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by holcakker
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT Polish international growth
Replies: 157
Views: 16982

Re: LOT Polish international growth

BUD flights are not doing great and probably will disappear soon (their opening was politically motivated and there are rumors they are indeed subsidised). In fact LOT planned to base another Dreamliner One can say they could have started with basing at least one (instead of the leased crap) and th...

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by holcakker
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 93633

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

There goes the last classy livery of Europe, replaced with ... well ... nothing.

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by holcakker
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to close 737s bases in PMI/TFS/LPA/FCO/PVD/SWF
Replies: 104
Views: 16073

Re: Norwegian to close 737s bases in PMI/TFS/LPA/FCO/PVD/SWF

I am not overly surprised. Laudamotion (Ryanair) has opened tons of routes from Germany to Mallorca (main market). And PMI suffers from the recovery of Turkey. Canarias a winter destination has also increasing competition from Morocco, Tunisia, Cabo Verde or Egypt. Why does PMI in Spain suffer from...

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by holcakker
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Dolomiti revised livery
Replies: 27
Views: 4216

Re: Air Dolomiti revised livery

Revised? Livery?

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by holcakker
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lviv, Ukraine is closed as a THY B-737 skidded off the runway
Replies: 16
Views: 5484

Lviv, Ukraine is closed as a THY B-737 skidded off the runway

Lviv airport (LWO/UKLL) is closed as a Turkish Airlines B-737-800 TC-JVI (flight TK 442 LWO-IST) skidded off the runway during taxi out.
Zero rate is announced until 1400 UTC initially.

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by holcakker
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Wizz Air in London
Replies: 22
Views: 6001

Re: Future of Wizz Air in London

Southend is no place for 321s and heavy 320s.

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by holcakker
Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines to ditch Sukhoi Superjets?
Replies: 162
Views: 38994

Re: Brussels Airlines to ditch Sukhoi Superjets?

Which will be the last nail in the coffin of Adria.

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by holcakker
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TF-GAY now in the air flying KEF-DEL
Replies: 26
Views: 8929

Re: TF-GAY now in the air flying KEF-DEL

Bill can send $$ in a jiffy if they need them back.

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by holcakker
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No Skytrax Rating for Air Vistara?
Replies: 8
Views: 1285

Re: No Skytrax Rating for Air Vistara?

Their $$ did not come through yet.

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by holcakker
Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1085
Views: 168696

Re: Icelandair taking over WOW

Why spend money on a business model which is clearly not working instead of buying a couple of 321LRs and fly direct?

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by holcakker
Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Adria Airways (JP) cancels LOI for 15 Superjets
Replies: 55
Views: 12599

Re: Adria Airways (JP) sings LOI for 15 Superjets

Poor guys. Pun intended.

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by holcakker
Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small Planet Cambodia cancelled all flights
Replies: 6
Views: 2412

Re: Small Planet Cambodia cancelled all flights

Yep, time to have doubts if an airline grounds/returns 95% of its fleet. ))

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by holcakker
Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air to open Krakow base with 12 new routes
Replies: 20
Views: 4203

Wizz Air to open Krakow base with 12 new routes

Wizz Will open a base in Krakow, Poland with the following new routes to be operated from April/May:

From Krakow to London (LTN), Catania, Kyiv (IEV), Turku, Bari, Billund, Doncaster, Nice, Larnaca, Kutaisi, Oslo (OSL), Kharkyv.

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by holcakker
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT news thread - 2018
Replies: 258
Views: 36170

Re: LOT news thread - 2018

Correction: 'everything happening in Poland', obviously.

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by holcakker
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT news thread - 2018
Replies: 258
Views: 36170

Re: LOT news thread - 2018

Problem is that the BUD flights are still advertised everywhere with the aircraft type while everyone knows that it's not flown with the 787. Also the suboptimal customer relation of LOT (to put it mildly) made the news in Hungary. Because of the strong ties of the two nations (in the hearts at leas...

