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by sergegva
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Airways To Retire A340 Fleet Late October
Replies: 81
Views: 16962

Re: Etihad Airways To Retire A340 Fleet Late October

The A340s might be the lease fuel efficient commercial plane still in service .... smart move getting rid of them! If you consider fuel efficiency only, A340-300 & 600 are rather good if you compare them to their same generation competitors (B777-200/ER/LR & B747-400). Only the B777W has a ...

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by sergegva
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A319neo: will it enter into service or not?
Replies: 113
Views: 25487

Re: A319neo: will it enter into service or not?

Frontier Airlines has canceled its remaining 18 A319neo aircraft on order. It leaves this bird with 33 orders only, and only one known customer: Avianca. Sadly, it seems more and more unlikely that it will ever enter into commercial service.

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by sergegva
Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerolineas Argentinas mulls A340 replacement, to suspend Barcelona
Replies: 71
Views: 9646

Re: Aerolineas Argentinas mulls A340 replacement

Going from A340-300 to B777ER will be a huge increase in seat capacity (+40%). Can they make them work? Swiss did the same thing, so it's not impossible.
Otherwise, 2-hand 777-200ER are probably the cheapest option, but they are almost as inefficient as A340-300 now...

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by sergegva
Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 51
Views: 5137

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

Does anybody know if passengers flying Ethiopian's AAD-MXP-GVA flight will have to debord the aircraft at MXP and rebord again after immigration, or not? Question 2, will Ethiopian sell tickets for the GVA-MXP sector? When Kuwait Airways flew GVA-FRA-KWI, they did sell GVA-FRA tickets. This flight c...

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by sergegva
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why no praise for Boeing Widebody Sales in 2017 ?
Replies: 44
Views: 5263

Re: Why no praise for Boeing Widebody Sales in 2017 ?

imthedreamliner wrote:
A350 did not sell well in 2017 and plagued with technical issues.

Which issues?

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by sergegva
Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Darwin Airlines and SkyWork to die before the end of the year?
Replies: 13
Views: 2506

Re: Darwin Airlines and SkyWork to die before the end of the year?

https://www.adriaairways.ch/it-it/break ... ouncement/


Indeed, GVA-LUG flights were canceled today, and are already canceled for tomorrow.
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lesfalls wrote:
All flights by Adria Switzerland seem to be canceled as it has had its operating licence temporarily revoked.

https://www.adriaairways.ch/it-it/break ... ouncement/


Indeed, GVA-LUG flights were canceled today, and are already canceled for tomorrow.

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by sergegva
Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Darwin Airlines and SkyWork to die before the end of the year?
Replies: 13
Views: 2506

Re: Darwin Airlines and SkyWork to die before the end of the year?

Adria Airways confirmed today that Darwin Airlines will cease all flight after 31.12.2017, including LUG-GVA. More surprising, LX is not interested in taking over any LUG's flights. "Our reference international airport is Zurich. It is from here that our passengers must arrive and depart",...

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by sergegva
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2017 (41)
Replies: 516
Views: 93577

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread 41

IIRC it's not that GVA is not interested in Emirates' A380. I think they are, because they are always looking for bigger planes to spare slots and (mostly) to reduce noise. But they need a major change in the airport: the closure of the general aviation, and the remplacement of the grass runway (05L...

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by sergegva
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A319neo: will it enter into service or not?
Replies: 113
Views: 25487

Re: A319neo: will it enter into service or not?

What is the point of the discussion here in this thread? We know that we will see a very limited number of A319 ceo [neo I guess?], at least one is flying. We know that we will see a very limited number of A319neo, but we are still not totally sure that some will ever enter into service for an airl...

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by sergegva
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2336
Views: 359122

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43

According to Planespotters.net, a quarter of ANA's 787 fleet (9/36 aircraft) is currently grounded in Haneda. Is this information correct? Why is that? Sorry if this has already been discussed here. ANA have 62 787 aircraft not 32 so it’s no where near a quarter of the fleet, they also have less th...

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by sergegva
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 959
Views: 156691

Re: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations

Seemingly, indiGo is going to receive two A320 previously operated by AirBerlin: ex- D-ABFH & D-ABFK, both 7 years old.

