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by rutankrd
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEA Codeshare Agreements
Replies: 7
Views: 585

Re: MEA Codeshare Agreements

I think you may misunderstand some of the complexities and actual restrictions the can be imposed on codeshares . Unless they are contractual joint ventures, its more often the case that carriers can’t fix prices and schedules on the point to point sectors even within alliances for those very compet...

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by rutankrd
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: reports cash running out
Replies: 168
Views: 22377

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Neomax it never was any better ! Indian Aviation is a shambles has been for just about ever . A state airline that probably never made a bean in thirty years exists of GOI patronage. They can’t generate genuinely interest from anyone when they try to sell An international aviation policy still route...

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by rutankrd
Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA line up at JFK photo.
Replies: 127
Views: 26960

Re: BA line up at JFK photo.

Flight level under the current BA corporate strategy there will be fewer First class seats on each plane down from 14 to 8 the mix of C and W may well be higher than the 77w as well . It quite conceivable the revenue mix and yield combined with lower operating costs will be far better than the Queen...

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by rutankrd
Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA line up at JFK photo.
Replies: 127
Views: 26960

Re: BA line up at JFK photo.

FlightLevel BA operate the High J business heavy 744 in the main F14C86W30Y145 -thats a lower seat count than most 77w or indeed many 77e models crossing the ocean .They surprisingly short on low yield back of the bus traffic. BAs own 77w are F14C56W44Y183 . It is almost certain the A35J will take o...

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by rutankrd
Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air Serbia: from first to worst...
Replies: 20
Views: 3605

Re: Air Serbia: from first to worst.a

UA77e None has a rigid US style domestic first equivalent on regular short haul fleets within the EU although Finnair do offer their Business cabins on the A359 between Helsinki and Heathrow and Brussels most days . British Airways offer up the full experience on a daily 77E flight between IAG hubs ...

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by rutankrd
Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air Serbia: from first to worst...
Replies: 20
Views: 3605

Re: Air Serbia: from first to worst...

Business and fully flexible economy fares are very poor valued right across Europe period. All you are doing is giving the carriers a proforma advance payment for a few redeemable miles and maybe access to their lounges stifling the airport operators and their retailers of revenue. The actual cost o...

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by rutankrd
Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denmark calling the bailiff on Vueling
Replies: 49
Views: 7838

Re: Denmark calling the bailiff on Vueling

MOO . If the case has gotten to the High Court bailiffs the debtor has normally been given months and numerous opportunities to come to a settlement !

True once A High Court bailiff is instructed they react rather quickly and often with the support of other law enforcement agencies !

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by rutankrd
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denmark calling the bailiff on Vueling
Replies: 49
Views: 7838

Re: Denmark calling the bailiff on Vueling

May surprise you but ln many domains bailiffs don’t suddenly turn up without due notification, and a period on time for final settlement - Not even in the UK which probably has the highest number of enforcement collectors in Europe. Due process normally requires a period of notice in most domains. 2...

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by rutankrd
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Heathrow Hub?
Replies: 45
Views: 8319

Re: United Airlines Heathrow Hub?

United dispensed with the inter European operations directly as part of their fleshing alliance with Lufthansa. There Heathrow slots were all transferred to Lufthansa as part of the deal. Post the unification of Germany this lead to Lufthansa’s access to Tegal and the ending of the IGO operations by...

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by rutankrd
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 237
Views: 22746

Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

The configuration is 12 First / 60 Business / 399 Economy... I guess four passengers will have a big grin on their face... ;-) As far as I know Thomas Cook does not have a proper business class. No, but they have a 'premium' section. I'm guessing the 'premium' folks will be put in business on the A...

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by rutankrd
Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HiFly takes delivery of first A380
Replies: 179
Views: 51264

Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

Plenty of corral reefs in temperate even cold waters they aren’t unique to tropical oceans !

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by rutankrd
Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to takeover one daily VS LHR-JFK-LHR frequency due to 787 engine issues
Replies: 27
Views: 11539

Re: DL to takeover one daily VS LHR-JFK-LHR frequency due to 787 engine issues

They have virtually no slack and these problems are expected to take a few months over the winter requiring an A333 being returned from regional ops in Manchester with reduced Atlanta/JFK frequencies in January and February.

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by rutankrd
Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded
Replies: 391
Views: 66086

Re: Monarch in trouble (again)...?

