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by Cunard
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe up for sale
Replies: 33
Views: 4566

Re: Flybe up for sale

I’m hoping that the Eddie Stobart group will buy them (being the giant group that it is), so then they can FINALLY have jets. I reckon that IAG will snap them up. You do realise that Stobart Air already have jets, they recently added two Embraer ERJ 190 aircraft which are being leased to BACF for t...

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by Cunard
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 204
Views: 21570

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

Does that apply to ALL flights originating from Inverness and other airports in the Highlands and Islands or just Loganair Scottish mainland and Island routes? Does it also apply to British Airways on INV to LHR? Both serious questions and no sarcasm involved as I wasn't aware of the facts regarding...

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by Cunard
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 204
Views: 21570

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

KL are to increase INV-AMS to 15 weekly for the whole of S19 (rather than 14 weekly in just July-August in S18), using mostly E190s and occasional E175s and 737-700s I wonder how much being exempt from APD is having an effect on traffic there? Perhaps a lot more folk are using INV for cheaper premi...

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by Cunard
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Astana EMB 190 Squawked 7700 after erratic flight; landed safely
Replies: 124
Views: 27041

Re: Air Astana EMB 190 Squawked 7700 after erratic flight; landed safely

On the YouTube video of the actual ATC recording that was previously posted your notice that at the beginning of the video at 00.07 seconds it states that the aircraft ''an Air Astana Embraer ERJ-190LR (PK-JCK) performing flight KZR1388/KC1388 from Lisbon LPPT to Cairo HECA''. I'd still say they fl...

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by Cunard
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Ratings names winner for Best Airline
Replies: 15
Views: 2353

Re: Airline Ratings names winner for Best Airline

These sort of awards are very one sided and should be taken for what they are but in saying that I am not surprised to see Singapore Airlines at the top of the list.

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by Cunard
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe up for sale
Replies: 33
Views: 4566

Re: Flybe up for sale

I can see IAG making a move and possibly merging Flybe into their BACF operation or the Stobart group returning to the table now that Flybe is worth only £25 million but as far as the LH Group is concerned I don't see that happening especially as Brexit is getting even closer and foreign ownership m...

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by Cunard
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So Western Global finally managed to have some sort of livery...
Replies: 12
Views: 3123

Re: So Western Global finally managed to have some sort of livery...

But it's not is it as it's a GLOBE not as good as the Pam Am globe but nonetheless it's a GLOBE!

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by Cunard
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will BA offer HNL service?
Replies: 40
Views: 5243

Re: Will BA offer HNL service?

I wonder if QF or NZ would ever use their fifth freedom rights to fly HNL-LHR as a tag on from SYD/AKL. And why would they even bother to do so, it would definitely lengthen the flight for no real economic reason and even if it was viable I am sure that either one of them would have done so by now ...

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by Cunard
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat partners with easyJet for connections in Europe, Africa from LGW
Replies: 14
Views: 2640

Re: Air Transat partners with easyJet for connections in Europe, Africa from LGW

Westjet has served YUL for years. Though not from LGW. Ah gotcha.. lol. I thought that was a strange coming from you. My bad. Absolutely your ''bad'' how on earth could you have taken it any other way as it's completely obvious what was being said. I can't believe it and it's totally your fault as ...

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by Cunard
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So Western Global finally managed to have some sort of livery...
Replies: 12
Views: 3123

Re: So Western Global finally managed to have some sort of livery...

I have a feeling that it was actually an honest question and not made in jest!

Just going by some of his previous posts gives me that impression.

So I believe the reply from SpaceshipDC10 was rather appropriate :-)

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by Cunard
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda shutter LHR
Replies: 113
Views: 24595

Re: Garuda shutter LHR

Re. the overnight stop in Jakarta - it's actually a great place to spend a night as you can get a 5* hotel for about £30 and a Mercedes limousine to/from the airport costs about £10. But I understand most people wouldn't want to do that, they just want to get where they're going. Anyway, the Austra...

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by Cunard
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History
Replies: 105
Views: 15555

Re: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History

Moosefire wrote:
rjsampson wrote:
Not an airline.. But I believe FedEx currently has the largest fleet of A310s currently in service. Feel free to correct me if I'm mistaken.


Definitely an airline ;)


:-) :-) :-)

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by Cunard
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will BA offer HNL service?
Replies: 40
Views: 5243

Re: Will BA offer HNL service?

LHR-NYC-HNL don't work. There isn't a flight earlier enough from LHR to catch the 3 dailies from NYC that leave at 830a-1030a It does work if you preplan an overnight in the Big Apple as part of your travel plans, what's one night when your traveling as far as Hawaii and who doesn't appreciate an o...

