I am sure many question the legality of Delta's COVID vaccine requirements, etc (spoiler, it is legal). What I did not know and found out today is that employers have had similar hiring practices but regarding nicotine for decades now. Alaska Airlines has had a nicotine free hiring policy since 1985...Jump to post
Looks like Delta is getting serious about the vaccine. Brings a real number to what unvaccinated people cost companies. Delta Air Lines will charge employees on the company health plan $200 a month if they fail to get vaccinated against COVID-19, a policy the airline's top executive says is necessa...Jump to post
Eastern has canceled for 2 months ASU-MIA-ASU. Oficial statement: They need the aircrafts for Afghanistan flights. Just assuming that demand has gone as the vaccine tourism to MIA has ceased. Not sure why they gave such a stament .. COPA has recently increased significantly its operations at ASU. T...Jump to post
MO11 wrote:Eastern is still limited in its fleet size (by the DOT). Until it can expand its fleet size, its hands are tied.
The CMB contract and the operational reliability of those flights will be an important asset to the company.
Frequency cuts in American's Latin network this summer (*) Montevideo – Miami will drop from as high as 1x daily to 3x weekly. Rio – JFK and Miami both drop from as high as 1x daily to 3x weekly. Santiago – DFW and JFK both drop from as high as 1x daily to 3x weekly. Sao Paulo – DFW will drop from a...Jump to post
Canada opens its border to the U.S. citizens and residents for non-essential travel today as long as each is fully vaccinated and has a negative COVID-19 test result within the 72-hour time period prior to entry. Is there a significant pick up in passenger load on U.S.-Canada transborder flights to...Jump to post
Kicking someone off a plane because they responded to a request to switch seats? Good Grief. I've switched seats often so other people could sit together, and once we asked another if they would switch so my wife and I could sit together. That's standard practice. There's a rule against that? I'd l...Jump to post
How is AA doing at JFK? Have they added back more flights and destinations? They're up to around 50+ flights a day. LHR is now 2 x daily and has been for a few weeks. The rest of the TATL seasonals are all running, except for BCN, though not all TATL and year-round frequencies are daily (CDG, FCO)....Jump to post
Looking through the docket, looks like LATAM is getting 5 ex-Norwegian 789s. Three from Avolon. https://cases.primeclerk.com/LATAM/Home-DownloadPDF?id1=MjAyNzMwMQ==&id2=-1. Two from ORIX. https://cases.primeclerk.com/LATAM/Home-DownloadPDF?id1=MjAyNTg5Nw==&id2=-1 Makes sense. LATAM Brazil w...Jump to post
The LATAM Group submitted for the approval of the US Bankruptcy Court an agreement with Airbus for the purchase of 28 new aircraft, which will be added to the 42 narrowbody already agreed upon, as part of its fleet modernization and efficiency plan for the coming years. This order, which totals 70 a...Jump to post
COPA Holdings' Colombian low cost Wingo received tentative approval from the US DOT to operate scheduled flights between the US and Colombia. The first proposed route is Bogota - San Juan (PR).
https://www.regulations.gov/document/DO ... -0062-0004
According to the BCN airport Twitter account, LATAM is returning to Barcelona.
* GRU - BCN returns on Nov 4, 4x w
* LIM - BCN returns on Nov 3, 3x w
All flights operated with the 763ER
https://twitter.com/Aeropuerto_BCN/stat ... 8247341062
GOL now plans to return to its largest international market, Argentina, on November. Initially flights would be restricted to Buenos Aires AEP from Rio de Janeiro GIG and Sao Paulo GRU only.