Given that charter planes are being positioned in advance (as they were this time last year) I can't help but think that the ATOL protection scheme is gold plated. The ATOL scheme is to give holiday makers some comfort that if their operator goes broke, they will get home. There is a cost to this -...

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by rutankrd
Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded
Replies: 391
Views: 66086

Re: Monarch in trouble (again)...?

The general media have lifting this directly from rumours here and in dried fruit

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by rutankrd
Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirBridge Cargo loses Schiphol slots
Replies: 31
Views: 8696

Re: AirBridge Cargo loses Schiphol slots

TC957 wrote:
So...AMS is slot constraint with 6 runways ? Good job they haven't had to operate LHR's volume of traffic with two or LGW's with just one !

That is you get with a bazillion regional jets and btw never more than three runways are used at any one time .

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by rutankrd
Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What BA livery was this?
Replies: 9
Views: 3785

Re: What BA livery was this?

The two Trident 2E models from Cyprus Airways were mended and ferry flown out of Nicosia some time after the Turkish military invasion.
The other two Cyprus Tridents were model 1E versions one being totally destroyed whilst one rusts away to this day.

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by rutankrd
Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCO-LHR: What is VS's plan after the 747's retire?
Replies: 45
Views: 6733

Re: MCO-LHR: What is VS's plan after the 747's retire?

Whilst they are having some issues with the 789 fleet I doubt the 333s are leaving any time soon.

In fact they are cutting back the Manchester 333 programme largely to cover for Mx issues over the winter

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by rutankrd
Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which airlines also run bus- and or train-services?
Replies: 30
Views: 2853

Re: Which airlines also run bus- and or train-services?

Easybus
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by rutankrd
Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG's plans for Aer Lingus
Replies: 25
Views: 6935

Re: IAG's plans for Aer Lingus

IAG has bought Aer Linus as andditional profit centre with targeted budget and performance criteria.

It's very much an A-net myth of an integration with BA imho

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by rutankrd
Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gate or Stand?
Replies: 16
Views: 3494

Re: Gate or Stand?

My understanding indeed aircraft park on apron stands and passengers embark/ disembark via terminal gates (doors) either via stairs or airbidges. Its not uncommon for the same gate to have differing stands to suit differ aircraft gauges and could be denominated as for instance 42left 42centre and 42...

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by rutankrd
Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar and Royal Air Maroc to Toronto?
Replies: 9
Views: 2108

Re: Qatar Royal Air Maroc - RJ to Toronto

Don't hold your breath for Air Berlin they will almost certainly be gone by Thanks giving !

RAM are better served operating into francophone Montreal and Qatar remain under stress because of the GCC blockades

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by rutankrd
Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American drops JFK-MAN
Replies: 110
Views: 19529

Re: American drops JFK-MAN

Those who are referring to Miami wrong season etc... utterly miss the point for much most of the UK traveling holidayers the months FROM July to September remains the time for the big buy annual holiday.

Cruises remain niche and frankly Miami isn't that appealing seemingly !

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by rutankrd
Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American drops JFK-MAN
Replies: 110
Views: 19529

Re: American drops JFK-MAN

As David says its not the fare bucket that done for Onewold Man-JFK yet again, as fares are similar to and some days actually higher than from LHR. It is product frequency reliability AND HUGH fare dumping via the consolidators at the back of the bus via LHR. Oneworld in particular need to fill the ...

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by rutankrd
Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American drops JFK-MAN
Replies: 110
Views: 19529

Re: American drops JFK-MAN

Dublin, Amsterdam Singapore and Scotland into the daily Orlando flights have had transfer flows for quite some time.

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by rutankrd
Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A3 returning LHR-LCA-LHR slots to VS?
Replies: 26
Views: 6743

Re: A3 returning LHR-LCA-LHR slots to VS?

One thing quite possible here and that doesn't seem to be touched on is the simple possibility that the Aegean lease period has expired and the slots are returned automatically. Also people are labouring on the timings for the current summer slot period when in fact are are two differing seasons of ...

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by rutankrd
Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A3 returning LHR-LCA-LHR slots to VS?
Replies: 26
Views: 6743

Re: A3 returning LHR-LCA-LHR slots to VS?

Just about the only use for VS/DL of those slots is a day time Boston rotation me thinks, especially as DL doesn't want VS to go East.

