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by Arion640
Fri May 25, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde, was it bound for disaster?
Replies: 57
Views: 6676

Re: Concorde, was it bound for disaster?

It's not that bad of a film by 70's standards. But what gets it for me is when George Kennedy open the cockpit window and shoots a gun while flying along..... Great actor though. When your plane doesn't come equipped with countermeasures, you improvise! I just want to know how Patroni went from a l...

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by Arion640
Fri May 25, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA ends another African destination - June 2018
Replies: 55
Views: 9219

Re: BA ends another African destination - June 2018

If BA have reduced it to one weekly then it's practically being set up to fail. However, a net gain into Africa for BA with Durban being launched along with JNB going 3 daily on some days of the week. Also the addition of the extra Marrakesh flight from LGW. The additional RAK flight is from LHR, B...

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by Arion640
Thu May 24, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's up with MH's A380s? Will they keep/upgrade them?
Replies: 11
Views: 3534

Re: What's up with MH's A380s? Will they keep/upgrade them?

Armodeen wrote:
Arion640 wrote:
TUGMASTER wrote:

My guess is Saudi Arabia......
Ramadam in full swing at the mo...


Could be..although now over Bahrain and entering saudi at 40k ft.


About to land at JED.


Ahh yes..it's just left again and is heading back to KUL.

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by Arion640
Thu May 24, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's up with MH's A380s? Will they keep/upgrade them?
Replies: 11
Views: 3534

Re: What's up with MH's A380s? Will they keep/upgrade them?

TUGMASTER wrote:
Arion640 wrote:
9M-MND is currently 40kft near Dubai as MH8020, any ideas where this one is going?

Looks to be heading for europe.


My guess is Saudi Arabia......
Ramadam in full swing at the mo...


Could be..although now over Bahrain and entering saudi at 40k ft.

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by Arion640
Thu May 24, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's up with MH's A380s? Will they keep/upgrade them?
Replies: 11
Views: 3534

Re: What's up with MH's A380s? Will they keep/upgrade them?

9M-MND is currently 40kft near Dubai as MH8020, any ideas where this one is going?

Looks to be heading for europe.

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by Arion640
Thu May 24, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA ends another African destination - June 2018
Replies: 55
Views: 9219

Re: BA ends another African destination - June 2018

LHRFlyer wrote:
If you look at the timetable the aircraft spends nearly 19 hours on the ground at LAD so it’s a poor route for aircraft utilisation.


The last thing you want when you're short of aircraft as it is.

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by Arion640
Thu May 24, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA ends another African destination - June 2018
Replies: 55
Views: 9219

Re: BA ends another African destination - June 2018

If BA have reduced it to one weekly then it's practically being set up to fail.

However, a net gain into Africa for BA with Durban being launched along with JNB going 3 daily on some days of the week. Also the addition of the extra Marrakesh flight from LGW.

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by Arion640
Wed May 23, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could UK Government get a 787 / A350 ?
Replies: 63
Views: 5629

Re: Could UK Government get a 787 / A350 ?

Boris probably wants access to the BA 772ER that has the wiring and modification in place for Royal tours. A private compartment could be fitted for Her Majesty, and the plane had the back cabin and Business Class section for the flunkeys and hangers-on. It's still flying with BA; one of the G-YMM*...

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by Arion640
Wed May 23, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could UK Government get a 787 / A350 ?
Replies: 63
Views: 5629

Re: Could UK Government get a 787 / A350 ?

Don’t need one. The A330 is more than fine.

I was a brexit voter but we certainly don’t need a brexit plane.

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by Arion640
Wed May 23, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde, was it bound for disaster?
Replies: 57
Views: 6676

Re: Concorde, was it bound for disaster?

It also had a second crash If you've ever watched the awful movie airport 79. Not really, since it was the same exact airframe, F-BTSC. And that movie is one of my favorites, thank you very much! Couldn’t agree more. Great poster KJ ! It's not that bad of a film by 70's standards. But what gets it ...

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by Arion640
Tue May 22, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde, was it bound for disaster?
Replies: 57
Views: 6676

Re: Concorde, was it bound for disaster?

It also had a second crash If you've ever watched the awful movie airport 79.

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by Arion640
Mon May 21, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 to Athens
Replies: 30
Views: 6731

Re: Emirates A380 to Athens

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skyduster wrote:
And it's not the flight that continues to EWR (209/210). It's the other EK ATH-DXB daily, which is strictly ATH-DXB.


