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by yuomi
Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 834
Views: 125317

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration

Interesting to see how many routes Loganair are hoovering up, and particularly interesting to see that (so) many of their routes (now) don't touch Scotland; Carlisle-Belfast City Carlisle-Dublin Carlisle-London Southend City of Derry-London Southend City of Derry-Manchester (seasonal) Jersey-Humbers...

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by yuomi
Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 834
Views: 125317

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration

It's very difficult to discern anything that the new management proactively did to try and prevent this from happening other than holding their tin out to the UK government and shaking it expectantly. Given that, in their management machinating post-takeover, they had offshored the entire operation ...

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by yuomi
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 834
Views: 125317

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread

Is there any benefit financially to letting FlyBe die and starting the Virgin project with a new brand in its place (and on its metal)? I feel as though, once again, the investors could have avoided this if they'd wanted to, and this is potentially part of the project(?)

Or is that pie in the sky?

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by yuomi
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 676537

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Baloney, no one absolves Boeing. Keep hearing what you want to hear, it's easier to get through your day that way. May Day, May Day, .cerebral haemorrhage. The constant stream of "Third world Airlines, rah rah, third world training rah rah, fling a good plane into the ground , fully obvious th...

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by yuomi
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Logrono (RJL) in Spain to become ghost airport
Replies: 19
Views: 4399

Re: Logrono (RJL) in Spain to become ghost airport

Is this a common thing for regional governments to do in Spain? I have a vague recollection of the Asturias local govt doing this last year with OVD, resulting in it losing both its LHR (IB) and LTN (EZ) routes pretty much overnight, despite them doing pretty good loads. Its since got an (I think) ...

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by yuomi
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Logrono (RJL) in Spain to become ghost airport
Replies: 19
Views: 4399

Re: Logrono (RJL) in Spain to become ghost airport

Is this a common thing for regional governments to do in Spain? I have a vague recollection of the Asturias local govt doing this last year with OVD, resulting in it losing both its LHR (IB) and LTN (EZ) routes pretty much overnight, despite them doing pretty good loads. Its since got an (I think) x...

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by yuomi
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO
Replies: 111
Views: 26464

Re: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO

INFINITI329 wrote:
I'm confused why there are 330 parts for AA in SFO. Does SFO ever see AA A330 service?



AA700 SFO-PHL is definitely run w/ an a330.

Can't think of any others off the top of my head.

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by yuomi
Fri May 10, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 565
Views: 93222

Re: Report: BER Oct 2020 opening on shaky grounds

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Ironically BER had only just invited airlines to participate in talks around operations with a view to the October 2020 opening date going ahead.

https://www.passengerterminaltoday.com/ ... tions.html

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by yuomi
Fri May 10, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to LGW, will UA and AA follow?
Replies: 51
Views: 9894

Re: Delta to LGW, will UA and AA follow?

There won't be DL metal at LGW. Any/everything will go via VS. Although I've been waiting for a while for VS to open a competitively priced service to ATL to feed DL connections. BA's service from LHR can be ££££.

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by yuomi
Thu May 09, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Website for daily flight schedules?
Replies: 2
Views: 1022

Re: Website for daily flight schedules?

https://www.flightsfrom.com covers what you're talking about?
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I think https://www.flightsfrom.com covers what you're talking about?

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by yuomi
Wed May 08, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alex Macheras - A Qatar Airways Stealth Marketer?
Replies: 16
Views: 3400

Re: Alex Macheras - A Qatar Airways Stealth Marketer?

There is nothing 'stealthy' about it. He's a very lightweight aviation commentator, who has put his foot on the occasions he's been asked to commentate on serious issues (Monarch and ANYTHING to do with safety). He'll take all the freebies and invitations he's offered and post a good looking picture...

