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by vhtje
Sat Mar 06, 2021 9:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Western Sydney Airport VS Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport. Which one will be bigger?
Replies: 16
Views: 2173

Re: Western Sydney Airport VS Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport. Which one will be bigger?

Look at how cities with dual and multiple airports work in other parts of the world. In short, over time, each airport adapts to fulfil a specific role. London, for example has five airports: LHR - London’s primary airport. Major connecting hub and freight ops. Premium, full-service carrier routes, ...

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by vhtje
Wed Mar 03, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA to turn Air Japan into a new mid-haul LCC brand
Replies: 21
Views: 3980

Re: ANA to turn Air Japan into a new mid-haul LCC brand

Doesn't Air Japan do a bunch of mid-haul flying for ANA already? I looked to go to Australia a few months ago, and one of the cheaper options was ANA on a 787, operated by Air Japan: https://tstdrv914642.app.netsuite.com/core/media/media.nl?id=4359&c=TSTDRV914642&h=z7CHbKSgYtzUpsVnRKuiJ3HZQl...

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by vhtje
Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 busiest airports in the world 60 years ago (1961)
Replies: 36
Views: 9010

Re: 10 busiest airports in the world 60 years ago (1961)

Thank you for posting. Very interesting reading.

I wonder how differently it would rank, if airlines’ hub-and-spoke operations were excluded, so that only O&D passengers were counted?

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by vhtje
Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: LAS to be renamed for Harry Reid
Replies: 138
Views: 15056

Re: Official: LAS to be renamed for Harry Reid

If you look as far as Wikipedia, you will find plenty in Harry Reid's resume that is less than stellar. Best not to name airports after people. Best not to name airports after politicians . There, I fixed that for you. I do not have a problem with John Lennon or George Best airports here in the UK ...

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by vhtje
Mon Feb 15, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF - Project Sunrise
Replies: 345
Views: 61102

Re: QF - Project Sunrise

Snowball in hell chance of getting any investment banker living in Mosman to go to SWZ to catch the LHR or JFK. Pretty much, the target market for the Sunrise flights lives east of Drummoyne (more like east of the Harbour Bridge). Not only that, but the advantage of SWZ (no curfews) really doesn’t ...

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by vhtje
Sun Feb 14, 2021 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Dry airspace"
Replies: 37
Views: 5269

Re: "Dry airspace"

Do states have any power to legislate over what occurs inside an aircraft as it overflies the state? I am not American, but I would have thought that was an area of Federal jurisdiction…?

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by vhtje
Wed Feb 10, 2021 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways 787-10
Replies: 92
Views: 38371

Re: British Airways 787-10

777Mech wrote:
AV8AJET wrote:
No ATL service sadly


LB did a cargo run a couple of days ago.


(Hot) Captain Mark on Twitter was the captain on that flight, and posted some terrific shots from FL360 of New York on what was a very clear night on the Eastern seaboard.

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by vhtje
Mon Feb 08, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA abandoned Training Facility LHR
Replies: 19
Views: 30275

Re: BA abandoned Training Facility LHR

Hello. BA has a large Security team. They are responsible for a range of things including the safety and security of the hotels used for crew. BA crew hotels must meet demanding safety and security standards. Before BA enters into a contract for a crew hotel, the Security team check it over. If the...

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by vhtje
Thu Feb 04, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin (Texas) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 206
Views: 29790

Re: AUS Airport Announcement Tomorrow

sunking737 wrote:
New anti bacterial soap with in rest rooms?? With aloe


You, sir, win this thread.

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by vhtje
Thu Feb 04, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 59
Views: 20876

Re: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Does it even matter? If I was his family I’d be much happier with a garden or something of that nature named after him than a corporation naming an asset after him that you can’t even go and see (yes they can go spotting but come on). But plenty of airlines honour aviation pioneers and contributors...

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by vhtje
Wed Feb 03, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA abandoned Training Facility LHR
Replies: 19
Views: 30275

Re: BA abandoned Training Facility LHR

Good one guys. Openly film yourself trespassing, and name yourselves in the video, then post it on the internet for all to see. Mind you, the UK police are so useless, they probably won't do anything. I did do a 'safety awareness course' in that very facility back in February 2015. It was a paid thi...

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by vhtje
Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 59
Views: 20876

Re: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread - 2021

CWL757 wrote:
Plus I'd imagine BA would have the rights to do that, not VS.


What rights do you mean, and why would BA have them? Did BA sponsor him or something?