Is EWR 380 capable?

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by Arion640
Sun May 20, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Naples, Italy (+46,1% PAX Q1) booming. Could the US3 / ME3 fly there?
Replies: 35
Views: 4305

Re: Naples, Italy (+46,1% PAX Q1) booming. Could the US3 / ME3 fly there?

Seems like a perfect candidate for a Qatar A320 route.

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by Arion640
Sat May 19, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights Over Windsor and Royal Wedding
Replies: 33
Views: 6091

Re: Flights Over Windsor and Royal Wedding

I was at Heathrow at the time. Not watching aircraft however, watching the wedding in the skyteam lounge instead.

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by Arion640
Thu May 17, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 143
Views: 27298

Re: EK pilot shortage, now a safety concern

Crew bases in LON, FRA, MAD, NYC, LAX, DFW, HKG, SYD would be interesting. With the ammount of planes they send to the London Area per day (at least 9 with STN launching) i think it would be quite possible to have a London crew base. It would make rostering interesting but like mentioned would keep...

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by Arion640
Thu May 17, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which airlines are on the waiting list to operate into Heathrow?
Replies: 40
Views: 8216

Re: Which airlines are on the waiting list to operate into Heathrow?

Easyjet probably aren't on a waiting list of sorts but have stated they will acesss Heathrow when the new runway arrives.

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by Arion640
Thu May 17, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Spohr: OS to postpone long-haul fleet renewal
Replies: 78
Views: 10421

Re: LH Spohr: OS to postpone long-haul fleet renewal

SQ789 wrote:
Do all other bigger airlines already has modern Long Haul fleets nowdays? Or OS is the only one that still operates older Long Haul fleet?


The BA 747s hold some age.

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by Arion640
Wed May 16, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS to switch LAS to LHR in S19 ?
Replies: 36
Views: 6084

Re: VS to switch LAS to LHR in S19 ?

LHRFlyer wrote:
With CUN being dropped, I do wonder whether the Virgin Holidays Florida/Carribean operation may be sold by Delta.


Do delta own Virgin holidays then?

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by Arion640
Tue May 15, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS to switch LAS to LHR in S19 ?
Replies: 36
Views: 6084

Re: VS to switch LAS to LHR in S19 ?

I think it's entirely possible that VS could operate LAS from both LHR and LGW. Two distinct products, for two different sets of customers. If they can make slots available for the 789 service then why not? And as to engines, 2019 should see all affected engines hopefully upgraded. Their newer 789 ...

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by Arion640
Tue May 15, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Old BA LHR 777
Replies: 6
Views: 3282

Re: Old BA LHR 777

None of the LHR 777 fleet have the 10-abreast Y configuration which is the most recent upgrade. All B777-300s and all the B777-200s with GE engines have the B787/380 style seating with Thales IFE systems. All remaining RR powered 777-200s still have the older style seating and small Rockwell Collin...

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by Arion640
Tue May 15, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft registrations' connections to airport codes
Replies: 29
Views: 1812

Re: Aircraft registrations' connections to airport codes

I'd be wary of accepting these as gospel as I don't believe BA has ever made a public confirmation of any of these meanings. In particular, I'd say the G-EUxx series comes from "Euro Fleet" rather than any out of any particular affection for Brussels, but still an excellent start. You'll ...

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by Arion640
Mon May 14, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Old BA LHR 777
Replies: 6
Views: 3282

Re: Old BA LHR 777

I think he may mean the old seating from the early 2000s? Compared to the newer seating on the G-VIIx fleet.

I think there's 30 ish give or take, some now have the new 10Y or are in the process of getting it.

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by Arion640
Mon May 14, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no ME3 airline serve TLV?
Replies: 71
Views: 11026

Re: Why no ME3 airline serve TLV?

The UAE for instance won't allow you into the country if your passport shows you have been to Israel. That keeps getting repeated on this site, but it is NOT true. I can speak to that personally, as I've been to Israel, and had no trouble whatsoever entering Dubai... ...but if you want an authorita...

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by Arion640
Mon May 14, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft registrations' connections to airport codes
Replies: 29
Views: 1812

Re: Aircraft registrations' connections to airport codes

Found what I needed to find, the full list copied and pasted from flyertalk! G-EU** for the European Union ... I'd be wary of accepting these as gospel as I don't believe BA has ever made a public confirmation of any of these meanings. In particular, I'd say the G-EUxx series comes from "Euro ...

