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Philippine747
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Sun May 05, 2019 4:56 am

crownvic wrote:
Quick question: Has MNL discontinued the air side passenger shuttle between terminals? I used it two years ago and it was great for connecting flights, but it seemed to be little known. I cannot find anything on the NAIA web site that mentions that it still exists. Anyone have any info?


AFAIK it still runs...
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Sun May 05, 2019 5:13 am

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PAL first A321 ACF now has been fully painted also wearing a masked around the cockpit window. Not sure if its winglets are painted double sided though? Although it looks like doors 3 is deactivated.

https://www.instagram.com/aeronewsx/p/B ... urfdehu0k3


I read some rumors about the configuration of PAL upcoming A321NX.

It will have only recliners type of seat for J since it will only be used on regional flights within asia. As for what the seat will be I heard it will be a type of superrecliner and not like those found on PAL A321ceo.

There is a lavatory behind the J cabin as seen in the photo by the block windows. I find it odd placement but until I can get more information that is what I can add for know. But will continue to update once more info is available.
 
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Sun May 05, 2019 5:14 am

PR77W wrote:

PAL first A321 ACF now has been fully painted also wearing a masked around the cockpit window. Not sure if its winglets are painted double sided though? Although it looks like doors 3 is deactivated.

https://www.instagram.com/aeronewsx/p/B ... urfdehu0k3


I read some rumors about the configuration of PAL upcoming A321NX.
upt will have only recliners type of seat for J since it will only be used on regional flights within asia. As for what the seat will be I heard it will be a type of super recliner and not like those found on PAL A321ceo.

There is a lavatory behind the J cabin as seen in the photo by the block windows. I find it odd placement but until I can get more information that is what I can add for know. But will continue to update once more info is available.
 
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Sun May 05, 2019 7:54 am

crownvic wrote:
Quick question: Has MNL discontinued the air side passenger shuttle between terminals? I used it two years ago and it was great for connecting flights, but it seemed to be little known. I cannot find anything on the NAIA web site that mentions that it still exists. Anyone have any info?


I was in NAIA just yesterday and there were signs advertising it at T2, and IIRC I also heard the inflight announcements mentioning it.
 
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Sun May 05, 2019 1:03 pm

PR77W wrote:
PR77W wrote:

PAL first A321 ACF now has been fully painted also wearing a masked around the cockpit window. Not sure if its winglets are painted double sided though? Although it looks like doors 3 is deactivated.

https://www.instagram.com/aeronewsx/p/B ... urfdehu0k3


I read some rumors about the configuration of PAL upcoming A321NX.

It will have only recliners type of seat for J since it will only be used on regional flights within asia. As for what the seat will be I heard it will be a type of superrecliner and not like those found on PAL A321ceo.

There is a lavatory behind the J cabin as seen in the photo by the block windows. I find it odd placement but until I can get more information that is what I can add for know. But will continue to update once more info is available.


Please delete double post.
 
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Mon May 06, 2019 5:19 am

Philippine747 wrote:
crownvic wrote:
Quick question: Has MNL discontinued the air side passenger shuttle between terminals? I used it two years ago and it was great for connecting flights, but it seemed to be little known. I cannot find anything on the NAIA web site that mentions that it still exists. Anyone have any info?


AFAIK it still runs...


Philippines747 and filipinoavgeek...Thank you both. The airport web site is not very informative. The shuttle bus information is not clear.
 
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Mon May 06, 2019 8:34 am

crownvic wrote:
Philippine747 wrote:
crownvic wrote:
Quick question: Has MNL discontinued the air side passenger shuttle between terminals? I used it two years ago and it was great for connecting flights, but it seemed to be little known. I cannot find anything on the NAIA web site that mentions that it still exists. Anyone have any info?


AFAIK it still runs...


Philippines747 and filipinoavgeek...Thank you both. The airport web site is not very informative. The shuttle bus information is not clear.


Are we talking about the UBE shuttle service here?
 
