The only way I could see this return is if there was a LCY-LGA. Otherwise time has marched on; - New CW is vastly better - Global Entry for Brits lessens the Shannon CBP advantage - Crossrail - LHR catering has improved - At single daily rotation, you are screwed if things go south ex-LCY - Covid, B...Jump to post
IATA do not expect travel to bounce back until 2024 https://www.iata.org/en/pressroom/pr/2020-07-28-02/ At this stage we have to accept that we need to live with Covid for the long term so we should be planning accordingly. The govt will need to up their game in dealing with this. National lockdowns...Jump to post
C-19 has upended life as we know it. There is no guarantee that things will revert to the old model. Airlines have devalued their FFP and companies are busy cutting costs. I think there is a high chance that we see much more free agents after Covid, where people make a choice based on the immediate ...Jump to post
If displayed equivalent behavior while driving a car, he would be facing reckless driving charges from the police. Similar should apply hereJump to post
Revelation wrote:SANAV8R wrote:Never understood why they named the airport after him
Money makes the world go 'round.
I presume they felt they would make the most money this way.
If the FZ 737 fleet does not work, there is always the EY fleet with plenty of A330/787 should a merger happenJump to post
Does someone know if Vietnam tried to change SGN to something else at the time they changed city's name to Ho Chi Minh City? At the moment code HCM is is Somalia and TSN (could be for TAN SON NHAT) is in China, so no obvious codes available. Although I'm not aware how old are the codes HCM and TSN....Jump to post
QR back 3x with A359 on July 1, then going daily on Aug 1 https://www.qatarairways.com/en/press-releases/2020/june/QRUSFlights.html?CID=AFALL0204026300000000000&PID=8083019&CJEVENT=455651fbb29811ea838a01500a24060f QR743 DOH 08:00 – 14:15 BOS (Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun) QR744 BOS 22:00 – 1...Jump to post
What's the point in that change? Who would ask for it in the first place? I'm surprised that IATA entertains these things, could be the open door for more political silly requests... Indeed, if a certain individual gets wind of this option we might see a request for IAD or JFK to change to DJT :sti...Jump to post
Not today it seems. Maybe tomorrow.
If full, that's a lot of PPE on board.
I hear Willie Walsh is looking for a new challenge this fallJump to post
Question on travel into Ireland right now. I know EI are stilling operating limited flight from JFK,ORD and BOS. Also know about filling in the Covid forms and the current 14 day quarantine. However is there a restriction on US Passport holders from entering right now? Thanks for any info. Non-esse...Jump to post
VS4ever wrote:ASA wrote:Is there any website who is compiling when the flight restrictions may be lifted or when individual airlines may be restarting flights?
That's all i have been able to find, hope it helps
There’s FDA issues with Chinese KN-95 masks, without FDA approval, they can’t be used and legal advice to hospitals is not use them. It’ll be interesting to see how this goes. As flawed as the KN-95 masks might be, there are health care providers making do with home-made masks right now, so I would...Jump to post
Here is a great trip report for its little brother AN-124
I imagine there a quite a few similarities, particularly from the cockpit and crewing perspective https://samchui.com/2020/02/18/flying-v ... n45h4hKhaQ
Don’t forget that EC261 will get you cash refund if flying inside 2wks of the flight cancelation by the airline I think that with the difficulties airlines are facing due to the Covid-19 and restrictions imposed by governments, EC261 is the least of their worries. How greedy can you get You complet...Jump to post
Probably good for Boeing. Gives them leverage in the compensation bargaining. Hard for airlines to claim MAX availability is costing them if half the fleet is idle.Jump to post
Muilenburg was paid $62 million to go away. He couldn't care less if he takes the blame for everything. SOP in large corporations. As for him still being CEO? I think his position was untenable, he had to go. :yes: Agreed DM had to go, his position was untenable........but there are a lot more that...Jump to post
Its one thing to blame your predecessor when you are an outsider, but to do so when you were part of the same leadership shows that nothing will change. Boeings culture is rotten and has been for a long time. It did not start with Mullinberg. They really needed fresh blood if there was to be any cha...Jump to post
The only way it works is on flights +11hrs. Have 2x 5hr blocks available with fixed entry/exit times. Maybe 3x3hr might also work, but I think the pax changeover process is messy and best to limit that. In any case, 3hrs is probably too short to get settled and get some sleep. You also have to allow...Jump to post
Most I’ve spoken to personally don’t like it, they find it hard to work in due to the lack of galley space but won’t deny it’a hugely popular with passengers, particularly those who were regulars on the 757 services. curious about this - whats different between the 757 and 321 from the passenger ex...Jump to post
OA260 wrote:Ryanair Q3 profits up, MAX woes could hit growth plans
For comparison, SARS had over a 9% mortality rate while Coronavirus stands at 2%. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/03/world/asia/coronavirus-china.html There was someone on the news over the weekend pointing out that though Coronavirus has lower mortality rate, it is much easier to transmit. 2% of 5...Jump to post
Interior pics of the Kalitta 747 here https://samchui.com/2020/01/31/us-evacu ... jRut2hKhaQJump to post
I believe that TG have the airbag seatbelts in biz class on the aircraft that fly to AKLJump to post
Emirates’ A380 will operate to Boston between 01 June and 30 September 2019 and between 01 December 2019 and 31 January 2020 to accommodate the increased seasonal demand in travel to the US East Coast.
