KLM has a lot of transit passengers. Especially trans-Atlantic. On other markets. How many would go from Iceland to e.g. Africa or Asia? As a passenger you would not fly eastward KEF-AMS then westward AMS-DTW for example. That is the answer. For Africa/Asia, they would use LH or AY or some of the ot...Jump to post
The old OSL Oslo Gardermoen airport did not have gates with air bridges at all. Passengers had to walk from the exit to the aircraft. SAS and Northwest Orient flew with B747's and DC-10's in the 80's and Scanair (charter arm of SAS at the time) used their A300's and DC-10's there well into the 90's....Jump to post
A lot of different opinions here. Politics will always have an impact when airlines are ordering new aircraft. Here is the situation: You have to remember that KLM and AF were two separate airlines at the time. KLM were looking for replacements for their DC-9's. They ordered Fokker 100's (partly a r...Jump to post
I think SAS has already been experimenting with NB on the Atlantic (CPH - BOS / EWR). That could clear the way for considerably larger A321LR's. https://www.privatair.com/sites/default/files/content_files/images/Content_SAS_737-20C%2B60Y.jpg https://www.privatair.com/news/23032016-1025/privatair-co...Jump to post
I think they will stay with their order of the A350's. If anything else. The A321LR, with a proper business cabin could maybe make sense on some thinner routes or to start new long-haul routes out of OSL perhaps.
But then again there's Norwegian..............
I heard on the radio here in Norway on Thursday that Norwegian has cancelled ten 787 orders. The divesting of the B737's are basically a sale/leaseback situation. The A320Neo's, I guess, will be used out of bases in Spain in the future, but until they get enough aircraft, they lease them to other ca...Jump to post
From what I know, VS and DL has a JV on the Trans-Atlantic market. Also, although Virgin Atlantic is a well known and recognized brand. It is simply not the brand that it used to be. All the image of a "fun" airline seems to be gone. They still have no real feeder traffic in Europe and add...Jump to post
I thought that the German news magazine "Der spiegel" and the aviation magazine AERO reported this a while back. (sorry, no links) MUC will be the only base of the A359's. 5 A380's are to be moved there. A346 will be retired and A333 will be split between FRA and MUC. Also, Eurowings will ...Jump to post
3-4 day long layovers are mostly a thing of the past. Especially New York. Maybe on some places that are served 2-3 times per week. As far as I know, unless it is more than 8 hours time difference, the crews fly back the next day.Jump to post
I think a few factors decided this issue. First of all, the PAX version got delayed, and as already mentioned by several members here, they needed to smooth out those things first. Also, was it too big? Cargo is usually a one-way operation. You can have freighters take off from Europe to Asia with 2...Jump to post
You can already get miles for flights on Eurowings - I have already done few connections on Eurowings when booking via LH.com website and miles were added to my account just like normal Star Alliance flight. It happens especially when connecting intra-European via DUS. In which milage program are y...Jump to post
The Embraer 123, a 19-seat push-prop regional airliner. Heavily advertised at the beginning of the 90's. Almost broke Embraer.Jump to post
I must say that I did not really see AB's impact on the OW alliance as that big of a deal. No disrespect to AB, I flew them quite a bit and was very happy with them, but on the whole, what did they contribute to the OW as a whole? I think AB was brought in by AA/BA to hopefully allow them to tap mor...Jump to post
As covered by others already. Cities in these states simply do not have big enough catchment areas.
Only place I would see Southwest operate to is a seasonal service to Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
We have this at SAS called SAS Go Light, no one ever checks the weight of the hand luggage or amount brought on board. It's a feast for the passenger, not so much for the crew working the flight. I agree. This is just another way for Icelandair to make more money. Soon, you pay more for your baggag...Jump to post
VS jumped on the "bandwagon" when the A380 was launched and yes, they promised casinos with Richard Branson saying "there will now be two ways of getting lucky in the sky". But reality has set in. A couple of years ago their CEO stated that they still have the aircraft on order, ...Jump to post
I do not see LH flying to RSW. They already do Tampa, albeit with the LH City-Line configured A340's. Eurowings will commence from both Cologne-Bonn and Munich so Condor would probably be out of the question but DY has stated that they are not ruling out long-haul destinations from other European co...Jump to post
I saw in the papers here in Norway today (September 16th) that the main reason for these cancellations are that staff of Ryanair are owed a lot of leave. They simply have not been able to take vacations so far this year. Also, punctuality have been down. Wonder how the "cancel flight due to vac...Jump to post
You need to have a high status or pay. I find it ridiculous that if you are flying e.g. MSP-ATL-FRA, if you then want to use the lounge AT MSP it will cost you about $50. European carriers I must say are much more lenient on these things. I flew in Business FRA-BOS-ORD a 3 years ago and since my fli...Jump to post
I do not see this happening. The Stockholm flights are very popular. Passengers would then rather go with another carrier than going through CPH or HEL. HEL is the "wrong way" if you're flying west and CPH is capacity constrained with their long-haul. Oslo is expanding and would gladly tak...Jump to post
The thing I do not get here is the following: Norwegian, Icelandair and Swiss have AOC's in countries that are not EU, however EEC. They are subject to the rights as EU carriers with regards to freedoms of the air, EU-US open skies etc. What will happen in the UK market?. Is it just Brexit or are th...Jump to post
This coming from a man who regards his flight attendants as personal property, his pilots as his personal drivers.Female attendants are not allowed to "socialize" with men and live in dorms in Qatar. I personally do not care if flight attendants are more senior or not, it depends on the le...Jump to post
Although I have never flown them, everyone I know who has, loves them. They offer very competitive first class fares compared to their competitors. They also make use of a "partnership" with Transavia and Tuifly/Thomson, which are charter carriers where they "borrow" their aircra...Jump to post
I think Air Canada are great. For my Europe to North America travel in business class, I'll choose them over any other carrier any day.
