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by winter
Fri Aug 14, 2020 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM new route to Poznan
Replies: 18
Views: 3649

Re: KLM new route to Poznan

Schedule: - AMS 14:40 - POZ 16:20 KL1273 E75 daily - POZ 16:50 - AMS 18:35 KL1274 E75 daily So KLM is not afraid to compete with Wizzair's 3x weekly POZ-EIN A320 for point-to-point traffic.[...] This lousy schedule is definitely going to fail! POZ is not a remote island but a place well-connected t...

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by winter
Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2020
Replies: 303
Views: 43376

Re: LOT News Thread - 2020

Starting from 24.08 LOT will be introducing a one weekly rotation between WRO and BUD. LO 2535 WRO-BUD 13:30 - 14:45 (Monday) LO 2536 BUD-WRO 15:35 - 16:50 (Monday) To me this seems like a good schedule for transfer passengers. I wonder if this is LO's way of redirecting some traffic from non-WAW h...

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by winter
Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot Group Makes a Big Announcement and Shift In Their Strategy
Replies: 70
Views: 21501

Re: Aeroflot Group Makes a Big Announcement and Shift In Their Strategy

This is just the next logical step in Aeroflot’s previously announced strategy of focusing on East-West transfer traffic akin to Finnair. The domestic market is being relegated to lower cost brands, in order not to dilute the Aeroflot brand.

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by winter
Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 943
Views: 138807

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

With the Chicago region’s population growth virtually stagnant, it doesn’t need a new airport unless the city decides to close MDW. Speaking of, if MDW were to close with Peotone as its replacement, how would that change Chicago’s airspace? Would it allow for more throughput at ORD? I wonder if WN ...

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by winter
Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of YUL
Replies: 80
Views: 11750

Re: Future of YUL

Planned full build-out of YUL:
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by winter
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington Dulles IAD suddenly becoming a new destination for multiple large airlines
Replies: 58
Views: 13328

Re: Washington Dulles IAD suddenly becoming a new destination for multiple large airlines

Look at capital cities in other countries. You have almost the whole world of airlines flying there. It's weird our capital has less airlines than LAX, NYC, or ORD. It’s not weird at all. Washington DC isn’t one of the largest economic or population centers of the country. Wealth, population, comme...

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by winter
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington Dulles IAD suddenly becoming a new destination for multiple large airlines
Replies: 58
Views: 13328

Re: Washington Dulles IAD suddenly becoming a new destination for multiple large airlines

Look at capital cities in other countries. You have almost the whole world of airlines flying there. It's weird our capital has less airlines than LAX, NYC, or ORD. It’s not weird at all. Washington DC isn’t one of the largest economic or population centers of the country. Wealth, population, comme...

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by winter
Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA reveals new 4 class cabin product
Replies: 73
Views: 15040

Re: ANA reveals new 4 class cabin product

New product is flying. Video trip report by Sam Chui flying between Haneda and London https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SL8M6Rq2Teo Seems he is quite happy with the product except for seat when in bed position being a bit short necessitating him to sleep in an angle. Suppose could be an even more res...

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by winter
Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History behind idiosyncratic IATA airline shortcodes
Replies: 171
Views: 29127

Re: History behind idiosyncratic IATA airline shortcodes

Any idea why… ...the K in EK? ...Y in EY? ...Q in SQ? ...X in CX? Singapore’s SQ comes from “Superior Quality”. There is another theory: “Sweet hostess in your sarong kebaya, caring for me as only you know how, across half the world and more, Singapore girl you are a great way to fly!” Perhaps you ...

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by winter
Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History behind idiosyncratic IATA airline shortcodes
Replies: 171
Views: 29127

Re: History behind idiosyncratic IATA airline shortcodes

Fly-K wrote:
Any idea why…
...the K in EK?
...Y in EY?
...Q in SQ?
...X in CX?

For SK, I guess because Scandinavian is spelled with K in Nordic languages?


Singapore’s SQ comes from “Service Quality”.

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by winter
Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 123471

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

AA will not leave easily as it will rely on transfer pax on the US side, that are outside of reach of LO. ... The key downside for LO is that there are and will be no transfers in KRK, so for them its only O&D. Does LO not codeshare with UA? Would UA not be feeding the LO ORD-KRK service? Yes b...

