I learnt, flight carrying British nationals from Wuhan is supposed to land in Brize Norton, Oxford which is RAF base and then pax to be transported to former NHS staff accommodation in North West of England. https://www.itv.com/news/granada/2020-01-30/coronavirus-passengers-to-be-quarantined-in-nort...Jump to post
Did Delta cancel any flights to China or business as usual? Last I seen, they are limiting flights only to Beijing and Shanghai ! I don't understand, if this nasty virus is spreading across the China why risk crew, American nationals and ROW people by continuing flights???? I know some people might...Jump to post
Any word on what plane bringing British people back in the UK? and where are they landing and quarantined? I am surprised to see a post calling this is overblown and also some people worried about airline business ! Situation could go worst if not taken proper precautions....glad BA has suspended th...Jump to post
Regardless of age, they would have to demonztrate their continued competence of situations like this in a simulator every 6 months (at least we do in the UK). Regarding the comment about it being confusing with different pilots talking to ATC that's exactly how this situation should play out. If th...Jump to post
A 777 Captain makes around 300 grand a year. He better damn well know what to do and how to do it. Dumping fuel that low and over populated areas scream, "I'm over my head!" Maybe Delta's hiring practices need reevaluating? Or maybe an evaluation of raising the mandatory retirement age to...Jump to post
Is it distant possibility that military could have requested a curfew for some reason for a short window due some intel or threat and despite of that because of some sort of miscommunication ATC still allowed this flight to take off? Military then could have been under stress assuming this is enemy...Jump to post
Has there been any reports of funerals or repatriation of remains. Any news on how many passengers and crew that have been identified? The normal Islamic custom would be for a burial within 24 hrs. I take knowing the nature of this accident, there could be extensive postmortem? which could take a w...Jump to post
Is it distant possibility that military could have requested a curfew for some reason for a short window due some intel or threat and despite of that because of some sort of miscommunication ATC still allowed this flight to take off? Military then could have been under stress assuming this is enemy ...Jump to post
It's baffling some most of the EK flights avoiding Iranian space but flight to Stockholm and Moscow went over Iranian space. Agreed. EK212 (IAH-DXB on a 380) just flew above eastern Iraq skirting Iranian airspace, BUT the sister flight, EK211, continued its trait of overflying Iran just a few hours...Jump to post
May sound daft question but are NTSB not allowed to take part in this investigation as Boeing being American company? I mean does NTSB have legal authority to be involved in investigation? Thanks. With what’s about to go down, there is zero chance the NTSB even if invited by the Iranians would be a...Jump to post
May sound daft question but are NTSB not allowed to take part in this investigation as Boeing being American company? I mean does NTSB have legal authority to be involved in investigation? Thanks. In most any other circumstance they would be invited to join the investigation since it's a US built a...Jump to post
It's baffling some most of the EK flights avoiding Iranian space but flight to Stockholm and Moscow went over Iranian space.Jump to post
Looks like EK flights departing DXB/DWC avoiding Iranian air space. Just checked EK cargo flight to LHR departing DXB and going northerly over Iraq instead of Iran. EK162 to DUB might follow the same path...SIN-LHR SQ avoided Iranian space so as Etihad flight to LHR.Jump to post
BA has 3 daily LHR-DXB and 1 Daily LHR-AUH LHR-DXB BA 777 is usually G-VII* series which has refurb cabin...however, their refurb cabin are still ancient compared to other carrier....if I am traveling DXB, I would always prefer EK or even EY and then a taxi to Dubai ! that tells you how much I disli...Jump to post
Looks similar to AI livery imo.Jump to post
BA has one of the most outdated and bland cabin product on some of their 777s (G-YMM* series) and crazy thing is, the one with refurbished (G-VII*) is still behind at least 10 years compared to some of the other carriers out there !! I cannot believe how average their C and J class is including seat...Jump to post
Good TR as always ! You are full of praise about BA however, I had completely opposite, pathetic experience with them recently. I did 2 long hauls with them both were below avg. Robotic unfriendly crew, very poor customer service on board, avg food (on one leg, cabin crew girl didn't even know what ...Jump to post
So for those BA pilots who saying management earn more etc. is it not apple to orange comparison? Every department and their job roles are different, their responsibilities are different, their compensations, perk etc. are different? Does it not work like that in many other businesses? So I just don...Jump to post
Slightly off topic / basic question.. Why does EK not interested in codeshare with Indian carriers? I am aware EK serves many Indian cities (perhaps most number of Indians cities served by a Non Indian carrier?) but there are places like Pune, Lucknow, Bhopal, Goa, Jaipur with decent market capacity...Jump to post
Wings of that plane def need to show some water
I do not like those non adjustable screens, I found them on Delta too (is it common trend for US carriers?)....when person in front of you recline or if you recline, you don't get same picture quality..
