I assume this is why BA’s BWI-LHR flight last night and LHR-BWI flight today are cancelled. Any idea why BA switched from a 787 to a 777 on the route a couple weeks ago? It was due to some extra checks required on 787 engines. So BA wetleased an Evelop A330 to fly the LGW-JFK route, which freed up ...Jump to post
I still remember it seems yesterday that CAPA was convinced that Etihad's equity investment is the future of airlines cooperatio and alliance will be died within years. Oh well, the disgraced Hogan left Etihad in life support, while the airline alliance is getting stronger by joint ventures and inve...Jump to post
My worry about JFK is that AA is making JFK barebone, there is hardly any noticeable connection market for JFK. With B772/773 operated long haul flight by AA and BA between London and Europe, South America to JFK, would there be enough transit opportunities left. I mean, O&D is impressive from N...Jump to post
Delta777Jet wrote:Probably still better than flying AA !
English speakers should learn another language, the world is way richer elsewhere ;) I know this is anathema to monotongues, but this site, born in Europe be it said, fines members likewise should they use another language : posts just are not tolerated. Problem is that narrowing all discussions to...Jump to post
Soon C919 will enter the CNX books too. A combination of ARJ21 and C919... China has a huge market for air transportation delay and cancellation insurance, people can buy such insurance for any flight they bought to get compensated for delays and cancellations. I wonder if there would be a ARJ21 and...Jump to post
Clearly in long haul travel, people put comfort above lowest prices. At the similar price range, airlines that offers more comfort wins.Regardless how low the CASM Air Asia X can achieve by putting in as many seats as possible, it could not achieve the PRASM desired to make a slimmest profit. So mor...Jump to post
The difference is Cruz has presided over a period of record profits, while Parker is running an operational loss making airline with a credit card arm. People do hate Cruz, but for better or for worse and whether WW's doing or not, BA is making $$$ So is American Airlines. Not really. AA lost money...Jump to post
Waterbomber2. You come cross as a rather bitter and twisted ex employee. Or maybe you are just a complete prat! Personal attack has no room in this forum. Waterbomber2 did introduce a lot of well known incidents which is documented by major UK media outlets. You sir are doing personal attacks only....Jump to post
With AA needing to use their slots at JFK and their joint venture, I am wondering it we could see some utilization from JFK to more UK locations? Actually (whilst I still think it unlikely) there could be merit in AA expanding JFK/UK regions/Europe, and BA taking over all LHR/JFK rotations.....just...Jump to post
I wouldn't assume the aircraft is a write off yet. Remember that BA 777 which caught fire at LAS - that airplane was repaired and returned to service. I hope they would fix it. But again, being Chinese myself, I think it would cause too much uproar as Chinese passengers can turn against the idea of...Jump to post
It could be the relocation of AA flights to T5 and rescheduling of some BA and AAs flights to suit the gate availability.Jump to post
Surely the payback and balance of power towards ANA should be finished by now. ANA is by far the largest HND slots owner with the purchase of Skymark. With JAL is now back on track after the favours Japanese government to help it survive, which resulted the ANA/United dominance in HND, Japanese aut...Jump to post
Surely the payback and balance of power towards ANA should be finished by now. ANA is by far the largest HND slots owner with the purchase of Skymark. With JAL is now back on track after the favours Japanese government to help it survive, which resulted the ANA/United dominance in HND, Japanese auth...Jump to post
Interior shots below: https://imgur.com/PKpxKtt https://imgur.com/4HJKhsw https://imgur.com/0z1zouB Excellent pics, thanks a lot! :thumbsup: Looks like new times are coming and A321LR plus XLR will be the planes making the new era exciting! :stirthepot: Thats a strange J class sitting. Is it 1-2-1?...Jump to post
Did not we just got over the news that one of the driver drove Air China plane to the grass? So first of all, this driver had a heart attack, but good job blaming him, would like to see you acting in such a situation. First do your research & then blame others. Thank you! Secondly, in general, ...Jump to post
With AA's track record in Asia market (see the remarks made by management in recent Q2 earning call), people should forget about any new destination in Asia rather than TYO, HKG and possible CAN if local subsidy is good. AA is not going to waste money to fly to SIN nor MNL, it makes zero sense when...Jump to post
With AA's track record in Asia market (see the remarks made by management in recent Q2 earning call), people should forget about any new destination in Asia rather than TYO, HKG and possible CAN if local subsidy is good. AA is not going to waste money to fly to SIN nor MNL, it makes zero sense when ...Jump to post
What about interconnecting T3 and T5? So in other words, there is no way BA/AA will ever be able to co-locate all their flights in the same terminal, even with the expansion? Depends. If you look at the Heathrow Master Plan. A new terminal T6 will be build west of T5A, which would be much bigger th...Jump to post
BA could just build T5D and move the fuel farm and the fire service. That would make this all easier. BA can not just build T5D. Firstly, it has to be built by BAA (or whatever it is called today), the owner of Heathrow airport. Second, the whole project needs to be approved by relevant authorities...Jump to post
Well that's a shame. When flying to N.America, I normally choose AA over BA. AA has a better product in Y, Y+ and J compared to BA, the only difference being AA crew are less friendly. Also one more reason why I prefer using AA to N.America is because LHR T3 has the CX and QF lounges which are supe...Jump to post
Do BA use T5A for widebodies? I seem to recall only seeing narrow bodies there. BA's 763s regularly operated from T5A, although I don't know if allocations have changed since they left the fleet. There are 4 gates are outright B763 capable gates, including 1 in domestic area. Then there are 3 narro...Jump to post
