NoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7975 posts, RR: 12 Posted (8 years 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3732 times:
Now a subsidiary of Air Berlin, dba has only 11 aircraft left. Until April 2007, they will be replaced by Air Berlin, thus ending the existence of an airline that never fully managed to gain ground and make profit in Germany.
Does anyone know why dba pilots would go on strike if their contracts are about to end in April anyway? Will Air Berlin continue to employ them?
If yes, then Hunold's threat to close dba is pretty lame. If not: three months more or less .... what's all this good for?
Ndebele From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 2903 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3651 times:
dba does not end service, re-read your source carfully: "Die Marke dba werde ohnehin zum 1. April vom Markt verschwinden", and dba will continue to fly on AB flight numbers, with dba aircraft in AB colours and dba crews in AB uniforms. In a way just like Eurowings after they were bought by Lufthansa.
Jsnww81 From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2126 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3549 times:
Too bad... I flew dba in November 2005 (FRA-TXL and back) and found it to be an excellent airline. I like the green colors so much more than Air Berlin's dull maroon and white, too. Still, it's nice to AB and dba combining into more of a competitor for Lufthansa.
What happened to the dba/LTU partnership? I have a timetable from last summer that contains joint dba/LTU schedules.
Cjbmibe From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 108 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3423 times:
Quoting Jsnww81 (Reply 2): I like the green colors so much more than Air Berlin's dull maroon and white
Tell that to anyone in BHD, the AB ticket desk is all red, with white AB titles and a picture of an AB aircraft... hold that in contrast to its neighbours of BD, BA and BE, all wood, frosted glass and white bits with small titles in the wood and the glass.
I swear it looks like a bloodbath.
On another AB relation, apparently all their bags destined for Europe via STN from BHD appear to be "Short Connection". I have no idea why but each and every bag for AB Tfr at Stansted has a Short Connection maroon tag on it - I haven't got around to asking the girls about this, maybe someone here could help?
On topic though, I'd loved to have flown for DBA, but what I understand from it all is that DBA hasnt actually been a German based BA subsiduary and the service didnt resembed UK BA either?
How can I soar like an Eagle when I have to work with these turkeys?
Ndebele From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 2903 posts, RR: 22
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3241 times:
Quoting NoUFO (Reply 6): That Air Berlin will continue to serve the routes formerly flown by dba is another issue
Well as far as I understand, these routes will be served by dba, just under the AB brand, but with dba aircraft and crew. The company dba will continue to exist. At least for the next few years - unless Hunold decides to close the company, as mentioned in your article.
Columba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7110 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (8 years 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3233 times:
Quoting Cjbmibe (Reply 4): t all is that DBA hasnt actually been a German based BA subsiduary and the service didnt resembed UK BA either?
It was a German BA subsidiary once and was called Deutsche BA. British Airways sold it a few years ago because they were not able to make profit out of this airline. A German business man bought it and turned Deutsche BA into DBA (they had to change livery and everything that is reminder to BA).
It will forever be a McDonnell Douglas MD 80 , Boeing MD 80 sounds so wrong
NoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7975 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3198 times:
Quoting Ndebele (Reply 7): Well as far as I understand, these routes will be served by dba, just under the AB brand, but with dba aircraft and crew.
Well, if that's so, then I got the article wrong.
In my book, when a brand "disappears", to quote the article, then logo, colours, uniforms, letterheads et al will no longer be used.
Otherwise, a brand will continue to exist, and be it as a mere subsidiary of another company, but that's the state dba is already in.
TriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4697 posts, RR: 41
Reply 11, posted (8 years 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3170 times:
You got that about right: DBA will continue to exist as a legal entity (a subsidiary of Air Berlin), but all operations will be managed by and conducted for Air Berlin. Just like the cabin crews are legally not employed by Air Berlin, but by CHS (Cabin Handling Service), but exclusively work on AB flights in AB uniform.
Ndebele got that right - and the thread title is actually quite wrong.
Homer: Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!
BrianDromey From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 3981 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (8 years 4 weeks ago) and read 2893 times:
Quoting Columba (Reply 8): British Airways sold it a few years ago because they were not able to make profit out of this airline. A German business man bought it and turned Deutsche BA into DBA (they had to change livery and everything that is reminder to BA).
Slightly worng on the order....Deutsche BA dumped international routes and gained the "dba" name BEFORE its sale. At that time U2 were the most likely buyer. They spend shedloads of money on an option to purchase and even had their people @ dba for a while.
Quoting Jamake1 (Reply 10): In other words, DBA's operations are being merged into Air Berlin's in April. Correct?
The best parallel is US/HP. Although all flights are MARKETED and sold as AB, they are in fact operated by dba. Much like "US Airways operated by America West"
Next flights: MAN-ORK-LHR(EI)-MAN(BD); MAN-LHR(BD)-ORK (EI); DUB-ZRH-LAX (LX) LAX-YYZ (AC) YYZ-YHZ-LHR(AC)-DUB(BD)