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.
Does 'listening session' mean Trump speaks and the airlines listen? Or maybe the opposite? What if the ME3 are restricted in their access to US airspace on the terrorism bandwagon excuse to put America (the airlines of America) first. Given the Visa debacle this might be retaliation? After all, terr...Jump to post
What is their business plan? I mean CLT dosent generate much O&D traffic, especially when its flights to WV and they dont interline with AA or have a big hub at CLT so what is their business plan, serving WV and FL routes with one stop at CLT? I'm not local so can't comment on the market opport...Jump to post
Is this not common? I buy lounge access regularly when I have a layover of more than an hour or two. Do you do this in airline lounges or in 'private' lounges oersted by desperate businesses. I am not familiar with airlines I know offering own-brand lounge access for a fee? It's either in the ticke...Jump to post
What? No way! Having flown a few times in EK F (and paying for it) I really valued the peace and service of the EK F lounges at DXB. If all of a sudden the lounges are populated by anyone willing to pay then it seriously devalues the experience, personally speaking. There is also something about tha...Jump to post
A good example of the shambolic SAA management is the fact that their new (and not very good in my opinion) website which is not yet published is ranking 2nd on Google for all the world to see. https://preview.flysaa.com/ I am close to this type of stuff so probably think its a bigger deal, but what...Jump to post
Would they have contracted Fraport, Munich airport, Hochtief or Bilfinger Berger to built them an airport to open at set date and to cost not more than sum X, it would have happened. Unfortunately these organisations are not immune to this type of incompetence either. Here in Edinburgh Bilfinger ha...Jump to post
That's not really a human flying drone IMO. It's a 'traditional' drone pulling / carrying someone dangling underneath. This is a human flying drone, albeit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJC-icrChsw . This is seriously cool tech and something I hope to fly in in the future, although I believe it is...Jump to post
crazy that they don't put the A380 biz class seat in the 777 and standardise their fleet. Pretty sure the Longhaul Business Class is now standard across the longhaul fleet (including the 777's used for these more distant routes). EK have an all long-haul fleet, although they do have some relatively...Jump to post
I experienced the new EK J seat at the reveal at ITB in Berlin back in March. I liked it and was an incremental improvement. But not very revolutionary and the person showing me round it told me that some of the materials used to make it feel high-quality were to be de-scoped for the actual planes f...Jump to post
http://www.loganair.co.uk/images/LASpreadsWings.png Christ looks like one of the BA World Tails... https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/99/British_Airways_Boeing_737-436_Benyhone_Tartan_Wedelstaedt.jpg/220px-British_Airways_Boeing_737-436_Benyhone_Tartan_Wedelstaedt.jpg Will wait ...Jump to post
It is still possible to book Logainair flights with BA so the revenue stream is still there (both ways). I wouldn't be surprised if Flybe remain codeshare partners. A lot of travel to Loganair's destinations is essential travel so it doesn't rely on the marketing machine to fill planes. Loganair als...Jump to post
When I visited Ko Samui on Bangkok Airways I was amazed how close the 'terminal' was to the runway. Apple Maps puts it about 150 meters from the centreline.
Great airline 5 years ago!
Monarch has 3 divisions, held by separate companies. Airlines, Engineering and Tour Operations. If you check last year's accounts 2015 you'll see that Airlines made £40m last year, with all the talk about EDITDA it's worth noting it didn't pay any tax as they had losses brought forward. It sounds l...Jump to post
That's not the only short flight with the A340. QR does DMM-DOH on the A340. What does that have to do with MAD-LHR? There are lots of short flights with widebodies around the world, even with the A380 but that's not what this thread is about, is it? Because it's about 200km flight. I think he was ...Jump to post
Effective 03 October 2016 Emirates will implement a charge for advance seat selection before check-in on Economy Class Special and Saver fares. Seat selection will continue to be complimentary when check-in opens 48 hours prior to departure. There will be no charge for advance seat selection for Eco...Jump to post
Not taking any side here, but one thing everyone here is missing: a stall has nothing to do with speed. It is only dependant on the angle of attack. And that again is not only dependant on the pitch. That really isn't very accurate. An aerodynamic stall has everything to do with the speed of the li...Jump to post
It was only a few weeks ago an Air Transat crew were arrested for the same reasons at GLA. Are they more on top of their monitoring at GLA than other ports?
Note that all the window blinds are shut so could this actually be the opposite, the aircraft was empty hence the early rotation based more on the aircrafts natural want to get Airborne rather than anything that the pilots actually input? IIRC (and certainly based on anything small / tiny I have flo...Jump to post
whilst Glasgow is currently embarking on a stand expansion plan with new concrete being poured as I write, I'm of the understanding that no Code F facility is planned as yet. It's all a bit curious though .. And that's straight from the cow's mouth ! ;-) Not forgetting that EK has done an A380 rota...Jump to post
Said nothing like that to my knowledge, what it did say though was that "We" had the right to change the service, with or without giving notice to the user base. If you had the right to change the service, I deserve a right to a refund for services NOT provided (i.e., refund for First Cla...Jump to post