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by flybeq400
Thu Mar 20, 2014 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 38
Replies: 303
Views: 81684

RE: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 38

Apparently Australian <acronym title="Tropic Air (Belize)">PM</acronym> announcing they have found some debris possibly related to MH370. "Aus. <acronym title="Tropic Air (Belize)">PM</acronym>: Satellite has detected objects 'possibly related' to #MH370 search in Indian Ocean, RAAF Orion on way to ...

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by flybeq400
Thu Apr 15, 2010 6:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do You Prefer Asiana Or Korean Air?
Replies: 2
Views: 5596

RE: Do You Prefer Asiana Or Korean Air?

Surely this belongs in Polls and Prefs.... but overall, Asiana wins for me.

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by flybeq400
Sun Apr 04, 2010 9:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: WN And Low Fares
Replies: 26
Views: 5658

RE: WN And Low Fares

So from the info above you have Southwest as the joint cheapest non-stop flights at $299 with the free baggage allowance?? <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/DTWLAX" class="quote"...

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by flybeq400
Fri Aug 14, 2009 8:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any Experience With Merpati Air?
Replies: 17
Views: 8524

RE: Any Experience With Merpati Air?

Considering the alternatives are Trigana air (flew them too, seemed fine although no safety briefing in any language and no lifejackets for an overwater crossing...) or taking the car/pax ferry which takes hours; or taking a relatively expensive and unsafe speedboat - I think the plane is the way to...

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by flybeq400
Fri Aug 14, 2009 7:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any Experience With Merpati Air?
Replies: 17
Views: 8524

RE: Any Experience With Merpati Air?

Hi - yes I've done the short hop from <acronym title="Denpasar / Bali - Ngurah Rai International (DPS / WADD), Indonesia">DPS</acronym> to AMI a couple of times, once on Merpati air. Think it was an ATR-42 if I remember correctly. You should have no issues, however, Merpati in common with many other...

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by flybeq400
Fri Jul 17, 2009 5:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Indonesian Domestic Flights-How To Do It?
Replies: 6
Views: 7919

RE: Indonesian Domestic Flights-How To Do It?

As others mentioned, I'd recommend Air Asia if you want to buy tickets in advance. Lion Air should also allow this, but I've had trouble with their website in the past. For more unusual routes the easiest way is to just pop into any local travel agent when you're there and they will book it for you ...

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by flybeq400
Wed Jul 18, 2007 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Can STN Attract Long-haul Carriers?
Replies: 17
Views: 3814

RE: How Can STN Attract Long-haul Carriers?

Problem with lowering charges is essentially Stansted would be taking business from <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW</acronym> and <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>; and as they're all owned by BAA I doubt this would be we...

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by flybeq400
Wed Jul 18, 2007 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Can STN Attract Long-haul Carriers?
Replies: 17
Views: 3814

RE: How Can STN Attract Long-haul Carriers?

Hopefully AirAsiaX will be there from late this year with cheap flights to KUL.

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by flybeq400
Mon Jul 16, 2007 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Would Ryanair Change Its Old 738s With New?
Replies: 31
Views: 9962

Why Would Ryanair Change Its Old 738s With New?

Simple one this - they are actually getting a better price on the second-hand market from CIT than they originally bought the aircraft from Boeing! Buy low, sell high...

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by flybeq400
Tue Jun 12, 2007 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kid's Cell Phones Worry Airlines
Replies: 73
Views: 9533

RE: Kid's Cell Phones Worry Airlines

The average 747 flight has 6 mobile phones left on whilst on-board. The one thing you will notice if you left your phone on would be the very low battery levels, since it would constantly be acquiring, dropping, and re-acquiring different cell towers. The main reason for not being allowed cell phone...

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by flybeq400
Fri Jun 01, 2007 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Website Down?
Replies: 37
Views: 16494

RE: Ryanair Website Down?

