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by kimimm19
Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 717
Views: 79686

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

A sizable amount of demand is suppressed right now not because of fear of Covid on an airplane, its because the reasons for travel isn’t there. Border closures, governmental restrictions, corporate travel bans, mandatory WFH/WFA, all large scale events cancelled, etc. It’s not just irrational fear,...

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by kimimm19
Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Simpleflying, thepointsguy, and onemileatatime; are these reliable websites?
Replies: 47
Views: 3159

Re: Simpleflying, thepointsguy, and onemileatatime; are these reliable websites?

Is any source providing news really completely factual? Hint: no, there is always a spin or motive behind it. (you learn this in journalism in the first week). Where did you get your journalism degree? And that big pile of cynicism? There are plenty of objective facts in the world that can be repor...

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by kimimm19
Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Simpleflying, thepointsguy, and onemileatatime; are these reliable websites?
Replies: 47
Views: 3159

Re: Simpleflying, thepointsguy, and onemileatatime; are these reliable websites?

Is any source providing news really completely factual?

Hint: no, there is always a spin or motive behind it. (you learn this in journalism in the first week).

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by kimimm19
Sat Aug 29, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight attendant closes overhead bins upside down with high heels
Replies: 18
Views: 8473

Re: Flight attendant closes overhead bins upside down with high heels

What's more amazing is my skirt stayed in place.

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by kimimm19
Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020
Replies: 168
Views: 35234

Re: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020

WIth all this talk concerning the a343 at LH, I wonder what will happen to the ones at LX... Swiss CEO Thomas Klühr seems pretty confident with the A340-300 for at least a few years to come, describing it as "the ideal plane" to operate. Article in German, Apr2020: https://www.aerotelegra...

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by kimimm19
Sun Aug 16, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020
Replies: 168
Views: 35234

Re: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020

WIth all this talk concerning the a343 at LH, I wonder what will happen to the ones at LX...

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by kimimm19
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 - loud noise when lowering gear?
Replies: 19
Views: 4918

Re: A220 - loud noise when lowering gear?

There are a few distinct noises to the A220.

The first one is as people are saying on spool up which I've heard be called the 'Vulcan howl'.

The second is on approach sometimes which has a kind of whaling sound which I believe is either the RAM (I think it's called) turbine or the hydraulic system.

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by kimimm19
Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5
Replies: 108
Views: 17991

Re: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5

Makes sense. I recall last year, Vasu Raja mentioned that something like 50 percent of AA LHR traffic flowed beyond on BA so doing it under a single roof it a big customer benefit once things start returning to some normalcy. Yet, BA can't even operate all of its flights out of T5... BA like all ai...

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by kimimm19
Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5
Replies: 108
Views: 17991

Re: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5

Yet, BA can't even operate all of its flights out of T5...

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by kimimm19
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 763
Views: 122901

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

Per this link, DL is paying $7.3 million per year to maintain each 777 (on average): https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKBN23P0JK No wonder DL is removing the type. Lightsaber Is there a comparison available? Say in relation to similarly sized aircraft like the 787, a30, or a350? If one is ...

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by kimimm19
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 763
Views: 122901

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKBN23P0JK

No wonder DL is removing the type.
Lightsaber


Is there a comparison available? Say in relation to similarly sized aircraft like the 787, a30, or a350?
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lightsaber wrote:
Per this link, DL is paying $7.3 million per year to maintain each 777 (on average):
https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKBN23P0JK

No wonder DL is removing the type.
Lightsaber


Is there a comparison available? Say in relation to similarly sized aircraft like the 787, a30, or a350?

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by kimimm19
Mon May 25, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will The 777X Beat its Efficiency Goals
Replies: 43
Views: 4622

Re: Will The 777X Beat its Efficiency Goals

I realise it's early, but wouldn't Boeing be shouting as loudly as they could if it were beating targets?

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by kimimm19
Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MoL - leaving middle seat empty " idiotic "
Replies: 79
Views: 11529

Re: Motormouth MoL - leaving middle seat empty " idiotic "

Now some 777s (I know, FR doesn't have any, heh) have no personal vents. I was on one of those around xmas time, and it felt like there was no airflow at all in the cabin. That may be an issue.. Many new widebodies don't come with personal vents. It's an optional extra so you may find them on some,...

