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by Blerg
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Laudamotion's first aircraft in revised livery
Replies: 28
Views: 6523

Re: Laudamotion's first aircraft in revised livery

It somehow has a bit of a retro look which is great. Do we know how many aircraft will be painted in teh new livery?

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by Blerg
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT news thread - 2018
Replies: 174
Views: 22811

Re: LOT news thread - 2018

Will LO be adding more planes before the 2019 summer season? How are the facilities at WAW? Are they coping well with all this growth? Apart from the already mentioned 4 EMB-190 aircraft and 3 B787-9 there are also some B737-8MAX to joint the fleet before S2019. As a matter of fact the 5th Max for ...

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by Blerg
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT news thread - 2018
Replies: 174
Views: 22811

Re: LOT news thread - 2018

Will LO be adding more planes before the 2019 summer season? How are the facilities at WAW? Are they coping well with all this growth?

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by Blerg
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Terminated AF destinations
Replies: 26
Views: 1456

Re: Terminated AF destinations

BEG was discontinued back in 2005 I think. AF said that despite good loads they couldn't make any money with their cost structure. They signed a code-share agreement with JU which took over the market.

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by Blerg
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation November 2018
Replies: 84
Views: 8997

Re: Turkish Aviation November 2018

A380 does not make sense for TK because business model is based on frequency I will be flying KBP-IST-FRA next week, all segments under 1500 nm, all with A330 frames. KBP seldom sees a narrowbody, at the same time being one of the closest destinations just 650 nm from IST. FRA (like LON and other b...

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by Blerg
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 269
Views: 22014

Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Royal Jordanian to stop operations of Royal Wings at the end of this month - The move was taken as a result of the high operating costs, and the subsequent losses incurred by Royal Wings over the past years https://www.traveldailynews.com/assets/thumbnails/89/89b72ef854c560142b99835f7cf876a4.jpg Wh...

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by Blerg
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways converts 10 A321neo into A321neoLR’s
Replies: 8
Views: 1871

Re: Qatar Airways orders 10 A321NEO-LR

Makes me wonder if Qatar existed and was a relevant player in the 1980s if they would have gone for the B752. Isn't the A321neo the best there is for its replacement?

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by Blerg
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1147
Views: 144756

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Could HEL overtake ARN down the road to become the third busiest airport in the Nordic region? I am not saying it will happen this or next year but let's say in the next five years? Only if Sweden messes up its economy and Finland does not, which is possible though unlikely. Extending the train net...

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by Blerg
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BeNeLux aviation - 2018
Replies: 160
Views: 17107

Re: BeNeLux aviation - 2018

Interesting that GRQ had 37% more movement but 'only' 7% more passengers. Did someone expand without there being that much demand or is there some other reason?

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by Blerg
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1147
Views: 144756

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Could HEL overtake ARN down the road to become the third busiest airport in the Nordic region? I am not saying it will happen this or next year but let's say in the next five years? If the growth rate remains the same, HEL might handle up to 25 million passengers in 2021. Also, I remember having re...

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by Blerg
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1147
Views: 144756

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Could HEL overtake ARN down the road to become the third busiest airport in the Nordic region? I am not saying it will happen this or next year but let's say in the next five years?

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by Blerg
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oldest B733 currently in service to be donated to a museum
Replies: 15
Views: 4939

Re: Oldest B733 currently in service to be donated to a museum

Despite its age, it's far more reliant than the A319/320 fleet. Really? Do you have any evidence to backup this absurd claim? I worked for Air Serbia so I know from first hand experience. For example last summer in addition to running charters the B733s had to operate regular flights when one of th...

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by Blerg
Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oldest B733 currently in service to be donated to a museum
Replies: 15
Views: 4939

Re: Oldest B733 currently in service to be donated to a museum

Now that is awesome! That 737-300 has a lot of stories to tell, but that thing is 32 years old!! Despite its age, it's far more reliant than the A319/320 fleet. The B733 is such a magnificent aircraft, I will be sad to see it go. I was extremely happy when our Atr got replaced by YU-AND some months...

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by Blerg
Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: News Report: OU bankruptcy imminent
Replies: 35
Views: 11087

Re: News Report: OU bankruptcy imminent

Split is some 400 km from Zagreb so it takes way less than 4 hours to drive. 4 hours via toll road, closer to 5 hours otherwise and that's in good traffic conditions. Point being that the cheapest fare to fly from ZAG to SPU is €80 and it doesn't include any luggage. A lot of people are price sensi...

