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by davidjohnson6
Tue Jul 05, 2022 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS files for chapter 11
Replies: 86
Views: 12754

Re: SAS files for chapter 11

I understand the difference between Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 style bankruptcies. I understand that operations are continuing as normal (subject to the current pilot strike). I understand tickets continue to be honoured as normal. I understand also that entering Chapter 11 is a big step - a company's...

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by davidjohnson6
Tue Jul 05, 2022 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS files for chapter 11
Replies: 86
Views: 12754

Re: SAS files for chapter 11

I hope that the employees see the handwriting on the wall and can find positions at other jobs/careers - because SAS certainly has no interest in their employees/staff. Find a culture that cares about the employees and customers. SAS lost its way years ago and recently their management/board has pr...

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by davidjohnson6
Tue Jul 05, 2022 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS files for chapter 11
Replies: 86
Views: 12754

Re: SAS files for chapter 11

Ryanair manages to represent the whole of Europe, and makes huge profits at the same time. They even fly domestic routes within Scandinavia

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by davidjohnson6
Tue Jul 05, 2022 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Serbia exploring legal actions against AMS quotas
Replies: 11
Views: 1248

Re: Air Serbia exploring legal actions against AMS quotas

I do not see anything in the article you quoted suggesting Air Serbia is considering legal action against AMS. I see only Air Serbia complaining like many other airlines about AMS, but ultimately accepting the situation. Is the title of thus thread about legal action just what you think Air Serbia s...

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by davidjohnson6
Tue Jul 05, 2022 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 104
Views: 19297

Re: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2022

I noticed that Air Nostrum seems to have set up a Maltese-registered subsidiary airline called Mel Air with 3 ATR 72s to operate flights to/from Melilla. Is this just part of the trend amongst EU airlines (eg Ryanair) to set up Maltese subsidiaries for (I presume) a tax saving, or is there something...

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by davidjohnson6
Tue Jul 05, 2022 7:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Biman to Buenos Aires
Replies: 7
Views: 726

Re: Biman to Buenos Aires

I do not believe that the opening poster of the topic intended this to be serious discussion. I think it was more a satirical comment about another poster asking lots of questions in a very short time about some extremely unlikely long haul routes

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by davidjohnson6
Mon Jul 04, 2022 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet's chief operating officer has resigned.
Replies: 15
Views: 3977

Re: EasyJet's chief operating officer has resigned.

I agree Covid has not exactly helped. However, consider a series of heavy snow in a country in a week. The airports with ample snowploughs recovers quickly, while the airport that decided to save budget cash and not bother with snowploughs sees operations go badly wrong. All airlines have had the sa...

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by davidjohnson6
Mon Jul 04, 2022 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet's chief operating officer has resigned.
Replies: 15
Views: 3977

Re: EasyJet's chief operating officer has resigned.

Easyjet a few years ago had really good reliability and punctuality. If the airline sold you a ticket, you didn't really have to worry... you might see a minor delay (eg 20 mins) but that was it. In the last few months, that status has been absent. Most people simply don't want to spend hours repeat...

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by davidjohnson6
Mon Jul 04, 2022 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS stock plummets as around 1000 SAS pilots go on strike
Replies: 28
Views: 5717

Re: SAS stock plummets as around 1000 SAS pilots go on strike

Can SAS fly as an Irish (or even Maltese) airline on a regular basis between London and Oslo ? Or does it have to be a choice of UK or genuine Scandinavian ?
It (and maybe Scandi-Reykjavik) is the only non-domestic *important* European route I can think of which might not be open to SAS Connect

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by davidjohnson6
Sun Jul 03, 2022 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 397
Views: 79492

Re: Nordic Aviation Thread - 2022

SAS remains a significant player in the domestic market within Norway. The physical geography of Norway makes aviation essential for domestic transport

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by davidjohnson6
Sat Jul 02, 2022 3:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas educators have proposed that slavery should be taught as “involuntary relocation"
Replies: 16
Views: 1393

Re: Texas educators have proposed that slavery should be taught as “involuntary relocation"

What will happen to existing books that don't comply with the proposed new policies ? Will those books be burned ?
I'm looking forward to the reaction from non-GOP groups... I think I shall need a lot of popcorn

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by davidjohnson6
Fri Jul 01, 2022 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow Airport told to reduce passenger charge
Replies: 39
Views: 6485

Re: Heathrow Airport told to reduce passenger charge

When you book a flight with FF miles, you are likely paying BOTH the Govt taxes for your trip AND whatever the airports on your journey charges the airline. Most Govt tax schemes do not charge for passengers who are in transit through their country for less than 24h as long as it's on a single ticke...

