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by Jetty
Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No A380 for KLM?
Replies: 37
Views: 6893

Re: No A380 for KLM?

No disrespect to you as the OP, but there is also another little issue. Is it right to compare KL to the other 3 carriers listed? I love the Dutch, I love KLM but both home market & fleet size, total pax & destinations offered do not really compare them to the other 3 airlines you have list...

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by Jetty
Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: It's amazing how prejudicial Fox News can be
Replies: 71
Views: 2277

Re: It's amazing how prejudicial Fox News can be

Can't be as bad as CNN. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-8Cn6boqcA That reporter is still working there while such ridiculous false reporting would probably get you fired even at the local newspaper in my country. Is any large US news media still unbiased? I always though NYT and WP were, but since...

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by Jetty
Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BeNeLux aviation - 2018
Replies: 143
Views: 14673

Re: BeNeLux aviation - 2018

LJ wrote:
Main question: from where do they get the slots?

Just apply. Slots at AMS aren't tradable (unlike LHR i.e.), so every season the slots of airlines that didn't use them will become available. Those wont be many but the odds are good enough to apply and try your chances.

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by Jetty
Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair recruiting pilots in Argentina
Replies: 10
Views: 1494

Re: Ryanair recruiting pilots in Argentina

Ryanair should consider recruiting in Turkey. TK pilots get payed in Lira so EU salaries are gigantic in comparison since lira's downfall.

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by Jetty
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Penang - medium and long-haul potential
Replies: 24
Views: 2200

Re: Penang - medium and long-haul potential

KL used to fly there till around 2000 iirc, making them the latest non-Asian airline to serve the airport.

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by Jetty
Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TPA Announcing New INTL Route - 8/22/2018
Replies: 142
Views: 13824

Re: TPA Announcing New INTL Route - 8/22/2018

The numbers are readily available online; the lion’s share of European traffic is to the UK, Germany ranks - a distant - number two (and looking back, that was the case long before LH entered the market). That’s an inherent advantage to both BA and LH, as is the fact that the traffic overwhelming o...

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by Jetty
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Top 20 major airports in the world by actual passenger growth during H1 2018 vs H1 2017 (airports +2.5 million pax):
Replies: 3
Views: 1354

Re: Top 20 major airports in the world by actual passenger growth during H1 2018 vs H1 2017 (airports +2.5 million pax):

These numbers are very questionable already when looking at #1: HND didn't grow with 10%. Here are the actual numbers, all credit to user 'bubbalo' at SkyScraperCity. https://i.imgur.com/Ubix9l3.png https://i.imgur.com/ScMN3v5.png https://i.imgur.com/PNGyWGj.png https://i.imgur.com/YHEi7yX.png https...

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by Jetty
Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair long haul routes
Replies: 70
Views: 12586

Re: Finnair long haul routes

jodieellis wrote:
Are they the largest airline in Europe by number of Asian destination?

Not even close. Though to East-Asia (China, Korea, Japan) they probably are.

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by Jetty
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF/KLM Unions bristle as Air Canada Exec tipped for CEO
Replies: 50
Views: 7442

Re: AF/KLM Unions bristle as Air Canada Exec tipped for CEO

Title is wrong, it's only the AF unions that don't want him. KL unions probably couldn't care less about his nationality or are even happy he isn't French.

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by Jetty
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TK to become casualty of USA-Turkey rhetoric?
Replies: 106
Views: 11644

Re: NYT: New USA Sanctions Could Include Limits on TK

this will probably result in TK canceling its $10bn+ order from Boeing. Where are they supposed to get aircraft then? From Airbus headquartered in The Netherlands where Turkey doesn't even have an ambassador anymore because of another diplomatically conflict, and where according to Erdogan the peop...

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by Jetty
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TK to become casualty of USA-Turkey rhetoric?
Replies: 106
Views: 11644

Re: TK to become casualty of USA-Turkey rhetoric?

I might not go up country, or fulfill a bucket list dream to take the train from Istanbul to Ankara, but things would have to get much more fraught before I'd decline to travel to the city. Do go up country I’d say. For a rational judgement compare traffic casualties with casualties of armed confli...

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by Jetty
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 93302

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

treetreeseven wrote:
He said "nah I'm a white guy" on the ATC audio. What does he mean by that?

I ussumed that to mean he expected to be a victim of affirmative action, not allowed in most civilized countries, but a real thing in the USA.

