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by by738
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat
Replies: 272
Views: 40428

Re: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat

Not that I know much, but apart from a reasonable company branding in Transat, i'm not sure I would keep the brand when the overtaking internal company already has a low(er) cost offshoot which has reasonable established presence across multiple markets. Watch for Rouge A330's/A321s !

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by by738
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR
Replies: 158
Views: 33874

Re: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR

So whats the latest? where did it get lifted to and who's looking at it? FAA first, insurance then decision on repair or scrap?

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by by738
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019
Replies: 77
Views: 10195

Re: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019

Seems like they dont use enough of their capacity on the route to keep the route going. This new info seems familiar... ;) Use or fill capacity? The planes were often less than a third full. Despite the fanfare, this was a dead duck from the outset. Wrong routing, wrong carrier/product in a quasi c...

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by by738
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK Thread - 2019
Replies: 91
Views: 12422

Re: Rest of the UK Thread - 2019

awwdabaaby wrote:
aircraft is supposed to be an A319 but in the past 3 weeks it has been A320 and A321

Been an A319 more often than not this week alone...

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by by738
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 326
Views: 38284

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

SelseyBill wrote:
; the WTO is sure gonna be interested.......

Doubt they'll give two hoots

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by by738
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 326
Views: 38284

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

Lets hope the paint job is better than the Com Air South African attempts at Chatham on their 738's. And please no winglet painting like the new BAA350 #Tacky

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by by738
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 122096

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

They have a significant base at LTN... one stop (for Eastern Europe) routes to North America?

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by by738
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 122096

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

where is the much rumoured AA XLR order?!

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by by738
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK Thread - 2019
Replies: 91
Views: 12422

Re: Rest of the UK Thread - 2019

and interesting when they couldnt make GLA work on that route and lots of competition at EDI. using the old adage 'I give it a year...'

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by by738
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 85534

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread

ITSTours wrote:
Korean air orders 787-9 and 787-10 ten of each.

Think that was announced and discussed much earlier...

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by by738
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 85534

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread

skipness1E wrote:
Isn't this more likely going to be a large club to batter Airbus over the head with on pricing new A320 NEOs?

I don't think a major airshow physical announcement (LOI or otherwise) would be in keeping with that... its not WW style.

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by by738
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 85534

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread

This is impressive. Completely out of the blue. For BA at LGW will be a bit of a mess with limited interchange with LHR fleet, concoction of fleet types and non containerised loading. Hey what do I know. Wonder if BAMG will take on the maintenance at GLA?

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by by738
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019
Replies: 77
Views: 10195

Re: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019

PlaneMad134 wrote:
And I was asked elsewhere

By who and where... I wanna be there...

digitalcloud wrote:
This thread makes my head hurt.
LOL

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by by738
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Prestwick Airport put up for sale
Replies: 15
Views: 2965

Re: Prestwick Airport put up for sale

Breathe wrote:
I wonder where all the jobs at Spirit Aerosystems, Ryanair, BAE Systems Regional Aircraft etc. would go if the airport closed. GLA, EDI, downsouth or abroad???

Theres no need for them to go anywhere. Its just the oversized terminal and commercial pax aspect that needs to shut.

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by by738
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019
Replies: 77
Views: 10195

Re: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019

PlaneMad134 wrote:
Does anyone know how the route is getting on Loadfactor wise?

Mid 80's

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by by738
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 273
Views: 57549

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

DobboDobbo wrote:

“Traffic to the Middle East saw strong growth, with Doha seeing a 45% increase and Muscat 15%. Singapore also saw strong demand in May with growth of 19%.”

Pretty impressive. Hadn't been convinced with SQ but seems to be going well.

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by by738
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Loganair thread - 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 4684

Re: Loganair thread - 2019

I think they'll want to see how the other SEN services do. Loads on some services ex ABZ ok, GLA not so.

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by by738
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 51924

Re: RUMOR: American to order A321LR

smartplane wrote:
The 757 nomenclature will probably be revived in a new NB model.

I dont see that at all. They have never reused the original numerical naming for a completely different new build, and I don't expect them to do so. Can you imagine the uproar if they used eg 747 for something else?