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Mon May 06, 2019 9:32 am

EmoticonsAllDay wrote:
crownvic wrote:
Philippine747 wrote:

AFAIK it still runs...


Philippines747 and filipinoavgeek...Thank you both. The airport web site is not very informative. The shuttle bus information is not clear.


Are we talking about the UBE shuttle service here?


I had assumed they were talking about the PAL shuttle between T1-T2-T3 that's for PR/NH/EY passengers. As for the UBE, I saw their bus on the tarmac when I was there, though I don't know if that's a shuttle or merely the bus that's used to bring passengers to bus ramps.
 
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Mon May 06, 2019 9:48 pm

I think just the other day I read a rumor (can't remember if here or another site) which claimed that 5J was looking to get rid of at least some of their A330s (i.e. return them to the lessor) in favor of their new A321s, with poor performance in long haul being cited as a factor. Is there any truth to these rumors? I kind of find it hard to believe, I thought they were doing well in their Australia routes, and their other A330s seemed to be doing well simce they were increasing the number of them.
 
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Tue May 07, 2019 3:35 am

EmoticonsAllDay wrote:
crownvic wrote:
Philippine747 wrote:

AFAIK it still runs...


Philippines747 and filipinoavgeek...Thank you both. The airport web site is not very informative. The shuttle bus information is not clear.


Are we talking about the UBE shuttle service here?


When I took the shuttle two years ago, it took me from T2 to T3 and was a nice ramp tour, because we passed by the graveyard and swung by T4 (but I do not recall stopping at T4). It was not a dedicated PAL shuttle but for any connecting passengers. I have no idea what they called it though.
 
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Tue May 07, 2019 8:10 am

crownvic wrote:
EmoticonsAllDay wrote:
crownvic wrote:

Philippines747 and filipinoavgeek...Thank you both. The airport web site is not very informative. The shuttle bus information is not clear.


Are we talking about the UBE shuttle service here?


When I took the shuttle two years ago, it took me from T2 to T3 and was a nice ramp tour, because we passed by the graveyard and swung by T4 (but I do not recall stopping at T4). It was not a dedicated PAL shuttle but for any connecting passengers. I have no idea what they called it though.


Operated by the MIAA I think...

filipinoavgeek wrote:
I think just the other day I read a rumor (can't remember if here or another site) which claimed that 5J was looking to get rid of at least some of their A330s (i.e. return them to the lessor) in favor of their new A321s, with poor performance in long haul being cited as a factor. Is there any truth to these rumors? I kind of find it hard to believe, I thought they were doing well in their Australia routes, and their other A330s seemed to be doing well simce they were increasing the number of them.


Interesting. I remember reading on Airlineroute that they plan to upgauge PVG to A333s...
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Tue May 07, 2019 8:12 am

filipinoavgeek wrote:
I think just the other day I read a rumor (can't remember if here or another site) which claimed that 5J was looking to get rid of at least some of their A330s (i.e. return them to the lessor) in favor of their new A321s, with poor performance in long haul being cited as a factor. Is there any truth to these rumors? I kind of find it hard to believe, I thought they were doing well in their Australia routes, and their other A330s seemed to be doing well simce they were increasing the number of them.


Possibly, there might be some truth here. When one of my friends travelling from BKK to MNL on 5J's A330 (scheduled service) the plane was almost if not completely full. But in several trip reports on YouTube (usually from DXB to MNL), the host usually says that the load factors are pretty bad and are even able to get a full row to sleep. But it should be taken with a grain of salt as I was on either of those flights.
 
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Tue May 07, 2019 8:12 pm

Philippine refurbished B777 should follow my design:
A huge, curved 3d tv for their business class suites with closed doors.but it has to be roomy like EVA airways B787-9.
PAL could be the first, if they could invest in high tech innovations, like emirates is doing.so many creative people in ph, so they would have enough ideas.
-3d curved tv,with a 180 degree panorama outer camera.that would be so cool.flightmap like google maps,with educational infos/fun facts/video vlogs, about the cities/landscapes they are overflying-

And their most luxurious designs, should be on their B777s.;-((
I'm waiting for this to happen!
 
