If you read the article, you would see that the Canadians are doing flights for check captains etc. one would think that such flying is more dangerous than a transit flight with flaps down. May have been to prepare for the great Southern transition. Add Air Canada to the list of airlines sending th...Jump to post
One problem with Amazon Air is that they rely on contract carriers. Until they take it in house, they have a very finite ceiling of growth without bringing it in house. They don't necessarily have to bring it all in-house. The model for Amazon Air may be DHL Aviation. DHL owns five airlines, has a ...Jump to post
There is no mention on what LH plans on doing with these. So in does anyone know what they plan on doing with these? I don't remember the context (perhaps Capital Markets Day) but Lufty did say they had no plans yet. The earlier A320s and A321s in the fleet are older than the A319s, and coming up o...Jump to post
The lease does include maintenance and crew training. The government estimates it will save €44 millions over the life of the lease compared to keeping the current fleet in service. Reportedly only two qualified bidders replied to the RFP... Neither aircraft will carry official government markings. ...Jump to post
KLM FAST FROM FIVE TO FOUR FLIGHTS PER DAY DIRECTION BRUSSELS SCHIPHOL - KLM, in collaboration with Dutch Railways and Thalys, will be phasing out the scheduled service between Schiphol and Brussels. Next summer season, the frequency on the route is already going down from five to four flights a da...Jump to post
Perhaps more so (but not exclusively) in Europe than other countries, it isn't necessarily clear at the time of boarding that it is a bus, not a plane, passengers are going to walk into. I couldn't count the times I boarded at a gate with a plane attached to the bridge, only to walk all the way down...Jump to post
I'd try and find new markets to duplicate JSX. Maybe find sufficient funding to grow the operation larger faster and gain economies of scale.Perhaps in Europe. My first bases or operation would be FRA and LGW and I would connect those with places like PIT,DTW,CLE,STL and the like with less that dail...Jump to post
rbavfan wrote:B777LRF wrote:Can't wait till the day someone's emotional support salmon has a run in with another someone's emotional support grizzly. Preferably within the confines of a CRJ or Jungle jet.
A grizzly won't fit in a CRJ. lol
No official news release (that I know of), however FedEx is adding to its flight schedule at LGG. It is now operating IND-LGG-DXB, PVG-LGG-MEM and a return HKG-LGG, all on 777s of course. It is good news to the extent that FedEx made it very clear they were unhappy at how the airport was bending ove...Jump to post
What this guy did was clearly wrong and he should have all of his certifications revoked. But let's have a little perspective here. This was not dangerous. Pilots do not take off with inoperative air data computers. Thank you! I was hoping for this kind of level-headed perspective. I am so troubled...Jump to post
The government would prefer it if no "new" flights where started at LEY. Only transfered flights from AMS. That was the main idea of LEY, as overflow for AMS. So if FR starts a base at LEY without having one at AMS it's kind of pointless, as capacity is very limited (regulatory)at LEY as ...Jump to post
Very helpful. Thank you. I've never flown on Air Georgian, anything I should expect? I'm assuming since I'm leaving from the US to YYZ, I won't be able to print a boarding pass, is that correct? Haven't printed a boarding pass in a while, however I travel between the US and the EU with a connection...Jump to post
Also understand this is the same couple that complained about not being able to order “7 Up” in French. (And won). Seriously?!? How do you order a 7 Up in Quebec? Even Parisians know they'd be ridiculed for trying to order a Sept Up! I may have to try next time I'm in Montreal just to see what happ...Jump to post
Flying both regularly, AA looks to me like the UA of a few years past... Coin toss as to whether the flights would operate on time and the crew would be pleasant to deal with. UA did recover... Unlike others' experience, I actually think they're doing well for IRROPS recovery, thanks to their app. H...Jump to post
So depending on the source, OO-SFB is either an Eurowings aircraft operated by Brussels Airlines, or a Brussels Airlines aircraft. As it seems to operate regularly on some of the cities I travel from when going TATL, I wonder, what's it like on the inside? Eurowings or Brussels Airlines? Specificall...Jump to post
Let's see what happens. I'm REALLY hoping RBG and Breyer hold on a tad longer until a Democrat Senate and President are elected. And if that happens, I hope the candidates chosen are well below their 50s so that they serve for decades to come. When RGB retires after our new president comes into off...Jump to post
