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by LH982
Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!
Replies: 198
Views: 31240

Re: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!

I can remember boarding a ryanair 737-200 from the ground floor of the 1942 terminal around 1999. I think it was used up to the point that pier D was built? I think you're right; I boarded from one of those gates but it was probably around the late 1990s too. The gates are still there and numbered ...

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by LH982
Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!
Replies: 198
Views: 31240

Re: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!

alancostello wrote:
With it being a brand 'refresh' I'd imagine it'll be similar to what KLM has done with the wave, existing liveried aircraft won't look terribly out of place with ones that have been repainted. I can't imagine them taking multiple years to repaint ~50 aircraft.


Let's pray you're right

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by LH982
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Engineering Cardiff
Replies: 26
Views: 4431

Re: BA Engineering Cardiff

Given that I believe BA own the land their own maintenance area stands on, (well the old BOAC one at any rate) I think the only LHR development may be the replacement of TBA/TBJ/TBK once they really do start falling down through age. The Cathedral hangar has recently had thre removed "British ...

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by LH982
Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain
Replies: 221
Views: 28855

Re: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain

Yes, the other two are in T1

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by LH982
Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain
Replies: 221
Views: 28855

Re: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain

EI and DAA lounges in Dublin are an embarrassment. EI will never(and should never) get to Virgin T3 standard, but something with decent food and a bit of space shouldn't be beyond them. As often pointed out here, it's also a great opportunity to promote Irish produce. As an aside, on the airside res...

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by LH982
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain
Replies: 221
Views: 28855

Re: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain

Consistency of product would be another one. There's no point having a lie flat business class on the morning flight to CDG, if the evening flight is back to economy only. Interesting times. Agreed - but with a fleet of 12 A321s I think they would make this work. Also I was thinking more about EU t...

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by LH982
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain
Replies: 221
Views: 28855

Re: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain

Agreed - but with a fleet of 12 A321s I think they would make this work. Also I was thinking more about EU to NA business flights, currently people who connect to North America in business class on BA, LH, AF, KL etc fly economy with the middle seat empty euro-business. If EI could offer the comfor...

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by LH982
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain
Replies: 221
Views: 28855

Re: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain

I don't think it needs to be sold at an exceptionally high premium. There might be enough transfer traffic to fill most of it anyway. I'll be very surprised if EI can't fill 12 J on the business routes. On my last BA flight - on a Saturday afternoon - Club Europe was 24 seats and they were all full...

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by LH982
Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain
Replies: 221
Views: 28855

Re: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain

I guess it depends on what frequent business travellers actually want! Is it space, or reliability, or frequency, or food or even price? I know I like space and a decent smile or service. But that's me!!!! Consistency of product would be another one. There's no point having a lie flat business clas...

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by LH982
Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain
Replies: 221
Views: 28855

Re: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain

Not a hope of passengers staying on board, unless EI want to drop pre-clearance.

Great if it all works out for them, but they'll need to get seriously imaginative with stand management and scheduling. A320s could become extinct at T2 until mid afternoon.

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by LH982
Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Lufthansa Monopolising Europe?
Replies: 44
Views: 8398

Re: Lufthansa Monopolising Europe

Spend five minutes looking at domestic flights from Stuttgart, and please don't suggest DBahn as competition

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by LH982
Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin A340-600 (G-VWIN) flew to the scrappers last month but Virgin has bought it back!
Replies: 102
Views: 30442

Re: Virgin A340-600 (G-VWIN) flew to the scrappers last month but Virgin has bought it back!

I'm sorry but I don't understand the policy of spare parts. I actually drive a 19 years old car and still find brand new OEM spare parts. And there are no OEM spare parts for a 19 years old airplane, that some of the planes needs to be parted out for used spare parts? Not talking about rare birds l...

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by LH982
Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Subtle differences in the same livery. Examples and why?
Replies: 42
Views: 7751

Re: Subtle differences in the same livery. Examples and why?

intotheair wrote:
Painting an aircraft was also more difficult and less precise before the days of the computer. It's easier now to print and cut out the same masks at every shop every time.


