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by LX138
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe to become Virgin Connect in 2020
Replies: 150
Views: 33843

Re: Flybe to become Virgin Connect in 2020

As someone who is quite family with Delta, I recommend to the Brits on this board that you throw out your preconceptions. Delta's DNA is all over this deal at the strategy level. What you see today will be unrecognizable in five years. Enjoy the ride. Hi Jetlanta - thanks for your comments. Would y...

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by LX138
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe to become Virgin Connect in 2020
Replies: 150
Views: 33843

Re: Flybe to become Virgin Connect in 2020

It's going to be interesting. Their current route network is not sustainable. As expected, the suggestions of codeshares here, there and everywhere have been made which is not a wise suggestion. What Flybe/VS Connect desperately need is feed in their direction - high yield business that can sustain ...

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by LX138
Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Loganair over-stretching themselves?
Replies: 10
Views: 3616

Re: Are Loganair over-stretching themselves?

At one point them seemed to operate almost every regional airliner going, which cannot be efficient for planning and crewing. That said, they do rely on a lot of subsidy flying - good for them, and this seems to see them through. I've taken the NOR-MAN service a few times, one of the more bizarre do...

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by LX138
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 690
Views: 119661

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Are they any plans to renovate T3? The airside departures area is dreadfully dated now. The arrivals area is too, reminds me of a bus shelter terminal.

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by LX138
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What should Philippine Airlines do to make money?
Replies: 91
Views: 10328

Re: What should Philippine Airlines do to make money?

My brief analysis as a European looking at their existing set-up: - PAL is fairly well governed, operationally stable, even if not efficient with its overheads or management structure. The training of its workforce is good and safety in recent years has also been pretty good. Modern fleet. - They ho...

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by LX138
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe reveals updated livery
Replies: 77
Views: 12154

Re: Flybe reveals updated livery

New scheme looks good. Less 'supermarket home range' now and more 'premium' feeling to it.
With the launch of their own Avios platform soon - that should hopefully help them too.

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by LX138
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe reveals updated livery
Replies: 77
Views: 12154

Re: Flybe New Livery??

Maybe even a name change. You know what they are like!

On the other hand, it does proove they aren't completely run by accountants..

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by LX138
Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Exeter Airport
Replies: 152
Views: 13391

Re: Future of Exeter Airport

chunhimlai wrote:
The southwest England is the region which has the least intercontinental service in UK.




I'm assuming you meant European service rather than intercontinental?

The UK can commit to runways, just not in the South East as much.

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by LX138
Tue May 01, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Viability of LHR-KIX route
Replies: 27
Views: 5256

Re: Viability of LHR-KIX route

It is precisely the fact that there is already service from KIX to AMS, FRA, CDG and HEL that a flight to LHR isn't feasible. To be clear, BA has plenty of slot capacity at LHR, what they lack is longhaul aircraft which they choose to operate other more profitable routes. As people have mentioned t...

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by LX138
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways LHR O&D routes
Replies: 21
Views: 4156

Re: British Airways LHR O&D routes

As no one else has speculated on the more O&D routes yet so I will, so will go with:

MIA
LAS
AGP
GIB

Not suggesting any move to LGW though as said above there is a reason these run from LHR...

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by LX138
Sun Dec 24, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Biggest short haul markets not served by IAG from LON
Replies: 35
Views: 6344

Re: Biggest short haul markets not served by IAG from LON

All the destinations you have quoted British Airways have previously served except for Minsk which I highly doubt that they would fly to as the demand is not there and any traffic on the route is taken care of by the Belarusian flag carrier Belavia from LGW to MSK. [/quote] Why is there no demand i...

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by LX138
Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Biggest short haul markets not served by IAG from LON
Replies: 35
Views: 6344

Re: Biggest short haul markets not served by IAG from LON

I would say biggest unserved: Ankara Antalya Bremen Dresden Guernsey Minsk - def think they need to try this one Shannon maybe? Obviously the competition is tough And one or two from: Skope, Ljubljana, Pristina. Defintely agree with poster on CMN too, thats growing. Not sure why they are dropping MP...

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by LX138
Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How would VY and IAG fit in a Europe where both the U.K. and Catalonia are no longer EU members?
Replies: 59
Views: 7246

Re: How would VY and IAG fit in a Europe where both the U.K. and Catalonia are no longer EU members?

Yes but Morocco at least indicated that it wants full involvement in the ECAA.

The UK isn't removing these laws either, although we are still some way off getting to the aviation detail in any changes that may or may not happen.

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by LX138
Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How would VY and IAG fit in a Europe where both the U.K. and Catalonia are no longer EU members?
Replies: 59
Views: 7246

Re: How would VY and IAG fit in a Europe where both the U.K. and Catalonia are no longer EU members?

