New delivery doesn’t always mean it’s perfectly timed with the new branding.... although this is PR.
Did the 77W come with the new seats fitted?
PR has so much potential, I hope they can pull this off and come through.
Amazing progress - and a beautiful building, such progress so fast! I do have to wonder if any environmental considerations were taken. Excited to see the new IST open, and the new MCT terminal too! I can’t but be jealous; even with a new airport in Sydney, we’ll never have such beautiful or practic...Jump to post
It could work, but would be lean, only a maybe but I feel NZ could make more money sending a frame to Asia or NA ex-AKL. So why rick the route. NZ is focused on building AKL into a pacific hub. NZ O&D, Australia to north and South America and the PI, Asia to South America - they still don’t have...Jump to post
Any updates on this new visual identity? Well their next 77W should roll out in a few days so I guess we won't have to wait long! I hope it’s revealed on their new aircraft; maybe too late depends when it was finalised. Any word on uniforms or seats? Side note: where do they send their 77W? Do they...Jump to post
:checkmark: :thumbsup: And 64 nmi shorter than SYD-LAX. Is there terrain challenges? SYD-LAX has been flown nonstop for decades since the SP days with 744, 772ER, 77W, 789- why is equipment a concern? You haven’t been to Florida much? ;) The highest point in the entire state is like as high as a fr...Jump to post
Maybe I am the odd one out here, but originally from Europe, very well aware of who Meridiana is along with Air Italy, however... I have no idea what the link between Meridiana as a name and Italy as a country is? Even using translate it comes back with Meridiana in English means Sundial, if someon...Jump to post
I would have rather have them do ADD-LOS-IAH 3-4 weekly on the B787/A359 as its way higher yielding + bigger demand. ORD most likely will also end up being operated via DUB but I reckon it will be on the B789 or A359 as the B788 may not be able to operate with a full payload nonstop from ORD to ADD...Jump to post
Fair Call, hard to make profits its such a blockade in place. I’m sure some people will say they were never going to make a profit - I don’t agree, but in the world of accounting where true magic is possible we’ll never know.... Interesting contrasting QR and EY with their stakes in carriers - Air I...Jump to post
Quite confusing, as Meridiana integrated Air Italy's operations a number of years ago! - a semi-merger of sorts that produced a confusing double fleet (and double liveries!) with aircrafts randomly flying each other routes. I think there might still be random aircrafts flying in hybrid liveries, or...Jump to post
I flew through SYD last night on QF, and noticed that a lot of the old QF branding is still yet to be updated - this particularly struck me on the screens throughout the terminal (like at boarding gates), which should have been easy to re-program, from day one. I wonder what is taking QF so long wi...Jump to post
[list=][/list] Maybe it's this new Air Italy that orders 30 Bombardier CSeries? That would be a diverse fleet for such a small carrier. But would give them a very effective ability to network throughout Europe, Africa and Middle East. Looking forward to seeing the brand, product and livery reveal. A...Jump to post
United Airline wrote:Not very smart to sell their HKG-LHR-HKG right which NZ obtained since the 60s.
I'm actually surprised that VS has lasted this long. I imagine HKG is right up there as one of the most important business routes ex. LHR, with the likes of JFK and LAX so if VS were to drop it it would come as a shock to me. If VS can't make LHR-HKG work, they may as well shut down the company. Ag...Jump to post
Back in the day when QF flew PER-NRT, what was the frequency? I think PER could be a goer as I see PER and WA government subsidising the route a wee bit as they are no doubt supporting QF PER-LHR. As I also suspect MEL airport is supporting the route development of NRT-MEL.Jump to post
Slot-controlled is not the same as slot-constrained/congested. I believe LHR is the only airport where slots are sold. IATA facilitates most slot bidding and swapping. Slots are based not only on runway capacity but also terminal capacity. And there are set windows for slot bidding, swapping and th...Jump to post
Wasn’t this question asked not that long ago by you? NZ sold its slots, unless they ditch their currently profitable LAX-LHR service or buy more slots then no. Unlikely to take the expensive gamble either way. QF? Any remain slots they have leased to BA will be used for AU-LHR nonstops. Ex-MEL/SYD. ...Jump to post
I did notice three 789 parked at LHR one night earlier in the week, seemed odd thought they would have been flying and back in the morning. One did have plastic covering its engines.
How is this impacting the VS route network? Or delayed a retirement?
Does anyone know which cabin crew group will work the 787? I assume QAAC was wondering if anyone could confirm? QCCA MEL, QCCUK and eventually QAL/QCCA BNE. I believe also a domestic mixture of workgroups for MEL-PER-MEL. ThomasCook I think it’s all a bit more mixed now, less fleet based and more A...Jump to post
angelopga wrote:Maybe it's Finnair. Or Meridiana
DocLightning wrote:FoxtrotSierra wrote:ordell wrote:My God, how long would that flight be?
