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by findingnema
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair UK-based pilots vote to strike.
Replies: 28
Views: 3833

Re: Ryanair UK-based pilots vote to strike.

I do understand and respect that the pilots want to improve their work conditions but why is this always done over the backs of the normal costumers who are no part in the conflict. I'm booked on BA and they are also threatening with strike, as i have to fly for business this is something i can do ...

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by findingnema
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer
Replies: 250
Views: 44183

Re: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer

Unite (the union) are fighting with the airline to get rid of the “no more than 100 pax rule” on behalf of BA “mainline” crew who have complained that LCY flights are fatiguing. I’m guessing they want BACF crew to operate JFK. This could potentially be a factor, as this could swing it in favour of ...

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by findingnema
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43831

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

Am I being silly in thinking.. These can’t go to BA at Heathrow as they can’t take containers? Why are people so obsessed by containers on single aisle aircraft. Get over it. Does Ryanair have issues with containers? Do you know how expensive it is to carry a lot of baggage in Europe? Damn! Please ...

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by findingnema
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: LHR - PM Boris Johnson
Replies: 33
Views: 3279

Re: LHR - PM Boris Johnson

....no need for Heathrow expansion IMO, careful and considered expansion of new rail links should be the method of increasing capacity at Heathrow, and this could be done relatively cheaply. All LHR flights to MAN/LBA/EDI/GLA/CDG/BRU could be converted to rail. Those six destinations alone would fr...

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by findingnema
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific cracking down on crews taking pax goodies, leftovers
Replies: 54
Views: 9234

Re: Cathay Pacific flight attendants caught stealing

At least three or four years ago, crew purchase was six miniature cans for about 90p. Bottles of wine, tins of beer/cider and miniature spirits were also at heavily rebated rates. The obvious benefit to BA was that as long as crew have purchased it and had a receipt, there was no problem. If they h...

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by findingnema
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific cracking down on crews taking pax goodies, leftovers
Replies: 54
Views: 9234

Re: Cathay Pacific flight attendants caught stealing

I don't know. But I certainly did not say it loud that how did the BA captain got this. Once arriving in T5C, on the train, I saw a BA captain with a clear plastic bag (the one used by cleaning crew), and that contains 2 cans of Sprit, one can of Coke in those BA miniature bottles (I think 125ml?)....

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by findingnema
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Loganair to launch EMA to BRU/INV
Replies: 8
Views: 1439

Re: Loganair to launch EMA to BRU/INV

https://westbridgfordwire.com/loganair-launches-routes-between-east-midlands-brussels-and-inverness/?fbclid=IwAR3v1tF5Q_WrI7R5BZTMNCBy0rKvrBjnn5_5Nis5AdNJwPE67K-CG-foNyc The local Nottingham press is reporting that Loganair will begin services from East Midlands Airport on the 2nd September with a ...

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by findingnema
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Loganair to launch EMA to BRU/INV
Replies: 8
Views: 1439

Re: Loganair to launch EMA to BRU/INV

Loganair's operation is decent as of now where they are (mostly) based out of Scotland, operating for Scotland's internal and international needs. But this trajectory as sandyb123 mentioned, it seems to be a phoenix operation for BMI Regional. Im not 100% sure what exactly caused the BMI Regional o...

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by findingnema
Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta allegedly lobbying against new FAA rest rule for cabin crew
Replies: 79
Views: 18485

Re: Delta allegedly lobbying against new FAA rest rule for cabin crew

Delta always fighting against anything good for the workers. Immoral and unethical anti labor company with the dirtiest practices to make sure their employees don't unionize. And yet their employees are among the happiest and best compensated in the industry...weird. I'm a pilot at a major airline ...

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by findingnema
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BE being bought for £2.2m by a consortium including VS, Stobart Group and Cyrus Capital
Replies: 447
Views: 77773

Re: Updated: BE being bought for £2.2m by a consortium including VS, Stobart Group and Cyrus Capital

flutter? extra cash? That is me seeking to provide for my retirement. You present it as something else to excuse the reprehensible actions of the Management and Consortium. you, capitalist you. How dare you try to figure out your own future. Get in line, work more, hope for a government pension. Th...

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by findingnema
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BE being bought for £2.2m by a consortium including VS, Stobart Group and Cyrus Capital
Replies: 447
Views: 77773

Re: Updated: BE being bought for £2.2m by a consortium including VS, Stobart Group and Cyrus Capital

Well, an update: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1419535#p21246283 looks like loyal employees are abandoning FlyBE. These are supposedly the people, who's interest was invoked as a reason good enough, to rob the shareholders, no? Yes, looking after your employees is the moral...

