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by skipness1E
Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5
Replies: 100
Views: 14940

Re: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5

How about expand T5B & T5C and convert 4 bridged gate? You can’t expand T5B or T5C in terms of stands and footprint as they stretch the whole available width of the airfield. Four bridge gates are not beneficial, parts of the complex already are split L/R for two A320*s or one heavy as required.

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by skipness1E
Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5
Replies: 100
Views: 14940

Re: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5

The outer pier is divided in two, length wise, one side for arriving pax, the other for departing. Doors (or valves as they are called) have to be opened/closed to block whichever side and allow access to gates on the opposite side. It blocks movement and creates delays to departing pax (and staff)...

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by skipness1E
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5
Replies: 100
Views: 14940

Re: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5

There was a plan for a T5D at some point. Is that off the table? Also, is there a possibility they remove the restrictions on traveling between the terminal (T5A) and the satellites back and forth? That puts all the lounges in play and not cramming everyone in t5A What restrictions? You can walk ba...

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by skipness1E
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5
Replies: 100
Views: 14940

Re: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5

I do not see how the assertion that BA's first priority being themselves is false because they have a JV with another airline. AA adds CLT and RDU as destinations and more frequency on ORD and DFW. Sure it's a benefit, hence the JV, but connecting their own metal on own metal would of course be pre...

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by skipness1E
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Orders
Replies: 32
Views: 8409

Re: Emirates Orders

On what routes will BA be flying SEVENTEEN A380s in 2021???They don’t need them at all for the routes they currently fly. They were flying B789 to LAX last year guys! The idea of using an A380 to free up a LHR slot never transpired, they’re used at BA to up capacity on selected routes, not something...

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by skipness1E
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5
Replies: 100
Views: 14940

Re: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5

There are 2 things happening right now. One is from LHR due to the terminal closures. The other is from AA and BA. What air India thinks is irrelevant to the second initiative. The point about Air India was they were adamant they were staying put in T4 as they had a bespoke lounge and HAL forced th...

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by skipness1E
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5
Replies: 100
Views: 14940

Re: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5

Why do people keep insisting it is temporary when this has been talked about being in the works for a very long time? BA will not be at 100% capacity for a few years likely anyway so this is a great time to do it. Mainly because Heathrow have said they are moving temporarily. At the end of the day,...

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by skipness1E
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5
Replies: 100
Views: 14940

Re: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5

Why do people keep insisting it is temporary when this has been talked about being in the works for a very long time? BA will not be at 100% capacity for a few years likely anyway so this is a great time to do it. Mainly because Heathrow have said they are moving temporarily. At the end of the day,...

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by skipness1E
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5
Replies: 100
Views: 14940

Re: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5

Is this a temporary move for AA? Till T3 reopens? Or permanently moving to T5? From the rumour circling around since last year (2019), AA moves to T5 was long planned. I'd say this is permanent. That was before BA had to consolidate most of LGW short haul to LHR. Things have changed. AA 100% want t...

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by skipness1E
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5
Replies: 100
Views: 14940

Re: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5

Is this a temporary move for AA? Till T3 reopens? Or permanently moving to T5? It’s temporary, it really, really is. No one knows when T3 will reopen but given the Virgin and Emirates premiun facilities are there and Qatar and Etihad in T4, HAL will be under immense pressure to open everything up s...

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by skipness1E
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5
Replies: 100
Views: 14940

Re: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5

They are TEMPORARILY MOVING as today only T2 and T5 are open. As traffic comes back, T3 and T4 will reopen but not before next summer. Other Oneworld partners are also colocating to T5 to free up space in T2. LHR will be a 2 terminal operation for a few more months.

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by skipness1E
Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA, UA, DL TATL Service History
Replies: 79
Views: 5520

Re: AA, UA, DL TATL Service History

Interestingly United operated IAD-GLA from Aug93 to Jan95 on the B762. The market was overserved and as soon as code sharing with British Midland became an option, GLA was dropped after a tag onto AMS failed. They had been super keen to serve Scotland alongside BA and applied for GLA-ORD and IAD but...

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by skipness1E
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA, UA, DL TATL Service History
Replies: 79
Views: 5520

Re: AA, UA, DL TATL Service History

No, Northwest was flying to Europe on its own metal long before the partnership with KLM. They had flights to Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm, Shannon, Hamburg, London (Gatwick), and Glasgow as far back as 1982 from JFK and BOS. Not sure what was served from MSP and DTW at the time. Northwest Orient be...

