Why not? Airlines need to use the proper planes that can seat the right amount of passengers on certain routes. It would be a bad move if UA flew all 777's on EWR-LHR, because they would fly too many seats for the market and they would lose a bit of money. Using a 752 or 763 is not bad if it is the ...Jump to post
KE did serve the ICN-MUC route many years ago, but it got cut probaly because it didn't perform well. LH does pretty well on MUC-ICN anyways. This will most likely be the only time you will see KE at MUC again, but I think it would be better if OZ flew ICN-MUC instead considering MUC is a Star Allia...Jump to post
Why not? If BA performs well in CPT and they can't add extra flights from LHR, at least they can offer extra flights from LGW. Another example is LAS. BA will be re-adding the LGW-LAS route. Maybe they wanna add more flights from LHR, but they can't so they do it from LGW instead. This also shows ho...Jump to post
YVR is growing passenger numbers pretty well, and quite a few airlines launched service there last year. HU will also be launching YVR this year as well, so that will also bring a little bit of growth to Asia. I'm not trying to go off topic, but when are passenger numbers published for the worlds bu...Jump to post
I think there is an possibly PEK could overtake ATL in the future. Keep in mind that Beijing is getting a second airport, so with SkyTeam airlines moving to the new airport PEK will no doubt handle a lot less passengers in the future. Star Alliance and other airlines will still stay at PEK, but pass...Jump to post
So they just wanna throw away SN and turn it into EW?
Also, LH has the right to fire the SN CEO just because they want the brand to turn into EW? That's brutal and rather sad to hear.
I'm sure that ICN-Barcelona is an fast growing market. KE flies five times a week and OZ will fly 4 times a week later on this year, so capacity on the route will increase. Quite weird to see both OZ and KE serve BCN, but the demand must be pretty high.Jump to post
I think I read somewhere that FRA, MUC, and PER were the only profitable destinations for SA outside of Africa. That means JFK, IAD, GRU, LHR, and HKG are loss making I assume. FRA and MUC must perform pretty well, considering that they are both Star Alliance hubs and that there are many onward conn...Jump to post
I don't see anyway LY will serve YUL. Both AC and TS fly the route, and an third airline seems like too much capacity for the market. I don't think PHL will happen, but maybe IAD and ORD could be a possibility. I think that a TLV-GRU-EZE flight could work well, and be profitable with the 787 (compar...Jump to post
What would happen if there was ever an emergency with the aircraft flying over Antarctica? That would be pretty scary.
But still, I would love to fly over Antarctica at one point in my life. Seems like a once in a lifetime experience.
I really don't think that Saudi Arabia would really allow AI to fly DEL-TLV over there airspace. Other countries such as the UAE, Iran, Pakistan, etc would not give permission because they don't recognize Israel and won't allow a flight from that country to fly over there airspace. I have to see som...Jump to post
Did QR launch DOH-GIG-SCL? It was supposed to be launched yesterday but I don't see anything about it. What happened to it?Jump to post
Pretty amazing to see the amount of African carriers serving CAN. EgyptAir, Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways, Air Mauritius, and Air Madagascar I believe all serve can, for a total of 5. Along with that, China Southern also serves CAN-NBO alongside Kenya Airways. So the CAN-Africa market is no doub...Jump to post
The 767-300 is no doubt still an good airplane, and many airlines have second hand or older models of them. Air Astana has some newer ones, while Icelandair will also get some as well (which will be used to fly to SFO I believe). So they still have a lot of life left in them. But otherwise, what is ...Jump to post
Too much competition on Canada-Hawaii routes from AC and WS. TS doesn't need to serve the market. I don't think TS has any plans to serve Australia or New Zealand, because the market is already served. YVR is operated by AC and QF, BNE on AC, and MEL on AC as well. NZ serves AKL from YVR and no othe...Jump to post
I think it would be pretty nice to see EK fly DXB-ATL, but I don't think it will happen just yet.Jump to post
There is still a decent amount of Star Alliance airlines serving EWR, and they will not go away. AC, CA, AI, OS, AV, ET, LO, LH, SK, LX, and TP all serve EWR. However, there are some Star Alliance airlines that serve JFK. OZ and BR are some examples. New York is a very popular destination and they c...Jump to post
YVR-MEL will also be flown year round soon, as well.
AC has been doing well with YVR expansion. FRA, CDG, ZRH, BNE, MEL, and DEL just to name a few.
