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by YIMBY
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran
Replies: 91
Views: 14358

Re: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran

Airbus is so dear to EU leaders, particularly French and German, that they would defend it with countermeasures. If USA stops Airbus sales to the US, for sure no Boeing will be delivered to Europe. That's all cheap populism. Let's face it, if Airbus is told to disregard the sanctions, and then the ...

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by YIMBY
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran
Replies: 91
Views: 14358

Re: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran

MIflyer12 wrote:
Does Airbus want to sell a few dozen aircraft to Iran, or hundreds to AA/UA/DL/Spirit/Frontier?


Airbus is so dear to EU leaders, particularly French and German, that they would defend it with countermeasures. If USA stops Airbus sales to the US, for sure no Boeing will be delivered to Europe.

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by YIMBY
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Süddeutsche Zeitung: Lufthansa considering bid on Norwegian
Replies: 39
Views: 5609

Re: Süddeutsche Zeitung: Lufthansa considering bid on Norwegian

it's still very fascinating that DY didn't really touch LHGroup home markets DE/CH/AT/BE (especially on longhaul) and yet there is this idea of take-over. Because of this they complement each other and there are less problems with the regulators. In a sense LH+DY looks a better fit than IAG+DY. Not...

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by YIMBY
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Lufthansa Group longhaul destinations
Replies: 77
Views: 10597

Re: Next Lufthansa Group longhaul destinations

What about re-expansion in Latin America?

LIM to start with.

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by YIMBY
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 631
Views: 76936

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Although flights between RVN and PEK are now legally possible, I'm skeptical that we will ever see scheduled Lapland-China flights. It's however an interesting prospect, and Finnair's CEO played with the idea back in last December: https://www.lapinkansa.fi/lappi/finnair-lentaa-rovaniemelta-suoraan...

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by YIMBY
Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is The Real Difference Among Full Service, LCC and ULCC Carriers?
Replies: 65
Views: 4427

Re: What Is The Real Difference Among Full Service, LCC and ULCC Carriers?

i think it is a bit more complicated than many are saying. Legacies typically offer interline ticketing and agreements, which means that in case of an IRROP they can reroute you on another airline; LCC’s usually cannot (although some, like JetBlue in the US, do have some interline agreements. South...

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by YIMBY
Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 658
Views: 164152

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

Everything starting with and after the Maastricht Treaty was a mistake. The EU should have remained an economic union between countries. Single currency could have worked but only among countries with similar economies. Europe is way too diverse for it to be unified the way they tried. The ongoing ...

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by YIMBY
Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 658
Views: 164152

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

If LH is willing to invest in AZ, why wouldn't the Italian government be allowed to invest with the same terms? The government is allowed to invest in airline with the very same terms than a private investor who actually invests in it. The investment of a true private investor is taken as a proof t...

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by YIMBY
Tue May 29, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Baltic orders 30 CS300 + 30 Options/Purchase Rights
Replies: 79
Views: 14453

Re: Air Baltic orders 30 CS300 + 30 Options/Purchase Rights

yep but: can't use rix as pure Europe hub only (wrong geography a part from east -west but east is russia...) rix apt is a HUGE airport now (i mean the terminal) they just need another runway :) Maybe they will go alone with 15/20 a338/39 to make the whole thing working. the base costs in latvia ar...

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by YIMBY
Mon May 28, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Baltic orders 30 CS300 + 30 Options/Purchase Rights
Replies: 79
Views: 14453

Re: Air Baltic orders 30 CS300 + 30 Options/Purchase Rights

the next question will be: will they join some alliance? will they make Rix a "hel alike asia connecting hub" with asian airlines feeds? Northern Europe lacks the presence of SkyTeam. I am not sure they want that, though. They do not have possibilities to make RIX a major hub unless backe...

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by YIMBY
Sat May 26, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AF/KL Break Up. Is it possible?
Replies: 7
Views: 1804

Re: AF/KL Break Up. Is it possible?

Controlled shut-down of Air France, i.e. Société Air France, S.A. is more likely. The brand may continue.

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by YIMBY
Fri May 25, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS looking for new long haul plane
Replies: 33
Views: 9636

Re: SAS looking for new long haul plane

With good discounts I would see 339, they could match the A359 where less loads are expected. Much cheaper. Also Finnair has 330 and will keep them. Of course A 321LR should come as well. They have to decide at least 2 years before any delivery. So a source told me If they can get A339 much cheaper...

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by YIMBY
Thu May 24, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Turkey announces plans for 300m STOBAR aircraft carrier
Replies: 23
Views: 3159

Re: Turkey announces plans for 300m STOBAR aircraft carrier

Surely they can control the press with their current military resources..seems like a huge waste of money. Definitely. It serves only to boost the ego of Erdogan. Within Black Sea and East Mediterranean area, they can deploy aircraft from land bases more cheaply, given that land based aircraft have...

