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by BasilFawlty
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many 737NG's has been converted to freighter so far?
Replies: 7
Views: 1184

Re: How many 737NG's has been converted to freighter so far?

-700:
Alaska Airlines 3
SpiceJet 3

-800:
Air Algerie 1
ASL Airlines Belgium 2
ATRAN 2
Ethiopian 2
Southern Air 4
SpiceJet 1
West Atlantic UK 4

Have I missed any?

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by BasilFawlty
Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian closes MAD base; cancels ARN, CPH, CTA, DBV, KEF, LPA, PMI, TFN.
Replies: 68
Views: 15387

Re: Norwegian closes MAD base; cancels ARN, CPH, CTA, DBV, KEF, LPA, PMI, TFN.

Probably nowhere, with again a few NG's leaving the fleet.

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by BasilFawlty
Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why doesn't KL and BA fly to Casablanca(CMN)?
Replies: 13
Views: 3090

Re: Why doesn't KL and BA fly to Casablanca(CMN)?

HV operates AMS-CMN with KL codesharing.

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by BasilFawlty
Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Gatwick Slots - Willie Walsh
Replies: 53
Views: 11899

Re: Thomas Cook Gatwick Slots - Willie Walsh

jetwet1 wrote:
How many slots did Thomas Cook have ?

8 based 321’s doing four sectors a day and 1 based 332 for longhaul. I would say the number of slots would be something in the region of 17 daily slot pairs.

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by BasilFawlty
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who will take Thomas Cook’s planes
Replies: 63
Views: 12195

Re: Who will take Thomas Cook’s planes

VS are prime candidates for the TCX* series A332’s at around 10-11 years old. They are perfect aircraft to expand the MAN ops and fill some of the long haul void left by TCX. Why on earth would they want to add three more oddballs to an existing fleet of just four other temporary oddballs which wil...

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by BasilFawlty
Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet Heathrow ambitions ..
Replies: 23
Views: 4934

Re: Easyjet Heathrow ambitions ..

Easyjet at Heathrow is a waste, when the third runway does arrive full service airline from around the world will fill its slots day one. There are plenty London airports for the LCC airlines. You are aware that a large part of the current slots are already in the hands of a LCC airline? It's calle...

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by BasilFawlty
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS 737-600 Retirement
Replies: 74
Views: 11745

Re: SAS 737-600 Retirement

PhilMcCrackin wrote:
marcogr12 wrote:
Westjet is just about the only one left that operates them in significant numbers. JANET has a handful and Air Algeria has a few, but that's about it.

69 built, after SAS retires their last 3 there will be 30 left: WestJet 13, Janet 6, Tunisair 6, Air Algerie 5.

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by BasilFawlty
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News & Expansion
Replies: 227
Views: 23176

Re: Wizz Air News & Expansion

Blerg wrote:
Diplomats and government officials. Even EU officials in Cyprus (Commission and Parliament) fly with Aegean via Athens, they have some sort of a corporate agreement with them.

If that’s true then what’s the purpose of Ryanair flying BRU-LCA-BRU? As that’s a PSO route.

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by BasilFawlty
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe operations Exeter
Replies: 14
Views: 2512

Re: Flybe operations Exeter

A380MSN004 wrote:
Is there an official reason from Flybe explaining why they are removing some of the E Jets from the fleet?

They never liked them, they’ve been trying to offload them for years now.

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by BasilFawlty
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747 with 550 onboard hard landing in Nigeria
Replies: 38
Views: 18015

Re: B747 with 550 onboard hard landing in Nigeria

Any picture so we can see for ourselves if it exited the runway ? I second this comment. Surely there must be some photos at least, even though we know it didn’t leave the runway. I agree as well. I can't seem to find any photos for some reason, which is surprising because you would think that ther...

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by BasilFawlty
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747 with 550 onboard hard landing in Nigeria
Replies: 38
Views: 18015

Re: B747 with 550 onboard hard landing in Nigeria

bennett123 wrote:
According to Flightradar24, it landed at Kano at 13:26 on the 5th.

By 19:49, it had flown to Jeddah.

By 09:38 the next day it had flown back to Lagos.

Clearly no significant repairs had been needed.

