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by rutankrd
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Antitrust Regulator to Investigate AA-BA Atlantic JV
Replies: 20
Views: 3789

Re: UK Antitrust Regulator to Investigate AA-BA Atlantic JV

Very odd choice of routes. Plenty of competitors on New York, Chicago, Boston and Miami routes? Not really when you have AA/BA as the dominant carrier in the markets. That is exactly what competition authorities worry about. Just look at the schedules tomorrow: LHR-BOS:4 of 6 flights op by AA/BA LH...

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by rutankrd
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no commercial jets airlines build with wing on the top?
Replies: 74
Views: 13224

Re: Why no commercial jets airlines build with wing on the top?

Suppose we ignore the following

BAE 146 SERIES
BAE RJX SERIES
DORNIER 328JET
ANTONOV 148
ANTONOV 158
ANTONOV 72
ANTONOV 74
BAADE 152 abject failure admittedly

None of the above are/were high wing then ?

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by rutankrd
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Pre-clearance in LHR?
Replies: 44
Views: 6774

Re: US Pre-clearance in LHR?

Not any time soon, although it is planned at Manchester in the T2 rebuild subject to inter government agreements in next few years

At Heathrow with US departures across three terminals it would cost a fortune and need so many US border agents on station it just won’t be worth it imho.

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by rutankrd
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGW L1011 Timetable services
Replies: 76
Views: 6980

Re: LGW L1011 Timetable services

Go to Flickr and search Eastern L1011 at Gatwick and hopefully your see the photos for yourself with the accompanying story. I could not find the photos, I will keep looking. Also, EA leased out planes to Air Algerie and Worldways Canada among others, so I think the date on the photos is key. World...

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by rutankrd
Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A380 to Dubai
Replies: 10
Views: 3810

Re: BA A380 to Dubai

Me thinks mxaxai was making a jest !

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by rutankrd
Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's future at JFK
Replies: 42
Views: 9306

Re: BA's future at JFK

Again give up on the 77ŵ JFK will be. 35J route pretty soon

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by rutankrd
Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's future at JFK
Replies: 42
Views: 9306

Re: BA's f

-B6 will rebuild T6/T7, so where will BA go? new T6/T7 or T8? -BA will gradually retire its B747 fleet in next couple years. If BA still cannot deploys A380 on JFK route, will they add more frequencies? The future of JFK- LHR is without doubt the A35J and by the way use of the 77w in current form r...

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by rutankrd
Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 2167
Views: 47754

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

Well, effectively the DUP runs the show.... No more than any other minority player in any coalition government. Sure, but in this case, it really is the tiniest of tiny minority players.The DUP makes up just 3 per cent of the coalition and 1.5 per cent of the MPs. And they really have the Tories by...

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by rutankrd
Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA Heathrow Terminal 3
Replies: 26
Views: 4185

Re: BA Heathrow Terminal 3

Yes it’s correct . Full list of BA T3 routes Accra Barcelona Bilbao Budapest Chania (Summer only) Gibraltar Helsinki Lisbon Luxembourg Lyon Marseille Palermo Prague Pula (Summer only) Vienna Warsaw Long-haul: Cape Town Denver Las Vegas Miami Nairobi Phoenix Vancouver Plus American JV codeshares and ...

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by rutankrd
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will BA/AA ever resume MAN-JFK in future?
Replies: 27
Views: 3500

Re: Will BA/AA ever resume MAN-JFK in future?

Both airline used two serve this route, but now leave VS being the sole player(JV with DL). I think MAN-JFK should support at least a daily flight for BA/AA. Oh and VS aren’t the only one serving the Manchester - New York market either United retain a full Daily year round connection to Newark whil...

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by rutankrd
Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will BA/AA ever resume MAN-JFK in future?
Replies: 27
Views: 3500

Re: Will BA/AA ever resume MAN-JFK in future?

Short and sweet not any time soon .

And the consensus among Mancunions particularly aviation enthusiasts is we don’t want them back !

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by rutankrd
Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no Virgin Atlantic / SAS service to Canada?
Replies: 25
Views: 4481

Re: Why no Virgin Atlantic / SAS service to Canada?

SAS carry loads of long haul A* and interline traffic via Heathrow T2 including with Air Canada . Virgin Atlantic ( Delta UK) has no one to feed their flights beyond Heathrow really and as for Europe- Canada on Team you are going via Amsterdam or Paris So Virgin now operates almost exclusively to De...

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by rutankrd
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA commencing LHR-KIX in 2019 Spring
Replies: 41
Views: 9296

Re: BA commencing LHR-KIX in 2019 Spring

gunnerman wrote:
JAL also used to operate a daily KIX-LHR. Clearly this isn't an easy route to make money.


