Any thoughts or comments?
https://www.flightglobal.com/safety/vir ... 29.article
Lufty is just adjusting its service bar to the low height set by BA last year. A cold vegetarian snack as a pre-landing meal is exactly what BA serves these days (usually a tiny vegetarian wrap with a microscopic Dairy Milk chocolate bar.) Incorrect. Trans Atlantic, going by reports, seems to be a ...Jump to post
Has BA released seating plans for the A350 yet; I think the config numbers have long since been released (?), but not the actual seat map. Looking forward to seeing this bird "in the flesh"; I think it's a fine looking aircraft, though the front end of the A350 always reminds me of a loco...Jump to post
Someone83 wrote:Is London-New York the major city pair with the oldest average aircraft age, with UA and BA «leading» the way?
https://www.godsavethepoints.com/britis ... -schedule/
Supposedly, reducing the Madrid familiarisation flights and then launching Dubai over a month earlier than planned!
Also, two 777s with retrofitted Club Suites on JFK from October.
Anyone that's used London's tube network at rush hour, would know that it's not uncommon to have to stand, with not even anything to lean against for up to an hour. I could definitely see a market for healthy, able-bodied people on a tight budget doing short flights with this (Domestic UK or London-...Jump to post
It's opening day for the white sox and UA's home plate ads are rather placeholder-y looking, and they've never used "airlines" on them before. Make of that what you will. http://i68.tinypic.com/ne7h3.png They’ve used the same style in a few stadiums for at least two years. It doesn’t matc...Jump to post
https://simpleflying.com/virgin-atlantic-new-business-class-suite/ More photos and details here! It's a Rockwell Collins Super Diamond, same as BA's ClubSuite, Air Canada, Virgin Australia etc I actually thing TPG got it wrong. The seat looks more like the Zodiac/Safran Next-Gen Cirrus Seat referre...Jump to post
https://simpleflying.com/virgin-atlanti ... ass-suite/
More photos and details here! It's a Rockwell Collins Super Diamond, same as BA's ClubSuite, Air Canada, Virgin Australia etc
BA have just added a new Instagram story in the last few minutes "Your new club seat... is almost here..." Then a countdown for Monday morning at around 10AM GMT/UTCJump to post
jfk777 wrote:Will the 744 fleet get the new Club World seat ? or only the new planes.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BvEKjO-n9hg ... v64j56u2xp
Looks like it takes inspiration from the current First on the 787s, looking forward to seeing the configuration, which should definitely be direct aisle access and definitely not 2-4-2!
CarbonFibre wrote:musman9853 wrote:What's the layout for g-bnly? Is it a high j?
Super high-J with WiFi.
I know it is a change of topic, but how does the typical US system for flight attendant pay compare to Asian and European airlines? I work for a major British airline, and we get paid a basic salary that does not change and then, in addition to that, a flat hourly rate from the time we report, unti...Jump to post
British Airways has a tie-in with Jaguar for premium passengers on tight connections (includes a photo):
http://mediacentre.britishairways.com/p ... 7-228/8762
This is the take off on a BA 747 (Lovely sound from the Rolls) from LHR at seat 4A, just fore of the nose gear: https://www.instagram.com/p/BjdFJFdBvgw/ It just felt as if the plane was hitting bumps on the runway causing fixtures and fittings to rattle (Note: It was recorded on a Samsung Galaxy S8+)Jump to post
Unpopular opinion I’m sure....but I loved this livery. Being born in 1992 and growing up in Denver, it’s just the United I remember. Back when they had happy meals for kids on board! I remember getting to fly in 747 once, it was a domestic flight....Denver to Orlando but I think we connected somewh...Jump to post
Thank you TransWorldOne and Virtual737, hope to fly with you both one day! I will not comment on other FA's opinions on the role, as much as I may disagree with them - everyone is different and I of course couldn't have an informed opinion of how they are treated or trained by their airline. What I ...Jump to post
I work for a major British international airline as cabin crew ("FAs" pretty much everywhere else in the world haha) and I've actually found the vast majority of my passengers to be pleasant, some are of course absolutely horrid but I've made it my thing to just take a deep breath, step ba...Jump to post
Do airlines minimize the potential waste by adjusting the food load to the actual passenger count? I'm a member of cabin crew (FA) and my airline (and I'm sure nearly all) cater food for the load pretty much exactly. Of course, often times people don't show or on the converse if staff are travellin...Jump to post
According to the accusation, the pilot was about to fly an SAS flight on an international route this spring but was stopped before reaching so far. The police had random control and measured the promille to 0.64. The promille limit for flying is 0.2. 0.2?? Is that Norwegian or SK limit? Everywhere ...Jump to post
Just saw this report on the BBC:
Drone causes Gatwick airport disruption - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-40476264
I must be in the minority these days enjoying the buzz in flight. It almost feels like privacy and it certainly helps soothing me into sleep when I'm tired enough. I'm very excited about the flying the 380 someday but am curious what it'll be like to hear everyone's private thoughts for 11 hours. I...Jump to post
@jonathanRP Pardon? They have less money(spending power) in their pockets. Everything already costs more in Europe for a British Business person or holidaymaker as Sterling's value has collapsed due to uncertainty over BREXIT. M O'L isn't on some ideological political crusade. He is driven by profi...Jump to post
