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Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 65918

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

What chance that Scurrah will decide to either axe Tigerair entirely and exit the pure LCC maket, or rebrand it as Virgin Blue in order to stop the brand licensing payments? If it rebrands to Virgin Blue, does it still need to pay license to Virgin Group? They paid to use the "Virgin" bra...

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Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 65918

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

Sounds like VietJet's target markets from AVV would be much like D7's. Cheap fares to entice budget holiday travellers across from the East & South-Eastern suburbs, and also close to much of their target VFR market, a good number of Vietnamese immigrants & their descendants live in suburbs ...

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Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 65918

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

But they are getting 321XLRs which could fly some of their current 787 routes. Correct and Jetstar themselves have said they will use those 787's to increase capacity on existing routes and open new routes. Qantas to cut capacity to HKG over coming months by 7% due to weaker demand https://www.flig...

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Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 65918

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

Just something worth mentioning, IF some of the JQ B788's are transferred across to mainline there's a few equations here which could play out. I'm guessing it's safe to say they'll need to be reconfigured into a more QF friendly configuration, however they could be configured into a premium heavy ...

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Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 65918

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

Qantas has applies to the IASC for an extra 744 seats (4 weekly A320) into Indonesia from 14 December 19. Capacity can also be used by Qantas though this looks like its for JQ Any idea what route may see this extra capacity https://blueswandaily.com/qantas-applies-for-additional-indonesia-capacity/...

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Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ryanair and or Easy Jet to the USA
Replies: 42
Views: 4346

Re: Ryanair and or Easy Jet to the USA

No. It will never happen. Look at Norwegian and the state that they are in. Low Cost long haul unfortunately doesn't work as it should. Jetstar has been doing low cost longhaul for over 10 years now... Scoot seems to work as well. The Ryan Air chief repeatedly said he was looking into it and turned...

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Mon May 20, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA retimes LHR-BOM Flight
Replies: 33
Views: 7063

Re: BA retimes LHR-BOM Flight

edealinfo wrote:
DTWLAX wrote:
Anybody knows if there is any other reason for dropping the early morning 2:00 AM departure out of BOM?


It is in the dead of the night. Humans are not owls.




Thats pretty much one of the busiest times in BOM... its a mad house at that time of the morning!

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Tue May 14, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL longhaul LCC = ZIPAIR
Replies: 120
Views: 18528

Re: JAL longhaul LCC = ZIPAIR

Should of stuck to having one LCC brand with Jetstar.

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Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Owl found resting in Virgin 737 engine at SYD
Replies: 54
Views: 10125

Re: Owl found resting in Virgin 737 engine at SYD

I wonder what Owl-titude they can fly at with those engines?

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Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA denied permission to start EIN-LHR
Replies: 65
Views: 15909

Re: BA denied permission to start EIN-LHR

k25 wrote:
What happened to the slots IAG held from the days VY flew BCN-EIN?


Probably lost. You don;'t keep slots if you aren't using them.

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Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic New Upper Class Seat Revealed Today
Replies: 54
Views: 11140

Re: Virgin Atlantic New Upper Class Seat Revealed Today

The loft is going to get pretty worn. I mean its between the boarding doors so is going to get a lot of foot traffic and suitcases being dragged through it.

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Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67630

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2297706763809550

Nice story :)
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Jetstar make a young womans dream to be cabin true come true

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2297706763809550

Nice story :)

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Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67630

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Melbourne could also be bold and build a main midfield terminal that would be in the centre of the proposed additional runways. The current patch work of expansion is not really efficient or user friendly. Try getting a seat at T4 for during the busy periods... and that escalator at T3 from check in...

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Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67630

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Is there anyway to find out the largest carrier in each airpoirt? Ie in MEL as an example to JQ carry more pax than QF?

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Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic’s Northeast Asian routes
Replies: 37
Views: 6225

Re: Virgin Atlantic’s Northeast Asian routes

Tokyo was dropped because the majority of passengers were originating in NRT and at the time that had no strategic value to VS. So I presume the HKG and PVG routes have a fair share of ex UK traffic who value those destinations in the VS network.

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Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 601
Views: 76183

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

Given JQ have been operating widebodies for about 15 years (330, 787)... why would they get rid of them now? It seems to be a market they are happy to be in and seem to be doing reasonably well.

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Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines Pilot Sleeps On Duty
Replies: 76
Views: 10461

Re: China Airlines Pilot Sleeps On Duty

Isn't controlled rest practiced by pilots around the globe? Yes, but they have dedicated crew rest spaces. Sleeping while on the controls is not a usual practice. Well "contrtolled rest" or "inseat napping" is sleeping in the flight deck seat they operate in... thats different f...

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Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines Pilot Sleeps On Duty
Replies: 76
Views: 10461

Re: China Airlines Pilot Sleeps On Duty

anshabhi wrote:
Isn't controlled rest practiced by pilots around the globe?


Airlines like BA, Virgin etc allow it in the UK

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Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Aircraft Rotation
Replies: 3
Views: 1056

Re: Ryanair Aircraft Rotation

I doubt the crew would relocate as the crew are base specific whereas the aircraft aren't?

