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by skipness1E
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 767 to Edinburgh
Replies: 4
Views: 2209

Re: DL 767 to Edinburgh

No it’s been a B757

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by skipness1E
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Virgin Atlantic Close to A330neo order
Replies: 146
Views: 24081

Re: Reuters: Virgin Atlantic Close to A330neo order

Weren’t the ex Air Berlin A332s a temporary fix at best? Not sure the B744s at MAN all need an A35K replacement, an A330NEO makes a lot more sense IMHO.

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by skipness1E
Thu May 09, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to LGW, will UA and AA follow?
Replies: 51
Views: 9242

Re: Delta to LGW, will UA and AA follow?

I also thought it was a bit strange for complete withdraw. Obviously LHR was such the prize for CO years back, I figured it could have kept a 75B on the route to LGW. US and NWA did, I think CO also did for one summer( ?), but as soon as they compared numbers for both airports in the same season, L...

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by skipness1E
Thu May 09, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to LGW, will UA and AA follow?
Replies: 51
Views: 9242

Re: Delta to LGW, will UA and AA follow?

Gatwick absolutely does NOT have “it’s own catchment area”. Everything about Gatters is linked to Heathrow in some way shape or form. Gatwick is comparably MUCH weaker among paid business, the BA/VS premium cabins on the beach fleet is part of the wider strategy of allowing FF to redeem points at LG...

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by skipness1E
Thu May 09, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to LGW, will UA and AA follow?
Replies: 51
Views: 9242

Re: Delta to LGW, will UA and AA follow?

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by skipness1E
Wed May 08, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Goodbye BAC 1-11!
Replies: 85
Views: 10651

Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

A sad day for those of us that grew up with the noise of those Spey roaring into the skies. Not sad, just surprised one of these ugly thing was still airworthy. Good riddance. heard them before you saw them. Indeed, despite the hush-kits. Love the One Eleven, grew up around BA’s. Killed a lot less ...

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by skipness1E
Fri May 03, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ Cargo fleet replacement
Replies: 11
Views: 2736

Re: SQ Cargo fleet replacement

The Dash 8 is not quite a like for like replacement for a four engine jet airliner, I suspect there will be no replacement. If there is they’ll at least look at the ATR72 as well x

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by skipness1E
Thu May 02, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow - Legal challenge lost
Replies: 85
Views: 11738

Re: Heathrow - Legal challenge lost

Boris Johnson has weighed in: https://twitter.com/BorisJohnson/status/1123597392564105216 "[This] judgment is not the end of the story. A third runway in west London would cause a huge increase in traffic and pollution and above all in noise. Heathrow have a long way to go before they can meet...

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by skipness1E
Thu May 02, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest fleet-wide livery repainting?
Replies: 40
Views: 4289

Re: Longest fleet-wide livery repainting?

British Airways. Negus livery was unveiled 1973 and they still had BOAC hybrid B747s in 1980 with “British” titles. Arguably half the fleet even now is in the previous shade of white and some don’t have the crest added yet. Northwest took an age to rebrand in the 1989 scheme as they went Chp11 soon ...

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by skipness1E
Wed May 01, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad increases London Heathrow services
Replies: 33
Views: 8536

Re: Etihad increases London Heathrow services

That flight has been operating on and off since Christmas. Can’t just be the Jet Airways slots?

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by skipness1E
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1761
Views: 348425

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

Of course we all know first impressions often change once we clap eyes on the thing in real life in good light. We know that? Right?

Even Lufthansa grew on me after I saw a few

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by skipness1E
Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways cancels Fort Lauderdale service
Replies: 96
Views: 20358

Re: British Airways cancels Fort Lauderdale service

It may well be that Norwegian has already sold most of its capacity at a loss. Or they're simply not selling at the higher fares. We don't know for sure. But while BA powers along with nearly a £2bn operating profit and 14% margins Norwegian stilk can't turn a profit. They're financing 787s at high...

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by skipness1E
Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways cancels Fort Lauderdale service
Replies: 96
Views: 20358

Re: British Airways cancels Fort Lauderdale service

usflyer msp wrote:
I've had the opportunity to connect to the FLL-LGW flight a few times and I always declined to the lack of a lounge in FLL. No way I'm spending a 3 hour layover amongst the riffraff - especially in hot area like Florida.

What delightful irony. Oh wait, you were being serious?

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by skipness1E
Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways cancels Fort Lauderdale service
Replies: 96
Views: 20358

Re: British Airways cancels Fort Lauderdale service

It’s not “knee jerk” competing on LGW-OAK/FLL/JFK with Norwegian, it’s part of the wider strategy of defending market share and yields on LON-US. All three might make some money but the airframes could likely make more in other matters which is why when the strategic end is met, the aircraft are tac...

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by skipness1E
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bad luck for AC's passengers out of GVA
Replies: 29
Views: 9074

Re: Bad luck for AC's passengers out of GVA

Being delayed is never fun, but especially when you were hoping to be home or overseas at such time of the year. Wonder if there are any other options left to carry passengers through different routings if necessary. Luckily it happend in Switzerland and not in Canada, so pax are covered with full ...

