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by VolvoBus
Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump: Americans Who Died in War Are ‘Losers’ and ‘Suckers’
Replies: 106
Views: 6357

Re: Trump: Americans Who Died in War Are ‘Losers’ and ‘Suckers’

I liked the quote 'the president drives a lot.' He also chips and putts a lot !.

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by VolvoBus
Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Getting into old music?
Replies: 7
Views: 657

Re: Getting into old music?

Many years ago a guy I worked with tried his best to get me to go see an unknown band he really liked at Tuxedo Junction, a venue about the size of the average convenience store, but I passed. The band's name was... The Smashing Pumpkins. Back in the dim and very distant past, some school-mates of ...

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by VolvoBus
Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Washington Redskins Name Change on the Way?
Replies: 59
Views: 3093

Re: Washington Redskins Name Change on the Way?

They should drop "Washington" as well. Change it to DC. Call them the DC DRAGONS. How about DC Currents ? I think I spelled it correctly,but in view of previous comments regarding the team I am not sure. Slightly off topic, how long until some descendants of immigrants suggest that Notre ...

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by VolvoBus
Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of AirAsia in "Significant Doubt" - auditor Ernst & Young
Replies: 21
Views: 5634

Re: Future of AirAsia in "Significant Doubt" - auditor Ernst & Young

I hope at least the assets exist. Ernst & Young are the auditors who discovered that EUR 1.9 bn (USD 2.1 bn ) they have cheerfully certified in Wirecard AG's accounts for the last 2 years do not exist. One report suggested that they never did.

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by VolvoBus
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fake pilot licenses in Pakistan?
Replies: 59
Views: 13974

Re: Fake pilot licenses in Pakistan?

This topic of falsified licences comes up, regrettably, too frequently. Each time, I wonder, what is the position regarding insurance? Consider if a PK flight crashed at JFK, and it was discovered that one {or possibly both} pilot was not properly qualified. Legal claims would be a smidge higher tha...

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by VolvoBus
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Turning off auto-correct?
Replies: 22
Views: 1149

Re: Turning off auto-correct?

Here's an example: A friend and I were travelling seperately. Anyone not get what I meant? Ehhh... I'm generally okay with the example you give because the words are used correctly but only spelled wrong. It's the easily avoidable grammar mistakes that drive me nuts such as improper use of your / y...

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by VolvoBus
Tue May 26, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pays $62m to Cancel purchase of 4 used A350s from LATAM
Replies: 105
Views: 19789

Re: Delta Pays $62m to Cancel A350 Purchase from LATAM

Another poster,another opinion. My interpretation of the Forbes article is that ,in consideration for DL not taking delivery of the 4 A359s, LATAM would accept DL's undertaking not to cancel the JV and payment of US$ 62m. I imagine both airlines feel the JV is mutually beneficial, and avoids a bankr...

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by VolvoBus
Wed May 20, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 384
Views: 62367

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020

So what’s gonna happen to PAL then? “In its 2019 annual report released only yesterday, PAL Holdings Inc., citing the coronavirus pandemic which has shut down global travel since March 2020, said: “A material uncertainty exists that may cast significant doubt on the Group’s (PAL) ability to continu...

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by VolvoBus
Fri May 01, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia & Vueling secure €1 Bil Spanish gov't loans
Replies: 18
Views: 2524

Re: IAG secures $1.1 billion government backed loan in Spain

Who’s the parent company that holds the shares of both companies? There’s your answer. How they proportion that money is up to them. "The agreement is part of the legal framework established by the Spanish government to mitigate the COVID-19 economic impact" Paragraph 4 of the NYT article...

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by VolvoBus
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 384
Views: 62367

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020

Meanwhile it's just been announced that flights to and from Manila will be temporarily suspended beginning midnight of March 15; can't remember if it's all flights or only domestic or international ones. Domestic travel ban only whether by land, air or sea. The Philippine government is ok if you ar...

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by VolvoBus
Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cost of “fuel tankering”?
Replies: 94
Views: 7212

Re: Cost of “fuel tankering”?

It would be interesting is someone could come up with real world figures, even if only for a few hypothetical flights. ps res Hawaii, given that much of the world's oil is transported by ships why would Hawaii have more expensive oil (if they do)? Most of what is shipped is what comes out of the gr...

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by VolvoBus
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 894
Views: 177993

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Lucio "Bong" Tan Jr. has passed away. Condolences to the family. This puts the airline's internal power struggle into further uncertainty. https://twitter.com/PhilippineStar/status/1193726041593806848?s=20 Perhaps, Vivienne will assume the permanent position as President of PAL Holdings l...

