Train from Vienna to Zagreb takes forever. Laughable to suggest this is acceptable to business travelers instead of a flight. But this is what you get if Virtue Signaling is more important than common sense. Losing a day on a train is not acceptable for a North American VFR traveler either. Time is...Jump to post
The Polish community is more established (eg they have bought houses/appartments) and has moved up the wealth chain instead. The Romanian community is more recent, less established (eg renting accommodation instead of owning) and doing the lower skilled lower income jobs. Any actual data to support...Jump to post
I wonder if the funding is coming from CARES act whilst they are planning to fire employees... That will be a shame if true.... Since the CARES act money doesn’t even cover the cost of payroll they need to keep on through September 30th in exchange for that money, I would say no, the CARES act fund...Jump to post
The pace always confused me. The relatively few E2 sales during the negotiations certainly reduced the enthusiasm. Lightsaber Indeed, just imagine Airbus doing the same with the C-Series. Deal taking 24 months to complete and then along the way Airbus complaining that US regulators are killing DL o...Jump to post
Confluence of factors in my view: The lack of a scope compliant E2, Boeing cash position, Brazilian political situation, and finally COVID-19. nah, this Boeing being overly cautious in making anything happen and dragging their feet + being in a really bad cash position due to 737 MAX, it's like tak...Jump to post
Help me understand why one UK airline with a billionaire owner is worthy of saving in your opinion, but another isn’t? :confused: EasyJet innovates while VS replicates (British Airways). I am not in the Europe scene when it comes to aviation for some time now but I wanted to know, genuinely, what k...Jump to post
The issues you point out are just a few of many flaws and fallacies in the above post as well as the article posted by the OP. They make everything sound so simple when in fact nothing could be further from the truth. Ask anyone in the medical profession about the idea and they will laugh out loud ...Jump to post
But, why wouldn't air traffic return to normal after the virus outbreak is over? In Europe most governments are pouring money into their economies to keep businesses 'alive' till they can reopen again after the crises. I'm sure the US economy will also get incentivises. I don't get it either and I ...Jump to post
are we past the "X" will never be allowed to happen phase?Jump to post
Yeah in any case there is Chapter 11. What I wonder is if Trump would order massive amounts of KC-46s or something like that. But realistically that wouldn't really help. it is feasible to carve out all the defense programs and only save that they could effectively let the commercial business die o...Jump to post
English is not my first language but why is nobody questioning the term "punching"?
what he is doing looks a lot like "tapping"
if he was actually PUNCHING her eyeglasses would be flying through the cabin
steady eddie wrote:whats with all the mess on the 'A' that looks like a load of tiny text, surely could have been better placed. looks like the decal is falling off from a distance
You do realize that on most flights, even those taking place during daylight hours, flight attendants will insist that the window shades stay closed for almost the entire trip so people can sleep and watch the seatback entertainment. So. In a way we're already flying in dark windowless tubes. I've ...Jump to post
MIflyer12 wrote:RalXWB wrote:A failed program? You are right, only 600 Sold so far. Boeing is the winner? If it makes you feel better.
Programs that don't make money, yes, are loser programs, irrespective of backlog.
To hell with this. I won't be flying on anything that does not have windows (not screens). Exactly! And we thought 10 across was bad...LOL You do realize that on most flights, even those taking place during daylight hours, flight attendants will insist that the window shades stay closed for almost ...Jump to post
maybe they can exchange 9th freedom rights for chlorinated chickenJump to post
What is going to prevent the 787 from having a freight model toward the end of this decade? It is not that much larger than a 767, it is and will have the most up to date engines. The wings are a little on the big size for parking (could the tips be folded?). It also is and will be fairly cheaply p...Jump to post
I asked EK if they'd waive their normal refund fee for flights because of the current circumstances but unfortunately, that was rejected. I have a flight with them soon and they still overfly Iraq most of all their routes from DXB to Western Europe even though Iraq is regarded as the highest level ...Jump to post
I have one question. Given this was deeply in Iran territory, why would Iran military use some mobile radar and such (according to news, US intelligence detected radar turning on). Shouldn't they have some stationary radars around the country and these would be active all the time. Why use this mob...Jump to post
I’ve seen the alleged rocket impact video. Well... the bang was very loud, the rocket sound non existing. There needs to be some sort of rocket engine sound prior to the bang. For somebody who has never heard a SAM, the sound, the noise would catch your attention. Especially when out at night in re...Jump to post
LH600 returning to FRA. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/lh600#2377a7a5 Hello all, I saw LH600 to Tehran making a turnaround above Bucharest airports? Are there any non speculative info as to why they decided on the U turn to FRA? :eek: Thanks. maybe trying to prevent being shot down by s...Jump to post
LH600 looks to have made a common sense decision based on information available.
What is actually intriguing is all the Qatar and Emirates planes flying all over Iranian air space. Why would they risk it?
