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Hello referguson – I believe Do&Co will also be doing the onboard catering for Iberia.
For BA you did mention LHR but the obvious question is what will happen at LGW ? It seems LGW, at least for the time being, will not be getting Do&Co.12 Sep 2018
With a new CEO and no end in sight for its losses it’s hardly surprising Garuda is making economies.
One of which is the axing of London-Jakarta as it targets “more profitable markets including China and Japan.”in reply to: Garuda expected to suspend Jakarta-London non-stops12 Sep 2018
at 13:4811 Sep 2018
I have no heard any issue with SQ flights during A340 days or now.
As others have noted SIA was wise enough never to offer normal economy seating when its A340-500s operated non-stop to the USA. And it will be the same when its ultra long-range A350s enter service from SIN to LAX/EWR.
I did wonder why Qantas persisted with a normal economy cabin for PER-LHR non-stop.
And then it was pointed out to me that the same B787s are to be deployed on Qantas’ non-stop transpacific flights to the US West Coast.in reply to: Qantas Perth-London non-stop flight delayed 17 hours10 Sep 2018
I’m not a fan of these ultra long haul flights because they’re stretching human resources and safety to the limit. 17 hours in economy isn’t healthy for anyone. Unless you have an all Business and Premium Economy layout like SQ, these types of flights are a human error waiting to happen.
I would agree. Can you imagine flying SYD-Europe non-stop as Qantas wants to do provided Airbus/Boeing can develop the right aircraft.
There are many non-stop flights now operating between the Gulf and N America. Hardly a week goes by without at least one of these flights being diverted (with the consequences of delays/missed connex) for a medical emergency.
In 2015 Arabian Business reported that these medical diversions were costing Emirates many millions of US dollars.in reply to: Qantas Perth-London non-stop flight delayed 17 hours9 Sep 2018
Horses for courses I suppose, openfly.
I tend angle what I write to readers / Forum contributors all over Europe.
So I agree that departing LHR isn’t a good example (unless you really want to sample that daylight flight) but of course the departure times will be that much later from points in mainland Europe.9 Sep 2018
Openfly – That’s a good point.
Not such a problem for readers who will connecting from points in mainland Europe and if they don’t want such an early start from LHR you can always overnight at VIE.
Austrian has had that very early from LHR for many years. It connects with its extensive range of onward flights to the former E Europe which depart around late morning.
One advantage for VIE-JNB is that it (the early LHR departure) allows ample connecting time.9 Sep 2018
Air France needs all the revenue it can get right now.
It has launched ‘Oh LaLa’ offers which must be booked by September 17.
These deals are attractive because they are available from the UK right across the Air France network.
They are offered in all classes with the exception of first. And as can be seen the prices, now displayed on its website, are keen.
Air France does not name specific travel dates and blackout periods. All the airline is saying is that these will vary.
It is only fair of me to remind you that the current industrial dispute at Air France remains unsettled. No further strike dates have been announced at the time of writing. But please bear this fact in mind.
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Today Austrian Airlines has announced a major route expansion.
In the case of Cape Town the new service is definite. It will start October 27.
There will be twice weekly flights departing Vienna on Tuesday and Saturday and returning from Cape Town on Wednesday and Sunday.
It’s a daytime flight Vienna-Cape Town (1115-2240 hrs) returning from Cape Town just after midnight (0020-1050 hrs).
As might be expected from a sixth-freedom airline the timings at Vienna are geared to the needs of travellers making connections.7 Sep 2018
Jet Airways is starting Mumbai-Manchester flights on November 5.
Its website promoting a both fares from £389 return and a free baggage allowance of TWO pieces of checked luggage (each of up to 23 kilos).
There may also be special rates for premium classes on this route. Best check with Jet or travel agents as they may have promo offers.
It may not be new … but I also see Jet has now emulated Etihad and will accept bids for upgrades. Check for details.in reply to: Flight offers and promotions – sales6 Sep 2018
Correction. Typo. Should have been “choose.”
I am reposting the latest SIA seating plan for the A380.5 Sep 2018
Dinkumpom is, as far as I can ascertain, referring to its newst retrofitted A380 which is configured with economy class on the lower deck only.
In my posting above I provided a link to the official SIA seat plan.
To be sure of having extra legroom I would suggest Dinkumporn chose an extra legrooom seat (these are marked in yellow) elsewhere in the economy cabin.
SIA now charges a fee for advance seat selection.
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Stranded passengers had to be evacuated by boat.
It is reported that Osaka Kansai may remain closed for a week.in reply to: Osaka Kansai flooded and now closed5 Sep 2018
Strike threat by KLM pilots has been removed.
But the AF unions are threatening their next strike if the new CEO doesn’t meet their demands.in reply to: Future of KLM and / ?? Air France!4 Sep 2018