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by airhansa
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5
Replies: 80
Views: 12156

Re: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5

@MIflyer2 I mean that a number of airlines want to consolidate and ideally internationally, but authorities won't allow them, so they'll use this period to try to push into unusually close relationships. Shame from a premium traveler perspective - I'd take the Cathay Pacific lounge over anything Bri...

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by airhansa
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA reconsidering seatback video screens
Replies: 107
Views: 16032

Re: AA reconsidering seatback video screens

1) I often think that planes without those screens are cheap or old. I associate them with low cost airlines rather than full service airlines.

2) You need to have enough battery on your tablet for the entire flight.

3) An airline with an PTV is one more function than an airline without.

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by airhansa
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: It's not right to blame patient confidentiality for the 2015 controlled flight into the Alps.
Replies: 3
Views: 898

It's not right to blame patient confidentiality for the 2015 controlled flight into the Alps.

I was watching a few episodes of Air Disasters and I got through the one about the 2015 4U 9525 controlled flight into the Alps. The episode got to the conclusion that the reason for the incident was because German law prosecutes doctors who breach patient privacy. I believe that the solution need n...

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by airhansa
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5
Replies: 80
Views: 12156

Re: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5

I suspect that a number of foreign airlines will integrate significantly to the point that they're virtually the same airline as much as government authorities allow them to.

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by airhansa
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Violent crime surges across the United States
Replies: 147
Views: 4133

Re: Violent crime surges across the United States

Yes, in America that is what Black History pertains to. And a US concern. But the BLM movement has gained extreme international support because of the world witnessing US law enforcement illing a man on nearly live tv - it had a global impact umseen like any crime before it. The BLM movement hasn't...

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by airhansa
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Violent crime surges across the United States
Replies: 147
Views: 4133

Re: Violent crime surges across the United States

Old World history has no connection to American History until Old World Thought came to shores of the then 'New World', in which they introduced Old World ways and worse. You seem poised to plow ahead without any understanding of American History, the good and the bad. If you seek pats on the back ...

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by airhansa
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air Cancels Orders For 92 737 MAXs and 5 787s
Replies: 126
Views: 23480

Re: Norwegian Air Cancels Orders For 92 737 MAXs and 5 787s

Are most people who fly on Norwegian O&D or are a sizable number of them transfer? O&D where? Norwegian's network is quite a mesh, they do not (for instance) fly everyone to Oslo and then back somewhere else. I'd claim that by far most Norwegian flights are O&D to the endpoints of the f...

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by airhansa
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Violent crime surges across the United States
Replies: 147
Views: 4133

Re: Violent crime surges across the United States

Old World history has no connection to American History until Old World Thought came to shores of the then 'New World', in which they introduced Old World ways and worse. You seem poised to plow ahead without any understanding of American History, the good and the bad. If you seek pats on the back ...

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by airhansa
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Violent crime surges across the United States
Replies: 147
Views: 4133

Re: Violent crime surges across the United States

You're poorly informed, again..history will show you that. The black struggle of the 1950s and 1960s forced the nation and the world to recognize 'injustice and inequality'...meaning that those unfortunate actions, events and murders smooth the path for the age of Women to step into the limelight a...

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by airhansa
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Violent crime surges across the United States
Replies: 147
Views: 4133

Re: Violent crime surges across the United States

It's wrong to say that the BLM movement is fighting against racism or for equality. It's fighting for Black people. It's not fighting for Asians or LGBTQ. You're poorly informed, again..history will show you that. The black struggle of the 1950s and 1960s forced the nation and the world to recogniz...

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by airhansa
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air Cancels Orders For 92 737 MAXs and 5 787s
Replies: 126
Views: 23480

Re: Norwegian Air Cancels Orders For 92 737 MAXs and 5 787s

Are most people who fly on Norwegian O&D or are a sizable number of them transfer?

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by airhansa
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Violent crime surges across the United States
Replies: 147
Views: 4133

Re: Violent crime surges across the United States

It's wrong to say that the BLM movement is fighting against racism or for equality. It's fighting for Black people. It's not fighting for Asians or LGBTQ.

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by airhansa
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet to close crew bases at Stansted, Southend and Newcastle
Replies: 36
Views: 6201

Re: easyJet to close crew bases at Stansted, Southend and Newcastle

LGW has a substantially wealthier catchment area that could afford to travel out of LGW on full service airlines, which after coronavirus might be looking to low cost airlines for travel. LTN has to compete with another low cost airport STN and arguably can be replaced by airports closer to norther...

