The situation is that someone with an Israeli passport book flights that require him/her to transit through Kuwait, which is a country that do not allow Israeli passport holder to enter. I don't know how this end up in some courts in Europe. The bottom line is, even if the passenger was admitted ont...Jump to post
If it is truly "shape the future of our region", I would have to think it's international. Since Delta is already flying to Paris and Condor to Frankfurt from PIT, I suppose it could be BA to London with 788? Or could be Aer Lingus to DUB with 757 or A321NEO?Jump to post
I'm not sure when it stopped, but I know the routing was CAI-JFK-LAX. The infamous 767 crash (well, murder suicide) off of Nantucket (Flight 990) originated in LAX, I don't know if it was ever non-stop. Honestly, I think the chances of it resuming are slim to none. Never been non-stop. Has always b...Jump to post
There is no market for scheduled passenger flights for sure. But there could be a market for seasonal tourist charters, just like those between Japan and Yellowknife. I can see that happening with occasional flights carrying tour groups to Halifax. There is also definitely a market for cargo flights...Jump to post
Alaska can focus all the resources on West Coast and make it a fortress. It does not have enough resources to compete with US3 nationwide. With only West Coast to worry about, it can fight effectively against US3 in its home turf. West Coast itself as a market is large enough for Alaska to be rich. ...Jump to post
You could still do 3 daily flights with odd slots.[...] That is exactly how they used to operate. For instance flight ZB220 LGW-PMI had been scheduled 6 times a week on days 12345-7. But using a differnt slot on every single day: 05:45, 06:10, 06:25, 06:40, 08:00 and 08:10. http://info.flightmapper...Jump to post
QR would be a passive shareholder. Air China and Swire will simply ignore it, just like they have ignored Kingboard. However, Air China and Swire do not hold hostile intention with QR, so if QR, as a shareholder now, came up with good idea on how any co-operations would mutually benefits CX and QR, ...Jump to post
Arguably, among all CX's code sharing agreements, the one with AA is the most important. AA has probably asked CX to join the JL-AA JV, just like oneworld has multiple carriers in the trans-Atlantic JV. And it's probably CX which has declined to deepen the relationship. Not to be pedantic, but isn'...Jump to post
I will be very surprised if JAL is the one that does this. This route seems like a much better fit for NH, and as CX has demonstrated, being part of Oneworld has absolutely no benefit whatsoever, so I would really be amazed if this is actually JAL's rationale for launching MIA. I am not sure why yo...Jump to post
What airline is that? VN= Vietnam Airlines. I don't think that layout would pass muster in the US with the FAA, but apparently so with the Vietnamese aviation authorities. The A321 is used in regional routes too, to Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, Taiwan and even Korea and Japan. Any of those autho...Jump to post
I just don't understand that obsession with AF ? They have a ton of Boeing planes.... I don't think people are saying they don't fly Boeing planes. But people who understands the relationship between the French nation and French companies (including private ones) would understand that unless the Ai...Jump to post
US3 is going to cry foul now that EY is offering subsidized high speed Internet. But seriously, I wish other airlines will catch up on this. There is no need for outdated IFE if there is Internet on board. It would save a lot of operating cost for the airlines as well if they don't need to maintain ...Jump to post
I think it's Air France, given its relationship with Airbus. Its fleet of 56 A318+A319 seems to fit the sales volume as well, for total replacement and modest growth. It also has not ordered any replacement for its fleet of A320 series aircraft. Some of those are quite old. What is Boeing going to d...Jump to post
Impact for KLM would be quite large: Routes in green would not be impacted too much as they already fly south of Russian airspace in order to avoid Ukrainian airspace. http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=c:%230000ff,+AMS-DEL/HKG/ICN/NRT/SIN/TPE/BOM/CMB/CTU/HGH/KIX/PEK/XMN/KUL/BKK/TSE/ALA/SVO/LED%0d%0a%0d%0a...Jump to post
SFOFlyer wrote:Do you think Boeing employees would inspect the aircraft during it's layover?..
