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by by738
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta add daily EDI-BOS
Replies: 42
Views: 5975

Re: Delta add daily EDI-BOS

That 9-11am block on the apron and in terminal at EDI high summer is going to be mayhem, extension or not.

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by by738
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 180
Views: 19725

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

DL BOS-EDI 757 seasonal only S19

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by by738
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 180
Views: 19725

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

Mmm... lets see how long that lasts.

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by by738
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future Norwegian Long Haul flights
Replies: 33
Views: 4619

Re: Future Norwegian Long Haul flights

Could EDI - Florida on 787 work or EDI- YHM Toronto summer only?

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by by738
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possibility of Air Canada expansion in the UK?
Replies: 46
Views: 6327

Re: Possibility of Air Canada expansion in the UK?

I wonder why Air Canada Rouge started GLA after EDI rather than just expand there if its the bigger catch? The VFR historical links are literally a dying breed for Scotland /Canada links so im not buying that as the only ties. WestJet have investigated further routes at GLA and EDI but never any com...

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by by738
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 180
Views: 19725

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

https://www.scotsman.com/news/flybe-chi ... -1-4814687
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Flybe pretty scathing report on their relationship with EDI management 'appalling' Not the first time that concern has been raised.
Worrying when such a big UK customer offering potential expansion

https://www.scotsman.com/news/flybe-chi ... -1-4814687

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by by738
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways CEO threatens withdrawal from OneWorld Alliance
Replies: 55
Views: 12665

Re: Qatar Airways CEO threatens withdrawal from OneWorld Alliance

interesting, especially for the more regional QR routes eg in UK. The oneworld card holders will drop QR like a stone and shift back to BA via LHR. A lot of usual QR bluster I would imagine...

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by by738
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Glasgow Airport Thread
Replies: 16
Views: 1827

Re: Glasgow Airport Thread

xijiayu wrote:
With EDI continue to grow at nearly 10% annually, the gap between the two largest airports in Scotland is widening.

With all the political turmoil, fuel prices, Brexit, APD, potential local
inbound tourist tax, maybe we should start a similar thread to DUB thread with 'When will EDI bubble burst' ?

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by by738
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Glasgow Airport Thread
Replies: 16
Views: 1827

Re: Glasgow Airport Thread

GLA already has
LH Frankfurt and Munich
FR Madrid (hopefully to return)
Think may have even recently had Milan too

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by by738
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Loganair recieve 1st Embraer aircraft
Replies: 15
Views: 3112

Re: Loganair recieve 1st Embraer aircraft

Think they used a leased BAC 1-11 at one point too.

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by by738
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When did VS start operating from GLA and why did they choose GLA over EDI?
Replies: 14
Views: 2037

Re: When did VS start operating from GLA and why did they choose GLA over EDI?

The proportion of 'outbound leisure' has been always higher from GLA. These are essentially charter-esque type flights filled with Virgin Holidays customers. They number of inbound scheduled passengers with connections etc has slowly increased over the years. Previously 747 facilities were better at...

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by by738
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGW L1011 Timetable services
Replies: 76
Views: 6991

Re: LGW L1011 Timetable services

the old Summer Timetables publication?

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by by738
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 757 Fleet Replacement
Replies: 25
Views: 4997

Re: Jet2 757 Fleet Replacement

i dont think a small number of xmas charters will dictate the future fleet plans and so if they opted for 737-10 or A321 high capacity that neither could make over the Atlantic, im sure the xmas charters would just get quietly dropped. Their bulk income comes from high frequency pseudo charter Jet2 ...

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by by738
Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat A321neo LR's first destinations
Replies: 23
Views: 6839

Re: Air Transat A321neo LR's first destinations

Surprised they didnt start from YYZ. Something more modern for those still suffering the ageing A310's! Home base is YUL, likely all the support for the new aircraft will be there until more arrive and they can distribute support across the other main bases YYZ & YVR. Not to mention YUL had 5 o...

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by by738
Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat A321neo LR's first destinations
Replies: 23
Views: 6839

Re: Air Transat A321neo LR's first destinations

Surprised they didnt start from YYZ. Something more modern for those still suffering the ageing A310's!

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by by738
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGW L1011 Timetable services
Replies: 76
Views: 6991

Re: LGW L1011 Timetable services

Peach Air
Air Scandic
Air Ops

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by by738
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK's EDI flight not performing to expectation ?
Replies: 43
Views: 8380

Re: EK's EDI flight not performing to expectation ?

TC957 wrote:
Perhaps the lead-in time from the announcement of the service was a bit too short

How much longer would be reasonable though... it was announced in April almost 6 months ago.