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by airhansa
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the air France Concorde fly in the original livery?
Replies: 23
Views: 3829

Re: Did the air France Concorde fly in the original livery?

I think the latter Air France livery looked good for its time, but that it really needs an update nowadays.

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by airhansa
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet to close crew bases at Stansted, Southend and Newcastle
Replies: 36
Views: 6201

Re: easyJet to close crew bases at Stansted, Southend and Newcastle

LGW has a substantially wealthier catchment area that could afford to travel out of LGW on full service airlines, which after coronavirus might be looking to low cost airlines for travel. LTN has to compete with another low cost airport STN and arguably can be replaced by airports closer to northern...

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by airhansa
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet to close crew bases at Stansted, Southend and Newcastle
Replies: 36
Views: 6201

Re: easyJet to close crew bases at Stansted, Southend and Newcastle

LGW will become a low cost carrier base while SEN will collapse. That will be the effect of the movement of long haul operations to LHR. BA have announced the restart of at least four longhaul routes from LGW: https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/292171/british-airways-julyaugust-2020-...

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by airhansa
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CARES Act Aid Extension for Airlines
Replies: 83
Views: 8694

Re: CARES Act Aid Extension for Airlines

News outlets aren't actually making more money during the pandemic due to a collapse in adverting spending, which also hits the tech companies but their shares go up if people have too much money on them as they've got long term viability.

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by airhansa
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus 15K job cuts outlined 30 June 2020
Replies: 23
Views: 4249

Re: Reuters: Airbus 15K job cuts outlined 30 June 2020

Reuters had an update 1 July. The state appears to be tying layoff numbers to the tech development subsidy. Junior Transport Minister Jean-Baptiste Djebbari said the government estimated 2,000 of 5,000 planned cuts by Airbus in France could be saved by a reduced-work scheme and with help from state...

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by airhansa
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet to close crew bases at Stansted, Southend and Newcastle
Replies: 36
Views: 6201

Re: easyJet to close crew bases at Stansted, Southend and Newcastle

LGW will become a low cost carrier base while SEN will collapse. That will be the effect of the movement of long haul operations to LHR.

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by airhansa
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroméxico files for Chapter 11
Replies: 96
Views: 18247

Re: Updated: Aeroméxico files for Chapter 11

How does DL's investment get treated in a CH11? More than likely the current stock gets wiped out in bankruptcy and Delta will lose their investment. Where did you get this info from? Is there proof that they will loose there investment or is this just airliners hype? How can you be sure that they ...

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by airhansa
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA banned from Europe
Replies: 93
Views: 17597

Re: PIA banned from Europe

Pakistan needs an audit. Bad the pilots could try this. Worse the flight schools complied Even worse the airline didn't discover this. Horrid that the regulator did catch the flight schools nor the airline until this was exposed after loss of life. There must be audits. Lightsaber By whom? And what...

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by airhansa
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of IAG post-pandemic
Replies: 48
Views: 4577

Re: Future of IAG post-pandemic

I believe LGW will become a low cost carrier hub (or possibly just go under). IAG will attempt to purchase any slots becoming available at LHR as international carriers remove flights, allowing LGW slots to vacate. TUI may also just move to LHR if the slots become available.

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by airhansa
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 140
Views: 14416

Re: Revisiting MH370

@hinckley While I agree that the pilot might have been "suicidal", I don't agree that the suicide theory is simple. It also makes a lot of assumptions without hard evidence. I believe that there are usually multiple reasons for a plane to crash, usually multiple lapses of safety combined w...

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by airhansa
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA banned from Europe
Replies: 93
Views: 17597

Re: PIA banned from Europe

Yeah 1/3 of its pilots having faulty licenses is a HUUUUGE RED FLAG. Pakistan needs an audit. Bad the pilots could try this. Worse the flight schools complied Even worse the airline didn't discover this. Horrid that the regulator did catch the flight schools nor the airline until this was exposed a...

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by airhansa
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 140
Views: 14416

Re: Revisiting MH370

I am 100% sure that some military knows where the plane is. The plane was flying near the South China Sea. The amount of military activity between the Americans, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Malaysians means that someone has to know which way the plane went they just won't say so they don't reveal any ...

