I have used BER twice this summer. I found it strange that access to the lavatories is through a heavy door that you have to open manually. My 'home base' Schiphol and many other airport all have restrooms that are so much better designed. Access is usually through an open corridor. While washing my...Jump to post
In the grand scheme of things the introduction of this tax is completely pointless. Flights shorter than 500 km generate very little CO2, just four percent of the total. The vast majority of CO2-emissions comes from longhaul flights. This taxation might even result in less shorter flights and more l...Jump to post
Frankfurt - Bruxelles by train takes 3h6m in comfortable high-speed trains with departures every other hour. If someone uses a plane between those cities he or she has really lost the plot. The view from the air is usually better than the view from the tracks. Plus you depart and arrive at an airpo...Jump to post
Completely agree with that comment Widerøe are using some Finnair ATR's on a few routes in Norway, including the Molde Bergen route I fly frequently, it's about 15 minutes slower than the Q400 that usually flies the route. It does have nicer cabin and larger overhead bins but I'd rather have a fast...Jump to post
Air France (one way Chicago ORD - Paris CDG)
Emirates (return Dubai DXB - Beijing PEK)
Swiss (return Zurich ZRH - Shanghai PVG)
And just last weekend Swiss A340-300 HB-JMB from Amsterdam AMS to Zurich ZRH, 58 minutes in the air, connecting to Edelweiss Air A320 HB-IJV to Geneva GVA.
Bad news for passengers who like to see the world. Until now it was easy for me. I just avoid all flights operated by the Boeing 787. Now I have to find out the delivery date of the Airbus A350 the airline is using. After 2022? Than I will book another flight.Jump to post
jjbiv wrote:The fatal mistake on ET302 was the crew not flying the plane.
Nice topic. It comes up every now and then.
This is from four years ago:
PapaLimaSierra wrote:Surprised that no one has mentioned Philippine Airlines.
I prefer to travel to countries that don't require testing. So I spend my money there and still not in the United States. All worldwide travel restrictions need to be lifted completely. They have done almost nothing in containing the spread of the corona virus.Jump to post
eurotrader85 wrote:But has a separate Swiss section built into the airport for those that cannot/do not want to, enter the French state, for customs, legal, or whatever reason.
The US had way too many full service airlines in the past, more than any other country. That was not sustainable, now it's back to a more or less normal number. Why would six full service airlines in a country the size of a continent with 300 + million inhabitants be way too many? How many full ser...Jump to post
brilondon wrote:I use to fly 2 million miles a year.
For 80-90% of any given flight my window shade is down or fully tinted (...). Than what's the point of having a window seat? For 95-100% of any given flight my window shade is up. I won't travel on the 787 because of the insane window locking. Although I might give American Airlines a chance. Becau...Jump to post
The first thing people look at when deciding which airline to fly is the ticket price, so anything that raises the ticket price and can be left out is being left out. Meals are an example of that. For me that is simply not true. The ticket price might indeed be the first thing I look at when search...Jump to post
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Fantastic to hear the confirmation of the A340-600s' return. Not surprised at all that they plan to keep the A340-300 until 2025 - it's a dependable workhorse. Looking forward to seeing where the -600s are scheduled to. Very good news indeed. I will try to book a flight on one of them. Hopefully to...Jump to post
(...) and great inflight service (peanuts, pretzels, and free drinks with coupons). What's so great about peanuts and pretzels? And free drinks with coupons? That sounds just sad. KLM still serves complimentary hot meals, multiple drinks and dessert in economy class on flights over two hours. I kno...Jump to post
I flew US Airways Express from PIT-BHM on a Do328.... Talk about a long non-stop trip in a prop! lol Less than 600 miles in an aircraft that cruises at almost 400 miles an hour. I wouldn't call that a long nonstop trip in a prop. I would call you lucky though. The Dornier 328 is still missing from ...Jump to post
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Jetport wrote:The 787 is superior to the A330 in every way.
Thanks for the info. Can't wait for the European proving flights to easily try it out. I am in no need to try a Lufthansa Boeing 787, not even in ten years time. I am happy to have travelled on their Airbus A340, Airbus A380 and Boeing 747-400. Too bad I missed out on the Airbus A340-600. I don't u...Jump to post
American Airlines says window seat passengers should have control of the window dimming feature found on the Boeing 787. This annoying practice has been my number one reason not to book flights on Boeing 787's. Finally some good news from the aviation world. Thank you American Airlines! https://www....Jump to post
Is there a date planned for the closure of Stockholm Bromma? Tonight I was looking at flightradar24.com and to my surprise seven aircraft took off shortly after each other. Two Saab 340's, two Saab 2000's and three ATR-72's. I had four flights planned to and from Bromma in April last year. For the f...Jump to post
In the meantime in Europe I can't even fly 100 miles without the obligation of a negative covid test plus many days in quarantine. Why would you physically attack a crew member? Why don't you appreciate the fact that you can still travel through the air?Jump to post
airbazar wrote:Heck, millions of people buy a ticket to New York and end up in a completely different state, in New Jersey.
Their model generally worked well. If those Rolls engine issues had not happened, they might still be around? Then there was the 737MAX fiasco! WOW were just extremely unlucky! Are you really talking about WOW? What engine problems did they have? And what problems caused the MAX grounding to them? ...Jump to post
Galwayman wrote:kaitak wrote:I am told that EI is to operate DUB-BGI and DUB-CUN this winter. No information on frequencies.
Best news ever, fingers crossed ....
Nice shot of the new A350 on the last post in previous thread. Hopefully we will see these on a few European routes for most of the year so at least we can bag a few once things have eased a bit. I logged TC-LGC twice last week at Amsterdam Airport. It was my first sighting of the A350 of Turkish A...Jump to post
I really like the idea of a 2-3-2 or 2-4-2 layout. My wife is disabled and requires my assistance on flights, and having a person next to us on the 3-3 layout of current aircraft can be very difficult. For intercontinental travel I actively book away from aircraft with 3-3-3 or 3-4-3 economy seatin...Jump to post
FGITD wrote:My apologies, I’ll refrain from sharing my professional experiences on this forum in the future.
LAXintl wrote:Vandalised 772 getting cleaned up
I would try to change to a Boeing 757.Jump to post
As for business travel - I fully appreciate the change. I've seen it first hand and the fact is that business travel will never again be the same - there is no doubt about it. That is not a fact. Only time will tell. World population is still growing by seventy million each year. Many of those migh...Jump to post
My biggest 'problem' with this colour scheme are the missing registrations on the tail. The former livery had the two last letters of the aircraft's registration painted there. This always came in very handy during aircraft spotting / tail watching in Frankfurt or at other airports.Jump to post
NWAROOSTER wrote:Cannot stand it anymore than Northwest Airlines bowling show livery or United Airlines battleship livery.
Antarius wrote:They have a 200 page puff piece document about it, but that really screams hourly consultant to me.
In fact, I think Nagoya had a similar situation with its airlines, except that things didn't spiral overboard, they just built Itami and everything subsided. They build Chubu Centrair. ;) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chubu_Centrair_International_Airport Chubu Centrair was the first airport in As...Jump to post
We had two more beach trips out of the country planned for the coming 2-3 months, and with these insane new rules, will need to cancel them. For me the number of cancelled flights because of this whole thing stands at 26. It is what it is. Life with two less beach trips is perfectly survivable. Hav...Jump to post
I remember the date well. I also remember January 17, 1991 well. But only because it was the start date of Operation Desert Storm . https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulf_War Eastern Airlines operated before I started my aviation hobby. At least it is interesting to read about the history of this com...Jump to post