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by klakzky123
Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus lower deck socializing space
Replies: 38
Views: 9091

Re: Airbus lower deck socializing space

Is this the same lower deck area that LH uses for bathrooms on the A340? I'm sure it couldve been used for something like a lounge but moving areas of the main cabin that don't have seats like galleys and bathrooms seems like more productive use of that space.

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by klakzky123
Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Merger Style vs EU merger Style
Replies: 41
Views: 4767

Re: US Merger Style vs EU merger Style

You're all getting way to caught up in branding. If the EU mandated that all aviation agreements had to be done EU wide, then yes I'd see a case for full airline mergers. But that still isn't the case. With a few exceptions (like the EU-US Open Skies), most aviation agreements are still bilaterals s...

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by klakzky123
Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BHX and TATL
Replies: 37
Views: 4577

Re: BHX and TATL

I think the US-EU Open Skies really hurt secondary British cities. The last version of Bermuda II allowed pretty open rights to fly to any airport other than LHR and LGW and that ultimately spurred attempts at flying to the US from secondary cities (CO flew to several secondary British cities since ...

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by klakzky123
Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats IAH's future plan for UA 787?
Replies: 24
Views: 3422

Re: Whats IAH's future plan for UA 787?

Curious to see if there are any other plans for the 787 fleet at IAH since they reopened the crew base for it. Houston Business Journal posted an article about United expanding Euro services at IAH however I not have a subscription. Does anybody here have a subscription or insight into the basis of...

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by klakzky123
Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NH175 LAX-NRT returning to LAX due to a passenger being onboard who shouldnt be onboard
Replies: 94
Views: 19041

Re: NH175 LAX-NRT returning to LAX due to a passenger being onboard who shouldnt be onboard

Just a guess but I think this might have to do with APIS messages. APIS messages for all passengers are required for flights to the US and certain flights from the US. Japan is one of the countries that falls under the latter. In this case, the passenger manifest wouldn't match the APIS messages sin...

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by klakzky123
Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ATL and MSP to HNL going to 764 and 763 this spring
Replies: 18
Views: 3382

Re: Delta ATL and MSP to HNL going to 764 and 763 this spring

Interesting change. HNL has been pretty competitive so I maybe they need to rightsize capacity.

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by klakzky123
Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to recognize pilot unions
Replies: 23
Views: 3331

Re: Ryanair to recognize pilot unions

Still no explanation about what "recognizing pilot unions" means, can someone help ? I read up on this. Apparently most European countries simply don't have laws that explicitly govern recognition of unions. Some are better than others but few have the clear cut rules that the US has. Gen...

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by klakzky123
Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP announces new routes for 2018
Replies: 75
Views: 17456

Re: TAP announces new routes for 2018

Routes from MAD to France, Germany,Italy,USA or Gb served by all airlines or only by IB? Are you sure that the difference is that big? If i did not miss any destination this is how it looks IB vs TP for those markets you mentioned: IB operated, excluding code-shares France Bordeaux Lyon Marseille N...

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by klakzky123
Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Releases Brexit Aerospace Sector Report
Replies: 34
Views: 5005

Re: UK Releases Brexit Aerospace Sector Report

Regardless of one's thoughts on Brexit, I don't know how anyone can make excuses for how the government has handled the actual withdrawal process. Putting aside the votes in parliament, the sheer ineptitutde of the PM and cabinet really can be scary. Aviation alone is extremely integrated with the E...

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by klakzky123
Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: SY to cease DCA service Jan 7th
Replies: 36
Views: 6487

Re: Rumor: SY to cease DCA service Jan 7th

SY should really just stick with charters. They are in no way set up to be a scheduled airline with such a small fleet, shaky history and unknown existence outside MSP. Trying to fly business routes like DCA, NYC, etc .. waste of time. Focus on charters and vacation ... like your name suggests. (Ev...

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by klakzky123
Wed Dec 20, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 131631

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017

I find this farewell tour very confusing... are any 744's stationed at DTW right now? N666US from Seoul yesterday departed for LAX this morning, and didn't the PVG inbound flight go to ATL already? Well there are still some 747 charters left so I wouldn't be surprised if there are 744s still in DTW.

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by klakzky123
Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to recognize pilot unions
Replies: 23
Views: 3331

Re: Ryanair to recognize pilot unions

Does the EU not have rules on union recognition? In the US (which isn't exactly labor friendly), if a group votes to unionize within the parameters set by the National Labor Relations Act, then the employer has to recognize the union and negotiate with them directly. You can't just choose whether to...

