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by gkirk
Wed Oct 26, 2022 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Absurd CX LHR-HKG flights avoiding Belgian airspace
Replies: 23
Views: 10558

Re: Absurd CX LHR-HKG flights avoiding Belgian airspace

Given the precarious financial position that CX are in, maybe it's a cost saving exercise? Avoid high ATC fees where safely possible to save a bit of wonga?

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by gkirk
Mon Sep 26, 2022 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 2489
Views: 635053

Re: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022

What do we think the chances of UA restarting EWR-GLA/MAN?

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by gkirk
Tue Aug 02, 2022 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Fleet and Network Discussions thread - 2022
Replies: 453
Views: 117940

Re: Emirates Fleet and Network Discussions thread - 2022

MAN to get 3rd daily flight from October, NCL goes back to daytime timings, which will be a boost for connections to Oz.

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by gkirk
Wed Jun 29, 2022 7:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nicola Sturgeon seeks independence vote in Oct. 2023
Replies: 150
Views: 8641

Re: Nicola Sturgeon seeks independence vote in Oct. 2023

Freedom is coming!
No longer will we be tied to a corrupt Westminster.

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by gkirk
Wed Mar 30, 2022 8:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which nation has the best National Anthem?
Replies: 42
Views: 2708

Re: Which nation has the best National Anthem?

Flower of Scotland :D

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by gkirk
Thu Dec 16, 2021 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: New IAG carrier at LGW - BA EuroFlyer
Replies: 317
Views: 69533

Re: Updated: New IAG carrier at LGW - BA EuroFlyer

BA mainline will continue offering a daily service from MAN and GLA to LGW IIRC

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by gkirk
Mon Nov 15, 2021 8:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualification
Replies: 52
Views: 6207

Re: 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualification

Since when is the USA considered a big name in International football?

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by gkirk
Wed Oct 20, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit
Replies: 80
Views: 3660

Re: COP-21

Welcome to Scotland, where public transport will be on strike :D

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by gkirk
Wed Aug 25, 2021 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 801
Views: 102442

Re: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021

Newcastle returns 15th October, 4 x weekly 777-300ER

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by gkirk
Mon Jul 12, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 420
Views: 21952

Re: Euros 2020 thread

Forza Italia!

Congratulations to Italy from your friends in Scotland! :D :D :D

We will stop deep frying your pizza now!

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by gkirk
Sat Jun 12, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 420
Views: 21952

Re: Euros 2020 thread

Absolutely shocking what happened to Eriksen, hope he makes a full recovery.

Football wise,congrats to Finlandon their 1-0 victory.
Wales 1 Switzerland 1.
Belgium 3 Russia 0.

Belgium looking good without KdB.

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by gkirk
Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 420
Views: 21952

Re: Euros 2020 thread

Turkey were poor yes, but Italy were very impressive with their pressing, and vvery ambitious going forward compared to conservative/defensive Italian team of past.

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by gkirk
Mon Jun 07, 2021 7:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 420
Views: 21952

Re: Euros 2020 thread

First tournament for Scotland since 1998. As long as we beat the English, I'll be happy :D

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by gkirk
Sat Apr 24, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 486
Views: 111810

Re: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Is there anywhere I can get a schedule of new E2 deliveries and also, when they are likely to be sent to various new (for the E2) destinations. Three KLM E195-E2 aircraft have been delivered: - PH-NXA - PH-NXB - PH-NXC Four more E2 aircraft will be delivered later this year: - PH-NXD delivery next ...

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by gkirk
Sun Apr 18, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: India Europe nonstop market
Replies: 24
Views: 2739

Re: India Europe nonstop market

Birmingham (BHX) is the obvious one.

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by gkirk
Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Riots in Northern Ireland: situation dangerous
Replies: 46
Views: 2560

Re: Riots in Northern Ireland: situation dangerous

Only one person to blame for this, Boris Johnson and his beloved Brexit. Only a matter of time before we see the unrest spill oer to the mainland.

