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by Jomar777
Thu May 23, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brazil: Foreign Ownership Limit of Airlines Eliminated
Replies: 53
Views: 6888

Re: Brazil: Foreign Ownership Limit of Airlines Eliminated

This is a massive opportunity for an airline to come in build another area of their network, can see an US carrier being interested, having the Brazil-US market monopoly.... Given how poor the Brazilian economy is with seemingly no light at the end of the tunnel, I doubt they are interested. Seems ...

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by Jomar777
Fri May 17, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does BA (and others) decide to use 20+ year old planes on specific popular routes?
Replies: 53
Views: 10998

Re: Why does BA (and others) decide to use 20+ year old planes on specific popular routes?

I think that this is related to BA's overall willingness to renew their fleet less often than anything else. They willfly old and new aircraft according to a combinaiton of cost efficiency and competititvity to name the two main (but not the sole two) reasons. Even when you refurbish an old aircraft...

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by Jomar777
Thu May 16, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why weren’t the A330s grounded after the pitot tube issues?
Replies: 94
Views: 16411

Re: Why weren’t the A330s not grounded after the pitot tube issues?

Basically, the MAX Fault directly contributed to both crashes since it kept pitching the aircraft down towards the ground. The AF447/A330 pitot issue only caused the Autopilot to disengage. It was a serious issue but a solution was already in place and the only unlucky thing was that the THALES pito...

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by Jomar777
Wed May 15, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar airways is drastically simplifying its fleet (plan)
Replies: 59
Views: 15795

Re: Qatar airways is drastically simplifying its fleet (plan)

The A321 is too big an aircraft for many a QR market especially during winter season when passenger loads fall considerably..In the Balkan regions QR flights have 50-70pax on a A320,which is configured in a very spacious layout compared to the 174-180 eurostandard..Imagine on A321..I can understand...

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by Jomar777
Tue May 14, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar airways is drastically simplifying its fleet (plan)
Replies: 59
Views: 15795

Re: Qatar airways is drastically simplifying its fleet (plan)

The reality for Qatar Airways is that it does not need at present a fleet of A320s and A319s since the blockade on the MIddle East. They used to fly a lot of those to Bahrain, KSA and UAE. They will use their 788s and A321s for the medium haul adjusting their schedule according to O&D. One of th...

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by Jomar777
Fri May 10, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to LGW, will UA and AA follow?
Replies: 51
Views: 9100

Re: Delta to LGW, will UA and AA follow?

They might be looking at other airlines that have been doing this. Qatar Airways is a big example - they are constantly expanding their LGW service to DOH since it is easier than get a slot compared to LHR. Emirates is the same. Qatar Airways have not been constantly expanding. In fact, it is their...

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by Jomar777
Fri May 10, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to LGW, will UA and AA follow?
Replies: 51
Views: 9100

Re: Delta to LGW, will UA and AA follow?

They might be looking at other airlines that have been doing this. Qatar Airways is a big example - they are constantly expanding their LGW service to DOH since it is easier than get a slot compared to LHR. Emirates is the same. Delta may fly their own aircraft there and use VS's infrastructure the...

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by Jomar777
Thu May 09, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Solution for drones over airports?
Replies: 53
Views: 3804

Re: Solution for drones over airports?

The solution is basically jamming equipment and counter measures. Law shold be simple - flew on Airport Restriction Zone = Drone shot down. This is the only way to stop this. I do not see really idiots/kids/morons flying them - I see at present covert environment activists behind all these drone act...

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by Jomar777
Thu May 09, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to LGW, will UA and AA follow?
Replies: 51
Views: 9100

Re: Delta to LGW, will UA and AA follow?

They might be looking at other airlines that have been doing this. Qatar Airways is a big example - they are constantly expanding their LGW service to DOH since it is easier than get a slot compared to LHR. Emirates is the same. Delta may fly their own aircraft there and use VS's infrastructure ther...

