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by berari
Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LH to restructucture SN
Replies: 156
Views: 31524

Re: Updated: LH to restructucture SN

I always thought ET flew to much more Euro destinations than they actually do according to Wikipedia. Pretty limited offer to Europe all in all. And as such it indeed doesn't overlap much with SN. ET covers a good chunk of large/capital cities in Europe, primarily in western Europe. Impressive in i...

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by berari
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian B77F on fire at PVG
Replies: 93
Views: 29249

Re: Ethiopian B77F on fire at PVG

The airline posted an update on their Facebook page stating: Although proper investigation has been started by the country of occurrence and the country of registration and operation, preliminary information revealed that in the final preparation for taxi out, fire was detected in the main deck. The...

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by berari
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are Air Canada’s A220S flying below 30,000 ft?
Replies: 38
Views: 10259

Re: Why are Air Canada’s A220S flying below 30,000 ft?

What does it mean to the flights? How is performance or flight time affected, if any?

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by berari
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 86
Views: 8097

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2020

Ethiopian Cargo is adding one 77F, three converted 767Fs and two converted 737Fs to its fleet. No details, but my suspicion for the latter is that they are going to convert their owned 767s to freighters, and possibly the same with 737s.

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by berari
Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Frankfurt airport: what happened to it on Google Maps?
Replies: 38
Views: 5648

Frankfurt airport: what happened to it on Google Maps?

https://www.google.com/maps/@50.0379556 ... a=!3m1!1e3
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This is quite an eerie sight: no planes at Frankfurt Airport on this google maps satellite view.

https://www.google.com/maps/@50.0379556 ... a=!3m1!1e3

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by berari
Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LH to restructucture SN
Replies: 156
Views: 31524

Re: Reports: LH might let SN file for bankruptcy

It doesn't need to close if SN would be gone. DHL will still be there just like all the other airlines. Moreover, one can wonder if DHL is not more important than SN as having a logistics hub in your country has a lot of value for logistics companies and manufacturers.. I was intrigued to see how f...

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by berari
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 86
Views: 8097

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2020

Imagine if Kenya clawed back on ET's 4x per week frequency into Nairobi in the name of supporting its own airline? Until September, it seems that ET will fully enjoy a profitable monopoly on the ADD-NBO route ( when borders will open) as Kenya Airways now expects international passenger flights to ...

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by berari
Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 86
Views: 8097

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2020

B747-437B wrote:
berari wrote:
Within Africa, LOS, CPT and of late ACC saw the 77W


ACC has never seen the 77W in scheduled service. It has been exclusively A350 for the last multiple years.


My bad, the 77Ws were scheduled to start with Summer 2020 schedule and were published as such. Yes, A350s for the last few years.

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by berari
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 86
Views: 8097

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2020

As I look through Ethiopian Airlines fleet, what's flying and what's parked, I can't help but put my speculative hat on just for the sake of it. Current demand has the following aircraft parked: A350: 2 parked out of total 14, with additional two awaiting delivery from Airbus B73s: 15 parked out of...

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by berari
Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 86
Views: 8097

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2020

A news that Berari will appreciate for sure :smile: "Ethiopian Airlines in early discussions on potential partnership with Air Mauritius" How did I miss this? And to think of it, what would ET gain from this unless it intends to feed its hub at ADD, which is in competition with what Air M...

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by berari
Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 86
Views: 8097

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2020

As I look through Ethiopian Airlines fleet, what's flying and what's parked, I can't help but put my speculative hat on just for the sake of it. Current demand has the following aircraft parked: A350: 2 parked out of total 14, with additional two awaiting delivery from Airbus B73s: 15 parked out of ...

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by berari
Mon May 25, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Maintaining service so as to not lose frequencies
Replies: 3
Views: 1034

Maintaining service so as to not lose frequencies

Are there any airlines that are operating services in order to maintain the frequencies into cities/countries where securing these rights has historically been hard? I know that LHR for example has relaxed rules somewhat, but there are some protectionist countries/authorities out there that could ta...

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by berari
Tue May 19, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: LAX In In Out
Replies: 12
Views: 3510

Re: LAX In In Out

The spirit of a.nutters. In&Out and Dockweiler are special spots around LAX. Even Manhattan from a distance while enjoying the beach and the quaint feel it has.