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by sergegva
Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France crew detained after passenger complains “not receiving her upgrade”
Replies: 128
Views: 24754

Re: Air France crew detained after passenger complains “not receiving her upgrade”

Why is this newspaper (Clarin) giving the full name & several very personal details about a guy that is, currently, only suspected of an offense and not condemned?

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by sergegva
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2336
Views: 359122

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43

According to Planespotters.net, a quarter of ANA's 787 fleet (9/36 aircraft) is currently grounded in Haneda. Is this information correct? Why is that? Sorry if this has already been discussed here.

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by sergegva
Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air starting New York JFK flights
Replies: 15
Views: 2389

Re: WOW Air starting New York JFK flights

Those are actually some pretty great flight times. If you open your travel flying out on Icelandair on say a Friday and coming back on WOW on Sunday, that makes for an AWESOME weekend of nonstop boozing and some time at the Blue Lagoon. With 99$ tickets, the trip to the Blue Lagoon will be more exp...

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by sergegva
Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier announces LoI for 31 (+30 Options) CSeries from an unnamed European Customer
Replies: 281
Views: 59456

Re: Bombardier announces LoI for 31 (+30 Options) CSeries from an unnamed European Customer

My bet based on a number of factors is on easyJet. Even on numerically larger orders than 30, they usually break them down into tranches of 30's, so just a coincidence? That was one of them, easyJet love to order 30 aircraft at a time - it avoids Stelios getting too angry... The other reasons were:...

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by sergegva
Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1857
Views: 242336

Re: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

KarelXWB wrote:
Bombardier expects to deliver 20-22 CSeries aircraft this year.


Which means one delivery each week from now until the end of December. Doable?

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by sergegva
Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico's Interjet $$$ problems & Sukhoi fleet
Replies: 101
Views: 26956

Re: Mexico's Interjet $$$ problems & Sukhoi fleet

I wish the SSJ100 well, but it just has too many issues. I gave then a fair chance, but too many are parked, not just by internet. Look at the abandoned fleet in Russia. Some late links: Airfleets shows 13 parked: http://www.airfleets.net/exploit/production-ssj.htm I don't think this number is a go...

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by sergegva
Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Darwin Airlines and SkyWork to die before the end of the year?
Replies: 13
Views: 2506

Darwin Airlines and SkyWork to die before the end of the year?

According to Exyuaviation.com , Darwin Airline (F7), operating as Adria Airways Switzerland & ex-Etihad Regional, is in a difficult financial state, will lay off a quarter of its workforce and is likely to become a pure ACMI (aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance lease). They only guarantee ...

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by sergegva
Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin - Spectacular farewell: AB7001 MIA-DUS steep turn over terminal
Replies: 127
Views: 29485

Re: Air Berlin - Spectacular farewell: AB7001 MIA-DUS steep turn over terminal

He’s the Captain of an airliner. Hes not taking tickets for an amusement park ride. Nobody in the back signed up for this. Are you sure that the turn was not announced to the passengers before? And how can you say "nobody signed up for this" ? I would have signed for it, and I'm certainly...

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by sergegva
Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A319neo: will it enter into service or not?
Replies: 113
Views: 25487

A319neo: will it enter into service or not?

After Airbus purchased the CSeries, what shall we expect for the 51 A319neo already ordered? Will they enter into service? Here is the firm order status for the A319neo: 20x Avianca 18x Frontier 10x Undisclosed (any idee who it is?) 3x Private customers And the remaining 23 A319ceo not yet delivered...

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by sergegva
Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2017 (41)
Replies: 516
Views: 93577

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread 41

Yesterday, SN 2721 & 2722 BRU-GVA-BRU were operated by a CityJet's SSJ-100.
Is it possible to know which future flights between GVA and BRU will be SSJ-100 again? I have to book a return from Bruxelles on December 3rd and my schedule is flexible. How can I maximize my chances to get a Sukhoï ?

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by sergegva
Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded
Replies: 392
Views: 64307

Re: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded

What was the last commercial flight with a Monarch aircraft?

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by sergegva
Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1857
Views: 242336

Re: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

35 days without a single delivery. Only 11 aircraft delivered so far in 2017, versus 18 SSJ-100...

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by sergegva
Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Today's amazing backlogs for aircraft
Replies: 4
Views: 1613

Re: Today's amazing backlogs for aircraft

Ryanair operates 400 aircraft in Europe. IndiGo operating 400 aircraft in a 1 billion people country seems quite feasible to me. They need new aircraft so badly that they currently accept second hand aircraft that are older than 10 years old (17 of them right now). Despite saying some time ago that ...

