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by SelseyBill
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways CEO threatens withdrawal from OneWorld Alliance
Replies: 80
Views: 20401

Re: Qatar Airways CEO threatens withdrawal from OneWorld Alliance

Considering the strong financial ties that Qatar has with Latam, IAG, and now Cathay, I would think there is some pressure from these airlines as well for AA to come to the table and seriously talk about this. Any type of quarrel can not be really beneficial for the alliance and its reputation. Kno...

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by SelseyBill
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Non-US BA Longhaul Destination?
Replies: 106
Views: 12250

Re: Next Non-US BA Longhaul Destination?

Would be interesting to see BA return to Alexandria. The last time they flew to HBE was using their franchise partner BMED. Problem is that route would benefit from connections to North America and obviously BA has a much larger network at LHR. LXR, SSH, and HRG on the other hand can survive from L...

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by SelseyBill
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Non-US BA Longhaul Destination?
Replies: 106
Views: 12250

Re: Next Non-US BA Longhaul Destination?

Taipei would be to me the most interesting move. And realistically, probably the one market in the region that can support both consistent yield and load that BA does not already serve. The bi-lateral between UK and Taiwan is really restrictive so only UK airline can add non-stop flight and frequen...

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by SelseyBill
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC
Replies: 269
Views: 27545

Re: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC

ASA wrote:
Nobody mentioned Boeing? :confused:

I wonder how the 787 production line / delivery schedules have influenced global travel patterns from CHS?


......yeah, that was my first reaction, maybe BA wanted 787 parts quicker......

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by SelseyBill
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways announce S19 flights from LHR to Bastia and Preveza
Replies: 9
Views: 1304

Re: British Airways announce S19 flights from LHR to Bastia and Preveza

Out of interest, how do they decide, with these types of routes, whether they operate them out of LHR or LGW? Traditionally, LGW has been the 'bucket and spade' route airport, but it seems more and more flights are being offered from LHR too. BA now fly the following bucket and spade routes on a se...

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by SelseyBill
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe losses much greater than expected - shares tank.
Replies: 41
Views: 6201

Re: Flybe losses much greater than expected - shares tank.

You can never say never with IAG, but given BA effectively paid Flybe to take BA Connect off its hands, it’s highly unlikely. Difficult to see I know, but I hope BA does step in here, and gives BE a shot under BA's full control..... I'm certain BA could pass on some of their purchasing economies to...

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by SelseyBill
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Antitrust Regulator to Investigate AA-BA Atlantic JV
Replies: 20
Views: 3911

Re: UK Antitrust Regulator to Investigate AA-BA Atlantic JV

lhrsfosyd wrote:
Absolute bollocks........


Thats what I love most about this site, well reasoned and rounded discourse, with articulate and thoughtful responses........

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by SelseyBill
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is LEVEL Airlines A Failure?
Replies: 15
Views: 2416

Re: Is LEVEL Airlines A Failure?

It is not just one flight, or a random sale, it seems to be most of the upcoming ones I can see between BCN and the USA at least. People here talk about Norwegian being in a bad situation financially but from what I can see the fares of Level are substantially lower than Norwegian consistently, so ...

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by SelseyBill
Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Corporate Jet ACJ321LR, Scheduled ?
Replies: 57
Views: 7221

Re: Airbus Corporate Jet ACJ321LR, Scheduled ?

...National parliaments and their opposition parties usually have a field day asking questions for tv, if King sized beds, golden table ware & waterfalls are included. Only totalitarian / strongly hierarchical regimes can get away with that ... https://edition.cnn.com/2018/02/27/politics/boeing...

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by SelseyBill
Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Corporate Jet ACJ321LR, Scheduled ?
Replies: 57
Views: 7221

Re: Airbus Corporate Jet ACJ321LR, Scheduled ?

...National parliaments and their opposition parties usually have a field day asking questions for tv, if King sized beds, golden table ware & waterfalls are included. Only totalitarian / strongly hierarchical regimes can get away with that ... https://edition.cnn.com/2018/02/27/politics/boeing...

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by SelseyBill
Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 128
Views: 29077

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

The world tails in branding terms were meaningless. Saw a BA 77W on the next gate as I arrived BKK-HKG yesterday, made me smile, my country’s flag, a piece of home. The Masanabo African art never had that effect. Ayling’s 1997 relaunch was a globalist one, he saw the world, as do many people in pow...

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by SelseyBill
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA commencing LHR-KIX in 2019 Spring
Replies: 41
Views: 9415

Re: BA commencing LHR-KIX in 2019 Spring

Which competitors are opening up new markets with a better service and better price? Virgin have retreated into becoming an extension of Delta; Norwegian, from London, are simply imitating BA's network but without that much success (see reductions to ORD and AUS); United and Delta are not posing an...

