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by LHRFlyer
Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why BA is expanding more flights/routes to US than Asia?
Replies: 49
Views: 7001

Re: Why BA is expanding more flights/routes to US than Asia?

To be fair, BA has added quite a few non-North American routes at Heathrow over the past few years: Durban, Kuala Lumpur, Santiago, Seoul and The Seychelles. But I think IAG as a whole is becoming very North Atlantic centric with growth at Aer Lingus, LEVEL and, of course, a possible bid for Norwegi...

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by LHRFlyer
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Cityflyer adding four E190
Replies: 31
Views: 4864

Re: BA Cityflyer adding four E190

I have to admit to being surprised by this with a number of routes having been cancelled and The Elizabeth Line launching to Heathrow.

It’s a big vote of confidence for BACF at LCY.

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by LHRFlyer
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1770
Views: 103048

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

The CAA stats for June show that LHR-BNA is performing well, and ahead of LHR-MSY in terms of passenger numbers: http://www.caa.co.uk/uploadedFiles/CAA/Content/Standard_Content/Data_and_analysis/Datasets/Airport_stats/Airport_data_2018_06/Table_12_1_Intl_Air_Pax_Traffic_Route_Analysis.pdf 8,777 pass...

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by LHRFlyer
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1770
Views: 103048

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

Any indications of when it could be increased to daily and possibly upgauged to a 789? Nothing was said about aircraft or frequency changes, but Willie Walsh was clearly very enthusiastic about its performance. What specifically did he say? Any load factors he cited? I did take the flight recently ...

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by LHRFlyer
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1770
Views: 103048

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

At IAG's results presentation yesterday, Willie Walsh described the performance of LHR-BNA as "stunning". Any indications of when it could be increased to daily and possibly upgauged to a 789? Nothing was said about aircraft or frequency changes, but Willie Walsh was clearly very enthusia...

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by LHRFlyer
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1770
Views: 103048

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

At IAG's results presentation yesterday, Willie Walsh described the performance of LHR-BNA as "stunning".

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by LHRFlyer
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia starts San Francisco and Managua
Replies: 63
Views: 13674

Re: Iberia starts San Francisco and Managua

Good to see IB expanding and that MAD-NRT is performing well.

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by LHRFlyer
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could BMI have survived?
Replies: 53
Views: 7927

Re: Could BMI have survived?

There were elements of absurdity to bmi. It had a substantial operation and holding of slots at London Heathrow, yet it was run from a Grade II listed 18th Century house in Castle Donington. It had an extremely generous frequent flyer programme which members could use to acquire First/Business class...

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by LHRFlyer
Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded
Replies: 391
Views: 66375

Re: Monarch in trouble (again)...?

I can't see IAG having any interest in the 737 order. I don't think they'd want to add another fleet type when all the focus of late has been harmonisation across IAG airlines. IAG probably wants LGW slots. They were interested in buying Flybe's LGW slots but IAG wasn't ready to start using them at ...

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by LHRFlyer
Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG CEO: Level will have 13 aircraft by 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 6113

IAG CEO: Level will have 13 aircraft by 2019

IAG CEO Willie Walsh has been speaking at the World Routes conference in Barcelona. https://twitter.com/dominiksipinski/status/911927069562540037 WiIlie Walsh says Level will have 13 aircraft by 2019 and up to 30 in 2022. The next base will be either Paris Orly or Rome and it will be decided in the ...

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by LHRFlyer
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA upgauges AUS to 747 starting Summer 2018
Replies: 95
Views: 16636

Re: BA upgauges AUS to 747 starting Summer 2018

Just a quick observation - this may be an upguage but in my limited experience of BA 747s not necessarily an upgrade. Having flown on an unrefurbished mid J 747 from SAN to LHR I would not recommend the BA 747 experience to anyone travelling in Y, which lets face it is where most people travel. Sea...

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by LHRFlyer
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick American Routes
Replies: 13
Views: 3617

Re: Gatwick American Routes

Looking at the % increases for FLL and OAK it looks like the new BA service to FLL is performing well?

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by LHRFlyer
Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MOL: "Norwegian 'gone' in 4-5 months"
Replies: 136
Views: 27658

Re: MOL: "Norwegian 'gone' in 4-5 months"

Correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think Michael O'Leary has gone as far as naming specific airlines at risk of going out of business before?

