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by Samrnpage
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 492
Views: 79410

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

So they wanted to get away from green to break the notion that Aer Lingus was just for flying to Ireland. But didn't want lots of coloured paint on the aeroplane because that apparently says 'low cost'. And that was the result. That doesn't say low-cost, that says ULCC or seasonal-charter. Blue, se...

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by Samrnpage
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 492
Views: 79410

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

Just been revealed. Not sure to be honest, the titles look too small.

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by Samrnpage
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 492
Views: 79410

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

Isnt it 1230 today?

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by Samrnpage
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 128
Views: 22137

Re: Rumor: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

I get a feeling it will be to see off the 747s

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by Samrnpage
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 128
Views: 22137

Rumor: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

https://twitter.com/jumbo747pilot/statu ... 6344714241

Not sure how true this is. Id love to see it though, BOAC, Landor, BEA being discussed.
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As per this tweet- https://twitter.com/jumbo747pilot/statu ... 6344714241

Not sure how true this is. Id love to see it though, BOAC, Landor, BEA being discussed.

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by Samrnpage
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BE being bought for £2.2m by a consortium including VS, Stobart Group and Cyrus Capital
Replies: 326
Views: 53332

Re: Updated: VS To Be Largest Shareholder In New Airline Group Comprising BE And RE

Reckon airports like Southampton and exeter will have massively reduced services with the new Virgin Atlantic feeder. I see AMS, LHR and MAN to be a few times daily and only the most profitable domestic routes as well as public service routes to remain

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by Samrnpage
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moxy's hubs?
Replies: 130
Views: 16937

Re: Moxy's hubs?

Does anyone think that Moxy will succeed?

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by Samrnpage
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Airports Thread - 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 2388

Re: London Airports Thread - 2019

What happend to STNs 2nd runway and expansion plans ?

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by Samrnpage
Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Biggin Hill airport
Replies: 36
Views: 5637

Re: London Biggin Hill airport

I would rather re-establish Northolt as a civil airport. Kick the military out of there, they can do their business at other places just as well. Build a satellite at NHT and connect it by some kind of rail/tube/People mover transport to LHR. Travelling time should be less than 10 minutes. Still be...

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by Samrnpage
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Biggin Hill airport
Replies: 36
Views: 5637

Re: London Biggin Hill airport

Been talked about before, its just a logistical nightmere and would cost a lot of money for probably not a lot. Manston, Farnborough and Oxford are probably better overflow options.

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by Samrnpage
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 191
Views: 23500

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

Dear a.netters, First of all my best wishes for 2019 to all of you! Now, after having read quite a bit about the MoM project of Boeing, please let me write down some of my concerned toughts about it: [Economics] This is the main driver in our current market. We hardly have got any unserved market s...

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by Samrnpage
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Airports Thread - 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 2388

Re: London Airports Thread - 2019

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/oct/18/gatwick-plans-using-emergency-runway-to-increase-flight-capacity This has to be the biggest news for London Airports.The will effectively mean Gatwick will be a twin runway airport when/ if the emergency runway is reworked with the correct gap between...

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by Samrnpage
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Airports Thread - 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 2388

Re: London Airports Thread - 2019

W6 really is expanding to become top carrier at LTN. How many aircraft based now ?

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by Samrnpage
Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Airports Thread - 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 2388

London Airports Thread - 2019

We have a MAN thread, the rest of the UK thread, however I thought a London airport thread, covering the London area would be an interesting one, especially with Brexit and its possible effect on aviation in the UK capital. I often find myself wanting to know more about LHR and LGW mainly and no rea...

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by Samrnpage
Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is the A350 performing for DL
Replies: 261
Views: 52815

Re: How is the A350 performing for DL

So I saw this thread and thought "oh it would be interesting to know how DL is finding their A350s" only to read two pages and found the usual Airbus vs Boeing, some waffle about other airlines, the value of underbelly cargo vs pax being left without an actual answer.

Yes or no?

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by Samrnpage
Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Delta Ever Run A Daylight ATL-LHR?
Replies: 70
Views: 11233

Re: Has Delta Ever Run A Daylight ATL-LHR?

I am sure the CEOs of all the airlines in question would have asked this question themselves and researched and came up with the idea that its best not doing it.

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by Samrnpage
Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 757s in Vail
Replies: 114
Views: 18264

Re: 757s in Vail

I'm sure an A319 can do the mission. However, even if they can fly with no payload restrictions, there are only 128 seats. The 752s, when I've been a passenger, have had 150+ passengers. The route seems to have too much demand for 1 A319 but not nearly the demand for 2 A319s. Not a lot of seats, an...

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by Samrnpage
Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Strange Delta flight
Replies: 31
Views: 4847

Re: Strange Delta flight

Secret flight for the US government I believe.

