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by BritishB747
Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK Thread - 2019
Replies: 136
Views: 20629

Re: Rest of the UK Thread - 2019

Loganair have been awarded the PSO for another year for Dundee to Stansted. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-50211168 Despite the news yesterday that the Dundee route will continue to Stansted, there are reports today that the route could be moved to London City as soon as nex...

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by BritishB747
Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Antwerp receive 1st Fokker 50
Replies: 6
Views: 1686

Re: Air Antwerp receive 1st Fokker 50

Have they stated what routes they intend to operate from the beginning? I assume it will look much like the VLM network.

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by BritishB747
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Prestwick Airport put up for sale
Replies: 15
Views: 3203

Re: Prestwick Airport put up for sale

I don't think there is a future for Prestwick Airport unfortunately. Certainly not as a passenger facility. The fact of the matter is that it is just too much capacity in the wrong location. Glasgow Airport is hardly operating at capacity, and could certainly take the extra five or so flights a day ...

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by BritishB747
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe update
Replies: 111
Views: 21462

Re: Flybe update

I wonder how quickly the Flybe brand will disappear. I know Flybe have three liveries at the moment, and seemed in no hurry to paint aircraft, but at least they were for the same brand. I cant imagine Virgin would want the Flybe brand hanging around. After all, they are a very brand conscious busine...

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by BritishB747
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to use all retro 747s on a domestic flight
Replies: 52
Views: 14152

Re: BA to use all retro 747s on a domestic flight

The major problem is their 747s are rotated throughout the system so you won't know which plan will operate your flight. GLA has been announced as a SuperHi-J aircraft, so will be BOAC if the heritage trio are used. But there are numbers of SuperHi-J 744 in BA fleet, you won't know which flight the...

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by BritishB747
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to use all retro 747s on a domestic flight
Replies: 52
Views: 14152

Re: BA to use all retro 747s on a domestic flight

Out of curiosity I looked at how much a BA 747 return was to JFK in September. Cheapest price was £280 return. So the choice is one way to the glamour of Glasgow, or a return to New York where there isn’t much to see at all. The major problem is their 747s are rotated throughout the system so you w...

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by BritishB747
Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to use all retro 747s on a domestic flight
Replies: 52
Views: 14152

Re: BA to use all retro 747s on a domestic flight

Out of curiosity I looked at how much a BA 747 return was to JFK in September. Cheapest price was £280 return.

So the choice is one way to the glamour of Glasgow, or a return to New York where there isn’t much to see at all.

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by BritishB747
Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to use all retro 747s on a domestic flight
Replies: 52
Views: 14152

Re: BA to use all retro 747s on a domestic flight

My friends and I are booked on the 12:00 to Glasgow. Thankfully we got in there at the right time. My friend and I booked quickly after we found out on Friday. At that point the flight was £52 one way. It cost us £22.50 and 4000 Avios. By the time my other friend booked it had gone up to £86. Very g...

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by BritishB747
Mon May 20, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1284
Views: 187452

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48336449
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I see Thomas Cook are now reassuring holidaymakers. Hopefully this isn't the beginning of the end, but stories like this cant be helpful for consumer confidence.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48336449

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by BritishB747
Thu May 16, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Loganair thread - 2019
Replies: 50
Views: 6032

Re: Loganair thread - 2019

.... with only ABZ carrying anything like enough bums on seats in terms of forward bookings. Very early days, but expect this program to be very different next season than it is currently... Most punters from Glasgow won't even know where Southend is nevermind labelling it as a LON gateway. I booke...

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by BritishB747
Mon May 13, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan dropping BJS - EDI/DUB
Replies: 16
Views: 4745

Re: Hainan dropping BJS - EDI/DUB

I may have to look into this as a way back to Scotland from London when I go back in September. Fly via DUB and pick up the EDI flight from there.

