Some major European airports also have midnight flights. For example CDG, MAD and LGW have night time movements too to name a few, plus several large to mid sized European airports people have named above. I think that it is down to NIMBY and less European preference for red-eye flights. For example...Jump to post
There is a very trivial fact that links up your TR with your latest TR on BA (HKG-LHR) two weeks ago. BA relaunched EZE about 10 years ago by reducing some HKG flights, freeing up around 7 weekly arrival slots to start this route after many years of suspension.Jump to post
Thanks for the TR. It must have been a long day fortunately you got some rest on the second leg.Jump to post
Thanks for the trip report. 11 hours transit must be tiring. Hope it wasn't too bad.Jump to post
If I was a US senior exec in China I’d probably head home from Christmas, someone’s bound to be arrested is retaliation. What benefit is it to China by showing such aggression towards US business interests there? Satisfy domestic complain that the party have been acting too weakly since the onset h...Jump to post
https://www.xiamenair.com/zh-eu/PassengerService/Ground%20Service/%E7%A6%8F%E5%B7%9E%E6%9E%A2%E7%BA%BD%E4%B8%AD%E8%BD%AC%E6%9C%8D%E5%8A%A1.html Google translate says if the below two conditions are both met, visa is not required: a. Both legs has to be operated by MF, with same PNR and boarding pass...Jump to post
No information about the 1980s. However, during the early-to-mid 90s the routing AFAIK for all flights were using the same airways that are in use today for HK-Delhi/Middle East flights i.e. overflying Southwestern part of China. In 1996, HKG based carriers given rights to fly 3 new routes over West...Jump to post
QR is an investor in IAG, LATAM group and CX (and AT if it joins on the 5th Dec). To my understanding they all have a constructive relationship with QR.
Does QR actively invest in *A or Skyteam carriers? I can't think of any example.
Seems like a wrong move to leave OW, if not premature.
Last year's thread on this topic on FR.
Glad someone is looking at this from the regulatory perspective.
Would a third runway result in the opportunity, hard to pass up, to shut down one of the others one at a time for refurbishing, since it's so difficult to do it now? Once the two are freshly done THEN you truly have the three runways? I mention it because I read JFK shuts down runways for months at...Jump to post
I don't think it is necessary for UA to have A350 replacing 77E. 789 and 781 can be replacement aircrafts for 77E too. UA does not need to keep capacity at the same level. A step down in capacity can help to boost yield and reduce trip cost, whilst giving some flexibility in terms of managing freque...Jump to post
Prepare to be inundated with uppity posts about the search function. To be fair, this brilliant idea comes up at least on a monthly basis. It doesn't make much sense. Who wants to stopover in ANC on the way to Asia? Or stopover in the middle of the night eastbound? ANC-NRT and maybe Seoul are about...Jump to post
I hope Tony hasn't caught wind of what's happening in the US Congress/Senate yet. As the biggest operator of 9-abreast A330 in the future, DJ won't be happy if it eventually finds itself caught short financially when other regulators around the world start banning ultra narrow seats. The whole 100 f...Jump to post
Slightly above US$1k is typical of a higher yielding route of 11 hour block time. You can make a comparison by pricing LON-MIA or LON-YVR, then you will consider US$1k a bargain esp in high season. The fares you see towards other parts of Asia are all loss making fares on the part of the airlines du...Jump to post
Someone please hide this thread from those in Turkey (TK), Aus/NZ (QF and NZ). We will be talking until 2022 on how many toilets are needed on a 20 hours flight to SYD.Jump to post
AUH may get scaled down to the way of SHJ, DAM or LCY. It is unfortunate this is the way things are turning out but money talks. As for EK+FZ, I can't see them running dual ops so its either DXB or DWC for them. A massive redundancy exercise is looming...I wish the staffs and contracting firms under...Jump to post
It is not just the issue of insufficient demand but also hub connection opportunities (flight frequency) at the southern hubs are too plentiful. Same reason why for example the East Coast (except NYC MIA) seemingly having little South America direct flights (especially deep southern cone e.g. GRU or...Jump to post
When BA axed LHR-DTW in March 2008, the Detroit market had been adversely affected by the decline of its auto industry. BA announced the termination of the route in September 2007. The U.S. industry sold 16.1 million vehicles that year, in a string of nine 16+ million vehicle years. Don't attribute...Jump to post
What actually is new from the behind the paywall article? 6th freedom has been SU staple business for decades.Jump to post
5th freedom is most likely still an area of interest for EK however there are a few things to consider. Firstly, if they really agreed and now take action to effectively pull out of the 'agreement', they need to consider the potential consequences whatever they maybe. Second, 5th freedom is not chea...Jump to post
Thanks for the reposting. Good you can still find the photos and what a tech geek you were too. Already armed with a digital camera in 2002.Jump to post
Thanks for the write up. It is good you managed to get to PEK on time.
Like the reply no.1 said, pictures are not showing.
