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by skipness1E
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British airways / LHR to JFK in the 70s
Replies: 25
Views: 3070

Re: British airways / LHR to JFK in the 70s

The flights from MAN-JFK went B747 and L1011, PIK never saw regular TriStars. BA stopped flying from PIK sometime in the 80s. when the boundary forcing TATL operations from Scotland to use PIK was removed in the early 90s, BA reprieved the Scotland-JFK route from 20 miles up the road at GLA with an...

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by skipness1E
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British airways / LHR to JFK in the 70s
Replies: 25
Views: 3070

Re: British airways / LHR to JFK in the 70s

The flights from MAN-JFK went B747 and L1011, PIK never saw regular TriStars.

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by skipness1E
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA New Livery?
Replies: 15
Views: 2959

Re: BA New Livery?

BlueSky1976 wrote:
ikolkyo wrote:
Hopefully not, that livery is timeless it feels like.


"Hold my beer" - signed: Landor

Landor screams 1980s, it beautiful in sunlight but it’s not timeless, it’s clearly of it’s time IMHO.

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by skipness1E
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA New Livery?
Replies: 15
Views: 2959

Re: BA New Livery?

The colour palette was reviewed to brilliant white a few years back, the whole fleet has only flown the Chatham logo for about 14 years, the first 8 years of the brand had the world tails.
Careful what you wish for, if IAG have any say it’ll just be the IB/EI look in red, white and blue.

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by skipness1E
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Emirates begins A380 retirements to support in-service fleet
Replies: 102
Views: 20386

Re: ​Emirates begins A380 retirements to support in-service fleet

They won’t have too many cycles at six years old..........

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by skipness1E
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Emirates begins A380 retirements to support in-service fleet
Replies: 102
Views: 20386

Re: ​Emirates begins A380 retirements to support in-service fleet

A6-EEK is leased from Doric, thought it was the owned ones that were being parked?

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by skipness1E
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am and the 747-400
Replies: 105
Views: 14293

Re: Pan Am and the 747-400

PanAm being first to market with the original B747-100 didn’t help. They were saddled with a large fleet of restrictive early builds whereas the Singapores and Cathays of the world bought the more advanced B747-200. Even the Eurolegacies went -100, -200 to -400, Pan Am only ever bought new passenger...

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by skipness1E
Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which London Airport Should JetBlue Pick to Launch Service
Replies: 130
Views: 14911

Re: Which London Airport Should JetBlue Pick to Launch Service

chunhimlai wrote:
They should purchase an UK airline and rebrand as Jetblue Europe
And start their business to Europe

Based on the assumption their new UK hub should be either MAN or new airport in Scotland which replace both EDI and GLA

What are you smoking fella?

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by skipness1E
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inference: BA may acquire 6 x A380 ex-LH
Replies: 70
Views: 24162

Re: Inference: BA may acquire 6 x A380 ex-LH

A380 also works well on routes between airports that are not particularly slot constrained but require high number of premium seats at a particular time. They also work well for city pairs where there is limited demand for frequency due to time zone difference combined with travel time. LHR-HKG and...

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by skipness1E
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Norwegian offers bondholders security (LGW slots) in exchange for amended bond maturities
Replies: 138
Views: 4527

Re: Norwegian Air Fights for Survival

IAG reckon that the High Density BA 777 operation has lower costs than Norwegians 787s. BA have made huge efforts to reduce costs. They no longer self-handle at LGW (after the contractor went bust it’s now an IAG company), the cabin crew are paid market rates and the aircraft are paid-off. Sounds p...

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by skipness1E
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Heathrow (LHR) 2019 New Routes
Replies: 247
Views: 57768

Re: London Heathrow (LHR) 2019 New Routes

IBA eye-gouges on routes out of LHR once the competition leaves, LHR-GLA dropped frequency and prices bounced upwards once bmi gave it up, the consumer loses! Options like CDG, AMS, FRA, MUC at least have alliance competition, MAD and DUB are IAG stitch ups, in previous years they would have been ca...

