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by Candid76
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ACE Belgium to become Challenge Airlines
Replies: 3
Views: 1004

Re: ACE Belgium to become Challenge Airlines

Interesting! Who remembers DC10 OO-JOT, of ChallengAir? I checked it in many times back in the day when it was based at MAN. Probably just a complete co-incidence that this was also Belgian.

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by Candid76
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyBmi ceases operations.
Replies: 162
Views: 25085

Re: FlyBmi ceases operations.

Interesting to see a different perspective from a European charter broker - normally people don't look beyond scheduled services. However there is no shortage of charter requests coming in from European charter brokers for post-Brexit dates, I receive plenty of them every day. If anything, it is the...

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by Candid76
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 400794

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

This morning's inaugural Manchester to Mumbai flight certainly did operate as I watched it depart! It was VT-JWP

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by Candid76
Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR - What is plan B?
Replies: 90
Views: 8657

Re: LHR - What is plan B?

Sorry Skip, you've missed my point, although it would help if I had actually used the quote function correctly - the first paragraph of my post was a quote from post number 22 on this thread. Shows how often I post on this site nowadays! As I understand it, this thread is supposed to be about what w...

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by Candid76
Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR - What is plan B?
Replies: 90
Views: 8657

Re: LHR - What is plan B?

Minimising transfers at LHR should actually be the current aim - very few should fly JFK-LHR-europe for example, there will be other routes, and it's not in London's interest to boost capacity even more on LHR-JFK, there's more than enough. Transfer passengers should only be encouraged for new route...

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by Candid76
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 326720

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

yochai wrote:
N1487A ex GTCCB scheduled for delivery tomorrow MAN-TLV

It left MAN this morning and is now en route to TLV. I watched it going out!

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by Candid76
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS to lease 4 A332's to cover 789 downtime
Replies: 207
Views: 62738

Re: VS to lease 4 A332's to cover 789 downtime

TC957 wrote:
So, some 46 responses later, do we know which 4 frames are actually coming and from where ?

Evidently not, but Air Tanker would seem logical at least partly, as the aircraft are nominally MAN based and it depends on when Jet 2/TCX need those aircraft back again

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by Candid76
Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded
Replies: 391
Views: 69651

Re: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded

One of the rescue flights operating into MAN appears to be Wamos EC-MNY, which ironically spent most of its life as G-SMAN with Monarch.

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by Candid76
Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Boneyard Planes to buy
Replies: 34
Views: 40711

Re: Boneyard Planes to buy

This is not particularly unusual. In Bolton (near Manchester) there is the forward fuselage of a 737 which is now a steak restaurant - it replaced a double decker bus! It's called Steak Out, or something similar. The aircraft came from Kemble or Lasham if I remember correctly, so quite a long road j...

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by Candid76
Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will become of ERJ's and CRJ's?
Replies: 17
Views: 3032

Re: What will become of ERJ's and CRJ's?

They work very well in certain niche markets. ERJ145s are very useful for corporate shuttles and ad-hoc charter, particularly in the sport market. Most football (soccer) teams in the UK use them and they are effectively the default aircraft type for this type of work. The CRJ200 is less attractive -...

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by Candid76
Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2016)
Replies: 139
Views: 15568

Re: 767 Deliveries/Retirement Q2 Update

Can anyone help with a planned ferry date to the US for JA8399? I have never seen this one, and I am due to arrive in Haneda on November 13th.

Thanks!

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by Candid76
Tue Jul 19, 2016 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Mayor Strongly Backs A New Runway -- At LGW ?!?
Replies: 73
Views: 11668

Re: London Mayor Strongly Backs A New Runway -- At LGW ?!?

"Even if they built out the M25 or added a new road bypassing that traffic, it would still be quite a bit further to travel for people from the North - and public transport would similarly need a massive upgrade to be useable". Well it depends on what you mean by the North. Nobody from nor...

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by Candid76
Fri Apr 08, 2016 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st Embraer 170 For Eastern Airways
Replies: 4
Views: 5595

RE: 1st Embraer 170 For Eastern Airways

They are for fleet expansion rather than replacement and will be used on charter operations not scheduled services

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by Candid76
Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Operates ERJ In Europe
Replies: 22
Views: 4110

RE: Who Operates ERJ In Europe

HOP still operate some ERJ145s, I think they may have sold their last 135s by now. Enhance Aero have three 145s and there are a few others dotted around. Also Pan Europeene with a 135 and a 145.

