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by Drucocu
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which airlines that will go down next in 2020?
Replies: 36
Views: 1454

Re: Which airlines that will go down next in 2020?

Please just let Alitalia finally die

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by Drucocu
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A220 seat comfort
Replies: 9
Views: 1886

Re: A220 seat comfort

There's no picture so I don't know which seats you're talking about. I do know Air Baltic's are very acceptable for 5h night flights.

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by Drucocu
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR and Foreign Carriers
Replies: 61
Views: 7082

Re: EWR and Foreign Carriers

Just for me as a low budget tourist with (recently found and moved) family and friends in Brooklyn and Queens, EWR just seems like a pain in the behind. I'd rather fly into SWF and take a bus to Manhattan and make my way from there than have to deal with the clusterfuck of combined road/rail/whateve...

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by Drucocu
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft, UPDATE: HNA group revealed as buyer
Replies: 271
Views: 63822

Re: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft

Can't help but hope it's something we'd never expect. Like an EU (U)LCC jumping into either high capacity short haul or even medium haul. On short haul especially in the current market where upgauging in frequency is getting more and more prohibitive due to constrained airports. One can't stop dream...

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by Drucocu
Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cebu Pacific order 194 seat A320neo & 460 seat A330neo
Replies: 30
Views: 4592

Re: Cebu Pacific order 194 seat A320neo & 460 seat A330neo

Anybody has any clue as of yet what the A320's layout will be? Cram in 2 extra rows and delete some seats around the overwing exits to have open space for exit just like the mid cabin doors on the A321N I guess?

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by Drucocu
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France on strike again (5 Dec)
Replies: 32
Views: 4704

Re: France on strike again (5 Dec)

Seen on my airline's intranet that the strike is expected to last until 8/12 0500Z

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by Drucocu
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Situation @Schiphol: Accidental trigger cockpit emergency distress
Replies: 105
Views: 13314

Re: Situation @Schiphol

Pier D is partially evacuated at Schiphol. An arrest-team is on its way. Situation still developing. What is an "arrest-team"? Are ordinary police not allowed to make arrests? They sent a special squad of the Dienst Speciale Interventies (Special Interventions Unit), not just a regular po...

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by Drucocu
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Situation @Schiphol: Accidental trigger cockpit emergency distress
Replies: 105
Views: 13314

Re: Situation @Schiphol

The nu.nl liveblog states that Air Europa replied that a warning was accidentally sent out which triggered the response.

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by Drucocu
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flight duration classifications
Replies: 28
Views: 3256

Flight duration classifications

Hello! I've been wondering given the development in airplanes and routes flown, if the current classification of flight durations shouldn't be amended. Usual classifications I've seen is the following (All times block times): 0-3 hours short haul 3-6 hours medium haul 6+ hours long haul. Since the A...

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by Drucocu
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of DET (Detroit City Airport)
Replies: 77
Views: 5909

Re: Future of DET (Detroit City Airport)

KICT wrote:
I agree. All runways within 50 mi. of downtown Detroit need nonstops to Tokyo and LAX.


Aren't you forgetting every other inhabitable place in the world with a runway? Oh and don't forget it ALL has to be on the Big Evil Airline Called Delta that keeps denying making Detroit into ATL². :lol:

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by Drucocu
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Zena / Georgian Airways
Replies: 0
Views: 495

Air Zena / Georgian Airways

Hey y'all! I haven't seen any commercials or whatever but it has come to my mind that Georgian Airways has expanded quite a bit apart from their KL/PS partnerships, offering direct flights to CGN and other places. Does anybody have some more insight? I love Georgia and I'd love to fly Georgian Airwa...

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by Drucocu
Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 Fired United FAs awarded $800k+ (Possibly 1.5mil) From Jury
Replies: 66
Views: 9852

Re: 2 Fired United FAs awarded $800k+ (Possibly 1.5mil) From Jury

For f***'* sake you're at work. You dress in your work uniform and don't slack off watching iPads during the boss's time. Is it really that hard?

Is it harsh to fire them over this? Yes, it is. Just some disciplining would've been enough (in my point of view). But well, here we are.

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by Drucocu
Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy - poised to become Italy's new flag carrier?
Replies: 54
Views: 11729

Re: Air Italy - poised to become Italy's new flag carrier?

Serious question: Is there any EU law stopping Turkish, Pegasus, or Air Baltic from filling the gap? Well, given that Turkish and Pegasus aren't part of the ECAA, only gap they'll be able to fill is Italy-Turkey. AirBaltic as a Latvian airline and thus member of the ECAA is free to do whatever they...

