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Re: LOT news thread - 2018

Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:23 pm

Sorry if this is too off-topic, feel free to remove it if so. Does anyone know if there are any plans from LO to launch a service to DUB? EI stopped flying the route in the winter, and now the only non-stop connection between the two cities is with FR, from WMI.
 
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Re: LOT news thread - 2018

Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:25 pm

LOT interested in Croatia Airlines?

LOT to commence Croatia Airlines takeover talks
https://www.exyuaviation.com/2018/07/lot-to-commence-croatia-airlines.html

LOT declines comment on reported talks for acquisition of Croatia Airlines
https://seenews.com/news/lot-declines-comment-on-reported-talks-for-acquisition-of-croatia-airlines-620036
 
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Re: LOT news thread - 2018

Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:01 pm

thesaladdays wrote:
LOT interested in Croatia Airlines?


I think this is nothing more than a rumour, LOT already has its hands full with Nordica and trying to establish a hub at Budapest. Moreover, Croatia Airlines fleet is half Airbus which LOT has never operated and has no plans of operating.
 
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Re: LOT news thread - 2018

Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:25 pm

Milka wrote:
thesaladdays wrote:
LOT interested in Croatia Airlines?


I think this is nothing more than a rumour, LOT already has its hands full with Nordica and trying to establish a hub at Budapest. Moreover, Croatia Airlines fleet is half Airbus which LOT has never operated and has no plans of operating.


Not to mention that OU's crew is going on a strike next week. Never a good thing when you are trying to sell it to someone else.
 
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Re: LOT news thread - 2018

Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:13 pm

Lot has started leasing an A340-300 (9H-FOX) from HiFly Malta. Operated LO45/46 WAW-YYZ yesterday. (https://flightaware.com/live/flight/9HFOX). This is alongside a EuroAtlantic Airways B767-300ER (CS-TKR) that they have been using for their flights from Budapest to North America. (https://flightaware.com/live/flight/CSTKR). Most likely in order to cover for 3 787-8s that are out of service (SP-LRB, LRD, LRF) (https://flightaware.com/live/flight/SPLRB https://flightaware.com/live/flight/SPLRD https://flightaware.com/live/flight/SPLRF). Anyone know why they are all out of service? RR engine troubles presumably?
 
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Re: LOT news thread - 2018

Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:14 pm

It looks like EuroAtlantic has been third-partying for LOT on the BUD-JFK/ORD since mid September, particularly CS-TKR. When will LOT get their RR 788s back to get back on track with their frames and routes?
 
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Re: LOT news thread - 2018

Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:58 am

At the moment 3 out of 8 788's of LOT are grounded (SP-LPB,LRD,LRF). The more recent 789's are all active. Rumors are circulating some of the 788 will stay on the ground till summer 2019. There must be a delivery schedule for engines agreed with RR.

In other news, LOT plans to restart Beirut from June 2019. Same times (red-eye flight) as before, 5 weekly using EMB195 equipment.
 
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Re: LOT news thread - 2018

Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:36 pm

I flew Euroatlantic 767 BUD-JFK it is horrible. Plane is ran down, extremly dirty. Seats not reclineable, PTV did not work. I have sent complain for LOT Budapest office and to LOT Warsaw. No answer.
Made lots of photos. The hungarian crew told us the loadfactor is doing pretty well on the new flights but people are really upset that LOT is advertising Dreamliner and flying that 18 yrs old charter seated crap with no premium eco. If they were wise they would swap it to WAW to please the new market (BUD)
 
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Re: LOT news thread - 2018

Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:33 pm

parrotta wrote:
I flew Euroatlantic 767 BUD-JFK it is horrible. Plane is ran down, extremly dirty. Seats not reclineable, PTV did not work. I have sent complain for LOT Budapest office and to LOT Warsaw. No answer.
Made lots of photos. The hungarian crew told us the loadfactor is doing pretty well on the new flights but people are really upset that LOT is advertising Dreamliner and flying that 18 yrs old charter seated crap with no premium eco. If they were wise they would swap it to WAW to please the new market (BUD)


You are totally correct, they are running this route into the ground. The A330 they used as a sub in the summer was bad already, but this Euroatlantic 767 is humiliating for the passengers. I myself have 6 rotations to JFK and ORD together just for the next 5 months coming up, but all booked on LH Group flights via VIE; MUC and FRA rather than flying the direct flight on this old crap.

