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
At least the air cargo division of Aloha survives and has been flying 737 to this day as Aloha Air Cargo
Doubtful that it would be YYZ. For all the Asia-YYZ routes now, except for Tokyo, all other routes are heavily VFR. There is not sufficient high yield business traffic between Toronto and Asia. I would think it's ORD or IAD. Asia does extremely well from Toronto, and from what I have seen, can be e...Jump to post
Several issues come to mind: 3. My understanding of pre-clearance's function is to identify issues that might arise prior to a passenger boarding a flight, as opposed to dealing with it on US soil. It is easier to stop a passenger at the source from a customs point of view. Given the legitimate con...Jump to post
Doubtful that it would be YYZ. For all the Asia-YYZ routes now, except for Tokyo, all other routes are heavily VFR. There is not sufficient high yield business traffic between Toronto and Asia. I would think it's ORD or IAD.Jump to post
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DY6DaEdXUAEo8l9.jpg:large Source: FlightRadar24 https://twitter.com/flightradar24/status/976862697823272964 Does anyone know why does the flight fly all the way to Mumbai before turning west over Arabian Sea? It cannot overfly Pakistan, but it could still have taken a mo...Jump to post
Your worst enemy's worst enemy is your best friend
Does it mean that other airlines from Asia such as CX or KE will soon be able to overfly Saudi for their TLV routes?
20 years ago, no one from China had the personal wealth to fly to Paris for a Chanel or Prada shopping trip. 10 years ago, a small elite group of wealthy people living in primary cities like Beijing and Shanghai can afford to do that. Now everyone in Beijing and Shanghai can afford to do that , plu...Jump to post
The answer is simple: no At least not in the sense of "threats" from ME3 Chinese airlines may be competing with European airlines in some specific connection markets, e.g. CZ obviously is targeting EU-AU market. But what it will not be able to do anything more than what CX and SQ have been...Jump to post
Would manufacturers like Dassault or Gulfstream be interested in stretching their business jets to make it a 50-seater? That's where CRJ came from in the first place. While manufacturers are not willing to put money to develop a clean sheet 50-seat RJ, a stretched new business jet would surely have ...Jump to post
And back then everyone said AAB was whining...
6E probably has an advantage that many of its competitors are not doing well in terms of service level anyway, so it's not like the passengers have a lot of other good choices.
The early morning hours are not fully utilized now though, especially in Terminal 1. I fly to NRT on the CX 6am arrival many times, and we are almost always the only flight arriving at the Terminal. Don't get me wrong. I am not complaining. I usually get to breeze thru immigration and customs in 20 ...Jump to post
The MD80 has already achieved an amazing feat that AA would have started to massively retire the 737-800 before all their MD80s are retired, considering 737-800 was ordered as a replacement for some of the MD80. Taiwan's civil aviation authorities are considering to fix regulations so that pax plane...Jump to post
Basically, the voters decided to jump off the cliff and FT is saying they are going to die jumping off the cliff. I just don't see any contradiction between the two statements. They are both true. I think the voters' decision needs to be honored but the outside world should not be expected to bend ...Jump to post
Finally someone is pointing out the dilemma, although I was not expecting it's MAGA who points it out. IAG cannot own Aer Lingus and Iberia if it is not 50%+1 owned by EU entities, and it cannot own BA if it is not 50%+1 owned by UK entities. Period. Simple rules of how international aviation agreem...Jump to post
I am not trying to defend the airlines here, and I hate the smaller seats too. But I also found that air ticket price essentially has not increased for ages. While inflation has been low for the last 10 years, it's not 0. I started flying YYZ-HKG at least once (sometimes 2 to 3 times) a year since 1...Jump to post
Surprising BOM went to Joon before BLR. Also IIRC LH operates the B748 to BLR but the B744 to BOM. Even though BLR is still a smaller market from EU, is it believable that BLR is higher-yielding than BOM in general these days? Would not be surprised if BLR is higher-yielding. There is virtually no ...Jump to post
There is some demand there probably. But it would be highly seasonal and not enough to sustain the flight. Currently, tourism from Asia to Argentina and Chile are limited to the rich, because it's painful to fly the 30+ hrs distance and even economy class ticket causes you a fortune. Norwegian will ...Jump to post
This is amazing. But is there sufficient demand? This would purely be tourism traffic, albeit high yield tourists since those going to Cape Town will be high net worth tourists. Christchurch, I can see that working since NZ is actually very popular for HK, China and Korean tourists, especially in th...Jump to post
Actually the delivery of CSeries planes have been notoriously slow. It's not the first time Bombardier is manufacturing a plane. I can't imagine the CSeries is that much difficult to make than a CRJ 1000. Besides P&W that is dragging its feet, is there other hold-ups?Jump to post
It's not going to happen. Iran has waited for 40 years to buy a new Boeing or Airbus. They are not going to walk away. During the time of sanctions, Iran has looked at Tu-154, Tu-204, An-140 and An-148. it eventually did not get any of those into the mainstream airlines like IranAir or Mahan even du...Jump to post
DUB is in a perfect location and timing to become a major trans-Atlantic hub, and will complement LHR well in the IAG group. LHR flights can focus on premium connection traffic and O&D traffic, while other connection passengers are routed thru DUB. Besides DUB's location as the last stop in Euro...Jump to post
The ultimate trade war: No more Boeings in EU and no more Airbuses in US. I have got to a point that I would love to see this happen and see those pushing for trade restrictions regret what they wanted.Jump to post
There will be minimal business O&D demand, but I think people are under-estimating the demand of leisure traffic. There are too many high net worth people living in Vancouver. They are mostly immigrants from Asia or people who have just retired with a pile of money. And they go travel the world....Jump to post
While Asiana re-focus on long haul, it needs to improve its connectivity with Air Seoul. It has moved many short haul routes to Air Seoul, but it is not possible to buy a ticket on Asiana's website if I want to connect from an Asiana flight to an Air Seoul flight. This would become a problem if it w...Jump to post
HND is always the main domestic airport for Tokyo. For international, it is definitely preferred by travelers, especially those going for business. But there are just much less flight options from HND, especially to Asian cities. For long range flights to primary destinations in EU or US, some airli...Jump to post
KarelXWB wrote:BWIAirport wrote:Are these the first firm orders for this model?
No, it already has some 200 firm orders.
This topic never gets any attention from Trump. Want proof? Do you see him tweet about this?Jump to post
For HKG, AI and 9W will get affected most. CX has a stable following for the India routes. Indigo will not be able to compete for connection traffic to North America via HKG, and local business people will continue to prefer CX over any Indian carriers when they travel to India for business. The pro...Jump to post
A surprise, but a pleasant one. Finally checks and balance at work and professionalism prevails. Boeing simply does not have a product to compete. If an airline issue a RFP asking for a plane with a seating capacity of 110 seats, Boeing is not even qualified to submit a bid. I don't see how it "...Jump to post