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by ThomasCook
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 266
Views: 56970

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

RyanairGuru wrote:
Just so I'm clear, there are currently frames in both DRS and AUH for maintenance, so they are taking two out of service at the same time?


OQB is undergoing a 12 year check at the moment in AUH. Once both OQG and B have exited maintainance, the first frame will enter DRS for refurb.

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by ThomasCook
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 266
Views: 56970

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

OQG is now positioning LHR/DRS to swap places with OQE which will operated QF2 tonight.

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by ThomasCook
Tue May 28, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 266
Views: 56970

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

The first A380 for cabin refurbs is OQE which departs this coming Sunday as QF5 SYD-SIN-LHR, then positioning to DRS for the cabin works. This aircraft is going in to DRS for maintenance only. Not refurb. OQE is most certainly undergoing refurb with Airbus in DRS. I have had this confirmed from wit...

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by ThomasCook
Sat May 25, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 266
Views: 56970

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

First one isn't due to go in until July, probably back early-mid August. From that diagram think 3L is still in place with a single toilet behind, although it's possibly got a false wall - maybe for self-serve refreshments Just 3R seemingly plugged which adds room for 6 PE seats and a new toilet be...

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by ThomasCook
Sun May 12, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates take delivery of a new plane
Replies: 12
Views: 6170

Re: Emirates take delivery of a new plane

Hardly any surprise, if you look at it correctly. They completed 77W deliveries last year and are now waiting for the 77X. A380 deliveries have been slowed down in line with growth expectations and the company now awaits the 339 and 359 in 2021 and 2024 respectively. Dubai is pretty full, why would ...

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by ThomasCook
Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A380 Biggest manufacturing loss in civil aviation to date?
Replies: 127
Views: 14198

Re: A380 Biggest manufacturing loss in civil aviation to date?

After observing this thread and many other A380 related posts not just in recent weeks but in general, it really shocks me about how much joy a large number of members are taking from seeing the A380 line close. Every opportunity some get, they will say the most ridiculously negative things about wh...

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by ThomasCook
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Emirates carry its own return catering?
Replies: 23
Views: 7776

Re: Does Emirates carry its own return catering?

Emirates are catered out of LHR and many other European ports by DO&CO.

Many turnarounds are double catered. For example KSA, Iran, Oman etc along with a number of other regional flights.

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by ThomasCook
Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Group announces half-year performance for 2018-19
Replies: 42
Views: 8738

Re: Emirates Group announces half-year performance for 2018-19

Quote: XWB777 You On a revenue basis QANTAS and Emirates have similar incomes. On a profit basis QANTAS produces incomes 25 times greater than Emirates. On a ticket price basis QANTAS average price is 50% higher than Emirates. QANTAS produce 55% of their incomes from the domestic network. On face v...

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by ThomasCook
Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spain will open its newest airport, Murcia International, on January 2019
Replies: 33
Views: 7645

Re: Spain will open its newest airport, Murcia International, on January 2019

Believe it or not, another airport with "far more" capacity in Spain. How many spanish airports are being used near full capacity? To name a few BCN, MAD and VLC have had huge expansions over the last decade and all of them are operating far below capacity. Not to mention empty airports a...

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by ThomasCook
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Judge orders White House to return Jim Acosta's press pass
Replies: 160
Views: 7880

Re: CNN's Jim Acosta's Press Credentials Revoked

I can see that some may not like that Acosta keeps pushing and pushing for answers from Trump but those same people also need to understand that without people like Acosta, we will never get answers from Trump but instead, just hear his delusions of grandeur, his lies, his falsehoods, his versions o...

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by ThomasCook
Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Return crew on inaugural flight.
Replies: 10
Views: 3780

Re: Return crew on inaugural flight.

The crew paxed to GLA, overnighted in EDI at the hotel sourced for this new station and were transported as normal to EDI to operate the return as normal whilst the inbound crew signed off and overnighted in EDI.

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by ThomasCook
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drunk passenger causes diversion after headbutting FA
Replies: 35
Views: 7586

Re: Drunk passenger causes diversion after headbutting FA

Are mothers not teaching manners anymore? People use to be much more respectful. Planes are going to be camera’d up for evidence purposes soon enough and should be equipped with a holding area in the belly of the plane. Honestly it wouldn't surprise me to see video cams of both flight deck & pa...

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by ThomasCook
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus
Replies: 133
Views: 30217

Re: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus

YouGeeElWhy wrote:
I am not sure why but the number of toilets on this plane gives me anxiety. It does not seem like enough. 3 for 67 bladders in J and 3 for 94 bladders in W.


