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by Arion640
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?
Replies: 50
Views: 2628

Re: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?

Holiday airlines seem to be a very European/Canadian thing due to the cold climates. Americans like to drive everywhere and may just drive upstate for a holiday etc. Or if you live in New York you may fly to LA etc, it just doesn't seem to be the same culture. While I can't speak for the statistics...

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by Arion640
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?
Replies: 50
Views: 2628

Re: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?

Holiday airlines seem to be a very European/Canadian thing due to the cold climates. Americans like to drive everywhere and may just drive upstate for a holiday etc. Or if you live in New York you may fly to LA etc, it just doesn't seem to be the same culture.

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by Arion640
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could UA fly EWR-SIN with B789?
Replies: 14
Views: 4482

Re: Could UA fly EWR-SIN with B789?

Even with a A359ULR, it's questionable if one has a Y cabin. SQ plans only a J and W cabin. PER to LHR and IAH to SYD are at the edge of the range. A better option would be a direct flight SYD-IAH-EWR or SIN-LAX or SFO-EWR on the same plane (thinking akin to how AC does SYD-YVR-YYZ on the same plan...

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by Arion640
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comac, UAC to develop CR929 300-seat widebody aircraft
Replies: 419
Views: 32015

Re: Chinese and Russian Widebody Project takes shape

Interesting - although the only place I really see it flying is China and a few surronding countries. I'm trying to decide if it's a 787 or an A350? Probably more A350. While it's not a disaster issue for A/B as I don't think we'll see these eat the western market share for them, it will certainly e...

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by Arion640
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Nearby City Pairs With No Flights
Replies: 38
Views: 2644

Re: Nearby City Pairs With No Flights

There are no services between BHX and any London airport. I appreciate that city to city the train is the best option. However there is no direct train service between Birmingham and LHR or LGW so you might think that a few flights to make connections would be feasible. British Midland used to fly ...

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by Arion640
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American's Problem: Management is Out of Touch With Customers
Replies: 143
Views: 13931

Re: American's Problem: Management is Out of Touch With Customers

Looks like the're just as out of touch as their JV partner.

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by Arion640
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Intercepts 2 UAE Flights
Replies: 16
Views: 5200

Re: Qatar Intercepts 2 UAE Flights

wedgetail737 wrote:
I see an invasion being planned and a war brewing.


Thanks for that....I'm due to fly into DOH in May.

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by Arion640
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 662
Views: 79435

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

I expect they are also making regular trips to IAG HQ to try and shift a few more. Airbus are in a very tricky position. WW has stated BA could operate more, but with so many impeccably maintained A380s arriving on the used market, from the likes of EK, with lessors struggling to get rid of them it...

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by Arion640
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 662
Views: 79435

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

I expect they are also making regular trips to IAG HQ to try and shift a few more.

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by Arion640
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus lower deck socializing space
Replies: 38
Views: 9053

Re: Airbus lower deck socializing space

DDR wrote:
Arion640 wrote:
Didn’t the 747 have some sort of lower deck galley with an elevator?

Yes. So did the DC-10 and L-1011.


I'd seen the 747 one in executive decision and now you mention it, the DC10 one in Commando.

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by Arion640
Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus lower deck socializing space
Replies: 38
Views: 9053

Re: Airbus lower deck socializing space

Didn’t the 747 have some sort of lower deck galley with an elevator?

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by Arion640
Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick airport; is it still world no 1 single runway airport by pax numbers
Replies: 58
Views: 11492

Re: Gatwick airport; is it still world no 1 single runway airport by pax numbers

Are they going to build a second runway at Gatwick or not? Also, what happened to the proposed "Heathwick" rail link? One day maybe. The UK government wasted years deciding on Heathrow v Gatwick when the answer was going to be Heathrow from the start. One of the main problems with Heatwic...

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by Arion640
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could TK have 8-abreast 787's?
Replies: 38
Views: 6500

Re: Could TK have 8-abreast 787's?

If Singapore aren't going 8 Y on the 787, there's still chance TK will do the same.

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by Arion640
Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will BA update their J seats?
Replies: 21
Views: 2455

Re: Will BA update their J seats?

https://www.visortravel.com/2018/01/10/ ... lass-seat/


I can't see BA doing anything less than 2-3-2 on a 777/747 or 2-2-2 on a 787.
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readytotaxi wrote:
Maybe BA are giving up with the new inhouse design.

https://www.visortravel.com/2018/01/10/ ... lass-seat/


I can't see BA doing anything less than 2-3-2 on a 777/747 or 2-2-2 on a 787.

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by Arion640
Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you landed at the alphabet?
Replies: 55
Views: 2404

Re: Have you landed at the alphabet?