Brexit hasn't happened. It is being worked towards. It was speculated traffic would drop as people were bracing for Brexit, but it didn't happen. Somehow I doubt Brexit itself will have much impact on traffic. And Ryanair is Irish... Michael O'Leary has been playing the Brexit card for months in th...Jump to post
I'm applying to be a flight attendant at the moment. The regionals are asking if you are between 5 and 6 feet tall, without shoes. I am 6'1" without shoes. I am answering these questions honestly and I'd like to know if answering "No" to the height question will automatically disqual...Jump to post
I believe some airlines rope off the stairs to disallow passengers to walk up and down them, however, politely asking a flight attendant probably wouldn't hurt! If there's economy seats upstairs (like there were when I flew Singapore's A380s) I can't see them really having an issue.Jump to post
I'm sorry if this is a stupid question, but what happens in the event of an explosive decompression? Normally, vents in/near the floor allow the pressure to equalise without destroying the floor (by it being sucked toward the breach in the fuselage), does this still apply when you have this stairway...Jump to post
Just read this on local media in London; http://metro.co.uk/2017/05/01/turbulence-was-so-bad-passengers-ended-up-with-spinal-injuries-6607991/ Please note, the Metro is regarded as incredibly sensationalist and of poor journalistic quality, but does include a video of the aftermath onboard, looks pr...Jump to post
Thanks for all your replies, so it appears they do fully repaint the aircraft and that the apparent half-paint was simply dirt/partial clean!Jump to post
Hey everyone, I just saw this photo on A.net (http://www.airliners.net/photo/KLM-Royal-Dutch-Airlines/Boeing-747-406M/4313237) and it appears there's definite straight line separating the front of the aircraft's paint work, with the rear. The front appears brighter and fresher. As the new livery onl...Jump to post
If you want to choose the cheapest variant, I think it will be LHR-DXB (Dubai)- CPT. Emirates offer really cheap flights for that direction, considering their high service and professionalism. As for me, I consider the Emirates to be one of the best airlines ever. Yes, you'll have 1 stop, but you w...Jump to post
Thanks a lot for all your responses!Jump to post
Firstly, for getting around I'd thoroughly recommend downloading the CityMapper app, it's very reliable and effective and even tells you how much each route will cost. Public transport in London, especially the Tube (London Underground) is fantastic for the majority of the time and run late into the...Jump to post
Hi all, just a quick question about something that's been bothering me for a while! When aircraft are being refuelled mid-air do they not encounter wake turbulence? The separations required on approaches are well documented, but when aircraft are flying much closer together, doesn't this cause issues?Jump to post
All the best!
PS: On the very first page there's a tiny typo when you wrote "curvey" instead of (I assume) "survey" haha.
I chose a window seat for every leg of LHR-SIN-SYD and back again, I find myself having a constant internal battle with myself as I feel bad if it's sunny and someone is trying to sleep but at the same time, I feel like I should be allowed to look out of the window if I wish, otherwise, why have win...Jump to post
Make sure if taking ET to CPT, that you choose the nonstop ADD-CPT flights...which is 6 weekly (in peak season) with 788, while there is also another 3 weekly flights with 737-800 routing ADD-JNB-CPT. Another cheap adventurous option from Europe is TAAG via Luanda (from LIS or OPO)...get a cheapie ...Jump to post
You guys are amazing! ET via ADD sounds more acceptable now, I guess my last question is whether a 50 minute layover is enough time transit through ADD? Seems a little tight, even at a good airport like Changi! You should be fine. I transitted MAD-ADD-JNB last year. The inbound flight was delayed, ...Jump to post
Thank you all so much for your responses. With regards to BA, I've heard many mixed reviews about their product and on top of that, they're not Star Alliance, so I'm a little apprehensive - also, either direct, or with a stopover, total return flights cost about £1000, I appreciate the suggestion th...Jump to post
I don't know about other people, but I certainly feel that I'd analyse and critique my own flag carrier perhaps more than a foreign-based airline. For me it's a pride thing - I'd say to myself "So this is how my national airline chooses to represent itself/our nation to the world?" I'm Bri...Jump to post
Hey A.netters! I want to fly to Cape Town (from LHR) in November and wanted to hear your recommendations for airlines, aircraft type and perhaps even preferred stop overs (if any). Ideally I'd like to fly Star Alliance (as I've started collecting points since flying with SQ to SYD and back), I belie...Jump to post
Just saw this on the BBC:
He flew over an AA 737 that was holding to allow a Southwest 737 to take off. The video shows the landing plus includes the exchanges with ATC.
SQ allows you to reserve a seat for free when booking (And I booked 5 months before travelling) gave myself window seats on every leg of LHR-SIN-SYD-SIN-LHR. They charged a fixed 75USD per leg to book a "preferred seat" which seemed to be those on exits or with additional legroom (such as...Jump to post
Hi all! So I recently came back from a trip to Sydney via Singapore, with Singapore Airlines, and it's safe to say, now I just want to go all over the globe as far away and as exotic a destination as possible, for the rest of my life! However, when I returned and checked my KrisFlyer points, I was p...Jump to post