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by OSL777FLYER
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Boeing say that the 727 replacement was the 757?
Replies: 87
Views: 12534

Re: Why did Boeing say that the 727 replacement was the 757?

As someone stated, when the B757 came, the B737NG did not exist. Also, the first B757's were not the ER type. They were perfect for the charter carriers in Europe, they could carry a full load from the Nordic countries to the Canary Islands for instance. BA saw the potential for this aircraft on hea...

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by OSL777FLYER
Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Owning versus Leasing questions
Replies: 3
Views: 742

Re: Owning versus Leasing questions

Hey, Hope this helps a little, Leasing/owning can sometimes depend on the size of the airline. Although large carriers also lease, small ones tend to lease in the beginning as they are unable to front the cash needed, and more importantly, they have no "relationship" with the aircraft prod...

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by OSL777FLYER
Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many airlines order aircraft to support domestic jobs?
Replies: 13
Views: 1698

Re: How many airlines order aircraft to support domestic jobs?

It varies, In the very old days, you could say that airlines just stuck with a manufacturer. e.g. SAS used Douglas, so did Finnair, Swissair (for the most part) and KLM. Whereas AF, and LH used Boeing. BA had a "buy British policy" which meant that as a state owned carrier, they more or le...

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by OSL777FLYER
Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS recapitalization - Sweden + Denmark state funds
Replies: 60
Views: 4819

Re: SAS recapitalization - Sweden + Denmark state funds

How important is the airline to Scandinavia? I recently read that they rarely offer regional/local flights, so I wonder if it's best to sell the airline to let the airline collapse, replacing it with the regional airlines such as Widroe? It's not as if Scandinavians can't speak English. The airline...

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by OSL777FLYER
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets
Replies: 176
Views: 16537

Re: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets

This will benefit Bratislava. LH might not want to continue with the OS brand. And people will not want to travel to Vienna for a weekend getaway. People will not want to travel to Vienna, because the air fare has a minimum price of 40,00 EUR? What kind of people are we talking about? Poor people o...

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by OSL777FLYER
Tue Jun 09, 2020 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets
Replies: 176
Views: 16537

Re: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets

This is nonsense form the Green Party of Austria. This will benefit Bratislava. LH might not want to continue with the OS brand. And people will not want to travel to Vienna for a weekend getaway. LCC's will definitely go for Bratislava as far as Vienna goes. With regards to other destinations such ...

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by OSL777FLYER
Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Final(?) flight of a LH A380
Replies: 80
Views: 20333

Re: Final(?) flight of a LH A380

I just read the article as well. It seems they are being parked "for now" and then it's a case of "we'll see". Before this terrible virus incident and all the misery it has brought with it, LH decided to move 5 A380's to MUC as there were routes out of there that legitimized the ...

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by OSL777FLYER
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM A310 Questions
Replies: 48
Views: 6091

Re: KLM A310 Questions

From what I remember KLM used the A310's on the "heavy" European routes and routes to the Middle East. I remember reading in an old Air International magazine that it caught analysts by surprise at the time. KLM had been mostly a Douglas customer, operating every version of the DC series, ...

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by OSL777FLYER
Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Financial Discussion - 2020
Replies: 584
Views: 146940

Re: DY about to go bust?

I have spoken to some people who work there, and have worked there before. DY used to be the "little guy" or "challenger" to the other large European airlines. The attitude from the management used to be that "we're all pulling together to make this a great company" And...

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by OSL777FLYER
Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue turns 20
Replies: 88
Views: 8703

Re: JetBlue turns 20 today.

I remember reading in an aviation magazine at the time that JetBlue was the most heavily capitalized start-up in airline history. Their great CEO at the time David Neeleman said that he felt that JFK needed a hometown airline and that they started with $120 million in capital. Mr. Neeleman said &quo...

