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by ExDubai
Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair starting FRA? Will the empire strike back?
Replies: 59
Views: 9589

Re: Ryanair starting FRA? Will the empire strike back?

http://hessenschau.de/wirtschaft/erster ... g-100.html
"If we need to bring EW to FRA, we will do it."
"LH will not pay more then FR" . That will save us 200-300 Mio. €/year"
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First response of LH. The demand the same discount as FR. LH CEO Spohr in the local news.

http://hessenschau.de/wirtschaft/erster ... g-100.html
"If we need to bring EW to FRA, we will do it."
"LH will not pay more then FR" . That will save us 200-300 Mio. €/year"

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by ExDubai
Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair starting FRA? Will the empire strike back?
Replies: 59
Views: 9589

Re: Ryanair starting FRA? Will the empire strike back?

Just came to my mind that basing Crews around FRA would be difficult for the Crews to pay the rents here with the "salary" FR pays them. Kelsterbach, Raunheim and Moerfelden and all the other places from where FRA can be reached by public Transport are all on the high end, commuting by ca...

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by ExDubai
Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair starting FRA? Will the empire strike back?
Replies: 59
Views: 9589

Re: Ryanair starting FRA? Will the empire strike back?

jetblueguy22 wrote:
Will never understand why anybody is against certain airlines flying somewhere. I know FR isn't loved, but they have an impressive operation and if there is an opportunity to decrease fares for everybody, it's a win as a consumer.

And it's a loss from the point of labour rights.

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by ExDubai
Tue Nov 01, 2016 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair starting FRA? Will the empire strike back?
Replies: 59
Views: 9589

Re: Ryanair starting FRA? Will the empire strike back?

lesfalls wrote:
Not happy to hear this news. Hope that they don't stick around for too long.

Be sure they will and more to come..... how dot hey say in Germany "Geiz ist geil"

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by ExDubai
Mon Oct 31, 2016 6:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: BA Pilot Mile-High "Soloist" Selfies
Replies: 71
Views: 17368

Re: BA Pilot Mile-High "Soloist" Selfies

Question for the Captain in the next briefing "Am I allowed to wear my stockings?" :D

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by ExDubai
Fri Oct 28, 2016 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA aircraft on fire @ORD
Replies: 332
Views: 68829

Re: AA aircraft on fire @ORD

Just watched the video of a Hector and deserved the curses towards him for trying to record and add on to the chaos of an evacuation. Lady at the end of the video calls him sick...... http://abc13.com/news/8-hurt-in-plane-f ... t/1577928/ He deserve more then those curses. I'd put him on the "...

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by ExDubai
Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S Unions to drop opposition against Norwegian if......
Replies: 15
Views: 2831

Re: U.S Unions to drop opposition against Norwegian if......

Well how ethnocentric, imperialistic and slightly racist of them. Because the crews are Thai they're automatically inferior? We better tell TG, or any foreign carrier who doesn't exclusively employ the nationalities we like that they can't fly here then. What BS, they have absolutely nothing to pro...

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by ExDubai
Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S Unions to drop opposition against Norwegian if......
Replies: 15
Views: 2831

Re: U.S Unions to drop opposition against Norwegian if......

Norwegian has said in their application to the DOT that they will only use U.S. and European crew for flights to the U.S. Maybe the unions just realized this? ;-) Nope, it's the question under what type of contact are those crews. A European contract with at least basic rights or a Singapore/Asian ...

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by ExDubai
Fri Oct 21, 2016 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Captain Stood Down After Refusing to Take Alcohol and Drug Test
Replies: 38
Views: 12251

Re: Emirates Captain Stood Down After Refusing to Take Alcohol and Drug Test

dtw2hyd wrote:
ExDubai wrote:
32andBelow wrote:
You go take the test and complain to your company. They can go fight the battle and you get to stay employed.

Yepp, that's the only way...


To quit in style.


Depends on the result of the test..... ;)

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by ExDubai
Fri Oct 21, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Captain Stood Down After Refusing to Take Alcohol and Drug Test
Replies: 38
Views: 12251

Re: Emirates Captain Stood Down After Refusing to Take Alcohol and Drug Test

32andBelow wrote:
You go take the test and complain to your company. They can go fight the battle and you get to stay employed.

Yepp, that's the only way...

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by ExDubai
Fri Oct 21, 2016 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Captain Stood Down After Refusing to Take Alcohol and Drug Test
Replies: 38
Views: 12251

Re: Emirates Captain Stood Down After Refusing to Take Alcohol and Drug Test

qf2220 wrote:
I think more facts need to come out before we judge either the pilot or the inspectors.

Where does it say the inspectors were in the jet bridge harassing the pilot in question?? Only in zekes post so far....


No need to judge the pilot. He knows what he has done to his career.

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by ExDubai
Fri Oct 21, 2016 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Captain Stood Down After Refusing to Take Alcohol and Drug Test
Replies: 38
Views: 12251

Re: Emirates Captain Stood Down After Refusing to Take Alcohol and Drug Test

The inspectors in Australia know the rules, but they have many times in my experience failed to adhere to them, such as not conducting the tests in the designated room away from the public. Being harassed on the jetbridge, ramp, and in the aircraft flight deck in Australia. And two times for me it ...