At least I will be back on their 787 once it gets back in service, but anyone I talk to about this issue feels cheated by LOT for promoting a "Dreamliner" service, and putting you on this old equipment. Most of them, not familiar with the RR issues say they will never ever touch LOT service again, not even with a ten foot pole...
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Re: LOT news thread - 2018

Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:21 pm

Can’t please everyone right? Cancel the flights, no good. Use available lease equipment, no good.

Move the old lease equipment from BUD to WAW and all you do is piss off a different group of pax.
 
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Re: LOT news thread - 2018

Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:33 pm

There is a great difference between operating a few flights out of dozens with crap equipment on a big base and flying each and every flights with crap on a complete market. Plus you might find a better aircraft for a long term wet-lease than this ancient 767. The image of LOT in Hungary is far from positive at the moment, which will be hard to rebuild if they really wish to create a mini-hub in BUD with feeding traffic as the rumor says.
 
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Re: LOT news thread - 2018

Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:56 pm

Will LO be adding more planes before the 2019 summer season? How are the facilities at WAW? Are they coping well with all this growth?
 
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Re: LOT news thread - 2018

Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:08 pm

Four factory new EMB-190 are to join to be used among others for recently announced WAW-LCY and BUD-LCY services, staring in S2019.
 
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Re: LOT news thread - 2018

Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:38 pm

Blerg wrote:
Will LO be adding more planes before the 2019 summer season? How are the facilities at WAW? Are they coping well with all this growth?



LOT will be taking a 787-9 in February, and I think I’m not sure one more before summer. They will need one for Miami and flex, plus one more for India if that gets announced, but with engine issues as they are might be good to hold off and just run the airplanes in the current network.
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Re: LOT news thread - 2018

Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:18 am

holcakker wrote:
There is a great difference between operating a few flights out of dozens with crap equipment on a big base and flying each and every flights with crap on a complete market. Plus you might find a better aircraft for a long term wet-lease than this ancient 767. The image of LOT in Hungary is far from positive at the moment, which will be hard to rebuild if they really wish to create a mini-hub in BUD with feeding traffic as the rumor says.
That's one way to look at it, the other is that BUD is a new market that is simply less important than the home market with the major hub. Lose the customers in your home country, your major hub, and it will do more damage than in BUD. It's quite probably easier to regain the customers there, throw in some great prices for a while and people will come anyway. Not meant to degrade the people or country of Hungary, this can apply anywhere. Like KLM will for example pretty much always put AMS first.

And equipment used is market and budget restricted. With all these RR issues I'm pretty sure ACMI providers are quite busy and you might not get the nicest frames because they are already leased out.

Just trying to say, there is no "good" choice almost. You are going to piss some group of people off, it's probably just a matter of picking the lesser (perceived) evil.
 
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Re: LOT news thread - 2018

Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:59 am

PEET7G wrote:
parrotta wrote:
I flew Euroatlantic 767 BUD-JFK it is horrible. Plane is ran down, extremly dirty. Seats not reclineable, PTV did not work. I have sent complain for LOT Budapest office and to LOT Warsaw. No answer.
Made lots of photos. The hungarian crew told us the loadfactor is doing pretty well on the new flights but people are really upset that LOT is advertising Dreamliner and flying that 18 yrs old charter seated crap with no premium eco. If they were wise they would swap it to WAW to please the new market (BUD)

You are totally correct, they are running this route into the ground. The A330 they used as a sub in the summer was bad already, but this Euroatlantic 767 is humiliating for the passengers. I myself have 6 rotations to JFK and ORD together just for the next 5 months coming up, but all booked on LH Group flights via VIE; MUC and FRA rather than flying the direct flight on this old crap.
At least I will be back on their 787 once it gets back in service, but anyone I talk to about this issue feels cheated by LOT for promoting a "Dreamliner" service, and putting you on this old equipment. Most of them, not familiar with the RR issues say they will never ever touch LOT service again, not even with a ten foot pole...


