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by PanHAM
Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Berlin voters: TXL to stay open
Replies: 37
Views: 4371

Re: Berlin voters: TXL to stay open

People have a short Memory. THF and TXL had been the lifelines for an Island in the unfree world. In These times until 1990 the BAC1-11s and the 727/373 early models were much louder than what the Airlines fly These days. Not to mention the frequet sonic booms of the Russion fighter aircraft flying ...

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by PanHAM
Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anthony Weiner sentenced to prison
Replies: 5
Views: 158

Re: Anthony Weiner sentenced to prison

Can he get a new identity when he gets out? Oscar Mayer would be a Fitting name

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by PanHAM
Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Berlin voters: TXL to stay open
Replies: 37
Views: 4371

Re: Berlin voters: TXL to stay open

I do not believe a word any official of FBB says, nor any politician who is attached to this failure.. They quoted figures for oerating TXL saying that it would cost 1 Billion € to refurbish the place, pretending that are the cost for one year, same with the noise reduction plan. However, These figu...

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by PanHAM
Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German elections: exitpolls
Replies: 47
Views: 928

Re: German elections: exitpolls

We never had a Situation where one of the "big" parties pronounced, 5 minutes after 6pm, that they will no longer be available for talks. Leavig the only Option for a mes-alliance in a menage a trois. The liberals and the Greens are like fire and water.

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by PanHAM
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German elections: exitpolls
Replies: 47
Views: 928

Re: German elections: exitpolls

There was, until yesterday, a democratic Consensus that the democratic parties between them would be available for coalitions. That Basic rule was broken by he knee jerk reaction of the SPD. They did not do thmselves a favor, so it is fine with me.

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by PanHAM
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German elections: exitpolls
Replies: 47
Views: 928

Re: German elections: exitpolls

Yes, the greyish blue are the directseats won by Afw candidates. We should consier switching to the UK System - winners take it all - Especially after the SPD defected the democratic Consensus and declares that it puts the Party first and that they won't serve their democratic duty in buildingf a co...

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by PanHAM
Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German elections: exitpolls
Replies: 47
Views: 928

Re: German elections: exitpolls

There's a reason the Western world is a place you want to move to and the Islamic world is not. Muslims lived in most European countries for quite some time. With no issues or problems. Since it was made artificially to a problem in the 2000s.[/quote] This part belongs to the Quote. I hate These Mu...

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by PanHAM
Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency
Replies: 738
Views: 96075

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

CWL as Ferry Destination for 2 aircraft could mean that BA wants these for "Level".

Some Information on that bridging loan came up today. KfW charges 1 Mio € for costs and 11% interest p.a.. Considering the fact that Money is available in abundance this is pure Profit for the KfW Bank

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by PanHAM
Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency
Replies: 738
Views: 96075

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

LH is reported to have offered 200 Mio € plus 100 Mio € to cover for losses until the deal is closed. Considering the fact that AB is worth nothing this is a good offer.

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by PanHAM
Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency
Replies: 738
Views: 96075

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

I had a good laugh reading that good old Jonathan will relocate the AB fleet to Parchim. I should have topped that with Cochstedt.

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by PanHAM
Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Der Spiegel: Germany has purchased the Landshut 737-200
Replies: 15
Views: 3819

Re: Der Spiegel: Germany has purchased the Landshut 737-200

she has arrived in Friedrichshafen on board of 1 A124 and an Il76 welcomed by the Dornier Museum. The 737 will be shown afte refurbishment in 2019.

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by PanHAM
Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency
Replies: 738
Views: 96075

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

Seahawk, as long as EY signed for the losses there was no insolvency. Talks between EY and LH, which have taken place earier this year, are also perfectly legal and since bilateral Agreements are involved, it was also OK that the federal government was involved. The stupid remark about the"nati...