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by holcakker
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT news thread - 2018
Replies: 258
Views: 36170

Re: LOT news thread - 2018

There is a great difference between operating a few flights out of dozens with crap equipment on a big base and flying each and every flights with crap on a complete market. Plus you might find a better aircraft for a long term wet-lease than this ancient 767. The image of LOT in Hungary is far from...

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by holcakker
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurowings and Wizz Air announce Castellón flights
Replies: 5
Views: 1293

Re: Eurowings and Wizz Air announce Castellón flights

Ryanair flies between CDT and Poznan as well as FR 1910/1911.

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by holcakker
Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small Planet fleet at SHJ
Replies: 5
Views: 1967

Re: Small Planet fleet at SHJ

Someone on pprune says that the german branch will shut down on 31OCT.

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by holcakker
Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW adds Vancouver
Replies: 43
Views: 6192

Re: WOW adds Vancouver

They won't be around by that time.

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by holcakker
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe losses much greater than expected - shares tank.
Replies: 41
Views: 6810

Re: Flybe losses much greater than expected - shares tank.

They are covered ín the new issue of the Airliner World. Just sayin'.

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by holcakker
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Baltic reports better than expected A220-300 fuel burn
Replies: 24
Views: 7766

Re: Air Baltic reports better than expected A220-300 fuel burn

B777LRF wrote:
here's hoping Air Baltic will enjoy their new aircraft for a long time, even if their growth plan (80 aircraft by 202something) seem a tad optimistic.

Why not? All they need is 300 spare engines and then only the sky is the limit. :lol:

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by holcakker
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two aircraft tried to use same runway the same time in Khartoum
Replies: 5
Views: 1699

Two aircraft tried to use same runway the same time in Khartoum

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHUMe6Mfkxk

Hard to imagine what happened here. An RTO followed by ground collision with a landing aircraft or two aircraft trying to land the same time?
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHUMe6Mfkxk

Hard to imagine what happened here. An RTO followed by ground collision with a landing aircraft or two aircraft trying to land the same time?

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by holcakker
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Blue Air acquires Air Moldova
Replies: 16
Views: 1552

Re: Romanian low-cost carrier Blue Air buys Moldovan flag carrier Air Moldova

The same can be said of Poland (huge diaspora in places like the UK), which is a far larger economy and more populated (40 million) and they only have 1 carrier (LOT). Btw Romania has 19.5M people and shrinking fast. It's hardly only LOT and Tarom/Blue Air. Wizz have 26 aircraft based in Poland and...

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by holcakker
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most overrated aircraft?
Replies: 63
Views: 5703

Re: Most overrated aircraft?

BoeingGuy wrote:
I guess being the best selling airplane of all time means a lot of customers bought an inferior product.

Easy to say it's the best selling aircraft of all time if nothing else is being offered for 50 years. If it's so much superior how come Airbus could sell 8000+ of its rival?

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by holcakker
Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most overrated aircraft?
Replies: 63
Views: 5703

Re: Most overrated aircraft?

The B-737, hands down. However you slice a 50 years old design it just remains a weird looking, cramped aircraft with weight & balance issues and a seriously botched door design.

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by holcakker
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eindhoven Airport at its limits
Replies: 17
Views: 2684

Re: Eindhoven Airport at its limits

Indeed, I mixed it up with GRQ/Groningen.

The 2200 m runway in RTM is no problem for any A320/B-737 family operations. LTN has 15 million pax/year on a shorter runway with the odd B-757/767/777 and A-330 flights.

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by holcakker
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Poland Wants Its Planned Airport to Be a European Gateway to Asia
Replies: 77
Views: 12337

Re: Bloomberg: Poland Wants Its Planned Airport to Be a European Gateway to Asia

ewt340 wrote:
Turkish Airlines called. They said THEY would be the next big bitch in Europe, not LOT Polish.

Not if their country continues like this. Besides the odd crash they have in every 3-5 years.