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Wed May 08, 2019 4:47 pm

Now that RP-C3508 is delivered to PAL and is in revenue service MNL-YYZ. That concludes PAL order for the A350-900. Follow-up orders are possible in the future or even conversion to the A350-1000 with the options still maintained. But its also possible they will let it lapse and probably placed a new order afterwards similar to what QF did there B787-9.

https://business.inquirer.net/270038/pa ... offer-eyed
 
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Thu May 09, 2019 1:42 pm

RP-C8612 (Mainline A320) is now flying for PALex. Entered revenue service on May 2, on MNL-TAC-MNL.

On the other hand, regarding the terminal renovations at NAIA T2, I just flew out earlier and part of the check-in area (beside the Business Class/Mabuhay Miles lanes) is closed off. Some jetway extensions are undergoing some enhancements as well. Will post pictures soon.
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Thu May 09, 2019 3:07 pm

PR77W wrote:
Now that RP-C3508 is delivered to PAL and is in revenue service MNL-YYZ. That concludes PAL order for the A350-900. Follow-up orders are possible in the future or even conversion to the A350-1000 with the options still maintained. But its also possible they will let it lapse and probably placed a new order afterwards similar to what QF did there B787-9.

https://business.inquirer.net/270038/pa ... offer-eyed


We'll see very soon if they will exercise the 6 additional options for another A359 or will be converted to A35K. It's up on the BOD and other top officials of PAL.
 
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Thu May 09, 2019 4:44 pm

PR77W wrote:
Now that RP-C3508 is delivered to PAL and is in revenue service MNL-YYZ. That concludes PAL order for the A350-900.

A couple of pictures from the web...thanks to @theAviator717..... :camera: .....

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SkyHigher wrote:
We'll see very soon if they will exercise the 6 additional options for another A359 or will be converted to A35K. It's up on the BOD and other top officials of PAL.

That will be interesting indeed...as three undelivered frames are said to be angling for customers.

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... 50-options



More CRK T2 update photos from SkyscraperCity..... :thumbsup: .....

source: @ B. Meneses | FB
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source: @ D. Diwa | FB
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Thu May 09, 2019 8:10 pm

The DOTr plans to endorse the Consortium's revised NAIA Rehab proposal to NEDA next week for approval.....

https://www.philstar.com/business/2019/ ... submission

Quote:
"The proposal involves expanding and interconnecting the existing terminals of NAIA, upgrading airside facilities, developing commercial facilities to increase airline and airport efficiencies, enhancing passenger comfort and experience, and elevating the status of NAIA as the country’s premier international gateway."


So far, no new conceptual design has been made public. It will be utterly dismaying if the PVH/Nayong Pilipino area would be given over to said "commercial facilities" development. :spin:
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Fri May 10, 2019 4:58 am

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Just noticed the new logo of Clark Airport with the slogan "it works like a dream" kind of like it though. I'm curious if they will eventually follow the master plan set for CRK to become the main gateway of the country in the next couple of decades once MNL can no longer be expend, there is also the case with SMC Bulacan Airport which is worth watching.
 
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Sat May 11, 2019 10:15 am

PR77W wrote:
Just noticed the new logo of Clark Airport with the slogan "it works like a dream" kind of like it though. I'm curious if they will eventually follow the master plan set for CRK to become the main gateway of the country in the next couple of decades once MNL can no longer be expend,

The break in the title is particularly ingenious...like an Ark saving Central Luzon from the lahar flood. IIRC, it was mentioned in awarding the OPS that the AdP master plan for Clark would be adhered to.

PR77W wrote:
there is also the case with SMC Bulacan Airport which is worth watching.