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by findingnema
Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BE being bought for £2.2m by a consortium including VS, Stobart Group and Cyrus Capital
Replies: 447
Views: 77773

Re: Updated: BE being bought for £2.2m by a consortium including VS, Stobart Group and Cyrus Capital

Only the BaCon pensions are held in the IoM. Typical of the misinformation being thrown around to push this deal through. Irrespective of whose pensions are held where, it’s still loyal employees who would lose out on their retirements to fund short term shareholders. Well, an update: http://www.ai...

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by findingnema
Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BE being bought for £2.2m by a consortium including VS, Stobart Group and Cyrus Capital
Replies: 447
Views: 77773

Re: Updated: BE being bought for £2.2m by a consortium including VS, Stobart Group and Cyrus Capital

all of the legacy pensions would have been lost as their pension fund is registered in the Isle of Man and is not covered by the Pension Lifeboat fund. Only the BaCon pensions are held in the IoM. Typical of the misinformation being thrown around to push this deal through. Irrespective of whose pen...

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by findingnema
Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BE being bought for £2.2m by a consortium including VS, Stobart Group and Cyrus Capital
Replies: 447
Views: 77773

Re: Updated: BE being bought for £2.2m by a consortium including VS, Stobart Group and Cyrus Capital

Let’s not forget that per the documents that were sent out when the deal was first tabled, if the company had been wound up on the call of the shareholders, all of the legacy pensions would have been lost as their pension fund is registered in the Isle of Man and is not covered by the Pension Lifebo...

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by findingnema
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to start Miami
Replies: 37
Views: 5899

Re: Norwegian to start Miami

I flew LGW-FLL three months ago. Was a simpler flight than LHR-MIA. Now if MIA were shifted back to T5 I'd probably prefer that, but the T3 thing somewhat negates the advantage of flying BA from Heathrow honestly. If you have status, give me flights out of T3 any day. Use of the AA, CX or QF lounge...

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by findingnema
Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BE being bought for £2.2m by a consortium including VS, Stobart Group and Cyrus Capital
Replies: 447
Views: 77773

Re: Sky News: Virgin Atlantic and Flybe in talks

Although I’ve always admired Virgin Atlantic for keeping BA on their toes and encouraging them to up their game, it’s always worth considering that Virgin are known for a lot of hot air. Going back to the early 90s, there was much speculation - confirmed by Branson at the time - that they were serio...

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by findingnema
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe up for sale
Replies: 74
Views: 13599

Re: Flybe up for sale

IAG has had two previous opportunities in the last decade or so to run UK regional operations - they sold their merged regional entities that didn’t touch London to Flybe in 2007 and then bought two regional airlines (BMI Regional- and bmibaby) in 2012 which they subsequently disposed of. With that ...

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by findingnema
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future London to Africa routes...
Replies: 50
Views: 4896

Re: Future London to Africa routes...

I personally don't see SW at LHR. They did do LGW for a while (usually via FRA), but I'm not sure if they were ever at LHR...at least I know that I have never flown them to LHR, only LGW. Just not sure they have the money (or need) for LHR. They don't pull a ton of non-European connections, and tho...

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by findingnema
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future London to Africa routes...
Replies: 50
Views: 4896

Re: Future London to Africa routes...

LHR probably could not accommodate all of those routes, nor do all those airlines have cash sufficient to obtain the slots (I'd go as far as saying only TAAG and possibly Namibia have deep enough pockets, and the latter only barely) I personally don't see SW at LHR. They did do LGW for a while (usu...

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by findingnema
Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Q3 results
Replies: 78
Views: 7961

Re: Air Canada Q3 results

Have you seen how many countries Canada actually have open skies agreements with? On top of that, under this government’s “Blue Sky Policy”, the Government of Canada has concluded new or expanded air transport agreements covering 104 countries. The policy encourages long-term, sustainable competitio...

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by findingnema
Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways axes entire Hong Kong crew ahead of closure of base in city next month in Oct
Replies: 154
Views: 26313

Re: British Airways axes entire Hong Kong crew ahead of closure of base in city next month in Oct

7 days severance.... wow. That's bad even by most US corporate job standards. Do you know how Cathay gets rid of older flight attendants? After somewhere around 10 years of service they stop giving you money to help pay the high cost of rent in Hong Kong. These women (mostly) are then forced to qui...

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by findingnema
Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways axes entire Hong Kong crew ahead of closure of base in city next month in Oct
Replies: 154
Views: 26313

Re: British Airways axes entire Hong Kong crew ahead of closure of base in city next month in Oct

https://www.gofundme.com/help-support-o ... a-hkg-crew
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Just as an FYI for those who are interested, there is a GoFundMe page which has been set up by the two cabin crew unions at Heathrow (BASSA for Worldwide and Eurofleet and MFU for Mixed Fleet) to raise money to send to the Hong Kong base;

https://www.gofundme.com/help-support-o ... a-hkg-crew

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by findingnema
Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways axes entire Hong Kong crew ahead of closure of base in city next month in Oct
Replies: 154
Views: 26313

Re: British Airways axes entire Hong Kong crew ahead of closure of base in city next month in Oct

I imagine that at least some BA WW fleet (or Mixed Fleet, if HKG becomes an MF route) crew are happy to see the jobs reassigned to them. While most flight attendants would naturally feel personal sympathy for the termination of outsourced crews, at the end of the day, they are taking jobs from syst...

