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by sevenair
Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seasonal LCC Flights Between Europe and Hawaii?
Replies: 35
Views: 2759

Re: Seasonal LCC Flights Between Europe and Hawaii?

It's a very niche route from what I can see. TBH there's little HNL has to offer that isn't available much closer to home. Yes, you'll get those going for the status or a genuine desire to visit but I doubt it's a sustainable route long term.

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by sevenair
Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New airline at City of Derry Airport?
Replies: 13
Views: 535

Re: New airline at City of Derry Airport?

By 'currently involved in a startup' you mean you've set up a Facebook page and uploaded a couple of generic logos. Reminds me of Victor Bassey's failed Q400 dream based out of Teesside. I'm sure it ended up with him doing porridge. Seriously, why does NI need a 'flag carrier'? Do most of the genera...

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by sevenair
Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horrible noise on A320's
Replies: 38
Views: 6483

Re: Horrible noise on A320's

If you work outside the airplane, the A320 family is much noisier. The equipment cooling fans and the AC packs are much noisier than the 737. Plus whatever that screaming thing is next to the fuel panel on some A320s. I don't understand people complaining about ground crew noise. They should be wea...

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by sevenair
Sun Aug 27, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horrible noise on A320's
Replies: 38
Views: 6483

Re: Horrible noise on A320's

I don't understand people complaining about ground crew noise. They should be wearing good ear protection. If not, then suspend them until they do

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by sevenair
Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow landing fee claim "not credible."
Replies: 13
Views: 3405

Re: Heathrow landing fee claim "not credible."

Another twist in the tale, this time from Sir Rod Eddington. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-41021414 "The former boss of British Airways, Sir Rod Eddington, says Heathrow's claims it will not raise landing charges to pay for a new runway are not credible. Sir Rod told the BBC it was "ve...

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by sevenair
Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: cabin crew to pilot
Replies: 14
Views: 1522

Re: cabin crew to pilot

Some airlines encourage it. easyJet have previously ran schemes for employees holding a CPL whereby they heavily subside the MCC and TR. It's not cabin crew specific, but many of those on the scheme have been cabin crew.

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by sevenair
Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA invents new airport. "San Francisco Oakland"
Replies: 101
Views: 13662

Re: BA invents new airport. "San Francisco Oakland"

If Cambridge, Oxford and Lydd can be 'London' then why can't Oakland be San Francisco. It's 2017 people, if an airport chooses to identify as San Francisco, then it's San Francisco.

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by sevenair
Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways to increase GIG to daily
Replies: 27
Views: 4066

Re: British Airways to increase GIG to daily

Some links http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3446494/Easyjet-boss-says-Brexit-end-era-cheap-flights.html https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/may/24/family-holidays-could-cost-more-after-brexit-pm-claims-falling-pound http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-3490062/Brexit-di...

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by sevenair
Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways to increase GIG to daily
Replies: 27
Views: 4066

Re: British Airways to increase GIG to daily

No, but we were promised that people would stop flying. So I just don't understand airlijesnincreasing services and the likes of TUI reporting increased passenger number and higher yields.

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by sevenair
Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways to increase GIG to daily
Replies: 27
Views: 4066

Re: British Airways to increase GIG to daily

All despite Brexit. I'm very surprised. Like we see with Orlando, it's strange UK airlines are committing to increasing frequencies and adding new routes given that in just 18 months all of these flights will stop.

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by sevenair
Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unchecked Airport Workers
Replies: 25
Views: 3364

Re: Unchecked Airport Workers

Agree with others; unrealistic and pointless. To have a badge you go through sufficient training and checks that you are a reasonably low threat. To have escort privledges you have additional training. There are holes to be sure, but statistically on par with TSA's screening efficacy. Hell, a speed...

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by sevenair
Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL strands 15-year-old child in Hartford
Replies: 112
Views: 9792

Re: UAL strands 15-year-old child in Hartford

Easy solution. Stop offering supervised service for minors. Too much risk of bad publicity.

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by sevenair
Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unchecked Airport Workers
Replies: 25
Views: 3364

Re: Unchecked Airport Workers

You'd be surprised that the flight crews that are flying your aircraft and working your flight aren't checked either. They do go through a security checkpoint and have their identity verified and are subject to random searches. But a majority enter though the checkpoint and can walk though without ...

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by sevenair
Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unchecked Airport Workers
Replies: 25
Views: 3364

Unchecked Airport Workers

Given that it is highly likely that MetroJet and Daalo were bombed by devices being put on as part of an inside job, I'm interested to learn more. I was horrified to learn that in Sydney, staff working below the wing are not subject to security searches although I've heard mixed stories. I understan...

