Too early (just) to call it a shortage crisis - but the preponderance of evidence builds. STCs comments “150 short”, cancelled flights, frequency increases deferred etc But the latest news this week is that the dedicated cargo pilots have been told that they will now fly Pax flights on their standby...Jump to post
I still don't understand how they can keep a fleet of 200+ aircraft.... 2/3 of worlds population lives within 8 hours of Dubai. Bangladesh and Pakistan combined have roughly the same pop of US. There are cities that people barely know of that have 1m plus population. Airline pax growth is doubling ...Jump to post
Lightsaber - I enjoy reading your posts but you mentioned earlier that EK 777 pilots are being transferred to 380 - source? Re pilotless airplanes, the first airline in the US to try will be shut down by the unions. There is a nuclear battle plan in motion to defend against this, believe me ALPA &am...Jump to post
I could see them failing. What is the one thing that every traveler cares more about that anything else? Safety. What if there were a series of targeted attacks against the ME3? Confidence would be destroyed, and as they are mostly transit locations... people can always transit through another loca...Jump to post
NCE-BNE, DUB-ADL, NCL-PER......I could name hundreds of parings between East & West, North and South - that will ensure a midd-ish point connector will always be relevant. Iterations will be tweaked but to answer your question...No they will continue to be relevant for the foreseeable future. It...Jump to post
No cancellations on the day per se....but the thread leads me to believe that this could be the factor on reductions. They would sooner reduce existing than cancel a launch due PR sensitivities. Pax load factor and revenue load factor (cargo, premium etc) are two different things. Total Yield Factor...Jump to post
It wouldn't surprise me in the least if they're pulling back. Dumping dirt-cheap fares to shuttle 500 seats back and forth to a tourist trap in the middle of the desert is not a sustainable strategy, no matter what the legions of EK fanboys will tell you. It's all got to come crashing down sometime...Jump to post
The bookings over this four day period ar e very strong both ways. Oversold in Y some cases It's Easter school vacation all over Europe and other parts of the World. Pretty easy to sell tickets this time of the year. There's a reason why the "Summer schedule" started this week for many ai...Jump to post
Don’t rule out pilot shortage. This is something their PR Dept would never admit to but it’s a significant issue that keeps getting worse.Jump to post
I would like to suggest something. EK's flights to USA are mostly filled with pax from South East Asia and India. So increase in seats to US means increasing seats to the other part of the world also. EK has to consider both of them. Recently their seat allotment to India has been increased so that...Jump to post
Gaining traction in more mainstream media.
https://www.businesstraveller.com/busin ... xico-city/
So is that the tweaked version?Jump to post
BOS A380 will me the next major US announcementJump to post
Writing this from a comfortable Business Class seat on board AA 777-200ER. Which about sums up what is good about them: the seats in J class, and WiFi. Whilst not all ME3 planes have 1-2-1 configuration in J (EK 777, QR A330s and B777s in old config) most do (EK 380s, QR 787 and A380 and A350, all ...Jump to post
What I seem to have missed, is why are there changing the config in the first place? Why not keep it seven abreast? ... the new 77W are still coming with seven abreast, so it makes no sense! six abreast is dreadful use of 77L real estate.... Don't think it's a crewing issue... Yes, agree very puzzl...Jump to post
One day a US3 next gen CEO will wake up and realize the advantages of a first mover play with an EK codeshare. And then layoff how many of their US citizen employees? Qantas seems to have done very well since its partnership with EK.... Which contributed to them ordering Boeing 787s which supports ...Jump to post
kaitakfan wrote:worldranger wrote:One day a US3 next gen CEO will wake up and realize the advantages of a first mover play with an EK codeshare.
And then layoff how many of their US citizen employees?
One day a US3 next gen CEO will wake up and realize the advantages of a first mover play with an EK codeshare.Jump to post
Too dark in adverse light apparently.
https://www.businesstraveller.com/busin ... ree-weeks/
Not a great ad for their branding research group.
