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by oldJoe
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020
Replies: 607
Views: 56974

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020

Opus99 wrote:
AirlineCritic wrote:
You mean today? This is one flight where live streaming video from the cockpit would be useful...

Yes BOE701

in the air !

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by oldJoe
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 502
Views: 61877

Re: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package

Great news for Lufthansa and its workers. Thiele is your hero. Anyone want to bet that they're going to be asking more money by Christmas time? Germany will be brought to its knees. Heavily industrialised countries have more to lose in this crisis. I predict that LH will be bankrupt by next spring,...

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by oldJoe
Fri May 29, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Laudamotion scaling down VIE base to 10 aircraft, from 16
Replies: 168
Views: 19930

Re: Laudamotion closing its VIE base May 29th.

Rlwynn - if you live in Europe, it might be worth trying Ryanair once. Despite the negative press, if you want a no-frills cheap ticket the passenger experience is nowhere near as bad as is made out I say this having flown Ryanair over 250 times... I live in Europe since 1962 and believe me , to fl...

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by oldJoe
Tue May 26, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 289
Views: 42856

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

Ben Smith already agreed to defer half of his base salary and take it in future stock. He also agreed to give up his 2020 bonuses https://www.reuters.com/article/us-air-france-klm-pay/air-france-klm-says-ceo-ben-smith-to-give-up-2020-bonus-idUSKCN2252AC And yes he took a big hair cut pay wise- His ...

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by oldJoe
Tue May 26, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 502
Views: 61877

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

https://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/ryanair-to-challenge-lufthansa-s-9bn-aid-1.4262909 Ryanair are, understandably, unhappy and will go to the E.U. Courts. Michael O’Leary told and tells so many things and I`m not surprised at all the article is from "The Irish Times"...

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by oldJoe
Tue May 26, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 289
Views: 42856

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 oldJoe
Tue May 26, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 502
Views: 61877

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

I think that you are overreacting no he is not Other European airline groups have not shown such expansive behavior is this LH`s fault ? Because then you would have taxpayer money competing against another country's taxpayer money or is it illegal subsidies compete against taxpayer money in the sam...

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by oldJoe
Tue May 26, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: State aid to the aviation sector amounts to $ 123 billion
Replies: 4
Views: 490

Re: State aid to the aviation sector amounts to $ 123 billion

Sometimes it is useful to zoom out a bit. Governments worldwide have now pledged airlines worth 123 billion dollars (112 billion euros) in state aid, branch organization IATA reports Tuesday. North America has pledged $ 66 billion in aid and $ 30 billion in state aid in Europe. According to IATA, s...

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by oldJoe
Mon May 25, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the A330neo ever become as successful as its predecessors?
Replies: 199
Views: 24622

Re: Will the A330neo ever become as successful as its predecessors?

So if Air Asia X cancels or indefinitely delays the the 330neo order this effectively leaves TAP with 6, Garuda Indonesia with 11, Delta with 32 and Virgin Atlantic if they survive with 14 which I have doubts on if they will plus a couple odd ball ones. That is around 49 orders not including Virgin...

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by oldJoe
Mon May 25, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Laudamotion scaling down VIE base to 10 aircraft, from 16
Replies: 168
Views: 19930

Re: Laudamotion closing its VIE base May 29th.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Single_Market The European Single Market, Internal Market or Common Market is a single market which seeks to guarantee the free movement of goods, capital, services, and labour – the ‘four freedoms‘ – within the European Union (EU). Nothing wrong with that , b...

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by oldJoe
Mon May 25, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Laudamotion scaling down VIE base to 10 aircraft, from 16
Replies: 168
Views: 19930

Re: Laudamotion closing its VIE base May 29th.

I think they are lower cost than Wizz Air on everything already except Labour and Leases on Airframes and that is now addressed with this move. They're back on cheap 737-800s which they own and they have the option of cheap Polish or Maltese labour or a combination of both. What you expect ? The Au...

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by oldJoe
Sat May 23, 2020 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 308
Views: 102677

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

PepeTheFrog wrote:
I've noticed at least 5 A350s's at the delivery building, perhaps this month will have more deliveries than April.

I hope you are right !

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by oldJoe
Sat May 23, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Etihad Considers Retiring A380s and Abandoning A350s
Replies: 104
Views: 26363

Re: Rumor: Etihad Considers Retiring A380s and Abandoning A350s

Etihad's bond holders are demanding a debt restructuring: https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKBN22X1CS Oh boy, the fallout of the Etihad equity Alliance hasn't finished. I personally think it is time to simplify the fleet to one widebody type and sell off the 777, A350, and A380. Possibly k...

