I simply don't understand what the problem is. FA took some time to check on some photos on iPad, during a flight. Which reminds me of a story by our family lawyer, he passed god bless him. He told me a story of a gypsy King who got caught up with the Police, potentially losing everything asks our l...Jump to post
This is such a black eye for Berlin, now that I think about it they MUST demolish whatever there is to demolish and then plan and execute a grand masterplan to make a new Berlin airport in 3 phases - Main Terminal building with 2 parallel runways - opening capacity 40 million not a soul less to open...Jump to post
Yet Another United F'd'-up Thread :old: The FA was most likely in the wrong and will likely get fired however I have a very strange feeling about this entire story. I am in no way trying to lay blame to the passenger but has she flown with the dog before? Yes, I question competence with her pet. Pu...Jump to post
Airbus in NO WAY needs a new plane to replace the A320neo family anytime soon, it's killing it with the sales and any issues are in PW's remit, nothing major to do with Airbus. The A330neo is actually selling fairly well so far (oh my god I did just go there), it's got 214 orders and hasn't even re...Jump to post
It's a win-win for Qatar and Italy. The 787-8 order will be used by AirItaly while Qatar will get same number (30) of 787-9. Since commonality is very little between -8 and -9 makes sense for Qatar to keep the -9 and AirItaly to get -8 which smaller size actually is better for Europe/MXP (their larg...Jump to post
So from all programs Airbus is seeing some good and plenty of bad going forward: A320/321neo - the cash cow but GTF engine issues keep popping. A330-800/900neo - the smaller sibling is dead on arrival, larger one still not selling as expected due to simply being too large, too heavy for intended use...Jump to post
So why did most of the Airbus A340-300 operators look for replacement so fast? Singapore Airlines, Emirates, Virgin Atlantic, Swiss, Iberia, among others, looking for more efficient aircraft? At least Air France has a considerable Boeing 777-200ER fleet and they are still all active after 20 years,...Jump to post
Starting yet another Indian airline is insane. They should buy into / back an existing project.
Ideally Qatar could sweep Jet Airways but why not also add Vistara into an Indian Airline Group INAG perhaps also adding other assets such as IA/AI.
I smell dirty politics here..ala Najib Razak! During his White House visit and the 787 order for MH, he said he will try to get AirAsia to order GE engines! https://www.nst.com.my/business/2017/09/279137/update-malaysia-airlines-orders-16-aircraft-boeing No doubt about it. Politics requires AirAsia...Jump to post
AMS is a nice airport but has certain issues such as: a) frequent security delays - in fact in all cases I had to transfer via AMS or use AMS as an origin/destination airport comparing it to FRA where security checks and time wasted are minimal/non-existent. b) Arrival at FRA including Zoll/Customs,...Jump to post
I see bright future for A350-1000XWB with many airlines but let's not forget that 35K competes for the same contested territory against its rival Boeing's 777-8 and 777-9. Sure A350-900XWB is very popular but its current popularity/fuel burn/attractiveness dominance and size, is sitting way better w...Jump to post
Once Ethiopian get more mileage on their A350s they can try NRT-ADD nonstop and on to ADD-GRU nonstop. It will add to trip distance only 1K miles. Not that I would be against NRT-PTY-GRU but if that routing is to be achieved I'd go with CM building a long-haul hub operation on their own metal. PTY h...Jump to post
The way I see this acquisition is very positive. Lufthansa has too many airlines and sub-brands to have any use for Niki. IAG on the other hand is the perfect owner of Niki’s operation as it aligns perfectly with their Level brand. I see eventually re-branding or simply introducing Level @VIE
I really wish they resurrect A300 and A310. I used to love those planes, now they all so big.Jump to post
The reality of Legacy vs LCC is quite evident. I am based in Frankfurt, biggest hub for Lufthansa and trust me flying short-haul on the legacy is an abysmal experience vis-a-vis WizzAir and Ryanair who recently were allowed to use FRA airport. There is literally 0 occasions last 2 years where LH wer...Jump to post
I’m pretty sure BA could use more A380s (only 12) but also big heavy fleet of 747-400s (42 strong). People love the plane. With LHR being swamped with A380s from other carriers BA could use at least 12 more. LH are probably sorry for taking 747-8s instead of more A380s. IB and even AF could use few ...Jump to post
I don’t think this thread should be buried in Non-Av. There is no way to eliminate any mention of politics since it is so connected to aviation/governmental issues. I believe that TK has great future, hopefully with the opening of the New Istanbul Airport. Politics aside, Erdogan is a businessman li...Jump to post
Back in 2000 Airbus was contemplating making a new A330 with Al-Li body instead of CFRP. If they had gone that way the A330AlLi would have decimated the 787, especially with the neo upgrade later. This move would have given them great flexibility with a larger A350 down the road. A380 was a done dea...Jump to post
Nobody likes FRA! But I do believe most Italians connect via MUC when possible, resorting only to FRA when the destination is not served out of MUC. And MUC, as anybody will tell you, is rather a nice placei to change flights. For the first time ever have I heard of a particular dislike for Frankfu...Jump to post
I don't believe you for a second. As a society we have been brainwashed we are bunch of cheapos and all corporations are doing us a "favor" by providing service for which we paid. This is our daily life, airline would be the last place to ask for any last minute request. You can see hundr...Jump to post
I rarely have a bad flight. You can turn around a grumpy F/A. I go out of my way to say good morning or hello when boarding. I say please and thank you. Goes a long way. I absolutely agree. I have NEVER had a bad flight. In fact when I used to live in the US I was impressed the most by United. Lite...Jump to post
The problem is actually that American Airlines and all full service Airlines provide pretty much the same service as a LCC nowadays yet they spend tons of money on advertising themselves as premium thus setting expectations that when you pay 10 times over you're going to be treated like a VIP. A pos...Jump to post
scbriml wrote:So that's a "no".
scbriml wrote:Welcome to the club. Now, what are your mental health professional qualifications?
alfa164 wrote:Maybe because Germans seem to have an unnatural affinity for autocratic and despotic leadership?
scbriml wrote:Tell me, are you a parent who's endured the stress of travelling with young infants and all that entails?