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by sevenair
Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: In 2019, Ryanair will introduce new Zodiac seats, improving legroom
Replies: 55
Views: 7159

Re: In 2019, Ryanair will introduce new Zodiac seats, improving legroom

Ryanair's 737 MAX will be delivered in the 737-200 variant. This variant is the same size as the 737-8, but with a extra full size exit door. This raises the exit limit from 189 to 197+. Only Ryanair has ordered the 737 MAX 200. Any space saved by replacing the rear gallery with two toilets is lost...

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by sevenair
Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French airport worker punches British EasyJet passenger in the face
Replies: 71
Views: 10862

Re: French airport worker punches British EasyJet passenger in the face

Indeed. And hate, xenophobia and racism are really not NICE at all.

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by sevenair
Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French airport worker punches British EasyJet passenger in the face
Replies: 71
Views: 10862

Re: French airport worker punches British EasyJet passenger in the face

Given how British passengers generally behave, the guy probably deserved it! Interesting generalisation of an entire country. Funny how I was recently criticised because I said that I found a person in a safety video to be annoying. I was chastised just because he happened to be Muslim and people f...

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by sevenair
Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French airport worker punches British EasyJet passenger in the face
Replies: 71
Views: 10862

Re: French airport worker punches British EasyJet passenger in the face

To be fair I think we've given others plenty to laugh about, so let them. It wont affect your life. Stiff upper lip and all that old boy. That's crap! If you sit there and take it, you'll just get more of it. I'd say that this just more of a reason for Brexit. Who needs this garbage? The Anglospher...

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by sevenair
Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French airport worker punches British EasyJet passenger in the face
Replies: 71
Views: 10862

Re: French airport worker punches British EasyJet passenger in the face

Could you explain what we've done that is so funny. Actions of a few does not excuse racismor xenophobia to the many. Not all Muslims are terrorists yet almost all terrorists are Muslim. You wouldn't allow an entire religion to be demonised because of the actions of a few so why is it ok for anti B...

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by sevenair
Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French airport worker punches British EasyJet passenger in the face
Replies: 71
Views: 10862

Re: French airport worker punches British EasyJet passenger in the face

Yet it's ok to make dereogatory and xenophobic comments about the UK? To be fair I think we've given others plenty to laugh about, so let them. It wont affect your life. Stiff upper lip and all that old boy. Could you explain what we've done that is so funny. Actions of a few does not excuse racism...

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by sevenair
Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French airport worker punches British EasyJet passenger in the face
Replies: 71
Views: 10862

Re: French airport worker punches British EasyJet passenger in the face

Funny how I was recently criticised because I said that I found a person in a safety video to be annoying. I was chastised just because he happened to be Muslim and people found it uncomfortable that I was criticising him despite ZERO of my critique being on the grounds of race. "affiliated re...

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by sevenair
Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French airport worker punches British EasyJet passenger in the face
Replies: 71
Views: 10862

Re: French airport worker punches British EasyJet passenger in the face

Given how British passengers generally behave, the guy probably deserved it! Interesting generalisation of an entire country. Funny how I was recently criticised because I said that I found a person in a safety video to be annoying. I was chastised just because he happened to be Muslim and people f...

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by sevenair
Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA releases worst safety video ever?
Replies: 115
Views: 12938

Re: BA releases worst safety video ever?

I've no idea who the character is. It's certainly not a common accent where I come from neither. May I ask why it's uncomfortable that people are discussing that particular character? I can't say why anyone else experiences discomfort, but personally, he makes me cringe a little, because of his sli...

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by sevenair
Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA releases worst safety video ever?
Replies: 115
Views: 12938

Re: BA releases worst safety video ever?

I've no idea who the character is. It's certainly not a common accent where I come from neither. May I ask why it's uncomfortable that people are discussing that particular character? Given that connections make up a good proportion of BA flying, I'd say most of this video will go over the heads of ...

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by sevenair
Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA releases worst safety video ever?
Replies: 115
Views: 12938

Re: BA releases worst safety video ever?

It wouldn't be so bad, but I find the accent of the 'presenter' to be annoying and find him obnoxious.

I don't think many from overseas nor many under the age of 30 would get the AbFab references.

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by sevenair
Sat Jul 22, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Jet2 introduced a fee to ‘guarantee’ that cabin baggage does not go the hold
Replies: 11
Views: 1560

Re: Jet2 introduced a fee to ‘guarantee’ that cabin baggage does not go the hold

It's an optional fee no different to priority boarding. It's guaranteeing your bag goes into the cabin. Few airlines can guarantee this. So you pay a small fee and it's guaranteed. You can still bring a bag on for free but it won't be guaranteed. Going the other way, easyJet are offering 'hands free...

