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by ZuluTime
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Loganair recieve 1st Embraer aircraft
Replies: 15
Views: 3081

Re: Loganair recieve 1st Embraer aircraft

Loganair operated G-AZUK It was operated by London European Airways on a wet-lease to Loganair for about three months in Summer 1989. Loganair had flying planned for two 146s but BAE sent one off to the US so paid for the wet-lease aircraft to cover the flying at Manchester that Loganair's own 146 ...

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by ZuluTime
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGW L1011 Timetable services
Replies: 76
Views: 6980

Re: LGW L1011 Timetable services

Yes. I've also got quite a few original airline weekly flying programmes issued by their scheduling departments - don't think I have for BIA, but have a load of the old Britannia pink sheets.

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by ZuluTime
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGW L1011 Timetable services
Replies: 76
Views: 6980

Re: LGW L1011 Timetable services

Quite funny, I have much the same memory of my first flight which was a British Airtours TriStar a few years earlier than yours, although was sitting way down near the U-bend toilets at the back of the cabin. The same publication for the details above has the British Island programme in it. PM me wi...

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by ZuluTime
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGW L1011 Timetable services
Replies: 76
Views: 6980

Re: LGW L1011 Timetable services

That was a Continental service with a DC10-30 with an Eastern code. The service was on a 747 by the following year. 1988 TriStar programme for British Airtours and British Airways at LGW: Saturday KT612 LGW 0625 - MAH - 1200 LGW KT613 Thomson Holidays KT530 LGW 0740 - FAO - 1400 LGW KT531 Redwing Ho...

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by ZuluTime
Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGW L1011 Timetable services
Replies: 76
Views: 6980

Re: LGW L1011 Timetable services

The Summer 1980 BAA airport timetable has the following L10 scheduled services at Gatwick: DL10 ATL 1915 - 0800 LGW L15 DL11 LGW 1205 - 1555 ATL L15 PA90 IAH 1830 - 0920 LGW L15 (was a MEX-IAH-LGW routing and also via Guatemala City two days each week) PA91 LGW 1110 - 1520 IAH l15 For 1985: DL10 ATL...

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by ZuluTime
Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/30/2018:AC Drops YYZ-MDT/ROC/SYR;DL Adds BOS-LIS, Drops SGU-SLC;F9 Drops CHS-ORD;UA Drops SGU-DEN/LAX
Replies: 44
Views: 6890

Re: OAG Changes 9/30/2018:AC Drops YYZ-MDT/ROC/SYR;DL Adds BOS-LIS, Drops SGU-SLC;F9 Drops CHS-ORD;UA Drops SGU-DEN/LAX

With DTW-LHR moving up to double daily and PDX-LHR going daily, that's an extra slot every day at LHR. One of the VS afternoon spares currently leased out, now to cover PDX?

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by ZuluTime
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air financial trouble?
Replies: 74
Views: 18534

Re: WOW Air financial trouble?

Mogensen was speaking at an aviation conference in London last week. I'm not sure what anyone else in the audience may have thought although my view is that the guy is absolutely busking it. He was asked by the interviewer whether he had to go for an IPO next year and his answer was that it would he...

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by ZuluTime
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA website hacked, personal and financial details stolen.
Replies: 21
Views: 2196

Re: Reuters: BA customer data breach

I've also made two bookings in that timescale using two separate cards each associated with a work or personal e-mail address and I've heard nothing. There must only be a small sub-set of customers affected though, as I would think far more than 380,000 customers would have made bookings via BA's we...

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by ZuluTime
Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape Air to start JFK
Replies: 52
Views: 5164

Re: Cape Air to start JFK

I guess if they are serving JFK during the off season, the slots will be available. Neat way to make money for Cape Air though - pick up any available JFK slots at any time you can, then make money out of selling them later.

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by ZuluTime
Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape Air to start JFK
Replies: 52
Views: 5164

Re: Cape Air to start JFK

I guess if they are serving JFK during the off season, the slots will be available. Neat way to make money for Cape Air though - pick up any available JFK slots at any time you can, then make money out of selling them later.

