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by GBNWB
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britains First Sharia Airline
Replies: 121
Views: 16415

Re: Britains First Sharia Airline

Are cans of Heineken or Tiger included in the ticket price or is it BOB?

Screw flying home from a holiday without a beer.

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by GBNWB
Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to Open 15 Routes from The Ukraine
Replies: 40
Views: 6316

Re: Ryanair to Open 15 Routes from The Ukraine

What kind of 'tourism' do you expect from Western Europe to Ukraine? In my opinion it's more from "Ukraine" to the rest of the EU. Ukraine is depressing and I really don't know of many people that have a desire to visit. European tourists are better off getting a visa to visit Russia and ...

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by GBNWB
Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to Open 15 Routes from The Ukraine
Replies: 40
Views: 6316

Re: Ryanair to Open 15 Routes from The Ukraine

What kind of 'tourism' do you expect from Western Europe to Ukraine? In my opinion it's more from "Ukraine" to the rest of the EU. Ukraine is depressing and I really don't know of many people that have a desire to visit. European tourists are better off getting a visa to visit Russia and ...

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by GBNWB
Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to Open 15 Routes from The Ukraine
Replies: 40
Views: 6316

Re: Ryanair to Open 10 Routes from The Ukraine

Good choice of routes.... All of them should be succesful. Ryanair are officially entering Wizzair territory. Wizzair should retaliate and start flying their A321s from Manchester, Glasgow and Birmingham to the Canaries... :) As Wizz don't fly to MAN they are no use to me, but do they not charge yo...

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by GBNWB
Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time to Change "Compliance with All Crewmember Instructions"?
Replies: 103
Views: 8423

Re: Time to Change "Compliance with All Crewmember Instructions"?

Super80Fan wrote:
GBNWB wrote:
How is this even a thing? If a cabin crew member tells you to do something, do it.


If they demand to have sex with you or touch you, are passengers required to comply?


Such a puerile question doesn’t justify a response.

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by GBNWB
Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time to Change "Compliance with All Crewmember Instructions"?
Replies: 103
Views: 8423

Re: Time to Change "Compliance with All Crewmember Instructions"?

How is this even a thing? If a cabin crew member tells you to do something, do it. If you feel their request was unreasonable then send a letter to the airline when you are home. It is the same as people remonstrating with the police then complaining they got Tazed. You are not in charge on an aircr...

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by GBNWB
Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's newest gaffe: flew dog to NRT instead of MCI
Replies: 81
Views: 8264

Re: UA's newest gaffe: flew dog to NRT instead of MCI

Will the UPS man not just drop it off at the hotel or wherever just like they do when a bag misses a connection? Why is it a big deal, AA and BA have lost my bag loads of times, always turns up eventually.

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by GBNWB
Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time to Change "Compliance with All Crewmember Instructions"?
Replies: 103
Views: 8423

Re: Time to Change "Compliance with All Crewmember Instructions"?

The US is screwed, the lunatics really have taken over the asylum. I have never had a problem with a flight attendant on the hundreds of AA flights I have taken, neither have I on BA, Easy or anyone else. The US seems to be ever increasingly full of liberal entitled people who think they are someone...

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by GBNWB
Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Astana Heathrow flight increase
Replies: 7
Views: 1541

Re: Air Astana Heathrow flight increase

Think BA operated this route with a B767. will BA be watching this route closely now? With the new A321s coming in could this be a potential future route? Bo)am BA were flying the route some days with a ZFW on a 767 of like 105T. The thing was empty. I’m not sure if the economy of Kazakhstan has im...

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by GBNWB
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 48306

Re: MAN news - 2018

Terminal 3 is becoming a bit of an embarrassment to be honest when compared to the likes of T5 LHR. Is there a date for when's it is going to be flattened? When you arrive back at MAN from LHR and have to drag your carry on up and down a load of dirty dark and gloomy stairwells it feels like you hav...

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by GBNWB
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Carbon tax
Replies: 43
Views: 1580

Re: Carbon tax

You would have a job getting a train from Glasgow to Tenerife or Crete though. I wouldn't fancy it from Leeds to Marrakesh either to be honest. Let's just leave it to the markets to sort out without govt interference.

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by GBNWB
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Carbon tax
Replies: 43
Views: 1580

Re: Carbon tax

Aviation will become more efficient in order to cut costs without interference from the state.

