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by Varsity1
Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Normalisation of relations between Israel and UAE air links
Replies: 78
Views: 6751

Re: Normalisation of relations between Israel and UAE air links

I don't see many people willing to backtrack from TLV to DXB to ride EK or EY westbound. Especially premium passengers. Eastbound is a different story.

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by Varsity1
Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5
Replies: 107
Views: 16946

Re: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5

With so many flights to the USA from all terminals at Heathrow, the idea of "Pre-Clearance" gets complicated very fast. Is it going to be Pre-Clearance for AA and BA but not Virgin, Delta and United. It all depends on which terminal an airline uses, Heathrow is not going to have several F...

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by Varsity1
Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 435
Views: 57974

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

It's not that short. 7,200ft at sea level and cold climate. The -900 will take a full boat to SEA without issues.

It's not as anemic of an airplane as A.net makes it out to be.

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by Varsity1
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa Air Group to operate 737s for DHL
Replies: 42
Views: 7581

Re: Mesa Air Group to operate 737s for DHL

Starting at $52/hour for FOs with a 62 hour guarantee. $38,000/year. Sadly there's going to be no shortage of pilots willing to fly for that in these times. Oh the horror! $38K per year for a part time job, how will they live? Not even remotely close to a part time job. Most schedules will be 11 or...

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by Varsity1
Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Express IX1344 landing accident at Kozhikode
Replies: 194
Views: 43044

Re: Air India Express IX1344 landing accident at Kozhikode

You are correct. They seem to happen with more frequency. I think India, like Pakistan, needs to pay close attention whom it emits pilot licenses to. Not to be rude, but please check the correct information before making such posts. The captain of the aircraft was a decorated ex-IAF officer with 40...

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by Varsity1
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is there an airline worldwide that’s not losing money ?
Replies: 56
Views: 13045

Re: Is there an airline worldwide that’s not losing money ?

Skywest might make money in Q3.

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by Varsity1
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 435
Views: 57974

Re: Alaska restarting LAX to SLC

If AA starts to routinely drop routes that AS starts, wouldn’t this raise antitrust concerns? An excellent question. I am wondering how the traveling public benefits from allowing the world's largest airline to establish two large codesharing ventures. (Or technically establish one new large ventur...

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by Varsity1
Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates drops FLL
Replies: 91
Views: 14970

Re: Emirates drops FLL

x1234 wrote:
They should have switched to MIA as QR is successful there. I know FLL was chosen due to JetBlue connections to Latin America.


QR is successful in MIA because it's a major OW/AA hub.

I still think EK is a better fit for AA than QR, but that's a different topic.

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by Varsity1
Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corporate version of A220 proposed.
Replies: 19
Views: 3942

Re: Corporate version of A220 proposed.

115' wingspan is too large for Aspen (limit 95').

It doesn't have the performance of a Gulfstream or Global. Basically another ACJ or BBJ.

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by Varsity1
Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator
Replies: 172
Views: 33659

Re: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator

This race-to-the-bottom on regionals by the majors has me wondering about the fate of the current survivors. SkyWest and Republic are currently riding high, they have most of the 76-seat flying, but are their costs getting "high", too? The number of seats in the "musical chairs"...

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by Varsity1
Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1118
Views: 182362

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

There is no blocked seat on the 787 for pilots on the way to Europe. There is only 1 person on break at a time and 2 in the cockpit. 1 person has the entire bunk area just for them. Why would they need a seat in the cabin? I believe the bunk area isn't approved to be occupied on take off or landing...

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by Varsity1
Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't Hawaiian wait for the A321LR/XLR?
Replies: 69
Views: 13995

Re: Why didn't Hawaiian wait for the A321LR/XLR?

777kkk wrote:
Varsity1 wrote:
HNl-DFW on a regular A321neo is a pipe dream under real world conditions.

AA is having numerous fuel diversions on DFW-ANC, which is 750 miles shorter.

where do they divert to ?


Seatac.

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by Varsity1
Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Website is over-moderated
Replies: 18
Views: 983

Website is over-moderated

I have browsed or used airliners.net for nearly 20 years. It has gone through multiple ownerships and variations. We used to have alot of technical experts that posted here. They faded about 8 years ago. We still attempt substantial discussions, but its nearly impossible now. It's impossible to post...

