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by mutu
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 521
Views: 42071

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

[quote="

I would think 66% LF is bad, regardless of the time of year. Just my opinion though. Maybe the front was filled at good fares.[/quote]

CAA May 2018 data states there were 8049 departing pax LHR-MSY compared to 5905 in May 17. Moving in the right direction.

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by mutu
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways announces commitment for 3 more 77W's
Replies: 75
Views: 15792

Re: British Airways announces commitment for 3 more 77W's

WOW! An order of THREE planes! That's quite a shopping spree by IAG's standards. A few days ago they bought TWO Airbus 330s for LEVEL as well. Well to provide some context, in the past 5 years BA has taken delivery of 12xA380, 28x787 series, 6x77W, 8xE190,10xA320 CEO and 3xA320 neo, and remaining o...

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by mutu
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TWA "For the best of America" slogan?
Replies: 24
Views: 2602

Re: TWA "For the best of America" slogan?

I can remember on-board advertising on the IFE "Find out how good we really are...Today's TWA"

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by mutu
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian reports profit in Q2
Replies: 22
Views: 3831

Re: Norwegian reports profit in Q2

IAG holds a 4.61% interest as announced to relevant stock exchanges. Curios that there isn't a 4.61% shareholder, but then this holding may in fact be held via nominee(s). JP Morgan plus 1 other?

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by mutu
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposal: Flying Trains
Replies: 36
Views: 4342

Re: Proposal: Flying Trains

Didn't we have a Skytrain already?

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by mutu
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 521
Views: 42071

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

Another solid month in May for the BA flight. UK CAA posted stats, and they show a 36% increase over last May in the number of pax. This translated to a 85.5% load factor on the route using the 788 seat count. http://caa.co.uk/uploadedFiles/CAA/Content/Standard_Content/Data_and_analysis/Datasets/Ai...

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by mutu
Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: £80 million investment plan for Edinburgh Airport
Replies: 141
Views: 15168

Re: £80 million investment plan for Edinburgh Airport

I would rather walk through retail space than pay extra airport charges levied to replace lost retail revenue. At least some of these terminal have a character (like it or not) and are not just people processing machines otherwise soul-less. And where are the (same) criticisms of DXB SIN HKG SYD etc...

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by mutu
Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 561
Views: 100636

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

I suspect the issue for Airbus is that the BA possible order just isn't big enough to make a difference. They appear to have settled on a production rate based around EK orders outstanding and that production rate satisfies both EK delivery time frames AND minimises production losses per frame. An a...

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by mutu
Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO says don’t overbuild “797”; skeptical on hypersonic airliner
Replies: 77
Views: 16822

Re: Delta CEO says don’t overbuild “797”; skeptical on hypersonic airliner

Everything about the 797 is achieving a certain performance at a sellable price. That’s why Concorde was invaluable to BA and the prices they could charge Super/ hypersonic travel is just a matter of time The Concorde was sold to BA for a subsidized negligible amount of money. If they had to pay wh...

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by mutu
Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai
Replies: 121
Views: 20213

Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai

?[/quote] It's also important to note that BA has done what they can to prevent LHR from trading slots in order to set up a connecting bank structure, so VS has a lot of slots scattered throughout the day. This means they are very local dependent and it also means that DL is more and more likely to ...

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by mutu
Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai
Replies: 121
Views: 20213

Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai

we will never know the commercial factors actually behind this but I imagine more profit elsewhere by redeploying the frame/slot to a DL/VS TATL route. Also any feed at LHR may be from DL who are opening up direct to DXB? And yields aren't great given the huge EK operation ex UK. So all or some of t...

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by mutu
Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress
Replies: 129
Views: 15629

Re: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress

Has anyone seen any projections on how long it will take to make up for the costs involved? Hard to do this to great accuracy I know but even a rough projection would be interesting. Where is the money for this coming from and what will need to be dropped to pay for this instead? The NHS isn't in g...

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by mutu
Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian launches LGW-TPA
Replies: 37
Views: 4935

Re: Norwegian launches LGW-TPA

Wonder how BA. Will react to this. Get the popcorn and watch the show begin I am more concerned what this might do to VS LGW operations actually. How so? VS has had long enough to start TPA and could have made a go of LGW/MAN on their own terms. Further marginalizing their relevance in the London s...

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by mutu
Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian launches LGW-TPA
Replies: 37
Views: 4935

Re: Norwegian launches LGW-TPA

airtrantpa wrote:
Wonder how BA. Will react to this. Get the popcorn and watch the show begin


I am more concerned what this might do to VS LGW operations actually.

