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by richcandy
Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA opping 789 on MSY-LHR tonight, why?
Replies: 19
Views: 4237

Re: BA opping 789 on MSY-LHR tonight, why?

Incredible to me that people actually pay for Club World. What a terrible product. But hey if they can actually sell that nonsense then good for them. I am not a fan of the seat layout and the lack of direct access to the aisle. Also not so keen on the dividers going up and down so that the crew ca...

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by richcandy
Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: IB A346 MAD>LHR in Y
Replies: 9
Views: 3381

Re: IB A346 MAD>LHR in Y

Thanks for taking the time to post this report. I flew LHR-MAD-LHR with BA last weekend 763 on the outbound and A319 on the inbound. Madrid is a great city hope to get back there soon.

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by richcandy
Wed May 31, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5.17: Summer flying fun
Replies: 128
Views: 16312

Re: Irish 5.17: Summer flying fun

Was there a BFS-YVR summer charter in the 1990's? I know that Air Club were due to operate a 747 service but it never happened. I kind of think that there might of been a Caledonian Airways service using a Dc10 maybe? Anyone remember?

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by richcandy
Thu May 11, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Top Ten Favorite TV Characters Of All Time
Replies: 78
Views: 2562

Re: Your Top Ten Favorite TV Characters Of All Time

Sheldon Cooper - Big Bang Margo Leadbetter - The Goodlife (Good Neighbours in the USA) The Goodlife was a 1970's UK sitcom. Margo was a massive snob but very intelligent. She had the ability to put people in their place without swearing, shouting or screaming. Sir Humphrey Appleby - Yes Minister. (U...

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by richcandy
Thu May 11, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: LATAM B787-9 MAD>FRA in J
Replies: 2
Views: 2021

Re: LATAM B787-9 MAD>FRA in J

So which was better BA club world LHR-MAD or this?

Looking at your photos it looks like there is way more space in business on LATAM than BA Club World. That might just because I am not really a fan on the top tail arrangement on BA.

By the way thanks for the trip report.

Alex

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by richcandy
Wed May 10, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA 744 Club World Seats
Replies: 1
Views: 231

BA 744 Club World Seats

Hi I am travelling with BA next week and am seated in 14A which is a rear facing widow seat and there is a cabin divider in front of the seat. Seat 14B is a forward facing seat so has its back to the cabin divider. My question is...is there a space between 14B and the cabin divider? I am trying to f...

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by richcandy
Sun May 07, 2017 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man seated next to obese pax sues AA
Replies: 88
Views: 12341

Re: Man seated next to obese pax sues AA

Unfortunately there are lots of factors. Airline seats and pitch are getting smaller. However fares are lower. In 1980's the lowest economy class fare from LHR-SYD was around £1000 in real terms £1000 in 1980 is worth £2998 today. So in real terms you can nearly buy a business class ticket for the s...

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by richcandy
Sun Apr 16, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways former Routes at Manchester
Replies: 30
Views: 5322

Re: British Airways former Routes at Manchester

They flew Manchester to Belfast international in the 1990's. I didn't know they flew to Belfast city.

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by richcandy
Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 412
Views: 38945

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

If they are genuinely worried about bombs disguised as laptops and camera... how is getting people to put them in hold baggage supposed to improve safety? This makes no sense to me! I "think" they are trying to stop people taking various parts of a devise on board an aircraft, then puttin...

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by richcandy
Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 412
Views: 38945

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

Maybe you have to put the laptop in the hold but take out the battery and keep it in your hand luggage. This would put me off flying to the US on one of these airlines - there's no way I'd feel comfortable checking in my laptop. I'd rather take the boat than do that. at many orgs, it's against poli...

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by richcandy
Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 412
Views: 38945

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

lesfalls wrote:
Why is this rule being implemented on their YUL flights?

Guess no flying RJ for me anytime soon :(.


Is the DTW and YUL service the same flight?

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by richcandy
Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Euro lawmakers press EU to impose visas on U.S. citizens
Replies: 14
Views: 3031

Re: EU votes to revoke visa waivers for Americans

How does this effect non Schengen countries like the UK and Ireland? Does the EU have the ability to make US citizens visiting these countries get a visa?

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by richcandy
Sat Mar 04, 2017 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Euro lawmakers press EU to impose visas on U.S. citizens
Replies: 14
Views: 3031

Re: EU votes to revoke visa waivers for Americans

What a stupid idea. What business does the EU have telling the USA which countries it should require visas for? Trump will probably react by slapping a visa requirement on the whole of the EU. None! But if the US requires citizens of some EU countries to get visas to enter the United States, isn't ...

