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by Blerg
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2019
Replies: 173
Views: 17062

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2019

Starting from 31.10.2019 Transavia will be launching two weekly Nantes-Istanbul flights onboard the B738. I see more and more airlines launching/expanding at IST now that the new airport was opened. Yes, it's definiately great to see new entrants, but the dominance of TK is still too big for more r...

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by Blerg
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2019
Replies: 173
Views: 17062

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2019

For instance the EU3 have only a minor overall representation; US and CA carriers non-existent; but most striking for me is the fact that QR and EK haven't upgauged to 380 yet. Isnt that because the A380 is banned from landing in Turkey? Recently 2 Emirates A380's had a emergency above Istanbul and...

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by Blerg
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 976
Views: 236105

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

> Fleet reduced from current 117 to 102 in 2020 > Lease 3 777 and 13 additional Airbus family craft These are two most interesting parts. I wonder what 15 aircraft they plan of retiring, or that is 18 if they plan on adding 3 B777. I see they have 15 E75 in their fleet, maybe they plan on removing t...

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by Blerg
Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways flights to Cairo cancelled
Replies: 49
Views: 11726

Re: British Airways flights to Cairo cancelled

According to a lot of my Egyptian friends the only reason that BA decided to cancel all flights for a week is the following: On Friday there was the final of the CAF soccer competition, Algeria was the winner, so far so good. Thousands of Algerian fans were flown to Cairo on military planes before ...

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by Blerg
Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 259
Views: 38348

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

From 28.10.2019 Transavia will be launching Nantes-Geneve onboard its B738. Flights operate on Fridays and Sundays and they seem to be targetting weekend travellers. I am curious to see how well this route performs. https://www.air-journal.fr/2019-07-16-transavia-reliera-nantes-a-geneve-et-istanbul-...

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by Blerg
Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2019
Replies: 173
Views: 17062

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2019

Starting from 31.10.2019 Transavia will be launching two weekly Nantes-Istanbul flights onboard the B738.

I see more and more airlines launching/expanding at IST now that the new airport was opened.

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by Blerg
Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian to get 6 of the planned 10 A320s earlier than announced
Replies: 38
Views: 6782

Re: Austrian to get 6 of the planned 10 A320s earlier than announced

How long does a new certification take? Depends on simulator and instructor availability, plus potential company requirements. If you were really in a hurry, an experienced crew could go from Day 1 of Ground School to having a Type Rating in their license in about two-three months (maybe even less)...

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by Blerg
Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian to get 6 of the planned 10 A320s earlier than announced
Replies: 38
Views: 6782

Re: Austrian to get 6 of the planned 10 A320s earlier than announced

bennett123 wrote:
Blerg

What would happen where you come from?.


How on earth am I supposed to know when I don't work in the aviation industry, that's why I asked. However I hope that any airline that no longer needs pilots can freely fire them.

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by Blerg
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian to get 6 of the planned 10 A320s earlier than announced
Replies: 38
Views: 6782

Re: Austrian to get 6 of the planned 10 A320s earlier than announced

Because they are retiring the model they were flying on? How many of them are certified to operate both the Q400 and A320? You retrain them. New Type Rating and off you go. The average European pilot (especially starting out in t-prop ops) will likely go through 2-3 Type Ratings in his/her life. so...

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by Blerg
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian to get 6 of the planned 10 A320s earlier than announced
Replies: 38
Views: 6782

Re: Austrian to get 6 of the planned 10 A320s earlier than announced

What will happen to the Q400 pilots? Will they be fired? Why would they fire seasoned & experienced crews in the middle of a (slight) expansion? Because they are retiring the model they were flying on? How many of them are certified to operate both the Q400 and A320? Also how do you know all of...

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by Blerg
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian to get 6 of the planned 10 A320s earlier than announced
Replies: 38
Views: 6782

Re: Austrian to get 6 of the planned 10 A320s earlier than announced

What will happen to the Q400 pilots? Will they be fired?

