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by Cunard
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways LHR O&D routes
Replies: 21
Views: 3635

Re: British Airways LHR O&D routes

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I hope that this thread doesn't drag on from your perfect response, we can always rely on your good self to say it as it is and your points hopefully will be understood by all.

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by Cunard
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CDG and ORY are changing a lot
Replies: 26
Views: 5526

Re: CDG and ORY are changing a lot

Link fails, and unless there are lots of pics it'll be useless to Anglophone moi. (And you can thank Miss Piggy for that much French) :D And how am I now first post???? The reason why your now the first post is probably down to the fact that it appears that you are the only person who doesn't under...

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by Cunard
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was there a Concorde flight BA191?
Replies: 21
Views: 2358

Re: Was there a Concorde flight BA191?

Modern "education". Their are many examples of it's advantage on this forum, more flexible then the old variant ever could of bean. Speaking of modern education, did you spell check your post? It would breeze through a spell check, as all the words I used exist - which isn't to say that i...

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by Cunard
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aegean expands Beirut service with 3 new destinations in S18
Replies: 6
Views: 863

Re: Aegean expands Beirut service with 3 new destinations in S18

Aegean airlines is expanding it’s network to Lebanon in S18 with the launch of 3 new seasonal flights to Beirut from Mykonos, Rhodes and Heraklion. These flights will operate in addition to the year round service linking Athens to Beirut. Do you have a source for this? Are you actually doubting the...

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by Cunard
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines London service before 1991
Replies: 31
Views: 5979

Re: American Airlines London service before 1991

jfk777 wrote:
AA DFW - LGW were flown by every big airplane they had from the 747-100 to Dc-10-30 to MD-11 to finally the 777-200ER before LHR opened up in 2008, not sure of the exact date AA switched from LGW to LHR.


Answer to your last question is 28 March 2008 so nearly ten years ago!

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by Cunard
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Routes from Ireland
Replies: 54
Views: 5645

Re: New Routes from Ireland

You do realise that there is a dedicated Irish Aviation thread, perhaps you should ask there and ironically the thread is currently above yours!

And why may I ask is the new north runway for Dublin in anyway ''famous''!

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by Cunard
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY cancel PER
Replies: 45
Views: 10222

Re: EY cancel PER

What's going on with Birmingham? "Only" served by QR and EK, however both airlines losing a significant number of passengers. Birmingham is a strange one considering it's large catchment area but it is squeezed between Manchester and Heathrow and therefore it leaks traffic to both airport...

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by Cunard
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most unique long-haul movement(s) at your local airport
Replies: 79
Views: 6512

Re: Most unique long-haul movement(s) at your local airport

MAN isn't really unique in the way that the title suggests. MAN has a fair amount of of long haul flights seen on a daily basis from 17 different airlines, I wouldn't regard that as being unique considering that it is United Kingdom's third busiest airport with long haul operations. It is true MAN ...

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by Cunard
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most unique long-haul movement(s) at your local airport
Replies: 79
Views: 6512

Re: Most unique long-haul movement(s) at your local airport

My local port is MAN in the UK. MAN has some decent selection of long haul, we do get the odd random/rare flights though. Air India 737-800s use to go via here or BHX through delivery. Aside from that I do like the Hainan A330s or Cathay a350s and Saudi 787s that MAN gets on a regular basis. MAN is...

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by Cunard
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 222
Views: 29570

Re: MAN news - 2018

If you look back at the previous posts it has already been discussed in great detail, although it has not been officially confirmed by either MAG or THAI the start date seems to have become public hence the reasoning of the addition of THAI on the Manchester Airport Wikipedia page albeit without a c...

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by Cunard
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 222
Views: 29570

Re: MAN news - 2018

A leaked list of tenants in MSY's new north terminal shows Thomas Cook, so I guess an announcement of MAN-MSY should be coming soon. I wonder if they will start in February/spring of 2019 when the terminal opens or wait until the summer. Spring is our busiest tourism season with Mardi Gras and the ...

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by Cunard
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: HiFly adding second hand A380s
Replies: 104
Views: 24613

Re: Confirmed: HiFly adding second hand A380s

The UK cruising operation is only one third of the whole TUI cruising operation. I'm aware of that. Still doesn't make your theory any more likely to happen in my opinion. Lisbon is not ideally located for a cruise turnaround port..for the key cruise areas it would increase costs as it would requir...