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by skipness1E
Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Heathrow (LHR) 2019 New Routes
Replies: 247
Views: 57768

Re: London Heathrow (LHR) 2019 New Routes

So BA get a Berlin monopoly? Ouch!
Btw it’s pedantic but surely flybe feed VS/DL, not vice versa.
Good news on DEN-LHR!

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by skipness1E
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Heathrow (LHR) 2019 New Routes
Replies: 247
Views: 57768

Re: London Heathrow (LHR) 2019 New Routes

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by skipness1E
Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer
Replies: 297
Views: 55594

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

The talks of dropping the BA name all together are becoming stronger within the staff community at BACF. If this is the case the seat rule would be dropped and they can ship in some A220s. I’d imagine the leisure market would greatly expand if this happened, the sun routes seem to be doing quite we...

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by skipness1E
Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Heathrow (LHR) 2019 New Routes
Replies: 247
Views: 57768

Re: London Heathrow (LHR) 2019 New Routes

Seems barking, if LHR-JFK is the highest revenue route on Earth and Virgin drop two rotations to feed a Cuba flight from the Isle of Man on a Q400. Frequency is meant to be all important going West in this market.

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by skipness1E
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways 747 Seattle route
Replies: 11
Views: 3316

Re: British Airways 747 Seattle route

Moving to T3 isn’t down to yields, MIA is thrice daily from there and YVR with an A380 offering F ain’t “low yielding”. It’s a mix of space and connections mix.

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by skipness1E
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Alex Cruz & Klaus Goresch leaving BA
Replies: 93
Views: 15170

Re: Rumour: Alex Cruz & Klaus Goresch leaving BA

Maybe they will be back to British airways and serving the whole uk and not Just London, here is hoping. Well aside from London there's ABZ, INV, EDI, GLA, NCL, LBA and MAN on mainline LHR, add in JER from LGW and IOM from LCY. Perhaps you meant they should fly VC10s from Prestwick again, or A319 o...

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by skipness1E
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA pilots call off strike on September 27th, 2019
Replies: 132
Views: 18940

Re: BA pilots to strike, 9-10 27 September.

Rumours tonight that CEO Alex Cruz and COO Klaus Goresch have left the business. Dare I hope?

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by skipness1E
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer
Replies: 297
Views: 55594

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

The bulk of the non LCY will be canned sharpish if the curfew is removed.

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by skipness1E
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Indonesia signs LOI for 4 A330-800's
Replies: 36
Views: 7748

Re: Garuda Indonesia signs LOI for 4 A330-800's

LHR is now an A332 from Medan(!) the B77W was too big by some way.

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by skipness1E
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China launching Gatwick to Shanghai
Replies: 12
Views: 2500

Re: Air China launching Gatwick to Shanghai

Air China has been effective in getting LHR slots. The LGW-PEK was moved as was the replacement LGW-CTU, and a third LHR-PEK was launched. Can’t see this one being at Gatters for too long.

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by skipness1E
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs
Replies: 133
Views: 14263

Re: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs

For example, without VS, DL would not even be at 10 daily flights out of LHR, or even in GLA, or EDI. Not convinced that Virgin Atlantic has got anything to with BOS-EDI/JFK or JFK-GLA aside from a codeshare? There is no feed or common ground handling arrangement between the two, nothing I can see ...

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by skipness1E
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Heathrow (LHR) 2019 New Routes
Replies: 247
Views: 57768

Re: London Heathrow (LHR) 2019 New Routes

What’s the reason for the HAV flight moving to LHR? Seems odd a 2 x weekly flight O & D would be based out of LHR over LGW? Especially as LGW has all the other Caribbean flights. Agreed, it used to make some sense having LGW play to it's strengths of UK based p2p leisure for VS with a new-ish s...

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by skipness1E
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Heathrow (LHR) 2019 New Routes
Replies: 247
Views: 57768

Re: London Heathrow (LHR) 2019 New Routes

In the low season, VS did have a habit of combining flights to Vegas to do LGW-MAN-LAS when the loads were light. Not sure this was ever common, any LGW bound US pax would have had to get off and reclear security at MAN. Why would they have to reclear security? They go through security and any USA ...

