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by rutankrd
Fri Jan 21, 2022 4:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LON-SXM, an unserved opportunity?
Replies: 12
Views: 1270

Re: LON-SXM, an unserved opportunity?

There are a large number of islands in the Caribbean with flights to the UK. Many of these are countries that were previously under UK rule Sint Maarten / Saint Martin has strong appeal to the French and Dutch, being under joint French/Dutch sovereignty. What does Sint Maarten / Saint Martin have t...

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by rutankrd
Fri Jan 21, 2022 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tristar at BA - cabin & config & long-haul routes
Replies: 222
Views: 24533

Re: Tristar at BA - cabin & config & long-haul routes

Wow, I didn't know you had to hand run meals from the 737-200. That's totally old school and how they used to do it throughout the 1960s. I figured that when carts came in with the widebody aircraft in 1970 that all the others would have swapped over, but I guess not. Great post, love reading thing...

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by rutankrd
Fri Jan 21, 2022 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar and Airbus Legal Dispute Continues - Airbus Revokes A321 Order
Replies: 372
Views: 38159

Re: Qatar and Airbus Legal Dispute pt. 2

QR has a 25% stake in IAG, with 2 directors on the board and was the cornerstone of the 2.7 billion pound capital increase during the height of the pandemic. IAG might as well be a subsidiary of QR group. Does a 25% holding give them a blocking vote under UK law? No such thing as UK law - there is ...

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by rutankrd
Sun Jan 16, 2022 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tristar at BA - cabin & config & long-haul routes
Replies: 222
Views: 24533

Re: Tristar at BA - cabin & config & long-haul routes

by738 wrote:
we digress, but did the KT or Caledonian 747s ever appear on any charter short haul routes eg PMI?


Tristars absolutely from various regional airports and Gatwick .

G-BBAI made famous excursion into the mud at Leeds in May 1985 from Palma !

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by rutankrd
Thu Jan 13, 2022 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tristar at BA - cabin & config & long-haul routes
Replies: 222
Views: 24533

Re: Tristar at BA - cabin & config & long-haul routes

Thinking about MAN and BA's presence there got me wondering; did they ever use the 747s or DC10s as well? The 747 routes BA255/254 LGW-MAN-BGI BA239/238 LGW-MAN-MCO They altered the L1011 service from MAN to HKG to be BA20/19 LHR-MAN-HKG which went to BA35/36 LGW-MAN-HKG timetabled to within 5 minu...

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by rutankrd
Sun Jan 09, 2022 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seasonal flights between US and Europe winter only
Replies: 36
Views: 5187

Re: Seasonal flights between US and Europe winter only

Just to clarify... if people living in northern Europe want winter sun, the default place for the masses is the Canary Islands off the coast of north Africa - eg Tenerife. Take a look at TFS, LPA, ACE or FUE airports on FR24 and you will see the huge number of flights these airports handle Otherwis...

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by rutankrd
Sun Jan 09, 2022 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SmartLynx UK operations
Replies: 11
Views: 2215

Re: SmartLynx UK operations

I kinda wonder how Aer Lingus is operating their domestic network from BHD right now, as those aircraft are not part of "Aer Lingus UK"?? Or is that wrong? Allowed under the Northern Ireland protocol terms . Northern Ireland remains within the single market and customs union areas with op...

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by rutankrd
Sat Jan 08, 2022 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tristar at BA - cabin & config & long-haul routes
Replies: 222
Views: 24533

Re: Tristar at BA - cabin & config & long-haul routes

BWIA did fly L1011s to JFK, but back to the OP, BA did fly JFK to MAN on the L1011 in the 80s. BWIA in a changed name continues to fly to JFK from the Caribbean today ! The error from ContinentalEWR was an assumption they flew London - JFK sectors with the Tristar - They didn't . BA operated the L1...

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by rutankrd
Sat Jan 08, 2022 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tristar at BA - cabin & config & long-haul routes
Replies: 222
Views: 24533

Re: Tristar at BA - cabin & config & long-haul routes

Am I wrong in assuming that the TriStar was also briefly operated to JFK out of LHR? Dont think BA operated LHR-JFK with L15. A Caribbean airline operated the route with L15. LHR-JFK-xxx BWIA did fly L1011s to JFK, but back to the OP, BA did fly JFK to MAN on the L1011 in the 80s. BWIA in a changed...

