No too sure about the VS upper class meal. I am guessing they have picked this one for effectJump to post
Incredible to me that people actually pay for Club World. What a terrible product. But hey if they can actually sell that nonsense then good for them. I am not a fan of the seat layout and the lack of direct access to the aisle. Also not so keen on the dividers going up and down so that the crew ca...Jump to post
Sheldon Cooper - Big Bang Margo Leadbetter - The Goodlife (Good Neighbours in the USA) The Goodlife was a 1970's UK sitcom. Margo was a massive snob but very intelligent. She had the ability to put people in their place without swearing, shouting or screaming. Sir Humphrey Appleby - Yes Minister. (U...Jump to post
So which was better BA club world LHR-MAD or this?
Looking at your photos it looks like there is way more space in business on LATAM than BA Club World. That might just because I am not really a fan on the top tail arrangement on BA.
By the way thanks for the trip report.
Hi I am travelling with BA next week and am seated in 14A which is a rear facing widow seat and there is a cabin divider in front of the seat. Seat 14B is a forward facing seat so has its back to the cabin divider. My question is...is there a space between 14B and the cabin divider? I am trying to f...Jump to post
Unfortunately there are lots of factors. Airline seats and pitch are getting smaller. However fares are lower. In 1980's the lowest economy class fare from LHR-SYD was around £1000 in real terms £1000 in 1980 is worth £2998 today. So in real terms you can nearly buy a business class ticket for the s...Jump to post
If they are genuinely worried about bombs disguised as laptops and camera... how is getting people to put them in hold baggage supposed to improve safety? This makes no sense to me! I "think" they are trying to stop people taking various parts of a devise on board an aircraft, then puttin...Jump to post
Maybe you have to put the laptop in the hold but take out the battery and keep it in your hand luggage. This would put me off flying to the US on one of these airlines - there's no way I'd feel comfortable checking in my laptop. I'd rather take the boat than do that. at many orgs, it's against poli...Jump to post
lesfalls wrote:Why is this rule being implemented on their YUL flights?
Guess no flying RJ for me anytime soon .
What a stupid idea. What business does the EU have telling the USA which countries it should require visas for? Trump will probably react by slapping a visa requirement on the whole of the EU. None! But if the US requires citizens of some EU countries to get visas to enter the United States, isn't ...Jump to post
Allegedly there will be an announcement tomorrow at BFS regarding transatlantic ops. Hopefully the 2 routes rumored will do well and more importantly be supported by the locals. It is certainly the right model for BFS TATL. Are the majority of passengers travelling transatlantic from BFS just point...Jump to post
I always thought it was strange that smoking was ever allowed on commercial aircraft . In todays world I totally agree. However go back 40-50 years and most adults smoked. I think if they had of banned smoking on aircraft in the 1950-60's they would of had difficult selling tickets, at least on rou...Jump to post
OA260 wrote:richcandy wrote:BA used to produce a booklet called fares fortnightly. It listed all theirs fares.
Thats a blast from the past
Virgin also flew to Tokyo from LGW between the time British Caledonian was sold to BA and when VS moved operations to LHR in 1991. I wish they'd bring that route back ! Crazy really to think the route was viable then with a 747 when they don't operate to Tokyo now, what with the huge growth in air ...Jump to post
British Airways used to have Travel Shops in many British cities. They used to sell model aircraft, mugs, pens etc. However they closed years ago. I noticed the other week that BA don't really sell many BA branded products on board any more. VS years ago used to sell t-shirts, caps, pens, model airc...Jump to post
Hi I have just come back from a holiday to South Africa. While we were there we took a flight operated by Fedral Air from JNB to Kruger. There were lots of opportunities to take photos of aircraft arriving at departing at JNB. Then when we were in Kruger we went on four game drives and again lots of...Jump to post
TC957 wrote:I find it amazing AF don't fly NCE - LHR, letting BA have the monopoly on that route with their multi-daily flights.
