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by adambrau
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 276
Views: 40414

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

HOP will be restructured with 27 of 57 planes to exit the fleet and 1,200 employees to be cut. https://www.air-journal.fr/2020-06-19-air-france-3-juillet-pour-lemploi-26-juin-pour-la380-5220935.html Separately, AF will operate a farewell flight on 26 June for the A380 with staff members invited. No...

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by adambrau
Sun Jun 21, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How to Fly a DL 777 Before Retirement
Replies: 22
Views: 3779

Re: How to Fly a DL 777 Before Retirement

I saw a DL 777 parked at JFK today as I left work. Not sure what route it might be used on.

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by adambrau
Sat Jun 20, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 276
Views: 40414

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

Air France Africa + Asia flights update as per publication across major GDS systems today: Africa - all services bound to Dakar, Johannesburg, Abidjan, Conakry, Bamako, Lagos, Accra, Mauritius, Abuja, Douala, Kinshasa, Libreville and Brazzaville closed for sale until 30th August Asia - until 30Aug,...

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by adambrau
Mon Jun 08, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How are the NYC airports doing and what is their future? (EWR, LGA, JFK)
Replies: 59
Views: 6344

Re: How are the NYC airports doing and what is their future? (EWR, LGA, JFK)

They should have built more “A gates” at T4 and then demolish T1. Initial stages of merging T1 into T4 is beginning soon, with the demolition of the parking garage at T1 (according to folks I know who park their cars there). It is the perfect time. Whether PANYNJ has the funding in in place given r...

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by adambrau
Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How are the NYC airports doing and what is their future? (EWR, LGA, JFK)
Replies: 59
Views: 6344

Re: How are the NYC airports doing and what is their future? (EWR, LGA, JFK)

Regarding T1 JFK where I work, it's a ghost town. AF CDG going to 1x daily next week. 2x Daily July. Saudia up to 20 flights per month shortly. Aeroflot - every now and then. EVA - seems 1x daily. KE seems 1x daily. MU and CA pax flights 1x every couple of days. LH, OS, Norwegian, Turkish, InterJet ...

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by adambrau
Fri May 29, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 retirement/parking thread
Replies: 483
Views: 60375

Re: Air France to retire A380 fleet effective immediately

I think the second set was AF10/AF11 No until the winter schedule AF10/11 were A380's daily. Now that the aviation world is turned on it's head, I think it's OK to stay that that JFK T1 was not the ideal terminal for the A380. Just two JetWays and crowded terminal, instead of 3 at CDG, along with L...

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by adambrau
Thu May 28, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 retirement/parking thread
Replies: 483
Views: 60375

Re: Air France to retire A380 fleet effective immediately

I think the second set was AF10/AF11 No until the winter schedule AF10/11 were A380's daily. Now that the aviation world is turned on it's head, I think it's OK to stay that that JFK T1 was not the ideal terminal for the A380. Just two JetWays and crowded terminal, instead of 3 at CDG, along with L...

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by adambrau
Thu May 28, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 retirement/parking thread
Replies: 483
Views: 60375

Re: Air France to retire A380 fleet effective immediately

I think the second set was AF10/AF11 No until the winter schedule AF10/11 were A380's daily. Now that the aviation world is turned on it's head, I think it's OK to stay that that JFK T1 was not the ideal terminal for the A380. Just two JetWays and crowded terminal, instead of 3 at CDG, along with L...

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by adambrau
Tue May 12, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 502
Views: 61344

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

https://www.ft.com/content/a58fdfe9-a4b8-477c-be9b-5b2090f41fed “For years the airline industry was supreme and resisted calls to reduce emissions. Now they are coming cap in hand to ask for help and we can’t waste this chance,” said a senior EU official. Unlike other industries such as cars — wher...

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by adambrau
Sat May 02, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 276
Views: 40414

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

https://www.airfranceklm.com/sites/default/files/afklm_results_q4-2019_en.pdf Here are the financial breakdowns per airline on page 22. I think even though Air France had a small net loss in Q4 it was an improvement over 4Q 2018. And yes clearly KL is making the majority of net profit for the year....

