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by oldannyboy
Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747 Classic Search
Replies: 10
Views: 1258

Re: B747 Classic Search

DABYT wrote:
Maybe Swissair?

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I think SR too... If you look at the uniforms and seat covers it looks like it actually is Swissair...

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by oldannyboy
Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Current operators of the L-1011
Replies: 14
Views: 4172

Re: Current operators of the L-1011

It's a shame that one of those RAF Tristars can't be put on show at the Royal Air Force museum at Cosford or donated to the Imperial War Museum at Duxford as both museums have connections with the RAF Tristars and it would be a good idea to keep at least one for future generations to admire. I so w...

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by oldannyboy
Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Navy C-2 Jet crashes in Pacific 11 onboard
Replies: 8
Views: 1967

Re: US Navy C-2 Jet crashes in Pacific 11 onboard

Good news that 8 have been recovered in “good condition”. Let’s hope the other 3 are also, and it was a controlled ditching hopefully. Odd there are so few details available. Having been a passenger in a C-2 (on and off the Reagan) I'm amazed that anyone survived. It's not an easy plane to exit. Yo...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA CityFlyer - Future Operations with Planned LCY Development
Replies: 50
Views: 6124

Re: BA CityFlyer - Future Operations with Planned LCY Development

Maybe BA will expand from LCY with new routes. Maybe they could fly to cities like BRU, LUX, CGN, MUC, HAM, OSL, CPH, ARN, MAD, BCN, etc. I expect perhaps some more Italian routes too, FCO/PSA perhaps? Looking at the current route map I would say there are still lots of destinations across Europe t...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does DHL service Pyongyang FNJ?
Replies: 12
Views: 2522

Re: Does DHL service Pyongyang FNJ?

DHL certainly delivers there - I regularly send work related documents there (Pyongyang), but I am not sure whether they have actual DHL staff in-situ..? maybe? I would assume they would simply use either ground transportation from mainland China, or the Air Koryo flights from Beijing.

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by oldannyboy
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lessor sells 3 former IB MD-80 aircraft to Venezuelan airline
Replies: 23
Views: 6339

Re: IB Sells 3 MD-80 Aircraft to Venezuelan Airline

The planes we are talking here about do not belong to IB anymore (even though they have basic IB colours), they belong to a leasing company (don´t know which ones). Either way, remind me again why IB ditched their iconic beautiful livery for Eurowhite and a bland, meaningless swoosh tail? Ahhh!!! :...

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by oldannyboy
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jazz CRJ-200 Painted to 2017 ACX Colours
Replies: 26
Views: 5610

Re: Jazz CRJ-200 Painted to 2017 ACX Colours

Wow. Looks very sharp. I think this livery brings out the best out of the little old CRJ200!

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by oldannyboy
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China suspends FNJ
Replies: 8
Views: 3522

Re: Air China suspends FNJ

It's actually surprising, and frankly quite worrying. It speaks heaps on the seriousness of the situation surrounding the current NK crisis. The fact that Air China (China is the main trade partner of NK) decides to halt services to Pyongyang is probably telling us that the otherwise regular stream ...

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by oldannyboy
Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Somon Air, Tadjikistan, signed MOU with Boeing for single 787
Replies: 19
Views: 2237

Re: Somon Air, Tadjikistan, signed MOU with Boeing for single 787

Somon Air (SZ, Dushanbe) has announced it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Boeing (BOE, Chicago O'Hare) for the acquisition of one B787-8. According to a joint statement, the widebody jet will be delivered during the first quarter of 2018. A lot of questions are popping in my hea...

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by oldannyboy
Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Somon Air, Tadjikistan, signed MOU with Boeing for single 787
Replies: 19
Views: 2237

Re: Somon Air, Tadjikistan, signed MOU with Boeing for single 787

Somon Air (SZ, Dushanbe) has announced it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Boeing (BOE, Chicago O'Hare) for the acquisition of one B787-8. According to a joint statement, the widebody jet will be delivered during the first quarter of 2018. A lot of questions are popping in my hea...

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by oldannyboy
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most iconic MD-80 operators
Replies: 32
Views: 1541

Re: Most iconic MD-80 operators

...just checking in to see if anyone remembers Paramount...they were the first UK operator of the MD-80, and they acquired some brand new examples. If I remember correctly they operated some pretty long flights.... Oh, yes! Four aircraft were operated and each MD-83 had a capacity of 165 seats. Par...

