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by VolvoBus
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 752
Views: 119820

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: 134
Views: 3215

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: 10432

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: 9521

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: 6089

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: 1799

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: 1536

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: Shutdown
Replies: 1796
Views: 188588

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: 387592

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: 2250

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: 1415

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: 862

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: 387592

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: 387592

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: 387592

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: 387592

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 bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 1019
Views: 246056

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: 387592

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: 387592

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: 387592

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: 8911

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: 387592

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: 9040

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: 611

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: 9058

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: 12320

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: 161920

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: 6652

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: 109878

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: 5329

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: 8069

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: 30297

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: 45015

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: 109878

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: 2644

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: 20232

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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by VolvoBus
Sat May 05, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta - Atlanta Braves Repositioning Flight
Replies: 34
Views: 5733

Re: Delta - Atlanta Braves Repositioning Flight

I've read stories about the "pecking order" of who gets to sit in what class seat on the MLB flights (e.g. managers and pitchers/stars get top choices, press/etc get the back), so they'd have to be on multi-class aircraft to do that. I suspect this is the other way round - the pecking ord...

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by VolvoBus
Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Delivery Question
Replies: 6
Views: 1202

Re: Aircraft Delivery Question

Apart from everything above,what do you do with the plane that operated the inbound flight ?

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by VolvoBus
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IAG to offload Norwegian Air stake after bids fail according to FT
Replies: 355
Views: 58819

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

Assuming IAG does take over Norwegian, could EI be the loser in the group ? If EI's ramp up of TATL operations is designed to pick up passengers who would otherwise transfer at LHR, freeing up capacity for O&D, Norwegian's ability to operate non-stop from mainland Europe could eat into this traf...

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by VolvoBus
Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 1019
Views: 246056

Re: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy

UltimoTiger777 wrote:
So at what point does the Italian government fall foul of EU rules on state aid for propping up Alitalia?


After the next fudge, until the one after that.

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by VolvoBus
Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 109878

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

Possibly the best known establishment on Del Pilar St. Current and previous names.

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by VolvoBus
Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 109878

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

So Manila - M H Del Pilar airport would have code LAC or MBC ?

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by VolvoBus
Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 109878

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

Has the plan to build a new MNL like HKG or KIX been shelved or is it still under consideration? If you're referring to Sangley or a new, man-made island off in the bay -- it's still in contention...though probably a very long shot. It seems the flavor of the moment is SMC 's proposed Bulakan gatew...

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by VolvoBus
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair reveals, it has one of the biggest gender pay gaps
Replies: 64
Views: 5499

Re: Ryanair reveals, it has one of the biggest gender pay gaps

Simple solution for Ryanair. Hire all qualified female applicants for flight deck crew. Let's say that increase female pilots to 10%. Sack female flight attendants until they represent 10% of the FA workforce and replace them with men. Problem solved, because the gender pay gap is defined as the ave...

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by VolvoBus
Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 109878

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

What ON EARTH do they want to achieve by squeezing in all domestic passengers of both PAL and Cebu Pacific into T2??? We’re talking about almost 20 million passengers here. As of now T2 already handles around 10-11 million, which is already tight. How are they going to squeeze in an additional 7-8 ...

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by VolvoBus
Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Better way to load freighters
Replies: 62
Views: 3496

Re: Better way to load freighters

The inclined ramp might save on installation costs, but would be wasteful of real estate.What length of down-ramp would be required,bearing in mind that the angle of slope would be limited to avoid tail-strikes, with presumably an up ramp to allow for departure. IIRC, the limiting factor for tugs is...

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by VolvoBus
Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 109878

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

Devilfish's video link is quite good in giving an overview. It seems the two proposals have different philosophies. GMR/Megawide appear to believe that the bottleneck is the restricted number of movements. The Magnificent 7 seem to think the problem is handling the number of passengers. Does anybody...

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by VolvoBus
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: HiFly adding second hand A380s
Replies: 113
Views: 31075

Re: HiFly NOT adding second hand A380s?

Perhaps they have filled the A380 positions already? I can imagine that a new A380 operator would have people from the established operators willing to jump through whatever hoops were necessary to join the operation and get them up and running using the institutional knowledge they have already. I...

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by VolvoBus
Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fuel hedging (basic questions)
Replies: 4
Views: 876

Re: Fuel hedging (basic questions)

My understanding of fuel hedging is to obtain a degree of certainty over fuel prices, as fuel is priced at the time it is delivered, but the has been costed into the price of the ticket several months previously. WN used heating oil as a proxy for aviation fuel, as the spot prices historically moved...

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