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by BritTraveller
Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unusual airline routes
Replies: 54
Views: 3108

Re: Unusual airline routes

The Neos flights from MXP to Nanjing & Jinan never made sense to me.

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by BritTraveller
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest flight from your airport?
Replies: 80
Views: 2417

Re: Longest flight from your airport?

LHR -- QF to PER
Longest Flown is SQ to SIN

LGW -- DY to EZE
Longest Flown is VS to MCO
Soon will fly BA to SJO

STN -- Primera Air to IAD
Longest Flown is U2/MT to DLM

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by BritTraveller
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans-Atlantic Berlin
Replies: 96
Views: 11625

Re: Trans-Atlantic Berlin

Berlin is poorer than West German cities... but it isn't a poverty stricken city. It could at least be served by an AA 767 to PHL and a UA 767 to ORD or IAD. If AA can get BUD and PRG to work, TXL will also work.

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by BritTraveller
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A midnight dinner on British Airways 777-300ER service from Boston to London Heathrow in World Traveller
Replies: 11
Views: 9316

Re: A midnight dinner on British Airways 777-300ER service from Boston to London Heathrow in World Traveller

lychemsa wrote:
I was once served a bacon croissant on British. Talk about gross.


Whilst I've never had a bacon Croissant, Ham & Cheese croissants are very popular at least here in the UK, so that sounds like a valid breakfast option.

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by BritTraveller
Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cities known mainly for Airports
Replies: 72
Views: 3104

Re: Cities known mainly for Airports

Southend, Stansted & Luton

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by BritTraveller
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Heathrow Hub?
Replies: 45
Views: 8469

Re: United Airlines Heathrow Hub?

Were the LHR-->AMS/BRU services served by the longhaul widebodies inbound from the States or were they stand alone narrowbody planes.

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by BritTraveller
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Current Status of LHR Terminals 1, 2, 3, and 4?
Replies: 48
Views: 6729

Re: Current Status of LHR Terminals 1, 2, 3, and 4?

Again off topic, but what is this extra US security check. I took a United flight in april 2017 flying LHR --> IAD --> DEN from T2. I never went through extra security. Just boarded the plane like normal.

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by BritTraveller
Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Turkish Airlines' new safety video be the most amazing safety video yet
Replies: 36
Views: 4773

Re: Could Turkish Airlines' new safety video be the most amazing safety video yet

It's like the British Airways one. The first 2 or 3 times it's amusing, but then its incredibly annoying.

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by BritTraveller
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Hints At New US City Update: Confirms HKG-SEA
Replies: 193
Views: 23485

Re: Cathay Pacific Hints At New US City

Seattle and Vancouver are three hours apart if no traffic and border crossing delays. I always think this is a fallacy that just brcause an airline serves one city 3 hours away, everyone is going to drive up there to catch a flight. They are two different markets. Airlines do use airports like HGH ...

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by BritTraveller
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Thomas Cook - Titan Airways swap
Replies: 6
Views: 481

Re: Thomas Cook - Titan Airways swap

We had the same going to DLM. We got the 763 :)

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by BritTraveller
Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: I'm surprised I've never flown on...
Replies: 31
Views: 1149

Re: I'm surprised I've never flown on...

I go to Turkey many times a year but I've never flown on Turkish.

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by BritTraveller
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anyone Tried Hainan Airlines DUB/EDI?
Replies: 2
Views: 300

Re: Anyone Tried Hainan Airlines DUB/EDI?

SO PLANE did a youtube report.

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by BritTraveller
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No UK-UAE LCC Service?
Replies: 39
Views: 3911

Re: Why No UK-UAE LCC Service?

32andBelow wrote:
Cus no one actually wants to go to Dubai


Well that's just stupid.

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by BritTraveller
Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Out of this world upgrades and downgrades!
Replies: 66
Views: 5236

Re: Out of this world upgrades and downgrades!

Thomas Cook A321 switched to a Titan 767-300

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by BritTraveller
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Int'l Routes that are underserved/not served
Replies: 93
Views: 6052

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

[twoid][/twoid] 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 I did mean underserved. BA does quite well on daily TPA-LG...

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by BritTraveller
Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Int'l Routes that are underserved/not served
Replies: 93
Views: 6052

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

LHR - KIX
LHR - CWL
LCY - MAN
LON - DPS
LHR - PTY

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by BritTraveller
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Countries and regions where the airport of the largest city is not the busiest
Replies: 54
Views: 3071

Re: Countries and regions where the airport of the largest city is not the busiest

In Germany the Rhein-Ruhr area served primarily by DUS and CGN is the most populous (10 million) and most industrial area, and Berlin is the capital as the biggest single city (3.5 million), but FRA (600 thousand) has the busiest airport. And to top it all off in the German state Northrhein-Westpha...

