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by sandyb123
Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aseman Airlines plane crash in Iran
Replies: 46
Views: 10956

Re: Aseman Airlines plane crash in Iran

http://www.airsafe.com/events/models/atr.htm

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RIP to all onboard. Sad start to the aviation safety year.

The ATR seems to have its fair share of incidents, featuring in 5 or 6 fatal crashes in the past few years?

http://www.airsafe.com/events/models/atr.htm

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by sandyb123
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why was the A380F a failure?
Replies: 75
Views: 11360

Re: Why was the A380F a failure?

Antarius wrote:
Also jesus, this is ugly

The world is a better place without these flying around.


Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but I actually think it looks good. Almost better than the pax version, without the windows.

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by sandyb123
Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1080
Views: 193757

Re: LH introduces revised livery

Yawn yawn double yawn. This is one of the most retrograde livery changes I have ever seen. Design is subjective... I get that, but the blue and yellow LH tail is iconic the world over. I don't think that this shines a light anywhere near it. Does anyone know if the belly has any kind of Lufthansa re...

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by sandyb123
Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet in 2018
Replies: 32
Views: 5257

Re: EasyJet in 2018

Are any of the new A321neo aircraft LR variants? Are we expecting U2 to compete with Norwegien et al over the pond?

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by sandyb123
Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 380 stuck in JNB
Replies: 93
Views: 30614

Re: BA 380 stuck in JNB

BOAC1966 wrote:
She is alive on FR at present 1445 GMT so could be on her way back?


Not moved. Must be (ground) powered up as part of the work they are doing on her?

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by sandyb123
Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 380 stuck in JNB
Replies: 93
Views: 30614

Re: BA 380 stuck in JNB

Intersting looking at climb out and then outbound sector over europe erractic speed that stabilised ....if meaningful then LHR return looked a better bet. Speculation! The profile of the flight definitely looks like the have experienced power issues at the top of the initial climb and then later cl...

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by sandyb123
Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New passanger services for the West of Scotland and Carlisle
Replies: 2
Views: 958

Re: New passanger services for the West of Scotland and Carlisle

This ‘news’ is really just PR spin. Cumbernauld will never see scheduled passenger service and even if it did there would not be nearly enough passengers to support the investment in infrastructure required. In principle there is an opportunity for local flying to the West Coast but not from Cumbern...

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by sandyb123
Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New EK First Suite TV advert with Jeremy Clarkson
Replies: 38
Views: 14348

Re: New EK First Suite TV advert with Jeremy Clarkson

Frankly, the kind of people whom are repulsed and offended by Clarkson are not the target market for this advertisement. I get what you are saying but I am one of those who has flown F on EK (and very much looking forward to experiencing the new F (but with real windows, please)). I used to be a JC...

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by sandyb123
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New EK First Suite TV advert with Jeremy Clarkson
Replies: 38
Views: 14348

New EK First Suite TV advert with Jeremy Clarkson

Can't quite believe I've just seen this.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibqncXGMa4E Jeremy is an interesting choice as he is quite a controversial character. Also, mainstream TV advertising for a product that is really only accessible to a very small percentage of the population? What am I missi...

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by sandyb123
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order
Replies: 175
Views: 34786

Re: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order

Regarding the 19 seat version: "...Textron Aviation plans to develop a 19-seat passenger version, but the aircraft's slow speed and unpressurised cabin could limit its appeal to the airline market. Instead, the passenger version of the SkyCourier will be targeted at markets in developing count...

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by sandyb123
Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alex Cruz " vows to make BA a premium carrier again "
Replies: 40
Views: 8095

Re: Alex Cruz " vows to make BA a premium carrier again "

I was at WTM this week and the whole thing sounds like spin. Tell them it’s great and they will come. Sorry Alex the average premium passenger is more savy than to be duped by smoke and mirrors.

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by sandyb123
Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Dreamliner at LHR G-VWHO
Replies: 7
Views: 2117

Virgin Atlantic Dreamliner at LHR G-VWHO

Hello.

Does anyone know why Virgin Atlantic 787-9 G-VWHO has been on the ground at LHR since 6th October?

Is this MX, seasonal requirement or something else?

