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by KLDC10
Tue May 22, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Introducing Basic Economy”Fares To The US
Replies: 8
Views: 2257

Re: Lufthansa Introducing Basic Economy”Fares To The US

Complimentary 1x 8kg carry on Complimentary Meals and drinks Advance seat assignment for an extra fee (unlike EU light which reads as "fixed seat assignment at check-in") Luggage for an extra fee (same as EU light which also seems to allow that) No bonus and status miles (unlike EU light ...

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by KLDC10
Tue May 22, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Introducing Basic Economy”Fares To The US
Replies: 8
Views: 2257

Re: Lufthansa Introducing Basic Economy”Fares To The US

The question (unfortunately not answered in that press release) is whether the base Economy Fare will remain the same, with the new tier being introduced below, or whether 'Economy Light' will become the new base Economy Fare. That said, Lufthansa's ticketing options within Europe are very reasonabl...

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by KLDC10
Sun May 20, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER new terminal to open with rest of airport in 2020
Replies: 40
Views: 8462

Re: BER new terminal to open with rest of airport in 2020

A never ending Story. Politics should immediately replace the stupid laws ands regulations about closing TXL once SWXF/BER iopens and replace that with upodated and realistic rues and laws. I was at Tegel Airport the other day; my cursory observation is that I couldn't believe how busy it was. Luft...

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by KLDC10
Fri May 18, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV
Replies: 388
Views: 59304

Re: Plane down near HAV

Indeed, AA1334 would fit with the time of the crash due to the delay. Hopefully it is not that flight Hopefully :boggled: Because it's better if the victims aren't American? What an odd thing to say after such a tragedy. Yeah this came very strange to me as well. SCQ83 is a known and active member ...

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by KLDC10
Fri May 18, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV
Replies: 388
Views: 59304

Re: 737 crashes in La Havana

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-44176899
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Source here; but as far as I'm aware, Cubana don't operate the 737.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-44176899

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by KLDC10
Thu May 10, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 1854 DTW-DEN; Smoke in Cabin; Evac on Taxiway
Replies: 67
Views: 7164

Re: DL 1854 DTW-DEN; Smoke in Cabin; Evac on Taxiway

I feel that what bends ME out of shape is that on any given day, Customer are quick to tell the airline and it's staff how they SHOULD be doing their job. ANy slight inconvenience and suddenly they are owed the world. Customers will take 40min to slowly board the plane with all of their stuff, comp...

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by KLDC10
Wed May 09, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump announces North Korea frees 3 prisoners
Replies: 165
Views: 3640

Re: Trump announces North Korea frees 3 prisoners

There was a time when the negotiated release of hostages could be a common cause, and worthy of praise no matter on which side of the political spectrum one sits. Apparently no longer. Trump has done well to secure the release of the three American prisoners - it's a good sign and a strong step towa...

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by KLDC10
Sun May 06, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump says NO to historic Chinese censorship on Taiwan/HKG/Macau
Replies: 43
Views: 3561

Re: Trump says NO to historic Chinese censorship on Taiwan/HKG/Macau

You'd be right if it was part of a broader strategy, but it isn't. Getting the junta in Beijing angry about Taiwan being an independent country is just dangerous without making sure Taiwan can defend itself. "Stop bullying or we sell Taiwan all the F35, THAAD and submarines they want" wou...

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by KLDC10
Sun May 06, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirFrance-KLM's Janaillac Resigns
Replies: 136
Views: 10968

Re: AirFrance-KLM's Janaillac Resigns

Good info! Given the overstaffing AF has much bigger problems than the 7% pay raise. I’m guessing it’s out the question to cut back staff? I would imagine so. That would only lead to wider strikes unfortunately. While that is true it doesn't take contractors into account. How many customer service,...

