Get off your high horses !
You were saying things, and I quote you :
"Air France does not understand the concept of fleet rationalization/fleet commonality."
->You saw my post about what our fleet will look like, we know what we are doing, we are just doing it at the right pace, we do not wish to run in front of the horses and fall should the world economy fall or Saddam Hussein invades an other country.
"Until it does, AF's
operating costs will remain high and despite its turn
around into a profitable carrier, it will retain the old
vestiges of bloated, state-sponsored, inefficient air
line with mediocre service and labor/management
->So for you Air France's plan to have a single aisle Airbus fleet for its european destinations and 4 types for long-haul with the A340/330, B777-200/300, B747-400 and later the A3XX is not a rationalisation plan ?????
To go from 4 types of aircraft for the european-haul fleet to the ONE type with the A318/319/320/321, is that Air France showing a lack of interest in fleet commonality ???
"The ideal AF fleet should be A320 family jets for its
short- and medium haul (A319/A320/A321) needs,"
->WOW ! You have as much sense as our management !!! Did you send them a letter and advise them to order an A320 family fleet ????
"and ERJ's for short regional routes. "
-> We have a better idea than you !!! Lets not buy any airplane but franchise regional airline ! And then, Let's buy them all !!!!
"A340's, A333's, B767-300's, 737's, A310's, A300's,
B777, B747's, what a mess"
->First, Do check your facts, we DO NOT operate any A300's ! The A330's are here to replace the 310 and 767 and the 737's are going as soon as the new airbuses join the fleet !
Continental's fleet (from their website):
No Comments !
".....I would hate to look
at AF's maintenance costs....and what they are
doing to its bottom line. "
->You don't need to, Air France only services the Airplane of some of the top world's airlines and oh, yes is one of the few airlines to have received best maintenance certificate from Boeing Corp !
And one more thing, I do not tell my passengers what to do unless it is for an emergency ! I am truly proud of my airline and I work for it with passion. I serve every passenger, wether in First, Business or Economy the same way, with warmth, kindness, generosity and I give all of them as much time as I wish too. This is probably why my managers recognize me and call me by my first name.
AF Cabin Crew.
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