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by AngMoh
Sat Jan 28, 2023 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM places additional A350 orders
Replies: 39
Views: 11936

Re: Air France-KLM places additional A350 orders

The replacement of the 744F @KLM with A350F may open the door for more A350 in KLM livery in the future. Except they aren't really at KLM, they are at Martinair. I don't think this really changes things for KLM and the A350. A few years ago KLM ditched the order for 7 A350 in favor of the B787, bec...

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by AngMoh
Thu Jan 26, 2023 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yeti Airlines AT75 crash in Nepal
Replies: 319
Views: 80595

Re: Yeti Airlines AT75 crash in Nepal

Any updates on the CVR? I think it was being flown to France? Any updates from the airline? ... I would assume both FDR that have been recovered will be sent to France, however they could easily end up in Singapore or Australia which have the technical capability tp read them out. Whoever reads the...

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by AngMoh
Tue Jan 24, 2023 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: AI to order 435 single aisle and 70 widebody aircraft
Replies: 121
Views: 29335

Re: Report: AI to order 435 single aisle and 70 widebody aircraft

I guess the Tatas really want to make a go of this "becoming millionaire" thing. They've over 900k employees, more than 100 billion in turnover, and they've been around for a very long time. For once, we may have a company that knows what it is doing. Or, they may repeat the Jaguar Land R...

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by AngMoh
Thu Jan 19, 2023 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350XWB ongoing evolutionary enhancements, EIS 2025-2030.
Replies: 258
Views: 61727

Re: Airbus A350XWB ongoing evolutionary enhancements, EIS 2025-2030.

I do wonder what SQ will do with their now oddball A359ULRs with the sealed inop cargo hold. New deliveries are more capable than their ULR models while having lower OEW. Will SQ convert the ULRs to a standard spec and use new builds with enhanced capability? They have super low cycles so I suspect...

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by AngMoh
Mon Jan 16, 2023 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yeti Airlines AT75 crash in Nepal
Replies: 319
Views: 80595

Re: Yeti Airlines AT75 crash in Nepal

Yeti Airlines has a horrendous record. Between them and their subsidiary Tara they’ve had, in the last 18 years, a fatal loss of control crash on a DHC-6 suffering a stall after a go around, 5 fatal CFIT crashes, 4 runway overruns on landing and 1 runway excursion on takeoff?! This from a combined ...

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by AngMoh
Wed Jan 11, 2023 10:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: China shut down transit visa exemption for Japanese and Korean national.
Replies: 6
Views: 1394

Re: China shut down transit visa exemption for Japanese and Korean national.

Planes4you wrote:
I can’t explain the Japan one, for South Korea chances are this is in retaliation due how Chinese citizens were treated on arrival in Seoul


Both Japan and South Korea have banned Chinese tourists by stopping issuing tourist visas. Business travellers are still allowed.

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by AngMoh
Sun Dec 25, 2022 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oslo airport with self-driving plows
Replies: 29
Views: 5042

Re: Oslo airport with self-driving plows

Self driving cars don’t work in blizzards, these self driving ploughs will have to. Self driving trucks and snow plows can work perfectly in blizzards. Depends on their steering and guiding system. They can drive blind much better than any human driver. Differential GPS (or take GLONAS as backup) w...

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by AngMoh
Wed Dec 21, 2022 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scoot in talks over a 50 strong E295 order.
Replies: 43
Views: 10398

Re: Scoot in talks over a 50 strong E295 order.

I reckon this is ploy to get a better price from Airbus. Their fleet is too small and SIN slots are too precious. Whats the smallest aircraft regularly scheduled into SIN? Anything smaller than A319? It would be interesting if these aircraft will operate from Seletar Airport (XSP). At the moment, t...

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by AngMoh
Mon Dec 12, 2022 3:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SQ bans the use of "emotional support dogs" after 1 Apr 2023
Replies: 9
Views: 999

SQ bans the use of "emotional support dogs" after 1 Apr 2023

SIA is banning the emotional support dogs from 1 Apr 2023. Trained assistance dogs are stil allowed. After 1 Apr, emotional support dogs need to go in the cargo hold. https://www.channelnewsasia.com/singapore/singapore-airlines-emotional-support-dogs-not-allowed-april-2023-3138721 This was after a w...