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by GBNWB
Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair CEO warns Brexit may force UK shareholders to sell
Replies: 86
Views: 4672

Re: Ryanair CEO warns Brexit may force UK shareholders to sell

They sound very nasty these EU types, seems to me a good job we are leaving. If they make it hard for us to go to Spain then screw them, we will fly to the USA. The Anglosphere is large and friendly.

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by GBNWB
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Cabin Crew Behaving Very Badly During Layovers
Replies: 69
Views: 13632

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 GBNWB
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Carbon tax
Replies: 43
Views: 1580

Re: Carbon tax

You can drive through all of Europe from the top of Norway down all the way to africa if you want to. Times the limit. Many Europeans are on holiday drives. From the UK you can take a ferry over to the European mainland and start your journey. Driving all over Europe doesn't sound too fun or relaxi...

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by GBNWB
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Carbon tax
Replies: 43
Views: 1580

Re: Carbon tax

I go on holiday several times a year but I am not rich. I work a hell of a lot of overtime and search for good deals. When I find one I book it. Does anyone outside the USA actually go on holiday in their car? There is nowhere to go in a car from the UK for a start, you have to drive for several da...

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by GBNWB
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Carbon tax
Replies: 43
Views: 1580

Re: Carbon tax

I go on holiday several times a year but I am not rich. I work a hell of a lot of overtime and search for good deals. When I find one I book it. Does anyone outside the USA actually go on holiday in their car? There is nowhere to go in a car from the UK for a start, you have to drive for several day...

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by GBNWB
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman berates flight attendant loses job
Replies: 54
Views: 9179

Re: Woman berates flight attendant loses job

There must be more to it than what was on the video as surely no one would get sacked for what we just saw. She must have been running her mouth at the flight attendant a bit more.

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by GBNWB
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Carbon tax
Replies: 43
Views: 1580

Re: Carbon tax

Why would you want to make flying more expensive? Our governments already waste far too much of our money, let's not give them any more to squander.
We need to address deforestation not tax people going for a week of sun in Lanzarote.

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by GBNWB
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: the future of the jet bridge
Replies: 29
Views: 4827

Re: the future of the jet bridge

I have been on many Ryanair flights and the only place I can remember them using a jet bridge was in Gran Canaria. Are there many other places they use one?

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by GBNWB
Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United denies boarding to an Emotional Support Peacock
Replies: 112
Views: 22532

Re: United denies boarding to an Emotional Support Peacock

This all sounds very made up to me, you don’t see anyone in UK airports hauling animals around. I’m sat at MAN as we speak and there isn’t a peacock in sight. I wouldn’t be overly happy about sitting near a dog on an aircraft. I would put up with it if a guy was blind but otherwise I’d be thinking i...

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by GBNWB
Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United denies boarding to an Emotional Support Peacock
Replies: 112
Views: 22532

Re: United denies boarding to an Emotional Support Peacock

I have never even heard of an emotional support animal. I get that guide dogs are handy to help blind folks cross the street and people with gammy legs have dogs that fetch them stuff and open doors etc, but if you can't leave the house without taking an animal with you then you probably need to sit...

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by GBNWB
Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways and the 767
Replies: 100
Views: 18354

Re: British Airways and the 767

NWX did some sort of tanker trials about 10 years ago if I remember rightly, can anyone remember what that was?

Where is VV701 when you need him?

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by GBNWB
Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How could BA continue a prestigious London-New York experience?
Replies: 125
Views: 19934

Re: How could BA continue a prestigious London-New York experience?

Yup I understand why we have the red eyes, but they still suck! The BA183 is the most pleasant westbound, you can arrive at a time conducive with going to bed rather than at noon! Not having to get up at 4:30am is always a bonus!

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by GBNWB
Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways and the 767
Replies: 100
Views: 18354

Re: British Airways and the 767

The BA 767 fleet has fascinated me since I was a kid. Whilst everyone was interested in Concorde, I just loved the 767s.

I will be gutted when beautiful old G-BNWB is no longer around.

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by GBNWB
Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How could BA continue a prestigious London-New York experience?
Replies: 125
Views: 19934

Re: How could BA continue a prestigious London-New York experience?

Hourly service? Er..... There’s a reason that there is only one daylight eastbound flight and all the rest across the evening. That’s when people want to fly. An hourly service on long haul is a crackers idea. All those B744 flights departing JFK with a 30 min gap into the late evening do so to ser...

