I don't they are a horrible airline. What makes you think that IAG would make any changes ? I would hope they would fix the terrible customer service culture they have. I’ve never liked them, they’ve lost my luggage at least 5 times, they don’t provide any assistance when you’re delayed, either the...Jump to post
I was in a group that very nearly had to contract one. If a large piece of equipment goes down in an oil refinery and you're missing out on millions in revenue per hour, paying a few hundred grand to get the equipment there ASAP is an obvious decision. That was also crazy as when you needed to send ...Jump to post
I really hope Norwegian will stay independent. At this point they will either get eaten up or die. The oil price ticking up for them is not great news. It also hits them doubly, not only from the direct costs but by raising the value of NOK so raises any NOK denominated expenses while lowering the ...Jump to post
This is a nice little marketing stunt.
Also...since when is it only the US that drinks lots of coke? It's one of the most universal brands on the planet, if not THE most.
I know there are typically lots of charter flights. I know IB puts up extra flights as well for these. A couple years ago when it was both Madrid teams playing in Milan, it was something else to watch the playback on FR24 for all the flights that left overnight. The same thing happened a few years a...Jump to post
Some locals around Heathrow have been complaining for the past few years, that departing aircraft are now climbing slower and noisier than before, and far greater distances from the airport. This is probably part cost saving, but also ‘noise’ abatement. A case of the cure being worse than the probl...Jump to post
And....yet another round.
http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/com ... 97361.html
It's a revenue sharing JV, not cost sharing. So by choking their revenue elsewhere in Asia and letting them continue on the Japan train, they'd not harm themselves in the process while still harming overall revenues of the company forcing the government into an uncomfortable position. I still think ...Jump to post
As far as competing against AY, I speculated that when this happened that part of this was a shot across the bow at the Finnish government. IAG would love to buy AY but the government of Finland isn't selling and the JV is only to Japan so it very well could be a signal that Finnair will have to com...Jump to post
Can anyone think of any airport terminal where airlines from Israel and the Arab World co-operate and potentially share neighboring gates? That would be interesting to see both inside and airside. RM LY, EK, and QR all use T4S at MAD. As far as I know, it's really not that rare. JFK T4 also comes w...Jump to post
So do credit cards offer rewards to incentive use in Europe, or is,that just a U.S. thing? If yes, do they have parnterships with airlines like we do in the U.S. or no? I most certainly have one myself. So then how would a solution like this one be competitive with these strong rewards credit card ...Jump to post
A big advantage that allowed the explosive growth was a low valued currency in Icelandic Kroner and revenue primarily in Dollars/Euros/Pounds
ISK has been getting more valuable, but it's a rare situation where a lower valued currency is helpful for an airline.
gwrudolph wrote:So do credit cards offer rewards to incentive use in Europe, or is,that just a U.S. thing? If yes, do they have parnterships with airlines like we do in the U.S. or no?
I don't get why people don't like AirFrance. I have flown them international many times, and I go out of my way to fly with them, and the A380. Last flights I had the absolute best crew service ever in all my flying. The plane was fresh, clean, new, the whole experience very professional, and fun, ...Jump to post
A lot of talk in this thread about AA and others minting money in Venezuela. Are there statistics to show whether these flights are full in only one direction? ie: CCS - MIA? Do a lot of folks head TO Venezuela in these times? I personally saw someone buy a 1600 USD return at the counter in MIA not...Jump to post
You're one of the lucky few, but you're viewing things from a very different perspective than the average person. You're a frequent flyer, most people aren't. They got no status and don't fly enough to ever get one. For you it's easy to get bronze or even silver, for them it's not. If they fly once...Jump to post
FWIW, I really like the BA pay for seats thing since I have oneworld status and it means that I can get decent seats on close-in bookings which is the whole idea of how they want it to work. It's really easy to get bronze status which will get you seat selection at 7 days prior when there are usuall...Jump to post
Eh, I think the A210/230 works fine. Signifies Airbus is really committed to the frame (however much truth may or may not be there, I do think they are) Also shows that it doesn't follow the same type rating as the 3X0 families. (not a pilot, but isn't the training significantly reduced for the rati...Jump to post