So six toilets for 161 passengers. Most A320/737s have only 2-3 toilets for upwards of 190 passengers.

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by ThomasCook
Wed May 16, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3
Replies: 194
Views: 23032

Re: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3

Yet the non stops are and have been limited. Either DL is not smart about routes and making money (their profits say otherwise) or the market isnt the gold mine it is professed to be nonstop. Occams Razor indicates the former. Not that simple. You have to look at cost side along with price pressure...

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by ThomasCook
Wed May 16, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3
Replies: 194
Views: 23032

Re: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3

Absolutely nothing changed other than the ME3 promising to open up the books even more than they had already done. That will show how much Emirates Airline paid Emirates Flight Catering, Dubai Airports. dnata and Dubai ATF suppliers. Emirates Airline has to pay for terminal construction. Delta can ...

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by ThomasCook
Tue May 08, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet New Livery
Replies: 17
Views: 3144

Re: Westet New Livery

‘Spirit of Canada’

...how very original. Are we going to have ‘The Flying Maple Leaf’ next?

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by ThomasCook
Sun May 06, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.
Replies: 289
Views: 59063

Re: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.

I saw a few sources online, and they all were around the same figure of 580m^2. One of them you can find in this link: http://www.aircharterservice.cd/aircraft-guide/group/airbus-europe/airbusa380 Their figures would give a total cabin area of 595m2, but as a wild guess, it would drop a bit due to ...

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by ThomasCook
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'
Replies: 211
Views: 27918

Re: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'

I think Timmy left out a lot of fine print. A380 is profitable only on 6hr:30m to 8hr missions and PLF is higher than BELF. To everywhere else you will be burning cash. That limits A380 pretty much to DXB-Europe routes A380 is the worst for the economy class passengers, chaotic boarding, crowded fi...

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by ThomasCook
Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did my 747 suffer a tailstrike?
Replies: 21
Views: 8121

Re: Did my 747 suffer a tailstrike?

That is very much standard for both DXB and for the 744. From a Dubai perspective, even now, in March, I can take just shy of 60 seconds for an A380 operating DXB-Europe regardless of load, to reach its point of rotation. This doesn't necessarily mean you're right near the end of the runway upon bec...

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by ThomasCook
Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2017
Replies: 262
Views: 31894

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2017

RyanairGuru wrote:
Does anyone know which cabin crew group will work the 787? I assume QAAC was wondering if anyone could confirm?


QCCA MEL, QCCUK and eventually QAL/QCCA BNE. I believe also a domestic mixture of workgroups for MEL-PER-MEL.

ThomasCook

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by ThomasCook
Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates adding 7th LHR Service
Replies: 53
Views: 12116

Re: Emirates adding 7th LHR Service

How many hotel rooms a night is that for Emirates in London now?! It's would probably be advantageous to open a crew base there. The EK that is kicking out employees from housing in Dubai to save money should open a base in London? If you're going to stir, I'll finish off the story for you. Emirate...

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by ThomasCook
Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF changes SYD-DXB-LHR back to SYD-SIN-LHR from 25th March 2018
Replies: 125
Views: 20789

Re: QF changes SYD-DXB-LHR back to SYD-SIN-LHR from 25th March 2018

Agree EK have spare A380 capacity but I'm sure the charter was the last option for QF. With the transit hub back to SIN QF will be able to dispurse the passengers on other QF services & easier to arrange an positioning flight to pickup the stranded passengers opposed to giving EK $$$ to charter...

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by ThomasCook
Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF changes SYD-DXB-LHR back to SYD-SIN-LHR from 25th March 2018
Replies: 125
Views: 20789

Re: QF changes SYD-DXB-LHR back to SYD-SIN-LHR from 25th March 2018

Agree EK have spare A380 capacity but I'm sure the charter was the last option for QF. With the transit hub back to SIN QF will be able to dispurse the passengers on other QF services & easier to arrange an positioning flight to pickup the stranded passengers opposed to giving EK $$$ to charter...

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by ThomasCook
Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF changes SYD-DXB-LHR back to SYD-SIN-LHR from 25th March 2018
Replies: 125
Views: 20789

Re: QF changes SYD-DXB-LHR back to SYD-SIN-LHR from 25th March 2018

To me, it seems like the passengers would have been stuck for the same time, if not more at SIN as well. Also, SIN would not have had an operator with a spare A380 they could lease as easily :wink: Agree EK have spare A380 capacity but I'm sure the charter was the last option for QF. With the trans...

