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by AAMDanny
Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't Hawaiian wait for the A321LR/XLR?
Replies: 69
Views: 13985

Re: Why didn't Hawaiian wait for the A321LR/XLR?

I'm not sure anyone would want to fly 11 hours on a narrowbody. HA has the A330 and eventually the 787 for routes like HNL-JFK. Thing is, a good 90% of Pax pay no attention to the aircraft type, if it is a wide body etc. It's only the seasoned flyers and us AvGeeks that would spot something like th...

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by AAMDanny
Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manston Airport to re-open
Replies: 33
Views: 4859

Re: Manston Airport to re-open

In all seriousness, why does it need to reopen? For freight, LHR and STN serve the market well and are better connected to the rest of the UK from the South East of England. Also, very much more established. LTN even has a very small DHL operation. LGW is not that far away either and has their own C...

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by AAMDanny
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manston Airport to re-open
Replies: 33
Views: 4859

Re: Manston Airport to re-open

chunhimlai wrote:
Time for Manston gateway for 4 runways and terminals for 150mpax


Like your super plan you had in mind for EXT?

But really, 150m for Kent? Would never happen.

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by AAMDanny
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European Aviation plans to have a fleet of A340 cargo
Replies: 36
Views: 6359

Re: European Aviation plans to have a fleet of A340 cargo

It's been discussed before, the main issue with the A340-600 is floor structure and strength. Hand loaded bulk cargo such as boxes of PPE wouldn't surpass cabin floor limitations but ULD's would. But as mentioned, this takes a lot of time and manpower to do so. Also the A340 (like the A330) cabin fl...

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by AAMDanny
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA banned from Europe
Replies: 93
Views: 17949

Re: PIA banned from Europe

PIA have bought this upon themselves. Hopefully this will be the benchmark where they turn things around. But history tells me this won't happen due the corruption being deep to the core within PIA.

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by AAMDanny
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 154424

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

Ahh thank you for that I was not aware they could have a small snack and a sugary drink, it was a theory of mine that they was distracted due to hunger/low blood sugar. That being said, after reading the report 3 times over... I still can't fathom how they managed to get themselves into such a mess...

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by AAMDanny
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 154424

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

This happened right at the end of Ramadan, at circa 1440L, is it possible the pilots judgement was impaired by being hungry? Or is there dispensations for safety critical roles like pilots? That they can have a small snack before operating. I mean, when I'm hungry I am known to be irrational! Durin...

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by AAMDanny
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 154424

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

This happened right at the end of Ramadan, at circa 1440L, is it possible the pilots judgement was impaired by being hungry?

Or is there dispensations for safety critical roles like pilots? That they can have a small snack before operating.

I mean, when I'm hungry I am known to be irrational!

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by AAMDanny
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Atlantic ATP goes off runway during landing.
Replies: 16
Views: 3636

Re: West Atlantic ATP goes off runway during landing.

A West Atlantic ATP gets into a bit of trouble whilst landing at a blustery BHX. After touch down it looks like pilot over correction forces it off the runway onto the grass before eventually making its way back on to the runway. Apologies if it’s already on here, hopefully the link works! https://...

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by AAMDanny
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 474
Views: 58197

Re: BA 777F

Any chance you could share with us the source of this info... Or is it just hearsay?

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by AAMDanny
Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 328
Views: 62319

Re: BA could make up to 12.000 employees redundant

IMHO this is the situation BA needed to spearhead the changes they wanted to create 10 years ago with the old legacy contract Cabin Crew. The inefficient operation of 3 separate Cabin Crew fleets in operation at LHR can finally merge and synergise to create a leaner more robust operational Cabin Cr...

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by AAMDanny
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 328
Views: 62319

Re: BA could make up to 12.000 employees redundant

IMHO this is the situation BA needed to spearhead the changes they wanted to create 10 years ago with the old legacy contract Cabin Crew. The inefficient operation of 3 separate Cabin Crew fleets in operation at LHR can finally merge and synergise to create a leaner more robust operational Cabin Cre...

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by AAMDanny
Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic seeks restructuring; files for BK in US Court
Replies: 1455
Views: 175710

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

Aside from increasingly resorting to insults, which always adds credibility and balance to any discussion, you have been consistently unable to separate SRB’s personal situation from that of the business. Personal obsessions aside, VS is a UK Tax paying company with overwhelmingly UK tax paying emp...

