For LH and ULR yes..
But even QF, where the 787 is the current poster child, has said it's unlikely to take up all its 787 options, and no longer sees the 787 family as the right replacement for domestic and short Asian 330 ops
Don’t forget QF wrote off all its problems with a near $3b loss. Had they not don’t this they wouldn’t be much better than VAs current numbers. QF went to the government for help. Virgin didn’t. They did it the hard way and limped through the tough times. And on a 10-20yr depreciation on assets. At...Jump to post
A lot of these suggestions are all about longer, further etc (And even the Boeing MOM is seemingly being pushed in that direction). I actually see the future becoming a split fleet for the 330 aircraft (reflecting comments that the 330ceo is reportedly cheaper to operate over shorter hops than the 3...Jump to post
Not saying that Borghetti hasn't succeeded in taking the brand upmarket, and I'll agree the 777 seat beats QFs 330 (albeit only just) and catering is very good, but at least on Perth routes VA are continually subbing in the much poorer 737s. QF also wins generally on domestic narrowbody catering, lo...Jump to post
I somewhat disagree with the comment about Virgin in Australia. The 'Virgin' brand has never really succeeded. And doesn't fit the push to take VA upmarket. Virgin Mobile is reportedly likely to be closed (now fully owned by Optus but was an MVNO). Virgin Money is tiny and we never had much of Music...Jump to post
panam330 wrote:Can't confirm other (oneworld) airlines, but AA will be moving to Daxing.
Possibly TPE may work. Even for JQ, I suspect the Chinese carriers have lower flight cost bases (maybe not with management overhead). And then you've got distribution which I believe is hard for all the foreign carriers in China, but probably harder for those with an LCC direct sale mindset. Similar...Jump to post
The yields are simply crap for QFs cost base. Much better to put a 330 on EastCoast-PER than China. I booked at a wks notice SYD-PVG,HGH-HKG-SYD on Qantas, CathayDragon,Qantas for A$650 (US$500). Hong Kong leg was purely to qualify for the 144-hr TWOV (saves $100+ in Visa Fees) and the Cathay leg fr...Jump to post
A worry that they can't make money even after the collapse of Mexicana.Jump to post
Big falcon and new lettering present on the first corner at the F1 Bahrain GPJump to post
Well done to HiFly and Doric. We'll be interesting to see who HiFly have behind them. I'd think a mix of holiday operators might work. Eg. June-Aug - Euro US holiday charters Sep-Oct - Hajj (timing differs every year though) Maybe April/May - Japan- Hawaii (best and popular time) But it doesn't real...Jump to post
T7 is the BA terminal. There are several airlines in the terminal, but the large name atop the building is BA. When UA was in the terminal, they had 6 gates. They also got their own sign, I guess, due to the amount of space they leased. No other airline before or since had their own sign on T7...un...Jump to post
concordeforever wrote:That WestJet rebranding vid is 12 months old Jump to postAnd this, also Westjet - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTUssmXKehw
zeke wrote:Always those rumours.I am hearing rumours of EK/EY becoming one airline. Both airlines with a lot of parked aircraft.
And with their continuation of non all aisle access business class, I'm not sure if their premium cabins are viewed as much chop these days either.
Their network however is excellent
Question: As someone just mentioned, it appeared to go out full tonight with 235 passengers. Does anyone think that after a year or so of running the route and having solid payload data, assuming it's favorable, they may end up increasing the number of seats on the plane by 5-10? You could only do ...Jump to post
Allowing majority foreign ownership of a US airline would happen before the US opens up to full cabotage. That, for example, is the route Australia took (except with NZ). To clarify, Australia allows majority (even 100% ownership) of domestic carriers. Examples include: Rex (a regional) - ASX liste...Jump to post
redroo wrote:Very surprised. I can't imagine they sold many (any) seats.
I'd also argue that flydubai is essentially EKs shorthaul operation (same owner though managed separately).
Although it's a fairly streamlined 737-800 operator, with MAX8, 9 and 10 on order
The part talking about the empty seats bugged me: Good chance those seats were blocked to allow the aircraft to fly that far Incorrect. They were blocked for the first flight only (Possibly to absolutely ensure a divert didn't happen, and possibly due to additional weight via media equipment etc) I...Jump to post
QF should have put 8 abreast in Y for this route. Westbound they re going to end up blocking seats anyway, so they might as well give the pax more comfort.
InnsbruckFlyer wrote:Two positioning in.Anyone know which 787 it'll be?
airbazar wrote:The aircraft is configured with 236 seats so if everyone decided to use the lounge, 141 seats isn't quite big enough IMO.
"Normally" airlines introduce a new livery on its flagship aircraft. Not so Qantas! Was introduced with the shiny new toy aka 787. Much like the A380 launched the 2007 livery. Once the PER-LHR hoopla is over I suspect focus will go back to the 380s in late 2018/2019 as they begin the refu...Jump to post
Also remember that MEL pax will also have the option to connect with QF1/2 at SIN, QF will up-gauge QF35/36 to A380, offering F all the way to LHR if pax want that option. QF2/36 works fine. But QF35/1 is about a 7-hr wait. QF37/1 is a better connection but only J in the 330s. Obviously MEL pax als...Jump to post
Well that was pretty obvious. QF are masters at making the most of any media opportunity (IE. Free advertising)Jump to post
cedarjet wrote:Guess we're lucky the plane doesn't have inflight Internet then. Jump to postI’m on the inaugural LHR PER and I promise not to post the whole 17h but updates and info for sure
How about we wait till it's actually specced.
But theoretically a twin-aisle aircraft that is super efficient on short haul and can achieve quick turnarounds (query if it can at non-aerobridge ports) should be attractive to LCCs
But all depends on how much Boeing compromises to meet other objectives
I don't mind the yellow missing on the tail - agree it looks classy, although preferred some of the larger designs without the circle.
But think they could have done more than a tiny yellow dot on the aircraft.
Why not a yellow door, or large square for example.
But it also is a question as to how confident QF is with the ULR aircraft.
If you can fly SYD/MEL-LHR/FRA/CDG/JFK direct
Do you need the PER hub and/or do you have too many 789s (if you go above 8) given QF have seemingly decided they are the wrong aircraft for domestic and medium hall Asian routes
qf002 wrote:QF has already scheduled their 787s for this year, if CDG happens then it won't be until the end of 2019 at the earliest.
CraigAnderson wrote:Not seen anything suggesting it, although after Late-March changes it's only PER-DPS. The Qantas lounge will reportedly remain open in T1 Jump to postCan anybody confirm if JQ international flights from PER will still be T1 or are they also moving to the new QF T3 'international wing'?
I'd say the Twitter poster just assumed paint.
Always needed to position one aircraft anyway. Could just swap OQD with I'd guess OQA or OQB (being oldest paint, highest hours I'd guess) into the paint shop without schedule disruption.
After 25-Mar will need to position to LHR or SIN for a swap.
Sure EK. But why would QF install Pilot Crew rests to these aircraft, just so they could fly them to destinations they already do? I’d suggest it’s more involved than “the current international schedule”.. Think it's more for passenger comfort. Obviously EBG/EBL need an upgrade, and plenty of compl...Jump to post
CraigAnderson wrote:Limited business demand.I'm surprised Qantas hasn't restarted KUL, to me that seems an obvious 'new' route within Asia.