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by united4ever
Tue May 15, 2007 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing And Airbus Working Together?
Replies: 8
Views: 3748

RE: Boeing And Airbus Working Together?

Don't Boeing occasionally rent a Beluga from Airbus?

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by united4ever
Sun Jun 05, 2005 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Key To Airbus Fortunes
Replies: 38
Views: 5909

RE: Emirates Key To Airbus Fortunes

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by united4ever
Wed Dec 15, 2004 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Have No Deadly Accidents
Replies: 40
Views: 8500

RE: Airlines Have No Deadly Accidents

1. I said in my post that <b>most</b> of the airlines mentioned were pretty new, not all. I know that <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> are older, and I also know that they have an extremely impressive safety record. Not mentioning them isn't disrespect. 2. I used to work in the...

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by united4ever
Wed Dec 15, 2004 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Economy Seating 2-2-3-2?
Replies: 33
Views: 10447

RE: A380 Economy Seating 2-2-3-2?

"Until we start making our planes so big there are now doors going out the bottom and top. No just kidding, but it is a thought. (Don't tell Airbus)"

The Il-86 made a start on this concept, I guess.

Mike

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by united4ever
Wed Dec 15, 2004 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Economy Seating 2-2-3-2?
Replies: 33
Views: 10447

RE: A380 Economy Seating 2-2-3-2?

<i>"Good day all, <acronym title="Aer Arann Express (Ireland)">RE</acronym>: B777 2-5-2 Seating In my honest opinion, I hate this seating configuration. As a passenger, I would hate it so very much to be seated in the middle of the "5" if I'm travelling alone. If I do fly on this configuration, whic...

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by united4ever
Wed Dec 15, 2004 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Economy Seating 2-2-3-2?
Replies: 33
Views: 10447

RE: A380 Economy Seating 2-2-3-2?

"How is the window person in a 3-3-3 any harder to serve vs. the 5'th person in the 2-5-2?"

It isn't, both are as difficult, but 3-3-3 has twice as many difficult seats.

Mike

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by united4ever
Wed Dec 15, 2004 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Have No Deadly Accidents
Replies: 40
Views: 8500

RE: Airlines Have No Deadly Accidents

No disrespect to any of these airlines, but most of them are pretty new. We might as well add Independence Air to the list. These newer airlines are operating in an era of greatly improved air safety. This does not mean that they would have had accidents if they were older. Airlines such as British ...

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by united4ever
Tue Dec 14, 2004 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Economy Seating 2-2-3-2?
Replies: 33
Views: 10447

RE: A380 Economy Seating 2-2-3-2?

"Of course you probably could fit in 3-5-3 but I do not forsee the A380 going to any budget or charter operator in the medium-term future."

IIRC, Emirates have their 777s configured 3-4-3, and they're neither. In fact don't they have A380s on order? Watch this space?

Mike

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by united4ever
Tue Dec 14, 2004 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlantic Crossing
Replies: 23
Views: 3917

RE: Atlantic Crossing

"Don't LH fly a business only 737 from Duesseldorf maybe, to the USA?"

Isn't that the PrivatAir BBJ? Longer range than a conventional 737.

Mike

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by united4ever
Tue Dec 14, 2004 2:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Ugliest A/C- What's Your Thoughts?
Replies: 26
Views: 4907

RE: The Ugliest A/C- What's Your Thoughts?

No aircraft is ugly, imo.

Mike

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by united4ever
Tue Dec 14, 2004 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 - First Pictures!
Replies: 133
Views: 23633

RE: A350 - First Pictures!

<a href="http://www.boeing.com/news/releases/2003/photorelease/q1/pr_030129h1.html" target=_blank>http://www.boeing.com/news/releases/2003/photorelease/q1/pr_030129h1.html</a> Hope this helps. And no, it didn't look that revolutionary. I suspect this pic might be the closest to the eventual thing th...

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by united4ever
Tue Dec 14, 2004 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Economy Seating 2-2-3-2?
Replies: 33
Views: 10447

RE: A380 Economy Seating 2-2-3-2?

What, the aircraft's just too damn big or you are?  Big thumbs up

Mike

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by united4ever
Tue Dec 14, 2004 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Star Alliance To Study Joint Purchase Of A350,7E7
Replies: 19
Views: 7190

RE: Star Alliance To Study Joint Purchase Of A350,7E7

"Isn't Aeroflot a part of Skyteam?"

I don't think it is just yet, though I thought it had already agreed to join.