Hi - checked on a variety of machines from various ISPs. Seems to be an intermittent problem with their connection to one of the major backbones. I'd expect it to be fixed ASAP. Losses would run into the $10k's per hour if the site looses connectivity I would guess.

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by flybeq400
Sun Apr 22, 2007 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Happened To The 717
Replies: 33
Views: 10697

RE: What Happened To The 717

Isn't the 717 short field equipped? I know airlines like Bangkok Air use it to some smaller destinations in Asia such as on the <acronym title="Bangkok - Suvarnabhumi International (BKK / VTBS), Thailand">BKK</acronym>-<acronym title="Surat Thani - Samui (USM / VTSM), Thailand">USM</acronym> leg. No...

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by flybeq400
Mon Apr 02, 2007 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Request Advice For Trip With Firefly (Malaysia)
Replies: 2
Views: 2788

RE: Request Advice For Trip With Firefly (Malaysia)

As they are a very new carrier I doubt anyone will have first hand experiences. I would recommend calling the call-center (24hr). I guess if they are run by <acronym title="Malaysia Airlines">MH</acronym> the call center will be very helpful and efficient. I may well be flying them from <acronym tit...

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by flybeq400
Mon Jun 05, 2006 12:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Missing Links - UK Domestic Routes Required?
Replies: 13
Views: 4205

Missing Links - UK Domestic Routes Required?

Hi, I was just wondering which UK domestic air routes (either ones never operating or operated in the past) people think would have potential for a daily (or better) service, possibly with a plane like the Q400. <acronym title="Durham - Tees Valley (Teesside / Middleton St. George) (MME / EGNV), Uni...

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by flybeq400
Fri Jan 13, 2006 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Egypt-UK One-way With UK Charter Airline?
Replies: 13
Views: 4489

RE: Egypt-UK One-way With UK Charter Airline?

Pearson, Sure is I did it just a couple of weeks ago (had to turn a 7 night hol into 5 unfortunately. Go to redseaflights.com and search for one way. I flew Sharm--><acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW</acronym> for £99 all in. The carrier is Astraeus : <a href="http://...

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by flybeq400
Wed Sep 14, 2005 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Ryanair Base At Nema
Replies: 19
Views: 4493

New Ryanair Base At Nema

It seems hot on the heels of yesterdays announcement of a new base at Cork, Ryanair has launched its new base at Nottingham East Midlands Airport. New routes are: DAILY BERLIN 7th MARCH DAILY DERRY 7th MARCH 3 WEEKLY NIMES 7th MARCH 3 WEEKLY CARCASSONNE 8th MARCH 4 WEEKLY NANTES 8th MARCH 3 WEEKLY D...

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by flybeq400
Wed Sep 14, 2005 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will The A318 Be Certified For London City Airport
Replies: 21
Views: 9598

RE: Will The A318 Be Certified For London City Airport

Pawsleykat! I can't believe you crashed into my office!

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by flybeq400
Sat Sep 10, 2005 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Regional Start-ups
Replies: 6
Views: 2787

RE: UK Regional Start-ups

Found some more 'info' on alphaone at this link: <a href="http://www.myadbase.com/marketplace/marketplace_media.pl?media_id_form=1000878" target=_blank>http://www.myadbase.com/marketplace/...ace_media.pl?media_id_form=1000878</a> "regional airline between the isle of wight and london, bristol and bi...

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by flybeq400
Fri Sep 09, 2005 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Regional Start-ups
Replies: 6
Views: 2787

RE: UK Regional Start-ups

On CAX, wasn't there some proposals or chance of investment coming in a few months back. I guess this amounted to not much? Although <acronym title="Newcastle - Woolsington (NCL / EGNT), United Kingdom">NCL</acronym> is close by I think CAX could work as a leisure/business route from gatwick if the ...

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by flybeq400
Fri Sep 09, 2005 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Regional Start-ups
Replies: 6
Views: 2787

UK Regional Start-ups

It seems that the proposed UK regional startup AlphaOne hasn't launched its flights as promised at the start of September. So I was wondering, what you guys think the potential is for the following regional UK routes which aren't yet served: <acronym title="London - City (LCY / EGLC), United Kingdom...

