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by WingsOfLove
Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again
Replies: 310
Views: 64161

Re: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again

chepos wrote:
It seems like the day AA goes back into BK will be a day of celebration for some on this website


no worries, Delta will screw its paycheck fan boys first... why? NO UNION :D

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by WingsOfLove
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again
Replies: 310
Views: 64161

Re: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again

MIflyer12 wrote:
AMR didn't


always nice to find some common grounds :wave:

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by WingsOfLove
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again
Replies: 310
Views: 64161

Re: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again

According to the article, which is published by Sam Chui, AA is going to files bankruptcy again after they have did the last time post 11/9 attacks in New York City. At that time, the airline had a debt of $29.55 billion Sam Chui...who? never mind AMR did NOT file for bankruptcy in the aftermath of...

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by WingsOfLove
Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK to leave European Aviation Safety Agency
Replies: 73
Views: 11458

Re: UK leaves european aerospacesafety agency

smartplane wrote:
Agree. It's very largely symbolic


Symbolic? Not for UK suppliers. It'll cost real £ € $.

Symbolic for 'No Deal' Brexit? Absolutely.

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by WingsOfLove
Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Financial Discussion - 2020
Replies: 584
Views: 146896

Re: DY about to go bust?

RexBanner wrote:
flag of convenience model


'flag of convenience'?
DY has subsidiaries in markets it operates. That's not any different from BMW & Mercedes in the US. It's the nature of doing business globally.

Some airlines will not survive the current slowdown. That's bad news for consumers & avgeeks.

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by WingsOfLove
Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines seeks cost cuts, drop destinations, shrink fleet and jobs
Replies: 72
Views: 21437

Re: Brussels Airlines seeks cost cuts, drop destinations, shrink fleet and jobs

Thibault973 wrote:
one graph showed the top 10 performing routes, #1 was LAD and the only non African route was ORY-CAY (which apparently became unprofitable and is now back to being profitable again for AF)


Thank you. Sure a lot of this is still true.

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by WingsOfLove
Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines seeks cost cuts, drop destinations, shrink fleet and jobs
Replies: 72
Views: 21437

Re: Brussels Airlines seeks cost cuts, drop destinations, shrink fleet and jobs

Thibault973 wrote:
one graph showed the top 10 performing routes, #1 was LAD and the only non African route was ORY-CAY (which apparently became unprofitable and is now back to being profitable again for AF)


Thank you. I'm sure a lot of this is still true.

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by WingsOfLove
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines seeks cost cuts, drop destinations, shrink fleet and jobs
Replies: 72
Views: 21437

Re: Brussels Airlines seeks cost cuts, drop destinations, shrink fleet and jobs

Routes from Europe to Africa are VERY high yielding. In fact over at AF, 9 out of 10 best performing route are to points in Africa with their CDG-LAD being their best performer Can you back that up? Traditionally carriers have done well in former colonies, but with lower cost 1 stop competition not...

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by WingsOfLove
Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German Aviation Thread 2019
Replies: 51
Views: 7812

Re: German Aviation Thread 2019

https://www.aero.de/news-32888/Lufthans ... laeum.html
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Oldie but Goldie 'Heidelberg' D-AIPB / MSN70

well, if Lufti doesn't want to celebrate her 30 years and for obvious reasons :D at least the press & avgeeks do :airplane:

https://www.aero.de/news-32888/Lufthans ... laeum.html

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by WingsOfLove
Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CDG busier than LHR in Sep.19, first time ever?
Replies: 59
Views: 14274

Re: CDG busier than LHR in Sep.19, first time ever?

T3 under construction at FRA will be able to handle up to 25 Million passengers annually. Already growing faster than AMS / LHR and until CDG builds an additional terminal, FRA has the real potential to become Europe's largest airport when T3 opens. the 1st chart shows traffic & growth during th...

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by WingsOfLove
Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/20/2019:B6 Suspends PUJ-FLL;DL Drops MHH;F9 Back in IAD-MCO;LO Drops BUD-ORD
Replies: 64
Views: 13630

Re: OAG Changes 10/20/2019:B6 Suspends PUJ-FLL;DL Drops MHH;F9 Back in IAD-MCO;LO Drops BUD-ORD

I get the reputation damage PUJ has received, but why drop just for Spring Break? Isn't that super-peak? *B6 FLL-PUJ FEB 0.8>0.2[1.0] MAR 1.0>0[1.0] APR 1.0>0.1[1.0] This one threw me for a loop. Add closing MEX and my perception of B6 and how well it competes with network carriers south of the bor...

