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Old 29th Jan 2012, 22:32   #81 (permalink)
 
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R.I.P Spanair

My very first flight was with them back in 93, GLA-PMI-GLA on a Mad Dog. Aged 3 years old at the time, boarding via rear stairs under the tail was exciting to say the least!

Good luck to all their staff, also.
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Old 30th Jan 2012, 10:38   #82 (permalink)
 
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As RYR, on their website, labels Spanair as a financially unstable airline, therefore always at risk, would MOL care to enlighten us as to which UNION it was that caused this financial instability? Surely it can't have been a management screw up. Only unions can be the root of any demise. They are the evil that angelic management needs to keep at bay at what ever cost. Every airline that I know that has gone down the pan was in spite of unions trying to help the cause. It was always blinkered and incompetent suits that lit the blue touch paper and blew them up.
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Old 30th Jan 2012, 14:03   #83 (permalink)
 
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Spanair collapses, stranding 20,000 people

BBC News - Spanair collapses, stranding 20,000 people
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Old 30th Jan 2012, 14:45   #84 (permalink)
 
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Spain's fourth-largest airline Spanair has collapsed

Spain's fourth-largest airline Spanair has collapsed according to the BBC
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Old 30th Jan 2012, 15:52   #85 (permalink)
 
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Great to see people with their fingers on the pulse. . . . this happened when. . . . . . let me see, Friday, and we are now, Er Monday, well, thanks for posting

Actually, that is a bit harsh, I should probably direct my sarcasm to the Beeb for taking so long to put it up on their news. I think anyone affected has probably found out (the hard way) the news already, without the Beebs help.
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Old 31st Jan 2012, 08:03   #86 (permalink)
 
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Spanair

Spanair stops flying after Qatar deal falls through

It was being heavily subsidised by the Catalan government, but a pity nonetheless jobswise.
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Old 31st Jan 2012, 08:35   #87 (permalink)
 
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Happened on Friday, 2 threads already combined & moved to Airlines Airports & Routes, do you think nobody noticed for 4 days
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Old 31st Jan 2012, 08:57   #88 (permalink)
 
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Is WW II already over?
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Old 31st Jan 2012, 08:58   #89 (permalink)
 
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Strange that not seen much if anything mentioned in the news about it.
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Old 31st Jan 2012, 09:04   #90 (permalink)
 
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Seemingly not
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Old 31st Jan 2012, 09:57   #91 (permalink)
 
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It was front page headline news in Spain. However, the news of Air Astreus didn't make the Spanish news for the most part.
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Old 31st Jan 2012, 10:14   #92 (permalink)
 
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It was even on the Beeb:
BBC News - Spanair collapses, stranding 20,000 people

(mods - I presume this thread is about to disappear...)
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Old 31st Jan 2012, 12:24   #93 (permalink)
 
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Yep, but not till yesterday, I guess unless you were Wayne & Waynetta stuck in Benidorm with 3 urchins it probably didn't matter.

For those that have recently posted here, I merely wondered if you thought those of us employed in the aviation industry hadn't noticed , didn't expect it to loom large in the radar of mrjoepublic@uk.co
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Old 31st Jan 2012, 12:29   #94 (permalink)
 
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BBC TV news was reporting this over the weekend as I saw it.

So yes there are a few 'hello and welcome to last weeks' on here...
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Old 31st Jan 2012, 12:46   #95 (permalink)
 
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What a great pity. I have fond memories of Business Class trips on Spanair between Madrid and Germany. The catering and in-flight service were superb - far better than flying with Lufthansa. So I always arranged my buisness trips to use Spanair rather than LH.

Gone now though. Very sad.

I see that the nasty little Irish jackal is sniffing around trying to take advantage of the situation.

Yet another reason NEVER to demean myself by flying with that tawdry outfit.
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Old 31st Jan 2012, 15:04   #96 (permalink)
 
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BEagle - while Ryanair can be distasteful, it's a basic rule of business that when one company goes bust, its competitors start hovering around like vultures trying to pick off whatever they can. I'm sure Vueling, Iberia, easyJet and others are doing the same - they just aren't always so open about it.
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I see that the nasty little Irish jackal is sniffing around trying to take advantage of the situation.

Yet another reason NEVER to demean myself by flying with that tawdry outfit.
And if airlines didn't try and fill the gaps left by a collapsed airline you would be on complaining they are not looking after travelling public.
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Old 31st Jan 2012, 17:16   #98 (permalink)
 
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I see that the nasty little Irish jackal is sniffing around trying to take advantage of the situation.
That nastly little Irish jackal provides me, and many others like me, with a low-cost method of getting to visit my family on a regular basis. Please save your invective for the Ryanair thread.
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Old 31st Jan 2012, 19:13   #99 (permalink)
 
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When do we find out if Spanair get fined the 9 million euros?
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Old 31st Jan 2012, 20:06   #100 (permalink)
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We can be sure that the 9mil will bounce between courts of law for many moons to come.
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