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by APYu
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA pilots to strike, 9-10 27 September.
Replies: 23
Views: 3850

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

jomur wrote:
but most of those on there are work related travel and don't pay for their own travel and an easily change their plans at the last minute by switching to other airlines.


These are the most profitable passengers though so even if you don’t care for them BA certainly will.

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by APYu
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow-JFK is the world's only billion-dollar airline route.
Replies: 51
Views: 10396

Re: Heathrow-JFK is the world's only billion-dollar airline route.

If BA’s most lucrative route is JFK, why the don’t operate their newest airplanes on it !! The A388 can't fit at T7 or T8 (where BA will move soon). The A35K doesn't have F, and so that's out, while the B789, which does have F, has too few J seats. The B77W does occasionally come to JFK. I do expec...

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by APYu
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1493
Views: 272579

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

BA will have no interest in LHR-SYD non stop. Theyd make more money doing two / three trips over the atlantic in that time.

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by APYu
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to Gatwick again
Replies: 18
Views: 2616

Re: Delta to Gatwick again

Max Q wrote:
Can’t post it but I see Dl will be operating a
757 service from BOS to LGW in the fall


Smart move

Fall? Its starting in May, so will probably be gone by the fall

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by APYu
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA move to T5 in LHR?
Replies: 72
Views: 11621

Re: AA move to T5 in LHR?

Not sure how they could just move the JFK flights without encountering some significant operational pain (and therefore cost). Theres around a 50% chance an AA outbound to JFK actually arrived from JFK. Whilst it might please AA to move into T5, BA would have to move more flights out to make room th...

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by APYu
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA pilots to strike over the summer?
Replies: 51
Views: 6867

Re: BA pilots to strike over the summer?

To add balance, I suggest that other Anetters look at the other working groups at BA who have already accepted a very similar deal to that offered to the pilots. I may be wrong but I think that all the other working groups have voted to accept their similar deals. This is incorrect. The other union...

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by APYu
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A350-1000 with No First Class
Replies: 94
Views: 31195

Re: British Airways A350-1000 with No First Class

What a beauty I have a hard time deciding if I like the longer variants (351, 781) over the baseline variants (359, 789). I guess I'll go with "size matters!". You’ll prefer the shorter aircraft if you’re on BA flight at the back of the new ultra long Club cabin (A351) waiting for a hand ...

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by APYu
Mon May 27, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How do airlines rebook pax on canceled sold out flights?
Replies: 14
Views: 2181

Re: How do airlines rebook pax on canceled sold out flights?

The OP's hypothetical is specific enough that he knows the answer yet chooses to dance around it: the cancelling carrier wouldn't accommodate - it would just process a bunch of refunds, as permitted under U.S. law. Lucky it’s a US carrier. An EU one would have to offer refunds but if the pax wants ...

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by APYu
Sun May 26, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How do airlines rebook pax on canceled sold out flights?
Replies: 14
Views: 2181

Re: How do airlines rebook pax on canceled sold out flights?

That competition doesn’t last two weeks! They could lease the flight out or transport them via method other than air. Remember too that some of the 280 will choose not to travel, or rebook to other dates. Some will choose an offer if a flight to a different destination. You rarely have to rebook eve...

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by APYu
Thu May 16, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does BA (and others) decide to use 20+ year old planes on specific popular routes?
Replies: 103
Views: 22481

Re: Why does BA (and others) decide to use 20+ year old planes on specific popular routes?

On highly competitive routes you need every edge you can get. The latest most comfortable aircraft can give you that edge. This is an interesting and sensible point. Though isn't somewhere like UK - UAE / Middle East considered competitive? Old 777-200 vs the A380s and A350s of the ME3 :? BA know w...

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by APYu
Thu May 16, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does BA (and others) decide to use 20+ year old planes on specific popular routes?
Replies: 103
Views: 22481

Re: Why does BA (and others) decide to use 20+ year old planes on specific popular routes?

Route / fleet assignments are largely based on capacity required, for example New York, requires lots of J seats, hence lots of flights on the super Hi J 747 - all of which are quite old, but have great IFE. Other route decisions are based on range, e,g BKK is a low yield market requiring lots of Y ...

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by APYu
Sat May 11, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Interested in Widebodies if London is a Success
Replies: 106
Views: 23597

Re: JetBlue Interested in Widebodies if London is a Success

This sounds like just another snippet of a talking point to keep people talking about these JetBlue services during the YEARS before they actually start. The economics of this route will look a lot different after Brexit anyway, so if they do actually start, I give them two winters max before they r...

