And there was also a lot of talk about Boeing being less negotiable on price for the 78X than airlines were expecting for their overall fleet requirements; it looks like nothing has changed here. Perhaps it doesn’t need to the A339 isn’t selling hugely either.Jump to post
Hopefully this will spur a few incremental orders from other carriers if not new. Congratulations Airbus workers, management and shareholders, as well as EK and the travelling public.Jump to post
So this industrial dispute at NAN airport in Fiji is really dragging on. 2730095 220 workers, who are also shareholders in 49% of the company Air Terminal Services (ATS), have been locked out since December 16 last year. A massive rally with thousands of Fijians was held last weekend. Smaller demon...Jump to post
I don´t know whether you are ignorant or just innocent (perhaps you´ve been reading fake news). I don’t know why you have to open your post by maligning another member, it certainly doesn’t help get your point across and it lowers the tone of the general discourse on this site. Please be a little m...Jump to post
So when is the 77W replacement cycle going to be at peak? That’s when Airbus will need to have their ducks in a row on the A350-2000. Airlines will be deciding whether they want to replace like-for-like with the -2000, or slightly smaller but less risky -1000. For those looking for growth in capacit...Jump to post
I’ve just done AKL-HKG-CDG with CX. A359 on HKG-AKL, 77W on the rest. All legs in Prem Economy. The A359 was so much more modern and comfortable. The venerable 77W just felt so last century.Jump to post
Kia ora, has CX started flying the A359 into AKL yet? I’m on a CDG flight with them via HKG next Saturday and am hoping it’ll be the new plane and the new Y+ Only over a year ago, they they are back to 2 daily from today for the summer peak with a 77W on the afternoon flight. CHC seasonal starts to...Jump to post
I know one person who has flown on an A380. I know a handful of people who have flown on a 777 including myself. I know a TON of people who have flown on a 747. This is the USA I live in. Besides the countries that are overpopulated and filled with 90+ percent of its population in poverty(China, In...Jump to post
Given their competition, it seems unreasonable to expect J-class passengers to choose them if they’re flying a triple-7.Jump to post
Gasman wrote:When we say "premium config" 789s, we're just talking more Y+/J seats right? There is nothing more "premium" about the product itself?
According to the article below, TK is also looking for up to 40 A359. http://www.boursorama.com/actualites/turkish-airlines-negocie-l-achat-de-40-airbus-a350-900-357e35b0c20ff492766435300975ebde That is very interesting. Does not specify exactly which 787 or A350 models will be selected in the fina...Jump to post
I think it signifies a continuation of the long-haul non-stop policy (except for LHR) previously articulated as Pacific rim. The difference is that aircraft performance has extended the non-stop commercial reality beyond this.
Why would they go second-hand A330's (as others have suggested) when the wide-body market is so slow ATM and manufacturers are very flexible when it comes to cutting deals.
Anyhow, this is future-casting by the airline at best. Their current A330 fleet will be with them for sometime to come.
With the suites in First going from 12 to six, and probably moving upstairs, it'll be in interesting to see if they go two rows of 1-1-1.
Great news that SQ are endorsing the A380, passengers' favourite long-hauler, and refreshing it with new cabins.
Sounds to me like AA is looking at fleet consolidation. The A359 would be great for TPAC routes from all over the USA and from California to the South Pacific but they already have the less capable but comparable 789 in the fleet with more on order. So rather than take a new aircraft that doesn't of...Jump to post
...providing a real alternative to B777-9. It will be interesting see how orders go in the next few years. Yes, I think it'll be interesting to see how many airlines find the 779, and 778 for that matter, just too much aeroplane for the services they need them for. The performance and lighter weigh...Jump to post
Really hope Airbus can make the right offer - delivery time, finance, maintenance, training etc - to Air New Zealand when it comes to the RFP for replacing the 77E and 77W fleet. The performance of the the A359 would make AKL-NYC a no-brainer, and would make AKL-GRU possible too.Jump to post
So yes, the same hard product as the first nine A380's.
Does EY not have sufficient US rights to fly the behemoth to any points there?
I've been on an NZ flight seated next to a man who took up some of the space I'd paid for. I stood for a moment before sitting down to catch the eye of a crew member. The fantastic - as usual - Air NZ staff member understood the look in my eye and soon came over to say 'If you'd prefer sir, there's ...Jump to post
There are 4 main paying types in shorthaul business: 1) Actual businessmen who need space to do some work. 2) Wealthy who don't care about spending an extra $700 or so. 3) Large/tall pax who for comfort reasons need the extra space. 4) Businessmen who have it in their contract/work policy to travel...Jump to post
So this doctor had to be in hospital the next day, which is why he refused to leave the flight. He was within his legal rights to refuse as he was already aboard the flight he'd paid for. He should have been the last on the list to have been removed due to being a medical professional, along with mi...Jump to post
As others have said, if QF are looking beyond SYD-LHR & SYD-JFK and include other Australian cities in the mix, then BNE/MEL-LHR should also be considered, plus the (to be) existing PER-LHR - then surely the A350 would have the advantage. The extra capacity of the 778 may not be needed and might...Jump to post
That's a good looking premium class. I hope they manage to get a good share of the business market.
Is it a new build?
the article doesn't say, but did the test flight LCY-JFK carry any kind of meaningful load? The (obvious) thought here is that if the C-Series can hop the pond with a business class only configuration, then this seems to be a major win over the current 1-stop A318 ops at BA. Sandyb123 Part of the m...Jump to post
hkcanadaexpat wrote:DTW-Asia, LAX-Asia/Oceania, SEA-Asia (although the A339 has a potential role there) and ATL-Asia.
For airlines looking to replace their 10-abreast 77E fleets, and which may investigating incremental capacity growth, the A35K will be the best option available. Fore premium airlines in the future who will be replacing their 9-abreast 77W fleets, the A35K will be a perfect option. For airlines with...Jump to post
Surely the Chinese would like to get a foothold in the US market with the Comac ARJ21 which appears perfectly suited for the 50th state and as a 717 replacement (which it pretty much is). https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/fa/COMAC_ARJ21_Gu.jpg Also, it would make sense to have some AT...Jump to post
Also, just checked on NZ's website on bookings to other South American cities...
AR code-shares on flights between EZE and GRU, GIG, SCL, MVD and LIM but surprisingly (to me anyway) there are also code-shares with AC: between SCL-EZE; TK between GRU-EZE; AV between LIM-EZE, and; LA between GIG-EXE.
And NZ still hasn't found an adequate feeder at EZE. This flight could run daily year-round... It will eventually. NZ is building up the service incrementally. And Buenos Aires/EZE (just behind Santiago/SCL) is one of the closest major cities and ports to New Zealand in South America. It also provi...Jump to post
MSPNWA wrote:Even the NEO is simply lipstick on a pig.
Love the use of the Green Sea Turtle in the 'Honu' livery. Great to see some Hawai'i wildlife on the jet. Guess it would have been too controversial to see the 'Kohola' or Humpback Whale on the jet in case it was seen as an anti-whaling statement but it too would have looked great. The Kohola's pect...Jump to post