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by lhrnue
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lead time to fill a plane reservations-wise
Replies: 25
Views: 3472

Re: Lead time to fill a plane reservations-wise

I bet airlines monitor very very closely what people search for on their online portals. Not saying they don't do this during normal times ... but I can't imagen any airline want to be caught out short on capacity when the traffic picks up.

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by lhrnue
Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets
Replies: 176
Views: 16417

Re: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets

In my experience the biggest problem of international train travel in Europe is that buying tickets is still far too complicated.

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by lhrnue
Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets
Replies: 176
Views: 16417

Re: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets

Surely setting a minimum price which is equal to the minimum tax can't be anti competitive.

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by lhrnue
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese aviation market international capacity restriction
Replies: 110
Views: 13390

Re: Trump Admin to bar Chinese Airlines from flying to US

I see some Airbus orders on the horizon.

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by lhrnue
Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why are airport stores/eateries still closed?
Replies: 13
Views: 2118

Re: Why are airport stores/eateries still closed?

If you have to keep 2 metre distance in a restaurant / bar / pub between parties ... the business model is not viable for many.

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by lhrnue
Thu May 28, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 502
Views: 61342

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

It looks like Lufthansa is worried about the potential condition to give up slots in Frankfurt and Munich. Was Munich at it's capacity limit so that other airlines weren't able to get slots? Or is it a percentage slot reduction rather than an absolute number? Surly the issue will be fill slots rathe...

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by lhrnue
Fri May 22, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways route updates
Replies: 151
Views: 31492

Re: BA cancels LHR-CHS for rest of 2020

With introducing a 14 day quarantine for arriving passengers in the UK (excluding the common travel area) from 8th of June, the British government just killed the British aviation and holiday industry.

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by lhrnue
Fri May 22, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 386
Views: 178457

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-52774854
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UK introduces 14 day quarantine for arriving passengers from 8th of June. I have to restrain myself from making any political statements.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-52774854

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by lhrnue
Tue May 19, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: LAX In In Out
Replies: 12
Views: 3088

Re: LAX In In Out

To be honest. This is an essential question on airliners.net. Even I've been there twice despite living in Europe.

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by lhrnue
Sun May 17, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020
Replies: 134
Views: 26573

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020

SeanM1997 wrote:
What about Manchester - Atlanta in Summer 2021?


I would guess it will be served a by Delta.

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by lhrnue
Sun May 17, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 348
Views: 69994

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

Regardless if this story is true or not, the A380 game has changed when Airbus announced the end of the programme.

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by lhrnue
Sat May 16, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 202
Views: 32765

Re: Airlines Job Cuts

Don't think there is a general answer to this. Labour laws are too different around the world.

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by lhrnue
Fri May 15, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 386
Views: 178457

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

The daughter company of the German railway operator Schenker is using 3 converted Iceland Air 767 for cargo flights. Link to article https://www.flightglobal.com/airlines/icelandair-converting-767s-for-chinese-medical-supply-flights/138065.article Link to German article with picture of the Iceland A...

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by lhrnue
Fri May 08, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: IAG and EY interested in creating a hub at VIE
Replies: 118
Views: 21425

Re: Rumor: IAG and Etihad interest in taking over OS

If they do buy OS from LH, I hope that a EU ruling could force IAG to sell AI to LH, thereby creating a competitor to BA in the UK, and a competitor to LH in Germany. The new LH-AI could become a competitor to BA through expansion into the UK, whereas the new BA-OS could become a competitor to LH t...

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by lhrnue
Thu May 07, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Post Covid Fleet Plan Summary
Replies: 66
Views: 13155

Re: IAG Post Covid Fleet Plan Summary

Fleet refurbishments are still going ahead but the mix of premium and non premium seats will very likely change both for new deliveries and refurbishment. Was something said if this is expected to be an increase or reduction of premium seats? I assume decrease, due to less business travel in near f...

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by lhrnue
Wed May 06, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"
Replies: 135
Views: 30969

Re: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"

Aye aye Sir ….. meanwhile the article just says "CEO Tim Clark …"

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by lhrnue
Wed May 06, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for the airlines to restart advertising
Replies: 114
Views: 10369

Re: Time for the airlines to restart advertising

I got the BA news letter today … not a single flight offer included.

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by lhrnue
Wed May 06, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - May 2020
Replies: 184
Views: 24633

Re: BA, LH and KLM surviving crisis better than others?

