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by Andy33
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic to join worldwide by easyjet at LGW
Replies: 23
Views: 5736

Re: Virgin Atlantic to join worldwide by easyjet at LGW

Transfer bags will normally be all loaded in the same hold/holds (depending on how many bags there are) for the convenience of baggage handlers at the connecting airport, so they don't have to be sorted onto different carts at the side of the plane. Some airlines use an additional "transfer&quo...

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by Andy33
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic to join worldwide by easyjet at LGW
Replies: 23
Views: 5736

Re: Virgin to join worldwide by easyjet

They are both north terminal so good location for it . I would imagine that they will add emirates soon as they park there too and emirates pax can spend sky rewards on easy flights A good bet would be to roll this out at MAN (I would be surprised if they aren't planning to do so). EZY's base at MA...

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by Andy33
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Differnence be U.S. and U.K. random secondary screening
Replies: 3
Views: 780

Re: Differnence be U.S. and U.K. random secondary screening

My only question is what do you do with the passenger designated for extra screening who makes it to the gate, just as the final boarding call is made, and the CSAs are about to start clearing the stand-by list? I know people who, if told that the door closes 10 minutes before departure time, will ...

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by Andy33
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic to join worldwide by easyjet at LGW
Replies: 23
Views: 5736

Re: Virgin to join worldwide by easyjet

Is there a link or something to explain what this is all about? The topic means nothing to be, a bit more meat on the bone of what this topic is all about would be much appreciated! Easyjet is a point-to-point airline, they don't interline, and they don't sell roundtrip tickets (though you can buy ...

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by Andy33
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic to join worldwide by easyjet at LGW
Replies: 23
Views: 5736

Re: Virgin to join worldwide by easyjet

I think the Gatwick connects deal is just a first step . In the future they are looking at a more seamless transfer system . The current model is to see how much interest there is without any expense or risk . If it’s financially worth it then they will invest to make it better. I think it’s doing ...

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by Andy33
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic to join worldwide by easyjet at LGW
Replies: 23
Views: 5736

Re: Virgin to join worldwide by easyjet

This really isn't as good a deal as it sounds. These are not real connections, because although Gatwick does have true international transfer facilities, the Worldwide package doesn't use them. Instead passengers have to cross the UK border, reclaim their baggage, redeposit it at the "Gatwick C...

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by Andy33
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Fleet Strategy by Manufacturer
Replies: 6
Views: 829

Re: Airline Fleet Strategy by Manufacturer

Or because neither manufacturer alone can deliver sufficient planes within the timescale required Or because the airline wants some specific feature in a proportion of its fleet that the other manufacturer doesn't offer - examples would be built in airstairs on the 737 chosen by Ryanair not availabl...

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by Andy33
Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways axes entire Hong Kong crew ahead of closure of base in city next month in Oct
Replies: 154
Views: 24504

Re: British Airways axes entire Hong Kong crew ahead of closure of base in city next month in Oct

Wow, this is absolutely ugly, at least the way it seems that it´s been done. Does anybody know if they were offered to be London based crew? For those younger and with no kids, partner, etc it would be at least fair... That would only even be possible if the crew members were UK/EU citizens or had ...

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by Andy33
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2018)
Replies: 236
Views: 36805

Re: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2018)

Is D-AZUA slated to be transferred to Azur Ukraine after Azur Germany shut down? Its sister frames were transferred and it's being stored in Turkey (it might be UR-AZE). As for N2767, it found another home with Weststar Aviation, and so despite being 31 years old, it's not dead yet! Also, Royal Fli...

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by Andy33
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Oldest 747 still flying
Replies: 12
Views: 3406

Re: Oldest 747 still flying

readytotaxi wrote:
RvA wrote:
BAs oldest I think turned 28 a few months ago.

They have two over 28yrs old active, G-BNLK & G-BNLN, G-BNLP will be 28 in December.


It appears likely that LK and LP will leave the fleet this year, so LP may not actually make it to her 28th birthday (delivered 17 December 1990).

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by Andy33
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What exactly is the point of Joon?
Replies: 30
Views: 5168

Re: What exactly is the point of Joon?

As I said, Joon is heading for strike. On august 24th, 3 of Joon's unions sent a letter to the CEO saying they will strike soon if the flight attendants don't get a raise asap. Defeats the whole purpose of creating Joon if they also again going to strike for higher wages. Joon should have had its A...

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by Andy33
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Diverted or stranded planes needing help
Replies: 24
Views: 4828

Re: Diverted or stranded planes needing help

It does of course depend on where the plane is diverted to, and what facilities exist there. Legacy airlines such as BA have a whole network of reciprocal maintenance assistance agreements. So if the captain has the luxury of choosing which airport to put down at, he/she will go for somewhere that i...

