Question for those that have taken the longer Q400 / ATR flights over open water, what is the turbulence like if there is any? I did a B1900 from Auckland to Blenheim in New Zealand, it was just about two hours, and the cruise was smooth, but the descent and landing were horrifyingly bumpy.Jump to post
If a rebuilt LGA matches the artists renderings, then I'll believe that JFK can be majorly renovated to a good standard on budget and on time. The problem with building in the US, and in particular NY is the lawsuits. People sue over anything. Millions are spent either settling, or doing work so tha...Jump to post
I don't want to be rude, but that is atrocious. I want to blame the photographer because I can't tell if it is blurry, or the logo near the front is really that bad. A younger brand that should appeal to millennials should have more pop. But if the fares are cheap enough, no one will care and fly it...Jump to post
I'm a big fan of the E-Jets as a passenger, and much prefer them to the CRJs (T-tails). I am surprised that EMB would design a jet that is out-of-scope for the US. My suggestion would be to create a US variant of the 175-E2 that falls back within the existing scope clauses that will likely never cha...Jump to post
If it is only flying point-to-point versus driving, I would base it on time of driving. 3-4 hours would seem to be the equivalent of going to the airport, parking, doing the shoeless shuffle, and coming out on the other side. Though by each region is probably varies as well. In countries with poor r...Jump to post
According to another site, this caught CX off guard. Kingboard sold out because they disagreed with SWIRE on the direction of CX. QR will have one board seat. Also, CX may have to release more shares to have the required % amount available for public sale.
I honestly think this is awesome.
Sure, there are traders in Energy futures and probably even some energy related jobs. But the energy companies, ie, the ones that drive Houston's economy are not based in HKG. They would be in China directly, I've met some from Americans who were holidaying in HKG but lived in Chengdu, or Singapore....Jump to post
A couple of things, since SIN is more commodities & energy oriented than HKG, that removes any oil ties that drives a lot of the traffic from other airlines and makes sense that SIN is served whilst HKG is not. Secondly, DFW is served, and HKG is a OneWorld base which would have the funnel traff...Jump to post
jojot wrote:AKL would be nice.
I don't get it either, and I think he/she should be able to complain if there is no logical reason for the fair difference and he/she can see the lower fare prior to moving to the payment section of the website. Presumably, from what is written, he/she is in the UK, but the IP used to connect to the...Jump to post
Not so much a service issue, but I have a problem with the announcements. For example, on a flight from HKG-YVR, the first announcement is always in French, which I'm sure there are no more than 10 French speakers on the flight and those are probably the FAs. But then every announcement is in four l...Jump to post
22 business, 232 coach, this rings of low yield tourist traffic. I stayed at the Sheraton in Pattaya years ago and it was quite lovely but a little ways out of town. The Golf & Tennis Hotel next door looked nice as well. I'm sure some seedy types from Europe and elsewhere will take this service,...Jump to post
I have not seen anything other than the 744 here, nor has there been more than daily for a while. But I'm only able to look out my apartment window a few days a month and all weekends. It would make sense that the route would go 772 or 773 as the 744 fades away. It's one of the few European flights ...Jump to post
Cebo29 wrote:Got my tickets for tomorrow. Should be reporting on this historic flight. Exiting day God permitting.
I would have thought some Middle Eastern Emir, Sheikh, etc..., would have ordered one because he can. I would argue, no one needs it, certainly but again, why not if you can afford it and your citizens will not revolt. budgets are tightening and the rulers are more afraid than ever of being overthr...Jump to post
You don't do sarcasm do you ? :-) Is that what that was? :roll: :D Of course! Since no one was hurt, we can have fun with it. As the host of one of the night shows at 680 KNBR used to say "Angels fly because they take themselves lightly"... That should bring out all the anti-religious nut...Jump to post
I confess I cannot think of a more soul destroying environment than to be in a room without any windows, but isn't that exactly the situation already for most radar/airways traffic centres (what is the correct term for these?) I'm old school, and being able to view an aircraft, with my own eyes (or...Jump to post
Why did they get so much taller in this generation? JFK was one of the first tall ones 24 years ago...now look how far down the list it is. I can understand large airports like MCO and ATL...but it seems everyone gets a tower north of 300 feet today. Some new regulation? I wondered that as well. My...Jump to post
PHX 1x / Daily, 2x Daily in Winter Haha, that would be good for me. I would see, if the NIMBY's don't squeal, decent traffic to key business centers in the midwest: ORD / MDW and northeast BOS / DCA; leisure traffic to Florida, Las Vegas. With International, I can see YYZ and perhaps seasonal to key...Jump to post
Perhaps they should just make a 787 technology line. For example, same size offerings (200, 300, but with barrel construction, no window shades, etc...)Jump to post
Would love to see a repossession and how they would do it. If you can't pay your bills then you get what you get! Maybe they can put it on that show "Plane Repo"... like a two hour special. Where they are supposed to be sneaking an aircraft off the airfield but still have time to install ...Jump to post
I find Emirates pretty impressive, regardless if you think they are subsided. Huge fleet of A380's, best all rounder economy product in the world. Dubai is now one of the busiest airports in the world, no airline can say they have pretty much single handily taken an airport to that level. Have you ...Jump to post
It probably could work, ironically, I think more likely with a high density B77W via MAN as well would be better than direct routes on the B789. Main reason, as already stated, Thailand is mostly a leisure destination, and the Thai diaspora mostly would probably be fine with coach. More than likely,...Jump to post
One would think that there would at least be some Hajj charter company that can pick these up? Then it could do summer runs for the 'white van' crowd to go to the beaches in summer instead of the West Country.Jump to post
Does anyone know when the Cardinals will be leaving to LHR after this Sunday's game. I'm guessing a VS 346 will probably provide the transportation. Listening to the radio after the game, it seems they are leaving Monday at 3pm. Anyone know who's providing the transport? Atlas 747 again? It's a Vir...Jump to post
I would think the Chinese, if permitted by the Canadian government, would bid. Instant credibility in Western Markets for "Chinese' aircraft.Jump to post
910A wrote:Does anyone know when the Cardinals will be leaving to LHR after this Sunday's game. I'm guessing a VS 346 will probably provide the transportation.
I think it could be done. Not just because it suits my needs for family connectivity. There are several business in Long Island and thousands of city executives that reside there. Given the delays at JFK, and the pain that is LGA, I would think there would be business opportunities let alone other l...Jump to post
Missing from the list? Safford, Arizona (KSAD)... It last had air service in the 50s or 60s I think. 3/3.5 hours from Tucson and Phoenix, 4 hours from El Paso.Jump to post
fromheretohere9 wrote:Not all about money, and getting the biggest planes all the time. Just getting a plane that does the job you want it too.
Taipei has in city TSA. No flights Between Hong Kong and Taiwan from TSA, if I remember correctly it is Japan, China, and Korea only. You are correct. I inquired about this a while ago. It seems that if they permitted flights to TSA instead of forcing people from HKG to TPE, they believe they would...Jump to post
Three recent ISP threads. I feel like there is definitely interest in flying from the airport above the current service level. Personally, I think it would be good, if doable (regulatory & NIMBYs), to add service to major hubs westward and key east coast business centers plus Floridian leisure m...Jump to post
The cockpit windows make me laugh. It looks like the kind of plane I'd expect to find rummaging through the trash...Jump to post
I did not realise there was a bunch of NIMBYs near the ISP airport. When you are out there, there is not a lot directly around the airport. It seems like the type of airport that could be a good reliever for the New York big 3, with an island encachement area of its own for people that don't want to...Jump to post