This will help QR a lot at PHL. I know several in the Philly area who would consider QR until they saw the 12 hour layover they would have in DOH. I don't know how much of an effect AA had on QR, but I would imagine not as much as providing better DOH connection times. There will now be only a 3.5 ...Jump to post
This will help QR a lot at PHL. I know several in the Philly area who would consider QR until they saw the 12 hour layover they would have in DOH.
I don't know how much of an effect AA had on QR, but I would imagine not as much as providing better DOH connection times.
I know it won't happen at this announcement, but is it possible that UA deploy B789 on ORD/EWR-SIN? Both are longer than LAX-SIN but would be polar routes, so the time in the air would be similar on both EWR-SIN and SIN-EWR. LAX-SIN is already a 17h55min flight, and I would imagine EWR-SIN and SIN-E...Jump to post
EWR-DEL isnt operating anymore due to UA’s concerns over Delhi’s air quality. EWR-BOM still flies If I remember correctly, they literally only cancelled the flight for 1 day--and that was more due to the effect of air quality on visibility, rather than on health itself. It was for 3-4 days I think....Jump to post
http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/business/air-india-launch-new-route-13948657 2 nonstop flights per week, on B788. Schedule not finalised yet. Surprised they are considering this above DEL-MAN. Interesting development IMO. Is there any chance that this be extended to YYZ (similar to AMD-LHR-EWR)?Jump to post
Also I remember reading somewhere that RW 11/29 (the longest one) has been closed. Could this be a contributing factor as well? All the long-haul flights would then have to take off on RW 10/28, which is considerably shorter. I'm not so sure if UA 83 can take off (presumable at MTOW) from 10/28 for ...Jump to post
Are other flights, especially the AI nonstop flights, also affected by this smog? All AI101/103/127/173 seem scheduled as normal through the weekend.Jump to post
c) With decline in ME - USA capacity, and Jet integrating very well with DAL, offers possibility of non-stops from India to Delta Hubs. Airports like JFK, ATL do come in mind for at least BOM/DEL non-stops. These 777's offer an opportunistic way to add capacity. Jet can fly BOM-JFK with an owned an...Jump to post
This means that their B77L services only are to India and to Pakistan. I wonder if Air India might be interested in buying back those B77Ls, given that there are routes for which they need that range (i.e., DEL-SFO). Agreed, AI needs the 77L on many of its current and upcoming routes. Take DEL-ORD ...Jump to post
What's the difference between the current P. Econ and the "New P. Econ?" Economy looks horrendous with those sky-blue seats, not in line with SQ's brand image/colours. First looks OK but I don't know about how I feel about that fold-up bed and the lack of more ornate touches. IMO relative ...Jump to post
A bit disappointing, IMO. Looks a bit clinical, and that orange accent pillow on the chair is not going to solve the problem. I understand EY's product may be too flashy but I was expecting a bit more warm (wood, etc). On another note, are all A380s going to this full upper deck F/J, or are some sti...Jump to post
LAX772LR wrote:Irehdna wrote:Only aloft 16:14 min
FlightAware is showing 16hr 43min.
Point remains however.
Isn't the flight arriving on Saturday also B744 per the source? Damn it, I think you're right. I must've misread it as LHR-SFO. Well, its better to be too early than too late. Is the return to SFO going to be the same LHR A/C that will later operate the final ICN? No it seems the return LHR-SFO is ...Jump to post
Isn't the flight arriving on Saturday also B744 per the source?Jump to post
Anybody know how the loads are with the 77W on the route? How many seats are they blocking on this flight normally? If they are blocking, it is not much. At this time of the year, DEL-ORD flies about 20min longer than DEL-IAD. In fact, the DEL-ORD flight has been aloft more than 15 hours in recent ...Jump to post
I think LAX-BKK with the standard A359 is definitely possible, and I think that is a very likely route.
Also does anybody see any potential in TG launching YVR-BKK? The 789 should be able to make that trip pretty easily.
As stated in previous thread it's a temporary reduction for few months while also an upgauge of capacity going from 77L to 77W. Yeah, glossed over that. Can the 77W make AUH-LAX nonstop? IIRC this will be the longest scheduled 77W flight to ever be operated by GC distance. If the 77W can (can it?) ...Jump to post
Per Airline Route, EY is reducing LAX service starting on 15 January 2018.
http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/air ... e-changes/
As of now, the flight is bookable daily starting 1 May 2018, though I wouldn't be surprised if this changes after that.
