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by worldranger
Fri May 25, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade
Replies: 147
Views: 9408

Re: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade

The long methodical slow march of justice in a civilized and democratic country like the Netherlands will prevail - eventually somehow, someone will pay.

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by worldranger
Thu May 24, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 143
Views: 27321

Re: Emirates Pilot Shortage

Due to an overwhelming and immediate email campaign from hundreds of EK pilots, mgt have reduced the destinations to 3 from 7 - JFK GRU BOS with 3 man ULR. This reversal came five days (w) after introduction of announcement. My understanding is that the next stage of the campaign will be multiple Sa...

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by worldranger
Wed May 23, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 143
Views: 27321

Re: Emirates Pilot Shortage

True to form, EK management are now calling in senior pilots for a “chat” after significant numbers of them registered their concern at the revision of crewing levels, warning letters and threats of dismissal are now occurring. The instruction for this came from the same person who is responsible f...

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by worldranger
Wed May 23, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 143
Views: 27321

Re: Emirates Pilot Shortage

The problem they now have is twofold: 1. As more exposure of this problems gets attention on social & mainstream media, the less attractive the airline becomes as an employer to a future pilot And; 2. The increased workload on the ULR sectors make it less attractive to stay. The end result is th...

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by worldranger
Tue May 22, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 143
Views: 27321

Re: Emirates Pilot Shortage

True to form, EK management are now calling in senior pilots for a “chat” after significant numbers of them registered their concern at the revision of crewing levels, warning letters and threats of dismissal are now occurring. The instruction for this came from the same person who is responsible f...

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by worldranger
Sun May 20, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 143
Views: 27321

Re: Emirates Pilot Shortage

You don’t need to have basings to have a commuting roster.

DXB based, consecutive days off to travel to a place of your choice. Your tax residency is your business to handle.

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by worldranger
Sun May 20, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 143
Views: 27321

Re: Emirates Pilot Shortage

I will also add that many of the options spoken about on this thread regarding basings, commuting rosters and reverse rostering have been presented to upper management over the years, they have been shown to be more sustainable and either 0 cost or cheaper, in every instance they have been rejected...

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by worldranger
Fri May 18, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 143
Views: 27321

Re: Emirates Pilot Shortage

What is this thread actually about? Let's put the title aside. That's what got me interested. But the more I read the more I think it's in danger of becoming a vent machine. A few more facts would be helpful. Do we know precisely the parameters of the announcement? For example, is it really 3 pilot...

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by worldranger
Thu May 17, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates starts storing the A380
Replies: 124
Views: 36685

Re: Emirates starts storing the A380

Yes 4 man JFK BOS EWR SYD GRU GIG MEL SYD reduced to 3 man. We are witnessing the decline of safety over commercial interests and possibly the decline of one of the greatest stories in aviation in the last 20 years. EK will not pay up for pilots (pay cut this year in real terms) - so they are leavin...

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by worldranger
Thu May 17, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 143
Views: 27321

Emirates Pilot Shortage

EK will now reduce their 4 pilot ULR ops to 3 man, due pilot shortage. I needed one more piece of evidence to be convinced by a regular poster EmiratesDriver & now I’m a believer EK are now dancing with fire and are willing, to in many pilots view, trade safety for profit. Not good...and in my v...

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by worldranger
Thu May 17, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates starts storing the A380
Replies: 124
Views: 36685

Re: Emirates starts storing the A380

Too many people on Anet seem only too pleased when the ME3 have the slightest reduction to their flying programme . And jump to wrong conclusions. Replace the bold/underlined text above with any given topic and you'll have every thread on a.net. Except of course I’ve been saying this for over a yea...

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by worldranger
Tue May 15, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3
Replies: 194
Views: 21826

Re: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3

Now that everyone is happy (not sure what US3 achieved)

Not saying it will happen tomorrow but who of the Majors would be the first to crack and enter codeshare with EK ex US?