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by AAMDanny
Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: FedEx to reactivate parked aircraft
Replies: 182
Views: 60659

Re: Updated: FedEx to reactivate parked aircraft

Could 767's that will be converted to freighters get a partial conversion now, removal of the seats, bins, and lavs and the addition of the smoke & fire systems of the freighter to get it out there soon, then finish the conversion cutting in the door etc at a later date? They could, but as FedE...

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by AAMDanny
Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'Thomas Cook'/Sunclass A332 en route Copenhagen to Newquay!
Replies: 4
Views: 1997

Re: 'Thomas Cook'/Sunclass A332 en route Copenhagen to Newquay!

So are Sunclass are dropping these two additions to the fleet? Or was they just taken on for their Winter operation?

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by AAMDanny
Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic seeks restructuring; files for BK in US Court
Replies: 1455
Views: 175710

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

British gov't should save both BA and U2 if it comes to that because both are much larger airlines providing plenty of competition (that VS does not) and are actually quite profitable up until now. So they both have a chance to pay back British gov't after this. How does VS provide competition alon...

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by AAMDanny
Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: PGL (LOT) cancels Condor Takeover
Replies: 135
Views: 19821

Re: Updated: PGL (LOT) cancels Condor Takeover

Sadly, I don't see why the German Gov should save Condor. Essentially they are a charter IT airline with no tour operator behind them any more since the collapse of the Thomas Cook Group. Also furthermore, their scheduled operation is leisure, so sadly non essential. Shame for the employee's, but th...

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by AAMDanny
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do any airlines use aft-wing exit on the 739?
Replies: 3
Views: 2561

Re: Do any airlines use aft-wing exit on the 739?

Hypothetically if UA or any other airline purchased an ex Lionair -900ER, would they be able to remove that aft exit door and install the plug? Yeah a maintenance procedure exists to plugging and de-plugging. For further fun reading, IIRC the door 900ER aft wing exit operates in a very similar fash...

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by AAMDanny
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic seeks restructuring; files for BK in US Court
Replies: 1455
Views: 175710

Re: Virgin Atlantic facing collapse

. Because its available to just about every company in the UK without strings at the moment and any company would be silly not to take advantage of it. Virgin could have done the same but as far as I know they haven't and their employees are still on unpaid leave. Initially they asked staff to take...

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by AAMDanny
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic seeks restructuring; files for BK in US Court
Replies: 1455
Views: 175710

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

Let Delta save it! Enough with begging the government! BA controlling LHR is enough. Virgin doesn't contribute anything and is not needed. Totally obsolete. Same way Air France controls Paris, KLM Amsterdam and Lufthansa Frankfurt and Munich. It's hard to take your post seriously, but as we are all...

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by AAMDanny
Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic seeks restructuring; files for BK in US Court
Replies: 1455
Views: 175710

Re: Virgin Atlantic facing collapse

I think this thread is a little miss leading, as every British Airlines is currently facing the same set of circumstances, Virgin was just the first to approach the UK Gov to ask for help, others are following in their footsteps. It’s not. They are facing collapse at this point in time. Other UK ai...

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by AAMDanny
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic seeks restructuring; files for BK in US Court
Replies: 1455
Views: 175710

Re: Virgin Atlantic facing collapse

I think this thread is a little miss leading, as every British Airlines is currently facing the same set of circumstances, Virgin was just the first to approach the UK Gov to ask for help, others are following in their footsteps.

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by AAMDanny
Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Long-er haul narrowbody crewing economics.
Replies: 13
Views: 2651

Re: Long-er haul narrowbody crewing economics.

Crewing costs might come out higher, but the ability to charge more for the privilege of being able to offer direct options for customers on secondary markets/cities might outweigh that extra cost. Especially if they are on only player in the market, or able to offer a niche direct service.

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by AAMDanny
Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Complicated Livery?
Replies: 36
Views: 3693

Re: Most Complicated Livery?

There are plenty of time lapse videos around to show how quickly it can be done. Usually a mixture of stencils used to accurate paint spraying, and decal-stickers. I have seen laser guidance systems in use also to ensure accuracy.

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by AAMDanny
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS postpones GRU launch to October
Replies: 14
Views: 3610

Re: VS postpones GRU launch to October

PR disaster for Virgin. . Not really, I'm sure this Corona virus drama/flyBE going bust etc will mask it up. Like 9/11 masked them quietly dropping YYZ one summer after it launched. Virgin are a resilient airline when they need to be. I'm sure they will use this temporary decrease in capacity to dr...

