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by chonetsao
Tue May 19, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Thai Airways enters Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 213
Views: 45281

Re: Minister: THAI "Financial Status Critical"; Rehab Program Failing

The governments of countries like Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and alike need to realise they don't need state backed airlines. The airline groups like Lion, AirAsia, SQ group, Jetstar, some strong Vietnam holdings(VietJet), etc can well serve all these markets and countries more efficiently and p...

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by chonetsao
Mon May 18, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Delta to Convert Some Planes to All Delta One Suites
Replies: 64
Views: 15734

Re: Rumor: Delta to Convert Some Planes to All Delta One Suites

I could maybe see DL doing a JFK-LAX/SFO kind of set up on the A321. But an all Delta One? I don't know how successful they'd be with it. But then again, maybe some people will pay a premium just to get on a plane and be a little less worried about COVID. The ex- AA 321T will be offered by the bank...

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by chonetsao
Mon May 18, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways to take delivery of first 787-10 arriving at LHR around 8am on 21 May 2020
Replies: 90
Views: 19363

Re: British Airways to take delivery of first 787-10 arriving at LHR around 8am on 21 May 2020

I thought I read some where that BA B787-10 does not have crew bunk so it is limited to the length of its mission to US east coast destinations and Middle East.

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by chonetsao
Mon May 18, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Thai Airways enters Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 213
Views: 45281

Re: THAI Airways flies into bankruptcy

I think per the latest news today bankruptcy protection will happen... and it seems that most of the public and most staff excl. union leaders seems to feel that bankruptcy protection is the most logical step. Keep in mind that this is a bankruptcy protection a-la Chapter 11 and not liquidation of ...

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by chonetsao
Mon May 18, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Thai Airways enters Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 213
Views: 45281

Re: THAI Airways flies into bankruptcy

Plus, do not count your weight on European tourists. If you have been to Thailand last 2-5 years, you would have noticed that the mass tourism in Thailand are Chinese, Korean, Indian, Pakistani, ASEAN and Russians. European tourists abandoned Thailand long time ago and they count very little in ove...

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by chonetsao
Mon May 18, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Delta to Convert Some Planes to All Delta One Suites
Replies: 64
Views: 15734

Re: Rumor: Delta to Convert Some Planes to All Delta One Suites

I kinda of think it could be done. Since now DL is going to retire all the B777 that are refitted with D1 seats. And it would be so much of a waste to throw all those seats away as they only fit in B777. They could theoretically keep 2-3 B777 for short term and move all D1 seats onto the aircraft. T...

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by chonetsao
Mon May 18, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Thai Airways enters Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 213
Views: 45281

Re: THAI Airways flies into bankruptcy

I could honestly see it reduced to just 2 types. A330 + A350 or 777. The Thai tourism industry is going to take a massive battering from this, Europeans won't be returning en masse for several years. Logical things does not happen in Thailand and TG. The clue lies in their fleet planning and the st...

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by chonetsao
Mon May 18, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Thai Airways enters Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 213
Views: 45281

Re: THAI Airways flies into bankruptcy

I could think of a massive capacity reduction with the bankruptcy. Only A330, A350 and 77W left. Will reduct the fleet to two pilot pools and three engine types to maintain (although 2 are RR Trents). Maybe add some Thai Smile A320s to the mix for some routes. I would not write the A380 off yet not...

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by chonetsao
Mon May 18, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Thai Airways enters Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 213
Views: 45281

Re: THAI Airways flies into bankruptcy

Sad but not unexpected. THAI wasn't doing very well before the crisis, and this was the push over the edge. Does anyone know something about their (un)profitable routes or can anyone guess which routes/planes are likely to go? They had planned quite a few retirements for 2024 but I think it is safe...

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by chonetsao
Sun May 17, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/17/2020: UNRAVELING; DL Leaves CAK/MHT/PHF/SWF/CZM w/No Resumption Planned
Replies: 138
Views: 15776

Re: OAG Changes 5/17/2020: UNRAVELING; DL Leaves CAK/MHT/PHF/SWF/CZM w/No Resumption Planned

LH seems be very confident on US June demand. Many of their flight are still operating while BA had cut its network to minimum. I think even VS is operating quite a bit in June.

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by chonetsao
Sun May 17, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1458
Views: 207522

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

Additionally, all flights to LHR will be on the 772/77W now. Wouldn't ORD to LHR remain B788/789? That also switches to 772. Looks like AA86 will remain B789 until 8th September. Then from 7th October, AA98 will remain B789. So ORD-LHR on all B772 will only be between 9th September to 6th October. ...

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by chonetsao
Sun May 17, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1458
Views: 207522

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

Ishrion wrote:
Additionally, all flights to LHR will be on the 772/77W now.


Wouldn't ORD to LHR remain B788/789?

