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by Kashmon
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 372
Views: 22938

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2018

What makes you say AKL yields aren’t great? IMO, AKL has good yields, albeit only seasonally - hence why UA introduced the Polaris product here, and AA upgraded us to a 789 (the same level as its SYD operations at that time). Or that WLG/CHC would be better despite no competition? There's an argume...

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by Kashmon
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 372
Views: 22938

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2018

PER Love to see a complete schedule ... Or, a visual? When you compare AKL's Asian connectivity to PER's - the next biggest metro area within Australasia - the difference is striking, and you can see that we are really punching above our weight (I've included VN's proposed SGN - PHE - AKL flight fo...

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by Kashmon
Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA drops ORD-PEK
Replies: 249
Views: 30301

Re: AA drops ORD-PEK

this is not surprising considering AA's strategy of growth ( JFK) involves cutting routes... no wonder they are cutting routes trans pacific. I imagine they will cut more... By 2021 they will start their process of cutting Latin America as well to further enhance their network... AA can't make a fli...

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by Kashmon
Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US3 strategies for China market.
Replies: 19
Views: 2689

Re: US3 strategies for China market.

From all these Chinese airlines CX is the only one obligated to make a profit...
the rest are just built on loan bubbles....
but it of course does not matter because they all fall back to the government.

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by Kashmon
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand new expectations
Replies: 53
Views: 7100

Re: Air New Zealand new expectations

I'm very surprised that BR isn't code-sharing on NZ's AKL - TPE flight - in fact, there seems to be no co-operation at all? BR would be a nice alternative for NZ customers to connect to China, Europe and elsewhere on, with their good product. I wonder if this has anything to do with the CX agreemen...

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by Kashmon
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did NZ cut HKG-LHR-HKG/LAX-FRA-LAX?
Replies: 21
Views: 3271

Re: Why did NZ cut HKG-LHR-HKG/LAX-FRA-LAX?

I think they cut HKG-LHR to free up a plane or two and code-share on the CX flight by transferring the available slot to CX. CX then supposedly added a 5th daily LHR flight, but on most days it is still only 4 flights. This discrepancy is hypothesized as defensive rostering by Cathay management to ...

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by Kashmon
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did NZ cut HKG-LHR-HKG/LAX-FRA-LAX?
Replies: 21
Views: 3271

Re: Why did NZ cut HKG-LHR-HKG/LAX-FRA-LAX?

CX was pummeling NZ on AKL-HKG and HKG-LHR ( duh) CX wanted a slot at LHR desperately NZ wanted a JV on the AKL route ( which led to a cut in capacity until HX came on board) ( CX used to be year round 10 weekly) so it could make some money. win win- CX gets LHR slot NZ stops getting killed on the ...

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by Kashmon
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Philippine Airlines making a mistake with its effort to become a 5 star airline?
Replies: 8
Views: 2263

Re: Is Philippine Airlines making a mistake with its effort to become a 5 star airline?

good, i hope it goes down this path
perfect for CX to takeover in a few years

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by Kashmon
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did NZ cut HKG-LHR-HKG/LAX-FRA-LAX?
Replies: 21
Views: 3271

Re: Why did NZ cut HKG-LHR-HKG/LAX-FRA-LAX?

CX was pummeling NZ on AKL-HKG and HKG-LHR ( duh) CX wanted a slot at LHR desperately NZ wanted a JV on the AKL route ( which led to a cut in capacity until HX came on board) ( CX used to be year round 10 weekly) so it could make some money. win win- CX gets LHR slot NZ stops getting killed on the H...

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by Kashmon
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did NZ cut HKG-LHR-HKG/LAX-FRA-LAX?
Replies: 21
Views: 3271

Re: Why did NZ cut HKG-LHR-HKG/LAX-FRA-LAX?

I think they cut HKG-LHR to free up a plane or two and code-share on the CX flight by transferring the available slot to CX. CX then supposedly added a 5th daily LHR flight, but on most days it is still only 4 flights. This discrepancy is hypothesized as defensive rostering by Cathay management to ...

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by Kashmon
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will CX/HX/UA start HKG-SEA-HKG anytime soon?
Replies: 69
Views: 5521

Re: Will CX/HX/UA start HKG-SEA-HKG anytime soon?

keep in mind though that just over half those flights are CX which has an incredible regional network to feed it

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by Kashmon
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will CX/HX/UA start HKG-SEA-HKG anytime soon?
Replies: 69
Views: 5521

Re: Will CX/HX/UA start HKG-SEA-HKG anytime soon?

