at this point who doesnt want it? The 797 will be the best-selling airplane ever built. Every man, woman, child, and their dog will want one and it will be the most successful plane since the Wright Flyer took off at Kitty Hawk. Airlines are gonna want more 797's than sharks want blood. In all seri...Jump to post
I was recently wondering, during big events in the DC area, such as an inauguration for instance, are planes allowed to land at DCA? I've never seen any pics of DC during large events as taken from a plane on approach to DCA, but you can definitely hear planes landing close in the background in vide...Jump to post
It's a testament to how far BA has fallen. Even if BA still makes more money, there was a time not that long ago where the thought of somebody outdoing BA at their own game, NYC to LON was ridiculous because it was BA and they were the kings. Even Pan Am had its time, but the future belongs to DY.Jump to post
I don't know if it's just me, but it seems like whenever you want to fly within the continental US along the east coast and especially to/from FL, there are at least a few options involving a connection in SJU. Puerto Rico is a good distance just from FL and would be a massive backtrack even in the ...Jump to post
Appears that a jetbridge has collapsed at ISB. Unclear as to what caused it, but one person has been injured.
https://propakistani.pk/2018/10/09/pass ... dium=notif
I don't think this is realistic at all, that said, there is no way that it displaces more than a few thousand people at best. NY is big but its not that big. Some of the estimates on here about tens of thousands or 100K people are ridiculous and borderline absurd.Jump to post
I wonder if maybe what ends up happening is that with updated security at the new ISB airport, PK is permitted to go nonstop to JFK, but only from ISB which meets the security requirements. Whether LHE and KHI resume JFK as well is a different story, but in my opinion, even if the latter two don't y...Jump to post
SQ789 wrote:DolphinAir747 wrote:CX from HKG or BKK?
Could be nonstop
Doesn't surprise me at all, by movements, ORD has always looked and felt busier than ATL, so it was only a matter of time before the numbers caught up.Jump to post
Protocols set forward from 9/11 are more streamlined across the countries these days. A fighter escort is anything but overkill. Outside of the cabin, no one really knows whats going on inside that tube at 35,000ft. The pilots would also be slowly getting information as FA's would have their hands ...Jump to post
All I know is that on a WN 737, if I drop something on the floor by my feet, I can bend over and pick it up. On an AA 737 in either configuration, it is impossible to do. I have to slide to the adjacent seen to be able to get down to the floor. This is by far the best description I’ve heard. Agree ...Jump to post
Pakistan should work on becoming Category 1. Then, take advantage of the new ISB airport and utilize it as the primary hub for the airline. I think a daily ISB-JFK and 4x weekly ISB-IAD, ISB-ORD are U.S. routes that could potentially work PIA can choose to operate some key destinations from LHE and...Jump to post
To be honest, it's probably best if AZ didn't fail. People on here take airline collapses way too lightly; they're gigantic companies that have routes to all kinds of places which requires tons of agreements and paperwork worth years in one of the most heavily regulated and difficult industries in w...Jump to post
As is mentioned above, a merger is the literal opposite of a complete failure, and at least half of the ones mentioned are mergers. Kingfisher is a good example of one of the biggest airline failures of all time. The founder Vijay Mallya, once known as the "King of Good Times" has now fled...Jump to post
The World Court ordered the United States on Wednesday to ensure that sanctions against Iran do not impact humanitarian aid or civil aviation safety. This has nothing to do with allowing Iran air to fly more routes or buy more airplanes. It allows Iran to continue to buy parts on the open market to...Jump to post
Was CX ever interested in connecting North America traffic to KHI across the Pacific back when it operated this flight? Might try this flight if it comes to be, but if targets the upper side of the market and is priced too high, I'll have to pass on it. The more I think about CX returning to KHI and...Jump to post
This isnt a rumour. The PIA executive management along with the Pak Govt audit committee published a 500 page report on how to revitalize the carrier and the main highlights they proposed were scaringly as follows: 1. 7 narrow bodies (A321s and A319s) to feed 25 wide body aircraft (11 B777s + 14 A3...Jump to post
I doubt it will return until next year if it does. That said, it should be one-stop both ways...on a Boeing 777-200ER (no need for an -LR - those can be dedicated to YYZ). PK hasn't made a total exit from NYC; it still owns the Roosevelt Hotel here, which the airline has owned since 1999, and I pre...Jump to post
