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by Eikie
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEY ready for business?
Replies: 9
Views: 1233

Re: LEY ready for business?

Cityhopper moving to Lelystad does not make sense as most of their business is delivering and taking passengers to/from KLM. The supposed plan for the airport was to move the holyday flights from EHAM when EHAM was at the maximum number of flights, so there is not really a reason for Lelystad to exi...

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by Eikie
Sun Aug 30, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet sued for discrimination by woman forced to move seat
Replies: 125
Views: 12984

Re: Easyjet sued for discrimination by woman forced to move seat

The issue here isn't so much that Easyjet or its staff discriminated, more that they assisted the Ultra-Orthodox men to discriminate. The cabin crew seem to have done their best to resolve the situation "on the hoof" and nobody can blame them. The real criticism is that the company should...

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by Eikie
Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Express IX1344 landing accident at Kozhikode
Replies: 205
Views: 46471

Re: Air India Express IX1344 landing accident at Kozhikode

That drop off at the end is massive, plus the fact it doesn't have any sort of EMAS is a joke IMO. It doesn't have a true EMAS but it does have a 240m overrun area which is the highest recommendation from ICAO. If you overrun a 2860m runway plus another 240m, the design isn't an issue at that point...

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by Eikie
Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Electrical airplanes in Norway technically possible by 2025?
Replies: 59
Views: 3930

Re: Electrical airplanes in Norway technically possible by 2025?

What if they would use hydrogen instead of batteries, would that save weight? I mean, there are already tests going on with hydrogen powered aircraft and they look promising. Also the waste product of hydrogen is just plain water, which can be dumped during the flight resulting in a lower landing w...

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by Eikie
Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Electrical airplanes in Norway technically possible by 2025?
Replies: 59
Views: 3930

Re: Electrical airplanes in Norway technically possible by 2025?

Problem with range is that, unless the rules change for these sort of aircraft, normally the amount of fuel carried has lots of required margins in it. Startup and taxi fuel, trip fuel, contingency fuel, diversion fuel. While some could be abolished (taxi via a tow, diversion fuel not needed under c...

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by Eikie
Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL735 AMS to CUR returning?.
Replies: 5
Views: 2470

Re: KL735 AMS to CUR returning?.

It's a medical issue.

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by Eikie
Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM slap on the wrist for discrimination
Replies: 31
Views: 5566

Re: KLM slab on the risk for discrimination

Sit where you are assigned. If the man cannot sit next to a woman and it wasn't voluntarily accommodated, he is the one coming up with new demands and should leave the plane. I totally agree with that. If person A has a problem onboard with person B next to them because of something person B cannot...

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by Eikie
Wed Jul 15, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 355
Views: 57618

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

The loan is for KLM, not those other companies. If any other company wants a similar arrangement they can expect similar condition, if it even would be considered. That is not how the government sold it. They save KLM not because they want KLM to stay afloat, but because if KLM falls, numerous othe...

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by Eikie
Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 355
Views: 57618

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

This is all abolished and I wonder why. With pilots only making up less than 10% of the total workforce and by far not all pilots make as much as politicians think, the actual amount of money being saved by this demand is minuscule compared to the overal costs of KLM. If it purely was about making ...

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by Eikie
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 355
Views: 57618

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

The big mistake the unions make is that they view the Dutch government as a government willing to spend money on KLM. Actually, the Dutch government has no intention of spending money on KLM and thus the Dutch government (but we see the same in France) set conditions which ensure KLM will pay back ...

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by Eikie
Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 355
Views: 57618

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

I am certain the unions will cooperate with reducing costs, as they have done before. But they want the normal way of negotiations between company and employees, not a set reduction in pay because a politician thinks it helps him get votes next elections. The big mistake the unions make is that the...

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by Eikie
Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 355
Views: 57618

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

As far as I understood, the government wants both. Certain salaries need to reduce by at least 20% and as a whole KLM needs to reduce costs with 15%. And the first part is what agitates the unions and I see their point. There can still be some discussion how that 20% is divided between the multiple...

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by Eikie
Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 355
Views: 57618

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

Not only Air France is having trouble with it's staff, the KLM staff can also be an obstacle in the recovery. As we all know, KLM is being bailed out by the Dutch government, 3,4bn Euro's in their case. In exchange for this, they asked a reduction in the operation cost of 15%. So we are talking abo...