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by YIMBY
Thu May 24, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS looking for new long haul plane
Replies: 33
Views: 9636

Re: SAS looking for new long haul plane

http://www.check-in.dk has the headline that CEO from SAS says they are looking for a new long haul plane ... my guess is A321neo plus or A330-800 ... SAS has 8 firm orders on A350-900 and an option on 5 frames more.. SAS ordered an A330-900 a month ago to replace the old LanChile plane. Sadly behi...

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by YIMBY
Thu May 24, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A visual look at Africa's top 10 air routes by pax traffic in 2017
Replies: 20
Views: 3240

Re: A visual look at Africa's top 10 air routes by pax traffic in 2017

...the only long-haul intercontinental route in the top 10 What's surprising may be that ADD, a noted hub on the continent, fails to show up at all in the list, which also features no Africa-Europe link I believe the list is only flights within Africa , with the bizarre inclusion of the Arabian Pen...

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by YIMBY
Fri May 18, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 327
Views: 47699

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

Isn't there a clause in the Finnish-Russian ASA agreement that Finnair has to remain state owned or that overfly rights only apply to government owned airlines? No, but all classic bilaterals with Russia apply to airlines owned more than 50 % by respective nationals (or government). Some of the mor...

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by YIMBY
Fri May 18, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 658
Views: 164152

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

Just read this on a dutch news site. “Rome-The two parties that are currently forming a government in Italy, the Five Star Movement and Lega Nord, want to stop the sale of Alitalia. Instead, the Italian airline should become a state company. In the provisional coalition agreement, which came into t...

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by YIMBY
Thu May 17, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU to reactivate 'blocking statute' against US sanctions on Iran for European firms
Replies: 87
Views: 5246

Re: EU to reactivate 'blocking statute' against US sanctions on Iran for European firms

This will not afect Airbus. As it have parts manufactured in the USA, it is USA right to block export to Iran. It afect firms, that follow US laws on EU soil. Ie firm that block exporting goods manufactured outside US to Iran. EU said that they will retaliate if US puts any sanctions to European co...

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by YIMBY
Wed May 16, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cockpit location
Replies: 25
Views: 3282

Re: Cockpit location

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Another technical issue is passengers have to have emergency exits fore and aft of all passenger seating. The 747 forward cabin, lower deck, could not be cert’d today.

GF


A front exit, like aft exit in DC-9??? Just a bit smaller than the cargo door in 747F.

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by YIMBY
Wed May 16, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cockpit location
Replies: 25
Views: 3282

Re: Cockpit location

Having the cockpit in the very aft would have the advantage of direct control of flight surfaces, without long wires or other objects that have been known to cause problems when they stick or break. Would be quite a fancy place to be, maybe using periscopes to see something. There may have been very...

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by YIMBY
Wed May 16, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 327
Views: 47699

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

As far as competing against AY, I speculated that when this happened that part of this was a shot across the bow at the Finnish government. IAG would love to buy AY but the government of Finland isn't selling and the JV is only to Japan so it very well could be a signal that Finnair will have to co...

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by YIMBY
Wed May 16, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swedish airline NextJet goes bankrupt
Replies: 40
Views: 7241

Re: Swedish airline NextJet goes bankrupt

Which regional airlines keep flying sustainably in Scandinavia and around?

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by YIMBY
Wed May 16, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Outgoing AF CEO cites tax burden difference of 500M euro/yr with LH
Replies: 23
Views: 4948

Re: Outgoing AF CEO cites tax burden difference of 500M euro/yr with LH

The title and quote are very misleading. It is not the issue of the company which fraction of the total gross salary goes to the employee and which to the government (municipality, social security company etc). As said above, you cannot level the salaries of each countries by law or whining and the ...

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by YIMBY
Mon May 14, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is the A350 so expensive?
Replies: 142
Views: 25607

Re: Why is the A350 so expensive?

The production line at Boeing is more mature and more streamlined. The production process is also more efficient. This is irrelevant. The agreed price depends on the market conditions, and as long as there is more demand than supply the prices grow. The unit price may be above or below the producti...

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by YIMBY
Sun May 13, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Busan (S.Korea) long-haul flights pt. 2
Replies: 12
Views: 2147

Re: Busan (S.Korea) long-haul flights pt. 2

-AY needs to give 30 billion won per year (27M USD) to KE who will see decreased demand out of PUS -AY cannot sell transfer tickets from PUS to wherever KE flies into, such as LHR CDG FRA AMS MAD BCN FCO PRG MXP IST etc. -AY cannot increase ICN frequency (currently 7/w), and PUS freq restricted to ...

