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).
As I see it, Boeing - with governmental support - tried to blackmail Bombardier into bankruptcy. They failed dramatically and they have lost their face.Jump to post
When iag / bad bought bmi they had to relinquish domestic slots. Virgin through little red tried to establish domestic connections but didn't work and then gave up.[...] Another example of this kind had been the VLM slots at LCY. After the UK Office of Fair Trading (OFT) ordered the AF/KL subsidary...Jump to post
I believe that a "MOM" capable of intercontinental flights would be a failure. The economical range should not exceed the distance a single crew can legally perform outbound and back inbound to the point of origin during one single shift. Of course they could always develope an additional ...Jump to post
Just some thoughts. After the new landing runway opened at FRA, they haven't yet reached the technical limit. The combined capacity of hourly take-offs and landings has now risen from 81 to 104 and it will further rise during the coming years. That's why Ryanair had been able to enter the market bec...Jump to post
airnorth wrote:Wouldn't SWISS be affected as well?
If they had a better sense of humour and some guts they would start serving Crimea Shampanskoye and Freixinet Cava...Jump to post
Nice thread! I think the Hawker Siddely Trident and the Yakovlev Yak-42 both deserve an honorable mention. Although they can't compete with the really big ships, they still were larger than certain regionals. And let me also note that the Sud Aviation Caravelle was the biggest ever built cross-taile...Jump to post
This conspiracy theory spread by US ruling forces smells extremely fishy. If Turkey and Saudi Arabia co-operated, any flights from Iran to Syria could be obligated to stop for inspections at their respective teritorries. And then any war-supporting freight may be confiscted as a prize, according to ...Jump to post
aviationaware wrote:Those pilots will all be blacklisted and will never work in any meaningful cockpit position again in Germany. Maybe some gulf airline will have mercy with those insane people.
Ah yes, quality American journalism endorsed by the White House. ...where the first lady has an entire walk in closet of skeletons. [quote="BobPatterson"][...]Are you suggesting that at least SOME of the material at infowars.com is "legitimate" news and not to be condemned?[...]...Jump to post
Those rebel pilots are just present-day swing rioters [DE "Maschinenstürmer"]. Their cause is totally lost because they do not realise that the interregnum "social market economy" is over once and for all. Radical precarization is now the one and only aim of the ruling circles.Jump to post
When Malév had been liquidated one could watch all their 737s flying back to the US one behind another on FR24. That chain of birds crossed the pond in the afternoon/early evening of the very same day piloted by Malév crews. Quite a nasty job, I think - just as if they had been forced to dig their o...Jump to post
Does anyone remember those barefaced Ryanair special liveries predicting the collapse of legacy airlines and waving them good-bye? Those planes had been around about a decade ago. http://fs5.directupload.net/images/170905/37g4aq3l.jpg http://fs5.directupload.net/images/170905/xkt4hy8w.jpg [it] Arriv...Jump to post
Anyone categorically condemning infowars.com is just as simple-minded or even stupid as anyone who just believes anything they shout out would be the truth.
Much too many folks have been indoctrinated with woodcarving-style worldviews that lack any shades between balck and white.
Maybe it is the best solution to let the company fail and auction of the slots to the highest bidders. Best for the customer for sure. This cannot work because it would break the rules. Only the owner of the slots (airberlin at present) is allowed to trade them. If airberlin goes belly up, their sl...Jump to post
[...]I propose we light candles, hold vigils and tweet with hashtags to make ourselves feel better. Ha ha, this is exactly how the "western" (read: masonic) tyrannies of virtue work. Let us all pray against islamic terror and send our waves of love to the temporarily misguided ones who ar...Jump to post
Here is a very blurry guesstimation based on airberlin's Q1 financial report: At the end of each month they have to pay some 33 millions in wages, saleries and associated costs. Now their income mainly consists of two sources: auxiliary and on-board sales plus wet leasing fees paid by Lufhansa for 3...Jump to post
A government giving an insolvent corporation a loan is a subsidy. If the assets truly covered the loan, a commercial entity would be issuing the loan. Actually they are subsidising airberlin's custumers who would otherwise get stranded with worthless tickets. That would cause a logistical nightmare...Jump to post
Now i got question. Which Airport in the **world** have most International destinations. My guess is Istanbul They are in a crisis mode now. Paris -CDG ranks Top 1 for the number of international destinations served, well ahead of FRA (2) and IST (3), DXB (4), AMS (5). LHR ranks only 6 in the list ...Jump to post
With that system of mutual cross-ownerships Delta Air Lines might try to rescue "SkyTeam" from the very sorry destiny of "Oneworld" (or whatever has remained from that construction). That "Oneworld" parody of an "alliance" consists of hostile enemies who are j...Jump to post
Some simple passenger POV questions: given this analysis, the A321NEO (which is also LR?) wouldn't be able to replace the 757's United uses on TATL missions? Therefore if United were to convert A350's orders into A321NEOs they would potentially replace domestic 757 flying? I love this plane and wou...Jump to post
For their small distances, sub-highspeed trains would be a perfect match. I'm talking about speeds of 160 km/h or slightly above. Those are widely spread in Europe as regional and commuter trains. It has been proved in real life that speeds over 160 km/h will increase costs dramatically, mainly beca...Jump to post
[...]“The traffic will move from Stockholm to Copenhagen and Helsinki,” SAS warned the Swedish government. Could this really happen? No, this is just a mock threat. Just look at the developments connected to the APD in the UK or a similar blackmail tax in the FRG: first, airlines that are liable to...Jump to post
"Hyperloop" is just some kind of marketing swindle. That technology had been very wide-spread during the 19th and 20th centuries. Every major city in the developed world had a pneumatic tube network for postal services and the idea of human transport via pneumatic tubes goes back to the 18...Jump to post
Capt.Fantastic wrote:He was squawking 7600. Do the Germans always intercept an aircraft that has lost comm in their airspace?
