[quote="Jetty"][...]Many ‘refugees’ even travel back to Somalia. I hope European governments take good notice of who boards these flights so their refugee status can be revoked.[...] In most EU contries "asylum seekers" or "refugees" may visit their home countries witho...Jump to post
As mentioned in some posts above, airlines used to engage in the hospitality Industry in the past. Examples of original founders or temporary shareholders include:
Pan Am: Intercontinental
Air France: Le Meridian
Close to 100% of the world population have absolutely no clue what happend in Europe during 20th century. The popular damnatio memoriae narrative of nationalsocialist Germany with Adolf Hitler has absolutely nothing to do with historic reality. And the conflict with the Turkic tribes in China should...Jump to post
^^ Are you kidding? Lebanon is a failed state and a major hub of global organised crime.Jump to post
I read quite a few original historical sources (not books written later by some). It is remarkable how long the US stuck to the airfoil dogma. The idea had been that an ideal wing profile would enable piston-engined planes to fly at 700 mph. The bistorical NACA government agency worked very hard to ...Jump to post
As a fact, "migrants"/"refugees"/"asylum seekers" are weapons used by certain hegomonial forces in order to destabilise countries. There are numerous examples of this strategy in history. The trick of those demagogues is to completely switch off any rational thinking an...Jump to post
...[Would've been interesting to see how well it'd do today. No doubt there is a certain demand for a travel scheme between points in Europe and a point in Connecticut - BDL, that is. There are JFK haters residing in New York's luxury outskirts. Maybe some of them would pay a premium to avoid the m...Jump to post
The local police have postponed their official media conference from 0900 to 1400 (Bravo Time).
^^ Well, they are just somewhat out of sight, just like Atlantic Airways who also operate helicopters.
But for some strange reason we all forgot the only major airline that still carries the H-word in the IATA code: (All) Nippon Helicopters - NH - doing business now as ANA.
The Swiss had been very forward-thinking in the 1920s and the following decades. The plan was to establish just one central airport ("Schweizerischer Zentralflughafen Utzenstorf") near Berne. Zurich ZRH, Geneva GVA and Basel BSL/MLH/EAP (yes, it's got three codes) would not exist today as ...Jump to post
So where is the study on Pilots?[...] Nobody needs such a kind of study anymore because it's common wisdom today that ionising radiation is potentially harmful. (Well, back in the 1950s people had been more naive. Watch "Duck and cover" or "A is for Atom" on a video site of your...Jump to post
It's been known for decades... and it's already mentioned on this thread. It's not a surprise at all. Background radiation at altitude is much higher than on the ground.[...] Exactly! And this is why any airline operating under EASA legislation has to monitor all crew members for radiation exposure...Jump to post
[...]Airbus is in a very good position to counter & even pre emp this program. They have lots of resources, available technology and 2 existing maturing engines. If they want they do a small, light, cheap NMA, 3 years before Boeing NMA they will. And forget game changing, technological magic fr...Jump to post
ENT545 ZAG-ROV B738 SP-ENT
ADR3694 ZAG-ROV A319 S5-AAR
Both flights will show up at fr24 only by searching the a/c registration.
Galwayman wrote:There you go ... London is effectively the centre of the world
It depends if they want to increase the wing or not? If they go down that path, while more expensive, would also allow for an A322 stretch, which might be just enough to cause Boeing some headaches with their MoM proposal. Think of the thing basically as a modern DC-8. :D You are kidding, aren't yo...Jump to post
Eurowings is not even remotely in the same league as Norwegian financially.[...] Correct! I just looked up the figures and copied and pasted them. Norwegian's debt equals an astronomical amount of 6.6 bn Euros. That's very close to the sums the big US carriers owed their debitors when they went bel...Jump to post
[...]So there's nothing surprising at all when you find them descending upon FCO or PRG, but departing from CDG or BRU[...] Exactly. And as far as LUX/Luxembourg is concerned, one should not forget that the airport also serves the nearby West German town of Trier. It already sees 1,000 Chinese tour...Jump to post
Putin is in Austria and singed a treaty to push the sino-european railway link even further. (Note that at the European end of the future broad track line Slovakia and the Ukraine are involved as well). Explanation of what that stuff is all about: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ko%C5%A1ice%E2%80%93Vi...Jump to post
The heavy police presence as well as the strict evacuation of the terminals both indicate that the authorities in charge might have feared yet another anarchist attack. Those offences occur quite frequently in the FRG. Popular targets are electrified railway tracks where the anarchists usually destr...Jump to post
It seems that one company has already surendered: the Vienna-based "easyJet Europe Airline GmbH", that is.Jump to post
Isn't that article a little bit too hysterical while lacking any facts?
