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by Jayafe
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal cuts 3 routes in north Spain
Replies: 46
Views: 6704

Re: TAP Portugal cuts 3 routes in north Spain

I am not surprised. Those slots are too precious for half-empty ATRs on fire-sale connecting fares. TAP's strategy in that area had no sense. If no other international carrier serves LCG or VGO, it is for a reason. I assume you are mistaking international with legacy , unless you consider TAP and R...

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by Jayafe
Sat Sep 29, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 111
Views: 21329

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

Miami wrote:
It's a livery. Stop whining.


It's a design. Be professional.

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by Jayafe
Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 111
Views: 21329

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

Miami wrote:
I like this:
Image


On a 787 model? Really?

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by Jayafe
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: £80 million investment plan for Edinburgh Airport
Replies: 146
Views: 16356

Re: £80 million investment plan for Edinburgh Airport

I flew from the new EDI facilities last weekend and I can confirm: - The feeling is like entering a warehouse half-built. Even the finished parts look cheap and unfinished. Kind of MAD T1 (but 40 years later) - The seating is even more uncomfortable than it looks - Even the 3G signal struggles insid...

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by Jayafe
Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls identifies 787 Trent engine fix; cites air pollution cause
Replies: 50
Views: 10800

Re: Rolls identifies 787 Trent engine fix; cites air pollution cause

Air pollution, especially in large Asian cities , is believed to be one cause of reliability issues that have affected a large portion of the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000-powered Boeing 787 fleet. But the manufacturer says it is close to fielding a final fix to the problems. Dozens of 787s have been sitt...

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by Jayafe
Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways axes entire Hong Kong crew ahead of closure of base in city next month in Oct
Replies: 154
Views: 24531

Re: British Airways axes entire Hong Kong crew ahead of closure of base in city next month in Oct

Alex Cruz back on tracks again: cut, save, then cut again, then save again...

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by Jayafe
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Re: Indiana State Aviation: Part 16
Replies: 258
Views: 16016

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

Any new rumour about a LON interest for next summer?

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by Jayafe
Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is considering A350-1000ULR
Replies: 135
Views: 31820

Re: Airbus is considering A350-1000ULR

BawliBooch wrote:
The A350-1000ULR could just kill of the 777-8.


It seems it will indeed. Not that its life was quite healthy already tho...

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by Jayafe
Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon
Replies: 219
Views: 45682

Re: Britiah Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon

No professional in his right mind is falling for this Brexit panic mongering. I’m sorry to burst your bubble but I can tell you first hand that 99% of big players in London (banks, insurances, investment funds and trading houses) have spent the last 6 months dumping millions of £s in preparations f...

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by Jayafe
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 280
Views: 36451

Re: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018

As mentioned by a poster above, lack of capacity (willing) for handling the plane by JFK. No that anyone can be surprised by the attitude.

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by Jayafe
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tarmac increases A380 capacity at Teruel TEV
Replies: 0
Views: 549

Tarmac increases A380 capacity at Teruel TEV

As the second hand market keeps showing activity signs, the plans were already announced in January are progressing: http://www.tarmacaerosave.aero/news/index/after-having-redelivered-73-aircraft-in-2017-tarmac-aerosave-launches-2-hangars-a380-at-teruel/0/21 Now moving it forward, with the first the...

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by Jayafe
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Europa adds Madrid-Panamá
Replies: 17
Views: 2747

Re: Air Europa adds Madrid-Panamá

https://centreforaviation.com/news/ryan ... ces-675503
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SCQ83 wrote:
IMO 5 weekly for UX is quite a lot if they don't get COPA feed. Specially since their network out of Madrid is much smaller than Iberia's.


Is it?

https://centreforaviation.com/news/ryan ... ces-675503

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by Jayafe
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Nostrum and Cityjet to merge
Replies: 16
Views: 3317

Re: Air Nostrum and Cityjet to merge

One of the still legacy soft products merging with one of the worst airlines in Spain. I will miss Cityjet as much as I avoid AirNostrum. I assume AirNostrum's dirty policies will be mirrored by CityJet. Curious about this affecting codeshares with IB. Their customers wanted London city airport comp...

