Very well handled by that captain, but clearly, this woman was trying to get attention and used the opportunity to post to social media in an attempt to gain media attention. Southwest was right in initially denying her boarding. It is unfortunate that they ended up apologizing and refunding her ti...Jump to post
I came across this article and two of the points stood out to me as I haven't seen them elsewhere: https://hksar.org/a-sad-day-for-a-100-years-old-industry-of-aviation - "The Scandinavian states are studying a plan to liquidate Norwegian and SAS to rebuild a new company from their ashes." ...Jump to post
I'm skeptical it's Nolinor. This news item from today suggests it will be a 77W, high-density version: https://canadianaviationnews.wordpress.com/category/air-canada/ It was Nolinor: https://simpleflying.com/canada-737-rescue/ Why would Canada send an old 737 on a multi stop journey rather than tak...Jump to post
B777LRF wrote:But SunClass, particularly the background of the name, is typical Petter Stordalen.
B6 flights to PAP are empty. I am sure DL doesnt mind giving up a few passengers to B6. Besides, its the niche route for B6. I was in Port-au-Prince two days ago, flying out with JetBlue. It is a scary place for sure but the flight was jam-packed. You couldn´t drop a needle. Also, the airport left ...Jump to post
Not being able to control whether or not I can see outside is the most miserable part of flying in a 787. I selected a window seat to see outside--whether it's just blue ocean, the tops of clouds, or the Grand Canyon. If a dark cabin is that important to a person perhaps they should invest a dollar...Jump to post
After all the discussions of additional destinations in Canada for SAS, it seems Air Transat beat them to it (although just for a short period during the summer initially). YUL-CPH to operate twice weekly June 16-Sep 20 next year, with A321LR. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/air-transat-t...Jump to post
Why should they bother if the 737s are on their way out? The point was not that they should repaint everything for the sake of having the new look but that there must be 737s in the fleet that are due for repainting soon and will stay until 2024 and they will obviously get the new look. In other wo...Jump to post
Looks like it'll only be the Airbuses that get the new scheme as the 737s are all on their way out. Yes, all Airbus fleet (except CRJ/ATR's) from 2024. Surely there must be 737s due for repainting before 2024? They can´t take five years to apply the new livery to the whole fleet, can they?? I know ...Jump to post
Check the bag. Really, just check the bag. The few $ you save on carrying it on is balalnced out by the stupid levels of stress, and angst that comes later. Imagine paying $25 to lose that worry. It's all in the mindset. $25 paid and the slim but very real chance that my bag will not come down the ...Jump to post
As reported previously (https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1404215) COPA introduced a new business class cabin with the MAX. I have been trying to find out the timetable for refitting the cabins on the existing 737 fleet, and which destinations are seeing/will see the new business class...Jump to post
No place is this better explained than in the documentary, “Death of an American Dream,” which I had posted to my YouTube channel, which I no longer possess. I probably have one of the few surviving copies. I’ll post it if I ever start up a YouTube channel again. Is this the one? https://www.youtub...Jump to post
The concept of a credit card holdback is well established. Arguably it is not their money until they provide the service paid for. In other industries it is common to not bill the credit card till the product ships for example. The holdback only applies to services not yet rendered, but airlines se...Jump to post
'Payment delays' from credit card companies reduced working capital by US$ 439 mill in 2Q 2019 over 2Q 2018. Compared to the US$ 380 mill in repayments due in December 2019 and August 2020 So the funds quarantined by credit card companies would more than cover their upcoming debt payments? If so th...Jump to post
Maybe they will be back to British airways and serving the whole uk and not Just London, here is hoping. Well aside from London there's ABZ, INV, EDI, GLA, NCL, LBA and MAN on mainline LHR, add in JER from LGW and IOM from LCY. Perhaps you meant they should fly VC10s from Prestwick again, or A319 o...Jump to post
Exactly. But it seems to be the strategy of Oneworld in general. I have gold and diamond status with two Star Alliance airlines, respectively, but flew American Airlines on a connecting transcon in first class for once last week due to price and timing. I was shocked to be informed in the lounge th...Jump to post
They can start with abolishing stupid sh!t like charging J pax £100+ each way for seat selection :irked: This is actually good, as it stops the once a year travellers taking up the good seats. This just seems so wrong. You talk like decent seats are the entitlement of the frequent flyers alone and ...Jump to post
Maybe, just maybe your bag is oversized? Nope, the bins are small. I can attest to that, as well as to the OP´s comment. I had exactly the same thought last week when I transferred from a 757 to an A-321 in Atlanta. I have a standard Samsonite Spinner which fits easily within the cabin bag limitati...Jump to post
I noticed today that Czech Airlines' short haul fleet has been reduced to one 737-800 and the 7 ATR-42/-72. While CSA has had declining fortunes over the past decades it still has a significant number of destinations in Europe including the European part of Russia, as well as a few destinations in t...Jump to post
I find it strange that, at least on the videos I saw, it does not seem like they were met by any fire engines? I was just writing this...the second video is 48 seconds and starts after the 'plane has landed and come to rest. This means the end of it is at least three minutes after the emergency cal...Jump to post
The main topic (Norwegian's finances) has been analyzed to pieces so while I am a big fan of Norwegian and hope that they will thrive and prosper, I won't go into that. However, I would like to comment on the remarkable statement made by some on here about transpacific fares being lower than transat...Jump to post
N415XJ wrote:...even though it gives off distinct Atlantic Airways vibes.
