The Austrian government IMHO massively overestimates their bargaining position. I doubt that the Austrian government overestimates their bargaining position (at least not to a high degree) Mind you LH is facing a somewhat similar situation with SN in BRU. LH demands government money but the Belgian...Jump to post
I doubt that the EU would allow this to happen without strong "handcuffs" for LH attached to it. Adding SAS to the LH group would not benefit customers, worse it would significantly reduce competition on the intra-European market translating into less choice and higher fares. As a German (...Jump to post
I had to do a triple-take at FRA a few weeks ago when an AirBaltic 733 taxied by. The CFM56-3, short winglets and stumpy wings were giveaways... I didn't know any were left flying pax in the EU! Not surprising to see them going away, despite being newer than a number of 737NGs flying around! There ...Jump to post
I would love to fly Thai Airways but their prices always seems to be way more than everyone else. I was looking at a flight from HND to BKK. ANA has their flights for around $600. Thai airways has a codeshare with ANA in which they fly a B747. There price is $2,400. I know this airline has been tak...Jump to post
BA does already hold third/fourth freedom rights between their home country and the US but they won´t get fifth freedom (which would allow them to sell tickets between domestic points in the US if they make an intermediate stop in the US towards final destination somewhere else in the US). Btw.: BA ...Jump to post
Update: 1) Closed airports: Berlin Tempelhof (THF) Oslo Fornebu (FBU) München Riem (old MUC) Plymouth, UK (PLH) Istanbul Atatürk, Turkey (IST) Penzance, UK (PZE) - although there´s a new Heliport commencing operations in march 2020 just across the street approx. 250 metres from the location of the o...Jump to post
Closed: DOH - Doha Old (Qatar A319, A330-200, A330-300, A340-600, B777-200LR) DOK - Donetsk (AeroSvit B737-400) PLH - Plymouth (Air Southwest, FlyBe DHC8-300) PZE - Penzance (British International S-61) SDV - Sde Dov (Israir ATR 72, AYIT Short 360) THF - Berlin Tempelhof (Brussels Airlines RJ-85) A...Jump to post
1) Closed airports: Berlin Tempelhof (THF) Oslo Fornebu (FBU) München Riem (old MUC) Plymouth, UK (PLH) 2) Airports that have lost their scheduled / airline service (permanently) but still operate as airports: Hof, Germany (HOQ) Bayreuth, Germany (BYU) Siegerland, Germany (SGE) Zweibrücken, Germany ...Jump to post
The fact that it is 40 widebodies narrows down the potential buyer list to maybe 10-15 possible airlines. Perhaps it is Delta throwing in the towel on NMA and beginning to execute on a replacement strategy for 767s? Not sure why they wouldn't want it disclosed though. The only other existing A339 c...Jump to post
I do wonder what past lessons you are referring to, as I don't recall this type being deemed unsafe at all, but I might be wrong, so I am curious about the details. Ok, I´d better call it a (single) lesson they had to learn when UK-91004 (cargo version) crashed right after take off on dec 5, 1999. ...Jump to post
Who knows what planes will be allowed in the future? I doubt that BMA will be kept open after expiration of the lease to Swedavia but who knows ... But - if - there´s a future for the airport I´d see it most likely similar to Helsinki-Malmi as a general aviation airfield with all scheduled flights ...Jump to post
Good looking bird, resembles the SAAB 2000 in many aspects, but much slower airspeed performance. Like all Russian aircraft though, they can design them, build them, fly them ... but can they support it .. always the flaw in their plans. It´s true - the major obstacle was not a redesign/upgrade but...Jump to post
Since you mentioned considering LH booking through to Stuttgart I´d prefer the flight/train combo. Flying into FRA and then flying onwards to STR will add likely 45-60 mins compared to the flight/train combo because the ICE-train from FRA gets you right to Stuttgart central station. Just the local t...Jump to post
Regarding those questions: These are my personal observations and I can´t offer exact numbers. Hope you still find my observations helpful. 1. Comfort I´d put the F50 on par with the Saab 2000 although my judgement is based on two different subjects ("spaciousness" and cabin noise level) T...Jump to post
