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
Arrival of the first TS A321neoLR at NCE: Photo on NCE FB page https://scontent-cdg2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/65303933_2239221362798333_2823389935636054016_o.jpg?_nc_cat=103&_nc_oc=AQmX3huKhRlRYfK6lGssLOg22gkr9BqduHfJ1W0z5O0RFOghxpXa1FyFQ71qKv8go18&_nc_ht=scontent-cdg2-1.xx&oh=6ca8e102400...Jump to post
How are flight numbers typically assigned? I know that single digit numbers are for most lucrative routes between major cities (NYC-Paris, etc) whereas 4 digit ones are for regional and short-haul. Subject debated many times I believe like here: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&...Jump to post
zkojq wrote:I'm really looking forwards to EWR-NCE. Fantastic example of the A321LR making new routes possible.
hz747300 wrote:Qantas94Heavy wrote:ro1960 wrote:Will CX’s 777X have the 9-abreast layout in coach like their current 777s?
Certainly not, they are already more than halfway through retrofitting their entire 777 fleet with 10 abreast.
Sucks too. I suppose I could lose weight though.
It’s not a “rumour”, MU did ask authority to open PGV-NCE last month but hasn’t been granted rights yet. One would have thought that Xi Jinping's visit to Nice with Macron last month would have helped materialize this new route. Indeed. As an aside, does anyone here remember what aircraft he used f...Jump to post
Sadly, it seems as if the rumored China Southern route from PVG-NCE was just a rumor. I still live in hope for a direct connection to Eastern Asia. I wonder which airline would be the most likely to go ahead with such a route? Maybe Air China? It’s not a “rumour”, MU did ask authority to open PGV-N...Jump to post
Will CX’s 777X have the 9-abreast layout in coach like their current 777s?Jump to post
Most airlines in Europe have abandoned reclining in coach long ago. At least the ones I fly frequently (AF, U2, IB, VY). I think FR too. On short flights it's really not a problem, rather better given the reduced pitch. I recently flew CX in Y and beside the fact that 9-abreast on a 777 is quite com...Jump to post
Due to 737-8 MAX grounding, AC is delaying the start of YUL-BOD to July.
Certainly very evident at airports like LHR, FRA, AMS that are congested for much of the day. An aircraft moving along a taxiway is significantly faster under its own power than being towed, so the taxiway becomes available for use by another plane sooner. They get more planes through the same infr...Jump to post
RobertS975 wrote:There is nothing that I detest more upon arriving after an overnight flight in Europe and finding out that the plane has parked at a pad and we will bus to the terminal.
Other LCCs like Easyjet may park at a bridge-equipped stand but still use stairs instead. Actually easyJet uses bridges at the front and stairs at the back. The other thing is that compared to the USA there is an extreme reluctance to use tugs for moving planes around airports. Can you elaborate? I...Jump to post
http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1418413 Enhanced service for Paris-PVG/CAN/PEK have been proposed, new service for Paris-PKX(Beijing 2nd)/Nanchang/Wenzhou/Nanjing have been suggested, new route from Beijing to Marseille and from Shanghai to Nice have also been proposed as sta...Jump to post
keesje wrote:New fuselage, controls, tail, wings, engines, new cockpit. Is this a 777X or a 7X7?
DrunkFunk wrote:Airbus has been working closely with EASA and british authorities to prevent that kind of event, won't happen for sure.
This has nothing to do with Schengen. Travel occurs within the French territory so no passport is required. However a valid ID is necessary to board a plane pretty much anywhere in Europe. A national ID card will do between France and RUN to verify the passenger's identity matches that of the board...Jump to post
A national ID card will do between France and RUN to verify the passenger's identity matches that of the boarding pass. But no border control. You are wrong - when traveling between mainland France and its overseas departments/territories there is passport/ID control by the "police nationale&q...Jump to post
However, for security some kind of ID is demanded like a driving licence. Driving licences are not valid travel IDs in the EU. Only national ID cards and passports. They are however permitted within the CTA area of two EU countries. --- The following forms of photo identification are acceptable onc...Jump to post
smallvoyageur wrote:However, for security some kind of ID is demanded like a driving licence.