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by PanHAM
Sat Sep 23, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency
Replies: 738
Views: 96075

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

@filipair - AB was a dead man Walking when Mr. Winkelmann took over to lead AB into a controlled insolvency That was the best possible deal for the remains of the Company. And, there is no delayed insolvency when the main owner and creditor cross signs for the losses. Only after EY pulled the plug, ...

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by PanHAM
Sat Sep 23, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency
Replies: 738
Views: 96075

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

I see nothing illegal in appointing Mr. Winkelmann as CEO of AB. He even got his salary secured by a bank guarantee. Somebody has to sweep up the mess others produced. It is not Lufthansas fault and as I said before, there is nothing wrong to be prepared for the obvious. This Action by LH BTW was th...

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by PanHAM
Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency
Replies: 738
Views: 96075

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

Well it is common knowledge that LH was working on plan for the insolvency of AB for over a year. Yes, they were prepared and that is why the proceeding seem dubious. A LH manager becomes CEO at AB only to do his master bidding. I call it criminal and I hope somebody will go to court over it. Wöhrl...

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by PanHAM
Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency
Replies: 738
Views: 96075

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

The decision to favor LH and EZY was made by the creditors committee and they have Chosen the bidders who put the most Money into the insolvency mass. That includes the monies to Support the ops once the KfW loan is eaten up. The decision can be appealed of course but that will take up further time....

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by PanHAM
Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency
Replies: 738
Views: 96075

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

I mentioned here earlier that "the government" cannnot do what it wants. I have given a lot or arguments for the sake of a controllled insolvency. That is where the KfW was involved and the beneficiaries are the employees of AB and the passengers. Only tertiary is LJ and / or Condor a bene...

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by PanHAM
Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency
Replies: 738
Views: 96075

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

Comparing apples with peaches again. A leaked Pipeline is not an insolvency. A leaked Pipeline can be compared with a damaged road Bridge that results in weight reductions. No one pays Truckers etc for the detours. . An orderly conducted insolvency prevents such damages. The alternative would have b...

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by PanHAM
Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency
Replies: 738
Views: 96075

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

If the world was that easy, Revelation. Truth is that AB's Operation was inefficiet with many Money Drains, that was boke years ago but kept alive by a middle eastern Country with ambitions to dominate the aviation wold also outside their own Turf.. Blame EY and the People who run that carrier but d...

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by PanHAM
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency
Replies: 738
Views: 96075

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

Delta777Jet - trust me, i know the Business and the means of getting freight from A to B. Check the operating hours of FRA and Egelsbach. Check the cut-off and delivery times. That outfit flying the Short 360s lands at Coventry IIRC, no use for a 6 am delivery in London. About the 330 captured by EU...

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by PanHAM
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Poland wants to build new airport for Warsaw
Replies: 20
Views: 2891

Re: Poland wants to build new airport for Warsaw

If they start now they could beat Berlin. What they could do is dis-mantling the BER terminal and truck the pieces to Warsaw. Overnight That would give them a new Airport and Berlin the chance for a new start. Now for the serious side, you can place an Airport in the boonies, once it is perational i...

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by PanHAM
Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency
Replies: 738
Views: 96075

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

Assuming that U2 will win the TXLCGN route they might automatically inherit that at least until a new tender is out to competeMay be Germania is interested as well. Next - MUC-BER will be a 3 hour ride by Train from December onwards, depends on where you live in MUC or BER, the Train might save a lo...

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by PanHAM
Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency
Replies: 738
Views: 96075

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

Exactl, there was an article in FAZ last week metioning an AB Monopoly route in Germany TXL-SCN. A return flight at Peak times was available for more than € 1000. Flight time 1 :30 hour vs. 6 to 7 hours by rail.. Even Ryanair is charging high fares when the market allows that Which does not prevent ...

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by PanHAM
Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency
Replies: 738
Views: 96075

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

More to that, about 300000 passengers would have been left stranded in europe and North Amewrica with no means to fly them home in Peak season. OT but I've always found it odd that, in the UK at least, clients of holiday firms travelling by air are better covered that those using scheduled airlines...

