I'm not Australian, but I do remember Ansett well - and enjoyed my flights with them - they had a different "personality" than Qantas (or even TAA), but reviving dead airlines hasn't worked too well elsewhere (i.e., Braniff, Eastern, Pan Am in the U.S.). But what would the bottom line of ...Jump to post
Does the brand "Virgin" really hold that much weight anymore? Roll back 20-25 years ago and yep, it was kind of different, kind of edgy, kind of fresh but I think we have moved on. Gen X and possibly some Gen Y HAD an affiliation with the brand but its kind of like watching your half cut ...Jump to post
Can we please fix the thread title? It should be "Britain's First Sharia Airline" i.e. with correct use of the possessive case. Sorry but it is driving my OCD around the bend. After reading the article, I am no clearer on where he will be based, or where his airline will fly. He cannot be ...Jump to post
Read some where the reconfguration cost around 20million to be completed hence the Project HOPE is now abandoned. I wonder if that is why the MH A380 aircraft were not sold to BA? There has been no movement by IAG on any of the A380s on the secondhand market, despite WW’s earlier enthusiasm for the...Jump to post
IAG will order whichever aircraft is the best fit for the recipient airline's route economics, it is simple as that. It does not matter which manufacturer it is: fleeting decisions are largely based on economics. So for some airlines for some routes, it will be A. For others, it will be B. And it wi...Jump to post
LupineChemist wrote:Going off memory, so probably mistaken, but I believe it's at 15%
Flyglobal wrote:WW wanted a price below Emirates.
My money is on EI being announced as the next oneworld connect airline.Jump to post
What big j markets was qf missing out on outside of akl wlg chc zqn? I'm guessing 80% of new Zealand's population is within a couple of hours drive from these 4 airports. Where's the upside for qf (the nz upside is far more obvious) particularly given they already have a player in the domestic nz m...Jump to post
Nothing see here. You think a baggage handler working on minimum wage gives two figs about your precious bag? Or even knows (or cares) that you paid £25 to check it? (And I am speaking in general, I am not making a slur on the person in the video) Baggage handlers have one objective only: to get bag...Jump to post
I'm going LHR > HEL > DOH > SYD (and return) in November. QR had an insane sale earlier in the year, and I managed to snag a Club/J fare Europe to SYD for £2,200 - there was a fare for £1,900 from OSL but it was sold out by the time I made the booking, so I grabbed HEL for £2,200 instead. Previously...Jump to post
Actually QF's expertise on JQ would have been terrible they entire JQ operation is subsidized by QF;s operations Proof, and source, please. I am not interested in your opinion. I am interested, please, in hard facts that can back up the claim in your post. Please do show me where in QF's annual rep...Jump to post
You never know whether QF asked CX or not (Yes, the "QF and CX hate each other" is mostly quibblings on a.net or other aviation forums, but I can't really say it's completely false, either). Maybe QF literally ignored CX and went with MU instead (MU would helped with the lucrative mainlan...Jump to post
Umm...maybe CX was not all that interested? LCC in the region (particularly NE Asia i.e. South Korea/Japan) was in its infancy. But that is my point: by partnering with QF, CX would gain access to expertise on running a LCC and therefore rapid deployment of a known working model (and, to a lesser e...Jump to post
How reputable/reliable is DJ's Aviation as a source? I have tried to watch one of his videos on the 787 before, but found it so amateurish and full of subjective opinion it was unwatchable - it felt, to me, like something an overenthusiastic kid put together in his bedroom. He certainly needs coachi...Jump to post
I never understood why CX didn't 'do a Japan Airlines' and setup a Jetstar franchise in HK with QF. Yes, I know according to this forum QF and CX "do not get on" but what does that even mean? They are both business that exist to make money and if the idea is mutually and financially benefi...Jump to post
I was in Porsche sales for 6 years and had many BMW customers over those years. BMW have terrible resale values. BMW Financial Services heavily subsidizes the residuals, making the vehicles lease cheap and customers happy. This is why you see so many on the road. Resale value wise, they are the wor...Jump to post
For the life of me, I cannot understand why anyone would want to visit a country whose citizens would willingly risk their lives and more over the lives of their children to escape from! Travel to that country is a disgrace and appalling! Thank God Delta lost money on the route and is calling it qu...Jump to post
Boring Repetitious Little Twat?
Beautifully Romantic Lothario Traveller?
Bombastic Reverend Lutheran Theist?
.... I could go on (but won't!)