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by berari
Fri May 08, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GECAS Cancels 69 737 MAX Orders
Replies: 17
Views: 7079

Re: GECAS Cancels 69 737 MAX Orders

Here’s the problem: the delay of 12 months or more means airlines can get their deposits back. A temptation, given cratering traffic, that many will not be able to resist. (The Max’s sole advantage over a refurbished 737NG, fuel economy, is also severely undermined by cratering fuel prices.) Is tha...

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by berari
Wed May 06, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Mauritius enters administration
Replies: 22
Views: 8352

Re: Air Mauritius enters administration

Moments of crisis bring about some great shifts. Talks are underway with the government of Mauritius about the revival of the island nation’s state carrier, which was put into administration last month, Ethiopian [Airlines] Chief Executive Officer Tewolde GebreMariam said in an interview on Tuesday....

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by berari
Tue May 05, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada announced for Q1 2020 a $1.05B loss + retirement of 79 older aircraft
Replies: 165
Views: 26839

Re: Air Canada announced for Q1 2020 a $1.05B loss + retirement of 79 older aircraft

Any chance they get rid of Rogue entirely? I would think they could keep the Air Transat name which might work better since it hasn't been associated with Air Canada in the past. Lots of customers who flew on Rogue thought they were booking Air Canada and than got a nasty surprise. Customers have e...

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by berari
Tue May 05, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada announced for Q1 2020 a $1.05B loss + retirement of 79 older aircraft
Replies: 165
Views: 26839

Re: Air Canada announced for Q1 2020 a $1.05B loss + retirement of 79 older aircraft

What do you think they’ve been doing with A220s and MAXs?? Whatever AC's plan is for the MAX, they (and all other airlines) which have been knocking on Boeing's doors chasing Boeing on MAX deliveries will for sure not chase after Boeing any more. And imagine the horror for the airlines' CEOs if Boe...

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by berari
Fri May 01, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An Avianca plane lands in Tokyo for the very first time
Replies: 12
Views: 3184

Re: An Avianca plane lands in Tokyo for the very first time

LAN is doing PVG-SYD right now, expecting to carry on to SCL>

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by berari
Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Mauritius enters administration
Replies: 22
Views: 8352

Re: Air Mauritius enters administration

Maybe Ethiopian will finally be allowed into Mauritius :stirthepot:

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by berari
Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff
Replies: 250
Views: 51902

Re: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff

FlySafair (which only flies domestic routes in South Africa) was delayed in starting scheduled service (it did so with the B738s coming off lease from South African Airways, which were owned by Safair's parent ASL Aviation Group) because it had to restructure its ownership. Safair's first flight to...

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by berari
Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines Ask to Cancel Rule Requiring Refunds When They Cancel
Replies: 18
Views: 1321

Re: Airlines not refunding tickets, offering vouchers

I recall reading about the US DOT requiring airlines to refund customers flying within/to/from US, instead of simply offering vouchers for use over an extended period. Yet I see airlines still showing the voucher only option with free rebooking. I am observing this right now with a trip I am cancel...

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by berari
Sun Apr 19, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines Ask to Cancel Rule Requiring Refunds When They Cancel
Replies: 18
Views: 1321

Airlines not refunding tickets, offering vouchers

I recall reading about the US DOT requiring airlines to refund customers flying within/to/from US, instead of simply offering vouchers for use over an extended period. Yet I see airlines still showing the voucher only option with free rebooking. I am observing this right now with a trip I am canceli...

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by berari
Thu Apr 16, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet Furloughing 1,700 Pilots
Replies: 22
Views: 5471

Re: Westjet Laying off 1,700 Pilots

Public does not know the full story of WJ employees. Options are far more open and not as decisive as OP makes them sound. You mention pilots, but forget the remaining almost 5000 other employees that have been affected far sooner than pilots... The topic was about pilots specifically. The pilots s...

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by berari
Sun Apr 12, 2020 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Four Ethiopian 772LRs into MSY today, then nonstop to ADD
Replies: 44
Views: 12404

Re: Four Ethiopian 772LRs into MSY today, then nonstop to ADD

A handful of US bound repatriation flights departed yesterday operated by ET all heading to IAD: 2 from South Africa - Cape Town and Johannesburg (via LFW) 1 from Kinshasa, DRC via Luanda, Angola 1 from N'Djamena, Chad (unsure if this had any other stop) Another leaves today from Cape Town, SA All ...

