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by lesfalls
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines to shrink by 20% by 2022
Replies: 67
Views: 7893

Re: Austrian Airlines to shrink by 20% by 2022

WrldTravlr65 wrote:
Very well could be. I know both my flights, LAX-VIE and VIE-LAX, were full last year, but I know that doesn't really mean anything.


Were there mainly Austrian onboard or connections?

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by lesfalls
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 200
Views: 51252

Re: Norwegian News and Discussion Thread

Seems that they will be focusing on Hub and Spoke for their long-haul ops, serving unserved European LH traffic and enabling connections with partners at other long haul destinations that they serve: https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/92207-norwegian-committed-to-long-haul-hub-ops Wonder what t...

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by lesfalls
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB announces the retirement of A346 fleet
Replies: 90
Views: 19482

Re: IB announces the retirement of A346 fleet

I don't know enough about IB to dispute all your statements here however firstly, I don't think IB has ever proclaimed to be a go to carrier for intra-european connections. International connections on the other hand, it serves very well, in particular in better times, to South America. I only poin...

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by lesfalls
Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reports: LH might let SN file for bankruptcy
Replies: 133
Views: 23036

Re: Reports: LH might let SN file for bankruptcy

Despite Eurowings year after year being a failed business for the Lufthansa Group, it also seems to be the perfect "solution" for whatever part of the network in risk of disappear. EW has been losing money since 2015 (Over 521 million to be exact). Compare it to SN which made 72.67 mil si...

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by lesfalls
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Europa might stay independent.
Replies: 53
Views: 8196

Re: Air Europa might stay independent.

Funny how so many of you are OK with Paris, Amsterdam and Frankfurt, but you argue that it is unacceptable for Iberia to dominate Madrid in a similar way. Paris still has a lot of competition even if AF is the main hub carrier. It's just a pity if another big european airline that competes to the n...

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by lesfalls
Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dominant language on Brussels Airlines - French or Flemish_
Replies: 36
Views: 5433

Re: Dominant language on Brussels Airlines - French or Flemish_

Are you sure, I doubt this. All my flights with swiss ex ZRH were in German first, followed by French! I'm sure I've been on short-haul LX flights out of ZRH to non-French speaking countries where they haven't spoken French at all, maybe I wasn't paying attention. Not sure how far French would get ...

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by lesfalls
Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dominant language on Brussels Airlines - French or Flemish_
Replies: 36
Views: 5433

Re: Dominant language on Brussels Airlines - French or Flemish_

I am curious to understand more about the crew compositions on Brussels Airlines. I suppose all staff are bilingual in French and Flemish (actually, trilingual, with English as well) - but what is the most common language on board SN's planes? More Flemish or French? Or really a mish-mash of both, ...

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by lesfalls
Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Airport Outsourcing
Replies: 59
Views: 16710

Re: B6 AO Outsourcing

And the outsourcing begins. Give it another couple of years and the U.S will start looking like Europe with outsourcing. I presume RSW is on that list.

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by lesfalls
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS recapitalization - Sweden + Denmark state funds
Replies: 60
Views: 4672

Re: Sweden and Denmark want Norway to re-enter SAS

I don't get how this is of any interest to Norway. They left for what was in their minds a good reason, and that reason hasn't changed because of COVID-19. And what was that reason? My understanding is that it was done in order to be able to negotiate bilaterals and overflight rights independantly ...

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by lesfalls
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dominant language on Brussels Airlines - French or Flemish_
Replies: 36
Views: 5433

Re: Dominant language on Brussels Airlines - French or Flemish_

I would be willing to bet they get around this by using English first for most announcements, just like how LX has their safety video in English. 3 years ago I flew LX GVA-ARN and all of the announcements on board were in English, sans for one welcome announcement prior to departure from the purser...

