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by CrawleyBen
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A380 LGW to MNL
Replies: 22
Views: 7100

Re: BA A380 LGW to MNL

Guessing the presence of a BA A380 must be a fairly rare sight at Gatwick? (I've only ever seen Emirates and the Hi-fly A380 at LGW)

Cheers

Ben

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by CrawleyBen
Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Departures in the middle of the night
Replies: 88
Views: 13177

Re: Departures in the middle of the night

Pretty sure Ukraine International (PS) operated a service from Gatwick to Kiev with a departure time of 03.20am during summer 2018. Not sure of the frequency I'm afraid.

Ben

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by CrawleyBen
Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick drone closures
Replies: 547
Views: 68034

Re: Gatwick drone closures

Me and my wife wer due to fly to Gatwick from Hamburg on Thursday afternoon with Eastjet, when we found out LGW has been closed because of the drone. My wife looked at British Airways flights to Heathrow (same day) but they were wanting something ridiculous like £900, so that was a non-starter. Rath...

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by CrawleyBen
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 247
Views: 27943

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

Easyjet have confirmed that Gatwick-Aberdeen route is being dropped as of 08th February 2019. On the 09th of Feb Düsseldorf will be re-launched twice daily (weekdays) and a lower frequency at weekends (total of 11 weekly flights). Article here for anyone interested - https://www.businesstraveller.co...

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by CrawleyBen
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian MAD-SCL very soon
Replies: 25
Views: 3542

Re: NORWEGIAN MAD-SCL very soon

That's quite a long route, almost as long as the London Gatwick - Singapore route they recently gave up. On one hand it's a bit surprising since recently they start every long haul destination out of London Gatwick first and the other hubs later. This one is started out of Madrid. Perhaps because i...

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by CrawleyBen
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH 466 FRA - SAN today with A 340-600
Replies: 17
Views: 3872

Re: LH 466 FRA - SAN today with A 340-600

Nothing wrong with either video bud if you ask me :)

Thanks for sharing the clips.

Ben

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by CrawleyBen
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian drops LGW-SIN and announces LGW-GIG
Replies: 84
Views: 16467

Re: Norwegian drops LGW-SIN and announces LGW-GIG

According to Retuers, Norwegian have released a statement confirming the new Rio De Janeiro to Gatwick flights are on sale. Fares starting from £240 one way ($306.22). Flights commence as of 31st March 2019. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-norweg-air-shut-brazil/norwegian-air-to-introduce-its-fir...

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by CrawleyBen
Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 247
Views: 27943

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

https://bbj.hu/business/wizz-air-to-fly ... ing_158024

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Wizz Air are are launching a new daily service between Gatwick & Budapest as of 31st March 2019.

https://bbj.hu/business/wizz-air-to-fly ... ing_158024

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Ben

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by CrawleyBen
Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Likely BA Heathrow route additions from Gatwick
Replies: 35
Views: 6057

Re: Likely BA Heathrow route additions from Gatwick

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1406949&p=20809785&hilit=British+airways+Gatwick#p20809785

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Ben
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Ther was a recent thread about various moves between Gatwick & Heathrow in terms of destinations etc.

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1406949&p=20809785&hilit=British+airways+Gatwick#p20809785

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Ben

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by CrawleyBen
Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 247
Views: 27943

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

Just seen a limited length news report on facebook, that flybe will switch Newquay flights from Gatwick to Heathrow. Would probably work ok as long as there’s O&D and scope to feed long haul flights. Something similar appeared on the BBC Radio Cornwall Twitter feed too as well, although no airl...

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by CrawleyBen
Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 247
Views: 27943

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

Doncaster Sheffield Airport is to gain a new route to Sanford (Orlando) in 2019. Will be a weekly flight provided by TUI using 787-8 aircraft. Cancun also being added from 2020, again will be a weekly flight using the above aircraft. Hurghada also being added in 2019, again with TUI. https://www.don...

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by CrawleyBen
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese carriers catching London fever: MU launches PVG-LGW, CA ramps up PEK-LHR frequency
Replies: 39
Views: 7481

Re: Chinese carriers catching London fever: MU launches PVG-LGW, CA ramps up PEK-LHR frequency

I have heard rumours that Air China will shift their Chengdu to London Gatwick service to London Heathrow in S19, as well as China Southern launching daily flights to Beijing Daxing and doubling frequency to Guangzhou. Is any of this true? I'm sure China Eastern would love to operate their 3x weekl...

