SQ tried ORD for a minute about 15 years ago—withdrew during the 2003 SARS outbreak and never came back—seems like the most likely choice to try now. Yes they did. The flight was routed via AMS with 777-200ER. I think it's less than daily though. At the same period, they also were flying SIN-HKG-LA...Jump to post
Probably ORD given the connection with UA BOS actually have a lot of premium traffic. While NY is where trading and investment banking is located, many asset management firms and insurance companies have heavy presence in Boston. Singapore actually have an extremely heavy presence in the asset manag...Jump to post
They should convert some of those orders to XLR so KA can open routes to locations like Gold Coast, Cairns and Almaty, etc.Jump to post
Personally I would definitely avoid AC if they start to liberally use TS aircraft on its own flights.Jump to post
Is this revenge for LATAM? In any case, UX does fly to many secondary Latin American destinations that may not make sense for IB, such as San Pedro Sula, Cancun, Recife and Asuncion. This will be a great complement to IB's network in Latam. And IAG can use UX to further develop similar destinations....Jump to post
Isn't his airline a copy cat of EK's business model too?
And the Jewel is indeed amazing.
The LATAM surprise seems to be a wake-up call too.Jump to post
So when Korean Air chose its IATA code it would have been Korean Air Lines. Probably the fact that Cathay Dragon(KA) joined IATA (1987) before Korean Air mattered... Shouldn't matter. Korean Air has been using KE as the flight code for a long time. I don't think an airline needs to be an IATA membe...Jump to post
Is this really a surprise? When they are flying routes like Jinan-Helsinki and Sanya-London?Jump to post
And when Boeing confirms it will develop a clean sheet MAX replacement, all Airbus needs to do is to stretch the A220 to develop a 160-seat A220-500. The A220 will then effectively becomes the A318/A319/A320 "clean-sheet" replacement, while the A321NEO stays on with another stretch to make...Jump to post
321XLR will allow Spirit to penetrate deeper into South America from FLL. Most likely there will be some of that in the mix.Jump to post
Of course we have the famous AK (AirAsia), CX, CZ, EK, EY, MH, PR, QF, SQ, SV, TG, etc. where the first letter of the code matches the first letter of the airline, but the second letter is very random. Then there is the reverse case; the second letter makes sense but not the first: Also KE, not sur...Jump to post
LATAM confirms it will remain unaligned after exiting Oneworld https://thepointsguy.com/news/latam-expands-qatar-airways-partnership-as-it-begins-unaligned-shift/ Could LATAM help forge a partnership between DL & QR? I think none of US3 likes any of the ME3 By staying out of SkyTeam, it could m...Jump to post
Now many FlyBe routes are all over the place, flying from many small UK cities to Europe and many odd domestic UK routes. Once it becomes VS Connect, would it adjust the route network to really become a "connect" carrier for VS? i.e. flying mostly from LHR to Europe and secondary UK cities...Jump to post
If only the airlines can apply for the code, then when a large airport is built, which airline submits the application for the code? As per IATA protocol, the seniormost member airline headquartered in the country of the new airport is responsible for this. Ah thanks, so in the case of PKX, it woul...Jump to post
If only the airlines can apply for the code, then when a large airport is built, which airline submits the application for the code? e.g. before Beijing Daxing opens, it got the code PKX already. Since many airlines will be flying there on Day 1, which airline submits the application for the code? W...Jump to post
That project team needs to be moved to Seattle then. Boeing needs them there.Jump to post
chunhimlai wrote:Terminal 1 new wing will also be opened on the same days.
Interestingly, SCQ has no SkyTeam flights (other than some UX flights to islands) and now the connecting traffic flies via Oneworld (Iberia) and Star Alliance (Lufthansa, Swiss, TAP). I wonder if this could help AFKL to get some interest in the airport, since they are the most likely carriers to co...Jump to post
LAXintl wrote:Will AA venture back to markets its dropped such as ASU, LPB, CNF, CEB,POA, REC, SSA, etc which today can be reached with LATAM connection?