https://www.emirates.com/media-centre/e ... s-for-2019
EK / B6 code-share discontinued (for now). It will be interesting to see whether they bring back the A380 in June. I think it only applies to the B6 code going on BOS-DXB and not the other way around. I can book DTW-BOS-DXB on EK's site. Interline is clearly intact. On Expedia it comes up as EK cod...Jump to post
Much nicer J class though with the 789. You think TK will keep it year round? TK 787 new J seat might look nice, but is getting lots of negative feedback. Rumour has it that TK are already reconsidering if it should be their new seat. Narrow and uncomfortable are the main grips, plus gripes about t...Jump to post
Market is massive. BOSSJU, on the other hand, is oversevrved and crowded. There’s this odd capacity war between the low cost carriers to SJU right now though. I definitely see it spurring tourism demand, but once tourists see they are basically getting Detroit with beaches, they aren’t coming back....Jump to post
More bad publicity for Boeing on UK TV tonight - Boeings killer plane what went wrong.
https://www.channel4.com/programmes/boe ... went-wrong
I'd say DY are about the last airline that will be buying more planes in the near term. Any money they can get their hands on is needed to keep them aliveJump to post
So I just got off JAL 8 and GE was its usual breeze. But when I went downstairs to get my suitcase, I was allowed to walk right out without handing in that blue and white card. Is that the new normal? You do not need the blue and white form when using GE. You answer all the questions electronically...Jump to post
Remember that this is just about the case the US started against Europe, where the WTO now rules this can happen. It doesn't mean the WTO has 'picked sides' in the subsidies row between Boeing / US and Airbus / EU. There's another case working its way through the WTO that the EU started against the...Jump to post
I think AA had this mindset that BOS was too close to JFK, and ‘us people’ could connect to the ROW from there. This, after B6 said, “Uh, NOPE. Boston is its own market, and a strong and balanced one at that.” ha, ..................and then AA said JFK was too close to PHL, and ‘us people’ could co...Jump to post
Unless it’s changed in recent months Qatar was relegated to The Club in the basement and not the BA lounge. Where does TAM go? Not quite a OW lounge Agree, and QR lounge usage has not changed, AFAIK - "effectively" was meant to apply to all 3 alliance lounges. QR's one world membership is...Jump to post
I wonder if any of the European big 3 will ever try 3 class config on intra European routes. Especially BA which is operating from the largest premium market in the world. 8J on A319, 12J on A320 and 16J on A321. This would be followed by premium economy 3+3 with reclining seats, meals and drinks a...Jump to post
Air Canada will be operating 789s on the YyZ-DUB route from next March, in place of A330s. (Source:Airline Route) Huge improvement in quality especially up front versus the current A330 (though I know these will be getting an upgrade). 8 airlines operating 787s to DUB next summer (assuming HU are s...Jump to post
Amazingly FR have this figured out. If travelling with a minor you are forced to pay for seat selection for the adult at booking ($5 or something IIRC). The child is then assigned the adjacent seat free of charge. You leave feeling you got a fair deal and are happy. Again this is FR !!!Jump to post
Ha! Fair point. I mentioned in an earlier post that in my experience, CX only allocates one seat per cabin per flight, at least for AA awards (or so says AA). But I suppose one seat per cabin per flight can add up if each oneworld member gets the same allocation. Each airline does not get separate ...Jump to post
This is clickbait. For the past X years the top 10 polluters were coal plants and there is no news story. Then this year FR squeak into the top10 and now we have a news story that will draw clicks and eyeballs. No context or evaluation of the CO2 footprint of FR option against the alternative travel...Jump to post