I remember a BA engineer at LGW telling me that BCal tails were a pain in the ass to paint

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by LH982
Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why EW stopped repainting its aircraft?
Replies: 9
Views: 5403

Re: Why EW stopped repainting its aircrafts?

I'm not sure if Eurowings customers care anymore. We have become used to the mystery of what will turn up at the gate today. It seems to be a wider theme for LH group, where your Swiss fight is operated by an Austrian DHC8 and your Austrian flight is an Adria CRJ. My personal favourites were Laudamo...

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by LH982
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 260
Views: 30811

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

From booking this morning, it looks like AF and HOP will take over most of the DUB-CDG flights this winter, including a night stopping A319. KL also seem to be mainly 737s.

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by LH982
Sat Sep 29, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 97573

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

Whatever they do. I hope there's little to no Euro-white... I like this: https://orig00.deviantart.net/6cf0/f/2012/104/5/6/562a134862fdce49a776c46308fdd77f-d4w4o5q.jpg S It’s just the same Oirishy theme as today’s livery with a really bad typeface for dyslexics or something It needs modernising and...

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by LH982
Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which US carrier will reach 1000 mainline aircraft first ?
Replies: 12
Views: 2349

Re: Which US carrier will reach 1000 mainline aircraft first ?

I think Aeroflot may already claim this from the days of the USSR

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by LH982
Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 36188

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

Mind you could also have been a Ty134 as they had some of them too Travelled in one a long time ago but not to or from Dublin JJ were 134s in the early 80s, switching over to 732s when they received them. 722s did show up, but from what I remember not until the second half of the decade. DC9s were ...

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by LH982
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Lufthansa almost doesn't fly narrowbodies from Z and C-Gates in FRA?
Replies: 17
Views: 3295

Re: Why Lufthansa almost doesn't fly narrowbodies from Z and C-Gates in FRA?

I work on the basis that you will arrive on a remote stand, bus to terminal, 1km run, bus to aircraft; preferably beside the one you arrived on. I've yet to leave from the south side, but I'm sure they are working on it.

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by LH982
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 36228

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Skyblue39 wrote:
AA have put the Dallas flights on sale:

AA133 DUB 1340 DFW 1745
AA132 DFW 2035 DUB 1140+1


Not bad at all. Leaves plenty of time for connections in Dallas, going both ways. Pre-clearance makes it even more attractive.

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by LH982
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 36228

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Does anyone know why none of the EI 320's/321's have sharklets, and do they plan on refurbishing them to include these? Cheers, C. The 321s and early 320s are between 15 and 20 years old, and are more likely to be heading for new homes or retirement. Expect to see new CEO or NEO frames in a few yea...

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by LH982
Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 29711

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

I agree customer service can be improved and when E-gates are in operation passengers should be encouraged and this is arguably INS issue and there is an email on the DUB website where you could raise concerns. I think the employment comment is more a general reflection on today's society and not j...

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by LH982
Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 29711

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

No my point is EU arrivals are not high at that hour and its more effective to have 2 boots staffed than not. When it becomes mostly EU then non EU staff will move over. So how long did passport control take? They reality is the majority who usw the airport believe its a good facility and ran well....

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by LH982
Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 29711

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

Thanks Jamie, When operating out of BHD about 10 years ago, Ryainair complained that they could not operate longer routes to Europe because of runway restrictions. They argued for a runway extension, which was not delivered, and gave this as one of the reasons for eventually pulling out of BHD. BHD-...

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by LH982
Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 29711

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

Belfast ... Amalgamating both airports ... Would easyJet, Jet2 or Ryanair ever move to BHD? Are high costs and a curfew too off-putting for them? Cheers, C. Runway is only 6000 feet, so it limits options. You can get A321s and 738s in, but anything longer than UK routes and you could be leaving wit...

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by LH982
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 29711

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

Hi I was looking at a 1977 TWA timetable and they had a Shannon - New York Service TW877 SNN JFK 1230 1435 Tu, Th, Sa TW876 JFK SNN 2040 0740+1 Mo, We, Fr Does anyone know what type of aircraft they used on this route? (I know it wasn't a 747 because the timetable marks services operated by a 747. ...

