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by 787X30
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LY to launch DUB and DUS
Replies: 8
Views: 2555

Re: LY to launch DUB and DUS

Wow, just wow. ... I'm almost curtain LY flew to DUS at some point... I seem to remember LY flew scheduled to DUS for a moment in time, though they've been recurrent under different charter arrangements, including LY5xxxx flight no.s, including mainline metal. Though their scheduled point of entry ...

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by 787X30
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group posts 1H loss on LCC competition, fuel costs
Replies: 90
Views: 11762

Re: Lufthansa Group posts 1H loss on LCC competition, fuel costs

The A346 were the most efficient path when acquired, while it's not too efficient to buy yet another most efficient option every other day...

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by 787X30
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF applies for YVR-PPT
Replies: 33
Views: 7300

Re: AF applies for YVR-PPT

The shortest route between CDG-PPT goes almost directly over YVR,. [...] But almost directliest over LAX. :scratchchin: [...] International to international is far more smooth in Canada than it is in the USA as passengers don't have to pass through immigration. Point taken, but wouldn't contrafactu...

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by 787X30
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF applies for YVR-PPT
Replies: 33
Views: 7300

Re: AF applies for YVR-PPT

9252fly wrote:
The shortest route between CDG-PPT goes almost directly over YVR,. [...]

But almost directliest over LAX. :scratchchin:

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by 787X30
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Berlin Mayor wants Emirates in Berlin
Replies: 42
Views: 6104

Re: Berlin Mayor wants Emirates in Berlin

Fact check: Berlin has EgyptAir, Royal Jordanian, Qatar and Turkish in that area.

Shows the no-competition-argument as a fairy tale, and a pretty tired one.

Lufty's competition in Berlin is the stiffest of any its German stations.

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by 787X30
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO
Replies: 183
Views: 25043

Re: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO

The comfort issue is a way of saying ... It seems Boeing have cancelled the third/fourth engines since the game changing 707, but not the second aisle since the game changing 747. Why? In essence LH is saying XLR doesn't have the right revenue generating potential to work for them. In essence, an i...

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by 787X30
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY sends first A350 to storage
Replies: 28
Views: 11556

Re: EY sends first A350 to storage

It's very hard to say what the Plans are for the UAE, Abu Dhabi, and Qatar might be suffice to say they haven't as of yet merged. (which maybe they could and should do since their Turf is so close, ) They do not give the Idea that their total strategy is get known were they TO merge? They could bec...

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by 787X30
Fri May 17, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways under fire for offering a new “afternoon tea” that doesn’t come with any tea
Replies: 146
Views: 23169

Re: British Airways under fire for offering a new “afternoon tea” that doesn’t come with any tea

Heinkel wrote:
In a dutch coffee shop, they are serving different things. AFAIK tea is not on the menu.

It is, but somehow they put it in their fags. So, surprisingly, water doesn't come free in the Netherlands either.

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by 787X30
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 366541

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

tommyarias wrote:
.... The feeling at CM is that the livery would devalue the brand, making it look more of a LLC than a legacy carrier. ...

It'll grow on them. :stirthepot:

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by 787X30
Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 154
Views: 31235

Re: Lufthansa Fleet Thread - 2019

Different company. That's not really how Lufthansa works. Fact remains that fleets other than Deutsche Lufthansa AG and Condors have not respected the scheme (ABKF, AFKF; ABJA, ACJA; AILA, ACLA), while freighters older than ALCA (24.6.98; AICA! 17.2.98) were delivered to DLH proper to blend into th...

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by 787X30
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 154
Views: 31235

Re: Lufthansa Fleet Thread - 2019

Different company, diff. AOC, non? As in ACKA, AIKA.

But now that LH is abandoning the abbreviated tail rego...

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by 787X30
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does LH Re-Name Aircraft?
Replies: 24
Views: 5530

Re: Why Does LH Re-Name Aircraft?

DUSdude wrote:
For whatever reason, it seems LH has decided to us D-ALxx for all freighters, regardless of manufacturer. Both the MD11 and the 777-200LRF fleets have regs starting with D-ALxx.


M1F, Delta - Alfa Lufthansa Cargo Alfa ... November
77X, Delta - Alfa Lufthansa Freighter Alfa ... Golf

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by 787X30
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Owl found resting in Virgin 737 engine at SYD
Replies: 54
Views: 10130

Re: Owl found resting in Virgin 737 engine at SYD

JannEejit wrote:
... this level of wisdom ...

Mistook a NG for a MAX, that's my take. Retrain.

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by 787X30
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 366541

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

EvanWSFO wrote:
... move to "I hate it" / "I love it". :banghead:

Already, on me it grows.

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by 787X30
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year
Replies: 211
Views: 35494

Re: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year

AirbusOnly wrote:
Agree 100 % !! There is no really serious reason for Lufthansa suddenly to change the manufacturer!


Airbus and Boeing will continue to manufacture aircraft for the LH group.

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by 787X30
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year
Replies: 211
Views: 35494

Re: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year

lugie wrote:
... splitting the order, maybe 70-30, between the MAX and the A220 series.

