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....
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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
Connections at LCY are sub par as it’s designed for point to point routes. Connections at LGW often involve a night stop and no protection in the event of a missed connection.Jump to post
The Concorde, Comet and the VC10 couldn't be built today with the engines slap bang next to each other.
Likewise the B747 couldn't be built to carry passengers forward of Door 1 if it was designed today, as there's only one way out and that's backwards from the nose.
[quote="PanHAM} and it is European, not German only.[/quote]
It's German dominated, a recurring theme in modern Europe. A tin ear does not make for a medium term strategy.
LH act like a bully to SN and OS, but isn't even able to have their own house (Eurowings) in order Not really. Its quite simple really - LH Group (like IAG) is a holding company. You want access to the bank coffers you need to earn it. Group will spend finite resources on units where it believes it...Jump to post
What's the VS/DL slot portfolio. In terms of daily departures, for VS it's growing again :
So I guess DL were using some VS slots which have gone back?
In fairness LHR's expansion case started the now discredited "regional connectivity" argument. David can hardly be blamed for pointing out the obvious! We disagree it's discredited, it's an opportunity like Brexit that certain people refuse to see any benefit in. David has a LOOONNG histo...Jump to post
So.. after people were talking Gatwick as Ethiopian 2nd UK destination, MAN has been announced. Operating 4 weekly 788s from December. Not too sure if BRU-MAN wuill be 5th freedom though. Hiopefult itwill be delinked quickly. Remind me, do we really need an expanded LHR to benefit northern Britain?...Jump to post
For a holding company that doesn’t hold an AOC, they’ve just replaced the enormous BA WORLD CARGO branding signs on the South Side at Heathrow with their own IAG Cargo one. Given much of BA Cargo staff were relocated over to IAG Cargo, do BA have their own cargo operation anymore? And will the enorm...Jump to post
Started summer 2006 as GS7965 TSN-CKG-LGW operating Wed and Sat into Gatters.Jump to post
It’s funny how wrong some long held theories turn out to be when someone rebels. Virgin Atlantic of course serves a host of non Atlantic destinations. Northwest Orient began to lose some of it’s lustre when they dropped the suffix, but the best example is “Norwegian” who fly many thousands of passen...Jump to post
JibberJim wrote:Pe@rson wrote:This summer with EK:
6x daily LHR
3x daily LGW
1x daily STN
2x daily BHX
3x daily MAN
1x daily NCL
2x daily GLA
How does the UK DXB traffic compare to other countries?
sandyb123 wrote:Good news for EDI. Will this result in a downguage at GLA? Perhaps GLA will go to 1 x A380 daily and EDI 1 x 773.
Indeed, I lived in E14 at Canary Wharf and the the power goes on as the arrivals come off base leg to turn final, it's not quiet at 4am but it is limited. It would not be acceptable to have that racket all night. Also timezones play a huge part, traffic patterns in DXB and HKG are partially dictated...Jump to post
It’s not a small minority, it’s an enormous majority who would oppose this. No sane proponent of expansion wants landers over London in the middle of the night. Beyond stupid, he must know this is a non starter, perhaps that’s his intent. Stupid beyond belief. When you say “he does have a good point...Jump to post
Hard to beat a dependable Airbus Quad when it comes for filling in for unreliable 787s. Man, it feels good to be an A340 fan right now! It sure does. I love logging in to read kindergarden comments #myplaneisbetterthanyours I wonder if she'll get a repaint? Seems odd given the addition of the four ...Jump to post
VS39/40 launched summer 2007, ended late 2009 to go seasonal summer only, operated as such 2009-16. This route hasn't operated since end of summer 16, so been away a while. With BA/AA in a JV and UA based in ORD and LHR open to all comers, it was difficult to replicate the old magic touch of being b...Jump to post
This is bonkers. You can get a decent fare with BA as they charge through the nose for J on 744s with a premium cabin up to door 4. Really. 86J cabins on the subfleet to JFK. If DI want to lose money flying for peanuts just to build market share, at a loss at the bottom end, then yaaaay for the cons...Jump to post