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by mutu
Mon May 21, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 156
Views: 31728

Re: EK pilot shortage, now a safety concern

Hmmm, so somebody will do more than 8-hour duty with only one spare pilot during a 16- hour flight? Yup, totally in line with what every Euro legacy carrier has been doing for years! 4 was luxury, 3 is economic reality! Can you provide some detail? I hadn't realised this was the case for EVERY Euro...

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by mutu
Fri May 18, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's position in NYC
Replies: 106
Views: 12399

Re: AA's position in NYC

Cointrin330 wrote:

AA has four rotations between JFK and LHR. 2 x 772 and 2 x 773.


Oh, well that would of course be totally impossible to do then and I stand corrected..

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by mutu
Fri May 18, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's position in NYC
Replies: 106
Views: 12399

Re: AA's position in NYC

If co-location with BA on the NYLON is that important to him, the short term move would seem to be to move the 3 AA rotations from T8 to T7, and from T3 to T5. Its only one route, but a key route per the article!! (DL/VS did this for a time when DL split between T4 and T3 at LHR) And could easily be...

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by mutu
Thu May 17, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Spohr: OS to postpone long-haul fleet renewal
Replies: 78
Views: 10640

Re: LH Spohr: OS to postpone long-haul fleet renewal

Do all other bigger airlines already has modern Long Haul fleets nowdays? Or OS is the only one that still operates older Long Haul fleet? The BA 747s hold some age. They do. The oldest is 28 (but unlikely to last past this year) and the newest is 19. However unlike LH, IAG is allowing its subsidia...

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by mutu
Mon May 14, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways' 787. Missed Opportunity?
Replies: 19
Views: 5306

Re: British Airways' 787. Missed Opportunity?

Given the long lives of frames, investment decisions need to be based on some form of prediction of the future. With the rise of Longhaul LCC's (including IAG's own Level) it may be someone sees the future of network carriers as being more premium heavy than today, so smaller planes offering frequen...

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by mutu
Thu May 10, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes
Replies: 239
Views: 19140

Re: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes

I would imagine in the concentrated geographical regions of western Europe, airlines would actually welcome HSR growth so slots can be released to "profitable" flying rather than the yield-squeezed short hops so common there. I don't have general data but lets say BA has only recently got ...

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by mutu
Wed May 09, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on with a likely dispose of 140 aircraft out of Norwegian's fleet?
Replies: 19
Views: 6945

Re: What's going on with a likely dispose of 140 aircraft out of Norwegian's fleet?

Is IAG really interested in taking over DY because they want to continue DY's operations or is IAG attempting a takeover to shut down a low cost competitor? Great question. What makes it really interesting is that IAG invested and purchased almost 5% of Norweigan in mid APRIL. IAG seems to be hedgi...

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by mutu
Wed May 09, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways in talks to order Boeing Widebodies
Replies: 170
Views: 33684

Re: British Airways in talks to order Boeing Widebodies

[ In theory you are right. In practice though, BA is receiving rather poor ratings from customers especially in economy class. BA is battling low yields and low load factors on their long haul operations. .[/quote] Not sure that is the case is it? Load factors are rising month on month, as is premiu...

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by mutu
Wed May 09, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways announces 3 weekly LHR-DUR
Replies: 45
Views: 8673

Re: British Airways announces 3 weekly LHR-DUR

Finally. A wholly logical add, with connections at the London end. In my view, this is a real no-brainer, no-risk route that should never have been terminated in the first place. The IAG management are so, so conservative. There’s no other description for their strategy. They’re even putting almost...

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by mutu
Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 787-8 (G-ZBJE) down for 7 weeks
Replies: 28
Views: 12730

Re: BA 787-8 (G-ZBJE) down for 7 weeks

I THINK her engines are being subbed to other frames as they come in for engine checks re the RR issue. There are currently 2 787 gliders now at BA Engineering base

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by mutu
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando to London: Why no flights to Heathrow?
Replies: 68
Views: 8923

Re: Orlando to London: Why no flights to Heathrow?

BA is in a fairly weak position to start LHR for a few reasons: 1. MCO is probably the only route in the US where BA has any real competition and is third or fourth at best out of the MCO-UK market. VS and MT are flying 4-5 frequencies a day and both offer a much stronger product than BA and to man...

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by mutu
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines 787-10 configuration revealed
Replies: 54
Views: 10297

Re: United Airlines 787-10 configuration revealed

The seat map for the upcoming 787-10 for United Airlines has been leaked. In total it will have 318 seats 44 Polaris seats 21 Premium Economy 45 Economy Plus 208 Regular Economy https://www.ausbt.com.au/united-s-boeing-787-10-to-get-polaris-business-class-premium-economy?utm_source=hero This is whe...

