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by kruiseri
Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 740
Views: 111261

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Did BA and Finnair have any kind of revenue sharing on the London-Helsinki route, or was it just a standard oneworld relationship ? All flights are code shared, and they have this North Atlantic JV, so my understanding is that the HEL-LHR was also JV. BA has been at HEL well over 20 yrs. I remember...

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by kruiseri
Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 740
Views: 111261

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Swissport employees walked out at HEL today at 3pm. Major impact to several airlines includong AY, QR, LH etc

They are protesting stalled contract negotiations.

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by kruiseri
Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 740
Views: 111261

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

teme82 wrote:
YIMBY wrote:
Do they have hardware to LCY?

The E-190's might be able to do the flights. With some payload restrictions. But Norra don't have qualified captains to fly the landing and take off.


Would those qualifications be too difficult to obtain ?

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by kruiseri
Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 740
Views: 111261

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

AY increases HEL—LHR from 6 to 7 daily flights. The timetable: AY1347 HEL 1715-1820 LHR AY1348 LHR 2030-0120+1 HEL SeanM1997 Great to see Finnair expanding in the UK once again! I asseme the recent outsourcing of BCN service made these additions to LHR and CDG possible. The slots are leased from Et...

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by kruiseri
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transavia 737 Takes Off With Gear Pin In
Replies: 35
Views: 8718

Re: Transavia 737 Takes Off With Gear Pin In

This doesn’t add up. Did they fly 3+ hrs from IVL with gear down ? Also I don’t think there is a pushback at IVL. The planes usually ”swing” in front of the terminal, there are no jet bridges there.

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by kruiseri
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 264536

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

The route seems to be opened on 30 March 2020. HO1609 PVG 00:55 – 06:00 HEL 135 HO1609 HEL 07:30 – 08:30 MAN 135 HO1610 MAN 10:00 – 15:10 HEL 135 HO1610 HEL 17:30 – 07:30+1 PVG 135 Overall, Shanghai Pudong–Helsinki remains daily. That would be pretty good for my Man United trips ;-) Any idea, are t...

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by kruiseri
Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Smallest airport in EU with longhaul service
Replies: 19
Views: 2842

Re: Smallest airport in EU with longhaul service

As the "Smallest airport in U.S with long haul service" (https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1428933) has grown popular I was wondering what is the smallest EU airport with long haul service? Vaasa (VAA) had about 350k pax last year, and they have direct flights to Phu...

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by kruiseri
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 217844

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

I have a T3 to T5 connection coming up again in October, 2 hr connection. Last time I used the airside bus which was a nightmare, the transit took about an hour (bus runs every 20 mins or so, constant waits etc). I understand the people mover is still under repairs and thus not an option. So the que...

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by kruiseri
Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 264536

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Has flygskam spread in the Nordic area beyond just Sweden to a significant degree ? I'm not talking about just a few idealistic students... but to mean that people aged over 30 with good incomes in Norway, Denmark and Finland are actively choosing the train and domestic flight demand is showing a c...

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by kruiseri
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...
Replies: 225
Views: 30793

Re: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...

Last week I had a less than perfect experince flying out of DUB with Aer Lingus. I was unable to check in online beforehand, so I arrived at the airport 2 hours before departure thinking that it should be enough as I was flying to MAN with only my handluggage. I barely made my flight... First I trie...

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by kruiseri
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 264536

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Why would you have no use for it? It is still, at heart, an A321. May not be as cheap to run as an ordinary A321neo on short routes, but not bad either. I think most envision a capacity of around 150-190 sears, including some lie-flat. Thats similar to what TATL 757s have. Finnairs current A321 cap...

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by kruiseri
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 264536

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Yes, Finnair needs more overflight rights in order to expand in China. A321LR has indeed enough range to serve several Chinese cities but not as many as -XLR could. As far as I know, airlines don't usually fly routes that are as long as the maximum range of the operating aircraft. So, I subtracted ...

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by kruiseri
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 264536

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

A321LR has a range of 7,400km, while A321XLR has 8,700km. With A321XLR, AY could fly to entire China, Japan, Korea, Thailand, India, Canada and almost to the entire USA. A321LR can reach Korea, India, and almost Canada entirely. So, we can probably assume, that AY is heading to Japan, USA and China...