That one may take a long while yet...however SMC has a valuable asset in the cement business they had just bought. :wink2:



Meanwhile, Philstar reports that 5J performed much better in the 1st Qtr..... :house: .....

https://www.philstar.com/business/2019/ ... billion-q1
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Sat May 11, 2019 2:07 pm

Meanwhile PAL has been cancelling some discounted J fares from Japan to US via MNL. The main reason was due to a glitch with there mobile app.


PAL spokesperson Cielo Villaluna confirmed that certain fares quoted recently by the PAL mobile app for specific flights from Japan to the US and Canada (via Manila) were incorrect "due to a system glitch resulting in erroneous booking transactions."

"The airline apologizes for the inconvenience caused by this system glitch and is coordinating with its system service provider for the mobile app to get to the bottom of the issue,"

However those who book want them to honor there fares even if they get a full refund some have already book connection flights and hotel at those specific spots.

"We bought the ticket out of good faith... we even paid for connecting flights and hotel reservations, that's why we want them to honor the service we paid"

For more info:
https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/money/c ... tch/story/
 
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Sun May 12, 2019 5:16 pm

And PAL net loss again?...
 
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Sun May 12, 2019 10:51 pm

At P52/$...just a bit over a million dollars for the 1st Qtr -- :dollarsign: 1.17 M.....

https://www.philstar.com/business/2019/ ... -losses-q1


Wonder if that was related to the computer glitch? :scratchchin:
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Mon May 13, 2019 7:13 am

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At P52/$...just a bit over a million dollars for the 1st Qtr -- :dollarsign: 1.17 M.....

https://www.philstar.com/business/2019/ ... -losses-q1

Wonder if that was related to the computer glitch? :scratchchin:


While there is still a loss, at least PR is improving their fortunes. If they keep improving, they might break even this year...

Passenger service expenses decreased by 6.4 percent or P218.27 million due to lower passenger food and cabin crew costs.


Heh, I noticed over the past few months that PR serves packaged mamon instead of the savory buns in domestic Economy, both on Mainline and PALex, to and from MNL... The catering budget must've gone to the A350s and A21Ns :P
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Mon May 13, 2019 7:18 am

PR77W wrote:
Meanwhile PAL has been cancelling some discounted J fares from Japan to US via MNL. The main reason was due to a glitch with there mobile app.


PAL spokesperson Cielo Villaluna confirmed that certain fares quoted recently by the PAL mobile app for specific flights from Japan to the US and Canada (via Manila) were incorrect "due to a system glitch resulting in erroneous booking transactions."

"The airline apologizes for the inconvenience caused by this system glitch and is coordinating with its system service provider for the mobile app to get to the bottom of the issue,"

However those who book want them to honor there fares even if they get a full refund some have already book connection flights and hotel at those specific spots.

"We bought the ticket out of good faith... we even paid for connecting flights and hotel reservations, that's why we want them to honor the service we paid"

For more info:
https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/money/c ... tch/story/


Missed opportunity to get some good PR (pun not intended) :P

In all seriousness though, the mobile app is very buggy, even with numerous updates. For example, it hangs ups, sometimes it's impossible to select a destination/origin airport. I've already uninstalled the app, and I prefer to look at the mobile site or the desktop when searching for flights.
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Mon May 13, 2019 6:31 pm

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While there is still a loss, at least PR is improving their fortunes. If they keep improving, they might break even this year...

They may be paying higher lease rates for the new birds but those should reduce their operational costs considerably. Break even is such a lame goal to aim for..... :twocents:


Philippine747 wrote:
Heh, I noticed over the past few months that PR serves packaged mamon instead of the savory buns in domestic Economy, both on Mainline and PALex, to and from MNL... The catering budget must've gone to the A350s and A21Ns :P

I'm a happy camper as long as PR keeps the arroz caldo on those latter flights..... :yummy: .....

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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Tue May 14, 2019 6:13 am

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At P52/$...just a bit over a million dollars for the 1st Qtr -- :dollarsign: 1.17 M.....

https://www.philstar.com/business/2019/ ... -losses-q1


Wonder if that was related to the computer glitch? :scratchchin:


Not related to recent app glitch since the promo started in April, IIRC.
 
