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by runway23
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Lufthansa almost doesn't fly narrowbodies from Z and C-Gates in FRA?
Replies: 15
Views: 2092

Re: Why Lufthansa almost doesn't fly narrowbodies from Z and C-Gates in FRA?

Blerg wrote:
Any particular reason why Canada is at B terminal? A month ago I flew on LH from YVR. We departed from there and we parked at the same terminal on the flight back since the plane was rotating back to YVR after a few hours.


Probably to keep LH and AC operations nearby.

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by runway23
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The end of the poor BA catering? Do&Co won ten year tender!
Replies: 24
Views: 6478

Re: The end of the poor BA catering? Do&Co won ten year tender!

BA have been Do&Co for years, hasn't made their food any better.

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by runway23
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Car chase on LYS runway
Replies: 17
Views: 3965

Re: Car chase on LYS runway

GTA real life edition once again.

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by runway23
Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swissair 111 crash 20 years ago
Replies: 49
Views: 9339

Re: Swissair 111 crash 20 years ago

A truly tragic accident. HB-IWF, the aircraft involved, was filmed extensively in December 1996 during a flight from Seoul to Zürich. As far as I can tell from the video, it was filmed prior to the installation of the business-class IFE system which brought the flight down. https://m.youtube.com/wa...

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by runway23
Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Mirabel Once Again See Passenger Traffic?
Replies: 22
Views: 4107

Re: Could Mirabel Once Again See Passenger Traffic?

Combine that with a passenger train à la the UP Express in Toronto, and I think YUL will be a viable airport for many more years to come. I think YMX will always be too far away to be desirable from the point of view of passengers or airlines at any price point. REM is 2-3 years away and will solve...

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by runway23
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet A321neo Boasts Leather Seats in Contrast to A320neo
Replies: 21
Views: 4474

Re: easyJet A321neo Boasts Leather Seats in Contrast to A320neo

davies2911 wrote:
All of easyJet’s planes delivered since 2013 have had these seats with the leather coatings. I believe a fair few of the A320s had the refit as well.


No the seat covers are all cloth. 321s are the first in the fleet to have (fake?) leather covers.

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by runway23
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF/KLM Unions bristle as Air Canada Exec tipped for CEO
Replies: 50
Views: 7442

Re: AF/KLM Unions bristle as Air Canada Exec tipped for CEO

Whoever the new AF/KLM CEO is his task will be ENORMEOUS . With AF Business PAX leaving for BA or other Air Carriers for better and cheaper service AF has a market share and loyalty issue, that is clear. But British Airways is certainly not an airline that AF passengers migrate to. BA is financiall...

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by runway23
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF/KLM Unions bristle as Air Canada Exec tipped for CEO
Replies: 50
Views: 7442

Re: AF/KLM Unions bristle as Air Canada Exec tipped for CEO

abrelosojos wrote:
Great. Now, the Quebecois will see how they can't ever be accepted in France (AGAIN).

Saludos,
Alex


Ben Smith isn’t from Quebec

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by runway23
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 301
Views: 37081

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

Toulouse - I wish you good luck as even if you have a valid claim Swiss will basically never pay EC261 compensation unless dragged to courts.

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by runway23
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest grounding many airplanes.
Replies: 71
Views: 12226

Re: Southwest grounding many airplanes.

And this is a surprise to no one. WN has skirted rules and had cozy realtionship with the FAA people that were supposed to safeguarding the public. It was only a matter of time. Perhaps peeling the onion will reveal a lot more. Maybe the inspectors doing the deep dive don’t like pizza? (An industry...

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by runway23
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian cancels Barcelona after less than two months of operations
Replies: 55
Views: 9981

Re: Ethiopian cancels Barcelona after less than two months of operations

ADD-VIE-GVA seems a bit like a no brainer to me ! Flying time to GVA will be an additional 15 minutes accoring to the published schedules, but that seems rather optimistic to me. The previously planned changed to switch GVA via FCO instead of MXP was more logical, but operating via VIE makes geogra...

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by runway23
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC COO potential new AF-KLM boss
Replies: 30
Views: 4696

Re: AC COO potential new AF-KLM boss

mercure1 wrote:
French state has absolutely a big part in the selection of new CEO for AFKL. One does not become the head of major company in France without the nod of Elysee Palace.


More like a big push in the back rather than nod...

