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by lancelot07
Fri Dec 23, 2016 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport with the most A320 movements is...
Replies: 23
Views: 7906

Re: Airport with the most A320 movements is...

Nimish wrote:
I find it interesting that DEL is the airport with the largest A320 movements in the world, Airbus must be pleased!

Why must Airbus be pleased ?
Some airport will be the one with the most operations in any case. Why should Airbus care which?

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by lancelot07
Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IranAir confirms cutting Airbus order, dropping A380s
Replies: 130
Views: 31312

Re: IranAir confirms cutting Airbus order, dropping A380s

What exactly makes Iran a "frightening" place to land? Well, if they are unwilling to recognize the sanctity of embassies as sovreign, what guarantee does a lowly airline pax have that they will arrive at their destination unscathed? That perception is a major handicap to overcome. He doe...

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by lancelot07
Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad mulling taking stake in Lufthansa - Air Berlin to merge with Lufthansa, Alitalia might be next
Replies: 53
Views: 13479

Re: Etihad mulling taking stake in Lufthansa - Air Berlin to merge with Lufthansa, Alitalia might be next

EY said that they can turn AB around. So let them put their money where their mouth is until the very last cent. If it goes bankrupt, let EY be liable for all their debts and obligations. If mismanagement can be proven, they can't hide behind the corporate limited liability status anymore. EY is no...

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by lancelot07
Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How to find out old routes?
Replies: 4
Views: 1215

Re: How to find out old routes?

Djibouti was French territory before its independence, sometime in the 70s - providing for a somewhat special relationship.

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by lancelot07
Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: James Hogan CEO EY to go
Replies: 61
Views: 9916

Re: James Hogan CEO EY to go?

Your right they 'could' have bought them, but it's pretty much certainty that that deal would never have happened. Lufthansa don't need the help of EY, but maybe now with LH taking a good stake in AB, they have to start co-opting with EY. We already see a codeshare agreement has started on some Ger...

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by lancelot07
Wed Dec 21, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: James Hogan CEO EY to go
Replies: 61
Views: 9916

Re: James Hogan CEO EY to go?

Expansion at all cost is a kamikaze strategy.
Especially at the point when the owner wants to see some return on his investment.

But actually, the airline business should have profited hugely from cheap oil. Mr. Hogans buys obviously didn't.

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by lancelot07
Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas announces non-stop PER-LHR flights
Replies: 294
Views: 56512

Re: Qantas announces non-stop PER-LHR flights

mariner wrote:
Does every airport in Europe have customs, then? Wow, that's expensive.

mariner

Yes, just about every airport. You see, Europe does not equal EU.

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by lancelot07
Thu Dec 15, 2016 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Only one ship left to search for MH370
Replies: 58
Views: 9862

Re: Only one ship left to search for MH370

AirstairFear wrote:
Current information points to rogue pilot, ....

Now that is a piece of fake news! Some try to spin the information this way, because they want to sell books or they are operating large fleets of 777s.

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by lancelot07
Thu Dec 15, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Only one ship left to search for MH370
Replies: 58
Views: 9862

Re: Only one ship left to search for MH370

Unfortunately, the search is close to wrapping up, with us no nearer the truth of the tragedy now, than we were when it happened. Did Boeing ever spent a dime on this? The manufacturer has afaics been completely invisible in this. Some kind of gag order ? Boeing assisted the investigation with lots...

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by lancelot07
Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Replicate Keflavik's model in the Azores?
Replies: 37
Views: 7407

Re: Replicate Keflavik's model in the Azores?

A PDL airline could focus on US-Europe just like KEF, but also bring European tourists to all islands in the Eastern Caribbean, plus serve the northern rim of South America to Europe and US-West/NorthAfrica. At least geographically, greater potential! All destinations that are easily within range o...

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by lancelot07
Mon Nov 28, 2016 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why EU air travel minimum space normative for animals and not for humans?
Replies: 72
Views: 8049

Re: Why EU air travel minimum space normative for animals and not for humans?

People are always complaining about things even though there are much greater issues in this world and most of the people don't care about them. If you don't like the seating on aircraft then don't fly. If you want more space, buy a business class ticket. For reasonably tall people it is a serious ...

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by lancelot07
Sun Nov 27, 2016 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Replicate Keflavik's model in the Azores?
Replies: 37
Views: 7407

Re: Replicate Keflavik's model in the Azores?

1.) The Azores are not such a large tourist destination.
2.) Ryanair could go across the Atlantic from Dublin or Shannon.

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by lancelot07
Fri Nov 25, 2016 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why EU air travel minimum space normative for animals and not for humans?
Replies: 72
Views: 8049

Re: Why EU air travel minimum space normative for animals and not for humans?

