Terminal 1 has been abandoned for years but not torn down, why ? I don't know but its taking up some valuable T2 area where many more planes could be parked, Virgin Atlantic could do worse. Last year (or late 2018, I need to double check), Heathrow Airport had an auction to sell the recycled aviati...Jump to post
What I see from this discussion is that the starter has a hard-on for futuristic buildings, shopping malls, monorails and airline hubs. For some reason they are are all associated with progress and a „world class city“. As others have mentioned there are „soft factors“ that may not be as visible as ...Jump to post
Building monorails and landmarks aren't features that a "world class city" has to have. These can just as well be white elephant projects with which politicians try to visualize so-called progress. What, however, most "world class cities" feature are stable and functioning govern...Jump to post
You already answered your own question. With multiple factions fighting each other, kidnappings and murders going on, I don't think a white American looking tourist would have had fun in Libya. Your vacation plan might have worked out in certain areas near Tripoli, where there government had some co...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Lol, the German‘s will probably present this as some kind of climate action program.Jump to post
Unpaid internships are great to get experience and I think making them unpaid makes it somewhat of a less risky endeavor for the employer. This can benefits both sides, as the firm may be more willing to give a young student a shot. In the end, however, I think it is about supply and demand and the ...Jump to post
At least one good thing from the COVID pandemic https://www.dw.com/en/german-lawmakers-call-for-buying-sex-to-be-made-permanently-illegal/a-53504221?fbclid=IwAR17RwOX6-VxWkN36dmsDtp8JdEmm1ur17Hln7Yz6Gv3yg8jAiamUNwtn9s Why is it a good thing? Fred Yes, I’m also curious. Where I live a lot of women w...Jump to post
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. Good luck, by that time they will still be sruggling to ...Jump to post
United launched JFK-HKG around the same time. It was on a 747-400 and it did not work out for them and was cut. As I recall, UA's 777s did not have the range to operate NY to HKG nonstop. Not sure if it had to do with the P/W vs. GE90 engines that powered the CO 772ER fleet. I think the UA 744 took...Jump to post
From my experience, the noises on a 787 are more annoying. The engine sounds are almost like a noise reducer in a 777. On a 787, you hear the sounds of carts banging against seats, lavatory doors slamming, etc, which is much more annoying. Yes, agree. On the 787 you hear other annoying noises comin...Jump to post
The price competition works both ways, though. DL is the biggest blue chip A330neo customer but the deal was fought intensively by Boeing hoping to place 787s at Delta, and so I can imagine DL got an eye watering deal from Airbus for a large launch order under heavy pressure from Boeing. There can'...Jump to post
I advise you to read a book on corporate risk. The use of derivatives can have both positive and negative effects on shareholder value. As already mentioned, for airlines fuel costs are a big part of the equation. Assuming fuel prices rise rapidly, an airlines can quickly move into so called „bad st...Jump to post
I don’t quite see what IAG or Etihad can do better than LH in the case of OS and VIE. Especially long haul seems to be tough from VIE.Jump to post
Well I view it as a largely symbolic event and not necessarily a major achievement in counterterrorism efforts
Quite interesting how he dragged the US into its longest (and apparently unwinnable) war in history.
UA2xxx and AC7xxx are cargo flights operated by passenger aircraft. Hm... Thanks for all the responses. Interesting that the airport lists these as pax flights rather than cargo flights. And they are parked at pax gates with bridges rather than at the cargo aprons. Maybe no space at the cargo stand...Jump to post
Apart from the things already mentioned above, Florida has attracted multiple Hedge Funds (and their managers as residents) and Asset Managers over the past years. Also it is the primary’s place for LATAM to launder money. Overall these kind of services attract highly paid individuals. Don’t forget ...Jump to post
Because aviation still is a highly protectionist sector. Hopefully in 50 years the industry will be liberalized so that foreign airlines with access to cheaper labor and capital will serve US domestic routes. Yeah, let's destroy hundreds of thousands of American jobs so people can fly for 19 bucks ...Jump to post
Because aviation still is a highly protectionist sector.
Hopefully in 50 years the industry will be liberalized so that foreign airlines with access to cheaper labor and capital will serve US domestic routes.
Bundling an airline and multiple airports and “selling“ (aka forcing) it to the country’s pension fund.
How many conflicts of interests exist here. In any functioning country the alarm bells would be ringing.