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by rutankrd
Sat Jan 08, 2022 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tristar at BA - cabin & config & long-haul routes
Replies: 222
Views: 24533

Re: Tristar at BA - cabin & config & long-haul routes

A single BA L1011 was a common site at JFK, in the 1980s, and I believe it was the aircraft operating the JFK-MAN service. Am I wrong in assuming that the TriStar was also briefly operated to JFK out of LHR? Dont think BA operated LHR-JFK with L15. A Caribbean airline operated the route with L15. L...

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by rutankrd
Wed Jan 05, 2022 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tristar at BA - cabin & config & long-haul routes
Replies: 222
Views: 24533

Re: Tristar at BA - cabin & config & long-haul routes

I flew one regularly on the JFK/MAN service as well in the mid-80s. I think the flight numbers were 182/183. It was always full year round and a comfortable cabin in all classes. Yes, it was BA 182/183. It operated with an L1011 in the 1980s. In the 1990s it switched to a 767-300ER. BA also flew th...

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by rutankrd
Wed Dec 29, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Old Terminal 2 LHR Questions
Replies: 29
Views: 5109

Re: Old Terminal 2 LHR Questions

I found great video which shows an IB 742 pushing back and departing T2 - not sure what date? around 50 mins into the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNWLv2EHvvE The Lan Chile B747 at 1:36 on that video is a real gem, never seen that pictured at LHR before. Apparently an Aer Lingus aircraft, ...

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by rutankrd
Tue Dec 28, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How can you transfer landside between Terminal 4 and Terminal 2 at Heathrow?
Replies: 11
Views: 1550

Re: How can you transfer landside between Terminal 4 and Terminal 2 at Heathrow?

Get off and on at Hatton Cross and get the local buses 490 or 482 (Not the Surrey 555 thro - its more expensive !)

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by rutankrd
Mon Dec 27, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic announces service to Austin
Replies: 491
Views: 110311

Re: Virgin Atlantic to announce new US route

Everything Deltadudejg said is the exact points I’m making. BA not running TPA-LGW is exact as TPA is high O&D between the two there’s no reason for them to, not because of premium demand. Similarly here VS could feed intra Europe flights as their niche to run the route and earn the extra conne...

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by rutankrd
Mon Dec 27, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic announces service to Austin
Replies: 491
Views: 110311

Re: Virgin Atlantic to announce new US route

Virgin have dropped Gatwick and connecting with EZY at MAN isn't an attractive option on the T2 to T1 pain point. Yet terminal transfers at Heathrow somehow okay? easyJet don't fly from Heathrow. At Gatwick both VS and EZY were co-located in the North Terminal. I know, was being a little facetious ...

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by rutankrd
Sun Dec 26, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet links Switzerland to Tunisia
Replies: 5
Views: 1426

Re: easyJet links Switzerland to Tunisia

Would there be some leakage of the price sensitive to Lyon ? I don't think so, it's quite a distance. Keep in mind this is mountainous terrain, you can't go in a straight line. Besides, Transavia France already flies Lyon - Djerba and Lyon - Tunis as do Novelair and Tunisair. Its way under 2 hours ...

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by rutankrd
Sun Dec 26, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic announces service to Austin
Replies: 491
Views: 110311

Re: Virgin Atlantic to announce new US route

skipness1E wrote:
bfitzflyer wrote:
by738 wrote:
A large number via their EZY Worldwide association

Via heathrow?

Virgin have dropped Gatwick and connecting with EZY at MAN isn't an attractive option on the T2 to T1 pain point.

Yet terminal transfers at Heathrow somehow okay?

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by rutankrd
Sun Dec 26, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet links Switzerland to Tunisia
Replies: 5
Views: 1426

Re: easyJet links Switzerland to Tunisia

Would there be some leakage of the price sensitive to Lyon ?