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by by738
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat
Replies: 272
Views: 40428

Re: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat

TObound wrote:

Personally, I've always hoped AC got a large order of 788s in an LCC config (like Norwegian's 788s). 40 of them would cover all of Rouge's 763 and Transat's 332s.

And with the current loaded 787 orderbook, where and when are these 40 787's going to appear from?

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by by738
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019
Replies: 77
Views: 10195

Re: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019

KingB123 wrote:
Is emirates now daily to dubai?

Yes daily from June

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by by738
Tue May 28, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Glasgow Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 63
Views: 5524

Re: Glasgow Aviation Thread - 2019

The source is Lufthansa. Check their schedules/timetable. Its swings and roundabouts, airports go through periods of years of growths then down, management changes and up again. Not all airports can offer subsidised incentives. For a declining population and two neighbouring airports within 50 miles...

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by by738
Tue May 28, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Route LHR <-> TFS Once a week
Replies: 17
Views: 3106

Re: BA Route LHR <-> TFS Once a week

No, its not a charter. If you look at the schedule - BA tend to operate a lot of leisure routes on Saturday/Sunday and a Wednesday. When there is less demand for the business heavy destinations. They may not be charters per-se, but the rational driving leisure focused low frequency flights has ofte...

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by by738
Mon May 27, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Glasgow Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 63
Views: 5524

Re: Glasgow Aviation Thread - 2019

Well the boom in legacy LH Germany to GLA didn't last long...
LH FRA - down to less than daily W19
LH FRA - S19 no A321's scheduled
LH MUC - scrapped for W19
and of course Eurowings DUS gone from S19
Could we be seeing a repeat of history or just a winter blip?

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by by738
Sun May 26, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: EuroAtlantic 767 interiors
Replies: 20
Views: 2407

Re: EuroAtlantic 767 interiors

no worse than the TOM/TUI 763's

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by by738
Sat May 25, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 181
Views: 25366

Re: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!

is that an emergency exit between the 2 overwing exits and the aft door because it look different to the normal A321LR emergency exits that TS has. The flex layout on EI and TS A321LRs are identical, two overwing, one mid rear. The TS have the second overwing deactivated but is still there. Its not...

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by by738
Thu May 23, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019
Replies: 77
Views: 10195

Re: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019

Antalya just in place of RHO which is dropped. NAP I think was advertised once before then dropped before season started

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by by738
Mon May 20, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread
Replies: 250
Views: 35933

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread

Indigo investments are involved in big Airbus orders so I sure poster knows...

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by by738
Sun May 19, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread
Replies: 250
Views: 35933

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread

successful launch of Cape Town, Los Angeles, San Francisco, JFK & Seattle, which are entirely seat-only passengers. Are they all seat only ? (often heavily advertised in TC shops and brochures and can be made as packages) How do we know the 'success' or otherwise of these routes (who's frequenc...

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by by738
Sun May 19, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat
Replies: 272
Views: 40428

Re: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat

Airlinerdude wrote:
I'd be very surprised if this deal was approved

Im sure AC lawyers are all over this. If they didn't think it was worth their while Im sure they wouldn't be the exclusive suitor

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by by738
Sun May 19, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1327
Views: 226251

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

perhaps if performance is too close it will come down to the financial deal offered. With Boeing's struggles, wonder if they'll be willing to give a very good deal (its a niche order) so unlikely to lead to everyone wanting similar deals

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by by738
Sun May 19, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA axing LHR - LED & KBP
Replies: 38
Views: 8060

Re: BA axing LHR - LED & KBP

Has been discussed at length on various forums. No official announcement(yet) but flights cancelled and passengers informed (From Oct 19)

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by by738
Sat May 18, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 273
Views: 57549

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Interesting. Who are all these Thai travelling pax do we think? Outbound leisure, high yielding business or connecting? And what aircraft? Interesting to know who this would steal from? (Im guessing other one stop connections eg EK, BA etc)

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by by738
Fri May 17, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First BA RR powered 777 with 10 across in Y
Replies: 7
Views: 3344

Re: First BA 777 with 10 across in Y

its the first total reconfig with reduced J
The aircraft has been reconfigured from 48J/24W/203Y to 32J/48W/252Y

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by by738
Fri May 17, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Extra windows on 748 upper deck question
Replies: 15
Views: 5864

Re: Extra windows on 748 upper deck question

Long live The Queen!

