Nimish wrote:I find it interesting that DEL is the airport with the largest A320 movements in the world, Airbus must be pleased!
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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 ?
SCQ83 wrote:Why not setting TUIFly Austria?
They seem to prepare for an AB bankruptcy.
This is good news! I hope they will start flying to the US from Germany and Austria, too.Jump to post
Don't even think about a strike on Dec 5th!!Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
[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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Yes, it means exactly that.Jump to post
... 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, ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
May i remind you that attempted ditching was one of the cornerstones of the "the pilot did it"-theory ?Jump to post
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...Jump to post