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by senatorflyer
Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will American Airlines have largest A319 fleet?
Replies: 45
Views: 7142

Re: When will American Airlines have largest A319 fleet?

lightsaber wrote:
I believe I double added and AA will exceed U2 on current contracts. 132 total flying for U2


Lol

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by senatorflyer
Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will American Airlines have largest A319 fleet?
Replies: 45
Views: 7142

Re: When will American Airlines have largest A319 fleet?

I find fleet transitions facinating. American Airlines is taking advantage of low used prices to expand their A319 fleet. Currently 125, per Wikipedia 8 on order for a future fleet off 133. Also per Wikipedia, Easyjet is down to 132 A319s and is taking advantage of expiring leases to rotate them ou...

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by senatorflyer
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?
Replies: 168
Views: 10271

Re: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?

Arion640 wrote:
neomax wrote:
Arion640 wrote:
Brexit won, so clearly the country wants out.


Brexit is a lot of things but a clear majority is not one of them.


Leave won by a majority of over a million. More people voted to leave than the population of the Netherlands.

A win is a win.


See answer above. So no, it’s not that clear.

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by senatorflyer
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?
Replies: 168
Views: 10271

Re: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?

We'll see how your little experiment will go. The experiment over 17 million people want to happen. More than the population of the Netherlands. Bye bye EU. It’s not been fun. You make it sound like most of the Country wants out. 52% of those who voted wanted out. that means that infact 48% of them...

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by senatorflyer
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”
Replies: 154
Views: 13816

Re: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”

It’s not if it’s when. They are going unless they get rid of Robin Hayes and go in a totally different direction. They are sitting on two amazing airports to go TATL it would almost be insane for them not to. The 321lr is the perfect plane and it will have a different mint product vs what there is ...

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by senatorflyer
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will American Airlines have largest A319 fleet?
Replies: 45
Views: 7142

Re: When will American Airlines have largest A319 fleet?

I find fleet transitions facinating. American Airlines is taking advantage of low used prices to expand their A319 fleet. Currently 125, per Wikipedia 8 on order for a future fleet off 133. Also per Wikipedia, Easyjet is down to 132 A319s and is taking advantage of expiring leases to rotate them ou...

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by senatorflyer
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”
Replies: 154
Views: 13816

Re: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”

Somehow I don’t see them flying to Europe. There is too much competition. It’s not if it’s when. They are going unless they get rid of Robin Hayes and go in a totally different direction. They are sitting on two amazing airports to go TATL it would almost be insane for them not to. The 321lr is the...

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by senatorflyer
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”
Replies: 154
Views: 13816

Re: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”

But who’s to say they won’t make others crack & give up the ghost? Somehow I don’t see them giving the BA/AA JV, LH Group, DL/KLM and the likes the run for their money. But what about Norwegian & Primera? The number of pax flying transatlantic will grow in the future too If I am not mistake...

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by senatorflyer
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”
Replies: 154
Views: 13816

Re: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”

eicvd wrote:
senatorflyer wrote:
Somehow I don’t see them flying to Europe. There is too much competition.

But who’s to say they won’t make others crack & give up the ghost?


Somehow I don’t see them giving the BA/AA JV, LH Group, DL/KLM and the likes the run for their money.

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by senatorflyer
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”
Replies: 154
Views: 13816

Re: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”

Somehow I don’t see them flying to Europe. There is too much competition.

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by senatorflyer
Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will American Airlines have largest A319 fleet?
Replies: 45
Views: 7142

Re: When will American Airlines have largest A319 fleet?

I find fleet transitions facinating. American Airlines is taking advantage of low used prices to expand their A319 fleet. Currently 125, per Wikipedia 8 on order for a future fleet off 133. Also per Wikipedia, Easyjet is down to 132 A319s and is taking advantage of expiring leases to rotate them ou...

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by senatorflyer
Fri Dec 23, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad mulling taking stake in Lufthansa - Air Berlin to merge with Lufthansa, Alitalia might be next
Replies: 53
Views: 13351

Re: Etihad mulling taking stake in Lufthansa - Air Berlin to merge with Lufthansa, Alitalia might be next

MXP is very far from Milan and inconvenient. It's actually closer to Turin. Driving from MXP to central Milan is 31 miles (46 minutes); driving instead to Turin is 83 miles (96 minutes). MXP is far from the city it serves, but it's about the same distance as DEN is from Denver (although the drive t...

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by senatorflyer
Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: oneworld Lounges
Replies: 4
Views: 858

Re: oneworld Lounges

No, why would Cathay Pacific or any other airline for that matter sacrifice their branding at their home airport to stick a oneworld sticker on? Makes only sense when it's a none hub airport and you share your lounge with other airlines instead of having 3 different ones.

