Any bets on when they EK/ EY merger is announced? While I don't doubt its probability, would EK really want it? They encapsulate streamlined fleets really nice, with just the 77L, 77W and A388. I know they could return some leased A/C to streamline a merged fleet, and that the 787s would come in ha...Jump to post
According to an Exclusive from Alex Macheras, a very credible source in the industry, Etihad are to cancel some of their order for over 60 Airbus A350s. In what is set to be the latest and largest cut at the Abu Dhabi airline, and after talks with six credible sources, I can now exclusively reveal t...Jump to post
Good. All airlines should be doing this. Why? I don't see how united can legally stop them. The people are getting less than they paid for not more. Plus if UA deems the price profitable, all the pax does by not turning up is saves the airline money on fuel and weight that the airline no longer nee...Jump to post
Haven't flown on a 787 yet, but I would be very unhappy if I paid for a window seat only for someone to decide that I shouldn't be able to enjoy the views. That's the point of the 787, you still can. On a 787 flight with VS I dimmed the window all the way down, and while it goes exceptionally dark ...Jump to post
Gregd75 wrote:I just never understood why BA hasn’t made MEX daily
I think there's a few ways to break it down. 1. First and foremost BA don't actually have that many aircraft on order. With 22 A319s, 36 747s, 5 767s and 3 777's going in the next 7 years, 69 aircraft on order isn't hugely ambitious growth wise. 2. While LHR doesn't have loads of room for growth, t...Jump to post
I think there's a few ways to break it down. 1. First and foremost BA don't actually have that many aircraft on order. With 22 A319s, 36 747s, 5 767s and 3 777's going in the next 7 years, 69 aircraft on order isn't hugely ambitious growth wise. 2. While LHR doesn't have loads of room for growth, th...Jump to post
The plan seems to be working so far for HiFly There was talk originally that they planned to acquire 2 A380s - any news on that? I've always wondered why airlines have not densified their A380's to their max capacity to around 900 pax ? There's a couple of reasons. For example, most premium airline...Jump to post
No better way for JAL to succeed than to have ANA take on a high level of debt flying expensive and loss making aircraft So you are claiming that those 3 A380s will be loss-making for ANA? They must have been very desperate to make such a “terrible, terrible, bad deal” (TM orangeman) to please Airb...Jump to post
It's a shame to see the consequences of gross-mismanagement of such a large airline. I could be wrong, but I feel Etihad have missed a HUGE opportunity by not boosting feed to their AUH hub using narrow bodies and small wide-bodies to serve long and thin markets nonviable for EK due to all Widebody ...Jump to post
I'm curious how confident their fleet planning group can be given the lack of any idea of what the post Brexit environment will look like. Smaller orders sure, but a big order suggests you have some confidence of how things will look. It won't make a sod of difference. Maybe I'm drastically wrong, ...Jump to post
Which families/kids don't have their own phones/tablets Cheap android tablets about $100 eg. Lenovo The 10yo IFE on planes. Eg 4" Rockwell Collins that Qantas still has on 3 aircraft is embarrassing. That's not the point, though. Tablets could be a dollar and it still wouldn't alleviate the ha...Jump to post
parapente wrote:What does it seat 230ish?
Btw yup looks v good.
I wonder whether they will buy any more or just stick to the 30. I'd guess they'll convert some of the 320neo's over or to the 321neo or increase their total orders for the type(s), especially as Manchester continues to grow at a tremendous rate, and Gatwick starts to become more slot restricted. T...Jump to post
After skimming through The Points Guy the other day I noticed interior pictures of easyJet's new A321neo show the aircraft with the same seats as their newer A320s and A320neo aircraft, but with leather coverings, ditching the somewhat garish orange-accented prior fabric design. I know this is only ...Jump to post
calling in sick during "critical periods," which include three of the busiest travel times of the year: the Fourth of July (July 1 to 7), Thanksgiving (from the Wednesday before Thanksgiving to the Sunday after), and Christmas/New Year's Day (Dec. 22 to Jan. 3). I think this is utterly ab...Jump to post
Pan Am did not update their 707s with the wide body look cabins. American did. Not sure about TWA. TWA did not. When the F/C lounges were replaced, they installed a "carry on luggage rack" and a galley work table just aft of the L-1 door. Below, the top seat map was the -331 Turbojet, the...Jump to post
Why does Virgin Atlantic split the upper deck on the 747 between coach and premium? From a passengers perspective, it seems like it would make more sense to have the whole upper deck premium and maybe lose a few premium seats on the main deck for coach. It comes down to the markets their 747 fleet ...Jump to post
My money's on VS, they're having issues with how tight their fleet utilization is, and could fill A380s to MCO and possibly CUN. The big question though, is how do you sell the extra seats available in such a short period. I fully agree on VS. Will VS be able, though, to fill all the F and J seats ...Jump to post
HiFly has announced that the first wet-lease contract is indeed for an European customer. Their A380 will operate long-haul sectors this summer period, but with a possible extension. The name of the customer hasn't been announced. https://newsroom.aviator.aero/hi-fly-agreed-the-first-wet-lease-cont...Jump to post
JWKIII wrote:I am not 100% familiar with the slot situation at LGW, but as far as I understand most of Virgin's leisure destinations depart from LGW, not LHR.
VS (run out of slots in LHR) for their golden flights to NYC. or TK, testing the water before making a decision as they will moving to new airport soon and has been interested in 380 for a long time Spot on with my guesses, VS are fairly protective over their high-quality hard-product, however they...Jump to post
Personally I am now hoping for a hard very disorderly brexit, you want it have it and enjoy it. Theres no talking to you guys logically about brexit you are going to have to live it, so live it. Who said I wanted a hard, disorderly Brexit? When you say 'you guys', you're talking about 17.4 million ...Jump to post
zjbk757 wrote:Anyone that used their UK operation as their EU HQ will have no choice but to leave.