And ANA as well , As I said before the Japanese economic stagnation did in the Japanese - Europe travel flows for many many years.

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by rutankrd
Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA commencing LHR-KIX in 2019 Spring
Replies: 41
Views: 9296

Re: BA commencing LHR-KIX in 2019 Spring

Osaka operated for decades and only really closed as part of the strategic partnership with JAL whilst overall the stangnating Japanese decade long enconomy pretty much reduced travel between Nippon and Europe across the board. Cedarjet the 77w offers almost the same elite class capacity today and s...

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by rutankrd
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Will AA Start Operating 787 At MIA?
Replies: 15
Views: 3908

Re: When Will AA Start Operating 787 At MIA?

Why does AA need the 788/9 at Miami right now ? Seems to me that the mix of routes suit the 77E and 77W on the longer routes and particularly in view of cargo uplift from Latin and Southern America combined with Max8 where capacity doesn’t quite meet the 77E minimums. Right now the most frequent 763...

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by rutankrd
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA dehub MIA?
Replies: 68
Views: 9052

Re: Why did UA dehub MIA?

Because they merged with Continental and the southern hub is at now Houston. With a limited number of South/Central American routes and limited onwards connections to the North East and Europe from Miami it hardly constituted a focus let alone functional modern Hub and Spoke operation. Let Face it N...

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by rutankrd
Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot seeks to capitalize on Moscow as sixth-freedom hub
Replies: 44
Views: 5736

Re: Aeroflot seeks to capitalize on Moscow as sixth-freedom hub

Actually from Russia s best friend the UK you know where those GRU agents managed to murder of one of OUR citizens. In earlier period of history that would have been a declaration of war . If you think I am a Troop supporter or indeed any of the new alt right across Europe including the UK ( so dang...

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by rutankrd
Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot seeks to capitalize on Moscow as sixth-freedom hub
Replies: 44
Views: 5736

Re: Aeroflot seeks to capitalize on Moscow as sixth-freedom hub

They’ll be planning this to counter the West once more, by blackmailing airlines to fly via Moscow regularly if they want to retain Siberian overflight rights ! After all they’ve used the tactic successfully for the boxflyers such as Lufthansa and Cargolux forcing stops in the tundra (Novosibirsk)on...

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by rutankrd
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why don't Japanese airlines fly to Africa?
Replies: 39
Views: 5984

Re: Why don't Japanese airlines fly to Africa?

Simply can’t make sufficient money period stop !

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by rutankrd
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AN 124 at McConnell AFB yesterday. Reason transporting fuselage for Spirit?
Replies: 14
Views: 3963

Re: Staying on top of deliveries

You'd think that with the backlog of airplanes overflowing at the factory in Washington, that they'd rather delay the fuselages rather than airfreight them over there. Right lay off staff great ploy when the issues are with engine supplier. Those global suppliers in the chain need to get paid and h...

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by rutankrd
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about foreign carriers and where they are based
Replies: 9
Views: 1048

Re: Question about foreign carriers and where they are based

Rules regarding freight operators are quite different to those of passenger operators. Cabotage is far more prevalent and indeed the US consolidators operations include aircraft based exclusively within the EU and South East Asia on the US register . An example is Fedex with a 757 based in Paris but...

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by rutankrd
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAAG In Portugal
Replies: 14
Views: 2145

Re: TAAG In Portugal

TAAG are an annex B carrier and are on the EU restricted airline list and may ONLY fly into Lisbon and Oporto with dedicated and specific aircraft and are subject to regular spot checks .
They may not fly to any other EU points without explicit exemptions usually political related .

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by rutankrd
Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Thai flying empty A380's to Hong Kong?
Replies: 27
Views: 10588

Re: Why is Thai flying empty A380's to Hong Kong?

Maintenance at HIAL. They fly the whale to Paris , Frankfurt , Tokyo and Osaka with seasonal operations on one of the two daily Heathrow flights . The A388 is rather premium heavy for Thai International being the only fleet to offer First Class and almost double the Business class seats of their 77w...

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by rutankrd
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot in Berlin
Replies: 10
Views: 2342

Re: Aeroflot in Berlin

Aeroflot have served Schoenfeld for just about ever (in Aviation terms!)

With multiple flights into Paris and Amsterdam every day what connections do you think even make sense over Berlin serously !

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by rutankrd
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEA Codeshare Agreements
Replies: 7
Views: 659

Re: MEA Codeshare Agreements

I think you may misunderstand some of the complexities and actual restrictions the can be imposed on codeshares . Unless they are contractual joint ventures, its more often the case that carriers can’t fix prices and schedules on the point to point sectors even within alliances for those very compet...