Maybe you need to take yet another look, because much of what is "obvious" to you is simply wrong: 1. You deduce the woman is "faking it" because the baby isn't crying? She was the one who, according to other passengers, was hit by the stroller; the baby was barely missed. Wheth...Jump to post
I looked at the video a few times and there are a few things quite obvious: 1. The woman with the baby was totally faking it. Not only because of her very fake wailing but also because her baby was quite calm throughout. I have seen many cases when the mother is genuinely distraught (not faking it) ...Jump to post
The leggings issue is out of hand already. You fly FREE on an employee pass. There is a dress code and rules to follow. Follow it or don't fly. Simple. Let's move on. Please!Jump to post
If Boeing create a 797 similar to 767 but with the materials and engine improvements of the 787 we can have a winner. Same goes for Airbus re-starting the A300/A310neo they have a great chance to keep A330neo as is with A350 as a flagship and re-define short/medium-haul. Many years ago LH were flyin...Jump to post
I think it's a great livery but I really felt like I heard the sound of passing gas once I imagined this finished reading out with the voice of Morgan Freeman: "Our brand new livery evokes the natural beauty and striking landscapes of our great nation." I know nationalistic manifestos are ...Jump to post
I might give SWISS the benefit of keeping a separate brand but that's it. Why keep the SWISS name, but not Austrian and Brussels? That makes no sense at all to me. Europe is still very divided and people are still proud about their origins. Nationalism has gained momentum in a lot of countries in E...Jump to post
Airline consolidation is Europe is way overdue imho. Having so many different brands within the very small-sized Western Europe is simply not sustainable. I will probably be blasted but Austrian Airlines and Brussels Airlines are completely un-necessary and redundant as brands. I might give SWISS th...Jump to post
Bulgaria Air (FB) is a basket case. They never developed into a real carrier, they charge legacy prices yet both hard and soft products are LCC/Charter grade. Sofia will continue to be dominated by WizzAir and Ryanair as the LCCs are flying to/from places with Bulgarian diasporas. Problem stems from...Jump to post
The demise of EK is again quite exaggerated. Some time is needed in order for the entire network to be calibrated around A380s and 777s. What doesn't help is of course Etihad and Qatar also expanding like crazy but time is on EK side. The strategy has been working and will adjust over time.Jump to post
AirBerlin is a hopeless case. The flying public today is looking to pay less fly more. That's why carriers like Ryanair, WizzAir and Norwegian are thriving like mushrooms. To try to pull a second Lufthansa is comical. And from Berlin? Seriously!Jump to post
The times of National carriers in Europe is over. Unless Alitalia becomes Lufthansa Italy or part of a new EU-carrier (AirFrance-KLM-Alitalia) it will always bleed money. Now I will play Devil's advocate and suggest Etihad to merge all it's EU carriers under a single umbrella and management (Alitali...Jump to post
He is absolutely right about Ryanair and their antics. WizzAir accepts both EUR/GBP and local currency on-board (Romanian Leu and Bulgarian Lev respectively) on international flights. Demanding EUR on Romanian domestic flights is literally illegal. I recently visited Bulgaria and on the return fligh...Jump to post
Frankfurt simply doesn't need Terminal 3. It was just an exercise in forward planning but today Frankfurt is underused with ample space in both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Postponing Terminal 3 is a prudent decision unlike Berlin where the issues are completely different.Jump to post
Most locals in/around Frankfurt cannot afford Lufthansa. Try to fly LH with a family of 6 and you'll see why we've personally taken mostly Ryanair, WizzAir out of far away places such as Hahn or Cologne/Bonn which are 2 - 3 hour away from FRA. The Airport is largely underutilized and there's plenty ...Jump to post
I'm sorry for saying it but that's a dumb move. LGW plan would have been cheaper, delivered way earlier and just as necessary as LHR 3rd runway. Demolishing people's homes, closing M25 and the cost oh my. I also have huge doubts it will ever be built. They should have approved both plans (LGW and LH...Jump to post
[ul][quote="DFW789ER] I would be willing to bet 380 sales will never top 400. If it does, they will likely go to EK. They seem determined to fly one to every city the operate. Otherwise, it is still a niche aircraft, at a time when new twins are most coveted by airlines.[/quote][/ul] You may be...Jump to post
I fail to see how EK is wrong on this one. Public absolutely loves it - I talk daily to Americans that choose LH over any other US major solely for the A380 and absolutely loving it. Too bad US majors are missing on the plane. - Lufthansa would have ordered 16 more A380s if they weren't literally pa...Jump to post
I believe now it's time for Airbus to rejuvenate the A300/A310 program. I am certain that it would beat the 767X as it will allow a nice 2/4/2 instead of 2/3/2 and with lighter wing, more efficient engines and all quirks learnt with A350/A380 will make it an unbeatable short and medium-haul workhors...Jump to post
I am extremely saddened when I read comments reminiscent of the Cold War. Why is it considered such a taboo a western airline to order and operate a Russian-made airliner. Superjet 100 has proven to be a capable and well-designed aircraft with a very large content of western-built systems and compon...Jump to post