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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: 7925

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: 2083

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: 807
Views: 103626

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: 14410

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: 14410

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: 14410

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: 9348

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: 44533

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: 3617

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: 6234

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: 3641

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: 1726

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: 164
Views: 25198

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: 9223

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: 9223

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: 7163

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: 6049

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: 1062

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: 4556

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: 64
Views: 5646

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: 64
Views: 5646

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: 6273

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: 5235

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: 6791

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: 5235

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: 4802

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: 20487

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: 4329

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: 17263

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: 17263

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: 15402

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: 5077

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: 2111

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: 7236

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: 2111

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: 13098

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: 2341

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: 2341

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: 4952

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: 1761

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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by sandyb123
Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Trolls United CEO Oscar Munoz
Replies: 34
Views: 8908

Emirates Trolls United CEO Oscar Munoz

https://www.facebook.com/Emirates/video ... 045500343/

Love it!

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Emirates have published a tongue in cheek post to Facebook calling out United CEO Oscar Munoz for his comments about the ME3.

https://www.facebook.com/Emirates/video ... 045500343/

Love it!

Sandyb123

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by sandyb123
Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 120607

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

https://www.facebook.com/events/1895621 ... discussion
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Rally (read protest) and press conference at Chicago O'Hare at 6pm local (1 hour from now).

https://www.facebook.com/events/1895621 ... discussion

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by sandyb123
Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 120607

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/uniteds-stock-is-set-to-fall-5-and-wipe-1-billion-off-the-airlines-market-cap-2017-04-11 So the stockmarket does not like bad news. United Continental Holdings Inc stock fell sharply, recovered a bit and closed 1.1% down today, wiping $225m off the airline's value. I...

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by sandyb123
Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries Milestone: LCY-JFK Nonstop
Replies: 54
Views: 9997

Re: CSeries Milestone: LCY-JFK Nonstop

the article doesn't say, but did the test flight LCY-JFK carry any kind of meaningful load? The (obvious) thought here is that if the C-Series can hop the pond with a business class only configuration, then this seems to be a major win over the current 1-stop A318 ops at BA.

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by sandyb123
Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "British Airways 'turning into Ryanair' as first class passengers are the latest to lose perks"
Replies: 109
Views: 21033

Re: "British Airways 'turning into Ryanair' as first class passengers are the latest to lose perks"

A friend on mine just flew his family on BA F on the LHR-JNB and said it was terrible. Knackered 747, service was lacking, lost bags and the IFE was on the blink. When you are paying top dollar (whatever class) on an airline that claims to be premium you expect it to be better! Frankly on domestic f...

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by sandyb123
Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 412
Views: 39262

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

I would be very interested to know the security risk they believe is present here. If they are still allowing mobiles in the cabin, then the communication with an external / other entity is still there. What is stopping an iPad or laptop protecting? It is not possible AFAIK to interfere with the air...

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by sandyb123
Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Being For EAS But Against Subsidized Gulf Carriers Really Hypocritical?
Replies: 19
Views: 2088

Re: Is Being For EAS But Against Subsidized Gulf Carriers Really Hypocritical?

And... drum roll please; the ME3 aren't subsidized by the government.

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by sandyb123
Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman's headphones burn on flight!
Replies: 4
Views: 1343

Re: Woman's headphones burn on flight!

The article doesn't state who the headphone manufacturer is?

I'd be more worried that the crew wanted to put a sparking electronical device in water. Either the article is wrong or this has been lost in translation.

Either way, hope she is better soon.

Sandyb123

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by sandyb123
Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyBe expands LCY-AMS to daily
Replies: 8
Views: 1579

Re: FlyBe expands LCY-AMS to daily

This is great until the DH8 bit. Won't matter to most, but I do prefer the E jets any day of the week.

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by sandyb123
Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Berlin Airports Strike - Hits ITB
Replies: 2
Views: 576

Re: Berlin Airports Strike - Hits ITB

So I ended up taking the train home! It sounds crazy but there were literarily no flights from anywhere in northern Germany. BA offered me a flight home yesterday (so 3 days later) and thank goodness I didn't take them up on the offer as the replacement flight was.... cancelled! One of my colleagues...

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