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by Cunard
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated after confirmation by BBC: Northern Virginia to win Amazon HQ2 bid
Replies: 53
Views: 1567

Re: NYC, Northern Virginia get Amazon HQs

Is it NYC as in New York City or Virginia or both?

Edit...ignore that as I've just looked at the link.

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by Cunard
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Astana EMB 190 Squawked 7700 after erratic flight; landed safely
Replies: 124
Views: 27041

Re: Air Astana EMB 190 Squawked 7700 after erratic flight; landed safely

The aircraft was flying from Alverca to Cairo not Minsk, it was heading back to Astana in Kazakhstan with a tech stop in Cairo. Minsk is in Belorussia not in Kazakhstan. The aircraft was indeed flying to Minsk UMMS with Sheremetyevo UUEE as alternate. Was going back home after a C-check in Alverca....

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by Cunard
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will BA offer HNL service?
Replies: 40
Views: 5243

Re: Will BA offer HNL service?

The market isn’t there for a LON-HNL flight. Most brits that wish to holiday afar go to places like the Caribbean, Thailand, Maldives etc. Hawaii is just to far, as likely direct flight would be too expensive. OMAA For someone who supposedly works for an airline and in particular an airline that pr...

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by Cunard
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will BA offer HNL service?
Replies: 40
Views: 5243

Re: Will BA offer HNL service?

The market isn’t there for a LON-HNL flight. Most brits that wish to holiday afar go to places like the Caribbean, Thailand, Maldives etc. Hawaii is just to far, as likely direct flight would be too expensive. OMAA There is a market from London to Honolulu but not a big enough market for a direct f...

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by Cunard
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will BA offer HNL service?
Replies: 40
Views: 5243

Re: Will BA offer HNL service?

They have before, although far from non-stop. There are plenty of opportunities, but not enough people want it non-stop. According to the HVB, Europeans that visit the Islands are definitely increasing & that trend has been only trending up. But as the people that explore as far as Hawaii on va...

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by Cunard
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History
Replies: 105
Views: 15555

Re: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History

Air Transat still flies them. You don't say, wow are you telling us something that at least 99.99% of us on a.net are already aware of! If and I mean if you have bothered to actually read this thread from the very beginning like most people do you would have seen that Air Transat has been mentioned...

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by Cunard
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History
Replies: 105
Views: 15555

Re: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History

Not an airline.. But I believe FedEx currently has the largest fleet of A310s currently in service. Feel free to correct me if I'm mistaken. Fed Ex only have 5 A310F remaining in service and these are soon to be phased out. In comparison Fed Ex currently have 68 A3006RF in service which are gradual...

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by Cunard
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will BA offer HNL service?
Replies: 40
Views: 5243

Re: Will BA offer HNL service?

I don't honestly see British Airways starting service to HNL it's a long flight and yields would probably be very hard to achieve plus the aircraft used on the flight would make more money elsewhere on the airlines network. Any connecting traffic from London to Honolulu can be taken care of by Ameri...

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by Cunard
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP A340 at LHR CS-TOA
Replies: 18
Views: 4439

Re: TAP A340 at LHR CS-TOA

I also remember Pier 1 used to see Virgin B747 (arrivals only), and Air France used B777s as well on LHR-LAX. I think 212 and 209 were the wide body gates at the end, used to be the Golf gates. The new Terminal 2 whilst not half as romantic, is world class :) OK looked it up, it was F9/209 and F10/...

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by Cunard
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Astana EMB 190 Squawked 7700 after erratic flight; landed safely
Replies: 124
Views: 27041

Re: Air Astana EMB 190 Squawked 7700 after erratic flight; landed safely

Two members of the crew (a 37-year-old Kazakhstani and a 54-year-old Briton) have been taken to hospital with minor injuries. https://www.dn.pt/pais/interior/dois-tripulantes-do-aviao-que-aterrou-em-beja-no-hospital-com-ferimentos-ligeiros-10164442.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter It ...

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by Cunard
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Astana EMB 190 Squawked 7700 after erratic flight; landed safely
Replies: 124
Views: 27041

Re: Air Astana EMB 190 Squawked 7700 after erratic flight; landed safely

That is one of the crazier ATC recordings I've heard. They seemed to have no idea of their heading, and almost definitely didn't realize they were turning around in circles at one point (sounds like they were in clouds so had no visual reference). I wonder if we'll ever find out any more info, sinc...

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by Cunard
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5Y-SAZ oldest jet airliner still used for PAX service?
Replies: 26
Views: 7945

Re: 5Y-SAZ oldest jet airliner still used for PAX service?

