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by ro1960
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French routes news thread
Replies: 340
Views: 62637

Re: French routes news thread

The fith route will be Nantes - Nice 4x weekly replacing AF ORY - BIQ 19x per week NTE - MRS 10x NTE - TLS 10x NTE - MPL 5x ORY-BIQ currently sees 4 daily AF flight down from 6 or 7 pre-covid so that's quiet the reduction really. I'm afraid replacing Hop! ERJs with larger capacity Transavia 737s wi...

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by ro1960
Sun Aug 30, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 355
Views: 57519

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

Can anyone tell me where I can find a complete set of statistics on the number of travelers from Paris (CDG/ORY) to destinations all over the world (non-stop and connecting flights)? I am particularly interested in knowing what potential destinations AF could fly to, but actually doesn't. I know an...

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by ro1960
Sat Aug 29, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 499
Views: 248856

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

Hungary to close borders over rise in coronavirus infections

Exceptions for the ban on entry for foreigners would apply to military convoys and for humanitarian transit, as well as business or diplomatic travel.

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by ro1960
Fri Aug 28, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 499
Views: 248856

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

Poland Re-Introduces Ban On Flights From 46 Countries Poland will ban flights from 46 countries, including the United States, Israel, Mexico, Brazil, France and Spain, as of Sept 2, according to a draft regulation published on Thursday, as the country grapples with a spike in coronavirus infections.

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by ro1960
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Shortest runway airports with regular A380 service
Replies: 8
Views: 2118

Re: Shortest runway airports with regular A380 service

NCE has (or had) daily EK A380 service. Its longest runway, 04R/22L is 2 960 m (9 711 ft). Here's a video of one take-off.

Sometimes 04L/22R (2 570 m/8 432 ft) is used: Video.

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by ro1960
Tue Aug 25, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 499
Views: 248856

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

Germany issues travel warning for Paris area, French Riviera

People entering Germany who have spent time in a risk area at any point within 14 days prior to arrival will be subject to a mandatory COVID-19 test and may be subject to self-quarantine depending on regional rules.

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by ro1960
Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LCY to pause terminal expansion plans
Replies: 43
Views: 4173

Re: LCY to pause terminal expansion plans

The train takes around an hour, with crossrail it will only take around 40 minutes. On a good day at Heathrow in 40 minutes you'll make it from T5C to the baggage hall. The appeal of LCY is 40 minutes after on chocks you're in the office. Crossrail won't remove that appeal. I second that. Plus Cros...

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by ro1960
Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet to close crew bases at Stansted, Southend and Newcastle
Replies: 46
Views: 8437

Re: easyJet to close crew bases at Stansted, Southend and Newcastle

Can't understand why they can't operate into places that are from other bases . The loss of gva will be a big loss for ski traffic They're closing the crew bases but from what I understand they will still operate routes from other bases to STN and NCL: "London Stansted and Newcastle will remai...

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by ro1960
Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet to close crew bases at Stansted, Southend and Newcastle
Replies: 46
Views: 8437

Re: easyJet to close crew bases at Stansted, Southend and Newcastle

Discontinued routes previously served by EasyJet in January 2020 STN: Bilbao, Cagliari, Edinburgh, Geneva, Glasgow, Hurghada, Ljubljana, Lyon, Munich, Naples, Nice, Palma de Mallorca, Paris Charles de Gaule, Prague and Tel Aviv SEN: Alicante, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Budapest, Corvera, Faro, Geneva, La...

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by ro1960
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VietJet's A321 skids off runway in SGN
Replies: 27
Views: 9448

Re: VietJet's A321 skids off runway in SGN

What's Airbus' SOP for a runway overrun/incident like this? Looks like the evacuation slides have not been deployed, but the flaps and spoilers are still extended? I know for the B737, the flaps are fully extended to assist pax egress from the overwing emergency exits (should an emergency evacuatio...

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by ro1960
Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 355
Views: 57519

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

Blerg wrote:
- In Lyon, Air France will consolidate its position by developing the HOP! and Transavia France.

