Having flown on both planes, no I disagree to the statement. 787 is simply noisier, but that's my view. And surely I know someone will bash me before I realise.
But ANA can also let passengers connect at YYZ to US transborder which then relieves ORD. When they're sharing the revenue (or read, joint venture) with UA but not AC? No it's not as simple as "relieves ORD" when ORD is already some of their worse-performing NA routes. At least ORD is cer...Jump to post
HS-TJH has not flown for 5 weeks. Is this the third Thai 77E to be wfu and scrapped?
Looks like -VXN has been fitted with Wi-Fi.
http://theqantassource.com/qantas-b737- ... tenance-4/
last I checked Australia does not allow foreign owned carriers to operate international flights out of Australia..... Huh? Since when were SQ/CX/TG/MH/EK/NZ/CZ/MU/EK/EY/QR etc Australian owned carriers? I think they're all operating international flights out of Australia as we speak... :sarcastic: ...Jump to post
The need to have Beijing Airlines is to have a presence at the new Daxing Airport (or whatever name it will have) without the need to have Air China going on its own. This is political question rather than any aviation-related question. Air China was planning to acquire Beijing Capital Airlines (JD...Jump to post
The need to have Beijing Airlines is to have a presence at the new Daxing Airport (or whatever name it will have) without the need to have Air China going on its own. This is political question rather than any aviation-related question. Air China was planning to acquire Beijing Capital Airlines (JD/...Jump to post
Sounds like a good move to them especially with the loan. I assume anyone admitted by the program will be guaranteed a space in one of the regionals; as such the students at least knows they'll be able to repay the loan while also being guaranteed a job to fly. AA will also have a constant flow of p...Jump to post
It will be 788 until further notice I believe Using 787 on SCL - AKL / SYD is a disaster waiting to happen. Really no place to land anywhere if something goes wrong (engine/batteries/etc). I will not set foot on a two-holer on Deep South Pacific routes. Don’t think LA is alone in this regard, NZ op...Jump to post
Without allowing this to takeover this thread, we've been through all this before: 1) Cathay has maxed out the slots it has and is upgrading services to larger aircraft. This somewhat negates what they are saying because they've been able to significantly increase capacity despite being at the bila...Jump to post
QF network changes include https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media-releases/qantas-international-network-update/ Mostly makes sense except SYD-DFW - lack of aircraft anyone? Or maybe they're planning BNE-DFW? Australia and Hong Kong are negotiating free trade agreement. Open-sky agreement maybe par...Jump to post
Cathay would go 3 daily to PER but the Australian Government and QF won't allow it. I believe they go 2 daily for part of the year, or used to be able to.... How about a bit of accuracy rather than mud slinging? QF has no input into the decision to allow/not allow foreign airline services in to Aus...Jump to post
Firstly SZX is home hub for CZ AND ZH, taking up the vast majority of domestic routes and international ones. Disagree that "SZX is home hub for CZ". CZ's home hub is CAN. SZX is one of many domestic focus cities for CZ. http://www.csair.com/en/about/gongsijianjie/index.shtml https://en.w...Jump to post
Yet, Shenzhen is a Tier 1 city, and Chengdu and Kunming are not. Slots may open at Beijing-Capital, but CA and Star Alliance will remain there... substantial competition. http://english.cri.cn/12394/2016/07/30/3521s936025.htm ("The statement did not mention whether Hainan Airlines, the country...Jump to post
Not in English though, but Matsuyama in Japanese character is exactly the same as TSA (Songshan) in Chinese character; and CI flew between the two cities before, although it was a charter. Not sure if the flight still exists though. Apparently CI even did some sort of celebration for the flight: htt...Jump to post
It's widely known within HNA that Skytrax's CEO, Edward Plaisted, is being treated like an emperor by the group's leaders and can basically travel anywhere for free (plus accommodation, meal & transfer). All on HNA's expenses. And this extends to his entire family, not just himself. Try and figu...Jump to post
I'm not quite sure where you'd get the point and combine with HU's future. Keep in mind HU's largest hub right now is PEK and will be PEK for the foreseeable future (they're not moving to the new airport). With CZ and a lot of fellow heading south, there will be quite a few slots up for grab. Indeed...Jump to post
Does MU have any spare PVG allocations to start this service? I think the bilateral is fully maxed out, except there might be 2 spare slots on the US side (none on the China side). Here's MU's currently weekly flights to the US: PVG-HNL 6x PVG-ORD 5x PVG-LAX 14x PVG-JFK 14x PVG-SFO 7x NKG-LAX 3x TA...Jump to post
Looks like one of the mainland Chinese carriers (believed to be MU) has in principle accepted the offer and will seek to launch a service to ONT. Where will China Eastern get the slots from? The bilateral slot allocation is fully maxed out on both sides, so MU will have to cut some other frequency ...Jump to post
Things about to get very messy at Melbourne, numerous Go-Arounds due to thick fog It's not too bad down the southeast, but I guess things at the airport must be messy. SQ237 is going to ADL as I speak, persumely due to long holding time. Michael It's clearing now, just ongoing delays. Issue is Melb...Jump to post
log0008 wrote:Things about to get very messy at Melbourne, numerous Go-Arounds due to thick fog
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?