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by aviationaware
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018
Replies: 280
Views: 66483

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

But what can be seen of the crane still looks pretty yellow to me? Could be my computer's nightshift messing up the color tho.

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by aviationaware
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1062
Views: 107646

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

JetBuddy wrote:
aviationaware wrote:
Regarding the idea of a space station in a moon orbit vs a geostationary orbit, wouldn't a geosynchronous orbit not be much better with regards to radiation and overall reachability?


Geosynchronous moon orbit in a postition towards the earth


How would that work? Like, an L1 point location?

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by aviationaware
Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1062
Views: 107646

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Regarding the idea of a space station in a moon orbit vs a geostationary orbit, wouldn't a geosynchronous orbit not be much better with regards to radiation and overall reachability?

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by aviationaware
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Serial Stowaway Managed to Fly to London from ORD
Replies: 21
Views: 3768

Re: Serial Stowaway Managed to Fly to London from ORD

How in the world did Mrs. Ada Quonsett get onboard in the age of high security? A woman notorious for stowing away on commercial airplanes made it past two Transport Security Administration agents at O'Hare International Airport by hiding her face with her hair, and then stayed overnight at the air...

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by aviationaware
Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cathy pacific or Qatar for my trip?
Replies: 7
Views: 349

Re: Cathy pacific or Qatar for my trip?

Take CX - QR is owned by a state sponsor of terrorism, so every dollar spent for a ticket with QR indirectly finances terror organizations like Hamas.

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by aviationaware
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018
Replies: 280
Views: 66483

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

Lufthansa.io :3

No seriously, I don't think the web address on their planes is a big deal. It's not like they are flying around with a huge telephone number billboard livery like Easyjet did in the early days.

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by aviationaware
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why A-380 doesn’t sell in more densely populated countries?
Replies: 80
Views: 7292

Re: Why A-380 doesn’t sell in more densely populated countries?

neomax wrote:
The A380 is ahead of its time. China and Japan will need some sooner or later, as high congestion at airports is only going to get worse, and VLA's are the solution.


The Japanese population is shrinking.

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by aviationaware
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018
Replies: 280
Views: 66483

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

Bring back the big black nose...love it. http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-wjESlwQipw0/VNmv8wG86SI/AAAAAAAAJv0/5oMEY9XDqU0/s1600/Z%2Bretro%2B2.jpg well-done LH! I absolutely love it! I hope this is their real new colors That is a retro jet 747-8 that has been flying for some time now. It's not the new live...

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by aviationaware
Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB
Replies: 80
Views: 13836

Re: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB

We shouldn't drift into making believe that ordering the 779 or the A35J is an anomaly, Cathay has done it and other airlines will follow.

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by aviationaware
Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB
Replies: 80
Views: 13836

Re: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB

Now we have the A350-1000 in the 350 seat market, and the 777-9 in the 375 seat market, however you can basilly put 350 passengers into the A350-1000 before you get to the 777-9 empty weight. It means the fuel burn on the 777-9 will be higher than the A350-1000. So where exactly are we disagreeing?...

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by aviationaware
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB
Replies: 80
Views: 13836

Re: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB

zeke wrote:
You do realize the ZFW of an A350-1000 with 350 passengers loaded is about the same weight as a 779 DOW ?


We were discussing total passenger capacity, where exactly does ZFW/DOW/Any other weight metric go into that equation?

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by aviationaware
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1062
Views: 107646

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

It's difficult to understand all these safety issues. Space Shuttle ferried astronauts to the ISS, and so does Soyuz. What makes Dragon 2 (and Boeing's CST-100 Starliner) so difficult to meet similar safety standards? I very much doubt Soyuz fulfils those safety standards, yet NASA choses to remain...

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by aviationaware
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB
Replies: 80
Views: 13836

Re: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB

The A35K can also go 10 abreast. In an all economy layout, there is only a 35 seat difference. As zeke said, the 779X is hardly much larger. Only when you compare apples with oranges. Lufthansa uses 9 abreast in their A359 so there is zero reason to assume they would go 10 abreast in an A35J. Par f...

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by aviationaware
Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB
Replies: 80
Views: 13836

Re: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB

The 777-9 is much larger than the A35J and there is very little incremental cost to operating the A35J for an airline that already operates the A359. So I think the chances at Lufthansa are pretty good. The 77W to 779 is only around 1 row of business and two rows of economy, hardly “much larger” Yo...

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by aviationaware
Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB
Replies: 80
Views: 13836

Re: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB

The 777-9 is much larger than the A35J and there is very little incremental cost to operating the A35J for an airline that already operates the A359. So I think the chances at Lufthansa are pretty good.

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by aviationaware
Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul New Airport, Latest Pictures
Replies: 86
Views: 25407

Re: Istanbul New Airport, Latest Pictures

Supremely embarrassing for Berlin that Turkey can build a much larger airport in a fraction of the time it takes the Germans. Germany is really going to the dogs.

