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by TheGeordielad
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines to operate two A340 aircraft for Eurowings
Replies: 14
Views: 2689

Re: Brussels Airlines to operate two A340 aircraft for Eurowings

Slash787 wrote:
Which A340? 300 or 600?

300

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by TheGeordielad
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Looking what happens to Air Berlin, who will buy Monarch?
Replies: 14
Views: 2104

Re: Looking what happens to Air Berlin, who will buy Monarch?

Someone might buy Monarch's engineering and maintenance but that's about it. Monarch leased everything. I assume that the slots will be put up for auction as part of the liquidation but I dont think there's anything else that anyone would want. Monarch Aircraft Engineering Limited is now a separate...

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by TheGeordielad
Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Monarch Airlines fail?
Replies: 34
Views: 7122

Re: Why did Monarch Airlines fail?

There was lots of problems leading up to their collapse.
1 reason is that they had a decent percentage of their business in countries like Egypt and countries like Tunisia but those markets collapsed and monarch had to restructure their routes.
Other people will explain better into other problems.

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by TheGeordielad
Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners look shorter in real life
Replies: 38
Views: 5632

Re: Airliners look shorter in real life

For its the B753 looks small at first but when you're next to it,it's longer than expected and it keeps going.

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by TheGeordielad
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread
Replies: 65
Views: 4046

Re: Rest of the UK thread

Samrnpage wrote:
Also - Jet 2 to increase seats at LBA by 50000! Is this due to Monarch do you reckon?

Yes as LBA is Jet2s second largest base and home therefore they would be quick to attend to Monarchs demise.

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by TheGeordielad
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread
Replies: 65
Views: 4046

Re: Rest of the UK thread

Samrnpage wrote:
Is the QR flight to Cardiff ever going to happen? Some people I know are saying it might not even hit the soil in wales.

For now it is QR CEO has faith that it will work.

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by TheGeordielad
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news 57: Seattle calling
Replies: 91
Views: 17867

Re: MAN news 57: Seattle calling

Jet2 Summer 2018: 482 weekly flights to 42 destinations. 19 aircraft based (18 in full use, one on standby), an increase of 2 aircraft. Palma now sees 5 flights on Saturdays, including an A330 flight. Bergerac and Verona are new routes for S18, Toulouse is dropped (still served ex-MAN by Flybe). --...

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by TheGeordielad
Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA in CLE: What's next?
Replies: 123
Views: 9304

Re: UA in CLE: What's next?

Could routes to Indianapolis,Cincinnati,Pittsburgh
Hartford,Tampa and Miami work?

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by TheGeordielad
Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A330neo Predictions
Replies: 22
Views: 3272

Re: Delta A330neo Predictions

Any route that currently uses a a330 or B763 aircraft.

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by TheGeordielad
Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread
Replies: 65
Views: 4046

Re: Rest of the UK thread

Glasgow Prestwick confident of the potential of a flight to London http://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/274975/london-calling-for-glasgow-prestwick/ Nothing here... think i saw that same 'confidence' 5 years ago. Who would do it? BE ? I would say they'd be targeting Easyjet to LTN, LGW...

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by TheGeordielad
Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread
Replies: 65
Views: 4046

Re: Rest of the UK thread

http://www.routesonline.com/news/29/bre ... erlin-bid/
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Walsh confirms Air Berlin bid
(Including this as IAG HQ is London)
http://www.routesonline.com/news/29/bre ... erlin-bid/

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by TheGeordielad
Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread
Replies: 65
Views: 4046

Re: Rest of the UK thread

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/nor ... n-13681406
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Two in court accused of weapon possession when coming through Newcastle Airport.
http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/nor ... n-13681406

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by TheGeordielad
Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread
Replies: 65
Views: 4046

Re: Rest of the UK thread

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/news/ ... ellations/
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Ryanair facing legal action from uk aviation body for persistently misleading passengers
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/news/ ... ellations/

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by TheGeordielad
Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread
Replies: 65
Views: 4046

Re: Rest of the UK thread

https://www.zawya.com/mena/en/story/Kuw ... 100514637/
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Kuwait and U.K. Sign agreement on civil aviation cooperation
https://www.zawya.com/mena/en/story/Kuw ... 100514637/

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by TheGeordielad
Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread
Replies: 65
Views: 4046

