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Obviously makes more money for Air Belgium than flying out of Charleroi on a new route and a superb aircraft for the pax.
Is the cabin service the same or better? Wet-leased to save re-training BA crews on a ‘new’ aircraft, and good to see the reliable and safe A340 makes money when used second-hand despite oil price increases.in reply to: BA will continue to lease Air Belgium's A3402 Oct 2018
BA is subject to HKG law for those staff and the staff have numerous advantages for living there – a great city for residents!
If they were to recieve UK typical redundancy offers (not the legal minimum) the airline saves £2m or more depending on their length of service,not a small amount and added to the MF savings.
They are great at customer service and one can only imagine MF crew being as good.
BA could have had phased voluntary redundancy to enable each HKG staff to get re-employed in their own time, however the oil price is biting too!
1 user thanked author for this post.in reply to: BA HKG Crew Redundant, with no notice.2 Oct 2018
Unfortunately it was a fatal crash. Body of a missing man has been found by divers.
He was supposedly seen by others, however not so.2 Oct 2018
Can if they wished – perhaps could is more appropriate.
Doubt they can fill even 400+ seats profitably non-stop!
A380 has the range with less pax and more fuel (see Airbus website for performance data).
Point being they wouldn’t fill the 400+ seats limitation profitably.
95% average loads on a B787 are not near to the pax numbers for the reduced load A380.in reply to: World's longest flights25 Sep 2018
Trust the new edition will be updated,SQ have been flying their latest A380 with First on the UD,etc. for almost a year, ‘though only SQ have published the seating diagram with no opinions or reviews.
Costly to write up every new aircraft with all the A350s, B787s entering service, to omit all the shorthaul sleeper business seats ‘though some airlines may offer free flights?
I volunteer to review some of these for the new seatplans with some financial reward!in reply to: Seatplans.com closing25 Sep 2018
Airlines make billions in profits from selling on their miles etc. via credit cards or supermarkets.
Its not something they’ll stop soon however they are getting meaner just like they are with ancillary income.
You pay your money and you make your choice.in reply to: How a world No 1 airline treat the loyalty customers24 Sep 2018
Makes sense for both airlines to operate at all (3?) UAE airports and EK to cover bulk pax routes high frequency, etc. whilst EY maintains a slightly higher standard on specific routes to compete at higher level. Ofcourse EK can maintain their high quality on routes they wish, too.
One financial system and synergies between airlines. More profitable and maintaining individual reputations (and pride)!23 Sep 2018
Ofcourse an unusual event at those prices, however 17 hour flight goes to 21 hours!
Apart from the additional IFE a long trip and the lounge or terminal at SIN on a stopover looks more rewarding?
Maybe it will become commonplace ‘though think I’d prefer the stopover?in reply to: Qantas Perth-London non-stop flight delayed 17 hours9 Sep 2018
No contest CX has smoother aircraft for better sleep best cabin crew for service and if LGW is ok fly Cathay.
Make sure not changed to a B777 ‘though unlikely from LGW, since CX is addicted to them, another delivered last week and 777x is on order.
From “old bumpy” to “next bumpy” and no profit because competitors have A380s.
Service one of the best and Welsh wings are smoother too!in reply to: CX A350 LGW vs BA B777 LHR7 Sep 2018
Good for Paris Air Salon last year and use next year too if available, obviously one knows the dates in advance and hotels need advance booking too.
The same as an LCC advertising fares ‘from £29’ so just needs a change in wording?in reply to: Eurostar ordered by ASA to change its ad1 Aug 2018