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by holcakker
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eindhoven Airport at its limits
Replies: 17
Views: 2684

Re: Eindhoven Airport at its limits

SCQ83 wrote:
Is there any particular reason why easyJet, Ryanair or Wizz Air do not fly to RTM?

Wizz tried RTM and MST as well.
EIN is a pain in the &@# with the constant fog issues while the military does not give a darn about civil traffic diverting =zero investment to improve the ILS.

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by holcakker
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air to close Poznan base in Polish reshuffle
Replies: 21
Views: 3154

Re: Wizz Air to close Poznan base in Polish reshuffle

SCQ83 wrote:
The amount of service from Gdansk to Scandinavia is amazing. Are most Polish migrating to those countries coming from Northern Poland?

Plenty of shipyard employees, oil rig and cruiser crews.

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by holcakker
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Poland Wants Its Planned Airport to Be a European Gateway to Asia
Replies: 77
Views: 12337

Re: Bloomberg: Poland Wants Its Planned Airport to Be a European Gateway to Asia

The weather seldom is any big issue for the airports in Northern Europe, we are prepared for winters up here. Except for the 20-30 commercial airports operated with low-category (CAT I-II) ILS in Scandinavia versus the frequent fog happening (like NYO, MMX, TRF, KRS, SVG, TKU, HAU, AES, TRD, VXO, T...

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by holcakker
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Poland Wants Its Planned Airport to Be a European Gateway to Asia
Replies: 77
Views: 12337

Re: Bloomberg: Poland Wants Its Planned Airport to Be a European Gateway to Asia

The polish government wants to chase all operators away from WAW/WMI to protect state owned LOT. It would include Ryanair, Ryanair Sun, Wizz, Enter Air, Small Planet, Travel Service etc etc (which are basing another 20+ aircraft in Warsaw beyond the 62 a/c LOT currently operates - not all from WAW t...

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by holcakker
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BUD inaugurated its new Pier B
Replies: 13
Views: 2424

Re: BUD inaugurated its new Pier B

That said, just because the government destroyed them in the end doesn't mean they were bad overall. So? Are you implying they wouldn't have grown if Malev survived? I don't see WAW being affected by LO's presence and neither was BUD by MA's. Also, it has become ghetto because the airport has becom...

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by holcakker
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BUD inaugurated its new Pier B
Replies: 13
Views: 2424

Re: BUD inaugurated its new Pier B

While this part will probably be nice, a lot of the passengers who cause the grotwh of BUD will pass through the shed that they dare to call "a lightweight and innovative gate and boarding system". This new pier was in fact built on the place of one of the a sheds. The other side of the s...

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by holcakker
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BUD inaugurated its new Pier B
Replies: 13
Views: 2424

Re: BUD inaugurated its new Pier B

BUD has become such a ghetto and uninspiring airport since Malev went bankrupt. They were such a great airline with a really good network, shame they didn't make it in the end. Because they were not a great airline but a financially unsustainable stealing machine for every government (left and righ...

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by holcakker
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywork goes bust
Replies: 32
Views: 5475

Re: Skywork goes bust

The curse of Airliner World strikes again! First thing I thought of when reading the news! Anyway, sad to see them go. The problem was apparent when reading the AW article. An airline CEO publicly moaning about the price of spare parts (in detail) is never a good sign. Nor does changing the equipme...

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by holcakker
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air to kickstart US-DEL flights via KEF beginning Dec 5
Replies: 26
Views: 4376

Re: WOW Air to kickstart US-DEL flights via KEF beginning Dec 5

aemoreira1981 wrote:
The problem for TLV was having a new leased plane sitting on the ground for 16 hours, making no money at all. Icelandair could probably afford that as all but one of its 757s and 767s are fully paid off.

= Poor schedule- and/or financial planning. It was hardly a surprise for anyone.

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by holcakker
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ryanair: end of free carry-on. The last straw?
Replies: 46
Views: 7129

Re: Ryanair: end of free carry-on. The last straw?

