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by LTenEleven
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!
Replies: 198
Views: 31344

Re: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!

https://www.dublinairport.com/docs/defa ... f?sfvrsn=0

The usual Irish approach to future-proofing infrastructure.
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Some cutbacks to the DUB North runway, with half of the RETs and line-up points removed:
https://www.dublinairport.com/docs/defa ... f?sfvrsn=0

The usual Irish approach to future-proofing infrastructure.

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by LTenEleven
Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 97924

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

NickWebb wrote:
b4thefall wrote:
NickWebb wrote:

Dream on, I've seen it already!!



Can you give us any further info?


Not really my place to disclose before the announcement but, there's not much green!


Probably also not your place to share that you've seen it or that there's not much green, but that didn't stop you.

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by LTenEleven
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FR8582 diverts and leaves almost 200 pax stranded
Replies: 30
Views: 8685

Re: FR8582 diverts and leaves almost 200 pax stranded

Any non-EU citizens could well have had visa issues with Bulgaria, Macedonia, Romania and Serbia.

Even by Ryanair standards it does seem particularly poor form to leave passenger a 10+ hour bus ride away with no reasonable alternative travel arrangements.

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by LTenEleven
Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FR8582 diverts and leaves almost 200 pax stranded
Replies: 30
Views: 8685

Re: FR8582 diverts and leaves almost 200 pax stranded

I would grumble about a 4 hour bus ride finishing my air trip. But were it done moderately expeditiously only a grumble. I've had it happen on a train trip. Annoying, did not ruin my day. Their bus journey would have been a lot longer than 4 hours. It would be a minimum of 10 hours+, plus 2 sometim...

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by LTenEleven
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air To Overtake Easyjet as Biggest London Luton Airline (11 based aircraft)
Replies: 52
Views: 7077

Re: Wizz Air To Overtake Easyjet as Biggest London Luton Airline (11 based aircraft)

Vilnius is down to 3. Warsaw 7. Sofia 6. Katowice 6. Not sure about the other bases but Wizz Air still claim to have 7 aircraft in Sofia (https://wizzair.com/en-gb/information-and-services/about-us/news/2018/12/06/wizz-air-is-bulgaria-s-favourite-airline-for-the-third-consecutive-year#/) but it is ...

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by LTenEleven
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Wizz Air in London
Replies: 22
Views: 6362

Re: Future of Wizz Air in London

I wonder if Wizz Air UK could try a UK-Istanbul flight, which may allow another aircraft with a "virtual stand" (late night departure, morning return to Luton). Wizzair does not fly to Turkey at all, so this seems highly unlikely. Besides, the London - Istanbul market is quite saturated a...

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by LTenEleven
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Wizz Air in London
Replies: 22
Views: 6362

Re: Future of Wizz Air in London

I wonder if Wizz Air UK could try a UK-Istanbul flight, which may allow another aircraft with a "virtual stand" (late night departure, morning return to Luton).

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by LTenEleven
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air To Overtake Easyjet as Biggest London Luton Airline (11 based aircraft)
Replies: 52
Views: 7077

Re: Wizz Air To Overtake Easyjet as Biggest London Luton Airline (11 based aircraft)

Wizz Air fleet An overview of the Wizz Air fleet by base: Budapest 13 (14 from April) Bucharest 10 (11 from April) London Luton 9 (10 from July, 11 from September) Warsaw 8 Cluj-Napoca 7 Sofia 7 Katowice 7 Gdansk 6 (7 from April) Skopje 4 Vilnius 4 Vienna 3 (5 from February) Kiev 3 (4 from March) Ch...

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by LTenEleven
Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Wizz Air in London
Replies: 22
Views: 6362

Re: Future of Wizz Air in London

[email protected] wrote:
A good number of opportunities - capacity and slot depending - that are underserved (in terms of leaked pax) or unserved.


What destinations would you have in mind?

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by LTenEleven
Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air To Overtake Easyjet as Biggest London Luton Airline (11 based aircraft)
Replies: 52
Views: 7077

Re: Wizz Air To Overtake Easyjet as Biggest London Luton Airline (11 based aircraft)

Wizz Air have announced Gatwick - Cluj-Napoca from 31/03/2019:
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by LTenEleven
Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where did Easyjet fail where others succeeded?
Replies: 31
Views: 6117

Re: Where did Easyjet fail where others succeeded?