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by richcandy
Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/17
Replies: 218
Views: 10927

Re: Irish 2/17

Allegedly there will be an announcement tomorrow at BFS regarding transatlantic ops. Hopefully the 2 routes rumored will do well and more importantly be supported by the locals. It is certainly the right model for BFS TATL. Are the majority of passengers travelling transatlantic from BFS just point...

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by richcandy
Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smoking Ban, when was it implemented?
Replies: 70
Views: 8849

Re: Smoking Ban, when was it implemented?

I always thought it was strange that smoking was ever allowed on commercial aircraft . In todays world I totally agree. However go back 40-50 years and most adults smoked. I think if they had of banned smoking on aircraft in the 1950-60's they would of had difficult selling tickets, at least on rou...

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by richcandy
Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic LGW operations and former routes
Replies: 26
Views: 4410

Re: Virgin Atlantic LGW operations and former routes

OA260 wrote:
richcandy wrote:
BA used to produce a booklet called fares fortnightly. It listed all theirs fares.



Thats a blast from the past :)


I had access to lots of these and lots of ABC airline guides (before they were OAG) and did I keep any of them? No! I wish I had.

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by richcandy
Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic LGW operations and former routes
Replies: 26
Views: 4410

Re: Virgin Atlantic LGW operations and former routes

Virgin also flew to Tokyo from LGW between the time British Caledonian was sold to BA and when VS moved operations to LHR in 1991. I wish they'd bring that route back ! Crazy really to think the route was viable then with a 747 when they don't operate to Tokyo now, what with the huge growth in air ...

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by richcandy
Sat Feb 18, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation - February 2017
Replies: 287
Views: 19736

Re: New Zealand Aviation - February 2017

In the past was there ever a CHC-LAX (or USA) scheduled service?

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by richcandy
Sat Feb 18, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US airline shops for branded merch, any real revenue?
Replies: 12
Views: 2482

Re: US airline shops for branded merch, any real revenue?

British Airways used to have Travel Shops in many British cities. They used to sell model aircraft, mugs, pens etc. However they closed years ago. I noticed the other week that BA don't really sell many BA branded products on board any more. VS years ago used to sell t-shirts, caps, pens, model airc...

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by richcandy
Sun Feb 05, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: What Camera?
Replies: 3
Views: 894

What Camera?

Hi I have just come back from a holiday to South Africa. While we were there we took a flight operated by Fedral Air from JNB to Kruger. There were lots of opportunities to take photos of aircraft arriving at departing at JNB. Then when we were in Kruger we went on four game drives and again lots of...

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by richcandy
Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF launches eight new seasonal flights from CDG, NCE, TLS and BOD
Replies: 8
Views: 3051

Re: AF launches eight new seasonal flights from CDG, NCE, TLS and BOD

TC957 wrote:
I find it amazing AF don't fly NCE - LHR, letting BA have the monopoly on that route with their multi-daily flights.


Do AF have any direct flights into LHR except CDG?

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by richcandy
Mon Jan 23, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread 185
Replies: 263
Views: 21782

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread 185

Hi

I was looking at some NZ safety cards on eBay and there is one listed as a 777-200U. What does the "u" refer to?

Thanks

Alex

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by richcandy
Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Forbes: British Airways struggles with BoB
Replies: 96
Views: 19851

Re: Forbes: British Airways struggles with BoB

My LHR-HAJ on Friday night and HAJ-LHR on Sunday night seemed to work just fine. The flight out had ~50% load and the flight back >90%. They first passed through asking if there were any orders for hot sandwiches and then made their way through the cabin selling from the cart. It was much like the ...

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by richcandy
Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Forbes: British Airways struggles with BoB
Replies: 96
Views: 19851

Re: Forbes: British Airways struggles with BoB

My parents flew BHD-LHR last Saturday on a 1210 departure. By the time the crew got to row 9, where my parents were seated they were sold out of sandwiches. My farther is....how shall I say this....A large over weight Ulsterman. Who values his food. He couldn't understand how they could run out of f...

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by richcandy
Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread 185
Replies: 263
Views: 21782

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread 185

Perhaps a very stupid question,could the 789 make AKL-IAH or IAH-ORD without a significant payload hit? Could the 778 do the routes with no payload hit? If so would AKL-JFK be within range with the 778 without significant payload hit? Would a AKL-JFK-LHR-JFK -AKL, assuming they could get approval f...

