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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: 8443

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 Oct 15, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The UK's longest serving originally named airline ?
Replies: 44
Views: 4421

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: 9981

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: 17890

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: 17890

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: 5804

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: 22393

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: 6658

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: 478

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: 1357

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: 11781

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: 21061

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: 14230

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: 2013

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: 25296

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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by ZuluTime
Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 'Trump slump' hitting air travel
Replies: 146
Views: 9365

Re: 'Trump slump' hitting air travel

I may be in a minority of one here, but as a UK resident who has travelled to the US very extensively in recent years, I will do everything I can to avoid the USA for as long as Trump is President. If I have a work requirement that takes me there, I'll reluctantly have to go, but I will do all that ...

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by ZuluTime
Wed Jan 25, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways to return Pakistan this year?
Replies: 21
Views: 10483

Re: British Airways to return Pakistan this year?

I'd say there's no chance of this happening. The security situation is probably not dissimilar to Lagos, but UK-Lagos routes make money (well, they did before the currency issues) as they are not subject to major yield pressures from the ME3 via their hubs. UK-Pakistan has lots of strong indirect co...

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by ZuluTime
Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 Cargo / Royal Mail Flights
Replies: 19
Views: 4975

Re: Jet2 Cargo / Royal Mail Flights

Jet2 did tender for one route (Belfast) but were unsuccessful and the whole jet and mid-size turboprop contract went to West Atlantic. Big growth for them.

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by ZuluTime
Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Croatia Airlines Sells LHR Slots to Delta
Replies: 38
Views: 10455

Re: Croatia Airlines Sells LHR Slots to Delta

LHR-BNA, 767 with five flights a week, perhaps?

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by ZuluTime
Thu Jan 12, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Croatia Airlines Sells LHR Slots to Delta
Replies: 38
Views: 10455

Re: Croatia Airlines Sells LHR Slots to Delta

They've sold them alright - transaction went through yesterday, as outlined above.

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by ZuluTime
Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe announces flights from London Heathrow
Replies: 50
Views: 8671

Re: Flybe announces flights from London Heathrow

Andy33, if you'd like to read the IAG/bmi competition remedies, please do so in full and then come back and tell me if your information is correct. I think you'll find one provision in the remedy slot agreement that you are overlooking. My posting is correct, no "ifs" or "buts" a...

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by ZuluTime
Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe announces flights from London Heathrow
Replies: 50
Views: 8671

Re: Flybe announces flights from London Heathrow

There will be further slots available if they operate EDI-LHR and ABZ-LHR for a minimum of 12 months under the terms of the remedy slot system.

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by ZuluTime
Sun Dec 25, 2016 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/30/2016: AM/AS/B6/DL/F9
Replies: 24
Views: 6609

Re: OAG Changes 12/30/2016: AM/AS/B6/DL/F9

That's quite a move for BA on LHR-Phoenix. Good for them, an extra 3pw on a 747-400.

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by ZuluTime
Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS cancels seasonal LHR-ORD service.
Replies: 62
Views: 9713

Re: VS cancels seasonal LHR-ORD service.

I'd say ORD has been on borrowed time for VS for about the last four years. It has apparently never done that well and the DL help in a city which isn't huge for them was presumably not enough to save it. It also sits on a peak morning slot at LHR and by trading ORD for the third LAX, I'd guess VS c...

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by ZuluTime
Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS launch 3rd daily LAX next May.
Replies: 55
Views: 8677

Re: VS launch 3rd daily LAX next May.

The fourth aircraft is to do with the extra summer A330 MAN-LAS operations when the 747 does extra MAN-MCO flights IIRC. It's only for eight weeks - but quite impressive that VS has six based aircraft at MAN anyway, even if only for a fraction of the year. Crews are mostly now based at MAN rather th...

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by ZuluTime
Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe and Loganair to end franchise agreement.
Replies: 31
Views: 5094

Re: Flybe and Loganair to end franchise agreement.

The new livery is already on the news release on the Loganair website!

Check under "Press Office" and the top article.

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by ZuluTime
Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways cancels BA3/BA4 LCY-JFK
Replies: 78
Views: 24527

Re: British Airways cancels BA3/BA4 LCY-JFK

The second aircraft is going on an LCY-Moscow DME rotation daily (ex Sat) from next year, not yet announced.

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by ZuluTime
Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was Britsh Airtours briefly renamed BRITISH CALEDONIAN?
Replies: 20
Views: 4665

Re: Was Britsh Airtours briefly renamed BRITISH CALEDONIAN?

