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
They have virtually no slack and these problems are expected to take a few months over the winter requiring an A333 being returned from regional ops in Manchester with reduced Atlanta/JFK frequencies in January and February.Jump to post
Given that charter planes are being positioned in advance (as they were this time last year) I can't help but think that the ATOL protection scheme is gold plated. The ATOL scheme is to give holiday makers some comfort that if their operator goes broke, they will get home. There is a cost to this -...Jump to post
TC957 wrote:So...AMS is slot constraint with 6 runways ? Good job they haven't had to operate LHR's volume of traffic with two or LGW's with just one !
Whilst they are having some issues with the 789 fleet I doubt the 333s are leaving any time soon.
In fact they are cutting back the Manchester 333 programme largely to cover for Mx issues over the winter
My understanding indeed aircraft park on apron stands and passengers embark/ disembark via terminal gates (doors) either via stairs or airbidges. Its not uncommon for the same gate to have differing stands to suit differ aircraft gauges and could be denominated as for instance 42left 42centre and 42...Jump to post
Those who are referring to Miami wrong season etc... utterly miss the point for much most of the UK traveling holidayers the months FROM July to September remains the time for the big buy annual holiday.
Cruises remain niche and frankly Miami isn't that appealing seemingly !
As David says its not the fare bucket that done for Onewold Man-JFK yet again, as fares are similar to and some days actually higher than from LHR. It is product frequency reliability AND HUGH fare dumping via the consolidators at the back of the bus via LHR. Oneworld in particular need to fill the ...Jump to post
One thing quite possible here and that doesn't seem to be touched on is the simple possibility that the Aegean lease period has expired and the slots are returned automatically. Also people are labouring on the timings for the current summer slot period when in fact are are two differing seasons of ...Jump to post
Going slightly off topic, did AA ever run their DC10s into MAN? Not on schedules as far as i remember however they used the MD11 to Chicago. For the most part its been a 767 operation both the 200ER and 300 with occasional 757s They have served Miami/Dallas/Chicago/New York and Boston at times and ...Jump to post
A319 ARE ALL EX SR. = TOTAL 5 FRAMES A320 15 EX SR ALTHOUGH SEVERAL WERE NOT DIRECTLY TRANSFERRED BUT HAD SPELLS WITH AER LINGUS AND TURKISH BEFORE RETURN TO SWISS. 5 DELIVERED DIRECT TO SWISS A321 -111 6 EX SR HOWEVER TWO HAVE BEEN LEASED TO TURKISH AND SUBSEQUENTLY RETURNED A321-212 3 NEW BUILD DI...Jump to post
To me Amsterdam remains the obvious choice ABOVE all Oneworld points because they traditionally carried many many Indonesian connectors and a Bazillion tonnes of cargo. Personally don't get this continued A- Netter obsession with Hub and Spoke alliance based models. The industry is actually moving o...Jump to post
Thomson have already operated a short winter season to DWC from some of the smaller UK airports in association with a cruise series and it wasn't too successful. FlyDubai can if they want operate into the UK market via the UK /UAE bilateral. Though the whole premise of debate seems somewhat flawed i...Jump to post
The Indian bilateral based on seats is the major hurdle -I've pointed it out before to anahabi but he doesn't get it . Seats are benifiting the ME3 over Indian carriers by allowing them to maximise the collections through the desert. Unwittingly the Indian flexible fares carrier are also colluding b...Jump to post
Runway switching applies only to the 27's .
There is a published schedule.
However there are variations as the regulation allows for small numbers of contra landing and takeoffs throughout the day and on a request basis.
BTW Gatwick does NOT have an official curfew and is a 24/7 operation. Of course there is a curfew. From 2300 to 0600, night time rules impose a limit on the number of flights based on the quota points over the whole summer or winter season, and the number of flights is further capped by a limit on ...Jump to post
IAG does not micro-manage their group airlines day to day activities - This is a idea in A-netters mind only. IAG are a parent holding company registered on Madrid and London stock markets. Vueling are free to make their own route planning decisions and to develop as a PAN EU carrier with bases in B...Jump to post
I was intrigued with LGW and over 43 mil pax in 2016 as many much smaller airports around the world elaborate possible expansion with building second runway; that is why I was wondering how much widebody airplanes traffic affect Gatwick numbers... NATS and ACL have very efficient and effective traf...Jump to post
TALC east bound flights can arrive in the hold up to a hour EARLY and can easily loose that much again subject the prevailing weather conditions on the day. Add almost daily delayed departures particularly out of JFK for instance (With up to twenty wide bodies wanting to leave all at the same time !...Jump to post
Absolute joke to be honest. There isn't enough traffic between Taiwan and London for this to be sustainable, especially now that they went for Gatwick. I don't think many long-haul to Asia survives there. This was tried and tested (and failed) back in 2010 at Heathrow. How are they gonna connect pe...Jump to post
Ryanair operation into and around the castilian region are driven by demand and all three airports create differing traffic flows Gerona remains heavily used by Ryanair bringing tourists to Loret De Mar and right up and across the French border . Reus remains to entry for Salou and surroundings Barc...Jump to post
So what is that IR 747? A -200 cargo conversion with the windows left in place? Its a genuine build Boeing 747 -200C. Purchased new by Martinair. There have been just a few of these rare planes with the hinged nose built over the years. Original buyers included Trans International /Transamerica wit...Jump to post
Corbyn had nothing to lose so promised a giveaway that he knew wasn't funded or he'd be in a position to deliver........and suckers fell for it. He still didn't win. One striking feature about the manifestos (if you bothered to actually know anything about them) was that the Labour one was costed, ...Jump to post
So under UK rules / reg's, when will the next election be held, must it come before or after a new Tory leader is elected? Labour is making the rounds in the media, the PM is holding talks which some say is going somewhere, others say is going nowhere while others are having meetings elsewhere to r...Jump to post
HMMMMM, yes Wikipedia says all have been retired, but Air-fleets show them as being stored, with the 1st one entering storage in may 2015 and not displaying any as retired or historical fleet type. seems like a young fleet to retire with some of them being delivered in 2004 to have only a 10 year s...Jump to post
This is a government edict and classic gate closed after horse has bolted approach to security. Post the 30 June 2007, bungled Glasgow Airport terminal ram raid, the Home Office instructed that ALL terminal front drop off roads be permanently closed off at UK airports. New build terminal facilities ...Jump to post
On the Lufthansa routes haven't they been hit with some industrial action during this time period. The US routes are almost certainly being constrained by currency issues from the UK. There is also the Easter Effect and simple calendar effects such as the MAN-HKG route which ran 4 weekly in both per...Jump to post