I don't know enough about IB to dispute all your statements here however firstly, I don't think IB has ever proclaimed to be a go to carrier for intra-european connections. International connections on the other hand, it serves very well, in particular in better times, to South America. I only poin...Jump to post
TAP is heavily capitalized by public funds. They are trying hard to overtake IB as the South-West European hub towards America. They indeed have a remarkable presence in USA and Africas. South America won't be easy and I don't see them in MEX or EZE (high yield markets) for instance. They already t...Jump to post
[threeid][/threeid] TAP is heavily capitalized by public funds. They are trying hard to overtake IB as the South-West European hub towards America. They indeed have a remarkable presence in USA and Africas. South America won't be easy and I don't see them in MEX or EZE (high yield markets) for insta...Jump to post
Curious if the current crises has an effect on the UX deal with IAG. I don’t think UX is worth the same as two months ago. Do you think IAG is worth the same as 2 months ago? Nope, but IAG is the one spending the money. So, the question is if they still interested and if so, if they want and can to...Jump to post
aircatalonia wrote:What aviation? I could count the number of planes in the sky on the fingers of one hand...
Isolate the sick and the elder, that's it. They are destroying this country's economy with this quarantine.
From my own personal experience, and my biggest bug bear, IB need to sort out it’s ground services and flight crews. A former employer of mine said “People are our greatest asset”; IB ground/flight crews come across as unresponsive and rude. This is something it will take years to sort out. It´s ba...Jump to post
Not sure but those chartes have to do with Rally París-Dakar in Saudí Arabia. Not really, those charter flights are part of the Pullamntur Cruises / Royal Caribbean operation and were already operated last winter in the same way that during summer months IB flies to Athens, Bari or a handful of des...Jump to post
I knew they tried N they failed but was years ago. IMO IB has improved a lot, product, service,ounctuallity...I spend 120 days per year travelling to Europe N America mainly un IB/UX/BA and I hace to say that BA/IB are pretty much the same. Maybe they would have a chance...but Ib has always been ve...Jump to post
I could see growing in HOU or YUL in North América but where I see a great potential is in Africa. Ib can deploy a much cheaper 321lr to most Africa where the likes of AF/LH need to use wide birds. Ib and Mad could work as a real hub for Africa-Europe- America IB tried this and it didn’t work out. ...Jump to post
This looks like a great 2020 to come for Iberia. In relation to North America, could we see routes added to places like YYZ, YUL, and maybe a OneWorld hub like CLT? CLT is served by AA. I could see growing in HOU or YUL in North América but where I see a great potential is in Africa. Ib can deploy ...Jump to post
1) You know that the Roman empire was quite long time ago, do you? Who became a Roman emperor seems a rather bad indication of how they would welcome tourism. Agreed. 2) (Off-topic) I wonder on what you base your considerations on the respective tolerance of different culture/civilisations... The B...Jump to post
[quote="Sokes"]If I remember correctly somebody from Spain was once Roman emperor. A Roman was basically somebody who identified with the idea of Rome. The Portuguese were ethnocentric, the British were not. Which explains the territorial distribution of India between Portuguese and Britis...Jump to post
I saw him eating a sándwich made at home!
The poor lad couldnt afford to buy one on the plane.