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by senatorflyer
Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia board approves revised business plan
Replies: 52
Views: 10637

Re: Alitalia board approves revised business plan

Didn't Alitalia say they are thinking of terminating the Skyteam membership? If so will that also terminate the JV?

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by senatorflyer
Thu Dec 22, 2016 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia needs180 million Euros to survive or bankruptcy
Replies: 23
Views: 4556

Alitalia needs180 million Euros to survive or bankruptcy

Luca Cordero di Montezemolo gave Unicredit and Intesa Sanpaolo an ultimatum. They threatened with declaring bankruptcy if the banks won’t increase the credit limits by a further 180 million Euros. Etihad is not prepared to pump more money in. Source in German: http://www.aerotelegraph.com/alitalia-d...

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by senatorflyer
Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: James Hogan CEO EY to go
Replies: 61
Views: 9495

Re: James Hogan CEO EY to go?

AB has no assets.

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by senatorflyer
Wed Dec 21, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: James Hogan CEO EY to go
Replies: 61
Views: 9495

Re: James Hogan CEO EY to go?

I don't think the strategy is wrong but may need more time or better execution to produce better results. It is not necessarily a bad strategy but you need to actually have a plan and be smart about who you invest in. EY was basically buying into every sickman in Europe. What was the point of havin...

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by senatorflyer
Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to cut jobs
Replies: 55
Views: 10804

Re: Etihad to cut jobs

A company called Transguard. No doubt some of those employees are also working for Emirates. However, Transguard is grouped together in the Emirates statistics which inflates the numbers of employees. http://www.transguardgroup.com/about-us Sure, US3 employ TSA and US Marshall Service. Rather than ...

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by senatorflyer
Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to cut jobs
Replies: 55
Views: 10804

Re: Etihad to cut jobs

I wonder how Etihad is going to sell the Alitalia stake? Don't think anyone wants to buy it. Air Berlin will most probably end up with the LH group according to the latest rumours. Air Serbia and Darwin would be on the table too.

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by senatorflyer
Tue Dec 20, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to cut jobs
Replies: 55
Views: 10804

Re: Etihad to cut jobs

Hmm, looks like Hogan's hour is ticking.... https://global.handelsblatt.com/breaking/sources-etihad-to-ditch-ceo-james-hogan The Gulf airline Etihad plans to remove James Hogan as its chief executive after a failed spree of acquisitions in Europe, multiple independent sources told Handelsblatt on c...

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by senatorflyer
Tue Dec 20, 2016 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to cut jobs
Replies: 55
Views: 10804

Re: Etihad to cut jobs

http://www.transguardgroup.com/about-us
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A company called Transguard. No doubt some of those employees are also working for Emirates. However, Transguard is grouped together in the Emirates statistics which inflates the numbers of employees. http://www.transguardgroup.com/about-us

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by senatorflyer
Tue Dec 20, 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to cut jobs
Replies: 55
Views: 10804

Re: Etihad to cut jobs

Efficiently run airlines usually have a ratio of between 50-100 employees per aircraft. The number at Etihad appears to be about 166 per aircraft. At Southwest the number is about 70, at JetBlue about 83, and at Delta perhaps 90-103. The ratio can be difficult to arrive at if the airline data inclu...

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by senatorflyer
Mon Dec 19, 2016 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad's hunter strategy
Replies: 16
Views: 5198

Re: Etihad's hunter strategy

It seems that Etihad is under some pressure based on the recent news. - Alitalia parked 20 Aircraft and 2000 jobs at risk https://skift.com/2016/11/26/alitalia-may-slash-jobs-and-ground-planes-in-turn-around-effort/ - Etihad plans to cut up to 3000 members of staff - With a LH manager taking over Ai...

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by senatorflyer
Wed Dec 14, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA latest to be rocked by strikes
Replies: 53
Views: 8569

Re: BA latest to be rocked by strikes

I’ve got a friend working for BA Cityflyer. He makes more than 2K a month. Being based at LCY he is pretty much home every night and weekends are not too bad either with the airport restrictions. Somehow I can’t imagine that MF is paid that much worse than those guys? On the other hand, couple of ye...

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by senatorflyer
Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin to Become "Premium Carrier"
Replies: 16
Views: 5011

Re: Air Berlin to Become "Premium Carrier"

LOL wishful thinking!

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by senatorflyer
Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why EU air travel minimum space normative for animals and not for humans?
Replies: 72
Views: 7344

Re: Why EU air travel minimum space normative for animals and not for humans?