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by Blerg
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2019
Replies: 173
Views: 17062

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2019

https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22153236/kos ... ended.html
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Well, this is unfortunate. TK is suspending their 4 weekly flights to Kosice. They are blaming fleet shortage however I think the route was underperforming.

https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22153236/kos ... ended.html

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by Blerg
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian to get 6 of the planned 10 A320s earlier than announced
Replies: 38
Views: 6782

Re: Austrian to get 6 of the planned 10 A320s earlier than announced

What I wondering now though. There is still capacity jump from Q400 to E195 or A320. So since the domestic routes are unprofitable, this seems a bit counter intuitive. Wouldn't smaller turboprops would make more sense or are they really gonna cut of all of the domestic flights and replaced those wi...

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by Blerg
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian to get 6 of the planned 10 A320s earlier than announced
Replies: 38
Views: 6782

Re: Austrian to get 6 of the planned 10 A320s earlier than announced

So the first two should be arriving on August 19 which is less than a month from now. Will the Q400s be gradually retired like they did with the Fokkers or will they wait for next year to start doing it?

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by Blerg
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cabo Verde Airlines starting IAD
Replies: 16
Views: 3200

Re: Cabo Verde Airlines starting IAD

So is this part of their Icelandair strategy to recreate the same business model?

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by Blerg
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian to get 6 of the planned 10 A320s earlier than announced
Replies: 38
Views: 6782

Re: Austrian to get 6 of the planned 10 A320s earlier than announced

That's going to be quite a jump if they are replacing their Q400s with A320s. If I am not wrong that's a jump from 74 seats to 174! I wonder if they will start trimming their frequencies. Also I guess more and more OS flights will be boarding from remote stands as I don't think they'll have enough ...

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by Blerg
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2019
Replies: 173
Views: 17062

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2019

Mystic wrote:
I just checked. Tehran has 27 flights to Turkey today.... Adana seems to be the 2nd most popular destination after Istanbul. Iranians really seem to love us.


That's pretty impressive, that's a bit more than one flight every hour! I think it also helps that Iranians don't need visas to visit Turkey.

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by Blerg
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian to get 6 of the planned 10 A320s earlier than announced
Replies: 38
Views: 6782

Re: Austrian to get 6 of the planned 10 A320s earlier than announced

That's going to be quite a jump if they are replacing their Q400s with A320s. If I am not wrong that's a jump from 74 seats to 174! I wonder if they will start trimming their frequencies. Also I guess more and more OS flights will be boarding from remote stands as I don't think they'll have enough a...

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by Blerg
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2019
Replies: 173
Views: 17062

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2019

By September, Mahan Air will increase IKA-IST from current 21 weekly to 26. W5120 IKA1130 – 1310IST 310 26 W5120 IKA1145 – 1330IST 310 13 W5121 IST1425 – 1855IKA 310 26 W5121 IST1500 – 1930IKA 310 13 From 20JUL19, the airline will increase service to 25 weekly, and further increase to 26 from 12SEP...

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by Blerg
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 976
Views: 236105

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

Maybe Alitalia should have gone for Cape Town, Austrian is increasing it to 3 weekly this winter. I guess less competition is helping boost their yields.

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by Blerg
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Algerian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 62
Views: 5198

Re: Algerian Aviation Thread - 2019

Algerian Air Force operated passenger flights with the Il-76? :D

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by Blerg
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2019
Replies: 173
Views: 17062

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2019

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... t-changes/
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Oman Air schedules the B787 to IST and it operates 5/7 weekly flights.

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... t-changes/

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by Blerg
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2019
Replies: 173
Views: 17062

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2019

By September, Mahan Air will increase IKA-IST from current 21 weekly to 26. W5120 IKA1130 – 1310IST 310 26 W5120 IKA1145 – 1330IST 310 13 W5121 IST1425 – 1855IKA 310 26 W5121 IST1500 – 1930IKA 310 13 From 20JUL19, the airline will increase service to 25 weekly, and further increase to 26 from 12SEP19.

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by Blerg
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 794
Views: 124380

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

This coming winter season, Finnair will increase HEL-DUB from 5 to 9 weekly while HEL-EDI will go from 3 to 6. All flights are operated by E90 expect Friday flights to DUB which will be on the A319. Interesting that both destinations are being doubled. I guess Dublin is performing well if it's also ...

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by Blerg
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 976
Views: 236105

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... e-in-ns19/
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Not only was JNB recently launched but it will also get a 5th weekly frequency this winter. Maybe the route is not unprofitable, maybe it's just not profitable enough.

