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by oxonrow
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines launch ‘flights to nowhere’
Replies: 77
Views: 10990

Re: Airlines launch ‘flights to nowhere’

johns624 wrote:
DiegoSS02 wrote:
While it could be a much needed extra income, this is really unnecessary and pointless from an environmental point of view.
Who cares? Sometimes you just want to relax and have fun.


This. In 2020. Head shakes.

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by oxonrow
Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Issues with 737 MAX Rebranding?
Replies: 67
Views: 8780

Re: Issues with 737 MAX Rebranding?

Zero effect. The general population is not going to be concerned at all. They know that the aircraft cannot fly unless certified. They may remember that there was some issue that led to a 737 grounding; but, it must have been fixed if the aircraft are flying. No one was concerned about the 787 retu...

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by oxonrow
Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TATL A300s?
Replies: 88
Views: 11334

Re: TATL A300s?

Wardair, Eastern Airlines, Continental never used A300 on TATL flights EA used ex AZ DC 10-30 for european routes (London Gatwick) CO flew transatlantic with DC 10-300, Boeing 747 until the 777 arrived Dakar New York wern't operated at the end with a A330 or a B 767-300 ER or A310-300 ? Yes Air lib...

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by oxonrow
Sat Aug 29, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The good old times: old commercials on YouTube
Replies: 121
Views: 10002

Re: The good old times: old commercials on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCqtI6hrJ3k
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A rare one -- LOT from 1997 though perhaps misdated, to my mind it was issued around the Atlanta games in 1996...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCqtI6hrJ3k

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by oxonrow
Fri Aug 28, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The good old times: old commercials on YouTube
Replies: 121
Views: 10002

Re: The good old times: old commercials on YouTube

My personal favourites: British Airways https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8upRVi4Hdk Aer Lingus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWvcTHia3PA Interesting, this version features the Paul Castello uniform, which was not introduced until mid-1990s. Could not be the original from 1989... You are correct, ...

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by oxonrow
Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The good old times: old commercials on YouTube
Replies: 121
Views: 10002

Re: The good old times: old commercials on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8upRVi4Hdk

Aer Lingus
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWvcTHia3PA



Interesting, this version features the Paul Castello uniform, which was not introduced until mid-1990s. Could not be the original from 1989...
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shamrock321 wrote:



Interesting, this version features the Paul Castello uniform, which was not introduced until mid-1990s. Could not be the original from 1989...

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by oxonrow
Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LCY to pause terminal expansion plans
Replies: 43
Views: 4180

Re: LCY to pause terminal expansion plans

The ease/breeze of using LCY is one of a kind. It is the best experience you can have at an airport. 20 minute checkin deadline, I've arrived later sometimes and made it OK onto the flight. It's wonderful. If you're the kind who absolutely needs the taste of stale salmon in your life, you will use L...

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by oxonrow
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM new route to Poznan
Replies: 18
Views: 3630

Re: KLM new route to Poznan

As of the end of October klm will start a new service to Poznan Poland. This will be its 5th destination in Poland. The flight will be operated by Cityhopper using the E175. Source luchtvaartnieuws Sounds good, having an alternative to Lufty. Last time I decided to drive, but I may try it. Connecti...

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by oxonrow
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is there a Business Case for a 787-9 regional
Replies: 102
Views: 15339

Re: Is there a Business Case for a 787-9 regional

Yes, if we can keep the middle seat open for the foreseeable future... :duck:

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by oxonrow
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Smell of Airline Cabins
Replies: 82
Views: 12069

Re: The Smell of Airline Cabins

While at uni, I worked for BA at JFK for a few months. There was a spray, I don't recall whether only premium cabins got it or the whole aircraft, but you board up front so the smell welcomes you abroad regardless. This was an aspect of branding. An older colleague told me that Pan Am had a fragranc...

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by oxonrow
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Viability of Eastern Europe for the US3
Replies: 32
Views: 3526

Re: Viability of Eastern Europe for the US3

I think one of the biggest problems with the US3 and Eastern Europe is that there are joint ventures, which means Eastern Europe includes overflying a joint venture hub. The biggest market in the region is Moscow, and basically any European airline can fly you from the United States to Moscow, ther...

