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by KLDC10
Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interflug IL-62 Landing on a Grass Field???
Replies: 42
Views: 4838

Re: Interflug IL-62 Landing on a Grass Field???

Barney, give it a rest will you? This whole flight was a non-standard operating procedure that was planned out in advance. Sure it was risky, but it WAS planned. would such a flight be planned or allowed today, unlikely. But this was the 1980s. At the same time we still allowed people to smoke insi...

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by KLDC10
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Future of the Nautica brand under ABG
Replies: 5
Views: 172

Re: Future of the Nautica brand under ABG

BlueberryWheats wrote:
Here are all the people interested.

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I'm interested in that aircraft ;)
The KLM MD-11, what a machine!

Anyway, Nautica, what? No opinion.

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by KLDC10
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lufthansa A380 economy seats
Replies: 24
Views: 3135

Re: Lufthansa A380 economy seats

Go for it. You'll receive the same service, albeit in a smaller cabin (which is a nicer experience to begin with). The crew downstairs don't serve the upper deck - there a dedicated FAs for that. It's quieter upstairs too.

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by KLDC10
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German Government (almost) in Crisis
Replies: 59
Views: 1367

Re: German Government (almost) in Crisis

but it is thoroughly enjoyable to learn. I would disagree ;) But four of my US friends feel the same, three of them studied German here for half a year and their book began with "learning German is pointless, because everybody there speaks English", which is a tat optimistic. it might ben...

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by KLDC10
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German Government (almost) in Crisis
Replies: 59
Views: 1367

Re: German Government (almost) in Crisis

Interesting how the polls vary. Don't they always? I stick to ARD deutschlandtrend and politikbarometer, since they use consistent methology over long periods of time. Namely that, if the CSU were to break away from the Union and contest elections throughout Germany as an entirely independent party...

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by KLDC10
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German Government (almost) in Crisis
Replies: 59
Views: 1367

Re: German Government (almost) in Crisis

But seriously, it seems to me as if Merkel has lost contact to the German people. I guess this happens when you are constantly in contact with other world leaders. Since she still is the most popular politician in Germany I find that doubtful. 57% approval rate ain't bad, many never reach that, and...

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by KLDC10
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 72 minutes layover in Boston
Replies: 8
Views: 359

Re: 72 minutes layover in Boston

I'm not sure I quite understand. Just to clarify; is your itinerary as follows: Newark - Boston on United Boston - Frankfurt on Lufthansa Frankfurt to Milan on Lufthansa ? If so, then you will need to transfer from Terminal B to Terminal E at Logan. You can do this by shuttle bus - lines 55 and 11. ...

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by KLDC10
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German Government (almost) in Crisis
Replies: 59
Views: 1367

Re: German Government (almost) in Crisis

Clearly the right wing leaders in Germany and Europe in general (and like Pres. Trump) are using migration/immigration as a wedge issue to make it look like they want to help the lower and middle class, but actually help the rich and corporations. I suspect that Merkel may have reached the end of h...

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by KLDC10
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German Government (almost) in Crisis
Replies: 59
Views: 1367

Re: German Government (almost) in Crisis

Seehofer resigns and become a a private citizen, since he much less popular than Merkel. For them it is a matter of survival, if they don't get 5% in elections in the whole country, it is bye bye parliament, so he needs 30-35% in Bavaria, with just 38.8% in the 2017 election he is probably in panic...

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by KLDC10
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German Government (almost) in Crisis
Replies: 59
Views: 1367

German Government (almost) in Crisis

Some non-American political drama for y'all. The spectre of the 2015 Migrant Crisis has once again reared its head in Germany, and, according to some political commentators, threatens to topple Merkel's already-fragile government. The quarrel takes place at the heart of the 'Union' between Merkel's ...

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by KLDC10
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 777 New Interior
Replies: 21
Views: 7227

Re: Delta 777 New Interior

That doesn't surprise me one bit, and I'd argue that AA was in the industry-leading position that DL is in today well into the 90s. I think that in many ways plays into what you might define as a toxic internal environment today at AA - there are still a lot of seasoned folks both in the air and on...

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by KLDC10
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 777 New Interior
Replies: 21
Views: 7227

Re: Delta 777 New Interior

I’ve worked on consulting projects with three of the four major US players in the industry, including Delta, and the hatred towards Delta is tangible. Is the Delta organization a bit arrogant? Absolutely, but they’ve earned their stripes and are by seemingly countless metrics objectively better at ...

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by KLDC10
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 777 New Interior
Replies: 21
Views: 7227

Re: Delta 777 New Interior

The noise cancelling headphones, slippers and amenity kit offered in PS as documented in Sam Chui's video add an extra touch to the premium experience. The 2-4-2 layout in PS is on par with the competition (e.g. Lufthansa Premium Economy aboard the Boeing 747), but the 3-3-3 layout in Economy really...

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by KLDC10
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: future AZ uniforms revealed when?
Replies: 24
Views: 2455

Re: future AZ uniforms revealed when?

readytotaxi wrote:
Such a waste of money, like re-arranging the deckchairs on the Titanic.


