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by GCT64
Thu May 23, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no non-Asian airlines to Shenzhen?
Replies: 18
Views: 3535

Re: Why no non-Asian airlines to Shenzhen?

I would guess that (a) the HKG market is higher yielding and can serve Shenzhen almost as well as flying to SZX; (b) the SZX market is largely driven by Chinese originating pax (from my observation when flying through there); (c) SZX has been growing rapidly and it is unlikely this question would ha...

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by GCT64
Mon May 20, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines 2020 Fleet Plans
Replies: 18
Views: 4829

Re: Singapore Airlines 2020 Fleet Plans

overcast wrote:
It's detailed in the Notes:
 SIA re-instated one 777-200 and one A330-300 into operating fleet to support fleet requirements due to
grounding issues


Great, thanks - I didn't spot that

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by GCT64
Mon May 20, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines 2020 Fleet Plans
Replies: 18
Views: 4829

Re: Singapore Airlines 2020 Fleet Plans

Could you provide a source? Edit: Found it slide 28: https://www.singaporeair.com/saar5/pdf/Investor-Relations/Financial-Results/presentation/slide-analystbriefingq4fy1819.pdf Something a bit strange about that slide "777-200 +1 , -7" and "A330-300 +1 , -10" how do they get the ...

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by GCT64
Sun May 19, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/19/2019:AA Shrinks MEX;CZ JFK-WUH;F9 Suspends MCO-PSM
Replies: 47
Views: 7668

Re: OAG Changes 5/19/2019:AA Shrinks MEX;CZ JFK-WUH;F9 Suspends MCO-PSM

Once upon a time, AA felt comfortable forcing Bostonians to JFK to hop on board international flights. These days, you can go so many more places Non-stop from BOS that the whole ‘connect at JFK’ thing is laughably so ‘yesterday.’ I've taken the flight a couple of times in the last couple of years,...

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by GCT64
Thu May 16, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat
Replies: 215
Views: 29728

Re: Air Canada buying Air Transat

I guess: Air Canada Bleu ;-)

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by GCT64
Wed May 15, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines pilot arrested for murder.
Replies: 18
Views: 3311

Re: American Airlines pilot arrested for murder.

To be fair he flew for PSA: "PSA Airlines is a wholly-owned subsidiary of American Airlines" (as their website says)

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by GCT64
Sun May 12, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Typhoon T3 numbers j
Replies: 4
Views: 1175

Re: Typhoon T3 numbers j

Scrapped ZJ802 ZJ803 ZJ805 ZJ806 ZJ808 ZJ809 ZJ810 ZJ811 ZJ812 ZJ814 ZJ815 I am clearly out of touch with things because it is a shock to me to see such a list of Typhoons wfu/scrapped. Can anybody explain why? Too old? Too many hours? Some structural problem that I have missed? Are they literally ...

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by GCT64
Sat May 11, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Bruins Jet
Replies: 46
Views: 6061

Re: B6 Bruins Jet

I saw it land and taxy past at BOS when it arrived from BFM. It looks very smart.
I prefer it over the other Jetblue sports team A320s.

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by GCT64
Thu May 09, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGW replaces 17 Q400 with 17 E-190
Replies: 23
Views: 6896

Re: LGW replaces 17 Q400 with 17 E-190

LGW did have E190s briefly (for 6 months or so) back in 2013.
LH Cityline has 9 E190s, so some of them might be transfers from LH.

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by GCT64
Wed May 08, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Goodbye BAC 1-11!
Replies: 85
Views: 10486

Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

4th flight I ever took: 1981 GLA-LGW on G-ASJH BCal BAC-111

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by GCT64
Mon May 06, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.
Replies: 127
Views: 8159

Re: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.

The industry has got itself into a crazy situation with their pricing model being wrong. :checkmark: :checkmark: The cargo bays are designed for the everything-but-kitchen-sink luggage regimens... the carryon bins are not. I've always said it was crazy to charge for 1st-bag, but have carryon free. ...

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by GCT64
Thu May 02, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana Airlines in huge financial trouble
Replies: 127
Views: 38082

Re: Asiana Airlines in huge financial trouble

I recently attempted to book a trip with them. Their website is dreadful and when I called to speak with someone, the attitude of the Rep. was horrible. I booked with KE. So, there might be a good place for OZ to improve. Their website is notoriously bad. I have a colleague based in Japan and he ha...

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by GCT64
Wed May 01, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL's Terminal 1 in PVG/Shanghai and lack of gate space
Replies: 13
Views: 1673

Re: DL's Terminal 1 in PVG/Shanghai and lack of gate space

Many planes are switching between domestic and international operations during the day so if your plane's next flight involved a switch, you would probably being parked at the outerbay and being bused to the terminal. At the worst case, even the plane is parked next to the bridge, you still need to...