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by Jayafe
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volga-Dnepr Group Purchases 5 747-8F, commits to 29 777F's
Replies: 53
Views: 8546

Re: Volga-Dnepr Group Purchases 5 747-8F, commits to 29 777F's

Doesn't this belong to the air show dedicated topic?

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qf789 wrote:
3 firms orders plus 2 options for undisclosed customer from Spain

https://twitter.com/AvGeekJames/status/ ... 1269474304


That must be Air Europa

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by Jayafe
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Politics spill over to the cockpit: one Argentinian union is asking its members to read this to paxs
Replies: 20
Views: 4185

Re: Politics spill over to the cockpit: one Argentinian union is asking its members to read this to paxs

It's pure politics. Unions using the cockpit to spread its message and propaganda to the passengers. Crying and non sense. That'd actually make not fly in such companies again.

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by Jayafe
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: Boeing and Embraer announce merger
Replies: 56
Views: 13029

Re: Breaking: Boeing and Embraer announce merger

...I'm expecting Bombardier to fully exit the commercial aircraft scene within the next two years. I hope that's a joke, or a statement as brave as your "Embraer to still compete for the JetBlue order, wait for it" the day before the A220 order was announced. Happy to see a trend of poor ...

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by Jayafe
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Inbound Int'l Flight Security Questioning - US vs. Foreign Airlines
Replies: 20
Views: 1489

Re: US Inbound Int'l Flight Security Questioning - US vs. Foreign Airlines

I'll never understand how we are any safer answering these questions. Every pax going to the US has gone through the same security as the passengers heading elsewhere. Thus, regardless of the 'interview', they've been through security... Because they like feeling special and keep the public scared.

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by Jayafe
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 190
Views: 57357

Re: Istanbul New Airport, Latest Pictures

Not really. The US Department of State considers Turkey as "Level 3: Reconsider Travel" "due to terrorism and arbitrary detentions". So on the same level as Pakistan, Venezuela, Congo, Sudan or most of Mexico. https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladv...

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by Jayafe
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet Receive their First A321neo
Replies: 42
Views: 7434

Re: easyJet Receive their First A321neo

The windscreen "mask" is a standard feature on the A350 and A330N but isn't offered on the A320 series, unless the airline makes it part of their livery (a la AC). I don't think that's correct, in fact you seem to be completely wrong about that: https://farm1.staticflickr.com/841/41473914...

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by Jayafe
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IBERIA´s New Cabin and Ground Crew Uniform (2019)
Replies: 38
Views: 6315

Re: IBERIA´s New Cabin and Ground Crew Uniform (2019)

SCQ83 wrote:
Not to mention it would be much cheaper to have only one type of uniform or a gender-fluid uniform.


Will guys be allowed to wear a skirt? Political correctness is getting out of shape, we deserve more and more becoming extinct... :banghead:

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by Jayafe
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is A220 still a regional jet?
Replies: 108
Views: 13414

Re: Is A220 still a regional jet?

Metjetceo wrote:
Philosophical Question:
If you have more than 100 seats and you are branded as Airbus, are you still an RJ?


It was before, and now it's not cause a different label? That's not a philosophical question, it makes no sense at all.

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by Jayafe
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300
Replies: 354
Views: 47764

Re: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300

SteelChair wrote:
The A319 was dead already. Dead on arrival. DOA.


The A319Neo. The A319 has sold a solid almost 1500 units, not quite calling that a DOA plane.

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by Jayafe
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300
Replies: 354
Views: 47764

Re: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300

That reasoning only works if the 320 was in competition with the 220, which really doesn't seem to be the case. How can you say this when it clearly just happened? Are the facts of the matter that hard to comprehend? I guess you have missed that competition with the 737-7 (and for extension the A31...

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by Jayafe
Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Jetblue E190 Decision imminent and Europe news?
Replies: 217
Views: 35797

Re: Rumor: Jetblue E190 Decision imminent and Europe news?

ytz wrote:
Why? What passenger would want a less comfortable airplane?


Most of the ones who get a ticket in a 787 9Y do...

