Must have been a disaster for the FIS. The FIS on Airside 4 often gets so backed up that they have to hold pax on the aircraft until space comes open. Terminal C and the expanded/renovated FIS on Airside 4 can't come soon enough. You can add 2 LATAM, 2 BA, 2 Norwegian, and 3 Thomas Cook to that. Th...Jump to post
6 747-400's all at the same time yesterday...Hail to the Queen! G-VAST: 2:05PM-6:08PM MAN-MCO-LGW 4hrs 3min G-VLIP: 3:06PM-6:46PM LGW-MCO-MAN 3hrs 40min G-VROM: 4:45PM-7:46PM MAN-MCO-GLA 3hrs 1min G-VXLG: 4:46PM-8:17PM LGW-MCO-MAN 3hrs 31min G-VROS: 5:20PM-8:10PM GLA-MCO-LGW 2hrs 50min D-ABVO: 5:50...Jump to post
You guys are overcomplicating this.
787 has better performance.
A330neo is cheaper.
What is the likeness of EY being bought by EK? Then a high-speed train link between DOH and DXB so DOH becomes what BA @ LGW is to BA @ LHR (= DXB), with only all those air-routes DOH still have the critical mass to support plus a few complementary relief/complementary DXB hub routes. BA LGW is not...Jump to post
Interesting times ahead...
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-norw ... SKBN1HJ1A3
ericm2031 wrote:NameOmitted wrote:$4.9 billion?
With a "b?"
How long of a line is this?
Seriously, the high speed rail line is set to be something like $10 billion.
More like $100 billion according to most recent estimates and that's still optimistic.
QR is not in any danger. People who think the blockade is still hurting QR are probably the same people who think QR stopped flying when it hit. It has been almost one year since the blockade and QR has bounced back with tons of new destinations and explosive growth. EY very much is in trouble, but ...Jump to post
EK has 100 A380's. India matters, but it is a drop in the bucket for EK. If India were to disappear from the map tomorrow, it would be a headache for EK, but nowhere near the disastrous long-term problem you make it out to be. Let's assume all EK flights to India equal 10 A380's, you still have 90 A...Jump to post
None of these will join an alliance because JV's are new alliances. I hate to be the one to say it because I myself wished they did, but the reality is, JV's allow you to work with both friends and enemies without "burning bridges" and that flexibility is an invaluable asset in this busine...Jump to post
Id love to see other airlines besides the AC/UA/AI to North America. How can one alliance be the sole provider of services between the 2nd most populous country and all of north america Well it is, and has been for the better part of the last decade. Not sure why you're surprised, nothing has chang...Jump to post
TWA772LR wrote:For IAH, if this were 13 years ago I'd say PIA, but we don't really have that many distinct carriers, aside from the Antonov operators.
Hardly a unique equipment type, but I can't help getting excited every time I see WK's A333 touch down at my home airport of TPA after the long haul from ZRH. That livery! Somehow, the exoticism of this airline and route still tickles me after years of service, even if it's not a particularly signi...Jump to post
Except that most CO ac got full repaints during the merger time. There was no cost benefit at all. Another anet myth to try to find some justification for the awful livery. The fact of the matter is that $misek chose the livery by himself and did what he wanted. THANK YOU! :checkmark: That said, I ...Jump to post
AA and Africa means MIA-JNB, which, given the right aircraft, could absolutely work out for AA. But the 787-9 hot and high performance is not sufficient for JNB-MIA. The 280 tonne A350-900 could do it though. ATL-JNB is at the ragged edge of the 777-200LR. MIA-JNB is shorter, but not by much. The 7...Jump to post
New livery from scratch? Not gonna happen. If you havent figured it out, the 'dreamliner' livery is basically the new revised livery. Were putting it on the new 737 Max. Not entire sure why we didn't put it on the 77W? We currently have an A320 in the paint shop getting ready for the revised livery...Jump to post
the MAXwave: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DaIxZYqX0AUwl0i.jpg:large pic from @airlinegeeks twitter feed I know I'm probably in the minority on this, but I think the wave looks sharp. I don't think that's a minority opinion, most people I know like it. It should be noted that this is not the same wav...Jump to post
http://boeing.mediaroom.com/2018-04-06-Boeing-American-Airlines-Sign-Major-Order-for-47-787-Dreamliners Interesting how the press release made reference to AA accepting the first delivery of a DC-10 in 1971. I get that Boeing acquired McDonnell Douglas within the past 10-15 years, but did Boeing ha...Jump to post
I'm amazed that people here are suggesting that DL would drop prices to compete. ATL makes its money on connections and can charge a premium for pax connecting through because it's not competing for the local market with ULCC's as that's not their bread and butter. Why would DL drop their prices for...Jump to post
I was listening to the Reagan National Airport ATC this morning and I'm pretty sure I heard Sullenberger piloting Delta 1464 the return flight Delta 1995. Am I crazy or was that actually him? Yes, he’s retired. (I believe he never flew commercially again after the accident) And he flew for US Airwa...Jump to post
NateGreat wrote:So, will CLT and PHL finally get some 787s?
