After most of those carriers joined other alliances or codeshares with JetBlue, I'm surprised that the interlines lasted this long. I suspect the Lufthansa/Etihad partnership is the basis.Jump to post
trex8 wrote:Alitalia have A332s, why does MH need those? They ditched their leased ones for A333s.
Anyone know why the 13L arrivals at JFK are coming in on this pattern and not the usual hugging of Jamaica Bay with the tight turn on the end? I've been living here 3yrs and don't recall seeing aircraft flying this....great views for those on the port side of the aircraft! http://i.imgur.com/G5kzvQ...Jump to post
Does that make it more likely for AF/KLM to move in? Or for Virgin Atlantic to start up a feeder operation? Would Delta look again at a European subsidiary as was rumored in the past? I'm willing to bet they're spending lots and lots of money to have a solid contingency plan for that right now. If ...Jump to post
ltbewr wrote:I saw a Spirit plane at EWR the other day, all yellow with their name in large blue letters. Looked like a banana.
tonystan wrote:I'm surprised there still isn't a sniff of an A380 gate yet!
Of note are B763F lease prices since the program is getting a new lease on life as a freighter in a sweet spot. Amazon must really what is buoying that, even though only a few of the planes for Amazon Prime Air will be under operating lease with their operators...most are being purchased from lessor...Jump to post
The airline's routes should be put up for sale How does an airline sell it's routes. Except for a few international rights to non-EU and non-US destinations, they have no property rights in those routes. Slots into slot restricted airports would had value. That said, I wonder if EY will apply for f...Jump to post
Actually, AZ will be adding a leased 777-300ER over the next months. It is a 777-3Q8ER - cn 35783 / 786, leased from AerCap, first flown in 2009, having spent all its career since new with Air Austral, registration F-ONOU. The a/c is currently being modified to AZ's standards and will fly exclusive...Jump to post
Great topic! Indeed, the Southeast Asia market is huge. And it isn't all low yield. There are plenty of very wealthy people in SE Asia, and they're taking to the skies more often than ever before. It's a shame the U.S. big 3 have, for the most part, pulled out of Southeast Asia. NW never would have...Jump to post
[threeid][/threeid] No, I think that title still belongs to this one: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0d/Aeroflot_Boeing_767_Olympic_livery_Naumenko.jpg At least B-5943 has more color than the normal MU livery - THAT is the real tragedy. :lol: Isn't that the truth! They should have ...Jump to post
No. Usually for any buyers' remorse it's the opposite for twin engine widebodies: for example VA with their 77Ws. They would have done much better only with 330s or smaller planes. Until the 787-9 came along, what else could do LAX without significant restrictions that is also a twin? Today, those ...Jump to post
The airline's routes should be put up for sale with the winner also acquiring the leases on aircraft. The business model of AZ has to end, which is why staff should be excluded from any sale. Might Air France-KLM be interested and implement an LCC structure? Might IAG be willing to expand Vueling? M...Jump to post
Interesting history - operated by US carriers all through its career, starting with UA almost 30 years ago (to the month!), as N151UA. https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/Boeing/747/23736/N793CK-Kalitta-Air Can you say how many hours it has on retirement (if it's not company confidential?) As yo...Jump to post
PEK-FNJ/SVO. I'm not being facetious neither. It is a relic of a bygone era between two countries that have been growing further and further apart over the past decade. The only other route I can think of that maybe less are FNJ-KWI and the classic "Air Terror" from CCS-DAM-IKA, particula...Jump to post
The second route for the VX A321neo has been announced...SFO to JFK (afternoon arrival and evening departure on VX22/29), starting in mid-June
http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/air ... ns-in-s17/
Really sad to see an old bird go. I have shot it at Kennedy, but not on its final revenue arrival into NYC where it was retired. I didn't realize that it really did use up its entire lifespan.Jump to post
TheGeordielad wrote:Irehdna wrote:Any chance for seeing BOM-JFK, BOM-PVG, BOM-JNB, or MAA/BLR-SYD sometime?
They did BOM-JFK but withdrew in 2012
They were going to start PVG but didn't in 2011.
