I think the biggest issue for Spanish holiday airports this year was that it has been hot and sunny across N. Europe this summer. Yes economy is growing in Madrid and international business is slowly concentrating there. Yet to be seen if there will be a long term Montréal effect from businesses mov...Jump to post
If I was a wealthier man traveling from NYC-LA I would book the qantas flight one way and another carrier back, ditching my connection to Australia and simply walking out of the airport after the JFK-LAX flight. What's to stop me from doing that if I choose? The fact that you'd need two one ways an...Jump to post
Doesn't Volaris run a DEN-PDX tag?Jump to post
Honestly, I'm kind of shocked they added PIT and not to a country governed by an existing bilateral rather than EU wide agreement as is the case with the US. There is a very real possibility of Bermuda II coming back in 7 months time which would be a disaster for BA. Everyone seems to be discounting...Jump to post
If this crisis will escalate that air space will be blocked, All Saudi flights to the US will be affected. Saudi Arabia used this act against Qatar and for many years against Israel. Looking at the map (Google maps now has a globe which makes this much easier for those who didn't know). It looks li...Jump to post
The buying of shares was just meant to force Norwegian to the table. Norwegian is still clearly not interested so makes sense to offload. They can always go back and do the whole dance over again or just entertain talks without the shares involved at all. I still see this as far from over as I still...Jump to post
Will/ Is it commercially feasable for Airbus to change the cookpit layout of CS serious? If yes, their "common control logic" can gain many sales from large airlines as their WB pilots can fly all the way from CS100 to A321. "When announcing the deal, Airbus Chief Executive Officer T...Jump to post
Also, MAD isn't slot limited, so while the natural connection to Latin America is there and should be pushed, there's no reason to limit other potential markets. YYZ would be another good TATL get soon (though AC already serves the route). As far as the talk about direct flights to MNL, while there ...Jump to post
https://www.thespainreport.com/articles ... on-airbase
First indications seem to be a loss of power.
It's a bad week for Spanish military aviation.
IMHO this is a reflection of the fact that BBD is going to run out of cash again in the next 24 months trying to get the C-Series up and running. The problem for the C-Series with both Boeing and Airbus if they bought would be you need to stretch it and then build it at a high rate to keep it price...Jump to post
I'm a foreigner that's been living in Madrid a long time, I'm also very pro-union. The way the police acted and charged civilians today was absolutely disgraceful. The state has many mechanisms of power to ensure independence never happens, particularly financial weapons (why use tanks when you can ...Jump to post
So sorry I didn't actually read the whole thread, but my thoughts are that while I get the UAL 737 order wasn't dumping because both are US companies (which seems iffy given how global the aviation business is, but whatever), but wouldn't BBD have a great argument to say Boeing was setting the marke...Jump to post
No words about AerLingus integration into OW? They should to move to T4 asap in MAD... I wonder how the scheduling works with the non-Schengen end at the south of T4 main. Considering they fly lots to LHR as well as LCY, DUB, ORK, MAN, BHX, and EDI out of there they may need more gates soon. Though...Jump to post
Weakening sterling vs euro might be hurting pricing of TATL connections for outside London UK passengers... Well from a low of about 1.07 it is back up to 1.13 at the moment. It is still a lot lower than the 1.25 to 1.45 range seen from 2014 to 2016, so I see your point. I am not sure if Aer Lingus...Jump to post
So, if you expect the airfares to be roughly equivalent to sub-sonic travel (let's generously double the airfare commanded and call that "equivalent"). Concorde was many thousands of pounds for what is essentially a premium economy seat. I think the revenue premium is much higher than tha...Jump to post
First, does anyone know why Ecuador and Argentina are excluded? I assume politics. No open skies between those countries and the US, if I remember correctly. I am more than a bit skeptical that those promised benefits for the consumer will materialize. JVs elsewhere seem to be a pretty good deal fo...Jump to post
On a side note, does anyone think this project is feasible? I have a friend who recently left Boeing to join this company and has flooded my inbox with opportunities for me to apply. I almost get the sense that this will not ever takeoff and that Boom will either fold, be absorbed, or specialize in...Jump to post
Before reading the message, I knew this had to be a Spain-UK or UK-Spain flight Thankfully when flying FR from Spain, when going north on Friday you just get a lot of Spaniards volume control stuck on maximum (mostly students) but very little drunk and rowdy behavior. I suppose it helps that MAD is...Jump to post
I think you are taking an overly simplistic approach to this. MAD is just a line station for BA, if IB were to introduce the 787 a maintenance programme could easily be enacted. I mean, of course they could, but the question is if it would be worth it economically. They would have to add a lot of n...Jump to post
I wouldn't conclude that. IB & EI needed A330's immediately; so NEO was never on the table, as they could not wait. NEO is likely to stay off the table for a while for IB & EI as those A330's are still quite new, but it could be interesting for Level (either directly or indirectly - ie IB g...Jump to post
It sounds like usual hysterics. They said they were offered a rebooking, but it's not clear what that means. I wouldn't be surprised if the staff available at 1AM aren't capable of handling the full reroute. Seems like the point where you should just go to bed and work it out in the morning. If the ...Jump to post
ClipperYankee wrote:Boston? Samuel Adams ads claim they win beer tasting contests in Europe fairly often and there are lots of microbreweries in the area too.