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by APYu
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Truth in B6/TCX Rumours??
Replies: 34
Views: 6349

Re: Any Truth in B6/TCX Rumours??

There are easier ways to get slots at uk airports you aren't really interested in than buying an airline which has no relevance to your strategy.

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by APYu
Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 757 Fleet Replacement
Replies: 48
Views: 11427

Re: Jet2 757 Fleet Replacement

The winter New York trips were dreamt up as they had spare aircraft in the low season which could operate it. I doubt they will base any fleet decision too much on what is a dozen round trips per year. They know what their bread and butter is, and will base their fleet decision on hauling package to...

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by APYu
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: British Airways release new ClubWorld seat
Replies: 122
Views: 24075

Re: Updated: British Airways release new ClubWorld seat

It looks a great seat and it's great BA re finally going to catch up. The refit plan is poor though and I disagree that's due to manufacturing time. It's because they want to do it at the same time as other scheduled engineering checks to minimise asset downtime. The revamped catering was great, but...

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by APYu
Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways B77W
Replies: 42
Views: 8316

Re: British Airways B77W

A 77W is commonly used as a long haul standby aircraft due to its capacity and therefore they can show up just about anywhere, even if not regularly.

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by APYu
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA’s 777-200ER replacement?
Replies: 129
Views: 18821

Re: BA’s 777-200ER replacement?

Why all this desire to replace an aircraft BA is investing in for a 30 year service life? The 777-200 fleet is also being rationalised to two layouts - one four class and one three class (the latter with ten-abreast in World Traveller). s! Some of the LGW 4 class aircraft are already ten abreast too.

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by APYu
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian and Air Canada 737 MAX Transatlantic crew
Replies: 54
Views: 8668

Re: Norwegian and Air Canada 737 MAX Transatlantic crew

Astraeus cabin crew in th U.K. Used to do gatwick to Deer Lake (Canada) charters as there and backs.

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by APYu
Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Overnight TATL
Replies: 27
Views: 5985

Re: Overnight TATL

rutankrd wrote:
Whilst down at Gatwick Norwegian has a 6.30 am departure to JFK.

It's even earlier on some days of the week.
The summer they also had a 6am(ish) departure to LAX - ouch!

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by APYu
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Non-US BA Longhaul Destination?
Replies: 106
Views: 13114

Re: Next Non-US BA Longhaul Destination?

They wont do much in China, there are repeatedly saying that's a market for alliances. They wont do anything in Oceania - I'm surprised Sydney has lasted this long to be honest. Its the Singapore leg of that flight which keeps it going. Not correct. The daily A380 provides the bulk of the O&D t...

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by APYu
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747 cargo doors stuck shut
Replies: 16
Views: 5577

Re: BA 747 cargo doors stuck shut

The BA website shows that flight 49 is departing on time guess they have a spare. Good luck with the luggage hope it turns up soon. The information about the next flights being cancelled was never going to be right, BA 49 doesn't depart until 15.25. this incident must have taken place around 07.00....

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by APYu
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Southwest
Replies: 71
Views: 10769

Re: Airbus and Southwest

Airbus picked up the cost, they did not make any custom designs to their a/c for Easyjet. Erm, yes they did. They added the extra pair of overwing exits to the A319 to meet Easyjets capacity requirements. Exit doors are a certification issue for max capacity, are you saying that Airbus did a second...

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by APYu
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Southwest
Replies: 71
Views: 10769

Re: Airbus and Southwest

par13del wrote:
Airbus picked up the cost, they did not make any custom designs to their a/c for Easyjet.

Erm, yes they did. They added the extra pair of overwing exits to the A319 to meet Easyjets capacity requirements.

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by APYu
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Southwest
Replies: 71
Views: 10769

Re: Airbus and Southwest

Easyjets business model here in the UK was based on the 737. Airbus covered the costs of both changing from Boeing to Airbus and the dual costs of running a joint 737 / Airbus model during the transition period as part of their deal.

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by APYu
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Non-US BA Longhaul Destination?
Replies: 106
Views: 13114

Re: Next Non-US BA Longhaul Destination?

They wont do much in China, there are repeatedly saying that's a market for alliances.
They wont do anything in Oceania - I'm surprised Sydney has lasted this long to be honest. Its the Singapore leg of that flight which keeps it going.

