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by by738
Tue May 23, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Hainan to DUB & EDI
Replies: 11
Views: 1637

Re: Rumour: Hainan to DUB & EDI

I suppose a 'double drop' ultimately is a bit quicker than a one stop connection, but would have been more appealing if direct and depends if a long winded triangle routing. Suppose we need to see if this ever comes to fruition given all the other rumours over the past few years. Hainan have a reaso...

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by by738
Fri May 19, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Etihad Upgrade EDI to 787?
Replies: 15
Views: 2144

Re: When will Etihad Upgrade EDI to 787?

Thought you might be along soon to provide the counter-argumenent [list] Month --- QR --- EY Feb-17 --- 62% --- 82% Feb-16 --- 61% --- 76% Feb-15 --- 68% You betcha Saltire. Statistically analysing those monthly figures is more of a plataeu for QR than year on year growth. High premium seat use 'on...

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by by738
Thu May 18, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines to return first five A380s
Replies: 72
Views: 22466

Re: Singapore Airlines to return first five A380s

Cant see Malaysian being interested given they have their own to dump. Would be surprised if BA took these early models.

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by by738
Tue May 16, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde Why no 1st class?
Replies: 133
Views: 16542

Re: Concorde Why no 1st class?

.... which nobody would touch with a barge pole

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by by738
Tue May 16, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet to receive A321neo
Replies: 51
Views: 7473

Re: Easyjet to receive A321neo

interesting that they dumped the inherited A321 previously. Obviously things have changed since then

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by by738
Mon May 15, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When are BA retiring their final 747s? Mid-2020s?
Replies: 17
Views: 2400

Re: When are BA retiring their final 747s? Mid-2020s?

Mortyman wrote:
There is no way BA will order the B747-8I I guess ... ?

No. What does a 748 offer outwith their current plans?
I didnt think any of the BA 744s were leased.

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by by738
Mon May 15, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 joins the widebody club
Replies: 23
Views: 6536

Re: Jet2 joins the widebody club

Cancun and MCO next. (Speculation) Considering Thomson are pulling their long haul from STN after this summer there's going to be plenty of demand from there from 2018 (unless Thomas Cook decide to jump in their place of course :-) ). Trent. But if there was huge profitable lucrative demand, TOM wo...

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by by738
Sun May 14, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 joins the widebody club
Replies: 23
Views: 6536

Re: Jet2 joins the widebody club

Can only imagine its a bland generic interior?

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by by738
Thu May 11, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Etihad Upgrade EDI to 787?
Replies: 15
Views: 2144

Re: When will Etihad Upgrade EDI to 787?

Where are the figures showing 'high premium traffic' ? Their prices appear at the lower end of similar offerings.
Dont EY vary frequency and dont always support full daily service year round?
Outwith EY are QR still only getting around 2/3 loads ?

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by by738
Mon May 08, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomson Airways UK to scrap B757 on LGW - JSI routes?
Replies: 10
Views: 2672

Re: Thomson Airways UK to scrap B757 on LGW - JSI routes?

Arent TCX A321s payload restricted on those routes.
738's are dogs are they not in terms of runway performance

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by by738
Sat May 06, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook A330
Replies: 2
Views: 1864

Re: Thomas Cook A330

it hasnt been. it nightstopped for 48 hrs until full start of Summer schedule
G-VYGK.

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by by738
Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar airways new destinations
Replies: 52
Views: 11259

Re: Qatar airways new destinations

Thats a great coup for CWL. Dont think this has anything to do with BA Maintenance. Will be interesting to use EDI as a benchmark for QR smaller regional ops. 5 times per week 787? (although hopefully with routine loads a little higher), at least they wont have EY competing. Great for locals. CWL be...

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by by738
Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oldest 767s and other airliners still in service
Replies: 21
Views: 4110

Re: Oldest 767s and other airliners still in service

47 years old? wonder what insurance implications that frame must have. Would be fascinating to strip it down like a deep check to see the fatigue hotspots.
Must be an oil/fuel dog...