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by winter
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Route Announcements-August 28th
Replies: 261
Views: 50129

Re: Midwest Express Route Announcements-August 28th

The original Midwest Express succeeded by --Serving significant markets nonstop with few if any existing flights --Offering a consistent business-friendly schedule --Primarily serving high-fare business traffic --Largely serving local O+D traffic with limited, targeted connecting traffic. I totally...

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by winter
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 509
Views: 112557

Re: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa

Forgive my ignorance, but what does AA do with all this capacity in the winter when these seasonal ORD flights aren’t operating? I’m curious how they mitigate the large seasonality in fleet utilization.

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by winter
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Poland's proposed new mega airport CPK reveals competing design concepts
Replies: 68
Views: 10824

Re: Poland's proposed new mega airport CPK reveals competing design concepts

In this thread: Americans talking about how this is a "pipe dream" and "unsustainable" because they are stuck with the outdated vision of Poland as a poor country which can only support low-cost carriers. Modlin is at max capacity, so can't handle more flights unless more money ...

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by winter
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 123471

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

Ah good to hear! The broken propping up the broken LOL Its quite scandalous how a brand new plane, straight out of the factory can go tech after just one single flight, what the hell is wrong with Boeing... Not counting the RR engine problems, it seems LOT has an above average number of problem wit...

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by winter
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 123471

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

BUD long haul numbers look very weak indeed. It seems that the repeated calamities with the leased aircraft and poor customer relations took its toll in Hungary. Another reason might be (and I have to go into politics a bit here just to explain it) that most of the hungarians hate their mighty lead...

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by winter
Mon May 13, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 221570

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Why is Emirates still flying a B777 into ORD? Why Chicago isn't an A380 service by now? Emirates has to compete with Royal Jordan, Turkish Airlines, Qatar, Etihad, and Air India for passengers to the Middle East. They probably figure they can use the A380 somewhere else and make more money than at ...

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by winter
Sun May 05, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline owning a airport
Replies: 60
Views: 7634

Re: Airline owning a airport

Until very recently CSA Czech Airlines and Prague Airport were both owned by the same state-controlled holding company.

LOT Polish Airlines and Warsaw Airport are both fully state-owned. There’s been increasing anti-competitive coordination between the two.

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by winter
Sun May 05, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline owning a airport
Replies: 60
Views: 7634

Re: Airline owning a airport

Until very recently CSA Czech Airlines and Prague Airport were both owned by the same state-controlled holding company.

LOT Polish Airlines and Warsaw Airport are both fully state-owned. There’s been increasing anti-competitive coordination between the two.

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by winter
Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 123471

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

Sort-of news but I was on LO287 (WAW-LCY) earlier on today and it was completely full! For a young route that’s very impressive performance when you consider the amount of capacity between the London and Warsaw metro areas: 5x LHR-WAW daily (2 BA/3 LO) 2x LCY-WAW daily (LO) 3/4x LTN-WAW daily (W6) ...

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by winter
Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 123471

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

Sort-of news but I was on LO287 (WAW-LCY) earlier on today and it was completely full! For a young route that’s very impressive performance when you consider the amount of capacity between the London and Warsaw metro areas: 5x LHR-WAW daily (2 BA/3 LO) 2x LCY-WAW daily (LO) 3/4x LTN-WAW daily (W6) ...

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by winter
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 123471

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

LOT is going to make some room in WAW for the summer. Moving 13 charter destinations for Rainbow Tours for the summer to KTW, with one 737-800 based there. https://www.pasazer.com/mobi/news/41159/lot,wykona,z,katowic,rejsy,czarterowe,dla,rainbow,tours.html WAW and PPL want charters out of there by ...

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by winter
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JAL longhaul LCC ZIPAIR discussion
Replies: 263
Views: 43536

Re: JAL longhaul LCC = ZIPAIR

Gives off a pretty gloomy appearance. Hardly a brand people would get excited about imo. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D37MKYQU0AUoKBV.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D37MKYQU0AUoKBV.jpg I don’t care for the name, but I do like the branding and livery. It’s the first new livery in a very long time to...

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by winter
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 123471

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

Yes. Planning studies show there’s certainly room for a second runway. All that’s required is burying a short section of nearby expressway. The land necessary for that expansion is mostly undeveloped. If you think the proposed plan you attached is even a remote possibility then you have no clue abo...

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by winter
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 123471

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

How about seeking logical solutions to specific capacity constraints, rather than proposing pie-in-the-sky greenfield mega airports. If passenger numbers are your concern, then terminal expansion is the solution. Next, you have to look at whether you can expand the existing terminal, or whether ther...

