Let's pause a second and be reminded that they have just discarded not only a great and well established name (Meridiana) I wouldn't call Meridiana a great and well established name. [color=#0040BF]At least not compared to brands like Lufthansa, Alitalia, Pan Am [/color], ... . Wow. Thanks for a re...Jump to post
cue SN Brussels Airlines, who fly the absolute oldest A333 in service, on long-hauls, when these frames where delivered around 1996 to Air Inter for domestic French flying. Tells quite a bit about the aircraft, no? They were delivered 3/'94, 12/'93 & 2/'94 respectively and 12/'94 & 5/'95 fo...Jump to post
Oh well, the livery is a bit of a let down frankly. I was hoping for something a lot more inspiring. This looks like the umpteenth LCC scheme from Asia (no offence..)... not an airline which aims at positioning themselves as somewhat of a 'national' carrier... They could at least have used the red a...Jump to post
I don't think we'll see too many A330s making it to 30 years in service, aside from maybe some gov't examples (A340s). The OP is probably referring more to age. I suspect they will all be replaced gradually with the A330Neo. mmm ...not sure where you got that idea from..? the A330 is a very capable...Jump to post
Wow. Sad. From past (personal) experience: never believe (and possibly work for) corporations with mantras and 'top ten core values'. it's just PR crap, and most likely management will use these just to make sure the workers' heads are kept bent down and low.Jump to post
Both PA and especially TWA were seeing a rennasasance at the time of their shut down / aquisitions. PA made substianial strides and performance had improved substantially before Lockerbie and then the Gulf War. TW had strong load factors and would have been solidly profitable if not for the Caribou...Jump to post
The only aircraft they have really been on record dissing is the A380. A brief interruption (to set the record straight), but DL did publicly complain quite a bit about the poor performance of the MD-11 when they first started flying them. Also, to a much lesser extent, they also complained openly ...Jump to post
Should probably buy some Dreamliners first, but this is an interesting development if true. But they don't need them.... So why? To show loyalty? You don't build up an unneeded additional fleet merely to show trust. They have a ton of perfectly capable and comparable 330s, plus 350s coming and 330N...Jump to post
I worked in the Baggage Service Office long enough to easily know the kind of abuse they were taking. It's far far far more likely the passenger was verbally abusive, rude, etc etc, and didn't want to listen to reason than it is that these two baggage office people just decided they wanted to jump ...Jump to post
So, DL suspends the employee, but the customer is wrong and "deserved it"? :rotfl: Airliners.net defends the indefensible again. Am I surprised? :shakehead: Suspending the employee doesn't tell us much. Apart from the fact that DL want to save their face at all costs. I have a feeling the...Jump to post
What a magnificent aircraft. The long script somehow makes the long fuselage look even longer....wow! Stunning!Jump to post
European traffic to LATAM is much more reliant on UX/IB than on BA to the US. While the US is well connected from almost anywhere in Europe (see FRA or CDG), this is not the case for LATAM. Outside MAD, connections to LATAM are far and between. IB/UX from MAD to Europe usually carry a lot of connec...Jump to post
I am pretty certain it would have been a Spantax or an Aviaco DC-8 - and incidentally both would have had a blue cheatline livery!... The CV990 mostly flew (I think) to mainland Spain. There were not that many quads in charter service to Spain by 1982, which narrows the search quite a bit... I don't...Jump to post
My question: How on earth did this engine get ETOPS certified with its downright lousy reliability? Because it obviously did not show that "lousy" reliability during the certification program. Just as the GEnx never showed a high-altitude icing problem or the Trent 1000 a blade sulfidatio...Jump to post
What's wrong with plane spotting? ...far better than having a smoking, beer-burping slob of a husband who sits on the couch all day watching football on TV...Jump to post
(...) They could have come up with such a bare, poor, stripped-down design in a 30-minute brown bag, after having written an outline of bullet points on a napkin! They certainly didn't need to hire consultants for what essentially looks like an in-between leases temporary scheme! (...) The rest is ...Jump to post
Will this new venture be aimed at millennials too???....Jump to post
It's a shame Lufthansa settled on such a lame livery. What a disappointment, what a missed opportunity. -ir The way I see it they succeeded much better than almost everyone to take a very sharp and integral look at their corporate identity. I am very impressed with the results of that strategy so f...Jump to post
I am always wondering why DY discussions are always bringing out of people such anger and frustration, as if DY was actually physically harming them ('those'!) personally... Heck, we even have people advocating for their demise... on an aviation (fans?) website..!!!! People over here are really on a...Jump to post
:checkmark: This thread is just silly, bordering on ignorance. And there have been similar threads before. Give it a rest. arcticcruiser ( actually used to fly for Greenlandair/Air Greenland). :checkmark: ..Yeah, I mean, no offence to the thread starter, but this "why don't we have a hub in [in...Jump to post
I'm personally a bit baffled by this. I am aware the SSJ has not been the resounding success that people (me included, I admit) were hoping it would have been; but on the other hand I am wondering whether it really does need a new wing + new engines + all the mentioned tweaks... Some operators -Citi...Jump to post
No, no, I actually agree with what you say in terms of 'pax experience' and 'interaction with the brand'. When flying TG for instance I always love the colourful combination of their palette and the way in which it is consistently applied throughout the whole flight experience, from the ads, to the...Jump to post
We may have to agree to disagree here. In my view, branding concerns the entire customer experience. The average passenger interacts with the brand at multiple points during the course of their journey. Yes, the airplane itself is the the biggest single application of the brand, but unless you go ou...Jump to post
ushermittwoch wrote:For a second I thought this order came from Lufthansa...