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by LHRFlyer
Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First BA routes announced with high density seating
Replies: 59
Views: 15172

Re: First BA routes announced with high density seating

IAG has been perfectly candid that they've seen how Norwegian has been able to generate new demand through price and they're happy to respond to what they see as a new market.

As for IAG buying Norwegian it is never going to happen. There's no way IAG would ever take on such a high debt burden.

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by LHRFlyer
Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF changes SYD-DXB-LHR back to SYD-SIN-LHR from 25th March 2018
Replies: 125
Views: 20379

Re: QF changes SYD-DXB-LHR back to SYD-SIN-LHR from 25th March 2018

I think it would make a lot of sense for BA and QF to form a new joint-venture for London-Australia. Obviously the old joint-venture is not coming back as most of mainland Europe is covered by Emirates, but with Qantas launching direct flights to Perth they would gain hugely from BA's point of sale ...

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by LHRFlyer
Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Remote control wheel tugs in use at LHR
Replies: 14
Views: 2553

Re: Remote control wheel tug.

Yes this was announced at IAG's Capital Markets Day last year. BA is introducing a lot more automation at T5, self-service baggage drops, automatic boarding gates, remote control aircraft pushback as well as self-service rebooking during disruption on its smartphone app.

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by LHRFlyer
Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cityjet cuts all flights to London City, except Dublin
Replies: 13
Views: 5821

Re: Cityjet cuts all flights to London City, except Dublin

directorguy wrote:
Flew them LCY to ORY last year. Does that mean no more LCY flights to Paris ?


BA is moving ORY from LHR to LCY at the end of October.

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by LHRFlyer
Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF changes SYD-DXB-LHR back to SYD-SIN-LHR from 25th March 2018
Replies: 125
Views: 20379

Re: QF changes SYD-DXB-LHR back to SYD-SIN-LHR from April 2018

While Qantas and Emirates will no longer revenue share to LHR Again, how do we know this to be true? (and again, apologies if that's been clearly stated and I've missed it). Just because there's no longer overlapping metal doesn't necessarily mean that revenue associated with the Australia to Londo...

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by LHRFlyer
Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF changes SYD-DXB-LHR back to SYD-SIN-LHR from 25th March 2018
Replies: 125
Views: 20379

Re: QF changes SYD-DXB-LHR back to SYD-SIN-LHR from April 2018

Andy33 wrote:
Where did QF's LHR slots go - they only use two pairs now, but once there were more? Sold or leased to other airlines?


The slots are leased to BA.

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by LHRFlyer
Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF changes SYD-DXB-LHR back to SYD-SIN-LHR from 25th March 2018
Replies: 125
Views: 20379

Re: QF changes SYD-DXB-LHR back to SYD-SIN-LHR from April 2018

It's noteworthy that the press release says that Emirates cannot put its code on Qantas Singapore - London and Perth - London services for regulatory reasons. If there is no codesharing on these routes then it must follow there is no pooling of revenue. So there is an element of Qantas and Emirates ...

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by LHRFlyer
Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF changes SYD-DXB-LHR back to SYD-SIN-LHR from 25th March 2018
Replies: 125
Views: 20379

Re: QF changes SYD-DXB-LHR back to SYD-SIN-LHR from April 2018

A lot of people will be very happy with this news.

I wonder whether it might result in the return of codesharing with BA?

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by LHRFlyer
Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Announce LGW-YYZ/LAS
Replies: 58
Views: 9792

Re: BA Announce LGW-YYZ/LAS

Surprised to see YYZ. There has long been low cost long-haul to Canada at LGW and it hasn't troubled BA in the past.

Canada doesn't seem to be in Norwegian's sights and I would have thought BA would be more concerned about protecting its US markets from Norwegian?

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by LHRFlyer
Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embattled SAA dumping more routes.....
Replies: 20
Views: 9098

Re: Embattled SAA dumping more routes.....

Didn't BA increase LHR-JNB to three times daily once (with the third flight a day flight from JNB)?

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by LHRFlyer
Sat Aug 26, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A3 returning LHR-LCA-LHR slots to VS?
Replies: 26
Views: 6764

Re: A3 returning LHR-LCA-LHR slots to VS?

With a 19:40 arrival time and 20:45 departure time, I doubt the slots are practically useful for VS anymore.

The could be leased to another airline or handed back (which VS has done in the past.)