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by kruiseri
Tue May 07, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM, Lufthansa & Finnair using North Korean airspace!?
Replies: 79
Views: 13660

Re: KLM, Lufthansa & Finnair using North Korean airspace!?

Why wouldn’t they? It isn’t a war zone (although some would love to change that) and the North Koreans aren’t that stupid to shoot an airliner out of the sky. It is a war zone, technically both sides are still at war, like the Israeli-Syrian conflict has no official end yet. On the east coast this ...

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by kruiseri
Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Did Finnair Not Order The 787?
Replies: 102
Views: 13776

Re: Why Did Finnair Not Order The 787?

Totally incorrect. AY Had Boeing MD-11s for two decades .. Finnair bought the MD-11s from MacDac. That Boeing slapped their name on a product no longer in production, having successfully been bought by MacDac with its own money, doesn't make the MD-11 a Boeing product. Finnair operated the DC-8, -9...

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by kruiseri
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA plane flies to Scotland by mistake, should have been Germany
Replies: 117
Views: 25214

Re: BA plane flies to Scotland by mistake, should have been Germany

Did the crew not make a PA call, "welcome on board this flight to EDI", at which point the pax might have noticed "that's nowhere near Dusseldorf". Something just doesn't add up. It's nothing to do with being an aircraft enthusiast; even with complete cloud cover, you would sens...

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by kruiseri
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Did Finnair Not Order The 787?
Replies: 102
Views: 13776

Re: Why Did Finnair Not Order The 787?

UA444 wrote:
They have never been into Boeing’s. Always a Douglas then Airbus customer.



Totally incorrect. AY Had Boeing MD-11s for two decades, as well as Boeing 757s.

MD-11s were replaced by a salvo of A330s/A350s, B757s were replaced by A32Bs

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by kruiseri
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 264536

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

meanwhile SAS diplomatically states they are not exploiting the demise of the 737 max (in swedish) https://www.di.se/live/rusning-till-sas-efter-stopp-av-boeing-737-max/ as they see increase of sales. people forget that SK has still some 737 but people are like sheeps :) So what if they have 737s ?...

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by kruiseri
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 746528

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Is it too early to speculate with the following ? What if the MAX cannot be fixed within the original design parameters ? ie. Same type rating as NG for the pilots ? The MCAS is a vast difference from the NG. It obfuscates from the pilot the handling differences between the two types in certain phas...

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by kruiseri
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 746528

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

FlyDubai return from HEL to DXB got cancelled. The plane is now at HEL.

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by kruiseri
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 746528

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

One FlyDubai flight on the way to Helsinki. Most likely won't be allowed into Finnish airspace so might end up in Saint Petersburg. It looks like that it will land in Helsinki (and probably fly empty back). Any other option would be a logistical nightmare (because of Visa requirements in Russia etc...

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by kruiseri
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 746528

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

One FlyDubai flight on the way to Helsinki. Most likely won't be allowed into Finnish airspace so might end up in Saint Petersburg. It looks like that it will land in Helsinki (and probably fly empty back). Any other option would be a logistical nightmare (because of Visa requirements in Russia etc...

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by kruiseri
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 746528

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

You must surely have thought the A320 was incredibly unsafe since one of them crashed with only a few units having been built. Such hypocrisy. You are referring to the Air France airshow crash ? That was cross pilot error, the plane performed as advertised. And dispite the well witnessed spectacula...

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by kruiseri
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 746528

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

But going off the 1 out of 175 is a bad way to look at the statistic as these planes had successful flights before hand. If you go off accident rate per flight and just estimating 350 Max aircraft X 365 (average) days in service X 2 flights per day = 255,500 flights. 2 / 255,500 ~ .00078% accident ...

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by kruiseri
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 743742

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Ironic in that we will never know how many lives the A320's FBW have saved. The Habsheim air show crash. And the Hudson miracle. In both cases, the airplane fought the pilots and didn't allow them to stall the aircraft. David How so in the USAirways case? In that case, didn't Sullivan state that si...