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by Cunard
Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest
Replies: 231
Views: 18185

Re: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest

That Delta family tree image is really cool it's a shame that other similar airlines don't have them.

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by Cunard
Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern comng back AGAIN?
Replies: 8
Views: 1030

Re: Eastern comng back AGAIN?

Thanks for the link to their ''excellent'' website :-)

I'm hoping that your not taking this seriously!

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by Cunard
Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Europe to Africa discussion
Replies: 73
Views: 6000

Re: Europe to Africa discussion tinder

No-one said Africa was a county! Well great u’ve Been North Africa and Nigeria and pretend through you readings to know a lot about central Africa and the Sahel. Well let me tell u something, by ranting about corruption and instability, you fall into a trap called generalization. If things are as b...

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by Cunard
Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Air Lines Caribbean Blue
Replies: 19
Views: 2569

Re: Eastern Air Lines Caribbean Blue

Why did they do this anyway? The white looked chic and the bare metal looked pretty crappy in my opinion. Eliminating the white paint was most likely done to reduce weight. USair and Western Airlines also eliminated the white around the same time. I wonder how much weight on average was actually re...

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by Cunard
Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Longhaul fleet
Replies: 6
Views: 1873

Re: BA Longhaul fleet

afterburner wrote:
chrisnh wrote:
Is there any other city on the BA map that also sees all six?

London?


I don't think that there is any need for the question mark :-)

Regarding London it would be LHR!

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by Cunard
Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Longhaul fleet
Replies: 6
Views: 1873

Re: BA Longhaul fleet

MartijnNL wrote:
Maybe change the topic title?


I TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOU!

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by Cunard
Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What about a reengined Caravelle
Replies: 79
Views: 7897

Re: What about a reengined Caravelle

I one hundred percent agree with you that there should be a Nostalgia forum for topics such as this so that the Civil Aviation forum doesn't get clogged up with pointless topics such as this one :-)

I think that it would make a very good forum to discuss anything nostalgic.

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by Cunard
Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of Etihad
Replies: 106
Views: 18777

Re: The future of Etihad

The biggest concern, of course, is what would happen to Manchester City if EY went belly up. Now I'm really worried... WHY? Manchester City Football Club is owned by the Abu Dhabi United Group which is a Sports Services company founded in 2008 by HRH Mansour bin Zayed Al Nayan and Sulaiman El-Fahim...

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by Cunard
Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What about a reengined Caravelle
Replies: 79
Views: 7897

Re: What about a reengined Caravelle

Joking or not but seriously why are these sort of threads even being allowed on A.net, they are getting to much and to many are appearing of late, the Mods should instantly lock them in my opinion.

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by Cunard
Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Europe to Africa discussion
Replies: 73
Views: 6000

Re: Europe to Africa discussion tinder

You have obviously never set foot in Africa. The situation of parts of a country has usually little influence on the the demand for travel which is usually located in the capital. Most Niger travel demand comes from Niamey, not the rebellious desertic north. Same for DRC. Demand mostly comes from K...

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by Cunard
Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Extreme seasonality Volotea
Replies: 8
Views: 1599

Re: Extreme seasonality Volotea

Volotea could look into expanding their scheduled network from several of their European bases to the United Kingdom and in particular a return to Southampton where they operated their only scheduled flights to the U.K. until last summer with their current flights for Summer 2018 being charters ope...

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by Cunard
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Europe to Africa discussion
Replies: 73
Views: 6000

Re: Europe to Africa discussion

One thing that I find amazing looking back to the late 1970's and up until fairly recently the amount of African airlines and in particular the flag carriers of those countries that previously had direct flights to London and in particular LGW. It's quite an impressive list, Afriqiyah Airlines to Tr...

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by Cunard
Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Europe to Africa discussion
Replies: 73
Views: 6000

Re: Europe to Africa discussion

The Europe to Africa aviation market has always intrigued me... there aren't many routes in the world which have more importance than many Europe to Africa routes. However, how many of these routes are subsidized and which ones in particular? Also, I was surprised to find only 10 African nations ha...