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by lesfalls
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS recapitalization - Sweden + Denmark state funds
Replies: 60
Views: 4672

Re: SAS recapitalization - Sweden + Denmark state funds

Sweden got the head office, Denmark got the main base of operations. Denmark is also more conveniently located for most connecting traffic to and from Europe. Thanks, reasonable deal! So the loser would be Norway.... Norway was a bit of a backwater compared to Denmark and Sweden until the oil was f...

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by lesfalls
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Europa might stay independent.
Replies: 53
Views: 8196

Air Europa might stay independent.

https://www.turama.es/iberia-a-punto-de ... air-europa

Seems that the airline might stay independent as IAG is looking to save money with the current ongoing crisis. At the same time Air Europa might just accept the previous terms from the deal made with IB.

Your thoughts?
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https://www.turama.es/iberia-a-punto-de ... air-europa

Seems that the airline might stay independent as IAG is looking to save money with the current ongoing crisis. At the same time Air Europa might just accept the previous terms from the deal made with IB.

Your thoughts?

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by lesfalls
Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA will close FA bases in NRT, HKG, FRA
Replies: 87
Views: 15348

Re: UA will close FA bases in NRT, HKG, FRA

mmahpeel wrote:
Current FA populations for these base locations:

FRA - 229
HKG - 320
NRT - 364

How many are U.S nationals, Locals and foreign nationals (who transferred there of course)?

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by lesfalls
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines getting a 777
Replies: 55
Views: 14960

Re: Eastern Airlines getting a 777

debonair wrote:
I wonder in which condition this B777-200ER is...


well if it's from an airline like SQ shouldn't it be in quite good shape or would that just be an expectation?

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by lesfalls
Fri May 29, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1416
Views: 334995

Re: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread

Air Italy tried that and lost tremendous amounts of Qatari money. air italy were overloaded with staff coming from old meridiana thanks to italian magistrates voiding previous downsizing maneuvers. Staff thought themselves as OLB centered airline, not accepting MXP, same thing that happened with ol...

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by lesfalls
Fri May 29, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 704
Views: 84235

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

Hope it's all voluntary and crews get indeed reasonable conditions applying/moving to these new places. You don't know Wizz, do you? There are places they did not find local pilots yet after years (like Kutaisi, Chisinau or Tuzla) therefore new joiners and newly promoted captains are sent to fly fr...

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by lesfalls
Fri May 29, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports that can be accessed on foot vs airports that can only be accessed by car / train
Replies: 70
Views: 3644

Re: Airports that can be accessed on foot vs airports that can only be accessed by car / train

I remember OSL also had a bike/pedestrian pathway accesible to downtown Oslo but I'm sure that was quite a long hike (there were multiple bikes parked at the airport though).

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by lesfalls
Fri May 29, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports that can be accessed on foot vs airports that can only be accessed by car / train
Replies: 70
Views: 3644

Re: Airports that can be accessed on foot vs airports that can only be accessed by car / train

Walked and biked (with a big parking for bikes) to HAM a couple of times. CPH is quite nicely accesible too. LIN is very close but the question of safety arises as the "preriferie" are not very safe in Milan. I've always wanted to try JFK by foot from Midtown but going through all those ne...

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by lesfalls
Thu May 28, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IMAGES: Pan Am Worldport opened 60 years ago today
Replies: 51
Views: 9231

Re: IMAGES: Pan Am Worldport opened 60 years ago today

The article is REALLY well done! Many photos I've never seen. Thanks for putting together! I wonder if DL / Port Authority salvaged anything from the terminal? I think only the Zodiac sign was saved. It's a good question. I don't know if there was anything else worth saving at the end. Does anyone ...

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by lesfalls
Thu May 28, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Czech Airlines returning to LHR
Replies: 29
Views: 5955

Re: OK returning to LHR

Yes, today they are definitely focused on P2P. Their only long-haul flight was PRG-ICN with their sole A333 (remaining from the period when they were partially owned by KE), which generated some transfer passengers, but it won't be resumed and they are returning the A333 to KE. ATR42 were phased ou...