You sound spoiled and entitled; unwilling to play by the rules because you got away with not doing so in the past. Ryanair won't be sad to lose your business - plenty of others will take the vacant seat. You are the role model of the obedient FR passenger who likes learning their ever changing rule...

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by holcakker
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaga Airport loses PAX for the first time in 5 years; ALC, IBZ drop; BCN slows down; MAD booms
Replies: 31
Views: 5175

Re: Malaga Airport loses PAX for the first time in 5 years; ALC, IBZ drop; BCN slows down; MAD booms

There was a huge hike in demand for holidays in Mallorca in the last 3-5 years (because of Turkey, Tunisia and Egypt). Hoteliers got somewhat greedy and the prices nearly doubled. Guess 2019 will be a rude awakening if they keep it this high.

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by holcakker
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q400: the underrated aircraft type?
Replies: 107
Views: 14531

Re: Q400: the underrated aircraft type?

Flew one of BT's Q400's a few months ago. Flight was uneventful, but indeed loud considering I was sitting right next to the prop. Didn't notice any panel or bin rattling. I've never heard of their Q's having the landing gear issues. Better mx or just newer build planes? Air Baltic had a nose gear ...

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by holcakker
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q400: the underrated aircraft type?
Replies: 107
Views: 14531

Re: Q400: the underrated aircraft type?

Hell of a lot (and continuing) gear issues (collapsed gears and gear up landings) come to mind. If you ask me I prefer any crap piston engine oldtimer with three greens over speed and a quiet cabin. Simply untrue. Launch customer SAS did experience severe proplems due to a MLG design fault. But tha...

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by holcakker
Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q400: the underrated aircraft type?
Replies: 107
Views: 14531

Re: Q400: the underrated aircraft type?

Hell of a lot (and continuing) gear issues (collapsed gears and gear up landings) come to mind. If you ask me I prefer any crap piston engine oldtimer with three greens over speed and a quiet cabin.

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by holcakker
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines to ditch Sukhoi Superjets?
Replies: 162
Views: 38994

Re: Brussels Airlines to ditch Sukhoi Superjets?

Russian-built commercial aircraft are not fun to operate, everyone knows that who ever tried it. Let alone making money with them (other than niche types like heavy cargo). You can't make money on a fleet of 6 aircraft with such number of AOGs. They had 10 years to ramp up production, create adequat...

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by holcakker
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman pees on floor of Wizz plane.
Replies: 76
Views: 11775

Re: Woman pees on floor of Wizz plane.

It's not a woman.

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by holcakker
Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flying without one winglet
Replies: 18
Views: 3526

Re: Flying without one winglet

Certain Airbus types (e.g. the non-sharklet 320 family aircraft or the 330) can fly without a winglet under MEL too.

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by holcakker
Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cities that have multiple airports unnecessarily
Replies: 65
Views: 5032

Re: Cities that have multiple airports unnecessarily

London. A couple of disfunctional, limited ones disturbing each other's traffic (LHR, LGW, STN, LTN, LCY, SEN) instead of a properly working one.

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by holcakker
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is this old finca-style building in the middle of Palma airport?
Replies: 2
Views: 1014

Re: What is this old finca-style building in the middle of Palma airport?

Thank you. Do they use it for anything? Seems to be equipped with sun loungers.

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by holcakker
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is this old finca-style building in the middle of Palma airport?
Replies: 2
Views: 1014

What is this old finca-style building in the middle of Palma airport?

https://www.flickr.com/photos/134036888 ... 78/sizes/l
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Just wondering what this old finca-like building in the middle of the apron (and in the shade of the tower) of PMI is?

https://www.flickr.com/photos/134036888 ... 78/sizes/l

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by holcakker
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger films runway excursion
Replies: 20
Views: 7462

Re: Passenger films runway excursion

cbphoto wrote:
and they are definitely above idle reverse, on a wet runway.

You bet they are with only 400 m of the runway left...

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