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by davidjohnson6
Fri Jul 01, 2022 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Star Alliance to become Inter-modal Alliance
Replies: 48
Views: 13157

Re: Star Alliance to become Inter-modal Alliance

This could be interesting for me. I have a college friend who lives in Switzerland. From Texas, there are no nonstop flights to either GVA or ZRH, and it's unlikely to happen with the current generation of aircraft. On the other hand UA has a flight from IAH to MUC. It would be great to be able to ...

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by davidjohnson6
Wed Jun 29, 2022 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow Airport told to reduce passenger charge
Replies: 39
Views: 6485

Re: Heathrow Airport told to reduce passenger charge

The UK does not have a "save the earth" tax. All tax revenues go into a single pot, to be spent on whatever the Govt considers appropriate - be it healthcare, education, defence, etc. Unlike the USA, the UK does not link specific taxes with specific spending outcomes - the money all goes i...

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by davidjohnson6
Wed Jun 29, 2022 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow Airport told to reduce passenger charge
Replies: 39
Views: 6485

Re: Heathrow Airport told to reduce passenger charge

The *tax* goes to the UK Govt... none of that goes to LHR. It is a genuine Govt tax on travel whether you fly from Heathrow, Manchester or any other airport in the UK. The US$100 you mention is likely this Govt tax The news is about the airport usage fees that Heathrow charges airlines... namely abo...

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by davidjohnson6
Tue Jun 28, 2022 9:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 777 - ahead of its time?
Replies: 14
Views: 1337

Re: 777 - ahead of its time?

Are you comparing the 777 just to other Boeing civil aircraft flying at the time (eg the 757 and 767 whose technology dates from 10 years earlier) or also against what rivals like Airbus was producing ?

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by davidjohnson6
Mon Jun 27, 2022 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dutch government to permanently further reduce AMS movement cap
Replies: 174
Views: 20647

Re: Dutch government to permanently further reduce AMS movement cap

AMS is positioned to be able to take feed from northern UK, northern Germany and the Nordic countries in a way that CDG simply cannot. KLM has traditionally made a lot of revenue from Norway unlike Air France I do not see passengers flying XXX-AMS-CDG-YYY, for any but the smallest and remotest of ai...

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by davidjohnson6
Mon Jun 27, 2022 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al closing bookings on 3 routes
Replies: 21
Views: 7899

Re: El Al closing bookings on 3 routes

Is El Al intending to resume its route to Las Vegas ? That was hardly an example of potential social need...

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by davidjohnson6
Mon Jun 27, 2022 12:41 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Any Idea what happened to great Circle Mapper
Replies: 16
Views: 1153

Re: gcmap.com not working?

You are not the only one to be thinking this

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by davidjohnson6
Sun Jun 26, 2022 6:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Austrian using the polar route like SWISS and Lufthansa on the Tokyo to Vienna route
Replies: 4
Views: 2294

Re: Austrian using the polar route like SWISS and Lufthansa on the Tokyo to Vienna route

It seems likely that employees at Austrian have already had the idea. They may not be a huge airline in their own right, but Austrian is definitely competent at planning their own flights

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by davidjohnson6
Sun Jun 26, 2022 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the status on London Heathrow's (LHR) third runway? Construction commenced?
Replies: 47
Views: 7409

Re: What's the status on London Heathrow's (LHR) third runway? Construction commenced?

One could argue instead that London is doing pretty well with 6, yes SIX, airports all competing against each other, instead of having 2 airports forming an oligopoly like Paris. If anything, London needs to reduce its reliance on a single (very) expensive airport in the shape of Heathrow. Fares to/...

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by davidjohnson6
Sun Jun 26, 2022 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dutch government to permanently further reduce AMS movement cap
Replies: 174
Views: 20647

Re: Dutch government to permanently further reduce AMS movement cap

When are KLM (and CityHopper) expected to update their published schedule beyond 01-Nov-2023 to take account of the 12% reduction in slots ? Assuming all flights are equal and an 88% chance a flight will operate, then on a round trip connecting via AMS, that means a probability of over 40% that at l...

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by davidjohnson6
Sat Jun 25, 2022 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dutch government to permanently further reduce AMS movement cap
Replies: 174
Views: 20647

Re: Dutch government to permanently further reduce AMS movement cap

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rotorcraft
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edealinfo wrote:
PatrickZ80 wrote:
It is capable of fixed wing operations, but only on small aircraft. .


What is the opposite of "fixed wing".....which aircraft have flexible wings?

Helicopters are rotary wing aircraft
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rotorcraft

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by davidjohnson6
Sat Jun 25, 2022 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dutch government to permanently further reduce AMS movement cap
Replies: 174
Views: 20647

Re: Dutch government to permanently further reduce AMS movement cap

Is there any possibility of De Kooy airport near Den Helder regaining scheduled flights ? I know the Norwich route in 2013 did not last long Separately, does anyone know how to find the number of pax who flew in 2019 to/from AMS and EVERY airpirt with non-stop flights ? I am not interested in the 20...

