workhorse wrote:It's a real pity they went with the 787 though. I will happily continue to fly with them in the future, but not on long haul.
Doesn't rising fuel generally help for Houston? Kind of a special case because the demand there goes up way more than the costs when oil is high. Depends on the destination, but in some cases, yes. More disposable income, more business etc. During the boom in 2013-2014 QR713/714 was a corporate shu...Jump to post
I would say with rising fuel cost, uneven loads, and reduced frequency for several months would point to not doing well. Doesn't rising fuel generally help for Houston? Kind of a special case because the demand there goes up way more than the costs when oil is high. Depends on the destination, but ...Jump to post
I actually love the British Airways World Tails on reflection, each and every one of them were beautiful designs in their own right even if they didn't quite work with the rest of the livery. Some of them did actually work; Celtic, Chelsea Rose, Tartan and Koguty Lowickie were personal favourites. ...Jump to post
OA260, that is fantastic! No need to say anything more. That is what I thought sometimes a picture says a thousand words ! But what is Thatcher doing in that picture?!?!? Not knowing the history of that picture it seems to me as if she has taken tissues out of her bag to cover a livery she doesn't ...Jump to post
I wonder how they would get on if left alone without government interference? Likely better, but not necessarily successful. The region has enough high quality airlines leading the pack and a horde of LCCs capturing the price conscious segment. MAS is stuck in the middle wanting to be like SQ but t...Jump to post
Here’s hoping it’s more green and less white! Maybe.. but I predict more eurowhite for the livery. There is a program within IAG to make all shorthaul planes (A320 family) largely interoperable and easily interchangeable. That means all new A320 Series aircraft will be identical with "a little...Jump to post
I think a more newsworthy event would be a South African company not bleeding money :lol: But seriously, flying old equipment to Europe and The US cannot be a sustainable business model. The only way I see SAA surviving is eliminating long haul and focusing on feeding international carriers via a s...Jump to post
I can’t believe we still have to teach people about Just Culture in 2018 and the benefits it’s had on overall flight safety The only people who still need teaching are amateurs who don’t work in the industry. Those of us who do know why firing people who make mistakes reduces safety. By that reason...Jump to post
I'm amazed they got airborne at all.Jump to post
There is a warning horn if the cabin altitude rises above a certain number (though I'm not sure what that altitude actually is). We don't know the full story here, and may never because it's not a story the media's likely to stay on top of. But at this point it's just as likely that some mechanical...Jump to post
neomax wrote:Why does such a switch even exist in the first place? I assume this would only be used when descending below a certain altitude instead of ascending above it.
Have you ever been there? Do you know anything about the geography there? It's literally a 40 minute drive from one city to the other. There was only an A380 to DOH because there was literally no way to drive to Doha from the UAE and it was much farther. AUH will likely maintain key routes for busi...Jump to post
Deep Ellum has always been a draw in Dallas but has had a recent renaissance and is better than ever. Great entertainment, dining, and drinking neighborhood full of charming old buildings and shops. There’s a youth hostel there and from their reviews, it seems most of the guests come from Europe an...Jump to post
How close to retirement is this aircraft. Pratt & Whitney engines generally from my experience have a better record for containing containing debris. An example is the GE powered United DC-10 that had an uncontained engine failure of the number two engine and severed all the hydraulic lines. It...Jump to post
Has any US airline actually landed at a wrong airport in the last few years? I remember a Northwest Airline DC10 landed in the wrong country once but that was maybe 15 years ago. 2014 I believe. WN plane landed at a tiny county airport instead of Branson. And in 2016 a DL flight landed at a militar...Jump to post
In my opinion, when somebody (family or not) books under a single PNR, the airline system should automatically block those seats together on the part of the plane they consider non premium. If there are not enough seats or the arrangement of the plane doesn't allow for keeping the group together, a...Jump to post
A shame if that level of service isn't rewarded with more bodies, not necessarily going to Jakarta but people from LHR using CGK as a connection hub. Where is CGK good for connections? I can only see it as useful for connections to Bali, Australia and New Zealand. And the Kangaroo Route market is a...Jump to post
unrave wrote:Hopefully some vested interests are not modifying FR24 data as part of an elaborate PR hatchet job!
