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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: 53
Views: 2546

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: 16510

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: 16510

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: 10356

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: 5237

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: 10295

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: 1270

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: 3317

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: 1400

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: 2730

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: 1606

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: 1514

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: 7177

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: 9675

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: 4447

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: 2809

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: 2736

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: 2809

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: 2008

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: 13831

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: 4419

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: 858

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: 4824

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: 2241

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: 3907

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: 684

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: 5111

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: 2368

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: 11439

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: 2653

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: 2653

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: 1667

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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by BritTraveller
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United planes overnight at Heathrow?
Replies: 41
Views: 10603

Re: United planes overnight at Heathrow?

But I cannot imagine UA leaving one parked all night. (Although they used to leave on parked all day long at GIG) Didn't we establish they park two overnight at LHR? I was speaking figuratively about leaving an expensive new 787 parked over night or all day. Be it 2 or more, or even just one. no 78...

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by BritTraveller
Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United planes overnight at Heathrow?
Replies: 41
Views: 10603

Re: United planes overnight at Heathrow?

They're the two United transatlantic services to LHR that fly during the day. They land in the evening and both depart back to the east coast the following morning.

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by BritTraveller
Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 318222

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

When will ORD-LHR get proper IFEs in economy?

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by BritTraveller
Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: JNB: Widest commercial range?
Replies: 9
Views: 855

Re: JNB: Widest commercial range?

aeromoe wrote:
skyhawkmatthew wrote:
Cape Air operates piston-engined Cessna 402s out of BOS.


I have flown on a Cape Air C402 into BOS and I was considering this when I answered earlier but do any A380s currently serve Boston?

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Moe


British Airways do

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by BritTraveller
Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: EK to launch West Coast US flight from MXP
Replies: 58
Views: 9132

Re: Rumour: EK to launch West Coast US flight from MXP

It could be SFO/SEA/SAN

It could even be to a secondary airport like OAK/SJC/ONT

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by BritTraveller
Mon Dec 25, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 route suggestions per airline
Replies: 36
Views: 1667

Re: Your 2018 route suggestions per airline

Virgin Atlantic

LHR - YYZ
LHR - CPT
LHR - ORD
LGW - JFK
LGW - LAX

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by BritTraveller
Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is each airline's "exclusive route?"
Replies: 24
Views: 1881

Re: What is each airline's "exclusive route?"

British Airways : LCY - JFK

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by BritTraveller
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Dimmed Cabin During Day?
Replies: 13
Views: 1250

Re: Dimmed Cabin During Day?

Yeah, But our flight was at 12;00, hmm I'll never know. Also I remember now, the windows were also dimmed for boarding in LHR and disembarkation at IAD which I do not get at all.

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by BritTraveller
Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2017 Booked/ Flown Flights List
Replies: 243
Views: 16112

Re: Your 2017 Booked/ Flown Flights List

LHR - IAD (UA 788)
IAD - DEN (UA 320)
DEN - ORD (UA 739)
ORD - LHR (UA 763)
LGW - DLM (U2 320)
DLM - LGW (U2 320)
LGW - DLM (ZB 321) RIP
DLM - LGW (ZB 321)
LHR - TXL (QR 320) (BA)
TXL - CPH (AB 320) RIP
CPH - LHR (QR 320) (BA)

Future

STN - CGN (FR 737)
CGN - STN (FR 737)

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by BritTraveller
Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best and worst transfer airport by continent
Replies: 92
Views: 8846

Re: Best and worst transfer airport by continent

Only ever connected twice. On United from LHR to Denver through IAD and ORD. IAD was horrible, such long queues for immigration, we had a 2:15 long layover and still had to run for the flight. ORD was a breeze as the two flights were on the same concourse.

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by BritTraveller
Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Dimmed Cabin During Day?
Replies: 13
Views: 1250

Dimmed Cabin During Day?

So in April I travelled on a UA 788 flight from LHR to IAD. The flight took off at 12:00GMT and landed at around 15:05Eastern. Throughout the entire flight except Takeoff and the last 45 minutes, the windows were on the darkest setting and we weren't able to change it. Why was this?

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by BritTraveller
Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Members Posting For First Time
Replies: 118
Views: 73372

Re: New Members Posting For First Time

Hey!

I'm a long time lurker and thought I'd make an account just if I have any questions or opinions.

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