I still find the comments here amusing. Talking about starvation because of a sandwich instead of some carb loaded crappy second meal. Love the humour guys keep it coming. Imagine the starvation on the long long train and long distance bus services. Does anyone even arrive at their destination aliv...Jump to post
The A380's failure really speaks to the overall health of Airbus. The original 747 development almost brought Boeing down in the late sixties. If the plane had gone on to sell only two hundred-some units, would the company have survived? I think it's an open question but no one doubts that Airbus wi...Jump to post
Someone did a back-of-the-envelope calculation here once on energy density of lithium ion battery vs. kerosene, something like 1:12 if I recall. Adding to that the above mentioned issue of the weight not burning off in flight and it's clear this tech is a non-starter except for small, short range to...Jump to post
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Fairness and honesty cut both ways. I really don't see why you should be expected to spend your own precious time fighting through an unresponsive customer service phone tree to correct someone else's mistake that benefits you, especially as you are going to qualify shortly anyway.Jump to post
How's the pitch compare to the 10 abreast carriers? I flew MSP-AMS on a DL 777 recently and it was torture, not noticeably more comfortable than KLM's 10ab 777.Jump to post
Thank you I like the train solution that is very creative, I imagine it will only be improved if/when a new terminal is built. I think what you're saying Runway28L is international passengers who do check their luggage claim it in concourse C and then have bring it with them on the secured train? T...Jump to post
And please get your facts straight. Check before you post. The Dassult Mercure was never used by Air France. My quote references Air Inter who ordered the Mercure. They merged into Air France in 1997 so yes it is factually correct. And before that they were owned I believe 25% by Air France and ove...Jump to post
This 5 part documentarg on Youtube of the first 777 was what began my love for this aircraft, I'm wondering if this is the same aircraft? https://youtu.be/0oyWZjdXxlw If it is I'm definitely flying to Washington. I remember taping that documentary off of PBS back in 1996 or so. I really enjoyed it ...Jump to post
jetmatt777 wrote:hippogryphe wrote:EWRamp wrote:
Yes the bus departs and arrives airside
How? And for that matter, why?
So connections can go straight to their flights without having to go through security.
EWRamp wrote:foxecho wrote:Might as well go to the Port Authority... I'm assuming the bus only takes connecting traffic.. if it leaves from Airside that is very interesting to me though...
Yes the bus departs and arrives airside
So LOT has grown a lot on Transatlantic in the last 12 months. WAW-LAX and EWR started last spring. KRK-ORD launched last July. RZE-EWR started a few weeks ago. And of course BUD-ORD/JFK. I made a data visualization of the traffic on LOT's USA flights using the most recent available data from BTS: ...Jump to post
FatCat wrote:Nationalism is dead and anachronistic in 21st century Europe
The airport authorities in Bratislava may have the answer to the question in the thread title; there has been a flurry of stories in the Brno media about the growth there at the apparent expense of Brno. According to the latest statistics released on May 11, during the first four months of this year...Jump to post
An interesting trip down memory lane. Although I was there several times, and vividly remember my first time in the "new" airport, I was rather young when the old terminal shut down and really can't remember it very well anymore. There are two good videos on YouTube of it; the only thing I...Jump to post
I also think in a way it's really misleading some people ( not me :D ) because when I'm flying LX or OS, I know I'm really flying LH anyway, so why pretend you're on another country's flagcarrier ? That's just silly. I fly OS and LH all the time, and they are observably distinct, codesharing and FF...Jump to post
From the air, FRA may not appear that big compared to DFW LHR DXB or PEK but it's quite large looking at the cargo/passenger facilities and runways combined. 2278974 Driving through it on the highway, as coincidentally I will be doing tomorrow evening, it looks plenty big to me. There are relativel...Jump to post
2Holer4Longhaul wrote:FRA is one of Europe's busiest airports, and its terminals are quite large and labyrinthine. I'd say it's pretty huge.
Slug71 wrote:AWACSooner wrote:This is bordering on ridiculous!
Beyond that point..
So are they licensed food handlers now?