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by oxonrow
Tue May 12, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,
Replies: 308
Views: 41669

Re: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,

In endless pursuit of efficiency, one is most optimal? Late stage capitalism? Bring back regulation? Given environmental concerns, not unfathomable anymore? Merge the 3 airlines and then have the government run it. I'll walk, thank you. But it sure does seem to be heading in a direction we did not ...

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by oxonrow
Tue May 12, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,
Replies: 308
Views: 41669

Re: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,

In endless pursuit of efficiency, one is most optimal? Late stage capitalism? Bring back regulation? Given environmental concerns, not unfathomable anymore?

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by oxonrow
Sat May 09, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France planes' names
Replies: 71
Views: 13246

Re: Air France planes' names

https://www.lh-taufnamen.de/Lufthansa
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The LH fleet list of names (not sure how up-to-date): https://www.lh-taufnamen.de/Lufthansa

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by oxonrow
Tue May 05, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Remain open until end of October at least
Replies: 99
Views: 17412

Re: Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Close from June 1

The terminal was built in Soviet Zone times. It hasn't been upgrade since. So ua900 was 100% correct, whether you personally like it or not. It has nothing to do with the 30 years of absolutely perfectly managed blooming landscape since reunification. You talking about TXL? It's in West Berlin, in ...

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by oxonrow
Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Remain open until end of October at least
Replies: 99
Views: 17412

Re: Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Close from June 1

TXL probably won't be missed. I'll never forget flying into there on a UA 757 from EWR. That was quite a long flight on a narrowbody plane to begin with, though we were lucky enough to be on the plane for an extra hour or two at EWR after our "on time departure" thanks to EWR's summer tra...

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by oxonrow
Sun Apr 26, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines
Replies: 342
Views: 30244

Re: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines

Why are so many of you so down on FR? A late entrant onto the market that managed to shake things up. Yes, we should weed out unfair practices, but the way the law is laid out the airline does bring connectivity to places that didn't have it before or had no competition. Legacy carriers do not benef...

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by oxonrow
Wed Apr 15, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2020
Replies: 269
Views: 38026

Re: LOT News Thread - 2020

Could LOT cancel the 737 MAX leases and start looking for a short/mid haul aircraft from scratch?

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by oxonrow
Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2020
Replies: 269
Views: 38026

Re: LOT News Thread - 2020

I read in the polish news media that LOT will most likely restart domestic flights in early June? and international in July/August, I can'f find the article, can anyone confirm? LOT is also renegotiating with leasing companies on better agreements. I think we could make a list of things that need t...

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by oxonrow
Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2020
Replies: 269
Views: 38026

Re: LOT News Thread - 2020

Have they gone bankrupt yet? My guess is that they got some money from the government to operate charter flights to repatriate stranded Poles around the world. A class action law suit is allegedly being lodged against the airline for charging exuberant fares for at least some of the stranded pax. h...

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by oxonrow
Sat Apr 11, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1516
Views: 183630

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

on financial consideration, it's not the best idea to save VS either. At some point, U2 will be in trouble. At a further point down the line, BA and FR will be in trouble. Are you going to save every airline? I would say you save the ones that were profitable before this and can pay you back. VS wa...

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by oxonrow
Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1516
Views: 183630

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

I get it some of you don't like VS or you clearly work for BA! Don't forget the government bail outs for BA in the 80's, what BA did to Laker, BCal and Dan Air. The dirty tricks campaign against Virgin. Some of you have very short memories Strictly speaking the Government did not 'bail out' BA in t...

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by oxonrow
Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1516
Views: 183630

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

BA turns ridiculous profits because it is privileged, it has the scale to do what it does, and I would argue does not do very well serving the travelling public, except for the front cabin passenger, but even that is disputable at the fares it charges (manages to with its dominant position). I don'...

