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by skipness1E
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 78
Views: 13464

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

A brand refresh is not the same as a rebrand though. Air France and Lufthansa have had a brand refresh with the basics remarkably similar.

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by skipness1E
Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 78
Views: 13464

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

The world tails in branding terms were meaningless. Saw a BA 77W on the next gate as I arrived BKK-HKG yesterday, made me smile, my country’s flag, a piece of home. The Masanabo African art never had that effect. Ayling’s 1997 relaunch was a globalist one, he saw the world, as do many people in powe...

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by skipness1E
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 78
Views: 13464

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

Where did we get the “BA also rebranding” soon from? Link please?
Btw have IAG switched a single in-service aircraft between BA/IB/EI? Aer Lingus had some IB A319s but that was pre buyout.

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by skipness1E
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA commencing LHR-KIX in 2019 Spring
Replies: 39
Views: 8689

Re: BA commencing LHR-KIX in 2019 Spring

Both ANA and JAL flew to LHR from Osaka using various versions of the 747. I recall these flights from timetables I had of these airlines, and loads more of other airlines from around the world, but dumped them when I did my house move in 2005. :banghead: So with ANA only ever having one slot pair,...

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by skipness1E
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA commencing LHR-KIX in 2019 Spring
Replies: 39
Views: 8689

Re: BA commencing LHR-KIX in 2019 Spring

JAL also used to operate a daily KIX-LHR. Clearly this isn't an easy route to make money. And ANA as well , As I said before the Japanese economic stagnation did in the Japanese - Europe travel flows for many many years. Not sure about this, think ANA only ever flew Tokyo-LHR but stand to be correc...

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by skipness1E
Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no Virgin Atlantic / SAS service to Canada?
Replies: 25
Views: 4387

Re: Why no Virgin Atlantic / SAS service to Canada?

It was the failure of YYZ in, of all years, 2001 that burst the Virgin bubble of picking a top BA destination and stealing traffic based on quality of service and price. With ORD not working in the same way and YVR being little better than YYZ, it was time for VS to change strategy to Delta UK, and ...

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by skipness1E
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA commencing LHR-KIX in 2019 Spring
Replies: 39
Views: 8689

Re: BA commencing LHR-KIX in 2019 Spring

Sorry but “diversyfying” and “thinking outside the box” are meaningless cliches. They send the long haul fleet from a slot constrained airport to where it can make the most money, i.e. a JV destination with strong US feed. That’s the most bang they get for their buck. As for going back to Osaka, it’...

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by skipness1E
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA commencing LHR-KIX in 2019 Spring
Replies: 39
Views: 8689

Re: BA commencing LHR-KIX in 2019 Spring

Used to be BA005/006 and BA007/008 to NRT with a daily OSA as well. Did BA ever serve KIX? Good to see them back in the market

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by skipness1E
Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Thai have so many stored aircraft ?
Replies: 14
Views: 5273

Re: Why does Thai have so many stored aircraft ?

Where exactly ARE the stored A345/A346s? Not at BKK, DMK perhaps?

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by skipness1E
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Stansted aims to secure flights to 25 long haul destinations over the next 5 years
Replies: 52
Views: 7545

Re: London Stansted aims to secure flights to 25 long haul destinations over the next 5 years

Existing facilities are maxed out. Departure lounge is full, restaurants queued out stopping people getting past and the longest of the longest walks through shops of any airport ever. We all know retail is important but MAG have made STN a nightmare for frequent fliers. Cheap, nasty and nowhere to ...

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by skipness1E
Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How will BA expand?
Replies: 37
Views: 5689

Re: How will BA expand?

And yet Iberia are worse on short haul and have never been in better shape or been bigger feeding their long haul. Aer Lingus also seem to do well feeding DUB using Stobart ATR72s as well as A320s using the IAG BoB offering.

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by skipness1E
Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How will BA expand?
Replies: 37
Views: 5689

Re: How will BA expand?

And yet Iberia are worse on short haul and have never been in better shape or been bigger on long haul. Aer Lingus also seem to well feeding DUB using Stobart ATR72s as well as A320s using the IAG BoB offering.