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by ZuluTime
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”
Replies: 154
Views: 13978

Re: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”

They applied for lots of slots at Heathrow this winter but didn't get anything. CEO Hayes is in London next week speaking at an aviation conference with the title being about jetBlue's European service plans.

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by ZuluTime
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic's split upper deck.
Replies: 23
Views: 8840

Re: Virgin Atlantic's split upper deck.

NZ321 - that's not the case. The LHR 744s had full Upper Class seating throughout the upper deck until around 2008 when demand for J class fell during and after the financial sector meltdown. I can't remember the seat count but it was something like 56 J class seats and that was too many. They neede...

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by ZuluTime
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why can't AA make JFK-MAN work but it can JFK-EDI? And also UA from ORD & IAD to MAN?
Replies: 113
Views: 8727

Re: Why can't AA make JFK-MAN work but it can JFK-EDI? And also UA from ORD & IAD to MAN?

It's nothing to do with the relative merits of Edinburgh or Manchester as tourism destinations, and all to do with the levels of service to other US points which remove the need to go via a hub like IAD or JFK. Anstar has it right: MAN sees far more destinations to the USA than EDI. So EDI can susta...

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by ZuluTime
Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA using Privatair BBJ?
Replies: 22
Views: 5823

Re: BA using Privatair BBJ?

Word on the street is that the Privatair 737 is operating for BA after they cancelled the contract with Eastern for the 170 due to reliability (or lack of it). I guess it's all BA could find to replace it at short notice.

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by ZuluTime
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA had an Astounding 483 IDB's in 3 Months; WN 669!
Replies: 50
Views: 8777

Re: AA had an Astounding 483 IDB's in 3 Months; WN 669!

I work in the industry and I didn't know what "IDB" stood for either. If you look at the source figures, the way I read it tells you quite a few things: DL are consistently overselling premium classes in particular given the number of downgrades for cash, but they must compensate well when...

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by ZuluTime
Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic network going downhill?
Replies: 112
Views: 20072

Re: Virgin Atlantic network going downhill?

VS strategy post 9/11 was to expand outside the UK/US market so that the airline was not totally dependent on that market and any factors such as economic downturns or events such as 9/11. All that said, the majority of the expansion into other markets such as BOM, MRU, ACC simply wasn't profitable ...

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by ZuluTime
Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai
Replies: 121
Views: 20465

Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai

The Little Red slots for the Edinburgh and Aberdeen routes were obtained under the remedy slot process from British Airways. Those were returned to British Airways when Little Red was closed. Flybe has subsequently obtained slots for the same routes (although at different times) from BA as it is obl...

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by ZuluTime
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai
Replies: 121
Views: 20465

Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai

VS still has multiple slots leased out to other carriers late afternoon at LHR and a portfolio of slots for evening departures within which slot swaps to move the 22:00 VS401 departure to 20:30 would be achieved. Very straightforward and there is some latitude to move slots late in the day at LHR if...

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by ZuluTime
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai
Replies: 121
Views: 20465

Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai

Forgive my frustration, but does anyone actually read the posts further up the thread? The DXB slots are going to fund the second daily BOS flight already announced for Summer 2019. Not ISB, ICN or anything else.

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by ZuluTime
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai
Replies: 121
Views: 20465

Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai

Slot and aircraft goes straight to the second daily BOS next summer. Whether the BOS is sustainable in the winter is a whole different question. If they can sort the 787 engine issues then I would not be surprised to see CPT back in the winter. Although Virgin Holidays does well in Dubai, it was onl...

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by ZuluTime
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Only a man can run an airline."
Replies: 137
Views: 10973

Re: "Only a man can run an airline."

So not content with the UAE countries boycotting his airline, he is now trying to get half of his remaining market to boycott his airline too. And the winner of this year’s Darwin Award for airline marketing goes to.....drum roll.....AAB!

