Isn’t the security theatre, er interview an FAA rule for US carriers?Jump to post
Galwayman wrote:I agree ... FR is starting to look a bit left behind compared to Wizz with their A321s ....
As they operate BGI on A330s they could just upguage it if demand is high. There is also no real need to fly the additional leg as an add on as they could just transfer the PAX onto an interisland flight at BGI. Except the competition do exactly that so why book with VS in that case? Btw T3 has som...Jump to post
https://twitter.com/virginatlantic/stat ... 5080761344
New A350 coming to leisure routes as well.
According to the social media team.
So maybe not
OK I need a life, the whole picture from summer 2005 to date. Flt No Routing VS001 LHR-EWR VS002 EWR-LHR VS003 LHR-JFK VS004 JFK-LHR VS005 LHR-MIA VS006 MIA-LHR VS007 LHR-LAX VS008 LAX-LHR VS009 LHR-JFK VS010 JFK-LHR VS011 LHR-BOS VS012 BOS-LHR VS015 LGW-MCO VS016 MCO-LGW VS017 LHR-EWR VS018 EWR-LHR...Jump to post
That's less than MAN! Maybe MAN is where their future expansion should be. BA doesn't seem much interested. They are doing just that. In 2019, VS will increase their capacity at MAN by 20% compeared woth 2018. https://www.ttgmedia.com/news/virgin-atlantic-reveals-major-manchester-expansion-14338 Th...Jump to post
Even if you find slots you won't find available gates in T3 during the day. Of course they could move to T4, which the airport wants them to do, as part of the plan to make T4 the home of Skyteam and non-aligned carriers and T3 the OneWorld terminal, but as they've steadfastly refused up to now, I ...Jump to post
And therein lies the problem. Historically VS has been something of a BA parasite; just feeding off the prime routes where it could get the suckers in. They never got into the mindset of trying things out and getting out of their comfort zone. Even Little Red was a BA-clone, or more the ghost of BD...Jump to post
questions wrote:As a friendly reminder:
VS = Virgin Atlantic
VA = Virgin Australia
VX = Virgin America
hongkongflyer wrote:At one time news said that once HX begin their London flight, VA will codeshare with them and end their own flight to HKG.
I can’t believe there are people literally defending a lack of a ceiling in a flagship piece of national infrastructure. Oh wait, a GIP shop, sorry. Love the fact that we plebs are forbidden on pain of arrest to take photos at baggage reclaim (at LHR anyway) and EDI merrily posts them on twitter. Ma...Jump to post
The WestJet conversion to 787 might actually help Rouge. It shifts WS' focus from competing with Rouge to competing with mainline. Its a completely different market space, which will free up some wiggle room in the lower cost segment. Unless WS wants to start offering free first checked bag, free a...Jump to post
Surprised BA doesn't have well established destination choice from BHX, MAN, NCL, EDI, and etc after all it called British Airways. Virgin should take efforts on making MAN a better hub. Flying into MAN and taking train to London is cheaper anyways than flying DFW to LHR direct. Why are you surpris...Jump to post
Flew GLA-YYZ and back with them, legroom was fine but it’s only three weekly high season and was only 2/3 full. IFE was u/s on the way back but I tend to read. Agree it’s sub par to have both mainline and Rogue to London, they end up cannibalsing their own yields. BA dropping 777 capacity into the L...Jump to post
Not much room for new destinations from Heathrow since the airport is more then full. Only way to start something new is to give up something else in return. It's called churn patrickZ80, out with the old... This year we have seen Capital Airlines, Tianjin and Hainain all launch new long haul from ...Jump to post
Americans use different pronunciations which helps. UK has “Speedbird two one five four” whereas in the US airspace, this becomes “Speedbird twenty one fifty four heavy”. The first sounds a lot more like other similar callsigns and so often UK callsigns are amended. Anything with a number which is a...Jump to post
Is this a new thing? They were always AC before, doesn’t every other airline use their own? Even Norwegian use DU and they’re far from legacy.
Who are R7 Unilode?