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by OSL777FLYER
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Catering Reductions in economy and premium economy
Replies: 190
Views: 22766

Re: Lufthansa Catering Reductions in economy and premium economy

I read about this in the Spiegel German news magazine about 3 months ago. The situation is this: Lufthansa want to cut even more costs, so they are cutting positions at LSG catering in FRA and MUC. These are among the lowest paid employees in the LH group already, but that was not enough for them. W...

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by OSL777FLYER
Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two AA flights diverted to Dublin
Replies: 41
Views: 12239

Re: Two AA flights diverted to Dublin

This article actually uses a photo of an American A330 in a story about an American A330! It is a -200 instead of a -300 but I'm willing to give them a pass on that point. I'm almost impressed! The “chemical” was Ammonia. That'll surely do it. Funny they are even permitted to use ammonia, or an amm...

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by OSL777FLYER
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two AA flights diverted to Dublin
Replies: 41
Views: 12239

Re: Two AA flights diverted to Dublin

Although you need a 1:50 cabin crew. Not necessarily all doors have to be "manned". I have flown on flights where they have told me that they were short staffed and one door was "unattended" in other words, passengers were given extra briefings.This particular incident was on a B...

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by OSL777FLYER
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why aren't empty flights cancelled?
Replies: 47
Views: 10606

Re: Why aren't empty flights cancelled?

Return flight fully booked? Cargo hold filled to the gills? Just 2 reasons that come to mind. I remember flights some years ago between BRU and BSL with just a few pax, but the incoming flight was totally full with pax, almost all at the highest fare classes... Another thought: not operating flight...

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by OSL777FLYER
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa loses No-Show lawsuit
Replies: 85
Views: 17357

Re: Lufthansa loses No-Show lawsuit

Typical passive-agressive German mentality from Lufthansa's side. They should learn some customer service. I would not say this is typical German passive aggressive. Other airlines like KLM do this as well. In the beginning of the 2000's when I worked for an airline we had passengers do this all th...

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by OSL777FLYER
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AM refuses two sanctioned Venezuelan passengers to overfly US
Replies: 25
Views: 8817

Re: AM refuses two sanctioned Venezuelan passengers to overfly US

I remember after 9/11 and the subsequent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, there were people who protested publicly against the U.S. in the media here in Europe and some were put on a no-fly list by the Bush administration which also included flights that crossed into US airspace. e.g. going from E...

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by OSL777FLYER
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS growth in the future
Replies: 67
Views: 9510

Re: SAS growth in the future

As mentioned by several others, SK and UA do not code share on Trans-Atlantic flights, but they feed each other's flights. Therefore any new flights to the U.S. should be to places where UA has a significant presence. IAH could be a contender, but you will need an A330. How are SK doing on OSL-EWR? ...

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by OSL777FLYER
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS 737-600 Retirement
Replies: 74
Views: 13892

Re: SAS 737-600 Retirement

Sad to see the "baby rockets" go. SAS was at one time the world's largest user with 30 aircraft in the fleet. They placed their order at the same time as Southwest I believe, but Southwest changed to the 700. The 600 version was unfortunately "wrong for its time" It was meant as ...

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by OSL777FLYER
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS growth in the future
Replies: 67
Views: 9510

Re: SAS growth in the future

I wish they would fly OSL-ORD. CPH-YUL, maybe? CPH-YYZ is covered by AC. SAS flew to BKK from CPH in the past but stopped due to losing money on the route. Even with a 90% load factor they lost money on that route. I also do not think There is enough competition from Scandinavia to Thailand at the p...

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by OSL777FLYER
Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy Reports Losses Of €164 Million in 2018
Replies: 78
Views: 15204

Re: Air Italy Reports Losses Of €164 Million in 2018

No disrespect to anyone BUT: What about not having an Italian "national" carrier? Let Ryanair and Easyjet tackle the LCC segment. Air Dolomiti is feeding LH hubs. And let other large carriers of different alliances cater for the high-yield market. Alitalia has struggled, Air Italy struggle...