It could be that IAG is using EI/DUB to compete with Icelandair/KEF. DUB can be used as a connecting hub for TATL specifically for low yielding tourist traffic, so that those traffic can be absorbed by IAG and diverted away from LHR. LHR then will be built as a fortress hub for high yield traffic an...Jump to post
In the short term, as clashes between both sides become more serious, airlines may start to suspend or cancel flights. Simply speaking, no tourists want to go to Barcelona if there are clashes everyday. There are other choices. Then the longer term effect would be based on how the two sides pull out...Jump to post
Comparing BOS to SEA in Delta's strategy doesn't sound right. SEA was set up because Delta has no choice. It was intended to be a replacement for the NRT hub. SFO is UA's and AA has already started to build up LAX when Delta realized it needed a replacement for NRT. SEA was a compromise. There is no...Jump to post
The problem is the market is too fragmented on both sides. There are too many big cities and while traffic may seem large, they are too lil between cities to justify widebodies. This is probably where A321LR and MOM will help. And yes the relationship between the two countries are at the lowest poi...Jump to post
Whether the practice is legal or not or reasonable or not, this may prompt other overseas creditors to do the same in a rush to secure their share of what AB owes them, before there is no assets left to be impounded. To avoid such a scenario which would derail the orderly proceeding of liquidation, ...Jump to post
Boeing would regret pursuing BBD to the corner if it is sold to China and Canada permits the sale. While China is developing its aviation industry quickly, there are many areas it still lags behind. If Canada gets frustrated enough with US (not just because of Boeing vs BBD, but NAFTA negotiations, ...Jump to post
CI can't even make JFK work... ONT is going to be low yielding. It should have sent a full-Y A350. Or if it really wants some premium cabin there, put may be 20 premium economy seat there. That's it. That may work. A 77W with 40 business class and 62 premium econ seats in it is going to be disaster....Jump to post
KLM was the first; I recall that CI and KL began services between AMS and TPE in the mid 1980s; then Air France had Air France Asie, Lufty used Condor, Swissair had "Swissair Asia" BA started "British Asia" (and Qantas used a separate carrier - can't recall what that was called?...Jump to post
skyhawkmatthew wrote:It appears that despite the announcement above, CX’s flights are currently planned to fly direct HKG-AKL, and tech stop in BNE on the return trip, rather than CNS.
CX now has a refueling stop for its HKG-AKL flight at Cairns, on both direction
https://www.cathaypacific.com/cx/en_HK/ ... l-hkg.html
Makes sense for the A350 conversion. Almost all the A350-900 ordered by CX have been delivered already. As we saw in the announcements on new routes, the new routes will focus on destinations that require the capacity of A350-900, not the -1000. The A350-1000 will have the same capacity as the 77W, ...Jump to post
Does the 359 have the range to fly DOH-GIG? Is there any payload restriction? Given the flights cannot overfly Saudi Arabia and will have to wrap around the Peninsula?Jump to post
CX will definitely feel the heat, but it's not too bad yet. It may cause CX to accelerate putting in 3-4-3 seating on its 77W, to lower its per-seat price for long haul though. ...and alienate loyal customers who fly CX for the very reason that their planes do not look like sardine cans! I like CX,...Jump to post
Lovely. Does the partnership extend to the frequent flier programs?
LOWS wrote:For some reason, going back some time, United and Singapore hate each other. Why?
This is to be expected. No surprise here. From the time it ordered 20+ A350, we all know it's going long haul. It focuses more on connection traffic from China though, while CX is more balanced on O&D, connection from SE Asia/Taiwan, Australia and China. Personally, I am not interested in flying...Jump to post
1: B.... 2: C.... 3: D.... (this country can't make beer!!) People said it is DFW,,,,, By the way, PEK and DPS will be transfer to KA and LGW will transfer to LHR, Would not be surprised DPS is transferred to KA. In fact, I think leisure destinations such as CNS, CEB and CTS should be transferred t...Jump to post
NZ321 wrote:What about Christchurch? NZ is beer producing and exporting. Rumours have been around for a while.
User001 wrote:Do you mind linking the page as the one in the original post links to the UK page and can't find this post, the latest post being about amenity kits?
I can't seem to locate this Facebook post, has it been deleted again? Just checked. The post is still there. Note that the post starts with Chinese. The English paragraph may be hidden and you would have to click the "see more" link to open the full message. The following is the Chinese t...Jump to post
Cathay Pacific announced on its official Facebook page today that it is launching multiple new destinations, and started a competition for people to guess what those destinations are. The clue is that all those destinations are "beer related", with a cartoon video with beer in different co...Jump to post
All that is gone are the US airlines. They are not competitive in the changed marketplace. The LCCs entering the market essentially kicked the US airlines out. CX has been increasing flights a lot to Japan, especially Osaka is now 6 daily. It was 2 or 3 daily not too long ago. While there are no mor...Jump to post
OK, AC5/6 was showing in the GDS as YYZ but now shows as flight cancelled. There seems to be some truth that YUL-NRT is being announced and is replacing YYZ-NRT That sucks. YYZ-NRT is an Asian flight that is relatively easy to get a reward ticket on business class, with onward connection across Asi...Jump to post
It's not just Korean Air. Asiana and Cathay usually follow the same path. The flights fly northeast from HKG, passing directly over Taiwan or just west of Taiwan over Taiwan Strait, then head north towards Jeju, and finally fly over land after Gwangju continuing north over the western coast of Korea...Jump to post
Beirut? Tunis? Making Algiers year-round? Also Tokyo seems to be sorely missing from YUL. If PEK (by Air China) and PVG turn out to be successful, NRT may be the logical next-step for further Asia expansion.Jump to post
Never knew that Alberta is big on pork too!Jump to post
The CX press release says they are for KA only. So KA is ordering 32 aircraft to replace 23 aircraft. I wonder which new destinations KA will deploy the new aircraft to. Definitely hope we will see more secondary Japanese ones. Kind of surprised that KA is foregoing the A320 altogether. CX Group wil...Jump to post