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by Eikie
Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 355
Views: 57618

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

Not only Air France is having trouble with it's staff, the KLM staff can also be an obstacle in the recovery. As we all know, KLM is being bailed out by the Dutch government, 3,4bn Euro's in their case. In exchange for this, they asked a reduction in the operation cost of 15%. So we are talking abo...

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by Eikie
Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 355
Views: 57618

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

BTW the job cuts will be announced next week (not to interfere with the good news). Would be a little quick. While it is already announced that jobs will be lost, both publicly and internally, the restructuring plan is still being made. It has to be in effect at the end of october, as it is a requi...

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by Eikie
Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dominant language on Brussels Airlines - French or Flemish_
Replies: 36
Views: 5593

Re: Dominant language on Brussels Airlines - French or Flemish_

We had a nightstop in Monrovia for a few years and besides is there was 1 other airline flying to that place and that was Brussels airlines. We both were put in the same hotel (probably the only available) and what I mostly saw was a Dutch/flemish speaking cockpit- and French speaking cabincrew. Whi...

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by Eikie
Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cabin Crew yearly flight limit
Replies: 5
Views: 2075

Re: CC yearly flight limit

Sorry if this has been covered here before. Is it correct cabin crew are capped at 900 flying hours per year? And can they go over that limit in a single year or carry over any unused hours from the previous year? Does this mean that on a average salary 'long haul' CC for example work on average 20...

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by Eikie
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CCTV in Aircrafts
Replies: 54
Views: 4890

Re: CCTV in Aircrafts

Passenger cabins and aisles/galleys today are monitored in flight per CCTV on many aircraft. Why shouldn't this be extended to the cockpit where it makes actual sense? Because they aren't monitored. At least, I know of no (western) airline which records camera's in the cabin or galley. In fact, I k...

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by Eikie
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 355
Views: 57618

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

Source: https://news.klm.com/klm-adds-more-destinations-to-network/ Intercontinental In June, KLM expanded its intercontinental network to include Aruba, Bonaire, Sint Maarten, Paramaribo and Quito. In July, KLM plans to add six additional destinations (Jakarta, Denpasar, Washington, San Francisco,...

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by Eikie
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CCTV in Aircrafts
Replies: 54
Views: 4890

Re: CCTV in Aircrafts

In most industry people are already under cctv monitoring, so why not airlines staff? Passengers, aren’t they already under it désulfites what airlines say Maybe where you live, but my country still has quite rigorous privacy laws. You have to have very good reasons to install a camera on the work ...

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by Eikie
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CCTV in Aircrafts
Replies: 54
Views: 4890

Re: CCTV in Aircrafts

Some aircraft (E-Jets and 777s are the ones I know of, but there are probably more) already have cameras pointing from the cockpit doorway towards the cabin, and you can see the galley, entryway, and first few rows. It's a great idea, and I hope we see more cameras around airplanes soon. Safety ove...

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by Eikie
Sat May 30, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 515
Views: 64182

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

https://newsroom.lufthansagroup.com/English/Newsroom/agreement-on-lufthansa-s-stabilization-package/s/1d7a23a2-8f62-42d4-93df-7ab8e2ae3b66 Needs more approval but I guess that’ll happen this time around. Not sure what the commotion is about looking at other airlines receiving support too. Thinking ...

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by Eikie
Fri May 29, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 515
Views: 64182

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

At least some further good news to the Lufthansa group operations in the coming weeks. Please see link: https://newsroom.lufthansagroup.com/english/newsroom/lufthansa-group-significantly-extends-june-timetable/s/2bcbc1dd-c323-4261-8de5-9acac0c05e5b 2000 weekly empty flights, you call that good news...

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by Eikie
Wed May 27, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 355
Views: 57618

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

KLM already get's exceptions in their state support, they were allowed to lay off flex workers. First, the flexworkers were not laid off, their contract wasn't extended. While in laymans views it is often the same, there is a large difference between them. Secondl, KLM didn't get an exception, it s...

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by Eikie
Wed May 27, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 355
Views: 57618

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

Aruba, Curacao and Sint Maarten are countries within the Kingdom of The Netherlands so not only historic ties but also current ties :) In that light, BON also has current ties as it is a municipality in the country of the Netherlands ;) Absolutely, so we can say that The Kingdom of The Netherlands ...

