Why did KLM ever agree to the merger? The leader of KLM at that time was very fond of AF. The merge between KLM and BA seemed inevitable and some key agreements were agreed but KLM chose AF in a dramatic fashion. That is what I understand but the reality may differ. I think I read at some point on ...Jump to post
My educated guess. - Air France has to become more profitable. (Ben Smith seems to be doing a good job rationalizing brands and preventing strikes, but the latter comes at a huge cost by giving in to union demands which isn't sustainable going forward as French unions basically demand all profit in ...Jump to post
This guy ended up being unlucky to have departed from CDG when the bar staff wasn’t on strike.Jump to post
If that happens you still get advised to take expensive (or priceless) items with you on the plane. Passenger is to blame here. I have been told to gate check my carry-on many times.... Not once was I advised that I should remove valuables from it. With many airlines it's also written on the luggag...Jump to post
DIRECTFLT wrote:I'm hoping for Sarah's replacement to be her Dad, Mike Huckabee.
But really... it's Alex Jones for Press Secretary that has me dreaming...
Who packs a "priceless heirloom" in checked baggage? Oh, this specimen... If you read the article, it was a carry-on that Delta made her check because there was no overhead bin space. If that happens you still get advised to take expensive (or priceless) items with you on the plane. Passe...Jump to post
If Johnson gets it, we will get more press conference like this or this and there are many more. Painful to see Boris's his conclusion: I think we got through that alright. He was the only one in that room that day...... This was truly painful for anyone to see and you would almost feel sorry for o...Jump to post
FlyingSicilian wrote:This guy probably forgot it in his carry on and TSA missed it stateside.
KlimaBXsst wrote:Was he transiting, originating, or terminating his trip in Amsterdam?
If NTSB discovers inadequacies, what happens? Can they force re-certification on Boeing? How long would it take to do that? The NTSB would make recommendations to the regulatory body who has the authority to accept, reject or modify then mandate implementation. Wanna guess who the regulatory body i...Jump to post
“We want that experience to be as positive as possible and this expansion provides greater options, including the ability to achieve greater connectivity. “I’m delighted to be able to show the First Minister what we have delivered and to demonstrate the commitment and dedication of our staff and ev...Jump to post
Because a lot of NGO ships were not rescuing migrants, they went just outside Libya waters and wait for them. What they were doing was no rescuing but encouraging people to go 12 miles out and wait. If theses NGO were supporting theses migrants in Europe for their whole life it could be an other st...Jump to post
scbriml wrote:Jetty wrote:Your choice should be easy if you consider who will be interior minister: Sajid Javid or dreadful Diane.
You mean Diane "math degree" Abbott?
Why are you deliberating confusing illegal aliens with asylum seekers? To make the obvious perfectly clear: illegal aliens have no right to anything you mentioned and thus they don't get any. Asylum seekers are a bit different of course, if they are granted a status, they are allegeable for welfare...Jump to post
KL now planning to go daily to BOM from October.
https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... ce-in-w19/
I feel like a chicken on a Kebab spit, shafted from both ends. Bonkers Boris or Corbyn, hardly a choice, Hey, if BoJo gets one Corbyn deserves an adjective as well. :bigmouth: ‘Comrade Corbyn’ seems deserved. Your choice should be easy if you consider who will be interior minister: Sajid Javid or d...Jump to post
MileHFL400 wrote:Hope they see some jail time for endangering lives
I doubt this is much O&D - its just capturing a market that has gotten to the point they are sick of making an ATL/MIA/CLT connection. I am pretty certain the traffic has been there, it has just been flowing over all the East Coast hubs and BA and LH have not been able to accommodate. There’s n...Jump to post
Before Zurich started, Edelweiss advertised Tampa Bay as a vacation destination from Zurich and stimulated local demand. British Airways has done the same thing in the past. It doesn't seem like this has been done (at least not successfully) for Amsterdam. From what I noticed KLM was already busy a...Jump to post
As for Istanbul Airport "to be sold", that's a very big misinterpretation. All the facilities and those to-be-built ones as well as the land itself belongs to the State. The four IGA partners (as of today) have the rights or a BOTS licence to operate this Airport for a period of 25 years,...Jump to post
P1aneMad wrote:Why not post in the language that this video is on then? Why in English for a discussion that only German speakers can participate?