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by GCT64
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest life of passenger airplane
Replies: 42
Views: 4041

Re: Shortest life of passenger airplane

I was curious, what planes have had the shortest life as commercial passenger planes? Also, I mean type, not individual frame. Some Frontier A318s were scrapped after less than 4 years in service. That didn't take long to go off topic! Baade 152? passenger jet that never entered service Avro C102? ...

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by GCT64
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B21 RAIDER delivery dates
Replies: 5
Views: 1507

Re: B21 RAIDER delivery dates

GIYF .... so: according to Wikipedia (yeah, I know but couldn't be bothered to google further): "The bomber is expected to enter service by 2025. It is to complement existing Rockwell B-1 Lancer, Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit,[5] and Boeing B-52 Stratofortress bomber fleets in U.S. service and ev...

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by GCT64
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: Emirates is planning its network without the A380
Replies: 78
Views: 19004

Re: Tim Clark: Emirates is planning its network without the A380

This may be why EK is establishing themselves in secondary/tertiary London airports. EK is starting a second daily frequency to Stansted from July this year. We may start seeing more of this from EK in other cities with heavily constrained primary airports. Start building the market at these second...

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by GCT64
Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PKX assigned officially as IATA code for Beijing Daxing International Airport
Replies: 130
Views: 12251

Re: PKX assigned officially as IATA code for Beijing Daxing International Airport

Report confirm that MU have successfully fight for their right to continue operate their Shanghai - Beijing route out of PEK instead of PKX. As such the amount of slot they will get at PKX will decrease from 40% to 30%. And as an exchange, CA will use those slots to move some of their routes into P...

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by GCT64
Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PKX assigned officially as IATA code for Beijing Daxing International Airport
Replies: 130
Views: 12251

Re: PKX assigned officially as IATA code for Beijing Daxing International Airport

Report confirm that MU have successfully fight for their right to continue operate their Shanghai - Beijing route out of PEK instead of PKX. As such the amount of slot they will get at PKX will decrease from 40% to 30%. And as an exchange, CA will use those slots to move some of their routes into P...

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by GCT64
Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA A380 - will there be route proving flights?
Replies: 15
Views: 6211

Re: ANA A380 - will there be route proving flights?

jaybird wrote:
Anyone know when it's scheduled to leave HNL? According to FlightRadar24 it's still here in Honolulu.


It's just landed at NRT (2pm local time, Saturday), which I know as I'm sat here waiting for a flight and it just taxied past me!

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by GCT64
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OSM Aviation orders 60 all-electric planes
Replies: 55
Views: 5155

Re: OSM Aviation orders 60 all-electric planes

What are the specs of these aircraft? Can they compete with C172? Is it justified to call them Tesla of aircraft? Info here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bye_Aerospace_eFlyer_2 Some trainer, unless it is just for post-soloing... General characteristics Crew: one Capacity: one passenger My gas powe...

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by GCT64
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic posts another annual loss for 2018
Replies: 47
Views: 8600

Re: Virgin Atlantic posts another annual loss for 2018

JannEejit wrote:
Nothing to do with 787 engine issues and associated costs regarding leasing replacement aircraft then ?


Doesn't Rolls-Royce cover those costs?

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by GCT64
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Aerospace ATP/J61
Replies: 25
Views: 2931

Re: British Aerospace ATP/J61

Max Q wrote:
Is anyone still flying them ?
I seem to recall some were converted to freighters and used in Europe


West Atlantic are still using 15-20 ATPs (not sure of the exact number) as freighters.
There might also be a couple active in Kenya and a couple more in Indonesia.

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by GCT64
Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'Unusual' callsign
Replies: 8
Views: 2727

Re: 'Unusual' callsign

STLflyer wrote:
Soooo....how would ATC address this aircraft?
If that's what ATC sees on the radar, it seems like addressing it by anything else would cause confusion.


It's not what ATC sees, purely what is sent out on ADS-B. ATC matches a squawk to a callsign and that's what shown on the radar.

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by GCT64
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Virgin to launch LGW-JFK and BOS from 2020
Replies: 158
Views: 18997

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

I don't see how this is a block of B6. NYC/BOS-LON is a huge market. Adding an extra flight or two makes very little impact. This makes a big impact in a market that is overcapacity (especially Boston-London) with declining yields. I didn't write what I am quoted as saying above. Very bad editing o...