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by SelseyBill
Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA commencing LHR-KIX in 2019 Spring
Replies: 41
Views: 9415

Re: BA commencing LHR-KIX in 2019 Spring

TheLion wrote:
.......BA have hit their all-time low in the Walsh era. Profitable, but a disaster from every other metric.


......speaking as a shareholder, I'm pleased to hear it.

Gots to pay those bills somehow........

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by SelseyBill
Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK EWR flight a "Brilliant Strategy"
Replies: 53
Views: 9759

Re: EK EWR flight a "Brilliant Strategy"

jfklganyc wrote:
Newark is well know for insurance companies, its portugese district, corrupt governance, and high crime.....


.......don't forget The 'Bing'.......

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by SelseyBill
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Cityflyer adding four E190
Replies: 31
Views: 4964

Re: BA Cityflyer adding four E190

I have to admit to being surprised by this with a number of routes having been cancelled and The Elizabeth Line launching to Heathrow. It’s a big vote of confidence for BACF at LCY. .......I personally have never been of the view that 'Crossrail' into Canary Wharf will have any effect on overall ri...

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by SelseyBill
Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus partner with Cityjet for LCY
Replies: 46
Views: 4559

Re: Aer Lingus partner with Cityjet for LCY

IAG are not in the habit of tolerating inefficiency within its operations! I’m sure they have thought this out! IMO, it's not efficient to have two flights operating exactly the same routes within five minutes of each other (there are many examples - e.g. on LHR - DUB, BA0830 and BA5959). Cheers, C...

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by SelseyBill
Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus partner with Cityjet for LCY
Replies: 46
Views: 4559

Re: Aer Lingus partner with Cityjet for LCY

Could mean Economy Class competition for BA's all J LCY-JFK service, via a change of plane in Ireland. Since even on the 318 service passengers have to get off the plane in Ireland to pre-clear US Immigration and Customs, there's no real advantage, and they may well make more than they do now with ...

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by SelseyBill
Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA drops Tehran from 23 September 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 12149

Re: BA drops Tehran from 23 September 2018

SCQ83 wrote:
BA should deploy that capacity in friendly, progressive and peaceful countries and cities in the region like TLV, JED or RUH.


.....good to see satire is alive and well on 'a-net'.......

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by SelseyBill
Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda shutter LHR
Replies: 113
Views: 24666

Re: Garuda shutter LHR

......And potentially increase their unit costs substantially to a destination(s) that probably isn't (aren't) the highest yielding. BA have nearly eliminated tag-on flights for this reason (maybe eliminated all with the exception of LHR-SIN-SYD which is an entirely different model). Correct, but t...

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by SelseyBill
Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon
Replies: 248
Views: 57568

Re: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon

ikolkyo wrote:
........I think the 779 is a given for BA........


......maybe the least surprising post in this whole thread........

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by SelseyBill
Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda shutter LHR
Replies: 113
Views: 24666

Re: Garuda shutter LHR

Route is to be cut from 28 October. Given that northern winter is high season for travel to the southern hemisphere, it's likely to be a full route suspension. https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/280178/garuda-indonesia-closes-london-heathrow-bookings-from-late-oct-2018 A surprise her...

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by SelseyBill
Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda shutter LHR
Replies: 113
Views: 24666

Re: Garuda shutter LHR

Route is to be cut from 28 October. Given that northern winter is high season for travel to the southern hemisphere, it's likely to be a full route suspension. https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/280178/garuda-indonesia-closes-london-heathrow-bookings-from-late-oct-2018 A surprise her...

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by SelseyBill
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Non-US BA Longhaul Destination?
Replies: 106
Views: 12250

Re: Next Non-US BA Longhaul Destination?

GSP psgr wrote:
As far as some order of likelihood in Asia from LHR....my thoughts: 2. Islamabad (772): Strong VFR ties down the back and shorter stage length. With Pakistan, it's less a financial problem and more the security situation..


....or a A321XLR maybe....... :stirthepot:

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by SelseyBill
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Non-US BA Longhaul Destination?
Replies: 106
Views: 12250

Re: Next Non-US BA Longhaul Destination?

I feel like BA would murder GA if they flew to CGK with a 787-8, I've heard GA doesn't have good load factors on the route in the first place and BA could easily undercut prices. Unfortunate because GA is far superior IMHO .....BA already has a 789 on the ground on BA0033/34 rotation in KUL from 16...

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by SelseyBill
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Non-US BA Longhaul Destination?
Replies: 106
Views: 12250

Re: Next Non-US BA Longhaul Destination?

I'll throw this out there, but could BA have success with a higher density 777 out of Gatwick to Calcutta or Ahmedabad catering largely to O&D London traffic? Granted, you'd get some additional feed from the likes of JFK and YYZ, but is it a viable proposition or do India routes really need to ...