Bear in mind that BUD hadn't had a year-round long-haul (including transatlantic) route since MA folded until LO stepped into the breach. Hungarians ought not to be short-changed in such an appalling manner when they have got such a route after years of struggle. If at all, the ancient 767 ought to be redeployed on Rzeszów-Newark, as not many will be able to complain. A city as popular and touristy as BUD deserves better.
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Re: LOT news thread - 2018

Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:00 am

PEET7G wrote:
parrotta wrote:
I flew Euroatlantic 767 BUD-JFK it is horrible. Plane is ran down, extremly dirty. Seats not reclineable, PTV did not work. I have sent complain for LOT Budapest office and to LOT Warsaw. No answer.
Made lots of photos. The hungarian crew told us the loadfactor is doing pretty well on the new flights but people are really upset that LOT is advertising Dreamliner and flying that 18 yrs old charter seated crap with no premium eco. If they were wise they would swap it to WAW to please the new market (BUD)

You are totally correct, they are running this route into the ground. The A330 they used as a sub in the summer was bad already, but this Euroatlantic 767 is humiliating for the passengers. I myself have 6 rotations to JFK and ORD together just for the next 5 months coming up, but all booked on LH Group flights via VIE; MUC and FRA rather than flying the direct flight on this old crap.
At least I will be back on their 787 once it gets back in service, but anyone I talk to about this issue feels cheated by LOT for promoting a "Dreamliner" service, and putting you on this old equipment. Most of them, not familiar with the RR issues say they will never ever touch LOT service again, not even with a ten foot pole...


Bear in mind that BUD hadn't had a year-round long-haul (including transatlantic) route since MA folded until LO stepped into the breach. Hungarians ought not to be short-changed in such an appalling manner when they have got such a route after years of struggle. If at all, the ancient 767 ought to be redeployed on Rzeszów-Newark, as not many will be able to complain. A city as popular and touristy as BUD deserves better.
In grieving remembrance of the thousands of people who lost their lives on ET-AVJ, PK-LQP, XA-UHZ, S2-AGU, CP-2933, SU-GCC, EI-ETJ, D-AIPX, PK-AXC, 9M-MRD, VT-AXV and above all 9M-MRO, besides many more. Your deaths are not in vain. Safety first, always.
 
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Re: LOT news thread - 2018

Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:19 am

Blerg wrote:
Will LO be adding more planes before the 2019 summer season? How are the facilities at WAW? Are they coping well with all this growth?


Apart from the already mentioned 4 EMB-190 aircraft and 3 B787-9 there are also some B737-8MAX to joint the fleet before S2019.
As a matter of fact the 5th Max for LOT, SP-LVE is in the pre-flight preparation.
 
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Re: LOT news thread - 2018

Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:32 pm

konrad wrote:
Blerg wrote:
Will LO be adding more planes before the 2019 summer season? How are the facilities at WAW? Are they coping well with all this growth?


Apart from the already mentioned 4 EMB-190 aircraft and 3 B787-9 there are also some B737-8MAX to joint the fleet before S2019.
As a matter of fact the 5th Max for LOT, SP-LVE is in the pre-flight preparation.


Thank you. I do have a question, will the E90s be exclusively used to LCY or will they also do some other flights?

Will be interesting to see what destinations get increased next summer.
 
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Re: LOT news thread - 2018

Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:44 pm

LOT has flown 8 million people so far this year, a record for LOT and is expecting to fly 8.8 by years end. That will be double of 2015s 4.3 million when they had to shrink.

As for the 4 E190s. I think there are planned so far 4-5 daily to LCY so they probably will be flown elsewhere too, and LOT knows now to make sure to have back ups in case one or two break down.
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Re: LOT news thread - 2018

Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:26 pm

Any idea when will LOT announce flights to Delhi ?
 
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Re: LOT news thread - 2018

Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:14 pm

I don't think many pax (besides avgeeks, obviously) think about these 767 vs787 quality questions. Don't forget that the majority of economy pax are just looking for a cheap/quick way to go from/to BUD to ORD/JFK. They search for cheap tickets and not for "larger windows", "cleaner cabin", etc.

LO original intention was to operate these flights with 787s, however, due to some third-party dependence, they had to ground those airplane. Yes, it is probably undeniable that the 787 is a better aircraft, however, at these business situations LO just have to make sure load factors remain good and maintenance of the grounded aircraft are taking as short as possible.
These kind of things happen every now and then, it's bad for the business (LO), bad for the manufacturer and bad for the pax. But LO won't be evil because of this and those who are waiting for the 787s to return, well, at least we kinda know that it's gonna happen at some point in 2019.

