I think AF would be very happy to move their once daily CDG-NRT to HND to have all their Tokyo ops in HND. But to do that, they need of course to obtain slots, but they need also that SB is moving the NRT-NOU flight to HND and at convenient times/slots to ensure the connections between the 2 flights...Jump to post
Air France is starting Sevilla: https://www.air-journal.fr/2019-08-05-air-france-ouvre-un-paris-seville-5214215.html Air France ouvre un Paris – Séville A partir du 1er juin 2020, la compagnie nationale française proposera un vol quotidien entre sa base à Paris-CDG et l’aéroport de Séville, opéré e...Jump to post
Don’t forget BA with 744 year round. CPT is primarily a leisure route, don’t forget. If you’re that bothered by the aircraft type, why not fly via JNB? Connections are easy and there’s plenty of them. Hahaha, yes, you are right, but I am, apparently, a bit fussy: on JNB-CDG AF flies the A380 and th...Jump to post
Isn’t Joon A340s being replaced by Air France’s A350-900s? Not being replaced it will be replaced. The 1st A350 will be delivered during the fall 2019. But it is not going to Joon routes (1st routes are in Africa and YYZ). To come back to OP question, yes the A340 will be gone soon and so you have ...Jump to post
True, I see, still exists, but only until the end of June. What happens then? Will the service return completely to AF level, apart from the paint / seats? The service is already back to AF standards since March. Joon crews are being integrated into AF. For instance, today I flew VIE-CDG. It was a ...Jump to post
And now the plane is in the air again, but is flying to DWC instead of BOM. It is close to arrive in Dubai at the moment I am typing. I have no idea if it’s flying empty or with the pax. I am guessing that they have made a quick fix in Iran and will make the full repair in Dubai where they have acce...Jump to post
Their smallest US station is IAD, and they've never shown the slightest interest in developing medium markets. IAD is AF smallestUS station ??? :eyepopping: Not really. IAD sees 1 to 3 daily flights, including A380, has P service and is one of their most profitable US route (to not say the most). O...Jump to post
The config in J will be 2-2-2 as today. The small size of the A332 would have made the operations unprofitable if 1-2-1 which comes either at the price of less J seats or significantly less Y seats. So it will be hard to guess if you have the old or the new seat when booking during the retrofit peri...Jump to post
Total nonsense indeed. :confused: I don't understand either - maybe Malaysian corporate travel policy that does not allow F class but allow C class was an factor... But the "new product" will still booked in original fare buckets (as per the quoted article), so companies allowing J but no ...Jump to post
I don't see who will book the CMN flight with this horrible timing for the return flight. It will have to be very very cheap to attract customers.Jump to post
Pau on the other hand I totally agree with you I don't see the point of that particular airport remaining open. PUF has significant traffic, possibly more than BIQ. I think that there was a discussion previously where the local government wanted to close Nimes Airport as well as Montpelier Airport ...Jump to post
In my few this is for the best, just focus on KLM and AF. And kill of Transavia and Joon. Dont fight a fight you’re never going to win and focus on where the money is. No chance they’ll kill HV, quite a successful brand. In another thread it’s rumoured they’ll merge their regional arm HOP! With Tra...Jump to post
The point that I am missing here is what's the exact reason that is now forcing AF board to drop all plans regarding Joon? It is hard to believe that the problem here is only the limit imposed by the unions to the Joon fleet, which I believe it was up to 18 aircraft. The pace of expansion seemed to...Jump to post
There is another important reason in AF problems operating profitably the A380, that has not been discussed in this thread (unless I missed it, apologies in that case) and that is mentioned in the Les Echos article quoted at the beginning of the thread : many J pax try to avoid those flights because...Jump to post
Air France no longer flies its A380 to JNB. It previously operated 3/4 weekly flights with an A380, but changed schedule to 7 weekly flights by B77W and 3 weekly by B789 as from next year(northern summer) They do still fly the A380 to JNB, once daily. B77W was only present for a short while for 2 t...Jump to post
Blerg wrote:Does it mean Joon has not launched any of its own routes but that all were taken over from AF?
DWC wrote:ORY is much closer & better connected to downtown Paris than CDG, same as in Tokyo's or Milan's two airports.
