Not the sort of going interstate in the USA, but I've flown GIG-GRU-CDG-HND-SHA/PVG-MEL within 72 hour timeframe (given the fact that I've got three flights each at >10hr; GRU-CDG and CDG-HND was 12hr each and PVG-MEL was a 11hr-ish flight). Four continents in one go :duck: I bet I was also insane t...Jump to post
I may be the minority here, but I've been onto too many upper deck flights of 747 (admittedly all -400) and personally I absolutely hate it. You can't basically see a damn apart from the concrete ground out there, and I don't think I'm too tall (177cm or roughly 5 feet 10 inch). Personally I would t...Jump to post
OTOH, did the buyer of SAS's 2 slotpairs they sold last year (but holding onto until 2020) ever get named? Word is it's AA but I don't know if that was firmed up. It was apparently HU who used the slot to launch a few flights to CSX, together with a few of its subsidiaries (JD, GS). Michael Are you...Jump to post
lowfareair wrote:OTOH, did the buyer of SAS's 2 slotpairs they sold last year (but holding onto until 2020) ever get named? Word is it's AA but I don't know if that was firmed up.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-temasek-holdings-hna-group-airlines-e/exclusive-singapores-temasek-interested-in-buying-into-hnas-hong-kong-airlines-source-idUSKBN1HO0IX Interesting potential here. SQ are reportedly doing due diligence on HNA with a view in taking a significant though not majori...Jump to post
To be honest going via PRC airspace has been done for ages, even with BR and CI on their return trip from Europe. It's just they have to go via Hong Kong airspace, rather than handling directly between the PRC and Taiwan.
DeltaB717 wrote:Nothing has changed with QOH... I'm confused as to what exactly the question is?
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I wouldn't call it a hijacking unless they got into the cockpit. That being said, I'm surprised after 9/11 passengers would put up with an idiot with a knife and not just knock the guy out. Because from the current posts it seems that most passengers don't/didn't know what had happened except being...Jump to post
Thanks, just to add I have just heard that there is talk that SA will switch PER from A340’s to A330’s, not sure when this would take effect though I have seen recently a couple of SAA flights into perth which were A330s Surely the A340s are getting a bit past it anyways That was about a month ago,...Jump to post
For PEK-SVO, CA runs 7x weekly A333 flights, HU 3x weekly A333 flights plus 3 additional frequencies during July, Aug, and SU operates 7x weekly B77W flights, 7x weekly A333 flights SU is even 2x daily A333 Jun-Oct (+1x daily 77W). And CA is adding 7x A333 during the summer season (Jun-Oct), making...Jump to post
According to planespotters, B-6451 was 283 (12/271) but was reconfigured in Sept. 2016 to 265 (18/247). https://m.planespotters.net/airframe/Airbus/A330/B-6541-Air-China/9YOpfMb B-6549 was also 283 (12/271) but was reconfigured in Nov 2016 to 265 (18/247). https://m.planespotters.net/airframe/Airbu...Jump to post
Kashmon wrote:and they wonder why Britain is declining
basic math is lost on this nation....
https://news.futunn.com/market/77079?src=3 Seems like only planes with Empty Weight between 15000kg and 45000kg would be affected? Yes that's correct. Boeing's data shows 737NG being in this category, but MAX is out. Not sure how they define the Empty Weight for each a/c type (it's Chinese Customs ...Jump to post
Thought the topic deserves its own thread. Please don't derail this thread. China just announced an 25% tariff against some of the USA-built aeroplane as part of a border trade war between the countries. The list levied tariff against aircraft, built by USA manufacturers, with an empty weight betwee...Jump to post
It seems this is the only PEK-Europe service ever operated by A380. It may have been the only and first PEK-Europe service by CZ or even by a PEK-based carrier in general but Lufthansa flew (maybe still fly?) the A380 to PEK from FRA. Lufty's A380 now goes MUC-PEK. But yes they still do fly to PEK ...Jump to post
Thank you for sharing. Sad to see such a proud airplane starting to be retired in greater numbers. That being said - the B787/A330/A350 families are definitely more efficient. It'll be fine for a while. According to the 767 threads here, there were more in service at the end of 2017 than the beginn...Jump to post
Ridiculous! Hope the Gol pilots get suspended and a major investigation comes. They could have killed dozens! Are you serious? This happens like every day. Runway incursion is definitely NOT a daily occurrence and, yes, it is a serious incident that could kill dozens. And dozens HAVE been killed be...Jump to post
The results doesn't include Government subsidies and black-market kickbacks. Please elaborate the said black-market kickbacks with evidences to show. Government subsidies are published in the result, unlike what you've mentioned, and it's 2.479 Billion RMB in total. For your reference, MU's subsidi...Jump to post
Well, he got a point since the current 77W's First Class is different from the A380's one. I guess SQ wanted to keep this separation in order to maintain A380's flagship status.
thekorean wrote:ET is changing ADD-HKG-ICN to ADD-ICN-NRT so ICN should join the lost soon.
I think someone in here also mentioned before that ATR fleet suffer from severe payload restrictions due to the high altitude while operating within Colombia?