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by CrawleyBen
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 247
Views: 27943

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

https://www.piratefm.co.uk/news/latest- ... announced/

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Flybe is adding service from Newquay Airport to London Southend from 2019. Flights due to start off at 5x weekly before being increased to daily.

https://www.piratefm.co.uk/news/latest- ... announced/

Ben

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by CrawleyBen
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 247
Views: 27943

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

https://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornw ... ct-2088197

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Scandinavian Airlines to launch a new route between Newquay Airport & Copenhagen in summer 2019 (twice weekly on Monday & Fridays)

https://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornw ... ct-2088197

Ben

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by CrawleyBen
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian has applied for a Brazilian operating license
Replies: 26
Views: 5492

Re: Norwegian has applied for a Brazilian operating license

Hmm, another potential long haul flight (s) for Gatwick then.

Am I right in thinking the only non-stop flights between London & Brazil are operated by BA and TAM Airlines out of Heathrow?

Cheers

Ben

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by CrawleyBen
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY Flight from LHR usual flight path
Replies: 4
Views: 1453

Re: EY Flight from LHR usual flight path

Last night flight EY18 took a very strange flight path avoiding French and Belgium airspace. any ideas? https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ey18#1d6bb397 Could be wrong, but I believe this might be weather related? At Gatwick yesterday we were warned of possible disruption to incoming flight...

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by CrawleyBen
Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 293
Views: 43335

Re: Hifly A380 Operating LGW-JFK

jamsco99 wrote:
Aren't gatwicks a380 gates at the north terminal, whereas DY operates from the south ?


The A380 was on stand 172M yesterday which is a coaching stand. I caught sight of the A380 this afternoon parked up, as my wife was driving us home from work at Gatwick.

Cheers

Ben

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by CrawleyBen
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese carriers catching London fever: MU launches PVG-LGW, CA ramps up PEK-LHR frequency
Replies: 39
Views: 7481

Re: Chinese carriers catching London fever: MU launches PVG-LGW, CA ramps up PEK-LHR frequency

Must admit I was surprised when I saw this. Would have thought Shanghai would be more of a LHR route instead of a LGW one.

Still good to see a new carrier at Gatwick, hope the route works.

Cheers

Ben

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by CrawleyBen
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 293
Views: 43335

Re: A Hifly Airbus 380 landed on OSL today

I hope the HiFly 380 will have a busy summer bailing out tour operators on IT charters when their own equipment goes tech and backlogs occur. Norwegian Air Shuttle has hired it in to fly passengers between London and New York for the next 3 weeks due to their Boeing 787 engine issues. https://flysm...

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by CrawleyBen
Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian has applied for a Brazilian operating license
Replies: 26
Views: 5492

Re: Norwegian has applied for a Brazilian operating license

It's been mentioned to me by a colleague at work that the Buneos Aires route might be on its way out of Gatwick sooner rather than later. Despite the high passenger loads on each flight, Norwegian aren't covering their costs on this particular route due to the low ticket prices on offer etc. The fli...

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by CrawleyBen
Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA announcing LGW to Cologne-Bonn
Replies: 13
Views: 2306

Re: BA LGW to Cologne-Bonn

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1382507&p=20585871#p20585871

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Morning Selsey Bill.

I made reference to this piece of news in the thread below last week (Rest of UK thread)

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1382507&p=20585871#p20585871

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Ben

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by CrawleyBen
Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA announces PIT-LHR
Replies: 157
Views: 19468

Re: BA announces PIT-LHR

Good luck to BA and Pittsburgh Airport with this new route, hope it works well for all.

Cheers

Ben

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by CrawleyBen
Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 247
Views: 27943

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

Primera @ BHX It looks like it is all going to end in tears. Malaga ends 28 October Palma ends first week in September Barcelona - off sale and it appears it is not starting Alicante - off sale and it appears it is not starting Tenerife - off sale and it appears it is not starting Las Palmas - off ...

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by CrawleyBen
Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 247
Views: 27943

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

[quote="BHXRunway15"] Primera @ BHX It looks like it is all going to end in tears. Malaga ends 28 October Palma ends first week in September Barcelona - off sale and it appears it is not starting Alicante - off sale and it appears it is not starting Tenerife - off sale and it appears it is...

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by CrawleyBen
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 247
Views: 27943

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/articles/ ... ck-network

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British Airways are adding a seasonal route between Gatwick & Cologne from November (4x weekly). Route will be stopped in March 2019 I believe.

http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/articles/ ... ck-network

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Ben

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by CrawleyBen
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 247
Views: 27943

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

Tweet from Airlineroute today stating that Tianjin Airlines is moving their Tianjin/Chongqing service from Gatwick to Heathrow as of 25th August 2018.

