Virgin Atlantics A340-600 Upper class, its only a 1-1-1 yet you get very minimal privacy and storage space. Its like flying inside a coffin.....Same goes for their 789. Terrible design IMO. To me, any airline that uses a similar layout needs a new design. VS Upper Class, even at 1-1-1 in the narrow...Jump to post
We'll have to see what happens, but it could be very successful. A lot of people want to go to Bali and if Garuda is the only airline offering direct flights they can charge a premium for it. But will this Bali flight's demographic be willing (or even interested) to pay a premium for a direct/nonst...Jump to post
For Saudia, the prayer area is actually a great use of space. There are people I can think of who would only fly Saudia (and no other airline) just for this reason. Etihad advertises (on the seat maps on their website) the area around the exits as prayer areas. It is useful but it is not the most c...Jump to post
For Saudia, the prayer area is actually a great use of space. There are people I can think of who would only fly Saudia (and no other airline) just for this reason. Etihad advertises (on the seat maps on their website) the area around the exits as prayer areas. It is useful but it is not the most co...Jump to post
KE Apex Suite J on their 77W and 748. These aircraft (especially the 748) can comfortably fit 2-3-2 across but KE does 2-2-2. In some instances they can get 20% more (10 vs 12) seats in the middle column of seats but stick with this inefficient layout. JL abandoned the Apex because it is already a w...Jump to post
With no intention to derail this thread but asking out of interest, what is the minimum ETOPS required for MEL/SYD-JNB/CPT?Jump to post
Will mid-cabin lavs be possible with the ACF A321LR?
AA has a lav for J aft of the no. 2 door according to the seat map provided by Keesje.
Are Lingus plans to use the Vantage Solo seat according to articles I have read - the Vantage Solo seat having been designed by Thomson specifically for NB aircraft. This seat is particularly interesting because it is a 1-1 direct aisle-access seat design with a seat pitch from 33-inches! I assume ...Jump to post
Hello everyone. According to articles I have read, Arkia of Israel received the first A321LR in the fourth quarter of last year (2018). Their configuration is 220 seats in one class. This is one current airline example. https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2018/11/arkia-israeli-airlines...Jump to post
The procurement and finance team who would be the ones advocating to save money and buy the lower MTOW versions back in 2014 based on their predictions for where DL would fly the A350s aren’t the same people who are dispatching the plane and having to deal with the cargo division when high yielding...Jump to post
I suppose as Iberia has a livery which could be applied to the rest of the group, if IAG wanted to they could align the livery whilst retaining the individual brands (and possibly revisiting flavours of old favourites....). Very crude ideas below. Although not part of the group, Finnair looks very ...Jump to post
Hi everyone. QF64 just landed back in JNB after taking a u-turn around 500km over the South Eastern coast of SA. Anyone know why? There are thunderstorms over a lot of central and East South Africa right now. This weather, according to SIGMETs on skyvector.com, extends off the South East coast of SA...Jump to post
I have found the answer to my own question:
http://maldives.net.mv/26792/south-afri ... -november/
Mods can delete or leave as is for anyone curious about the same thing...
Hello all. I noticed on FR24 this evening, SA2970 operating JNB-Gan Island with an A332 (reg. ZS-SXX). It just left. I noticed it has done a couple of these flights earlier this month but paired with DAR and/or MRU as well. Does anyone know why? Special charter for travel agent or something similar?...Jump to post
There are just as many Airbus fanboys and both parties are annoying AF... (and I don't mean Air France)Jump to post
GE has begun second round of testing for GE9X engines, expected to finish sometime in the first quarter of 2019 https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ge-begins-second-round-of-ge9x-flight-testing-454327/?cmpid=SOC|Twitter|Flightglobal|sf204122096|sf204122096&sfid=701w0000000uP3H#sf20412209...Jump to post
Okie wrote:MoKa777 wrote:What does HNWI stand for?
If you have to ask then you can not afford it.