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by by738
Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Loganair / Flybe Cargo
Replies: 34
Views: 4355

Re: Loganair / Flybe Cargo

Wish theyd stuck to the original billboard titles. The actual painted one has much smaller titles (avoiding the windows) to the rear. Good have been much better advertising! Nice to see some tartan though and like the red engines.

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by by738
Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Cuts Flights to US
Replies: 237
Views: 36005

Re: Emirates Cuts Flights to US

Maybe more double drops to maximise eastbound capacity, GLA is due an expansion and could have BOS, JFK etc tag ons though perhaps BHX reduction might put paid to that

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by by738
Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways former Routes at Manchester
Replies: 30
Views: 5055

Re: British Airways former Routes at Manchester

Arion640 wrote:
Im led to believe 747's even went to MAN at some point. And BA did BHX and GLA (or was it EDI?) to the USA at some point?

BHX and GLA (not EDI) to various -JFK, EWR, BOS, YYZ

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by by738
Sun Apr 16, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ME3 average load factors to US hover around 75%
Replies: 21
Views: 4953

Re: ME3 average load factors to US hover around 75%

Its not unique to US. The QR flight to EDI barely has managed above 60% last few months and really only peaks at acceptable levels at height of summer. Bit as has been said flying 40% empty (im not sure if its even always daily) will not be the whole story.

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by by738
Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Route Progress
Replies: 27
Views: 6411

Re: British Airways Route Progress

Im presuming you got even more details from some in house posters in the BA FlyerTalk forum where you posted the same question. You seem very interested in this...

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by by738
Sun Apr 09, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian bookings are OPEN from SWF, BDL, PVD
Replies: 52
Views: 8022

Re: Norwegian bookings are OPEN from SWF, BDL, PVD

I can tell you that during the weekday afternoon and early evenings, 1 hour 20 minutes is the best case scenario for a bus. Now on saturdays and sundays, that's probably fine. Of course, that doesn't even factor in the time to get to 41st and 9th ave from somewhere in the city, get to the station a...

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by by738
Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA suspends LIM
Replies: 39
Views: 12098

Re: BA suspends LIM

As it was a bit of an oddball from the outset and obviously very cruise/leisure focussed perhaps any tour contracts were only for a year or have changed and BA are just adjusting (although I appreciate thats not what was being claimed in the article). If BA had launched a seasonal once weekly to Lim...

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by by738
Sat Apr 08, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737 turns 50 this Sunday!
Replies: 63
Views: 6206

Re: B737 turns 50 this Sunday!

What major technological differences can we think of between a 1969 737-100 and a 2017 Max?
Wonder what the most significant advance is?
Imagine the round dial cockpit with no LCD screens and things like TCAS etc

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by by738
Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could BA use pre-clearence at SNN from LHR?
Replies: 18
Views: 2818

Re: Could BA use pre-clearence at SNN from LHR?

ua900 wrote:
Most if not all of the pax already have Global Entry?.

They do? Its a relatively newer phenomenon for ex UK travellers and eveb more recently available to join in the UK. Id be surprised if at this stage all BA1 pax have it.

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by by738
Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA and the CS100 at LCY
Replies: 17
Views: 3222

Re: BA and the CS100 at LCY

I always wondered why BA didn't think of rerouting the flight via DUB which also offers US preclearance and especially given EI's presence at DUB. It would easily fill 2 dailies with LCY-JFK DUB-JFK and XXX-DUB-JFK traffic with tickets being sold on LCY-DUB only after XXX-DUB-JFK ticket has been so...

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by by738
Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to firm up 4 A380 options?
Replies: 114
Views: 24308

Re: BA to firm up 4 A380 options?

