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
Just look at website that tracks AA fleet.
https://sites.google.com/site/newameric ... -777-200er
The companies have legally merged. The new XL Airways – La Compagnie Group consolidated revenue will be more than €400mil and more than 800 employees, including two owned tour operators, Héliades and Crystal. La Compagnie’s founder and CEO, Frantz Yvelin has stepped down while XL Airways CEO Laurent...Jump to post
I would expect unions in the US to smartly bring this to the attention of Trump administration, and have AA get publicly shamed for this move.Jump to post
Lets not forget the fact this is not Erdogan and AKP just pushing for the constitutional referendum, but one of the two primary opposition parties (MHP) supports a yes vote also. Frankly its way overdue Turkey reform and adopt a more modern constitution and move away from its 1980 military imposed g...Jump to post
Secondly, security is an issue with either country. I do not know how European carriers staff flights, but I've read that this is one of the many reasons, U.S. carriers haven't wanted to start service to several countries. You are more likely to be involved in tragic security incident in place like...Jump to post
IF GRU is similar to the EZE operation its more about "deep cleaning" then C or D checks. ITS about the type of stuff that can be done between the time the planes arrive early in the morning and they leave in the evening. Dont think AA needs a USD $100 facility to dry clean seat bottoms. ...Jump to post
It's not that difficult. Operating loss before investments USD 291mln Operating loss after investments USD 130mln Loss before tax USD 59 mln Loss after tax USD 77mln What excellent results for TK. So much for that doom and gloom stories of absolute disaster. The Minister of Foreign Affairs said tha...Jump to post
Alitalia experienced EUR €6mil loss in the market.
Reggio Calabria as with many existing Southern regions should also likely be designated under public service obligations but without such subsidy why should airline continue absorbing losses.
Presumably any new or additional work done in Brazil is work being done someplace else today.
What do AA labor agreements say about foreign base?
Why would consumers chose a US airline when you have such a compelling product being offered by a strong competitor like TK? Even at the most basic level if fares were the same, things like onboard service (food + IFE), baggage allowances, etc give an TK advantage. TK during summers has something li...Jump to post
JAL chairman says >>> JAL will keep growth in check, Onishi says http://atwonline.com/airlines/jal-will-keep-growth-check-onishi-says and another one with more details http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/jal-keep-growth-check The government set growth limits on JAL after the airline exited bankruptcy ...Jump to post
Are you jealous somehow? Jealous of the French? Hilarious. Overpaid? Not really, French are not even the highest paid in Europe. Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Switzerland, UK all have higher average wages for full time equivalent workers than France. If French workers want to be p...Jump to post
Even if the strike is for a legitimate reason, why strike for a WHOLE week? Surely the disruption caused by just 1 hour or 1 day of striking would get peoples attention to these issues? This way it looks more like a problem with their work-ethic and/or they'd like a couple of days off. Take KL for ...Jump to post
Today I could see the same thing happening again if a president were to threaten the right to strike. And still that's what needs to happen. All French should be denied the right to strike permanently. They earn more than enough and can easily handle a cut, that still leaves them with very average ...Jump to post
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What do crime and riots in the US have to do with strikes at Air France and by the French ATC workers? Yes there is crime and violence in the US but for the most part it is not committed by airline workers or air traffic controllers. Are you saying French aviation employees are comparable to Americ...Jump to post
For all the generalizations of France, French workers are actually quite productive. They beat many European peers including Germans and Brits. https://www.theguardian.com/small-business-network/2015/jul/13/french-workers-more-productive-brits http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/03/28/the-persistent-myth-...Jump to post
Air traffic workers part of UNSA unions have filed notice of planed industrial action from 05.00 on Monday, until 19.00 on Friday next week. Strike will effect all 3 of French airspace sectors in Brest, Bordeaux and Marseille. As result the French civil aviation authority DGAC, is will ask airlines ...Jump to post
And Mexico City is the biggest city in the Americas. North or South. Period. Just like Tokyo is the biggest city in the World. MEX might have many people in the metropolis, but its not as important of a global city. Its not a Alpha++, or alpha city, which there are several in the Americas - NY, Chi...Jump to post
PanzerPowner wrote:So after watching Miss Pilot for the 500th time, I looked up ANA 73, and eventually, it spiraled into me noticing that ANA operated flights from HND-MEX and Aeromexico operates MEX-NRT.
I could see European business travelers and independently wealthy folks being attracted to such model.
I suppose these flights operate from FBO like facilities also which makes the travel process even more appealing compared to commercial flying.
Good news for Delta if such a venture becomes reality. I do wonder however what DL will do with Japan as it shifts focus on Korea? Japan still one of the worlds largest travel markets in the world (2nd in Asia after China), and its US rivals will be left with a huge advantage in such a large market ...Jump to post
They dropped a few routes, but I wouldn't say that makes it a failure. Well they have jettisoned more than half of the routes... Not exactly spectacular success. More akin to naive dart board planning imo.. DL could have done much better in Africa if they leaned on the insight and many decades of e...Jump to post
There is debate in numbers now, but this week AF released financial information that showed senior executives received 40% percent increase bonuses based on 2016 performance. Company later revised this figure was really 17.8% increase, and the 40% mentioned in documents was incorrectly stated. Regar...Jump to post
Federation of 4 unions have yesterday issued a declaration to CEO Jean-Marc Janaillac, reiterating that no compromise will be possible as the Boost project "represents a direct threat" to labor. Unions complain they are at an impasse of negotiation and AF has failed to take consensus appro...Jump to post
CGT does not represent pilots. The pilot unions are SNPL, SPAF and ALTER. CGT (General Confederation of Labor) covers portion of ground staff and cabin crew. Yes its playing out in media news that AF management receive very nice bonuses from big profits while company at same time demanding cuts and ...Jump to post
Vanilla Air is remnants from the aborted Air Asia Japan venture. Vanilla hubs at NRT with domestic services and also Taiwan, Philippines, Hong Kong and Vietnam. Has 11 A320s. Peach main hub is Osaka Kansai with domestic services but also service to Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Korea and Thailand. Has 1...Jump to post
I would not expect DL at NBO. Not only has DL Africa dreams have largely been a failure, but more importantly Kenya would be served 1-stop, all the while DL continues to reduce such 1-stop flying. DL has pulled its 1-stop India service and continues to trim the many previous Far-East 1-stop services.Jump to post
Its quite common for partners to help or lend slots between each other. Just look at DL at LHR and deals it has done with Skyteam partners and VS. What I find more interesting is that one day DL complains about foreign airlines with government support, but next day willing to make a deal with anothe...Jump to post
Hello, firstly take a look at the international airways route structure in the region. There really are no routes that transit via Israel except for accessing Jordan and second route down towards Sinai into Egypt. Second remember Israel has difficult relations with nations in the region so obviously...Jump to post