I think AA reduced PEK service partially because the time slot it got is not good. With PKX, it probably can get whatever time slots it wants, and it can connect well with CZ. They can always start with 788 to test the market.Jump to post
clrd4t8koff wrote:alexdelzotto1 wrote:I would have guessed YUL
After suspending ORD-HKG, UA is now also downgrading the remaining services to HKG EWR-HKG is downgraded from 77W to 772 (with old configurations) SFO-HKG maintains 2 daily but both flights are downgraded to 772 (with old configurations). Originally, the SFO flights are planned to use 772 with new c...Jump to post
Wasn't there a 8000km-capable A319LR? This would be the replacement if it's real.
Boeing has a 737-700ER too.
CX has carried alot of passengers on that route , they definitely have a base of flyers who will need to go somewhere. Someone will jump up to grab em i bet. EWR might be convenient for people in alot of CT, NY State and Manhattan but not everyone who used JFK. Someone will get in there from JFK I ...Jump to post
I thought CX is able to capture a lot of the premium traffic between Vancouver and NY. The timing of the flights are perfect for business travelers too. I guess just filling the F and C cabin on a 77W is not enough. Good that HKG-JFK itself is being increased though. And I suppose the daily HKG-YVR-...Jump to post
Could be test flights for re-certification? Remember the Canadian authorities said they will do their own certification this time instead of just relying on FAA, so there should be some flights. Departing from the terminal may be because it needs to take the people from the aviation authorities on b...Jump to post
Surprised AA did not delay the MD80 retirement at all as they need to cancel flights for grounding of MAX. They only have 24 MAX, so delaying the retirement of 24 MD80 by a few months until Jan 2020 can allow them to resume full schedule. They have the crew qualified to fly the MD80 anyway.Jump to post
Using A330, seems like AC is making an effort to make sure this Airbus corporate shuttle route is not flown with a Boeing aircraft.
Would this be a route ideal for A321XLR?
The goal is to shift the focus to Shanghai and make HK irrelevant and it seems to be working.. That's the goal for sure. But if you are in the financial industry and see how much money (clean (northbound) AND dirty (southbound)) flow thru Hong Kong into and out of China, it doesn't seem to be worki...Jump to post
In 1993 HONG KONGs GDP as a percentage of China’s was 27%. Today it is less than 3%. This is by design by the Chinese govt. It’s relevance in the overall China story - is not what it was and with the current political events - China will make sure it never will be again. GDP is not relevant. It was...Jump to post
HKG traffic is definitely affected by the unrest. I have been advising my colleagues in US not to come. I also see SQ downgauging some of the flights to 788. I think OZ is redeploying the A380 to TPE as well. But the trade war and the equipment used on HKG-ORD probably affected the demand too. UA's ...Jump to post
I don't think there is anything NRT needs to worry about? HND may get the more prestigious destinations, but NRT will get Tokyo direct connections to cities that airlines will not waste their HND slots for (e.g. SAN, SJC, DUS, etc.). It will just keep opening more destinations for Tokyo. And more fr...Jump to post
Finally YYZ-SJC returns!
I remember flying that route on AC's A319 in 2001. AC even has YOW-SJC at that time.
Looks like UA 179 is about to land there from EWR. Flights seem to be coming in normally. I don't understand why they do not divert though. It would potentially be a logistically nightmare as crew and connecting passengers stranded at HKG. UA is not the only one continuing to land their planes. So ...Jump to post
I have used it on my Icelandair flight from YYZ to KEF in summer 2018. It is really far away from T3. We got on a bus to get there from T3 and the bus ride was like 10 min. The gates there were numbered 5XX. From the outside, it looks like a warehouse. Not much available inside, not very pleasant.Jump to post
I have experienced something like this before on a Thai flight from BKK to HKG three years ago on a 777-200. But that experience was purely due to incompetency of the crew. Flying time was about 2:30. After departing from BKK, the flight deck did not turn off the seat belt light until the flight has...Jump to post
Based on the detailed feedback in the news article, it seems that the airlines DID do the acceptance inspection properly and they were complaining about what they saw during the inspection, not what they see AFTER they have accepted delivery. They actually were stating they find so many problems tha...Jump to post
What I notice though is that the ticket price of DL's JV connection flights to other Asian cities beyond ICN is very expensive, compare to DL's ticket price when DL flew to those places from either SEA or NRT before, and also even compare to KE's ticket price.Jump to post