Standing on 4 legs takes more horizontal area than sitting upright. ;)
Still, 29" pitch and often even less should be outlawed immediately, and a minimum of 30" introduced. This is one less row on an A320, or only 3,33%. And how often are those 6 seats sold anyway ?

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by lancelot07
Fri Nov 25, 2016 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad & Nikki Celebrate Birth of Baby Blue Sky
Replies: 14
Views: 3838

Re: Etihad & Nikki Celebrate Birth of Baby Blue Sky

SCQ83 wrote:
Why not setting TUIFly Austria?

Because Niki is a very good brand name here, and TUI a very bad one.
Niki Lauda is still a well known and liked person. TUI stands for cheap German mass tourism, Ballermann-type.

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by lancelot07
Fri Nov 25, 2016 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad & Nikki Celebrate Birth of Baby Blue Sky
Replies: 14
Views: 3838

Re: Etihad & Nikki Celebrate Birth of Baby Blue Sky

Interesting.
They seem to prepare for an AB bankruptcy.

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by lancelot07
Thu Nov 24, 2016 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian starts CDG-MCO and increases CDG-JFK/LAX/FLL
Replies: 23
Views: 4656

Re: Norwegian starts CDG-MCO and increases CDG-JFK/LAX/FLL

This is good news! I hope they will start flying to the US from Germany and Austria, too.

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by lancelot07
Tue Nov 22, 2016 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurowings flight attendant union calls for two-week strike
Replies: 28
Views: 4523

Re: Eurowings flight attendant union calls for two-week strike

Don't even think about a strike on Dec 5th!!

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by lancelot07
Tue Nov 22, 2016 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320neo/737MAX have too much range?
Replies: 51
Views: 8917

Re: A320neo/737MAX have too much range?

Just by looking at the size and passenger capacity of the aircraft it would make more sense to compare modern 737/A320s with the 707 or DC8 than the ancient 737-100.

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by lancelot07
Tue Nov 22, 2016 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 Question
Replies: 1
Views: 717

Re: MH370 Question

1) When the plane is found, evidence will be found. The boxes may be damaged, or may be not, but the wreck will tell much of the story. 2) The satellite data rule out a crash near where debris was washed ashore. So does oceanic drift modelling. In short: When debris appears in Reunion, Madagascar, e...

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by lancelot07
Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is EK the new Pan Am?
Replies: 112
Views: 19305

Re: Is EK the new Pan AM?

And like PAN AM it might just meet a similar fate :) A whole bunch of new UAE carriers with extensive domestic networks will use their domestic feed to crush their international only grandparent? Seems unlikely... Just remove "new UAE" from your sentence, and suddenly it is no longer so u...

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by lancelot07
Sat Nov 19, 2016 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates first half profits down 75%
Replies: 183
Views: 27384

Re: Emirates first half profits down 75%

Because Mexicans, South Africans, Brazilians buy german cars or smartphones, too. This is trade. With airlines, it is different. UAE is a very small market, they -even if they wanted- cannot provide a quid pro quo. US runs a huge trade surplus with UAE, close to $20 billion a year. In the first nin...

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by lancelot07
Sat Nov 19, 2016 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin retires last owned 737
Replies: 9
Views: 2783

Re: Air Berlin retires last owned 737

There is a good chance they will leave Oneworld. And the world.
AB is a basket case, has been for years, and finally is about to go belly up.

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by lancelot07
Fri Nov 18, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates first half profits down 75%
Replies: 183
Views: 27384

Re: Emirates first half profits down 75%

I don't get this. Why is aviation such a 'protect-at-all-costs' industry? What is so different about this particular industry that it blows up into diplomatic ugliness and visceral hatred from regular Joe's on forums like this? It is ridiculous! One could be living in South Africa driving a German ...

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by lancelot07
Thu Nov 17, 2016 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia could ground 15-20 A320s cut 2000 staff; no profit till 2021
Replies: 79
Views: 16787

Re: Alitalia could ground 15-20 A320s cut 2000 staff; no profit till 2021

You don't even have to look at business class. Just look to see where ULCC's originated from. Ryanair, Easyjet, Wizzair... so many airlines struggling because of European's "higher service expectations." Business class on intra-European flights is a bad joke. The difference to basic econo...

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by lancelot07
Thu Nov 17, 2016 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia could ground 15-20 A320s cut 2000 staff; no profit till 2021
Replies: 79
Views: 16787

Re: Alitalia could ground 15-20 A320s cut 2000 staff; no profit till 2021

Not sure where the US3 would be without CHPT 11. Chapter 11 is a universal law in the US, applicable to any company. Very similar laws exist all over the EU, too. Bankruptcy laws are about getting the least evil for creditors. And this is more often than not by continuing operations with the credit...