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by ExDubai
Thu Oct 13, 2016 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Fall 2016
Replies: 68
Views: 26055

Re: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Fall 2016

With certain widebody aircraft being available for peanuts, I wonder if we will see any increase in widebody private jets? An A340 could be bought, overhauled and fitted out for ~$20 million (please correct me if wrong), while a new G650 costs $65 million. Even with the increased operating costs, a...

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by ExDubai
Wed Oct 12, 2016 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Germany have so few airlines
Replies: 49
Views: 7112

Re: Why does Germany have so few airlines

Yepp, flying in Germany doesn't make much sense for me. I'm much more flexible with car/train.

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by ExDubai
Wed Oct 12, 2016 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Germany have so few airlines
Replies: 49
Views: 7112

Re: Why does Germany have so few airlines

People in the Frankfurt area would love the 5 PM proposal :D

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by ExDubai
Wed Oct 12, 2016 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Germany have so few airlines
Replies: 49
Views: 7112

Re: Why does Germany have so few airlines

According to MoL FR had a market share of 5% and he is planning to increase this to 20% in 2020. Easyjet claims that they have 3% marketshare. WIZZ is an eastern Europe specialist and they are doing quite well on there Rouges out of Germany. Marketshare is also a question of demand. If the germans f...

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by ExDubai
Wed Oct 12, 2016 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Germany have so few airlines
Replies: 49
Views: 7112

Re: Why does Germany have so few airlines

Well Norway has two large carriers for only a couple million people so I don't understand point there. Also foreign lcc penetration in Germany is very small compared with other countries. In regards to another point comparing Germany to a us state it's a very different thing. I mean the uk is tiny ...

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by ExDubai
Wed Oct 12, 2016 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Germany have so few airlines
Replies: 49
Views: 7112

Re: Why does Germany have so few airlines

seahawk wrote:
When the state only cares about LH you end up wit this market. The best thing would be to brake-up LH.

That's a wet dream of Sir Tim. For Germany it wouldn't be the best thing.

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by ExDubai
Wed Oct 12, 2016 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are airlines flying to EBL (Erbil, Iraq)?
Replies: 16
Views: 4281

Re: Why are airlines flying to EBL (Erbil, Iraq)?

Erbil is "quit safe" compare to the rest of Iraq. Didn't realize that TK and Pegasus flying to Erbil :D

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by ExDubai
Thu Oct 06, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Entire Pegasus Fleet for Wetlease available
Replies: 4
Views: 2202

Re: Entire Pegasus Fleet for Wetlease available

Yepp and the current political climate isn't very supportive. Rough times ahead...

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by ExDubai
Thu Oct 06, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Entire Pegasus Fleet for Wetlease available
Replies: 4
Views: 2202

Entire Pegasus Fleet for Wetlease available

http://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/ ... -for-lease
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It looks like the entire Pegasus fleet is available for wetlease from October 1st. Didn't expect that it is that bad in Turkey.

http://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/ ... -for-lease

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by ExDubai
Wed Sep 28, 2016 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways and Qatar Airways form Joint Business Agreement
Replies: 12
Views: 2449

Re: British Airways and Qatar Airways form Join Business Agreement

LAX772LR wrote:
If AA does it too, I wonder if this will finally push EY towards DL/UA?

If the LH/Air Berlin deal happens, I believe an alliance EY/LH could happen.

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by ExDubai
Wed Sep 28, 2016 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines mulls European destinations
Replies: 95
Views: 13437

Re: Hawaiian Airlines mulls European destinations

Even with the terror threat for certain vacation spots in North Africa isn't it still easier/cheaper for Europeans to go to the Caribbean versus Hawaii? What's the market for London-Hawaii anyway? Also, I just find it hard to believe that HA has maxed out viable destinations in North America. Accor...

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by ExDubai
Tue Sep 06, 2016 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB
Replies: 735
Views: 173628

Re: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB

Nope, nothing published yet. I assume marketing is still working on a strategy ;) I dont believe Emirates will make the interim or full report public. The accident concerning Flydubai at Rostov on Don was made public by MAKS the Russian Air Safety Agency. I may well be proved wrong at some stage.Wh...

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by ExDubai
Mon Sep 05, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB
Replies: 735
Views: 173628

Re: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB

Nope, nothing published yet. I assume marketing is still working on a strategy ;)

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by ExDubai
Sun Aug 21, 2016 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa ending 737 ops in October
Replies: 20
Views: 6780

Re: Lufthansa ending 737 ops in October

ordell wrote:
So Lufthansa is on its way to being an all-Airbus fleet.

Nope, have a look at the fleet and the orders.

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by ExDubai
Mon Aug 15, 2016 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB
Replies: 735
Views: 173628

Re: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB

I do not know what the rules are for logging time at Emirates but for example at my airline most of the 777 pilots are flying close to their 900hrs limit per year. However for most of those pilots this is almost all long haul and they are spending almost half of that time either in the bunk for inf...

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by ExDubai
Wed Aug 10, 2016 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB
Replies: 735
Views: 173628

Re: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB

According to EK both pilots had about 7000 hours each of flying experience. Based on the hours EK pilots have to do - how much years in experience is that. A approximate guess is also welcome. EK pilots are flying max. hours, around 900 a year. So we are talking about roughly 8 years of flying expe...

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