A few weekly flights to BOD wouldn't do any harmJump to post
What I would rather like them to do is to try to make Pudong more attractive for it to compete better with Hongqiao in the eyes of the public (expanding the Maglev line to the west bank? building freight lines that go directly to the logistics zone through the port?). My thoughts exactly, the magle...Jump to post
I am surprised that Qatar are flying the A380 here ... Me too - for 1x A380, they could've done 2x 788's or 2 332's instead, and offered a superior schedule. PER doesn't strike me as having sufficient i) premium demand (like SYD) or ii) bulk masses demand (like BKK) to warrant the 388 from QR. Perh...Jump to post
Looks like an Ikea... at least Ikea has couches...Jump to post
Minor news but seems like flight numbers for KE have changed starting today.
KE 902 CDG-ICN became KE 910
KE 901 ICN-CDG became KE 909
KE 5902 CDG-ICN became KE 5910 (AF codeshare)
KE 5901 ICN-CDG became KE 5909 (AF codeshare).
Could this mean KE is planning new service to Europe ?
I think there used to be KE A380 service to ATL a while back, and considering that now DL owns a route to ICN, it's been cut down, and the two JV. Aside from EK benefiting on their monopoly, this mighty beluga is that large and long distance hub to hub machine. The A380 was removed when relations b...Jump to post
How are they even funding this ? Do they have any assets to leverage ? And where the hell will they put them, Navi Mumbai is faaar awayJump to post
SFOA380 wrote:Also amazing that the entirety of service to 2nd tier cities is only slightly more than PEK-LAX. WOW!
KLDC10 wrote:Go for it. You'll receive the same service, albeit in a smaller cabin (which is a nicer experience to begin with). The crew downstairs don't serve the upper deck - there a dedicated FAs for that. It's quieter upstairs too.
(even with the loss of KTX service from ICN https://kojects.com/2018/06/10/incheon-airport-ktx-suspended/). To be fair it wasn't that practical anyway, ICN bound trains would stop at Seoul station and Geomam forever. It was quicker (and marginally cheaper) to get off, check-in luggage and all then ...Jump to post
Definitely not. People don't realize how huge ATL-ICN is from an O&D perspective. ATL is the 5th largest US-Korea O&D market. Only LAX, NYC, HNL, and SFO are larger. ICN is ATL's single largest international O&D market (not LHR, not even CUN or YYZ). Much of this traffic originates from...Jump to post
zakuivcustom wrote:UA never really bother with ICN.
UPlog wrote:p.s. - how much longer till the remaining few tag flights (SIN+MNL?) are gone also in favor of KE?
AF used to send A380s to DXB about 5 years ago, then downgauged to a 777-200er. It has since gone to a 77W.Jump to post
SAA’s eventual fleet replacement will be an A330NEO/A350 fleet or a B787-8/9/10. (maybe with a few B777x’s). This will have to be decided sooner rather than later I have serious doubts about the 787 at SAA. Hot&high conditions at JNB just don't mix well with the 787, especially if then intend o...Jump to post
Besides geography, we're talking about 2 OW flights from BOS vs. 1xEK, 1xQR, 2xHU With QR the OW counter goes up to 3 (just nitpicking) And I'll add one more thought. If DL/KE are not careful SQ who have already announced that they are terminating ICN-LAX, could preempt them both by moving the rout...Jump to post
I remember back when ICN wasn't open yet, GMP wasn't very big and I recall being bussed to 747s.Jump to post
Getting a dozen or so widebodies could give VA enough o an international footprint to make joining an alliance worthwhile. NRT, HKG, SIN, LAX, JNB, PVG, PEK, ICN from SYD, MEL and maybe even BNE. (Yes I know 15 won't be enough for all of them) But of course that would imply quite a few changes such ...Jump to post
ODwyerPW wrote:...producing next generation Aircraft for the 9pax, 19pax, 30pax and 50pax space. Lots of feeder routes worldwide that could benefit...
Privatization would make sense if the 2 airports were stagnant. But in recent years ORY has changed beyond recognition with new wings in both terminals, rebuilding the aprons, bridges here and there. Now they only need to lift the movement cap or at least alleviate it to take into account jet noise ...Jump to post
My initial thought was SIN. The A380 could be swapped out as this could easily be deployed on US routes but from how I understand is that the A380 flight to SIN is very popular. Perhaps 3 daily LHR-SIN but that may be too much. Plus I think the SIN-MEL market is pretty saturated now, especially wit...Jump to post
I do find it odd that’s the A359 is also getting a regional config - is that not a waste of a long haul aircrafts capability? 787-10 makes sense, but 359 confuses me Some routes just don't justify having a 787-10 on it and the A330s are on their way out so this is a way for them to streamline their...Jump to post
First Shanghai Airlines Boeing 787-9 B-1111 rolls out from paint shop. B-1111 will become the 100th aircraft of the airline. Note that the aircraft features the 737MAX version of the livery (curves end before nose). https://wx2.sinaimg.cn/mw690/7363c23ely1frqvrwv4t6j21kw11v7wi.jpg https://wx1.sinai...Jump to post
Lets say DL uses 77Ls on this route, realistically how would DL launch this from JFK, if it goes daily they would need to commit 2 77Ls to JFK, not too sure DL would do that. Does DTW have any 77Ls ? If not I see only ATL getting this route, unless they decide on a ATL-BOM-JFK-BOM-ATL for example. M...Jump to post
So I have to take a quick trip to Singapore from Paris and had a few questions regarding the equipment used. I was thinking of taking the scenic route and going through PVG. Is China Eastern's longhaul soft product any good ? I know the hard product on the 77W is pretty solid. If not I'll just fly A...Jump to post
It's not that uncommon, United isn't the only airline doing a "flight" by bus. We have a similar example here in the Netherlands where KLM serves Eindhoven and Maastricht by bus. This bus also has a flight number. For example if you search for flights between Eindhoven and New York, KLM p...Jump to post
Next step 100m wingspan A380s and 747s with folding wingtips AND winglets for that much more efficiency ! The true 787 killers !Jump to post
Only thing LAX might regret is not being able to realign the two northern runways and add a taxiway between them.Jump to post
A332 are planned to be refurbished soon so they aren't going anywhere for now. That is good news. Is the plan to fit them with the Premium Economy and Business seats that AF is using on the 789s? Premium econ will indeed be the same as 789s. Business however will be the Equinox 2D seat, so a 2-2-2 ...Jump to post
A332 are planned to be refurbished soon so they aren't going anywhere for now.Jump to post
You'd think SQ would have thought this through considering the time it took them to get these... they even got the 2 - 2 - 2 window config on the upper decj done specifically for this setup. Lets hope they can fix this hastle free.Jump to post
Also the expectation that much of the demand will be from legacy carriers on existing A380 routes from Europe to US. That means for one or more of BA, AF or LH, although I did wonder about IAG experimenting on, say, MAD - MEX for IB. This would allow AF and BA to test the waters for more A380 ops. ...Jump to post
https://e.vnexpress.net/news/news/vietnam-to-use-french-consulting-firm-s-plan-to-expand-largest-airport-3729242.html Seems like SGN will be expanded to bridge the gap until the opening of Long Thanh Airport. According to the video in the article, this will allow for much more contact gates and will...Jump to post