Do they, really? You can get "genuine-fakes"....meaning you can't tell the difference between the fake and the original at a fraction of the original cost. If the Chinese are as smart as they are held out to be, do you think they would overpay for something that no one could tell the diff...Jump to post
jules48 wrote:IAG.To split between BA,IB etc
[photoid][/photoid] If someone hit the plane mistakenly for me it Is more likely to be USA rather than Iran. Iranians should know better that the airport Is close, the plane was following a normal route after taking off....Anyway I strongly believe it Is a failure or even a terrorist attack rather ...Jump to post
With Trump talking about so many other possible targets for US attacks on Iran I'm surprised at how few people here mention a possible US missile being responsible. Everything is on the table at this time. If someone hit the plane mistakenly for me it Is more likely to be USA rather than Iran. Iran...Jump to post
[photoid][/photoid] With Trump talking about so many other possible targets for US attacks on Iran I'm surprised at how few people here mention a possible US missile being responsible. Everything is on the table at this time. If someone hit the plane mistakenly for me it Is more likely to be USA rat...Jump to post
As far as I know the IR655 is not yet clear. While president Bush basically said it was a war accident. Later around 199x Newsweek said that the government covered many things that obviously were totally diferent from the oficial version, and the USS Vincennes’captain said they were sailing in Iran...Jump to post
For those of u who may think that Iranian government took part in this sad crash, Can you tell me why they hit a plane from a foreign country with a lot of Iranian pax on ir, and a country with no issues against them? It could be plausible If the plane were American,Saudi Arabian.... I don't think ...Jump to post
For those of u who may think that Iranian government took part in this sad crash, Can you tell me why they hit a plane from a foreign country with a lot of Iranian pax on ir, and a country with no issues against them? It could be plausible If the plane were American,Saudi Arabian.... The most import...Jump to post
x1234 wrote:How much % of BA passengers in MIA connect to other places or even down to Latin America? BA now owns IB which have a extensive Latin American network out of MAD but the prices are more expensive.
One more reason to avoid this modern pirates!Jump to post
Maybe IB sends a shy CRJ to FRA, but they send 320/321 to places where Lufty ( as you say) sends nothing such as Berlin, Hamburg or Düsseldorf where IB is up to 3 daily. You are comparing apples to bananas. It's like saying "IB sends nothing such as Barcelona, Valencia, Bilbao where LH is up t...Jump to post
Being the 2nd carrier in MAD is not a marginal carrier. We are not comparing Spanish traffic, we are looking at MAD traffic (IB and UX operations outside MAD are indeed marginal). Air Nostrum is not owned by IAG (or IB), but it operates as a franchise for IB. They don't sell tickets separately. IB ...Jump to post
Either you hevent been in the Canaries or you dont know what tacky means...... @ jamsco99: Some resorts do show their age but the new ones ones are rather upscale like this one: https://images.app.goo.gl/XiL7ZH3NTddVG5XB7 Please visit Google before posting. I don't think it matters whether the reso...Jump to post
IB could make AM redundant. Apologies, but I got a bit lost and confused with so many quotes of quotes of quotes... Do you mean on MEX-GDL? I think UX's track record of serving midsize destinations in South America could be an indication that IB/UX might be better positioned to serve this market. T...Jump to post
Covered on this same press release: SJU will go from 3-5x/w (depending on season) to daily next S20. LAX will see the A350. NRT will see the A350 (guess only for the Olympics, during the S20), and will go from 4x/w to daily. IAD seemed the first more logical route for IB in the States. Canada remai...Jump to post
I seriously doubt GDL - BCN - MAD will work, if someone from GDL wants to get to MAD there are more frequencies if you go GDL-MEX MAD, IB itself is up to 3 daily. Maybe GDL - MAD-BCN could work. Sorry. The point was that IB is considering flying MAD - GDL. I tried to make the point that maybe using...Jump to post
Ir was not a heavy expansion, but a significant one... TAP only was flying to Madrid and Barcelona PGA used to fly to Spain with either B1900D or E145 even when it was bought by TAP in 2007... Nowadays the routes are flown by ATR72 or bigger jet planes. In the last 20 years they opened ALC, VGO, OV...Jump to post
Good points! How about Level flying BCN -GDL with connections on Vueling at BCN? GDL - BCN - MAD stays one-stop just like flying to CDG. I would imagine that there is tourism direct to BCN too, and this feeds into the Vueling network. So, just as AM started to fly MEX -BCN in order to beat Emirates...Jump to post
USA airlines fly more people to U.K. than France and Germany combined. International airlines fly more passengers to the USA from UK than from France, Germany and Ireland combined. I think most people assume that travel between Mexico and Spain is similar. Madrid attracts only 50% more passengers t...Jump to post
Quell its shareholders? I can tell that you are a big fan of DL. I do not hold any shares whatsoever, of DL or any other company, but I have always assumed that DL shareholders are better satisfied than AA shareholders or UA shareholders, merely by looking at DL's annual earnings. Do DL shareholder...Jump to post
I suppose this could allow them to consolidate in South America by using bigger aircraft on the major routes and starting services to more secondary cities. Iberia looks set to become the Emirates of South America-Europe. I wonder if, as a consequence of this, they might add more routes to Asia. I ...Jump to post
I am flying JFK-MAD-LIS and the JFK-MAD sector on an IB A-340, MAD-LIS sector an A320/321 and the return MAD-JFK on IB is on an A330. UA and other airlines on that route use narrowbodies. I am not a big guy (5'4"/164 cm) but for sure prefer widebodies for the ride, easier access to the loo's. ...Jump to post
marcogr12 wrote:Would it be an opportunity for U2 to re-establish a base at MAD now that DY is leaving?
