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by rutankrd
Sun Jun 05, 2022 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: W61301 from WAW to LTN
Replies: 10
Views: 1621

Re: W61301 from WAW to LTN

https://www.flightradar24.com/WZZ1AG/2c1f8803 That is one very odd routing, rule out medical. Edit. Not sure it is going to LGW, just climbed to 24,000ft At the point when I posted, I thought he was going to Gatwick. Surely he could have found somewhere closer than Beauvais. All Wizz flights went t...

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by rutankrd
Sun Jun 05, 2022 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: W61301 from WAW to LTN
Replies: 10
Views: 1621

Re: W61301 from WAW to LTN

Gupta wrote:
Power cut this morning has knocked out the ILS. Engineers trying to get it back up and running


This curtesy of Gupta

Someone probably stuck an axe through a cable on the DART ( conjecture only!j

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by rutankrd
Sun Jun 05, 2022 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vistara wet-leasing Air India aircraft
Replies: 2
Views: 1623

Re: Vistara wet-leasing Air India aircraft

UK105 was operated with a mix of A321N and occasional A320 throughout December
Unless an unusual flight can’t see anything else
They do add their code on Singapore flights

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by rutankrd
Sat Jun 04, 2022 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia to allow Israel Overfly rights
Replies: 19
Views: 5983

Re: Saudi Arabia to allow Israel Overfly ri

A bit off topic and maybe a dumb question, but have there ever been bookable direct flights between the two countries (i.e. a flight segment by a third party airline etc., but not counting military charters)? Such DIRECT sales would be illegal in the KSA . What travel there is either requires gover...

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by rutankrd
Sat Jun 04, 2022 10:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Status of axed routes during the pandemic
Replies: 24
Views: 3852

Re: Status of axed routes during the pandemic

Manchester list COVID related suspensions ( excluding immediately prior Flybe and Thomas Cook collapses) Muscat _ Oman Newark_ United Casablanca _ RAM Tel Aviv_ EL Al Hainan _Beijing Virgin _ scheduled to start and cancelled Mumbai and Delhi However restored Cathay Pacific Adhoc frequency Singapore ...

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by rutankrd
Fri Jun 03, 2022 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia to allow Israel Overfly rights
Replies: 19
Views: 5983

Re: Saudi Arabia to allow Israel Overfly rights

Can third countries airline overfly saudi airspace to Israel? Right now yes, AIr India fly into Tel Aviv from Delhi directly through KSA airspace. Lufthansa , KLM , Emirates and Air France fly across Isreal, Jordan and KSA , between Europe and the UAE. NATO military operations routinely fly across ...

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by rutankrd
Sun May 22, 2022 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG orders 50 737 MAX + 100 options
Replies: 118
Views: 24187

Re: IAG orders 50 737 MAX + 100 options

And the idea of actually flying from Manchester to Islamabad causes shivers in Water Side ! It worked perfectly well with the LGW-MAN-ISB rotations in the early 1990s. I took it many times when working in Pakistan. Please clarify the cause of shivers? The economics? Sort of and some more. British A...

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by rutankrd
Sun May 22, 2022 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG orders 50 737 MAX + 100 options
Replies: 118
Views: 24187

Re: IAG orders 50 737 MAX + 100 options

I think these 50 737 MAX will all go to BA Euroflyer with LGW as base. They will be used for domestic flights, flights within the British Isles, and for flying short haul to major EU tourist destinations as Portugal, Spain, France, Italy etc., from LGW, but also from MAN etc. All flights well below...

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by rutankrd
Sun May 22, 2022 7:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Mistake fares
Replies: 7
Views: 1463

Re: Mistake fares

What is the best source for finding mistake fares Any people to follow on twitter or suggestions ? Why carriers usually cancel them pretty quickly and are no obligation to honour them . Looking for low( er) cost fares use a flexible fares carrier or on of the many consolidators. Plenty out there to...