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by Drucocu
Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Spare aircraft on the spot
Replies: 35
Views: 5028

Re: Spare aircraft on the spot

Had it once with Ryanair. My flight HHN-VLC had a hydraulic failure over southern France. Instead of pressing on we diverted to CRL because that's where Ryanair keeps a spare aircraft and probably a huge maintenance base, even though it was just as far as going on to VLC. Unfortunately my flight cre...

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by Drucocu
Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BeNeLux aviation - 2018
Replies: 171
Views: 20388

Re: BeNeLux aviation - 2018

An internal NS document states that there's plans towards changing the twice a day Thalys Amsterdam-Lille to Amsterdam-AMS-Rotterdam-Antwerp-Brussels-CDG-Marne la Vallee Chessy / Disney. Though not directly aviation related, it will bring some highly needed other fast travel options from NL to CDG i...

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by Drucocu
Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico City new Airport
Replies: 111
Views: 19628

Re: Mexico City new Airport

That does look beautiful, and way more spacious than the current MEX.

Just too bad that I'd rather avoid Aeromexico unless they have another dirt cheap error fare, so probably I'll never get the chance to connect in the new MEX :cry:

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by Drucocu
Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How long does it take to deboard an A319
Replies: 15
Views: 2431

Re: How long does it take to deboard an A319

Not sure about A319. Will most definitely be quicker than a 738. I have seen full Ryanair 738's be on the ground for only 20 minutes from standstill until pushback, but I've also seen instances where boarding the same full Ryanair 738 took about 50 minutes to board (although on MAD only from jetway,...

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by Drucocu
Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Narrow-body Airbus Range
Replies: 7
Views: 1969

Re: Narrow-body Airbus Range

For still air brochure ranges a quick Wikipedia search should have your answers. :)

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by Drucocu
Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LHR, CDG, AMS, FRA: Which is the best for connections?
Replies: 87
Views: 7006

Re: LHR, CDG, AMS, FRA: Which is the best for connections?

I have only used CDG to transfer, and hated it. Luggage not making the connection, having to exit the sterile zone and having to reclear security again (intra-Schengen transfer). "Terminal 2" is a huge 6-terminal mess with atrocious walking time between the several (sub-)terminals and not ...

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by Drucocu
Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321Neo flying KEF- LAX
Replies: 104
Views: 21863

A321Neo flying KEF- LAX

WOW air subbed an A321Neo for an A330. Flight time was 8:40h westbound, 8:15 eastbound. Probably a one-off situation, I have taken a look and have only seen the A333 scheduled to LAX. I had no clue the A321neo could fly this far. Will this really be stretching it or could it be used it to fly even f...

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by Drucocu
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Seychelles to axe flights to Paris, announces business transformation plan
Replies: 40
Views: 8110

Re: Air Seychelles to axe flights to Paris, announces business transformation plan

Oh haha, I also posted this but you were ahead of me. It's a shame to see them go, I really enjoyed flying them and the free 14 hour daytime layovers to explore the main island on my way to Mumbai and back. I was seriously considering going out of my way to fly this route again, but sadly this won't...

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by Drucocu
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Seychelles (HM) to restructure network
Replies: 1
Views: 302

Air Seychelles (HM) to restructure network

Air Seychelles will be returning their A330's (to Etihad I assume?) to get out of long haul flying and return to domestic and regional only. This due to new influx of European carriers (British Airways, Air France, Edelweiss) rendering their 3x weekly Paris service unprofitable. In addition to Paris...

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by Drucocu
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-700ER LCY-JFK
Replies: 22
Views: 6826

Re: 737-700ER LCY-JFK

As far as I know, the 737 is not allowed into LCY due to it not being certified for steep descend procedures. The A318 is the largest plane certified for LCY.

The rest I don't know, other people will definitely be more knowledgeable than I am.

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by Drucocu
Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Same mess at WOW air like last year?
Replies: 38
Views: 6996

Re: Big mess at WOW schedule again

[*]1) can we please for the love of all aviation gods stop reopening year old threads? Just link to an older similar thread in the opening post. 2) @F27500 and all other biased sceptics, we are in an economic upturn right now. LH(U)LCC's like Norwegian and Wow are using plenty financing opportunitie...

