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by mercure1
Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus considering re-branding CSeries as A200
Replies: 47
Views: 4786

Re: Airbus considering re-branding CSeries as A200

Lets be honest Bombardier has a perception problem and lacks market confidence.

A rebrand as an Airbus product helps build market credibility and commitment in program.

Its can only be a good thing for products long term prospects.

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by mercure1
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Cadet Academy
Replies: 13
Views: 1738

Re: AA Cadet Academy

First step towards ab initio training

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by mercure1
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Top 5 busiest intercontinental long-haul routes for AMS, CDG, FRA, LHR by 2017 pax traffic in comparative light
Replies: 42
Views: 6721

Re: Top 5 busiest intercontinental long-haul routes for AMS, CDG, FRA, LHR by 2017 pax traffic in comparative light

Listed traffic certainly not indicative of actual demand. For example from Paris only a fraction of listed 2mil pax actually visit DXB or DOH. LIsting of actual demand from various cities would be more realistic overview versus simply total traffic counts between major hubs which obviously are exage...

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by mercure1
Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANC-NRT feasibility on A321LR by AS/VX?
Replies: 77
Views: 7658

Re: ANC-NRT feasibility on A321LR by AS/VX?

ANC-NRT ESAD is roughly 3600nm using the 85% headwind probability figure. Easily within the estimated 4000nm range. ANC-PEK is around 3810nm ESAD during the most challenging headwind months. ANC-ICN is ~3810nm. ANC-PVG is 4330nm ESAD so it would only be feasible with a better SFC outcome or a lower ...

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by mercure1
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia lays off its EZE staff
Replies: 37
Views: 6563

Re: Iberia lays off its EZE staff

Quite normal. Its increasingly rare for airlines to maintain own staff overseas.

Simply put, the high cost and low productivity(due few flights) does lend itself to self-handling these days.

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by mercure1
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's Plans for Dulles
Replies: 72
Views: 7805

Re: United's Plans for Dulles

Current management wants to grow UAL.
Only hub that has some gates + excess rwy capacity is IAD. Makes sense.

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by mercure1
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL Q1 2018 results
Replies: 2
Views: 966

UAL Q1 2018 results

http://newsroom.united.com/2018-04-17-U ... erformance

UAL reported first-quarter net income of $147 million, diluted earnings per share of $0.52, pre-tax earnings of $184 million and pre-tax margin of 2.0 percent.
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http://newsroom.united.com/2018-04-17-U ... erformance

UAL reported first-quarter net income of $147 million, diluted earnings per share of $0.52, pre-tax earnings of $184 million and pre-tax margin of 2.0 percent.

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by mercure1
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Volga-Dnepr to withdraw from An-124 freighter contract for EU and NATO
Replies: 46
Views: 8128

Re: Volga-Dnepr to withdraw from An-124 freighter contract for EU and NATO

Well it was always a risk relying on Russia.

Wonder what the future holds for all the other charters the Russians perform for Western firms including US government?

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by mercure1
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 Air France unions plans strike
Replies: 100
Views: 12457

Re: 10 Air France unions plans strike

Additional strike date announced - 17 April.

This in addition to already announced 23-24 April.

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by mercure1
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Military Airport near Damascus completely destroyed by US,UK and France
Replies: 84
Views: 8935

Re: Damascus Airport completely destroyed by US,UK and France

Well DAM is certainly a military target so it being leveled would be appropriate. Airport serves as gateway to endless supply flights from places like Iran and Russia.

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by mercure1
Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Questions about trip to Bora Bora
Replies: 2
Views: 375

Re: Questions about trip to Bora Bora

Yes you can certainly remain at the airport however you will be in the public area which is rather bare. I don't even believe there are any concessions open all night due lack of flight activity. What is quite common is visitors spend one night in PPT either coming or going as you have seen inter-is...

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by mercure1
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 961
Views: 158678

Re: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations

TopBonus program will live on

Air Berlin liquidator of its Topbonus program expects to shortly sign a deal with a investor who will continue operation the program after a realignment.

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by mercure1
Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 Air France unions plans strike
Replies: 100
Views: 12457

Re: 10 Air France unions plans strike

23-24 April added to list of planned strike dates.