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by rutankrd
Sat May 21, 2022 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG orders 50 737 MAX + 100 options
Replies: 118
Views: 24187

Re: IAG orders 50 737 MAX + 100 options

At least 30 B727s too, not a small number Okay forgot about the 757s through many were leased I remember and for an airline as old as Iberia the fact remains they aren’t a big Boeing company and it’s just an observation not a critique ! And yet compared to the numbers of Douglas/ MD birds operated ...

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by rutankrd
Sat May 21, 2022 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG orders 50 737 MAX + 100 options
Replies: 118
Views: 24187

Re: IAG orders 50 737 MAX + 100 options

Seeing BA 737s at LGW again would make me nostalgic that is for sure! Until IAG announce where the planes are going we can only guess what livery will be on these birds However this order does raise a few questions for me due to fleet commonality with all Airlines in the group being Airbus Narrowbo...

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by rutankrd
Sat May 21, 2022 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG orders 50 737 MAX + 100 options
Replies: 118
Views: 24187

Re: IAG orders 50 737 MAX + 100 options

As these are IAG fleet aircraft and if it’s setup is anything like prior BA , there will be an internal bidding process for the frames with business cases and costing requests . Going back to Skips point if BA Gatwick can present a suitable case then they may get some , similarly for Vueling a busi...

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by rutankrd
Fri May 20, 2022 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG orders 50 737 MAX + 100 options
Replies: 118
Views: 24187

Re: IAG orders 50 737 MAX + 100 options

As these are IAG fleet aircraft and if it’s setup is anything like prior BA , there will be an internal bidding process for the frames with business cases and costing requests . Going back to Skips point if BA Gatwick can present a suitable case then they may get some , similarly for Vueling a busin...

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by rutankrd
Wed May 18, 2022 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA aircraft logos - capitalization
Replies: 8
Views: 2184

Re: BA aircraft logos - capitalization

Deliberately done to emphasis the British !
As said above for a time they removed the airways from the side of the planes .
Some Americans are known to call the carrier British ( No airways) even today !

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by rutankrd
Wed May 18, 2022 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSA Czech down to 3 routes, future?
Replies: 20
Views: 5908

Re: CSA Czech down to 3 routes, future?

CSA is essentially a shell company I believe it remains as a front to cover a few bilateral treaties and commitment under alliances requirements -Paris and Rome whilst Amsterdam is coded on KLM metal. With occasional charter thrown in for good measure They are no more than a cost point within Smartw...

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by rutankrd
Sun May 01, 2022 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 540
Views: 125822

Re: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022

With the demise of the BA source, I came across this gem, that some people might like. https://speedbird.online/fleet.php Brilliant site Also ,heard the strong rumours re the Titan 757’s op out of LGW. G-ZAPX positioned south of the river yesterday operated to and Bari this morning and off to Kos t...

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by rutankrd
Sun May 01, 2022 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB Express at LGW
Replies: 8
Views: 2852

Re: IB Express at LGW

CrimsonNL wrote:
BealineV953 wrote:
I'm hearing from a usually reliable source that BA will also be using Titan's two 757s at Gatwick this summer.


Any idea on which routes? That would be a great opportunity to fly on one :)


G-ZAPX Been to Bari and back and going to Kos this afternoon

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by rutankrd
Sat Apr 23, 2022 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 540
Views: 125822

Re: BA to open up a temporary/summer crew base in MAD

Flights based in MAD will fly all over Europe. BA has a remarkable presence in Spain but it would be pure coincidence if they were rostered on LHW-Spain-LHR trips. Something that I guess BA might have considered as well is the cost of accommodation in London. They will probably have to book in arou...

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by rutankrd
Sat Apr 23, 2022 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 540
Views: 125822

Re: BA to open up a temporary/summer crew base in MAD

Imho it’s a very sensible and very very temporary solution to the current labour issues exacerbated by post Brexit immigration rules on entry and work VISAs . These crew’s can fly some Spanish registered 320s and the Gatwick cheap fleet routes over the summer and then be released. Except that’s not...