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by skipness1E
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA, UA, DL TATL Service History
Replies: 79
Views: 5520

Re: AA, UA, DL TATL Service History

Are we sure Pan Am operated DTW-LHR alongside United’s former PA ops at LHR? Am pretty sure Pan Am left LHR the day before United arrived, only two US airlines could fly to LHR under Bermuda 2.

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by skipness1E
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA, UA, DL TATL Service History
Replies: 79
Views: 5520

Re: AA, UA, DL TATL Service History

DL's TATL origins can also be traced back to NWA that started flying out MSP and DTW to AMS after partnering with KL back in '89 I believe No, Northwest was flying to Europe on its own metal long before the partnership with KLM. They had flights to Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm, Shannon, Hamburg, Lon...

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by skipness1E
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Personal "Golden Age" of aviation
Replies: 18
Views: 1170

Re: Personal "Golden Age" of aviation

Our personal golden age’s align with when we were young with our whole lives ahead of us and wanted to shag anything with a pulse.
Take a step back and note the correlation, the aircraft are a side issue to your lifestage.

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by skipness1E
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet to close crew bases at Stansted, Southend and Newcastle
Replies: 36
Views: 6222

Re: easyJet to close crew bases at Stansted, Southend and Newcastle

easyJet serve pretty much everywhere they’re ever likely to at LGW, it’s the dominant anchor carrier with saturation on European routes. Growth was limited at LGW even before COVID19. easyJet is based at LTN, STN was always an add on, came with Go and never got much love from team Orange. The market...

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by skipness1E
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 into Heathrow - 01 July 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 1148

Re: A380 into Heathrow - 01 July 2020

The weekly China Southern from CAN. They’re on 27R so eastern end of the perimeter road by Purple Parking or along the front of the BA hangars should be good.
This is the only A380 we see all week.

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by skipness1E
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air Cancels Orders For 92 737 MAXs and 5 787s
Replies: 126
Views: 23555

Re: Norwegian Air Cancels Orders For 92 737 MAXs and 5 787s

B787-9 G-CLJN first flew in Jan. Guess that’s ntu as well?

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by skipness1E
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA9708 into LHR this morning
Replies: 7
Views: 4280

Re: AA9708 into LHR this morning

Pre 6am landing slots are in limited supply . Arrive early and it’s round and round and round again till 6am . COVID19 hasn’t changed the pre 6am noice abatement slot regulations as far as I know. So they just increase pollution in the UK so the plane doesn’t land at 5:58 It’s been that way for dec...

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by skipness1E
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways 787-10
Replies: 75
Views: 29724

Re: British Airways 787-10

BA’s 787-10 will operate LHR-ATL/SEA from August 1. https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/292100/british-airways-julyaugust-2020-long-haul-operations-as-of-26jun20/ I’m guessing DFW/BNA’s 78Xs have been cancelled? Assuming it’s delivered tonight, will the aircraft operate familiarizatio...

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by skipness1E
Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 311
Views: 57079

Re: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant

I saw that article. Can't believe BA pay some CC £70k and others £28k ... The legacy fleet should have been dealt with years ago . Zero sympathy. It’s a tiny minority and Mixed Fleet would deal with this over time. It was once a career with prospects, now intended to burn kids out while they’re you...

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by skipness1E
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: RAF's VIP A330 MRTT getting 'Austin Powers' Repaint
Replies: 86
Views: 8025

Re: RAF's VIP A330 MRTT getting 'Austin Powers' Repaint

Oh it’s fine but most will moan about it and the cost but be the first to explode with rage when they paint it grey again.

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by skipness1E
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 200
Views: 51660

Re: Norwegian News and Discussion Thread

Hub and spoke needs a critical mass of traffic to pay for the higher costs. This was the thinking behind building and building at LGW albeit at a loss. They’re going to be starting again from scratch and hoping to make money using the same flawed formula. Hub and spoke loco long haul doesn’t work in...

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by skipness1E
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the future of LGW? What will it mean for the other hubs?
Replies: 86
Views: 9899

Re: What is the future of LGW? What will it mean for the other hubs?

Talking about LGW’s catchment area is largely a wild goose chase because you also fall squarely into LHR’s catchment area which has an enormous overlap. Hence all things being equal, the market will want you to travel from LHR regardless if you live in Crawley as the critical mass of connections ex...

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by skipness1E
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the future of LGW? What will it mean for the other hubs?
Replies: 86
Views: 9899

Re: What is the future of LGW? What will it mean for the other hubs?