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by ZuluTime
Wed May 16, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS to switch LAS to LHR in S19 ?
Replies: 36
Views: 6242

Re: VS to switch LAS to LHR in S19 ?

VS has spare LHR slots on lease to other carriers. They're not suited for a second BOS but would work for LAS. Surprised that the 747 capacity on LAS can drop comfortably to a 787, but it is possibly a response to Norwegian at LGW and BA at LHR - getting squeezed on both sides. Edit - just seen the ...

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by ZuluTime
Tue May 08, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces Edinburgh
Replies: 61
Views: 11551

Re: Emirates announces Edinburgh

This new flight will likely be the only flight from the Emirates Europe network that has a longer ground time at the outstation and does not follow the regular operational pattern for EK Europe flights


Stansted is starting with a very similar schedule.

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by ZuluTime
Fri May 04, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IAG to offload Norwegian Air stake after bids fail according to FT
Replies: 333
Views: 51302

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

So if IAG now dumps its 4.61%, Norwegian's share price tanks further and the whole pack of cards starts to look highly precarious. It would be quite a clever thing to do, if indeed that wasn't the plan all along. It's at times like this that I remember British Island Airways turning down a bid of £3...

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by ZuluTime
Wed May 02, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian going 3x daily LGW-JFK
Replies: 48
Views: 6495

Re: Norwegian going 3x daily LGW-JFK

I flew on the 0600 LGW-JFK recently and it was pretty awful in terms of the time I had to be out of bed, but I did it because I needed a one-way LGW-JFK in a decent seat which was cheap - part of a business trip. For different reasons, that was exactly my reason for choosing Norwegian last time - fo...

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by ZuluTime
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Volga-Dnepr to withdraw from An-124 freighter contract for EU and NATO
Replies: 71
Views: 11715

Re: Volga-Dnepr to withdraw from An-124 freighter contract for EU and NATO

More interesting question, how did CargoLogicAir get to be classified as a UK carrier under the EU Ownership & Control of Air Carrier rules?

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by ZuluTime
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is BA's Africa Network So Relatively Limited?
Replies: 52
Views: 9772

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

BA did indeed serve Dammam when Houston was at Gatwick and the two were inter-connected. Same for Lagos, where Lagos>Houston connections were key. BA has been limited to 1pd on Heathrow-Lagos by the Air Services Agreement between the UK and Nigeria. It did a second daily probably 20 years ago under ...

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by ZuluTime
Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is BA's Africa Network So Relatively Limited?
Replies: 52
Views: 9772

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

Several reasons why (and these are reasons rather than theories). Low frequency at which routes can be served (2/3 pw) viably means crew efficiency on long-hauls is relatively poor. Major problems repatriating local currency earnings back to the UK which is a risk - and one which nearly did for BCal...

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by ZuluTime
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HOP ATR-42 wing-body fairing crack
Replies: 8
Views: 2718

Re: HOP ATR-42 wing-body fairing crack

Blimey, that's a heck of a structural issue. I'd be surprised if that was foreign object damage.

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by ZuluTime
Sat Mar 24, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS dropping LGW - CUN
Replies: 43
Views: 8461

Re: VS dropping LGW - CUN

In VS's latest statement on their 2017 loss, they said passengers numbers were slightly down on 2016. Well, hardly surprising if they cancel popular flights done by full 747's and downsize their fleet on so many other routes You can still be running a full flight which is loss-making. Yields, not v...

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by ZuluTime
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Niki Lauda purchases NIKI
Replies: 194
Views: 42077

Re: Passenger Rights Group Takes Legal Action that Could Block Niki Sale to IAG

The whole EU261 compensation gravy train is getting out of hand. There is no way that these claims management companies should be allowed to stand in the way of the airline industry functioning competitively and to block the IAG/Niki deal if it would go ahead otherwise. Niki is bankrupt today so lik...

