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by eurotrader85
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5
Replies: 57
Views: 8261

Re: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5

There is more to this, when AA is at a full schedule its 20 flights daily. How is that going to work at T5, is BA moving some of their lesser intercontinental flights to Terminal 3 making room for AA ? BA's 747 could sadly be history, BA still will have frequency in their main markets with 787, A35...

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by eurotrader85
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of IAG post-pandemic
Replies: 48
Views: 4551

Re: Future of IAG post-pandemic

IMO from a BA perspective it makes more sense to get the frequency up and hold onto the slots then just add the capacity. That means the question mark is over the 380 fleet. It worked well for them in the good times, but now we are in the terrible. Its expensive and its cargo capability is weak. The...

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by eurotrader85
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vienna Airport to exempt landing charge and subsidise departing passengers
Replies: 8
Views: 1599

Re: Vienna Airport to exempt landing charge and subsidise departing passengers

So how does this stack up with their proposed minimum flight price? I'm confused if VIE is trying to encourage traffic or push it away.

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by eurotrader85
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Winter 2020
Replies: 86
Views: 16078

Re: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Winter 2020

I know it's debated on another thread, but I can see this all heading into a government backed 'cash for clunkers'/'scrapage' scheme of sorts as its going to be the only way to clear the stored/underutilised aircraft while still keeping a flow of aircraft going out the doors of the manufacturers and...

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by eurotrader85
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which measures would help you travel with confidence again?
Replies: 28
Views: 1230

Re: Which measures would help you travel with confidence again?

Another ridiculous claim is that non-symptomatic transmission is the reason why people should wear a face mask. The virus is far smaller than what is filtered out by the majority of face masks. Not sure why on earth people will still trust health agencies and public services anymore. Of course you ...

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by eurotrader85
Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar CEO: no new Airbus or Boeing deliveries until 2022
Replies: 103
Views: 17636

Re: Qatar CEO: no new Airbus or Boeing deliveries until 2022

Covered by Reuters: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-qatar-airways-idUSKBN23O22V with more details: I guess he doesn't understand A&B can also review who they do business with. ... Ladies and Gentlemen I'd like to welcome you aboard the newest member of the Qatar Airways fl...

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by eurotrader85
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines to shrink by 20% by 2022
Replies: 72
Views: 8711

Re: Austrian Airlines to shrink by 20% by 2022

Contrary to my username, I'm not Austrian, but living in Austria has made me realize that Austrians have a blind love for their airline. Everybody absolutely loves OS, and whenever I bring up my opinion that OS should absorb into LH, I'm met with harsh criticism. So while I agree with airhansa, Aus...

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by eurotrader85
Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS recapitalization - Sweden + Denmark state funds
Replies: 60
Views: 4682

Re: Sweden and Denmark want Norway to re-enter SAS

I don't get how this is of any interest to Norway. They left for what was in their minds a good reason, and that reason hasn't changed because of COVID-19. Assuming the funds will come from the country's sovereign wealth fund, does an investment of any sorts not contradict its policy that there woul...

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by eurotrader85
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Building airports at the sea
Replies: 20
Views: 5485

Re: Building airports at the sea

Money is not the only reason, the Dutch coast is pretty much full. And I don’t think they can built an airport without mass protests. When I think of sea in the Netherlands, I don't automatically think of the North Sea coast, for example they could potentially create a new polder out in the Ijmeer ...

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by eurotrader85
Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets
Replies: 176
Views: 16421

Re: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets

If it was up to me, I'd do away with LCC. As an airline employee, I'm not okay with the fact that the people who end up "paying" for these low fares are workers and their families. Argue all you want, it won't change my mind. I've been doing this thing (aviation) for a while now. The RACE...

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by eurotrader85
Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets
Replies: 176
Views: 16421

Re: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets

I sincerely hope this gets challenged in court. This is nothing but trying to protect OS from low cost competition. If OS and the Austrian government wants people to fly OS and pay higher fares to keep it viable then maybe OS should focus on providing an actual premium service so people actually wan...

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by eurotrader85
Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread
Replies: 240
Views: 82126

Re: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread

Very interesting that they tried to raise capital in the private market but couldn't due to the "political sensitivities surrounding its ownership". Just be interesting to know how much that 'undisclosed stake' is. Politically suits everyone the structure in a difficult time. Without drift...

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by eurotrader85
Sun Jun 07, 2020 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus threatens to sue airlines
Replies: 104
Views: 20148

Re: Airbus threatens to sue airlines

I believe you are correct in that Airbus is setting legal precident. Neither Airbus nor Boeing can ramp down to zero. If they tried, half the vendor supply chain would go bankrupt and then no manufacturing of aircraft. This is true of the engine vendors as all need specialty casting vendors who nee...