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by skipness1E
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to Gatwick again
Replies: 17
Views: 2646

Re: Delta to Gatwick again

Sounds a lot like she's trying to overstate the importance of her position tbh. Delta are handled by third parties in Europe with only a small handful of their own staff at the larger stations. Virgin will be looking after the overwing with whoever currently handles VS at Gatters the below wing, it'...

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by skipness1E
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Heathrow (LHR) 2019 New Routes
Replies: 247
Views: 57768

Re: London Heathrow (LHR) 2019 New Routes

VS already does las vegas (VS 155/156): so what is new here? or is it going from seasonal to year round ? VS transferred Las Vegas from LGW to LHR in February 2019. It was previously year round from LGW and not seasonal, it is still year round now that's it at LHR, it's flown by the B789. As far as...

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by skipness1E
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 30 years ago, Flying Tigers was merged into Federal Express
Replies: 35
Views: 4989

Re: 30 years ago, Flying Tigers was merged into Federal Express

That's pocket change compared to the value of all the traffic rights FX gained, which also included valuable LHR slots. Whatever happened to those LHR slots? FX must have given them up long long ago, they use STN now. FedEx have used Stansted for years, it was their UK port long before the merger.

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by skipness1E
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Future Fleet Matrix for LHR, LGW, and MAN
Replies: 31
Views: 7587

Re: Virgin Atlantic Future Fleet Matrix for LHR, LGW, and MAN

Worth pointing out that even with 14 daily B777s to fill, BA won't actively feed LGW from domestics. The weekend domestic schedule is distinctly sub optimal for connections and MAN-LGW was dropped entirely, as was NCL and ABZ.

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by skipness1E
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest---a question of privacy
Replies: 27
Views: 3073

Re: Southwest---a question of privacy

A flight number isn’t considered PII. A record locator could be, however, which is why airlines engaging with customers via social media will insist those be shared via DM only. A flight number tells you exactly when and where to find a specific person though. And that was announced publicly. When ...

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by skipness1E
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 747 Max Altitude Changes
Replies: 29
Views: 4171

Re: New queen v old queen max alt

Are you sure about that?

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by skipness1E
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: So there has been a 747-100 with four GEs after all...
Replies: 32
Views: 10107

Re: So there has been a 747-100 with four GEs after all...

How many other PW aircraft were re-engined to the -70A? I remember the sound being quite different.

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by skipness1E
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 SIA A380s currently at LHR
Replies: 10
Views: 3644

Re: 2 SIA A380s currently at LHR

Summer upgauge on the SQ306 / 305 which is a B77W outwith peak summer, started last year from memory.

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by skipness1E
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: So there has been a 747-100 with four GEs after all...
Replies: 32
Views: 10107

Re: So there has been a 747-100 with four GEs after all...

Was the B747 prototype ever repainted in it’s whole flying career?

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by skipness1E
Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019
Replies: 142
Views: 19495

Re: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019

PlaneMad134 wrote:
Most of the passengers will be connecting, although a small amount are tourists from wherever the flight originates and of course Scotland.

Given BOS, albeit a focus city is NOT a Delta hub, isn''t Boston stronger on point to point? That was part of the rationale for the route I understand.

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by skipness1E
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 508
Views: 96187

Re: Rumor: American to make huge announcement

LHR-JFK moving to LHR T5 might be in there somewhere?

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by skipness1E
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport before boarding US flight
Replies: 135
Views: 23778

Re: United pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport before boarding US flight

I think the blood test is needed to calculate the alcohol level for this sort of offence. The FO may have been over the limit but the tech may not be accurate enough to confirm by how much? Or breathylser was enough to be nicked on suspicion but blood test showed just on the limit.

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by skipness1E
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA and AF Concorde 25th anniversary plans?
Replies: 11
Views: 1967

Re: BA and AF Concorde 25th anniversary plans?

If this is what retirement does to you, I am going to work til I die :(

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by skipness1E
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to YYZ -- Why the Decline
Replies: 33
Views: 8501

Re: BA to YYZ -- Why the Decline

Worldways certainly flew BFS-YYZ, WB964 / 965 from memory (!)
Transat also served the route.