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by Jayafe
Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders
Replies: 443
Views: 107435

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders

With the addition of regional jets now a done deal it's time to look at the value of sales and delivery closer. Counting a A220 equally with an A380 when the latter costs five times more is just stupid. Considering that here so far a 737-7 and a 787-10 were dropped into the same bag, I’d say you lo...

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by Jayafe
Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300
Replies: 354
Views: 47764

Re: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300

Because of Airbus and Boeing’s financial power, it was impossible for bombardier to market the CS300, because of market trashing by 737 and A319. This was deemed a credible threat and the CSeries program financially died. Then Airbus suddenly sells the CS300 no problem and may even make big profit ...

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by Jayafe
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220
Replies: 217
Views: 31983

Re: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220

sergegva wrote:
I thought it was the first narrowbody aircraft with composite parts, a la 787/A350.


The A380 is a wide body that had composite parts before those two.

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by Jayafe
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canada is perfect and never does anything wrong.
Replies: 69
Views: 2022

Re: Canada is perfect and never does anything wrong.

...Our system is so f-ed up, people have no idea what anything costs. https://www.healthsystemtracker.org/chart-collection/quality-u-s-healthcare-system-compare-countries/ Not just the system, the whole country.... Huh? I know what things cost in just about every aspect of my life. I feel sad about...

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by Jayafe
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2443
Views: 57046

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

Arion640 wrote:
N14AZ wrote:
What a mess... that’s why I am not a fan of public ballots.


So not a fan of democracy of then?


Democracy is a system to elect representatives. The dictatorship of the opinion of 50%+1 is far from democracy. But hey, it's an easy flag to throw, isn't it?

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2122M wrote:
...Our system is so f-ed up, people have no idea what anything costs.

https://www.healthsystemtracker.org/cha ... countries/


Not just the system, the whole country....

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by Jayafe
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU attitude on death penalty.
Replies: 143
Views: 3559

Re: EU attitude on death penalty.

You and your stupid human rights bullshit, some people simply don’t deserve to live.... So, according to your logic, if I for any reason decide that you don't deserve to live, I'm allowed to kill you? :duck: Ro me it really is a question of: Why are a woman's reason to terminate a baby superior to ...

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by Jayafe
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabian Airlines in Boeing 777X Order Talks
Replies: 19
Views: 3562

Re: Saudi Arabian Airlines in Boeing 777X Order Talks

Strato2 wrote:
The US/SA symbiosis make this order a foregone conclusion.


Indeed, political pressure seems to be the strongest argument for this deal. There it goes then.

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by Jayafe
Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 648
Views: 179843

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Are we aware of which customers have selected masked Neos ala IB?

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by Jayafe
Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad CEO lays out restructuring plans
Replies: 145
Views: 29070

Re: Etihad CEO lays out restructuring plans

intothinair wrote:
Now that Etihad will be dumping all the A380s, 77Ws, A330s, and resort to only the 787s and A321LRs as many posters in this thread have mentioned...


When you say “many posters”, you mean you, right?

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by Jayafe
Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA: Seat size not their concern
Replies: 124
Views: 13104

Re: FAA: Seat size not their concern

Shame on them. Time for EASA and the EU commission to raise the standards. I think that a 28" seat pitch is great. Not to sit in but ... So now seats exist to allow the company to squeeze passenger's pocket threatening with pain instead of to seat. I assume you would see amazing if they start t...

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by Jayafe
Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: £80 million investment plan for Edinburgh Airport
Replies: 146
Views: 16356

Re: £80 million investment plan for Edinburgh Airport

Arrivals areas just need to be functional, it's not like people pick up their checked baggage and then hang around...... they're out of there as quick as possible. Airports don't make much money off arriving passengers... So not having a finished ceiling is a new acceptable building standard? After...

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by Jayafe
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eric Schulz not the best candidate to replace John Leahy at Airbus?
Replies: 30
Views: 4236

Re: Eric Schulz not the best candidate to replace John Leahy at Airbus?

Paranoia and smoke coming from a rumour of a guy who shifts opinion more often than jeans. Nothing to see here, except the usual "this company/plane is doomed..."