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by oldJoe
Sat May 23, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Group announces $456 million profit for 2019/2020
Replies: 17
Views: 3538

Re: Emirates Group announces $456 million profit for 2019/2020

Interesting, but I believe not enough Convid19 impact was recognized for the time frame. DL does own far more aircraft. If I do back of the envelope cash burn, EK has far less in labor, but about $5million/day more in aircraft financing. Aircraft do not have infinite costs. So EK's daily caah burn ...

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by oldJoe
Sat May 23, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BeNeLux Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 74
Views: 9469

Re: BeNeLux Aviation Thread - 2020

Was Manchester-Luxembourg profitable for Flybe when they were around ? It was a route that was served until the very end, as well as expanded from 4 weekly to daily in its last year, so, can only use that anecdotal evidence to suggest it was. The fact Luxair are picking up the route, in the midst o...

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by oldJoe
Sat May 23, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Laudamotion scaling down VIE base to 10 aircraft, from 16
Replies: 168
Views: 19930

Re: Laudamotion closing its VIE base May 29th.

Delta777Jet wrote:
They should take the slots away from FR ! If they close Lauda , they should loose the slots too !


:checkmark: :checkmark: :checkmark:
....... or and and pay the average fees like Austrian Airlines do ! FR good bye ??

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by oldJoe
Wed May 20, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private Aviation after COVID
Replies: 22
Views: 2148

Re: Private Aviation after COVID

Interesting read about how private aviation companies like NetJets and FlexJet will come out stronger after COVID. There will be more wealthy people choosing to fly private over commercial due to fear of being in a confined space with strangers. https://www-forbes-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.for...

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by oldJoe
Wed May 20, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volotea announces 15 new routes for Summer 2020
Replies: 17
Views: 3481

Re: Volotea announces 15 new routes for Summer 2020

continental004 wrote:
Makes sense. As tourists from the UK, Germany and the rest of Europe are discouraged from heading to Spain this summer, Volotea is taking advantage of the similarly captive Spanish domestic market.

I hope the spanish people will take the chance to visit their islands !

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by oldJoe
Wed May 20, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 289
Views: 42856

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

https://airwaysmag.com/airlines/qantas- ... -covid-19/ only six of the 12 QF A380s will return.

So six are better than nothing isn`t it ?
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Revelation wrote:
PhilMcCrackin wrote:
I'm still interested to see what QF does with theirs. They've been rather mum on the topic.

According to https://airwaysmag.com/airlines/qantas- ... -covid-19/ only six of the 12 QF A380s will return.

So six are better than nothing isn`t it ?

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by oldJoe
Wed May 20, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 502
Views: 61877

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

I really don't see the need to bail them out as other airlines especially LCCs will jump on the routes they vacate. Lufthansa will vacate less profitable routes which they can't make money on but which LCCs or airlines with smaller efficient planes will operate. The routes which don't get picked up...

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by oldJoe
Wed May 20, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 403
Views: 81418

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

Will ANA also cancel their last A380 and pay the penalty like Emirates is considering? Who could have imagined this chain of events would unfold and the last half dozen A380's possibly never even get assembled. if you mean this one : https://www.flickr.com/photos/mathiasdueber/49676624351/ .. I gue...

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by oldJoe
Tue May 12, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 502
Views: 61877

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

Play hardball? If a government spends millions of taxpayers(!) money, isn't it logical they ask something in return? What they got in the last years in return ? Nothing ? All jobs wich were secured is nothing ? If the Belgium government didn`t sell SN how much money would be burned and tell me what...

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by oldJoe
Tue May 12, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing 2020 Orders
Replies: 225
Views: 53624

Re: Airbus and Boeing 2020 Orders

scbriml wrote:
Momo1435 wrote:
Airbus is also only at +269 this year


Where do you get 269 from? Airbus O&D spreadsheet for April shows 365 gross orders and 66 cancellations, for a net total of 299.


Bean counter "scbriml" at work. Joke aside , I read the same numbers

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by oldJoe
Tue May 12, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 502
Views: 61877

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

LHG can also restructure SN in a way that many more jobs get lost. If the government thinks SN can survive on its own as a nationalised airline and not cost them a fortune to eventually sell it off cheap anyway they’re mistaken. AMS up north, LHR to the west, FRA/DUS to the east and CDG to the sout...

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by oldJoe
Tue May 12, 2020 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates delays premium economy launch, no refit to current fleet
Replies: 2
Views: 1492

Re: Emirates delays premium economy launch, no refit to current fleet

Emirates will push back the launch of its all-new premium economy class due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19, and says it has no plans to upgrade older jets with the 'better than economy, less than business' product. https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/coronavirus-emirates-premium-economy-laun...