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by runway23
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)
Replies: 189
Views: 24199

Re: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)

oldannyboy wrote:
I could see the LH group placing an order in the not too distant future....


LH Group already have one with LX...

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by runway23
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2017 (41)
Replies: 515
Views: 95787

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread 41

Even if I am not proud of it, I have been traveling many time from Lyon. It’s only 1h30 from Geneva by car, the train takes you directly to the airport and fares are sometime 20-30% cheaper! It is insane what LX charges passengers from Geneva or Zürich! What about the rumors that some AB aircrafts ...

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by runway23
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2017 (41)
Replies: 515
Views: 95787

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread 41

I am wondering of the fact that flying from LYS is WAY cheaper than from Geneva, therefore some people from GVA are going there by train/car to have better fares, then connect through ZRH, has anything to do with this cancelation... It was a sweet deal No it was mainly motivated by needing aircraft...

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by runway23
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brussels Airlines to operate two A340 aircraft for Eurowings
Replies: 45
Views: 12757

Re: Brussels Airlines to operate two A340 aircraft for Eurowings

Is anybody else confused by the sheer number of special operating structures within the various entities at LH? Cityline Jump Brussels airlines Tyrolean airways LH mainline Austrian Air Berlin wet lease Eurowings Germanwings Air Dolomiti Revenue management must be a headache! Seems ripe for some co...

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by runway23
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2017 (41)
Replies: 515
Views: 95787

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread 41

They did the same thing when LX ended TLS/ZRH. After a few months only is was curtains again and I can't see them being more sucessful with LYS/ZRH. LX obviously couldn't make it work with all the connecting traffic through ZRH and I seriously doubt the O/D traffic will be sufficient for 3 daily fl...

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by runway23
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss CAA suspends regional airline Skywork's AOC with effect end of october
Replies: 17
Views: 3629

Re: Swiss CAA suspends regional airline Skywork's AOC with effect end of october

Perhaps Darwin and Etihad could feed tourists into the Bernese Oberland area; together with bus connections to Interlaken. Etihad have nothing more to do with Darwin, who belongs to Adria now. Looking at all the previous airlines operating out of BRN and all folded, I doubt that Darwin ( or Adria S...

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by runway23
Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss CAA suspends regional airline Skywork's AOC with effect end of october
Replies: 17
Views: 3629

Re: Swiss CAA suspends regional airline Skywork's AOC with effect end of october

Another swiss regional airline bites the dust.

Maybe a good opportunity for Darwin to serve some destinations from BRN in case Skywork doesn’t survive.

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by runway23
Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 271
Views: 41344

Re: LH buys majority of Air Berlin

There are reasons why they do not use the slots at FRA for flights to SXF or HAM and the reason is not missing slots at the destinations. So you really believe that FR who has bases in Germany for years now would suddenly attract attention because they start some domestic flights from FRA? Unlikely...

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by runway23
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 271
Views: 41344

Re: LH buys majority of Air Berlin

VS11 wrote:
Is air Berlin going to be part of oneworld or star?


Air Berlin is currently part of oneworld. However come October 28th there won't be anymore Air Berlin.

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by runway23
Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 271
Views: 41344

Re: LH buys majority of Air Berlin

tommy1808 wrote:
AirlineCritic wrote:
Monopolies... good to have them!


iirc there is just a single relation where taking over AB leads to a monopoly and that is MUC-CGN.

best regards
Thomas


What about all the other routes out of DUS and TXL where both EW and AB competed ?

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by runway23
Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 271
Views: 41344

Re: LH buys majority of Air Berlin

....if TXL stays open.which has to be seen. Berlin's stupid single Airport strategy which is topped by the capping of frequencies at the future single Airport BER to 360000 p.a. is a far greater threat of higher air fares than a few Monopoly routes. But no one complains, the issue is not public I d...

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by runway23
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 271
Views: 41344

Re: LH buys Air Berlin

If one looks out of the box a bit more, there is a clear LH-group-dominance in market share between Germany, Austria and Switzerland now. Rail and road are weak competitors say between Vienna and Zürich/Geneva or Vienna and places further away than Munich or Frankfurt. Except VIE - GVA and VIE - BE...

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by runway23
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 271
Views: 41344

Re: LH buys Air Berlin

Supposedly Small Planet are interested in Belair but no news on that front. It would have made sense to integrate Belair into Edelweiss or Eurowings.

