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by jumpjets
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways 787-10
Replies: 74
Views: 28965

Re: British Airways 787-10

Does anyone have a full explanation of why the delivery was four months late? I know covid 19 will be a factor in extending the delay but the delivery was running late even before that became an issue.

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by jumpjets
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB announces the retirement of A346 fleet
Replies: 90
Views: 19482

Re: IB announces the retirement of A346 fleet

What really needs to happen is BA's A350/787 deliveries to get rid of the fuel hog B744's. Iberia is more efficient than BA already... I agree that this is an admirable aim but it is also worth looking at the relative size of the two fleets. According to airliners.net IB has a longhaul fleet of 32 ...

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by jumpjets
Thu May 21, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways to take delivery of first 787-10 arriving at LHR around 8am on 21 May 2020
Replies: 90
Views: 19179

Re: British Airways to take delivery of first 787-10 arriving at LHR around 8am on 21 May 2020

Ishrion wrote:
So... looks like Sunday delivery it is?


Ah well. according to the Airbus A350 Production/Delivery thread BA took delivery of their sixth A350-1000 yesterday [20 May] - a sort of warm up act for the arrival of a new sub-type on Sunday. :)

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by jumpjets
Mon May 18, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways to take delivery of first 787-10 arriving at LHR around 8am on 21 May 2020
Replies: 90
Views: 19179

Re: British Airways to take delivery of first 787-10 arriving at LHR around 8am on 21 May 2020

Why would an airline that is struggling to survive be spending money on a brand new airplane? Makes no sense. Part of ANY government assistance should include NO NEW AIRPLANES at all until the TAXPAYERS are made whole and 100% of the government assistance is paid in full! Didn’t Willie Walsh say so...

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by jumpjets
Sat May 02, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An Avianca plane lands in Tokyo for the very first time
Replies: 12
Views: 3165

Re: An Avianca plane lands in Tokyo for the very first time

All long haul South American airlines are flying cargo out of China these days: In addition to Avianca, AR is doing EZE-AKL-PVG a few times a week. LA is doing SCL-AKL-PVG LATAM Brazil has also been doing some charters to Asia as well (Bali)/ I think this is true of many countries as they try and s...

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by jumpjets
Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rare and Short Lived Airline/Aircraft Combinations
Replies: 91
Views: 6769

Re: Rare and Short Lived Airline/Aircraft Combinations

When BA took over BMI they acquired a couple of leased Airbus A330s which i believe went back to the lessors fairly quickly after the takeover. I haven't been able to find any pictures of the A330s in any sort of BA livery so I am guessing that for the short time BA flew them they maintained their B...

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by jumpjets
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B787-900 or B787_9
Replies: 12
Views: 1940

Re: B787-900 or B787_9

Well I guess it is down to the discretion of the airlines as to whether they follow the manufacturers official designation or not. One thought/ guess why some might adopt the ‘unorthodox 787-900 designation is that it gives them flexibility for identifying sub fleets within one aircraft type. Eg a t...

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by jumpjets
Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your List Of Discontinued Routes You Have Flown
Replies: 109
Views: 7687

Re: Your List Of Discontinued Routes You Have Flown

Just a few for me, all short haul flights though I confess I haven't double checked on my overseas domestic flights to see if the routes are all still operated. I suspect the old VARIG milk run from GRU to MAO via BSB, amongst other places is no longer running as a mutli stop route. I have excluded ...

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by jumpjets
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'Windfall' for British Airways as it wins back 12 Flybe flight slots
Replies: 29
Views: 8434

Re: 'Windfall' for British Airways as it wins back 12 Flybe flight slots

As I understand it these slots will revert back to BA and they can use them on whatever route they like but if another eligible airline bids to take on the designated routes eg Aberdeen, BA have to hand them back. Does anyone know if there is a time limit after which airlines can no longer bid for t...