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by Blerg
Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oldest B733 currently in service to be donated to a museum
Replies: 15
Views: 4939

Re: Oldest B733 currently in service to be donated to a museum

Amazing to think there are some -200s younger than this. One of them is stored at BEG. It used to belong to Aviogenex, a Yugoslav charter airline which was liquidated in 2014. Its aircraft, YU-ANP, was delivered brand new in 1987. In the last few years of their existence they had to carry many spar...

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by Blerg
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oldest B733 currently in service to be donated to a museum
Replies: 15
Views: 4939

Oldest B733 currently in service to be donated to a museum

Good morning, Air Serbia has confirmed that its oldest B733 currently in service, YU-AND, will be retired in 2020 after which it will be donated to the Serbian aviation museum located right next to the airport. This particular aircraft was delivered to JAT back in 1985 and it became the first Europe...

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by Blerg
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: News Report: OU bankruptcy imminent
Replies: 35
Views: 11087

Re: News Report: OU bankruptcy imminent

As we have said in previous threads, we have too many small legacy carriers still in Europe many limping along with no reason for their existence outside of national pride. While I have no problem with state funded carriers, the reality of the EU is that the market must be allowed to cleanse these ...

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by Blerg
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 269
Views: 22014

Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Royal Jordanian CEO says manufacturers in ‘head-to-head race’ for new jet order CAIRO (Reuters) - Royal Jordanian expects to decide in the first quarter next year on an order for over 20 narrow-body aircraft, the Middle East airline's chief executive said on Tuesday. The Amman-based carrier is in t...

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by Blerg
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: News Report: OU bankruptcy imminent
Replies: 35
Views: 11087

Re: News Report: OU bankruptcy imminent

Really that would be a petty but with Ryanair & EasyJet offering direct flight to numerous markets it is hard to compete. Would be more difficult/expensive for the local population to correct to long haul flights. As other poster has mentioned, integrating it in Eurowings would be the most logi...

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by Blerg
Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 1816
Views: 102276

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Do we know which London airport they would go for? LGW?

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by Blerg
Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: News Report: OU bankruptcy imminent
Replies: 35
Views: 11087

Re: News Report: OU bankruptcy imminent

Zagreb-Split is 4h30' by road and those are the two largest Croatian cities. I wouldn't call that easily reachable. For a reason ZAG-SPU and ZAG-DBV are flown multiple times a day by OU. And then there are also ZAG-ZAD and ZAG-PUY and the OSPs between the "provincial cities" (e.g. SPU-PUY...

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by Blerg
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 1816
Views: 102276

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Looking at those maps I can't stop thinking how perfectly India is positions to be a home for a global hub airport, better than any MEB3. Unfortunately I don't see it happening anytime soon. Maybe IndiGo does something once all those aircraft start arriving.

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by Blerg
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 1816
Views: 102276

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Breaking: IndiGo converts orders for 125 Airbus A320neos to bigger A321NEOs https://twitter.com/anuragkotoky/status/1060941594927476736 Any idea from when these 125 will be heading to India? The 1st 321N will be arriving this month acc to reports. So with these A321N, we can probably see a "BU...

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by Blerg
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: News Report: OU bankruptcy imminent
Replies: 35
Views: 11087

Re: News Report: OU bankruptcy imminent

How about Aegean Airlines buying them? They have done a great job in a very similar market. The Greek market is similar to Croatia, very busy during the summer, and very low during winter. Well, Greece is a significantly larger market, plus A3 has the obvious benefit of having one airport base inst...

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by Blerg
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 1816
Views: 102276

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Breaking: IndiGo converts orders for 125 Airbus A320neos to bigger A321NEOs https://twitter.com/anuragkotoky/status/1060941594927476736 Any idea from when these 125 will be heading to India? The 1st 321N will be arriving this month acc to reports. So with these A321N, we can probably see a "BU...

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by Blerg
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: News Report: OU bankruptcy imminent
Replies: 35
Views: 11087

Re: News Report: OU bankruptcy imminent

Sad to see another European flag carrier go under. Hope it doesn't happen. They recently cut a newly introduced DUB route after only a few months. This is the consequence of the EU in some industries. Aviation in the EU is fully open to all EU airlines. Countries can't do anything to protect flag c...