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by berari
Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Four Ethiopian 772LRs into MSY today, then nonstop to ADD
Replies: 44
Views: 12404

Re: Four Ethiopian 772LRs into MSY today, then nonstop to ADD

They had a 77W do ADD-LFW-CKY-BJL-IAD(?) today. Landing shortly. There's another B788 also going into IAD(?) via a West African point, about an hour behind the first flight.

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by berari
Mon Apr 06, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Four Ethiopian 772LRs into MSY today, then nonstop to ADD
Replies: 44
Views: 12404

Re: Four Ethiopian 772LRs into MSY today, then nonstop to ADD

My understanding is ET is charging a premium for these charters. My sister helps in Peace Corp logistics and she said the flights were not cheap. I imagine that the cost includes transportation and re-positioning of aircraft. Quoting berari (Reply # 23), "ET is using its 77Ls for these repatri...

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by berari
Mon Apr 06, 2020 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Four Ethiopian 772LRs into MSY today, then nonstop to ADD
Replies: 44
Views: 12404

Re: Four Ethiopian 772LRs into MSY today, then nonstop to ADD

All four aircraft carried on to Manila. What's interesting is that ET is using its 77Ls for these repatriation flights almost exclusively. I don't see A350s, B77Ws in these efforts. Aside from range, the B77Ls are all owned, while the rest are a mix of leased and owned, if that means anything in the...

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by berari
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Four Ethiopian 772LRs into MSY today, then nonstop to ADD
Replies: 44
Views: 12404

Re: Four Ethiopian 772LRs into MSY today, then nonstop to ADD

The ones into ORD and IAD are coming in from DUB, ARN and FRA.

Last week they did the same from ORD and IAD to MIA, then flew to ADD and onwards to MNL.

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by berari
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET 500 overflies DUB fuel stop
Replies: 9
Views: 4747

Re: ET 500 overflies DUB fuel stop

Today's arrival at IAD also was a nonstop, on the 77L

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by berari
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat tentatively schedules last A310 service in 2Q20
Replies: 106
Views: 21220

Re: Air Transat tentatively schedules last A310 service in 2Q20

I unexpectedly flew C-GSAT back in November, the first and last time I was on an A310. It was a nice stubby aircraft to be on, and was impressed with the interior that TS had on it.

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by berari
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian irregularities to Washington and Chicago today; + Miami!
Replies: 15
Views: 3140

Re: Ethiopian irregularities to Washington and Chicago today; + Miami!

Are they still doing the Houston service? It would shock me if they were, I never understood why that route was started in the first place. They are still doing the Houston service. A service that makes absolute sense (minus Coronavirus.) ET has been doing quite the charter business lately. The man...

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by berari
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian irregularities to Washington and Chicago today; + Miami!
Replies: 15
Views: 3140

Re: Ethiopian irregularities to Washington and Chicago today; + Miami!

Found an article. Apparently the two Ethiopian flights are transporting healthy cruise ship crews: Healthy crew members who have been stuck on the coronavirus-stricken Costa Favolosa and Costa Magica cruise ships since mid-March finally touched land in Miami Monday on their way home. Dozens of worke...

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by berari
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian irregularities to Washington and Chicago today; + Miami!
Replies: 15
Views: 3140

Re: Ethiopian irregularities to Washington and Chicago today; + Miami!

Guess they were probably empty going so no need for the stop in Ireland, and maybe the addition of MIA was for repatriation? Wes... Fair re: no stop in Ireland. It was expected, however the part where they flew to MIA is odd. Repatriate what/who? It's two B77Ls that went ORD-MIA and IAD-MIA to then...

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by berari
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian irregularities to Washington and Chicago today; + Miami!
Replies: 15
Views: 3140

Ethiopian irregularities to Washington and Chicago today; + Miami!

Ethiopian's flights to Washington DC and Chicago flew nonstop from Addis Ababa, arriving earlier this morning. What's even more interesting is that rather than the flights going back to ADD, they each flew to Miami during the day, and are currently en route to ADD nonstop from MIA. What prompted thi...

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by berari
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian A350 in SLC
Replies: 31
Views: 8924

Re: Ethiopian A350 in SLC

Are the ET flights using a jetway or remote stand in SLC given the construction? I saw a picture that had it by a jetway. Here's one more flight that's in progress, I suspect it's on its way to Kinshasa in the DRC. Then where off to next? I think the Mormon church has people there, but we shall see...

