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by vfw614
Sun Jan 27, 2002 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Charters Europe-Canada After C3000's Demise?
Replies: 17
Views: 1599

Charters Europe-Canada After C3000's Demise?

I am wondering about the fate of traditional seasonal flights between Canada and Europe that Canada 3000 and Air Transat operated for many years. Canada 3000 is gone and on the Air Transat website, I cannot find any flights to Europe after April 2002. I know that Skyservice will be doing a few LGW r...

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by vfw614
Sun Jan 27, 2002 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Will LH Replace Its B733/735?
Replies: 30
Views: 2772

RE: How Will LH Replace Its B733/735?

<b>Max,</b> you are a bit oversimplyfying here. Of the 46 or so aircraft that were parked after Sep 11 are approx. 20 Boeing 737-300s. So if your theory was correct, LH would have parked the whole A319 fleet instead of the 737-300s. The fact that they have parked so many 737s might be a good hint to...

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by vfw614
Sun Jan 27, 2002 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RJ Wil Get 4 New 340-200's
Replies: 8
Views: 1872

RE: RJ Wil Get 4 New 340-200's

If they are 2nd hand, there are 5 potential frames: 2 ex Sabena (c/n 014 / 022) 2 ex AOM (c/n 038 / 043) 1 ex Air Tahiti Nui (031) the last three are owned by a leasing company somehow connected to Airbus, the ex Sabena ones by another leasing company. The other A340-200s that were built are not ava...

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by vfw614
Sun Jan 27, 2002 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirMalta To Get Avro RJ's Back?
Replies: 34
Views: 3385

RE: AirMalta To Get Avro RJ's Back?

Talking about the old ATPs and the RJ70s possibly returning to Air Malta - what routes did the ATPs serve and what did become of the network they ATP served when they were sold ? Maybe the routes would be suitable for the RJ70s - places like Catania, Palermo, Tunis. Am I correct that the KM RJ70s we...

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by vfw614
Sun Jan 27, 2002 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Albanian Air Service (60s-80s)
Replies: 11
Views: 2132

RE: Albanian Air Service (60s-80s)

Just found this, not sure if it is current but gives an impression how traffic at Tirana airport is nowadays:

http://albaniagoto.virtualave.net/travel/orare.html

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by vfw614
Sun Jan 27, 2002 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Albanian Air Service (60s-80s)
Replies: 11
Views: 2132

RE: Albanian Air Service (60s-80s)

airways1

interesting stuff - I just checked again. The Airbus A320 was leased from Shorouk Air between 9.95 and 9.96. After that they switched to Hemus Air equipment for five years before the BAe 146 was leased.

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by vfw614
Sat Jan 26, 2002 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Ryanair Routes Leaked...
Replies: 12
Views: 2180

RE: New Ryanair Routes Leaked...

Just to avoid misunderstandings, I was talking about the six routes that will be announced next Thursday. There are quite a few other routes which are talked about, which have been rumoured for a while etc. but will not be launched next week. If my calculations are correct, Ryanair will have two sur...

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by vfw614
Sat Jan 26, 2002 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Ryanair Routes Leaked...
Replies: 12
Views: 2180

RE: New Ryanair Routes Leaked...

Airblue,

indeed Stansted - Bergamo is a hot candidate; I have heard that as well but cannot confirm it from independent sources like the other routes.

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by vfw614
Sat Jan 26, 2002 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Ryanair Routes Leaked...
Replies: 12
Views: 2180

RE: New Ryanair Routes Leaked...

Andreas, LCY - TXL was axed in November 2001. Only services at the moment are SXF-STN by buzz ans TXL-LHR by BA. The newspapers report SXF as the Berlin gateway, but there have always been rumours that Ryanair is looking into the former military airfield Finow close to Eberswalde, north of Berlin, t...

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by vfw614
Sat Jan 26, 2002 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Ryanair Routes Leaked...
Replies: 12
Views: 2180

New Ryanair Routes Leaked...

As it has been reported , Ryanair is to announce 6 new routes next Thursday. There are several local newspapers here on the continent that obviously have leaked some information with the help of the airport authorities. It looks as if the following routes will be added: Stansted - Graz Stansted - Be...