Re: Rest of the UK thread

http://www.airport-technology.com/news/ ... ax-5932320
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Heathrow airport urges U.K. Government to scarp domestic air tax
http://www.airport-technology.com/news/ ... ax-5932320

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by TheGeordielad
Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread
Replies: 65
Views: 4046

Re: Rest of the UK thread

http://www.routesonline.com/news/29/bre ... ric-plane/
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EasyJet help to develop an all electric aircraft
http://www.routesonline.com/news/29/bre ... ric-plane/

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by TheGeordielad
Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread
Replies: 65
Views: 4046

Re: Rest of the UK thread

Ryanair uk suspensions
Edinburgh-Hamburg
Edinburgh-Szczecin
Glasgow-Gran Canaria
London Gatwick-Belfast
London Stansted-Edinburgh
London Stansted-Glasgow
Newcastle-Faro
Newcastle-Gdansk

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by TheGeordielad
Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Part 1 - London to Seoul on KLM? No. Air France? No. Korean Air?
Replies: 10
Views: 4778

Re: Part 1 - London to Seoul on KLM? No. Air France? No. Korean Air?

Great report! like it

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by TheGeordielad
Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the deal to sell 30 737 Max jets to Iran be in jeopardy?
Replies: 9
Views: 2047

Re: Could the deal to sell 30 737 Max jets to Iran be in jeopardy?

If this deal fails, Boeing can go back to the planned 2015-2016 massive layoffs in the US. Boeing last year finalized a $16.6 billion deal to sell 80 aircraft to Iran Air, Iran’s flagship airline which is owned by the Islamic republic. While it was said the deal had been "finalised", Boei...

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by TheGeordielad
Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread
Replies: 65
Views: 4046

Re: Rest of the UK thread

Flybe is cutting a few routes from London Southend, and one of them is Cologne/Bonn. Why can't Flybe make Cologne/Bonn work from Birmingham or even London Southend? This is the second time the airline will be pulling out of the airport. Even Air France and KLM cut Cologne/Bonn as well too, and Easy...

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by TheGeordielad
Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news 57: Seattle calling
Replies: 91
Views: 17867

Re: MAN news 57: Seattle calling

klm617 wrote:
Has there been anymore rumors about a DTW-MAN route starting as it is still one of the biggest wholes in the DL/VS joint venture network.

I've heard nothing someone else closer to Manchester might have.

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by TheGeordielad
Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread
Replies: 65
Views: 4046

Re: Rest of the UK thread

Little catch up New airline waves secure AOC https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/59756-guernseys-waves-secures-aoc-preps-for-launch Eastern Airways FlyBe franchise to kick in Q4 with all Eastern flights operating for FlyBe by Eastern https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/59750-eastern-airways-...

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by TheGeordielad
Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German Aviation Thread - Part 2
Replies: 6
Views: 701

Re: German Aviation Thread - Part 4

Even though it's not the answer this is a German aviation thread so I'll add
Air Berlin will end all long Haul ops by October 15th,very sad to see a airline crumbling like this.

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by TheGeordielad
Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG's LEVEL considers A321neo(LR) equipment
Replies: 18
Views: 3239

Re: IAG's LEVEL considers A321neo(LR) equipment

These could potentially replace the openskies B752s which operate from ORY.Level are considering opening a Paris base therefore IAG could merge openskies&Level together into the Level brand and possibly move ops from ORY to CDG.

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by TheGeordielad
Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF A380 retrofit plan - any update
Replies: 43
Views: 10268

Re: AF A380 retrofit plan - any update

At yesterdays Joon launch event, AFKL CEO Jean-Marc Janaillac spoke about the A380. There seems to be some questions about future size of the A380 fleet, with 5 of 10 frames on leases terminating in 2020, and not yet decided if they will opt to keep aircraft or not. CEO also confirmed company has n...

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by TheGeordielad
Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which type of B777 do BA use on each of their LHR-DXB flights?
Replies: 26
Views: 3284

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

Thanks, so old seats, old entertainment etc. in World Traveller! Shame... I dont think so .... should be all new product. Very nice seats / entertainment they are BTW. Recommended ! Oh! Why did I think that ALL of the B772's had the old seats and entertainment? So, how many/which B772's have the ne...