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by BritishB747
Sat May 04, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAT retrojet MD-80 coming — and special flight May 3
Replies: 61
Views: 9074

Re: DAT retrojet MD-80 coming — and special flight May 3

Just checked. £130.25 charged on 30/04. £129.54 reversed on 03/05. Presumably the £0.81 is an FX variance. Irritated, but not sufficiently irritated to chase it up. It seems it has just turned up this evening, which is odd for this time on a Saturday. I got £129.11 back so you have done better than...

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by BritishB747
Sat May 04, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAT retrojet MD-80 coming — and special flight May 3
Replies: 61
Views: 9074

Re: DAT retrojet MD-80 coming — and special flight May 3

Has anyone who paid DAT for the flight received a refund yet? They claim that they sent the money back to my account on 1st May but I have seen no sign of it.

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by BritishB747
Thu May 02, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1284
Views: 187452

Re: Thomas Cook set deadline for interest in Airline.

Thomas Cook Group have set a deadline of May 7th, for interest in the airline arm of the business. https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-thomas-cook-grp-m-a-airlines/thomas-cook-sets-may-7-deadline-for-interest-in-airline-business-sources-idUKKCN1S74DY?utm_source=applenews Potential takers include Indi...

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by BritishB747
Wed May 01, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow - Legal challenge lost
Replies: 85
Views: 12136

Re: Heathrow - Legal challenge lost

I don't think the DoT and Heathrow say enough about just how much noise / pollution / traffic, is actually caused by the heavy restrictions placed on the existing airport operation. Having just one departure runway available for the whole evening peak, two arrival runways available for only one hou...

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by BritishB747
Wed May 01, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow - Legal challenge lost
Replies: 85
Views: 12136

Re: Heathrow - Legal challenge lost

Various Eco groups, the Mayor of London and local councils have lost their legal challenge against LHR 3rd runway. A minor milestone perhaps. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48118100 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/topics/c48yr98919yt/heathrow-airport-expansion I think you are right with a minor mil...

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by BritishB747
Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAT retrojet MD-80 coming — and special flight May 3
Replies: 61
Views: 9074

Re: DAT retrojet MD-80 coming — and special flight May 3

I've asked them if a group of us could charter the aircraft later in the year for an hour or two. Perhaps a few others could also enquire. They can only say no. In their email response they stated that: 'We hope that we can organise photo opportunities and a special fan flight later in the year.' I...

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by BritishB747
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAT retrojet MD-80 coming — and special flight May 3
Replies: 61
Views: 9074

Re: DAT retrojet MD-80 coming — and special flight May 3

Think one of the problems was the flight times.... Everyone had to night stop in BLL, Also, BOH is not the easiest airport to get to. Shame the flight never went ahead. But at least it’ll be around in Europe for a few more years..... The times were a bit awkward. My friend and I were just going to ...

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by BritishB747
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAT retrojet MD-80 coming — and special flight May 3
Replies: 61
Views: 9074

Re: DAT retrojet MD-80 coming — and special flight May 3

Just had word from DAT that this flight will not go ahead. Unfortunately there were insufficient numbers to justify the trip.

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by BritishB747
Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAT retrojet MD-80 coming — and special flight May 3
Replies: 61
Views: 9074

Re: DAT retrojet MD-80 coming — and special flight May 3

Not really a retro paintjob though, is it? Old fashioned/classic style, but not a former DAT paintjob. Entirely invented in 2019 from scratch in a Facebook competition. That's exactly what I thought. As per Wikipedia, Danish Air Transport was founded and started operations in 1989, initially as a c...

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by BritishB747
Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAT retrojet MD-80 coming — and special flight May 3
Replies: 61
Views: 9074

Re: DAT retrojet MD-80 coming — and special flight May 3

BritishB747 What was the booking process, as this is not a scheduled flight. I assume you mean the process for booking the DAT flight? It was a case of registering your interest by emailing the address listed in the original post. They then sent a confirmation email, but no money has yet changed ha...