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by SelseyBill
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 470
Views: 70534

Re: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR

Apparently Airbus is looking at folding tips too...... I understand from engineering colleagues outside the aviation industry, that aviation sector suppliers; (Airbus maybe ?); are looking at new laminate materials, that 'curl' at ambient ground temperatures, but 'straighten out' at below -10 to -1...

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by SelseyBill
Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Mulling Airline Sale
Replies: 48
Views: 7770

Re: Thomas Cook Mulling Airline Sale

It's very apparent than all but one person who has posted in this thread read the original article (or, read it with any ability to discern what was being said). Nowhere does it say that MT is entirely for sale. This is about restructuring the organisation and raising capital. true.....but for the ...

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by SelseyBill
Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Mulling Airline Sale
Replies: 48
Views: 7770

Re: Thomas Cook Mulling Airline Sale

Condor would be perfect to rebrand as level. It would be an even more perfect rebrand the other way. Condor is an established brand, and goes well in almost all European languages. Sounds better than Level too. Completely agree with ' VSMUT ' on the Condor brand.....if IAG were to get control of TC...

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by SelseyBill
Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Mulling Airline Sale
Replies: 48
Views: 7770

Re: Thomas Cook Mulling Airline Sale

Maybe IAG can buy them instead of DY! Absolutely perfect acquisition for IAG as I see it, 3. Gives IAG/BA a boat-load more slots at LGW to play with, increasing slot-share there to about parity with EZY I guess, I suspect WW has been on the phone already several times to talk it through....... You'...

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by SelseyBill
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Mulling Airline Sale
Replies: 48
Views: 7770

Re: Thomas Cook Mulling Airline Sale

Don't forget the difference between a holiday charter airline and a scheduled one. TCX serves the Thomas Cook tour operators who need guaranteed capacity and lift to move their customers to the leisure destinations that they have sold to them. A charter airline exists to serve the tour operator and...

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by SelseyBill
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Mulling Airline Sale
Replies: 48
Views: 7770

Re: Thomas Cook Mulling Airline Sale

[code][/code] Maybe IAG can buy them instead of DY! Absolutely perfect acquisition for IAG as I see it, 1. Gives IAG Instant #2 airline in the German market, where they don't have an airline at the moment, 2. Gives IAG Instant presence in the Danish/Scandinavian market, where they don't have an airl...

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by SelseyBill
Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern explores JV with BA
Replies: 12
Views: 3499

Re: China Southern explores JV with BA

I think the CZ/AA codeshare agmt (http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1375001) and now negotiations for a CZ/BA JV mean that CZ is headed from ST into OW. ST permits a certain number of "non-ST codeshares" (e.g., NH and VN) ... but a "non-ST JV" probably means a pink ...

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by SelseyBill
Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA announces PIT-LHR
Replies: 157
Views: 19193

Re: BA announces PIT-LHR

I don't know the answer, but I would guess AA has some major influence on BA's USA service through their own FF numbers. I would have a guess that AA has more FF's of the big US3 in the STL market than in PIT, which makes the decision all the more surprising to me........... According to USDOT Tran...

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by SelseyBill
Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA announces PIT-LHR
Replies: 157
Views: 19193

Re: BA announces PIT-LHR

What businesses and industries attracted this new route? Any incentives to fly this route? The burgeoning tech scene as well as law firms seem to be the main industries. Reed Smith has their main offices in Pittsburgh, but they have several other offices as well as clients around the globe, includi...

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by SelseyBill
Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA announces PIT-LHR
Replies: 157
Views: 19193

Re: BA announces PIT-LHR

BA is busy announcing flights to US destinations, yes it is time that they look at destinations on the other end - Asia Pacific and Africa. In India, where BA has a good network and London O & D is fairly high, they should look at CCU, COK and may be AMD (compete with AI) also DAC. For US, next...

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by SelseyBill
Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA announcing LGW to Cologne-Bonn
Replies: 13
Views: 2248

Re: BA LGW to Cologne-Bonn

Morning Selsey Bill. I made reference to this piece of news in the thread below last week (Rest of UK thread) http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1382507&p=20585871#p20585871 Cheers Ben Hi man.......sorry to duplicate...... I did a quick search, but couldn't find anything.......

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by SelseyBill
Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shares hit record after core profit tops forecasts
Replies: 29
Views: 3322

Re: Airbus shares hit record after core profit tops forecasts

Let's see, A380 is still an anchor, A330 production has been lowered, A330 and A350 sales have stalled, no meaningful competitive freighter, despite claims of becoming the top producer by 2018 that's not happening..... sure things are just ducky at Airbus !! Two years ago AIrbus was a much more opt...

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by SelseyBill
Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA announcing LGW to Cologne-Bonn
Replies: 13
Views: 2248

BA announcing LGW to Cologne-Bonn

We had a thread a little while ago about short haul markets unserved by BA. Haven't seen it mentioned here; (apologies if it has); but BA is introducing LGW-CGN this November 18. Its only 4 O&D flights per week, but at least there is some service..... Im a little surprised that with all those sl...