So, how do you define "actual"? A distinction without a difference. LGW is more of a London airport than LCY is.. by 40 million passengers. No idea what you mean, something lost in translation. I was simply explaining as someone who lives IN London, how we see the limits of London and why...

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by skipness1E
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the future of LGW? What will it mean for the other hubs?
Replies: 86
Views: 9899

Re: What is the future of LGW? What will it mean for the other hubs?

Talking about LGW’s catchment area is largely a wild goose chase because you also fall squarely into LHR’s catchment area which has an enormous overlap. Hence all things being equal, the market will want you to travel from LHR regardless if you live in Crawley as the critical mass of connections exi...

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by skipness1E
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the future of LGW? What will it mean for the other hubs?
Replies: 86
Views: 9899

Re: What is the future of LGW? What will it mean for the other hubs?

Seeing as there are only two actual London airports, Heathrow cannot take much more. As for London City airport too short a runway and not enough stands. And before people moan about Heathrow, that airport is near Hounslow which is outer London. And if people want to get pedantic London City is the...

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by skipness1E
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 459
Views: 55051

Re: BA LHR -MIA

It’s BA209F, a cargo flight. Heathrow has a load of cargo flights using their old passenger callsigns, all Air China, EVA, Emirates, JAL, China Southern and China Eastern are all using this system. Additional flights have cargo callsigns, i.e. BA3000, QR8850 series but the core program is the passen...

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by skipness1E
Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Europa might stay independent.
Replies: 55
Views: 9827

Re: Air Europa might stay independent.

I am not trying to troll, I am not. But the commercial reality has always been that businesses will pay a market rate for staff and goods. There are queues round the block of young and keen people wanting to be cabin crew for a few years and see the world. There is a glut of desperate and qualified ...

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by skipness1E
Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Europa might stay independent.
Replies: 55
Views: 9827

Re: Air Europa might stay independent.

Given what is going on at British Airways how can IAG justify paying a Billion Euros for Air Europa. It's one thing to buyout jobs of people a few years from retirement, BA is cutting the top FA job pay in half. Willie Walsh doesn't still have to prove he is "tough as nails", we learned t...

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by skipness1E
Sun Jun 14, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA Transatlantic Drawdown Time Line
Replies: 106
Views: 10816

Re: TWA Transatlantic Drawdown Time Line

American started Heathrow operations on 1 July 1991, the last TWA 747 departure was N301TW on 1 July 1991 and the first American arrival was the same day, a 767-300 from JFK. The next day 2 July 1991 American had a full operation with arrivals from Boston, Chicago, JFK, Newark and Miami. amc737 So ...

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by skipness1E
Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 311
Views: 57079

Re: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant

no way would i support this carrier ever. I feel horrible for those of you who have to work under this plutocratic group of oligarchs. They never should have been allowed to ensnare EI and IB in their consortium, thus submitting those groups to the same Elite first scheme. I hope BA fails, and the ...

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by skipness1E
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Gatwick: Rare color images from 1958
Replies: 15
Views: 3490

Re: London Gatwick: Rare color images from 1958

GlobalAirways wrote:
Thank you for sharing. Really cool to see how things have changed. I didn't see any HVAC systems on the roof?

In 1958.
In East Sussex.

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by skipness1E
Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Non photographed airliners?
Replies: 35
Views: 5764

Re: Non photographed airliners?

AirUK’s BAe146-200QC G-BTIA. I saw this but it never entered service!

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by skipness1E
Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Non photographed airliners?
Replies: 35
Views: 5764

Re: Non photographed airliners?

I feel like the OP is asking about a specific airframe which would be paint scheme independent. I think the only possible ones are examples that crashed on or shortly after the first flight, going back quite a while. No these are good examples. Specifically it was searching for pics of BOAC’s G-AWN...

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by skipness1E
Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Non photographed airliners?
Replies: 35
Views: 5764

Non photographed airliners?

When was the last Western built airliner, for which no photographic record exists of the airframe? I don’t mean as a type, I mean as a particular airframe. What year can we get back to where an aircraft was built and no public photo exists?

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by skipness1E
Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am - new/modified livery at the end?
Replies: 20
Views: 5245

Re: Pan Am - new/modified livery at the end?

One of the major things that showed Pan Am had no clear strategy was the livery was inconsistent for decades. Titles became bigger, fonts were changed, names were swapped frequently. Nothing was consistent.

