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by beaucaire
20 Feb 2009, 20:12
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Ryanair luggage policy
Replies: 27
Views: 5978

Re: Ryanair luggage policy

If I want to fly from Marseille to Marrakech it's better and cheaper to use Atlas Blue-who allow 10Kg of hand-luggage and 20 Kg of checked in luggage..at fares cheaper than Ryanair if I wanted to fly with 20Kg of luggage.. It's a no-brainer to use other airlines if one has some items to transport.. ...
by beaucaire
18 Feb 2009, 14:46
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: EK growth centered on ME/Africa..
Replies: 1
Views: 712

EK growth centered on ME/Africa..

INteresting statement from Sheik Maktoum ,head of Emirates,who sees a challenging 2009 ahead but also a year of opportunities. "..“Instead, we will concentrate on strengthening our presence on routes where there is a greater demand from our customers. All of our new capacity will be deployed in...
by beaucaire
12 Feb 2009, 09:55
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Also troubles for Lufthansa-Austrian merger ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1909

Re: Also troubles for Lufthansa-Austrian merger ?

EC are somehow biased in that they should have closed down Olymic Airways and Alitalia since many years for illegal state-subsidies. France offers special loans to their car-industry.Banks get subsidized by the billions every week. And when airlines like LH are trying to save literally bancrupt enti...
by beaucaire
11 Feb 2009, 12:19
Forum: Military aviation
Topic: French Senate report about the A400M..
Replies: 6
Views: 2530

French Senate report about the A400M..

..it's all in French but contains a lot of interesting information.
Surprisingly the Antonov 70 is not really mentioned as potential replacement or contender,but barely a "research project"..


http://www.senat.fr/rap/r08-205/r08-205_mono.html#toc0
by beaucaire
09 Feb 2009, 18:54
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Attention-airports in France closed as of 20.00 H
Replies: 3
Views: 877

Attention-airports in France closed as of 20.00 H

Many airports in France including ORY and CDG will close as of 20.00 hours due to heavy storms announced for this night..
The wind is supposed to hit max.speeds of 150Km/h in the Loire-valley and 120Km/h in the Ile de France region.Brest is already closed
by beaucaire
08 Feb 2009, 14:50
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: LH's CEO on the EU conditions regarding SN's take-over
Replies: 14
Views: 2484

Re: LH's CEO on the EU conditions regarding SN's take-over

If the average citizen has still not discovered the truth about the Brussels bureaucray- I can't help them. It's a nest of "profiteurs" ,lobbyists,black-mailers and crooks.Nothing positive will ever come out of those egg-heads brains.It's -what we call in French "..une usine a gaz&quo...
by beaucaire
29 Jan 2009, 14:36
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines to Johannesburg??? Any chance to reopen?
Replies: 22
Views: 3443

Re: Brussels Airlines to Johannesburg??? Any chance to reopen?

Your comments are well reasoned and obviously flights into Central Africa yield better than South Africa,despite the shorter flight-time. But don't forget for the price-sensitive clients SN will get a Lybian competitor called http://www.afriqiyah.be/destinations.html who seems to target SN network v...
by beaucaire
29 Jan 2009, 13:53
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines to Johannesburg??? Any chance to reopen?
Replies: 22
Views: 3443

Re: Brussels Airlines to Johannesburg??? Any chance to reopen?

I've done three time Brussels -Johannesburg in a different life on SN (Business) and each time the flights were well booked-even in C-Class .To me Johannesburg would be a kind of mandatory destination for the "Africa-Experts" within STAR alliance.I even would continue the flight into Durba...
by beaucaire
29 Jan 2009, 13:22
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: News from THY - Turkish Airlines
Replies: 681
Views: 312803

Re: New destinations from THY

Actually in summer-season many of the A320 or 737 flights are operated by wide-bodies-but that is not systematically done.
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Turkish- ... 0843804/M/
by beaucaire
29 Jan 2009, 12:15
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: News from THY - Turkish Airlines
Replies: 681
Views: 312803

