There is no credit for shooting themselves in the foot. FR is expanding. They should have hired for the problem. What is the point of a high aircraft utilization strategy if you suddenly decide to park a dozen or so airframes? (corrected typo part to park) Lack of pilots is only the fault of the ai...Jump to post
How will Ryanair continue growing if they cannot find pilots? I'm sure they can, it just takes time. A good number of them has recently left to work for other airlines and of course that's got it's impact on operations. They will be replaced by others, but those others first have to be found and tr...Jump to post
You don't mention the cost of grounding 17 aircraft, which muat all be parked securely which costs money. Furthermore, any lease or loan payments relating to the aircraft still need to be made. How does it make sense to restrict EK's flights into JNB and CPT when SA operates no parallel routes and ...Jump to post
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/na ... 83b9edd9ce
Now things getting interesting......
dtw2hyd wrote:Oh, don't worry, there won't be a shred of evidence in few hours.
Hmmm I think Air France and Lufthansa will go for IAG first , BA will most likely be asset stripped and then dumped And then they'll go for easyJet unless most of its shareholders are EU nationals at that stage and the HQ and majority of staff are within the EU Just opening a base in Vienna isn't g...Jump to post
There's no guarantee that this will work out . Air France and Lufthansa will probably argue that its just a scam to allow a British airline to have its cake and eat it after Brexit . And to be fair it does look like a scam ... Brexit means Brexit , out is out , they should lose their intra European...Jump to post
bennett123 wrote:I had been considering going to the Dubai Air Show.
Think I will wait 10 days then think again.
I do not fancy flying into a war zone.
dtw2hyd wrote:How are news agencies in Saudi, UAE, Bahrain, and Egypt are covering Qatar News?
For example, if QR is #1 and EK #4 in SkyTrax ratings, how would a UAE newspaper cover this news?
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/ ... d-blockade
For me it looks like that mess won't be finished soon
migair54 wrote:BA can also have some EK big birds flying if they need, few of them are parked because EK has reduced some flights, so if they need long haul machinery they can get some pretty fast. I guess QR has some planes that can do the job too.
Fourth, every Chinese aircraft that steps on another radio call because they did not listen out before transmitting gets fined equally. That is the biggest threat to aviation in China, you cannot teach common sense because it is not common. It shows, a serious threat to safety. That would send a co...Jump to post
Varsity1 wrote:Pay low dollar for crews, get low dollar outcomes.
skyhawkmatthew wrote:The CAAC has a history of doing this. Despite the fact that often the 'violations' are heavily contributed to by the standard of ATC and R/T in China, it is always the (usually foreign) aircraft crew that get hit with these 'demerit points.'
Yepp, they are one of the winners in that mess. A lot of unexpected money coming in...Jump to post
I doubt UN is going to make any difference. Qatar has asked the United Nations' aviation agency to intervene in an airspace rights' dispute with three Gulf states following an escalating diplomatic row and trade blockade, two sources familiar with the matter said on Monday. Qatar has sent a letter ...Jump to post
http://m.thenational.ae/world/middle-east/uae-closes-airspace-to-all-flights-to-qatar-as-gulf-crisis-intensifies The UAE banned all international flights serving Doha from flying through its airspace amid an escalating diplomatic crisis between Qatar and its Arabian Gulf neighbours. The UAE’s airspa...Jump to post
QR's crews must be like 95% foreign AFAIK. QR lost the short flights to the neighboring country, but right now they need the crew resources from those flights to compensate for the longer duty times on the detoured flights. QR is still expanding, so this begs the question. Who would be insane enoug...Jump to post
Funny, blocking the QR website in the UAE and on the other hand still import a lot of gas from Qatar. That's pragmatismJump to post
UAE has blocked access to QR website What??? This is now crazy. I don't know enough about the allegations to get deeply involved, but the UAE needs to remember that they are setting a precedent for what countries can do to each other when terrorism is involved. This could have much bigger consequen...Jump to post
Adding fuel to the fire! Iran's revolutionary guards say Saudi Arabia was behind deadly attacks in Tehran. Add. a little bit more fuel.... A iranien journalist on twitter: https://theduran.com/24-hour-ultimatum-saudi-arabia-threatens-qatar-to-submit-or-else-face-war/ SkyNews Arabia is reporting tha...Jump to post
I really hope this crisis to be solved as soon as possible. The Trump statement and that KSA revoked all Qatar Airways licenses give the impression this crisis will take a long time to be solved. This reeks of Trump diverting attention away from the fact he is going to get skewered in Congress this...Jump to post
It starts to get nasty. According to Dubai media Iranian revolutionary guards protecting the royal palace in Doha. Of course an unnamed Egyptian source...
http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/gu ... lace-.html
It seems like some people try to add fuel to the flames. Dubai media reporting that Iranian revolutionary guards are protecting the royal palace.
