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by klakzky123
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airbus says no-deal Brexit would threaten its role in UK - Reuters
Replies: 76
Views: 765

Re: Airbus threatens to leave UK if no Brexit Deal

How so? Because we will have a brand new state of the art trade agreement with Morocco? Fact is, the EU is the biggest trading partner. Without easy access to the EU, freedom of movement, common laws on social security and other insurances, common regulations and framework etc etc it all gets more ...

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by klakzky123
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airbus says no-deal Brexit would threaten its role in UK - Reuters
Replies: 76
Views: 765

Re: Airbus threatens to leave UK if no Brexit Deal

Yeah it`s tough, there was no need for a nasty divorce, but it seems the EU true to form, won`t deal in a sensible way & big businesses with large workforces like Airbus UK will suffer as a result. At the end of the day democracy must win out, & in spite of massively pro EU press, disgustin...

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by klakzky123
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airbus says no-deal Brexit would threaten its role in UK - Reuters
Replies: 76
Views: 765

Re: Airbus threatens to leave UK if no Brexit Deal

No. Only a slight majority of people knew what they wanted at the time of the referendum, and an insignificant portion of these knew what Brexit entailed at the political level or even had a clue about the greater repercussions of the idea. Most people wanted out based on simplistic and populist sl...

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by klakzky123
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airbus says no-deal Brexit would threaten its role in UK - Reuters
Replies: 76
Views: 765

Re: Airbus threatens to leave UK if no Brexit Deal

Airbus is a very political company. No doubt the German or French governments would love to create new investment and jobs in Hamburg or Toulouse! This is silly. Airbus makes decisions based on cost and profit. They still have to compete and companies don't just randomly move large parts of the sup...

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by klakzky123
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airbus says no-deal Brexit would threaten its role in UK - Reuters
Replies: 76
Views: 765

Re: Airbus threatens to leave UK if no Brexit Deal

There is no reason why Airbus should leave the UK in the event of a no-deal Brexit,.WTO rules exempt civilian aircraft and their parts from tariffs: https://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/civair_e/civair_e.htm There are still issues. The Customs Union driven Common EU Tarrif would no longer be in pla...

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by klakzky123
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1096
Views: 63199

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Meanwhile, flaming DTW tradition continues on a.net. http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1397113#p20499385 https://imgur.com/SoyuK4q The constant “DTW lacks direct flights by airline ZZ to airport XYZ comments” has definitely become the running joke of A.net. And the thing is, th...

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by klakzky123
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 155
Views: 16469

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

This may be discussed ad nauseum in other places but what difference does it make what Delta calls Austin? Isn’t all that matters the number of flights? if Delta calls it a focus city does that open up new connecting possibilities that would otherwise not be bookable? Not trying to be flip i’m Hone...

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by klakzky123
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates
Replies: 320
Views: 26387

Re: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates

For broader reference, lets not forget how WN helped torpedo the original Dallas-Houston high speed rail in the 90s (which eventually was to expand to Austin and San Antonio). Its widely reported on that the original French TGV plan in Texas was torpedoed by WN because it was a direct shot at WN's ...

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by klakzky123
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates
Replies: 320
Views: 26387

Re: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates

Come one... This is the City of Dallas we're talking about here! Politicians in Houston and Dallas have been in WN's thumb for years. It's pretty disgusting how bad it is. Oh please let's have a reality check. If Dallas had been under WN's thumb, we'd have a 40 gate Love Field with international fl...

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by klakzky123
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates
Replies: 320
Views: 26387

Re: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates

DL747400 wrote:
grbauc wrote:
OR run DAL like SNA does to make sure the best options are happening rather then airlines controlling the situation.


Come one... This is the City of Dallas we're talking about here!


Politicians in Houston and Dallas have been in WN's thumb for years. It's pretty disgusting how bad it is.

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by klakzky123
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1096
Views: 63199

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

ORD-AKL is driven by two alliance partners on either end Not trying to stir some crud, but wouldn't you think that this same concept would apply to Skyteam carriers? Delta and Saudia are partners, that wouldn't be a half bad option and could draw connections on both ends. I'm not saying it's a grea...

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by klakzky123
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launches LAX-Europe on B77L on June 16th
Replies: 62
Views: 14254

Re: DL launches LAX-Europe on B77L today

Yet, when I flew MCI-ATL-ANC, DL had no problem flying me there. Yes, I know ANC is not SE Asia, however ATL may not be as idiotic for hubbing travel to SE Asia as one may think. It could seem out of the way, but the efficiency of the ATL hub negates that challenge. I really think that DL should st...

