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by Cunard
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK launches London Stansted
Replies: 88
Views: 15879

Re: EK launches London Stansted

For me the worst thing about STN is how CROWDED it is (though this could also apply to other London airports, particularly LTN). STN had 17M PAX in 2013 VS 26M PAX in 2017 (and growing) so those additional 8-9 million PAX per year are using the same space. Once you waste 5 minutes walking through t...

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by Cunard
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 747 will come to Las Vegas three times in January 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 1811

Re: KLM 747 will come to Las Vegas three times in January 2019

I'm surprised they don't fly there on a regular basis, given the amount of demand there is on this route. http://www.anna.aero/2016/02/24/skyscanner-unserved-route-amsterdam-las-vegas/ PS there is a slight error in this article. They say it's never been served before, but that's not true. TUIfly Ne...

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by Cunard
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern secures traffic rights to operate Beijing-London service
Replies: 12
Views: 2681

Re: China Southern secures traffic rights to operate Beijing-London service

I'd hope they'd use the A350, since it will come with the same Business Class seat as El Al's 787's. Both LHR and LGW could work for the airline. Considering that China Southern already fly from LHR it's not a case of ''could work for the airline'' it obviously does as they have been flying into LH...

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by Cunard
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Lufthansa Group longhaul destinations
Replies: 70
Views: 9165

Re: Next Lufthansa Group longhaul destinations

DTW-BER/RSW-FRA (LH) (EW) Current offering needs to gain footing before expanded (LX) RSW-ZRH *This part of FL is a huge hit with German/Austrian/Swiss Tourists and property owners here, so further growth in that market just makes sense. Home builds here are at new record levels, and the beaches ar...

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by Cunard
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM Br 330 next year fleet placement expectation
Replies: 21
Views: 2688

Re: LATAM Br 330 next year fleet placement expectation

as soon as the remaining 6 330 arrive the following changes are possible: 2 MAD 1 MCO 1 BCN 2 MEX 2 FCO both red eye . The new service GRU FCO red eye has 90% LF LHR 763 replaces 777 . Avianca will begin GRU LHR soon december i believe GRU LAS and BOS get morning departure the same as MCO nowadays ...

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by Cunard
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 15005

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

did anyone else catch the news that Primera have pulled the BHX-YYZ/BOS flights this year due to acft shortage. I guess they were using a National Airlines 757 for the EWR service but due to not having their new 321's delivered in time they are simply pulling the routes for now. Your two weeks late...

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by Cunard
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: In what order/aircraft did EK launch US routes?
Replies: 30
Views: 2551

Re: In what order/aircraft did EK launch US routes?

vorellanaj wrote:
EK could had been used their witdrawn 77E fleet to fly to East Coast when their were new


Did you actually read your post before submitting it because it makes absolutely no sense at all!

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by Cunard
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: In what order/aircraft did EK launch US routes?
Replies: 30
Views: 2551

Re: In what order/aircraft did EK launch US routes?

The first flight from the Middle East to North America? Really considering that for many years before Emirates even started flights from the Middle East to North America EL Al, Gulf Air, Iran Air, Iraqi Airways, Kuwait Airways, Royal Jordanian Airlines, Saudia all operated to North America from the...

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by Cunard
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern secures traffic rights to operate Beijing-London service
Replies: 12
Views: 2681

Re: China Southern secures traffic rights to operate Beijing-London service

Regarding your last comment, you do realise that China Southern currently fly into LHR 10 times a week with 7 flights on a daily basis to Guangzhou and 3 times a week to Wuhan on a B772. 787-8 not 772. CZ doesn't have 772s in pax config anymore. Michael Yes I do apologise, my mistake regarding the ...

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by Cunard
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: In what order/aircraft did EK launch US routes?
Replies: 30
Views: 2551

Re: In what order/aircraft did EK launch US routes?

The first flight from the Middle East to North America? Really considering that for many years before Emirates even started flights from the Middle East to North America EL Al, Gulf Air, Iran Air, Iraqi Airways, Kuwait Airways, Royal Jordanian Airlines, Saudia all operated to North America from the...

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by Cunard
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: In what order/aircraft did EK launch US routes?
Replies: 30
Views: 2551

Re: In what order/aircraft did EK launch US routes?

350Ops wrote:
Egyptair’s CAI - JFK is running since well before 2004. I recall it used to have a JFK - LAX leg as well.


But Egypt is a country on the African continent not in the Middle East, it's in North Africa where as the Middle East is a region on the continent of Asia!

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by Cunard
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Lufthansa Group longhaul destinations
Replies: 70
Views: 9165

Re: Next Lufthansa Group longhaul destinations

... Looks like plenty of action to me, even in the context of LH'a ever-changing operations. I'm sure others can add more to this. Six years, 34 industrial actions later, still the list of potential destinations is too long, particularly when LH-LCCs are sprouting everywhere. What does this have to...