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by vhtje
Tue Feb 02, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New JetBlue Mint Studio suite
Replies: 170
Views: 19708

Re: New JetBlue Mint Studio suite

If this is what Jet blue wants to use for transatlantic, BA etc have a big problem Why? There are only two of the slightly larger "studios" per aircraft; I don't see such a big difference between the standard JetBlue Suites and BA's ClubSuite. JetBlue won't have the facilities in London t...

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by vhtje
Sun Jan 31, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Ends Plans to Fly Longhaul
Replies: 225
Views: 42199

Re: Norwegian Ends Plans to Fly Longhaul

Forgive me if this has been asked but what will happen to Norwegians 787s? Parked in a desert until someone else buys/leases them. Currently getting soaked for the second year running in a Scottish winter at Prestwick. Are composite-body aircraft better able to withstand long term storage in wet wi...

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by vhtje
Fri Jan 29, 2021 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Honolulu woman sentenced after intentionally severing FAA communication lines
Replies: 24
Views: 5354

Re: Honolulu woman sentenced after intentionally severing FAA communication lines

Can't read it, being located in Europe. But the author should know that the plural of aircraft is aircraft. This seems to be a growing issue (at least from my perspective). I suspect it may be a result of more and more articles being written by bots/AI. Edit: Written with the understanding that &qu...

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by vhtje
Sat Jan 23, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG airlines/brands outlook (mainly in Spain)
Replies: 35
Views: 5993

Re: IAG airlines/brands outlook (mainly in Spain)

With 25% ownership of IAG, how much would/does QR’s input affect IAG’s strategic and long term planning on IAG’s airline brands?

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by vhtje
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG airlines/brands outlook (mainly in Spain)
Replies: 35
Views: 5993

Re: IAG airlines/brands outlook (mainly in Spain)

What's the benefit of having a new AOC if IB successfully managed to negotiate an agreement with pilots & cabin-crew to operate LEVEL flights? Don't ask me. Ask IAG. That certainly was their intention back in 2017: Speaking to the Cranky Flier blog about the project, Walsh said LEVEL would use ...

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by vhtje
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG airlines/brands outlook (mainly in Spain)
Replies: 35
Views: 5993

Re: IAG airlines/brands outlook (mainly in Spain)

What if they merged Vueling and Level? With Norwegian not coming back to the transatlantic market and even worse, higher fares from the NYC area (where I'm at), I'd love another low-cost airline here. Plus, a Vueling A330 would look pretty cool. With regards to LEVEL, there is nothing to merge. LEV...

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by vhtje
Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man lived on the secure side of ORD for three months undetected
Replies: 49
Views: 7052

Re: Man lived on the secure side of ORD for three months undetected

Antarius wrote:
TSA - burning money and invading privacy with no value since 2001


Why would this be within the TSA's remit? Their job is to screen departing passengers, not to patrol and provide security to the wider airport.

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by vhtje
Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 59
Views: 20876

Re: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread - 2021

According to Plane Spotters.net, only two 787-9 (out of 17) were owned. Presumably these are the two that are the subject of this $230 million deal. Four out of seven A350-1000s are also owned. I presume these will be sold and leased back over the next few months. https://www.planespotters.net/airli...

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by vhtje
Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qatar Blockade Ends
Replies: 116
Views: 23810

Re: Qatar-Saudi Blockade/Airspace Deal Imminent

Any word on when QR will return to CAI? (Yes, I have Googled but cannot find anything)

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by vhtje
Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qatar Blockade Ends
Replies: 116
Views: 23810

Re: Qatar-Saudi Blockade/Airspace Deal Imminent

Sokes wrote:
Funny that people get worked up over the Nobel Peace price, a price that is given in anticipation of future good work.
The Swedish government would be stupid not to use it as a foreign policy tool. So the sensible thing is to ignore it.


Oh my. I feel embarrassed for you.

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by vhtje
Mon Jan 04, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue's first A220 rolls out/entry into service
Replies: 212
Views: 47168

Re: Jetblue's first A220 rolls out

Looks very sharp. Question: one of the objections stated about BA's World Tails design back in the day was that the myriad of tails was confusing for ATC: they couldn't easily and instantly identify aircraft as belonging to BA. Why is Jetblue, with its multiple tail designs, immune from the same cri...

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by vhtje
Sat Jan 02, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Israel and Jordan signed an agreement which allows Jordan's and Israel's airspace to be used
Replies: 53
Views: 10213

Re: Israel and Jordan signed an agreement which allows Jordan's and Israel's airspace to be used

RJ has been flying to TLV. So i'm not sure I follow what has changed? There wasn't a beef between Jordan and Israel like the rest of the gulf states. Jordanian flights to Europe and North America were already allowed to use Israeli airspace, now Israeli and Jordanian airspace can be coupled togethe...