What was the case until now? Only HOP!?


I think it refers to Transavia operating domestic routes. Currently they don’t and the plan is that they take over some operated by AF and Hop!

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by ro1960
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 499
Views: 248856

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

Hop! to cut 1000 jobs:

The management of AF regional branch is expected to confirm on Wednesday the reduction of flights by 40% by 2023 and a reduction of the workforce of nearly 50%.

Article in French

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by ro1960
Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle Thread
Replies: 124
Views: 15366

Re: The Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle Thread

A very nice lineup at LHR in 1970 (photo from the Heathrow Classic Movements group on FB): https://scontent-ams4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/116017786_1604979639661492_4148962986357356276_n.jpg?_nc_cat=100&_nc_sid=825194&_nc_ohc=fYEH7dOf0yAAX_vfr3L&_nc_ht=scontent-ams4-1.xx&oh=9b880fdd56...

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by ro1960
Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 355
Views: 57519

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

Air France has reached a tentative deal with its pilots to transfer some domestic services to low-cost subsidiary Transavia. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-air-france-klm-restructuring/air-france-pilots-in-draft-deal-on-low-cost-domestic-flights-idUSKCN24L24Y Deal reported will allow Transavia ...

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by ro1960
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comet: why no front left door?
Replies: 8
Views: 2614

Re: Comet: why no front left door?

Sorry I should have been more specific. Boarding actually took place though the front right door as well. So my question is why a front right door and not a left door? https://www.airteamimages.com/pics/230/230447_800.jpg A video from "Are you being served" with boarding the front right do...

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by ro1960
Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comet: why no front left door?
Replies: 8
Views: 2614

Comet: why no front left door?

I never noticed that the Comet didn't have a front left door until a recent post on FB. I couldn't find any info on the net or here in a thread. Anyone can shed a light on this?

Thank you.

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by ro1960
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 355
Views: 57519

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

Some AF A380s at LDE along with some other big boys. https://scontent-vie1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/107378312_2953125288149108_5295421695195592256_n.jpg?_nc_cat=106&_nc_sid=07e735&_nc_ohc=DhbQAGhIwVEAX_SgSev&_nc_ht=scontent-vie1-1.xx&oh=d53747e47cd5715357de6c981c8be4b1&oe=5F29DFFF

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by ro1960
Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 355
Views: 57519

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

Orly reopened after 3-months with first flight operated by Transavia to Porto Extinction Rebellion activists stormed the runway. How they managed to enter the airfield perimeter? Specially after "The activists warned the airport's security 20 minutes before they stormed the runway"! Clima...

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by ro1960
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 355
Views: 57519

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

[quote="ro1960"]Interesting news today:
France domestic flight ban will apply to low-cost airlines


I'm reposting as the link was mistyped.

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by ro1960
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 355
Views: 57519

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

Interesting news today: France domestic flight ban will apply to low-cost airlines Which raises a question: How will that fare with the EU rules? Will Brussels reject the French government's law? It's based on environmental concerns so it shouldn't concern anti-trust regulators (environmental const...

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by ro1960
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 355
Views: 57519

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

Interesting news today:
France domestic flight ban will apply to low-cost airlines

Which raises a question:
How will that fare with the EU rules? Will Brussels reject the French government's law?

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by ro1960
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't the AN225 have passenger service?
Replies: 46
Views: 9075

Re: Why doesn't the AN225 have passenger service?

I was wondering exactly that question... I was thinking, obviously pre-covid 19, why wouldn't Aeroflot for example, or other Russian airlines, use the An-225 in passenger service? At the very least, they could claim having the largest airplane in history in service, topping both 747 and A380 user a...

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by ro1960
Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle Thread
Replies: 124
Views: 15366

Re: The Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle Thread

The older one, in French, is from 1962 and it is - what we would call today - a trip report of a SABENA Caravelle flight from Brussels to Madrid, on to Lisbon and then to Las Palmas. It is called " Sabena Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle Travelogue - 1962 ". There are many impressions of the...

