Jomar777 wrote:Interestingly enough, neither of the other majour brands in the group (Austrian, Swiss (even as Swissair) and Brussels Airlines (even as SABENA) ever flew LH NB aircrafts too
apparently, capacity-wise the 748 works quite well for them. percect fit with 365 seats in total.
the "only" burden is probably the fact of 4 engines thus the fuel consumption; however, the 777-9 will be an 1-to-1 replacement.
finally - very great news and congrats to Boeing and TK! it's just a pity that they apparently didn't organize a welcoming event (or at least water salute...), but maybe they did and pictures/videos aren't online yet. According to upinthesky the 787 is going to Amsterdam on the morning and evening f...Jump to post
pretty sure, there is a professional team working for Spohr and currently very busy analyzing the economics of the XLR until the very cent. looking from an "armchair ceo" perspective, I try to comment on the current LH and LHGroup airlines network: North America: - barely any benefits for ...Jump to post
They really need to get some new aircraft for SN - some of them date back to the Sabena days and drink fuel like there's no tomorrow. Hopefully by aligning them with LH, OS and LX A320NEOs will be forthcoming. I could even see the A321XLR working well for SN in terms of its African and Transatlanti...Jump to post
congratulations to B6 and Airbus on the XLR deal. I would also assume that the backdoor is still open for more conversions from neo/LR to XLR variant. 4500nm range @JFK: http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=&R=4500nm%40jfk&MS=wls&MR=1800&MX=720x360&PM=* courtesy of gcmap.com as already men...Jump to post
During the last months, LH flights back than operated via DXB or MCT for security reasons (crew layover). Right now, I don't see LH having the right equipment to cater for the market and up against BA's 787. But you never know. Btw. Why would some of you guys even bring up Iran in this discussion an...Jump to post
HB-JMC will go to NRT as LX160 tomorrow, and I'm glad she's back! The remaining 2 will go after the summer peak. as mentioned, HB-JMC just took off from ZRH on the way to NRT. https://www.flightradar24.com/SWR160/20f41c9b btw. HB-JND (LX/77W) seems to be grounded still. really curious to know what ...Jump to post
some widebody news: Edelweiss will be offering widebody 333/343 on selected shorter routes during Sep/Oct 2019: Zurich – Djerba 28SEP19 – 19OCT19 1 weekly (Overall 2 weekly during this period) Zurich – Hurghada 29SEP19 – 27OCT19 1 weekly (Overall 4 weekly during this period) https://www.routesonline...Jump to post
great overview and thanks for consolidating the data!
massive performance for EK transporting millions between LHR-DXB and further to the world. surely, the O/D share is only minor (even compared to JFK or LAX).
how easy (or difficult) is it to be cross-qualified for 777pax and 777freighter operations from pilot perspective?
is it like the 320-family where one could easy fly 4 different types on any given day?
I don't think it's a big deal, but still wondering... ?
except for NBO/DAR, all longhaul flights are generally operated at least daily. it would be safe to assume that they initiate a new route like ICN also on daily basis. therefore, it will be a tough game for KE with their 3x weekly service. ZRH-ICN is 200 miles shorter than ZRH-PEK/PVG. both flights ...Jump to post
NRT is surely a good bet for 77W upgauge, but I wouldn't be surprised if they announce one of the two Chinese cities (PVG or PEK). I believe TATL-wise, the almost double-daily BOS flights as well as EWR, MIA and YUL doing fine and don't require an immediate upgauge from 333/343 to 77W. The same can ...Jump to post
YYZ is an interesting one; I thought they were thinking about ICN or IAD since two new 77W will join the fleet soon. AC 878/879 YYZ-ZRH-YYZ switched from 333 to 789 (with 298 seats) and now to 77W (400-450 seats capacity) for the summer. I still believe Seoul or Washington will be next, but you neve...Jump to post
I also think that Austrian will be the first to crack in Vienna. They will probably drop routes where there is too much LCC presence. They must be shock, in 18 months they went from king of the castle to under siege by a swarm of LCC’s. won’t look good on Lufthansa reports. they surely feel the pre...Jump to post
Not scientific .. or stats. But tonights BA 220 looks like it's sold well ...: 1CHSLON/D« 06JUN THU CHS/EDT LON/‡5 1BA 220 J2 C2 D2 R1 CHSLHR 1120P 1220P‡1 788 M 0 QS DCA /E I0 W2 E0 T0 Y9 B9 H9 K8 M5 L2 V2 S1 N0 Q0 O0 G2 Business cabin has 2 seats to sell; Premium Economy sold out; economy is look...Jump to post