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by rutankrd
Fri Dec 24, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Air Maroc to TLV
Replies: 14
Views: 5898

Re: Royal Air Maroc to TLV

Great news-it's nice to see the Middle East thawing a bit. Although for sure there are many Moroccan Jews living in Israel I don't think there are many (any?) still living in Morocco so I doubt there's any VFR traffic. It'll likely be business/government travel primarily. Really El-AL,Israir, and A...

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by rutankrd
Sun Dec 12, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus looking to start transatlantic from MAN
Replies: 331
Views: 64605

Re: Aer Lingus looking to start transatlantic from MAN

Barbados is pathetic several cancellations already whilst Virgin is also seeing just as poor loads from Manchester and Edinburgh

JFK will do okay as for mouse land well uphill struggle against incumbent one would have thought

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by rutankrd
Sat Dec 11, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding NYC to Doha, cutting back international due to 787 delays
Replies: 192
Views: 28452

Re: AA adding NYC to Doha, cutting back international due to 787 delays

Boof02671 wrote:
What LHR flights are being cut? Can’t see AA doing that as they can’t slot squat at LHR, they have a use requirement.


80% rule remains suspended - they can lease out the slots to those dozens of freight on passenger carriers and make a few dollars

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by rutankrd
Fri Dec 10, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edinburgh Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 83
Views: 13309

Re: Edinburgh Aviation Thread - 2021

would imagine they’ll wait for more fuel efficient A321s for this type of route. Wonder why VS haven’t shown any interest in apparent lucrative east coast US ex EDI. By the time / if AA reconsider, I suspect landscape will be very different. Delta are scheduled to operate east coast JFK/BOS in summ...

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by rutankrd
Tue Dec 07, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic announces service to Austin
Replies: 491
Views: 110311

Re: Virgin Atlantic to announce new US route

Is it not just Edinburgh - Orlando That was announced months ago. Why tease about an already publicly known route that you want people to book? Because its not open to book yet and the UK primary holiday booking season is about to begin in the few weeks . Now is the time to tease and garner the int...

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by rutankrd
Tue Dec 07, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic announces service to Austin
Replies: 491
Views: 110311

Re: Virgin Atlantic to announce new US route

Is it not just Edinburgh - Orlando

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by rutankrd
Mon Dec 06, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air and Air Baltic (and other airlines) plan to fly around Belarusian airspace
Replies: 96
Views: 16543

Re: Wizz Air and Air Baltic (and other airlines) plan to fly around Belarusian airspace

I am quite sure what happened was a one-off isolated incident, that will no doubt be dealt with by international law. I don't see the need for a widespread knee-jerk reaction by the whole aviation industry. This to do with alleged Belarusian complicity in the vile trade in migrant/refugee/asylum pe...

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by rutankrd
Sat Dec 04, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Does anyone know if the Hong Kong Government purchased brand new Jetstream 41's & S-76 helicopters?
Replies: 5
Views: 1455

Re: Does anyone know if the Hong Kong Government purchased brand new Jetstream 41's & S-76 helicopters?

The Jetstreams were supplied via the UK Overseas Development Agency and Crown Estate which had control of the marine environment and 12 mile limit prior to hand back.

Essentially the British Tax payers paid for them

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by rutankrd
Sat Nov 27, 2021 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azores Airlines to start JFK
Replies: 25
Views: 8498

Re: Azores Airlines to start JFK

Not really a strange time. Madeira is a year-round destination with temps in the 60's and 70's during the colder months. It has been a very popular destination for Europeans for Christmas and New Year's for years. Tf they are flying on behalf of a tour operator the risk to the airline should be low...

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by rutankrd
Wed Nov 24, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 263
Views: 61846

Re: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread - 2021

The new MAN - MBJ service has been pushed back now to " Autumn ' 22 ". MAN-LAX reinstatement has also been pushed back to 2023. Additionally, the MAN-BGI route is being suspended from late-April to late-October 2022, which isn't exactly a good look given Aer Lingus have recently launched ...