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by airhansa
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 140
Views: 14416

Re: Revisiting MH370

We know that the transponder was lost near the start, but communications between the plane and Inmarsat continued for several hours. The question is whether there's anything that could knock out a transponder but not the latter? I always assumed that the Inmarsat link was a tertiary communications ...

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by airhansa
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA banned from Europe
Replies: 93
Views: 17597

Re: PIA banned from Europe

I'm surprised they already weren't.

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by airhansa
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 140
Views: 14416

Re: Revisiting MH370

It may actually be multiple events. A suicidal pilot that's disorientated from depressurization and/or smoke in the cabin? A complicated mystery may just have a complicated answer! Did MH370 actually enter Thai airspace? I'm wondering if there's any autopilot that would send MH370 to Penang (to keep...

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by airhansa
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 78
Views: 7888

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2020

An LCC based in MAA would not work, as terminals are at capacity and the sluggish pace of new terminal development wouldn't help. The positioning of the runways are also not feasible for simultaneous operation. Moreover, MAA would be a suitable connecting hub only for budget passengers travelling f...

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by airhansa
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reports: LH might let SN file for bankruptcy
Replies: 133
Views: 23066

Re: Reports: LH might let SN file for bankruptcy

I would actually agree with the proposal to turn re-brand the airline as "Eurowings" and have it serve as a primarily low cost airline with flights to Africa and the UK/Scandinavia. It could directly compete with KLM and AMS. A premium product could be used on flights to Africa. Furthermo...

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by airhansa
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CARES Act Aid Extension for Airlines
Replies: 83
Views: 8694

Re: CARES Act Aid Extension for Airlines

Not going to happen when virus spreads faster in a train carriage than in a plane. You certainly don't have much clue on how air circulates in a train carriage especially HSRs. Michael HST are going to be more modern than regular trains and tend to have similar air systems to planes (for high speed...

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by airhansa
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American to use all seating July 1
Replies: 18
Views: 1106

Re: American to use all seating July 1

I think people tend to forget how modern high speed trains are. They usually have similar systems to planes for air filtration and the train "cabin" is pressurized as well due to the high speeds of the train. But the Coronavirus doesn't mainly spread as a gas that's picked up by air filter...

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by airhansa
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air Cancels Orders For 92 737 MAXs and 5 787s
Replies: 126
Views: 23480

Re: Norwegian Air Cancels Orders For 92 737 MAXs and 5 787s

Norwegian also seeks compensation for the MAX groundings. Due to the COVID-19 disaster Boeing will probably pay a tiny fraction of what they would've had to pay in compensation to the affected airlines also the massive drop in air travel will buy Boeing an invaluable time to get the MAX certified, ...

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by airhansa
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CARES Act Aid Extension for Airlines
Replies: 83
Views: 8694

Re: CARES Act Aid Extension for Airlines

I honestly think we are looking at a 5-10 year recovery to get anywhere close to 2019 numbers on a global scale. Globally, there will be a significant shift from air to rail, so it probably won't be a 'recovery' in much of Europe and Asia. Uh... get back to us when you've built a railroad linking S...

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by airhansa
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CARES Act Aid Extension for Airlines
Replies: 83
Views: 8694

Re: CARES Act Aid Extension for Airlines

I honestly think we are looking at a 5-10 year recovery to get anywhere close to 2019 numbers on a global scale. Globally, there will be a significant shift from air to rail, so it probably won't be a 'recovery' in much of Europe and Asia. Not going to happen when virus spreads faster in a train ca...

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by airhansa
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CARES Act Aid Extension for Airlines
Replies: 83
Views: 8694

Re: CARES Act Aid Extension for Airlines

PSU.DTW.SCE wrote:
I honestly think we are looking at a 5-10 year recovery to get anywhere close to 2019 numbers on a global scale.


Globally, there will be a significant shift from air to rail, so it probably won't be a 'recovery' in much of Europe and Asia.

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by airhansa
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reports: LH might let SN file for bankruptcy
Replies: 133
Views: 23066

Re: Reports: LH might let SN file for bankruptcy

I agree that it's preferable to keep profitable brands, but what's the point in keeping unprofitable brands? So do you think Eurowings should fold business now since they are by far the worst performing airline within LHG? The interesting question is, what part of EW’s business is so badly performi...