How often do you fly if you don't mind me asking? A lot in all cabins. Only flown Vueling once round trip and can't speak for European airlines but have flown most US airlines Oh that explains it then. You see, the differences between the US and Europe are: US > You have a proper business/first sea...

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by senatorflyer
Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why EU air travel minimum space normative for animals and not for humans?
Replies: 72
Views: 7344

Re: Why EU air travel minimum space normative for animals and not for humans?

Google is your friend. I repeat...GOOGLE is your friend. Type in "what is the best economy seat" seatguru and other sites pop up "Seat comparison" and wouldn't you know it, seat guru pops up. Let's not make excuses for people who don't do any type of research and get surprised b...

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by senatorflyer
Mon Nov 28, 2016 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why EU air travel minimum space normative for animals and not for humans?
Replies: 72
Views: 7344

Re: Why EU air travel minimum space normative for animals and not for humans?

This whole post is nonsense. Like many have stated before, the individual chooses to travel, the animal doesn't. If you can't afford it, then the person is complaining just to complain. People do range in size and weight and while one person will be comfortable, the other one won't be. Why not regu...

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by senatorflyer
Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why EU air travel minimum space normative for animals and not for humans?
Replies: 72
Views: 7344

Re: Why EU air travel minimum space normative for animals and not for humans?

Sure, I've never purchased cheaper tickets than lately, but at least for intraeuropean flights, airlines have decided that everybody would prefer to save 10% of the cost of an economy fare (which I translate for the additional capacity of a 737/320 gained when going from rational pitch to 28-29”), ...

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by senatorflyer
Sun Nov 27, 2016 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why EU air travel minimum space normative for animals and not for humans?
Replies: 72
Views: 7344

Re: Why EU air travel minimum space normative for animals and not for humans?

I am sorry but this is absolute rubbish. I am 6'4 and don't have any space in those seats. Seat pitch in Business and economy are the same nowadays. The only way I'll fly is business and only if row one is available. If not I'll take a different flight. And let me tell you this, taking a train from...

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by senatorflyer
Sun Nov 27, 2016 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why EU air travel minimum space normative for animals and not for humans?
Replies: 72
Views: 7344

Re: Why EU air travel minimum space normative for animals and not for humans?

Animals don't choose the conditions they fly in. An animal can't go and purchase an extra legroom or business class seat. Nor can most people. People can choose to take the train if they so wish, or not to travel at all. Personally I don't want to pay higher prices just because tall or fat people a...

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by senatorflyer
Fri Nov 25, 2016 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian aviation thread - 2017
Replies: 389
Views: 46710

Re: Arab Carriers thread.

A company which expands and grows far too quickly will encounter a few problems and issues one way or the other resulting in right sizing at some point in the future. Nothing lasts forever without adjustments. It's only natural. Also the ME3 are fighting all for the same piece of cake which doesn't ...

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by senatorflyer
Thu Nov 24, 2016 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair flights could one day be free
Replies: 30
Views: 5675

Re: Ryanair flights could one day be free

I've paid once 1 € per leg for a return plus taxes with Lufthansa.

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by senatorflyer
Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad's hunter strategy
Replies: 16
Views: 5198

Re: Etihad's hunter strategy

I don't think It is possible that EY would ever got to SR state, but it has certainly impacted their relative growth compared to the other ME carriers. There is a possibility if they lose enough critical mass that they will be swallowed whole marketwise by the other two to the point where it.still ...

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by senatorflyer
Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad's hunter strategy
Replies: 16
Views: 5198

Re: Etihad's hunter strategy

Etihad's strategy reminds me or Swissair too. If even it runs out of patience on AZ and AB, those two are doomed. AB's market will be readily absorbed by LH. Italy is too large a economy to leave without its home airline. AZ's demise will allow some local interests to start up a new carrier. Turnin...

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by senatorflyer
Mon Nov 21, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad's hunter strategy
Replies: 16
Views: 5198

Etihad's hunter strategy

Two and three years ago I started the topic asking if Etihad will be the next Swissair with its strategy. I thought after the recent news at AB and AZ it might be good to revisit the topic again. Before we start the discussion I would like to point out that I personally don’t believe that Etihad wil...

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by senatorflyer
Thu Mar 17, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Groups: 2015 Profit Of 1.8 Bn €
Replies: 20
Views: 4818

RE: Lufthansa Groups: 2015 Profit Of 1.8 Bn €

What amazes me is how much more profitable Swiss is compared to Lufthansa and this since years. Details can be found here (in German): <a href="http://www.airliners.de/guenstiger-treibstoff-lufthansa-gewinnsprung/38145" target="_blank">http://www.airliners.de/guenstiger-t...stoff-lufthansa-gewinnspr...

