc of JNB? I think SAA would be fine with just the 787. The 777 and A350 would be too much aircraft. I was also wondering whether the A321LR might be a great aircraft for intra Africa routes that may not be that busy. Fr...Jump to post
Another reason to avoid this crass cheap outfit. Tell me, do they still play that tacky tune when they and on time? I fly Ryanair a lot from Bristol to Dub mainly because Aer Lingus operate (via Stobart Air) an ATR on the route, and I haven't heard the music for a long time even though generally sp...Jump to post
Wow, this sounds just like that episode "Nosedive" of the series Black Mirror. I suggest you go watch it! And after that stop worrying about a rating a freaking taxi company gives YOU. What's next, the cashier at the store will give me a rating when I buy a carton of milk? https://en.wiki...Jump to post
Mugabe married Gucci Grace in 1996 and the cause of Zimbabwe's decline can be traced back to about the same time in 1998 when it got involved in the war in the Congo. Up to this point, things were OK, not great but OK. It was an intervention the Zimbabwean economy couldn't afford and by 2002 foreign...Jump to post
About a year ago I started to notice that more and more Uber drivers were initially accepting my requests and then cancelling. I mentioned this to a mate who said it was probably because my Uber rating was low (below 4.5). I didn't even know drivers rated the passengers but I found out that my ratin...Jump to post
Was looking at the luggage policies on flyblade.com and under prohibited items it says: 'No physical recordings whether CD or vinyl of Whitesnake'
Is this just some marketing gimmick? Or is there any issue between Blade and whitesnake?
Link at https://www.flyblade.com/luggage/
Its just so puerile. Honestly, where on earth do they think they are going to fly 4 772's profitably? Does nobody in that airline actually own a calculator? How do these guys stick their underpants on the right way round when they dress in the morning? beautiful country with so much potential. The t...Jump to post
The AA A350 order was deferred to Q4 2018. So we should see in the spring of 2018 if AA frames are in production, we often get information about pre FAL production like the big parts for the fuselage. Just a quick side question (not to derail the thread) but are lead times for the 787/A350 shorter ...Jump to post
I would say without the ME3 the 777-8 wouldl not be build and the 777-9 would be in big trouble. Even if they were to base a freighter on it (the 778)? I would assume that they would offer it even if no one bought it because they would sell some freighters. I read somewhere that the 778 would be th...Jump to post
Its a great shame that the A345's were not painted in the new Etihad livery. One of the best looking planes, in my current favourite livery, would have been beautiful.Jump to post
I was waiting at gate 334 at DUB this afternoon and out on the apron I saw an area marked out for 'chocks, cones and pigs'. There were chocks and cones there but no 'pigs'. What is a 'pig'? I googled it and just got loads of articles regarding a 'therapy pig' at SFO. I am assuming it's not the same ...Jump to post
How would the growing LCC transatlantic market affect this decision for BA? Will there be enough economy passengers to go around in the future to fill an A380? If there are enough economy passengers to make the A380 profitable for IB and EI, surely Norwegian et al will simply muscle in and compete (...Jump to post
Could the three white tails be the first 747-8 BCF's? Or is it cheaper to build the freighters from scratch?Jump to post
Judging by the flight schedule of the Air Zim website, they only have two international destinations - JNB and DAR - http://www.airzimbabwe.aero/Flight-Schedule Most airlines in the world exist to transport passengers. Air Zimbabwe exists to provide employment to well connected people. Although we s...Jump to post
Why do they need a 777 except to fly the shopping errands? Hre Gatwick is quite lucrative at the right price, thats actually the major market for ET, EK, KQ, SA flying into HRE Then why did BA dropped LON-HRE? Speaking to a BA pilot back in 2007, who used to fly the route shortly after it was cance...Jump to post
Looks like an end to the orders for the Paris Airshow from Airbus with 144 firm orders and 182 MoUs https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DC6OlEgW0AEZKOH.jpg https://twitter.com/jonostrower/status/877795765439127552 thats nothing to sniff at really considering the worldwide economy. Nothing for the A380 desp...Jump to post
