The line is there in the expectation of a multi-billion dollar contract for 2 (or more) very special frames to replace the aging Air Force One (I know its not Air Force One unless the president is in it, its a VC-25)... If Trump win's a 2nd term, expect an order for a really tricked out gold-plated...Jump to post
Was due to but luckily flew someone else in the end prior to them going belly up! Decision not to fly with them was purely on connections and nothing to do with single aisle. Can't imagine it being any more weird than flying any of the current 757s flying TA, my most recent being EI but a few years ...Jump to post
Aer Lingus appears to have changed flight numbers on some of its west coast flights (most others seem unaffected). SFO will be 61/60 LAX will be 69/68 SEA will be 53/52 I guess they're holding a block of two digit numbers for future expansion? Apart from YUL, not sure if any other expansion planned...Jump to post
Now, in QF's position, I would want some cast-iron guarantees from Boeing that the 778 will go ahead in the future , otherwise they might be stuck with frames they really didn't want. I don't see what else Boeing can do realistically. IMHO, QF won't go down this route because I can't see how Boeing...Jump to post
I've seen they are cancelling all transatlantic routes from Ireland. Are there others they are also cancelling? Press release RE Irish Routes: https://media.uk.norwegian.com/pressreleases/norwegian-to-end-transatlantic-flights-between-ireland-and-north-america-from-15-september-2019-2905744 where e...Jump to post
link to Irish transatlantic announcement.
https://www.rte.ie/news/business/2019/0 ... ic-routes/
NDiesel wrote:Norwegian «discontinues all Trans-Atlantic routes with the 737MAX» according to Norwegian newspaper VG.
Impending cancellation of their order?
Sad news, but surprising? A victim of the Max debacle or truly never going to work regardless? Norwegian Air will no longer operate transatlantic routes between Ireland and North America, after the airline announced that these routes are not commercially viable. https://www.rte.ie/news/business/2019...Jump to post
Air Lease using this opportunity to switch 15 Max 8/9 orders to 5 789 As of 30 June 2019, Air Lease had outstanding orders for 150 737 Max aircraft, but it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Boeing to switch 15 of these to a deal for five 787-9s. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles...Jump to post
Just curious, sitting here in Toronto and just noticed a Air Canada Rouge flight overhead coming in to land from Dublin... Any ideas why there was an Air Canada Rouge flight today, 10th to Toronto? and currently another Rouge flight on way from Dublin... earlier was 1991 left 5pm and current is 710...Jump to post
I know Aer Lingus were using it peak season last summer, not personally but friend used it! was being used as overflow for peak summer!
just found it online, 7 airlines used it last summer; WOW, Icelandair, UIA, Aer Lingus, Condor, Azores and Primera
Not a new order, but Citilink will be taking two WW ntu A330-900 for launching long haul low cost service. Not sure if these two will reduce Garuda Indonesia's order for 14 A330-900neo. Accordingly to Flight Global it is, https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/garudas-lcc-citilink-to-start-long...Jump to post
Was EIRFLOT System chucked me our Now FLIPLOT A random question! A recent Stobart operated EI Regional ATR flight left DUB with 15 passengers ans baggage left behind. The excuse used by EI was over sold! Is 15 left behind on a 70 plus seater over sold or fraud? Is it a compensation or criminal char...Jump to post
Considering Icelandair fired all MAX pilots I'm not sure how theyre planning to fly the MAX, so I'd bet on them. Otherwise I'd say most likely to cancel are those that are either in no short-term need for capacity or have neos/other planes that can substitute the MAX on order Fired all max pilots.....Jump to post
how many more are on order in China by various Chinese airlines? Surely these are all prime to be cancelled? MOL isn't best pleased at Ryanair with his recent comments aimed at Boeing and today's announcement of redundancies and base closures/reductions, could he top up or double his rumoured Airbus...Jump to post
I am a frequent flyer with BA as I just live between Heathrow and Gatwick. This will change as soon as a route I want to get on is served by a MAX. I will not put my family in a MAX. That's good parenting...unnecessarily make your children nervous wrecks. Just WOW :roll: Time for this thread to be ...Jump to post
When the herd goes all in one direction, there often is great opportunity in going against the flow. I am completely confident that WW got the deal of a lifetime. He knows, as do all reasonable observers, that the MAX WILL be cleared and go on to be a very successful airliner. He made a very smart ...Jump to post