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by chonetsao
Sat May 16, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1118
Views: 182265

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

Sorry to ask a rather off-topic question, however hoping someone here might be able to help; Does anyone know when PSA Airlines re-configured their CRJ-700s (operated by US Airways in 70Y and then 9F/58Y) to the American Eagle 9F/56Y configuration? Or are these aircraft still in the 9F/58Y? Many th...

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by chonetsao
Thu May 14, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 747
Views: 117468

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

Ryefly wrote:
They should trade with American. Delta 777's for American's A330 fleet.


Hahaha! the thought came through my mind too! AA's 15 A332 and 9 A333 to part exchange DL's 18 B777-200 (8 ER and 10LR)...Could work for both airlines.

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by chonetsao
Wed May 13, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,
Replies: 308
Views: 41554

Re: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,

While Delta will likely record paper losses on virtually all these investments save AF/KL and China Eastern, which will IMO not be permitted to fail by their governments, they are only paper losses. They're unlikely to throw significant cash into these investments to save them if they need that cas...

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by chonetsao
Tue May 12, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,
Replies: 308
Views: 41554

Re: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,

100% spot on. The only thing AA has going for them is they do have a couple of fortress hubs. Bad part about their home turf at DFW is a good chunk of the economy in Texas is tied to oil and oil is not expected to recover till Q2 2022. Can AA last that long wait on oil to recover to swing the Texas...

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by chonetsao
Tue May 12, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,
Replies: 308
Views: 41554

Re: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,

Everyone think AA is the candidate. But I don't think so. Guess who has the most unsecured assets that is easily slip beneath the radar? There is one US airlines own stakes in Virgin Atlantic, Korean Air, Aeromexico, LATAM, AF/KL and an oil refinery company (I think China Eastern as well?). That is ...

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by chonetsao
Mon May 11, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Post Covid Fleet Plan Summary
Replies: 66
Views: 13194

Re: IAG Post Covid Fleet Plan Summary

Airlines went bankrupt with the model of chasing capacity and ignoring yield. Airlines are not going to flood the market with seats. If they do go with denser cabins, they are going to reduce overall flights. That takes cash to reconfigure, so it will be for the long term if they do. In the near te...

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by chonetsao
Sun May 10, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Post Covid Fleet Plan Summary
Replies: 66
Views: 13194

Re: IAG Post Covid Fleet Plan Summary

There may be a push by UK airlines to allow all passengers to take a quick(er) test as per the ones available at Vienna and Dubai airports to avoid the 14-day quarantine being imposed. https://www.euronews.com/2020/05/06/coronavirus-travellers-charged-190-at-vienna-airport-to-avoid-14-day-covid-19-...

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by chonetsao
Sun May 10, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/10/2020: JUNE DECIMATION; DL Suspends BUR/CAK/HPN/LGB/MDW/MHT/OAK/PVD/SWF Till Fall
Replies: 61
Views: 11151

Re: OAG Changes 5/10/2020: JUNE DECIMATION; DL Suspends BUR/CAK/HPN/LGB/MDW/MHT/OAK/PVD/SWF Till Fall

The Australian - USA market is temporarily dead.

It also looks CX is not operating any flight between US and Hong Kong in June. Is that a mis file?

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by chonetsao
Fri May 08, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread
Replies: 252
Views: 87772

Re: Cathay Pacific to cut capacity

With what is going on in Hong Kong, maybe CX should consider moving Cathay Dragon or Dragonair brand into a third territory. To establish a new airline using KA code and Cathay Dragon name and to transfer some of the aircrafts to that territory in order to protect the Swire interests and Cathay Paci...

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by chonetsao
Fri May 08, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread
Replies: 252
Views: 87772

Re: [rumor] CX Group brand consolidation

I always loved the old Dragonair livery.

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by chonetsao
Thu May 07, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: IAG and EY interested in creating a hub at VIE
Replies: 118
Views: 21523

Re: Rumor: IAG and Etihad interest in taking over OS

EY might be in complete denial, but they do have a surplus of modern aircrafts that could've put into use in Vienna. IAG could have complete the purchase of Air Europa and use this brand in Vienna rather than the controversial Level. Thus Iberia takes over all Latin America routes and Air Europa tak...

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by chonetsao
Thu May 07, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Post Covid Fleet Plan Summary
Replies: 66
Views: 13194

Re: IAG Post Covid Fleet Plan Summary

Thanks for the info. The bit of premium VS non premium capacity change is worrying/puzzling me. Are they trying to add more economy class seats thus make the aircraft carry more passengers? Shouldn't they have the premium heavy to maintain capacity rather than increase it since the forecasted load f...

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by chonetsao
Wed May 06, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - May 2020
Replies: 184
Views: 25164

Re: F9 to Charge $39-89 for Empty Seat Next to You

well, IATA already said they support face mask but against middle seat free policy.