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by lesfalls
Thu May 21, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 115
Views: 10507

Re: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2020

Alba Star will start repatriation flights from South Africa to Italy on B738 via Malabo... https://ambpretoria.esteri.it/ambasciata_pretoria/en/ambasciata/news/dall_ambasciata/voli-speciali-per-il-rientro-dei.html They seem to have quite a big connection to Italy as a Spanish airline. Does anyone k...

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by lesfalls
Wed May 20, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada Jetlines moves to Miami
Replies: 31
Views: 8297

Re: Canada Jetlines moves to Miami

Could explain to me the meaning of 36th street airline/veterans? I am guessing all the airlines headquartered in MIA over the years, Eastern, Pan Am, National, etc. had their offices by the airport on 36th Street and that their upper management came from them. Also some of the more colorful airline...

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by lesfalls
Wed May 20, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volotea announces 15 new routes for Summer 2020
Replies: 17
Views: 3456

Re: Volotea announces 15 new routes for Summer 2020

How come BIO to CDT and VLC? They are both in the same vicinity and serving the same region. Strange strategy as they also fly to MRS from CDT while flying to over 6 destinations from VLC. Wonder if it has to do with slot times or threatning AENA to lower prices at VLC otherwise they will move to CD...

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by lesfalls
Mon May 18, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How to start an airline?
Replies: 25
Views: 1527

Re: How to start an airline?

I was thinking of starting with props operating from a 1st tier city to 2nd/3rd tier cities that are not served in Europe. This could be difficult as many 1st tier airports in Europe are severely slot restricted. Chances are you just don't get permission to fly from the airport you had in mind. Eve...

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by lesfalls
Mon May 18, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How to start an airline?
Replies: 25
Views: 1527

Re: How to start an airline?

I am a university student with plans to start an regional airline. I was thinking of starting with props operating from a 1st tier city to 2nd/3rd tier cities that are not served in Europe. The only thing is I don't know where to start as a university student. I've looked hard and have found nothin...

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by lesfalls
Mon May 18, 2020 2:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How to start an airline?
Replies: 25
Views: 1527

Re: How to start an airline?

Ok, I will try to give you some serious insight. First of all, you need to look at viability of your airline. So start working on a business plan, see what are all the costs you will have, not only direct operating but all the others. Its far more than airplane, fuel, pilots and some charges at the...

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by lesfalls
Sun May 17, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How to start an airline?
Replies: 25
Views: 1527

How to start an airline?

I am a university student with plans to start an regional airline. I was thinking of starting with props operating from a 1st tier city to 2nd/3rd tier cities that are not served in Europe. The only thing is I don't know where to start as a university student. I've looked hard and have found nothing...

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by lesfalls
Sun May 17, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Deported from FRA in the Time of Corona
Replies: 4
Views: 804

Re: American Deported from FRA in the Time of Corona

I know someone who flew from Spain to HAM before the whole thing happened who tried to do the same thing (except no tricks) before the borders shut down and they still denied this person. The person talked to IB and they said that the person in question would be able to enter. In the end the person...

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by lesfalls
Sat May 16, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Deported from FRA in the Time of Corona
Replies: 4
Views: 804

Re: American Deported from FRA in the Time of Corona

I know someone who flew from Spain to HAM before the whole thing happened who tried to do the same thing (except no tricks) before the borders shut down and they still denied this person. The person talked to IB and they said that the person in question would be able to enter. In the end the person ...

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by lesfalls
Tue May 12, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anchorage Airport Targeting Direct Singapore Passenger Flights
Replies: 39
Views: 6599

Re: Anchorage Airport Targeting Direct Singapore Passenger Flights

In regards to passenger this would be a poor choice but ANC could be focusing more on the cargo when making this proposition. According to Wendover Productions, ANC has become one of the busiest airports in the U.S due to Covid + It has been a success for the ANC airport board (can see the video at ...