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by runway23
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 271
Views: 41344

Re: LH buys Air Berlin

Thexy have done their homework. What is signed and sealed today will hold up, especially since no one else except U2 was willing to buy anything. Even if, how can you sell somethnig when there are no buyers? With all due respect, your view is a bit too naive. There was interest from a number of air...

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by runway23
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 271
Views: 41344

Re: LH buys Air Berlin

Wonder where this leaves easyJet then ? If easyJet get nothing and LH/EW everything then something is deeply wrong here... Easyjet has reduced their bids earlier this week, reportedly from 50 to 30 mio €. The question is not what EZY gets but what they want. While LH will buy what they can without ...

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by runway23
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 271
Views: 41344

Re: LH buys Air Berlin

Wonder where this leaves easyJet then ?

If easyJet get nothing and LH/EW everything then something is deeply wrong here...

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by runway23
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airBaltic grounds CSeries fleet
Replies: 37
Views: 13272

Re: airBaltic grounds CSeries fleet

and now YL-CSF departed to GVA as BT647. Is it? flight radar has it as heavily delayed with the follow on flight cancelled... It's definitely in flight to GVA now. The next CS300 departure is to GVA in an hour. Perhaps it's coincidence or done on purpose, but funny to see BT dispatching CS300's to ...

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by runway23
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airBaltic grounds CSeries fleet
Replies: 37
Views: 13272

Re: airBaltic grounds CSeries fleet

Right now none of LX's CS300 flights tomorrow are showing as cancelled, they are scheduled to be (first departure of the day for each aircraft):

HB-JCA - LX2800 ZRH-GVA
HB-JCB - LX1472 GVA-PRG
HB-JCC - LX2104 GVA-AGP
HB-JCE - LX352 GVA-LHR

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by runway23
Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2017 (41)
Replies: 515
Views: 95787

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread 41

DALCE wrote:
Could it be that LX will lease this bird at cheap rates? GRU will be upgauged to 77W 3/7 as per FEB, and am not sure when the last two new 77W's will join the fleet.


HB-JNI is due in March 2018 and HB-JNJ in April 2018.

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by runway23
Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 966
Views: 162828

Re: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations

According to Airlineroute, EW have put on sale a number of new routes (they havne't listed routes that gain frequencies), mostly out of TXL but also out of DUS. Most interesting is that routes are actively listed as operated by LGW and some 737-800 operated routes (without an operator listed). Seems...

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by runway23
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Will B6 Pull Out of LGB?
Replies: 110
Views: 19598

Re: When Will B6 Pull Out of LGB?

B6' only options in the west are probably BUR and LAS as discussed above. That said, what about B6 paying another carrier (say Allegiant, Spirit or Frontier) to trade their LAX gates/presence for LGB slots. The ULCC's would still largely be in the same market (at a less favorable airport nonetheless...

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by runway23
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How would VY and IAG fit in a Europe where both the U.K. and Catalonia are no longer EU members?
Replies: 59
Views: 6847

Re: Catalonia Independence. What does it mean for Aviation?

Nothing much, BCN will continue to see constant growth. Vueling will become Catalan airline (rather than Spanish) Vueling is an IAG subsidiary, and very much a pan-European airline, not really a "Spanish" airline, and even less so a Catalan entity... I think that in all likelihood, with a...

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by runway23
Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 966
Views: 162828

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

Interesting post by an AB employee in a German forum: He says that the employees today were informed that easyjet is not interested in operating from DUS, but only want to take over a large number of A320s for a TXL-base. And another surprising information was that Lufthansa wants to take over both...

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by runway23
Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 966
Views: 162828

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

airberlin have confirmed they will cease all long-haul flights by 15 October 2017. HAM-MUC and CGN-MUC will end on 29 September. They blame lessors for withdrawing their A330 aircraft. DUS-LAX will end (has ended) today. For the long haul flights, this was long in the GDS' as I had reported (the zer...

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by runway23
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2017 (41)
Replies: 515
Views: 95787

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread 41

In recent years LX has never loaded the summer schedule for GVA before October and even after that there were many changes loaded afterwards in January/February and even May. easyJet have already loaded their spring schedule and will load their summer schedule on Wednesday, so LX will probably feel ...

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by runway23
Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2017 (41)
Replies: 515
Views: 95787

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread 41

LX is ending ZRH-LYS as of the winter schedule.