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by ZuluTime
Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United planes overnight at Heathrow?
Replies: 41
Views: 10634

Re: United planes overnight at Heathrow?

UA, AA and AC have all done this for a very long time indeed - ten years plus. Well established as a modus operandi for them to overnight aircraft at LHR. Same as BA and VS overnighting at JFK and in BA's case, BOS. BA used to have nightstoppers in EWR and IAD as well but the daylight eastbound serv...

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by ZuluTime
Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways and the 767
Replies: 100
Views: 19612

Re: British Airways and the 767

If I remember rightly, when BA ordered the 767 then the A-A-I-A exit arrangement was the only one available - I don't think the 767 configurations with Type III exits came along until a bit later in the 767 evolution. Happy to stand corrected but I'm pretty sure this is the case. And on the comfort ...

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by ZuluTime
Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways and the 767
Replies: 100
Views: 19612

Re: British Airways and the 767

[quoteI] was always surprised they never acquired any for use by Caledonian Airways rather than keep on the six TriStars they did. I know they would have been high capcity with ten abreast, but KT could have gone eight abreast in 767-336ERs (like BY did).[/quote] This was looked at in the day, but t...

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by ZuluTime
Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS to lease 4 A332's to cover 789 downtime
Replies: 207
Views: 60099

Re: VS to lease 4 A332's to cover 789 downtime

The J cabins on the VS A330-300s were on the large side for Caribbean demand so the 24J and greater number of Y seats on the Air Berlin A330-200s should be about ideal. The only issue is that Premium Economy should perform well in markets like that and may now be absent. On the A340 swap, bringing o...

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by ZuluTime
Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747 Retirement Date Set
Replies: 98
Views: 24433

Re: BA 747 Retirement Date Set

It says later in the investor presentation from the Capital Markets Day that three 777-200s are to be retired and replaced with three more 777-300ERs - so I'd guess this is the end of the road for the original "A" model 777s where three (G-ZZZx) survive today.

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by ZuluTime
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The UK's longest serving originally named airline ?
Replies: 44
Views: 4520

Re: The UK's longest serving originally named airline ?

Longest running UK AOC holder still trading under its original name is Bristow Helicopters. Longest running UK airline still trading under its original name is Loganair. There was no British Airways in existence from the start of the Second World War until the BEA/BOAC merger in 1974.

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by ZuluTime
Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/24/2017:DL Boosts Transatlantic
Replies: 67
Views: 10092

Re: OAG Changes 9/24/2017:DL Boosts Transatlantic

PenAir returning to a market dropped, or just a filing mistake? KS CEC-PDX FEB 0>2 MAR 0>2 APR 0>2 MAY 0>2 Also suspect the VS 6th daily JFK-LHR and DL reduction on ATL-LHR must be linked - the LHR slot has to be coming from somewhere. Looking at schedules available by both carriers, the new VS153/1...

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by ZuluTime
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New BA route to be announced tomorrow?
Replies: 122
Views: 18004

Re: New BA route to be announced tomorrow?

I'd never have guessed that - would have said LGW but there must either be a real premium cabin requirement for F, it needs feed traffic or else it just fits in at Heathrow in a way that it wouldn't fit the Gatwick route network. As said, a very nice layover for the crew - it doesn't get much better...

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by ZuluTime
Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New BA route to be announced tomorrow?
Replies: 122
Views: 18004

Re: New BA route to be announced tomorrow?

I can't see it being ISB or BGW for security reasons - the reasons they stopped are the reasons that they won't return either. CMB is unlikely as it's only a fairly recent departure and SEZ is more likely to be an LGW destination instead of LHR. To throw one out there - a destination BA hasn't flown...

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by ZuluTime
Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oldest passenger aircraft in svc - Telegraph
Replies: 27
Views: 5850

Re: Oldest passenger aircraft in svc - Telegraph

Oldest aircraft still operating scheduled services in the UK is Isles of Scilly Skybus Twin Otter G-ISSG - 1977 build.