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by ro1960
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle Thread
Replies: 124
Views: 15366

Re: The Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle Thread

Contrary to most European airlines who moved towards the DC-9 and the 737, Air France kept the Caravelle in its fleet into the late 80s. Something to do with the government not allowing AF to buy the 737 just yet (not sure). As a matter of fact, Air France retired the Caravelle in 1981, but would o...

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by ro1960
Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle Thread
Replies: 124
Views: 15366

Re: The Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle Thread

What a great idea this thread is. Thanks @VirginFLyer. The Caravelle has been a big part of my childhood as my mom worked as a cabin cleaner at NCE in the 1960s (hence my avatar photo). Occasionally she would take me to spend the day at work with her and I was lucky to approach many of the type befo...

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by ro1960
Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle Thread
Replies: 124
Views: 15366

Re: The Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle Thread

Anyone knows why the main door is on the right? I believe it is because the door on the left is part of the cargo door on the Series 11R - it appears it may not go all the way to floor level. This photo shows it well: 145451 V/F Thanks. Indeed you see the outline of the cargo door. Was there many c...

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by ro1960
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle Thread
Replies: 124
Views: 15366

Re: The Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle Thread

Max Q wrote:
If I remember correctly, early versions used a braking parachute after landing


Only on the models with no reversers. Used only on wet runways I believe, though.

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by ro1960
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle Thread
Replies: 124
Views: 15366

Re: The Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle Thread

A nice video of one of the later Caravelle operational flights to Libreville, in 1999. https://youtu.be/TT3vioHx1g4 I plan to make 282 posts over the course of this thread :bigthumbsup: Nice video indeed. Love the detail shots and the landing! Anyone knows why the main door is on the right?

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by ro1960
Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets
Replies: 176
Views: 16643

Re: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets

Is the railway system really that competitive in Europe? I remember some years ago I had to travel to northern Netherlands (Franker) and then to the south (Maastricht). Both times I flew into AMS from where I took a train to my final destination. Personally, it was horrible with so many stops, chan...

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by ro1960
Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets
Replies: 176
Views: 16643

Re: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets

This is nonsense form the Green Party of Austria. This will benefit Bratislava. LH might not want to continue with the OS brand. And people will not want to travel to Vienna for a weekend getaway. LCC's will definitely go for Bratislava as far as Vienna goes. With regards to other destinations such...

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by ro1960
Thu May 21, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 499
Views: 248856

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

AF announce their A380s will leave the fleet, effective immediately.

https://www.deplacementspros.com/actualites/air-france-abandonne-la380-plus-tot-que-prevu

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by ro1960
Tue May 12, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 499
Views: 248856

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

Transat Cancels Flights Through June as COVID-19 Crisis Continues

“Customers with departure dates for flights or vacation packages between March 17th and June 25th are eligible to receive a future travel credit in the value of the original amount paid,”

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by ro1960
Mon May 11, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 499
Views: 248856

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

All Transavia flights from or to France are canceled until June 25.

https://www.transavia.com/fr-FR/coronavirus/

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by ro1960
Sun May 10, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - May 2020
Replies: 184
Views: 25333

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

American Airlines is resuming flights to continental Europe for the first time since the coronavirus shut down by launching daily nonstop service from DFW to MAD. https://www.star-telegram.com/news/business/aviation/american-airlines/article242522401.html Strange move as both countries are amongst ...

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by ro1960
Sun May 10, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France planes' names
Replies: 71
Views: 13239

Re: Air France planes' names

WayexTDI wrote:
ro1960 wrote:
All the Breguet Deux-Ponts BR-763 were named "Provence"! :D

Well, it was the aircraft model that was named Breguet Br 763 Provence, not an Air France naming scheme; even if all 12 produced went to Air France.


I knew that hence the smiley.