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by Arion640
Mon May 14, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft registrations' connections to airport codes
Replies: 29
Views: 1812

Re: Aircraft registrations' connections to airport codes

The other 777s are G-ZZZx, Z looks a bit like 7. G-BYGA stands for something too, I just can't remember what... So does G-VIIA...is that 7 in roman numerals? The 77Ws are G-STBx, for reasons I don't know. The G-VIIx series is almost certainly from the Roman numerals for 7, and G-ZZZx probably from ...

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by Arion640
Mon May 14, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1142
Views: 27801

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

So the faster the UK is out, the better for the EU. Not quite. The UK is the 2nd biggest EU contributor. And will continue to do so until Jan 2021. We'll see what happens then because market access has a cost (ask the Norwegians about it, they pay more per capita than the UK). I have said i'm more ...

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by Arion640
Mon May 14, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1142
Views: 27801

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

Completely different context and you know it. So, taking back control is only ok when you approve of the context. The NPT doesn't have a sanity clause. Everyone signed and ratified it. It is the law. If you want to take the right back to be outraged about a crazy dictator threatening to nuke ya, qu...

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by Arion640
Mon May 14, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft registrations' connections to airport codes
Replies: 29
Views: 1812

Re: Aircraft registrations' connections to airport codes

EI defiantly did this intentionally, G-YMML is a coincidence. G-YMMx is one of the series of registrations BA used for its 777s. “YMM” apparently refers to the year 2000, which was when the first aircraft in the series was delivered. BA usually selects the series of registrations carefully. The oth...

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by Arion640
Mon May 14, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1142
Views: 27801

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

Not the point. I've been trying to give a definition of independence and how an "entity" shall we call it, in the case of Indonesia became independent of the dutch empire. Then you haven't succeeded. By framing independence as the act of one entity "breaking away" from another e...

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by Arion640
Mon May 14, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1142
Views: 27801

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

Olddog wrote:
seahawk wrote:
So the faster the UK is out, the better for the UK.


So the faster the UK is out, the better for the EU.


Not quite. The UK is the 2nd biggest EU contributor.

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by Arion640
Mon May 14, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1142
Views: 27801

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

or the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty as a laudable exercise of "independence" or "taking back control", . We don't see Brexiteers complaining about the sactions against North Korea, do we? After all, they did nothing else than "taking back control" by deciding they ...

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by Arion640
Mon May 14, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1142
Views: 27801

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

Not the point. I've been trying to give a definition of independence and how an "entity" shall we call it, in the case of Indonesia became independent of the dutch empire. Indonesia became independent through bloody conflict, having been ruled over not through its choosing. The UK, joined...

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by Arion640
Mon May 14, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1142
Views: 27801

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

I tried to use an example to show you, one involving your own country. and you failed, since you chose to pick a country that wasn´t sovereign before. So, what control exactly will the UK take back in a possible Brexit (you know, no border between the Irelands, no access to the common market withou...

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by Arion640
Mon May 14, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1142
Views: 27801

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

Bizarre comparison. - Indonesia didn't join the Dutch empire voluntarily through a referendum. It was subjugated by force. - Indonesia was never given an exit mechanism a la article 50. - Dutch rule of Indonesia (like British rule in India) did not abide by international human rights - or any human...

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by Arion640
Mon May 14, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1142
Views: 27801

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

Didn't Indonesia break away from the dutch empire? Bizarre comparison. - Indonesia didn't join the Dutch empire voluntarily through a referendum. It was subjugated by force. - Indonesia was never given an exit mechanism a la article 50. - Dutch rule of Indonesia (like British rule in India) did not...

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by Arion640
Mon May 14, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1142
Views: 27801

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

Dutchy wrote:
Arion640 wrote:
Dutchy wrote:

But seriously man, what does that mean?


Didn't Indonesia break away from the dutch empire?


Yes, they did and good for them. What has that could to do with anything?


They took back control.

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by Arion640
Sun May 13, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1142
Views: 27801

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

Dutchy wrote:
sevenair wrote:
We're getting our country back. Taking back control and getting our independence.


But seriously man, what does that mean?


Didn't Indonesia break away from the dutch empire?