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by senatorflyer
Sun Jan 24, 2016 7:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Skytrax's New Rival In The Making
Replies: 3
Views: 2200

Skytrax's New Rival In The Making

Interesting project! Also long overdue if it is going to happen. Thoughts?

http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/independent-airline-ratings/

[Edited 2016-01-24 12:34:53]

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by senatorflyer
Wed Jan 20, 2016 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Al Baker: Seat Comfort Opinions Are Irrelevant
Replies: 75
Views: 18196

RE: Al Baker: Seat Comfort Opinions Are Irrelevant

Well, I do notice. To be honest, I am 194cm tall, travel very often (gold or elite plus status in all 3 alliances) but if I don't get a seat in row one on short haul or at least premium economy on long haul then I am not going to fly. For someone with my height it's just impossible to sit in todays ...

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by senatorflyer
Fri Jan 15, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH To Increase A320 Capacity
Replies: 107
Views: 22082

RE: LH To Increase A320 Capacity

Economy class will be trimmed to 71 cms (29.1 inches).

http://www.businesstraveller.com/new...to-offer-less-legroom-that-ryanair

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by senatorflyer
Fri Jan 15, 2016 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Legacy Airlines Some Of The Worst Run Businesses?
Replies: 26
Views: 5449

RE: Legacy Airlines Some Of The Worst Run Businesses?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/steve6666" class="quote" target="_blank">steve6666</a> (<a href="#10" class="quote">Reply 10</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> "- It's rea...

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by senatorflyer
Thu Jan 07, 2016 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Legacy Airlines Some Of The Worst Run Businesses?
Replies: 26
Views: 5449

RE: Legacy Airlines Some Of The Worst Run Businesses?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/LH707330" class="quote" target="_blank">LH707330</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Different brand...

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by senatorflyer
Thu Jan 07, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Legacy Airlines Some Of The Worst Run Businesses?
Replies: 26
Views: 5449

RE: Legacy Airlines Some Of The Worst Run Businesses?

I wasn’t talking about the cabin crew or pilots more about their HQ and operations.

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by senatorflyer
Thu Jan 07, 2016 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Legacy Airlines Some Of The Worst Run Businesses?
Replies: 26
Views: 5449

Legacy Airlines Some Of The Worst Run Businesses?

I admit, the title is a bit provocative but here are my thoughts, primarily for the EM<acronym title="European Regions Airlines (Spain)">EA</acronym> region: • Since deregulation airlines have been focused on outsourcing nearly all activities but the flying. Result: Every other aviation related busi...

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by senatorflyer
Mon Oct 26, 2015 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SKIFT: Will IAG Buy Finnair Next?
Replies: 67
Views: 15109

RE: SKIFT: Will IAG Buy Finnair Next?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/AirlineCritic" class="quote" target="_blank">AirlineCritic</a> (<a href="#44" class="quote">Reply 44</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Wel...

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by senatorflyer
Fri Oct 23, 2015 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AB And EY Get To Keep Codeshare Only Through 1/15
Replies: 46
Views: 7505

RE: AB And EY Get To Keep Codeshare Only Through 1/15

I don't think investing in German airlines is a problem per see. Actually I still think the German government turned a blind eye for way too long. Air Berlin is technically bankrupt for ages. Though it is a UK registered company and therefore subject to less strict accountancy rules, however, with E...

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by senatorflyer
Wed Oct 21, 2015 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus To BDL, LAX and EWR
Replies: 67
Views: 15752

Aer Lingus To BDL, LAX and EWR

I imagine that they will need more aircraft for the three new routes. Any idea from where the birds will come from?

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by senatorflyer
Mon Oct 12, 2015 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Boeing Doing Away With The 787 E-tint Windows?
Replies: 104
Views: 26158

RE: Is Boeing Doing Away With The 787 E-tint Windows?

I actually wonder how many of the members posting above are actually regular flyers? Fact is that people are all different, some only can sleep when the light is on, others only when it is dark and some frankly don't give a s*** because they sleep regardless. Then we have the transfer pax who might ...

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by senatorflyer
Tue May 20, 2014 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin CEO: "Fundamental Change Needed"
Replies: 81
Views: 17308

RE: Air Berlin CEO: "Fundamental Change Needed"

"They" would be the management. They also have a legal responsibility. Shareholders have no say when it comes to declare bankruptcy.

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