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by Jayafe
Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's coming to the FAB Air Show?
Replies: 10
Views: 1218

Re: What's coming to the FAB Air Show?

Passedv1 wrote:
Are we anticipating a 797 announcement from Boeing?


It only took 6 posts :rotfl:

PS: No.

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by Jayafe
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HiFly takes delivery of first A380
Replies: 179
Views: 51775

Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

What Norwegian destinations in the U.S. can accept A380s? LAX, JFK, BOS, ...? Norwegian destinations in the US : https://www.virtualnorwegian.net/destinations/ A380 capable airports : I mean that has a gate and ground infrastructure to support an A380. A380s have landed at OAK but there isn't a gat...

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by Jayafe
Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: According to Flightglobal fate of Gulf Air A220 order depends on 'agreements'
Replies: 69
Views: 17884

Re: Gulf Air to cancel C-Series order

mercure1 wrote:
Gulf Air management has confirmed that they will not take the 10 C-Series ...
Gulf Air instead is set to build its the short- and medium-haul fleet around Airbus A320 and A321 family.


Money going from one pocket to the other!

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by Jayafe
Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 561
Views: 101601

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

You're calling $20-25 billion (conservatively) in development costs plus another few billion in losses on the almost 200 airplanes they delivered at a loss not a heavy loss for Airbus? Whoa!!! That's simply not true. The 787 and A350 have created hundreds of city pairs that did no exist prior to th...

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by Jayafe
Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Argentina deregulates its domestic airfares
Replies: 25
Views: 3314

Re: Argentina deregulates its domestic airfares

dcajet wrote:
Even w/o this deregulation, I find that airfares in Argentina are quite affordable actually


Last year they tried to charge me more for a EZE-VVI than what IB charged me for MAD-LIM. And was not "just unlucky" or temporary.

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by Jayafe
Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders
Replies: 443
Views: 107435

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders

george77300 wrote:
pabloeing wrote:
¿2 A332 for LEVEL from IAG?


Yes. The 2 A332 for IAG are some more for Level.


Or to replace the ones that Level took on behalf of IB?

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by Jayafe
Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HiFly takes delivery of first A380
Replies: 179
Views: 51775

Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

.... and by the way, I just counted: HiFly will be the 14th A380-operator. To be honest, I don't see it lasting long. Not knowing the lease agreement, I think the 380 is going to be a very big money pit for HiFLY. You don't know the lease agreement, you dislike the plane, and yet still have a solid...

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by Jayafe
Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Undisclosed Order for 10 A330NEOs and 10 A350s
Replies: 107
Views: 17548

Re: Undisclosed Order for 10 A330NEOs and 10 A350s

Momo1435 wrote:
Just for clarification, the A330neo order and the A350 order are separate orders.

The A350 is for a new customer, Airbus doesn't mention the same for the A330neo order, so it looks like it's a top-up order by an existing customer.


Then indeed TAP and Delta are the strongest candidates for the Neo.

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by Jayafe
Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 78
Views: 25034

Re: Airbus A330 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Isn’t Level getting 3 more A332s to reach their planned 7 strong fleet? Either they have to get 3 more from Airbus (via the IB order) or will they take the last used, from IB? Some of the new ones should be sent back to IB, desperately short in fleet and still suffering the "Level" experi...

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by Jayafe
Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is LEVEL replacing Vueling?
Replies: 62
Views: 10361

Re: Is LEVEL replacing Vueling?

aemoreira1981 wrote:
Now that there is a unique AOC off of which LEVEL could be operated (an Austrian AOC), I expect that LEVEL will become its own airline fully, not using IB crews, but rather using OpenSkies crews.


It would also be nice if they finally send those A330s back to IB...

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by Jayafe
Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad CEO lays out restructuring plans
Replies: 145
Views: 29070

Re: Etihad CEO lays out restructuring plans

Armodeen wrote:
They can get rid of the A380... and concentrate on (a reduced final amount) of 787s and A320/1.


And where do you suggest they will get the slots from to not cut capacity in more than half, with LHR for instance?

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