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by lesfalls
Tue May 12, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Corail new proposed French Pacific based airline
Replies: 29
Views: 4771

Re: Air Corail new proposed French Pacific based airline

https://www.air-corail.com/votre-compagnie/#!/la-flotte

Could that be too much demand on offer? How many people make up the total of all these destinations?
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In addition according to the following page seems that each of their routes will be flown on a 2-3 weekly basis:

https://www.air-corail.com/votre-compagnie/#!/la-flotte

Could that be too much demand on offer? How many people make up the total of all these destinations?

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by lesfalls
Tue May 12, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Corail new proposed French Pacific based airline
Replies: 29
Views: 4771

Re: Air Corail new proposed French Pacific based airline

It’s been a while since I followed Air Calin but they used to operate NOU-NAN-WLS / NOU-WLS-PPT / NOU-PPT - the last one I’m pretty sure operated pre-Covid weekly with an A330; I think NAN-WLS was dropped but I believe WLS-PPT was still around weekly. The pax demand is probably minuscule but Cargo ...

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by lesfalls
Sun May 10, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Financial Discussion - 2020
Replies: 584
Views: 146542

Re: DY Financial Discussion - 2020

Main crew bases but as said in the presentations "focusing on LAX, LGW, JFK" it surely means that Spain, Italy and France are going to get cut with them trying to reinforce those bases instead with shorthaul aircraft (With OSL staying where it is). This is proven as the Spanish pilot and ...

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by lesfalls
Sun May 10, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Financial Discussion - 2020
Replies: 584
Views: 146542

Re: DY Financial Discussion - 2020

According to the plan they presented, the new Norwegian will have considerably less long haul flying (virtually no non-hub long haul like AMS-JFK) and seriously reduced non-hub flights. AFAIK they intend to end up with around 50 aircraft less of what they currently have for the entire group. It's a...

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by lesfalls
Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1416
Views: 334995

Re: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread

SkyTeam does not offer anything to Alitalia. They need an alliance that covers the biggest business centers of the world like London, NY, Sydney, Tokyo, Hong Kong, LA. And that's One World. Star Alliance wouldn't be bad either but no presence at JFK is not a good thing for a European airline. JFK a...

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by lesfalls
Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your List Of Discontinued Routes You Have Flown
Replies: 109
Views: 7689

Re: Your List Of Discontinued Routes You Have Flown

SWF-EDI D8 B737-800 (2 weeks after the inaugural flight). TXL-ORY AB B737-700 ISP-PGD G4 MD-88 (the following service only operated for one year before it was cancelled). HAM-EWR UA/CO 757-200 APF-EWR 7Q (Elite Airways) Crj 200 (previously owned by LH, with LH interior and signage). ARN-JFK DY (If I...

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by lesfalls
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How do you think the future of airtravel will change after the coronavirus epidemic?
Replies: 7
Views: 772

Re: How do you think the future of airtravel will change after the coronavirus epidemic?

WROORD wrote:
Hopefully for the better. With fewer travelers hopefully the airlines will start caring more about service and get rid of ridiculous fees for bags or selecting seats.

Any more details regarding that as I do find it interesting? I unfortunately find it headed for the worse.

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by lesfalls
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1416
Views: 334995

Re: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread

Lets hope that the 8,000 terminated staff don't protest infront of the state and to Conte after they take action on this. I highly doubt this will pass as Italy cannot adapt into the future unless there is a major event like what is happening right now.

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by lesfalls
Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 704
Views: 84235

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

A bit off topic but does anyone know why Wizz has a big office in Geneva? I found a lot of their employees are based in the city and never understood how come considering Budapest being their main base and one of Europes next up and coming cities (with Prague being the bigger market in Southern Euro...