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by Jomar777
Thu May 02, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar resumes overflights of Syrian Airspace
Replies: 25
Views: 4440

Re: Qatar resumes overflights of Syrian Airspace

Does this mean that the routing has been approved by the civil aviation authorities of the destination countries? Or can airlines decide to use any routing the wish? That's my question too, EASA only increased the validity of the conflict zone warning 2 weeks ago, yet QR starts flying through to EU...

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by Jomar777
Thu May 02, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR to withdraw its A346 fleet
Replies: 38
Views: 11719

Re: QR to withdraw its A346 fleet

Qatara340 wrote:
Qatar A340s are my favorite birds. Breaks my heart to see them go so young. So many memories of the onboard lounge and those First Class cabins! I’ll have to find a new User Name now; moderators!


How about Qatara351 ?

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by Jomar777
Thu May 02, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar resumes overflights of Syrian Airspace
Replies: 25
Views: 4440

Re: Qatar resumes overflights of Syrian Airspace

I travel very often to Doha and am not fussed.
The planes fly over 40,000 feet and the actual conflict there does not affect such flights.
What still baffles me is the ability of KSA and Bahrain to keep their skies closed for a commercial airline and IATA do nothing about it.

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by Jomar777
Thu May 02, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates and LATAM announces Codeshare
Replies: 3
Views: 753

Re: Emirates and LATAM announces Codeshare

I wonder what Qatar thinks about it with its share holding in LATAM...and I wonder what AA thinks about it as AA is so against EK and QR while persuing JV with LATAM... Would not affect them too much since it is basically only the opportunity to exploit Dubai. There is no impact on US Operations (A...

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by Jomar777
Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier continues to disappoint
Replies: 30
Views: 10387

Re: Bombardier continues to disappoint

If Airbus manages to built up the new A220 final assembly line in Mobile fast and fill it with "converts" like mabye Southwest, it might see a long and healthy future. The Aircraft and Airs that is. If it does take off (I believe that it will...), Airbus will swap for the rest of the shar...

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by Jomar777
Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier continues to disappoint
Replies: 30
Views: 10387

Re: Bombardier continues to disappoint

If Airbus manages to built up the new A220 final assembly line in Mobile fast and fill it with "converts" like mabye Southwest, it might see a long and healthy future. The aircraft could see a healthy future while being the downfall is the company that created it. BBD appears to be gettin...

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by Jomar777
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM suspends GRU-FCO route
Replies: 47
Views: 6070

Re: LATAM suspends GRU-FCO route

Both Argentina and Brazil are not doing good, ... and LON-GRU with VS, which are rather unexpected imo... Are you sure about this? To my knowledge, VS does not fly to Brazil at all neither has plans to start. Would be nice though. As for the overall cuts, I do not see this as being an economic issu...

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by Jomar777
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Welcome to 'Cattle Class'
Replies: 114
Views: 19685

Re: Welcome to 'Cattle Class'

Do you think Ryanair are no passing on the savings when people who are willing to abide by their sometimes arbitrary rules book the £9.99 and £14.99 flights out of the UK where there is an airport departure tax of £13? Ryanair make roughly 8 euro per passenger flown. If that is not "passing on...

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by Jomar777
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Welcome to 'Cattle Class'
Replies: 114
Views: 19685

Re: Welcome to 'Cattle Class'

This idea does not save money for the passenger since airlines will not pass on the save to the final ticket price on a medium and long term (start selling them cheap and gradually increase price - just like with the no hold luggage fare). Do you think Ryanair are no passing on the savings when peo...

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by Jomar777
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Welcome to 'Cattle Class'
Replies: 114
Views: 19685

Re: Welcome to 'Cattle Class'

Well... I usually do not fly between the UK and Holland, France and Belgium. With something like this, my loyalty card with Sanef and Channel Tunnel will go sky high. This idea does not save money for the passenger since airlines will not pass on the save to the final ticket price on a medium and lo...

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by Jomar777
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?
Replies: 188
Views: 20898

Re: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?

There are several reasons for us to end up on a bus to or from the terminal: 1) Size of Aircraft (ATRs and Q400, etc, are more easier to deplane on the ground) 2) LCCS (prefer so that they use both doors and speed up turnaround 3) Long layover for the Aircraft (park at apron rather than take a gate ...

