All the 737-900's in the world doesn't save United from the fact they need a true 757 replacement for these international routes where the 767/787 are too large but they can't operate with a 737. CO/UA really shot themselves in the foot with all this US-Europe 757 flying. But with some of them stil...Jump to post
skipness1E wrote:I thought you were basing it on fact rather than surmising but happy to have seen up to date evidence to contrary which unfortunately is not for this forum. Jump to postI really think you're wrong on this one.
Slightly OT , but I recently flew to BRU on a CityJet Brussels Airlines SSJ, quite pleasant flight (interior fittings, wall panels etc all a bit 'plasticky' but clean and fresh). Did notice the hardest landing both inbound and out so not if thats a quirk. A ground staff member said they are a bit of...Jump to post
BA use Gatwick partly to allow LHR travellelrs to spend Avios on leisure flights to keep them loyal, hence the % of paid J vs. redeemed J is important. . To account for anything significant (in terms of aircraft layout and J class offering, I think that is a myth. Very few high accruing Avios'ers w...Jump to post
What is stopping the US3 from adopting similar models for the US to europe? Scale down the size of the planes leaving their hubs, segment them more, do more point to point from second-tier cities (DL is already doing this a bit), roll out a basic economy TATL product for those flights. I realize th...Jump to post
The overlap of useful AF network (particularly Euro, African and Westbound) and practical EK connections from DXB I would imagine are narrow.Jump to post
illogical where its only about profits. It is logical to wish to promote inbound and outbound growth (which FR can provide). And as im sure you are aware often these (low cost and long haul connecting)are completely different /seperate markets. I would think it also logical to give the flying public...Jump to post
IMO they should have persisted longer and actually increased frequency. 2-3 times daily timed for connections would have been targetting a different market to EZY. They could have evened out the KL AF AMS frequency to increase capacity overall and stop everyone routing through the highly successful ...Jump to post
Telescoping landing gear sounds like a maintenance nightmare.....Jump to post
GLA Halifax reduced from daily to 5/wk from SeptJump to post
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