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by eurotrader85
Sun Jun 07, 2020 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus threatens to sue airlines
Replies: 104
Views: 20148

Re: Airbus threatens to sue airlines

How are they in a position to tell Airbus, or Boeing for that matter, that they will never buy an aircraft from them again? People here are trying to make this out like it is a typical supplier with a customer(s) that are struggling and where they need each other in equal amounts. Easy, you pick up...

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by eurotrader85
Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus threatens to sue airlines
Replies: 104
Views: 20148

Re: Airbus threatens to sue airlines

If airlines believe they won't be sued for failing to honour a contract, then they start to treat firm orders as options. The moment that an aircraft manufacturer wins in court against an airline, the firm-order-is-an-option approach will stop Large airlines are not like vulnerable widows or orphan...

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by eurotrader85
Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Istanbul Grand Airport overtake ATL for busiest airport?
Replies: 15
Views: 1192

Re: Will Istanbul Grand Airport overtake ATL for busiest airport?

I have to agree with the point that IST will not overtake ATL for a few reasons. Sure O&D for the city of Istanbul is big, and will grow, but there is the relief airport at SAW which would be more preferable for many travellers to the Asian side of Istanbul. The new IST airport is very far out o...

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by eurotrader85
Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese aviation market international capacity restriction
Replies: 110
Views: 13488

Re: Trump Admin to bar Chinese Airlines from flying to US

Good news for CX as well. HKG just opening up for transit again and they could do with the pax, all be it small atm. I read this morning that Hong Kong, and by extension can maybe assume China as well, is looking to open up its borders to foreign visitors (other than between Hong Kong, Macau, Mainla...

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by eurotrader85
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no second commercial airport for Atlanta?
Replies: 108
Views: 11518

Re: Why no second commercial airport for Atlanta?

Why would you need a second airport if the one you have, which has five runways and good terminal space, is working well for the city. Its not like Atlanta is suddenly going to explode as a new O&D destination with oodles more traffic needed. Its primarily Delta connecting traffic.

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by eurotrader85
Wed May 27, 2020 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Building airports at the sea
Replies: 20
Views: 5485

Re: Building airports at the sea

All good points made by rbretas above. KIX is an excellent example, a world class airport built to relieve ITM which has no space to grow. Also the picture of HKG, what was the alternative to building Chek Lap Kok on the man made island? Expanding Kai Tak? Never going to happen. There is nowhere els...

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by eurotrader85
Wed May 27, 2020 4:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Forbes: Air Travel Prices Set To Double
Replies: 1
Views: 744

Re: Forbes: Air Travel Prices Set To Double

A temporary blip on some specific non-competing routes only. As the article rightly goes onto say, it is a commodity, and where they are fighting for pax, fares are and will come down. The article even says some TATL routes are dirt cheap atm, as is Europe-Asia atm. We are just in a strange time tha...

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by eurotrader85
Wed May 27, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are AA, DL and UA Limiting the Number of Passengers to Achieve Social Distancing?
Replies: 2
Views: 496

Re: Are AA, DL and UA Limiting the Number of Passengers to Achieve Social Distancing?

U2/EZY was doing the same in Europe. You can guarantee this is a temporary measure until load factors pick up.

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by eurotrader85
Sun May 24, 2020 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 133
Views: 22157

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2020

SpaceshipDC10 wrote:
eurotrader85 wrote:
(Entschuldigung, mein Schweizer Deutsch ist nicht so gut) :D


That's German not Schwitzer Dütsch.


Sorry, I stand corrected.

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by eurotrader85
Sat May 23, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 133
Views: 22157

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2020

Zurich Airport is planning to replace Terminal A with a taller and wider one. Here's the video (in German) detailing the construction: https://vbvisual.ch/projektfilme/neues-dock-a/ Quick breakdown: - New Terminal is being built right next to the old one - once it's been built, the old one will be ...

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by eurotrader85
Sat May 23, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BeNeLux Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 74
Views: 9453

Re: BeNeLux Aviation Thread - 2020

Thank you, so we still don't know which planes will be leaving their fleet? 27 destinations will be cut, among them: Europe: Lanzarote, Madeira, Kos, Sint-Petersburg, Krakau, Warschau, Sevilla, Valencia, Bristol, Hannover, Moskou, Billund, Santorini and Vilnius Africa: Marrakesh, Ouagadougou and Co...