Yes, I can imagine and understand it is very unprofessional and rude. I doubt giving any feedback to AI would be of any use...doubt they respond ! Let us know if you give any feedback and hear back from themJump to post
Great TR as usual....
Poor business class service may be because you were not full fare paying pax (just a wild guess) ! so it was like....it's fine to ignore ya....he is here because of some lucky dip anyway...lol. Sorry, I am honestly kidding...
Why Banks are trying to inject money into Jet / bail them out? 9W is a private company....with all due respect to their employees, company's failure is like any other business going bust....where does this stop? and why special treatment to Jet/NG? all those people paying taxes, their money is being...Jump to post
CVR and FDR both have been found... RIP to all perished in this tragic accident. https://edition.cnn.com/2019/03/10/africa/ethiopian-airlines-crash-boeing-max-8-intl/index.html Some details about Boeing MCAS system, explained in nice and easy way. https://theaircurrent.com/aviation-safety/what-is-th...Jump to post
Yep, arm rest does looks thin. There will be constant fight between stranger neighbor passenger LOL. Also I think screen is way too big for Y seating arrangement... there should be a good ratio of distance. This is as good as you putting big 52'' 4K television in small 8ftx8ft box room. On other not...Jump to post
Genuine Q> How risky it would be to book any flights with them? thinking about 4-5 months from now ! Looking at the spate of cancellations, it would be risky to book flights with Jet until this crisis tides over. Social media is rife with complaints about not getting refunds or alternative arrangem...Jump to post
marcogr12 wrote:Couldnt traffic be diverted to STN,LTN,BRS,BHX which are closer instead of up north or Ireland?
Hi all, My friend was due a journey on BA199 last night (Friday 7th Sept) 21:30 hrs departure. He sent me a message stating that flight delayed because of broken down Air conditioning. He sent an update around 22:55 stating they still fixing it...and this morning I got a message that flight is delay...Jump to post
Good TR, EK usually have good consistent hard & soft product but unfortunately you had some bad experience....Did you write to customer service? I think would be worth sharing your experience....its very silly to refuse water request and serve one not other....Jump to post
Hi all, Sorry if this has already been covered in any other thread. Has anyone seen an interesting video captured from the drone? Video is about EK A380-800 taking off from Mauritius airport ! I am guessing it is captured at about 800-1000 feet. Internet has divided on this, some people think it's f...Jump to post
Any reason why they struggling on LHR-BOM-LHR route? I mean I am aware 9W and BA have 2 daily LHR-BOM flights but good few on BA fly onward to US, so any reason why BA route is still on demand but VS is not? VS has decent US network which is workable for BOM pax who are flying onward to US? I have b...Jump to post
Nice TR with fantastic pictures ! what app is that on your phone?
BawliBooch wrote:Baaah! Too much much-much over nothing!
No one can match Indian/Pakistani crew when it comes to bad behavior on layovers. NO ONE!
Your people need to go through 5 years of South Asian a*hole school to even begin to come close.
kogge wrote:some weeks after the JAL DC8 an Interflug IL18 (DM-STM) landed there as well, on 14.December 1972.
Could fly out later, whereas the DC8 had to be left behind.
Nice TR cricket. LH product does look better than BA (you seem to have flown BA a lot plus I have seen BA TRs hence comparison). However meal in the business class is nothing exceptional, it's missing wow factor. 3.5 med sized chicken stripes with sauce and some vegies...is that it? size and overall...Jump to post
[quote="zeke"][quote="Finn350"] If it happened as you stated and they declared an emergency before leaving BOM, why didn’t they go to PNQ (Pune), just 67 nm east of BOM, or AMD (Ahmedabad) 238 nm north from BOM, or GOI (Goa) that is 229 nm south of BOM. They elected instead to HY...Jump to post
Nice TR mate, you might as well change title to 'friendly skies with unfriendly crew'. That atrocious, unfriendly, rude and unprofessional behaviour by crew is totally unacceptable. I would have reported them straight to the Lead crew member and to the airline afterwards. Totally rubbish attitude an...Jump to post
Amazing....lovely aircraft and interiors. I saw some pictures earlier and Y cabin is complete surprise (nice surprise) for me...different colour than usual LH.Jump to post
Very tragic, RIP all who died the crash. Some pictures on daily mail are heart breaking. Especially the one showing kid's little play scooter in the shattered home. One of the kid had gone to school got back to see his house and possibly parents have been killed...what a traumaJump to post