They also have a first rate cabin crew, whose friendliness other carriers can only hope to achieve.
DutchBoeing wrote:Immediately I had to think of Wideroe. Would this be a good option for WF to replace those ageing DH1's?
This is similar to what happened after the EU refund regulations were introduced a few years back. Some people will try to complain to get a refund for pretty much anything. With regards to the EU regulations, although I have never made use of them myself, I am glad they were introduced. After years...Jump to post
This is something similar to what SAS did back in 2012. They are not asking for money outright, but for the Governments (state or local) to act as a safety net in case the airline fails to make its payments to its creditors. In the case of SAS, the governments of Denmark, Sweden and Norway stepped i...Jump to post
RFD could maybe be a market for them. They already fly out of there on behalf of Apple Vacations. (although that would not be feeder traffic for them)
Yes, RFD is a ways out, but if charges are lower, and there's no congestion............. who knows?
The best option will probably be that LH will purchase AB. AB as a brand will probably disappear and the flights and A/C will become part of Eurowings. Long-Haul out of BER/TXL under the Eurowings brand should not be a problem. With CGN/DUS, who knows? DUS is more business oriented than CGN for long...Jump to post
Yes, Etihad has made some mistakes in investing in poor airlines. They wanted access to European airports and to feed their own flights. But I would never call Etihad a failure. Etihad themselves have stated previously that they do not have ambitions to become as large as Emirates or Qatar and want ...Jump to post
I think in some ways Boeing became its own competitor in the sense that it had the B777. With the A330- 200/300 series, there really was no other need for an aircraft between the B767-300 and B777. Passenger/Price wise, it made more sense to go with the B777. Also, post 9/11 airlines decided to &quo...Jump to post
The TSA and security agencies in other countries as well should decide on a common policy. As an example. In Europe, all laptops have to be taken out, you have to take your ipad out of your carry-on, but you can leave your shoes on, except in the UK, there they have to come off. The rest of Europe, ...Jump to post
Great Topic for discussion!! I really agree with you on all points.Let's take them one by one: 1. Fees: yes, the "legacy carriers" are starting to act more and more like the traditional low-cost carriers in this sense. Charging for everything from bags to seats to carry-ons. The difference...Jump to post
As previously stated, we do not know what happened before the filming started. Yes the reaction of the passenger is bad. But two things surprise me even more here. 1. The reaction from the AA ground crew. He should be "above all this, and in my opinion, if he did indeed do what they claimed he ...Jump to post
Airlines need to overbook flights due to some passengers, particularly corporate travelers changing their tickets all the time. The question is: How much to overbook? this would depend on time of day, which day (naturally you do not overbook flights before holidays like thanksgiving etc.). One optio...Jump to post
Northwest, later Delta kept their DC-9's because they were paid for, some had low hours and were in good condition. Like stated by others, used 737's and A320's were not available. In addition to that, about 7 years ago the AA MD-80 fleet stood at over 200 aircraft and it's not so easy just to do a ...Jump to post
Look at the Public Service Obligations (PSO) or Essential Air Services (EAS) in Norway and you will see that there are a bunch of airports that are only served by Widerøe Airlines (WF). Here is a link by Widerøe: http://www.wideroe.no/anbudsruter Only in Norwegian and no IATA codes. As you can see s...Jump to post
I tend to agree with United here if the passengers were traveling on ID90 or similar tickets. Airlines do have dress codes for employees using this discount for their personal travels. At an airline I worked for we were required to "dress nicely" or "business casual" if you were ...Jump to post
From what you have listed here, I would choose UA. Direct flight, quite good on-board service and nice seats. The only part of the "Experience" I tend to see US carriers lack in compare to the European ones are at their lounges in the US and occasionally the cabin crew.
Maybe DHL, the cargo people? Doesn't DHL lease most of their capacity instead of fly their own metal? In Europe DHL flies its own aircraft. Mostly A300's, B757 and B767. They also have a JV with Aerologic together with Lufthansa. As Lufthansa Cargo still flies MD-11's this could be a reason, but I ...Jump to post
Interesting topic, My view is that <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> or <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> together with <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> would not have worked due to cannibalization. You would then have had 3 major hubs with...Jump to post
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