Have a play around EZY's investor presentations: they are a wealth of information and knowledge across all aspects of its business. For example, it seeks to be the #1 or #2 airline at all the primary airports its serves as detailed on slides 22 and 23 here: http://corporate.easyjet.com/~/media/File...

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by LTenEleven
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air To Overtake Easyjet as Biggest London Luton Airline (11 based aircraft)
Replies: 52
Views: 7077

Re: Wizz Air To Overtake Easyjet as Biggest London Luton Airline (11 based aircraft)

robbo2k wrote:
Currently WIzz Air is waiting for delivery only A321. Ultimately, 78% of the fleet is to be A321


Wizz Air will also be taking A320NEOs.

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by LTenEleven
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air To Overtake Easyjet as Biggest London Luton Airline (11 based aircraft)
Replies: 52
Views: 7077

Re: Wizz Air To Overtake Easyjet as Biggest London Luton Airline (11 based aircraft)

a350lover wrote:
So how many aircrafts has Easyjet based in LTN then?


A lot more, but Wizz Air do a huge amount of LTN flying with non-based aircraft.

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by LTenEleven
Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air To Overtake Easyjet as Biggest London Luton Airline (11 based aircraft)
Replies: 52
Views: 7077

Re: Wizz Air To Overtake Easyjet as Biggest London Luton Airline (11 based aircraft)

I tried looking online but I couldn't find a link with the number of frequencies being added to these destinations. Does anyone know where I can find them? The frequencies are all here: https://wizzair.com/en-gb/information-and-services/about-us/news/2018/12/17/wizz-air-celebrates-40-million-passen...

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by LTenEleven
Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air To Overtake Easyjet as Biggest London Luton Airline (11 based aircraft)
Replies: 52
Views: 7077

Wizz Air To Overtake Easyjet as Biggest London Luton Airline (11 based aircraft)

Wizz Air will add 2 A321s to their Luton (LTN) base bringing the total to 11 based aircraft. New routes: Bergen, Thessaloniki, Turku, Porto, Catania, Oslo Expanded frequencies: Chisinau, Tirana, Constanta, Athens, Larnaca, Suceava With some 42% of seat capacity at LTN, Wizz Air will overtake Easyjet...

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by LTenEleven
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair closing seven bases
Replies: 0
Views: 2482

Ryanair closing seven bases

It seems that Ryanair will be closing at least seven bases in the coming months: Alghero Bremen Burgas Corfu Eindhoven Ibiza Zadar Eindhoven and Bremen have been announced (https://nltimes.nl/2018/10/01/ryanair-close-eindhoven-base-winter), but the rest are quiet closures. All Polish bases are movin...

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by LTenEleven
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 36427

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

Not a single reference to the airline's EU 261 obligations in the letter.

Quite disappointing....

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by LTenEleven
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 36427

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

Can passengers flying to Donegal/Kerry still use the T1/T2 security fast track lanes?

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by LTenEleven
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SKG Proposed new routes
Replies: 58
Views: 5910

Re: SKG Proposed new routes

A good use of LHR slots?

JFK - keep dreaming.

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by LTenEleven
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 36463

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

The situation with not allowing people self connect to Ryanair flights is ridiculous. It makes little difference if a passenger clears security in the connection facility or goes landside and back upstairs to departures (if anything, staying airside gives passengers more time in the shops and restau...

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by LTenEleven
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 36463

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

What does the the new transfer facility mean for one stop security country ("clean") travellers connecting through Dublin? Do they still have to clear security? daa security no longer required for tier one counties and a quicker connection process overall. Thanks. How are the tier one arr...

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by LTenEleven
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 36463

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

What does the the new transfer facility mean for one stop security country ("clean") travellers connecting through Dublin? Do they still have to clear security?

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by LTenEleven
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup
Replies: 131
Views: 31391

Re: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup

An influential French business leader lost his family on MH370 and has been lobbying different circles for years.