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by rutankrd
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: reports cash running out
Replies: 328
Views: 45685

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Neomax it never was any better ! Indian Aviation is a shambles has been for just about ever . A state airline that probably never made a bean in thirty years exists of GOI patronage. They can’t generate genuinely interest from anyone when they try to sell An international aviation policy still route...

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by rutankrd
Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA line up at JFK photo.
Replies: 127
Views: 27489

Re: BA line up at JFK photo.

Flight level under the current BA corporate strategy there will be fewer First class seats on each plane down from 14 to 8 the mix of C and W may well be higher than the 77w as well . It quite conceivable the revenue mix and yield combined with lower operating costs will be far better than the Queen...

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by rutankrd
Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA line up at JFK photo.
Replies: 127
Views: 27489

Re: BA line up at JFK photo.

FlightLevel BA operate the High J business heavy 744 in the main F14C86W30Y145 -thats a lower seat count than most 77w or indeed many 77e models crossing the ocean .They surprisingly short on low yield back of the bus traffic. BAs own 77w are F14C56W44Y183 . It is almost certain the A35J will take o...

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by rutankrd
Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air Serbia: from first to worst...
Replies: 20
Views: 3736

Re: Air Serbia: from first to worst.a

UA77e None has a rigid US style domestic first equivalent on regular short haul fleets within the EU although Finnair do offer their Business cabins on the A359 between Helsinki and Heathrow and Brussels most days . British Airways offer up the full experience on a daily 77E flight between IAG hubs ...

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by rutankrd
Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air Serbia: from first to worst...
Replies: 20
Views: 3736

Re: Air Serbia: from first to worst...

Business and fully flexible economy fares are very poor valued right across Europe period. All you are doing is giving the carriers a proforma advance payment for a few redeemable miles and maybe access to their lounges stifling the airport operators and their retailers of revenue. The actual cost o...

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by rutankrd
Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denmark calling the bailiff on Vueling
Replies: 51
Views: 8831

Re: Denmark calling the bailiff on Vueling

MOO . If the case has gotten to the High Court bailiffs the debtor has normally been given months and numerous opportunities to come to a settlement !

True once A High Court bailiff is instructed they react rather quickly and often with the support of other law enforcement agencies !

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by rutankrd
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denmark calling the bailiff on Vueling
Replies: 51
Views: 8831

Re: Denmark calling the bailiff on Vueling

May surprise you but ln many domains bailiffs don’t suddenly turn up without due notification, and a period on time for final settlement - Not even in the UK which probably has the highest number of enforcement collectors in Europe. Due process normally requires a period of notice in most domains. 2...

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by rutankrd
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Heathrow Hub?
Replies: 45
Views: 8465

Re: United Airlines Heathrow Hub?

United dispensed with the inter European operations directly as part of their fleshing alliance with Lufthansa. There Heathrow slots were all transferred to Lufthansa as part of the deal. Post the unification of Germany this lead to Lufthansa’s access to Tegal and the ending of the IGO operations by...

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by rutankrd
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 280
Views: 36401

Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

The configuration is 12 First / 60 Business / 399 Economy... I guess four passengers will have a big grin on their face... ;-) As far as I know Thomas Cook does not have a proper business class. No, but they have a 'premium' section. I'm guessing the 'premium' folks will be put in business on the A...

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by rutankrd
Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tanzania begins B787 ops, eyeing long-haul intercontinental routes to BOM, CAN
Replies: 11
Views: 2645

Re: Air Tanzania begins B787 ops, eyeing long-haul intercontinental routes to BOM, CAN

Behramjee I’d say since it’s been bough with Chinese money they’ll want to see it moving more crap and mineral prospectors into Africa first and foremost.

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by rutankrd
Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Mulling Airline Sale
Replies: 48
Views: 7738

Re: Thomas Cook Mulling Airline Sale

3AWW I think you have an impression TCX are somewhat larger at Gatwick than they are - peak season they have just 15 slot pairs in a 24 hour period and they have just one long haul aircraft based all week. In the scheme of things they are pretty small fry . Thomas Cook the holiday and flight divisio...

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by rutankrd
Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why arent Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia popular with carriers?
Replies: 75
Views: 10394

Re: Why arent Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia popular with carriers?

No way to make sufficient yields period stop.

All far to leisure price sensitive and only frequent flyers tend to be nannies and nurses .

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by rutankrd
Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where in the world can you still spot a 727 or a 737-200?
Replies: 47
Views: 4378

Re: Where in the world can you still spot a 727 or a 737-200?

