On the day that CO launched the DUB SNN EWR service, the DAA chairman Noel Hanlon bid the aircraft farewell in dublin and then flew in a private jet to Shannon to bid the aircraft farewell there. I’m ageing myself here, but remember it well. It was the time when the traffic news used to announce lat...Jump to post
I've been saying it for a while, the DAA's 'ah sure it will do' attitude of just lashing up temporary piers and parking areas just isn't good enough. They need to build another permanent pier or move ahead with plans for Terminal 3. If they try to spend on actual piers the very same airlines whinge...Jump to post
He has since come back and said that he is talking to everyone at the moment.
9% share rise on this is good money after bad.
Boarded an A330 this morning in HKG by stairs.
All Jeddah flights are stairs.
So, is Norwegian Argentina operating revenue flights?Jump to post
SQ has struggled more with LCC and ME3 than CX, so can disrupt the market more. CX with a less forward thinking airport and caa have had less reason to evolve, with the exception of being caught sleeping with the growth of subsidised direct Chinese long haul routes. Until RWY 3 opens in HK and the t...Jump to post
The wider Y seats on the current 3-3-3 77W will be changing to 3-4-3 I presumeJump to post
The CX 350s are a wonderful product in all three cabins. I’ve now flown long haul in Y, W and J and found them more comfortable than their 77W’s, mainly due to the noise levels and IFE - even though the seats are narrower.Jump to post
No alliance partners.
No winter cash flow.
Lots of under utilised 787s this winter
It seems that Air Belgium is going for the Chinese tour group business to fill most of its seats. They launched after Cathay announced, so know what they are getting into. CX also fills a lot of their European Y cabin with tour groups, but since these tours are built on lowest over all cost - nobody...Jump to post
A 23% fuel consumption improvement vs the 767 is in line with promise. Excellent to see.Jump to post
I flew with the Air Belgium first flight return cabin crew on the CX BRU HKG on Saturday. What a wonderful bunch of people, really excited about their new jobs. They were in their uniforms for take off and landing. Sitting beside them in Y+, it was great to see their professionalism and knowledge of...Jump to post
The Cathay loads and yield is quite good - which is excellent to see. Brussels on the other hand is really struggling. I’m on BRU ->HKG today - 4 return seats just over €1,200 booked a week before departure. Fantastic value. I’m back in Europe next month and the return, non stop, ticket HKG BRU is j...Jump to post
Not until China frees up military airspace for use by commercial aviation, and stops closing significant airspace at a moments notice.
Until then, people will avoid transiting through Shanghai. Flights via Shanghai are a god 25% cheaper than other Asian cities. People who know, don’t risk it.
Rumours are that their 332’s are heading to eurowings.
Fleet going to
Yeah, there't not really a widespread issue with molestation in the Catholic Church in every country on the planet or anything. 4 percent of Catholic priests in the U.S. sexually victimized minors during the past half century. No evidence has been published at this time which states this number is ...Jump to post
And the not so good days of lawyergal, who ended up in prison.
Yes the trolling has intensified since free membership has returned. I find myself responding.
I'm a priest... I've never celebrated a Tridentine Mass, but I've done the Novus Ordo (New Rite, the way Mass is commonly celebrated nowadays) ad orientem (facing east, or facing the altar with the people). It is a different experience compared to when I'm facing the congregation not only because o...Jump to post
Flying to and in India is a pleasure. I still rank Kingfisher as the best economy class product ever. Today, service and price has equalised, so airlines can make a return. The airports are so much better too. Liberalisation has changed Indian aviation for the better. The state has lagged behind tho...Jump to post
I was on a site visit a few months ago at the new JED. Parts are complete and parts aren’t. I’d be surprised if it opens this month.
Kicking Changi out of the management contract is par for the course. They were responsible for ORAT.
I haven’t heard of many of these stories, but in Macau the Chinese ATM users have facial recognition built in. Macau is the washing machine of Chinese grey and black money. A lot of it has gone to the Philippines and Cambodia as the Chinese government rightly clamps down on their money from state pr...Jump to post
Bibi is like the boy who cried wolf with regards to Iran.Jump to post
If you've worked in the tourism industry and don't have general ideas of what groups are like then I don't believe you one bit. I’m living in greater China for 10 years now, and my business is Chinese tour groups. I really couldn’t care less if you believe me or not. If you are happy to treat 1.3bn...Jump to post
If you've worked in the tourism industry and don't have general ideas of what groups are like then I don't believe you one bit. I’m living in greater China for 10 years now, and my business is Chinese tour groups. I really couldn’t care less if you believe me or not. If you are happy to treat 1.3bn ...Jump to post
Racism: The belief that all members of a race possess characteristics, abilities, or qualities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races. “They spit everywhere, throw trash around, have no concept of lines or social graces at all. They...Jump to post
If you're not a Chinese citizen this is going to be great for everyone else. On the whole the Chinese are the rudest and most disgusting tourists on the planet. They spit everywhere, throw trash around, have no concept of lines or social graces at all. They ignore signs and are just awful in genera...Jump to post
The French company Vinci has bought Belfast International Airport. Vinci are excellent operators. Anyone who has seen their transformation of Cambodian airports into world class facilities should be hopeful of a step change in Aldergrove .
I’d say Koreans named Park have this problem every day.Jump to post