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  • Flightlevel
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    Rferguson – most agree its an improvement, especially the pillow.
    Back to my earlier question, why plastic toothpicks – is the airline saving money or weight?


    Flightlevel
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    Faroflyer,etc. are you being sarcastic, as usual forum members get aggressive about some matters and French ATCOs are spoiled, like AF staff.
    While Macron is 50 years too late to change laws there (was he born 50 years ago?) we may have gone too far in the UK and now we only get social justice improvements in increments, hence Uber, TFI Friday, and Sports Direct are possibly just taking advantage, to say nothing of those in Amazon wharehouses!
    Its one of the reasons we love France!


    Flightlevel
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    Very similar food however a better choice and better meals too – who cares about the china.
    Plastic toothpicks? In the anti-plastic new world why plastic toothpicks? Weeks on vacation in Asia and Australia and always used wood toothpicks.
    Everywhere except BA J class. Are they cheaper?
    Now doubt they’ll soon be in the marine food chain too!


    Flightlevel
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    London-Delhi via Iceland is about 50% further and fuel being up to 50% of longhaul costs it will only help using lceland as a hub to fill a few more seats that are not taken by North Americans.
    Good way to increase pollution and as stated above not cheaper.
    Fuel costs rising will make it uneconomical?


    Flightlevel
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    Economics won’t change much since VW,BMW,Mercedes,and many others will have to lay off thousands of workers if their products went back to tariffs.
    Airbus already accepts that fact and is only considering building stocks of wings, engines,etc. until the politicians get their act together and stop their stupidity!
    Doubt they’ll have tariffs on alcohol, etc.either.


    Flightlevel
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    Don’t blame them for sticking to their rules outside of the EU since they’re making losses recently (should have bought A380s like most competitors).
    If they keep up the good service I’ll be happy and I’ve yet to see a CX woman in trousers thank heavens!


    Flightlevel
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    When you see what LH does at FRA and MUC and anywhere else its subsidaries operate its the name of the game for legacy carriers.
    Eg.like US airlines at their main bases – if the regulator lets them!


    Flightlevel
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    Let’s trust they re-nationalise it when it was far better than VTEC.
    It doesn’t need staff who think they are elite cabin crew who have lost any concept of customer service like now!


    Flightlevel
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    EK latest J class and F on top deck and using the new 11 across Y seats, new stairs configuration on lower deck, they can get 38″pitch in Y on the lower deck for the same total pax as todays A380 three class.
    The new model A380 also has longer range putting the whole world in range from DXB – in comfort!


    Flightlevel
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    Almost as many anecdotes as tourists – and it is now the second busiest destination, personally find language/ communication difficult since they have little sense of humour.
    It is however good for vacations and have stayed in great villas with my family.
    There are some good women and friend’s Thai daughter-in-law is great company in the UK and her children work and vacation here and there and ofcourse have dual passports.


    Flightlevel
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    QR aircraft are A332s and have the range to SCL ‘though as above have different seating so booking should have a new diagram in the event they are used on that route.


    Flightlevel
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    Two new designs were patented a year ago and they were considered for the A350, and reports have said a BA version of the EK business seat “with less bling” being off the shelf may be chosen.

    AusBT just published an updated article on this subject – my bet’s on a modern version of the original and oldest flat bed. The current ying/yang!


    Flightlevel
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    But one is right to be sceptical about the regulators’ role – when it comes to the airline industry, regulators have a track record of being one step behind. The definition of the relevant markets will be key.

    A quick calculation reveals LH operates 100 more aircraft than IAG so the EU can hardly object to 80 aircraft at Norwegian.
    The Norwegian government may do so,in the same way the IAG Lauda Air takeover was stopped.
    Unlikely IAG will outbid others if the price is too high since they will know the airline’s value.

    in reply to: IAG and Norwegian

    Flightlevel
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    Aer Lingus has pilot training for unqualified students to co-pilot their A320 aircraft.
    Well almost, they require university entrance standard or an aviation apprenticeship so atleast they’re thinking ahead!

    in reply to: Pilot shortage

    Flightlevel
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    Well done Mr.c to endure Y class,though not I suspect on BA longhaul.
    IAG can buy their new A380s (latest model) 11 accross in Y (same seat width) configured at 38″ pitch (ie.same as T+) and still carry more total pax than their currently successful A380s.
    It would beat the ME2 and any other airline to a new quality longhaul – do they have the ability?

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