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by WingsOfLove
Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to cut Hamburg (and others) -- cites 737MAX issues as cause
Replies: 34
Views: 7408

Re: Ryanair to cut Hamburg (and others) -- cites 737MAX issues as cause

marcogr12 wrote:
Would it be a good opportunity for EZY to re-establish its base at HAM?


Even without a base, Easyjet has more flights from HAM than DUS / FRA / MUC, 3 airports I'd really like to see it grow.

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by WingsOfLove
Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to cut Hamburg (and others) -- cites 737MAX issues as cause
Replies: 34
Views: 7408

Re: Ryanair to cut Hamburg (and others) -- cites 737MAX issues as cause

unlike in the rest of Europe, Ryanair market share in Germany has been steadily decreasing to 8.4% in 2018 https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/ryanair/ryanair-closes-base-in-hamburg-reduces-operations-in-germany/ the airline definitely has an image problem with regards to labor practices and customer...

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by WingsOfLove
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TUI big expansion planned
Replies: 32
Views: 11750

Re: TUI big expansion planned

https://atwonline.com/operations-techno ... -grounding

she's up-beat about the tour operator business model and confirms Tui will be expanding
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interview with the managing director of TUI Airways

https://atwonline.com/operations-techno ... -grounding

she's up-beat about the tour operator business model and confirms Tui will be expanding

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by WingsOfLove
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German Aviation Thread 2019
Replies: 51
Views: 7812

Re: German Aviation Thread 2019

Starting 29 March Easyjet will fly 2x a week from Berlin (TXL) to Sylt (GWT)... Fridays & Sundays with A319, double its 2019 summer schedule. https://www.airliners.de/easyjet-berlin-sylt-kapazitaet-sommer-2020/52311 Rhein Neckar Air will fly Mannheim (MHG) - GWT 4x a week starting April & Ka...

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by WingsOfLove
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1429
Views: 338944

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

Any Lufthansa proposal means bye-bye to Alitalia If history is any indication, your fear is unfounded. Austrian & Swiss increased Transcontinental flying under LH ownership. Even Brussels Airlines expanded, although outside its home market & under the Eurowings branding. The savings will co...

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by WingsOfLove
Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 417
Views: 97958

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019

The first up-dated A380 is back in service and QF has signed for 9 more frames to be overhauled by Elbe Flugzeugwerke in Dresden. https://www.airliners.de/efw-kabinen-qantas-a380-flotte/52313 (pics of the new Biz & Premium Y seats) beside increasing the number of premium seats QF added a self-se...

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by WingsOfLove
Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian sells 5 737-800 to CALC
Replies: 30
Views: 11800

Re: Norwegian sells 5 737-800 to CALC

CX747 wrote:
production of the Max never stopped and they are rolling down the line today


Thank you :smile:

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by WingsOfLove
Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian sells 5 737-800 to CALC
Replies: 30
Views: 11800

Re: Norwegian sells 5 737-800 to CALC

the market value of the aircraft was higher than the book value The 7 month MAX production stop and no end in sight is increasing demand / cost for available air frames. Norwegian Air also relinquished 5 A320neos that haven't been built yet. https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/09/reuters-america-aercap-pi...

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by WingsOfLove
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 738474

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

sergegva wrote:
I'm levelling off at 4000 ft, 230 knots, and the plane is trimming itself like crazy. I'm like, WHAT?
November 16th, 2016


How soon can Airbus increase world wide production?

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by WingsOfLove
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TUI big expansion planned
Replies: 32
Views: 11750

Re: Rumour: TUI big expansion planned

Brexit and Boeing 737 Max dent Tui profits Since these are results from before the TC Group bankruptcy, overcapacity & competition also dented profits. Most tour operators will report higher returns going forward. It's almost like Tui doesn't have a choice. To ensure it can get people to the ad...

