I think Boeing will make a better long range product, but Airbus will make a better short range product. We have seen this already, the B757/767 are much better for long range routes, however, the 310/300 are more suited for short range high density routes.Jump to post
It is no surprise to me that the Sonic Cruiser is not going ahead. I think the problem with it is that it is not fast enough. I think airlines would probably charge you more to fly on it, but on a flight to NY from London, for example, it will save only one hour. I think what is needed is an aircraf...Jump to post
I think it will. I think this based on the following basis: Europe-North America routes do not need such as huge capacity as airlines are happy with operating 330/340/767/777/744 aircraft at a higher frequency(which is better for business). The following services also cannot sustain such a huge capa...Jump to post
LHR, FRA and CDG will be the main hubs because BA, LH and AF are are substantial businesses and thus can maintain a decent hub. MAD may also be a large European hub because of it's connections to South America, and possibly Vienna to an extent because of it's operations to the CIS, and perhaps Amste...Jump to post
Sao Paulo (GRU). I hate this airport. It is extremely dated and not very clean. Also I found the staff were slow.
Dubai is another airport with cretins for staff. I found that the airport is amazing, but the immigration staff seem to think that they are on holiday and thus work very slowly.
I complain a lot about poor services on airlines and in shops and restaurants..etc. However, when I do feel that a complaint is necessary then I do it quietly rather than trying to start a riot. I feel that a complaint is a personal thing. YOU have had a problem- not everyone- and thus your complain...Jump to post
LHR-Coming over London
HKG-The new airport is just as fun to come into
SFO-Coming over Golden Gate Bridge
I think most airports are fun to arrive at on the final approach
Contrary to most people, I love fligths that leave in the small hours 2300-->0300. Whenever I come home from Dubai the flight departs at 0115 (or something like that) I hate morning flights that leave at 0500-->0700 because it means I havet o get up early. With flights that depart in the middle of t...Jump to post
Does anyone know what British Airways' boarding music is?
p.s. If no one here knows you could always e-mail Delta and ask.
Ruperto Airlines Hub: Buenos Aires (EZE) Fleet: 10x B717-200 (5 more to be delivered when economy improves) 05x B747-400 (2 more to be delivered when economy improves +3 options) 05x B767-200ER (To be delivered when economy improves) Routes from EZE: MAD Daily (744) LON 2 per week via MAD (744) FCO ...Jump to post
Most of BA's 744s have PTVs now (there are probably just a couple that have not been upgraded yet)-but I am sure on prime routes to the US all of the seats have PTVs. But who cares about the TV-just take a Bill Bryson book with you to pass away the hours. I think the upgrade to World Traveller plus ...Jump to post
Yesterday I was looking at some pictures of aircraft at GRU airport, Sao Paulo, Brasil. One of them was of a MEA B747-200 and the caption underneath suggested that the aircraft was on a regular service from Beirut to Sao Paulo. Could anyone give any information on this service? Perhaps why it was op...Jump to post
I can only properly sleep on seats that fold out into a bed. As said before BA first class seats are wonderful. Last November I did LHR-JFK return in First and after some champagne, pasta and dessert I feel straight asleep. However, I find that I did not get a good nights sleep in Economy or BA's ol...Jump to post
BA give out watchmans on board their aircraft. They are similar to DVD walkman things, however they play videos instead.Jump to post
You forgot to mention that BA use 744s to;
Dar Es Salaam
Lusaka (I think)
Also, routes to Manila and Taipai have been suspended.
LGW-DPS (GA 744 twice weekly-in addition to the 6 to Jakarta)
LGW-MNL (PR 744)
LGW-GIG/GRU (RG MD11/B777-200)
I was in Dubai just before Christmas, and the roof top swimming pool of my hotel is just under the approach path for DXB. Anyway, I arrived at the roof top put my belongings down and all of a sudden a Sibir Tu-204 fly overhead. I did not have a chance to get my camera out. It annoyed me because it w...Jump to post
Manni, I completely agree with you. "What a ridiculous reply. Why would anyone want to change South Korea for Canada or even worse the US. You are probaply one who thinks that North America is the only civilized country in the world, right? Have you ever been in South Korea? I have been in the US, C...Jump to post