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by FCOTSTW
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Aeroflot 77Ws and A359 being stored
Replies: 32
Views: 7948

Re: Aeroflot not taking two new 77W

Does anyone know what king of penalty SU will go through? Do they forego a downpayment or is there anything else involved? When I took the Everett Factory tour , seem to recall they explained airlines make the first 1/3 of purchase before assembly begins, the next third is paid before painting the ...

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by FCOTSTW
Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Aeroflot 77Ws and A359 being stored
Replies: 32
Views: 7948

Re: Aeroflot not taking two new 77W

Does anyone know what king of penalty SU will go through?

Do they forego a downpayment or is there anything else involved?

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by FCOTSTW
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India' s Low Cost SpiceJet Potential Cleared to Fly to the U.S.
Replies: 8
Views: 2237

India' s Low Cost SpiceJet Potential Cleared to Fly to the U.S.

After receiving the designation of "Indian Scheduled Carrier" from the Indian and the U.S. governments, SpiceJet, an LCC mainly flying 737s and Dash 8s to Southern Asian destinations ,could potential start services between the two countries. It is totally unclear from where it will get the...

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by FCOTSTW
Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American adds JFK-TLV and ATH
Replies: 20
Views: 3468

Re: American adds JFK-TLV and ATH

What about the (in)famous dispute that AA had with the Israeli government? AA took over from TW and also assumed its liabilities. When TW left Israel, they failed to pay employee benefits (IIRC as end-of-employment payout, which is common in Europe, or social security benefits) and therefore the Isr...

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by FCOTSTW
Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA in 1997...
Replies: 54
Views: 8835

Re: TWA in 1997...

Off original subject I must say these maps really show how much of a shell of its former self that TWA had become. Looks like except a handful of Europe, a handful of Caribbean and a little Mexico they had pretty much just become a domestic airline. Would be interesting to compare these to AA, UA, ...

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by FCOTSTW
Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA in 1997...
Replies: 54
Views: 8835

Re: TWA in 1997...

hinckley wrote:
I'm sure these were tag-ons , , , one-stop service JFK-MAD-BCN or JFK-LIS-BCN. They likely were only allowed to transport through passengers.


Yes, this was TW901 (or 903) flying JFK MAD BCN, with the last leg without traffic rights. IIRC it was a 747

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by FCOTSTW
Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 80s Europe-South Africa Fuel Stop Question
Replies: 31
Views: 3492

Re: 80s Europe-South Africa Fuel Stop Question

South African Airways, during the Apartheid years, could not overfly any of the sub-Saharan African countries, hence any South Africa to Europe flight had to be turned into an over-water flight. Not only this added a few more hours to the trip (I believe around 3) but it also increased costs, as the...

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by FCOTSTW
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines taking advantage of Covid in the long term
Replies: 30
Views: 2822

Re: Winners of Covid

Easy: those who receive government grants. They are actually be the airlines with limited losses. For as strange as it might sound, those airlines with cash (if there is any) will be able to invest at a fraction in order to reap benefits in 24/48 months from now, when markets will come back. Needles...

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by FCOTSTW
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Slat problem on a UA 787 caused the same aircraft to conduct three emergency landing in two days.
Replies: 16
Views: 7985

Fourth Occurrence for the Same Aircraft in Two Weeks

http://www.avherald.com/h?article=4d9aa79c&opt=0
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The United Airlines 787-9 that suffered three leading edge flap occurrrences last week in Tokyo, today stopped its climb out of FCO to return to the airpoirt. This is pretty unique and it is not certainly good publicity for United.

http://www.avherald.com/h?article=4d9aa79c&opt=0

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by FCOTSTW
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta has a hail encounter.
Replies: 42
Views: 8992

Re: Delta has a hail encounter.

http://www.avherald.com/h?article=4d9a5e87&opt=0
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Some other detailed description and a close-up picture of the nose over here:

http://www.avherald.com/h?article=4d9a5e87&opt=0

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by FCOTSTW
Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did people really fly all the way on flights like this?
Replies: 119
Views: 29290

Re: Did people really fly all the way on flights like this?

Worth remembering 3 things. First, aircraft didn't have the enormous range that they do now. Second, with regards to flights from Europe to Tokyo, the USSR generally did not grant rights to most European airlines to fly over Soviet territory. Some airlines even flew Europe-Japan via Alaska Flying o...

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by FCOTSTW
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus slashing 10% of its Workforce
Replies: 1
Views: 228

Airbus slashing 10% of its Workforce

Despite a possible reentering into production of the Boeing 737 MAX, Airbus has announced today the reduction of 10% of its workforce, equivalent to 11,000 jobs.The main factors behind this decision are a 40% reduction in demand and an expected return of demand for air travel not sooner than 2025. T...