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by Arion640
Sun May 13, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG and British Airways
Replies: 3
Views: 1166

Re: IAG and British Airways

For a holding company that doesn’t hold an AOC, they’ve just replaced the enormous BA WORLD CARGO branding signs on the South Side at Heathrow with their own IAG Cargo one. Given much of BA Cargo staff were relocated over to IAG Cargo, do BA have their own cargo operation anymore? And will the enor...

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by Arion640
Fri May 11, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1142
Views: 27801

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

sevenair wrote:
Oh dear, how sad.

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"Oh but we haven't left yet". "Oh it's only because the pound has 'crashed'".


Great news. Thanks for sharing!!

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by Arion640
Fri May 11, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1142
Views: 27801

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

Lots of news it seems today. Theresa May has split her cabinet into two sections to consider both of her options for a customs union. All a bit academic really, as both options are already not agreeable to the EU, against the Good Friday agreement and a debate in the commons is to be held in any ev...

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by Arion640
Fri May 11, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: You cannot deny that America would be infinitely better off if Hillary won
Replies: 122
Views: 3584

Re: You cannot deny that America would be infinitely better off if Hillary won

Had HRC won in 2016, America would have missed one time much needed reset. Trump may not complete his term, but the fake facade of politics is gone. Most politicians are out. Most Media/Hollywood personalities are out. Trump drained the swamp, unknowingly. If you want to get rid of someone, make hi...

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by Arion640
Fri May 11, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: You cannot deny that America would be infinitely better off if Hillary won
Replies: 122
Views: 3584

Re: You cannot deny that America would be infinitely better off if Hillary won

Really hope Trump gets the noble peace prize. Would be great to see.

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by Arion640
Fri May 11, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming days
Replies: 190
Views: 21820

Re: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming days

Such an amusing thread. A game of my country is better than yours it seems.

One of the reasons the EU exists is to become a counterweight to US/China/The next big economy. I can't see them just backing down but time will tell.

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by Arion640
Thu May 10, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing in talks for widebodies with Flynas
Replies: 13
Views: 4644

Re: BOEING in talks for widebodies with British Airways,United and Flynas

BA don't tend to order at Airshows if I remember right.

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by Arion640
Wed May 09, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces Edinburgh
Replies: 60
Views: 10694

Re: Emirates announces Edinburgh

I believe that a lot of Edinburgh's EK passenger numbers will be to the detriment of Glasgow EK passenger numbers. Prehaps the second daily at GLA will transfer over to EDI in the mid term. Investment in a First Class lounge at Edinburgh as soon as possible is a must! I too also think this may happ...

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by Arion640
Wed May 09, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran - Boeing deal
Replies: 188
Views: 22271

Re: Iran - Boeing deal

Well at least airbus managed to get 3 planes delivered.

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by Arion640
Wed May 09, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Financial Performance for 2017-2018
Replies: 49
Views: 4930

Re: Emirates Financial Performance for 2017-2018

UAE should just mandate all foreign airlines must move to DWC ( except EK partners) and provide a free express bus ( no train to DWC right?) or something for all passengers flying DWC ( sweeten the deal for other airlines) Allow a few airlines from non cooperative countries to fly fifth freedom on ...

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by Arion640
Tue May 08, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces Edinburgh
Replies: 60
Views: 10694

Re: Emirates announces Edinburgh

JibberJim wrote:
Pe@rson wrote:
This summer with EK:

6x daily LHR
3x daily LGW
1x daily STN
2x daily BHX
3x daily MAN
1x daily NCL
2x daily GLA

Not bad!


How does the UK DXB traffic compare to other countries?


LHR is their busiest and someone correct me if i'm wrong, followed by BKK.

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by Arion640
Tue May 08, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces Edinburgh
Replies: 60
Views: 10694

Re: Emirates announces Edinburgh

Excellent news, Latte’s all round, now all we need is some pilots to fly it. All the flights will stop because of Brexit allegedly, so they won't need pilots for long. Scotland will leave UK before the UK leaves the EU. Brexit won't happen anyway, flights are safe :) https://www.reuters.com/article...

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by Arion640
Tue May 08, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways announces 3 weekly LHR-DUR
Replies: 45
Views: 8572

Re: British Airways announces 3 weekly LHR-DUR

oldannyboy wrote:
Oh wow. How surprising. Not.
Talking about safe expansion plans....
But why LHR on a 787?? I think, given the timings & market, a Gatters 777 could have worked better, no?


Not sure if they have the aircraft spare @ Gatters with the 10Y refit going on.

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