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by Andy33
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Flybe have a future?
Replies: 53
Views: 5316

Re: Does Flybe have a future?

Could Flybe be bought out and fly under the BA Cityflyer umbrella with them making moves back into regional markets couldn't they in theory operate in the regions again but with lower costs. The backing of IAG could do wonders for BE. The codeshare and feeder service that BE provide for regional Ai...

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by Andy33
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet A319s out of storage
Replies: 17
Views: 6853

Re: Easyjet A319s out of storage

SST757, With Easyjet the largest operator of the A319 and rotating the type out of the fleet, everyone is bottom feeding and buying at just above scrap pricing:. G4, UA, and I believe AA. Sharklets pretty much doomed the A319 market. The A320NEO with the SHARP kit did the rest. Lightsaber What amus...

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by Andy33
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Flybe have a future?
Replies: 53
Views: 5316

Re: Does Flybe have a future?

Wouldn't U2 be interested in those slots? If they really wanted them, they could already have had them, by applying to the slot controller for the remedy slots before Virgin Little Red, and then later Flybe, did. So twice they've shown no interest in the slots with the restrictions they currently h...

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by Andy33
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Flybe have a future?
Replies: 53
Views: 5316

Re: Does Flybe have a future?

Once those slots become tradeable couldn't they just be traded with another European airline with no intention of providing anything other than flights between LHR and other European airports? Like with AF/KLM CDG and AMS slots? Oh yes, they could. But KLM wouldn't be interested as there's a shorta...

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by Andy33
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Flybe have a future?
Replies: 53
Views: 5316

Re: Does Flybe have a future?

I think BE should pull off LHR - EDI/ABZ and leave that to BA and instead use their LHR slots to feed in from places in the UK not served from LHR, like JER/GCI/NQY/LPL/MME. I've seen this discussed on here before. The slots are linked to certain cities for a time restricted period (18 months? 24 m...

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by Andy33
Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did NZ cut HKG-LHR-HKG/LAX-FRA-LAX?
Replies: 21
Views: 3208

Re: Why did NZ cut HKG-LHR-HKG/LAX-FRA-LAX?

Heard that they plan to restart flights to FRA. Wonder if they will restart HKG-LHR-HKG again Doesn't that depend to some extent on whether NZ still owns the LHR slot pair that was used for it? If it still belongs to NZ but has been leased to another airline. presumably CX in this case, then does t...

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by Andy33
Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates
Replies: 312
Views: 25661

Re: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates

I certainly agree that DAL is incredibly unlikely to get another 50 gates. But those who think this is because it can't work with just 2 runways should perhaps ask the folk at LGW how they manage with around 80 gates (plus around 50 remote stands) and a single runway. Now OK, there is a taxiway that...

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by Andy33
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no direct flights between Liverpool and London?
Replies: 52
Views: 7008

Re: Why no direct flights between Liverpool and London?

A quick check suggests that 69 different cities/resorts are served non stop from Liverpool Airport in high summer this year (and Belfast and Warsaw even manage flights to both their airports). That is way, way more than was ever the case last time Liverpool had London flights. If Ryanair or Easyjet ...

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by Andy33
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no direct flights between Liverpool and London?
Replies: 52
Views: 7008

Re: Why no direct flights between Liverpool and London?

There are no flights from LPL - LHR because British Midland gave up on the city and moved the route to Manchester, using the Liverpool flight numbers, pure and simple. It was a complete betrayal of a large and loyal following in the Merseyside catchment area. Michael Bishop was obsessed with compet...

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by Andy33
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough International Airshow 2018 Potential Orders
Replies: 81
Views: 10752

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018 Potential Orders

There are only 36 747s left, and a mix of A35Ks and 787-10s is already on order for delivery 2019-2022 to replace all but 12. So the "massive order" won't be more than 12 at best, and as the last BA 744 leaves in February 2024, effectively all of them will have to be delivered in 2023. No...

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by Andy33
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011
Replies: 225
Views: 12041

Re: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011

Larger Greek island airports, such as RHO, have no bridges at all, not surprising in places where the traffic is very seasonal indeed. But they regularly see charter flights several times a week from Russia on 744s, and inevitably have to use stairs. Rossiya has most flights these days. Someone ment...

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by Andy33
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough International Airshow 2018 Potential Orders
Replies: 81
Views: 10752

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018 Potential Orders

British Airways - putting in a massive order for the 777-9 to replace outstanding 747s. Massive order to replace 747s? Come on, in many many threads posters have explained that: British Airways no longer places orders, it is their parent company IAG that does, and then allocates them to individual ...

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by Andy33
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How long does it take to scrap an aircraft?
Replies: 7
Views: 1797

Re: How long does it take to scrap an aircraft?