I agree media may not take it well, but somehow I can see passengers go for it.

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by chonetsao
Wed May 06, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1118
Views: 182265

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

JonNYC posted it on Twitter about a half hour ago: https://twitter.com/xJonNYC/status/1258026952394518529 I respect JonNYC for his work and followed for a long time. But, last time which is few days ago he said AA will only fly B788 to Europe, which turned out to be NOT TRUE. And I did ask for pres...

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by chonetsao
Wed May 06, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1118
Views: 182265

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

A332s in long term storage until 2022 at the earliest if they do return... Is PHL going to be seeing 787s and 777s now? No offence, but could you provide any press release or even internal memo to show that A332 will be stored until 2022, please? JonNYC posted it on Twitter about a half hour ago: h...

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by chonetsao
Wed May 06, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1118
Views: 182265

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

Nicknuzzii wrote:
A332s in long term storage until 2022 at the earliest if they do return... Is PHL going to be seeing 787s and 777s now?


No offence, but could you provide any press release or even internal memo to show that A332 will be stored until 2022, please?

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by chonetsao
Wed May 06, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"
Replies: 135
Views: 31060

Re: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"

The Whale killed by a microscopic virus. Among other factors of course... The real whales - the 747s - are still alive as the cargo versions are busy, in part due to the virus. I've never referred to the A380 as a whale - if forced into using a nickname, I'd call it Uncle Fester. B747 is the Queen ...

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by chonetsao
Wed May 06, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1458
Views: 207522

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

When will AA pull their retired aircraft out of the schedule? Probably bit by bit. Airlines are only updating schedules a few weeks to a month at a time right now, and much closer in than usual. It's been mentioned a lot recently that airlines stand to benefit from cutting schedules as close in as ...

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by chonetsao
Tue May 05, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 68533

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

I read today among a variety of news sources that the “Trans-Tasman Bubble”, currently being discussed between Australia and New Zealand, may be widened to become a “South Pacific Bubble”. Many small states in this region including, but not limited to, Fiji, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Cook Islands, wo...

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by chonetsao
Mon May 04, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada announced for Q1 2020 a $1.05B loss + retirement of 79 older aircraft
Replies: 165
Views: 26854

Re: Air Canada to Cut Capacity 75% July-September

well here are the few takes I have after reading the article: 1, The middle seat free is to end on 30th June at current plan. So the JUL-SEP Q3 capacity forecast does not consider the middle seat free. 2, The up to 75% in capacity slump is not real cut yet. Air Canada had not announced the capacity ...

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by chonetsao
Mon May 04, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada announced for Q1 2020 a $1.05B loss + retirement of 79 older aircraft
Replies: 165
Views: 26854

Re: Air Canada announced for Q1 2020 a $1.05B loss + retirement of 79 older aircraft

Air Canada needs to renew their fleet very soon. Even with these 79 aircrafts gone, there are still many that are approaching or over the magic 20 years in service landmark.

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by chonetsao
Mon May 04, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VIE offers real-time COVID-19 test on arrival
Replies: 19
Views: 2851

Re: VIE offers real-time COVID-19 test on arrival

According to the Business Traveller magazine the cost is €190 which is roughly $200. I guess any business traveller would have his or her company reimburse. But it would be out of reach to majority of travel public. Especially if you travel with family members. The link to the article on Business T...

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by chonetsao
Sun May 03, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VIE offers real-time COVID-19 test on arrival
Replies: 19
Views: 2851

Re: VIE offers real-time COVID-19 test on arrival

According to the Business Traveller magazine the cost is €190 which is roughly $200. I guess any business traveller would have his or her company reimburse. But it would be out of reach to majority of travel public. Especially if you travel with family members. The link to the article on Business Tr...

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by chonetsao
Sun May 03, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/3/2020: The New Abnormal
Replies: 74
Views: 13390

Re: OAG Changes 5/3/2020: The New Abnormal

panamair wrote:
chonetsao wrote:
In fact, how many TATL flights DL is still flying in June? That might be a much short list than the flights cut!


ATL-LHR 4x weekly 764
ATL-CDG 5x weekly A333
ATL-AMS Daily A333
JFK-CDG 3x weekly 764
JFK-AMS 3x weekly 764
JFK-TLV 3-4x weekly A333
DTW-AMS Daily 763


THANK YOU!!!

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by chonetsao
Sun May 03, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/3/2020: The New Abnormal
Replies: 74
Views: 13390

Re: OAG Changes 5/3/2020: The New Abnormal

Thank you for posting. June's schedule is very depressing in terms of international travel. How many flights do Delta have left in LHR for June? In fact, how many TATL flights DL is still flying in June? That might be a much short list than the flights cut! Even AA is cutting a lot more LHR flight. ...