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by AngMoh
Fri Nov 04, 2022 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Aviation Supplies reaffirms 140 Airbus jet buy
Replies: 6
Views: 2645

China Aviation Supplies reaffirms 140 Airbus jet buy

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/busines ... on-3044461
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China Aviation Supplies to buy 140 Airbus jets worth about $17 billion: total 132 A32x and 8 A350. All for the Chinese market.

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/busines ... on-3044461

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by AngMoh
Sun Oct 30, 2022 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Return to Service Thread
Replies: 170
Views: 133977

Re: China Southern to return 737 MAX to service

https://simpleflying.com/china-southern-hints-boeing-737-max-return/ I looked it up on the China Southern website just to see this for myself, and yes, they have flights scheduled with the B38M, domestic flights mainly. The website has been updated and the flights are cancelled. https://www.channel...

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by AngMoh
Sun Oct 09, 2022 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 162
Views: 41972

Re: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Is CX845 (JFK-HKG) now officially the longest A35K flight in the world? :cheerful: 8800 miles, the flight on Monday was in fact 18h33m, wondering what the payload restrictions looks like on that flight, assuming little to no cargo carried? I don't think that is correct. Flight times on FR24 are on ...

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by AngMoh
Thu Sep 08, 2022 4:24 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SLS / Orion - Tests, Launches, & Developments
Replies: 535
Views: 65076

Re: SLS / Orion - Tests, Launches, & Developments

I'm saying that you misunderstand. I don't want SpaceX to make the SLS (though I'd be my house they would do a better job than NASA). I'm saying I want SpaceX to make Starship, or Falcon Heavy ... and if you really want to go to the moon with fragile humans to use Starship. or Falcon Heavy. Don't t...

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by AngMoh
Tue Sep 06, 2022 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 4 Corners investigates the shortfalls at Qantas
Replies: 45
Views: 7353

Re: 4 Corners investigates the shortfalls at Qantas

While this is not Qantas itself, it is still the Qantas group (7 hours old article) https://www.travelweekly.com.au/article/hundreds-of-aussies-left-stranded-in-bali-following-jetstar-cancellations/ Another article on Qantas in general (and why they will stay a mess for a while) https://theconversat...

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by AngMoh
Mon Sep 05, 2022 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines Group News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 199
Views: 46510

Re: Singapore Airlines Group News and Discussion Thread - 2022

I reckon its possible that the YVR Route actually depends more on feed to/from Indian destinations and local P2P hence SQ finds this timing works for them. Sarcasm rules :) OR I think you need a lesson or two in geography. Honestly, one of the most off the planet comments I've read this year. Let's...

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by AngMoh
Thu Sep 01, 2022 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COMAC C919 Development and Production Thread - 2022
Replies: 121
Views: 27006

Re: COMAC C919 Production and Testing Thread - 2022

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/busines ... ar-2914476
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China Eastern is expecting only one C919 to be delivered this year with the next 4 coming in 2023.

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/busines ... ar-2914476

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by AngMoh
Fri Aug 19, 2022 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2022
Replies: 574
Views: 232764

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2022

Latest movements for 18 August 2022: MSN 505 China Eastern Airlines A359 F-WZNU/B-005V/B-329E, delivered TSN>SHA. #1 in August…#34 in 2022…#493 total: Surely this is the third delivery in August after 506 (China Southern) and 569 (Singapore)? China Southern MSN 506 B-329S departed for Guangzhou on ...

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by AngMoh
Wed Aug 17, 2022 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders Boom Overture aircraft
Replies: 146
Views: 19150

Re: American Airlines orders Boom Overture aircraft

AA really does not have the cash to be throwing away on non refundable deposits. We don't know how big the deposit was, but I am a bit surprised that Boom finds themselves in a position to make such a demand. If I were an airline CEO, and especially having seen how even experienced OEMs like A and ...

