This is one of the old agricultural windmills which scatter the countryside around Palma. Whilst the land it used to serve was turned into PMI, the building was preserved as a novelty within the airport.Jump to post
Thing is, the trip costs of a Do328 are practically the same as the ATR 42-600, whilst the latter offers a bunch of extra seats.
I question the market size here for a warmed over design.
The 9 or 10 abreast difference isn't necessarily that noticeable in seat pad width, but shoulder width. I've got fairly broad shoulders and have done 10 abreast on the 77W a few times. It is horrible when you are seated next to someone else with broad shoulders - enough for me to avoid the 777 where...Jump to post
Going back many years I reached FL450 whilst flying PVG-AMS with KLM on the 74M. The flight was very light and we had strong headwinds at the lower levels, so we went above them! One of my all time coolest flights; super crew and what a view - the sky was the kind of deep blue that looks like you co...Jump to post
Several years ago I was at a Chrylser training class in Auburn Hills, Michigan. They had an electric Fiat 500 there and said that the car actually should cost $80,000, but they took a massive loss to sell it at $35,000, so they could move some product in California.. That was Marchionne bullshit. T...Jump to post
If they have 120 million, let them try.
For me the biggest question is whether there is still a sufficient market for Concorde pleasure flights, at the kind of price point which makes an operation commercially viable.
I also really want to buy a 'modern' classic soon, preferably to restore. I'm thinking Ford Capri, always loved these since I was a kid and a friend's parents had one: Ah, the Ford Capri - brings back fond memories! Good choice! As a kid I was so mad at my dad that he didn't buy one. Needless to sa...Jump to post
I drive a 320D, don't have a picture to hand, but it's essentially this model and colour: http://masbukti.com/manufacturers/bmw/bmw-320d/2014-bmw-320d-touring/2014-bmw-320d-touring-18.jpg Pretty comfortable despite having run flats and very economical on long trips, even when I'm not hanging around....Jump to post
Christ, I was still a virgin when I first joined this site. Oh wait, so was everyone else...
In seriousness, first joined in 98 or 99, then rejoined again in 2004. It's been a blast, despite some highs and lows in this forum's history, and I've made some very good friends.
The UK.gov sends billions to Rwanda, who then chose to reinvest some of that in a PL sponsorship. That's bound to get more than a few knickers in a wad - here's looking at you, Daily Wail. £64 million is the figure being quoted in the UK press. Frankly, good on them. Rwanda's tourist authority are ...Jump to post
Imagine switching to ATR72 with all your pilots rated for Q400. Q400 is good enough to reach in to middle europe from UK. Q400 straddles turboprop to regional jet divide better than an ATR72 Q400 potentially holds more paying passengers. If only they could afford young or new Q400s. And yet with al...Jump to post
They have 2 fleet types once the E195s go they'll have aircraft perfectly suited to their operations. I disagree - the ATR 72 would be the perfect aircraft, especially when paired with the ERJ 175. Such issues with the current fleet are well known within BE too, but they are not in a financial posi...Jump to post
I direct you back to http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1394319#p20410033 Maintenance costs are high. A mostly one type fleet will make FlyBE more attractive to a potential acquirer. They have 2 fleet types once the E195s go they'll have aircraft perfectly suited to their operat...Jump to post
opticalilyushin wrote:BAWLGW wrote:BA CITYFLYER might be interested in taking them off their hands?
If they did it wont be for LCY, the 195 isn't certified
So many airlines operate the same a/c. How can one airline operating an a/c be noisier than another airline operating the same exact a/c assuming similar winds, descent pattern, etc? By not following the preferred routings for noise and by using more of their night-time quota. I suspect it's Egypta...Jump to post
I'd say France is a strong contender.
Thousands of flights a day in the summer pass through French airspace en route from Northern European countries to Spain / Portugal and North Africa. Plus flights from Southern / Eastern Europe and the Middle East to the UK / Ireland, and North America.
Cargo is not of importance to the majority of charter airlines and there tends to be more cushioning in the schedules, which helps chose the 737 over the A320.Jump to post
Wow, what a screw up that order was. BE have been trying to get out of their 12 year leases since the turn of the decade, and only succeeded in offloading 5 of the type. They even parked the fleet at a lease cost of £265k per frame a month, before giving up on selling them and deciding it was margin...Jump to post
I'm having my eyes on flights to Ukraine and taking the opportunity there to fly with Motor Sich's Soviet classics :hyper: Do it! Quite aside of the aircraft, Kiev is a nice city with lots to see. Also might want to tie it in with a tour of Chernobyl - there are a few tours being run by A.net forum...Jump to post
This is probably against the grain here, but I'd actually rather airlines didn't give out menus. It's just another single use item to throw away after the flight is over. I'd rather see my menu on the PTV screen, and I'd rather a lot of the bundled items meal were 'on demand'. I wonder what percenta...Jump to post
Why on earth would they lease an IL-96? Because they are so far the only airline flying to DPRK, because they want to welcome more tourist that they currently do (maybe the recent event will make it happen), because they could use the capacity on PEK, because they could use it as a mix PAX/VIP airc...Jump to post
To be clear, hopeful talk among the enthusiast community. The slight irony here though is they could probably have filled it from PEK and then used their capacity to serve other destinations in China. For the Chinese, there is huge interest, as North Korea is similar to visiting a working Museum on ...Jump to post
Yeah. You think airbus and Boeing will give NK the same deal as tupolev did? Come on!! Air Koryo does not need subsidising from the sale of raw materials, they make enough money flying passengers - tourists. It's something like £300 a shot just for the PEK-FNJ round trip. Until they had to withdraw...Jump to post
The BAe 146 / Avro RJ is a suitable replacement for gravel runways, with the added bonus of being STOL capable. However, this still isn't a perfect replacement for a 737-200 Combi, like C-GTUK. I suspect select frames will fly on well into the 2020s. Actually a lot of 146´s also got such an update,...Jump to post
Where does North Korea get the foreign exchange to buy these aircraft? The DPRK didn’t have issue leasing the current four Tu-204 and An-148 via the Russian. They will do the same. They get money from coals, minerals, etc... Yeah. You think airbus and Boeing will give NK the same deal as tupolev di...Jump to post
It may seem counter intuitive, but it's actually beneficial using older, out of production aircraft. These operations often have relatively low utilisation, so the lower lease rates are financially appealing. Plus the insurance costs on flying a brand new hull into a marginal gravel strip without an...Jump to post
The BAe 146 / Avro RJ is a suitable replacement for gravel runways, with the added bonus of being STOL capable.