Twice weekly as per now with Airbus A330 aircraft.

Cheers

Ben

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by CrawleyBen
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rouge / Air Canada Cancels Toronto - Gatwick?
Replies: 63
Views: 9050

Re: Rouge / Air Canada Cancels Toronto - Gatwick?

Flew GLA-YYZ and back with them, legroom was fine but it’s only three weekly high season and was only 2/3 full. IFE was u/s on the way back but I tend to read. Agree it’s sub par to have both mainline and Rogue to London, they end up cannibalsing their own yields. BA dropping 777 capacity into the ...

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by CrawleyBen
Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rouge / Air Canada Cancels Toronto - Gatwick?
Replies: 63
Views: 9050

Re: Rouge / Air Canada Cancels Toronto - Gatwick?

[twoid][/twoid] I mentioned this in a seperate thread about this the other week. A member of staff I dealt with through my work at Gatwick, confirmed the route had been dropped in favour of Reykjavik (her words not mine). Gatwick has ample capacity from YYZ as it is, as others have already demonstra...

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by CrawleyBen
Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI TPE-LGW/VIE increased to 5/week
Replies: 3
Views: 1140

Re: CI TPE-LGW/VIE increased to 5/week

Looks like for summer they are increasing to 5x/week from 3. I assume their loads must be pretty decent to do that, anyone have numbers for these destinations or any of their other European ones? Are they still thinking of moving to LHR? Anyone know who they got their LHR slots from when they first...

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by CrawleyBen
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA not resuming OAK
Replies: 61
Views: 9308

Re: BA not resuming OAK

This OAK flight from LGW might be moved to SFO. Ok I'm curious, is this speculation, or do you know something more? Cheers Ben I haven't heard anything about a BA move to SFO but I have heard from a friend who works for a ground handling company at SFO that Norwegian is looking at running flight op...

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by CrawleyBen
Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA not resuming OAK
Replies: 61
Views: 9308

Re: BA not resuming OAK

[twoid][/twoid]

777-500er wrote:
This OAK flight from LGW might be moved to SFO.


Ok I'm curious, is this speculation, or do you know something more?

Cheers

Ben

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by CrawleyBen
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian launches LGW-TPA
Replies: 37
Views: 5083

Re: Norwegian launches LGW-TPA

https://www.businesstraveller.com/busin ... mpa-route/

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Also some other changes to note.

Austin and Seattle going seasonal, and Oakland being dropped down to 3x flights per week. Chicago also going down to 4x per week.

https://www.businesstraveller.com/busin ... mpa-route/

Cheers

Ben

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by CrawleyBen
Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Int'l Routes that are underserved/not served
Replies: 93
Views: 6293

Re: Int'l Routes that are underserved/not served

[twoid][/twoid]

Murdoughnut wrote:
TPA-London


I presume you mean underserved for is route? British Airways operates the route daily from Gatwick using one of their 777's, but don't believe any other carrier operates there non-stop from London or elsewhere in the UK.

Ben

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by CrawleyBen
Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Exeter Airport
Replies: 152
Views: 12356

Re: Future of Exeter Airport

More chance of flying a chocolate firework to the moon, than Exeter having six runways and BA making it a hub airport.

What next? Emirates turn Cornwall Airport Newquay in to their next A380 destination perhaps :roll:

Ben

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by CrawleyBen
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian 787 engine issues: How do they decide which routes to keep the aircraft on?
Replies: 8
Views: 2813

Re: Norwegian 787 engine issues: How do they decide which routes to keep the aircraft on?

It's no secret that DY/DI has subbed out a number of 787s for other aircraft on its long-haul routes with all of the recent RR Trent 1000 engine troubles. I know that there have been a few Wamos Air 747s and A330s (seem to recall them being on EWR-BCN and maybe a few JFK-LGW flights), and I believe...

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by CrawleyBen
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air Intl plans Canada launch on July 23, 2018
Replies: 97
Views: 13931

Re: Norwegian Air Intl plans Canada launch on July 23, 2018

And the winner is Dublin, flights start March 2019 Because of the ADP situation obviously Considering that you state ''obviously'' I suggest that you get it right as it's, APD as in Air Passenger Duty NOT ADP! BTW ADP is not a situation it's a fact of life and it hasn't really affected the ever inc...

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by CrawleyBen
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What airlines are next for London Southend Airport?
Replies: 20
Views: 3125

Re: What airlines are next for London Southend Airport?

