I love how all the media is going on and on about people's holidays. A lot of people also want to go and see their families. I'm booked to go to Australia in November with Qatar Airways, however the 14 day mandatory hotel quarantine in Australia means I won't go unless that changes in some way. The...Jump to post
SAS 737-700 SE-REY just flew into Knock for scrapping.
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airc ... y#24d2c38e
SAS has just announced re-opening of further routes from CPH: Chania, Olbia, Venezia, Pisa, Pula, Thessalonika and Warsaw. And frequency increase on: Oslo, Athen, Malaga, Nice, Reykjavik, Vagar, Stockholm, Chicago and New York In Danish only so far: https://www.sasgroup.net/newsroom/press-releases/...Jump to post
The intakes are definitely round on the 880. If you want to see flat intakes, look at the Mc Donnell 220 bizjet, practically square ! https://www.airliners.net/photo/Untitled/McDonnell-220/5059819?qsp=eJxtjbEOwjAMRP/Fc5YoUgTZ6MIIAz9gOQYilTayPVBV/XdCKjGxne6d3q1A82T8tttSGRIoo9ATHFQUfCmkFbAICd5tQC20zw7...Jump to post
Fresh fears over Aer Lingus Shannon service AER Lingus has refused to comment on its future schedules amid growing fears that its operation may be reduced at Shannon Airport. Following the flag-carrier’s decision to furlough all its 90 cabin crew staff at Limerick’s local airport due to the Covid-1...Jump to post
I think you may be misinterpreting our point. Of course we know leaving the middle seat empty is ineffective and largely pointless but IF load factors are likely to be low initially then it may be to the airlines' advantage to 'play-along' with the middle seat empty idea for a while to appease the ...Jump to post
As to the keeping of the middle seats empty, I know it's been said here that this is ineffective, but it also occurs to me that LFs are going to be fairly low when things get back and running and I wonder if this might be part of the "confidence rebuilding" stage, even for the first month...Jump to post
Stobart could face competition to retain Aer Lingus regional contract Other carriers interested in operating regional routes from 2022, IAG chief says Stobart Air could face rivals in any bid to keep the regional services contract with Aer Lingus that is key to its survival. UK aviation and energy ...Jump to post
https://www.preferente.com/noticias-de-transportes/noticias-de-aerolineas/sas-despide-al-100-de-la-plantilla-basada-en-malaga-299755.html SAS To fire all employees based in AGP. A total of 80 crew members will see their jobs cut. As far as I remember SAS Ireland is based in Malaga and has about six...Jump to post
GCT64 wrote:3X3 seems to be more efficient in terms of LF for distancing (4 seats occupied out of 6) and 3x3x3 (6 seats out of 9) than 767s, A330s, E175s etc. with double seats.
TC957 wrote:Will others follow this example ?
Likely fare hike to compensate for loss of revenue ?
With news stories doing the rounds that mention when lockdowns start to get eased and slowly opened up again, there will still will be a need to preserve social distancing measures. until a vaccine is widely available. For aviation this will probably require flights to operate with only certain seat...Jump to post
5 daily EI flights from DUB-PEK...wow. I wonder what the schedule will look like. 5 EI A330s at PEK would be some photo op! After all this I doubt we will see the same network we have seen up to now. Expect a shrinking of the whole network as demand will still be flat even after the restrictions ar...Jump to post
bennett123 wrote:IMO, Brexit is the Elephant in the room here.
Will the UK agree to an EU carrier doing internal flights?.
Considering the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak, does anybody know what bookings are like for the new DUB-HEL-PVG route? I hope it's launch isn't delayed. The list of Chinese routes that are being affected is getting long: https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/85764-airlines-cancel-china-flights-in-...Jump to post
Looks like a CRJ or Challenger in this photo.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-new ... r-21368981
Def a smaller door. I'm mildly surprised its worthwhile for them to remove all the other doors (after making space for the large cargo door) - I know they'll save a bit of weight - but the rework cost must surely be in the hundreds of thousands - and the recertification cost probably another factor...Jump to post
Looks like a Pegasus 737 has slid off the runway in Istanbul. Sitting in the mud adjacent to the runway. Sabiha Gokcen airport confirmed the runway is currently closed. Story includes some pics. https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/10686702/plane-carrying-169-passengers-skids-off-runway-in-istanbul-as-all-...Jump to post
Great flight with Swiss ZRH-DUB on the A220. First time flying on the aircraft and it was a generally positive experience. Loved the large windows and mini overhead screens. Certainly a type Aer Lingus should be seriously looking at.. I think a future fleet might look something like this: Mainline ...Jump to post
Maybe the A220-300 and 500 could replace the whole A320 fleet and the A321 NEO LR/LRX for long haul and replace the economy config A321's currently flying to ACE,FAO AGP etc.
