Interesting and surprising move. Aigle Azur have been quietly doing a very good job - and for a long time. Given the rumours about the commercial agreement with Corsair, and the fact that TUI wants to shed Corsair, who knows if Mr Neeleman could potentially buy the two, and combine ops under one sin...Jump to post
Wow.. shocking to see IG leave LIN.... The reason LIN is *still* to this day MUCH preferred by business/frequent flyers over MXP is simply because the connections to the latter are still weak...those 50 or so kilometres to Malpensa can pretty much be an insurmountable divide between flying and not f...Jump to post
Alitalia was the largest operator of the MD80 outside of the US with a total of 90 examples received between the early 80s and 1996. I have flown on them on several occasions. The best flights were on the first rows, so far away from the engines that the only noise was coming from the wind. There u...Jump to post
Much to soon to say anything at all. let's just wait and see.Jump to post
Not sure how she got into "her dream job" without realizing that incidents and accidents are an evident likelihood, just like in any other job that entails the mere act of leaving the security of your own home... Electing to fly as a F/A necessitates the taking on of lots of responsibiliti...Jump to post
Sorry for digressing.... Can someone please enlighten me if the first batch of MD-80s (DC-9/80) would have had the 'old' DC-9/51 interiors, or the new panels/enlarged bins/flat ceiling of the later MD-80s?? Thanks for your patience and insight! Daniel Old interiors. Oh wow! I thought so, but wasn't...Jump to post
Sorry for digressing.... Can someone please enlighten me if the first batch of MD-80s (DC-9/80) would have had the 'old' DC-9/51 interiors, or the new panels/enlarged bins/flat ceiling of the later MD-80s??
Thanks for your patience and insight!
Besides the tragic loss of life, I am very sorry for how this accident was the final nail in the coffin for 'soviet types' operations in Iran, and in general for tarnishing the reputation of such a splendid aircraft.Jump to post
Mmm...something doesn't add up here. My two cents: 1) Their MD-11s are not that old, and certainly still very good for cargo runs 2) The A359F is a big 'IF' to say the least...especially with the MTOW mentioned above 3) Airbus got burned with the A330F programme.. 4) The excellent 777F is readily av...Jump to post
Catch 22 syndrome. You charge little to attract business, but then your low charges are not nearly sufficient to support the cost of the operation... Meanwhile your number one client goes to the competition...
Am I the only one seeing a big business park and lots of homes in the crystal ball?
I like it. Looks clean, crisp, professional. It's even colourful enough not to be too eurowhite-ish... Even the font is nice (not too sure about transat lower case, but, there you go.. ). Yes, silver engines would have looked good though..Jump to post
Between insisting on Loganair fleet be purpled only a year ago, falling out of love with each other, getting into bed with Eastern and some poor financial figures; you have to wonder what kind of world Flybe execs continue to live in ? Today at GLA I observed a Loganair Twin Otter in Flybe livery, ...Jump to post
Not much you can do to "make an airport grow" in actual fact. There is only so much growth that can be stimulated -and often with costly, debatable and unfeasible (in the long run) artificial subsidies and gimmicks. I mean, if the customer base is not there, it's not there. Pax numbers can...Jump to post
Question: I might be wrong, but is this not the exact same J seat (the"upgrade") that was showcased about one year ago for the newly delivered 773s???Jump to post
Agree with most of the posts here: F is amazing, J a big let-down. C'mon, 7 across in 2017...really? :-( Y is not too impressive either. The seats look thin, and the colours are a bit bland... they remind of FlyDubai. I really like their usual thick sandy-pinky Y seats. I am normally a big EK fan, b...Jump to post
.. scary never liked these SA Airlink planes, the noise of the hydraulics on retracting and deploying flaps, high wing and positions of engines just cover the view and makes one dizzy , bring more E190/E175 please To each their own preferences, but that doesn't really say anything about how safe/un...Jump to post
The passengers are very lucky that the turbine disc decided to throw itself out that side of the engine and not the other... The passengers and crew are very, very lucky! Immediately, I thought of a couple of other occurrences involving four-engine jets that included side-by-side engine failures. B...Jump to post
Well, where's the surprise really? Slots are nobody's hard property.... not really sure what the administrators were trying to do with a motley random selection of secondary LGW slots at odd timings anyway??... Sometimes it would actually pay off if administrators knew a thing or three about aviatio...Jump to post
So we know UA approached Boeing to inquire about order additional 767s, could they also have included 764s into that quote? I've flown on the 764 on a couple of occasions, exclusively on EWR-HNL-EWR. It's a great aircraft from a passenger perspective, very comfortable on long flights like EWR-HNL-E...Jump to post
