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by APYu
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA service to Australia over the years
Replies: 45
Views: 6587

Re: BA service to Australia over the years

if everyone ends up doing nonstops then they might as well do their own routings to Oz. Just whether 3-4 aircraft required to run it has any yield as its apparently only barely profitable as is. Someone mentioned ‘tired’ 773s are some almost brand new? Going nonstop increases aircraft utilisation a...

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by APYu
Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: FI signs new FA contract (after stating will fire all FA and replace with pilots)
Replies: 148
Views: 26093

Re: FI Fires ALL FAs, Replaced By Pilots.

When BA needed to train its pilots, cleaners and engineers on how to be an FA during the strikes a few years back, the training required certainly took days but not weeks.

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by APYu
Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020
Replies: 328
Views: 70185

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020

BA are only expecting two 747s to return to service

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by APYu
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JET2 - what next ?
Replies: 97
Views: 18341

Re: JET2 - what next ?

Jet2 will come out of this, we will get through this virus and I think 2021 particularly summer time will see a return to foreign travel at scale... but likely 2022 will be the year that we head towards 2019 volumes .. . It’s the winters that kill these businesses. We can now see how quiet a covid ...

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by APYu
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JET2 - what next ?
Replies: 97
Views: 18341

Re: JET2 - what next ?

Virgin has lost tens of thousands of repeat and potential new customers due to their handling of refunds. Virgin would struggle if Jet2 brought their style to the Florida holiday market, you will be suprised how many Jet2 customers want them to expand to Florida...not that it makes Jet2 want to jum...

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by APYu
Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JET2 - what next ?
Replies: 97
Views: 18341

Re: JET2 - what next ?

Except that’s not true. Brits can visit Spain, Portugal (currently have to isolate on return but not in Portugal), Greece (from 15th July), Italy , Croatia and Turkey without the need for quarantine measures. Pretty much the main markets for these package operators. While these markets have just re...

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by APYu
Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JET2 - what next ?
Replies: 97
Views: 18341

Re: JET2 - what next ?

Nickd92 wrote:
Otherwise why would easyJet continue to push ahead with "easyJet holidays"?


EasyJet are getting rid of 1 in every 3 pilots.

They aren’t expanding into any TCX gap based on this figures. Theyre going back to 2015 (or even earlier) capacity levels.

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by APYu
Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JET2 - what next ?
Replies: 97
Views: 18341

Re: JET2 - what next ?

The market is currently virtually non existent and will stay small for years. All airlines will be consolidating on key markets to survive. Any talks of expansion is a bit silly. There is no Thomas cook gap, as the market has shrunk by more than any capacity TCX ever provided. Similarly, there’s no ...

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by APYu
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 313
Views: 58066

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

Never waste a crisis to please the shareholders. It's an international race to the bottom. And as much as we like to blame others, it is us as consumers that have got the ball rolling. Cheap, cheaper, cheapest. From clothing (now made by people barely being paid enough to live), to food (the meat i...

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by APYu
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 313
Views: 58066

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

BAs fares haven’t really dropped though so not sure the crew are paid less as we are paying less

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by APYu
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 313
Views: 58066

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

https://simpleflying.com/british-airways-crew-pay-guarantee/ BA sent a letter to crew saying that their pay won't fall by more than 20% and I believe mixed fleet crew are seeing a pay bump. Can anyone confirm this letter was sent? BASIC pay won’t fall by more than 20%, but most of their pay is from...

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by APYu
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 313
Views: 58066

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 called seniority .... Those people on the top bucks deserve every penny. They’ve helped put the company where it is today, and for the past 30 years...

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by APYu
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 313
Views: 58066

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

https://simpleflying.com/british-airways-crew-pay-guarantee/ BA sent a letter to crew saying that their pay won't fall by more than 20% and I believe mixed fleet crew are seeing a pay bump. Can anyone confirm this letter was sent? BASIC pay won’t fall by more than 20%, but most of their pay is from...

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by APYu
Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 313
Views: 58066

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

I’ve read in a few places that it’s the crew people choose BA for.

It really isn’t. The high frequency comprehensive route network, the monopoly at Heathrow and the airlines loyalty scheme are higher scorers on CSQs as the reason for choosing BA

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by APYu
Sun Jun 07, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Project Sunrise developments
Replies: 48
Views: 5167

Re: Qantas Project Sunrise developments

Whatever business case existed, now needs to be revised to reflect the impact of a global recession. I expect this to be shelved for at least three years

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by APYu
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 313
Views: 58066

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

Are politicians demanding that though? Or mainly just unions?
Not sure how uk government could legally do that, but it’s quite right BAs actions are being discussed in parliament

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by APYu
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways network updates
Replies: 221
Views: 46947

Re: British Airways route updates

What do you propose they "do"...? Bring meals and drinks back. The current onboard offering is abysmal while many other airlines still offer proper food and drinks. Fair, though the followup would be: what evidence do you have that that's high priority among their clientele at this partic...