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by FCOTSTW
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL partially resumes some in-flight offerings
Replies: 14
Views: 4550

DL partially resumes some in-flight offerings

https://thepointsguy.com/news/delta-res ... l-service/
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According to the following article, Delta will resume partial alcohol in-flight services on Thursday after having stopped service since late March. Probably a sign of the revitalization of the industry.

https://thepointsguy.com/news/delta-res ... l-service/

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by FCOTSTW
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA early 747 question
Replies: 78
Views: 10163

Re: AA early 747 question

I wonder what the “do not sell” seats on the -121 were all about. They were sort of lounge seats in the front of first class. Could be used for dining like the rest of the central swivel chair tables. https://i.imgur.com/1g5OlTb.jpg https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/c_scale,f_auto,f...

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by FCOTSTW
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA early 747 question
Replies: 78
Views: 10163

Re: AA early 747 question

Here is something unthinkable now: New York to Chicago on a four-engine airplane with "broad" aisles, with smoking and non-smoking sections, with some sections of the airplane with IFE (although rudimentary) and others not, and with meal service. Quite a few things have changed along the w...

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by FCOTSTW
Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Expansion B6 at EWR and JFK
Replies: 275
Views: 33996

Re: Major Expansion B6 at EWR and JFK

UA isn't going to like Mint on EWR-LAX/SFO, plus all the new EWR flying. Going right at DL as well with JFK-DTW/MSP Interesting to watch.... Very much so. Years ago they entered the DTW-BOS market and broke DL monopoly. Fares went from $ 400 / $ 500 R/T to $ 200. Still, NYC is a different market, w...

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by FCOTSTW
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA Transatlantic Drawdown Time Line
Replies: 106
Views: 11022

Re: TWA Transatlantic Drawdown Time Line

The last TWA Route to Europe was STL-LGW ! I did fly the last transatlantic revenue Flight on 12/1/2001 TW721 LGW-STL) , the Route was flown as AA272/AA2721 as American Airlines until early 2003 ! You could see TWA planes in Gatwick until then because they were exclusively flown by former TWA Aircr...

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by FCOTSTW
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines violent flight attendant fight 2016
Replies: 9
Views: 2227

Re: DELTA AIR LINES violent flight attendant fight 2016

Well, this is a February 2016 article... still, ANY physical confrontation, no matter who started it, is basis for immediate separation. In addition, these individuals caused an additional expense for the airline, due to the unscheduled SLC stop. I am well aware of when it happened. That does not c...

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by FCOTSTW
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747 with 550 onboard hard landing in Nigeria
Replies: 40
Views: 21191

Re: B747 with 550 onboard hard landing in Nigeria

WOWZER! An airport without fire fighters? This airport should be closed! "An airport official told the Nation that a fire would have had catastrophic consequences because the airport doesn't have its own fire brigade". "The official said: “The fire that would have followed would have ...

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by FCOTSTW
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines violent flight attendant fight 2016
Replies: 9
Views: 2227

Re: DELTA AIR LINES violent flight attendant fight 2016

Well, this is a February 2016 article... still, ANY physical confrontation, no matter who started it, is basis for immediate separation. In addition, these individuals caused an additional expense for the airline, due to the unscheduled SLC stop.

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by FCOTSTW
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am and the 747-400
Replies: 104
Views: 17671

Re: Pan Am and the 747-400

Me too I am interested in the Ferrari 812 Superfast. Does it mean that I can buy it? Heck no...

PA had payroll problems, let alone thinking about new aircrafts.

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by FCOTSTW
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines violent flight attendant fight 2016
Replies: 9
Views: 2227

Re: DELTA AIR LINES flight attendant fight

You link does not work. However, if any physical confrontation occurred I might think that both would have been suspended with pay in order for an investigation to occur. Usually a suspension with pay is the starting of separation proceedings.

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by FCOTSTW
Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX to India
Replies: 48
Views: 8491

Re: LAX to India

SFO is home of the Silicon Valley and (for some reason unknown to me) lots of Indian-Americans are tied to the IT industry. This might be a reason why SFO has been preferred to LAX.

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by FCOTSTW
Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: BA to make major 2020 TATL expansion later this week
Replies: 158
Views: 32665

Re: Unconfirmed: BA to make major 2020 TATL expansion later this week

CRJ900 wrote:
10 x daily LCY-JFK with their newly-ordered A220-100 ;)


All in F or are you thowing in some Y? THAT would be awesome.