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by rutankrd
Sat Apr 23, 2022 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 540
Views: 125822

Re: BA to open up a temporary/summer crew base in MAD

Imho it’s a very sensible and very very temporary solution to the current labour issues exacerbated by post Brexit immigration rules on entry and work VISAs . These crew’s can fly some Spanish registered 320s and the Gatwick cheap fleet routes over the summer and then be released. Come the winter I ...

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by rutankrd
Fri Apr 22, 2022 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 540
Views: 125822

Re: BA to open up a temporary/summer crew base in MAD

There is an evidential post Covid-19 bounce in leisure travel right now however with labour shortages in supporting services and the changes status effecting casual labour across many industries. The underlying economic prospects remain pretty weak going into the coming winter a rather a deep and la...

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by rutankrd
Tue Apr 19, 2022 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: sva 123 doing circuits north of manchester (MAN)
Replies: 6
Views: 1162

Re: sva 123 doing circuits north of manchester (MAN)

Single runway operations and simply stacking due traffic at the time.

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by rutankrd
Mon Apr 18, 2022 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Looking at Adding Doors to Polaris Seats
Replies: 53
Views: 9429

Re: United Looking at Adding Doors to Polaris Seats

I don’t get the thing with doors. Why do people need them? I find them more of a nuisance. Further, I find the increased privacy takes away from an open feeling large commercial planes once were known for. I love the doors, i fly regularly in the Qatar Qsuite and it provides a nice private atmosphe...

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by rutankrd
Sun Apr 17, 2022 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus to Caribbean
Replies: 3
Views: 2158

Re: Aer Lingus to Caribbean

Seasonal operation finishes next week 24th April through to November 2nd when it starts again

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by rutankrd
Sat Apr 16, 2022 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 540
Views: 125822

Re: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Said Automatic as in NEW Services !!!! And was going caveat may have transferred some of slots to Heathrow ! There is an EU article that codifies Italian rules on access limitations and what traffic can and can’t operate via Linate that has existed since 2016 and modified in 2019 largely at the req...

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by rutankrd
Sat Apr 16, 2022 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 540
Views: 125822

Re: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022

The UK has lost automatic and beneficial EU carrier access to Linate ;) Please kindly provide official source on your claim. If I understand correctly, BA still runs LHR-LIN flights. That is contrary to your claim. The reason BA does not fly LCY-LIN is simple. The LCY-LIN passenger number is just o...

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by rutankrd
Sat Apr 16, 2022 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 540
Views: 125822

Re: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022

BA CityFlyer has just announced new/resumed routes for this summer: London City to: -Barcelona - 6x weekly - begins 20th June -Guernsey - 2x weekly - resumes 20th June -Luxembourg - 23x weekly - begins 27th March (replacing LHR-LUX) -Jersey - 2x weekly - resumes 20th June -Milan Malpensa - 1x daily...

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by rutankrd
Thu Apr 14, 2022 1:11 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: UK Government A321
Replies: 27
Views: 5284

Re: UK Government A321

Am I right to understand XATW has been destickered and returned to the Titan luxury leasing business now no doubt at taxpayer expense?
The level of profligate spending by this administration is shocking

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by rutankrd
Thu Apr 14, 2022 12:55 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: UK Government A321
Replies: 27
Views: 5284

Re: UK Government A321

Its also hypocrisy of the Boris loving media that he has now three transports , None actually fit for purpose I might add with barely a word or critique on the expense whilst prior leaders of both parties were frequently castigated for the mentioning the concept. Indeed it’s pretty hysterical of mem...

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by rutankrd
Thu Apr 14, 2022 12:43 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: UK Government A321
Replies: 27
Views: 5284

Re: UK Government A321

Arion640 wrote:
cedarjet wrote:
Yup. The livery’s still embarrassing!!!


Why?