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by Andy33
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air adds MAD-BOS/EWR/YYZ
Replies: 59
Views: 6069

Re: Primera Air adds MAD-BOS/EWR/YYZ

no feed from anybody? maybe EZ? Do you mean Easyjet (EZ is SunAir of Denmark whose planes go nowhere near Madrid)? If so, they don't interline. They do have an arrangement of sorts with Norwegian at LGW, which isn't a true interline agreement but makes it even less likely they'd get involved with P...

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by Andy33
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air adds MAD-BOS/EWR/YYZ
Replies: 59
Views: 6069

Re: Primera Air adds MAD-BOS/EWR/YYZ

Given Primera's reputation for starting routes and then abandoning them within a few weeks, anyone like to bet on how long this lot last?

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by Andy33
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How will BA expand?
Replies: 37
Views: 5761

Re: How will BA expand?

Why expand if it will just dilute profit margins and yields. What profitable opportunities are they missing ? Geoff What they should focus on is negotiating a bilateral with the US that doesn't allow additional frequencies from places like EWR, ATL or IAD. You've lost me there. Countries negotiate ...

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by Andy33
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last BA 767 Flights
Replies: 25
Views: 6664

Re: Last BA 767 Flights

It is certainly true to say that the cabin interiors of BA's 5 remaining 767s are somewhere between tatty and extremely poor, depending on which plane you get. It is of course also true to say that they are being replaced (directly or indirectly) by brand new A320/321neos being added to the fleet. E...

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by Andy33
Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways to Resume Pakistan Flights - British High Commissioner
Replies: 107
Views: 23885

Re: British Airways to Resume Pakistan Flights - British High Commissioner

TheLion wrote:
And BA are not exactly private, being a publicly traded company, one which does in some way still represent the UK abroad, particularly as they fly our flag on their tail.

Nitpicking, but you cannot buy or sell shares in BA. You can of course trade in shares of BA's Spanish-registered owner IAG.

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by Andy33
Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How will BA expand?
Replies: 37
Views: 5761

Re: How will BA expand?

BA uses the flexibility in its fleet mix to match aircraft sizes to routes and obtain the best yield. So you could see any of 772ER, 77W, 788, 789, 787-10, A350-1000, and yes, possibly A380 if the airport can handle them. The bulk of the remaining 744s are to be replaced with A350-1000s and 787-10s ...

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by Andy33
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't BA order the B748?
Replies: 82
Views: 13967

Re: Why didn't BA order the B748?

What are your thoughts on BA ordering B748i`s before they close the line? If the price was worthwhile to both, couldn`t these cheap birds fill the void in their fleet that a failed deal for more A380 has left? I`d love to see the B747 series continue for the airline for a few more decades. Coupled ...

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by Andy33
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't BA order the B748?
Replies: 82
Views: 13967

Re: Why didn't BA order the B748?

So when BA starts retiring their 744 fleet in the next decade, the replacement for their JFK flights will probably be the 779? It must be frustrating for BA to see AF, LH, SQ and other airlines use the 380 at JFK while they can’t. Not for the majority of the fleet it won't be the 779. At the maximu...

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by Andy33
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A320neo registrations
Replies: 33
Views: 4449

Re: BA A320neo registrations

All cool but assumes no more than 26 of one variant right? Or do they move to TTO/TTP and so on? Just fyi, they already have a G-TTOB and TTOE for a pair of A320s. Yes they do. These originally belonged to BA franchise carrier GB Airways whose IATA code was GT for non-BA-numbered flights they made,...

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by Andy33
Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Confirms 767 Retirement Date
Replies: 83
Views: 15904

Re: American Airlines Confirms 767 Retirement Date

Well that's one more airline who won't be ordering 797/MOM planes as 767 replacements, then. Now this isn't bad news for Boeing at all - they are buying 787s instead, after all. It doesn't mean that AA will never order 797/MOM at all either, just that the 767 replacement part of the plane's mission...

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by Andy33
Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Confirms 767 Retirement Date
Replies: 83
Views: 15904

Re: American Airlines Confirms 767 Retirement Date

I don't know what the rules are in the US but as far as I know they don't have to compensate by law. EU carriers have to compensate the travellers for delays and cancellations by law, so I think they've to at least pay the travellers from the EU a certain amount. No compensation due here I believe....

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by Andy33
Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Confirms 767 Retirement Date
Replies: 83
Views: 15904

Re: American Airlines Confirms 767 Retirement Date

Well that's one more airline who won't be ordering 797/MOM planes as 767 replacements, then. Now this isn't bad news for Boeing at all - they are buying 787s instead, after all. It doesn't mean that AA will never order 797/MOM at all either, just that the 767 replacement part of the plane's mission ...