No, it was as British Caledonian was still being integrated into BA. Although they made a start on painting aircraft, they couldn't lose the BCal name on some long haul services due to traffic rights held by BCal until the merger was complete. British Airtours became Caledonian, and flew a single 74...

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by ZuluTime
Mon Nov 07, 2016 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3 New China - London Routes Applied for
Replies: 39
Views: 11081

Re: 3 New China - London Routes Applied for

Update - Beijing Capital Airlines has also been awarded some Heathrow slots - two slots (Mondays and Fridays) for an evening A330 service from Hangzhou via Qingdao.

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by ZuluTime
Fri Nov 04, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA returns to 10-abreast 777 seating, increases A320 seating
Replies: 116
Views: 20716

Re: BA returns to 10-abreast 777 seating, increases A320 seating

Only 2 toilets being removed as far as I can see - both at the front of the aircraft to accommodate the galley by Doors 2 becoming smaller so that they can fit all 32 J seats in the forward A Zone of the aircraft. Interested to see also in the slide deck that they are putting Club Europe onto domest...

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by ZuluTime
Sat Oct 29, 2016 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3 New China - London Routes Applied for
Replies: 39
Views: 11081

Re: 3 New China - London Routes Applied for

Hainan have been granted slots at Heathrow for 3x weekly Changsha service. The others did not get slots at LHR, and Tianjin did not get the extra morning slots they had also requested at Gatwick.

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by ZuluTime
Mon Oct 24, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian ends summer flights to Las Vegas
Replies: 47
Views: 8088

Re: Norwegian ends summer flights to Las Vegas

The real question is how did they not know this before deciding to launch the routes to Vegas? It's not exactly as though the summer temperatures have changed or the runway suddenly became shorter, so it smacks of a route planning department operating at a far faster pace than the operations guys ca...

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by ZuluTime
Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways and Brunei service
Replies: 2
Views: 1026

Re: British Airways and Brunei service

The VC10s did indeed serve BWN and I think it was one of those classic routings of the era which ran through Europe, Bahrain, India and onwards into BWN - it might even have continued through Darwin at some point onwards into Australia. If I remember rightly, BWN was one of the many destinations dro...

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by ZuluTime
Mon Sep 05, 2016 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways cancels BA3/BA4 LCY-JFK
Replies: 78
Views: 24527

Re: British Airways cancels BA3/BA4 LCY-JFK

The BA A318s cannot be reconfigured into a high-density conventional short-haul layout. The aircraft were specified at build stage without overwing exits so as to further reduce the dry operating weights and improve payload performance. The lack of overwing exits limits the number of seats that can ...

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by ZuluTime
Mon Aug 22, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM launches Windhoek 3x/week in W16
Replies: 11
Views: 4170

Re: KLM launches Windhoek 3x/week in W16

The UK CAA reports the following route performance data for LHR-LAD-LHR for May 2016, when BA operated the route 2x/week: UK-ANGOLA: HEATHROW - LUANDA passengers transported 1.202 (2016) vs 2.418 (2015) = -50% BA #77 operates LHR-LAD 2x/week, so on average 75 pax per one way flight. This illustrate...

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by ZuluTime
Sun Jul 31, 2016 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What kind of aircraft did BAW flew LHR TLV after BEA / BOAC merge ?
Replies: 9
Views: 2165

Re: What kind of aircrafts did BAW flew LHR TLV after BEA / BOAC merge ?

Post merger, LHR-TLV was a VC-10 route usually flying Heathrow-Tel Aviv-Tehran. Seems unthinkable nowadays but that's what it was.

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by ZuluTime
Tue Jul 19, 2016 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to announce new US destination by the end of this Summer?
Replies: 220
Views: 38701

Re: BA to announce new US destination by the end of this Summer?

DL/VS went for Portland basically to ensure they got there first.

My money would be on a daily 787-8 to Nashville for BA. I'd be really surprised if it was anything else ;-)

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by ZuluTime
Sat Jun 25, 2016 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: High time 737-300 (N694SW) now retired from SWA
Replies: 15
Views: 5552

Re: High time 737-300 (N694SW) now retired from SWA

I had my first ever landing on the flight deck jumpseat on this aircraft back in 1987 with Orion -remember it well! I would think the ex-Orion aircraft would all have higher hours than a 737-300 with Southwest for its entire life. The "new" 737-300s, as they then were, worked very hard on ...

