I suppose a 'double drop' ultimately is a bit quicker than a one stop connection, but would have been more appealing if direct and depends if a long winded triangle routing. Suppose we need to see if this ever comes to fruition given all the other rumours over the past few years. Hainan have a reaso...Jump to post
Thought you might be along soon to provide the counter-argumenent [list] Month --- QR --- EY Feb-17 --- 62% --- 82% Feb-16 --- 61% --- 76% Feb-15 --- 68% You betcha Saltire. Statistically analysing those monthly figures is more of a plataeu for QR than year on year growth. High premium seat use 'on...Jump to post
Mortyman wrote:There is no way BA will order the B747-8I I guess ... ?
Cancun and MCO next. (Speculation) Considering Thomson are pulling their long haul from STN after this summer there's going to be plenty of demand from there from 2018 (unless Thomas Cook decide to jump in their place of course :-) ). Trent. But if there was huge profitable lucrative demand, TOM wo...Jump to post
Arent TCX A321s payload restricted on those routes.
738's are dogs are they not in terms of runway performance
Thats a great coup for CWL. Dont think this has anything to do with BA Maintenance. Will be interesting to use EDI as a benchmark for QR smaller regional ops. 5 times per week 787? (although hopefully with routine loads a little higher), at least they wont have EY competing. Great for locals. CWL be...Jump to post
47 years old? wonder what insurance implications that frame must have. Would be fascinating to strip it down like a deep check to see the fatigue hotspots.
Must be an oil/fuel dog...
Its not unique to US. The QR flight to EDI barely has managed above 60% last few months and really only peaks at acceptable levels at height of summer. Bit as has been said flying 40% empty (im not sure if its even always daily) will not be the whole story.Jump to post
I can tell you that during the weekday afternoon and early evenings, 1 hour 20 minutes is the best case scenario for a bus. Now on saturdays and sundays, that's probably fine. Of course, that doesn't even factor in the time to get to 41st and 9th ave from somewhere in the city, get to the station a...Jump to post
As it was a bit of an oddball from the outset and obviously very cruise/leisure focussed perhaps any tour contracts were only for a year or have changed and BA are just adjusting (although I appreciate thats not what was being claimed in the article). If BA had launched a seasonal once weekly to Lim...Jump to post
I always wondered why BA didn't think of rerouting the flight via DUB which also offers US preclearance and especially given EI's presence at DUB. It would easily fill 2 dailies with LCY-JFK DUB-JFK and XXX-DUB-JFK traffic with tickets being sold on LCY-DUB only after XXX-DUB-JFK ticket has been so...Jump to post
I might have said 67 pax for OAK for first few days (relative unknown cw SFO from secondary LGW instead of LHR, and at very start of season), will pick up im sure even if it is just a DY spoiler. Wonder if BA Hols will strategically switch travellers to this service for SF area.Jump to post
ORD-GLA lasted many years with great Y loads and high cargo uplift, just less so in J. I would still think there would be room for a seasonal service with some OW and connection opportunities at the US end especially and would be a good legacy alternative to low cost DY offerings that only some type...Jump to post
As a smallish destination (rather than a transfer hub), I always wondered if the Iceland bubble would burst, theres only so many people who'll want to go and I dont get the feeling that people repeatedly return.Jump to post
Looking at China Eastern on all the usual review sites, they dont really come out well in comparison to other carriers. Are the services mainly for inbound Chinese pax? cant see many Euro or US flyers picking them as first choice. How bad is their service? Is Shanghai mot a heavily delayed hub? What...Jump to post
" Dreadful", "Dull", "Boring".... do you honestly think they have not invested hugely in this and had some of the best PR and imaging departments behind this ? I know its not glitzy or jazzy, but I am sure they know what they are doing and will know a lot more about foc...Jump to post
mixing long haul and short haul, squeezing in Euro routes might be a recipe for delays...Jump to post
its not surely being suggested DY are for an inevitable Laker style collapse based on a couple of short haul reductions?Jump to post
Jetblue from Scotland to 'proper' BOS would be very welcome should this ever come to fruition, especially with all the codeshare/connection opportunities outwith massive P2P.
Roll on A321LR JetBlue orders!
Luton would be a funny choice for a LON gateway in my opinion.
Personally I think EDI-PVD will be a success and I'm glad they have opened the route, we're already looking at it for company business (our US HQ is about 1 hour from PVD, our UK business is about 20 mins from EDI). It will be, by a long way, the quickest way to get between our two sites and the fl...Jump to post
Another Norwegian thread ?! Yes I agree, Ive a feeling these schedules will be subject to change.. and wont be the same next year.Jump to post
I hadnt realised these were more than seasonal. Mid winter to the back of beyond? Even mainline carriers ie UA struggle in the winter with significantly cut schedules (and they have all the additional connecting traffic and frequent fliers)
These winter flights will be the ones to watch...
Yeah I really dont get these distant regional airport destinations, and the fare promotions are misleading to the average punter. Will be very interested to see the schedules the following yearJump to post
.... the EDI spotters will be along shortly!Jump to post
Although offering some economy, OpenSkies is marketed as Premium Economy/low Business Class, so unless they have (another) radical model shift, I cant see them pitching up at MAN, though the 757/767 size would be about right. Maybe all the chat of new terminals and lounges is a bit over ambitious gi...Jump to post
Fitlikemin wrote:I don't remember Barbara Cassani 'making a pigs ear' of anything. As I recall she was very well respected during her stewardship of GO.