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by airhansa
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 78
Views: 7888

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2020

What would be the chances of a situation where AirAsia bought Air India, with airline base in Chennai, turning into a major low cost airline? For TATA it would remove a major competitor. I'm skeptical that it would fail due to the baggage of firing former staff and media circus etc... An LCC based ...

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by airhansa
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reports: LH might let SN file for bankruptcy
Replies: 133
Views: 23066

Re: Reports: LH might let SN file for bankruptcy

I agree that it's preferable to keep profitable brands, but what's the point in keeping unprofitable brands? So do you think Eurowings should fold business now since they are by far the worst performing airline within LHG? Yes actually. I'm in favor of consolidating brands in Europe, and LH is prob...

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by airhansa
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 78
Views: 7888

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2020

What would be the chances of a situation where AirAsia bought Air India, with airline base in Chennai, turning into a major low cost airline? For TATA it would remove a major competitor. I'm skeptical that it would fail due to the baggage of firing former staff and media circus etc...

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by airhansa
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 78
Views: 7888

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2020

^ I read that the latter part about flaps isn't a major problem though it isn't standard in India. The former might be a new issue that's just been raised.

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by airhansa
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reports: LH might let SN file for bankruptcy
Replies: 133
Views: 23066

Re: Reports: LH might let SN file for bankruptcy

I agree that it's preferable to keep profitable brands, but what's the point in keeping unprofitable brands? The question that needs to be asked is how much of the PAX on SN are traveling because it's Belgium's national airline? I doubt it's that many. From my perspective, national airlines are an i...

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by airhansa
Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reports: LH might let SN file for bankruptcy
Replies: 133
Views: 23066

Re: Reports: LH might let SN file for bankruptcy

Though this entire thing is driven by nationalism and what I believe is the problem with Europe's aviation market. What's needed is brand and airline consolidation - and LH really ought to be just two brands, LH and EW. Multiple brands does have its benefit. You can position them differently. For e...

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by airhansa
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reports: LH might let SN file for bankruptcy
Replies: 133
Views: 23066

Re: Reports: LH might let SN file for bankruptcy

It doesn't need to close if SN would be gone. DHL will still be there just like all the other airlines. Moreover, one can wonder if DHL is not more important than SN as having a logistics hub in your country has a lot of value for logistics companies and manufacturers.. I was intrigued to see how f...

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by airhansa
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 78
Views: 7888

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2020

https://travelobiz.com/airasia-may-eventually-exit-india-jv-report/ There is a report that Air Asia India may exit India. The report says at present they are not looking to add any planes. I think they will try to sell their share if they are not successful in getting approval to start internationa...

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by airhansa
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reports: LH might let SN file for bankruptcy
Replies: 133
Views: 23066

Re: Reports: LH might let SN file for bankruptcy

I would actually agree with the proposal to turn re-brand the airline as "Eurowings" and have it serve as a primarily low cost airline with flights to Africa and the UK/Scandinavia. It could directly compete with KLM and AMS. A premium product could be used on flights to Africa. Furthermor...

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by airhansa
Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the future of LGW? What will it mean for the other hubs?
Replies: 86
Views: 9881

Re: What is the future of LGW? What will it mean for the other hubs?

The mid to long term future of LGW as a facility is secure, assuming the world returns to some sort of normality in a reasonable period of time. This is because London will almost certainly remain an Alpha++ city, and as many posters have mentioned LGW has fantastic mainline rail connections across...

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by airhansa
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1529
Views: 263756

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

United's focus on Newark might be to provide an alternative for international flights. Due to language and cultural barriers, it's hard for American airlines to win against local airlines on international routes, who often fly to JFK, so Newark offers an alternative airport which is closer to Manhat...

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by airhansa
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reports: LH might let SN file for bankruptcy
Replies: 133
Views: 23066

Re: Reports: LH might let SN file for bankruptcy

Brussels seems like a place that doesn't need a home airline. If Africa is the main reason for keeping it, rename it "Aero Congo-Afrique (au belgique)" and focus on fifth freedom rights in Africa competing with Ethiopian.

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by airhansa
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 278
Views: 41593

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

Interesting news today: France domestic flight ban will apply to low-cost airlines Which raises a question: How will that fare with the EU rules? Will Brussels reject the French government's law? It's based on environmental concerns so it shouldn't concern anti-trust regulators (environmental const...

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