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by Candid76
Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways New 77W Source?
Replies: 21
Views: 10599

RE: British Airways New 77W Source?

OK, as we're having a guess, I'd say Willie will prefer the Malaysian A380 fleet

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by Candid76
Wed Nov 11, 2015 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air To Buy Airbus Planes Next Week?
Replies: 88
Views: 20398

Iran Air To Buy Airbus Planes Next Week?

They should provide a fleet of A340s as an interim solution with new aircraft to follow after a few years. The 500s that are sitting in Lourdes can be used to launch new long haul routes quickly. This is probably the only realistic opportunity to place those aircraft and Airbus ought to seize it.

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by Candid76
Fri Nov 06, 2015 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Sharm El Sheikh Flights Suspended.
Replies: 103
Views: 26279

RE: UK Sharm El Sheikh Flights Suspended.

One of the aircraft that has gone to <acronym title="Sharm el Sheikh (Ophira) - International (Ras Nasrani) (SSH / HESH), Egypt">SSH</acronym> from <acronym title="Manchester - International (Ringway) (MAN / EGCC), United Kingdom AND Nampa - Municipal (Ritchey Field) (MAN), USA - Idaho">MAN</acronym...

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by Candid76
Thu Oct 29, 2015 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Withdrawn BA B767 Goes To SFB, Why?
Replies: 25
Views: 10543

RE: Withdrawn BA B767 Goes To SFB, Why?

Most demand for 734s is for freighter conversion. Most of the QANTAS fleet went to <acronym title="Victorville - Southern California Logistics (International) (George AFB) (VCV), USA - California">VCV</acronym> and then gradually left again to be converted to freighters. They don't need any interior...

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by Candid76
Wed Oct 28, 2015 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot To Take 747s After Transaero Collapse
Replies: 48
Views: 27288

RE: Aeroflot To Take 747s After Transaero Collapse

However in the past, flights from MOW and <acronym title="Saint Petersburg (Leningrad) - Pulkovo (LED / ULLI), Russia">LED</acronym> to places like Sochi were routinely operated by widebodies (IL86), in fact not that long ago. So it is not inconceivable that such flights could be operated with 744s ...

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by Candid76
Wed Sep 02, 2015 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Logo On Ryanair Tail
Replies: 41
Views: 28798

Logo On Ryanair Tail

Actually I think the logo has appeared to be a little bit lopsided on a few aircraft, mainly the newer ones. Has anybody noticed this? Maybe she had too much Guinness!

[Edited 2015-09-02 06:15:14]

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by Candid76
Tue Jul 21, 2015 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France 747-400 Fleet Status
Replies: 18
Views: 9405

RE: Air France 747-400 Fleet Status

Might it make sense to transfer GITH/I/J to KLM to replace some of their oldest 744s? Just a thought

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by Candid76
Thu Jun 18, 2015 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two More SQ 777s To The Desert
Replies: 18
Views: 9090

RE: Two More SQ 777s To The Desert

Those two appear to be leased, and 12 year leases are fairly common. Perhaps the leases expired and they just didn't decide to renew them. Surely there is a market for these machines?

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by Candid76
Tue Mar 24, 2015 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS! Part 1
Replies: 199
Views: 115182

RE: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS! Part 1

These incidents are very rare when you consider how many flights take place in the world every day. It is still many times safer than driving a car. I am flying <acronym title="Dusseldorf - International (Rhein-Ruhr / Lohausen) (DUS / EDDL), Germany">DUS</acronym>-<acronym title="Palma de Mallorca (...

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by Candid76
Fri Mar 20, 2015 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So Few Legacy UA 757s Left
Replies: 68
Views: 11274

RE: So Few Legacy UA 757s Left

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/UA444" class="quote" target="_blank">UA444</a> (<a href="#12" class="quote">Reply 12</a>):<br/><i>508 and 532 are no more and were bought for pa...

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by Candid76
Thu Mar 19, 2015 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So Few Legacy UA 757s Left
Replies: 68
Views: 11274

RE: So Few Legacy UA 757s Left

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/RDH3E" class="quote" target="_blank">RDH3E</a> (<a href="#8" class="quote">Reply 8</a>):<br/><i>Many of the <acronym title="United Airlines (USA...

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by Candid76
Thu Mar 19, 2015 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So Few Legacy UA 757s Left
Replies: 68
Views: 11274

RE: So Few Legacy UA 757s Left

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Roseflyer" class="quote" target="_blank">Roseflyer</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i>None of these 757s are going to the dese...

