I would say we are getting ever closer to the US suspending the visa waiver program. Its unfortunate but too many bad people have access to easy entry to the US based on having passport nationality. Ability to avoid more rigorous vetting prior to travel is becoming a growing threat particularly from...Jump to post
Considering the existing ban left open the big gap of people flying via 3rd countries to the US without experiencing limitations, its quite logical to expand the restriction to additional markets where which the threat might utilize. Also lets not forget, this is not the first time. In 2006 the UK i...Jump to post
I am wondering how does United possibly run an international hub at SFO? With so many frequent and lengthy delays, there must be hundreds if not thousands of misconnections on daily basis when such delays occur. With only a single daily longhaul flight to many Pacific markets seems many passengers m...Jump to post
Thank you for such regular updates!Jump to post
IATA to launch its largest training project in history train more than 10,000 employees for Istanbul’s new airport. The program will see IATA work in partnership with Turkish university to initially train 10,000 employees in various subject areas in preparation for airports 2018 opening. As further ...Jump to post
Considering Iberia with biggest marketshare and point of sale advantage has not served SFO, and can only make LAX seasonally, I doubt there is such demand.
Also lets remember Spain is primarily a vacation/VFR market to the US, so the demand will be seasonal and also lower yield.
[ What is really sad is a huge support for Mr. Erdogan and his constitutional changes among Turkish expats in Germany and France. But then, why an I surprised? There is a lot of hard core commies among our '68 - ers. As Europeans we only have ourselves to blame. The public commentary by European go...Jump to post
Good luck keeping those seats. With frequent equipment changes and cabin versions, what seats you have today might get bounced around several times until your flight date.
On a BKK-HKG segment couple years ago, I had 3 aircraft and 4 cabin version changes between booking and the flight!
Another hijack site
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Now that referendum is finished I see it will provide relief knowing its over with and outcome provides stability for Turkey to move forward under steady long term governorship. This view is reflected in Fx markets with Turkish Lira rallying against both USD and EUR since poll results were made publ...Jump to post
Obviously, many routes are based on colonial links. Historically many routes have been reported as quite profitable (many complaints of high fares), but I suspect in recent years this has changed as competition changes, and as carriers like ME3, TK grow in Africa and as African airlines themselves (...Jump to post
Close LIN for good, or make it a LCC airport, which makes business travelers want to head out to MXP. Add a high speed rail connection between the central train station in Milan to MXP. If you can provide lots of easy ways for people to get to/from MXP, close LIN or make it into a LCC airport, then...Jump to post
We have discussed this so many times, but here we go again.... That's the reason why AZ should build a hub in MXP leaving LIN to the rest of carriers. The problem of AZ in Milan it's that it can't divide it's operations You miss fact that in order to have a vibrant hub at MXP, AZ would need wide var...Jump to post
Here is another one.
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Here is one I just received.
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Long been fact that purchasing goods like Airbus commercial aircraft, fighters, submarines, power plant, etc from France lets French government look more favorably on request from other parties in return.
This news came out 1 year ago in May 2016. Parties have now finally settled on routes to be covered by codesharing operated by SIA, Silk, AF and KLM. For AF-KLM it only covers 5 markets Sydney, Melbourne, Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Phuket. For SIA they code share on 10 AFKL routes mostly to UK and Fre...Jump to post
Nothing new here.
Emirates has been returning 744F leases as they end for the last few years in favor if it's own inhouse 777F fleet.
For instance it ended AtlasAir leases also already.
Congrats to crew for playing midwife.
From a customer service perspective when things become messy, the cost of having interline options is like having gold. Imagine how much goodwill for DL could be saved if customers could be expeditiously diverted away and be sent on other airlines? For a company that is so allegedly focused on "...Jump to post
France and China on March 31st concluded and signed update air service agreement that will progressively increase weekly passenger frequencies between nations from current 50 to 125 by 2020. The agreement also encourages development of links between Chinese and the French regional cities by setting ...Jump to post
AFKL only have 3 remaining historic LIN slots. So they had to transfer 9 flights to MXP starting this summer season.
An obviously bad outcome for clients who got used to the convenience of LIN.
Also now AFKL must directly fight folks like Easyjet at MXP on routes to Amsterdam and Paris.
JAL has no additional HND authorities to utilize. They had to end HND-HNL service in order to make HND-JFK possible.Jump to post
Regarding commentary about DL adding flights to ICN such as LAX, I think one thing needs to be remembered. Korea-USA is largely an ethnic market with strong point of sale in Korea and the ethnic communities in the US. These clients (and travel agents) are very loyal to KE/OZ, so it likely makes much...Jump to post
Probably best you contact airlines involved directly to be informed.Jump to post
Boeing says it has reached agreement with Japans NCA to drop remaining two 748F orders.
http://cargofacts.com/nca-cancels-remai ... 5-22984853
NCA previously cancelled 4 other 748F orders
This is simply playing out the agreement the airlines signed back in May 2016 for route cooperation that commenced in February 2017.Jump to post
dcajet wrote:Finnair's cuts are due to a shortage of trained A350 pilots. An Iberia A330 has been brought to help with some flights.
It seems to me many Skyteam airlines are quite happy with remaining at TBIT, so I am not sure we will ever see people like AF/KL, or KE being co-located with DL directly. Yes there will be link to TBIT eventually, but I dont see ST members want to be next to DL just because they are members of singl...Jump to post
I am not sure either HU nor CZ would be welcomed in OW while CX is around. HNA group owns two airline in HKG that compete increasiy aggressive against CX while CZ its growing international hub only 120km from HKG. I am not even sure competiton authorities would ever allow CX to do anything with the ...Jump to post
IATA is a trade organization, not a legal authority. Things like US DOT, Transport Canada, UK CAA, etc are the ones that define that is permissible or not. Personally, I am not aware of such restriction for check luggage. Airlines cannot accept such shipments as cargo on passenger aircraft, but not ...Jump to post
Clearly a security alert.
Compliance should not be an issue. You notify passengers at check-in to deposit their electronics in luggage and then rescreen at gate to ensure.
I believe LHR had a similar alert for few days, several years ago.
Pegasus is selling 7 Boeing 737-800 to Air Lease Corporation in order to speed up the fleet transition to an A320neo fleet. No surprise. As noted in Reply 86 by LAXIntl, at their earnings event they stated they were looking to dispose 738 frames before their heavy checks due as part of more rapid t...Jump to post
340 fleet has already been shrinking.
Latest idea as announced in February is to move the remaining frames (10) to the "Boost" low cost/longhaul concept then shift to A350s in 2019 subject to negotiations.
Either way the most recent internal fleet plan shows 340 out in 2019.
So much for BKK being all low-yield and dominated by the ME3. It is low yield. Have you looked at dirt cheap fares including premium cabins? For LH specifics, BKK was one of the first markets where LH removed sale of F class on most flights back in 2013. Additionally LH has stated it assigns A380 o...Jump to post