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by flybeq400
Fri Sep 02, 2005 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Axes Flights To Newquay Cornwall
Replies: 23
Views: 4446

RE: Ryanair Axes Flights To Newquay Cornwall

Why should the council run the airport? Couldn't they sell it off? Everyone wins.

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by flybeq400
Fri Aug 26, 2005 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What If...WN's Fuel Vendors Go Chapter 11/7?
Replies: 6
Views: 3525

RE: What If...WN's Fuel Vendors Go Chapter 11/7?

Its likely they are hedged not just against their suppliers; but rather using swaps, forwards, and options to hedge out some of the fuel price volatility. Thus even if Southwest is paying below the current spot market price for jet fuel (taking into acount the hedging strategy); this doesn't mean th...

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by flybeq400
Thu Aug 25, 2005 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NO EU Compensation For BA PAX
Replies: 2
Views: 2878

RE: NO EU Compensation For BA PAX

Yeah if industrial action was covered by any EU policy the compensation costs would kill any airline! The EU is not known for a tough stance against organised labour, to say the least.

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by flybeq400
Wed Aug 24, 2005 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Flybe Look At The ATR42/72-500?
Replies: 2
Views: 4336

RE: Did Flybe Look At The ATR42/72-500?

I doubt it; because it basically sits in the same segment as the Q400 but any benefit there might be (technically or financially) would probably be offset by the higher costs from lack of fleet commonality.

My 2 cents!

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by flybeq400
Wed Aug 24, 2005 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Acmi Lease AOC Requirements
Replies: 2
Views: 6570

Acmi Lease AOC Requirements

If a start up airline wished to 'outsource' its flying to another operator, for example Flightline Ltd. in the UK would it require its own <acronym title="Altenburg - Nobitz (AOC / EDAC), Germany">AOC</acronym>? Or would the flightline <acronym title="Altenburg - Nobitz (AOC / EDAC), Germany">AOC</a...

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by flybeq400
Thu Aug 18, 2005 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do They Estimate Your Weight On Check-in
Replies: 19
Views: 6080

RE: Do They Estimate Your Weight On Check-in

On the Air Arann flights from Connemara to Aran Islands on BN Islander they weight each pax before boarding and then distribute loads appropriately. Thankfully they don't shout out your weight when you stand on the scales!

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by flybeq400
Wed Aug 17, 2005 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Regional UK Airline
Replies: 7
Views: 3452

RE: New Regional UK Airline

The other thing is a few of their routes now compete with FlyBe routes or increased services by other operators. e.g. <acronym title="Liverpool - John Lennon (Speke) (LPL / EGGP), United Kingdom">LPL</acronym>-<acronym title="Southampton - Eastleigh (SOU / EGHI), United Kingdom">SOU</acronym> on Fly...

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by flybeq400
Wed Aug 17, 2005 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Regional UK Airline
Replies: 7
Views: 3452

RE: New Regional UK Airline

The prospectus is very interesting; they've come up with many of the routes that I think would also work well. What I don't understand on the other hand is why fly with such a small aircraft. Why not an ATR or a DH8 instead of the J31? Don't see how average costs are going to be very low with just 1...

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by flybeq400
Wed Aug 17, 2005 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Regional UK Airline
Replies: 7
Views: 3452

RE: New Regional UK Airline

Hmm, sounds suspiciously like the old business plan for Hop Airways. Or possibly something to do with the continuing non-event that is Alpha1?

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by flybeq400
Wed Aug 17, 2005 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New UK Airline?
Replies: 13
Views: 4307

RE: New UK Airline?

The best way to prove everyone wrong is to start selling tickets and generating some cash flow, not issuing court papers. I think this business really could work; but its important to get momentum behind it. Any idea which the start up routes or aircraft are GARPD? Or when ticket sales start; I'd re...