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by mutu
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline callsigns
Replies: 23
Views: 3440

Re: Norwegian callsigns

British Airways uses:
Mainline: Speedbird
BA City Flyer: Flyer
BA domestic: Shuttle

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by mutu
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Alliances that Carriers not in an Alliance Would Join
Replies: 65
Views: 5589

Re: Airline Alliances that Carriers not in an Alliance Would Join

The most obvious has to be Virgin Atlantic and Skyteam. That's a marriage waiting to happen. Why? Simple. 49.9% Delta, 31% Air France/KLM. It's practically a Skyteam affiliate already so the join-up would be a no-brainer. Skyteam would also like a strong longhaul brand resident at LHR. waiting for ...

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by mutu
Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 587
Views: 48762

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

[/quote] Agreed. I think EK in AUS would steal enough of BA’s connecting traffic to kill the BA flight, which is not a positive in a market that is still trying to mature. I’m even nervous about the effect a daily flight to AMS would have.[/quote] A cursory look at a map might suggest moving to EK w...

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by mutu
Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 to expand JFK T5; possible connect to T7
Replies: 38
Views: 8406

Re: B6 to expand JFK T5; possible connect to T7

More info: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/jetblue-plans-new-terminal-at-new-york-jfk-439554/ The WSJ article says the BA Terminal 7 lease is good through 2022. 2022 is correct but this is not a drop dead date either. Provided relocation is possible (to T8) at that time or PANYNJ have co...

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by mutu
Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 69342

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

How many seats do they block...40, 50? The qantas 789 is lightly configured with only 236!seats. Of that only 160 are economy. They have also gone tonc considerable lengths to minimise weight. It is at the absolute edge of the aircrafts capabilities but they are confident they can do it. Does that ...

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by mutu
Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR - What is plan B?
Replies: 90
Views: 7919

Re: LHR - What is plan B?

As all the land is owned by Heathrow Airport, no one will build anything on the site without Heathrow consent. The public consultation for the build of T5 itself cost £1bn before a brick was laid. So no new (additional) terminals will be built by anyone before 3rd Runway decision is final, one way o...

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by mutu
Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar announces Gatwick twice daily from 23 May 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 3382

Re: Qatar announces Gatwick twice daily from 23 May 2018

BA has a fleet shortage made more acute by the 787 RR engine issues. So temporarily dropping DOH which is served multiple daily by OW partner (and shareholder) QR makes perfect cooperative sense. Nothing else going on here.

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by mutu
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 985
Views: 84382

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

LAX772LR wrote:
Metrocard wrote:
LAX772LR wrote:

BA was perfectly happy with a 789 into AUS, until DU showed up... then suddenly, a 744.
Leapfrogged the low-F 77E, high-F 77E, and 77W.

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A big IAG Cargo contract requires more belly than the 789 can offer, simple enough really.

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by mutu
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Changes to BA Frequent Flier Programme?
Replies: 6
Views: 1617

Re: Changes to BA Frequent Flier Programme?

As a BA frequent flyer this is potentially good news: My ability to get additional reward seats opened up "For a redemption premium" suits those of us with miles to burn!! Especially on much sought after F Class LHR/SYD where getting redemptions for a party of 3 or more is notoriously hard...

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by mutu
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alex Cruz " vows to make BA a premium carrier again "
Replies: 40
Views: 8194

Re: Alex Cruz " vows to make BA a premium carrier again "

Lies. Can't believe a word of that. A PR stunt with no substance. Only prices are premium at BA. well whilst I understand the sentiment of the comments above don't forget: BA is highly profitable as a European legacy carrier London market is hugely competitive UK LCC penetration is substantial comp...

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by mutu
Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is Flybe doing at Heathrow?
Replies: 26
Views: 5181

Re: How is Flybe doing at Heathrow?

Presumably, their intention is to upgauge to more suitable equipment if that looks like being sustainable. Can somebody remind us how many continuous seasons these flights have to be operated before they can switch to other routes? In the mean time, a Q400 for a marginal reduction in price wouldn't...

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by mutu
Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 664
Views: 166362

Re: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy

IAG cashed out its counter to pay BA's pension, almost destroyed IB, and now is in progress of rebranding it and making it disappear. A terrible example....[/quote] TOTAL TWADDLE. BA pays BAs pension contribution from its profits and cash and is now embarking on its own restructuring of the pension ...