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by OSL777FLYER
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Europe Transit Inconsistency
Replies: 10
Views: 1832

Re: Europe Transit Inconsistency

Hi, Hopefully I can shed some light on this. The general rule is that if you come from outside the Schengen/EEC area, you will have to go through another security check after passport control. Seems strange sometimes since the U.S. and Europe have the same rules. FRA is a special case here: I have e...

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by OSL777FLYER
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: First Class Declining
Replies: 28
Views: 5573

Re: First Class Declining

Business class has improved greatly in the recent years. And yes, as many have pointed out, Y+ is what business class used to be. Airlines are reducing F-class, because it does not always make sense. One of the previous United Airlines CEO's talked about this. Lufthansa has also discussed this. F-cl...

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by OSL777FLYER
Fri May 31, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do Iranian Carries use very old aircraft?
Replies: 53
Views: 8212

Re: Why does Iranian Carries use very old aircraft?

It all has to do with sanctions imposed after 1979. After the Shah had to flee, Iran were not able to do business with the west aviation wise. That is why they still fly old aircraft like B747-200's. Iran Air even flew B747 SP's until recently I believe. Old A300's and A310's are also used as well a...

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by OSL777FLYER
Thu May 02, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS on strike
Replies: 110
Views: 18968

Re: SAS on strike

According to several Scandinavian media, a deal is very close. Also Danish TV2 have just reported, live from Oslo, that an announcement is expected "within a couple of hours and that flights are expected to operate as scheduled from tomorrow" The last thing will not happen, as it will tak...

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by OSL777FLYER
Thu May 02, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS on strike
Replies: 110
Views: 18968

Re: SAS on strike

This is not just about the salaries. The 13% being asked for is more from the Swedish pilots. The situation is that in 2012 when SAS was literally just 2 hours away from bankruptcy, the pilots agreed on wage and pensions cut. "We help you now, you help us later when things are better" I gu...

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by OSL777FLYER
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific cracking down on crews taking pax goodies, leftovers
Replies: 54
Views: 9984

Re: Cathay Pacific cracking down on crews taking pax goodies, leftovers

Yes, unfortunately items are stolen by staff. PIA had an issue a few years back when staff stole the cabin trolleys! Airline knew about it, but staff claimed they were so poorly paid that it was their right. What is unfortunate is that a lot of food simply has to be thrown away. e.g. An SK flight co...

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by OSL777FLYER
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Judge: FR has to fire 8 pilots and pay them millions in damage
Replies: 98
Views: 18750

Re: Judge: FR has to fire 8 pilots and pay them millions in damage

This is the Ryanair way of doing things. This is not typical for the Dutch. Ryanair want to "own" their crew, but when something goes wrong, they claim that "pilots do not work for us, they work for an employment agency". When Ryanair closed the base at Oslo/Rygge airport, they f...

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by OSL777FLYER
Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about Envoy Air's fleet
Replies: 10
Views: 1532

Re: Question about Envoy Air's fleet

ERJ-140 a product of pilot scope clauses at the time?

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by OSL777FLYER
Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair between top 10 European polluters
Replies: 24
Views: 3995

Re: Ryanair between top 10 European polluters

Rule one for statistics:. Who ordered the statistic? An environmental group etc?

People twist facts the way they feel like to fit their agenda.

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by OSL777FLYER
Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Attendants are Selling Their Seniority
Replies: 195
Views: 23187

Re: Flight Attendants are Selling Their Seniority

I know that there is a bidding system, but I honestly would never have believed that such things as described here existed. Yes, one can argue that both sides are "happy" yet, to pay a co-worker for for a certain flight is both a crappy way to treat your colleagues and taking advantages of...

