Surely shelling out the 30-40 million is cheaper than buying new planes considering they will be on property for another 5 years anyway. May aswell bite the bullet and keep them for 10 years. I don't know what to say about the maintenance issues, is it because of the size of the fleet ? Or is mainte...Jump to post
And for the record: as a passenger, I happen to dislike KLM profoundly on long haul J flights (didn't take them in Y yet), and I am indifferent on European flights on mainline, and dislike the no-free-neighbouring-seat on the ERJ fleet in Business Class. On longhaul, 2-2-2 configured cabins (except...Jump to post
Historically africa has been a huge source of revenue for AF. The triangular routes are common in the region, just look at SN. I'm wondering if AF shouldn't have purchased SN, its no secret LH group bought them out because of their strength in Africa and they have been bolstering their presence ther...Jump to post
Number 3 looks familiar for some reasonJump to post
So they took the suite vs semi suite discussion and basically just found a way to have a suite, semi suite, no suite at the same time. Nice to see there wont be the same compromise as SQ (sleeping diagonally when in lie fliat mode). Looking forward to flying this.Jump to post
Asiana has never flown to JFK more than once per day. The only long haul destination Asiana has ever flown to with more than a daily frequency is LAX. Perhaps you're confusing daily with weekly. One airline flying 4x daily ICN-JFK (on A380s no less) would be absolutely ludicrous. The error is mine,...Jump to post
For the longest time they used to fly this route double daily alongside KE. During peak seasons they were flying 4x A380 daily on the route. Since then they've downgauged down to a daily A350 (seasonal a380) whereas KE still flies 1x A380 and 1x 747-8 (Seasonal A380).Jump to post
Rumor tells that Airbus bought 2.4% of Hanjin KAL stake as well through Credit Suisse. http://www.etoday.co.kr/news/section/newsview.php?idxno=1769869 (Article in Korean) Sounds totally random and I don't think it is likely but... Reports did say that Airbus was expecting some A350 action but that ...Jump to post
Have they found a miracle solution to increase the size of the footwell? That is one of my biggest gripes with the current seatJump to post
Maybe not: https://centreforaviation.com/analysis/reports/philippine-airlines-long-haul-adjustments---first-drop-london-478183 Because this route is so difficult for PAL. More like Europe is a challenge for Southeast Asian airlines other than SG/TG/VN. Even MH now only serves London and mainly due ...Jump to post
I hope they decide to keep F on routes where it hasn't been removed. KE doesn't have the best F product but it has the merit of actually having it. And it was easy to redeem miles for it. The J changes are welcome though, I've been flying SIN-ICN alot lately and it's kind of hit or miss between the ...Jump to post
I'm not familiar with the AF interior. On this forum I gather it's pretty dated though. Well it depends really, all 25 77E and 19 out of 43 77W feature the "best & beyond" interior which to me is one of the best out there, in all classes (1-2-1 in J). All 15 332 are also currently bei...Jump to post
Having said that, I have to wonder which other AF routes can support profitable A380 service. CDG-PVG? CDG-LAX? CDG-ABJ? To some of us the A380 is still a marvel of engineering and a super cool plane to fly, but many people just don't give a shit and would not only not mind a 77W for example, but w...Jump to post
There was a LCC called Air Pohang operating CRJs from KPO to GMP and CJU. What happened to them ?
KPO has been a pretty empty airport since OZ left years ago and KE reduced frequencies to the current 2x daily.
Wonder why is BKK the one with the 5th freedom flights and not DMK. One would suppose if the Thai government wants to somehow protect TG, the 5th freedom would be limited to flights operating at the airport not hub of TG. DMK is a LCC hub, all airlines operating at DMK except Malindo Air is a LCC s...Jump to post
I believe there is no openskies between the RoK and Europe (correct me if I'm wrong) hence no JV. Also, KE only codeshares on one of the two AF flights and AF only codeshares on the daily KE flight. I fail to see how a 3x weekly frequency would have a big impact on KE, they've been running their &qu...Jump to post
KL now phasing out their full pax 744, replacing it with 787-10 doesn't help either. Finish the sentence though: doesn't help _____. Loads? No. Yields? Likely significantly... else they wouldn't be continuing with that course of action. It's not like they couldn't see the current slot situation com...Jump to post
Ok so, this might sound like a stupid question but I was wondering why airlines don't use different seats in J. Let me explain. Various seats have pros and cons and airlines often have to decide between lie flat, storage, privacy... and of course the real estate taken on board. Reverse herringbone s...Jump to post
I suspect many of these routes will get seasonal first class as they transition to F capable frames. Ausbt has said SYD will get F when it gets 748/A388. YVR and AKL will likely be the same. I reckon SIN will be one of the few South East Asian destinations to get F, have been on the route a few time...Jump to post
Some AF insiders have told me that the first few A350s are going to have Joon interiors because AF supposedly didn't have enough time to change it.