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by BritishB747
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAT retrojet MD-80 coming — and special flight May 3
Replies: 61
Views: 9074

Re: DAT retrojet MD-80 coming — and special flight May 3

What was the response re pictures?. I have had a response from DAT this morning: “Final confirmation of the flight is on Monday when we know that there is enough people participating. Looking good so far. We will be in touch Monday and yes, taking pictures won’t be a problem!” So the photography as...

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by BritishB747
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAT retrojet MD-80 coming — and special flight May 3
Replies: 61
Views: 9074

Re: DAT retrojet MD-80 coming — and special flight May 3

BritishB747 Just checked prices on BLL to BRU with Brussels Airlines. Only available is Flex and Fast at £290. Then you still have to get back to the UK. I have been looking on Kayak and SAS. A SAS flight to STN via CPH is only around £70. There was even a direct BA flight around 11:15 for £80ish. ...

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by BritishB747
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAT retrojet MD-80 coming — and special flight May 3
Replies: 61
Views: 9074

Re: DAT retrojet MD-80 coming — and special flight May 3

bennett123 wrote:
What was the response re pictures?.


Nothing thus far. I will update when I get a response from them. They may have to do a bit of digging. Worst case scenario is that it may be on an early departure from BLL the next morning.

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by BritishB747
Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAT retrojet MD-80 coming — and special flight May 3
Replies: 61
Views: 9074

Re: DAT retrojet MD-80 coming — and special flight May 3

I got the same info. https://dat.dk/?___store=dat_en&___from_store=dat_da https://dat.dk/?___store=dat_en&___from_store=dat_da Not sure if this will be worth doing. The flight is £130.50 single, and they do have flights back to BOH. The best available is back to STN with FR. It will probabl...

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by BritishB747
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAT retrojet MD-80 coming — and special flight May 3
Replies: 61
Views: 9074

Re: DAT retrojet MD-80 coming — and special flight May 3

I have received a response from DAT: "Thank you for your interest in joining us on the first flight of our MD82 in its new livery from BOH to BLL. Departure from BOH on 3rd May is scheduled for 21:25 with arrival in BLL at 00:05. The price for one ticket is 1,125 Danish Krone / around 150 Euros...

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by BritishB747
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 389610

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Jet has cancelled all flights to Singapore. Do we know what international long haul routes are still being operated? I am struggling to keep up with what is operating and what is not. My friend was due to fly from MAN to BOM on 9W129 on 15th June, then connect onto the 9W76 from BOM to HKG early on...

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by BritishB747
Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1088
Views: 170737

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

Yes its all bad teeth, bowler hats, rain and queuing over here. Aren't you obliged to mention the Queen somewhere in your statement? As a Scotsman I also eat haggis most of the time (as you alluded to in the Edinburgh/Dusseldorf thread), and I am sitting in Central London in my kilt. It is part of ...

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by BritishB747
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1088
Views: 170737

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

Being on the receiving end of people stereotyping an entire nation is just part and parcel of being British so I’m not bothered either way. Fair enough, you all do have bad teeth, after all. [ Yes, I'm joking! ] I don’t think there’s a way to rise from the ashes on this one. Once an airline is dead...

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by BritishB747
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Buzz is back! Ryanair Sun to rebrand.
Replies: 47
Views: 7268

Re: Buzz is back! Ryanair Sun to rebrand.

An interesting move. I think they should've brought back the original Buzz livery. It was bold and still looks fresh in my opinion.

Its good to see that they got a pre-school art class to design the new colours. I am sure the children will be very happy with the results.

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by BritishB747
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Loganair thread - 2019
Replies: 50
Views: 6032

Re: Loganair thread - 2019

Carlisle Lake District to have passenger flights from 4 July 2019 to London Southend (4 weekly), Belfast City (5 weekly) and Dublin (5 weekly) on Saab 340 https://twitter.com/SeanM1997/status/1102615032335085569?s=19 https://twitter.com/SeanM1997/status/1102615291975081985?s=19 https://twitter.com/...

