UA will not restart SEA-HKG. SEA is just a spoke these days and they would add more flights from a hub. Unless there was a strong tie in with traffic in SEA (ie AS), a huge contract in SEA that demanded HKG service or maybe a metal neutral JV partner from HKG that demanded service I see no way UA w...Jump to post
While it is true that all of CX's A359 are busy with other routes now, if CX is serious with opening SEA using A359, there are plenty of routes that CX can take the A359 from, e.g. the Australia routes using A359 now can easily be switched back to A333. The SFO A359 flight can go back to 77W or go t...Jump to post
It's sad but not surprising. DL has been struggling for the HKG route. Ticket price is consistently low. They have tried cutting frequency seasonally and they have tried switching to smaller planes (767) or more efficient types. SEA is simply not a strong-enough hub, compare to SFO and LAX, and espe...Jump to post
Don't think the lack of China's participation will deter soccer fans in China. Even if the team made it, it would be out for sure after the first three games. The chance of it getting pass that would be negative. Soccer fans of China watch European matches a lot so they will probably go there to wat...Jump to post
Flying Nairobi to Jibouti and then straight to Tel Aviv adds 165 nm (8%) to the route...not that much. Of corse, then they would need to convince the Saudis, but there is the AI precedent. Otherwise, go from Jibouti up the middle of the Red Sea, as LY does. That would add some 40 nm more. Nothing, ...Jump to post
If they really open up China, ANC-PEK would make more sense. It could be within range of A321LR, which AS has not ordered. But if it is happy with the A321NEO, and if Airbus gives it a good deal, would AS still rule it out? A321LR would be ideal for ANC-NRT and ANC-ICN too. While AS would potential...Jump to post
If they really open up China, ANC-PEK would make more sense. It could be within range of A321LR, which AS has not ordered. But if it is happy with the A321NEO, and if Airbus gives it a good deal, would AS still rule it out?
A321LR would be ideal for ANC-NRT and ANC-ICN too.
Kim is going to fly to Singapore on Air China's 747. Curious is that whether they will remove the "Air China" title and the Chinese flag on the plane Kim's flying on. It would be a "great insult" to DPRK if Kim has to fly on a plane with someone else's flag, at least that would b...Jump to post
It could be more than that too. Politically, India may want to actually limit economic relationship with China.Jump to post
I hope WS will use the new 787 to open Pacific routes from YYC.
Pacific routes from YVR and YYZ are already dominated by AC and Asian carriers. WS's strong presence in YYC will provide good connection. If they open HKG-YYC, I will certainly try them.
Arion640 wrote:Stitch wrote:Probably not a coincidence the A350-900 is doing short-runway testing at Wellington this week.
I've lived in NZ before but can't say i'm familar with Air New Zealands ops.
Do they operate widebodies from Wellington?
There is practically no business traffic between Vancouver and Bangkok, and bargain hunting leisure travelers have a lot of low cost choices flying via ICN, TPE, HKG or even PEK and PVG. They most likely would not mind waiting at those airport for 2 or 3 hrs for the connection if it means saving a f...Jump to post
P&W or RR do you think? I think there will be two engine choices at the end, one Western, one Russian. Chinese engines are not there yet, but it seems that at least the PS90 would have sufficient power to power this plane. For the Russian engine, it's just a "back-up". It would not be...Jump to post
This is amazing for Croatia. It is a beautiful country indeed. The last time an Asian carrier flew to ZAG was Malaysia Airlines, back in 1998 I think, with 777 service, with KUL-VIE-ZAG routing.Jump to post
Airbus should really be desperate enough to cut down the price on the A330NEO now, especially if it means selling some -800 to Thomas Cook.Jump to post
Hopefully they will introduce affordable business class fare to the route. May be bring that down to about US$2500 to 3000.Jump to post
I guess similar to Dragonair, Silkair has outlived its usefulness. Doing so will allow SQ to downgauge some routes to 180-seat 737MAX while keeping the premium brand, also similar to how CX has been actively moving some less premium routes to Cathay Dragon. I wonder if China Airlines and EVA Air wil...Jump to post
Considering how much JAL lags behind ANA now in terms of medium and long haul, an LCC may allow them to break thru, and there are certainly a lot of opportunities. First, destinations such as HNL and BNE can be transferred to the LCC. New routes such as NRT-YYZ, NRT-AKL, NRT-AMS, NRT-MXP, NRT-MLE ar...Jump to post
And CX has definitely been trying to do more with Germany. DUS's failure is a disappointment. FRA is a high-yield destination, and probably the market will grow with more banks moving executive and investment banking positions from London to Frankfurt as a result of BREXIT. It would be interesting t...Jump to post
It started in 1996 as MFM-BRU-LIS (not sure whether it's SN's A343 or TP's).
This is probably what I would do: No change to A321NEOs, or at most some minor defer, and use them to replace A320/A321CEO (32 in service now) Keep 787-9 order and delivery (21 more coming), and use the type to replace all A330-200 and -300 in service now (total 24 in service) Only keep about 10 787...Jump to post
This really depends on the grand schema of things. Under current circumstances, there is no market for North Korean flights from anywhere, even Beijing. It depends on where Kim wants to take the country towards. If it turns out that he is actually a genius, the last few years of craziness was just p...Jump to post
As Canada starts to negotiate its trade deal with Mercosur, business deals will gradually increase between the two countries, and so does passenger and cargo traffic. The stabilizing Argentine economy helps too.
