Assume the Croydon airport no longer exists? Did a quick google map search and see something that appears to have been its existence, but I yield here to the experts It is closed and mostly build over, but the terminal building and control tower are still standing and used as a visitors center/conf...Jump to post
Surprised by the number of KLM flights. Are they allowing PAX transferring through AMS? Or are they running Cargo transfer flights? Pax are allowed to transfer, in fact that is what most of them do. Besides that and cargo flights, they still do some repatriation flights to get Dutch citizens back h...Jump to post
Yes and KLM for example flies to airports including within Germany that are less than 4 hours by train too. That would be Düsseldorf and Köln only, maybe Frankfurt of you catch the right train. And there are increasing voice in the Netherlands to ban short flights (below a certain distance) bit no ...Jump to post
Blerg wrote:Is Air France completely grounded or are they operating some flights right now?
The Whale killed by a microscopic virus. Among other factors of course... The real whales - the 747s - are still alive as the cargo versions are busy, in part due to the virus. I've never referred to the A380 as a whale - if forced into using a nickname, I'd call it Uncle Fester. Of course it is a ...Jump to post
Surprised by the number of KLM flights. Are they allowing PAX transferring through AMS? Or are they running Cargo transfer flights? Both. Some are cargo to and pax from a destination, some are cargo or pax only. A few, but it is decreasing, are flights to being back Dutch citizens stuck abroad. Man...Jump to post
https://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nieuws/categorie/2/airlines/wie-zijn-de-aandeelhouders-van-air-france-klm The Air France-KLM holding company, in turn, owns 49 percent of KLM's shares. The other 51 percent is in Dutch hands in connection with the retention of landing rights. The Dutch state has a 5....Jump to post
Ryanair is a highly successful European airline that has reduced the ticket prices and revolutionized air travel in Europe. They do not want help, all they want is a fair competition, which means letting uncompetitive and fat airlines die. While constantly brushing against the law, often seeing the...Jump to post
Just thinking out loud. LH has operating expenses and financial expenses in the order of 35 billion a year, that's about 3 billion a month. Now with most of its operations shut down and most of their staff on temporary unemployment or in other form of temporary leave, what's their residual monthly ...Jump to post
To put things into perspective, AF-KLM is bound to receive a state aid of the same order of magnitude: 7 billion from the French government and 2 to 4 billion from the Dutch government from what I've read in the last few hours. I am not sure about AF, but KLM only gets loans for which the governmen...Jump to post
How about going back to 100% fresh air in the cabin rather than recycled. A few percent more fuel burn is better than low load factors. Unless you have evidence otherwise, both big manufacturers advise to use recirculation, as the filters do a very good job in capturing the virus and this creates a...Jump to post
All of them will/have to follow. With exceptions for families.Jump to post
KLM reduces all employees hours (and pay) to 20%. The resulting gap is partly filled in by the government, but depending on ongoing talks, either fully OR 70% of the amount you would get when unemployed (which is 1500 euro net per month in this case). So either a really big decrease in monthly pay,...Jump to post
peterinlisbon wrote:I expect this to last 3 months. Think about it - once a person has recovered they are immune to the disease.
Most probably.. But what does that say for people that have to pay the morgage which is based on more than that amount? Pay the taxes based on that house, etc? And this concerns a lot more than just KLM employees, if this crisis continues for a long time, a lot of houses will be put on sale, withou...Jump to post
The resulting gap is partly filled in by the government, but depending on ongoing talks, either fully OR 70% of the amount you would get when unemployed (which is 1500 euro net per month in this case). 1500 euro net seems enough to survive in Netherlands. I am sure a lot of people live with less mo...Jump to post
We know this game already: profits are private but deficits are public (bailed out with national debt). At the same time we know taht national debts will never be paid off so it all boils down to being "too big to fail". Can't speak for every country, but when we rescued the Banks, we, as...Jump to post
KLM reduces all employees hours (and pay) to 20%. The resulting gap is partly filled in by the government, but depending on ongoing talks, either fully OR 70% of the amount you would get when unemployed (which is 1500 euro net per month in this case). So either a really big decrease in monthly pay, ...Jump to post
[quote="FluidFlow"Also France would only prop up AF but not KLM and vice versa. This could lead to different conditions for the different airlines and also lead to an end of the "unit". [/quote] Of course I can't speak for the governments in question and claims now may chance quo...Jump to post
Waterbomber2 wrote:Revelation wrote:readytotaxi wrote:
In light of this, of all European airlines, it looks like AF (and KLM, circumstances allowing) maybe one of the best equipped to weather this crisis.
readytotaxi wrote:Remember recently certain airline saying how unfair it would be to bail out Flybe, and now.......
ual763 wrote:Wait, so let me get this straight. Delta sends out an internal memo, and then also confirmed it saying they would NOT fly to continental Europe, only UK would stand. Now, they’re still gonna fly to continental Europe?
I flew KLM last October and no issue. I don't film the crew, I just take some random cabin photos and mostly out the window. I don't think they'll care about that. I actually haven't had an issue full stop in about five years. They don't care as long as you leave other people out of the shot, as th...Jump to post
Qantas says that if it cannot reach a deal with AIPA, it will approach pilots directly and offer terms. According to a report published overnight in The Financial Review, Captains would receive an annual base salary of USD$265,400, first officers would receive USD$175,370 and second officers would ...Jump to post
dtw2hyd wrote:Flanker7 wrote:my dear wife goes to Korea 4 to 5 times a year on KLM. Oh she's a crewmember.