Surprised by the number of KLM flights. Are they allowing PAX transferring through AMS? Or are they running Cargo transfer flights?

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by lhrnue
Tue May 05, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?
Replies: 1317
Views: 161950

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

The upstairs Economy class on the VA 747's was a unique experience and the only time I have been on the upper deck.

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by lhrnue
Fri May 01, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 309
Views: 56333

Re: BA could make up to 12.000 employees redundant

I find closing LGW from BA a very clever short and long-term strategy. At the moment, and in near future, BA has enough capacity at LHR to serve all destinations with the cost benefit of one base only. LGW will be busy to fill the slots BA leaves behind … low cost carriers, in particular EasyJet, wi...

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by lhrnue
Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: COVI-19 and 737MAX - Killing it softly?
Replies: 15
Views: 3038

Re: COVI-19 and 737MAX - Killing it softly?

Don't think the MAX will die … but it certainly looks like that some airlines/lessors use Covid as an opportunity to get out of it.

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by lhrnue
Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport construction projects question
Replies: 74
Views: 10430

Re: Airport construction projects question

My observations from working in terminal construction and systems: Government owned airports leaning towards to continue projects, whereas privately owned airport stop projects. Where projects benefit from reduce traffic e.g. longer night working windows projects have been asked to accelerate. It is...

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by lhrnue
Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Somon Air doing loops above the Dolomites
Replies: 10
Views: 2973

Re: Somon Air doing loops above the Dolomites

I am confused by many flights shown on Flightradar. Right now there is LH A-330 (DLH1507 / D-AIKF) flying from Nantes to Vienna.

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by lhrnue
Tue Apr 21, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus puts 3 A321neo and 3 A320 made for AirAsia up for sale
Replies: 57
Views: 11671

Re: Reuters: Airbus puts 3 A321neo and 3 A320 made for AirAsia up for sale

The German government is currently in the process to buy fighter jets from Boeing and Airbus. Believe it or not, part of the agreement between the two governing parties is that the German Army is immediately taking two A321 original procured by Lufthansa. But Lufthansa can't take them due to the Cov...

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by lhrnue
Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil price crash
Replies: 223
Views: 7701

Re: WTI Oil price goes negative

I just filled up my car and was paid $40

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by lhrnue
Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnam Airlines wants to speed up its order of 50 narrowbodies amid COVID-19
Replies: 80
Views: 13688

Re: Vietnam Airlines wants to speed up its order of 50 narrowbodies amid COVID-19

Where there is risk, there is always opportunity too.

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by lhrnue
Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A taxiway at Chateauroux Airport gave in due to the weight of a British Airways Airbus A380
Replies: 36
Views: 13971

Re: A taxiway at Chateauroux Airport gave in due to the weight of a British Airways Airbus A380

readytotaxi wrote:
https://www.flightradar24.com/BAW9152/245da419

Another A380 just landed.


Nice flyover crossing the airport. How are these crews getting home?

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by lhrnue
Mon Apr 13, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: PGL (LOT) cancels Condor Takeover
Replies: 135
Views: 19737

Re: Updated: PGL (LOT) cancels Condor Takeover

https://www.airliners.de/pgl-mutter-condor-kauf/54800
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Apologise for German language article. Looks like Condor is going to be government owned for a period of time.
https://www.airliners.de/pgl-mutter-condor-kauf/54800

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by lhrnue
Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing: Is it too big to fail? What government aid does it need? Will the 737 Max bring it down?
Replies: 24
Views: 1850

Re: Boeing: Is it too big to fail? What government aid does it need? Will the 737 Max bring it down?

There are companies no government in world would let go bankrupt. Boeing and Airbus are for sure among them as they are too important for the nations defence.

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by lhrnue
Sun Apr 12, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A330 involved in a shooting
Replies: 29
Views: 16062

Re: Air France A330 involved in a shooting

Protect the glidepath, send the police ….. hang on .. maybe not

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by lhrnue
Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Cuts A320, A330, and A350 Production Rate
Replies: 120
Views: 13887

Re: Airbus Cuts A320, A330, and A350 Production Rate

This must mean that many airlines have agreed to deferred delivery dates already.

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by lhrnue
Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Group fleet groundings, Germanwings closure
Replies: 353
Views: 64253

Re: Lufthansa Retiring Some A380s, A340s, 747s, and A320s

Jetport wrote:
I'm betting none of LH's A380's ever fly again. Their trip cost is too high and they are too hard to fill in a post Corona world.


