After this decision, two carriers being equal, I would choose not fly jetBlue. So on a given route, vs say American, if price were the same, you’d rather sit in a 29” seat without tv, snacks, free WiFi, etc, or pay for all those, rather then endure a Pepsi. Ok. Oh, and on American you’ll get half t...Jump to post
I'm not sure which route would work for DL to think it needs its own metal. I would speculate, west coast is probably better, though ATL certainly being the cat's meow in the DL network. That said, the only option I see working would be the already crowded LAX route. While ATL would be good for rout...Jump to post
Certainly not, they are already more than halfway through retrofitting their entire 777 fleet with 10 abreast. Sucks too. I suppose I could lose weight though. But you can't lose shoulder width! True--if that were my problem. I can see why Airbus played Wait & See on the 787 response before put...Jump to post
For anybody who hasn't heard/read this from the source or other means... https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/283992/american-files-preliminary-new-a321neo-routes-in-s20/ American files preliminary new A321neo routes in S20 By Jim Liu Posted 22 April 2019 07:00 American Airlines during...Jump to post
I cannot say on the smaller terminal on the south side, I don't know if that was in the works or not. But they are almost doubling the area and already filling in the area for the 3rd runway and additional terminal now. T1 expansion is moving right along as is the new terminal area near terminal 2. ...Jump to post
Qantas94Heavy wrote:ro1960 wrote:Will CX’s 777X have the 9-abreast layout in coach like their current 777s?
Certainly not, they are already more than halfway through retrofitting their entire 777 fleet with 10 abreast.
BI already has a daily flight, sometimes on a 787. I don't think there is a market for more. Besides some Brunei people coming to HK or chine and may be sone oil workers going to Brunei, I don't thing many passenger fly that route point to point. Cargo I am sure BI gets it covered when they send th...Jump to post
I think Emirates or a Chinese airline just got 8 new pilots I doubt very much if emirates or many other airlines would touch these pilots with a barge pole Agreed, but probably for different reasons. If they won't leave their homeland for a new base, say, in Germany. Why would they go to EK (Dubai,...Jump to post
Why doesn't Cathay Dragon fly to Darwin, Australia? I saw some people when I was there in the downtown, and I think they would like a HK flight. But I didn't ask them.Jump to post
I agree not within five years, we discuss this around once a year. Always nice to think about, but I think the 788 is the better equipment to test this route. I don't think AA would plop one on the PHX route, so it would be up to JL. My guess is though, there would need to be another leap. Sure PHX ...Jump to post
[...] I wonder why QF7 backtracked 750 miles from Texas to PHX. Why not just go to larger airports nearby - IAH?? Weather moves west to east. If you went to IAH, you'd fly through it twice, and potentially have it impact the departure from IAH by the time the pit stop was complete. Not sure there's...Jump to post
VS also flies LHR-HKG. It seems there are 4-5x LHR-HKG on CX depending on the day, and I noticed that BA switched the A380 & B77W, used to be the 777 left first, now it leaves second. But still within 30 minutes of each. Since this is about EK, I'm impressed with their London capacity. I'm just...Jump to post
I'm just wondering if they can make LTN and/or LCY work too? For LCY, I am not sure the runway is long enough for departure, but should be ok for landings. They'll need to clear the ramp, at least 3-4 gates for their 777s, but they have dinero to make it happen. Any plane that uses LCY has to be ca...Jump to post
VS also flies LHR-HKG. It seems there are 4-5x LHR-HKG on CX depending on the day, and I noticed that BA switched the A380 & B77W, used to be the 777 left first, now it leaves second. But still within 30 minutes of each. Since this is about EK, I'm impressed with their London capacity. I'm just ...Jump to post
It'll be hard since LiveATC is not permitted in the UK. The best would be to check YouTube in case a video spotter was recording with ATC when it happened. The rule is that is not permitted to listen to a broadcast which was not intended for you. I think it is a leftover law from WWII days, like pub...Jump to post
Why's it so hard for airlines to get Canada right? Because transborder taxes can be insanely high, relative to the distances traveled. Thus you have high total-fares (arguably) suppressing the market, but the airlines aren't deriving high yields from them.... which is a big reason why powerful LoCo...Jump to post
It would appear Flair has cancelled all US flying about a month earlier than planned. As is always the case, airlines don’t cancel profitable routes. Then again, anyone with any understanding of the Canadian aviation market knows precisely why Flair badly pooped their drawers once again. Why's it s...Jump to post
As has been said many times on A.net, Americans don't like props... so it stands to reason we don't like buses either. I think the last time I used the stairs was at HPN, but no, bus, we walked to the terminal.Jump to post
How will this fleet fit into Cathay Dragon? To me it doesn't make sense to manage them separately. Cathay Dragon is like Silk Air for Singapore Airlines. It's a full service carrier, with a business class offering. HK Express will be like Scoot, no business class on the narrowbodies, and overall LC...Jump to post