The incident was on the 7th and the aircraft is still on the ground at Minna since.

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by BasilFawlty
Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your least favorite aircraft type ?
Replies: 104
Views: 7451

Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

Everything from the current decade: 737MAX, 777X, 787, A220, A320neo, A330neo, A350, etc. because everything sounds the same and everything looks terrible these days. :talktothehand:

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by BasilFawlty
Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Trip to AMS
Replies: 23
Views: 1458

Re: Trip to AMS

I definitely want to check out Haarlem. And I’ve read that residents of the area sometimes find tourists annoying, so I’m going to be the best tourist I can. I live in the historic centre of Haarlem and in general I don’t mind tourists. With your attitude of behaving properly you should be fine. I ...

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by BasilFawlty
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HV announces RTM-EDI/BIO/PEG
Replies: 10
Views: 1469

Re: HV announces RTM-EDI/BIO/PEG

sunking737 wrote:
Anyone know how many HV jets are going to SY this winter in the US??

2x 738.

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by BasilFawlty
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HV announces RTM-EDI/BIO/PEG
Replies: 10
Views: 1469

Re: HV announces RTM-EDI/BIO/PEG

flyjay123 wrote:
EDI is the first British destination for HV from the Netherlands


HV used to fly LGW - AMS not sure when it stopped.[/quote]
They also flew AMS-STN, RTM-STN, RTM-LTN and AMS-PIK.

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by BasilFawlty
Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair: 11 extra planes, 27 new routes in Poland
Replies: 20
Views: 4091

Re: Ryanair: 11 extra planes, 27 new routes in Poland

From the closure of other bases, such as TFS, LPA, ACE and FAO.

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by BasilFawlty
Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aigle Azur will go into receivership
Replies: 109
Views: 20716

Re: Updated: Aigle Azur will go into receivership

It probably means they'll stop operating September 11th.

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by BasilFawlty
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK aircraft retirement thread.
Replies: 30
Views: 4448

Re: UK aircraft retirement thread.

British airways- A319- older examples are currently being withdrawn, 15 more are due to leave by the end of 2020. Believe G-EUOH & G-EUPX will leave in this month . Sep 19: G-EUOE/H Oct 19: G-EUPX Nov 19: G-EUOB/C/D/F/G/I Dec 19: G-EUPE Jan 20: G-EUPW Sep 20: G-EUPA Oct 20: G-EUPB Sep 20: G-EUP...

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by BasilFawlty
Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MINT and other Service Cuts to JetBlue, starting 9/1
Replies: 164
Views: 23124

Re: MINT and other Service Cuts to JetBlue, starting 9/1

The same applies to cutting the cleaning crew down to 1 person on the turn, it will not improve turn times and passengers will quickly notice dirty airplanes unless B6 expects their FA's to step in and become de facto cleaners in between flights. Why not? Several European LCC's have been doing this...

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by BasilFawlty
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How long do you think the Airbus A220 Family will be in service?
Replies: 17
Views: 2010

Re: How long do you think the Airbus A220 Family will be in service?

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
EMB 190.

:confused: Almost 600 E190’s have been delivered so far, nearly identical to the E175 numbers.

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by BasilFawlty
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News & Expansion
Replies: 227
Views: 23176

Re: Wizz Air News & Expansion

Beauvais has a very strict night curfew, which is also the main reason why Ryanair hasn’t opened a base there so far.

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by BasilFawlty
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't the B753 sell better?
Replies: 136
Views: 25021

Re: Why didn't the B753 sell better?

2 Thomas Cook Airlines Actually these were ordered and operated by JMC Air in the first few years. ;) but the bigger issue is that there won't be a market for the airplane as a flying aircraft if none of the three existing RR 753 operators want it. We don't know that yet, so far it seems only Condo...

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by BasilFawlty
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News & Expansion
Replies: 227
Views: 23176

Re: Wizz Air News & Expansion

Blue Air has a base in LCA and they overfly Turkey, so most likely not true.

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by BasilFawlty
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't the B753 sell better?
Replies: 136
Views: 25021

Re: Why didn't the B753 sell better?

