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by Jomar777
Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways to increase GIG to daily
Replies: 27
Views: 4398

Re: British Airways to increase GIG to daily

The GIG schedule they use is not that bad really since an arrival 2010 in GIG means quicker journey from Airport to the Hotel. I use it all the time. As for the change of metal, it is something KLM has done (although with a 789) and means new Aircraft and better experience since BA's 772 are way out...

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by Jomar777
Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries begins LCY ops
Replies: 42
Views: 11568

Re: CSeries begins LCY ops

Maybe next summer Delta and will start Jfk - LCY flights with the CS 100! Dream on!!! Delta has not seen a case to fly anything to LCY from NYC (JFK, EWR or LGA for that matter), let alone configure a couple of CS100's to fly in when even BA is reducing their offering. Regardless to the fact that t...

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by Jomar777
Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF/KL Managers Have No Confidence In Future Of Cooperation
Replies: 64
Views: 11601

Re: AF/KL Managers Have No Confidence In Future Of Cooperation

I rather like and fly a lot with both KL and AF but, contrary to some here, my experience with AF is way much better regardless the fact that I do speak French. Never had issues with the cabin crew on AF (they have always been great) but with KL is a hit and miss in getting a someone that has just h...

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by Jomar777
Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA releases worst safety video ever?
Replies: 115
Views: 17125

Re: BA releases worst safety video ever?

I think it is quite good actually. It is for Comic Relief so it will not be round for long (I guess...) so I hope that, when it gets replaced, it is for something similar. Even I that am a real dud for actors and films, could recognize most (if not all) of them so the ones that can't in what planet ...

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by Jomar777
Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hyperloop - Possible Implications for Aviation Industry?
Replies: 93
Views: 14581

Re: Hyperloop - Possible Implications for Aviation Industry?

To tell you the truth, I am not even sure that electric cars will really catch up to the extent to replace the current petrol/diesel ones 100%. This is because, once the rate of electric cars increase substantially, so it will the demand for electricity which needs to be produced somehow. The curren...

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by Jomar777
Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS to move all intercontinental flights from Stockholm to Copenhagen and Helsinki?
Replies: 60
Views: 13283

Re: SAS to move all intercontinental flights from Stockholm to Copenhagen and Helsinki?

So, SAS will go to HEL(L) if the Swedish Government goes ahead with their Plane Tax? I find it unlikely because HEL is small (at least the Finnish one is...) and they do not have any longer a significant presence there since they closed Blue1. So, to fight off Finnair for a small airport and establ...

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by Jomar777
Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS to move all intercontinental flights from Stockholm to Copenhagen and Helsinki?
Replies: 60
Views: 13283

Re: SAS to move all intercontinental flights from Stockholm to Copenhagen and Helsinki?

So, SAS will go to HEL(L) if the Swedish Government goes ahead with their Plane Tax? I find it unlikely because HEL is small (at least the Finnish one is...) and they do not have any longer a significant presence there since they closed Blue1. So, to fight off Finnair for a small airport and establ...

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by Jomar777
Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS to move all intercontinental flights from Stockholm to Copenhagen and Helsinki?
Replies: 60
Views: 13283

Re: SAS to move all intercontinental flights from Stockholm to Copenhagen and Helsinki?

So, SAS will go to HEL(L) if the Swedish Government goes ahead with their Plane Tax? I find it unlikely because HEL is small (at least the Finnish one is...) and they do not have any longer a significant presence there since they closed Blue1. So, to fight off Finnair for a small airport and establi...

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by Jomar777
Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spain's Iberia airlines fined for making female applicants take pregnancy test
Replies: 52
Views: 4652

Re: Spain's Iberia airlines fined for making female applicants take pregnancy test

Guess we all have (or had...) mothers. isn't it? What if they were faced with circumstances where they definitely could not work if they did choose to have a baby and, like some here (are simply blind to...) suggest considered having a baby just a lifestyle decision? Not many people flying nowadays...

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by Jomar777
Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spain's Iberia airlines fined for making female applicants take pregnancy test
Replies: 52
Views: 4652

Re: Spain's Iberia airlines fined for making female applicants take pregnancy test

Guess we all have (or had...) mothers. isn't it? What if they were faced with circumstances where they definitely could not work if they did choose to have a baby and, like some here (are simply blind to...) suggest considered having a baby just a lifestyle decision? Not many people flying nowadays ...

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by Jomar777
Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Swiss to launch LCY-JFK?
Replies: 27
Views: 10863

Re: Rumour: Swiss to launch LCY-JFK?

It is not going to happen. More likely would be BA to replace their A318s on the route by C-Series which is also very unlikely. I know it is said that any EU Airline can start a route from any EU Destination towards anywhere, but if you also check this, you will easily find that no airline has done...