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by Eikie
Tue May 26, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 355
Views: 57618

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

I have no problem with Ben Smith getting money. When he came to AFKL he actually took a paycut, but was promised subsequent remuneration including ones based on performance targets. Its important leadership is well compensated as good talent will be lost otherwise. Everything should be done to keep...

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by Eikie
Mon May 18, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: May 18th, 1920: first official KLM flight: AMS - London
Replies: 9
Views: 1213

Re: May 18th, 1920: first official KLM flight: AMS - London

Assume the Croydon airport no longer exists? Did a quick google map search and see something that appears to have been its existence, but I yield here to the experts It is closed and mostly build over, but the terminal building and control tower are still standing and used as a visitors center/conf...

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by Eikie
Tue May 12, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - May 2020
Replies: 184
Views: 25360

Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - May 2020

Surprised by the number of KLM flights. Are they allowing PAX transferring through AMS? Or are they running Cargo transfer flights? Pax are allowed to transfer, in fact that is what most of them do. Besides that and cargo flights, they still do some repatriation flights to get Dutch citizens back h...

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by Eikie
Tue May 12, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 515
Views: 64182

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

Yes and KLM for example flies to airports including within Germany that are less than 4 hours by train too. That would be Düsseldorf and Köln only, maybe Frankfurt of you catch the right train. And there are increasing voice in the Netherlands to ban short flights (below a certain distance) bit no ...

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by Eikie
Sun May 10, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 355
Views: 57618

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

Blerg wrote:
Is Air France completely grounded or are they operating some flights right now?

They are flying somewhat. Both "regular" acheduled flights as repatriation flights for the government.

About 5 tot 10% of the normal amount, if I recall correctly.

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by Eikie
Wed May 06, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"
Replies: 135
Views: 31139

Re: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"

The Whale killed by a microscopic virus. Among other factors of course... The real whales - the 747s - are still alive as the cargo versions are busy, in part due to the virus. I've never referred to the A380 as a whale - if forced into using a nickname, I'd call it Uncle Fester. Of course it is a ...

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by Eikie
Wed May 06, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - May 2020
Replies: 184
Views: 25360

Re: BA, LH and KLM surviving crisis better than others?

Surprised by the number of KLM flights. Are they allowing PAX transferring through AMS? Or are they running Cargo transfer flights? Both. Some are cargo to and pax from a destination, some are cargo or pax only. A few, but it is decreasing, are flights to being back Dutch citizens stuck abroad. Man...

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by Eikie
Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup
Replies: 208
Views: 23723

Re: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup

https://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nieuws/categorie/2/airlines/wie-zijn-de-aandeelhouders-van-air-france-klm The Air France-KLM holding company, in turn, owns 49 percent of KLM's shares. The other 51 percent is in Dutch hands in connection with the retention of landing rights. The Dutch state has a 5....

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by Eikie
Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines
Replies: 342
Views: 30243

Re: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines

Ryanair is a highly successful European airline that has reduced the ticket prices and revolutionized air travel in Europe. They do not want help, all they want is a fair competition, which means letting uncompetitive and fat airlines die. While constantly brushing against the law, often seeing the...

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by Eikie
Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa 10+ Billion EUR package: bailout or megasubsidy?
Replies: 195
Views: 20632

Re: Lufthansa 10+ Billion EUR package: bailout or megasubsidy?

Just thinking out loud. LH has operating expenses and financial expenses in the order of 35 billion a year, that's about 3 billion a month. Now with most of its operations shut down and most of their staff on temporary unemployment or in other form of temporary leave, what's their residual monthly ...

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by Eikie
Sat Apr 25, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa 10+ Billion EUR package: bailout or megasubsidy?
Replies: 195
Views: 20632

Re: Lufthansa 10+ Billion EUR package: bailout or megasubsidy?

To put things into perspective, AF-KLM is bound to receive a state aid of the same order of magnitude: 7 billion from the French government and 2 to 4 billion from the Dutch government from what I've read in the last few hours. I am not sure about AF, but KLM only gets loans for which the governmen...

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by Eikie
Fri Apr 17, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet to leave middle seats empty when flights resume.
Replies: 55
Views: 9372

Re: easyJet to leave middle seats empty when flights resume.

