Very odd choice of routes. Plenty of competitors on New York, Chicago, Boston and Miami routes? Not really when you have AA/BA as the dominant carrier in the markets. That is exactly what competition authorities worry about. Just look at the schedules tomorrow: LHR-BOS:4 of 6 flights op by AA/BA LH...Jump to post
Suppose we ignore the following
BAE 146 SERIES
BAE RJX SERIES
BAADE 152 abject failure admittedly
None of the above are/were high wing then ?
Not any time soon, although it is planned at Manchester in the T2 rebuild subject to inter government agreements in next few years
At Heathrow with US departures across three terminals it would cost a fortune and need so many US border agents on station it just won’t be worth it imho.
Go to Flickr and search Eastern L1011 at Gatwick and hopefully your see the photos for yourself with the accompanying story. I could not find the photos, I will keep looking. Also, EA leased out planes to Air Algerie and Worldways Canada among others, so I think the date on the photos is key. World...Jump to post
-B6 will rebuild T6/T7, so where will BA go? new T6/T7 or T8? -BA will gradually retire its B747 fleet in next couple years. If BA still cannot deploys A380 on JFK route, will they add more frequencies? The future of JFK- LHR is without doubt the A35J and by the way use of the 77w in current form r...Jump to post
Well, effectively the DUP runs the show.... No more than any other minority player in any coalition government. Sure, but in this case, it really is the tiniest of tiny minority players.The DUP makes up just 3 per cent of the coalition and 1.5 per cent of the MPs. And they really have the Tories by...Jump to post
Yes it’s correct . Full list of BA T3 routes Accra Barcelona Bilbao Budapest Chania (Summer only) Gibraltar Helsinki Lisbon Luxembourg Lyon Marseille Palermo Prague Pula (Summer only) Vienna Warsaw Long-haul: Cape Town Denver Las Vegas Miami Nairobi Phoenix Vancouver Plus American JV codeshares and ...Jump to post
Both airline used two serve this route, but now leave VS being the sole player(JV with DL). I think MAN-JFK should support at least a daily flight for BA/AA. Oh and VS aren’t the only one serving the Manchester - New York market either United retain a full Daily year round connection to Newark whil...Jump to post
SAS carry loads of long haul A* and interline traffic via Heathrow T2 including with Air Canada . Virgin Atlantic ( Delta UK) has no one to feed their flights beyond Heathrow really and as for Europe- Canada on Team you are going via Amsterdam or Paris So Virgin now operates almost exclusively to De...Jump to post
Osaka operated for decades and only really closed as part of the strategic partnership with JAL whilst overall the stangnating Japanese decade long enconomy pretty much reduced travel between Nippon and Europe across the board. Cedarjet the 77w offers almost the same elite class capacity today and s...Jump to post
Why does AA need the 788/9 at Miami right now ? Seems to me that the mix of routes suit the 77E and 77W on the longer routes and particularly in view of cargo uplift from Latin and Southern America combined with Max8 where capacity doesn’t quite meet the 77E minimums. Right now the most frequent 763...Jump to post
Because they merged with Continental and the southern hub is at now Houston. With a limited number of South/Central American routes and limited onwards connections to the North East and Europe from Miami it hardly constituted a focus let alone functional modern Hub and Spoke operation. Let Face it N...Jump to post
Actually from Russia s best friend the UK you know where those GRU agents managed to murder of one of OUR citizens. In earlier period of history that would have been a declaration of war . If you think I am a Troop supporter or indeed any of the new alt right across Europe including the UK ( so dang...Jump to post
They’ll be planning this to counter the West once more, by blackmailing airlines to fly via Moscow regularly if they want to retain Siberian overflight rights ! After all they’ve used the tactic successfully for the boxflyers such as Lufthansa and Cargolux forcing stops in the tundra (Novosibirsk)on...Jump to post
You'd think that with the backlog of airplanes overflowing at the factory in Washington, that they'd rather delay the fuselages rather than airfreight them over there. Right lay off staff great ploy when the issues are with engine supplier. Those global suppliers in the chain need to get paid and h...Jump to post
Rules regarding freight operators are quite different to those of passenger operators. Cabotage is far more prevalent and indeed the US consolidators operations include aircraft based exclusively within the EU and South East Asia on the US register . An example is Fedex with a 757 based in Paris but...Jump to post
TAAG are an annex B carrier and are on the EU restricted airline list and may ONLY fly into Lisbon and Oporto with dedicated and specific aircraft and are subject to regular spot checks .
They may not fly to any other EU points without explicit exemptions usually political related .
