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by berari
Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor? Ethiopian Airlines in negotiations to take over troubled Nigerian Arik Air
Replies: 14
Views: 2658

Re: Rumor? Ethiopian Airlines in negotiations to take over troubled Nigerian Arik Air

A few days ago there was a report on CNN that Ethiopian had submitted a proposal: "We have outlined our terms and conditions to the Nigerian government and we are waiting to see if they agree," Esayas WoldeMariam, Ethiopian's managing director of international services, told CNN. "We ...

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by berari
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to unbundle some fares on some transatlantic routes
Replies: 83
Views: 11548

Re: AA to unbundle some fares on some transatlantic routes

Nope, it will not stop anyone from connecting in Turkey. Turkish has done quite well filling their seats with a number of $500-$600 airfares from the U.S. to western Europe via Istanbul. LOT Polish has also done well through Warsaw. anyone? anyone .. Quite a ridiculous claim. Sure, since I work for...

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by berari
Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Announce LGW-YYZ/LAS
Replies: 58
Views: 8831

Re: BA Announce LGW-YYZ/LAS

London fares from Canada have dropped big time, especially if you fly into LGW. Out of YYC, under $800 is the norm on Westjet while AC still commands $1000+ to LHR.

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by berari
Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR CEO Al-Baker voted as IATA Chairman
Replies: 12
Views: 3201

Re: QR CEO Al-Baker voted as IATA Chairman

Lord help us

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by berari
Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embattled SAA dumping more routes.....
Replies: 15
Views: 6392

Re: Embattled SAA dumping more routes.....

chrisp390 wrote:
I know FedEx uses SAA and JNB to get packages to many countries throughout central and South Africa, any idea what happens once routes to these countries are cut?


They could use Ethiopian

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by berari
Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: African Aviation Thread
Replies: 171
Views: 11973

Re: African Aviation Thread

That also tells me that Ethiopian, unlike a lot of African carriers, really seeks profitability, although I do feel that ET has too many wide-body planes when much of their network could be serviced with narrow-body planes. The A321neo would be perfect for their African network and maybe to India a...

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by berari
Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2056
Views: 259637

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43

Ethiopian's 787-9 is going to have the following seat configuration: 2-3-2 in business with a total 28 seats Disappointing. I've flown 2-3-2 on EK's A330s and it's an insult. Even for regional routes they should do better. Looking at this further, I am thinking that the loaded seat map on ET's webs...

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by berari
Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: African Aviation Thread
Replies: 171
Views: 11973

Re: African Aviation Thread

When are ET expecting the 789? Do you know the seat configuration? I see 3-3-3 in economy with a total 287 seats. I see 2-3-2 in business with a total 28 seats Total is 315 seats This compares with the following seat configs for other aircraft: 787-8: 271 77L: 321 77W: 399 350: 348 Their B787-8s ar...

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by berari
Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2056
Views: 259637

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43

Ethiopian's 787-9 is going to have the following seat configuration:

3-3-3 in economy with a total 287 seats.

2-3-2 in business with a total 28 seats

Total is 315 seats.

This compares with the following seat configs for its other wide body aircraft:
787-8: 271
77L: 321
77W: 399
350: 348

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by berari
Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: African Aviation Thread
Replies: 171
Views: 11973

Re: African Aviation Thread

Ethiopian is placing its first 787-9 on flights to Mumbai. Mumbai will be served twice a day with 77L + 789 When are ET expecting the 789? Do you know the seat configuration? I see 3-3-3 in economy with a total 287 seats. I see 2-3-2 in business with a total 28 seats Total is 315 seats This compare...

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by berari
Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: African Aviation Thread
Replies: 171
Views: 11973

Re: African Aviation Thread

Ethiopian is placing its first 787-9 on flights to Mumbai. Mumbai will be served twice a day with 77L + 789

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by berari
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian going nonstop to Sao Paulo again
Replies: 30
Views: 4844

Re: Ethiopian going nonstop to Sao Paulo again

How is ET able to fly nonstop to GRU given the altitude of ADD? Well, they fly to IAD nonstop from ADD, and YYZ too, (not sure 100% off the top of my head about the latter) so GRU can't be that different. ADD-IAD: 7194 miles ADD-GRU: 6171 miles GRU is shorter than the IAD run. We have in the past s...

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by berari
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian going nonstop to Sao Paulo again
Replies: 30
Views: 4844

Re: Ethiopian going nonstop to Sao Paulo again

How is ET able to fly nonstop to GRU given the altitude of ADD? Well, they fly to IAD nonstop from ADD, and YYZ too, (not sure 100% off the top of my head about the latter) so GRU can't be that different. There are maybe 5 million people of Lebanese origin in Brazil (more than the population of Leb...

