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by jumpjets
Wed Jun 16, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Problem at LHR 09:30 16th ?
Replies: 8
Views: 2491

Re: Problem at LHR 09:30 16th ?

readytotaxi wrote:
All arrivals have stopped and aircraft in holding patterns. VS688 almost made it then went around.


I had a look on FR24 and around 0900-1000 this morning all departures were subject to a roughly 25-45 minute delay. I guess caused by some short term operational issue.

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by jumpjets
Wed Jun 16, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to split from IAG ?
Replies: 40
Views: 10315

Re: BA to split from IAG ?

Getting back to the original topic, I seem to recall that the complex group structure for IAG (and possibly Air Fance KLM and Lufthansa) was designed so that each airline entity can be demonstrated to be controlled in its country of incorporation. I think this was initially for the purposes of avoid...

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Sun May 30, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA premium service to CAI; A321Ns with Club World still around?
Replies: 20
Views: 2765

Re: BA premium service to CAI; A321Ns with Club World still around?

In addition to A32X, it wasn't uncommon to see BA fly 77Ws and 789s to DME for periods prior to Covid, because they could easily fill those massive premium cabins. Before that, the 763ER was a thing on LHR-DME for most of its time with BA. The higher demand for a larger Business Class was, AFAIK, o...

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by jumpjets
Sat May 08, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top ten current overseas routes by flights
Replies: 13
Views: 2187

Re: Top ten current overseas routes by flights

Not wishing to be too pedantic but I think we need to distinguish between the single word 'overseas' and the two words 'over seas'. In the context of traveling the latter clearly means to cross over one or more seas. However if you consult a book of synonyms and look up the single word 'overseas' th...

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by jumpjets
Sat Apr 24, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 242
Views: 91431

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

On 13 Jan 2021 audidudi posted a link of a fully painted BA A350-1000 [MSN 473] without engines. Since then it has not been mentioned in any daily updates which strikes me as as a long time with no evident progress. I am wondering whether there is a problem with this particular aircraft eg an engin...

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by jumpjets
Thu Apr 22, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 242
Views: 91431

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

On 13 Jan 2021 audidudi posted a link of a fully painted BA A350-1000 [MSN 473] without engines. Since then it has not been mentioned in any daily updates which strikes me as as a long time with no evident progress. I am wondering whether there is a problem with this particular aircraft eg an engine...

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by jumpjets
Tue Apr 20, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 97
Views: 17000

Re: British Airways Fleet Thread - 2021

It's supposed to BA operated but I can't for the life of me figure out why, given Qatar fly the route. Yes agreed , it's a bit odd ,Was surprised that BA fly the route .... I did wonder whether the BA plans to move routes like this and ACC* to LGW was to make the size of their operation at LGW more...

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by jumpjets
Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are flights under 100 miles profitable?
Replies: 31
Views: 2963

Re: Are flights under 100 miles profitable?

I guess we should mention the Loganair Scottish island routes, especially Westray - Papa Westray. Whether it is profitable or not I cannot say but at 2 miles long that segment is well under your 100 mile threshold.

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by jumpjets
Sun Apr 18, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 19 seaters in Europe
Replies: 59
Views: 7323

Re: 19 seaters in Europe

Back in the day I recall flying with Manx Airlines on IOM-UK domestic routes in Shorts 360 and Jetstream 31s - a type also flown by Eastern Airways [UK]. Eadtern flew the Jetstream 41, but I think they sat around 30 people.

I think British Midland also flew the Shorts 360 on short UK domestic routes.

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by jumpjets
Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When where and why did you last fly pre Covid?
Replies: 75
Views: 4755

When where and why did you last fly pre Covid?

This thread is really targeted at people like me who since Covid became an issue have been shielding/isolating/locking down - voluntarily or otherwise and therefore not travelling. However anyone can join in if they like. My last flight before Covid was November 2019. It was Tirana to London Gatwick...