I say UAL. IAD EWR ORD IAH SFO LAX. Fits like a glove.

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by worldranger
Sat May 12, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S., UAE strike deal resolving contentious airline spat
Replies: 44
Views: 7090

Re: U.S., Emirates strike deal resolving contentious airline spat

Let’s hope the Chinese govt subsidized carriers who are in the global alliances with the US3 - are forced to display arms length practices.

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by worldranger
Wed May 09, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Financial Performance for 2017-2018
Replies: 49
Views: 4930

Re: Emirates Financial Performance for 2017-2018

Full financial disclosure - show 16 deliveries next year with 11 retirements. Pretty slow growth compared to past. STC has mentioned the 789 in two separate interviews. EK did not order them. I’m going out on a limb and predicting 789 before 2022, possibly EY aircraft - somewhere in the 2019/20 time...

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by worldranger
Thu May 03, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet and the 787
Replies: 110
Views: 16381

Re: WestJet and the 787

YVR-DXB with EK code share onwards would be ineteresting

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by worldranger
Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates starts storing the A380
Replies: 124
Views: 36685

Re: Emirates starts storing the A380

Too early (just) to call it a shortage crisis - but the preponderance of evidence builds. STCs comments “150 short”, cancelled flights, frequency increases deferred etc But the latest news this week is that the dedicated cargo pilots have been told that they will now fly Pax flights on their standby...

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by worldranger
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flydubai won't locate to DWC. more destinations in Africa, Asia and Europe
Replies: 45
Views: 6713

Re: Flydubai won't locate to DWC. more destinations in Africa, Asia and Europe

I still don't understand how they can keep a fleet of 200+ aircraft.... 2/3 of worlds population lives within 8 hours of Dubai. Bangladesh and Pakistan combined have roughly the same pop of US. There are cities that people barely know of that have 1m plus population. Airline pax growth is doubling ...

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by worldranger
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK 380 pilots running out of flying hours.
Replies: 68
Views: 14310

Re: EK 380 pilots running out of flying hours.

Lightsaber - I enjoy reading your posts but you mentioned earlier that EK 777 pilots are being transferred to 380 - source? Re pilotless airplanes, the first airline in the US to try will be shut down by the unions. There is a nuclear battle plan in motion to defend against this, believe me ALPA &am...

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by worldranger
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK 380 pilots running out of flying hours.
Replies: 68
Views: 14310

Re: EK 380 pilots running out of flying hours.

Agree with other poster - general musings without specific facts leave the reader confused i.e. exact number of flights cancelled, number of pilots stood down, specific end user (passenger) impact - would help.

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by worldranger
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the ME3 become irrelevant?
Replies: 63
Views: 7890

Re: Will the ME3 become irrelevant?

I could see them failing. What is the one thing that every traveler cares more about that anything else? Safety. What if there were a series of targeted attacks against the ME3? Confidence would be destroyed, and as they are mostly transit locations... people can always transit through another loca...

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by worldranger
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the ME3 become irrelevant?
Replies: 63
Views: 7890

Re: Will the ME3 become irrelevant?

NCE-BNE, DUB-ADL, NCL-PER......I could name hundreds of parings between East & West, North and South - that will ensure a midd-ish point connector will always be relevant. Iterations will be tweaked but to answer your question...No they will continue to be relevant for the foreseeable future. It...

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by worldranger
Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Europe to Africa discussion
Replies: 73
Views: 6121

Re: Europe to Africa discussion

Does anyone else think the A321LR will be a key factor in bypassing the ME3/1 on EU/Africa

Long thin where WB too much?

BA AF LH TP IB would have ideal hubs to reach Africa with the right sized equipment.

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by worldranger
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK reducing, not adding in U.S.?
Replies: 129
Views: 15317

Re: EK reducing, not adding in U.S.?

