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by AirInterCRV
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian announces MAD-FLL
Replies: 49
Views: 5962

Re: Norwegian announces MAD-FLL

What are they aiming for? There is a stark difference between Northern Europe / UK and Mediterranean Europe, where Florida as a holiday destination is virtually nonexistent. Maybe they want their share of the MIA / MAD market - but I feel that the drivers of this market are very specific to Miami (U...

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by AirInterCRV
Thu May 17, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY to serve Cayenne (French Guiana)
Replies: 53
Views: 8360

Re: DY to serve Cayenne (French Guiana)

These people have so many 787s that they're going to try their luck on every route for which they don't need bilateral rights...

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by AirInterCRV
Wed May 16, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Spohr: OS to postpone long-haul fleet renewal
Replies: 78
Views: 11573

Re: LH Spohr: OS to postpone long-haul fleet renewal

LH act like a bully to SN and OS, but isn't even able to have their own house (Eurowings) in order

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by AirInterCRV
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian starting EWR-ABJ-ADD flights
Replies: 6
Views: 1716

Re: Ethiopian starting EWR-ABJ-ADD flights

Will be interesting to see whether ET manages to eat into AF's lunch on this routing. AF has considerable local loyalty, and from what I've seen seems to achieves both high load factors (including in J, with an A380 used on the route) and relatively high prices - while managing to aggressively price...

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by AirInterCRV
Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possibility of AF,BA,LH sendng A380 to Moscow for 2018 World Cup
Replies: 15
Views: 3015

Re: Possibility of AF,BA,LH sendng A380 to Moscow for 2018 World Cup

With respect to AF: when it comes to football, the French are very different from English or German fans. Cheering for the National team was never really big before the 1998 WC title, tends to be a mostly dad-and-kids affair, and is scorned upon by the (relatively few) ultras from major clubs. Fans ...

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by AirInterCRV
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France govt abandons the Notre Dame des Landes Airport project
Replies: 52
Views: 8154

Re: France govt abandons the Notre Dame des Landes Airport project

sensible decision. This airport was the brainchild of our great French centralized planning by Polytechnique-trained little geniuses in their echo chamber - courtesy of which we enjoy: - electricity that is 75% nuclear-fueled, at the time of Fukushima and wind turbines - empty TGV stations in the mi...

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by AirInterCRV
Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM will stop flights from Amsterdam to Astana and Almaty
Replies: 23
Views: 9029

Re: KLM will stop flights from Amsterdam to Astana and Almaty

What also doesn't help is that it seems KL has no option to add longhaul aircraft, as the French unions are demanding that 'the balance between KL and AF is restored'. There is no formal agreement in response to this demand, but it looks like KL has halted long haul fleet expansion while AF tries t...

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by AirInterCRV
Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New B737 TATL flight : Paris to St Pierre
Replies: 44
Views: 9572

Re: New B737 TATL flight : Paris to St Pierre

As soon as the competition moves in, they're out and I can easily see an airline like Norwegian try something like that. With a base on St. Pierre they can reach into almost anywhere in America with their 737s and since St. Pierre is French they would have the right to establish a base there. Trans...

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by AirInterCRV
Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Level to launch 5 new destinations and also a new ORY base next S18.
Replies: 61
Views: 20770

Re: Level to launch 5 new destinations and also a new ORY base next S18.

So Open Skies, which had business class, is gone and Level, which does not have a business class, replaces it. I wonder what affects AF more a cheap business class airline or one targeting tourists? good question. The fact that so many airlines are trying their luck again and again on PAR-NYC is be...

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by AirInterCRV
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: David Neeleman purchases 32% of Aigle Azur
Replies: 14
Views: 3610

Re: David Neeleman purchases 32% of Aigle Azur

klakzky123 wrote:
If you have the word blue in your airline's name (in any language), David Neelman is coming for you.

too bad he wasn't around when Bluestar needed him

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by AirInterCRV
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France crew detained after passenger complains “not receiving her upgrade”
Replies: 128
Views: 26209

Re: Air France crew detained after passenger complains “not receiving her upgrade”

When you thought things couldn't fall any lower, threads like this happen... Irrespective of anything else, the flight's cabin crew seems to have endured a very unusual ordeal by local police, that goes beyond acceptable norms How convenient it is to dismiss AF staff as unionized crybabies. Air Fran...

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by AirInterCRV
Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Joon A320 emerged from paint
Replies: 53
Views: 11519

Re: First Joon A320 emerged from paint

https://seekingalpha.com/article/4120138-air-france-klm-afraf-q3-2017-results-earnings-call-transcript Quote from the AFKL CFO: "Now what is Joon (redacted: the transcript says "June"). Joon is where we introduce growth in the medium haul by hiring new cabine people with new labor con...

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by AirInterCRV
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Joon A320 emerged from paint
Replies: 53
Views: 11519

Re: First Joon A320 emerged from paint

Terrible terrible terrible. Not only is the name super shite, and the logo awful (one letter filled in looks like when a printer has too much ink), but the dumbest thing about this is that it’s supposed to appeal to “millennials”. Well like the rest of us, they only care about price. To think a “mi...