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by Varsity1
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't Hawaiian wait for the A321LR/XLR?
Replies: 69
Views: 13995

Re: Why didn't Hawaiian wait for the A321LR/XLR?

HNl-DFW on a regular A321neo is a pipe dream under real world conditions.

AA is having numerous fuel diversions on DFW-ANC, which is 750 miles shorter.

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by Varsity1
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: BRU Getting US Pre-Clearance - Possible New Routes?
Replies: 56
Views: 8513

Re: Rumour: BRU Getting US Pre-Clearance - Possible New Routes

I can see AA returning to PHL when they get the A321XLR. B6 to BOS might be a slight possibility way down the road on the A321XLR. I can also see more European holiday traffic to Florida departing from BRU vs. other nearby Benelux airports once the pandemic is over. If the LH Group ULCC has long-ha...

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by Varsity1
Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: BRU Getting US Pre-Clearance - Possible New Routes?
Replies: 56
Views: 8513

Re: Rumour: BRU Getting US Pre-Clearance - Possible New Routes

I can see AA returning to PHL when they get the A321XLR. B6 to BOS might be a slight possibility way down the road on the A321XLR. I can also see more European holiday traffic to Florida departing from BRU vs. other nearby Benelux airports once the pandemic is over. If the LH Group ULCC has long-ha...

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by Varsity1
Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: FI signs new FA contract (after stating will fire all FA and replace with pilots)
Replies: 148
Views: 26123

Re: FI Fires ALL FAs, Replaced By Pilots.

In the U.S. pilots are trained on cabin door operation and emergency evacuation. The safety briefing is the only thing not trained.

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by Varsity1
Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Single pilot jets with enough range to Hawaii
Replies: 39
Views: 6863

Re: Single pilot jets with enough range to Hawaii

The sovereign is the smallest "realistic" Hawaii airplane. Some weird stuff might squeeze out there on perfect days, but the 680 is widely regarded as the smallest practical. It has a still air range of 3200nm. The biggest issue is a depressurization at the ETP. Descend to 10,000ft and ma...

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by Varsity1
Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Single pilot jets with enough range to Hawaii
Replies: 39
Views: 6863

Re: Single pilot jets with enough range to Hawaii

Do these jets fall under ETOPS requirements? And can you do single pilot ETOPS? To the best of my knowledge, ETOPS only applies to 121 ops. The rule doesn't apply to private jets. ETOPS applies to 135 as well. The sovereign is the smallest "realistic" Hawaii airplane. Some weird stuff mig...

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by Varsity1
Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LH Group to establish new AOC for leisure ops
Replies: 41
Views: 5645

Re: Lufthansa to create a new airline ‘Ocean’

"International leisure travel is basically 0 right now. So lets fire up a new long haul leisure LCC!"

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by Varsity1
Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot Group Makes a Big Announcement and Shift In Their Strategy
Replies: 67
Views: 19710

Re: Aeroflot Group Makes a Big Announcement and Shift In Their Strategy

So how is codesharing with Skyteam supposed to work? Fly to Moscow in J then connect on 'Podeba' in LCC format??

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by Varsity1
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who holds the Trans States Airlines certificate now?
Replies: 14
Views: 2761

Re: Who holds the Trans States Airlines certificate now?

Still owned by Hulas Kanodia..

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by Varsity1
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 329
Views: 35239

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

I wonder how Jetblue will fair there. LAX is highly competitive.

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by Varsity1
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1468
Views: 210726

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

Retreating to dominant hubs is not going to make AA the #1 U.S. carrier - not in revenues, not in profits. Strength at MIA isn't going to make AA dominate South Florida - there's too much LCC competition at FLL. AA is a fading #2 in CHI. PHL and CLT aren't particularly large O&D markets. (Yes, ...

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by Varsity1
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines sends WARN ACT Layoff Notices to 36,000
Replies: 13
Views: 3196

Re: United Airlines sends WARN ACT Layoff Notices to 36,000

You can’t lay-off an employee you didn’t warn but you can warn an employee you don’t lay off. As I expected major airlines appear to be trying to keep as many pilots as possible. That is true, but I don't believe these are grossly inflated numbers just to scare people (employees into taking leave, ...

