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User currently offlineFly-K From Germany, joined May 2000, 3162 posts, RR: 51
Posted (11 years 5 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2799 times:
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Not going into details of SARS and its impact, but it's good to see that air traffic to Asia is (almost) back to normal.
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Most these airlines had significantly reduced their flight to FRA and are now back to the old schedule.

Konstantin


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User currently onlineEjazz From United Arab Emirates, joined May 2002, 724 posts, RR: 34
Reply 1, posted (11 years 5 months 2 days ago) and read 2647 times:

Due to poor loads to Frankfurt Singapore Airlines flight SQ326/325 will be replaced with the B777-200ER from 1 September.


Etihad Girl, You're a great way to fly.
User currently offlineFloris From Netherlands, joined Jun 2003, 243 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 5 months 2 days ago) and read 2622 times:

With 12 people hospitalized in Hong Kong today with Sars like symptoms, I hope that you turn out to be right.

User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7444 posts, RR: 62
Reply 3, posted (11 years 5 months 2 days ago) and read 2584 times:
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Is a shaft in order? For Shameless plugging under the cover of SARS?


Forum moderator 2001-2010; He's a pedantic, pontificating, pretentious bastard, a belligerent old fart, a worthless st
User currently offlineFlymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7279 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (11 years 5 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2426 times:

i was in LAX sunday i i saw two european flights AF 767 Lufathsa 747. Then the rest was mostly Asain 3 Korean 2 JAL an Asiana.


"It was just four of us on the flight deck, trying to do our job" (Captain Al Haynes)
User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 5 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2375 times:

Is a shaft in order? For Shameless plugging under the cover of SARS?

Yes, where is KROC? Big grin

Patrick


User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 5 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2340 times:

Proof?
Those planes could very likely be empty.

If SQ is still discounting over 40% in biz class for corporate clients....you can bet that it hasn't recovered. They are far too keen fiscally to let go of that revenue.

I imagine CX isn't much better.


User currently offlineSpotterboy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (11 years 5 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2333 times:

Greg... I think those planes are empty ... but hey; PLUG TIME  Laugh out loud

User currently offlineSabena 690 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 5 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2318 times:

Yes, where is KROC?

Most probably in bed or in non aviation, since he doesn't visit civil aviation (not interesting enough for him  Big grin).

 Big grin

/Frederic


User currently offlineHkg82 From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2002, 1322 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (11 years 5 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2327 times:

The 18 people were tested negative for SARS, whew, that was close. But more tests will have to be conducted to completely rule out SARS. I would've thought by now one quick standard test would've been developed. Oh well..

Hkg82.


User currently offlineFly-K From Germany, joined May 2000, 3162 posts, RR: 51
Reply 10, posted (11 years 5 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2211 times:
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Hey I just wanted to be optimistic and cheerful. But maybe YOU don't work for an airline, so YOU are not facing layoffs or working short like me and so many others (let alone those who are personally affected by SARS)
Such negativism.



Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been...
User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (11 years 5 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2185 times:

The airline business has always been cyclical. Any success has always been tempered with RIF's and furloughs.
Maybe YOU should have thought of that first and chose something else.
Such entitlement.


User currently offlineFly-K From Germany, joined May 2000, 3162 posts, RR: 51
Reply 12, posted (11 years 5 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2136 times:
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Maybe for some it's more than "just a job" and some parts of the world don't like the "hire and fire" mentality.


Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been...
User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (11 years 5 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2126 times:

There is no such thing as guaranteed employment, anymore...
That's the way the world turns.
Get with the program.


User currently offlineFly-K From Germany, joined May 2000, 3162 posts, RR: 51
Reply 14, posted (11 years 5 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2116 times:
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i wish i could face this cruel world as cooly as you.


Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been...
User currently offlineSabena 690 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (11 years 5 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2114 times:

Greg - what a crap.

I guess you've never been fired from a job which is your passion at the same time?  Insane

Or doesn't your 'interest' in aviation reach far enough to understand what a job in the aviation world can mean for an aviation fan?


User currently offlineSabena 690 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (11 years 5 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2099 times:

Konstantin, about a cruel world, if you have to live in cowboy bush country, maybe you get used so much to wars, fights and misery that losing your job only becomes a minor problem in comparision with the rest  Big grin

User currently offlineBoeing4ever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (11 years 5 months 21 hours ago) and read 1993 times:

Greg - what a crap.

What are you talking about!? I hate to bring you out of the fantasy world, but he's right. Just because the job is your passion it doesn't mean that it's guarunteed. Layoffs happen. Pilots are laid off...do you think they just took the job soley for money!? Greg is right.

B4e-Forever New Frontiers


User currently offlineFlpuck6 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2123 posts, RR: 29
Reply 18, posted (11 years 5 months 21 hours ago) and read 1962 times:

I am disappointed by the responses here.

K-man, your photos definitely are proof of a rebound in traffic back to FRA (even though we cannot know how many passengers might be on board those planes).

Working for an airline myself, it is good to know that the effects of SARS have diminished to allow a rebound of flights to/from Asia.



Bonjour Chef!
User currently offlineFly-K From Germany, joined May 2000, 3162 posts, RR: 51
Reply 19, posted (11 years 5 months 15 hours ago) and read 1843 times:
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Chris and Frederic, thanks for sharing my views. If that is one indicator that flights are better booked again, departures to Asia don't climb like a rocket into the sky anymore like they used to do a couple of months ago (OK, one factor is also the higher temperature now in summer).

Konstantin



Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been...
User currently offlineGodbless From Sweden, joined Apr 2000, 2753 posts, RR: 16
Reply 20, posted (11 years 5 months 15 hours ago) and read 1824 times:

I'm with Konstantin here! I myself do not suffer from the current situation in aviation as I have not made it that far yet (not because I'm dumb but I first have to serve Germany in the Army...) but I know how it feels to be in such a situation. I was at Stockholm-Arlanda for some spotting and also to fly from there. It is visible that times are tough and movements a very limited. And if my sister wasn't off work anyways because she got a baby she for sure would have to leave SAS next month when they will reduce their working force by a major portion. For some people that might just be life but I guess that even those people have a soul and maybe even emotions. So maybe it is time now to look out for a better future in aviation.

I have once heard a statement saying that in a time of economical growth people tend to totally ignore any kind of bad news while in a time of a recession any kind of good news is stabbed down and ignored.

Max


User currently offlineBuckfifty From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 1316 posts, RR: 19
Reply 21, posted (11 years 5 months 14 hours ago) and read 1781 times:

Though Greg may be right, I don't see a need to go poo poo someone else's party. From my experience, people like that perhaps have nothing better to do than to drag people down because they themselves have gone through the dark times, or is in a dark time.

Sure, there is reality, but then, there's reality. There should always be room for optimism. If everyone was a realist in this world, I think we would still be in the dark ages. Fatalism isn't that far behind.

Think about it.


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