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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: 7481

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: 17973

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: 17973

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: 9099

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: 93
Views: 15517

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: 1256

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: 3839

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: 196
Views: 21594

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: 15119

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 Ceases Operations
Replies: 964
Views: 154023

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: 115
Views: 24148

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: 12801

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: 5407

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: 4440

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: 9464

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: 32
Views: 5103

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: 20875

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: 20875

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: 81
Views: 13800

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: 78
Views: 15691

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: 15030

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: 15030

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: 11339

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: 7704

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: 9909

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: 6347

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: 3973

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: 7166

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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by OSL777FLYER
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Getting Drunk on a Plane
Replies: 67
Views: 10687

Re: Getting Drunk on a Plane

I may enjoy a cocktail once in a while, but generally, I do not drink either. And never when flying. That is simply due to dehydration etc. As mentioned, sports fans, when drunk, usually have to leave the arena if they are a nuisance. If this is a recurring problem, at least some places here in Euro...

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by OSL777FLYER
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future CX routes?
Replies: 37
Views: 4530

Re: Futute CX routes?

I have a hard time seeing them flying into anywhere where they would not get feeder traffic from a OW partner.

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by OSL777FLYER
Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will we ever see an airline do an around the world flight?
Replies: 37
Views: 5744

Re: Will we ever see an airline do an around the world flight?

Lufthansa Cargo does it at regular intervals.

The former MyTravel, now Thomas Cook occasionally arranged charter flights.

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by OSL777FLYER
Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Would TWA still be operating if 9/11 didn’t happen?
Replies: 24
Views: 3040

Re: Would TWA still be operating if 9/11 didn’t happen?

I’ve always thought it was interesting that the TWA and PanAm* brands didn’t survive. Sad that they were so damaged there was little to no brand equity left. *Aviation industry You could write a whole thread on PanAm alone, but it was unable to adjust after de-regulation. PanAm was THE airline ever...

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by OSL777FLYER
Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Would TWA still be operating if 9/11 didn’t happen?
Replies: 24
Views: 3040

Re: Would TWA still be operating if 9/11 didn’t happen?

The truth is that, although 9/11 changed the industry forever, a lot of airlines were struggling before then. People like Carl Icahn and Frank Lorenzo (although at Texas International and Eastern Airlines) made enemies in a lot of places. TWA was a pioneer of many things. Mostly using the B767 to ga...

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by OSL777FLYER
Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Lufthansa Monopolising Europe?
Replies: 44
Views: 7988

Re: Lufthansa Monopolising Europe

I do not think LH wants to buy Alitalia. LH tried to enter Italy before with the Lufthansa Italia brand, but called it quits after a short while. Competition skewed in AZ's favor. If AZ were to fold, LH could come in and take over. It remains to be seen. IAG has bought shares in Norwegian. They are ...

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by OSL777FLYER
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Lufthansa Monopolising Europe?
Replies: 44
Views: 7988

Re: Lufthansa Monopolising Europe

Back in 2005, my dear Professor in Aviation studies said that in the future, in some form or other, only three "legacy carriers" will remain in Europe.

Lufthansa,. British Airways and Air France.

I am beginning to think he was and will be right.

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by OSL777FLYER
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa: decision, which planes will be replaced by B777-9 in summer 2019
Replies: 28
Views: 8850

Re: Lufthansa: decision, which planes will be replaced by B777-9 in summer 2019

From what I understand of the article, LH will take the time until the summer of 2019 to decide the role the new 777's will play, which aircraft they will replace. THEN they will decide whether or not to put in a first class. Mr. Hohmeister then says that as apart of Lufthansa's strategy as a premiu...

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by OSL777FLYER
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would an A380F Save The Program?
Replies: 50
Views: 6300

Re: Would an A380F Save The Program?

When the program was launched. There was an A380F option being discussed. FedEx and UPS were initially interested, but pulled out. Aircraft was simply deemed too large, plus plenty of second-hand aircraft on the market. What one has to consider is that, part form the long-haul flights, Cargo aircraf...

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by OSL777FLYER
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ends Hamburg for good
Replies: 69
Views: 13456

Re: United ends Hamburg for good

Sad for HAM airport. Hamburg is Germany's second largest city with a healthy economy. It is strange that no direct flights to the US will exist in the future. I remember back when Lufthansa flew A310-300's to JFK from Hamburg. If Lufthansa will resume any long-haul services from HAM, it will be with...

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by OSL777FLYER
Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which airline has the most lounges abroad?
Replies: 17
Views: 2892

Re: Which airline has the most lounges abroad?

