Looks like ORD will be offering a new airside shuttle between T3 and T5 for International connections. I just wish I knew that for my EY connection yesterday! Flying through O'Hare International Airport to catch an international flight is enough of a challenge without having to go through security b...Jump to post
Let's see if the media still blames it on outsourcing to India...Jump to post
QR has officially appealed to the UN over the Gulf blockade
https://www.rt.com/business/392051-qata ... n-boycott/
Etihad has always been the weakest player in the ME3; I think QR will not only fill that void but pursue it aggressively. AAB mentioned several times in the AJ interview from yesterday that expansion was difficult due to capacity, cutting Gulf flights will allow them to accelerate plans for new rout...Jump to post
With all this happening partly because of Qatar's alleged support for Iran, do you think Iran would retaliate with closing it's airspace to EK/EY/SV/etc? That could be just as disastrous for the other ME3 airlines as is the current ban to QR. If this ban isn't lifted within the next few months, the...Jump to post
Isn't the TPA flight supposed to go mainline soon? Yes, we're waiting for a date now more or less. That said, if we start with an A340, I'm wondering that after it goes mainline, how long until the A/C itself is upgauged? LH does exceptional because it is the only airline offering a strong Int'l ne...Jump to post
https://scontent-mia1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/fr/cp0/e15/q65/19144049_1394712137232157_2981752730166444088_o.jpg?efg=eyJpIjoidCJ9&oh=4872f3408373085d7b422193664d412c&oe=59A1D7D0 https://scontent-mia1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/fr/cp0/e15/q65/19055091_1394712140565490_8164770702947925030_o.jp...Jump to post
AAB did an extensive interview with Al Jazeera on the current situation in QR, it's almost half an hour, everyone should watch it.
http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/tal ... 59574.html
Dance troop performance in the international terminal?.... sorry, someone had too. My bet is on Norwegian or a closure of all direct car traffic to the airport to make ORD the first car-free airport in the world. I just snorted aloud. Even ten years later, this still remains one of the best inside ...Jump to post
This thread is gonna be so much funJump to post
This is O'Hare. They won't make a big deal about an upcoming announcement unless it's a pretty big news event and that would more than likely be terminal expansion or major gate reassignments. A new route or a new carrier is hardly confetti and balloon-worthy in Chicago. I never thought about that,...Jump to post
c933103 wrote:and in a particular day next week there are US$250 one way ticket...
dman87 wrote:That's a photoshop surely? I've never known a passenger 747 with a movable nose?
Very interesting article about how there's not a single person in DOH
https://thepointsguy.com/2017/06/flying ... space-ban/
Hello A.net, While waiting for the UPS truck to deliver a package today, I tracked it and it is currently in Louisville being processed at the Worldport facility. That got me wondering, while UPS and FedEx dominate the shipping industry, the US3 still have substantial operations in their own freight...Jump to post
A light aircraft reportedly had brake failure that caused it to crash and flip over. The sole pilot has been taken to a hospital amidst reports of back pain. When asked why he crashed, the pilot reportedly stated, "Because I was inverted." (Sorry guys, I had to say it) http://www.newshub.c...Jump to post
I've heard of birdstrikes, I've heard of fishstrikes, and I'm pretty sure this is the first "gatorstrike."
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/state/f ... 92884.html
Huh, well they might as well call it an A380neo because last time I checked, neo stands for new engine option, and improved engines fits that bill.Jump to post
edu2703 wrote:The Gulf Institute reports Qatari emir speech includes his withdrawal from the GCC.
Interesting times, to say the least. Is the Strait of Hormuz international airspace? Otherwise, in the hypothetical scenario that Iran and Oman restrict access to their airspace to EK and EY in support of Qatar, would this have a comparable effect to the disruption that the overflying ban has had o...Jump to post
Sympatizing with Qatar is now a crime punishable by 5yrs jail & 3mil Ryals in Saudi Arabia; 3-15yrs jail & 500K Dirhams in UAE. Trust the Saudis to get this petty. I really hope the Arab world wakes up to their bulls***. I'm glad Qatar took a stand and sided with Iran. I just hope Iran defe...Jump to post
But it's a bit hypocritical of the Saudis though. What's the expression about stones and glass houses? Don't throw stones when you're in a glass house. The Saudis are literally the last people who have any right to accuse Qatar of causing instability. Literally ANYONE else in the region would be mo...Jump to post
I'm going to bet that QR is going to stand its ground. As somebody mentioned earlier, they can either hold out or they can capitulate, but then admit they were supporting the bad guys. The US is actually the one that has the most to lose because if they support the Saudis, then they piss of Qatar wh...Jump to post
persiangulf93 wrote:Iran could take advantage of this and make its alliance with Qatar stronger! I'd love to see the faces of those GCC hypocrites when that happens...