Or its re-leasing out to and a good candidate would be Jet on an Indian rotation imho

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by rutankrd
Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A3 returning LHR-LCA-LHR slots to VS?
Replies: 26
Views: 6743

Re: A3 returning LHR-LCA-LHR slots to VS?

Nope VS can use it anywhere or if more economical re lease or sell it on as they see fit.

Only BA remedial slots currently with Flybe have restrictions on their use.

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by rutankrd
Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American drops JFK-MAN
Replies: 110
Views: 19529

Re: American drops JFK-MAN

Going slightly off topic, did AA ever run their DC10s into MAN? Not on schedules as far as i remember however they used the MD11 to Chicago. For the most part its been a 767 operation both the 200ER and 300 with occasional 757s They have served Miami/Dallas/Chicago/New York and Boston at times and ...

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by rutankrd
Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't Norwegian fly to Canada?
Replies: 34
Views: 8729

Re: Why doesn't Norwegian fly to Canada?

Does Canada have a true openskys treaty with the EU that allows sixth and seventh freedoms such that Norwegian could operate from the UK or Eire or even Spain.

If not then that's the answer surely.

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by rutankrd
Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LX A321/A320/A319 Fleet Question
Replies: 2
Views: 967

Re: LX A321/A320/A319 Fleet Question

A319 ARE ALL EX SR. = TOTAL 5 FRAMES A320 15 EX SR ALTHOUGH SEVERAL WERE NOT DIRECTLY TRANSFERRED BUT HAD SPELLS WITH AER LINGUS AND TURKISH BEFORE RETURN TO SWISS. 5 DELIVERED DIRECT TO SWISS A321 -111 6 EX SR HOWEVER TWO HAVE BEEN LEASED TO TURKISH AND SUBSEQUENTLY RETURNED A321-212 3 NEW BUILD DI...

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by rutankrd
Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines revises A350 operations, alters European plans once again
Replies: 27
Views: 8660

Re: Malaysia Airlines revises A350 operations, alters European plans once again

To me Amsterdam remains the obvious choice ABOVE all Oneworld points because they traditionally carried many many Indonesian connectors and a Bazillion tonnes of cargo. Personally don't get this continued A- Netter obsession with Hub and Spoke alliance based models. The industry is actually moving o...

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by rutankrd
Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could UK to Dubai (or another UAE airport) be the next long haul single aisle aircraft low cost airline destination?
Replies: 29
Views: 5485

Re: Could UK to Dubai (or another UAE airport) be the next long haul single aisle aircraft low cost airline destination?

Thomson have already operated a short winter season to DWC from some of the smaller UK airports in association with a cruise series and it wasn't too successful. FlyDubai can if they want operate into the UK market via the UK /UAE bilateral. Though the whole premise of debate seems somewhat flawed i...

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by rutankrd
Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No Dubai-Jaipur on EK or FZ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1142

Re: Why No Dubai-Jaipur on EK or FZ?

The Indian bilateral based on seats is the major hurdle -I've pointed it out before to anahabi but he doesn't get it . Seats are benifiting the ME3 over Indian carriers by allowing them to maximise the collections through the desert. Unwittingly the Indian flexible fares carrier are also colluding b...

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by rutankrd
Sun Jul 09, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How strictly does LHR follow runway alternation?
Replies: 1
Views: 824

Re: How strictly does LHR follow runway alternation?

Runway switching applies only to the 27's .

There is a published schedule.

However there are variations as the regulation allows for small numbers of contra landing and takeoffs throughout the day and on a request basis.

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by rutankrd
Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick airport; is it still world no 1 single runway airport by pax numbers
Replies: 58
Views: 12608

Re: Gatwick airport; is it still world no 1 single runway airport by pax numbers

BTW Gatwick does NOT have an official curfew and is a 24/7 operation. Of course there is a curfew. From 2300 to 0600, night time rules impose a limit on the number of flights based on the quota points over the whole summer or winter season, and the number of flights is further capped by a limit on ...

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by rutankrd
Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia Express & Vueling
Replies: 7
Views: 2885

Re: Iberia Express & Vueling

IAG does not micro-manage their group airlines day to day activities - This is a idea in A-netters mind only. IAG are a parent holding company registered on Madrid and London stock markets. Vueling are free to make their own route planning decisions and to develop as a PAN EU carrier with bases in B...