I think DL + UA both operating CSeries would be enough of a critical mass to guarantee long term maintenance contracts that would make a lot of smaller orders seem a lot more attractive.
I really hope the CSeries stays alive, it's a great aircraft.
There's lots of back and forth but I think in the end IND for BA is basically a matter of time, they are just going to want contracts with Rolls Royce and Cummins at the very least who have strong ties to the UK. And they may try to go for something with Lilly, too.Jump to post
Ryanair's business model values incentive payments from airports, tourist boards, regional councils etc. There's precious little money available in cash-strapped Greece to make these payments. Indeed they withdrew entirely from the major tourist island of Kos for this year when the incentive agreem...Jump to post
Didn't I hear someone say that BA's 787 economy seats are pretty bad BA's EVERY seat is pretty bad..... Club World's hard-product is an absolute JOKE compared to alternatives. I can't believe AA puts its Elites in that, especially compared to the seats its has on its own 787s and 77Ws. :( The Y sea...Jump to post
I heard crews were worried about armed robbery on the road to and from the airport. How do you know and insist they are ok? http://viewfromthewing.boardingarea.com/2017/08/10/venezuela-flight-crews-get-robbed-government-loots-checked-luggage/ So basically, just like business as usual in NBO where e...Jump to post
Yeah, we don't know the yields, nor do we know the cargo performance.Jump to post
pabloeing wrote:¿ORD and BOS first IB A350 destinations like the A330-300 years ago?
Not sure what QR's mission rules are but I think Zeke has pointed out that the a359 actually lifts more payload at these extreme ranges than the 77w. But he's not wrong. It usually is payload restricted, especially when it is very hot outside. Same for PHL. These aircraft depart these ULH routes la...Jump to post
It's a year now since IB relaunched MAD-JNB...any idea how this is performing? Any chance for this route to be increased from the current 3 weekly? I've had to fly to London and Paris to connect despite the direct because the fares were too high for my corporate policy. So I'm guessing they're sell...Jump to post
I don't see how it's not IND before BNA, honestly. It's where Rolls Royce USA is based, Cummins has a factory in Coventry, Eli Lilly is a ton of corporate traffic all over the place, GE could even reasonably be in the area from Cincinnati. Not to mention 3 universities in the immediate area (and eve...Jump to post
I think YYZ because IB has a good network for Spain, Italy, N. Africa and TLV With the economy in Spain improving I could also see relaunching IST. And I stand by my CCS statement. The country will be a mess for awhile but there is a LOT of foreign money waiting on the sidelines to rebuild and Spani...Jump to post
I can't see them trying to compete with CX for HKG when they could just try and deepen a codeshare arrangement. I wouldn't count out BKK. IB seems to be able to make low yielding leisure traffic work and I hear a lot of Spanish on the streets around Asia. Though I'd say to go with KUL to take advant...Jump to post
Although the A380 is great to experience (especially for aviation enthusiasts like us) the old BA 772s are a far more comfortable ride in Y... I...uhh..well... REALLY?! On BA? I have to say I not only very much disagree but find that anyone could have that opinion rather baffling. The 772s are a mi...Jump to post
I still don't get why QR doesn't start with Premium Economy. The demand is clearly there. Most major airlines have already adopted a full fledged PE product or are in the process of introducing it. QR had the chance when their 787s came online and they now had the chance with the A359 and A351 and ...Jump to post
I think the extremes people talk about the 380 program are kind of insane. I think it has a very useful niche (high capacity trunk routes and massive amounts on ME3 from the subcontinent), just that that market is clearly less than Airbus originally thought. That said, they are going to be getting t...Jump to post
What about upgauging the European feeds with 788s in short haul config? I've taken the 321 flight from MAD a few times and it's always packed. Seems like from some of the bigger cities, the limit for getting passengers to HEL is the short haul aircraft. As an aside, IIRC, AY has the longest schedule...Jump to post
In another move to address DY; It is rumoured here in the UK that LEVEL will be selling a block of Y seats on BA's long-haul network from LGW this winter. This will add LGW-JFK, LGW-OAK, LGW-FLL, LGW-MCO & LGW-TPA; (I doubt BA's Caribbean destinations will be 'LEVELLED') Just a rumour but there...Jump to post