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by sergegva
Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran aviation thread - 2017
Replies: 137
Views: 13540

Re: Iran Aviation Thread

According to several sources, EP-MMG (A346) never entered in service for Mahan Air. It's one of the 7 ex-Virgin Atlantic aircraft acquired by Mahan Air in 2015. The other 6 are in service. This one was painted, but never started flying for Mahan. Any idea why?

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by sergegva
Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike
Replies: 137
Views: 13965

Re: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike

How exactly? Insolvency means a company has run out of funds. Do you want the public purse to spend taxpayers' money? There can only be one rule for all - for plumber Joe just as much as an airline doing business. In that particular case, it is not as the dire situation of airberlin was unknown to ...

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by sergegva
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike
Replies: 137
Views: 13965

Re: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike

From a consumer point of view, this is an absolute shame. Absolutely not. Insolvency with people you do business with is a risk of everyday life. You can insure against that, e.g. by not purchasing tickets 6 months in advance, but the day before your flight. It is much more expensive then, but that...

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by sergegva
Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike
Replies: 137
Views: 13965

Re: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike

dcaviation wrote:
All flights to Caribbean will be stopped as of September 24th or 25th.
Refunds for all tickets bought before August 15th will NOT be issued.


From a consumer point of view, this is an absolute shame.

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by sergegva
Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWISS phases out final Avro RJ100, Last flight was Aug 15 GVA-ZRH
Replies: 52
Views: 6369

Re: Swiss Avrojet tribute video

At 1:55: "Did I already tell you that I'm impressed by your four engines?" :mrgreen:

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by sergegva
Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair seat assignments all over the aircraft
Replies: 192
Views: 24248

Re: Ryanair seat assignments all over the aircraft

I'm not sure easyjet is any better here. I recently booked 3 tickets GVA-ORY, 6 months in advance. During the reservation process, 90% of the seats were empty, and there was tons of empty half-rows. I didn't pay to select seats. We ended at the last row of the new seat configuation's A320 (186 pax)...

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by sergegva
Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair seat assignments all over the aircraft
Replies: 192
Views: 24248

Re: Ryanair seat assignments all over the aircraft

I'm not sure easyjet is any better here. I recently booked 3 tickets GVA-ORY, 6 months in advance. During the reservation process, 90% of the seats were empty, and there was tons of empty half-rows. I didn't pay to select seats. We ended at the last row of the new seat configuation's A320 (186 pax)...

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by sergegva
Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair seat assignments all over the aircraft
Replies: 192
Views: 24248

Re: Ryanair seat assignments all over the aircraft

I'm not sure easyjet is any better here. I recently booked 3 tickets GVA-ORY, 6 months in advance. During the reservation process, 90% of the seats were empty, and there was tons of empty half-rows. I didn't pay to select seats. We ended at the last row of the new seat configuation's A320 (186 pax)...

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by sergegva
Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair seat assignments all over the aircraft
Replies: 192
Views: 24248

Re: Ryanair seat assignments all over the aircraft

I'm not sure easyjet is any better here. I recently booked 3 tickets GVA-ORY, 6 months in advance. During the reservation process, 90% of the seats were empty, and there was tons of empty half-rows. I didn't pay to select seats. We ended at the last row of the new seat configuation's A320 (186 pax),...

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by sergegva
Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 681
Views: 146048

Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

Had a flight DWC-DOH-GVA today morning. They called me in the middle of the night to say it was cancelled and I will be rebooked with Turkish via Istanbul. 1 hour later they called again saying all turkish flights were full and next option will be "maybe tomorrow". I ask them to rebook me ...

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by sergegva
Tue May 02, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurowings/Germanwings merger
Replies: 29
Views: 8606

Re: Eurowings/Germanwings merger

From a branding point of view, it has already happened. The average customer doesn't see Germanwings anywhere, though there may still be a handful or so of 4U-painted aircraft left. 4U flight numbers also still exist, in codeshare with EW. How many of Germanwings' 57 aircraft have already been repa...

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by sergegva
Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United outlines changes to make flying "friendly" again
Replies: 99
Views: 8849

Re: United outlines changes to make flying "friendly" again

United has implemented 10 policy changes it hopes will help prevent customer service breakdowns in the future. The change regarding bags is kind of random but there's so many more draconian policies that United should be looking at modifying and/or eliminating. Here are the changes: Increase custom...