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by Varsity1
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Viability of Eastern Europe for the US3
Replies: 32
Views: 3497

Re: Viability of Eastern Europe for the US3

The issue is overflying every major partner hub on the way there. LHR/AMS/FRA..

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by Varsity1
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 829
Views: 169834

Re: AA Eagle @ LAX

Given the shrinking that is going on at AA, especially at LAX we can assume its at least semi-permananet.

There is a possibility Mesa could do through flying for AA at LAX, they have done it before.

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by Varsity1
Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1468
Views: 210726

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

Doesn't the PHX over-staffing stem as far back as the dismantlement of the LUS LAS hub? It's my understanding that PM LUS PHX FA's did a lot of deadheading to CLT because there just wasn't the need out of PHX. YES! PHX has long been overstaffed, even in the AW days. The company has mentioned more t...

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by Varsity1
Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 or 737-8 right size post covid?
Replies: 29
Views: 5047

Re: A321 or 737-8 right size post covid?

If the mission costs are about the same, you’d be foolish to not have extra seats available for the same price. Here’s where the A321 comes out ahead. They aren't entirely the same. The 737-8 is lighter and cruises higher (as high as 410). It burns 500lbs less an hour. Insignificant? Maybe, maybe n...

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by Varsity1
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 or 737-8 right size post covid?
Replies: 29
Views: 5047

Re: A321 or 737-8 right size post covid?

If the mission costs are about the same, you’d be foolish to not have extra seats available for the same price. Here’s where the A321 comes out ahead. They aren't entirely the same. The 737-8 is lighter and cruises higher (as high as 410). It burns 500lbs less an hour. Insignificant? Maybe, maybe n...

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by Varsity1
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ameriflight Future Fleet?
Replies: 25
Views: 2063

Re: Ameriflight Future Fleet?

Cargo PC-12's could replace the metro.

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by Varsity1
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1468
Views: 210726

Re: American adds more Asia to SEA, and other long-haul changes

I would expect routes such as CLT-CDG/FCO, MIA-MXP to come back fairly quickly once international travel largely resumes. I also wouldn't be surprised to see LAX-GRU resume as well, given that it is a relatively large local market. From what I’ve heard, GRU was bleeding cash out of LAX. OTOH, I rec...

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by Varsity1
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Agrees Not to Involuntarily Lay Off Pilots Until May 2021
Replies: 45
Views: 5723

Re: JetBlue Agrees Not to Involuntarily Lay Off Workers Until May 2021

Yet those expendable gate agents making $12/hour are the ones that’ll either keep your customers coming back or they’ll run them off. Piss off the gate agents and your airline could be in for a world of hurt. JetBlue won’t have a choice to keep pilots or not if they have to file bankruptcy because ...

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by Varsity1
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 829
Views: 169834

Re: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread

FWIW~ Envoy has 28 x E145 active; 9 at DFW, 1 at MIA, 18 at ORD. 17 are stored at ABI, 13 are stored at SAW, probably some maintenance going on. 16 x E140 are active, all at DFW, 13 are stored at ABI, 28 are stored at MZJ, one (858) is parked at YQB. Any updates on how many 140's and 145's are acti...

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by Varsity1
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: large single aisle aircraft
Replies: 36
Views: 4331

Re: large single aisle aircraft

Unless there’s front and back door board and deplane; which IMHO, would be very unusual. Add to that, not that many airports have jetways to board/deplane front and back doors. Many LCCs wouldn't care about that. Certainly in Europe they're using stairs more often than not, and the higher number of...

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by Varsity1
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver International Airport Fined $33.5M For Noise Violations
Replies: 21
Views: 2949

Re: Denver International Airport Fined $33.5M For Noise Violations

The airport was built in the middle of nowhere to avoid this. People built their houses around it and complain about the noise!

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by Varsity1
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1468
Views: 210726

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

AA offers a ton of connectivity to FL through CLT.

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by Varsity1
Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1118
Views: 182362

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

Which aircraft will replace the 752 in flights to South America? DFW-LIM - 787-8 MIA-LIM - 3x A321ceo MIA-BSB - A321ceo I have to believe they will upgrade all the SA stuff to the NEO. Just waiting for a tail delivery to do it? I know LATAM is gone, but did AA have any JV restrictions to South Amer...

