As I wanted to get to London on rather short notice, I decided to fly with U2/BE since their departure times suited my schedule quite well. Also, I've wanted to try BE's rather recently incorporated SEN-VIE service anyway. Off to Vienna Airport it was then, with the viewing deck as my first destinat...Jump to post
Not too shabby. Painted nacelles would have been nice but that clean red/white works much better than LH's approach, I'd say.Jump to post
Local discounter Hofer (better known as Aldi in the rest of the world) has launched its own joke airline today. Meet HOFAIR: https://www.facebook.com/HOFER.AT/videos/vb.216503361776825/1632619973498483/?type=2&theaterJump to post
Ryanair maybe overstretched the balance of greed and hundreds of skilled people left them for better working conditions. Its hard to rebuild an opposite image. With this move they could correct the mistake and we soon see some Ryanair flights operated by Laudamotion. Interesting. I'll remain quite ...Jump to post
These people are the best at NOT spending money. Yep. "These people" do have quite a history of rallying for humane working conditions as well, though. That a company want to spend less money possible and earn as much as possible should be normal for any business. As long as the low salar...Jump to post
[ If for Austrian standards you mean the laziness of most of the OS crews , you might be right. Nor I will negate that this is a general Austrian and Viennese in particular attitude. Fly Nicky crews were much more attentive, modern and pleasant, and I always preferred them to OS, when I could, for ...Jump to post
Excuse my language but these moves by Lauda are disgusting. This is now the third airline he's sold and I fail to see any other quality than pure greed with no regards for employees' or passengers' concerns in this man. From what's known so far working conditions at Laudamotion are extremely shabby ...Jump to post
So here we have one of the best-looking liveries out there on one of the best-looking A/C out there. The HA livery beautifully complements the 787-9 and I'm once more convinced that I've yet to see a livery that pleases my eyes more than Hawaiian's. Still, it's a bit of a shame that the A330-800 did...Jump to post
I'm kind of in shock about many of the replies in this thread. Yes, here we have a 3-year-old screaming for 8 hours which certainly is an unpleasant and stressful situation for everyone involved. However, some of the means proposed here to deal with children like that one make me sick to my stomach....Jump to post
I feel that I might be quite a bit more understanding towards the idea of support animals than most commenters here but this story seems inexcusable to me. The lady in question willingly killed. her. hamster. in order to get on that flight. That's not how you act towards a pet that allegedly support...Jump to post
Well, I'm honestly pretty excited about the new brand identity of LaudaMotion. NG and HG pre-AB had liveries that didn't meet my taste at all and the uniforms looked pretty unsightly to my eyes (these caps...). I'm curious to see whether the new brand will have a little classier presentation.Jump to post
Let's see how this pans out in the long run. I really hope that TC can make Niki work but I'm sharing seahawk's assessment that there'll probably be a party at LH HQ right now. TC is a much less worrisome opponent than IAG. Plus, there's also the tiresome aspect of Lauda himself getting to bask in r...Jump to post
Update: https://diepresse.com/home/wirtschaft/unternehmen/5358489/Hochspannung-im-Kampf-um-Niki A decision about the final buyer is expected to be made today but the process might not be finished before midnight. Both potential buyers (IAG and Lauda) have also campaigned for the personnel's favour, ...Jump to post
I expect hard facts, that proof your allegation. Only to say „seems“ is not enough. I would love to hear from you, elaborating about possible mismanagement. Let me preface this by saying that I wrote "it seems" because I personally haven't had any first-hand experience with Lauda and thus...Jump to post
I hope the Brazilian livery doesn't hold true. The yellow element on the tail is much too iconic to be shelved like that. I'm all in favour of modernising liveries from time to time but this should be done carefully and with a focus on introducing some unique, distinguishable features (like OS's &qu...Jump to post
Really sad to see them go. When I heard that the Austrian Fokkers would be retired, I booked a short trip to BEG in August, specifically to be able to fly the type at least once in my life. A splendid adventure, with my seat chosen specifically next to that beautiful Tay 650. I was not disappointed ...Jump to post
Only one round trip booked so far:
MUC-BCN LH A320
BCN-ZRH LX A321
ZRH-MUC LX CS100
Pretty excited to fly on the CS100 for the first time, even though it's just a short hop.
VIE-HAJ-VIE in April, probably on KL or SN.
VIE-DUB-VIE in August, leaning heavily towards EI.
I'm quite happy with that outcome. IAG's presence here will loosen LH's vice grip on the DACH market at least a little, even though VY's product probably won't be as comfortable as Niki's under AB. IAG also seems to offer employment contracts on-par with the previous ones, which is a pleasant surpri...Jump to post
...even though the HG livery was about my least favourite when flying as a kid. IMHO their shiny silver fly on the fuselage front is one of the most remarkable design features in civil aviation :yes: ! I always thought that fly looked tacky, much prefered the OS livery even back then. I actually li...Jump to post
Sad to see them go, even though the HG livery was about my least favourite when flying as a kid. Still I'm somewhat glad that LH didn't swallow yet another european airline. I love flying the LH family (and I still think that EW offers the best experience out of any LCC I've ever been on) but they'v...Jump to post
Quite happy with that outcome. From my amateur-ish perspective Boeing ruthlessly tried to extinguish BBD with their heavy-handed assault on the CSeries, screwing over DL in the process - and even though DL's decision now may have been made purely due to being offered a better deal by Airbus, it stil...Jump to post
No wonder Western Europe is screwed. People like yourself believe that you cant even deport illegal aliens because apparently that is a crime against humanity and could be equivalent to murder. We're screwed? Last I checked we were doing pretty fine. Meanwhile authoritarianism is on the rise in Pol...Jump to post
Concorde. Just a little bit before my time and such a seminal aircraft.
Caravelle: First jetliner in my home country (Austria). Recently saw one at the Flight Museum in Belgrade and somewhat fell in love with its shape.
B717: Snagged a cheap flight on a V7 717 this fall and the spool-up sound of these sweet BR715s just does everything completely right. Comfort-wise also miles ahead of the B738 I took on the connecting flight. V7 is already replacing theirs with A319s, so it looks like Europe will be left without th...Jump to post