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by Blerg
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1147
Views: 144756

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Great news for Norwegian I guess. Yields should slightly improve now that they have a monopoly on this route. AirBaltic is starting TLL-OSL It is a bit crowded route with SK, DY, bt and lo... Also ba will stop Lhr tll as they have to fight with wizz, bt, and someone else I forgot. TLL-OSL is not su...

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by Blerg
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: News Report: OU bankruptcy imminent
Replies: 35
Views: 11087

Re: News Report: OU bankruptcy imminent

Actually those were not operated from ZAG but from OSI. They were teamed up with some tour operator but it didn't work out in the end. A friend of mine flew once with them and they were 25 passengers onboard. OU considered ZAG-DUB but nothing came out of it. ZAG-DUB had been flown regularly through...

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by Blerg
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: News Report: OU bankruptcy imminent
Replies: 35
Views: 11087

Re: News Report: OU bankruptcy imminent

ZAG-DBV might work but all other destinations are easily reachable by road. Croatian government is subsidizing these domestic flights so there might be some interested parties who might apply. Zagreb-Split is 4h30' by road and those are the two largest Croatian cities. I wouldn't call that easily r...

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by Blerg
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1147
Views: 144756

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

https://news.err.ee/875740/nordica-to-c ... in-january


Great news for Norwegian I guess. Yields should slightly improve now that they have a monopoly on this route.
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Nami wrote:
Nordica's route to OSL will also be dropped in January (along with AMS and LED).

https://news.err.ee/875740/nordica-to-c ... in-january


Great news for Norwegian I guess. Yields should slightly improve now that they have a monopoly on this route.

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by Blerg
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: News Report: OU bankruptcy imminent
Replies: 35
Views: 11087

Re: News Report: OU bankruptcy imminent

Sad to see another European flag carrier go under. Hope it doesn't happen. They recently cut a newly introduced DUB route after only a few months. Actually those were not operated from ZAG but from OSI. They were teamed up with some tour operator but it didn't work out in the end. A friend of mine ...

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by Blerg
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1147
Views: 144756

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

DY is ending OSL-SJJ but will keep on operating flights from CPH and ARN though.

W6 also tried TZL-TRF but it failed.

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by Blerg
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BeNeLux aviation - 2018
Replies: 160
Views: 17107

Re: BeNeLux aviation - 2018

I am surprised Pobeda doesn't start CRL. They seem just to fly to every other Ryanair airport. It seems though Pobeda is quite oriented to Russian tourists on holidays, city breaks and maybe some VFR. I assume there are more Russian tourists in Netherlands than in Belgium (particularly in Southern ...

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by Blerg
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3rd runway for MUC suspended by 5 years
Replies: 52
Views: 6605

Re: 3rd runway for MUC suspended by 5 years

Good decision. Carsten Sporh recently even said LH did not need the 3rd runway and it was not a priority at this stage. He saw the need by 2030 maybe, but in meantime MUC could instead see larger aircraft types, and increased use of rail for domestic passengers. http://www.airliners.de/nach-bayern-...

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by Blerg
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: News Report: OU bankruptcy imminent
Replies: 35
Views: 11087

News Report: OU bankruptcy imminent

Good morning, According to a local Croatian newspaper (Index) the situation at the country's national carrier seems to be going from bad to worse. According to their sources, the airline needs at least 150 million Kuna (20 million Euros) to remain operational for the next six months. In the first ni...

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by Blerg
Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JU Drops the Buy-on-Board Model
Replies: 20
Views: 3612

Re: JU Drops the Buy-on-Board Model

Ha, nice try. Air Serbia was founded on August 1, 2013. No, Air Serbia is the legal successor of Jat Airways, JAT Yugoslav Airlines and AeroPut before that. Mind you, AeroPut didn't go bankrupt during WW2, it survived and was nationalized in 1947. I have read your post and I'll keep repeating mysel...

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by Blerg
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3rd runway for MUC suspended by 5 years
Replies: 52
Views: 6605

Re: 3rd runway for MUC suspended by 5 years

PanHAM wrote:
The COSTS at MUC are, according to LH, are 20% lower than at FRA kf you mean that. Besides transer at MUC is more efficient than at FRA


Thank you for that but I mean in term of actual transfer fee that the passenger pays. I think FRA charges €9 per passenger.

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by Blerg
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JU Drops the Buy-on-Board Model
Replies: 20
Views: 3612

Re: JU Drops the Buy-on-Board Model

Air Serbia is one of the oldest airlines in the world founded back in 1927. Ha, nice try. Air Serbia was founded on August 1, 2013. No, Air Serbia is the legal successor of Jat Airways, JAT Yugoslav Airlines and AeroPut before that. Mind you, AeroPut didn't go bankrupt during WW2, it survived and w...

