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by devron
Sun Aug 30, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Married Delta Pilots Fly Together, Retire Together?
Replies: 77
Views: 7085

Re: Married Delta Pilots Fly Together, Retire Together?

From a passenger perspective, the increased potential for bickering would have me concerned for something small and usually repetitive to be overlooked. I saw you looking at that other woman. Engine anti-ice...ONF I wasn't looking at any woman. Sorry that makes zero sence. Realistically (but still ...

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by devron
Thu Aug 27, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 717
Views: 79673

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

Nicknuzzii wrote:
Is this for people that have traveled during this week or booked flights this week?


Paid tickets (say so in the explaination) so booked would be the correct term I guess not traveled. It is getting better (but I mean by no way great).

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by devron
Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii reopening delayed until Sep. 1
Replies: 49
Views: 6928

Re: Hawaii reopening delayed until Sep. 1

I do not want to start a discussion were the virus came from ect- but What about opening up flights from China to get tourists (or Europe but that is a longer shot) as they have low numbers.

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by devron
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LH to restructucture SN
Replies: 156
Views: 32310

Re: Reports: LH might let SN file for bankruptcy

The only thing going for SN is its Africa flights and lobbyists traveling on day trips to Brussels (the lounge is full of them). Lobbyists don't fill planes and 10 (expensive) seats per plane just don't make it profitable. Africa seem to make a profit but LH can question how much of that can they do...

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by devron
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 717
Views: 79673

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

Question does anyone know where to find data for Europe? I can see flight number actually daily in the news but not bookings.

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by devron
Mon May 18, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: May 18th, 1920: first official KLM flight: AMS - London
Replies: 9
Views: 1213

Re: May 18th, 1920: first official KLM flight: AMS - London

Any plans to calibrate and how in age Of social distancing?

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by devron
Sun May 17, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AMS Allowed to Grow to 540K Movements
Replies: 37
Views: 6137

Re: AMS Allowed to Grow to 540K Movements

MrBren wrote:
This growth was not authorised when needed, it is now when absolutely not needed.


I guess now it is easier to sell as no one in the sceptical population will worry. In the long term this will help KL and its now large stakeholder the state.

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by devron
Sun May 03, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anchorage (ANC) become the world’s busiest airport in the midst of coronavirus
Replies: 59
Views: 11140

Re: Anchorage (ANC) become the world’s busiest airport in the midst of coronavirus

Amazing, for an airport that doesn't even have a lounge in the international terminal and only a few stores.

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by devron
Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa 10+ Billion EUR package: bailout or megasubsidy?
Replies: 195
Views: 20602

Re: Re:

Back on track I really do not like all the individuel airliners in the EU getting a national bailout the EU should decide based on a set of objective criteria which airliners get a bailout. Criteria could be unique routes, crical routes (e.g. business travel more importent then tourism), medical su...

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by devron
Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa 10+ Billion EUR package: bailout or megasubsidy?
Replies: 195
Views: 20602

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Kurzarbeit is already a huge subsidy that LH is receiving. No it`s an insurance I have been paying (as employee in germany) and LH employees (and LH it self) has been paying. Would be like saying health insurance LH employees get is subsidy. It is just and compulsory insurance like healthcare (like...

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by devron
Mon Apr 27, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup
Replies: 208
Views: 23711

Re: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup

jfk777 wrote:
AF has always been the second worse run airline in Europe after Alitalia


What about Norwegian?

Isn't KL more profitable due to profits beign shifted from France to the Netherlands due to lower taxes, that is what i read a few times but never saw any numbers.

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by devron
Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines
Replies: 342
Views: 30238

Re: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines

There should be an EU bail-out package with money going to the 5 or 10 or xx airlines that fit certain criteria (e.g. carbon per passenger, number of system relevant connections, return likelyhood of the bailout ect.). This national bailout is not usefull.

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by devron
Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa 10+ Billion EUR package: bailout or megasubsidy?
Replies: 195
Views: 20602

Re: Lufthansa 10+ Billion EUR package: bailout or megasubsidy?

No dilution of stakeholder equity? Time to buy LH stock on monday (sure will open 10% higher).

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by devron
Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 512
Views: 63662

Re: FedEx and UPS rule the skies over the U.S.

Same in Europe. I really miss flying, the louge, the take-off. Depressing right

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by devron
Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cabo Verde Airlines on the brink of bankruptcy
Replies: 15
Views: 5585

Re: Cabo Verde Airlines on the brink of bankruptcy

These island depends on this airline for getting goods and people between the islands or not? Is fery a realistic option? Was in Cape Verde 2 years ago and the island seems to be owned by Tui. Can only imagine how it looks now. The airline always seemed a pretty poor run airline after reading the re...

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by devron
Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet to leave middle seats empty when flights resume.
Replies: 55
Views: 9369

Re: easyJet to leave middle seats empty when flights resume.

Hiking fares won't be an option I would assume as demand is down and capacity will be high once everyone starts flying. I mean there are currently having free (1$) lugagge (source see the lovely link to the sun below). Once demand increases they will need to stop blocking the middle seat. But in my ...

