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18th May 2016, 22:11
Replies: 122
Views: 23,058
Posted By The SSK

I left the world of airline economics two years...

I left the world of airline economics two years ago (and I don't miss it) but one of the standard metrics throughout the industry is cost per ask (available seat-km). Ryanair and the like used to...
20th Apr 2016, 22:01
Replies: 29
Views: 5,180
Posted By The SSK

If you try hard enough, you can blame everything...

If you try hard enough, you can blame everything on migrants.

Well done.
18th Apr 2016, 20:08
Replies: 29
Views: 5,180
Posted By The SSK

Whatever anybody thinks about the EU, it is...

Whatever anybody thinks about the EU, it is undeniable that the creation of the Single European Air Transport Market between 1993 and 1997 was a landmark achievement which could not have come about...
22nd Mar 2016, 10:02
Replies: 88
Views: 66,886
Posted By The SSK

Maalbeek is about half a mile outside the city...

Maalbeek is about half a mile outside the city centre ans serves mainly the EU Parliament. Schuman (much busier) is about half a mile further down the line and serves mainly the Commission. My...
5th Mar 2016, 23:18
Replies: 66
Views: 31,849
Posted By The SSK

I recall seeing a photo of G-APFE taxiing out at...

I recall seeing a photo of G-APFE taxiing out at Tokyo past the remains of the CP DC8, it is one of the most poignant aviation images. I can't help but think what was in the minds of the 707's...
17th Jun 2015, 22:37
Replies: 0
Views: 860
Posted By The SSK

Vale AEA

Today I am sad. The organisation that I worked for until my retirement last year has fallen off a cliff, a cliff of its own making.

The Association of European Airlines was founded in 1954 and I...
7th Aug 2014, 21:40
Replies: 42
Views: 31,031
Posted By The SSK

Siberian overflight fees are not paid to the...

Siberian overflight fees are not paid to the Russian government, they are 'royalties' paid to Aeroflot to compensate for the competitive disadvantage of having to offer one-stop service to the Far...
6th Aug 2014, 21:01
Replies: 42
Views: 31,031
Posted By The SSK

Normally I could give you chapter & verse, but I...

Normally I could give you chapter & verse, but I retired a month ago.

All this circus is behind me now, thank God
20th Jun 2014, 09:45
Replies: 37
Views: 6,162
Posted By The SSK

Another UK case - Dawson v Thomson Airways - has...

Another UK case - Dawson v Thomson Airways - has established a 6-year limitation period for claims, so if bith judgements are upheld by the Court of Appeal (assuming Jet2 and Thomson appeal), you...
17th Jun 2014, 10:22
Replies: 17
Views: 5,754
Posted By The SSK

The LHR arrival slot is around 1300 - what...

The LHR arrival slot is around 1300 - what earthly use is that to American?
22nd May 2014, 09:32
Replies: 18
Views: 4,662
Posted By The SSK

It crossed my mind a few months ago, when it...

It crossed my mind a few months ago, when it looked mildly likely that Tehran could blow up spectacularly (an Israeli/US strike, possibly nuclear) that an enterprising passenger could buy a fully...
20th May 2014, 11:23
Replies: 18
Views: 4,662
Posted By The SSK

Er, yes he did. He allegedly held bookinhgs on...

Er, yes he did. He allegedly held bookinhgs on 300 individual flights, none of which he travelled on. Statistically there must have been occasions when the airline turned away business because F/C...
20th May 2014, 09:20
Replies: 18
Views: 4,662
Posted By The SSK

That story sounds suspicious to me - I've never...

That story sounds suspicious to me - I've never known a lounge that was landside, or available to passengers who haven't checked in.

And an F/C passenger who no-shows 300 times? The airline could...
15th May 2014, 15:11
Replies: 4,104
Views: 2,504,571
Posted By The SSK

Not sensationalist, just Anna Aero's habit of...

Not sensationalist, just Anna Aero's habit of coming up with jokey headlines and animations to go with their fairly serious analysis.

Although the numbers would have been less dramatic if the...
Forum: French Forum
15th May 2014, 09:25
Replies: 1
Views: 2,303
Posted By The SSK

Se deplacer en France ...

Je prends ma retraite en France (Saint-Omer) en juillet. Cherche (1) service numérique/TV/comms, (2) une mutuelle.

(1) Orange vs Free?
(2) Probablement ‘niveau 3 (sur 4)’. On a déjà eu un devis...
14th May 2014, 16:59
Replies: 4,104
Views: 2,504,571
Posted By The SSK

Anna Aero's analysis of this summer's schedules ...

Anna Aero's analysis of this summer's schedules

Ryanair shock! More routes dropped this summer than added...
13th May 2014, 12:49
Replies: 8
Views: 3,268
Posted By The SSK

My Hungarian colleague tells me that this used to...