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by mutu
Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which type of B777 do BA use on each of their LHR-DXB flights?
Replies: 26
Views: 3593

Re: Which type of B777 do BA use on each of their LHR-DXB flights?

[quote

The planes refitted next year will have 3-4-3 seating![/quote]

NOT necessarily, only some, although yes LGW sub fleet will all be converted

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by mutu
Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG's plans for Aer Lingus
Replies: 25
Views: 6915

Re: IAG's plans for Aer Lingus

Dont forget what Brexit might mean. EI+BA merge and/or BA's IAG separation included.... This makes no sense.....Ei is a EU carrier and BA wont be so they cant merge per se. Brexit is no issue for BA EI IAG or anyone else really one the parties agree the new ground rules. If Norwegian can use its UK...

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by mutu
Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First BA routes announced with high density seating
Replies: 59
Views: 15072

Re: First BA routes announced with high density seating

I often used BA (club world) for my transatlantic journeys. But now I guess I would prefer other airlines with less squeezed pax... In addition, being an european citizen, I guess I will give my money to someone that will (al least) try to stay in Europe. The vast majority of BA transatlantic route...

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by mutu
Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First BA routes announced with high density seating
Replies: 59
Views: 15072

Re: First BA routes announced with high density seating

[quote="aemoreira1981"]The competition from Norwegian is causing this. However, DY's planes are still 45t lighter. As for the Heathrow fleet, the 3-class 772s (but not the 4-class 772 or any of the 77Ws, which are all 4-class) are also scheduled for a 3-4-3 retrofit in Y (the 4-class plane...

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by mutu
Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First BA routes announced with high density seating
Replies: 59
Views: 15072

Re: First BA routes announced with high density seating

No, I mean Club Europe. A320s will go from 168 to 180 and A321s from 205 to 218. If there is one thing US carriers have got right it is their short haul F cabin. At least you get a much better hard product compared to the LCC Y seats Euro carriers are selling as J. Would rather sit in a comfortable...

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by mutu
Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's Next US Destination
Replies: 455
Views: 46452

Re: BA's Next US Destination

I do wonder why BA is starting all these routes and AA isn't. I guess it might be slot related? Maybe AA has higher costs? Does AA fly any international TATL flights from non hubs? For the old AA hub cities, you would have thought they would have been more likely than BA to start the route. Even if...

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by mutu
Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA invents new airport. "San Francisco Oakland"
Replies: 101
Views: 14373

Re: BA invents new airport. "San Francisco Oakland"

For many years BA used New York Newark for EWR until enough familiarity grew at the European/middle eastern end that Newark was good for New York. Similarly Washington Baltimore is now Baltimore. Very few people would be able to point out Oakland on a map (no slur intended) and would simply overlook...

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by mutu
Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sunday Times Article: ‘Anyone but British Airways’: turbulent times at the nation’s flag carrier
Replies: 50
Views: 12566

Re: Sunday Times Article: ‘Anyone but British Airways’: turbulent times at the nation’s flag carrier

I have never flown British Airways so I cannot offer an opinion, as I cannot have an opinion on something I don't personally know. However, as I am curious about flying BA Club World, I can understand where some of the perceptions, observations, photos, and travel experiences based on what I read h...

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by mutu
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian announces DEN-CDG
Replies: 51
Views: 9658

Re: Colorado offering incentives to start DEN-CDG

I kind of see this as a major fail on the part of the legacies if Norwegian starts DEN-CDG before either Star or Skyteam. The only legacy carrier that's actually been starting new TATL routes is BA and that's to keep out DY. So far, it seems to be working, but AF is a sitting duck. I can't remember...

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by mutu
Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair’s earnings growth continues: all-time high profit for Q2
Replies: 3
Views: 869

Re: Finnair’s earnings growth continues: all-time high profit for Q2

A decent airline sticking to what it does well and making a success of it. Long may it continue. well done AY

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by mutu
Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet pick Austria for the new AOC
Replies: 108
Views: 14015

Re: easyJet pick Austria for the new AOC

Hmmm I think Air France and Lufthansa will go for IAG first , BA will most likely be asset stripped and then dumped And then they'll go for easyJet unless most of its shareholders are EU nationals at that stage and the HQ and majority of staff are within the EU Just opening a base in Vienna isn't g...

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by mutu
Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA releases worst safety video ever?
Replies: 115
Views: 16315

Re: BA releases worst safety video ever?

Just for clarity you have NOT watched the new BA safety video. You have watched an extended Directors Cut/The Making of version which is not the product for release on 1 September on board. And yes it is about promoting YOUR safety AND raising awareness of Comic Relief. May I respectfully suggest yo...

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