A: AMS, AKL
B: BRS, BKK (2018)
C: CWL, CAI
D: DXB, DUB, DOH (2018)
E: EWR, EDI
F: FRA (2018)
G: GLA, GVA
H: HKG (2018)
I:
J: JFK
K: KEF, KUL (2018)
L: LAX, LCA, LUX (2018)
M: MAD, MIR, MAN (2018)
N:NPE
O: OOL
P: PFS
Q:
R:
S: SYD, SIN (2018)
T:
U:
V:
W:
X:
Y:
Z:

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by Arion640
Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders
Replies: 95
Views: 14785

Re: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders

A388 wrote:
The KL and AF narrowbody fleets are big enough to have them operate Boeing and Airbus narrowbody aircraft. No need to streamline this to one aircraft manufacturer as that adds unnecessary costs to these airlines.

A388


If anything it should do the opposite.

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by Arion640
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1946

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

Qatar Airways have released flights from November 2018 onwards for Cardiff Airport. Flights will be 5 weekly on Monday's, Tuesday's, Thursday's, Friday's and Saturday's. Monday's and Friday's 07.30-12.10 DOH-CWL CWL-DOH 14.40-00.40 Tuesday's, Thursday's and Saturday's 01.05-05.45 DOH-CWL CWL-DOH 07...

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by Arion640
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A319@LHR question
Replies: 9
Views: 2860

Re: BA A319@LHR question

BA is said to be sending all the 319s to Gatwick (maybe some back to the leasing company?) What is the time frame for this and the arrival times for 320 neos? As they have 33 in the LHR fleet at present and the combined LGW fleet of 319 and 320 is only 26, there's zero chance they will all go to LG...

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by Arion640
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates will start SCL
Replies: 50
Views: 10957

Re: Emirates will start SCL

And i did so on purpose to highlight how insignificant EK is in the continent. South America is smaller then Latin America and EK has only the grand total of TWO daily flights to the whole of Latin America, or S.America if that makes you happier. Not only that but one of the flights needs to operat...

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by Arion640
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is a Airbus and Boeing joint venture possible.
Replies: 25
Views: 2689

Re: Is a Airbus and Boeing joint venture possible.

This sounds very synical but it's been a joint venture since airbus hit 50% market share. Just an unofficial one. Look up duopoly.

Although A/B do compete on price, they'd be competing on price a lot more if it was C, D, E and F!

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by Arion640
Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747 Fleet Routes 2018-Details
Replies: 111
Views: 9074

Re: B747 Fleet Routes 2018-Details

Could add CWL to that list (techincally). Although movements their are pretty adhoc. Well, since BA mainline does not have a service of any kind to CWL (the moves to/from CWL are empty, and only exist because British Airways Maintenance Cardiff does all heavy maintenance on 744s) that's arguable. M...

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by Arion640
Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747 Fleet Routes 2018-Details
Replies: 111
Views: 9074

Re: B747 Fleet Routes 2018-Details

BA 744 departures today: ACC BOS CPT DEL DEN DFW DXB IAD JFK KWI LAS LAX LOS MIA NBO ORD PHL PHX SAN SFO YVR Some are seasonal, YVR is a 388 over Summer, one JNB is a 744 over northern Summer, AUS changes to 744 this Summer, SAN is usually a 77W over Summer, a few that spring to mind! Could add CWL...

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by Arion640
Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates will start SCL
Replies: 50
Views: 10957

Re: Emirates will start SCL

What volume? EK has the grand total of TWO daily flights to the whole of Latin America. UA(*A) and AA(OW), own the Asia-LatAm market. Just do a simple fare search on any of the online sites and see what pops up. Let's make sure we use the same geography. I wrote South America. You wrote Latin Ameri...

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by Arion640
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian switches engines on all Dreamliner aircraft
Replies: 57
Views: 18522

Re: Norwegian switches engines on all Dreamliner aircraft

SKCPH wrote:
The price for one engine is not 3.4 billion. Depending on the exchange rate, it is probably around 20-25 million US dollars. Maybe around 30 million US.


Personally I'd of said a bit less than that.

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by Arion640
Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Concorde found stripped at LHR and rotting with waste, rainwater, drilled holes, and infested with rats
Replies: 48
Views: 13591

Re: British Airways Concorde found stripped at LHR and rotting with waste, rainwater, drilled holes, and infested with r

deltacto wrote:
m0ssy wrote:
How many were built/surviving?


a total of 16 aircraft ... 9 for British Airways and 7 for Air France ... plus 4 prototypes

CONCORDE SST : THE FLEET


One of which was scrapped and one crashed.

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by Arion640
Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1946

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

Due to slot constrains at AMS and more profiable slot use to other destinations, KLM are reducing S18 frequencies to the Northern UK: - INV from 2x to 1x daily - except July + August 2x daily. - MME from 3x to 2x in July & August - NCL from 5x to 4x daily - EDI from 6x to 5x daily - except July...

