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Old 1st Jun 2012, 12:05
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Thats why a fleet of 4 doesn't make sense, you're right. Triple that or more is what Gulf Air needs. A combo of E170/E190 (or even 195) filling the gaps from 67 till 96 seats with the A320 taking the next step up in capacity and range.

And yes, aircraft efficiency is only part of the game. The rest comes from the office...

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Old 1st Jun 2012, 12:20
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A fleet of 5 seems to be the magic number if i remember from airline-101, and the plan was for more, and savings to be realized after 5 years as the start-up costs are written down....a seemingly good plan that got "interrupted" unfortunately...
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Old 1st Jun 2012, 16:49
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so gf will downsize to 5 x 320
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Old 2nd Jun 2012, 02:35
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Left on time ?

i am starting to think that i left GF just on time got my indemnity at least, and now flying as a Captain 320, for once in my career i feel that i made a good career decision
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Old 2nd Jun 2012, 22:44
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DEs running away

from a long distant costly call i understand not all ex pat DEs are leaving
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Old 3rd Jun 2012, 11:02
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I think most expat DE's don't fancy leaving because they can't get more money elsewhere and the lifestyle at amwaj.

Keep hearing rumors about Gulf Air wetleasing their A340's in a deal with Boeing to a European airline flying from a EU base to South America. With Gulf Air crews thus 'based' at that airport. First thing that came to mind was Iberia or TAP.

Also, heard there might be a deal with MEA or Egyptair with regards to some of the 330's that are now put on 'soft grounding.'

We'll see if any of this is true or well made up...

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Old 3rd Jun 2012, 14:43
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No its true, you can't get the Amwaj lifestyle at that price anywhere else in the ME. Bahrain is still cheaper than everywhere else around the gulf, and the standard of living is one of the highest. Not to mention that people in Bahrain are just happy, and actually smile more often than not, which isn't the case for most other places in the region. And don't talk to me about Dubai, because that's the one exception, and to be honest its a massive sprawling metropolis, so there's no point in comparing it with Bahrain. No one leaves Bahrain for another Gulf destination except that they wish they were back in Bahrain.

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Old 5th Jun 2012, 06:03
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Here is what a billionare said about economies in crisis..'You cannot reduce the debt burden by shrinking the economy, only by growing your way out of it," and i think that applies to the current situation in gulf air.
On the upside of the downsize, looks like we won't be worn to the ground this summer..a bit of a breather.

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Old 5th Jun 2012, 19:57
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Not according to this Air Transport News buba, so i ask since everything is so peachy what the hell is going on?
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Old 6th Jun 2012, 08:26
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Its called denial.. Lol.. Saw the same article in yesterdays rag
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Old 6th Jun 2012, 09:55
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According to an engineer, the A340s are being re-activated....
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Old 6th Jun 2012, 12:20
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But not for Gulf Air maybe...? See my reply 3rd of june.
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Old 6th Jun 2012, 14:30
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Johny, it will be good for GF if these 340 will be reactivated even for wet lease to somebody else, at least GF can cover the cost of having them, and the crews will be busy
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Old 6th Jun 2012, 14:54
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Definitely!

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Old 7th Jun 2012, 02:54
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Air Transport News

I just don't get it anymore are we flying airplanes or computers, it seems that these IT guys have us convinced that the only reason we pilots are around is so that IT can exist...here I was thinking that the reason IT exists is because we fly airplanes hence the term an "Airline". So this is where the bail out money would go to IT? Bravo shura don't approve it....oh I especially loved the part about emergency situations in bahrain such as "floods" boy last time bahrain was flooded it was really bad yep remember that right around the time Noah was cruising by in the arc....ARGHHHHH enough
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Old 8th Jun 2012, 09:33
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How Airlines Spend Your Airfare - WSJ.com
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Old 12th Jun 2012, 19:38
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So the rumor of the 340 being wet leased to some outfit is Portugal is gathering steam. They will operate Lisbon-South America routes. Wonder how many volunteers are going to step forwards,bearing in mind how crews on basing in the past have been treated.
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Old 12th Jun 2012, 20:37
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60 crews apparantly is what they need. Are we talking three A340's? Because there is one that has yet to be moved from storage.

One route is rumoured to be to Caracas and another might be Bogota. Must be TAP, right?

Anyone knows when it might commence, and for how long?

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Old 13th Jun 2012, 11:35
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Some minor W12 schedule news:
Gulf Air W12 Operation Changes as of 13JUN12 | Airline Route

Source: Airlineroute.net
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Old 13th Jun 2012, 15:06
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Well

I know things aren't getting on that well there

but today it has all ended for me with GF

28 years of service - i tried to get a ticket and was told

sorry you're not entitled to one

Pity cos i still held GF high up in my esteem

but now i'll just join the ranks of the " Who Cares"

a very sad day for me to have to think this way

bye bye GF

S.L.
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