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by jumpjets
Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours
Replies: 286
Views: 32967

Re: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours

Those routes are already dominated by trains. If they expand that to international routes, that would be more impactful. How many International routes in France are reachable by 2.5 hours or less via train? CDG>BRU is the only route off-hand I can think of which is a whopping 1x daily on SN. The Lo...

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by jumpjets
Sun Apr 04, 2021 11:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports you have visited but not flown to/through
Replies: 42
Views: 3143

Re: Airports you have visited but not flown to/through

Only a couple for me. I picked up a hire car at Denver airport and had a coffee in the terminal building at Shoreham.

I have been into one of the buildings at what was Croydon airport the original London airport, that is now a hotel - but the site has long since stopped being an airport.

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by jumpjets
Tue Mar 30, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Carriers Vistara and SpiceJet Bag Coveted London Heathrow LHR Slots for S21
Replies: 101
Views: 10615

Re: Indian Carriers Vistara and SpiceJet Bag Coveted London Heathrow LHR Slots for S21

i wonder how vistara and spicejet got some slots when jetblue got none. just a thought... JetBlue did get LHR slots. Probably one of the biggest beneficiaries! They got a whopping 270 slots. https://airlinegeeks.com/2021/03/27/jetblue-bamboo-airways-westjet-secure-london-heathrow-slots/ Not sure bu...

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by jumpjets
Tue Mar 30, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1474
Views: 250682

Re: American Airlines LHR slots

Did AA lose or gain any slots during the pandemic? What about BA (since they're in a JV)? In N. Summer 2020 AA were allocated 9,548 slots. This summer AA have 7,798 slots. There is therefore a significant reduction in the number of slots available for AA to use in Summer 2021 compared to last year....

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by jumpjets
Mon Mar 22, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Titan A321neo ops for UK government
Replies: 37
Views: 7308

Re: Titan A321neo ops for UK government

I see the MRTT on FR24 out tanking over the North Sea most of the time. I did and still do wonder why the government even need it ? Something A321 sized is probably plenty though. Can we expect a NATO grey respray for the A330 anytime soon ? ;-) I guess Covid 19 has put an end to big royal and gove...

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by jumpjets
Sat Mar 13, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: help list movies about flying, airports, or airplanes
Replies: 25
Views: 1258

Re: help list movies about flying, airports, or airplanes

'Diverted' a TV/DVD movie about diversions to Gander during the 9/11 crisis has plenty of on board filming in the early and latter part of the film plus a certain amount of landing and apron sequences. It isn't however a particularly good film from other points of view.

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by jumpjets
Sat Mar 13, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Next airline to get a new livery?
Replies: 34
Views: 3926

Re: Next airline to get a new livery?

I wish British airways would.. theirs is starting to look a little dated and must be 20 years old now! BA's livery will be 23 this year. I agree they could do with a new one, but its not terrible imo and an update would be IB/EI style I fear. I have the same fear. I could see them going down the Lu...

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by jumpjets
Mon Mar 08, 2021 12:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Criminalising Passengers During Evacuations?
Replies: 4
Views: 1121

Re: Criminalising Passengers During Evacuations?

I have completed the survey but one issue I have is that in practice whether an action could be considered illegal would likely depends on the situation. For example I have my lap top on my knee when an emergency exit is required. If I just keep it in my hand and take it with me should that be a cri...

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by jumpjets
Fri Feb 26, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: CSA/Czech Airlines declared bankrupt - operations to continue
Replies: 118
Views: 28569

Re: CSA/Czech Airlines collapse imminent - all staff furloughed

It makes sense, Yugoslavia ceased to exist nearly 2 decades ago so why keep it in the (national) airline's name? Why do they still call CSA (Československé státní aerolinie=Czechoslovak State Airlines) CSA then? They do still use the "CSA" abbreviation, but officially changed their name t...

