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by JWKIII
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 47656

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

I think a fun policy once a hidden city customer is identified is to upgrade them to F class but on a different routing and see what their reaction is. “Mr. Smith, we have upgraded you to F today however you will be routed through IAH instead of DEN on your way to LAS.” But I was only trying to get...

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by JWKIII
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 47656

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

I think a fun policy once a hidden city customer is identified is to upgrade them to F class but on a different routing and see what their reaction is. “Mr. Smith, we have upgraded you to F today however you will be routed through IAH instead of DEN on your way to LAS.” But I was only trying to get...

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by JWKIII
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports With Most A380 Capable Gates (including remote stands)
Replies: 29
Views: 5188

Re: Airports With Most A380 Capable Gates (including remote stands)

I've been doing some "research" (counting off the number of gates through Google Maps), and it's quite unreliable, as some airports have A380s park at gates with 2 jet bridges, and some at remote stands. Can someone help me with this? What is your definition of an "Airbus A380" ...

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by JWKIII
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Key airport for A310 during its heydays
Replies: 5
Views: 1073

Key airport for A310 during its heydays

While looking at the KL A310 on the front page today I started wondering at which airport one was able to see the largest variation of A310 operators during the aircraft's heydays. I would assume somewhere in Continental Europe as AF, KL, LH, SR and OS all had them in their fleets. Anyone has some i...

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by JWKIII
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans-Atlantic Berlin
Replies: 96
Views: 18290

Re: Trans-Atlantic Berlin

As pointed out many many times before, Berlin is in no way economically important to Germany. Without its capital, the German BIP would actually be higher, a major difference to any other country in Europe - as far as I know even the world. Or to put it in other words: while the UK affords their Ro...

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by JWKIII
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Airbus focus on A220 product increase instead of A320 mid-term?
Replies: 58
Views: 7409

Re: Should Airbus focus on A220 product increase instead of A320 mid-term?

If Airbus did an A220-500 would there be certification issues if they redid the flight deck to be common with A320 allowing a single type rating for both aircraft? that would probably be one of the best things to add sales. (also could it be done cheaply to the 100/300?) Very interesting thought. I...

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by JWKIII
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 293
Views: 46560

Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

Is Norwegian really going to be the customer HiFly was speaking about? I would expect a "first customer" to lease the aircraft for at least two to three months, not for two to three weeks. It makes sense, however, and fits the description. Those lucky "Premium Economy" passengers...

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by JWKIII
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air bends a 767
Replies: 130
Views: 43727

Re: Atlas Air bends a 767

Can anyone explain to a engineering novice what needs to be done to repair this structural damage? I guess it's not done with a bit of using a hammer and some paint. Would be really interesting to understand what work needs to be performed to ensure a safe operation for years to come. Thanks in adv...

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by JWKIII
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air bends a 767
Replies: 130
Views: 43727

Re: Atlas Air bends a 767

Can anyone explain to a engineering novice what needs to be done to repair this structural damage? I guess it's not done with a bit of using a hammer and some paint. Would be really interesting to understand what work needs to be performed to ensure a safe operation for years to come. Thanks in adv...

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by JWKIII
Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air bends a 767
Replies: 130
Views: 43727

Re: Atlas Air bends a 767

Can anyone explain to a engineering novice what needs to be done to repair this structural damage? I guess it's not done with a bit of using a hammer and some paint. Would be really interesting to understand what work needs to be performed to ensure a safe operation for years to come. Thanks in adva...

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by JWKIII
Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HiFly takes delivery of first A380
Replies: 179
Views: 54181

Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

Everybody is assuming that the slot restrictions refer to the home airport, what if they refer to the destination airport? Which would explain why this carrier only want to lease one aircraft rather than being able to justify a whole fleet - pretty much any European carrier would be able to fill an...

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by JWKIII
Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HiFly takes delivery of first A380
Replies: 179
Views: 54181

Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

I don't see why it seems odd. For me it makes a lot of economic sense. One Airbus A380 is a whole different story than six A380. With Hifly, VS also does not have to worry about all the additional processes that come along your own A380 fleet (e.g. separate maintenance processes, separate cabin/cock...

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by JWKIII
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HiFly takes delivery of first A380
Replies: 179
Views: 54181

Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

HiFly has announced that the first wet-lease contract is indeed for an European customer. Their A380 will operate long-haul sectors this summer period, but with a possible extension. The name of the customer hasn't been announced. https://newsroom.aviator.aero/hi-fly-agreed-the-first-wet-lease-cont...

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by JWKIII
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HiFly takes delivery of first A380
Replies: 179
Views: 54181

Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

It would make sense to upgauge one of Virgin's trunk routes, e.g. LHR - JFK, to an externally leased A380. It would make more sense to operate the A380 on a leisure route as LHR - JFK is your most important route and thus you want to show off your product. Would be strange that an airline who decid...

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by JWKIII
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HiFly takes delivery of first A380
Replies: 179
Views: 54181

Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

HiFly says that they have two requests for wet-lease operations of their 1st A380. The 1st request is from an European Airline that doesn't currently fly the A380 yet for transatlantic flight. The 2nd request is from a current A380 operator from Asia. HiFly will decide in the coming weeks which of ...

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by JWKIII
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Adria announces opening of Paderborn base
Replies: 18
Views: 3061

Re: Adria announces opening of Paderborn base

Not quite sure if there are many automotive suppliers around PAD, but I know that some years ago Ford was looking for a corporate shuttle to Cologne and Kosice from London Southend (SEN). So maybe that's also a reason for SEN (not just Ford, but probably some other companies requiring a link to this...

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