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by devron
Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time for an Emirates IPO?
Replies: 23
Views: 4459

Re: Is it time for an Emirates IPO?

I agree with everyone: No IPO now. Unless the idea of converting a380 into IC units catches on.

I would love to go short on Emirates stock.

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by devron
Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020
Replies: 542
Views: 99610

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

janders wrote:
KLM extends its curtailed U.S schedule through July


Do most airlines offer a one price all destination fare? I think 500 euro's is a okay fare.

This thread makes me said noone traveling anymore.

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by devron
Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will flying be a luxury from now on?
Replies: 28
Views: 3009

Re: Will flying be a luxury from now on?

No, short term too much capacity to little demand. Long term we will get a vaccination that will reduce social distancing.

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by devron
Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 14
Views: 2363

Re: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread - 2020

Lufthansa to operate a repatriation flight to NAN, will depart MUC on 5 April and fly via GUM, aircraft will be a A359 https://twitter.com/AeronewsGlobal/status/1246423378891857920?s=20 Lots of Germans in Fiji. We spend two months there last year on and off during and not a place you want to rely o...

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by devron
Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Coronavirus Refund Policies by Airline
Replies: 30
Views: 1779

Re: Coronavirus Refund Policies by Airline

Eurowings offers vouchers. Got it in ny mail box after 30 sec of canceling.

Ryanairs says they will refund, but I doubt this. Got an e-mail saying they can't cope with the request and it will take some time.

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by devron
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 202
Views: 33187

Re: Menzies axes 17,500 staff

Can't they make food for hospital?

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by devron
Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air seeks Ch 11 bankruptcy protection
Replies: 70
Views: 15630

Re: Miami Air seeks Ch 11 bankruptcy protection

Flew them last year from Nadi to Apai. My biggest worry then was if fijiairways had enough replacements for their 737 max (they didn't and we got stuck in kiribati).

The crash of last year certainly didn't help.

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by devron
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 337590

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

I predict that US airlines will now be grounded by early next week....probably for 2-3 weeks. The problem is where does it end? You will see cases for a sold year. You can’t go grounding them every time a pilot or a flight attendant tests positive I was wondering this too. Where does it end. My gam...

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by devron
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Financial Discussion 2020
Replies: 432
Views: 60249

Re: Boeing in Crisis

I am an airbus fanboy and BA really has only to blame themselves. Really why are they still paying a dividend haven't they realized they need to fight for survival. But BA can't go broke (and they still have credit opportunities especially in this low interest economy). Can we imagine a world where ...

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by devron
Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 183253

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

For those still in doubt, the travel ban doesn't include cargo, and it only covers Schengen treaty nations. Why Schengen? Because of the freedom of travel between these nations. The UK is not, or has ever been part of Schengen. There is also freedom of travel between the EU and the UK. Those border...

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by devron
Sat Mar 07, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Tbilisi arr/dep times
Replies: 10
Views: 873

Re: Tbilisi arr/dep times

Same for the flight I booked in October I guessed small market with no big business so airlines use the not prime slots.

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by devron
Sat Feb 29, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211635

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

I am at FRA the number of people with mask is still limited and you van even still buy mask here. So no panic here.

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by devron
Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)
Replies: 290
Views: 49643

Re: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)

This needs to stop. More training for crews asap and turkish airlines in particular. Posting a link to this tread https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1438079 and to this one https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1438549&p=21911089#p21911089 Both are about th...

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by devron
Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211635

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

Are any Chinese airlines listed on the stock market? I googled cathay and their stock still seems to be holding up okay.

I am expecting a few good deals in a few weeks on Chinese carriers.

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by devron
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: PGL (LOT) cancels Condor Takeover
Replies: 135
Views: 19856

Re: Condor: Investor found?

Lot interesting they can shift a few 787 can't they because the 767 are getting old.

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by devron
Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BSL reaches new record of over 9 million pax in 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 1265

Re: BSL reaches new record of over 9 million pax in 2019

Better food options would be great. I don't like this airport.

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by devron
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Tripreport: Alaska and Yukon, Condor Business Class – Videos included
Replies: 7
Views: 4116

Re: Tripreport: Alaska and Yukon, Condor Business Class – Videos included

I took this flight two years ago on the way back after climbing denali. On the way back mine had a stop in fairbanks. I loved the flight as the sun never set (although we were flying through the night) and after 3 weeks on the mountain i got my first real good meal on the plane (was also flying busi...

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by devron
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FT: Airbus plans derivatives trading for airline tickets
Replies: 9
Views: 2908

Re: FT: Airbus plans derivatives trading for airline tickets

Can I short my own ticket at Lufthansa or Air France when they strike?

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by devron
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian B737 opens cockpit window in flight, twice, to clear debris from windshield
Replies: 57
Views: 15831

Re: Ethiopian B737 opens cockpit window in flight, twice, to clear debris from windshield

Creative thinking.