Let's keep in mind that the group keeps 30 options of the latter.

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by 787X30
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year
Replies: 211
Views: 35494

Re: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year

GCT64 wrote:
I thought Sun Express was a JV with LH not having 100% control?


JV; page "201".

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by 787X30
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year
Replies: 211
Views: 35494

Re: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year

MrBrightSide wrote:
... Let me quote James F. Albaugh, former CEO of BCA - "Every plane we've ever built has Lufthansa in it." ...

Not so sure of the 377 though...

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by 787X30
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year
Replies: 211
Views: 35494

Re: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year

GalebG4 wrote:
... I personally think Luda NEO deal is already done, they are just waiting Paris Air Show in order to boost show orders. ...

Decision due 2020, as per Reuters.

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by 787X30
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year
Replies: 211
Views: 35494

Re: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year

Seven is correct, however those are wet-leased aircraft of TUI Germany.

Design-wise, some LH flavour though.

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by 787X30
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year
Replies: 211
Views: 35494

Re: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year

lightsaber wrote:
This forces Pratt to offer better parts and support terms. ;)

In the end, Pratt will have to deliver engines. :mischievous:

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by 787X30
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year
Replies: 211
Views: 35494

Re: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year

ctrabs0114 wrote:
... but LH Group has no 737s among any of their brands. That's why I made the observation.

TK/LH (parity) joint venture SunExpress ops a substantial fleet of NGs, with MAXs on order.

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by 787X30
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year
Replies: 211
Views: 35494

Re: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year

ctrabs0114 wrote:
... but LH seems to be committed to AB for both NBs and WBs.


Not too many carriers in the 500+ airplanes' league seem to "commit to" one singular manufacturer only.

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by 787X30
Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year
Replies: 211
Views: 35494

Re: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year

Risk mitigation goes both ways. The LH group is heavily dependent on Airbus these days. Too heavily?

The paradox of the situation around the MAX is that it facilitates to convince investors not to put all eggs into the same nest even if that harms immediate profitability.

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by 787X30
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa’s upcoming route change in Osaka
Replies: 9
Views: 3196

Re: Lufthansa’s upcoming route change in Osaka

... show Fraport that FRA is not so important as they think they are for LH. Not so important as in: we're able to bind an A350's load of pax to LH of our decade-long 744-service when relocating to MUC, hah! In another theory, KIX has been suffering connecting pax to HND, and now is equipment being...

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by 787X30
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japan Airlines Branding
Replies: 29
Views: 5496

Re: Japan Airlines Branding

ANA *has* updated its livery, though, to remove all Japanese from its planes in favor of English only. ... Of which I think as a loss. Same with JAL. Everyone and my granny doing retrojets, I see a clear mission. In fact, ANA had its light blue 763. I kinda liked the “cigarette” but removing the cr...

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by 787X30
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japan Airlines Branding
Replies: 29
Views: 5496

Re: Japan Airlines Branding

Japanese culture tends to regard simplicity, understatement, efficiency, elegance etc. as marks of sophistication and taste. Excessive bling, extreme lavish detail, large amounts of bright colors etc. are seen as frivolous, immature and socially wrong. This is true, however, the big hole in this wh...

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by 787X30
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 671
Views: 135332

Re: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

A heavier "British" would not stick to the UD windows properly... :mischievous:

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by 787X30
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 671
Views: 135332

Re: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

As for Negus, there's a proven way to fit the full titles between doors & floors in a relaxed way. Yet, they squeezed it differently and it looks just like that: squeezed, rather than aesthetically more appealing, which would seem a valid goal to make a change.

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by 787X30
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 671
Views: 135332

Re: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

Rather easy to compare the "ys" in relation to L2 and R1 doors as a reference in -236Bs to IVB. I don't see the malposition of the lettering has anything to do with the altered window config on the 436's UD.

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by 787X30
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 671
Views: 135332

Re: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

kaitak wrote:
My sentiments exactly. could have put it mid way between both sets of windows. Disappointing. The rest of it looks fine.

Puzzling, because the titles' original position (defined by the doors) as seen on -236Bs is perfectly available. (While the IVB variation has not avoided to paint the UD doors.)

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by 787X30
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 671
Views: 135332

Re: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

CarbonFibre wrote:
https://twitter.com/DaveWallsworth/status/1108370802171437057


Mıstake.

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by 787X30
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 154
Views: 31235

Re: Lufthansa Fleet Thread - 2019

So far, Lufthansa has preferred to ID each aircraft by only the last two digits per AOC. Thus, DAIXA (A359) := no (more) DABXA.

Good for a (DLH) passenger fleet of 676 minus a few...

Reading Blotto take Fox, and some very restricted, if any, re-regging (FO, FP, FR).

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by 787X30
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 154
Views: 31235

Re: Lufthansa Fleet Thread - 2019

787X30 wrote:
... [good for 52 consecutive frames] ...

That was meant to read 50, of course.

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by 787X30
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 154
Views: 31235

Re: Lufthansa Fleet Thread - 2019

However, those two Tangos will be on their way out around the 13th incoming 779. Better some congestion for a limited amount of time, than skipping the system altogether. So I'd opt for T [riple] ango, then Victor [good for 52 consecutive frames], with Charlie for the 789, or going Golf or Hotel wit...

