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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: 5298

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: 5505

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: 5505

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: 5505

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: 5505

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: 5505

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: 5505

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: 5505

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: 5505

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: 10677

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: 265
Views: 55393

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: 5574

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: 34
Views: 4355

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: 2882

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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by sevenair
Sat Apr 08, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cayman Islands - BA only European Carrier?
Replies: 39
Views: 2607

Re: Cayman Islands - BA only European Carrier?

Noise wrote:
Is the UK really part of Europe, though? I thought the UK was considered outside of Europe...sort of like an island in the middle of the Atlantic.


Iceland is way further out in the middle of the Atlantic yet is still Europe.

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by sevenair
Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada accuses Airbus of negligence in Halifax crash landing
Replies: 63
Views: 15306

Re: Air Canada accuses Airbus of negligence in Halifax crash landing

I don't understand how it could go so wrong. LOC/FPA means the aircraft controls the lateral and the pilots control the vertical. Or, VS can be used which is preferable as you keep the FDs and can make all instrument approaches with the same PFD setup. The lateral control wasn't the issue. Somehow t...

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by sevenair
Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 40 years since Tenerife
Replies: 49
Views: 9170

Re: 40 years since Tenerife

Something changed, yes - the flight deck door closed. Some crew are nice as pie, make jokes and appear to be really nice people. However they're like Jekyll and Hyde and turn once the door is closed. If you fly you'll know several of these people!

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by sevenair
Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Willie Walsh to Cranky Flier on Level brand
Replies: 31
Views: 5310

Re: Willie Walsh to Cranky Flier on Level brand

Too many problems pronouncing Vueling. Fly in Europe you'll hear all sorts over the radio such as 'vuh-ling', 'vurl-in', 'vway-ling' and 'welling'. Level is level! No mistaking or mispronouncing that.

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by sevenair
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair receives 450th 737-800
Replies: 13
Views: 2546

Re: Ryanair receives 450th 737-800

Right. Well, that kind of proves your wrong. Ryanair don't do long haul yet you were charged to assign a seat on long haul. Ryanair do fly short haul and you were able to select a seat for free on shorthaul? Other airlines have a choice to differentiate themselves and to have the bells and 'you know...

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by sevenair
Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "British Airways 'turning into Ryanair' as first class passengers are the latest to lose perks"
Replies: 109
Views: 19472

Re: "British Airways 'turning into Ryanair' as first class passengers are the latest to lose perks"

Brexit's most likely effect on the economy is about 1/2% less annual growth. This is significant given that most developed economies are growing less than 2% a year, but not disastrous. I have not heard the effect of Scotland's possible separation from England. In any event not a good thing for BA....

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by sevenair
Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "British Airways 'turning into Ryanair' as first class passengers are the latest to lose perks"
Replies: 109
Views: 19472

Re: "British Airways 'turning into Ryanair' as first class passengers are the latest to lose perks"

Actually there are more routes that deserve F and will have paying passengers. I have heard from BA flight crew that BOM, DEL flights first class is fully sold out. I guess that would be true for SIN, PEK, PVG , HND/NRT etc. Given London's location as financial hub, F is very relevant for BA. Not s...

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by sevenair
Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "British Airways 'turning into Ryanair' as first class passengers are the latest to lose perks"
Replies: 109
Views: 19472

Re: "British Airways 'turning into Ryanair' as first class passengers are the latest to lose perks"

LCCs pay quite well particularly if your own cost base is that of a regional base. Living on BA wages in London is only workable if you're living at home close to LHR, sleep in your car or share a room. Many crew left easyJet only to return to easyJet to earn more whilst still spending time at home....

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by sevenair
Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "British Airways 'turning into Ryanair' as first class passengers are the latest to lose perks"
Replies: 109
Views: 19472

Re: "British Airways 'turning into Ryanair' as first class passengers are the latest to lose perks"

I tend to agree that F should be cut almost entirely maybe except for a few routes (JFK, LAX, HKG) and definitely do it right (and charge appropriately) then. I would say they definitely need a good J product for that strategy to work and while the current Club World layout was revolutionary, it's ...

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by sevenair
Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proprietary Seats
Replies: 0
Views: 343

Proprietary Seats

I recently flew with Ryanair. I flew out on the new cabin which I felt was amazing. Light, spacious, comfortable, airy. But coming back they had the most awful seats. Solid scratchy plastic on the seat backs, a big yellow headrest, and a strange looking seat from the front and the cabin felt very da...

