The whole concept of Joon doesn't make sense to me. It's literally an airline for millennial's? It's no wonder AF is bankrupt... That is just their PR and spin on. They just want to sound positive and need a reason to make a spin off airline. This is all about cost savings. It's a ULCC with lower o...Jump to post
I’m surprised BA doesn’t open lots of crew bases in the USA , would probably save them a fortune to hire US based labour Why would hiring in a country that has some of the highest paid flight attendants in the world be cost effective? low minimum wage, no employment rights , no maternity pay , easy...Jump to post
Reminds me of when VS got rid of their HKG supervisors and senior crew and paid them out redundancy - but out of their own pension pots! So in effect crew got no payout as it was taken from their pensions.Jump to post
Give it a decade or two, and it might well become Sydney's Newark, assuming enough is invested in train connections or similar. Good lord no, a train connection? Trains are evil, better build more road tunnels. I'm a resident of Sydney - and fairly close to this new airport and we are all quite dub...Jump to post
their long haul strategy is seriously starting to sound like a complete circus ! Oh please. They cancel one route and that qualifies as a circus in your book? its actually a combination of having too many nonstop flights from too many different EU airports to different cities of the world in Asia/A...Jump to post
VS tried to get in on this market a few years ago. They restarted BOM and touted how it was now all about connections... and then a year or so later dropped.
EK, LH, BA, AFKL etc are the big players in this market. I wish WOW well... but feel they will go the way VS did.
As far as my work experience goes, I’ve heard of personal days interchange with bereavement leave. If this is the case at AA, then I’m disgusted. As for the “Not calling in sick during critical periods” rule, I don’t think this would fly in any other developed country. You can’t legitimately expect...Jump to post
EDI sees 3 flights a day to New York (3 x B757 daily with AA, DL & UA) - admittedly, the AA & DL flights are seasonal, and I know Scotland is quite a seasonal destination. But MAN is a bigger airport and larger surrounding population than EDI so it surprises me that AA can't make JFK-MAN wo...Jump to post
Its a little tiresome hearing him opine about the great employee culture when DL has 30,000 fewer employees than AA because DL has contracted so much out.... Tiresome? No. But it could have merit. If you outsource things that aren't your core business it allows you to focus on your core business.Jump to post
I can easily go for a week or longer on a hand luggage size suitcase, done so quite a few times. It's all a matter of priorities and whatever you can buy at your destination you don't need to bring along. Once met a guy who went for a couple of weeks with no luggage at all, just a passport and that...Jump to post
Just noticed that easyJet's first A321neo is equipped with leather seats, unlike any other easyJet aircraft (apart from leased ex-AB A320s). Will these be used on other new aircraft delivered as well or is this exclusively for the A321? I hope they've made other changes to the cabin, would be nice ...Jump to post
reidar76 wrote:I have read that easyJet have 235 seats in their A321neo, that's three less seats than WizzAir. Is this difference because easyJet have an extra fourth toilette, or it the missing half row used for additional galley trolleys?
not sure what easyJet’s strategy is exactly ... maybe as a feeder to BA at Gatwick ... funniest thing I've read all day. easyJet have something like 80 aircraft based at LGW.. BA have less than half that at LGW. easyJet are by fare the largest carrier at LGW with around 40% off all capacity at that...Jump to post
An extra cabin crew member will be needed as over 200 seats, think this is why FR won't go over 200 with any 737Max they'll order in future. Not an issue really as they carry an extra crew member on the 319''s for an additional 6 passengers. So 1 extra crew member for 49 is not an issue especially ...Jump to post
Aisak wrote:vhtje wrote:But all the money spent in the new North Terminal facilities and the lower costs operating at LGW are huge cons.
How much of the lack of profitability is due to the continuing RR engine problem? I'd say its a part - but they will also be receiving compensation for this which would be included in their figures. VS downsizing is music to Norwegian ears. It should be VS starting SIN & EZE rather than DI - wh...Jump to post
Kidding aside, they've only had one year of losses out of the last 5, no? More break even than unprofitable. They havent been that profitable. https://www.statista.com/statistics/308784/virgin-atlantic-airways--uk-operating-profit/ Some horrendous losses since 2009/10 . (one was 169m! and another 1...Jump to post
CUN was said to be profitable, and yet it was cut too. No idea why they would cut a strong VFR route like that. CUN hasn't been cut though, and they have no plans on doing so to my knowledge. CUN is being cut. Its down to once a week and will be going away at the beginning of 2019. Yet TUI seem to ...Jump to post
And yet they are adding A350's. I think the rumors of their demise are premature to say the least. Oh but those A350's will end up DL right? ;-) Ah yes A350's which will be their 5th fleet type for an airline with 38 planes. Ah, yes - the shape of Virgin Atlantic's route map is more important to yo...Jump to post
GTTIC wrote:What food was available in the lounge? For a flight barely over an hour I'd rather eat real food in the lounge anyway.
