They dominate ATL but it's not like it has as much O&D traffic like a coastal city does. I am curious btw why Delta downgraded their JFK-TLV to an A330. Didn't it run on a 777 after the 747. If they were able to fill a 747 (presumably) or at least profitably run it on the route for as long as I...Jump to post
How many are ready to bet that Airbus will soon announce a longer, heavier version of the 321LR?
Air Georgian is now operating exclusively for AC. The livery was removed as directed by AC, reason being is that they do not meat the service image AC intends to project. They will be re-branded in a GGN livery at some point. In other words, they are cheap, easy and small enough to serve the needs ...Jump to post
The noise cancelling headphones, slippers and amenity kit offered in PS as documented in Sam Chui's video add an extra touch to the premium experience. The 2-4-2 layout in PS is on par with the competition (e.g. Lufthansa Premium Economy aboard the Boeing 747), but the 3-3-3 layout in Economy reall...Jump to post
Reminded me of Air Alsace‘s fleet of Corvettes but they were not used in the way you described above. . I worked on the Corvette. If there EVER was a small jet that could have worked in airline Service? It was that airplane. It did have some drawbacks though, The Nose tire had an inner tube, and th...Jump to post
N14AZ wrote:Reminded me of Air Alsace‘s fleet of Corvettes but they were not used in the way you described above.
Shameful. And utterly tragic for a country so poor. Do people realize how much could be done for the poor souls of that battered country with the money WASTED on the king's own extravagances?
Nothing else to add.
The avgeek in me just stops functioning before such images.
Crappy, article, wrong facts, and where is the feud? Much ado about nothing me says... It's a big market with a very wealthy (and large) catchment area, with quite a number of high-end travelers, and the service is there for a purpose. I am sure nobody is flying the route for prestige only.... EK ha...Jump to post
Remember the Saudi Aircraft landing on fire in Jeddah after a 7th century Yemeni pilgrim was brewing up his tea with a pressure stove in his seat. In those days (late 70's/early 80's) the pilgrims were locked in the cabin without any flight attendants and the flight deck door was welded shut. The f...Jump to post
The talk is mere froth to get a discount from Boeing. They are not going for Airbus in a million years...
ps. Happy to be proven wrong however!
I was never a big fan of this configuration... Personally I have landed a good couple of times the dreaded middle seat on a chock-a-block aircraft on north-Atlantic red-eyes (one time with a particularly BIG lady next to me, who had gigantic arms overflowing the armrest and onto my shoulder..), and ...Jump to post
I flew with the Air Belgium first flight return cabin crew on the CX BRU HKG on Saturday. What a wonderful bunch of people, really excited about their new jobs. They were in their uniforms for take off and landing. Sitting beside them in Y+, it was great to see their professionalism and knowledge o...Jump to post
...ain't gonna happen.Jump to post
There's a lot of thread about this, but it usually ended up with airline apologist saying 'Big deal!', 'get over it', 'fly hawaiian if you want that crappy airline meal', etc. As someone who doesn't live in the US, it doesn't make any sense at all for me. They should give the same offering with the...Jump to post
From what I am reading, it seems like the "City Airport Terminal" at KTX Gwangmyeong Station in Seoul which was opened following the opening of ICN T2 is now capable of handling pre-flight check-in to all destinations, except for destinations im the US or US territories. And then there's ...Jump to post
What are Alitalia current long-haul destinations? They used to serve quite a lot of Asia. At some point they even announced plans to serve the Australian market. They served Australia from SIN in the late 70s and even established a crew base in SIN. It was BKK. My old friend Roberto was stationed t...Jump to post
Hopefully they will once again. They used to fly their beautiful MD-11s on the route - those were comfortable, spacious birds! Back in the day they had a large Asia/Pacific network, spanning India (BOM+DEL), BKK, Manila, HK, SYD, MEL.... Their finances are not great at the moment, but they are slowl...Jump to post
I would not fly on them even if they paid me for. 9 abreast in an A310 longhaul, thanks no! Well on the other hand in Business I would... ;-) I flew on a 8 abreast A310 (Kuwait Airways) a few years ago and it was so cramped up, so well I can imagine what it would be like for 9 abreast. :scratchchin...Jump to post
My thoughts are -as always with new designs from non-mainstream manufacturers- that I would LOVE to see more variety in our boring skies...sales, market needs, economics and reality however often kick us dreamers back in the face with remarkable force.....Jump to post
Can we circle back on that later? Sure, after laterally expanding our conversation with external stakeholders on a wider platform that is collegially shared among peer-reviewed expert panels, and cohesively adjusted vis-à-vis the non-internal pressures being adversely excised on the discourse and a...Jump to post
