To better align with requirements recently imposed overseas, TSA will require closer screening of all electronic devices larger than cell phones at domestic airports now as well. DHS press release: TSA raising aviation security with stronger domestic security measures https://www.tsa.gov/news/releas...Jump to post
Hopefully does better this time around.
Seasonal effective March 2018 with 788.
http://newsroom.united.com/2017-07-26-M ... and-London
Didn't know they have such a strict bileteral restricting the number of carriers. No wonder no one else is operating IST-MOW... I believe with a much more unrestrictive bileteral a storm and war would start between ALL carriers from Turkish side for sure (KK, 8Q, PC) Historically aviation bilateral...Jump to post
Osaka is the 2nd largest international O&D market to Hawaii (Tokyo is #1), at almost 1,400 daily passengers. If you add in broader Kobe-Kyoto-Nagoya region this rises to almost 2,300 daily. In comparison, SIN is not even 50 daily. While Scoot may certainly help stimulate SIN traffic, the majorit...Jump to post
I applaud the changes and find the programs much more rewarding now. Just like hotels, super market, gas stations, and other retailers do already, the most befitting and proportionate method is to reward points based on spending. Certainly, someone that spends $1,000 on the flight deserves more rewa...Jump to post
Saw the following little snippet in a daily news digest I receive. South African Airways asked the Treasury for US$770 million in funds according to Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba, who said the request had been made in a one-year corporate plan submitted by the airline. That means SAA is burning thr...Jump to post
Turkey - Russia agree on expanded bilateral.
The biggest immediate benefit is an allowance for a 3rd carrier to be designated by each side for Istanbul-Moscow route with 7 weekly frequencies each. Turkey will designate AtlasGlobal, while Russia has designated Pobeda.
Scoot to fly to five new destinations including Harbin, Honolulu and Kuching
http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/t ... nd-kuching
Pretty impressive - Scoot total number of destinations becomes 65.
Actually, I don't find it shocking at all. The Japanese airlines have rather meager global footprints. As far as specifics between Gulf region and Japan, the local O&D demand is not very much anyhow, which is a reason the Gulf carriers even have had issues maintaining service to Japan and have d...Jump to post
AA picked up its Latin America network from Eastern. Pan Am actually was quite large in Central America with a base in Guatemala City (even with 747 service). Dont compare AA's network today to what there was in the 1970s and 1980s. Traffic demand and economics have grown significantly in the region...Jump to post
The prelim S18 schedule will be out from network planning in August. Remember this will be the first full summer schedule Kirby will have an opportunity to tinker with. Having said this however, I dont expect much of what is rumored here to happen. Also things likely wont be announced nor finalized ...Jump to post
UK ending electronics ban on Turkish flights.
UK to end electronics ban in flights from Turkey
https://www.dailysabah.com/tourism/2017 ... rom-turkey
US charter carrier, Dynamic International Airways has filed Chapter 11 petition with the United States Bankruptcy Court in Greensboro NC. The airline's decision to file follows upon loss in litigation matters resulting from Hajj flights the airline operated in 2014 for Air India. In May US Federal C...Jump to post
On the flip side of the same coin, UAs expansion in China isn't the gold mine they thought it would be. India on the other hand is about to overtake China in terms of population and has a larger middle class to boot. With a Star Alliance partner in AI, and the Indian govt willingness to privatize A...Jump to post
Today is the first flight of 12 planned flights over 6 weeks. Last service August 30th.
Nanchang - Anchorage - Ontario.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DYA ... /ZSCN/PANC
HGH was launched as a means to offer capacity to the market when UA was unable to secure slots for its second SFO-PVG flight. HGH is about 80miles from central Shanghai and also a special high-tech development zone so the logic was it could offer capacity to the broader Shanghai region while also ma...Jump to post
Well it certainly helped that airlines and authorities were given 20-days to plan and now implement the heightened screening requirements.Jump to post
As LAWA document explains it: Southwest currently occupies Terminal 1 pursuant to Lease LAA-8757. Terminal 1 does not have any Federal Inspection Service (FIS) capable gates or facilities. In February 2016, Southwest launched international service that requires use of FIS gates and facilities and ha...Jump to post
JetBlue asked the DOT to institute a full Antitrust Immunity Review Proceeding over the DL/KE deal. Should certainly muddy the waters and hold things up for good part of a year. According to recent press reports, Delta and Korean have signed a joint venture agreement and intend to implement it after...Jump to post
The point remains, regardless of the population reduction in Japan, air travel not only will increase on per capita basis quite rapidly, even the total air travel demand will increase, even if its only single digits. That is quite an accomplishment and testament to ever increasing consumer demand f...Jump to post
First round of new enhanced screening procedures takes effect on Wednesday July 19th. Due to requirements which cover all inbound US international flights call, DHS along with the major US airlines tonight put out travel advisories encouraged passengers to arrive to the airport at least 3 hours prio...Jump to post
Flying regularly, I find the experience by Latin partners like Copa, Avianca, LAN, and Aeromexico to be superior to their US domestic peers. In general I happily chose legs on partner carriers versus the US majors. And the comment above about English abilities of staff is rather elitist. I hardly ex...Jump to post
Japan's demographics indicate a shrinking market, unlike many others. Simple as that. Except reality is the other way around. Air travel in Japan, both domestic and international is increasing. Both the per capita propensity of air travel is increasing for its citizens and Japan is also seeing incr...Jump to post
It's purely needless foot dragging.