He has written an interesting book, without too many of the conspiracy theories you see in such works.

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by LTenEleven
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Ju-52 crash from 2018 in Switzerland - Final accident report published
Replies: 191
Views: 63064

Re: 20 dead in Junkers Ju 52 crash in Switzerland

" Vintage planes to fly again after fatal Swiss crash " https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/ready-for-take-off-_vintage-planes-to-fly-again-after-fatal-swiss-crash/44306224 There was an interview with the head of Ju-Air on a local Zürich TV station. He came out with the lovely statement "mo...

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by LTenEleven
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Ju-52 crash from 2018 in Switzerland - Final accident report published
Replies: 191
Views: 63064

Re: 20 dead in Junkers Ju 52 crash in Switzerland

And the last known photo of the plane starting a left turn shortly before it crashed:
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by LTenEleven
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Ju-52 crash from 2018 in Switzerland - Final accident report published
Replies: 191
Views: 63064

Re: 20 dead in Junkers Ju 52 crash in Switzerland

An interesting video of another Ju-52 flight over the Alps: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=395&v=R4R8fEAomn4 (watch from 06:56 on) This latest cover of the Gazette (Ju-Air club magazine) happened to be a photo of HB-HOT almost exactly where it crashed. http://imagizer.imageshack.com...

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by LTenEleven
Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Ju-52 crash from 2018 in Switzerland - Final accident report published
Replies: 191
Views: 63064

Re: Where Eagles Dare: Ju-52 in a deadly crash today

That's not smoke, just part of the mountains (same as what you see under the plane).

The press conference stated there was no pre or post-crash fire.

I still think the most deadly aircraft accident in Europe for some years deserves a more appropriate topic title.

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by LTenEleven
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Moderators - topic title
Replies: 1
Views: 1334

Moderators - topic title

Moderators, Can the title of the below topic be renamed to emphasise that 20 people died (it is worst crash in Europe for some years), remove the movie reference, and the “today” (since it is already yesterday). 20 dead in Junkers Ju-52 crash in Switzerland http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.p...

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by LTenEleven
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Ju-52 crash from 2018 in Switzerland - Final accident report published
Replies: 191
Views: 63064

Re: Where Eagles Dare: Ju-52 in a deadly crash today

It's incredible that one day after the accident there is almost no background info in the media, no word about how many passengers were on board (only how many passengers the Ju-52 can carry). I can only explain this with the character of the Swiss people who never panic but stay perfectly calm no ...

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by LTenEleven
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Ju-52 crash from 2018 in Switzerland - Final accident report published
Replies: 191
Views: 63064

Re: Where Eagles Dare: Ju-52 in a deadly crash today

We are now 16 hours after the accident and still no official communication on the circumstances or number of deaths (except the crash confirmation). There may have reasons (talking to the families), but it is an odd approach by the Cantonal Police + STSB leading to totally misleading media coverage....

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by LTenEleven
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Ju-52 crash from 2018 in Switzerland - Final accident report published
Replies: 191
Views: 63064

Re: Where Eagles Dare: Ju-52 in a deadly crash today

Are there no journalists working in Switzerland on a Saturday evening?

This may not be a "normal" airline accident but it is nevertheless one where a relatively sizeable number of paying passengers were being carried from A to B.

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by LTenEleven
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Ju-52 crash from 2018 in Switzerland - Final accident report published
Replies: 191
Views: 63064

Re: Where Eagles Dare: Ju-52 in a deadly crash today

It is barely being covered in the mainstream Swiss news. Is there some confusion with the other light aircraft crash earlier today?

Moderators: can we please change the topic title to reflect the gravity of the accident?

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by LTenEleven
Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 2200
Views: 73189

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

The goalpoasts keep getting moved. JRM is now saying that it may take up to 50 years (!) to fully capture the economics benefits of Brexit : https://www.esquire.com/uk/latest-news/a22513246/jacob-rees-mogg-claims-we-might-not-see-benefits-of-brexit-for-50-years/ The majority of voters will be long d...