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by yuomi
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific's Airbus A350-1000s and upcoming Boeing 777-9Xs
Replies: 70
Views: 18882

Re: Cathay Pacific's Airbus A350-1000s and upcoming Boeing 777-9Xs

It's simple. Like BA, QR and EY, they don't know what they're doing. Running a subfleet of B777X doesn't make sense when you already have the A350-1000 in the fleet and vice versa. Poor fleet planning to go with poor network planning. Too much beer flowing at CX HQ, courtesy of their failed beer de...

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by yuomi
Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Justice Department looks into Boeing
Replies: 82
Views: 12501

Re: Justice Department looks into Boeing

DL717 wrote:
JAAlbert wrote:
The Justice Department should be investigating the FAA as well.


And EASA.



Erm...why?

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by yuomi
Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Justice Department looks into Boeing
Replies: 82
Views: 12501

Re: Justice Department looks into Boeing

If, as it seems thus far, a potentially critical safety component was made a costed 'optional extra' (at great profit to Boeing) they are going to have to dig VERY deep into their pockets here.

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by yuomi
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Algerian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 106
Views: 10301

Re: Algerian Aviation Thread - 2019

Algiers new terminal T4 https://nsa40.casimages.com/img/2019/03/21/190321024513687358.jpg https://nsa40.casimages.com/img/2019/03/21/190321024513538786.jpg https://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?p=157596868#post157596868 Inevitable question, when are they going to start using it? Last flew o...

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by yuomi
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no LH or BA in MSP
Replies: 96
Views: 10446

Re: Why no LH or BA in MSP

DL can't fill a daily 767. What more is there to say?

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by yuomi
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Long Island Airport (ISP) be NYC Stansted Airport?
Replies: 50
Views: 5681

Re: Can Long Island Airport (ISP) be NYC Stansted Airport?

STN Express is scheduled between 45-50 mins from Liverpool Street, not 1hr 4 mins (presumably Google Maps was factoring in the time until the next departure, i.e. you just missed one as they go every 15 mins).

Just saying...

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by yuomi
Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ukraine aspires to be a Europe-Asia aviation hub
Replies: 21
Views: 2565

Re: Ukraine aspires to be a Europe-Asia aviation hub

Melbourne wrote:
A country in a state of civil war, really this is their focus?


Oh boy, this might not go so well...

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by yuomi
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe up for sale
Replies: 74
Views: 14066

Re: Flybe up for sale

Quick Q RE: the PSO routes. Since these are, I believe, overseen by the European Commission, do they stop being obligatory upon Brexit, or does their oversight just revert to Westminster? Does anyone know what BE's load factors are network-wide and, particularly, on the domestic ultra-SH routes? I'v...

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by yuomi
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future London to Africa routes...
Replies: 50
Views: 5193

Re: Future London to Africa routes...

Issues here are, as ever, going to be capacity and cash. LHR probably could not accommodate all of those routes, nor do all those airlines have cash sufficient to obtain the slots (I'd go as far as saying only TAAG and possibly Namibia have deep enough pockets, and the latter only barely). As for th...

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by yuomi
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC
Replies: 282
Views: 38840

Re: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC

Sctvman wrote:
They said in the article one of the main reasons is because of Myrtle Beach and Hilton Head. This is basically for the entire state of SC, not just CHS.


If they were targeting that, you'd think they'd be offering first class...! ;-)

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by yuomi
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 787s with RR engines... are you 100% comfortable flying them?
Replies: 11
Views: 1820

Re: 787s with RR engines... are you 100% comfortable flying them?

I've been on a 789 flight that shut down a Trent in flight and returned to station (Auckland) and would happily get on another Trent-powered aircraft without a second's hesitation.

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by yuomi
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways loses New York crown to low cost rival Norwegian
Replies: 98
Views: 17878

Re: British Airways loses New York crown to low cost rival Norwegian

Commentary from Norwegian: Norwegian, has become the largest non-U.S. airline on transatlantic routes to and from the New York area based on passenger numbers. The airline carried 1.67 million international passengers to and from three of New York City’s airports according to the Port Authority of ...