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by Cunard
Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Europe to Africa discussion
Replies: 73
Views: 6000

Re: Europe to Africa discussion

Using Bangui, Central African Republic as an example which has an AF flight to CDG, there are many cultural and historic links between the CAR and France. Also, to have a direct link to the developed world is of great economic importance to a country which is one of the world's poorest nations. Als...

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by Cunard
Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair is still growing 757 fleet
Replies: 29
Views: 6831

Re: Icelandair is still growing 757 fleet

I think he was being 'sarcastic'! :-) According to many here on A.net it seems as if every airline is going to order this as yet non existent aircraft! If the boys at Boeing are reading these forums they better hurry up and design the thing because according to many on here there's going to be a hug...

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by Cunard
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Extreme seasonality Volotea
Replies: 8
Views: 1599

Re: Extreme seasonality Volotea

They are going to be wet leased.

There was an article on ch.aviation yesterday where it's stated but it's behind a paywall.

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by Cunard
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair is still growing 757 fleet
Replies: 29
Views: 6831

Re: Icelandair is still growing 757 fleet

Obviously the top of the winglet isn't totally visible in this photo so it's not too clear to make it out but I'll take your word for it!

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by Cunard
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Extreme seasonality Volotea
Replies: 8
Views: 1599

Re: Extreme seasonality Volotea

Volotea are also adding some leased in A320 capacity for Summer 2018. Volotea could look into expanding their scheduled network from several of their European bases to the United Kingdom and in particular a return to Southampton where they operated their only scheduled flights to the U.K. until last...

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by Cunard
Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair is still growing 757 fleet
Replies: 29
Views: 6831

Re: Icelandair is still growing 757 fleet

Not sure about the interior, but TF-FII looks pristine from the outside. WiFi dome, Scimitar winglets and a fresh livery. Nice job, Icelandair! here's the bird here in Fortaleza, flying on behalf of TACV: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4567/26565891829_ce0860f39d_c.jpg Eyjafjallajökull @ FOR by Leo...

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by Cunard
Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH/BA dated equipment to DXB
Replies: 25
Views: 5316

Re: LH/BA dated equipment to DXB

O&D as in Origin Airport - Destination Airport as in point to point.

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by Cunard
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways seeks increased presence in China via mainland airline deals to keep pace with European rivals
Replies: 28
Views: 4297

Re: British Airways seeks increased presence in China via mainland airline deals to keep pace with European rivals

SQ789 wrote:
Next destination is likely to be: CAN, INC or CGO.


Any particular reason for your 'personal choice' of destinations?

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by Cunard
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa looking to expand in Asia Pacific
Replies: 48
Views: 9823

Re: Lufthansa looking to expand in Asia Pacific

The discussion of flying to both CAN and HKG... Those destinations are close to each other, with efficient land and water connections, and both also serve the big business area of Shenzhen in between. I think that, if LH would launch CAN flights, this would take away lucrative business from their H...

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by Cunard
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: THAI Eyeing MAN, HAM, Return to MAD
Replies: 38
Views: 8014

Re: THAI Eyeing MAN, HAM, Return to MAD

Neither LIS or OPO could support flights by Thai as there is insufficient demand for either of them to do so especially at this point in time when there are more likely candidates for the airline to serve before considering the Portuguese market which is fairly small.

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by Cunard
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China—Europe Services Thread
Replies: 37
Views: 3857

Re: China—Europe Services Thread

Strange OPO not being in this list. There are a lot of cheinese and asian people in Porto or Northern Portugal, so a flight OPO-PEK (like Beijing Capital does in LIS) perhaps can have a lot of sucess. As your fully aware Portugal is not a huge country and the link from Lisbon to Beijing is quite su...

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by Cunard
Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The future of traveling from/to UK after Brexit
Replies: 20
Views: 2090

Re: The future of traveling from/to UK after Brexit

Of course Brexit will happen, a date has already been set for the 19 March 2019 when the United Kingdom officially leaves the European Union with a two year transition period thereafter! 29th March 2019 Your absolutely right, I got the dates mixed up with my partners birthday which is on the 19th M...

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by Cunard
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Inaugural Gatwick-Austin
Replies: 76
Views: 10516

Re: Norwegian Inaugural Gatwick-Austin

Well I'm not apologising for how I replied and with regards to your last comment I hope that is the case, it's not that difficult to read through previous posts so that your informed and upto date with the discussion in hand!

