Just out of interest does anyone know if there is some sort of pecking order as to what evacuees are placed on which flights? I understand why some persons are evacuated first in order of necessity or let’s say, importance maybe. For example QR are operating 77W’s XJD-RMS so who decides who sits in ...Jump to post
Weather has been rather wild in southern and central Spain due to Storm Filomena, which also brought snow to the Canary Islands. I love on Costa Blanca by the sea, it’s been unusually cold the last week, wet and windy, which is rare. Madrid has several feet of snow in places. Tenge train services ar...Jump to post
Flew STN-CDT last week and 5 spare seats on FR. masks compulsory unless eating or drinking, no queuing for the lavs.Jump to post
wouldn't it be wise to see how the dust settles before closing bases and operations all together? ... while now it truly looks doom and gloom and little prospect for anything in the world ever again, there will eventually be an end to this, and it could be more sudden than people are visualising-wh...Jump to post
BA to make approx 12,000 staff redundant... terrible news...
https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.mirr ... 941615.amp
There's the 2 BA flights to Lima too end of March... Interesting that so many British people go there mainly to visit Cuzco and Machupichu but are needing to use either LA or IB... Might not be profitable for a direct flight to LHR or LGW but that was good to see... Interesting, although BA has for...Jump to post
So now Stelios is threatening to sue the Execs at EasyJet if “they spend a penny” on a £4.5bn order for new aircraft....
https://news.sky.com/story/easyjet-foun ... s-11970245
It is the former BA Cityflyer aircraft. They fly from LCY to NY. 100% Business class. I believe Titan acquired one of them, no? In that case she’ll no longer be in an all-J layout. I can’t possibly see why it would be flying LHR-ACC in an all-J layout particularly. I believe Titan acquired this fra...Jump to post
Titan A318 showing on FR24 at LHR right now, ZT801 taxiing to the runway. It looks to be operating a LHR-ACC rotation, possibly on behalf of the U.K. government as a repatriation flight? Very rare aircraft and even rarer route-pairing for an A318.Jump to post
BBC article states “a number” of BA Cabin Crew have contracted Coronavirus after long haul flights. Hardly surprising, and not good news.
https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.bbc. ... s-52126661
Sure, but hardly any Western countries were taking it seriously at that time. Had he banned the exports at that point, I'm sure he would have been lambasted for depriving other countries then in severe need, that it's racially motivated, etc. Still requires understanding that there is a crisis comi...Jump to post
BA suspending all flights from LGW, to temporarily operate LHR-only during the current crisis.
https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus- ... t-11966066
It seems the USA is finally seeing what has been happening across the world for (now) months and weeks, across Europe. I hope, in a few days, there are just skeleton domestic flights in the US, to maintain essential airlinks and supplies. There is NO need for anyone to be flying to take advantage of...Jump to post
PM wrote:If you look at FR24, it is clear that UAE airspace is NOT closed.
Ishrion wrote:PM wrote:And not all EY or EK flights are grounded.
I thought they all are for two weeks? Aside from repatriation and cargo?
I’ll start by stating that I absolutely respect anyone’s individual decision to take multiple flights across the USA at this time. Why? Because in a few weeks, and indeed perhaps a lot less than that, you WILL be grounded and it will no longer be an option that you decide on. Thankfully. I’m complet...Jump to post
I’m flying BUR-SFO on WN this morning, manifest is 6 pax. Walked through the terminal for observation Saw B6 BUR-BOS and counted about 10 pax. AA BUR-DFW looked about 30, BUR-MDW about 15. BUR-DEN about 20. This is crazy. I don;t know why US airlines are continuing these domestic flights, consolida...Jump to post
IAG expects to cut capacity by as much as 75% until May, Willie Walsh to stay on rather than retire during the crisis..