Apart from the LH A380's currently flying. LH is the only airline having two in the air right now.

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by lhrnue
Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Repatriation Flights
Replies: 93
Views: 27762

Re: Lufthansa Repatriation Flights

Is it fair to assume that the majority of German's stranded in NZ are Emirates passenger?

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by lhrnue
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manual push back of a Wamos 744
Replies: 19
Views: 6015

Re: Manual push back of a Wamos 744

Aesma wrote:
Don't show this to health and safety !


They all wear Hi-Viz … so not a problem.

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by lhrnue
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR terminal moves?
Replies: 38
Views: 11477

Re: LHR terminal moves?

If it were possible, now would be a great time to do major works at LHR. Demolish T1, and create new holding points on 09L. Straighten a few taxiways, create new stands and satellites. This stoppage could drag on for 6-12 months and demand could be very low on resumption of some normality. Yeap, we...

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by lhrnue
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is this 737-800 BBJ in UA Rising Blue colors?
Replies: 23
Views: 6271

Re: Why is this 737-800 BBJ in UA Rising Blue colors?

With this tail it doesn't look anything like it.

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by lhrnue
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing and Airbus received new orders this year?
Replies: 20
Views: 4171

Re: Will Boeing and Airbus received new orders this year?

I think there are more important questions for Airbus and Boeing at the moment. Like, how many airlines will go bust and what happens with their aircraft orders, how do travel restrictions effect manufacturing (especially the distributed manufacturing process of Airbus), etc …

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by lhrnue
Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 335417

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

Not to downplay the severity of what’s happening but with aggressive measures by summer things could be gradually returning to normal. It is 2-3 months of severe revenue contraction but most airlines should be able to get through. I am sure there will be emergency lines of credit extended if needed...

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by lhrnue
Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does a used Airbus A319 start making sense again at these sort oil prices?
Replies: 41
Views: 8125

Re: Does a used Airbus A319 start making sense again at these sort oil prices?

No airline needs currently any new or used aircrafts. Once the demand is increasing again the oil price will go up too.

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by lhrnue
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Financial Discussion 2020
Replies: 432
Views: 59915

Re: Boeing in Crisis

Is drawing down this loan not just a response to the lower interest rates?

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by lhrnue
Sat Mar 07, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK to leave European Aviation Safety Agency
Replies: 73
Views: 11450

Re: UK leaves european aerospacesafety agency

UK is also moving away from EC conformity and has created it's own called UKCA.

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by lhrnue
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182186

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

I have visibility of the number of departing checked-in bags at one of the major European hub airports The daily departing number of bags this weeks is about 30% below the forecast … and these forecasts a very precise.

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by lhrnue
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 189952

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020

Indeed. As I predicted March last year the MAX would NOT be flying by the end of 2019. And here we are. ANOTHER software "issue". Not to mention the trove of emails leaked recently that imply a major criminal cover up. Mark my words: the MAX ain't gonna fly for a LONG time, if EVER. Would...

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by lhrnue
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: British Airways To Launch Long-Haul Flights From Manchester
Replies: 176
Views: 28540

Re: Rumor: British Airways To Launch Long-Haul Flights From Manchester

KlimaBXsst wrote:
Manchester is a far more user friendly airport than Heathrow. The British and Americans will be thrilled.


Hahahahahhahaha .... have you ever passed security in Terminal 3?

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by lhrnue
Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Boeing make a great come back in 2020?
Replies: 211
Views: 28752

Re: Can Boeing make a great come back in 2020?

JayinKitsap wrote:
Not sure, am amazed at how A.net cheers every problem at Boeing. Another A vs B battle (and of course A is far better - B is BAD).


The only thing which is grounded forever is the slogan "If it ain't boeing i'm not going."

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by lhrnue
Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Prestwick Airport put up for sale
Replies: 33
Views: 7691

Re: Prestwick Airport put up for sale

Cunard wrote:
Donald Trump as your fully aware is not permitted to involve his business activities along with being President of the United States of America!


Does he know that?

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by lhrnue
Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus preparing next major aircraft development
Replies: 151
Views: 31204

Re: Airbus preparing next major aircraft development

For the that sort of money I can be inspirational …. and a lady.

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by lhrnue
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways next US route - PDX
Replies: 148
Views: 28497

Re: British Airways next US target

Would like to see Salt Lake City

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