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by VolvoBus
Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas A380 door nearly ripped off aircraft during towing mishap
Replies: 45
Views: 13536

Re: Qantas A380 door nearly ripped off aircraft during towing mishap

Maybe the plane is so big the wing walkers couldn’t see everything. Let me get in front of this right now - Please! No jokes about speed tape! We all know that joke! Enough! Is it a write off? I suspect your comment was facetious, but trying to visualise what happened, you might actually be right. ...

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by VolvoBus
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A long-term relationship with airline stocks may not end well
Replies: 5
Views: 1968

Re: A long-term relationship with airline stocks may not end well

'Over the years' is a very vague time scale. If someone had bought 1000 shares in Delta,Northwest,United,Continental,American,USAirways (the major constituents of the Big 3) and Southwest on 1/1/2000,what profit or loss would they be showing? I am assuming that in the bankruptcies,most of the existi...

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by VolvoBus
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 894
Views: 177993

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

You could make a very good case for closing NAIA on the grounds that it would be redundant once Bulakan phase 1 opens. 5 potential airports have been suggested although Subic should be discounted as it only serves Zambales province that cannot equally well be served by CRK. SGL will only be usable f...

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by VolvoBus
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Norwegian offers bondholders security (LGW slots) in exchange for amended bond maturities
Replies: 138
Views: 8326

Re: Norwegian Air Fights for Survival

They are getting close to a FlyBE type situation where the credit card companies will retain the ticket income to cover themselves and then be catapulted in to bankruptcy or buyout on very unfavourable terms. According to the linked article, they are already there. 'Payment delays' from credit card...

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by VolvoBus
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How will Hawaiian react to competition from Southwest?
Replies: 88
Views: 13043

Re: How will Hawaiian react to competition from Southwest?

Why do we have quarterly threads on 'What will HA replace their B717's with ?'?

Obviously,the answer is the B737MAX !

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by VolvoBus
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S firm behind new WOW air found out + IAD to be one of new destinations
Replies: 91
Views: 11485

Re: Former Execs of WOW trying to bring back LCC named WAB

Would the EU buy into operations from Iceland to EU by a US owned entity ?

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by VolvoBus
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Berlin Mayor wants Emirates in Berlin
Replies: 42
Views: 6842

Re: Berlin Mayor wants Emirates in Berlin

How would negotiating at a national (German) level fit with the EU wanting to negotiate new agreements at a supra-national ( EU ) level ?

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by VolvoBus
Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Envoy/American Eagle Downsize?
Replies: 24
Views: 2121

Re: Should Envoy/American Eagle Downsize?

I would think that the reason Envoy fly there 'unprofitable' flights is because Big Daddy at DFW says so. If these flights are loss-making for Envoy, then somebody has probably got their costings wrong.

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by VolvoBus
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Would you choose Exit Row over Window?
Replies: 22
Views: 1924

Re: Would you choose Exit Row over Window?

Some years ago, I flew LHR-KUL-MNL on MH. I think the seat allocations were made at the time of booking, and I got the same seat on both KUL-MNL and MNL-KUL ,a B737. On boarding at KUL ,I discovered that my window seat had no window at all !! so I was stuck with it on the return as well. Checking in...

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by VolvoBus
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1864
Views: 217447

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

1. SpiceJet will take anywhere between 30 and 40 of Jet's 737s, Air India will take 5 B77Ws and Air India Express will take some Boening 737. 2. Several of the aircraft will be WET LEASED from Jet (meaning Jet's crew will man the aircraft). Read more at: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business...

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by VolvoBus
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 400553

Re: Jet Airways Latest Developments Discussion Thread

Jet Airways intends to restart operations to London....followed by Amsterdam and Paris while holding off of ASEAN and SAARC (non Westbound) destinations. https://www.livemint.com/companies/news/jet-airways-stops-advance-booking-for-some-international-routes-1555223383126.html Operating to LHR,AMS a...

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by VolvoBus
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do sports charters sometimes use BED at Boston?
Replies: 18
Views: 2402

Re: Why do sports charters sometimes use BED at Boston?

In view of the infrequency of days off during the baseball season, I would think that teams fly into an airport based on the proximity to their hotel, and out based on proximity to the ballpark. To support this, I had a look at the Miami Marlins schedule for May. 4 days off,2nd 13th 16th 20th,and 2 ...

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by VolvoBus
Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is your prediction of future for Garuda, Thai and Malaysia Air?
Replies: 9
Views: 1576

Re: What is your prediction of future for Garuda, Thai and Malaysia Air?

