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by AIRT0M
Fri May 22, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Austria's Lauda to close, be replaced with new Maltese unit
Replies: 190
Views: 25382

Re: Laudamotion closing its VIE base May 29th.

Better than making no money, no? And if you are not lazy, you can make a lot of extra money through selling stuff on board, which is rewarded with bonuses. So Ryanair is a fair employer that gives people the room to achieve their full potential by offering the best service. You make yourself ridicu...

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by AIRT0M
Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: PGL (LOT) cancels Condor Takeover
Replies: 136
Views: 20500

Re: Updated: PGL (LOT) Selected as Strategic Investor for Condor

No surprise here. It was already unrealistic before Corona. Now let's hope LOT survives the current crisis.

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by AIRT0M
Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020
Replies: 607
Views: 58172

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, April 2020

Looks like progress on MAX has ground (no pun) to a halt as Boeing extends its shutdown “indefinitely”. https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/boeing-indefinitely-extends-production-shutdown-at-washington-state-plants-due-to-coronavirus/ Not unexpected. It's still a mystery to me, h...

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by AIRT0M
Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 302
Views: 39535

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2020

According to https://www.aero.de/news-34867/Lufthansa-schickt-A380-und-747-nach-Neuseeland.html there will be 5 A380 and 5 B747 flights by LH from AKL and CHC to FRA this week alone. Has there been similar sized ops from other countries to get people out of NZ too?

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by AIRT0M
Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avolon cancels 75 737MAX, 4 A330neo and defers delivery of 25 aircraft
Replies: 13
Views: 4470

Re: Avolon cancels 75 737MAX, 4 A330neo and defers delivery of 25 aircraft

lightsaber wrote:
Wise of Avalon. I expected more widebody cancellations/deferals.

Lightsaber


Indeed. There will be many more airlines wise enough to cancel their Max orders though.

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by AIRT0M
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US3 Hubs Most Likely to get Dehubbed because of COVID
Replies: 23
Views: 3452

Re: US3 Hubs Most Likely to get Dehubbed because of COVID

If, as some anticipate COVID-19 returns in N autumn/winte That's of course, assuming that it'll go away for late spring/summer... for which there's little evidence to support. Tell that to MIT and Anthony Fauci. It won’t go away completely of course, but yes there is ample evidence it will slow dow...

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by AIRT0M
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 338693

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

Since the US is the new hotspot of Covid-19 (despite a still low amount of people being tested), I would not worry about some nutters flying around the country because it's fun, cheap and the planes are empty. It is only a matter of time when pretty much all air traffic will be grounded.

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by AIRT0M
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bamboo Airways Planning Star Alliance or Oneworld by 2021
Replies: 35
Views: 5592

Re: Bamboo Airways Planning Star Alliance or Oneworld by 2021

The owners of QH did not get rich by burning money. The diversification of FLC means nothing in a world, where every single business is affected by a worldwide crisis of unknown proportions. It is extremly unlikely airlines like Bamboo will survive this. Major airlines around the world will go bankr...

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by AIRT0M
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 480
Views: 41767

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020

Apparently there will be a repatriation flight FRA-HND-AKL-HND-FRA between 25-28 March with a Lufthansa 747. Would this be the first LH flight to NZ ever?

Edit: according to the German Embassy in Wellington the first flight will leave Auckland on the 27th. More flights are planned, from AKL and CHC.

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by AIRT0M
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Repatriation Flights
Replies: 93
Views: 27931

Re: Lufthansa High Bridgetown frequency 3/16-3/17

8000 passengers from Aida cruise ships.

Apparently 4 x B747 to FRA, 4 x A340 to MUC.

In addition to that 3 x A330 from EW to FRA and DUS and 3 x B763 from Condor to FRA.

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by AIRT0M
Fri Mar 13, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2020
Replies: 302
Views: 42970

Re: LOT News Thread - 2020

LH hasn't suspened ICN. There is one in the air right now.

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by AIRT0M
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777X vs A350 CASM
Replies: 259
Views: 28413

Re: 777X vs A350 CASM

This was effectively the A380 problem. Fill them and they have great economics (and passengers love them) but not enough airline routes seem to support that capacity. At lower load factors they A380's were eaten by the 777 and later 787. It all depends on what loads the airlines expect to be able t...