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by jumpjets
Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 1569
Views: 238005

Re: UA announces BOS-LHR

To hit the 50% threshold UA would need to operate 1x daily EWR, IAD, ORD, IAH, DEN, SFO, LAX, a cargo only flight, as well as BOS this would get us to 9x daily nonstop flights. If we operate 2x daily out of EWR with 1x daily from all other hubs plus a cargo only flight and the BOS flight that would...

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by jumpjets
Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 97
Views: 17000

Re: British Airways Fleet Thread - 2021

Does anyone have any insight as to why BA continued to take deliveries of its A350-1000s and 777-300ERs over the last year but not these latest 787-10s?

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by jumpjets
Wed Feb 17, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA lesser known discontinued services
Replies: 44
Views: 4002

Re: BA lesser known discontinued services

OZperso wrote:
Whatever happened to their Luanda route? It was formerly serviced with 788s and 789s?


If memory serves me right the Luanda route was flown mainly with four class 772ERs switching to the 789 in early 2018 a few months before the route was cancelled.

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by jumpjets
Sun Feb 07, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA lesser known discontinued services
Replies: 44
Views: 4002

Re: BA lesser known discontinued services

Pretty sure BMED used to fly to Alexandria and Addis Ababa in the early 2000s? BA served SSH quite recently from LGW. Not sure if BA ever flew to HRG or LXR though. I remember waiting at LHR for a flight and at the next gate was a BA Tristar leaving to LXR via CAI. As I wasn’t taking the flight I d...

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by jumpjets
Wed Jan 27, 2021 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Short-haul aircraft like KL 747 Combi?
Replies: 63
Views: 6848

Re: Short-haul aircraft like KL 747 Combi?

I recall many years ago flying LHR-BRU on a Sabena 737 combi which had the seating behind the cargo area. I don’t recall off the top of my head which variant of the 737 it was but I suspect it was the 200 series.

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by jumpjets
Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Earliest departures/arrivals
Replies: 9
Views: 1429

Re: Earliest departures/arrivals

I was just looking at LHR arrivals on FR24 and they show ANA flight from HND due LHR at 1535 arrived at 1416, 79 minutes early. A long flight so perhaps not that excessive - and I know from past experience flights from the far east to LHR often arrive 30/45 minutes early. Meanwhile BA 1449 from EDI ...

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by jumpjets
Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 226
Views: 62477

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

G-STBO made a Functional Test Flight at Jan 5th 2021 with callsign BA9172, so the aircraft ownership must have been transferred already. See : https://flightaware.com/live/flight/GSTBO/history/20210105/1915Z/KPAE/KPAE The delivery flights of G-STBO and G-STBP are scheduled for Jan 7th and 9th. G-ST...

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by jumpjets
Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any A318 flights left ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1364

Re: Any A318 flights left ?

PlymSpotter wrote:
AF have operated CDG-LHR with the A318 in the past few days - saw it myself this afternoon in a brief break from the cloud.


another one came into LHR this morning too.

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by jumpjets
Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Break journey - how do we do it?
Replies: 15
Views: 1532

Re: Break journey - how do we do it?

My advice would be to make your stop over decision before you book and as has already been suggested make a multi-city rather than return booking and you may well find the difference in price between the two options is fairly small. Next part of the question: Return fare YUL-DEL-YUL will be cheaper...

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by jumpjets
Wed Jan 06, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top 5 most missed Airlines ?
Replies: 108
Views: 7678

Re: Top 5 most missed Airlines ?

I miss these because they provided me with some of my flying firsts:

British Caledonian - first flight and first intercontinental flight
Varig - first transatlantic flight
Ansett - first domestic flight in an overseas country
Dan Air - first turboprop and first four engined jet [BAE146].

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by jumpjets
Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Break journey - how do we do it?
Replies: 15
Views: 1532

Re: Break journey - how do we do it?

the OP mentions that his relatives made an impromptu change to their ticket which implies the ticket was already booked and paid for when they made that decision to stop over in GVA was made. In days gone by I did a very similar thing changing my LHR- ADD-LHR ticket to LHR-ADD-FCO-LHR after I had al...

