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by alm1
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VIE Bloodbath: Austrian taking over Eurowings Europe
Replies: 25
Views: 6892

Re: VIE Bloodbath: Austrian taking over Eurowings Europe

I think Eurowings is not viable long term. It loses loads of money dragging down whole Lufhansa group. And it cannot compete with Ryanair or other LCC. Plan to integrate Brussels Airlines into Eurowings failed. Now Eurowings failed in Vienna. I also think that Lufthansa group CEO Spohr should go. Hi...

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by alm1
Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair: 11 extra planes, 27 new routes in Poland
Replies: 20
Views: 4095

Re: Ryanair: 11 extra planes, 27 new routes in Poland

Some 50% more planes but only 8% passenger growth. Buzzzzz :)

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by alm1
Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Powerbank causes fire on China Eastern A320neo MU2809 NKG-XMN
Replies: 22
Views: 6210

Re: Powerbank causes fire on China Eastern A320neo MU2809 NKG-XMN

In Europe Wizz Air has already banned charging using powerbanks on board. They say that during safety briefing but do not enforce much.

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by alm1
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair starts flying to Georgia
Replies: 20
Views: 5029

Re: Ryanair starts flying to Georgia

Kutaisi airport is not about Kutaisi. It's gateway to whole Georgia. People going to skiing resorts like Gudauri (North of Tbilisi, some 6 hours transfer time) also use Kutaisi. At least all the people I know who went there used this option instead of flying with a stop to Tbilisi. Of course more Ry...

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by alm1
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair cutting routes , selling planes ?
Replies: 17
Views: 4295

Re: Ryanair cutting routes , selling planes ?

Also the difference is that staff has a lot less options now. I don't think there is an airline that is hiring 737 pilots in Europe at the moment. With Norwegian downsizing there should be pilot surplus now.

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by alm1
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizzair to start new Edinburgh routes (rumour)
Replies: 6
Views: 1370

Re: Wizzair to start new Edinburgh routes (rumour)

Now open for booking.

Will they now cancel their Budapest-Glasgow route? Glasgow-Katowice ends in September and Glasgow-Budapest is the last and only route left from Glasgow.

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by alm1
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air Announces a New Round of Expansion at VIE
Replies: 25
Views: 5019

Re: Wizz Air Announces a New Round of Expansion at VIE

Blerg wrote:

But my question was not so much about the operational aspect of the route, more if there would be actual demand for them to fly a domestic German route like the one mentioned before.


Ryanair tried Bremen-Memmingen. Didn't last long.

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by alm1
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian: Postponement of delivery of Airbus and Boeing aircraft
Replies: 26
Views: 7032

Re: Norwegian: Postponement of delivery of Airbus aircraft

I thought that with Max situation now they should be able to resell new Airbuses or their delivery slots with profit or come up with some wet or dry lease agreement that makes them money. Why would they just give up delivery slots when there is 5 year wait for new orders?

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by alm1
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year
Replies: 211
Views: 35591

Re: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year

It would be quite difficult for Lufhansa to order MAX at the moment when German media posts articles like this US consumers protectors demand that Boeing 737 max 8 should never take off again (in German) https://www.bild.de/geld/wirtschaft/wirtschaft/boeing-737-max-8-verbraucherschuetzer-fordern-fue...

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by alm1
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 720447

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

The safety culture is quite shocking: One of the most astonishing things to me in this report is the AOA sensor value of 74,5°. This value is far beyond anything the aircraft could realistically achieve, and yet the system used this value to activate stick shaker and MCAS. Obviously Boeing not only ...

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by alm1
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAX 10 for Ryanair and A321 for Laudamotion, early talks
Replies: 35
Views: 6366

Re: MAX 10 for Ryanair and A321 for Laudamotion, early talks

So what are the chances that Laudamotion and Ryanair eventually merge? Or do they plan on being separate for the foreseeable future? For all practical purposes they are the same. Ryanair now owns 100% of Laudamotion. They also have recently aligned all cabin bagage rules etc. Laudamotion now is Rya...

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by alm1
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 681
Views: 89106

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

BT already operates five destinations out of VNO, while LO will offer five daily flights this summer. It's obvious that the market is important to both airlines. I checked online and A220 is LCY certified meaning BT could have easily operated this route. BT has only bigger A220-300 and only the sma...

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by alm1
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small Planet Germany - Insolvent
Replies: 14
Views: 4751

Re: Small Planet’s German airline to restructure after insolvency

I read somеwhere they have 20000 outstanding claims for EU261 compensations for delays. This seems to be first when airline has troubles because of this as there seem to be no other major issues.