Wouldn't it depend on the amount of parts that are intended to be reused and so need to be removed carefully and documented? Some quite modern aircraft of unfashionable models (A318 is an example) are dismantled for parts that are common to other models and that would need to be done slowly to avoid...

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by Andy33
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG and the A350
Replies: 49
Views: 9644

Re: IAG and the A350

In 2024, when the 747 and 767 will be gone, BA widebody fleet will be at least : - 18 A351 - 12 A388 - 43 77E - 15 77W - 12 788 - 18 789 - 12 781 The next aircraft to go will be the 43 77E. That means an RFP between A359 and 789/10. All of them possible since IAG will already be operating all 3 typ...

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by Andy33
Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG and the A350
Replies: 49
Views: 9644

Re: IAG and the A350

I would not be surprised that BA is trying to get better pricing for the A350XWB-1000 by threatening to get the 777-9. BA may want the A350K--possibly another 25-30 planes--to replace the 747-400 completely. They already have 18 A350-1000 on firm order to start delivery next year, and these are pub...

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by Andy33
Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG and the A350
Replies: 49
Views: 9644

Re: IAG and the A350

I really do not think Aer Lingus take the A359s are very large for their operations, in that case I prefer to see Aer Lingus with Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners and I hope they order more Airbus A321LRneo for more routes in Canada and the United States While nothing is impossible, why would IAG want EI, ...

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by Andy33
Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways aircraft parked at LHR T5
Replies: 14
Views: 4375

Re: Qatar Airways aircraft parked at LHR T5

How is it that Qatar has so much spare capacity? Didn’t they just recently lend BA a bucketload of A320’s and A319’s? Much of the airspace surrounding Qatar is still closed to Qatar Airways as the UAE and Saudi Arabia try to pressurise Qatar into following a different foreign policy, without conspi...

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AZa346 wrote:
what routes do they operate??


VTORD wrote:
QR is leasing 3 A330 to BA for June - August. Planned destinations: DEL, KWI, MCT
https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... gust-2018/

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by Andy33
Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways aircraft parked at LHR T5
Replies: 14
Views: 4375

Re: Qatar Airways aircraft parked at LHR T5

It would have to be Qatar crew, being as BA has no A330s so none of their crew will be current on them even if they've flown them in previous jobs.

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by Andy33
Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Level moving flight from OAK to SFO?
Replies: 54
Views: 6660

Re: Level moving flight from OAK to SFO?

Makes sense for IAG to consolidate operations @ SFO. With BA leaving OAK at the end of the summer, it really makes no sense to keep the OAK station open for 2 weekly LEVEL flights. There is no OAK station in the sense you mean. All ground staff are from ground handling contractors, and the BA Stati...

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by Andy33
Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Level moving flight from OAK to SFO?
Replies: 54
Views: 6660

Re: Level moving flight from OAK to SFO?

Makes sense for IAG to consolidate operations @ SFO. With BA leaving OAK at the end of the summer, it really makes no sense to keep the OAK station open for 2 weekly LEVEL flights. There is no OAK station in the sense you mean. All ground staff are from ground handling contractors, and the BA Stati...

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by Andy33
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian announces MAD-FLL
Replies: 49
Views: 5451

Re: Norwegian announces MAD-FLL

British Airways needs new replacement for the B777 soon almost 20 years. That's not what they think, they intend them to have a 30 year life and have announced this to their shareholders, and there's a refurb and reseating programme going on right now. So apart from the 3 non-ER 772s which they pla...

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by Andy33
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 767/A321 replacement
Replies: 42
Views: 10180

Re: BA 767/A321 replacement

BA have really reduced their flights to Amman and are using an a320 on the route. Beirut flights are still full and using an a321. Inaccurate. In the last 28 days the Amman flight has operated 27 times with an A321 in mid-haul configuration, and exactly once with an A320, probably as a last minute ...

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by Andy33
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress
Replies: 97
Views: 8901

Re: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress

I am really late to the 3rd runway convo. Where are they wanting to put it? I looked on a map and couldn't figure out the best place. Northwest of the current runwys. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-44357580 There's a plan a bit down the page. Basically you would end up razing two villages a...

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by Andy33
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA dropping Calgary effective October for winter sced.
Replies: 53
Views: 9912

Re: BA dropping Calgary effective October for winter sced.

Really really sad :( especially, as I know BA North-American groundstaff have been in a battle to retain their jobs. Does BA really have ground staff of its own at Calgary, other than perhaps a Station Manager? For one flight a day, unless they also contract-handle some other airline, surely this w...

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by Andy33
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 767/A321 replacement
Replies: 42
Views: 10180

Re: BA 767/A321 replacement

There are even registrations allocated for the first six A321neo - G-NEOP to NEOV.

