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by Ryanair01
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Borghetti’s Virgin Australia
Replies: 59
Views: 6508

Re: Borghetti’s Virgin Australia

Excellent post and I think you’ve hit one of the nails on the head. I’ve said it before but there is something “trashy” about the virgin brand... like your aunt getting drunk at the BBQ and cracking onto your twenty year old mates... that doesn’t do it any favours in the corporate setting. I used t...

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by Ryanair01
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 350
Views: 28601

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

as Ethiopian will not be anyone's first choice (was talking to a flight attendant and they said a large proportion of western passengers are surprised that they have food onboard). Because they thought Ethiopian was a LCC carrier or because it is an African carrier? Sounds like a reference to the g...

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by Ryanair01
Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Borghetti’s Virgin Australia
Replies: 59
Views: 6508

Re: Borghetti’s Virgin Australia

I think JB will be remembered as a dinosaur who didn't notice the world had changed and bet against the market trends. He's the man who brought legacy hang ups to a start up airline, who bet heavily on the resources sector just before the peak and who couldn’t capitalise on the Qantas grounding. In ...

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by Ryanair01
Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 230
Views: 20124

Re: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka

I really hope DL can make SEA-KIX work this time. I flew the route in 2013 and had a great experience on that flight. Plane was full going both ways and pax were treated like kings on those flights. I'm not sure what links there are between the two areas, I know Panasonic has operations in Washingt...

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by Ryanair01
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 230
Views: 20124

Re: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka

It does make you wonder about the SEA hub. Such a shame to watch DL destroy the NW legacy in Asia,

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by Ryanair01
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no LCC service BRU-LON?
Replies: 35
Views: 4132

Re: Why no LCC service BRU-LON?

It takes longer to fly than it does on the Eurostar. That's another killer as well. Look how long it would take from central London out to LGW, check-in and wait for your flight, then fly. Add on time spent in baggage reclaim and a customs queue, then the ride into Brussels. Where is the benefit of...

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by Ryanair01
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no LCC service BRU-LON?
Replies: 35
Views: 4132

Re: Why no LCC service BRU-LON?

tobsw wrote:
Eurostar cannot be the only reason. Paris is +- the same distance by train from London, but easyJet and Vueling fly the route.

Brussels is not that touristy after all.


I think it is the main reason, LCCs can make Paris work by carving out a niche because it is a huge market compared to Brussels.

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by Ryanair01
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas looking at ULR flights to CDG and FRA after successful launch of PER-LHR flights
Replies: 42
Views: 7027

Re: Qantas looking at ULR flights to CDG and FRA after successful launch of PER-LHR flights

AJ has also said the economics of the route are working and that the route is making Qantas money from Day 1, something Alan Joyce says that this is something he has never seen before, a new route making money straight away In fairness AJ is stretching the truth here. QF9 isn't really a new route, ...

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by Ryanair01
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stansted airport luggage chaos due to staff shortage.
Replies: 10
Views: 1259

Re: Stansted airport luggage chaos due to staff shortage.

This has been going on for sometime. I flew out on Wednesday last week, Swissport staff downed tools halfway through loading bags for a break. Then afterwards the started work again. Delayed us by about 40 minutes. I flew in Friday, plane couldn't get onto the gate because the stand guidance lights ...

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by Ryanair01
Mon May 28, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ETIHAD A380 to Berlin Schoenefeld
Replies: 7
Views: 3020

Re: ETIHAD A380 to Berlin Schoenefeld

EY will bend over backwards for Flight Centre.

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by Ryanair01
Sat May 26, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde, was it bound for disaster?
Replies: 76
Views: 10009

Re: Concorde, was it bound for disaster?

There's also a myth Jean Spinetta (Air France CEO) colluded with Airbus to end service care. BA wanted to fly the aircraft on until 2008 and then potentially 2015. Search the betryal of Concorde. Per comments by BA, something like 60% of their regular Concorde clientele were killed when WTC 1 and 2...

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by Ryanair01
Fri May 25, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde, was it bound for disaster?
Replies: 76
Views: 10009

Re: Concorde, was it bound for disaster?

I had recently been in touch with a former engineer who had worked on Concordes and now works on the 747 program. Through my extensive conversation with him, he had admitted the concorde had some flaws and that the engineers at Aérospatiale/BAC were concerned for the safety of the concorde pretty o...