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by lancelot07
Thu Nov 17, 2016 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia could ground 15-20 A320s cut 2000 staff; no profit till 2021
Replies: 79
Views: 16787

Re: Alitalia could ground 15-20 A320s cut 2000 staff; no profit till 2021

1. is true, but i can't even remember my last delayed flight in Europe except for weather related cases, where airline management will not be able to help.
2. and 3. apply only to connecting flights, 3. only with a rather long time in between.

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by lancelot07
Thu Nov 17, 2016 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates first half profits down 75%
Replies: 183
Views: 27384

Re: Emirates first half profits down 75%

I do not understand why countries actually negotiate open skies with the UAE, as a matter of fact. No one gains but EK. Who has Open Skies with the UAE ? Afaik nobody. EK may fly from X to Dubai. Only to Dubai. The greater the distance from X to DXB, the less attractive this option is. But there is...

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by lancelot07
Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH starting FRA-SNN
Replies: 17
Views: 3802

Re: LH starting FRA-SNN

This is great news for golfers going to southwest Ireland to play the great courses there !

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by lancelot07
Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia could ground 15-20 A320s cut 2000 staff; no profit till 2021
Replies: 79
Views: 16787

Re: Alitalia could ground 15-20 A320s cut 2000 staff; no profit till 2021

Why does Etihad land up with airlines like Alitalia and Air Berlin? Aren't both these struggling. Luckily they are doing okay with Jet Airways. Because Etihad buys up airlines that are cheap/desperate for investment. Those airlines are typically basketcases that few want to touch with a ten foot po...

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by lancelot07
Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia could ground 15-20 A320s cut 2000 staff; no profit till 2021
Replies: 79
Views: 16787

Re: Alitalia could ground 15-20 A320s cut 2000 staff; no profit till 2021

Fine, 'created a world class competitor' is contentious; however, lets be frank - he is sitting at the Top. Whether by sheer incompetence, or sheer brilliance, or some form between - he is there. By your own admissions, shareholders, the actual financiers of EY, and those in control of policy at Ab...

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by lancelot07
Wed Nov 16, 2016 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China warns for trade war that could affect Boeing orders
Replies: 60
Views: 9328

Re: China warns for trade war that could affect Boeing orders

[Many people, including myself, believe that free trade and less restrictions end up creating more jobs in the long run. So I don't see how this is contradictory. Me, too. But the question is WHERE those jobs are created. And of course, you have to make sure that all components of free trade are re...

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by lancelot07
Wed Nov 16, 2016 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China warns for trade war that could affect Boeing orders
Replies: 60
Views: 9328

Re: China warns for trade war that could affect Boeing orders

he US does similar things. The Dollar is artificially propped by its global use an exchange currency. The FED creates money from thin air. This cheap flood is used to buy real value overseas. Fiat money is a fact everywhere on the world. US-Dollars are traded freely in all free countries of the wor...

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by lancelot07
Wed Nov 16, 2016 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China warns for trade war that could affect Boeing orders
Replies: 60
Views: 9328

Re: China warns for trade war that could affect Boeing orders

Trade barriers in the long run tend to reduce growth. They usually do not cause immediate problems. Now a hot trade war is a different matter. It would be a good start if China stopped manipulating its currency. Free trade is good, i am all for it. But right now, we do not have free trade, only fre...

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by lancelot07
Tue Nov 15, 2016 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China warns for trade war that could affect Boeing orders
Replies: 60
Views: 9328

Re: China warns for trade war that could affect Boeing orders

Oh, it is not completely without human rights.
Human rights exist in China, as much and as long the party thinks it is in the interest of the state.
No bill of rights or other such burgois nonsense. So yes, it is like in "without winglets" on older planes.

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by lancelot07
Tue Nov 15, 2016 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia could ground 15-20 A320s cut 2000 staff; no profit till 2021
Replies: 79
Views: 16787

Re: Alitalia could ground 15-20 A320s cut 2000 staff; no profit till 2021

I disagree with you here, in a few ways; 1). Different yes - entirely so, no. The original idea, that trained and intelligent airline upper management cannot be adapted to, or serve in - 'different markets', is disproven by the following; James Hogan, Australian by birth - the current CEO of Ethiad...

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by lancelot07
Tue Nov 15, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China warns for trade war that could affect Boeing orders
Replies: 60
Views: 9328

Re: China warns for trade war that could affect Boeing orders

Anyone on the side of China is on the side of an authoritarian future without human rights. Come on, this is a very simplistic statement, isn't it? It is a simple fact. China is a one-party state. Right now, they are good capitalists, but not democrats.. Tomorrow, they might wake up being communist...

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by lancelot07
Tue Nov 15, 2016 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates first half profits down 75%
Replies: 183
Views: 27384

Re: Emirates first half profits down 75%

And lest we forget- Ernest & Young the auditors for ENRON! More like, it's best you forget that. Ernst & Young weren't the auditors implicated in the Enron scandal. Right. It was Anderson, and they were dissolved after the scandal. But when you are interested in financial markets history, y...