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by klakzky123
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces MSP - ICN
Replies: 165
Views: 18571

Re: DL announces MSP - ICN

I have to wonder if KE will ever launch a route like ICN-BOS now, on a 787-9, without cannibalizing service to JFK which right now is double-daily A380. (On the East Coast, KE also serves IAD and ATL, and both ATL and JFK are served with dedicated 777 freighters.) I give ICN a leg up on the UA and ...

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by klakzky123
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 278
Views: 24418

Re: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka

I think most airlines recognize the need to serve certain destinations for certain reasons whether they are profitable or not. I doubt every route in the DL system turns a profit. It is difficult to understand that a major airline that wants to have a major presence in Asia would not serve HK... ob...

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by klakzky123
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces MSP - ICN
Replies: 165
Views: 18571

Re: RUMOR: DL to Announce MSP - ICN

Looks like they're launching with a refurbished 777 on both the ICN and HND routes so that will be exciting for MSP travelers. It'll be interesting to see what Tokyo routes survive long term. I do think DL will move the HND flight as soon as it can but it sounds like they'll sit on the slot from MSP...

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by klakzky123
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces MSP - ICN
Replies: 165
Views: 18571

Re: RUMOR: DL to Announce MSP - ICN

My guess is that DL will pitch SEA, DTW or ATL to the DOT as replacements for MSP. I'm sure DL has its preferences but they'll take a swap to any of those three in lieu of MSP.

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by klakzky123
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces MSP - ICN
Replies: 165
Views: 18571

Re: RUMOR: DL to Announce MSP - ICN

Guess they'll have to change all those signs at the airport that are written in Japanese. End of an era for MSP if the the Tokyo flight is swapped for ICN.

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by klakzky123
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no BOI-east coast flights?
Replies: 34
Views: 4320

Re: Why no BOI-east coast flights?

I would just like to clarify to fellow a.netters that as a non-US citizen,living on the other side of the pond,we (in Europe) have the notion that New York is to States what London is to Europe..Which is a very a big and important financial center, a student magnet because of its universities/colle...

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by klakzky123
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Non-Us Airline Load Factors
Replies: 3
Views: 477

Re: Non-Us Airline Load Factors

In the US, airlines are trying to get their planes as full as possible. Outside of B6, I can't tell you the last time there was more than maybe 2 empty seats on the entire plane. Is this something that has spread throughout non-US airlines now, or do they tend to have smaller load factors these day...

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by klakzky123
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/10/2018: Big NK Network Adjustment
Replies: 73
Views: 10158

Re: OAG Changes 6/10/2018: Big NK Network Adjustment

Looks like NK must not be doing too well in the DFW market - lots of reductions and even even entire route drops. Looks like overall system wide, NK is cutting back. I guess most of this (except for the drops) is seasonal? Thanks as always enilria!! I think AA finally won the fare war. The aggressi...

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by klakzky123
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Easiest Program To Get Star Alliance Gold
Replies: 6
Views: 1320

Re: Easiest Program To Get Star Alliance Gold

Do some research to confirm but historically Aegean has been the fastest path to star alliance gold (even if you don't fly with them directly). I know a lot of people who applied points to Aegean and found that the fastest way to get star alliance status even when flying only on UA.

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by klakzky123
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: To What Extent do DL and WS Codeshare?
Replies: 19
Views: 1851

Re: To What Extent do DL and WS Codeshare?

Thanks guys. So you don't have to re-claim and re-check baggage in YYZ after arriving from the states to have it checked through to YHZ? Well it should still be checked through to YHZ but you'll need to still get your bag to get through customs and then you should just be able to drop it off on a b...

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by klakzky123
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: To What Extent do DL and WS Codeshare?
Replies: 19
Views: 1851

Re: To What Extent do DL and WS Codeshare?

Thanks guys. So you don't have to re-claim and re-check baggage in YYZ after arriving from the states to have it checked through to YHZ? Well it should still be checked through to YHZ but you'll need to still get your bag to get through customs and then you should just be able to drop it off on a b...

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by klakzky123
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: To What Extent do DL and WS Codeshare?
Replies: 19
Views: 1851

Re: To What Extent do DL and WS Codeshare?

Try same request on WestJet's website instead. I saw the routing offered that you mention. You are the bomb.gov! Does anyone know about interlining baggage? I'm assuming the person checking bags in MCI would be able to have the bags checked through to YHZ without issue at a connecting point? I thin...

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by klakzky123
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAE and Canada enter bilateral talks
Replies: 23
Views: 3579

Re: UAE and Canada enter bilateral talks

Which serious concessions would those be? Increased frequencies for AC? The UAE doesn't restrict anyone from flying to its airports. AC could have had all the frequencies it wants a long time ago. AC (or any Canadian carrier that is) is restricted by the same limitations the UAE is subject to. But ...

