Maybe the point of this new route is to draw people to Paris and onward, not the other way around. Yep. The primary goal is capture DFW area traffic heading to Europe, Africa, and the Middle East/India during the summer time--which is peak season for North Americans to head over to Europe. Skyteam ...Jump to post
Maybe the point of this new route is to draw people to Paris and onward, not the other way around.Jump to post
The three main factors in de-icing are safety, efficiency and cost. An airport with remote de-icing stands, where each stand is fitted with e.g. Elephants (https://vestergaardcompany.com/product/aircraft-deicing/the-elephant-beta/), a one-step de-icing process can be completed in around 5 minutes, ...Jump to post
It’s confirmed for DFW and has its own thread:
Does anyone with a better knowledge of the Air France schedule know if a 10:10am departure on CDG-DFW leaves enough morning connection opportunities on routes like ABC-CDG-DFW? Does AF have a big arrival bank in the morning? CDG has a 70 minutes connection time for intra terminal flights and 90 min...Jump to post
Is it normal to have flight numbers for a turnaround flight be nonconsecutive? Figured if the flight number to DFW was 150 then the return to CDG would either be 149 or 151. AF has a very illogical flight numbering system. I started a thread about this a while ago: https://www.airliners.net/forum/v...Jump to post
Do IAG have any long haul plans for Level in the UK? Could it be at STN? Just curious.Jump to post
The list would be too long to mention here. If you can't stop sea level from rising, it seems like the only solution is to build dykes around them. But other infrastructures like access roads can be affected by floods. Not an easy job and certainly not a cheap one! How would dikes help these airpor...Jump to post
The list would be too long to mention here. If you can't stop sea level from rising, it seems like the only solution is to build dykes around them. But other infrastructures like access roads can be affected by floods. Not an easy job and certainly not a cheap one!Jump to post
readytotaxi wrote:Still many people complaining that they have been effected by the problem but have not been contacted by BA, bad PR to come perhaps.
[quote="Spiderguy252"]What strikes me about this story is that Male are building a 2nd runway! What for? 1. Does Hulhule Intl even have the traffic to support parallel runway ops? Or is it some kind of vanity thing? 2. Where even is the room for a 2nd runway, going by the overhead pictures...Jump to post
An unfortunate incident but at least BA went ahead and promised compensations to those affected by the hack:" "Cruz said anyone who lost out financially would be compensated by the airline" https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/british-airways-hacked_us_5b924dfee4b0162f472c1562Jump to post
Basically Europe can be split in half at the Alps (Switzerland/Austria). Everything north of that is northern Europe, everything south is southern Europe. This means France is basically split in half. Paris is in northern Europe, but the French Riviera (Nice and Marseille) is in southern Europe. Sp...Jump to post
It's a short train ride from Rome. Even adding in the Fiumicino-Termini leg, it's not that bad of a commute, as the frequencies of departures are great. There's not a lot of incentive for a US airline to add it. 10 hour TATL trip, plus bag retrieval, plus custom/immigration clearance, plus commute ...Jump to post
What’s up with the calling all of these places Southern Europe - no European would call these Southern Europe... the only place where one truly refers to North or South is Italy. First of all Spain/Portugal are Iberian peninsula, NCE is Western Europe, VCE is too and if you dare tell someone from V...Jump to post
Unfortunately, that's a fairly common theme all across Europe...
Here is an article about the ongoing changes at CDG T1 with the construction of nodal and connecting buildings between the terminal’s satellites 1 and 3. http://cdg.parisaeroport.fr/linking-terminal-1-satellites/?lang=en Thanks for posting. I wonder how this affects operations. Any transfer to othe...Jump to post
I don't think FR will lose business over this new charge. Except maybe the OP And there are people who don't have other choices than FR when flying.
What will be interesting to see is what the other European LCCs will do. Particularly U2 that already has a strict one carry-on only policy.
Misleading title. He was not removed because he wore a Tinkerbell dress (I guess there is no law against that in this part of the world) but because he was drunk and caused disruption.Jump to post
I https://otcpd.com/JFK-International-Airport-New-York-2004 But it shows the crooked arm of T4A getting in the way of your T5 expansion. Actually my proposed expansion runs parallel to T4's elbow. I did another quick and dirty montage using this photo: https://i.pinimg.com/originals/1b/0c/27/1b0c27...Jump to post
Looking at JFK in Google map I was wondering if there is any possibility of expanding T5 with an additional pier. There seems to be a lot of dead space towards T4. The new pier could run parallel to T4's (not on the picture) and add a dozen gates. I did a quick and dirty montage. Searching here on ...Jump to post
Bobloblaw wrote:You might want to check the popultion of Paris versus the population of Montreal and Quebec.