I'm confused, is this thread regarding the oldest jet airliner still in PAX service as quoted by the OPs headline title or about DC3s, Convair 580s, etc which are clearly NOT jet airliners!

Is the thread going off topic?

Obviously sarcasm is involved with the above :-)

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by Cunard
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History
Replies: 105
Views: 15555

Re: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History

Yeah forgot about Royal Jordanian, a beauty! Edited a couple more into my last post Air Jamaica and Tarom. Bo)am A full list of the Airlines that have served LHR over the years on a regular basis with the Airbus A310, Air India Air-India certainly had a sizebale A310 fleet but did not fly it on a r...

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by Cunard
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History
Replies: 105
Views: 15555

Re: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History

I still remember the sight of a British Caledonian example on finals into Glasgow for a staff/PR visit, circa April 1984. At the time it was joining the ranks of the modern era of new jetliners, including the 757 and 767. I must say I thought I'd see it more often than that one time, B-Cal of cours...

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by Cunard
Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History
Replies: 105
Views: 15555

Re: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History

Always loved the A310. Remember the good old days at LHR. Cyprus, Lufthansa, Turkish, TAP, Kenya Airways, Air Jamaica, Tarom and probably missing a few? My personal favourite if anyone remembers them was Diamond Sakha! Bo)am MEA too. Flew on theirs a few times out of LHR. I suggest that you read th...

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by Cunard
Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda shutter LHR
Replies: 113
Views: 24595

Re: Garuda shutter LHR

Ridiculous timings with a 20.00 arrival into LHR let alone the airlines thinking in flying a A333 non stop to Singapore and onwards to Jakarta or Danpaser even. Garuda were at LGW for nearly 25 years and when they returned to the London market a few years ago they should have remained at LGW rather ...

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by Cunard
Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What was the first plane with a crew rest area?
Replies: 6
Views: 2742

Re: What was the first plane with a crew rest area?

I believe the PanAm Clippers had crew rest, as did the DC-6/7 and Constellation - at least with some airlines. Before that the Zeppelins obviously also sported crew facilities. I think the Zeppelin wins. :) Lightsaber Although does the Zeppelin actually count though as a true ''Aero-Plane'' as the ...

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by Cunard
Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP A340 at LHR CS-TOA
Replies: 18
Views: 4439

Re: TAP A340 at LHR CS-TOA

There were several gates at the former Terminal 2 at LHR that could accommodate aircraft upto the size of a A300/B767 sized aircraft and if I remember correctly there were four gates. One of the gates the one that your referring too was on the far right of the Terminal adjacent to the southern cargo...

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by Cunard
Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Wizz Air discount tickets.
Replies: 21
Views: 867

Re: Wizz Air discount tickets.

In November 2009 I purchased a return flight with Ryanair from London Stansted to Krakow for just £00.00 yes it honestly was for nothing. The flight was midweek with the early morning flight on the Tuesday returning the following afternoon with no hold baggage or prebooked seats and payment by a ban...

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by Cunard
Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda shutter LHR
Replies: 113
Views: 24595

Re: Garuda shutter LHR

So going by what's been quoted would that mean that the return flight from Danpaser to LHR be via Jakarta and Singapore? Garuda would be better off offering two flights a week to Jakarta direct and two flights a week to Jakarta via Denpasar giving the airline four direct flights a week from LHR to I...

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by Cunard
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tanzania to launch DAR-BKK-CAN in Feb 19
Replies: 12
Views: 2270

Re: Air Tanzania to launch DAR-BKK-CAN in Feb 19

The two B788s were supposed to do LGW dedicated one aircraft and the second one was going to do 3 weekly DAR BOM CAN vv DAR BOM CAN would perform much better from a revenue and SF point of view versus DAR BKK CAN plus DAR BOM nonstop would command decent yields and heavy cargo both ways. Air Tanzan...

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by Cunard
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air China A350s and 787s routes?
Replies: 12
Views: 1185

Re: Air China A350s and 787s routes?

PEK-YUL on the 789. Giving one example isn't much use to the question posed by the OP as obviously there are going to be many more routes served by these particular aircraft! Air China are scheduled to commence A350 on the 01 December 2018 Initial routes will be Beijing...London Heathrow eff 01 Feb...

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by Cunard
Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda shutter LHR
Replies: 113
Views: 24595

Re: Garuda shutter LHR

But Jakarta to London is about connecting two major capital cities and opening up Indonesia to the wider world not necessarily about bringing tourists to the country it's more about trade although obviously there are tourists using the connection but this route is all about prestige and having a pre...

