I think they're starting off on LHR-MAD? Correct but nothing has been filed in there timetable. Assuming they will run from July to Sep? Not July. Delivery until 26th July. Then a few days for maintenance and IFE fit. Then Chateauroux training for just crew. Then MAD and other Euro/Domestic runs. L...Jump to post
Looking at this article, the author says that EasyJet has always been an Airbus operator. EasyJet started as a Boeing operator (737-300 and 737-700). The potential destinations which are mentioned are nice but a business case will determine if any of those routes are interesting, not just the range ...Jump to post
As mentioned already, KL does fly to MIA but seasonally. As to having a business case to MIA because of Latin America, where is that business case? AA is too dominant on that market with their big hub in MIA and AV also has a big presence their from MIA. What presence does the SkyTeam Alliance have ...Jump to post
The xLR will have 3800nm to 3900 nm of still air range: http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?R=3800nm%40hnl That is ORD, IAH, DFW, DTW to HNL. This opens up ORD to the EU. Wow does it open up CLT and PHL across the Atlantic. http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?R=3800nm%40clt Lightsaber Lightsaber, how do you make the...Jump to post
i would expect some order of the xlr from AY, SK, and why not TP and maybe even BT that could be positioned to be a small hub in the baltics. of course these orders can happen anytime during the year. TP will probably also get some A321XLR but probably it would be a new order or by a lessor i think...Jump to post
I think folks are under estimating how much range the xlr has. 4700 *nm*. To put this in perspective, New York to Hawaii is only 4300nm GC. It would probably struggle a bit westbound but east bound would be a breeze. ORD-HNL is no problem with a US3 config (ULCC config is a stretch). IAH-LHR is doa...Jump to post
Looking at the A321XLR specs (long range), will it be game changer because it can do long haul flights as a narrow body aircraft?
If this A380 heads back to LAX right after it dropped the passengers in MCO, how are these passengers going back to Australia? On another chartered airplane to LAX which is not QF?
I'm vey glad Caribbean Airlines finally will serve Curacao, I approached them years ago but the interest wasn't really there at the time. I read their CUR flights are timed for onward connections to several Caribbean destination such as BGI and also to JFK. I wish them all the best on their CUR entr...Jump to post
Those soccer charters can indeed be a niche market for the HiFly A380 besides the Hajj flights. Will HiFly also do Hajj flights or not? MH also offers their A380's for Hajj flight, meaning they are a competitor to HiFly? I don't know how these Hajj flights are arranged.
Reading all the above posts, the explanations still vary. Are the LH NEO's indeed used a lot on flights longer than 2.5 hrs and are there indeed issues with the crew union? Did LH not anticipate or could have seen these issues coming before receiving their NEO's? Will their NEO's eventually be used ...Jump to post
LAXintl, as always thank you very much for the information. Do you have the values/lease rates for the ERJ145, ATR42-500, CRJ200, 737-400, and MD90? A388 There couldn't possibly by lease rates for the MD-90. The sole operator is retiring the type. Effectively the aircraft are only worth scrap. Real...Jump to post
LAXintl, as always thank you very much for the information. Do you have the values/lease rates for the ERJ145, ATR42-500, CRJ200, 737-400, and MD90?
Guys, 350 per month would be 88 passengers per week. Doing a 2 times a week flight, that will be 44 passengers per flight. How can that be sustainable, taking into account high and low seasons and whether there will be more airlines serving that route? 350 in my opinion is no business case because 1...Jump to post
MIA? Keep dreaming. How exactly is it a dream when CX themselves said they want to fly to MIA. They just cannot figure out the aircraft situation. You make it sound like CX doesn't know what to do. Of course they know what to do. They know how their aircraft operate and how cost effective they fly....Jump to post
But if KLM has the 777-300ERs why do they need A350s? The 773 has got both the capacity and the range You could argue the same for AF, which has one of the largest 777-300ER fleets of the world. Ignoring commonality it makes more sense to allocate the higher capacity new planes at KL because they a...Jump to post
One. They don’t have slots Two. They don’t have any planes to fly it. Three. They are not an ETOPS qualified airline. One: you have a point, I agree. Those slots are (very) difficult to get but probably not impossible if they pay for them (heavily if they want to go to LHR). Two: They can change th...Jump to post
Seeing that Iceland is an island, wouldn't connecting passengers between Europe and the US and vice versa be the best option to tap into the larger markets instead of focussing on a smaller market to/from Iceland? Can two local airlines flying international exist side by side in Iceland?