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by Cunard
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern secures traffic rights to operate Beijing-London service
Replies: 12
Views: 2681

Re: China Southern secures traffic rights to operate Beijing-London service

By London I assume LHR, I thought there were no slots available for LHR and you have to buy them at a very high price if a slot gets free so any idea how much was this slot sold for? That is why this isn't really big news. Unless CAAC is going to buy slots, if there are any for sale or force anothe...

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by Cunard
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines at MNL
Replies: 12
Views: 1881

Re: Airlines at MNL

gunnerman wrote:
KL flew AMS-MNL nonstop? What equipment was used? Years ago the only other roughly equivalent route I know was PR's MNL-LHR using the A340-200, which could take over 15 hours in the winter.


You do realise that PR currently fly daily non stop from MNL to LHR on a Boeing 773!

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by Cunard
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK after new Istanbul airport
Replies: 31
Views: 4074

Re: TK after new Istanbul airport

All The possible New destinations (some are resumptions) from my point of view: ....Santiago de Compostela... The destination that made sense was A Coruna to take advantage of all the Inditex activity, and they had planned to fly there. They bounced it to Santiago instead due to political pressure ...

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by Cunard
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Lufthansa Group longhaul destinations
Replies: 70
Views: 9165

Re: Next Lufthansa Group longhaul destinations

Durban has no chance of happening. Ever. Durban does have 6 international airlines among the 12 passenger and 4 cargo airlines that serve it...so you never know... So you think on that basis Durban has a chance of securing Lufthansa! So an airport that currently has 12 airlines serving it with 6 of...

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by Cunard
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britains First Sharia Airline
Replies: 121
Views: 16497

Re: Britains First Sharia Airline

After watching the show on TV I personally can't take it seriously, all I got out of it was that the young gentleman in question who is obviously very enthusiastic was a former aircraft cleaner at LCY and has an obvious interest in aviation, that doesn't necessarily give him the skills to start up s...

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by Cunard
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Belgium flying on behalf of Air Frane
Replies: 5
Views: 922

Re: Air Belgium flying on behalf of Air Frane

The way that the poster kimbra has written his post it doesn't make sense whatsoever, not very well written. But for those unaware Air France are leasing the single A343 operated by Air Belgium for a month until that aircraft is needed to start it's long delayed inaugural flight from Charleroi to Ho...

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by Cunard
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Earliest "special" livery?
Replies: 5
Views: 1046

Re: Earliest "special" livery?

Ecuatoriania Airlines was also one of the first airlines that had special liveries, several photos of their aircraft can be seen online.

Overseas National Airlines had a special USA Stars and Stripes livery on a couple of their DC8's in the early 1970's.

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by Cunard
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa fleet
Replies: 4
Views: 1478

Re: Lufthansa fleet

With the collapse of Air Berlin the likes of Lufthansa as well as EasyJet have had to use alternative aircraft to cover the extra slots made available to them hence why your seeing such aircraft operating for Lufthansa.

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by Cunard
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vistara reported to have ordered 6 787s
Replies: 24
Views: 4657

Re: Vistara reported to have ordered 6 787s

I honestly expected them to go for A330neos considering they have A320s. There is a rumour afloat that they will be switching to the MAX in the near future. I hope it stays as a rumor. India has a lot of A320 type rated pilots already and additional 737s won't help the situation. And of course the ...

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by Cunard
Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Giant in the sky
Replies: 0
Views: 361

Giant in the sky

The BBC has just shown a very good 30 minute program called ''The Giant In The Sky - The Jumbo Jet at 50'' celebrating 50 years of the the first flight of the Boeing 747. It was an extremely interesting programme with some great views of the aircraft during her maiden years in service including some...

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by Cunard
Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEX-ACC flights in near future?
Replies: 5
Views: 906

Re: MEX-ACC flights in near future?

Just found this article today. Really don't see any demand for such market so take this article with grain of salt. Ghana is suppose to have a national airline supposedly by 2019 so not sure if that is still true. Its probably more of a bilateral agreement that will one day allow flights between bo...

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by Cunard
Thu May 31, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS adds MAN-LAX nonstop for 2019.
Replies: 57
Views: 7877

Re: VS adds MAN-LAX nonstop for 2019.

I do remember BA used to fly this route ages ago...with the 767-300. I want to say late 1980s or early 1990s. Good thread on it here: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=590417 Yes they did, it was around 1995/6 and lasted 18 months with a 767-300ER. I can't remember exactly when British...

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by Cunard
Wed May 30, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Person falls onto tarmac and dies after being removed from aircraft
Replies: 37
Views: 10353

Re: Person falls onto the tarmac and dies while being removed from the plane.

