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21st Oct 2020, 00:56
Replies: 35
Views: 18,037
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You can have all the cheap aircraft you want but...

You can have all the cheap aircraft you want but you still have to fuel and maintain them. Staff, navigation and ground expenses are still there as are a degree of overhead. Even more fundamentally,...
15th Oct 2020, 18:37
Replies: 92
Views: 22,591
Posted By Doors to Automatic

It’s along the lines of “Alle strzelilo“ :-)

It’s along the lines of “Alle strzelilo“ :-)
28th Sep 2020, 12:42
Replies: 35
Views: 17,256
Posted By Doors to Automatic

rotorwills; As I said, as long as things are...

rotorwills;

As I said, as long as things are back to normal by next Summer (which will hopefully be the case but is not guaranteed), then the likelihood is that easyJet can survive by increasing...
27th Sep 2020, 00:28
Replies: 35
Views: 17,256
Posted By Doors to Automatic

EasyJet are sound long term as long as this Covid...

EasyJet are sound long term as long as this Covid nonsense doesn’t last beyond one Summer. If they run out of cash they can issue more shares. With this crisis likely to see the demise of smaller...
26th Sep 2020, 23:23
Replies: 25
Views: 7,331
Posted By Doors to Automatic

I remember a lecturer on my MSc course at...

I remember a lecturer on my MSc course at Cranfield years ago recounting a story of the time he was advising an airline in an African country (I forget which one). He flew the line a couple of times...
21st Jun 2020, 22:38
Replies: 102
Views: 51,408
Posted By Doors to Automatic

When I was at university in Birmingham in the...

When I was at university in Birmingham in the late 1980s I used to spend many a happy hour on the observation deck at BHX. Back then the ATP was in passenger service with British Midland and Manx. I...
16th Jun 2020, 11:34
Replies: 28
Views: 13,922
Posted By Doors to Automatic

Love it! So every time it rains this kind of...

Love it!

So every time it rains this kind of incident is the norm?
20th May 2020, 23:18
Replies: 17
Views: 2,470
Posted By Doors to Automatic

Astraeus flew from Bristol to Banjul with the...

Astraeus flew from Bristol to Banjul with the 737-700 if memory serves. Around 6 hours block time.
28th Mar 2020, 12:02
Replies: 209
Views: 130,183
Posted By Doors to Automatic

I retired from the industry last Summer after 25...

I retired from the industry last Summer after 25 years as an airline economist. I spent most of that time working with airports providing them with data and advice on attracting new routes and...
Forum: Questions
25th Mar 2020, 17:39
Replies: 3
Views: 405
Posted By Doors to Automatic

Thanks MarcK. That would explain it!

Thanks MarcK. That would explain it!
Forum: Questions
22nd Mar 2020, 20:43
Replies: 3
Views: 405
Posted By Doors to Automatic

Airspace above WV, PA

I have noticed that there are no aircraft flying over a fairly large part of Eastern inland USA near the WV, OH, KY border.

This appears to have been happening for several days so is probably not...
12th Mar 2020, 09:46
Replies: 153
Views: 155,779
Posted By Doors to Automatic

I have heard from a source at BA that some of...

I have heard from a source at BA that some of their 380s are flying around with 300 empty seats on some UK-USA sectors. This has probably just increased that to 400!
8th Mar 2020, 20:21
Replies: 955
Views: 735,204
Posted By Doors to Automatic

The railway claims include a range of options...

The railway claims include a range of options depending on how late the train is. For many tickets a slightly late train might only entitle the passenger a refund of a few pounds so most won’t...
7th Mar 2020, 19:42
Replies: 955
Views: 735,204
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I am not sure how they are going to raise more...

I am not sure how they are going to raise more funds at the moment. Investors would get a similar return by taking the cash out in bank notes and setting fire to it.

Unfortunately over-zealous...
16th Feb 2020, 21:33
Replies: 69
Views: 154,076
Posted By Doors to Automatic

With regards to the runway width, it is reported...

With regards to the runway width, it is reported as 50m but both LHR runways also have a shoulder for their entire original length (c 9000ft) which adds another 25m each side.
5th Feb 2020, 16:31
Replies: 266
Views: 321,006
Posted By Doors to Automatic

That looks suspiciously like a localiser behind...

That looks suspiciously like a localiser behind the aircraft suggesting an overrun. Looking at the weather and the aircraft type (737-800) it also looks suspiciously like a typical incident for that...
28th Oct 2019, 08:03
Replies: 13
Views: 9,199
Posted By Doors to Automatic

Is LCY Captains only for landing? If so I...

Is LCY Captains only for landing?

If so I presume that means FO’s always land at the destination and Captains never land anywhere but LCY?
24th Oct 2019, 14:29
Replies: 59
Views: 95,563
Posted By Doors to Automatic

Seat Costs were pretty much as expected in Q3....

Seat Costs were pretty much as expected in Q3. Seat Revenues were a little higher than I thought they would be so hands up there. Asset sales carry on with gusto. And those bonds will still require...
19th Oct 2019, 17:32
Replies: 955
Views: 735,204
Posted By Doors to Automatic

.....not to mention that the bond holders now...

.....not to mention that the bond holders now have the LGW slots as security. Saying yes to an extension was therefore an absolute no-brainer and is in no way an indicator of the company’s future...
18th Oct 2019, 23:56
Replies: 955
Views: 735,204
Posted By Doors to Automatic

Cancelling routes left right and centre,...

Cancelling routes left right and centre, defaulting on loans, selling off assers and incurring eye-watering wet lease costs does not add up to a well run and prosperous airline.

Unless Q3 results...
14th Oct 2019, 18:52
Replies: 7
Views: 1,362
Posted By Doors to Automatic

Average LCC say 170 passengers per flight at 90%...

Average LCC say 170 passengers per flight at 90% full.

Pilot flies 800 hours per year,

Average trip say 2 hours.

Career is around 40 years.

170 x 400 x 40 = circa 2.7 million
14th Oct 2019, 18:48
Replies: 15
Views: 9,474
Posted By Doors to Automatic

I hope so, given that it is a certification...

I hope so, given that it is a certification requirement.
9th Oct 2019, 11:59
Replies: 59
Views: 95,563
Posted By Doors to Automatic

100 percent improvement? On what? If...

100 percent improvement? On what?

If Norwegian were in their current position going into a Summer where the general market is on the up, with all aircraft delivered and markets becoming...
9th Oct 2019, 08:18
Replies: 59
Views: 95,563
Posted By Doors to Automatic

Ok - so that still leaves over 100 aircraft to...

Ok - so that still leaves over 100 aircraft to find profitable homes for. Not saying it is impossible, but it will require an eye-watering amount of cash the airline doesn’t have.
8th Oct 2019, 20:06
Replies: 59
Views: 95,563
Posted By Doors to Automatic

JonEMA - I also liked Andrew Lobbenberg’s words: ...

JonEMA - I also liked Andrew Lobbenberg’s words:

”"The business was run around the growth agenda – they had too many aeroplanes," says Andrew Lobbenberg, head of European transport equity research...
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