I have over a thousand flights under my first and last name only. Never an issue. If it would have been the other way around (MXP-TIA), I would advise to sue for damages because of denied boarding....Jump to post
I actually believe, it is much less about the flight operation (there will be changes due to the Thomas Cook demise), but with the 2 OK wetleases, that gives them some leeway. The most drastic change will be in the back office. I expect more and more centralisation.Jump to post
It’s not really grounded, they put it to an extra inspection, which takes 4 to 5 hours. That’s why you can see some flying. Maybe an update to the thread title?Jump to post
It is not 5th freedom though, but full kabotage. Never going to happen. The big problem for HAM is, is that the market is germancentric, and with the recent developments in FRA,LHR,AMS,... there are so many markets that are reachable via European hubs (which is generally more convenient than connect...Jump to post
Or Emirates if they manage to get permission, once they operate 787/330neo. EK have all permission they could want. No, they have the 5th freedom rights but still need an approval on top, from the German Department of Transportation to start such route. "We" learnt that after Tim Clark sa...Jump to post
EMBSPBR wrote:And the E195-E2 is due to enter service with Binter Canarias and Helvetic Airways in the next few weeks too.
I regards to the capacity increase, Austrian replaces 18 Q400 with 6 A320. So the replacement is far from one to one in regards to the A320. So when the Q400 get replaced by the ERJ-190 we will see surly a frequency decrease. The same when an A320 replaces an ERJ-190 on some routes. As in the heade...Jump to post
A321Lufthansa wrote:The first of them. OE-LZD, has arrived in VIE. Does anybody know about its coniguration? Will it be equipped with new style Geven seats like LH A321neos?
We have 14 new firm orders for the A220 in Sep-2019. 10x firm orders by undisclosed for the A220- 100 . 4x undisclosed for the A220-300. These two firm orders were performed by two different undisclosed customers. Complete backlock for the A220 is now 435. https://www.airbus.com/aircraft/market/ord...Jump to post
You can track title transfers in the Export scheme of Canada. (At least for the non AC Aircraft )Jump to post
TXL is maxed out on Slots. EZY bought the AB Slots and FR the HG/OE Slots. LH has historically a low presence in Berlin following the special Berlin status before reunification. But the network (not frequency) was reduced quite a bit. CDG was dropped. Nowadays it’s basically domestic routes + Group ...Jump to post
I think they might do it as a one off publicity stunt.Jump to post
What a pain this must be for travelers during the summer peak. But suppose they need the good weather guarantee to get the job done. During the summer holidays, there is less business demand. Leisure travelers are less time-conscious, so it makes sense to close over the holidays. Obviously winter i...Jump to post
The first A320N with the new Cabin is afaik in production. All LX A320N will get it, too. I’m uncertain about the 10 used 320s for OS which will join starting next year.
Haven’t heard anything about a possible retrofit program. Don’t think there will be one in the short term.
The EU handles most new agreements nowadays. They made an offer to Qatar as well as the UAE to renegotiate, but the UAE decided not to proceed. The Mayor of Berlin has a couple of times publicly said that he wishes EK as well, but his clout in national politics is somewhat limited. If he had the clo...Jump to post
There is simply no place for so many low-cost carriers in Vienna. I checked ch-aviation capacities module on capacity share for this week in VIE airport: 1 Austrian Airlines 45,16% (+1,85% LH, +1,38% Swiss) 2 Eurowings 7,75% 3 Lauda 6,75% 4 Wizz Air 5,92% 5 easyJet 3,09% 6 LEVEL 2,71% Comparing to ...Jump to post
Especially, as FR learned, people are much more willing to spend on ancillaries on longer flights. So there is a sweet spot for LCCs somewhere in the 2-4h range I would say. Somewhere the yield premium for FSC comes in (Business class, driving higher margins). Will be interesting to see how it devel...Jump to post
LX is expected to keep the A343s until 26 or 27, hence the current update of the cabin. The XG 332s are leased for 7 years (iirc) and will likely be out then, as they spend half the year in the shop :D SN just got/is in the process of getting used 333s. Seems likely they fly them for another 10 year...Jump to post
well they could always go for a denser config. since the E2-195 can hold up to 146pax...But what will happen with the LCY flights if the E2-195 is not certified to fly to LCY and they have not ordered the E2-190?How long will they keep their E-190s? 146 at what pitch? 27? Cannot see them going unde...Jump to post
