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by sevenair
Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA releases worst safety video ever?
Replies: 97
Views: 8894

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: 33
Views: 3187

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: 14893

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: 14893

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: 14893

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: 17662

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: 4485

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: 8854

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: 12
Views: 3722

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: 5452

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: 5385

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: 5670

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: 5670

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: 5670

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: 5670

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: 5670

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: 5670

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: 5670

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: 5670

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: 10849

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: 348
Views: 75618

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: 5651

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: 4443

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: 2964

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: 2653

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: 15443

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: 9607

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: 5372

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: 2584

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: 19923

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: 19923

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: 19923

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: 19923

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: 353

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: 7616

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: 4603

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: 4603

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: 100
Views: 17820

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: 4603

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: 1913

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: 4603

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: 2452

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: 4603

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: 14519

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: 11249

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: 11249

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: 6273

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: 11249

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: 6273

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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