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by KLDC10
Sat May 05, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirFrance-KLM's Janaillac Resigns
Replies: 136
Views: 10968

Re: AirFrance-KLM's Janaillac Resigns

Impressive difference. My guess is your average Frenchman sees Air France as a jobs program, not a private entity that must compete globally. Don't underestimate the differences within France. The vote about the offered deal was only lost by a small margin of AF employees and the French voted for E...

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by KLDC10
Sat May 05, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirFrance-KLM's Janaillac Resigns
Replies: 136
Views: 10968

Re: AirFrance-KLM's Janaillac Resigns

"Openness" usually works very well, and might work well for Air France. How about going on TV, talk to reporters, and show what the AF board offered and what the AF unions demanded. Open the books to the French public and show how much profit was made. Show how much each individual AF emp...

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by KLDC10
Sat May 05, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirFrance-KLM's Janaillac Resigns
Replies: 136
Views: 10968

Re: AirFrance-KLM's Janaillac Resigns

I agree totally, my niece is purser at KLMs and my nephew is cabin crew at KLMs, and they completely had it with their French counterpart. Does anyone know what the wages are of the French cabin crew/AF personel? As I understand they are very well paid. This video was posted in another thread: http...

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by KLDC10
Sat May 05, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirFrance-KLM's Janaillac Resigns
Replies: 136
Views: 10968

Re: AirFrance-KLM's Janaillac Resigns

I believe F-HRBE was having some kind of maintenance issue. Something to do with air conditioning or something of that nature. Looks like it's scheduled to leave in the next few days. I wouldn't be surprised if there was some truth to the matter of training pilots, but it just doesn't seem like it'...

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by KLDC10
Sat May 05, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirFrance-KLM's Janaillac Resigns
Replies: 136
Views: 10968

Re: AirFrance-KLM's Janaillac Resigns

The aircraft in question is 787-9, F-HRBF and a very quick search will show that this particular airplane has been fairly busy lately. As a matter of fact, it's a few hours out from Boston at this very moment. Actually, all of AF's 787s have been quite busy. The aircraft in the photograph is F-HRBF...

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by KLDC10
Sat May 05, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirFrance-KLM's Janaillac Resigns
Replies: 136
Views: 10968

Re: AirFrance-KLM's Janaillac Resigns

Also related to the ongoing problems: http://www.lefigaro.fr/conjoncture/2018/05/02/20002-20180502ARTFIG00068-air-france-un-syndicat-de-pilotes-bloque-un-787-sur-le-tarmac.php My French is less-than-perfect, but the basic message of the article is that Air France has been forced to ground a Boeing 7...

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by KLDC10
Sat May 05, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirFrance-KLM's Janaillac Resigns
Replies: 136
Views: 10968

Re: AirFrance-KLM's Janaillac Resigns

That's likely because Joon pilots have the same contract, while HOP! pilots do not. Which rather undermines the purpose of Joon in the first place. Again, the unions prevent the company from achieving significant cost-savings. Joon is not an LCC, it just costs the company a bit less than it would t...

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by KLDC10
Sat May 05, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirFrance-KLM's Janaillac Resigns
Replies: 136
Views: 10968

Re: AirFrance-KLM's Janaillac Resigns

That Joon saves significantly on employee costs is indicative how AF wages compare, sadly it isn't doable to make an exact comparison due to there being too many unknown variables. Interestingly enough, I believe that although the recent strikes do not extend to HOP!, they do, for whatever reason, ...

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by KLDC10
Fri May 04, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirFrance-KLM's Janaillac Resigns
Replies: 136
Views: 10968

Re: AirFrance-KLM's Janaillac Resigns

bennett123 wrote:
So who wants the job.


That's the question. Who would? It's a thankless task, and there are always hundreds of other people available to tell you how to do it better...

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by KLDC10
Fri May 04, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirFrance-KLM's Janaillac Resigns
Replies: 136
Views: 10968

AirFrance-KLM's Janaillac Resigns

There are a few ongoing threads about different events at Air France, but this probably deserves a new one: From the BBC: "Air France-KLM chief Jean-Marc Janaillac has announced his resignation after French staff at the strike-hit airline rejected a new pay deal. "I accept the consequences...

