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by Amir
Mon Jan 24, 2000 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest B737 Flight
Replies: 12
Views: 1839

Attn. Flumuc

Hi Flumuc (Guten Tag)

are you sure about NG flying to COK (Cochin) ??? i couldn't find it in the reservation system. Maybe it's a charter fight only exposed to tour operators?

by the way the southern part of india is very nice.

Thanks best regards
Amir

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by Amir
Mon Jan 24, 2000 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Timetables
Replies: 3
Views: 1193

RE: Amir

Hi Kai Tak, You can bet on that! the trip files are ultra intressting for plane freaks like us! I used to arrange them when i worked at the airport. I don't know for sure what they do with them, but i doubt that you can obtain them easily. Don't forget that certain insurance and flight saftey issue ...

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by Amir
Mon Jan 24, 2000 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why I Dislike Singapore Airlines
Replies: 11
Views: 1432

RE: Why I Dislike Singapore Airlines

hi welcome to the forum. In fact i never flew SQ before. It was surprising to read you report though. i tend not to judge on an airline from a single trip, thoguh i have to say that what happened in you case is way too much for a reputable airline, did you file a report to SQ? Talking about CX, i fl...

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by Amir
Mon Jan 24, 2000 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Timetables
Replies: 3
Views: 1193

RE: Flight Timetables

usually the online stuff is only meant for future booking, therfore i doubt that you can find it somewhere on the net. MH should know especially the Station office, usually airlines keep so called trip files for at least 5 years. In the trip file you will find everything from Passenger list to Loads...

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by Amir
Mon Jan 24, 2000 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air & TU154
Replies: 2
Views: 1659

RE: Iran Air & TU154

Hi MEA707, Thanks for your reply. Well, there is nothing wrong with flying a TU154 on that route i rather found it strange that IR flies to Entebbe?? usually EBB is a rather cargo destination. In one of your replies to me (some days ago) you advised that Iran air is still flying 707 on certian domes...

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by Amir
Mon Jan 24, 2000 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air & TU154
Replies: 2
Views: 1659

Iran Air & TU154

Good day to all of you, just found out that IR is operating the following flight: THR-DXB-NBO-EBB on a TU154!!!!!! i never knew that they had a TU154 at first place? i know that some regional carriers in Iran (like Mahan and others) do have russian equipment but IR? besides, the route is a bit stran...

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by Amir
Mon Jan 24, 2000 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Planes To BKK Or Kul?
Replies: 12
Views: 2098

Russian Planes To BKK Or Kul?

hi folks, i am planning my next crazy trip to BKK. Crazy in a sense that it should be with odd airlines and aircrafts. I would love to fly on an russian aircraft once more, one never knows how long they will be flying. Can anybody help me by advising an airline which is still flying russian equipmen...

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by Amir
Mon Jan 24, 2000 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Balancing Options For Short-haul.
Replies: 12
Views: 2246

Attn. Bo

Hi Bo, unfortunately QR (Qatar Airways) is not flying the 727's anymore, they replaced them with the A320. I have no idea where they went to. The interior was really state of the art, i have spoken to a QR executive at that time who told me that they spent around 3 Mio. US$on each one of their 4 727...

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by Amir
Mon Jan 24, 2000 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Balancing Options For Short-haul.
Replies: 12
Views: 2246

Attn. I-DAVI

Hi I-DAVI what makes you so sure that there are no A320's with PTV??? After all it's a matter of the airline willing to pay for this. I have been on an Qatar Airways 727-200 (August 98) before they retired them in favor of A320 and guess what i saw, PTV !!!!!!! i wouldn't belive it at first, then th...

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by Amir
Mon Jan 24, 2000 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Balancing Options For Short-haul.
Replies: 12
Views: 2246

RE: EK Balancing Options For Short-haul.

this is strange indeed . Currently EK is mostly flying the A313 or sometimes the A300-600 on such routes. However i doubt that they want such new aircrafts to concentrate on point to point traffic (Though the yields within the gulfregion are still high!), maybe they want to create more feeder routes...

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by Amir
Sun Jan 23, 2000 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767 Emergency Landing At Gimli
Replies: 29
Views: 4641

RE: 767 Emergency Landing At Gimli

iam going nuts! this movie is running at this very moment!!!!! on a german station!!!!!! it is a bit silly though. showing a 767 where the ground staff made wrong fuel quantity calculations because of mixing up measurement units!

brgds
Amir

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by Amir
Sun Jan 23, 2000 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A340-500 And -600 Exact Specifics
Replies: 8
Views: 3566

RE: A340-500 And -600 Exact Specifics

Thanks 747-600 actually the Crew stuff (MCR = Mobile crew rest) in the lower deck is always a full unit this means it is positioned on the space of a so called 88/ 96 inch palette. This position is exactly the one needed to place two LD3. this sounds intresting though. I have worked the ramp und don...