I pulled out of couple of today's flight plans just to confirm to myself that the burns really are similar. While it is hard to compare flights as the two do not fly parallel flights, I found two with a similar flight time. Impressive! Indeed impressive figure to watch. Just curious do you also hap...Jump to post
Meantime Australia-AKL-ORD available 3x weekly on NZ from November. Australians already have plenty of one-stop options to ORD on a daily basis through LAX, SFO, IAH and DFW. NZ's participation doesn't really advance the availability too much except that it would all be on NZ (could also be VA) met...Jump to post
With QF putting the 380 onto QF35 daily, I thought the plan was to drop QF37, but I see it is still running, what did I read wrong ? An767 Nope, QF has actually added more capacity to the MEL-SIN market, it is now x1 daily A380 and x1 daily A330 flight. However JQ at the same time has reduced the r...Jump to post
However for March we are being told things are still up in the air with regards to the 777 and “GUM-NRT: Pending updates.” Understood. What I was referencing was the downgauge of NRT-GUM to 3x 738 equipment effective in May which was part of this “downsizing” announcement. For the past few years NR...Jump to post
QF2 DXB-SYD is cancelled today due to a lighting strike Also the very last commercial QF flight out of DXB. Of course they had to make it special! QF Source indicated that it's OQA operating the final QF1 SYD-DXB-LHR that got stuck in DXB. OQK operating QF2 LHR-DXB did a turnaround at DXB to operat...Jump to post
I'm pretty certain about the A320 NEO taking huge hits on takeoff and landing weights for PBH ops (much more so than the current A319s - correct me if I am wrong). It's strange they didn't choose the A319neo. It was basically built for them! P.S. (...as well as Tibet Airlines, Avianca, Boliviana et...Jump to post
Info from a mate suggests planned TOW is 251.6t with expected burn of 92.2t. To put that into perspective according to the ACAP on Boeings website the 787-9 has a MTOW of 254t and usuable fuel capacity of 101.46t. From the fuel perspective, they're expecting to burn 5.42t of fuel per hour. Adding u...Jump to post
The777Man wrote:Perhaps this a conversion of 2 of their remaining 6 777-300/ER that they have on order ? I guess we'll find out sooner or later.
Next to Shanghai, Hong Kong or Tokyo? Unless they flies YYC-PVG they won't have a chance securing great slots at PVG. It's severely limited right now and the most probable slot that they *might* get is one between 0200-0600. YYC may have a better chance since it would be a new destination to PVG, w...Jump to post
So ANA spins off their cargo division as NCA, and then gets back into the pure freight business? What gives? NCA is never "a cargo division of ANA". It's a joint venture between ANA and Nippon Yusen, which ANA sold its shares to the later in 2005. Also ANA has a fleet of 11 767-300 pure f...Jump to post
Not in the U.S., but AC rouge couldn't make NGO work from Vancouver. Yea, this should be pretty telling. Especially since AC rouge has a low capital cost (of acquiring old paid-for 767s), running on a high density plane, flying into a hub where virtually all major cities in the USA/Canada can be co...Jump to post
The specifics of this are that some long haul lands before 6am. Would it make much difference to land after 6am? None whatsoever as this is part of the third runway expansion. It's a tiny number BA 58 04:45 CPT LHR T3 BA 32 04:45 HKG LHR T5 VS 207 04:55 HKG LHR T3 BA 16 04:55 SIN LHR T5 BA 28 04:55...Jump to post
Utter silence when the delta between the pig and 77W is half as much as the 77W and the A350-1000. Maybe because the readers here to their credit recognize the silliness of comparing planes designed in the last millennium to one that hasn't even flown a paying passenger yet? Firstly 77W is a 2005 a...Jump to post
"Normally" airlines introduce a new livery on its flagship aircraft. Not so Qantas! With the first A380 to be painted this month it took an extraordinarily long time before QF put one of its VLAs into the hangar to receive the new paint. Leaves me to ask when is the first 744ER due? Same ...Jump to post
With the only HBA flying being two HBA-SYD services (departing at 0630 and 1245), there must surely be a reduction in crew at the HBA base. There would appear to be limited opportunity to rework the roster without significant dead-heading. Do you have any idea when the MX is due to be complete? The...Jump to post
chrisp390 wrote:Why not just codeshare with United? Why do they need to fly their own metal, and such large metal from IAH to PTY?
Oh, after KLIA, BKK, PER. The next route for the 787-10 is possibly CGK, MNL, HKG, PVG, HND, DPS, DEL or SYD. I don't believe you'll see them anytime soon in SYD and HND. SYD is going all 77W/388 services, while HND is all-359/77W services. For PVG I think the only possibility would be the seasonal...Jump to post
ADL? Are you joking? :-) After flying from London I do not see how this plane will have reserves for another 2.5-3 hours, plus additional diversion/go around fuel at ADL. Perhaps I'm missed something.... ADL is the preferred diversion airport for many of the international flights that go to PER. I'...Jump to post
The same could be said for A350 which has the commonality with A320neo series, especially if 77W is not staying for too long as suggested. Michael They would have a common pool of long haul pilots If they do indeed retire the 77Ws early (as others mentioned), then I failed to see how, unless they i...Jump to post
What are the Australian planned diversion ports? ADL? Any chance it could make MEL? As the Australian Summer has just come to an end the season of fog/wind/rain is about to start! ADL is most likely. Would not be MEL given that's 3 hours away. Given it arrives in PER at 1300 though, should be prett...Jump to post
787-9 makes most sense for Swiss as they share a common type rating with the 777W. LX is a relatively small airline and they need to have as much commonality as possible. 777W (maybe 777-9 later) 787-9 A320NEO and A321NEO CSERIES The same could be said for A350 which has the commonality with A320ne...Jump to post