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by Jomar777
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Will Airbus move? A321XLR, A322 launching customers..
Replies: 72
Views: 13939

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Will Airbus move? A321XLR, A322 launching customers..

Prospect airlines for the A321XLR: Iceandair, AirLingus, Jetblue, United, Delta, Chinese Airlines. United must be a red hot customer. How else will they be able to dump those A350s that they're so desperate to get rid of? :duck: Do you have a source regarding UA's intention of getting rid of the A3...

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by Jomar777
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing committing economic suicide by opening China aircraft plants
Replies: 28
Views: 4039

Re: Airbus and Boeing committing economic suicide by opening China aircraft plants

Hmmm.. So, maybe we would consider whether our Mobile Phones, Washing Machines, TV Sets, Fridges, Microwave Ovens, Toys, etc etc etc (the list just goes on...) should not longer be built in China since, with the advent of Smart Appliances, they might conquer the world through our Kitchens and Lounge...

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by Jomar777
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Did Finnair Not Order The 787?
Replies: 102
Views: 12727

Re: Why Did Finnair Not Order The 787?

Complaints about the relevance of this thread apart (some a.neters seem to feel only THEIR posts are important)... The most likely issue was that Airbus had a better package at the time Finnair place their order. As some people said, the so called "Original A350" seemed to be a better appe...

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by Jomar777
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A 340-600 stuck up in BOG?
Replies: 3
Views: 2289

Re: LH A 340-600 stuck up in BOG?

Probably the same issue that AF was facing with their A343s and was prompted to change equipment See more here: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1361555&hilit=Air+France+bog Not sure it is since LH542/LH543 has been running daily on a A346 (probably another plane) these l...

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by Jomar777
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates and Qatar Airways' Brazil & Argentina route
Replies: 31
Views: 4758

Re: Emirates and Qatar Airways' Brazil & Argentina route

I am not sure how much cocaine is actually grown and produced in Brazil. That said, there is no shortage of cocaine and other drugs in Brazil. And, I wonder how strict drug laws are enforced. They are often delivered by bikers in nice black leather jackets to the homes of the weathy in Rio. Or, in ...

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by Jomar777
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates and Qatar Airways' Brazil & Argentina route
Replies: 31
Views: 4758

Re: Emirates and Qatar Airways' Brazil & Argentina route

Not trying to be racist, but i know by cause that this route is used by drug smugglers via Colombia/Brazil-Dubai-China/HKG/Singapour If you say you know by cause, what does it means? You have enough evidence to present to the Police, bag some traffickers and a nice reward for yourself? Its very sim...

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by Jomar777
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates and Qatar Airways' Brazil & Argentina route
Replies: 31
Views: 4758

Re: Emirates and Qatar Airways' Brazil & Argentina route

EK and QR have been flying Brazil&Argentina routes (EK - GRU, GIG, EZE, QR - GRU, EZE) from the mid-2010s. I'm sure there is a fair share of O&D traffic between South America and the Gulf region (especially to and from Dubai), but which markets are the main source of connecting passengers i...

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by Jomar777
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Wants to be NMA Launch Customer
Replies: 212
Views: 34426

Re: Delta Wants to be NMA Launch Customer

Delta has one of the biggest Boeing Fleets available but, crucially, has only 10 remaining B739s on order and nothing else. Plans are to replace their B752s with A321s and quite a good number of their B767s with A339s. Controversially (let's not go back to this too much...) it ordered the A220 (CS3...

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by Jomar777
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways Announces New Economy Seat
Replies: 40
Views: 8656

Re: Qatar Airways Announces New Economy Seat

Wish there was a regulation for the minimum seat pitch of 33", just a dream though. I agree and also wish there was some further regulations in regards to minimum luggage, food, etc. But then we would be back in the old Regulated Times... I do not think people have stomach for this (just yet.....