I don't see why in a distant future, when YUL is no more expandable, you can't make YMX work. As some have suggested holiday destinations with LCCs could be a good idea. If FR can make BVA jump from 200K pax in 1997 to more than 3M in 2017, surely a Canadian LCC or ULCC can make it too with YMX. And...Jump to post
It's most certainly not leather but some form of synthetic stuff. I just flew AF CDG-CMN-CDG and the seats had a similar material, I had a sweat before boarding as it was very hot in both places, and after more than 3 hours in those seats I was still sweaty in the back. Always wear natural fibers. ...Jump to post
Yes. Once they build high speed rail from Manhattan to JFK/EWR, LGA will be useless. What speed are we exactly talking about? Because high speed rail is not efficient on very short distance (20-30 miles in this case). Lots of power to get to the max speed then slow down. However if you can get a ra...Jump to post
In addition to the items mentioned above it’s tough turnaround AF given <1% growth in the French economy. Macron is weak and getting weaker and no one else is on the horizon. I fear for the prospects. I think the reason for the <1% growth in the French economy has a lot to do with the strikes situa...Jump to post
Just to simply answer the OP's question : no. Major upgrade work is underway, so now is definitely not the time to close LGA. As many have stated in their post, it plays a major role in the NYC area and its traffic could not simply be transferred to EWR and JFK or maybe with a shoehorn. A global loo...Jump to post
The SNPL mixes up AF (the airline) and AF-KLM (the group). AF managing director will remain French (Franck Terner). Smith will be at the head of the group. The whole non-French thing is plain ridiculous. Specially when all previous CEO have been French with the results we all know. The SNPL is also ...Jump to post
With AF Business PAX leaving for BA or other Air Carriers for better and cheaper service or their Leisure passengers leaving for EZY or Transavia . Sometimes you get better service and on time record on Transavia than AF I don't know what your sources are but from what I read in the French press, r...Jump to post
For those familiar with C30, “pushing back” isn’t exactly the best description. Due to the FAA’s refusal to allow aircraft to push over the non-movement line at ORD (with only a few exceptions), aircraft at C30 push back about 5-10 feet, disconnect, and then must complete a 135-degree turn to power...Jump to post
AF-KLM board due to meet today to approve Smith's nomination: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-air-france-klm-ceo/air-france-klm-unions-bristle-as-air-canada-executive-tipped-for-ceo-job-idUSKBN1L01ZF “If you’re looking for someone to manage the pilots, he’s a good choice,” one of the sources said...Jump to post
I didn't say it had no impact on cost. I said I didn't think one extra pilot would make or break a route. Margins need to be a bit higher than that. If AF pilot salaries are relatively high on average, this would be an overall cost issue, affecting every flight and thus the total. It seems to me th...Jump to post
Thanks for the details which I am aware of. Yet no answer to my question as to the specifics at AF. You're welcome. Regrettably it seems that the people who actually do know both French law and AF's work rules are either holding out on your or haven't yet seen your question. I know, people on here ...Jump to post
Thanks for the details which I am aware of. Yet no answer to my question as to the specifics at AF. It is said that the extra pilot staffing is one of the reasons AF is not competitive on many markets. "It is said" ... By whom? A statement about extra pilot staffing making AF not competit...Jump to post
I'm not questioning the utility of a relief pilots. I'm asking if it is true that if legal requirement is 3, AF has 4 for example. Forgive me if I'm re-covering a point you've already grasped, but these things will always be decided by whichever set rules have the higher requirements - regulations ...Jump to post
I heard that AF (which has powerful unions as everyone knows) has more relief pilots per long haul flight than required. Can anyone confirm? There are lots of situations that on paper don't require a relief pilot. That doesn't mean it's smart. Honestly is it really a good idea to depart at 10pm for...Jump to post
I heard that AF (which has powerful unions as everyone knows) has more relief pilots per long haul flight than required. Can anyone confirm?Jump to post
Do you have any information about T4? From this article it seems that it will be built East of T1 and North of T2, but that T3 will disappear. https://www.journal-aviation.com/actualites/39775-le-terminal-4-de-paris-cdg-derniere-grande-infrastructure-de-la-plateforme I think the main focus will be ...Jump to post
It seems only their longhaul flights are incoherent. Their European flights usually follow a trend, for example all CDG-LHR flights are AFxx80 (AF1080, 1180 etc etc) and CDG-GVA are AFxx42. In my experience domestic flights ex-ORY are AF6xxx and ex-CDG are AF7xxx. You are correct. Maybe when they a...Jump to post
ChrisKen wrote:Why does there have to be a logic?
Sure, some airlines neatly package them up but randomly generated numbers do precisely the same job.
The new junction building set to open in 2019 should take some of the load off terminals Sud and Ouest. I wonder if they will have a centralized security check area, freeing up space for the gate lounges in both terminals. Unless they build more retail space instead! There is a video explaining how...Jump to post
Usually an airline has a more or less coherent flight numbering system where destinations are grouped geographically. AF doesn't seem to have a logical numbering system. For example: PEK - AF125, AF381 HAV - AF825, AF943 SDQ - AF741, IKA - AF755 AMM - AF487, BEY - AF561 ABV - AF513, LOS - AF149 ATL ...Jump to post
I'll try to answer your question. B6's proposal is specifically to expand T5/T5i to old footprint of T6 and potentially to the current T7 area. Additionally, Cuomo's "grand plan" for JFK - while abstract and light on specifics - shows the current T5 intact without an expansion as you sugg...Jump to post