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by skipness1E
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Officially Retires the 767
Replies: 68
Views: 13729

Re: Air Canada Officially Retires the 767

Sorry just to be clear, has Air Canada Rouge retired their fleet of 25 B763s? No return to transatlantic leisure is envisaged?

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by skipness1E
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Czech Airlines returning to LHR
Replies: 29
Views: 5990

Re: Czech Airlines returning to LHR

It’s the old flight numbers too!

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by skipness1E
Tue May 26, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 200
Views: 51660

Re: Updated :Norwegian Bankruptcy

Norwegian still 30% cheaper than AF-KLM :) They have tremendous growth opportunities as it is easy to grow from current 7 aircraft. Just imagine how much Norwegian will be worth when they start flying double digits of aircraft and enter international markets outside Norway as they hope to do someti...

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by skipness1E
Sun May 24, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways to take delivery of first 787-10 arriving at LHR around 8am on 21 May 2020
Replies: 90
Views: 19314

Re: British Airways to take delivery of first 787-10 arriving at LHR around 8am on 21 May 2020

DrPaul wrote:
skipness1E wrote:
LGW gets no capital investment in new aircraft. Since the based B732 fleet in the 1980s, they have taken on delivery one single new build Dan Air ordered B734 in 1993 (G-BUHK)...


Dan Air ordered a new aeroplane? I find that hard to believe!

I apologise, it was leased from ILFC.

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by skipness1E
Fri May 22, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways route updates
Replies: 151
Views: 31529

Re: BA cancels LHR-CHS for rest of 2020

You’ll be surprised how much of a return to normal we’ll see by October I think. I think you need to remember the furlough scheme ends in Oct and many of those on it become unemployed the next day. The Chancellor said last week we are heading for the biggest recession in living memory. So, no, the ...

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by skipness1E
Fri May 22, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways route updates
Replies: 151
Views: 31529

Re: BA cancels LHR-CHS for rest of 2020

The thing is though, BA will have to bring back the majority of its route network because after October it will be required to fill all it’s slots again at Heathrow. Unless they plan on running more shorthaul flights. It’s surely more likely that the “use it or lose it” rule won’t be enforced until...

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by skipness1E
Fri May 22, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways route updates
Replies: 151
Views: 31529

Re: BA cancels LHR-CHS for rest of 2020

The thing is though, BA will have to bring back the majority of its route network because after October it will be required to fill all it’s slots again at Heathrow. Unless they plan on running more shorthaul flights. It’s surely more likely that the “use it or lose it” rule won’t be enforced until...

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by skipness1E
Thu May 21, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: All OW carriers to move T5 LHR
Replies: 38
Views: 7669

Re: Rumor: All OW carriers to move T5 LHR

Heard this morning that the shuffle at LHR will continue as ALL OW carriers will move to T5 in LHR next month. With the drop in flights for the long term this would make sense to me. I agree, would make sense to me. Where did you hear this from?? The drop in flights for the long term? How long? Cos...

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by skipness1E
Thu May 21, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways to take delivery of first 787-10 arriving at LHR around 8am on 21 May 2020
Replies: 90
Views: 19314

Re: British Airways to take delivery of first 787-10 arriving at LHR around 8am on 21 May 2020

Not sure the big fuss over these Gatwick planes being second hand. In the case of the 777’s they had a higher standard interior than much of the LHR fleet for a period of time. The 777s aren’t second hand. It’s not a fuss, it’s more the case that LGW’s ROI vs LHR was inferior and so capital spendin...

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by skipness1E
Wed May 20, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways to take delivery of first 787-10 arriving at LHR around 8am on 21 May 2020
Replies: 90
Views: 19314

Re: British Airways to take delivery of first 787-10 arriving at LHR around 8am on 21 May 2020

Not sure the big fuss over these Gatwick planes being second hand. In the case of the 777’s they had a higher standard interior than much of the LHR fleet for a period of time. The 777s aren’t second hand. It’s not a fuss, it’s more the case that LGW’s ROI vs LHR was inferior and so capital spendin...

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by skipness1E
Wed May 20, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: All OW carriers to move T5 LHR
Replies: 38
Views: 7669

Re: Rumor: All OW carriers to move T5 LHR

Heard this morning that the shuffle at LHR will continue as ALL OW carriers will move to T5 in LHR next month. With the drop in flights for the long term this would make sense to me. Your last sentence is wrong. Yes, it kinda makes some sense at the minute, however if we’re in recovery mode next su...

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