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by Jomar777
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways Announces New Economy Seat
Replies: 40
Views: 8656

Re: Qatar Airways Announces New Economy Seat

I am not sure if I missed somewhere in the report but QR may be planning a seat pitch of 30" only for their short haul aircrafts (A319 and A320 - maybe some A321 scheduled flights which would not last more than 3 hours). I believe that, for long haul (over 3 -5 hours) and on their B787s, A350s...

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by Jomar777
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What soured relations between Boeing and Delta?
Replies: 81
Views: 13734

Re: What soured relations between Boeing and Delta?

scbriml wrote:
Jomar777 wrote:
It does not even participate on the NMA 797 consultation program...


That means absolutely nothing.



It means because they are not involved in shaping the product, hence will not be able to influence towards tailoring to their needs.

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by Jomar777
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways Announces New Economy Seat
Replies: 40
Views: 8656

Re: Qatar Airways Announces New Economy Seat

I am not sure if I missed somewhere in the report but QR may be planning a seat pitch of 30" only for their short haul aircrafts (A319 and A320 - maybe some A321 scheduled flights which would not last more than 3 hours). I believe that, for long haul (over 3 -5 hours) and on their B787s, A350s,...

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by Jomar777
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways Announces New Economy Seat
Replies: 40
Views: 8656

Re: Qatar Airways Announces New Economy Seat

Wish there was a regulation for the minimum seat pitch of 33", just a dream though. I agree and also wish there was some further regulations in regards to minimum luggage, food, etc. But then we would be back in the old Regulated Times... I do not think people have stomach for this (just yet...)

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by Jomar777
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Wants to be NMA Launch Customer
Replies: 212
Views: 34426

Re: Delta Wants to be NMA Launch Customer

Delta has one of the biggest Boeing Fleets available but, crucially, has only 10 remaining B739s on order and nothing else. Plans are to replace their B752s with A321s and quite a good number of their B767s with A339s. Controversially (let's not go back to this too much...) it ordered the A220 (CS30...

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by Jomar777
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What soured relations between Boeing and Delta?
Replies: 81
Views: 13734

Re: What soured relations between Boeing and Delta?

When we say Delta has just a few Boeing aircraft left on order ( looking at the size of the fleet of Delta ), I think this means something. Delta can very easily accomodate NEO and MAX or 350 and 787 as sub fleets ( this is what others do, even United have a somewhat balanced fleet). But Delta just...

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by Jomar777
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What soured relations between Boeing and Delta?
Replies: 81
Views: 13734

Re: What soured relations between Boeing and Delta?

There's definitely sourness in the air. Comments from northstardc4m & neutronstar73 are great and give a good view of the story behind. People here think that they are business so sourness does not exist. It actually DOES! Provided Boeing can rely on another US3 partner to launch products and gi...

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by Jomar777
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Wants to be NMA Launch Customer
Replies: 212
Views: 34426

Re: Delta Wants to be NMA Launch Customer

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by Jomar777
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Wants to be NMA Launch Customer
Replies: 212
Views: 34426

Re: Delta Wants to be NMA Launch Customer

Apart from the remaining B739 order, Delta has no Boeing Aircraft on order whatsoever. Then, there's the A220/CS Series fiasco. I see no chance for Boeing land Delta the Launch Customer opportunity for their NMA. Delta has burned enough bridges and, in my view, this has not been forgotten. People s...

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by Jomar777
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Wants to be NMA Launch Customer
Replies: 212
Views: 34426

Re: Delta Wants to be NMA Launch Customer

Apart from the remaining B739 order, Delta has no Boeing Aircraft on order whatsoever. Then, there's the A220/CS Series fiasco. I see no chance for Boeing land Delta the Launch Customer opportunity for their NMA. Delta has burned enough bridges and, in my view, this has not been forgotten. People s...

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by Jomar777
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Wants to be NMA Launch Customer
Replies: 212
Views: 34426

Re: Delta Wants to be NMA Launch Customer

Apart from the remaining B739 order, Delta has no Boeing Aircraft on order whatsoever. Then, there's the A220/CS Series fiasco. I see no chance for Boeing land Delta the Launch Customer opportunity for their NMA. Delta has burned enough bridges and, in my view, this has not been forgotten. People sa...