Don't worry, there will be for sure a cunning plan in place to stave off collapse. There usually is. It'll involve the Italian Post Office, the Education Department, or maybe even the State Railway Company ;) :duck:

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by KLDC10
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: future AZ uniforms revealed when?
Replies: 24
Views: 2455

Re: future AZ uniforms revealed when?

Nothing special at all - the "old new" uniform was much more unique than this latest attempt. As others have pointed out, it also seems to be a waste of money given Alitalia's perilous financial state - akin to rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. Perhaps we can look forward to a ne...

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by KLDC10
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Lockheed Super Star Restoration Project
Replies: 86
Views: 16751

Re: Lufthansa Lockheed Super Star Restoration Project

Meh - Germany has free speech laws as well, and with what he's written he's being harsh but well within his rights under German law. Also, himself and his blog being US-based, German law wouldn't really be applicable to begin with I believe. It's an odd law. Sometimes it is enforced, sometimes it i...

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by KLDC10
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011
Replies: 225
Views: 12178

Re: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011

Berlin Tegel (TXL) 2017! (Lufthansa 747-400)
And if you'd like to bring in other widebodies, I disembarked from an A340-600 by stairs there a month or two ago too.

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by KLDC10
Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 Air France unions plans strike
Replies: 153
Views: 19436

Re: 10 Air France unions plans strike

Next set of strikes announced - 4days commencing June 23. http://www.france24.com/en/20180609-air-france-unions-call-four-day-strike-end-june Also reports that interim non-executive chairperson will meet with unions next week and present a new offer aimed at ending the dispute. That's disappointing...

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by KLDC10
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)
Replies: 167
Views: 26370

Re: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)

The livery is simply cheap. But it fits in the Lufthansa Strategy. No one will remember Lufthansa anyway in Europe as (besides Frankfurt and Munich) everything in Germany and Europe will be covered by Eurowings. Lots of passengers tell me that Lufthansa stopped flying to Berlin, Cologne and Hannove...

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by KLDC10
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM ‘Officially’ Announces Lisbon
Replies: 22
Views: 2715

Re: LATAM ‘Officially’ Announces Lisbon

More than half of TP A332 fleet is already full-flat Business class in a 1 2 2 configuration. Unfortunately A340s are not. Thanks for the clarification. I'm not familiar with TAP's fleet plans, so I wonder if you'd be able to tell me whether the A343 will stick around long enough to receive the new...

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by KLDC10
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Lockheed Super Star Restoration Project
Replies: 86
Views: 16751

Re: Lufthansa Lockheed Super Star Restoration Project

https://leehamnews.com/2018/06/04/ponti ... g-history/


I'd be a bit more careful if I were him, given German laws on public defamation.
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Pilawt wrote:


I'd be a bit more careful if I were him, given German laws on public defamation.

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by KLDC10
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM ‘Officially’ Announces Lisbon
Replies: 22
Views: 2715

Re: LATAM ‘Officially’ Announces Lisbon

In J, LA’s hard product will undoubtedly be better, at 2-2-2 lie-flat. IIRC all the 2-1-2 old 763s were retired. I know TP has somewhat of a problem with hard product consistency among their fleet, even in Y. Should slowly stabilize as the A339s are phased in. You're right; looking at 'SeatGuru', i...

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by KLDC10
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM ‘Officially’ Announces Lisbon
Replies: 22
Views: 2715

Re: LATAM ‘Officially’ Announces Lisbon

More good news for LATAM. Looks like the route will be served by a 767 according to the article posted by the OP. That means that, depending on the configuration, it will be a 2-2-2 or a 2-1-2 seat layout in Business, with a 2-3-2 layout in Economy. It may not be the A350, but it's still a solid pro...

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by KLDC10
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New SY Paint Scheme Coming?
Replies: 52
Views: 4264

Re: New SY Paint Scheme Coming?

I'm not convinced by the font style they've chosen. It looks as if it reads "sun oountry" It could be Helvetica Neue Condensed, but the photographs aren't clear enough to make it out properly. If I had to give it to one, I'd probably give it to C, because the Sun Country logo actually incl...

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by KLDC10
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AccorHotels Looking to Acquire a Stake in AF/KL
Replies: 17
Views: 2252

Re: AccorHotels Looking to Acquire a Stake in AF/KL

Other newsoutlets are reporting that Accor is interested in the whole 14,1% share, which is now owned by the government. Cheers! :wave: That would be an interesting development. It would be good to see the French State finally give up their stake and in doing so eliminate the ridiculous expectation...

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by KLDC10
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM adding Munich
Replies: 54
Views: 6343

Re: LATAM adding Munich

Having flown LHR-MAD and back both on BA 777 and IB A340 as well as LHR-HEL on the AY A350 in business I disagree. Finnair comes first then IB on my list. Food wise IB but the AY hard product is great. It's subjective I guess. I gave the crew very high marks in my assessment of LATAM because I was ...