Maintenance at HIAL. They fly the whale to Paris , Frankfurt , Tokyo and Osaka with seasonal operations on one of the two daily Heathrow flights . The A388 is rather premium heavy for Thai International being the only fleet to offer First Class and almost double the Business class seats of their 77w...Jump to post
I think you may misunderstand some of the complexities and actual restrictions the can be imposed on codeshares . Unless they are contractual joint ventures, its more often the case that carriers can’t fix prices and schedules on the point to point sectors even within alliances for those very compet...Jump to post
Neomax it never was any better ! Indian Aviation is a shambles has been for just about ever . A state airline that probably never made a bean in thirty years exists of GOI patronage. They can’t generate genuinely interest from anyone when they try to sell An international aviation policy still route...Jump to post
Flight level under the current BA corporate strategy there will be fewer First class seats on each plane down from 14 to 8 the mix of C and W may well be higher than the 77w as well . It quite conceivable the revenue mix and yield combined with lower operating costs will be far better than the Queen...Jump to post
FlightLevel BA operate the High J business heavy 744 in the main F14C86W30Y145 -thats a lower seat count than most 77w or indeed many 77e models crossing the ocean .They surprisingly short on low yield back of the bus traffic. BAs own 77w are F14C56W44Y183 . It is almost certain the A35J will take o...Jump to post
UA77e None has a rigid US style domestic first equivalent on regular short haul fleets within the EU although Finnair do offer their Business cabins on the A359 between Helsinki and Heathrow and Brussels most days . British Airways offer up the full experience on a daily 77E flight between IAG hubs ...Jump to post
Business and fully flexible economy fares are very poor valued right across Europe period. All you are doing is giving the carriers a proforma advance payment for a few redeemable miles and maybe access to their lounges stifling the airport operators and their retailers of revenue. The actual cost o...Jump to post
MOO . If the case has gotten to the High Court bailiffs the debtor has normally been given months and numerous opportunities to come to a settlement !
True once A High Court bailiff is instructed they react rather quickly and often with the support of other law enforcement agencies !
May surprise you but ln many domains bailiffs don’t suddenly turn up without due notification, and a period on time for final settlement - Not even in the UK which probably has the highest number of enforcement collectors in Europe. Due process normally requires a period of notice in most domains. 2...Jump to post
United dispensed with the inter European operations directly as part of their fleshing alliance with Lufthansa. There Heathrow slots were all transferred to Lufthansa as part of the deal. Post the unification of Germany this lead to Lufthansa’s access to Tegal and the ending of the IGO operations by...Jump to post
The configuration is 12 First / 60 Business / 399 Economy... I guess four passengers will have a big grin on their face... ;-) As far as I know Thomas Cook does not have a proper business class. No, but they have a 'premium' section. I'm guessing the 'premium' folks will be put in business on the A...Jump to post
Behramjee I’d say since it’s been bough with Chinese money they’ll want to see it moving more crap and mineral prospectors into Africa first and foremost.Jump to post
3AWW I think you have an impression TCX are somewhat larger at Gatwick than they are - peak season they have just 15 slot pairs in a 24 hour period and they have just one long haul aircraft based all week. In the scheme of things they are pretty small fry . Thomas Cook the holiday and flight divisio...Jump to post
No way to make sufficient yields period stop.
All far to leisure price sensitive and only frequent flyers tend to be nannies and nurses .
Boeing 727 try Doncaster or Lasham .
Boeing 737 -200 Northern Canada
Great cricketer however does he really believe he can break the strangle hold of the generals and their cohorts in the ISI and before the next coup and certain assassination attempts. As for civil aviation PIAs on off on closure and replacement by the state will continue. The competing regional dome...Jump to post
Would they also capture some danish traffic if the fares are good? Almost no one in Denmark would ever choose to fly via Gothenburg unless you really really want to sit of a ferry to over three hours before and after . There are no flights of any significance either. Geographically close but for a ...Jump to post
It is indeed and the biggest threat to for profit aviation isn’t from the sand pit it’s from China period stop. It clear the op is and was trying to reignite the running the ME3 plus one debate from the US perspective of unfair and hidden subsides a debate the the US3 themselves have quietly parked ...Jump to post
TWA772LR correct LCC is a business model based on out sourcing just about everything including crew in extreme cases . What people confuse is the front end . Almost all these companies operate a complex algorithm for fare modelling - they are far better called flexible fares carriers imho. LCC does ...Jump to post
Very old story . Flights to and from Cardiff other than BA maintenance haven’t been done for several seasons now. Right now there is no requirement for those slot sitters as BA has a now developed schedule incorporating the former bmi slots . The airline that does retain a few slot sitters is KLM Ci...Jump to post
Revelation. Whilst curruption exists with in Chinese culture it’s not as persistent as other parts of the world - death is certain if identified prosecuted and sentenced. Think a large neighbour to its west is far more worrisome on that score ! Especially in my city and the surrounding country side ...Jump to post
SQC Why do you find it shocking ? The entire Chinese aviation growth is nery more that a Government backed ponzi scheme and even that has some internal strife between central government agencies and regional government agencies. The Chinese tax payer is getting pretty poor deal across the board howe...Jump to post
The after sales support contracts recoup much/most and all of those defined but rarely confirmed discounts for larger purchases .
Buy one BBJ or A319CJ and you will be paying list + + !
My take remembering many of the A330s are subject to a winter lease and exchange agreement with Thonas Cook/ Condor for 321 capacity in the Northern Winter for the next few years. So some of these new 321LRs will be used to maintain and perhaps raise frequency a little, especially on the shorter UK ...Jump to post