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by GBNWB
Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet in 2018
Replies: 36
Views: 6326

Re: EasyJet in 2018

Venice has already been a base for a while . There’s expansion at Southend . Most challenges will be with Tegel . Also according to news next worldwide hub will be at Tegel. Also rumours that easy got slots from monarch at Manchester for expansion . Also added to this they’ll introduce a321neo . Qu...

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by GBNWB
Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Restoring the LHR - LGW Helicopter link
Replies: 60
Views: 7892

Re: Restoring the LHR - LGW Helicopter link

@skipness1E, yeah that is interesting, to be honest I only ever fly to LHR on BA so was just a guess.

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by GBNWB
Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Restoring the LHR - LGW Helicopter link
Replies: 60
Views: 7892

Re: Restoring the LHR - LGW Helicopter link

British Airways is 50% of Heathrow though and is by far the most important airline. Add into the mix AA, EI and IB and it is a huge chunk of the daily capacity. I would be interested how many people on say Delta into LHR are connecting onto other Skyteam services or United onto Lufthansa. I would ha...

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by GBNWB
Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Restoring the LHR - LGW Helicopter link
Replies: 60
Views: 7892

Re: Restoring the LHR - LGW Helicopter link

Why will it ever be needed? Could you give a few examples of high yielding business routes where BA are losing money because those services are run from LGW with no connections to their prime money making WTP+ and Club World seats at Heathrow from the USA? Or do you envisage it will be used by Manch...

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by GBNWB
Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Restoring the LHR - LGW Helicopter link
Replies: 60
Views: 7892

Re: Restoring the LHR - LGW Helicopter link

I live in Manchester and in 2013 BA stopped the LGW-MAN service. As such I no longer use BA LGW. It hardly matters though as MAN-LGW-BGI for example is no more convenient than MAN-PHL-BGI, and a VS, TCX, TOM and whoever else MAN-BGI direct is yet better still. If I want to redeem Avios how is MAN-LH...

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by GBNWB
Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Numbers GB Air
Replies: 4
Views: 512

Re: Flight Numbers GB Air

Were you from Heathrow or Gatwick? Also do you know the date?

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by GBNWB
Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Numbers GB Air
Replies: 4
Views: 512

Re: Flight Numbers GB Air

BA6938 out and BA6939 back.

Looking at the 28/10/2001-30/03/2002 timetable there are outbound flights only from LGW North Terminal but a return flight to LHR T1. Someone else might be able to explain why as I can't work it out.

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by GBNWB
Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are you prepared BA ? Heavy freezing fog forecast.
Replies: 40
Views: 8425

Re: Are you prepared BA ? Heavy freezing fog forecast.

From that list it seems no 767 operated flights are cancelled as yet.

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by GBNWB
Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta returns Cuba frequencies
Replies: 14
Views: 5511

Re: Delta returns Cuba frequencies

The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office website has the following.... Travelling to Cuba from the USA Travelling for tourism reasons directly from the USA to Cuba isn’t allowed under US law. The law applies to US nationals and all foreign nationals who are either resident in the USA, or travelling th...

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by GBNWB
Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM pilots will take their caps off
Replies: 132
Views: 22718

Re: KLM pilots will take their caps off

Isn't the short sleeved white dress shirt with epaulets enough... In n emergency, big or small, possibly not. I know that "authority" is a dirty word these days, but in a crowd the cap represents the authority of the rank. It also means that more people stand the chance of knowing who is ...

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by GBNWB
Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR Christmas ad
Replies: 33
Views: 4294

Re: LHR Christmas ad

Is there anything the British love more than nostalgia. Maybe, emotional manipulation by for profit companies? Don`t like the Brits, their companies, or both? Don`t hold back, say what you really think, this is the forum for it........ I like both fine. But let’s be frank. When companies create ads...

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by GBNWB
Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do Flight Attendants Know if a Passenger is Underage?
Replies: 57
Views: 8653

Re: Do Flight Attendants Know if a Passenger is Underage?

I've seen it happen to another passenger on a United Airlines international flight, the passenger did look young but produced some ID and all was sorted without much bother. Of the hundreds of flights I have taken on AA I will have had a beer on almost every one of them and have never been asked fo...

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by GBNWB
Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do Flight Attendants Know if a Passenger is Underage?
Replies: 57
Views: 8653

Re: Do Flight Attendants Know if a Passenger is Underage?