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by lancelot07
Sun Nov 13, 2016 6:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Congress tries to block Boeing/Iran deal
Replies: 116
Views: 15590

Re: Congress tries to block Boeing/Iran deal

Does the average Iranian citizen, or anyone else flying to or from Iran for whatever reason, not deserve to fly on a safe airplane? Other countries on the 'threat list' still get access to both Boeing and Airbus planes which are hardly weapon platforms. He deserves, imho. That does not mean he is e...

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by lancelot07
Sun Nov 13, 2016 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airberlin 3Q losses mount
Replies: 15
Views: 5464

Re: Airberlin 3Q losses mount

eisenbach wrote:
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So LH seems trying to safe AB at the moment - funny how everything changed.

LH is not trying to save AB. LH is trying to get the filet mignons out of a dead horse.

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by lancelot07
Sun Nov 13, 2016 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has There Ever Been An Attempt To Place A Large Portion Of A Terminal Underground?
Replies: 33
Views: 7948

Re: Has There Ever Been An Attempt To Place A Large Portion Of A Terminal Underground?

With so much jet fuel around, I am not sure how safe that would be in the rare event of a fuel leak, rupture, etc. where burning fuel could pour down into a terminal. Underground terminals could save a ton of ramp/runway space at airports, but perhaps this is why we don't see them? Even without all...

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by lancelot07
Sat Nov 12, 2016 7:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Congress tries to block Boeing/Iran deal
Replies: 116
Views: 15590

Re: Congress tries to block Boeing/Iran deal

Is anyone surprised by this? Seriously? With the way Americans vote? The US Congress is, for the most part, the worst of the worst. The fact they'd deny Iranians safe transport is sad yet unsurprising.. US Congress is not in business to provide transport for Iran, the Iranian government is. Why not...

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by lancelot07
Sat Nov 12, 2016 6:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Congress tries to block Boeing/Iran deal
Replies: 116
Views: 15590

Re: Congress tries to block Boeing/Iran deal

This is everything the GOP stands for and could hope to achieve. Any rational thinking on foreign policy can be thrown straight into the trash pile. Well you might be right at this point but id counter that rational thinking was thrown out when the first made the deal. Iran has broke every deal and...

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by lancelot07
Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Carriers Ask New President to Block ME3, Redo ATC
Replies: 47
Views: 6369

Re: U.S. Carriers Ask New President to Block ME3, Redo ATC

... They responded by suggesting that perhaps Canada didn't really need a base in the UAE from which to support its intervention in Afghanistan. A non-interventionist administration really would not need bases there. On the other hand, a Trump administration, not being paid by the local dictators, ...

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by lancelot07
Fri Nov 11, 2016 6:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How the election will impact US aviation
Replies: 65
Views: 4769

Re: How the election will impact US aviation

The democrats had hoped to "go after" airlines with their carbon credit global warming scheme. Now that nonsense is finally dead. Fortunately. I hope a lot of other pc-nonsense will be dead, too. And i hope that those who want to leave the US do so to North Korea and Venezuela, but not to...

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by lancelot07
Fri Nov 11, 2016 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Norwegian Long Haul change its name?
Replies: 49
Views: 6895

Re: Should Norwegian Long Haul change its name?

Why should they ?
Norwegian is a pretty good name for a brand, Norway is a nice country with friendly people. The associations are all positive.

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by lancelot07
Thu Nov 10, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates first half profits down 75%
Replies: 183
Views: 27384

Re: Emirates first half profits down 75%

But that is what Dubai is living on. Tourists, trade, banking, shipping etc. Oil and gas is less than 5 % of the economy. And Emirates is bringing those people to Dubai. The airport is living of shopping being a huge mall. All Dubai is a huge mall. As long as Emirates is run at a profit, not a loss...

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by lancelot07
Thu Nov 10, 2016 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBC: MH370 "flaps were in "cruise" position when it hit..."
Replies: 58
Views: 11198

Re: BBC: MH370 "flaps were in "cruise" position when it hit..."

May i remind you that attempted ditching was one of the cornerstones of the "the pilot did it"-theory ?

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by lancelot07
Thu Nov 10, 2016 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates first half profits down 75%
Replies: 183
Views: 27384

Re: Emirates first half profits down 75%

Does the margin REALLY mean that much? YES ! If you want profits, margins are not the most important thing, they are the only thing. Of course, if you want to be popular, just being a good ambassador for your country, it is different. But this attitude will bring you down sooner or later. And the b...

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by lancelot07
Mon Oct 24, 2016 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Bubble Ahead?
Replies: 45
Views: 8085

Re: Boeing Bubble Ahead?

The joys of a cyclical business ! But we should keep in mind that the 777 will come out new soon, so it is not a surprise the current old modell may not sell like a blockbuster.

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