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by berari
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian going nonstop to Sao Paulo again
Replies: 30
Views: 4844

Re: Ethiopian going nonstop to Sao Paulo again

Well, they fly to IAD nonstop from ADD, and YYZ too, (not sure 100% off the top of my head about the latter) so GRU can't be that different. I don't believe that they do --- these are served via DUB on the return journey... ET flies with a stop at DUB on the way to YYZ and IAD. Flights from YYZ and...

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by berari
Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian going nonstop to Sao Paulo again
Replies: 30
Views: 4844

Re: Ethiopian going nonstop to Sao Paulo again

I think they're trying to say except for the ME3, it's the biggest. Congrats to ET for this development! (The airline not the alien ;) ) I'd love to fly that route! No, that includes the ME2 (EY no longer flies to Brazil), due to the heavily discounted fares ET offers in Brazil to the Far East. The...

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by berari
Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian going nonstop to Sao Paulo again
Replies: 30
Views: 4844

Re: Ethiopian going nonstop to Sao Paulo again

12:45 Westbound
12:25 Eastbound

Connecting traffic to Asia and Middle East.

Looking at loads for week of September 25, Y is fully booked westbound all week, while eastbound also looks heavy.

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by berari
Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian going nonstop to Sao Paulo again
Replies: 30
Views: 4844

Ethiopian going nonstop to Sao Paulo again

Ethiopian Airlines is going to serve Sao Paulo nonstop from Addis Ababa once again. It had reverted back to flying to GRU via Lome when Brazil's economy took a hit. Looks like things are getting better, and the current frequency of 4x per week will be increased to 5x per week all non stop in Decembe...

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by berari
Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian retrofitting its B763 Business class with lie flat seats
Replies: 25
Views: 4113

Re: Ethiopian retrofitting its B763 Business class with lie flat seats

Wasn't ET supposed to retire its 767's by 2018 ? Has the airline's rapid expansion resulted in them postponing their retirement ? Retirement is slated for 2018. ET does have 2 787-9s and at least one more A350 before the end of this year, with two more 787-9s and additional A350s being delivered in...

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by berari
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India introduces 1 year notice period for pilots
Replies: 11
Views: 1559

Re: India introduces 1 year notice period for pilots

lightsaber wrote:
Why are there not clawback provisions for training? But not a year. A pilot will be harassed to reconsider with that huge timeframe.

Lightsaber


Weren't there instances where you had the ME3 also paying the clawback $ as part of poaching?

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by berari
Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian retrofitting its B763 Business class with lie flat seats
Replies: 25
Views: 4113

Re: Ethiopian retrofitting its B763 Business class with lie flat seats

ET does sometimes cut corners only to come back and pour money into retrofit: I can think of the Q400 w/o Business class when launched and of course the angled flat seats on the Dreamliners. As for Malawian, I highly doubt that project is going as well as initially thought. As mentioned, Malawi is ...

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by berari
Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DEN picks up Westjet
Replies: 30
Views: 4544

Re: DEN picks up Westjet

-The O&D on the route per day is 150. That's not much in terms of how well UA have the route covered. Maybe this is a preemptive strike against Frontier, as WS, unlike AC, seem to view any type of ULCC competition as a threat...look how WS has gone after Flair (ex-New Leaf), while AC have prett...

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by berari
Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian retrofitting its B763 Business class with lie flat seats
Replies: 25
Views: 4113

Re: Ethiopian retrofitting its B763 Business class with lie flat seats

How is the arrangement between Ethiopian Airlines and Malawian Airlines working out! At the beginning of this arrangement it was stated that Malawian Airlines may eventually get a couple of wide bodies from Ethiopian Airlines with the Boeing 763 being the obvious candidate. If the ET Boeing 763 are...

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by berari
Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DEN picks up Westjet
Replies: 30
Views: 4544

Re: DEN picks up Westjet

-The O&D on the route per day is 150. That's not much in terms of how well UA have the route covered. Maybe this is a preemptive strike against Frontier, as WS, unlike AC, seem to view any type of ULCC competition as a threat...look how WS has gone after Flair (ex-New Leaf), while AC have prett...

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by berari
Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces start of PAE-SFO and PAE-DEN
Replies: 115
Views: 14047

Re: UA announces start of PAE-SFO and PAE-DEN

Everett can be a good alternative to Seattle Airport for many living in the area. As an example, with Microsoft being headquartered in Redmond WA, which is right in the middle between SEA and PAE, one could make a good argument to fly out of PAE complete with less traffic up the quieter side of I405...