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by Amir
Sun Jan 23, 2000 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A340-500 And -600 Exact Specifics
Replies: 8
Views: 3566

Attn. 747-600

Hi, first of all thanks very much for posting the spesifics!!!!! great job! the first thing that made me wonder was the LD3 container capacity. How comes that the figure is 31, and 43 ? they are always loaded in pairs, two in a row, if you load one you can't use the space left for anything alse! the...

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by Amir
Sun Jan 23, 2000 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interflug
Replies: 4
Views: 1020

RE: Interflug Attn. VH-OJO

yes you are right, They had three A313 but i must quess when they entered service, the last time i flew IF was in June 1989 (IL62) and i remember seeing them in SXF on the tarmac. All A313 went- as you mentioned- to the Luftwaffe, i managed to get into one during a visit of the german foreign minist...

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by Amir
Sat Jan 22, 2000 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: In Praise Of The IL62
Replies: 5
Views: 2562

RE: In Praise Of The IL62

Hi Atle, well sure the price difference is great but if you calculate the total operational cost of the TU154 it will be greater than that of a 734, due to higher landing fees, maintenance, (i think the 154 still have a three man cockpitcrew too?) and furthermore the resdual value of the Aircraft wh...

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by Amir
Sat Jan 22, 2000 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KU 777 ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1311

RE: KU 777 ?

Hi BO,

i hope you are not making fun out of this prayer issue! :-)

Well IRAN Air has it too, i saw it when i flew on their 742 in 1995.

take care

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by Amir
Sat Jan 22, 2000 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transatlantic 747s- A Vanishing Breed?
Replies: 18
Views: 1302

RE: A3XX & 747X Demand: Jet Setter

Hi AC183, i liked your comments especially the point about the slots. But the issue of alliances is still in the first stages, i can tell you out of experience that most airlines still think single minded when it comes to operations and route planning it will take some years before alliances are of ...

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by Amir
Sat Jan 22, 2000 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 727 Wings
Replies: 1
Views: 779

RE: 727 Wings

though iam a passionate 727 lover, i don't think that the wings of a 727 which was designed in the early sixties are more advanced than those of the 737NG. The thing of being able to more manouver has less to do with the wings. Almost on all 'old' aircrafts the manouver capabilities are greater bec...

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by Amir
Sat Jan 22, 2000 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: In Praise Of The IL62
Replies: 5
Views: 2562

RE: In Praise Of The IL62

Which one was designed earlier? the IL62 or the VC10, i think it must have been the IL62? I quess that the fact of the IL62 having the four engines at the tail has more to do with the fact of being a development of a twin tail engined aircraft. The IL62 is obviously an interresting item not last bec...

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by Amir
Sat Jan 22, 2000 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transatlantic 747s- A Vanishing Breed?
Replies: 18
Views: 1302

RE: I Do Agree With Jet Setter

Hi CX747,

you brought it to the point! why investing too much if you can reach your goal by taking a successfull model and modify it! yes, i do agree with you there is a market potential but one should not over estimate it!.

take care
Amir

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by Amir
Sat Jan 22, 2000 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A340 Vs Boeing 777
Replies: 27
Views: 23648

RE: A340 Vs Boeing 777

Well, in fact it is not realy fair to compare the the 777 with the A340. I always tend to see both sides of the story. The aviation-lover side and the aviation commercial side. personally if i can choose i will go for the 777 especially when flying in coach, the 777 appears more spacious and the arr...

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by Amir
Sat Jan 22, 2000 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transatlantic 747s- A Vanishing Breed?
Replies: 18
Views: 1302

I Do Agree With Jet Setter

the problem with the A3XX seems more to be one that at the time the first concepts were made, market was showing a tendency towards larger, bigger aircrafts. Today, as Jet Setter said, the market for such aircraft is really small, mainly in Asia and then mainly on medium range route rather than ultr...

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by Amir
Sat Jan 22, 2000 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interflug
Replies: 4
Views: 1020

RE: Interflug

Hi LHMark ! i might be the onlyone at this forum who flew IF alot. All in All i flew them at least 20 times from 1972 until 1988. Mostly with the IL62 on the DAM-BER (SXF) route. But also with the IL18 and the TU134, and TU134A. The service was actually bad. But -and i have to say it- if you look at...

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by Amir
Sat Jan 22, 2000 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transatlantic 747s- A Vanishing Breed?
Replies: 18
Views: 1302

RE: Transatlantic 747s- A Vanishing Breed?

well, don't forget that with the 767 and 777 you can operate on routes with lower potential than the one needed to fill a 747! for most airlines a 747-400 operation with decent load factors (and Yields!) is still more profitable than a twin jet, provided you can fill it up. Besides you must have a n...