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by vfw614
Sat Jan 26, 2002 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate Of Ryanair's "old" 738 Order?
Replies: 6
Views: 2560

RE: Fate Of Ryanair's "old" 738 Order?

45 % ? They must be really desperate then. Well, as long as they don't give Ryanair money to take the planes.... Ryanair said it was an offer of a lifetime.

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by vfw614
Sat Jan 26, 2002 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Albanian Air Service (60s-80s)
Replies: 11
Views: 2132

RE: Albanian Air Service (60s-80s)

One addition, most of my information is from a fascinating book about civil aviation in the COMECON countries which dates back from 1980. It is a very thourough academic research on the subject but with very little information about Albania as this was at that time de facto no more a COMECON country...

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by vfw614
Sat Jan 26, 2002 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Albanian Air Service (60s-80s)
Replies: 11
Views: 2132

RE: Albanian Air Service (60s-80s)

In the post-communsist era Albanian Airlines was founded as a joint venture of Albtransport and Tyrolean Airlines in 1992; they operated one of Tyroelans DH8-100 (OE-LLI). Don't know about their routes which, I guess, must have included VIE because of the VO involvement. I think they disappared in 1...

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by vfw614
Sat Jan 26, 2002 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate Of Ryanair's "old" 738 Order?
Replies: 6
Views: 2560

RE: Fate Of Ryanair's "old" 738 Order?

If we assume 27 of the aircraft are indeed "only" renegotiated B737-800 orders from 1998 and another 21 are Boeing 737-200 replacements, the additional growth not announced before this week comes down to 100 - 27 - 21 = 52 aircraft. Quite a difference from all the headlines quoting "150 additional a...

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by vfw614
Sat Jan 26, 2002 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirMalta To Get Avro RJ's Back?
Replies: 34
Views: 3385

RE: AirMalta To Get Avro RJ's Back?

Air Malta actually served a number of smaller German airports like KSF, BWE or HOQ with the Avros in the mid 1990s. It was at a time when regional charters were quite popular here in Germany, with Hamburg Airlines and Eurowings also operating half a dozen or so BAe 146 from such airports to places l...

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by vfw614
Fri Jan 25, 2002 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate Of Ryanair's "old" 738 Order?
Replies: 6
Views: 2560

Fate Of Ryanair's "old" 738 Order?

What is the fate of Ryanair's old Boeing 737-800 order ? Is the new 100 aircraft deal the number of aircraft Ryanair will receive in total with effect Jan 24 or are they on top of the "old" firm orders ? I think they originally (in 1998) made deal for something like 45 aircraft, not sure about the f...

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by vfw614
Fri Jan 25, 2002 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New 717operators?
Replies: 23
Views: 1374

RE: New 717operators?

<b>flying-tiger</b> While I, as I said, don't believe that Deutsche BA will in the end order 717s, I can't agree with the cost issue. As far as I know, all Deutsche BA aircraft are leased and it is extremely unlikely that they would purchase a replacement aircraft. If they can get out of the lease c...

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by vfw614
Fri Jan 25, 2002 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight West Airlines F28 Retirement
Replies: 3
Views: 1654

RE: Flight West Airlines F28 Retirement

<b>SixStarAnset</b> what is the current status of Flight West operations ? I was in Queensland last year June when they folded, really sad to see Buchanan's airline going under - not always a smart idea to let your son run your business...... I seem to remember that they started again during the sum...

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by vfw614
Fri Jan 25, 2002 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New 717operators?
Replies: 23
Views: 1374

RE: New 717operators?

Not that I do believe they would, but: How about Deutsche BA ? Their Boeing 737-300s are too large for almost all routes they serve except at peak times on certain days of the week. To have something smaller in the fleet they have wet-leased a BAe 146-200 and someone from Deutsche BA told me a coupl...