Maybe the likes of WOW Air or Primera Air might fancy a crack at SEN someday? (the latter for short haul routes to countries like Spain etc).

Just a thought..

Ben

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by CrawleyBen
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines That Still Fly The Airbus A310 (Passenger Only) As Of June 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 3276

Re: Airlines That Still Fly The Airbus A310 (Passenger Only) As Of June 2018

I've seen the A310 operate to Gatwick on previous occasions with Air Transat. Not sure if it still does nowadays or whether the flights are all A330 operated?

Cheers

Ben

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by CrawleyBen
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY emergency landing at BHX
Replies: 8
Views: 1287

Re: DY emergency landing at BHX

https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/m ... 792964.amp

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https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/m ... 792964.amp

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Ben

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by CrawleyBen
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 225 to MSY diversion
Replies: 2
Views: 1518

Re: BA 225 to MSY diversion

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1396537&p=20481133#p20481133

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Morning

Asked and answered in an already created thread yesterday - viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1396537&p=20481133#p20481133

Cheers

Ben

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by CrawleyBen
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 225 LHR-MSY
Replies: 3
Views: 1578

Re: BA 225 LHR-MSY

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BAW225


Medical emergency on board the flight according to flight radar 24 on Twitter.

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msyfly wrote:
Does anyone with the access to such information know what's going on with BA 225 today? It's descending and looks like it's headed to Gander.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BAW225


Medical emergency on board the flight according to flight radar 24 on Twitter.

Ben

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by CrawleyBen
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Abusive Jet2 Passenger Gets Life Time Ban
Replies: 6
Views: 1907

Re: Abusive Jet2 Passenger Gets Life Time Ban

I really don't understand why people get absolutely plastered/drunk on flights and then think it's fine to become abusive to crew members and other pax. It's good Jet2 have given this individual a lifetime ban, can only hope the idiot concerned doesn't do it again on some other airline in future. Ben

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by CrawleyBen
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian announces MAD-FLL
Replies: 49
Views: 5632

Re: Norwegian announces MAD-FLL

[threeid][/threeid] I wish they'd stop announcing new bloody long haul routes, when they're currently struggling on their LH fleet anyways. Until the chance of HiFly A350's or Wamos 747's on a DY flight has subsided, I'll avoid. A Wamos 747 was used to operate the LGW-JFK flight yesterday (I was at ...

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by CrawleyBen
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera ending BHX TATL (temporarily?)
Replies: 6
Views: 1250

Re: Primera ending BHX TATL (temporarily?)

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1395827

Mods - that's the 3rd thread to appear about this topic, you may wish to merge/lock one of the threads?

Cheers

Ben
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Morning all.

I started off a seperate thread about this very topic on Thursday morning when the news was announced

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1395827

Mods - that's the 3rd thread to appear about this topic, you may wish to merge/lock one of the threads?

Cheers

Ben

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by CrawleyBen
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air Birmingham (UK) transatlantic flights axed for 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 1907

Primera Air Birmingham (UK) transatlantic flights axed for 2018

Primera Air reported to have axed transatlantic flights from Birmingham to the USA & Canada for 2018 due to problems with delivery of new aircraft according to the article below (see link). They will look to commence ops in 2019 when the new planes are scheduled for delivery. http://www.travelwe...

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by CrawleyBen
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 120 Million Pounds Raised to Return One Concorde to Service
Replies: 71
Views: 12965

Re: 120 Million Pounds Raised to Return One Concorde to Service

People can dream I guess but that's all it will ever be you would think.

Ben

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by CrawleyBen
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian UK increases LGW-EZE to daily
Replies: 4
Views: 1394

Re: Norwegian UK increases LGW-EZE to daily

When I've seen the flight coming in to Gatwick the loads seem good/heavy. If that means it's making money I of course have no idea.

Cheers

Ben

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by CrawleyBen
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 247
Views: 27943

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

I think Ethiopian chose to launch Manchester instead. As for the new China flights, is it not the Air China service to Chengdu, which has been announced? The Ethiopian info was passed to me by a senior colleague who deals with this sort of thing at Gatwick so can only on what he mentioned. With the...

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by CrawleyBen
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 247
Views: 27943

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

I was passing through LGW this afternoon, and once again they have updated the signs at the shuttle station heading from South to North... I don’t believe I imagined it, but it appears Ethiopian has appeared and will be operating from the North Terminal. Schedules don't show ET flying into LGW thro...

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