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by OSL777FLYER
Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European Aviation Market: Total Disaster
Replies: 112
Views: 15969

Re: European Aviation Market: Total Disaster

The U.S. has had their shares of major failures in the past as well. ATA, Skybus, Hooters, Aloha, Independence Air etc. Recently though, Europe has been hit hard. What has been happening in Europe recently is in some case the market correcting itself. But there is an overcapacity. But other reasons ...

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by OSL777FLYER
Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1107
Views: 182317

Re: WOW Ceases Operations

Norwegian next please! WOW folding is likely the salvation of Norwegian TATL. Could be helpful for Norwegian, but they need to be careful. They recently asked for more money from investors as they have come to the conclusion that they are growing too rapidly and need to get their yields up on the r...

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by OSL777FLYER
Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA plane flies to Scotland by mistake, should have been Germany
Replies: 117
Views: 25198

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

From what I heard, The crew got information, charts etc. and all flight information from the dispatchers that they were flying to EDI. From one of the major newspapers here in Norway, the WDL aircraft positioned from EDI on Sunday evening and the planners just reversed the flight for Monday morning....

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by OSL777FLYER
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Did Finnair Not Order The 787?
Replies: 102
Views: 13757

Re: Why Did Finnair Not Order The 787?

Already an established Airbus customer. Operating the A330/340, so A350 was next logical step.

Honestly, I have a little difficulty understanding why airlines buy both the A350-900 and Boeing 787-9..............

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by OSL777FLYER
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Will Etihad Cope With 10% Base Reduction in Passengers in "Perpetuity"?
Replies: 37
Views: 5594

Re: How Will Etihad Cope With 10% Base Reduction in Passengers in "Perpetuity"?

How high are yields for flights from the UAE to India? Are they mostly for expats?

Also, one could wonder if Etihad in the future could maybe join the Star Alliance. Then they can partner with Air India. Problem solved.

Alternatively, partner with a low-cost carrier. e.g. Indigo.

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by OSL777FLYER
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH an opportunity for IAG?
Replies: 27
Views: 4614

Re: MH an opportunity for IAG?

The IAG group would rather use SIN because of higher yields and also service for expats.

However, I do not see the IAG doing anything drastic until the mess that is "Brexit" will be resolved.

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by OSL777FLYER
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no LH or BA in MSP
Replies: 96
Views: 10210

Re: Why no LH or BA in MSP

No feeder traffic for LH or UA at MSP. MSP is a Delta fortress and they use KL/AF to steer traffic through AMS/CDG. Condor does fly in the summer months for tourists as well as Icelandair.

Aer Lingus also supposed to come now for the summer season.

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by OSL777FLYER
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Airlines KMSP hub 747-400 destinations
Replies: 43
Views: 8326

Re: Northwest Airlines KMSP hub 747-400 destinations

Not sure if this helps, but when NW first got their B744's they used them on MSP-PHX flights. I guess for crew familiarization flights, but PHX was first destination out of MSP

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by OSL777FLYER
Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ERJ 175 Pilots bored out of their minds even on regional flights
Replies: 94
Views: 22359

Re: ERJ 175 Pilots bored out of their minds even on regional flights

When I was aboard a cruise ship as a passenger taking a bridge tour, an ear-splitting alarm went off. A crewman went running to respond to it. When we asked what that was all about, the first officer explained: "That goes off every fifteen minutes and its purpose is to ensure that we are all a...

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by OSL777FLYER
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ERJ 175 Pilots bored out of their minds even on regional flights
Replies: 94
Views: 22359

Re: ERJ 175 Pilots bored out of their minds even on regional flights

A cousin of my cousin again is a B737 captain here in Europe. He generally finds the aircraft a delight to fly. BUT as he also says, pilots like to do manual things. i.e. several landings/take-offs a day. Their longest sector is about 6 hours and that he hates. While in cruise you basically, accordi...

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by OSL777FLYER
Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What soured relations between Boeing and Delta?
Replies: 80
Views: 14407

Re: What soured relations between Boeing and Delta?