Lufthansa runs their own-branded lounges in cites like Dubai, Detroit or Boston even though they only have a single daily flight there (DTW). Popular European cities like Amsterdam or Barcelona do not have one, even though there are no fellow-Star-Alliance carriers based there. What is the logic be...

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by OSL777FLYER
Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What exactly did airberlin do wrong?
Replies: 30
Views: 6263

Re: What exactly did airberlin do wrong?

Terrible costs from what I heard. They were overpaying for their leased planes and were also not cost competitive on maintenance costs. Meanwhile their fares were on the low side. I am not sure specifically how much they paid for their leased aircraft, but I know they leased a lot from TUIFLY and G...

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by OSL777FLYER
Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What exactly did airberlin do wrong?
Replies: 30
Views: 6263

Re: What exactly did airberlin do wrong?

Too much expansion too fast by buying dBA and LTU in a short timeframe, then too many changes of direction and last but not least too many new CEOs in a short time, everyone of them having own ideas. Also I am pretty sure that the never opening BER is a big factor too, they intended to build up a b...

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by OSL777FLYER
Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WW and FI Both Suspend Cleveland
Replies: 84
Views: 9371

Re: WW and FI Both Suspend Cleveland

Seasonal closure. Does CLE really warrant a year-round service? This is what FI did in MSP several years ago. However, after a few years, more people started traveling due to short connection times at KEF. In terms of time, e.g. getting to Oslo, Norway or Stockholm, Sweden from MSP. Icelandair is de...

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by OSL777FLYER
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta’s 747-400 Fleet
Replies: 14
Views: 2965

Re: Delta’s 747-400 Fleet

Later models will be more attractive for ACMI use or cargo conversion. Earlier models would be used until a major check was imminent and then, scrapyard. Sad to see these majestic "Queens of the skies" disappearing. Delta does indeed like to squeeze the last bit of life out of their aircra...

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by OSL777FLYER
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Lufthansa transferring its A330-300 to Eurowings
Replies: 15
Views: 7290

Re: Lufthansa transferring its A330-300 to Eurowings

Some A346's are being moved to FRA because of the A380's now coming to Munich. I addition, MUC will receive more A359's. My guess is that the A346's are replacing the A333's from FRA to add capacity (also, the resale value of the A346's are low due to not too many airlines operating them) The A333's...

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by OSL777FLYER
Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL-WAW route
Replies: 44
Views: 6930

Re: ATL-WAW route

I suspect LOT / United will have this covered. If Dl were to fly to WAW, which Skyteam member would feed flights from there. Demand would not be sufficient alone. The passenger mentioned in the first post could have flown from Santa Fe to DEN, then with LH to FRA and then to WAW or UA from DEN to OR...

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by OSL777FLYER
Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Alitalia unfair competition?
Replies: 19
Views: 3298

Re: Is Alitalia unfair competition?

Alitalia has indeed received a lot of subsidies over the past years. Especially when Berlusconi was in power. The EU should play by the same rules for all. Estonian and MALEV both went bankrupt because they were forced to pay back money they had gotten from their respective states and that the EU ha...

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by OSL777FLYER
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: LH to start FRA-BDL?
Replies: 62
Views: 9737

Re: Rumor: LH to start FRA-BDL?

Maybe on behalf of Eurowings for a seasonal service?

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by OSL777FLYER
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: AMS vs CDG
Replies: 28
Views: 6076

Re: Delta: AMS vs CDG

I would like to see delta or Klm start an pitt to amsterdam flight on the 767-300er. I think there's enough room for that as well as aer lingus to Dublin and Norwegian to Oslo and Copenhagen. Pitt has a lot potential for Atlantic routes. Who would feed these routes in Pittsburgh? BA tried when they...

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by OSL777FLYER
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: AMS vs CDG
Replies: 28
Views: 6076

Re: Delta: AMS vs CDG

As mentioned in another post, AMS most likely more transfer passengers than CDG.

A reason for using MAS a lot is that Northwest Airlines had a great relationship with KLM and a lot of slots when they were acquired by DL. It would make sense to continue that operation.

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by OSL777FLYER
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: bachelor thesis on air navigation
Replies: 1
Views: 297

Re: bachelor thesis on air navigation

Hello, As someone who has written a bachelor thesis in Aviation Management myself this is what I would say. You seem to have several topics here, maybe too many that will not combine. Pick maybe one or two topics e.g. Human factors vs. Safety? Talk with your professor/supervisor to get an idea and/o...

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