Korean Air used to have a deeply unsafe culture that was only turned around when a Western approach was mandated on the flight deck, Delta were I believe very helpful in training. I wonder if Asiana need something similar, there seems to a be a complete lack of willingness for observers to speak up.Jump to post
LGW Daily long haul by airlines 2018S BA 12 772 DI 10 789 VS 5 A330/ B744 EQV Virgin is slightly down on the 13 years I have been down South, BA is at 1.4 times it's 2005 figure pre Open Skies when IAH,ATL,DFW all moved to LHR. DI is not all net new but strong growth from a single daily B788 in 2014...Jump to post
If you think the unlawful air quality in west London has "nothing to do with Heathrow" - good luck to you! If you think a larger airport with hundreds of thousands more movements a year is "probably greener" - good luck to you! Ah, if I understand you correctly, you are now agai...Jump to post
Sorry but cliches about “endless possibilities” and “out of the box thinking” have led to a weak balance sheet, a dartboard of route planning, a confused fleet and mixed focus, i.e. serving LGW-JFK on DI whilst opening up SWF on D8. Guys this is a classic disruptor going hell for leather for market ...Jump to post
Didn't flyglobespan go down this path a few years back? They were the future once too. As for DUB having more European connections than LHR to self connect with, there's a degree of insanity, in flying across the North Atlantic to self connect an unprotected connection on O'Leary-Air. Grounds for di...Jump to post
No need to Ryanair to Dublin at all, the UK is NOT an island - it has a land border,lots of UK people will just drive an hour or 2 across the border to use Dublin Airport . Saves them a fortune and they get a great range of transatlantic flights to choose from. Norn Iron has DUB as a good option, n...Jump to post
And the winner is Dublin, flights start March 2019 Because of the ADP situation obviously Considering that you state ''obviously'' I suggest that you get it right as it's, APD as in Air Passenger Duty NOT ADP! BTW ADP is not a situation it's a fact of life and it hasn't really affected the ever inc...Jump to post
BA turned against having franchises in the UK 10+ years ago when GB Airways was bought by easyJet. It terminated the Loganair franchise at the same time. BA effectively paid Flybe to take the old BA Connect regional operation off its hands. I certainly don't think IAG would be interested in buying ...Jump to post
https://order-order.com/2018/06/19/grayling-faces-judicial-review-new-airports-cock/ They proposed the extended northern runway concept at LHR which was rejected, but they're now heading for a judicial review. I don't get who they are? If the owner is HAL and they need to part finance and build the ...Jump to post
One of the reasons Pan Am bled out was American launching US-Europe with new B762s out of ORD and DFW.
Ironically AA walked away from a frankly enormous European presence when STAR was born and now focuses on LHR with BA....
C'est la via
Preswick (PIK) in Scotland never had any air-bridges but a daily series of B747, L1011 and DC10s.Jump to post
SNN is not a hub for IAG, it’s really not. EI fly two leased B757s, one each to JFK/BOS, mainline have one based A320 doing 3 trips to LHR and the rest is Stobart. At Dublin however, Aer Lingus have to send a whole load of flights out of T1 gates as T2 is chock full in the morning with US carriers a...Jump to post
I wonder whether bland modern airliners really merit a place in a museum. There will be loads of these about for many years to come. And in my opinion displaying an aircraft with no engines is just gross. I wonder why anyone wants to display all those Spitfires and Lancasters? We need to move on fr...Jump to post
Where did you get that number from? It's the reality of obtaining approvals for and then building a large and complicated piece of infrastructure in the UK. That's what the vote in Parliement will decide, the barriers you are alluding to were the Judical ones, many of which Osbourne intentionally r...Jump to post
Assuming these get through, it will likely be 15-20 years before the new runway / terminals are open. Where did you get that number from? It's the reality of obtaining approvals for and then building a large and complicated piece of infrastructure in the UK. That's the vote, the barriers you are al...Jump to post
@LupineChemist Just compare the volume of pax connecting with EI at DUB vs BA at LHR. Then do it again. Then delete your post. Context EI@DUB 13 x A330 2 x 757 = 15 long haul aircraft BA@LHR 120 long haul aircraft Given a fair % of short haul just exists to feed long haul and many long haul routes d...Jump to post
They really need to add DTW-MAN it is a big whole in the DL/VS network. Disagree strongly. They're operating a MAN-ATL flight 3 weekly on a B744 which to my mind will kill yields. VS are doing to this route what AA did to their own MAN-ORD service. The best aircraft for MAN long haul IMHO is the A3...Jump to post
It’s not remotely business friendly though for a serious player like MAN to have JFK on a B744 thrice weekly on a 747 in winter. That’s so 1980. We can’t all be saying “consumers only care about price and not brand loyalty” and then in the next breath suggest a daily narrow body is worse than a 3 x ...Jump to post
It makes perfect sense. From a marketing perspective (I work in marketing and graphic design so I know what I'm talking about - not just spouting emotion without any foundation like so many here), the new livery does evoke a much more premium feel than the previous. Dark blue and white is a timeles...Jump to post