What is weird is the difference between the 2 diversions. The other day they circled and (supposedly) dumped fuel before landing in CPH. Today was more or less straight in. The other day they arrived at JFK at 15.20, today's ETA is 11.38, almost 4 hours quicker. The obvious question is, if they can...Jump to post
Sounds like they're willing to play with IAG. Will probably be another EI situation with 3 rounds of bids or so, but that could be a pretty good exit strategy. Worth remembering that Q1 for the industry (at least in Christian dominated countries) will be better this year over last just because of th...Jump to post
Washington DC? Washington has Reagan National Airport, no international flights though.Washington Dulles International Airport is servicing the Washington area. Since we're being all nit-picky about what is "in the city" here. DCA is located in Virginia and not in Washington DC proper. Cl...Jump to post
Well, to get from Yokohama to Narita takes well over 1,5 hrs using the fastest train. Arguing that Tokyo is Yokohama's airport is like saying Boston does not need an airport, because you can catch a flight in "nearby" New York....The same is true for Kyoto and KIX: It is awfully far away ...Jump to post
At ORD it's burned. You can see a big plume of smoke up by Touhy Rd in the early afternoon from the incinerator.Jump to post
They make plenty of money on transcon flights of 300 miles longer. So now they get to charge more and the fares are far higher. They will make a killing here. I generally agree but costs are definitely higher when operating internationally like this. Particularly since you'd want to deal with a fai...Jump to post
I keep thinking that there'd be a lot of potential sending a narrowbody to STN. It has a large catchment area and would be way more convenient for north London and a huge part of east England with Cambridge University and AstraZeneca being big names that would be interested in not having to get all ...Jump to post
i don't understand the bash against IB i flew with recently to GIG and they were good except for the fact that their check in agent told me i don't have to check my luggage again in GRU but when Latam refused to deliver my luggage from gru tp gig i tweeted IB and they solved the issue for me quickl...Jump to post
I can see the sense in that; IAG already serve Dakar via MAD (which kind of sticks out as a sore thumb in their route map). Senegalese are one of the larger immigrant groups in Spain (though admittedly largely concentrated in Canaries for obvious geographical reasons). There's a surprising amount o...Jump to post
If they do it, I honestly can see Norwegian brand taking over Vueling, too.
Even in Spain Vueling has high awareness but terrible reputation where Norwegian is generally viewed positively due to most people using their shorthaul product which is quite good.
AA could go in to try and counter the DL/AM deal.
I'm wondering if IB (alone, not as IAG) would be interested?
The $5 billion is supposed to cover everything, which the APM is a big part of. Whole project is called LAMP. Landside Access Modernization Program. Thats how it gets up to 5bn. From LAWA: he APM, which will be free of charge to all users, will consist of an elevated 2.25-mile-long guideway with si...Jump to post
Any chance IAG will erase Norwegian n take routes, planes....in BA/IB...colours? Obviously this is all just crazy speculation on our part since this is just a takeover attempt at this point, that said I don't think the Norwegian brand would go away, it's a very highly regarded brand in the Nordic c...Jump to post
Shares in Norwegian have gone up an incredible 45% today! And there you have the leverage for Mr. Kjos. He can walk away fully in tact and make quite a lot of money today or have a very real shot at having nothing within a year with his shares. Honestly, the narrative about him can be "The man...Jump to post
Would be a great move by BA. Kill the competition for pennies on the pound. NOrwegian would not be peddling themselves if they had a future going g forward. My thoughts on this are positive, but there is no indication Norwegian is peddling. This appears to be not fully hostile since it's all going ...Jump to post
My vote: c) Maintain (regain?) a large measure of control on near-monopoly pricing on the TATL routes. IAG is threatened, and here's their response. Are you really saying there is a lack of competition on TATL flying? I mean, particularly out of London that just seems insane to me, even with the JV...Jump to post
A complete surprise. IAG must be expecting a) a very good price and b) significant group synergies to take out costs. However, I still struggle to understand why IAG would want to take on Norwegian’s debts. Willie Walsh has been very clear he doesn’t see Norwegian’s growth strategy as sustainable. ...Jump to post
Also, with how ubiquitous the 787 is becoming, it's a good aircraft to break the all Airbus fleet at IB since they also make a ton of their MRO operations. Might even be able to get some revenue from UX that way. IB is doing great things with their 332s and the 787 fits right in that model, too. Cou...Jump to post