Some sort of Air Europa feed partnership going on at the momment, that's the closest they have got. I can't see it happening in the near term. But if they ordered the standard MAX8 in the future they could touch east coast USA from Ireland. They could do it with the current pilot pool and if it didn...Jump to post
If the BA 787-10s don't have crew bunks like rumored above, they will not be able to fly a lot of the long haul network even if the plane is capable. They would be able to fly anywhere where the current G-VII* +RAES) series of 777s fly as these don't have crew bunks either.[/quote] 90% of the time ...Jump to post
My point is the 78J is not as range limited as many seem to think. LHR to anywhere in North America is easily done. I believe the 6000nm number with full pax and bags is legitimate. Would 6000nm missions be optimal..... No, I think the 78J sweet spot for range is 3000-5000 nm. But much like EK, I t...Jump to post
I might be repeating rubbish gossip, but a captain told me that they were coming without bunks If that is true they won't go to South America or California and probably not Texas either. If that's the case, that probably rules out anything further away than about the flying time of about LHR-ORD. I...Jump to post
While this is a fantastic day for Aviation and as synical as this sounds, the real truimph day will be when SYD-LHR is flown non-stop.Jump to post
- top of Burj Khalifa - Wild waddy water park is good if you're travelling with family. - So is the Atlantis of the Palm water park - Dune safari is really good - Plenty of shopping potential. Malls are worth taking a look around. Giant fish tank at the bottom of the Burj Khalifa mall is impressive....Jump to post
Plus, had VS committed to the A380 instead of cancelling them, here's clearly one route that would have been ideal for it. It makes no sense for VS to have A380s. They should have never been ordered in the first place. Agreed. They would have very little to feed to fill them and no obvious point to...Jump to post
There was a crew change as stated.
While this was extremely sad, Emirates did the right thing by operating the return flight.
UA will not order the A321NEO for TATL. No cargo on TATL with A321LR. At all. See Leeham analysis. There is a reason they are flying their 763s and 757s until their wings fall off. And buying 763s in the used market when they are available. But Amazon is seriously crimping this approach. Something ...Jump to post
With Qatar in talks with AA, it could be a Qatar A-380 to DFW. Afterall, the Arab embargo is hurting Qatar. A partnership with AA is a win-win situation. That probably Wouldn't happen. Qatars A380 isn't part of the business/marketing model like Emirates so no need to fly it to every destination und...Jump to post
qf789 wrote:Boeing Press Release confirming Turkish 789 order 25 firm + 5 options
http://boeing.mediaroom.com/2018-03-12- ... reamliners
IMO, BA's current A380 configuration is too premium heavy for PHX. The only way I can see it, is if they go ahead with additional A380s and put a less premium heavy cabin in them. Unlikely, but never say never! I believe F seats are the same, but J seats are pretty much double. The A380's are bound...Jump to post
CrawleyBen wrote:Airlineroute.net tweeted today that Tinajin Airlines, Xian-Tianjin-London (Gatwick) route is now going to operate to/from London Heathrow instead as of May 2018.
Twice weekly with A330-200 aircraft.
I think these upcoming second hand 77W's are an ex EK jet, maybe EBB, EBC, EBI. Supposed to be TAM jets. Maybe correct, LATAM will phased out the 77W soon and replaced by 787/A350 on that year as well. I bet the next second hand 3 77W should be an ex LATAM or EK jets (3 class configuration). A BA i...Jump to post
As recently as late November the 3 772 non-ER planes, being the ones delivered in 1995, 1996, and 1997 were due to be replaced by second hand 77Ws by 2020. Has this now changed then? According to public statements by IAG/BA it is some but not all of the 772-ERs that are being re-seated. These date ...Jump to post
Of the 18 remaining unrefurbished 747s, three are retiring in the next year, and the remaining 15 are being refurbished starting this month, with new IFE being fitted from August (only 9 have been approved for new IFE so far). Unless the plan has changed, this was the case a few weeks ago. Long ove...Jump to post
So just looking around I see that BA will be letting all the 747 go by 2024ish I wounder what we will see in PHX then? My guess is the 787-10 but I would love to see the 772/3 What do you all think? Maybe the 772 will be retired as well, so I bet we'll only see the 787 or the upcoming A350 in PHX s...Jump to post
It's a while off yet. A350 or 77W is most likley at first glance.
I also imagine PHX will be dropped as a 747 route before the retirement finally happens. All the aircraft left in a few years will be super High J which are more configured for JFK, US East coast, LAX etc. in mind.