I just flew that route last week on the "guzzling" 772 on 3-3-3 economy. It's a shocker that this is a goner, especially since I thought the flight was working out well, until I headed onboard. Lots of empty seats, and at boarding there were 17 seats open in Y+. Booked it one way from BOI...

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by Kashmon
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will CX/HX/UA start HKG-SEA-HKG anytime soon?
Replies: 69
Views: 5521

Re: Will CX/HX/UA start HKG-SEA-HKG anytime soon?

lol HK airlines- will see how long it lasts... I am shocked that they have not kicked CX out of most of the markets it operates on considering their ridiculous LCC fares... I guess HK'ers don't trust mainland airlines. Meh, like CX's reputation locally in HK is all that great :stirthepot: :stirthep...

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by Kashmon
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will CX/HX/UA start HKG-SEA-HKG anytime soon?
Replies: 69
Views: 5521

Re: Will CX/HX/UA start HKG-SEA-HKG anytime soon?

lol HK airlines- will see how long it lasts...
I am shocked that they have not kicked CX out of most of the markets it operates on considering their ridiculous LCC fares...
I guess HK'ers don't trust mainland airlines.

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by Kashmon
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 666
Views: 39060

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018

OK Nouflyer So I accept some of your sentiments about PVG. And clearly NZ has to have a toe-hold in China and a link into the CA network. In fact, NZ is making good money from PVG now. They are targeting the most affluent population whose spending ability is no different from someone coming from LA...

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by Kashmon
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 308
Views: 28202

Re: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka

Had a chuckle about how they talk about being Seattle's "global" airline, and now that "global" airline won't be flying to HKG. Crazy to think DL metal won't be in HKG. Is a flight to HKG what makes a carrier global or not? Well, if you go to Hong Kong, you’ll see sign after sig...

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by Kashmon
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Additional CX A350-1000 routes: LAX and EWR, plus large A350-900 expansion
Replies: 103
Views: 26375

Re: Additional CX A350-1000 routes: LAX and EWR, plus large A350-900 expansion

yes ZEKE all of this is part of a major SWIRE fake news plot.... https://www.businesstraveller.com/business-travel/2018/04/23/first-look-cathay-pacific-10-across-economy-seat/ fake cabins, fake planes.... "Definitely not true" As far as I am aware CX owns less than 20 777s, a number of th...

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by Kashmon
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 482
Views: 44324

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

Well it opens the door for SQ (YET again) to launch a takeover bid, although that's looking very less likely day by day. The other option, Delta purchasing the stakes from the financially crippled Etihad or debt ridden HNA groups within the next 6-12 months, and launching a takeover bid from there ...

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by Kashmon
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Additional CX A350-1000 routes: LAX and EWR, plus large A350-900 expansion
Replies: 103
Views: 26375

Re: Additional CX A350-1000 routes: LAX and EWR, plus large A350-900 expansion

https://www.businesstraveller.com/busin ... nomy-seat/

fake cabins, fake planes....

"Definitely not true"
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yes ZEKE
all of this is part of a major SWIRE fake news plot....
https://www.businesstraveller.com/busin ... nomy-seat/

fake cabins, fake planes....

"Definitely not true"

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by Kashmon
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 666
Views: 39060

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018

With JB soon to be gone from VA (in the next 18 months), what do people think this means for VA's presence in New Zealand? - On the one hand, JB might decide he has nothing to lose, and, seeking retribution against Luxon, he makes VA go for broke in New Zealand - On the other hand, once JB is gone,...

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by Kashmon
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Additional CX A350-1000 routes: LAX and EWR, plus large A350-900 expansion
Replies: 103
Views: 26375

Re: Additional CX A350-1000 routes: LAX and EWR, plus large A350-900 expansion

zeke wrote:
Kashmon wrote:
CX is refurbishing all 77W with new Y cabins and updated tech in all other cabins


Definitely not true.


this guy claims to be part of CX yet has no idea what is going on in his own airline....

lol

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by Kashmon
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific and the A350. Why so much expansion?
Replies: 15
Views: 5587

Re: Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific and the A350. Why so much expansion?

BestWestern wrote:
The wider Y seats on the current 3-3-3 77W will be changing to 3-4-3 I presume


aha but the poster was talking about the experience on the A350...

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by Kashmon
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia and the A350?
Replies: 25
Views: 6612

Re: Virgin Australia and the A350?

lol VA has money to buy planes?