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by gkirk
Sun Mar 28, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1526
Views: 111049

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

Thierry Breton, EU's Commissioner for Internal Market and since two month "covid vaccine production tsar" today was guest on French TV. [*] AZ factories in EU will produce for EU. 70 Mio jabs expected in Q2, if AZ manage more output, they can export Indeed, the hard line towards A-Z is no...

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by gkirk
Sat Mar 27, 2021 10:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1526
Views: 111049

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

The UK will be supplying Ireland with 3.7m vaccines

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by gkirk
Thu Mar 25, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus looking to start transatlantic from MAN
Replies: 334
Views: 68705

Re: Aer Lingus looking to start transatlantic from MAN

I would not hold out for much success with EI's gateway to the US and Caribbean from Manchester. Over time it has become clear that US-MAN-US routes generally do not work well, in spite of MAN's significant catchment area. One by one, carriers have dropped routes in the market. VS seems to have mad...

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by gkirk
Thu Mar 25, 2021 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus looking to start transatlantic from MAN
Replies: 334
Views: 68705

Re: Aer Lingus looking to start transatlantic from MAN

David_itl wrote:
Though it has to be said that according to airliners.net wisdom, no-one in the States wants to visit Manchester


It's not Edinburgh, thats for sure ;)

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by gkirk
Wed Mar 24, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2021
Replies: 52
Views: 16200

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2021

8herveg wrote:
I see Air Canada is no longer operating YYZ-MAN from June. Is the date just being pushed back or have they cancelled it altogether?

I'd imagine this'll return in 2022 now

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by gkirk
Wed Mar 24, 2021 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2021
Replies: 52
Views: 16200

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2021

Aer Lingus flights to JFK,MCO and BGI now available.

See @SeanM1997 on twitter for more details.

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by gkirk
Mon Mar 22, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1526
Views: 111049

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

The row does nobody any good.

I suspect most Brits would love to see Europe get vaccinated at the same pace as the UK is piling out vaccinations. If only, because we all want to go to Spain and drink Sangria :D

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by gkirk
Fri Mar 19, 2021 7:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Boris Johnson supports Scottish indeRef#2
Replies: 147
Views: 13737

Re: Boris Johnson supports Scottish indeRef#2

Looks like the Holyrood committee into Sturgeon misleading Parliament has voted she did, will be interesting to see the fall out. I doubt very much she would fall on her own sword over it unless pushed. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2021/mar/18/nicola-sturgeon-misled-scottish-parliament-alex...

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by gkirk
Wed Mar 17, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1526
Views: 111049

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

It appears AZ have reached a block with supplying the UK now too. A delay of approx 1 month

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by gkirk
Wed Mar 17, 2021 8:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1526
Views: 111049

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

I wouldnt be surprised if AZ ended up suing the EU the way things are going.

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by gkirk
Tue Mar 16, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1526
Views: 111049

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

AZ is only selling at cost though, it's not making any profit from the vaccine?

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by gkirk
Tue Mar 16, 2021 8:11 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Website is over-moderated
Replies: 271
Views: 41969

Re: Website is over-moderated

The website has been on a downhill slope for at least 10 years now, not sure anything can be done to stop that decline

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by gkirk
Tue Mar 16, 2021 8:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1526
Views: 111049

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

And AZ put in writing that no such obligation exists, securing hundreds of millions in the process. best regards Thomas From the same article: The problem isn´t which contract is the stronger one and which isn´t, the problem is that AZ lied about existing obligations, and with that omission scammed...

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by gkirk
Tue Mar 16, 2021 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus looking to start transatlantic from MAN
Replies: 334
Views: 68705

Re: Aer Lingus looking to start transatlantic from MAN

Could be a massive error of judgment launching this year.

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by gkirk
Mon Mar 15, 2021 10:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1526
Views: 111049

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

Sadly, the debacle surrounding the EU vaccine rollout continues, Hopefully things get sorted out quickly as we are all on the same team against Covid

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by gkirk
Mon Mar 15, 2021 7:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1526
Views: 111049

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

If it helps, the UK has been suffering from a Vaccine shortage recently too, so it's not just the poor old EU that is suffering,

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by gkirk
Tue Mar 09, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA LHR-ABZ diverting to MAN?
Replies: 5
Views: 1860

Re: BA LHR-ABZ diverting to MAN?