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by WingsOfLove
Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lunch on a A350 prototype
Replies: 17
Views: 8093

Re: Lunch on a A350 prototype

Is that Alan Joyce lurking in the back? ;)

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by WingsOfLove
Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 120559

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

https://zeitfracht-presse.de/en/2019/10 ... -with-lot/
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LOT will be adding an E-190 to its Tallinn schedule, operated by German Airways.

https://zeitfracht-presse.de/en/2019/10 ... -with-lot/

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by WingsOfLove
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lunch on a A350 prototype
Replies: 17
Views: 8093

Re: Lunch on an under construction A350

VSMUT wrote:
Have you ever seen her smile?


obviously you don't follow Angie on Twitter :smile:

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by WingsOfLove
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1429
Views: 338944

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

I think the interest of LH has vanished Lufthansa is negotiating again with Atlantia / Italian government https://www.airliners.de/alitalia-350-millionen-euro-ueberbrueckungskredit/52305 "According to Bloomberg news agency, citing insiders, the crane (LH) would replace rival Delta Air Lines in...

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by WingsOfLove
Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German Aviation Thread 2019
Replies: 51
Views: 7812

Re: German Aviation Thread 2019

https://simpleflying.com/lufthansa-a340-dublin/

very cool
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CarbonFibre wrote:
Any plans for more A340 flights to DUB etc?


had no idea...

https://simpleflying.com/lufthansa-a340-dublin/

very cool

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by WingsOfLove
Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German Aviation Thread 2019
Replies: 51
Views: 7812

Re: German Aviation Thread 2019

DUSZRH wrote:
FRA,LHR,AMS,... there are so many markets that are reachable via European hubs


Yes, network carriers like LH need to feed their hubs and even with cabotage, an EK widebody is too much capacity, but I could see an airline like Jetblue make a run for it from BOS or JFK with an A321LR.

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by WingsOfLove
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to cut Hamburg (and others) -- cites 737MAX issues as cause
Replies: 34
Views: 7408

Re: Ryanair to cut Hamburg (and others) -- cites 737MAX issues as cause

dik909 wrote:
Hopefully it's just a seasonal closure


Ryanair will be back as Malta Air :D

The next couple of years it will shift current higher cost bases & flying to AL and other lower cost subsidiaries.

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by WingsOfLove
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Freebird Airlines
Replies: 2
Views: 1105

Re: Freebird Airlines

Possibly TUI. It is contracting Freebird Airlines Europe (Malta) for some routes next summer. "Tui will increase its capacity offered from Leipzig / Halle by around 100 percent in the coming tourist summer, reports "Touristik aktuell". The flights are operated by the Maltese charter a...

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by WingsOfLove
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP starts LIS-IAD with A321LR today (Oct 7)
Replies: 78
Views: 22175

Re: TAP starts LIS-IAD with A321LR today (Oct 7)

My guess is they are just rebranding Economy Plus to Economy Extra Got a Miles&Go update. Official launch is 27 October for medium haul. Guess the rebranding is fine tuning TAP's a la carte pricing & upselling. I'm pasting what TAP's CEO said picking up the 1st of 12 A321LR “The A321LR is c...

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by WingsOfLove
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM Expands Qatar Partnership
Replies: 7
Views: 3428

LATAM Expands Qatar Partnership

https://thepointsguy.com/news/latam-exp ... ned-shift/

Could LATAM help forge a partnership between DL & QR?
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LATAM confirms it will remain unaligned after exiting Oneworld

https://thepointsguy.com/news/latam-exp ... ned-shift/

Could LATAM help forge a partnership between DL & QR?

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by WingsOfLove
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP starts LIS-IAD with A321LR today (Oct 7)
Replies: 78
Views: 22175

Re: TAP starts LIS-IAD with A321LR today (Oct 7)

https://atwonline.com/aircraft-interior ... xtra-class

really? no reclining seats, adjustable head rests, power outlets in standard Y?

https://www.flytap.com/en-us/tap-experi ... in-economy
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TAP is officially launching Economy Xtra

https://atwonline.com/aircraft-interior ... xtra-class

really? no reclining seats, adjustable head rests, power outlets in standard Y?

https://www.flytap.com/en-us/tap-experi ... in-economy

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by WingsOfLove
Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German Aviation Thread 2019
Replies: 51
Views: 7812

Re: German Aviation Thread 2019

I think it was about selling connections/interlining within Germany/Europe, which they are not allowed to currently. I totally get Hamburg backing EK, but why should Germany grant the full suite of 5th freedom to a country / airline that doesn't come close in market seize and commercial opportuniti...