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by SelseyBill
Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA announces PIT-LHR
Replies: 157
Views: 19193

Re: BA announces PIT-LHR

If LHR to US-hub demand reduces because more US cities get non-stop service, a smaller plane will do the job on the hub routes instead of a 747..... ........agreed Andy; but from what I've heard there is little or no evidence that these new BA LHR sectors like AUS/ BNA/ MSY/ SJC, has had any detrim...

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by SelseyBill
Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA announces PIT-LHR
Replies: 157
Views: 19193

Re: BA announces PIT-LHR

I too wondered about the joint venture and how much AA has a say in where BA goes next. Also is there a limit to the joint venture and how much AA and BA can share in destinations/flights? I am also guessing that AA can run connections through PIT and BNA and anywhere else? Yes.......id like to kno...

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by SelseyBill
Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA announces PIT-LHR
Replies: 157
Views: 19193

Re: BA announces PIT-LHR

Africa generally is very low-yielding, but we may see services re-instated if/when the A321NEO/XLR arrives. [The XLR will bring all of West/Central/North Africa/ India/ Western China/ Russia into LHR range]. No way. Flights to India's east coast/ western China are ~11 hours from LHR. No one in thei...

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by SelseyBill
Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA announces PIT-LHR
Replies: 157
Views: 19193

Re: BA announces PIT-LHR

........yes; if I'm in STL's business development team; I gotta be a little miffed right now. That is why I asked the question upstream about AA's influence (if any) on BA's planning decisions such as PIT through the jv. You would have thought AA might want to reinstate some service and love into a...

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by SelseyBill
Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA announces PIT-LHR
Replies: 157
Views: 19193

Re: BA announces PIT-LHR

........Riverside is already served via LAX. I guess they could always try out ONT-LHR, which may be an interesting proposition Indeed; BA have never been afraid of serving multiple airports in one metropolitan area; (think San Francisco SFO/SJO, NY JFK/EWR, Paris (until recently) ORY/CDG, Miami FL...

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by SelseyBill
Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA announces PIT-LHR
Replies: 157
Views: 19193

Re: BA announces PIT-LHR

Why are BA and Virgin so hell bent on saturating the US market with flights from London? Would be nice if both airlines were a little more adventurous looking into markets in Asia, Africa and South America. While they serve these three continents, they only have a smattering of flights to key citie...

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by SelseyBill
Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA announces PIT-LHR
Replies: 157
Views: 19193

Re: BA announces PIT-LHR

I find it surprising that you would think that CMH would be ahead of PIT for this. Sure; just a personal view. I had SAT ahead of AUS for BA, I had DTW or STL ahead of BNA, I had CMH ahead of PIT, I'm allowed to be wrong like anyone else right ?????? PIT is larger. Sure, Katy Perry is 'larger' than...

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by SelseyBill
Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA announces PIT-LHR
Replies: 157
Views: 19193

Re: BA announces PIT-LHR

Congrats, PIT! Its great to see BA making these small-medium market expansions. Hopefully this route will be increased by frequency soon after starting. Agree......BA have seen another open available market to expand into, and its good to see its not another knee-jerk response to a NORWEIGIAN move....

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by SelseyBill
Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA announces PIT-LHR
Replies: 157
Views: 19193

Re: BA announces PIT-LHR

4x weekly service on a Boeing 787. http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2018/07/25/british-airways-pittsburgh-london-non-stop-flight/ BA has not flown to Pittsburgh since 1999 when they cut LGW in October of that year. Fantastic news, albeit a little surprising. I for one would have had CMH ahead in my '...

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by SelseyBill
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines file complaints over French ATC disruptions
Replies: 12
Views: 1505

Re: Airlines file complaints over French ATC disruptions

And striking is a basic employee right in return.......,. sure; it is; but bringing an economy to its knees is not. I'm with the airlines on this one......... I'm afraid; when it comes to France; many of these disputes have little or nothing to do with the actual dispute at hand; it is all about th...

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by SelseyBill
Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ministers pay £1m to Qatar Airways to market Wales
Replies: 7
Views: 1542

Re: Ministers pay £1m to Qatar Airways to market Wales

I worked in Cardiff for many years and had some involvement with the then Welsh Development Agency one of whose jobs was to persuade companies to invest in Wales and create jobs - usually by giving grants and other commercial susbidies. I don't recall anything of this nature before, but it is just ...

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by SelseyBill
Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 470
Views: 70534

Re: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR

..........However I agree adding more range at low cost is a big win. There are still missions like LH's TATL routes that they want to service and they've said the 'LR' is a non-starter for them. Given they already operate the A32x family, adding one that can do their TATL missions would be an obvi...

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