If Wizz can operate S23 reliably, and get some good operational stats out of it (cancellation rate, delays, etc) which they can use in future marketing, I think people in the UK may be willing to give Wizz another chance. I've flown Wizz 20 times since 01-Jan-2023... they seem to have a stable and r...Jump to post
MLS clubs would expect considerably more money for sponsorship than Wrexham. A MLS club will not generate the same emotional response as Wrexham
United, like any other advertiser is looking for bang-for-buck. Wrexham likely provides this
Following on from the discussion about Alexandria... is there a new terminal being built there ? The existing terminal look reasonably new... is there really a commercial need for a new terminal, or has this been decreed for prestige ? Additionally, have Alexandria Airlines basically given up on the...Jump to post
The skew towards IST / AYT post Covid continues. Before Covid these two cities were dominant too but not to this level. I believe we had seen ESB and ADB at or over 15m pax with SAW / AYT around 25-30m and IST at 55-60m. Now the second and third largest cities see less than 10% IST does and less th...Jump to post
When I fly under 4 hours, I don't even bother looking for the button or lever to recline - the airlines I usually fly simply don't do reclineJump to post
hpff wrote:Does UA fly to MAN or BHX?
aviator2000 wrote:dogcat wrote:New flights with FLyOne for Tivat, Bourgas, and Barcelona
Have you got any source for that?
So, which airline is SkyTeam going to get to replace ITA in Italy and Southern Europe? Or, is a replacement for ITA really necessary? Apart from ITA, the only airline which could possibly join an alliance in the future is Aeroitalia - but they seem so chaotic with their routes, fleet usage, and dub...Jump to post
So it is possible for unauthorised people to enter a secure airport in Germany and damage a plane parked on the ramp. I know so-called 'third world' countries where this is impossible. And had this incident happened in one of the said 'third world countries', everyone in the west would have been cr...Jump to post
AMS' layout cares about 2 things: - separating Schengen and non-Schengen - flights to/from Bulgaria, Ireland and Romania use the same set of gates as those to/from the USA. Whether you are arriving from or departing to an EU state is irrelevant - Schengen/non-Schengen is what matters - whether your ...Jump to post
A lot of countries have laws against unfair competition or predatory pricing. These can give very serious problems to FR... far more than whatever W6 choose to do. As long as FR can show little or no overlap of routes, they escape legal riskJump to post
Let's shoot them in the kneecaps ! Cut off their hand ! Electrocute them a bit ! Then maybe we cut into their bellies, remove their intestines, and burn them in fron of them ! Then we cut off their heads and throw their bodies to a pack of hungry wolves. This is a.net and nothing can ever be allowed...Jump to post
However one place I found lacking was the Czech-German border region, specially the part roughly in between Regensburg and Pilsen. On the German side we find Nuremberg and Munich at quite a distance, with only local railway lines leading there. On the Czech side there is a railway line from Pilsen ...Jump to post
Unless FI open a route to IST... I don't see what FI gain from this agreement. TK have plenty of flights to N.America already combined with UA local feed. If it's just TK opening a route to KEF and it's not a metal-neutral JV... then you end up with FI potentially losing ticket revenue I'm with 330l...Jump to post
To add to my previous post (and I hope people will forgive the nerdy nature of this post), I've tried to figure out the A320 schedule for TUI NL from Mon 07-Aug to Sun 13-Aug (random week in summer) based on what's listed on Google Flights. Google Flights lists A320s being used for up to 3 TUI NL fl...Jump to post
It seems that TUI will lease two A320s from Global X in summer 2023, despite the problems in 2022 https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/126182-globalx-tui-fly-revive-summer-acmi-after-2022-flop I'm guessing that this time round, everybody will be super-careful on making sure the paperwork is right...Jump to post
Why not just give out clean crisp bank notes ? :-) Some FAs are banned from taking cash tips in their contract. Also, it's kinda icky. It's only banned if somebody sees you take the cash and reports it ! I've never had a problem spending cash in the shops - whether I use cash or a credit card, neit...Jump to post
Saw an article in Spanish today that Iberia is pressing hard to coordinate with ADIF to make sure train schedules work well into the new high speed station at Barajas. I could definitely see that being a plus for the government to help the merger to get more traffic onto its own rails and presumabl...Jump to post
Why not just give out clean crisp bank notes ?Jump to post
Adding large numbers of widebodies to ITA in a hurry is unlikely to end well. Yes, LH may have big plans for ITA but profiitable long-haul growth is going to be achieved by doing this steadilyJump to post
cedarjet wrote:Speaking of which, what happened to that Russia reintegration thread? Can’t find it now
Bees have lost their AOC - really don't understand why this had to be withdrawn
Azur Air Ukraine have rebranded as Skyline Express and are currently flying between Poland and Turkey
The GDP of Colombia is almost as large as that of Chile - but MAD-BOG is 4 hours less flying time than MAD-SCL. If you add PU to the list of AV, IB and UX, then Google seems to think there are between 7 and 9 flights per day each wayJump to post