Power cut at the TBIT, check in is a disaster as all airlines are handwriting boarding passes and baggage tags. Pretty bad. Btw Level's two-character airline code (like QF, W5, BA, B6 et al) on the flight info screens in the terminal is "99", which might be an internal LAX code for "...Jump to post
Quite clever actually, this is definitely one of the better ones I've seen lately.
Hello A.net, According to the NYT, back in 2014 after UA maintenance replaced a fuel pump pressure switch on a 787 on June 9, UA failed to perform an inspection of it prior to returning it to airworthy service. Despite having been notified about the failure to perform an inspection by the FAA 2 days...Jump to post
Rapid expansion is a double edged sword. If it goes well, you win. If not, then everything goes up in flames. It is of worthy note that DY currently does not service any form of fortress hub, only the big cities where it's a level playing field. DY is going to find out very quickly in ORD, DFW, and ...Jump to post
Customs procedures have changed and lines shouldn't be an issue now. It's basically a series of officers who randomly ask questions or pick random pax for "inspection". Otherwise, unless you have previously declared at immigration, you walk right out. I'm surprised this isn't a bigger dea...Jump to post
I was going to start this thread too, but opted not to as nothing came of it (thankfully). Kudos to Orlando Police Dept for the quick response, it's good to know we have some of the most skilled cops in the country protecting the people of this city. Incidents like this remind us to never take for g...Jump to post
JFK Doesn't have a nonstop to Oceania. I believe IAH was the only airport in North America to hold this title until LOS got cut. Qantas flies the 747 from New York to Los Angeles, and the 747 continues on to Brisbane, Also, Qantas cannot solely fly passengers between New York and Los Angeles theref...Jump to post
If PEK-GRU as a one-stop service and PER-LHR as a route yet to be flown are included then there are many more options... For instance, SYD have flight to Oceania, SCL, JNB, Asia, North America, and numerous direct routes with stops to Europe LAX have flights to North America, South America, Europe,...Jump to post
Hello A.net, This is more challenging than it looks, I counted LHR, DXB, JNB, EZE, and PEK and there are many more if you reduce one continent. http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=JNB-LHR-SCL-LHR-LAX-LHR-HKG-LHR-PER&MS=wls&MR=1200&MX=720x360&PM=* http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=GRU-DXB-PEK-DXB-JFK...Jump to post
Dammit, just found this: "The Houston – Denver repositioning flight will be cut, replaced by a San Francisco to Denver 787 to supply DEN with its aircraft to Tokyo Narita." http://liveandletsfly.boardingarea.com/2017/04/07/united-airlines-787-base-washington-dulles/ Guess they really are g...Jump to post
I noticed that as far out as December, all of UA's 787 flights out of IAH are gone with the exception of UA 1126 to DEN which remains a 787. Will it remain a 787 or be changed? All contributions appreciated, thank you.
One of things about having a southeast hub is that your demand is highly concentrated upon FL and beyond (ie. Mexico, Latin America etc.) ATL is unique in that DL tries to put everything humanly possible into ATL even if doesn't remotely make sense. AA is probably a better example as it splits the o...Jump to post
I flew into IAH last week and for the first time arrived at the new C North. Very nice facility, but the walk down to the center of C is really long. As a person with a slight mobility impairment, it is upsetting to me that they have also removed the moving walkways in E, in favor of more retail. I...Jump to post
I was reading OMAAT when I came across this incredibly useful tool for checking the light/dark cycle outside. I've been looking for something like this for years and I'm very glad to have finally come across one. Plugging in flights like QF11 SYD-LAX for example shows you how the flight is strategic...Jump to post
PIA's operations were effectively grounded at 9AM Monday with flights brought to a standstill and booking systems down.
https://www.dawn.com/news/1336133/pia-i ... standstill
Hello A.net, SQ was unique amongst airlines in that it had a special pax configuration for ULH routes as it had a weight penalty needed to make those routes work. With the advent of the 777-200LR, we now have a plane that has way more range than any airline currently uses. Before anyone flames me, I...Jump to post
A merger of EK and EY would've been possible if construction on the midfield project in AUH hadn't advanced so far. EY has invested good money (unlike their other investments) in ensuring AUH can compete with DOH and DWC in the future, and makes a merger that much more unlikely.Jump to post