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by by738
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK's EDI flight not performing to expectation ?
Replies: 43
Views: 8380

Re: EK's EDI flight not performing to expectation ?

Presumably service could affect the Hainan service for east/far east connections? Though not sure how many Chinese tourists transit through ME3 hubs

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by by738
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air bankruptcy
Replies: 185
Views: 35957

Re: Primera Air bankruptcy

Apart from some hiccups they had some good product reviews esp on their new A321s. Shame.

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by by738
Sun Sep 30, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat to serve Split during summer 2019
Replies: 38
Views: 3744

Re: Air Transat to serve Split during summer 2019

The YVR-GLA service is being dropped for S19 which frees a A330 on those days.
TS gone from 4 Canadian destinations from GLA to one remaining for S19. Another player on the 'Scotland' YVR run..?

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by by738
Sat Sep 29, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 111
Views: 21338

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

From what I understood from some who may be in the know, its a lot more of a subtle change, so no big eurowhites or 'leased-in' looks.

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by by738
Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK's EDI flight not performing to expectation ?
Replies: 43
Views: 8380

Re: EK's EDI flight not performing to expectation ?

Still not clear why reduction so early in a routes launch

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by by738
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 111
Views: 21338

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

Ive a feeling it will be something and nothing. eg tge BA Crest and white colour tone change or a subtle font change.
Wasnt the interchangeability more about core structural components eg specific model type/engine choice etc rather than the easily moveable interior configs?

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by by738
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stobart Air drops Southend - BUD, GLA, MAN, MXP, PRG, VIE. Anyone know why?
Replies: 23
Views: 4796

Re: Flybe drops Southend - Budapest, Glasgow, Manchester, Milan, Prague and Vienna. Anyone know why?

Still not convinced of 'London Southend' most domestic travellers dont buy it either. Its a small catchment niche route and was never going to 'set the heather alight'. Wish id placed that bet now...

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by by738
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian closing EDI base
Replies: 27
Views: 6537

Re: Norwegian closing EDI base

Im sure someone told me or I read somewhere that the North American 'hey day' of daily Scotland AC 747s/ Tristars, NW DC-10' AA 767/UA 767s, BA Tristars- the actual market /seat offering /capacity and take-up now compared to then is not hugely increased suggesting a rather finite market. Even recent...

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by by738
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian closing EDI base
Replies: 27
Views: 6537

Re: Norwegian closing EDI base

LAX SFO and LAS need huge volumes and longer range widebodies, the economics of which are not favourable in this scenario especially not daily. None of the current East coast mainline flights for connections run full even in high summer suggesting the demand for those routes just isnt there (or need...

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by by738
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK's EDI flight not performing to expectation ?
Replies: 43
Views: 8380

Re: EK's EDI flight not performing to expectation ?

If all due to pilot shortages (which is not really a new issue since launch of this particular service), its interesting to see why they choose to cut this new launch route (against significant compeition in a new market), rather than ease services established and maintained with multiple frequencie...

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by by738
Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK's EDI flight not performing to expectation ?
Replies: 43
Views: 8380

Re: EK's EDI flight not performing to expectation ?

Not been heavily advertised, effects of EY withdrawal unknown, strategic planning around A380 routes - EDI will do fine once embedded in. Though several colleagues knew nothing about route launch (which was announced over 5 months ago). It is interesting however the ridiculously cheap fares and AirM...

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by by738
Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 490
Views: 77386

Re: MAN news - 2018

I'd suggest it was loads/yields related....
If it was rammed and profitable theres no way it would be dropped
BOS is always quite marginal over the years

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by by738
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia route expansion?
Replies: 133
Views: 11074

Re: Philadelphia route expansion?

Should American opt to run a significant A321neo operation from Philadelphia, I think PHL-BRU/EDI/BHX/KEF would make sense. The EDI spotters are convinced JFK-EDI is switching (or in addition )to PHL-EDI. Im sure PHL-EDI was tried once and scrapped. BHX always seems a bit of a dead duck on transatl...

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by by738
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada prepares Rouge for ULCC competition
Replies: 55
Views: 8545

Re: Air Canada prepares Rouge for ULCC competition

is it true that a 20 year old A319 had the same fuel burn as a 5 year old? I thought there had been incremental improvements in various aspects of engine build and aircraft build/component and weight over a 15 year period?

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by by738
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New QR Route Thread
Replies: 24
Views: 3204

Re: New QR Route Thread

would be surprised to see Shannon

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by by738
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 30110

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

any updates on how Hainan doing on new China route. Downgraded frequency for winter then back to 4 times triangle routing still on smaller 788 for S19

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by by738
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Non-US BA Longhaul Destination?
Replies: 106
Views: 12067

Re: Next Non-US BA Longhaul Destination?

