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
Today Citywing have gone into liquidation. Sad news but not entirely unexpected. ... 10 March 2017 Citywing statement As a result of Van Air losing their route licenses on Friday 24th February 2017, the company has found it difficult to source suitable viable aircraft to fulfil our contracts. The co...Jump to post
I am at ITB in Berlin and today it was announced that both Berlin airports are striking from tomorrow for 24 hours. This has caused travel chaos across the city and event, which is the worlds leading & biggest travel show. I and thousands other at the event are now not able to travel home at the...Jump to post
What I don't understand with this whole thing is this. If EK is fed money by the government why would they need to park planes? They could fly them empty and not have to worry. I think everyone just likes to point and say "SEE! SEE! It isn't possible an airline centered in a geographically per...Jump to post
The fact that the aircraft is so small and the winds were so high suggests that the CAA deemed this to be unsafe operation. I've got about 100 hours on small fixed & flex wing aircraft (which I appreciate is relatively inexperienced) but I was always told that the headwind component should be no...Jump to post
Everything is better apart from the ads and the loss of the airport identifier mouseover (e.g. I used to type EDI and it would tell me that this was Edinburgh when I hovered over it).
Please bring back premium (ad free) membership!
Earlier there was an announcement that North Flying are taking on some of the flights. They are a private jet operator but seem to have a Metroliner which fits the job. Good forvthem that they are finding solutions. Wish them all the best. This must be costing £££.
Yes Citywing is the rebrand of Manx2 who's operator Flightline had the crash in the IOM. The risk of a virtual airline is you rely on somebody for whom you have little or no influence delivering your product. Seems like they've hit a barrier again with Van Air. Looks like Titan are doing the flying ...Jump to post
Hasn't it been a known fact that the dash8 has these landing gear collapse problems? Happens now and then. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dash_8_landing_gear_incidents (know it's wikipedia, but a good list of the accidents/incidents) ;) There defiantly seems to be a theme with the Q400 landing gear ...Jump to post
Press release on the CItywing Facebook page about an hour ago: 23rd February 2017 STATEMENT ON INCIDENT ON THE 23rd OF FEBRUARY AND FLIGHT UPDATES FOR THE 24th OF FEBRUARY Citywing can confirm that Van Air-operated flight 502 took off from the Isle of Man destined for Belfast on Thursday morning but...Jump to post
Definitely wasn't a known problem upon landing as they landed 'faulty' gear first and the engine was still running....
Definitely a new set of blades required as they hit the runway at least twice.
I mean they are in a good location to make a WOW style connection hub with narrowbody across the atlantic. I see them actually doing pretty well. Its the legacy carriers that are gonna feel the pain of the ULCC and LCC across the Atlantic boom. Well ok. But this is not a new tactic for Aer Lingus. ...Jump to post
The Eurostar has been operating the route for 22 years (HS1 making the whole route high speed for 10 years). If you are travelling from the city / central London to anywhere relatively central Paris then the Eurostar was a no-brainer once you take into consideration travel to / from the airport and ...Jump to post
Strange that the 120s are not list but I am not positive that airfleets tracks them.