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by berari
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian A350 in SLC
Replies: 31
Views: 8924

Re: Ethiopian A350 in SLC

https://www.flightradar24.com/ETH8841/244735bb
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Here's one more flight that's in progress, I suspect it's on its way to Kinshasa in the DRC. Then where off to next? I think the Mormon church has people there, but we shall see.

https://www.flightradar24.com/ETH8841/244735bb

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by berari
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian A350 in SLC
Replies: 31
Views: 8924

Re: Ethiopian A350 in SLC

ET A350s, especially when demand fell to China, were redeployed to some interesting destinations including ARN. I am looking at this ET flight now, from Montreal Canada to Belo Horizonte in Brazil, having made it to Montreal from ADD via Lusaka and Maputo in Mozambique! https://www.flightradar24.com...

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by berari
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian A350 in SLC
Replies: 31
Views: 8924

Re: Ethiopian A350 in SLC

According to a post in the coronavirus thread, the 788 flew to SLC from JNB, via LFW & IAD. And of course it would have been ferried to JNB from ADD given it was a charter (unless it was already in JNB for some reason). Yes it was ferried to JNB. It wasn't a tag along to existing JNB service. T...

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by berari
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 139
Views: 13208

Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020

ET B777 On route from JNB to SLC via LFW It would be interesting to track these flights on flightradar. does anyone have these links? I've been tracking them. They are ending up at SLC via IAD. Originating from [ADD], JNB, ACC, LFW. The biggest establishment at SLC is the Mormon Church, so I imagin...

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by berari
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian A350 in SLC
Replies: 31
Views: 8924

Re: Ethiopian A350 in SLC

Sitting in F terminal in SLC I noticed a Ethiopian A350 parked in the deice pad. Anyone know what it’s doing here? There is no Ethiopian A350 in SLC. They are in ADD, PVG, FRA, LHR, TYN, NBO. EDIT !! After posting message I saw the OP's reply, tried to delete but of course got a SERVER ERROR or som...

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by berari
Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 139
Views: 13208

Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020

There was a flight from ACC to IAD operated by ET on Mar 23 - departed at about 2AM in the morning. What was this flight for? Ethiopian / Ghana / US government repatriation? https://www.flightradar24.com/2020-03-23/03:45/120x/ETH8506/24418966 Seems there is another scheduled on Tuesday as well. Was...

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by berari
Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 86
Views: 8097

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2020

Alright many more airspace closures coming ... UAE, Ghana.

ET still flies to Italy and China though ... flights out of China have zero seats open into next week.

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by berari
Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 86
Views: 8097

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2020

More cancelations I see for ET: - NBO being reduced from 4x per day to 2x per day as of this weekend - WDH canceled last week per directive from Namibian government - OUA being canceled as of end of this week - KRT canceled as of this week - CAI canceled as of today as Egypt shuts down international...

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by berari
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 86
Views: 8097

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2020

Do you think agreements, a partnership or an - unprobably alliance with some African airlines ( as stipulated a few months ago with KQ, WB or other) would help to recover this situation? KQ shocked the industry when Titus announced his desire to merge with Ethiopian a few years ago. ET smiled and s...

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by berari
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again
Replies: 310
Views: 64170

Re: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again

Sam Choi is an American Airlines lawsuit waiting to happen.

When did he become one that provides financial analysis? Should he not stick to seat recline angles and inside aircraft cabin review videos on YouTube?

Errrybody be an expert up in hurrrr.

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by berari
Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182648

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

The state wouldn't have jurisdiction over the aircraft, would it? Maybe the holding area in the airport? Surely exempt but for practical purposes really shouldn't be if that's the route they're going. Right. I didn't even think about the airport itself. Gate area etc. Kuwait is suspending all fligh...

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by berari
Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182648

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

The governor of Washington state is about to announce ban on gathering of more than 250 people. Does this mean that you can't fill an aircraft with more than 250 people into/out of Washington state?

Food for thought.

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by berari
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 86
Views: 8097

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2020

What do you expect to see as a result of this Coronavirus mayhem that has seen forward bookings tumble? For Ethiopian I suspect: - reduction in frequencies, especially where multiple daily flights exist such as DXB, CAN, TLV, JNB - accelerated exist of B763 from the fleet with reduction in capacity ...

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by berari
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 86
Views: 8097

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2020

Is it true that Ethiopian government is planning to sell a minority stake in Ethiopian Airlines? https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/air-transport/2018-06-11/government-cede-minority-stake-ethiopian-airlines Guys, who do you think will be more likely to purchase a share in ET? This has been tal...

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