In short, after LH was named as a 5 star airline ( ahead of TK ), TK left the Skytrax rankings. Most people at a.net suggest that Skytrax ranking is a marketing tool for airlines and the more you pay the higher ranking you get. So it is not fair at all. That is why TK is downgraded to a 3 star airl...Jump to post
TK down to 3star by Skytrax :) We all know why :) I don't know why, sorry. In short, after LH was named as a 5 star airline ( ahead of TK ), TK left the Skytrax rankings. Most people at a.net suggest that Skytrax ranking is a marketing tool for airlines and the more you pay the higher ranking you g...Jump to post
Small correction: It is LH426. On a side note it's cool that Philly is getting another 747 service Yep! There’s a pic somewhere showing the LH and Speedbird 747s next to each other - nice! It’s an A332 during winter. Before 2018, this was a LH CityLine route on an A343. LH doesn't have 332's; you p...Jump to post
That was very much expected; either them or EK, but with recent "cozyings" between Turkey and Qatar, nothing less would suit the egos *eyeroll* Nevertheless, happy to see a new type at IST and one which is extremely rare to Turkey. Former IST only got the 380 twice: one time on a Lufthansa...Jump to post
from what i have been told, the NEOs at Lufthansa are limited by a court order on behalf of the cabin crew union UFO. Something about "unbearable working conditions" in the small aft galley on flights exceeding 2.5 hrs or so.... Wauw. Adding a few seats backfired significanty if this is t...Jump to post
PC is pushing more and more into the ESB market with direct flights to SAW, AYT, ADB, BJV and ECN (domestically) and VIE, FRA, DUS, EBL, AMM, KBP internationally, just a name a few. With Anadolujet around, this is a lost game for them right from the beginning.Jump to post
KK and for this matter 8Q tried many things and changed their strategies in very short period of times in a struggle (or challenge...) to define themselves. I see it as a kind of way to profit for short-term opportunities. The historical success of PC was driven by many favorable factors: inexpensiv...Jump to post
Better footage available right here: https://youtu.be/QywCYRC-kEE Still, it's beyond me why: - the nose was to the South iso North after pushback? See the other aircraft on the footage doing it right. - if for any reason it was necessary to pushback like this, why do the u-turn instead of just taxii...Jump to post
Sadly, only a few months after opening, the new airport has seen it's first incident.
A TK B77W on a domestic flight to ESB crashed an electric pole while taxiing out for departure.
qf789 wrote:First Turkish Airlines 789 TC-LLA has rolled out of final assembly
https://twitter.com/KPAE_Spotter/status ... 82464?s=20
I dont have to add anything related to competition and economy of scale. To reach break-even on any US-IST route nowadays is absolutely though. However, fleets have evolved and both DL and UA have more economical planes in their portfolio. I remember UA was mainly struggling with many AOGs and the d...Jump to post
I suspect crew training measures here is the overview: LH 582 01JUL19-30SEP19 1234567 FRA-CAI 1020-1425 LH 583 01JUL19-30SEP19 1234567 CAI-FRA 1540-2000 LH 1232 01JUL19-22OCT19 12_____ FRA-VIE 0650-0810 LH 1233 01JUL19-22OCT19 12_____ VIE-FRA 0910-1035 OS 121 22MAY19-24JUL19 __3____ VIE-FRA 0710-084...Jump to post
From July to October, LH will be deploying 333, 343 and 346 aircraft on selected EU/AF selected return flights from FRA (as an upgauge from 321):
- daily to CAI
- VIE (on Mondays)
- DUB (on Wednesdays)
- LIS (Mondays/Tuesdays)
OS is also operating 76W/772 to FRA on selected says.
my Elite status with TK got renewed in March, requested the new card via their online tool now for the 5th time, but still no sign of the new card. got into discussion in some US and Asian airports as some didn't want to recognize the digital card in the TK app. called their hotline yesterday and th...Jump to post
are all the comments here regarding the "inability of EY to fill 3x A380 on daily basis" or "the flights are not profitable" or similar actual proven facts or just comments thrown in?!? and if so, of course it is not the most favorable situation to "own" a few pair of s...Jump to post
on selected days in May, XQ will be deploying Wamos Air 747-400 on flights from/to AYT. first flights are scheduled from CGN and DUS on 4/5 May; apparently FRA/ZRH is also planned, but nothing scheduled so far. according to Wamos webpage, their 744 has a 529 seat configuration. thats a lot of seats,...Jump to post
I also like the new uniforms, but even more the fact that these were designed by students of two universities in Izmir. Sure, one can spend lots of money with globally known designers and brands; however, this approach is definately highly welcomed and quite refreshing IMHO. regarding China: during ...Jump to post