Wow, if this is true, then it means a state actor, Russia, committed an act of war on an innocent civilian target. What motive does/did Russia have for this horrific act? Was it a deliberate act or did they mistake the MH 777 for something else, i.e. a military transporter? To me, it seems hard to ...Jump to post
They can't sit on unused slots at LHR - it is a use it or lose it system - unless a slot is actually used on at least 80% of all possible dates it can be confiscated by the slot coordinators without compensation and reallocated to another airline. That said, slots that aren't required at the moment...Jump to post
I flew WOW this week. In fact, I am in Reykjavik as I type this. My advice is to be cautious. A Google search will uncover horror stories of poor customer service, particularly when things go awry (although WW would hardly be alone amongst LCCs in this regard). WW in particular have a reputation for...Jump to post
I have done that on two occasions, but not as obnoxiously as this man did. The first time I was seated in Club upstairs on a BA 747. My partner was downstairs in Premium Economy. The CSD came and asked if there was anything he could do for me, so I cheekily asked if a glass of champagne could please...Jump to post
This future scenario has been interesting me. Inevtiably Heathrow will get a third runway, I very strongly disagree with that statement. It is a myth on this forum that the third runway at Heathrow is approved. It is not yet approved. All that has happened is that the Government made a decision to ...Jump to post
Can we please change the thread title? The linked article says IAG is in talks with Boeing, not BA.Jump to post
"The airline chief said that he was also having "very good dialogue" with U.S. firm General Electric over new engines for both narrow and wide-body planes" My detective work on what "wide body" might mean... The A350 is ruled out since the A350 is exclusively Trent 100...Jump to post
Google ‘BA’, ‘M&S’, ‘Buy on board’ and ‘disaster’ to see real life experiences that show how well your idea is panning out at British Airways....Jump to post
I was on a very new BA 787-9 just on Monday and was surprised to see an ashtray provided in the lavatory.Jump to post
How believable are these data though? I'd love to know what some of their methods were, as I have a ton of trouble believing that "the world" would be anything more than passively familiar with the likes of Southwest, relative to airlines that actually fly to their continent (let alone co...Jump to post
I suspect we are not being given the full story here. It is indisputable that it is illegal to bring fresh fruit (among other things) into the US without declaring them. From that, I am extrapolating that Ms Tadlock made a false declaration on her custom form and declared she had no fruit when, in f...Jump to post
Mortyman wrote:I'm thinking it's gonna be cramped ...
How difficult is it, as a passenger, to leave the lavatory in the state in which you would like to find it? That was how I was brought up, so I assiduously clean up after myself and wipe down the sink and any spills I might have inadvertently made. A moment's consideration for others is all it takes...Jump to post
Well, think of when you return a rental property to the landlord. Sometimes you return it with furniture; other times the furniture is yours and you return the property empty. Sometimes you are required to pay for a cleaner upon vacating the property; other times you are not. It is a gross oversimpl...Jump to post
Looking at the seat map, they are going to have an awfully difficult time redesigning they layout to make the door openings staggered. I suppose making one of the layouts of the single suite a mirror image of itself, and swapping the position of the double suites might do it, if the suite was not eq...Jump to post
I may be off the mark here (I am no expert on ETOPS) but I thought flights SA <-> Australia were ETOPS-restricted? Didn't VA pull out of the market because they had to fly a much lounger and uneconomical routing on their 77Ws compared to Qantas' shorter 744 operations on the same route?Jump to post
I'm in F on an ex-US 321 next month. I'm not really looking forward to it at all, unfortunately. Oh, do come on. You'll be in F. It's. Not. That . Bad. Not great, mind, but not bad. The lack of a power socket was my biggest bugbear. I think it lacked WiFi as well, but I could be wrong. I just loade...Jump to post
The list varies slightly depending upon if it is short haul or long haul. Short haul: - Noise Cancelling headset (best investment ever for a frequent flyer like myself) - iPad loaded with catchup BBC shows/Netflix/iTunes movies - Magazine - charging cables for my iPhone/iPad - bottle of water Long h...Jump to post
You can stick to your RPK figure if you wish, but QF/JQ domestic carried over 9 mil pax for the first quarter 2017/2018 financial year, while international QF/JQ was just under 3.7 mil. Without domestic, QF would revert back to the pre-merger with Australian Airlines days, a small time player in a ...Jump to post
Lufthansa must regain its leadership in Southeast Asia What does that even mean? LH will never be the leading airline in SE Asia there are simply too many local airlines. Do you mean leading European airline in the region? Or the leading German airline? But how are you defining “leading”? The numbe...Jump to post
Flyertalk.com has a wealth of information on this:
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/qatar-a ... s-qr.html#
Because New Zealand is part of a continent which currently has no direct flights to ORD... its already been discussed. I hate to be pedantic, but New Zealand is not part of any continent. It is two large and approximately 600 small islands. It is true, that geologically speaking, it forms part of m...Jump to post
Here is the United press release.
ORD just joined the five continent club!
Just to be clear, Mr Gardner is referring to the retrieval of his own wheelchair from the hold, not to passenger assistance personnel providing one of those black Heathrow wheelchairs we've all seen clogging the airbridge as we disembark. It is not, therefore, a "request for assistance" fr...Jump to post