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by Andy33
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon
Replies: 218
Views: 43744

Re: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon

right now there are only 12 or so 744s without designated replacements, and this order is probably what will replace them. How do you count that? My count is 18: 36 744s in the fleet, 18 351s coming (351s have been explicitly presented by BA as 744s replacement). Or maybe you count the 78Js as 744s...

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by Andy33
Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: European airlines still with the 737
Replies: 14
Views: 1347

Re: European airlines still with the 737

Norwegian
KLM
TUI Group
Jet2

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by Andy33
Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could we see LCC becoming flying billboards?
Replies: 24
Views: 1933

Re: Could we see LCC becoming flying billboards?

I would think the reach for airborne ads is pretty low since the only people who would see them are people at the airport And at airports where passengers inside terminals don't have good views of the aircraft, and passengers board by jetbridge, not many people will see the planes close enough to r...

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by Andy33
Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon
Replies: 218
Views: 43744

Re: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon

Their fleet planning is so strange to me. Given the constraints on LHR, you'd think the 779/78J/789 combo would make the most sense. Yet that 35K order is there with the 788s going to LGW. I would think IAG would send all A350s to IB. Really curious what they do with EI. Do they get 339s? Or does E...

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by Andy33
Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Death of 747-400 Greatly Exaggerated
Replies: 129
Views: 19202

Re: Death of 747-400 Greatly Exaggerated

Soon BA will order the aircraft to replace the 744s. Most likely 779s or A35Ks. I personally believe the price BA would buy A380s is below Airbus cost. These are expensive aircraft to fly. The 744 is my personal favorite aircraft. But that has zero impact on the economics. I simply see few final he...

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by Andy33
Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Death of 747-400 Greatly Exaggerated
Replies: 129
Views: 19202

Re: Death of 747-400 Greatly Exaggerated

Umm... maybe I'm stupid here, but does it necessarily have to be the A380? In what sense is the 747-8i so much worse than the A380 that it would not be an option? That would surely do the same as the -400 model, and a lot cheaper to operate too. Not to mention the cool-factor on LHR-JFK. In what wa...

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by Andy33
Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Death of 747-400 Greatly Exaggerated
Replies: 129
Views: 19202

Re: Death of 747-400 Greatly Exaggerated

I have found something very interesting about the configuration of (most of) BA's 744s: In the most common version (including the ones assigned to the LHR-DEN route, which I'm flying in October), the World Traveller Plus (WT+) premium economy cabin is located in zone 2, sandwiched between first cla...

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by Andy33
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon
Replies: 218
Views: 43744

Re: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon

BA has 18 A350-1000 on order, but don't they have another 18 options for it? BA itself has hardly any options left for anything - just a handful of 787 and A380s left from pre-merger days. It is IAG that holds the options, so they can allocate planes to different fleets if market demand changes wit...

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by Andy33
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon
Replies: 218
Views: 43744

Re: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon

BA has 18 A350-1000 on order, but don't they have another 18 options for it? BA itself has hardly any options left for anything - just a handful of 787 and A380s left from pre-merger days. It is IAG that holds the options, so they can allocate planes to different fleets if market demand changes wit...

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by Andy33
Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon
Replies: 218
Views: 43744

Re: Britiah Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon

I wouldn't trust a rumour from a random pilot too much. Anyway, BA eventually needs to replace some 100 A320ceo, and have just initiated the 777-200 withdrawal with the recent order for 3x 777-300ER. For the 777-200ER, a mix of 787-9 on shorter flights, and A350-900s on the longer ones would make s...

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by Andy33
Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man in Tinkerbell dress ousted from Ryanair jet
Replies: 18
Views: 3271

Re: Man in Tinkerbell dress ousted from Ryanair jet

And of course the offending passenger and escorting police officer are nowhere near the runway, that's quite clearly part of the apron - probably a hard stand, as Ryanair don't use jetbridges if they can possibly avoid them.

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by Andy33
Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon
Replies: 218
Views: 43744

Re: Britiah Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon

First of all, any order will come from IAG, not BA. That's how the corporate structure works there. Then a "big order" would require a positive vote at a shareholder meeting to be confirmed. That's how the corporate governance works there. Smaller orders are within Board competence to deci...

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by Andy33
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas PER-LHR reporting extremely high load factors, now QF’s most profitable route
Replies: 145
Views: 27342

Re: Qantas PER-LHR reporting extremely high load factors, now QF’s most profitable route

planemanofnz wrote:
I thought I read that most of this flight was O&D in nature, and connections were minimal?

The LHR-PER continues to MEL and the PER-LHR starts at MEL, so pax to/from MEL probably aren't counted as connecting.

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by Andy33
Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's Kirby: Denver Getting Another United Euro Destination Soon
Replies: 131
Views: 16563

Re: United's Kirby: Denver Getting Another United Euro Destination Soon

EDI has a snowball's chance of being the new route. Realistically does anyone outside of the green shamrock, really think UA will devote a plane to this destination year round and especially from DEN? East coast yes, but as you head west, the number's of leprechauns get smaller. 1) FRA 2) CDG Green...