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by klakzky123
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAE and Canada enter bilateral talks
Replies: 23
Views: 3579

Re: UAE and Canada enter bilateral talks

Canada is in a nice spot with the bilateral. They've locked EK and EY out of Canada for the most part. It gives them a great barganing position. Canada is probably one of the biggest untapped markets for EK. I expect Canada to ask for some serious concessions in exchange for loosening the bilateral.

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by klakzky123
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines announces 15 new routes
Replies: 37
Views: 4741

Re: Frontier Airlines media event at ONT - June 5th

I have frequently seen numbers posted on this forum of the number of passengers between cities. Do we suppose that FL might browse that same data, and launch routes that target those city pairs as opposed to the allegations made on this board that FL “throws darts at a map”? I think they do quite a...

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by klakzky123
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines announces 15 new routes
Replies: 37
Views: 4741

Re: Frontier Airlines media event at ONT - June 5th

I expect MSP-CHS to fail. Probably but its nice to see them try. The beauty of running an LCC is the low cost of starting and cancelling a route. It allows for a lot of experimentation at a "relatively" low cost. I have frequently seen numbers posted on this forum of the number of passeng...

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by klakzky123
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines announces 15 new routes
Replies: 37
Views: 4741

Re: Frontier Airlines media event at ONT - June 5th

flymco753 wrote:
I expect MSP-CHS to fail.


Probably but its nice to see them try. The beauty of running an LCC is the low cost of starting and cancelling a route. It allows for a lot of experimentation at a "relatively" low cost.

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by klakzky123
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Europa drops Puerto Rico
Replies: 17
Views: 2203

Re: Air Europa drops Puerto Rico

It is hard to expect tourist going to visit an area where even the basic infrastructures are still not fixed. So airlines are probably responding accordingly. The tourist areas are back up. San Juan has probably gotten the biggest focus as far as recovery and other tourist areas are faring well. No...

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by klakzky123
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stansted airport luggage chaos due to staff shortage.
Replies: 10
Views: 1260

Re: Stanstead airport luggage chaos due to staff shortage.

Just wait until Ryanair introduces connecting flights at Stansted. Then the real fun will start.

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by klakzky123
Thu May 31, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own
Replies: 199
Views: 11755

Re: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own

I think what people don't understand is how humiliating and insulting it is to be standing in line to check in only to have your identity and relationship with your child questioned to such a degree. And to see people actually have the gall to attack the mother and say she did all of this for "...

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by klakzky123
Wed May 30, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX: "Never say never" for LCC business, learning from strength of LCC
Replies: 75
Views: 5873

Re: CX: "Never say never" for LCC business, learning from strength of LCC

it made no sense to start a separate offshoot... going down the ANZ path of transforming the core airline into an LCC is the most successful strategy- AA/DL/BA cannibalizing your own hub is silly. as for CX"suffering" , your are merely then being fooled by the management, CX is very profi...

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by klakzky123
Tue May 29, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX: "Never say never" for LCC business, learning from strength of LCC
Replies: 75
Views: 5873

Re: CX: "Never say never" for LCC business, learning from strength of LCC

I doubt Scoot turns a profit either. Scoot IS profitable, with their profit keep increasing also. http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1394385 While you're at FSC's LCC, ANA's Peach makes profit since 2014 (Vanilla Air, its other LCC, is still in the red, though), Jetstar Japan (J...

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by klakzky123
Tue May 29, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX: "Never say never" for LCC business, learning from strength of LCC
Replies: 75
Views: 5873

Re: CX: "Never say never" for LCC business, learning from strength of LCC

Umm...maybe CX was not all that interested? LCC in the region (particularly NE Asia i.e. South Korea/Japan) was in its infancy. But that is my point: by partnering with QF, CX would gain access to expertise on running a LCC and therefore rapid deployment of a known working model (and, to a lesser e...

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by klakzky123
Tue May 29, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX: "Never say never" for LCC business, learning from strength of LCC
Replies: 75
Views: 5873

Re: CX: "Never say never" for LCC business, learning from strength of LCC

The ship has sailed long ago for CX to set up an LCC. You have a big competitor (Hong Kong Airlines) at your home base with their own LCC (HK Express), wouldn't be it an unwise move since you're making loss for past few quarters/years? Also, you could have spent your energy on setting up your own L...

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by klakzky123
Fri May 25, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US-Brazil open skies agreement finally approved
Replies: 60
Views: 6788

Re: US-Brazil open skies agreement finally approved

ojjunior wrote:
Great, what will final customers get with this?


Joint Ventures. You'll finally see a DL/G3 JV or a UA JV with O6 or AD. Other than that, not a whole lot will change in the short term.