Just to add a bit of information regarding Germany: The first letter indicates the weight of the aircraft. D-Exxx for example is reserved for aircraft with a MTOW of 2 tons, D-Axxx for everything exceeding 20 tons of MTOW. https://de.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luftfahrzeugkennzeichen ... but even that is...Jump to post
Well, some people overlook that Wizzair is a well established brand with a much better reputation plus a very very low cost base ... FR has intentionally ignored/neglected the eastern European countries (in particular outside the EU) for too long. W6 was able to solidly build up their network withou...Jump to post
Well, I guess they did not use them exclusively for the kind of routes they were best suited for (transcon and cross Atlantic - longer and thinner routes) which made them uneconomic for UA´s particular network. ... and since UA retired their own B762 already there was simply no use for those from CO...Jump to post
If only the airlines can apply for the code, then when a large airport is built, which airline submits the application for the code? As per IATA protocol, the seniormost member airline headquartered in the country of the new airport is responsible for this. Holy crap... B747-437B is back on a.net! ...Jump to post
Can't just be airlines applying for codes. My nearest airfield is Goodwood ( QDU ) and being a grass runway aerodrome, it's not likely any airline wants to fly there ! Where is it? Are you talking about a truncated ICAO code? The closest thing I can find for QDU is the railway station at DUS. QDU d...Jump to post
https://portal.iata.org/faq/articles/en_US/FAQ/How-do-I-obtain-a-new-airport-code/ Are you serious? :scratchchin: It does not work :banghead: no recognize at all KJFK, KORD, EGGL etc NOTHING!! Dumb programmers! Use this: https://www.flightmanager.com/content/AirportLocatorForm.aspx Q The user's que...Jump to post
Well, if she has made a decision already ... The fact that it will take ~ 2 years until the -600S version will be availlable is not that much of an issue since the airports has yet to be built as well. Interesting will be he question who will operate the aircraft. So far no airline in Japan operate...Jump to post
As has been said, this verdict sets no legal precedent. That is why LH refrained from appealing it. I know what's been said. I'm saying it's blatantly incorrect. A court ruling sets a precedent unless a superior court overrules it. This ruling almost certainly sets a precedent in Germany and would ...Jump to post
@oldannyboy Don´t know where you are based but flying Motor Sich in Ukraine is likely your best and certainly easiest choice (no need to obtain a visa for most western country citizens unlike Russia) It´s easy in particular because Motor Sich has a properly and reliably working website in English (a...Jump to post
So what happens at the end with TXL? Will it be closed with the opening of BER or kept? The airport will be closed and the plan is to redevelop Tegel into some sort of tech hub. But I'm not sure how successful the redevelopment will be because there's no train line that goes to Tegel. Berlin never ...Jump to post
Lufthansa must have some serious money to waste, paying lawyers for such pointless cases. Time to evolve a bit and embrace the 21st century. No, they are not wasting their money because there´s always a slight chance to win a case and this time they decided for some reason it´s again worth a try. T...Jump to post
[...] You cant change nature, you can only let it run its course. While I usually do agree with consumer friendly laws and court rulings, weather delays and other "acts of God" shouldnt be the reason for compensation.[...] . Hei TWA772LR, I understand your point. While legitimate, I think...Jump to post
Interesting that nobody recognizes the fact that Lufthansa decided not to appeal/escalate further ... To me it is clear that this was only in order to prevent a precedent ruling on the case. So, they can continue throwing court cases at customers. LH (and quite a few other legacy carriers) gamble on...Jump to post
The problem here is that we all know many airlines are easy to abuse the "weather related" excuse and there´s no clear line between weather related and operationally related. The question is where do you want to draw the line ? Of course weather related turns often into operationally relat...Jump to post
BasilFawlty wrote:cityshuttle wrote:Maybe a good add for EW to purchase ZI
Yes, brilliant, even more loss-making operations for under the EW umbrella. It would fit them quite well actually.