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by ZuluTime
Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air adds KEF-CVG, STL, DTW & CLE!
Replies: 171
Views: 22488

Re: WOW Air adds KEF-CVG, STL, DTW & CLE!

I figure the same as KEF-LGW. Remember STN is not slot controlled and it has no night curfew. That's completely incorrect. STN is slot controlled - it is a Level 3 coordinated airport, same as LGW and LHR, and it has a restricted night quota system - exactly the same as LHR and LGW. Although the LH...

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by ZuluTime
Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe has new franchise partner
Replies: 29
Views: 6689

Re: Flybe has new franchise partner

EZEEMBFlyer, I think you are very wide of the mark in some of your comments: The use of the Saab 2000 to MAN from GLA and ABZ replaces the current loganair 2000. MAN-GLA is published as a J41 and I don't see any sign of Flybe giving MAN-ABZ to Eastern to operate? I think the ABZ-based Q400 crews wou...

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by ZuluTime
Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Is Norwegian Long Haul Like?
Replies: 3
Views: 486

Re: What Is Norwegian Long Haul Like?

Likewise only flown in Premium. Seats fine, first generation BA Club World seats which are more than adequate as Premium Economy nowadays. As previous posters have said, catering is not great - meal on LGWJFK was more like an old charter airline style meal and served in a pretty messy state which go...

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by ZuluTime
Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Airlines' A310-300s: only on domestic routes?
Replies: 3
Views: 1367

Re: Canadian Airlines' A310-300s: only on domestic routes?

No, they certainly used them on some ex-Wardair routes such as Manchester for as long as they had them. Remember seeing them at the time.

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by ZuluTime
Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHX-LHR on AA
Replies: 46
Views: 11852

Re: PHX-LHR on AA

Well, AA has acquired another slot at Heathrow from SAS and paid a lot of money for it. They must have a plan. At least one hopes they have a plan. PHX to replace the partial second BA flight, allowing BA to switch that to another new 787 destination would seem quite a likely bet.

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by ZuluTime
Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Ending PHL-LHR on March 23, 2018
Replies: 142
Views: 21142

Re: Delta Ending PHL-LHR on March 23, 2018

The only point of DL ever flying the route was to get the LHR slot on offer. After six seasons (and it was six, despite an effort to extend it to eight which failed) then they get perpetual rights to the slot. It does not revert to Aa/BA. Some of the other remedy slots do revert and the likelihood i...

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by ZuluTime
Sun May 28, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/28/2017: CA Drops LAXSZX, DL SLC-LHR Cut, J1 Adds ALB-PIT/JL/OR/HU/HY
Replies: 99
Views: 14270

Re: OAG Changes 5/28/2017: CA Drops LAXSZX, DL SLC-LHR Cut, J1 Adds ALB-PIT/JL/OR/HU/HY

DL SLC-LHR NOV 0.6>0 DEC 0.5>0 JAN 0.6>0 FEB 0.6>0 Do they have to use this slot now, or are they allowed to just sit on it for four months? No coincidence that in the same week as the DL SLC-LHR winter cut is announced, Jet Airways has announced a third daily BOM-LHR service this winter with great...

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by ZuluTime
Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates chairman hinting future fleet synergy with Flydubai
Replies: 5
Views: 2025

Re: Emirates chairman hinting future fleet synergy with Flydubai

Some of the existing EK services are shoe-horned into the current triple-bank system. By moving to a five-bank system at DXB, EK could create sufficient slots at peak times to fit FZ into DXB and move services back from DWC if the networks of both carriers were integrated. Some of the banks would be...

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by ZuluTime
Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS Sells two slots at LHR
Replies: 121
Views: 25380

Re: SAS Sells of two slots at LHR

China Southern have recently gained an additional pair of Heathrow slots with a very competitive early morning arrival. From 01JUN, here is the schedule of the new flight: CZ603 CAN LHR 0055 0635 CZ604 LHR CAN 1240 0710+1 Those early morning LHR arrival slots are certainly hard to get by. Those cam...

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