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by BritishB747
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Loganair thread - 2019
Replies: 50
Views: 6032

Re: Loganair thread - 2019

I hope Loganair make these routes work, but the London to Scotland market is a busy one. Lots of competition across all the airports, so there may be little profit to be made. Indeed. It'll be interesting to see if Loganair can succeed where easyJet and flybe failed. I suppose the E145 may be a bet...

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by BritishB747
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Loganair thread - 2019
Replies: 50
Views: 6032

Re: Loganair thread - 2019

I was on Stobart Air (Flybe) last year from SEN to GLA on ATR72 and load was very poor with less than 50%. I wish them success this time with three daily and hope this route could sustain. Since then, Stobart have cut Glasgow and Eastern Airways have made Aberdeen one-stop instead of non-stop. In a...

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by BritishB747
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Loganair thread - 2019
Replies: 50
Views: 6032

Re: Loganair thread - 2019

12 May 2019 - London Southend to Aberdeen (3 daily weekdays and 2 on Sundays) 28 May 2019 - London Southend to Glasgow (3 daily weekdays and 2 on Sundays) 28 May 2019 - London Southend to Stornoway - route operates once daily weekdays and Sundays via Glasgow. Therefore weekdays there will be 6 rota...

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by BritishB747
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Loganair thread - 2019
Replies: 50
Views: 6032

Re: Loganair thread - 2019

12 May 2019 - London Southend to Aberdeen (3 daily weekdays and 2 on Sundays) 28 May 2019 - London Southend to Glasgow (3 daily weekdays and 2 on Sundays) 28 May 2019 - London Southend to Stornoway - route operates once daily weekdays and Sundays via Glasgow. Therefore weekdays there will be 6 rota...

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by BritishB747
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al future
Replies: 51
Views: 5821

Re: El Al future

ORDfan101 wrote:
FA9295 wrote:
FYI--El Al has the 787-9, IIRC, not the 787-8.

I think it's probably only a matter of time before TLV-ORD is announced. It seems like everyone on this site wants that route to happen! ;)


LY has both


It will have both. I am not sure LY have taken delivery of any 787-8s yet, just 787-9s.

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by BritishB747
Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019
Replies: 187
Views: 25965

Re: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019

That would be a good vantage point. Hopefully it wouldn't be abused like the Thistle Hotel at Heathrow. It has a nice spectators terrace but they asked that refreshments be bought from the hotel, which seems reasonable. Predictably some took matters into their own hands and brought their own food an...

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by BritishB747
Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 18 years ago: JAL 747 and DC10 narrowly avert catastrophe by just 10 meters
Replies: 35
Views: 13254

Re: 18 years ago: JAL 747 and DC10 narrowly avert catastrophe by just 10 meters

The article states that the aircraft passed within 135 meters of each other, not 10 as the title of this thread suggests. Still very close though!

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by BritishB747
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian 737 Max Diverts to Shiraz, Iran
Replies: 196
Views: 49404

Re: Norwegian 737 Max Diverts to Shiraz, Iran

[quote="luckyone"]Glad the passengers are safely on their way home. I’d love to have a night on the airline’s dime somewhere new. Would make for a great story. [quote] I managed to get a night somewhere new, courtesy of the airline. However it wasn't as glamourous as Shiraz. It was Southen...

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by BritishB747
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Routing of non-stop flights Europe-Hong Kong during the 1980s
Replies: 59
Views: 10703

Re: Routing of non-stop flights Europe-Hong Kong during the 1980s

Having read the posts above, is this not just a simple misunderstanding? The inaugural Cathay Pacific to the UK was a one-stop in 1980 from Hong Kong - Bahrain - Gatwick. This was the 747-200. The inaugural Cathay Pacific (non-stop) to the UK was in 1984, direct from Hong Kong -Gatwick. This was th...