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by aviationaware
Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways tilts against reclining seats
Replies: 71
Views: 11184

Re: Airline with ‘poor door’ boarding now ditching reclining seats

On short haul flights I never recline my seat, even if flying in business class. I simply try to make use of the time to work... I don't either, but I only fly short legs up to 2 hours and we mustn't forget those planes also fly a couple of far longer sectors. LHR - IST is a 4 hour flight for examp...

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by aviationaware
Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1062
Views: 107646

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

What we know: 1) Congress sources say stage 2 & payload crashed 2) SpaceX says Falcon 9 performed nominally => if both is true, the only explanation is that the payload malfunctioned and sent stage 2 down into the ocean. Frankly, if it really was just some classified com sat I can't really see h...

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by aviationaware
Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing charges for diverted planes?
Replies: 50
Views: 7896

Re: Landing charges for diverted planes?

HI Do planes have to pay fees for landing in a diversion? If so can the airport charge what they like or is there special universal rates? Airports have public price lists which constitute standing offers for contracts. As soon as you put wheels on the ground, you close a contract based on implied ...

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by aviationaware
Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accused of bumping F passenger for congresswoman
Replies: 112
Views: 19914

Re: UA accused of bumping F passenger for congresswoman

einsteinboricua wrote:
Saying that SJL has a reputation for stuff like this almost implies that she purposely told UA to deny boarding to someone in F to make way for her


Bingo.

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by aviationaware
Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accused of bumping F passenger for congresswoman
Replies: 112
Views: 19914

Re: UA accused of bumping F passenger for congresswoman

I actually found Jackson -Lee's narration humorous and admirably restrained while also being coldly dismissive of the "disruptive passenger." It was ice cold. She accused Ms Simon of racism, which is probably the lowest route she could have chosen. That’s admirably restrained by you? Ms S...

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by aviationaware
Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accused of bumping F passenger for congresswoman
Replies: 112
Views: 19914

Re: UA accused of bumping F passenger for congresswoman

They didn’t say she switched flights, they said she cancelled. Not only does that not make any sense in the middle of your journey, it’s not even possible to cancel following legs once the first leg has been flown. It makes me rather angry to see how many people chose to believe United’s cock and bu...

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by aviationaware
Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accused of bumping F passenger for congresswoman
Replies: 112
Views: 19914

Re: UA accused of bumping F passenger for congresswoman

Anyone who has ever cancelld a flight through the United app knows the passenger is telling the truth and United is doubling down on a lie to cover a corrupt politician - this TPG stunt doesn’t add to the stories credibility but takes it away entirely.

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by aviationaware
Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accused of bumping F passenger for congresswoman
Replies: 112
Views: 19914

Re: UA accused of bumping F passenger for congresswoman

There is no evidence that proves the passenger cancelled. Period. All there is is evidence that SOMEONE cancelled. That could have been a United staffer who was intimidated by SJL for all we know, it wouldn’t be the first time. Who knows how many times SJL has pulled this stunt before and just been ...

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by aviationaware
Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accused of bumping F passenger for congresswoman
Replies: 112
Views: 19914

Re: UA accused of bumping F passenger for congresswoman

Basically the customer is saying there's a conspiracy, and people who like conspiracies believe her. Everyone knows (or should know) that you can't convince these people with proof. They'll just say it's part of the conspiracy. The only thing that comes close to proof here is the reputation Miss Ja...

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by aviationaware
Mon Dec 25, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 673
Views: 58523

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

Please dont make me respond to this ludicrous allusion.

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by aviationaware
Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1062
Views: 107646

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Archaic idea, but if it works to save money, what the hell!

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by aviationaware
Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK launches London Stansted
Replies: 79
Views: 12826

Re: EK launches London Stansted

Fab news for the Newmarket horse-racing community. We've been debating here on A-net for years that EK should look at STN, what kept them ?? I also wonder if we could also see EK trying an extra US route via STN. If I am not much mistaken, race horse containers are too large for belly cargo? I woul...

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by aviationaware
Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1062
Views: 107646

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

What a majestic sight. Can't wait for the launch.

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by aviationaware
Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: CX to leave OW for Star
Replies: 86
Views: 18505

Re: CX to leave OW for Star

A friend of mine who works for UA at IAD, just got out of a high level meeting with senior management from UA, and he was told on the launch of CX at IAD that CX will leave OneWorld for Star Alliance. Interesting news, wonder if BA/IB will join them at Star? I could see Quantas leafing OW as well g...

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by aviationaware
Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Another Patriot missile miss
Replies: 10
Views: 2345

Re: Another Patriot missile miss

salttee wrote:
The Saudis launched five Patriots, but the warhead came down beyond the Patriot site.


Very expensive failure.

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by aviationaware
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 673
Views: 58523

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

My bet is on the Luftwaffe keeping the Tornado, it seems to be the cheapest option with the fewest political problems. Not going to happen. The defense budget is increasing and they are already struggling to spend it. There will be purchases. The entire German defense contracting industry is alread...