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by skipness1E
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1761
Views: 348425

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

Cos it was a poor man’s BA / CP rip off?

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by skipness1E
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Aerospace ATP/J61
Replies: 25
Views: 2969

Re: British Aerospace ATP/J61

The last passenger operator collapsed last year, they were Scandinavian from memory so only freighters from now. The fact that there was more aircraft in an ATP than an ATR also helps to account for the sales differential. I remember seeing a line up at EDI one day of ATR72, ATP and Fokker 50 and yo...

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by skipness1E
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Aerospace ATP/J61
Replies: 25
Views: 2969

Re: British Aerospace ATP/J61

The aircraft was massively over engineered, had Andover parts and the initial tranche sat with their nose in the air needlessly as it turns out jetbridges could be lowered to meet then after all. Known as the “80p” as it was worthless or “Skoda” or “BAT plane”’on ATC due the three letter code on the...

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by skipness1E
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK and London
Replies: 64
Views: 10115

Re: EK and London

Emirates need to use the B77W to STN mainly as with LGW and LHR being mainly A380. the cargo uplift has to go somewhere! BA are (allegedly) struggling somewhat on HKG as CX have flooded the market with capacity, 5x B77Ws and an A350 out of Gatters vs BA's twice daily A380/B77W combo. Struggling in ...

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by skipness1E
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Holiday flights return to Durham Tees Valley (MME)
Replies: 8
Views: 1888

Re: Holiday flights return to Durham Tees Valley (MME)

Patrickz80 in the UK the staff need not be there all day, we have what are called "zero hour" type contracts for exactly this sort of situation (sadly)

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by skipness1E
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK and London
Replies: 64
Views: 10115

Re: EK and London

Emirates need to use the B77W to STN mainly as with LGW and LHR being mainly A380. the cargo uplift has to go somewhere!
BA are (allegedly) struggling somewhat on HKG as CX have flooded the market with capacity, 5x B77Ws and an A350 out of Gatters vs BA's twice daily A380/B77W combo.

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by skipness1E
Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet Europe new callsign
Replies: 28
Views: 7671

Re: easyJet Europe new callsign

Hang on, how does that work with stored flight plans? No more swapping OE and G on the same flight day after day? Fixed routes for each AOC now?

FR24 would suggest “yes” to my own question :)

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by skipness1E
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Virgin to launch LGW-JFK and BOS from 2020
Replies: 158
Views: 19132

Re: Delta and Virgin to launch LGW-JFK and BOS from 2020

BA shows trash yields on LGW-JFK compared to DY. So why would DL be better off? I suspect DL will also get trash yields on LGW-BOS compared to DY. In fact, VS4ever & tphuang have shown us that DL already get trash yields/loads on BOS-LHR. So are they doubling down on their losses? Neither BA no...

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by skipness1E
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 4 A350-900 more to IB from Aer Lingus
Replies: 52
Views: 13144

Re: 4 A350-900 more to IB from Aer Lingus

The 757s are being replaced by the A321NEOs surely

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by skipness1E
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Virgin to launch LGW-JFK and BOS from 2020
Replies: 158
Views: 19132

Re: Delta and Virgin to launch LGW-JFK and BOS from 2020

Delta dropped Gatwick before the summer 2012 season, I was close :)

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by skipness1E
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Virgin to launch LGW-JFK and BOS from 2020
Replies: 158
Views: 19132

Re: Delta and Virgin to launch LGW-JFK and BOS from 2020

Why does everyone think LGW doesn't get any business traffic ? Just try coming off a flight from the US and heading for the Financial City area of London on public transport like trains using LGW instead of LHR and I'll think you'll find LGW wins 9 times out of 10. Because Gatwick does not exist in...

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by skipness1E
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Virgin to launch LGW-JFK and BOS from 2020
Replies: 158
Views: 19132

Re: Delta and Virgin to launch LGW-JFK and BOS from 2020

VS with A350? Expanding busy routes to LGW is a smart move. Still a large airport to serve London, has a lot of room (as exibited by the 18 daily flights they are planning to add) and it allows them to capture a larger share of the market compared to AA/BA and DY. Wish them luck, would love to see ...

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by skipness1E
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How do liveries get their names?
Replies: 16
Views: 2298

Re: How do liveries get their names?

Depends on each case. For example, the BA Landor livery is associated with the company that designed it and the current Union Jack was named that by BA itself during the World tails era. OTOH, I'd presume the NW Bowling Shoe was called that due to it bearing resemblance with a bowling shoe, nothing...

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by skipness1E
Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic drops Flying Lady
Replies: 120
Views: 18929

Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Flying Lady

Meaningless until they have their first obese transgender bearded image, with big tits.
2019-what a time to be alive!

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by skipness1E
Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has any airline brought back a livery after it was retired?
Replies: 16
Views: 3646

Re: Has any airline brought back a livery after it was retired?

Air Canada’s is an homage IMHO

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by skipness1E
Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat first A321LR to be delayed by four to six weeks
Replies: 44
Views: 12855

Re: Air Transat first A321LR to be delayed by four to six weeks

So this is their last summer of A310 ops?