Well, in all honesty, yes the video is great, and very..err..."convincing". Exactly. I mean, the issue is that when it takes a full 20-minute video to get convinced about the nature of the job that has just been accomplished, it can only mean one thing: that there is an obvious fail in th...Jump to post
Well, in all honesty, yes the video is great, and very..err..."convincing". Exactly. I mean, the issue is that when it takes a full 20-minute video to get convinced about the nature of the job that has just been accomplished, it can only mean one thing: that there is an obvious fail in the...Jump to post
Wow. What a spectacular fail. I mean: really?? Paying a genius to take the old timeless design, remove the yellow, make it drab, colourless and boring and claiming it is 'contemporary' and 'fresh'. My ass! Clearly I am missing something.... That 748 looks bland, tail heavy, and coupled with the dark...Jump to post
Oh just how sad.
I find it cringing when stupid managers start playing with 'brands'.
I find it bizarre how little they are aware of the value some brands have.
The Seychelles could make a great connection point between Africa and Asia. Maybe they should try and capitalise on this even more? The Keflavik of the Indian Ocean? Not enough travelers, not enough interest ... ...Except you might know I hope that the Seychelles are a MUCH bigger tourist destinati...Jump to post
crownvic wrote:TheFlyingDisk wrote:How in the world did Mrs. Ada Quonsett get onboard in the age of high security?
Your brave on the Ada Quonsett comment...
And here is the second aircraft with a slightly different livery: https://imagr.eu/up/5P8RX_img_2.jpeg https://www.facebook.com/AzoresAirlinesOfficial/ I mean, why. It's ugly. What's with the giant QR code?? It's f*ugly! I know I'm not easily pleased with liveries (I know, I know Karel...), but thi...Jump to post
Totally fabricated letter, from a bogus traveler, probably crafted by the clever senator's office to back his religious interference into mundane issues. As I have said many times, the moment any religion wants to dictate over other people's personal liberties -such as what to wear- well to me it ha...Jump to post
Seems like a trolling thread to me, but I could be wrong. Certainly both Boeing and Airbus will compete to replace the 777. To assume Boeing will not compete for 777 replacement sales when they have dominated the upper end of the market for decades seems kinda foolish. The A350 is a fine plane, but...Jump to post
The other airline likely affected by this is Norwegian, as they are leasing 12 A320neos to Hong Kong Express; 4 have been delivered off of the Norwegian (Arctic Aviation) order book. B-LCP is thus sitting grounded, unable to fly; unclear is if HK Express has to pay lease payments to Norwegian while...Jump to post
It's the famous incident in which the captain forgot to lower the gear, but was thankfully alerted at the very last minute by a nerdy a.Nutter that the wheels were not hanging down....Jump to post
As our very knowledgeable Longhauler quite rightly points out, AF was more 'glamorous' and offered far better food; whilst what BA really offered was a very quick, efficient, well-oiled "high-end commuting machine" for wealthy business people and VIPs. BA also had double daily departures t...Jump to post
Vacation airlines really didn't begin in Europe until the European Union was formed and restrictions on inter-European flights were relaxed. By comparison, flights to Mexico and the Caribbean are regulated which puts a barrier to market entry. Plus, WN has filled the discount airline market niche r...Jump to post
I have actually discussed this with my many American friends/colleagues, and most seem to agree that the big reason is the little vacation time that people get in the US. Most people just don't have enough work leave to actually plan a proper "Holiday" on a regular basis, compared to may E...Jump to post
As usual with "what ifs" discussions it's always personal opinions, so here's mine, for what it's worth.. I suppose that easily ALL airlines you list could have happily & healthily survived, provided they adapted to the ever changing market dynamics. This begs the questions for me: why...Jump to post
...But what a great ambitious country Norway is!
And who will they be selling their oil to the day when planes will be electric?
Almost every country is trying to curtail ME3 growth.
readytotaxi wrote:skipness1E wrote:Surely a VC10 would have done JFK-LHR in less???
And in far better Style
skipness1E wrote:Surely a VC10 would have done JFK-LHR in less???
Hope they can bring a wavy line between white & grey, same style as KLM or UA B787. The wavy line on the UA B787 makes it the worst looking aircraft type in their entire fleet. I really hate it. A straight line looks so much sharper. Cheatlines look Soviet. Maybe mao-chic. It looks incredibly o...Jump to post