The root cause problem of all of this is that since the population is worried about chemtrails we really see the lotus population increasing. We need more chemtrails to keep us happy and to keep the lotus population under control.

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by devron
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft, UPDATE: HNA group revealed as buyer
Replies: 271
Views: 64820

Re: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft

China what else?

Expect some Boeing orders on the 15th at the signing of a trade 1 phase. Classical china trick worried about unfair trade order some boeings and a same ammount of Airbus

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by devron
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus 737 Runway excursion Istanbul
Replies: 14
Views: 4212

Re: Pegasus 737 Runway excursion Istanbul

Posting a link to this tread https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1438079 bgm posted this below overview of TK landing /runway accidents. Pegasus also had a previous runway excursion. http://avherald.com/img/turkish_b738_tc-jge_amsterdam_090225_1.jpg All these incidents have sever...

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by devron
Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St Helena (HLE) "The World's Most Useful Airport" - Wendover Productions
Replies: 44
Views: 11657

Re: St Helena (HLE) "The World's Most Useful Airport" - Wendover Productions

Cool documentary. After a trip throughout the south pacific I realize how importent airport are even with 2 or 4 weekly connections.

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by devron
Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahamasair 737-500 fleet prohibited from U.S., no ADS-B
Replies: 50
Views: 11364

Re: Bahamasair 737-500 fleet banned from U.S., no ADS-B

Lukas757 wrote:
devron wrote:
Their 737 700 seems to have to do a lot of flying with short turn arround times. I do not see the 500 used on flight radar is this affecting a lot of passengers?


You do not see the -500 on FlightRadar because FR uses ADS-B data.


I looked at departures / arrivals in Nassau /Freeport :-)

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by devron
Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahamasair 737-500 fleet prohibited from U.S., no ADS-B
Replies: 50
Views: 11364

Re: Bahamasair 737-500 fleet banned from U.S., no ADS-B

Their 737 700 seems to have to do a lot of flying with short turn arround times. I do not see the 500 used on flight radar is this affecting a lot of passengers?

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by devron
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish A330THY off RWY at Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Replies: 31
Views: 8487

Re: Turkish A330THY off RWY at Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Seem to happen a few times with airlines in turkey. Pegasus also had a overrun or not last (2018) year. They ofcourse do fly to a lot of underdeveloped destinations.

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by devron
Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cebu Pacific order 194 seat A320neo & 460 seat A330neo
Replies: 30
Views: 4736

Re: Cebu Air orders 15 A320neo

Transport for the masses in a region that is growing. Notthing wrong with that. Most flights in the Philippines are short.

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by devron
Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines, European Widebodies
Replies: 15
Views: 2745

Re: Austrian Airlines, European Widebodies

Would innsbruck even be able to handle a 767 (assuming full passenger load but low fuel load)? Would be cool if os flies 767 there. I would book a flight just for fun.

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by devron
Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should the Commonwealth create a Common Aviation Area like the ECAA in Europe?
Replies: 40
Views: 3660

Re: Should the Commonwealth create a Common Aviation Area like the ECAA in Europe?

I love to fly Nauru airlines from Vancouver to London. Their seafood menu is the best.

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by devron
Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: BA NEO to Iceland
Replies: 8
Views: 6219

Re: BA NEO to Iceland

I agree those look like terrible seats. I already avoid BA as their service is bad. But in economy it is more and more difficult to find a decent product and this continues the race to the bottom.

Nice report.

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by devron
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: American Airlines Phoenix - New York with multiple delays & cancellations
Replies: 18
Views: 5088

Re: American Airlines Phoenix - New York with multiple delays & cancellations

Wauw terrible experience even if they allowed you to stay in NYC. They should have paid your taxi.

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by devron
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion
Replies: 357
Views: 61659

Re: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion

Knowing the EU commission a bit this will not fly as a simple takeover. They will need to divest routes to south America with potentially relevant feeder flights.

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by devron
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AC to improve inclusivity and stop using "Ladies and Gentlemen"
Replies: 138
Views: 30530

Re: AC to improve inclusivity and stop using "Ladies and Gentlemen"

If I enter my business class seat I want to be addresses as honorable gentlemen. They should also squeeze in my Dr. Title. Even if I am wearing flipflops and shorts and stink like a hippo after two weeks in the Amazon's. Like I will do in a few hours. Hope avianca exceeds my expectations. What is ho...

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by devron
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CDG busier than LHR in Sep.19, first time ever?
Replies: 59
Views: 14394

Re: CDG busier than LHR in Sep.19, first time ever?

FRA and CDG can grow. AMS (political) and LHR (Runway) are slot restricted so they will lose out. That is how things are. Peronally I still rather transfer in AMS then FRA, LHR, or CDG.

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by devron
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Czech Airlines converting from 7 A320neo to 4 A220-300 and 3 A321XLR
Replies: 38
Views: 10408

Re: Czech Airlines orders 4 A220-300s

Is OK financially okay? This fleet diversity for such a small airline can't help financially.

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