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by Jetty
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 93302

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

A lunatic flying barrel rolls over populated areas, and it’s in the public’s “best interest” to let him continue his antics? What’d they think, that this criminal was going to all of a sudden comply and make a nice landing? Give me a break. He was flying close and low enough to people on the ground...

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by Jetty
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM : who bought whom?
Replies: 14
Views: 2147

Re: Air France-KLM : who bought whom?

In fact, the money from new shares issues by the Air France-KLM holding was used to buy the shares of both Air France and KLM. KL yes, AF no. AF shareholders became shareholders of AFKL. Others are in the hands of the Dutch and French states and in the hands of several foundations. With the differe...

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by Jetty
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM : who bought whom?
Replies: 14
Views: 2147

Re: Air France-KLM : who bought whom?

What I still don’t get though: when “the holding company bought KLM shares”, what money was that? I presume there wasn’t a new company with new money being set up, but that the hold on company was basically the old AF, which i) created a holding company ii) converted its own AF operating business i...

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by Jetty
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TK to become casualty of USA-Turkey rhetoric?
Replies: 106
Views: 11644

Re: TK to become casualty of USA-Turkey rhetoric?

I don't think the ability to fly to the US is TK's largest risk, the overall economy of Turkey poses a much greater threat. The operator of the new airport might also get in heavy weather having a large amount of foreign debt which becomes harder to repay with the plummeting lira. Erdogan has the so...

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by Jetty
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is BRU so underserved to major US hubs?
Replies: 98
Views: 11282

Re: Why is BRU so underserved to major US hubs?

So air service isn't to serve places that are worth visiting? Strange! I do realize there is the business and government aspect behind air service, but tourism is also one of the components behind providing air service or why are there flights to the Seychelles for example? Indeed, air service is f...

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by Jetty
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is BRU so underserved to major US hubs?
Replies: 98
Views: 11282

Re: Why is BRU so underserved to major US hubs?

This whole discussion about whether Brussels is worth visiting is hardly relevant for air service. What matters is the number of tourists actually visiting: Amsterdam ranks 13th worldwide while Brussels doesn't make the top 30. https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/thirty-most-visited-cities-world-a7...

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by Jetty
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM : who bought whom?
Replies: 14
Views: 2147

Re: Air France-KLM : who bought whom?

According to the article referenced below a new holding company AF-KLM acquired the equity of the two airlines and in exchange issued shares in the new parent to their previous owners. At the time of the merger the French state owned 44% of the new parent, other Air France shareholder 37% and KLM s...

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by Jetty
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC COO potential new AF-KLM boss
Replies: 30
Views: 4696

Re: AC COO potential new AF-KLM boss

KLM has a good young CEO, Elbers, who is apparently by-passed to succeed the french CEO , because he isn't french and he is very business oriented. Raising big question marks on the (growing, more profitable) KLM / Dutch side (break out!). This seems a compromise. With KLM CEO Elbers probably now o...

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by Jetty
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Man fined for having a bag of trash in his van
Replies: 29
Views: 1155

Re: Man fined for having a bag of trash in his van

If you have that waste in anything like a commercial waste bag, or in bulk, or anything that looks suspiciously like you are moving it in bulk, then yes you need a licence. And yes, we pay people to police this, and yes it's a good thing - we have a history here in the UK of trades workmen deciding...

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by Jetty
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AA Captain and Public Relations issue.
Replies: 21
Views: 1699

Re: AA CAAptAAin and Public RelAAtions issue.

Even if the pilot was unreasonable there's not even a hint of discrimination in the whole story, it's not like people can't be unreasonable regardless of skin color. She wanted another 2 minutes of fame and succeeded. Probably no coincidence she's close friends with the vile and evil Linda Sarsour, ...

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by Jetty
Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France - Vietnam Airlines sign JV
Replies: 8
Views: 1460

Re: Air France - Vietnam Airlines sign JV

Vietnam seems to be going to relax visa requirements for Dutch people and vice versa, this will boost tourism which is already above 50.000 p/y Netherlands->Vietnam only. It wouldn't surprise me if the largest economy without a direct connection to AMS is Vietnam, while The Netherlands is their 3rd...

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by Jetty
Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France - Vietnam Airlines sign JV
Replies: 8
Views: 1460

Re: Air France - Vietnam Airlines sign JV

Vietnam seems to be going to relax visa requirements for Dutch people and vice versa, this will boost tourism which is already above 50.000 p/y Netherlands->Vietnam only. It wouldn't surprise me if the largest economy without a direct connection to AMS is Vietnam, while The Netherlands is their 3rd ...

