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Speaking today at a conference in Dublin, IAG’s CEO said that BA may have to ground five or six B787s (RR-engined) this summer.in reply to: British Airways to cancel many flights to Abu Dhabi18 May 2018
There are also B787 cancellations to San Jose and Los Angeles in the coming months.
In the case of Los Angeles passengers are being rebooked either on to BA or AA services.in reply to: British Airways to cancel many flights to Abu Dhabi18 May 2018
MarkivJ – We shall have to see re the extra fees.
I can recall when Norwegian first started operating Bangkok-Scandinavia. Some of its elderly Thai passengers flying to Scandinavia to visit their children had to do without any food or water on the long flight.
Why you may ask ?
It was simply because either they did not possess a credit card or because their Thai-registered cards could not use Norwegian’s car readers.
Following widespread complaints Norwegian had to provide free drinking water to all passengers and abandon its policy (at least on that one route) of *only* accepting credit cards for onboard sales. (That was the situation a few years ago. Not sure if it been changed since).18 May 2018
Now Italy’s 5 star movement and far right League want to halt the sale of Alitalia.in reply to: Alitalia continues to operate … for now.17 May 2018
Martyn – I think you are wise to use the voucher while VTEC is still in charge.
Transtraxman – From what I understand Martyn’s voucher were for complimentary service recovery so would hold no monetary value.
Q: I have travel vouchers from a previous refund. Will these be honoured by LNER?
A: Yes, you can still use your travel vouchers, they will remain valid up to their expiry date.
It only takes a couple of clicks to find out.
What LNER is referring to are those vouchers which would monetary value. They could be for a refund or they might be for Delay Repay or something else.
In which case I am not sure whether or not VTEC service recovery vouchers would be accepted by LNER.16 May 2018
Martyn – Too early to say.
Today’s decision must have come as a surprise to Stagecoach/Virgin as it was hoping the govt would have allowed it to continue on a not-for-profit basis until a new operator could be found.
LNER is only a temporary solution until a new franchise can be awarded.
This could take some time. Govt-owned East Coast operated the ECML between 2009 and 2015 before VTEC took over
And if there’s a change of govt who knows what might happen ?16 May 2018
More details in The Scotsman
“VTEC to be stripped of contract”16 May 2018
Wow is very much a low-cost airline (LCC).
It charges extra for almost everything.
Not just for onboard food and drinks and checked bags but also for hand luggage. Only ‘one personal item’ is free. One piece of hand luggage costs £36.99. One checked bag is £51.99.
When it comes to advance seat selection there are many different fees.16 May 2018
Interesting thread, pheighdough.
When details of Wow’s Reykjavik-Delhi service emerged a couple of weeks ago the thinking was that it was aimed at the voluminous India-N America-India market. The latter would be connecting at Reykjavik to/from Wow’s services to N America.
This morning Wow’s PR gave the impression it was for the UK market.
As I noted in ‘comments’ at the end of today’s news piece one imagines Wow would consider any traffic it gets for Europe-Delhi-Europe as ‘icing on the cake.’
There has been much discussion on social media, both in the US and India, about the merits of this route with varying opinions.15 May 2018
Reuters reports that a triumvirate appointed to run AF-KLM.in reply to: Future of KLM and / ?? Air France!15 May 2018
Just posted on The Guardian’s website.14 May 2018