Mike

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by united4ever
Tue Dec 14, 2004 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Economy Seating 2-2-3-2?
Replies: 33
Views: 10447

RE: A380 Economy Seating 2-2-3-2?

I agree - 3-3-3 is awful. The only advantage that I can think of (and Boeing touted this when they introduced the 777) is that the aircraft can be busier before pax start having to sit next to strangers.

Maybe this is why they suggested 3-2-3? Hopefully the airlines will kill this one too.

Mike

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by united4ever
Tue Dec 14, 2004 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Economy Seating 2-2-3-2?
Replies: 33
Views: 10447

RE: A380 Economy Seating 2-2-3-2?

I don't think it's just families that prefer 2-5-2 to 3-3-3. The 3-3-3 has twice as many 'double excuse-me' seats as the 2-5-2, and those that are two away from an aisle have just one exit route, meaning the same people have to be distrubed every time one leaves one's seat. Also, according to some c...

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by united4ever
Tue Dec 14, 2004 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Economy Seating 2-2-3-2?
Replies: 33
Views: 10447

RE: A380 Economy Seating 2-2-3-2?

I agree that it would be nice, but I don't think any airline will see that as important enough to lose 10% of the seats for. I would say they're more likely to be calculating whether they can change the 3-4-3 layout to 3-5-3. If an airline was willing to lose 10% of seats, the space gain would (imho...

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by united4ever
Tue Dec 14, 2004 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Economy Seating 2-2-3-2?
Replies: 33
Views: 10447

RE: A380 Economy Seating 2-2-3-2?

Can't see it. Why would they?

That extra aisle would cost them many seats, and mean more cabin crew were needed to distribute food etc.

Mike

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by united4ever
Mon Dec 13, 2004 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Launch Customer
Replies: 49
Views: 10988

RE: A350 Launch Customer

Pure speculation of course, but I'm looking at a US major that has DC-10s that won't last for ever and has a fleet of A330s which would provide fleet commonality.

Mike

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by united4ever
Mon Dec 13, 2004 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 - First Pictures!
Replies: 133
Views: 23633

RE: A350 - First Pictures!

747 pride would still apply if it was one big ugly heap of metal - it would still have that magic imo. Sadly, one thing Boeing seem to be good at over the last few years is releasing designs that are then toned down and sometimes even vanish - how I would have loved to see the Sonic Cruiser fly. We'...

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by united4ever
Mon Dec 13, 2004 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 - First Pictures!
Replies: 133
Views: 23633

RE: A350 - First Pictures!

Will people please realise that aircraft are not designed to please the spotters, they are designed to please the airlines. The latter, in turn, are a little more interested in the economics and the views of those who see the planes from inside, not from the observation decks or outside the perimete...

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by united4ever
Sat Dec 11, 2004 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would Star Fail Without UA & US?
Replies: 34
Views: 4176

RE: Would Star Fail Without UA & US?

IMHO, if <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> and US were to cease operations then Star would grieve over them briefly and then try to woo another US major (probably American). I don't think Star would collapse without a US domestic - there's a lot more of the world than the USA - but...

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by united4ever
Sat Dec 11, 2004 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Shareholders OK Launch Of A350
Replies: 97
Views: 7741

RE: Airbus Shareholders OK Launch Of A350

<i><b>"* EADS and BAE Systems foresee a market for 3,100 A350 aircraft over 20 years.</b> If they trully believed that statement then why did Airbus 1) not start developing an airliner much sooner then Boeing's 7E7? 2) focus on the A380 (this airplane is trully an ego thing with Airbus...we must hav...

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by united4ever
Fri Dec 10, 2004 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French Could Prosecute CO Over Concorde Disaster
Replies: 98
Views: 9809

RE: French Could Prosecute CO Over Concorde Disaster

UA777222, Surely the aircraft running over the metal strip is the direct cause of the accident, with the effect being that the tire disintegrated and a large part hit the wing etc. However, like many have said, Continental are currently witnesses in the investigation, not under prosecution. IMHO the...

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by united4ever
Fri Dec 10, 2004 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ideal Aircraft For Indian Domestic
Replies: 29
Views: 3297

RE: Ideal Aircraft For Indian Domestic

What would the A333 be like on some of the higher-density routes?