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by jumpjets
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HKG-BKK 5th freedom
Replies: 24
Views: 2969

Re: HKG-BKK 5th freedom

QF used to fly HKG-BKK (old airport) with 5th freedom rights at some point during the 90s prior to the Asian Financial Crisis. The 763 used to originate in PER as a PER-BKK-HKG routing. Back in 1988 (or thereabouts) I flew BKK-SIN with QF on a 763. The flight continued on to PER. So in answer to th...

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by jumpjets
Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA transfers MLE to LHR; upgrades to 77W
Replies: 25
Views: 6909

Re: BA transfers MLE to LHR; upgrades to 77W

Ishrion wrote:
Don’t the 772s out of LGW have more capacity than the 77Ws?


Yes, as things stand the ‘densified’ 772s have approx 30 more seats than the 77Ws.

However the 77Ws are much more premium heavy, 14F and 56J, compared to the Gatwick three class 772s which now have only 32J (and no F).

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by jumpjets
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways interested in flying US Domestic Routes
Replies: 159
Views: 21594

Re: British Airways interested in flying US Domestic Routes

Why would Americans want to fly "British" Airways. It's not exactly a top airline by any means. No better than the US domestic ones. And they'd never have the same frequency as a US domestic airline, so then why bother? To be fair, didn't Air France and Iberia fly Caribbean and LatAm rout...

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by jumpjets
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will european airlines ever fly to australia again?
Replies: 16
Views: 1520

Re: Will european airlines ever fly to australia again?

Max Q wrote:
Well, with Brexit the UK is not really part of Europe anymore


Not being too picky I hope but the UK is no longer part of the EU but geographically/ geologically we remain firmly a European nation.

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by jumpjets
Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 190
Views: 43746

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

What’s up with G-ZBLA, it was supposed to be delivered by now and it’s first commercial flight is getting close I don’t know know why there is a delay but I read that the first commercial flight of the BA 787-10, to Atlanta, has been delayed by about two weeks until 12 March. I think I am correct i...

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by jumpjets
Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Whose 747’s have you flown?
Replies: 77
Views: 2061

Re: Whose 747’s have you flown?

A handful for me:
AC*, BA, MH QF, RG and VS.

* We booked with Canadian and the flight was on a Canadian 744 but by the time we flew Air Canada had taken over.

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by jumpjets
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What former airports have you flown into?
Replies: 45
Views: 2134

Re: What former airports have you flown into?

Just a few for me:
Athens Ellenikon
Eilat
Hong Kong Kai Tak
Istanbul Attaturk

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by jumpjets
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What former carriers have you flown?
Replies: 102
Views: 3270

Re: What former carriers have you flown?

Here goes in the order they spring to mind: Ansett Varig Orion JMC (later the recently demised Thomas Cook) Dan Air Buzz Air Europe London City Airways Aviaco Monarch Aero Continente (later Nuevo Continente) Sabena Absorbed into other airlines: Manx Airlines Canadian Brymon British Caledonian Britis...

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by jumpjets
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will UA offer 2nd daily LAX-LHR?
Replies: 4
Views: 576

Re: Will UA offer 2nd daily LAX-LHR?

jetwet1 wrote:
jfk777 wrote:
While UA has a strong operation at LAX, LHR is a well flown destination with 5 AA/BA & 3 Virgin Atlantic flights daily.


VS 8 and 24, what's the 3rd VS flight ?


There is also VS144 but that might just be Summer season only.

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by jumpjets
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is BA009 (LHR-BKK) going to be operated by the B789 sometime soon? If so, when?
Replies: 11
Views: 948

Re: Is BA009 (LHR-BKK) going to be operated by the B789 sometime soon? If so, when?

I just did a dummy booking on ba.com for a return trip to BKK in December 2020 and it is showing a 777 on both legs.

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by jumpjets
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Willie Walsh Retiring from IAG 30 June 2020
Replies: 28
Views: 5265

Re: Willie Walsh Retiring from IAG 30 June 2020

I don't see STC in the same league at WW..... Back on topic: why is WW stepping down? He is too young to retire. He's only 58. Looking forward a year or so to when the Uk/EU post brexit relationship is finalised it may be that the shareholding complexities within IAG of keeping The Spanish/Irish IA...