It's still odd that Iran has been so open about the situation, allowing pictures and inviting Ukrainian investigators. Could it be that the communication between Iranian authorities is so bad that they did not know they shot it down in the first few hours after the crash? Maybe the military was supe...Jump to post
The plane being shot down is an obvious possibility considering the circumstances however it seems like the shameless gas lighting from Boeing fanboys has already begun. If Iran was indeed to blame they could have easily kept absolute secrecy but there are encouraging signs that they are willing to ...Jump to post
meanwhile you are almost guaranteed to not fly a MAX with EasyJet and Wizz AirJump to post
So how far would an XLR go in full 240 seat Cebu configuration? ~4300nm, or however far they get before Passengers revolt and rather crash their plane. best regards Thomas How is that even relevant in this thread? People can fly with another airlines if they dont like Cebu and their planes. They ca...Jump to post
Interesting quote from a new Bloomberg article on production shut down: The pace of work will be determined supplier by supplier, rather than halted across the board, said the Boeing official, who asked not to be named because discussions are confidential. The company doesn’t want to lose capacity ...Jump to post
if you fit the smaller engines on the frames .... even if they are a little bit larger than the NG variant .... you do not need to move the engines in front and you do not need those problematic 737MAX nacells. The wings and fuselage join up would have been sized for the heavier engines. Lighter en...Jump to post
I wonder why Boeing has not reverted to producing B737NG's and decided to suspend the production entirely. Because Boeing has filled (almost) all orders for NGs and cannot build more MAXes until it has a better understanding of when the return to service can be expected. Please take the time to und...Jump to post
I didn't realize Spirit had gone to a 4-day work week with the grounding: https://leehamnews.com/2019/12/17/minimum-3-6-month-737-max-production-shutdown-seen/ That link notes this is a 3 to 6 month shutdown. The link also notes Boeing hasn't communicated with vendors yet. I suspect Boeing wants to...Jump to post
Yeah and then terrorists or fugitives are going to board under John Smith names and there is no way of knowing who they really are. Personally, I think that this should stop immediately and that every ID needs to be checked, as required. Ryanair says that they can get fined for 5000 Euro's if a mat...Jump to post
carbon offset fees do not reduce carbon emissions, they only ease the guilt by paying a small free of appeasement. if the trend continues to all airlines, there will be this huge fund of goodness and no change to carbon production. That^^^^^^right there. It's money scam. it's a lot like indulgences...Jump to post
all credibility flew out the window when he mentioned hyperloop Then again they are going to build a full size test track in the near future, Hardt Hyperloop is one of the leading innovators in that business and they are centred in Delft. One of the talked option is a test track in Flevoland combin...Jump to post
Is there any new mid size engine coming up that would make a step change cost improvement possible for a clean sheet small Boeing? Could just a brand new (CFRP?) new small airframe with A220/A321neo-generation engines be cost competitive versus high rate production Airbuses? If Boeing should end th...Jump to post
Shouldn't this be an easy task for boeing? Make an aircraft the size of B737-800 and B757-200. But combined them into a single family. And then let Embraer took over the 150 seat market with E195-E2. And voila, you got a winner. Boeing hasn't built a clean sheet airplane without running into years ...Jump to post
Blerg wrote:If RO launches these flights, who stands to lose the most? OS? TK? LH? LO?
BRU and AMS may be the only two major airports in the world which are directly connected by high speed / semi-fast speed rail. I'm not aware of any other. As mentioned further up in the thread CDG has its own HSR station and LYS, although not a "major airport", too. Indeed, seems to be a ...Jump to post
It would be terribly inefficient to start building check-in facilities at all major train stations within reach of the airport. Sure, KLM could start opening facilities in Rotterdam, Delft, Utrecht, The Hague HS and Central, Eindhoven, Groningen, Maastricht, Cologne, Antwerp, Brussels, Paris etc. bu...Jump to post
There are five daily flights. They’re cutting one flight to leave four. There are few if any O&D passengers going through security to take those flights. They’re filled with connecting passengers. But going from BRU to AMS to connect at AMS, you do have to go through security first before board...Jump to post
Looks like KLM was serious about its carbon emission reduction aims. It plans to reduce from five daily to four through a partner ship with NS Dutch Railways. Not that serious really. This was easy pickings and passengers have figured it out by themselves ever since the BRU train station opened a f...Jump to post
This is actually ridiculous. Antwerpen - London is prime territory for high speed rail. Goes against the vision of less regional air travel and less flying overall due to CO2. Which KLM has recently preached. Probably less than 10% of EU citizens have such a good access to high speed rail as they ha...Jump to post
'Europe' doesn't have an extensive HSR network. A few, actually just Germany and France , countries does have a good network, and some have a few lines here and there. But it's not what anybody would label 'extensive'. Spain has the longest HSR network (including U/C with a number of new segments d...Jump to post