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by bendewire
Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Luton Airport build its original terminal in that specific position?
Replies: 17
Views: 4431

Re: Why did Luton Airport build its original terminal in that specific position?

Having flown out Luton in the late sixties on Britannia 737 I can confirm it is like being launched from an aircraft carrier, there lies the problem. The airport is on what could be deemed a plateau so development is limited, throughout the sixties and seventies the volume of traffic (Largely Monarc...

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by bendewire
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British a/c assembly sites
Replies: 8
Views: 1107

Re: British a/c assembly sites

VC10 Weybridge Surrey, first flown at Brooklands

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by bendewire
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Cancelling Halts international Flights
Replies: 2
Views: 801

Jet Airways Cancelling Halts international Flights

Another one for the bone yard?

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by bendewire
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B787 Go around
Replies: 18
Views: 3178

B787 Go around

Interesting video on BBC of a BA 787 performing a go around at Heathrow due to cross winds, one for the techies. When a go around is called is it good old fashion flying or with FBW technology is there a one button operation to initiate the go around, Just interested

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by bendewire
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?
Replies: 193
Views: 15087

Re: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?

It's amazing scaremongers are on A-net. EU aviation is akin to the EU car industry, no deal would be catastrophic for EU jobs and economy as it would be for UK jobs and economy. For that reason there will be a deal but the EU are acting like spoiled kids who have had their candy has been taken away,...

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by bendewire
Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian launches flights Scandinavia-Krabi W18
Replies: 14
Views: 2903

Re: Norwegian launches flights Scandinavia-Krabi W18

These are purely Holiday Flights, Krabi is a popular destination Dec - March for Scandinavians, connections are not even in the equation, what would be very interesting if they operated all year round as Thailand during rainy season is not at all popular, except back packers. Is it a case again for ...

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by bendewire
Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What aircraft do TUI use on LGW-FUE in April and where can I find this info online?
Replies: 11
Views: 1617

Re: What aircraft do TUI use on LGW-FUE in April and where can I find this info online?

When choosing flight time at booking it clearly states what time and airline will operate the route, TUI are a victim of their own success, increasing fleet size to accommodate summer schedule would mean idle aircraft in the off season.
But they definitely tell you what airline when making the booking

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by bendewire
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help identifying the owner of this 737?
Replies: 22
Views: 7191

Help identifying the owner of this 737?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... g-737.html
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Apologies if this has been posted before but any ideas who owned the B737 and how it got there, you A-netters are a resourceful bunch

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... g-737.html

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by bendewire
Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet puts its weight behind plans for electric planes
Replies: 28
Views: 2343

EasyJet puts its weight behind plans for electric planes

330 mile range!!!! the green lobby has gone mad, don't book any long haul destinations in the near future LOL. Will airport Ramp areas be littered with electrical cables or will the aircraft have a row of Solar panels on top of fuselage?

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by bendewire
Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair running out of pilots? FR cancels 110 flights (09/12)
Replies: 162
Views: 28640

Re: Ryanair running out of pilots? FR cancels 110 flights (09/12)

From BBC Business Ryanair is to cancel 40 to 50 flights every day for the next six weeks, in a bid to improve punctuality of flights. The budget Irish-based airline announced the plan on Friday, saying that it was "unacceptable" that its punctuality had fallen below 80% in the first half o...

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by bendewire
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: London Heathrow noise
Replies: 17
Views: 2456

Re: London Heathrow noise

Western Central London is not within a 5 Mile radius! I was born in Southall, runway 05 directly in line with Bedroom (B707, TU124, Caravelles, Tridents, Brittania's, IL18, DC6/7 all at around 1500ft) moved to Feltham now we had Concord, B727,B737, DC9, early B747 and not once did I know of any resi...

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by bendewire
Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: London Heathrow noise
Replies: 17
Views: 2456

Re: London Heathrow noise

I find the whole airport/noise issue irritating. Most homes around Heathrow and Gatwick were built after the airport was, the people demand houses around airports due to the jobs and industry an airport generates, besides this I think the last numbers available some 89% of the population within a 5 ...

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by bendewire
Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick Runway Closure 17/07/17
Replies: 1
Views: 619

Gatwick Runway Closure 17/07/17

Very curious, under EU regulations any delays 4 plus hours passengers can get compensation, in the case yesterday of the Air Canada Rouge incident at LGW, who pays in the case, the Airlines, The Airport or Air Canada Rouge insurance company??

