Ah, so ISB-JFK isn’t happening immediately. Okay. We’ll see what PM Khan says to Trump about the TSA visit. I think that they were just waiting to get greenlighted and it looks like now they've finally been given the go ahead from TSA to commence the nonstop. Sounds like they're currently working o...Jump to post
Well, there are other more pressing matters in the ME and we need as many countries in that region as allies as possible to avoid war with Iran. Having closer ties with Qatar Airlines can't hurt since they are heavily influenced by their own government. Who knows, perhaps this meeting is about more...Jump to post
Logically speaking, I think it would be a smart business decision. However, from a brand perspective, I could see why they would want to guard their name as the manufacturer of the most prestigious business jets by not jumping into the dumpster fire that is the regional jet market. Is this what keep...Jump to post
Looks like US just shot down an Iranian drone so airlines are probably going to be rerouting again. Wonder if this will have any effect on UA's resumption.Jump to post
BBDFlyer wrote:Brazil fares are expensive due to the north-south flying, which reduces aircraft utilization. With few exceptions, it’s a red eye going each way, requiring the aircraft to sit at the outstation for the whole day not being utilized.
Only if Lockheed was providing the world with supersonic commercial airplanes, then yes. This is actually a very interesting point you make. Lockheed doesn't have many advantages on perfecting (conventional) commercial aircraft design as compared to the established Boeing and Airbus duopoly but a s...Jump to post
I was reading recently that the Concorde made an usually high number of visits to Australia due to interest from Qantas and thus resulting in the demonstration flights for the sales pitch. In the end they didn't end up buying it, but Australia is a long way from Europe so I must imagine they must've...Jump to post
Erdogan to Trump: "We will buy 100 Boeings and you will let us buy the S400 from the Russians. Deal?" Yeah like Erdogan would need permission from the US to buy S400's. He doesn't give a damn what they think and rightly so. The era of countries being pushed around by the US is over and it...Jump to post
Which is of course, a complete misnomer, as both airports have airlines that specifically schedule connecting flights with calculated transfer flow, making them hubs in every sense of the word. Heck, multiple airlines at MCO; both domestically and internationally. The only airline I would seriously...Jump to post
Disney is a very conservative company with regard to protecting the brand image. I just can’t see them creating a branded airline product because the damage to the brand resulting from an accident or incident would take years to repair, even if the Disney name is slapped on the side of a charter fl...Jump to post
TryToFlySomeday wrote:I’d rather see ISB-NRT nonstop than via BKK to be honest.
LHR01 wrote:It's a matter of time, you'll here an announcement soon
On one note;
British Airways today will be operating the Boeing 787-9 to Islamabad instead of a 787-8
TryToFlySomeday wrote:IAH? Really? Isn’t most of the Pakistani traffic from IAH headed to KHI, not ISB? I mean, unless PK can offer a competitive connection from ISB to KHI...
But hey, my cousins would be thrilled if that ever did happen
LH658 wrote:Lot of traffic on Pakistan to Thailand route, I guess they want to take slice of that cake. Also BKK has lot of 5th freedom routes.
https://timesofislamabad.com/29-Jun-201 ... ium=direct
This is not to be confused with this incident 2 weeks ago:
readytotaxi wrote:Having made it to the gate, how are the lines for clearing CBP on Int arrivals? Is there a quiet time to arrive?
I've flown into LAX several times fairly recently and I cannot help but notice the sheer number of aircraft that are holding in position all around the airport, taxiing around in multiple circles for as long as 20-30 minutes waiting for a gate, while others don't get a gate at all and go straight to...Jump to post
There has been airside bus transfer for a few years now. It has stops at G, K and the new L stinger gates. Anyone could use it, even a star alliance boarding pass. Just this week, UA started one from B. Use it next time Is it possible to use the bus if you're just going to a lounge in T5 during a l...Jump to post
Interesting comments from the Japanese ambassador recently, who expressed JAL's interest in returning to Pakistan with a fifth freedom route from ISB-BKK-TYO.
http://www.app.com.pk/japanese-airline- ... kyo-route/
Maybe the US & others will pressure PAK to open its airspace. PAK is using its airspace to get concessions from India. It is really dangerous to do that. It opens the door for India to do similar petty things. Net net the military incident is long over. So airspace should open Actions have cons...Jump to post
There are reports of drone attacks on the airports of Abha and Jizan in the south of Saudia Arabia that have left 1 dead and 7 wounded.