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by oldJoe
Mon May 11, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Corail new proposed French Pacific based airline
Replies: 29
Views: 4775

Re: Air Corail new proposed French Pacific based airline

All routes shown above are well within the A220 and 190/195E2 ranges. (Tahiti - Nadi is 3503 km). We know the A220 will eventually be ETOP certified, but how about the E2? A220 depending on configuration could even do PPT-NOU nonstop. It is similar distance to RIX-AUH, which Air Baltic flies. As fo...

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by oldJoe
Mon May 11, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for the airlines to restart advertising
Replies: 114
Views: 10386

Re: Time for the airlines to restart advertising

“The news” cant even tell you what the weather will be like tomorrow without a percentage next to it. No one, and I mean no one, on this planet can tell you what things will look like in the future beyond a guesstimate. What I can tell you, in the United States, we are two months into coronville, a...

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by oldJoe
Mon May 11, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK's possible future?
Replies: 153
Views: 27298

Re: EK's possible future?

... Well they could always flip-flopping their orders between A330neo and A350. I don't think Airbus is in a place where they could say no to Emirates demand. ... Or they could settle on flop. I am still eager to know who will finance any Emirates aircraft going forward. Last year mostly French exp...

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by oldJoe
Mon May 11, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the A330neo ever become as successful as its predecessors?
Replies: 199
Views: 24622

Re: Will the A330neo ever become as successful as its predecessors?

I doubt that the A330neo would become as succesful as the -200s or -300s. Much depends for how much Airbus can offer the frame.

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by oldJoe
Sun May 10, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ A359ULRs all parked?
Replies: 43
Views: 13865

Re: SQ A359ULRs all parked?

Is there a way to see the difference between a standard A359 and a -ULR? Physically, no. The forward cargo bay on the -ULR is sealed and inactive, so if you're not able to read the regs, then that's sometimes a giveaway when at the gate. Physically no ? Sorry but the wing twist was changed and the ...

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by oldJoe
Sun May 10, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Serbia To Resume Operations
Replies: 6
Views: 2491

Re: Air Serbia To Resume Operations

@Blerg First of all I do not want to bash Air Serbia ! Restrictions in some countries inside the EU say clear : No leisure travel by now. The highest amount of Serbian people ( outside Serbia ) live in the US , Germany and Austria. Exactly the three countries with the highest ban at the moment. Keep...

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by oldJoe
Sun May 10, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ A359ULRs all parked?
Replies: 43
Views: 13865

Re: SQ A359ULRs all parked?

jetwet1 wrote:
A friend flew the route last week, load was under 40 people.


At least - Social distance guarantee

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by oldJoe
Sun May 10, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ A359ULRs all parked?
Replies: 43
Views: 13865

Re: SQ A359ULRs all parked?

Is there a way to see the difference between a standard A359 and a -ULR? Apart from the registration, I don't think so. You really need an eagles eye to see the different. Concentrate on the wings. The wing twist is slightly different and the winglets are larger. Other changes are now standard for ...

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by oldJoe
Sun May 10, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK's possible future?
Replies: 153
Views: 27298

Re: EK's possible future?

According to the following interview, Sir Tim Clark is currently finding a way out and a solution for the grounding. Sir Tim stated that the A380 and B747 era is over and the way forward going into the future is with both the A350 & B787. Source: https://amp-thenational-ae.cdn.ampproject.org/c/...

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by oldJoe
Sun May 10, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 502
Views: 61877

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

How big is the proposed/imposed salary cut at Lauda? Austrian Airlines is reducing salaries by 13%. For April and May 50 % and after that time layoffs are not excluded. Generally they want contracts were benefits are cut. Salary cut for Captains 15 % and cabin crew 5% and the deal done until 20. Ma...

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by oldJoe
Sun May 10, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 502
Views: 61877

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

I'm not sure why LH is getting so much 'shine' for flying repatriation flights. They are government charters. If LH didn't exist, the government would ring up some other carrier who would be happy to do a government charter. It shows up carriers like FR who complain about state aid and unfair compe...

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by oldJoe
Sat May 09, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 502
Views: 61877

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

No. it is not. The airports are critical infrastructure. If Lufthansa went out of the business those left standing would be all over their routes like a rash. The thought process would be that if Lufthansa with their outrageous costs can make those routes work then we certainly can too. Also if it ...

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by oldJoe
Sat May 09, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 502
Views: 61877

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

No. it is not. The airports are critical infrastructure. If Lufthansa went out of the business those left standing would be all over their routes like a rash. The thought process would be that if Lufthansa with their outrageous costs can make those routes work then we certainly can too. Also if it ...

