Have used Aeroflot a couple of times to China. Worked out pretty well.
Historically Aeroflot has by far the best pricing on singles if you got yourself in a position that you needed one.
People need to get ahold of themselves. The ask was to cover up a little during feeding. Completely reasonable. YOWza Not really. The mother knows best on how she and her baby would feel most comfortable and eat best during a feed. If covering up would help the baby eat better, great. If not coveri...Jump to post
Bad news fir Belfast site which builds Fuselage.
Bombardair Belfast at risk of death by 1000cuts
Can only hope Brexit gets sorted and with the uplift of A220 airbus commits to the wing program.
World domination only takes one country, ask any Baseball fan. Ona serious note, I find it fascinating as regards China air travel having lived there. Rail travel has certainly slowed growth in recent times for flights 1hr or less. Will be interesting to see how they grow in Beijing after the airpor...Jump to post
Passing by BFI today and man the storage lot west of E Marginal Way is full of MAXs. Seeing all those Chinese frames I wonder why Boeing didn't ferry them all to HSN, afterall isn't that suppose to be the completion center for all Chinese deliveries? Might as well use this opportunity to get the lo...Jump to post
I wonder if it anyone can tell if any commercial tactics as regards the cuts.
Makes sense to cut from airlines where reappraisal will be longer.
Will Boeing inlmvolve customers in the descipn?
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... ights.html
I read it is not an April fool! Presume he said whether fact or not
Pilot not qualified to fly at night - from the BBC headline/report
It’s going to be embarrassing for the whole world when the accident cause is unrelated. It will not be embarrassing for anyone. There is circumstantial evidence that both crashes may have something in common and it may have something to do with the aircraft type.Even if the chance is only 1/1000 th...Jump to post
This will be a big impact on Derry airport. Only 2 days ago announced additional funding for nex 3 years for standees route
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern- ... t-47237041
For $77 billion both Airbus and Boeing could come up with hyper-efficient electric short range planes and still have money left over. Sorry if this triggers any of our Luddite tendency hereabouts, but that much cash could fund both OEMs and engine makers to do a clean sheet project. Rechargeable hy...Jump to post
A couple of interesting articles. One about arranging flight the other an interview a few years ago re the pilot who arranged the flight. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/47013474 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/magazine-34492176/my-life-as-a-ferry-pilot That interview with the pilot is somewhat ...Jump to post
A couple of interesting articles. One about arranging flight the other an interview a few years ago re the pilot who arranged the flight.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/magazine- ... erry-pilot
On the wider point, adding Shenzhen would suggest they are reasonably happy with performance at DUB. I’ll admit however, it’s not a city I ever imagined us having a direct flight to! Five years ago if you told me we'd have a direct flight to Shenzhen I'd have said you were daydreaming. In the past ...Jump to post
Hainan to launch Dublin Shenzhen twice a week Monday and Friday on 25th Feb - not much notice https://fora.ie/hainan-airlines-dublin-shenzhen-4450833-Jan2019/ Has anyone an opinion other than on Aeringus. Crazy how we all went mad for the first flight to China everyone, second one comes along which...Jump to post
Hainan to launch Dublin Shenzhen twice a week Monday and Friday on 25th Feb - not much notice
https://fora.ie/hainan-airlines-dublin- ... 3-Jan2019/
CAN DFW is slightly longer than DFW HKG putting it in top 20 flights by distance in world. As been pointed out previously the limited international airlines at the airport point to low yield and hence crazy to launch such a route. Never will be AA but as we all know CZ can do crazy things :-). Agree...Jump to post
Is this really the only scheduled international flight.
I couldn’t even see a flight to Canada or Mexico on the wiki list.
Does international arrivals even function currently, are there holiday charters to Caribbean?
Would certainly beat the quests at JFK
Also seen that airlines with multiple daily flights the hotel can manage the rooms very effectively. I have seen this with SQ in Shanghai. When multiple changes during the day. Also allows hotel to manage cleaning schedules. They are gaurenteed the swap when it happens at 6am will always have a coup...Jump to post
Timings works well for connections to east coast US and upon arrival in Bangalore.
All surprises me how stupid A-clock timings of international flights are acceptable in India and other places in Asia.
Managed to avoid them muscly when I lived there
Why anyone would fly long haul to Macau given the motorway goes straight from HK airport would be beyond me!
Europeans all go to Las Vegas so no market there for TP either
Got to also remember the frequency the plane can offer. I agree with 3-4hr time. Remember people need to also travel to a train station, in Shanghai this is the same location as the train so not much difference in pre boarding fir either option. Agree with posting that growth in travel means there i...Jump to post
From the MSP Airport Spotting page there will supposedly be an announcement tomorrow (9/13) of EI service to MSP. Source is claimed as "fairly credible", and while it could change it appears to be near definite. MSP-DUB is loaded it's flight 88 leaving at 1900 and arriving DUB at 0840 Tho...Jump to post
Is this first delivery of an aircraft without Premium economy since they started?
