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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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....Jump to post
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...Jump to post
'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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
OZperso wrote:Whatever happened to their Luanda route? It was formerly serviced with 788s and 789s?
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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].
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
[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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
I anticipate that many companies issuing their financial statements in the near future will find their auditors adding an emphasis of matter on going concern to their audit report as companies struggle to generate cash flows. This may be a particularly bad case to merit being mentioned on the BBC we...Jump to post