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by lhrsfosyd
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA resumes flights to VIE from HND
Replies: 4
Views: 1440

Re: ANA resumes flights to VIE from HND

They've got a JV so no OS is not a competitor.

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by lhrsfosyd
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NRT & HND 2020 Slot Increase Potential New Destinations by JL & NH
Replies: 82
Views: 12246

Re: NRT & HND 2020 Slot Increase Potential New Destinations by JL & NH

All three flights between HEL and NRT depart around the same time so perhaps they could try late night departures instead.

HEL 2350 HND 1510+1
HND 0200 HEL 0600

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by lhrsfosyd
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Antitrust Regulator to Investigate AA-BA Atlantic JV
Replies: 20
Views: 4203

Re: UK Antitrust Regulator to Investigate AA-BA Atlantic JV

Very odd choice of routes. Plenty of competitors on New York, Chicago, Boston and Miami routes? Not really when you have AA/BA as the dominant carrier in the markets. That is exactly what competition authorities worry about. Just look at the schedules tomorrow: LHR-BOS:4 of 6 flights op by AA/BA LH...

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by lhrsfosyd
Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 All Business Seating?
Replies: 32
Views: 7510

Re: A220 All Business Seating?

And you see this aircraft flying where exactly?

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by lhrsfosyd
Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Antitrust Regulator to Investigate AA-BA Atlantic JV
Replies: 20
Views: 4203

Re: UK Antitrust Regulator to Investigate AA-BA Atlantic JV

Very odd choice of routes. Plenty of competitors on New York, Chicago, Boston and Miami routes?

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by lhrsfosyd
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA goes daily in Nashville in S19
Replies: 33
Views: 5164

Re: BA goes daily in Nashville in S19

Free checked bag for everyone?! What happened to TATL HBO fares?!

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by lhrsfosyd
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 1073
Views: 256817

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

Fair point, although taking that estimate into account, without the trans-Siberian fees they still would have been profitable in 2016 and made between a minuscule profit and a 100 million € loss last year. I also don't have a problem with the fees existing and their being used to subsidise SU, Russ...

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by lhrsfosyd
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's future at JFK
Replies: 42
Views: 10124

Re: BA's future at JFK

I thought the B787-10 was earmarked for LHR-JFK - big plane but lower weight and less range than the B77W and A35K. Spot on. The A350 is "too capable" to be put on the JFK run. It's the type of flight the 787-10 is designed for (BOS, JFK, IAD, ORD, PHL, ATL etc.) and precisely the stage l...

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by lhrsfosyd
Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 1073
Views: 256817

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

Aeroflot is a very poor example. It is heavily subsidised by the Russian government through collection of Transiberian airspace fees from foreign airlines and estimated to be around €300-400 million per annum by the European Commission. Fair point, although taking that estimate into account, withou...

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by lhrsfosyd
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 1073
Views: 256817

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

Aeroflot is a very poor example. It is heavily subsidised by the Russian government through collection of Transiberian airspace fees from foreign airlines and estimated to be around €300-400 million per annum by the European Commission.

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by lhrsfosyd
Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al is scheduled to retire 747 in March 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 4986

Re: El Al is scheduled to retire 747 in March 2019

Didn't LY increase frequencies to NYC to counterbalance aircraft changes? It's pretty much double daily to both JFK and EWR except for Shabbat.

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by lhrsfosyd
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's future at JFK
Replies: 42
Views: 10124

Re: BA's future at JFK

BA does use A380s on high frequency routes such as ORD and to lesser extent BOS so I wouldn't rule anything out after B747s are phased out.

And yes ORD is a high frequency route for BA/AA so your theory doesn't add up.

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by lhrsfosyd
Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's future at JFK
Replies: 42
Views: 10124

Re: BA's future at JFK

I think BA117/112 and BA183/178 could easily support A380. The demand for premium seats is staggering on those flights.

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by lhrsfosyd
Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rzeszów to Newark
Replies: 18
Views: 4318

Re: Rzeszów to Newark

Poland isn't a goldmine airlines are missing out on. The traffic to and from North America is overwhelmingly VFR therefore low yielding. Once a week frequencies from secondary cities exist for pride not profit. KRK-ORD and RZE-EWR will get a chop once the fuel goes up just like it did 10 years ago.

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by lhrsfosyd
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's future at JFK
Replies: 42
Views: 10124

Re: BA's future at JFK

BA could indeed reconfigure B77W to something like 14/80/48/134 and use them as High-J replacement.

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by lhrsfosyd
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future A380 Customers And Routes
Replies: 19
Views: 3144

Re: Future A380 Customers And Routes

BA could use few more to operate A380 to DXB and CPT in the winter and LAS, DFW and HND in the summer.