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by winter
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 123471

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

How about seeking logical solutions to specific capacity constraints, rather than proposing pie-in-the-sky greenfield mega airports. If passenger numbers are your concern, then terminal expansion is the solution. Next, you have to look at whether you can expand the existing terminal, or whether ther...

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by winter
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 123471

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

If there is no more capacity at WAW what are they supposed to do? Park the planes in a field until the expansion is complete? Don't forget that LO has managed to turn a profit meaning they can cover these costs by themselves... especially if they are getting some subsidies from the Hungarian side. ...

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by winter
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 123471

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

If there is no more capacity at WAW what are they supposed to do? Park the planes in a field until the expansion is complete? Don't forget that LO has managed to turn a profit meaning they can cover these costs by themselves... especially if they are getting some subsidies from the Hungarian side. ...

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by winter
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 123471

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

I remember when JU launched BEG-JFK everyone was making fun of them and giving them a few months before it's terminated. Three years later they are actually increasing it this summer to 6 weekly while they went from two profitable months to now 6. Not bad if you ask me. All new routes need time to ...

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by winter
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 123471

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

The only reason why long-haul flights into the region are seasonal and/or non-daily is because airlines are scared of trying out new destinations. For example look at how well AA is doing on its PHL - PRG and BUD routes which I wouldn't be surprised if they were changed to year round in 2020 or so....

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by winter
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 123471

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

Wow you really are mentally stuck in some kind of backwards soviet area...Times have changed if you haven't noticed, Hungarians have become more wealthy and there is demand for long-haul from Budapest. [sarcasm]Seriously? You didn't know? LHR, CDG, AMS and FRA are literally the only destinations yo...

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by winter
Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European Aviation Market: Total Disaster
Replies: 112
Views: 16216

Re: European Aviation Market: Total Disaster

The general wisdom is that the European market requires greater consolidation, whether that’s through M&A or market exit, but that’s where it’s headed. Local politics and national ambition is the only thing keeping some of these carriers alive or independent. Long term, I think, we will see the ...

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by winter
Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 123471

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

No chance in hell that LOT is going to order any Airbus aircraft. Not only has LOT been a loyal Boeing customer since the fall of communism but the Polish Gov has better relations with the USA than with the EU. This statement is a bit paradoxical: Poland is a member of EU, so saying that they have ...

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by winter
Thu May 10, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IAG to offload Norwegian Air stake after bids fail according to FT
Replies: 355
Views: 60543

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

Maybe because they’re an unprofitable business muscling in on routes where there is already an overcapacity and undercutting the established operators and, in the process, putting pressure on the Ts and Cs of the staff at those legacy airlines in order for them to compete. How would you feel if som...

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by winter
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT news thread - 2018
Replies: 258
Views: 38016

Re: LOT news thread - 2018

hoons90 wrote:
Did LOT add a 6th weekly frequency to ICN? I see that there's a LO1097/1098 rotation that operated on Sunday, and another one scheduled for next Sunday.


It's a series of one-of flights. Not a permanent frequency increase.

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by winter
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT news thread - 2018
Replies: 258
Views: 38016

Re: LOT news thread - 2018

Anyway. Wizz Air is/was subsidized by an investment fund on top of starting with a clean slate, two things LO never had. Why shouldn't the government back LO until they sort out the issues they inherited from another era when the government used the airline for its own benefit? LO is actually tryin...

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by winter
Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT news thread - 2018
Replies: 258
Views: 38016

Re: LOT news thread - 2018

I am not mentioning LCCs in Warsaw because they have been there for many years now and LO has found a way to deal with them. Wizz Air's entry into Vienna represents something completely new for OS, they've never experienced it. On top of that their costs are much higher meaning that it's more chall...

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by winter
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT news thread - 2018
Replies: 258
Views: 38016

Re: LOT news thread - 2018

Most European airlines that tried to operate multiple hubs decided against it and went for a single one in stead. From what I know only Lufthansa manages to efficiently operate two hubs. Austrian Airlines is an hour away and they are going to be facing tough competition from Wizz Air this year. God...

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by winter
Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT news thread - 2018
Replies: 258
Views: 38016

Re: LOT news thread - 2018

Most European airlines that tried to operate multiple hubs decided against it and went for a single one in stead. From what I know only Lufthansa manages to efficiently operate two hubs. Austrian Airlines is an hour away and they are going to be facing tough competition from Wizz Air this year. God...