Rumoured on faceboom to be an injured flight attendant

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by gkirk
Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Humorous Airliners.net Quotes
Replies: 2
Views: 1066

Re: Humorous Airliners.net Quotes

It used to be so much better ;)

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by gkirk
Fri Jan 29, 2021 11:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 39006

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

All sorted now though, well done to the EU for maing amends.

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by gkirk
Fri Jan 29, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 39006

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

The EU have severely cocked this one up. And I'm usually a supporter of the EU.

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by gkirk
Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1526
Views: 111049

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

Thnings need to be talked through, outside of the media attention and without any flag waving, because there are no British vaccines nor European vaccines: these are vaccines made by multinationals in different production sites throughout the continent of Europe, often with components delivered fro...

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by gkirk
Wed Jan 27, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1526
Views: 111049

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

Aesma wrote:
There is a contradiction in your points. Or does "best efforts" means UK first, EU last ?

Whoever orders first gets priority, surely?

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by gkirk
Tue Jan 26, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1526
Views: 111049

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

It seems most of the Astra Zeneca vaccine is produced in the UK, with smaller factories in India (including one which recently had a large fire). Only thing that will affect the UK is the Pfizer vaccine which comes from Belgium

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by gkirk
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1526
Views: 111049

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

With a veiled threat thrown in for good measure. COVID-19 vaccine: EU threatens to block exports over AstraZeneca delivery delays https://www.euronews.com/2021/01/25/covid-19-vaccine-eu-puts-pressure-on-astrazeneca-over-delivery-delays .... just make it automatic, whenever suppliers fall behind sch...

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by gkirk
Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 801
Views: 102442

Re: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021

STN returns 1st Nov , NCL retuns 2nd July 4 x weekly 77W

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by gkirk
Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 3128
Views: 525586

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021

EDI-PHL seems to operate 4 x weekly from June instead of April, 787 operating

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by gkirk
Thu Dec 31, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Other country's anthems
Replies: 64
Views: 43565

Re: Other country's anthems

Nothing beats Flower of Scotland :D

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by gkirk
Thu Dec 24, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brexit Part X: agreement
Replies: 544
Views: 23134

Re: Brexit Part X: dark days before Christmas

Happy to see a deal struck with our European friends

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by gkirk
Mon Dec 21, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brexit Part X: agreement
Replies: 544
Views: 23134

Re: Brexit Part X: dark days before Christmas

How did the various EU countries manage to close their borders to the UK? I thought the EU was in control of everything? How dare they be Soverign AND have control.

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by gkirk
Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 185502

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

I’m glad the french are already getting used to having british fish sold to them, they’ve got a lot more of it to come! Not if the boats are banned from our waters and ports. We’ll be sending it over fresh and frozen after landing it in our waters. No we won't. The French will buy it from elsewhere

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by gkirk
Sun Dec 13, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 185502

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

My understanding is those payments are things we have already committed to. Sure we could tear up these agreements. However, that would only underline that the UK are unreliable partners in ANY agreement. Not a good position when we are trying to reach new agreements with Non EU countries. Whilst w...

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by gkirk
Thu Dec 10, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus looking to start transatlantic from MAN
Replies: 334
Views: 68705

Re: Aer Lingus looking to start transatlantic from MAN

klakzky123 wrote:
So how does this work AOC wise with Brexit? Does EI need a UK AOC (and does it have one)? Or are there some shenanigans where they found a way to use the BA AOC?

Aer Lingus UK, based at Belfast City, is your answer.

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by gkirk
Mon Dec 07, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 185502

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

Seems that one group (smugglers) will benefit from Brexit as many small UK ports don't have a clue on what to do as of January 1st 2021. Any smart smuggler would seize this opportunity and divert trade from a large port to such a small port. https://www.politico.eu/article/uk-ports-brexit-customs-t...

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