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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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....Jump to post
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.
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 MSPJump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Lufthansa Cargo does it at regular intervals.
The former MyTravel, now Thomas Cook occasionally arranged charter flights.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post