Any anticipated regulatory issues? HKCAD doesn't go against CX, so I doubt other departments would either. I'm curious what direction they will take it. Will they: 1. Expand it, make much of short haul LCC service - this seems logical because they could reduce the T&Cs to match the LCC, but kee...Jump to post
With Swoop, and Flair, can Canada have another airline? I don't want to poo-poo on anyone's dreams but the country is what, 33m people? Even if not the stack of lies some would suggest, and really full of best intentions, I don't think it can work. We’re up to a little over 37 million now. That man...Jump to post
AA mainline will return to YYZ-ORD this summer with a 1x daily A319. This will raise AA mainline at YYZ to 7x daily (2x 738, 5 xA319) -- 2x daily DFW 738, 3x daily MIA A319, 1x daily CLT A319 plus the ORD A319 route. A fraction of the former AA presence at YYZ, but progress nonetheless. A long time...Jump to post
With Swoop, and Flair, can Canada have another airline? I don't want to poo-poo on anyone's dreams but the country is what, 33m people? Even if not the stack of lies some would suggest, and really full of best intentions, I don't think it can work.Jump to post
Virgin Australia flies HKG-SYD, so passengers can connect to that flight after the VS lands. It replaced their own HKG-SYD extension I think. Also there are 5 daily flights between LON and TYO compared to 3 daily and 3 weekly between LON and PVG (excluding VS) so that kinda explains why they don't ...Jump to post
In my experience, the crappy RJ is always late too. But any flight that has anything to do with JFK will generally be late after JFK too. I like the jetHawaiian idea, but I would make adding HKG-HNL compulsory for the 3-way merger to be completed. ;-) Yes you nailed it. Because people booking a fli...Jump to post
None of it means a damn thing if you are 3 hours late and the crappy RJ arrived on time In my experience, the crappy RJ is always late too. But any flight that has anything to do with JFK will generally be late after JFK too. I like the jetHawaiian idea, but I would make adding HKG-HNL compulsory f...Jump to post
They should bring this back. It would open up more slots at congested airports. Good luck getting Americans to fly around in Twin Otters. There’s only a couple of US slot restricted airports. GF Yanks fly them all the time around the Grand Canyon, besides aren't they called Vikings now? When I wrot...Jump to post
BA744PHX wrote:Did anyone else this post in the Miami to Asia thread?
Interesting that Phoenix is #3 at 51 pax to Tokyo well ahead of Miami 32 pax and Philadelphia 26 pax.
Considering that Emirates started DXB to STN on the 08 June 2018 I wouldn't say that it ''took them so long'' to add a second daily flight! This must be one of the quickest additions on the Emirates network after all DXB to STN hasn't even been operating for a year and a second daily flight is adde...Jump to post
A quick check on FR24 shows BR067 does still route TPE via BKK to LHR. Is that better than going north over Japan, into Russia then across before going down into LHR? I saw a couple of China Airlines flights take this route. Anyhoo, I was staying in a cheap transit hotel outside of BKK and saw at c...Jump to post
I would love to think so, and I do believe it could support more flights. However, I don't think it can reliably get the Manhattan business traveler, but it should do ok with those business on the middle of Long Island.Jump to post
But both accidents had something else in common - both were flown by shitty airlines with poor safety record and a long history of violations. This has been discussed at length and I don’t think ethiopian Airlines actually has a poor safety record? Seemingly no, most of their incidents seem to be h...Jump to post
I would think there would be some demand from Honeywell, Boeing, Intel and others in the valley. I don't know if it is enough but maybe 4X a week I think there would be some military too. Fort Huachuca, A couple of Air Force Bases, and Yuma’s Naval Air Station (though the latter probably wouldn’t b...Jump to post
If Islip wants to expand it is going to need a transit option to New York City. It can't thrive solely on Long Island based passengers. This is key. I agree that ISP is a great option for Central & Eastern Long Island, but probably not enough travelers. However, you add nonstop, or limited stop...Jump to post
I just flew R/T HKG-HKT and experienced no issues. Anecdotal to be sure. However, after my visit to Thailand, I feel like it is the Russians that should be doing the safety audit. There must have been no less than 4 flights to Moscow / Russia around noon time, with more scheduled later in the day. W...Jump to post
Don't think their US flights are that full either. Tough to run long haul flights without big feed network. I dno't think ME countries have HKG-AKL traffic rights I don't think they do because they would be using them, but I know Etihad and Jet (I know it is not ME) code shared on a lot of HX fligh...Jump to post
A380 will fly into 2030s easily with the EK. Their own airport is slot restricted, and even if DWC is completed, many of their destinations are slot restricted. Furthermore, as A380 has no resale value, it would very expensive to replace them with new twin-aisles. I would assume EK will fly their A...Jump to post
The good times are short lived on this route. Wait until HX crashes the party just like they did on YVR-HKG and tanked the fares. AC now has the 789 on YVR-HKG Hey, we were able to fly r/t HKG-YVR on HX for HK$21k in business class last year. This year, the cost was higher, at HK$26k and now that t...Jump to post
smi0006 wrote:What sort of autonomy do CI pilots want in decision making?
I can’t comment on any of the Union demands, as I don’t know details but I confess I don’t agree a business isn’t a democracy, why should pilots get to choose their manager?