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by Drucocu
Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA advert embroiled in sexism row.
Replies: 65
Views: 15275

Re: BA advert embroiled in sexism row.

sk736 wrote:
Some of us boys are disappointed too :-)

Haha yup! He was one of my earliest and most persistent crushes :P

Anyway, it seems nothing can jokingly be done anymore without people being offended (in this case I'm looking at you, Tumblr feminazis)

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by Drucocu
Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Joon A320 emerged from paint
Replies: 53
Views: 11321

Re: First Joon A320 emerged from paint

Ugh this is hideous.

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by Drucocu
Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Witch side of the plane to sit on.
Replies: 23
Views: 2338

Re: Witch side of the plane to sit on.

For whatever reason I prefer the left side. I only pick the right side if there's no left side window seat available. And on a widebody, sitting in the middle part is simply not an option for me. I always manage to find an available seat in the window portions (or I already prebook my seats if the f...

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by Drucocu
Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favorite two airliners currently in service
Replies: 39
Views: 2389

Re: Favorite two airliners currently in service

A330 and A320. I'd fly those over some cramped 787 or 737 anyday.

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by Drucocu
Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest red-eye flight
Replies: 34
Views: 3807

Re: Shortest red-eye flight

Wizzair has some pretty brutal ±3h redeyes from Central Europe to the Caucasus. BUD-KUT, BUD-GYD. The Poland-Georgia rotations have been changed now so they're not that painful anymore.

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by Drucocu
Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Meridiana retires last MD-80
Replies: 12
Views: 2413

Re: Meridiana retires last MD-80

F*CK there goes my last chance to fly an MD8x here in Europe... ):

Anybody know how long the Volotea 717 will be around?

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by Drucocu
Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: FA's not speaking English
Replies: 14
Views: 3558

FA's not speaking English

Hello! I'm pretty sure this isn't the most intelligent question on here. But earlier in October I've had 4 flights with AeroMexico (2 long haul, 2 short). On half of those flights, flight attendants did not speak or refused to speak English. When I addressed them in Spanish, they weren't pretty resp...

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by Drucocu
Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10th Anniversary of the A380
Replies: 57
Views: 7683

Re: 10th Anniversary of the A380

This Airbus VLA projection crap is getting tired. They admitted that they projected it to include ALL 400+ seat aircraft. Including higher density 777 (Air Canada slaveship 777 seating 458, anyone? And this projection being made in a time when practically every 777 was 9 abreast), A350, and even ult...

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by Drucocu
Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LCC's on India-Europe Sector
Replies: 37
Views: 5592

Re: LCC's on India-Europe Sector

Wasn't Wizzair granted traffic rights BUD-India a few years ago?
Would be interesting to see if they'll push even farther east than Kazakhstan once they receive the A321 NEO. BUD-DEL is only 38nm further than KEF-TLV. Might be pushing it, but not impossible.

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by Drucocu
Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirBridge Cargo loses Schiphol slots
Replies: 31
Views: 8900

Re: AirBridge Cargo loses Schiphol slots

AMS isn't slot constrained due to the runway situation, only on particularly windy days for which every once in a while a new east-west runway comes into discussion. It's capped at 500k movements due to noise regulations. It will be renegotiated for after 2020 and there seems to be room for expansio...

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by Drucocu
Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DI (Norwegian UK) begins LGW-SIN
Replies: 75
Views: 15509

Re: DI (Norwegian UK) begins LGW-SIN

Tickets start at £149 one way, so £298 retour if you're really lucky. Not sure what SQ's cheapest fare is.

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by Drucocu
Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports you've only connected at... but you haven't visited the city.
Replies: 24
Views: 1337

Re: Airports you've only connected at... but you haven't visited the city.

HHN, MXP, TLS (Thanks FR for offering easy quick selfconnects for €50 less than a direct flight, if given direct flight actually exists). Also OSL though I've been there as a kid, by car, and ARN though I've been to Stockholm but flew into NYO. I have been lucky enough to have a transfer in SEZ that...

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by Drucocu
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seasonal LCC Flights Between Europe and Hawaii?
Replies: 38
Views: 4415

Re: Seasonal LCC Flights Between Europe and Hawaii?

If you're an Aussie or Kiwi I imagine after your 12th trip to Fiji, Bali, etc, you're ready for some new scenery and a new adventure. 77H On the subject of Bali (which i love) im surprised there is no seasonal Europe-Bali direct service? Would DY ever be interested? If not even for someone like TUI...

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by Drucocu
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seasonal LCC Flights Between Europe and Hawaii?
Replies: 38
Views: 4415

Re: Seasonal LCC Flights Between Europe and Hawaii?

