Better than making no money, no? And if you are not lazy, you can make a lot of extra money through selling stuff on board, which is rewarded with bonuses. So Ryanair is a fair employer that gives people the room to achieve their full potential by offering the best service. You make yourself ridicu...Jump to post
No surprise here. It was already unrealistic before Corona. Now let's hope LOT survives the current crisis.Jump to post
Looks like progress on MAX has ground (no pun) to a halt as Boeing extends its shutdown “indefinitely”. https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/boeing-indefinitely-extends-production-shutdown-at-washington-state-plants-due-to-coronavirus/ Not unexpected. It's still a mystery to me, h...Jump to post
According to https://www.aero.de/news-34867/Lufthansa-schickt-A380-und-747-nach-Neuseeland.html there will be 5 A380 and 5 B747 flights by LH from AKL and CHC to FRA this week alone. Has there been similar sized ops from other countries to get people out of NZ too?Jump to post
lightsaber wrote:Wise of Avalon. I expected more widebody cancellations/deferals.
If, as some anticipate COVID-19 returns in N autumn/winte That's of course, assuming that it'll go away for late spring/summer... for which there's little evidence to support. Tell that to MIT and Anthony Fauci. It won’t go away completely of course, but yes there is ample evidence it will slow dow...Jump to post
Since the US is the new hotspot of Covid-19 (despite a still low amount of people being tested), I would not worry about some nutters flying around the country because it's fun, cheap and the planes are empty. It is only a matter of time when pretty much all air traffic will be grounded.Jump to post
The owners of QH did not get rich by burning money. The diversification of FLC means nothing in a world, where every single business is affected by a worldwide crisis of unknown proportions. It is extremly unlikely airlines like Bamboo will survive this. Major airlines around the world will go bankr...Jump to post
Apparently there will be a repatriation flight FRA-HND-AKL-HND-FRA between 25-28 March with a Lufthansa 747. Would this be the first LH flight to NZ ever?
Edit: according to the German Embassy in Wellington the first flight will leave Auckland on the 27th. More flights are planned, from AKL and CHC.
This was effectively the A380 problem. Fill them and they have great economics (and passengers love them) but not enough airline routes seem to support that capacity. At lower load factors they A380's were eaten by the 777 and later 787. It all depends on what loads the airlines expect to be able t...Jump to post
Here is a log I've been keeping from various airport websites, news reports, etc showing airport passenger traffic in 2019. Please add whatever you may have. I wasn't able to get the percentage changes for all ports and some obviously give round numbers rather than exact. Ishigaki Japan ISG 35,500,...Jump to post
9Patch wrote:But that doesn't keep them from buying or riding in Fords.
The MAD numbers are less impressive if you consider that MAD already had 50 million passengers in 2010 (before losing millions in the following years). MAD was almost the size of FRA. Now MAD reached the 60 million milestone in 2019, while FRA reached the 70 million milestone. I believe AMS and IST ...Jump to post
Funny how people go mad about bad LH flying to Teheran. Obviously you did not notice, that LH suspended flights to IKA right after the Ukrainian flight went down (while others continued flying to Teheran). Only after evaluation of safety risks, they resumed. The plane took off before there was any o...Jump to post
If you believe no one here really wishes that it will never RTS, you haven't been paying attention. Personally, I'm looking forward to the MAX return to service. I will fly it once it is certified as safe. I'm glad the FAA, EASA and other regulators are giving it close scrutiny. It's ironic that th...Jump to post
What is FR afraid of? Why not let the flying public decide? Apparently people don't care, what they fly, as long as it's cheap.Jump to post
Really? You've followed the threads on catering cutbacks by BA and LH? You've seen their intra-EU business class seat pitch? Maybe you're aware of the difference in fatality rates over the last 30 years between U.S./Canadian carriers and those from other geo regions? Do you really want Middle Easte...Jump to post
As a premium heavy configured aircraft the 748i still has a role with LH and other than the A380, they have no issues to fill them. For later on, Boeing needs a basement for the LCF replacement, so there you go. Some airplanes could also end up as firefighter airplanes. How would you know that LH f...Jump to post