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by APYu
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Norwegian fly to Australia?
Replies: 36
Views: 7474

Re: Norwegian to Australia

There are already many cheap economy seats from the UK to Australia.
It isn't really a money spinning route. In the time it would take a 787 to get there (with one stop) it could have done a couple of round trips to the states and made more money.

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by APYu
Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Level's operational issues left 800 passengers stranded in YUL
Replies: 38
Views: 8704

Re: Level's operational issues left 800 passengers stranded in YUL

Rebooking on the next available service should mean other airlines are used IF there are no other flights by that carrier on that day. EZY lost a case on this last year when they told passengers travelling BRS to VCE that they had to wait a couple of days for their next service. The court ruled that...

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by APYu
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways announces commitment for 3 more 77W's
Replies: 76
Views: 19105

Re: British Airways announces commitment for 3 more 77W's

3-4-3 and new business class no doubt. Not really it appears...they will stay 3-3-3 and will soldier on with the current J config. They can't have a sub-fleet of 3 differently configured 773s.. They're going to have a sub fleet at some point when they reconfigure the existing 77Ws - unless they tak...

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by APYu
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways announces commitment for 3 more 77W's
Replies: 76
Views: 19105

Re: British Airways announces commitment for 3 more 77W's

george77300 wrote:
Arion640 wrote:
3-4-3 and new business class no doubt.


The Gatwick B777 are getting the new 3-4-3 configuration currently. No plans on Heathrow 777 reconfigures yet.


The Heathrow 3-class reconfigs to 3:4:3 begin when the LGW ones are finished.

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by APYu
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS to lease 4 A332's to cover 789 downtime
Replies: 207
Views: 61390

Re: VS to lease 4 A332's to cover 789 downtime

Details have now emerged of the refurbishment plans for the -200's, including new Upper Class seats which, if I'm reading correctly, look like will also feature in the A350's that start being delivered next year. I read it as they have just smartened up the existing seats and a new Upper Class Prod...

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by APYu
Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS dropping LGW - CUN
Replies: 43
Views: 8598

Re: VS dropping LGW - CUN

TC957 wrote:
Last flight 12 Jan 2019. Bit of a surprise to me, and no doubt a blow for Virgin Holidays.

Virgin holidays will have been involved in the decision.

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by APYu
Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways tilts against reclining seats
Replies: 157
Views: 25404

Re: British Airways tilts against reclining seats

If I've woken up at 3:30 to take a 6am flight to Europe - I really enjoy grabbing a short reclined nap on a plane. Similaly coming home late in the evening, a quick power nap before driving makes sense.

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by APYu
Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways B787-10 Update
Replies: 68
Views: 16398

Re: British Airways B787-10 Routes

Arion640 wrote:

If the BA 787-10s don't have crew bunks like rumored above, they will not be able to fly a lot of the long haul network even if the plane is capable.
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They would be able to fly anywhere where the current G-VII* +RAES) series of 777s fly as these don't have crew bunks either.

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by APYu
Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A380 JNB AOG and fleet shortages
Replies: 18
Views: 6009

Re: BA A380 JNB AOG and fleet shortages

Leasing in capacity is totally the best option - much cheaper than having expensive hardware sat around doing nothing for most of the time. They normally have a long haul spare aircraft (At least one) most of the day (normally a 77W - but often other models at various points of the day) and a couple...

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by APYu
Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Non-Revenue on Concorde?
Replies: 9
Views: 2007

Re: Non-Revenue on Concorde?

BA Staff could also book Hotline tickets for themselves and friends and family. These are discounted confirmed tickets - and you could get LHR - JFK one way supersonic and the other way subsonic for about £800 as a Hotline ticket at quiet times of the year. I was only a student at the time so didn't...

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by APYu
Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded
Replies: 391
Views: 68326

Re: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded

Just to say that nobody has been stranded. All those abroad can finish their holiday and travel back pretty much as scheduled thanks to the actions of the CAA. Geoff Theres a few thousand stranded in the UK this morning who were expecting to go on holiday. Not all have been able to quickly change t...

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by APYu
Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCO-LHR: What is VS's plan after the 747's retire?
Replies: 45
Views: 6961

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

The 747 has 14 UC seats and that does seem about right for the Orlando route, I think they would struggle to fill a A330 with 30+ seats. Each time I have flown it the UC cabin is usually 80% full. They won't struggle to fill it. They'll release more award seats as well as pushing up sells / upgrade...