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by yuomi
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would an A380F Save The Program?
Replies: 50
Views: 6618

Re: Would an A380F Save The Program?

Still no.

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by yuomi
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways loses New York crown to low cost rival Norwegian
Replies: 98
Views: 17878

Re: British Airways loses New York crown to low cost rival Norwegian

Utterly pointless comparison. ex-London, BA carries more than DY. This is literally the only market that is relevant. DY have combined passenger numbers from ALL the European markets they fly from to ALL the NYC's ports of entry they use (including SWF). This is a marketing and PR team contorting it...

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by yuomi
Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many more aircraft will U2 move to Austrian AOC?
Replies: 5
Views: 1516

Re: How many more aircraft will U2 move to Austrian AOC?

I would think all non uk based a/c which would be around a third to a half there fleet I would think The original plan was 110 aircraft out of an inventory of 300-ish. I did hear rumours that number had increased significantly but can't find anything in writing to corroborate. https://mediacentre.e...

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by yuomi
Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions about La Compagnie
Replies: 11
Views: 2915

Re: Questions about La Compagnie

AA struggles with profits on A321T which is why they will be converted to standard 16F 171Y./ As everyone has pointed out, there's no way in hell this complete nonsense is happening. Nor would it even be considered. I do JFK-SFO monthly and JFK-LAX 2-3 times a year in J and both premium cabins are ...

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by yuomi
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stobart Air drops Southend - BUD, GLA, MAN, MXP, PRG, VIE. Anyone know why?
Replies: 23
Views: 5473

Re: Flybe drops Southend - Budapest, Glasgow, Manchester, Milan, Prague and Vienna. Anyone know why?

FlyBe's scattergun approach to running an airline (Exhibit A - here, have another new livery. Exhibit B - I don't know, how about a route from Essex to Vienna?) can't sustain. At this point investors would have more luck burning their cash.

Writing is on the wall.

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by yuomi
Mon Dec 25, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 LH 747-8 sitting on ramp in FRA
Replies: 62
Views: 24517

Re: 10 LH 747-8 sitting on ramp in FRA

Same thing at hubs across Europe.

AMS, CDG and particularly LHR are full of long haul aircraft sitting idle as Christmas Day is a reduced schedule for long haul routes. 744s littered across the ramps at LHR every December 25th. It really is an impressive sight.

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by yuomi
Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to bid for Alitalias jet fleet (Short & Long haul)
Replies: 20
Views: 8231

Re: Ryanair to bid for Alitalias jet fleet (Short & Long haul)

As with everything MO'L says or does, this is about him and publicity for FR. There's no chance FR would take AZ's metal, or assume responsibility for its operations other than to seize slots/routes when/if they become available.

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by yuomi
Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unchecked Airport Workers
Replies: 25
Views: 3835

Re: Unchecked Airport Workers

Welcome to Australia...... Staff having terrorist sympathy was what allowed the Lockerbie bomb to be planted (in Malta on a connecting flight) and was also key to various Al Qaeda plots out of Heathrow. It was not so long ago there was no security at all, zero, zilch, nothing, at airports in Austra...

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by yuomi
Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand to...... Angola !?!?!?
Replies: 7
Views: 2412

Re: New Zealand to...... Angola !?!?!?

It's not as crazy as it sounds. Luanda is currently the most expensive city in the world (albeit with pronounced inequality). BA/LH/SN/EK and of course TP do a roaring, premium-heavy trade in and out. While it might never happen it makes sense to have the option.

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by yuomi
Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe announces flights from London Heathrow
Replies: 50
Views: 8974

Re: Flybe announces flights from London Heathrow

Should be interesting to watch against the bloodbath with British Airways! Unless BE start pricing far more aggressively they're not going to last 12 months against BA at LHR. Capacity, the fact BA slots for the same route are up to an hour shorter and price is too much for them to fight against...

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