Cheers. Sandyb123

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by sandyb123
Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 948
Views: 704115

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

Just putting it out there... the common consensus is that EK is reaching market saturation with its hub and spoke operation at Dubai. The eventual move to DWC will help but there are only so many people flying globally and whist there is big growth, EK is somewhat ahead of the game which suggests th...

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by sandyb123
Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New SQ A380 suites revealed
Replies: 58
Views: 14653

Re: New SQ A380 suites revealed

Indeed, the new suites will be 1-1-1. The below is the "leaked" seat map. https://i1.wp.com/milelion.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/photo-5.jpeg That looks like 1-1 to me, 1-1-1 for business, am I wrong? Almost right it's 1-1 for suites & 1-2-1 for business. But closer look at the pic...

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by sandyb123
Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New SQ A380 suites revealed
Replies: 58
Views: 14653

Re: New SQ A380 suites revealed

Sorry please delete post, they are going on the upper deck as previously reported!

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by sandyb123
Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New SQ A380 suites revealed
Replies: 58
Views: 14653

Re: New SQ A380 suites revealed

Is it only me that thinks that the curvature of the wall makes it look like the new suites are going into the upper deck rather than the main deck were they are currently?

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by sandyb123
Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 flies a 737 with one passenger !
Replies: 61
Views: 9553

Re: Jet2 flies a 737 with one passenger !

This is such a great story. She tells the story so well too. Good for Karon and Jet2.

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by sandyb123
Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Air Canada incident at SFO
Replies: 82
Views: 47281

Re: Another Air Canada incident at SFO

So what’s the deal here? Wrong frequency. Seems like a Fairly procedural fail.

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by sandyb123
Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin 747 at AMS
Replies: 10
Views: 3674

Re: Virgin 747 at AMS

Must be quite a fun ride doing AMS - LHR on the jumbo.

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by sandyb123
Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia Depressurization Incident
Replies: 28
Views: 6393

Re: Air Asia Depressurization Incident

Having taken an Air Asia flight once I was made very aware of their franchise / partnership set up. When I booked SIN-BKK the marketing was all shiny new A320s, smiling beautiful crew and it all felt very modern. When I got to the airport it was actually Thai air Asia on the most antiquated 737 with...

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by sandyb123
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK 33 circling Thyrrhenian Sea?
Replies: 22
Views: 3700

Re: TK 33 circling Thyrrhenian Sea?

It had to circle for close to 7.5hours before landing back at IST. 7.5 hours circling? Surely they would have been better to actually fly to YUL or at least part way along the route rather than just circle for this time? According to the airbus website the A333 can't land at MTOW of 230 tonnes but ...

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by sandyb123
Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Solid is Jet2 (LS)?
Replies: 10
Views: 1799

How Solid is Jet2 (LS)?

Hello, Sad news regarding Monarch this morning in very difficult times for the UK charter and short haul market. Where are Jet2 financially? I understand that they run a lean business but there are marked similarities to the Monarch business both in terms of market, ops and fleet. They have been qui...

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by sandyb123
Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair running out of pilots? FR cancels 110 flights (09/12)
Replies: 163
Views: 27317

Re: Ryanair running out of pilots? FR cancels 110 flights (09/12)

That radio interview is quite revealing. Is what he is saying even legal? Surely you can't expect crew to do the pre-flight stuff (which is neccesitated as part of the job) for free? If so no wonder Ryanair is going south quickly. If I was in a young pilots shoes I'd be running to the other airlines...

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by sandyb123
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA flight in trouble? G-VIIH
Replies: 36
Views: 9366

Re: BA flight in trouble? G-VIIH

Seems to have gone off the grid. Hope all has ended well for them.

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by sandyb123
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA flight in trouble? G-VIIH
Replies: 36
Views: 9366

Re: BA flight in trouble? G-VIIH

Looks like she's headed back to LHR now. If it is a gear extended problem then should we expect a tower flyover for visual inspection?

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by sandyb123
Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two South Africa bound flights from LHR diverted
Replies: 20
Views: 7223

Re: Two South Africa bound flights from LHR diverted

Interesting analysis but one flight was going to Jo'burg and the other Cape Town so I would suggest the probability calculations need to be adapted to take into account perhaps all the flights to SA from LHR, or maybe all flights to SA from the UK or chose any route analysis you like until you get ...