Norwegian and LCLH in general are not in danger now - its when the next inevitable global downturn takes place. Those with debt and razor thin margins will be on thin ice.Jump to post
The bank analogy is completely flawed because there is no lack of service as a result of that regulation. There are dozens of one stop destinations being denied to the consumer because of the Bi-lats If Canadians had to drive 30km to the nearest ATM to protect one Canadian bank - then it would chan...Jump to post
The dynamics of dedicate Freighter are quite different and takes a lot of manueving with crews and empty inbound aircraft. They are better served in the freight heavy routes - HKG, NBO, AMS etc So a once weekly 777F would provide 110t of cargo ex AKL but a daily pax covers the cost of getting in out...Jump to post
Making the Canadian consumer suffer for the interests of one company is wrong, regardless of govt subsidies (alleged in EKs case). In fact protecting AC is a subsidy Alliance code share partners of AC are subsidized I wonder has anyone done the analysis of how many city pairs would open up with one ...Jump to post
Clearly, if cargo was their sole ambition they would have gone through CGK or any number of other Asian ports that would generate more cargo demand. You are missing the point made by multiple posts above - it’s NZ cargo heading to ME and beyond that cannot be carried on an A380 or 777 direct due pa...Jump to post
Most of the LIS cargo is trucked in from OPO - EK team have visited the OPO airport and they see potential there with the northern Galician market also.Jump to post
DPS will be seasonal 3x day until 28/10/18 then 2x for winter scheduleJump to post
I'm guessing that they didn't think they could fill a second A380, so they went with a 777, which needed a stop enroute (or could the 777 300 make the leg DXB AKL nonstop?) I'm wonder if they mostly expect to fill it with DPS - DXB - XXX traffic, with the AKL traffic boosting it, or if most of the ...Jump to post
The depreciation is offset against taxes, is it not? And thus accounting gymnastics are used primarily for this reason rather than reality. It’s up to the taxing State - to determine how much depreciation can be used. Correct me if I’m wrong? I believe this credit can be carried forward to profitab...Jump to post
Do EK have any code share partners flying to Asia out of DPS?Jump to post
Prediction: Amazon will buy Atlas &/or ATI and will also become a point to point package shipping Co. along with everything else.
Maybe not now, but somewhere down the road. UPS/FDX watch out
I used to fly the 744F - and for the long haul, it had the most comfortable crew rest of all the Jumbos I flew (744SF, 744C, 744Px). The crew rest was at rear of hump, both pilots had their own private stand up mini-room on left and right. Fwd of the hump was galley & WC. we also had 8 First Cla...Jump to post
Its not about being state owned, or receiving state subsidies. Its about receiving state subsidies WHILE being apart of the Open Skies trade agreements with the US. That is the complaint, about violation of Open Skies. —- Off the top of my head - the following countries have open skies agreements w...Jump to post
turk223 wrote:I really wonder if BOG will ever be added to EK's network.
US3 will have to upgrade their service & have arabic speaking FAs.. Um.,Delta has Arabic-speaking FAs..they have had them for a long time now...since the first round of service to CAI and DXB back in the 90s. It’s also funny how you choose to ignore the aspects where the ME3 are worse than othe...Jump to post
I understand plenty of people around the world are sick of the USA and our hypocritical ways. But I was just stating my opinion. At best I added a little spice to this conversation. At worst many people think I am the ignorant ugly American. Funny how well I fare with locals around the world. Best ...Jump to post
Your ignorance is embarrassing. You haven’t even been to Dubai - reviewing a book you’ve never read. It’s actually a great place to raise kids, very safe & assuming kids are in one of the better schools - excellent education. Whenever friends visit, they leave completely won over as they get to...Jump to post
Everyone knows that EK has better everything than UA ;) But if you are a US citizen living in a UA hub chances are flying UA will be a more realistic option. Especially if you fly a lot. If you have GS and Global Entry and TSA Pre-check then you can arrive 20 minutes before departure at EWR and sti...Jump to post
EK has fantastic product in economy compare to the US3. One best IFE in the industry, food not bad, actually good amount, and slightly better legroom. DXB not bad airport to wander around for couple hours. EK business class sucks, 2-3-2 unless your in the A380. The lounges in DXB aren't bad. If you...Jump to post