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by Jetty
Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BeNeLux aviation - 2017 (# 7)
Replies: 154
Views: 19979

Re: BeNeLux Aviation # 7

Moreover, the new Dutch government will be less aviation friendly (there will be a tax on flying under the new government). Being aviation friendly or not doesn't depend on 1 measure of which the details aren't known. As expected I wouldn't call the new government less aviation friendly. - The 500K...

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by Jetty
Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BeNeLux aviation - 2017 (# 7)
Replies: 154
Views: 19979

Re: BeNeLux Aviation # 7

For cargo yes as some cargo airlines will be getting less slots at AMS (see thread http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1375127 ). ABC is not the only one (SQC will loose some weekly slots as well). Less cargo aircraft (most of them 747s) is less volume. There is still some lobbyi...

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by Jetty
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways faces repossession of aircraft by banks
Replies: 50
Views: 13760

Re: Kenya Airways faces repossession of aircraft by banks

It also probably does not help that Kenya has stumbled as a nation both economically and politically in recent years while neighbors like Ethiopia have seen amazing economic growth and political stability. OT but this is so far besides the truth I have to reply: in the past year hundreds of people ...

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by Jetty
Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirBridge Cargo loses Schiphol slots
Replies: 31
Views: 8713

Re: AirBridge Cargo loses Schiphol slots

That is you get with a bazillion regional jets and btw never more than three runways are used at any one time . As someone posted above, the maximum number of runways in use simultaneously is 3, more often just 2. At any time, the "other" runways are unusable due to conflicting orientatio...

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by Jetty
Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights
Replies: 192
Views: 25969

Re: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights

tkoenig95 wrote:
Nothing announced for AUS like all of the speculation has been talking about, or really any of the smaller markets that were discussed (expect for IND). I wonder if news will come out in the later fall/early winter?

New JV flights US-AMS could come from KL as well, they've made no announcements yet.

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by Jetty
Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: Alitalia to move LHR flights to STN
Replies: 39
Views: 9252

Re: Alitalia to move LHR flights to STN

IIRC all LHR slots were sold to EY and leased back, so there is nothing to sell and we won't hear who they sold it to.

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by Jetty
Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines Fleet & Operations
Replies: 19
Views: 4273

Re: Brussels Airlines Fleet & Operations

Apart from a select few Asian & Me airlines, you'll find that a lot of airlines fly relatively old aircrafts. Yet when comparing to other airlines SN has the oldest long-haul fleet - expect for Iran Air maybe - so a fleet as old as SN's isn't common. Also you'll rarely see an airline with 3 eng...

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by Jetty
Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines Fleet & Operations
Replies: 19
Views: 4273

Re: Brussels Airlines Fleet & Operations

Fleet age ranges from 7-25 years of age, but why have they made no effort to upgrade or renew their Fleet? Not to mention they operate the A330 with different engine variations which must cost more from a maintenance perspective? Is this due to lack of money? Lack of care? SN indeed has probably th...

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by Jetty
Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man sues UA over agent bullying him
Replies: 4
Views: 943

Re: Man sues UA over agent bullying him about his last name being Dicks

mariner wrote:
Why didn't he just hang up and call another airline?

He has abandonment issues over previous girlfriends leaving him because of his last name.

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by Jetty
Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TS Harvey and HOU
Replies: 35
Views: 2496

Re: Tropical Storm Harvey - Impact on Houston?

I'd advise anyone who wants to reach Houston tomorrow to fly KL.

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by Jetty
Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: SAS to fly to AKL ?!
Replies: 70
Views: 9711

Re: Rumour: SAS to fly to AKL ?!

My guess is that this person heard about a new flight with a SAS code on it, assuming it would be a SAS flight but in reality it's only going to be a new codeshare.

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by Jetty
Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA flights covered by Qatar schedule
Replies: 30
Views: 7017

Re: BA flights covered by Qatar schedule

Just curious, do the flights operated by QR for BA still play the Muslim prayer before takeoff? Does it really matter? Depends how their system is setup. ie do they have separate safety briefings for each language or is it a combined Arabic/English* one shot. Prayer is only ever in Arabic. :roll: M...

