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by richcandy
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fixed airfares - is it possible? Should airlines be regulated again?
Replies: 7
Views: 1104

Re: Fixed airfares - is it possible? Should airlines be regulated again?

Thirty years ago airlines had their fares set by governments. Example If TWA or BA wanted to offer a special sale fare between the US and UK the fare had to be approved by both UK and US authorities. Fares between European cities on the various national carriers were a mirror image of each other, wh...

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by richcandy
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 20672

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

Will we ever see a Qantas nonstop/one stop flight from DUB to PER? There is a lot of demand IMO. There might be a lot of demand but it comes down to what the passengers will pay. A lot of passengers that travel from Ireland to Australia are travelling on holiday or to visit friends and relations. T...

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by richcandy
Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future U.S. Expansion Possibilities For Aer Lingus
Replies: 113
Views: 12252

Re: Future U.S. Expansion Possibilities For Aer Lingus

IMO, EI needs to be careful not to place all of its eggs in one basket (i.e. the US). How about some diversification (albeit still within 'North America'), like MEX ? :crossfingers: Cheers, C. Maybe too much of a risk for EI. There are lots of Irish people who have friends and family in the USA or ...

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by richcandy
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 68807

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

This has probably been covered..but how many if any Qantas flights will route via dxb from Australia to London? None, QF1/2 is now routed through SIN Could QF operate DRW-LHR non-stop? If so would feeding traffic from say ADL/CNS/CBR/SYD via DRW to Europe be something that might be considered rathe...

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by richcandy
Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks
Replies: 236
Views: 26679

Re: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks

OA260 wrote:
HU 751 C 12JUL DUBEDI 0800 0910 TH


Have you booked this?

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by richcandy
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Braniff Concorde Timetable/service
Replies: 5
Views: 1098

Re: Braniff Concorde Timetable/service

Thank you

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by richcandy
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Braniff Concorde Timetable/service
Replies: 5
Views: 1098

Braniff Concorde Timetable/service

Hi I know that there are lots of Concorde topics but please excuse just one more. Does anyone know what the schedule and flight numbers for the IAD-DFW Braniff Concorde service? Also I know that Braniff printed their own safety cards for the Concorde service and I’ve seen menus. But does anyone have...

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by richcandy
Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did PanAm feed its network?
Replies: 100
Views: 10426

Re: How did PanAm feed its network?

Do PAM AM have freedom of flight within EU? Can't remember what happened with Pan Am but when I was a travel agent in the 1990's we used to sell seats from LHR-Germany on flights operated by United. There was a company called German Travel Service who had "nett or contact/non published fares&q...

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by richcandy
Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 9-seater plane in Rajasthan and royal treatments at Taj palaces
Replies: 14
Views: 5459

Re: 9-seater plane in Rajasthan and royal treatments at Taj palaces

Thanks for posting this. Amazing photos.

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by richcandy
Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Joon to take over Air France Mumbai service
Replies: 32
Views: 5753

Re: Joon to take over Air France Mumbai service

If Air France use an aircraft with an older business class and don't offer a first class product, does this mean that CDG-BOM is really a route they make much money from? At least in business class.

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by richcandy
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Cabin Crew Behaving Very Badly During Layovers
Replies: 69
Views: 13577

Re: British Airways Cabin Crew Behaving Very Badly During Layovers

As someone who lived in the U.K. for a while, I'm not very surprised. There is definitely a culture of heavy drinking there and not only among the younger generation. .......thanks for that......Nothing like a good ole sweeping generalisation to inflame opinions. If you could let me know which coun...

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by richcandy
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...
Replies: 258
Views: 23747

Re: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...

Ugh, why is CX going to fly from T1? Can T2 seriously not fit a 3 - 4x weekly 359 flight, even though it's like, 7 years old? This is a pioneering and important service - IMO, the DAA should be trying to make this service as successful as possible. Cheers, C. The choice of terminal will not impact ...

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by richcandy
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's an AA 321T or a 319-O?
Replies: 10
Views: 2906

Re: What's an AA 321T or a 319-O?

Themotionman wrote:
321T is the code for the transcontinental fleet that have reverse herringbone First, Business and MC. Mainly flying JFK-LAX, SFO-JFK and a few others.


Thank you.

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by richcandy
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's an AA 321T or a 319-O?
Replies: 10
Views: 2906

What's an AA 321T or a 319-O?

Hi

I know that an AA 319-EOW is a 319 that can be used over extend areas of water (but not etops) but what do the following codes refer to?

AA 321T
AA 319 -O

Also are there any other aircraft codes like this that might be unique to AA?