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by jumpjets
Sun Dec 29, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Holiday patterns of Russians and flights
Replies: 46
Views: 6359

Re: Holiday patterns of Russians and flights

There are also plenty of Russian holiday makers in the beach resorts of Vietnam - When I stayed in Mui Ne a couple of years back I was surprised, initially, that the restaurant menus were invariably in Russian as well as English - but then thinking back to the close ties between the two countries du...

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by jumpjets
Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-CIVZ to Dublin
Replies: 14
Views: 3357

Re: G-CIVZ to Dublin

Maybe she will get the regular BA paint scheme instead of the One World livery? Or a new basic BA livery to meet IAG spec ? Seeing how the new A350s have just started arriving in full BA with crest livery and union flag wing tips it seems unlikely they would now introduce a basic Iberia style liver...

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by jumpjets
Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you landed at the alphabet?
Replies: 76
Views: 3860

Re: Have you landed at the alphabet?

Its been a while since I published my complete list so here goes: No new letters this year, Q still remains elusive! Three new airports, one new airline (EK) but no new aircraft types. A ABZ ACC ADL AGP AHO ASP AMS ASW ATH ATQ AUS AUH B BAH BCN BFS BG IBHD BHX BKK BLR BNE BRE BRS BSB BUD BVA BZR C C...

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by jumpjets
Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Capital Markets Day 2019
Replies: 55
Views: 8398

Re: IAG Capital Markets Day 2019

It is reported by various sources including flightglobal and the Irish times that Willie Walsh stated at the capital markets day that he will be retiring within the next two years. It will be interesting to see who will rise from the pack to take his place, or will his place be filled by someone fro...

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by jumpjets
Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: All announced new routes thread
Replies: 16
Views: 2928

Re: All announced new routes thread

You might use this tool. https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/ I review it every day and it is a great way to get news on route additions / deletions and changes. I agree - I signed up for their daily e mail which summarises whats new since the previous day. An excellent way to keep up...

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by jumpjets
Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 296
Views: 80826

Re: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List

Just one trip booked so far for next year but takes in a few places: January: QF2 LHR-SIN A380 QF36 SIN-MEL A380 QF1013 MEL-TAS 737-800 February QF 1014 TAS-MEL 737-800 QF693 MEL-ADL 737-800 QF585 ADL-PER 737-800 QF8421 PER-DXB A380 (Flight operated by Emirates EK421) QF8031 DXB-LHR A380 (Flight op...

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by jumpjets
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways Avios Points-
Replies: 2
Views: 1483

Re: British Airways Avios Points-

Another potential way of using your Avios without encountering such limited availability is to pay part in cash and part in Avios, which I find gives you much better value for your Avios than using them for an entirely reward flight. Admittedly I have never tried doing that for travel in first class...

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by jumpjets
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If Varig had stayed with us...
Replies: 11
Views: 4227

Re: If Varig had stayed with us...

They’ be flying planes to airports and still missing the late night curfew at Heathrow unless they cancelled the CPH tag-on.

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by jumpjets
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Big Trip, Need Help
Replies: 25
Views: 6259

Re: Big Trip, Need Help

For a free rooftop view of London go to the skygarden. It is free but you need a ticket - book online about a week in advance to be sure of getting one. (Website skygarden.london). If that is full the viewing galleries at the Tate modern ( the best one is on top of the extension to the gallery) is g...

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by jumpjets
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Big Trip, Need Help
Replies: 25
Views: 6259

Re: Big Trip, Need Help

Just a quick word on the TexasEmbassy in London. I believe the actual embassy was at 4 St James Street and is now a wine merchants and not a pub- but I may be wrong. There is a plaque in Pickering Place (adjacent to 4 St James st) commemorating the embassy. The restaurant named the Texas Embassy in ...