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by oldannyboy
Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most iconic MD-80 operators
Replies: 32
Views: 1541

Re: Most iconic MD-80 operators

...just checking in to see if anyone remembers Paramount...they were the first UK operator of the MD-80, and they acquired some brand new examples. If I remember correctly they operated some pretty long flights.... Just about remember them but it reminded me of something else. Transwede. ..I seem t...

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by oldannyboy
Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most iconic MD-80 operators
Replies: 32
Views: 1541

Re: Most iconic MD-80 operators

...just checking in to see if anyone remembers Paramount...they were the first UK operator of the MD-80, and they acquired some brand new examples. If I remember correctly they operated some pretty long flights....

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by oldannyboy
Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most iconic MD-80 operators
Replies: 32
Views: 1541

Re: Most iconic MD-80 operators

For me in Germany the MD 80 is most associated with Aero Lloyd..... Same with me! The MD-83´s and MD-87´s allowed Aero Lloyd to expand their business dramatically and these aircraft shaped the image of Aero Lloyd up until the mid-1990s. And here I was, thinking I'm the only one who would always con...

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by oldannyboy
Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most iconic MD-80 operators
Replies: 32
Views: 1541

Re: Most iconic MD-80 operators

Austrian Airlines used their MD-87LR´s on services between Vienna to Iran and Saudi Arabia as well as for charter flights to the Maldives, India, the Canary Islands etc.. Wow, the Gulf countries, India and the Maldives... That was quite a stretch for such "little" aircraft, and that, even...

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by oldannyboy
Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: David Neeleman purchases 32% of Aigle Azur
Replies: 14
Views: 3119

Re: David Neeleman purchases 32% of Aigle Azur

Interesting and surprising move. Aigle Azur have been quietly doing a very good job - and for a long time. Given the rumours about the commercial agreement with Corsair, and the fact that TUI wants to shed Corsair, who knows if Mr Neeleman could potentially buy the two, and combine ops under one sin...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia to JNB & NBO from 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 3047

Re: Alitalia to JNB & NBO from 2018

They are both old historical routes, and were (at least back in the day) solid performers for AZ. A lot of "premium leisure" pax from Italy to both Kenya and SA! I regularly flew AZ A300B4 to NBO via Jeddah! Ahh, the memories....

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by oldannyboy
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Meridiana closes LIN "hub"
Replies: 4
Views: 1233

Re: Meridiana closes LIN "hub"

Wow.. shocking to see IG leave LIN.... The reason LIN is *still* to this day MUCH preferred by business/frequent flyers over MXP is simply because the connections to the latter are still weak...those 50 or so kilometres to Malpensa can pretty much be an insurmountable divide between flying and not f...

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by oldannyboy
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most iconic MD-80 operators
Replies: 32
Views: 1541

Re: Most iconic MD-80 operators

Alitalia was the largest operator of the MD80 outside of the US with a total of 90 examples received between the early 80s and 1996. I have flown on them on several occasions. The best flights were on the first rows, so far away from the engines that the only noise was coming from the wind. There u...

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by oldannyboy
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most iconic MD-80 operators
Replies: 32
Views: 1541

Re: Most iconic MD-80 operators

Alitalia, SAS, Swissair... iconic operators of one of the most iconic bird!

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by oldannyboy
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA stewardess sues for £750,000 after fear of flying forced her to quit
Replies: 17
Views: 4625

Re: BA stewardess sues for £750,000 after fear of flying forced her to quit

Not sure how she got into "her dream job" without realizing that incidents and accidents are an evident likelihood, just like in any other job that entails the mere act of leaving the security of your own home... Electing to fly as a F/A necessitates the taking on of lots of responsibiliti...

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by oldannyboy
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Republic (1979-'86) initial MD-80 routes?
Replies: 5
Views: 988

Re: Republic (1979-'86) initial MD-80 routes?

Sorry for digressing.... Can someone please enlighten me if the first batch of MD-80s (DC-9/80) would have had the 'old' DC-9/51 interiors, or the new panels/enlarged bins/flat ceiling of the later MD-80s?? Thanks for your patience and insight! Daniel Old interiors. Oh wow! I thought so, but wasn't...

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by oldannyboy
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3rd ARJ-21 delivered
Replies: 20
Views: 4364

Re: 3rd ARJ-21 delivered

I still love the clean lines of the ARJ-21 tho'.... I mean, of the 717...sorry, of the DC-9 I mean...