The Azores, Bermuda, Newfoundland, Iceland and Ireland make the route of the QM2 transatlantic rather nearer to an airport than one might thinkJump to post
AFKL fly from to Switzerland and Amsterdam/Paris. BAIB fly to London and Madrid. ME3 fly to the sandpit. If you want to fly anywhere else in Europe from Switzerland, it's a (near) monopoly I meant bringing competition by adding 1 stop connection alternatives. Forgot to mention TK and Pegasus. Direc...Jump to post
AFKL fly from to Switzerland and Amsterdam/Paris. BAIB fly to London and Madrid. ME3 fly to the sandpit. If you want to fly anywhere else in Europe from Switzerland, it's a (near) monopolyJump to post
There was some sort of outage on the 25th. Flight from LHR to MUC arrived with zero checked bags. No announcement. No agent at MUC. After an hour several pax confirmed that bags still at LHR (had trackers). Allegedly bags flying in today. This may explain things: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-65719...Jump to post
When political relations are bad... it is easy to say "it will never happen". However, political leaders do not remain in their roles forever - as a minimum, all humans die eventually. Once political change starts, history can happen surprisingly quickly. Russian aviation will not remain i...Jump to post
To migrate BA to IB's IT systems is likely to be an enormous, multi-year and very risky job... the kind of thing that any CIO would look at and just not be willing to risk their career onJump to post
To save repeating the basic info, you might want to look at:
There were significant concerns in the early 1990s shortly after the collapse of the USSR about the safety of post-Soviet aircraft. There were a few high profile crashes, everyone learned pretty quickly that babyflots were high risk... and the world adaptedJump to post
Many islands in the Caribbean have non-stop flights from Europe. You can also add places like the Maldives, Mauritius and the Seychelles
In general, you are probably looking primarily at luxury leisure destinations
Istanbul is rather better connected to the UK than Baku... scheduled flights should have greater ability to absorb the spike in demandJump to post
IFly / Cycladic have *finally* released their S23 schedule. Astypalaia is a new destinationJump to post
The rivaly between AF and KL has to stop, and the 2 airlines need to work together. DL and NW managed to merge properly. So did UA and CO. As did AA and US. Fleet planning (not just procurement) is one of the operations that a combined airline group should have done by a single team, not two. One ne...Jump to post
CPH-AEY or CPH-EGS will take about 3 hours.
Can an airline realistically fly a W route through CPH, allowing for delays from the Icelandic weather and still meet crew hours limits ?
Who's going to open a route between Akureyri and Copenhagen ? SAS ? Norwegian ?Jump to post
Easyjet will fly London-Akureyri from the end of October 2023.... one of the routes that Niceair wanted to do but couldn't because the post-Brexit Iceland-UK bilateral requires it be flown by an Icelandic or UK airline instead of an EU airline.
Just one more reason why Niceair is unlikely to be return
I live in London and am rather spoilt for choice already.
Maybe if Wizzair could fly from Luton or Gatwick nonstop to Abu Dhabi or Dubai... preferably with prices starting at under 100 euros one way
Does ITA have to pay large Skyteam membership exit fees ?Jump to post
What happens to long-haul business travel during the festival period ? Does it continue as normal or collapse ?Jump to post
SCQ - I was wondering the same thing last year. https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1468637&p=23517977#p23517977 A330Inter was kind enough to give a good answer to this. British Airways used to fly to Alexandria, but the route was dropped about 10 years ago. Perhaps of intere...Jump to post
I would tell your family to send somebody to talk to the Turkish Airlines office at their home airport. Get info from the person who will make the decision
Go to the relevant Israeli Govt website (no, not just some tourist organisation) and print out the proof of the rules.
If you have an opinion, please state it on the wikipedia page mentioned in the opening postJump to post
onwFan wrote:davidjohnson6 wrote:What happens to OneWorld ?
What do you mean?? B6 was not even in oneworld
What happens to OneWorld ?Jump to post
There's a fresh debate on policy on Airline/Destination and List-of-destinations served pages on wikipedia. It's not just about Syrian Air - but about how this should be handled for airport and airline pages generally on wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/List_of...Jump to post
Migair54 - I think you are being harsh on Finnair. Until early 2020, Finnair were making serious money on routes to Asia. Then Covid. Then Russian airspace waa closed to EU airlines.
Had Finnair predicted both events in 2016, people would have said they were mad
Would Finnair perhaps be thinking that ever since Russia invaded Ukraine, the chances of reviving their Europe-Asia long haul via Helsinki network is disappearing fast and they now need to find ways to use their long haul fleet ?Jump to post
I've been reading reports that unions and airport managements at various airports in Germany are coming to some sort of agreement on pay. Earlier this year, security screening employees at various German airports went on strike - meaning nobody could be cleared to go from landside to airside, and th...Jump to post