Mostly because of the capacity, better fuel efficiency, cheaper price for the used aircraft, range and capability that B737-900ER doesn't offer and the fact that their B757-200 can't stay in their fleet forever. Also, it wouldn't surprise me if they wanted to use A320, it could carry 186 seating in...Jump to post
To look at a future 757 replacement for this airline you've first got to look at where this aircraft operates from; LBA & MAN only. Whilst a 737-900/max200/max10 will have no problem operating in/out of MAN it will out of LBA. If you don't know why; do some research about Leeds Bradford Internat...Jump to post
“The new AOC for Thomas Cook Airlines Balearics is an important step for our whole Group Airline,” Christoph Debus, Chief Airline Officer Thomas Cook Group said" More like Mr Debus it's an important step to cut costs and use cheap labour thats based on a European contract then expanding your UK...Jump to post
Don't forget that Britain, tonight, goes forward an hour! So the eta is 04:24BST against the 05:10 Scheduled. Impressive. Pitty that i can't find it on FR24.Jump to post
I would imagine that there are certain airlines out there that would snap some of the used 737-800's up. An example of this maybe Jet2 in the UK who are in the midst of retiring the 737-300 fleet so some could replace them alongside some fleet expansion. They only have 8 new ones left for delivery ...Jump to post
I would imagine that there are certain airlines out there that would snap some of the used 737-800's up. An example of this maybe Jet2 in the UK who are in the midst of retiring the 737-300 fleet so some could replace them alongside some fleet expansion. They only have 8 new ones left for delivery s...Jump to post
On another note I notice that some LS flights are moving into T2 MAN. This may be to make space for EasyJet in T1. If so, LS must have obtained concessions from MAN, or EZY, or most likely both to facilitate. Considering there has been no EZY expansion, despite the rumoured 18 based aircraft for Su...Jump to post
User001 wrote:Easyjet use T1 at MAN but plan to have 5/6 aircraft in T2. The current 12 based will remain fully in T1.
Jet2 will have 2 A330 from Air Tanker next summer, and MT will continue to have one, so that mans only one A330 available from the surge fleet of 4 I’m sure it was the other way around? GVYGK and GVYGM were with Thomas Cook this summer. (GK is still there and GM should rejoin next summer.) GVYGK is...Jump to post
A dear friend who couldn’t care less about what we all love, but is wealthy and only flies paid business. He lives in Miami and was excited (relatively) to take the BA A380. He flew AA 777-300ER back. He said he was shocked at how underwhelming BA was, so old and dowdy, even more shocked how much b...Jump to post
Arion640 wrote:BA once had an engine shut down inflight on a 747 from LAX and the captain continued to Heathrow instead of diverting. He did eventually divert to MAN, and shortly after he was then suspended.
Exciting times ahead for the Airport yes. easyJet have always had faith in the MAN market therefore i wouldn't expect anything less. Where they will expand to however is going to be interesting. The bucket and spade markets have lost capacity but to the airlines are going to be thriving on the fact ...Jump to post
Qatar Airways has announced new 4-weekly flights to Greece's second-largest city, beginning on March 27, 2018. This is the first ME3 carrier to fly to a Greek destination outside ATH. I believe it will be SKGs longest flight. https://www.qatarairways.com/en/press-releases/2017/nov/new-service-to-th...Jump to post
Here is a thought - could Jet2 order more 737-800's? or the max? There 757-200's are to be around for another 5-6 years however they are consistently expanding season upon season. There new bases at STN & BHX seem to be performing very well so would imagine they need more aircraft to warrant fu...Jump to post
Here is a thought - could Jet2 order more 737-800's? or the max? There 757-200's are to be around for another 5-6 years however they are consistently expanding season upon season. There new bases at STN & BHX seem to be performing very well so would imagine they need more aircraft to warrant fur...Jump to post
Rather then position it out they've took the opportunity to gain some revenue whilst positioning the aircraft out anyway to bring it back FULL. Looking at the following: LBA-MAH last flight for the season this Saturday - currently on sale at £26 LBA-HER last flight for the season this Saturday - cur...Jump to post
And where did you get that route map from? 2003?