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by AngMoh
Wed Aug 10, 2022 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Sales Campaigns and Prospects Thread - 2022
Replies: 128
Views: 33454

Re: Airbus A330neo Sales Campaigns and Prospects Thread - 2022

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/busines ... es-2871646
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MH rumoured to announce purchase of 20x A330neo next Monday

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/busines ... es-2871646

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by AngMoh
Tue Aug 09, 2022 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air India to lease in 42 aircraft (320/321/777LR/W)
Replies: 166
Views: 53737

Re: Air India to lease six aircraft as poor interiors delay flights to North America

I am wondering if they are going to get 6 of the older SQ 77W's which are still stored. SIA Engineering is servicing one AI 77W at the moment (what I heard no cabin refresh which was mentioned earlier in this forum) and would have the parts to maintain that cabin configuration. SQ and Tata group are...

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by AngMoh
Wed Aug 03, 2022 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: China Airlines orders 787 for fleet replacement of A330
Replies: 190
Views: 38381

Re: China Airlines 330CEO Replacement - 330NEO vs 787

scbriml wrote:
Politics will probably make this a decision in favour of the 787.


Agreed: The 787 is a shoe-in for Taiwanese China Airlines while I can not see any 787 sold on the future to China.

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by AngMoh
Thu Jul 28, 2022 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines Group News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 199
Views: 46510

Re: Singapore Airlines Group News and Discussion Thread - 2022

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/busines ... es-2841921
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SIA reports second highest quarterly operating profit ever:

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/busines ... es-2841921

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by AngMoh
Mon Jul 25, 2022 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air India nears historic order for up to 500 jets
Replies: 415
Views: 109962

Re: Air India considering order for 300 narrow-body planes : Reports

There is nothing political about celebrating 75 years of Independence. Every brand, every corporate house will jump in. This is something thats true across the political spectrum, bar 1% fringe on either side. Front page Ads on 15th August will have sold at a huge premium, What better than house of...

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by AngMoh
Sat Jul 23, 2022 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 900
Views: 773690

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/singapo ... er-2828886
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Singapore Changi is re-opening Terminal 4 on 13 September and Terminal 2 Departures in October (arrivals are already happening in T2).

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/singapo ... er-2828886

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by AngMoh
Sun Jul 17, 2022 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does BA have a long haul capacity shortfall?
Replies: 34
Views: 8495

Re: Does BA have a long haul capacity shortfall?

Hello! I have been wondering, does BA currently have a shortfall of wide body aircraft? When the pandemic struck they retired 30 plus B747-400’s. Most markets across the world are now seeing a return to 2019 level demand. Since then I believe that they have received maybe 6 or so A350’s. With this ...

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by AngMoh
Sat Jul 16, 2022 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudi air space opened to all civilian carriers
Replies: 35
Views: 8222

Re: Saudi air space opened to all civilian carriers

As has been discussed on previous forums, this will drastically reduce flight times from TLV to India, Thailand, and will open up new markets such as SIN, MNL, and MEL. Oman has already opened up its airspace a few years ago, so this is a big deal. Not forgetting flights from TLV to SIN need approv...

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by AngMoh
Sat Jul 16, 2022 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines Group News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 199
Views: 46510

Re: Singapore Airlines Group News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Freight load factors are much lower this year, does this take into account just the freighter fleet or does it include belly space on Pax fleet aswell? This includes both freighter and bellyhold cargo capacity. Singapore Airlines Cargo manages cargo capacity and sales across Singapore Airlines, Sin...

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by AngMoh
Sat Jul 16, 2022 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines Group News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 199
Views: 46510

Re: Singapore Airlines Group News and Discussion Thread - 2022

ZRH, CDG, AKL have all changed from showing A380 to 77W for the NW. CDG will be 2x daily 77W, ZRH 1x and AKL daily 77W plus 4 weekly A359. Overall A380 service looks like from what I can see a little light for 12 aircraft. LHR x14, 3 aircraft FRA-JFK x7, 3 aircraft SYD x7, 1 aircraft DEL x7, 1 airc...