Indeed AS has inherited the A321NEO from the Virgin America take over. I would love to see them also getting the A320NEO. Who knows.
First F70 for Curacao Starup JetAir Caribbean arrived at CUR yesterday: https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/5/1/0/5458015.jpg?v=v48303fce928 I know the acquisition costs on the Fokker70/100 must be cheap but what about maintenance? I have to imagine an ATR could do 90% of the routes they...Jump to post
At first glance there is no difference, but look carefully. The biggest differences are visible on the wings and legs of a horse and a lion. Their silhouettes are also slimmer. https://i.imgsafe.org/03/03f478fefc.jpeg Okay now I see it but again, it actually is exactly the same but just slimmer so ...Jump to post
Compare two images. You will find many differences between the original BA coat of arms and that on the tail of SP-BNLY. Does anyone know why BA changed it? https://media.gettyimages.com/photos/new-york-city-john-f-kennedy-airport-british-airways-picture-id528801696?s=2048x2048 https://i0.wp.com/th...Jump to post
The A359 could have the wings even in a standard version given how sparse the configuration is (F8J42Y216) on the B77L (EK's B77Ls are 3-4-3 with 33"/17" economy seats). I suspect that a similar configuration could be adapted for the A359---F8J42Y198 is something likely. The standard rang...Jump to post
I totally agree with you PotatoPappas. I was only referring to how this fantasy livery was made, not the fantasy livery itself. I want to do this too but haven't found a program yet to do this.
lostsound wrote:Just preparing y'all for the inevitable:
I did not see a topic on this yet, but if already exists please delete. Looks like a livery change of some sort for United Airlines coming soon. To be revealed sometime around April. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/united-plans-evolution-to-globe-livery-ceo-456444/ Some online are claimi...Jump to post
This Germania situation is still unclear to me. I read that a company would invest in them again but I still see their airplanes being repossessed. What is happening, will they close their doors indefinitely or will they restart again with this new company?
How sad this is. To my knowledge TP doesn't stop in CUR anymore. Maybe they have cancelled their flights to CCS indefinitely?
I assume you mean that the Air Europa crew lay over in Santo Domingo and not Punta Cana. Air Europa doesn't fly to Punta Cana but to Santo Domingo as far as I know.
I thought GA stopped flying to London. Do they fly to LHR or LGW? Does anyone have their flight schedule to London (days of operation and ETA/ETD)? As per this thread they use their 77W to London?
That a shame to hear they're finally going. I always used to enjoy watching these climb out of Heathrow. 2247194,2489106 Very nice pictures Steve. I hope to go airplane spotting at LHR this summer (July) to catch all the BA retrojets and all the other traffic of course. LHR is my favorite airport!!...Jump to post
I haven't seen this discussed here so far but the Dutch government also bought (more) shares in KL/AF because of the impact this has on Schiphol Airport too, knowing that KL is the most important player at Schiphol Airport. This is what the Dutch minister of Finance (Mr. Wopke Hoekstra) also said. I...Jump to post
Man I always look at these huge aircraft orders with huge eyes. That is a lot of money, really a lot. I know at the same time it is a long term investment in the aircraft fleet so it is money well spent of course (given that they can use so many aircraft in their foreseeable future of course but I h...Jump to post
Now when will the two remaining 747's be repainted? Is it true these two 747 will be phased out in November of this year already? Only the BOAC 747 will remain for the coming 4-5 years?
Wow, I didn't know MS ordered the 787, nice!!!! I'm guessing they will use it on flights to Europe too (LHR maybe)?
Did anybody else notice the 3rd one in the pic in adjacent building...... You'd think LH would have learned its lesson after the 748 debacle that they shouldn't take the first frame off the line... LH probably got a very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very,...Jump to post