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by davidjohnson6
Sat Jun 25, 2022 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 131
Views: 30883

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2022

You could try flight WK246/WK247

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by davidjohnson6
Sat Jun 25, 2022 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 131
Views: 30883

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2022

TUGMASTER wrote:
Any input from members greatly received.

Current LX A340 short haul routes ex ZRH…???

Have you tried a combination of looking at planespotters or airfleets to get the list of A340 aircraft operated by Swiss, and then putting the aircraft egistrations into FR24 to see where they fly ?

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by davidjohnson6
Fri Jun 24, 2022 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 397
Views: 79492

Re: Nordic Aviation Thread - 2022

As discussed elsewhere, the movement cap at AMS will be cut from 500,000 pet year to 440,000

Can Linkoping airport's route to Amsterdam survive ? Will Linkoping airport be able to retain scheduled passenger service ?

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by davidjohnson6
Fri Jun 24, 2022 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dutch government to permanently further reduce AMS movement cap
Replies: 174
Views: 20647

Re: Dutch government to permanently further reduce AMS movement cap

The big loser is KLM's CityHopper subsidiary. If a route can support a 737 2x daily, it will continue. Otherwise, it's under serious review.

AMS is not going to become like BER any time soon - the connection capability is too good for that in the immediate future

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by davidjohnson6
Fri Jun 24, 2022 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1035
Views: 170627

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread

Many of these routes are not due to start until August. It seems a little unusual to be cancelling routes over a month before the routes are due to start When is the right time to cancel? Passengers are entitled to full compensation in the case of cancellations if they have been informed of the can...

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by davidjohnson6
Fri Jun 24, 2022 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1035
Views: 170627

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread

A big chunk of the new Flybe network looks set to be axed. All BHD-ABZ/INV/NCL/SOU & BHX-ABZ/EDI/GLA flights are showing at their highest fare brackets. Things are potentially not well. Many of these routes are not due to start until August. It seems a little unusual to be cancelling routes ove...

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by davidjohnson6
Fri Jun 24, 2022 12:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Inflight Magazines
Replies: 26
Views: 3340

Re: Inflight Magazines

I'm not sure I would call Navi a magazine in the conventional sense. If Navi is a magazine, then so is the duty free brochure filled with listings for perfume, tobacco, alcohol and toys. Navi seems more like a corporate product brochure. There is nothing in there apart from blurb about Air Canada, w...

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by davidjohnson6
Thu Jun 23, 2022 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 576
Views: 127179

Re: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Why would management not reverse the pay cut ? Because in management's eyes, it seems like a really good way to permanently cut costs across the company. The mistake of ground crew when accepting a pay cut, was not to have a strong clause stating "salaries will revert to 2019 levels by default ...

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by davidjohnson6
Thu Jun 23, 2022 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 397
Views: 79492

Re: Nordic Aviation Thread - 2022

Has anyone on here ever flown on a scheduled helicopter flight with KallaxFlyg in (very) northern Sweden to/from Kvikkjokk or Nikkaluotka on the Kungsleden ? I've been looking into it... and it seems like one of these rides combined with a bit of hiking in July or August might be rather good fun. I ...

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by davidjohnson6
Wed Jun 22, 2022 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YVR and FIFA World Cup 2026
Replies: 15
Views: 2515

Re: YVR and FIFA World Cup 2026

What games is Vancouver hosting ? Some games will see relatively few travelling supporters... others will see 50,000 or (possibly) 100,000 I would guess that of the games Canada hosts... the big ones will probably be somewhere in Toronto or Montreal... meaning Vancouver will likely host something in...

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by davidjohnson6
Tue Jun 21, 2022 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow airport Monday blues.
Replies: 8
Views: 3178

Re: Heathrow airport Monday blues.

Having your luggage properly labeled with personal contact details should be what everyone ought to do. If your home address is publicly available on the Internet because of regulatory reasons (eg you are a director of a company in some countries), it's a great way for telling thieves which home to...

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by davidjohnson6
Mon Jun 20, 2022 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 31
Views: 6768

Re: BER News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Air travel in Europe is now very close to levels in 2019.... sufficiently close that many airports in Europe cannot cope with the number of flights that airlines would like to operate... and that includes BER T1 and T2 both feel busy... so what are the chances now of T5 (ie the old Schoenefeld) reop...

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by davidjohnson6
Mon Jun 20, 2022 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 397
Views: 79492

Re: Nordic Aviation Thread - 2022

It seems Orebro airport has bought 9 million SEK worth of advertising from Ryanair. There are questions as to whether Ryanair would or would not have opened a route from Orebro to London without this advertising purchase. Various people interested in ensuring companies act within compeition rules h...