Mike

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by united4ever
Fri Dec 10, 2004 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French Could Prosecute CO Over Concorde Disaster
Replies: 98
Views: 9809

RE: French Could Prosecute CO Over Concorde Disaster

N328KE:

I suspect he's never set foot outside Ross County.  Smile

Mike

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by united4ever
Fri Dec 10, 2004 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French Could Prosecute CO Over Concorde Disaster
Replies: 98
Views: 9809

RE: French Could Prosecute CO Over Concorde Disaster

Relax Ozglobal, many (but by no means most) Americans are against anyone who isn't one of them. I don't expect its anything personal against the French - a local pastor here in Ohio told his flock that the UK was a pathetic little island with bad food, no moral values and yellow teeth that was etern...

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by united4ever
Fri Dec 10, 2004 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TransAtlantic Smoking
Replies: 10
Views: 2524

TransAtlantic Smoking

Hi, Does anyone know if any airline still allows smoking on its Western Europe to North America routes. Not for me - it's a disgusting habit - but my father is hopelessly addicted and won't come over to see me here unless he can smoke on the longer flight. I'm a British ex-pat living in Ohio and wou...

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by united4ever
Fri Dec 10, 2004 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will The A350 Kill The 772ER
Replies: 137
Views: 12032

RE: Will The A350 Kill The 772ER

This is an amazing discussion considering that no-one truly knows what the A350 will be.

Mike

PS:
"Same story for Iberia. They had a good B773ER offer but chose A346."

Has Boeing forgiven them for that yet?

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by united4ever
Wed Dec 08, 2004 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cities With 2 Airpts Of Equal Standing
Replies: 30
Views: 3797

RE: Cities With 2 Airpts Of Equal Standing

Moscow springs immediately to mind.

Mike

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by united4ever
Wed Dec 01, 2004 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where Are The 733s For Fly Be. Coming From?
Replies: 1
Views: 3662

RE: Where Are The 733s For Fly Be. Coming From?

I think I heard former go birds from easyJet a little while back. I'll see if I can find the source because I'm not 100% certain.

Mike

[Edited 2004-12-01 05:15:23]

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by united4ever
Tue Nov 30, 2004 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Airliner Is The A350 To Replace?
Replies: 42
Views: 7501

RE: What Airliner Is The A350 To Replace?

"Does anybody know what airliner the A350 is to replace and to compete with?
"

The North West DC9s and 10s of course, silly!  Big thumbs up

Mike

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by united4ever
Thu Nov 25, 2004 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ual 747 And 777 For Sale
Replies: 23
Views: 28509

RE: Ual 747 And 777 For Sale

Anyone know what the UA registrations on those aircraft were?

Cheers
Mike

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by united4ever
Wed Nov 24, 2004 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Intl Rumors And A/C Rumors
Replies: 104
Views: 13374

RE: UA Intl Rumors And A/C Rumors

No, I'm neutral. What I was trying to say boils down to 'I can see how a deal like this could be attractive to both Airbus and UAL'.

Hope this helps.

It's also important though to remember that this is just a rumour.

Cheers
Mike

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by united4ever
Tue Nov 23, 2004 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Intl Rumors And A/C Rumors
Replies: 104
Views: 13374

RE: UA Intl Rumors And A/C Rumors

<i>" I understand you are pro-Airbus,"</i> No I'm not. I'm neutral and IMHO the 777 is a superior aircraft to the A330/340 series. Just trying to look at the facts without being clouded by the manufacturerdoes not make someone pro one or the other. Please don't say that I'm pro-Airbus because you th...

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by united4ever
Mon Nov 22, 2004 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Intl Rumors And A/C Rumors
Replies: 104
Views: 13374

RE: UA Intl Rumors And A/C Rumors

<i>You are telling me that business travelers will more likely fly an A340 than a 747? Especially Japanese business travelers who would likely be the first to have to make the switch? </i> No, the business travelers don't care what a/f it is - they care about the standard of the service and the comf...

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by united4ever
Mon Nov 22, 2004 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Intl Rumors And A/C Rumors
Replies: 104
Views: 13374

RE: UA Intl Rumors And A/C Rumors

<i>"GOD FORBID <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> to buy that Airbus long haul trash!!! GO BOEING!!!"</i> I'm sure such a high quality post as this will single handedly persuade United to steer well clear of Airbus  <img border=0 src="/discussions/graphics/rolleyes.gif" ALT="Insane"...

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by united4ever
Mon Nov 15, 2004 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Bad Quality! For Sure Our A-319!
Replies: 48
Views: 13178

RE: Airbus Bad Quality! For Sure Our A-319!

You wouldn't have orange tails and seats that are specially designed with thinner backs to cram more in than the A319 was designed for, would you?

