I've actually read in some old Air International magazines that I came across that the Soviets were interested in several western models. But the U.S boycotted these deals primarily out of concern that the engine technology could be used for military purposes. Hence, no sale. One of my professors at...Jump to post
SAS tried their luck, and failed with Snowflake. It did not last long. The problem for all of these that have been tried in the past is that union, wages and labor relations get in the way. In the cases of those who have tried (and failed) have been that they've had to fly low-cost, but with crew wi...Jump to post
I do not know where in Europe FR has all their maintenance bases. A "base" for FR and other ULCC carriers for that matter is more about the crews. They return home every night so that they never stay out. Cuts costs on hotel, transfer etc. I know Germanwings/Eurowings used to do this in th...Jump to post
Slimline seats started to be quite common towards the end of the 2000's I'd say. Some airlines have horrible seats, then again some airlines like the former Air Berlin and current LH and EW have great slimline seats. That being said, these seats are nice to sit in as long as the flights are not over...Jump to post
Does the Condor 757-300 have enough range to fly to MCI? I don't think Condor flies their 753s across the pond. Plus their 767s have fewer seats. As far as I know, Condor flies to Halifax, Canda with their B753s. As some have mentioned, Condor is not part of LH anymore. LH could maybe look for a se...Jump to post
I may enjoy a cocktail once in a while, but generally, I do not drink either. And never when flying. That is simply due to dehydration etc. As mentioned, sports fans, when drunk, usually have to leave the arena if they are a nuisance. If this is a recurring problem, at least some places here in Euro...Jump to post
Lufthansa Cargo does it at regular intervals.
The former MyTravel, now Thomas Cook occasionally arranged charter flights.
I’ve always thought it was interesting that the TWA and PanAm* brands didn’t survive. Sad that they were so damaged there was little to no brand equity left. *Aviation industry You could write a whole thread on PanAm alone, but it was unable to adjust after de-regulation. PanAm was THE airline ever...Jump to post
The truth is that, although 9/11 changed the industry forever, a lot of airlines were struggling before then. People like Carl Icahn and Frank Lorenzo (although at Texas International and Eastern Airlines) made enemies in a lot of places. TWA was a pioneer of many things. Mostly using the B767 to ga...Jump to post
I do not think LH wants to buy Alitalia. LH tried to enter Italy before with the Lufthansa Italia brand, but called it quits after a short while. Competition skewed in AZ's favor. If AZ were to fold, LH could come in and take over. It remains to be seen. IAG has bought shares in Norwegian. They are ...Jump to post
From what I understand of the article, LH will take the time until the summer of 2019 to decide the role the new 777's will play, which aircraft they will replace. THEN they will decide whether or not to put in a first class. Mr. Hohmeister then says that as apart of Lufthansa's strategy as a premiu...Jump to post
When the program was launched. There was an A380F option being discussed. FedEx and UPS were initially interested, but pulled out. Aircraft was simply deemed too large, plus plenty of second-hand aircraft on the market. What one has to consider is that, part form the long-haul flights, Cargo aircraf...Jump to post
Sad for HAM airport. Hamburg is Germany's second largest city with a healthy economy. It is strange that no direct flights to the US will exist in the future. I remember back when Lufthansa flew A310-300's to JFK from Hamburg. If Lufthansa will resume any long-haul services from HAM, it will be with...Jump to post
Lufthansa runs their own-branded lounges in cites like Dubai, Detroit or Boston even though they only have a single daily flight there (DTW). Popular European cities like Amsterdam or Barcelona do not have one, even though there are no fellow-Star-Alliance carriers based there. What is the logic be...Jump to post
Terrible costs from what I heard. They were overpaying for their leased planes and were also not cost competitive on maintenance costs. Meanwhile their fares were on the low side. I am not sure specifically how much they paid for their leased aircraft, but I know they leased a lot from TUIFLY and G...Jump to post
Too much expansion too fast by buying dBA and LTU in a short timeframe, then too many changes of direction and last but not least too many new CEOs in a short time, everyone of them having own ideas. Also I am pretty sure that the never opening BER is a big factor too, they intended to build up a b...Jump to post
Seasonal closure. Does CLE really warrant a year-round service? This is what FI did in MSP several years ago. However, after a few years, more people started traveling due to short connection times at KEF. In terms of time, e.g. getting to Oslo, Norway or Stockholm, Sweden from MSP. Icelandair is de...Jump to post
Later models will be more attractive for ACMI use or cargo conversion. Earlier models would be used until a major check was imminent and then, scrapyard. Sad to see these majestic "Queens of the skies" disappearing. Delta does indeed like to squeeze the last bit of life out of their aircra...Jump to post
Some A346's are being moved to FRA because of the A380's now coming to Munich. I addition, MUC will receive more A359's. My guess is that the A346's are replacing the A333's from FRA to add capacity (also, the resale value of the A346's are low due to not too many airlines operating them) The A333's...Jump to post
I suspect LOT / United will have this covered. If Dl were to fly to WAW, which Skyteam member would feed flights from there. Demand would not be sufficient alone. The passenger mentioned in the first post could have flown from Santa Fe to DEN, then with LH to FRA and then to WAW or UA from DEN to OR...Jump to post
Alitalia has indeed received a lot of subsidies over the past years. Especially when Berlusconi was in power. The EU should play by the same rules for all. Estonian and MALEV both went bankrupt because they were forced to pay back money they had gotten from their respective states and that the EU ha...Jump to post
I would like to see delta or Klm start an pitt to amsterdam flight on the 767-300er. I think there's enough room for that as well as aer lingus to Dublin and Norwegian to Oslo and Copenhagen. Pitt has a lot potential for Atlantic routes. Who would feed these routes in Pittsburgh? BA tried when they...Jump to post
As mentioned in another post, AMS most likely more transfer passengers than CDG.