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by davidjohnson6
Mon Jun 20, 2022 4:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Invasion of North of Syria by Turkish forces...will likely start soon...
Replies: 38
Views: 2434

Re: Invasion of North of Syria by Turkish forces...will likely start soon...

The Middle East has been unstable for decades. Something will happen in the region sooner or later, and NATO or the USA will suddenly find Incirlik particularly useful again

Separately, the Montreux Convention is having an influence on the war in Ukraine by virtue of the powers granted to Turkey

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by davidjohnson6
Mon Jun 20, 2022 2:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Invasion of North of Syria by Turkish forces...will likely start soon...
Replies: 38
Views: 2434

Re: Invasion of North of Syria by Turkish forces...will likely start soon...

Aesma wrote:
The question is rather, do we really need Turkey in NATO ? Turkey causing issues with Greece, Cyprus, Libya, and now Kurds ?

I refer you to Incirlik air base and the Montreux Convention

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by davidjohnson6
Sun Jun 19, 2022 10:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Invasion of North of Syria by Turkish forces...will likely start soon...
Replies: 38
Views: 2434

Re: Invasion of North of Syria by Turkish forces...will likely start soon...

I was hoping to visit the Zeugma mosaic museum in Gaziantep in southern Turkey and try the famed local cuisine. The civil war in Syria seemed to be going quieter and this year seemed like a good time to the region. Maybe best to defer it to another year

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by davidjohnson6
Sun Jun 19, 2022 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AMS putting a limit on international passenger traffic through the airport
Replies: 71
Views: 12694

Re: AMS putting a limit on international passenger traffic through the airport

London Heathrow and Frankfurt seem to be coping far better than Amsterdam Schiphol at the moment. I say this having flown out of both LHR and FRA as a locally originating passenger in the last week, and from AMS in late April (when summer beach demand had not yet started but before the early May peak)

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by davidjohnson6
Sat Jun 18, 2022 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 108
Views: 16146

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread - 2022

HA-LWY, HA-LPJ, HA-LPM and HA-LWS all have their last movement on FR24 as being late in the evening of 23 Feb, landing in IEV or LWO
Strongly suggests they are still in Kyiv or Lviv

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by davidjohnson6
Fri Jun 17, 2022 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick to cut summer flights to ease pressure.
Replies: 8
Views: 2896

Re: Gatwick to cut summer flights to ease pressure.

I don’t know why the airlines don’t do some super flexible part time scheme where people can earn some extra money and free flights There is a significant cost to an employer (be it either airline or airport) in hiring an employee and getting them to the stage of being useful, competent and authori...

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by davidjohnson6
Fri Jun 17, 2022 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AMS putting a limit on international passenger traffic through the airport
Replies: 71
Views: 12694

Re: AMS putting a limit on international passenger traffic through the airport

Large numbers of people in Moldova, the country in Europe with lowest incomes, have a Romanian passport and are thus eligible to work at Amsterdam Schiphol airport without any kind of immigration paperwork or guest worker scheme. I don't see a huge number of Moldova residents being hired at AMS thou...

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by davidjohnson6
Fri Jun 17, 2022 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger dies after leaving easyJet flight at LGW
Replies: 30
Views: 6507

Re: Passenger dies after leaving easyJet flight at LGW

There are hints elsewhere on the web that this happened on the escalators to the very high Skybridge at North terminal.... the escalators there are indeed very tall, being high enough to go in a single escalator ride over the tail of an A380 Is anyone able to confirm if this is or is not the locatio...

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by davidjohnson6
Fri Jun 17, 2022 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AMS putting a limit on international passenger traffic through the airport
Replies: 71
Views: 12694

Re: AMS putting a limit on international passenger traffic through the airport

Just to be clear, the proposed flight reduction measure only affects DEPARTING passengers who require security checks. All TRANSFER passengers, who depart from 'trusted' security airports, do not require security checks at AMS and can transfer at their leisure. Therefore network carriers like AF/KL...

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by davidjohnson6
Thu Jun 16, 2022 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AMS putting a limit on international passenger traffic through the airport
Replies: 71
Views: 12694

Re: AMS putting a limit on international passenger traffic through the airport

I agree that Schiphol Group is 92% owned by Dutch Govt... but when the company took over JFK T4, the company did not advertise itself as an arm of the Dutch Govt. If a majority state owned company needs soldiers from Govt to run its ordinary business for many months after f***ing up its own core bus...

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by davidjohnson6
Thu Jun 16, 2022 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AMS putting a limit on international passenger traffic through the airport
Replies: 71
Views: 12694

Re: AMS putting a limit on international passenger traffic through the airport

Helping a country's citizens go to the beach is not a reason for the military to exist. You are right. But most Schiphol passengers don't fly to the beach. ;) The Dutch military have to draw a line as to when they can be called upon to help... if not one might call on them to help if local bus comp...

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