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by LXA340
Sun May 10, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 121
Views: 19527

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2020

I would not be surprised if it would take a long time before they get reactivated. I doubt that they will ever return Agreed. It probably makes more sense to replace with the new aircraft that will arrive, probably later than originally planned but giving the circumstances that would make more sens...

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by LXA340
Sun May 03, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 121
Views: 19527

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2020

Supposedly the frames are flown for Maintenance works to AMM, all the Airbus fleet except A220's) from LX are getting their maintenance done in AMM since a couple of years. Looks like they took the opportunity to fly down a few jets at once together with an aircraft to pick up to crew, the only NEO ...

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by LXA340
Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020
Replies: 104
Views: 21134

Re: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020

Any chance whatsoever of OS getting any relatively new widebodies (i.e., built since 2010)? Some of the 20 Boeing 787 LH ordered are likely to end up with OS, though the distribution within LH group hasn't been decided on yet. B787 order will distribute between LH, OS and LX It was not yet decided ...

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by LXA340
Sat Apr 11, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Group fleet groundings, Germanwings closure
Replies: 326
Views: 58005

Re: LH Group fleet groundings, Germanwings closure

For SWISS the jewel in the LH Group, they phased out already the remaining 2 A319's and as mentioned will defer orders for new A320/21 NEO's, they received one and might still receive 2 or so this year given production already started but then maybe the remaining fleet will only be delivered starti...

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by LXA340
Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020
Replies: 104
Views: 21134

Re: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020

Will the LH group return to JFK or consolidate to EWR? The LH group will return to JFK because most passengers begin or end their journey there and are not connecting to other flights. However once the COVID-19 situation will get under control and allow the start of normal operations again I am sur...

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by LXA340
Fri Apr 10, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Group fleet groundings, Germanwings closure
Replies: 326
Views: 58005

Re: LH Group fleet groundings, Germanwings closure

... For SWISS the jewel in the LH Group, ..... Just saw you nickname. That explains..... ;-) Our cost income ratio has been top notch though the last years and was almost better than from the mother company. But that you guessed my favorite airline within the group was not hard with the nickname ;)

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by LXA340
Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 121
Views: 19527

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2020

As it seems we will not see any frames of the Long Haul fleet disapear so quickly unless there will be a internal shifting within the group. Let's say as a short term solution that for instance 8 A330's should be moved t Austrian to replace their aging long haul fleet and once demand picks up SWISS ...

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by LXA340
Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Group fleet groundings, Germanwings closure
Replies: 326
Views: 58005

Re: LH Group fleet groundings, Germanwings closure

This situation gives a good opportunity within the LH group to reduce it's costs further and to come out of the crisis even stronger. Since demand will be significantly lower and probably it will take 2-3 years for demand to reach levels before COVID-19 they can recue operating costs by modernizing ...

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by LXA340
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 121
Views: 19527

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2020

Happy New Year everyone. I am wondering since the 2nd daily ORD flight (Seasonal during Summer) will now be operated by UA, LX seems to have extra capacity for a additional route given that IAD and KIX will be covered through the additional B77W's to replace the A343's on the NRT route and indirectl...

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by LXA340
Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 377
Views: 72193

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

@LXA340 ; Usualy the louder the forummembers are, the fewer they really know. Some info simply is confidential and like many members I'm here for fun, not to put my job at risk ;) I know exactly what is going on with many topics within certain companies, but simply can't share all of it with the ge...

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by LXA340
Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT to get more A320s, 20% fleet is not flying
Replies: 48
Views: 14497

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

At the end of the day, with these big plans of the polish government making out of LO the EK of eastern europe and building a new airport in the middle of no where, is LO at all profitable or figures are manipulated by the government?

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by LXA340
Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 377
Views: 72193

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

HB-JNK, the 11th 77W of LX, made it to ZRH this morning on direct delivery flight from PAE. Any ideas how they are going to use this extra capacity until the two new routes to IAD and KIX will be inaugrated in spring? Upgauging TLV mainly, which is already happening. Otherwise I can't share it with...