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by adambrau
Sat May 02, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 276
Views: 40414

Re: Air France May Have To Permanently Cut Domestic Service by Half to Get Aid

I think it's good that governments have some demands if airlines or any other business need taxpayer money. But, politicians shouldn't use the support for airlines for their own political gains. If there is market demand for flights within France, why force AF to cut them? If there is a market othe...

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by adambrau
Sat May 02, 2020 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 276
Views: 40414

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

I don't know who in its right mind would fly Paris to Lyon P2P anyway. Well, I have recently flown LYS-TLS-CDG and then, two days later, CDG-NCE-LYS to avoid the bloody railway strike! Is the "bloody railway strike" happening all year round ? No ! For example , I prefer the train from Lux...

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by adambrau
Fri May 01, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 276
Views: 40414

Re: Air France May Have To Permanently Cut Domestic Service by Half to Get Aid

While the U.S. DOT forces carriers to keep flying domestic routes, France tells Air France to cut domestic flights by as much as 50% by 2024. Cuckoo...cuckoo... Air France will have to cut its carbon emissions and domestic flights as conditions for government financial support, France’s finance min...

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by adambrau
Fri May 01, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 672
Views: 97450

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Norwegian Bondholders voted no to restructuring. Gonna keep working through weekend. AGM is Monday and they have to get the creditors on board too. Not good but hope for a miracle. https://www.devdiscourse.com/article/health/1032555-norwegian-air-bondholders-reject-debt-conversion-plan-but-talks-con...

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by adambrau
Fri May 01, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?
Replies: 1317
Views: 161950

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

jomur wrote:

EasyJet isn't a ULCC....... LCC maybe.



My bad. I've only flown EZY that once ULCC and LCC is the same thing to me. What's the difference?

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by adambrau
Fri May 01, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?
Replies: 1317
Views: 161950

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

I think some people are too keen to see low air fares. Then when they do get low air fares through low frills services, they then expect full service airlines to offer the same prices without lowering service levels. Lower service levels to compete, and the howls of complaint are deafening. No sorr...

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by adambrau
Fri May 01, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?
Replies: 1317
Views: 161950

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

I think some people are too keen to see low air fares. Then when they do get low air fares through low frills services, they then expect full service airlines to offer the same prices without lowering service levels. Lower service levels to compete, and the howls of complaint are deafening. No sorr...

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by adambrau
Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup
Replies: 208
Views: 23350

Re: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup

In terms of fleet though aren't we (or weren't we) moving toward the A350 family for longhaul and A220 for shorthaul anyway? Are you forgetting a fleet of 787s? No I am not but as I work gates at JFK often on AF009 before the shut down, this was the only flight with the 789 and it's come to JFK onl...

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by adambrau
Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup
Replies: 208
Views: 23350

Re: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup

French media is writing that AF is not allowed to fire staff if they want help from the government. And it must keep buying airbussen. Things like this have got nothing to do with running a company. They will burn through those 7 billion euros very fast with those conditions. They will probably nee...

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by adambrau
Sun Apr 26, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?
Replies: 1317
Views: 161950

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

1) On the contrary, they have proven they can fly planes profitably. If only their competition didn't get artificial sweeteners in terms of free LHR slots and collusion immunity. Actually United bought Pan Am's London routes for $400 million in 1990 and American bought TWA's London routes in 1991 f...

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by adambrau
Sat Apr 25, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?
Replies: 1317
Views: 161950

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

If the Government lends Virgin the money with no security and it goes bust then the Government will lose more than what it would have gained from the taxes from Virgin and its staff. Virgin would have to downsize anyway to survive regardless of any loans. APD income will be down in the short to nea...

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by adambrau
Sat Apr 25, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 276
Views: 40414

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

Less night flying makes little sense, they are directly affecting their business model. Also how do you define night flying? From sunset to sunrise? From midnight? This condition makes no sense and it shows the absurdity of politicians getting involved in the airline business. Funny how they didn't...