Not to drag this too far off topic, but what was the purpose of the closed gate holding areas. I went on my first international trip with my family when I was about 12, USAirways to LGW. On the way home, I remember finding it very odd they tore our boarding passes entering the waiting area, and the...Jump to post
So are Menzies planned to handle American in T5, BA or will their own ops still do above wing? AA’s JFK only needs one on stand at any one time and there’s often an American B777 on the remote 580s or 590s so not far to tow. In fairness T3 has some quiet periods so room for some more BA heavies, wo...Jump to post
One thing I’ve always wondered about when travelling mainly through UK airports is, that departure gates are only announced shortly before boarding begins. Other large airports like FRA, MUC, and AMS seem to announce the departure gates well in advance. Why is it different? It always makes me feel ...Jump to post
so how long will the 767 fly these routes once fuel prices go up again? Fuel prices wouldn’t be my concern. My concern will be how long the premium market stays healthy. In the recession starting in 2008, business class demand dropped off quite quickly. 30% less business class demand resulting in d...Jump to post
As we all know T5 isn't large enough for all of AA's ops but I can imagine some route consolidation (JFK, LAX, PHX, PHL or ORD). My gut feel is there is actually more hate space than we all think. T5C is quite thin on departures albeit its predominantly longhaul so frames sit at the gate for an ext...Jump to post
AA has 21 flights from LHR: [...] 5 gates are required at each time frame. Contrary to the US, in Europe gates are not ussualy a problem at congested airports. Airports are slot controlled not gate controlled in Europe and LHR is no exception. Any departure flight can be handled at a gate where all...Jump to post
There is also another rumour not long ago said BA wants to consolidate all US departure into T5 satellite T5B. Well, T5B has 15 contact wide body gates and 2 remote gates, which can be turned into contact gates if BAA is to invest on it. It is certainly do-able for BA to absorb AA's 21 daily depart...Jump to post
AA has 21 flights from LHR: 07:45 AA99 ORD 08:40 AA51 DFW 09:15 AA47 ORD 09:30 AA195 PHX 09:45 AA101 JFK 10:05 AA731 CLT 10:15 AA729 PHL 10:30 AA109 LAX 11:00 AA21 DFW 11:50 AA173 RDU 12:15 AA81 DFW 12:15 AA87 ORD 12:20 AA733 CLT 12:50 AA39 MIA 14:05 AA105 JFK 14:25 AA79 DFW 14:30 AA737 PHL 15:15 AA...Jump to post
I really want to understand what went wrong with AA, is it due to the mentality of HP/US management style, or is it due to a perfect storm of all things gone wrong from the dispute with wifi provider to the debacle of premium seats manufactures to the MAX delays?Jump to post
At the end what is emerging is that this brainless campaign against QR/IG was conceived by AA and UA while DL was in only because it suited them, but they do not care enough to face a meeting with their counterparts in front of the president. It is no coincidence that the best managed company is th...Jump to post
jsnww81 wrote:Ishrion wrote:
Interesting to see this rumor in response Delta's WiFi trials.
Delta leads, AA follows. American's entire strategy summed up in four words.
Cruise ship definitely bring money to locals. First, cruise ship have to pay port fees. That directly pays for employment of dock workers. Cruise ships also buy local produce, that pays for local vendors and trade companies. Cruise ships pays for local service like sewage and local port bus service,...Jump to post
The analogy is legally incorrect, isn't it? By virtue of their joint ventures, DL/AM and DL/VS are permitted to coordinate with one another in ways that IG and QR are not. What concrete prove do you have that IG and QR are nor coordinated in the legal frame of existing regulations? And can you say ...Jump to post
Dear U.S.A. Air Italy is as Italian as Virgin Atlantic is British or AeroMexico is Mexican. If it's OK for one, then it's OK for the other. Obviously, you are referring to Delta's large investments in those two carriers. The question isn't about "how Italian" is Air Italy - its about the ...Jump to post
0455 arrival is not a problem. It is great for transit passengers to other part of China. Also 0455 arrival would require one hour queueing for immigration, train from T3E to luggage belt. By the time you come out of customs it would be 06:30. Arrive home or business locations by 08:00 and before he...Jump to post
With that, AY will become [...] the 1st foreign carrier known to be operating at both PKX and PEK rather than sticking to one Beijing airport only after Daxing opens in late September this year. I am confused. I thought the goal was to avoid such a situation? Is this just a transition phase only? F...Jump to post
Pengaea wrote:Interesting move, especially if it is year round. Aren't AY close to maxing out their Siberia overflights (at least in summer)? I wonder if other routes will be axed in Summer 2020 to maintain this service.
LHUSA wrote:PVD757 wrote:SWF-DUB is daily+ this coming winter.
Right, as noted by OP that is running this winter.
Do you really think by LCC-nise MH can make it compete with already dominant AK?
People used to Air Asia will continue stick with Air Asia. People stayed with MAS may be fed up with MAS in LCC mood and may defect to AK instead for cheaper fares.
Where are the aircrafts and pilots? And partially owned by Delta and some unknown Caribbean entities, how could VS be a British flag carrier?Jump to post
Good luck. So they will watch their market share slip further with Air China in Star Alliance and China Eastern in Sky Team. Both Air China and China Eastern are seeking deeper ties within the alliance. It is foolish for China Southern to think it can stand alone. The successful of non alliance air...Jump to post
AA should be using some of those LAX San Francisco flights to do a stop and then bounce up to Seattle Portland and other places up north. Similar to how Southwest does it I think AA may wish to keep the space for Alaska Airlines. Both airline may expecting further cooperation in near future when th...Jump to post
*AA LAX-SFO OCT 11>8 NOV 11>8 DEC 11>8 JAN 11>8 FEB 11>8 MAR 11>8 Hopefully this means a bit more mainline coming back to the route in exchange for frequencies? The route went all E175 back in 2015-16 but since then 1-2 mainline rotations have crept back in. Having to bus out...Jump to post