https://www.sirchandler.com.ar/2021/08/ ... noviembre/
Here is the information that was distributed today to travel agents in Argentina, updating them on the situation as well as instructions on how to process reservations, cancellations and who recognizes what. Millemiglia program members, here's some bad news for you. Your miles are worthless. El 15/1...Jump to post
MXP-JFK-MXP on AZ suspended now through the end of the Summer. And so is FCO-BOS-FCO. This means that AZ won't operate them any longer and they will be picked up at some point in the near future by ITA. On a related note, the cancellation of all outstanding reservations on Alitalia after October 15...Jump to post
And for now no website or way of booking ITA flights? https://www.alitalia.com ITA is simply a legal successor company. You can continue booking AZ website I have spent a few minutes browsing the site and it seems to live in a parallel universe in which Alitalia will continue to exist for years to ...Jump to post
June 30th was it time for the new Norwegian airline Flyr's inagural flight, which was set up as FS408 between Oslo and Tromsø in Northern Norway. As it is not every year a new airline starts in Norway, tickets was booked as soon as the sale opened about 4 weeks earlier. Seat 11A was reserved. A few...Jump to post
Cubana just posted that one of their IL96’s just arrived into Cuba after a trip from China for medical supplies. Does anyone have any information on where in China it went specifically? Did anyone catch a picture of it in China or a stopover? I don’t think the IL96 can do Cuba to China nonstop. Of ...Jump to post
I’ve worked with Sam and know him well and he doesn’t get paid by the airlines in his videos. Probably a mix of 50/50 purchased tickets and free tickets. YouTube pays generously when you’re getting a million views per video, he doesn’t need to get paid by airlines. It’s his commitment to the hobby ...Jump to post
Uh... exactly. So you seriously think that AA wouldn't resume MIA-MXP and MIA-MAO whenever it is that the world is back to normal again? You're not going to believe it until AA specifically states they're resuming these routes? It's called ... common sense. Or it can also be referred to as wishful ...Jump to post
Simple, COVID-19 and common sense. Majority of the routes were suspended solely because of high COVID infection rates. Once it subsides, they are bound to come back. It’s not a hard concept to grasp. Thanks Captain Obvious. Thank goodness you've reminded us of that or we would never have known. Tha...Jump to post
The problem is these routes need 757/A321 sized aircraft and connectivity not solely point-to-point 777's. Eastern's plan was never going to work. No they don't. These are bulk VFR markets. The planes are a non-issue. The planes are perfect for the most part, high density, low yield configuration. ...Jump to post
How can anyone take this airline seriously if they never fly anything they announce They are a bit of a mess. But to their credit, they seem to have delivered on their promises and be doing reasonably well at ASU and MVD, where they are the only game in town if a non stop flight to the US is called...Jump to post
Eastern is at it again... It is canceling its flights to Belo Horizonte from Boston and to Quito from both Miami and New York/JFK before any of them started. https://crankyflier.com/2021/07/26/big-fall-cuts-for-several-airlines/ Not surprising. These routes were never going to work (let alone start...Jump to post
Eastern is at it again...
It is canceling its flights to Belo Horizonte from Boston and to Quito from both Miami and New York/JFK before any of them started.
https://crankyflier.com/2021/07/26/big- ... -airlines/
Currently suspended due to COVID, Manaus MAO (Brazil) is gone for good from AA´s network. Used to operate with A319 from the MIA hub https://crankyflier.com/2021/07/26/big-fall-cuts-for-several-airlines/ Manaus will return. It actually did return earlier this year and was suspended again with the r...Jump to post
Currently suspended due to COVID, Manaus MAO (Brazil) is gone for good from AA´s network. Used to operate with A319 from the MIA hub
https://crankyflier.com/2021/07/26/big- ... -airlines/
Seems logic. Maybe those LATAM 767/777 pilots will have it easier to transfer to the 787. With the A350s gone and the 767s leaving for cargo conversion, LATAM Brazil needs the additional capacity for the eventual return of long haul demand to and from Brazil. Emerging from the pandemic & bankru...Jump to post
Following the departure of the A350 from its Brazilian subsidiary's fleet, LATAM together with Brazil´s ANAC have begun the process for certifying the Boeing 787 in Brazil, indicating that LATAM Brasil will be operating the 787. Brazilian pilots are already going thru simulator training in SCL. It a...Jump to post
Three airlines have tried recently to make the EZE-MVD tag work (AA, AF and UA) and it never worked. And the AA tag was flown by the local EZE crew base (less costs, no hotel layover) and they could funnel traffic from 4 US flights: 2 from MIA, 1 from DFW and 1 from JFK. And yet, it did not work. S...Jump to post
While support for the SSJ has been miserable, in Interjet's case it is not entirely accurate to put all the blame on Sukhoi (or Alenia). Interjet after all were in an economic downward spiral for several years and owed money to just about everybody they dealt with including Employees and Airports. ...Jump to post