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by richcandy
Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread 185
Replies: 263
Views: 21782

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread 185

"If" NZ went all 787, what is likely to happen with regards to London? I am guessing that they would just drop the capacity. I can't see them going double daily AKL-LAX-LHR. I guess its unlikely that we will see AKL-HKG-LHR make a come back? (I have a couple of friends who live in the UK b...

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by richcandy
Sun Jan 08, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Now You're Flying: Virgin Australia A332 Sydney to Perth
Replies: 11
Views: 5594

Re: Now You're Flying: Virgin Australia A332 Sydney to Perth

Thanks for posting this trip report. The aircraft did not look clean and that meal looked pretty unpleasant.

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by richcandy
Sun Jan 08, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Limited edition Air India 747 (BOM-DEL) in J with a peep into F
Replies: 14
Views: 6287

Re: Limited edition Air India 747 (BOM-DEL) in J with a peep into F

Thanks for posting this. Makes me feel old when I hear of 744's being retired, I remember them when they were new. OK the product looks older but still looks really good and better than you would expect on a two hour flight in business in Europe or North America. Always like to see the AI Maharaja. ...

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by richcandy
Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread 185
Replies: 263
Views: 21782

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread 185

Probably about time we started a new thread for 2017. Sadly on news that ?UA is switching SFO-AKL to seasonal only and JQ is cutting MEL-WLG. The year can only get better... :) Previous thread can be found here: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1348325&start=300 Please con...

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by richcandy
Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 184
Replies: 301
Views: 34470

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 184

"They did run FRA-BKK-SYD-MEL in the 1990s - I once flew FRA-BKK-SYD on the spanking new B744 in 1990 with them. It was always full, but low yield, so code sharing was teh better option for them, unfortunately. The return was my only flight on a B743: SYD-SIN-BAH-FRA with QF." That was th...

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by richcandy
Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 184
Replies: 301
Views: 34470

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 184

When did NZ (TE I guess) operate service to FRA? I am guessing that it was in the 1980's

Does anyone have a timetable that lists the service. If so what were the flight numbers and schedule.

Thanks

Alex

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by richcandy
Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do 757s still stop at Gander?
Replies: 5
Views: 1289

Re: Do 757s still stop at Gander?

There used to be charter flights operated by 757's from the UK, Ireland and I guess other parts of Europe to Orlando. On the westbound sector they often stoped at Bangor, Maine or Gander.

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by richcandy
Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Aer Lingus to Miami
Replies: 59
Views: 5830

Re: Rumor: Aer Lingus to Miami

EI needs to be a two ocean airline flying to Pacific Ocean destinations. Not only does that make no sense, as no eastbound destination EI could conceivably serve would involve crossing (or even overflying) the Pacific... but what need would they have to fly to Asia? At least Miami is the capitol of...

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by richcandy
Wed Sep 14, 2016 7:49 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Brussels Airlines, Business Class - Airbus A 320: London Heathrow to Brussels.
Replies: 5
Views: 2868

Re: Brussels Airlines, Business Class - Airbus A 320: London Heathrow to Brussels.

Thanks for the report. The meal does look very strange. I know its a very short flight but surely they would better offering sandwiches or coffee and cake.

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by richcandy
Tue Aug 02, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Bizarre Experience at PMI
Replies: 22
Views: 3200

Re: Bizarre Experience at PMI

Until fairly recently it was unusual for the French to check UK passports. In the past 10 years I've traveled to France from the UK about 30 times, and every time I have had my passport checked by the French authorities at the border... Really, you have been unlucky! I travel to and from France onc...

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by richcandy
Tue Aug 02, 2016 2:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: At what airports can you make Int'l connections w/out customs
Replies: 46
Views: 6201

Re: At what airports can you make Int'l connections w/out customs

Not sure many people connect from one international flight to another at an airport in the US. Hundreds of thousands, if not a few million do it every year. Mostly at the southern hubs like IAH, MIA, DFW, ATL, LAX. Last time I was at IAH they even have special lanes dedicated to intl2intl passenger...

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by richcandy
Tue Aug 02, 2016 2:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Bizarre Experience at PMI
Replies: 22
Views: 3200

Re: Bizarre Experience at PMI

Until fairly recently it was unusual for the French to check UK passports.