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by Kashmon
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Additional CX A350-1000 routes: LAX and EWR, plus large A350-900 expansion
Replies: 103
Views: 26375

Re: Additional CX A350-1000 routes: LAX and EWR, plus large A350-900 expansion

I heard that fellow SWIRE firm, HAECO, is making the coach class seats for the A350-1000 for CX. The seats are designed to allow easy use of personal devices, like phones & tablets--so I would be curious to see how much they differ to the 77W seats--which I don't mind at all. See starting on pa...

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by Kashmon
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific and the A350. Why so much expansion?
Replies: 15
Views: 5587

Re: Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific and the A350. Why so much expansion?

tullamarine wrote:
BestWestern wrote:
The CX 350s are a wonderful product in all three cabins. I’ve now flown long haul in Y, W and J and found them more comfortable than their 77W’s, mainly due to the noise levels and IFE - even though the seats are narrower.

...not for much longer in Y



Why not much longer for A350 Y?!!

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by Kashmon
Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India turns down China's request to double flight frequency
Replies: 29
Views: 4504

Re: India turns down China's request to double flight frequency

Simple fact of the matter is, expanding bilateral rights with China would favor Chinese carriers a lot while giving almost nothing of value to Indian carriers. Offering of flights to Indian flyers is already competitive enough. I also do not believe for a second that Chinese carriers would use thei...

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by Kashmon
Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 Air France unions plans strike
Replies: 152
Views: 19613

Re: 10 Air France unions plans strike

please keep striking and shut down this airline soon.... can't wait to see these nutter unemployed.

Pretty sure every other EU airlines knows NOT to hire Air France staff....

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by Kashmon
Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Only a man can run an airline."
Replies: 137
Views: 10806

Re: "Only a man can run an airline."

because there are ZERO barriers to women in the west, if anything there is heaps of affirmative action.... yet men are constantly berated for dominating certain fields... Let me take a wild leap and presume you're not a female who has tried to gain a leadership position in the US, because if you we...

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by Kashmon
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Only a man can run an airline."
Replies: 137
Views: 10806

Re: "Only a man can run an airline."

you really think AAB was sincere? the western world is going to be stunned in 10 years when China and the Middle East start fully running the show... deep down none of these people even the younger generation believe in gay rights or equality of men and women or equality of races... and anyone who ...

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by Kashmon
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 666
Views: 39060

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018

Problem is that BA used to have the reputation as being one of the very best. These days there are dozens of airlines that are better. Why would anyone want to pay what would likely be a premium to fly an airline like BA when there are better and cheaper options? The ex-pats likely no longer have a...

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by Kashmon
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Only a man can run an airline."
Replies: 137
Views: 10806

Re: "Only a man can run an airline."

What? No one has said that women are incapable of being ramp workers or refuse workers. If someone did say that, I'm sure you'd see a similar reaction as you see with AAB's quote. You're making up a strawman here. But is certainly the case in society. They cry for equality in financial services pay...

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by Kashmon
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Only a man can run an airline."
Replies: 137
Views: 10806

Re: "Only a man can run an airline."

you really think AAB was sincere? the western world is going to be stunned in 10 years when China and the Middle East start fully running the show... deep down none of these people even the younger generation believe in gay rights or equality of men and women or equality of races... and anyone who t...

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by Kashmon
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad cutting one of two AUH-JFK-AUH flights
Replies: 21
Views: 4689

Re: Etihad cutting one of two AUH-JFK-AUH flights

JFK is sure taking its hits lately. The AA cuts, then EK and now this. We had a good run, but slow growth last year and a bunch of hits this year on the international front. The bright spot is Alaska, and that isnt saying much. DL is expanding,other international airlines are thriving... AA just is...

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by Kashmon
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is considering A350-1000ULR
Replies: 77
Views: 18691

Re: Airbus is considering A350-1000ULR

Luckely for them there are more. CX Yeah, hasn't CX been rather publicly crying for a stretched *and* longer-ranged A350? I remember it from all of the threads saying that they wanted to serve MIA. I'd definitely pay extra for a crew rest-type (a bit larger would be nice though) bed. I could see do...

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by Kashmon
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Delta Safety Demo with tribute to previous uniforms
Replies: 43
Views: 3809

Re: New Delta Safety Demo with tribute to previous uniforms

this is smart
their new Uniform is ugly
but when you compare it to their past uniforms.... the new uniform looks amazing!!

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by Kashmon
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker: AA might partner with UAE airlines
Replies: 26
Views: 4894

Re: Doug Parker: AA might partner with UAE airlines

considering AA is looking at abandoning international flying from any real MAJOR city in USA ( NYC/LAX/SFO) they desperately need partners... DL on the other hand goes straight for the challenge and announces BOM... Ridiculously false statement even by annonymos internet standards. really?! SFO- do...