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by TheGeordielad
Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT dismisses Avatar Airlines, aka Family Airlines application
Replies: 15
Views: 3128

Re: DOT dismisses Avatar Airlines, aka Family Airlines application

Pacific wrote:
Antarius wrote:
The million dollar question is... why?


I just noticed it still says "YH" on the nose gear door. Originally a photo of D-ABYH of Lufthansa it seems!

Well spotted

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by TheGeordielad
Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCO-LHR: What is VS's plan after the 747's retire?
Replies: 45
Views: 6415

Re: MCO-LHR: What is VS's plan after the 747's retire?

BFS not BHD

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by TheGeordielad
Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to cut short-haul at LGW, increase long-haul
Replies: 34
Views: 9104

Re: Norwegian to cut short-haul at LGW, increase long-haul

lightsaber wrote:
Didn't Norwegian make a profit last year? Why the doom?

Some people argue that Norwegian will go as they have a negative cash flow(from what I seen in another thread).Yes making a profit but spending way more. They might just have a lot of cash that their shareholders have and are spending it.

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by TheGeordielad
Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ( Rumour ) Norwegian considering buying Monarch
Replies: 29
Views: 3937

Re: ( Rumour ) Norwegian considering buying Monarch

Correct me if I am wrong, wasn't Monarch almost went into liquidation few years ago when their bank account almost dried up and they were limping from one "paycheck" to another year on year? Last year I believe. Thanks, I still struggle to understand the need to move over to Boeing fleet ...

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by TheGeordielad
Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch considering return to longhaul ops
Replies: 34
Views: 7557

Re: Monarch considering return to longhaul ops

Where did their 330s go? That interior has to be the worst of any airplane ever. My last flight with them saw 50 people on an A330 flight. About one row per passenger, but that didn't make those seats bearable. Or stop gate people at gatwick spend a comical amount of time measuring peoples carry on...

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by TheGeordielad
Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ( Rumour ) Norwegian considering buying Monarch
Replies: 29
Views: 3937

Re: ( Rumour ) Norwegian considering buying Monarch

juliuswong wrote:
Correct me if I am wrong, wasn't Monarch almost went into liquidation few years ago when their bank account almost dried up and they were limping from one "paycheck" to another year on year?

Last year I believe.

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by TheGeordielad
Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ( Rumour ) Norwegian considering buying Monarch
Replies: 29
Views: 3937

Re: ( Rumour ) Norwegian considering buying Monarch

So it's odd DY hasn't done MAN-USA flights. That's exactly what Monarch would do with the MAX. This seems like a choreographed dance. It may all be Monarch manipulating DY, but I don't doubt it's true. Otoh, Monarch hasn't even gotten the MAX yet. Pretty early days. Not really at the time at launch...

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by TheGeordielad
Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ( Rumour ) Norwegian considering buying Monarch
Replies: 29
Views: 3937

Re: ( Rumour ) Norwegian considering buying Monarch

Why would DY want to invest in something ailing? Lots of reasons maintenance (Monarchs BHX base seems to get Norwegian B787s) Large bases at Manchester&Birmimgham One of the most important are they got quite a few aircraft based at Gatwick and 45 B737 MAXs coming starting 2018 Plus other bases ...

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by TheGeordielad
Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian considering expanding services in SWF
Replies: 59
Views: 6576

Re: Norwegian considering expanding services in SWF

Just a question here can my Airport (NCL) with a runway length of 7,641ft handle a B737MAX with a full load to PVD or SWF? Great to see it working out for Norwegian I do believe next announcement for long haul flights from BDL/PVD/SWF will include MAN or most likely BHX and than possibly NCL,GLA or ...

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by TheGeordielad
Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair future strategy
Replies: 26
Views: 3141

Re: Icelandair's fleet plans

First three of B737MAX8 will join the FI´s fleet first quarter 2018. They have already announce first B737MAX destination as it is already posted in another thread. There is a rumor, that FI will acquire at least 4 aircrafts for 2018. Three B737MAX and one B753. Interesting times ahead! There aren'...

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by TheGeordielad
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA return to Seychelles at last
Replies: 43
Views: 8199

Re: BA return to Seychelles at last

readytotaxi wrote:
Correct me if I am wrong but didn't Virgin fly there sometime ago and gave it up. Fantastic islands certainly.

No virgin hasn't surprisingly I would think in the future they may try it from LGW
Not sure but they could off flown charters.