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by Jomar777
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Latam Brasil to start MUC
Replies: 13
Views: 3379

Re: Latam Brasil to start MUC

gatibosgru wrote:
I wonder why LH doesn't serve GRU from MUC. I believe they did at one point?


They did it for a long time. 2 daily flights - one from FRA and one from MUC. But they did end the MUC schedule basically at the same time they did upgrade GRU-FRA to the B748i.

Both were operated with A340s, by the way.

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by Jomar777
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with approaches in close proximity to city centers
Replies: 112
Views: 8641

Re: Airports with approaches in close proximity to city centers

Try Sao Paulo Congonhas Airport (CGH) - not only bang on inside Sao Paulo's Southside, it houses the Air Bridge Sao Paulo/Rio de Janeiro which is one of the busiest in the World.

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by Jomar777
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates' Business Model without the A380?
Replies: 105
Views: 15813

Re: Emirates' Business Model without the A380?

Utterly barking mad. If you search my username you will see I have been saying for years that the A380NEO wouldn't happen and that the 747-8 would be in production long after the last A380 comes off the line. People said I was barking mad and I was called a Boeing fanboy. But I was 100% correct, no...

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by Jomar777
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing monopoly on the VLA market?
Replies: 94
Views: 10391

Re: Boeing monopoly on the VLA market?

New airplanes market is funny. Ten years ago everyone wanted the A380 and a new version of the B747. So both A and B developed those two planes. One from scratch, with an investment so big A could be gone bankrupt, thankfully A320Neo family and A350 keeped them with the head out of the water. Also ...

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by Jomar777
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU clears AF/KL/DL/Virgin Group deal
Replies: 52
Views: 9075

Re: EU clears air-france-klm-delta-virgin-group-deal

Will this also mean VS joining (finally) the Sky Team Alliance?
Sorry for the dumb question but I struggle to see why VS is not on any alliance whereas DL (and AF and KL for that matter) are.

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by Jomar777
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM Wants to Change KL CEO
Replies: 134
Views: 17404

Re: Air France-KLM Wants to Change KL CEO

Closer integration is way overdue. So much is wasted by duplication of functions at both airlines. If they want to keep two brands, that is ok, but essentially all the back office functions should be one. I don't agree. They are very much apart from each other on culture and work ethics.AF is also ...

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by Jomar777
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM Wants to Change KL CEO
Replies: 134
Views: 17404

Re: Air France-KLM Wants to Change KL CEO

Imo KLM is a poorly run airline. Poor product, poor service, low salaries. They can make a profit in this low fuel environment but nobody is happy. Not the customers, not the staff. Their operations lack the slack. There just isn't anything great with it. AF is losing money due to poor management. ...

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by Jomar777
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York to secondary Brazilian cities
Replies: 3
Views: 1271

Re: New York to secondary Brazilian cities

I would say that more likely North Eastern Cities in Brazil could (not certain...) be granted seasonal flights for touristic purposes. It does not make sense nowadays to fly all the way down to GRU or GIG and "track back". This is only happening because of O/D. With the A321LR (or whatever...

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by Jomar777
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brexit: ‘IB wouldn’t be able to fly in Spain in case of no deal’
Replies: 145
Views: 21534

Re: Brexit: ‘IB wouldn’t be able to fly in Spain in case of no deal’

I get what you are trying to say, but Y2K was a very legitimate series of problems that were largely avoided through millions of dollars of over thinking and hype. Yeah, funny isn't it. Legions of IT guys flag up real problems for the business world and work frantically to fix them - successfully -...

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by Jomar777
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to Dubai on the A343
Replies: 14
Views: 6368

Re: BA to Dubai on the A343

Only critics of Club World are those who haven’t flown it; generous flat beds with the same privacy as SQ suites for the window and middle seats. It’s like a narrowbody across the Atlantic; big shots who fly Spirit once a year and don’t have a passport love to complain about how “claustrophobic” it...

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