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by KLDC10
Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM adding Munich
Replies: 54
Views: 6343

Re: LATAM adding Munich

I flew that on an Avios redemption earlier this year. Absolutely fantastic flight, great crew. Not the greatest business class if you're flying longhaul with a stranger beside you, but I was lucky with an empty seat, and only short haul. The crew on my flight with them were fantastic - couldn't do ...

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by KLDC10
Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM adding Munich
Replies: 54
Views: 6343

Re: LATAM adding Munich

It will be a non stop flight. LATAM being the best intra-European biz class today says more about the sad state of Biz class in Europe than it says about LATAM (the latter's J is nothing to write home about). It compares favorably to Lufthansa's long-haul hard product in J, which is 2-3-2 on the Bo...

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by KLDC10
Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM adding Munich
Replies: 54
Views: 6343

Re: LATAM adding Munich

No other details so far but I could just imagine that it would likely be a daily 763 service. Any chance it could be a tag-on leg from Madrid like the Frankfurt flight? The article doesn't say if it will be direct or not. As it stands, the Business Class service aboard their FRA-MAD flight is the b...

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by KLDC10
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video of Hawaiian Employee Chucking Bags Posted on Twitter
Replies: 108
Views: 11233

Re: Video of Hawaiian Employee Chucking Bags Posted on Twitter

As others have pointed out, these are bags which could contain breakable and/or valuable items. Using the slide is not the problem, but the video clearly shows the individual concerned not bothering to take the bags to the top of the slide, but instead throwing them onto the slide in such a manner t...

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by KLDC10
Thu May 31, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Delta Safety Demo with tribute to previous uniforms
Replies: 43
Views: 3743

Re: New Delta Safety Demo with tribute to previous uniforms

That video seemed lengthy. Short taxi will be a challenge. Four minutes is quite long, but at least in this video, all the information is relevant. The latest version from Qantas is a full seven minutes long :shock: - it also includes a great deal of irrelevant rubbish; like Australians jumping int...

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by KLDC10
Thu May 31, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fanhansa 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 966

Fanhansa 2018

In 2014, in honor of the German National Football Team and the World Cup in Rio de Janeiro, Lufthansa painted eight aircraft with special 'Fanhansa' titles. Yesterday, Lufthansa released an advert on YouTube, which unfortunately is only available in German: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yE8sejZQd...

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by KLDC10
Wed May 30, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sukhoi: CR929 fuselage to have nine-abreast seating
Replies: 50
Views: 9770

Re: Sukhoi: CR929 fuselage to have nine-abreast seating

Don't know what you meant exactly with 'basics', but the main problem of Soviet Union products were quality control, poor materials and a institutional desire for rugged and sturdy, a combination which is not well suited to commercial operations with shoe-string profit margins. But the basics they ...

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by KLDC10
Wed May 30, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sukhoi: CR929 fuselage to have nine-abreast seating
Replies: 50
Views: 9770

Re: Sukhoi: CR929 fuselage to have nine-abreast seating

workhorse wrote:
With a lot of hard work, motivation, inspiration and yes, government support, everything is possible. No one believed the Soviet Union would be capable to send a human into space before the US and yet, it did.


Their airplanes weren't very safe though, were they? They couldn't get the basics right.

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by KLDC10
Wed May 30, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Watchdog group accuses Lufthansa of Price Hikes in wake of Air Berlin Bankruptcy
Replies: 66
Views: 6466

Re: Watchdog group accuses Lufthansa of Price Hikes in wake of Air Berlin Bankruptcy

As a matter of fact and to say it in plain German, the prices LH charged to theor customers did NOT Change. Due to the demise of a competitor, passnegrs who booked their flight on short notice had the choice to book in the available higher fare or go by rail or by car. Had LH revised ther fare stru...

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by KLDC10
Wed May 30, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)
Replies: 167
Views: 26370

Re: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)

It’s actually the guy from the design firm... justifying the large invoice to LH! Again, as should be clear by now: This design was done in-house by Lufthansa. Alexander Schaublitz is the Vice-President of Marketing at Lufthansa. Ronald Wild is Lufthansa's top in-house Designer. They are not consul...

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by KLDC10
Tue May 29, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)
Replies: 167
Views: 26370

Re: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)

You're wasting your time! It's standard practice to bash new liveries on this site, until they settle in. Then you get the "I didn't liket it at first, but it's starting to grow on me". I've seen it already on here, and you'll see it more into the future. :yes: It certainly feels like it!...

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by KLDC10
Tue May 29, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)
Replies: 167
Views: 26370

Re: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)

I think a few of the comments here are entirely unfair towards the two Gentlemen who were interviewed for the article. I'd like to point out that Ronald Wild has been an in-house designer at Lufthansa for years now, and that it was he who led the project to adapt the 1970s/80s retro livery for the B...

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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: 2333

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: 2333

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: 53
Views: 10611

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: 452
Views: 70731

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: 452
Views: 70731

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: 7215

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: 189
Views: 4598

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: 50
Views: 4085

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: 137
Views: 11497

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: 137
Views: 11497

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: 137
Views: 11497

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: 137
Views: 11497

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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