I flew them in July, 2018, JFK-CDG roundtrip, and the flights and crew were fine but whatever seats they had on the A333 were just awful. And I know they usually are so-so in most airlines' economy sections but these were terribly uncomfortable. Pity that they had to shutdown, I would have flown th...Jump to post
Change on the YUL-NCE route: AC replaces RV from May 8 through October 24, 2020. 5x week (days not specified) with a 3-class A333: 27J, 21Y+, 244Y. YUL 18h45-NCE 08h10+1 NCE 13h30-YUL 16h00 https://en.nice.aeroport.fr/Passengers/Latest-news/Air-Canada-a-Nice-Montee-en-gamme-et-augmentation-de-freque...Jump to post
UT preceded it in Europe. Apparently a US airline did that in the 70s before but I can’t remember which one. https://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images;_ylt=A0geJaOmzIBdYvQAgSJXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTE0NDlyaHI3BGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDQjg1ODlfMQRzZWMDcGl2cw--?p=air+west+airlines&fr2=piv-web&...Jump to post
Looking at the above picture of lufthansa's new livery, am I the only one who thinks SAS uses the very same template of their German friends did? Other than a blue stripe on the engines and obviously different billboard titles, it looks pretty white with a blue tail section extending all across the...Jump to post
Ok, don't know the cost of repainting an aircraft, but wouldn't be financially smart to take this kind of decision before the A320N and A350 were ordered? A bit waste of money to repaint nearly newly painted aircraft...? That's what happened with LH: 5645175 5661469 So basically you save on paintin...Jump to post
Not about emissions Completely about money Can't blame KLM for optimizing their operations. Even if it's indeed about money, taking one flight off the air does reduce emissions. It's a win-win situation. Although they will put another plane in their air in the freed up slot. But at least it shows i...Jump to post
I always thought it would be cool to have trains inside an airport, you drop off your bags and go through security at an airport but instead of getting a plane you get a train to another airport and arrive in the terminal just like if you’d gotten a domestic flight. Whether that’s actually feasible...Jump to post
The only thing they need to do really is to treat the train leg as part of the journey and to make sure the passenger gets compensated / taken care of if the train is late and misses the flight or if the plane is late and misses the train. More like comprehensive travel insurance covering both trai...Jump to post
afgeneral wrote:BRU and AMS may be the only two major airports in the world which are directly connected by high speed / semi-fast speed rail. I'm not aware of any other.
9 carriers in Paris-NYC and there are no flights between Lyon, Marseille, Bordeaux, Nantes or Toulouse to the US. That is French centralism at its best! Particularly when compared to the UK which has a similar-sized population but boasts scheduled and/or chartered flights to the US from Manchester,...Jump to post
It should be noted that France has a vastly more extensive high speed rail network (and of course many lines are Paris-focused). Compare train travel times and distances LON-Edinburgh (640km, 3:10) and Paris-Bordeaux (581km, 2:14), for example. Having a TGV station right at CDG doesn't hurt, either...Jump to post
I wonder why there is no consolidation in the long-haul leisure market in France (although I understand for instance XL and La Compagnie have the same owner). It would be more beneficial for the French consumer to have a stronger second carrier like the UK has Virgin Atlantic, Italy has Air Italy, ...Jump to post
aemoreira1981 wrote:I can't see more than 2 carriers in the category 3 surviving long; it will be a bloodbath there.
Curiousflyer wrote:- XL have only coach (?)
Curiousflyer wrote:By the way, will French Blue replace XL? I thought it was the same owner?
debonair wrote:BTW will Corsair have a 3-3-3 layout like on the rest of their A330's?
From what I understand the pbm with LYS is that you have GVA just a few block away. It may look close on a map but it takes almost 3 hours by car to reach GVA from Lyon center. By transport it's more than double the time. If you need to catch a connection from Lyon you're better off taking the TGV ...Jump to post
Paris - New York gonna a bloodbath next year. So coming back to my post in the other thread, what is the point of having 10 carriers in Paris-NYC but nobody tries secondary cities like Lyon, Marseille, Bordeaux or Toulouse? Carriers like French Bee, XL Airways, etc. are very well suited for those m...Jump to post
Picked up from this thread, I figured it would fit here for reference: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1431133 SS (Corsair) to launch daily ORY-EWR in from June 10, 2020 with a A300-900 (from 9/20): ORY 1800 - EWR 2025 EWR 2245 - ORY 1200+1 Official releaseJump to post
[ MAD is one of the examples I'd use in this scenario. The first time I transferred there a few years ago I was horridly confused, and I'm not an infrequent traveller by any means. Take Terminal 4. You have Terminal 4 which has a sub-section called T4S. What does S stand for? "Satellite" ...Jump to post
Renaming or renumbering terminals is common when major changes affect the old naming that no longer make sense. Orly Sud and Orly Ouest no longer exist, you now have Orly 1, 2, 3, and 4 since the connecting building opened. When BCN new terminal opened it was named Terminal 1 and Terminals A, B, C b...Jump to post
AC announces year round YUL-TLS starting June 2020 with an A330-300: AC826 YUL 19:15 - TLS 8:15 + 1 - Tu, Th, Fr, Sa, Su AC827 TLS 10:00 - YUL 12:00 - Mo, We, FR, Sa, Su Article in French "Air Canada serves eight destinations in France: Paris (all year), Lyon (all year), Bordeaux (in season), M...Jump to post
UA announces daily EWR-NCE for S20 with a 767-300, 46 business, 22 premium and 99 economy.