Something I´m missing here is the fact that the pilots wouldn´t have been arrested if police didn´t have a good reason to suspect them being indeed intoxicated. If some hotel employee decided to call police that´s one thing. Police is required to look into it then. Since they do have breathalizers a...Jump to post
Now I slowly get a clearer view on the background of this route. Especially in regard of the shipyard and oil rig employment requirements. Since Gdansk was (is?) still big in shipbuilding I can see a connection now ... And after some research I found out Molde is a tourist spot - despite I´d expect ...Jump to post
Norway not being part of EU is certainly restrictive in handing out work permits to foreigners ... When it comes to work permits and free movement of people, Norway is by it's EEA membership no different than other EU countries meaning that all EU citizens can work in Norway. Not true. It is correc...Jump to post
Blerg wrote:Maybe they are getting subsidies to operate the route?
Hi, sounds fair... Since yesterday the law changed dramatically... The EU airline is now responsible, if it sold the ticket and NOT any longer the operating carrier; bcs. the EU airline can ask for compensation from the partner carrier. So indeed, AF needs to refund the sector in Economy. Thanks a ...Jump to post
I am aware that Wizzair is known for serving some routes that seem to make little sense at first sight to outsiders (like me) but usually seem to work somehow ... But - this announcement that they start flying to Molde from oct 28 makes me wonder where the "market" is. They will serve the ...Jump to post
There´s an odd one out there ...
VIE-BRE 5/7 with an A321 ???
Wonder if that is not a bit of an overkill despite the route not being served by any other carrier non-stop.
They fly non-stop from FRA to DEN.
So, BRU-FRA-DEN with a very polished/dedicated UM transit service at FRA is the best way to go.
For a detailed info see: https://www.lufthansa.com/be/en/unaccompanied-minors
Well, from a passenger´s perspective I found the SF3 more comfortable (more spacious / better seats) than the EM2.
In particuar the noise level was worse on the EM2 - despite the SF3 not being a "sanatorium" either ...
But the SF3 was slower in any stage. It has a much more solid feel to it.
I´d question the ability to take advantage of TWOV in this case as long as it is not all on a single ticket. I have my doubts that Chinese immigration would accept a separate ticket Shanghai-HK vv. in addition to the LX ticket as sufficient in order to be eligible. So, you might even be denied board...Jump to post
Something that has not been explained properly here regarding the rather high weight of the frame is that it is not just heavy because it is derived from the earlier F-27 models but those were already overweight by todays standards. The reason behind is that in the early 1950`s when the F-27 was des...Jump to post
Well, the fact that they dropped DUS and MOW has likely something to do with the fact that 1) the start of the routes happened exactly when they went into serious financial troubles and 2) their A340´s were not really suited for these routes (too inefficient and outdated compared to competition). Wh...Jump to post
Well, in order keep the numbers acceptable I limited my list to defunct airlines that did not merge with other airlines. I was surprised - even shocked - how many still make the list for me: Pan Am Flew them twice on the IGS (Internal German Services serving Berlin) my first flight ever on an A310 a...Jump to post
it's not as if Legacy carriers go out of their way to separate jointly-booked individuals and families on Basic Economy fares. Not only do you run essentially the same risk of not having tandem seats when last on the aircraft, but the same "would you mind switching with me so I can sit next to...Jump to post
Aside from the fact that F50´s are getting older (and are not in production anymore for quite a while now...) it is a heavy airframe in comparison to more modern aircraft of he same size/capacity. I compared it with Dash8-300 and ATR-42 and the F50´s has the highest empty weight (F50 = 12570kgs / Da...Jump to post
At least on LWO-IEV AN-24 is standard occasionally substituted by AN-140. On IEV-ODS-IEV you may be lucky to fly the AN-140 or YAK-40 - or the jackpot would be the AN-74. At least there´s no risk ending up on a Western aircraft. Good luck. How many YAK40 are operated by Motor Sich? There is a BIG p...Jump to post
Fabulous trip report! Now I'm even more excited for my 3 upcoming Motor Sich flights in July. I'm doing LWO-IEV-ODS and ODS-IEV and hope for a nice variety of airliners. If you have a little bit of "bad luck" you´ll fly on An-24, An-24 and AN-24 ... (talking out of my own experience ...) ...Jump to post