I remember once reading that Ryanair claimed their the inflight magazine cost them nothing as the advertisements paid for it. I don't know if thats still the case. In Europe PTV's are not that common on short haul aircraft. So getting rid of the inflight magazine will mean that the airlines would h...Jump to post
Really compelling reasons to fly during a pandemic...Jump to post
Man, flying in the US is awful. In the past, when we complained about airline not serving meals, everyone was defending the airlines saying one can always buy their own food at the terminal. Now, with restaurants closed in the terminals, and airlines not serving meals, the traveler is the one who s...Jump to post
Is this for a school report or something? Anyway, I have (only) stayed at The Ritz-Carlton Riyadh. Quite an opulent building, built with government financing in the diplomatic district. Being that it was Saudi Arabia, the pool and spa were only open for men. There were two restaurants flanking the p...Jump to post
American British Air China Delta Aerlingus Frontier Garuda Indonesia Uzbekistan Airlines Indian Airlines Japan Airlines KLM Lan Peru Egyptair ANA Olympic Bangkok Airways Horizon Royal Jordanian Saudia Turkish Airlines United VIVA Aerobus W X Y Z not sure if I'm missing the last four (does anyone hav...Jump to post
For me, these are the first routes that come to mind:
-UA EWR-PHL (though, this route still exists for cargo flights)
and probably a bunch more...
TheEuphorian wrote:Only one so far:
-LH BKK-CGK, in 2005 (5th freedom; later changed to FRA-KUL-CGK and then terminated in the mid 2010s.
Maybe a KE+OZ merger? OZ is a loner in Star, largely ignored by LH & UA. Does South Korea really need 8-9 carriers? Some are subsidiaries of others, but still.. This is an interesting question. It is a 50 million people country, with a rather high economical potential. It also is an "techn...Jump to post
Ooh, more disease vectorsJump to post
I wish I were on a flight solely over Iranian airspace; that country looks brilliant.Jump to post
I'll agree with you on the racism part (racism and xenophobia are not exactly the same), but I don't think we can completely rule out discrimination. At the very least, more caution could have been taken to mitigate doubt about this being an honest mistake.. Of course it's discrimination: They only...Jump to post
More important issue? CDMX has no water.Jump to post
Which excuse are you looking for? There's the until recently EWR was slot-controlled one. The JFK is more prestigious one. The UA does just fine one. Indeed, it makes a bit more sense for Star Alliance carriers to serve EWR, and I'm shocked (but not disappointed) that ICN isn't served from there. Al...Jump to post
I don't understand why they are doing more 5th freedom when they can fly direct. NYC-NRT seems unlike be a high yielding route for SQ. Probably because there is an even larger group of passengers that can't justify the expense of a non-stop. There's no reason for SQ not to serve both markets. If SQ...Jump to post
My Adam Air (Indonesia) flight in 2008 - three weeks before they went belly up - had many details inside of the fuselage duct taped or missing. Surprisingly, the flight was on time. That was around a time of an overall horrific reputation for Indonesian airlines. Not too much has changed, save for l...Jump to post
I could see another Western Europe route, as well as a Subsidy Express (aka China) route. Maybe China Eastern will extend their Pittsburgh route to AUS...
(how I weep for more flights from Japanese carriers)
Amused by CMN, Unsurprised by KRK/PRG, Disturbed by TLV.
Wondering if AA would start BOS-NRT (I reckon JL is doing well on that route)?
Narrowbodies have been TATLing for years, and on longer routes.
Next up, DL starts new flights to ATL.
of course it's a rumor...if it were true, it would be DXB-LHR-DTW, duhJump to post
Pyongyang and ? probably jet to the top of the listJump to post
Japan's worthy of all of your vacation time - particularly if you haven't been - so I'd just recommend PHL-DOH-Japan. Perhaps you could check out Doha.Jump to post
Jakarta to BangkokJump to post
Why does this continue to happen? How often are non-American carriers crippled by computer failures? I’ve lived in China for 5 years and I’ve never heard of a Chinese airline grinding to a halt due to a computer glitch. Don't worry, the Chinese military makes up for the "lack" of glitchesJump to post
My contribution to this thread would be Chinese border crossing stamps: Luo Hu, Wenjindu, Shatoujiao, Huanggang, Shenzhen Bay, Shekou, Bao'an Airport (Shenzhen) Lianhuashan, Tianhe, Baiyun (Guangzhou) Changping (Dongguan) Gongbei, Jiuzhou (Zhuhai) Gaoqi, Tongyi (Xiamen) Hongqiao, Pudong (Shanghai) B...Jump to post
When I had a visa (to go and grab a bite/do shopping), the old JED was good. No, it wasn't good, but I appreciated that it was a major hub without much transiting between gates. The new JED looks like it could be as bad as any other standard megahub. When flying from North America, I try to fly thro...Jump to post
Based on Google Maps, I had no idea it was 48 minutes of travel time to ONT versus 46 minutes of travel time to LAX. I live in Culver City so I would never think of ONT as a time-saving option Luckily for CI that is where the majority of the Asian population lives in the LA area. Luckily? Pretty su...Jump to post
I think Russia's a great place to visit. Although airport immigration at ROV (Rostov-on-Don) took me into secondary (they REALLY didn't know why I wanted to visit their city), I never encountered any issues wandering throughout Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kazan, or Rostov. In fact, Moscow is one of my f...Jump to post
Flew through MEX on Sunday connecting up to PDX.... Man, that is one tired and packed airport. New one can't come soon enough - no matter where it is! Sounds like you're describing T1. T2 is slightly better, if only because it feels less claustrophobic. (Tongue-in-cheek) how about expanding Toluca?Jump to post
I would say a big target here is Israeli tourists (like Lurvebus mentioned)! Although still not a huge number, the group has grown like crazy in the Philippines during the last few years. Going from 5,000 visitors in 2012, to 20,000 last year, the number has quadrupled in six years! This group toge...Jump to post
I was looking at EK flights into China recently (was making a booking) and had noticed they had cut the 2 new cities they had added in China-Yenchuan and Zhengzhou. Why were they cut? The obvious answer might be they're cities with very little demand, but surely EK knew that in advance? Or is there...Jump to post