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by oldannyboy
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Republic (1979-'86) initial MD-80 routes?
Replies: 5
Views: 988

Re: Republic (1979-'86) initial MD-80 routes?

Sorry for digressing.... Can someone please enlighten me if the first batch of MD-80s (DC-9/80) would have had the 'old' DC-9/51 interiors, or the new panels/enlarged bins/flat ceiling of the later MD-80s??
Thanks for your patience and insight!
Daniel

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by oldannyboy
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Surrenders AOC
Replies: 52
Views: 1812

Re: Eastern Web Site Inoperative

Please, let the dead sleep.

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by oldannyboy
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iranian CAO releases their final report into the Aria Air IL62 overrun - crew error
Replies: 2
Views: 623

Re: Iranian CAO releases their final report into the Aria Air IL62 overrun - crew error

Besides the tragic loss of life, I am very sorry for how this accident was the final nail in the coffin for 'soviet types' operations in Iran, and in general for tarnishing the reputation of such a splendid aircraft.

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by oldannyboy
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Cargo looking for MD 11 replacement; would be interested in A359F, if realized
Replies: 14
Views: 2625

Re: LH Cargo interested in A359F

Mmm...something doesn't add up here. My two cents: 1) Their MD-11s are not that old, and certainly still very good for cargo runs 2) The A359F is a big 'IF' to say the least...especially with the MTOW mentioned above 3) Airbus got burned with the A330F programme.. 4) The excellent 777F is readily av...

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by oldannyboy
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Prestwick Airport set to be sold four years after £1 rescue
Replies: 11
Views: 2060

Re: Prestwick Airport set to be sold four years after £1 rescue

Catch 22 syndrome. You charge little to attract business, but then your low charges are not nearly sufficient to support the cost of the operation... Meanwhile your number one client goes to the competition...
Am I the only one seeing a big business park and lots of homes in the crystal ball?

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by oldannyboy
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat to unveil new livery November 13th
Replies: 97
Views: 14706

Re: Air Transat to unveil new livery November 13th

I like it. Looks clean, crisp, professional. It's even colourful enough not to be too eurowhite-ish... Even the font is nice (not too sure about transat lower case, but, there you go.. ). Yes, silver engines would have looked good though..

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by oldannyboy
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: J41 in Full Flybe Livery
Replies: 7
Views: 2227

Re: J41 in Full Flybe Livery

Between insisting on Loganair fleet be purpled only a year ago, falling out of love with each other, getting into bed with Eastern and some poor financial figures; you have to wonder what kind of world Flybe execs continue to live in ? Today at GLA I observed a Loganair Twin Otter in Flybe livery, ...

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by oldannyboy
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How to grow a small international airport in Central Europe?
Replies: 54
Views: 6394

Re: How to grow a small international airport in Central Europe?

Not much you can do to "make an airport grow" in actual fact. There is only so much growth that can be stimulated -and often with costly, debatable and unfeasible (in the long run) artificial subsidies and gimmicks. I mean, if the customer base is not there, it's not there. Pax numbers can...

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by oldannyboy
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates new First class revealed, business and economy class refreshed
Replies: 91
Views: 20346

Re: Emirates new First class revealed, business and economy class refreshed

Question: I might be wrong, but is this not the exact same J seat (the"upgrade") that was showcased about one year ago for the newly delivered 773s???

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by oldannyboy
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates new First class revealed, business and economy class refreshed
Replies: 91
Views: 20346

Re: Emirates new First class revealed, business and economy class refreshed

Agree with most of the posts here: F is amazing, J a big let-down. C'mon, 7 across in 2017...really? :-( Y is not too impressive either. The seats look thin, and the colours are a bit bland... they remind of FlyDubai. I really like their usual thick sandy-pinky Y seats. I am normally a big EK fan, b...

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by oldannyboy
Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR set to announce LGW ( again..) ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1909

Re: QR set to announce LGW ( again..) ?

I'm sure they could easily make a daily Gatters run work, esp on a smaller jet.

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by oldannyboy
Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyVLM: VLM Airlines rebranded, new livery
Replies: 12
Views: 2754

Re: FlyVLM: VLM Airlines rebranded, new livery

Well, it's pretty awful really. It's clearly an adaptation of their old logo over the tacky Thomas Cook 'holiday colours' livery.
Gone are the days of their stylish blue and gold....