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by LH982
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 29711

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

Is that LH 4:55 am flight the first departure out of DUB ??? Be interesting if they can make such an early flight work .... although I’m sure it’s about connections at FRA Did the 5.15 many times last winter, but never again. I'm sure it's fine for a one off, but i eventually admitted to myself tha...

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by LH982
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada cargo
Replies: 5
Views: 1214

Re: Air Canada cargo

aristoenigma wrote:
Did AC do livestock cargo in the past?


They've definitely transported horses on transatlantic flights in the 70s and 80s.

Cargojet were also operating on behalf of AC in the last few years, but I think that has ended.

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by LH982
Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 29711

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

CX and possibly HU appear to be putting Finnair under a little bit of pressure. Not unexpected give there is a lot of competition to China now. I'd have thought the amount of transfer traffic via HEL to Asia is tiny compared to the ME and big EU hubs. Do Finnair do any advertising, as public and ag...

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by LH982
Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 29711

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

People in cork are a fussy lot. They wan't everything, get it and then don't support it. Cityjet are another example. I don't think a point to point Atlantic route was ever going to work for Cork, but I believe one with a US hub will. EI will probably try it when they get the right aircraft. I woul...

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by LH982
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 29711

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

Crazy queues for non-EU passports in T1 again this morning. Not helped by the fact that the EU/non-EU sign is halfway up the queue, so EU pax adding to the problem.

No one from the DAA at the start of the queue, and no interested in doing anything about it when i asked them.

Welcome to Ireland

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by LH982
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?
Replies: 137
Views: 18668

Re: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?

AF almost certainly got the A320 because of politics. Remember we are talking about 1980s aviation and 1980s Air France here. That is not to say that the plane is bad and ill suited to them however. As the French national carrier their needs were no doubt considered in the A320's design. So let us ...

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by LH982
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?
Replies: 137
Views: 18668

Re: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?

Well basically the answer to any post could be "well, the airline's gonna do what the airline wants to do". No, the airline's going to do what's in the best interest of its shareholders. That includes acquisitions. Sure it's not very exciting, but it's the only way to realistically addres...

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by LH982
Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?
Replies: 137
Views: 18668

Re: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?

I believe Boeing once made a deal with KLM for the 737, they could acquire it for a very good price. This was back in the days when KLM was looking for a replacement aircraft for the DC-9. They had several options like the MD-80, A320, Fokker 100 and of course the 737. They picked the 737 because o...

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by LH982
Sat May 26, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Laudamotion (Ryanair Austria) opens VIE base with 20 routes
Replies: 25
Views: 4726

Re: Laudamotion (Ryanair Austria) opens VIE base with 20 routes

Samrnpage wrote:
Will Laudamotion fly in Ryanair colours?


Laudamotion billboard on Air Berlin basic scheme for the moment, but will be interesting to see when the leased Ryanair 738's start arriving

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by LH982
Fri May 25, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Laudamotion (Ryanair Austria) opens VIE base with 20 routes
Replies: 25
Views: 4726

Re: Laudamotion (Ryanair Austria) opens VIE base with 20 routes

Blerg wrote:
Have I missed something or is still no one challenging LH Group's monopoly between VIE and ZRH?


Or FRA, MUC, HAM, DUS, STR.

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by LH982
Wed May 16, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fake security at new Islamabad airport
Replies: 11
Views: 5009

Re: Fake security at new Islamabad airport

smokeybandit wrote:
There's gotta be a joke about TSA being fake security somewhere.


The problem is that it's not a joke.

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by LH982
Fri May 11, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming days
Replies: 190
Views: 23912

Re: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming cays

BravoOne wrote:
How about Iran becoming compliant with the "norms" and having this and so many other problems go away? New airplanes, no problem.


So the US is applying the "norms" to Russia and China?

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by LH982
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How huge is Frankfurt airport?
Replies: 61
Views: 11574

Re: How huge is Frankfurt airport?

That complaint about too many remote stands Comes up every so and so many weeks. I prefer a remote stand at the far western tarmac ovewr a gate stand in the A30s and upwards. The bus takes you swiftly to the Exit in the A terminal, much better than Walking that distance. Another indication how huge...