All it’s missing is the word “synergy” shoved in somewhere. :rotfl: How about multi-dimensional, out of the box, proactive and forward-thinking? :rotfl: Can we circle back on that later? Sure, after laterally expanding our conversation with external stakeholders on a wider platform that is collegia...Jump to post
[*]The A310 was actually a successful design *in its day* and had -again, for its day- pretty advanced in technology. They did sell well when new (in smallish numbers) to a large number of airlines and pioneered the use of twins on long-hauls, even before the much famed 757. Pan Am for one loved the...Jump to post
There have been [mostly tourist charters] to the Canary islands in the past. As others have said, with the dawning of more low-cost, point-to-point flying, it's likely that in the future some connections to the Spanish archipelago will be established. The Azores are already linked. Personally I don...Jump to post
It makes perfect sense. From a marketing perspective ( I work in marketing and graphic design so I know what I'm talking about - not just spouting emotion without any foundation like so many here ), the new livery does evoke a much more premium feel than the previous. Please take no offence for wha...Jump to post
DarthLobster wrote:Antarius wrote:This article seems like it was auto generated out of corporate ipsum.
Lots of words, zero things actually said.
All it’s missing is the word “synergy” shoved in somewhere.
Corporate excreta at its best. That's what it is - let's start calling things for what they are folks.
The kind of manure that is produced by large corporations when they are too self-engrossed and when they have too many extravagantly paid managers.
I would like to take a moment to recall when back in gentler times, the lovely Isle of Man had its own REAL operator: Manx Airlines.
No paper airlines, but a real locally-based airline, flying full service connections and proudly flying the flag!
There have been [mostly tourist charters] to the Canary islands in the past. As others have said, with the dawning of more low-cost, point-to-point flying, it's likely that in the future some connections to the Spanish archipelago will be established. The Azores are already linked. Personally I don'...Jump to post
Did it ever get much higher, though, than what we see on this footage? Remember that the crash site is literally on the side of the runway. It doesn't look to me like it is falling from above what we see from the beginning of the footage. I'm thinking (uncontrolled?) activation of right thrust reve...Jump to post
I'm a British taxpayer. I think they shouldn't. Far more sensible to keep the hangers-on to a minimum and buy seats on commercial flights as required. That way it is possible to see exactly how much money is spent on flights, and the government people concerned get to experience the congested exper...Jump to post
Wow. Beautifully accomplished piece of work. And look at that cabin...finally an airline that comes up with real COLOUR..and a soothing, relaxin palette to boot! Not yet another dark-blue or gray cabin for once... Top airline execs and those ever so creatively-thinking designers should take a look a...Jump to post
:checkmark: The British Prime Minister typically takes British Airways. I think they should buy one or two official government A330's and a small fleet of Global 7000. I'm a British taxpayer. I think they shouldn't. Far more sensible to keep the hangers-on to a minimum and buy seats on commercial fl...Jump to post
What a dick that man is. He needs no plane that joker. After pushing for brexit all he needs now is an old coach tour that takes him to the English Riviera for a fortnight with a gang of senile gits.
Seriously, he better not travel much: he is a National embarrassment.
The obsession with cell phones is a plague in the United States. It certainly is not professional. It also should not be allowed by the company is one on company time. Oh man, it's everywhere, trust me. Sadly it's the state of affairs in most countries, not just the US. People are insanely OBSESSED...Jump to post
Hmm. Ok. A publicity stunt by Coca Cola. As if they needed to get any bigger (or making Americans any bigger!).
Calling it a "nice gesture" by the airline seems extreme at best. Let's not get carried away folks.
slcdeltarumd11 wrote:Frontier really is winning the race to the lowest.
I may be a bit old fashioned, but I actually care about grooming standards for FAs, regardless of class, airline, and ticket cost paid. When I board an aircraft I expect crews to be looking their very best, even at 3.00AM, on the return leg. It's part of the job. I have worked in the service industr...Jump to post
I know folks want to turn this into a political debate, but I'll just note that 732s are not that uncommon in the Americas. According to various sources, you can still find them operational in Mexico, Chile, Peru, Venezuela, Colombia, and Canada (the most Communist of them all) /sarcasm The later v...Jump to post