No cancellations on the day per se....but the thread leads me to believe that this could be the factor on reductions. They would sooner reduce existing than cancel a launch due PR sensitivities. Pax load factor and revenue load factor (cargo, premium etc) are two different things. Total Yield Factor...

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by worldranger
Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK reducing, not adding in U.S.?
Replies: 129
Views: 15317

Re: EK reducing, not adding in U.S.?

It wouldn't surprise me in the least if they're pulling back. Dumping dirt-cheap fares to shuttle 500 seats back and forth to a tourist trap in the middle of the desert is not a sustainable strategy, no matter what the legions of EK fanboys will tell you. It's all got to come crashing down sometime...

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by worldranger
Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK ATH-EWR performance?
Replies: 23
Views: 6761

Re: EK ATH-EWR performance?

The bookings over this four day period ar e very strong both ways. Oversold in Y some cases It's Easter school vacation all over Europe and other parts of the World. Pretty easy to sell tickets this time of the year. There's a reason why the "Summer schedule" started this week for many ai...

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by worldranger
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK ATH-EWR performance?
Replies: 23
Views: 6761

Re: EK ATH-EWR performance?

The bookings over this four day period are very strong both ways. Oversold in Y some cases

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by worldranger
Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 15 Emirates 777-300ERs in storage - older & newer frames
Replies: 34
Views: 15228

Re: 15 Emirates 777-300ERs in storage - older & newer frames

Don’t rule out pilot shortage. This is something their PR Dept would never admit to but it’s a significant issue that keeps getting worse.

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by worldranger
Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: EK US routes' chance of being upgraded to the A380 ranked
Replies: 22
Views: 2995

Re: EK US routes' chance of being upgraded to the A380 ranked

I would like to suggest something. EK's flights to USA are mostly filled with pax from South East Asia and India. So increase in seats to US means increasing seats to the other part of the world also. EK has to consider both of them. Recently their seat allotment to India has been increased so that...

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by worldranger
Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH new livery to be ‘revised’ after only three weeks
Replies: 154
Views: 36140

Re: LH new livery to be ‘revised’ after only three weeks

So is that the tweaked version?

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by worldranger
Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates start BCN-MEX
Replies: 87
Views: 15922

Re: Emirates start BCN-MEX

Possible cargo popential here also. EK fly their 77F full from ZAZ to MEX regularly.

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by worldranger
Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2018
Replies: 291
Views: 18452

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2018

How’s JBs BUF LAX doing? Loads justify?

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by worldranger
Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Airline boss says US rivals 'need to grow up' and end the nastiest feud in the airline industry
Replies: 89
Views: 8923

Re: Emirates Airline boss says US rivals 'need to grow up' and end the nastiest feud in the airline industry

Writing this from a comfortable Business Class seat on board AA 777-200ER. Which about sums up what is good about them: the seats in J class, and WiFi. Whilst not all ME3 planes have 1-2-1 configuration in J (EK 777, QR A330s and B777s in old config) most do (EK 380s, QR 787 and A380 and A350, all ...

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by worldranger
Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to remove First Class from 777-200LR's to increase seat capacity
Replies: 63
Views: 3509

Re: EK unveils new B77L configuaration and social area

What I seem to have missed, is why are there changing the config in the first place? Why not keep it seven abreast? ... the new 77W are still coming with seven abreast, so it makes no sense! six abreast is dreadful use of 77L real estate.... Don't think it's a crewing issue... Yes, agree very puzzl...

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by worldranger
Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Airline boss says US rivals 'need to grow up' and end the nastiest feud in the airline industry
Replies: 89
Views: 8923

Re: Emirates Airline boss says US rivals 'need to grow up' and end the nastiest feud in the airline industry

One day a US3 next gen CEO will wake up and realize the advantages of a first mover play with an EK codeshare. And then layoff how many of their US citizen employees? Qantas seems to have done very well since its partnership with EK.... Which contributed to them ordering Boeing 787s which supports ...