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by LXA340
Sun Dec 15, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 377
Views: 72193

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

HB-JNK, the 11th 77W of LX, made it to ZRH this morning on direct delivery flight from PAE. Any ideas how they are going to use this extra capacity until the two new routes to IAD and KIX will be inaugrated in spring? Upgauging TLV mainly, which is already happening. Otherwise I can't share it with...

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by LXA340
Sat Sep 28, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A340-600 with two GE90's
Replies: 28
Views: 13348

Re: A340-600 with two GE90's

The B777 is loud, flies less smooth than other planes and especially the interior as normal from Boeing at least until now cheap (not talking about seats of course). The luck for Boeing was that at the time the B777 was the most efficient plane, especially the B77W and if you were looking for a comp...

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by LXA340
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 377
Views: 72193

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

I think Swiss sees both the A350 and 787.. There's too big of a gap between the 787 and 777, additionally the A350 can eventually replace the 777 down the line.. 787 for A330 replacement and A350 for A340/777 replacement.. Extremely efficient fleet The A350 would be the most ideal replacement since...

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by LXA340
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 377
Views: 72193

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

eirflot wrote:
I'm sorry but do we know that maintenance at AMM is sub standard? Where are the sources for this information?


It has been mentioned in the swiss Media, SWISS therefore always has now employees of their own at AMM that are supervising the maintenance work.

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by LXA340
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 377
Views: 72193

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

HB-JMC will go to NRT as LX160 tomorrow, and I'm glad she's back! The remaining 2 will go after the summer peak. Nevertheless, JMB headed to AMM today. This is an absolute disgrace that SWISS is having it's maintenance done at AMM on it's Airbus fleet, where quality is absolutely inferior and might...

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by LXA340
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 377
Views: 72193

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

SWISS is down one B77W since begining of this month, it's most unreliable one in the fleet (HB-JND), this is the aircraft that had to make an emergency landing in IQUALIT in 2018 due to a engine shutdown, since then this aircraft continued to suffer issues here and there... On top of it there is one...

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by LXA340
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 377
Views: 72193

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

JVSpotter wrote:
IwantaBBJ wrote:
CarbonFibre wrote:
Is HB-JCA being repainted again? It positioned to Maastricht today.


Highly unlikely, since the c/s on it have been applied to celebrate an event later this year.... So just maintenance, don't worry....

Mike


C-Check at Samco Maintenance


Isn't it a bit early for a C check?

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by LXA340
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to Retire A380s by Mid 2030s
Replies: 31
Views: 7937

Re: Emirates to Retire A380s by Mid 2030s

EK has a whole terminal dedicated to the A380, I guess by the time they will retire the A380's the terminal also hits around 20 years + and will be closed down for a major renovation. On another note, if the demand for air travel will continue to grow that drastically, we will need again planes such...

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by LXA340
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 355
Views: 55966

Re: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus

I really hope that we will see in 2025 5 A359 to go to LX to replace the remaining A343's and by around 2030 we will see the A333 fleet be replaced by A359's. Nevertheless LH group needs to decide in the next couple of years if the A333 fleet should remain longer at LX or be replaced earlier, since ...

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by LXA340
Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 377
Views: 72193

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

...whereas HB-JMH is still sitting in DRS and getting refurbished. Didn't they say it would be back to the fleet around mid-February despite the longer certification process of the first aircraft? There are sill certificaton issues, hence there is a further delay until all these issues can be solve...

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by LXA340
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 377
Views: 72193

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

It has been reported that there is an RFP between the A350 and B787 from LHG. OS is part of it, LX’s A343 replacement are part of it and I reckon LH’s 343s and maybe 346s. I would assume that the Aircraft type that will be chosen to replace the A343 in 2025 will be the same one used to replace the ...

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by LXA340
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 377
Views: 72193

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

the last we heard was that 319's stay a bit longer than expected and AMM is a regular MX location for LX aircraft. I would say regular checks rather than withdrawal from service. It looks like SWISS does not do any heavier maintenance with SRTechnics at ZRH anymore? The Airbus fleet seems to receiv...