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by sevenair
Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia defers 737 MAX deliveries
Replies: 43
Views: 7572

Re: Virgin Australia defers 737 MAX deliveries

They should have stuck to what worked and what they were good at and that was being a rather average, yet solid low cost airline. It was simple, it worked. Look to Europe. easyJet did not complete by trying to be British Airways. It kept it simple, kept costs down and made money. Now, British Airway...

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

Re: Wizz Air Announces New London Luton Base

f4f3a wrote:
Ps the ltn tlv route is going to hurt u2 and mon it is one of the most profitable routes


Who says it's one of the most profitable routes? I'd say 2 hour beach flights earn a lot more money than TLV which is a very price sensitive route.

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by sevenair
Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air Announces New London Luton Base
Replies: 26
Views: 4554

Re: Wizz Air Announces New London Luton Base

Oh I see. So it's just a temporary base which will close upon the UK leaving the EU? It makes you wonder why they're bothering setting up a new base for just a couple of years. An expensive undertaking for a temporary "while the UK is still in the EU" base. It's pretty naïve to suggest th...

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by sevenair
Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines to wet-lease Superjets from CityJet
Replies: 91
Views: 15912

Re: Brussels Airlines to wet-lease Superjets from CityJet

Hmmm well one things for certain that is the ageing Avros won't be without their fair share of issues.

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by sevenair
Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air Announces New London Luton Base
Replies: 26
Views: 4554

Re: Wizz Air Announces New London Luton Base

WIZZ must not be aware of Brexit. Perhaps someone should tell them. Brexit hasn't started yet let alone be finished. Oh I see. So it's just a temporary base which will close upon the UK leaving the EU? It makes you wonder why they're bothering setting up a new base for just a couple of years. An ex...

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by sevenair
Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: UK Domestic with Easy - BRS-EDI plus Travelling while Trans
Replies: 5
Views: 1857

Re: UK Domestic with Easy - BRS-EDI plus Travelling while Trans

A great trip report. I'm glad that all went well and there was little hassle. easyJet have a few trans crew and Bristol airport staff are usually very chirpy so I don't think you'll get much hassle at all. That's funny about the door! I've never that before. Was it frozen? I've heard the crunch of t...

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by sevenair
Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air Announces New London Luton Base
Replies: 26
Views: 4554

Re: Wizz Air Announces New London Luton Base

WIZZ must not be aware of Brexit. Perhaps someone should tell them.

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by sevenair
Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair big expansion announced in Spain, Czech Republic, Poland
Replies: 8
Views: 2420

Re: Ryanair big expansion announced in Spain, Czech Republic, Poland

Six new routes and increased frequencies to a post EU referendum Britain.

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by sevenair
Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air Announces New London Luton Base
Replies: 26
Views: 4554

Re: Wizz Air Announces New London Luton Base

Wow. So following Brexit the UK becomes a savagely racist place for Eastern Europeans yet an Eastern European airline sets up shop in addition to another Eastern European airline setting up a new base in Liverpool. Funny that isn't it? I wonder who is going to fly on them?

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by sevenair
Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates could order B737MAX or A320NEO in the next 18 months
Replies: 76
Views: 14171

Re: Emirates could order B737MAX or A320NEO in the next 18 months

And who will fly them? Who on earth would want to work for EK? Attracting and retaining crews is not their strong point.

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by sevenair
Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Group Files Complaint About American Airlines’ Allergy Pre-Boarding Policy
Replies: 64
Views: 11126

Re: Group Files Complaint About American Airlines’ Allergy Pre-Boarding Policy

I don't see why I should have to change my ways for the minority. Sorry. I also find it strange that a mere peanut molecule can be dangerous for severe nut allergy sufferers. In a decade I've not seen one wear a mask. If the danger was so extreme then surely they would take every precaution. Nut all...

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by sevenair
Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Group Files Complaint About American Airlines’ Allergy Pre-Boarding Policy
Replies: 64
Views: 11126

Re: Group Files Complaint About American Airlines’ Allergy Pre-Boarding Policy

I still stand by what I said and that is the minority should never negatively impact the majority. Face mask and gloves or don't fly. It's getting all too common now. Perhaps better parenting would reduce the prevalence. I went to a major chain restaurant and all of the pastas were gluten free. I al...

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by sevenair
Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Adds Sixth Daily EWR-LHR-EWR
Replies: 21
Views: 6239

Re: UA Adds Sixth Daily EWR-LHR-EWR

NCL had two dismal seasons, one before Brexit happened. It was never going to work. Jet2 weekends to EWR remain popular, but the United flight was dismal. BFS subject to funding issues and increased competition in Dublin. BA has added new routes and increased frequencies. As have Virgin, Thomas Cook...

