https://www.otc-cta.gc.ca/eng/ruling/2016-a-198 https://www.otc-cta.gc.ca/eng/ruling/2016-a-197 Hong Kong Airlines Limited has applied to the Canadian Transportation Agency (Agency) for an exemption from subsection 110(1) of the ATR in order to sell transportation between Hong Kong and points in Can...Jump to post
ULCC's just feel like a scam to me. I avoid them at all costs. I have flown Ryanair a few times and it was a disgusting joke. I refuse to give G4/NK/F9 or anyone like them a dime. Every little weasel gimmick they run adds to the circus (and stress). The cost of the ancillary items is nearly nothing...Jump to post
I'm surprised people have missed the biggest aspect of this codeshare: YVR taxes. The difference in taxes between a flight originating YVR vs SEA is substantial. YVR airport tax alone is $20, and there's plenty more.Jump to post
Congrats to Lufthansa and their world-class First Class productJump to post
I did a trip report I posted on FT: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/westjet- ... essed.html I honestly think it's not a big success. They did not get much good press, and continue to get bad press. Two days ago WS 4 had a diversion to Greenland (!). The nonstop EC cash compensation must at least hurt...Jump to post
VCEflyboy wrote:Can we hope they will re-activate their parked 747s? They are still pretty viable and would make great VFR machines for Europe at least during the summer months and during winter they could be repositioned on sun routes like Mexico and the Caribbean.
Looks like they will throw all the LCCs to that airport. The airport situation in Moscow is a mess. It's as bad as London in terms of distance and commute time, but without the organization. (Hardly thought I'd ever call London airports organized...)Jump to post
They used to be known as Pullmantur air, and their fleet is basically 5 747's that they operate on behalf of others or on charters, though they also fly scheduled routes. The airline pushes the 747 a lot, even going so far as highlighting extra baggage allowance because of how big the 747 is, and th...Jump to post
"Gimmick show?" How so? It's a niche regional airline which had a great idea, serving a busy city's centre airport and targeting business travellers and commuters, and made it work very well, and now they have very good thing going for them. Just because Porter is not going all out challe...Jump to post
MAH4546 wrote:keitherson wrote:LAX772LR wrote:What happened at SNA?
Alaska Airlines announced Vancouver-Orange County. The inaugural flight actually took off. It never landed at SNA; had to divert.
Porter needs to start looking at expanding to YYZ and fleet type. I am tired of their sole YTZ gimmick show, and also the domestic duopoly in Canada. "Gimmick show?" How so? It's a niche regional airline which had a great idea, serving a busy city's centre airport and targeting business t...Jump to post
God, just start service to Vancouver already, JetBlue. Flights are pre-cleared from YVR!!! That doesn't change anything, as the arriving airport still must have Customs/FIS in the event that an arriving pre-cleared flight necessitates being rescreened. IIRC, SNA found that out the hard way, back in...Jump to post
3) will fly anything if the price/schedule is right. Ultimately this is the deciding factor. But DC8's (and 707's) were not and are not cheap to operate, certainly when compared to more modern aircraft like the 767. So how is an airline supposed to offer better pricing while operating aircraft that...Jump to post
God, just start service to Vancouver already, JetBlue. Flights are pre-cleared from YVR!!!Jump to post
aircatalonia wrote:KLDC10 wrote:“There are no good reasons why the state should own an airline,” Norwegian Economics Minister Monica Maeland said on Thursday.
Translation: we are running a huge deficit and we need cash.
This will make SAS's transformation into a LCC more palatable. I can't believe they are charging for drinks and alcohol on long-haul SAS Go now.Jump to post
Anyone who regularly flies Etihad knows the appalling state of their ground services and customer support staff. Anyone in the Etihad Guset program could tell you this. But posters seem to think that everything on this airline is 5-stars because A380's and fancy first-class apartment cabins and beca...Jump to post
I'm not sure what's worse: airliners.net posters' reading comprehension of the original article, the poor Bangkok Post journalism, or the ICAO safety record of Thai Airways.Jump to post
CM can easily just turn CM into a LCC in the economy cabin. For a fleet of only 737s, there is absolutely no reason why this could not happen already.Jump to post
The fact that Ryanair manages to keep low fares yet fly to main hubs and major airports is the real threat to the legacy carriers. People will no longer overpay for economy on a legacy when its on-board product has been devalued to the point of a LCC and they are flying from the same gates and airpo...Jump to post
Glad the Jordanians are finally putting the airport to use, but the new airport on the Israeli side is going to be far, far busier.Jump to post
Vancouver (YVR) – Zhengzhou (CGO) Sichuan 8502 What the hell is Zhengzhou?? Why does this route exist? Zhengzhou is the capital of Henan province and has a metro area population of almost 10 million, much larger than any city in Canada.. So does Ahmedabad but that doesn't make these places any more...Jump to post
http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=osm-ebl EBL is Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan. OSM is Mosul, the de facto capital of ISIS. The airports are 44 miles apart. Lufthansa flies to EBL twice a week, and Austrian flies daily. Other major airlines include QR, RJ, TK, ME. Emirates and Etihad no longer fl...Jump to post
Please help me to understand your thoughts. What was "escalated" and by whom? Can you describe "role reversal" as you mean it? Catcalling -> booted off the flight = escalated Woman catcalling a male attendant = role reversal. Are you also going to start bringing up double standa...Jump to post
Another new route that came up this year was YVR FCO by air transit albeit only one-weekly and seasonal but apparently is coming back next summer. Unfortunately TK has seen better days and is in the middle of a cutting spree so I doubt they will fly to YVR any time soon. Too bad it's not all good n...Jump to post
Do they fly SAL-BOS? El Salvador seems to be their preferred hub for North America. No. I do not believe there is any significant traffic that would justify this route. Salvadorans are #3 in Hispanic Populations (excludes Brazilian) in Massachusetts and the route was served by TACA in the past. Top...Jump to post
AC flights between YYZ and IST is doing very well actually and I do not think that AC will terminate IST. I use these flights very often and loads are always high, in fact other than once (July this year due to political unrest in Turkey) I have never seen a flight other than full board on all thre...Jump to post
I understand ancillary revenue from fees and unbundling airfare products have led to cutting back airline meals. What I don't understand is why at least some airlines don't make an investment into food in economy class as a distinguishing feature. Instead, these days, it's all the same awful product...Jump to post
BA continues to have First class on most of their wide body aircraft. While many airlines are going with 1-2-1 business the trade off is those airlines have no first class sections, or restrict it to certain aircraft. My standard for business class is lie flat seat and aisle access. The BA business...Jump to post
If they want to focus on long-haul connecting traffic then they'd better start fixing their sad excuse of a lounge for oneworld at DUS and the "waiting areas" at TXL.Jump to post
Not so sure it's a good idea. Low-cost traffic from Indonesia will fly Malaysia and Air Asia X via KUL. Corporate traffic will just continue to fly GA. And GA is a very good carrier. You're clearly not aware just how big the population of Indonesian-wealthy are! And just like the wealthy in other p...Jump to post
Presumably this is to fight QF/EK's growing presence in the UK. Does this mean that BA will no longer use SIN as their transit hub enroute to Australia?Jump to post
Very interesting, now that Garuda is getting bigger and stronger they decide to start this flight, looks like they are feeling that GA is becoming a real competitor and they need to start fighting them more. If they do codeshare with VA it will be good, otherwise it'll only rely basically in O&...Jump to post