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by bendewire
Tue May 09, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why wasn't a proper drop off zone built in front of London Southend Airport terminal?
Replies: 23
Views: 3381

Re: Why wasn't a proper drop off zone built in front of London Southend Airport terminal?

You have to look historically, when airport was first designed and built people did not get 'dropped off' as only the well heeled could afford to fly so arrived by car. Latterly the airport was predominantly a cargo hub and maintenance facility with little to no revenue passenger flights, it is only...

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by bendewire
Sat Apr 08, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737 turns 50 this Sunday!
Replies: 63
Views: 7144

Re: B737 turns 50 this Sunday!

Whilst I agree the B737 was a game changer in the short haul market, the most significant airliner 'ever' was the B747. Notwithstanding this I first flew on a B737 -200 of Britannia Airways G-AVRN in June 1969 LTN-PMI and it certainly the making of the European package holiday and short haul market....

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by bendewire
Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing defines 737 MAX 10
Replies: 678
Views: 114801

Re: Boeing defines 737-10MAX

I still find it baffling that 200-250 NB seat market was not an ideal reason to upgrade the 757, a tried and trusted airframe, Good ground clearance for any engine they wish to hang on, could be stretched or shortened to suit market, even with relatively old technology the range outstripped any A320...

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by bendewire
Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Says No Effect on Revenue from Trump, Attacks ME3
Replies: 52
Views: 6163

Re: AA Says No Effect on Revenue from Trump, Attacks ME3

For what it is worth, I feel the big American and other Western carriers should feel the threat from Emirates is real, the most uneven playing field ever. Emirates worldwide sponsorship of various sport and other leisure activities is reported to be $2.5 billion, no independent company could afford ...

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by bendewire
Fri Feb 24, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Retirements schedule
Replies: 23
Views: 3553

Re: Retirements schedule

Thomson Airways/TUI all 757-200W out of service by Winter 2019, is this the last major 757 operator to dispose of the magnificent 757

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by bendewire
Fri Feb 24, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Retirements schedule
Replies: 23
Views: 3553

Re: Retirements schedule

Thomson Airways/TUI all 757-200W out of service by Winter 2019, is this the last major 757 operator to dispose of the magnificent 757

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by bendewire
Wed Sep 21, 2016 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crystal AirCruises All Luxury 777 (photos)
Replies: 17
Views: 8116

Re: Crystal AirCruises All Luxury 777 (photos)

B777LR v B757 I think you would find vast differences as to which airport could handle a WB aircraft, air stairs, baggage belts, tugs, refuellers and engineer availability. Even the 757 with executive layout and the accompanying staff, equipment and supplies is below MTW but not massively. You have ...

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by bendewire
Tue Sep 20, 2016 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crystal AirCruises All Luxury 777 (photos)
Replies: 17
Views: 8116

Re: Crystal AirCruises All Luxury 777 (photos)

TCS (TUI Group) already do 28 day 10 location round the world trips in a 75 seat specially fitted out B757-200 $89,000 and they are fully normally booked, the B757 is used due to limitations at some of the airports visited (runway length and support) the B777 would only have access to major airports...

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by bendewire
Tue Sep 06, 2016 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London City Airport ( LCY ) closed
Replies: 71
Views: 16413

Re: London City Airport ( LCY ) closed

Sounds like an opportunity for a couple of Wart Hogs to get some target practice in!

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by bendewire
Sat May 07, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Impact Of New Mayor On Heathrow
Replies: 37
Views: 11822

RE: Impact Of New Mayor On Heathrow

Could be a good thing for <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> as most of the boroughs around <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> are of Conservative persuasion, so a Labour left wing luvvie may give the go ahead just...

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by bendewire
Fri Mar 11, 2016 3:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787-9 Roof Top Bulge
Replies: 24
Views: 18890

787-9 Roof Top Bulge

Noticed on the new KLM 787 9 there is a distinct bulge about a third of the way down the fuselage on the top. LAN, ANZ, <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>, ANA, does not have this on their 787 9 but <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic Airways (United Kingdom)">VS</acronym> does. Is it possibl...

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by bendewire
Mon Feb 29, 2016 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Diverts Because Of Drunk Stag Party.
Replies: 55
Views: 11105

RE: Ryanair Diverts Because Of Drunk Stag Party.

