LAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 27183 posts, RR: 50 Posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 6928 times:
Revised EU list is out
Quote: EU Widens Ban on Airlines in Africa, Further Eases TAAG Curbs
Nov. 27 (Bloomberg) -- The European Union prohibited all airlines based in the African nations of Djibouti, the Republic of Congo and Sao Tome and Principe from flying in the bloc while further easing curbs on TAAG Angola Airlines under the latest changes to a list of unsafe carriers.
Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 27200 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 6336 times:
Quoting Runway23 (Reply 2): Apparently Egypt Air narrowly escaped being on that list.
What's your source of that information? That would be very surprising since MS has passed the IATA Operational Safety Audit, unlike any of the airlines on the EU blacklist. If MS had safety concerns I'm sure their Star Alliance partners would also be very interested.
Lightsaber From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 14192 posts, RR: 100
Reply 5, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 6318 times:
Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 3):
What's your source of that information? That would be very surprising since MS has passed the IATA Operational Safety Audit, unlike any of the airlines on the EU blacklist.
TO Runway23, please post a link with any statement as strong as you just stated. I have been hearing zero scuttlebutt about MS.
There are enough airlines on the list already. *
* Note: I like the concept of the list. Something had to be done.
MHTripple7 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 1123 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 6235 times:
Will a ban on Sao Tome and Principe do anything? I believe all STP Airways flights are operated by EuroAtlantic, so it would appear that the ban doesn't affect them. Also, what is the logic behind banning carriers that don't operate flights into the EU as it is? Does is also forbid them from selling tickets in the EU or something?
Quoting LAXintl (Reply 6): Yes Egypt Air has had continued problems, and has been on the edge of joining the list.
This was also discussed back in July. It would seem that it hasn't been publicized very much, which is lucky for MS.
Jfklucky777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 82 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 5815 times:
I work at JFK and have heard about pretty unsafe practices at MS. I haven't heard the following from folks who work at MS (they wouldn't admit this anyway) but apparently when MS was extremely full and didn't have any more space for baggage they would put bags between ULD's in the belly of the A/C!
Granted, these are rumors but even the worst rumors have a hint of truth behind them!