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by skipness1E
Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A320neo registrations
Replies: 33
Views: 4278

Re: BA A320neo registrations

Yes and since G-BUSA was n/a G-BRSA became G-BUSB and so on...

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by skipness1E
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A320neo registrations
Replies: 33
Views: 4278

Re: BA A320neo registrations

Wasn’t it the Guild of British Travel Agents for G-GBTA? Great thread.

Anyone know where BMI (now BA so on topic!) got G-DBC*’from?

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by skipness1E
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin 744 slide deployment @ MAN
Replies: 24
Views: 6046

Re: Virgin 744 slide deployment @ MAN

XAM2175 wrote:
strfyr51 wrote:
the upper Deck door is a Split hinged door where the upper door can open while the lower stays shut.


Uh... it's not, actually.


I have seen the split door as descibed I am sure!!!

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by skipness1E
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin 744 slide deployment @ MAN
Replies: 24
Views: 6046

Re: Virgin 744 slide deployment @ MAN

How fast would my granny be going my the time she hit the concrete if she went down that angled slide? I always remember the amount of broken ankles on the Gimley Glider incident as they evacuated via the rear slides with a collapsed nose wheel. Result was people arriving on the concrete with danger...

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by skipness1E
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian reports strong passenger growth and high load factors in August
Replies: 68
Views: 6200

Re: Norwegian reports strong passenger growth and high load factors in August

LGW-SIN is being dropped, no surprise as fares remained dirt cheap sadly.

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by skipness1E
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe reveals updated livery
Replies: 77
Views: 10956

Re: Flybe reveals updated livery

It’s basically the Eastern livery, which as a franchisee seems to explain why only one carried flybe colours....

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by skipness1E
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe reveals updated livery
Replies: 77
Views: 10956

Re: Flybe New Livery??

Maybe even a name change. You know what they are like! On the other hand, it does proove they aren't completely run by accountants.. Accountants don’t run the business. The finance team has controls and the accountants report on the success or otherwise of targets, BUT they don’t set strategy or de...

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by skipness1E
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera with TATL from FRA and TXL
Replies: 54
Views: 7384

Re: Primera with TATL from Berlin Tegel

So why A321NEOs AND B737 MAX? Whyyyyyy?

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by skipness1E
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has WestJet lost its way?
Replies: 53
Views: 10467

Re: Has WestJet lost its way?

They didn't lose their way, they found a new way. One that suits them better, makes more profit, etc. They're not an LCC anymore, they're a respectable full-service airline. They're growing towards a SkyTeam membership with joint ventures with Delta, AeroMexico and Air France-KLM. Swoop basically i...

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by skipness1E
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus partner with Cityjet for LCY
Replies: 46
Views: 4424

Re: Aer Lingus partner with Cityjet for LCY

Impressive, but efficient and/or necessary?. Not different than BA and EI on DUB-LHR and IAG seems to be happy with that. Now IAG will have a monopoly on LHR/LCY-DUB which is a 2.2m pax p.a. market. Better than having to waste resources on competing with Cityjet. The only London-competition is now ...

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by skipness1E
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon
Replies: 218
Views: 43412

Re: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon

Their fleet planning is so strange to me. Given the constraints on LHR, you'd think the 779/78J/789 combo would make the most sense. Yet that 35K order is there with the 788s going to LGW. I would think IAG would send all A350s to IB. Really curious what they do with EI. Do they get 339s? Or does E...

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by skipness1E
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas PER-LHR reporting extremely high load factors, now QF’s most profitable route
Replies: 145
Views: 27190

Re: Qantas PER-LHR reporting extremely high load factors, now QF’s most profitable route

Arion640 wrote:
AECM wrote:
lhrsfosyd wrote:
Maybe second daily could work?

PER-LHR 2340-1000 +1
LHR-PER 2115-2100 +1


10h00 is a busy time at LHR and after such a long route holding patterns is not a good thing


Yes it is. At around 5am when QF9 comes in it’s usually one of the first, with dual runway landings.