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by AIRT0M
Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 Airport Passenger Traffic Statistics
Replies: 65
Views: 8848

Re: 2019 Airport Passenger Traffic Statistics

Here is a log I've been keeping from various airport websites, news reports, etc showing airport passenger traffic in 2019. Please add whatever you may have. I wasn't able to get the percentage changes for all ports and some obviously give round numbers rather than exact. Ishigaki Japan ISG 35,500,...

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by AIRT0M
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair submits offer to Boeing on new 737MAX order
Replies: 197
Views: 30998

Re: Ryanair submits offer to Boeing on new 737MAX order

9Patch wrote:
But that doesn't keep them from buying or riding in Fords.


Not Ford. But Ford Pinto. That's why they axed it.

And nobody will stop buying or flying Boeing if they axe the Max..

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by AIRT0M
Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Delta First Class Seats - A321neo
Replies: 120
Views: 20936

Re: New Delta First Class Seats - A321neo

zeke wrote:

One day I hope they call it what it is, business class.


Thank you.
Weird to read first class and then see this seat. I know domestic F is different to long haul F, but I don't think first class is the appropriate name for this.

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by AIRT0M
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR - LH new J product rollout
Replies: 6
Views: 2145

Re: RUMOUR - LH new J product rollout

How subpar is it? And which european competitors are better?

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by AIRT0M
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Madrid crosses the 60 million mark in 2019; adds 20M PAX in 5 years
Replies: 17
Views: 3319

Re: Madrid crosses the 60 million mark in 2019; adds 20M PAX in 5 years

The MAD numbers are less impressive if you consider that MAD already had 50 million passengers in 2010 (before losing millions in the following years). MAD was almost the size of FRA. Now MAD reached the 60 million milestone in 2019, while FRA reached the 70 million milestone. I believe AMS and IST ...

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by AIRT0M
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH600 Frankfurt to Tehran returning to Frankfurt
Replies: 84
Views: 18190

Re: LH600 Frankfurt to Tehran returning to Frankfurt

Funny how people go mad about bad LH flying to Teheran. Obviously you did not notice, that LH suspended flights to IKA right after the Ukrainian flight went down (while others continued flying to Teheran). Only after evaluation of safety risks, they resumed. The plane took off before there was any o...

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by AIRT0M
Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 749198

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended

If you believe no one here really wishes that it will never RTS, you haven't been paying attention. Personally, I'm looking forward to the MAX return to service. I will fly it once it is certified as safe. I'm glad the FAA, EASA and other regulators are giving it close scrutiny. It's ironic that th...

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by AIRT0M
Wed Dec 25, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair: Passengers won't know if they're getting a MAX
Replies: 157
Views: 24820

Re: Ryanair: Passengers won't know if they're getting a MAX

What is FR afraid of? Why not let the flying public decide? Apparently people don't care, what they fly, as long as it's cheap.

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by AIRT0M
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why can't Qantas carry local traffic on JFK-LAX route?
Replies: 141
Views: 18002

Re: Why can't Qantas carry local traffic on JFK-LAX route?

Really? You've followed the threads on catering cutbacks by BA and LH? You've seen their intra-EU business class seat pitch? Maybe you're aware of the difference in fatality rates over the last 30 years between U.S./Canadian carriers and those from other geo regions? Do you really want Middle Easte...

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by AIRT0M
Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LSG Catering strike Germany Dec 2nd
Replies: 13
Views: 2028

Re: LSG Catering strike Germany Dec 2nd

mercure1 wrote:
They had same strike on November 22. LH Ffights went without catering.



Not long haul flights.

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by AIRT0M
Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Key 747 Factories Shut Down
Replies: 121
Views: 24271

Re: Key 747 Factories Shut Down

As a premium heavy configured aircraft the 748i still has a role with LH and other than the A380, they have no issues to fill them. For later on, Boeing needs a basement for the LCF replacement, so there you go. Some airplanes could also end up as firefighter airplanes. How would you know that LH f...