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by oldannyboy
Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyDubai 737 MAX cabins
Replies: 43
Views: 6426

Re: FlyDubai 737 MAX cabins

This clearly shows that NB flying doesn't really need to be crap if airlines are willing to invest some $$$ in the hardware..... Well done FlyDubai!

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by oldannyboy
Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Johan Lundgren appointed CEO for easyJet
Replies: 54
Views: 5401

Re: Johan Lundgren appointed CEO for easyJet

Amazing news. That is one very talented individual I highly respect and admire and who REALLY has a ton of knowledge of the ins and the outs of the industry.

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by oldannyboy
Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Lauds Ownership costs on Level 330s
Replies: 28
Views: 1664

Re: Old tech is good for long haul LCC

Mmm.. I wouldn't really dismiss factory-new A330s ceo as "old technology". The LEVEL ones are spanking new. Not sure how terribly inefficient a brand new 330 is compared to a 787...

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by oldannyboy
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Accident: SA Airlink RJ85 near Johannesburg ncontained engine failure takes out two engines
Replies: 16
Views: 4155

Re: Accident: SA Airlink RJ85 near Johannesburg ncontained engine failure takes out two engines

.. scary never liked these SA Airlink planes, the noise of the hydraulics on retracting and deploying flaps, high wing and positions of engines just cover the view and makes one dizzy , bring more E190/E175 please To each their own preferences, but that doesn't really say anything about how safe/un...

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by oldannyboy
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Accident: SA Airlink RJ85 near Johannesburg ncontained engine failure takes out two engines
Replies: 16
Views: 4155

Re: Accident: SA Airlink RJ85 near Johannesburg ncontained engine failure takes out two engines

The passengers are very lucky that the turbine disc decided to throw itself out that side of the engine and not the other... The passengers and crew are very, very lucky! Immediately, I thought of a couple of other occurrences involving four-engine jets that included side-by-side engine failures. B...

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by oldannyboy
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK court rules Monarch has no claim on summer 2018 slots
Replies: 22
Views: 3362

Re: UK court rules Monarch has no claim on summer 2018 slots

Well, where's the surprise really? Slots are nobody's hard property.... not really sure what the administrators were trying to do with a motley random selection of secondary LGW slots at odd timings anyway??... Sometimes it would actually pay off if administrators knew a thing or three about aviatio...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 695
Views: 100361

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

So we know UA approached Boeing to inquire about order additional 767s, could they also have included 764s into that quote? I've flown on the 764 on a couple of occasions, exclusively on EWR-HNL-EWR. It's a great aircraft from a passenger perspective, very comfortable on long flights like EWR-HNL-E...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does BA Have a Chance Competing in Norwegian's market
Replies: 44
Views: 3475

Re: Does BA Have a Chance Competing in Norweigians Market

Willie Walsh, who has access to far more data than us, said that some competitor growth is simply not sustainable. He didn’t name any competitors but it was obvious which airline he was referring to. It's not as if WW speaks the Gospel... ;-) Seriously, it's exactly what O'Leary said a few weeks ba...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 695
Views: 100361

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

...15 pages later I am still waiting to see any credible mention of Boeing really wanting to re-start pax production of the 767 for a customer...Oh well, I'll check back in another 10 pages...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is KLM the only Euro legacy to fly the 737?
Replies: 84
Views: 10954

Re: Why is KLM the only Euro legacy to fly the 737?

I think that the 'real' reason is that when KLM decided to dump their DC-9s around circa 1985, the A320 was just a twinkle in the eyes of the Toulouse gang, and so they went for the 733, which proved to be an exemplary bird for them. The rest is history: they've stayed with Boeing, and are happy by ...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does BA Have a Chance Competing in Norwegian's market
Replies: 44
Views: 3475

Re: Does BA Have a Chance Competing in Norweigians Market

Given the prices they charge I'd say no.... not in my book. Can't see why they keep fighting @ Gatters. They obviously can pull it off @ LHR, where evidently -for multiple reasons- the yields have to be amazing, but why oh why going head on with Norwegian? BA should be happy with the LHR side of th...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does BA Have a Chance Competing in Norwegian's market
Replies: 44
Views: 3475

Re: Does BA Have a Chance Competing in Norweigians Market

I don't get why people are so engrossed with DY's (alleged) lack of profit, or business model sustainability... It's BA we are talking about, and if they are apt at pulling up a fight - or if this fight is a worthwhile exercise, or not. And I think not. They should stick to the fat side of the busin...

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