Gupta wrote:All of U2’s flights today are empty. They’re clearing out all their smaller bases (ncl, Edi, Gla, bfs) and ferrying them to sen so they can be ready for when maintenance is due over the weeks. The ncl jets are in the air now
Arion640 wrote:Virgin operating a 747-400 from Heathrow to Los Angeles today.
Tankdiver wrote:Arion640 wrote:Virgin operating a 747-400 from Heathrow to Los Angeles today.
Do you know the flight number?...currently the only VS LHR LAX flight I can find is VS23 and its operated by a B787..
dabc wrote:Today 2 repatriation flights from Algiers to North America
B767ER Algiers-USA (probably Washington). The aircraft is now south of Ireland
A333 Air Canada Algiers-Montreal. The aircraft arrived in Algiers 45mn ago.
x1234 wrote:Interesting link of the HU plane. Why is it flying to Caracas?
Tankdiver wrote:trex8 wrote:The last 4 pax 744s ever made and delivered to CI are all parked, B18210,1, 2 at TPE havent flown for 1- 2 months and the last B18215 which first flew almost exactly 15 years ago April 8, 2005, delivered April 26, 2005 now parked at KHH since Mar 19. I doubt they will be coming back. Their 744s have been usually relegated to high volume regional routes to mainland China/Japan last year as A359/77W took over the transpac/Euro flights..
At least their 18 744Fs are busy. Maybe they will need to reactivate the 2 still parked at VCV. They reactivated one last year and leased to ASL.
We handle all CI cargo flights at LAX...the past few weeks saw a near explosion of air cargo at LAX as passenger flights are winding down. Some days we get up to 4 CI 744F in a spand of 24hrs. Traffic in and out of ICC (cargo alley) is crazy. I had to call a stop while pushing back from a pad because planes were taxing in so close I thought they were gonna clip wings...I think I counted about 7 Kalitta aircraft on one of my shift.
seeing this topic is getting huge, maybe time to split this into International carriers/cities and the other U.S domestic carriers/cities?
Would make it easier to scan the news that a reader wants to see?
davidjohnson6 wrote:There are indeed a small number of repatriation flights still occurring - but many of the people who needed to get back to their home country have by now arrived. There will of course always be a few high profile cases where local laws make this more difficult, but for ordinary travellers who have made a decent attempt at getting home, this exercise is coming close to completion. What remains are diplomats (and their families), people who have been in remote locations far from an airport, or people who perhaps were aware they should go back home earlier but just didn't want to. Any competent company running a tour group should by now have got their customers back. Spring break in the USA ended weeks ago
There are also a number of cargo flights still operating. Again, these are necessary to keep the world running. Yes to medical related - but these will likely be very few in number. And yes, also military flights - but these tend not to show up on FR24
Some of the major network carriers in the world are still running a *very* basic skeleton of their normal network. There will always be people who have some sort of urgent need to get somewhere due to an emergency - e.g. connecting offshore islands to the mainland, or a parent in another country who is suddenly taken very ill and a natural desire to see them - as well as providing minimal domestic connectivity in countries with a large area
Whenever a crowd does something, there always seems to be one outlier person who decides to be completely different. QR seems to be that outlier right now
Right now in Europe and western Asia, there's very little else operating right now.
China and Japan have a sizeable number of aircraft in the air, but they seems to be reporting very few new cases of Covid each day. If we assume the reported figures are accurate, planes being in the air is perhaps fair. This may of course change...
However, given what happened in 1918 and the pronounced effects of social distancing (or not) in the USA at the time, the very low load factors (and likely red ink airlines are seeing), and the high number of new cases being reported in the USA each day, it surprises me that there are so many passenger aircraft flying over the USA compared to other parts of the world
MRYapproach wrote:I know it's small ball (American speak) but I just noticed UA2743 flying overhead from VCV to SFO, a 787-9. I figured metal would be heading toward Victorville, not the other way around.
SpotterBrussels wrote:Easyjet has grounded its entire fleet! Crazy stuff, all 344 aircraft on the ground. I can’t imagine how many aircraft will be grounded by like mid-April. In excess of 12,000 planes perhaps? Thoughts?
32andBelow wrote:MRYapproach wrote:I know it's small ball (American speak) but I just noticed UA2743 flying overhead from VCV to SFO, a 787-9. I figured metal would be heading toward Victorville, not the other way around.
They do mods and MRO work at VCV too
SpotterBrussels wrote:While other airlines significantly cut flights, Qatar Airways is doing the opposite. I mean, they’re also cutting flights drastically but they’ve also tapped into a new market to try for repatriation efforts I think. New route to Brisbane launched 30 March.
eta unknown wrote:SpotterBrussels wrote:While other airlines significantly cut flights, Qatar Airways is doing the opposite. I mean, they’re also cutting flights drastically but they’ve also tapped into a new market to try for repatriation efforts I think. New route to Brisbane launched 30 March.
The QR BNE flights are scheduled charters- the Australia-Qatar air services agreement hasn't been updated so QR can't launch BNE yet.
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