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by APYu
Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA return to Seychelles at last
Replies: 43
Views: 8937

Re: BA return to Seychelles at last

Seychelles is a favourite among the very well off. The islands 5 star resorts are famous in circles where money is not an issue. Its exactly the type of route BA need to keep their elite fliers happy. Seychelles is the opposite to the beach routes out of LGW. Its a route that serve a specific clien...

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by APYu
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA return to Seychelles at last
Replies: 43
Views: 8937

Re: BA return to Seychelles at last

There's nothing stopping BA starting 787 ops at LGW really now that the 787 for Cabin Crew purposes is considered a variant of the 777 (bizarrely). I would see it happen eventually.

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by APYu
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA upgauges AUS to 747 starting Summer 2018
Replies: 95
Views: 16979

Re: BA upgauges AUS to 747 starting Summer 2018

uta999 wrote:
Not to put a downer on it, but could this simply be that BA are short of LH a/c in the summer season, and the old girls are the only thing available. They have very few new builds coming for the next two years.


This is probably spot on, particularly with it being the 52J variant being used.

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by APYu
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First BA routes announced with high density seating
Replies: 59
Views: 15522

Re: First BA routes announced with high density seating

But three weeks ago was in mid August the hight of the summer season and not usually the busiest month for business travelers so that may be the reason as to why it was quiet up front on your LGW to JFK flight. Booked loads are very typically in the region of 20-30 throughout the year. A 32J cabin ...

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by APYu
Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First BA routes announced with high density seating
Replies: 59
Views: 15522

Re: First BA routes announced with high density seating

Surprised to see LGW-JFK is going to be operated by the higher density aircraft. I thought the flight was doing quite well upfront. This flight does not do well up front. Its often heavily oversold down the back in third world traveller with people rolled forward into the cabin. I last flew this ab...

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by APYu
Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First BA routes announced with high density seating
Replies: 59
Views: 15522

Re: First BA routes announced with high density seating

chepos wrote:
B747forever wrote:
And they will still call it Club Europe with such tight pitch. What a joke.


I'm assuming you mean Club World?


Not sure why the pitch comment if he meant Club World? The seat pitch in J is remaining exactly the same.

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by APYu
Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First BA routes announced with high density seating
Replies: 59
Views: 15522

Re: First BA routes announced with high density seating

B747forever wrote:
And they will still call it Club Europe with such tight pitch. What a joke.

Its a long haul aircraft, so Club Europe has nothing to do with it???

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by APYu
Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First BA routes announced with high density seating
Replies: 59
Views: 15522

Re: First BA routes announced with high density seating

They've squeezed an extra 4W seats in since the capital markets day presentation

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by APYu
Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is SIN-LON the ULH route with the most competition? Why SIN?
Replies: 28
Views: 6263

Re: Is SIN-LON the ULH route with the most competition? Why SIN?

gunnerman wrote:
One of BA's two daily flights to SIN (BA15) continues onto SYD. So, a bunch of passengers won't get off at SIN from the 297-seat 777-300ER.



They all have to get off

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by APYu
Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A3 returning LHR-LCA-LHR slots to VS?
Replies: 26
Views: 6899

Re: A3 returning LHR-LCA-LHR slots to VS?

But VS have their own service to HKG which departs at 21:55. Why would they want to assist a competitor to enter the same market with a timing that's very close to their own? Because in return they'd get access to connections in the region to boost their own services, including a link to virgin Aus...

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by APYu
Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1531671

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

hkcanadaexpat wrote:
MSN 124 (HX #1) at the delivery centre this morning

Day 1 of cabin inspection

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by APYu
Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Delta to temporarily wet-lease 4 767's to Virgin Atlantic
Replies: 69
Views: 24958

Re: Rumor: Delta to temporarily wet-lease 4 767's to Virgin Atlantic

The VS cabin crew being unhappy is pretty easy to handle For the last year or so VS have been employing temporary / seasonal crew for the first time (They're known as the PAYG - Pay As You Go crew). This will simply result in fewer being retained over these winter months, so very easy to handle. The...

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by APYu
Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways reveals A350-1000 layout
Replies: 39
Views: 17750

Re: Qatar Airways reveals A350-1000 layout

If anything, the first few routes would be DOH-Europe just like when the A359 was introduced along with regional middle east routes for crew familiarization purposes. From there, the aircraft would be deployed based upon demand. As its just a new variant crew familiarisation shouldn't be necessary....

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