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by pompos
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA & KLM
Replies: 25
Views: 4175

Re: BA & KLM

What stopped KLM and BA from merging?

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by pompos
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EW and SN to merge by end-2020
Replies: 43
Views: 12265

Re: EW and SN to merge by end-2020

Is it really set in stone that a merger/integration of Brussels and Eurowings will lead into removal of the Brussels Airlines brand? While Eurowings and Brussels might become a single organisational entity, LH might keep the Brussels brand alive. Happens in many industries; same product sold through...

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by pompos
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ryanair: end of free carry-on. The last straw?
Replies: 46
Views: 7131

Re: Ryanair: end of free carry-on. The last straw?

Press Release: https://corporate.ryanair.com/news/new-bag-policy-from-november-will-cut-check-bag-fees-reduce-boarding-delays/ What surprises me is that they aren't increasing the price for priority boarding. While I happily not carry anything around for boarding, I even hate waiting for my bag to a...

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by pompos
Thu May 24, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying
Replies: 129
Views: 18033

Re: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying

Laudamotion, in which Ryanair has a 24.9pc stake, is to start services from Dublin Airport to Vienna from October 28. The daily service will pit it against Aer Lingus on the route, with Laudamotion flights departing Dublin at 14.05 hours and departing Austria at 16.15 hours. Is the plane based in D...

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by pompos
Sat May 19, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Economy of Scales not applying to airports?
Replies: 25
Views: 3043

Economy of Scales not applying to airports?

Hi all, Why are larger airports more expansive than smaller/regional airports? Shouldn't the economy of scales make operating a large airport cheaper on a per unit basis? Some examples, from what I read on a.net, the landing fees for LHR are higher than for LGW, STN, and LTN. Similar, FRA and HHN or...

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by pompos
Sat May 19, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IAG to offload Norwegian Air stake after bids fail according to FT
Replies: 355
Views: 58912

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

Norwegian is worth more as a fleet for its assets then the brand and operation they currently have. What airline currently has a huge fleet of 787 ready to be reconfigured and repainted ? Rip out the front economy seats. move the Premium Economy seats back and put in some J class seats in ready to ...

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by pompos
Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Is The Customer? Companies with Contracts OR Individual Paying Passengers?
Replies: 7
Views: 1051

Re: Who Is The Customer? Companies with Contracts OR Individual Paying Passengers?

To answer the thread starters question. Both - individuals and cooperations with contracts - are an airlines customer. but the purchaser, even in the case of "re-imbursement" ie the corporation, in many cases is a corporation so this is actually a good question. For carriers like NK , G4 a...

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by pompos
Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to base remaining 10 A350s at MUC
Replies: 33
Views: 7044

Re: LH to base remaining 10 A350s at MUC

Are there any changes to the NB fleet to accommodate the larger long haul capacity in MUC?

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by pompos
Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet is starting to fly from Berlin Tegel
Replies: 81
Views: 13101

Re: EasyJet is starting to fly from Berlin Tegel

Wow.. this service increase is massive. I am slightly afraid that it is too much. I very much hope they are successful.

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by pompos
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DI (Norwegian UK) begins LGW-SIN
Replies: 75
Views: 15432

Re: DI (Norwegian UK) begins LGW-SIN

Sorry to hear it's screwing with your travel plans.

What are the new dates?
Does it fit to their Buones Aires schedule?

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by pompos
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders
Replies: 645
Views: 162129

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders

keesje wrote:
15 A380s ?

Badly designed slide. That box is about deliveries not orders. 15 A380 delivered.

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by pompos
Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR A320’s returning to BA
Replies: 5
Views: 2122

Re: QR A320’s returning to BA

In the link it says it’s due to „late delivery of aircraft“. Does anyone know which aircrafts were expected by BA?

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by pompos
Sun Dec 24, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian receives Russian overflight permits
Replies: 12
Views: 4074

Re: Norwegian receives Russian overflight permits

Nice stuff.
Does Norwegian have for their UK airline the same issue with Russian overflights as they have/had for their Scandinavian airline?
AFAIK, the overflight treaty between Russia and the Scandinavian countries limited it to one airline. But that shouldnt apply Norwegian's other AOCs.