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by PanHAM
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency
Replies: 738
Views: 96075

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

The tax payer is always, in personal Union, the consumer. The difference between the 2 halfs is , the consumer always has a choice. Overall, LH has no Monopoly except on some domestic routes. Even there, th competitor is German Rail. On flights from Germany to the Mediterranean, there is plenty of c...

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by PanHAM
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency
Replies: 738
Views: 96075

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

@YIMBY your first half sentence ia already wrong. A bank does not spend Money, they loan money. Which has to be paid back. The Bank is self sustainable, it does nt need monetary assistance, quite contrary. It has a Surplus every year. Now you tell me, where, under these facts, a tax payer is involve...

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by PanHAM
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency
Replies: 738
Views: 96075

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

...and again, the taxpayer is not involved. Even if the loan is completey lost, the bank would would make less Profit but still make Money Overall. Most likely the Bank will break even. If you do not fully understand my short Explanation about the KfW you can read a more detailled info on wikipedia

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by PanHAM
Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency
Replies: 738
Views: 96075

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

I had a good laugh about "cheap Money", IJ. Thanks to Mr. Draghi there is cheap Money around by the billions. Certainly not Germany's fault. Germany calls itself a social market economy. That means the interests of the employees have a higher value than the interests of the share holders. ...

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by PanHAM
Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency
Replies: 738
Views: 96075

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

Of course would no Commercial bank have given a single Cent to Air Berlin, unless the state would have guaranteed such a loan. My point exactly - Effectively state aid. When KfW gave the loan/guarantee it wasn't under the same level of expectation of scrutiny that a private bank would have been fro...

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by PanHAM
Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency
Replies: 738
Views: 96075

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

Regardless, I do think a controlled "dying" of Air Berlin is better for all in the long run. Nobody wants to see an overnight collapse and stranded passengers all over like we saw with Sabina and Malev. The thing being avoided is having the "national champion" compete with the R...

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by PanHAM
Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency
Replies: 738
Views: 96075

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

You cannot own something which you cannot sell and for which you have no right of disposal. That goes for the Government as well, they need a parliamentary vote for any changes in KfW. The Members of Parliament represent the 80 Million Germans and have the power of attorney. In case a parliamentary ...

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by PanHAM
Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency
Replies: 738
Views: 96075

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

Some information on the KfW Bank, which is not owned by the People, as some here assume and not by the government either. The owners are to 4/5 the Federal Republif of Germany and to 1/5 the federal states. The supervising Body of the Federal Finance Ministry and the legal form is a "Corporatio...

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by PanHAM
Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency
Replies: 738
Views: 96075

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

Some information on the KfW Bank, which is not owned by the People, as some here assume and not by the government either. The owners are to 4/5 the Federal Republif of Germany and to 1/5 the federal states. The supervising Body of the Federal Finance Ministry and the legal form is a "Corporatio...

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by PanHAM
Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency
Replies: 738
Views: 96075

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

AB was not "bailed out"- The Company is insolvent and will be broken up. Without the loan guarantee, the AOC would have been lifted immediatrely and the airine grounded. That would have given LH the option to do exactly that, pick up whatever they want, like 10 A332s with the Slots and Cr...

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by PanHAM
Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency
Replies: 738
Views: 96075

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

All this backhanded dealing given the government bailout sickens me. The airline needs to be sold or shut down. These shady, back alley negotiations and power plays are to the detriment of what remains of Air Berlin, its passengers and employees, as well as European Consumers. Truly scandalous. AB ...

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by PanHAM
Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency
Replies: 738
Views: 96075

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

I would have thought that DE would go for the AB Long distance netork. May be the financing was not possibe.

I wonder who picks that up........... What was the Name of that big German carrier?