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by oxonrow
Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1516
Views: 183630

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

The fact is you or I don't know how long IAG can be self-sufficient without needing to go to the government, simply because nobody can quantify how long this will go on for. Do we know how much cash per day BA and other IAG airlines are burning through at the moment? We don't know how long this wil...

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by oxonrow
Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1516
Views: 183630

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

A few years ago, I was at Waterside and I got talking to a number of BA employees. One key takeout from that conversation was that they make their money at the front of the plane, anything earned at the back in Y is just extra profit. I expect many airlines are in the same boat as BA when it comes ...

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by oxonrow
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1516
Views: 183630

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

DL would have to purchase a lot of the Virgin slots at LHR to really have an impact and without fifth freedom rights, wouldn't be able to carry passengers anywhere beyond LHR. (And might not want to anyway given the strengths of AMS and CDG as connection points). I'm not sure that would lead to giv...

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by oxonrow
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1516
Views: 183630

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

There is a bit more thought that went into the arguments above and above that too (follow the chain if you want to understand which argument responds to which, etc). This blanket response is too general to argue with. As you prob know VS wants to fly intra-European. BA's Euro-feed is its long-haul ...

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by oxonrow
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1516
Views: 183630

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

I'm a frequent flier of the airline as well, and I've flown economy enough in recent times to know that It doesn't lag behind nor does it stand out compares to what crosses the Atlantic. and I actually like the food compared to some others, especially virgin (in economy at least). British Newspaper...

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by oxonrow
Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1516
Views: 183630

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

I think this Cruz story is a bit tired now, the good stuff that have happened in the past few years at BA was it not the same Cruz that was responsible? a brand new business seat that replaced the old one that had been sitting there for 13 years and expired about 7 years ago was finally changed und...

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by oxonrow
Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1516
Views: 183630

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

Meh, I have flown both BA and VS. Judging from my last VS flight (summer 2019 from LAX to MAN) I would say the experience was not much different to a BA long haul from the US west coast to the UK. I would say they are both good carriers, VS seems to be a tad over hyped from my personal experience. ...

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by oxonrow
Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1516
Views: 183630

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

If VS flew to Europe then your arguments might have some merit but since they don't….. There is a bit more thought that went into the arguments above and above that too (follow the chain if you want to understand which argument responds to which, etc). This blanket response is too general to argue ...

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by oxonrow
Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1516
Views: 183630

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

Worst in the industry?! It might not be full of freebies but this one statements destroys any credibility of anything you have to say about BA. Compared to legacy carriers ex LHR I think that's fair: AF/KL, LH, OS, LX, SK, AY, LO, et al not to mention TK, can't think of any other that gives you not...

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by oxonrow
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1516
Views: 183630

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

Y is dismal, on EU flights probably the worst in the industry now Worst in the industry?! It might not be full of freebies but this one statements destroys any credibility of anything you have to say about BA. Compared to legacy carriers ex LHR I think that's fair: AF/KL, LH, OS, LX, SK, AY, LO, et...

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by oxonrow
Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1516
Views: 183630

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

Really? BA has made a lot of enhancements in every cabin. New catering and soft product, wifi on 90% of its aircraft by the end of the year, a new business seat that competes with the best in the sky...what do you mean not a healthy price/quality relationship? BA and its partners have fewer slots a...

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by oxonrow
Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1516
Views: 183630

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

Why are so few of you concerned about the effect VS collapse will have on the consumer in/out of LHR? BA is already leaving those of flying Y in the dark, even their premium cabins are... not quite in line what many would describe as a healthy price/quality relationship. BA and its JV partners expan...

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by oxonrow
Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT to get more A320s, 20% fleet is not flying
Replies: 48
Views: 14545

Re: LOT to get more A320s, 20% fleet is not flying

What is wrong with all the 787s? RR engine issues? Why does it take this long?

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by oxonrow
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 122417

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

I actually wonder how successful LO would be in Tirana. The market is quite competitive with Aegean, Turkish Airlines, Air Serbia, Alitalia, Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines all offering more than daily departures in a market that barely serves three million. Also, WAW would be the longest flight to...