How about going back to 100% fresh air in the cabin rather than recycled. A few percent more fuel burn is better than low load factors. Unless you have evidence otherwise, both big manufacturers advise to use recirculation, as the filters do a very good job in capturing the virus and this creates a...

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by Eikie
Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet to leave middle seats empty when flights resume.
Replies: 55
Views: 9372

Re: easyJet to leave middle seats empty when flights resume.

All of them will/have to follow. With exceptions for families.

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by Eikie
Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA777 performs a 360 at 40,000ft
Replies: 11
Views: 7226

Re: BA777 performs a 360 at 40,000ft

shamrock321 wrote:
Potentially running early for its oceanic clearance time? Just a guess.

Would under the current slow traffic not be a problem. Just give them a headsup with the new time and keep going.

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by Eikie
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 202
Views: 33196

Re: Airlines unpaid leaves and layoffs thread.

KLM reduces all employees hours (and pay) to 20%. The resulting gap is partly filled in by the government, but depending on ongoing talks, either fully OR 70% of the amount you would get when unemployed (which is 1500 euro net per month in this case). So either a really big decrease in monthly pay,...

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by Eikie
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Laying off 5100 Flight Attendants
Replies: 7
Views: 3970

Re: Air Canada Laying off 5100 Flight Attendants

peterinlisbon wrote:
I expect this to last 3 months. Think about it - once a person has recovered they are immune to the disease.

This is not yet confirmed, as far as I know. I also read about second infections in cured patients, but that might as well be false, as I have no credible sources..

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by Eikie
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Laying off 5100 Flight Attendants
Replies: 7
Views: 3970

Re: Air Canada Laying off 5100 Flight Attendants

Blerg wrote:

What does this mean for Rouge's summer flying? Will there be cuts in H2 2020?

Assuming there will be any flying this summer/year....

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by Eikie
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 202
Views: 33196

Re: Airlines unpaid leaves and layoffs thread.

Most probably.. But what does that say for people that have to pay the morgage which is based on more than that amount? Pay the taxes based on that house, etc? And this concerns a lot more than just KLM employees, if this crisis continues for a long time, a lot of houses will be put on sale, withou...

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by Eikie
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 202
Views: 33196

Re: Airlines unpaid leaves and layoffs thread.

The resulting gap is partly filled in by the government, but depending on ongoing talks, either fully OR 70% of the amount you would get when unemployed (which is 1500 euro net per month in this case). 1500 euro net seems enough to survive in Netherlands. I am sure a lot of people live with less mo...

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by Eikie
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Financial Discussion - 2020
Replies: 603
Views: 149728

Re: DY Financial Discussion - 2020

We know this game already: profits are private but deficits are public (bailed out with national debt). At the same time we know taht national debts will never be paid off so it all boils down to being "too big to fail". Can't speak for every country, but when we rescued the Banks, we, as...

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by Eikie
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 202
Views: 33196

Re: Airlines unpaid leaves and layoffs thread.

KLM reduces all employees hours (and pay) to 20%. The resulting gap is partly filled in by the government, but depending on ongoing talks, either fully OR 70% of the amount you would get when unemployed (which is 1500 euro net per month in this case). So either a really big decrease in monthly pay, ...

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by Eikie
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 337656

Re: Discussion: Troubles for European Airline Groups, IAG, AFKLM, LH-Group

[quote="FluidFlow"Also France would only prop up AF but not KLM and vice versa. This could lead to different conditions for the different airlines and also lead to an end of the "unit". [/quote] Of course I can't speak for the governments in question and claims now may chance quo...

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by Eikie
Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 337656

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

Waterbomber2 wrote:
Revelation wrote:
readytotaxi wrote:

In light of this, of all European airlines, it looks like AF (and KLM, circumstances allowing) maybe one of the best equipped to weather this crisis.

That's something I would not have thought, if true..

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by Eikie
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 337656

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

readytotaxi wrote:
Remember recently certain airline saying how unfair it would be to bail out Flybe, and now.......

There is a difference between bailing out a failed airline in times of good economy and bailing out an entire industry during the worst global event in decennia.

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by Eikie
Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 337656

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

ual763 wrote:
Wait, so let me get this straight. Delta sends out an internal memo, and then also confirmed it saying they would NOT fly to continental Europe, only UK would stand. Now, they’re still gonna fly to continental Europe?

Maybe bookable, but flown by KLM/af as they (for now) continue to fly to the US?

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