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by flybeq400
Wed Aug 17, 2005 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inter City Airlines
Replies: 2
Views: 4366

RE: Inter City Airlines

More info:
http://www.aerotransport.org/php/go....?query=operator&luck=1&where=28052

Also this airline was founded in 1972 as "Alidair"

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by flybeq400
Wed Aug 17, 2005 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inter City Airlines
Replies: 2
Views: 4366

RE: Inter City Airlines

New one on me; but they had ops at:

Aberdeen
Brussels
East Midlands
Edinburgh
Guernsey

Timetable from 1982 at http://www.timetableimages.com/ttimages/qt.htm

Are they perhaps an ancestor of Eastern?

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by flybeq400
Sat Aug 13, 2005 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New UK Airline?
Replies: 13
Views: 4307

RE: New UK Airline?

Hi, Plans have changed somewhat. A lively discussion over at pprune has more info: <a href="http://www.pprune.org/forums/showthread.php?s=82fef1b70767b4b6a6855ed825c406de&threadid=184480&perpage=15&highlight=alphaone&pagenumber=1" target=_blank>http://www.pprune.org/forums/showthr...15&highlight=alp...

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by flybeq400
Fri Aug 12, 2005 8:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ever Flown On The SH6 Or BNT?
Replies: 12
Views: 6176

RE: Ever Flown On The SH6 Or BNT?

Haven't flown on a Trislander, but flown on a <acronym title="Britannia Germany">BN</acronym> Islander (smaller version, without the 3rd engine) from Connemara to the Aran Islands (Inis Mor); a brilliant experience especially as I was up front on the way back! BTW: does anyone know what the requirem...

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by flybeq400
Tue Aug 02, 2005 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alpha1 Update
Replies: 1
Views: 1321

Alpha1 Update

Hello, For anyone following the fate of Alpha1 (remember them?) who's plan was to start scheduled service between Oxford and Cambridge in southern England (roughly 65 miles); their website has been recently updated. Source: <a href="http://www.flyalpha1.com/" target=_blank>http://www.flyalpha1.com/<...

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by flybeq400
Mon Aug 01, 2005 8:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hotel Recommendations For SIN Please!
Replies: 10
Views: 2252

RE: Hotel Recommendations For SIN Please!

<a href="http://www.asiarooms.com" target=_blank>http://www.asiarooms.com</a> I always use this site when visiting <acronym title="Singapore - Changi (SIN / WSSS), Singapore">SIN</acronym>/<acronym title="Kuala Lumpur - International (Sepang) (KUL / WMKK), Malaysia">KUL</acronym>/<acronym title="Ban...

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by flybeq400
Wed Jun 29, 2005 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 Engine 747!
Replies: 56
Views: 60373

RE: 5 Engine 747!

That is the method for shuttling extra (spare) engines for planes which need a replacement for maintenance reasons in a location without spares on site, as far as I know.

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by flybeq400
Wed Jun 22, 2005 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF & GA, CDG To CGK : Can U Through Check?
Replies: 18
Views: 3476

RE: AF & GA, CDG To CGK : Can U Through Check?

One hour in Singapore is fine for connecting luggage through; and also claiming your boarding passes from the transfer desk (don't go through immigration) will take a matter of minutes. Enjoy your trip; I'll be in <acronym title="Singapore - Changi (SIN / WSSS), Singapore">SIN</acronym>/<acronym tit...

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by flybeq400
Fri Jun 17, 2005 12:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UK To Oz - Suggestions?
Replies: 22
Views: 4073

RE: UK To Oz - Suggestions?

SYD via Bahrain and Singapore? It should be a A343, it was an ex-SQ bird last time I flew (still had Raffles Class insignia).
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Why not just fly Gulf Air all the way from UK-->SYD via Bahrain and Singapore? It should be a A343, it was an ex-SQ bird last time I flew (still had Raffles Class insignia).