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by sandyb123
Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unruly pax has to pay $98,000 to Hawaiian Air
Replies: 26
Views: 6097

Re: Unruly pax has to pay $98,000 to Hawaiian Air

This is an interesting precedent. The people should take note.

Slight side note, but do you guys have insurance policies for your personal conduct or is this a professional thing?

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by sandyb123
Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TXL Current Holding and Diversions
Replies: 4
Views: 1087

Re: TXL Current Holding and Diversions

No take-offs and landings at Berlin Tegel Airport (TXL) due to disarming of a WWII bomb - some (read all) flights are diverting

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by sandyb123
Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Pax Claims They Were Forced To Sit In Urine
Replies: 25
Views: 4611

Re: BA Pax Claims They Were Forced To Sit In Urine

It's definitely the seat fabric from the W seats on the 747-400 which is the aircraft type currently doing LHR-CPT. What I find worse than the pee on the seat is the stewardesses response to it. But that is what we have sadly come to expect from our 'flag carrier' these days.

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by sandyb123
Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: £80 million investment plan for Edinburgh Airport
Replies: 77
Views: 7400

Re: £80 million investment plan for Edinburgh Airport

The days of Emirates and expanding to all points may be behind them. The Scottish market is limited for long haul, even for the ME3. Qatar and Etihad are struggling to find room for both and Emirates would undoubtedly be cannibalising GLA if they launched EDI. Mind you I said that about Continental...

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by sandyb123
Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: £80 million investment plan for Edinburgh Airport
Replies: 77
Views: 7400

Re: £80 million investment plan for Edinburgh Airport

Moving away from the shopping Centre speculation, does anybody else note the 777-300ER in the render. Unless this is a mistake by the graphic illustrator, I'm going to say that as soon as this is open we should expect an announcement from EK ;-)

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by sandyb123
Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWISS phases out final Avro RJ100, Last flight was Aug 15 GVA-ZRH
Replies: 52
Views: 6411

Re: SWISS phases out final Avro RJ100, Last flight was Aug 15 GVA-ZRH

Used to fly on the BA RJ100's a lot back in the early 2000's on the 'financial services express' EDI-LCY out of Edinburgh (from memory) at 07.20. They were definitely unique aircraft although in the BA 3-3 config they were definitely cramped! I think there are a few private ones flying about, the qu...

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by sandyb123
Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Loganair - new livery
Replies: 31
Views: 5474

Re: Loganair - new livery

JannEejit wrote:
sandyb123 wrote:
Yawn. 1982 called and asked for its livery (and uniform) back. Sandyb123



Did you miss out on the gig Sandy ? :rotfl:


lol I'm not sure what this means? I'm not a designer if that's what you're getting at? :bigthumbsup:

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by sandyb123
Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA flights covered by Qatar schedule
Replies: 30
Views: 6882

Re: BA flights covered by Qatar schedule

Must be a nice upgrade for Club Europe passengers to get the QR business cabin instead of the woefully embarrassing convertible seats BA inflicts on their premium passengers.

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by sandyb123
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Loganair - new livery
Replies: 31
Views: 5474

Re: Loganair - new livery

Yawn. 1982 called and asked for its livery (and uniform) back. Sandyb123

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by sandyb123
Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airport design, why are departures normally on top of arrivals?
Replies: 18
Views: 4968

Re: Airport design, why are departures normally on top of arrivals?

Checked baggage is handled at ground level (i.e. that's where it comes out of the plane). Therefore it makes sense to have baggage claim on the same level to save the not inconsiderable energy it would require to move baggage up a floor (and then inconvenience people having to take it down again). ...

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by sandyb123
Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 DY 737's currently over the Atlantic
Replies: 117
Views: 26583

Re: 5 DY 737's currently over the Atlantic

I saw a trip report on Youtube of the EDI-PVD flight and it is seriously weight limited to the extend that a lot of the pax have their own row of seats both sides of the isle. That might change with the MAX but that must be hurting bottom line. The 738 really is being stretched on these missions. Sa...