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by klakzky123
Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flights from France to overseas departments that aren't in Schengen
Replies: 21
Views: 4280

Re: Flights from France to overseas departments that aren't in Schengen

I don't know what's so complicated. French overseas departments that are not part of the Schengen area are just treated as any other territory outside Schengen for the purposes of border control. That's the simple answer to the OP question. Someone who is allowed to enter Reunion without a visa but...

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by klakzky123
Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flights from France to overseas departments that aren't in Schengen
Replies: 21
Views: 4280

Re: Flights from France to overseas departments that aren't in Schengen

Some of you are really overthinking this. If St Pierre isn't in Schengen, then flights from there won't land at a Schengen terminal in France. They'll instead land in an international terminal where passengers will have to clear immigration before either transiting to another city in the EU or leavi...

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by klakzky123
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest or least expensive B747 route
Replies: 22
Views: 2923

Re: Shortest or least expensive B747 route

I'm assuming you worked for Delta. Can't you non-rev on a KLM 747 from the US to Amsterdam? I know they still fly 747s to Chicago and New York (not sure about other cities). Or a VS 747 to LGW.

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by klakzky123
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country SOLD to NY investment group
Replies: 24
Views: 5041

Re: Sun Country SOLD to NY investment group

Bricker has a free pass to do whatever he wants to make this happen. With Cambria, he just didn't have access to the financing. With Apollo, he has access to the financing. This is the key question. Will Apollo be willing to put up the money to let Sun Country grow and build some real scale, or are...

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by klakzky123
Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Westjet agree to form US-Canada JV
Replies: 153
Views: 22067

Re: Delta and Westjet agree to form US-Canada JV

I wonder how quickly they'll address the difference in products between DL and WS. Are they going to price WS flights below DL flights? Because if a business traveler has a choice, they'll pick DL over WS every time assuming there is a connection. I know WS has long term plans to evolve into a more ...

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by klakzky123
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Westjet agree to form US-Canada JV
Replies: 153
Views: 22067

Re: Delta and Westjet agree to form US-Canada JV

Sorry, but exactly what does ATL bring to the table? ATL is Delta's biggest hub, so a lot more connections would be open to travelers from Canadian cities through Atlanta... Not really because who is going to fly YYC-ATL-BOS/NYC/BDL/PVD/DCA and the like these are all accessible over Detroit better ...

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by klakzky123
Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 131631

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017

Now I don't advocate re-regulation although I think that's where we are now but rather than the government regulating routes and fares the airlines are doing that themselves at the moment. I don't believe that one carrier should be so big in a given market that they effectively eliminate all compet...

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by klakzky123
Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 131631

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017

What hub are the people flying to who are flying on the Delta flight and again I state before FI was flying this there was no MSP-KEF market but over the years the route was made viable so viable that Delta jumped in on it. DL jumped on this route because FI announced it. Simple as that. They NEVER...

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by klakzky123
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Westjet agree to form US-Canada JV
Replies: 153
Views: 22067

Re: Delta and Westjet agree to form US-Canada JV

So with this announcement, I expect UA and AC to quickly follow this up with a cross-border JV. I think the current JV only covers TATL so I'd expect them to expand it to cover cross-border flights. Nope. Covers cross-border with the following carve outs: Between the US and Canada, carveouts will b...

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by klakzky123
Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Westjet agree to form US-Canada JV
Replies: 153
Views: 22067

Re: Delta and Westjet agree to form US-Canada JV

So with this announcement, I expect UA and AC to quickly follow this up with a cross-border JV. I think the current JV only covers TATL so I'd expect them to expand it to cover cross-border flights.

It'll be interesting to see how the DOT in the US and MOT in Canada respond to this.

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by klakzky123
Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East Asian Airlines at Newark Liberty
Replies: 40
Views: 6529

Re: East Asian Airlines at Newark Liberty

EWR is really *A dominant. I guess in theory Asiana could switch to EWR but that seems unlikely.

Is there an issue with connecting in NRT? As an alternative, you can connect via YVR on AC as well.

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by klakzky123
Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Jordanian turnaround plans & new Washington DC route
Replies: 20
Views: 4369

Re: Royal Jordanian turnaround plans & new Washington DC route

I'm not sure what the purpose of building a hub in Aqaba would be They are trying to build a large major free trade zone out of Aqaba. Are they really? All the locals seem to think it's a waste from when I was there. Apparently you can't take anything out of the free zone? Or maybe it was just booz...