https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.expr ... -Group/amp
British Airways fighting for survival according to CEO https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-british-airways/british-airways-in-battle-for-survival-over-coronavirus-idUSKBN2101Z2?il=0 Sorry but misleading - the email to staff was called survival Of British Airways - NOT British Airw...Jump to post
Great action by President Trump, closing its doors to Europe was long overdue. Europe decided not to place travel bans when the US did, and look where they are. These bans help us buy time. Sorry but what utter nonsense you're spouting. the USA is still, and has continued to allow many flights from...Jump to post
'Ghost' and largely empty flights are operating because EU 'Use it or lose it' rules still apply to UK slot restricted airports. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51809318 IATA has already made a request for this to be suspended given the current COVID-19 crises, and also, this is not just UK air...Jump to post
Will we see airports in Italy close? I don’t understand why there are still flights operating if the country is in lockdown?Jump to post
18:57 Quarantine effective immediately for Israelis, minister says Israel's Interior Minister Aryeh Deri has clarified what the country's newly announced quarantine policy will mean for Israeli and foreign citizens. He said all Israelis arriving in the country must enter a 14-day quarantine as of M...Jump to post
Yeah the airports should close, or else it’s all really kind of pointless?Jump to post
What would happen if there was a worldwide lockdown of all flights? Who would go broke first? BA? I very much doubt that. IAG is a very profitable business, and BA has the advantage of the lucrative LHR base. Whilst they might suffer, unless we’re all wiped out mostly, London will always have stron...Jump to post
First death in England where the victim, with pre-existing medical problems, tested positive for COVID-19. This was reported by the Royal Berkshire National Health Trust. Berkshire lies west of London, the easternmost part of Berkshire being about 50Km from the centre of London. Source Sky News : h...Jump to post
Big increase in UK numbers today, up to 115 currently from just 35 cases 48 hours ago. To be expected of course, and 25 cases confirmed in London alone... https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-three-new-cases-in-scotland-takes-uk-total-to-90-11950018 Rather surprised knowing how crowded Tubes (TFL...Jump to post
Big spike in UK confirmed numbers today, some suggesting that all flights from Italy to the UK should be suspended for a period of time as many UK cases are linked to travel to or travellers returning from Italy... https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-three-new-cases-in-scotland-takes-uk-total-to-...Jump to post
Big increase in UK numbers today, up to 115 currently from just 35 cases 48 hours ago. To be expected of course, and 25 cases confirmed in London alone...
https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus- ... 0-11950018
Can we please try and stick to the topic thread, not argue who is biggest at JFK maybe?Jump to post
So how is Cathay Pacific still allowed to fly to the US? Are there any mainland Chinese airlines still flying to the US? There should be no flights from China or Hong Kong until this epidemic is contained and eradicated. I’m afraid the time for that to be an effective action has since been and gone...Jump to post
I suspect now that BA has ceased flights to/from Shanghai and Beijing, Virgin will likely suspend Shanghai at some point today.Jump to post
BA has just announced it is halting the booking of direct flights to PEK and PVG...
https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.expr ... han-Ch/amp
In Amadeus I'm seeing flights on Wednesday and Sunday - the VS website needs you to put the right dates of flights in, or I find it doesn't like it, so try that maybe? These are bookable in GDS.Jump to post
So, what about the Virgin Atlantic inflight masseur/masseuses? Are/were those full certified Flight Attendants? They wouldn't qualify for the crew visa either, if they're not trained as such. But didn't Virgin withdraw that service years ago ? Quite possibly for similar reasons ? They withdrew it i...Jump to post
So, what about the Virgin Atlantic inflight masseur/masseuses? Are/were those full certified Flight Attendants? They wouldn't qualify for the crew visa either, if they're not trained as such. The VS beauty therapists were fully qualified crew, in terms of SEP/Safety and usually service too, and occ...Jump to post
any video on how he got up there? did he just grapple the door and climb on that? what about inspection for damage to the skin of the aircraft - any comments about whether it would be significant or not? co-opting others lives like this situation isn't good behavior imho I would be surprised if the...Jump to post
Interesting day today at LCY. Earlier in the day, a passenger on-board a flight from LCY was arrested and removed after attempting to cause disruption.Apparently linked to the Extinction Rebellion movement. Just now, in a separate incident at London City Airport, Paralympic bronze medallist James Br...Jump to post
RobK wrote:Final flight looks to be TCX24LU GTCDN LTBS-EGNT arriving back around 3.45 am tomorrow.
f4f3a wrote:Are there still airtanker 330 in the fleet? Could a loan be excused by the government on the bases of keeping national assets secure and not impounded ?
by738 wrote:Not seeing any live flights for Malaysian A380's that would match those arrival times...
CWL757 wrote:Rumours now that MAS A380 9M-MNF is due into MAN at 1800 and 9M-MIP is in CDG. Not sure for definite if these rumours are true as they were on a Facebook page.
Operations look normal, but then, the meeting has only started less than an hour ago. I expect more news around midday, one way or the other. Even if they do get the additional £200m needed, which I feel is unlikely , they will burn through that in no time at all. Again, consumer confidence is gone,...Jump to post
Unfortunately, regardless of the outcome of tomorrow mornings’ emergency meeting, it’s terminal damage already. The brand has been damaged so badly now, with this weeks news, that consumers will not have faith to book with TC anymore. It’s a downward spiral I’d say, sadly. I would guess if the meeti...Jump to post
I appears from the latest reports that Hurricain Dorian is almost stalling for over a day in forward movement as it turns from the West to the North over the northern Bahamas Islands (including Abacos & Grand Bahama) as a high Cat 4 - low Cat 5. It may lose some strength as it approaches and th...Jump to post