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by jumpjets
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atantic to join AF/KL - China Eastern JV
Replies: 5
Views: 1988

Re: Virgin Atantic to join AF/KL - China Eastern JV

As BA has more recently been expanding its codeshares with China Southern (CZ) maybe they will just dump any remaining codeshares with MU once VS gets involved in the AF/KL/MU jv.

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by jumpjets
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Paris to Kinshasa to Brazzaville to Paris
Replies: 100
Views: 14462

Re: Air France Paris to Kinshasa to Brazzaville to Paris

100% correct...this is a very good commercially oriented move. Also note that BA does the same with LHR-BAH-DMM with BAH-DMM being simiar flying time as FIH-BZV. It is interesting that this new BA add on runs contrary to recent practices of separating out the tag on destination to have its own dire...

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by jumpjets
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Layover vs a layover
Replies: 7
Views: 1270

Re: Layover vs a layover

As a Brit [with VS captain and flight attendant ex-neighbours] I would generally regard a layover as being time spent by aircrew at an airport/city other than their home base when one shift has ended and before the next shift begins. In the case of my neighbour a layover could be up to several days ...

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by jumpjets
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Yes/No Poll: Do You Like American Airlines?
Replies: 51
Views: 3792

Re: Yes/No Poll: Do You Like American Airlines?

Transatlantic - Yes

Domestic - NO, but that was only one flight in one of my least favourite modern jets, an ERJ 145

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by jumpjets
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best (warm) places in Europe to visit in February?
Replies: 26
Views: 7844

Re: Best (warm) places in Europe to visit in February?

If you are willing to go a little bit further afield I would recommend Eilat, Israel or Luxor, Egypt for almost guaranteed sun and Luxor in particular for loads of historical interest. A similar distance would be Petra/Red sea in Jordan, but not been there myself in winter to know what it is like. S...

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by jumpjets
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Alex Cruz & Klaus Goresch leaving BA
Replies: 93
Views: 17802

Re: Rumour: Alex Cruz & Klaus Goresch leaving BA

A little bit of me says ‘be careful what you wish for’ as if this rumour proves to be true we don’t know who will replace them. On the other hand as a former BA enthusiast who now only flies BA when there is little or no other choice I sort of feel any replacement can’t be any worse for BA service s...

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by jumpjets
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated June 2019 Loads
Replies: 10
Views: 1547

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated June 2019 Loads

The BA numbers do look odd - smaller aeroplanes and lower load factors- but with the slowly reducing 744 fleet I guess inevitably some routes see down gauging in total numbers. However if you look at the seat count on the 744 they were using and the four class 772 you will see that while the total s...

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by jumpjets
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow-JFK is the world's only billion-dollar airline route.
Replies: 51
Views: 12037

Re: Heathrow-JFK is the world's only billion-dollar airline route.

[ AA has 4 daily flights betweeen JFK and LHR.[/quote] Oops you are of course correct. That takes the total for a 31 day month up to in excess of 700 flights a day, which makes me wonder if they had aggregated BA and AA why they didn't refer to 'over 700 flights a month'....I guess I will never know...

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by jumpjets
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow-JFK is the world's only billion-dollar airline route.
Replies: 51
Views: 12037

Re: Heathrow-JFK is the world's only billion-dollar airline route.

They didn't clearly indicate whether the JFK-LHR revenue was purely from BA metal or does it include all AA/BA JV revenue on the route. I also found it interesting that half of the top 10 list are OW carriers. It seems likely that it is the combined figure for both BA and AA as the article refers t...

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by jumpjets
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Would you rather...
Replies: 14
Views: 2147

Re: Would you rather...

A 707
B L1011
C Concorde
D VC10

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by jumpjets
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 SIA A380s currently at LHR
Replies: 10
Views: 3888

Re: 2 SIA A380s currently at LHR

It is quite normal. SIA have departures from LHR scheduled at 0925 and 1125 both currently on A380s. SIA also has two evening departures - one 773ERand another A380. Including BA and AF that gives 5 A380s and 2 773ER a day between LHR and SIN. Surely you don't mean to say that AF flies LHR-SIN nons...