LCC to Hawaii? No, Hawaii is an expensive destination compared to nearly every other possible destination, People who fly there won´t fancy a LCC, and people who fancy the LCC won´t be able to pay Hawaii. Apart from that most people I know who have been there have usually done Hawaii in combination...

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by Drucocu
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 737-700BDSF being delivered
Replies: 36
Views: 9272

Re: First 737-700BDSF being delivered

I'm sorry, but what does BDSF stand for?

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by Drucocu
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westbound “Redeyes”
Replies: 62
Views: 10789

Re: Westbound “Redeyes”

I think some late night TATL flights ex-Europe could be classified as red eyes (the new 05:30 LGW-JFK by Norwegian for example). But an EU-MEX flight definitely isn't. I'm booked on one myself. AMS 2225 - MEX 0400 (0300 when it's DST). It's 12:35h so that leaves enough time to actually fall asleep a...

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by Drucocu
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible KLM cabin crew strikes
Replies: 4
Views: 1303

Re: Possible KLM cabin crew strikes

Threatens to strike would be my guess. Would love to be corrected if there's a more suitable option haha. Anyway, KL staff should stop whining about removing 1 staff member from the overstaffed A33x planes. If I'm right they're still one more even two persons over the legal lower limit (1 FA per 50 ...

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by Drucocu
Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad latest airline to release alternative safety video
Replies: 32
Views: 5788

Re: Etihad latest airline to release alternative safety video

This thing made me dizzy. Totally not my style.

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by Drucocu
Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fokker 70 Goodbye Livery
Replies: 92
Views: 21856

Re: Fokker 70 Goodbye Livery

Really thinking about booking a one-day return AMS-DUS to be able to say I flew the little Fokker at least once. Shame to see this fine piece of Dutch engineering leaving the Netherlands.

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by Drucocu
Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air Israel Expansion
Replies: 1
Views: 515

Re: Wizz Air Israel Expansion

I wish them all the best.

I'll just keep hoping that they'll expand their KUT operations with possibly a 2x/w link to EIN :)

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by Drucocu
Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: In 2019, Ryanair will introduce new Zodiac seats, improving legroom
Replies: 55
Views: 8064

Re: In 2019, Ryanair will introduce new Zodiac seats, improving legroom

I'd rather be sitting on a wooden church bench for 2 hours going to some fun destination than actually sitting in church. Plus, it's still cheaper to fly FR than just hand over 10% of your income to the church, as some of them expect. So for me, bring on those light and uncomfortable seats. I'll be ...

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by Drucocu
Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW pulls out of Cork
Replies: 6
Views: 2195

Re: WOW pulls out of Cork

Fares from ORK were pretty good, but it's a pain if you want to get there to self-connect.

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by Drucocu
Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Seychelles to drop DUS, lower CDG frequencies.
Replies: 5
Views: 1776

Air Seychelles to drop DUS, lower CDG frequencies.

Air Seychelles (HM) is dropping Düsseldorf, effective september 8. Stated reasons are weaker than expected connections through partners (probably AB), and competition from other 1-stop options. Paris CDG will be going from 4 to 3 weekly, corresponding with lower off-season demand. It's a shame to se...

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by Drucocu
Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are some TATL routes Norwegian could tackle next?
Replies: 106
Views: 11119

Re: What are some TATL routes Norwegian could tackle next?

How about starring a hub at AMS or EIN? Start challenging Skyteam monopolies such as AMS/EIN-ATL/NYC and other alliances' cheap routes as MIA and SFO bay area. Use the 787 to rotate between AMS/EIN and LGW to handle the huge NL-UK traffic, and to enable more airtime for the frames by optimizing sche...

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by Drucocu
Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: 787 deferred cost not shrinking fast enough
Replies: 323
Views: 26970

Re: Leeham: 787 deferred cost not shrinking fast enough

Wouldn't it be smartest for Boeing to preemptively tell the shareholders that for the next couple years, all bonuses will remain at the same level while also keeping stock buybacks etcetera, that where possible MOM development cost will be subtracted from the deferred cost, and that they will end up...

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by Drucocu
Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would PanAm have refreshed their livery if they were still around?
Replies: 41
Views: 6825

Re: Would PanAm have refreshed their livery if they were still around?

No, they wouldn't have changed it ever.

Of course they would've. Every company refreshes its livery/logo/whatever every once in a while, while still retaining its image, recognizability and corporate identity.

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