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by AngMoh
Wed Jul 13, 2022 6:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest domestic and Shortest international flights
Replies: 46
Views: 2670

Re: Longest domestic and Shortest international flights

Top 3 longest domestic for 3 different countries:
1) BOS-SFO 2704mi 752 United
2) URC-PEK 1515mi 752 Xinjiang Airlines
3) ADL-PER 1317mi 733 Qantas

Top 3 shortest international
1) SIN-KUL 184mi A359 SIA
2) MUC-GRZ 195mi CRJ900 Lufthansa
2) LCY-AMS 209mi BAE146 Cityjet

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by AngMoh
Mon Jul 11, 2022 11:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Strange Singapore Airlines Schedule for MAN-SIN
Replies: 17
Views: 3395

Re: Strange Singapore Airlines Schedule for MAN-SIN

There is an anomaly with the above route that I hope somebody can explain. Singapore Airlines staff seem unable to comprehend what I am asking them, and Manchester Airport seems impossible to contact by phone unless you want to book car parking. The SQ schedule shows that the current 5 times weekly...

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by AngMoh
Sun Jul 10, 2022 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How about a leg-up for the humble turboprop?
Replies: 42
Views: 6120

Re: How about a leg-up for the humble turboprop?

Double your exceptionally low fuel cost then review your decision. It has been shown time and again that when fuel is cheap the Citizens of the U.S. buy larger vehicles. In Europe or Asia covering 350 miles often means traversing a mountain range or a large body of water. Driving 350 miles in Europ...

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by AngMoh
Fri Jul 08, 2022 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Sales Campaigns and Prospects Thread - 2022
Replies: 128
Views: 33454

Re: Airbus A330neo Sales Campaigns and Prospects Thread - 2022

https://www.aviacionline.com/2022/07/airbus-leads-the-race-against-boeing-for-malaysia-airlines-orders/ Airbus in pole position for a 30x A330neo order from Malaysia Airlines. This would be a sensible choice: MAS is broke, operates an existing A330 fleet but needs new aircraft. This is cheapest opt...

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by AngMoh
Wed Jul 06, 2022 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS files for chapter 11
Replies: 154
Views: 45269

Re: SAS files for chapter 11

A lot of people talk about SAS having large pension obligations, but don't low cost carriers in Europe such as Ryan Air, Easy Jet, Wizz Air and Norwegian also have to provide pensions for their employees? Theres just no comparison. Older airlines like SAS have extremely expensive pension requiremen...

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by AngMoh
Sun Jul 03, 2022 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRAIC CR929 Development and Testing Thread - 2022
Replies: 48
Views: 11993

Re: CRAIC CR929 Development and Testing Thread

Cr929 relaunch without western components: https://www.aviacionline.com/2022/06/para-evitar-sanciones-china-y-rusia-relanzan-el-cr929-sin-componentes-occidentales/ I was shocked when I read this. It would be prudent for the Chinese to wait a few more months to see how this war plays out before maki...

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by AngMoh
Sun Jul 03, 2022 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Star Alliance to become Inter-modal Alliance
Replies: 48
Views: 13754

Re: Star Alliance to become Inter-modal Alliance

Now it is official: As reported by aero.de, Deutsche Bahn will become a Star Alliance member . Good luck and have fun with nose picking or something else after missing your onward connecting flight! Deutsche Bahn DB, or better OjeDB, is the European record holder in delaying trains... :mrgreen: I h...

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by AngMoh
Mon Jun 27, 2022 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dutch government to permanently further reduce AMS movement cap
Replies: 231
Views: 29929

Re: Dutch government to permanently further reduce AMS movement cap

People do not realise that banning or restriction do not work effectively as they forget the alternatives. A full 737 to NCE from AMS is a lot more environment friendly than those families taking their cars and drive all the way.[...] Yes, irrational gut feelings and fearful emotions dominate the w...

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by AngMoh
Sun Jun 26, 2022 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirInsight : Boeing’s pre-Farnborough market review June 2022
Replies: 56
Views: 12113

Re: AirInsight : Boeing’s pre-Farnborough market review June 2022

thank you for this, you know when people just say anything like SQ, still has refused to order the 350-1000, 777 being replaced by 777X, they've said this multiple times SQ is always going to have a dual sourcing strategy. They will never go all Airbus or all Boeing. That said, the 777X will primar...

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by AngMoh
Sat Jun 25, 2022 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dutch government to permanently further reduce AMS movement cap
Replies: 231
Views: 29929

Re: Dutch government to permanently further reduce AMS movement cap

Folks on these boards seem to focus almost exclusively on economic issues and seeing as many flights packed into one airport as possible. The Dutch have a different view. The reductions aren't horrific but may result in up gauging to transport folks out of AMS. Europe has a lot more options than sa...