Using an unnamed Egyptian source.......
The mess could end up in an interesting price war between the ME3Jump to post
I suspect we will see EK and EY increase capacity into Saudi Arabia fairly soon. I suspect EK will be big winners if this is long term. QR's rapid expansion has been the biggest reason that EK has struggled over the last few years, this is now unlikely to continue. On top of this EK will pick up in...Jump to post
Abu Dhabi state-owned Etihad Airways said all travellers holding Qatari passports are currently prohibited from travelling to or transiting through the United Arab Emirates as part of government instructions. Expatriates residing in Qatar and in possession of a Qatari residence visa will also not b...Jump to post
With many destinations and overflight rights shut down to QR, mass cancellations, bookings in freefall out of security and service issues and massive financial losses, it may be a matter of days before QR is dead. The overall diplomatic and security situation in the region may badly hurt the econom...Jump to post
This escalated quickly.....
http://m.gulfnews.com/news/uae/governme ... -1.2039631
Although not strictly aviation related, please could someone summarise the reasons for this occurring in the first place? I'm reading contrasting news articles and part of it is probably down to my ignorance. Many thanks. At the end of the day it's all about who is the leader of the sunni world. Qu...Jump to post
United an instruments........Jump to post
frmrCapCadet wrote:So what will happen to the big USAF base in Qatar? That would seem, of necessity to entail some sort of alliance between the US and Qatar.
BawliBooch wrote:DocLightning wrote:What did the Qataris do and why is the entire ME unfriending them all of a sudden?
They pissed off the al-Saud's. You cant do that! Especially not after the al-Saud's paid a $100B tribute to Supreme Leader an got a stamp of approval from him.
I'm going to bet that QR is going to stand its ground. As somebody mentioned earlier, they can either hold out or they can capitulate, but then admit they were supporting the bad guys. The US is actually the one that has the most to lose because if they support the Saudis, then they piss of Qatar w...Jump to post
I can't wait to hear AAB's statement about the mess...Jump to post
727LOVER wrote:grbauc wrote:I wondering what kind of discussion you were hoping for OP?
Now what exactly does THAT mean?
I see a story and provide a link....just like everyone else does.
ARE YOU ATTEMPTING TO ACCUSE ME OF SOMETHING ?
A classic golfer's excuse - blame the club, blame the ball, blame the water....blame AA. If this guy really wanted to play in the Open, he'd find a way to beg, borrow, or steal a set of clubs. Sure, playing such a tournament with rented clubs. I'm far from beeing a prof. golfer, but even I know the...Jump to post
theSFOspotter wrote:About time those countries did something about the others supporting the muslim brotherhood. Hopefully President Trump adds Qatar to the travel ban.
DLHAM wrote:We go on our honeymoon to the Maldives in the middle of July, on QR ... from Europe. Jesus this is what I needed now!
Etihad's own corporate documents say the airline is only a viable concern with government funding. If commercial viability is the objective, it is clearly a failure. If being an instrument of state policy for other purposes is the objective, it may be a success. Let's say it like this: They burned ...Jump to post
bhill wrote:What about cameras? My Canon DSLR is a big beast! and some of those telephotos......!
SuseJ772 wrote:I wonder if Alaska pays better and therefor gets the more senior employees. Not sure if that is how it works in that industry or not.
Here the link to the report: https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3718509-2015WP390002-Report.html Scary to read.... I wonder what the issue is with AAR at OKC? He states in his summary at the bottom that he feels AAR-OKC has a systemic culture of disregard for safety and maintenance procedures....Jump to post
Here the link to the report: https://www.documentcloud.org/documents ... eport.html
Scary to read....
rename Burj Dubai into Burj Khalifa. Was that a condition of AUH's bailout or something? Nothing official, but it happened a couple of days after the bailout agreement. Over night all the advertisement with Burj Dubai was removed from the streets. Believe me, there was a lot of advertisement about ...Jump to post
2.4% margin. What a joke. This is a house of cards waiting to implode on the next downturn. Or one good terrorist attack. :( I gotta wonder how the tourism (and to a far lesser extent, investment) in DXB would weather such an issue... which, despite its commendable run on safety, HAS to be taken in...Jump to post