Low cost airlines have accommodated low life customers, making overseas stag parties affordable. This is one of the reasons I will not use LCC. In the UK Ryanair and Sleazeyjet have air travel affordable to even benefit claimants

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by bendewire
Sat Feb 20, 2016 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Today Is The 757's 34th Birthday :-)
Replies: 49
Views: 8792

RE: Today Is The 757's 34th Birthday :-)

I bet we'll never see another airliner so versatile in one model guise (757-200) short, medium and Long haul, hot and high, short runways, and safety and reliability is perhaps second to none!

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by bendewire
Sat Feb 20, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Very Steep Takeoff At LHR, BA 757
Replies: 56
Views: 22321

RE: Very Steep Takeoff At LHR, BA 757

This thread reminds me of the Flight I had on <acronym title="Royal Air Force (United Kingdom)">RR</acronym> powered 757 Air 2000 flight from <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW</acronym> - <acronym title="Tenerife Sur - Reina Sofia (TFS / GCTS), Spain">TFS</acronym> i...

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by bendewire
Fri Feb 12, 2016 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747s At LGW.
Replies: 26
Views: 7161

RE: BA 747s At LGW.

<table border="0" width="102" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tr><td><a href="/uf/view.file?id=145748&filename=1455301834GXPEP9.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/uf/145748/thumbs/1455301834GXPEP9.jpg" width="100" height="70" border="0"/></a></td></tr></table> Some Brit...

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by bendewire
Sun Jan 10, 2016 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help In Identifying This Plane
Replies: 22
Views: 12269

RE: Help In Identifying This Plane

Bedford CF truck to the rear never sold in USA
Baggage Carts sport 'Swissair'
Ford Transit with service platform at aft of A/C never sold in USA

That's 3

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by bendewire
Sun Jan 10, 2016 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Design, Shift Convention!
Replies: 23
Views: 3447

Aircraft Design, Shift Convention!

I have pondered many times why all aircraft cockpits are design at the front of an aircraft which seems to encroach on cabin space and only allows flight deck crew to look forward and left to right. Why no design with cockpit at the root of the tail fin? The flight deck would have almost a complete ...

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by bendewire
Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest Regular 787 Sector?
Replies: 22
Views: 11925

Longest Regular 787 Sector?

Just curious, What is the longest B787 regular sector (in miles) only wondering if anyone is utilising what the B787 was designed for. For starters ARN-HKT

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by bendewire
Tue Oct 27, 2015 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat Leasing A 787?
Replies: 13
Views: 7646

RE: Air Transat Leasing A 787?

All Thomson Long haul fleet well tied up throughout winter with TUI Nordic and UK Thailand services

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by bendewire
Sat Oct 17, 2015 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomson 787-8 Engine Failure MBJ-LGW, Diverts YQX
Replies: 24
Views: 18166

RE: Thomson 787-8 Engine Failure MBJ-LGW, Diverts YQX

The Thomson shut down in August 2014 was a gearbox oil loss, so not effectively an engine failure but an ancillary item. Thomson have been operating B788 since June 2013 and I'm fairly certain this is only the second engine shutdown they've suffered and with the utilization Thomson employ I feel thi...

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by bendewire
Sat Oct 17, 2015 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomson 787-8 Engine Failure MBJ-LGW, Diverts YQX
Replies: 24
Views: 18166

RE: Thomson 787-8 Engine Failure MBJ-LGW, Diverts YQX

In August 14 G-TUIE suffered an engine shut down over the Atlantic (<acronym title="Puerto Plata (- La Union / Gregorio Luperon) (POP / MDPP), Dominican Republic">POP</acronym> - <acronym title="Manchester - International (Ringway) (MAN / EGCC), United Kingdom AND Nampa - Municipal (Ritchey Field) (...

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by bendewire
Fri Oct 16, 2015 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomson 787-8 Engine Failure MBJ-LGW, Diverts YQX
Replies: 24
Views: 18166

RE: Thomson 787-8 Engine Failure MBJ-LGW, Diverts YQX

I am somewhat bemused as to why such a thread relating to an engine shut down of any type, except an uncontained failure, has made the forum. I also think maybe the pilot overreacted in declaring a 'mayday' as the B788 is perfectly able to fly, land and climb on one engine as per certification. I'm ...

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by bendewire
Thu Oct 01, 2015 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Does Boeing Win Airbus For UK Carriers
Replies: 53
Views: 14824

RE: How Does Boeing Win Airbus For UK Carriers

Despite all the 'ifs and buts' above, it probably has more to do with whole lfie cost, maintenance and longevity. <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> has already scrapped 1990 vintage A320's yet there are B733 and B735 still wizzing around the world after service with <acronym title="Briti...