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by LTenEleven
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HiFly takes delivery of first A380
Replies: 179
Views: 54438

Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

My money's on VS, they're having issues with how tight their fleet utilization is, and could fill A380s to MCO and possibly CUN. The big question though, is how do you sell the extra seats available in such a short period. Don't think it can be DY, as they aren't that "well established" i...

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by LTenEleven
Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Europa, Edelweiss, Lufthansa and Transavia launch flights to Eilat, Israel
Replies: 15
Views: 2358

Re: Air Europa, Edelweiss, Lufthansa and Transavia launch flights to Eilat, Israel

I am wondering where are these people will stay?

Hotel occupancy in Eiliat is already close to 100%, and I am not aware of many large scale constructions projects.

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by LTenEleven
Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 2200
Views: 73189

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

Reports that some U.K. companies are seeing their contracts with European car manufacturers cancelled.

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by LTenEleven
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220
Replies: 217
Views: 35063

Re: Airbus A220

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by LTenEleven
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220
Replies: 217
Views: 35063

Re: Airbus A220

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by LTenEleven
Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2443
Views: 69800

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

https://www.cer.eu/insights/whats-cost-brexit-so-far
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New analysis by the CER estimates that the UK economy is 2.1 per cent smaller as a result of the vote to leave the EU. The knock-on hit to the public finances is now £23 billion per annum – or £440 million a week.

https://www.cer.eu/insights/whats-cost-brexit-so-far

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by LTenEleven
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2443
Views: 69800

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

https://twitter.com/davemacladd/status/ ... 2786314240
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What the US embassy in London thinks of Brexit:
https://twitter.com/davemacladd/status/ ... 2786314240

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by LTenEleven
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair/LaudaMotion Operational Difficulties in Germany
Replies: 10
Views: 2185

Re: Ryanair/LaudaMotion Operational Difficulties in Germany

http://www.airliners.de/chaotisches-woc ... tion/45200
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Article on Airliners.de on LaudaMotion.

From the 344 flights scheduled last weekend:
51 were cancelled
25 were delayed by more than 3 hours
20 were diverted

http://www.airliners.de/chaotisches-woc ... tion/45200

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by LTenEleven
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stansted airport luggage chaos due to staff shortage.
Replies: 10
Views: 1435

Re: Stanstead airport luggage chaos due to staff shortage.

STN is also handling a much larger volume of bags than ever before due to Ryanair's new cabin luggage policy (especially on arrival).

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by LTenEleven
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair/LaudaMotion Operational Difficulties in Germany
Replies: 10
Views: 2185

Re: Ryanair/LaudaMotion Operational Difficulties in Germany

OE303 ended up in Cologne again last night.

Only one of the five Ryanair/LaudaMotion aircraft actually made it back to Düsseldorf land the full first departure wave this morning was cancelled.

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by LTenEleven
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair/LaudaMotion Operational Difficulties in Germany
Replies: 10
Views: 2185

Re: Ryanair/LaudaMotion Operational Difficulties in Germany

Night curfew in Düsseldorf.

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by LTenEleven
Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair/LaudaMotion Operational Difficulties in Germany
Replies: 10
Views: 2185

Ryanair/LaudaMotion Operational Difficulties in Germany

The Ryanair/LaudaMotion operation in Düsseldorf is looking a bit amateurish with long delays on almost every flight. Take the example of OE303 PMI-DUS (operated by Ryanair) 26/05 diverted to HHN 27/05 diverted to CGN 28/05 diverted to HHN 29/05 diverted to CGN 30/05 landed 51 minutes late 31/05 dive...

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by LTenEleven
Mon May 21, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair - Results Financial Year 2017-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1691

Re: Ryanair - Results Financial Year 2017-2018

MOL will never admit it but the new luggage policy is one of the factors affecting their on time performance.

At some airports, there are real handing issues with the wide scale gate checking of hand luggage.

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by LTenEleven
Wed May 16, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2443
Views: 69800

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

A lot has been written about the possibility of a free trade agreement between the UK and US. This Harvard Kennedy School article provides an interesting analysis: The purpose of this research paper is to attempt to cut through the rhetoric on both sides of the Atlantic to examine whether a US-UK FT...

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