Johnson, the man who as foreign secretary used a colonial poem in a Buddhist shrine in Myanmar and once describes "...that the Queen has come to love the Commonwealth, partly because it supplies her with regular cheering crowds of flag-waving piccaninnies,". He also mentioned "waterm...Jump to post
Actually this is an English speaking forum. Otherwise there is no need to write in English, just write in the language of your choice so only German/Dutch/whatever speakers can participate. It might surprise you but many people speak 2/3/4 languages, thus many people on this English speaking forum ...Jump to post
How many services is AA running into LHR each day by comparison? Its worth remembering, in terms of Transatlantic traffic, the AA-BA Joint Venture is the largest from one airport (LHR) American Airlines' own flights total 20 a day in Summer 2019 across Making DL at AMS larger than AA at LHR. Remark...Jump to post
Every Caribbean island. Some of the Dutch islands have more service to AMS than to MIA/FLL/NYC combined. Meanwhile, no American island has a TATL except for Puerto Rico, which has Spain (surprise!). Difference being that the Dutch islands are still Dutch, and that’s more than just a colonial legacy...Jump to post
This is only a scenario IF the Dutch government places a limit on fares. So nothing confirmed and they don’t want to reduce their flights. That limit would mean the London flight would operate at a loss. This acc to Dutch news; https://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nieuws/categorie/2/airlines/garuda-drei...Jump to post
I'm sure they would if they could, but the problem is that Amsterdam is full. They cannot grow there anymore, for each new flight they have to drop an existing flight. Every 'season' there are some new slots available. Coming winter at least 9W, WW and some full freighters will have left. Based on ...Jump to post
Does anyone know how much of 9W's long haul capacity has been replaced by DL, VS, KL now? what is the bilateral with NL and India? Is there any capping of capacity or frequency by KL to BLR? All of Western Europe is beyond 5000 km from DEL, so there is no cap for AMS. This might be Indian policy I’...Jump to post
What is the actual growth rate in passengers carried for each of the last 10 years for each airport? That would give us an example of the trends for each airport. The last 10 years is probably the wrong metric - given the recession. Peak pre recession was 2006 DFW 2006 60.2 million 2018 69.1 millio...Jump to post
Who is making a "medical" argument? Not I. It appears the person I quoted is creating a straw man argument by claiming it isn't scientific. He is playing with semantics - i.e., sex versus gender. Tons of people, it is even added to the DSM, and recognized as such to justify gender transit...Jump to post
What's more surprising to me is that VS is launching BOM, not KLM or AF (re) starting service there. Those two hubs connect many more skyteam customers than VS at LHR. Maybe there is more to come. There is: KL will increase India capacity in the winter. They have slots nor airplanes to do that earl...Jump to post
This is ignorant to say the least. Acceptance of transgender identity is acceptance of gender identification not genital identification. There's nothing unscientific about that and, in fact, psychological studies indicate vastly improved mental health and life success when transgender people are fr...Jump to post
Not sure how this works in Europe, but here in the USA, US medical insurance generally will cover emergency if you are on a trip. This is one of the areas where European countries differ most. In The Netherlands the public scheme includes worldwide coverage for urgent medical care on temporary stay...Jump to post
Well, close. There are two sexes. By blurring common sense, it is come down to sexual behavioral disorders are now delegated to various "genders." People with gender identity disorder need to come to grips with the truth and accept that medical science cannot magically change someone from...Jump to post
QR would to be hit the hardest of the three, since they've been blockaded from UAE, Saudi, and Bahrain airspace. I think otherwise. The UAE are strongly aligned with SA and can expect to receive incoming missiles from Iran if a war would happen. Compared to that blocked airspace is a rather minor p...Jump to post
I received a series of snotty emails, warning me that this was not possible to arrange within 4 days of departure, and then that the service of escorting a minor to the departure gate would cost $60/flight! I was not exactly enamored by the tone of the customer service emails, and the fact of charg...Jump to post
BA actually has one of the highest operating margins of any European airline. Customer net promoter scores at just about record levels and punctality is setting new records. I can believe the part about operating margins, but behavior like with their tea that isn’t tea does come at a price: BA rank...Jump to post
This BoJo? https://news.images.itv.com/image/file/71572/image_update_2abc6cd2fcd60338_1343828413_9j-4aaqsk.jpeg :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: Laugh all you want, it’s happening! :hyper: :hyper: :hyper: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7035607/PM-showdown-party-secret-location-stop-leaks-MPs-predi...Jump to post
This is confusing all over. BA should show some intercultural sensitivity by not naming something tea that isn’t tea. They might think it makes sense with their English background but for anyone else in the world it does not. At a price of 5 pounds I would think afternoon tea is tea with a surcharge...Jump to post
Doesn’t SFO have ‘Pacific Northwest supremacy’?Jump to post
Bobloblaw wrote:Max 8 is newer version of the 737-800, but the reverse is not true
Irony is the media’s purpose was just for that reason, looks as if they now need some check and balance system Doesn’t beat the irony of a maneuvering augmentation system that sends an aircraft into the ground. And If anything needs some check and balance system it’s the certification of US airplan...Jump to post
Wow...Skytrax really is a huge joke. Sad that they're taken as the main source for ratings TK can't really complain: when they were still paying for their awards it was as much a joke as it is now and TK had no problem at all marketing their bought awards. Skytrax, the acknowledged name associated ...Jump to post
It's time for empathy for an airline that has provided excellent service and made some mistakes in terms of investment and cooperation with other airlines. Some mistakes you say? :eek: Etihad arguably had the worst investment strategy of the 21st century, even including companies outside the aviati...Jump to post
Yes, and it reads "Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits ". You should really read it again and again. If the profit for the previous year was 100 then last year they made a profit of 41. That's still a PROFIT . I hope you're not an accountant by trade! I hope you know basic arithme...Jump to post