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by FCOTSTW
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAD closed?
Replies: 9
Views: 2300

Re: MAD closed?

https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/t ... 86838.html
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Aisak wrote:
Huge storm above MAD. It seems incoming traffic is circling around away from MAD. Look for example QR151 on FR24


Knowing FR' s fuel policy, I hope they have enough fuel to circle around.

https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/t ... 86838.html

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by FCOTSTW
Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy Reports Losses Of €164 Million in 2018
Replies: 78
Views: 15204

Re: Air Italy Reports Losses Of €164 Million in 2018

Let' s make things clear... Revenues - EXPENSES = (1) if this is positive number, this is a PROFIT, (2) if this is a negative number, this is a LOSS. If One Mile at a Time reports that Air Italy is having MASSIVE losses, it is simply not true, as Air Italy had € 119.58 of PROFITS (yes, the airline m...

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by FCOTSTW
Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair pilots' strike. Flights take off
Replies: 27
Views: 3495

Re: Ryanair pilots' strike. Flights take off

What a smash for the pilots! Zero contractual leverage!

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by FCOTSTW
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs
Replies: 180
Views: 31609

Re: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs

Here is something counterbalancing this topic. Apparently DL is increasing by 15% the offer in the JFK-LHR and BOS-LHR markets. Also, a new BOS-LGW section in being launched in 2020. https://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/news/2019/08/19/delta-air-lines-to-boost-capacity-to-uk-by-15.html?ana=yahoo&...

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by FCOTSTW
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines back to Tel Aviv
Replies: 1
Views: 1133

American Airlines back to Tel Aviv

https://thepointsguy.com/news/american- ... expansion/
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According to thepointsguy.com, in 2020 AA is to return to TLV 3X weekly from DFW on 789. This service comes after AA closed the US Airways destination back in 2016.

Source: https://thepointsguy.com/news/american- ... expansion/

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by FCOTSTW
Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CDG Transatlantic (ASL ‘737-7) to St. Pierre
Replies: 5
Views: 2352

Re: CDG Transatlantic (ASL ‘737-7) to St. Pierre

I am seeing that the cheapest published R/T fare is at EUR 1,021.09 and I know that AF offers subsidized fares to CDG via YUL that could be in strong competition. Unfortunately, I have been unable to pull the AF fare to make a rough comparison but do you think that EUR 1,021.09 could be competitive?...

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by FCOTSTW
Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tower Air
Replies: 96
Views: 17583

Re: Tower Air

Tower Air had a strong relationship with the Department of Defense, as it shuttled military personnel to and from Europe first and to and from Middle East later, during the first Gulf war. As of passenger services, I remember having charter flights to CIA (Rome' s secondary airport), all economy.

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by FCOTSTW
Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Milan Linate airport closes 27/07/19 for three months
Replies: 15
Views: 3960

Re: Milan Linate airport closes 27/07 for three months

As of today Milan Linate Airport will close for three months... ...This will put a lot of stress on MXP https://www.instagram.com/p/B0YcVSWoPFu/?igshid=ai8fqjmzkgi The stress is very arguable... the expansion of MXP was initially done for the "Italia 90" soccer championships and for a sub...

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by FCOTSTW
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC sues American Airlines over employee sick leave
Replies: 157
Views: 17238

Re: NYC sues American Airlines over employee sick leave

That is low and unethical. They begged for a lawsuit.

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by FCOTSTW
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S firm behind new WOW air found out + IAD to be one of new destinations
Replies: 91
Views: 11301

Re: U.S firm behind new WOW air found out + IAD to be one of new destinations

If the old WOW Air model did not work, why should it work now?

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by FCOTSTW
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am New York to Tehran flights
Replies: 52
Views: 7702

Re: Pan Am New York to Tehran flights

1979
Pan Am 2, 747 service
Houston - New York City - London - Frankfurt - Tehran - Delhi - Hong Kong - Tokyo - Los Angeles


I wonder if you were allowed to buy a Houston-LAX ticket and fly three-quarters of a way around the world.

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by FCOTSTW
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am New York to Tehran flights
Replies: 52
Views: 7702

Re: Pan Am New York to Tehran flights

ArchGuy1 wrote:
globalflyer wrote:
PA 110 flew JFK-FCO-IST-THR at one time. I was on the first sector. I think I was on it in 1978?

Was a plane change involved for each leg.


JFK FCO was a 747
FCO IST was a 707

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by FCOTSTW
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: The AAirpass & How It Cost AA Dearly
Replies: 35
Views: 5364

Re: The AAirpass & How It Cost AA Dearly

Mr. Rothstein has flown over 30-million miles, which is approximately 4,360 times from JFK to LHR and back He earned 30 million miles, which is quite a different kettle of fish. With Platinum and Executive Platinum bonuses (as EXP wasn't a thing when he first got the AAirpass) his actual flown mile...

