Ryanair will either sign a CBA with a Danish union for the staff based at Billund (cockpit and cabin crew), or they will find themselves without any ground handling, fuelling or catering services. My money is on them doing the usual, which is de-basing the aircraft.Jump to post
You can spin it anyway you like, and financial engineering certainly makes some interesting spins, but fact remains that if you spend 100 USD on designing, marketing and building a product, expecting to sell 11 of them at 10 USD each but only sell 9 of them at 9 USD each, you're looking at a loss. A...Jump to post
Its where it is now, it was not always this big, let's not downplay the role satellite TV and internet has played in the global popularity, it can be replicated elsewhere if the will is there. As more and more countries around the world watch their stars doing well in the Europe market, nationalism...Jump to post
So a question, does anyone think the greedy foreign owners actually have a plan? 1. The European Leagues attracted "foreign" ownership to allow the massive spend that we saw / see taking place, players salaries, marketing, stadiums etc. 2. Greedy foreign owners decided they want a bigger ...Jump to post
I've been to Israel more than a few times (always on business), and have made a couple of friends there. They're all secular, and the feeling towards the orthodox is either resentment, apathy or disgust - sometimes a combination of all three. Think it's fair to say that the orthodox are tolerated, b...Jump to post
I've read several articles (including one in the New York Times) pointing out that France was a huge maker of players for Europe, without really profiting from it. From an American perspective, I suppose "profiting" means making money. But football, and sports in general, is ultimately ab...Jump to post
There's a few people here who don't understand football, but it seems like sanity is starting to prevail among some of the clubs who signed on this stillborn idea. It is certainly not outside the realms of possibility, that UK clubs have been told of the possibility of introducing the German ownersh...Jump to post
The above poster displays a remarkable lack of understanding of what football is, its history and its fanbase. Football fans support their local club, and perhaps a big foreign club (e.g. Barcelona and Liverpool has a very large foreign fanbase). But those fanbases are founded in the history of the ...Jump to post
Let's get one thing straight from the start: UEFA is the association of European football associations, governing the CL and EL as well as the European Cup (amongst other things). FIFA is the global association, running the World Cup. This is primarily between UEFA and the SL founders, and UEFA seem...Jump to post
For more than 2.000 years nobody has successfully invaded and occupied Afghanistan, which leads to the logical conclusion that it's simply not possible for outsiders to come in and tell them how to run their show. Arrogance, however, will usually prevail over something as mundane as facts and, well,...Jump to post
For mere mortals, it would probably be a toss-up between the upper-deck on a BA -400, seat 1A on a LH -400 or 1K on a SAA -300. But I'm a lucky SOB, so for me the best 747 ride ever was on a Kalitta -200F.Jump to post
Attempting the solve internal conflicts by way of direct outside influence rarely, if ever, produces a good result, and history is littered with examples of monumental failures. More than 40% of Myanmar's exports are almost equally split between mineral fuels and clothing, yet those 40%+ amount to n...Jump to post
Good: Someone else than Mercedes taking the pole. AlphaTauri finding a lot of pace Above average: McLaren looks to be able to keep building on the momentum they found last season Medium: Ferrari have improved, but probably not enough to be serious podium contenders Below average: Having fought for 3...Jump to post
Aaron747 wrote:Just observationally, some of the worst violent crimes the last couple years caught on camera have been by teenagers.
Some American thinks it's fair game to shoot a guy who breaks into their house to steal a TV, and that to have the opportunity to carry out a death sentence is worth the lives of +10K people a year.
I'll just do the logical thing and stay the hell away from that place.