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by GCT64
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Virgin to launch LGW-JFK and BOS from 2020
Replies: 158
Views: 18997

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

So for BOS-LHR: DL has gone from B763 (W18), to A332 (S19), to B764 (W19). They're definitely ramping up capacity & service. I was on the A332 LHR-BOS on Monday and it appeared to be completely full.

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by GCT64
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?
Replies: 188
Views: 20898

Re: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?

I am from Europe and I can't remember the last time I used a bus to get to the airplane. That doesn't mean it doesn't happen though :-) I used bus / stairs combo for both departure and arrival yesterday (in Europe). Yeah but is it that common? LTN handled 16M+ pax last year without any jetways (you...

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by GCT64
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?
Replies: 188
Views: 20898

Re: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?

IWMBH wrote:
I am from Europe and I can't remember the last time I used a bus to get to the airplane.


That doesn't mean it doesn't happen though :-) I used bus / stairs combo for both departure and arrival yesterday (in Europe).

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by GCT64
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year
Replies: 211
Views: 34862

Re: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year

I don't disagree with that assessment, but LH Group has no 737s among any of their brands. That's why I made the observation. That's not totally true: Eurowings is currently operating 7(?) 738s (ex-AB aircraft) Also don´t forget Sun Express which is also owned by LH. I thought Sun Express was a JV ...

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by GCT64
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year
Replies: 211
Views: 34862

Re: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year

... but LH seems to be committed to AB for both NBs and WBs. Not too many carriers in the 500+ airplanes' league seem to "commit to" one singular manufacturer only. I don't disagree with that assessment, but LH Group has no 737s among any of their brands. That's why I made the observation...

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by GCT64
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inner city airline terminals
Replies: 25
Views: 2633

Re: Inner city airline terminals

The best bit about the HK airport express is checking in your bags downtown after a full day's work, then going to LKF for beers until about 9:30pm and still being able to catch the 11:45pm BA or the midnight CX flights to London :-)

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by GCT64
Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic’s Northeast Asian routes
Replies: 37
Views: 6103

Re: Virgin Atlantic’s Northeast Asian routes

Who are the main customer group that feeds VS’ only two Northeast Asian destinations (HKG and PVG)? Local business O&D from both sides? Plus, how come VS’ LHR-HKG and LHR-PVG have still been in serivce but not LHR-TYO? Most of the previous answers went somewhat "off piste". I believe ...

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by GCT64
Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA plane flies to Scotland by mistake, should have been Germany
Replies: 115
Views: 24004

Re: BA plane flies to Scotland by mistake, should have been Germany

Does indeed appear to be correct, this morning's BA3271 op by WDL's BAe146 D-AMGL went from LCY to EDI not to DUS :shock:

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by GCT64
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando suing MLB over name
Replies: 48
Views: 6725

Re: Orlando suing MLB over name

Granted, MLB is 90-minutes to 2-hour drive from Orlando's attractions, but I really don't see anything wrong with marketing it as central to Orlando... I've done the drive, and it was even less than that--1:00 to 1:15. With all the lines and stuff at MCO, it might actually be quicker to go into MLB...

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by GCT64
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why did Delta retire NWA's 747-200F?
Replies: 22
Views: 3611

Re: Why did Delta retire NWA's 747-200F?

DENTK wrote:
How many 747-200s are flying today? (this is a rhetorical question)


Right now: 1 (N787RR - out of TUS)

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by GCT64
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Obscure airlines chartered for 737 Max grounding
Replies: 53
Views: 11363

Re: Obscure airlines chartered for 737 Max grounding

LOT's WAW-LHR flights seem to have switched to a variety of E195,B734,B738 mostly from the LOT fleet but also from Go2Sky as mentioned above.

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by GCT64
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 705174

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Interesting, by the way, that TUIfly has its first 737 MAX8 ready for immediate delivery to Germany at Boeing. Will be interesting to see if they keep in the US or circumvent UK airspace (unless the German CAA pulls the plug, of course). I believe they can ferry it empty to Germany through UK airsp...

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by GCT64
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 705174

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

It probably has been mentioned here, but anyway: Does a national ban mean a ban on operating the aircraft by national carriers anywhere in the world + a ban on operating the aircraft to/from said country - or does it also cover crossing that countries airspace without actually taking off or touchin...

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by GCT64
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 705174

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

UK Bans 737 MAX 8s from UK airspace ... ‏ Just in via Twitter : @ReutersUK 7m7 minutes ago JUST IN: UK Civil Aviation Authority has issued instructions to stop any Boeing 737 MAX 8 commercial passenger flights arriving, departing or overflying UK airspace It doesn't appear to be immediately applied...