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by kimimm19
Wed Apr 22, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max
Replies: 365
Views: 63418

Re: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max

micstatic wrote:
the less 737's of any kind the better. That's my vote


seconded.

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by kimimm19
Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: British Airways Club World on the 777 from London to Sydney is not the same during a pandemic!
Replies: 18
Views: 8056

Re: British Airways Club World on the 777 from London to Sydney is not the same during a pandemic!

Yes, the fact that BA have not discounted their prices for premium classes when there is no premium services (not entirely their fault but still) is pretty ridiculous. Sure they're losing money quite a lot, but this is the time where they could reward people for actually still booking with them (as...

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by kimimm19
Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: British Airways Club World on the 777 from London to Sydney is not the same during a pandemic!
Replies: 18
Views: 8056

Re: British Airways Club World on the 777 from London to Sydney is not the same during a pandemic!

Yes, the fact that BA have not discounted their prices for premium classes when there is no premium services (not entirely their fault but still) is pretty ridiculous. Sure they're losing money quite a lot, but this is the time where they could reward people for actually still booking with them (as ...

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by kimimm19
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 337590

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

Here's an interesting thought...and I'm US-based, so I apologize that it will be US-centric. What about a temporary restriction allowing carriers to operate just one rotation on their daily schedule. In other words, if a carrier has 10 flights AUS-DFW, reduce that to 1 daily flight (gauged to accom...

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by kimimm19
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The new domestic service standard: just water. DL now onboard.
Replies: 207
Views: 28271

Re: The new domestic service standard: just water. DL now onboard.

This seems so much like dejavue... With 9/11, the airlines too cut back their inflight service drastically and have slowly been ramping it back up over the past five years or so (generally DL driven I think) to the point before all this that I saw a trip report about a DL flight from JFK-LAX and the...

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by kimimm19
Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 337590

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

The Swiss government have allegedly refused to bail out Swiss, on the grounds it's a German owned carrier. They argue Swiss have made billions over the years which, instead of being used to bolster the airline, have been funnelled to Germany and spent propping up other loss making entities in the c...

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by kimimm19
Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 337590

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

Surely, airlines right now, along with other businesses that are/will suffer are hoping for this infection curve of how the virus goes through a population to actually rise higher in order for it to be over more quickly. Of course this is what causes problems for the health care systems around the w...

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by kimimm19
Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is there any possibility of an AF-KLM breakup?
Replies: 30
Views: 3905

Re: Is there any possibility of an AF-KLM breakup?

One can hope but ultimately, I think there is space for both airlines to coexist as with the others when overcapacity that we've been seeing is reduced after this hysteria blows over.

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by kimimm19
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 337590

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

Can anyone list the approved gateway airports into the US from today on please?

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by kimimm19
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Financial Discussion 2020
Replies: 432
Views: 60249

Re: Boeing in Crisis

Maybe if they come out of this, they will learn from what put them there in the first place.

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by kimimm19
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What was the rationale for 2-5-2 configuration on older widebodies?
Replies: 77
Views: 14395

Re: What was the rationale for 2-5-2 configuration on older widebodies?

The 2-5-2 configuration is far superior in comfort to 3-3-3. For starters, couples and pairs can have an aisle and a window without an odd person next to them. And you don't have to clamber over two people from the window to get out into the aisle. Sure the middle most seat in the five isn't great, ...

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by kimimm19
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 180
Views: 30158

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2020

Does anyone else recognise the immense irony?

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by kimimm19
Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 183253

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

Does anyone think the airlines might prices to try and stimulate business from those who will still fly? Or is it more likely to go the other way and airlines will try and compensate for losses by hiking prices as the craze spreads to Europe and NA? If you try to do dummy booking for various destin...

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by kimimm19
Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 183253

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

Does anyone think the airlines might prices to try and stimulate business from those who will still fly? Or is it more likely to go the other way and airlines will try and compensate for losses by hiking prices as the craze spreads to Europe and NA?