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by Jomar777
Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Swiss to launch LCY-JFK?
Replies: 27
Views: 10863

Re: Rumour: Swiss to launch LCY-JFK?

It is not going to happen. More likely would be BA to replace their A318s on the route by C-Series which is also very unlikely. I know it is said that any EU Airline can start a route from any EU Destination towards anywhere, but if you also check this, you will easily find that no airline has done ...

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by Jomar777
Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar AIrways to defer orders?
Replies: 23
Views: 9016

Re: Qatar AIrways to defer orders?

The last diplomatic row with Qatar lasted 8 months without any airspace ban. Im sure this time a more speedy remedy will prevail as too much is at stake to have this drag on, nevermind just aircraft orders. Like I said on another thread. The UAE airlines flying to Qatar which are EY, EK and flyduba...

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by Jomar777
Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair seat assignments all over the aircraft
Replies: 192
Views: 25745

Re: Ryanair seat assignments all over the aircraft

When thinking about booking with Ryanair, I simply factor seat selection (and, depending on where I fly, luggage, meal, etc.) on their overall price and compare it against other airlines. if they are cheap after this, so be it - I book it. They are pretty efficient anyway. No Delays and you get to ...

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by Jomar777
Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair seat assignments all over the aircraft
Replies: 192
Views: 25745

Re: Ryanair seat assignments all over the aircraft

When thinking about booking with Ryanair, I simply factor seat selection (and, depending on where I fly, luggage, meal, etc.) on their overall price and compare it against other airlines. if they are cheap after this, so be it - I book it. They are pretty efficient anyway. No Delays and you get to g...

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by Jomar777
Wed May 10, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 595
Views: 104745

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

Only chance I see for BBD is to sell more planes out of Canada and prove the viability of the project. personally not aware of any CS flying within Canada. Just sayin'.. Sorry if I was not clear on this one. What I meant was that, for BBD, the chance to clear this all up would be to manage to acqui...

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by Jomar777
Wed May 10, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 595
Views: 104745

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

Boeing is famous for this kind of tricks but, dirty or not, they use their own money and that's where the difference lies in regards to BBD. So where does the billions in in state aid (from say tax breaks in Washington State) go then? Do the BA CEOs siphon them off into personal offshore accounts o...

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by Jomar777
Tue May 09, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 595
Views: 104745

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

Well well well. Boeing should keep quiet and seriously mind their own business...in the broader sense of the term. Several suspicious deals come to mind: UA, FR, CO... c'mon guys, give us a break. Kettle meets pot, really. No, it doesn't. What Boeing is arguing is not really the price dumping alone...

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by Jomar777
Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seat Law coming?
Replies: 167
Views: 22260

Re: Seat Law coming?

It seems that this topic is full of people that cannot see anything other than cheap tickets=cramped seats/extremely basic service or expensive tickets=all service you can get. This is stupid. What's stupid is you referencing an era in which airlines lost money hand over fist and required tax-payer...

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by Jomar777
Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seat Law coming?
Replies: 167
Views: 22260

Re: Seat Law coming?

It seems that this topic is full of people that cannot see anything other than cheap tickets=cramped seats/extremely basic service or expensive tickets=all service you can get. This is stupid. A while ago, with de-regulation, fares got cheaper and more people could fly for a kind of decent service. ...

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by Jomar777
Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA and the CS100 at LCY
Replies: 17
Views: 3607

Re: BA and the CS100 at LCY

There was already a thread about this recently and loads of reasons why BA (would NOT buy it) were stated. Should continue that thread. Crossrail will make a direct connection between LHR and the City seamless but it will still be slow. Similar to what happens when you fly to Paris Orly for example....

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by Jomar777
Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The UK could have no flights to and from Europe after Brexit, Ryanair warns
Replies: 108
Views: 11290

Re: The UK could have no flights to and from Europe after Brexit, Ryanair warns

Sorry to say but, for this to happen, the UK/EU Relationship would have to breakdown to such a point where cooperation of any form would be impossible. Never mind who wins and/or who loses. Look at Iran, Russia, etc. They have a much worse relationship with the EU and the world and yet, Aeroflot, fr...

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by Jomar777
Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK-based airlines told to move to Europe after Brexit or lose major routes
Replies: 97
Views: 13753

Re: UK-based airlines told to move to Europe after Brexit or lose major routes

UK is the biggest net contributor Well then we can ignore any other "facts" you may try to present after that doozy. Germany, France, UK on total net contributions (Germany pays twice as much as UK); Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Netherlands, Sweden, France, Luxembourg, Italy then UK only NI...

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by Jomar777
Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK-based airlines told to move to Europe after Brexit or lose major routes
Replies: 97
Views: 13753

Re: UK-based airlines told to move to Europe after Brexit or lose major routes

The first thing is Trade (UK has a significant NET deficit against the EU) Second is Tourism. Third (and maybe the most serious one) is the fact that the remaining 27 Countries will have to plug the EU Budget HOle caused by the (possible...) lack of UK contributions (UK is the biggest net contribut...