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by Cunard
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa looking to expand in Asia Pacific
Replies: 48
Views: 9823

Re: Lufthansa looking to expand in Asia Pacific

Guangzhou, Kuala Lumpur and Manila must return! and another route that should return is Munich - Bangkok is another route with high demand, Lufthansa must regain its leadership in Southeast Asia ...since when was LH the "leading" anything, to SE Asia?? Lufthansa had a strong network of de...

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by Cunard
Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: £80 million investment plan for Edinburgh Airport
Replies: 96
Views: 9688

Re: £80 million investment plan for Edinburgh Airport

It's a single story Pier, not aesthetically pleasing but a Pier non the less!

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by Cunard
Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Inaugural Gatwick-Austin
Replies: 76
Views: 10516

Re: Norwegian Inaugural Gatwick-Austin

It would help if you actually read the previous posts where you would have clearly seen that it had already been replied to!

So many people on A.net jump into these threads without reading them throughly before replying, it happens all the time and it's annoying to say the least!

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by Cunard
Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The future of traveling from/to UK after Brexit
Replies: 20
Views: 2090

Re: The future of traveling from/to UK after Brexit

I doubt Brexit will happen. And the Spanish, Greeks, Portuguese and Cypriots need every £ they can get. These tourist resorts are built on British money. With the current forecast, all those £s won't be worh it more than peanuts... Of course Brexit will happen, a date has already been set for the 1...

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by Cunard
Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Inaugural Gatwick-Austin
Replies: 76
Views: 10516

Re: Norwegian Inaugural Gatwick-Austin

Unless you have high status, no one gets a free seat assignment on BA. You pay for club world seats for sure. BA are on their fourth year on the route, I'm sure it was a 744 last summer as well. So they will have had a good idea of demand. Of course a competitor may have altered the situation thoug...

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by Cunard
Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best ACFT for a Long Haul Low Cost Airline?
Replies: 15
Views: 1004

Re: Best ACFT for a Long Haul Low Cost Airline?

Considering that the passenger variant is no longer being produced I would say no, and those remaining B767's currently in service or in the dessert are too long in the tooth for any airline to operate them viably. Just a quick note but why the ACFT in your title rather than Aircraft it's only four ...

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by Cunard
Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Inaugural Gatwick-Austin
Replies: 76
Views: 10516

Re: Norwegian Inaugural Gatwick-Austin

REALLY!

I find it strange that your not aware of the IATA summer and winter schedule dates!

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by Cunard
Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Inaugural Gatwick-Austin
Replies: 76
Views: 10516

Re: Norwegian Inaugural Gatwick-Austin

Did you not know that before then or was it a sarcastic reply I'm not sure how to take that!

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by Cunard
Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: THAI Eyeing MAN, HAM, Return to MAD
Replies: 38
Views: 8014

Re: THAI Eyeing MAN, HAM, Return to MAD

MAN would be a good route (although SQ is there already!) so why not start BHX?! It seems they serve the main destinations in Pakistan, India and DAC in Bangladesh. Then they’ll also have connections to Australiasia, Asia, Thailand etc... :) BHX is only 90 minutes from LHR, I can't see THAI ever co...

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by Cunard
Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: THAI Eyeing MAN, HAM, Return to MAD
Replies: 38
Views: 8014

Re: THAI Eyeing MAN, HAM, Return to MAD

LH658 wrote:
I one time back tracked from IST to JED via FRA on Lufthansa.


No one in their right mind would really do that unless there was a huge difference in the price which I'm assuming was the case in point!

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by Cunard
Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: £80 million investment plan for Edinburgh Airport
Replies: 96
Views: 9688

Re: £80 million investment plan for Edinburgh Airport

I take it that you don't often travel through London Heathrow Airports World class Terminals 2 and 5 then because they are completely the opposite to what your referring to plus both were built well after 1990 so saying crap like 'lost the plot completely' somewhere around 1990 is ridiculous and im...

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by Cunard
Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Inaugural Gatwick-Austin
Replies: 76
Views: 10516

Re: Norwegian Inaugural Gatwick-Austin

I am wondering if there is too much capacity on this route. BA has the 744 and DY has the 788. I spot checked a day a couple weeks out and the 744 on April 17th looks pretty empty. I know that doesn't give a 100% accurate representation as some people don't pay for seat assignments so the flight mi...

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