My Hungarian colleague tells me that this used to be a regular occurrence on a public holiday in August which has fallen into abeyance. One year Malev did it with a 767.
12th May 2014, 13:43
Replies: 4,104
Views: 2,504,571
Posted By The SSK

A new revenue stream for FR

In Belgium, it is compulsory to vote. And you can be summoned to spend half a day acting as polling officer.
28th Mar 2014, 11:16
Replies: 10
Views: 1,908
Posted By The SSK

Have you visited Venice before? I always...

Have you visited Venice before?

I always tell folks that the first time they visit Venice, they *must* arrive by water. That first arrival is a major part of the experience.

The causeway is...
28th Mar 2014, 11:01
Replies: 8
Views: 2,581
Posted By The SSK

A good landing is one you can walk away from An...

A good landing is one you can walk away from
An excellent landing is one in which the aircraft can be used again

... or words to that effect
26th Mar 2014, 15:15
Replies: 10
Views: 2,539
Posted By The SSK

Could be a novel way to 'politely' ask for an...

Could be a novel way to 'politely' ask for an upgrade ...
25th Mar 2014, 11:34
Replies: 5
Views: 1,977
Posted By The SSK

No different from a government operating a fleet...

No different from a government operating a fleet of Mercedes limos under a leasing contract.

Probably obtained as part of a larger batch aquisition by Aeroflot, since the reg is in the same series...
19th Mar 2014, 16:16
Replies: 57
Views: 15,117
Posted By The SSK

The economic situation compounded with high oil...

The economic situation compounded with high oil prices has seen the European airline industry go through its toughest ever turbulence. The downturn started in mid 2007 and the industry began to...
19th Mar 2014, 10:21
Replies: 20
Views: 6,025
Posted By The SSK

Maybe it was designed to scare the bugs off the...

Maybe it was designed to scare the bugs off the crops.
18th Mar 2014, 10:16
Replies: 16
Views: 3,990
Posted By The SSK

You had better have your irony detector serviced,...

You had better have your irony detector serviced, it doesn't seem to be working
14th Mar 2014, 14:50
Replies: 29
Views: 6,378
Posted By The SSK

PAXboy I think the EP's gripe is that they see it...

PAXboy I think the EP's gripe is that they see it as another way for the LoCos to gouge the passenger who turns up at the airport with a slightly out-of limits bag and is saddled with a hefty...
12th Mar 2014, 12:14
Replies: 29
Views: 6,378
Posted By The SSK

PAXboy I have spent far too much time this last...

PAXboy I have spent far too much time this last year hanging around the European Parliament, mainly on consumer affairs issues, the one bag rule is constantly being mentioned.
10th Mar 2014, 15:50
Replies: 29
Views: 6,378
Posted By The SSK

The EU, particularly the Parliament, hates the...

The EU, particularly the Parliament, hates the existence of one-bag rules as being very anti-consumer, but so far has not found a way to regulate them. There was talk about modifying the upcoming...
10th Mar 2014, 14:17
Replies: 29
Views: 6,848
Posted By The SSK

Thanks one11 - yes, I remember those too. ...

Thanks one11 - yes, I remember those too.

What is the name of the booklet? I thought it might be something like 'Irreverently Yours' but I'm not sure. I have Googled every imaginable keyword but...
Forum: Freight Dogs
10th Mar 2014, 14:07
Replies: 10
Views: 4,090
Posted By The SSK

Thanks G'n'T I'n'S That's just what I was...

Thanks G'n'T I'n'S

That's just what I was looking for. Cheque is in the post.



So it all depends what replaces what, If a 773 replaces a 744, capacity is up. If an A380 or 787 replaces a...
Forum: Freight Dogs
7th Mar 2014, 10:50
Replies: 10
Views: 4,090
Posted By The SSK

Bellyhold capacities

Could someone give me a rough idea of the available tonnage for freight on a passenger 744, 777, 787, 330, 340, 380? Say, on a 6000km sector with an 80% pax load factor.

Context is - do the...
4th Mar 2014, 09:46
Replies: 16
Views: 3,990
Posted By The SSK

The starting point for safety is the national...

The starting point for safety is the national licencing authority – each country’s DGCA (Directorate-General for Civil Aviation). If the DGCA’s safety oversight is strong, the airlines of that...
28th Feb 2014, 22:42
Replies: 124
Views: 15,737
Posted By The SSK

These are al extremely rhetorical questions, but...

These are al extremely rhetorical questions, but a non-EU country can subscribe to the Single Market for air transport outwith the EU - for example Norway and Iceland. I could very well foresee an...
25th Feb 2014, 09:44
Replies: 9
Views: 3,054
Posted By The SSK

My only landing at Lajes was in a DC6 :):) They...

My only landing at Lajes was in a DC6 :):)
They always used to come down nose first.
24th Feb 2014, 11:22
Replies: 9
Views: 3,054
Posted By The SSK

Prague-Montego Bay in a 737. Ouf

Prague-Montego Bay in a 737. Ouf
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