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by vfw614
Fri Jan 25, 2002 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Albanian Air Service (60s-80s)
Replies: 11
Views: 2132

RE: Albanian Air Service (60s-80s)

The communist-era Albanian airline was Albtransport. It is reported to have operated sporadic flights to destinations outside Albania until early 1960. Later it obviously never appeared anywhere in Europe. In 1974, it had 2 AN2, 3 IL12 and 3 IL14 in its inventory. In jp airline fleets Albtransport a...

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by vfw614
Fri Jan 25, 2002 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa 747-200 Museum Journey. Newest Info!
Replies: 15
Views: 3977

RE: Lufthansa 747-200 Museum Journey. Newest Info!

It is sixty miles south of FRA.

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by vfw614
Fri Jan 25, 2002 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Orders UP To 150 New Boeing 737-800!
Replies: 26
Views: 6682

RE: Ryanair Orders UP To 150 New Boeing 737-800!

Ok, let us look behind the number "150" 150: 50 are options for delivery from 2011 onwards. O'Leary would have taken 500 options until 2030 if Boeing had allowed him as they secure him give-away prices. 50 options was probably all that Boeing would allow him, half of the binding orders. The options ...

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by vfw614
Fri Jan 25, 2002 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Beats A Retreat In Advertising Dispute
Replies: 17
Views: 1890

RE: Ryanair Beats A Retreat In Advertising Dispute

If Ryanair doesn't like the way Lufthansa advertises Milan, they can take them to court. They won't do it because they do the same, simple as that. You are talking in moral categories, not legal ones. Ryanair is not allowed to do something illegal because someone else is doing it as well. That's not...

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by vfw614
Fri Jan 25, 2002 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Beats A Retreat In Advertising Dispute
Replies: 17
Views: 1890

RE: Ryanair Beats A Retreat In Advertising Dispute

As far as I know, the dispute was/is not about the website (if so, Lufthansa could shut it down with the injunction if they would get hold of the company where the server is located), but about print advertising in newspapers where Ryanair is less clear than on its web-site. I doubt your argument th...

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by vfw614
Thu Jan 24, 2002 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Beats A Retreat In Advertising Dispute
Replies: 17
Views: 1890

Ryanair Beats A Retreat In Advertising Dispute

Even if on this forum many could not be convinced how laws work in Germany, obviously Ryanair has finally understood how it works: This is a German dpa-article, a short summary in English below with some additional input to make it understandable. <i>"Die irische Billigfluglinie Ryanair hat im Recht...

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by vfw614
Wed Jan 23, 2002 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bmibaby Destinations
Replies: 10
Views: 1234

RE: Bmibaby Destinations

Seriously, I'd guess Dublin is a pre-emptive strike against Go, who having already announced GLA and EDI would probably look towards DUB in the not too distant future

Go is axing the GLA-DUB and EDI-DUB routes with effect this March....

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by vfw614
Wed Jan 23, 2002 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Destignations Serves RJ 340-200's
Replies: 4
Views: 1676

RE: What Destignations Serves RJ 340-200's

The A340 is a second-hand aircraft; it belonged to the Sultan of Brunei before it was sold to Jordan to replace a TriStar 500 used by the Royal Family. So it was never an "airliner".

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by vfw614
Wed Jan 23, 2002 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No More DUS - Ord!
Replies: 4
Views: 1592

RE: No More DUS - Ord!

Lufthansa has axed the DUS-EWR service after 9/11 which means that Star Alliance travellers to the East Coast via ORD would have do quite a lot of backtracking to get to their destination (in addition to the fact that the arrival at ORD was quite late in the evening, AFAIK)

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by vfw614
Wed Jan 23, 2002 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Threatens To Start Budget Flights
Replies: 26
Views: 2458

RE: Lufthansa Threatens To Start Budget Flights

What's the difference ? Lufthansa had a disguised low-fare operation when they were trying to fight off Ryanair and Go at Stansted - cheap flights with literally no in-flight service from FRA, MUC and HAM using bmi A321s and B146s and LH mainline a/c. It is probably just a question of economics - ut...