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by ro1960
Sat May 09, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France planes' names
Replies: 71
Views: 13239

Re: Air France planes' names

All the Breguet Deux-Ponts BR-763 were named "Provence"! :D

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by ro1960
Sat May 09, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France planes' names
Replies: 71
Views: 13239

Re: Air France planes' names

Back in the day, the 707s were Chateaux I know, and Caravelles were Departements I think? The Caravelles had French Province names (current and historical ones). Wikipedia has a very extensive list of all AF aircraft with regs and names. https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liste_des_avions_d%27Air_France

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by ro1960
Sat May 09, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France planes' names
Replies: 71
Views: 13239

Re: Air France planes' names

F-GKXI was christened ROISSY EN FRANCE, First Airbus 320-200 to receive a name. It is safe to say that all Airbus planes are getting French cities names. Actually F-GFKJ bore the name "Pays de Roissy CDG" with the retro livery. Before that it was named "Copenhague". Scrapped in ...

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by ro1960
Fri May 08, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Person killed by plane on runway at Austin
Replies: 97
Views: 25398

Re: Person killed by plane on runway at Austin

A human did that damage to a landing airceaft?! Wow! Ever seen what happens to a car if you hit a deer (~100kg) at 100km/h. You can be lucky if the car is not totalled. So depending how fast the aircraft was, this is a relatively small damage or the nacelle is really sturdy. Here's what happens whe...

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by ro1960
Fri May 08, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Spanish Air Force A400M damaged following a bird strike
Replies: 4
Views: 2195

Spanish Air Force A400M damaged following a bird strike

Sorry if this was posted before but I didn't find it with the search engine.

Impressive damage to the hull for birds strike.

https://twitter.com/breakingavnews/status/1258690874264993792

Image

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by ro1960
Thu May 07, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 355
Views: 57519

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

This has been discussed further up the thread. :-) Sorry! I'm following one too many AFKL threads. They don't need to have feeder flights into CDG if there are alternatives by train. Changing planes and changing trains at the same airport isn't a major difference, except if you need to carry a lot ...

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by ro1960
Thu May 07, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 355
Views: 57519

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

PANAMsterdam wrote:

factsonly wrote:
- A drastic reduction in all domestic routes on which there is an alternative by train lasting less than 2 hours and 30 minutes (except for flights feeding Paris-CDG)


This has been discussed further up the thread. :-)

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by ro1960
Thu May 07, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 355
Views: 57519

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

"The Air France-KLM group suffered the first effects of the Covid-19 on its traffic with a net loss of 1.8 billion euros in the first quarter."
Article in French

Also AF to open talks with unions in June about job cuts.
Air France job cuts set to test CEO Smith's consensual style

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by ro1960
Thu May 07, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 499
Views: 248856

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

CEOs of airlines operating at ORY (TX, XK, CE, SS, BF, B0, LV and TO) ask for a reopening of ORY on June 26.

Article in French

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by ro1960
Mon May 04, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 355
Views: 57519

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-52527517 A French government plan to rescue Air France is contingent on the carrier scrapping domestic flights, the country's economy minister has said. I usually place BBC high on the media scale but here they got it wrong. What Le Maire said: "Without ...

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by ro1960
Sat May 02, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 355
Views: 57519

Re: Air France May Have To Permanently Cut Domestic Service by Half to Get Aid

[ 11. AF was really hitting all cylinders before COVID with strong profits in last quarter of 2019. and for the year I think AFKL made 1.2 billion euros. Hard to imagine socialists can make money, pay workers fairly, invest in reducing carbon foot print, and have a good product. I'm no financial ex...

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by ro1960
Fri May 01, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 355
Views: 57519

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

There's a difference between deleting and limiting. The media and Bruno Lemaire relayed the information that the lines were going to be closed. However, it was only decided that ticket sales to destinations within 2h30 by TGV would no longer be possible for point-to-point, but that connecting passe...

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by ro1960
Fri May 01, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 355
Views: 57519

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

Small correction: "only three AF domestic routes DO have a 2h30 train alternative" For the moment, these routes would be the most affected by the new rule. Indeed. Thanks for the correction. AFAIK out of these, only LYS could be axed with a TGV leaving directly from CDG airport. Hence the...

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