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by KLDC10
Fri May 04, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF / KLM announce 1st Quarter 2018 Results
Replies: 82
Views: 7388

Re: AF / KLM announce 1st Quarter 2018 Results

Hardly appropriate to blame pilots for industrial actions at AF. There are 10 unions that represent a broad coalition of jobs from ground staff, engineers, cabin crew and pilots. As far as Jean-Marc Janaillac he cut his own head off by putting his job on the line based on results on a company-wide ...

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by KLDC10
Fri May 04, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin A340-600 (G-VWIN) flew to the scrappers last month but Virgin has bought it back!
Replies: 69
Views: 14812

Re: Virgin A340-600 (G-VWIN) flew to the scrappers last month but Virgin has bought it back!

So is it just standard now to send four-holers straight to scrapping upon retirement? No sitting idle in the desert for years and years like their predecessors? What would be the point? They're not going to be converted into freighters, and who's buying used A340s? W5 would have loved it! Air Belgi...

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by KLDC10
Fri May 04, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF / KLM announce 1st Quarter 2018 Results
Replies: 82
Views: 7388

Re: AF / KLM announce 1st Quarter 2018 Results

KLM won't survive without AirFrance. Given that the two companies are largely un-integrated outside of the AFKL Maintenance department, it would appear that a good proportion of the benefits of their partnership are based on Codesharing and Joint Venture operations - both of which could be replicat...

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by KLDC10
Thu May 03, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Is Frankfurt airport aviation geek nirvana?
Replies: 15
Views: 1657

Re: Is Frankfurt airport aviation geek nirvana?

It's certainly a great place for any aviation enthusiast. I'd recommend the Airport Tour, which takes visitors by bus around the airfield - it's a great way of seeing a bit more of the operation than you might ordinarily do from the Terminal. You're right about the diversity of aircraft too. In the ...

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by KLDC10
Thu May 03, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A346s on European routes
Replies: 57
Views: 7646

Re: LH A346s on European routes

Going back to the A340; there are a few more MUC-TXL rotations scheduled over the next few weeks. Unfortunately there is no discernible pattern to the schedule, and some days there aren't any A340 flights at all. Regardless, if you're in the area of either Munich or Berlin in the next couple of wee...

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by KLDC10
Wed May 02, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A346s on European routes
Replies: 57
Views: 7646

Re: LH A346s on European routes

Going back to the A340; there are a few more MUC-TXL rotations scheduled over the next few weeks. Unfortunately there is no discernible pattern to the schedule, and some days there aren't any A340 flights at all. Regardless, if you're in the area of either Munich or Berlin in the next couple of week...

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by KLDC10
Tue May 01, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hasbro to acquire Power Rangers from Saban
Replies: 6
Views: 373

Re: Hasbro to acquire Power Rangers from Saban

Y'what now?

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by KLDC10
Tue May 01, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 Air France unions plans strike
Replies: 131
Views: 15493

Re: 10 Air France unions plans strike

Yes that is irritating, employees are the first in line when a company turns profitable - saying all the profit goes to shareholders - but are nowhere to be seen if there has been a loss. The same with these pilots. You are an employee, not an entrepreneur. That's true, but I do think that a profit...

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by KLDC10
Tue May 01, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: End of Korean war?
Replies: 104
Views: 3639

Re: End of Korean war?

These are all people with far greater knowledge of the matter than you or I Isn't this exactly how we got into Iraq? Vietnam? I hate to use what is becoming a cliche, but haven't you learned a thing? I don't get the impression that anyone is heading for a war. I'm all for a deal with North Korea, a...

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by KLDC10
Tue May 01, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: End of Korean war?
Replies: 104
Views: 3639

Re: End of Korean war?

"Some people think" is just about the weakest support you can have for a position. Meanwhile, people with actual knowledge of the matter seem to think the Iran deal is, on the whole, doing its job. President Trump Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu Senator Bob Co...