Wow. This could be a HUGE diplomatic victory for Trump. I doubt that this will have any long term success for the US. Trump, believing that he is going there as Negotiator The Great, and will get bent out of shape when Kim plays him like a cheap fiddle. Trump will probably act like a 15 year old wi...Jump to post
Development of LHR sure is slow. The design work on T5 started in 1989 while the terminal opened in 2008. That terminal could just have just as easily been built at a brand new airport with 3 or 4 runways operational with room for more by the time the airport could start passenger service. One bad ...Jump to post
I find up to 3 daily very ambitious...how often does a 7 hour route get launched with a schedule like that?Jump to post
As all the land is owned by Heathrow Airport, no one will build anything on the site without Heathrow consent. The public consultation for the build of T5 itself cost £1bn before a brick was laid. So no new (additional) terminals will be built by anyone before 3rd Runway decision is final, one way ...Jump to post
Antarius wrote:HIA350 wrote:the a330 neo is not dead "as some have speculated"
The 330 neo was never dead. The 338 neo likely is.
The issue is people read about HA cancelling and applied that logic to the whole type.
I would of thought at least 1 would end up in a museum.Jump to post
Honestly the A380 program was dead from the start! the only airline that's able to make it work is EK. What a completely ridiculous comment. The A380 story is a long, long way from being over yet. I know the A380 is the central catalyst for a lot of prejudiced transatlantic opinion; but from a pass...Jump to post
TC957 wrote:I can see EY and EK lobbying their governments to have this blockade maintained. They must be happy seeing it bleed QR like this.
scbriml wrote:Economy Delight presumably includes a happy ending?
The A380 would of worked for VS back in the days of Bermuda II... however once LHR was opened up the order was dead.... Just look how LHR capacity has dropped since Bermuda II was scrapped.... 744 and 346 replaced with smaller right sized 787/330's. It does cross my mind if Branson ever intended to...Jump to post
HKG third runway will probably be completed before Airbus start to consider making any A380 stretch After the 3rd runway is built the other two runways will be closed one at a time for runway and taxiway upgrades, it will be some time (best part time of 10 years) before the 3 runways are fullly ope...Jump to post
questions wrote:Would BA have been better off with the 748 vs the A380?
SQ789 wrote:Maybe need to ordered up to 10 more A380's as soon as possible to served cities like GRU, NRT, ICN, KUL etc.
No. The current bilateral agreement between Canada and the UAE allows only 6 flights a week for each country. 3 are currently being flown by Emirates and 3 by Etihad on the UAE side, and 3 by Air Canada on the Canadian side. The only unused authorization between the two countries is the 3 not being...Jump to post
Once they get the Boeing 787-9, that's highly possible. :smile: Is Flydubai allowed to launch flights to Other Canadian cities if they lease planes from Emirates or any other company? No. The current bilateral agreement between Canada and the UAE allows only 6 flights a week for each country. 3 are...Jump to post
I think A380's new or used at BA are inevitable. Walsh is clearly happen with the plane but it may even be a few years until they get them, possibly when Emirates retires it's first RR birds, unless Airbus can get the price down. It seems to me the ball is in the Airbus court, but I can understand i...Jump to post
I don't think the A400 wings and Chinese A320 wings are though, I may be wrong. A400M : everything in the UK. http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/release/3/66963/production-begins-of-first-a400m-wing-%28feb-27%29.html A320 wings for china are local produce: https://www.flightglobal.com/n...Jump to post
If it happened it certainly would of been reported/found out, no way you could of covered that up in 2007.
I think you can hear the shudder after 7:22 in this video.
L0VE2FLY wrote:Bongodog1964 wrote:in all likelihood the only economic way for Airbus to scale back its UK operation would be to award the design/build of wings for future models to other Countries
Are all Airbus wings made in the UK?
Tom Enders said a week or two back Airbus is committed to the UK.
https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.bloo ... -long-time
This is typical company lobbying, they all do it all the time and people take it for gospel.
Mad Merkel kept AB flying just long enough for the election to take place. It wouldn't look good for her to have stranded families around Europe in the summer holidays. It's been five years since the dodgy post office deal which kept Alitalia going and it seems to have received money in addition to...Jump to post
I think it will be pretty easy to sign an open skies deal with the US. I think the US got a lot more out of the EU-US agreement considering DL/CO all gained acessed to Heathrow. "It will hit the operating rights of British Airways and Virgin Atlantic" I think you're forgetting that there's...Jump to post