We all know airlines and passengers (not to mention victims' families) will have it rough for many a year after coronavirus, but in my spare time (when not actually having a ticket to travel),I liked nothing better than to go down to LHR (esp T2) and take in the atmosphere landside. Had a drink/meal...Jump to post
Anyone know Singapore changi is doing in these times? any parked planes?Jump to post
Ok, interesting replies. Seems I got that wrong, EWR is actually, for some reason, more expensive than JFK. Still, on a pure prestige factor, you would prefer to land at LHR rather than LGW, so that applies to JFK over EWR (unless a niche businessperson). And I suspect the reason SQ flies direct to ...Jump to post
I noticed today that HEL is not served by the UAE2. Is there any reason for this? Politiccally, I see QR and TK both serve DOH and IST so it is surprising that at the very least Emirates don't test the water.Jump to post
There is simply no comparison between EWR and JFK. The only reason airlines fly to EWR is because it is cheaper than the main NYC airport. And then those airlines can BOAST that they fly to NYC. I have always seen EWR as the NYC version of London Stansted - i.e. not to be taken seriously by any seri...Jump to post
Experts say the peak in my country (UK) will be around Mid May to Mid June
In that sense, aviation at LHR cannot get back to normal until well into the summer, by which time I wonder if LHR will even need a third runway with the lack of surviving airlines.
A great win for the treefingers.
Who could imagine 1 year ago, that there are currently only 5 EK flights in the air when i check FR24! 4 inbound: EK262, EK238, EK230, EK409 and 1 outbound: EK9319. Probably repatriation flight? Also, there is one Pobeda flight (DP887) from VKO on its way to Dubai that suddenly started to circle ab...Jump to post
Can't believe how or why Malaysia is being spared of this virus. Everywhere else in ASEAN is basically under lock down, yet in Malaysia coronavirus seems more rare than a tiger than KL. Maybe some good news for MH for once.Jump to post
I think most people expect these aircraft to be in the skies with a least 75% pax loads again before May, HOWEVER some airlines will not survive April without government backing, and that's the worrying part. I regretfully have to disagree with this optimism. Most airlines have already cancelled un...Jump to post
I think most people expect these aircraft to be in the skies with a least 75% pax loads again before May, HOWEVER some airlines will not survive April without government backing, and that's the worrying part.Jump to post
Hopefully this will all be over next week.Jump to post
Singapore Airlines will never go bust. They were one of the more responsible airlines in the beginning of this fracas and now look at them - in a strong position to make a hostile takeover of all their ASEAN rivals excluding Garuda. Big things ahead for the Singapore Girl. It is not because it is w...Jump to post
Singapore Airlines will never go bust. They were one of the more responsible airlines in the beginning of this fracas and now look at them - in a strong position to make a hostile takeover of all their ASEAN rivals excluding Garuda.
Big things ahead for the Singapore Girl.
Any likelihood that Emirates and Etihad and Qatar will start to feel the pinch?
Surely they must be flying empty A380s by now?
SOUTH EAST ASIAN airlines in real trouble? MH, TG, and maybe PH.
I think SQ, VN and Garuda will survive this. In fact, Indonesian aviation seems relatively unhit from COVID19
How are Singapore Airlines coping with this virus?
Does anyone have updated route cancellations for SQ?
My mum and dad are flying to the Caribbean on Sunday then embarking on a week long cruise. My dad is EXACTLY the kind of victim who would fall foul of COVID19. I have tried to stop them from going, but what can you do. Yet, from what they tell me, their flight to BGI is less than half full. And that...Jump to post
What would happen if there was a worldwide lockdown of all flights? Who would go broke first? BA?Jump to post
skipness1E wrote:The assets go where they make the most money. There’s no snobbery involved at BA route planning, cash is king.
Why has Malaysia been suspiciously devoid of any Coronavirus cases? Seems to be lucky for MH, as it has not been a good decade for them due to unforeseen circumstances.Jump to post
Stop putting Sam on a pedestal, he's a hobbyist just like everyone else. Well, next time ask for flight deck pic/vids or try to serve food on El Al. Bracelets would be on the menu. He makes it look like a regular passenger vlogging, and does a decent job. Most people hate Sam Chewy. He is too cosy ...Jump to post
Who will cope better with the 9/11 style cataclysm? BA or VS?