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by flybeq400
Wed Jun 15, 2005 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Euromanx Aircraft
Replies: 7
Views: 1889

RE: Euromanx Aircraft

At least they are operating their own flights now (albeit by a German company). Prevoiously they were using DenimAir as an ACMI/branded wet lease provider. I remember they were taken over a few months ago and now have some significant new investment. I wish their fare was lower from <acronym title="...

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by flybeq400
Sat Jun 04, 2005 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyBE What Jet Liner Will They Order?
Replies: 22
Views: 3699

RE: FlyBE What Jet Liner Will They Order?

Maybe the launch customer for the Bombardier C Series?  Smile Well, can only hope!

I'd guess on 737NG for the spanish sunshine routes, with the Q400 taking up the rest - it can match the jets on block times out to around 500nm.

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by flybeq400
Wed Jun 01, 2005 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Zimbabwe Flies DXB-HRE With 1 Pax
Replies: 59
Views: 11235

RE: Air Zimbabwe Flies DXB-HRE With 1 Pax

My most empty flight was on Air Asia from Singapore Changi to Phuket with a grand total of 3 pax (myself included) two days after the tsunami.

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by flybeq400
Sun May 29, 2005 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair - Any Costs Not Yet Cut?
Replies: 26
Views: 3203

RE: Ryanair - Any Costs Not Yet Cut?

I quite like the rip out carpet and put in lino idea. Save on cleaning costs and generally make the plane cleaner. I really can't understand the use of carpet in places like trains, buses, and busy pubs in the UK - strikes me as pretty gross! What about seating - could the seats be made from leather...

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by flybeq400
Sat May 28, 2005 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incident Report AF443 (28April - Inflight Sex)
Replies: 53
Views: 64186

RE: Incident Report AF443 (28April - Inflight Sex)

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by flybeq400
Sat May 28, 2005 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q400's Coming To Hawaii
Replies: 22
Views: 5270

RE: Q400's Coming To Hawaii

Good stuff; I think the Q400 is an excellent choice for these inter-island routes. It has great climb performance and they should be able to fit in more rotations due to the fact that it can match jet block times with ease (out to 400nm). Plus, IMHO it's more comfortable than most ATR's, even with F...

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by flybeq400
Sat May 28, 2005 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair - Any Costs Not Yet Cut?
Replies: 26
Views: 3203

Ryanair - Any Costs Not Yet Cut?

I was sitting on an <acronym title="Ryanair (Ireland)">FR</acronym> flight on one of the new 738's back from <acronym title="Bergamo (Milan) - Orio al Serio (Antonio Locatelli) (BGY / LIME), Italy">BGY</acronym> to <acronym title="Newcastle - Woolsington (NCL / EGNT), United Kingdom">NCL</acronym> r...

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by flybeq400
Sat May 28, 2005 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Now BAA Wants To Bid For Budapest Airport
Replies: 5
Views: 4273

RE: Now BAA Wants To Bid For Budapest Airport

What? BAA not content with wrecking our own airports and continually jacking up fees and charges? I pitty the poor people of Budapest (which, on the one occasion I visited, seemed to have a pleasant enough airport).

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by flybeq400
Thu May 26, 2005 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breakeven Loadfactors-Q4 2004
Replies: 4
Views: 1867

RE: Breakeven Loadfactors-Q4 2004

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by flybeq400
Thu May 26, 2005 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breakeven Loadfactors-Q4 2004
Replies: 4
Views: 1867

RE: Breakeven Loadfactors-Q4 2004

Its strange to see that the Q4 load factor break-even for Independence was worse than its full year factor. I thought things were finally moving in the right direction over there.

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by flybeq400
Tue May 24, 2005 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Aer Lingus Need A Complete Re-Brand?
Replies: 22
Views: 4486

RE: Does Aer Lingus Need A Complete Re-Brand?

Seems a shambles to me. I think they should go for a high quality point-to-point type basis flights focusing on leisure and business pax through Dublin. Hopefully we could see JetBlue style service and keep low fares on these routes. Maybe even bring back business class on some popular business rout...

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