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by RvA
Sun May 31, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is American really done with the 757?
Replies: 54
Views: 9932

Re: Is American really done with the 757?

They’re gone forever. I’m a flight attendant and the aircraft was removed from our annual recurrent training. To be honest, I won’t miss them! Horrible on transatlantic. Nothing is more horrible then the AA 737 Max aircraft. Truer words have never been spoken! Is it different from the Maxs other ai...

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by RvA
Sun May 31, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is American really done with the 757?
Replies: 54
Views: 9932

Re: Is American really done with the 757?

Too narrow to sit in for 8+ hours. But that's just my opinion. Just like you have your opinion. Should I take an over/under that the same people whining about that, would be squealing to ride upstairs in a 747.....? Done both J in a 757 and upstairs J on a 747. The latter felt more spacious and roo...

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by RvA
Sat May 30, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is American really done with the 757?
Replies: 54
Views: 9932

Re: Is American really done with the 757?

keesje wrote:
I saw an AA 777 on AMS this morning, never have seen that in 25 yrs. I've seen 757s. Things are changing.


Wasn’t the AA 777 on DFW-AMS when that route launched a year or two ago or am I mistaken?

Also what you saw today was likely a cargo run. Passenger flights from PHL are on a 787 I think now?

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by RvA
Sat May 30, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update
Replies: 378
Views: 41090

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

GZM1 wrote:
Sorry, how much did those 14 new A380s cost to buy? How much did the unnecessary new livery? (plus the cost of applying it to every airplane in the fleet). Here’s your 10 billion German taxpayers, for the new much needed accessories of Lufthansa. Foot the bill now!


Lol. Ignorance is bliss.

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by RvA
Sat May 30, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update
Replies: 378
Views: 41090

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

This slot requirement is a joke. They should have forced them to divest from either OS or SN. After all, didn't they force LO and BT to downsize when they got state aid? Basically Lufthansa is getting its 9 billion with no strings attached? It’s not free money. Oh yeah, I'm sorry, I forgot about th...

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by RvA
Sat May 30, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update
Replies: 378
Views: 41090

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

Blerg wrote:
This slot requirement is a joke. They should have forced them to divest from either OS or SN. After all, didn't they force LO and BT to downsize when they got state aid? Basically Lufthansa is getting its 9 billion with no strings attached?


It’s not free money.

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by RvA
Sat May 30, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update
Replies: 378
Views: 41090

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

https://newsroom.lufthansagroup.com/English/Newsroom/agreement-on-lufthansa-s-stabilization-package/s/1d7a23a2-8f62-42d4-93df-7ab8e2ae3b66 Needs more approval but I guess that’ll happen this time around. Not sure what the commotion is about looking at other airlines receiving support too. Thinking a...

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by RvA
Fri May 29, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update
Replies: 378
Views: 41090

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

At least some further good news to the Lufthansa group operations in the coming weeks. Please see link: https://newsroom.lufthansagroup.com/english/newsroom/lufthansa-group-significantly-extends-june-timetable/s/2bcbc1dd-c323-4261-8de5-9acac0c05e5b 2000 weekly empty flights, you call that good news...

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by RvA
Thu May 28, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update
Replies: 378
Views: 41090

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

Unless folks here know more doesn’t the original article state that not all EU conditions are clear yet and that’s why they postponed?

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by RvA
Wed May 27, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update
Replies: 378
Views: 41090

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

[twoid][/twoid] Lufthansa board rejects bailout package https://onemileatatime.com/lufthansa-board-doesnt-approve-state-aid/ I commented earlier in this thread that LH management is arrogant. This news proves me right. One mile at a time isn’t the best source for news generally speaking. As mentione...

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by RvA
Tue May 26, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update
Replies: 378
Views: 41090

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

The big question is whether LH can start turning a positive cash flow before they use up the 10 Billions. Because I see that LH and subsidiaries are folding out an entire group of routes from next month. That means that the cash burn is going to increase again while load factors will remain low and...

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by RvA
Tue May 26, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update
Replies: 378
Views: 41090

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

Did the EU have any conditions or even comments on the support given to for example Iberia and AF-KLM? I wonder if there is a difference from an EU point of view between a loan and a government taking a stake. They don't look very favourably at state ownership of companies. Not saying it's right or...

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by RvA
Tue May 26, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update
Replies: 378
Views: 41090

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

Did the EU have any conditions or even comments on the support given to for example Iberia and AF-KLM?