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by LHRFlyer
Sat Aug 26, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Worst Airline Fleet Choice (Regrettable Aircraft Purchases)?
Replies: 49
Views: 3810

Re: Worst Airline Fleet Choice (Regrettable Aircraft Purchases)?

Virgin Atlantic's "4 engines 4 long-haul" A340s.

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by LHRFlyer
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX to BCN Performance
Replies: 14
Views: 3552

Re: CX to BCN

I wonder if IAG will respond with LEVEL launching BCN-HKG.

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by LHRFlyer
Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX post first half net loss of $262 million
Replies: 30
Views: 5537

Re: CX post first half net loss of $262 million

Irrespective of fuel hedging, if you look at the management report Cathay yields are under pressure in pretty much every market: Australasia, Europe, Canada, the US... http://www.hkexnews.hk/listedco/listconews/sehk/2017/0816/LTN20170816199.pdf Cathay faces major structural problems. Given its relat...

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by LHRFlyer
Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 966
Views: 162830

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

IAG has said it's not interested in buying AB, but will look at opportunities that arise in Germany.

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by LHRFlyer
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA flights covered by Qatar schedule
Replies: 30
Views: 7019

Re: BA flights covered by Qatar schedule

tonystan wrote:
They cannot be legally sacked by BA assuming they return to work immediately on that date.


True. But BA's lawyers will be all over the process for the next ballot for industrial action.

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by LHRFlyer
Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA flights covered by Qatar schedule
Replies: 30
Views: 7019

Re: BA flights covered by Qatar schedule

May be BA should just outsource all European flying to QR. If it was 1 single penny cheaper, rest assured A. Cruz would do it with no 2nd thoughts. There aren't even any rumours running around CRC about what's really being thought or planned over 'all of this' If the Qatar blockade were to be calle...

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by LHRFlyer
Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA192/193 LHR-DFW MultiDay Cancellations?
Replies: 6
Views: 1477

Re: BA192/193 LHR-DFW MultiDay Cancellations?

https://londonairtravel.com/2017/08/01/ ... 15-august/
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It's due to cabin crew strike action. BA seems to pick one flight and cancel it for successive days. The same has happened on LHR-ORD and LGW-JFK:

https://londonairtravel.com/2017/08/01/ ... 15-august/

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by LHRFlyer
Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Schedules new LGW-JFK-LGW and challenges Europeans to See New York City in 1 day
Replies: 61
Views: 9392

Re: Norwegian Schedules new LGW-JFK-LGW and challenges Europeans to See New York City in 1 day

I've taken the 8.30am BA flight to JFK and the day is really hard going by the time you get to the early evening New York time. The only way this service would work if it was a form of reverse "Sleeper Service" that airlines operate in business class on the evening East Coast departures to...

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by LHRFlyer
Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways to launch Nashville
Replies: 266
Views: 30835

Re: Rumor: British Airways to launch Nashville

Wasn't there a strong rumour last year that BA was going to launch Nashville that didn't come to fruition?

I'd be very surprised if BA announced a new route this early in August.

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by LHRFlyer
Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A380 US Routes
Replies: 73
Views: 14397

Re: British Airways A380 US Routes

I'd take the BA A380 over any other direct transatlantic flight from London. I've been fortunate to secure an exit row seat in World Traveller Plus a couple of times and it really is great, particularly with the storage bins at the window. Even though BA does not have the best business class seat ac...

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by LHRFlyer
Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG orders more A330s for Level
Replies: 37
Views: 9957

Re: IAG orders more A330s for Level

In another move to address DY; It is rumoured here in the UK that LEVEL will be selling a block of Y seats on BA's long-haul network from LGW this winter. This will add LGW-JFK, LGW-OAK, LGW-FLL, LGW-MCO & LGW-TPA; (I doubt BA's Caribbean destinations will be 'LEVELLED') Just a rumour but there...

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by LHRFlyer
Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways at PHL
Replies: 27
Views: 5952

Re: British Airways at PHL

The BA flight has been cancelled quite frequently during the current cabin crew strikes and not many other transatlantic flights have been cancelled.

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by LHRFlyer
Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is WizzAir IAG's next takeover target?
Replies: 14
Views: 3535

Re: Is WizzAir IAG's next takeover target?

I don't IAG would want to buy Norwegian. It has too much debt and its operating structure is complicated.

I think a carrier like WizzAir ticks a lot of boxes for IAG: Strong brand, high market share and sound finances.

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by LHRFlyer
Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is WizzAir IAG's next takeover target?
Replies: 14
Views: 3535

Is WizzAir IAG's next takeover target?