Medium-haul international routes to airports with significant premium passenger demand (like LHR) should be the only international flights out of BOM for AI. The AMD flight was a political concession and should be axed (assuming it is still unprofitable) as soon as possible. I would actually argue ...Jump to post
I actually don't think EWR-DEL is a good idea. Most of NJ population is from BOM/AMD not DEL, and there is already UA DEL-EWR and AI DEL-JFK. I don't know why AI chose to do AMD-LHR-EWR flight instead of AMD-LHR solely, and keep AMD-BOM-EWR. I don't see why anybody would prefer a same-plane service...Jump to post
By the way, what does AI plan to do with all these excess 77W's? On the best of days, they use only 8/12 77W's !!! Sell them, probably. Perhaps a Deja-Vu to their sale of the 77Ls. Many airlines are still looking to add B77W to their fleet because it fits their immediate needs better. DEL-BOS and m...Jump to post
Seems AI could have used some of the 77Ls they gave to EY. AI's small subfleet of 77Ls (8 aircraft at its peak) was ostensibly bought specifically for North American routes. I think much of it had to do with them intending to operate/start operations on nonstop flights to US from BOM/BLR instead of...Jump to post
Hi everyone, I'm looking for the stats of traffic between main Indian Airports and Main Europe Airports. I did some research on the net but didn't find anything relevant. Would someone here got some datas? Many thanks, I would imagine DEL-LHR is the busiest India-EU sector, followed closely by BOM-...Jump to post
They need the 77L to start LAX, that's probably why. Even though AI would need to restrict DEL-IAD (like it probably already does on DEL-ORD), 77W is more dense than 77L, and 77L is too premium of a configuration for most routes AI flies IMO. So a restricted 77W may not be that much less economical ...Jump to post
TLV? im suprised UAL is not sending the 77W to DEL or BOM, given the fact atleast once a weak they do not load 1 or 2 pallets due to weight restrictions on 772. There is more demand/premium travel to TLV vs DEL/BOM. I do see UA operating 77W to DEL as possibility; BOM is unlikely as AI still flies ...Jump to post
Would love to see LAX to TLV, think UA can make it work. Or if UA has good terms with Egypt Air, then LAX to CAI, rest pax can connect various parts of Africa, and Middle east. I don't know if UA will ever fly LAX-CAI; IIRC they don't fly to CAI at all. I think very soon LY will upgrade TLV-LAX to ...Jump to post
Could an A-330-200 make it from PHL to NRT? Certainly with winds, I'd think it could make it NRT to PHL. It's longer than two of DL's longest A332 flights (SEA-HKG and DTW-PEK) by a little over 100 nm. The newest build A332s can certainly do it, but I'd say AAs should also be able to make it, perha...Jump to post
Should the title be "LH group"? While LH mights tart these flights, I am quite confident they will be turned to EW. If/While they are opereted by LH, will it be on a W shape like MUC-JFK-TXL-JFK-MUC? Does this mean LH is finally starting 2x MUC-JFK, one with A346 and one with A333? IMO MU...Jump to post
BOM has a relatively short runway, so takeoff with B789 may be difficult in winter (due to longer flight time). I don't know why DXB is being switched as well, thoughJump to post
http://newsroom.lufthansagroup.com/germ ... ccab7b1814
LH is starting 5x TXL-JFK on A333 from 8 November, and also 3x DUS-MIA also on A333.
DUS will really lose a lot of US connections from this event. AFAIK the only DUS-USA that will still operate (and is not AB) is DL DUS-ATL. UA and AA don't operate there. However, I wouldn't be surprised if we see UA/AA start JFK/EWR/ORD-DUS soon.Jump to post
In no way was I expecting in this, I was expecting: NZ AKL-ORD UA SFO-MEL QF SYD-ORD Will be great to see three UA tails in SYD, with no star alliance feed in AU, kudos to UA for holding their own! Yeah surprised they found this more economical than SFO-MEL. SFO-MEL is considerably shorter, and SFO...Jump to post
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/economy/article/2109436/hong-kong-airlines-adds-major-new-routes-new-threat-cathay The airline plans to start these new routes using their new A350-900. Would be an interesting competitor especially at LHR and SFO, each of which are served by 3 airlines to HKG. JFK...Jump to post
I wouldn't consider SIN-LHR a ULR route. I think the true ULR routes with most competition are LAX-SYD and LAX-MEL.Jump to post
Not a valid argument on almost any level. 1. THE NY airport is LGA. The reason EWR isn't as popular as JFK has to do with several reasons: near UA fortress hub in EWR, better connection opportunities at JFK, traditional airline port of entry. I am not convinced there is any sizable population anywh...Jump to post
For the purposes of this post, I will group JFK and EWR into one metro area, and SFO and SJC as another metro area. In the New York area, EK (nonstop), EY, QR, KE, and even some *A like BR, NH, OZ, SQ, SA only fly to JFK. Some of these airlines have multiple daily flights on aircraft like A380, with...Jump to post
An Indian airline needs to launch BOM-MAN. Now one of the largest unserved India markets in Europe! 9W would be a better bet for this, due to better network at BOM and partner VS at MAN. However, I don't know if there is the transfer traffic to USA to sustain a route, as 9W/VS route well through LH...Jump to post
AI said a while back that they would start a flight from BOM to FRA in July: https://twitter.com/airindiain/status/864810325085794306 Now I know that AI has been adding long-haul only from DEL recently (with the exception of AMD-LHR), and has cut BOM-FRA, along with BOM-HKG/JFK/ORD/CDG around 2009-2...Jump to post
AI144 from BOM to DEL was diverted to AMD after circling DEL for a while. Does anybody know why AI would divert all the way to AMD after nearly reaching DEL, and what the reason for the diversion was?
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AIC ... /VABB/VAAH
The only way I see this possible is if the 77W on DXB-IAH is weight-restricted. EK 77Ws are rather dense, and the route is one of the longest 77W flights operated today. Through why can't they operate 77L on the route? Lack of equipment?Jump to post
BNE-ORD is possible with B789, but much of the demand is to SYD/MEL. At that point, AA/QF can route you via one stop at LAX versus what would be 1 stop at BNE. I think the next likely Australia route to be announced could be MEL-SFO (more likely via UA than QF), not any route past the US west coast....Jump to post