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by runway23
Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: Alitalia to move LHR flights to STN
Replies: 39
Views: 9252

Re: Unconfirmed: Alitalia to move LHR flights to STN

Many have missed the fact that Etihad had long bought these slots to AZ in return for a loan. It is clear that EY have asked these slots back (probably out of fear that AZ will soon go belly up or not be under their control anymore) and AZ's only solution was to go to STN or LGW (where they were una...

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by runway23
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 966
Views: 162828

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

Interesting information circulating on a German pilots messageboard, apparently posted by an airberlin employee: He/she says that Lufthansa Group has bought the 10 A330-200 airberlin returned to lessor AerCap - who, without that purchase, was, as he says, in no haste to repossess the aircraft. The ...

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by runway23
Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 966
Views: 162828

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

Another buyer for AB has shown up, Mr. Jonathan Pang, owner of Parchim Airport near Schwerin in Meck-Pomm. He wants to relocate AB to his Airport which is about half wqay between HAM and BER. You can check this Information under "hey, I am also here, please listen to me". It would cost hi...

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by runway23
Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet to feed Norwegian and WestJet at LGW
Replies: 50
Views: 6959

Re: Easyjet to feed Norwegian and WestJet at LGW

The most interesting bit of information was tucked away in the press release in that easyJet will also start selling short-haul connections between its flights at MXP, GVA, AMS, CDG, BCN in addition to LGW.

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by runway23
Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1856
Views: 247479

Re: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

I can hardly wait to see ETOPS and what it'll do for sales in the Pacific. I suspect it's an untapped market there. Could the CS100/300 be a good 717 replacement for HA ? I mean just thinking of HA, they could cycle a CS between intra Hawaiian flying while at the same time send them to the west coa...

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by runway23
Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike
Replies: 137
Views: 14375

Re: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike

It wouldn't exactly be unthinkable that AB/Aer Cap agree to terminate the lease on the A330s, AB is forced to fire all the A330 crew. In return EW agrees with Aer Cap to lease said aircraft and take over the flights (right now there's mainly the tour operator destinations officially axed and up for ...

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by runway23
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airberlin axes Curaçao, Cancun, Havanna, Varadero, Punta Cana, Puerto Plata w/e 9/25
Replies: 37
Views: 6293

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

No, LAX/SFO aren't zero'd out, JFK and MIA are the one's zero'd out. DUS-LAX/SFO now zero'ed out as well beyond Sep 25. So basically now the entire long-haul operation is 0'd out (or only bookable on the highest fare categories). I wonder why AB aren't being more honest that in 2 weeks they won't o...

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by runway23
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike
Replies: 137
Views: 14375

Re: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike

Rumour has it that airberlin wants to get rid of rather expensive LTU-era long-haul staff to make the core business leaner and more attractive for a buyer. It is a PITA to get rid of such longtime employees here. Forget to do it on short notice. Expensive. Is that still the case when an airline is ...

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by runway23
Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airberlin axes Curaçao, Cancun, Havanna, Varadero, Punta Cana, Puerto Plata w/e 9/25
Replies: 37
Views: 6293

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

At what point does AB start making employees redundant ? 10 A330s must be a sizeable workforce. I also wonder whether this won't diminish the value of the airline or complicate the bidding for the different parts of Air Berlin.

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by runway23
Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airberlin axes Curaçao, Cancun, Havanna, Varadero, Punta Cana, Puerto Plata w/e 9/25
Replies: 37
Views: 6293

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

If I am not mistaken, all that remains from the long-haul network are the routes from Düsseldorf to New York, Miami, Fort Myers, Los Angeles and San Francisco. With LAX and SFO being zero'ed out and MIA and RSW currently not operating due to Irma (not sure how quickly RSW will be back on line, MIA ...

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by runway23
Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airberlin axes Curaçao, Cancun, Havanna, Varadero, Punta Cana, Puerto Plata w/e 9/25
Replies: 37
Views: 6293

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

It seems like DUS-JFK/MIA have been zero'd out on all but the most expensive fare classes. LAX/SFO don't seem affected yet. Could it be that all long-haul flights will come to an end by end of September or beginning of October ? In which case, how long until other parts of the fleet are parted out t...

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by runway23
Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BMI Iceland
Replies: 1
Views: 824

Re: BMI Iceland

It's Wow Air.

WW is Wow Airs IATA code. Used to be Bmi baby's IATA code hence the system being confused...

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