This emotional support bullshit has gone too far. We can't go a single day without this being in the news now. Our entire society has become emotionally incontinent. 100% AGREE! Emotional support dogs are BS - and I love my dog more than anything, but I would NOT do that to another passenger. But w...Jump to post
LAX772LR wrote:TC957 wrote:A government meddling in how to run an airline ? That's never a good idea ! The Thai govt should see what disasters that brings to national carriers ! ( SA, AI to name but two...)
...and SQ, QR, EK, oh, wait.
Kenya Airways is being nationalised (true, it will become another basket case airline with the interference of a corrupt government), so they have every right to do whatever they want. I think you need a few lessons in contract law. If there are provisions for amendments to the agreements KQ is wel...Jump to post
but denied engine issues provided a convenient excuse to reassess a backlog of aircraft orders. “Clouds and silver linings are one thing. Was this an orchestrated slow or stop? No it wasn’t”, he said. “This is not an attempt to slow things with a regard to our obligations under contract. It is just...Jump to post
EBiafore99 wrote:I can't fathom how KQ thinks LH would partner with them...Star Alliance already includes EgyptAir, Ethiopian and South African Airways. What would KQ bring to the table?
So they want to have the cake but eat it too? Not sure what you mean by that statement. A lot of airlines have agreements with non-alliance members or non-JV partners. Kenya Airways is being nationalised (true, it will become another basket case airline with the interference of a corrupt government...Jump to post
In my experience, China polices and emphasises not putting batteries/powerbanks in the hold and not using powerbanks in-flight more strongly than most other countries. For example, every powerbank is examined as you go through the security checkpoints, I don't see this elsewhere in the world. I'm g...Jump to post
..........the state-owned carrier was looking to bring air marshals on board some flights. ..........a drop in visitor numbers to the island nation following the attacks would be inevitable "In the turnaround plan that we submitted to the government, we were expecting to reach a breakeven situ...Jump to post
The US has been doing that for quite some time. There is often a round of applause in the gate area/onboard, and they are usually thanked for their service. I see nothing wrong with it. There's no round of applause unless someone makes a PA. And it's absolute nonsense. Military should board with re...Jump to post
Like others, I too hope that London Airways will become a proper British Airways and start some long haul flights from Manchester.
But like other posters, that boat has sailed.
By the way, if any expansion to the US is a reaction to the upcoming Brexit and a trade deal with the Americans?
I have to say I think its a great idea and frankly, we should look at something like this in the UK - although the snowflakes and bleeding heart liberals will cry all the way to the ECHR about it. We (the Brits) are in a few cases a shockingly poorly behaved race of people abroad on occasion and mo...Jump to post
The worst part of the 321T is Door 1 boarding and all of Y and J stream past your 4K r/t seat. I hear you. Whenever I get the privilege of having a seat at the front section of an aircraft, I feel embarrassed when other fellow passengers are boarding. I didn’t pay for my own ticket and yet those in...Jump to post
VX may not be able to command the necessary yields, and also wouldn't want the orphan fleet. VA is in financial dire straights at the moment, probably cannot command the necessary yields, and also wouldn't want an orphan fleet (not to mention that an A350-1000 is too big for them). You mean VS, not...Jump to post
All, so they find it offensive. So be it ... no skin of my nose. At least now I know not talk about vodka when I am traveling to Poland or meeting with a Polish client. I am speculating here ... Maybe most of East European countries have an alcoholism issue. Maybe Polish tourism board do not want to...Jump to post
Ever heard of politics? America is not very popular in large parts of the middle east The distance is long, so market has to be worth it. Morocco is not middle east. So why do the US airlines fly to Israel and not other countries in the Middle East. ArchGuy1 by now there are enough posts that have ...Jump to post
Will he be allowed to implement the needed reforms or will the bureaucracy prevent it and ultimately see what he is let go? When Smith got appointed, I think I posted in the forum that he won’t last long. I am impressed that he has lasted this long hence I am an arm chair CEO and he is a CEO. Maybe...Jump to post
This has been one of the best, respectful and mature discussion I have read in this forum for a while (The good “old” days of airliners.net). All of the points in this discussion makes a lot of logical and rational sense to me without being a fly in the board room when the decision was made, hell I ...Jump to post
I have not seen an English translation of what was said. It could be on the lines of "we have orders now which we could cancel if we don't get F 35s" This sums it up. Whether it is pending orders or new orders, the way I understand, is that the message is a zero sum game. “Either I buy yo...Jump to post
Good to see designed in India assembled in US Boeing a/c getting new orders :) What was Designed in India? Bloomberg recently blamed Indian engineers for B737max crashes https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-06-28/boeing-s-737-max-software-outsourced-to-9-an-hour-engineers So India deserves ...Jump to post
No, CX will prefer add more direct flight to Hong Kong - New York Maybe you right, but if SQ’s SIN-FRA-JFK-FRA-SIN works then why would CX not be successful with HKG-LHR-JFK-LHR-HKG. Sure there is a lot more competition than FRA-JFK-FRA but if they can code share with AA and /or BA, could it not be...Jump to post
They do it now but AKL/SYD-SIN-LAX instead Sorry to be pedantic but as I understand OP and the title, it’s flying SQ to LAX from either SYD or AKL without landing anywhere including Singapore. However if the title and OP asked, can I fly to LAX from Sydney or Auckland by SQ than you are indeed corr...Jump to post
I think there are 2 (off) reasons for the growth which others have posted; ie. sex tourism market and the VFR market. The increase in VFR market makes sense to me because if I was living in Ukraine (this example would be very much related to Iran and Hong Kong today) maybe 2 years before the annexat...Jump to post
"A380 Biggest manufacturing loss in civil aviation to date?" ... Maybe, but I would interested to know what are some people's thoughts on the Tristar, the Comet and the Concord. I am an aviation enthusiast through and through and good on Airbus to give it a go. What was in some of our imag...Jump to post
The day a non-Frenchman becomes a CEO of Air France will be the day I will buy $1000 armagnac.