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by kruiseri
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should airlines ditch AVODs for inflight internet?
Replies: 52
Views: 5228

Re: Should airlines ditch AVODs for inflight internet?

I think many people here miss the point. The real question should be, AVOD or Wifi-based (note, no internet connection needed) IFE where movies are streamed from a server on board the plane. You still get the weight savings, no cost on internet connection as the content is streamed from an on on boa...

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by kruiseri
Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ukraine aspires to be a Europe-Asia aviation hub
Replies: 21
Views: 2528

Re: Ukraine aspires to be a Europe-Asia aviation hub

Europe-NorthAsia through HEL is substantially shorter than through KBP regardless of flying over Russia or not. What routing are you looking at? Unless UIA is forced to bypass russian airspace, HEL isn't shorter, and the differences either way couldn't be described as substantial. MAD-HEL-NRT = 6,9...

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by kruiseri
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you could rename any airport what would it be?
Replies: 43
Views: 3935

Re: If you could rename any airport what would it be?

seemyseems wrote:
When I worked at MAN someone pitched naming the airport in honour of Alan Turing, I thought it was a good idea!


Are any airports in the UK named after a person ?

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by kruiseri
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US First Class vs EU Business Class
Replies: 58
Views: 5583

Re: US First Class vs EU Business Class

Thanks for all the comments !

On a related note, at one time at least LH and also AY had seats that could be converted from 3+3 to a sort of 2+2 config by squeezing the middle seat. Where did they go ? I don’t see them any more.

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by kruiseri
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US First Class vs EU Business Class
Replies: 58
Views: 5583

US First Class vs EU Business Class

I've been wondering, what it the main reason the US airlines can have a proper "better" (I hesitate to call it premium ;-) cabin aka domestic first class, where the EU airlines can only provide business class (ok there are some rare exceptions) using the same standard seats as the cattle e...

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by kruiseri
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lufthansa wants to sue passenger for not taking booked flight
Replies: 134
Views: 11438

Re: Lufthansa wants to sue passenger for not taking booked flight

What am I saying? Of course one person can obtain multiple boarding passes at an airport (or online) but the major difference with a train is that you arrive landside and must then go through airport security. Not at all airports. In many (if not most) airports in Europe you arrive to the departure...

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by kruiseri
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 711
Views: 139550

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

I stand corrected on the times. I was quoting what they told as at the lounge. Of course I am in no position to say how MAN should or should not prepare for snowfall. If the main customers (=local residents and airlines) accept that level of service, then fine. Well, you tell me honestly now. Rathe...

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by kruiseri
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 711
Views: 139550

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

I stand corrected on the times. I was quoting what they told as at the lounge.

Of course I am in no position to say how MAN should or should not prepare for snowfall. If the main customers (=local residents and airlines) accept that level of service, then fine.

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by kruiseri
Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 711
Views: 139550

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

[threeid][/threeid] User001 I agree snow gear last used last spring which was probably second time that winter and probably won`t be used again this winter as this band of snow will not reach us as usual because the gulf stream keeps us warm Hope you are right. Meanwhile it might still make sense to...

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by kruiseri
Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 711
Views: 139550

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

I am not suggesting that European airports like MAN should be prepared to handle a blizzard that lasts several days like we do in the Nordics. However, yesterday was only modest snowfall, it lasted about two hours, during which time it dumped perhaps 5 cm of snow and it was predicted days in advance...

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by kruiseri
Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 711
Views: 139550

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Light snowfall? Did you actually look out of the window? I was also stuck at MAN this morning and that was no light dusting. Liverpool also closed for a time too so clearly not as mild as you make out. Armchair experts, always think they could do better. Think people need to get a grip with reality...

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by kruiseri
Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 711
Views: 139550

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

I just learned the hard way, that MAN is poorly equipped to handle snow.

There was some light snowfall in the morning. Result, both runways closed, massive cancellations and delays. At the time of writing I’ve spent some 8 hours already in the lounge waiting for my flight...

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by kruiseri
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 264536

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Finavia has now announced/confirmed that Juneyao Airlines will launch daily flights between PVG and HEL. The exact launch date is still unknown but the flights are scheduled to start in June or July. Finavia I don't get it. It says this is a Star Alliance airline, are they going to be reliying on f...

