I was at WTM this week and the whole thing sounds like spin. Tell them it’s great and they will come. Sorry Alex the average premium passenger is more savy than to be duped by smoke and mirrors.
Just putting it out there... the common consensus is that EK is reaching market saturation with its hub and spoke operation at Dubai. The eventual move to DWC will help but there are only so many people flying globally and whist there is big growth, EK is somewhat ahead of the game which suggests th...Jump to post
Indeed, the new suites will be 1-1-1. The below is the "leaked" seat map. https://i1.wp.com/milelion.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/photo-5.jpeg That looks like 1-1 to me, 1-1-1 for business, am I wrong? Almost right it's 1-1 for suites & 1-2-1 for business. But closer look at the pic...Jump to post
Having taken an Air Asia flight once I was made very aware of their franchise / partnership set up. When I booked SIN-BKK the marketing was all shiny new A320s, smiling beautiful crew and it all felt very modern. When I got to the airport it was actually Thai air Asia on the most antiquated 737 with...Jump to post
It had to circle for close to 7.5hours before landing back at IST. 7.5 hours circling? Surely they would have been better to actually fly to YUL or at least part way along the route rather than just circle for this time? According to the airbus website the A333 can't land at MTOW of 230 tonnes but ...Jump to post
Hello, Sad news regarding Monarch this morning in very difficult times for the UK charter and short haul market. Where are Jet2 financially? I understand that they run a lean business but there are marked similarities to the Monarch business both in terms of market, ops and fleet. They have been qui...Jump to post
That radio interview is quite revealing. Is what he is saying even legal? Surely you can't expect crew to do the pre-flight stuff (which is neccesitated as part of the job) for free? If so no wonder Ryanair is going south quickly. If I was in a young pilots shoes I'd be running to the other airlines...Jump to post
Interesting analysis but one flight was going to Jo'burg and the other Cape Town so I would suggest the probability calculations need to be adapted to take into account perhaps all the flights to SA from LHR, or maybe all flights to SA from the UK or chose any route analysis you like until you get ...Jump to post
It's definitely the seat fabric from the W seats on the 747-400 which is the aircraft type currently doing LHR-CPT. What I find worse than the pee on the seat is the stewardesses response to it. But that is what we have sadly come to expect from our 'flag carrier' these days.
The days of Emirates and expanding to all points may be behind them. The Scottish market is limited for long haul, even for the ME3. Qatar and Etihad are struggling to find room for both and Emirates would undoubtedly be cannibalising GLA if they launched EDI. Mind you I said that about Continental...Jump to post
Moving away from the shopping Centre speculation, does anybody else note the 777-300ER in the render. Unless this is a mistake by the graphic illustrator, I'm going to say that as soon as this is open we should expect an announcement from EK
Used to fly on the BA RJ100's a lot back in the early 2000's on the 'financial services express' EDI-LCY out of Edinburgh (from memory) at 07.20. They were definitely unique aircraft although in the BA 3-3 config they were definitely cramped! I think there are a few private ones flying about, the qu...Jump to post
Checked baggage is handled at ground level (i.e. that's where it comes out of the plane). Therefore it makes sense to have baggage claim on the same level to save the not inconsiderable energy it would require to move baggage up a floor (and then inconvenience people having to take it down again). ...Jump to post
I saw a trip report on Youtube of the EDI-PVD flight and it is seriously weight limited to the extend that a lot of the pax have their own row of seats both sides of the isle. That might change with the MAX but that must be hurting bottom line. The 738 really is being stretched on these missions. Sa...Jump to post
KQ also confirming damage to the engine on Twitter. I wouldn't be surprised if there is damage to the inside leading edge of that wing given the position and force of the tug as it ripped the fuselage. The aircraft is 8 years old so will be interesting to see what happens as that looks to the layman...Jump to post
I basically can not use A.net on my phone now. Have totally given up. Everytime I try to access this site on anything other than a desktop it blocks my access and redirects me to the sweepstake page. As over 50% of internet traffic is now on mobile this must be having some effect on traffic to A.net...Jump to post
This just happened to me this morning too. I hope to goodness we're not to bad old a.net
Slightly off topic but relevant, I remember taking off from SIN on a 773ER and looking down the corridor from the front and you could see the entire aircraft flexing as it accelerated and took off. I was slightly shocked at the time but put it down to normal flex. On another flight I went for a walk...Jump to post
Australian Business Traveller highlights the seating plan loaded into the GDS suggests that (at least) the centre-cabin suites might be bigger to accommodate a 'class above First' with miss-aligned doors suggesting two distinct spaces in the new suites. Perhaps a separate bed and seat. https://www.a...Jump to post
You can blame Demand Media (now Leaf Group) for the shambolic management of the site migration and loss of features. Not that they'd listen.
Over on EKs Facebook and website they have announced the long awaited new F product will debut in November 2017. https://www.facebook.com/Emirates/posts/1198009420308805:0 https://www.emirates.com/media-centre/emirates-new-first-class-product-to-be-unveiled-in-november The product will launch on the...Jump to post
Sorry what's the issue with the A330? You say it doesn't seem to be a great fit? I think it's perfect IMHO. Because EDI carries a lot of premium traffic and the A330's have 22 J seats vs the 2-class 787 which has 25. Small change but = extra revenue. Or maybe they could fly the three class as EK se...Jump to post
Hello, EY seminally enjoy successful service to Edinburgh for almost 2 years now, coupled with premium heavy traffic on the route (with the small J cabin on the EY A330) and rumours that the A330 will leave the fleet at some point in the not to distant future would add up to hopefully an upgrade to ...Jump to post
Emirates have published a tongue in cheek post to Facebook calling out United CEO Oscar Munoz for his comments about the ME3.
https://www.facebook.com/Emirates/video ... 045500343/
Rally (read protest) and press conference at Chicago O'Hare at 6pm local (1 hour from now).
https://www.facebook.com/events/1895621 ... discussion
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/uniteds-stock-is-set-to-fall-5-and-wipe-1-billion-off-the-airlines-market-cap-2017-04-11 So the stockmarket does not like bad news. United Continental Holdings Inc stock fell sharply, recovered a bit and closed 1.1% down today, wiping $225m off the airline's value. I...Jump to post
the article doesn't say, but did the test flight LCY-JFK carry any kind of meaningful load? The (obvious) thought here is that if the C-Series can hop the pond with a business class only configuration, then this seems to be a major win over the current 1-stop A318 ops at BA.
A friend on mine just flew his family on BA F on the LHR-JNB and said it was terrible. Knackered 747, service was lacking, lost bags and the IFE was on the blink. When you are paying top dollar (whatever class) on an airline that claims to be premium you expect it to be better! Frankly on domestic f...Jump to post
I would be very interested to know the security risk they believe is present here. If they are still allowing mobiles in the cabin, then the communication with an external / other entity is still there. What is stopping an iPad or laptop protecting? It is not possible AFAIK to interfere with the air...Jump to post
And... drum roll please; the ME3 aren't subsidized by the government.
The article doesn't state who the headphone manufacturer is?
I'd be more worried that the crew wanted to put a sparking electronical device in water. Either the article is wrong or this has been lost in translation.
Either way, hope she is better soon.
So I ended up taking the train home! It sounds crazy but there were literarily no flights from anywhere in northern Germany. BA offered me a flight home yesterday (so 3 days later) and thank goodness I didn't take them up on the offer as the replacement flight was.... cancelled! One of my colleagues...Jump to post