A very long list of cancellations for 16 September too! They will cancel around 2% of their flights over the next 6 weeks as the stuffed up and worked the crews to the max over summer and didn't allow enough leave to be taken... which essentially means they didn't have enough crew to fly their publ...Jump to post
Norwegian already said a few months back they will scale back short haul ops at LGW in favour of using those slots for long haul flights so this works well for both easyjet and Norwegian at LGW. Presumably they will do the same at CDG/BCN. I presume we will see more of these types of arrangements es...Jump to post
My first flight was on an East West Airlines (Australia - now defunct) Fokker F27 flying from Melbourne to Wynyard.Jump to post
De-facto they will also keep the Amsterdam flight, flying for KLc. Shame that this is all thats left for a airliner once connecting the city with a large fleet to destinations across western Europe. Wonder what happens to the big order of SSJ's though, for pure ACMI there fleet is big right? I beli...Jump to post
So their strategy in France is AF - Full service short / mid / long haul Hop! - Regional Airline Transavia - Low Cost short / Mid haul Joon - Full Service Short / Mid / Long but for melennial customers? Seems like a lot of brands with some duplications... interesting strategy but not one that I thin...Jump to post
Virgin Atlantic's "4 engines 4 long-haul" A340s. To be honest I think the A340-300's at the time were a good choice for Virgin Atlantic. What I think was a BAD choice was the order for A340-600's. That should of been an A330 or 777-300ER order. Bizarelly 10 years down the line they did ac...Jump to post
Sounds like forward bookings on PER-LHR is doing well Qantas is keen to develop more non-stop routes after the surge of bookings for the Perth to London Boeing 787 non-stop service that will start in March. http://www.airlineratings.com/news/qantas-challenges-boeing-airbus-range/ I'd hope so given ...Jump to post
Qantas would also have the knowledge on how much passengers are prepared to pay, they will be using the data from PER-LHR and from all accounts from what I have heard forward bookings are strong. I would hope the bookings are strong. The reality is that it is just a reroute and downguage of the exi...Jump to post
Link/Source: https://skift.com/2017/08/14/easyjet-pilots-ask-airlines-founder-to-intervene-on-cost-cutting/ "EasyJet Plc’s French pilots have appealed to Stelios Haji-Ioannou, the U.K. discount carrier’s founder and biggest shareholder, to intervene in a dispute with management over the impact...Jump to post
So it is down to Easy and LH to share the rest of AB. Will be interesting to see if U2 moves a bit closer to the LH group in the process and might even feed EW long-haul. If U2 were to buy into AB's short haul it would definitely give them a legs up in the German market where now they have been str...Jump to post
Easyjet have made acquisitions in the past ie Go, GB Airways, TEA. Perhaps they may look at acquiring AB and setting up a base at DUS ad consolidating their position at SXF. Stranger things have happened and it would give them a big leg up in the German market.Jump to post
One slight problem... how to get to Gatwick that early? Fine if you live in London, but if you live anywhere else those flights are way too early. You need a feeder flight to Gatwick in the middle of the night to make the connection to the early flight to New York. For that reason for me those flig...Jump to post
Always wondered what is keeping BA from flying redeye both ways to GIG at least matching the competition of AF and LH. The opportunity cost of using a slot at LHR is about the highest of any airport on earth, and the late night slots that would facilitate a westbound redeye aren't exactly plentiful...Jump to post
HOLY SHIT, I just heard The Mooch resigned after less than a week on the job. Breaking news has it that Trump found out he lied about doing the Fandango, he actually doesn't and lied on his disclosure statement. He was fine with the lightning but couldn't handle the thunder. It may have been his wi...Jump to post
Who owns Virgin Australia? Any chance DL could purchase an equity stake? Something like 20% Etihad, 20% Singapore Airlines, 22% Nanshan Group, 13% HNA group ad about 8% Virgin the remaining share I believe are on the public market. DL already have a JV with Virgin Australia and given the company is...Jump to post
Unfortunately the days of having crew bases across the globe for airlines are gone. If they need Portuguese speakers then surely they can just roster them from LHR. Whilst they may not have done this in the past going forward its certainly going to be cheaper than having external crew bases.Jump to post
This is the confirmation that Virgin Atlantic is finished as an independent airline, although that's been clear since the Delta takeover. They have very few assets apart from Heathrow slots. They don't even own the brand. Geoff I wouldnt even consider the LHR slots to be assets anymore as the have ...Jump to post
This has some pretty big news and the headline (while taken from AF-KLM PR) doesn't given enough info. I think they fact DL and CE each are buying 10% of AF-KLM is significant, moreso than AF-KLM buying 31% of Virgin Atlantic. Ultimately, this is a huge expansion of DL's influence (remember DL owns...Jump to post
I think this is all about letting VS into the transatlantic JV rather than needing help. . VS is expected to post around 90m loss this year..so not exactly in a great position. I see it more as the original DL deal not going to plan and DL asking its mates AFKL to buy in to give more control via a ...Jump to post