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by Blerg
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3rd runway for MUC suspended by 5 years
Replies: 52
Views: 6605

Re: 3rd runway for MUC suspended by 5 years

How high is the tax for transfer passengers at MUC compared to some other European hubs?

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by Blerg
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JU Drops the Buy-on-Board Model
Replies: 20
Views: 3612

Re: JU Drops the Buy-on-Board Model

National pride comes before everything else. JU, OK, RO or OU have no future as they failed to adapt their business models to suit the population they're serving. Huh? How exactly has JU failed the people of Serbia? They would have been profitable if they didn't have JFK which is anyway a political...

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by Blerg
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair taking over WOW
Replies: 202
Views: 30282

Re: Icelandair and WOW merging!

Why would FI do that? Isn't it easier to let them go bankrupt on their own?

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by Blerg
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JU Drops the Buy-on-Board Model
Replies: 20
Views: 3612

Re: JU Drops the Buy-on-Board Model

National pride comes before everything else. JU, OK, RO or OU have no future as they failed to adapt their business models to suit the population they're serving. Huh? How exactly has JU failed the people of Serbia? They would have been profitable if they didn't have JFK which is anyway a political...

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by Blerg
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JU Drops the Buy-on-Board Model
Replies: 20
Views: 3612

Re: JU Drops the Buy-on-Board Model

Air Serbia has managed to remain profitable for the past few years mostly thanks to various government subsidies. That said, government handouts were becoming smaller each year. Interesting. Can they really be described as profitable if they are receiving government subsidies? Well officially they ...

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by Blerg
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JU Drops the Buy-on-Board Model
Replies: 20
Views: 3612

Re: JU Drops the Buy-on-Board Model

Former Yugoslavia is a mess in terms of carriers and product. I guess JU doesn't know against whom they are competing with. Other legacy carriers in BEG? Ryanair in INI? The only country that have sorted this out is Macedonia. It is cheaper and more effective to subsidise an internationally recogni...

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by Blerg
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3rd runway for MUC suspended by 5 years
Replies: 52
Views: 6605

Re: 3rd runway for MUC suspended by 5 years

What is with Europe not expanding? The hub waves at MUC are full with only non-prime time slots available. The new IST and the ME3 thank the Nimby of MUC. MUC needs that runway to remain the regional hub that it is. Bummer it isn't happening. Out of curiosity, besides the new IST, what European air...

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by Blerg
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JU Drops the Buy-on-Board Model
Replies: 20
Views: 3612

JU Drops the Buy-on-Board Model

Good afternoon, Air Serbia has announced that it will be dropping its recently introduced buy-on-board concept. The mastermind behind it all was the extremely unpopular ex-CEO Dane Kondic who was appointed by Etihad. This change comes as Etihad's management contract with the Serbian government is sl...

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by Blerg
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation November 2018
Replies: 84
Views: 8997

Re: Turkish Aviation November 2018

I noticed that a few flights TK scheduled out of ESB return in the middle of the night. Is it because of aircraft availability? Do they operated IST-ESB-...?

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by Blerg
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Air Maroc launches ABV/VIE/AMM/ATH & MIA - April '19 Launch
Replies: 18
Views: 2276

Re: Royal Air Maroc launches ABV/VIE/AMM/ATH & MIA - April '19 Launch

Any news on the ATH schedule and launch date? CMN-AMM seems to be pushing it a bit, no? That's close to six hours?

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by Blerg
Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Man removed from WestJet flight after falling asleep prior to takeoff.
Replies: 94
Views: 15110

Re: Man removed from WestJet flight after falling asleep prior to takeoff.

Not ridiculous at all. I think it is silly to fly so soon after having a stroke as you are treating a brain that is recovering from a lack of oxygen with an atmosphere that is lower on oxygen. Maybe a sleeping pill will mask syntoms of a complication of a stoke. Maybe the passenger had not told the...

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by Blerg
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Italy Antitrust Suspends New LCC Luggage Policy
Replies: 13
Views: 1598

Re: Italy Antitrust Suspends New LCC Luggage Policy

But if every seat would have its overhead bin then it would change the design of the fuselage. It would be costly and I don't see it happening. The reason why I said that they should increase turnaround times is because like that they could have more time to sort this mess with luggage that can't f...

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