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by vhtje
Tue Dec 29, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Amendment Agreement for IAG's Acquisition of Air Europa
Replies: 447
Views: 91979

Re: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion

So when does IAG actually take control of Air Europa? I have searched, and none of the news sites I have checked makes this clear.

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by vhtje
Tue Dec 29, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates unveils new Premium Economy Class
Replies: 105
Views: 14518

Re: Emirates unveils new Premium Economy Class

I like the muted tones, but the faux wood is very gaudy. How practical is that light colour in terms of being able to withstand heavy traffic and the associated knocks and scuffs? I Eire you it will not look pristine fir long.

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by vhtje
Mon Dec 28, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair route cull ?
Replies: 26
Views: 4100

Re: Ryanair route cull ?

Do we know exactly how the UK/EU commercial aviation relationship is going to pan out, now that the "deal" has been announced ? I've seen absolutely nothing mentioned in aviation terms. Other than that UK citizens will only require a visitor visa after X amount (180 ?) days in the EU ... ...

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by vhtje
Mon Dec 28, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair route cull ?
Replies: 26
Views: 4100

Re: Ryanair route cull ?

They move fleets between EU and UK registrations because of Brexit and prepare for the MAX acceptance and all that during the Covid chaos with travel restrictions popping up and going again. This leads to a lot of back and forth but in general they keep doing sales and offers. Let's wait until the ...

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by vhtje
Mon Dec 28, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair route cull ?
Replies: 26
Views: 4100

Re: Ryanair route cull ?

They move fleets between EU and UK registrations because of Brexit and prepare for the MAX acceptance and all that during the Covid chaos with travel restrictions popping up and going again. This leads to a lot of back and forth but in general they keep doing sales and offers. Let's wait until the ...

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by vhtje
Tue Dec 22, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DOT Approved Aer Lingus Joining the AA/BA/IB/AY Joint Venture (update, was tentative)
Replies: 42
Views: 6552

Re: Updated: DOT Approved Aer Lingus Joining the AA/BA/IB/AY Joint Venture (update, was tentative)

Does this mean that EI will be unwinding its relationship with UA? If so, when?

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by vhtje
Sun Dec 20, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dr. Peters to scrap additional A380s
Replies: 147
Views: 26380

Re: Dr. Peters to scrap additional A380s

We can do a comparison when the last A380 is retired from service. Given Airbus is still delivering frames (albeit slowly), it should be some years before we can make that call. It won’t, apparently, be long to wait. Which airlines will continue A380 ops post-COVID? As the pandemic has dragged on, ...

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by vhtje
Sun Dec 20, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dr. Peters to scrap additional A380s
Replies: 147
Views: 26380

Re: Dr. Peters to scrap additional A380s

The A380 saga is very sad. I am struggling to think of an airliner with such a short lifespan; a sad mix of misjudgement, ego and circumstance. I think even the Lockheed Tri-Star had a a longer career with airlines. Can anyone else think of an airliner with a shorter life? 747-8i. Does that count? ...

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by vhtje
Sat Dec 19, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dr. Peters to scrap additional A380s
Replies: 147
Views: 26380

Re: Dr. Peters to scrap additional A380s

The A380 saga is very sad. I am struggling to think of an airliner with such a short lifespan; a sad mix of misjudgement, ego and circumstance. I think even the Lockheed Tri-Star had a a longer career with airlines.

Can anyone else think of an airliner with a shorter life?

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by vhtje
Sat Dec 19, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports that can be accessed on foot vs airports that can only be accessed by car / train
Replies: 107
Views: 11438

Re: Airports that can be accessed on foot vs airports that can only be accessed by car / train

A weird one: you could walk to the terminals at CAI; they are accessible by foot.

But it would be very impractical. The airport isn’t really within walking distance to anything, with its long access roads. Not to mention, the heat. And dust.

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by vhtje
Sun Dec 13, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Person jumps fence at LAS, jumps on AS 737
Replies: 86
Views: 14918

Re: Person jumps fence at LAS, jumps on AS 737

I have questions! I apologise if the linked news story answers my questions, the link does not work in the EU.

1) How did he get onto the wing?
2) What was he trying to achieve?

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by vhtje
Thu Dec 10, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US DOT Grants ANC international passenger transfer rights
Replies: 70
Views: 9872

Re: US DOT Grants ANC international passenger transfer rights

I am confused. Are they saying that airside transfers will be possible at ANC? If not, forget it - what would be the advantage of routing through ANC from a passenger's perspective?

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by vhtje
Wed Dec 09, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is this Emirates new premium economy seat?
Replies: 37
Views: 8092

Re: Is this Emirates new premium economy seat?