IAH-MVD, really? ;) And meanwhile American can´t make MIA-MVD work year round... What happened to the days of tag on routes? Some like HKG-SIN are not necessary nowadays, since there are planes that have the range, and SIN has the traffic, but EZE-MVD is a short flight, and the plane sits in EZE al...Jump to post
I'm waiting with my list of flights I 'd like to see United try in spring/summer of 2022 even if only for one season. I know they all won't happened but I would like to see. IAH-CDG, IAH-FCO, LAX-FRA, LAX-TLV, DEN-AMS, DEN-CDG, ORD-BCN, ORD-ATH, EWR-NCE, EWR-PMO, IAD-VIE, (crazy as this may sound m...Jump to post
I know that DEN was mentioned earlier in the thread but I was wondering what are some possible international routes that UA could try from DEN. CDG seems logical but I read in sone art UA while back that AKL was considered as a possibility. AKL obviously won’t happen anytime soon with the travel re...Jump to post
LATAM together with Brazil´s ANAC have begun the process of certification of the Boeing 787 in Brazil, indicating that LATAM Brasil will be operating the 787. Brazilian pilots are already going thru simulator training in SCL. It appears that LATAM Brasil will operate under the fleet interchange mode...Jump to post
Aurora has become the first airline to sign a letter of intent to purchase 19 IL-114-300 regional turboprops from UAC, with deliveries beginning in 2023. The airline was recently spun off from the Aeroflot Group and I believe it is now under total control of the Sakhalin Oblast. The agreement was s...Jump to post
Nice! If the Russians can cobble something together better than the SSJ something like this would be a hit as a DC-3 replacement and the Canadian Northern Territories, Lapland, etc. The SSJ is a very fine airplane, well designed, great flight characteristics. It does however lack the required produ...Jump to post
Aurora has become the first airline to sign a letter of intent to purchase 19 IL-114-300 regional turboprops from UAC, with deliveries beginning in 2023. The airline was recently spun off from the Aeroflot Group and I believe it is now under total control of the Sakhalin Oblast. The agreement was si...Jump to post
What about SFO-GRU? Would that route be feasible? As a San Franciscan frequent traveler to Argentina and Brazil, there's nothing I would like more. But time and again, it has been proven SFO does not have the critical mass than an airline like United or LATAM need to make the flights profitable. He...Jump to post
After 16 months AR returned to JFK today with the arrival of AR1300 from EZE. A rather long-ish western route that took a bit longer than usual, 10hs 51mins. Left EZE over 2 hours late due to late arrival of the incoming plane (LV-GHQ) from Beijing. https://i.postimg.cc/8zdCwpsK/Screenshot-97.png W...Jump to post
After 16 months AR returned to JFK today with the arrival of AR1300 from EZE. A rather long-ish western route that took a bit longer than usual, 10hs 51mins. Left EZE over 2 hours late due to late arrival of the incoming plane (LV-GHQ) from Beijing. https://i.postimg.cc/8zdCwpsK/Screenshot-97.pngJump to post
Effective tomorrow (21/7) and due to the troubling rise in the number of COVID cases, Thailand has taken the extreme step of suspending most of its domestic flights. The measure will see all domestic flights to and from the capital city of Bangkok suspended. https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacifi...Jump to post
What about VARIG operating in HNL? https://i.imgur.com/b5IokHK.jpg IIRC, the flights to TYO (back when there was only Haneda) on the 707 initially made a tech stop at HNL, which was then switched to Anchorage. Eventually the intermediate stop was no longer necessary between LAX and Tokyo when the n...Jump to post
I can’t say I was aware there was a Star alliance painted 743, I never got to see an RG aircraft myself. 2 of their 744s ended up with my home airline NZ. I think RG had 3 744s briefly? IIRC; there were 747-341M, 767-241, 767-341 and a MD11 with the * Alliance livery at VARIG. 0011018 0009661 43434...Jump to post
Best airline in Latin America. No other comes close. Interesting. I've often heard that "Best airline in Latin America. No other comes close." was Panair do Brasil. And Panair, if memory serves, was murdered to make way for VARIG. And those were Panair offices around the world that were c...Jump to post
Barely 3 months after slashing its 737 MAX commitments with Boeing, Aeromexico is back with a lease deal for 12 of the jets. It hopes to have the first in service in time for the year-end holiday travel season. https://airlineweekly.com/2021/07/aeromexico-wants-a-piece-of-mexicos-travel-recovery-wi...Jump to post
Slight sidetrack, I don't understand Iberia Express. What is its role and how is it different than Vueling? Is it simply Iberia Express operates more mainline-ish with first class like mainline, but more similar to an LCC cost base? Iberia Express operates essentially like Iberia mainline - e.g. tw...Jump to post
deltaSEAalsaka wrote:Arsenal have just announced their USA tour as being cancelled so it’s a possibility that it won’t be arriving at all.