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by kruiseri
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 264536

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Does anyboby know why Finnair changed the schedule on AY5/AY6 (HEL-JFK) starting April ? The flight now departs 1230 from HEL (1420 previously) and 1905 from JFK (1745 previously). The plane sits at the JFK tarmac now for 4.5 hrs. It's back at HEL at 1010, so it only does a quick 2+ hr turnaround be...

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by kruiseri
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pizza for ATC
Replies: 3
Views: 837

Pizza for ATC

https://globalnews.ca/news/4843122/air- ... za-canada/

How could the PAX for example support the TSA agents ?
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This is a really nice gesture !

https://globalnews.ca/news/4843122/air- ... za-canada/

How could the PAX for example support the TSA agents ?

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by kruiseri
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 264536

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Brussels Airlines is very happy with Stockholm Bromma, this has been stated many times by the airline itself. Also, the fact they were eager to fly an A319 (up to 3 times a day) confirms the potential and the success of this route. Traffic is both business as leisure oriented. Quite a number of com...

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by kruiseri
Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does WN only fly the 737-700 into SNA?
Replies: 16
Views: 3380

Re: Why does WN only fly the 737-700 into SNA?

My guess, runway requirements. 738 demands a lot more runway to take of at full weight than what is available at Joh Wayne.

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by kruiseri
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 264536

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

In another threads people were betting on Norwegian to go belly up by Jan 1st.

They still seem to be flying, so what is the situation really ? And did they manage to rescue that MAX8 from Iran ?

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by kruiseri
Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oneworld adds Royal Air Maroc as its newest member
Replies: 141
Views: 35419

Re: Rumour: Oneworld to add new member 05DEC18

Interjet would bring 56 destinations in a part of the world that is underserved by Oneworld. What does Copa bring to Star Allaince? What does Finnair, Sri Lankan or Fiji Airways bring to Oneworld? What does Alaska bring to Oneworld other than flights to a bunch of tiny outposts in Alaska?. Finnair ...

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by kruiseri
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest agent mocks child’s name
Replies: 147
Views: 11923

Re: Southwest agent mocks child’s name

In many jurisdictions the agent's posting of Abcde's boarding pass is blatant violation of privacy law, which can put the violator in jail. Like where? North Korea? Nazi Germany? Arizona? Had this happened in the European Union, it would be a breach of GDPR legistlation and the perps and the compan...

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by kruiseri
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1264
Views: 177226

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

It seems like Norwegian is axing MAD and DXB from HEL while AMS becomes seasonal only(?). MAD: last bookable flight on 11 Jan 2019. DXB: last bookable flight on 10 Jan 2019. AMS: last bookable flight on 3 Jan 2019, resumes on 28 Feb 2019. Usually, seasonal flights do not begin as early as at the en...

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by kruiseri
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA2036 passengers in three-day journey 'hell'
Replies: 75
Views: 17418

Re: BA2036 passengers in three-day journey 'hell'

I’m sorry - take control of your own lives people! Book you’re own hotel room, and if you can’t get a room most likely the airline has the same challenge. As a parent you above all else’s have ultimate responsibility for your child’s well being, step up and take some action. Book a room, and call B...

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by kruiseri
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1264
Views: 177226

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

You are challenging all amateur CEO's with your post. Here are my thoughts. First, why does it limit, i.e. what is the bottleneck? Is it that the airport is congested, short haul planes are insufficient, passengers need different schedules or slot-availability in other destinations? (I have thought...

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by kruiseri
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1264
Views: 177226

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

AY growth in Asia is limited by the fact that they really only have one connection bank at HEL, the afternoon (1500-1700) window. Yes, they do have "one way banks" in the morning and late night, but those banks cannot be used efficiently for 24hr rotation which is the basis for AY strategy...

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by kruiseri
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "Vanity Plates" for Aircraft?
Replies: 57
Views: 6033

Re: "Vanity Plates" for Aircraft?

Every AY aircraft is registered OH-L**, in reference to the company's first CEO Bruno Lucander

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