It’s not like the “new entrants” in the DA market are very profitable either (U2, OE, VK). If I look on the TXL-rest of Germany fares there are multiple flights per day available at 30-50€ one way. And I’m talking about this week.... Just not sustainable!Jump to post
To the airline it’s like she paid the tickets with a fraudulent credit card (I.e. not at all), so she is liable for the ticket costs. If you buy a stolen car, you can’t expect to keep it! Obviously she could try to get it back from that captain, but he’s the professional here, so it will be tough. I...Jump to post
SN has always been a LCC type of operation demanded by the market forces. Apparently LX can charge a premium within Switzerland for being Swiss. If you can't charge a premium for your brand, the only logical thing is to consolidate the brand.Jump to post
A new type rating wouldn’t be an issue for LH as they don’t operate any other 737. So the risk is mitigateable. However, people seem to forget that they are ordering for the mid 20s and not for next year. So they’re replacing a lot of A319s and CRJs (and maybe include a few A320s needed to be replac...Jump to post
Very curious move. Wonder which routes will emerge in FRA. Existing LH routes, or new ventures to complete with DE? I reckon it’s a bit of a strike against Condor, starting to compete in their main business area, lowering the value of the company in case of acquisition, making it less attractive fo...Jump to post
So will Eurowings remain flying longhaul to the Caribbean from DUS or will all the Caribbean flights be moved to FRA? A388 In the local newspaper it was reported that there will still be flights to the Caribbean, it will be interesting to see if there will be expansion of EW opb SN or a shift of US...Jump to post
Currently (since November18) the EWR-DUS flights are marketed by EW and opb SN. Beforehand they were operated and marketed by LH. SN has a opened a base in DUS, hence mainly German crew, especially in the Cabin. DUS has 3-4 XG aircraft operating, which will be moved. The SN base is supposed to grow ...Jump to post
It's about the Swiss subsidiary, Germania Flug AG. Not about the bankrupt Germania Fluggesellschaft mbh (the German mother company). The Swiss subsidiary was not bankrupt and has now found new investors as it was partly owned by the bankrupt Germania gmbh. I hope it is clear now. I would suggest to ...Jump to post
The first A321neo is scheduled to come already in a month. Why were no routes announced yet? Also the capacity there is not so tight as on A320 (180/180 vs 215/240 on A321NX) so may they send them to destinations like Moscow or Lisbon? because the neos (or new A320SLs) don't fly further than Kiev. ...Jump to post
Any idea of A321neo routes? I'm booked on FRA-MAN with an A321 in May and I'd love for that to become an A321neo. Doubt that. Would make most operational sense to put it on the longest routes in the network, and that was the initial plan for the A320neo as well. They only put it on the ultra short ...Jump to post
Do you interpret that to mean they'll be de-emphasizing Graz, Innsbruck, Klagenfurt, Linz, Salzburg flows to VIE? I think what they mean is that with the removal of Q400s these secondary cities will lose some of their own direct Europe flights, so the desire is to build better connectivity and netw...Jump to post
EN supposedly has a lower cost base than city line, which has lower costs than LH mainline.
Regarding scope, in the new agreement from 2017 there is a specified number of planes which have to be flown by mainline.
Regarding Indigo, there is still a vote ongoing within the bond holders, as the terms of the bonds must be adjusted/restructured (condition of Indigo). Basically Indigo wants a debt cut.Jump to post
I agree, which is why I am relieved that they made this last call decision but I also understand why this move is highly anticipated. So lets hope they are ready in 3 months. I just flew through the new airport out of curiosity, looking at it from an engineering perspective, they need at least a ye...Jump to post
OS is profitable, but the target is 8% ROE. 2017’s EBIT was 100m EUR, LHG wants something around 150m.
Older planes, if well-maintained aren’t necessarily bad. A lot of US-Airlines fly profitably transatlantic with 767s and the 772s are also only one generation old.
They tried to replace as much capacity as possible of AB. Their schedule last year, especially summer, was only flyable when nothing went wrong, which lead to cancellation rates tripling. It was a strategic decision to hobble up as many slots as possible. This year should be better, as they are addi...Jump to post