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by AAMDanny
Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Virgin Atlantic to announce W20 schedule with new routes
Replies: 193
Views: 37942

Re: Rumour: Virgin Atlantic to announce W20 schedule with new routes

'The VS478 service will operate as a night flight departing Heathrow at 16:20 arriving into Cape Town at 05:55 whereas the inbound, the VS479, will depart at 08:00 landing later that day at 18:00' So they have gone for a schedule that's better for aircraft utilisation, which is probably a wise move....

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by AAMDanny
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jet2 acquiring A321's
Replies: 110
Views: 24334

Re: Is Jet2 acquiring A321's?

Not replying to anyone in particular, but picking up on some questions raised. I highly doubt we would see Jet2 switch to becoming an all Airbus operator within the next 10 years, they have invested in their 737-800's along with a bunch of fresh factory build frames. The Dart group also own a number...

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by AAMDanny
Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jet2 acquiring A321's
Replies: 110
Views: 24334

Re: Is Jet2 acquiring A321's?

Surprised to see their A330's in a comfortable 2-4-2 seat configuration. Its generally been standard for high density 'Holiday' airlines to be configure 3-3-3 ie, Monarch, Dan Air, Trans Aer etc. At only 330'ish seats ... that's a loss of around 30 bums on seats! Is the layout dictated by Jet 2 or ...

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by AAMDanny
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 P2F first flight
Replies: 111
Views: 27708

Re: A321 P2F first flight

A320/A321P2F will be a game changer on on the narrow bodied jet freighter market, especially since B737F and B757F do not have containerised lower deck capabilities. Considering how popular the 757 has been as a freighter, that point appears to be irrelevant to freight haulers. It may be a popular ...

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by AAMDanny
Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 P2F first flight
Replies: 111
Views: 27708

Re: A321 P2F first flight

A320/A321P2F will be a game changer on on the narrow bodied jet freighter market, especially since B737F and B757F do not have containerised lower deck capabilities.

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by AAMDanny
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft, UPDATE: HNA group revealed as buyer
Replies: 271
Views: 64655

Re: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft

jethawk wrote:
Would it be plausible for Virgin Atlantic to take delivery of these birds and lease them to DL?



Why? Would would be the benefit to DL and VS in that?

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by AAMDanny
Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin still flies to PVG but gave up NRT - why?
Replies: 36
Views: 8078

Re: Virgin still flies to PVG but gave up NRT and HKG - why?

I'm not sure where you got the idea that HKG has been dropped as it's very much still active. They dropped the HKG-SYD segment a few years back due to mounting competition. Virgin did drop the short lived second daily HKG but that was before the HKG SYD was dropped. As already discussed VS did give ...

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by AAMDanny
Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country to operate 10 B737s for Amazon
Replies: 67
Views: 12949

Re: Sun Country to operate 10 B737s for Amazon

Okcflyer wrote:
. The freighter and pax planes are not interchangeable.
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Actually.... if they made them QC's... they could be ;)

But I doubt this would be the case. But great move by Sun Country!

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by AAMDanny
Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 217888

Re: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread

smokeybandit wrote:
I can't believe brick and mortar Thomas Cook agencies lasted as long as they did.

Neither can I. They should had been closed down 10 years ago. Rather than the CEO at the time (Manny Fontello) opening more stores which made absolutely zero sense

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by AAMDanny
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 217888

Re: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread

Andy33 wrote:
LJ wrote:
JannEejit wrote:

The airline Condor was only part-owned by Thomas Cook anyway. So apart from the Thomas Cook brandname, precisely what has Fosun bought?


A dead horse in my opinion. The name and brand in the UK is too badly damaged now for it to be a trusted brand again.

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by AAMDanny
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 757 fleet plans
Replies: 46
Views: 13926

Re: Jet2 757 fleet plans

G-LSAG is currently circling the south Coast of Tenerife, it's a 757 so it can of course dump fuel which is what I assume it's doing before diverting back to TFS. Tenerife South to Leeds Airport Flight LS224. You sure about this 757 being capable of dumping fuel? From what I can surmise besides one...