As for the premium pax, I don't see it to be a big deal either:

Those who are Star Alliance business travelers, will miss the good quality and nonstop service, however, LH, OS and LX provide excellent one-stop solutions for them. Or even LO through WAW.

Those who are oneworld / skyteam business travelers anyway won't book LO from and to BUD but rather take a one-stop journey via LHR, HEL or CDG, AMS:
 
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Re: LOT news thread - 2018

Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:30 pm

I'm kinda curious on the LOT BUD-US flights. I'm assuming there's a fair number of Hungarian O&D, does LOT have FA's that speak Hungarian on these flights, and are there any passenger announcements in Hungarian?
 
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Re: LOT news thread - 2018

Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:23 pm

Problem is that the BUD flights are still advertised everywhere with the aircraft type while everyone knows that it's not flown with the 787. Also the suboptimal customer relation of LOT (to put it mildly) made the news in Hungary. Because of the strong ties of the two nations (in the hearts at least) Hungarians are curious about everyone happening in/with Poland. The recent case when 400 USD for a spare part to fix a 787 in China was collected from the passengers was reported immediately as well on Hungarian sites.
 
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Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:36 pm

Correction: 'everything happening in Poland', obviously.
 
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Re: LOT news thread - 2018

Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:50 pm

ORDfan wrote:
I'm kinda curious on the LOT BUD-US flights. I'm assuming there's a fair number of Hungarian O&D, does LOT have FA's that speak Hungarian on these flights, and are there any passenger announcements in Hungarian?


I talked the crew on my flights.
They make all announcments in english and hungarian, half of the crew portugese, there were polish as well and 3 hungarians.I also met hungarian crew on jfk-waw they said sincs the dreamliner break down they fly all around on LOT network as the hungarian crew is only certified for 787 now.
The Euroatlantic 767 is horribly ran down as I mentioned above, hope very soon they change it. I constantly hear complaints from passengers and LOT does not really care about them
 
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Re: LOT news thread - 2018

Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:08 pm

LOT Polish Airlines from June 2019 is resuming service to Lebanon, previously served until September 2016. From 14JUN19 to 15SEP19, Embraer E195 aircraft will serve Warsaw – Beirut route on seasonal basis 4-5 times a week. Reservation is now available.

LO145 WAW2230 – 0255+1BEY E95 x347
LO146 BEY0350 – 0630WAW E95 x145

Service operates Day x34 from WAW, Day x45 from BEY, from 30JUN19 to 08SEP19.


https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... ce-in-s19/
 
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Re: LOT news thread - 2018

Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:05 pm

chaos around LOT continues at their BUD base.

LOT cancels some of the BUD JFK ORD flights in december due to low demand and puts dreamliner for (3 flights only) for BUD service in december and then switches back to the 767. Lots of bad feedbacks arrived from unsatisfied passengers.

today many articles showed up in Hungarian media about LOTs low quality of problem solving, not replying for passengers emails and official complains for months or at all and not refunding money which was paid prior for XL legroom booked the 787.
links: https://airportal.hu/tobb-budapestrol-i ... rli-a-lot/ or https://magyarhang.org/belfold/2018/11/ ... -jaratait/
 
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Re: LOT news thread - 2018

Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:47 pm

I wonder how bad loads must have been. JU manages to efficiently operate a two, three weekly rotation to JFK from a much poorer market with almost no tourism demand. I always thought BUD would be able to make it on O&D alone.
 
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Re: LOT news thread - 2018

Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:23 pm

I flew bud-jfk with lot lately and talked with the crew, they said business is always full and JFK loadfactors were very high during summer and still quiet good, chicago also but since the summer is over ORD lf is lower. 2 weekly is not a reliable rotation I think.
I also been told f next year they open BUD-Seoul.
 
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Re: LOT news thread - 2018

Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:50 pm

LOT will be getting 4 new 789s next year. They are planning to use them on WAW-ICN, WAW-PEK, WAW-NRT, WAW-ORD and KRK-ORD routes.