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ryanair-hldgs-boeing-737/ryanair-sees-risk-to-2020-growth-if-737-max-grounded-beyond-november-idUSKCN1U52ME So Ryanair are getting restless.. So their Plan B is to order 100 Airbus for its Laudamotion subsidary. That was always Plan A for Laudamotion and has not b...Jump to post
I think they probably will start operating longer routes once the aircraft in their fleet are capable of it, but they're not in any hurry and they're certainly not going to start buying 787s or anything like that. They could try something like STN/LGW-BOS/JFK. A narrowbody is always going to have l...Jump to post
Definitely not with the Max they have on order, the high density Max 200 would have issues i'm sure! But Ryanair could get some nice compensation off Boeing for the Max issues they have this summer and the delayed deliveries affecting their summer schedules, minor but still... Ryanair has always sai...Jump to post
We gonna see more of this, if Boeing doesn't provide an effectively solution quickly! It's already the second "slap in the face" Boeing receives. Didn't an airline from Indonesia or somewhere in the Far East also cancel their MAX, the one who received only one MAX prior to the grounding? ...Jump to post
Do we know how close Aer Lingus is to receiving their first LR? News has been quiet as of recently!Jump to post
So the billionaire finally turned into a millionaire. While many have complimented the airline for service, its clear the business model is not sustainable. In addition, things like the SSJ was a terrible distraction for the airline. Yes, have flown them many times from Toronto to Mexico and would ...Jump to post
the furl leak was found after 10 months in service? Are you Kidding me? Unless there was a bad Fuel line coupling or some defect that Boeing should have Known about? That leak could have been caused by anything from a Hard landing to Who Knows what? It doesn't say where the leak was but since it wa...Jump to post
https://edition.cnn.com/2019/06/26/politics/boeing-737-max-flaw/index.html Havent seen it posted before... it seems a New flaw discovered on Boeing 737 Max. "In simulator tests, government pilots discovered that a microprocessor failure could push the nose of the plane toward the ground. It is...Jump to post
Too bad TAP is the only carrier operating them right now, it would be interesting to see if this was just a TAP issue or if other air carriers were having the same issues as well. Azul (8hr flight) and Air Senegal (6hr flight) are in the air right now too, so definitely not just TAP operating curre...Jump to post
first off, apologies as i can't find the link i read this on a few days back... but the article mentioned Vueling switching from Airbus to Boeing and a possible order at Paris... thoughts? or is this just hot air from WW keeping Airbus attention and hoping for a better deal? if true, this would be a...Jump to post
May someone please provide a brief summary of what the latest A321XLR specs and design changes are rumoured to be..? A range boost of 500-700NM over the A321LR (4000NM), revised fuel system, MTOW of 101t. Capability for 200 seats on 3500-4000NM flights, year round reliably, at NB cost levels, opens...Jump to post
IAG finally order a330neos for Level plus some at same time for Aer Lingus, a220s for the wider group, more 321LR or 321XLR for Aer Lingus or Level? or are they done on their shopping spree for. now? for Level and Aer Lingus it seems to come in dribs and drabs!Jump to post
shamrock350 wrote:sassiciai wrote:OMG! What happened to the EI livery
Modern Aer Lingus needed a modern new livery aka eurowhite...
The brand refresh and new livery was revealed back in January.
Clydenairways wrote:Has the first EI A321 LR started assembly yet? It must be on the production line by now.
Veigar wrote:zkojq wrote:Exactly. Saying the aircraft is unairworthy is a red herring. Aircraft 'brake down' all the time and not just at the gate before the flight. F-GZCP was airworthy when it pushed back from the gate, departing to Paris as AF447...
Wasn't a huge factor of AF447 pilot error?
I'd be stunned if they weren't mostly A359s. Maybe a few add-on B78xs, but only a few. They can always place the A359s at IB too. I can't remember if EI is getting them too, or is it the A339? EI ordered the 359 but those slots went to IB after IAG bought EI. No 330Neos on order for any of the IAG ...Jump to post
capshandler wrote:I think they're preparing for a (needed) rebranding.
Definitely Dublin, what about possibility of LCY on the a220? Its certified for the a220-100, Swiss fly there, and they were working on certifying the -300, has that happened yet? LCY could be a differentiator from BOS/JFK for them? And yes, I know BA do it too!Jump to post