Thirty years ago airlines had their fares set by governments. Example If TWA or BA wanted to offer a special sale fare between the US and UK the fare had to be approved by both UK and US authorities. Fares between European cities on the various national carriers were a mirror image of each other, wh...Jump to post
Will we ever see a Qantas nonstop/one stop flight from DUB to PER? There is a lot of demand IMO. There might be a lot of demand but it comes down to what the passengers will pay. A lot of passengers that travel from Ireland to Australia are travelling on holiday or to visit friends and relations. T...Jump to post
IMO, EI needs to be careful not to place all of its eggs in one basket (i.e. the US). How about some diversification (albeit still within 'North America'), like MEX ? :crossfingers: Cheers, C. Maybe too much of a risk for EI. There are lots of Irish people who have friends and family in the USA or ...Jump to post
This has probably been covered..but how many if any Qantas flights will route via dxb from Australia to London? None, QF1/2 is now routed through SIN Could QF operate DRW-LHR non-stop? If so would feeding traffic from say ADL/CNS/CBR/SYD via DRW to Europe be something that might be considered rathe...Jump to post
Hi I know that there are lots of Concorde topics but please excuse just one more. Does anyone know what the schedule and flight numbers for the IAD-DFW Braniff Concorde service? Also I know that Braniff printed their own safety cards for the Concorde service and I’ve seen menus. But does anyone have...Jump to post
Do PAM AM have freedom of flight within EU? Can't remember what happened with Pan Am but when I was a travel agent in the 1990's we used to sell seats from LHR-Germany on flights operated by United. There was a company called German Travel Service who had "nett or contact/non published fares&q...Jump to post
Thanks for posting this. Amazing photos.Jump to post
As someone who lived in the U.K. for a while, I'm not very surprised. There is definitely a culture of heavy drinking there and not only among the younger generation. .......thanks for that......Nothing like a good ole sweeping generalisation to inflame opinions. If you could let me know which coun...Jump to post
Ugh, why is CX going to fly from T1? Can T2 seriously not fit a 3 - 4x weekly 359 flight, even though it's like, 7 years old? This is a pioneering and important service - IMO, the DAA should be trying to make this service as successful as possible. Cheers, C. The choice of terminal will not impact ...Jump to post
South Africa from the UK always seams a bit of a strange market. It used to be (might still) that LHR-JNB was a good market for BA mainly with business passengers. If thats the case why does SA not do better on the route. Cape Town used to be (might still be) more of a leisure destination and BA cur...Jump to post
I "think" Hawaii for most europeans is part of a multi destination trip to the States. In other words most Europeans who visit Hawaii will also spend time in mainland USA before or after Hawaii. Years ago people said that a direct LON-LAS would never work and it clearly does. So who know m...Jump to post
ET certainly have passenger traffic rights from DUB to LAX - and they frequently advertise their services and fares here. Flight timings are not especially convenient and EI once again serve LAX also. Don't know about DUB to ADD but demand would not be high. DUB-ADD might not be, but do actively ma...Jump to post
Hi Yesterday I flew TPA-DCA on an AA319 that had EOW printed on the safety card. I understand that means extended range overwater. On another site it said that EOW aircraft have life vests and other equipment for over water flights. Does this mean that some 319’s are not fitted with life vests? If s...Jump to post
Checked my archives and they only used Waterford Crystal from 1996. Interesting! What is also interesting is that the eBay listing is one single glass and it's on for about €50! I think that's extortion... :) (And €34.19 postage!) Always the way when you get something that appeals to two groups of ...Jump to post
Checked my archives and they only used Waterford Crystal from 1996. Interesting! What is also interesting is that the eBay listing is one single glass and it's on for about €50! I think that's extortion... :) I think I should have dropped a few in my bag back then ;) Yup, they had 3 classes up unti...Jump to post
Slightly odd questions with regards to EI product. Looking on ebay the other day I saw some Waterford Crystal Aer Lingus Premier glasses. (I didn’t bid. Significant other would be bouncing of the walls and I think I have some in a box somewhere) Did EI always have Waterford Crystal glasses in their ...Jump to post
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.