This is getting way out of hand. If you have to bring a service dog onboard, it always should be allowed because they serve a purpose for people who have them. Don't bring something to exotic.Jump to post
El Al actually just published TLV-SFO officially, it's on airline route. Starting December 2018, 3 times a week.
https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... -dec-2018/
This was bound to happen at some point. Emirates will no doubt do well on non-stop DXB-EWR flights. I wonder why it took so long for the ME3 to serve EWR. EY and QR don't serve EWR, but if they did I'm sure it would be successful for them. EK will also do well on the route. Also, did QR serve EWR in...Jump to post
Beside YYZ-TLV being served 10 weekly and YUL-TLV being seasonal, I see nothing else but YUL being expanded in the future.
Who knows, maybe YVR-TLV could happen possibly. But besides YUL and YYZ, no other destination in Canada seems in demand from TLV.
It's really hard to enforce rules when it comes to cell phones being off. Passengers will use them anyway and sometimes it will go unnoticed, simple as that. I might not know everything on China-Taiwan issues, but if they could just get along and solve there issues everything would be easier. If BR ...Jump to post
I don't think an aircraft's livery matters that much. I'm sure most customers don't care about it, and care more about how the onboard experience is instead.Jump to post
Airlines change prices of there flights from time to time. Even if you are on Google Flights, you may get a warning on a certain flight that prices may increase. So it's not a secret or anything like that, it's what airlines just do.Jump to post
Shenzhen is no doubt a big market, as well as having millions of people living around the area. So there is demand to long haul markets, but no airline other than HU and CA have actually launched them and tried it.Jump to post
I'm sure that BA's A318 has extra fuel tanks onboard to fly farther, even though it makes a stop at SNN. Privitair 737's used by KL, LH, and SK were able to carry extra fuel to fly farther, yet operated from longer runways that LCY doesn't have. Maybe the C-Series could fly LCY-JFK direct. If not, a...Jump to post
Some airlines need to keep seatback contents (such as safety instructions) because there is no in flight entertainment system and passengers need access to it. As well, not every airline has inflight entertainment either by choice or because the plane is too small. But if airlines with inflight ente...Jump to post
I might not be able to answer the question, but it must be doing well if it is still being operated. I also don't understand how Shenzhen can handle an flight to North America, considering how close they are to CAN and HKG. The local market between Seattle and Shenzhen must be rather small I assume....Jump to post
SFO-LHR is no doubt an popular route for United. LHR is not an Star Alliance hub, but the London market itself is very big market for a lot of airlines to fly to. UA also flies to LHR from every other hub they have as well. Besides CDG being an service resumption, FRA, MUC, and ZRH are flown because...Jump to post
This would for sure save a lot of fuel and money for airlines if it was able to be used everywhere. Even saving a bit of fuel on the most efficient airplanes helps a lot.Jump to post
So if I'm correct, BA flies the A380 to MIA, SFO, LAX, JNB and HKG?
Still, another good boost for the program. I'm sure there are a couple of other routes the A380 could add capacity for BA considering how busy LHR is.
Nice to see that the 789 is allowing for routes like IAH-SYD to be launched. Hopefully it works out well and lasts. IAH also has service to all six continents which is also an added bonus. Sorry if this sounds like a dumb question, but is Indonesia considered to be part of the Australian continent? ...Jump to post
If it was possible, an even better solution would be to build a new parallel runway at SFO that is way farther away from the other so that they aren't as close together. But that would never happen. If it did, no more incidents like this would ever happen again.Jump to post
Another A380 order would for sure keep production around for a little bit longer.
But still, besides EK no airline needs or wants the A380 as much as they do. There basically keeping A380 production alive.
What airlines don't charge baggage fee's? Otherwise, baggage fee's are still pretty stupid regardless. He was simply doing something to avoid paying them. I believe Air Canada charges $25 a bag, meaning $50 for two for one way. Both ways it adds up to $100. Pretty expensive waste of money when you h...Jump to post
LUX has a long enough runway to handle widebodies (considering it handles big cargo airplanes everyday) but can they handle passenger widebodies at it's gates and taxiways? There is no way an passenger A380, A340, or 747 could be handled, but maybe a 767 or an A330 could be handled at it's gates jus...Jump to post
What is the long term plan for the A380 at EK? Replace older A380 models now with new ones, and order new A380's in the future to replace the entire fleet? Or will the new generation aircraft EK orders replace the A380 in the long term?Jump to post
There is no doubt that the YUL-CDG market is huge on AC, AF, and TS. YUL-ORY is operated by LEVEL and other airlines as well. I would say that AF most likely handles most of the connections on the route. AC, TS, and LEVEL are not serving the connection market, just passengers between YUL and Paris. ...Jump to post
CLT has had gains and losses from US and AA. US used to serve LGW, but now they have 14 weekly flights to LHR. Out of the four Europe routes that were launched and then cut (MAN, BRU, and LIS) BCN is still operated which is good. FRA was cut from 14 weekly to seven weekly (US also made PHL-FRA seaso...Jump to post