So how is that supposed to prove there is no institutional discremination.
Definitely very interested in what AF/KL do. My company's cargo doesn't take direct flights to China usually, instead going over Europe with AF/KL on connecting flights. If they pull, I have some bad news to give my leadership, which is already in a tizzy because of that Forbes article yesterday th...Jump to post
European carriers cannot start new stations without union approval, so usually they increase frequency to existing stations. From management perspective it is a easy way out rather than picking a fight with the union or give into their demands. This is a major hindrance for growth in a competitive ...Jump to post
I think you guy are missing the point. It was probably the landing gear down lock pin the was left in - so the gear could not be retracted. The would only be able to taxi straight with the steering by pass pin. Exactly. It's amazing how off the rails a simple issue gets taken - even by the "in...Jump to post
The goal of the firefighters in not to stop Australia burning, it is already too late.
They can only try to save property and people, while waiting for the fires to die out.
A forest fire on this scale is not extinguishable.
A big(ger) plane might just be too much for the above strategy.
Don't know if this is a new development but Sky News UK just had a breaking news alert that Iran will announce the cause of the crash tomorrow. How did they determine the cause of the crash so quickly? Before the plane was on the ground Iran already declared it was because of an engine fire, so the...Jump to post
If they hold back on recorders, I think the west will stick to their own conclusions, and we know what they are right now. These demands for the CVR FDR to be handed over have to stop. Under international agreement (which includes the USA) the investigation is performed by the country where the acc...Jump to post
1) Let's say the first missile strike was when the transponder stopped - at this point the plane had already started to deviate from its intended course - why didn't the pilots contact ATC to request clearance to land at the airport, or to request clearance to do anything? If the radio had failed a...Jump to post
I've seen photos of what looks like a vertical stabilizer with logo LAYING FLAT on the ground and also seeing photos of a burnt fuselage wedged between buildings with the vertical stabilizer still attached...or are both pieces? Which is it? The picture you are talking about (buildings/stabilizer) i...Jump to post
I think what most people are having trouble with is the fact if it was an engine fire or engine failure how did it escalate so fast that essentially within 1 minute it falls from the sky? This would be a first in commercial aviation, of course just because somethings never happened doesn't mean it ...Jump to post
[photoid][/photoid] If someone hit the plane mistakenly for me it Is more likely to be USA rather than Iran. Iranians should know better that the airport Is close, the plane was following a normal route after taking off....Anyway I strongly believe it Is a failure or even a terrorist attack rather ...Jump to post
An engine failure is quite different from losing an engine..Jump to post
I am not sure what you mean with hurricane hunter shows, but if you are talking about research planes entering hurricanes and such, that is totally different than "normal" (heavy) turbulence. A hurricane is primarily horizontal windshear and while that creates quote some turbulence, it's m...Jump to post
I do know it is rather difficult to arrange the paperwork (veterinarian, customs, etc) for 28 horses if you divert to another country than planned. Besides that, horses do require different lodging than people and arranging that on short term is also challenging. I do also know they once diverted to...Jump to post
Yes, this is common among U.S. majors. I am also wondering - are economic advantages of this even noticeable? It seems to put more wear on one engine vs the other. The wear on the other engine is minimal at best. Taxiing is most often done with both engines on idle (minimum thrust) and even then th...Jump to post
Fume events happen on virtually every flight I'm on, on any aircraft type, when an engine is started during pushback and the aircraft is pushed through the resulting cloud of oily cold-start exhaust. I've experienced it on Embraers, MDs, 737s, A320s, 757s, 767s, and an A330. It's really nasty and o...Jump to post
Didn’t KLM cut a Brussels frequency in the name of the environment, wait two weeks, then announce austin with the slot? The timing may be off for that, but it felt that way. Seems like an odd way to help the environment. You can't expect an airline to stop flying out of environment concerns, it is ...Jump to post
Then again they are going to build a full size test track in the near future, Hardt Hyperloop is one of the leading innovators in that business and they are centred in Delft. One of the talked option is a test track in Flevoland combining it with a new LEY-AMS link, the investment money is already ...Jump to post
MOL loves to talk about Norwegian, which may well just be another way to erode confidence in them to either buy parts of their business cheaply or see them disappear completely, opening up more opportunities for them to open. I don’t think it’s professional to offer such opinions in his position ab...Jump to post
Heres hoping this is just the next step in their eventual exit from the marketplace. Nobody is forcing people to fly (*OR WORK*) with them. Numbers show not enough people are willing to fly with them, or, at least, not for prices norwegian needs to stay afloat without resorting to begging extended ...Jump to post
Heres hoping this is just the next step in their eventual exit from the marketplace. Why come up with such a puerile comment? Let me surmise...you’re either a troll or you’re an arch capitalist who dislikes upstart airlines and whose idea of “free” markets is a lack of competition, with the result ...Jump to post
I guess because we were very low to the ground and the bank angle was about 50-60 degrees each time. You were no where close to 50-60 degrees! You were 30 degrees at most. Airbus FBW airplanes won’t even allow you to bank beyond a certain limit. That is true, however that limit is 67 degrees. If yo...Jump to post