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by LH982
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack
Replies: 177
Views: 22856

Re: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack

No! Agricultural CBP has the same regulations whatever port of entry you are using. The CBP agent has the same discretion to fine the person the same way in Dublin for misconduct as in the USA - and they do prosecute misconduct there at Dublin CBP, without doubt. Whether you are bringing undeclared...

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by LH982
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack
Replies: 177
Views: 22856

Re: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack

People are conditioned not to bring things with them onto a flight. They are not conditioned to check what they cannot bring when leaving the aircraft.

$500 for an apple is someone on a power trip, no matter how annoying the passenger may have been, or what rules you can hide behind.

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by LH982
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack
Replies: 177
Views: 22856

Re: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack

So if I walk off a flight from Heathrow with a Delta apple i get fined $500, but if I walk off a flight from Dublin with a Delta apple it's fine?

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by LH982
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Group Introduces New Intra-Europe Seats
Replies: 42
Views: 8224

Re: LH Group Introduces New Intra-Europe Seats

Remove comfortable seats.
Replace with uncomfortable seats.
Remove uncomfortable seats.
Replace with slightly more comfortable seats.

Yes, it's all about the customer.

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by LH982
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FR to operate flights for Laudamotion out of DUS & ZRH
Replies: 24
Views: 3577

Re: FR to operate flights for Laudamotion out of DUS & ZRH

Came back from Hamburg with Eurowings, who are currently renowned for flights being operated by any airline with any equipment. Even so, I was a little surprised to see it operated by Laudamotion Laudamotion flying for Eurowings? lol I also flew Laudamotion for EW a few days ago. It was a weird mix...

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by LH982
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FR to operate flights for Laudamotion out of DUS & ZRH
Replies: 24
Views: 3577

Re: FR to operate flights for Laudamotion out of DUS & ZRH

Came back from Hamburg with Eurowings, who are currently renowned for flights being operated by any airline with any equipment. Even so, I was a little surprised to see it operated by Laudamotion

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by LH982
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STR-ATL, MUC-CLT and automotive industry
Replies: 45
Views: 4673

Re: STR-ATL, MUC-CLT and automotive industry

There are at least 500 Geran firms on Location in NC , SC, GA AL A freight forwarder hat a 747, or still has that runs LUX HSV. Another freight forwarder charter serves HHN to ??? not sure if they fly to GSP direct. For that LUX HSV flight the freight was pre-cleared and loaded on trucks for direct...

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by LH982
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STR-ATL, MUC-CLT and automotive industry
Replies: 45
Views: 4673

Re: STR-ATL, MUC-CLT and automotive industry

US Army has a very large presence just west of Stuttgart. It also has a considerable presence on the daily Delta service. Automotive also plays a major part, both with the big players and the myriad of small engineering companies. It's also useful for all the people going to the US who don't fancy g...

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by LH982
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How huge is Frankfurt airport?
Replies: 61
Views: 11574

Re: How huge is Frankfurt airport?

Both can grow as long as LH group grows. MUC has the distinct advantage of quicker transfers and the greenfield architecture. O&D in both FRA and MUC is lower than DUS, CGN, HAM, or TXL since those don't feature many opportunities for international connections due to LH focusing heavily on MUC ...

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by LH982
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How huge is Frankfurt airport?
Replies: 61
Views: 11574

Re: How huge is Frankfurt airport?

Ryanair currently boards most (all?) of their flights at these stands providing every passenger with a little airport bus tour on the way to the remote Ryanair were on the north side when they started, but moved to the south stands after a few months. Lufthansa also bus all the way to the far end o...

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by LH982
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FR to operate flights for Laudamotion out of DUS & ZRH
Replies: 24
Views: 3577

Re: FR to operate flights for Laudamotion out of DUS & ZRH

Laudamotion might be Ryanair’s way to get into Austria and Eastern Europe. Even if it ultimately becomes Ryanair, I see that AOC being maintained. Why would Ryanair need Laudamotion to get into eastern Europe? They have been flying there for many years now. Just look at their presence from Estonia ...

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