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by Varsity1
Sun Jun 21, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1118
Views: 182362

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

https://twitter.com/xJonNYC/status/1270 ... 58048?s=19



Seems like he's been wrong more than right recently.
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JohanTally wrote:
JonNYC is hinting that the Oasis refurbishments might be on hold for the remainder of the year

https://twitter.com/xJonNYC/status/1270 ... 58048?s=19



Seems like he's been wrong more than right recently.

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by Varsity1
Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 829
Views: 169834

Re: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread

jgcotter wrote:
E175 update; 203 and 208 are in revenue service. 206 and 207 are at ABI for conformity checks. 209 should be out of a heavy check at BNA soon.



Thanks for the updates.

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by Varsity1
Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many airlines order aircraft to support domestic jobs?
Replies: 13
Views: 1701

Re: How many airlines order aircraft to support domestic jobs?

Historically Boeing has been harder on credit terms for US airlines than Airbus has. The Boeing nationalism factor is no more than a coincidence that airlines attempt to use for marketing.

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by Varsity1
Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1021
Views: 118793

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

SY has started an efficient cargo operation with no real issues to speak of yet. Flights ahead of time and under budget. My inside scoop says that southern is not happy with sunny, and sunny has shown they currently have the support needed to handle the flying. Amazon is also quite happy with the a...

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by Varsity1
Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 747
Views: 117530

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

timf wrote:
0newair0 wrote:
359 cannot to ATLJNBATL, that is why Cape Town approval is being sought. Final routing will be ATLJNBCPTATL.

It could operate with restrictions, but the routing through Cape Town will allow for unrestricted return flights.


Negative, even Cape Town will operate with restrictions.

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by Varsity1
Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines inter-mainland service possible?
Replies: 85
Views: 10898

Re: Hawaiian Airlines inter-mainland service possible?

Normal reserves are 45 min, ETOPS alternates are usually far more depending on the ETP and weather. Dodging another weather system over the middle of the US could easily add another 5-600 miles. It could probably do it under ideal weather conditions, in the spring and winter it wouldn't be reliable...

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by Varsity1
Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Emirates have to completely change business model?
Replies: 17
Views: 2483

Re: Will Emirates have to completely change business model?

32andBelow wrote:
I think Dubai will see a huge decline with global warming. Who is going to want to live and vacation in a place so hot?


Uh, the same people who vacation in places like Las Vegas and Phoenix?

Air conditioning is a thing.

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by Varsity1
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines inter-mainland service possible?
Replies: 85
Views: 10898

Re: Hawaiian Airlines inter-mainland service possible?

I'm not completely up to speed on this, but can the XLR operate from the East Coast to HI? With normal alternates / ETOPS alternates? When they start routing aircraft down south of Memphis or up north of Duluth because of a massive cold front of thunderstorms in the Midwest? When there's a "No...

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by Varsity1
Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets
Replies: 176
Views: 16554

Re: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets

LCC's killing the legacies off is a long term problem. The legacies provide a transportation infrastructure that is vital to the country and economy. If I need to travel between two secondary cities in Europe, it quickly becomes impossible on LCC air service alone. Absolutely disagree. A 'legacy' a...

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by Varsity1
Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad lands at TLV for the first time
Replies: 26
Views: 8995

Re: Etihad lands at TLV for the first time

Now a 789 in regular livery en route https://www.flightradar24.com/ETD9607/24a94698 I am assuming they are taking the 'back roads' because with the destination being TLV they can't get overfly rights of Saudia Arabia. Would that be right? Also, good to see that this time happy to fly loud and proud...

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by Varsity1
Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets
Replies: 176
Views: 16554

Re: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets

LCC's killing the legacies off is a long term problem. The legacies provide a transportation infrastructure that is vital to the country and economy. If I need to travel between two secondary cities in Europe, it quickly becomes impossible on LCC air service alone. Isn't that what competition is al...

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by Varsity1
Tue Jun 09, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets
Replies: 176
Views: 16554

Re: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets

The APD in London is a flat rate tax correct?

Why can't Austria introduce this tax at all airports in Austria? How would that be illegal?

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