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by alm1
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air adds MAD-BOS/EWR/YYZ
Replies: 59
Views: 6603

Re: Primera Air adds MAD-BOS/EWR/YYZ

mattyfitzg wrote:
Kadish wrote:

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This looks like Saturday night rule in action, you need to spend it at the destination to get good price. LCC win when you need flexibility (one-way, short stays etc) when legacy pricing gets expensive.

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by alm1
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Wizz Air starts charging for all hand luggage (sort of)
Replies: 22
Views: 2837

Re: Wizz Air starts charging for all hand luggage (sort of)

Because their new policy is confusing. What happens if I arrive at airport tomorrow with a small backpack that is to fragile to go to hold but fits under seat and was always fine to travel? Do I have to pay for priority boarding on the spot (25 eur) to bring it on board? No. OP's post is confusing....

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by alm1
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Wizz Air starts charging for all hand luggage (sort of)
Replies: 22
Views: 2837

Re: Wizz Air starts charging for all hand luggage (sort of)

Smaller bags, that can fit under the seat in front of you, has been and will continue to be allowed in the cabin for all passengers. There is no information on Wizz website that this is so. Also on another forum there is a person who got a reply from call center today that this is no longer the cas...

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by alm1
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Wizz Air starts charging for all hand luggage (sort of)
Replies: 22
Views: 2837

Re: Wizz Air starts charging for all hand luggage (sort of)

Because their new policy is confusing. What happens if I arrive at airport tomorrow with a small backpack that is to fragile to go to hold but fits under seat and was always fine to travel? Do I have to pay for priority boarding on the spot (25 eur) to bring it on board?

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by alm1
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Wizz Air starts charging for all hand luggage (sort of)
Replies: 22
Views: 2837

Wizz Air starts charging for all hand luggage (sort of)

Ok, this title is a bit exaggerating but the policy change they quietly introduced yesterday in my view amounts to that. Basically their rules now say that if you do not purchase priority boarding, your luggage has to go to hold with no exceptions. Ryanair for example have rule that says that you ca...

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by alm1
Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair buys 24.9% stake in Laudamotion
Replies: 62
Views: 9272

Re: Ryanair to acquire 75 % shares of Laudamtion

No matter what, its beneficial for both. Ryanair has now access to the Low Cost employment model avail in Austria and can recruit pilots with another branding. If they stay with Airbus also it is the beginning of an Airbus fleet for Ryanair or will they switch to Boeing in the long term ? Also this...

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by alm1
Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air adds more destinations to MXP
Replies: 7
Views: 1653

Re: Wizz Air adds more destinations to MXP

VNO-MXP and SKP-MXP are instead of VNO-BGY and SKP-BGY - Wizz Air just switches Milan airport for those routes from start of Summer season.

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by alm1
Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to recognize pilot unions
Replies: 23
Views: 3506

Re: Ryanair to recognize pilot unions

Those pilots that did strike this morning should be moved to a nice new unionized base in Lappeenranta (or similar).

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by alm1
Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runway improvement works - SKG - Thessaloniki
Replies: 9
Views: 1864

Re: Runway improvement works - SKG - Thessaloniki

When the repair works are schedulled to be finished? Is getting ready by March realistic?

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by alm1
Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do LCCs have such small market share in Germany?
Replies: 52
Views: 5879

Re: Why do LCCs have such small market share in Germany?

And the chart is wrong. SAS or even Lufthansa are as much LCC as Latvian airBaltic nowadays. So it shows more which countries carriers are classified as LCC and which are not.

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by alm1
Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike
Replies: 137
Views: 14898

Re: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike

When an airline went bankrupt in Lithuania, AOC was revoked immediately. Main stated reason for not waiting for possible rescue scenarios was that pilots would not be able to safely operate flights because of the stress of possible redundancy. This would definitely apply to airBerlin - pilots not fi...

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by alm1
Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airberlin axes Curaçao, Cancun, Havanna, Varadero, Punta Cana, Puerto Plata w/e 9/25
Replies: 37
Views: 6438

Re: airberlin axes Curaçao, Cancun, Havanna, Varadero, Punta Cana, Puerto Plata w/e 9/25

When airBerlin stops operating a flight, when the slots it used become available for others? Are other airlines able to use them immediately, from Winter season or airBerlin get to keep them for some longer time without using them?

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by alm1
Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirBaltic Launches Q400 Replacement RFP
Replies: 56
Views: 10896

Re: AirBaltic Launches Q400 Replacement RFP

Their all Q400 flights see quite freequent subsitutes to larger aircraft when demand warrants it. Sometimes it is other way and you get smaller plane but that's a lot less freequent. Upgradind to all jets fleet will allow them to downgrade more easily.