Boeing 727 try Doncaster or Lasham .

Boeing 737 -200 Northern Canada

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by rutankrd
Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HiFly takes delivery of first A380
Replies: 179
Views: 51747

Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

Plenty of corral reefs in temperate even cold waters they aren’t unique to tropical oceans !

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by rutankrd
Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What changes will the new Pakistan government bring to the aviation sector?
Replies: 14
Views: 677

Re: What changes will the new Pakistan government bring to the aviation sector?

Great cricketer however does he really believe he can break the strangle hold of the generals and their cohorts in the ISI and before the next coup and certain assassination attempts. As for civil aviation PIAs on off on closure and replacement by the state will continue. The competing regional dome...

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by rutankrd
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA67 BCN-JFK diverting LHR now!
Replies: 9
Views: 4680

Re: AA67 BCN-JFK diverting LHR now!

Simple support and ability to burn off fuel.

If it ain’t life threatening however might impact on ETOPS Heathrow seems reasonably logical for American .

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by rutankrd
Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways to launch Gothenburg with 787!
Replies: 27
Views: 5643

Re: Qatar Airways to launch Gothenburg with 787!

Would they also capture some danish traffic if the fares are good? Almost no one in Denmark would ever choose to fly via Gothenburg unless you really really want to sit of a ferry to over three hours before and after . There are no flights of any significance either. Geographically close but for a ...

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by rutankrd
Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is BA fleet with oneworld livery only on 747?
Replies: 2
Views: 1389

Re: Is BA fleet with oneworld livery only on 747?

No and it’s logo not livery Oh and it’s ugly as sin !

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by rutankrd
Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which big airlines are not stock-based?
Replies: 14
Views: 2642

Re: Which big airlines are not stock-based?

It is indeed and the biggest threat to for profit aviation isn’t from the sand pit it’s from China period stop. It clear the op is and was trying to reignite the running the ME3 plus one debate from the US perspective of unfair and hidden subsides a debate the the US3 themselves have quietly parked ...

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by rutankrd
Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Southwest Really a LCC?
Replies: 79
Views: 5802

Re: Is Southwest Really a LCC?

TWA772LR correct LCC is a business model based on out sourcing just about everything including crew in extreme cases . What people confuse is the front end . Almost all these companies operate a complex algorithm for fare modelling - they are far better called flexible fares carriers imho. LCC does ...

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by rutankrd
Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London's Heathrow Airport Sometimes Hosts 'Ghost Flights' With No One on Them
Replies: 1
Views: 1087

Re: London's Heathrow Airport Sometimes Hosts 'Ghost Flights' With No One on Th

Very old story . Flights to and from Cardiff other than BA maintenance haven’t been done for several seasons now. Right now there is no requirement for those slot sitters as BA has a now developed schedule incorporating the former bmi slots . The airline that does retain a few slot sitters is KLM Ci...

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by rutankrd
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crunching numbers of Chinese governmental subsidies on international routes: A sneak peek
Replies: 11
Views: 2022

Re: Crunching numbers of Chinese governmental subsidies on international routes: A sneak peek

Revelation. Whilst curruption exists with in Chinese culture it’s not as persistent as other parts of the world - death is certain if identified prosecuted and sentenced. Think a large neighbour to its west is far more worrisome on that score ! Especially in my city and the surrounding country side ...

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by rutankrd
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crunching numbers of Chinese governmental subsidies on international routes: A sneak peek
Replies: 11
Views: 2022

Re: Crunching numbers of Chinese governmental subsidies on international routes: A sneak peekr

SQC Why do you find it shocking ? The entire Chinese aviation growth is nery more that a Government backed ponzi scheme and even that has some internal strife between central government agencies and regional government agencies. The Chinese tax payer is getting pretty poor deal across the board howe...

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by rutankrd
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Pays the Full Sticker Price for Airliners?
Replies: 3
Views: 1496

Re: Who Pays the Full Sticker Price for Airliners?

The after sales support contracts recoup much/most and all of those defined but rarely confirmed discounts for larger purchases .

Buy one BBJ or A319CJ and you will be paying list + + !

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by rutankrd
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Air Transat prepping for A321LRs by rapidly expanding in Europe"
Replies: 20
Views: 5254

Re: "Air Transat prepping for A321LRs by rapidly expanding in Europe"

My take remembering many of the A330s are subject to a winter lease and exchange agreement with Thonas Cook/ Condor for 321 capacity in the Northern Winter for the next few years. So some of these new 321LRs will be used to maintain and perhaps raise frequency a little, especially on the shorter UK ...

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