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by klakzky123
Fri May 25, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates
Replies: 320
Views: 26387

Re: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates

At this point, if DL gets locked out, expect an anti-trust lawsuit against DAL. The Justice Department openly stated that they had concerns about the 20 gate cap when the Wright Amendment was overhauled in 2006.

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by klakzky123
Thu May 24, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UAL resume mideast flights after ME3 agreement?
Replies: 9
Views: 1438

Re: Will UAL resume mideast flights after ME3 agreement?

Only way Mideast flights return is if the US starts deploying large numbers of soldiers. Even the GSA contract is owned by JetBlue now. Without military traffic, I'm not sure there's enough O&D to ever go back to the Mideast.

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by klakzky123
Thu May 24, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 36595

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

It seems like ATL would make some sense; DTW also. NYC already has nonstops from two airports to India. Why compete there when another route with no competition, i.e., potentially higher prices, could be opened up? Doesn't DL already have a JV with Jet, KLM and AF for flights to India? DL has a str...

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by klakzky123
Thu May 24, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 36595

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

Presumably JFK and maybe ATL? Agree on DL needing to stop talking about the ME3.

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by klakzky123
Thu May 24, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is DL investing money in 20+ year old A320’s
Replies: 119
Views: 16268

Re: Why is DL investing money in 20+ year old A320’s

This is the benefit of having DL Tech Ops in house. DL has the scale to be able to retrofit their entire fleet as needed. For other airlines, it costs a lot more to do this sort of work. There's a lot of math that goes into these decisions and Delta makes it a point to have a common passenger experi...

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by klakzky123
Wed May 16, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS to switch LAS to LHR in S19 ?
Replies: 36
Views: 6171

Re: VS to switch LAS to LHR in S19 ?

I'm curious what the future of VS flights to Asia and Africa are. This relationship seems built entirely around TATL and over time the airline might just become exclusively TATL (with AF/KL providing connectivity to the rest of the world). It seems like VS stabilized once they started focusing on TA...

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by klakzky123
Wed May 16, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF-KLM, Delta, Virgin Atlantic sign Trans-Atlantic Partnership
Replies: 20
Views: 4448

Re: AF-KLM, Delta, Virgin Atlantic sign Trans-Atlantic Partnership

If I'm doing my math correct, this means DL is now majority shareholder of VS. Interesting.. I'm not sure about majority but DL is most certainly the largest stockholder. DL is now the largest shareholder but EU rules require 51% of the company to be owned by EU shareholders (Virgin Group and AF/KL...

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by klakzky123
Tue May 15, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3
Replies: 194
Views: 22148

Re: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3

DL used to have a flight from the US to BOM via AMS. I think it lasted for a while and then disappeared. Have things changed that much for them to re-add it back into the system? The AMS connection makes little sense today. They have Jet Airways, Air France and KLM to provide the connecting flights...

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by klakzky123
Mon May 14, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no ME3 airline serve TLV?
Replies: 73
Views: 11548

Re: Why no ME3 airline serve TLV?

I suppose TK is the beneficiary of this whole situation. They offer several flights a day (including widebody flights)

Even though Egypt has relations with Israel, they've never really taken advantage of traffic rights. RJ has a handful of flights a day but they're limited as well.

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by klakzky123
Mon May 07, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirFrance-KLM's Janaillac Resigns
Replies: 137
Views: 11493

Re: AirFrance-KLM's Janaillac Resigns

"Openness" usually works very well, and might work well for Air France. How about going on TV, talk to reporters, and show what the AF board offered and what the AF unions demanded. Open the books to the French public and show how much profit was made. Show how much each individual AF emp...

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by klakzky123
Fri May 04, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to start BOS-MSP 3xday on May 3 2018
Replies: 119
Views: 13350

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

from Marty St George http://www.startribune.com/jetblue-arrives-at-msp-starting-with-round-trips-to-boston/481656521/#1 "Assuming we are successful on this Boston route, we will likely next add a flight to one of our focus cities, like Fort Lauderdale or Orlando," The Orlando part even su...

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by klakzky123
Fri May 04, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to start BOS-MSP 3xday on May 3 2018
Replies: 119
Views: 13350

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

Not even DL does MSP-FLL with more than 1 flight right now, and even DTW has 4 flights today to FLL on DL (who says DTW doesn't get some lovin?). Granted, lower yield for DL may not mean the same for B6, but I just don't see the need, and I think B6 has MSP with more of a goal to attract business p...

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by klakzky123
Thu May 03, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to start BOS-MSP 3xday on May 3 2018
Replies: 119
Views: 13350

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

MSP-Florida will most definitely not happen. I think they're more business focused on their Midwestern routes. I think MSP-FLL is inevtiable. B6 will want to tap into the MSP-Caribbean and MSP-Latin America traffic - it is not low yield... I think if they intend to grow fll as a Caribbean hub, then...

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