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by ZuluTime
Thu May 19, 2016 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: After SCL, Where Could / Should BA Go Next?
Replies: 109
Views: 17325

RE: After SCL, Where Could / Should BA Go Next?

It's interesting (and very telling) that all of the expansion over the next year is focused on routes that do not require early morning slots at <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>. The de-linking of <acronym title="Muscat - International (Seeb) (MCT / OOMS)...

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by ZuluTime
Sun May 15, 2016 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Europe B747-100s - What For?
Replies: 8
Views: 4446

RE: Air Europe B747-100s - What For?

Aah, N602FF - or "Fat Freddie" as it was known. The scourge of Air Europe for the summer it spent with it, operating Manchester to Orlando charters. Air Europe had ordered <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-11s but they were not expected to arrive until 1993 so they leased a 747-100 from T...

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by ZuluTime
Mon Apr 11, 2016 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: L-1011/500 Routes By Pan Am And BA
Replies: 57
Views: 7002

RE: L-1011/500 Routes By Pan Am And BA

After <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> had sold the TriStar 500s to the RAF, they did indeed lease back G-BFCE for Summer 1985, which was operated by British Airtours. It was brought into service very quickly to cover the summer flying programme after the damage to G-BBAI when it overra...

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by ZuluTime
Sun Apr 10, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Openskies To Get A 767
Replies: 62
Views: 21891

RE: Openskies To Get A 767

Is there any reason why they wouldn't simply re-fleet the entire OpenSkies operations with the refurbished 767s coming out of <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>? Seems that it would be a far more logical thing to do rather than running a split fleet with only four aircraft, even despite t...

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by ZuluTime
Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Starting Gatwick - Cape Town?
Replies: 42
Views: 12407

RE: British Airways Starting Gatwick - Cape Town?

The fact that this has appeared on a Wikipedia update to the <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> page also stating that they're starting <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW</acronym>-Mogadishu means it needs to be treated with extreme caution. It is so unlike...

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by ZuluTime
Mon Mar 14, 2016 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Puts A340-600 Into Storage
Replies: 33
Views: 25886

RE: LH Puts A340-600 Into Storage

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/AirbusA6" class="quote" target="_blank">AirbusA6</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i>I would have thought A346s would be perfec...

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by ZuluTime
Sat Mar 12, 2016 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde At JFK - Questions
Replies: 55
Views: 11429

RE: Concorde At JFK - Questions

Just before the crash, I had the lifetime experience of a <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym>-<acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> sector on G-BOAB. Great fun - the previous flight ha...

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by ZuluTime
Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arrivals Into Norwich (NWI) Tonight
Replies: 9
Views: 1723

RE: Arrivals Into Norwich (NWI) Tonight

It was so bad when I last did the journey by road that I've had no inclination to find out whether the road has been improved since then!! Seems like only yesterday....but good news if it's dual carriageway all the way. Have you managed to stop one tractor trying to overtake another one though...?

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by ZuluTime
Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arrivals Into Norwich (NWI) Tonight
Replies: 9
Views: 1723

RE: Arrivals Into Norwich (NWI) Tonight

Almost certainly correct about the bmi Embraer. You only need to do the road journey to Norwich once and be stuck behind a tractor on the single carriageway road once before you decide that flying to Norwich is better than driving. East Anglia is the nearest thing to an island connected to the mainl...

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by ZuluTime
Wed Feb 24, 2016 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA To Lease 2 JO 737-700's For S16
Replies: 35
Views: 15692

RE: BA To Lease 2 JO 737-700's For S16

I was maybe being too polite. The clear implication of the article I'd seen referred to Jettime needing more finance to continue flying, not to expand. I wish them well, I really do, but the deck seems stacked against them and they'll have no shortage of homes for aircraft in the summer (Monarch las...

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by ZuluTime
Tue Feb 23, 2016 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA To Lease 2 JO 737-700's For S16
Replies: 35
Views: 15692

RE: BA To Lease 2 JO 737-700's For S16

It's a very strange move and all recent media reports about Jettime have shown that they are seeking extra finance to support the business. I hope <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> know what they are getting into here. Surprised the new <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), Uni...

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by ZuluTime
Tue Feb 16, 2016 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will VS Resume LHR-HKG-SYD-HKG-LHR?
Replies: 42
Views: 12292

RE: Will VS Resume LHR-HKG-SYD-HKG-LHR?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Andy33" class="quote" target="_blank">Andy33</a> (<a href="#28" class="quote">Reply 28</a>):<br/><i>Fair enough, you're right about Las Vegas. C...

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