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by sevenair
Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Group Files Complaint About American Airlines’ Allergy Pre-Boarding Policy
Replies: 64
Views: 11126

Re: Group Files Complaint About American Airlines’ Allergy Pre-Boarding Policy

I sympathise but allergies these days are a badge of honour to some people. In all my years of flying people with severe nut allergies, NOT ONE has ever worn a surgical mask or worn gloves. If it was so deadly that a particle of peanut could cause a reaction, I'd make sure I took ALL precautions. On...

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by sevenair
Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Adds Sixth Daily EWR-LHR-EWR
Replies: 21
Views: 6239

Re: UA Adds Sixth Daily EWR-LHR-EWR

Well, what do you know. Strengthened links to and from the UK, despite Brexit.

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by sevenair
Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery
Replies: 572
Views: 67241

Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Do they have raccoons in Canada? If so then maybe it does invoke a little bit of Canada.

Dull livery.

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by sevenair
Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most underrated airline?
Replies: 73
Views: 7739

Re: Most underrated airline?

Ryanair. Cheap, get you from A to B. No pomp. No ceremony. Fabulous safety record. Amazing rout choice and frequency. OK legroom and onboard prices.

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by sevenair
Fri Feb 03, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Eliminates Free Carry-on Bag
Replies: 47
Views: 7150

Re: WOW Air Eliminates Free Carry-on Bag

I never find WOW or Norwegian cheaper than the legacies to be honest. They know most poople will pay for a bag of some description. Therefore this is just a way of keeping the headline fares low, keeping them in people's minds and ensuring that they appear near the top in search results as many defa...

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by sevenair
Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Suggestions Ryanair may start charging for hand luggage ...
Replies: 43
Views: 5462

Re: Suggestions Ryanair may start charging for hand luggage ...

I fly Ryanair quite regularly, they were my most flown airline last year and in my experience they are definitely not struggling at the boarding gates due to hand baggage issues. Ryanair passengers have been conditioned over many years into being very savvy when it comes to baggage rules, the so ca...

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by sevenair
Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Suggestions Ryanair may start charging for hand luggage ...
Replies: 43
Views: 5462

Re: Suggestions Ryanair may start charging for hand luggage ...

What they don't tell you is that only the first half of the plane gets their bag in the cabin. The rest are tagged, left at the bottom of the stairs and then places in the hold. That's absolutely not true! From my own experience I can tell you that no matter how crowded the plane is they always man...

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by sevenair
Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Suggestions Ryanair may start charging for hand luggage ...
Replies: 43
Views: 5462

Re: Suggestions Ryanair may start charging for hand luggage ...

What they don't tell you is that only the first half of the plane gets their bag in the cabin. The rest are tagged, left at the bottom of the stairs and then places in the hold.

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by sevenair
Sat Jan 28, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How widely used is the 'W Pattern' used by Airlines?
Replies: 39
Views: 8548

Re: How widely used is the 'W Pattern' used by Airlines?

easyJet use UK based aircraft to operate Geneva ski flights from non bases in the UK.

For example, BRS-GVA-LBA-GVA-BRS, NCL-GVA-BOH-GVA-NCL and LTN-GVA-BHX-GVA-LTN.

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by sevenair
Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flights with Potentially High Carbon Emissions
Replies: 37
Views: 4560

Re: Carbon Emission Hall of Shame

Just wondering what flights would have the worst carbon footprint per passenger. I understand that flight loads will vary by day or by year, but are any flights chronically empty with very low load factors or a low number of seats compared to what it can handle? I don't meant repositioning flights ...

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by sevenair
Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flights with Potentially High Carbon Emissions
Replies: 37
Views: 4560

Re: Carbon Emission Hall of Shame

LCY is also CAT1 only. This, coupled with the steep approach will increase the amount of unsuccessful approaches and thus the carbon footprint.

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by sevenair
Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flights with Potentially High Carbon Emissions
Replies: 37
Views: 4560

Re: Carbon Emission Hall of Shame

I'd imagine SQs Premium only NYC service by A340-500 was also pretty bad. Does anyone know what the load factors are like on QF LAX-JFK. Given this flight and the low density cabins operated by AA A321, United p.s., Delta and JetBlue Mint, the route as a whole must be pretty bad. Not to mention the ...

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