The trade deal may be a few years down the line though.
As long as it can really offer rock bottom price, people would fly it. Let's say if it sells C$600 round trip HKG-KEF-YYZ, people would put up with the long flights and cramped seats and unstable weather at KEF to fly it. Cramped seats? I'll take WOW over Air Canada any day (on longhaul). Air Canad...Jump to post
PEK will be surpassed when the new airport comes into service, splitting Beijing's traffic between the current airport and the new Daxing Airport. At that time, it will most likely be surpassed by BOTH DXB and HND, and even a few more others, at the same time.Jump to post
As long as it can really offer rock bottom price, people would fly it. Let's say if it sells C$600 round trip HKG-KEF-YYZ, people would put up with the long flights and cramped seats and unstable weather at KEF to fly it. Then they will complain about the diversions and delays, and then they will fl...Jump to post
I think you missed two destinations in the YVR map. Air Canada also flies YVR-KIX and YVR-NGO, with 767.Jump to post
Departed Denpasar Bali 5:15pm on Wednesday, arrived (3 stops later) in Amsterdam at 7:15am on Thursday. :roll: :roll: Obviously you didn't get what I mean... Rather than responding that way, why don't you tell me what you meant? He/she means what about the return schedule? If it seems that it's a f...Jump to post
DWC is going to be the largest (almost) unused airport in the world, after YMX.Jump to post
Where do you get this baloney
If they were unable to improvise they would not be soaring ahead in technology...., or have such an incredible emergency response system....
I suppose Americans need something ti justify their disorder and chaotic behavior....
Japan is a very orderly nation ! Wish other countries can adopt Japan's transportation efficiency. There are always 2 sides on 1 coin. They are very orderly, but also very inflexible and resistant to any changes. They are very good at following orders and process, but if the situation changes a lit...Jump to post
How many passengers does ANA Boeing 777-300 domestic take ? I will fly on one soon, but I am seated in row 46, but looking at Seatguru seatmaps I cant' find any of their B777-300 having that many rows .. The route is Tokyo Haneda - Osaka Seatguru does not have ANA's domestic 777-300 on their site. ...Jump to post
How about Chinese competitors? Won't cut it. Because in the worst case scenario, US can ban all incoming/outgoing flights from/to US from overflying Russian airspace, including Chinese airlines. Air Canada would not be affected because they can overfly Russian airspace on routes like HKG-YYZ or DEL...Jump to post
Northwest actually had such a flight between 1998 and 2001, with 1 to 2 weekly summer only seasonal service, on DC10 and 747-200. I don't think there is a NRT-ANC market year-round. But the Japanese tourist market to Alaska is pretty strong and consistent during the summer months. It could work with...Jump to post
flyfresno wrote:nmk829 wrote:BoeingGuy wrote:ONT has gained and lost service over the years too. Off hand, I can think of ATL (EA, DL), JFK (B6, briefly AA), HNL (UA, HA), YYZ (AC), MX (AS).
ONT had service to Toronto? Wow...
In a "game of inches" (i.e low margins), that 10% extra fuel cost, extra utilization, extra crew time, etc can add up! It adds up, but if all your competitors are forced to do the same, then there's no difference. The price of the ticket would be increased by all airlines. There is no alt...Jump to post
Between East Asia and eastern/central US, the eastbound flights almost always take the southern route across the Pacific and make "landfall" at North America over Vancouver. So only the westbound flights are affected. But with the extended range capabilities of 77W, 787 and A350, airlines ...Jump to post
Slovenia is beautiful, went there 10 years ago. But really there is no demand for regular non-stop between Asia and LJU. A few charters a year to Japan and Korea is about right. Keep in mind that for most Asian tourists going to Slovenia, they are not just going to Slovenia. They will be touring man...Jump to post
Step 1 accomplished for Boeing. Now they will give everything they have to persuade Air Asia X to switch to dreamliner. It will be interesting to watch. If it is very obvious they will keep the Neo order, then why is there a need for a final decision on fleet ? This order is alot more then selling ...Jump to post
It is most likely that the meeting will take place in the JSA. No need to worry about transport. Originally, China and Russia would be in good spot to host this meeting, but given the current relationship between US and China and Russia, and the invitation is not routed through China or Russia, it i...Jump to post
Asiana can definitely make it work with EWR and YYZ, with substantial O&D traffic and connection at both ends. Should be no problem filling a daily A359 on these two routes. IAH would work too if they coordinate with UA on connection to South America at IAH and if they can also work out connecti...Jump to post
Embraer faced a 22.9% import tariff on ERJ-145 aircraft in the early 2000s, according to a research paper I found. They even build 4 ERJs that were never delivered to China because of the tariffs. Now, that’s a while ago. Not sure what the current status is. But 22.9% is very high, cost prohibitive...Jump to post
Currently, it only affects Boeing planes that Chinese airlines aren't really buying. This part of the overall tariff package is just posturing, just like in US's list of Chinese products, there are grenade launchers and Chinese made aircraft engines in that list. Since when does US military buying g...Jump to post
Makes sense. No surprise. AA does not need another long range type. The question is, can they just cancel the longstanding A350 order? Are there any penalties? Is AA really canceling the A350 order or is it switching the deposits to more A321? May be some -LR? I think AA is quite happy with the A321.Jump to post