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Lufthansa cutting back due to virus

Old 27th Feb 2020, 06:29
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Lufthansa cutting back due to virus

https://www.avitrader.com/2020/02/26...utting-course/
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Old 27th Feb 2020, 07:50
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I think most airlines are doing the same thing. I know from dutch media that KLM is.
Especially as it is not just flights within, to and from south east asia.
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Old 27th Feb 2020, 07:57
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I think the virus is partially being used as a "cleaning tool". Managers never miss a chance to miss a chance and twist the knife a bit more...
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Old 27th Feb 2020, 08:03
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Conference travel, trade shows, sporting events travel is down as is Asia travel. No surprise so far and the real pandemia panic lies still ahead in Europe and the US. The secret is to shrink early not burn your budget while waiting for things to improve.
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Old 27th Feb 2020, 08:18
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And SIA https://www.singaporeair.com/en_UK/s...t/?id=iz3bp6o4
I would expect this across the board to be frank
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Old 27th Feb 2020, 08:37
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“Apologies for inconvenience”. Another meaningless phrase used by many service providers.
Hard headed sense when demand is reduced effected by waste conscious management such as that displayed by SQ.
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Old 27th Feb 2020, 09:43
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Originally Posted by iggy
I think the virus is partially being used as a "cleaning tool". Managers never miss a chance to miss a chance and twist the knife a bit more...
Exactly this.

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Originally Posted by CaptainProp
Exactly this.

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It’s being used to clean the Stock Market too. Bubble is shrinking...
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Old 28th Feb 2020, 00:57
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Originally Posted by CaptainProp
Exactly this.

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bs, no passengers = reduction in flights / staffs. Look for the same in the near future re Northern Italy.
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Never miss the opportunity to exploit a crisis.
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Old 28th Feb 2020, 02:43
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Originally Posted by wishiwasupthere
Never miss the opportunity to exploit a crisis.
Oh, they'll exploit it for sure. But there really is a developing crisis and it's quite likely to have a major impact on travel, worldwide, for some time.
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Old 28th Feb 2020, 08:24
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Originally Posted by OldnGrounded
Oh, they'll exploit it for sure. But there really is a developing crisis and it's quite likely to have a major impact on travel, worldwide, for some time.
It already has and will expand further. Well said
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Old 28th Feb 2020, 08:33
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Lufthansa : all new hires planned for the airline will be reassessed, suspended or deferred to a later date. For the time being, the participants of courses that are already in progress will not be hired.
Same old, same old.. crisis short term measures taken in an office by a few that will have a long lasting impact on the company for years... They never learn ...
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Originally Posted by ATC Watcher
Same old, same old.. crisis short term measures taken in an office by a few that will have a long lasting impact on the company for years... They never learn ...
Pilots learn to handle the controls smoothly - managers never do...
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Apparently, LH grounding 20% of their fleet! Wow!
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Not only Lufthansa . Italian government announced today restrictions on movement population so that will hit the local airlines badly too.
The French Government has announced a plan ( so called level 3 ) in case massive expansion of virus that will virtually close any gathering of people including public transport.
We are not there yet , but people are not booking flights at the moment . Difficult weeks/months ahead for everyone in our business..

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Originally Posted by ATC Watcher
Italian government announced today massive restrictions on movement population

I don't know where you're getting your info, but this is totally false.
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Old 4th Mar 2020, 22:34
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Are they perhaps grounding 4.16% of their fleet?
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Old 5th Mar 2020, 06:30
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Originally Posted by Theholdingpoint
I don't know where you're getting your info, but this is totally false.
from the Italian media ( nearly all newspapers )
In order to stop the virus spreading further, the Italian government's special scientific committee on Coronavirus publish on Wednesday a set of recommendations it hopes everyone in the country will follow.

The official advice states that people should avoid crowded places and keep “at least one metre” away from anyone else at all times.

The official advise is for all over '75s to stay at home and “avoid social contact”. Anyone over the age of 65 with health problems and people with respiratory conditions have also been advised to stay at home.

It is recommended that all football matches and other sporting events in Italy be played behind closed doors. This would include Serie A games, many of which have already been postponed due to the health ministry's recommendations.

The warnings are in place for the whole of Italy for the next 30 days, though they will be re-evaluated every 15 days.
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So an advice to keep at least one meter from others is a "massive restrictions on movement population" now?

Don't bother linking Italian articles, I live there.
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