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by BritishB747
Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Routing of non-stop flights Europe-Hong Kong during the 1980s
Replies: 59
Views: 10703

Re: Routing of non-stop flights Europe-Hong Kong during the 1980s

Having read the posts above, is this not just a simple misunderstanding? The inaugural Cathay Pacific to the UK was a one-stop in 1980 from Hong Kong - Bahrain - Gatwick. This was the 747-200. The inaugural Cathay Pacific (non-stop) to the UK was in 1984, direct from Hong Kong -Gatwick. This was the...

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by BritishB747
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe switches Cornwall flights from LGW to LHR
Replies: 35
Views: 6061

Re: Flybe switches Cornwall flights from LGW to LHR

A very interesting thread, and a number of very detailed responses. It is my view that the PSO routes in the UK from London to Newquay, Londonderry, and Dundee are viable on an economic basis, and it is the nature of the London aviation market that has made these routes unsustainable. I feel that ro...

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by BritishB747
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Help needed finding aircraft flown on in '90s and '00s
Replies: 6
Views: 1562

Re: Help needed finding aircraft flown on in '90s and '00s

After reading this forum for many years as an avid reader, I have always been happy to just read. This topic has finally made me create an account and respond! This is amazing, I have been keeping track of all the flights I've ever flown but I'm missing a couple of airplane registrations for my fir...

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by BritishB747
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 767 off to the scrapper 1st Nov
Replies: 136
Views: 25224

Re: BA 767 off to the scrapper 1st Nov

I can see noviorbis77 what he means, and perhaps he has just had a bad flight. I commute for my work, and I must say, eurofleet crew are 99% brilliant, and it’s probably that 1% that he got. Bearing in mind the axe is chasing them, they must get fed up at times, which we all do. I was on a 321ceo l...

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by BritishB747
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should BA use B788's on short-haul ?
Replies: 74
Views: 11766

Re: Should BA use B788's on short-haul ?

Comparing the European air market with the Far East is like comparing apples and oranges. They are entirely different markets and there will be a large number of factors that contribute to making a 788 viable on routes between Tokyo - Shanghai/Taipei/Seoul. Population is one such factor: Tokyo - 13...

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by BritishB747
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should BA use B788's on short-haul ?
Replies: 74
Views: 11766

Re: Should BA use B788's on short-haul ?

Well, ANA seem to use the 788's almost exclusively on services to Shanghai, Taipei and Seoul which from HND/NRT are 2 - 3 hr sectors so why can't BA ? In fact, I don't think ANA use the 788's at all long-haul, that's covered by their 789 fleet. Comparing the European air market with the Far East is...

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by BritishB747
Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should BA use B788's on short-haul ?
Replies: 74
Views: 11766

Re: Should BA use B788's on short-haul ?

I’d argue the 787 as an aircraft is too expensive to have it fly around in Europe with a European configuration. Using a long haul 787 for a quick rotation before a long flight then that’s different. Well, ANA seem to use the 788's almost exclusively on services to Shanghai, Taipei and Seoul which ...

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by BritishB747
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should BA use B788's on short-haul ?
Replies: 74
Views: 11766

Re: Should BA use B788's on short-haul ?

I imagine BA would not want to use the 788's on short-haul/domestic as it wouldn't be the most cost effective use of the aircraft. The 788 is useful on long thin markets from Heathrow and I suspect is much more profitable on them than domestic/euro routes. I realise that the 763's were useful to mov...

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by BritishB747
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will be the impact of a 3rd runway on LHR slots?
Replies: 25
Views: 4790

Re: What will be the impact of a 3rd runway on LHR slots?

Many of the new slots created by a third runway will be ring-fenced for UK flights and flights to Crown dependencies. Around 15% of the new slots (so not 15% of all slots at Heathrow) will be reserved, so it wont necessarily be a free for all for the likes of Emirates, etc to grab as many slots as p...

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by BritishB747
Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 247
Views: 29667

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

Looks like a couple of articles stating it, including a start date of 31 March 2019. https://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/newquay-london-flights-switching-gatwick-2245892 http://www.airport-world.com/news/general-news/6910-cornwall-newquay-airport-to-get-heathrow-service.html Exciting st...

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