The death of F continuesJump to post
IIRC, she went from house wife to HNWI in five years! GF What does HNWI stand for? Presumably High-Net-Worth-Individual. Although she was hardly a housewife before the divorce. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-hamm-divorce-wife/epic-divorce-of-u-s-oil-baron-may-end-after-ex-wife-deposits-check-id...Jump to post
I have a friend that recently jumped from flying First Class as main Business transport and a Cirrus as a leisure plane, to a Citation Mustang as the Business tool while keeping the Cirrus as a fun hop. Cost wise it doesn’t make any sense. He runs on the fixed maintenance programme and the cost is ...Jump to post
How long do they plan to keep the A332? Given how much these updates must cost, I assume it will be quite a while. Any specific reason why they wouldn't just re-upholster the AirBerlin J seat..? The four Airbus A330-200s with Virgin Atlantic are on four year leases. Apparently the refurbishment cos...Jump to post
How long do they plan to keep the A332?
Given how much these updates must cost, I assume it will be quite a while.
Any specific reason why they wouldn't just re-upholster the AirBerlin J seat..?
No, there is no Indian carrier flying to Turkey at the moment. An Indian carrier can still utilize 14 weekly frequencies to Turkey. Only Turkish airlines are utilizing the quota fully. So If an Indian carrier flies to turkey then it means Turkish would have to decrease its frequencies? If that happ...Jump to post
Kuwait Airways announces that as of Sunday 02/12/2018 all flights that depart from or arrive at Kuwait (except for the New York flights) shall be operated from Passenger Building 4 (T4). Why is the JFK flight excluded? Emirates has taken delivery of its last B777-300ER, A6-EQP. This brings the tota...Jump to post
This is wonderful news. For many decades, European carriers profited off of African routes. Then the ME3 came and, for the last decade or two, have done the same thing. Great to see a local African carrier becoming a force to be reckoned with on its home turf. I have also experienced both EK and ET ...Jump to post
I have to wonder why VS and MU don't grow closer together. I always saw PVG as the most premium market. Now, VS does codeshare with CA out of PVG, but that's MU's (and subsidiary FM's) home base and I feel that MU and FM would be better codeshare partners out of Shanghai. Remember, Beijing is China...Jump to post
And how does it work with the 4-class 772? Who sits where? Do they allow people to sit in First? Sometimes First will be opened. Depending on demand. It's sold as Club Europe overflow, you can sometimes pick an F seat if you get a 4 class B777 and you have high enough status. FIRST is not sold as s...Jump to post
The 777 to Madrid is purely for cargo purposes - a 4-class -200 is usually used and has fewer seats than a shorthaul A321. The 767s with 259 seats are being replaced with 321NEOs with 220 seats - not a huge decrease in capacity though cargo capacity will obviously decrease. I’m sure BA knows what i...Jump to post
JNB and CPT are quite long and currently operated by the A333. Both of these flights could be changed to 789/A359. JNB-IST is close to 10 hours long and from a "high" airport. CPT-IST is 11 hours long. Does anyone know how TK plans to configure these aircraft? The configuration could give ...Jump to post
Will it be possible to add the A350-1000 to the graph with what is known about its performance so far..? As I explained up in the thread the A350 data is all digital, there is no performance books for it, to get the data out I have to use the onboard performance software. The version I have is the ...Jump to post
Nomadd wrote:and the few remaining members of species that are near extinction because idiots think they're the key to bigger wangs.
In truth this Y+ business is really a red herring.Of course they can do it as (relative to others) they have low load factors (circa low 70%'s).And spacing out existing seats costs nothing. The real elephant in the room is the 2016 losses ($1.87 billion) and 2017 (1.52 billion) not million - billio...Jump to post
What you do not realise is I sent my spreadsheets to the thepinkmachine and oldaeroguy by PM. I didn’t publish that data in this thread, just the graphs from the resulting information. The manufacturers data includes data points beyond MTOW which is why the A330 data is like that. I since added dyn...Jump to post
I think the Apex suites (possibly with doors) may be the next evolution for club world. It still fits relatively high number of seats at 2-2-2 or 2-3-2 while maintaining the cubby-free length of the bed along with adding all isle access. Storage space won't improve much though. I have found the art...Jump to post
I think the Apex suites (possibly with doors) may be the next evolution for club world. It still fits relatively high number of seats at 2-2-2 or 2-3-2 while maintaining the cubby-free length of the bed along with adding all isle access. Storage space won't improve much though. I believe the Apex S...Jump to post