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by vfw614
Wed Jan 23, 2002 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aurigny Air Services
Replies: 9
Views: 1698

RE: Aurigny Air Services

Excellent airline indeed. Have flown with them Guernsey-Jersey, Guernsey-Alderney and Alderney-Southampton. The last route is big fun, something like 35-40 minutes over water with a single pilot (in my case a lady) who collects her handful of passengers in the tiny lounge at Alderney International A...

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by vfw614
Wed Jan 23, 2002 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3 LH 742 In HHN
Replies: 73
Views: 3483

RE: 3 LH 742 In HHN

If it is -YM, I am lead to believe that the aircraft was actually donated by Lufthansa Technik, not Lufthansa (which might explain why LH did not know about it)

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by vfw614
Wed Jan 23, 2002 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Delta Transatlantic Flights
Replies: 12
Views: 3830

RE: New Delta Transatlantic Flights

The FRA-Bombay flight is doing okay. However, Delta wants to be able to feed it through AF, that is why they switched it from FRA to CDG.

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by vfw614
Tue Jan 22, 2002 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A319s From Canada To Europe
Replies: 54
Views: 3885

RE: A319s From Canada To Europe

Well, before they got their A330s, C3000 used B757 for their charters to Europe, so an Airbus A319 can be regarded as an improvment - more cabin width...

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by vfw614
Tue Jan 22, 2002 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Convicted Of Dumping
Replies: 24
Views: 2011

RE: LH Convicted Of Dumping

Laurens, <i>Vfw614, LH will have a hard time explaining why they have the EUR 100 one way fare only on the FRA-TXL route and not on the other routes</i> That is not the point. The point is whether or not you are price dumping. Of course you can adjust your fares according to demand and competition a...

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by vfw614
Tue Jan 22, 2002 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Convicted Of Dumping
Replies: 24
Views: 2011

RE: LH Convicted Of Dumping

Interesting that they say LH can´t cover its costs with 100 € but Germania can with 99 €. Somehow I don´t get it...

I think the argument is that Lufthansa offers "frills" (FFP, meals, newspapers, lounges etc.), Germania does not.

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by vfw614
Tue Jan 22, 2002 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest BAe 146 Or Avro Route
Replies: 13
Views: 3442

RE: Longest BAe 146 Or Avro Route

This must be the National Jet System Avro RJ70 service from Perth to the Christmas and Cocos Islands which is operated twice a week. Distance from Perth to Christmas Islands is 2.600km which comes pretty close to the max. range of 2.900. The aircraft is equipped Y71, but I am not sure if all seats a...

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by vfw614
Tue Jan 22, 2002 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Convicted Of Dumping
Replies: 24
Views: 2011

RE: LH Convicted Of Dumping

This is not entirely correct. Lufthansa has not been convicted yet. The cartel office has notified Lufthansa of its opinion and has given a Jan. 30 deadline to comment on its findings. Lufthansa already says the findings were based on incorrect assumption concerning its revenues / yields etc.

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by vfw614
Tue Jan 22, 2002 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3 LH 742 In HHN
Replies: 73
Views: 3483

Lufthansa's Flight Engineers

With the last Lufthansa Boeing 747-200 leaving the fleet in January and everybody mourning their departure (see the "Three LH742s at HHN thread), I am wondering what is going to happen to the last Lufthansa flight engineers - if I have it correct, the B747-200 was the last Lufthansa aircraft to have...

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by vfw614
Tue Jan 22, 2002 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3 LH 742 In HHN
Replies: 73
Views: 3483

RE: 3 LH 742 In HHN

<i>ZE was in YYZ on Jan 21...Si it's still going!</i> A couple of weeks ago, a Lufthansa source gave Jan 22nd as the last day of 747-200 operations; so you might have seen her the last time... Just to clarify, I did not mean to say that all three LH Technik aircraft have already been scrapped, but t...

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by vfw614
Tue Jan 22, 2002 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Augsbg Arws ER4 Leased From Cirrus - Which Routes?
Replies: 2
Views: 1179

RE: Augsbg Arws ER4 Leased From Cirrus - Which Routes?