Mike

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by united4ever
Mon Nov 15, 2004 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Start Date For Independence Air A319 Flights?
Replies: 24
Views: 5223

RE: Start Date For Independence Air A319 Flights?

IMHO Indy could pick up a lot of nice, higher-yield traffic by expanding p to p at <acronym title="Columbus - Port Columbus International (CMH / KCMH), USA - Ohio">CMH</acronym>. This has to be one of the most poorly-served cities for its size on the continent, and has many of the characteristics th...

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by united4ever
Mon Nov 15, 2004 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pilot's Inappropriate PA Announcement
Replies: 118
Views: 21817

RE: Delta Pilot's Inappropriate PA Announcement

One of the reasons I enjoy flying with US airlines is that the flight and cabin crews are more fun than European ones (despite the location, I'm a Brit!). To me this is simply light hearted humour, and some people need to take a chill pill. One of my favourites was a United F/A who announced at the ...

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by united4ever
Mon Nov 01, 2004 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midway Island Airport May Close
Replies: 49
Views: 7743

RE: Midway Island Airport May Close

<i>If American Airlines buy a Airbus it is giving that money to Europe, If American Airlines buys a Boeing instead it is creating more jobs for Americans which brings our Econmy <acronym title="Bahamasair">UP</acronym></i> Surely by the same reasoning, European carriers should be buying Airbus. Whic...

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by united4ever
Sat Jul 17, 2004 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg Article: A380 Weight Problems
Replies: 71
Views: 9249

RE: Routes That Did Not Exist 20 Years Ago...

"Boeing takes a consevative approach to what they present to customers."

Like the sonic cruiser?  Smile

Mike

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by united4ever
Mon Jul 12, 2004 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay Aviation
Replies: 146
Views: 19581

RE: Routes That Did Not Exist 20 Years Ago...

The attraction is those long hard fuselages. Just too bad they're full of airmen, not se(a)men.

Hope this helps.

Mike

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by united4ever
Mon Jul 12, 2004 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Routes That Did Not Exist 20 Years Ago...
Replies: 15
Views: 4903

RE: Routes That Did Not Exist 20 Years Ago...

Pretty well any route served by Ryanair.

Mike

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by united4ever
Sun Jul 11, 2004 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mileage Plus Miles On BMI Transatlantic?
Replies: 3
Views: 2870

RE: Mileage Plus Miles On BMI Transatlantic?

You get full United miles, just like a United flight, if you are on a United codeshare ticket (if you have a United flight number, which you certainly will have if you book it through United). I believe you get a reduced mileage if this is not the case, but I'm not 100% certain. The bmi flights have...

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by united4ever
Fri May 28, 2004 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Photo...A380 With Wings
Replies: 201
Views: 29958

RE: New Photo...A380 With Wings

"Looking at that big ugly thing makes me want to fly on a BOEING 747 that much more! NEVER will I set foot on an airbus aircraft by choice."

How terrible for Airbus. All their aircraft will so much the poorer without your presence.

Mike

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by united4ever
Wed May 26, 2004 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin USA To Order 50 Planes
Replies: 57
Views: 12811

RE: Virgin USA To Order 50 Planes

Shall we begin speculating if it will be 50 717s?

Nah, it'll be second hand DC9s from North West after they replace them with A319s in the year nod.  Big grin

Mike

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by united4ever
Wed May 26, 2004 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair CEO says it won't pay back Belgian subsidies
Replies: 62
Views: 11667

Ryanair CEO says it won't pay back Belgian subsidies

"Mr. O'Leary is very arrogant, and this is just plain idiotic. I wonder how the Belgians will respond.
"


Something along the lines of 'Va te faire foutre' if they've any sense.

Mike

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by united4ever
Wed May 26, 2004 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair CEO says it won't pay back Belgian subsidies
Replies: 62
Views: 11667

Ryanair CEO says it won't pay back Belgian subsidies

Basically the same as he tells his customers.

Odious little oik.  Smile

Mike

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by united4ever
Tue May 25, 2004 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Delta Fly Airbus Aircraft?
Replies: 32
Views: 6670

RE: Can Delta Fly Airbus Aircraft?

OK guys, thanks very much for the detailed answers and explanations. That's been a big help.

Cheers
Mike

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by united4ever
Mon May 24, 2004 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BMI- LHR-MAN
Replies: 17
Views: 2753

RE: BMI- LHR-MAN

Further to the above, they've recently swapped most of the A320s on the route for A321s, so it can't be doing badly at all.

Mike

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