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by Candid76
Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN News 53
Replies: 201
Views: 36162

RE: MAN News 53

Stopped snowing at <acronym title="Manchester - International (Ringway) (MAN / EGCC), United Kingdom AND Nampa - Municipal (Ritchey Field) (MAN), USA - Idaho">MAN</acronym> a while ago but they are still finishing off clearing the runway. It was really bad earlier, the motorways around the airport w...

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by Candid76
Mon Dec 15, 2014 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-GATK ... 1st Revenue Flight.
Replies: 33
Views: 20079

G-GATK ... 1st Revenue Flight.

GATK just landed at MAN. Looking very shiny, but otherwise no different to any other BA A320

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by Candid76
Wed Nov 26, 2014 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Florida Aviation Thread Part 2
Replies: 209
Views: 19514

RE: South Florida Aviation Thread Part 2

Thanks Miami. We are coming over from <acronym title="Manchester - International (Ringway) (MAN / EGCC), United Kingdom AND Nampa - Municipal (Ritchey Field) (MAN), USA - Idaho">MAN</acronym> via Newark and going back via <acronym title="Frankfurt am Main (Rhein-Main AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany"...

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by Candid76
Wed Nov 26, 2014 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Florida Aviation Thread Part 2
Replies: 209
Views: 19514

RE: South Florida Aviation Thread Part 2

I'll be arriving in Miami next Wednesday for a week of aircraft watching in the sun (I hope!). A quick question for the locals - what are the best days at <acronym title="Miami - International (Wilcox Field / 36th Street / Pan American Field) (MIA / KMIA), USA - Florida">MIA</acronym> and <acronym t...

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by Candid76
Fri Nov 14, 2014 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is In Store For The Embrear ERJ-145XR?
Replies: 26
Views: 5489

RE: What Is In Store For The Embrear ERJ-145XR?

They could potentially be a very good niche aircraft for ad-hoc charter. I wouldn't mind getting my hands on a few of these to operate flights from e.g. London/Paris to Marrakech or possibly even Moscow that can't be done on a standard 145. I can't see there being a market for 200 of them in that pa...

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by Candid76
Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch 757 Retirement
Replies: 3
Views: 2554

RE: Monarch 757 Retirement

I wonder if Jet2 have the cheque book and pen ready?

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by Candid76
Tue Oct 07, 2014 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Little Red To Cease Operations In 2015
Replies: 72
Views: 18094

RE: Little Red To Cease Operations In 2015

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/david_itl" class="quote" target="_blank">david_itl</a> (<a href="#44" class="quote">Reply 44</a>):<br/><i>Don't forget the airport commission he...

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by Candid76
Fri Oct 03, 2014 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing Orders - 2014 - Part 3
Replies: 202
Views: 55071

RE: Airbus And Boeing Orders - 2014 - Part 3

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/frigatebird" class="quote" target="_blank">frigatebird</a> (<a href="#96" class="quote">Reply 96</a>):<br/><i>And hadn't GECAS ordered 2 747-8F'...

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by Candid76
Thu Oct 02, 2014 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Military Owns IP For An2
Replies: 5
Views: 5163

RE: Airbus Military Owns IP For An2

I am looking forward to seeing the new An2neo enter service then!

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by Candid76
Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX Retired Oldest 744 In The Fleet
Replies: 13
Views: 6178

RE: CX Retired Oldest 744 In The Fleet

Well it put up a fight, having meant to have left Manchester for Bruntingthorpe on Monday, but in fact it has only just taken off like a rocket past my office window, departing <acronym title="Manchester - International (Ringway) (MAN / EGCC), United Kingdom AND Nampa - Municipal (Ritchey Field) (MA...

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by Candid76
Wed Aug 27, 2014 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-AWNH Finally Scrapped
Replies: 37
Views: 23461

RE: G-AWNH Finally Scrapped

Several <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> -100s were sold to Kabo Air and might still exist, dumped somewhere in Nigeria. Most of the others went to Roswell and scrapping dates were never recorded, though I vaguely recall that one of them might have been retained as some kind of training...

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by Candid76
Fri Jun 27, 2014 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Acquiring Additional Used Frames.
Replies: 48
Views: 13570

RE: WN Acquiring Additional Used Frames.

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/SWADawg" class="quote" target="_blank">SWADawg</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i>I'm hearing that the word is out that <acron...

