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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: 63
Views: 10399

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: 2703

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: 133
Views: 13930

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: 1073

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: 2173

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: 15723

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: 3713

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: 13789

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: 9410

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: 6259

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: 6259

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: 4482

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: 4482

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: 4050

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: 18405

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: 1006

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: 2674

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: 5939

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 bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 988
Views: 240140

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 bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 988
Views: 240140

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: 23171

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: 10224

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: 5611

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: 6241

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: 391

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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by FCOTSTW
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China-Japan flights to soar dramatically as bilateral ties thaw
Replies: 15
Views: 3012

Re: China-Japan flights to soar dramatically as bilateral ties thaw

Good stuff, really. But has not all of this already happened? The article is dated January 24, 2019 and talks about 46 new routes to be established in February and March 2019.

It appears than anything this article predicts is obsolete.

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by FCOTSTW
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Passenger Assaults FA
Replies: 22
Views: 2432

Re: Another Passenger Assaults FA

FCOTSTW wrote:
crjflyboy wrote:
Flying is a privilege, it is not a constitutional right.
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Sorry, but an airplane ticket is nothing more than a transportation contract and as such, an airline has the right to refuse to enter such a contract, if it chooses to do so. It is not a privilege.

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by FCOTSTW
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Passenger Assaults FA
Replies: 22
Views: 2432

Re: Another Passenger Assaults FA

crjflyboy wrote:
Flying is a privilege, it is not a constitutional right.
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Sorry, but an airplane ticket is nothing more than a transportation contract and as such, an airline has the right to refuse to enter such a contract, if it chooses to do so. It is not a privilege.

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by FCOTSTW
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flight Reviews: Is Sam Chui a reliable aviation vlogger and reviewer?
Replies: 49
Views: 11375

Re: Flight Reviews: Is Sam Chui a reliable aviation vlogger and reviewer?

I don't know to be very honest, I'm caught between two groups of people one saying that he is just a walking advertisement for airlines whereas another says his reviews are good. So I'm kinda confused right now. Is his vlogs reliable and truthful? Has anyone ever set a reliability standard when it ...

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by FCOTSTW
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?
Replies: 142
Views: 13201

Re: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?

TWA 847 operated from Cairo to San Diego stopping in Athens, Rome, Boston, and Los Angeles. This flight was hijacked in 1985. I believe there was a change of equipment in Rome and possibly Los Angeles. Correct, however it was not the same plane. It was a 727 on the ATH FCO, an L10 or a 74L on the F...

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by FCOTSTW
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?
Replies: 142
Views: 13201

Re: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?

JL429 10/1988 747: ITM - NRT - ANC - AMS - CDG
JL433 10/1988 747: ITM - NRT - AMS - HAM - FRA
JL417 10/1988 747: ITM - NRT - ANC - CPH - AMS
JL416 10/1988 747: FCO - CPH - ANC - NRT - ITM

ITM is the old Osaka Itami airport

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by FCOTSTW
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Travel to Japanese cities outside of Tokyo - Shinkansen, connect, or fly nonstop?
Replies: 8
Views: 705

Re: Travel to Japanese cities outside of Tokyo - Shinkansen, connect, or fly nonstop?

If I were you, I would get the cheapest ticket to TYO (NRT or HND), KIX, or NGO. These three cities are very-well served by the Shinkansen and the longest transit time (Tokyo to Osaka) is just 3 hours.

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by FCOTSTW
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why is the A330 still in production but the 767 isn't (for pax)?
Replies: 32
Views: 2628

Re: Why is the A330 still in production but the 767 isn't (for pax)?

I might think because their "updated" models. Indeed, while the most advanced 767 model, the -400, has been unsuccessful (37 frames delivered to CO/UA and DL), the A330 has taken advantage of a different marketing strategy to launch its NEO version. I believe it has been a mix of marketing...

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by FCOTSTW
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More details on BOOM SST at Paris. SFO to Toyko in 5.5 hours. First flight in 2020...
Replies: 102
Views: 12952

Re: More details on BOOM SST at Paris. SFO to Toyko in 5.5 hours. First flight in 2020...

Can' t people just learn from the past??? Mach 2.2 (lots of airports restrict their landings and/or take-offs), 55 passengers (a very niche market), tickets costing $ 5,000 for a transpacific flight, a range of only 4,500 miles. Ok, differently from the Concorde it might be high-tech and it might he...

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by FCOTSTW
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways passenger jailed for life for hijack hoax
Replies: 7
Views: 2020

Re: Jet Airways passenger jailed for life for hijack hoax

Jailed for life? Interesting approach to the concept of proportionality under the rule of law... [twoid][/twoid] I guess that that is the Indian standard, which I respect. Still, I am speechless in front of so much stupidity from the passenger. He is wealthy. I would bet this gets overturned eventu...