WizzAir released its half-year results this morning, reporting a rise in profits and revenues. http://corporate.wizzair.com/en-GB/investor_relations/results_presentations It has been some years since the acquisitive IAG last acquired an airline. Will WizzAir be IAG's next target? I think it maybe: 1...

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by LHRFlyer
Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Long Haul - Is It Profitable? Is It Sustainable?
Replies: 67
Views: 15069

Re: Norwegian Long Haul - Is It Profitable? Is It Sustainable?

On a related note, Norwegian's CFO resigned on Friday: https://www.reuters.com/article/norweg-air-shut-moves-idUSL8N1JX2KD OSLO, July 6 The chief financial officer of Norwegian Air, the budget carrier that is rapidly expanding its transcontinental routes, resigned on Thursday, sending the company's ...

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by LHRFlyer
Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA - what are "mixed fleet" crews and why are they on strike?
Replies: 44
Views: 12404

Re: BA - what are "mixed fleet" crews and why are they on strike?

My support is fully with them and shame on their union for letting things get to this point. I don't think the union should be ashamed of anything, if anything they should be applauded. MF was set up late 2010 following the damaging strikes of earlier that year under the BASSA union which is a bran...

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by LHRFlyer
Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Ending PHL-LHR on March 23, 2018
Replies: 142
Views: 21114

Re: Delta Ending PHL-LHR on March 23, 2018

Norwegian is the new young upstart in London.

Regardless of its financials, it has been well received by passengers and it shows how from a marketing perspective a couple of points of differentiation are what matters. I hear "new planes and WiFi" a lot.

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by LHRFlyer
Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Ending PHL-LHR on March 23, 2018
Replies: 142
Views: 21114

Re: Delta Ending PHL-LHR on March 23, 2018

If DL and VS can't collectively make ORD and PHL work but what is there left other than major hubs and gateways like JFK and ATL? It's remarkable how much lower profile VS has in the UK now. It used to get so much free press on the BBC and in the newspapers so easily. Now a lot of younger leisure pa...

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by LHRFlyer
Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Ending PHL-LHR on March 23, 2018
Replies: 142
Views: 21114

Re: Delta Ending PHL-LHR on March 23, 2018

Is there any chance VS could start LAS from LHR with some of the DL slots? They do ok from LGW & MAN and with BA now 10x weekly from LHR it could work, though I know BA are getting connections which VS isn't Interestingly, Virgin is operating a couple of special rotations between LHR and LAS in...

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by LHRFlyer
Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA applies to use Qatari aircraft to cover strike
Replies: 169
Views: 37958

Re: BA applies to use Qatari aircraft to cover strike

Quite irritating to me - is BA really in such a bad condition that they have to engage strike breakers from Quatar instead of finding a solution with the unions? I understand a pay deal has been agreed with the unions. The issue is what the union sees as punitive measures against those who went on ...

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by LHRFlyer
Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's head of customer experience gets the boot.
Replies: 32
Views: 7801

Re: BA's head of customer experience gets the boot.

Was he sacked or was it his own decision to leave?

If you work for a public company you can only work within the budgets you're given.

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by LHRFlyer
Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's "World Images" Tailfins - 20 Years On
Replies: 80
Views: 9468

BA's "World Images" Tailfins - 20 Years On

It's just over 20 years ago to the day BA officially launched what has now become the notorious "World Images" tailfins. A marketing disaster or perhaps one of the most misunderstood branding exercises ever that was way ahead of its time? https://londonairtravel.com/2017/06/11/british-airw...

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by LHRFlyer
Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow Expansion Likely to be Approved
Replies: 78
Views: 10402

Re: Heathrow Expansion Likely to be Approved

Theresa May is unlikely to be Prime Minister in the autumn. Her authority has been weakened considerably. Likely candidates for Prime Minister include Boris Johnson MP who is fiercely opposed to Heathrow expansion and Phillip Hammond MP whose constituency is near to Heathrow and has had mixed views ...

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by LHRFlyer
Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA closing its EZE crew base
Replies: 33
Views: 9544

Re: BA closing its EZE crew base

BA has had different approaches to local language speakers on international flights. When BA closed the SIN cabin crew base, they set up new bases in mainland China to work on flights between mainland China and the UK. When Mixed Fleet started on LHR-GIG, BA recruited Portuguese speaking crew for Mi...

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