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by jumpjets
Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alternative to airlineroute?
Replies: 5
Views: 1631

Re: Alternative to airlineroute?

The person who wrote all the posts on airlineroute is on LinkedIn trying to find himself a job (the fact that we all wanted a free website may be a reason why !) but seems to be looking at a project called The AeroNetwork Awesome thanks for the hint Found his current twitter feed, which contains mo...

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by jumpjets
Wed Dec 30, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airline for the Canary Islands
Replies: 22
Views: 6119

Re: New airline for the Canary Islands

It's somewhat surprising that Tenerife and Scotland have a similiar flag and that the new carrier is choosing to use a livery almost identical to the long defunct Air Scotland / Greece Airways THe tail is a derivative of the St Andrew’s cross and St Andrew is the Patron saint for Tenerife as well a...

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by jumpjets
Thu Dec 10, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should QF purchase the 77W/779?
Replies: 17
Views: 1574

Re: Should QF purchase the 77W/779?

VSMUT wrote:
They already selected the A350-1000 for their future needs, so no, they don't really need the 777-9 and they definitely don't need the old 777-300ER.


BA [and I think CX] operate the A350-1000 and have the 777-9 on order so ordering one of the two types doesnt seem always to rule out the other.

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by jumpjets
Wed Dec 09, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Feeling nostalgic about 747s. Who’s have you flown?
Replies: 138
Views: 12521

Re: Feeling nostalgic about 747s. Who’s have you flown?

jumpjets wrote:
QF
BA
RG
VS
MH
AC


was answering from memory and forgot El Al LHR-TLV

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by jumpjets
Tue Dec 08, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2020 Booked/Flown Flights
Replies: 124
Views: 13272

Re: Your 2020 Booked/Flown Flights

Sadly the easiest posting I have made on this site.

I have not been on a single flight all year.

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by jumpjets
Sun Dec 06, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unusual Widebody Movements
Replies: 22
Views: 2263

Re: Unusual Widebody Movements

This isn't much of a surprise to me. Go back a few years and IST was always a frequent BA 767 destination - double daily if my memory serves me correctly. With TK no longer flying multiple daily widebodies into LHR, there is substantially reduced cargo capacity. It’s not so bad. According to Fr24 T...

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by jumpjets
Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What’s the most famous airport in the world?
Replies: 41
Views: 3967

Re: What’s the most famous airport in the world?

Maybe we could add BER given the pages and pages of journalistic attention over the decade plus of its commissioning!! Sorry - I'm indulging in schadenfreude!! I think BER might fall into the category of infamous rather than famous, as was Heathrow T5 when it first opened. Which makes me think that...

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by jumpjets
Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA 767s: Where did they fly?
Replies: 84
Views: 7212

Re: BA 767s: Where did they fly?

This thread just demonstrates how flexible aircraft can be. I flew BA 767s on routes as short as LHR-MAN and CDG but also to TLV and ACC. I was also scheduled to fly all the way to DAR on a 767 but I had to cancel the trip and shortly after BA cancelled the route so I never got to go that far.

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by jumpjets
Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How are Titan Airways doing post March
Replies: 6
Views: 2006

Re: How are Titan Airways doing post March

A Titan 757 arrived into Heathrow this morning just before 0900. A quick look at FR24 informs me it was G-POWH from GEO [Georgetown Guyana] having flown there from LPA on 10th November. Again as per FR24 it had been at LPA since arriving there from Stansted on 3rd November. I am guessing it was a Co...

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by jumpjets
Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alternative to airlineroute?
Replies: 5
Views: 1631

Alternative to airlineroute?

For many a year I have relied on airlineroute (part of routesonline.com) for a daily update on changes to airline routes/schedules/aircraft flown and so on, but now it has temporarily, I hope, closed down the service. I have subscribed to some routesonline newsletters but they don't have the same fo...