But if alot of the revenue comes from Canada point of sale why do the US airlines not advertise in Canada to the luxurious places like Miami, New York , LA , etc :mrgreen: Only the most masochistic Canadians would vouluntarily subordinate themselves under the command of notorious US cabin warders. ...Jump to post
[...]I thought that was very odd[...] I would have been shocked in such a situation. Oh the germs that are propagating. Fist bumps anyone? I know. First thing I thought of. Is she intentionally spreading diseases? :D There is another extreme on that scale. :D One of the supermarkets in my surroundi...Jump to post
Dakar (DKR) and Karachi (KHI) both had been global default stopover points during the piston era and beyond. But their countries failed to adopt to the new conditions and those airports declined from some kind of a "global premiere league port" to an "unsignificant third world dump&qu...Jump to post
Freedom of speech as in the US only exists in the US. [...] No, it does not exist even there. The US have just developed more sophisticated, refined and hidden methods to slaughter (sic!) anyone who would dare to engage in "unamerican activities". The European equivalent of that term is &...Jump to post
Didn't they once offer to buy Aer Lingus? Yes 3 times And O'Leary always cried a lot because the EU competion commission vetoed his efforts to take over Aer Lingus. Ryanair’s CEO invokes Monty Python as he talks about the latest episode in the airline’s battle with the competition authorities over ...Jump to post
mariner wrote:[...]I loved it. I'd do it again in a heart beat.
I honestly don't know how they're covering costs with so many widebodies and nonsensical one stops to LAX/EWR/Asia. Fares are terrible, market sizes tiny, and competition vastly outstripping passenger growth. up Their hub is a logistical nightmare: for instance, every single litre of fuel has to be...Jump to post
:D Hopefully, the unfortunate and totally weird all-time-low of KLM's Indian operations will never ever repeat. :rotfl: Incident: KLM MD11 at Hyderabad on Mar 22nd 2008, could not find the airport A KLM MD-11, flight KL873 from Amsterdam to Hyderabad (southern India) with 243 passengers, could not f...Jump to post
Not exactly on-topic, but quite close: there are several airlines that still use the same corporate emblem as they did some 90 years ago: LOT and Lufthansa (stylised cranes), Air France (Pegasus) and Swiss(air) (national flag). Also, Aeroflot is still wearing an hammer and sickle emblem.Jump to post
[...]Do you realize that 35% of an airline's profit comes from Freight??[...] That could have been true in some cases back in time when my grandmother was young. Today the cargo business is just brutal and more often than not it is loss-making. On the general topic: North America (NAM as an ICAO re...Jump to post
[...]I was on ANA 787[...] Thank you for sharing your first-hand experience! How was the mood among passengers? Did they suffer bitterly? Or did some of them appriciate the exemplary airmanship of the ANA pilots who had put priority on safety instead of company profits? (That had been a very expens...Jump to post
[...] but in any case the plane must get on the ground as quick as reasonably possible. :thumbsup: Obviously the ANA crew weighted safety over passenger comfort and didn't divert to a more international airport with better infrastructure like the neaby IKT. At the end, a somewhat unpleasent night a...Jump to post
According to Russian reports ANA will send a replacement plane tomorrow morning so that passengers will be able to continue to Dusseldorf.
In Russian: https://news.yandex.ru/yandsearch?text= ... how=clutop
The ATR can bee a very useful tool in India, if airlines don't abuse it for long city pairs that would be better served by jets. But in many scenarios a 45 minute ATR flight could successfully compete with an over 12 hour ride on Indian Railways. Jet Airways and Air India Regional are the two major ...Jump to post