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by bendewire
Sun Sep 27, 2015 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Ultra Long Haul Routes
Replies: 74
Views: 18976

RE: Future Ultra Long Haul Routes

LHR - HNL worth a thought

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by bendewire
Sat Sep 26, 2015 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Pax Find Vomit In Seatback Pouch
Replies: 15
Views: 5938

RE: UA Pax Find Vomit In Seatback Pouch

Well this does not surprise me, the low life who travel on planes, trains and buses really believe they are at home and think it's someone else's job to clean up behind them. I cannot begin to tell you the behavior of passengers on my <acronym title="Safair (South Africa)">FA</acronym> daughters fli...

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by bendewire
Tue Sep 08, 2015 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Using B738 LGW-JFK Tonight!
Replies: 88
Views: 31266

RE: Norwegian Using B738 LGW-JFK Tonight!

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/LN-KGL" class="quote" target="_blank">LN-KGL</a> (<a href="#37" class="quote">Reply 37</a>):<br/><i>Since you have such a good statistics in UK,...

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by bendewire
Mon Sep 07, 2015 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Using B738 LGW-JFK Tonight!
Replies: 88
Views: 31266

RE: Norwegian Using B738 LGW-JFK Tonight!

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Mortyman" class="quote" target="_blank">Mortyman</a> (<a href="#29" class="quote">Reply 29</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> The figures a...

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by bendewire
Mon Sep 07, 2015 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Using B738 LGW-JFK Tonight!
Replies: 88
Views: 31266

RE: Norwegian Using B738 LGW-JFK Tonight!

Someone mentioned load factor! Well to accommodate a two class 787 into one class 737 (291 on 787 verses 189 on 737) it would mean the flight was under 60% full, which surely any LCC would suffer if loads were this low regularly. I'm sure <acronym title="Norwegian Air Shuttle AND Air Djibouti">DY</a...

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by bendewire
Mon Sep 07, 2015 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ Ends 737 Operations After 47 Years
Replies: 67
Views: 16713

RE: NZ Ends 737 Operations After 47 Years

BY still a longer continuous user of the 737 than SAA who took delivery of the first -200 in October 1968 as opposed to BY who started operations in July 1968

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by bendewire
Mon Sep 07, 2015 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Gatwick CM & Purser Pay Reduction?
Replies: 30
Views: 7702

RE: BA Gatwick CM & Purser Pay Reduction?

Please be aware folks, the Guardian is the mouthpiece of the unions and will do anything to stir up union/company battles

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by bendewire
Sun Sep 06, 2015 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ Ends 737 Operations After 47 Years
Replies: 67
Views: 16713

RE: NZ Ends 737 Operations After 47 Years

Yep Lufthansa wins by 8 months, December 1967 first delivery, however once they retire their current -500 pretty soon BY will take over the mantle

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by bendewire
Sun Sep 06, 2015 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ Ends 737 Operations After 47 Years
Replies: 67
Views: 16713

RE: NZ Ends 737 Operations After 47 Years

Sorry I win, Britannia took deliver of their first Boeing 737 - 200 G-AVRL L/N 38 on the 7th July 1968, I was mistaken quoting 1969. They have operated -200 -300 -500 - 800 - <acronym title="Lauda Air (Austria)">NG</acronym> they currently have 33 B737NG in service. Having checked other sources they...

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by bendewire
Sun Sep 06, 2015 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ Ends 737 Operations After 47 Years
Replies: 67
Views: 16713

RE: NZ Ends 737 Operations After 47 Years

I think you'll find Britannia/Thomson beats ANZ having operated B737 from 1969 until present day and for some considerable time to come having ordered 40 B737 MAX 8/9

Unless someone can correct me but Thomson is probably the longest continuous user of the B737 and who is still using them!

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by bendewire
Sun Aug 09, 2015 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA To Launch LGW- San Jose, Costa Rica
Replies: 71
Views: 16433

RE: BA To Launch LGW- San Jose, Costa Rica

Thomson is starting LGW to SJO 2016, this is bookable now

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by bendewire
Sun Aug 09, 2015 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Without National Flag On Their Planes
Replies: 23
Views: 12890

RE: Airlines Without National Flag On Their Planes

We in the UK appear to be embarrassed about flying the Union Flag, but glad to say Thomson Airways proudly display the Union Flag alongside the fuselage registration number, despite German ownership!!!

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