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by RexBanner
Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Landing on the 01's today?
Replies: 46
Views: 5737

Re: SFO Landing on the 01's today?

FR24 says yes

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by RexBanner
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Ends Plans to Fly Longhaul
Replies: 225
Views: 41145

Re: Norwegian Ends Plans to Fly Longhaul

That's nothing new, legacy airlines have always struggled on short haul where LCCs pick up most of the market. British Airways short haul at Gatwick has never been able to compete against EasyJet, which is the largest airline at Gatwick already. And Wizzair even undercuts EasyJet, which is on the e...

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by RexBanner
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Ends Plans to Fly Longhaul
Replies: 225
Views: 41145

Re: Norwegian Ends Plans to Fly Longhaul

guillermohs wrote:
windian425 wrote:
Does this help IAG with Level? Or is Level toast anyway..
As for the topic, sad news for transatlantic aviation. Reduced fares are very much needed in this market.


Needed for those with less money but not at all realistic as a business proposition. Which is why it failed.

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by RexBanner
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 60
Views: 10484

Re: Norwegian News and Discussion Thread - 2021

They might try to operate intra-Scandinavian sectors via Spanish crews in lower wages. That's how it all started in AGP and ALC when they first stepped into the Spanish market. All the best luck to them. They are a truly nice competitor hopefully for Europe we don't see them falling down. Undercutt...

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by RexBanner
Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What has become of IAG LOI to order 737MAX ?
Replies: 69
Views: 12990

Re: What has become of IAG LOI to order 737MAX ?

BA will not be closing their Gatwick base long term. Short haul is expected to return next year, they would not be selling flights if they plan on completely shutting down at Gatwick. They will need those slots when things pick up again, just at the moment they don't need them. BA ex Gatwick pilot ...

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by RexBanner
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 360
Views: 75744

Re: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant

That’s one of the most insensitive, disrespectful and pompous things I’ve ever read. Greed? These people did not set the terms and conditions of their employment when they joined. They were being paid in accordance with an AGREED level of remuneration and living their lives in accordance with that s...

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by RexBanner
Tue May 26, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways network updates
Replies: 583
Views: 90514

Re: BA cancels LHR-CHS for rest of 2020

Posted in error

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by RexBanner
Mon May 11, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1520
Views: 187974

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

Only on the proportion of work that is carried out in the U.K. For a Virgin pilot that amount is obviously minimal, usually falls inside the tax free allowance and, for the extreme case where it doesn’t, is normally taken care of by the dual tax agreements between the two countries. Anyway thread dr...

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by RexBanner
Sat May 02, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian News and Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1064
Views: 176953

Re: DY Financial Discussion - 2020

It’s not quite as close as you assume here, can still go either way. The Bondholders that did vote for did it on the condition that it went through overnight, they’re not now necessarily going to vote the same way as they’re no longer bound by that agreement. The lessors voted for on the condition t...

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by RexBanner
Sat May 02, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 360
Views: 75744

Re: BA could make up to 12.000 employees redundant

Why on earth are BA delaying the almost inevitable... couldn’t possibly be so it can purge the expensive parts of its workforce and see its main rival disappear first?! :lol: Nail on head. And Willie is willing to sacrifice the financial well-being of 12,000 of his staff and their families just to ...

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by RexBanner
Fri May 01, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 360
Views: 75744

Re: BA could make up to 12.000 employees redundant

Why on earth are BA delaying the almost inevitable... couldn’t possibly be so it can purge the expensive parts of its workforce and see its main rival disappear first?! :lol: Nail on head. And Willie is willing to sacrifice the financial well-being of 12,000 of his staff and their families just to ...

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by RexBanner
Fri May 01, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 360
Views: 75744

Re: BA could make up to 12.000 employees redundant

U2 will not be able to get enough slots to run a viable short haul operation from LHR. VS slots are not enough and won't be free. Even if sold at a fraction of the pre crisis value they will still be too expensive to run a short haul flight. Foreign carriers mainly paid top dollars for LHR access. ...