There is the area called the European Common Aviation Area which some have referred to above which a state does not need to be a member of to be part of and allows non regulated access/flights between members. The EU has been most keen to get as many countries signed up to liberalize aviation and de...

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by LX138
Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded
Replies: 391
Views: 68613

Re: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded

I feel sick that Monarch is going, such a great airline with great staff, hope they all secure a good future quickly.

Like many, so many good memories of childhood that were defined by airlines such as Monarch.

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by LX138
Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Badly Named (Or Branded) Airlines.
Replies: 152
Views: 10615

Re: Badly Named (Or Branded) Airlines.

I think FAT wins awards for this, surprised they still haven't changed their name. Muk Air Uni Air - also always think of it as some cheap student outfit when in fact its a proper regional airline. Kiss Air - jeeze Solaseed Air - sounds like sow the seed! Peach - seems to be a fruit theme these days...

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by LX138
Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Monarch miss a trick?
Replies: 25
Views: 5111

Re: Did Monarch miss a trick?

Couldn't agree more on the long-haul path. They are getting eaten alive by the LCC's at the moment. The Carribbean/Indian Ocean/Vegas idea is definitely a way to go - that's exactly what they used to be (on top of a good short haul business). I still there there is enough capacity to be offered on t...

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by LX138
Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could UK to Dubai (or another UAE airport) be the next long haul single aisle aircraft low cost airline destination?
Replies: 29
Views: 5670

Re: Could UK to Dubai (or another UAE airport) be the next long haul single aisle aircraft low cost airline destination?

I think it's unlikely from LON airports as there is already an enormous amount of capacity with EK and EY to that area. The LoCo's could give it a go but its likely to be to Sharjah or similar and/or from a very provincial UK airport (like Exeter or Humberside etc), the reasoning being is that those...

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by LX138
Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Worst Liveries?
Replies: 34
Views: 3261

Re: Worst Liveries?

I've always liked the Philippines scheme, a timeless classic. Yes the font could be updated but then they'd only be jumping on the bandwagon with something new. Iberia - the designer needs naming and shaming, one of the biggest mess-ups in livery history. I mean what were they thinking? China Easter...

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by LX138
Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airBaltic to launch Riga - Abu Dhabi service
Replies: 12
Views: 3439

Re: airBaltic to launch Riga - Abu Dhabi service

Yes and he says 'fleet before' - I interpret that as they 'could have flown there when they had the 757'. Tut tut!. Infact they could get there with a DC3 if that had a tech stop but I'll let him off on that one.

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by LX138
Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airBaltic to launch Riga - Abu Dhabi service
Replies: 12
Views: 3439

Re: airBaltic to launch Riga - Abu Dhabi service

The CEO states it's a route 'which we were not able to serve with our fleet before' Completely incorrect as they flew the 757 which is more than capable of getting to Abu Dhabi. I hate it when they say these things for marketing purposes! According to some data, the 737-500 (which they currently run...

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by LX138
Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG orders Long Range A321Neo's for Aer Lingus
Replies: 51
Views: 13261

Re: IAG orders Long Range A321Neo's for Aer Lingus

Seems like a good choice to replace the 757's. They definitely wont be using them from a feed perspective though. I'd say the yields on DUB-xxx US cities are probably fairly low as it is and feeding people through DUB can potentially see that yield dive lower. Yes people do connect via DUB but EI ha...

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by LX138
Fri Dec 30, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA at MAN
Replies: 130
Views: 20590

Re: BA at MAN

There's going to be passengers on packages whether its BA or TCX, whether the route is actually making money is a different matter...
On TFS/ACE theres probably sufficient demand for them both eitherhow. That said there are bigger fish to fry than those destinations!

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by LX138
Fri Dec 30, 2016 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG to launch long haul flights from BCN next S17.
Replies: 148
Views: 34865

Re: IAG to launch long haul flights from BCN next S17.

I think the 332 would be pushed on BCN-NRT though, and they would want a high density config too which wouldn't help. EI - no way are they going to be running long haul out of BCN, they have very little brand recognition within continental Europe and the long haul operation on equipment is running v...

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by LX138
Fri Dec 30, 2016 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA at MAN
Replies: 130
Views: 20590

Re: BA at MAN

I think its possible to grow some long haul routes East or West but you have to be very choosy over what you start. I don't think DFW would work as the city would need to be place that at least half of the Manchester folk would actually want to stop and visit IMO (one a regular, year round basis). S...

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by LX138
Wed Dec 28, 2016 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA at MAN
Replies: 130
Views: 20590

Re: BA at MAN

Of the MAN-Australia and/or NZ traffic I bet BA has less that 0.5% market share (and I think that's being generous). That's a pretty big market they could try to tap into. It is but it's almost entirely O&D and leisure. As the last poster just pointed out, if they are only willing to operate th...

