30 years ago on August 16, 1989, VH-OJA set the record for what was then the world's longest commercial flight departing LHR and touching down in SYD 20hrs and 9min later. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-08-17/30-years-since-qantas-top-secret-london-to-sydney-flight/11413346 http://www.traveller.co...Jump to post
The news comes as a surprise to me, Mr Hogg was a very good boss, fair and balanced to his employees and a very good leader. Under his leadership he turned the airline around and delivered very strong first half results. I have always found Mr Hogg to one of strong integrity and ethics, something w...Jump to post
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As for the 'Oh my god, how can DL not fly from HKG?!!!!!' crowd, I'll point out that HKG doesn't make the top 10. You'll notice the absence of PEK, PVG, too. The top Mideast origin, DXB, doesn't even crack the top 20. Completely useless point. HKG doesn't make the top 10 because they don't even fly...Jump to post
Jon Proctor, one of the best aviation photographers, and one of the nicest people, ever to be associated with our hobby, worked as a crewman on MEA's 747s when they were leased to Saudia in the late 1970s. He shared his experiences on his blog: http://jonproctor.net/overseas-assignment/ Jon shares ...Jump to post
In no universe was overflight revenue generating anything remotely close to a million dollars unless you’re a country as large as Russia. There wasn’t much to lose but a lot to gain by keeping the pressure on India. Hopefully they’ll come to their senses and restore the ban.Jump to post
They should never have reopened it in the first place.Jump to post
Back in the 70's there were plans for a massive airport in Big Cypress as the biggest airport in the world to cover some roughly 40sq miles with 6 runways connected to both Miami and Naples. Nowadays, it's just a lone runway (Dade/Collier Airport) in the middle of the Everglades. What happened?Jump to post
RIP to the victims. Based on the video, I don't think anyone could have survived that and it also crashed in a densely populated residential area killing some on the ground as well.
https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/south-as ... lane-crash
This is what happens when the engineers at Airbus have too much free time.Jump to post
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
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