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by lhrsfosyd
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 135-160 seats lcc
Replies: 19
Views: 2379

Re: 135-160 seats lcc

Don't fix what ain't broke. Low ticket prices are only possible on high density aircraft. An A220-300 with 160 seats is dense and is going to have a lower trip cost than a 738/Max 8. The idea that every airport in Europe is capacity-constrained is... specious. We're not disputing trip costs but ove...

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by lhrsfosyd
Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 135-160 seats lcc
Replies: 19
Views: 2379

Re: 135-160 seats lcc

Smaller aircraft generally work as hub feeders for legacies. LCCs chop frequencies to better meet demand during low season or on thin routes. It also isn't viable to have a small subfleet of aircraft for thin routes or low season. I suppose Flybe is an example of a low cost low capacity carrier but ...

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by lhrsfosyd
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Discontinues FRA-PNQ
Replies: 38
Views: 8805

Re: LH Discontinues FRA-PNQ

LH could really use mid haul fleet to operate out of FRA and MUC.

ADD, ALA, ASB, AMM, TSE, BAH, GYD, BEY, CAI, DMM, EBL, DME, SSG, TLV, PHC, PNQ.

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by lhrsfosyd
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Belgium to end flights to Hong Kong
Replies: 47
Views: 13304

Re: Air Belgium to end flights to Hong Kong

Two aircraft could provide access to eight destinations:

Douala-Kinshasa 2pw
Douala-Yaounde 2pw
Dakar-Conakry 3pw
Dakar-Freetown 2pw
Abijan-Accra 3pw
Ouagadougou-Abijan 2pw

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by lhrsfosyd
Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA commencing LHR-KIX in 2019 Spring
Replies: 41
Views: 10082

Re: BA commencing LHR-KIX in 2019 Spring

JAL would be better positioned to operate this route as the Japanese are quite patriotic when it comes to airlines. JAL's low density 787s are also better suited to the demand on the route. Thirdly, Japan based aircraft would offer better timings similar to current JL43/44.

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by lhrsfosyd
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Belgium to end flights to Hong Kong
Replies: 47
Views: 13304

Re: Air Belgium to end flights to Hong Kong

I also think they should shift their business model to low frequency tag on routes in francophone Africa where full turnaround is possible within 24hrs. Once or twice a week service would potentially allow to serve 8 destinations.

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by lhrsfosyd
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Poland Wants Its Planned Airport to Be a European Gateway to Asia
Replies: 77
Views: 12339

Re: Bloomberg: Poland Wants Its Planned Airport to Be a European Gateway to Asia

Another vanity project triggered by national pride rather than a business case, reminds me of that airport near Madrid that never saw a single aircraft. LO should focus on connecting North America/Western Europe with first and second tier Eastern European/Central Asian cities and for that they do no...

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by lhrsfosyd
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian drops LGW-SIN and announces LGW-GIG
Replies: 84
Views: 16844

Re: Norwegian drops LGW-SIN and announces LGW-GIG

Perhaps Norwegian should try there and backs to West Africa from LPA.

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by lhrsfosyd
Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian drops LGW-SIN and announces LGW-GIG
Replies: 84
Views: 16844

Re: Norwegian drops LGW-SIN and announces LGW-GIG

Have they loaded the schedules yet? They could have more competitive timetable than BA + feed at LGW could make this work. Ideally they should do red eye both ways with tag on to EZE and crewed by ARG base (days 257). LGW-GIG 2230-0615 +1 257 GIG-EZE 0745-1100 136 EZE-GIG 1230-1530 136 GIG-LGW 1700-...

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by lhrsfosyd
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT Polish Airlines to Miami
Replies: 27
Views: 5795

Re: LOT Polish Airlines to Miami

Poor choice given the flight length and the amount of capacity in the MIA market. They could have started PVG, HKG or even JNB (SA feed) where yields are much higher.

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by lhrsfosyd
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL-WAW route
Replies: 44
Views: 6993

Re: ATL-WAW route

Not in a million years. There's no meaningful O&D between ATL and WAW and yields to Eastern Europe are trash. WAW isn't a popular tourist destination in a way PRG or BUD are.

DL still sells tickets to WAW, just via CDG and AMS.

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by lhrsfosyd
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Cityflyer adding four E190
Replies: 31
Views: 5310

Re: BA Cityflyer adding four E190

VLM operates Antwerp not Cityjet. LUX is a thin business market and that is precisely why CJ, not BA mainline, is more suitable to the route. Flying half empty A320 twice a day is a waste of LHR slots. Have a look at Friday 16th of November - some brainiac decided to load up an additional flight wit...

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by lhrsfosyd
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Cityflyer adding four E190
Replies: 31
Views: 5310

Re: BA Cityflyer adding four E190

It's up to 6x daily and this wouldn't set a precedent. CJ already entered highly competitive DUB and LIN markets and it is quite successful.

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by lhrsfosyd
Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Cityflyer adding four E190
Replies: 31
Views: 5310

Re: BA Cityflyer adding four E190

I am baffled as to why CJ is not giving LCY-LUX a try. High yield, short, business route that currently supports Luxair 5x daily.