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by AIRT0M
Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2019: Airbus Orders, announcements and discussion thread
Replies: 205
Views: 54344

Re: Dubai Air Show 2019: Airbus Orders, announcements and discussion thread

The standard of what counts seems to depend purely on the results of that airshow and who is counting. Exactly. Isn't it remarkable, that when there are MOUs and LOIs for Airbus, they don't count as orders. But when there are firm orders for Airbus, they don't count because (suddenly) the MOUs and ...

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by AIRT0M
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Lufthansa cabin crew strike November 7th, 2019 1300 flights cancelled
Replies: 26
Views: 2757

Re: Lufthansa cabin crew union calls for Sunday strike in Frankfurt, Munich

LH expects normal ops. No plans yet to cancel any flights.

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by AIRT0M
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa loses No-Show lawsuit
Replies: 85
Views: 17712

Re: Lufthansa loses No-Show lawsuit

Typical passive-agressive German mentality from Lufthansa's side. They should learn some customer service. I would not say this is typical German passive aggressive. Other airlines like KLM do this as well. It's what most airlines do, not only LH. But this comes from a person that is "passive ...

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by AIRT0M
Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor and its links to Thomas Cook
Replies: 177
Views: 29362

Re: Condor and its links to Thomas Cook

WingsOfLove wrote:
Boeing74741R wrote:
it comes across as classless to be celebrating


There's nothing classless about people being happy they don't lose their job


Couldn't agree more.

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by AIRT0M
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS eyes nonstop flights to 7 interc’l destinations: AMS, BJS, DUB, CDG, ICN, PVG, TYO
Replies: 227
Views: 33160

Re: AUS eyes nonstop flights to 7 interc’l destinations: AMS, BJS, DUB, CDG, ICN, PVG, TYO

Yeah I think Podonktown, USA is eyeing big international routes as well... You are aware the Austin metro area's GDP is roughly the same as Brussels, right? With almost an identical population size. '902 Brussels is the capital of Belgium, the political capital of the EU, NATO, a popular tourist de...

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by AIRT0M
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Switzerland to follow suit with Eco-Tax
Replies: 95
Views: 9768

Re: Switzerland to follow suit with Eco-Tax

Trump's 'global warming is a hoax' is strong in this forum. Naturally.

Scary how the US and Europe/rest of the world is drifting apart more and more every day. Sad, to quote Mr Sad himself.

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by AIRT0M
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing
Replies: 191
Views: 35885

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

Amazing. Stories like this remind me, what an awesome job cockpit and cabin crews do every day.

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by AIRT0M
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Traffic to Great Britain dropping
Replies: 21
Views: 5442

Re: Traffic to Great Britain dropping

Actually, the weak Pound should result in more visitors, not less (since it is about tourist arrivals to UK).

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by AIRT0M
Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 676125

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

This thread is now on its 40th and still counting page, so I will now predict it will hit 100+ pages by the time it gets authorized to fly again. I don't know what more can be said but it will be interesting to see... Hardly. "Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019" is coming up in a fe...

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by AIRT0M
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to announce two new US-routes from MUC
Replies: 200
Views: 44802

Re: LH to announce two new US-routes from MUC

LH779 wrote:


In addition to that new EW routes:

MUC-LAS 2/7
MUC-MCO 3/7

FRA-PHX 5/7
FRA-ANC 3/7



For an airline, which according to a.net is dropping longhaul ops, EW is adding a lot of new longhaul routes. In addition to that EW starts LAS, WDH, MRU and BGI ex FRA in winter 19/20.

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by AIRT0M
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 676125

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

I can't read german but I think that anti-Boeing sentiment in Europe existed already without the MAX crashes, certainly if this site is any indication! Anti-Boeing sentiment in Europe? Care to explain how exactly there is anti-Boeing sentiment? European airlines certainly fly a lot of Boeing aircra...

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by AIRT0M
Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa A319 hit at FRA
Replies: 31
Views: 12390

Re: Lufthansa A319 hit at FRA

Apparently it is back in service already. Its not. I'm just quoting Stefan Eiselin, the chief editor of Aerotelegraph: https://www.aerotelegraph.com/blechschaden-bei-airbus-a319-von-lufthansa The last sentence "Inzwischen fliegt er bereits wieder" has been removed. There are still copies ...