This was very likely a charter airline (Do we know which one it was?), and I am not familiar with ticketing procedures for these. I presume these flights are mostly booked as part of a package from a tour operator. One of the articles I found states that EasyJet flies to the airport and Thompson do...

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by Cunard
Wed May 30, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS to go all 744 from MAN W18/9.
Replies: 56
Views: 8516

Re: VS to go all 744 from MAN W18/9.

VS have just announced Los Angeles, as well as increasing Boston and Las Vegas to 3 and 4 weekly respectively from Manchester, as well as increasing based aircraft from 5 to 6 over the summer. So the airport can’t be that bad off for VS. You forgot to add that VS are also discontinuing SFO in favou...

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by Cunard
Wed May 30, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS to go all 744 from MAN W18/9.
Replies: 56
Views: 8516

Re: VS to go all 744 from MAN W18/9.

DobboDobbo

Just to point out to those reading this thread that are unfamiliar with Manchester Airport but I just wanted to point out 'no new terminal' is being built but a totally revamped Terminal 2 is currently under construction!

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by Cunard
Wed May 30, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS adds MAN-LAX nonstop for 2019.
Replies: 57
Views: 7877

Re: VS adds MAN-LAX nonstop for 2019.

seemyseems wrote:
This is very good news about the new LAX service! Not so good about the SFO service, when was that announced to be cut?


At the same time as LAX was announced!

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by Cunard
Wed May 30, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HAM gets A380 service by Emirates
Replies: 5
Views: 1759

Re: HAM gets A380 service by Emirates

Already being discussed in another thread! It is the other way around, this thread was first. Gruß, masi1157 But look how many more posts the other thread has! With two consequent threads regarding the same topic I suggest that the mods close down one of them, the one with the least posts makes sen...

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by Cunard
Wed May 30, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS to go all 744 from MAN W18/9.
Replies: 56
Views: 8516

Re: VS to go all 744 from MAN W18/9.

DTWLAX wrote:
What about BOS and SFO? Does VS not operate them in the winter?


No they are seasonal summer services otherwise we would probably be discussing those two destinations as well!

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by Cunard
Tue May 29, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces A380 to Hamburg
Replies: 7
Views: 1576

Re: Emirates announces A380 to Hamburg

SQ789 wrote:
And now DUS and HAM on both flights are served by Boeing 777.


What does your comment mean other than what's already known?

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by Cunard
Tue May 29, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HAM gets A380 service by Emirates
Replies: 5
Views: 1759

Re: HAM gets A380 service by Emirates

Already being discussed in another thread!

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by Cunard
Tue May 29, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces A380 to Hamburg
Replies: 7
Views: 1576

Re: Emirates announces A380 to Hamburg

Great news for Hamburg and well done to Emirates for adding the A380.

Now where is our young enthusiastic HAM supporter called LESFALLS?

I would have thought that he would be all over it regarding this announcement by Emirates!

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by Cunard
Mon May 28, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no flights on US3 to eastern Atlantic islands?
Replies: 126
Views: 10836

Re: Why no flights on US3 to eastern Atlantic islands?

Aren't those destinations a bit like Hawaii - all vacation and no/little business? That. The other being that there are plenty of island destinations closer to home or part of the US... Tourist areas that are of interest to Europeans aren't necessarily of interest to Americans. In 2013, Guadaloupe ...

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by Cunard
Mon May 28, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no flights on US3 to eastern Atlantic islands?
Replies: 126
Views: 10836

Re: Why no flights on US3 to eastern Atlantic islands?

there are very few Caribbean islands where you need a US passport. seriously, what are you talking about? the only places in the Caribbean where a passport isn't required are the US territories of Puerto Rico and USVI. All of those many other sovereign nation islands - Bahamas, DR, Jamaica, on and ...

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by Cunard
Fri May 25, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Busiest airports without full length taxiways
Replies: 60
Views: 7749

Re: Busiest airports without full length taxiways

Gibraltar comes to mind. With approximately 440,000 passengers per year I wouldn't class Gibraltar as ''busiest airports without full length taxiways''. If that was the case I could have included my local airport of Southampton which saw 2.1 million passengers in 2017 but I didn't as it's definitel...

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by Cunard
Fri May 25, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA ends another African destination - June 2018
Replies: 57
Views: 10824

Re: BA ends another African destination - June 2018

If BA have reduced it to one weekly then it's practically being set up to fail. However, a net gain into Africa for BA with Durban being launched along with JNB going 3 daily on some days of the week. Also the addition of the extra Marrakesh flight from LGW. The additional RAK flight is from LHR, B...

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by Cunard
Wed May 23, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA ends another African destination - June 2018
Replies: 57
Views: 10824

Re: BA ends another African destination - June 2018

I thought that TAAG flew to Lisbon as I saw one of their 777's at Lisbon last year but for some reason I was under the impression that airline for some reason could only fly to Portugal within the European Union.