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by rutankrd
Sun Nov 21, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: An exclusive Boeing operator is in talks for A220 and A321neo
Replies: 174
Views: 45079

Re: Leeham News: An exclusive Boeing operator is in talks for A220 and A321neo

It might be LOT Yet they aren't all Boeing by a long way a heap of Brazilians and ATRs on estate. Indeed I am struggling to identify any legacy all Boeing operator of size in Europe these days. Only KLM and subsidiaries Transavia operate sizeable fleets of 737NG of any age today . SAS were the othe...

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by rutankrd
Sat Nov 20, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBC: Should England's top football teams be flying to domestic fixtures?
Replies: 49
Views: 6645

Re: BBC: Should England's top football teams be flying to domestic fixtures?

So there is signage when you leave Farmingdale Airport on Long Island that says: Now for the most dangerous part of your trip. Or something similar. Traveling by airplane is safer. Yes there have been cases where professional and college teams have been tragically lost, but still safer. US numbers:...

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by rutankrd
Sat Nov 20, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flypop secures A330 leases for start-up.
Replies: 52
Views: 13057

Re: Flypop secures A330 leases for start-up.

Fokker slightly stretched clearly not in the audience for these very much social media targeting businesses !

Neither I am btw !

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by rutankrd
Sun Nov 14, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBC: Should England's top football teams be flying to domestic fixtures?
Replies: 49
Views: 6645

Re: BBC: Should England's top football teams be flying to domestic fixtures?

Rail is irrelevant especially cross country since the UK network is So London centric Travel East/West within England and it’s just three primary routes Either Carlisle/Newcastle , Manchester/Leeds or via Birmingham. The East/West roads connections almost as poor . Someone who doesn’t gives a crap a...

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by rutankrd
Sun Nov 14, 2021 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBC: Should England's top football teams be flying to domestic fixtures?
Replies: 49
Views: 6645

Re: BBC: Should England's top football teams be flying to domestic fixtures?

These flight are rather more common due to EPL COVID19 risk reducing measures on match days . No contact with the public allowed . Coach airport coach delivers that isolation most effectively

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by rutankrd
Sat Nov 06, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Freighters into German cities
Replies: 4
Views: 1536

Re: Freighters into German cities

More to do pharmaceuticals I expect

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by rutankrd
Mon Nov 01, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ and UA sign MOU on connectivity between Singapore and the US
Replies: 75
Views: 10369

Re: SQ and UA sign MOU on connectivity between Singapore and the US

What about IAH-MAN-SIN? MAN-IAH Restarts 1 December 2021 https://travelweekly.co.uk/news/air/singapore-airlines-to-resume-manchester-houston-service SQ even discuss MAN-IAH to New Zealand connections so they must be playing nice with NZ. I knew it was but was wondering if they would now codeshare w...

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by rutankrd
Sun Oct 31, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ and UA sign MOU on connectivity between Singapore and the US
Replies: 75
Views: 10369

Re: SQ and UA sign MOU on connectivity between Singapore and the US

What about IAH-MAN-SIN? SQ has specifically noted this route will return, but not sure when... December 1st three weekly ! I believe they can code share on SIN- IAH sector but not MAN-IAH-MAN though SQ can sell the sector themselves under 5th freedom with capacity contraints.. Indeed prior to COVID...

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by rutankrd
Sat Oct 30, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The COP26 movement thread
Replies: 38
Views: 8414

Re: The COP26 movement thread

These at least are scattered round ROME RIGHT NOW RA96019 this won’t show coz of the Anglo/Russian Cold War 15001 Canadian 310 XATW BORIS BUS PKGIG LVGHO B3999 4XEHH A39-007 330mrt V8-OAS K7066 INDIAN 77W 09-0016 757 plus some aircraft down the road at pratica de mare including airforce 1 and 2 Fren...

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by rutankrd
Sat Oct 30, 2021 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 206
Views: 50010

Re: British Airways Fleet Thread - 2021

With 30 B747’s having left the fleet last year, won’t BA have a capacity shortage as air travel demand resumes? One would have thought that most of their current fleet must be under very heavy utilization? Eventually yea, because of the covid restrictions they have been under utilised. But as thing...