RUN is not in Schengen so a passport or national ID should be required. This has nothing to do with Schengen. Travel occurs within the French territory so no passport is required. However a valid ID is necessary to board a plane pretty much anywhere in Europe. A national ID card will do between Fra...Jump to post
Interesting topic! I believe that Air France has some long haul "domestic" flights - eg from Paris to Tahiti or New Caledonia or Madagascar. Flight to Tahiti have a stopover in LAX, so passport and US visa required. New Caledonia flights are routed via NRT, so passport and maybe visas as ...Jump to post
- AF is also in favor of having a new satellite to terminal 2E that would replace terminal 2G Ugh, cant they just do like every sensible airport in the world and place it all in one single building for once?!? I dont care if all the flights have to be boarded by bus, but this concept of having sepa...Jump to post
This video is best to see height: https://youtu.be/78ZDaQ0UYZg
zeke wrote:Sure it’s not a photoshop job ?
And I find the actual topic interesting. Are the incidents up? Or just better reported/inline with the growth of the industry? Are there any stats available somewhere? Other than skimming through dedicated web sites likes crash-aerien.news and counting, I don't know how to get figures. No idea how ...Jump to post
AirlineCritic wrote:And I find the actual topic interesting. Are the incidents up? Or just better reported/inline with the growth of the industry?
I found another photo of the CDG incident. It looks like the AF 773 got both horizontal stabilizers hit by the MK 359 winglet that stayed stuck in the starboard stab. It also looked like a foggy day so this may have played a role in the incident. https://scontent-cdt1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/5164438...Jump to post
Eternal vigilance is the only answer, that and an attitude “there is NO excuse for a taxi accident”. Eighteen years operating C-5s into lots of small places taught me to know exactly where the clearance exists. I’ll bet all these nifty new electronics in cars is going to get people to rely on them ...Jump to post
GalaxyFlyer wrote:Nice is nice, the view very expensive, too.
Um, ORY/CDG-LAX-PPT is technically domestic although with an international stop in LAX (ATN hinted at a non-stop flight though which would for sure be the longest domestic flight) You’re right, it’s 9,765 mi via LAX. Same goes for NOU. Not sure about the routing, though. Must be via Australia, I gu...Jump to post
seat64k wrote:ORY-RUN is considered domestic, as far as I know. 9,337 km vs 6,423 km for SVO-VVO
Edit: Mentioned so far:
From To Distance
HNL BOS 5,095 mi
HNL JFK 4,983 mi
RUN CDG 5,809 mi
RUN ORY 5,802 mi
SVO PKC 4,203 mi
SVO VVO 3,991 mi
YYZatcboy wrote:Then you add in airlines being cheap and not requiring wing walkers, or only one wing walker
KL wings clipped. AS wings clipped. Too many AI wannabes. AS? Did I miss something? Yes. https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1415449 And also an encounter between a MK A359 and an AF B773 last Wednesday at CDG. See topic: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=21102411#p...Jump to post
Yes, but it's not as if they are growing after they are built. In a certain way, they are. Of course not the aircraft themselves, but their replacements. The 767 and A300 had a relatively narrow wing span for their body size, but it was considered normal in those days. Therefor, airports were const...Jump to post
sonicruiser wrote:Yes, planes are getting bigger, and thus more wing clipping incidents.
I didn't see this posted, feel free to forward or delete. On Feb. 13, during push-back, a MK A359 (3B-NBQ) got its right winglet clipped after hitting the horizontal stabilizer of a parked AF B777-300ER (F-GSQH) at CDG. Investigation underway. Is it me or these types of incidents are more and more f...Jump to post
coolian2 wrote:flylondon wrote:It turned back close to New Caledonia, more like a quarter of the way to China
I suggest an atlas for you
I always wondered the same thing as I frequently pass by JDP (Héliport de Paris) and didn’t understand the need for a 350m runway there. Thanks for the explanations. https://www.parisaeroport.fr/images/default-source/professionnel-images/aviation_affaires/images-pages-lbg/issy-les-moulineaux/photo-5...Jump to post
The article says that VY is canceling these destinations to avoid another chaotic summer. Can anyone explain? 2016: https://elpais.com/elpais/2016/07/04/inenglish/1467622396_910185.html Vueling execs called in to explain flight chaos at Barcelona airport https://www.lemonde.fr/economie/article/2016...Jump to post