There has been some discussion on Facebook about fact that, though five of the Blue Air routes out of BRQ were planned to start at the end of March, that is in the next two and a half weeks, if you look on the Blue Air website, they do not appear on their route map or destination list (nor indeed o...Jump to post
The awarding of international airline routes used to be the personal purview of the President of the US. The CAB would have studies, meetings, discussions...and airlines wanting international routes would make their presentations...but the final decision was the President's. As someone mentioned, P...Jump to post
There has been some discussion on Facebook about fact that, though five of the Blue Air routes out of BRQ were planned to start at the end of March, that is in the next two and a half weeks, if you look on the Blue Air website, they do not appear on their route map or destination list (nor indeed on...Jump to post
As for the Czechs, according to official government data (available online) there are roughly 45.000 Czechs in the UK and 40.000 Czechs in Austria. These numbers are from the Austrian and UK national statistics. I couldn't find their numbers for France, Belgium or the Netherlands but I am sure they...Jump to post
We get a lot of Czechs here in Greece and a large number of them (or most?) come by bus ... even to some 'remote' places like Zakynthos. Maybe they do the same when heading to France or Italy? Another reason why Wizz Air might have struggled is because PRG is incomparably more expensive than most o...Jump to post
Czech Republic is wealthy enough not to have a massive diaspora in Western Europe, such as Romania or Ukraine. Probably as today, ATH is more a "VFR shuttler" than PRG. Slightly off topic but this entire speech is incorrect to say the least. Yes Greece has been through a rough decade larg...Jump to post
Huh, I just flew in this plane in July, and remarked to myself what a sharp-looking bird she was. Of course, I have long since come to terms with my liking something usually being the kiss of death, so no shock about the repaint. Pity though. Looking forward to the centennial look. KLM has never gon...Jump to post
I should also say that, provided I was guaranteed to survive the experience, I would love to fly in a Comet. I was at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford a couple years ago and, from the aesthetic perspective, found it every bit as enchanting as the Concorde parked nearby.Jump to post
I can't believe it took so many posts to get to the Stratocruiser. That downstairs bar! That would top my list or be second at worst. The Concorde of course is the easily predictable favourite of everyone, that would also rank at the top. VC-10 and Caravelle would be pretty high up as well. I don't ...Jump to post
I know i posted the link to the Montreal flights, but i didn't have a chance to post my thoughts on it. =) Also, regarding that article on Southern Air Express, it was a great read! I know the article showed how little the pilots are paid, but the overall reasoning why makes sense. These guys flyin...Jump to post
Assuming that the intended goal is to grow a small airport into a financially sustainable operation (aka it is not forever subsidized by the government), what are some of the case studies/best practices from around the world for doing so? More specifically, multi-year efforts to do so have been see...Jump to post
Following on their cancellation of Brno-Eindhoven, after seven years Wizz Air is now ending Brno-Luton as well. This leaves just the Ryanair Stansted and BMI Munich flights for regularly scheduled traffic. https://brno.idnes.cz/letiste-brno-zruseni-pravidelne-linky-wizz-air-londyn-luton-p58-/brno-z...Jump to post
Following on their cancellation of Brno-Eindhoven, after seven years Wizz Air is now ending Brno-Luton as well. This leaves just the Ryanair Stansted and BMI Munich flights for regularly scheduled traffic. https://brno.idnes.cz/letiste-brno-zruseni-pravidelne-linky-wizz-air-londyn-luton-p58-/brno-zp...Jump to post
Could be. Ryanair served Barcelona about a decade back, didn't last. Might be different this time, might not. I really don't see the purpose of the Italian service at all – there is no massive local business or touristic connection to Italy apart from the Dolomites in winter and some Adriatic resort...Jump to post
Brno airport in the news today: - Passenger numbers for the year estimated to come in at 460,000, 10% more than last year, which was, however, the worst year for passenger numbers in 7 years. - Summer passenger traffic still dominates, especially to Crete, Bulgaria, and Turkey. Egypt seen as getting...Jump to post
Well, you are in general in a similar situation how many secondary airports all across Europe. To make matters worse, you have 2 more odds to fight against: 1. lack of interest of home based carrier (ČSA) to undergo the risk and invest money into creating direct flights from regional airports 2. Lo...Jump to post
BMI code share with Lufthansa on the Munich - Brno flights, so they already have the network feed. I would have thought a Munich - Ostrava service would also work, as it would provide Lufthansa feed and is useful for the automotive industry links. I'm not sure if a link to a hub further west would ...Jump to post
I went searching for the article I recently read, and mentioned above, about falling passenger numbers at regional Czech airports. I was unable to find it – perhaps I am the victim of a hallucination – but I did find some interesting bits and pieces. First off, just yesterday Ryanair announced Pardu...Jump to post
International business has been booming in Brno in recent years, and any growth at BRQ should be aimed at improving network connections, not low cost. There are few tourists in Brno relatively speaking and little to no interest among locals at seeing any more. From what has been hinted at in the pap...Jump to post
Brno-Eindhoven has just been discontinued altogether. BRQ traffic has been down substantially in the last couple years, double digit percentages. The region and city are subsidizing at least the MUC flights, which recently went twice daily, and have been telling the press that 5+ new destinations ar...Jump to post