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by Andy33
Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why aren’t the low cost giants operating flights to Beirut?
Replies: 53
Views: 6473

Re: Why aren’t the low cost giants operating flights to Beirut?

Yes, and let's put the LCC thing to bed. It doesn't really matter how many tourists visit Lebanon as against Jordan, or how wealthy they are, or where they originate from. The beginning and end of the lack of European LCCs at Beirut is traffic rights. Jordan has signed up to allow any ECAA carrier t...

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by Andy33
Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help me understand codesharing...
Replies: 31
Views: 4639

Re: Help me understand codesharing...

Yes, but your next sentence commenced with the words "dodgier" which can infer the subject of the previous sentence was dodgy. Ambiguity aside, which OTA are you referring to- are you thinking of kiwi? The example I'm thinking of was Vayama. I doubt if Kiwi would have gone to the trouble ...

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by Andy33
Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help me understand codesharing...
Replies: 31
Views: 4639

Re: Help me understand codesharing...

and the very strange situation of German carrier Hahn Air, who have interline agreements with all sorts of unlikely airlines and make most of their money issuing tickets on other people's metal with none of their own flights involved. There's absolutely nothing dodgy about Hahn Air. The basically a...

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by Andy33
Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Death of 747-400 Greatly Exaggerated
Replies: 129
Views: 19202

Re: Death of 747-400 Greatly Exaggerated

In what way is the 747-8i an option at all? Boeing no longer make them, just the 748F as has been discussed here several times, and there are none on the second hand market. They don't make them because all 47 ordered have been delivered. But they still offer it as far as I know, should anyone be i...

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by Andy33
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Death of 747-400 Greatly Exaggerated
Replies: 129
Views: 19202

Re: Death of 747-400 Greatly Exaggerated

No wonder BA (IAG) is throwing its toys out of the pram about A380 prices.They need those 6 (and Airbus knows it).Mind you those Malaysian ones may come back on the market now their alternative project has bitten the dust. Who will be the last -400 user ?BA,LH or Qantas? Umm... maybe I'm stupid her...

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by Andy33
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help me understand codesharing...
Replies: 31
Views: 4639

Re: Help me understand codesharing...

Most certainly it does. There have been several cases recently where the passenger was denied boarding as a result of lacking a visa to reclaim and recheck baggage at the intermediate point. It would have worked if no baggage had been involved (or if the passenger hadn't needed a visa and sufficient...

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by Andy33
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help me understand codesharing...
Replies: 31
Views: 4639

Re: Help me understand codesharing...

There's also cargo interlining. And there are ticketing interline agreements that exist purely for mutual assistance in case of irrops - you can't book the two airlines on one ticket yourself; ones where the two airlines don't advertise the existence of interline tickets but they can be booked over ...

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by Andy33
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Death of 747-400 Greatly Exaggerated
Replies: 129
Views: 19202

Re: Death of 747-400 Greatly Exaggerated

readytotaxi wrote:
What about Virgin Atlantic, their ladies are lightly younger than BA, could see them going on a while lolnger if fuel prices stay calm.
( 8 active )


But the replacement planes have been ordered some time ago (A350s) and fuel prices are rising...

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by Andy33
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Death of 747-400 Greatly Exaggerated
Replies: 129
Views: 19202

Re: Death of 747-400 Greatly Exaggerated

With the way oil prices have gone in the last year or so BA and LH could well accelerate retirements. I can’t comment on other airlines but BA is highly unlikely. They know which frame is retiring in which month with all fleet plans and replacements sorted up until February 2024 when the last 747s ...

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by Andy33
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help me understand codesharing...
Replies: 31
Views: 4639

Re: Help me understand codesharing...

Can any airline if they both agree put each others code on their flights? For example could EK put it's codes on VS transatlantic or VS put it's code on EK far East or Australia flights. Or does the airline require route authority for a particular route before it could add it's code. There's no sim...

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by Andy33
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help me understand codesharing...
Replies: 31
Views: 4639

Re: Help me understand codesharing...

It also depends how the ticketing is handled and how well the reservation systems interface. Sometimes each airline selling a flight has a separate allocation of seats. As we know most airlines use a fare-bucket system so when all the seats at the cheapest price are booked, they start selling out of...

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by Andy33
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rare types 2019-2022
Replies: 24
Views: 2482

Re: Rare types 2019-2022

eamondzhang wrote:
TheEuphorian wrote:
the original 777-200
current operators: UA/BA/TG/JL/NH/CX
it will probably be gone by that time

Not for UA for sure, that will hang tough for a while; and probably won't for NH and JL (but that might change).

Michael

BA's three are due to be withdrawn in 2020.

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