If being on time into SGN is important to you and you can't take say a 1-2 days delay, then no. If you want to get an idea about on time performance, look up your MAN-ZRH leg in flightaware or flightradar24. A few months ago I was arriving into another European mega hub airport as an O&D, and a ...Jump to post
Yep, I'm counting on the Kansai Airport Port becoming the lifeline in the upcoming weeks. They'll have to step up bus connections between the port and terminal as well. That reminds me a few years ago when a ship hit the bridge connecting to HKG, and the bridge was closed for a few hours. Even that...Jump to post
Some posters mention about POS being skewed towards the Germany side, but many airlines (e.g. FI AY EK as examples) rely heavily on non-home POS on nearly all routes. How do these airlines succeed? Mind you many airlines fly into KEF HEL DXB and these airlines do actually have direct p2p route compe...Jump to post
EK and SQ actually do fly more short haul than long haul sectors and they have multiple hub banks. As someone above mentioned, one needs to look towards long haul or pure connecting carriers such as WOW air, FI or VS.Jump to post
789 and 359 are almost identical. The reason why some of those carriers in this list have both (VN, CA, JL, MH, CZ, SQ/TR) is due to their own incompetence and for political reasons. I only see JL and SQ as having a competent and national politic free fleet planning department in this area.Jump to post
If this results in the UK being in the same time zone during summer time (7 months) as Western Europe, UK based carriers will see a competitive gain because they have long had a disadvantage due to the 1 hour timezone lag. This is due to night stopping crews and aircrafts in various Western European...Jump to post
BA should also fly lhr- perth with 787-9. Then we can see which of the two airlines is the more popular. If 2 host airlines are flying the routes and both survive in the long run, then it is a sustainable routes? For example, UA and SQ are flying Sin- Lax( SQ A350, UA 787-9), after a year of servic...Jump to post
Poland actually as a whole offers a lot to tourists and businesses, but the issue for airlines is they are spread across various cities around the country. This work to the advantage of several Euro legacy carriers to take business away from WAW and LO. For DL, if WAW does comes round, I think a sum...Jump to post
Cargo carriers like UPS and FX may have the largest percentage of fleet airborne due to narrow operating window during night hours. If we expand to 100- fleet carriers, niche regional cargo carriers may have an even higher percentage though no carrier in this category will have 100+ fleet. Separatel...Jump to post
Why doesn't China declare Guam and the Philippines their own too Did you know China discovered every island in the Pacific and even discovered the Americas well before the first Native Americans did and has the maps to prove it? In fact, China discovered Africa before many Africans did too. Oh, wel...Jump to post
*A alliance is too strong in Germany and this doesn't help non-aligned carriers. Look at the history of IB or LA for example in Germany. They were and are still pretty small in Germany compared to what LH offers to Spain and LA-hubbed South American markets. If you have to beat LH in the German mark...Jump to post
Found the old thread now:
The longest legs were French:
A couple of possible explanations: The outbound/inbound is empty, but the inbound/outbound may be completely full. It depends on the time of the day and the season The short turn is used in between long haul legs to increase aircraft utilisation The flight might be empty upstairs, but cargo could be...Jump to post
WUH is one of the largest CZ secondary hub in China however. CDG-WUH is definitely a Skyteam route, similar to say AMS-XMN for example. CZ would not choose CDG and WUH if they are not Skyteam hubs. Anyway if one day CZ switches to OW, CDG flying will be reduced.Jump to post
Please continue discussion in this thread:
Good job on DL and other airlines that provide personal IFE onboard. However,
1) I never choose IFE over price, loyalty to an airline, safety or convenience of schedule.
2) USB charging port is more important. my own tablet and smartphone has more content relevant to me than any IFE can offer.
I believe it is only a matter of time before Air Asia X will use its Japan AOC to launch these flights. The group has just topped up its order to 100. They will eventually place a portion of this on the Japan AOC, and so not related to 5th freedom between Malaysia and Japan. I do question what their...Jump to post
Perhaps it is due to a weak GBP, heatwave in many parts of Europe dampening demand to the Med and a general recovery in tourism in Turkey and North Africa. For tourists Spain is not as cheap as say North Africa but it is also more upmarket, so higher prices in general is expected and there is nothin...Jump to post
I would exercise caution when we are looking at a 41% YTD drop to a currency and still manage it as business-as-usual. Sure if it is a single digit swing over a 12 month period TK can manage, but when we are talking about a large swing, you are going to have to start preparing for potentials like la...Jump to post
I know I am playing with the wording of the thread title here, but since we are talking about non-US, how about Calgary, Edmonton or Ottawa? I'd bet some of these are being considered seriously by BA. Canada - UK is a TATL market too so it is more at level playing field for BA.Jump to post
If you are happy with just an approximate schedule, you can simply do the followings to the present day 2018 schedule, and you will get a full timetable across BA, VS, CX, QF and NZ for that period: BA - Take the present schedule and add a 3rd daily (timetable included in my previous reply). All B74...Jump to post