Hopefully (as a VS fan), this will be a leveller and we won't have a monopoly anymore with the flag carrier.
Finally SRB can get a break!
I doubt many airlines in SE Asia will survive the next few years. I suspect MH and TG will go under, which leaves SQ in a great position to purchase some cheap assets and maybe even take over the airports at BKK, DMK, and KUL with Scoot. Garuda could go either way, although I think VN will be salvag...Jump to post
What would happen if every aircraft in the world was grounded? is that even possible? I bet Russian and Iranians wouldn't comply.Jump to post
Why don't VS announce daily LHR-HKT flights? such an untapped market that would be right up SRB street. Might not be the wisest move starting any new route to Asia given the current climate, plus little if any regular business traffic means low yields. If they wish to try a new long-haul leisure se...Jump to post
Are Virgin still flying to PVG? Wouldn't surprise me knowing Sir Richard.Jump to post
Why don't VS announce daily LHR-HKT flights? such an untapped market that would be right up SRB street.Jump to post
I can remember the rumours of the plane landing in Iran or Afghanistan, and that the Chinese semiconductor employees on board were using the plane as a guinea pig for their new invisibility paint. :D At the time, it was all interesting. Now however, it seems 100% sure that the pilot just killed ever...Jump to post
This whole mystery is solved by the captain waiting for the co-pilot to go to the toilet and then pressing 3 switches: Cockpit door: locked Transponder: off Outflow valve: open Do you think it happened in that order? Wasnt there rumours of the co-pilot using his mobile phone to try to make a distre...Jump to post
Has CCTV footage of passengers boarding MH370 at gate C1 ever been released, like from the departure gate area? Or would that be too macabre?
I have seen the captain and co-pilot walk through security scanners on CCTV but nothing about the regular passengers.
The following airports outside of China need to be closed until further notice: TPE, ICN, PUS, HKG, MNL
I would say SIN too but their economy is too important ngl.
So many people are still underestimating this virus it is shocking.
Singapore Airlines Group are being extraordinarily irrespondible.
All eastbound Scoot flights should be grounded, westbound flights reduced by 50%.
SilkAir needs to be 100% grounded. Nobody flies with them anyway lol.
SIA announced network reductions through May. Full list of routes/frequency reductions: https://www.singaporeair.com/saar5/pdf/media-centre/AdjustmentstoSingaporeAirlinesandSilkAirflightcapacity.pdf Primarily Asia region, but some Europe, Australia/NZ and USA cancellations Wow, SQ are cutting a Lon...Jump to post
All aircraft worldwide need to be grounded. it is the only way we contain and BEAT the virus.
However, greed will mean that the virus spreads.
Anyone think VS would try to trump QF and do a non stop flight to Australia? Maybe DRW or CNS? Then a tag on to SYD/MEL?Jump to post
84 possible routes from London: SVO, DME, VKO, ATQ, ADD, NBO, YUL, ORD, YYZ, YYC, YEG, YOW, YVR, SAN, DEN, CPT, MCO, SIN, NRT, HND, TAS, EZE, GIG, CDG, SCL, MEX, CUN, SWF, STL, PHX, PDX, PTY, BOG, UIO, GYE, LIM, ACC, WDH, NGO, SYD, MEL, AKL, PER, VVO, OVB, CGK, DPS, SIN, KUL, TPE, AUH, DXB, JED, RU...Jump to post
Routes that would almost certainly work for VS with the right aircraft (A350), especially for their leisure travellers:
Africa: DAR, SEZ, CPT, HRE
Middle East: MCT
Subcontinent: BLR, MAA, HYD, CCU, KTM
SE Asia: BKK, HKT, SGN, DAD
Far East: HND, CTS, ICN
Phuket was rumoured a while back wasn't it?
Anyway I would jump on a limb and say either BOG or DAR.