They should charge more for the special needs ... to cover the unnecessary operational complexity and extra workJump to post
Erebus wrote:Samrnpage wrote:This extra FA to me sounds like nonsense. 40 x £60 = £2400, you dont pay an FA £2400 per flight....
Not all of the fare goes to paying FAs.
I know Ryanair get bad press and I know they successfully work in a low cost sector, but .... when things go pair shaped you do not want to be with them, as they have no real contingency plans. I'd rather pay a bit more, call it insurance. You pay peanuts, you get monkeys. You pay your money and yo...Jump to post
And also that part about the hospital costs (as they landed in Germany): Every German hospital and doctor will treat emergency cases for free. They might ask for your insurance details afterwards to get the money back from your insurance. That is why you have it. As long as you can't get a verdict ...Jump to post
I agree ... FR is starting to look a bit left behind compared to Wizz with their A321s ....Jump to post
I don’t think the extra cabin crew member is a big cost issue .... they’re fairly cheap to employ and probably the additional cost per sector is covered by extra coffees and scratch cards Slightly off track .... just flew Wizz for the first time ... they are easily the best quality experience on a L...Jump to post
Well done to the pilot and crew, good to hear everyone’s safeJump to post
Arion640 wrote:opticalilyushin wrote:The CEO quoted Belfast as the next UK route.
Then they will become one of the few airlines in the world to serve all 3 UK Countries.
OLeary should have stood up to the unions ...Jump to post
Aer Lingus needs to brush up on its Irish-language skills Sound Off: Sheelagh Coyle came across two examples of ungrammatical Irish on a flight We were all seated, strapped in, ready for a flight from Dublin Airport to a European city with Aer Lingus recently. A male announcer addressed us. “Tá súi...Jump to post
Pe@rson wrote:CrisAA wrote:Side note, in my 6ish years in Aviation. US based I've never heard the term "nightstop". I've heard RON or terminator. I actually prefer nightstop.
Most people I know in Europe call it night stop.
Curfews in European airports, no curfews in Indian airports ?Jump to post
Honestly the pronunciation of Vueling is irrelevant, people don’t need to be able to pronounce the brand and bland airline branding is all the rage ... people just book it on the internet and get on the airplane at the airport Everyone in the U.K. mispronounces Lidl but it’s still a massive success...Jump to post
All the secondary cities in China , anything with 5 million plus , lots and lots of potential for the Chinese airlines I'd like to think those cities would be better served from a hub such as FRA or AMS; better capability to connect to many cities in Europe The hubs are in China ( Not Europe and ce...Jump to post
All the secondary cities in China , anything with 5 million plus , lots and lots of potential for the Chinese airlinesJump to post
Honestly the pronunciation of Vueling is irrelevant, people don’t need to be able to pronounce the brand and bland airline branding is all the rage ... people just book it on the internet and get on the airplane at the airport
Everyone in the U.K. mispronounces Lidl but it’s still a massive success
It’s shocking that not one current Indian airline has got its act together to build An effective hub in any major Indian city essentially making EK India’s main international airline - massive failure for such a massive economyJump to post
There are 27 European capitals ...not just oneJump to post
janders wrote:No FIS at HPN or ISP so you can forget those.
IAG are very strategic , possibly they choose the most suitable brand for the market they’re going after .... LEVEL might be very suitable for Vienna , even FR had to use a different brand for Vienna ... interesting to watch what happens next ... You'd assume that Level was deployed there because i...Jump to post
Amazing how flexible IAG designed LEVEL it will be running flights in about two weeks - superb organisational design even down to the bland branding
Personally I think the big loser is EasyJet , too slow and inflexible with costs too high
Slightly off topic .... but I can see FR using Paphos to launch flights into DXB, AUH , DWC, Sharjah etc. I really can't imagine they'd get bilateral rights for such flights - unless of course, they created Ryanair Cyprus, which is very unlikely. UAE and EU have an open skies agreement , any EU car...Jump to post
Prices for KEF > Canaries are higher than Dub > NYC direct and the main competitor seems to be AY with a nightmare route via HEL ( taking 14 plus hours ) so there is some evidence that network yield is probably there to add KEF as a spoke to the DUB hub.... no airline is making money just flying KEF...Jump to post
Slightly off topic .... but I can see FR using Paphos to launch flights into DXB, AUH , DWC, Sharjah etc ... and I can see the most budget conscious self connecting at Paphos etc ... you can normally self connect from the U.K. to DXB via Sofia, BTS for under £100 at the momentJump to post
Iceland could well work for EI , damaging yield for both WOW and also Icelandair ... DUblin is perfect spot to feed from KEF into Southern Europe and the med sun resorts plus the canaries . Also would help aircraft utilisation with a late evening departure to KEF and red eye back to Dublin arriving ...Jump to post
Why would props be a requirement for the Aer Lingus Regional operation? Props would be required as any jet aircraft would have to be operated by Aer Lingus mainline due to a long standing agreement between IALPA and Aer Lingus which apparently the pilots are quite militant about. Then again the C-S...Jump to post
As long as any Chinese airline offers connecting flights to SE Asia, Oz and NZ they can make any route to Europe work via any Chinese city no matter how obscure ... their geographical and cost advantages are unbeatableJump to post
You’d have to an idiot to leave EK for a US3 airline.... anyway I’ve never come across a US pilot in years of flying EK ... cabin crew yes but never pilots though I’m sure they existJump to post
And it looks like AI's flight has punched open the proverbial stable doors. Now SQ is also reported to be eyeing flights to Israel overflying Saudi: https://www.nasdaq.com/article/israel-says-singapore-airlines-eyes-tel-aviv-flights-over-saudi-20180322-00958 R It would be perfect for Scoot , all th...Jump to post
And the winner is Dublin, flights start March 2019 Because of the ADP situation obviously Considering that you state ''obviously'' I suggest that you get it right as it's, APD as in Air Passenger Duty NOT ADP! BTW ADP is not a situation it's a fact of life and it hasn't really affected the ever inc...Jump to post
Great news, Norwegian should open a proper hub at Dublin , perfect spot for them I agree. Plenty of transatlantic flights from Dublin, but they lack connections further into Europe. Dublin is a dead end. However you can of course always self-transfer in Dublin, plenty of flights on other carriers f...Jump to post
And the winner is Dublin, flights start March 2019
Because of the ADP situation obviously
Those fares don’t look that cheapJump to post
There you go ... London is effectively the centre of the worldJump to post
Chongqing is probably the largest city on the planet but bjs is a much busier airportJump to post