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by by738
Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: La Compagnie to acquire A321NEOs
Replies: 14
Views: 2570

Re: La Compagnie to acquire A321NEOs

Good for them, I thought they wete either going under or ripe for taking over. Will they need to be A321NeoLR?

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by by738
Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA regional British isles routes cuts
Replies: 122
Views: 14893

Re: UA regional British isles routes cuts

All the 737-900's in the world doesn't save United from the fact they need a true 757 replacement for these international routes where the 767/787 are too large but they can't operate with a 737. CO/UA really shot themselves in the foot with all this US-Europe 757 flying. But with some of them stil...

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by by738
Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA EWR-FCO Goes Year-Round
Replies: 23
Views: 4951

Re: UA EWR-FCO Goes Year-Round

Slightly OT but see GLA-EWR is going from year round to seasonal restarting S18. Carried decent loads most winters, so not sure thinking behind this, unless good old DY gets blamed. Loss of a prestigious NYC route is a big blow for GLA.

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by by738
Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOS-Europe routes from 1960s-1980s
Replies: 52
Views: 6488

Re: BOS-Europe routes from 1960s-1980s

None of these listed BOS -Scotland flights were in the 1980's or earlier ie GSM, BA etc and none in 80's from GLA.
The only BOS service to Scotland in the 80's were from PIK by NW

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by by738
Sat Jul 08, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic 747 replacement program for Gatwick Ops
Replies: 54
Views: 10522

Re: Virgin Atlantic 747 replacement program for Gatwick Ops

skipness1E wrote:
I really think you're wrong on this one.
I thought you were basing it on fact rather than surmising but happy to have seen up to date evidence to contrary which unfortunately is not for this forum.

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by by738
Sat Jul 08, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Current status of Sukhoi Superjet - especially at CityJet
Replies: 8
Views: 4026

Re: Current status of Sukhoi Superjet - especially at CityJet

Slightly OT , but I recently flew to BRU on a CityJet Brussels Airlines SSJ, quite pleasant flight (interior fittings, wall panels etc all a bit 'plasticky' but clean and fresh). Did notice the hardest landing both inbound and out so not if thats a quirk. A ground staff member said they are a bit of...

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by by738
Tue Jul 04, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic 747 replacement program for Gatwick Ops
Replies: 54
Views: 10522

Re: Virgin Atlantic 747 replacement program for Gatwick Ops

BA use Gatwick partly to allow LHR travellelrs to spend Avios on leisure flights to keep them loyal, hence the % of paid J vs. redeemed J is important. . To account for anything significant (in terms of aircraft layout and J class offering, I think that is a myth. Very few high accruing Avios'ers w...

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by by738
Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing '797' doesn't exist yet. One airline already says it wants it first
Replies: 68
Views: 18014

Re: Boeing '797' doesn't exist yet. One airline already says it wants it first

What is stopping the US3 from adopting similar models for the US to europe? Scale down the size of the planes leaving their hubs, segment them more, do more point to point from second-tier cities (DL is already doing this a bit), roll out a basic economy TATL product for those flights. I realize th...

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by by738
Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has AF axed LCY-PAR?
Replies: 24
Views: 3546

Re: Why has AF axed LCY-PAR?

goldorak wrote:
Samrnpage wrote:
Eurostar killed it off. Cheaper and only a little bit slower.

Eurostar was not cheaper than WX. Clearly the opposite.

Incorrect. Dependent on a multitude if variables...

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by by738
Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone know why Air France/HOP! are ending their GLA-CDG route?
Replies: 12
Views: 2822

Re: Anyone know why Air France/HOP! are ending their GLA-CDG route?

The overlap of useful AF network (particularly Euro, African and Westbound) and practical EK connections from DXB I would imagine are narrow.

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by by738
Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Ending PHL-LHR on March 23, 2018
Replies: 142
Views: 18899

Re: Delta Ending PHL-LHR on March 23, 2018

TheGeordielad wrote:
EDI don't you mean GLA because they do summer seasonal from there.

Delta didnt operate from GLA in 2016 (but did from EDI and do now but in 2017)

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by by738
Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX cabin noise levels?
Replies: 36
Views: 6661

Re: B737MAX cabin noise levels?

....doesnt mean noones flown on it

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by by738
Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone know why Air France/HOP! are ending their GLA-CDG route?
Replies: 12
Views: 2822

Re: Anyone know why Air France/HOP! are ending their GLA-CDG route?

illogical where its only about profits. It is logical to wish to promote inbound and outbound growth (which FR can provide). And as im sure you are aware often these (low cost and long haul connecting)are completely different /seperate markets. I would think it also logical to give the flying public...

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by by738
Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone know why Air France/HOP! are ending their GLA-CDG route?
Replies: 12
Views: 2822

Re: Anyone know why Air France/HOP! are ending their GLA-CDG route?

IMO they should have persisted longer and actually increased frequency. 2-3 times daily timed for connections would have been targetting a different market to EZY. They could have evened out the KL AF AMS frequency to increase capacity overall and stop everyone routing through the highly successful ...

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by by738
Sat Jun 17, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian looks to expand from SWF
Replies: 61
Views: 6814

Re: Norwegian looks to expand from SWF

aemoreira1981 wrote:
The first 738 flight had to have about 40 seats blocked. Would as 7M8 have needed to have those seats blocked?

No

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by by738
Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe has new franchise partner
Replies: 12
Views: 3722

Re: Flybe has new franchise partner

and competing on original LOG routes... will only end one way.

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by by738
Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 739max 2.0 Would the Max9 benefit by including the proposed Max10 initiatives?
Replies: 49
Views: 5285

Re: 739max 2.0 Would the Max9 benefit by including the proposed Max10 initiatives?

Telescoping landing gear sounds like a maintenance nightmare.....

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by by738
Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG's Level Inaugural Flight: BCN-LAX
Replies: 95
Views: 17558

Re: IAG's Level Inaugural Flight: BCN-LAX

which may be pointless if bring-along cabin tablets and laptops get banned...

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by by738
Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ugly Liveries?
Replies: 11
Views: 900

Re: Ugly Liveries?

From a personal point of view here are mine
NokScoot
Air AsiaX
FlyBe purple
Air Europa
BH Air Bulgaria

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by by738
Sun May 28, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development Thread
Replies: 245
Views: 53994

Re: MC-21 Development Thread

Watching the landing, maybe just the angle of video but does it look to have a bit of a tailstrike potential?

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by by738
Sun May 28, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Engineering Giants Jumbo Jet Strip Down
Replies: 4
Views: 2116

Re: Engineering Giants Jumbo Jet Strip Down

Yes a good program. Was first shown on BBC UK a few years back and has been repeated multiple times, infact was on BBC4 just the other night. Would be nice to have more of the same with such detail

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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: 1720

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: 2219

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: 75
Views: 25219

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: 145
Views: 18993

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: 7822

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: 2487

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: 6649

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: 6649

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: 2219

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: 2749

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: 1913

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: 11734

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: 4253

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: 4443

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: 238
Views: 37395

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: 5159

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: 5057

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: 6513

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: 8184

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: 12162

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: 6339

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: 2862

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: 3265

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: 24612

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: 24612

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: 74
Views: 5305

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: 9640

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: 5877

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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