AFAIK, the ER4 has long been returned to Cirrus (it was reported at www.jetstream.ch a couple of months ago). It was operated from October until December/early January on the MUC-PRG and DUS-PRG routes and to Geneva, if memory serves. The lease-deal forced Cirrus to reshuffle operations as they had ...

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by vfw614
Tue Jan 22, 2002 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHs First Strike Against Ryanair!
Replies: 106
Views: 3176

RE: LHs First Strike Against Ryanair!

Why doesn't Ryanair tell the wanna-be demonstrators that they could simply buy the ticket Ryanair will give away for free for 10 € as they do it in all their ads ? Maybe nobody would be so stupid to travel to Cologne, wait for hours in the rain, be hassled by police just to get something for free wh...

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by vfw614
Mon Jan 21, 2002 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHs First Strike Against Ryanair!
Replies: 106
Views: 3176

RE: LHs First Strike Against Ryanair!

Nothing is as constant as change. Tomorrow Lufthansa will have a laugh when the High Court in Cologne will decide whether or not Ryanair will have to lower their drawers and hand over 255 Grand (€ that is) for violating the injunction concerning their misleading ads.

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by vfw614
Mon Jan 21, 2002 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3 LH 742 In HHN
Replies: 73
Views: 3483

RE: 3 LH 742 In HHN

The three a/c scrapped at HHN were sold by Lufthansa to Lufthansa Technik for parting out. So legally, all this has nothing to do with Lufthansa (the carrier). The other five have not been sold and will go to the desert.

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by vfw614
Mon Jan 21, 2002 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Airlink DC-9?
Replies: 3
Views: 1100

RE: Nordic Airlink DC-9?

You mean - you have read that on the www.jetstream.ch website  Wink/being sarcastic ?

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by vfw614
Sun Jan 20, 2002 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHs First Strike Against Ryanair!
Replies: 106
Views: 3176

RE: LHs First Strike Against Ryanair!

Why Lufthansa is suing Ryanair ? Think about it that way - if you violate competition law, the result - as in this case - is that an injunction is issued against you and you have to stop the illegal advertising immediately. That is what sensible people tend to do - they have enjoyed a few days of sp...

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by vfw614
Sat Jan 19, 2002 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHs First Strike Against Ryanair!
Replies: 106
Views: 3176

RE: LHs First Strike Against Ryanair!

Laurens, of course Germany has implemented the directive concerning comparative advertising. But, as it has been said, even under that directive, you are only allowed to compare apples with apples, not bananas with apples. And this is, what German courts believe, Ryanair is doing - not in general if...

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by vfw614
Sat Jan 19, 2002 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHs First Strike Against Ryanair!
Replies: 106
Views: 3176

RE: LHs First Strike Against Ryanair!

First of all, we are not talking about how in general Ryanair can advertise Hahn - this is what Ryanair is communicating but of course it is, from a legal point of view, rubbish. The court decision, of course, was about one specific advertisement and they way Ryanair used Frankfurt-Hahn to advertise...

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by vfw614
Sat Jan 19, 2002 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Need Help: How To Do FRA-BIO?
Replies: 7
Views: 2332

RE: Need Help: How To Do FRA-BIO?

ALternatives are, as mentioned, Crossair via ZRH (Saab 2000, should be a nice change from the ordinary) and also DAT via Brussels (Avro RJ85 - that is if DAT still exists then). AF should be a mix of Fokker 100 and CRJs from Paris. And if you are into something special, you can always take a Ryanair...

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by vfw614
Thu Jan 17, 2002 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Extremly Dangerous Airports
Replies: 37
Views: 6004

RE: Extremly Dangerous Airports

How about London City - the 1199x30m runway resembles an aircraft carrier as it is a former dock in the old harbour area. Glide path is 5.5 and to the west, Canary Wharf Tower is pretty close. I love those elevator-like approaches and screaming engines  <img src="/discussions/graphics/winkani.g...

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by vfw614
Wed Jan 16, 2002 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3 LH 742 In HHN
Replies: 73
Views: 3483

RE: 3 LH 742 In HHN

As far as I know, ZE and ZH are scheduled to fly for LH until Jan. 22.

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