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by BritTraveller
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britains First Sharia Airline
Replies: 121
Views: 16956

Re: Britains First Sharia Airline

I just don't get the point, it's not as if Muslims aren't able to fly to on conventional airlines. If you're flying BA or VS there will be a Halal meal and you just don't purchase alcohol. Segregation isn't a way forward.

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by BritTraveller
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britains First Sharia Airline
Replies: 121
Views: 16956

Re: Britains First Sharia Airline

Try getting The Irish to purchase a flight without alcohol lol

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by BritTraveller
Wed May 30, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Person falls onto tarmac and dies after being removed from aircraft
Replies: 37
Views: 10456

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

I travel to DLM frequently. It's mainly airbridges however there are bus gates too.

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by BritTraveller
Tue May 29, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YVR to BKK & SIN w AC (Air Canada) B787
Replies: 22
Views: 5335

Re: YVR to BKK & SIN w AC (Air Canada) B787

Why are flights from The Americas to BKK very rare, but from Europe they're extremly common?

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by BritTraveller
Mon May 21, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big airports without transfer passengers
Replies: 89
Views: 10462

Re: Big airports without transfer passengers

AGP has got to be up there.

But also LGW, i mean BA channels a few connections as well as Norwegian but not many.

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by BritTraveller
Sat May 19, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Max Flyover Country (bragging rights?)
Replies: 14
Views: 1337

Re: Max Flyover Country (bragging rights?)

Canada or Russia, maybe even Iran because most Europe inbound EK/EY flights fly over as well as transcontinental routes.

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by BritTraveller
Mon May 14, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Old BA LHR 777
Replies: 6
Views: 3349

Old BA LHR 777

Does anybody know how many of the unconfigured B777 BA has at Heathrow. I know they're used on the Nassau/Grand Caymen route, is that it? How many are there, does anybody know?

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by BritTraveller
Mon May 14, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines that offer menus in Economy?
Replies: 22
Views: 1469

Re: Airlines that offer menus in Economy?

Virgin Atlantic & Singapore Airlines

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by BritTraveller
Thu May 03, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: They fly there??
Replies: 44
Views: 2874

Re: They fly there??

The VARIG flight to CPH

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by BritTraveller
Tue May 01, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: USA Flight Schedules
Replies: 19
Views: 1667

USA Flight Schedules

So travelling within UK/Europe/Asia, all airport departure boards are in order of departure. I arrived in Dulles and was at first confused but saw that the board was layed out in alphabetical order, the same in Denver & OHare. So, is this a strictly American quirk or have other countries adopted...

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by BritTraveller
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways going to 3 or 2 star?
Replies: 26
Views: 1581

Re: British Airways going to 3 or 2 star?

I prefer the buy on board. You're not stuck to eating what they give you, you can choose what you want. And M&S is quite nice food.

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by BritTraveller
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA remaining 763 routes
Replies: 41
Views: 7242

Re: BA remaining 763 routes

I flew on one 2 weeks ago to MAD

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by BritTraveller
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is BA's Africa Network So Relatively Limited?
Replies: 52
Views: 9774

Re: Why Is BA's Africa Network So Relatively Limited?

Looking forward I think medium term longhaul opportunities could be Durban and Harare for non-stop service. I also wonder if Banjul and Cape Verde could be an option for a couple of shorthaul flights per week for holiday traffic. BA have made the return to the Canary Islands so could be an option. ...

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by BritTraveller
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Taking a trip just to fly on a specific type of plane
Replies: 94
Views: 4776

Re: Taking a trip just to fly on a specific type of plane

I cut my final day in Madrid in half yesterday so I could fly back to London on the Iberia a340 insead of a BA a319

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by BritTraveller
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Strange 5th Freedom Routes
Replies: 32
Views: 3085

Re: Strange 5th Freedom Routes

XAM2175 wrote:
anshabhi wrote:
BritTraveller wrote:
EK ATH-EWR
SG DME-ARN
EK DPS-AKL

Can you clarify what's SG please?? Its not SpiceJet probably..


It's Singapore's ISO 3166-1 two-letter country code, but the IATA code BritTraveller is after is SQ ;)


Whoops

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by BritTraveller
Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: No security, immigration, or customs for connecting International flights at ATL?
Replies: 15
Views: 2800

Re: No security, immigration, or customs for connecting International flights at ATL?

For DL flights in ATL, at least, you don't have to pick up and recheck your bags if you're connecting to another international flight - so maybe that's what the F/A was referring to, but mistakenly mentioned not having to go through immigration as well. I know AA does this as well in MIA and DFW on...