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by Cunard
Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair plane seized at Bordeaux airport
Replies: 75
Views: 14877

Re: Ryanair plane seized at Bordeaux airport

But the common perception of the term regardless of language is EU, how often if ever do we see the term UE ever used! Here in the United Kingdom we're going through the process of leaving the EU as in the European Union not the UE, I have never seen that term used by the media, U.K. Government or a...

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by Cunard
Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGA to west coast
Replies: 45
Views: 5257

Re: LGA to west coast

You need a LGA like this https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1405669 Oh no not another attempt at your ridiculous mega airport ideas, I have to say that I missed this one but looking at the replies from other posters you've got similar responses to your other ridiculous ideas in...

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by Cunard
Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European destinations no longer served by DL
Replies: 59
Views: 7400

Re: European destinations no longer served by DL

I know some family used to work DTW-AMS-BOM on NW and that was around the time of the merger. Don't know how long that one continued for. I also remember my first time in Europe was flying DL JFK-LYS in 2009. I also seem to remember they had AGP service which hasn't been mentioned here. But that ma...

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by Cunard
Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: News Report: OU bankruptcy imminent
Replies: 35
Views: 11040

Re: News Report: OU bankruptcy imminent

ZAG-DBV might work but all other destinations are easily reachable by road. Croatian government is subsidizing these domestic flights so there might be some interested parties who might apply. Zagreb-Split is 4h30' by road and those are the two largest Croatian cities. I wouldn't call that easily r...

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by Cunard
Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat partners with easyJet for connections in Europe, Africa from LGW
Replies: 14
Views: 2640

Re: Air Transat partners with easyJet for connections in Europe, Africa from LGW

Strange move considering that EasyJet already partners with Westjet as part of their Worldwide Connections.

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by Cunard
Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda shutter LHR
Replies: 113
Views: 24595

Re: Garuda shutter LHR

Remember they just got a new CEO. Likely new boss man has his own ideas of grandeur. Is James Hogan the new CEO of Garuda? :biggrin: :duck: Obviously not the case but if you are interested in who the President, Director and CEO of Garuda Indonesia is it's a gentleman under the name of ''I Gusti Ngh...

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by Cunard
Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UE clamps down on Isle of Man tax loophole for corporate jets
Replies: 1
Views: 662

Re: UE clamps down on Isle of Man tax loophole for corporate jets

I think you need to change the wording in the headline from UE to EU!

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by Cunard
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History
Replies: 105
Views: 15555

Re: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History

TTailed Tiger Your absolutely correct regarding Delta and it's A310, it was a mistake on my part as they were obviously not used at LHR but they were seen at LGW after they had got the former Pan Am aircraft. Cool username btw, perhaps you should open a thread about Flying Tiger Airlines if I'm assu...

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by Cunard
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian drops LGW-SIN and announces LGW-GIG
Replies: 77
Views: 13996

Re: Norwegian drops LGW-SIN and announces LGW-GIG

Do you guys think they will be more successful in this GIG operation? Loads weren't bad to Singapore... fares probably won't be as "affordable" to Rio, but still will face tough competition from BA which operates Rio with MixedFleet, plus all the European competitors often dropping fares ...

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by Cunard
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda shutter LHR
Replies: 113
Views: 24595

Re: Garuda shutter LHR

Exactly and well put Skip and as always written perfectly with your usual dose of common sense :-)

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by Cunard
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 204
Views: 21570

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

Some big changes for EK services ex UK for 2019 (though unlikely to be any formal announcement until mid January at earliest) I'm going to make some guesses to what EK changes we could see in 2019: - LHR 1x daily flight to become high density A380 - EDI increase from 5x weekly to daily - STN upgaug...

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by Cunard
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History
Replies: 105
Views: 15555

Re: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History

Always loved the A310. Remember the good old days at LHR. Cyprus, Lufthansa, Turkish, TAP, Kenya Airways, probably missing a few? My personal favourite if anyone remembers them was Diamond Sakha! Bo)am Absolutely loved Diamond Sakha! They operated some Aeroflot sectors from Moscow that originated f...

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by Cunard
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am European Ops
Replies: 53
Views: 6007

Re: Pan Am European Ops

That is correct and it is well documentated that Pan Am picked up the route authority for MIA to LHR after they had merged with National which took effect in 1980.

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by Cunard
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European destinations no longer served by DL
Replies: 59
Views: 7400

Re: European destinations no longer served by DL

These are the ones I can remember since I got really interested in commercial aviation back in 2007... SEA-LHR (switched to VS) LAX-LHR (switched to all-VS) MSP-FCO ORD-CDG (switched back to AF) CVG-LGW, CDG, AMS, FRA, FCO (CVG dehubbed) MEM-AMS (MEM dehubbed) MIA-LHR ATL-SNN ATL-EDI ATL-MAN (switc...

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