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by TheGeordielad
Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways flight to Athens takes 33 hours and FOUR planes in ‘embarrassing’ ordeal
Replies: 26
Views: 8580

British Airways flight to Athens takes 33 hours and FOUR planes in ‘embarrassing’ ordeal

British Airways (BA) has apologised to passengers who were caught up in the ordeal which began on Tuesday last week. The flight time from London to Athens is less than four hours, but this journey lasted eight times longer. A faulty cockpit warning light caused the first flight, due to depart at 1.1...

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by TheGeordielad
Sun Sep 10, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Aviation Thread
Replies: 76
Views: 6734

Re: Iran Aviation Thread

cedarjet wrote:
The order I'm keen to see begin deliveries is Iran Aseman who have ordered something like forty 737NGs (-800 I guess) which is a big order for an airline who currently have maybe half a dozen planes. What's the latest with this?

It's 30 737-8 max aircraft from 2022 and with 30 options.

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by TheGeordielad
Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Aviation Thread
Replies: 76
Views: 6734

Re: Iran Aviation Thread

ist2014 wrote:
Does any body know delivery schedule of airbus and boeing and variants

They will take delivery of 5 more ATR aircraft by the end of the year plus 4 A320 family aircraft.Thats about it I saw it in a article.

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by TheGeordielad
Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MOL: "Norwegian 'gone' in 4-5 months"
Replies: 136
Views: 25979

Re: MOL: "Norwegian 'gone' in 4-5 months"

DY do make me very suspicious. A seemingly small airline with a fleet of 20 737-300s went to this in less than a decade, it was always going to raise questions, where exactly has the cash come from? Are they paying in loans or ? They do own a telephone company and 20% of a bank but still it isn't t...

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by TheGeordielad
Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Delta Cargo fleet???
Replies: 6
Views: 1937

Re: New Delta Cargo fleet???

They bought some used as spares to cover the current B747s.

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by TheGeordielad
Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing
Replies: 1257
Views: 205864

Re: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing

China sure has and is getting plenty of A330s! I assume all or most of the recent deliveries are the "regional" models late off the line to bridge the gap to A330 neo production. You assume correctly, as the prototype A330-900, MSN 1795, F-WTTN, hasn't even had its maiden flight yet! Does...

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by TheGeordielad
Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BMI regional RJ135 - from where to where?
Replies: 4
Views: 338

Re: BMI regional RJ135 - from where to where?

One E-135 is based in Newcastle and does Brussels&Stavanger

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by TheGeordielad
Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Worse airline liveries
Replies: 2
Views: 239

Re: Worse airline liveries

Air China&China Eastern have bad and plain liveries respectively.

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by TheGeordielad
Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of European aviation.
Replies: 25
Views: 3178

Re: The future of European aviation.

Less than that. By 2020 there'll be major consolidation in Europe. IAG has their eyes on Finnair. AZ will end up split with Ryanair and LH's eurowings or AFKL. Assuming EU foreign regulations are being relaxed, US or Asian carriers may buy into airlines like TAP or SAS that although not huge may be...

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by TheGeordielad
Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Dubai Air Show Nov 2017. What Major Announcements Do You Expect?
Replies: 126
Views: 17310

Re: The Dubai Air Show Nov 2017. What Major Announcements Do You Expect?

Like someone said Kuwait Airways B777 top up order,Obviously Emirates will order either A350 or B787 possibly A330NEO and EgyptAir as they have said they wanted to order new aircraft to replace something like 33 older aircraft

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by TheGeordielad
Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 captain confronts pax on flight to Ibiza
Replies: 18
Views: 5753

Re: Jet2 captain confronts pax on flight to Ibiza

Video in the link. https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4349141/pilot-cockpit-drinking-flight-ibiza/ Effective in my opinion, pro active to some extent though PAX had already been offloaded. Seemed like the head teacher lecturing naughty students. Possibly emboldened by the recent HA settlement, I hope we...

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by TheGeordielad
Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!
Replies: 216
Views: 24769

Re: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!

Not sure if it's possible but I wonder if Jetstar might launch European flights from Singapore to feed the Qantas hub there .... possibly Athens , Rome , Berlin etc but also maybe to/ from Dublin in the future .. Qantas only use Singapore as a stop off for London flights soon and for others flights...

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