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... e-in-ns19/

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by Blerg
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Algerian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 62
Views: 5198

Re: Algerian Aviation Thread - 2019

30 flights will transport Algerian football fans to Cairo for the final of the African Nations Cup tomorrow between Algeria and Senegal https://nsa40.casimages.com/img/2019/07/19/190719012638852673.jpg Nice, anyone know what airlines and carriers were booked for these flights? I assume Air Algerie ...

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by Blerg
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Cabin security monitor” air rage incident filmed on Air China flight sparks Chinese uproar, embroiling CA in PR scandal
Replies: 18
Views: 8026

Re: “Cabin security monitor” air rage incident filmed on Air China flight sparks Chinese uproar, embroiling CA in PR sca

Thank you for the videos. What is the young stewardess telling the girl that's recording the lunatic? And what is she telling her that's obviously bring her rage back? The young stewardess was actually telling the girl that she needed to stay on the plane as ground police would soon be arriving to ...

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by Blerg
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Zurich Airport’s hub status is “at risk”, Lufthansa CEO warns
Replies: 20
Views: 8085

Re: Zurich Airport’s hub status is “at risk”, Lufthansa CEO warns

Seems roughly as likely as likely as Delta closing their hub in ATLANTA. Since when does a single hub airline with an additional focus city close their only hub? I think Atlanta would be similar to LH closing FRA. ZRH is similar to Delta closing JFK. If we’re speaking in terms of Swiss air alone, t...

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by Blerg
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Zurich Airport’s hub status is “at risk”, Lufthansa CEO warns
Replies: 20
Views: 8085

Re: Zurich Airport’s hub status is “at risk”, Lufthansa CEO warns

Gulfstream500 wrote:
Seems roughly as likely as likely as Delta closing their hub in ATLANTA. Since when does a single hub airline with an additional focus city close their only hub?


I think Atlanta would be similar to LH closing FRA. ZRH is similar to Delta closing JFK.

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by Blerg
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT Polish adds 737-700
Replies: 7
Views: 1844

Re: LOT Polish adds 737-700

Recently they also added three E95s to compensate for the MAX grounding.

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by Blerg
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 492
Views: 60723

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

Belgrade airport has added to its seasonal timetable daily BUD-BEG flights operated by LO.

Arrival from BUD: 23.35
Departure to BUD: 05.15

Interestingly enough, this winter season Belavia will suspend its BUD stop for flights from Minsk to Belgrade.

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by Blerg
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Zurich Airport’s hub status is “at risk”, Lufthansa CEO warns
Replies: 20
Views: 8085

Re: Zurich Airport’s hub status is “at risk”, Lufthansa CEO warns

Seems like only Vienna is unburdened by these restrictions. Such a shame OS has never managed to build a considerable and profitable business (long-haul and short-haul). I know OS is not an unimportant player but they are losing a lot of money right now. Could it also be that LH wants to keep on inv...

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by Blerg
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Cabin security monitor” air rage incident filmed on Air China flight sparks Chinese uproar, embroiling CA in PR scandal
Replies: 18
Views: 8026

Re: “Cabin security monitor” air rage incident filmed on Air China flight sparks Chinese uproar, embroiling CA in PR sca

The “cabin safety monitor” air rage incident on Flight #CA4107 is drawing media attention from South China Morning Post with a much more detailed account. Air China flight uproar after business class mayhem ends with seven-hour police questioning for passengers Note how the Chinese “flag carrier”, ...

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by Blerg
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EK launching MEX via BCN
Replies: 62
Views: 12007

Re: Confirmed: EK launching MEX via BCN

The schedule for BCN-DXB is also pretty good as far as connections go.

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by Blerg
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air Announces a New Round of Expansion at VIE
Replies: 25
Views: 4966

Re: Wizz Air Announces a New Round of Expansion at VIE

https://www.exyuaviation.com/2019/07/wi ... rvice.html
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Wizz Air announces the termination of Vienna-Tuzla starting from the 2019 winter timetable. I think this route underperformed from the start as it was already reduced once.

https://www.exyuaviation.com/2019/07/wi ... rvice.html

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by Blerg
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 492
Views: 60723

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

Any other winter changes in LO besides BEY?