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by LXA340
Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A330-900 Passenger experience
Replies: 64
Views: 7921

Re: A330-900 Passenger experience

Is the air quality better compared to the older A330's / more humid as on A350?

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by LXA340
Sat Dec 22, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 399
Views: 58085

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

Concerning a other topic, I was wondering why the SWISS LX 288 from ZRH to JNB is always departing from the D gates although all other long haul flights with occasional random exceptions depart from the E gates? I don't pretend to be an expert, but I would think it's the odd flight out due to space...

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by LXA340
Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 399
Views: 58085

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

Concerning a other topic, I was wondering why the SWISS LX 288 from ZRH to JNB is always departing from the D gates although all other long haul flights with occasional random exceptions depart from the E gates?

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by LXA340
Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 399
Views: 58085

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

Lately, THAI (TG) has been sending their 744's to ZRH. This is probably the only 747 operations to/from ZRH? Is there any particular reason besides an increased demand? I think their 744's have slightly more seats than the regular 77W including the availability of First Class. Just saw HS-TGW in St...

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by LXA340
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Rebuild - What's Delta Getting?
Replies: 53
Views: 11916

Re: JFK Rebuild - What's Delta Getting?

The reconstruction of certain parts of JFK will probably finnally bring all the Alliance Airlines together. Hence T1 should finally only be for Star Alliance, then T4 would onlyy be for DL and it's Skyteam member airlines and T7 and T8 should be AA and Oneworld as it partially is already today. They...

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by LXA340
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al is scheduled to retire 747 in March 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 5063

Re: El Al is scheduled to retire 747 in March 2019

Those seem to be gone already, now there are only the 4 original planes LY received in 1994,995 and 1999 + the cargo 744

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by LXA340
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group orders 27 A320neos
Replies: 35
Views: 7925

Re: Lufthansa Group orders 27 A320neos

I heard that LH board does not want to give OS new aircraft until their financial performance has improved. This actually makes me wonder that they do not give OS any A320neos because besides the engine issues it is a fuel saving A/C. OS flies around with the oldest fleet in the LH group, as compen...

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by LXA340
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't Lufthansa operate passenger 777-200/300/ERs?
Replies: 55
Views: 14124

Re: Lufthansa 777s

In the past the range of the Airbus A333, 343 and 346 worked out well for them. In the future they will go for the Boeing 777 with the new 9's LH probably got a very good deal from Airbus at the time for the A346's which are comparable to the B77W in size and as long as fuel prices were still at low...

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by LXA340
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 399
Views: 58085

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

That was quick ! When they opened a year ago, they announced they were planning to go daily soon and advance bookings looked very good, so this comes as a surprise. But then of course, which airline manager would say at the opening ceremony of a new destination that prospects for the new flight wer...

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by LXA340
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 399
Views: 58085

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

Quite a few incidents on the long haul fleet lately, the ones I can recall are the following: 1. On 30th of March LX 018 from ZRH to EWR operated by an A333 had to return back to ZRH and landed a few hours later after burning fuel over Switzerland and Germany (The A333's can't dump fuel) 2. Last sat...

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by LXA340
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 399
Views: 58085

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

When do LX start flying 777 to JNB? It is currently not planned for the B77W to be used on the JNB route. LX began using the A333 on a more regular basis to JNB, at least once a week, for which only 7 F seats are sold as one of the seats needs to be used as pilot rest since this aircraft does not h...

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by LXA340
Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 399
Views: 58085

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

Isn't the reason for the extensive use of the A330/340's on various european routes currently due to issues LX is experiencing with the refited galleys at the back of the cabins of the A32S fleet, water leaks etc?

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by LXA340
Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian's strategy for 2018-2019?
Replies: 33
Views: 6636

Re: Austrian's strategy for 2018-2019?

I wouldn't be suprised to see OS with replacing it's long haul fleet with A350's, which will also harmonize the cockipt corps with the A32S fleet. Anyhow whatever LH will decide, should the replacement be with new aircraft, which I would assume, since not too old B777's would only be 77W's and these...