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by Jomar777
Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK-based airlines told to move to Europe after Brexit or lose major routes
Replies: 97
Views: 13753

Re: UK-based airlines told to move to Europe after Brexit or lose major routes

The first thing is Trade (UK has a significant NET deficit against the EU) Second is Tourism. Third (and maybe the most serious one) is the fact that the remaining 27 Countries will have to plug the EU Budget HOle caused by the (possible...) lack of UK contributions (UK is the biggest net contribut...

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by Jomar777
Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK-based airlines told to move to Europe after Brexit or lose major routes
Replies: 97
Views: 13753

Re: UK-based airlines told to move to Europe after Brexit or lose major routes

I expect a deal to be hammered between the EU and the UK pretty swift since both have a lot to lose if they do not agree. Could you please elaborate what you expect the EU could lose in case agreements lag behind. The UK loses EU membership, but the other 27 EU countries don't. Business as usual. T...

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by Jomar777
Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK-based airlines told to move to Europe after Brexit or lose major routes
Replies: 97
Views: 13753

Re: UK-based airlines told to move to Europe after Brexit or lose major routes

Pure speculation from The Guardian (one of the few (the only mainstream) of REMOANERS that exist. Nobody know for certain what it will happen so it is purely speculation Although the EU has its own administration, it needs consensus and approval of any deal by the member nations (Belgium, as we saw...

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by Jomar777
Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK-based airlines told to move to Europe after Brexit or lose major routes
Replies: 97
Views: 13753

Re: UK-based airlines told to move to Europe after Brexit or lose major routes

Pure speculation from The Guardian (one of the few (the only mainstream) of REMOANERS that exist. Nobody know for certain what it will happen so it is purely speculation Although the EU has its own administration, it needs consensus and approval of any deal by the member nations (Belgium, as we saw,...

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by Jomar777
Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Economics of Airline Class
Replies: 20
Views: 4992

Re: The Economics of Airline Class

Interesting video. Was it requested by Willie Walsh from IAG? Although it is quite true, it shows clearly where Legacy Airlines fail against LCC - expecting people to pay more for less. One of the final quotes on the video is that Economy Passengers and Tourists are there only to fill the plane. How...

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by Jomar777
Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seat Law coming?
Replies: 167
Views: 22260

Re: Seat Law coming?

Saw it coming quite a while ago and feel it is only the beginning. I am 100% against regulation but Airlines having been taking the mick for quite a long time. It is impossible to open a flight website/magazine/etc. without seeing airlines nowadays literally squeezing passengers (above all the econo...

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by Jomar777
Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "British Airways 'turning into Ryanair' as first class passengers are the latest to lose perks"
Replies: 109
Views: 22241

Re: "British Airways 'turning into Ryanair' as first class passengers are the latest to lose perks"

The main issue with BA is that it wants to offer a LCC like service without offering the corresponding LCC price. As it was said several times on this thread alone, people fly legacy carriers (myself included on this one) because of the service they get even though they cost more. As mentioned alrea...

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by Jomar777
Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue launches fleet review with E190 cost concerns
Replies: 72
Views: 20804

Re: JetBlue launches fleet review with E190 cost concerns

The CS100 will have pretty much the same trip costs and purchase price as the E2's, with the bonus of significantly longer range. Plus, the 300 gives them even more options. no - it won't. In other threads this fact has already been highlighted - the CS100 costs about 20%- 30% more on list price. O...

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by Jomar777
Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU-US open skies may not apply to UK post-Brexit
Replies: 42
Views: 6529

Re: EU-US open skies may not apply to UK post-Brexit

"Yet another reason why leaving the EU is such a daft idea. I still wake up every morning hoping I had just had a bad dream. Signed, The 48 percent" This is an Aviation Site - not a political one. Anyway, why don't you leave UK then? Too late to be a remoaner. As for the Open Skies, this i...

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by Jomar777
Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: E195-E2 Vs CS100
Replies: 31
Views: 19253

Re: E195-E2 Vs CS100

CS100 did well because of heavy subsidies from the Government/aggressive cut price offered. The fact it costs substantially more on list price than the E2 and the lack of commonality with current frames, leaves BBD with a mountain to climb if, for example, subsidies from the Canadian Government are ...

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by Jomar777
Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Embraer E195-E2 takes shape
Replies: 96
Views: 19716

Re: E195-E2 Rollout today

There's a lot of talk about the C-Series but, until they fulfil orders AT REAL price (rather than heavy discounted/heavy government subsidised), they are still way out in being a viable option. For as much as you talk about a "lovely efficient" plane, the fact is that the Project is way ov...

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