JFK is down a runway this summer due to construction, this has been widely publicized which is restricting the number of operations at the airport Were airlines forced to cut their schedule to deal with the runway closure? If not, that is the kind of government action I want to see... I am tired of...Jump to post
I can only see Trump dropping out for 2 reasons: 1) He has a major physical or brain health problem (massive heart attack, stroke, open onset of Alzheimer's Disease which his father had) where he resigns or others have to invoke the 25th Amendment. Lyndon Johnson in 1968 quit his re-election campai...Jump to post
Interesting thought. I think you are referring to legal aliens that are classified as tax residents. People that are illegal would not be classified as a tax resident and even pay taxes as they could not legally get a SSN. Do you have a link that explains the $300 billion dollar claim? In order to ...Jump to post
I personally wouldn't read too much into this, even considering the recent events in Hong Kong. Swire is still the majority stakeholder in CX. I think the past week or two have shown that if the Chinese government asks Swire to jump, Swire will jump as high as possible and apologize for not jumping...Jump to post
After that, it is reported that some 2,000 Cathay Pacific employees including 1,200 cabin crew and pilots took part in a strike on August 5. One staff member also leaked the flight information of a group of Hong Kong police that flew to the mainland. The airline downplayed these abominable actions,...Jump to post
Waterbomber2 wrote:This first step is not bad, but a few ANR-AMS flights should be a given too. There are direct trains to AMS from ANR but flights are more convenient as you don't have to haul your suitcases around.
No. 72% of the BALPA-represented pilots voted, and of those votes, 80% voted for "yes"; so, 58% of the BALPA-represented pilots voted for the strike. Question is: are the BALPA-represented pilots 100% of the FR pilots? If not, then the overall percentage of FR pilots who voted for the str...Jump to post
Poland should accept immigrants to a point where the net migration flux to/from the EU is zero. They did accept tons of migrants from Ukraine, which happens to be in Europe (helping fellow Europeans). It's not their problem, that in today's EU narrative the only immigration that apparently counts i...Jump to post
Why do I have the feeling the "armed suspect" is getting the outcome he wanted...Jump to post
In a right-of-reply, the airline denies that any current lessor is asking for aircraft to be returned. One A320 was returned in June, however the airline claims the process was abusive, and implies the lessor wanted the aircraft back to take advantage of higher lease rates due to the Max grounding.T...Jump to post
Still not all 28. Has Poland agreed to take some as well? Why should they take any? Poland should accept immigrants to a point where the net migration flux to/from the EU is zero. Why should Poland be able to export its unemployed to other EU countries, and refuse to help fellow members at the same...Jump to post
Someone please correct me if I'm wrong but I thought LH was dropping EW's long haul division? Nope. They just let the mainline handle the MUC/FRA-operations and are heavily cutting back at DUS. Unless the board has changed their mind since their Capital Markets Day presentation in June, Nicknuzzii ...Jump to post
This is actually a poorly written piece. It badly needs an executive summary... Read about half of it, lots of mentions of well-paid lobbyists and a handful of people in jail (so the system works?), lots of money spent on projects behind schedule or canceled.... but not a shred of evidence, just inn...Jump to post
CRL to MIA by Air Belgium.... maybe Maybe....that's a huge maybe! Now that is VERY wishful thinking on your part but I'm sorry to inform you, I just don't see that happening at all. Neither do I, specially now that TUI Belgium recently pulled the plug on their Orlando/Miami flights from Brussels. I...Jump to post
FAA stated that airlines from the United States or airplanes with N registration are not allowed to fly to Venezuela and to overfly Venezuela. The restrictions do not apply to US registered aircraft operated by or for a foreign carrier, although that is a scenario that would typically apply to carg...Jump to post
CRL to MIA by Air Belgium.... maybeJump to post
There's a proposal in Congress that would prevent one side from removing service for a period of time after a carriage contract has expired. Distributors are in favor, most content providers not so much. I get that CBS wants higher compensation, their contract is 7 years old after all, however viewi...Jump to post
Best advice a friend and a cop ever gave me: If I ever feel uncomfortable in an encounter with a police officer, adopt the most non-threatening position I can (ideally lying on the ground hands on my head) and not move a muscle for any reason whatsoever. Tell the officer I am not moving an inch out ...Jump to post
Fear not, the deficit will matter again on January 21 of whatever year the Dems take control of Washington...