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by Jetty
Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA flights covered by Qatar schedule
Replies: 30
Views: 7017

Re: BA flights covered by Qatar schedule

Just curious, do the flights operated by QR for BA still play the Muslim prayer before takeoff?

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by Jetty
Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAE and Canada holds talk on aviation
Replies: 46
Views: 5402

Re: UAE and Canada holds talk on aviation

And as mentioned all points from IN,PAK,BD should have one stop service to the major Canadian metro areas. This can be a achieved by allowing EK to serve those cities at least once a day. Denying everything outside the four Indian cities that you mention is denying the consumer in favor of one airl...

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by Jetty
Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAE and Canada holds talk on aviation
Replies: 46
Views: 5402

Re: UAE and Canada holds talk on aviation

worldranger wrote:
the Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal consumer

Those and more Canadian cities have 1-stop acces to at least 4 Indian cities even when not using the Star alliance.

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by Jetty
Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Saudia Airlines under fire for Dress Code
Replies: 56
Views: 8096

Re: Saudia Airlines under fire for Dress Code

ltbewr wrote:
I wish there were similar dress codes on all airlines for safety reasons alone.

How does a dress code that differentiates between genders contribute to safety?

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by Jetty
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Saudia Airlines under fire for Dress Code
Replies: 56
Views: 8096

Re: Saudia Airlines under fire for Dress Code

It's a simple thing, if you do not like THEIR rules on THEIR airline, YOU are free to fly another airline. They own the business, they get to set the rules. With "THEIR" do you mean the royal family, all Saudi males or the people off Saudi-Arabia? If the latter you certainly are wrong as ...

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by Jetty
Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Saudia Airlines under fire for Dress Code
Replies: 56
Views: 8096

Re: Saudia Airlines under fire for Dress Code

It's a very vague dresscode though.

Are clothed in a manner that would cause discomfort or offense to other passengers.

A burqa is offensive to many people and outright banned in many countries. This is now forbidden at SV as well?

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by Jetty
Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: IED Explodes at Twin Cities Mosque
Replies: 23
Views: 1287

Re: IED Explodes at Twin Cities Mosque

BestWestern wrote:
Radical Terrorist attack against a religious minority.

Possibly coming from a religious minority even.... You do realize the vast majority of terrorist acts against Muslims are committed by other Muslims?

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by Jetty
Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will MCO be a focus city for DL?
Replies: 59
Views: 7299

Re: Will MCO be a focus city for DL?

KTPAFlyer wrote:
it is not only a Delta hub but a Skyteam hub as well.

What SkyTeam flights are that other then from DL and 1 from AM? If those are the only ones I wouldn't call it a SkyTeam hub...

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by Jetty
Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scope of Delta in Amsterdam
Replies: 41
Views: 8858

Re: Scope of Delta in Amsterdam

^^
Aha, i was indeed mistaken by the headline that would fit in the Daily Mail: technically correct but misleading :(

factsonly wrote:
DL will introduce 3x new destinations from AMS in 2018 !

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by Jetty
Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scope of Delta in Amsterdam
Replies: 41
Views: 8858

Re: Scope of Delta in Amsterdam

DL will introduce 3x new destinations from AMS in 2018 ! - AMS-LAS - DL169 B772 - nonstop - operated 4x in January 2018 - AMS-AUS - DL157 B763 - nonstop - operated 4x in March 2018 - AMS-MCO - DL127 B763 - nonstop - daily commences late March 2018. Great! Doesn't that mean KL additions are to be ex...

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by Jetty
Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the amount $$$ to start an airline?
Replies: 11
Views: 1836

Re: What is the amount $$$ to start an airline?

Ask Baltia that question and then double that amount for a good estimate of what is needed.

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by Jetty
Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's Next US Destination
Replies: 455
Views: 46716

Re: BA's Next US Destination

How do you figure that STL is better off with DL to AMS? AA has the largest market share in STL, and there are a lot of loyal AA fliers from the TWA acquisition. More importantly, the business community in STL, such as it is, has far closer ties to the UK than it does to the Benelux countries (InBe...

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by Jetty
Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: DL to start MCO-AMS
Replies: 73
Views: 12971

Re: Rumor: DL to start MCO-AMS and possibly other future routes

DL has several markets with intercontinental and spoke-spoke routes, so MCO is not alone in that respect. Sure it's a large station, but it's no more a hub than PDX, CUN, or MIA and DL doesn't consider it to be one. DL does mentions AMS as a hub, so if you consider it relevant which airports DL lab...

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