[threeid][/threeid] Looks like MAD is not as much of a high-yielding, high-traffic market as its fanboys make it out to be. Precisely Iberia is competing successfully with Norwegian in pretty much all those routes (including BOS and LAX). It seems the market is willing to pay a premium for a higher ...Jump to post
I guess IB Is celebrating the news n looking ansiouxly for more planes n slots to cover the gap...Jump to post
LH operated the 744 to EZE for about a decade nonstop from FRA before the 748s were used (also to GRU and GIG). Granted, the 744s had F-class back then, but if no F-class is needed, the 744 could do the trips to EZE again. And if F is needed the 346 could do it... Then again maybe the volume of car...Jump to post
Why would Virgin want to fly to Bogota, Panama and Mexico City ? Sydney, Capetown, Peking, Austin and Buenos Aires are understandable. Tokyo would be priority one today. Chicago should be viable but with America's two biggest airlines there its a challenge and has proved to be in the past for Virgi...Jump to post
B CGN being Germany’s 4th most populous city ahead of DUS, FRA and STR and serving with DUS the 10 million Rhein-Ruhr catchment area, the biggest in Germany D DUS while only being 40k down the road Cologners would bend over backwards trekking up there on slow regional trains or congested freeways a...Jump to post
An A359 from Evelop Airlines - a spanish based charter company - hit rough air enroute MRU-MAD. 35 injuries with 12 taken to hospital, no cabin pictures yet but must have been quite scary. No damage to the plane is being reported. I bet some people sitting without belt on. https://www.tellerreport....Jump to post
IB Will increase from 3 to 5 weekly flights to Tokio. So more frecuencies and more pax (60) due to the change of plane from a 332 to a 359.
Link in spanish
https://fly-news.es/aviacion-comercial/ ... rbus-a350/
Out of Airports 19 mentioned, only 8 are in decline. So you could look at it as most Airports are seeing small increases in passenger traffic. Glass half full situation. Considering Tunisia and Turkey is back on the rise and the other factors mentioned, apart from the Canaries, on the face of it do...Jump to post
Could potentially be done via Europe, through an underserved city, the same way they serve Brazil. CA has reduced their PEK-MAD-GRU service to 1-2x weekly while the rest of the week the plane just returns to PEK from MAD so yes it's possible that they'll start it from MAD. It seems logical to fly f...Jump to post
blrBird wrote:SFOtoORD wrote:Kind of a bummer for Nepal to be overrun by even more tourists particularly to Pokhara. Was bound to happen though.
Is Pokhara overrun by tourists? when I visited long time ago it pristine and idyllic!
It's a 5th freedom route. It has little to do with MEX-DXB. The big question is: can BCN support another DXB frequency? Not really. In June (best year to date), EK had 82% LF, EY had 88% and QR 70%. In January (worst month in 2019) EK had 63%, QR 54% (!) and EY 82%. So add another daily EK to the p...Jump to post