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
Overbooking is a rational way to run the business....but be prepared to have a good VDB progam to deal with things when you get it wrong. Its a cost/benefit balance that you need to figure out if you want to play that game. IDB is a sign of sub-standard operations management. DL run a good operation...Jump to post
gatibosgru wrote:I'm interested to see what the interior of the refurbed 764s will be like. Have they started mods yet?
C’mon the “product” of frequent flyer programs is flying! So how on earth can flying lose money?! ....and that would be where you would be wrong. There is a famous quote about the fastest way to be a millionaire is to start as a billionaire and invest in an airline. It is a notoriously risky busine...Jump to post
Top Tip for Airlines.....save million$$ in consultant fees by posting a rumor on ANet that you are gonna change your livery and wait for the ideas to roll in!Jump to post
I think it's been parroted about recently that they don't make money from flying but only from AAdvantage. Which is nonsense. You can't have AAdvantage without an airline. It's just accounting treatment. And if that's what the accounting says, well, I'd say they need to review their accounting prac...Jump to post
26point2 wrote:Not long ago Trump said he was nominating his own personal pilot to head the FAA. What ever happened to that plan?
These are all good reasons why it would be a good move for IAG, but many are also reasons why MH should be a success already. However its not, its struggling and will keep doing so until you can somehow get politics out of it. I cannot see IAG or anyone else getting involved unless they could have t...Jump to post
Just preparing y'all for the inevitable: https://i.imgur.com/bGKufHG.jpg Sadly - I think this is waaaaaaay more likely. Its eurowhite with the current fad for tail design (QF, LH, IB, EI, AS, AV etc), plus it gets rid of the gold and modernizes the meatball - basically checks all the boxes. Only mi...Jump to post
It is problematic that people from inside the industry are tasked with regulating the industry. I’m curiuos what position awaits Dickson after he finishes “slumming it” in the public sector for a few years. Can you really trust an industry insider to properly and safely regulated the industry? The ...Jump to post
Canada said it would independently certify the 737 MAX in the future, rather than accepting FAA validation. FAA credibility has taken a serious hit over this. I doubt if they can ever regain their former status. Granted there are also political factors at play, but they really screwed up on the 737...Jump to post
GRJGeorge wrote:...TK to Europe (and to parts in Africa), a?
Eurowhite with current titles
Gold dropped in favor of new palette
Tail modified like QF, LH, IB, EI, AK etc etc etc
This is exactly the path the legendary Herb Kelleher took with Southwest. He accepted and worked with the Union. He put employees first and they now have the highest pay and best work rules out of any U.S. airline. They are also wildly profitable and rank #1 in customer service. It is such a shame ...Jump to post
Bank of Ireland are going to launch an Aer Lingus co branded credit card. It was up on the Bank of Ireland web site earlier, but it's been pulled down, so it probably went up prematurely. Someone wrote down some of the details - "The main details were a monthly fee of €7.99, earn 1 Avios per €...Jump to post
markl1 wrote:Sorry if i missed it, but who actually designed the new livery? Was it done in-house or they used an external design agency?
Which occurences recently in Morroco may I ask?
Not sure what advantage would B6 get by flying to LHR specifically (other than prestige). Surely they would mostly be looking at travelers visiting London area rather than connecting on elsewhere. It seems to me that the extra costs for LHR slots would not be worth the presumably marginal extra conn...Jump to post
Hey, everyone. Simple question... Does anyone know if Aer Lingus will rejoin OneWorld? I keep hearing things about them applying for a JV with several OneWorld airlines. Anyone have more info on that? Thanks. The expectation is they will join under the OW Connect model, per recent rumors. Investor ...Jump to post
Omg we don’t shut airports for birds. ...but this is clearly a malicious attack, so who knows where it could escalate. The saboteur could mount an IED on the drone, what then? Also they may be thinking they take the heat now and capture the operator rather than shoot it down, ending todays attack b...Jump to post
Fearghal O'Connor: ' The biggest loser from that interminable runway delay has been IAG's biggest beast, British Airways https://m.independent.ie/business/irish/fearghal-oconnor-aer-lingus-carrotandstick-approach-pushes-a-little-too-far-37607682.html I beg to differ, it very much suits BA that LHR ...Jump to post
It appears Stephen K has made a statement walking back Mike Rutters allegations of employee theft from last week. Seriously this is no way to run a business. If there was evidence of wrongdoing, those responsible should have been dealt with internally. No idea what Rutter was thinking by going to th...Jump to post
The QR 77W was supposed to be an interim switch at BOS, lasting only this month and next. But if you trust their own on-line timetable, it continues well into next summer. So one might infer that forward-looking bookings are good for them, which might portend a response from EK. Furthermore the sea...Jump to post
probably not a big loss. As others have stated there is no longer any HQ2. Instead there is HQ + a number of significant locations (which will undoubtedly grow in number over time). When all is said and done Boston might be just as important in the overall scheme of things as the purported winners o...Jump to post
Calm down, BA is not getting rid of First. Just like some of the 777 do not have F.
There will also be 4-class versions of A350 later.
Almost certainly new club world will be the same as the IB A350 seat, which has all-aisle access and fixed screen as mentioned at the investor meeting
I suppose as Iberia has a livery which could be applied to the rest of the group, if IAG wanted to they could align the livery whilst retaining the individual brands (and possibly revisiting flavours of old favourites....). Very crude ideas below. Although not part of the group, Finnair looks very ...Jump to post
EY is not gonna fold (for many reasons, not least ego), but it is going to look a lot more like GF/WY than EK. They will have no need for all those A350sJump to post
QR is only allowed to operate DOH-YUL 3 times a week. Must be the reason they have the higher capacity planes going there. I would expect that Boston will see the higher-J version with 42 seats. Is there info on if the plane is q suite equipped? Seat map shows the 42J version - but not Q-SuitesJump to post
I don't like the swooshes, the current livery has a timeless elegance (you don't see SQ with swooshes). Ideally all they would do would be to fix the nose area which seems a bit off with the way the lines end. Sadly I suspect we will see the omni inspired Eurowhite with green tail. I would prefer th...Jump to post
I never understand why these airlines (and I include Emirates) don't offer a premium class.It clearly is a moneymaker across the globe -particularly as Y has become 'thinner and thinner' on the whole.It could be a 'premium minus' at 8ab with 18.5" seats and extra legroom to a 'premiumplus' at ...Jump to post
EI will not be operating any TATL flights from Belfast or Cork with the 321LR, why compete with yourself when you’re trying to build up your home airport as a Europe-North America hub. Exactly - they would be better off adding JFK capacity from DUB either through larger planes (A350) or extra frequ...Jump to post