Why would delta want a stake in Air France / klm? Would think they would not want the mess that comes with Air France. Even if partners already. To protect their position in the UK market with VS? This whole deal has a DL tinge to it... I mean taking a 10% stake in AFKL to allow AFKL to fund the VS...Jump to post
It seems by this deal that DL hasnt been able to make VS the success it thinks it has the chance to be. By calling in their partners... they think this may work. (ie DL taking 10% in AF/KL to fund the AS/KL VS purchase). Anyways... my question... I understand with open skies between EU -US they can ...Jump to post
So not only does DL have a 49% stake in VS, and now an another indeircet 2% stake they also have a 50/50 JV with the US routes.. (effectively 75% DL share after ownership).. so it seems clear where the "influence" now at VS is.Jump to post
Monarch cancelled its 787 order back in 2010/11 because they said it wasn't the right aircraft for their long-haul strategy. In hindsight, given the rise of DY (and now TCX and VS out of MAN), could they not have carved out a much-needed niche for themselves? Just seems to me that this once great a...Jump to post
Beyond being closer together with Delta, AF is simply much bigger than KLM. It would be a massive shift to place that much reliance on KLM and AMS for delta. If you take out ORY (which has little relevance for DL) AF isn't that much bigger than KL anymore, the past 18 months alone KL grew 15% more ...Jump to post
And from Easy Jet (via reuters): EasyJet said it will re-register 110 planes to fly under the new AOC That will keep the registration spotters busy for a while. I suppose the aircraft itself will not move to an Austrian base and just keep flying from airports all over Europe? Exactly... just as the...Jump to post
There's no guarantee that this will work out . Air France and Lufthansa will probably argue that its just a scam to allow a British airline to have its cake and eat it after Brexit . And to be fair it does look like a scam ... Brexit means Brexit , out is out , they should lose their intra European...Jump to post
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/reuters/article-4695906/Britains-easyJet-picks-Austria-EU-air-operator-certificate-Brexit.html So they will create a new airline easyJet Europe that will be based out of VIE to enable the continuation of intra EU flights. This will bring the groups airlines to 3 eas...Jump to post
gunnerman wrote:The A380 looks dead. And I can't see DL being enthusiastic about it either.
SFOtoORD wrote:anstar wrote:San Fran
No such place.
Other than Orlando, on what routes do Virgin and Norwegian compete from LGW? I don't think you can characterize anything as Norwegian eating their lunch. Well Norwegian fly to Boston, Los Angeles, FLL (Miami area), San Fran (OAK) from LGW.. all of those cover VS destinations from LHR. Regardless, t...Jump to post
The old British-centred version of VS did not make any money despite its valuable LHR assets. It was pretty much a vanity project for SRB. Delta is trying to leverage VS fleet and slot holdings to maximize return, even if that means flying to "un-hip" but profitable destinations like DTW ...Jump to post
Racist? How did you manage that leap of logic Simple. "pesos" are generally thought of as a Mexican currency in the US and for whatever reason, inferior in value. Why not SkyRubles or Sky Rupees? Either way it denigrates a society. Probably because of location. I mean Mexico is your next ...Jump to post
Mixed Fleet was set up almost 7 years ago as a result of concessions not being reached by crew on the older fleets. A decision was made to introduce a lower cost effective/flexible fleet into the airline which would fly both long and short haul out of LHR. Typically crew take home between £1500-£19...Jump to post
BA Mixed fleet crews were formed around 4 years ago to lower BA's crewing costs. Mixed refers to the fact the fly both long and short haul to maximise flying hours. BA also have legacy fleets such as euro (short haul) and world wide (long haul). Mixed fleet crews are currently on strike to improve p...Jump to post
Anyone having a go at the mixed fleet crew for trying to better their wages needs a reality check. These guys are managing to earn around 1000 GBP (around $1200USD) a month after tax... for a city like london doing the job they do its pretty despicable.Jump to post
United Airline wrote:NichCage wrote:I wonder why Qantas has never flown to KUL.
Otherwise, if MH cuts AKL, maybe NZ could pick up the route perhaps.
QF DID fly to KUL before I think
I wonder if the CAA will allow the use of foreign (ie outside the EU) wetleases?Jump to post
Isnt this like the 2nd or 3rd "Head of Customer Experience" to have left or been asked to leave in nearly as many years?Jump to post
MIflyer12 wrote:LAX772LR wrote:But you can take this a step further, thinking like a 21C airline exec - Carriers should be charging for both checked bags and carry-ons!
Anything BA does is horrendous. Need to fire those idiots that are making the decisions and build the airline up to be world class instead of lowering itself to LCC. You say "lowering itself to LCC" Well some LCC carriers offer a far better service than BA in terms of customer service! Lo...Jump to post
PatrickZ80 wrote:How can there be an unaccompanied piece of baggage on board in the first place? I mean, somebody must have carried it on board. I assume it's hand luggage, not checked luggage.