PEK had plenty of weather diversion local time 17/05 evening and many domestic flights were on hold at destination or cancelled...Jump to post
It is not a concern visiting a communist country as a general tourist. It obviously will feel quite different living in one. The dominance of propaganda news and digital spying will make you feel like living in the novel 1984, with no way of getting out.Jump to post
According to the circular MU is the big winner with 14 new LON frequencies split equally between PVG and KMG and CA 4 new frequencies from PVG. MU will need all the transfer passengers around Southern China and even South East Asia to make KMG works as a daily flight. Meanwhile CA will struggle with...Jump to post
In the 2016 chart towards the bottom of the thread below, you will see what was a list of candidate cities in Europe. IMO GVA, BHX and BER makes most sense considering potential business and leisure demand, and competition from other airlines. https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1409193 ...Jump to post
LAX to secondary Chinese cities may not be massively loss making for these carriers because LAX is LAX. Every Chinese carrier wants to fly to LAX (and YVR and Moscow) before considering other locations in the world for long haul. However, having said that profit making is not the primary objective f...Jump to post
China central, provincial and local governments are strongly committed financially to support airlines in the form of direct and indirect subsidies. This is at the expense of ballooning government debt which will go bust (spectacularly IMO) at some point but not yet. Once the latter happens you will...Jump to post
BA itself has no spare slots. Some would propose that a few short haul routes are run with too much frequencies but fact is they are delivering good profit and even more frequencies are required. A couple of sun routes seem redundant at first sight but most of them are run only on weekends and are n...Jump to post
The phenomenon posted at the starting thread is nothing out of the extraordinary. In fact fares like those you posted above are everyday fares in part of the summer season too. Mind you airlines do not make money during this period in first and business class due to the drop off in business travel, ...Jump to post
To reply to a few posts above regarding NRT, the current curfew kicks in at 11pm which will soon be extended to 12:30am by 1.5 hours. However, the curfew is a hard curfew which means the last regular scheduled departure time is currently 10pm or so, to be extended soon to around 11:30pm. KIX is a 24...Jump to post
CX is not going to go against TK and SU on their home turf. TK and SU most likely have lower cost base. The market and yield is just not there anymore, and these cities also happen to have ample competitions from Asia airlines too. If you look at the chart in the bottom of the thread below, you will...Jump to post
You should lodge a written complaint to Jetstar about your experience. The passenger in 12D should not be allowed to be seated there with the armrest raised and 'flow' into 12E. I thought this is common sense. I am surprised the pax was even allowed to board with 1 seat booked. If someone needed 2 s...Jump to post
I don't see the point in entering into LGW from BOS and NYC unless you are B6. VS does not have a short haul feeder network there and VS/DL are on O&D at LGW just like everyone else. LGW long haul market is heavy towards the leisure end for all major long haul markets, and they are better off fi...Jump to post
For an alternate rundown of other examples similar to this, take a look at this thread from January this year:
Don't get carried away with the A versus B chattering. If it is really a replacement for jets in the 100 seats range, there is no need to discuss A320NEO or 737MAX. These jets are hugely oversized and overweight for what LH is looking at. Please start a separate thread on A320NEO versus 737MAX.Jump to post
I would call this order disappointing. Sure more A320, but Airbus sells more than they can make - but very few widebodies and no A330s. Not what Airbus needs. An order for 300 aircraft is “disappointing”? Wow! That depends on your perspective. Nobody will dispute that the A320NEO is a winner, but I...Jump to post
Wow. Travelling that far in Y and still managed to drive several hours at the end of the trip. It's incredible stamina.Jump to post
The purchase of Airbus and Boeing jets by China are all to do with politics and need to rebalance the trade deficits. There is nothing right now to stop China ordering from both Airbus and Boeing, on both WB and NB. The trade dispute is unlikely to be resolved for months if not years, either. Beside...Jump to post
As a note, LH has JV with CX on the cargo side:
At popular airports (say the top 10 airports in China, most are over 50mn+ annual pax count nowadays), slots are restricted. The pecking order is lower still for foreign carriers. CAN is pretty badly restricted and unless you have connection with the CAAC via relationship channel/network, it will be...Jump to post
In Europe most business centres are inter-connected with 1-3 hours flight time so demand for 2-2 abreast seat is small. On longer flights, one do see some proper business class seats service (e.g. BA LHR-DME or TLV, TK to Western Europe). On another thread about winter headwind, someone mentioned it...Jump to post
By the time DWC is finished, EK may wish to phase out all of its 380 in order to compete with the increase competition from other airlines operating at higher frequency. It will be difficult to compete with the economics of the 787 or 321neo using an 380. JL in the 1980s were operating +100 747s, an...Jump to post
refer back to the old threads if you are interested: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1402497 https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=698783&p=10329989&hilit=longest#p10329989 Google is your friend if you type and search "Airliners.net xyz topic&qu...Jump to post
For the new flight you mentioned, it is down to slot issue. There are no slot at CAN available during the day similar to PEK and PVG. If you go to FR24 and look at CAN it is busy even at 1am.Jump to post
If the 3rd runway gets the final green light before BA looks at 777-200ER replacement, I can see BA ordering the 787 series to downsize and increase frequency. Otherwise, BA probably wants to order the 359, 35K and 777X in order to maintain or even grow capacity slightly.Jump to post
This type of question would be best posted on the Delta Widebody Thread (ongoing) or even the Delta A330neo thread (ongoing) in the future. It will help serve to preserve useful info such as these posted above by various posters, rather than seeing fragmented info posted across many individual small...Jump to post
It is of course just coincidence but it was a rather bad timing to go tech as HKG had a really busy weekend due to lunar new year holiday week. I'd imagine BA27 and BA28 were probably full both ways, and i doubt there were many open seats on the other carriers. Glad the pax on those flights were onl...Jump to post
Currently per my understanding (please correct if wrong) it is NH(3), UA(1), JL(2), AA(1), DL(2), HA(1), for a total of 10. Let's assume the new number of slot pairs increase to a total of 10+12+12 = 34. Lets begin with the Japan side. Japan may allocate NH(+7) and JL(+5) due to a slight favoritism ...Jump to post
Thank Marko. Glad you enjoyed your time in London. It is unfortunate you did not score the long haul product on the return leg though.
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