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by Amir
Sat Jan 22, 2000 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KU 777 ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1311

RE: KU 777 ?

yes i was impressed too by having a PTV on a 313!!! the PTV issue is quite important in the MiddleEast and Gulf area. In June 1996 i once flew with GF from DAM to AUH to connect to HKG (we stoped in bKK too!!!!) and it was the first A320 for me to see with three seperated classes!!!! and they had au...

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by Amir
Sat Jan 22, 2000 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KU 777 ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1311

RE: KU 777 ?

Hi Jakrin, well i did fly with KU before but many years ago. (1995) DAM-KWI A313 with PTV in Economy!!! KWI-BKK 742 quite old aircraft. Yes their flight attendants are good (especially good looking females!......) The food was O.K but in general not as good as GF or EK. The reason why i ask is, ther...

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by Amir
Fri Jan 21, 2000 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Re: Cairo To London
Replies: 5
Views: 1006

Re: Cairo To London

Hi Singapore 777

it depends on the day of travel. LH has a daily flight dep. 03:05. In addition
there are on days 3,6,7 flights dep. at 07:05.

when are you planing to fly? if you deceide to fly via FRA you can send me an email mybe we can meet and i can show you some areas

brgds
Amir

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by Amir
Fri Jan 21, 2000 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KU 777 ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1311

KU 777 ?

any travel experience with KU's 777 ? (in coach)

Thanks brgds from FRA
Amir

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by Amir
Fri Jan 21, 2000 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Belavia (B2) Question
Replies: 2
Views: 978

RE: Belavia (B2) Question

thanks for reply
why CAI, i didn't mention it?

i an considering FRA-MSQ-DXB

rgds
Amir

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by Amir
Fri Jan 21, 2000 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asian Destinations For The "New" Air Canada
Replies: 6
Views: 3329

RE: Asian Destinations For The "New" Air Canada

hi Jakrin,

check your mail box.

i have checked the schdule for you, no AC or CP flights to neither BKK nor MNL.
only to NRT and CLK.

Take care
Amir

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by Amir
Fri Jan 21, 2000 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Belavia (B2) Question
Replies: 2
Views: 978

Belavia (B2) Question

iam thinking of flying on of those good old TU134's again, so iam eying Belavia from FRA to MSQ and then further to DXB.

Did anyone of you fly with them?

Thanks / Amir

P.s iam not looking for good service, rather adventures!

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by Amir
Fri Jan 21, 2000 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Re: Cairo To London
Replies: 5
Views: 1006

Re: Cairo To London

well, BA flies with the old 742. MS flies on days 1,2,3 with the 777 otherwise with the 300-600 you can also fly with LH (A300-600) via FRA and do some soptting in the morning. if you want to fly direct i would go for MS, sure not so good as BA but more interesting. Have a good trip Amir

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by Amir
Fri Jan 21, 2000 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Was Your First Airplane?
Replies: 56
Views: 3046

RAttn. Viscount

good day to you Viscount,

are there any Viscounts still flying?

you were damn luck to travel with it!
Thanks for any info.
Brgds
Amir

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by Amir
Fri Jan 21, 2000 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Was Your First Airplane?
Replies: 56
Views: 3046

RAttn. Viscount

good day to you Visount,

are there any Visounts still flying?

you were damn luck to travel with it!
Thanks for any info.
Brgds
Amir

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by Amir
Fri Jan 21, 2000 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports That Can't Possibly Be Meant For People..
Replies: 28
Views: 2576

RE: Airports That Can't Possibly Be Meant For People..

well, my least favorite airport was Narita! iin priciple the airport is fine but it's handling way more passengers than designed for. Especially when arriving in the afternoon times, the lines at the immigration are very long, though the officials are efficient. And Manila was also out dated and nee...

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by Amir
Fri Jan 21, 2000 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Was Your First Airplane?
Replies: 56
Views: 3046

Attn. 902TWAFly

Hi TWA902

it's funny, mine was the IL62 too! it was from BER (SXF) to DAM with Interflug (IF) in 1972 i can't recall anything as i was a baby at that time.
I kept flying the IL62 for many times until 1988

Take care
Amir

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by Amir
Fri Jan 21, 2000 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Favorite Airports?
Replies: 14
Views: 1281

RE: Favorite Airports?

i personally like Changi most.

YVR is nice too, and for spotting FRA

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by Amir
Thu Jan 20, 2000 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK To Start Ops. To BAH
Replies: 0
Views: 2377

EK To Start Ops. To BAH

According to the 'Neue Zuercher Zeitung' 20.01.00
EK will start operation to BAH with 6 flts./Week this is to increase to
11 flights as of Summer schedule00.