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by klakzky123
Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL May Push C-Series Order to AM Avoiding Trade Duty
Replies: 116
Views: 29107

Re: DL May Push C-Series Order to AM Avoiding Trade Duty

I suppose thanks to Delta, Aeromexico got far better pricing on the C-Series than it could on its own. Seems like a solid move for both parties.

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by klakzky123
Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad and its flopping investments
Replies: 13
Views: 4784

Re: Etihad and its flopping investments

I never quite understood where they were going with these investments. They never really developed any synergies between them and whenever they tried (Jet Airways, for example), it seemed to fail miserably. Jet Airways is only now starting to show some life now that they started working with DL/AF/K...

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by klakzky123
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odds of SY Returning to STS Fall/Winter 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1000

Re: Odds of SY Returning to STS Fall/Winter 2018

I feel like nothing is safe with SY at this point. They're re-evaluating the entire business so who knows what routes will stick around.

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by klakzky123
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: David Neeleman purchases 32% of Aigle Azur
Replies: 14
Views: 3228

Re: David Neeleman purchases 32% of Aigle Azur

If you have the word blue in your airline's name (in any language), David Neelman is coming for you.

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by klakzky123
Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Air Service Discussion
Replies: 194
Views: 21727

Re: Minneapolis Air Service Discussion

WN is adding MSP-OAK effective July 15th and MSP-DAL on June 3rd. Pretty nice additions for the airport.

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by klakzky123
Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL AMS-SLC discontinued?
Replies: 15
Views: 4671

Re: KL AMS-SLC discontinued?

lavalampluva wrote:
This is a seasonal flight. The 789 is going to be transferred to MSP for the winter and then back to SLC when flights resume late March next year.


I thought it was a different 787 but I could be wrong.

Edit - someone beat me to it.

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by klakzky123
Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does SNA still see the 757?
Replies: 12
Views: 1605

Re: Does SNA still see the 757?

Delta flies the 757 to SNA. I believe the flights from Atlanta are still on the 757.

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by klakzky123
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to start BOS-MSP 3xday on May 3 2018
Replies: 84
Views: 9139

Re: JetBlue to start BOS-MSP 3xday on May 3 2018

What gates at T1? E is jam-packed. DL giving up a gate somewhere? Wouldn't know. Really DL needs to lose gates at T1 to make room for others, but that's probably a fantasy at this point. But T2 is also quite full even with last year's extra gates. Don't know if there's room there either. As a consu...

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by klakzky123
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Princess Juliana Airport set to reopen October 6th
Replies: 153
Views: 26687

Re: Princess Juliana Airport set to reopen October 6th

Agreed. It will take at least a full year before the French side recovers. Most hotels won't be able to open by year-end (damages are extensive and many will have to be rebuilt). Banks are still not opened.The French local authority is relatively new (since 2008-9). They don't have the same level o...

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by klakzky123
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LCC's on India-Europe Sector
Replies: 37
Views: 5202

Re: LCC's on India-Europe Sector

I am actually really surprised that SQ is pushing Scoot to fly India-EU. SQ have a partnership with Vistara and are looking to buy AI. Can't they just focus on that? Its the same thing with EY - invest in 9W but push their own myopic interests over everything else. This is where I wish the governme...

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by klakzky123
Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Looking what happens to Air Berlin, who will buy Monarch?
Replies: 31
Views: 6630

Re: Looking what happens to Air Berlin, who will buy Monarch?

Someone might buy Monarch's engineering and maintenance but that's about it. Monarch leased everything. I assume that the slots will be put up for auction as part of the liquidation but I dont think there's anything else that anyone would want.

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by klakzky123
Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chances WN codeshares with DY in the future?
Replies: 23
Views: 1734

Re: Chances WN codeshares with DY in the future?

We are mixing our terms here folks - Interline and codeshare are vastly different animals. No they really aren't as far as distribution goes. The main difference is inventory management (codeshare block seating vs sharing open inventory of the flight) and the ability for the marketing carrier to fi...

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by klakzky123
Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chances WN codeshares with DY in the future?
Replies: 23
Views: 1734

Re: Chances WN codeshares with DY in the future?

Do any of you realize what interline means for WN? The moment WN interlines, they start publishing fares and selling through GDS/travel agencies. That is such a gigantic change in the WN business model that it'll take years just to study if that even makes sense. Many LCCs already sell via GDS. Even...

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by klakzky123
Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy
Replies: 527
Views: 135755

Re: Alitalia...How Much Longer?

It'll get picked apart like Air Berlin. It'll be a liquidation where other airlines buy up slots, some equipment and some parts of the business that are profitable but Alitalia will cease to exist. Air Berlin will provide the template for the liquidation process.