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by KLDC10
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: End of Korean war?
Replies: 104
Views: 3639

Re: End of Korean war?

Obama is gone, you have Trump now. This is about the end of the Korean War. Shall we talk about that, instead of a President of a gone by era. I might ordinarily agree with you, because Obama has nothing to do with the situation on the Korean Peninsula, but the comment there seems to be relevant. I...

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by KLDC10
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The most beautiful airplane ever built?
Replies: 84
Views: 4537

Re: The most beautiful airplane ever built?

Because it isn't fair on the others, I'm going to separate the beautiful Concorde into a category of her own: SST. In terms of sub-sonic passenger aircraft; for me it has to be the MD-11. What a stunning aircraft that is. Especially in KLM Blue. In terms of military aircraft: The Tupolev TU-95 is my...

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by KLDC10
Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VN A321 lands on runway under construction
Replies: 8
Views: 4464

Re: VN A321 lands on runway under construction

asuflyer wrote:
The entire crew was suspended.


I read this to include the Cabin Crew, is that correct? If so, what had they to do with it?

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by KLDC10
Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'Flying Under the Influence' charges against Air Transat Pilots dropped.
Replies: 21
Views: 3434

'Flying Under the Influence' charges against Air Transat Pilots dropped.

From the Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/uk-prosecutors-drop-charges-against-2-canadian-pilots/2018/04/26/4df3d3d6-4972-11e8-8082-105a446d19b8_story.html "Prosecutors have dropped charges against two Canadian pilots accused of preparing to fly a commercial air...

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by KLDC10
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines Brand Refresh and New Livery
Replies: 64
Views: 14185

Re: Austrian Airlines New Livery

On a different note, I think the speed at which livery updates are brought out in this company also says something about the way it is being managed; it seem to lack continuity. This press release suggests that this most recent refresh was done in alignment with the principles of the recent Lufthan...

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by KLDC10
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines Brand Refresh and New Livery
Replies: 64
Views: 14185

Austrian Airlines Brand Refresh and New Livery

Austrian Airlines have once again updated their brand and livery. The new version includes a splash of red below the vertical stabilizer, white engines and billboard titles. I think it looks much smarter than the old version. A photograph from Austrian Airlines on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/...

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by KLDC10
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair buying Azores Airlines?
Replies: 20
Views: 5236

Re: Icelandair buying Azores Airlines?

Actually 13 are in Portugal. I'm not sure you realize that the Azores are an archipelago of 9 main islands. Consequently 9 of those 13 Portuguese destinations are in the Azores. Madeira is also an island. I'm not sure what's so ridiculous about an airline whose main business model is to serve the A...

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by KLDC10
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: ~ Karibu tena ~ Air France | Paris – Nairobi Inaugural | B789
Replies: 12
Views: 5433

Re: ~ Karibu tena ~ Air France | Paris – Nairobi Inaugural | B789

Nice report. Looks like Air France offer a good service, though the surly welcome you received at the airport was unfortunate. The inclusion of Champagne in the Economy service is certainly the highlight of any Air France flight, and I really do think that their 787-9 is the best looking out there. ...

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by KLDC10
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair buying Azores Airlines?
Replies: 20
Views: 5236

Re: Icelandair buying Azores Airlines?

This is nothing like the DL/VS deal. VS is a provate carrier. S4 is not. The big challenge here is that Azores Airlines is a government owned airline that has always operated as a type of public service for the Azorean diaspora, without the need to be profitable, and with unrealistic employee/union...

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by KLDC10
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair buying Azores Airlines?
Replies: 20
Views: 5236

Re: Icelandair buying Azores Airlines?

It's natural. Azores Airlines has an A330 with a giant marine-dwelling creature painted on the side... :duck: Surely there must be some 757s involved in the transaction! It's all about the fish , after all. Must be! As we all know, the 757 is the only aircraft capable of carrying such a precious ca...