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by aviationaware
Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa shows new Business Class seat
Replies: 71
Views: 21744

Re: Lufthansa shows new Business Class seat

United may, be using a Zodiac seat, the problem is that the Lufthansa seat is not the same seat. And that won‘t change just because some are too stubborn to accept that fact.

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by aviationaware
Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa shows new Business Class seat
Replies: 71
Views: 21744

Re: Lufthansa shows new Business Class seat

StudiodeKadent wrote:
seahawk wrote:
Looks like Recaro CL6710


Please tell me this is trolling.


The only trolling is your insistence that this is not a Recaro seat when it most definitely is.

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by aviationaware
Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 77W EWR-TLV, why?
Replies: 70
Views: 19475

Re: United 77W EWR-TLV, why?

1.5 million jews live in New York City. 500k total live in Tel Aviv. This should give you a pretty strong hint as to why they would put their highest capacity plane on that route.

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by aviationaware
Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa shows new Business Class seat
Replies: 71
Views: 21744

Re: Lufthansa shows new Business Class seat

StudiodeKadent wrote:
Yes, its Zodiac Optima.


Sorry, but this is 100% an adapted Recaro seat. Not even close to being Zodiac.

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by aviationaware
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1062
Views: 107646

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Exploding engine = rip FH first flight in 2017 I guess.

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by aviationaware
Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EL AL 787s cost $60M each? Typo surely??
Replies: 37
Views: 9552

Re: EL AL 787s cost $60M each? Typo surely??

El Al was directed away from A330s several times over the last 15 years. By people that know nothing about aircraft/airlines. That possibly let to friendly pricing to make up. Not ignoring the 787-9 seems a very good fit for El Al operations. The A330 is not the intuitive choice for El Al's route n...

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by aviationaware
Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EL AL 787s cost $60M each? Typo surely??
Replies: 37
Views: 9552

Re: EL AL 787s cost $60M each? Typo surely??

Without engines that cant be too far out though.

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by aviationaware
Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin final flight today Oct 27th
Replies: 34
Views: 4419

Re: Air Berlin final flight today Oct 27th

Positioning flights are still happening.

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by aviationaware
Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Has a Secret Weapon for Competing With the Airbus A321
Replies: 83
Views: 22171

Re: Boeing Has a Secret Weapon for Competing With the Airbus A321

Calling Airbus AB and Boeing BA isn't a thing and is annoying to read, don't ever do that again.

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by aviationaware
Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH retiring most (or all?) A340-600?
Replies: 139
Views: 36549

Re: LH retiring most (or all?) A340-600?

seahawk wrote:
And now that might be delayed by a lot.

As A343s and A333s are needed for EW; the A346 might stay a bit longer with LH mainline.


No.

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by aviationaware
Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 271
Views: 40432

Re: LH buys majority of Air Berlin

Imho it should be a rule in Europe that no airline should own more than 33% of all slots at an airport. They should be forced to hand all other slots over to the competition if the slots are demanded by other airlines. Only if no other airlines wants the slots the airline already owning 33% should ...

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by aviationaware
Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Lufthansa Start AUS?
Replies: 51
Views: 3857

Will Lufthansa Start AUS?

With BA bumping up to a 744, Condor now flying to Frankfurt, and Norwegian coming next year. Will someone tell the Lufthansa upper management to give AUS a shot... They have the aircraft for it. The a330-300, which seats 216, the same as the British Airways 787-9. I know this thread is 3 years old ...

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by aviationaware
Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian's next B787-9 tail will honor American baseball hero
Replies: 71
Views: 8246

Re: Norwegian's next B787-9 tail will honor American baseball hero

They should put people like Michael Jackson on their tails.

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by aviationaware
Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges
Replies: 184
Views: 30535

Re: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges

2) A wholly different question - and a question of Icelandic law - is whether Isavia can impound a third-party asset that is not onwed, but simply used by the debtor. Iceland is not a party of the Cape Town Treaty. It's entirely Air Berlin's fault for operating this asset into Icelandic jurisdictio...

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by aviationaware
Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges
Replies: 184
Views: 30535

Re: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges

Poor management on the part of Air Berlin, that's all this is.

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by aviationaware
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 175147

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

This is great news for the pensioners of Quebec.

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by aviationaware
Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Eurowings long-haul to consolidate at DUS, introduce business class
Replies: 37
Views: 7001

Re: Magazine: Eurowings long-haul to consolidate at DUS, introduce business class

Is it me or does it seem lufthansa group has no strategy for long haul eurowings. They just lost their biggest competitor. Of course this warrants a review of their strategy, anything else would be irresponsible. The article says that the business class seats will be "almost" up to Luftha...

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by aviationaware
Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes
Replies: 250
Views: 49119

Re: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes

It is legal to pay everyone with documented fees, under the table bribes are a violation. Part of the rules is to stop the practice. Airbus knew it was wrong. It is time to stop the practice. Well, to Airbus' defense: They introduced a very comprehensive BDSI policy a few years ago that heavily reg...

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