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
All your arguments against Rio in terms of business volumes basically weigh twice as strongly against Buenos Aires, but at least Rio would have at least five times the tourist demand that Buenos Aires ever could. I think it's the wrong time for South America, and that Buenos Aires basically got the...Jump to post
LAX772LR wrote:787 actually has deceivingly high engine clearance, relative to some other widebodies.
travelhound wrote:It looks like it's sitting pretty close to the ground, just like the 737!
On the subject of more long haul flights into the capital, I've always been fairly ambivalent to positive about them but recently have become a bit of a NIMBY (I live on the hills at the NW end of the runway). The 77E that SQ flies in are still quite novel and, being at almost daily, are not an issu...Jump to post
aerolimani wrote:The Canadian public still remembers the Airbus scandal. Whether avoiding Airbus is intentional or not, it plays well to the public for AC to buy Boeing rather than Airbus. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airbus_affair
I found this website that posts a proposal. I really like the proposed livery, even if eurowhite, it looks really classy. http://flaviomcarvalho.com/projects/air-canada-livery Very nice! Clean and smart. Totally agree... this is evolution with a bit of revolution. Heritage with edge! http://flaviom...Jump to post
Does the passenger comfort make a difference in revenue? So far nobody has proven this for economy class. Most passengers probably look for the cheapest air fare and don't research seats or anything. Yes and most of us here would probably do the same, however when there are competing airlines on a ...Jump to post
Anyone know whether the SQ flight in/out of WLG today was a different engined 777 or an A330? Saw the tail of a large twin engine fly out but couldn't identify in the dark. The engine sound was completely different than normal; not the usual bass rumble.
Of course DL are not taking the 787, they ordered the A350 and A330neo quite some time back. The determination surely was just sorting out which 737 model and how many of them they would take instead. I wonder if they'll order any A338's eventually; long thin point-to-point routes from mid-west to A...Jump to post
There are rumours CX are looking at the 787-10, I would imagine for KA as the A350-1000 will handle regional missions once the 773s leave the fleet. Personally I'd much rather see the 787-10 at CX with the A350-1000s over at KA along with a NEO order. KA has no routes suitable for the A350-1000 whi...Jump to post
New HND service will presumably start with the new, premiere heavy interior, 789's. Re MNL, what airline would start a service there given the increasingly turbulent political times the country is facing with Duterte? The country is rapidly becoming decreasingly attractive as a destination. An airli...Jump to post
Inter-Samoa air traffic soars 1:05 pm on 20 December 2016 Polynesian Airlines has increased flights between the Samoas to 14 per day, almost double its normal schedule. The airline is operating three Twin Otter aircraft to service the inter Samoa route as well as flights to Tau and Olosega, Manu'a ...Jump to post