!!!
i quess they will get a share of GF's business!!! depending on conex to/from DXB

Rgds
Amir

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by Amir
Thu Jan 20, 2000 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can An Airline Fly Non-stop
Replies: 1
Views: 3499

RE: Can An Airline Fly Non-stop

actually its a simple answer: every aircraft has a maximum range to fly nonstop then it's over... the importnat thing is the so called Range with max. Payload. Or even details to give the range at ,lets say, 80% of the may payload ...etc. Airlines want to make money. It is possbile to equip an aircr...

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by Amir
Thu Jan 20, 2000 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is The Scariest Flight You've Been On?
Replies: 52
Views: 8045

RE: You Guys Are Whimps

so what was it like....

i hope you didn't cause the chipped tooth? ha ha

Amir

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by Amir
Thu Jan 20, 2000 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Egypt Air
Replies: 2
Views: 980

RE: Egypt Air

Hi Jakrin!!! How are you? I flew a lot with MS however some years ago (1990-1995) DAM-CAI 707 DAM- CAI v.v. 735, A320 many times CAI-BKK 743 (Combi) MNL-CAI 743 the inflight service was poor, though still better than some other state owned arab carriers. On The BKK route (which used to go CAI-BKK-MN...

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by Amir
Thu Jan 20, 2000 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Airlines To Buy Stock From ?
Replies: 14
Views: 2602

RE: What Airlines To Buy Stock From ?

Hallo Köln !!!! wie geht es? i would be carefull with airline stocks. If i may give you an advise, don't let your poassion for Airlines influence your stock-pic!!!! and always remember that Analysts (who finally have a huge impcat on the Airline Stock performance) tend to have a different approch wh...

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by Amir
Thu Jan 20, 2000 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Many Aircraft?
Replies: 3
Views: 1084

RE: How Many Aircraft?

in most cases, airlines (especially mega carriers) don't really assign an aircraft for a route. Moreover each aircraft has a rotation plan which might include very different destinations as to get best utlilization out of the fleer. Airlines tend to have certain benchmarks like the average block tim...

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by Amir
Thu Jan 20, 2000 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Air--on The Brink Of Collapse
Replies: 9
Views: 3230

RE: Gulf Air--on The Brink Of Collapse

Hi Bo, well i always asked myself if it makes sense to operate four hubs (AUH, BAH, DOH and MCT) i think that this is back to the time where GF was the Flag Carrier of four states. Today, i think it is a waste of time and i would also prefer a concentration on one or- at most- two hubs (BAH and AUH)...

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by Amir
Thu Jan 20, 2000 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH 747-special Design
Replies: 2
Views: 1181

RE: LH 747-special Design

Hi Na
the aircraft you mentioned is already flying around. I spotted it many times at the gate in FRA

Gruß
Amir

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by Amir
Wed Jan 19, 2000 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comet ?
Replies: 6
Views: 929

Comet ?

Hi,
are there any Comets still in Service (Comet 4) ? may be for Cargo or Charter wher one could fly with?

Thanks for any piece of Info.
Regards
Amir

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by Amir
Wed Jan 19, 2000 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Favorite Plane You've Never Been On
Replies: 40
Views: 2546

RE: Favorite Plane You've Never Been On

EK 777-300
Gabon Express Super-Carabelle

:-))

Amir

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by Amir
Wed Jan 19, 2000 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caravelle
Replies: 0
Views: 838

Caravelle

Hi, for those of you who share my pasion for the Caravelle. I was just talking to a fellow of mine who works in MIA and he told me that there is a cargo airline flying charter flights with a Caravelle!!!!! from Bogota to some domestic destinations in Colombia. Any more info about this? Thanks/Brgds ...

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by Amir
Wed Jan 19, 2000 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Air--on The Brink Of Collapse
Replies: 9
Views: 3230

RE: Gulf Air--on The Brink Of Collapse

there is no doubt about the bad financial situation of GF. However in 1992-1994 they started a massive restructuring with the aim to improve profitability. I don't think it will ever collapse because to political reasons. GF is largly owned by the ruling family of the emirate of Abu Dhabi (Shiekh Za...

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by Amir
Wed Jan 19, 2000 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is Your Opinion On Alitalia Airlines?
Replies: 5
Views: 3094

RE: What Is Your Opinion On Alitalia Airlines?

Hi Folks, flew ailtalia: DAM-FCO v.v. many times (MD 80) FCO-HKG-FCO (MD11 in C/CL. very spacious seats! very nice flight) FRA-LIN-FRA MD80 in general they are good, however a bit shaked by punctuality (which is not only their fault but also Milano Airports which are the worst in terms punctuality i...

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