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by RvA
Tue May 26, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Maintaining service so as to not lose frequencies
Replies: 3
Views: 1016

Re: Maintaining service so as to not lose frequencies

enilria wrote:
My understanding is that all IATA controlled slots are suspended in enforcement.


I don’t think IATA controls slots. They lobbied for governments to ease requirements.

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by RvA
Tue May 26, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Laudamotion closing its VIE base May 29th.
Replies: 146
Views: 15365

Re: Laudamotion closing its VIE base May 29th.

My point being the net salary of €848 from one of the most 'profitable' airlines with huge cash reserve is unacceptable in Vienna where the poverty line is €1,259. Nothing surprising they refused the offer and fair play in my view. Your union bashing and shifting the blame of the base closure to un...

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by RvA
Sun May 24, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update
Replies: 378
Views: 41090

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

leghorn wrote:
No really, I have to take you to task on this; there is absolutely no way that the company can return the additional debt\equity and still keep the business on an even keel but you are asserting that it is entirely possible. Somebody may be drinking the Kool Aid but it isn't me.


Time will tell.

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by RvA
Sun May 24, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update
Replies: 378
Views: 41090

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

leghorn wrote:
So you admit you are wrong and you are suffering the same irrational exuberance as the Politicians involved in this sh!tshow.. Alright.


Haha sure thing bud whatever you say you and the Kool Aid brigade know best.

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by RvA
Sun May 24, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update
Replies: 378
Views: 41090

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

Altmaier, the Finance Minister is on TV this morning swearing they'll be in and out of Lufthansa in a jiffy and wont' be there for the long run. How they expect any business to be able to clear 9 to 10 Billion of equity\debt in the space of a few years is beyond me. This company has a market capita...

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by RvA
Sat May 23, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update
Replies: 378
Views: 41090

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

Altmaier, the Finance Minister is on TV this morning swearing they'll be in and out of Lufthansa in a jiffy and wont' be there for the long run. How they expect any business to be able to clear 9 to 10 Billion of equity\debt in the space of a few years is beyond me. This company has a market capita...

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by RvA
Fri May 22, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Laudamotion closing its VIE base May 29th.
Replies: 146
Views: 15365

Re: Laudamotion closing its VIE base May 29th.

The comments here criticising the unions are hilarious. Everyone is just supposed to accept a wage that is unrealistically low? It probably isn’t far off from the unemployment pay they might receive now. Seriously how are you expected to do that job for far less than working in a supermarket etc. Th...

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by RvA
Thu May 21, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update
Replies: 378
Views: 41090

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

the Lufthansa Group is not country neutral in its choices where to operate network flights from! I think you’ll find both IAG and LHG make their decisions based on what will make them the most money. It isn’t as simple as just moving some Africa destinations over to Brussels. If that made them more...

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by RvA
Wed May 20, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines And Qatar Airways Sign Codeshare Partnership + AA Exploring DOH Flights
Replies: 125
Views: 16950

Re: American Airlines And Qatar Airways Sign Codeshare Partnership + AA Exploring DOH Flights

I forgot. Does the TATL JV with BA include US originating flights to Africa/ME or just TATL flights to Europe? Will this also lead to an AA codeshare with Indigo? I would rather see AA follow BA's lead and partner with Vistara. Yes it does, India too...GDS schedules show AA code-sharing on BA fligh...

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by RvA
Mon May 18, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways to take delivery of first 787-10 arriving at LHR around 8am on 21 May 2020
Replies: 90
Views: 19020

Re: British Airways to take delivery of first 787-10 arriving at LHR around 8am on 21 May 2020

Why would an airline that is struggling to survive be spending money on a brand new airplane? Makes no sense. Part of ANY government assistance should include NO NEW AIRPLANES at all until the TAXPAYERS are made whole and 100% of the government assistance is paid in full! What government assistance...

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by RvA
Fri May 15, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 182
Views: 28861

Re: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant

Agreed very sad but extending the furlough situation isn’t enough help when things might take years to recover. It may only buy the employees and the company a bit of time, in this case.

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by RvA
Wed May 13, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update
Replies: 378
Views: 41090

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

So why is government pressure to make this viable such a bad thing? Plenty of room for improvement in your experience and nothing like some pressure from the government to get the job done. Just because a government wants to push something through doesn't mean it's necessarily a good thing. Politic...