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by chonetsao
Sun May 03, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Shopping Malls Becomes A Past In Airport Design?
Replies: 25
Views: 4393

Re: Will Shopping Malls Becomes A Past In Airport Design?

Are you presuming there won't be an effective vaccine that makes proximity irrelevant? If that's your starting point the presence of shopping arcades is among the least of the worries of airports and carriers. One of the milestones in airport mallification: LHR T4 opens in 1986. I am not assume any...

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by chonetsao
Sun May 03, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Shopping Malls Becomes A Past In Airport Design?
Replies: 25
Views: 4393

Will Shopping Malls Becomes A Past In Airport Design?

At this moment most of discussion on COVID-19 has been concentrated on airlines and travel itself. One of the elements are less discussed or not discussed at all. I think it is in fact an interesting topic to explore among A-netters. For last decade, what considered as a successful airport is its re...

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by chonetsao
Sat May 02, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1118
Views: 182265

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

Forgive me if I've missed the reply to this question if its already been asked, but if the 757s are to be retired, what will be used to replace them on routes like CMN/KEF/EDI/SNN assuming of course those routes are coming back next year? There is a quote from Raja about going back to the basics an...

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by chonetsao
Fri May 01, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1118
Views: 182265

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

As the later part of these deliveries are made, I think some of the remaining fleet is in replacement mode by that point, which was originally planned. So A320s, the Block 1 737s (the first 76 aircraft), and some of the early 777s being replaced with the orders you listed. The A330-200s are a bit o...

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by chonetsao
Fri May 01, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do so many international terminals have arrivals corridors above the departures level?
Replies: 70
Views: 11194

Re: Why do so many international terminals have arrivals corridors above the departures level?

I am going to throw in the example of LHR Terminal 2.

The arrivals for Terminal 2 MAIN terminal (A gates) is below the departures floor. However, the arrivals in Terminal 2 Satellite (B gates) are above the departures floor...

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by chonetsao
Fri May 01, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1118
Views: 182265

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

I think the A320s are next on the chopping block. Given the criticism by the media on local governments opening up their economy you can bet companies aren't going to have anyone traveling soon. 25%-30% unemployment means 90% of leisure travel is toast. AA (or any other airline) is going to need fa...

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by chonetsao
Fri May 01, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Reports First-Quarter 2020 Financial Results
Replies: 67
Views: 9466

Re: AA Reports First-Quarter 2020 Financial Results

Well, AA just announced that they are only cutting 70% domestically for June after 80% for May. That seems like too much flying. And even now, they've cut the least of the big 3. Of course, WN has cut far and away the least of big 4. Here is the way to look at it. Let's say they do have $11 billion...

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by chonetsao
Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 321
Views: 60204

Re: BA could make up to 12.000 employees redundant

One of their (LGW) crewmours (we crew are famous for rumor mongering but sometimes there's heat under the smoke) a while back was that ?IAG/Waterside? had wanted to have a Level/Vueling operation from LGW so perhaps this is an opportunity for them to do all the things that had been thought about an...

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by chonetsao
Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 321
Views: 60204

Re: BA may not reopen at Gatwick

Very sad news for the staff if this is the case. Mainly leisure routes based a LGW, and in the current climate it wouldn't be a surprise to see a lot of them being cut and the profitable ones being moved to LHR. No BA at LGW is something just a few months ago would have been unimaginable. What incr...

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by chonetsao
Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 321
Views: 60204

Re: BA may not reopen at Gatwick

Just read this, WOW. While I get the idea to consolidate all operations at LHR, LGW was very profitable for the business unit, and obviously did a load of holiday destinations which there was little market for at more expensive LHR. I thought LGW was barely profitable after a lot of cuts. They don'...

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by chonetsao
Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1118
Views: 182265

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

Even with 20% unemployment as long as there's no health interventions Hollywood will go on. Hollywood flourished in the 1930s. Hollywood can provide low cost content and the masses will consume. But entertainment contracts along won't justify flying the 321T. There could be a re-configuration to 4 ...

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by chonetsao
Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1118
Views: 182265

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

The A319 is probably the best aircraft for every domestic route remaining at this point, but I wonder if they have enough to go around. I was wondering around CLT yesterday and they had a CLT-DFW go out with 183 booked on an A321. At least some of these routes they're filling up, albeit at signific...

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by chonetsao
Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa 10+ Billion EUR package: bailout or megasubsidy?
Replies: 195
Views: 20531

Re: Lufthansa 10+ Billion EUR package: bailout or megasubsidy?

Lufthansa is in the same league as BMW, Volkswagen or Bayer. We are not talking about some random small companies here. This ain't no Allegiant Air. They gonna get extreme protections from the Government. Don't understand why some people surprised by this. I thought National Champion is for quasi-s...

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