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by LX138
Tue Dec 27, 2016 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA at MAN
Replies: 130
Views: 20590

Re: BA at MAN

Why are IAG no longer funnelling through DUB? (Perhaps I've missed something?) They are but it's unlikely to be 'any more' than they used to, the capacity is not there at the moment. Fair point with VS, but it is harder for BA to expand at LHR if their UK regional traffic declines due to direct ser...

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by LX138
Tue Dec 27, 2016 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA at MAN
Replies: 130
Views: 20590

Re: BA at MAN

3 - VS have made great strides at MAN and are no longer offering leisure only routes. It is reasonable to assume that in 2018 they will offer the following routes from MAN: ATL, JFK, SFO, BOS, MCO, BGI, LAS, LAX (2018) and MIA (2018). That is a lot of market lost to BA. Furthermore, they are using ...

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by LX138
Mon Oct 24, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pondering Oneworld without Air Berlin
Replies: 35
Views: 7347

Re: Pondering Oneworld without Air Berlin

My view is that the alliance game globally has completely stalled. There has been little mention of recent movement of airlines in or out of any of the big 3 alliances and cross-alliance and hybrid/lo-co partnerships are instead now forming. What this means is AB's inclusion in or out of Oneworld is...

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by LX138
Mon Oct 24, 2016 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AVRO RJ100 Lands on St. Helena
Replies: 109
Views: 19141

Re: AVRO RJ100 Lands on St. Helena

The Avro RJ takes off and more importantly lands at a slower speed than the 737 and I'm going to take a punt that that goes in it's favour in getting into HLE better than the Boeing does, on top of the short field performance. Theres loads of Avros around and if one wants to take one on but theres c...

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by LX138
Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ranking from quietest to noisiest aircraft cabins.
Replies: 22
Views: 21688

Re: Ranking from quietest to noisiest aircraft cabins.

I would say:

Jets, starting with quietest first:

A340
A330
E Jets
777
32S

Some of the worst:
732
MD80

Props,

ATR
ATP
F50
S2000
Dash 8 400 - the worst out there, even though it's the newest!

Can't comment on some types I've not been on.

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by LX138
Thu Aug 04, 2016 10:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do You Use An Airline App On Your Smartphone?
Replies: 36
Views: 2690

Re: Do You Use An Airline App On Your Smartphone?

I have and use the BA and EZY apps, both good for functionality and downloading mobile boarding passes. Had the EI app briefly which I can tell you is the worst I have used.

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by LX138
Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying Rare / Classic Aircraft In 2016 (Q1)
Replies: 66
Views: 10181

Re: Flying Rare / Classic Aircraft In 2016 (Q1)

Just planning a trip on Trade Air (operated by Base Air/Croatia) on the DBV-SPU flight which another source says is on a Embraer 120, however looking on Flightaware it seems a Jetstream 32 seems to have done the last few flights! I am trying to get on the Embraer (as nice as the rare J32 also is!), ...

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by LX138
Fri Jul 22, 2016 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of Turkish Airlines
Replies: 116
Views: 22291

Re: The Future of Turkish Airlines

How will they deal with the steep decrease in demand? I think it's a bit too early to talk about steep decreases in demand. Things will dip after attacks, naturally, but that is no indicator of future developments.[/quote] I think that's a huge indicator is it not?! That instability of peace is one...

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by LX138
Fri Jul 22, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which airline should I choose from LON-HAV? AC, UX, AF, IB, KL or VS?
Replies: 13
Views: 845

Re: Which airline should I choose from LON-HAV? AC, UX, AF, IB, KL or VS?

I would stick with VS, that's going to be the best product getting there. Wouldn't dream of IB to HAV. It's generally one of their least well yeilding routes. The AC idea with the onboard visa does sound appealing but I can't imagine the experience would better VS.

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by LX138
Mon Jul 18, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AVRO RJ routes, 2016?
Replies: 17
Views: 2254

Re: AVRO RJ routes, 2016?

Dear A.netters. As you all probably know, the tiny British cigartube with four hairdryers, is soon to join the list of extinct airliners. Thus, I would love to get the chance to log a few of these jumboliners before it's too late, I know that City Jet operates regular flights from AMS to LCY (RJ 85...

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by LX138
Mon Mar 07, 2016 8:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying Rare / Classic Aircraft In 2016 (Q1)
Replies: 66
Views: 10181

RE: Flying Rare / Classic Aircraft In 2016 (Q1)

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/zkeoj" class="quote" target="_blank">zkeoj</a> (<a href="#52" class="quote">Reply 52</a>):<br/><i>Thanks - I got those as well, but LX138 referr...