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by berari
Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian retrofitting its B763 Business class with lie flat seats
Replies: 25
Views: 4113

Ethiopian retrofitting its B763 Business class with lie flat seats

Ethiopian's 763s are getting new lie flat seats in Business. Their fleet plan included getting rid of the 763s in 2017/2018 but with this, can we expect them to remain much longer? 763s mainly fly to Delhi, Bamako/Dakar, the odd Nairobi service and Beirut. https://twitter.com/flyethiopian/status/895...

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by berari
Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is South African or Kenyan at ORD possible
Replies: 34
Views: 3535

Re: Is South African or Kenyan at ORD possible

I doubt they could get a good share of high yielding traffic that would make such a flight an interesting economic proposition. These days you can pretty much fill a plane anywhere to somewhere. The hard part is filling it at a profit. Additionally, JNB or CPT are not ideally located as connecting ...

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by berari
Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is South African or Kenyan at ORD possible
Replies: 34
Views: 3535

Re: Is South African or Kenyan at ORD possible

SA needs to put its house in order before it can begin experimenting with new service. KQ needs to get all of its authorizations to fly to the US, and once it does, it'll likely fly into a Skyteam hub first before trying anytning else: it needs the DL feed. It also has major financial issues that it...

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by berari
Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian B763 and Air India A320 wings clipped at Delhi
Replies: 4
Views: 645

Re: Ethiopian B763 and Air India A320 wings clipped at Delhi

superbizzy73 wrote:
"A possible disaster was averted..." Huh...?


Dramatic reporting

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by berari
Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian B763 and Air India A320 wings clipped at Delhi
Replies: 4
Views: 645

Ethiopian B763 and Air India A320 wings clipped at Delhi

An Ethiopian B763 and an Air India A320 had their wings clipped at Delhi Airport yesterday. This occurred when the ET aircraft was being pushed back, and clipped the wing of the parked A320. http://www.financialexpress.com/india-news/air-india-and-ethiopian-airlines-wings-collided-at-delhi-igi-airpo...

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by berari
Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA closing its GRU crew base
Replies: 35
Views: 6925

Re: BA closing its GRU crew base

After EZE, now GRU crews got the axe. I wonder how this will affect the quality of BA services and eventual emergencies. What emergencies? How could quality of service be affected? If you look at EK, they have multinational staff based on out of DXB. Can't all crew be based out of BA hubs? Portugue...

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by berari
Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why is the FedEx Superhub busiest between 10PM and 4AM?
Replies: 59
Views: 9075

Re: Why is the FedEx Superhub busiest between 10PM and 4AM?

Hello A.net, Always wondered why the Superhub is so busy at night if the temperature is not that hot during the day. I've heard that there is a plane arriving or departing every 40 seconds during these hours! Is it a logistical or physical reason for peak rush during night hours? Think about the bu...

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by berari
Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA closing its GRU crew base
Replies: 35
Views: 6925

Re: BA closing its GRU crew base

PPVLC wrote:
After EZE, now GRU crews got the axe. I wonder how this will affect the quality of BA services and eventual emergencies.


What emergencies? How could quality of service be affected?

If you look at EK, they have multinational staff based on out of DXB. Can't all crew be based out of BA hubs?

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by berari
Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First El Al 787 painted
Replies: 49
Views: 7026

Re: First El Al 787 painted

The livery reminds me of hospital bed blankets.

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by berari
Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL pilot and FA fight at LGA
Replies: 53
Views: 11597

Re: DL pilot and FA fight at LGA

It's human nature. This is no different than Waffle House fight videos posted on YouTube. Those are fun!

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by berari
Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL pilot and FA fight at LGA
Replies: 53
Views: 11597

Re: DL pilot and FA fight at LGA

In today's news. Not a good day at LGA for DL http://www.nydailynews.com/amp/new-york/delta-pilot-flight-attendant-fight-delays-takeoff-laguardia-article-1.3352751 Brought to you by mcdu, the resident DL hater (your track record shows.) Regardless, considering DL has 80000 employees and contracts o...

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by berari
Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sunday Times Article: ‘Anyone but British Airways’: turbulent times at the nation’s flag carrier
Replies: 44
Views: 9625

Re: Sunday Times Article: ‘Anyone but British Airways’: turbulent times at the nation’s flag carrier

Rumored that all east bound US transatlantic flights going overnight will be branded as sleeper services for premium passengers, only serving breakfast. So the idea is they all eat in the lounge before hand and don't eat a meal onboard. I can almost hear the FAs going "it's bedtiiiiiime" ...

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by berari
Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France resumes service to Nairobi
Replies: 21
Views: 3859

Re: Air France resumes service to Nairobi

EK does operate 3 daily flights into nbo (they were allowed the increased frequency this month and the 3rd flight launched on 1st july instead of 1st june) Oh wow. I didn't know that it had gone through, there was much fanfare about the refusal to grant additional frequency. This leads me to really...