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by sevenair
Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA releases worst safety video ever?
Replies: 115
Views: 12938

Re: BA releases worst safety video ever?

Is this the actual video? I thought the directors cut was some kind of preview. A sort of mismatch before the real video is released. But having suffered it again, it seems that everything in terms of what a safety video includes is in the video. I was waiting to see the 'finished' video. I fear tha...

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by sevenair
Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air to start BHX, STN and CDG to BOS and EWR
Replies: 74
Views: 8718

Re: Primera Air to start BHX, STN and CDG to BOS and EWR

Make sure you pay by credit card. The low cost TATL boom will soon turn to bust.

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by sevenair
Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA regional British isles routes cuts
Replies: 122
Views: 15520

Re: UA regional British isles routes cuts

When it comes to job creation and redundancy, airlines are very selective. Take Ryanair. Each new aircraft brings 1000 'jobs'. If they shut a base, this miraculously reduces to just a small handful.

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by sevenair
Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA regional British isles routes cuts
Replies: 122
Views: 15520

Re: UA regional British isles routes cuts

[twoid][/twoid]BHX is a short drive to LHR with dozens of US bound flights to choose from. Same with BRS. Nothing to do with Brexit. Norwegian & BA continue to add TATL capacity. Low cost or not, they're still flying people to the US which still suffers from a poor exchange rate following the ri...

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by sevenair
Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA regional British isles routes cuts
Replies: 122
Views: 15520

Re: UA Ends BHX flights, and BA ends LHR-Stavanger and Bergen service

Brussels flights were recently by AA. Nothing to do with Brexit. Norwegian introduced several new U.K./US routes, despite Brexit. Brexit is a convenient excuse.

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by sevenair
Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian captain flys with his 19 year old son on revenue flight.
Replies: 102
Views: 18028

Re: Norwegian captain flys with his 19 year old son on revenue flight.

The kid doesn't seem to have much craic. But good luck to him and well done.

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by sevenair
Sun Jun 11, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet A319 Diverts to CGN due to 'threat' to aircraft
Replies: 20
Views: 4560

Re: easyJet A319 Diverts to CGN due to 'threat' to aircraft

Interesting. People are quick to insult LCCs and their passengers. Having seen pics of the evacuation there's nobody with massive bags slowing things down or walking away with them. Contract that to legacies and it's a different story.

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by sevenair
Fri Jun 09, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair pax forgets to print his boarding card, has to pay 50€ and starts ranting the gate agent (and filming)
Replies: 60
Views: 9151

Re: Ryanair pax forgets to print his boarding card, has to pay 50€ and starts ranting the gate agent (and filming)

Being in any minority group does not give you special privileges nor does it allow you to pull a card when you're not getting your own way.

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by sevenair
Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe has new franchise partner
Replies: 29
Views: 6351

Re: Flybe has new franchise partner

Finally. Some real competition. I recall EDISYY when bmiR operated it. Fares came down. When they left they jumped up even with the ADS discount. Loganair have had it good for a long time. I also don't believe in this 'coming home' nonsense which just plays into the nationalists. Loganair never went...

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by sevenair
Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U2 to shut down HAM base
Replies: 31
Views: 5568

Re: U2 to shut down HAM base

I see. So for all of the Brexit Armageddon & claims U2 would shut down their UK ops they're doing it in a very roundabout way by shutting a base in the country which controls the EU? Rumour has it they're adding a craft to SEN. In addition to aircraft added to LTN, BRS, LGW and EDI. I suppose th...

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by sevenair
Sat May 20, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vueling cuts many UK flights
Replies: 18
Views: 5438

Re: Vueling cuts many UK flights

Nobody blamed Brexit yet? Wow.

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by sevenair
Sun May 07, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are the UK economy and air travel on a downhill slope?
Replies: 53
Views: 5852

Re: Are the UK economy and air travel on a downhill slope?

Yes. It's just terrible. End of the world stuff. All these airlines adding routes, aircraft. Not one has been removed. To be fair, here at Manchester we lost the United Airlines route to Washington and in addition to that, AA have made the New York & Chicago flights into seasonal ones (although...

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by sevenair
Sun May 07, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are the UK economy and air travel on a downhill slope?
Replies: 53
Views: 5852

Re: Are the UK economy and air travel on a downhill slope?

Yes. It's just terrible. End of the world stuff. All these airlines adding routes, aircraft. Not one has been removed. But we know the rules: anything good, it's because we are still in. Anything bad, it's because we are leaving (ignoring the fact that we are still in EU). Spain grew 0.8%. Followin...

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by sevenair
Sun May 07, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are the UK economy and air travel on a downhill slope?
Replies: 53
Views: 5852

Re: Are the UK economy and air travel on a downhill slope?