Wonder what that will look like.
Arrived in T1 yesterday, was suprised to see it open. People queuing with their "pre opening" tickets were being filtered at the entrance, made the already minuscule arrival hall seem so crowded. Quite annoying if you ask me, I hope the flow of people normalises once it opens for good. Fro...Jump to post
p=0.05 UK. Vistara. Hybrid. W, Y. Codeshares with BA, SG, MI (Silk Air), and JL. Privately held (Tata Sons and SIA). A320 fleet with a few A321s and B739s ordered. Failed to obtain DGCA approval to be a full service carrier. Time to reapply? Where are you getting this stuff from? :confused: Thanks ...Jump to post
So it has almost been 2 years since AZ filed for bankruptcy and no real progress has been made. The airline is still flying, they still have only 1x 77W, lounges are still being refreshed and new routes are still being opened (I believe AZ made profit during one quarter last year so thats that). Thi...Jump to post
The way I see it T4 has a very flawed design, I wonder if a toast rack terminal that would run parallel to the taxiways wouldn't be more efficient. And would finally make hub operations really viable. The bill would be tremendous but in the long run it's the only way to avoid roadblocks in the futur...Jump to post
On a side note, are there any plans to finish the northern part of TBIT ? Feels kind of wierd stepping out of the "new" terminal and ending up in what is effectively a shed.Jump to post
Having spoken to several Mumbikers, the situation is less than appealing, shifting most international flights to 737s was frustrating. Disrupted service has led them to avoid Jet, this can’t be helping with forward bookings... On the topic of Vistara, they seem to be ok if that is what replaces 9W, ...Jump to post
airbazar wrote:It's Singapore Airlines we're talking about. Their 77Ws are still 9-abreast in Y, 18" wide seats and a solid 32" pitch. Who does that?
So I'm booking a flight from MEL to SYD for my parents as part of a round the world trip and I was looking for advice on what airline to chose as I haven't flown domestic in Aus since the Virgin blue days. The options are either VA or QF as I'm trying to make them have a semi reasonable flight and a...Jump to post
From Europe, very few people would consider travelling to Southeast Asia or Oceania via ICN, especially after EK and QR (not so sure about EY) became behemoths in Europe-Southeast Asia+Oceania routes. Regarding Oceanian routes, I guess CX and SQ (plus TG and CZ in a lesser degree) easily dwarf KE a...Jump to post
Ever since OZ reduced JFK down from 2x A380 to 1x A380/A350 I thought there was an opening for UA to fly from EWR. Kind of disappointing that out of all the 747 routes from SFO only ICN didn't get the 77W treatment and ended up with a meager 787 whereas KE went 2x daily. I wonder if there is room fo...Jump to post
So if I understand correctly, when you get of the plane you wall down the same halls as international passengers. However when you arrive in the immigration hall the eastern side has dedicated lanes exclusively for domestic passengers to go through. My understanding is the walled off section in the ...Jump to post
SeanM1997 wrote:From 1 December 2019, British Airways London Heathrow - Bahrain will be extended to Dammam on B777-200:
https://twitter.com/SeanM1997/status/11 ... 3574523904
https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... f-16mar19/
Seems like KE is already adding frequencies during the Winter season. This bodes well for BOS !
And the secondary destinations in SEA continue... those 787 are coming in handy and I can only imagine these places are happy to get attention from european tourists seeking more and more exotic places now that Bangkok and Phuket are so "mainstream"Jump to post
How many have been refurbished so far? I am flying to Chicago in April and AF is one of the options. I would like to avoid them if there is a big chance of being stuck on one of the older ones. Starting 31st of March Seattle, Chicago, Dallas, Accra, Ouagadougou, Lagos, Cotonou, Niamey, Delhi and Be...Jump to post
aemoreira1981 wrote:[...] With CDG going all A380 soon, that will force a decision on JFK, as JFK would need at least two A380s and you only have 1 spare plane. [...]
The strides taken under the past CEO were a step in the right direction. The reverse herringbone seats were a great leap forward and onboard service was improved greatly. However this plan was put into stasis for the past 3-4 years, A380 reconfiguration has been pushed back year after year leading p...Jump to post
With a growing relationship with Korean Air, do you think DL would ever try JFK-ICN? Or are KE flights enough? I would be interested to see DL try JFK-Asia again, and i think ICN is probably the route they would try KE has 2x Daily A380 or 1x A380 1x 747-8 depending on the season and has more or le...Jump to post
NG finally caving in ?
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... up-control
The downfall of EK in PER is very hard to watch. Only a few years ago they were by far the biggest player on PER-Europe. I would have thought the demise of EY services would give the second daily flight a lifeline, but I guess not. It’s fantastic that SQ has managed to remain at 4 x daily - I guess...Jump to post