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by F9flyer
Tue May 22, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners: The Most Uncompetitive Industry?
Replies: 87
Views: 8651

Re: Airliners: The Most Uncompetitive Industry?

I have been in this industry for 25 years, When it comes to comoditized airplane seats, price is king. Until the traveling public makes their decisions another way, so shall it remain.

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by F9flyer
Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1620
Views: 378223

Re: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy

I hope to see AZ continue to grace our skies. It's always sad to me when an airline goes out if business. As long as AZ isn't offering bargain basement fares which hurt other airlines, I say let them continue to fly. If the Italians want to bankroll them, then good for them. At this point, I am fai...

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by F9flyer
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: It’s official! Meridiana rebranded as Air Italy
Replies: 115
Views: 18092

Re: Future and expansion of Air Italy

So no Domestic Italian Flights? Just setting up as a long to medium range haul out of Milan?

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by F9flyer
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1620
Views: 378223

Re: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy

I suspect the next watershed moment for AZ will be after the upcoming election.

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by F9flyer
Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1620
Views: 378223

Re: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy

VCEflyboy wrote:
The interest from AFKL has little to do with AZ and everything to do with LH. They’re afraid that if LH gets their hands on AZ AF will be pushed to the corner fighting with a huge airline group.

No doubt... which makes me wonder if even IAG will make another run...

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by F9flyer
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1620
Views: 378223

Re: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy

Two Italian ministers says Italy needs more time to consider expressions of interest for AZ before they decide on entering exclusive talks. Italy needs more time before starting exclusive talks on Alitalia sale Agreed as they can't quite agree as to what to say in the press--- this for two days ago...

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by F9flyer
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA IROPS Handling In Recent Snow Storm
Replies: 53
Views: 8071

Re: BA IROPS Handling In Recent Snow Storm

Sorry folks, BA did not do even the most basic of things to help themselves, most carriers publish a policy with waivers for Agencies to assist their own passengers in situations like these. Sadly, BA did not elect to add to the folks helping them that way. Agencies had no recourse but to tell their...

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by F9flyer
Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2017 (41)
Replies: 515
Views: 101662

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread 41

hynithuchi wrote:
Just noticed that all AZ flights FCO/GVA vv. today are cancelled. I haven't seen anything about a strike, does anybody know the reason ?

There was a General Strike in Italy that Impacted the Aviation sector to some extent, that may have been it.

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by F9flyer
Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1620
Views: 378223

Re: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy

Not sure the EU will let them hit the snooze that long, Administration must make a public announcement in the beginning of November.

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by F9flyer
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1620
Views: 378223

Re: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017- ... 665550.htm
My take is there will still be something in the air called Alitalia, but it will be a shadow of it's former self.
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All I hear is a ticking clock, and this reporter in China, suggesting Chinese interest is still in play...
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017- ... 665550.htm
My take is there will still be something in the air called Alitalia, but it will be a shadow of it's former self.

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by F9flyer
Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1620
Views: 378223

Re: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy

SO, reading between the lines, other than waiting another 2 weeks, we still don't really know....

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by F9flyer
Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad submits an offer for full Alitalia takeover
Replies: 83
Views: 20253

Re: Etihad submits an offer for full Alitalia takeover

Does anyone think that with Ryanair bidding on both AirBerlin and Alitalia, that if they win both bids, woould not their balance sheet be pretty stretched? While it's a long shot to win both bids, it's not out of the question.... Thoughts?

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by F9flyer
Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Congress set to remove the caps PFC's on US airports
Replies: 34
Views: 5079

Re: Congress set to remove the caps PFC's on the nations airports

On principle, I am OK with this. it is the lack of limits that has me slightly concerned. Some airports do cost more than others, I just don't want to be paying for gold plated baggage carousels.

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by F9flyer
Thu May 04, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin Losses Plunge to Record
Replies: 52
Views: 11606

Re: Air Berlin Losses Plunge to Record

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... bankruptcy
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With the Alitalia move, I think Ethiad will try to reinforce AB as much as they can.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... bankruptcy

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by F9flyer
Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1620
Views: 378223

Re: Alitalia - Ongoing Cash Flow Issues

OK, I have been following this whole thing blow by blow. What is clear to me that unless there is an as yet to be discovered White Knight, Alitalia is done some time in the next 30 days (possibly less). My question now is, how does the vacuum get filled? Does AirOne get revived? Does the Italian Gov...

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by F9flyer
Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1620
Views: 378223

Re: Alitalia Cash Flow

For those Keeping score... Yes, Alitalia keeps flying, but my take is that they are delaying the inevitable by 12 to 18 months. Make no mistake, without these agreements it would be a bad day at Italian ticket counters. From Reuters Italy's Alitalia, unions agree preliminary deal in last-ditch talks...

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by F9flyer
Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1620
Views: 378223

Re: Alitalia Cash Flow

Thanks Delta777- Better source than I have seen lately, I will keep an eye on it.

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by F9flyer
Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1620
Views: 378223

Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread

I am having a tough time tracking down the truth to a rumor that Alitalia will be out of cash effecting April13, 2017 (tomorrow) is anyone hearing anything verifiable?

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by F9flyer
Fri Jul 18, 2014 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Strike Threat: July 2014
Replies: 17
Views: 3745

RE: Alitalia Strike Threat: July 2014

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