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by berari
Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France resumes service to Nairobi
Replies: 21
Views: 3859

Re: Air France resumes service to Nairobi

Nairobi is picking up after the terror attacks and warnings. Lufthansa is operating the A343 6x a week, in contrast with a combination of PrivatAir and A343s when it first started. I wonder what other possibilities exist ex-Europe to Nairobi. The Kenyan government has taken a protectionist stance w...

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by berari
Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France resumes service to Nairobi
Replies: 21
Views: 3859

Re: Air France resumes service to Nairobi

Nairobi is picking up after the terror attacks and warnings. Lufthansa is operating the A343 6x a week, in contrast with a combination of PrivatAir and A343s when it first started. I wonder what other possibilities exist ex-Europe to Nairobi. The Kenyan government has taken a protectionist stance wh...

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by berari
Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where should Finnair fly next?
Replies: 69
Views: 8725

Re: Where should Finnair fly next?

They should fly to Harare

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by berari
Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another DL PR issue. This time FOX Sports host and family not allowed to travel
Replies: 125
Views: 13321

Re: Another DL PR issue. This time FOX Sports host and family not allowed to travel

What would be hilarious is if DL sued the family for the cost of cleaning the aircraft post lice incident. It doesn't look like the aircraft was pulled out of service however. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n865da The father is an arrogant entitled prick: his comments about WN passenge...

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by berari
Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greenpeace: Schiphol and KLM need to shrink
Replies: 150
Views: 11961

Re: Greenpeace: Schiphol and KLM need to shrink

Do Greenpeace folks swim to their destinations?

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by berari
Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another DL PR issue. This time FOX Sports host and family not allowed to travel
Replies: 125
Views: 13321

Re: Another DL PR issue. This time FOX Sports host and family not allowed to travel

What would be hilarious is if DL sued the family for the cost of cleaning the aircraft post lice incident. It doesn't look like the aircraft was pulled out of service however. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n865da The father is an arrogant entitled prick: his comments about WN passenger...

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by berari
Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another DL PR issue. This time FOX Sports host and family not allowed to travel
Replies: 125
Views: 13321

Re: Another DL PR issue. This time FOX Sports host and family not allowed to travel

Can't believe WN is "lice friendly". That is absolutely disgusting. Correction to my own post, the kid with lice didn't even fly WN. Travis and his 2 yr old son flew home first on WN while mom and "lice kid" stayed in MSP for treatment. Poor kid. His father is making a big deal ...

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by berari
Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: EK to fly to Vic Falls via Windoek
Replies: 13
Views: 4397

Re: Rumor: EK to fly to Vic Falls via Windoek

Has VFA matured enough for EK to get in there? I think it's still too new of a [possibly luxury] market for EK to even consider, unless it is now going after scrapings. Also, it's Zimbabwe we are talking about still. EK has too large aircraft to make VFA and the now possibly saturated WDH work. EK e...

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by berari
Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL off taxiway causes other carriers cancels and delays
Replies: 15
Views: 4911

Re: DL off taxiway causes other carriers cancels and delays

Okie wrote:
Did DL give the passengers $30 for having to walk through the mud because of the pilots off taxiway adventure? :hissyfit:

Okie


Only to those that threw tantrums and tweeted their fellow passengers' pictures with derogatory/racial statements.

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by berari
Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM's investment and partnership changes in Kenya Airways
Replies: 5
Views: 1921

Re: KLM's investment and partnership changes in Kenya Airways

This is a KLM legacy investment left over from before merged with Air France. KLM's shareholding is falling from 26.73 per cent to 13.71 per cent, while creditors and the Kenyan government become the largest shareholders. I'd wondered about what's in it for KL, that it's sticking through KQs misery...

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by berari
Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter
Replies: 317
Views: 28761

Re: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter

Ann Coulter has managed to get her name back in the media. Stay tuned for a new book or tour announcement.

Also, I thought seat purchases were non-refundable. Did DL make an exception because she is a D-list celebrity?

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by berari
Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM's investment and partnership changes in Kenya Airways
Replies: 5
Views: 1921

KLM's investment and partnership changes in Kenya Airways

KLM will see its shareholding fall from 26.73 per cent to 13.71 per cent, while the State’s stake in the cash-strapped airline has inreased from 29.8 per cent to 46.53 per cent. The Government, through the National Treasury Cabinet Secretary, will be allocated 13.9 billion shares. “In addition, KLM...

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by berari
Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar proposes to open 2nd hub in Oman
Replies: 14
Views: 3715

Re: Qatar proposes to open 2nd hub in Oman

Oh man. Why? It's so close to its existing hub?

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