747-8 product is not a commercial failure if you considering both versions. Boeing slowed their production but not stopped yet. There are too many 744 Freighter to replace and Boeing expected more orders. Nose load feature helps to Boeing to maintain 747 line in production. Even with the freighter ...Jump to post
Same as jumpjets, generally very short or little wait. Obviously can vary on volume of traffic and number of gates open. But don't follow the crowd keep your eyes open, people tend to follow one another, and if you look down the line you can often find quieter or empty gates further down the line th...Jump to post
As much as I like the 747 it's a final squeeze of the orange. A lot of effort for a few more drops. .
Amazing. Had they given him a drink, what happens if he wants a second one? Makes you wonder how often does it occur when the cabin crew don't question or stop it.Jump to post
In late 2017 I flew from Heathrow to Pisa and back, for the day on a Sunday. The morning flight with BA was a A319, and we had 11 people on it, 1 in business and 10 in economy. I was sat around row 6 and was feeling a bit crowded as across the aisle was a father and his teenage son. Just before we ...Jump to post
You can guarantee (its happened to me a few times) you see someone behaving in a certain way and you think thank god I got away from them, only for a while later you see them again at your gate for your flight! Stage 2 of this of course is you see this person again or it first happened at the gate, ...Jump to post
In late 2017 I flew from Heathrow to Pisa and back, for the day on a Sunday. The morning flight with BA was a A319, and we had 11 people on it, 1 in business and 10 in economy. I was sat around row 6 and was feeling a bit crowded as across the aisle was a father and his teenage son. Just before we l...Jump to post
I'm on around 60+% of the BA A319 A320 A321 fleet. .. mind you its not helping with their new NEOs coming on line. Actually sat on a "new" one for me G-MEDL at the moment heading back from STO. I had flown all the BA 767s towards the last couple of years they where in service when it was d...Jump to post
Must have been a shock to the witnesses too.
Have also cases from South Africa too in recent years
Interest article written after the one above.
Who decides on the registration? The first BA A350 XWB getting G-XWBA - seems like more than coincidence to me. The BA Whales are G-XLEA and so on, XL presumably being related to the size of the plane, 'extra large'. Starting from 1928 British aeroplanes used to be registered in sequence, starting ...Jump to post
I agree longhauler, if I remember correctly the Peruvian 727 OB-1303 had been on lease to Air Malta and operated in full colours. I've got some pictures of it at LHR. Yemenia used to operate the 727s from Sanaa to LGW in the late 80s. I can't remember the stopovers now though. Ariana Afghan also use...Jump to post
Air Force museum just outside city centre (short bus ride). Tranzalpine train ride to Greymouth and back through the alps.. very scenic. All day trip. Antarctic centre nr the airport City/area tour ...approx 3 hours from memory 5 years since I was there so they were still recovering from the earthqu...Jump to post
A380 for me too, for all the reasons previously mentioned.
A350 is second for me on flying experience.
For sentimental reasons the 747 and L1011 too.
Hard luck if you've got him sat next to you on the plane, you'd just have to grin and bear it.
What would sir like with his sandwich? We have juice, tea, coffee, or would you like a bear?
Maybe he was smarter than the average bear...Boo booJump to post
debonair wrote:n729pa wrote:debonair wrote:
TAP is believed to schedule A340-300 between LHR-LIS this summer...
Do you know when or which flights? I can only find A330s on TP1354 and TP1367 return.
Like Saturday June 29th, TP1354.
We'll never know now. But I seem to recall if im correct, that when BA flew their A380s to FRA they only sold a limited number of seats on it so any last minute tech issues it could be replaced with the usual equipment and no stranded pasengers. So possible this could have been managed the same way....Jump to post
A lot of great ideas - thanks all ! The A343 flights are very tempting. Once the BA A351 arrives I will be burning some Avios in J to MAD & reporting on here ! Cheers TAP is believed to schedule A340-300 between LHR-LIS this summer... Do you know when or which flights? I can only find A330s on ...Jump to post
There was no official announcement by BA these flights would take place, people just exploited the booking system and it went viral. ...it was announced on https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/284693/british-airways-schedules-boeing-747-domestic-uk-service-in-late-august-2019/?highligh...Jump to post
I booked the LHR-GLA part because the prices went crazy in just a couple of hours on the LHR-MAN/NCL..One problem i have is it wont let me buy front seats..The seatmap shows seats from row 33 and back while it distinctively says during booking no business class on this flight,..So i find it odd no ...Jump to post
You might want to read up on Iranian US relations from January 1979 to date.... I won't get into the rights and wrongs of either party or their agendas during that time but given the situation currently developing too, it's not likely to change anytime soon. Most of the real classics have been retir...Jump to post
Should loyalty programs be based on spend only? I got thinking about this topic as I was reviewing my various YTD spending on (US) airlines. I usually purchase “premium” seats (First, Economy+) and it seems that the MQM, PQM, etc. boost doesn’t match the significant price difference. This got me th...Jump to post
DC10-15 for the Mexican carriers Aeromexico and MexicanaJump to post
Assuming you mean fly on (although not sure how you plan to fly on a Thai AF A340)...