Single runway ops til 6am

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by skipness1E
Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda shutter LHR
Replies: 61
Views: 13583

Re: Garuda shutter LHR

This is barely a B788 route if operated daily or maybe 5 x weekly. Some airlines fly the flag better than others, sadly CGK was not to be. Actually operating via SIN on the inbound for so long didn’t help. Were they leasing slots from KLM?

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by skipness1E
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA1/2 (LCY-SNN-JFK-LCY) Quietly Cancelled?
Replies: 48
Views: 12597

Re: BA1/2 (LCY-SNN-JFK-LCY) Quietly Cancelled?

Hey guys, This flight is absolutely top of my aviation bucket list : I love using LCY and have never flown On an A318. I just have to get from Sydney first....d'oh! Cheers, Bunumuring I fly out of LCY a lot an a A318 is a slightly smaller A319. Air France operate them into LHR all the time, they're...

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by skipness1E
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada prepares Rouge for ULCC competition
Replies: 55
Views: 8498

Re: Air Canada prepares Rouge for ULCC competition

I think the issue is they want a seperate AOC for Rouge to keep them at arms length in an attempt to control costs. From a branding perspective, much of the signage in the airport is AIR CANADA and only the gate screens have any mention of Rouge. AC flight number, AC airport branding, AC synergies, ...

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by skipness1E
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Non-US BA Longhaul Destination?
Replies: 97
Views: 10593

Re: Next Non-US BA Longhaul Destination?

I was just looking at their route map the other day on my LHR-AMS flight, and it's always a shock to see how few long haul destinations BA serves outside North America. Even many former colonies aren't served. AF does a much better job covering those. BA are consistently profitable and focused on N...

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by skipness1E
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is BRU so underserved to major US hubs?
Replies: 98
Views: 11293

Re: Why is BRU so underserved to major US hubs?

SpaceshipDC10 wrote:
skipness1E wrote:
Mainly because it's in Belgium....


What's your point?

That it has a fraction of the inbound tourist pull of the other major European hubs of Paris, London and Amsterdam (not Frankfurt, it's not really on anyone's bucket list)

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by skipness1E
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is BRU so underserved to major US hubs?
Replies: 98
Views: 11293

Re: Why is BRU so underserved to major US hubs?

Mainly because it's in Belgium....

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by skipness1E
Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Current Status of LHR Terminals 1, 2, 3, and 4?
Replies: 48
Views: 6675

Re: Current Status of LHR Terminals 1, 2, 3, and 4?

I always wonder if EI would come over to T5 before AA. However, I did hear once IAG like keeping Aer Lingus in T2 to have some influence of what goes on over there. Why isn’t all of BA and AA in T5? Do they have plans to co-locate eventually? There just simply isn’t the room at T5. Most of BA’s low...

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by skipness1E
Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could BMI have survived?
Replies: 53
Views: 7930

Re: Could BMI have survived?

British Midland beat BA on service, that was their USP. Nowadays not enough % of the overall market will pay for frills. Even at the end, the question was, “What was the actual point of FR!”

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by skipness1E
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could BMI have survived?
Replies: 53
Views: 7930

Re: Could BMI have survived?

Themotionman wrote:
flyingphil wrote:

Flew with them a few times, including an Embraer 135 from Edinburgh to Heathrow.. cant imagine that was a profitable flight.


Definitely not from LHR on an ERJ135


Flew LHR-MAN on an ERJ-135 a couple of times, am sure they would have done EDI too.

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by skipness1E
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could BMI have survived?
Replies: 53
Views: 7930

Re: Could BMI have survived?

BMI DID open a long haul operation out of MAN. The new A332s ordered for LHR were redeployed to MAN when Open Skies was delayed. They opened up MAN-IAD and MAN-ORD in partenership with United with new metal and quickly dug deeply into American's market share. They also opened up long haul leisure wi...

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by skipness1E
Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGW & Europe
Replies: 22
Views: 4274

Re: LGW & Europe

London City is of course not in the City, but is in the city. Honestly. It’s how we roll....

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by skipness1E
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AM to move their AMS flights to EIN because of sponsorship?
Replies: 7
Views: 1926

Re: AM to move their AMS flights to EIN because of sponsorship?