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by eurotrader85
Sat May 23, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BeNeLux Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 74
Views: 9453

Re: BeNeLux Aviation Thread - 2020

What plane will they use on this route? Q400? Also are they going for locals or do they also offer transfer options via LUX? Yes Q400 which makes sense given the capacity Flybe had on the route. Plenty of expat traffic going back and forth but not sure if offering transfer traffic. Is a shame if no...

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by eurotrader85
Fri May 22, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Simple Flying and the A380
Replies: 3
Views: 536

Re: Simple Flying and the A380

I actually don't mind Simple Flying, although I get why many on a.net roll their eyes at it. They regurgitate news already in the public domain and put a fan boy spin on everything. And that is not just for the A380 but almost everything, sometimes even with a few factual mistakes. But I don't mind ...

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by eurotrader85
Fri May 22, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AMS Allowed to Grow to 540K Movements
Replies: 37
Views: 6088

Re: AMS Allowed to Grow to 540K Movements

Because it’s a much more efficient measure to allocate slots. Companies who have to get a return on investment are going to maximise the yield they can out of the restrained commodity, that is the slot. If you have to pay $25mln for a pair you are not going to stick an Embraer on a flight to MME. Y...

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by eurotrader85
Fri May 22, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AMS Allowed to Grow to 540K Movements
Replies: 37
Views: 6088

Re: AMS Allowed to Grow to 540K Movements

Hence why they're intending changing the slot allocation regulation on EU level (they see possibilities). Moreover, they're going to explore possibilities to use airport charges to steer on "network quality"; If they are able to change legislation at an EU level that they can basically pi...

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by eurotrader85
Fri May 22, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AMS Allowed to Grow to 540K Movements
Replies: 37
Views: 6088

Re: AMS Allowed to Grow to 540K Movements

The government made clear that it doesn't want to increase the maximum number of movements for these types of flights. As such it will seek ways to change the slot allocation system is such a way that it can ensure that slot requests which have a low added value for the Dutch economy can be refused...

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by eurotrader85
Thu May 21, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: All OW carriers to move T5 LHR
Replies: 38
Views: 7660

Re: Rumor: All OW carriers to move T5 LHR

Maybe Heathrow Airport should complete the T2A building so that all airlines can use T2 and T5 in the foreseeable future. In the same time they can rebuild T3. The best time to do it before the passenger number go back to 60-70 millions mark. Was the long term plan to level T3 and rebuild it? It is...

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by eurotrader85
Thu May 21, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: All OW carriers to move T5 LHR
Replies: 38
Views: 7660

Re: Rumor: All OW carriers to move T5 LHR

I would agree no way they can all fit in. AA long term only makes sense with T5D and original plan was for the underground train to go all the way through to T3 so T3 & T5 become a mass OW extension of each other. There is no way otherwise it makes sense long term, let alone when MH come back an...

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by eurotrader85
Wed May 20, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport numbers for the 1st quarter 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 1803

Re: Airport numbers for the 1st quarter 2020

Good link, what is interesting is if you click you see the regional difference between the top 20 airports. Those worse numbers out of China and Hong Kong for Q1 sum up how it entered the crisis earlier than the rest of the world. That said domestic transport is now on the rise again from those dep...

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by eurotrader85
Wed May 20, 2020 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport numbers for the 1st quarter 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 1803

Re: Airport numbers for the 1st quarter 2020

Good link, what is interesting is if you click you see the regional difference between the top 20 airports. Those worse numbers out of China and Hong Kong for Q1 sum up how it entered the crisis earlier than the rest of the world. That said domestic transport is now on the rise again from those dept...

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by eurotrader85
Mon May 18, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future of Star(*) Alliance?
Replies: 18
Views: 2948

Re: Future of Star(*) Alliance?

Thai going under would be a big blow being a founder member and all but as others have said, every airline is under pressure at the moment. If the two kingpins of the group LH and UA go under then its a different story for the group, and that's not likely to happen. This said I had always wondered a...

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by eurotrader85
Sun May 17, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AMS Allowed to Grow to 540K Movements
Replies: 37
Views: 6088

Re: AMS Allowed to Grow to 540K Movements

What does this mean for the upgrading/moving of flights to LEY?

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by eurotrader85
Thu May 14, 2020 2:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How to hire a private jet
Replies: 8
Views: 1268

Re: How to hire a private jet

Yes I wouldn't worry about the fact the brokers don't own the jets. Ultimately is a commodity game for the airlines, same as you would book space on a cargo vessels etc with a freight broker. Depending on your leg of where you are flying from and too, and demand etc the broker will just price it up....