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by sandyb123
Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways B737-800 ground collision at JKIA
Replies: 11
Views: 4395

Re: Kenya Airways B737-800 ground collision at JKIA

KQ also confirming damage to the engine on Twitter. I wouldn't be surprised if there is damage to the inside leading edge of that wing given the position and force of the tug as it ripped the fuselage. The aircraft is 8 years old so will be interesting to see what happens as that looks to the layman...

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by sandyb123
Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Problem with spam advert redirecting on mobile site
Replies: 163
Views: 18332

Re: Problem with spam advert redirecting on mobile site

I basically can not use A.net on my phone now. Have totally given up. Everytime I try to access this site on anything other than a desktop it blocks my access and redirects me to the sweepstake page. As over 50% of internet traffic is now on mobile this must be having some effect on traffic to A.net...

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by sandyb123
Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Problem with spam advert redirecting on mobile site
Replies: 163
Views: 18332

Re: Problem with spam advert redirecting on mobile site

This just happened to me this morning too. I hope to goodness we're not to bad old a.net

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by sandyb123
Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Walls moving in turbulence
Replies: 54
Views: 17699

Re: 787 Walls moving in turbulence

Slightly off topic but relevant, I remember taking off from SIN on a 773ER and looking down the corridor from the front and you could see the entire aircraft flexing as it accelerated and took off. I was slightly shocked at the time but put it down to normal flex. On another flight I went for a walk...

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by sandyb123
Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Emergency Landing at TLH
Replies: 30
Views: 5196

Re: United Emergency Landing at TLH

This actually just made me laugh out loud in my office!

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by sandyb123
Wed May 31, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK to announce new First Class product: November 17
Replies: 4
Views: 2152

Re: EK to announce new First Class product: November 17

Australian Business Traveller highlights the seating plan loaded into the GDS suggests that (at least) the centre-cabin suites might be bigger to accommodate a 'class above First' with miss-aligned doors suggesting two distinct spaces in the new suites. Perhaps a separate bed and seat. https://www.a...

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by sandyb123
Tue May 30, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Did new A.net owners lower minimum age to join?
Replies: 38
Views: 7324

Re: Did new A.net owners lower minimum age to join?

You can blame Demand Media (now Leaf Group) for the shambolic management of the site migration and loss of features. Not that they'd listen.

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by sandyb123
Tue May 30, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK to announce new First Class product: November 17
Replies: 4
Views: 2152

EK to announce new First Class product: November 17

Over on EKs Facebook and website they have announced the long awaited new F product will debut in November 2017. https://www.facebook.com/Emirates/posts/1198009420308805:0 https://www.emirates.com/media-centre/emirates-new-first-class-product-to-be-unveiled-in-november The product will launch on the...

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by sandyb123
Thu May 18, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe Landing Gear Collapse at Schiphol
Replies: 34
Views: 13184

Re: Flybe Landing Gear Collapse at Schiphol

G-JECP is still not flying since the crash in AMS, according to the internet. Is she undergoing repairs or are we expecting a write off?

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by sandyb123
Thu May 11, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Etihad Upgrade EDI to 787?
Replies: 15
Views: 2374

Re: When will Etihad Upgrade EDI to 787?

Sorry what's the issue with the A330? You say it doesn't seem to be a great fit? I think it's perfect IMHO. Because EDI carries a lot of premium traffic and the A330's have 22 J seats vs the 2-class 787 which has 25. Small change but = extra revenue. Or maybe they could fly the three class as EK se...

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by sandyb123
Wed May 10, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Etihad Upgrade EDI to 787?
Replies: 15
Views: 2374

When will Etihad Upgrade EDI to 787?

Hello, EY seminally enjoy successful service to Edinburgh for almost 2 years now, coupled with premium heavy traffic on the route (with the small J cabin on the EY A330) and rumours that the A330 will leave the fleet at some point in the not to distant future would add up to hopefully an upgrade to ...

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by sandyb123
Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Loganair / Flybe Cargo
Replies: 35
Views: 5021

Re: Loganair / Flybe Cargo

Really not a fan of this livery :-/

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by sandyb123
Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: London Must Do?
Replies: 27
Views: 1863

Re: London Must Do?

I'd use a website like Experee.com or Getyourguide.com to book stuff and they often offer fast track to avoid waiting.

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