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by ThomasCook
Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF changes SYD-DXB-LHR back to SYD-SIN-LHR from 25th March 2018
Replies: 125
Views: 20789

Re: QF changes SYD-DXB-LHR back to SYD-SIN-LHR from 25th March 2018

SIN will also help the on time performance hopefully as DXB has been getting very congested (with generally more constrained airspace than SIN). And if the A/C goes tech in SIN, its more likely passengers will be reaccommodated rather than waiting for days in DXB This is pure rubbish. The main reas...

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by ThomasCook
Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas announces major cabin upgrade for A380 fleet
Replies: 31
Views: 7747

Re: Qantas announces major cabin upgrade for A380 fleet

Hey mate, Does this mean just an upgrade of the current first class seats and not a completely new set up? Any ideas on the reconfigured lounge at the front of the upper deck? Cheers Bunumuring Correct first class will receive a refresh not a new seat All that is said about the lounge is that it wi...

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by ThomasCook
Thu May 04, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bean Queen--QR Sued By Woman Over Coffee Spill
Replies: 29
Views: 4245

Re: Bean Queen--QR Sued By Woman Over Coffee Spill

Sorry, is this thread about McDonald's or aviation?

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by ThomasCook
Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 411
Views: 41432

Re: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries

IATA are not impressed by this ban and I cannot say I blame them. Looks like they can see straight through it;

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-39425532

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by ThomasCook
Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK221/222 DXB-DFW-DXB rotation
Replies: 4
Views: 1081

Re: EK221/222 DXB-DFW-DXB rotation

A6-EPY/W/X have mostly operated it in the last 7 days, however A6-EG* and A6-EC* series have also operated it which feature the angled lie flat bed. EK211 has had lie flat all but once in the last week. You're looking for A6-EPV and above.

Thanks

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by ThomasCook
Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 411
Views: 41432

Re: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries

So liquid restrictions apply to crew but electronic restrictions do not and it seems there's been little regard for dangerous good policies with regards to batteries. Where is the logic in this? Plus, let's just give any terrorist several days notice so that they could just go ahead and perform thei...

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by ThomasCook
Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation - March 2017
Replies: 237
Views: 26884

Re: Australian Aviation - March 2017

TN486 wrote:
Is there no QF10 arrival into MEL tonight? (22 Mar 17) Why?


Scheduled canx. Two A380s parked at Heathrow this morning.

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by ThomasCook
Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 411
Views: 41432

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

Suddenly it's a good idea to fill cargo holds with lithium batteries then? What an idiotic security measure, not only can all theses devices no longer be checked for functionality and swabbed but the extra layer of protection of cabin crew being able to cool down batteries suffering thermal runaway ...

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by ThomasCook
Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK theres no hiding parked aeroplanes now
Replies: 189
Views: 48044

Re: EK theres no hiding parked aeroplanes now

Thomas cook, go and re-read the original post, have a sneaky peek at why I said there are 777's at DWC..etc The photo posted by emiratesdriver is from DXB not DWC as referred to in the original post. The photo is also a shot of the maintainance base. It means nothing and is totally out of context f...

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by ThomasCook
Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK theres no hiding parked aeroplanes now
Replies: 189
Views: 48044

Re: EK theres no hiding parked aeroplanes now

The photo posted by emiratesdriver is from DXB not DWC as referred to in the original post. The photo is also a shot of the maintainance base. It means nothing and is totally out of context for the original post. Taking a brief look at an airfield and seeing parked aircraft and making a determinatio...

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by ThomasCook
Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK theres no hiding parked aeroplanes now
Replies: 189
Views: 48044

Re: EK theres no hiding parked aeroplanes now

To my knowledge, there are a couple of active 773s in short term storage. Other then that, they are all any 77Es and 773s that were WFU last year. Many were ferried to DWC and ocassionally conduct test flights DWC-DWC. The engineer is right, with an expanding 77W and A388 fleet, there is no room to ...

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by ThomasCook
Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN News 57. No Stopping Chinese Links..
Replies: 351
Views: 76936

Re: MAN News 57. No Stopping Chinese Links..

Don't worry too much if you saw the first video posted by MEN yesterday as Manchester will not be looking anything like that. That's due to the fact they posted a video of the new Melbourne T4 instead of Manchester!

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by ThomasCook
Sun Jan 22, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates and FLL
Replies: 37
Views: 6554

Re: Emirates and FLL

I heard that every flight is sold out(from a friend who works at FLL). full of low yielding passengers. Must be another Emirates flight that gets subsidized by the UAE Gov't. No other airline in the world would even consider a route like that, no chance to make money of off low yielding fares. I as...