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by kimimm19
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A220 "Whisperjet"?
Replies: 136
Views: 18973

Re: DL A220 "Whisperjet"?

The only two loud things about the a220 are the hydraulics (particularly on landing) and the spool up.

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by kimimm19
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Newspaper: SAS is working on a new airline
Replies: 57
Views: 9882

Re: Newspaper: SAS is working on a new airline

I thought SAS shorthaul was already low cost....

It's the model BA adopted.

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by kimimm19
Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft, UPDATE: HNA group revealed as buyer
Replies: 271
Views: 64820

Re: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft

I wouldn’t be surprised if this order turned out to be Austrian. A330’s already in the fleet and 767’s due for replacement soon. LH already ordered some 787-9s for OS a few months back. Though I hope that the LH Group will order some A330neos at some point... That's a bit too fast. They ordered 20 ...

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by kimimm19
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 410
Views: 51180

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020

You are correct that these are chronically this way. I would prefer a 787 and a later flight because of getting into LHR at 7am is difficult when you don't live in London but I've only seen a handful of times recently where the prices were similar and that was during the promotional sale around bla...

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by kimimm19
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 410
Views: 51180

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020

I was idly thinking of a flight from PHX to LHR and took a look at prices. I was surprised to see that for non stop flights the AA flight is half the price of a BA flight. $671 versus $1276. I've checked twice again over the past few days, and the answer is always just about the same. From past exp...

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by kimimm19
Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS in the market for a 120-150 seat aircraft
Replies: 127
Views: 16510

Re: SAS in the market for a 120-150 seat aircraft

Good for you. What about not similar sized seats - which will certainly be the case. Examples: Widerøe E190-E2: Seat width 18" / Seat pitch 31" / 2+2 config AirBaltic A220-300: Seat width 18,5" / Seat pitch 32" / 2+3 config In addition to that, the A220 cabin is way more spaciou...

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by kimimm19
Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: No ID check on (German) domestic flights
Replies: 77
Views: 6270

Re: No ID check on (German) domestic flights

And how exactly does that make the US better? Last I checked, US travellers can show a plethora of ID cards, including easily faked ones. And shoes off, really? How does that improve anything? European ID cards can be faked as well. And it's still better than checking nothing i think you assume a p...

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by kimimm19
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: No ID check on (German) domestic flights
Replies: 77
Views: 6270

Re: No ID check on (German) domestic flights

One of two things that the US does a bit better than other parts of the world. They check IDs before security and you need to take your shoes off unless you pay for the privilege of lesser security because of a ten minute interview. And how exactly does that make the US better? Last I checked, US t...

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by kimimm19
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: No ID check on (German) domestic flights
Replies: 77
Views: 6270

Re: No ID check on (German) domestic flights

One of two things that the US does a bit better than other parts of the world.

They check IDs before security and you need to take your shoes off unless you pay for the privilege of lesser security because of a ten minute interview.

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by kimimm19
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS in the market for a 120-150 seat aircraft
Replies: 127
Views: 16510

Re: SAS in the market for a 120-150 seat aircraft

frigatebird wrote:
AECM wrote:
A220

Written all over it, I agree. Although the E2-195 cannot be totally ruled out.



In order to get a better price....


Really they should've done this when ordering the (top-up) neos as surely prices would've been a bit better.

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by kimimm19
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Catering Reductions in economy and premium economy
Replies: 190
Views: 22848

Re: Lufthansa Catering Reductions in economy and premium economy

Collusion of the airlines to degrade service and not give economy passengers any other choice. Love it. All while jacking up the costs. Thank you capitalism. Fares have been coming down down down for years. Where have you been? You must have been the one not paying attention... Summer fares routine...

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by kimimm19
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Catering Reductions in economy and premium economy
Replies: 190
Views: 22848

Re: Lufthansa Catering Reductions in economy and premium economy

Collusion of the airlines to degrade service and not give economy passengers any other choice. Love it.

All while jacking up the costs. Thank you capitalism.