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by jumpjets
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 SIA A380s currently at LHR
Replies: 10
Views: 3888

Re: 2 SIA A380s currently at LHR

It is quite normal. SIA have departures from LHR scheduled at 0925 and 1125 both currently on A380s.

SIA also has two evening departures - one 773ERand another A380.

Including BA and QF that gives 5 A380s and 2 773ER a day between LHR and SIN.

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by jumpjets
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: WN Pilot Flies Father's Vietnam War Remains Home
Replies: 16
Views: 3926

Re: WN Captain Flys Father Home after being M.I.A.

aviatorcraig wrote:
I'm just getting "Access denied" on the link

Edit: It's a geographical thing, I'm in the UK. It works fine when I VPN to a US server

RIP Col. Roy Knight Jr.


Hi. I am also in the UK and the link worked fine on my I pad. Maybe just a gremlin.

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by jumpjets
Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 1187
Views: 531418

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

According to the presentation before the inaugural BA a350-1000 flight, they expect to have a whopping 18 frames by the end of the year. According to the IAG Capital Markets day presentation from Nov 2018 [slide 167] there will be a total of 10 A350s within the IAG group by the end of 2019 - which ...

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by jumpjets
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Truly terrible Airlines of the past and present
Replies: 84
Views: 12090

Re: Truly terrible Airlines of the past and present

Going back in time to the late 1980s two airlines that stick in my mind as being attrocious, from a flight experience and customer service point of view were Aeroflot and Aviaco.

Aviaco of course disappeared and Aeroflot seems to have a decent reputation these days.

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by jumpjets
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TK A350 future routes
Replies: 12
Views: 2966

Re: TK A350 future routes

Given TKs propensity to send airtlines of all sizes on short/medium routes - eg currently scheduled for heathrow are the 737, A321,A330 andd 77W - I wouldnt be surprised if the A350 also finds its way to some shortish European routes too.

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by jumpjets
Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Multi-Airport-Cities: Which have you landed/departed at more than one airport?
Replies: 93
Views: 5767

Re: Multi-Airport-Cities: Which have you landed/departed at more than one airport?

jumpjets wrote:
Just a short list for me

London (home) LHR, LGW, LCY, LTN and STN - Southend still to do
Milan MXP, LIN
Vancouver YVR, CXH
Bangkok BKK, DMK
Havana UPB, HAV


Oops forgot Reykjavik - KEF, RKV

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by jumpjets
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Multi-Airport-Cities: Which have you landed/departed at more than one airport?
Replies: 93
Views: 5767

Re: Multi-Airport-Cities: Which have you landed/departed at more than one airport?

Just a short list for me

London (home) LHR, LGW, LCY, LTN and STN - Southend still to do
Milan MXP, LIN
Vancouver YVR, CXH
Bangkok BKK, DMK
Havana UPB, HAV

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by jumpjets
Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBC Planespotting Live, Staring 23rd July 20.00 BBC4.
Replies: 34
Views: 7780

Re: BBC Planespotting Live, Staring 23rd July 20.00 BBC4.

I stuck with it and watched all three episodes and am rather wishing I hadn’t. I could handle the low level aviation knowledge as we all know this was an entertainment piece not a specialist programme. What spoiled it was some pretty poor presenting ( coupled with low knowledge base) and I am sorry ...

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by jumpjets
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways 747 Route Network of the past.
Replies: 100
Views: 13444

Re: British Airways 747 Route Network of the past.

oldannyboy wrote:
Cunard wrote:
Arion640 wrote:


Don't think the A330 was ever operated during the franchise time, maybe you meant the A321?


When BA bought BMI they inherited the BMI A330s and continued to operate them for a short period of time. Maybe that is what dcajet means by a ‘franchise operator’.

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