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by BritTraveller
Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Strange 5th Freedom Routes
Replies: 32
Views: 3085

Re: Strange 5th Freedom Routes

EK ATH-EWR
SG DME-ARN
EK DPS-AKL

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by BritTraveller
Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Biggest airports with the least 777 service?
Replies: 31
Views: 2084

Re: Biggest airports with the least 777 service?

FRA? ATL? In comparison to their size.

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by BritTraveller
Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR - proposed night time ban, 7hrs
Replies: 94
Views: 14670

Re: LHR - proposed night time ban, 7hrs

readytotaxi wrote:
....sure the locals would like it.

......most of them work at Heathrow anyways.......[/quote]

I don't think you realise how many peope live in Hounslow.

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by BritTraveller
Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines with cities on their name
Replies: 84
Views: 4577

Re: Airlines with cities on their name

Anyone mentioned Tianjin Air yet

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by BritTraveller
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: This Weekends Significance
Replies: 3
Views: 889

This Weekends Significance

Has anybody else noticed how many routes are starting this weekend

QF MEL-PER-LHR
QF SYD-SIN-LHR
SU LED-LGW
EK DXB-TUN
DY LGW - ORD
BA LHR - SEZ
UA LHR - DEN
DL JFK - LOS
AA PHL - ZUR
EI DUB - PHL

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by BritTraveller
Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: Lufthansa to resume flights to Islamabad
Replies: 25
Views: 5219

Re: RUMOR: Lufthansa to resume flights to Islamabad

Lahore/Delhi and Karachi/Mumbai are very frequently compared as sister cities, but strangely, Islamabad has no straight Indian equivalent, mainly because the city is so new as it only became the capital as it was planned and built from the ground up fairly recently. Islamabad's equivalent would be ...

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by BritTraveller
Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favorite Airport to Fly In/Out Of?
Replies: 51
Views: 2340

Re: Favorite Airport to Fly In/Out Of?

LHR -- I still don't get why people hate the airport, also you can't fault the views of London on approach.
SIN -- No contest
CPH -- Nice airport with short security and lot's of shops.
DEN -- The only nice US airport I've been to.

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by BritTraveller
Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair announces first flights to Turkey
Replies: 16
Views: 3936

Re: Ryanair announces first flights to Turkey

I'm praying they'll fly STN-DLM

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by BritTraveller
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA LGW 777's
Replies: 5
Views: 704

BA LGW 777's

So I'm travelling to San José, Costa Rica next January on the direct Gatwick flight. Does anybody know whether all planes will be reconfigured to the new 10 abreast configuration or only some of the LGW fleet. Contrary to most I want to be on the new fleet as i'd rather the newer IFE. Also are the o...

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by BritTraveller
Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian's inaugural LGW-EZE today (14/2)
Replies: 24
Views: 5186

Re: Norwegian's inaugural LGW-EZE today (14/2)

Where are the IFE's?

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by BritTraveller
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's the longest flight into Britain?
Replies: 24
Views: 2434

Re: What's the longest flight into Britain?

If you look at actual flight distances flown on Fightaware (not sure how accurate that is ) as opposed to GC or planned. The GA flight to CGK fly 7600-7700m, the BA to SCL 7600-7800. CI LGW-TPE must be up there to, @7400m eastbound (they cant overfly western China so go south of the Himalayas), CI ...

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by BritTraveller
Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does UA fly the 757 to LHR?
Replies: 64
Views: 11597

Re: Why does UA fly the 757 to LHR?

afcjets wrote:
Because Newark, NJ is a very small city :banghead:


Newark is essentially New York.

Anyway they serve IAD with a 757 too.

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by BritTraveller
Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Biggest city pairs not connected by a 1 stop
Replies: 34
Views: 2696

Re: Biggest city pairs not connected by a 1 stop

EZE-DAC can be done via LHR on BA and BG on seperate tickets and EZE - MNL can be done also via LHR on BA and PR It can't because the BG flight makes a stop in Sylhet between LHR & DAC. It's those botherline case. DAC->LHR is non-stop, while LHR->DAC stop at Sylhet. So technically you can go on...

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by BritTraveller
Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Biggest city pairs not connected by a 1 stop
Replies: 34
Views: 2696

Re: Biggest city pairs not connected by a 1 stop

So, population (according to greater metro area): CKG 13M FIH 11M TSN 15M EZE 17M DAC 18M KRT 5M LAS 2M ----- As such, I would nominate EZE-KHI/JKT. KHI have 21M population and JKT have 30M. Another proposal would be TSN-GRU with GRU having 36M EZE KHI could be done on separate tickets via LHR EZE-...

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by BritTraveller
Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 route suggestions per airline
Replies: 36
Views: 1734

Re: Your 2018 route suggestions per airline

BA or TG to HKT from LHR/LGW
BA switching LIM to LHR
FR flying to Turkey, DLM would be nice.

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