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by FCOTSTW
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airbus A330-743L Beluga XL Passenger Variant
Replies: 6
Views: 2066

Airbus A330-743L Beluga XL Passenger Variant

A silly thought... seen the reduced success (or possible failure) of the A380 project, could Airbus see in the Airbus A330-743L Beluga XL the possibility of a passenger variant? After all, it would be smaller than the A380 and it would be based on the successful A330. http://www.airliners.net/photo/...

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by FCOTSTW
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways passenger jailed for life for hijack hoax
Replies: 7
Views: 2020

Re: Jet Airways passenger jailed for life for hijack hoax

vfw614 wrote:
Jailed for life? Interesting approach to the concept of proportionality under the rule of law...

[twoid][/twoid]

I guess that that is the Indian standard, which I respect. Still, I am speechless in front of so much stupidity from the passenger.

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by FCOTSTW
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The first US Airline into BLQ!
Replies: 44
Views: 6858

Re: The first US Airline into BLQ!

I thought this was a bizarre add by AA. Given how infrequently they release saver J awards, that tells you how poorly this route is doing. I wouldn't be shocked if they replace this with PHL-NAP next year. If DL couldn't keep a 757 on JFK-Pisa in conjunction with Alitalia I don't see how a 767 can ...

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by FCOTSTW
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The first US Airline into BLQ!
Replies: 44
Views: 6858

Re: The first US Airline into BLQ!

Today American Airlines was the first US airline to fly into BLQ! I don't know if this flight will last or not!! We will see!!! https://www.facebook.com/crazydaytripper/videos/2754725664602905/ I think it might. The region between Bologna and Milan if very industrial and so far the only offering to...

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by FCOTSTW
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam
Replies: 116
Views: 14122

Re: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam

airboss787 wrote:
Where did they get the $18k from? Was that the cost of all tickets or does that include damages?


I bet they calculated the full fare Business class ticket published on the flight dates.

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by FCOTSTW
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam
Replies: 116
Views: 14122

Re: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam

There’s something I don’t get here, I used to about 10 years ago work for a major UK credit card company, and one of the calls we used to get on a semi regular basis was from customers stuck at check in not being able too check in as they no longer had the credit card they booked the flight on (sto...

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by FCOTSTW
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam
Replies: 116
Views: 14122

Re: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam

Airline tickets are considered transportation contracts. She infringed the contract's provisions, hence she is liable.

Good job to AC for detecting it.

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by FCOTSTW
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS scraps on board duty free to save weight
Replies: 30
Views: 5621

Re: SAS scraps on board duty free to save weight

I think that Duty Free sales made sense when retail commerce was conducted in stores, before the internet era, with pricing aligning to each other. Back then, taking the sales tax out (especially in Europe, where VAT rates are around 20% or higher) made very sense. Today, online buying makes all of ...

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by FCOTSTW
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO
Replies: 97
Views: 19871

Re: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO

Flight IG938 from SFO to MXP scheduled on june 1st was delayed beacuse the aircraft was damaged by a ramp vehicle, causing the flight to be postponed by 36 hours and affecting many passengers. In this interview just published on corriere della sera (in italian only) https://www.corriere.it/cronache...

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by FCOTSTW
Thu May 30, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines on the edge
Replies: 32
Views: 4045

Re: Airlines on the edge

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-48457389
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AlexBrewster03 wrote:
If the Brazilian economy doesn’t improve, could we see any of the Brazilian airlines fall?


I do not think you too far off in guessing the location.

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-48457389

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by FCOTSTW
Thu May 30, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA 777 business vs LH A380 business
Replies: 16
Views: 1693

Re: UA 777 business vs LH A380 business

LUFTHANSA!!!!!!

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by FCOTSTW
Thu May 30, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest serving livery
Replies: 25
Views: 2771

Re: Longest serving livery

Veigar wrote:
Closest so far is Korean I guess. They haven't changed their livery since the 80s and I believe some 707s wore it.



Another good candidate is Aeroflot in Soviet times, where each aircraft type had its own livery.

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by FCOTSTW
Thu May 30, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could TWA have been able to save the 717 or A318?
Replies: 15
Views: 2103

Re: Could TWA have been able to save the 717 or A318?

TWA wasn't going to make payroll at the time of the acquisition announcement, according to one of their accounts I shared a shuttle with. AA paid the employees that week, and, obviously thereafter. So I think it unlikely TWA could have saved anything. Not with Icahn bleeding them. Operating expense...

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by FCOTSTW
Thu May 30, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Printed Airline Timetables
Replies: 33
Views: 2857

Re: Printed Airline Timetables

LH still regularly publishes its pdf timetable. You can download it from the website.

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by FCOTSTW
Sun May 26, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launches TPA-AMS, its 21st service to AMS
Replies: 99
Views: 16416

Re: DL launches TPA-AMS today, its 21st service to AMS

redzeppelin wrote:
TC957 wrote:
A hypothetical return flight (based on DL135 +12h) would leave AMS at 2220, and arrive to DTW at about 0100. That might be attractive to a DTW resident trying to squeeze every minute of daylight from their European vacation.


I do not really think so...

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