BA has 18 A350-1000 on order, but don't they have another 18 options for it? BA itself has hardly any options left for anything - just a handful of 787 and A380s left from pre-merger days. It is IAG that holds the options, so they can allocate planes to different fleets if market demand changes wit...Jump to post
HNA group is in trouble. Could be related to that.Jump to post
With a little bit of re-timing, BA could use the current BA33/34 LHR-KUL B789 rotation to serve Jakarta as a Kuala Lumpur extension....... The 789 is scheduled to be @ KUL from 16:10 'til 23:25, so the outward flight ex-LHR might need to be moved 2-3 hours earlier to effect a KUL-CGK-KUL extension ...Jump to post
Who else is counting down until all of aviation is alcohol-free? Go pound sand. Come on the one bad apple spoils it for the rest? I wouldn't go as far as saying that flights should be alcohol-free, but there could be policies concerning the max number of drinks people are allowed to have during the...Jump to post
Hello everyone! Recently, I noticed that Finnair flies a lot of long haul routes from/to Helsinki. How do they achieve good load factors and maintain these routes since population and tourism in Finland aren't that big? Also, do you have any suggestions of future destinations? Thanks for your respo...Jump to post
EChid wrote:mty777X wrote:Why does a man want to go from Caracas to Merida in the landing gear?
Things are pretty dire in Venezuela right now. Lots of people are trying to get out any way they can.
According to Icelandic media, WOW Air is looking to borrow 60-120M USD via a bonds issue to be arranged by Pareto Securities. Media (more than one) apparently got their hands on a "draft prospectus" where it is said WOW Air lost 45M USD July 2017 - June 2018. This is likely considering th...Jump to post
Anyone knows why KU' KWI-JFK flight stops at SNN while the return flight doesn't? The 77W has the legs to fly the westbound flight non-stop. Security. Something to do with TSA/DHS requirements and KWI not fulfilling it. Apparently security at KWI is or was rather lax. As a result, they stop in SNN ...Jump to post
To be incredibly generous, I can say that I "understand" LH's new livery, they tried something sober, crisp and modern that would withstand current trends avoiding silly visual gimmicks. Do I hate it? No. Do I like it? No. The A346 looks rather unfinished with all that white space but it'...Jump to post
ORDfan wrote:Font size still looks terribly small, which I thought they would've corrected.
Yech. The 346 has a long neck and it shows on this. 90% solid white... looks like an unsold aircraft sitting at Paine or Toulouse.
Also why does the blue end on the tail before the leading edge of the tail? The 747 tail was completely blue vs this white sliver.
7x 737-800's are leaving this year for sure, heading for a airline based in Indian Ocean region. Are they receiving 7 MAX's this year to replace these exiting 737's? They did lease 12 from GECAS. Deliveries started in June so they should be getting a few MAX 8s this year. Unsure if it is up to 7 th...Jump to post
East West had 8 aircraft. Comparing them to 6E or any of the major players now is ridiculous. You are missing the point. Relative to the size of the market at the time, East West was a major player just like Indigo is today. East West had 9 Boeings (8x737-200, 1x737-400) and 4 F27's. This, at a tim...Jump to post
Any Indian airline making money? Indigo ? Vistara ? REALLY? Haven't been following Jet Airways for past few years, weren't they in trouble few years ago with same issue, as a result Brussels scissor hub was eliminated, A330 and B77W were leased out to many airlines and order was truancated and ntu ...Jump to post
dtw2hyd wrote:Sure they don't have cash, but they are not burning cash like 6E. Their fares are probably within original revenue plan parameters.
They have to wait it out for lights to go out on 6E.
Again, if at a profit, this isn't dumping. Winner winner. I also do not understand why last minute fares being market dependent is considered a bad thing. Pretty much everywhere else that has a functioning aviation infrastructure behaves this way. 9W is pursuing the high RASK (premium) market. A ve...Jump to post
Fares in India have to rise a bit. While I like Indigo, I think their massive capacity dump is also a bit destructive. To a degree every airline needs an area that they can make a profit. I am glad that AI and Jet built separate hubs in DEL & BOM respectively. Domestic tickets are just too chea...Jump to post
All signs I have seen recently are that they are promoting AZ more and more, leading to believe the relationship was strengthening and possibly AZ would go full in. It doesn't appear that DL is going full in with AZ... The modified TATL JV filed last week between DL/AF/KL/VS removed AZ from the JV ...Jump to post