See above it’s dreadful

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by rutankrd
Thu Apr 14, 2022 12:39 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: UK Government A321
Replies: 27
Views: 5284

Re: UK Government A321

Yup. The livery’s still embarrassing!!! I rather like the livery. Gets the message out there to any TV cameras or journalists that may be present, in a way that standard RAF grey does not The livery a direct ripoff of the French scheme and that gold font is aweful its don’t work and makes a graphic...

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by rutankrd
Sun Apr 10, 2022 6:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is London-Hawaii market booming?
Replies: 54
Views: 6968

Re: Is London-Hawaii market booming?

I recall reading somewhere that BOAC once served HNL. It was a stop on their round-the-world service where they connected ports with Commonwealth associations. One went eastbound and the other westbound. Much like what PanAm did with their flights #1 and #2. I think they used a Vickers for it and t...

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by rutankrd
Sun Apr 10, 2022 5:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is London-Hawaii market booming?
Replies: 54
Views: 6968

Re: Is London-Hawaii market booming?

I remember just before tui received their 787s the ceo was talking about doubg holiday packages there . Talked about how people prepared to travel long haul for a weeks holiday now .Never seemed to materialise though TUI are a real estate and lesser shipping organisation and probably can’t find a s...

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by rutankrd
Sun Apr 10, 2022 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US 3 service to Manchester, UK (MAN)
Replies: 35
Views: 6250

Re: US 3 service to Manchester, UK (MAN)

EI has successfully attracted a lot of MAN and surrounding areas like Liverpool and Leeds through its connection service to US via DUB pre clearance. A321XLR may change this and UA and AA may returgn with 5 weekly to 1 daily each, also B6 could be a candidate. But I don't see any significant change...

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by rutankrd
Sun Apr 10, 2022 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US 3 service to Manchester, UK (MAN)
Replies: 35
Views: 6250

Re: US 3 service to Manchester, UK (MAN)

Whilst you make some valid points US carriers have operated into Manchester from 1984 to 2019 not just few years ! Certainly the market has changed the Openskys treaties between the EU/ EAA and US and the tripartite cabals that dominates today. That first element may have some later day bearing sin...

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by rutankrd
Sun Apr 10, 2022 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US 3 service to Manchester, UK (MAN)
Replies: 35
Views: 6250

Re: US 3 service to Manchester, UK (MAN)

The issue with MAN and virtually every other UK market outside of London and Edinburgh is that there is effectively zero inbound American tourist demand solely to any of those destinations. Business, VFR traffic and potentially a few tourists who are using that airport as a convenient arrival and d...

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by rutankrd
Sun Apr 10, 2022 10:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is London-Hawaii market booming?
Replies: 54
Views: 6968

Re: Is London-Hawaii market booming?

Yes know ! Pre clearance in Vancouver is sight less stressful Huh? As a kind advice, could you read through your posts before hitting the submit button? You need to go through CANADIAN immigration if you fly through Vancouver. Obviously, you need to go through US immigration as well, if you're goin...

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by rutankrd
Sun Apr 10, 2022 10:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is London-Hawaii market booming?
Replies: 54
Views: 6968

Re: Is London-Hawaii market booming?

The topic of Honolulu to London was appearing in a.net roughly every 6 months pre Covid. There was a rumour that Virgin might maybe possibly perhaps spend a few minutes considering the idea, but then Covid happened, and the dream collapsed. Have a search through old threads of a.net and you can see...

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by rutankrd
Sun Apr 10, 2022 10:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is London-Hawaii market booming?
Replies: 54
Views: 6968

Re: Is London-Hawaii market booming

Yes know ! Pre clearance in Vancouver is sight less stressful. The only time I have ever been that way was the early nineties with CP AIR from Manchester and that was via Vancouver ! Interestingly there was a surge of interest from the UK at that time and that sort of fizzled out as do many long hau...

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by rutankrd
Sun Apr 10, 2022 9:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is London-Hawaii market booming?
Replies: 54
Views: 6968

Re: Is London-Hawaii market booming?

There has been scheduled flights in the past - Western Airlines operated via Anchorage into Gatwick several days a week with a DC10 series 10 !

