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by TC957
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread
Replies: 300
Views: 45976

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread

Jet2 don't have a big network of expensive retail outlets to feed the tour operation. Instead they work with the retail travel trade of other companies and of course their own website distribution channel.

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by TC957
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Emirates begins A380 retirements to support in-service fleet
Replies: 94
Views: 18497

Re: ​Emirates begins A380 retirements to support in-service fleet

So, is it confirmed that EEH & EEK are the two unfortunate frames that will meet a premature end ? I wouldn't say it's confirmed just yet, but most of the rumours are pointing to those two. My initial suspicions about it being EEJ were proven wrong because it returned to commercial service, pre...

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by TC957
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Emirates begins A380 retirements to support in-service fleet
Replies: 94
Views: 18497

Re: ​Emirates begins A380 retirements to support in-service fleet

So, is it confirmed that EEH & EEK are the two unfortunate frames that will meet a premature end ?

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by TC957
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Emirates begins A380 retirements to support in-service fleet
Replies: 94
Views: 18497

Re: ​Emirates begins A380 retirements to support in-service fleet

Iran Air could have used these planes. I'm sure they would but we all know why that can't happen. It does seem the shady back-door deals to get used airliners to Iran has been blocked for now, shame that this is. Mahan etc would love the ex-EY and VS A346's for example to add to the ones they got v...

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by TC957
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Emirates begins A380 retirements to support in-service fleet
Replies: 94
Views: 18497

Re: ​Emirates begins A380 retirements to support in-service fleet

Another question, based on the number of A380's that EK has, if they start scrapping for parts that ultimately make an a/c not flyable, do they have adequate boneyard space? At DWC, certainly, at DXB - no. However not sure if EK want the image of their planes being parted out locally to be circulat...

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by TC957
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Emirates begins A380 retirements to support in-service fleet
Replies: 94
Views: 18497

Re: ​Emirates begins A380 retirements to support in-service fleet

No one, most certainly not EK, will be flying the A380 in 25 years. It is too big today, and will be far too big and inefficient then, with no supporting mass as the 747 enjoyed. You're far more likely to find an A340 flying 25 years after production. So why does Emirates park young planes instead ...

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by TC957
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific to cut capacity
Replies: 36
Views: 10396

Re: Cathay Pacific to cut capacity

I just checked LHR - HKG availability for the next few days on Galileo and most flights are wide open for bookings, only a few premium cabins sold out on a few flights. So they can start by chopping 2 of their LHR flights to start with. Might make more money leasing out the slots over the winter.

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by TC957
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Starlux announces first flight date and routes
Replies: 13
Views: 3076

Re: Starlux announces first flight date and routes

Interesting choice of leisure routes, for what I understood from past threads on here about them, was going to be a business traveller target airline. MFM & DAD are already well served from ICN but they'll have the PEN route to themselves. Starlux is based in Taiwan not Korea. These routes will...

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by TC957
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Starlux announces first flight date and routes
Replies: 13
Views: 3076

Re: Starlux announces first flight date and routes

Interesting choice of leisure routes, for what I understood from past threads on here about them, was going to be a business traveller target airline. MFM & DAD are already well served from ICN but they'll have the PEN route to themselves.

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by TC957
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many Slots at NRT after DL and other airlines move flights to HND
Replies: 15
Views: 2413

Re: How many Slots at NRT after DL and other airlines move flights to HND

The Korean LCC's are also reducing NRT flights due to the economic spat currently between Japan & Korea. So I would have thought NRT will have loads of slots free this winter and beyond. Maybe an increase in Chinese airlines to NRT, for example those that go to HND in the dead of night could tra...

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by TC957
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 183
Views: 42173

Re: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

I'm surprised Asiana Cargo haven't ordered a few 748F's to replace their 744BCF's. Wasn't there some regulation in Korea about not operating aircraft more than 20 years old that was passed a while ago ? Asiana appears to be literally fighting for its life: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic....

