Business class $7,500 on Delta vs $2,700 on Icelandair. Coach $1,500 on DL vs $850 on FI. Same distance with 1-hour layover in Reykjavík. Delta might have to adjust some to comp ete, especially if Norwegian starts PDX-CDG. That one is very close, Only 5nm more distance. But it still has a stop in a...Jump to post
Well, simply put an airplane always has the right of way against vehicles. Did the truck just cut in front of the airplane? Happens way too often. I have had airport busses full of people cut in front of me taxiing a heavy jet.
Secondly, what idiot transports people in the back of a high lift truck?
I ferried an empty 757 Combi from ANC-OKO (Yokota Air Base, Tokyo) back in December and we made it with plenty of room to spare. I think it was something like 8.5 hours and we were going westbound in winter, which didn't help. Our airplane also didn't have winglets. I'm guessing an even lighter air...Jump to post
The IS&S cockpit shown above added so much functionality for such a low price that financially it was a no-brainer. Committing to the Collins solution is a whole different financial story, although many pilots seem to prefer it because, among other things, it operates and displays in a more-fam...Jump to post
More like a new terminal than a whole new airport...Jump to post
There's upgauging, and there's gate utilization. End gate-squating - turn them into CUTE gates. Compare passengers per day per date at LHR versus the airports mentioned by the OP. Well that's true of most US airports. However YYZ is 100% CUTE and is reaching its breaking point. Interim solution wou...Jump to post
A Primera 737-800 went off the southern end of runway 19 (shortened) late this afternoon. No injuries reported, damage unknown. http://icelandmag.visir.is/article/developing-keflavik-airport-closed-after-plane-skids-runway-due-snow-ice First day of reduced length runway operations at KEF until mid-j...Jump to post
Both SAS and Norwegian is loosing a lot of money on the new passenger tax / seat tax that was introduced by the government last year. Norwegian says it has lost over a half a billion NOK on that alone since it was intoduced. 150 million NOK only in the 1 q. But that only applies to pax ex Norway, r...Jump to post
They really bet on SAS failure. If it does not work they will try something different. They already pulled back from Boston in competition with SAS. Of course they play on others turf as well as far as Argentina. Still it's a big bet. Their base costs are far higher than FR They haven't pulled back...Jump to post
Well Norwegian finally found out that short runways really don´t work for the 737, even if it is a MAX... http://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/cork-runway-may-be-too-short-for-norwegian-air-flights-to-new-york-1.3041237 They could have seen that coming a few years back, but chose...Jump to post
Is all this because with the thinner hotter air the engine does not provide enough thrust to get the plane in the air? Yes It is just as much a matter of the wings being less effective, requiring a higher speed to provide the necessary amount of lift. Correct. And that is where Max Tire Speed becom...Jump to post
I wonder how much more KEF can handle before the seams burst. They just keep adding more and more service. Well it pretty much came apart at the seams last summer, so should only get worse this year! ORD with its looong turnaround/taxi times will be a challenge for the slow flying 321 to make the r...Jump to post
Here is an article (in Dutch) about a well respected Dutch pilot and columnist for that website switching from Emirates to Norwegian. http://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nieuws/categorie/72/algemeen/columnist-jan-cocheret-van-emirates-naar-norwegian He'll be based in Fort Lauderdale flying a 787. Has fl...Jump to post
What Boeing is pitching to potential "MOM" customers these days is NOT a variation of the 787. Nuff said.Jump to post
No airline flying to Iceland uses a frame as small as the C100. Furthermore no steep approach or departure is necessary. REK would handle a 787-800 or an A320 quite well. RKV's longest runway can handle a 787-8 to mainland Europe without a significant weight penalty? The A320 is a pipe dream, there...Jump to post
planeguy wrote:I may be flamed for posing this question, but how feasible would it be for a lo-co like Ryanair to serve Reykjavik's domestic terminal (RKV) instead (alongside Air Iceland)?