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by adambrau
Sat Apr 25, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 276
Views: 40414

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

Less night flying makes little sense, they are directly affecting their business model. Also how do you define night flying? From sunset to sunrise? From midnight? This condition makes no sense and it shows the absurdity of politicians getting involved in the airline business. Funny how they didn't...

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by adambrau
Fri Apr 24, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 276
Views: 40414

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

It is still $6 billion in loans (4B to AF and 2B to KL) but as the article later states, AF is also drawing another $4B from a French government emergency fund, which brings the total to $10B ($8B on the AF side and $2B on the KL side). My point was it still seems pretty strongly backed by the Fren...

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by adambrau
Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 276
Views: 40414

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

AF-KL to now get USD10.7 Billion from French and Netherland Governments in bailout. Last time I heard it was closer to $6 billion. https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2020/04/22/business/22reuters-health-coronavirus-air-france-klm.html It is still $6 billion in loans (4B to AF and 2B to KL) but as the ...

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by adambrau
Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 276
Views: 40414

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2020/04 ... e-klm.html
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AF-KL to now get USD10.7 Billion from French and Netherland Governments in bailout. Last time I heard it was closer to $6 billion.

https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2020/04 ... e-klm.html

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by adambrau
Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 386
Views: 178466

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2020/04 ... e-klm.html
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AF-KL to now get USD10.7 Billion from French and Netherland Governments in bailout. Last time I heard it was closer to $6 billion.

https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2020/04 ... e-klm.html

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by adambrau
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 276
Views: 40414

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

A380MSN004 wrote:
What about Hop! ?


We all love a god little Hop!

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by adambrau
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 276
Views: 40414

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

I’m a long time EWR and Skyteam fan so naturally I was upset when AF and KL pulled out of EWR. I do know that new routes won’t be a common thing in the current state but I do plan on sending a letter to AF/KLM and DL once air travel is booming again. I drafted something and if you guys could let me...

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by adambrau
Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 276
Views: 40414

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

Here are some statistics from EuroControl I found in the Independent Newspaper. Let's hope things don't get any worse. https://www.eurocontrol.int/sites/default/files/2020-04/covid19-eurocontrol-comprehensive-air-traffic-assessment-14042020.pdf Bloomberg News says int'l travel bans may remain as lon...

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by adambrau
Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Consolidation of Airport Operations
Replies: 46
Views: 9068

Re: Consolidation of Airport Operations

For JFK: Terminal 7 closed- ANA is now at T4, BA, AS, IB, etc are at T8. Terminal 5 (JetBlue) closes daily 8PM any arrivals/departure after that time use T4 Terminal 2 closed- all Delta flights consolidated to T4 Terminal 1 also closes around 8:30. However, T1 is only having 2-3 operations a day: t...

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by adambrau
Sun Apr 12, 2020 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 276
Views: 40414

Re: Air France & KLM - Master Thread

Here is a story partial listing Ben Smith's plans on 4/10 by La Tribune (French only). Main points: 1. Long haul will be up-gaged from 20% in June to 40% in July to 60% in August. 2. A380 will be leaving fleet. 3. Banks want 90% state guarantees on loans, currently loans are to be guaranteed at 75%....

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by adambrau
Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020
Replies: 542
Views: 99043

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020

AF/KLM planning slow recovery, 20% capacity in June, July 40%, August 60%, 75% by Q4, doesnt expect recovery until well into 2021 https://www.latribune.fr/entreprises-finance/services/transport-logistique/air-france-le-plan-ben-smith-pour-passer-la-crise-844934.html That seems like wildly optimisti...

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by adambrau
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 386
Views: 178466

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-heal ... SKBN21L16F
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AirFrance-KLM to receive unto Euros 6 Billion from Governments of the Netherlands and France.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-heal ... SKBN21L16F

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by adambrau
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 202
Views: 32765

Re: Airlines unpaid leaves and layoffs thread

adambrau wrote:
XRadar98 wrote:
bigb wrote:

Yes, Skywest and Commutair have officially laid pilots off.


The question is NON US airlines and US based staff.

