Etihad must have really DEEP pockets to go down this path, their 49% hasn't really been a winner for them. Yeah, but after investing so much into AZ, they're committed to seeing it succeed at whatever cost it takes. Any money pumped into AZ is better used to finish the job than to write off EY's pr...Jump to post
Will be interesting to see if the new gates for partner airlines *cough* Emirates *cough* will be A380 capable. JetBlue has quite a large number of partner airlines, and if all of them used a new T5 extension, it could very well create a new Int'l terminal altogether on the T6 site.Jump to post
Interesting. In US English slang, "boost" is to steal ( http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=boost ). Not sure if this is the angle they're going for, but perhaps they want people to think they're getting such a good price it is a steal? Maybe Urban Dictionary isn't the best sou...Jump to post
Interesting. Let's see if AAB is interested in adding a few 748i to that order.
https://seekingalpha.com/article/408845 ... nother-one
I have a pic but this is my first time post so if anyone can give me a clue how to insert it I'll be glad to. Upload it to Flickr, copy the URL of the image itself (download it, there's a downward arrow in the bottom right corner of the image). Paste it here using the image button, right of the quo...Jump to post
I kind of see this as a major fail on the part of the legacies if Norwegian starts DEN-CDG before either Star or Skyteam. The only legacy carrier that's actually been starting new TATL routes is BA and that's to keep out DY. So far, it seems to be working, but AF is a sitting duck. I can't remember...Jump to post
No words for this one.
http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/ ... cked-bags/
I recently emailed Ed Bastian about the possibility of MCO-LHR. I got a response: "Thank you for your recent e-mail to Ed Bastian regarding your interest in a potential Delta London (Heathrow)-Orlando operation. Our Network Planning team is constantly evaluating opportunities to maximize Delta’...Jump to post
How did this get approved? What were they thinking!?! I was cringing at the dry humor and could barely finish the video!
This is kind of a side tangent, but I've always wanted to get a picture like the cover photo for up in the air, which was of a 744 in DTW. Since DL is also accelerating their 744 retirements, I probably won't be able to get to DTW before then. Anybody else know what other airports could offer a simi...Jump to post
Recently flew EY back to the US and have mixed opinions about the preclearance facility at AUH. It speeds up exit in the US but complicates the departure. Does it actually offer EY a competitive advantage and was it built more as a result of US or UAE desire?Jump to post
Excited to see the project finally reach completion in less than a month, knowing I will fly into it soon. Hopefully they can decide on a good name as several have been floated around for some time now including Gandhara Int'l and Liquat Ali Khan Airport. Let's see what they decide! https://www.paki...Jump to post
Was wondering about this after seeing the A318 at LCY, any other examples out there?Jump to post
If Norwegian comes to Tampa, I'd be surprised if it was anything other than Gatwick. TPA already has LGW. I don't know if Norwegian has ever launched a destination with CDG before LGW but it would make much more sense to start a new route than split it with BA. They've already started CDG from MCO ...Jump to post
This is an extremely naïve question, but if one wants to fly QR from a non hub city post the AA cut, how would you connect? EK funnels through B6, EY and QR had AA. Now both EY and QR are at the same level of connectivity as PK without AA! Anybody have an answer?Jump to post
At LHR, runway use for arrivals and departures alternates at 15:00 every day and flips between weeks. How heavily is this actually used in practice? Can you actually predict which side of the plane to be on for takeoff (BA for me) or in the case of other airlines does it always fall to which is clos...Jump to post
nitepilot79 wrote:I'm kind of surprised 100 bullets made it through security leaving the US."
Gear vaguely appears to be intact; smoke is significant. Does hard braking lead to this much smoke?
http://www.airlive.net/alert-dusseldorf ... -incident/
So they aren't cancelling after all... looks like AAB has changed his mind... again.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/07/q ... 50187.html
Breathed a sigh of relief when I read "second destination in Florida." For those who can remember, Edelweiss launched TPA at the expense of MCO which was cut. For a moment, I was under the impression that they were going to move back to MCO and cut TPA but it's good to see they're keeping ...Jump to post
Come on guys, read the article, it literally explains why they had $4000+ cash. The pair had splurged on some expensive items in France and had just received their tourist tax refund when they left the country. The airport insisted on paying it in cash, rather than risk something going wrong with th...Jump to post
Wow, I would be pissed if this was me, especially after spending on EK F. Hope this is resolved soon.
http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/ ... ass-theft/
I was recently looking through the UA901 flight logs and couldn't help but realize how frequently this flight arrives over an hour late. On top of that, this is LHR, one of the busiest slot controlled airports in the world. You would think UA would make it a priority to meet the slot at that expensi...Jump to post
Congrats to EK, NCE, and the A380:
https://www.emirates.com/media-centre/t ... wn-in-nice
This is a textbook case of why protectionism is a bad idea. It preys on the fact that the other side will suffer, but when you're on the receiving end of that game, it hurts. Etihad and Qatar are definitely not making any sort of meaningful profit but there's no question that EK is and that's who DL...Jump to post
IPFreely wrote:It's not a marketing video. It's a video to "educate" DL employees on the competition. Which means reductions in headcount and pay cuts are likely coming soon. This is just prep work in hopes that employees blame the ME3 and unfair subsidies when it happens.
I'm surprised so many on here lack the strategic sense to see that the US3 aren't really very concerned about the US-Middle East market. They're VERY concerned the ME3 will trash trans-Atlantic yields with fifth freedom flights from Europe to the US. They're trying to get ahead of the threat instea...Jump to post
Came across this from a Boeing presentation: http://cnnwire.images.worldnow.com/images/14185494_G.jpg Aside from speculation, this is straight from Boeing. While far from a done deal, it is definitely indicative of how they are thinking. The fuselage is 757 inspired, the wings are not unlike those o...Jump to post
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