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by LX138
Fri Feb 05, 2016 4:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying Rare / Classic Aircraft In 2016 (Q1)
Replies: 66
Views: 10181

RE: Flying Rare / Classic Aircraft In 2016 (Q1)

Funny how 12 months ago Aurigny were shouting about how the Trislander only had 'weeks left in service' and here we are a year later and they are still covering most of the network! Latest on the ATP: if you are looking to catch one the new Estonian airline Nordic Aviation Group are leasing 2 from N...

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by LX138
Wed Dec 30, 2015 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Direct LCY–SDV Possible?
Replies: 16
Views: 5559

RE: Direct LCY–SDV Possible?

Wheres the demand? I think biz traffic between the two cities would limit the success of a <acronym title="London - City (LCY / EGLC), United Kingdom">LCY</acronym> flight would it not? If someone was really wanting to run it I think a payload restricted A318 could make it. The standard range perfor...

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by LX138
Sat Dec 26, 2015 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are UK Pax Worse Off Without Virgin Red?
Replies: 18
Views: 7184

RE: Are UK Pax Worse Off Without Virgin Red?

We are worse off due to the lack of <acronym title="British Midland">BD</acronym>, not Little Red. <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/S75752" class="quote" target="_blank">S75752<...

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by LX138
Wed Dec 23, 2015 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Supports 11x Routes With Air Connectivity Fund
Replies: 26
Views: 5413

RE: UK Supports 11x Routes With Air Connectivity Fund

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/gilesdavies" class="quote" target="_blank">gilesdavies</a> (<a href="#16" class="quote">Reply 16</a>):<br/><i>I do not agree with many of these ...

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by LX138
Mon Nov 30, 2015 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Flies JER-LGW, Why Not LHR?
Replies: 38
Views: 7773

RE: BA Flies JER-LGW, Why Not LHR?

I think a 2 x daily <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> route could work, but it would probably have to replace the <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW</acronym> service or at least equivalent flight times as there is currently...

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by LX138
Sat Nov 21, 2015 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR Mulls LGW
Replies: 21
Views: 4416

RE: QR Mulls LGW

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Qatara340" class="quote" target="_blank">Qatara340</a> (<a href="#19" class="quote">Reply 19</a>):<br/><i>I think that <acronym title="London - ...

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by LX138
Fri Nov 20, 2015 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR Mulls LGW
Replies: 21
Views: 4416

RE: QR Mulls LGW

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

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by LX138
Mon Jun 29, 2015 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last Aurigny Trislander Flight Today?
Replies: 9
Views: 3607

RE: Last Aurigny Trislander Flight Today?

Probably the longest phasing-out-programme there's been! One minute they are all going next week, the next minute it's next month, then only last month the <acronym title="Aurigny Air Services (United Kingdom) and Gemini Air Cargo (USA)">GR</acronym> CEO said they could fly for another year! Sounds ...

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by LX138
Fri Jun 12, 2015 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will We See Philippine Airlines In Oneworld?
Replies: 16
Views: 7771

RE: Will We See Philippine Airlines In Oneworld?

I doubt it. I don't really see what they would bring.

And despite what you read about MH, they are still a sizable operation with a significant Asian-Pacific network.

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by LX138
Tue Jun 02, 2015 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus To Save British Airways
Replies: 66
Views: 21024

RE: Aer Lingus To Save British Airways

The addition of <acronym title="Dublin (- Collinstown) (DUB / EIDW), Ireland">DUB</acronym> as a hub will be in addition to what connections/services are available now to the UK regions. There won't be any shift in capacity from <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</ac...

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by LX138
Tue Jun 02, 2015 12:14 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cityjetting To London On The RJ85
Replies: 16
Views: 7227

RE: Cityjetting To London On The RJ85

Good report and cool pictures. It looks very nice inside that place, not worn at all from what you can see. <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/countvis" class="quote" target="_bla...

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by LX138
Fri May 29, 2015 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: After EI, Who's Next For Consolidation?
Replies: 24
Views: 4352

RE: After EI, Who's Next For Consolidation?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/OA260" class="quote" target="_blank">OA260</a> (<a href="#13" class="quote">Reply 13</a>):<br/><i><acronym title="Niagara Falls - International ...

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by LX138
Fri May 29, 2015 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: After EI, Who's Next For Consolidation?
Replies: 24
Views: 4352

RE: After EI, Who's Next For Consolidation?

TP would be the obvious one as it's current up for sale. I can't see Avianca having much success owning it with the strings the government are tying to the sale. So it might get sold, then sold again. <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helv...

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