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by AirInterCRV
Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is KLM the only Euro legacy to fly the 737?
Replies: 84
Views: 13288

Re: Why is KLM the only Euro legacy to fly the 737?

let's try not to be too obnoxious here - I assume that the original poster, by "European legacy carrier", meant "airline part of a legacy EU big 3 group". In which case KLM is indeed the only one to fly 737s (with Transavia - LCC but part of AF/KL) These are only guesses, but I w...

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by AirInterCRV
Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF/KLM Q3 profit jumps
Replies: 2
Views: 948

Re: AF/KLM Q3 profit jumps

...and yet the stock is getting massacred as we speak. Apparently some analyst was unhappy with unit costs numbers during the earnings conf call (my understanding is that, indeed, once adjusted from various external factors, actual unit costs reduction is below H1 guidance) AFKL has come a long way ...

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by AirInterCRV
Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier announces LoI for 31 (+30 Options) CSeries from an unnamed European Customer
Replies: 281
Views: 63776

Re: Bombardier announces LoI for 31 (+30 Options) CSeries from an unnamed European Customer

FGITD wrote:
Given the political ties between AF, Airbus, the French government, and Quebec this really wouldn't be a big surprise


"political ties with Quebec"?
I don't think anybody here gives a damn about Quebec - lovely place by the way, or so I've heard, but seriously?...

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by AirInterCRV
Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier announces LoI for 31 (+30 Options) CSeries from an unnamed European Customer
Replies: 281
Views: 63776

Re: Bombardier announces LoI for 31 (+30 Options) CSeries from an unnamed European Customer

I doubt it will be AF. AFAIK, with the anecdotal exception of Cocorde, AF mainline hasn't flown anything non-GE/CFMI/EA powered for decades. Now, they will be operating RR-powered A350s, so never say never - but still, incorporating PW engines into their MRO / logistics operations could be an issue....

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by AirInterCRV
Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Valan AN26 at Abidjan came to stop in sea
Replies: 32
Views: 6719

Re: Aircraft missing close to ABJ

http://www.valanicc.com/en/news/item20/
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Some French sources say there were French military personel on board.
Could be consistent with this:
http://www.valanicc.com/en/news/item20/

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by AirInterCRV
Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Valan AN26 at Abidjan came to stop in sea
Replies: 32
Views: 6719

Re: Aircraft missing close to ABJ

RIP, but...... Look at the state of that beach! I could understand if the plane crashed on to the sand and that was debris from the aircraft, but if it crashed in to the sea and was washed up to the shoreline then all that rubbish was already there. Terrible! Why "RIP but..." ? How is the...

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by AirInterCRV
Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF Pilots Approve the Creation of LCC Subsidiary Joon
Replies: 159
Views: 20511

Re: AF Pilots Approve the Creation of LCC Subsidiary Joon

So many well-wishers around here, it's heartwarming... I guess any initiative coming from AF could not reasonably expect anything but scorn on a.net anyway. As irremediably stupid as they apparently are, I assume AFKL execs have run proper marketing groundwork - the value of which might reveal more ...

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by AirInterCRV
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German registration question
Replies: 30
Views: 4324

Re: German registration question

French regs seem to be open to whatever customization is available.
Hence:
F-ORLY for Air Caraïbes as a tribute to their home airport
F-HSEA, F-HSEX (now sold) and F-HSUN for Corsair's 744s...

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by AirInterCRV
Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF Pilots Approve the Creation of LCC Subsidiary Joon
Replies: 159
Views: 20511

Re: AF Pilots Approve the Creation of Boost

I wouldn't pay too much attention to what is essentially noise rather than substance. There were similar rants a few months ago in France when national railways operator SNCF re-branded its TGV high speed service. I think AF is actually considering the association of the brand to France and to its s...

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by AirInterCRV
Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heck, Delta is having it bad
Replies: 354
Views: 48349

Re: Heck, Delta is having it bad

http://www.delta.com/content/www/en_US/traveling-with-us/advisories.html Stranded passengers will certainly be reassured by the fact that the situation isn't viewed as a "critical alert" by DL ! It's down there on par with some strike in Argentina. Whereas I highly doubt that most DL pass...

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by AirInterCRV
Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM +/+ 5% in Q1 '17
Replies: 3
Views: 976

Re: Air France-KLM +/+ 5% in Q1 '17

full press release here: http://www.airfranceklm.com/sites/default/files/communiques/traffic_mar17_va_def.pdf Without RASK data, hard to know how healthy the growth actually is, though. Playing a bit with the numbers, I like the fact that for every extra ASK vs. Q1 2016, AF has added 8.48 RPK (vs. 1...

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by AirInterCRV
Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF A380 retrofit plan - any update
Replies: 51
Views: 13304

Re: AF A380 retrofit plan - any update

there are no middle seats in J on AF 332s - which used to make them a very interesting proposition compared to pre-BEST 773s. NYC - PAR has to be the strongest route of the DL/AF/KL JV. I assume they're able to fine-tune the capacity / frequency mix, hence the variety of equipment (AF 332 / 388 / 77...

