And perhaps I am wrong, but as the population in Québec gets older, that 3 hours of driving (and driving through the afternoon traffic of Montréal) can get very tiring for those retired people who want to travel. That might make some of those people not travel to France as often as they would if th...Jump to post
Well I am French, I’ve been 5 times to La Belle Province and I have never been to Quebec City. Each time I go I promise myself to go check it out as it’s said to be beautiful there but I really can’t be bothered with the 3:30 hours train ride. Canada really needs to get its act together when it com...Jump to post
Because at the moment, according to studies, the lack of flights is the 3rd biggest obstacle for the tourism numbers growth of Québec City. Talking about the France-Quebec traffic, I don’t buy that a second. I don’t know a single French tourist who has not been to Quebec City during his holiday in ...Jump to post
AF was summer seasonal to ORD for the longest time, and utilized its smallest type on the route (A332). The route went year round only 2 years ago, and at the same time DL canceled its seasonal service. That tells me skyteam and AF struggle with ORD. You are lacking some history here. ORD was "...Jump to post
upperdeckfan wrote:Wonder why AF add more capacity on YUL instead of focusing on other NA markets where there could be higher yields such as ORD or IAH. Although both non-sky hubs I see potential for more than 1xdaily.
I have flown via CDG too many times, before I have given up about 6 years ago. People being on strike all the time, not being able to connect airside even when traveling on SkyTeam, rude staff being annoyed to speak English, confusing signage. Seriously, why volutarily put up with CDG when AMS is m...Jump to post
marcogr12 wrote:Νo crew familiarization shorthaul flights like BA does with the A351?
N14AZ wrote:Maybe they skipped this due to the fact that flying is now being criticized by parts of the public? This is just a theory.
VS4ever wrote:acavpics wrote:Right now the understanding is 4x (2AF and 2DL)
BenflysDTW wrote:DL has two flights to AMS and CDG has 2 daily flights when AF is added.
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