Dubai is a transfer airport. Doesnt really seem like a shock. But UK-DXB is still a big market for O&D. I wonder how the aircraft and LHR slot will be repurposed? Slot and aircraft goes straight to the second daily BOS next summer. Whether the BOS is sustainable in the winter is a whole differe...Jump to post
Flew their A380 in biz to and from Sydney about 2 years ago. Hard product was good but service wise they are awful... food was nothing to write home about either. If I had the option again I'd pay extra and go with a decent carrier. Transit in CAN wasn't the easiest either.Jump to post
Once those slots become tradeable couldn't they just be traded with another European airline with no intention of providing anything other than flights between LHR and other European airports? Like with AF/KLM CDG and AMS slots? Oh yes, they could. But KLM wouldn't be interested as there's a shorta...Jump to post
In first place, I didn't even know EZY had aircraft in storage which is quite surprising to me. Why didn't they bother to reactivate those earlier when they started building up the TXL hub? Nowadays, they have a bunch of different airlines and aircraft types carrying out the flights on their behalf...Jump to post
It's probably roughly about 55 to 60 percent of their fleet and the aircraft they base around the EU. They have around 300 aircraft so its roughly about a third of their fleet or about 37% of their fleet. I thought they had around 200 aircraft not 300. EasyJet Europe have 111 Aircraft and Easyjet A...Jump to post
Jerry123 wrote:andymartin wrote:Is 111 significant, as in a certain percentage of their fleet had to be reregistered?
It's probably roughly about 55 to 60 percent of their fleet and the aircraft they base around the EU.
I guess its up to the crew on the day. ie for safety reasons they wouldn't be made to continue... but I'd say most would continue CPR during approach and landing. But they certainly wouldn't be obliged to for safety reasons. Its one of those ones where the manual says this but on the day something d...Jump to post
Heard a rumour that VS will switch the Vegas route to LHR and operate it with a B789 from summer '19. Any VS insiders confirm ? Whilst LAS does pretty well in premium & upper, the overall loss of available seats will surely hurt. Presumably the market is not as good as it used to be with BA fly...Jump to post
I really hope AF gets It's act together. And AF-KLM can acquire 31% of Virgin Atlantic. Than possibly VA can reinforce the AF-KLM group. Thus reducing the France influence. AFAIK this is a better path forward than a break-up of AF and KLM. Buying a stake in a loss making airline ie Virgin Atlantic ...Jump to post
Other than the Nationalism that americans dont seem to understand, there are other factors as well like these airlines all have staff unions, each country has different wage laws, different tax percentages and rules to abide by. On top of that each countries pax all work differently with their spen...Jump to post
KLM was a healthy flexible company before the merge, able to change, cut costs and invest. It was build on an extensive international network, a great hub inbetween big markets and the Northwest TATL Alliance. The story KLM can not survive alone was printed into everyones mind to build the required...Jump to post
That's all aimed at the business traveler, but that's not what Norwegian is for. Don't forget that they're an LCC, business traffic is a niche market for them.. LCC do have business pax you realise that? Look at easyJet as an example a big chunk of their flying these days is business travellers hen...Jump to post
VS might not be what it use to be, but its the go to airline for many many Brits! True - However they are on a trend of carrying less passengers each year for the last few years whilst their competitors have been growing (Tui, Thomas cook, etc). I believe EZY is #1 in the UK, BA#2, Tui #3. Vs i thi...Jump to post
I guess they couldn't compete with Norwegian. In fact, the reason BA started flights to Oakland was because Norwegian did the same and they couldn't stand out. Question, based on that statement do you know if Norwegians load factors (and yield) in low season are at a good level? BA obviously feels ...Jump to post
A different way to encourage current management. ... 2013 11m loss 2014 14m profit 2015 22.5m profit 2016 23m profit 2017 23m loss 25.5m profit in the last 5 years. Not that bad to go broke... True... although defo underperforming against competitors posting healthy profits ie EZY/IAG etc who also ...Jump to post
qf789, Thank you for putting together such a detailed post. Excellent work. There certainly has been a lot negative views towards this up coming service but when look back to a 55hr trip to LHR reduced down to 17.5hrs it’s impressive how far air travel has come. Wish QF the best on this adventure h...Jump to post
Although profit / loss is an important measure, don't forget to look at cash generation. Thus, loss making company is not necessarily a bad company. P&L is just one of mang factors that must be analysed/considered. Although, a long term loss making generaly signals problems and questions its go...Jump to post
All that won’t stop people predictably predicting the demise of the company ‘in it’s current form’ or ‘in 5yrs’ when they safely won’t be called out on it. However posters on this site have been hoping/saying that for the last 15+yrs and they’re still here - and in very different form as well. Like...Jump to post