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by TC957
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 183
Views: 42173

Re: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

I'm surprised Asiana Cargo haven't ordered a few 748F's to replace their 744BCF's. Wasn't there some regulation in Korea about not operating aircraft more than 20 years old that was passed a while ago ?

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by TC957
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai government may fire the TG board due to underperformance
Replies: 10
Views: 2105

Re: Thai government may fire the TG board due to underperformance

A government meddling in how to run an airline ? That's never a good idea ! The Thai govt should see what disasters that brings to national carriers ! ( SA, AI to name but two...)

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by TC957
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HiFly A380 Operations Thread - 2019
Replies: 97
Views: 33824

Re: HiFly A380 Operations Thread - 2019

As an aviation enthusiast, I rejoice in that an airline like HiFly is able to put to great use second hand A380's and other widebodies. Surely far better than seeing them cut up for scrap. And this goes against the majority on here that think the used A380 market is non-existant. HiFly should be in ...

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by TC957
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3652
Views: 474627

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49591363
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From the BBC news - whatever the FAA decides EASA won't accept :
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49591363

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by TC957
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK aircraft retirement thread.
Replies: 29
Views: 4054

Re: UK aircraft retirement thread.

Thought it would be interesting to have a thread for UK aircraft retirements. This is what I have so far. Any updates, corrections or additions were appreciated. British airways- A319- older examples are currently being withdrawn, 15 more are due to leave by the end of 2020 744- to be retired by 20...

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by TC957
Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana reduces LHR; leases slots to Kuwait Airways
Replies: 15
Views: 4030

Re: Asiana reduces LHR; leases slots to Kuwait Airways

This is just a winter season adjustment, flights will be back up to daily from start of summer 20 season.

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by TC957
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK aircraft retirement thread.
Replies: 29
Views: 4054

Re: UK aircraft retirement thread.

What's the deal with VS A346 G-VYOU ? It was stored a while in NQY as a back-up aircraft, then flown to LGW, spent a couple of weeks in & out the VS hanger at LGW then ferried down to BOH where the titles have now been painted out. A buyer found ?

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by TC957
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK aircraft retirement thread.
Replies: 29
Views: 4054

Re: UK aircraft retirement thread.

I would have thought the TUI 757's will be kept going until it is clear when the MAX's will resume full operations with TUI.

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by TC957
Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 In-Service Thread - 2019
Replies: 95
Views: 15565

Re: 787 In-Service Thread - 2019

Galileo GDS is showing TK will be using their 789 on the afternoon IST - LHR rotation from tomorrow 2 Sept for a week with odd flights thereafter.

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by TC957
Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 907
Views: 373425

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

The VSsource says that G-VPOP went to MLA for " pre service entry maintenance ". Anyone from VS care to explain more please ?

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by TC957
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sri Lankan Airlines puts flight marshals on planes, tourist numbers to drop by 500,000
Replies: 28
Views: 9179

Re: Sri Lankan Airlines puts flight marshals on planes, tourist numbers to drop by 500,000

I had clients just come back from a tour & beach holiday there and they reported having an amazing time, absolutely loved all aspects of the trip.
Had no issues at all, in fact locals went above & beyond for them.

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by TC957
Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 907
Views: 373425

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

audidudi wrote:
MSN 298 (VS#2) F-WZNU/G-VPOP ("Mamma Mia") was delivered as VIR/VS845P from TLS>MLA today. #4 in August...#64 in 2019...#299 total.

Why did it go to MLA ?

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by TC957
Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Alex Cruz & Klaus Goresch leaving BA
Replies: 93
Views: 15113

Re: Rumour: Alex Cruz & Klaus Goresch leaving BA

paulstjohn wrote:
Waterbomber2. You come cross as a rather bitter and twisted ex employee. Or maybe you are just a complete prat!

He says it as it is, in fact pretty much spot on in my view.

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by TC957
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: BA to make major 2020 TATL expansion later this week
Replies: 158
Views: 28391

Re: Unconfirmed: BA to make major 2020 TATL expansion later this week

Maybe RDU will go to BA and take over the AA flight.