EK is not the only carrier that has felt a slowdown in booking to the USA. And same thing happened post 9/11. A lot of people will avoid the hassle factor and vacation elsewhere.Jump to post
I don't think I buy that a DC-8-63 burns less than a 707-320B. It's bigger, heavier, and has the same engines. According to Flight 1972 707-320B - 885 km/h - 5375 kg/h DC-6-83 - 875 km/h - 5400 kg/h at the maximum take-off weight and max range average fuel burn is 707-320B - 5050 kg/h - 5.94 kg/km ...Jump to post
Well, conveniently that picture does not show the archaic overhead panel covered in the skin, hair and blood of all the pilots that have smacked their heads against it... Fixed that for you! :wink2: Regardless of the cockpit designed for midgets, I look forward to seeing the -9 in service. Thanks s...Jump to post
They replaced steam gauges with steam gauge screens. Bravo!. Completely inaccurate. However - Regardless of whatever perceived or imagined shortcomings this new derivative may have, I am happy to see her roll out. Instead of complaining about how this 50 year old design might not be comparable to m...Jump to post
With PVDs 7100' (2184m) runway, PVD-BGO will be a payload restricted flight in summer temps. Pie in the sky.Jump to post
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world ... 09406.html
If if happens, which I doubt, it would not bode well for TATL operators.
But given the atmosphere in the White House, anything is possible...
Norwegian is to launch 50 New routes in total this year and hire 2000 New employes globally. http://e24.no/naeringsliv/norwegian-air-shuttle/kjos-fikk-groent-lys-i-usa-naa-ruller-norwegian-ut-nye-ruter-over-atlanterhavet/23932580 You mean 2000 contractors, not employees. Employees have benefits, va...Jump to post
^I think you're right, given the many configurations. I personally like the three-bulb 777/787/748 one the best, it tells you how far away the plane is and what its pitch angle is relative to your line of sight to it. Single-bulbs like on most Airbii are useless for ranging. Scary. Use your TCAS or...Jump to post
I think this is the umpteenth thread about Norwegian from Cork to USA. And nothing tangible has ever come out. Will it ever happen?Jump to post
The point is, while the 737-8 holds its own, the 737-9 gets its butt kicked and I am afraid the 737-10 will not help much. If the changes to the landing gear on the -10 Max can also be applied to the -9 Max, the -9 Max could improve its field performance and be quite useful for longer range 737 rou...Jump to post
From the FlightGlobal article: The proposed 737 Max 10 retains the 28,000lb-thrust CFM International Leap-1B and accepts a slightly higher maximum take-off weight And therein lies the challenge. MTOW take-offs will be interesting, unless the new landing gear will be "spring loaded" to toss...Jump to post
So operating around 53% of routes they have tried. Would have thought the success rate would be higher. But hard to tell when carriers drop routes. No pomp and circumstance around that.Jump to post
You shouldn't use the PW chart, as the PW engines are almost as efficient as historical steam engines. With CF6 and an OEW of 85000kg I get 26700kg of payload, Where on Earth would you find a 767-300 with 85000kg OEW? Ours (with Winglets) are in the region of 92-93,500kg... In a "real-life&quo...Jump to post
Spirit Airlines reported its fourth quarter and full year results showing a fall in net income for both periods. For the fourth quarter to end December 2016, Spirit reported a 34.8 percent drop in net profit to USD$48.5 million over the same period in 2015. For the full year, Spirit’s net income wa...Jump to post
If this small change gives 1.5 %, than it is it also understandable that Airbus went withits own design on the A320 series instead of Aviation Partners. Small changes big results. 0,7% I think the assumed fuel savings are. It is a fairly quick mod. New "cap" on top of winglet. Winglet to ...Jump to post
similar to EK, due to a strong union, pilots can be on duty for around 25 hours total.
That crew has 4 pilots.
winds coming back to the Gulf make the flight drag on, but the airplane is made for this type of flying.
caaardiff wrote:No-one get their hair off when legacy carriers like KLCH/AF/BACF offload bags from the cabin because theres no space.
I can see the legacy's getting back some marketshare thanks to this. I think unfortunately, regardless of what happens to WOW Air, this will push "legacy" airlines to start charging/nickel and diming more. They always follow the first movers, the industry moves that way. Bit of a bummer, ...Jump to post
Bit of a bummer, but not a huge deal. Took family of four IAD-KEF last August and WOW was great -- comfy plane, happy staff. Was about $1,000 cheaper for all of us than Icelandair. Would do it again. You definitely did not fly WOW IAD-KEF. They operate from BWI, calling it Washington DC... That sai...Jump to post
Since the A319 leaves after 21:00 and returns to Canada about 10:00 the next morning most of the time spent on the Canada-KEF routes would be spent sitting on the apron in YYZ and YUL during the night curfew. Well neither of these airport has a night "curfew" per se, although getting out ...Jump to post