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by WingsOfLove
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German Aviation Thread 2019
Replies: 51
Views: 7812

Re: German Aviation Thread 2019

https://abcnews.go.com/International/wi ... e-66257349

This will buy time to undo the relationship with Thomas Cook Group plc and hopefully find new investors.
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EU Ok's $419M loan for Condor

https://abcnews.go.com/International/wi ... e-66257349

This will buy time to undo the relationship with Thomas Cook Group plc and hopefully find new investors.

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by WingsOfLove
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any updates on BER Brandenburg?
Replies: 1
Views: 952

Re: Any updates on BER Brandenburg?

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1379453
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here's where you may find what you're looking for ;)

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1379453

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by WingsOfLove
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 457
Views: 75442

Re: BER News and Discussion Thread

T4thH wrote:
The completion and opening of terminal 3 is already planned for 2029


that may be way too conservative

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by WingsOfLove
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 738474

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

prebennorholm wrote:
Therefore, hold on to your BA stocks


'Hold' would be my longterm recommendation ;)

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by WingsOfLove
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 738474

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

it should be at about 450 right now after Lion Air 610 Boeing's stock dropped to just above $300 Ethiopian Airlines 302, months of complete flight ban for its bred & butter model with no end in sight, billions of $ in future liabilities and the list of possible creditors keeps growing, yet BA t...

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by WingsOfLove
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 738474

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

really surprised how well BA stock is holding up

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by WingsOfLove
Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 457
Views: 75442

Re: BER News and Discussion Thread

https://twitter.com/fbb_corporate
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Tegel is closing

https://twitter.com/fbb_corporate

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by WingsOfLove
Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS & AA Seperation (Essentially) Coming March 1, 2020
Replies: 98
Views: 15623

Re: AS & AA Seperation (Essentially) Coming March 1, 2020

kdeg00 wrote:
The ability to code-share onto CX, BA (+Finnair and Iberia), EK and QF pretty well cover the rest of my travel needs, and don't force me onto an AA product.


AS has done a great job building international partnerships, initially to fend off DL, but ultimately to stay independent.

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by WingsOfLove
Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 457
Views: 75442

Re: BER News and Discussion Thread

It´s not a leak. It´s official. It has been officially communicated by the airport company. Berlin (TXL and SXF combined) is already Easyjet´s largest base outside of the UK , if I´m not wrong it is second only to London (LGW + LTN combined or only LGW). They currently have 35 aircrafts based in TX...

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by WingsOfLove
Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker Interview DMN
Replies: 71
Views: 12901

Re: Doug Parker Interview DMN

hagela wrote:
Parker takes his entire (maybe just majority?) of his salary as American stock


100%

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by WingsOfLove
Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German Aviation Thread 2019
Replies: 51
Views: 7812

Re: German Aviation Thread 2019

https://www.airliners.de/deutsche-tuifl ... uege/52117
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German longhaul to vacation destinations could soon become more competitive. Tuifly Deutschland, which currently only deploys Boeing 737 is looking to expand.

https://www.airliners.de/deutsche-tuifl ... uege/52117

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by WingsOfLove
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 457
Views: 75442

Re: BER News and Discussion Thread

mxaxai wrote:
SCQ83 wrote:
In the meantime, there are plans for building offices, housing and even a football stadium on the area of TXL.


I imagine that'll help with the housing squeeze and recoup some of the cost for BER?

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by WingsOfLove
Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 457
Views: 75442

Re: BER News and Discussion Thread

Allocation of the airlines on the three different terminal buildings have been now leaked. Terminal 1: Big European Legend airlines (Lufthansa-Group-Airlines, Air France, Aeroflot, British Airways, Finnair, KLM, Turkish Airlines and others + Easyjet); seems Easyjet will get the south wing of T1, fo...

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by WingsOfLove
Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa loses No-Show lawsuit
Replies: 85
Views: 17333

Re: Lufthansa loses No-Show lawsuit

Last time I didn't fly the return was FRA-LIN. Wonder how they decide who to go after?

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by WingsOfLove
Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 217369

Re: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread

https://thepointsguy.com/news/on-thomas ... on-flight/
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xijiayu wrote:
BBC reports on MH A380 used for repatriation flight and there were some lucky passengers on business class seats


Great piece from The Points Guy

https://thepointsguy.com/news/on-thomas ... on-flight/

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