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by sergegva
Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United outlines changes to make flying "friendly" again
Replies: 99
Views: 8849

Re: United outlines changes to make flying "friendly" again

United has implemented 10 policy changes it hopes will help prevent customer service breakdowns in the future. The change regarding bags is kind of random but there's so many more draconian policies that United should be looking at modifying and/or eliminating. Here are the changes: Increase custom...

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by sergegva
Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4439
Views: 1505385

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Current J46 /W43 / Y208 and the new J32 /W42 /Y262 I did not know about this 2nd configuration. Good to know. Also, I assume it will retain the same 1-2-1 J? The A350-900 is a wonderfully versatile aircraft as far as both range flexibility and capacity flexibility is concerned. I can't wait to see ...

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by sergegva
Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 122428

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Stratofish wrote:
Again, aboard an airplane you do as you are told. And if you are told to leave you leave.


For no reason? Why?

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by sergegva
Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GVA may have to slow growth
Replies: 28
Views: 3604

Re: GVA may have to slow growth

There is no doubt that GVA is growing very fast when it comes to passenger numbers. Very fast, compared to what? Why do people keep saying it's impossible to built another runway. This is completely wrong. There is just no political will. Plans do existe (that I even still have) with a parallel run...

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by sergegva
Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 122428

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

United1 wrote:
What I would be very careful about saying on this board is that you don't need to follow an officers command...you do need to...whether its lawful or not.


Lawful or not! Come on !

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by sergegva
Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 122428

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

The problem with this argument is that UA could have chartered another last minute private flight to Louisville to get their crew there. There was nothing stopping them from doing that, and then both the four passengers on the ORD flight, and the flight from Louisville the next day would have been ...

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by sergegva
Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GVA may have to slow growth
Replies: 28
Views: 3604

Re: GVA may have to slow growth

There is a myth in Romandy (medias included) that GVA is growing faster than the average, which is simply not true by the numbers. I wonder why. Technically, they are far away from the limit. With one runway, Gatwick has 43 millions pax. GVA 16.5. Building another runway is clearly impossible, but t...

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by sergegva
Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 122428

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

1. This wasn't the last flight of the day. If it wasn't the last flight of the day, why didn't the 4 crew who came late get moved to a later flight? There seemed to be plenty of time available. It is possible they had to fly in to get rest for the next day to avoid cancelling flights, or they were ...

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by sergegva
Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 122428

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

She did her job description correctly. Was not authorized to create and implement a new volunteer auction program on behalf of United. She is neither an executive nor a corporate counsel. It's literally not possible for her to improvise that. After 22 pages, will it finally be possible to know what...

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by sergegva
Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 122428

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

DouglasDC9 wrote:


Bumping off a passenger involuntary requires the airline to pay 4x the ticket price up to $1350, fact
The present victim was offered $800, fact


The victim was offered 0 $, only a voucher with a value of 800 $ when used.

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by sergegva
Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 122428

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

I don't understand using these vouchers as a compensation. Many leisure flyers would fly once or twice a year at most. Whats the use of these vouchers, especially if they have an expiration date. its worthless. Better to offer cash as compensation Same here. This is the biggest thing I don't unders...

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by sergegva
Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Economics of Airline Class
Replies: 20
Views: 4655

Re: The Economics of Airline Class

The numbers in this video seem wrong to me. Y+, J and F could be less expensive, by far. They said: LHR <-> IAD, 15.3 -> 22.3 (wednesday -> wednesday) Y = 876 $ Y+ = 2633 $ (x 3) J = 6723 $ (x 7.7) F = 8715 $ (x 9.9) What I get (choosing the cheepest fare of the day in britishairways.com, nonstop): ...

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by sergegva
Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2017 (41)
Replies: 516
Views: 93577

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread 41

Any news from HB-JBF? (CS100 n°6, announced for February)

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by sergegva
Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 100th SSJ-100 delivery
Replies: 24
Views: 4734

100th SSJ-100 delivery

According to my own statistics (based on planespotters and superjet.wikidot.com), the 100th SSJ-100 was delivered to Yamal Airlines on February 16th, 2017. First delivery (to Armavia) was already 6 years ago, on April 19th, 2011. 87 of them are currently in service. Operators are as follows: Commerc...

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