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by mercure1
Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the busiest airport with no jetways?
Replies: 28
Views: 3297

Re: What is the busiest airport with no jetways?

Istanbul SAW has no jetways and handled 31mil pax in 2017

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by mercure1
Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 Air France unions plans strike
Replies: 100
Views: 12457

Re: 10 Air France unions plans strike

Air France personnel are planning additional action on 10 and 11 April 2018.

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by mercure1
Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Fines Qantas - Cabotage Violations
Replies: 37
Views: 8062

Re: DOT Fines Qantas - Cabotage Violations

With pending JV, I doubt Qantas has any interest in being on the bad side of the DOT or having outstanding issues. I must say, I’m with QF on this one. Why shouldn’t they be allowed to transport passengers on JFK-LAX if they’re connecting to a QF coded and sold plane out of the country? Because code...

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by mercure1
Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Fines Qantas - Cabotage Violations
Replies: 37
Views: 8062

Re: DOT Fines Qantas - Cabotage Violations

Well Qantas has a big plane to fill from JFK so probably happy to try to sell any extra seats it can. But of course the whole thing is quite questionable as even in GDS there is a big warning about no-local sale and online customers only. I dont believe many would consider connection to another airl...

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by mercure1
Sat Mar 24, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR - proposed night time ban, 7hrs
Replies: 94
Views: 13425

Re: LHR - proposed night time ban, 7hrs

A hard curfew seems quite logical and in line with practices at many other major European airports (AMS, FRA, ORY, ZRH, etc)

Airline industry needs to learn to become a better neighbor and in return for expansion at LHR should willingly give up night ops in return.

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by mercure1
Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan Airlines reports US$525m profit
Replies: 3
Views: 1071

Hainan Airlines reports US$525m profit

It seems while HNA Group has its issues, the airline still generates profit. HU has been profitable last 9 years. Hainan Airlines, reported a CNY3.32 billion (USD$525 million) net profit for 2017, up 5.9% year-on-year, on revenues of CNY59.9 billion in line with analyst expectations. Hainan Airlines...

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by mercure1
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAS looks to return to LA and Paris
Replies: 26
Views: 4603

Re: MAS looks to return to LA and Paris

I find it interesting that after two foreign CEO which made the though cuts and followed a strict restructuring plan, there is now a local former pilot placed in charge that is talking about longhaul adventures again. Would be sad if airline fell back into its old ways.

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by mercure1
Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia Japan considers US West Coast service; 787s
Replies: 48
Views: 6843

Re: Air Asia Japan considers US West Coast service; 787s

In this story dated March 20, 2018 Fernandes says they are meeting with both Airbus and Boeing The expansion plan in Japan includes long-haul routes between Japan and Europe, as well as Japan and the U.S. AirAsia is in talks with both Airbus and Boeing to buy more wide-body, long-range jets. Fernand...

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by mercure1
Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAS looks to return to LA and Paris
Replies: 26
Views: 4603

Re: MAS looks to return to LA and Paris

Paris probably makes sense as AF itself also dropped KUL leaving the route unserved.

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by mercure1
Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNA's financial woes
Replies: 99
Views: 25737

Re: HNA's financial woes

https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/AC/Air ... -purchases
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AirAsia confirms talks with HNA about potential partnership/asset sale.

https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/AC/Air ... -purchases

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by mercure1
Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no US-Cyprus non stop?
Replies: 42
Views: 4986

Re: Why no US-Cyprus non stop?

Cypriot airlines have trouble maintaining some of their European links let alone far flung long haul adventure to US of all places. To put things in perspective the entire population of Greek Southern Cyprus is 800,000. There certainly must be larger cities even in the Americas that don't have a JFK...

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by mercure1
Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al Airlines posts deepening losses as market share shrinks
Replies: 47
Views: 6014

Re: El Al Airlines posts deepening losses as market share shrinks

I am not sure El Al is an attractive option for those outside Israel, or non Jewish passengers. Honestly in many decades besides one person I have never known anyone to fly El Al that was not Israeli or Jewish. While Israel is certainly an interesting destination to visit and seeing increased arriva...