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Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 560
Views: 71000

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

JQ 787 seat density wont permit AU-Canada nonstop without a big payload hit. Couldn't JQ fly MEL & SYD/HNL with 2 services a week continuing onto say YVR or better still low cost Abbotsford, (which seems to be the Canadian equivalent of AVV to MEL) just like Canada 3000 used to fly YVR/HNL/BNE ...

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Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 560
Views: 71000

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

aviationaware wrote:

Which place exactly in Australia would you consider to have India in reach with A321neos? Because I can't think of any.


thats not what was said. The 321's will be coming online and replacing 787's on routes like DPS... thus freeing up 787's to fly further afield ie Possibly India.

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Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 560
Views: 71000

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

Hard to say what goes to JNB/SCL, both seem to operate with fairly high load factors on 744s, SCL is only 4-5 weekly though so a daily 789, maybe with a seasonal upgauge to an A380 a few days a week? JNB will eventually be served from PER in addition to SYD and maybe CPT aswell? Daily 789 replaces ...

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Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS LHR-TLV
Replies: 60
Views: 15261

Re: VS LHR-TLV

Given the amount of LCC competition from London airports (ezy upto 4 times a day) and Wizz... I cant see them starting it... surely there is something better they can do with that slot?

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Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: BA Heathrow to 'Keflavik' - why pay more?
Replies: 11
Views: 8006

Re: BA Heathrow to 'Keflavik' - why pay more?

I find the safety video very cringe worthy... Im surprised its lasted so long to be honest.

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Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 499
Views: 95462

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

With the Australian market growing by 3% pa, on face value QF should be adding 2.25 737's to it fleet every year. Considering QF have lost 4% of the market over the last 3-4 years and 1% of the market typically requires around 3.5 aircraft, QF have (on face value) underinvested in new aircraft. The...

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Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 787-9 for WestJet rolls out of paintshop
Replies: 54
Views: 13137

Re: First 787-9 for WestJet rolls out of paintshop

B747forever wrote:
Is “The Spirit of Canada” and the proudly Canadian flag new with 787 or do they use it in all their marketing? I like those additions to the livery.


Interesting.. Qantas is "The spirit of Australia". I wonder if they just got it from that

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Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: VS to re-launch BOM ‘19
Replies: 13
Views: 2478

Re: RUMOUR: VS to re-launch BOM ‘19

binayak wrote:
LHRFlyer wrote:
Would be surprising given that Virgin has previously cancelled this route twice before.


Well now with an Indian partner they're stronger than before. Same reason why DL is coming back too


They had an indian partner (Jet Airways) last time they flew to BOM. Whats changed?

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Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 47532

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018

sevenair wrote:

Do you have more details of what easyJet do? I’m not saying they don’t do it just that I don’t know about it.


They have asked head office staff to assist in the terminals during the busy periods and disruption.

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Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 47532

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018

A non-paywalled article about the QF volunteer program. https://www.buzzfeed.com/hannahryan/qantas-has-asked-its-staff-to-volunteer-over-the-christmas?utm_source=dynamic&utm_campaign=bffbbuzzfeedozpol&ref=bffbbuzzfeedozpol&fbclid=IwAR3H_9Gu5074csU8h_BVRux7f2tiys-cW91KGTuvBjCGtevXOGq-fLv...

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Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hop! end ATR ops, consider merger with Transavia
Replies: 38
Views: 9534

Re: Hop! end ATR ops, consider merger with Transavia

It would make more sense for Cityhopper and Hop! to merge and become the sole regional carrier for the group. There has to be some synergies there. KL/AF as the mainline carreirs Cityhopper (or whatever they call it) as the regional carrier with lower costs than mainline but operating under the main...

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Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is VS's strategy in Asia?
Replies: 91
Views: 13787

Re: What is VS's strategy in Asia?

I didn’t think VS ordered a second tranche of A350’s - is this a planned order? Planned order... they were going to do the same with the 787 fleet,,, the first and last deliveries to LHR and the mid delvierires to LGR in a leisure config but they decided against having another config on the fleet s...

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Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is VS's strategy in Asia?
Replies: 91
Views: 13787

Re: What is VS's strategy in Asia?

That's the key though, one stops is a drawback. What VS could offer is direct flights. It would be low yielding, but it would be worth it with B787-9. Just make sure they don't waste any space with useless bar they have on their plane. Unfortunately though the UK-Thailand market won't want to pay a...

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Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is VS's strategy in Asia?
Replies: 91
Views: 13787

Re: What is VS's strategy in Asia?

What about a seasonal MAN - BKK flight? It's one of the largest unserved routes, based on demand. VS already has a strong holiday/leisure-focused route presence ex-MAN - so MAN - BKK would complement the offering well, no? Cheers, C. BKK has high competition via one stops and is low yielding,,... n...

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Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Elderly couple kicked off of KLM AMS-MAD flight
Replies: 86
Views: 11764

Re: Elderly couple kicked off of KLM AMS-MAD flight

Normally pax get on sit down and have little interaction with the FA's. I wonder what required the interaction? Needed to move a bag? Refusal to follow instructions??