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by jumpjets
Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Would you fly a low cost airline on a flight over 6 hours?
Replies: 39
Views: 2724

Re: Would you fly a low cost airline on a flight over 6 hours?

I would consider flying a low cost carrier if they have a reasonable reputation, such as Norweigian, [my home airports are LGW and LHR] - but as with any air travel for me it comes down to leg room and price and convenient schedule - and certainly on shorthaul Norwegian offer as much leg room as say...

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by jumpjets
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: List of biggest/ largest bizliners
Replies: 10
Views: 2493

Re: List of biggest/ largest bizliners

List of other earlier 747 VIP airliners Morocco 747-400 CN-RGA acquired 2020 via Royal Air Maroc which first flew it 1993 Brunei 747-400 V8-ALI acquired new 1992 and stored at MZJ in 2018 Oman 747-400 A40-OMN acquired new 2001 Oman 747SP A40-SO acquired 1984 but first flown by Braniff 1979 Saudi Ar...

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by jumpjets
Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Going out of your way to fly a special type
Replies: 67
Views: 6323

Re: Going out of your way to fly a special type

When I am booking the airline/aircraft type is a factor in helping me to decide which option to take but I am generally only prepared to pay a relatively small surcharge for the privilege or to extend my journey by only a couple of hours or so - eg. from LHR- HAN/SGN-LHR I opted for an indirect rout...

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by jumpjets
Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA fleet parking thread
Replies: 523
Views: 124802

Re: 4 BA 380s on the way out

https://twitter.com/mzulqarnainbut1/status/1303697227538411522?s=21 Looking like 4 380s might be on the way out for BA I seem to remember that at the IAG second quarter results announcement it was stated that four A380s were temporarily put in store, so maybe this is just a reiteration of this poli...

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by jumpjets
Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA service to Australia over the years
Replies: 45
Views: 6958

Re: BA service to Australia over the years

[quote="USAirALB"][quote="SueD"] I recall QF serving MAN, but I don't remember it being so (relatively in the grand scheme of things) recent. Where was the stopover and what was the equipment? [quote="ZK-NBT"][quote="USAirALB"] On one occasion back around 1980...

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by jumpjets
Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Tunisia charter flights over 70s 80s 90s
Replies: 10
Views: 3129

Re: Tunisia charter flights over 70s 80s 90s

My first ever flight in Feb1972 was from LGW-TUN on a British Caledonion BAC 1-11 500. The flight was part of a package holiday so I expect back in the day that would almost certainly have been a charter flight but I dont know for sure. Unfortunately i was of an age where my dad sorted everything ou...

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by jumpjets
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of IAG post-pandemic
Replies: 55
Views: 6963

Re: Future of IAG post-pandemic

To boost its liquidity IAG plans €2.75bn billion rights issue. Also will shuffleboard with Qatar Airways as the largest shareholder proposing two new directors to join the board. BA parent IAG launches €2.75bn rights issue as losses swell https://www.ft.com/content/55a792e3-dd76-4e3a-9c0b-c22bebd9e...

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by jumpjets
Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first 747/A340/A380 sightings
Replies: 28
Views: 1504

Re: Your first 747/A340/A380 sightings

The first 747 I saw was a Qantas 742 [I think] at MAN as I started a journey to ATH [the old one]. My second was in Athens at the other end of that same flight - this time though it belonged to Olympic Airways. The first A380 I spotted was one of Airbuses own test planes on a trip to LHR and the fir...

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by jumpjets
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA fleet parking thread
Replies: 523
Views: 124802

Re: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet

At least the BA 744s had a bit of a swansong with the repainting of three of them into 'heritage' livery for last year's anniversary celebrations. Maybe a little flypast of four 744s in the BOAC, Negus, Landor and current [chatham dockyard?] liveries over Heathrow one afternoon could be arranged jus...

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