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by by738
Thu May 16, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat
Replies: 272
Views: 40428

Re: Air Canada buying Air Transat

Not great on the foreign ports where both happily compete. There are a few where ACr and TS compete. But I suppose AC have a bigger network and can offer more than those on VFR holiday vacations.

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by by738
Thu May 16, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread
Replies: 250
Views: 35933

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread

DobboDobbo wrote:
TCX short haul: EasyJet, Ryanair, Jet2, Indigo

Where did Jet2 come from? Have they expressed any interest?

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by by738
Wed May 15, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Loganair thread - 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 4684

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.

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by by738
Tue May 14, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet
Replies: 140
Views: 22643

Re: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet

where are these A321LRs coming from? who has slots or lease builds available for years?
Sounds like a pipe dream in the short term and a Boeing frightener

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by by738
Tue May 14, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market
Replies: 150
Views: 19587

Re: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market

I dont have great feelings about this Mitsubishi RJ venture.
Surely lots of the technology is already 'out of date'.
The boom of RJ just doesn't seem to be there now with more efficient economical larger aircraft. I doubt Mits can alter the history of SCOPE

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by by738
Mon May 13, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to LGW, will UA and AA follow?
Replies: 51
Views: 9261

Re: Delta to LGW, will UA and AA follow?

I'll throw my hat in the ring and say the LGW routes will be VS and not DL operated. Purely a hunch, and won't last that long.

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by by738
Mon May 13, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: La compagnie a321 start date
Replies: 28
Views: 7967

Re: La compagnie a321 start date

That A321N looks amazing in their colours!

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by by738
Mon May 13, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread
Replies: 250
Views: 35933

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread

mattyfitzg wrote:
EDIT: On the subject of a VS take-over of Long-Haul, surely Unite will put up a hell of a fight in regards to employment of staff and contracts. I don't think a union like Unite will let it quietly slip under the radar

But VS might have better terms than TC?

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by by738
Mon May 13, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEVEL to order B787 or A330-800
Replies: 106
Views: 19715

Re: LEVEL to order B787 or A330-800

Could IAG find a place for the A330-800 to replace B767 capacity with BA, or would it be too big a plane? That role has already been fulfilled at BA. The original batch of 788's effectively replaced them on long-haul duties and A321neo's have just replaced the remaining 767's that were configured f...

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by by738
Mon May 13, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great Dane Airlines - New Danish airline
Replies: 48
Views: 7951

Re: Great Dane Airlines - New Danish airline

... was painted mid March 2019

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by by738
Mon May 13, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread
Replies: 250
Views: 35933

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread

Thomas Cook publicly stated that they’d prefer the group airlines to be sold together. With this in mind, Indigo Partners (the only ones so far who’ve openly bid for the whole lot) seems the most likely option, surely. Yet would they be interested in the Long Haul component? That huge Airbus narrow...

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by by738
Sun May 12, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread
Replies: 250
Views: 35933

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread

The VS A330s are not that old?

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by by738
Sun May 12, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan dropping BJS - EDI/DUB
Replies: 16
Views: 4590

Re: Hainan dropping BJS - EDI/DUB

Are yields & demand poor in these markets? Would a B787-8 be better For this? I cant imagine majority inbound group tourists are high yielding. Business class was always wide open with extremely competitive fares, that would be where any money might be made I would presume. Its been tried with ...

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by by738
Sat May 11, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 273
Views: 57549

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

samair wrote:
I hope so, either that or reintroducing the MAN-LGW flight

Now that would be a surprise.

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by by738
Sat May 11, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan dropping BJS - EDI/DUB
Replies: 16
Views: 4590

Re: Hainan dropping BJS - EDI/DUB

So is it gone or not? Looks like EDI Management seem to think so, although saving any blushes by hoping its just a seasonal cessation.
Maybe the Panda is never going to deliver...

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