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by skipness1E
Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LCY / Hard Brexit consequences
Replies: 70
Views: 9722

Re: LCY / Hard Brexit consequences

FluidFlow wrote:
UK joining Shengen and FOM would be an easy solution.

Easy in what way?
There is no democractic legtimacy for the UK joining the Schengen zone, none at all

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by skipness1E
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LCY / Hard Brexit consequences
Replies: 70
Views: 9722

Re: LCY / Hard Brexit consequences

someone forgetting that the royal family are effectively germans... UK Heritage is far more tied to North American Heritage than it is to Continental Europe. How long does someone have to be living in a country before people stop saying things like this? Is Leo Varadkar “effectively Indian”? No, of...

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by skipness1E
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Practices Sustainable?
Replies: 148
Views: 15100

Re: WN Practices Sustainable?

Am I missing a reason their decades of consistent profits do not speak for themselves? Indeed they're profitable, however they're failing to see the difference between profit and more profit. Southwest chases profit, but they don't chase more profit. There are so many things they can make extra mon...

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by skipness1E
Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MOL warns of UK base closures and cuts in the coming week's
Replies: 81
Views: 16496

Re: MOL warns of UK base closures and cuts in the coming week's

Ryanair planes is the UK fly under the British Ryanair UK AOC under G-XXXX registrations. Relocating those frames should take place only within UK bases or they would need to be tranasfered to another airline within the group. They have one single G- B737 as I type this, the rest are on the Irish F...

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by skipness1E
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MOL warns of UK base closures and cuts in the coming week's
Replies: 81
Views: 16496

Re: MOL warns of UK base closures and cuts in the coming week's

Could a consolidation of PIK and GLA happen? It seems strange to offer different flights from the two, not putting options for both airports. They play one off the other, GLA won't offer them a cheap enough deal so they still fly from PIK who have no choice but to take what they can get. There is a...

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by skipness1E
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA move to T5 in LHR?
Replies: 72
Views: 11748

Re: AA move to T5 in LHR?

Christmas Day 2008 I was flying to NRT and saw a line up of BA B744s on 518, 516 and 514, never seen it since alas, as the latter two take up 2 A320 stands for one heavy

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by skipness1E
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MOL warns of UK base closures and cuts in the coming week's
Replies: 81
Views: 16496

Re: MOL warns of UK base closures and cuts in the coming week's

Weaker pound also means inbound tourism should be stronger mind, every cloud has a silver lining

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by skipness1E
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic to cancel St Lucia
Replies: 42
Views: 11034

Re: Virgin Atlantic to cancel St Lucia

There comes a point where you can make the case for consolidating London ops at Heathrow. Seems mad they've let LGW go so far, the impact of Norwegian can't have helped. They used to have 6-7 daily B744s out of the South Terminal in summer peak, now it's often second hand A332s on a much diminished ...

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by skipness1E
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA move to T5 in LHR?
Replies: 72
Views: 11748

Re: AA move to T5 in LHR?

TUGMASTER wrote:
Apologies...
Menzies will Not be in T5

Possible scenario will be similar to when Menzies towed the BD A32X’s..... they only took it to the 590’s stands , BA then picked up the aircraft from there, and took to T5 gates.

Blimey that's interesting! Never knew it got that complex.....

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by skipness1E
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA move to T5 in LHR?
Replies: 72
Views: 11748

Re: AA move to T5 in LHR?

So are Menzies planned to handle American in T5, BA or will their own ops still do above wing? AA’s JFK only needs one on stand at any one time and there’s often an American B777 on the remote 580s or 590s so not far to tow. In fairness T3 has some quiet periods so room for some more BA heavies, won...

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by skipness1E
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United B763 Windows Blocked
Replies: 1
Views: 1645

United B763 Windows Blocked

Three or four rows from the back in economy, one window is blocked. Why?

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by skipness1E
Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA using remote gates
Replies: 31
Views: 6969

Re: BA using remote gates

Sorry if this is irrelevant but it does make me wonder why BA107 to DXB always uses Gate A10 at T5. I always choose this flight whenever I go to Dubai and Gate A10 has always been used. BA Mid and Long haul are normally using B and C gates at T5. Must just be bad luck. Today's BA107 went from B35 a...

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