Please update the title to reflect that the MAX has received the updated wavy livery.Jump to post
I cannot figure out for the life of me if they were actually stupid enough to render this on a plane they don't have or if they actually intend to get A380's. With the recent timing of HiFly and no obvious takers, if it's a coincidence, it's a really well timed one. I didn't really think about that ...Jump to post
From another forum, someone has posted that when celebrating EY's 10th anniversary of flying to China, EY Asia Pacific VP revealed that they were talking to Star Alliance. In my mind no doubt SQ and UA among others would veto but perhaps it depends on what EY are willing to give up. The most ironic...Jump to post
Going after one guy who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time isn't just beating a dead horse, it's idiotic and makes no sense. You just lost all credibility here. I've read much about this investigation and there were certainly criminal mistakes made. This guy wasn't a victim of circ...Jump to post
Scapegoat? Yeah, that's exactly what I was thinking. Sometimes, they just want to prosecute someone for the sake of prosecuting someone in the name of "accountability" when there's no single person who can actually be held accountable. I hate to say it, but there's no silver bullet here. ...Jump to post
The FBI has put up a $10,000 reward and has renewed the search 22 years after the horrible fire and crash of Valujet Flight 592, for a fugitive mechanic for SaberTech, the company that obscenely mishandled the packaging of O2 Generators that caused that loss. It is possible that the mechanic, Ociel...Jump to post
Etihad Airways seem to be in a bit of trouble. Their investments in Alitalia and Air Berlin have come back to bite them and their attempt to create an 'equity alliance' seems to have ended in failure. Their new terminal is expected to open in Q4 2019. EY seems to be in shrink mode, but what new des...Jump to post
Captain77W wrote:[twoid][/twoid]neomax wrote:Captain77W wrote:Phew! A senior engineer at PIA has denied that this is the official livery , it will be a eurowhite with stickers on the tail
Unfortunately that was not true
Drove past it today, tragic loss of life. My sincere condolences to the student and instructor's families.Jump to post
The flag looks like it's being cut with a scythe That was my thought too...is it a traditional Pakistani sword or something?? Nope lol In case anyone wondered how such a horrendous livery came to exist, this is what happens when you create an open contest to let anyone enter their submission and de...Jump to post
According to this tweet , this is the new livery of Pakistan International Airlines , which is expected to be revealed by the end of this month. Note:The source also mentions that there is a 5% chance that this may not be the final design. So what do the People of this forum think ? Is it any good ...Jump to post
dtw2hyd wrote:The US imposing tariffs on Chinese made aviation components and China imposing tariffs on US-made planes. It may be a wash for US-China trade. Everyone else pays more???
All over the place, eh? I can think of another airline that essentially runs everything from 19 seaters to almost 500 seaters in every geography, with stage lengths ranging from 40 miles to 7,300 miles, 2-3 cabins, not to mention a high density so called low cost carrier, doing so with a considerab...Jump to post
If anything isn't Ramadan peak travel season as many people are flying all over to connect with Friends/Family ? No, it's the lowest. The peak travel season would be for Eid, the celebration of 3 to 4 consecutive days after the fasting period. This Eid is called Eid-ul-Fitr. (4 to 5 consecutive day...Jump to post
In case you have forgotten, AF served MCO about 6 years ago. You'll probably see DL on the route. I do remember as a matter of fact, and also remember being incredibly disappointed when they discontinued it. The 77W is a lot plane for MCO-CDG, but they should've downgauged it instead of pulling it ...Jump to post
What exactly is Delta's take on the Virgin Atlantic-Virgin America-Alaska situation? Technically Virgin Atlantic has no say in that situation, but Delta does and they have been pulling a lot of the strings at VS, one of which was launching VS on SEA to indirectly compete with AS partners. On top of ...Jump to post