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by richcandy
Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Heatwave
Replies: 23
Views: 3271

Re: London Heatwave

90F! Haha And the 3 inches of snow that shuts down ops. And it never happens, but happens every year. You're a world city London...get some AC and buy a snow shovel :) No it doesn't happen every year. This winter London had no real snow fall, in fact it only got below zero a few times. Other cities...

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by richcandy
Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Heathrow Airport Designs Revealed
Replies: 40
Views: 11478

Re: New Heathrow Airport Designs Revealed

It is not a case of "Not In My Back Yard", it is a case of demolishing an entire community; homes, schools, shops etc. I presume it won't be your home or business being demolished to make way for it But people would get a lot of money to move away. Way more than they need to build a new h...

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by richcandy
Tue Jul 19, 2016 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Heatwave
Replies: 23
Views: 3271

Re: London Heatwave

Yes but LAS is used to it London is not. It rarely goes below zero or over 30c, so when it does it makes the news.

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by richcandy
Wed Jul 06, 2016 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/16: Let's go fly a kite ...
Replies: 205
Views: 25577

Re: Irish 9/16: Let's go fly a kite ...

I never posted much on this forum but I used to read it a couple of times a day. With the changes to the new software I find it more difficult to follow, the amounts of adverts are a bit distracting and there just don't seam to be anywhere close to the same number of posts.

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by richcandy
Fri Jun 24, 2016 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/16: Let's go fly a kite ...
Replies: 205
Views: 25577

Re: Irish 9/16: Let's go fly a kite ...

So, UK voted for the Brexit and now I am wondering what affects this will have on Irish Aviation, will we see more flights into DUB and will FR have to cut back UK services? Thanks No one knows and that's the sad thing. Just over half the UK population voted to leave the EU with no idea what that r...

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by richcandy
Thu Jun 23, 2016 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Announce AMS-DUB
Replies: 26
Views: 5544

Re: KLM Announce AMS-DUB

It's suprising that they have served the U.K very well but didn't have anything to Ireland until this announcement. What is the chance of ORK getting KL now that they are starting flights to DUB? Indeed I would think ORK much more likely than SNN, though they might as well go full on into the Irish...

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by richcandy
Thu Jun 16, 2016 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans-European Flights on Legacy Carriers
Replies: 6
Views: 1664

Re: Trans-European Flights on Legacy Carriers

The low cost carries have changed the way people travel and even live. People now expect little to no service, but a cheap fare. People have voted with their wallets and the legacy carriers have had to reduce their fares and service levels to compete. 20 or 30 years ago many leisure travellers trave...

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by richcandy
Wed Jun 15, 2016 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM unveils 'Orange Pride' Livery on 777-300ER
Replies: 55
Views: 14923

Re: KLM unveils 'Orange Pride' Livery on 777-300ER

I really like.

Do we know where the KLM blue colour came from, its not the same blue as on the Dutch flag?

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by richcandy
Tue May 17, 2016 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA And The CSeries: Missed Opportunities At LCY?
Replies: 24
Views: 7222

RE: BA And The CSeries: Missed Opportunities At LCY?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/AirbusA6" class="quote" target="_blank">AirbusA6</a> (<a href="#18" class="quote">Reply 18</a>):<br/><i>And ordinary people live around it as we...

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by richcandy
Tue May 17, 2016 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA And The CSeries: Missed Opportunities At LCY?
Replies: 24
Views: 7222

RE: BA And The CSeries: Missed Opportunities At LCY?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/LAX772LR" class="quote" target="_blank">LAX772LR</a> (<a href="#16" class="quote">Reply 16</a>):<br/><i>Interesting. Any stated reason?</i></fon...

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by richcandy
Mon May 16, 2016 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA And The CSeries: Missed Opportunities At LCY?
Replies: 24
Views: 7222

RE: BA And The CSeries: Missed Opportunities At LCY?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/AviatorW6" class="quote" target="_blank">AviatorW6</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>As far as I know Privatair (and a...

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by richcandy
Tue May 03, 2016 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Returns To LAX May 4th
Replies: 24
Views: 8607

RE: Aer Lingus Returns To LAX May 4th

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/g500" class="quote" target="_blank">g500</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Ethiopian may have lowe...

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by richcandy
Thu Apr 21, 2016 10:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU Citizens Fear Brexit More Than People In The UK
Replies: 202
Views: 8457

RE: EU Citizens Fear Brexit More Than People In The UK

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/OA260" class="quote" target="_blank">OA260</a> (<a href="#12" class="quote">Reply 12</a>):<br/><i>Well the leave campaigners and some on here pr...

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