788s will be used from JUN'19 to boost frequencies on:
  • WAW-YYZ from 9x to 12x weekly
  • WAW-LAX from 6x weekly to daily
  • WAW-EWR from 4x to 5x weekly

Source (in Polish)
 
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Re: LOT news thread - 2018

Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:08 pm

desmoLCY wrote:
LOT will be getting 4 new 789s next year. They are planning to use them on WAW-ICN, WAW-PEK, WAW-NRT, WAW-ORD and KRK-ORD routes.

788s will be used from JUN'19 to boost frequencies on:
  • WAW-YYZ from 9x to 12x weekly
  • WAW-LAX from 6x weekly to daily
  • WAW-EWR from 4x to 5x weekly

Source (in Polish)



Thanks for posting the article! I’m glad that LOT will continue to beef up it’s NA destinations! But also adding seats on Asia flights. Also great to see that even with competition from Air Canada Rouge in the summer they are confident in adding more frequencies.
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Re: LOT news thread - 2018

Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:59 pm

Has LO announced any route increases for 2019? What are their plans for the B734? They seem to be flying around quite a bit.
 
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Re: LOT news thread - 2018

Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:09 pm

AFAIK the B734 will leave the fleet at the end of S2019 season. Last chance to fly one!
 
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Re: LOT news thread - 2018

Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:18 pm

desmoLCY wrote:
LOT will be getting 4 new 789s next year. They are planning to use them on WAW-ICN, WAW-PEK, WAW-NRT, WAW-ORD and KRK-ORD routes.

788s will be used from JUN'19 to boost frequencies on:
  • WAW-YYZ from 9x to 12x weekly
  • WAW-LAX from 6x weekly to daily
  • WAW-EWR from 4x to 5x weekly

Source (in Polish)



Would they not be interested is starting WAW-YUL. Seems like a under served route.
 
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Re: LOT news thread - 2018

Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:37 pm

PVG (3x) and HKG (4x) would attract much higher yields
 
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Re: LOT news thread - 2018

Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:28 pm

konrad wrote:
AFAIK the B734 will leave the fleet at the end of S2019 season. Last chance to fly one!


My first flight on LO was on the B734 featuring that red lowcost livery or whatever that was supposed to be. I remember it had those blue textile seats inside. After that I connected to an E75, felt like a spaceshuttle. This was back in 2008. I will be sad once they are retired.
 
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Re: LOT news thread - 2018

Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:03 pm

I didn’t get a chance last week to post that the recently formed polish aviation group will make a decision in few months on an aircraft order. It will be for LOT and other polish airlines to lease from.
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Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:49 pm

SRQLOT wrote:
I didn’t get a chance last week to post that the recently formed polish aviation group will make a decision in few months on an aircraft order. It will be for LOT and other polish airlines to lease from.


Who is being this Polish aviation group?
 
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Re: LOT news thread - 2018

Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:22 pm

Blerg wrote:
SRQLOT wrote:
I didn’t get a chance last week to post that the recently formed polish aviation group will make a decision in few months on an aircraft order. It will be for LOT and other polish airlines to lease from.


Who is being this Polish aviation group?



I can’t find the article about plans for the order, but this is a bit about the new group.

http://www.thenews.pl/1/12/Artykul/3866 ... off-ground
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Re: LOT news thread - 2018

Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:26 pm

Blerg wrote:
konrad wrote:
AFAIK the B734 will leave the fleet at the end of S2019 season. Last chance to fly one!


My first flight on LO was on the B734 featuring that red lowcost livery or whatever that was supposed to be. I remember it had those blue textile seats inside. After that I connected to an E75, felt like a spaceshuttle. This was back in 2008. I will be sad once they are retired.

Centralwings. One of the most beautiful airline logos there is. An exemplary rendering of a skua bird: talk about a sexy backside.


This is what Air Mauritius should have put on its tail rather than those stripes. Stripes on tails look good only on GA (which was derided as *insignificant* in the Oneworld-RAM thread).
In grieving remembrance of the thousands of people who lost their lives on ET-AVJ, PK-LQP, XA-UHZ, S2-AGU, CP-2933, SU-GCC, EI-ETJ, D-AIPX, PK-AXC, 9M-MRD, VT-AXV and above all 9M-MRO, besides many more. Your deaths are not in vain. Safety first, always.
 
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Re: LOT news thread - 2018

Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:16 pm

VTCIE wrote:
Blerg wrote:
konrad wrote:
AFAIK the B734 will leave the fleet at the end of S2019 season. Last chance to fly one!