I have not seen anything that can answer the question


AF-KL USA is maintaining staff with various options. No layoffs at this time.

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by adambrau
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 202
Views: 32765

Re: Airlines unpaid leaves and layoffs thread

XRadar98 wrote:
bigb wrote:
kyrone wrote:
Have any of the non U.S. Airlines laid off any of their U.S. based staff yet?


Yes, Skywest and Commutair have officially laid pilots off.


The question is NON US airlines and US based staff.

I have not seen anything that can answer the question


me neither

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by adambrau
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR - LHR - Becoming a niche market?
Replies: 35
Views: 3764

Re: EWR - LHR - Becoming a niche market?

Ridiculous how many times has has this topic come up. Must be among the top 10 repeat threads in Flyertalk Civil Aviation history?

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by adambrau
Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 335417

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

My partner returned from JAX to EWR today. After his B6 flight to JFK was cancelled he had a choice of 2 UA flights. One had 5 pax the other had 2. Agent advised him to book the flight that had 5 pax...

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by adambrau
Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 335417

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

How about just letting the LCC's go? I wouldn't complain... :duck: Yeah, that would be awesome! I mean, I fly for a ULCC so I'm trash and my livelihood doesn't matter. I don't even tell my wife or small kids what I do because I'm so ashamed that I worked pretty hard for 20 years to get to where I a...

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by adambrau
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 335417

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

How come AF22 from Paris is heading to New York, is it taking back just US citizens? It is to the SW of Ireland at the moment.... We have 5 flights today (PAR-JFK) and 4 (PAR-JFK) on Sunday. Monday we go down to just 1 flight in either direction, that is what we're told. Flights are fuller Paris to...

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by adambrau
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 335417

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

It will be interesting to see if the European airlines can maintain any flights to US (except for BA and VS) considering the suspension. It takes effect at midnight, so we will see tomorrow . . . AF said they are, to CDC-approved airports. MIA, BOS, and IAH need approval. At AF JFK latest from mana...

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by adambrau
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182187

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

https://www.nasdaq.com/articles/air-fra ... 2020-03-10
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AF KLM Group to cancel 3600 flights in March as per Nasdaq:

https://www.nasdaq.com/articles/air-fra ... 2020-03-10

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by adambrau
Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 210623

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

Of the top of my head: Air Italy is/has gone bankrupt. Alitalia has several flights a day to Milan and Rome to JFK. Cannot speak to other routes. UA/AA/DL must have several daily flights. EK daily to MXP JFK. Then every European airline is a one stop connection. You can drive from Italy to Switzerl...

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by adambrau
Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 210623

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

Of the top of my head: Air Italy is/has gone bankrupt. Alitalia has several flights a day to Milan and Rome to JFK. Cannot speak to other routes. UA/AA/DL must have several daily flights. EK daily to MXP JFK. Then every European airline is a one stop connection. You can drive from Italy to Switzerla...

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by adambrau
Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 210623

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

Lufthansa and KLM React https://www.cnn.com/asia/live-news/coronavirus-outbreak-02-26-20-intl-hnk/index.html These two European airlines are cutting costs to counter coronavirus impact From CNN’s Chris Liakos and Eoin McSweeney German airline Lufthansa and Dutch carrier KLM announced a series of cos...

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by adambrau
Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1155
Views: 124942

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

I’m not sure when it happened (2014?) but Bangalore is now printed as Bengaluru on our boarding passes. BLR still works I guess!

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by adambrau
Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 210623

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

So with the US barring foreign nationals who have recently traveled to China, does this mean Chinese Airlines will stop flying to the USA? https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jan/31/coronavirus-us-public-health-emergency-travel-china I know UA/DL/AA are cancelling. But as an employee at JFK T1 d...

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by adambrau
Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 210623

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

I'm onboard DL27 ATL-ICN at the moment. Full load. I noticed quite a few Mandarin speakers, so I wonder if many pax were directed from the canceled PVG flight. Who knows, they could also be Taiwanese heading to TPE. Seems like a majority of pax are wearing masks. Wow that must be eerie. My friend i...

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