You seem to contend that the country didnt care if Airbus, Toyota, Nissan, Honda, ESA leave the UK, thats clearly not true a lot of brexiters are scared for their jobs, they were lied to and told that the companies wouldn't leave. To date, which companies have actually left? To date has the UK actu...Jump to post
BoeingVista wrote:You seem to contend that the country didnt care if Airbus, Toyota, Nissan, Honda, ESA leave the UK, thats clearly not true a lot of brexiters are scared for their jobs, they were lied to and told that the companies wouldn't leave.
Just noticed that easyJet's first A321neo is equipped with leather seats, unlike any other easyJet aircraft (apart from leased ex-AB A320s). Will these be used on other new aircraft delivered as well or is this exclusively for the A321? I hope they've made other changes to the cabin, would be nice ...Jump to post
Almost all airlines that have ordered the A220 and also have A320 family aircraft on order, have chosen P&W engines for the latter. This includes JetBlue, Delta, Korean, Swiss. EgyptAir is an exception. I think Airbus should consider offering engine choice on the A220 family as well. The LEAP 1...Jump to post
Not a big surprise. B6 was the carrier where Airbus had the edge with the CSeries. It does illustrate a problem with having the A220 compete against the A320. Airbus may have gained in A220 orders, but now they've lost A320 orders. It's tough to compete against yourself. The alternative, don't comp...Jump to post
Airbus has made their short to mid-term strategy very clear. IMHO, anyone hoping for an A220-500 any time soon is going to be disappointed. http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b101/scbriml/Airbus%20SA.jpg I can see a -500 existing once/if the A220-100 and -300 models get a very strong foothold. Other...Jump to post
CS300/A220-300 is basically the replacement for A319neo. A320neo might be affected if they introduce a A220-500 But even then I see airlines with pre existing A220 fleets going for the -500, and airlines who want commonality with the larger A321neo selecting A320neos. I don't see it as a huge issue...Jump to post
But as everyone points out, from where would the slots come? From where would the gates come? Having only recently moved to T3 to co-locate with VS, would DL want to move back to T4?. I can't see this happening at all. It kills any efficient connections between the 2 airlines. I meant both VS and D...Jump to post
As for the 797, it will be a miracle from God if DL actually orders it. I know DL says they are interested, but I won't count on it. That’s why the DL CEO is on record stating that DL might be the launch customer. I most certainly would count on it. You can't always trust what they say. DL said the...Jump to post
vhtje wrote:But as everyone points out, from where would the slots come? From where would the gates come? Having only recently moved to T3 to co-locate with VS, would DL want to move back to T4?.
How is Virgin Manchester operations? I think it's fair to say the picture is mixed. On the one hand, the seat capacity continues to increase reasonably quickly on a year to year basis. They continue to open new routes (LAX) and increase frequencies to existing ones (LAS, BOS). There is a partnershi...Jump to post
I'd be shocked if British Airways don't order 8 or 10 more, to say the plane is "perfect" for their operations tells you everything you need to know. I bet it kills BA having 747 and 77W's full with little wiggle room for increasing frequencies...Jump to post
You've got to give it to Delta, they just keep making moves that seem so consumer-oriented. It's amazing to see an airline that's making moves to increase passenger comfort, rather than degrade it, and cut costs *cough* BA *cough* Whether it's retaining IFE, outfitting short haul cabins to a really...Jump to post
You've got to give it to Delta, they just keep making moves that seem so consumer-oriented. It's amazing to see an airline that's making moves to increase passenger comfort, rather than degrade it, and cut costs *cough* BA *cough* BA was one of the last airlines to decide to make the change to 10 a...Jump to post
You've got to give it to Delta, they just keep making moves that seem so consumer-oriented. It's amazing to see an airline that's making moves to increase passenger comfort, rather than degrade it, and cut costs *cough* BA *cough* Whether it's retaining IFE, outfitting short haul cabins to a really ...Jump to post
Very disappointing to continue to see the continued shrinking of the VS map. SYD, CUN, CPT, now DXB. Don't forget TYO too. Cheers, C. I can;t decide whether I agree with the above or not. The map may be shrinking, but the fleet is actually growing. VS has seemed like an airline lacking direction at...Jump to post
I think he is talking out his arse. Boeing isn't exactly sitting around waiting for DL and the 787 is a prime example. They have only sold what 500 and have another 700 on order and DL isn't one of them. He can talk all he wants, but until he puts up some green cash, its all talk. Besides, if I rec...Jump to post
Everyone seems to be discussing the idea of a BA franchise, and I just don't get it. BA already have plenty of UK feed into LHR, which is where they clearly concentrate most of their traffic. Flybe struggles to compete with TUI & MT on holiday/leisure routes, and struggles to compete with U2 &am...Jump to post
Or are other options existing for freight operators? Factory & converted 777F's seem to killing it tbh in terms of big freighters. Not as good as the 747 at oversized cargo, with no front door loading, but aside from that they seem to be the pick... Converted 777Fs? Where? Show your work. viewt...Jump to post
aristoenigma wrote:Or are other options existing for freight operators?
Boeing clearly had nothing to compete with the A321neo and that's been tough to watch. Simply put, they had few options at the time of the MAX launch, and that is rooted in decisions made decades before. As much as you or I or anyone else wanted to will it to happen, Boeing wasn't going to be able ...Jump to post