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by pompos
Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 971
Views: 167694

Re: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations

I think if you want to make a fair assessment whether Lufthansa is using this for price hikes or not, you need to wait a couple of months for the chaos to settle. I had to pay much more for EU flights to Berlin in November than anytime before. These flights were with BA, Ryanair, Easyjet and Eurowin...

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by pompos
Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet to pay 40 million EUR for 25 A 320 of airberlin to start TXL operations
Replies: 49
Views: 14804

Re: EasyJet to pay 40 million EUR for 25 A 320 of airberlin to start TXL operations

f4f3a wrote:
Wonder when operations under easyjet will begin

Yeah, me too. Can't wait. Flying in and out of Berlin got quite expensive :/

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by pompos
Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 33728

Re: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...

To be honest the CTA should be scrapped. When you arrive back into DUB you go through passport control like every other arrival. Only UK Airports have special lanes/buses. It would be quicker to just go the normal route. Arriving at LGW for example you get off the jet bridge then down steps to a bu...

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by pompos
Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 971
Views: 167694

Re: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations

runway23 wrote:
Apparently easyJet are to hold a press conference in Berlin at 2PM today.

Seems like it didn't happen :/

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by pompos
Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More Ryanair problems: huge winter schedule cuts
Replies: 53
Views: 10017

Re: More Ryanair problems: huge winter schedule cuts

Ryanair is sending out apology emails. Mine incl. €40 vouchers for everyone in my booking. If all of the rescheduling of my trip goes as planned, I might even make a plus ;)

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by pompos
Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More Ryanair problems: huge winter schedule cuts
Replies: 53
Views: 10017

Re: More Ryanair problems: huge winter schedule cuts

How do you know if your flight has been cancelled? (other than those routes that have been cut). I have about 10 flights booked with FR till the end of this year and haven't received anything. I just logged into my profile in Ryanair.com and I don't see anything different. I received emails and tex...

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by pompos
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More Ryanair problems: huge winter schedule cuts
Replies: 53
Views: 10017

Re: More Ryanair problems: huge winter schedule cuts

Yep... many more frequency reductions. Got two flights (BGY-STN and HAM-STN) cancelled.

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by pompos
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More Ryanair problems: huge winter schedule cuts
Replies: 53
Views: 10017

Re: More Ryanair problems: huge winter schedule cuts

What’s Ryanair’s usual plan for the aircraft freed up over winter ?
This year they probably use to fill slots freed by AirBerlin and Alitalia.

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by pompos
Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More Ryanair problems: huge winter schedule cuts
Replies: 53
Views: 10017

Re: More Ryanair problems: huge winter schedule cuts

They have sold tickets on all of those flights, haven’t they?

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by pompos
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar orders additional 77W and 748F
Replies: 26
Views: 7109

Re: Qatar orders additional 77W and 748F

Channex757 wrote:
Freight is another story altogether. They must need the capacity.

I guess the crisis triggered a lot of requests for air transport. Do you know who quickly the frames will be delivered?

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by pompos
Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 971
Views: 167694

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

- TUIfly has indicated that is prepared to operate some of the 13 Boeing 737 currently operating for airberlin in its own right. There is also some talk that Lufthansa will facilitate the placement of some of the aircraft with SunExpress. I guess in both scenarios we are talking about the 8 Boeing ...

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by pompos
Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!
Replies: 216
Views: 27328

Re: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!

The availability of taxis als depends heavily on the weather. When it rains getting a taxi is almost impossible.
I’d say if you need to be at your destination at a certain time and cost isn’t too important book a pick up service

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by pompos
Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK to study all-economy A380 to combat low cost carriers
Replies: 101
Views: 20761

Re: EK to study all-economy A380 to combat low cost carriers

Timothy may be still spinning the idea of old class structure, but Mueller's idea is to eliminate "the segregation of transportation classes", his own words. Mueller thinks, airlines should offer the whole basket of goods and services, passenger picks and pays for what they want. If I wan...