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by RvA
Wed May 13, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update
Replies: 378
Views: 41090

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

Could you please provide a source for reliability of Deutsche Bahn being a problem for Rail & Fly? Connectivity barely exists today? It certainly does for FRA and LH and DB have cooperated on schedules for years. If they are now "encouraged" this should not be a hurdle that can't be o...

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by RvA
Wed May 13, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update
Replies: 378
Views: 41090

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

It’s not being made easy but it’ll get there in the end. Unless I’m wrong, LHG is probably in a situation where something major is in the cards that the shareholders need to vote. They then have to call a vote and give lead time etc. This could take a while I think that’s also why this looks like it...

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by RvA
Wed May 13, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update
Replies: 378
Views: 41090

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

Rail & Fly is already a proven concept. There will always be people better off and some worse off if you move the departure location (from station to airport or vice versa). That is not an argument. If this becomes a Europe wide initiative than it's a good thing. Something in aviation will have...

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by RvA
Tue May 12, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update
Replies: 378
Views: 41090

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

LHG can also restructure SN in a way that many more jobs get lost. If the government thinks SN can survive on its own as a nationalised airline and not cost them a fortune to eventually sell it off cheap anyway they’re mistaken. AMS up north, LHR to the west, FRA/DUS to the east and CDG to the south...

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by RvA
Tue May 12, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update
Replies: 378
Views: 41090

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

Yes but the reduction of some domestic flights might impact Lufthansa's connectivity and competitiveness. Imagine someone is flying from BEY to DUS. He has the option of flying on TK or LO straight to DUS while, thanks to the Greens, Lufthansa is forcing him to collect his luggage, carry it to the ...

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by RvA
Tue May 12, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update
Replies: 378
Views: 41090

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

Anyway all that that would do in the short term is just move traffic around other hubs. LHG would move DUS-FRA to MUC and just increase frequency or gauge there. If AMS gets the restriction maybe AF can take over some (north)western Germany etc.

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by RvA
Tue May 12, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update
Replies: 378
Views: 41090

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

Nice to see the EU developing a backbone. I like the idea to use the government influence to reduce the number of flights in Germany. Yes but the reduction of some domestic flights might impact Lufthansa's connectivity and competitiveness. Imagine someone is flying from BEY to DUS. He has the optio...

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by RvA
Mon May 11, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: IAG and EY interested in creating a hub at VIE
Replies: 118
Views: 21269

Re: Rumour: IAG and EY interested in creating a hub at VIE

It would be an airline without a frequent flyer program, without the financial and operational support of LH, without being in Star and having to deal with OEMs themselves (if they want new aircraft). Not a good prospect I would say. And they would have no staff outside of Austria either. All the s...

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by RvA
Sun May 10, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update
Replies: 378
Views: 41090

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

No existing carrier(s) would fill in completely the void they leave behind. Sure, some may start domestic service, foreign carriers would increase their frequencies but no one will completely cover the jobs lost and revenues (incl. tax) generated in Germany. If UA took over all the transatlantic fl...

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by RvA
Sun May 10, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update
Replies: 378
Views: 41090

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

So everyone keeps talking about a bailout (interestingly we’re only having these discussions about LH and not AFKL, IB, AA, UA, DL etc.) for LH but can you then share the conditions of what was agreed? To my knowledge nothing has been agreed yet. I maintain for Germany LH is critical infrastructure....

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by RvA
Sat May 09, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update
Replies: 378
Views: 41090

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

I do not agree that Lufthansa is critical infrastructure. The vacuum would be filled within a very short period of time. There is no sunk infrastructure in the sky. The airlines of Northern Europe i.e. E.U. member states have every much the same right to survive as Lufthansa and perhaps flourish th...

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by RvA
Sat May 09, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: IAG and EY interested in creating a hub at VIE
Replies: 118
Views: 21269

Re: Rumor: IAG and Etihad interest in taking over OS

If they do buy OS from LH, I hope that a EU ruling could force IAG to sell AI to LH, thereby creating a competitor to BA in the UK, and a competitor to LH in Germany. The new LH-AI could become a competitor to BA through expansion into the UK, whereas the new BA-OS could become a competitor to LH t...

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by RvA
Sat May 09, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Austrian Airlines Given Up On Boston?
Replies: 25
Views: 3803

Re: Has Austrian Airlines Given Up On Boston?

Austrian Airlines seems to be doing quite ok in Chicago, it probably helps that they have a wide Balkan and Eastern European network. If they do cut LAX and with BOS now gone (and probably something else), could we maybe see them boost Chicago from 7 to 9 or 10 weekly flights in summer? I doubt the...

