Interesting information. I just never realized LGW airport was subject to the bilateral as LHR was. I always thought of it as an easy access airport for carriers, but now I know that was not the case. But now I have another question. TW flew nonstop from JFK to Lisbon, Milan and Paris, but no Madri...Jump to post
IADCA wrote:capejet wrote:Dubai was basically nothing in 2000 in world terms (it had ~25% of its current population, and some photos here https://traveltriangle.com/blog/history-of-dubai/ will give you an idea).
Probably makes sense if the company views its future as being more closely tied to defense contracts than commercial aviation. There's also a bit of tax savings when they return to profitability since the corporate income tax rate in VA is lower than IL. Correct. The subtitle of the WSJ says it all...Jump to post
I was looking at some Airliners pictures of about 20 years ago, when I noticed that many airlines sported the IATA logo somewhere on the fuselage of their aircraft. If comppared to today' s pictures, I am noticing that more and more member airlines do not show it anymore. Nonetheless IATA membership...Jump to post
In sight for a new transatlantic adventure to Munich, I was looking at Seat Guru in order to find the best seats on a DL 763, which, according to DL' s website shows (1) main cabin, (2) Comfort Plus, (3) Premium Select, and (4) Delta One seating. To my dismay, Seat Guru, which ahs been considered on...Jump to post
Seat1F wrote:RJ has served DTW for many years...decades I think. Does anyone know when they started service at DTW?
What' the logic behind the service to DTW? Pure curiosity... Detroit has a large Arab population (among the largest, if not the largest, in the US), especially from Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and Iraq. RJ taps into that market. I hope this works for them. They had a baaaaaad reputation in the communit...Jump to post
Just learnt on Rai News that Aeroflot has suspended all flights to Europe. News is also present on BBC.
Apparently Skyteam could be an indirect victim of the latest Russian politics. Indeed, after Russia' s invasion of Ukraine Delta has cut its relationship with Russia' s Aeroflot, enough to withdraw all codeshare flights, which allowed each airline to book seats on each other s flights. This eliminat...Jump to post
TWA used to have more than one flight number per flight. Example, TW 840 used to fly LAX JFK FCO and TW 844 STL JFK FCO. Different planes to JFK but same plane to FCO. Sometimes, flight numbers were three, although I do not recall any example. Now, just remember that these were pre-eticket times and...Jump to post
Topped out at FL 340. But man, that's a long flight. How he managed to stay alive... I'd be interested in more details if they should become available. Just imagine taking-off by itself. You are hugging the front landing gear, engines are at full blast, you reach out 200mph or so, and then you swin...Jump to post
It reminds of United Arab Airlines, when the Egyptian and Syrian governments formed a joint airline. It did not last long, only 13 years.Jump to post
How uncouth! How savage! I do believe that the officer's reaction was proportionate; his life was threatened! Curious as to what the instigator will be charged with. Related: Is there a name for the phenomenon that emboldens some to act irrationally when flying? Luckily, he did not shoot, otherwise...Jump to post
FlyingElvii wrote:Here we go again….
Happened at H8. Is that Delta?
https://twitter.com/NewsForAllUK/status ... 8065311748
If you want to know anything about the historic AZ 727 fleet, dip in here:
https://www.azfleet.info/modelli/boeing ... ta=storica
It is confirmed it is on LH. Article says it has been pushed by Sigma-Aldrich chemical company (part of Merck’s Millipore Sigma), and KWS ( a German seeds company). https://www.stltoday.com/business/local/germany-s-lufthansa-to-launch-nonstop-service-from-st-louis-to-frankfurt/article_267deec8-1b58-...Jump to post
Well, let me put my two cents in... I got hired by TWA in 1985 as a Ticket Sales Agent. Back then, all major airlines had city ticket offices and I was working in one of them. A thing that truly distinguished TWA, at that time was that it was the only transatlantic company to offer (1) seat selectio...Jump to post
My father spent nearly 40 years working for TWA, retiring in 1990. He was a mechanic at JFK, splitting time between Hangar 12 and Terminal 5. I grew up around that place, flights every summer through T5, I thought those tubes out to the gates were the neatest thing! When he was on vacation, he woul...Jump to post
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This alliance was so strong that they painted a DC-10 in mixed colors NW/KL
Reverting to the old Sabena brand? That would be nice on the hand (lots of history and heritage) but would also be a drag (it is a company that got liquidated). Just an idea. And SABENA is an acronym from the French - not a good idea in Belgium these days. Right. May be there should do what South A...Jump to post
Now this is what I call dedication, they obviously loved there jobs, reminds me of the ex-Pan Am employees that still have reunions. https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/alitalia-flight-attendants-strip-off-uniforms-protest-80684348 No, this is not dedication, this desperation. Italy is h...Jump to post
Alitalia? AZ has changed liveries 3 times in the last few years Whether old or new, that livery will be erased from the face of the earth on October 15. The Alitalia logo is now for sale for $ 290MM, however analysts already announced that the price is overinflated and Ita (the new Italian airline)...Jump to post
I can see DTW, where there is a huge Iraqi / Chaldean population, still with many economic ties to Iraq. A lot of the market is helped by AA/QR, flying DTW PHL DOH EBL or by RJ, which flies a very unpopular DTW YUL AMM, with further connections.Jump to post
Being of double nationality, I might be able to help, although what I know has been told me by a credible European friend, who has witnessed it (nothing official). The "Green Pass" is only available for EU residents, who (1) have received vaccinations in Europe and that (2) can benefit fro...Jump to post
Taken from the website: "Among us there are pilots who have worked for some of the best airlines in the world (Alitalia, Emirates, Etihad, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways)..." Question: if you are a pilot for Emirates, Etihad, Lufthansa, or Qatar Airways, why do you want to work for a local seapl...Jump to post
I was booked in early November to fly from Rome to Amsterdam on Alitalia, in order to connect to the United States and I am noticing that my FCO AMS flight has been cancelled. Wishing to see whether I had any alternative, I went to the AZ website, where I am noticing that they do not accept any new ...Jump to post
A FCO flight was cancelled that night, so TWA 800 was operating JFK-CDG-FCO and that is why there were so many TWA crew on board among the 230. They were all off duty, heading to Rome, to operate a FCO-JFK service. On the other hand, I remember viewing on Italian TV people that were supposed to go ...Jump to post
And to prove a point they sent an A340 transatlantic? OMG! This is the triumph of the ego.Jump to post
Yes, it was, back in the late 80s, early 90s. They did it on a MD-11. I remember it because my buddy was working at AY and it was a big deal back thenJump to post
After a 16-month hiatus and shortly after AA does the same, Aerolíneas Argentinas is returning to JFK, effective July 19th, initially 3x week. AR1300 EZE 22:30 JFK 08:35+1 146 332 AR1301 JFK 14:45 EZE 02:40+1 257 332 Terrible timing on the return leg. Not sure if it´s a slots issue at JFK or what.....Jump to post
Here you go... for all those of you wishing to get to London in three hours.
https://hub.united.com/2021-06-03-unite ... 16403.html
TW in the early 70s flew on a 707 BOS/CDG/FCO/TLV/BOM/BKK/HKG/GUM/HNL/LAX/SFO/BOS FCOTSTW, while I agree that TWA offered "round-the-world" service, I could not find a continuous flight number that circumvented the globe. I have no doubt the aircraft continued on a round the world routing...Jump to post