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by Ryanair01
Fri May 25, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: WOW's Inaugural STL-KEF flight
Replies: 8
Views: 4344

Re: WOW's Inaugural STL-KEF flight

I've been on Wow six times over the last few months, someone else was paying and that is who they chose. I wouldn't have chosen them, but to be honest at the right price I would now. I've only had one flight delay, but then between North America and Europe in the winter that is pretty standard. That...

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by Ryanair01
Tue May 15, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why National Airlines never went Pacific
Replies: 70
Views: 4542

Re: Why National Airlines never went Pacific

The Trans Pacific route case is talked about here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transpacific_Route_Case United gained rights to Hawaii in 1947 providing Pan Am with competition. However it was not until 1969 that American, Continental, Northwest, TWA and Western were allowed to compete. National onl...

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by Ryanair01
Sat May 12, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan am long haul operations from Miami 1980-1991
Replies: 44
Views: 6352

Re: Pan am long haul operations from Miami 1980-1991

Pan Am rescheduled their routings quite frequently. If I remember correctly the main 747 routes out of MIA by the end were: - Rio - Sao Paulo or Sao Paulo - Rio depending on the day of the week (some days both ran) - Buenos Aires I can't remember if the tags onto Montevideo and Santiago were out of ...

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by Ryanair01
Thu May 10, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi
Replies: 161
Views: 15593

Re: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi

Having flown WW a330 and a321 I didn't find them any worse than the US3. KEF has multiple food options, many with really good fish! WW had good service. The only concern I have is that India flights are often have huge luggage counts. That could be interesting at check in. I hope it succeeds. I thi...

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by Ryanair01
Mon May 07, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes
Replies: 239
Views: 19001

Re: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes

And also are you trying to say high speed rail does not make money because companies use profit from high speed rail to maintain other socially important lines ? No. Commuter trains subsidize high speed rail, not the other way around. lol Running trains nonstop 18 hours a day is low utilization rat...

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by Ryanair01
Tue May 01, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW AIR adding 12-15 destinations in ASIA
Replies: 81
Views: 12570

Re: WOW AIR adding 12-15 destinations in ASIA

So...are they innovative or not? :) They do fly to TLV...and that is in Asia. Yes to some of the routes they fly no the the fare structure and BOB. Israel specifically mentioened Israel as it is in Asia and I find this an innovative route for a carrier like WOW. Sorry if this wasn't clear I guess T...

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by Ryanair01
Tue May 01, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Viability of LHR-KIX route
Replies: 27
Views: 5034

Re: Viability of LHR-KIX route

I think the problem for London is that by quirk of geography you can easily transfer through all the hubs you mention. I flew ANA LHR-KIX on a 742 non stop, all be it 18 years ago now. I seem to remember JAL flew MD11s. Beyond Panasonic, there aren't many Osaka businesses trading in the UK and vica ...

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by Ryanair01
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW AIR adding 12-15 destinations in ASIA
Replies: 81
Views: 12570

Re: WOW AIR adding 12-15 destinations in ASIA

I originally read this thread on the tarmac at KEF on a Wow flight, but then we went to take off! I've flown Wow on six trips over the winter just gone, not through choice, but because that's who paying the fare chose. Overall, Wow is not bad. They've sorted out the punitive baggage rules and you ca...

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by Ryanair01
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Narrow body hot and high performance
Replies: 17
Views: 2866

Re: Narrow body hot and high performance

The 737-800 has a larger than normal tail strike risk because of the stretch fuselage and low landing gear, which requires a slower more shallow rotation. That means you need to be going faster, which equals more runway. At a low level airport like SNA it makes very little difference, but at somewhe...

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by Ryanair01
Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 69033

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

The qantas 789 is lightly configured with only 236!seats. Of that only 160 are economy. They have also gone tonc considerable lengths to minimise weight. It is at the absolute edge of the aircrafts capabilities but they are confident they can do it. The published range of the 789from Boeing is 7635...

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by Ryanair01
Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021
Replies: 214
Views: 34924

Re: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021

The airport CEO has shot back at Lufthansa and suggested that instead of minding someone else's business they should concentrate on their own business, particularly on offering longhaul routes from Berlin.... Such statement can only come from the chairborne division ! TXL airport is just fullfillin...

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by Ryanair01
Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Post £28million Loss, First in 4 Years
Replies: 38
Views: 8423

Re: Virgin Atlantic Post £28million Loss, First in 4 Years

The 787 issues and subsequent costs to get alternate capacity is certainly a challenge, but did that really cause a £52M swing? The 787 groundings (10% of their fleet grounded at any one time) is one thing, but the weak pound is a double whammy - firstly hitting demand (the cost of US & Caribbe...