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by findingnema
Sun Oct 07, 2012 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The End Draws Near For Bmi
Replies: 21
Views: 10808

RE: The End Draws Near For Bmi

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/irregking" class="quote" target="_blank">irregking</a> (<a href="#12" class="quote">Reply 12</a>):<br/><i>The <acronym title="British Midland">B...

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by findingnema
Mon Aug 23, 2010 1:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Thomas Cook Queries
Replies: 3
Views: 3677

RE: Thomas Cook Queries

The LTCX A330-200s are operating the Canadian Affair flights from LGW/MAN/GLA, whilst the LMYT A330s are operating the Thomas Cook Holidays services. I'm not familiar with Thomson Airways, but we have the same seat pitch at 33", in a 3-3-3 configuration in the Main Cabin. All entertainment is on a l...

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by findingnema
Fri May 07, 2010 8:39 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Quick Canaries Trip: HEL-MAN-TFS/TFN-LPA-MAD-RYG
Replies: 29
Views: 22578

RE: Quick Canaries Trip: HEL-MAN-TFS/TFN-LPA-MAD-RYG

As always, an excellent and well-written trip report. For some time I was wondering what you'd have written taking a trip with the airline I work for, Thomas Cook Airlines, and am so disappointed to see that you did not enjoy the experience. Although I can't comment on the booking fiasco you had, I'...

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by findingnema
Thu Nov 08, 2007 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FR To Announce 2 New Bases. Finally EIN?
Replies: 16
Views: 5065

RE: FR To Announce 2 New Bases. Finally EIN?

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by findingnema
Thu Nov 01, 2007 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shy Or Lazy Cabin Crew?
Replies: 53
Views: 9980

RE: Shy Or Lazy Cabin Crew?

Did you find out anything about how many sectors that crew had done that day? Perhaps it was the fourth of four, having had to operate a number of flights, turnarounds etc. on realising that there's only eight people in the cabin there wasn't much need to disturb them and not very much commission is...

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by findingnema
Wed Oct 31, 2007 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Will Take SAS's Q-400's?
Replies: 12
Views: 4180

RE: Who Will Take SAS's Q-400's?

I would have thought either flybe or bmi regional might have been interested in them. flybe have had to incorporate the ERJ-145 into their fleet since taking over <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> Connect, and with current delivery rates from Bombardier, are unable to move down to a dual...

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by findingnema
Sat Oct 06, 2007 11:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Bus From Luffbrrra To EMA & About EMA
Replies: 7
Views: 3768

RE: Bus From Luffbrrra To EMA & About EMA

As a 12 year resident of Loughborough, just moving recently to Birmingham, it's highlights include a large Primark and the bell museum. To be fair, it has a large student population, which means the nightlife isn't too bad and it's fairly cheap. The Airline Shuttle is quite reliable, and you can buy...

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by findingnema
Mon Sep 17, 2007 9:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Has Your "love" For Aviation Diminshed?
Replies: 42
Views: 5706

RE: Has Your "love" For Aviation Diminsh

Sort of, but that has more to do with the fact that I work in the industry, and although being around planes is always a lot of fun, the problems that go with a career in aviation mean that even the most die hard fan of the industry is going to get a little jaded. Dreadful hours, diminshing terms an...

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by findingnema
Thu Aug 09, 2007 9:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: At 18 What Job Can I Do?
Replies: 22
Views: 4758

RE: At 18 What Job Can I Do?

I was 18 when I got my first job as a customer service agent at my local airport. Customer facing experience with a knowlege of the airline operation is a great first job in aviation, though with demanding hours, low pay and dealing with the general public.

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by findingnema
Thu Aug 09, 2007 9:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: You Know You're An Airline Employee When
Replies: 46
Views: 8096

RE: You Know You're An Airline Employee When

For me it's the airline vocabulary that ends up slipping into your daily lexicon. Phrases that never should be used outside of an airport become part of your daily parlance. "Once again may I remind you ...", "Let me take this opportunity ...", "May I be the first to welcome you ...", "... may I apo...

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by findingnema
Mon Jul 23, 2007 8:16 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: BKK-DOH-MAN/LTN-SAW-BSL/ZRH-VIE-AMS-EMA/MAN-BKK
Replies: 15
Views: 6408

RE: BKK-DOH-MAN/LTN-SAW-BSL/ZRH-VIE-AMS-EMA/MAN-BKK

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by findingnema
Sun Jul 08, 2007 7:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why You Like Certain Aircraft?
Replies: 46
Views: 5059

RE: Why You Like Certain Aircraft?