I might have said 67 pax for OAK for first few days (relative unknown cw SFO from secondary LGW instead of LHR, and at very start of season), will pick up im sure even if it is just a DY spoiler. Wonder if BA Hols will strategically switch travellers to this service for SF area.

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by by738
Sun Apr 02, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to firm up 4 A380 options?
Replies: 114
Views: 24308

Re: BA to firm up 4 A380 options?

Im not sure the current F suites are interchangeable. The A380 F suites are unique I think (albeit an evolution of current F seat). I think 787 F seats may be unique to that model too.

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by by738
Sun Mar 26, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Regional Connectivity Scheme - India
Replies: 72
Views: 4884

Re: Regional Connectivity Scheme - India

and more longhaul /Europe/Uk destinations in the pipeline also by all accounts. Will we ever see them?

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by by738
Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American to go mostly 787 ORD-Europe
Replies: 43
Views: 9334

Re: American to go mostly 787 ORD-Europe

ORD-GLA lasted many years with great Y loads and high cargo uplift, just less so in J. I would still think there would be room for a seasonal service with some OW and connection opportunities at the US end especially and would be a good legacy alternative to low cost DY offerings that only some type...

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by by738
Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oldest Commercial Planes flying in Europe?
Replies: 24
Views: 5663

Re: Oldest Commercial Planes flying in Europe?

Some BA 744s must be a fair age too...
Whats the definition of 'solidly built' I wonder...?

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by by738
Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern to start PVG-IAH
Replies: 65
Views: 8401

Re: China Eastern to start PVG-IAH

.... anyway, back to the proposed route to IAH a far bigger year round market.

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by by738
Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ICELAND: Low-fare airlines to Akureyri instead of Keflavík Airport in SS 17?
Replies: 32
Views: 5443

Re: ICELAND: Low-fare airlines to Akureyri instead of Keflavík Airport in SS 17?

As a smallish destination (rather than a transfer hub), I always wondered if the Iceland bubble would burst, theres only so many people who'll want to go and I dont get the feeling that people repeatedly return.

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by by738
Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern to start PVG-IAH
Replies: 65
Views: 8401

Re: China Eastern to start PVG-IAH

Looking at China Eastern on all the usual review sites, they dont really come out well in comparison to other carriers. Are the services mainly for inbound Chinese pax? cant see many Euro or US flyers picking them as first choice. How bad is their service? Is Shanghai mot a heavily delayed hub? What...

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by by738
Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Low Cost from BCN will be named "Level"
Replies: 184
Views: 21864

Re: IAG Low Cost from BCN will be named "Level"

" Dreadful", "Dull", "Boring".... do you honestly think they have not invested hugely in this and had some of the best PR and imaging departments behind this ? I know its not glitzy or jazzy, but I am sure they know what they are doing and will know a lot more about foc...

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by by738
Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY to Launch EDI-NYC (SWF?) in Summer 2017, No LGW-SWF?
Replies: 85
Views: 9994

Re: DY to Launch EDI-NYC (SWF?) in Summer 2017, No LGW-SWF?

mixing long haul and short haul, squeezing in Euro routes might be a recipe for delays...

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by by738
Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.
Replies: 596
Views: 62065

Re: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.

middle of market

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by by738
Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to cut short-haul at LGW, increase long-haul
Replies: 32
Views: 7011

Re: Norwegian to cut short-haul at LGW, increase long-haul

its not surely being suggested DY are for an inevitable Laker style collapse based on a couple of short haul reductions?

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by by738
Tue Feb 28, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Luton rumour
Replies: 73
Views: 13693

Re: JetBlue Luton rumour

Jetblue from Scotland to 'proper' BOS would be very welcome should this ever come to fruition, especially with all the codeshare/connection opportunities outwith massive P2P.
Roll on A321LR JetBlue orders!
Luton would be a funny choice for a LON gateway in my opinion.