Of the hundreds of flights I have taken on AA I will have had a beer on almost every one of them and have never been asked for ID. The only place I get asked for ID in the USA without fail is at the grocery store. What is the point in that? How many 20 year olds are there that look 40? I guess it is...

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by GBNWB
Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do Flight Attendants Know if a Passenger is Underage?
Replies: 57
Views: 8653

Re: Do Flight Attendants Know if a Passenger is Underage?

I was served many beers back when I was 16 and 17 on BA flights to the USA. No one ever asked for ID.

Same in English pubs back then, providing you didn't cause any trouble they turned a blind eye.

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by GBNWB
Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA F/A canned over snapchat remarks about Nigerians
Replies: 71
Views: 11180

Re: BA F/A canned over snapchat remarks about Nigerians

The comment is foolish especially when identifying yourself. It is hardly offensive though.

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by GBNWB
Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair running out of pilots? FR cancels 110 flights (09/12)
Replies: 163
Views: 27663

Re: Ryanair running out of pilots? FR cancels 110 flights (09/12)

I have a FR MAN-BCN booked for the weekend. Should it be cancelled and I can't get hold of FR, I will book on Vueling. Am i entitled to the money back if I book without speaking to Ryanair first? If so, am I entitled to 225 Euros, and the cost of the Vueling flight? I take it I wouldn't get the mon...

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by GBNWB
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New BA route to be announced tomorrow?
Replies: 122
Views: 17820

Re: New BA route to be announced tomorrow?

ZuluTime wrote:
a destination BA hasn't flown for a while - MAN-JFK?


Such a shame old G-BNWH is now in the Victor Valley.

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by GBNWB
Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair running out of pilots? FR cancels 110 flights (09/12)
Replies: 163
Views: 27663

Re: Ryanair running out of pilots? FR cancels 110 flights (09/12)

To be fair, I have been Platinum on American for 10 years or so and therefore I prefer to fly BA whenever possible from the UK, but I have been on about 30 or so Ryanair flights and never had a problem. They have a decent on time record, fly to interesting places and only charge you £50 return to do...

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by GBNWB
Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair running out of pilots? FR cancels 110 flights (09/12)
Replies: 163
Views: 27663

Re: Ryanair running out of pilots? FR cancels 110 flights (09/12)

I have a FR MAN-BCN booked for the weekend. Should it be cancelled and I can't get hold of FR, I will book on Vueling. Am i entitled to the money back if I book without speaking to Ryanair first? If so, am I entitled to 225 Euros, and the cost of the Vueling flight? I take it I wouldn't get the mone...

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by GBNWB
Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SXM: Maho Beach Road to be rerouted following fatality
Replies: 67
Views: 13758

Re: SXM: Maho Beach Road to be rerouted following fatality

There are signs all over the fence. That should be sufficient to stop you holding onto it when a 767 is taking off. If you decide to disregard the sign and hold onto the fence behind a departing 767 then there is a fair chance you may be injured. The protection is there already, people just decide t...

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by GBNWB
Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ElAl not allowed to (force) move passengers anymore.
Replies: 48
Views: 8149

Re: ElAl not allowed to (force) move passengers anymore.

We live in a world where people are still killing other people because they believe their imaginary friend is better than the other fella's imaginary friend. It is therefore no surprise that some crack pot is sat on a plane with a bin bag on his head or some other crack pot wont sit next to a woman ...

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by GBNWB
Tue May 30, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair plans more aggressive expansion as profit edges up
Replies: 44
Views: 6416

Re: Ryanair plans more aggressive expansion as profit edges up

I have been to Spain 4 times on FR this year and have not paid more than £60 return for a trip. In Spain beer is the same price as it is in Tesco in Manchester.

I did MAN-LPA-MAN return for £49 last week. I have 3 more cheap trips booked for the Autumn.

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by GBNWB
Mon May 22, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA LHR Paint Shop
Replies: 28
Views: 6409

Re: BA LHR Paint Shop

Some of the 767s were painted at AMS so it seems BA will use a multitude of paint shops to get things done.

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by GBNWB
Sun May 21, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA LHR Paint Shop
Replies: 28
Views: 6409

Re: BA LHR Paint Shop

I think he meant that as BA retire their last 767 next September the chances of a 767 being painted into the Landor livery is minimal without the LHR paint shop.

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