What happened to the title 'Non-US destination' ..... ;)

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by by738
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Non-US BA Longhaul Destination?
Replies: 106
Views: 12067

Re: Next Non-US BA Longhaul Destination?

Dont see anything in Africa or China for the forseeable tbh.
Islamabad I might go for.

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by by738
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TATL Announcements for 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 28365

Re: TATL Announcements for 2019

Seems GLA Delta being downgraded for S19 to domestic 757 with no lieflat biz class. Thats a disappointment as its the best 757 biz class on the market (compare with UA/AA). Think some other routes get these too? Don't they also send 757s to GLA? UA, DL and AA all use the same exact B/E Diamond off-...

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by by738
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese carriers catching London fever: MU launches PVG-LGW, CA ramps up PEK-LHR frequency
Replies: 22
Views: 3449

Re: Chinese carriers catching London fever: MU launches PVG-LGW, CA ramps up PEK-LHR frequency

Rich Chinese are not those profitably filling large Y cabins on increasing UK multi point frequencies, although 'rich' may be all relative...

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by by738
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TATL Announcements for 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 28365

Re: TATL Announcements for 2019

Seems GLA Delta being downgraded for S19 to domestic 757 with no lieflat biz class. Thats a disappointment as its the best 757 biz class on the market (compare with UA/AA). Think some other routes get these too?

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by by738
Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese carriers catching London fever: MU launches PVG-LGW, CA ramps up PEK-LHR frequency
Replies: 22
Views: 3449

Re: Chinese carriers catching London fever: MU launches PVG-LGW, CA ramps up PEK-LHR frequency

BA is non plussed because they know this is low yielding and the bubble will burst... would be my guess

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by by738
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 30110

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

richcandy wrote:
Is a Aer Lingus DUB-SIN service ever likely to happen?

Id say unlikely. Just seems to be out of their comfortzone and current template. A significant crew and aircraft frame commitment given length of sector.
But if DY can do long haul far east....

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by by738
Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 30110

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Im not so sure on EI LAS or PIT.
There most certainly is a degree of interaction between BA and EI. PIT I might think is too small a market.
BA has reduced LAS (along with others eg TCX). High summer (and high heat) at a push.

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by by738
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA line up at JFK photo.
Replies: 127
Views: 27505

Re: BA line up at JFK photo.

I think there were multiple FI 757s on the ground in GLA during the last major Icelandic volcanic eruption . Credit to original photographer
https://www.airplane-pictures.net/photo/86616/tf-fix-icelandair-boeing-757-300/

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by by738
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TATL Announcements for 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 28365

Re: TATL Announcements for 2019

What will WestJet be doing with their new 787s- will they be like for like replacements for old 767s or open up new TA routes? Quite big for any non LGW regional routes I would have thought but perhaps peak summer - if TS can do it to eg YYC.

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by by738
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA line up at JFK photo.
Replies: 127
Views: 27505

Re: BA line up at JFK photo.

Im slightly disappointed in that I thought there might have been images of far more BA on the ground at JFK at any one time eg during irrops or suchlike. Agree the VS arrivals at MCO seem more impressive

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by by738
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 280
Views: 36458

Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

as much as having a 4 class ex-SQ seating layout sounds great, I just wonder how long in 'pristine' condition it will last. Who is going to repair super expensive first class suites? Might be hard to source spares and there could be ductape eventually. I suppose on time it could be refitted to 2 cla...

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by by738
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air cancels all Birmingham operations
Replies: 21
Views: 5434

Re: Primera Air cancels all Birmingham operations

i blame a rushed, not fit for purpose, poorly arranged/planned set up.

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by by738
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Norwegian fly to Australia?
Replies: 33
Views: 5544

Re: Will Norwegian fly to Australia?

Mortyman wrote:
Is there any aircraft that can fly Scandinavia - Sydney nonstop with a full load ?

define full load...
Full dense low cost
Full 4 class low density
Full business class only eg SQ

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by by738
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TATL Announcements for 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 28365

Re: TATL Announcements for 2019

I presume no chance of aircraft upguages on any of the EDI UA or AA routes? Less likely on now single daily EWR given the pax shift to new IAD. AA JFK probably still not running anywhere near full (suspect DL outperforms) so doubt we'd see a up to an AA 763. Not sure they do a lot of small market in...

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by by738
Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 490
Views: 77386

Re: MAN news - 2018

... so STN longhaul dropped?

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