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by RexBanner
Fri May 01, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia & Vueling secure €1 Bil Spanish gov't loans
Replies: 18
Views: 2588

Re: IAG secures $1.1 billion government backed loan in Spain

Who’s the parent company that holds the shares of both companies? There’s your answer. How they proportion that money is up to them.

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by RexBanner
Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1520
Views: 187974

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

3AWM wrote:
VS11 wrote:

That's very creative but it won't be able to hire the current British crew members, and in a way it is a big deal.


a) why not?
b) why would that matter to Delta buying Virgin's assets out of administration?


Quite simply because any British base is going to have to be crewed by British people.

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by RexBanner
Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian News and Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1064
Views: 176953

Re: Norwegian Puts 4 Subsidiaries Into Bankruptcy

Depending on how long this goes on, IAG may well have problems of their own. There’s no end in sight for the travel bans and hence nobody can be feeling any sense of relief or victory.

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by RexBanner
Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 1103
Views: 186745

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Isn’t the aid package only for 3 Billion Krona? That’s not exactly going to last them a long time .

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by RexBanner
Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet to leave middle seats empty when flights resume.
Replies: 55
Views: 9489

Re: easyJet to leave middle seats empty when flights resume.

And how are you going to enforce the same measures on other land based transport; trains, TFL Buses and the London Underground, for instance? The whole thing will be an utter farce if it is confined solely to aircraft.

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by RexBanner
Tue Apr 14, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA fleet parking thread
Replies: 523
Views: 123815

Re: Updated: BA fleet parking, at 40+ including 747s, A380s

Bung an F cabin on the A350 and you're good to go! As is the plan with future A350s already ordered... None of the current A350s on order are to receive first class. It’s amazing that no matter how many times BA have said there is no first class on any of the 18 firm orders, there’s still people he...

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by RexBanner
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will the world of airlines ever be the same
Replies: 30
Views: 5198

Re: Will the world of airlines ever be the same

people are physically scared to get on any public transport, let alone aircraft. Seen the London Underground recently? It’s still packed, no change whatsoever. Well stations are closing as I speak but that doesn’t indicate the public willingness to travel on public transport, they’re closing becaus...

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by RexBanner
Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will the world of airlines ever be the same
Replies: 30
Views: 5198

Re: Will the world of airlines ever be the same

This will be a lot less of a shock than people think. There’ll be a few airlines that fall by the wayside but ultimately it’ll get up and running again, it always does. Don’t misjudge the speed of the recovery, after 9/11 people were physically scared stiff to get on an aircraft after seeing four ai...

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by RexBanner
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian News and Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1064
Views: 176953

Re: DY Financial Discussion - 2020

Bluefltspecial if you’d actually read my post without getting so hysterical you’d have seen I wasn’t singling out Norwegian AT ALL. There’s bigger fish to fry here, which was my point but if you so wish then feel free to get all butthurt over some stranger making what amount to absolutely irrelevant...

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by RexBanner
Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian News and Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1064
Views: 176953

Re: DY Financial Discussion - 2020

I was more referring to Norwegian’s loads. I don’t agree this is short term. IAG may have cash reserves of £6Billion but that’s not enough to cover the entire group and certainly not the whole group for six months of this, which I would say was a hard minimum right now. In short everybody is utterly...

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by RexBanner
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian News and Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1064
Views: 176953

Re: DY Financial Discussion - 2020

Do you really think they were carrying many passengers on those flights in the current climate? The goose has been cooked, not only for Norwegian but for British Airways and every other European airline right now. In airline terms it’s the apocalypse, barring state intervention. It’s a moot point no...

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by RexBanner
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian News and Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1064
Views: 176953

Re: DY about to go bust?

This is now getting to be so severe that it may be the start of renationalising the airlines. Just a couple of months ago people would think you were on crack for suggesting that but surely that’ll happen before every major international airline goes to the wall? After all governments have to think ...

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by RexBanner
Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian News and Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1064
Views: 176953

Re: DY about to go bust?

Airlines with a lot of last-minute, or short term bookings will be the first to differ cash flow issues. That’s what pushed flyBe over the edge, in the end. Norwegian might be slight more resilient to this if they have a higher proportion of leisure or VFR traffic already booked. Look at what many ...

