Lufthansa doesn’t strike me as being in the business of making disastrous decisions, but here we are. Should point out that the fact that $2.3B in unrefunded fares will not be refunded unless the government coughs up that amount (or more), effectively makes that a $2.3B government subsidy. As an as...Jump to post
https://mediacentre.heathrow.com/pressrelease/details/81/News-1/12582 UK should completely scrap the 14 days quarantine, and instead by implementing the Covid 19 testing program. LHR might potentially lose its connecting business to FRA, AMS, CDG, etc. Self quarantine in Western countries is useles...Jump to post
Sorry if this has been addressed but I haven't been on here in a long time....can someone remind me why does the EU have the authority to decide whether two Canadian-registered, Canadian-based airlines can merge? Because AC and AirTransat fly to EU destinations, and the combination could lead to ma...Jump to post
The more Boeing distances itself from Seattle the crappier it gets as a company.Jump to post
Im aware that the MD-11 had initial issues with range, not being able to reach its advertised range I believe, but why did the Airbus a340, an aircraft with 4 engines, one more engine outsell it? I mean not massively, but enough, was the a340 a better seller due its commonality being with a330, or ...Jump to post
No at least in my experience they are a group of polished individuals but by no means 100% polished. A few aren't much better in manners than the paxs. Still, most when called upon for a rare emergency step up to the plate. I was flying to LAX a few month ago and as we passed MSY the women seated b...Jump to post
cirrusdragoon wrote:I am surprised the labour laws in Iceland would allow for this? In Canada this would not go forth it would be deemed as unfair bargaining. Wow.
Have Air Canada actually cancelled their Maxes? Never understood why they went backwards from the (wider, more modern) A320 family to the Max, especially because it is a new typerating for them, not like AA or WN or most carriers who placed big Max orders. Greed and $$$. Plenty of companies choose ...Jump to post
Why? Because Canada is and always will be a very lucrative education and holiday destination for the Chinese market and with Trump creating polices making it harder for International Students, you can expect even more students to consider Canada as a top contender. You assume Chinese tourists and s...Jump to post
It'll be no difference in the US come September 30th! Canadians are managing it better, facing the realities early, as is BA. It'll be interested to see what the pilot resolution will be, that's undoubtedly the cash drainer from the salary pool. Tough times. A reality check for the Industry. Goodby...Jump to post
I was so bullish on the E-190/195 more than a decade ago.... I just didn't expect the CF-34-10E to require so much extra care compared to the CF-34-8E of the 170/175. Then I learned that the 8 and the 10 are substantially different. Of course a 41% boost in thrust has to come at some cost to mainte...Jump to post
Welp. This week already wasn't my favourite in recent memory, but reading this thread has really brought me down. I've spent a great deal of time on AC 767s (all types) over the years. The -300ER has brought me to all the corners of the globe at one point or another. Comfortable seat width. It alwa...Jump to post
[ That's nice projection, but other questions such as how many people and how quickly will they be able to pay for such trips once it's possible to enter other countries again? I'm sure that in order to sell more seats, airlines won't price their tickets as high as they usually do during Christmas....Jump to post
https://youtu.be/LUZtW1XXV2s Video Link to the announcement WestJet today announced that 6,900 WestJetters will be leaving the organization, with 90 per cent of those leaving voluntarily. The airline had approximately 14,000 employees before this announcement. “Today, 6,900 WestJetters are receivin...Jump to post
He says he won't fly if the Irish Govt insist on this measure.
dmstorm22 wrote:It's not just safety, it's also outlook on selling tickets.
AC (or the US3) are probably less willing to send out 77Ws and 787-9s with <100 people than CA/CZ/etc are.
China-USA demand is coming back. Attended briefing end of last week were Air China local management informed airport officials they will reestablish separate LAX and SFO flights for April. Current LAX flights are seeing increased loads (150-180 per flight) far above 30-50 few weeks ago. Really? Int...Jump to post
Momo1435 wrote:Boeing didn't book any orders in January, also no cancellations.