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by Arion640
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Concorde found stripped at LHR and rotting with waste, rainwater, drilled holes, and infested with rats
Replies: 48
Views: 13591

Re: British Airways Concorde found stripped at LHR and rotting with waste, rainwater, drilled holes, and infested with r

[threeid][/threeid] I know I will be flamed for this but does EVERY Concorde have to be preserved in a museum somewhere? Don't we have enough examples preserved already? Your probably not a brit for starters...Concorde was loved by many Brit's (most probably 40+ now) and there would be national outc...

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by Arion640
Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Concorde found stripped at LHR and rotting with waste, rainwater, drilled holes, and infested with rats
Replies: 48
Views: 13591

Re: British Airways Concorde found stripped at LHR and rotting with waste, rainwater, drilled holes, and infested with r

Haha, like they just found it there. And if her condition is surprising! It`s sad, yes. But it`s very old "news". Hoping for a respectful solution for this frame. No Tax On Rotax Should of gone to Duxford or somewhere years ago. I know the interior is no longer present but If it became a ...

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by Arion640
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Concorde found stripped at LHR and rotting with waste, rainwater, drilled holes, and infested with rats
Replies: 48
Views: 13591

Re: British Airways Concorde found stripped at LHR and rotting with waste, rainwater, drilled holes, and infested with r

Concorde found stripped at LHR Haha, like they just found it there. And if her condition is surprising! It`s sad, yes. But it`s very old "news". Hoping for a respectful solution for this frame. No Tax On Rotax Should of gone to Duxford or somewhere years ago. I know the interior is no lon...

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by Arion640
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK Performance on Istanbul - Mogadishu, Somalia route?
Replies: 22
Views: 3555

Re: TK Performance on Istanbul - Mogadishu, Somalia route?

paullam wrote:
Arion640 wrote:
Wasn't this the same route a 757 had a bomb go off which almost destroyed the whole aircraft?


That was an A321 belonging to Daallo Airlines in February 2016.


Yes it was an A321 now you've said I remember.

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by Arion640
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK Performance on Istanbul - Mogadishu, Somalia route?
Replies: 22
Views: 3555

Re: TK Performance on Istanbul - Mogadishu, Somalia route?

Wasn't this the same route a 757 had a bomb go off which almost destroyed the whole aircraft?

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by Arion640
Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Concorde found stripped at LHR and rotting with waste, rainwater, drilled holes, and infested with rats
Replies: 48
Views: 13591

Re: British Airways Concorde found stripped at LHR and rotting with waste, rainwater, drilled holes, and infested with r

Wasn't AB stripped BEFORE the re-entry into service? I thought AA and AB were known hulks and used for spares as they never got the fuel tank and landing gear modifications? Correct. Both ended their flying careers shortly after July 25th 2000. There's a video on youtube I found once of AA being st...

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by Arion640
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways tilts against reclining seats
Replies: 71
Views: 11176

Re: British Airways tilts against reclining seats

What is also bizzare is the current seating has only been in since 2014. Presumably these costs for the black coloured seats are being written off? I personally thought this cabin looked the part. Two toilets are also being built into the wall of the back galley to allow the extra seats. You only h...

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by Arion640
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways tilts against reclining seats
Replies: 71
Views: 11176

Re: British Airways tilts against reclining seats

Not many people on this thread have picked up on the fact that BA are also adding more rows & seats to each A319/320/321. BA call it "Densification" program.... More and More seats....less and less space. A319's not being densified. Will be shipped to Gatwick as neo's arrive and some ...

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by Arion640
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe is starting the New Year with a brand refresh
Replies: 37
Views: 6121

Re: Flybe is starting the New Year with a brand refresh

I hope Flybe start / reinstate a few more LGW routes.....LPL / NCL / CWL / MAN would be great for the business community. Didn't they retain the CWL - LCY route after the Network Rail engineering works had been completed? Different market, I know, but a return to LGW - CWL would seem unlikely. Yeah...

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by Arion640
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe is starting the New Year with a brand refresh
Replies: 37
Views: 6121

Re: Flybe is starting the New Year with a brand refresh

Another refresh.

They did have a new CEO to try and turn them around not so long ago.

I think it replaced faster than road or rail?

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by Arion640
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming Boeing 777X operators
Replies: 73
Views: 10407

Re: Upcoming Boeing 777X operators

[quote="LAX772LR"][quote="mig17"][quote="LAX772LR"]There's essentially no overlap between the 77X and the 787; and we don't know how carriers will treat the A35K vs 779... for all we know, they could fit together just as well as the A330 and 777 did; an unlikely combina...

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by Arion640
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming Boeing 777X operators
Replies: 73
Views: 10407

Re: Upcoming Boeing 777X operators

The 77W was very successful and perhaps Boeing thought the X would go the same way. And for all you, we, they, or anyone else knows.... it might. Or not. We're talking about airframes that won't even debut until a half-decade from now. No metal/plastic has even been cut, and you're attempting to fo...