They are all flying:

United Airlines 21
Delta Air Lines 16
Condor 15
Icelandair 2
Arkia 1

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by BasilFawlty
Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't the B753 sell better?
Replies: 136
Views: 25021

Re: Why didn't the B753 sell better?

Interesting, thanks for the update. My bet would be Icelandair.

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by BasilFawlty
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do some airlines/airports still rip off a portion of your boarding pass at boarding?
Replies: 10
Views: 3243

Re: Why do some airlines/airports still rip off a portion of your boarding pass at boarding?

No, I’ve worked as a gate agent and it’s solely for counting purposes, as soon as the flight is gone everything goes in the bin. :biggrin:

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by BasilFawlty
Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Japan to Amsterdam
Replies: 20
Views: 2754

Re: Japan to Amsterdam

hooverman wrote:
JAL dropped AMS a few years ago. They flew the 744 daily for years.

And after that with the 772 for many years, plus several cargo flights every week. They had a quite sizeable operation at AMS once.

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by BasilFawlty
Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do some airlines/airports still rip off a portion of your boarding pass at boarding?
Replies: 10
Views: 3243

Re: Why do some airlines/airports still rip off a portion of your boarding pass at boarding?

They become useful when the number of boarded passengers according to the system don’t match with the actual number of passengers on board, so in that case you can count all boarding passes.

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by BasilFawlty
Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QS 737-800 Flies for Nearly 2 1/2 Hours with One Engine Out
Replies: 59
Views: 16132

Re: QS 737-800 Flies for Nearly 2 1/2 Hours with One Engine Out

FriscoHeavy wrote:
Please read prior posts. Landing weight means nothing when you declare an emergency and land.

But they didn’t declare an emergency so technically it wasn’t one. And without being an emergency MLW might still have been relevant. :biggrin:

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by BasilFawlty
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UNITED airlines @ Schiphol
Replies: 57
Views: 9020

Re: UNITED airlines @ Schiphol

Off topic but with such a big presence at AMS does UA outsource their check-in staff/ground staff at AMS or they are directly employed by UA? Check-in/boarding/bagage is currently being done by Aviapartner, I believe they're switching to Swissport later this year, I'm not not sure however. They hav...

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by BasilFawlty
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy Reports Losses Of €164 Million in 2018
Replies: 78
Views: 13352

Re: Air Italy Reports Losses Of €164 Million in 2018

Calling going 14 to 15 aircraft “expand” is really kind of sad knowing circa 2006c Meridiana flew around 5 millions passengers a year with a fleet of around 40 aircraft. Then they merged with Eurofly which was also flying about 30 aircrafts then Air Italy which at 10 aircrafts at the time of the me...

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by BasilFawlty
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Dolomiti to double fleet size
Replies: 13
Views: 3034

Re: Air Dolomiti to double fleet size

Sounds like a cost cutting measure only, like Ryanair does with Ryanair Sun and Malta Air.

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by BasilFawlty
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy Reports Losses Of €164 Million in 2018
Replies: 78
Views: 13352

Re: Air Italy Reports Losses Of €164 Million in 2018

How on earth can you loose 164 million euro while your fleet size is only a dozen of aeroplanes?

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by BasilFawlty
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are there any airlines still ordering A318s?
Replies: 19
Views: 3452

Re: Are there any airlines still ordering A318s?

mozart wrote:
I believe the A318 is no longer in production.

Correct, production ceased in 2013.

Personally I've always wondered why the A318 was never available with IAE engines.

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by BasilFawlty
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flight Reviews: Is Sam Chui a reliable aviation vlogger and reviewer?
Replies: 49
Views: 12863

Re: Flight Reviews: Is Sam Chui a reliable aviation vlogger and reviewer?

Sam Chui is way to fond of himself and finds himself more interesting than the things he’s filming. Could be worse though... Non-stop Dan... :yuck: :yuck: :yuck: :yuck: :yuck: :yuck: I always like the videos of Paul Lucas, Noël Phillips, FlightExperience, PlaneSpottingBerlin, OnBoardHD and Simply Av...

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by BasilFawlty
Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Onwards and Upwards Part 2: Air Canada TLV-YUL-BOS
Replies: 6
Views: 4196

Re: Onwards and Upwards Part 2: Air Canada TLV-YUL-BOS

Nothing to see here, it’s just the regular Air Sinaï CAI-TLV-CAI flight.