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by winter
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT news thread - 2018
Replies: 258
Views: 38016

Re: LOT news thread - 2018

The only difference is that LO is expanding in a single base/airport/city unlike those US airlines you mentioned. They are working on building a mega hub which makes sense given that there are no major players in their area especially now when AB went bust and when there is no adequate infrastructu...

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by winter
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT news thread - 2018
Replies: 258
Views: 38016

Re: LOT news thread - 2018

By 2019, they will have doubled their fleet from 2016. LOT's really rapid expansion in the last year or two is beginning to look a bit reckless. Reminds me a bit of U.S. airline's over expanding in the 80's and 90's, and building hubs in smaller cities that just didn't have the local demand to suppo...

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by winter
Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa shows new Business Class seat
Replies: 71
Views: 22673

Re: Lufthansa shows new Business Class seat

Anyone who insists that is frankly silly. I may have been misinterpreted. I meant the basics are the same if you compare the LH renders and UA Polaris. We're in complete agreement. Next observation, is LH installing 1-1-1/1-2-1 on the 777X, thats seems very generous for them, seeing as UA managed t...

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by winter
Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa shows new Business Class seat
Replies: 71
Views: 22673

Re: Lufthansa shows new Business Class seat

There might even be some who still insist Polaris is the Recaro 6710... Anyone who insists that is frankly silly. I may have been misinterpreted. I meant the basics are the same if you compare the LH renders and UA Polaris. We're in complete agreement. Next observation, is LH installing 1-1-1/1-2-1...

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by winter
Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa shows new Business Class seat
Replies: 71
Views: 22673

Re: Lufthansa shows new Business Class seat

aviationaware wrote:
StudiodeKadent wrote:
Yes, its Zodiac Optima.


Sorry, but this is 100% an adapted Recaro seat. Not even close to being Zodiac.


It looks exactly like Polaris/Optima just with different styling to fit LH's branding language. The basics are all the same, especially obvious in the window seat pair.

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by winter
Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa shows new Business Class seat
Replies: 71
Views: 22673

Re: Lufthansa shows new Business Class seat

This IS the Polaris seat, also known as the Zodiac Optima seat. LH will have a consist hard product with JV partner UA. The posted pics show it in a midsize widebody(330/340/787/350) which we havent seen before. In a 767, its 1-1-1; in a 777 its 1-2-1; on the midsize jets it'll be alternating 1-2-1/...

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by winter
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair claims to be treated badly at Warsaw Chopin
Replies: 19
Views: 3943

Re: Ryanair "treated badly" at Warsaw Chopin

Per Wikipedia... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryanair When Ryanair negotiates with its airports, it demands very low landing and handling fees, as well as financial assistance with marketing and promotional campaigns. In subsequent contract renewal negotiations, the airline has been reported to pl...

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by winter
Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 971
Views: 169899

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

This would bring AB full circle. Hans Rudolf Röhrl bought DBA from BA back in the early 2000's. Interesting, if true. If capably restructured, AB could prevent a LH hegemony in Central Europe. Airline consolidation has been much more regionally lopsided in Europe than the US. In the US, the Big 3 mo...

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by winter
Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT to start Budapest - New York & Chicago
Replies: 103
Views: 22611

Re: LOT to start Budapest- New York

Star carriers seem to have a preference for JFK despite the UA hub at EWR. LO kept JFK going when they shuttered EWR for a few years. They also have new roomier digs at T7 LO has next to no codeshares via EWR on UA, most are via ORD. Also, UA doesnt codeshare on LO TATL flights. I get the sense tha...

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by winter
Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT to start Budapest - New York & Chicago
Replies: 103
Views: 22611

Re: LOT to start Budapest- New York

Lot's relationship with UA is not very strong. Instead of feeding Lot's flight to BUD UA will be more inclined to put pax on their own or their JV partners' metal to Europe and onto connections through FRA, MUC, VIE, ZRH, BRU. Btw. It is being reported that LOT bought a domain "malot.hu" ...

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by winter
Sun Sep 18, 2016 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remote pax loading coming to SFO
Replies: 67
Views: 13572

Re: Remote pax loading coming to SFO

winter wrote:
At most European airports there's a vehicle akin to a catering truck that transports the ADA individual terminal-plane and then lifts up to plane level.


Its called an ambulift.

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