Northwest had Airbus in their fleet as well, before the merger. I am not sure about the Delta pre-merger fleet. Delta had some A310-300's many years ago that they took over from Pan Am. As to recent "feuds" I suspect it has to do with the fact that Delta ordered the Bombardier CS300 (Now ...

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by OSL777FLYER
Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: EY to launch partnership with UA
Replies: 79
Views: 17755

Re: RUMOR: EY to launch partnership with UA

Could be a possible Star Alliance member in the future. EY has been struggling a little due to bad investments in other airlines. I do know that as a member of the SAS frequent flyer program, you can earn miles on EY. Interesting times ahead.......... IF they do join an alliance, that can seriously ...

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by OSL777FLYER
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why isn’t there a 50 seater replacement?
Replies: 81
Views: 15739

Re: Why isn’t there a 50 seater replacement?

I know a airport in the Netherlands: Groningen Airport Eelde [GRQ] that is really needs more efficient smaller airplanes. I think many scandinavian airports also would benefit from lets say the reintroduction of the Do328/428 Jet and Fan. I think Bombardier made a strategic mistake by shutting down...

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by OSL777FLYER
Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why isn’t there a 50 seater replacement?
Replies: 81
Views: 15739

Re: Why isn’t there a 50 seater replacement?

The 50 seat jets that are in service today are not economically viable. And with scope clauses generally being allowed up to 76 seats, there really is no incentive for a new 50 seat jet. The ERJ-175 for instance gets better fuel economy. I think that the routes served by the 50 seat aircraft will ju...

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by OSL777FLYER
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Soviet L1011 TriStars.
Replies: 44
Views: 11793

Re: Soviet L1011 TriStars.

I've actually read in some old Air International magazines that I came across that the Soviets were interested in several western models. But the U.S boycotted these deals primarily out of concern that the engine technology could be used for military purposes. Hence, no sale. One of my professors at...

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by OSL777FLYER
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn’t AA try a separate low fare operation ?
Replies: 73
Views: 8187

Re: Why didn’t AA try a separate low fare operation ?

SAS tried their luck, and failed with Snowflake. It did not last long. The problem for all of these that have been tried in the past is that union, wages and labor relations get in the way. In the cases of those who have tried (and failed) have been that they've had to fly low-cost, but with crew wi...

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by OSL777FLYER
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair "threatens" with the closure of bases in the Canaries
Replies: 67
Views: 10673

Re: Ryanair "threatens" with the closure of bases in the Canaries

I do not know where in Europe FR has all their maintenance bases. A "base" for FR and other ULCC carriers for that matter is more about the crews. They return home every night so that they never stay out. Cuts costs on hotel, transfer etc. I know Germanwings/Eurowings used to do this in th...

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by OSL777FLYER
Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The history and creation of the “Slimline” seats?
Replies: 38
Views: 6894

Re: The history and creation of the “Slimline” seats?

Slimline seats started to be quite common towards the end of the 2000's I'd say. Some airlines have horrible seats, then again some airlines like the former Air Berlin and current LH and EW have great slimline seats. That being said, these seats are nice to sit in as long as the flights are not over...

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by OSL777FLYER
Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCI had talks with Lufthansa in 1999? Jetblue in 2003?
Replies: 28
Views: 4129

Re: MCI had talks with Lufthansa in 1999? Jetblue in 2003?

Does the Condor 757-300 have enough range to fly to MCI? I don't think Condor flies their 753s across the pond. Plus their 767s have fewer seats. As far as I know, Condor flies to Halifax, Canda with their B753s. As some have mentioned, Condor is not part of LH anymore. LH could maybe look for a se...

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by OSL777FLYER
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor Fleet Renewal
Replies: 37
Views: 7608

Re: Condor Fleet Renewal

Would depend upon how long they plan on keeping their B753's as they have cockpit commonality with B767's. However the A330's would have commonality with the A321.

Maybe order A321 Neo's or LR's along with second hand A330's?

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