For me it's the Fokker 100, as I consider it an aircraft of my childhood and the aircraft that inspired my interest in aviation. When I was younger, the F100s of British Midland were the aircraft I used to see the most at <acronym title="Nottingham / Leicester / Derby - East Midlands (Castle Doningt...

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by findingnema
Sun Jul 08, 2007 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Names
Replies: 52
Views: 7846

RE: Aircraft Names

bmibaby have all of our aircraft with the word baby in them, either to promote a base; robin hood baby (<acronym title="Nottingham / Leicester / Derby - East Midlands (Castle Donington) (EMA / EGNX), United Kingdom">EMA</acronym>), brummie baby (<acronym title="Birmingham - International (Elmdon) (B...

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by findingnema
Fri Jun 29, 2007 4:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Virgin Versus BA
Replies: 28
Views: 10761

RE: Virgin Versus BA

There is a British airline that is better than both of them ... bmi!

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by findingnema
Fri Jun 29, 2007 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BMI "ready" To Fly UK-Israel
Replies: 14
Views: 3380

RE: BMI "ready" To Fly UK-Israel

If the proposed routes to Egypt and Israel go ahead, expect bmi to operate the Airbus A320 family aircraft equipped with the new medium haul product to operate these routes. bmi is keen to expand into medium haul markets, one of the key reasons for buying BMED, but they do not have the widebody airc...

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by findingnema
Thu Jun 28, 2007 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2.com News 1
Replies: 10
Views: 2953

RE: Jet2.com News 1

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by findingnema
Wed Jun 13, 2007 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS To Sell Spanair And Shares In BMI..
Replies: 74
Views: 10785

RE: SAS To Sell Spanair And Shares In BMI..

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by findingnema
Tue Jun 12, 2007 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Looking At New BFS Base
Replies: 54
Views: 6485

RE: Aer Lingus Looking At New BFS Base

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by findingnema
Mon Jun 11, 2007 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair NR1 Again For Customer Service In Europe!
Replies: 49
Views: 6120

RE: Ryanair NR1 Again For Customer Service In Europe!

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by findingnema
Mon Jun 11, 2007 3:29 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: MAN - BFS On Bmibaby
Replies: 10
Views: 6598

RE: MAN - BFS On Bmibaby

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by findingnema
Mon Jun 11, 2007 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair NR1 Again For Customer Service In Europe!
Replies: 49
Views: 6120

RE: Ryanair NR1 Again For Customer Service In Europe!

I've always found the rule to be with low-cost airlines, and working for one myself perhaps I'm more prepared for this than the general public, that if you expect absolutely nothing then the value for money you'll receive from these airlines is very good, equating good service. My experience of Ryan...

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by findingnema
Tue May 29, 2007 8:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Good Airline Customer Service - Have You Had It?
Replies: 25
Views: 5950

RE: Good Airline Customer Service - Have You Had I

Any room for us folks at the bmi group in your list MAS777?

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by findingnema
Mon May 28, 2007 7:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: EZY Or FR: Cast Your Vote
Replies: 26
Views: 2608

RE: EZY Or FR: Cast Your Vote

Frankly bmibaby trumps both of them, I think we're today's Go. We've got assigned seats, diamond club benefits, fly to principal airports, have an exciting brand and staff trained to bmi customer service levels. Now if we could only get some more exciting destinations and newer planes we'd be even b...

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by findingnema
Sun May 27, 2007 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight And Cabin Crew Use Of The Word, "about"
Replies: 30
Views: 9008

RE: Flight And Cabin Crew Use Of The Word, "about"

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by findingnema
Wed May 23, 2007 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Times: Blair Force One On Order
Replies: 75
Views: 16676

RE: The Times: Blair Force One On Order

I think it's an absolute disgrace that on the one hand the government are telling the British public to fly less and use public transport to cut down on our emissions of greenhouse gases, and on the other the <acronym title="Tropic Air (Belize)">PM</acronym> will be getting a pair of private jets fo...

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by findingnema
Wed May 23, 2007 5:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Made Your Airline, Your Favorite Airline?
Replies: 26
Views: 7072

RE: What Made Your Airline, Your Favorite Airline?

bmi will always be my favourite airline because they were my local carrier growing up, and their low-cost subsidiary bmibaby were the first airline to give me a job. When my interest in aviation was developing, it was predominantly British Midland aircraft that I'd see from the viewing gallery at Ea...

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by findingnema
Wed May 23, 2007 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bmi Getting Ex-AF 330/340s?
Replies: 46
Views: 7385

RE: Bmi Getting Ex-AF 330/340s?

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