A reason for using MAS a lot is that Northwest Airlines had a great relationship with KLM and a lot of slots when they were acquired by DL. It would make sense to continue that operation.
Hello, As someone who has written a bachelor thesis in Aviation Management myself this is what I would say. You seem to have several topics here, maybe too many that will not combine. Pick maybe one or two topics e.g. Human factors vs. Safety? Talk with your professor/supervisor to get an idea and/o...Jump to post
Wonder how this will go. Here you have a typical airline management view of "we need to save, let's outsource" You get a company that you may not know all that much about. Things went bad. Now the airline wants to hire people back, but only until they find another provider of services???? ...Jump to post
There should be some regulating, at least on long-haul flights. I am 6 ft 7 in. so you could only imagine. Fortunately though I am able to travel in Premium Economy or get an emergency exit. Either by asking nicely or simply paying for it. Airlines do cram more seats in their aircraft though. No sur...Jump to post
I remember about 10-12 years ago, BA flew 2-3 times daily to LHR. If memory serves me correct, it was dropped due to slots at LHR were needed elsewhere. I guess LGW is the only London airport not served from CGN at the moment. Eurowings, Ryanair and Flybe seem to have the rest covered. Cologne is Ge...Jump to post
Question: when the FAA certifies the max amount of passengers for a plane, how does it model that? I know that manufacturers have to actually use people to exit the plane in 90 seconds (?) before initial certification. Is that based on max capacity? Just wondering where the numbers come from. As fa...Jump to post
Milan Linate is the oldest airport in Milan, very close to the city, but it's small and can't expand. Therefor Malpensa was built, a big airport a distance away from the city with plenty of growth possibilities. But this distance away seemed to be too inconvenient for most people, they kept preferi...Jump to post
The Internet has the answer :) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airline_hub#Focus_city "In the airline industry, a focus city is a destination from which an airline operates several point-to-point routes. Thus, a focus city primarily caters to the local market rather than to connecting passeng...Jump to post
Great that KE will start flights to OSL. Although they will probably be seasonal. No real feeder traffic with One World in Oslo. It is not a new flight, as they have been flying summer charters to OSL for 3 or 4 times now. What’s new is they are increasing the number of flights Korean is not member...Jump to post
The point is, do you talk about primary cities, primary destinations, or primary airports, huge difference, but posters here seem to have fun to mix it up. OSL is not primary in any of those categories. But, in any event, as the author of this thread, I've already made it clear to you that I'm usin...Jump to post
Cosmic radiation, I believe it is called, is certainly one of the factors determining the amount of hours that pilots can fly each year. Also, certain corridors, e.g. Trans-Atlantic have more radiation at higher altitudes. Yes, pilots are more exposed due to being by more windows and not shielded as...Jump to post
The thing with Berlin in the past has been that although it is the capital of Germany. Apart form the Government, companies have not chosen to have their headquarters there. Finance has been in FRA, Media in HAM/MUC industry in DUS. Although this is starting to change. Low-cost carriers have blossom...Jump to post
Interesting. But good. Government ownership in airlines in the EEC is widely regarded as a no-no due to fear of subsidies and the like. Back in 2008, LH was indeed looking at acquiring SAS, but decided conditions were not right at the time. The governments of the three nations were willing to sell a...Jump to post
Great that KE will start flights to OSL. Although they will probably be seasonal. No real feeder traffic with One World in Oslo. As discussed several times on this thread. Asians tend to visit not just Oslo. Although Oslo is a fine city for tourists. They come for all the nature. Be it Fjords, mount...Jump to post
KLM has a lot of transit passengers. Especially trans-Atlantic. On other markets. How many would go from Iceland to e.g. Africa or Asia? As a passenger you would not fly eastward KEF-AMS then westward AMS-DTW for example. That is the answer. For Africa/Asia, they would use LH or AY or some of the ot...Jump to post
The old OSL Oslo Gardermoen airport did not have gates with air bridges at all. Passengers had to walk from the exit to the aircraft. SAS and Northwest Orient flew with B747's and DC-10's in the 80's and Scanair (charter arm of SAS at the time) used their A300's and DC-10's there well into the 90's....Jump to post
A lot of different opinions here. Politics will always have an impact when airlines are ordering new aircraft. Here is the situation: You have to remember that KLM and AF were two separate airlines at the time. KLM were looking for replacements for their DC-9's. They ordered Fokker 100's (partly a r...Jump to post
I think SAS has already been experimenting with NB on the Atlantic (CPH - BOS / EWR). That could clear the way for considerably larger A321LR's. https://www.privatair.com/sites/default/files/content_files/images/Content_SAS_737-20C%2B60Y.jpg https://www.privatair.com/news/23032016-1025/privatair-co...Jump to post
I think they will stay with their order of the A350's. If anything else. The A321LR, with a proper business cabin could maybe make sense on some thinner routes or to start new long-haul routes out of OSL perhaps.
But then again there's Norwegian..............
I heard on the radio here in Norway on Thursday that Norwegian has cancelled ten 787 orders. The divesting of the B737's are basically a sale/leaseback situation. The A320Neo's, I guess, will be used out of bases in Spain in the future, but until they get enough aircraft, they lease them to other ca...Jump to post
From what I know, VS and DL has a JV on the Trans-Atlantic market. Also, although Virgin Atlantic is a well known and recognized brand. It is simply not the brand that it used to be. All the image of a "fun" airline seems to be gone. They still have no real feeder traffic in Europe and add...Jump to post