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by lesfalls
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 335396

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

Air France will serve 7 destinations to the USA from Paris nonstop as from 14 March 2020. Moreover, Air France will operate its’ 3x/weekly Los Angeles - Pape’ete services as planned. Source: http://www.airfrance.fr French Bee will reduced service to 1x week on the ORY-PPT route. Instead of stopping...

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by lesfalls
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 335396

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

I'm due to fly from Europe to Thailand tomorrow, at the moment everything is still ok, but it feels bad having to check and recheck the news every hour. Airline call centres are almost impossible to connect with right now. Isn't there a mandatory quarantine for europeans since a month if they enter...

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by lesfalls
Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Malta interested in starting flights to ACC soon
Replies: 1
Views: 560

Air Malta interested in starting flights to ACC soon

With the recent Malta Ghana Business forum having just taken place in Accra, the carrier is considering adding operations to the city in the near future. https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/86998-air-malta-considers-west-african-ops-report Fascinated by such plans as the carrier also is planning...

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by lesfalls
Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion
Replies: 279
Views: 53268

Re: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion

Latest developments: as a Fix-It-First solution, IAG will give slots to regional airline Volotea in order to convince the EC that routes will remain competitive and the purchase will not damage consumers. This new development brings the purchase one step closer to getting approval, the way I see it...

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by lesfalls
Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Not allowed to film or take photos in flight
Replies: 135
Views: 19648

Re: Not allowed to film or take photos in flight

Many times I haven't experienced this problem with crew. Only a few times on FR, SU and AA. On AA the FA was quite rude to me about it but after over an hour of discussion with her on aviation she backed down and realized how passionate I was. Many times I bet airlines miscredit crews for the way th...

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by lesfalls
Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Financial Discussion - 2020
Replies: 584
Views: 146542

Re: DY about to go bust?

Thai Cabin crew on pathetic contracts etc etc. scbril you need to get a grip on reality and realize that their product is being sold way below cost. I notice you have completely ignored my point about the environmental angle (which more and more people are interested in, like it or not) of Norwegia...

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by lesfalls
Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Growth and future of Ethiopian airlines
Replies: 173
Views: 32708

Re: Growth and future of Ethiopian airlines

Not sure if anything has info on this. But given ET's European flights tend to have a 12-15 hour gap between morning arrival and evening departure, does this mean that the same crew which operated the incoming flight can return back the same night to ADD ? Yes that has been the case with all Europe...

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by lesfalls
Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: European Widebodies 2020
Replies: 52
Views: 3498

Re: European Widebodies 2020

Does anyone know if it's possible to book Air Senegals 330 flight from MRS-BCN?

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by lesfalls
Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS Scandinavian Airlines management has quietly started a new "ghost airline": Airstar 4 AS
Replies: 10
Views: 3707

Re: SAS Scandinavian Airlines management has quietly started a new "ghost airline": Airstar 4 AS

Why do they need a subsidiary to put pressure on wages when they have SAS Ireland who are winning the race to the bottom by a long way. As surely if they were to use that, the news would be on the front page of all major Scandinavian newspapers. If they make a Danish one, danish law still applies w...

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by lesfalls
Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Italy service out of ORD: why is MXP nonexistent and FCO seasonal?
Replies: 25
Views: 4288

Re: Italy service out of ORD: why is MXP nonexistent and FCO seasonal?

http://www.mxpairport.it/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12480
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American airlines stated that it wishes to start another flight to MXP in addition to its JFK and MIA services with the rumors being PHL and not ORD according to Aeroporti Lombardi (In Italian):

http://www.mxpairport.it/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12480

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by lesfalls
Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2020
Replies: 250
Views: 33499

Re: LOT News Thread - 2020

Maybe it's time for LO to consider deepening their ties with TK? Both seem to be sidelined by LH and UA in Star Alliance so maybe it's time for this friendship to be evaluated. LO no longer desperately needs LH's network for connections given how much bigger its own has become. The alliance where L...

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