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by eurotrader85
Sun May 10, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: IAG and EY interested in creating a hub at VIE
Replies: 118
Views: 21428

Re: Rumour: IAG and EY interested in creating a hub at VIE

OS is a full service high quality airline IMO, offering a better product that BA or Iberia. I'm not quite sure why they would focus on shuttling people between EE and WE. AMS for example is in a good position to act as a hub for the wealthy and isolated areas of Northern Europe and the eastern Atla...

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by eurotrader85
Thu May 07, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: IAG and EY interested in creating a hub at VIE
Replies: 118
Views: 21428

Re: Rumor: IAG and Etihad interest in taking over OS

I only see IAG being interested in it to expand LEVEL which I doubt is what the Austrian government would have in mind. Not that there isn't the real possibility to keep it as a full service hub but not sure that's what IAG would have in mind. EY is a joke that's in any case fighting for survival an...

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by eurotrader85
Wed May 06, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LAX world’s busiest IF no gate/slot restrictions?
Replies: 7
Views: 1015

Re: LAX world’s busiest IF no gate/slot restrictions?

I'd think LHR would be up a lot higher on the list if it weren't restricted in any way. :checkmark: :checkmark: :checkmark: :checkmark: Been full for over 15 years on its two runways. A better way to measure it is simply the cost of a pair of slots on the grey market if its allowed. Gives a market ...

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by eurotrader85
Sun May 03, 2020 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 311
Views: 56559

Re: BA could make up to 12.000 employees redundant

I think the tone of the letter makes it clear it's more than just 'survival'. It's a calculated opportunity to reshape the rights of workers and the cost base.

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by eurotrader85
Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 311
Views: 56559

Re: BA may not reopen at Gatwick

Whilst the Memo allegedly came from BA I would be shocked if BA pulled out of Gatwick even in these hard times an idiot would not give arch rivals a massive foothold in the same business, Easy Jet and Ryanair would snap up slots and effectively close BA's european network completely even at Heathro...

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by eurotrader85
Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 311
Views: 56559

Re: BA may not reopen at Gatwick

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52489013


That certainly puts the MAX commitment into question.


Yep, that ones not happening given it was earmarked for LGW operations, and there is going to be a lot of spare NB fleet floating around the group.
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Dahlgardo wrote:
BHXLOVER wrote:
BA may not reopen at Gatwick once pandemic passes

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52489013


That certainly puts the MAX commitment into question.


Yep, that ones not happening given it was earmarked for LGW operations, and there is going to be a lot of spare NB fleet floating around the group.

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by eurotrader85
Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 311
Views: 56559

Re: BA may not reopen at Gatwick

Just read this, WOW. While I get the idea to consolidate all operations at LHR, LGW was very profitable for the business unit, and obviously did a load of holiday destinations which there was little market for at more expensive LHR. I thought LGW was barely profitable after a lot of cuts. They don'...

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by eurotrader85
Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 386
Views: 179152

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-52489013

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1445467
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BA potentially looking at shutting LGW operations. Thread already opened for discussion purposes.

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-52489013

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1445467

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by eurotrader85
Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 311
Views: 56559

Re: BA may not reopen at Gatwick

Just read this, WOW. While I get the idea to consolidate all operations at LHR, LGW was very profitable for the business unit, and obviously did a load of holiday destinations which there was little market for at more expensive LHR. Acknowledge market is going to be depressed post pandemic but losin...

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by eurotrader85
Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of Skyteam - is there any?
Replies: 67
Views: 10741

Re: The future of Skyteam - is there any?

Have you not seen the other thread yet? Did I miss KLM or AF make a public statement? Shoot let me go look A link to the other thread for reference. The Dutch government put conditions on the loan that end KLM from financing the syndicate until repaid: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?...

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by eurotrader85
Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your last trip and the next trip you cancelled
Replies: 49
Views: 2311

Re: Your last trip and the next trip you cancelled

Last Trip (March)
LAX - HKG CX

Next Trip Cancelled (July):
HKG - LGW CX

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by eurotrader85
Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 386
Views: 179152

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Transp ... tes-rescue
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Thai in discussions for government THB70Bn loan. Assumes back to normal operations by October.

https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Transp ... tes-rescue

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by eurotrader85
Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines cash reserves
Replies: 48
Views: 10266

Re: Airlines cash reserves

Such a basic concept for people to believe investor funded companies should just stash away billions - this is not personal finance. Even on the non-traded privately held company level I can say my company probably returns 85% of our excess cash flow back to investors, closer to 90% if you back out...

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by eurotrader85
Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines cash reserves
Replies: 48
Views: 10266

Re: Airlines cash reserves

As mentioned by numerous persons in this feed, we are talking about companies here whose job is to deliver the demands of and returns to shareholders. Not public service obligators who must deliver come rain or shine. Management boards that do not deliver shareholders expectations will be moved on. ...

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