Monarch are not an asset to buy, unfortunately. Mainly due to the amount of debt that comes with them. I would suggest we let the profitable airlines pick up the remaining assets/slots/capacity.
What I'm wondering is, why Monarch? What went wrong? EZ, FR, Thomas Cook, Thompson, Jet2 are all doing well, and have done well for several years. From an outsiders perspective they all seem to be doing the same thing, more or less. What factors have caused Monarch's dire situation? I feel terrible...Jump to post
This irritates me. Places like AUS and BNA getting LHR service .. and on 747s no less. Maybe I'm a traditionalist, but this is just wrong, Whats next? Duluth and Lubbock ? Oh dear ... your irritated because your local airport has a few flights a day to a handful of cities in America. You could just...Jump to post
I'm afraid bongodog1964, most airports are now designed like this as duty free is where most money is made. As an example, coming further up north; MAN T1 - You walk through security, are presented with a couple of shops, a starbucks, before you have to go through the duty free to get to the rest of...Jump to post
Sorry that came across really blunt apologies.
The BA connect sale to Flybe didn't include the LCY operation as BA didn't want to give Flybe the LCY operation. BA CityFlyer was born out of that i believe.
Different Ts&C's, different cost base, and different AOC. Thats why.Jump to post
Jet2 operate the New York shopping trips as a way of utilising the otherwise idle 757's during the winter time. Furthermore they provide regional links to New York city at the time of it's highest demand so it works. A few years ago, they tried to provide EWR during April, however scrapped due to lo...Jump to post
Cancun and MCO next. (Speculation) Where has this rumour come from? What is your source? Sigh. No rumor or source. Just a suggestion. Just checking. I don't think long haul is on the immediate radar however i would hazard a guess that it is on the long term radar. The A330 is going to give the airl...Jump to post
"Brexit" .... nothing to do with late easter in April? Storm Dorris and the March weather? Oh and you've picked international routes from major airports. What about Leisure routes? What about other airports? What about those routes that have shown growth to show a balanced picture?Jump to post
The airline is an embarrassment. The fact that they needed to position crew due and this was not oversold should not be taken out on the customer. Thats their problem and NOT the customers. If they knew there was going to a problem; then offer the customers at Check in or the Gate. Or better still i...Jump to post
If BA dropped one of their four BOS flights in favor of the A380, could they ever get that slot back? Or is it a use-it-or-lose-it thing? So they went for 4 flights a day to 3 using a A380. The LHR slot could then be used on a new route or expand an existing a route if the slot time is what BA are ...Jump to post
British Airways' operation at JFK is orientated around frequency rather than capacity. I would imagine the refurbished 744's would fly the JFK sector until the day they leave the fleet. The A380 has enabled BA to reduce daily flights on some routes whilst maintaining capacity, IAD is one of these r...Jump to post
Better off buying a few more B777-300ER for cheap. They are at the end of the current model run, you can get them fast, sold at a great discount, and flexible to run on other routes. Whilst i agree with the 777-300er been a flexible aircraft for BA it won't help grow some routes unless they add an ...Jump to post
Can see this happening however i doubt they'll transfer the 3rd daily LAX over to an A380 from a 747 in northern winter season. We'll probably see two daily SFO and LAX over Summer though. That then lists the possible candidates to get the A380 service; CPT (2 airframes required for a daily service)...Jump to post
I've looked at this in November and it is 5 daily at present. The first AA and the second BA leave within 20 minutes of each other 11:35 and 11:55 respectively.Jump to post
I doubt this will happen when the staff member states that it will happen - staff like to talk. The airline and holiday company is growing and i can very much see the focus been on growing Stansted and Birmingham at first before moving into any sort of long haul focus. Long haul brings a hell of a l...Jump to post