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Old Aug 1, 11, 10:39 am
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My view s quite smilar to brunos here: yes sure another set of 'exceptional' circumstances without which things might have been marginally less bad, but ultimately, individual accidents should not distract from a clear central tendency, and as far as that is concerned, for the past couple of years at least, AF-KL has been consistently less profitable than the BA and LH groups. It is structural innovation and improvement which gives airlines the capacity to compensate the unexpected problems that they can face.
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