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by Andy33
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is BA's strategy to hold market share at slot congested Heathrow?
Replies: 30
Views: 4033

Re: What is BA's strategy to hold market share at slot congested Heathrow?

seb76 wrote:
Based on that logic, BA should consider replacing the A320's with ATR's or CRJ's...

Embraers surely, that would allow commonality with the ones they already have.

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by Andy33
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is BA's strategy to hold market share at slot congested Heathrow?
Replies: 30
Views: 4033

Re: What is BA's strategy to hold market share at slot congested Heathrow?

I'm curious about where the A35K fits. 36 744 at the moment. Possible 779x from 2022/23? That's a long time for some of those 744 to be hanging around. So do we see some A35K replacing 744? And possibly another 6 or so A380 if the price is right? Or will the A35K primarily start replacing 772s (a c...

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by Andy33
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is BA's strategy to hold market share at slot congested Heathrow?
Replies: 30
Views: 4033

Re: What is BA's strategy to hold market share at slot congested Heathrow?

BA also has a large number of 777-200ER aircraft in need of replacing by 2025. You must have missed the official BA announcement to its shareholders in 2016 that the service life of the 777 fleet would be 30 years. There was just one 777-200 non-ER delivered in 1995 and so falling due for replaceme...

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by Andy33
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 767/A321 replacement
Replies: 42
Views: 10180

Re: BA 767/A321 replacement

I agree, and indeed A321neos start arriving later this year. Whether rutankrd thinks BA are A321neo candidates or not, BA themselves obviously think they are.

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by Andy33
Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Condor order the A321LR ?
Replies: 17
Views: 2060

Re: Woll Condor order the A321LR ?

There are no 752s left to be replaced - they've already gone. 753s still remain but spend a lot of their time on semi-charter flights from Germany to beach resorts around Europe, which don't require anything of a long-range nature as standard narrowbodies have ample range. Don't forget. Condor is pr...

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by Andy33
Tue May 29, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS to go all 744 from MAN W18/9.
Replies: 56
Views: 8523

Re: VS to go all 744 from MAN W18/9.

One would not think that as most traffic in and out of MAN is heavily tilted towards UK PoS - thus VS metal is the more prudent decision. That doesn't matter as all DL and VS flights are metal neutral. True, but I think that what winginit meant to say is that daily 752 service (which DL can offer f...

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by Andy33
Tue May 29, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook / Condor plans for new long range aicraft
Replies: 42
Views: 7585

Re: Thomas Cook / Condor plans for new long range aicraft

I know the CEO didn't include the 772ER as a possible option. Would Thomas Cook consider the 777? Is it to much aircraft in terms or capacity or operating costs preventing the purchase? Should SQ continue to retire their fleet would they be a possibility? Boeing isn't even building 772ER's at the m...

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by Andy33
Mon May 28, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much spare capacity do airlines have?
Replies: 4
Views: 1236

Re: How much spare capacity do airlines have?

There's no regulatory rules anywhere about airlines keeping a proportion of their fleet spare, as far as I know. It would be horrendously complex to administer if there were any, because quite often you don't just need a spare plane, you need a crew qualified to operate it .as well. Unless you have ...

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by Andy33
Sun May 27, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Crown Flights
Replies: 32
Views: 7751

Re: British Crown Flights

Again, the Queen is Head of State, not Head of Government. Doesn't get involved with crisis meetings, what she, and other family members deputising for her nowadays, does is attend formal gatherings of other heads of state, or make formal official visits when invited by other countries. The meetings...

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by Andy33
Sun May 27, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates
Replies: 312
Views: 25661

Re: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates

They don’t charge for carry-ons, that’s one possible reason. And they don’t charge for checked bags, which also takes time to load and unload. So Southwest probably has more carry on baggage and checked baggage to load compared to Ryanair. Also WN does not normally deplane from both front and rear ...

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by Andy33
Sat May 26, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates
Replies: 312
Views: 25661

Re: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates

Keep in mind that some of those flights are on 175 seat -800 series aircraft which require longer turn times than the 737-700. So WN might not be able to get as many flights/turns per gate as you think. Some -800 flights are turned in as short as 45 minutes, but that’s pushing it. And at a station ...

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by Andy33
Sat May 26, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 658
Views: 164152

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

What's the future of this airline then? Will they go bankrupt and some fleets would be transferred to Air Italy and other airlines if this airline stopped flying? The future of this airline is entirely in the hands of the Italian Government. It seems unlikely that it will be allowed to go bankrupt,...