The UN has issued an order to lift Iran sanctions in an ICJ ruling at the Hague as it sides with Iran's case for humanitarian goods and civil aviation. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/un-court-issues-interim-order-to-united-states-to-lift-iran-sanctions-linked-to-humanitarian-goods...Jump to post
Ben Baldanza (Spirit's former CEO) is now in JetBlue's board. Starting Basic Economy may be the first step towards transforming JetBlue into another ULCC. Time will tell. Funny to look back at when he first joined the board, people actually thought he was just going to sit back and observe with a h...Jump to post
September 28 will mark the 50th anniversary of the rollout of what later became known as the Jumbo Jet. A truly magnificent airplane, and it will always be the queen of the skies. The 747 will be missed as it retires but its legacy lives on in spirit. http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20180927-the-boe...Jump to post
Everything government touches dies. Before it dies, it becomes outrageously costly. Private enterprise is the only way for any business to operate viably, including airlines. I wouldn't say government necessarily is the cause of problems. However, corruption is and it usually comes from the governm...Jump to post
Horrid company with disgraceful behavior even by American standards.Jump to post
Start here: https://www.dictionary.com/browse/subjectivity?s=t Then continue here: https://www.dictionary.com/browse/fallacy?s=t ...report back what you learned. Care to elaborate? There are many prefaces for such a statement, but "logically" certainly isn't one of them. It's logical enou...Jump to post
SEA has more "recognizable brands" than NYC, TYO, LON, and PAR? ....allllllrighty then, lol. But anyway, DL serves the primary transpacific gateways for US traffic all nonstop from SEA: NRT, ICN, PEK, PVG, and resuming KIX. It also offers LHR, CDG, and AMS on its own metal; double daily f...Jump to post
DL has just about every major corporate contract in SEA for Intl wrapped up. Amazon. Microsoft. And so on...They'll be fine. That's pretty surprising. DL's network out of SEA is (really) weak for a city that has more instantly recognizable brands than any other city in the world. They have 3 TPAC r...Jump to post
Well then, what will Airbus do when GE doesn’t deliver engines? Because EU companies are not complying with US sanctions, they sell to whoever they want, but if it’s Iran, US law will prevent US companies from dealing with those EU companies doing business in nations under US sanctions. These sanct...Jump to post
GalaxyFlyer wrote:Then, how come the businesses are leaving Iran?.
GalaxyFlyer wrote:Then, come the secondary sanctions when US authorities see Airbus aircraft with US components in Iran. US then shuts off American business with them. Which is still why reputable EU businesses are dropping Iran.
The important question is how Iran is going to pay for them, with there bad financial situation to the bank sanctions? The EU/RU/CN bypass works by circumventing the banking system (and thus US banks) altogether and uses what is essentially a form of bartering to bypass sanctions on bank transactio...Jump to post
The Shah of Iran who was a trained pilot took a particular interest in Concorde and as already been pointed out by another poster he took the controls of the aircraft on a demonstration flight which at the end off he declared that Iran Air would order at least two or three examples. (Their is a cli...Jump to post
How this conversation probably went down:
FlyRow wrote:The more interesting question...
Would they still be operating it now even as IR are forced to operate planes a long time.
just imagine a Concorde flying today
I was recently in London when I walked past a window and had to do a double take: A model Concorde in Iran Air livery! This was pretty intriguing so I had to do some research on it. It looks like Iran Air actually had 2-3 firm orders for the Concorde which were cancelled after 79, but unlike other a...Jump to post
So SAA is a great example of the troubles faced by state-run airlines, and there are a lot of other examples in the same bucket. But when people suggest getting rid of the state-run airline and replacing it with a new one, those seem to have an equally abysmal success rate. So are alternatives to st...Jump to post
Is it lost on anyone over 25 yo that the last $10 billion dollar JFK redo only ended with the completion of the T4 Delta expansion less than a decade ago? That 20 year program included a new tower, airtrain (maxed out), new roadway system (maxed out), T1 (maxed out), T5, expanded T7 (beyond maxed o...Jump to post
avier wrote:Wonder if thats how that fire truck driver pee's ... doing it all over the place, without proper aim.
lightsaber wrote:We are working to automatically lock threads that have gone unposted for a long time. See forum rules on thread bumping. But post in site related for such questions. I'll allow, but if it derails the thread...