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by klakzky123
Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Spirit?
Replies: 250
Views: 27405

Re: What's next for Spirit?

Random Spirit question. Do they do connections? If so, how common are they. I would assume they aren't Big 3 common. F9 common? Their connections work the same way as F9. They're available but flights aren't really timed around connecting traffic. Connections on NK and F9 are simply options that ar...

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by klakzky123
Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: FF status getting more exclusive, harder to get - DL increases CC spend requirement, will others follow?
Replies: 14
Views: 1287

Re: FF status getting more exclusive, harder to get - DL increases CC spend requirement, will others follow?

You understand this is just the EQD waiver that you get for spending money on their credit card right? It's not the actual spending requirement for Diamond status. As you seem to completely misunderstand, I'm going to suggest deletion. I don't think the OP is confused. Seems pretty clear that they'...

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by klakzky123
Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no DTW-HNL?
Replies: 62
Views: 8768

Re: Why no DTW-HNL?

Actually, the fares to Hawaii are up and steady; these are not money losing routes for anybody. That’s why there are so many airlines flying to Hawaii. The “Low Yield” argument is partially, at least, not true. Compare the fares with similar ones on a per mile/kilometer basis on the mainland and th...

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by klakzky123
Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pakistan aviation thread - 2017
Replies: 167
Views: 16515

Re: Pakistan Aviation Thread

Thanks for all the well informed replies. I remember hearing people who flew from places in Europe, the Middle East and the Gulf onwards to Asia, sometimes with a night stop in KHI or LHE . Not sure if PK was dry back then. PK had a lot of weight back in the 1980s and helped EK launch operations. W...

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by klakzky123
Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights
Replies: 192
Views: 25283

Re: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights

Someone will really be happy that DTW is getting another daily international flight. They'll be upset that they didn't get DTW-DUB or MAN though. Seriously however, great adds for DL and I can imagine that all these flights will do well. Or that this flight is on DL metal instead of AF. Said person...

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by klakzky123
Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL dropping PHL-CDG?
Replies: 92
Views: 12946

Re: DL dropping PHL-CDG?

I agree however AF id going to make sure their own flights are served first. Aside from being a reasonable assumption it is probably what they do. That's the problem because DL is always going to be in a secondary position. The best DL can hope for is that that their flight falls close to AF's hub ...

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by klakzky123
Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 131631

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

No, I am confused now. Are we talking data about the major city of the Metro (as in Detroit/Minneapolis)? Or are we talking about also including other nearby cities that don't have their own commercial service airport (Ann Arbor/St. Paul)? The data you provided is inconsistent. The data needs to be...

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by klakzky123
Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy
Replies: 527
Views: 135755

Re: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy

jetmechanicdave wrote:
Please continue here...

Who do you think will be the buyer of Alitalia?


It'll get ripped apart like Air Berlin. Slots and routes will be sold, aircraft will be sold, and maybe small parts of the actual business is taken over by different buyers but I doubt anyone is buying Alitalia as is.

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by klakzky123
Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 131631

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

Let's get back on track, or else the thread will be closed. A fair question that the little klm and the reasonable people here would both be interested in is why DL chose MSP and SLC for KL service, but not DTW. Personally, I couldn't care less about such small ball, but it is definitely a fair (an...

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by klakzky123
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet to feed Norwegian and WestJet at LGW
Replies: 50
Views: 6663

Re: Easyjet to feed Norwegian and WestJet at LGW

Just did some random dummy bookings , prices were extremely uncompetitive ... No wonder if they just add up the fares and add a transfer fee on top of it. The thing that is making Gatwick unattractive is the APD and nothing has been done about that. Usually transfer passengers don't pay APD, but in...

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by klakzky123
Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would UA and/or AA adopt a similar p2p/focus city strategy to keep up with DL?
Replies: 71
Views: 9811

Re: Would UA and/or AA adopt a similar p2p/focus city strategy to keep up with DL?

I think the better question is, is DL's strategy even worth pursuing? I've always been under the assumption they do it more out of necessity than choice. And as we've seen in the past, p2p and focus city operations have historically always been the first to go from the hub airlines' networks during...

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by klakzky123
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet to feed Norwegian and WestJet at LGW
Replies: 50
Views: 6663

Re: Easyjet to feed Norwegian and WestJet at LGW

Looks like Ryanair is out in the cold ? Not really. The real prize is getting GDS interline going. Direct sales like this are nice but not really the end game here. To date, no one has actually done that yet. Also this isn't real interline, it uses Gatwick connects. This is just selling multiple on...

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