Yes, crude and jet-a fuel prices are rising moderately, at least for now. Here is a graph from the IATA jet fuel price monitor:
usflyer msp wrote:What in the world is that supposed to mean? Believe it or not, most African aviation authorities follow standard IATA/ICAO rules and bilateral aviation agreements and most African business people are not thieves or thugs. Not quite sure what you are trying to say here,,,
I think Norwegian should have focused on Europe-Africa rather that the saturated tatl market. [...] Maybe in a synthetical ideal world. But In the brutal reality, Norwegian has absolutely no glue how to deal with the real life African-Africans. Their modus operandi is lightyears away from any commo...Jump to post
Many had websites for internal use pre-1996. Most tested the water with airline owned travel agents. There were others even earlier using Videotex, including again a few travel agents for corporate bookings and value transactions. Exactly! There had been an online world BEFORE the triumph of the in...Jump to post
Has anyone here ever considered the idea that managements might be infested with useless amateurs and dilettants? As a matter of fact, it took more than a year before the Lufthansa/Fraport conglomerate removed those ridiculous billboards that could have been understood as a death threat. :eek: http:...Jump to post
At LHR, they operated some 727's on flights into Europe to feed the TTL services. TWA did this as well. To be even more precise, those had not been based at Heathrow but at the outposts in continental Europe and did a morning rotation to LHR and back to their base. That way, they connected just per...Jump to post
These are just the usual swashbuckling mock attacks. Neither side is trustworthy. Yet, both of them profit from that artificially staged hysteria. On BOTH sides the "dumb" populace is getting warned: don't be critical, just trust your government and take everything for granted what your lo...Jump to post
A link in English:
[...]The passengers spent the night in a hotel in Luleå and were to be flown to Gothenburg on Tuesday.
jetBlue has a point. I respectfully contradict you. The vast majority of airlines have traffic rights according to the scheme "homeland points - intermediate points - points in the US - points beyond". As US airlines have full traffic rights on reciprocal schemes. But almost 100% of those...Jump to post
It's easy to note that these 20 busiest airports are predominantly located in the eastern half part of China, reflecting a pattern of the Chinese population density Very true, but there are two exemptions from the rule: Urumqi URC might get a lot of traffic on the base of energy, logistics etc. And...Jump to post
That message first came around about a month ago, also containing the complaint that the water jet from the tap had been flowing too sharply into the sink in the micro loo. Reportedly, Boeing solved the problem by lowering the water pressure. Nobody is exposed to involuntary moistening all over any ...Jump to post
[...]You can call the sanctions unfair, but that's purely a political discussion, not something for this forum.[...] I respectfully disagree. The Freedoms of fhe Air are not linked to any political conditions. Back in time, no Soviet block plane had ever been hindered from crossing FIR NEW YORK OCE...Jump to post
Touchsreens may be very "fancy" and "cute" but nothing beats the ergonomics of mechanical buttons. Although those classical "knobs" would result in a very clumsy design by the standards of today's fashionable time spirit.Jump to post
[...]I avoid all US airlines because of their shoddy service on long haul across nearly all aircraft.[...] Haha, what a nasty word! :D Back in time, I had been tought that a PANAM stewardess offering peanuts from her pantsuit pocket had been casual, easygoing, nonchalant and cool. :D [...]I actuall...Jump to post
[...]Thankfully the absurdity of untrained animals loose about the cabin hasn't reached us here yet. Genuine trained assistance dogs are permitted on board though - as an example, here's BA's policy which clarifies that "emotional support dogs" will be treated as domestic pets: https://ww...Jump to post
Yet another uniquely American problem... Maybe a muzzle would stop this from happening again? Exactly my thought! Besides that, the US authorities could stop that pet anarchy and copy the bureaucracy (read: clear rules!) of other parts of the world. Here is how pet passports issued by Switzerland a...Jump to post
[...]I will also be shocked if the -9/-10 are only 25% of the orders.[...] Why is that? As of today, they will be underpowered and have a very sub-optimal field performance. Of course, that doesn't matter in North America. But in the rest of the world there are more than enough precarious runways f...Jump to post
[...]I recommend everyone to watch this short video of the DC-6 restoration: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4PlcKf-XRw Thank you for that link. Well, the original DC-6 had been a legend, and it had been only sold to blue chip arilines but not to the likes of Lufthansa... But the follow-up clip rea...Jump to post
There had been a minor accident half a year ago. Here is a report with awsome pictures from last August.
http://www.sunjournal.com/video-fire-su ... l-airport/
Life.ru posted an eyewitness video from the crash site:
Northeastmost Canada would be better located. Would have range for 321LR to most Europe and North America.[...] Exactly! Places like Halifax have a decent local infrastructure and they would be able to draw a certain number of tourists from Europe at the same time. (Greenland is FAR too expensive. ...Jump to post
Greenland??? :eek: That's just weird! At that remote place you might be able to source some seal meat and fish but that's about it. Everything else would have to be shipped either from North America or Europe and any waste would have to be carried back. There aren't even enough people available to s...Jump to post
Who is actually accused of corruption? My guess would be the former Rajapakse government. The linked article isn't clear.Jump to post