https://abcnews.go.com/International/wi ... r-63890003
So you are saying that the militery personnel in Iran who are in chage of missiles etc are more sophisticated than those in Ukraine who shot down 9M-MRD thinking it was an enemy airforce plane? Most definitely yes. Iranian airspace is much busier than anywhere in Ukraine and they are quite well awa...Jump to post
Sure, though what exactly is your point in bringing that up? ...that other airlines don't beat UA to starting routes? Precisely Which is notable ignorance of recent history, on your part. DL's started multiple dozens of international routes, on four different continents, since exiting Chpt11... and...Jump to post
No it isn't. You can't object to a country supposedly violating a treaty that you didn't even sign. Literally no one cares if you didn't sign it. If you're in their territory, you're gonna be enforced with their rules whether you agree with it or not. The US may believe that they were over internat...Jump to post
MalevTU134 wrote:Shutting your eyes doesn't make reality disappear. Most of us learnt that by the age of 2. Soon you will, too.
I agree. You can see how DL holds their captive hub cities by a string. The talk is always "maybe", often contingent on something else happening first. Even long-plausible hub-to-hub routes get treated as if it would be some bombshell launch doing a favor to the local community. And then ...Jump to post
The latter two are new routes for DL, they can't control that others have done them before. Doesn't change the fact that others have beat them to it and successfully at that. And also failed routes, thus what's your point? You're apologizing for DL as if they actually had the balls to try it. Only ...Jump to post
SDFguy wrote:Do BA flight crew get any sort of extra pay for having to fly to such a dangerous country?
The 5th largest immigrant population in Norway is Pakistanis: The 15 largest immigrant populations in Norway currently Rank / Country of origin / Population (2019) 1. Poland 111,985 2. Lithuania 45,415 3. Somalia 42,802 4. Sweden 38,770 5. Pakistan 38,000 6. Syria 34,112 7. Iraq 33,924 8. Eritrea 2...Jump to post
If the situation with Iran continues maybe the US and others should pressure Pakistan to open up parts of its airspace to commercial flights. The route is clearly doable without overflying Iran at all. http://weekendblitz.0g2y9hcyenagyt19l.maxcdn-edge.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/EWR-BOM.jpg http...Jump to post
According to FR24 EK is starting to avoid Iranian airspace. Currently two inbound flights are over Iran (EK164/DUB and EK6/LHR) everything else is going around using Iraq, Kuwait and Qatari airspace. I mean that's not surprising considering the drone took off from the UAE. I'm actually amazed that ...Jump to post
Yeah not worth the risk with flying over Pakistan or Syria to get to BOM from EWR right now. Is there a reason why UA doesn't go over the top like they do on EWR-HKG? However checking out UAL 48 the other night, it flew over the Nordic Counties and then Russia and then cut right through the risky t...Jump to post
I think Qatar may actually get even with the UAE because Iran has supported Qatar in the blockade so it is unlikely Iran would ban QR aircraft and may actually give them a special exemption knowing how critical it is for them. However Iran considers the UAE an enemy and the drone that was shot down ...Jump to post
I cannot see Norwegian jumping into this. India is a better place to start fighting over Y. That said where did the logic of EZE and SIN come from? This may actually be the reason why they are going after Pakistan instead of India. India is crowded with too many airlines. Why waste your time trying...Jump to post
But hey, I guess DL hasn't announced JFK-BOM, LAX-CDG, TPA-AMS, BOS-LIS, etc lately. And I guess UA hasn't dropped SFO-XIY, SFO-HGH, LAX-SIN, etc lately either. JFK-BOM, LAX-CDG, and BOS-LIS are not new routes. SFO-XIY/HGH are new routes, and they have plenty more unique ones in their network such ...Jump to post
The drawing board=nothing.
It's starting to become irritating how DL in particular keeps talking about starting new routes but takes eons to launch them while cutting existing ones. Meanwhile UA keeps surprising everyone by announcing showstopper routes out of the blue like its nothing.
I knew this was going to be about Pegasus and Sabiha Gökçen before I even clicked on the article.Jump to post