My first flight on LO was on the B734 featuring that red lowcost livery or whatever that was supposed to be. I remember it had those blue textile seats inside. After that I connected to an E75, felt like a spaceshuttle. This was back in 2008. I will be sad once they are retired.

Centralwings. One of the most beautiful airline logos there is. An exemplary rendering of a skua bird: talk about a sexy backside.


This is what Air Mauritius should have put on its tail rather than those stripes. Stripes on tails look good only on GA (which was derided as *insignificant* in the Oneworld-RAM thread).


That is the one, thank you for the pictures and for reminding me of the name. I know LO was in a difficult financial situation back then but their service was really good. I hope they fully recover and bring back something close to what we had back then, flying with them was pure pleasure.

SRQLOT wrote:
Blerg wrote:
SRQLOT wrote:
I didn’t get a chance last week to post that the recently formed polish aviation group will make a decision in few months on an aircraft order. It will be for LOT and other polish airlines to lease from.


Who is being this Polish aviation group?



I can’t find the article about plans for the order, but this is a bit about the new group.

http://www.thenews.pl/1/12/Artykul/3866 ... off-ground


From what I understood it's government owned. I wonder if it was setup as a mechanism to enable LO to grow with indirect government aid.
 
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Re: LOT news thread - 2018

Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:01 pm

Blerg wrote:
konrad wrote:
My first flight on LO was on the B734 featuring that red lowcost livery or whatever that was supposed to be. I remember it had those blue textile seats inside. After that I connected to an E75, felt like a spaceshuttle. This was back in 2008. I will be sad once they are retired.


Those thick blue seats are history. A couple of years ago last three 734s were nicely refurbished
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Re: LOT news thread - 2018

Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:03 pm

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Re: LOT news thread - 2018

Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:37 pm

LO announced 4th daily rotation on the WAW-AMS route (E175), starting in January. Is the AMS slot coming from Nordica, which discontinued its AMS-TLL flight?

In other news Nordica closes its flight from Groningen to Copenhagen and Munich by the end of the year.
 
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Re: LOT news thread - 2018

Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:57 pm

konkret wrote:
LO announced 4th daily rotation on the WAW-AMS route (E175), starting in January. Is the AMS slot coming from Nordica, which discontinued its AMS-TLL flight?

In other news Nordica closes its flight from Groningen to Copenhagen and Munich by the end of the year.


Great news as it will make them even more competitive, both for locals and transfers.

Flights are as follow:

WAW-AMS
07.20-09.40
10.40-12.40
16.55-19.05
19.50-22.05

AMS-WAW
07.05-09.05
10.30-12.25
13.05-15.15
19.55-21.55

What I find especially interesting is that they have the E90 scheduled to operate some flights. I was under the impression they were exclusively used to LCY. Two of the four flights will be operated by the B737.
 
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Re: LOT news thread - 2018

Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:06 pm

Blerg wrote:
What I find especially interesting is that they have the E90 scheduled to operate some flights. I was under the impression they were exclusively used to LCY.


E90's will be used on various routes, not only WAW/BUD/VNO-LCY.
 
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Re: LOT news thread - 2018

Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:31 pm

konkret wrote:
Blerg wrote:
What I find especially interesting is that they have the E90 scheduled to operate some flights. I was under the impression they were exclusively used to LCY.


E90's will be used on various routes, not only WAW/BUD/VNO-LCY.


Thank you. I was under the impression that the four they got would only be enough for those ones.
 
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Re: LOT news thread - 2018

Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:22 pm

Blerg wrote:
konkret wrote:
Blerg wrote:
What I find especially interesting is that they have the E90 scheduled to operate some flights. I was under the impression they were exclusively used to LCY.


E90's will be used on various routes, not only WAW/BUD/VNO-LCY.


Thank you. I was under the impression that the four they got would only be enough for those ones.


Few weeks ago there was a schedule of where the E90 will be flying in the first couple of months, can't find it right now. They wont be used consistently on one route or another, other than LCY. You might see it in KRK one day and next day in another city.
LO LH CL BA AZ WN UA DL AA B6 NK G4 F9
717 733/7/8/9/M8 744 752/3 763 788 319/20/21 332/3 M90 RJ85 CR9 Q400 E7/95 (PA28,152)

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