23 miles shorter than ATL-DOH
And 64 nmi shorter than SYD-LAX.
[twoid][/twoid] As a DL mechanic, I hate the new maintenance uniforms. At least we got the shirts toned down. Our primary shirts were to be purple with grey/black accents. For the polo shirts that has been reversed. My other complaint is the polo style has a zipper instead of proper buttons. They lo...Jump to post
I quite like this, it seems to balance the needs for additional revenue and comfort for all passengers. I like that the premium economy cabin will be fairly standalone compared to other carriers so that will enhance the exclusivity. Interesting that there are only 44 W seats. Compared to the planne...Jump to post
I like them, American Airlines are not renowned for being stylish and modern- but these uniforms look rather stylish, chic whilst practical and uniform . DL bucks the trend. I think they look fantastic on all body sizes, which is not easy. And it looks like all pieces for all sizes, if I remember co...Jump to post
Looks amazing to me! Stylish and simple. Not sure on the usage of space in f having the bed made up the hole time. However much nicer than their old mini rail cabin F seats.
The J seats look like the old JL Skypod F seats.
Is there a plan to rollout - auto bag drops (ABDs) at any ports for WN or any other airlines? Slight Segway - can I ask why at LAX, and maybe at other US airports, the agent has to lift the bags from the scales to the Baggage belt? I noticed this for all airlines at LAX. Doesn’t this present manual ...Jump to post
Mahalo , MO'. So next year looks to be the big expansion year for HA, and continuing on into 2019. The big expansion is more likely in 2019. Remember that HA is retiring 7x 763ERs in Q3-2018/Q1-2019 which are being replaced by A321Neos so although next year sees a larger number of deliveries. Net a...Jump to post
Mood lighting in my opinion is a huge branding and customer experience tool that is cheap, but sadly under used. NZ, QR, VX seem to use it consistently and well. QF,CX, and UA poorly. Moodlighting for me, makes the cabin more relaxed and welcoming, as a poster above mentioned you can see a differenc...Jump to post
Any update on the next OZ-USA route? Speculation is that it’s BNE - ..., but what are the dots? DFW, ORD, PHX, SEA? As has already been said about 17 times in this thread, announcement due by the end of the year. I’m worndering, when is the AA/QF JV decision round two to be made? The end of 2017 do...Jump to post
For countries that require quarantine sprays at top of decent, or residual sprays done during maintenance- eg NZ and Australia, do these sprays and the residual treatments not kill them? Those sprays have the effect of holy water. They cannot possibly reach and penetrate even a small portion of all...Jump to post
Maybe you're not aware, but Australian summer school holidays this year run from 17NOV to around 1FEB & it might be the only time long haul divisions make any money. http://www.australia.gov.au/about-australia/special-dates-and-events/school-term-dates Only students out of the classroom in Nove...Jump to post
A real revolution of the economy meal service was if followed QF and removed the tray - which at the same time increased portion sizes, choice and quality. It’s now served on a mini tray in a casorole dish bigger than many see in some short haul business class. Odly a lot of Pax missed the tray and ...Jump to post
I think the finishes in the J cabin are nice, the shelf is a bit pokey on the arm rest, and takes up some space. Premium economy looks good - the lack of a proper bulkhead and curtains is appalling, meal services will be conducted at different speeds, allowing light and sound to flow through the cab...Jump to post
do any LCC's or ULCC's with new & expensive fleets, leave aircraft parked for long periods ? (know Allegiant used to park many of their mad dogs on tuesdays, as quietest day of the week) If you paying a leasing fee by the month, not by the hour, you ideally want to fly the aircraft as many hour...Jump to post
Premium economy looks very tight. Not sure how someone at the window seat is expected to get out of their seat when the people in front are reclined. I watched the walk through of the cabin. No curtains around the lavatories down the back in economy, so the light will spread through the cabin. The ...Jump to post
Cabin looks great - is there a bar/snack station for economy? Any difference is the bathroom? Or Boeing standard. That W seat pitch does look tight, be interesting to sit in it and see. Amazing to see how far PTVs have come from the old postcard sizes! Looking forward to a trip report with the new c...Jump to post
That’s cabin is very classy looking. I do like the dark features on those seats over the 330 seats - will look great with the mood lighting I hope QF uses it to the full extent like NZ/QR, and doesn’t ignore its potential like other carriers. Pity they didn’t manage a roo on a couple of the bulkhead...Jump to post