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by by738
Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian bookings are OPEN from SWF, BDL, PVD
Replies: 52
Views: 8022

Re: Norwegian bookings are OPEN from SWF, BDL, PVD

Personally I think EDI-PVD will be a success and I'm glad they have opened the route, we're already looking at it for company business (our US HQ is about 1 hour from PVD, our UK business is about 20 mins from EDI). It will be, by a long way, the quickest way to get between our two sites and the fl...

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by by738
Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian bookings are OPEN from SWF, BDL, PVD
Replies: 52
Views: 8022

Re: Norwegian bookings are OPEN from SWF, BDL, PVD

Another Norwegian thread ?! Yes I agree, Ive a feeling these schedules will be subject to change.. and wont be the same next year.

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by by738
Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Variation of airport names on display boards
Replies: 55
Views: 4034

Re: Variation of airport names on display boards

If i remember rightly there was some agreement to change airport naming of some of the Spanish Canary Islands, ie Las Palmas LPA became Gran Canaria, and Arrecife ACE became Lanzarote.

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by by738
Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Cork-US flights will be confirmed in "days"
Replies: 92
Views: 10417

Re: Norwegian Cork-US flights will be confirmed in "days"

I hadnt realised these were more than seasonal. Mid winter to the back of beyond? Even mainline carriers ie UA struggle in the winter with significantly cut schedules (and they have all the additional connecting traffic and frequent fliers)
These winter flights will be the ones to watch...

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by by738
Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Cork-US flights will be confirmed in "days"
Replies: 92
Views: 10417

Re: Norwegian Cork-US flights will be confirmed in "days"

Yeah I really dont get these distant regional airport destinations, and the fare promotions are misleading to the average punter. Will be very interested to see the schedules the following year

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by by738
Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Cork-US flights will be confirmed in "days"
Replies: 92
Views: 10417

Re: Norwegian Cork-US flights will be confirmed in "days"

.... the EDI spotters will be along shortly! ;)

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by by738
Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Privilege Style 757 flying under BA code?
Replies: 8
Views: 2583

Re: Privilege Style 757 flying under BA code?

im sure there was lots on BA Source about it... 757 and 767

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by by738
Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA at MAN
Replies: 130
Views: 19524

Re: BA at MAN

In BA service anyway the 767s are not getting the necessary navigational equipment upgrades for transatlantic ops so thats a non starter.

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by by738
Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air Announces New London Luton Base
Replies: 26
Views: 4554

Re: Wizz Air Announces New London Luton Base

GLA has seem at least two route reductions

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by by738
Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air Announces New London Luton Base
Replies: 26
Views: 4554

Re: Wizz Air Announces New London Luton Base

intetesting some trimming of other Wizz UK capacity however...

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by by738
Sun Feb 12, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA at MAN
Replies: 130
Views: 19524

Re: BA at MAN

Although offering some economy, OpenSkies is marketed as Premium Economy/low Business Class, so unless they have (another) radical model shift, I cant see them pitching up at MAN, though the 757/767 size would be about right. Maybe all the chat of new terminals and lounges is a bit over ambitious gi...

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by by738
Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: IAG to purchase CS300?
Replies: 50
Views: 14730

Re: RUMOUR: IAG to purchase CS300?

And if true, Unless there is some queue jumping, im guessing deliveries wouldnt be for at least 2-3 years. Hasnt this rumour surfaced before with regard BALCY ops as a replacement for A318.

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by by738
Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't British Airways retain a LCC offshoot?
Replies: 35
Views: 5773

Re: Why didn't British Airways retain a LCC offshoot?

Fitlikemin wrote:
I don't remember Barbara Cassani 'making a pigs ear' of anything. As I recall she was very well respected during her stewardship of GO.

Agreed, and in a difficult environment at the time

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by by738
Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet announcement in Montreal
Replies: 43
Views: 8222

Re: WestJet announcement in Montreal

Id hope for some more long haul Europe (asumming the 767 fiasco hasnt put punters off !). MAN, GLA ex YUL

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