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by pompos
Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ryanair enhances hand luggage policy
Replies: 42
Views: 3680

Re: Ryanair enhances hand luggage policy

Ah thank you - so the other source had got it wrong about £5 and check-in desk. But it does beg the question, how is this going to help? According to my source, it's already chaos and angry exchanges trying to get people to check their bags at the gate, now Ryanair wants everyone to do it!?! I thin...

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by pompos
Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ryanair enhances hand luggage policy
Replies: 42
Views: 3680

Re: Ryanair enhances hand luggage policy

how does Ryanair pay for baggage handling? I would assume it's done on a per piece basis? I'd be surprised if this policy is actually good for profits as I don't think more people will buy priority boarding than extra luggage going into the hold. However, the change probably still looks good on the ...

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by pompos
Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cityjet cuts all flights to London City, except Dublin
Replies: 13
Views: 5935

Re: Cityjet cuts all flights to London City, except Dublin

Doesn't that mean they close all flying under own brand besides DUB-LCY?

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by pompos
Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Summer 2018 Routes News & Base Openings
Replies: 93
Views: 26872

Re: Ryanair Summer 2018 Routes News & Base Openings

Might MUC become a base?

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by pompos
Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer
Replies: 188
Views: 23032

Re: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer

Hi, is it possible to go through security, go out of the airport and through security again with the same ticket? I have to spend some time at the Dublin airport. I like the food options behind security more and need to do some work. However, before flying out, I'd like to lock up my work laptop. Un...

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by pompos
Sun Aug 20, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frankfurt Low Cost Airline Pier to Open in 2020
Replies: 21
Views: 3918

Re: Frankfurt Low Cost Airline Pier to Open in 2020

I wonder just how much Low Cost demand there is at FRA. It's never struck me as a significant O&D airport. The 7 million figure for future capacity seems mighty high. FRA serves the whole Frankfurt Rhine-Main area. 5.8 million people live there. They also seem to be pretty wealthy. While only b...

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by pompos
Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways aircraft flying for British Airways & Royal Air Maroc
Replies: 11
Views: 3238

Re: Qatar Airways aircraft flying for British Airways & Royal Air Maroc

... Thanks! So RAM is using QR instead of the usual contractors for extra capacity. I didn't think of that. I am still amazed how short term these kind of contracts seem to be made or changed. I would have expected that RAM had organized the extra lift for the summer months well in advanced if this...

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by pompos
Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways aircraft flying for British Airways & Royal Air Maroc
Replies: 11
Views: 3238

Re: Qatar Airways aircraft flying for British Airways & Royal Air Maroc

What is Royal Air Maroc doing with the extra lift? Did they add extra frequency or new destinations? I am just wondering how they can make use of extra capacity with such short notice?

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by pompos
Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer
Replies: 188
Views: 23032

Re: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer

It seems that Norwegian will be opening a pilot base at DUB: https://www.webcruiter.no/WcMain/AdvertViewPublic.aspx?oppdragsnr=3539931759&culture_id=EN&company_id=201503&link_source_id=0 I wonder how much more expansion from DUB should be expected then in the future. Nice find! Seems to...

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by pompos
Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 971
Views: 167694

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

seahawk wrote:
5. LH will grab Niki and grow Eurowings Europe with it - offering toursit centric routes from Austria and Vienna

What's actually the competitive situation in Vienna? Are there any other big players besides Austrian and Niki?

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by pompos
Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/17: Sciathain an tSamhradh
Replies: 119
Views: 18800

Re: Irish 6/17: Sciathain an tSamhradh

CanadaFair wrote:
Did QR start DUB or postponed it?

A7-BCH arrived in Dublin 100mins ago.

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by pompos
Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair seat assignments all over the aircraft
Replies: 192
Views: 25749

Re: Ryanair seat assignments all over the aircraft

Do you mean if you only book the day before? Well you get whats left obviously. You choose your seats when you make the booking. In fact you get to see what seats are available before you commit to the booking, so there is absolutely no surprise, you choose to make the reservation, or not, based on...

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by pompos
Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair seat assignments all over the aircraft
Replies: 192
Views: 25749

Re: Ryanair seat assignments all over the aircraft

the company provided The Irish Times with a statement which said customers who do not wish to purchase a seat “are randomly allocated a seat, free of charge. ... When pressed as to why readers were reporting a change in policy the company subsequently claimed that as more people were flying with th...