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by Blerg
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 23009

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

All the figures cited above have already taken into account the emission at power plant used to generate electricity that are necessary for those trains to run. Train electric line are connected to power grid in a way similar to how individual household are connected to the power grid. You can pict...

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by Blerg
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 23009

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

Aircraft just consume so much more power than trains (see my other reply above) that even if your trains are powered by fossil fuel sourced electricity or even when you are riding a diesel train, it's still going to emit much less pollutant than planes. Maybe the train itself is emitting less but a...

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by Blerg
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 23009

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

Because, despite all the efforts, carbon emission of high speed train are still 80%-90% less than flights. And where does the electricity for trains comes from? From what I've read 82% of NL electricity comes from fossil fuels. Aircraft just consume so much more power than trains (see my other repl...

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by Blerg
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizzair to fly Gdansk (Poland) - Molde (Norway) from october ´19 ???
Replies: 16
Views: 1239

Re: Wizzair to fly Gdansk (Poland) - Molde (Norway) from october ´19 ???

Maybe they are getting subsidies to operate the route? Even if that´s the case I don´t see that being the deciding point sufficient to make the scale tip over in the right direction for Wizzair ... But why should they care? The city/airport/... will cover the costs and I am sure they could get some...

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by Blerg
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 23009

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

[/quote]Turkey and ME3 are focusing on long haul travel. China and India are also investing heavily into rail.[/quote] They are? I think they are concentrating on all markets. Just look at the number of short flights they operate, TK regularly sends the A321 to SKG (45 minutes) and the B77W to ATH (...

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by Blerg
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 23009

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

It's pretty idiotic to attack the aviation industry which has done so much to reduce emissions. Because, despite all the efforts, carbon emission of high speed train are still 80%-90% less than flights. And where does the electricity for trains comes from? From what I've read 82% of NL electricity ...

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by Blerg
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 189
Views: 13523

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

Yet, I get a physiological response from them within a few hundred feet? Some people are more biologically sensitive with real effects more than others. Even if they were negative pressured, double walled (they are not), it would still have some leakage. It also doesn't have any way to prevent toxi...

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by Blerg
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizzair to fly Gdansk (Poland) - Molde (Norway) from october ´19 ???
Replies: 16
Views: 1239

Re: Wizzair to fly Gdansk (Poland) - Molde (Norway) from october ´19 ???

Maybe they are getting subsidies to operate the route?

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by Blerg
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 23009

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

I am skeptical about how genuine the KLM are in what they are saying. I see it as green-washing directed at consumers to identify KLM as being environmentally progressive, choose them and be willing to pay more. If they were genuinely concerned about the cause, I would expect to see some concrete a...

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by Blerg
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 23009

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

It's pretty idiotic to attack the aviation industry which has done so much to reduce emissions. Why isn't anyone attacking airports for their expansion of terminals which consume a lot of energy and provide a lot of extra waste/trash? Why didn't KL encourage AMS to halt the expansion of the terminal...

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by Blerg
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 189
Views: 13523

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

Sure, as long as they pay for their own medical bill when their habit collects its toll... But that's not the case, now, is it? Instead, part of my insurance premium goes towards curing people who inflict diseases onto themselves through their lack of self-control. In light of the above, however, I...

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by Blerg
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATH and AA will it grow?
Replies: 58
Views: 8977

Re: ATH and AA will it grow?

Glad you found them! You are correct in your calculation but don't forget, this is EWR we are talking about and United flies the route on a summer seasonal basis, that is why it was 30.000 in June. :) Ah correct! For some reason I thought it was EK only. Based on these numbers it doesn't look bad a...

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by Blerg
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATH and AA will it grow?
Replies: 58
Views: 8977

Re: ATH and AA will it grow?

Here are the some numbers for ATH-EWR: April. 2017: 6.469 2018: 16.739 May. 2017: 15.278 2018: 20.367 June. 2017: 30.233 2018: 29,076 I wonder if the June drop was due to AA's ORD flights and UA losing some transfer passengers from Chicago. Blerg - thanks a lot for posting these. Couple of question...

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by Blerg
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian files for Argentina - US service
Replies: 46
Views: 6161

Re: Norwegian files for Argentina - US service

Are there any tricks US3 can use to limit Norwegian from expanding or even launching these flights?

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