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by rutankrd
Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick airport; is it still world no 1 single runway airport by pax numbers
Replies: 58
Views: 12608

Re: Gatwick airport; is it still world no 1 single runway airport by pax numbers

I was intrigued with LGW and over 43 mil pax in 2016 as many much smaller airports around the world elaborate possible expansion with building second runway; that is why I was wondering how much widebody airplanes traffic affect Gatwick numbers... NATS and ACL have very efficient and effective traf...

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by rutankrd
Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How are delays managed at very busy slot controlled airports?
Replies: 7
Views: 2382

Re: How are delays managed at very busy slot controlled airports?

TALC east bound flights can arrive in the hold up to a hour EARLY and can easily loose that much again subject the prevailing weather conditions on the day. Add almost daily delayed departures particularly out of JFK for instance (With up to twenty wide bodies wanting to leave all at the same time !...

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by rutankrd
Sun Jul 02, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where should Finnair fly next?
Replies: 69
Views: 9413

Re: Where should Finnair fly next?

Birmingham

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by rutankrd
Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who has bought one of the Transaero 748i
Replies: 41
Views: 9985

Re: Who has bought one of the Transaero 748i

the desert

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by rutankrd
Wed Jun 28, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI announce TPE - LGW
Replies: 32
Views: 6736

Re: CI announce TPE - LGW

Absolute joke to be honest. There isn't enough traffic between Taiwan and London for this to be sustainable, especially now that they went for Gatwick. I don't think many long-haul to Asia survives there. This was tried and tested (and failed) back in 2010 at Heathrow. How are they gonna connect pe...

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by rutankrd
Sun Jun 18, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reason FR move from GRO/REU to BCN ?
Replies: 9
Views: 2061

Re: Reason FR move from GRO/REU to BCN ?

Ryanair operation into and around the castilian region are driven by demand and all three airports create differing traffic flows Gerona remains heavily used by Ryanair bringing tourists to Loret De Mar and right up and across the French border . Reus remains to entry for Salou and surroundings Barc...

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by rutankrd
Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 681
Views: 147573

Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

So what is that IR 747? A -200 cargo conversion with the windows left in place? Its a genuine build Boeing 747 -200C. Purchased new by Martinair. There have been just a few of these rare planes with the hinged nose built over the years. Original buyers included Trans International /Transamerica wit...

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by rutankrd
Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United Kingdom General Election
Replies: 220
Views: 5757

Re: United Kingdom General Election

Corbyn had nothing to lose so promised a giveaway that he knew wasn't funded or he'd be in a position to deliver........and suckers fell for it. He still didn't win. One striking feature about the manifestos (if you bothered to actually know anything about them) was that the Labour one was costed, ...

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by rutankrd
Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United Kingdom General Election
Replies: 220
Views: 5757

Re: United Kingdom General Election

So under UK rules / reg's, when will the next election be held, must it come before or after a new Tory leader is elected? Labour is making the rounds in the media, the PM is holding talks which some say is going somewhere, others say is going nowhere while others are having meetings elsewhere to r...

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by rutankrd
Mon May 29, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: All MH 777-200ER stored
Replies: 57
Views: 18899

Re: all MH 777-200ER stored

HMMMMM, yes Wikipedia says all have been retired, but Air-fleets show them as being stored, with the 1st one entering storage in may 2015 and not displaying any as retired or historical fleet type. seems like a young fleet to retire with some of them being delivered in 2004 to have only a 10 year s...

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by rutankrd
Sat May 20, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cities with alternate airports
Replies: 44
Views: 3771

Re: Cities with alternate airports

Differing City Regions but a damn right closer than many above MAN/LPL

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by rutankrd
Tue May 09, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why wasn't a proper drop off zone built in front of London Southend Airport terminal?
Replies: 23
Views: 3224

Re: Why wasn't a proper drop off zone built in front of London Southend Airport terminal?

This is a government edict and classic gate closed after horse has bolted approach to security. Post the 30 June 2007, bungled Glasgow Airport terminal ram raid, the Home Office instructed that ALL terminal front drop off roads be permanently closed off at UK airports. New build terminal facilities ...

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by rutankrd
Sat May 06, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are the UK economy and air travel on a downhill slope?
Replies: 53
Views: 6092

Re: Are the UK economy and air travel on a downhill slope?

On the Lufthansa routes haven't they been hit with some industrial action during this time period. The US routes are almost certainly being constrained by currency issues from the UK. There is also the Easter Effect and simple calendar effects such as the MAN-HKG route which ran 4 weekly in both per...

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