It’s been a really bad summer and airlines have themselves to blame for biting off more than they could chew. State governments are feeling the pressure because the federal government has failed multiple times to keep airlines as accountable as they should have.Jump to post
Airlines will just have to pivot more towards leisure travel and some US carriers have already done so by adding new leisure destinations like Tahiti, Canary Islands, Croatia, etc. which were destinations that in the past US carriers never even considered or only did an occasional charter flight to....Jump to post
In 2014, a private plane flying from upstate New York to Naples, Florida crashed off the coast of Jamaica and the cause was the loss of cabin pressurization/hypoxia.Jump to post
Did Jet2 accommodate the passengers who were seated next to her after she soiled their seats? It may have been a full flight.Jump to post
Frankfurt is a very good one and if you’re willing to take a 35-40 minute train trip from Frankfurt, there’s a small, but nice one in Aschaffenburg, right next to their impressive castle. Make sure you also visit the nearby Pompejanum which is a replica of a Roman villa, overlooking the Main River. ...Jump to post
I sure hope the Chinese government learned something from the global reaction to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Imagine a total ban on all imports from China into the US/EU/UK/Australia. No more Chinese students learning abroad or trips to the US/EU/UK/Australia.Jump to post
DL feeling the pressure now to place their own order.Jump to post
Many years ago when I was a teenager flying from JFK to FRA, I was wondering why there wasn’t a daytime flight after another sleepless overnight flight. Later I realized it was a connection thing which didn’t apply to me since I live in NYC and the Frankfurt region was my final destination (grandma/...Jump to post
What's shocking is this happened in NY US (a safe haven for people like him facing persecution elsewhere), where he was about to give a talk on writers freedom. Oh, the irony. Just sad. I could only imagine what happens in other countries, with such radical elements. I sometimes agree with the way ...Jump to post
Spirit Announces Termination of Merger Agreement with Frontier https://finance.yahoo.com/news/spirit-announces-termination-merger-agreement-200500982.html To look at it another way, isn't this good for F9? As their main ULCC competitor (NK) would vanish- being merged and absorbed into B6, which has...Jump to post
Oykie wrote:Norse just announced partnership with Norwegian, Spirit and Easyjet through Dohop. https://connections.flynorse.com/
Pence is running for President. He is waiting to throw the hammer down in a debate with Trump. Pence unfortunately is only a hero to Christians that pretend they are oppressed. I think Pence would have made a great deacon or youth leader at a church, but as a politician, he was far too loyal to the...Jump to post
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... mbat-covid
China approves HIV drug for Covid patients.
Now it is official: As reported by aero.de, Deutsche Bahn will become a Star Alliance member . Good luck and have fun with nose picking or something else after missing your onward connecting flight! Deutsche Bahn DB, or better OjeDB, is the European record holder in delaying trains... :mrgreen: I h...Jump to post
So after the Russians take the Donbas, what’s next? Doing more than just blockading Odesa?Jump to post
Probably a combination of not wanting to live in Montreal (can’t blame him) and preferring the life/routine he had before. Not wanting to live in one of the top 10 cities in North America as reason? Doubt it. This isn't the Montreal of 30 years ago. As long as you're not in the east end, you can ea...Jump to post
Probably a combination of not wanting to live in Montreal (can’t blame him) and preferring the life/routine he had before.Jump to post
Just as the world was trying to begin a legitimate recovery from the pandemic, the Russians had to start the biggest war in Europe since WW2 which in turn could lead to a catastrophic global food shortage that could possibly be worse than the pandemic when it comes to global instability and suffering.Jump to post
Shortest widebody flight: Air India 747 LHR-FRA
Longest narrowbody flight: Pan Am 707 JFK-FRA
Both flights occurred during the late seventies when I was a kid. The Air India flight was JFK-LHR-FRA. My sister was working for Air India in Frankfurt and she got two free tickets for my mom and me.
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-news/sag-aftra-response-will-smith-chris-rock-slap-oscars-1235121256/ On Wednesday evening, the Academy’s Board of Directors will meet to address the situation. The decision comes just hours after the officers of the Academy’s Board of Governors — incl...Jump to post
TC957 wrote:Russia will have lots of winter sun tourists in places like the Dom Rep, Cuba and Cancun. Good luck to them getting home now if all countries ban Russian airlines overflights..