I don't see it happening, most likely he will be removed or resign in a year or 2.
I do believe it is a cultural issue. Example 1 I have worked with French expats in Australia. They were seconded from a super major French oil and gas company. The way these expats behaved with us locals was very much condescending. Their view was that we Australians did not know anything and yet we...Jump to post
IAG taking over AF/KL won't happen.They should first focus on keeping Iberia with brexit. Agreed, this topic will be hijacked by the Brexit issue. Whether one likes it or not but IAG will be not be the entity as it once was after brexit, whether hard or soft. As such IAG will not have the strength ...Jump to post
Either ANA know something that we don’t know, such as future Japanese investments in Western Australia or cyclical Japanese tourist fads. But sitting on my Chairman’s toilet seat, I see this route being highly subsidised and/or all the Japanese companies with offices in Perth have guaranteed at lea...Jump to post
Either ANA know something that we don’t know, such as future Japanese investments in Western Australia or cyclical Japanese tourist fads. But sitting on my Chairman’s toilet seat, I see this route being highly subsidised and/or all the Japanese companies with offices in Perth have guaranteed at leas...Jump to post
I too have some negative bias towards Russian and Chinese business model and their companies, however IMHO I believe this plane can be a disruptor (as per business text books) to Airbus and Boeing for the following reasons: [list=]Any country that has borrowed heavily from China will be required to ...Jump to post
As an airliner enthusiast, I think it is great that Thai Airways has such a diverse wide body fleet.
As an armchair CEO, yes it is frustrating.
As a passenger, it its frustrating not getting a consistent hard product on all their aircrafts.
Funny ... for once a government is interfering with it's country's airline and forcing it to drop a money losing route. Saudi Arabia can think whatever they want. At the end of the day they are no geo political power. They can only bully a tiny country, Qatar, with aid of neighbouring tiny countries...Jump to post
For a civilian aircraft destined for Israel to fly over Saudi Arabia and Oman safely is a major coup for the Israeli diplomatic personnel. I have to give it to the Saudis as well for accepting this flight and I am sure there were some goodies given in-return during the negotiations. I would not be s...Jump to post
How about Los Angles or San Fransisco from either Osaka or Nagoya?Jump to post
The difference between ET and other airlines in Africa such as KQ, SAA, TAAG, RAM and MS, ET is very consolidated in the European market, the Middle East and Asia Hub ADD can make enough connections for business and leisure passengers to connect with GIG, a very popular connection in ET is CAN-ADD-...Jump to post
In summary, tickets are cheap (inflation, cost cutting, packing in the passengers), a lot more people with diverse cultural backgrounds (national, religious and socio-economic) are flying, flights over 8 hours are more common and so are long lines at security and customs combined with the global cul...Jump to post
I know I'm going to get flamed like hell for this, but you really are safer as a minority in Pakistan than in India. It seems you travel a lot to both the countries, as you know a lot about them. I am in no position to have a say in this matter as I have only been to India and my sources are BBC an...Jump to post
Islamabad is actually a lovely place and relatively safe. I don't know what exactly the 'hardship' would be. It's quite boring and there isn't much to do, but for a one day layover, it would be fine. Lahore is also safe enough and a far more interesting city than Islamabad. Karachi wouldn't be a sa...Jump to post
It will be a cash cow for BA. British Airways can brand themselves as an aspirational service to Western Europe and North America. You will get the usual corrupt politicians and their families which is synonymous with the subcontinent and the wealthy as the target market. Also British companies doin...Jump to post
"What's happening with South African Airways?" Re-joining the illustrious club of basket case airlines. It was a basket case airline during the Apartheid days. Then became decent during the Mandela days and then during the Mbeki day's the decline started to happen. They can go to Seattle, ...Jump to post
I would like to see El Al expand in India. Delhi is the most likely due to market size. India is the largest buyer of Israeli military equipment and there are many tie ups such security, defence and and agriculture corporation between the two governments. However I would say Bangalore would be more ...Jump to post
... Indian Comptroller and Auditor General publish route wise historical financial performance of AI particularly USA routes. Other than uneducated Indian journalists, everyone else can look at these numbers. Can you show anything similar from UA? To be honest, I don't know, but my starting point w...Jump to post
But let me tell you something, these airlines are the real airlines, Not those three musketeers of Middle east. To kiddos, dont get offended, its my point of view. I think I understand what you are getting at, but please correct me if I am wrong. I think the word you are looking for is business ins...Jump to post
Malaysian Airlines has officially joined the basket case of airlines. Basket case of airlines have no business model and are at the whim of their masters (usually government or bureaucracy). Note that I am talking about getting the basics right ie, safety, consistency, dependable and profitable. Onc...Jump to post
I am surprised that he stayed for that long. As you can see the current and former CEO of MAS are more than happy to leave the airline for a lessor role. Makes me think that it s better to be working at any level for a professional carrier as oppose to being a CEO of MAS. The MAS CEO advert should r...Jump to post
Enjoy it while you can. In a few years time the US3 will stop making profits. This could be for various reasons such as war, technological or service disruption, terrorism, high cost fuel and so on. Then Y services will return to LCC type. The front of the plane the hard products will be replaced wi...Jump to post
I am guessing SQ are unfortunately stuck in contractual commitments with AI, such as codesharing agreements and maybe others. In addition I think (correct me if I am wrong) according to Indian regulations only one Indian airline per alliance, hence Vistara may not be able to join Star alliance. Henc...Jump to post