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by LXA340
Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 399
Views: 58085

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

The plane had some trouble with the left engine after take off and for safety reasons the captain decided to abort the flight and not risk the Atlantic crossing. Since the A330 can’t dump fuel they had to burn it and that’s why they were circling for around 5 hours. Strange that the A330 can’t dump ...

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by LXA340
Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 399
Views: 58085

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

Any news on the cabin refurbishment of the SWISS A340-313 fleet which should be launched soon?

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by LXA340
Mon Dec 25, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2017 (41)
Replies: 515
Views: 99827

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread 41

SWISS now operates MCT to ZRH nonstop to compete against WY... not quite ;) I saw that they cancelled the MCT-DXB-ZRH sector last night and the plane was ferried back to ZRH nonstop from MCT. There seem to be some issues lately at DXB, many times aircraft are heavily delayed into the airport with lo...

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by LXA340
Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official Launch of Singapore Airlines New Products 2017
Replies: 65
Views: 13339

Re: Official Launch of Singapore Airlines New Products 2017

Will we see some consistency and have at least the Y, Y+ and C products to be the same on the entire fleet within the next years, since only recently a new C Class seat was launched on the 77W fleet?

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by LXA340
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2017 (41)
Replies: 515
Views: 99827

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread 41

Due to the take over of the majority of Air Berlin by Lufthansa it is rumored that SWISS is supposed to add 3 and Edelweiss 2 aircraft for the purpose to serve routes / frequencies that were offered by Air Berlin until now within the next months.

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by LXA340
Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cabin noise comparision A330 / B787 / B777
Replies: 52
Views: 11428

Re: Cabin noise comparision A330 / B787 / B777

The B777 is for sure the loudest, followed by the A330 which is quite a bit more quiet. This is then followed by the B787 of course

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by LXA340
Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: LH shows indications to reduce 779 order
Replies: 224
Views: 37148

Re: Leeham: LH shows indications to reduce 779 order

Maybe LH will take over the 10 B77W's of SWISS which so don't fit into their fleet concept and eventually they will get A350's from LH instead

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by LXA340
Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2017 (41)
Replies: 515
Views: 99827

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread 41

Is there an update on when the new First Class Lounge / security Zone will be opened at Terminal 1 and also when the renovation / anticipated completion of the Business SEN lounges will take place?

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by LXA340
Sun May 14, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2017 (41)
Replies: 515
Views: 99827

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread 41

Could the fact that LX isn't flying the CS100 to LCY yet have something to do with it? Possibly there is a further delay with deliveries, hence the delay until the remaining Avro's will leave the fleet? By when will LX commence operations with the C series to LCY, at least the 100 has already the n...

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by LXA340
Sun May 07, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Airlines Intercontinental Routes
Replies: 45
Views: 11996

Re: Swiss Airlines Intercontinental Routes

Is Swiss Global still operating the 77Ws? SWISS Global is the pilot union of the former Crossair pilots, in the meanwhile various adjustments were made not going into details re contracts such as job opportunities, salaries etc nevertheless they are part of SWISS. Since there is no separate union o...

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by LXA340
Sun May 07, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2017 (41)
Replies: 515
Views: 99827

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread 41

Talking about GVA, SWISS will supposedly use the GVA based flights as experiment for the food for purchase concept that will be introduced approx in the last quarter of 2017. Should the concept turn successful it will be likely introduced on the short/medium haul flights out of ZRH as well at a late...

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by LXA340
Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Airlines Intercontinental Routes
Replies: 45
Views: 11996

Re: Swiss Airlines Intercontinental Routes

When special fares for Business and First Class are promoted I can't recall to have seen NRT being amongst them. Hence using this logic which might be completely wrong, I would say that NRT probably has the highest yield in the long haul network.

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by LXA340
Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT 737-800 and 737 MAX 8 news
Replies: 64
Views: 26629

Re: LOT 737-800 and 737 MAX 8 news

When will the B734's leave the fleet?

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