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by YIMBY
Tue May 08, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran - Boeing deal
Replies: 188
Views: 22465

Re: Iran - Boeing deal

France, the UK and Germany said they will keep on abiding by the contract and that it's business as usual. https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/boeings-8-billion-iran-deal-always-uncertain-is-now-effectively-dead/ says: U.S. sanctions will probably also bar further deliveries of A...

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by YIMBY
Tue May 08, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Lufthansa Group Airlines
Replies: 24
Views: 5975

Re: New Lufthansa Group Airlines

I do not expect imminent actions and do not desire more consolidation, but let us speculate. Alitalia: better keep away from it, even though Lufthansa is one of the two candidates who has potential to make it a decent airline. That will cost a lot and may bring profit only indirectly by diminishing ...

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by YIMBY
Tue May 08, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could a major airline ( like AF) actually go under ?
Replies: 74
Views: 11846

Re: Could a major airline ( like AF) actually go under ?

United American Delta Et al. Only the superiority of chapter 11 kept the names going. They all went under. Air France already "went under" and was acquired by Air Inter that continued the brand. That is a complicated story. Alitalia is even more complicated. I predict that both names are ...

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by YIMBY
Mon May 07, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could a major airline ( like AF) actually go under ?
Replies: 74
Views: 11846

Re: Could a major airline ( like AF) actually go under ?

Question is what alternatives does KLM have then ? Will they be dragged under too ? AFAIK, KLM and Air France (and Transavia etc) are formally independent companies owned by the TopCompany in a complicated way. One of them can go bankrupt without dragging the others, but it all depends on contractu...

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by YIMBY
Sun May 06, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Group - Why not operating all different group airlines under a single brand name?
Replies: 42
Views: 6731

Re: LH Group

If they all were under one name, instead of SWISS, Eurowings, Lufthansa, Austrian, Air Dolomiti, and Brussels Airlines, we'd have Lufthansa Switzerland, LufthansaLite, Lufthansa, Lufthansa Austria, Lufthansa Italia, and Lufthansa Belgium, which would be much more confusing!! Formally maybe so, for ...

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by YIMBY
Fri May 04, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 631
Views: 76936

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Yes 'Russian overflight issues' naturally ;) Hopefully these issues will be solved, Norwegian would bring some healthy competition on HEL-Thailand. With the current Russian Administration I don't see this to change anytime soon. Well, I am sure the Finnish government is in no rush to re-negotiate t...

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by YIMBY
Wed May 02, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline companies stare at a burning issue as fuel prices skyrocket
Replies: 54
Views: 9435

Re: Airline companies stare at a burning issue as fuel prices skyrocket

OR raise ticket prices Aviation is a proven elastic market. Price elasticity may depend on the market sector, i.e. low or high-end markets, ground alternatives etc. I predict the low-cost airlines and VFR traffic to be more affected than business travellers. Some airlines are already in deep troubl...

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by YIMBY
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian reports strong growth in a seasonally weak first quarter
Replies: 39
Views: 4528

Re: Norwegian reports strong growth in a seasonally weak first quarter

Didn't get it. Is the relevant, comparable loss -46.2 million NOK (Welcome back!) or -1.986 million NOK (Good bye)? If I am getting this correctly does that mean that they actually lost 204 million Euros this last quarter? If we take out the one time benefit of reevaluating those shares? This is a ...

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by YIMBY
Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian reports strong growth in a seasonally weak first quarter
Replies: 39
Views: 4528

Re: Norwegian reports strong growth in a seasonally weak first quarter

Didn't get it. Is the relevant, comparable loss -46.2 million NOK (Welcome back!) or -1.986 million NOK (Good bye)?

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by YIMBY
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 631
Views: 76936

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

The growth is coming from all the aircraft delivered in the second half of 2017. It is clearly seen on the traffic number in Q1 2018, when the new capacity has full effect According to Finnair's homepage, https://www.finnair.com/gb/gb/flights/fleet , the only aircraft delivered in 2H 2017 was OH-LW...

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by YIMBY
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus considering re-branding CSeries as A200
Replies: 129
Views: 20509

Re: Airbus considering re-branding CSeries as A200

Naming them A210 and A230 make no sense in the current Airbus numbering scheme. They are clearly part of the same family and not unique models. If they really want to use numbers in the A2xx series call them something like A200-100 and A200-300 or A219 and A220. Better yet, just use the next logica...

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by YIMBY
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 631
Views: 76936

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

The above report: Finnair plans on increasing its capacity by more than 15 per cent in 2018, with most of this growth coming in the first half of the year. What? How? Which hardware? I did not hear that they received any aircraft this year yet. Not that many months remaining from the first half of ...