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by AirInterCRV
Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM and AF - LIN to MXP
Replies: 13
Views: 3477

Re: KLM and AF - LIN to MXP

Don't AF and KL still have one slot left at LIN? I hope that this helps AZ a lot towards getting back to profitability. Flights to Italy from AMS and France were an AF/KL/AZ JV. I have no idea whether this JV was profitable or not per itself, but if it was AZ certainly received their share of the p...

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by AirInterCRV
Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The A320 "barking dog" hydraulics
Replies: 35
Views: 8041

Re: The A320 " barking dog " hydrolics.

trnswrld wrote:
I have been flying for 30 years and have literally never been on an Airbus product.

an achievement in itself...

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by AirInterCRV
Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New aircraft delivered with old branding
Replies: 23
Views: 5892

Re: New aircraft delivered with old branding

The EIS of the first AF 388s coincided, more or less, with the rollout of the new livery. It looks like F-HPJA first had the old tail scheme (4 blue stripes, lighter shade of blue) - apparently they had it re-painted with the new livery upon delivery though. Feb. 2009 at TLS: 1475007 Oct. 2009 at XF...

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by AirInterCRV
Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with Light rail/metro and heavy rail connections
Replies: 54
Views: 3904

Re: Airports with Light rail/metro and heavy rail connections

CDG : TGV has no link to the city, it's useful for connections to/from French regions and Brussels (to T2 only). Technically, RER line B to Paris is a suburban train (think S-Bahn or Overground) and not a metro. This line is one of the worst in the system (slow, cramped, old and sometimes dirty trai...

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by AirInterCRV
Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France plans 5-day ATC strike
Replies: 60
Views: 8101

Re: France plans 5-day ATC strike

the unbashed agressiveness we read on some of the posts on this thread is problematic. while we French have our share of problems indeed and sometimes look like we're digging our own grave (see the regrettable "shirt incident"), non-discriminately targeting 60 million people with such viol...

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by AirInterCRV
Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF 787-9 Destinations
Replies: 32
Views: 7647

Re: AF 787-9 Destinations

sorry, it might have been posted before - but today on airfrance.com : "Fly away to Milan from €81 - take advantage of the arrival of our Boeing 787 in Malpensa with our exclusive offer" Looks like it's due to start on March 28th. So it's gonna be LHR, LYS and MXP ? AF is probably catchin...

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by AirInterCRV
Thu Mar 02, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF 787-9 Destinations
Replies: 32
Views: 7647

Re: AF 787-9 Destinations

sorry, it might have been posted before - but today on airfrance.com : "Fly away to Milan from €81 - take advantage of the arrival of our Boeing 787 in Malpensa with our exclusive offer" Looks like it's due to start on March 28th. So it's gonna be LHR, LYS and MXP ? AF is probably catching...

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by AirInterCRV
Tue Feb 07, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cityjet ends London City to Paris ORY service
Replies: 19
Views: 4523

Re: Cityjet ends London City to Paris ORY service

Le Monde had written a story on this flight back in 2007 (in French) http://www.lemonde.fr/ete-2007/article/2007/08/20/le-cityjet-de-7-heures-le-vol-des-as-de-la-finance_945862_781732.html not that well-informed and a bit sensasionalist (pretty much like anytime Le Monde ventures into banking / fina...

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by AirInterCRV
Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: List of busiest airports in Europe (2016)
Replies: 63
Views: 20190

Re: List of busiest airports in Europe (2016)

Wow! IST about to pass FRA. More impressive is AMS. Now third busiest and even closing in on CDG. Pretty amazing that AMS now has more passenger traffic than FRA and might overtake CDG in one or two years. AMS is expected to hit the allowed max. number of flights sometime this year so its growth wi...

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by AirInterCRV
Fri Dec 02, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Delta ever bring back JFK-OTP?
Replies: 25
Views: 5381

Re: Will Delta ever bring back JFK-OTP?

The major difference between the mid-2000s and today is the amount of transatlantic capacity from LCCs. ...which is, at this time, quite negligible. Not really sure I got your point. I've been flying quite a bit between CDG and OTP. AF/KL seems to have a pretty strong operation on this route (inclu...

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by AirInterCRV
Thu Dec 01, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Pilot strike planned 23Nov.
Replies: 139
Views: 16621

Re: LH Pilot strike planned 23Nov.

I am booked DFW-FRA-NRT on 12/29-12/30 and will lose a lot of money if I'm not in Tokyo at a decent hour on the 31st now if you ask me (which I imagine you don't), quite a weird choice to fly across two-thirds of the globe with a stopover when there are direct transpacific options available - that ...

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by AirInterCRV
Thu Nov 24, 2016 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Pilot strike planned 23Nov.
Replies: 139
Views: 16621

Re: LH Pilot strike planned 23Nov.

Here they go again. Air France and Lufthansa are notorious for this nonsense. Seems to happen several times a year. I was once part of a major company that considered opening a small branch in France, but we quickly realized that it would be impossible to navigate all the union issues. is there som...

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