My LHR-HAJ on Friday night and HAJ-LHR on Sunday night seemed to work just fine. The flight out had ~50% load and the flight back >90%. They first passed through asking if there were any orders for hot sandwiches and then made their way through the cabin selling from the cart. It was much like the ...Jump to post
My parents flew BHD-LHR last Saturday on a 1210 departure. By the time the crew got to row 9, where my parents were seated they were sold out of sandwiches. My farther is....how shall I say this....A large over weight Ulsterman. Who values his food. He couldn't understand how they could run out of f...Jump to post
Perhaps a very stupid question,could the 789 make AKL-IAH or IAH-ORD without a significant payload hit? Could the 778 do the routes with no payload hit? If so would AKL-JFK be within range with the 778 without significant payload hit? Would a AKL-JFK-LHR-JFK -AKL, assuming they could get approval f...Jump to post
"If" NZ went all 787, what is likely to happen with regards to London? I am guessing that they would just drop the capacity. I can't see them going double daily AKL-LAX-LHR. I guess its unlikely that we will see AKL-HKG-LHR make a come back? (I have a couple of friends who live in the UK b...Jump to post
Thanks for posting this trip report. The aircraft did not look clean and that meal looked pretty unpleasant.Jump to post
Thanks for posting this. Makes me feel old when I hear of 744's being retired, I remember them when they were new. OK the product looks older but still looks really good and better than you would expect on a two hour flight in business in Europe or North America. Always like to see the AI Maharaja. ...Jump to post
Probably about time we started a new thread for 2017. Sadly on news that ?UA is switching SFO-AKL to seasonal only and JQ is cutting MEL-WLG. The year can only get better... :) Previous thread can be found here: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1348325&start=300 Please con...Jump to post
"They did run FRA-BKK-SYD-MEL in the 1990s - I once flew FRA-BKK-SYD on the spanking new B744 in 1990 with them. It was always full, but low yield, so code sharing was teh better option for them, unfortunately. The return was my only flight on a B743: SYD-SIN-BAH-FRA with QF." That was th...Jump to post
EI needs to be a two ocean airline flying to Pacific Ocean destinations. Not only does that make no sense, as no eastbound destination EI could conceivably serve would involve crossing (or even overflying) the Pacific... but what need would they have to fly to Asia? At least Miami is the capitol of...Jump to post
Thanks for the report. The meal does look very strange. I know its a very short flight but surely they would better offering sandwiches or coffee and cake.Jump to post
Until fairly recently it was unusual for the French to check UK passports. In the past 10 years I've traveled to France from the UK about 30 times, and every time I have had my passport checked by the French authorities at the border... Really, you have been unlucky! I travel to and from France onc...Jump to post
Not sure many people connect from one international flight to another at an airport in the US. Hundreds of thousands, if not a few million do it every year. Mostly at the southern hubs like IAH, MIA, DFW, ATL, LAX. Last time I was at IAH they even have special lanes dedicated to intl2intl passenger...Jump to post
90F! Haha And the 3 inches of snow that shuts down ops. And it never happens, but happens every year. You're a world city London...get some AC and buy a snow shovel :) No it doesn't happen every year. This winter London had no real snow fall, in fact it only got below zero a few times. Other cities...Jump to post
It is not a case of "Not In My Back Yard", it is a case of demolishing an entire community; homes, schools, shops etc. I presume it won't be your home or business being demolished to make way for it But people would get a lot of money to move away. Way more than they need to build a new h...Jump to post
I never posted much on this forum but I used to read it a couple of times a day. With the changes to the new software I find it more difficult to follow, the amounts of adverts are a bit distracting and there just don't seam to be anywhere close to the same number of posts.Jump to post
So, UK voted for the Brexit and now I am wondering what affects this will have on Irish Aviation, will we see more flights into DUB and will FR have to cut back UK services? Thanks No one knows and that's the sad thing. Just over half the UK population voted to leave the EU with no idea what that r...Jump to post
It's suprising that they have served the U.K very well but didn't have anything to Ireland until this announcement. What is the chance of ORK getting KL now that they are starting flights to DUB? Indeed I would think ORK much more likely than SNN, though they might as well go full on into the Irish...Jump to post
The low cost carries have changed the way people travel and even live. People now expect little to no service, but a cheap fare. People have voted with their wallets and the legacy carriers have had to reduce their fares and service levels to compete. 20 or 30 years ago many leisure travellers trave...Jump to post
I really like.
Do we know where the KLM blue colour came from, its not the same blue as on the Dutch flag?
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