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by AAMDanny
Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future aircraft for LCY
Replies: 75
Views: 12588

Re: Future aircraft for LCY

Why not extend runway to allow widebodies? LCY can just about handle the A318. It would never be able to handle a wide-body nor would the space around the runway allow Widebody ops, let alone expanding the apron to handle widebodied aircraft. EXT is more likely to see 6 runways than LCY handle wide...

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by AAMDanny
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the latest news re Flybe/Connect?
Replies: 29
Views: 6327

Re: What's the latest news re Flybe/Connect?

chunhimlai wrote:
They are talking with Devon council for EXT expansion


Is this regarding the 8 runway expansion that's being built at EXT?

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by AAMDanny
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are AA's 767-300 staying longer in the fleet?
Replies: 36
Views: 8167

Re: Are AA's 767-300 staying longer in the fleet?

Lpbri wrote:
There will be. 787s still have seat back TV


Nope I'm on a 767....

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by AAMDanny
Sat Oct 05, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are AA's 767-300 staying longer in the fleet?
Replies: 36
Views: 8167

Re: Are AA's 767-300 staying longer in the fleet?

Just realised I'm flying MAN-PHL-MAN on one of these fine machines.... shame that there will be no PTV's! Old school with overhead TV's :lol: :old: :old:

I hope the onboard service will make up for it :lol:

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by AAMDanny
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 217888

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread

AlexA340B777 wrote:
With the latest development, would that be safe to book a package holiday with Thomas Cook for this winter season?


Ofcourse it is.

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by AAMDanny
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A350 Possible Damage
Replies: 36
Views: 18530

Re: BA A350

I'm curious to understand how the aircraft encountered flap damage during a go around? Was it linked to the strong winds the UK has been experienced with this weekend or a bird strike?

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by AAMDanny
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turbulence: Flight Attendant slammed into ceiling (video)
Replies: 21
Views: 4910

Re: Turbulence: Flight Attendant slammed into ceiling (video)

Hope she hasnt suffered serious injuries.. Ditto. Although by reading the AvHerald report, the return flight operated as normal just delayed which would indicate the Crew took the aircraft back. Also mentioned 10 passengers (not crew) required assistance, so hopefully the Flight Attendant was ok. L...

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by AAMDanny
Thu May 23, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 217888

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread

According to a internal discussion between staff and management which was published on TCX's internal intranet, there are more interested parties interested than VS, Indigo and LH. Some interested parties have not told the press that they are bidding for the Groups Airlines. Who have not been disclo...

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by AAMDanny
Tue May 21, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS announce BOM return
Replies: 47
Views: 8888

Re: VS announce BOM return

VS connect LOS/DEL to JFK on the VS25/26 rotations.

I wouldn't be surprised to see the DEL timing's change in the future, however The ME3 still have India-US well covered

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by AAMDanny
Fri May 17, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 217888

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread

*Takes deep breath* Joining in on the Armchair CEO brigade here. In my humblest of opinion..... the Thomas Cook Group would not sell their Airlines to a buyer that wouldn't benefit Thomas Cook. Thomas Cook will still need seats on flights as part of their package holiday business. I know in recent y...

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by AAMDanny
Tue May 07, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 217888

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread

NormanDLandings wrote:
Sure, apart from the fact that the UK and Scandinavia arms of TCX kept the group going last year DESPITE Condor’s terrible results!


Exactly!! The UK side has down especially well

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by AAMDanny
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic’s Northeast Asian routes
Replies: 37
Views: 6458

Re: Virgin Atlantic’s Northeast Asian routes

If VS managed to obtain HND slots rather than the NRT slots they had, they might still be operating the route, back when the operated NRT they code-shared with ANA - ANA being Star Alliance and DL being SkyTeam I imagine DL quickly quashed that route. Before DL came along VS tried long and hard to o...

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by AAMDanny
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA492 Unstable Go-Around at GIB / Diverted to AGP
Replies: 116
Views: 25047

Re: BA492 Unstable Go-Around at GIB / Diverted to AGP

I was thinking more along the lines excessive flight control inputs from one or both of the pilots during the panic?

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by AAMDanny
Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyBmi ceases operations.
Replies: 162
Views: 24876

Re: FlyBmi ceases operations.

With Loganair (also owned by the owner of FlyBMI) taking on so many of these routes just screams that this thing was entirely orchestrated. The Crew's will most likely find new jobs quickly and easily but it will be a struggle for those who worked in the HQ in EMA.

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