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by Ryanair01
Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic reveal "biggest revamp to economy class in a decade "
Replies: 12
Views: 4180

Re: Virgin Atlantic reveal "biggest revamp to economy class in a decade "

Sounds a lot like Delta's offering......

In all seriousness Economy Comfort is a decent middle when Premium is too expensive.

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by Ryanair01
Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did my 747 suffer a tailstrike?
Replies: 21
Views: 7939

Re: Did my 747 suffer a tailstrike?

The 747 sometimes has this shudder on take off, all quite standard.

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by Ryanair01
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Virgin Atlantic struggling on LHR-MIA?
Replies: 58
Views: 10001

Re: Is Virgin Atlantic struggling on LHR-MIA?

Erm, last time I checked DUB wasn’t in the UK..... It's still part of the British Isles and believe that is what the poster is thinking when saying UK. It is also still highly inaccurate. This oversight and its defense discredits anyone who seeks to speak about "UK" market dynamics with a...

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by Ryanair01
Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines will seasonally stop flights between the United States and Russia in early September
Replies: 37
Views: 9021

Re: Delta Air Lines will seasonally stop flights between the United States and Russia in early September

Hasn't just about every US carrier at one time tried the different airports in Moscow...and all have pulled out except for DL? So either everyone else saw better opportunities for the aircraft or DL hit a goldmine...I think its the former rather than the latter. The route has been operating for 30 ...

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by Ryanair01
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avalon - Australia's newest International Airport
Replies: 39
Views: 4404

Re: Re:

Which totally ignores where the majority of the Melbourne population lives, the demographic centre of Melbourne is in the Glen Iris area, which is not to the south west of Melbourne. When it comes to planning infrastructure it is built where the population is, that is why there is next to no public...

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by Ryanair01
Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Forward Bookings on Qantas PER-LHR exceeding expectations
Replies: 71
Views: 17131

Re: Forward Bookings on Qantas PER-LHR exceeding expectations

I suspect there is a big difference between re-routing the long established MEL-LHR flight via PER (in the past it has gone via SIN, now DXB) and starting a brand new route to CDG. When all said and done this is just a rerouted existing flight. In so far as I can see the two big advantages of this r...

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by Ryanair01
Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines that have made "the Jump"
Replies: 18
Views: 2536

Re: Airlines that have made "the Jump"

American, Delta and United were all quite late to the longhaul party.

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by Ryanair01
Mon Dec 25, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL ATL-LHR operated by 777 22DEC17-30DEC17
Replies: 9
Views: 4629

Re: DL ATL-LHR operated by 777 22DEC17-30DEC17

I fly quite a bit long haul, in the last year I've flow A380, A346, A333, A332, 789, 773 and 763. Although I like the 777, it is noisy compared to the Airbuses in my view. However the 3+3+3 cabin is very comfortable and in my view beats the A330 overall.

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by Ryanair01
Mon Dec 25, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What would Ansett Australia look like today? (Discussion)
Replies: 10
Views: 1567

Re: What would Ansett Australia look like today? (Discussion)

It was such a shame that the Tesna Fox-Lew bail out never got off the ground. Had David Bonderman brought his experience of financing the Continental turnaround and Ryanair growth then Tesna could have been very interesting. I suspect you'd have ended up with AN looking something like Virgin Austral...

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by Ryanair01
Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2.com EWR charters
Replies: 5
Views: 2355

Re: Jet2.com EWR charters

They do approximately half a dozen New York weekenders from a few UK airports. They are 3/4 night packages and there’s also one or two at around Easter time. Quite popular and avoids the hassle of having to connect anywhere. The A330 is a new addition and I believe is also operating a few NCL fligh...

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by Ryanair01
Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Article: 'Flying the Unfriendly Skies'
Replies: 108
Views: 16089

Re: Article: 'Flying the Unfriendly Skies'

There's quite a lot of basic flaws in this article's rationale. For example on fare price, it talks about a 1990 paper which found the speed of lowering air fares slowing after de-regulation - if you exclude oil prices. In aviation any sum that excludes oil prices is ludicrous, because it's the main...

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by Ryanair01
Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A300/A310 v 767
Replies: 83
Views: 16863

Re: A300/A310 v 767

In fairness the original A300 was more a competitor to the L1011-1, it beat the 767 into service by a decade. The A310 was designed for missions that today you'd probably see an A321 used for, that is around 2-4 hours with about 200 seats. Bear in mind shorthaul wide bodies were pretty common in th...