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by PanHAM
Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike
Replies: 137
Views: 13347

Re: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike

AB has already called forward about 24 Million of that loan, one can assume that most of it is spent. When bad comes to worse, AB pays the pilots (and only the pilots) the difference between the maximum the insurance pays and their normal monthly gross pay.. That's when you have the key to the Compa...

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by PanHAM
Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike
Replies: 137
Views: 13347

Re: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike

@ seahawk - the wages are paid from the unemployment insurance, which would have helped with or without the loan. They pay for three months and the coffers of that insurance are overflowing, no Problem to pay out.
The loan is tfor keeping AB flying and protectig the AOC until an Investor is found.

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by PanHAM
Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike
Replies: 137
Views: 13347

Re: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike

It would have been smarter to shut it down immediately and provide 150M€ to other airlines to carry stranded passengers. Not really, as the loan is covered by saved payments for insolvency protection of the employees. There's no Connection between the loan and the insolvency payment of wages. These...

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by PanHAM
Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike
Replies: 137
Views: 13347

Re: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike

LOL, you made my day, Birdwatching.

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by PanHAM
Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike
Replies: 137
Views: 13347

Re: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike

AB is a bad example for comparing bankcruptcy laws n the US and Europe, particularly Germany.Consumers may protect themselves by covering insurance, paymet by credit Card may have covered that automatically but that is not the Point. If it wasn't for Etihad and the UAE, Air Berlin would have had to ...

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by PanHAM
Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency
Replies: 738
Views: 96075

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

They tried that and would hae had the Chance to become the second Airport after HHN. Unfortunately t state did not pay for the Advertising

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by PanHAM
Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike
Replies: 137
Views: 13347

Re: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike

They even get paid for the days they are "sick". It is hard to prove but it is actually raud. The Union should not Support tat at all, for the benefit of the majority of employees.

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by PanHAM
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency
Replies: 738
Views: 96075

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

Another buyer for AB has shown up, Mr. Jonathan Pang, owner of Parchim Airport near Schwerin in Meck-Pomm. He wants to relocate AB to his Airport which is about half wqay between HAM and BER. You can check this Information under "hey, I am also here, please listen to me".

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by PanHAM
Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike
Replies: 137
Views: 13347

Re: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike

@ revelation, no it is not illegal to take in loans when the proper procedures have been used.. In this case, the de facto owner Etihad had guaranteed all debt. That was illegal, or semi legal since they would have been allowed only 49,9%, But the Government did not want to pull the plug. That's pol...

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by PanHAM
Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airberlin axes Curaçao, Cancun, Havanna, Varadero, Punta Cana, Puerto Plata w/e 9/25
Replies: 37
Views: 5975

Re: airberlin axes Curaçao, Cancun, Havanna, Varadero, Punta Cana, Puerto Plata w/e 9/25

Indeed, with the return of most A330s not only the Slots have become worthless but the Crews as well. Something went fundamentally wrong here and it could be the pilots refusal to acknowledge the fact that they have no bargaining Position. A financially strong airline just needs to fax an LOI for an...

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by PanHAM
Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike
Replies: 137
Views: 13347

Re: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike

@Francoflier I agree with most of what you say. AB's fall is certainly not the pilot's fault. They have every right to fight for their rights. But if it is a losing battle from the beginning one question should be allowed: Would it be better to go down in style, accept your losses, show some solida...

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by PanHAM
Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike
Replies: 137
Views: 13347

Re: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike

The illegal wild cat strike may well be the end of AB ands that may be even tomorrow if the pilots do not return to work. It looked all so well with an orderly insilvency and the Invitation of bidders for what remained from theairline. Until 100 or so pilots walked out pretending to be sick, not kno...

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by PanHAM
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike
Replies: 137
Views: 13347

Re: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike

@Delta777jet - again, there is no more and there won't be an Air Berlin. Under receivership, all Management decisios must be approved by the appointed Administrators. Most definately, the AB Management could not "Transfer assets" to other companies. That would be fraud , simple as that. Th...

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