West Atlantic to lease four 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighters from GECAS. https://twitter.com/GECASNews/status/877104425659138049 It looks like the MAX 200 designation is being quietly dropped in favour of reference to a higher capacity MAX 8, which makes sense because that's really what the MAX 2...Jump to post
AirAsia's Tony Fernandes just posted a photo of a group of AirAsia cabin crew standing next to some Paris landmarks. Any idea what they might be ordering? Croissants? They look like they're here for a media event of somekind. Maybe AirAsia X to get some A330-800s inorder to serve Europe with? (conv...Jump to post
Excellent news. This shows how well the French system works and how responsive it is to the populace. How many other countries ever have most incumbent representatives booted out on election day? Most of the rest of the (democratic) world has ineffective two/three party systems that virtually guaran...Jump to post
scbriml wrote:He's destroyed ISIS.
Does LH ever fly a standard painted A343, everything I'm at work all I ever see is the star alliance plane Lufthansa's flights from Frankfurt to San Jose, Tampa, Panama and Bangkok(I think) are actually operated by Lufthansa CityLine. As such, they're not allowed to be flown in aircraft with Luftha...Jump to post
So now that Corbyn has led Labour to a twenty point swing in their favour, will the media finally stop declaring him to be unelectable? Will his Blair-worshipping MPs take a temporary hiatus from backstabbing him? How much more can the government get away with cutting the NHS. May's hubris seems eve...Jump to post
IMO an A321 subfleet is inevitable, but I agree with qf002 that, Qantas can for the most part skip a generation with regards to narrowbody replacements. I'd love to see some 737-8MAXs though. Happily the prospect of 737-9MAXs seems to be a non-starter. I think the relevant question is how large coul...Jump to post
Heard someone on the radio yesterday saying that even though he "knows" that labour will ruin the economy he can't vote for anyone else as he is labour through and through - strange logic indeed! British people already voted to ruin the economy by voting for Brexit in the referendum. ;) b...Jump to post
The media is pulling out all the stops to helping May as much as they possibly can:
https://twitter.com/SimonNRicketts/stat ... 7432193026
Earlier, the BBC blurred Corbyn's name from the shirt of one of the singers at the Manchester concert.
It's sad to see powers at be itching to turn this into a conflict with Iran of some kind. So, another case of despotic foreign leaders taking advantage of Trump's ignorance and playing him like a banjo to serve their own goals... And now the idiot in chief is admitting to it by trying to somehow tak...Jump to post
I wish that Western governments would do the same to Saudi Arabia. Well I'm all for calling out supporters of terrorism but you will find them in all the mentioned countries, so I don't think anything will happen on that front. Yes but compared to Saudi Arabia, financial support for the spread of Wa...Jump to post
Reminds me a bit of this incident last year:
Congratulations, I hope he does a good job.
Kiwirob wrote:If Helen Clark had the balls to come out she would have beaten him to this silly title over a decade ago.
Very peculiar. It's not long ago that they were right on the brink of bankrupcy, no? Yes Russian aviation took a hit not so long ago but seems to be recovering. Transaero and UTair left a big gap as Rossiya and even Vim Airlines are adding second-hand widebody aircraft as fast as they can. UTair? W...Jump to post
Meanwhile in the Netherlands, prisons are closing because the country is so safe! In 2013, 19 prisons in the Netherlands closed because the country didn't have enough criminals to fill them. Now, five more are slated to close their doors by the end of the summer, according to internal documents obta...Jump to post
Very peculiar. It's not long ago that they were right on the brink of bankrupcy, no?Jump to post
VRHNM wrote:B-LRA should have been refitted with new seats already.
I was so proud to see Macron standing up to Putin today, talking tough, not immediately folding to political adversaries like a certain North American leader does and letting them walk all over him. Its so nice to have a competent leader running the country :) . Germany has a very competent leader t...Jump to post
Confirmation that LH will reduce 777x order. :stirthepot: Qantas confirming that mainline will indeed operate A321neos. Possible conversion of A380 orders to A350-900ULR or A350-1000. Air New Zealand A350-900/-1000s to replace the 777-200/-300 Looking forward to this! Not going to happen. LolJump to post
Good. Arrogant smokers are the scum of the earth and authorities need to come down harder on them. That this idiot lit up on an aircraft is the highest form of arrogance. He should be made to pay some form of compensation to the other pax. I hope he won't be allowed to light up for the duration of h...Jump to post
The USB outlets are sorely needed. My phone got very low on battery after a few delayed SAS flights a few weeks ago. Surprised that Lufthansa doesn't have them on theirs.Jump to post
Excellent news, a very astute choice from SN. Why buy an expensive new 787 if your network doesn't fully utilize its long range capabilities? Great news for SN's passengers too who will continue to enjoy the high levels of comfort that the world's premier widebody aircraft has to offer. Does anyone ...Jump to post
Best airport in Europe and that's before you consider all the beautiful Lufthansa A340s that are always there. A few weeks ago I had a (successful) fifteen minute connection there. Very easy thanks to the airport's high efficiency.Jump to post
I'm skeptical. The middle east is awash with excess capacity as it is. Even if you forget about the ME3 there is significant capacity growth seemingly planned with Flyadeal, Al Maha, Flynas and now Saudi Gulf. This won't end well. Could they also take up the 2 ex Air Austral birds? Those are going t...Jump to post
1) I don't understand the long haul, low cost trend amongst legacy carriers. It's unproven, barely profitable at the best of times and will further depress long haul yields. I'd also point out that the Qantas Group is the only airline group that has successfully managed to make long haul flying prof...Jump to post
What's the deal with Costa at EGHQ? I hear EK crew referring to it all the time, but I've never been able to figure out it's significance. Anyone able to shed some light on this? It's the guys at the operational side of the business making jokes about HQ staff spending all day at the Costa instead ...Jump to post
I have checked on this point of yours, EK should have started a new crewrest compartment (underfloor) on its A380-ULR from A6-EUF (& not A6-EDF), which is MSN218, number 84 for EK. That's correct. Personally I quite liked the crew rest compartment being on the main deck since it gave the rear e...Jump to post
Sad but unsurprising that the perpetrator is unremorseful. Jail time seems a bit extreme given that there weren't injuries; a few hundred hours of community service and making him buy Mr Joyce a new suit would seem more appropriate. OTOH I do appreciate the need to set a strong precedent when it com...Jump to post
fly a good portion of them at way less than capacity You haven't presented any evidence of this. EK's overall loads aren't too bad considering the capacity that they're adding. http://i.imgur.com/NhtgvVk.jpg http://i.imgur.com/t5SQDbU.jpg charge ridiculously low fares Competitive =/= ridiculuously ...Jump to post
115 aircraft may well be the limit but they will need to replace older frames as and when the time comes... IF they still need them. But this does sound like they (Airbus and Emirates) are prepping the landscape for a possible end to A380 production if the Neo isn't realistic enough. When half of t...Jump to post
I don't ever remember being so proud to be French! The mood is very positive here in Pornic. A very special atmosphere as La Marseilles was played after his speech. The French system worked. The runoff system was a total success; it allowed for people to vote for who they want, to go against the mai...Jump to post
The EU3 would do well not to start long-haul low-cost flying from each other's hubs. If Level starts flying long haul from CDG/AMS/MUC/FRA you can be sure that AFKL Group or LH Group will respond by launching long-haul low-cost flights from LGW/MAD/BCN via Transavia or Eurowings which will further s...Jump to post
So after all the public shootings in the US (there seems to be a significant one every few days) it took nine months for one to happen where an armed 'good guy' was able to save the day?Jump to post