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by Samrnpage
Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help ID this type (LHR 1992)
Replies: 20
Views: 2618

Re: Help ID this type (LHR 1992)

Can i ask why you need to know?

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by Samrnpage
Sat Dec 22, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Second Suborbital Test Flight Completed by Virgin Galactic
Replies: 32
Views: 5703

Re: Second Suborbital Test Flight Completed by Virgin Galactic

I just watched the video - they said 66,000ft it reached? I swear the concorde flew at 60,000ft. Am I missing something here?

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by Samrnpage
Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick drone closures
Replies: 547
Views: 68038

Re: Gatwick closed because of 2 drones

While this is still officially police operation its clear that military is also involved. Problem is not to find and follow these drones but UK clearly know that this is not done by couple geeks but someone with high knowledge and resources. Why this takes time? Because UK wants to get solid eviden...

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by Samrnpage
Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick drone closures
Replies: 547
Views: 68038

Re: Gatwick closed because of 2 drones

I know someone currently working for BA as staff at Gatwick, just rang him, he says the police have said that drones just keep popping up every hour and they dont want to shoot them just in case a bullet hits the drone and then deflects and hit someone or something. He also said every BA flight till...

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by Samrnpage
Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK A380 Abuse?
Replies: 83
Views: 19542

Re: EK A380 Abuse?

Its the secondary markets connecting to bigger markets that does it. Id love to know the % of pax are connecting vs Direct. Does anyone have any figures for any routes?

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by Samrnpage
Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick drone closures
Replies: 547
Views: 68038

Re: Gatwick closed because of 2 drones

johns624 wrote:
Aren't there any skeet or trap shooters left in merry ole England? That's what they get for gun control! :)


Aye, its rubbish. A lot less school shootings though.

I think there might be more to this story than 2 drones.....

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by Samrnpage
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Christian" Airline Receives OK To Start-Up
Replies: 56
Views: 10453

Re: "Christian" Airline Receives OK To Start-Up

What makes it a Christian airline? Will pax turn up to the airport to see no aircraft and be told to "have faith" that its there?

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by Samrnpage
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First plane painted in Sun Country’s new livery
Replies: 75
Views: 16299

Re: First plane painted in Sun Country’s new livery

I am still not sure.

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by Samrnpage
Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New DL seat map site as well as Airbus 220 Seat map
Replies: 8
Views: 2997

Re: New DL seat map site as well as Airbus 220 Seat map

I am surprised to see 3 toilets on this thing

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by Samrnpage
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian 737 Max Diverts to Shiraz, Iran
Replies: 178
Views: 41245

Re: Norweigan 737 Max Diverts to Shiraz, Iran

It must have been serious enough to warrant going to the nearest airport. I mean Doha, Bahrain, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Kuwait are all 'closeby' in consideration to most diversions

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by Samrnpage
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brazil: Foreign Ownership Limit of Airlines Eliminated
Replies: 42
Views: 4811

Re: Brazil: Foreign Ownership Limit of Airlines Eliminated

This is a massive opportunity for an airline to come in build another area of their network, can see an US carrier being interested, having the Brazil-US market monopoly....

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by Samrnpage
Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the 737 MAX go one step too far?
Replies: 232
Views: 31756

Re: Did the 737 MAX go one step too far?

The MAX wasnt a step to far, the MAX 10 was though. The design is pushed so far that its got a weird MLG just to make sure it doesnt crash on takeoff. I feel brain cells dying after reading this post. Yeah he really does not get why the landing gear was modified, does he. In hindsight i should have...

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by Samrnpage
Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus , just stretch the A320NEO a few rows, 200 seats.
Replies: 89
Views: 15305

Re: Airbus , just stretch the A320NEO a few rows, 200 seats.

The Airbus A320.5 might eat into A321 sales as well.

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by Samrnpage
Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the 737 MAX go one step too far?
Replies: 232
Views: 31756

Re: Did the 737 MAX go one step too far?

The MAX wasnt a step to far, the MAX 10 was though. The design is pushed so far that its got a weird MLG just to make sure it doesnt crash on takeoff.

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by Samrnpage
Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest agent mocks child’s name
Replies: 147
Views: 10672

Re: Southwest agent mocks child’s name

Agent should have kept it to themselves, maybe have a giggle in the staff room after. The name of the child is Abcde for christ sake - might has well have called them Alphabet.

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by Samrnpage
Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FT: Brexit Britain close to agreeing open skies deal with US
Replies: 19
Views: 4218

Re: FT: Brexit Britain close to agreeing open skies deal with US

The older generation were fooled by the negative marketing around the EU.

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by Samrnpage
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should BA use B788's on short-haul ?
Replies: 73
Views: 11346

Re: Should BA use B788's on short-haul ?