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by APYu
Fri May 29, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways network updates
Replies: 221
Views: 46947

Re: British Airways route updates

dcajet wrote:

BA is returning to EZE Sept 1st


BA is HOPING to return to EZE September 1st.

Given they don’t know what their programme for July looks like yet, anything beyond that remains someone’s optimistic guess.

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by APYu
Fri May 29, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 retirement/parking thread
Replies: 483
Views: 61281

Re: Air France to retire A380 fleet effective immediately

If someone (like BA) can pretty much fill a dozen 380s year around at decent yields they will go until worn out. BA won’t be able to fill their dozen 380s year round for 3/4 years (according to BAs own predictions on traffic levels). They are staying, as JNB / SIN / LAX are seen to need them, but t...

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by APYu
Thu May 21, 2020 7:24 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: 19361

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

While all these things might be opening, uk citizens (and European citizens) cannot even enter the united states at the moment, and while the foreign office continue to recommend no travel, it sounds like BAs plans are just their current guess.

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by APYu
Wed May 13, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Plans GLA for 2021
Replies: 24
Views: 4477

Re: Virgin Atlantic Plans GLA for 2021

Virgin just cancelled MAN-DEL 3 weekly A332 for the winter and S21 Summer. So that plane could be used to do 2 or 3 weekly GLA-MCO, maybe a better market than DEL. VS318 MAN1640 – 0605+1DEL 332 146 VS319 DEL0810 – 1210MAN 332 257 That plane will most likely replace a 747 and end up flying a Florida...

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by APYu
Wed May 06, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin and the 747...
Replies: 24
Views: 4531

Re: Virgin and the 747...

I’d say going forward, Virgin won’t send any aircraft to MCO, let alone an A330 or a return of a 747. I’d be very surprised if VS disappeared from MCO - I was anticipating they would use a leisure configured A350 from MAN and LHR. Kudos if your prediction is correct! When US travel restrictions end...

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by APYu
Tue May 05, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 313
Views: 58066

Re: BA could make up to 12.000 employees redundant

Not sure how any company can meaningfully consult with employees who are furloughed and therefore not allowed to do ANYTHING related to work. It's a very proscribed process. In terms of the general workforce, there's no real 'consultation', you just get told what's going to happen. Union reps and n...

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by APYu
Tue May 05, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 313
Views: 58066

Re: BA could make up to 12.000 employees redundant

Many companies are considering starting consultations in less than two weeks because they have to run for 45 days, which would get you to the end of June. That is no doubt one reason why BA chose to time the redundancy announcement around now, because the 45-day consultation period means they will ...

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by APYu
Mon May 04, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 313
Views: 58066

Re: BA could make up to 12.000 employees redundant

removal of almost all European nightstops (much like Aer Lingus) This is clearly nonsense. That first wave of arrivals into LHR are key connecting flights for the first wave of long haul departures. The only way that market can be supported is night stopping aircraft around Europe. BAs operating mo...

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by APYu
Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: British Airways To Launch Long-Haul Flights From Manchester
Replies: 176
Views: 28612

Re: Rumor: British Airways To Launch Long-Haul Flights From Manchester

It’s too late to start summer flights now, and no one with a brain launches transatlantic in the winter.

BA would only launch flights to make money and not look good.

If any IAG carrier was to do long haul from MAN it would be Level, but then again I don’t see it myself.

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by APYu
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why there are no morning flights from US West Coast to Europe?
Replies: 59
Views: 14478

Re: Why there are no morning flights from US West Coast to Europe?

readytotaxi wrote:
In reverse there are no early morning departures to the west coast, first one is around 09:30 arriving 1pm.


Not true. Norwegian this summer had a 6am to LAX. Next year though it’s moved a little to 0800 departure (1130 arrival)

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by APYu
Mon Dec 16, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA plans to schedule A350 to USA in 2020
Replies: 75
Views: 15866

Re: BA plans to schedule A350 to USA in 2020

the 787-10 is going as far as Seattle a 10hr flight starting in the middle of next year, that’s not what it was built for (Though it is capable) but it’s the right plane for the payload the city gives BA. Seattle is around the 9 hour flying time mark. Still short enough for BA to use an aircraft wi...