Now, we can up the dose of whatever Limbaugh is on so he can declare the debt ceiling null and void too, while he is in a mood to be useful for a change.
It was nothing more than a joke from the beginning. Well, that's disappointing. Given getting to Area 51 requires crossing the Nellis Test Range, I was secretly hoping the Air Force would coincidentally choose the day for low-altitude fly-bys and a few practice drops too. Might have made for some g...Jump to post
The UK Foreign Office updated its travel warning for Egypt yesterday, pointing out additional security measures are needed for flights from Egypt to the UK.
This is certainly linked to that.
Perhaps BA needs a week to review and/or implement these "additional security measures."
There’s an entire infrastructure built around Africa flights at BRU that Air Belgium will have to compete with. The CDG-BRU route exists solely because VFR passengers between France and Africa don’t want to drag their (usually) mountain of suitcases by road/train all the way to BRU. For local passen...Jump to post
It has been done before. A few years back, a BBC crew did cross the gate and they were basically left alone for 30 minutes until they forced the security guards to acknowledge their presence. Really? Didn't hear of this incident before, is there any footage from? Not sure, I didn't check Youtube bu...Jump to post
Me thinks he might even have had a business class seat for that $1,500. At least half the seats are paid for by an employer, odds are if he asked the right passenger, they would have given up the seat that didn't cost them a penny for the seat that made them $1,500 richer...Jump to post
See, last May I flew BOS-MSP and was all late and stuff (gross), and was advised by the more sanctimonious yes SANCTIMONIOUS a.netters here that I am to arrive at the airport fully two yes TWO hours before my flight. I thought that rule was for international flights. So when you planned yourself, y...Jump to post
1. The person that vanishes is usually hiking on their own. 2. The vanishing usually occurs between 4 and 6 pm. 3. Shortly after the disappearance, the weather often turns bad, which inhibits search and rescue teams to perform their task. Usually, this weather continues on for the next couple of da...Jump to post
The security personnel is a little smarter than average. My guess is, *if* a mass invasion does occur, they'll actually let them get inside for a mile or two, hide an interception crew behind a turn in the road. Sort of a test to see whether they actually have stupid intentions, or their motivation ...Jump to post
So what would happen if the governor chose to ignore the law requiring the proclamation? I guess he would end up making it anyway, this time under a court order? Still, I think refusing to sign until ordered to would have been a strong, if symbolic gesture. The "I have to do it" defense is...Jump to post
WW likely got a killer deal for IAG and wanted to remind Airbus that they’re not the only game in town anymore. I think there was a lot of that in the announcement, or perhaps Boeing demanded a public release in exchange for the price BA negotiated. I don't find the timing of the order unusual, it ...Jump to post
It is the second part where this lawsuit does not pass the sniff test. Someone who was merely a passenger on an uneventful MAX flight will not have suffered any real damages. there is nothing to recover, because nothing was lost. Genuine question. If an airline knowingly operates an unsafe flight (...Jump to post
Even though they're the smallest aircraft (read highest seat cost), the A318s would actually be the last to be replaced by A220s as they are younger than the A319s and A320s in the fleet. Another interesting nugget is that Transavia will probably continue to operate an all-Boeing fleet and that a 73...Jump to post
As a smoker I'm disappointed. This made connecting in ATL a lot less of a headache. I get the reasoning behind it, but I never notice the smell leaking out of the rooms at all. Don't see why they need to get rid of them. People smoke, they're going to keep smoking whether the rooms are there or not...Jump to post
Aaaaahhhh typical a.net, every new airline is the dumbest idea ever... unless the airline resurrects an old brand! If the founders had called their project TWA, there'd be nothing but positive vibes.Jump to post