Lovely story. Lucky family!Jump to post
Willie Walsh, who has access to far more data than us, said that some competitor growth is simply not sustainable. He didn’t name any competitors but it was obvious which airline he was referring to. It's not as if WW speaks the Gospel... ;-) Seriously, it's exactly what O'Leary said a few weeks ba...Jump to post
...15 pages later I am still waiting to see any credible mention of Boeing really wanting to re-start pax production of the 767 for a customer...Oh well, I'll check back in another 10 pages...Jump to post
I think that the 'real' reason is that when KLM decided to dump their DC-9s around circa 1985, the A320 was just a twinkle in the eyes of the Toulouse gang, and so they went for the 733, which proved to be an exemplary bird for them. The rest is history: they've stayed with Boeing, and are happy by ...Jump to post
Given the prices they charge I'd say no.... not in my book. Can't see why they keep fighting @ Gatters. They obviously can pull it off @ LHR, where evidently -for multiple reasons- the yields have to be amazing, but why oh why going head on with Norwegian? BA should be happy with the LHR side of th...Jump to post
I don't get why people are so engrossed with DY's (alleged) lack of profit, or business model sustainability... It's BA we are talking about, and if they are apt at pulling up a fight - or if this fight is a worthwhile exercise, or not. And I think not. They should stick to the fat side of the busin...Jump to post
Lies. Can't believe a word of that. A PR stunt with no substance. Only prices are premium at BA.Jump to post
Given the prices they charge I'd say no.... not in my book. Can't see why they keep fighting @ Gatters. They obviously can pull it off @ LHR, where evidently -for multiple reasons- the yields have to be amazing, but why oh why going head on with Norwegian? BA should be happy with the LHR side of the...Jump to post
As the title says https://i.imgur.com/iY8bLNw.jpg https://i.imgur.com/ds3gq60.jpg https://i.imgur.com/WX4mYrD.jpg https://i.imgur.com/02ClV8X.jpg https://www.ausbt.com.au/first-glimpse-emirates-new-boeing-777-first-class-suite Sorry, I don't know how to upload photos You are teasing us!!!! :-) can'...Jump to post
English is one of the most difficult languages to pronounce correctly. Usually Europeans communicate with a broken English that is understandable for many other Non-English Europeans but hard for an American who has never been exposed to foreigners. What americans pronounce is actually what British...Jump to post
Meridiana was named Alisarda before because based in Olbia, Sardinia, somewhat in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. IIRC - the rebrand to Meridiana was an attempt to move away from only being associated with routes between Sardinia and the mainland - I believe the name was chosen because it work...Jump to post
The name Meridiana is somehow related to Mediterranean, which makes sense because Italy is in the Mediterranean sea. But the name could also work in Spain, southern France, Greece, etc. The name Air Italy only works in Italy. There was already a Meridiana Spain ages ago, and it failed... Meridiana ...Jump to post
jumbojet wrote:sure it is. Its also a way to fill seats on planes that would ordinarily go out empty. Good marketing though, I will hand them that much.
I suggest adding the somewhat crucial word "747" to the title!Jump to post
Can someone please post the pic of the air Italy 767? The livery looks real nice! Except the font is a little tacky. As requested... Not a bad looking jet at all https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2539/4159794868_8794f9416c_b.jpg Really? I think it looks terrible. How offensively boring! All lowercase l...Jump to post
Not saying they couldn't be right (and I hope not - I love the machine) but really...a study that "comes from Wall Street".... are we surprised it's not saying otherwise? The analyst is saying the market will pay in the $20M/frame range yet the costs are in the $30M/frame range, seems pre...Jump to post
Could it perhaps be because LH have seen yields somewhat improve out of JNB, hence the decision to swap the A380 for the 748, which has a lot more real estate destined for J and F?.. Also, the reduction of A380s @ FRA might have pushed the LH planning team to take a close look at all the routes that...Jump to post
Crystal ball anyone out there? Seriously - they don't know. It's pure speculation. Analysts don't really know. And the reasons given are not even that good. They don't know if Airbus backing could infuse more life in the programme (besides cash), neither do they know if they are able to come up with...Jump to post
Quite confusing, as Meridiana integrated Air Italy's operations a number of years ago! - a semi-merger of sorts that produced a confusing double fleet (and double liveries!) with aircrafts randomly flying each other routes. I think there might still be random aircrafts flying in hybrid liveries, or ...Jump to post