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by KLDC10
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair buying Azores Airlines?
Replies: 20
Views: 5236

Re: Icelandair buying Azores Airlines?

It's natural. Azores Airlines has an A330 with a giant marine-dwelling creature painted on the side... :duck:

I know the way out...

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by KLDC10
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Taking a trip just to fly on a specific type of plane
Replies: 92
Views: 3725

Re: Taking a trip just to fly on a specific type of plane

Once took a day trip starting out in Boston via Atlanta to Chicago in order to fly a Delta DC-9-50 on the ATL-ORD leg. I was a little worried that the DC-9 would be substituted for another aircraft type because I booked the trip a few months in advance, but everything came together on the day. By bo...

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by KLDC10
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM to introduce JAMCO Business Class Seats on the Boeing 787-10
Replies: 24
Views: 6884

Re: KLM to introduce JAMCO Business Class Seats on the Boeing 787-10

What I'd love to turn on and off at will onboard the 787 is the stupid window e-tint, marveling at the beauty of planet Earth is my #1 IFE and the 787's window dimmers allow the crew to "close" my window whenever they want. :mad: I hope the 777X/future Boeings won't feature this gimmick. ...

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by KLDC10
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM to introduce JAMCO Business Class Seats on the Boeing 787-10
Replies: 24
Views: 6884

KLM to introduce JAMCO Business Class Seats on the Boeing 787-10

KLM will introduce the JAMCO 'Venture' seat aboard the Boeing 787-10. The airline states that the news seats will "offer passengers greater personal space and comfort, with full-flat recline and an 18.5-inch entertainment screen. Another new feature is the “Do not disturb” button on the armrest...

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by KLDC10
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can a better way to transport pet be created in aviation world?
Replies: 45
Views: 2551

Re: Can a better way to transport pet be created in aviation world?

I think it can be. Unlike humans, you can stack pet crates. If you charge a ticket per pet, that means you can probably make more money per square foot transporting pets than transporting humans. Pets don't complain about leg room or expect inflight service. The biggest issue would be isolating the...

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by KLDC10
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Union action in Germany 10/04
Replies: 14
Views: 684

Re: Lufthansa cancels 800 flights amid strike action

Spiderguy252 wrote:
Quite typical from Lufthansa. After all, it had been a fair few months since the last strike.


As is clearly stated in the article linked by the OP and quoted again in his post, there is no strike on the part of Lufthansa employees, but rather public sector airport workers.

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by KLDC10
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS places order for 50 A320neo
Replies: 74
Views: 13356

Re: SAS places order for 50 A320neo

Makes sense that they wish to transition to a single fleet type, but it's a shame to see the 737 disappear from another major European carrier's fleet.

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by KLDC10
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: UA to introduce new and/or revised livery in the coming years
Replies: 186
Views: 30608

Re: Rumor: UA to introduce new and/or revised livery in the coming years

Whoa, and A320 is getting that livery too? That'll look sweet! :hearts: I can't see Boeing getting too chuffed about that tho :P The Boeing wave goes through the center of the radome, as exhibited on both the UA 787 fleet and the Boeing House Livery. Perhaps this scheme is different enough for Unit...

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by KLDC10
Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Global to be folded into Swiss International
Replies: 1
Views: 733

Re: Swiss Global to be folded into Swiss International

That is indeed good news. Although there wasn't any difference on the surface for passengers, I can't imagine it did labor relations any good. Nice to see that an agreement has finally been reached to consolidate the two groups.

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by KLDC10
Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH/BA dated equipment to DXB
Replies: 25
Views: 5380

Re: LH/BA dated equipment to DXB

There's no difference between the Business, Premium Economy and Economy cabins on a Lufthansa 747 and 748. The only difference is that the 748 offers First Class. The product remains competitive - would you prefer a 10-abreast 777 or a 10-abreast 747 in economy? I'd take the latter any day. Just bec...

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