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by Kashmon
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Only a man can run an airline."
Replies: 137
Views: 10806

Re: "Only a man can run an airline."

Judging by the audiences reaction, and his own backpedaling, yeah, it's pretty safe to say these comments were very unnecessary. The whole thread was unnecessary, only the immature public will hop on it as a "sexist" comment. Frankly, how many CEO women do we know running big airlines ? N...

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by Kashmon
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy's Inaugurates Flight From Milan to New York
Replies: 46
Views: 8282

Re: Air Italy's Inaugurates Flight From Milan to New York

Something many posters here are missing is that the interior seems hand-me-down because that’s exactly what it is. Air Italy’s A330s are temporary, until they get their 787s. For a look at their real interior go look at photos of the newly delivered 737 MAX...the A330s just have what Qatar left in ...

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by Kashmon
Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 482
Views: 44324

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

planemanofnz wrote:
BA on LHR - DOH - MEL, potentially, freeing up QR to open DOH - BNE? IMO, it's unlikely, but is a possibility.

Cheers,

C.


using Wet leased QR aircraft!

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by Kashmon
Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 666
Views: 39060

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018

QF should just close JQ now that they codeshare... JQ is not needed. JQ in New Zealand is profitable (albeit by a small amount). If JQ were to pull out, it'd only be handing this market to, say, the VA Group through TT, as the market can clearly sustain a second airline (even if only on trunk route...

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by Kashmon
Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Only a man can run an airline."
Replies: 137
Views: 10806

Re: "Only a man can run an airline."

I cannot believe some of the defesses. His actual statement was worse. Some jokes aren't made. Anyone defending this mans bigoted comments should be ashamed. Agreed. Al Baker hit a new low with these retrograde remarks about gender equality. But, the problem is that most of the Middle East countrie...

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by Kashmon
Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Only a man can run an airline."
Replies: 137
Views: 10806

Re: "Only a man can run an airline."

Judging by the audiences reaction, and his own backpedaling, yeah, it's pretty safe to say these comments were very unnecessary. The whole thread was unnecessary, only the immature public will hop on it as a "sexist" comment. Frankly, how many CEO women do we know running big airlines ? N...

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by Kashmon
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Only a man can run an airline."
Replies: 137
Views: 10806

Re: "Only a man can run an airline."

I'm not sure his actual quote ("Of course it has to be led by a man, because it is a very challenging position," Mr Baker said) puts things in a better light. No, it doesn't. There are more than a few women CEOs and leaders who could have Baker for breakfast and crap him out before lunch....

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by Kashmon
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker: AA might partner with UAE airlines
Replies: 26
Views: 4894

Re: Doug Parker: AA might partner with UAE airlines

considering AA is looking at abandoning international flying from any real MAJOR city in USA ( NYC/LAX/SFO) they desperately need partners...

DL on the other hand goes straight for the challenge and announces BOM...

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by Kashmon
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 482
Views: 44324

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

I must confess, as someone who’s been in the industry for a decade now, and whilst my experience is first hand anecdotal (and a gay guy) - there is still and element of a gentleman’s club on many flight decks (and I’d add engineering also) are woman or others decrimianted against in an institutiona...

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by Kashmon
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress
Replies: 129
Views: 15629

Re: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress

LHR 3rd runway should be studied by Historians in the 22nd century as an prime EXAMPLE of the reason the WEST declined in the 21st century....

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by Kashmon
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 482
Views: 44324

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

Alan Joyce says the way to address pilot shortage is to encourage my female students to become pilots https://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/aviation/alan-joyce-wants-more-girls-to-consider-pilot-careers/news-story/e50b5d4612738e54ec9543cb47f968e6 So over this PC Bull re women in the workforce. ...

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by Kashmon
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 482
Views: 44324

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

The Australian Airport Association has weighed into the QF/NZ codeshare deal saying it will lessen competition and potentially constraining the Trans-Tasman market calling for regulators to intervene The Australian Airports Association has called on regulators in Australia and in New Zealand to mak...

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by Kashmon
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 482
Views: 44324

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

So how do you explain the tiny percentage of pilots that are women? Do you believe that is all choice and that very few women genuinely want to be pilots? In our country, females have equal opportunity to participate in cadetship programmes etc. But you must have the correct education to qualify. I...

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by Kashmon
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 482
Views: 44324

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

Qantas plans to comply to China's request to refer to Taiwan as Chinese territory and not an independent country but needs more time https://www.reuters.com/article/airlines-iata-qantas/update-1-qantas-plans-to-change-taiwan-website-reference-but-says-needs-time-idUSL3N1T62WC Taiwan should just ret...

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