That's a nice list. Unfortunately it doesn't tell us anything about the important information--relative service level. Let's get at a deeper look which includes flights and gauge as well. This isn't a highly detailed look, and I'll probably make a mistake or two, but this will give us the general i...Jump to post
But starting this summer ASL is flying non-stop between St. Pierre et Miquelon and CDG ...and they will no longer serve Halifax. Previous summers….St Pierre residents could take a short ATR flight on Air St. Pierre to connect thru YHZ to/fr CDG. This will now be St. Pierre's first ever scheduled no...Jump to post
Probably better for AR to start other routes than CDG for which they can just code-share with AF, a Skyteam partner. I don’t understand why this code-share has never been put in place since AR joined Skyteam.Jump to post
Schengen is not working anymore in France, anyway. I have flown several times this year to different French airports (CDG, MRS, LYS, BIQ, BOD on top of my head) from several Schengen countries (Germany, Belgium, Spain...) and there has been always a passport / ID control on arrival. You cannot say ...Jump to post
inspired by this thread and this news article about St. Pierre getting trans-atlantic flights, I began to wonder about how that might work in terms of immigration. St. Pierre & Miquelon and Reunion while both part of France, using the Euro and voting in French elections, are NOT part of Schenge...Jump to post
The fact that Open Skies is shut down at ORY makes "La Compagnie" and their Business Class Only 757s (and in the near future 321neo) the only Biz only operator acft between Paris and New York. Maybe but they are still bleeding money and will likely never earn some before the shareholders ...Jump to post
Also since one A380 has been out of service for almost 2 months now, which A380 route has been downgauged? Just after the incident, I looked at A380 routes and it was IAD which was downgraded. I don’t know if this is still true as, now that we are in the winter season, IAD was usually not having th...Jump to post
Pendennis wrote:I am led to believe that a new engine wasn’t the sole problem, it was also the pylon. Airlines don’t have spare pylons and Airbus aren’t making them for the GP7200 anymore, so I am told.
Does anyone know how this route perform ? I have a friend who flew it during the weekend and he told me the load was lot even 30%.Jump to post
There is no need for new hubs. You will see new or reinforced focus cities but no new hubs.Jump to post
Thank you all for your comments. Of course I assumed it is legal, but found this very surprising. And to answer some questions : the exit row I was seated in is really No15 as I said. The aircraft I was on was registered VN-A329 in VN livery. So the seatmaps are wrong but that doesn’t really matter....Jump to post
I have just flown a VN A321 and was seated at an exit row (row 15) and was very surprised by the configuration. See pictures below : the row 14 seat is blocking about a third of the emergency exit doors. This is the 1st time I see such a configuration whatever the airplane type (the emergency doors ...Jump to post
I don’t see why a pilot could not buy alcohol or tobacco in an airport as long as it’s not for consumption on-board of course, or a lottery ticket...Jump to post
Yes, for sure they can try that and loose tons of money. France-PPT is a very expensive route to operate and having a 3rd carrier on such a route is for sure unsustainable will just lead to a disaster. At least, if it materializes, it will may be force AF and TN to cooperate more and finally impleme...Jump to post
Impressive, but 5 carrier’s on this route is way too much. It will be a blood bath with dirt cheap fares and yields in the toilets. Interesting also to see that AF is the one who resisted the most to French Blue.Jump to post
I'll believe this schedule when I see it in effect. The hotels on the island were demolished. There literally isn't anywhere for that many tourists to stay on island. I also don't see airline crew agreeing to overnight in SXM anytime soon so that will cause a reduction in frequency as well. On top ...Jump to post
Flights to LIS or BCN from ORY will still be AF. European flights from ORY (LIS and BCN for example) are operated by Transavia. Domestic flights however are operated by AF (or Hop!). Although it is correct that Transavia serves BCN and LIS from ORY, European Joon flights are not additional flights,...Jump to post
[photoid][/photoid] With AF announcing CDG SEA for summer 2018, and no word here of DL ending the route on their own metal, does this mean 2x CDG SEA in S18? Really ? Any source for the resumption of the AF flight to SEA ? Nice to see AF back at SEA. I think, in this circumstances, that DL will stop...Jump to post
Does KL still codeshare with VIA Rail from YUL to Ottawa? Not aware of that service, but KL does (as per their site) still offer a bus shuttle from the YOW train station to YUL. AF used to run a shuttle from YOW to YUL as well, but I can't find any info about it that seems current, and their bookin...Jump to post
Some airlines also run train and/or bus services (to airports): I know Air France used to have busses from CDG to Porte Maillot in Paris There were 4 different bus service lines operated by AF (CDG-Paris, ORY-Paris and CDG-ORY), but those are not anymore run by AF. It's been taken over by ADP and i...Jump to post
directorguy wrote:Flew them LCY to ORY last year. Does that mean no more LCY flights to Paris ?
What a joke and all those subsidies to finance cheap vacationers/VFR... I can guarantee you that 0 business traveler will ever use WOW to go fro STL to Europe (or reverse). Much better to connect in one of the big hubs and have a decent business product and longer flights to rest properly.Jump to post
Egerton wrote:This whole deal might permit added benefits if AF were to transfer a few of its underused A380s to Virgin, for operation from LHR.