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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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
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
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
If you're going to go planespotting at Heathrow, you probably want to go to Myrtle Avenue
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 flightsJump to post
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/...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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?
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...Jump to post
TUGMASTER wrote:Any input from members greatly received.
Current LX A340 short haul routes ex ZRH…???
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
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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
Aesma wrote:The question is rather, do we really need Turkey in NATO ? Turkey causing issues with Greece, Cyprus, Libya, and now Kurds ?
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 yearJump to post
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)Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post