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by alm1
Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airBaltic claims world record time between delivery and entering service
Replies: 12
Views: 4677

Re: airBaltic claims world record time between delivery and entering service

TheLion wrote:
11:15am to 12:17am is actually 13 hours... ;)


I think that's an error in their post as flightradar shows YL-CSF has departed at 12:17 PM

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by alm1
Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airBaltic claims world record time between delivery and entering service
Replies: 12
Views: 4677

airBaltic claims world record time between delivery and entering service

They say it took only one hour to enter revenue service after delivery flight landed. I think it usually takes days if not weeks. The long-awaited and exciting Friday is finally here… However, this is not just a regular Friday for airBaltic. Not only did our new aircraft, the 6th Bombardier CS300 jo...

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by alm1
Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet to start flying from Southampton
Replies: 27
Views: 4680

Re: Easyjet to start flying from Southampton

MrHMSH Southampton is well connected by both motorways and rail with upto three trains an hour to London Waterloo Station some taking only 60 minutes as well as an hourly service to Reading and further north and trains going West as far as Weymouth. Why it isn't called London Southampton Airport th...

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by alm1
Fri Jun 09, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair seat assignments all over the aircraft
Replies: 192
Views: 25749

Re: Ryanair seat assignments all over the aircraft

Something interesting I found in FRs conditions of carriage that was linked in another thread. "Effective from October 2016 for an adult travelling with children under 12 (excl. infants) – it will become mandatory for one adult in the booking to reserve a seat. All children under 12 in the sam...

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by alm1
Sat Jun 03, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair seat assignments all over the aircraft
Replies: 192
Views: 25749

Re: Ryanair seat assignments all over the aircraft

Ryanair now allows to buy seat after you have been assigned a free seat. It even suggest that when printing boarding pass - Do not like your seat? - Pay to change it. The price seems to be the same. The only problem that options may be scarse if you checkin late. So for a couple it may be sufficient...

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by alm1
Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair's Next German Base at Memmingen (FMM), Munich
Replies: 10
Views: 2782

Re: Ryanair's Next German Base at Memmingen (FMM), Munich

Patrick, you did not look at map. Memmingen airport the same distance to Innsbruck as Munich airport and certainly serves Austrian region of Tirol because of limited options in Innsbruck airport. Salzburg is far away. The only problem is that when using public transport then Munich and Zurich airpor...

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by alm1
Fri Dec 16, 2016 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airBaltic becomes CS300 launch operator
Replies: 39
Views: 9411

Re: airBaltic becomes CS300 launch operator

I love the seat configuration: 2 on one side, 3 on the other. Only one person is stuck between 2 seats, and those are mostly families travelling together, I guess. I wonder how much of a problem that is for balancing weights. Not with airBaltic - they go to great lengths to encourage passengers to ...

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by alm1
Thu Dec 15, 2016 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Airlines' Love-Hate Relationship with OTAs (Expedia, etc)
Replies: 15
Views: 3850

Re: The Airlines' Love-Hate Relationship with OTAs (Expedia, etc)

Why someone wouldn't just go to the airline site, after finding the price I don't know. I guess it's just easier. In Europe there is a new trend - OTAs selling at a loss, with negative comission when you go to them using price comparison sites. They try then to make money by charging for some payme...

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by alm1
Mon Jun 13, 2016 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azerbaijan Airlines To LTN (4 Trips, June 2016)
Replies: 4
Views: 1010

RE: Azerbaijan Airlines To LTN (4 Trips, June 2016)

I think most personnel fly directly from Canada where there was a race this weekend so less demand for outbound.

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by alm1
Thu Jun 02, 2016 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair To Launch Flights To Oslo Gardermoen
Replies: 13
Views: 3463

RE: Ryanair To Launch Flights To Oslo Gardermoen

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/eurowings" class="quote" target="_blank">eurowings</a> (<a href="#8" class="quote">Reply 8</a>):<br/><i>That would make sense. When the <acronym...

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by alm1
Fri Feb 05, 2016 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vueling To Launch Seasonal LTN-ZRH Route
Replies: 9
Views: 1889

RE: Vueling To Launch Seasonal LTN-ZRH Route

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/eurowings" class="quote" target="_blank">eurowings</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i>There's only really five large pan-Europ...

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by alm1
Wed Jan 27, 2016 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Europe Aviation Thread N1.
Replies: 64
Views: 7709

RE: Eastern Europe Aviation Thread N1.