Why is there an oddball serial number in the UA fleet: N105UA 26473/985 Boeing 747-451? All the others are 747-422. Airfleets said that UA have operated the plane from new - was initially intended for someone else?Jump to post
I'd let to get people's opinions... In the last few years DUB has managed to significantly grow its long haul map with additions such as LAX, SFO, DXB etc. With MIA & DOH soon to come, what are the most LIKELY next routes? Rumours continue to rumble about China but nothing more so is it likely ...Jump to post
This morning Autosport reported that McLaren sounded out Mercedes about engine supply if Honda can't make the necessary improvements: http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/128530/mclaren-sounds-out-mercedes-on-engines How soon in the season could they make this call do you think? 2 to 3 races...Jump to post
Emirates - Disorganised service in flight from crew. It's a reasonable airline but for an airline who thinks so highly of itself it is piss poor. That applies in Business Class too. The thing with EK is that I only fly on them when on a budget and I have been shopping for airfares based on price. S...Jump to post
Quite a good article comparing SAA and ANZ - two quite similarly sized airlines (SAA 53 planes and ANZ 57, SAA 11,500 employees v 11,000 ANZ) and how the usual excuses rolled out by the management of SAA for poor performance should equally apply to ANZ yet ANZ is profitable. http://www.fin24.com/Biz...Jump to post
I think this is just the beginning. The A380 is for all intents and purposes, dead. Is there precedent of an airliner being written off as finished, only for market conditions to change and the airliner gets a second wind? I cant think of any from Boeing or Airbus but maybe with other manufacturers?Jump to post
Let's assume they work 8 hours a day flying time x 3 GBP = 24 GBP a day x 5 times a week let's say 120 a week x 4 = 480 GBP a month! + 1000 a month basic salary that comes to 1480 GBP a month x 12 == 17760 GBP a year. That, in my opinion, is a really low wage. Yeah that does seem very low for the j...Jump to post
Being the capitalist pig that I am I usually don't sympathise with striking workers but the BBC article doesn't paint a very good picture of working conditions at BA. Although it is not the most well written article, "more than two-thirds were going to work "unfit to fly" because they...Jump to post
by Axel Janssen , on Flickr I checked the pictures from XFW today as well and found another amazing shot made by Mr. Jansen: https://c6.staticflickr.com/6/5693/31389934165_a9631fa194_o.jpg Hamburg-Finkenwerder 03.12.2016 by Axel Janssen , auf Flickr Apologies for going slightly off piste here, but ...Jump to post
Over the last few weeks there have been almost daily An-124 flights from Brize Norton. They tend to fly over us in Cirencester at about 11pm (but not exclusively so). On Flight Radar the final destination is never shown but they always seem to be heading to eastern / central Europe. I haven't seen t...Jump to post
G'day There is simply no money... An uninformed post in my opinion. Where else in the world can people afford to pay millions to buy a loaf of bread........ Cheers Peter As someone who lives in Harare, you may want to check your facts every once in a while there chief. We stopped using the Zim Doll...Jump to post
[quote="KarelXWB"]LN 500 rolled out from final assembly.
Sorry I may have been asleep when this was discussed, but I was under the impression that the full AF/KLM 787 order were for KLM and the A350's were for AF.
Was this just speculation at the time or did management change their minds?
Seems that the Red Arrows display at Farnborough has been scrapped as is no longer deemed appropriate due to the proximity of houses and people. This is a consequence of the Shorham disaster.
Reasonable or health and safety gone mad?
Its a shame we live in a world with such hatred and for what? culture !!!!! :( What would happen if an emergency happened and LY had to make an emergency landing where the nearest airport is in a Muslim country would they be denied? I think they are allowed to land and vice versa. Could be wrong bu...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/parapente" class="quote" target="_blank">parapente</a> (<a href="#50" class="quote">Reply 50</a>):<br/><i>Even if the wing's *area* was designed...Jump to post