Great report. But how can GA justify the expense of offering first class on only *one* route !
And I believe it's not even a daily service to LHR so that first class lounge at CGK must be unused for most of the time.
Flybe has a habit of starting routes and then dropping them soon after. As you know this airline is loss-making and at the present time it is changing routes/schedules in a bid to become profitable. This winter saw the axing of LCY-CWL and from next month it is axing Shetlands. http://www.shetlandti...Jump to post
You need to read the piece again and change your title. That is not quite what it says. "But from January 20 economy passengers buying the cheapest or “Lite” fares will have to pay a fee starting from US$5 per sector." SQ has added "lite" fares in Y which have different allowanc...Jump to post
Singapore Airlines will charge economy passengers a fee should they wish to pre-reserve a seat starting January 20 next year. The new tariff rules are fairly complex and I sympathise with airline staff, working under pressure, who have to unravel them all. https://www.businesstraveller.com/business-...Jump to post
Thanks for a detailed check. In years to come maybe you can try the new rail link (although it will be quite a while before it opens).
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asi ... 30-minutes
Good report. I just wonder how long there will be so many flights between the two cities when the high-speed rail link opens.
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asi ... 30-minutes
mercure1 - What Nikkei does not mention is that Garuda has decided to axe first class from one its busiest routes. namely Jakarta-Amsterdam.
https://www.businesstraveller.com/busin ... amsterdam/
What must the business passenger think when arrivng into LHR with EK or SQ after a business/first class A380 experience ? What a contrast when he or she changes from an A380 to a Q400. True, but the same could be said of any A380 service anywhere with an onward commuter aircraft sector. Why single ...Jump to post
What must the business passenger think when arrivng into LHR with EK or SQ after a business/first class A380 experience ? What a contrast when he or she changes from an A380 to a Q400. I'd say passengers on those airlines would / should be better off using Flybe's network from the likes of MAN or B...Jump to post
They are not competing again sq, ba or qf. Me3 really get a lot of the non business traffic here and the fares are really low and they have great schedule and the perception of high end y product. Yield will be very low here for Norwegian. But its value-for-money Y+ product will appeal to cost-cons...Jump to post
Taipei isn't new either. Indeed. Also years ago Air France, BA, Lufthansa (Condor) and Swiss all started Taipei services. They all used modified names so as not to annoy the Beijing govt. But after a couple of years they all axed their Taipei flights presumably because of lack of profits. KLM is th...Jump to post
steman wrote:TXL is new I think.
They don´t currently fly to Berlin. Only WOW Air operates from SXF to KEF. I guess they will fill the void left by Air Berlin.
Seems UA is scrapping one of its EDI-EWR services in 2018. Competition from Norwegian ?
http://www.scotsman.com/news/transport/ ... -1-4558048
News now confirmed by CX.
https://www.businesstraveller.com/busin ... usseldorf/
Garuda has once again revised its CGK-LHR schedules.
This time the x3 weekly flights remain (but the Sunday service is removed from the schedule) and all will be non-stop CGK-LHR and return.
https://www.businesstraveller.com/busin ... n-service/
LHR seems to be doing pretty bad, even if it is one-stop. AMS seems to perform better, because it is a historic destination + having lots of demand on the route. Also, CGK is pretty poorly connected to Europe. LHR on GA, AMS on GA (direct) and KL (via KUL) as well as direct flights to IST on TK. On...Jump to post
Their First Class offering is head and shoulders over BA, are they still offering this at LHR? https://www.flightradar24.com/BAW82GD/ec242cf The news piece suggests LHR-CGK will retain first class. It is from AMS that first class is being removed. https://www.businesstraveller.com/business-travel/2...Jump to post
The news is not yet widely available but Finnair will be starting service to Nanjing (mainland China) on May 13 next year. There will be x3 A330 flights weekly in summer reducing to x2 weekly in winter. Back in May, Finland secured more overflying rights from Russia and some of these are being used ...Jump to post
It happened earlier today when passengers were boarding an EW domestic flight to Cologne.
Thank goodness that nobody was injured.
Report from thelocal.de
https://www.thelocal.de/20170821/bodygu ... um=twitter
The French pilot lost his job at EZY, received a piloting ban and was given a 12-month suspended prison sentence.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/08 ... g_share_tw
The news has made today's Guardian.
https://www.theguardian.com/business/20 ... klm-report
One question not asked is where all these vistors arriving by air will stay ?.