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by GCT64
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 705174

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

The UK Civil Aviation Authority has issued instructions to stop any commercial passenger flights from any operator arriving, departing or overflying UK airspace. https://www.caa.co.uk/News/Boeing-737-MAX-Aircraft/ Currently 3 737MAXs in UK airspace, 2 from FI: BRU-KEF and LGW-KEF, one from TK is on...

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by GCT64
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 705174

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

It doesn't really matter what the facts are the Public Perception (is reality See: SW has the cheapest fares) liability can potentially cost an airline hundreds of millions in the sort term. Better to eat 20-50 million now which you may quickly regain with public goodwill. And heaven forbid another...

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by GCT64
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 58 Returning to BOS
Replies: 3
Views: 4015

Re: Delta 58 Returning to BOS

I'm on DL58 next week, I could do without experiencing a non-stop roundtrip to Newfoundland and back to BOS :-)

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by GCT64
Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CN3 together with HO battling over traffic rights over PVG-LON
Replies: 6
Views: 1573

Re: CN3 together with HO battling over traffic rights over PVG-LON

I'm confused now, I thought Juneyao had announced it was starting ops PVG-LHR. Has HO actually been confirmed or could it end up being CA or CZ?

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by GCT64
Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A321T BOS-LAX
Replies: 36
Views: 7281

Re: American A321T BOS-LAX

I'd guess it has more to do with fleet utilization than actually wanting to provide a premium product on such a short segment. BOS is probably the highest-yielding destination within a certain distance from JFK that allows for quick turns between transcons. Secondarily it might be to provide some p...

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by GCT64
Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STN runway closed after runway incident
Replies: 8
Views: 4157

Re: STN runway closed after runway incident

Compared with some recent incidents where it was commented on, it looks like pax didn't take their bags with them during evacuation, which is good.

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by GCT64
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Juneyao Air unveils livery/interior for its 1st B787 due for delivery mid-Oct, mulling interc’l routes from Shanghai
Replies: 29
Views: 8879

Re: Juneyao Air unveils livery/interior for its 1st B787 due for delivery mid-Oct, mulling interc’l routes from Shanghai

PVG-LON, 3x weekly, July 2019 - wasn't expecting that. I wonder which London airport it will be. Flights London-China are already pretty cheap (considering the distances involved), this is going to bring even more price pressure into the market. Indeed, I wonder if another upping of frequency on PV...

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by GCT64
Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Juneyao Air unveils livery/interior for its 1st B787 due for delivery mid-Oct, mulling interc’l routes from Shanghai
Replies: 29
Views: 8879

Re: Juneyao Air unveils livery/interior for its 1st B787 due for delivery mid-Oct, mulling interc’l routes from Shanghai

PVG-LON, 3x weekly, July 2019 - wasn't expecting that. I wonder which London airport it will be. Flights London-China are already pretty cheap (considering the distances involved), this is going to bring even more price pressure into the market.

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by GCT64
Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swift Air to expand College Sports Travel service
Replies: 28
Views: 2476

Re: Swift Air to expand College Sports Travel service

The 767s don't seem to do much flying, and what they do fly seems largely confined to MIA/JFK-CCS/MAR.

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by GCT64
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus New Economy Seat Prototype
Replies: 67
Views: 9286

Re: Airbus New Economy Seat Prototype

Do you have any photos of the new Jet2 seats? https://www.flickr.com/photos/stevenbrandist/14781374831 I think these are the ones that are being referred to. The comments say "This Jet2 Airbus has the latest seats fitted to it......" -- the pictures clearly show a 738 :banghead: Yet more ...

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by GCT64
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shenzhen taking off as an intercontinental hub for Hainan Airlines as new longhauls keep growing from SZX on HU
Replies: 4
Views: 1322

Re: Shenzhen taking off as an intercontinental hub for Hainan Airlines as new longhauls keep growing from SZX on HU

Unfortunately, SZX is still not part of the transit visa on arrival program, so any stopiver pax ex Europe or Australia need to get a Chinese visa in advance- that's AUD110 that needs to be added onto the fare. I hear contradictory info on Intl to Intl transfers at SZX in that pax may need to forma...

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by GCT64
Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: (London) Luton Airport Reveal Plans to Expand from 18 million to 32 million passengers!
Replies: 19
Views: 3702

Re: (London) Luton Airport Reveal Plans to Expand from 18 million to 32 million passengers!

Wow, talk about cramming as much as possible in a limited space. I really can't believe that 32M pax off a short single runway on a constrained site is the best we can come up with in SE England. Surely a 2nd runway at STN and expansion there would be much better use of money?

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