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by oxonrow
Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 122417

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

As far as I remember not long ago LOT had an opportunity to leave Star without any financial penalty but LOT didn’t take it up. IMHO leaving Star or not LOT should first disentangle from Miles and More but probably this would involve pretty significant costs too. This was 5+ years ago I believe. Mo...

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by oxonrow
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 122417

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

LOT should join Oneworld or SkyTeam sooner than later. There are too many Star Alliance airlines in Europe, and United only works with Lufthansa. They don't even get along with Singapore Airlines or Turkish Airlines, which both fly to Newark (Turkish next year) without any code-sharing or cooperati...

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by oxonrow
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 122417

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

The ACL slot report shows that LOT are interested in starting 14 new European routes, including Tirana, Dublin and Manchester. Whether they all happen is an entirely different matter all together however. Tirana makes a lot of sense, that is a gap in the Balkan network and given constraints on inte...

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by oxonrow
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air to relaunch as PLAY
Replies: 163
Views: 29956

Re: WOW Air to relaunch as PLAY

Surprised to see most comments here are so positive and excited about this. Would have expected a far more cynical response. What am I not understanding about why this will work in a way that didn't work last time? Is Iceland suddenly ready for two LCC's again? Are all the stats about Iceland's tou...

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by oxonrow
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air to relaunch as PLAY
Replies: 163
Views: 29956

Re: WOW Air to relaunch as PLAY

Surprised to see most comments here are so positive and excited about this. Would have expected a far more cynical response. What am I not understanding about why this will work in a way that didn't work last time? Is Iceland suddenly ready for two LCC's again? Are all the stats about Iceland's tou...

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by oxonrow
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air to relaunch as PLAY
Replies: 163
Views: 29956

Re: WOW Air to relaunch as PLAY

I agree. They should fly to YYZ and YUL. Wow was able to fly daily to YUL, often on A321, so the passenger demand was probably there. And as opposed to the US with Norwegian, Canada isn't served by any ULCC for transatlantic flight with connections (except Level which doesn't have a lot of connecti...

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by oxonrow
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air to relaunch as PLAY
Replies: 163
Views: 29956

Re: WOW Air to relaunch as PLAY

I think a great list of destinations for Summer 2020 from KEF would be. BWI DTW YYZ YUL TXL FRA AMS LGW BRU CDG BCN WAW DUB I agree. They should fly to YYZ and YUL. Wow was able to fly daily to YUL, often on A321, so the passenger demand was probably there. And as opposed to the US with Norwegian, ...

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by oxonrow
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion
Replies: 357
Views: 61706

Re: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion

... https://www.iairgroup.com/~/media/Files/I/IAG/documents/20191104%20-%20Air%20Europa%20analyst%20presentation.pdf[/quote] I feel that BA stopped being a Full Service airline some time ago, but thats just my opinion.[/quote] That's not just YOUR opinion. In fact that's not even an opinion. That's ...

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by oxonrow
Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion
Replies: 357
Views: 61706

Re: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion

As consumers we need to regulators to do their job -- as if the crazy growth of predatory JVs wasn't enough after already strong push towards concentration. Why don't we get rid of competition entirely, it will be so much more efficient... and the environment will benefit too. Crazy times.

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by oxonrow
Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 122417

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

LO's 15th 787 (-9) arrived in WAW this morning. Off on its first revenue flight to YYZ this afternoon. With two more 789s coming, the long-haul fleet will grow to 17! Here's to hoping that engine issues are sorted soon. Is it becoming obvious that LO lacks the shot-haul fleet to support this rapid ...

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by oxonrow
Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 122417

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

LO's 15th 787 (-9) arrived in WAW this morning. Off on its first revenue flight to YYZ this afternoon. With two more 789s coming, the long-haul fleet will grow to 17! Here's to hoping that engine issues are sorted soon. Is it becoming obvious that LO lacks the shot-haul fleet to support this rapid l...

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by oxonrow
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 122417

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

LOT delaying the start of Daxing flights til second half of January 2020 -- a third Dreamliner is now out again (there were three, then two, now three again) because of the Trent 1000 troubles. No end to LOT's Boeing issues in sight.

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