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by pompos
Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/17: Sciathain an tSamhradh
Replies: 119
Views: 18800

Re: Irish 6/17: Sciathain an tSamhradh

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by pompos
Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U2 to shut down HAM base
Replies: 31
Views: 6084

Re: U2 to shut down HAM base

It seems in this case closing the base doesn't mean stop flying. The article finishes with:

EasyJet said it would keep a significant presence in Hamburg and that there would be no changes to the currently planned schedule

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by pompos
Mon Jun 05, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair seat assignments all over the aircraft
Replies: 192
Views: 25749

Re: Ryanair seat assignments all over the aircraft

Played a bit of musical chairs on my flight this weekend. Went from 19F to 3F to 3C helping families to sit together. There was again much more seat changing going on than in flights prior to the algorithm change. Including people getting up for seat changes during push back :| I do have to say I'm ...

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by pompos
Fri Jun 02, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair seat assignments all over the aircraft
Replies: 192
Views: 25749

Re: Ryanair seat assignments all over the aircraft

Nope. Last week. Three of us travelling on not-so-full aircraft (yes, for once.. it sometimes happens, even on FR) and we end in rows 7, 19 and 32; and two are window seats. So, no, they don't assign only middle seats - not at all. They just split up people. And not randomly, but as far away as pos...

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by pompos
Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair seat assignments all over the aircraft
Replies: 192
Views: 25749

Re: Ryanair back to deliberately pissing people off: seat assignments all over the aircraft

Just checked the seat allocation for my next flight tomorrow. Even if a couple wanted to pay for 2 seats together in a row, they wouldn't be able to do so as all rows already have the middle seat assigned to someone. This gives me the feeling that Ryanair hasn't really thought this through. In parti...

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by pompos
Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair seat assignments all over the aircraft
Replies: 192
Views: 25749

Re: Ryanair back to deliberately pissing people off: seat assignments all over the aircraft

This new seat assignment algorithm might backfire with increased turnaround times. “This consequently meant that quite a few groups were not sitting in the seats allocated to them, as a lot of swapping between passengers occurred. On my last flight this assignment was used. While I got lucky (exit r...

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by pompos
Wed May 31, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5.17: Summer flying fun
Replies: 128
Views: 17315

Re: Irish 5.17: Summer flying fun

Where can one work best in or around the Dublin airport for a full workday? Soon I'll need to self connect in Dublin. To save up a vacation day, I want to work between my arrival flight (early morning) and departure flight (evening). Has anyone of you done that before? Essentially, just need a plac...

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by pompos
Wed May 31, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5.17: Summer flying fun
Replies: 128
Views: 17315

Re: Irish 5.17: Summer flying fun

Where can one work best in or around the Dublin airport for a full workday? Soon I'll need to self connect in Dublin. To save up a vacation day, I want to work between my arrival flight (early morning) and departure flight (evening). Has anyone of you done that before? Essentially, just need a place...

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by pompos
Wed May 31, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with service to all continents excluding Antarctica
Replies: 58
Views: 7935

Re: Airports with service to all continents excluding Antarctica

Jshank83 wrote:
I think calling Hawaii Oceana is a stretch seeing it is still the USA.

I don't see how it matters that Hawaii is a US state. Nation states and geography are different things. Geographically Hawaii is part of Oceania.

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by pompos
Tue May 30, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5.17: Summer flying fun
Replies: 128
Views: 17315

Re: Irish 5.17: Summer flying fun

Also does anyone know the current status of london city airport allowing the ARJ to be operated as they had originally signalled that the aircraft could not use the airport from March 2017 but this obviously must have changed. AFAIK, only the RJ100 isn't allowed to fly to LCY anymore. The RJ85 can ...

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by pompos
Tue May 30, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair plans more aggressive expansion as profit edges up
Replies: 44
Views: 6658

Re: Ryanair plans more aggressive expansion as profit edges up

Links I gave(Q&A) mention that Ryanair have grave fears that a hard brexit with no immediate sign-up to openskies might happen and doubts are there about domestic UK flights too. Yes, this is what Ryanair says but they seem not to act like this. If they consider the hard/non-openskies brexit a ...

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