I first predict this tread will be moved by the mods to Travel, Polls, and Preferences thread... Probably a merger or alliance between Garuda and Malaysia. Didn't realize Thai was in any sort of trouble, but they are in Star along with Singapore, so perhaps that might lead to a tie up of some kind....

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by VolvoBus
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest and Kayak
Replies: 5
Views: 929

Re: Southwest and Kayak

I've seen the Southwest fares show up on Kayak now for a while, maybe over a year. I think it's just a plugin that any website can choose to add that just routes them to WN, and maybe they'll get an affiliate cut. I vaguely remember reading an interview years ago with the founders of lastminute.com...

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by VolvoBus
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 400553

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

So what is causing the holdup? Not all lenders are on board with SBI to throw good money after bad (and I completely support them). Rs 1500 crore was too small to save the airline anyway. My recollection is that the bulk of the domestic loans are with a consortium of state banks,secured by a fixed ...

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by VolvoBus
Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 400553

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

. What's really a curve ball is Jet's share price of Rs 267 a share. The share price should reflect/factor perfect market knowledge at least as of Saturday. The share price is reflective of the collective thinking of all investors including institutional investors who must have handicapped all kind...

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by VolvoBus
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 400553

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Always interesting to read 2 news articles and all the interpretations of them. There are ,however,2 items which appear to have fallen off the radar. First,one of the regulators ( ?SEBI ) changed their ruling so that only financial institutions could take a stake of >25% in a company without making...

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by VolvoBus
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 400553

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Always interesting to read 2 news articles and all the interpretations of them. There are ,however,2 items which appear to have fallen off the radar. First,one of the regulators ( ?SEBI ) changed their ruling so that only financial institutions could take a stake of >25% in a company without making ...

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by VolvoBus
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1441
Views: 343925

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

lightsaber wrote:
Blerg,

If the Italian government saves them again, this cycle will repeat. I'm happy the Italian government has so much money to throw away.

Lightsaber


China, anyone ?

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by VolvoBus
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 400553

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

CWL757 wrote:
Rumours circulating that a 9W A332 has been impounded in MAN.



Manchester Airport website shows 9W 129 as departing at 1005, 30 minutes late. Seems rumour only.

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by VolvoBus
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 400553

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Impeccable logic from GoI regarding Jet's slots.

Ask other companies to take on aircraft and crew to back-fill Jet's withdrawn capacity,but if Jet can recover and provide that capacity again,you have to give it up. Nothing about what everybody else can do with the now surplus capacity that they have.

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by VolvoBus
Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 400553

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

I am not a finance guy by any stretch of imagination, but which bank in its right mind would agree to the conditions mentioned above ? When I take a housing loan, the house is pledged to the bank unconditionally free of all other encumberances, and banks insist I sign agreement to the effect that t...

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by VolvoBus
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Lufthansa interested in easyJet
Replies: 30
Views: 9254

Re: Rumour: Lufthansa interested in easyJet

Like ChrisKen above, I doubt Lufthansa has the financial firepower to buy easyJet. easyJet has a market capitalisation of EUR 5.6bn as at close tonight,at current exchange rates.A hostile takeover would cost probably in the EUR 7.5 - 8 bn. Lufthansa market cap is eur 10.64bn, so a cash offer would h...

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by VolvoBus
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 400553

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Jet Airways has made a filing with the exchange today saying 2 more planes have been grounded, bringing the total to 25. Meanwhile we received an email this evening from the firm that manages corporate travel of my organisation that they have terminated their contract with Jet Airways A link at 25 ...

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by VolvoBus
Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unusual airline sightings
Replies: 80
Views: 9796

Re: Unusual airline sightings

I'm going to show my age here. On one visit to LGW, I recall an Aerotransportes Entre Rios and another Argentine Constellation, and IIRC on another a UAT and a TAI DC-6B. These were two French companies that merged to form UTA ,which was taken over by Air France. Rather put a Martins Air Charter C=4...

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by VolvoBus
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Latest Plans for Subic Bay / Cubi Point?
Replies: 3
Views: 661

Re: Latest Plans for Subic Bay / Cubi Point?

It's been about ten years since FedEx pulled their hub out of Subic... Since then it seems like this airport has struggled to maintain any semblance of service and there were rumors of the airport shutting down completely. This would be shame; there is a cargo terminal literally right on the airpor...