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by worldranger
Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Airline boss says US rivals 'need to grow up' and end the nastiest feud in the airline industry
Replies: 89
Views: 8923

Re: Emirates Airline boss says US rivals 'need to grow up' and end the nastiest feud in the airline industry

kaitakfan wrote:
worldranger wrote:
One day a US3 next gen CEO will wake up and realize the advantages of a first mover play with an EK codeshare.


And then layoff how many of their US citizen employees?


None- US3 don’t compete on any of the DXB directs which feed one stop to multiple points in Asia, Africa and beyond.

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by worldranger
Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Airline boss says US rivals 'need to grow up' and end the nastiest feud in the airline industry
Replies: 89
Views: 8923

Re: Emirates Airline boss says US rivals 'need to grow up' and end the nastiest feud in the airline industry

One day a US3 next gen CEO will wake up and realize the advantages of a first mover play with an EK codeshare.

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by worldranger
Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH new livery to be ‘revised’ after only three weeks
Replies: 154
Views: 36140

LH new livery to be ‘revised’ after only three weeks

https://www.businesstraveller.com/busin ... ree-weeks/

Not a great ad for their branding research group.
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Too dark in adverse light apparently.

https://www.businesstraveller.com/busin ... ree-weeks/

Not a great ad for their branding research group.

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by worldranger
Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 73
Views: 5865

Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

DXB to close southern runway for 45 days due maintenance upgrade - APR/MAY 2019. Reduction in flying for all carriers with DWC offered as alternative.

DWC upgrade will be ready to handle up to 26m per year by that time.

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by worldranger
Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian planning Buenos Aires to Asia flights via Perth
Replies: 120
Views: 15723

Re: Norwegian planning Buenos Aires to Asia flights via Perth

Norwegian and LCLH in general are not in danger now - its when the next inevitable global downturn takes place. Those with debt and razor thin margins will be on thin ice.

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by worldranger
Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Toronto Schedule Change
Replies: 95
Views: 9422

Re: Emirates Toronto Schedule Change

The bank analogy is completely flawed because there is no lack of service as a result of that regulation. There are dozens of one stop destinations being denied to the consumer because of the Bi-lats If Canadians had to drive 30km to the nearest ATM to protect one Canadian bank - then it would chan...

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by worldranger
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK launches daily AKL - DPS - DXB flight on 77W
Replies: 75
Views: 9546

Re: EK launches daily AKL - DPS - DXB flight on 77W

The dynamics of dedicate Freighter are quite different and takes a lot of manueving with crews and empty inbound aircraft. They are better served in the freight heavy routes - HKG, NBO, AMS etc So a once weekly 777F would provide 110t of cargo ex AKL but a daily pax covers the cost of getting in out...

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by worldranger
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Toronto Schedule Change
Replies: 95
Views: 9422

Re: Emirates Toronto Schedule Change

Non of the above helps the consumer. Give them the choices that so many other countries offer their travellers

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by worldranger
Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Toronto Schedule Change
Replies: 95
Views: 9422

Re: Emirates Toronto Schedule Change

Making the Canadian consumer suffer for the interests of one company is wrong, regardless of govt subsidies (alleged in EKs case). In fact protecting AC is a subsidy Alliance code share partners of AC are subsidized I wonder has anyone done the analysis of how many city pairs would open up with one ...

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by worldranger
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK launches daily AKL - DPS - DXB flight on 77W
Replies: 75
Views: 9546

Re: EK launches daily AKL - DPS - DXB flight on 77W

Clearly, if cargo was their sole ambition they would have gone through CGK or any number of other Asian ports that would generate more cargo demand. You are missing the point made by multiple posts above - it’s NZ cargo heading to ME and beyond that cannot be carried on an A380 or 777 direct due pa...

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by worldranger
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to resume second daily service to LIS
Replies: 17
Views: 2518

Re: Emirates to resume second daily service to LIS

Most of the LIS cargo is trucked in from OPO - EK team have visited the OPO airport and they see potential there with the northern Galician market also.

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