Japan Airlines B787
All Nippon Airways B787
Singapore Airlines A380
Austrian Airlines B777
Iran Air A310
Cathay Pacific A350
A380 never tire of flying it, love the take off and quiet effortless ride
A350 quiet smooth and nice cabin conditions
B747 noisy (by comparison to more modern designs) but what is there not to like...enjoy it while you can
Frequently enough you can find fares like this from Heathrow. Last November, I booked LHR-DUB-LHR for £79 return, two weeks before travel. I've also seen things like £95 one way in Club Europe from Stockholm to London Heathrow (searching in April for travel in November). €39 fares out of Dublin are...Jump to post
N748PA had an experimental hybrid livery too circa 1989, I flew on her from Seattle to London and saw her a few times afterwards. Fantastic reading these articles brings back happy memories, always enjoyed travelling with Pan Am, flew them five times in all N729PA N751PA N730PA N727PA and N748PA. I ...Jump to post
Ive got a soft spot for three Airlines overall, and as you can tell from my site name, Pan Am is an airline with such an ironic image its probably one of the few people outside the industry or interest, can identify.Jump to post
In 2017 I flew from LHR to Pisa for the day on a Sunday, there were only 8 of us on a BA A320. They asked me and the guy across the aisle with his teenage son to move back to man the emergency exits. The return flight, a A321 that night was rammed full, glad I took an upgrade.Jump to post
I have to say what a great job BA have done on these planes. I spotted the Negus tail 2 weeks ago across at T5 and it made the hairs on the back of my neck stick up! It took me back some. Then last Tuesday I was off to Berlin and saw BOAC and Landor later as we took off. Just need to see the BEA one...Jump to post
European airport: LHR London Heathrow ...N-American airport: SEA Seattle ...S-American airport: None ...Asian airport: HKG Hong Kong ...African airport: None ...Oceanic airport: MEL Melbourne ...aircraft: DC9-15 G-BMAC (British Midland Airways) ...widebody aircraft: Boeing 747-212B N729PA (Pan Am) ....Jump to post
I always thought the best hotel in LA was out on the dark desert highway. A nice lady was there to welcome you, there's a mission nearby, it was such a lovely place. Plenty of room any time of year, but whilst they dont have any wine on the menu, they serve pink champagne on ice. You can even check ...Jump to post
The PIA 747 that belly landed in Islamabad after the crew forgot to lower the landing gear.... classic!
https://aviation-safety.net/database/re ... 19860204-0
United Express - NPA Jetstream J31 Seattle - Portland Portland - Seattle Qantaslink Q300 Canberra - Sydney Qantaslink Q400 Brisbane - Blackall - Longreach Longreach - Brisbane Melbourne - Launceston Launceston - Melbourne Canberra - Sydney Austrian Airlines Q400 Geneva - London Heathrow Flybe Q400 L...Jump to post
Last L1011 was last summer in Lyons, ex C-FTNA
Last 707 ..Omega 707 at Perth Airport 2013
Last 727 ...derelict one in Madrid August last year looks like ex-Delta colours
Last 747-300 VH-EBU at Avalon Airport near Melbourne
Last MD80 Meridana at LHR covering get a SAS flight 2018
It's not the first time there's been a series of similar aircraft involved in incidents fairly close together that caused a media storm. Comet infamous accidents in the 50s B727 a series for crashes in the first couple of years operation DC10 well documented B747 mid 80s when fatigue cracks were fou...Jump to post
PatrickZ 80, yes I can understand where you're coming from on this, but the there are always Airlines in transition in liveries too ie Iberia Qantas Lufthansa Air Canada KLM Alitalia just for example where there's no uniformity. I don't think a retro hurts too much if done properly, the BA and Qanta...Jump to post
There's one at LYS Lyons Airport too quite close to the runway down the side of a building. Had a real surprise when I saw it. It's an old classic too formerly C-FTNA 1019 (Air Canada'so first Tristar in the day) damaged by hail in 2001 whilst flying Air Transat. It was part of guided tour (there's ...Jump to post
LHR ....we still some, BA of course plus a few others.
But just got a new operator....BOAC
In 1921 Qantas will become the first airline to fly continuously for 100 years under their original name. That IMHO will be the first centenary that really means something. Honourable mention must go to KLM who would almost certainly would have served 100 years continuously under their original nam...Jump to post
It's also about how difficult you make it too. A 45 min connection in CDG or FRA and there's reasonable chance you're going to come unstuck. Plus the time of day can make a difference and where you're travelling to or from too. I've had a very easy pleasant transfer at CDG, but I've also had one tha...Jump to post
Gulf Air - their Tristar livery (as I call it)Jump to post
Whether it is the man behind the picket fence on the grassy knoll,or the secret service being involved in a car crash in a French tunnel, conspiracy theories are everywhere and some love to believe in them or come up with ever more complex explanations. Sometimes the truth might actually be far more...Jump to post