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by ThomasCook
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA service to Australia over the years
Replies: 45
Views: 6620

Re: BA service to Australia over the years

BA has always been at a disadvantage being the the Western End of the long route to Oceana, QF and NZ struggled too, NZ are no longer operating to Europe and QF had UK-based cabin crew for quite a few years. I think BA did have cabin crew bases in Asia prior to the introduction of MF, Im not sure i...

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by ThomasCook
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: RAF's VIP A330 MRTT getting 'Austin Powers' Repaint
Replies: 91
Views: 9233

Re: RAF's VIP A330 MRTT getting 'Austin Powers' Repaint

Looks like a charter airline now. Wouldn't be out of place in TFS or CFU.

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by ThomasCook
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB announces the retirement of A346 fleet
Replies: 90
Views: 19671

Re: IB announces the retirement of A346 fleet

IB has some problems - it's not a strong carrier -, which is very obvious in this crisis: -MAD geography is crap for intra-European connections. -MAD is not a tourist hot spot. -IB relies heavily on America. Without America, IB is essentially, nothing. -IB did not prioritise cargo - despite one of ...

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by ThomasCook
Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Emirates have to completely change business model?
Replies: 17
Views: 2483

Re: Will Emirates have to completely change business model?

I think Dubai will see a huge decline with global warming. Who is going to want to live and vacation in a place so hot? Last 2 years it’s actually been noticeably colder here than previous years during summer. Obviously you’ve never been here or elsewhere in the Gulf. Global warming canceled then. ...

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by ThomasCook
Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 145
Views: 13751

Re: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2020

Iberia are due to operate a repatriation flight SYD-BKK-MAD on the 30th April;

https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/iberia-sydney-madrid-flight

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by ThomasCook
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FD uses ladder to extract pax from upper deck of a380 on med divert.
Replies: 9
Views: 2546

Re: FD uses ladder to extract pax from upper deck of a380 on med divert.

Depending on the nature and severity of the medical event, location and perhaps even the size of the passenger, it may have proved difficult to move the passenger to the forward stairs and out of ML1 or MR1 as apposed to UL3 (not 1L or 8L). The curvature of the aft stairs would also make it likely i...

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by ThomasCook
Sun Dec 29, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 481
Views: 64251

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

xwb777 wrote:
Emirates to operate an extra A380 flight to Madrid.


Is this a single extra flight or a third daily frequency?

Thanks

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by ThomasCook
Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World's largest single-building satellite concourse ready to open at PVG
Replies: 21
Views: 7227

Re: World's largest single-building satellite concourse ready to open at PVG

Perhaps certain carriers/airports should look to Emirates/DXB for pointers. They can board an A380 or 77W to perfection by bus and depart right on time. I’ve done it many, many times. Although I much prefer boarding by airbridge, it’s a pretty awesome experience boarding an A380 by stairs.

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by ThomasCook
Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Choose A35K for Project Sunrise
Replies: 24
Views: 2475

Qantas Choose A35K for Project Sunrise

Now is the time for a new thread wouldn’t you say? As quoted below https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media-releases/qantas-update-on-project-sunrise/ •Airbus A350 selected as preferred aircraft (no order placed) •Deadline for confirming delivery slots extended by one month •Regulatory support for ul...

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by ThomasCook
Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 217960

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines News and Discussion Thread

Sure, and I don't work for them. I value stability. Don't really care where you work. Your thoughts at this time aren't stable. Thomas Cook isn't either. Your smugness is both saddening and unwelcome. I hope for your sake that whichever 'stable' business you work for, never finds itself in this pos...

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by ThomasCook
Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 217960

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines News and Discussion Thread

Super sad day and I can't begin to imagine how the crew and staff group-wide must be feeling right now. I can only equate it to how I imagine I'd feel.

Another iconic company is disappearing. Thank you for the memories from childhood to now. You will be sorely missed Thomas Cook. Over and out.

:(

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by ThomasCook
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 84664

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: 346
Views: 84664

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: 346
Views: 84664

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: 346
Views: 84664

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: 6375

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: 15025

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: 8010

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: 8908

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: 7882

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: 8228

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: 3839

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: 7775

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: 30671

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: 23506

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: 23506

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: 3191

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: 62175

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: 28603

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: 8207

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: 32420

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: 12213

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: 21024

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: 21024

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: 21024

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: 21024

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: 7868

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: 4298

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: 42282

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: 1097

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: 42282

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: 28127

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: 42282

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: 48445

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: 48445

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: 48445

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: 77796

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: 6638

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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