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Wed May 15, 2019 12:50 am

Looks liked PAL will be closing there MNL-TPE-KIX-TPE-MNL flight soon.
https://twitter.com/Airlineroute/status ... 58656?s=09
 
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Wed May 15, 2019 1:18 am

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Looks liked PAL will be closing there MNL-TPE-KIX-TPE-MNL flight soon.
https://twitter.com/Airlineroute/status ... 58656?s=09


The twitter post just says the TPE - KIX leg. Is PR also closing the MNL - TPE sector? :confused:
 
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Wed May 15, 2019 3:21 am

EmoticonsAllDay wrote:
PR77W wrote:
Looks liked PAL will be closing there MNL-TPE-KIX-TPE-MNL flight soon.
https://twitter.com/Airlineroute/status ... 58656?s=09


The twitter post just says the TPE - KIX leg. Is PR also closing the MNL - TPE sector? :confused:


Probably not, just TPE-KIX.
 
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Wed May 15, 2019 4:26 am

PAL historically almost always use their “order options”.

It’s reasonable to assume that a new batch of A350-1000 PAL order is coming up soon to replace some of their aging 777’s in SFO/LAX routes....
....or perhaps more A350-900 for new North American routes like ORD/SEA/IAH or new routes to Europe?
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Wed May 15, 2019 7:06 am

EmoticonsAllDay wrote:
PR77W wrote:
Looks liked PAL will be closing there MNL-TPE-KIX-TPE-MNL flight soon.
https://twitter.com/Airlineroute/status ... 58656?s=09


The twitter post just says the TPE - KIX leg. Is PR also closing the MNL - TPE sector? :confused:


This will only affect PR 896/897. PR891/892/893/894 will not be affected. TPE can be considered as an importantant destination, due to its proximity to the Philippines and the business/tourism links.
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Wed May 15, 2019 3:09 pm

No Penalties for Cebu Pacific for flight cancellations during April and May

http://www.flightsinasia.com/article/4422
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Wed May 15, 2019 3:45 pm

Philippine747 wrote:
EmoticonsAllDay wrote:
PR77W wrote:
Looks liked PAL will be closing there MNL-TPE-KIX-TPE-MNL flight soon.
https://twitter.com/Airlineroute/status ... 58656?s=09


The twitter post just says the TPE - KIX leg. Is PR also closing the MNL - TPE sector? :confused:


This will only affect PR 896/897. PR891/892/893/894 will not be affected. TPE can be considered as an importantant destination, due to its proximity to the Philippines and the business/tourism links.


Im looking at my early December booking on 897 from TPE to MNL and I see no changes so far. Its still bookable. Im hoping they don't cancel the departure time since its convenient.

Now that PR has 6 A350s any chance this will be a regular visitor to LAX? Whats the status on the 77W refurbishment? Any new J class cabin pics?
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Wed May 15, 2019 6:06 pm

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Now that PR has 6 A350s any chance this will be a regular visitor to LAX?

I think it was mentioned upthread that PR's A350 would fly into LAX fairly regularly this month...not sure about beyond May.

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https://www.philippineairlines.com/Abou ... 19-lovebus


PR's tweet about their 6th (last?) A359 on Airbus' site.....

https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/news-by ... -news.html



Now that the midterm elections are all but over...any updates about the Swiss challenge for NAIA and NMIA in Bulakan :?:
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Wed May 15, 2019 7:45 pm

Re-certified 4 star ratings by stytrax.congrats again pal!^^

I had that feeling, that they'll close that route, soon.too much competition on taipei-osaka,even if its one of the busiest routes...
 
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Wed May 15, 2019 7:59 pm

I was wondering if skytrax, can degrade an airline from the previous rating.
And yes they can.
Turkish Airlines was downgraded to 3.
Etihad to 4.
 
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Wed May 15, 2019 11:35 pm

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I was wondering if skytrax, can degrade an airline from the previous rating.
And yes they can.
Turkish Airlines was downgraded to 3.
Etihad to 4.