I have no words (....he lied)

You win the internet for today

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by skipness1E
Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Telegraph article: "Is this the beginning of the end for the world's biggest passenger plane?" (=A380)
Replies: 61
Views: 16158

Re: The end of the A380?

My thoughts? It’s groundhog day, we don’t need yet another thread on a topic rivalling “Should Boeing still build 757s?” Responding to clickbait is always a bad idea. (Yup, did it myself right there!)

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by skipness1E
Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is Flybe doing at Heathrow?
Replies: 26
Views: 5239

Re: How is Flybe doing at Heathrow?

They're also the only airline at Heathrow using remote stands for every flight, so every single flight is BUSSED.

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by skipness1E
Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 737 MAX to Heathrow
Replies: 38
Views: 13001

Re: Air Canada 737 MAX to Heathrow

The Air Canada A319 is out of place in that it is the only A319 on the north atlantic out of LHR. The LHR FB group got almost weekly “Why is there an Air Canada A319 in?”

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by skipness1E
Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded
Replies: 391
Views: 66378

Re: Monarch in trouble (again)...?

Monarch doesn’t have gates, it has slots.

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by skipness1E
Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded
Replies: 391
Views: 66378

Re: Monarch in trouble (again)...?

@markie73 why bid for MON? If they go under, those customers will still come to you without the need to worry about a loss making subsidiary.

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by skipness1E
Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DI (Norwegian UK) begins LGW-SIN
Replies: 75
Views: 14982

Re: DI (Norwegian UK) begins LGW-SIN

The point about skirting labour laws is a fair one, Norwegian behave just like Ryanair. To me, if it’s too good to be true it probably is. There is a degree of smoke and mirrors here which is less than helpful IMHO.

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by skipness1E
Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DI (Norwegian UK) begins LGW-SIN
Replies: 75
Views: 14982

Re: DI (Norwegian UK) begins LGW-SIN

Do Norwegian Long Haul actually use “NorStar”? Callsign has been “NorShuttle” til now.

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by skipness1E
Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DI (Norwegian UK) begins LGW-SIN
Replies: 75
Views: 14982

Re: DI (Norwegian UK) begins LGW-SIN

The three letter codes tell you the operator.
DY NAX "NorShuttle" LN- short and long haul ops.
D8 NRS "NorTrans" EI- short haul ops
DY NRS "NorWorld"? Is that last one correct? to be G- short and long haul ops

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by skipness1E
Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCO-LHR: What is VS's plan after the 747's retire?
Replies: 45
Views: 6774

Re: MCO-LHR: What is VS's plan after the 747's retire?

What day is LHR-BGI on?

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by skipness1E
Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCO-LHR: What is VS's plan after the 747's retire?
Replies: 45
Views: 6774

Re: MCO-LHR: What is VS's plan after the 747's retire?

Is Manchester a Pilot base for the B744 and A330? Both fleets?

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by skipness1E
Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCO-LHR: What is VS's plan after the 747's retire?
Replies: 45
Views: 6774

Re: MCO-LHR: What is VS's plan after the 747's retire?

Virgin's London operation is split between the "Beach Fleet" at Gatwick serving Florida and the Caribbean in mainly the leisure market and Heathrow, serving everywhere else. They looked at moving Bridgetown to LHR a while back but it went back to LGW and the spit remains. The plan is to re...

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by skipness1E
Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Approves Norwegian Air UK permits
Replies: 39
Views: 3245

Re: Norwegian's UK subsidiary given final approval by U.S. Department of Transportation for transatlantic operations

So the G- B789s will no longer fly under the "NorShuttle" callsign?

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by skipness1E
Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ( Rumour ) Norwegian considering buying Monarch
Replies: 29
Views: 4227

Re: ( Rumour ) Norwegian considering buying Monarch

Yup, bring handling in house then buy Monarch. No wonder the CFO fled. Everyone knows Ryanair would leave you abandoned at the drop of a hat, the current screw up will be history if not forgotten soon enough but Norwegian's business, IMHO, is a bubble waiting to pop!

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