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by Ryanair01
Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A300/A310 v 767
Replies: 83
Views: 16863

Re: A300/A310 v 767

In fairness the original A300 was more a competitor to the L1011-1, it beat the 767 into service by a decade. The A310 was designed for missions that today you'd probably see an A321 used for, that is around 2-4 hours with about 200 seats. Bear in mind shorthaul wide bodies were pretty common in tho...

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by Ryanair01
Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 654
Views: 54309

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017

Gulf carriers now accounting for more than 50% of Australia – Europe passengers "In the last two decades, the gulf carriers have grown their market share considerably, now accounting for more than 50% of passengers to the region, and almost 15% of total market share from Australia." I fin...

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by Ryanair01
Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU airlines in trouble graph.
Replies: 20
Views: 6062

Re: EU airlines in trouble graph.

Pretty third rate crap in the main. THY is half owned by the government and they're not meaningfully restricted by EU bail out rules because they're not in the EU. Finnair is profitable, so the place on their chart is literally wrong (it shows a loss). Very pleased to see Monarch will outgrow their ...

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by Ryanair01
Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Wizz Air to launch LTN-New York/Toronto?
Replies: 88
Views: 15141

Re: Rumor: Wizz Air to launch LTN-New York/Toronto?

Would a refuelling stop not increase cost? LON-NYC could use a true low cost carrier, even Norwegian is not cheap. Jet 2 christmas shopping flights have got some great fares, more frequent flights at the same genuinely low cost fares would be very welcome.

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by Ryanair01
Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 654
Views: 54309

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017

Well to be fair, the TV networks, Fairfax NewsCorp, AusBT and a few others were probably paid very handsomely. QF are getting the money's worth that's for sure. Inaccurate and ill-informed: Qantas definitely didn't pay AusBT a penny for this, not any promise of ad campaigns or anything else. It's s...

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by Ryanair01
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Crossing the Atlantic for $100 (Norwegian BDL-EDI)
Replies: 20
Views: 14636

Re: Crossing the Atlantic for $100 (Norwegian BDL-EDI)

Nice report. It looks like a standard Europe LCC flight but going far, which is quite different to their Dreamliner offering. On a more general note, I do have to laugh at people's take on Norwegian. They employ some Thai flight attendants who work to, well, Thailand. I think that's an idea they sto...

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by Ryanair01
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to axe MEL-AKL and BNE-AKL from March 2018
Replies: 67
Views: 13459

Re: Emirates to axe MEL-AKL and BNE-AKL from March 2018

It's a shame but four A380s a day into Auckland was never going to be sustainable.

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by Ryanair01
Sun Oct 08, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Monarch Airlines fail?
Replies: 39
Views: 8658

Re: Why did Monarch Airlines fail?

Not too sure that they were focusing on sales through travel agents. Post the rise of LCCs Sharm, Turkey and Tunisia were all important niches for Monarch as they tried to avoid too much head on competition with the Easyjet and Ryanair. When those markets imploded it put them much more in direct com...

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by Ryanair01
Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded
Replies: 392
Views: 65470

Re: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded

The CAA want to get full credit..... for spending taxpayers money. Having said that, I'm not sure Monarch is entirely blameless either. If they are not actually totally bankrupt, then they should be repatriating their own passengers as far as they can, right up to the moment their bank balance turn...

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by Ryanair01
Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded
Replies: 392
Views: 65470

Re: Monarch in trouble (again)...?

luftaom wrote:
smileymilo wrote:
Is this not the biggest to go under since Pan Am?


I suspect that Ansett Australia was bigger. Malev might have been too.


Yes Ansett was roughly 4-5 times the size of Monarch.

Very sad for the Monarch staff.

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by Ryanair01
Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded
Replies: 392
Views: 65470

Re: Monarch in trouble (again)...?

IAG is an interesting prospect. Little stickers by the aircraft door saying, "Operated by Monarch on behalf of British Airways" (at significantly lower seat per mile costs) coming to LHR soon? It's not like our Alex doesn't like an LCC. But not using 737MAX - incompatible with BA's contai...

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by Ryanair01
Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded
Replies: 392
Views: 65470

Re: Monarch in trouble (again)...?

IAG is an interesting prospect. Little stickers by the aircraft door saying, "Operated by Monarch on behalf of British Airways" (at significantly lower seat per mile costs) coming to LHR soon? It's not like our Alex doesn't like an LCC.

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