Oh well, these kind of things happen continuously in history. Probably off to some patriotic education, worst case to some re-education camp for the protestors, some loyalists installed in top gov positions and the party (not the party) can go on for a few years more...Jump to post
So what if the company sets a too low profit target? At my company for example, my team hit the target in July because management thought we are a bunch of losers. On the upside bonuses are bigger...Jump to post
Collusion of the airlines to degrade service and not give economy passengers any other choice. Love it. All while jacking up the costs. Thank you capitalism. Fares have been coming down down down for years. Where have you been? In general I agree, however when it comes to long haul from Germany, Au...Jump to post
I don’t think LH is great for long haul in Y, but lately I have had worse Experiences even when paying a higher price (such as CX or LX). Obviously the announced change in catering won’t make them any better and apparently we are in a race to the bottom and/or their is a lack of competition on long ...Jump to post
The EU is just too dumb to realize it at the moment. You being unable to follow what the EU is doing does not mean the EU is dumb ..... https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20190225IPR28727/tax-crimes-special-committee-calls-for-a-european-financial-police-force Best regards Thomas Exc...Jump to post
Ok, so you are not a member of the 1% club. Nah. Stopped investing when I retired. You’re on your own now. Dutchy is Dutch, aka he is living in a country that not just has higher taxes, but also beats the US on most quantifiable stuff. They still have rich people, and some 8 or 9 out of 10 dutch ha...Jump to post
Does the A330-900neo burn less fuel than the A350 or 787!? I'm wondering why DL has a subfleet of the A330-900neo instead of more A350's. I think its because the A330-900neo is lighter than the A350. What about versus the 787? I'm trying to understand DL's decision making on the A330-900neo versus ...Jump to post
Now that he is dead the USA needs a new enemy too keep the proletariat busy.Jump to post
Ah, government handouts in the worlds so called freest economy (not that HK ever really was that). I’m confident that this will solve a lot of economic issues!Jump to post
Better functioning institutions coupled with better working crony capitalism (local governments create local monopolies that compete nationwide). Lately you could argue higher education and R&D expenditures. Overall a quite successful strategy that other asian countries employed to bring a count...Jump to post
I have no direct experience with the 787 but I do with the A350. In the quest to decrease weight, the manufacturers (Airbus and I assume Boeing also) have moved to a lower density plastic in the cabins. The result is lightweight components that are easily damaged and are not nearly as robust as the...Jump to post
Is it actually a good thing though? For sure impressive technologically but it's important for remote communities to have high paying jobs like ATC. Is centralising jobs from places like Lofoten, Alta, Andoya, Hammerfest and Kirkenes to Bodo really a good thing? The whole point here is to maximise ...Jump to post
Savile Row suits and Hermes ties here. Not because I have to wear them, but because I like to wear them.
Company SOP states to wear a tie with customers, but who really cares about that.
I'm shocked. I thought Google is green because they say so, wear t-shirts at work and have cool slides in their offices.Jump to post
You make it sound as if the EU will not honor their side of the contract. I don’t see the issue of a 6bn (ongoing) project running 0.2bn short in allocation. The distribution of funds has somewhat stalled as there is a disagreement between the EU and Turkey when and how funds should be distributed,...Jump to post
Bravo Turkey has been holding the dam up for years by sheltering 3.5mil refugees at an immense expense to the benefit of Europe. In 2016 Turkey was pledged €6 billion ($6.6 billion) to house refugees in camps annually by EU, yet so far (June 2019) only €5.8 billion has been allocated by EU and only...Jump to post
Like others mentioned much of the problem with the trio of SE Asian airlines GA-MH-TG centers on government hand in the operation. The way things stand even the most efficient aircraft won't change the incompetence of management at these carriers nor structural problems like being bloated and patro...Jump to post
It is noted that the reason the A346 did not sell well is due to its fuel consumption compared to the 77W, so would having two GE90's made the A346 more competitive? I always thought that line was utter B/S. The difference in fuel burn between the A346 and 77W is less than half the difference betwe...Jump to post
The only way that old IST contrainted TK is that TK could not lose as much money as it would have liked. :shakehead: :shakehead: Guess you don't realize TK is a profitable enterprise - some times quite spectacularly profitable. Since 2004 its been profitable 12 out of 15 years - a record many Europ...Jump to post
Istanbul, just like similar projects around the world, is a classical case where (quasi-) government entities push their agenda by inflating numbers. Throw in some good old nationalism, where one gets constantly reminded about how great the nation is, because it built a huge airport In other words: ...Jump to post
TAP is going to be completely screwed when the next downturn arrives. Way to big/wrong fleet/network for an economically weak country.Jump to post
Gallup did a poll that showed that 70%+ of Americans have a positive opinion of the police. The rest of your post is conspiracy theory drivel. 90% of Americans have strong opinions but no foundational data to base those. :-) True that. I remember reading a paper on the perception of inequality and ...Jump to post
The LCC gates are bad, but you you get what you pay for (with those dirt cheap flights to BUD). Definitely don't support the gov. buying back the airport. Just another step in centralising/cementing his and his cronies positions without necessarily delivering any added value. If they want to prove h...Jump to post
Anybody with a brain (yes some chickens without heads here) knows that this matter is political. Swire as a conglomerate with 80% if its employees in China/HK will have to bow down and accept what Beijing has to say. That's the reality and the business risk of operating in the region. Whether its mo...Jump to post
Our nationalism gets in the way of us seeing our flaws. Because we view ourselves as "the city on a hill" it becomes difficult for us to correct our flaws, because if we are truly a "city on a hill" we shouldn't have any flaws, and would never need to be corrected by the Europea...Jump to post