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by Andy33
Sat May 26, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Crown Flights
Replies: 32
Views: 7751

Re: British Crown Flights

If the British Crown Royal were to fly across the Atlantic or elsewhere for that matter, would I be safe to say that BA would be the carrier and would and her immediate family and staff be the only passengers? Would there be a special call-sign akin to "Shepherd One" with AZ? What about d...

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by Andy33
Wed May 23, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could UK Government get a 787 / A350 ?
Replies: 69
Views: 6501

Re: Could UK Government get a 787 / A350 ?

The British Prime Minister typically takes British Airways. I think they should buy one or two official government A330's and a small fleet of Global 7000. I'm a British taxpayer. I think they shouldn't. Far more sensible to keep the hangers-on to a minimum and buy seats on commercial flights as re...

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by Andy33
Wed May 23, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could UK Government get a 787 / A350 ?
Replies: 69
Views: 6501

Re: Could UK Government get a 787 / A350 ?

Why not an A380, its GREAT Britain anyway. And will look amazing when flying over Garden Bridge before landing in Boris' Island: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garden_Bridge http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-24895965 How long before this guy is sacked and sent back to the nearest pub? Should also f...

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by Andy33
Wed May 23, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gary Kelly hints at WN BWI-Canada/Europe, codeshares
Replies: 39
Views: 4912

Re: Gary Kelly hints at WN BWI-Canada/Europe, codeshares

Does the DL-VS transatlantic joint venture agreement preclude the possibility of a WN-VS partnership? There are a few U.S. airports other than DL hubs or focus cities that are served by both WN and VS, including LAS, SFO, and IAD, and some additional connecting opportunities would exist if WN is ab...

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by Andy33
Wed May 23, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gary Kelly hints at WN BWI-Canada/Europe, codeshares
Replies: 39
Views: 4912

Re: Gary Kelly hints at WN BWI-Canada/Europe, codeshares

WN really needs to get going with codesharing, it may be one of the biggest untapped markets in aviation today. For me, it is incredibly frustrating that I cannot use WN to connect onto long haul carriers. This is unlikely to happen because of the AA jv, but BA would be a perfect codeshare for WN, ...

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by Andy33
Tue May 22, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Busiest airports without full length taxiways
Replies: 60
Views: 7752

Re: Busiest airports without full length taxiways

London City (LCY) has 4.5 million passengers a year and no full length taxiways.

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by Andy33
Tue May 22, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big airports without transfer passengers
Replies: 89
Views: 10298

Re: Big airports without transfer passengers

How many connections does STN get? I believe it's completely not set up for connections, but I imagine it must get some people connecting on low costs? Almost impossible to find out, because the airlines that use it don't sell connections across it. Anyone who does connect between two flights there...

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by Andy33
Sun May 20, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe to retire ERJ 195
Replies: 55
Views: 9251

Re: Flybe to retire ERJ 195

BA CITYFLYER might be interested in taking them off their hands? If they did it wont be for LCY, the 195 isn't certified They could use them to add capacity at STN and MAN. Well they could, except that there are no aircraft or crews based at either - STN and MAN flights use LCY aircraft that would ...

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by Andy33
Sun May 20, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Economy of Scales not applying to airports?
Replies: 25
Views: 2840

Re: Economy of Scales not applying to airports?

There's another difference between the US and the rest of the world. It is quite normal in the US for an airline to lease gates, own gates, or even an entire terminal. In the rest of the world this is very much the exception and almost everything is at least in theory common user. As a result you'd ...

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by Andy33
Sat May 19, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which airlines are on the waiting list to operate into Heathrow?
Replies: 40
Views: 8362

Re: Which airlines are on the waiting list to operate into Heathrow?

LHR incentivises airlines to fly bigger metal. ...how? Some of the fees are per aircraft, and don't have different scales for different size aircraft, or only two scales - one for widebodies and one for narrowbodies. As a result the cost per passenger is higher on a small aircraft than a large one....

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by Andy33
Thu May 17, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Spohr: OS to postpone long-haul fleet renewal
Replies: 78
Views: 10581

Re: LH Spohr: OS to postpone long-haul fleet renewal

Do all other bigger airlines already has modern Long Haul fleets nowdays? Or OS is the only one that still operates older Long Haul fleet? The BA 747s hold some age. They do. The oldest is 28 (but unlikely to last past this year) and the newest is 19. However unlike LH, IAG is allowing its subsidia...

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by Andy33
Wed May 16, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS to switch LAS to LHR in S19 ?
Replies: 36
Views: 6171

Re: VS to switch LAS to LHR in S19 ?

As I pointed out upthread, AF/KL actually own 30% of VS stock, so lack of Skyteam membership is irrelevant in their willingness/ability to provide slots. AZ doesn't own any LHR slots anyway - they sold them all to EY to compensate for the funds EY injected unsuccessfully, and now lease 5 slot pairs ...

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