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by mercure1
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian´s old longhaul fleet
Replies: 17
Views: 4108

Re: Austrian´s old longhaul fleet

As former CEO Jaan Albrecht stated in an interview - with OS marginal financial performance, it would need to "earn" the right to justify longhaul fleet expansion. OS has no god given right to long haul ops. By acquiring used frames, atleast is can keep expense down and hopefully allow rou...

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by mercure1
Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair buys 24.9% stake in Laudamotion
Replies: 60
Views: 8010

Re: Ryanair buys 24.9% stake in Laudamotion

Excellent.
Hopefully, this becomes a solid counterweight against LH Group.

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by mercure1
Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Starlux: Ex-EVA Air chairman's new longhaul airline
Replies: 34
Views: 13925

Re: Starlux: Ex-EVA Air chairman's new longhaul airline

http://www.air-journal.fr/2018-03-14-ta ... 95832.html
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Per French media Starlux to lease 10 A321neos for operations starting January 2020.

On widebody front looking at 14 frames with decision due by end of this year.

http://www.air-journal.fr/2018-03-14-ta ... 95832.html

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by mercure1
Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 576
Views: 151300

Re: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy

Well the Italian election is over, but there was no clear outcome. What will this mean for AZ?

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by mercure1
Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 Air France unions plans strike
Replies: 100
Views: 12457

Re: 10 Air France unions plans strike

Additional strike notice announced for March 30 by the inter-union grouping three pilot unions (SNPL, SPAF and Alter), two flight attendants and stewards (SNPNC and UNSA-PNC), and five ground staff (CGT, FO, SUD, CFTC and SNGAF), So now we have upcoming strikes March 23 and 30. http://www.air-journa...

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by mercure1
Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurowings could take over Swiss GVA ops
Replies: 33
Views: 3976

Re: Eurowings could take over Swiss GVA ops

It seems LX continues to struggle with GVA. Seems every few years they have to come up with new strategies to try to make it work.

And yes agree, GVA is a rather shame of a terminal.

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by mercure1
Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Airways loss doubles on intense competition
Replies: 76
Views: 12550

Re: Cathay Pacific Airways loss doubles on intense competition

He said Cathay would continue to focus on its turnround programme this year, and was hopeful the decline in passenger yields would slow “as global economic conditions improve”. :confused: :confused: Odds are if anything we are likely headed for another global slow down in the next few years. What w...

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by mercure1
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 Air France unions plans strike
Replies: 100
Views: 12457

Re: 10 Air France unions plans strike

https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-airfr ... KKCN1GP2M3
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Negotiations have ended with the company refusing staff proposals. March 23 strike to proceed.

https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-airfr ... KKCN1GP2M3

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by mercure1
Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation March 2018
Replies: 135
Views: 11979

Re: Turkish Aviation March 2018

djxxa wrote:
What are the reasons the first 787 delivery is in 2023 besides "Republic’s 100th year.”? Why wait 5 years?


Where did you get that idea? 1st 787 arriving in 2019. TK will receive 6 frames in 2019. 1st A350 in 2020.

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by mercure1
Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 Air France unions plans strike
Replies: 100
Views: 12457

Re: 10 Air France unions plans strike

Next strike date announced - March 23

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by mercure1
Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FT: UK-US Open Skies talks hit Brexit turbulence
Replies: 86
Views: 6913

Re: FT: UK-US Open Skies talks hit Brexit turbulence

Concept of ownership is a very basic rule when it comes to bilaterals and it would be wholly reasonable any UK airline seeking to utilize UK traffic rights be primarily of UK ownership.

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by mercure1
Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: La Compagnie moving from CDG to ORY
Replies: 9
Views: 3096

Re: La Compagnie moving from CDG to ORY

https://www.lacompagnie.com/en/la-compa ... -schedules

Looks like they manage to receive even more slots at ORY as summer schedule will be 13x weekly to New York from Orly!
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First flight from ORY will be April 22.

https://www.lacompagnie.com/en/la-compa ... -schedules

Looks like they manage to receive even more slots at ORY as summer schedule will be 13x weekly to New York from Orly!

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by mercure1
Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA and NCA rekindle partnership
Replies: 4
Views: 624

Re: ANA and NCA rekindle partnership

Ironic ANA and NCA might end up together again after all these years back where they started.