Nice addition for NCE! This will complement Delta and La Compagnie.
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I mean, CDG isn't really slot controlled. Unlike LHR or AMS (and even FRA or has this been solved with the latest runway ?) there are some parts of the day where there isn't that much activity and flights can easily be added. Are these slots desirable ? That is another question but CDG definitely i...Jump to post
So the location for the G7 summit was chosen because it creates a logistical nightmare for the non-European leaders to get there using their private planes messing up the ozone layer, of they just wanted to have additional security measures, such as closing additional area's of air space for helico...Jump to post
Still don't know about AF1 but the VH-60 has been unloaded today at EAS. https://www.elperiodico.com/es/internacional/20190820/helicoptero-trump-llega-cumbre-biarritz-g7-7600006 An article states that AF1 may land at BOD. Strange that the VH-60 was not unloaded there. In French behind paywall: http...Jump to post
In other words, they will continue their existing strategy of not being the first to market in any new category. Not that there are any categories left, but I think you know what I mean here. Ah, there goes the "Not being the first to market"- myth again. A300, first twin widebody, cough....Jump to post
why would that make you blink? They're two big wealthy cities, economically and politically intertwined with no high speed rail, largely due to new track needed that will cost billions and unlike in places like Spain it would need to be completely fenced off and not a cheap fence either. We have a ...Jump to post
Ryanair01 wrote:- CDG only makes one list once, from JFK and has less than half the revenue of LHR from JFK
727LOVER wrote:AA terminal with Boeing 747
https://pixels.com/featured/new-york-jf ... anger.html
One of these might have gone on to fly the space shuttle !
Was United's tulip supposed to represent the wings of a certain bird? No it's just two intertwined U's (intertwined aka 'United'). It's not even really supposed to be a tulip, it just happens to look like one. The intertwined Us were always obvious to me. Only after joining this forum I heard about...Jump to post
How about Toulouse? It will be a final helicopter ride anywhere. Or Mont-de-Marsan french airbase? The BA118 Mont-de-Marsan has a long enough runway (3,600m) but according to the article, not strong enough to withstand the weight of a 747. TLS is a bit further East so maybe not as convenient as BOD...Jump to post
US President Trump will attend the G7 summit in Biarritz from August 24 on. I found a few articles in French about AF1 possibly not being able to go to BIQ because of its too short runway (2,250m/7,382ft). Landing wouldn't be a problem but taking off with full tanks would be. The article mentions ho...Jump to post
Definitely LG but they really don't have many domestic options...Jump to post
Geneva and Basel in Switzerland, France. Basel could be a triple winner, add Germany. I think you misunderstood the question. We are talking about multiple airports serving one metro area. Not one airport serving several metro areas and/or countries. Granted BSL is a 3-city airport (Mulhouse, Basel...Jump to post
ro1960 wrote:Are there any cross-border airports considered part of the same metro area? SAN and TIJ? Other examples?
Are there any cross-border airports considered part of the same metro area? SAN and TIJ? Other examples?Jump to post
I will agree with many posters on the 777. I've flown it 5 times. A rather comfortable 2-5-2 or 3-3-3 config and in business. But the aircon noise is just unbearable. I do prefer the A32x over the 73x for shoulder comfort reasons but the Airbus windows could be a little bigger. I haven't flown on an...Jump to post
Paris: CDG, ORY
London: LGW, LHR
Berlin: SXF, TXL
New York: EWR, JFK
Bay Area: OAK, SFO
LA Area: BUR, LAX, ONT, SNA
Buenos Aires: AEP, EZE
Not necessarily if we are talking about Ultra Low Cost Carriers with very short turnarounds of 25 - 45 minutes. Sometimes boarding is called before the plane has even reached stand from its previous flight, witnessed it many times having the pleasure of flying FR etc. EasyJet does pre-boarding. The...Jump to post
First flight to JFK from ORY (or CDG, not sure) on a PK 747 in 1988. Horrible endless immigration line. Screaming officers. No windows at the IAB. On the return flight we got beverage service during the 45-minute queue for take off in the late afternoon European rush.Jump to post
I've lived on the southern edge of Paris for 5 years. I usually get the LBG business traffic and the ORY-CDG repositioning traffic but I have never seen such an approach path to runway 26: http://www.roproductions.com/aviation/IMG_2483.jpg The usual approach is this: http://www.roproductions.com/avi...Jump to post
Two MPs proposed to not allow domestic flights if the journey could be made by train in under 5 hours or not more than 2.5 hours more than by plane. Le Monde wrote an interesting article about this. In the end not many air routes would be affected. Article in French with interesting stats about Fren...Jump to post
'Most high speed lines are underused (compared to maximum capacity) and lose money.' Care to provide your sources for this sweeping statement? Care to explain why Air France's domestic network is underused and loss making. It is because most corners of France are now connected by 300km/h HSR and it...Jump to post