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by AngMoh
Tue Jun 21, 2022 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Studying 777-300ERSF line: Potential Launch at Farnborough
Replies: 5
Views: 2267

Re: Boeing Studying 777-300ERSF line: Potential Launch at Farnborough

It seems to be a little late for the manufacturer to come up with an idea like this now. So many years they ignored this most promising conversion in order to not affect the factory build 777F. Only now that several aftermarket companies market successful conversions they wake up finally? Boeing be...

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by AngMoh
Tue Jun 21, 2022 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JL to replace 767 and regional jet fleets
Replies: 36
Views: 9547

JL to replace 767 and regional jet fleets

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/busines ... ve-2760121
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JL is planning to replace the 767 and regional jet fleets. The 767 will have the 787 and the A321neo as replacement candidates. For the regional fleet, the A220 and E2 are candidates.

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/busines ... ve-2760121

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by AngMoh
Sun Jun 19, 2022 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AMS putting a limit on international passenger traffic through the airport
Replies: 134
Views: 24867

Re: AMS putting a limit on international passenger traffic through the airport

Before Schiphol wasn't the most expensive, or the cheapest. With this increase in costs it will move to the expensive side, without any added service to offer. But where does that money go? It's looks like it isn't a case of having a more realistic cost structure, but a more realistic pay structure...

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by AngMoh
Sun Jun 19, 2022 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media reports: Airbus close to Air India deal for A350 aircraft
Replies: 228
Views: 53844

Re: Media reports: Airbus close to Air India deal for A350 aircraft

My thoughts: 1) Merge Air India Express with Air Asia. 2) Break up Air India by moving major routes to Vistara, and low yield routes to the airline formed in 1) above. 3) Call the low cost division "Air India" (without Express). Vistara would be the other brand - for full service. I just ...

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by AngMoh
Sun Jun 19, 2022 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AMS putting a limit on international passenger traffic through the airport
Replies: 134
Views: 24867

Re: AMS putting a limit on international passenger traffic through the airport

The jobs can be open, but the population must be willing to work. If not, someone from another country will. That is what happens already. The accent of most Ryanair Cabin Crew and Pilots is more often than not Irish but they have rights to be gainfully employed in another E.U. country. It is a cor...

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by AngMoh
Sun Jun 12, 2022 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 110
Views: 30031

Re: Manchester (UK) Aviation Thread - 2022

Your Sunday long-haul scheduled service line up which is a bit funny for the lowest yielding airport in the world (according to airliners.net folklore) 0620 Virgin VS110 Atlanta 0625 Aer Lingus UK EI44 New York 0650 Qatar QR21 Doha 0715 Gulf Air GF5 Bahrain 0725 Etihad EY15 Abu Dhabi 0740 Virgin VS...

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by AngMoh
Wed Jun 01, 2022 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ITA pilots fall asleep on transatlantic flight
Replies: 44
Views: 10743

Re: ITA pilots fall asleep on transatlantic flight

Something is wrong with the media reports. Sure, the FO could have been on a rest break, but what about the relief FO who should have been in the right seat? I don't know the Italian rules well, but I cannot believe that any airline would let a working pilot do a "controlled rest" in the ...

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by AngMoh
Sat May 28, 2022 2:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports in chaos in Europe
Replies: 32
Views: 6054

Re: Airports in chaos in Europe

Is LHR still bad? A couple of months ago that was also a complete disaster with an hours long queues for immigration on arrival. But for me it is not only airports. European airlines have also made a mess of the rebound in travel. On flights to SIN especially with connections to Australia and New Ze...

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by AngMoh
Sat May 28, 2022 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM halted ticket sales at Amsterdam Airport (27 May)
Replies: 81
Views: 19653

Re: KLM halting ticket sales at Amsterdam Airport between now and Monday

Something doesn't add-up in this story. Most people buy tickets well in advance of their travels, like months in advance. A few business travelers may buy last minute tickets. I can't imaging that stopping ticket sales for a couple of days will have much of an immediate impact on the flow of passen...

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