DOT well knows there is no legal ground to reject the application but in the face of the insistent lobbying the file keeps getting moved to the bottom of the pile.
Only when the EU and UK finally threaten action does the decision mysteriously appear.
Westfield manages concessions in T2 and the facility was relaunched in 2016 after a makeover.
You can check out details with offerings at Westfields LAX website
The days of the Wage Slave Expresses are coming to a close. There isn't the need for those 500 seat monsters plying domestic routes that there once was, as Japan has continued investing in the Shinkansen. Commuters are increasingly turning towards fast rail. Actually, domestic air travel is up in J...Jump to post
After lingering nearly 19 months, the US DOT on Friday quietly issued Norwegian Air UK Limited its tentative foreign air carrier permit. DOT says it found Norwegian Air UK is fit, willing and able properly to perform the foreign air transportation and carrier is in compliance and controlled in a man...Jump to post
You can query the CBP database to find historical wait times.
Will need to know what terminal you plan to arrive at and your nationality (US citizen or non)
Turkish Technic picked up a new contract - C-checks and component overhaul agreement with Turkmenistan Airlines for two B777s and three B737s. That takes up quite a bit of belly space no? How much space that does that leave for extra cargo. (assuming 2 bags per person, 23 kg each) The 737-900ER ACT ...Jump to post
A bit more news coming out. Chang says the airline will “convey a sense of luxury”. Additionally, it will also operate a MRO division. One issue to overcome is Taiwan's current regulations, that backers of new start up airline must have been in the international transportation or trading sector for ...Jump to post
Turkish aviation media says, Qatar Airways is reviewing the establishment of a "2nd hub" at Sohar International Airport which received its first commercial flight in July. Sohar is located about 70 miles from Fujairah UAE and 120 from Muscat Oman. Apparently, Oman which has maintained good...Jump to post
Yes Japan is hardly a shrinking marketplace for air travel. Airports are seeing increases in both movements and enplanements. Even NRT is setting annual records year after year. Things like growth of LCCs, and increased inbound tourism are all driving strength. Per Japans Ministry of Land, Infrastru...Jump to post
globalcabotage wrote:Maybe the US should slot Chinese carriers the way they slot US carriers.
I would love to see JAL in Rome, FCO. They are already codesharing with AZ, so they could easily get decent feed. Also, if AZ goes under, they can take over the O&D demand. Vueling also has a base there and people to/from the Iberic peninsula will prefer a connection in Rome rather than the dre...Jump to post
AI flew to LAX via FRA IIRC 2004-2008. They got a frequency as high as daily, but obviously, it was loss making and pulled. They had some rather spectacular incidents at LAX including several multi day delays with AOG aircraft, plus the 744 fire. I remember at one time we had 3 AI 744s on the ground...Jump to post
Per tweet from LAWA, Air India plans return to LAX with service from Delhi effective October. No schedule supplied. https://twitter.com/flyLAXairport/status/884941657824690177 Talk about one long flight - CG distance is 8,014mi / 12,896 km https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DEfxvynXsAAJZg_.jpg:smallJump to post
JAL is growing really fast after the removal of 8.10 paper. JAL is hardly growing. Per its investor update ASK growth 2017-2018 is 1.1 percent. At the end of the day, JAL is a very conservative company and has stated it prefers to focus on achieving margins(which unfortunately are declining) and pr...Jump to post
IGA agreed on development of a Cargo City and Ground Services Campus as part of a $250mil agreement with MNG, PTT, Çelebi Ground Handling, HAVAŞ, Sistem Logistics and Bilin Logistic. New Airport Cargo City area will be 1.4 million sq meters offering 300,000 square meters of airline warehouses and ar...Jump to post
New CEO - Jude Bricker former COO of Allegiant
http://newsroom.aviator.aero/sun-countr ... e-bricker/
Indeed the economic activity the ME3 and markets like China produce for US manufacturing is massive.
Also consumers undoubtfully have been aided with many additional choices of flights/routes and pricing options.