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by rutankrd
Fri Oct 29, 2021 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone know if/when flights will return from Carlisle Lake District Airport?
Replies: 8
Views: 1939

Re: Anyone know if/when flights will return from Carlisle Lake District Airport?

Right now its fully closed to all traffic except GA residents -they have no ATC nor adequate full time fire cover for the foreseeable future. The runway is barely 6000' and the pavement weight poor at best . Forget any 737NG flights to sangria land ! That said a commuter service to London might yet ...

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by rutankrd
Sat Oct 23, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The COP26 movement thread
Replies: 38
Views: 8414

Re: The COP26 thread

Will be interesting to see the plane charters. Yes, hence this thread. I'm wondering how much capacity GLA has for parking private jets. Both nearby Edinburgh and Prestwick have massive disused runways for parking ! If St Mawgan can cope a region with three airports surely can. A few dozen bizjets,...

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by rutankrd
Sun Oct 17, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester United - MAN-EMA 10 min flight
Replies: 30
Views: 4816

Re: Manchester United - MAN-EMA 10 min flight

I live smack bang inbetween the 2 airports and I always remember a Royal Air Maroc 744 flying over my house as a kid at about 9000ft on a ferry flight to EMA from MAN. As far as the M6 works excuse goes it's rubbish. A34 to Stoke via Congleton then join A50, 40 mins from Stoke to EMA on a good run....

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by rutankrd
Sun Oct 17, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester United - MAN-EMA 10 min flight
Replies: 30
Views: 4816

Re: Manchester United - MAN-EMA 10 min flight

eicvd wrote:
At least that flight was carrying passengers, it’s those bizz jet ferry flights between LTN/STN/FAB etc that need to be cut!
How do you propose to cut ferry flights from bases to where hirers want to start their journeys seriously. BTW those sectors are billed !

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by rutankrd
Sun Oct 17, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester United - MAN-EMA 10 min flight
Replies: 30
Views: 4816

Re: Manchester United - MAN-EMA 10 min flight

Right now 2 Excel 737 carrying West Ham between Speke and Stansted , whilst shortly JOTA will carry Tottenham from Newcastle to Stansted a a few hours.

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by rutankrd
Sun Oct 17, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester United - MAN-EMA 10 min flight
Replies: 30
Views: 4816

Re: Manchester United - MAN-EMA 10 min flight

Right there is currently a dictate from the English Premier League and as part of the COVID19 restrictions that players shall only travel to other grounds with team members OR in a manner that reduces contact with the general public ! To that end a host of private jets including JOTA and helicopters...

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by rutankrd
Thu Oct 14, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA stops flights to Kabul citing Taliban intimidation
Replies: 8
Views: 3401

Re: PIA stops flights to Kabul citing Taliban intimidation

OMAAbound wrote:
I am surprised that they can get insurance in the first place!

OMAA


Ha Ha PIA the Pakistani authorities and such things !

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by rutankrd
Wed Oct 13, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Old Terminal 2 LHR Questions
Replies: 29
Views: 5109

Re: OLD TERMINAL 2 LHR QUESTIONS

What became known as Terminal 2 was opened as the Europa Building in 1955 and was the first terminal within the centre plan . At the time long haul (what there was) used a shambles of buildings to north of the Bath Road whilst this was replaced with another terminal on the centre plan to be called O...

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by rutankrd
Sat Oct 09, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Tata to (re)acquire most of Air India
Replies: 175
Views: 25478

Re: Updated: Tata to (re)acquire most of Air India

The global industry during the 60s and into the early 70s was a magnitude smaller and regulated to within an 1" of life . Almost no such thing as free competition existed . Zero incite can or should be drawn for this period in history imho. _____________________________________________________...

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by rutankrd
Sat Oct 09, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Tata to (re)acquire most of Air India
Replies: 175
Views: 25478

Re: Updated: Tata to (re)acquire most of Air India

I think JRD Tata made the mistake of agreeing to let Govt be the majority partner in Air India. Than in mid-1970s it was nationalized. That began the downward spiral of Air India and exponential corruption of bureaucrats and politicians. A whole lot of them made a lot of money at Air India's expens...

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