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by Airlinerdude
Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the ME3's expansion sustainable long-term?
Replies: 32
Views: 4763

Re: Is the ME3's expansion sustainable long-term?

We all know what happened to DL's CVG hub. A great connection point, but when fuel prices shot up, it was toast. What I'm worried about is if the same thing could happen to the ME3's hubs. -Ian Fuel prices increasing actually help these airlines. For one, fuel prices increasing typically means that...

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by Airlinerdude
Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA applies to use Qatari aircraft to cover strike
Replies: 169
Views: 39955

Re: BA applies to use Qatari aircraft to cover strike

Markie73 wrote:
Does anybody know if Qatar are providing a full in flight service on the covering flights for BA during the strike?.


Looks like BA catering with the addition of champagne. Someone else's trip report linked below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_JOTUn80Vw

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by Airlinerdude
Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC YUL-ALG and YYZ-BOM begin today
Replies: 21
Views: 4990

Re: AC YUL-ALG and YYZ-BOM begin today

http://www.travelweek.ca/news/two-new-routes-air-canada-mumbai-algiers-flights/ Anybody with info on either flight or opinions, feel free to post! Looks like YUL - ALG flight seems to favour a YUL POS, with very very light loads on the ALG-YUL flights, and nearly full on the YUL-ALG flights for the...

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by Airlinerdude
Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL releases anti-ME3 video
Replies: 196
Views: 23109

Re: DL releases anti-ME3 video

What a terrible piece of propaganda. DL should be ashamed of this video. Everyone knows the ME3 are not profitable.Of those 3, EK is probably the most financially sound but I highly doubt they are turning a profit (unless they are paying their employees just pennies). Emirates is profitable, accord...

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by Airlinerdude
Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL releases anti-ME3 video
Replies: 196
Views: 23109

Re: DL releases anti-ME3 video

I like the guy who says the flights are nearly empty, this is like a Zanu PF propaganda video and putting staff in it is so low. I don't care about subsidies as long as i get a cheap ticket i am ok. whether its a 17.5 in Boeing or 18 in airbus. I want to get from A to B cheaply and safely. That was...

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by Airlinerdude
Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL releases anti-ME3 video
Replies: 196
Views: 23109

Re: DL releases anti-ME3 video

The irony of all ironies is that Delta says nothing about the airlines with the biggest global subsidies - Air China, China Eastern and China Southern. These three airlines are totally distorting the Asia North American market. DL says nothing as they want a piece of that pie. In China, US carriers...

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by Airlinerdude
Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL releases anti-ME3 video
Replies: 196
Views: 23109

Re: DL releases anti-ME3 video

They are cooking the books and it's so obvious it's painful. These are the ENRON's of the airline world. The difference is ENRON didn't have enough government officials ego's riding on their 'success'. PwC are EK's auditors, if you know something that they don't, perhaps you should be contacting th...

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by Airlinerdude
Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL releases anti-ME3 video
Replies: 196
Views: 23109

Re: DL releases anti-ME3 video

They are cooking the books and it's so obvious it's painful. These are the ENRON's of the airline world. The difference is ENRON didn't have enough government officials ego's riding on their 'success'. PwC are EK's auditors, if you know something that they don't, perhaps you should be contacting th...

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by Airlinerdude
Fri Jun 30, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL releases anti-ME3 video
Replies: 196
Views: 23109

Re: DL releases anti-ME3 video

Seems pretty accurate. Believing these airlines are even remotely profitable is ludicrous. I'll agree that EY and QR are likely not profitable, however to group EK in that bunch is, as you put it, 'ludicrous'. Emirates has half a trillion in assets on order or on the line. Who finances that? Four h...

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by Airlinerdude
Fri Jun 30, 2017 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada downsizes 737 MAX 9 order book
Replies: 68
Views: 13091

Re: Air Canada downsizes 737 MAX 9 order book

Seems like a smart business move by AC to reevaluate their aircraft needs. A lot has changed in the Canadian airline industry since the initial order was placed. Westjet has become more competitive domestically with Q400s, and will soon become internationally competitive with B787s come 2019, along ...

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by Airlinerdude
Fri Jun 30, 2017 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL releases anti-ME3 video
Replies: 196
Views: 23109

Re: DL releases anti-ME3 video

Varsity1 wrote:
Seems pretty accurate. Believing these airlines are even remotely profitable is ludicrous.


I'll agree that EY and QR are likely not profitable, however to group EK in that bunch is, as you put it, 'ludicrous'.

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by Airlinerdude
Fri Jun 30, 2017 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL releases anti-ME3 video
Replies: 196
Views: 23109

DL releases anti-ME3 video

The latest in the US3/ME3 saga has Delta releasing a video titled 'educating employees on Gulf carrier subsidies'. Link: http://news.delta.com/delta-releases-full-length-video-educating-employees-gulf-carrier-subsidies?utm_medium=email&utm_source=skies&utm_content=3&utm_campaign=Delta+Vi...

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by Airlinerdude
Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Fined After Two 'Unsafe Incidents' in China
Replies: 42
Views: 10330

Re: Emirates Fined After Two 'Unsafe Incidents' in China

It actually says right in the article what the incidents were: During an Emirates flight on April 17, the crew misunderstood instructions and flew at a wrong altitude above Urumqi in Xinjiang, according to CAAC. In another incident on May 18, the airline’s radio communications were cut off over the ...

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by Airlinerdude
Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Announcement
Replies: 69
Views: 16133

Re: Chicago Aviation Announcement

My guess is the announcement of regular A380 service operated by EK starting in September or October.

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by Airlinerdude
Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways 2016 financial results
Replies: 14
Views: 4296

Re: Qatar Airways 2016 financial results

Interesting results. I was curious to see how much merit there was with claims of QR having interest free loans. Full disclaimer that QR's numbers are approximate without knowing the exact nature of the finance costs, and loan repayments. However, last year QR had QR19,397,000,000 in loans and paid ...

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by Airlinerdude
Sat Jun 10, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 1034
Views: 200980

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

In short, the A380s future is cloudy. Airbus is slowing down the production line to 1 per month or less and current orders take the line through ~2021 or so and you can make a case that customers like EK and SQ who like to replace frames on 12 year cycles might be able to keep the line ticking alon...

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by Airlinerdude
Sat Jun 10, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 1034
Views: 200980

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

This is my first post on airliners, even though I've been following the forums for probably 10 years now. I apologize for my naiveness, but would it be possible for RR (or EA for that matter) to consider developing a new engine to replace existing engines on existing airframes? What I mean is produc...

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