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by oldJoe
Sat May 09, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Serbia To Resume Operations
Replies: 6
Views: 2491

Re: Air Serbia To Resume Operations

Smart move and good planning ? I have my doubts. Serbia is not a EU member and restrictions in the EU could be a challenge for them. In Russia Aeroflot plans to resume operations at 1. of August so nothing to gain that early. Non-stop flights to China is maybe a good hope for them, but will the US a...

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by oldJoe
Fri May 08, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines
Replies: 342
Views: 30036

Re: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines

First example I can think of straight off the top of my head is Aer Lingus flying FRA-DUB with no FRA employees but very much a competitor to LHR on FRA-DUB. Where is the love for Aer Lingus? Where is the free money for them. Do they not deserve a level playing surface or do they deserve nothing be...

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by oldJoe
Fri May 08, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer
Replies: 1171
Views: 147387

Re: Updated: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer

They are great at designing aircraft, but not good at grabbing large markets Is Boeing not exactly the opposite with the Max ? Bad design and grabbing large markets ? How this will sort out is another question. I don`t think China is at all interested to invest into Embraer. The will copy and paste...

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by oldJoe
Fri May 08, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Remain open until end of October at least
Replies: 99
Views: 17315

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

Here's an aspect no one has thus far mentioned: is it safe to be in this new terminal? Given the multitude of items that were such a disaster from the design phase of the airport, and given how numerous the MAJOR items to be fixed were, and given how long the building sat empty while seemingly no o...

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by oldJoe
Fri May 08, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines
Replies: 342
Views: 30036

Re: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines

I'm not defending their actions. As I said before they will push every law and established practice to the limit except for safety. Ryanair isn't receiving exceptional poor treatment. There are many smaller carriers operating on routes in the DACH region which will go out of business due to Lufthan...

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by oldJoe
Fri May 08, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines
Replies: 342
Views: 30036

Re: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines

Fr has a long track record with justice in France. They can threaten all they want, being successful is an other story . He can`t be succesful ! By the way , a condition for AF to get State aid is to reduce local flying by ~ 50 % for a very good reason ! So will MOL threaten the Coronavirus at the ...

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by oldJoe
Thu May 07, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: IAG and EY interested in creating a hub at VIE
Replies: 118
Views: 21459

Re: Rumor: IAG and Etihad interest in taking over OS

I can see so much wishful thinking here. Etihad itself can barely survive on it`s own and BA wants to layoff thousends. LH owns OS by 100% and is also able to shut them down if needed ( or forced to ) A bancrupt OS in a time where every airline in the world fight even for a single pax ? This way , M...

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by oldJoe
Thu May 07, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines
Replies: 342
Views: 30036

Re: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines

https://simpleflying.com/ryanair-sweden-legal-action/ Ryanair are making it clear that if Governments exclude them from support that they will have to justify themselves in Court. They don't want the money but they don't want to be put at a disadvantage if other airlines are given it. If they don`t...

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by oldJoe
Tue May 05, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerolineas Argentinas to absorb Austral Lineas Aereas
Replies: 14
Views: 2684

Re: Aerolineas Argentinas to absorb Austral Lineas Aereas

Well, that didn't take long. Austral pilots declare a "state of alert" after the announcement of the merger with Aerolineas Argentinas. https://aviacionline.com/2020/05/pilotos-de-austral-se-declaran-en-estado-de-alerta-tras-el-anuncio-de-fusion-con-aerolineas-argentinas/ The bigger quest...

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by oldJoe
Tue May 05, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 passenger to 'auxilary freighter'
Replies: 61
Views: 10874

Re: First A380 passenger to cargo conversion

Revelation wrote:
ferminbrif wrote:

Seems strange they could not use an A350 with no pax or seats to move 22T of cargo.

Maybe the want to use older aircraft so not runnung FH or FC on the newer ones ?

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by oldJoe
Tue May 05, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines
Replies: 342
Views: 30036

Re: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines

leghorn wrote:
can't make head nor tail of that sentence.


"Head" is I understand your point of few and "tail" is, I don`t want my tax money spend on subsidies. Simple as that !

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by oldJoe
Tue May 05, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin and the 747...
Replies: 24
Views: 4524

Re: Virgin and the 747...

So with the announcement today that Virgin is finished with their 747's what happens to a city like Orlando which had 5-6 747 visits a day?. I realize that it will never be the same again at least not in the forseeable future, but there was an article in the Orlando Senitnel that the Brits are stil...

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