Thanks

Alex

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by richcandy
Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA only one daily JNB-LHR with new A333
Replies: 53
Views: 8839

Re: SAA only one daily JNB-LHR with new A333

South Africa from the UK always seams a bit of a strange market. It used to be (might still) that LHR-JNB was a good market for BA mainly with business passengers. If thats the case why does SA not do better on the route. Cape Town used to be (might still be) more of a leisure destination and BA cur...

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by richcandy
Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Hawaii see Flights to Europe?
Replies: 70
Views: 8066

Re: Will Hawaii see Flights to Europe?

I "think" Hawaii for most europeans is part of a multi destination trip to the States. In other words most Europeans who visit Hawaii will also spend time in mainland USA before or after Hawaii. Years ago people said that a direct LON-LAS would never work and it clearly does. So who know m...

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by richcandy
Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Current Scheduled technical / refueling stops
Replies: 17
Views: 1820

Re: Current Scheduled technical / refueling stops

ET certainly have passenger traffic rights from DUB to LAX - and they frequently advertise their services and fares here. Flight timings are not especially convenient and EI once again serve LAX also. Don't know about DUB to ADD but demand would not be high. DUB-ADD might not be, but do actively ma...

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by richcandy
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 319 EOW
Replies: 27
Views: 6521

Re: AA 319 EOW

One last question whats an AA 319 O? (Non over water 319?)

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by richcandy
Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 319 EOW
Replies: 27
Views: 6521

Re: AA 319 EOW

Thanks everyone.

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by richcandy
Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 319 EOW
Replies: 27
Views: 6521

AA 319 EOW

Hi Yesterday I flew TPA-DCA on an AA319 that had EOW printed on the safety card. I understand that means extended range overwater. On another site it said that EOW aircraft have life vests and other equipment for over water flights. Does this mean that some 319’s are not fitted with life vests? If s...

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by richcandy
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/18: Bliain nua, Speireachtai nua ...
Replies: 194
Views: 22482

Re: Irish 1/18: Bliain nua, Speireachtai nua ...

Checked my archives and they only used Waterford Crystal from 1996. Interesting! What is also interesting is that the eBay listing is one single glass and it's on for about €50! I think that's extortion... :) (And €34.19 postage!) Always the way when you get something that appeals to two groups of ...

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by richcandy
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/18: Bliain nua, Speireachtai nua ...
Replies: 194
Views: 22482

Re: Irish 1/18: Bliain nua, Speireachtai nua ...

Checked my archives and they only used Waterford Crystal from 1996. Interesting! What is also interesting is that the eBay listing is one single glass and it's on for about €50! I think that's extortion... :) I think I should have dropped a few in my bag back then ;) Yup, they had 3 classes up unti...

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by richcandy
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/18: Bliain nua, Speireachtai nua ...
Replies: 194
Views: 22482

Re: Irish 1/18: Bliain nua, Speireachtai nua ...

Skyblue39 wrote:
I think the EI102/EI103 ran for 2 successive summers on B752


Thank you.

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by richcandy
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/18: Bliain nua, Speireachtai nua ...
Replies: 194
Views: 22482

Re: Irish 1/18: Bliain nua, Speireachtai nua ...

Sorry last historical question did EI operate DUB-SNN-BOS-ORD? If so when and does anyone have the schedule?

Thanks again

Alex

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by richcandy
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/18: Bliain nua, Speireachtai nua ...
Replies: 194
Views: 22482

Re: Irish 1/18: Bliain nua, Speireachtai nua ...

Slightly odd questions with regards to EI product. Looking on ebay the other day I saw some Waterford Crystal Aer Lingus Premier glasses. (I didn’t bid. Significant other would be bouncing of the walls and I think I have some in a box somewhere) Did EI always have Waterford Crystal glasses in their ...

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by richcandy
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/18: Bliain nua, Speireachtai nua ...
Replies: 194
Views: 22482

Re: Irish 1/18: Bliain nua, Speireachtai nua ...

How many years did the eastbound daytime service last?

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by richcandy
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Business class vs economy: how plane food compares on 10 major airlines
Replies: 14
Views: 1929

Re: Business class vs economy: how plane food compares on 10 major airlines

No too sure about the VS upper class meal. I am guessing they have picked this one for effect

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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: 4385

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: 3514

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: 16764

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: 97
Views: 4257

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: 2100

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: 252

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: 12582

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: 5626

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: 40183

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: 40183

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: 40183

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: 3081

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: 3081

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: 11539

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: 12651

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: 4598

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: 4598

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: 20322

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: 2552

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: 1059

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: 3110

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: 22253

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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