The rumour around the company right now is A330neos with future A321XLRs. One of our pilots found an A330neo “differences course” module in the computer based training. Luckily he took a screen shot before it was quickly removed. Would be phenomenal news if true, as a window seat lover who doesn't ...Jump to post
In the top 50 busiest airports list for 2019, only Jakarta (previously served), Kunming and Shanghai-Hongqiao. Sydney isn't served non-stop, but BA and QF offer same-plane, same-flight number service. Jakarta-London (previously served): Dropped by Garuda in February 2020. The long stage length of th...Jump to post
Surprised UA doesn't consider EWR-ICN with a 787. Maybe when we get further past COVID and international travel picks up again... ? Probably due to the limited feed at both ends of the route. At the ICN end, you have Asiana which only has a perfunctory relationship with UA despite being in the same...Jump to post
Ponta Delgada is a nice add. São Miguel is a stunningly beautiful island, although part of the allure is how serene and unspoiled it is.Jump to post
Korean Air used to fly to Newark until April 2002. In the final years of service, it operated as a tag-on from ORD. Korean Air has invested quite a bit at JFK (including a 20 acre cargo facility), and as such, they probably want to consolidate all of their NYC operations there. There is a big Korean...Jump to post
Those on that flight at 9.35 tonight would be turning the key in their front door by now in Brussels after a productive day in Frankfurt. Where would they be now if on an ICE? passing the border? How productive will they be rolling in to work tomorrow morning. You could take ICE #10 that departs Fr...Jump to post
With Singapore expanding its VTL to the U.S., I saw that LAX and JFK qualify for the special VTL flights. Why not SFO? https://sg.news.yahoo.com/sia-expands-vtl-network-14-cities-london-ny-paris-074748110.html I'm guessing that they want to leave options open for families travelling with children, ...Jump to post
VARIG hands down.
Hopefully I can head down to Porto Alegre next year to see PP-ANU. Not sure if one can get inside, though.
Air Canada's Rapidair service (Toronto-Montreal, Ottawa)
Sao Paulo-Rio de Janeiro (Ponte Aérea)
Sao Paulo-Porto Alegre
I thought BA pulled out completely from ICN and KIX, but they're still showing up in the GDS for March 27, 2022 and onwards. Is it just a matter of the system not being updated yet? Or do they actually plan to return?Jump to post
Shortest Widebody: HND-ITM and vice versa on JAL 777 and 767. Due to turbulence, there wasn't even time to complete the beverage service so the crew distributed candy to passengers as a token of apology, as we were deplaning. Thought it was a nice gesture. GMP-PUS/CJU (KE A300, A330, 747, 787, OZ 76...Jump to post
Almost 20 hours on a French Bee A350 without any ability to get off the plane must be pure torture, although I’m sure they are not filled to capacity at the moment. Similar situation was unfortunately quite routine back in the early 2000s. Back then, non-stop flight between East Coast and East Asia...Jump to post
Are passengers allowed to get off the plane during the tech stop at YYZ? Which terminal does the plane park at? Does it actually park at the terminal or at a remote stand? They park at T3 C gates. All pax remain on board. Unlike at LAX (AF, TN) or SFO (BF), pax don't have to clear immigration at YY...Jump to post
Can't guarantee anything, but from previous experience as a check-in agent, a deviation of less than 1kg was tolerated by most airlines that I have worked with (will probably round down as opposed to round up). It's only a problem if an overzealous station manager/airline rep regularly looks over th...Jump to post
MUC - Incredibly efficient and clean, ticks most of the boxes. Only downside is that it's a bit far from Munich, but that's the case for most new greenfield airports. SIN - Amenities that you wouldn't think an airport would have. ICN - Despite being over 20 years old (at least T1), still looks as cl...Jump to post
I've experienced it too many times to list, but the claustrophobe in me dislikes being crammed into a packed ramp bus. My worst experience was in Abu Dhabi where the temperature was 40C/104F+ and the A/C on the bus barely seemed to be working. I recall walking straight from the plane to the terminal...Jump to post
My experience with KE has been that their IT infrastructure is ... slow, at best. They recently overhauled their app and website and I hope it means they redid the backend too but its really no wonder it costs so much to integrate all this. It will be interesting to see the integration roadmap, we ...Jump to post
The Star Alliance lounge at LAX TBIT is the best lounge I've used in the US. I believe it's run by Air New Zealand.
Excellent buffet spread and outdoor patio with runway views.
United Club at BOS has some decent runway views, too. Friendly staff but very basic food/snacks.
The biggest concern I have is the antitrust impact the KE/OZ merger would have on the KE/DL relationship. Remember the US (amongst other parties) has yet to approve KE/OZ. Outside of KE/DL the only other TPAC flights if the merger goes through would be a AA flight to DFW (daily prepandemic I think)...Jump to post
ICN is also a phenomenal connection point, probably the best in Northeast Asia. Agreed. I think people ignore the strength and potential of ICN by focusing so heavily on Tokyo. DL will become stronger in Asia because of ICN. You fly past Japan to get to ICN. Conventional wisdom is that most people ...Jump to post
How many destinations did DL/NW formerly serve from NRT that are not offered from ICN on KE? Maybe I am forgetting some small island in the pacific, but I can’t think of any significant destination. Thus ICN via KE > NRT via DL/NW Saipan and Kaohsiung are the only ones I can think of. Further, how ...Jump to post
I've flown on DL multiple times in 2009 and 2010 and never had any issues, and never expected any issues either. I don't recall DL having a particularly negative image back then. However, back in 2010, there were still many long haul aircraft without PTVs in Y (744, 763) and the 744s and 330s had an...Jump to post
I truly believe that with the E-195's coming, that Porter will make YHM their new hub and ditch YZT, and are setting the wheels in motion with this lawsuit. YHM is way too far from the city and targets the exact opposite clientel that Porter has built a succesful business model on. I think the only...Jump to post
Like many other things, it can be as simple or complex as you want it to be. The most basic setup would be to get a cheap suction cup mount dashcam on Amazon for $30 that you can hook up to your 12V port. Or, you could get a more advanced Blackvue or Thinkware model that has both front and rear came...Jump to post
Air France won't be (completely) retiring the 777 anytime soon. They recently started phasing out some older -200ER frames. Some of their 777s are only 5 years old. They'll probably stick around for another 15-20 years. If you're avoiding specific aircraft types due to past engine failures, I'm afra...Jump to post
Even at the height of tensions between Korea and Japan, Seoul-Tokyo had around 35x daily flights. Seoul-Osaka had close to 30x.
Seoul-Hong Kong, Bangkok had around 23x daily each and Seoul-Da Nang had around 20x daily.
Of course, due to COVID, these routes are down to 1-2x daily.