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by VolvoBus
Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Airlines plans to develop Manila into a gateway of Southeast Asia/South Asia toward North America
Replies: 50
Views: 9557

Re: Philippine Airlines plans to develop Manila into a gateway of Southeast Asia/South Asia toward North America

I think this process is not sustainable. Before PR considers developing MNL into a bigger connecting hub, they need to work out the logistical constrains of NAIA. Either they need to have regular inter-terminal shuttles where passengers can board freely rather than being escorted or better yet, hou...

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by VolvoBus
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Stansted aims to secure flights to 25 long haul destinations over the next 5 years
Replies: 76
Views: 12851

Re: London Stansted aims to secure flights to 25 long haul destinations over the next 5 years

I'd say it's quite ambitious. Apart from US/Canada/JNB - I'd say it'd be pointless for any airline to open the other routes when all of those airports are accessible via DXB, which potentially is increasing to x2 daily. I don't think they'd be able to attract an asian or indian carrier to STN, and ...

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by VolvoBus
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 170482

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

https://ahmedabadmirror.indiatimes.com/ ... 774843.cms


Don't you just love the stock photos.

How much does it cost to airmail somebody from Ahmedabad to New York ?
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Irehdna wrote:


Don't you just love the stock photos.

How much does it cost to airmail somebody from Ahmedabad to New York ?

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by VolvoBus
Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India lands on runway-under-construction in Male (Maldives)
Replies: 29
Views: 6826

Re: Air India lands on runway-under-construction in Male (Maldives)

What strikes me about this story is that Male are building a 2nd runway! What for? 1. Does Hulhule Intl even have the traffic to support parallel runway ops? Or is it some kind of vanity thing? 2. Where even is the room for a 2nd runway, going by the overhead pictures of the airport? : https://i.pi...

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by VolvoBus
Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 115527

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

Sorry, Devilfish, the link in your last post does not work for me. The illustration you provide above is surely just the status quo, no? What's new about that? Link worked for me. Basically, their suggestion is to improve the existing taxiway so that it can also serve as an emergency runway, in the...

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by VolvoBus
Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RyanAir Cheques for Flight Cancellations Bounce
Replies: 39
Views: 5432

Re: RyanAir Cheques for Flight Cancellations Bounce

For the Americans out there, the word in cheque. A check is a pattern on a golfing shirt and trousers. 'Check' is an appropriate use and spelling of the term regarding a mode of payment. To this day, I still pay certain bills and expenses with checks because of the extensive paper trail. I can prin...

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by VolvoBus
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF/KLM Unions bristle as Air Canada Exec tipped for CEO
Replies: 50
Views: 8353

Re: AF/KLM Unions bristle as Air Canada Exec tipped for CEO

PerfectGriffin wrote:
Yikes, why would anyone want to accept the job. AF is the last large airline anyone would want to be CEO of.


Anybody who gets that far up the corporate totem pole has an ego. If he can sort out AF-KL he can name his price for the next job.

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by VolvoBus
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup
Replies: 131
Views: 30954

Re: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup

I am surprised that China didn't also open their own investigation and make demands for info from the Malaysian government and Immerstat considering they lost many more citizens than France did. I doubt the Malaysian government will give the French much of the military radar data that isn't already...

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by VolvoBus
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 293
Views: 46267

Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

Travel company Ving is also chartering the HiFly A380 this Thursday between Palma and Oslo. The A380 will carry 238 pax OSL-PMI, and 403 pax PMI-OSL. In Norwegian: https://flysmart24.no/2018/08/01/setter-inn-verdens-storste-for-charterturister-til-oslo/ Wow, those poor pax are just going to be pack...

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by VolvoBus
Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 115527

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

The NAIA airline-terminal assignments that initially was planned to take effect on August 31 has been placed on hold http://www.flightsinasia.com/article/4134 Why am I thinking that 'unforeseen operational constraints' translates as 'we are shunting all these transfers between T1/T3 and T2, but we ...

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by VolvoBus
Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jin Air (Korea) - at risk of having to shut down
Replies: 8
Views: 2742

Re: Jin Air (Korea) - at risk of having to shut down

Seeing who the article implies the director was, they are probably better off without her !

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by VolvoBus
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are Sully and Skiles doing now? (2018)
Replies: 77
Views: 21601

Re: What are Sully and Skiles doing now? (2018)

sgbroimp wrote:
Wouldn't he be approaching the age/seniority level where move up to Capt. would be expected?


Does AA give him the option of staying a {presumably} very senior FO on 787 wherever he is based, thus flying pretty much where and when he wants, in preference to sitting on permanent reserve in New York ?

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