HER seems a very odd choice for a splash & dash for AF1 to me....why not one of the German US basis like Ramstein ? I was quite surprised by that as well. Why Crete? Any political reasons? Relationship between Greece and Turkey got recently worse again. Could the brief stopover to Greece be a s...Jump to post
Can we please stop with this. It is well known that the AFKL tries to shift profits to KL and costs to AF due to the more favourable corporate tax rate in the Netherlands. You can criticize French public sector employees for a lot of things, but never underestimate their tax collectors’ intelligenc...Jump to post
... Children are primed to think what are 'appropriate' jobs for their gender when they are very young. Simply saying we should treat everyone equally and leave it at that is trite garbage as we've supposedly been doing that for decades and yet nothing has changed. Give it a push to get things movi...Jump to post
To put things to perspective for our US friends, GDP of Greece is equivalent to that of South Carolina or Kentucky (if they were independent states). I am happy to be corrected but I guess those states also do not have much of direct transatlantic air service. Once government stops subsidizing its f...Jump to post
L410 E version first flight 1984, production started in 1985. Still being produced (about dozen a year), although new generation will replace it soon.Jump to post
Yes, it had stop planned at Easter Island.
The plane is in 64 seat configuration, 3 pilots (in case one gets sick), 4 FAs. Because of its light load it can probably do longer sectors. It is 26 day trip. The plane stays with travel group all the time.
Interestingly according to Czech media who quote representative of Czech Civil Aviation Authority, the office is not investigating anything, it merely provides cooperation to UK's authorities. In fact, according to that person, the Czech Civil Aviation Authority was not even officially informed abou...Jump to post