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by TC957
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Alex Cruz & Klaus Goresch leaving BA
Replies: 93
Views: 15113

Re: Rumour: Alex Cruz & Klaus Goresch leaving BA

About time too...I hope WW has kicked them out. BA is a far worse airline under their leadership.
So many negative customer service impacts over the years and this latest flight-cancelled-flight-reinstated malarkey over the upcoming strikes takes the piss with their suffering passengers.

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by TC957
Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: maintenance mishap causes extensive damage to an Emirates Airbus A380
Replies: 73
Views: 19224

Re: maintenance mishap causes extensive damage to an Emirates Airbus A380

Not the 200th frame, there are quite a number of skipped MSNs. MSN 18 shows "on order", MSN's 24, 37, 53, 60, 91, 97, 104, 118, 129, 185, 196, 212, 245, 246, 260, 261 (out of 263 as of today) have been skipped. So, MSN 200 is the 188th built. Can someone explain to a newbie why they skip ...

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by TC957
Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA pilots to strike, 9-10 27 September.
Replies: 128
Views: 17926

Re: BA pilots to strike, 9-10 27 September.

Has Cruz been on the phone to Al Baker requesting QR's assistance again by bringing up a few of QR's A320's & A330's like the last two BA strike occasions ?

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by TC957
Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread
Replies: 300
Views: 45976

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread

AaronPGH wrote:
Would a codeshare between DE and LH mean that UA FF can fly the DE flights as if they were LH? With full mileage earnings?

With all due respect, I'm sure those sort of details are not high on the list of priorities in any takeover / buyout discussions and will be looked at once any deal is done.

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by TC957
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China launching Gatwick to Shanghai
Replies: 12
Views: 2496

Re: Air China launching Gatwick to Shanghai

Both airlines have near-identical schedules on this route, which seems daft to me. Why did CA not at least offer travellers a choice with a different flight schedule ? Can't believe LGW slots are so hard to come by in winter.

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by TC957
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Japan allocates Haneda international slots to 9 nations
Replies: 127
Views: 25481

Re: Japan allocates additional Haneda international slots to ANA & JAL

My predictions Japan Airlines: DFW, ORD, BOS, LAX, SEA Other destinations: FCO, BCN, FRA, DEL, DME All Nippon Airways SFO, IAH, IAD, HNL (new) Other destinations: ZRH, MXP, AKL, YYZ, BRU, DUS For Europe Swiss, ZRH SAS, CPH KLM, AMS LH, FRA or MUC BA or VS, LHR Turkish Airlines, IST ASEAN BKK, SIN, ...

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by TC957
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Japan allocates Haneda international slots to 9 nations
Replies: 127
Views: 25481

Re: Japan allocates additional Haneda international slots to ANA & JAL

Really hoping for VS to get the extra UK one and restart a Tokyo service.

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by TC957
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air reduce service to Japan
Replies: 21
Views: 4733

Re: Korean Air reduce service to Japan

The Korean LCC's are reducing or suspending services during that timescale too. Haven't read anything yet about what Asiana are doing. All in all not good when the Japan Rugby World Cup will be on, many fans will be connecting through ICN.

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by TC957
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DI7015 LGW-JFK cancelled today.
Replies: 2
Views: 1512

DI7015 LGW-JFK cancelled today.

Seems Norwegian are really overstretching their 787 fleet this summer. LGW already has 3 leased-in aircraft doing their flights and the HiFly A380 is currently operating their JFK-MAD schedule. Presumably today's DI7015 has gone tech as I don't see any weather-related issues for New York today. Have...

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by TC957
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is LO operating 787 into LHR?
Replies: 13
Views: 2292

Re: Is LO operating 787 into LHR?

They come in occasionally due to the MAX grounding when loads are high enough to warrant the 787.

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by TC957
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest, a stalwart Boeing 737 MAX customer, eyes other jets
Replies: 204
Views: 31654

Re: Southwest, a stalwart Boeing 737 MAX customer, eyes other jets

Come on WN - be the launch customer for 300 A220-500's !