What is the strategy on what routes do and don’t have premium economy
KE tried ICN-PEN in the mid-2000s with the A330-200. Can't remember what the exact frequency was but it was less than daily. Maybe Jin Air (KE's LCC subsidiary) can add ICN-PEN someday, but at the present moment I believe they are not allowed to add any new routes due to their recent scandal. KE cu...Jump to post
Earlier this year BA hinted at Melbourne being a possible future destination. I Suppose they may want to take some of the market share on the Melbourne-LHR route as capacity with QF has been cut with the dreamliners and with less First Class seats. I think they would like to get back to MEL but it ...Jump to post
Interesting article on the on-offfHSR. Will be built one day as it makes sense but looks like it is off for now.. Remind me which is the 2 highest routes would either be threatened by HSR Https://centreforaviation.com/analysis/reports/kuala-lumpur-singapore-air-route-hsr-no-longer-a-threat-424321Jump to post
They have to focus on connections Ireland... it's just too small of a market. But the rest of the UK and perhaps part of Scandinavia (aka... what KLM does... defecto carrier for both of those markets) and they may just stand a chance. So given that, some thoughts. How about looking at some seasonal...Jump to post
Interesting that it is only the number 1 route LHR -JFK that has yet to have the A380 as an option
I get the frequency vs volume debate in time I’m sure it will happen.
Understand HNL NRT had yet to commence.
There is still slots fir evening departures from Heathrow which work for China given time difference.
I agree the A380 will be on its way
Plane Pooling - Trump can collect him on his wayJump to post
BA will code-share on QR's DOH - AKL flight - hopefully this improves the viability of this ULH flight in the midst of rising oil prices. See: https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/278840/british-airways-expands-qatar-airways-codeshare-network-from-may-2018/. Cheers, C. Was just skyscan...Jump to post
Do Singapore give staff 2 nights in NYC to recover.
Interesting to see what policies of airlines will be on the ULH. I know another thread re QANTAS Perth flights.
Airliners - here has been innovation as we see with A380, B787, CSeries etc all to bring down the CASM. Whether enough is another qustion Ancillary on board service - ie seats, entertainment etc. We are getting what the airlines think we want to pay for! This is where innvoatiin needs to lead. For e...Jump to post
Looks like US are looking to make it as difficult as possible.
At this stage any sale is a bonus wouldn’t be counting anything as a firm
If a deal is pulled off personally I see a few 737 for regional and possible a 777 did long haul. As Trump is centre to the deal US aircraft in prime position, and as others point out KAL also critical so 777 can be supported with pilots even though 787 large enough. I do see Air Koyo staying around...Jump to post
The scenarios are endless and complicated by the fact of where do you dra the line in Asia as regards going east or west is best! For North America it is really only India to the US that is worth considering as is case for wow. A little bit for sea to east coast as well For South America very differ...Jump to post
Any idea where the slots are coming from? It's possible that as a new entrant and with those late arrival and departure times, that these slots came free. Nothing comes free at Heathrow ;-) Is there much opportunity for additional spots in evening or is it restricted by total flights? Going east al...Jump to post
Hmmm... Interesting, I guess the asset sell offs from HNA Group has freed up some capital. It would be great to have some A350s sent our way to Hong Kong Airlines for more expansion to compete against CX. The CN4 against ME3 to battle it out on the Kangaroo Route soon. I don't see that happening, b...Jump to post
There's a greater analysis of the reason why the case collapsed here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-43907466 Would any other airline employee them? Understand Sur Transat would be done fir unfair dismissal if they didn’t. I’d say in a lot of countries they’d still lose there jobJump to post
Personal I am very uncomfortable about this.
Key is to invest in training for all not just the 2 individuals
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-43907466 The pilots will be reinstated after training as no evidence the airline can use against them. Personally a bit torn over this one. Legally they can’t lose there job but I ask myself would I wang to fly on a plane they are in charge of? Key ...Jump to post
So Belfast International changes hands again. Will be interesting to see if can bring anything to the party.
I think ET, the largest carrier in this market, will likely add Shenzhen and Chongqing in short term, and long term may venture into markets such a HGH, NKG, SHE. I think NBO-PEK is definitely a missing hole, but with the new Daxing Airport CZ may jump on this . Also, LOS-China is unserved and I se...Jump to post
We all take so much for granted. If this had have been an A or B Aircraft in developed world posts here would have been crazy numbers.
Let’s hope they get to bottom of it so can all continue to learn and have years like 2017 for aircraft safety