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Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could LTN & STN merge to create one airport?
Replies: 37
Views: 4953

Re: Could LTN & STN merge to create one airport?

All London airports can co exist. I'd argue expansion is actually needed at all of them as they are all pretty much bursting at the seams.

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Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic eyes non-stop Perth
Replies: 83
Views: 16848

Re: Virgin Atlantic eyes non-stop Perth

They'd be better of restarting CPT service.

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Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Joon take over 4 Air France Europe destinations S19
Replies: 40
Views: 9923

Re: Joon take over 4 Air France Europe destinations S19

The whole concept of Joon doesn't make sense to me. It's literally an airline for millennial's? It's no wonder AF is bankrupt... That is just their PR and spin on. They just want to sound positive and need a reason to make a spin off airline. This is all about cost savings. It's a ULCC with lower o...

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Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 48770

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018

What plane are Harry & Meghan using in for the internal flights?commercial?

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Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:01 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: 26350

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

I’m surprised BA doesn’t open lots of crew bases in the USA , would probably save them a fortune to hire US based labour Why would hiring in a country that has some of the highest paid flight attendants in the world be cost effective? low minimum wage, no employment rights , no maternity pay , easy...

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Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:07 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: 26350

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

Reminds me of when VS got rid of their HKG supervisors and senior crew and paid them out redundancy - but out of their own pension pots! So in effect crew got no payout as it was taken from their pensions.

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Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Western Sydney Airport - Construction started, what's the plan?
Replies: 41
Views: 5266

Re: Western Sydney Airport - Construction started, what's the plan?

Give it a decade or two, and it might well become Sydney's Newark, assuming enough is invested in train connections or similar. Good lord no, a train connection? Trains are evil, better build more road tunnels. I'm a resident of Sydney - and fairly close to this new airport and we are all quite dub...

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Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian drops LGW-SIN and announces LGW-GIG
Replies: 84
Views: 16807

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

their long haul strategy is seriously starting to sound like a complete circus ! Oh please. They cancel one route and that qualifies as a circus in your book? its actually a combination of having too many nonstop flights from too many different EU airports to different cities of the world in Asia/A...

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Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air to kickstart US-DEL flights via KEF beginning Dec 5
Replies: 26
Views: 4372

Re: WOW Air to kickstart US-DEL flights via KEF beginning Dec 5

VS tried to get in on this market a few years ago. They restarted BOM and touted how it was now all about connections... and then a year or so later dropped.

EK, LH, BA, AFKL etc are the big players in this market. I wish WOW well... but feel they will go the way VS did.

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Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"
Replies: 161
Views: 16959

Re: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"

As far as my work experience goes, I’ve heard of personal days interchange with bereavement leave. If this is the case at AA, then I’m disgusted. As for the “Not calling in sick during critical periods” rule, I don’t think this would fly in any other developed country. You can’t legitimately expect...

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Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why can't AA make JFK-MAN work but it can JFK-EDI? And also UA from ORD & IAD to MAN?
Replies: 113
Views: 9464

Re: Why can't AA make JFK-MAN work but it can JFK-EDI? And also UA from ORD & IAD to MAN?

EDI sees 3 flights a day to New York (3 x B757 daily with AA, DL & UA) - admittedly, the AA & DL flights are seasonal, and I know Scotland is quite a seasonal destination. But MAN is a bigger airport and larger surrounding population than EDI so it surprises me that AA can't make JFK-MAN wo...

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Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it
Replies: 127
Views: 14337

Re: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it

Its a little tiresome hearing him opine about the great employee culture when DL has 30,000 fewer employees than AA because DL has contracted so much out.... Tiresome? No. But it could have merit. If you outsource things that aren't your core business it allows you to focus on your core business.

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Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Problem at LHR this AM?
Replies: 5
Views: 2077

Re: Problem at LHR this AM?

readytotaxi wrote:
05:40 and all approaches to LHR are clear, over 20 aircraft in the stacks going nowhere. Weather here 7 miles south is light rain little wind.


Waiting to land from 6 onward when the curfew is lifted?

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Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Mulling Airline Sale
Replies: 48
Views: 8075

Re: Thomas Cook Mulling Airline Sale

I wonder is this may lead to a merger with TUI?

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Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Southwest Really a LCC?
Replies: 79
Views: 6203

Re: Is Southwest Really a LCC?

I can easily go for a week or longer on a hand luggage size suitcase, done so quite a few times. It's all a matter of priorities and whatever you can buy at your destination you don't need to bring along. Once met a guy who went for a couple of weeks with no luggage at all, just a passport and that...

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Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet Receive their First A321neo
Replies: 42
Views: 8369

Re: Easyjet A321neos

Just noticed that easyJet's first A321neo is equipped with leather seats, unlike any other easyJet aircraft (apart from leased ex-AB A320s). Will these be used on other new aircraft delivered as well or is this exclusively for the A321? I hope they've made other changes to the cabin, would be nice ...

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