But at what cost? Again, all of this is subjective and it comes at a cost. I rarely get out from my seat, even on a 12 hour flight so direct aisle access for me is not worth extra money. I'm a slender 5'11" 160lbs guy so seat width is also irrelevant. I don't particularly care for eating on pl...

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by vhtje
Tue Dec 08, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 493
Views: 29690

Re: Qatar Airways Announces DOH-SEA + Alaska Airlines Partnership

Where do Seattleites want to go on Qatar, in what numbers, to destinations not already served in a distance-efficient fashion by AS/partner carriers from SEA? Africa, Indian ocean, subcontinent and western Asia? For Eastern Asia and Australasia, they'd be better off flying westbound on CX/QF/JL etc...

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by vhtje
Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lest We Forget -- The Early Days Of The B727 With Four Crashes
Replies: 35
Views: 5934

Re: Lest We Forget -- The Early Days Of The B727 With Four Crashes

32andBelow wrote:
It was like the 70s


How embarrassing for you to show you didn’t even click on the link provided, much less bother to read the article. It was not ‘like’ the 1970s; it was the mid-1960s.

CNN Business wrote:
During a four-month period in late 1965 and early 1966, four new Boeing 727 jets crashed.

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by vhtje
Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 493
Views: 29690

Re: Qatar Airways LHR-DUB

Cargo routes are not "strange routes". You would be amazed at the routes that airlines fly e.g. recently Etihad Cargo flew BOM-PVG, and these happen all the time. Just going where the market needs them, and usually not bound to the same restrictions as passenger flights. Strange for cargo...

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by vhtje
Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747 catches fire in Spain.
Replies: 69
Views: 14258

Re: BA 747 catches fire in Spain.

Airways magazine is reporting that the fire is contained: https://airwaysmag.com/airlines/stored-british-airways-boeing-747-400-catches-fire-in-castellon-airport/?fbclid=IwAR0gVM7GW4gXkKPjTfDdAm-BOFE_SfrlUhh1Zg4HJiUtl6b87x4qyYPWYOY Slightly awkward wording, "There have been no injuries to regre...

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by vhtje
Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747 catches fire in Spain.
Replies: 69
Views: 14258

Re: BA 747 catches fire in Spain.

Source:SpeedbirdTV

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by vhtje
Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA 767s: Where did they fly?
Replies: 84
Views: 7294

Re: BA 767s: Where did they fly?

BA’s 767s had two distinct configurations, long haul and European. The long haul aircraft had 1st Generation Club World beds, whilst the European ones just had club Europe seats. My one flight in the first generation Club World was on the 767 to BWI. Most of my BA 767 flights were intra-European. On...

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by vhtje
Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US no longer a member of Military Open Skies treaty
Replies: 60
Views: 9437

Re: US no longer a member of Open Skies treaty

UpNAWAy wrote:
BTW this treaty allows Russia to spy on everyone, Europeans to spy on each other and no one really gets to spy on Russia. Typical Euro weak diplomacy.


Typical US-centric klaptrash.

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by vhtje
Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian News and Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1064
Views: 178135

Re: Norwegian News and Discussion - 2020

jfk777 wrote:
Sad to see Covid kill such a promising airline that recreated a market into the UK from America Laker and then Virgin launched themselves on. Loved the partially Red 787 fleet.so sad to see it end here.


Has the obese woman actually sung her aria yet though?

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by vhtje
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DOT Approved Aer Lingus Joining the AA/BA/IB/AY Joint Venture (update, was tentative)
Replies: 42
Views: 6552

Re: DOT Tentatively Approves Aer Lingus Joining the AA/BA/IB/AY Joint Venture

So when does EI unwind its relationship with UA? I assume this means terminal and gate moves for EI at various US airports? Moving from G gates to A gates at SFO springs to mind.

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by vhtje
Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates reports a loss of $3.4billion
Replies: 41
Views: 7337

Re: Emirates reports a loss of $3.4billion

It therefore stands to reason that EK would be creative (within the law; I am in no way suggesting they do anything illegal) in what they publish, to achieve that end. This is ridiculous. Every company in the world uses what ever means possible within the law to show a larger profit or a smaller lo...

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by vhtje
Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates reports a loss of $3.4billion
Replies: 41
Views: 7337

Re: Emirates reports a loss of $3.4billion

Onus on you. Disprove their number. EK has no the reason(s) to lie. EK in profit - fake news. EK in loss - fake news. Can't have the both ways. EK numbers are authentics. I beg your pardon, but EK have every reason to misrepresent their numbers. They do not need to publish their numbers - their sha...

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