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by Arion640
Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming Boeing 777X operators
Replies: 73
Views: 10407

Re: Upcoming Boeing 777X operators

What will be the next airlines to order the new Boeing 777x? I see great potential in Air France - KLM, British Airways, United Airlines, Korean Air, Eva Airways & Thai Airways Quite a few have relatively new 77W fleets, BA, KLM, UA. I personally think the 777X is a bit ahead of it's time. Boei...

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by Arion640
Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Concorde's sonic boom over the Atlantic back in the day
Replies: 33
Views: 6043

Re: Concorde's sonic boom over the Atlantic back in the day

Used to hear her making the jump around 11am here just East of Cardiff. Everyone around here that can remember the 80's/90's/00's will remember the boom.

You'd see a little white arrow followed by boom boom. Bit like the Dolorean in BTTF.

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by Arion640
Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming Boeing 777X operators
Replies: 73
Views: 10407

Re: Upcoming Boeing 777X operators

What will be the next airlines to order the new Boeing 777x? I see great potential in Air France - KLM, British Airways, United Airlines, Korean Air, Eva Airways & Thai Airways Quite a few have relatively new 77W fleets, BA, KLM, UA. I personally think the 777X is a bit ahead of it's time. Boei...

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by Arion640
Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming Boeing 777X operators
Replies: 73
Views: 10407

Re: Upcoming Boeing 777X operators

[twoid][/twoid] What will be the next airlines to order the new Boeing 777x? I see great potential in Air France - KLM, British Airways, United Airlines, Korean Air, Eva Airways & Thai Airways Quite a few have relatively new 77W fleets, BA, KLM, UA. I personally think the 777X is a bit ahead of ...

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by Arion640
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG wins Monarch slots at Gatwick
Replies: 69
Views: 23841

Re: IAG wins Monarch slots at Gatwick

A bit of to early for British Airways to fly to the Cape Verde Islands as I personally don't think that the market has grown enough yet in the Cape Verde for British Airways to start flying there, current operators such as TUI take care of any tourist traffic from the United Kingdom. Although the C...

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by Arion640
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG wins Monarch slots at Gatwick
Replies: 69
Views: 23841

Re: IAG wins Monarch slots at Gatwick

You won't see BOS, ORD, PHL etc etc etc in LGW, not at this stage anyway. New York has a far larger tourist market than BOS = more point to point routes. I wonder if BA will ever go into Cape Verde yet. However this may be a bit much for the A320 (5 hour flight time?,ideal for a 757!) and too much f...

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by Arion640
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines to purchase up to 25 A350s
Replies: 47
Views: 10808

Re: Turkish Airlines orders 25 A350s

Given how often it happens and how ingrained it is, I've never been a fan of politics getting overly involved in aviation. Reminds me of how cosy supposed 'clean' governments are to 'dirty' governments. Given the sums of money involved in these transactions, it's hardly surprising that politicians ...

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by Arion640
Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Boeing need to open plants outside USA?
Replies: 71
Views: 5995

Re: Does Boeing need to open plants outside USA?

Yes, they should. There's a world beyond the US and Boeing should have global manufacturing facilities if they want to be a true global aerospace company. But what about "national pride" ? some people couldn't bear the fact a Boeing airliner wouldn't have "Manufactured by the Boeing ...

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by Arion640
Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Boeing need to open plants outside USA?
Replies: 71
Views: 5995

Re: Does Boeing need to open plants outside USA?

But what about "national pride" ? some people couldn't bear the fact a Boeing airliner wouldn't have "Manufactured by the Boeing company in Seattle" plate attached to it. What people? Nobody really cares where their stuff is made. The same people who stick out their chests and y...

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by Arion640
Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why no praise for Boeing Widebody Sales in 2017 ?
Replies: 44
Views: 5256

Re: Why no praise for Boeing Widebody Sales in 2017 ?

No WB is selling apart from the A350 and 787.

Only 787 orders that stick in my head for last year is TK and EK. Can't remember any memorable A350 orders. Perhaps Boeing picked up order of the year with EK.

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by Arion640
Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why no praise for Boeing Widebody Sales in 2017 ?
Replies: 44
Views: 5256

Re: Why no praise for Boeing Widebody Sales in 2017 ?

No WB is selling apart from the A350 and 787.

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by Arion640
Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Boeing need to open plants outside USA?
Replies: 71
Views: 5995

Re: Does Boeing need to open plants outside USA?

Yes, they should. There's a world beyond the US and Boeing should have global manufacturing facilities if they want to be a true global aerospace company. But what about "national pride" ? some people couldn't bear the fact a Boeing airliner wouldn't have "Manufactured by the Boeing ...

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