DouglasDC10 wrote:As far as I know, this tail was never part of a plane but was a kind of gift from Airbus to Lufthansa for their cooperation in all the Airbus projects. The tail has been there since the late 1990s or early 2000s when both D-AIAI and D-AIAL were still flying for LH.
This aircraft tail is sitting outside the Lufthansa office at Frankfurt Airport. As correctly stated in the photo caption, it is an A-300 but the only aircraft which matches the registration ("AL") on the tail would be D-AIAL, which has been flying in Iran since 2010. I have been doing mul...Jump to post
Sk itself has several departures from mmx to arn and they don't cannibalise the route to cph. There is a big difference. As Stockholm is the capital of Sweden, much of the traffic on the MMX-ARN and MMX-BMA routes comes from other parts of Skåne/Scania, e.g. Österlen, Hässleholm, Ystad, Lund, Krist...Jump to post
Actually SAS CEO talked about keeping some A340s for more leisure oriented long haul routes when the A350s arrive. It was in Norwegian media a few months ago. And if I'm not mistaken they own six of their A340s and has hinted at using them for trying out new markets. And there was a rumour somewher...Jump to post
The opportunity to open ARN-PVG was sitting right in fromt of SAS, but they missed the opportunity. Stockholm and Sweden being the powerhouse in the Nordics, it was just a question of time before someone opened this route. SAS' current longhaul strategy is one big story of missed opportunities...ju...Jump to post
neomax wrote:This is Airbus' order to lose...
Ok, so you and others are referencing "Arab" is a political/ideological term, instead of a geographical one. Ok, fair enough, I'll stick to the geographical one, where Egypt is very much part of Africa and the Middle East is a region of the Asian continent, just as the Indian sub continen...Jump to post
jupiter2 wrote:Just because the language is common, doesn't make it geographically correct.
There are a number of unusual flights arriving to Arlanda today. Does anybody know what's the occasion? Cruise ship passengers. Interesting, thanks. Didn't realize that they send them with chartered 'planes. Is there any way to know in advance which similar days are coming up throughout the summer ...Jump to post
As per Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter, Norwegian has created a local AOC in Argentina earlier this year. A base with 10 737s is planned, connecting Buenos Aires with domestic destinations. Also, new routes to EZE are planned to connect to the domestic network, from London, Paris, Barcelona and the Sca...Jump to post
I have been wondering about something which hardly warrants its own thread: Watching FR24, formerly KLM always flew the 737-800 and even -900 to Stockholm. Lately many flights (on a daily basis) have been -700 or even ERJ-190. At the same time we all know how strong the Nordic market is for KLM. Wha...Jump to post
Arniepie wrote:billreid wrote:The obvious question will be Airbus sales to AC. Is AC planning to drop Airbus products?
As far as I know they already planned to go all Boeing and Bombardier.
How recently were they toying with that idea do you know? I thought I'd heard at one point the jigs etc were destroyed so restarting production would be costly. I really think especially in this day and age a 340 2000 combo would be killer in the market. If you lightened up (or increased MTOW) on t...Jump to post
Being from the home of SAAB, I have done a lot of 340 flying over the years. It still forms the backbone of Nextjet, one of the leading regional carriers over here. I agree that the 'plane is not particularly noisy and the comparison with the Jetstream is quite unfair to both as the latter is a 19-s...Jump to post
Swedish CAA (Transportstyrelsen) halts all flights to Iraq, citing safety reasons "on the ground and in the air". Link in Swedish:
https://www.transportstyrelsen.se/sv/Ny ... till-irak/
I always liked the F50. I found it to be very comfortable. Much more comfortable that the pre-500/600 ATRs. My first flight flight on the F50 was on SAS from CPH to Karlstad, I Vaermland, long tid sen... :-) Couldn't agree more. Oh, those SAS Eurolink days...the highlights of my childhood were the ...Jump to post
[quote="oldannyboy"] I guess this will mark the end of F50 ops in Europe?. Actually, Amapola Flyg of Sweden operates a large network of nightly domestic flights for the Swedish mail service. They also have a scheduled passenger operation on ACMI for Sparrow Aviation, connecting Stockholm w...Jump to post