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by 787X30
Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 671
Views: 135332

Re: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

Cunard is right, though. https://www.airliners.net/photo/British-Airways/Boeing-747-136/994398/L Thank you very much I knew I was correct and I didn't need a photo to prove it as I'm old enough to remember seeing the BOAC fleet with my own eyes and can clearly remember seeing the BOAC fleet of B707...

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by 787X30
Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 671
Views: 135332

Re: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

RE: the red wings for the A319 BEA livery, I just saw this written on FB: "The composites on the upper wing are very sensitive to UV and solar absorptivity of colours is such that usually only colours lighter than grey are acceptable (with higher reflectivity). The combination meant that we we...

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by 787X30
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OS retro livery?
Replies: 28
Views: 4241

Re: OS retro livery?

This was the best, sharpest looking livery that Austrian ever had. Big mistake in moving away from it. The current one is passable. ... So true. +1 +1 ... The two(?) other liveries in-between, were just awful. Two and a half, I'd say. The green&blue stripe, then the bluebelly, of which the blue...

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by 787X30
Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OS retro livery?
Replies: 28
Views: 4241

Re: OS retro livery?

Cointrin330 wrote:
... This was their livery in the 1980s.

The last type to be delivered in this beautiful scheme was their A342, OE-LAG/H, in March 95.

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by 787X30
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 671
Views: 135332

Re: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

https://www.airliners.net/photo/British- ... 6/994398/L
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VirginFlyer wrote:
... I can’t see any sign of a black nose cone on the -100, or on any BOAC 747-100 photos in the database. ...

Cunard is right, though.

https://www.airliners.net/photo/British- ... 6/994398/L

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by 787X30
Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 671
Views: 135332

Re: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

https://www.airliners.net/photo/BOAC/Boe ... /2712792/L
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SpaceshipDC10 wrote:
... what the white band on top of the BOAC titles is doing there.


It's being correct in place.

https://www.airliners.net/photo/BOAC/Boe ... /2712792/L

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by 787X30
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al future
Replies: 51
Views: 5755

Re: El Al future

superjeff wrote:
(although there isn't very much between CAI and TLV, actually)

LY served CAI-TLV already, if not in place anymore, then most likely on the grounds of demand.

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by 787X30
Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Croatia Airlines revised livery
Replies: 40
Views: 6446

Re: Croatia Airlines revised livery

What is the true definition of 'Eurowhite' then ? Suggestion: painting the hitherto polished aluminium areas of the (lower) fuselage white. This would make Alitalia a contender for pioneering it, as early as 1969, preceding the advent of their 747. Air France would take this to the next level for t...

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by 787X30
Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Croatia Airlines revised livery
Replies: 40
Views: 6446

Re: Croatia Airlines revised livery

OA940 wrote:
... look at the true eurowhite that is AF ...

The true was AF, as in every iteration it got more cluttered. Hélas.

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by 787X30
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: EU and Qatar sign open skies
Replies: 103
Views: 18086

Re: Updated: EU and Qatar sign open skies

Foistering the word "damn", which has not been used in this thread, on your co-disputants and calling them (in contrast to you) "armchair", is not some sort of smear, is it?

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by 787X30
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: EU and Qatar sign open skies
Replies: 103
Views: 18086

Re: EU to grant QR unrestricted access to EU airports

If you fly QR, see that their planes are always full, see the amazing operation in Doha, it's a success story. Even in November. You also don't see them constantly offering the cheapest fares. They're profitable after all. Profitability = always full at not constantly the cheapest - and being simpl...

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by 787X30
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: EU and Qatar sign open skies
Replies: 103
Views: 18086

Re: EU to grant QR unrestricted access to EU airports

DDR wrote:
So, can EK get the same deal?


The Spiegel news service reports them been offered similar terms, which they declined.

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by 787X30
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: EU and Qatar sign open skies
Replies: 103
Views: 18086

Re: EU to grant QR unrestricted access to EU airports

The airlines started this game by taking the first steps towards consolidation, not the EU. The corporations could have prevented measures like this, they chose not to. There is zero remorse towards the airlines over this. Airlines were privatised and had to make ends meet. You're shifting your poi...

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by 787X30
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: EU and Qatar sign open skies
Replies: 103
Views: 18086

Re: EU to grant QR unrestricted access to EU airports

The major airline groups in Europe have proven unwilling to fly long-haul out of even major cities like Berlin, preferring ... Moves like this (open sky with a territory with no employee-rights) will inevitably force European carriers into concentration even deeper. This must be the ever more socia...

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by 787X30
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A source close to British Airways Details 747-400 Retirement Plans
Replies: 46
Views: 11773

Re: British Airways Details 747-400 Retirement Plans

So, are you saying that the info, derived from a quote by non other than Lufthansa's CEO, has been superseded? [...] As this thread is British Airways, I'll keep it short: Superseded the Lufthansa CEO of 2013 has been, while current management has laid out their fleet strategy numerous times. Curre...

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