Again, China is watching and no doubt is getting ready to take Taiwan and more ... With the lame ass response from EU and NATO against Russian agression , why should China worry in their region? I wonder what sanctions the US would impose on China if they decided to take over their version of Ukrai...Jump to post
Russian troops now crossing into Ukraine from Belarus per CNN. Next up, the rest of Georgia…because why the hell not at this point? In a more ideal world, a Franco-German-British combined force with American backing should quickly and easily sock it to Putin and send him back to Moscow. Unfortunate...Jump to post
Nah, Putin has consolidated power pretty well. The problem is what happens after he's gone. Hopefully, a Russian government that’s not belligerent. Maybe that’s asking for too much? Just as we’re seeing the light at the end of the tunnel for the worst pandemic in a century, Putin has to appease his...Jump to post
L410Turbolet wrote:Mortyman wrote:.
This happens as there is a security conferance in Munich, Germany regarding Ukraine.
They couldn't possibly pick a better location...
Begins and ends with Shirley Bassey’s Goldfinger. Once Connery left, Bond wasn’t the same for me. 100% I dont even watch the new ones . Just Connery and Moore . Sean Connery was always my favourite, but I think Daniel Craig did an excellent job as a more current-era Bond. Whoever cast Roger Moore a...Jump to post
Based on all that's happened so far, do people here think some kind of shooting war will really occur ? I honestly just don't see it. I think by this time in February we'll be having a chuckle at how hysterical everybody became over this. I'll say it again, Russia has completely lost the element of...Jump to post
No one had a taser?Jump to post
Really bad news for the world, but not for these in the western rich world (so most of us here): The Chinese vaccine Coronavac (from Sinovac) does not work against Omicron, also not after the third booster shot. Scientific work has been performed in Hongkong. 2.3 billion shots of Coronovac have bee...Jump to post
Flight attendant union slams new CDC COVID guidelines that airline CEOs supported
https://www.seattletimes.com/business/f ... ted/?amp=1
The Minnesota case attended an Anime convention in NYC. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/man-who-attended-nyc-anime-convention-becomes-minnesotas-first-omicron-case/ar-AARoEfJ?ocid=BingNewsSearch Scooby says rhoo rhoo This native New Yorker would like to take this opportunity to offer a belated we...Jump to post
I think I miss TWA more than Pan Am, probably because I flew more with TWA when I was a kid during the eighties. I probably only flew a handful of times with Pan Am during that time. My last two flights on Pan Am were in April 1990, JFK-FRA-JFK. Pan Am and TWA were very important airlines in the pos...Jump to post
I've always wondered why can we now detect exoplanets in faraway GALAXIES, catch minute traces of DNA in 100,000 year old fossilized bone, have machines that detect elementary particles which exist for merely just fractions of a plank second (and are a fraction the size of an atom), but we still ca...Jump to post
Japan bans entry of foreign visitors due to the Omicron variant.
https://abcnews.go.com/amp/Health/wireS ... s-81439889
I would be surprised if Boeing didn’t develop the 787 with freight in mind, especially with the success of the 767 and its second life as a freighter.Jump to post
Turkey also needs to get tough and close it's borders to refugees. The entire process is screwed, it was never intended to handle anywhere near the numbers that are either real or pretend refugees. It needs to stop. Globalization was the policy west pushed for. With more travel all over the world, ...Jump to post
Looks like TK folded: http://www.uniindia.com/~/turkish-airlines-pledge-not-to-carry-citizens-of-iraq-syria-yemen-to-minsk-warsaw/World/news/2560561.html Of course they did, if TK was banned from the EU it's entire business case would collapse. A 3 month ban for Aeroflot would help focus minds quic...Jump to post
Remote stands and stairs are common in every country except the US and Canada. This was coming off a United 787 into the international terminal, to the standard mildly stifling German public building, versus hopping on a 320 for a quick long weekend to the Canaries. Doesn't matter if it was UA or n...Jump to post
It’s not looking good from the heavenly_12 IR camera.
Alan Joyce says When QF resumes international flying all passengers will be required to be vaccinated for Covid, in other words no jab, no flight https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/qantas-mandatory-covid-vaccination-for-international-flights Was actually discussing this with a family member wh...Jump to post
Hopefully no more October surprises.Jump to post