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by RexBanner
Sat Feb 29, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian News and Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1064
Views: 176953

Re: DY about to go bust?

Thai Cabin crew on pathetic contracts etc etc. scbril you need to get a grip on reality and realize that their product is being sold way below cost. I notice you have completely ignored my point about the environmental angle (which more and more people are interested in, like it or not) of Norwegian...

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by RexBanner
Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian News and Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1064
Views: 176953

Re: DY about to go bust?

Smartplane you’ve been given the answer to that in their flag of convenience model pushing for the race to the bottom for employees. If we’re going in the climate change direction then why the hell should DY be allowed to add needless capacity and emissions on routes that are already well catered for?

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by RexBanner
Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian News and Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1064
Views: 176953

Re: DY about to go bust?

BA777FO I wouldn’t crow about the management changes. If you thought Klaus was bad, be very aware that he’s a pussycat compared to Mahoney. We were promised by Balpa that Cruz was a dead man walking, he’s still here and not about to go anywhere with Gallego in charge of IAG. With regard to CC Ts and...

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by RexBanner
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 81966

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Because it’s over a populated area.

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by RexBanner
Wed Dec 18, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA plans to schedule A350 to USA in 2020
Replies: 75
Views: 16014

Re: BA plans to schedule A350 to USA in 2020

What role does BA see for 77W/779? The new hi-J configuration for the 77Ws means that they'll be mostly hi-J 747 replacements going forwards (lots of JFKs, the first route announced for the new 77W config - eventually MIA, LAX, SFO etc) and the 779 will be more of a mid-J 747/current 77W replacemen...

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by RexBanner
Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA plans to schedule A350 to USA in 2020
Replies: 75
Views: 16014

Re: BA plans to schedule A350 to USA in 2020

[photoid][/photoid] Agreed that the A350 is too much plane for short TATL sectors like BOS -LHR or PHL-LHR. The 787-10 would be a much better and efficient choice. BA should better use the A350's to the far East or US West coast. It won’t do LAX or SFO because it doesn’t have First Class. Which alwa...

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by RexBanner
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 1441
Views: 379030

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

Please provide a source. My googling came up empty. It's in here https://www.airlineratings.com/news/modified-767-not-seen-as-a-replacement-for-the-nma-boeing-exec/ "On other new planes, Hulst said the timetable for when the ultra-long-range 777-8 might enter service was still under service bu...

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by RexBanner
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA and the A350-1000
Replies: 37
Views: 10204

Re: BA and the A350-1000

Not completely true, the configuration on the 35K announced is only confirmed for the first batch of aircraft. BA have not ruled out that an F class will be configured on later aircraft Yes they have. If you’re talking about the options they hold then who knows what config they’ll be in but none of...

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by RexBanner
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways
Replies: 113
Views: 30480

Re: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways

Tech knowledge is one thing but no substitute for experience on the aircraft. I’ve flown with many captains who could tie me in knots in a competition in describing the architecture of the electric system and redundancies of the A320 but who I’ve totally taken to school in terms of planning a thrust...

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by RexBanner
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways
Replies: 113
Views: 30480

Re: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways

One could argue that seniority is the most logical way for a variety of reasons. Including Airbus trainers taking their training ticket straight onto a 777 and teaching their new aircraft despite never having flown a Boeing? Many of these examples exist in BA. But that’s a discussion for another fo...

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by RexBanner
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways
Replies: 113
Views: 30480

Re: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways

Does anyone know where the flight crew for the A350 will be drawn from? Will it be ex-Boeing 747/777 pilots or will ex A32x pilots be more suitable? Since the 747 fleet is being reduced, I'd expect that to be the largest source of crews. Depends what the Jumbo guys and girls bid for, there’s also 1...

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by RexBanner
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways
Replies: 113
Views: 30480

Re: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways

Seniority pure and simple. There’s no logic in BA.

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by RexBanner
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Airlines ceases LAS service
Replies: 58
Views: 15363

Re: Norwegian Airlines ceases LAS service

Failed takeover attempt. I presume you mean IAG running a mile after getting a look at Norwegian’s books. I think it was O’Leary who said “I’m not interested in catching falling knives” when asked about a potential takeover himself. The Low Cost Long Haul failures are many, just recently we’ve had L...