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by ThomasCook
Fri Jan 06, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is EK bubble about to burst and what it means for Boeing and Airbus
Replies: 262
Views: 56835

Re: Is EK bubble about to burst and what it means for Boeing and Airbus

Latest news, Pilots not being able to leave company provided accommodation as there is now a freeze on being able to receive the allowance. Cabin crew being asked to take unpaid leave. Onboard service cuts and price hikes. All this with a back drop of "we are innovators and market leaders"...

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by ThomasCook
Wed Nov 30, 2016 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Dubai to Warsaw A380 on 10 FEB 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1956

Re: On 10 Feb 17 EK179/180 Dxb-Waw-Dxb on A380

WAW often operates at capacity even during quieter times of the year. I imagine they would deploy the 2 class A380 on this route akin to CPH.

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by ThomasCook
Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways intends to introduce BOB catering in Jan 2017
Replies: 108
Views: 18847

Re: British Airways intends to introduce BOB catering in Jan 2017

It is sad to see support for this change due to the way BA has manipulated the situation. In a matter of just a few years, they have gone from offering decent catering on short haul flights in Economy to offering such a poor choice that customers are now happy to be charged for same options they use...

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by ThomasCook
Thu Jul 21, 2016 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ launches SIN-MAN-IAH from Oct 30, DME-IAH axed
Replies: 102
Views: 19333

Re: SQ to launch SIN-MAN-IAH?

And here it is from SQ;

Singapore Airlines to fly direct to Manchester

Thanks
ThomasCook

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by ThomasCook
Thu May 05, 2016 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Qantas Pilot Uniform
Replies: 16
Views: 6104

RE: New Qantas Pilot Uniform

Wow so much negativity surrounding a new design that is ultimately going to stand out from the rest. How many airlines can you distinguish from the pilots uniform alone? Few. They all look the same. The new uniform was needed for consistency with the cabin crew uniform. The current cut is by Morriss...

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by ThomasCook
Sun Mar 13, 2016 7:40 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Concorde Dining: British Airways 380 First IAD-LHR
Replies: 12
Views: 18577

RE: Concorde Dining: British Airways 380 First IAD-LHR

Hello, Nice report, thanks for taking the time. <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/classiclover" class="quote" target="_blank">classiclover</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread ...

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by ThomasCook
Sat Mar 12, 2016 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Uniforms For 2016-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 10319

RE: New Uniforms For 2016-2017

Hey,

Look out for a new design from Emirates late this year. Its out on trials with a select few at the moment.

ThomasCook

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by ThomasCook
Thu Nov 19, 2015 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas LHR Base Expanding Or Topping Up?
Replies: 8
Views: 4625

RE: Qantas LHR Base Expanding Or Topping Up?

RyanairGuru You are somewhat misinformed. Turn over out of <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> base is actually extremely low. The reason for the expansion in base numbers is due to an increase in flying by <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), Uni...

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by ThomasCook
Wed Oct 07, 2015 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Boeing Doing Away With The 787 E-tint Windows?
Replies: 104
Views: 26679

RE: Is Boeing Doing Away With The 787 E-tint Windows?

Hi, Clearly the primary reason that the crew are given control over the windows is so that they can be 'locked' up for takeoff and landing. A friend of mine told me on an <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> 787 last week, some off the window where U/S at doors and covered by cardboard by the cr...

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by ThomasCook
Sat Oct 03, 2015 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Does Boeing Win Airbus For UK Carriers
Replies: 53
Views: 14820

RE: How Does Boeing Win Airbus For UK Carriers

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/jfk777" class="quote" target="_blank">jfk777</a> (<a href="#14" class="quote">Reply 14</a>):<br/><i><acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym...

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by ThomasCook
Mon Sep 21, 2015 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Try Finnair A350 On A Number Of Euro Flights
Replies: 36
Views: 15732

RE: Try Finnair A350 On A Number Of Euro Flights

Hi, Well Finnair have now announced a four day delay to EIS and the first route will now be <acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM), Netherlands">AMS</acronym> on the 9/10. Thanks to this, I have been left enraged as I booked myself on the 6/10 <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL...

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by ThomasCook
Fri Jul 31, 2015 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF A330 Upgrade Status
Replies: 64
Views: 9022

RE: QF A330 Upgrade Status

Hi,

QPI rolls out today and will enter service on QF61 BNE-NRT tomorrow.

Thanks
ThomasCook

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by ThomasCook
Wed Jul 15, 2015 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR Terminal 3 Gate Usage
Replies: 14
Views: 3734

RE: LHR Terminal 3 Gate Usage

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/HNL" class="quote" target="_blank">HNL</a> (<a href="#6" class="quote">Reply 6</a>):<br/><i>The <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> Fi...

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