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by BasilFawlty
Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you have a trip cancellation horror story?
Replies: 20
Views: 2168

Re: Do you have a trip cancellation horror story?

My family and I were supposed to go to Spain for 10 days this month, but recently my grandmother fell ill and this escalated into an issue thay gave us no option but to cancel our tickets. While I'm glad my grandmother is doing better now, I'm still heartbroken! We had spend MONTHS preparing for th...

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by BasilFawlty
Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Mini Horse Service Animals on Airliners
Replies: 11
Views: 994

Re: Emotional Support MiniHorses on Airliners

dc9super80 wrote:
How come people in other parts of the World, seem able to fly without emotional support animals, but no so in the USA??

Because in other parts of the world people tend to be more uhm ...

... now what’s the word I’m looking for ...

... intelligent!

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by BasilFawlty
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't the B753 sell better?
Replies: 136
Views: 25021

Re: Why didn't the B753 sell better?

IADCA wrote:
In a classically pedantic a.net-style correction, the one that went to FI went in 2018 (I flew on it last year).

Time flies it seems, classic pedantic a.net style correction accepted. ;)

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by BasilFawlty
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet in Berlin
Replies: 15
Views: 3001

Re: easyJet in Berlin

steman wrote:
I don´t remember exactly but I think they have a total of 37 aircraft based between TXL and SXF, making Berlin their biggest station after London.

Currently 31 I believe, 19 at TXL and 12 at SXF.

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by BasilFawlty
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't the B753 sell better?
Replies: 136
Views: 25021

Re: Why didn't the B753 sell better?

Boarding and deboarding shouldn't be a big deal as long as you use one of the two forward doors and the door at the rear. Well, you chose to fly with TCX that put in a lot more seats than anyone else. Uncomparable. 280 seats. Condor has 262 and the legacy airlines about 220. TCX no longer operate th...

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by BasilFawlty
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aigle Azur will go into receivership
Replies: 109
Views: 20716

Re: Aigle Azur at risk of ceasing operations

rouelan wrote:
Some sources say that only part of Algeria will move to CDG

What would be the point of such splitted operations? It doesn't make any sense for a small airline like ZI.

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by BasilFawlty
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair cutting routes , selling planes ?
Replies: 17
Views: 4284

Re: Ryanair cutting routes , selling planes ?

Ryanair is always disposing of frames as new ones come in. Part of their business plan to save the money and the down time of going through complex maintenance checks. Actually they’re slowly moving away from this strategy. They’ve doubled the number of heavy maintenance facilities last year, with ...

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by BasilFawlty
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Europe Transit Inconsistency
Replies: 10
Views: 1572

Re: Europe Transit Inconsistency

From Non-Schengen to Schengen: re-screening and passport control.
From Schengen to Schengen: no re-screening and no passport control.

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by BasilFawlty
Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aigle Azur will go into receivership
Replies: 109
Views: 20716

Re: Aigle Azur at risk of ceasing operations

cityshuttle wrote:
Maybe a good add for EW to purchase ZI

Yes, brilliant, even more loss-making operations for under the EW umbrella. It would fit them quite well actually.

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by BasilFawlty
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: S7 flight runs off end of runway, barely takes off
Replies: 84
Views: 21590

Re: S7 flight runs off end of runway, barely takes off

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Runway_ ... ory_System
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peterinlisbon wrote:
Perhaps aircraft should have some kind of runway length warning.

Something like this? ;)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Runway_ ... ory_System

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by BasilFawlty
Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM launches 3x daily LCY-ANR from Sept. 9.
Replies: 40
Views: 9152

Re: KLM launches 3x daily LCY-ANR from Sept. 9.

PatrickZ80 wrote:
Please let them stop. This route has been tried so many times and failed just as often. It just doesn't work, when do they finally see that?

It used to be quite a healthy route, it failed at previous airlines because they were operating other silly routes from ANR.

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by BasilFawlty
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair UK-based pilots vote to strike.
Replies: 28
Views: 4051

Re: Ryanair UK-based pilots vote to strike.

The gross pay itself is quite good. It’s better than the likes of BA, LS, TCX and TOM.

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