It must be the £4500 per family hit we have been taken, the recession, depression, housing market collapse, exodus of foreign companies, having to pay to go abroad, collapse of the NHS and predicted collapse in IPOs listing in London that we were promised if we voted leave? Can on presume that NO r...

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by sevenair
Sun May 07, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are the UK economy and air travel on a downhill slope?
Replies: 53
Views: 5852

Re: Are the UK economy and air travel on a downhill slope?

Yes. It's just terrible. End of the world stuff. All these airlines adding routes, aircraft. Not one has been removed. But we know the rules: anything good, it's because we are still in. Anything bad, it's because we are leaving (ignoring the fact that we are still in EU). Spain grew 0.8%. Following...

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by sevenair
Sun May 07, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are the UK economy and air travel on a downhill slope?
Replies: 53
Views: 5852

Re: Are the UK economy and air travel on a downhill slope?

Oh dear. Yes those nasty populists. All those people who voted for recur were uneducated racist xenophobes who didn't know what they were voting for. Right? We will also conveniently IGNORE the Qs where growth exceeded the prediction or just put it down the fact that we're still in the EU as your ha...

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by sevenair
Sun May 07, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are the UK economy and air travel on a downhill slope?
Replies: 53
Views: 5852

Re: Are the UK economy and air travel on a downhill slope?

Brussels: +28% Copenhagen: +32% Paris CDG: -5% Berlin: 2788 Dusseldorf: +4% Cork: +30% Dublin: +24% Amsterdam: -3% Barcelona: +21% Madrid: 550 Geneva: +5% Prague: +9% Gdansk: 2659 Krakow: 2535 Warsaw: 2344 Wroclaw: 2522 Dubai: 20490 -5% Heathrow: +4% Aberdeen: -8% Belfast Int: +7% Cardiff: +16% Sout...

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by sevenair
Sun May 07, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are the UK economy and air travel on a downhill slope?
Replies: 53
Views: 5852

Re: Are the UK economy and air travel on a downhill slope?

Not much to read from the traffic figures. A lot more leisure capacity, especially on shorter routes (i,e, less Sharm El Sheik, more ALC). April will no doubt show a pronounced increase in passenger numbers overall -but that is not necessarily representative of the economy. But the economic figures...

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by sevenair
Sun May 07, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are the UK economy and air travel on a downhill slope?
Replies: 53
Views: 5852

Re: Are the UK economy and air travel on a downhill slope?

It must be the £4500 per family hit we have been taken, the recession, depression, housing market collapse, exodus of foreign companies, having to pay to go abroad, collapse of the NHS and predicted collapse in IPOs listing in London that we were promised if we voted leave? Can on presume that NO ro...

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by sevenair
Thu May 04, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin Losses Plunge to Record
Replies: 52
Views: 11023

Re: Air Berlin - 782Mio loss, to split off LH ops

Whilst airlines in Europe have continually innovated, improved and gown, dinosaurs and terminally Ill airlines keep continuing such as Alitalia and AB. One must ask why on earth would anyone get involved with either of them.

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by sevenair
Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy
Replies: 376
Views: 86561

Re: Alitalia - Ongoing Cash Flow Issues

Shut it down.

I don't see why the rest of us airlines have to work hard to innovate, adapt, attract and maintain customers, remain competitive, keep costs low and put a lot of effort in whilst others can simply be handed billions of taxpayer cash.

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by sevenair
Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA jet diverts to Azores, disruptive passenger !
Replies: 20
Views: 5708

Re: BA jet diverts to Azores, disruptive passenger !

http://thebasource.com/british-airways-b777-200er-g-viip-ba2263-lajes-and-london-gatwick-diversions/ Got to feel sorry for the passengers, they ended up with a day trip to the Azores and back before bedtime. Well at least they would have had lunch by then and perhaps afternoon tea on the way back? ...

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by sevenair
Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Loganair / Flybe Cargo
Replies: 35
Views: 4886

Re: Loganair / Flybe Cargo

Oh and as a result of downsizing the large titling, there will be additional space on the nose area for individual aircraft names, which a bit like Aer Lingus, will be in Scottish Gaelic and English on opposing sides of the nose. How lovely. More people speak polish that Gaelic in Scotland. Perhaps...

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by sevenair
Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Strange Pilot Announcement on recent UA2014
Replies: 13
Views: 3037

Re: Strange Pilot Announcement on recent UA2014

I don't want another UA bashing thread, but this sounded pretty strange to me. Moderators, move/delete if it gets off topic. I was on UA2014 DEN-LGA ( lands at LGA around 11:30pm) recently and before take-off our male pilot gave the usual speech about the flight details. Everything pretty usual, ex...

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