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by RexBanner
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Airlines ceases LAS service
Replies: 58
Views: 15363

Re: Norwegian Airlines ceases LAS service

You've compared an airline that operates to NYC from one city to another that does it from multiple cities. So BA have no long haul passengers originating in AMS, OSL, ARN, CPH, DUB, MAD, FCO, ATH or CDG? Fact is, Norwegian take over 3000 people from Europe to New York each day that might have othe...

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by RexBanner
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Airlines ceases LAS service
Replies: 58
Views: 15363

Re: Norwegian Airlines ceases LAS service

Norwegian are now bigger than BA in their flagship market. New York sees more BA 777s than 747s these days. In what way are they “bigger”? They have more flights there than BA? Well there’s no trophy for that and that’s not exactly hard seeing as BA serves one destination (London) and Norwegian ser...

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by RexBanner
Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Airlines ceases LAS service
Replies: 58
Views: 15363

Re: Norwegian Airlines ceases LAS service

Hurting BA to the extent of a £2 Billion profit whilst Norwegian are retrenching to almost being out of business? Wow BA have such a bloody nose from Norwegian, don’t they? :lol: BA are my employer too and I hate the management here but they certainly know what they’re doing, unlike the shambles ove...

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by RexBanner
Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future British Airways 747 routes
Replies: 24
Views: 5789

Future British Airways 747 routes

A bit of an oxymoron really as we know the 747 has no real future besides retirement but obviously the one route we can count on British Airways utilising the 747 on to the bitter end will be JFK. I guess a lot of these will be oil price dependent but what are the other major candidates for the rout...

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by RexBanner
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Airlines ceases LAS service
Replies: 58
Views: 15363

Re: Norwegian Airlines ceases LAS service

Virgin Australia do not fly from London to Las Vegas. If you’re meaning Virgin Atlantic the code is VS.

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by RexBanner
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 398
Views: 72814

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

Landing performance in Jersey with the Max 8 is going to be a bit of an issue. In theory it’s doable but factor in a wet runway and/or a couple of knots tailwind (ie quartering tailwind across 26 utilizing the lower minima in fog on that runway) and there’s going to be problems. That one will be ver...

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by RexBanner
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways commits to ordering 18 777-9 plus an additional 24 options
Replies: 254
Views: 50121

Re: British Airways commits to ordering 18 777-9 plus an additional 24 options

Any ITKs know what the plan is likely to be for BA in crewing the 777-9? Separate fleet altogether or all current 777 pilots given differences course to fly both types (bit strange calling it a different type)?

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by RexBanner
Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian receives NOK 3 billion in a preferential and guaranteed share issue placement
Replies: 39
Views: 8992

Re: Norwegian receives NOK 3 billion in a preferential and guaranteed share issue placement

As someone else has said, there is no long haul low cost only long haul low fares and that doesn’t make money. That is why Norwegian are failing spectacularly to make any money at it. There is a reason that Ryanair and easyJet aren’t doing it you know. Or do you think Kjos has thought of something O...

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by RexBanner
Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters/Norwegian Media: DY at Risk of Collapse
Replies: 186
Views: 39297

Re: Reuters/Norwegian Media: DY at Risk of Collapse

It’s because they’re selling their product below cost (and they undoubtedly are looking at their financials). In the process they’re undercutting not just the other airlines but the staff at those other airlines whose Terms and Conditions get benchmarked against Norwegian’s which are unrealistically...

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by RexBanner
Fri May 11, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IAG to offload Norwegian Air stake after bids fail according to FT
Replies: 355
Views: 61059

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

I’m aware of that. Just giving a reason why some people might think Norwegian aren’t all that fantastic.

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by RexBanner
Thu May 10, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IAG to offload Norwegian Air stake after bids fail according to FT
Replies: 355
Views: 61059

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

Maybe because they’re an unprofitable business muscling in on routes where there is already an overcapacity and undercutting the established operators and, in the process, putting pressure on the Ts and Cs of the staff at those legacy airlines in order for them to compete. How would you feel if some...

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