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by kimimm19
Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why do airlines still need to charge for checked bagage?
Replies: 19
Views: 6734

Re: Why do airlines still need to charge for checked bagage?

Don't expect any sympathy from the capitalist crowd.

There's a reason why air travel is the industry where customers despise their service providers the most.

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by kimimm19
Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AC to improve inclusivity and stop using "Ladies and Gentlemen"
Replies: 138
Views: 30530

Re: AC to improve inclusivity and stop using "Ladies and Gentlemen"

What next, when the FA asks you what you want to drink, they'll address you as: 'hey you there' instead of sir or miss... What a joke.

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by kimimm19
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why are TATL breakfast in Y so minimal?
Replies: 70
Views: 13756

Re: Why are TATL breakfast in Y so minimal?

Perhaps British Airways could just save the cost of providing breafkast in Y on flights from east coast USA, and instead give out vouchers that could be used at either EAT or Pret a Manger ? Pax in Y get more sleep, probably aren't even hungry at 4 am, Pret can deliver breakfast on the ground far m...

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by kimimm19
Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian to get 6 of the planned 10 A320s earlier than announced
Replies: 65
Views: 13329

Re: Austrian to get 6 of the planned 10 A320s earlier than announced

Wouldn't the CS300 be a better option to replace their Q400 and new A321/A320neo to replace their older A320's LH doesn't want to give them new aircraft since they're not as profitable as other airlines in the group. I think the Q400 routes are moving to E195 and the E195 routes are moving to A320 ...

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by kimimm19
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chief Engineer: Ethiopian Airlines Went Into Records After 737 MAX Crash
Replies: 160
Views: 32644

Re: Chief Engineer: Ethiopian Airlines Went Into Records After 737 MAX Crash

Fear of absolution is a real thing here on a.net. ?? Boeing will not be absolved of their design flaws and they shouldn't be. It's not a fear thing - its recognizing their gigantic screw up. And Boeing and FAA have both admitted those flaws, there's no need to fear absolution, yet we see that refle...

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by kimimm19
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet forced to compensate for weather related cancellation
Replies: 38
Views: 6866

Re: Easyjet forced to compensate for weather related cancellation

It's time airlines are held accountable for weather delays. They choose to operate a business that is affected by weather, not unlike say satellite TV and internet services.

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by kimimm19
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 sales tour and sales campaigns, 2019
Replies: 142
Views: 32414

Re: A220 sales tour and sales campaigns, 2019

With all these possible orders beginning to trickle in, I wonder if we see any sort of trend in regards to -100 vs -300...

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by kimimm19
Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: First trip to Europe: Lufthansa SEA-FRA-TXL 747-400/A321 Economy
Replies: 13
Views: 15372

Re: First trip to Europe: Lufthansa SEA-FRA-TXL 747-400/A321 Economy

Very nice trip report. The before dinner beverage run is an airline specific thing. Some carriers (like LX and AC) do not do it, while others (like BA, and LH) do. Swiss served me a Coke before dinner when I flew them to Shanghai recently. When I flew them BOS-ZRH in June they did not do a predinne...

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by kimimm19
Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VIE Bloodbath: Austrian taking over Eurowings Europe
Replies: 28
Views: 9091

Re: VIE Bloodbath: Austrian taking over Eurowings Europe

Surely LH recognises the danger they are putting OS in by contributing to the saturation of low-cost carriers (shorthaul) in VIE and thus is helping OS this way. There is no sense in LH trying to hurt OS. They need them to do well, especially as it is a national carrier and not some private airline ...

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by kimimm19
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 867
Views: 126370

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

- What happens to QR's investment in LATAM? That's what I'm wondering... What might be the likelihood of QR and DL joining forces? QR and DL's missions don't really overlap, it's more DL's partners KL and AF that it might conflict with.... I do very much hope that DL take the a35K. Their premium se...

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by kimimm19
Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A321 bins
Replies: 39
Views: 9914

Re: Delta A321 bins

johns624 wrote:
Lufthansa wrote:
Maybe, just maybe
your bag is oversized?
Nope, the bins are small.



You know, they are still the same size bins as you get on all non-sky interiors all over the world.

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