Does this mean, Airbus sees a bright future in the A220 program? The only sign here is that Bombardier wasn't joking when it said it wanted to offload its stake. Airbus doesn't have much choice here. Bombardier wasn't going to be able to pay for the future losses. If they're not going to pay the fu...Jump to post
They are not trying to be low cost anymore. They are transitioned to Full service network carrier status. Oh yeah, with no free catering, no seat assignement, no luggage, tight seating... Really???? Intl on the 787 , you will notice that Economy does in fact offer a complimentary dining experience ...Jump to post
An article from today's Washington Post on the Max effect on WN going forward. The dangers of being beholden to one a/c type.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business ... roduction/
'“We took on an educational role in our start-up phase (in 2006) by promoting the aircraft’s benefits. Once people tried it, this became a non-issue,” said Porter’s Brad Cicero in an email to TPG. “Self-interested parties, whether manufacturers or other airlines, have tried to dismiss turboprops ov...Jump to post
Anyone know where the Q400s are going?Jump to post
Such as shame Hawaiian doesn't fly to Vancouver.Jump to post
The route lost money cause they wouldn't go through US Preclearance in YVR. Why would pax from Vancouver want to fly a route where they have to do customs at JFK instead while there is a perfectly fine preclearance facility at YVR. Because it was basically the first flight of the day into JFK and c...Jump to post
I am old enough to remember when A320s started replacing 727-200s. The feeling among "experts" (like us) was that this "disposable French airplane would never last as long as a Boeing". Air Canada's first A320 will hit 30 years old at the end of this year ... the 727-200s it rep...Jump to post
That poor poor airline. They broke the law and get fined. :sarcastic: A lot of you posters, that bash every passenger for not following all the arcane fine print rules of the airlines, get overly exited when an airline is fined for breaking the law. When the Canadian law says that Air Canada has to...Jump to post
Boeing lost its way once it decided to screw the Pacific NW. The HQ move to Chicago, the Charleston plant...bad decisions. They've lost their way.Jump to post
Maybe a silly question, but why didn't BBD turn the Global Express family into commercial aircraft?Jump to post
We should all doa Happy Dance?Jump to post
Or does ONEX plan on the Swoopification of Westjet? Hawaii routes... expected to be hemorrhaging with all the new Competition and Southwest? Doesn’t Westjet, Encore have a few issues going forward now that Bombardier will be wrapping up the Q400 program and for Westjet mainline the MAX still ground...Jump to post
Air Canada has rejigged schedules and now plan for the 738 Max being out of service through July 31.
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/busines ... boeing-73/
Has this been discussed at all? Sounds like Boeing shot itself in the foot (again): 'Boeing has called 737 Max 8 “not suitable” for certain high-elevation airports...' - Before last month’s crash of a flight that began in Ethiopia, Boeing said in a legal document that large, upgraded 737s “cannot b...Jump to post
Because of Air India 181/182 in 1985, we learned (sadly) of the need for an intermediate stop (at least at the time) in flying between eastern Canada and India. And in that era, you flew to DEL or BOM, and then transferred. Today, the number of one-stop-and-connections between YYZ/YUL - India is st...Jump to post
I should be the only one who think preclearance is overrated. I'm not a US nor Canadian passport holder but as someone who often fly J TATL, it normally doesn't get me more than 15-20 minutes from the jet bridge to the street. Sometimes even less. And if memory serves CX is one of the first flights...Jump to post
Yep and in 2019 with a plane that should be state of the art
We've ended up with that suggestion as to how to save the plane
It says it all really!!
Cant Boeing restart the B757 line. Plain and simple. :shakehead: 1) Tooling was destroyed 2) Too heavy 3) 1982 airplane Why is it too heavy vs the 737 which was designed a decade and a half earlier? And surely the 757's ground clearance was much better suited to the LEAP engine, which is what has b...Jump to post
That's incredibly narrow minded and elitist. Making travel affordable for all is a positive thing. Sometimes people have no choice but need to fly, for things like family bereavements, medical treatment or relocation for jobs, etc. Maybe these people do not have much money, but surely they shouldn'...Jump to post
I know some of you are wishing and hoping DY go under. it’s just sad. I hope they stick around for a long time. This generation now a days is just so negative about everything. I don't understand what this has to do with anything. I am one of those damn pesky millenials that are destroying everythi...Jump to post
Well, we know Lion Air is very likely cancelling their order, that should free up some slots for someone who really wants them!Jump to post
No....it is unstable because the weight and balance characteristics have been altered by the larger and heavier LEAP engines. Boeing has tried to use software that is either poorly executed or poorly documented or poorly communicated or all of the above. Relaxed stability is fine in military aircra...Jump to post
Not adding anything to the discussion, but a terrible shame for passengers. I'm not interested in the A vs B nonsense, the A380 is by far the most comfortable plane I've flown on in all my years. Airbus made a lot of missteps with the programme over the years and it's a pity it didn't work out. Dit...Jump to post
Late to reply, but isn't Skyregional a private company? As far as I can tell, yes. It is wholly owned by Skyservice Business Aviation, which was left after Skyservice shut down. But, that doesn't mean it can not be (partially) purchased. ;) . I was confused when somebody mentioned upthread that AC ...Jump to post
What's wrong with Skyregional? Generally I've been less impressed with them than Jazz. Outside of that if I worked for Skyregional I'd be worried that AC now has an outright financial stake in Chorus. I would be very surprised if Air Canada did anything with Skyregional. With 25 E175s, they are cov...Jump to post
longhauler wrote:multimark wrote:Now if only they could get rid of Skyregional.
What's wrong with Skyregional?
Now if only they could get rid of Skyregional.Jump to post