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by mercure1
Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX perpetual terminal patchwork with Midfield Satellite Concourse (TBIT)
Replies: 95
Views: 13340

Re: LAX perpetual terminal patchwork with Midfield Satellite Concourse (TBIT)

LAX is one of my favorite US gateways. Very reliable and rather easy to use. While terminals might need some work they are far better than before and new TBIT is fantastic. I would rather deal with any downsides of LAX than for example deal with delay and reliability issues of airports like SFO or J...

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by mercure1
Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Joon to take over Air France Mumbai service
Replies: 32
Views: 5680

Re: Joon to take over Air France Mumbai service

Joon longhaul fleet will grow from initial 4 frames to 10 per approved union agreements, so they will obviously pick up additional markets be they existing AF routes or all new ones.

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by mercure1
Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia sells aircraft leasing unit
Replies: 18
Views: 974

Re: AirAsia sells aircraft leasing unit

They have been trying to sell stakes the non-core businesses for a while.

In December press story it was estimated the lease unit value was USD 900mil, so this $1.18billion deal is quite good. Last year it was also reported sale could be to a Korean company. Instead BBAM is California based company.

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by mercure1
Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Joon to take over Air France Mumbai service
Replies: 32
Views: 5680

Joon to take over Air France Mumbai service

From 18 June 2018, Air France will transfer its Paris-CDG – Mumbai service to Joon. Operated daily by Airbus A340. Press release: http://corporate.airfrance.com/fr/actualite/laissez-vous-tenter-par-mumbai-avec-joon http://corporate.airfrance.com/sites/default/files/styles/main_image_node/public/joon...

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by mercure1
Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation February 2018
Replies: 116
Views: 9783

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2018

Considering major airports like Hong Kong transfered entirely overnight in mere few hours, a multi day phased transfer at Istanbul seems quite less stressful and less risky.

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by mercure1
Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: City Council Approved
Replies: 359
Views: 40845

Re: ORD Expansion deal close

This looks like the lowest bidder option.
Why not something more efficient like multi N/S satellite terminals west of the C concourse. Ala ATL or MUC.
Underwhelming.

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by mercure1
Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UPS sues EU over failed TNT deal
Replies: 9
Views: 1581

UPS sues EU over failed TNT deal

US integrator has sued the European Commission for US$2.1 billion over its decision to block the takeover of TNT in 2013, a decision that was later fully overturned by court in 2017. The suit seeks to recover cost associated with the merger along with punitive damages covering lost earnings as drawn...

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by mercure1
Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 Air France unions plans strike
Replies: 100
Views: 12457

Re: 10 Air France unions plans strike

Unions will have consultations next week about establishment of further strikes. Pilots union will separately consider establishment of longer term work stoppage that would exceed 6-days in length. http://www.air-journal.fr/2018-02-26-greve-a-air-france-lintersyndicale-se-reunira-le-5-mars-5195088.h...

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by mercure1
Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai runway to close for 6 weeks in 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 5106

Dubai runway to close for 6 weeks in 2019

One of the two runways is set to close for 45 days in April and May 2019. The southern runway at Dubai International Airport, which last year handled over 88 million passengers, is “nearing the end of its design life”. The runway will close from 16 April to 30 May 2019 for resurfacing and replacemen...

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by mercure1
Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Employees of American Airlines-Owned American Eagle Make Less Than $10 an Hour
Replies: 146
Views: 14188

Re: Employees of American Airlines-Owned American Eagle Make Less Than $10 an Hour

Even in Europe with our strict labor laws and social net we have plently of low pay jobs be it at the airport or working as a clerk at a market or attendant at gas station. No dpubt working these positions can be challenging to support a family, but I think the point that people must start somewhere...

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by mercure1
Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Return of SABENA
Replies: 28
Views: 5477

Re: Return of SABENA

Time to move forward not back.

Sure Sabena might have nostalgia for some but it was an endlessly troubled inefficient company.

Personally I hope LH Group further builds out the Eurowings brand and formaly folds SN into it. Very apt name for airline hubbed in the capital of EU.

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by mercure1
Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation February 2018
Replies: 116
Views: 9783

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2018

Regarding asphalt versus concrete since Istanbul is in earthquake zone asphalt which is more flexible is likely beneficial as once concrete slabs joints become unaligned the runway becomes very rough ride. I also presume since new airport is built on land which was only recently filed in and leveled...

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