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by lhrsfosyd
Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus partner with Cityjet for LCY
Replies: 46
Views: 4933

Re: Aer Lingus partner with Cityjet for LCY

IAG will have a truly impressive timetable between DUB and LON.

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by lhrsfosyd
Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA drops Tehran from 23 September 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 13332

Re: BA drops Tehran from 23 September 2018

I knew it's not going to work for some of the crowd here... It's like trying to explain quantum theory to a monkey. Are you guys familiar with Human Development Index? Guessing Iran isn't very high on the list lol? Actually Iran ranks a fairly respectable 69 - in spite of all the best efforts of th...

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by lhrsfosyd
Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA drops Tehran from 23 September 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 13332

Re: BA drops Tehran from 23 September 2018

I knew it's not going to work for some of the crowd here... It's like trying to explain quantum theory to a monkey.

Are you guys familiar with Human Development Index? Guessing Iran isn't very high on the list lol?

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by lhrsfosyd
Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA drops Tehran from 23 September 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 13332

Re: BA drops Tehran from 23 September 2018

All countries have made or are making poor choices. The difference would be in quality of life for the average citizen and one should endeavour to follow the ideas that dominate the most successful societies. Iran unlike the US hasn't invented anything for the betterment of humanity. Iran remains in...

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by lhrsfosyd
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA drops Tehran from 23 September 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 13332

Re: BA drops Tehran from 23 September 2018

Iran represents the worst humanity has to offer - inequality, injustice, corruption, violence, lack of personal freedom. Iran does not contribute anything positive to the world. And yes, countries like Iran should aspire to follow Western values of equality and freedom, birthright of every human bei...

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by lhrsfosyd
Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA drops Tehran from 23 September 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 13332

Re: BA drops Tehran from 23 September 2018

If humanity is to progress, certain mindsets must be eradicated using peaceful methods, one of which are economic sanctions. Iran is not compatible with the Western world and ideas of equality seem abstract to its citizens regardless of the social ladder. I hope the US will impose similar sanctions ...

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by lhrsfosyd
Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas PER-LHR reporting extremely high load factors, now QF’s most profitable route
Replies: 145
Views: 29377

Re: Qantas PER-LHR reporting extremely high load factors, now QF’s most profitable route

Maybe second daily could work?

PER-LHR 2340-1000 +1
LHR-PER 2115-2100 +1

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by lhrsfosyd
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Alitalia unfair competition?
Replies: 19
Views: 3325

Re: Is Alitalia unfair competition?

EU rules prohibit state subsidies as evidenced in Lot's situation.

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by lhrsfosyd
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child
Replies: 97
Views: 8614

Re: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child

Another low life seeking attention. The child would not sit in the designated seat and the mother insisted the child sits on her laps for take off. They could not get the child not sit in the seat and buckle up so they got thrown off for violating safety rules. They could have been green or Smerfs a...

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by lhrsfosyd
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Non-US BA Longhaul Destination?
Replies: 106
Views: 13182

Re: Next Non-US BA Longhaul Destination?

Abijan, Bogota, Osaka.

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by lhrsfosyd
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA - UK domestic services
Replies: 4
Views: 758

Re: BA - UK domestic services

Legacy of the past.

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by lhrsfosyd
Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What changes will the new Pakistan government bring to the aviation sector?
Replies: 14
Views: 733

Re: What changes will the new Pakistan government bring to the aviation sector?

You can expect nothing to change. Pakistan will still see dangerous, corrupt and unstable business environment. Sociaties trigger change, not Prime Ministers.

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by lhrsfosyd
Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA announcing LGW to Cologne-Bonn
Replies: 13
Views: 2351

Re: BA LGW to Cologne-Bonn

Oh BA you need to start BEG

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by lhrsfosyd
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways announces commitment for 3 more 77W's
Replies: 76
Views: 19132

Re: British Airways announces commitment for 3 more 77W's

EZE cries out for B77W.

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by lhrsfosyd
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should/could VS move their LGW operations to LHR?
Replies: 31
Views: 4360

Re: Should/could VS move their LGW operations to LHR?

Even if you find slots you won't find available gates in T3 during the day.

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by lhrsfosyd
Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air appears to be axing TLV
Replies: 26
Views: 6031

Re: WOW Air appears to be axing TLV

Offset by low utilisation.

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by lhrsfosyd
Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air appears to be axing TLV
Replies: 26
Views: 6031

Re: WOW Air appears to be axing TLV

Having the aircraft sit for 16hrs in TLV doesn't help. They should do something like KEF-TLV-LTN-TLV-KEF.

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by lhrsfosyd
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai
Replies: 121
Views: 20938

Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai

I would think PVG would be next to get a chop.

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by lhrsfosyd
Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai
Replies: 121
Views: 20938

Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai

LHR-TLV

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