Re: New destinations from THY

If you add all the other German destinations that are served by THY ( NUE,HAJ,CGN, ) you reach a wopping 225 flights on THY alone...that is without taking into acount seasonal special flights into more than 6 different Turkish airports like Ankara,Adana,Izmir,Mersin or Dalaman.. Add the flights oper...
by beaucaire
27 Jan 2009, 09:59
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: LH and SN: No deal...
Replies: 60
Views: 14612

Re: LH and SN: No deal...

http://img91.imageshack.us/img91/3020/eurocommissarisneel7115nh8.jpg This ruling is inapropriate at least -since all other airlines had an opportunity to aproach SN for a merger or buy-out. Neither BA ,IB or AF,Aeroflot or AA made a move . So what ! Flights from Belgium to Germany are open to all a...
by beaucaire
26 Jan 2009, 17:53
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: SkyEurope cancelling BRU-PRG
Replies: 3
Views: 1044

Re: SkyEurope cancelling BRU-PRG

They have lost another aircraft to one of the leasing-companies asking it to be returned..
That leave only 4 x 737 aircraft in operations..
by beaucaire
23 Jan 2009, 18:22
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Winglets cut to short-THY has to ground 6 737..!
Replies: 2
Views: 911

Re: Winglets cut to short-THY has to ground 6 737..!

They cut the metal to short when they manufactured them...
by beaucaire
23 Jan 2009, 12:19
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Winglets cut to short-THY has to ground 6 737..!
Replies: 2
Views: 911

Winglets cut to short-THY has to ground 6 737..!

Not a good reference for the company
http://www.aslaviationgroup.com/Default.aspx

They managed to cut winglets for 6 THY Boeings 737 too short and now the planes are grounded !
Found the tread on a.net but it's unbelievable ..!
by beaucaire
19 Jan 2009, 19:56
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: RAK Airways to BRU
Replies: 10
Views: 2116

Re: RAK Airways to BRU

Brubiac wrote:Wasn't this the one flying from the Middle East to RAK and then, maybe, from RAK to BRU?
That one was Air Arabia ...
by beaucaire
13 Jan 2009, 12:21
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ryanair to withdraw 6 planes from HHN...
Replies: 11
Views: 2128

Re: Ryanair to withdraw 6 planes from HHN...

Ryanair seems not opposed to invest in the airport company running Frankfurt-Hahn airport as minority share-holder..

http://www.finanznachrichten.de/nachric ... rt-020.htm
by beaucaire
10 Jan 2009, 16:15
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ryanair to withdraw 6 planes from HHN...
Replies: 11
Views: 2128

Ryanair to withdraw 6 planes from HHN...

Based on a decision by the airports operator,FRAPORT,to chage a new 3€ passenger charge in order to make the airport operation profitable.Currently HHN charges only 15.5€/pax -way below what the charges in France are.(from 26-32 €..)
So be careful in Belgium not to play with the fire ..
by beaucaire
05 Jan 2009, 22:21
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Strange landing for Flybe ERJ-145 Birmingham-Stuttgart
Replies: 3
Views: 1056

Re: Strange landing for Flybe ERJ-195 BHX-DUS

It was actually in Stuttgart and an Embraer 145..!
by beaucaire
12 Nov 2008, 18:40
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Delta to launch direct flights between Kenya and US
Replies: 5
Views: 1403

Re: Delta to launch direct flights between Kenya and US

Delta are beefing up Africa dramatically..
Johannesburg,Capetown,Accra,Monrovia,Abuja,Lagos,Nairobi,Cairo....
by beaucaire
07 Nov 2008, 09:00
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: SkyEurope, MyAir.com team up
Replies: 7
Views: 2368

Re: SkyEurope, MyAir.com team up

Skyeurope might not exist any longer in two weeks- that move is to late and has no major impact on the default situation they are in. York Captal Group are to receive 10M € by Nov.12th and another 15 M € by Nov. 15 th.. Some people are daydreaming ... York has offered 1 € for Skyeurope and will re-b...