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by APYu
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 254394

Re: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, final decision on PS by end of 2019

Theres a healthy pipeline for the A350, Airbus don't need to bend over for a relatively small order which could turn out to be a pain in the backside

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by APYu
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Only 13yrs service now decomissioned VS A346
Replies: 76
Views: 15606

Re: Only 13yrs service now decomissioned VS A346

I don''t understand how this works so if someone can explain pls. Does not the airline control which staff members go on which courses, why need volunteers? It’s common practice to ask for volounteers first before assigning people, as the types of aircraft you are certified on affects where you fly...

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by APYu
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnam Airlines just need 9 months to reach its full-year profit target.
Replies: 11
Views: 1771

Re: Vietnam Airlines just need 9 months to reach its full-year profit target.

Many airlines could report a profit in a 9 month period. If all their costs / losses occur in the 4th quarter it’s kind of a pointless measure.

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by APYu
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TUI to make Melbourne its Florida gateway in 2022
Replies: 70
Views: 11594

Re: TUI to make Melbourne its Florida gateway in 2022

I should just repeat that TUI passengers are almost all on TUI package vacations or TUI cruises, and bus transfers are included in the package/cruise price. So very few people will be in the car at all. Most of the TUI Packages in Orlando include Car Hire as the default transfer option. They do off...

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by APYu
Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand dropping LHR launch NYC
Replies: 261
Views: 58098

Re: Air New Zealand dropping LHR launch NYC

Whilst it is of course tremendously sad for the UK NZ Crews, Its really good that they have a years notice of this happening. When you think about the notice the TCX staff recently got, a year is a really good notice period to have time to think about what you want to do next when dreadful events su...

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by APYu
Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Four AA FAs arrested at MIA for money laundering
Replies: 66
Views: 11178

Re: Four AA FAs arrested at MIA for money laundering

Do they not need a trial? Or did they admit it?

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by APYu
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are the refurbished B747's used on BA flights from LHR-DXB?
Replies: 16
Views: 6014

Re: Are the refurbished B747's used on BA flights from LHR-DXB?

I'm planning on taking BA on LHR-DXB next year. Are the refurbished B747's used for this route? Wasn't sure whether to take the B777 flight (which I'm assuming is refurbished as all of theirs are now, aren't they?) or the B747. Thanks Note that not all the 777s are refurbished, but the 777s on the ...

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by APYu
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 254394

Re: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, final decision on PS by end of 2019

Probably worth remembering that these 'sunrise' services may never happen. All of this research and proving is feeding into the decision whether to even bother with these services and I believe a decision is due early 2020.Theres lots of post which suggests these services are a certainty, but while ...

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by APYu
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Jet2 unique rules
Replies: 17
Views: 7767

Re: Jet2 unique rules

TUI and EZY don't allow hot drinks either

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by APYu
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 711
Views: 139448

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

But perhaps some of the problems at TCX were that some of these long hauls were profit draining loss makers. Have we any evidence to the contrary? and thus why would VS want to start or revisit said routes? The airline side of Thomas Cook was profitable, no? . The fact that none of the offers recei...

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by APYu
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 217705

Re: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread

The recent news for the Travel Shop staff is great news. But for the Cabin Crews the news that other airlines are recruiting isn't great news. Many TCX staff were very senior and on permanent contracts - They will be recruited into junior and temporary flying roles, with very significant pay cuts (T...

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by APYu
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 217705

Re: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread

Looks like the HiFly a380 is finished with Operation Matterhorn, positioned back to Beja today. Read elsewhere that Operation Matterhorn was running for 2 weeks and due to finish Oct 6th, so are all the repatriation flights now finished, or are there many left? Nobody stranded, nobody needing repat...

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by APYu
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA pilots call off strike on September 27th, 2019
Replies: 133
Views: 22089

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

Virtual737 wrote:
VV wrote:
It is probably because only containerized baggage is allowed at LHR terminal 5.


)))

No idea where they will fly all those MAX's to then ;)


To Gatwick, Madrid and Dublin

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by APYu
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Probe launched after oxygen bottles on CX planes found half-empty before flight from YYZ to HKG
Replies: 27
Views: 11207

Re: Probe launched after oxygen bottles on CX planes found half-empty before flight from YYZ to HKG

Crew probably had some to help with hangovers. Its a pretty frequent occurrence.

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by APYu
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA pilots call off strike on September 27th, 2019
Replies: 133
Views: 22089

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: 12122

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: 1494
Views: 288068

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: 17
Views: 3081

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: 13483

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: 50
Views: 7942

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: 31728

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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