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by skipness1E
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas PER-LHR marks 1 year of operation, route exceeds expectations
Replies: 47
Views: 8440

Re: Qantas PER-LHR marks 1 year of operation, route exceeds expectations

So QANTAS London has been a loss maker for a decade even with a BA codeshare? Not sure the A380 was the way to go at all!

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by skipness1E
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where would BA be today if they chose A330/40s?
Replies: 16
Views: 2985

Re: Where would BA be today if they chose A330/40s?

Well have a look at Virgin Atlantic for a clue?

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by skipness1E
Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 series last row- add in a window?
Replies: 22
Views: 3602

Re: A320 series last row- add in a window?

Not sure on that one, being on a 186 seater with no windows to Lisbon with easyJet last week is what prompted my asking!
Suspect the removal of the EU flag may be what’s different?

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by skipness1E
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 series last row- add in a window?
Replies: 22
Views: 3602

Re: A320 series last row- add in a window?

Are you sure? I was on two this week and didn’t see one at Gatters that had that. I was keeping an eye on that exact area oddly enough, as the G- fleet looked different until I figured the EU flags had been removed recently!

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by skipness1E
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 series last row- add in a window?
Replies: 22
Views: 3602

A320 series last row- add in a window?

Given the move to have tiny toilets in the tail rather than forward of the rear door, the A320 series now has a row of seats where before it rarely did. Yet since this space was intended for a toilet, it’s windowless and remains so in new builds. Is it beyond Airbus to simply add a window now or is ...

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by skipness1E
Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP announces 118 million € losses
Replies: 42
Views: 6767

Re: TAP announces 118 million € losses

Yes 118 million is ugly but the devil is in the details. They claim that 95 million were "one time charges" due to "restructuring". Anyone know the details of those one time charges are? My guess is that it includes the costs associated with shutting down M&E in Brazil, refu...

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by skipness1E
Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA LHR -> Grand Cayman via Nassau
Replies: 38
Views: 6174

Re: BA LHR -> Grand Cayman via Nassau

SKAN24 wrote:
skipness1E wrote:
GCM/NAS was LHR as it was a B767 route and remains so as it is now on the B788.
LGW is single fleet long haul B772



It’s actually a 777-200 on the route

Whoops! Quite right, my bad

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by skipness1E
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA LHR -> Grand Cayman via Nassau
Replies: 38
Views: 6174

Re: BA LHR -> Grand Cayman via Nassau

GCM/NAS was LHR as it was a B767 route and remains so as it is now on the B788.
LGW is single fleet long haul B772

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by skipness1E
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 661
Views: 132306

Re: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

Worth recalling the Landor titles on the B744 are in a different position and size vs the B741/B742. This is what a Negus B744 would have looked like I think

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by skipness1E
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS new destination
Replies: 40
Views: 7298

Re: VS new destination

And Dubai is also being dropped as well

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by skipness1E
Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 661
Views: 132306

Re: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

Negus & Negus confirmed for CIVB. https://twitter.com/British_Airways/status/1106195039049474049 That's all four heritage liveries. No more. Finished. Kaput. I just hope that they add the small back dot on the nose cone which is sadly missing on the BOAC retro 747. All the aircraft during the N...

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by skipness1E
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 661
Views: 132306

Re: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

There was a drone monitering some of the taxiway or building work recently at LHR. One of the tug drivers informed ATC but they already knew all about.

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by skipness1E
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no LH or BA in MSP
Replies: 96
Views: 9456

Re: Why no LH or BA in MSP

Delta fortress hub, BA dropped DTW as NWA’s link with KLM drastically altered their fortunes in market.

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by skipness1E
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What MAX Ban Means For Air Canada TATL
Replies: 108
Views: 19986

Re: What MAX Ban Means For Air Canada TATL

The two ETOPS A319s C-GITP/R went to Rouge alas.

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by skipness1E
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK to go double daily from STN
Replies: 49
Views: 7444

Re: EK to go double daily from STN

Big market — east London (inc financial district), Cambridge, Essex. Don’t know what took them so long The City avoids Stansted, always has. It's a snobbery in part but even in this case, it likely prevails. To put it politely, that's bullshit. Sorry! I personally know plenty of City & Canary W...

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by skipness1E
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK to go double daily from STN
Replies: 49
Views: 7444

Re: EK to go double daily from STN

Stansted is probably the only London Airport that has available slots for long haul. The runway at Luton is just too short for the big jets.. and the runways at City and Southend are only for short haul. Heathrow and Gatwick are close to capacity... And its a load of rubbish that people in the City...

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by skipness1E
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK to go double daily from STN
Replies: 49
Views: 7444

Re: EK to go double daily from STN

Big market — east London (inc financial district), Cambridge, Essex. Don’t know what took them so long The City avoids Stansted, always has. It's a snobbery in part but even in this case, it likely prevails. There is zero evidence that the City ( the people who work there ) avoid Stansted ... it’s ...

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by skipness1E
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS
Replies: 119
Views: 24868

Re: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS

The loss of face in shutting down their flag carrier would be immense.
This is not the West, even Italy hasn't gone that far

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