Speaking of ... SWMBO purchased some very nice minced meat yesterday, and this morning has made some equally nice brioche buns. Which means that, by lunch time, I shall be making home made burgers of unsurpassed quality. Now that's proper fast food, which will put every single burger you can buy any...Jump to post
All of them. The large American chains, that is. If I'm in the mood for junk food there are plenty of locals, offering anything from pizza over chinese and thai to burgers. My favourite by quite some margin is Gasoline Grill which, truth be told, does have around half a dozen outlets. They have exac...Jump to post
It would also make for an expensive development, test and certification effort for something IMO that does not have a huge market in front of it. Seems to me far more likely that Airbus will go with a "cheap and cheerful" A359F with perhaps a bit of strengthening, and even that could die ...Jump to post
The "ideal" A350F would encompass the landing-gear, centre wing box and stronger wings of the -1000, in a fuselage one frame longer than the -900. Based on that, the weights of a A350F could be roughly as follows. OEW: 140t MZFW: 230t (+7 tons over the -1000) MTOW: 310t (- 9 tons over the ...Jump to post
The best way forward for Boeing would be to de-list their stock, getting out of the grips of short-sighted Wall Street vultures and their perpetual desire for ever improving quarterlies. Secondly they need to recognise that they're an engineering company first, second and last. Their mission should ...Jump to post
There's literally only one market which presently works, sort of, and that's the Chinese domestic one. If any orders are coming in 2021, there's your most likely source. I've no idea which Chinese carriers, if any, might benefit from taking the A220. In the end the aircraft may prove to be either to...Jump to post
Well, if a woman marries a king she becomes a queen. But if man marries a queen he doesn't become a king but rather a "prince consort".Jump to post
Copenhagen was already plagued with overtourism for a few years, and I do wonder why anyone would like to go back to that. Copenhagen was neither plagued nor burdened with over tourism. Back in 2019 I had a job in downtown Copenhagen and, sure, there were quite a lot of tourists. But it was nowhere...Jump to post
All these suggestions of which airlines may have a need for a batch of 787s is academic at best, but in the current environment it's more theoretical. Very few, if any, airlines currently have a need to increase their fleets or have the money to do fleet replacements. As the aircraft are owned by le...Jump to post
sevenair wrote:Where do things stand with LGW shorthaul?
The numbers are staggering; in 2020 CPH was back to the passenger numbers of 1970. That's 50 years of growth wiped out in a period of 10 months, and is evidence of the gruelling impact Covid-19 has had on aviation. https://check-in.dk/cph-tabte-50-aars-trafikfremgang-paa-blot-10-maaneder/ (LInk in D...Jump to post
Kiwirob wrote:So if there was a most masculine president who would it be?
It is of particular interest to observe Trumpists saying the next 4 years will be tough on Biden, because of what the Democrats did to Trump. They must have the attention span of a gold fish, having seemingly forgotten how the Republicans treated Obama for 8 years.Jump to post
Twitter and Facebook should start banning everyone from the GOP. Taking away peoples' rights is only going to incite the crazies more. If you want to work on stopping so much division this isn't a good move. Having a social media account is a privilege, not a right. Same as having a drivers license...Jump to post
People generally have a very poor grasp of history, and are likely to portray events happening in their lifetime as "the worst" or "the best". A Danish newsoutlet published a story today on the very topic of "worst year ever", and unsurprisingly 2020 doesn't make the cu...Jump to post
Whilst the German unification was undoubtedly long over due and brought great progress, freedom and democracy to a once oppressed part of the world, it sadly also spelled the end for what is, without a shadow of doubt, the most beautiful national anthem ever; Auferstanden aus Ruinen. https://www.you...Jump to post
Burgers from the big chains usually leaves me cold and dissatisfied. BK used to do some rather good burgers, but over time quality has plunged. McD is more consistent, but then again it's not that hard to be consistently shitty. Carl's JR is acceptable, but really nothing to write home about. So if ...Jump to post
A well phrased reply, DSN, and you seem to have some insight into that sordid industry. But your tirade leaves out one very important fact, namely choice. The desolate mother living in the slums didn't chose to live there; the person contracting a debilitating illness did not chose so and; the unemp...Jump to post
My worst experience involves aviation, go figure! Was jumpseating back from Dubai to Brussels, where I would have a few hours before grabbing another jumpseat to Lagos. So far, so innocent. As it turned out, the flight from DXB had a crew of 2 and 7 passengers, self included, each of which (the pass...Jump to post
Let's not get carried away. Moviestars gets paid obscene amounts of money for getting 20+ chances in every scene to pretend they're someone else. Real acting takes place on a stage in front of a live audience, and requires real and tangible talent. Having 20 or more attempts to get a single scene ri...Jump to post
How can a seat cost 100.000 $ ? In aviation terms, that's not far off 'peanuts' territory. I've just reviewed an order we placed with a parts supplier, and it's eyewatering expensive. These are engine parts, but still, 75K for a surge control valve is a fair amount of money. Or how about an engine ...Jump to post
I think integrators are also using commercial airlines though right? Yes, it happens on a daily basis. One example is freight which, for whatever reason, failed to connect to the integrators flight gets transported on a passenger airline, which usually departs later in the morning. Hmm it seems lik...Jump to post
Are we expecting most vaccine to be transported by commercial airlines in belly capacity or will it be dominated by dedicated freighter airlines? Are couriers like UPS, Fedex better equip to handle vaccines in general etc? The vast majority will be carried by cargo carriers and integrators. Integra...Jump to post