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by AIRT0M
Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa A319 hit at FRA
Replies: 31
Views: 12390

Re: Lufthansa A319 hit at FRA

Apparently it is back in service already.

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by AIRT0M
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 676125

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

I'm amazed how easy it is to fix this whole mess. Are Boeing people not reading this forum?

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by AIRT0M
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways flights to Cairo cancelled
Replies: 60
Views: 15144

Re: British Airways flights to Cairo cancelled

Retaliation can also mean grounding the aircraft for obscure reasons, or threats to the crew, e. g. imprisonment or abduction. So Iran can ground an aircraft in Egypt?! Imprison someone who is not in its territory?! Or abduct the BA cabin crew from Egypt?! You have very little understanding of how ...

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by AIRT0M
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA at FRA
Replies: 21
Views: 5020

Re: UA at FRA

FRA obviously serves Frankfurt, which although a major European financial centre, really has almost zero tourist draw for Americans, especially compared to other German cities like Berlin and Munich. Wouldn't say it's almost zero. 660.000 Americans stayed in Frankfurt overnight in 2018, compared to...

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by AIRT0M
Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Passenger shaming
Replies: 34
Views: 6324

Re: Passenger shaming

Airlines have forgotten two simple words: Service. Industry. If they can't treat their clients with respect, courtesy and focus on quality of service, they simply shouldn't stay in business. Those FAs who permanently whine about passengers have no business having a job in a customer facing role. Pe...

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by AIRT0M
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 398
Views: 72232

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

Boeing’s probably giving them away for nothing in a fire sale .... they must be way below cost for a quality brand like IAG to take them off their hands . Even if they had to give them away for free, it's still a big confidence boost for the MAX. Incredible job by Boeing. And probably a fantastic d...

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by AIRT0M
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study
Replies: 147
Views: 23885

Re: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study

RIP skywhale. You should never have been built, but now that you have, an ignoble death is all that you'll get. That would have been a shame. And probably comes from a person, who has never flown in one. I for one am very happy, that the flying public had (and still will have for years to come) the...

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by AIRT0M
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Reviewer exposes Skytrax
Replies: 33
Views: 8968

Re: Airline Reviewer exposes Skytrax

I trust Skytrax ratings as much as I trust a travel blogger.

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by AIRT0M
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAX30: LHA (Deutsche Lufthansa) plummeting, LCC competition on the rise
Replies: 14
Views: 2544

Re: DAX30: LHA (Deutsche Lufthansa) plummeting, LCC competition on the rise

Boohoo. Still over 2 - 2.4bn profit, instead of projected 2.4 - 3bn. 340 million of it are due to provisions for tax arrears. The aviation industry is probably on the verge of a crisis with some difficult years ahead, but no one can seriously say LH is having a crisis (yet).

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by AIRT0M
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta luggage abuse
Replies: 107
Views: 12941

Re: Delta luggage abuse

I think the best tactic for pax being asked to check valuables is to whip out the 'old smartphone and video record the agent making the request, open the luggage and video record the valuables, and then video record the luggage being taken away. Make sure you get the agents nametag in the photo. On...

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by AIRT0M
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK launches unbundled Business: to charge for seat assignment, lounge, etc
Replies: 78
Views: 9830

Re: EK launches unbundled Business: to charge for seat assignment, lounge, etc

The EK biz in this pic looks vile. Wouldn't want to be trapped in the middle seat.

I'm sure many people will want to try the biz, if they can get a special deal, though. I guess some people don't care about lounge access or limo pick up, as long as they get a comfy seat.

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by AIRT0M
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German DFS denies transfer flight trough german airspace of an Norwegian 737 Max
Replies: 18
Views: 5588

Re: German DFS denies transfer flight trough german airspace of an Norwegian 737 Max

Poor planning by Norwegian, or maybe a fault of Eurocontrol. The German airspace was initially closed for MAX flights until 11 June (the day Norwegian tried to ferry the plane), but was later extended until 8 September (for now).

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by AIRT0M
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Would you choose Exit Row over Window?
Replies: 22
Views: 1940

Re: Would you choose Exit Row over Window?

Definitely exit row. Don't care about the views (most longhaul flights I take are night flights). If it has to be economy, I'd rather have extra legroom.

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