Kind of interesting though that Skytrax and other ratings providers don't seem to have a good reputation here on A.net.
 
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Thu May 16, 2019 5:14 am

KL808 wrote:
Now that PR has 6 A350s any chance this will be a regular visitor to LAX? Whats the status on the 77W refurbishment? Any new J class cabin pics?


No updates yet on when will PAL B77W get a cabin refurbishment. So far only 7778, 7779, 77781 and 7782 have the new J seats AFAIK.

Those J seats retain the 2-3-2 configuration and are different from the Tri-class A330 and A350.
 
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Thu May 16, 2019 7:29 am

jteruel06 wrote:
No Penalties for Cebu Pacific for flight cancellations during April and May

http://www.flightsinasia.com/article/4422


CAB asked Cebu Pacific to submit a corrective plan for there crew issues
https://news.abs-cbn.com/business/05/15 ... blem-found
 
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Thu May 16, 2019 12:57 pm

KL808 wrote:
Philippine747 wrote:
EmoticonsAllDay wrote:

The twitter post just says the TPE - KIX leg. Is PR also closing the MNL - TPE sector? :confused:


This will only affect PR 896/897. PR891/892/893/894 will not be affected. TPE can be considered as an importantant destination, due to its proximity to the Philippines and the business/tourism links.


Im looking at my early December booking on 897 from TPE to MNL and I see no changes so far. Its still bookable. Im hoping they don't cancel the departure time since its convenient.

Now that PR has 6 A350s any chance this will be a regular visitor to LAX? Whats the status on the 77W refurbishment? Any new J class cabin pics?



The MNL-TPE segment of 896/897 is still available when I checked yesterday. The PR timetable update released today still doesn't show the termination of the sector...

As for the 77Ws, none have entered heavy mx recently and are all in service.
A319 A320 A321 A332 A333 A343 AT75 AT76 B732 B733 B738 B744 B752(M) B763 B772 B77W DHC7 DH8C DH8D D328 MA60

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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Thu May 16, 2019 5:25 pm

So far, it seems companies are shying away from challenging SMC's unsolicited proposal for a new premier gateway airport in Bulakan..... :expressionless: .....

https://www.philstar.com/business/2019/ ... t-proposal



Meanwhile, the rehabilitation of Sangley Airport (SGL) for general aviation use appears to still be on-track..... :arrow:

https://www.philstar.com/business/2019/ ... rport-plan


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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Fri May 17, 2019 1:02 am

It makes so much more sense to re-do Sangley as the replacement for NAIA. If they build the airport in Bulacan, you'll have two airports north of Manila. Much better to have one south of the city and a lot of the infrastructure is there as well like the expressway that goes close to there......

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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Fri May 17, 2019 10:00 pm

Frankly, I can't see either of the two being fully operational in my lifetime...the proponents would need this just to survey their proposed locations..... :biggrin: .....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ko6aCLVDUYM

Afterwards, they could use it as an air (errr...sea) taxi to transport their executives. Though I think WOWET -- for "wing-over-water effect" -- is a more accurate name for the contraption. :yes:

But just in case one of the proponents managed to complete its project earlier, don't think people would mind naming the new gateway Manila RRD. :stirthepot: Heck, with majority of their candidates in Congress winning, I doubt there'd be much opposition if they decided to fund the smaller of this for a job quickly done..... :flamed: .....

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They could then send it to BBD for completion after the trash is gone. :lol:



Over at the DOTr, Business Mirror reports that the NAIA Consortium's revised proposal is now with NEDA for approval.....

https://www.bworldonline.com/naia-conso ... d-to-neda/
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Sun May 19, 2019 11:51 pm

Royal Air - a charter airline in operation in the Philippines since 2002 - is now looking to take on PR, 5J, Z2 with new flights out of CEB and announced plans to acquire Airbus A319s.

http://www.flightsinasia.com/article/4425
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