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by rutankrd
Sun Apr 10, 2022 9:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is London-Hawaii market booming?
Replies: 54
Views: 6968

Re: Is London-Hawaii market booming?

LHR is slot restricted. BA which has a history of suspending profitable flights from LHR in order to operate more profitable flights from LHR, won't launch HNL. LGW is possible, but HNL is also too far away from base to operate profitably. Bingo. Yields aren't going to be the problem. Opportunity c...

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by rutankrd
Sat Apr 09, 2022 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US 3 service to Manchester, UK (MAN)
Replies: 35
Views: 6250

Re: US 3 service to Manchester, UK (MAN

Agreed, if DL do bring back BOS-MAN, it will be on DL metal as when on VS metal loads were horrid. Why would DL even try if the loads on VS were horrid? That route must be more heavy on UK POS. If VS couldn't succeed, DL won't. This heavy UK POS stuff is crap . If loads and yield are good enough do...

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by rutankrd
Sat Apr 09, 2022 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US 3 service to Manchester, UK (MAN)
Replies: 35
Views: 6250

Re: US 3 service to Manchester, UK (MAN)

As mentioned, it's a combo of consolidation via J/Vs + previously increased service to MAN. DL for example, still has the same MAN-JFK/ATL that it ever did, it's just currently on VS metal. Prior to the pandemic, MAN also got a slew of new and additional capacity to the USA, particular the west, th...

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by rutankrd
Sat Apr 09, 2022 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US 3 service to Manchester, UK (MAN)
Replies: 35
Views: 6250

Re: US 3 service to Manchester, UK (MAN)

United and Delta may well return post 2023 with Newark and Boston currently on the back burner and narrow body frame shortages .
American less so.
Indeed the United statement some months ago could be read as very specific as they said not in 2022 underlined

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by rutankrd
Mon Apr 04, 2022 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 46
Views: 11048

Re: Manchester (UK) Aviation Thread - 2022

The current split is officially those front gates and stand 1 on pier B are allocated to T3 . Gate 1 has a glass fire screen separating it from the rest of the pier through this can be opened up T3 when built as T1 domestic was just an annexe with a walk way between the two land side and at the larg...

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by rutankrd
Sat Apr 02, 2022 12:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US - UK Airline Market Share
Replies: 11
Views: 2033

Re: US - UK Airline Market Share

Delta/AF/KL/VS ARE massive !

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by rutankrd
Tue Mar 22, 2022 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR579 Cargo Hold fire and emergency landing at Karachi
Replies: 18
Views: 7275

Re: QR579 Cargo Hold fire and emergency landing at Karachi

720B wrote:
Maybe unrelated, but I was under the impression all Qatar's A350 were grounded because of the dispute with Airbus. I guess I was wrong

The majority are not grounded

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by rutankrd
Sun Mar 20, 2022 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 540
Views: 125822

Re: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022

This is getting very tiring, submitted my 6th EU261 claim against BA within as many weeks, currently owed somewhere in the region of 4000£ due to multiple 24+ delays on transatlantic services. Biggest problem is the first routes to cancel are UK domestic overnights, which are primarily for transatl...

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by rutankrd
Wed Mar 16, 2022 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: EK to launch flights to TLV on 23 June 2022
Replies: 22
Views: 6227

Re: Emirates Announces TLV from December

Emirates has now announced this route will commence on June 23. Same aircraft and basically the same timing. The release emphasises the cargo capacity as well. I don't believe there are any dedicated freighters on the route currently, and the other airlines are flying narrowbodies AFAIK. http://wam...

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by rutankrd
Sat Mar 05, 2022 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot resumes International services with SSJ fleet
Replies: 133
Views: 39198

Re: Aeroflot cancels all international flights except to Belarus

I'm surprised they aren't interested in/willing to/able to operate flights into friendly countries like Iran or China. Both can be done without overflying "unfriendly" airspace (in case of diversion). Is Belarus really the only country they trust will not play along with lessors' legal re...

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