However, this still isn't a perfect replacement for a 737-200 Combi, like C-GTUK. I suspect select frames will fly on well into the 2020s.
Looks like Orca Airways going out of business and rebooking pax to Pacific Coastal Airlines gives me a shot at a Beech 1900C later this month. Really hoping they don't put their single 1900D on the route I'm flying, as I already have that variant. This happened to me, so fingers crossed it doesn't ...Jump to post
-AY needs to give 30 billion won per year (27M USD) to KE who will see decreased demand out of PUS -AY cannot sell transfer tickets from PUS to wherever KE flies into, such as LHR CDG FRA AMS MAD BCN FCO PRG MXP IST etc. -AY cannot increase ICN frequency (currently 7/w), and PUS freq restricted to ...Jump to post
Palma has a major cruise terminal, there have been charter flights from North America several times in the past to join/return from Mediterranean itineraries. If these flights do happen, I suspect it will be in conjunction with a cruise operator.Jump to post
Pepper456 wrote:IB could fly to BGC VRL CBP and VSE with their Bombardier Q200.
This could complement the WV flights between them and put pressure in TP to link this cities with their ATR with LIS/OPO...
Gatwick is just as cramped as Luton, maybe even more. There's little space left at Stansted (where Wizzair currently doesn't fly). The only real option is Southend as it's the only London airport that isn't slot controlled. However it doesn't have to be London, the AOC is valid in the whole UK. The...Jump to post
A few more trips added, including some more interesting ways to reach MAH: 01.05.2018 ... LGW-SPC ... easyJet ... A32S 01.05.2018 ... SPC-TFN ... Binter Canarias op. by Canarias Airlines ... ATR 72 01.05.2018 ... TFS-LGW ... easyJet ... A32S 12.05.2018 ... LGW-PMI ... easyJet ... A32S 13.05.2018 ......Jump to post
Had some fun flights on these types in the past, so it's good to see them holding out. Taban Air and Mahan Air also have A310s active, in addition to IR's 1/2 in service still. Ariana Afghan may also have a couple in service, but I'm not sure how accurate this is. Qushm Air, Mahan and Meraj Airlines...Jump to post
Some very cool types in your list - I really want to fly the Yak 52. FlightMemory states I have flown 179 types. I'm still completing my own Spreadsheet log, so this probably isn't everything: Agusta 109A II Airbus A300B4-600R Airbus A310-300 Airbus A310-300ET Airbus A318-100 Airbus A319-100 (+W) Ai...Jump to post
I'm pleased with this. If people want more from their BA experience, then they can pay more for it. Unbundling makes sense both for the consumer and the airline - why should I pay for 20kg of luggage when all I want is a rucksack for a long weekend. There's no longer a place for sentiment or entitl...Jump to post
I'm pleased with this. If people want more from their BA experience, then they can pay more for it. Unbundling makes sense both for the consumer and the airline - why should I pay for 20kg of luggage when all I want is a rucksack for a long weekend. There's no longer a place for sentiment or entitle...Jump to post
It is actually pretty normal for aviation enthusiasts - I've taken literally hundreds of trips to log a specific airline / aircraft. Usually I'm chasing something pretty rare, the stuff which operates in remote parts of the world, so I get to visit a lot of really interesting and off the beaten path...Jump to post
This is totally insane, their losses grow faster than their traffic but they are still pushing more gas to pedal. They already told that their losses are about 2600 million NOK at Q1 and I think that H1 losses will be over 4000 million NOK. Their plan is to replicate Amazon: grab market share in a ...Jump to post
I'd say the odd ones are the flights where 5th freedom is available, but the airline charges a ridiculously high fare to dissuade passengers from flying it. GVA-MAD with Uzbekistan Airways comes to mind. It's ended now, but used to be flown once weekly on the A310 and had a fare of something like £...Jump to post
I'd say the odd ones are the flights where 5th freedom is available, but the airline charges a ridiculously high fare to dissuade passengers from flying it. GVA-MAD with Uzbekistan Airways comes to mind. It's ended now, but used to be flown once weekly on the A310 and had a fare of something like £1...Jump to post