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by TC957
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tokyo Narita ponders future after Delta's farewell
Replies: 24
Views: 5631

Re: Tokyo Narita ponders future after Delta's farewell

Sorry - sent last post too quick before I finished - a little thank you 747-400 for 28 years service at NRT up on the top floor in T1 so knowing Japan I'm sure there will be commemorative exhibition to thank DL for their time there.

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by TC957
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tokyo Narita ponders future after Delta's farewell
Replies: 24
Views: 5631

Re: Tokyo Narita ponders future after Delta's farewell

It's going to feel mighty strange spotting there in future without tons of DL widebodies and 757's pouring in every afternoon. I would expect cargo and regional LCC's to take up most of the freed slots. When the last DL 744 went, they held a nice little " thank you 747 "

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by TC957
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 Retirement/Scrapping Thread - 2019
Replies: 109
Views: 26880

Re: 777 Retirement/Scrapping Thread - 2019

EC-MUA is back in service with DI on the LGW-MIA run as before it's VCV engine change.

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by TC957
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia (IB) launches the A350 service to NRT
Replies: 30
Views: 5217

Re: Iberia (IB) launches the A350 service to NRT

Blerg wrote:
Did they have payload restrictions on the A332?

The IB A332's at 242T HGW versions so I don't think so. But some westbound winter flights are around 14 hrs.

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by TC957
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia (IB) launches the A350 service to NRT
Replies: 30
Views: 5217

Re: Iberia (IB) launches the A350 service to NRT

Good move indeed, that MAD - NRT flight is one of the longest A330-200 flights out there.

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by TC957
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic to cancel St Lucia
Replies: 42
Views: 11020

Re: Virgin Atlantic to cancel St Lucia

With their joint venture with delta, they can have passengers connect in jfk and Atlanta now to head there. What an awful thought ! Far easier to connect via BGI or ANU on LIAT, meaning arrival into SLU rather than UVF which also saves that dreadful road journey from UVF and it's far closer to many...

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by TC957
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai government approves TG fleet acquisitions
Replies: 45
Views: 13302

Re: Thai government approves TG fleet acquisitions

TG doesn't need B779, so if any Boeing planes it will be B787s. Since when has TG used common sense or commonality to determine their fleet composition? Lol, indeed. Perhaps they should order some A380s. Oh, wait . . . ! TG have previously stated they are happy with their A380's so could they make ...

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by TC957
Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jazeera Airways announces London service
Replies: 20
Views: 4068

Re: Jazeera Airways announces London service

Congrats to J9. This flight has been rumoured around LGW for some time now. Glad it's come to fruition.

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by TC957
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More Bad News for Boeing: Poor quality complaints from customers
Replies: 96
Views: 25239

Re: More Bad News for Boeing: Poor quality complaints from customers

Good job QR aren't taking new Boeing deliveries currently otherwise Al Baker will implode with rage and criticisms. Boeing better start doing better quality control before QR get their 789's.

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by TC957
Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to YYZ -- Why the Decline
Replies: 33
Views: 8491

Re: BA to YYZ -- Why the Decline

Plenty of competition and alternative direct flight options. Not just from AC.

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by TC957
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA pilots to strike over the summer?
Replies: 50
Views: 6999

Re: BA pilots to strike over the summer?

The last two BA strikes saw many QR A320's and A330's operating for BA so I'm sure Alex Cruz has been on the phone to Al Baker requesting similar assistance again.

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by TC957
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL
Replies: 316
Views: 54663

Re: Unconfirmed: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL

It's going to be mighty strange spotting at NRT in future when every afternoon so many DL flights poured in. Will be interesting to see who gets all those NRT slots, more LCC's I suspect.

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by TC957
Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic to cancel St Lucia
Replies: 42
Views: 11020

Re: Virgin Atlantic to cancel St Lucia

I wonder if VS dropping UVF could tempt Caribbean Airlines to re-start long-haul.

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