The 321 retains cockpit commonality with the 330.
So an A220 pilot fleet
And an A321/330 pilot fleet
m I right to say that rhe LCY route is now an EI commercial risk, which happens to be operated by WX as a wet-lease? There are a pair of E190s at Stobart which might be suitable, for example. IAG are looking at the E2 and A220, so that might be playing into it too, maybe we might see BA cityflyer o...Jump to post
When is the first flight to a South American destination. It's difficult to find a post amongst all the narrow body vs wide body debate.Jump to post
Perfect plane for BOS-SNN in the winter, but is it slated to be on that route in the summer, too? Thats the plan. 2x A321LR at SNN, long-term serving BOS and JFK. A321LR has 16/168 Vs 12/165 for the 757, so a slight increase in Y and a 30% uplift in J. It would be great to see a 3rd aircraft doing ...Jump to post
Another factor to consider as well is that the urgency now to expand new North American cities quickly has lessened a bit. The rapid expansion seen in the last few years has now seen the withdrawal of Norwegian, collapse of WOW and subsequent slow down to Icelandair competition. EI can now do what i...Jump to post
What's the news for DUB-YUL on EI ? It still hasn't been reloaded for summer 2020. Will it ever launch ? I'd say with Brexit saga dragging on and on that EI will probably just want to hold firm for 2020 until the future picture is clearer. I'd expect maybe some low risk expansion on existing routes...Jump to post
Virgin Connect has every opportunity to integrate FlyBe's existing network into SKYTEAM hubs at AMS, CDG, LHR, MAN, and will do so in close cooperation with its partners AF, DL, KL, VS. This will give Virgin Connect access to a worldwide sales and frequent flyer potential, never seen by FlyBe. At p...Jump to post
Any changes to the Flaps with this new short field variant?Jump to post
Maybe the A346 can carry more cargo in addition to a full pax load, so maybe the A346 will stay on these kind of airports until eventually replaced by the A350.Jump to post
BlueberryWheats wrote:Strato2 wrote:What are longest single aisle routes in history? Surely this must be near the top?
Pretty sure some of those little single aisle Lockheed Super Constellations flew routes approaching 24 hours in the air.
I guess we're about to find out if this LR bird is for real on longish TATL routes :) 8+ hours westbound going by this route's history. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/TAP231/history/20191007/1540Z/LPPT/KIAD Interestingly OPO-EWR seems to have been "downgraded" to a plain old "do...Jump to post
I understand that, but none of it should be a surprise to EI, unless the aircraft is not performing to specs, that's the part I don't understand, they seem to be surprised by the performance issues. Surely the aircraft should be about 5 tonnes below MTOW on that flght when full which should keep it...Jump to post
I'm a bit surprised by the apparent performance issues. Have seen EI-LRA take off a few times and the runway length used looks no longer than an A330. I thought the max runway length including stopping distance required for the A321neoLR @ MTOW was around 7500 feet. Max runway required for the stan...Jump to post
It will spend a few days in the hanger for customisation, safety equipment, lighting etc. before apparently entering service on 01 October to Heathrow. I believe the next transatlantic route for the aircraft is actually SNN-BOS at the end of October, followed by DUB-PHL in early November. It was al...Jump to post
Thought it would be interesting to have a thread for UK aircraft retirements. This is what I have so far. Any updates, corrections or additions were appreciated. British airways- A319- older examples are currently being withdrawn, 15 more are due to leave by the end of 2020 744- to be retired by 20...Jump to post