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/eielef" class="quote" target="_blank">eielef</a> (<a href="#40" class="quote">Reply 40</a>):<br/><i>But the train, that's cheap. She pays 34 eur...

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by alm1
Thu Dec 24, 2015 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick Express Trainline Closed.
Replies: 27
Views: 7300

RE: Gatwick Express Trainline Closed.

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/vfw614" class="quote" target="_blank">vfw614</a> (<a href="#7" class="quote">Reply 7</a>):<br/><i>How does that work?</i></font></td></tr></tabl...

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by alm1
Tue Dec 08, 2015 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Is Awarded Slots At CDG
Replies: 34
Views: 9140

RE: Ryanair Is Awarded Slots At CDG

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/by738" class="quote" target="_blank">by738</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i>Wonder if that will spell the end ultimately for...

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by alm1
Tue Nov 03, 2015 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Installs Slimline Seating
Replies: 37
Views: 20192

RE: Ryanair Installs Slimline Seating

I see a business opportunity selling extra cushion seats - nowadays I want that far more than extra legroom. I certainly would consider paying to get on of those plush old 20 years old seats you can still find in the old planes of usually tacky operators. I still remember the joy of getting them in ...

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by alm1
Sat Oct 31, 2015 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DRS To LON - A Strange Market?
Replies: 22
Views: 5072

RE: DRS To LON - A Strange Market?

There are direct buses from Dresden train station to Berlin Schoenefield airport that take exactly 2 hours. From there Ryanair, Easyjet and Norwegian fly to London.

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by alm1
Wed Aug 05, 2015 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FR Bag Charges Depending On Currency
Replies: 16
Views: 2340

RE: FR Bag Charges Depending On Currency

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/larshjort" class="quote" target="_blank">larshjort</a> (<a href="#13" class="quote">Reply 13</a>):<br/><i>I remeber flying Ryanair where the men...

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by alm1
Tue Feb 03, 2015 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why The Sudden Interest In Luton-Copenhagen?!
Replies: 25
Views: 7682

RE: Why The Sudden Interest In Luton-Copenhagen?!

If Ryanair bring planeloads of passengers to <acronym title="Copenhagen - Kastrup (CPH / EKCH), Denmark">CPH</acronym> and unions refuse them dissembark by not handing or obstruct them other way so they stay on tarmac - I think Ryanair will love the free publicity they will get. And the unions will ...

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by alm1
Wed May 21, 2014 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Towards A Nicer Ryanair
Replies: 25
Views: 10207

RE: Towards A Nicer Ryanair

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Pe%40rson" class="quote" target="_blank">[email protected]</a> (<a href="#19" class="quote">Reply 19</a>):<br/><i>So why not pay to get your preferred sea...

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by alm1
Fri Aug 30, 2013 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Scheduled Route Was Terminated The Fastest?
Replies: 101
Views: 17209

RE: What Scheduled Route Was Terminated The Fastest?

Ryanair flew Pisa-Tampere for only one week or so (two or three roundtrips - I do not remember exactly anymore) in Spring 2012. When I flew on the first departure we were about 15 passengers on board. I do not know why they chose to operate those first few flights and didn't cancel them when they ca...

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by alm1
Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft Boarding From Left Doors. Why?
Replies: 53
Views: 19206

RE: Aircraft Boarding From Left Doors. Why?

I have seen several times Ryanair board disabled passengers through door 1R on their 737. While normal boarding is proceeding on the port site, a special lift vehicle brings disabled passenger to the other site.

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by alm1
Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Roll-outs Paid Hand Luggage Policy
Replies: 4
Views: 2605

RE: Wizz Roll-outs Paid Hand Luggage Policy

I do not think it will be a succces on leisure routes. It may have worked on a VFR route like <acronym title="Katowice - Pyrzowice (KTW / EPKT), Poland">KTW</acronym>-<acronym title="London - Luton (LTN / EGGW), United Kingdom">LTN</acronym>. When flying for a weekend two pieceses of luggage is a nu...

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by alm1
Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair: New And Expanded Routes From MAN , STN
Replies: 6
Views: 4896

RE: Ryanair: New And Expanded Routes From MAN , STN

Riga route is being transfered from Liverpool.

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by alm1
Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FR @ BUD. How Legal And Safe Is This?
Replies: 70
Views: 11352

RE: FR @ BUD. How Legal And Safe Is This?

I like walking to remote stands. You do not have to run only to walk fast to beat other slower passengers and be able to chose any seat you like (and there a not many of them that I am interested in, as I want view not disturbed by wings and particular window alignment so I can rest my head to the w...

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