I will say no. You already have 4 national airlines along with 2 airlines in the regional category that are good full service airlines (considering JetBlue to really blur that line as they have seat dimensions larger than legacies; even Southwest blurs that line on its 737-800s), and 3 ultra low cos...Jump to post
This may be on who did the heavy check. Would a test flight have located this problem?Jump to post
Virgin Atlantic is an airline that could really use the A321neoLR to better manage loads from MAN...and the A321s could be based there. An order could be split between VS and DL. Travelers tend to value frequency over plane size. All of VS' attempts at operating narrowbodies have never gone well. D...Jump to post
I think it was more "under-winged" than under powered. As I recall, the wing span was reduced in order to allow DL to fit it into certain gates. And I flew it, too. Sweet airplane, one of my favorites. I don't remember anything about it being "funky" in crosswinds or on final ap...Jump to post
I've always wondered why this particular 767 version didn't sell more than the 40/50 units produced. Being a stretch of a very successful model (a la 321) I would expect more sales, specially in markets where seat numbers is the key like internal flights in Japan, among others. Apparently it's prov...Jump to post
Virgin Atlantic is an airline that could really use the A321neoLR to better manage loads from MAN...and the A321s could be based there. An order could be split between VS and DL. Travelers tend to value frequency over plane size.Jump to post
Because of training pilots on A350s and needing to use its own metal over Russia, North American service on Finnar has had the same issue...change in operator. A refund can be asked for since Finnair isn't flying the plane there. El Al had that problem in most of 2016 as well as they were hiring oth...Jump to post
I never got why AZ insisted on having its main hub in Rome, even though the business center for Alitalia is in Milan. I suspect that another EU airline may desire to take on the routes and aircraft, but not the airline or employees itself...maybe Lufthansa using Eurowings?Jump to post
Airlines started off with equipment way too big. Ideally, Havana deserved mainline service, but everything else warranted equipment with 2 FAs at most (Embraer 170/175/190) or CRJs.Jump to post
Fwiw, there are a glut of 767-300s, that are coming up for heavy checks right around the 2019-2022 timeframe, starting with 171. If I'm not mistaken, about 10-15 frames in that time. Some of those frames will be close to expiring on hours...especially 171 which is approaching 130,000 hours. The lim...Jump to post
Delta is reviewing its Airbus widebody order due to market saturation. They expect "reductions". Yea another airline that has apparently over ordered or that LCC long haul has started to have it's effects. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-04-12/delta-reviewing-14-billion-wide-...Jump to post
Depending on load factors, it might make sense to have OSL served with an A321neoLR to the East Coast of the USA (and BOS-CPH). Such a plane could easily replace the TATL 737-700 flying between these two cities. The A321neoLR is positioned as a Boeing 757 replacement.Jump to post
I recall taking a tour round what I was led to believe was the final A343 produced, F-OLOV for Air Tahiti Nui at the Paris Air Show, 2005 in that glorious livery. Anyone able to confirm this was the last of the type built ? I still see her pass overhead my home on her north-west bound sectors over ...Jump to post
olle wrote:Have not UA told now the flight was not overbooked?
The Boeing 767 is still offered for sale---why not just get newer 767s with GE engines?Jump to post
Lofty wrote:What is Euro J? do not most European airlines use C and not J to show a difference between the products.
The flights between DFW or ORD and JFK are for connecting TATL passengers for destinations not served from either DFW or ORD; these flights are typically once or twice daily, usually timed to meet the evening rush out of JFK and the afternoon arrivals out (flights to/from DCA also serve this purpose...Jump to post
RDU with a 788 definitely makes sense---it's not a hub for American, but RDU has service to Heathrow from the BA joint venture. I doubt that Buffalo will work, but BWI definitely could work with a 788 or A321neoLR. (The presumption is that the service would be to Gatwick.) I suggest wide bodies beca...Jump to post
So how long until GOL becomes Delta Air Lines Brazil, where Delta can stash its 10 oddball 737-700s in exchange for some 737-800s moving stateside? As for Norwegian, this is a huge opportunity into Brazil, as well as Ryanair, which has been building a Viva brand in Latin America (with local investor...Jump to post
United's mistake here, and what could bring it legal liability, is that the passengers were already boarded. It's one thing when boarding is denied, but it's quite another when boarding is allowed and then volunteers are asked to deplane for someone else. (If passengers are asked to deplane because ...Jump to post
AWACSooner wrote:They were picking up the Carolina Hurricanes for their upcoming tee time in Ireland, as they aren't in the playoffs for the 9th year in a row.
The Singapore Airlines sales competition between the A350-1000 and 777-9 showed us that just because an airline operates the A350-900 doesn't mean that they will prefer the A350-1000 over the 777-8/9. Other airlines like Lufthansa and Qatar are also willing to pick to order both. It looks like airl...Jump to post
I will answer yes. The 777X will be too much plane for some airlines, but given that the A35K is the exact same length as the B77W, it will become an airline of choice as being a lighter plane that can operate routes that are too long for a 787-10, but where greater capacity is needed that a 787-9 c...Jump to post
Most models, except for the Dreamliner, tend to have engine exclusivity. I have to wonder why Airbus didn't put Pratt & Whitney and GE/Safran-Snecma (CFM) to a competition for exclusivity on the A320family neo. In a previous competition, GE beat out P&W to supply engines for the 77L/77W, and...Jump to post
Nothing new here. Emirates has been returning 744F leases as they end for the last few years in favor if it's own inhouse 777F fleet. For instance it ended AtlasAir leases also already. Etihad also ended its leases with Atlas Air, and those planes came back to the USA. However, with the Emirates pl...Jump to post
Southwest Airlines is installing 18" wide seats on their 737MAX aircraft so perhaps other carriers will follow. It's all smoke and mirrors. The new seats are 17.8" and even that is achieved by making the armrests super thin. https://runwaygirlnetwork.com/2015/04/15/southwest-slims-armrest...Jump to post
I honestly don't see anything less than 6 abreast coming for narrow bodies in Y, with Boeing being at 17.2" and Airbus at 18" standard. What I could see though are 737 MAX 10s with full business class seats and a larger Y section, while the Airbus A321neoLR might end up being the true 757 ...Jump to post
Keep in mind FedEx still has dozens (50 or so?) of new 767-300Fs on order, and 767-300ERs are lined up for conversion slots at the moment. I think both the 757 and 767 freighter fleets have plenty of life ahead of them, but since 767s are still coming off the line, they'll likely be around quite a ...Jump to post
The last major private airline in Argentina (owned by Argentinian interests) lasted 27 years in LAPA. However, with a new conservative government embracing competition, this has the power to not only lead to cheaper airfares, but to also show Aerolineas Argentinas what needs to be done, especially i...Jump to post