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by Cunard
Wed May 23, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA ends another African destination - June 2018
Replies: 57
Views: 10824

Re: BA ends another African destination - June 2018

They're reinstating LHR-RAK though. But RAK isn't a new destination for BA as they also fly LGW to RAK! You could have wrote ''they're reinstating LHR to DUR''! The loss of yet another African destination for British Airways, the network on the continent diminishes every year which is a shame reall...

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by Cunard
Wed May 23, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ASERCA Airlines cease operations
Replies: 13
Views: 1948

Re: ASERCA Airlines cease operations

I wonder when things are going to turn around for Venezuela...the economy and living conditions for the citizens of Venezuela keeps getting worse by the day. You wonder when things are going to turn around for Venezuela? When the good people of Venezuela finally get shot of Maduro and his fanatics ...

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by Cunard
Wed May 23, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which aircraft is this?
Replies: 7
Views: 1553

Re: Which aircraft is this?

tjwgrr wrote:
Looks like a 737-100 / 200 tail to me.







As already stated it is a A300 tail

Not sure if your VERY short sighted but it absolutely doesn't look like a tail of a Boeing 737 100/200!

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by Cunard
Wed May 23, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Busiest airports without full length taxiways
Replies: 60
Views: 7749

Re: Busiest airports without full length taxiways

Andy33 wrote:
London City (LCY) has 4.5 million passengers a year and no full length taxiways.


With the planned expansion which has just started at LCY the current taxiway will eventually be extended full length to the runway.

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by Cunard
Wed May 23, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Busiest airports without full length taxiways
Replies: 60
Views: 7749

Re: Busiest airports without full length taxiways

I found it very odd that Luton have invested cash in building remaining taxiways but have not taken them quite to the ends of the runways. This doesn't seem to make much sense. Recent press statements made by the management at Luton Airport have suggested that the taxiways will eventually be extend...

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by Cunard
Mon May 21, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Uganda Airlines to relaunch in Q4 2018
Replies: 30
Views: 3309

Re: Uganda Airlines to relaunch in Q4 2018

I see this as good news for Uganda and her people. It can and should be viable, if run properly. I'd add that as much as I'd like to visit, I will not go to Uganda until its vicious and virulently homophobic government is removed from power. That aside, the relaunch of Uganda Airlines is a welcome ...

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by Cunard
Fri May 18, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Uganda Airlines to relaunch in Q4 2018
Replies: 30
Views: 3309

Re: Uganda Airlines to relaunch in Q4 2018

I look forward to seeing Uganda Airlines eventually resuming flights to LGW with the arrival of their A332's in Q418 and hopefully the new revived airline will have an eye catching livery :-)

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by Cunard
Wed May 16, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why National Airlines never went Pacific
Replies: 70
Views: 4542

Re: Why National Airlines never went Pacific

Yes, I think they started MIA-LHR about 1975 (maybe a bit earlier). The October 25, 1970 NA timetable announced the new service to London to begin on November 1. It doesn't list an aircraft type, but it was either started with DC8's then up to 747's. Don't think NA had very many of those in the ear...

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by Cunard
Wed May 16, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why National Airlines never went Pacific
Replies: 70
Views: 4542

Re: Why National Airlines never went Pacific

For the record, the LHR route was served over the years with DC-8s, 747s & DC-10-30s, including this one in 1979. 0186622 Those Air New Zealand DC10-30 that operated LHR to Miami had nothing to do with National as they were operated in conjunction with British Airways that subleased them from A...

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by Cunard
Wed May 16, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why National Airlines never went Pacific
Replies: 70
Views: 4542

Re: Why National Airlines never went Pacific

Haven't seen it mentioned, but how did NA get into LHR in the 70s? All new entrants had to go to LGW, even some BCal flights to the US. HM Government that owned the former BAA British Airports Authority officially declared that all new airlines entering the London market would use London Gatwick fr...

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by Cunard
Wed May 16, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF-KLM, Delta, Virgin Atlantic sign Trans-Atlantic Partnership
Replies: 20
Views: 4445

Re: AF-KLM, Delta, Virgin Atlantic sign Trans-Atlantic Partnership

readytotaxi wrote:
Can just hear the French union, "You've got £220m to spend on VA and nothing for us????, Non !"


Come on now you should know it's VS not VA!

As you should be aware VA is Virgin Australia.

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by Cunard
Sun May 13, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan am long haul operations from Miami 1980-1991
Replies: 44
Views: 6352

Re: Pan am long haul operations from Miami 1980-1991

rbavfan wrote:
OA260 wrote:
MIA-CCS was a mix of B747 and A300.


A310 Pan Am did not have A300.


As already proven by the accompanying photo Pan Am operated a total of 21 A300.

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