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by YIMBY
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 631
Views: 76936

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

The above report: Finnair plans on increasing its capacity by more than 15 per cent in 2018, with most of this growth coming in the first half of the year. What? How? Which hardware? I did not hear that they received any aircraft this year yet. Not that many months remaining from the first half of t...

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by YIMBY
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will new standing-up airplane seat design take off?
Replies: 9
Views: 2451

Re: Will new standing-up airplane seat design take off?

Should be tried first in local buses and commuter trains. Might be even comfortable for a short ride.

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by YIMBY
Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bathroom cleaning on long haul flights
Replies: 109
Views: 14238

Re: Bathroom cleaning on long haul flights

let everyone use restrooms prior to boarding, Not that many airports have restrooms at the gates, even nearby. Some airports do not even have enough lavs at the connection route. And sometimes you should be prepared for at least 30 min wait after arrival before reaching a restroom. Would it save ai...

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by YIMBY
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bathroom cleaning on long haul flights
Replies: 109
Views: 14238

Re: Bathroom cleaning on long haul flights

Are there rules that forbid personnel dealing with food to clean toilets?
At least it is used as excuse.
In any case a trained cleaner could be counted as staff for evacuation rules.

P.S. Well-positioned urinals would solve many aiming issues.

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by YIMBY
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 631
Views: 76936

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

HEL Intercontinental traffic in Q1 Total: 846,157 (+31.4%) Thailand: 157,778 (+16.1%) Japan: 140,321 (+14.6%) China: 102,263 (+22.0%) Hong Kong: 68,272 (+45.7%) Qatar: 63,041 (+183.0%) UAE: 56,384 (+8,9%) Singapore: 53,591 (+65.6%) USA: 53,359 (0.0) India: 50,442 (+65.8%) South Korea: 49,703 (+7.5%...

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by YIMBY
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Passenger denied boarding on WOW Air flight for not including middle name in reservation
Replies: 38
Views: 4175

Re: Passenger denied boarding on WOW Air flight for not including middle name in reservation

I have never given and never asked to give my middle name in reservation, and never had any trouble. Last century they even accepted misspelled names that were rather common in telephone reservations.

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by YIMBY
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 631
Views: 76936

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Finnair sales director Mikko Turtiainen said today: In the coming years, we will acquire more Airbus A350 widebody aircraft. I believe there is growth potential in Japan and Southeast Asia in addition to China. Did he meant "receive" instead of "acquire"? However, I believe he w...

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by YIMBY
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian released worst forever monthly RASK 0,26 NOK
Replies: 113
Views: 18826

Re: Norwegian released worst forever monthly RASK 0,26 NOK

NOrwegian is a bitterly hated and divisive entity. Hated mostly among competitors and their employees and friends. That doesn't matter. Most passengers do not feel sympathy for the very high-paid staff of legacy airlines. Many posters seem to express waves of protectionism and mercantilism here. A ...

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by YIMBY
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian released worst forever monthly RASK 0,26 NOK
Replies: 113
Views: 18826

Re: Norwegian released worst forever monthly RASK 0,26 NOK

Norwegian do offer highly appealing lead-in fares, but beyond this their pricing is somewhat average on the established routes - often it's cheaper to fly a legacy on a return ticket rather than two one-ways with Norwegian... and they do offer connecting flights, both via their own network and with...

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by YIMBY
Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 future wing options
Replies: 10
Views: 1761

Re: A320 future wing options

1) How relevant is it to fit into the C gates, given that this plane would fly between second tier airports that are less crowded and have fewer gates? How much would it add operational cost if it does not fit in a C gate? 2) If a new larger wing is designed, would it be worthwhile to have another v...

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by YIMBY
Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cabin Safety Rules on US vs. European Airlines
Replies: 18
Views: 1945

Re: Cabin Safety Rules on US vs. European Airlines

I noted a difference between fasten seatbelt lights.
In US they keep the lights on much longer, but do not care, if a passenger stands up. In Europe they get furious on that.

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by YIMBY
Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Consolidation in Central-Eastern Europe
Replies: 10
Views: 1422

Re: Consolidation in Central-Eastern Europe

Sad but I doubt that any CEE airline can build a sustainable long-haul network. Few cities in CEE can maintain more TATL than a daily flight to NYC catering to O&D passengers, and a couple of long-haulers is not enough to make a competitive network. For the couple of flights (many of which are s...

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by YIMBY
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Narita cleared to extend hours, build new runway
Replies: 48
Views: 11628

Re: Narita cleared to extend hours, build new runway

I assume the longer operating hours will make night time departures to Europe more viable as under the current curfew they would arrive in the middle of the night? Departures before 23:00 will arrive before 3 o'clock at HEL and a bit later at AMS and extended departure window may push arrivals to a...

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