The standard of what counts seems to depend purely on the results of that airshow and who is counting. Exactly. Isn't it remarkable, that when there are MOUs and LOIs for Airbus, they don't count as orders. But when there are firm orders for Airbus, they don't count because (suddenly) the MOUs and ...Jump to post
LH expects normal ops. No plans yet to cancel any flights.Jump to post
Typical passive-agressive German mentality from Lufthansa's side. They should learn some customer service. I would not say this is typical German passive aggressive. Other airlines like KLM do this as well. It's what most airlines do, not only LH. But this comes from a person that is "passive ...Jump to post
Yeah I think Podonktown, USA is eyeing big international routes as well... You are aware the Austin metro area's GDP is roughly the same as Brussels, right? With almost an identical population size. '902 Brussels is the capital of Belgium, the political capital of the EU, NATO, a popular tourist de...Jump to post
^ NRT can't be no. 5 ... surely it's HNDJump to post
Amazing. Stories like this remind me, what an awesome job cockpit and cabin crews do every day.Jump to post
This thread is now on its 40th and still counting page, so I will now predict it will hit 100+ pages by the time it gets authorized to fly again. I don't know what more can be said but it will be interesting to see... Hardly. "Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019" is coming up in a fe...Jump to post
In addition to that new EW routes:
I can't read german but I think that anti-Boeing sentiment in Europe existed already without the MAX crashes, certainly if this site is any indication! Anti-Boeing sentiment in Europe? Care to explain how exactly there is anti-Boeing sentiment? European airlines certainly fly a lot of Boeing aircra...Jump to post
Apparently it is back in service already. Its not. I'm just quoting Stefan Eiselin, the chief editor of Aerotelegraph: https://www.aerotelegraph.com/blechschaden-bei-airbus-a319-von-lufthansa The last sentence "Inzwischen fliegt er bereits wieder" has been removed. There are still copies ...Jump to post
Retaliation can also mean grounding the aircraft for obscure reasons, or threats to the crew, e. g. imprisonment or abduction. So Iran can ground an aircraft in Egypt?! Imprison someone who is not in its territory?! Or abduct the BA cabin crew from Egypt?! You have very little understanding of how ...Jump to post
FRA obviously serves Frankfurt, which although a major European financial centre, really has almost zero tourist draw for Americans, especially compared to other German cities like Berlin and Munich. Wouldn't say it's almost zero. 660.000 Americans stayed in Frankfurt overnight in 2018, compared to...Jump to post
Airlines have forgotten two simple words: Service. Industry. If they can't treat their clients with respect, courtesy and focus on quality of service, they simply shouldn't stay in business. Those FAs who permanently whine about passengers have no business having a job in a customer facing role. Pe...Jump to post
Boeing’s probably giving them away for nothing in a fire sale .... they must be way below cost for a quality brand like IAG to take them off their hands . Even if they had to give them away for free, it's still a big confidence boost for the MAX. Incredible job by Boeing. And probably a fantastic d...Jump to post
RIP skywhale. You should never have been built, but now that you have, an ignoble death is all that you'll get. That would have been a shame. And probably comes from a person, who has never flown in one. I for one am very happy, that the flying public had (and still will have for years to come) the...Jump to post
Boohoo. Still over 2 - 2.4bn profit, instead of projected 2.4 - 3bn. 340 million of it are due to provisions for tax arrears. The aviation industry is probably on the verge of a crisis with some difficult years ahead, but no one can seriously say LH is having a crisis (yet).Jump to post
I think the best tactic for pax being asked to check valuables is to whip out the 'old smartphone and video record the agent making the request, open the luggage and video record the valuables, and then video record the luggage being taken away. Make sure you get the agents nametag in the photo. On...Jump to post
The EK biz in this pic looks vile. Wouldn't want to be trapped in the middle seat.
I'm sure many people will want to try the biz, if they can get a special deal, though. I guess some people don't care about lounge access or limo pick up, as long as they get a comfy seat.
Poor planning by Norwegian, or maybe a fault of Eurocontrol. The German airspace was initially closed for MAX flights until 11 June (the day Norwegian tried to ferry the plane), but was later extended until 8 September (for now).Jump to post