Nah, A321NEO are easier to fill and higher yielding on intra-european routes.

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by Samrnpage
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Funny/Interesting Airline/Aviation PR thread.
Replies: 1
Views: 799

Funny/Interesting Airline/Aviation PR thread.

I thought this might be a nice Idea for a thread (I hope). A thread about airline and aviation PR funnies. I will kick things off with this tweet I saw from Pedimont airlines: https://twitter.com/piedmontair/status/1067101385362153472 Does anyone have any funny PR stories from airlines and aviation ...

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by Samrnpage
Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair making a bid for controlling stake in TACV
Replies: 45
Views: 8292

Re: Icelandair making a bid for controlling stake in TACV

What are the facilities like at Sal? Could it support an operation like the the ones being proposed by others here?

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by Samrnpage
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe up for sale
Replies: 74
Views: 13213

Re: Flybe up for sale

I have said for a while that the UK doesnt have room for Flybe anymore. Any regional routes worth flying (profitable) can be done by Loganair/BMI/Stobart and BACF and that will be that. This is a regional airline with a fleet the size of Swiss or Austrian, they have to use them somewhere so they hav...

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by Samrnpage
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Astana EMB 190 Squawked 7700 after erratic flight; landed safely
Replies: 136
Views: 33239

Re: Air Astana EMB 190 Squawked 7700 after erratic flight; landed safely

Insane - I wonder what actually happened. It does seem like they had a few nose dive moments as well.

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by Samrnpage
Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 807
Views: 206880

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

That Fiji livery is so nice.

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by Samrnpage
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair plane seized at Bordeaux airport
Replies: 75
Views: 15409

Re: Ryanair plane seized at Bordeaux airport

Clarification? Is this Ryanairs fault? Did they know that Bordeaux gave them it illegally or not?

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by Samrnpage
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220, (CSeries), Too Noisy for Zurich
Replies: 82
Views: 17312

Re: A220, (CSeries), Too Noisy for Zurich

The A220 is one of the quietest planes I know, only the 2 seconds at spool noise it make a any form of noise. I guess these residents are deaf when swiss A330s go overhead?

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by Samrnpage
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will we ever see an airline do an around the world flight?
Replies: 37
Views: 5524

Re: Will we ever see an airline do an around the world flight?

What do you class as "around the world" - we already have Perth - Heathrow which is as close as it gets. If you mean flights around the world with multiple stops, its happened loads of times. UK tour operators sometimes do it, for a hefty price. I cant remember who, I am sure Monarch did it.

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by Samrnpage
Sat Nov 03, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Describe AA in 3 Words Article
Replies: 117
Views: 12718

Re: Describe AA in 3 Words Article

Should be proud

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by Samrnpage
Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Q3 results
Replies: 78
Views: 7651

Re: Air Canada Q3 results

You have to remember the population of Canada is less than half of the UKs. Its a tiny population for such a big country so there isnt a massive need for more airlines.

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by Samrnpage
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are Sully and Skiles doing now? (2018)
Replies: 77
Views: 18222

Re: What are Sully and Skiles doing now? (2018)

I'm going to be a bit critical and anal, but there is something bothering about this thread, all the way from the OP's title to other comments. The man's name is not "Sully". It's Sullenberger, Mr. Sullenberger, Captain Sullenberger, or maybe Chesley Sullenberger. We aren't his buddy who ...

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by Samrnpage
Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swoop having to cancel all U.S. flights until (at least) Oct. 27th, 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 6763

Re: Swoop having to cancel all U.S. flights until (at least) Oct. 27th, 2018

yhu wrote:
I hate hearing customers claim that flights are cancelled "due to low loads". Flights go out with one person on them. Airlines don't cancel due to low loads.


This. Jet2 are famous for their "end of season" flights to holiday destinations with less than 10 pax

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by Samrnpage
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Report: Air Belgium on the Brink of Liquidation"
Replies: 17
Views: 5010

Re: "Report: Air Belgium on the Brink of Liquidation"

Europe is smaller than USA and has 10x more airlines. The MOL prediction that Europe will just be Easyjet, Ryanair, Lufthansa group, IAG and Air france-KLM. Seriously, it will happen. When the European public realise that being born on a different piece of rock doesnt mean anything, the united state...

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by Samrnpage
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGW - Emergency RWY could add 20% capacity
Replies: 17
Views: 4752

Re: LGW - Emergency RWY could add 20% capacity

Don't worry. A hard Brexit will make all expansion needs obsolete... :box: Brexit will have very little impact on aviation or the UK economy generally. The EU need the UK a lot more than the UK need them. I hope that's a joke. It is, he is looking for a bite - just in case the arent though, no, not...

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