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by FCOTSTW
Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: The AAirpass & How It Cost AA Dearly
Replies: 35
Views: 5364

Re: The AAirpass & How It Cost AA Dearly

Please remember that $ 250K in 1981 are equivalent to $ 736,000 of today and that the companion pass of $ 150,000 is equivalent to $ 441,000. 66 of these passes brought to AA $ 58,476,000 in today' s dollars. Non-revenue passengers flying the same routes in the very same classes of service produce m...

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by FCOTSTW
Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight detours due to geopolitical instability
Replies: 26
Views: 4589

Re: Flight detours due to geopolitical instability

One of the most famous ones was Northwest Airlines (NW), which in 1992 reduced the DTW NRT flight from 13:30 hours to 12 hours or so when the Russian government granted the possibility to overflow Siberia.

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by FCOTSTW
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group
Replies: 160
Views: 21067

Re: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group

Ok...GRR would really be a strange one. What's the reasoning there? Agree. Great way to rack attendance to that convention, by imagining the unimaginable. Filling a TATL from GRR is totally insane. ORD, a major national airport, is only one hour away and it would be pretty hard to convince people t...

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by FCOTSTW
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Potential new EK US routes?
Replies: 8
Views: 1155

Re: Potential new EK US routes?

DTW is home to one of the largest ethnic Middle Eastern groups in the Western hemisphere. Why EK or anyone else (other than RJ) never thought about a direct DTW-Middle East flight? Probably too close to ORD. Sure thing, I am sure that the O/D plus connecting passengers might fill a widebody. May be ...

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by FCOTSTW
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL137 (AMS-DTW) diverting to BGR
Replies: 11
Views: 2941

Re: DL137 (AMS-DTW) diverting to BGR

BGR is one of the North-Easternmost points of entry in the U.S., while flying the Europe-U.S. Great Circle route, that allows wide-bodies. Would have been mechanical they would have probably landed at the closest airport. I remember years ago when on a DTW-AMS flight, we were right over Montreal / Q...

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by FCOTSTW
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Financial Problems
Replies: 20
Views: 7402

Re: Etihad Financial Problems

Etihad is (was) a shareholder at Alitalia. With the Italian government owning 50 % of the airline very soon, apparently Etihad is not going to be part of the "new" Alitalia. DL should have a 10%, while the remining 40 % will be split between two parties, such as the Toto Group (the founder...

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by FCOTSTW
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1430
Views: 339539

Re: Alitalia Gets Nationalized ( again )

jensona6 wrote:
What happens to the stakes belonging to Etihad then?


There is no mentioning of Etihad in teh article. I might speculate that they are just being liquidated.

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by FCOTSTW
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1430
Views: 339539

Alitalia Gets Nationalized ( again )

According to the economic section of the Corriere della Sera, Alitalia is being nationalized again into a new corporation, with a 35% ownership of the national railroad company ( Ferrovie dello Stato ) and a 15 % ownership of the Italian Department of Commerce ( Ministero dell’ Economia ). Probably ...

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by FCOTSTW
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?
Replies: 119
Views: 24568

Re: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?

This is my experience about transatlantic sales in the 80s. Back then, the sale of retail airline tickets was mainly offered through three channels: reservation offices, ticket offices (both airport- and downtown-located), and travel agencies. All of this changed when internet sales took over. In th...

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by FCOTSTW
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KQ100 drops a stowaway
Replies: 48
Views: 11021

Re: KQ100 drops a stowaway

According to BBC News, this is something that happens on average once every five years. Imagine sunbathing in your backyard and next thing you know a frozen body plummets from the sky three feet away from you, splatting blood on you and anything around you. Quite a trauma there. https://www.bbc.com/...

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by FCOTSTW
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!
Replies: 61
Views: 6455

Re: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!

https://onemileatatime.com/cam-newton-seat-change/ I must congratulate the anonymous man for not falling prey to the 'money can buy everything' equation! Gotta love his reaction. And BTW, $1500.00 is really not a lot. $1500 probably would have paid for the roundtrip, plus you get the story to tell ...

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by FCOTSTW
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest unserved city pairs due to politics
Replies: 70
Views: 7319

Re: Largest unserved city pairs due to politics

How about IKA-JED?

Besides the tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia, I am sure that many Iranians would benefit from a scheduled flight that could take them to Mecca and Medina.

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by FCOTSTW
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Guitar on a DL MD-88 F Class
Replies: 2
Views: 478

Guitar on a DL MD-88 F Class

Hi everyone, I will be traveling on a DL MD-88 in first class with a guitar in a hard case measuring 45 ¾ “ ( 116 cms. ) in length. Can anyone help me with the following: 1. Maximum width of the overhead bin; 2. Height of the first class coat compartment. I have been trying to find this information ...

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