It is quite irritating that an airline had so many chances to change and yet has failed miserably at every one of them. The best idea right now really seems to be a re-nationalization so at least the government aid is no longer illegal. Of course that means AZ will never reform and continue to burn...Jump to post
LH has more money to invest, IMHO Eurowings/Brussel Airlines wil have the best chance to succeed.Jump to post
This is all irrelevant anyway. Peanut butter is not the correct nut based spread. That honour would go to hazelnut spread. Long live Nutella. Not to be pedantic, but Nutella does not contain as much hazelnut as you may think. Well I'll be jiggered! I just looked it up, the hazelnut content of Nutel...Jump to post
trpmb6 wrote:FatCat wrote:trpmb6 wrote:Not to be pedantic but Gregg seems to have too many g's to be shorthand.
This post wins the internet for today
Not to be pedantic but that was posted yesterday.
I have a 60'' Samsung in the living room. Plus, a 5.1 Technics SE-CA10 Midi for surround (aim is SU-HT1000), BD player, sat connection, Amazon Fire Stick TV (TV is Smart but 2012 Smart so no Netflix support in my Country), SNES Mini and an xbox 360 that didn't see any power since 2014. But that's be...Jump to post
On the News: "Alitalia, the "rescues" since 2008 are worth € 9,5 B" https://www.corriere.it/economia/18_luglio_19/alitalia-2008-ad-oggi-salvataggi-sono-costati-95-miliardi-euro-05f8008e-8b2b-11e8-9286-fc73853597eb.shtml "two bankruptcies, one privatization, for an airline th...Jump to post
Yes the generational shift in models certainly must depress older types in the market once they arrive in sufficient quantities. Also for curiosity any value on A340s? Just wondering what TN will get out of their frames once 787s arrive later this year. Suppose only scrap value. Well, A340s proved ...Jump to post
Why rather than calling it "Alitalia" don't they call it "Phoenix Airlines". Like a phoenix, it has always regrown from its ashes thanks to either the pumping of cash from the Italian government (now banned by European law) or with the dissolution and formation of new companies ...Jump to post
Any idea how the recently launched FCO-JNB route is doing? They're selling a lot of 1-stop options from JNB to various European destinations at very low fares, up to Eur150-200 less than competition. Presume they're then carrying lots of connecting traffic on the route, but at low yield. AZ is back...Jump to post
Not to be pedantic, but 4 out of 6 opinions are for crunchyness. Deal with it. Not to be pedantic, but you could have simplified that to 2 out of 3. Deal with that. :mrgreen: Not to be pedantic, but in my Country, as I was thinking, there are no crunchy peanut butter things anyway. But I'll stand t...Jump to post
On other news, Emergency landing in AOI for an Air Horizont (Blue Panorama) B734 en-route TIA-MXP. Apparently, a cabin window, or a cabin window seal failed and caused pressurization problems. Plane involved is 9H-GTC, born 26 years and 1 month ago ( https://www.airfleets.net/ficheapp/plane-b737-270...Jump to post
Perhaps Alitalia could not survive as "just" an airline, that's a complicated discussion, but that's not the way I would look at it. Italy is a huge tourist market and has a massive export economy. Alitalia should be managed as one part of a broader system that would involve everything, f...Jump to post
trpmb6 wrote:FatCat wrote:not to be pedantic, but I don't see a new trump thread in 3 hours, what's happened?
Not to be pedantic, but I had quite enjoyed having a thread sans politics for a short while.
I think - it's my personal opinion - that those are "boutades" from our newly - elected politicians. In fact, the only way AZ could work is being a Government-owned airline. As said before in other topics, there is no way AZ can be profitable in 2018, with LCCs eating market shares, passen...Jump to post
I think I'll start this topic with today's announcement, by the Minister of Transport & Infrastructures, that "Alitalia will be again a flag carrier, with the 51% shares back to the Italian Government". http://www.ansa.it/sito/notizie/cronaca/2018/07/18/alitalia-toninelli-tornera-di-ba...Jump to post
Interesting, BBC Business News mentioned that Airbus wouldn't have an A380 at Farnborough this year and asked if it was a sign they'd given up trying to sell it ? I guess this will have a heads turning instead, good effort from HiFly ! I've seen the training take offs and landings on YT by CargoSpo...Jump to post
It is not triggering. It is news discussions. There are discussions on a multitude of events. Politics is important to discuss because their are serious ramifications to letting politicians and conspiracy theories running unchecked. We have a President in the US that is so misinformed by his circle...Jump to post
Interesting.. so the left pedal operates the left brakes and the right pedal operates the right wheel brakes... how does the nosewheel brake come on/off? bug Good question, I asked the same about the center bogie brakes on the DC10 / MD11 and A340 / 300/ 600 Rh pedal control RH wheel and Left pedal...Jump to post
This is a really nice hobby. Unfortunately here the radio emissions are strictly regulated. Fines are really heavy and even having an aerial requires a permit by the Police. I had a friend who had an amateur radio with a 10 mtrs very basic antenna, got a € 2000,- fine. At that time we were 13 years ...Jump to post
Airbus would be crazy to not make the C series a core product. The CS300 has 2% greater cabin area than the A319 and seats the same mount of people. Yet the A319 weighs a massive 15% more empty. Many users report that the A319 can fly further but they are incorrect. The extra empty weight means mor...Jump to post
IMHO 1) there will no passengers allowed. I suppose only the two pilots, maybe some executives. 2) really don't know 3) I think basic "furniture". Seats, but no IFE, galleys but no carts. 4) no I don't think they tune a plane. if you can fly a heavy bird empty, you'll have a tremendous abu...Jump to post
Very happy for the 748F order. Hopefully more will come.
Also 777F order is a big one. And boy the 767 is a die hard plane!
738F conversion seems very logical to me. Perfect plane for the job, and plenty of potential frames.
And also that part about the hospital costs (as they landed in Germany): Every German hospital and doctor will treat emergency cases for free. They might ask for your insurance details afterwards to get the money back from your insurance. That is why you have it. As long as you can't get a verdict ...Jump to post
I can't find any news about stretched A220-500 apart from A.Net forum. Was it announced by Airbus? Nothing was ever announced, but the CS500 concept was mentioned by Bombardier on several occasions. They did a study on it at one time too, but most reports suggested that it was put on hold due to la...Jump to post
Gross. That floral bullshit that comes out of a CURED HAM? What the fuck were the Italians thinking? Forgive him Father, for he doesn't know what is talking about :rotfl: Dude, prosciutto is the poor attempt at jamón making when you don't have the right kind of pork or the right kind of climate. Li...Jump to post