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by Candid76
Thu Apr 24, 2014 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N129TW TWA 747-100 In MZJ
Replies: 49
Views: 12412

RE: N129TW TWA 747-100 In MZJ

Maybe it could be dismantled and moved to a museum if funds could be raised, are there TWA TriStars preserved already that it could join? After surviving at Marana for so long, it probably deserves it! My only theory in answer to the original question is that it might be owned by someone that wants ...

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by Candid76
Thu Mar 27, 2014 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status Of The NW And DL DC-9s In MZJ
Replies: 37
Views: 7999

RE: Status Of The NW And DL DC-9s In MZJ

Back in January 2013 when I was last at Marana there were only 11 Northwest DC9s left. Around six more had been very recently scrapped at that time. I believe a few of the Delta DC9-50s there have been parted out now as well. I would also be interested in knowing more about the scrapping operation a...

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by Candid76
Fri Mar 07, 2014 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUA Receives First Ex-VN 777
Replies: 19
Views: 12100

RE: AUA Receives First Ex-VN 777

Lufthansa, like Delta, are pretty good at getting their money's worth out of aircraft, look at the A320s, some of them are 25 years old this year. This isn't a problem if you look after them properly. OE-LPE is in the paint hangar now at <acronym title="Manchester - International (Ringway) (MAN / EG...

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by Candid76
Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When/Why Did Air Berlin More Or Less Quit The UK?
Replies: 5
Views: 4047

RE: When/Why Did Air Berlin More Or Less Quit The UK?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/cipango" class="quote" target="_blank">cipango</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>They did fly to quite a few places from <acr...

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by Candid76
Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Information Generated From Aircraft MSN's?
Replies: 3
Views: 2063

Information Generated From Aircraft MSN's?

Airbus MSNs seem entirely logical - but with Boeing it can be quite confusing. Some brand new 737s being delivered to American (and only ordered fairly recently) have MSNs in the 311xx range - up to 12 years old! It seems that Boeing allocate MSNs not just to new orders but also options and maybe ot...

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by Candid76
Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New American/US Airways Fleet?
Replies: 92
Views: 21562

RE: New American/US Airways Fleet?

Just one point - isn't US the driving force here? Just because <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> is the larger of the two carriers does not mean that Boeing automatically wins if the ultimate leadership of the merged airline pulling the strings is from US. I think CX747 may be ju...

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by Candid76
Fri Oct 25, 2013 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bad Weather Forecast LGW-LHR Mon 28 Oct
Replies: 11
Views: 5375

RE: Bad Weather Forecast LGW-LHR Mon 28 Oct

Looks like this will affect the whole UK and not just the south east. Forecasts of 70mph winds at <acronym title="Manchester - International (Ringway) (MAN / EGCC), United Kingdom AND Nampa - Municipal (Ritchey Field) (MAN), USA - Idaho">MAN</acronym> and even stronger around 80mph winds down south....

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by Candid76
Fri Oct 18, 2013 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian To Start LGW-LAX
Replies: 27
Views: 9141

RE: Norwegian To Start LGW-LAX

Nobody flies to <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> from <acronym title="Manchester - International (Ringway) (MAN / EGCC), United Kingdom AND Nampa - Municipal (Ritchey Field) (MAN), USA - Idaho">MAN</acronym> and Norwegian have plenty of flight...

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by Candid76
Fri Oct 11, 2013 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot Confirms New LCC Subsidiary From 2014
Replies: 19
Views: 4588

RE: Aeroflot Confirms New LCC Subsidiary From 2014

I am sure Dobrolet was an Ilyushin 76 operator in the 1990s. If they use those, I'm booking now!

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by Candid76
Fri Oct 11, 2013 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Little Red Poor Loads
Replies: 85
Views: 23286

RE: Virgin Little Red Poor Loads

I am going by train from Manchester to a conference at Gatwick in November. If Little Red flew the route I wouldn't hesitate to book with them. However I never have any reason to fly to Heathrow. These services are not really intended for O & D (certainly not from <acronym title="Manchester - In...

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by Candid76
Fri Jul 12, 2013 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET 787 On Fire At Heathrow
Replies: 254
Views: 76871

ET 787 On Fire At Heathrow

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/OllieJolly" class="quote" target="_blank">OllieJolly</a> (<a href="#88" class="quote">Reply 88</a>):<br/><i>Does anyone know anything about the ...

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by Candid76
Fri Jul 12, 2013 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomson Dreamliner Diverting
Replies: 35
Views: 26507

Thomson Dreamliner Diverting

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Candid76" class="quote" target="_blank">Candid76</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i> So far no sign of any divs from Heathrow ...

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