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by RvA
Fri May 08, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future Of First Class? (and who would pay for it?)
Replies: 21
Views: 1618

Re: Future Of First Class? (and who would pay for it?)

LAX772LR wrote:
If they're "rich," then what are they doing on a commercial airliner?


That is how they stay rich :)

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by RvA
Fri May 08, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines
Replies: 341
Views: 28608

Re: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines

First example I can think of straight off the top of my head is Aer Lingus flying FRA-DUB with no FRA employees but very much a competitor to LHR on FRA-DUB. What does this mean? Not sure I understand the LHR reference here. Btw, what free money are we talking about has LH been given free money? Sh...

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by RvA
Fri May 08, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines
Replies: 341
Views: 28608

Re: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines

leghorn wrote:
First example I can think of straight off the top of my head is Aer Lingus flying FRA-DUB with no FRA employees but very much a competitor to LHR on FRA-DUB.


What does this mean? Not sure I understand the LHR reference here.
Btw, what free money are we talking about has LH been given free money?

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by RvA
Fri May 08, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: IAG and EY interested in creating a hub at VIE
Replies: 118
Views: 21269

Re: Rumor: IAG and Etihad interest in taking over OS

If they do buy OS from LH, I hope that a EU ruling could force IAG to sell AI to LH, thereby creating a competitor to BA in the UK, and a competitor to LH in Germany. The new LH-AI could become a competitor to BA through expansion into the UK, whereas the new BA-OS could become a competitor to LH t...

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by RvA
Fri May 08, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: IAG and EY interested in creating a hub at VIE
Replies: 118
Views: 21269

Re: Rumor: IAG and Etihad interest in taking over OS

If they do buy OS from LH, I hope that a EU ruling could force IAG to sell AI to LH, thereby creating a competitor to BA in the UK, and a competitor to LH in Germany. The new LH-AI could become a competitor to BA through expansion into the UK, whereas the new BA-OS could become a competitor to LH t...

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by RvA
Fri May 08, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Austrian Airlines Given Up On Boston?
Replies: 25
Views: 3803

Re: Has Austrian Airlines Given Up On Boston?

Austrian Airlines seems to be doing quite ok in Chicago, it probably helps that they have a wide Balkan and Eastern European network. If they do cut LAX and with BOS now gone (and probably something else), could we maybe see them boost Chicago from 7 to 9 or 10 weekly flights in summer? I doubt the...

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by RvA
Thu May 07, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: IAG and EY interested in creating a hub at VIE
Replies: 118
Views: 21269

Re: Rumor: IAG and Etihad interest in taking over OS

Nonsense rumours. Time will tell but this makes no sense currently. This is all negotiation posturing.

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by RvA
Thu May 07, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines
Replies: 341
Views: 28608

Re: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines

Seems like this crisis in Lufthansa is affecting the coalition partners in Berlin. Apparently CDU is willing to give in to LH's demands but the Socialists are still not budging on gaining more control over Lufthansa. Let's see what becomes of this in the end and how much longer Lufthansa can last w...

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by RvA
Tue May 05, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines
Replies: 341
Views: 28608

Re: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines

Lufthansa return flights to Dublin outside of peak season often wouldn't be much short of that despite having both Aer Lingus and Ryanair on the same route. I can only assume they have a captive audience who are forced to book Lufthansa through their travel service provider. The don't seem to compe...

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by RvA
Tue May 05, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?
Replies: 1317
Views: 161211

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

skipness1E wrote:
RvA wrote:
gunnerman wrote:
VS had already closed its operations at MAN, GLA and BFS. With the closure of LGW VS has flights only from LHR T2.


LHR T3? Or are they moving?

Any passenger flights are in T2. T3 Virgin cargo flights only.


Gotcha thanks. Any indication for how long that might be?

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by RvA
Tue May 05, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?
Replies: 1317
Views: 161211

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

gunnerman wrote:
VS had already closed its operations at MAN, GLA and BFS. With the closure of LGW VS has flights only from LHR T2.


LHR T3? Or are they moving?

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by RvA
Tue May 05, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines
Replies: 341
Views: 28608

Re: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines

There isn't legacy hatred. There is hatred of dominant players abusing their position to extort money from Government or Customer or to treat captive Customers shabbily. There is plenty of legacy hatred on here especially as of late. Not saying you’re in that bucket. I think what you describe goes ...

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