Iceland is facing a shortage of hotel accommodation.
http://icelandmag.visir.is/article/grow ... ions-looms
The delays at LGW continue into the night.
http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transpor ... 89936.html
It is a big shame though, imo, that there are basically no direct flights from BHX to North America, especially at a time when EK has plans to make it's BHX to DXB service a twice-daily A380 affair. But according to this news piece, EK was previously flying x3 daily. https://www.businesstraveller.c...Jump to post
AndrewJM70 wrote:No great loss - UA is a dreadful airline. Let's hope that the gaps are filled with Norwegian and possibly Jet Blue in the future.
Now confirmed by UA. BHX-EWR is scrapped after October 5.
https://www.businesstraveller.com/busin ... ork-route/
Those so-called "Flatbed" seats don't look flatbed to me. They're what we would call angled lie-flat.
If D7 were to advertise them as flatbed in Europe the ads would be oulawed.
Cunard - Your point has been taken. I'll take greater care next time.Jump to post
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/economy/article/2095127/hong-kongs-cathay-pacific-sack-600-staff-amid-major Asia's major national airlines are falling on hard times thanks to competition from Gulf aviation and the emerging carriers of mainland China. Then came the arrival of LCCs. Thai Airways an...Jump to post
How many times has DY talked about returning to Europe .. but nothing happened. Seems to be a way DY generates free publicity.
Confirmation about AA buying those slots from SAS for $75 million.
https://www.businesstraveller.com/busin ... expansion/
Thanks for the update, mercure1. The initial news may have been released in 2016. But today's announcement definitely originated from AF's Paris HQ this morning. It is strange that, although the news came out as long ago as 2016 (as you say), both carriers have still not obtained govt approval. Sure...Jump to post
News emerged this morning from Paris. Air France and Singapore Airlines would seem to be following the Lufthansa Group in this regard in order to better compete with their Gulf-based rivals. This linkage is being rushed. These two carriers want to begin code-sharing on April 27. But they haven't yet...Jump to post
AirAsiaX continually changing its mind. Latest news reported by ATW is that it wants to advance deliveries of its A350s from Airbus. These aircraft would be used both for London and its US plans. But I thought AirAsiaX already had allocated existing A330s to its proposed US services ? http://atwonli...Jump to post
That's an incredible amount to pay for just 2 slots, but I guess its the price to play. On a different note, doesn't United have slots that AC and Virgin are using to LHR? The record price was US$75. That's what Kenya Airways received when it sold its one and only LHR slot to Oman Air. The price is...Jump to post
Aren't all normal commercial flights cancelled ?
https://www.naij.com/1081205-arik-air-g ... ights.html
Thank you for an interesting check both of SQ and Eurostar. The Eurostar lounge at Paris Nord opened only a few weeks ago. It's supposed to be classy (by railway standards) compared to the original lounge which was smaller and basic. I see you too one of the original Eurostar (Alstom) trainsets. Mos...Jump to post
BA is not the only one. Other Euro carriers are also cutting seat pitch on certain aircraft like the A320/321/Jump to post
Here's the news in English from dw.de
http://www.dw.com/en/berlins-unfinished ... a-37770830
Aren't we more likely to see 11-abreast on the A380 ?
Airbus has already devised an 11-abreast configurarion for the A380.
http://aviationweek.com/airbus-a380/air ... ating-2017
Will be interesting to watch in a few years if such long-haul low-cost carriers gain traction on Trans-Pacific markets similar to what has happened across the Atlantic. Could be very bad news for legacy carriers. Of course much will depend on fuel prices in the years ahead as to whether D7 can sust...Jump to post
The trouble with these long-haul LCCs is that they launch the routes with very keen promo fares. And that provides them with masses of positive coverage in the mainstream media. But after a short while these LCCs hike prices and you are not making much of a saving at all. When D7 last flew to London...Jump to post
Ryanair01 makes a good point. Eurostar has seen suffering because of the travel downturn to Paris and Brussels. Staff have been laid off and service frequency has been reduced. http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/eurostar-london-to-brussels-reduced-services-terrorist-attacks-cheap-tr...Jump to post