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by TC957
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HiFly A380 Operations Thread - 2019
Replies: 79
Views: 27169

Re: HiFly A380 Operations Thread - 2019

I realize the HiFly A380 subs for Norwegian are to JFK, but is there a possibility of an MCO (Orlando) visit to replace the HiFly A340's currently used on that route for Norwegian?? It would surely make more sense to use it in peak summer school holiday season to MCO than JFK. It does seem the airc...

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by TC957
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Someone just bought what's left of WOW Air.
Replies: 58
Views: 5693

Re: Former Execs of WOW trying to bring back LCC named WAB

The sign of a good serial entrepreneur.....dust yourself down from a failure, learn from it and go again.

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by TC957
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA reveals new 4 class cabin product
Replies: 64
Views: 9027

Re: ANA reveals new 4 class cabin product

Oh no, they've gone 10 across in Y.

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by TC957
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 In Service Thread - 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 3920

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Gingersnap wrote:
pabloeing wrote:
¿VS A350 first destinations?


EWR (VS001) is it's inaugural IIRC.

VS have now announced 1st A350 service will be to JFK not EWR daily ex Thursdays from 10 Sept on VS153 / 138 to 25 Sep, then VS137 / 138 from 27 Sept.

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by TC957
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inference: BA may acquire 6 x A380 ex-LH
Replies: 56
Views: 17570

Re: Inference: BA may acquire 6 x A380 ex-LH

Given Heathrow's capacity issues, I wonder if the A380 makes more sense for BA than many other airlines. It does, but only on certain routes and those routes are already covered by the aircraft. In reality - 12 A380s was perhaps 2 airframes too many for BA. There are not many other routes besides w...

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by TC957
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair adding CTS
Replies: 2
Views: 846

Finnair adding CTS

Twice-weekly from 15 Dec - a logical and great addition to AY's Japan network, and the only Europe - CTS service.
Just surprised KL or LH haven't had a look at CTS yet.

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by TC957
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 86889

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

Could IAG use this MAX purchase to form a leasing division ? If so, I reckon most these 200 will end up in China.

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by TC957
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43493

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

Boeing’s probably giving them away for nothing in a fire sale .... they must be way below cost for a quality brand like IAG to take them off their hands . Even if they had to give them away for free, it's still a big confidence boost for the MAX. Incredible job by Boeing. And probably a fantastic d...

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by TC957
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 124016

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

Fab news about the VS A339 order confirmation. Looking forward to what new routes they will use them on.

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by TC957
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volga-Dnepr firms up order for nine 777Fs
Replies: 5
Views: 1838

Re: Volga-Dnepr firms up order for nine 777Fs

Wow - wonder how they suddenly got so much contracted cargo work in/out of the UK to warrant this order. Presume these will be based at STN.

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by TC957
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 777-9 for Lufthansa rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 38
Views: 11602

Re: First 777-9 for Lufthansa rolls out of final assembly

Is this not the 1st for EK rather than LH ?

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by TC957
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350-1000 Range Increase
Replies: 110
Views: 18816

Re: a350-1000 range increase

ist2014 wrote:
Can it do istanbul-sydney nonstop?

That's still over 1000 miles more than HKG-IAD or DOH - DFW.
But IST - PER is shorter than these two flights if TK want to test the Australian market.

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by TC957
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia and Virgin Atlantic propose deeper partnership
Replies: 40
Views: 6478

Re: Virgin Australia and Virgin Atlantic propose deeper partnership

Motorhussy wrote:
I wonder if this what bearing this will have on upcoming fleet purchases? VS has order for 787, A350 and possibly A330neo families. VA must be some way through an assessment of what their fleet is going to look like.

VS doesn't have any more 789's on order.

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by TC957
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCAS on 737 - 10 MAX
Replies: 19
Views: 4016

Re: MCAS on 737 - 10 MAX

qf789 wrote:
It is due to the 737MAX10 having an extension on the landing gear therefore the engine does not need to be moved forward like other 737MAX models for ground clearance

Interesting - could / will Boeing modify the other MAX models like this ?

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by TC957
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swift Air near incident at SJU
Replies: 25
Views: 4724

Re: Swift Air near incident at SJU

Visibility couldn't have been " practically 0 " if you saw events unfold as clearly as you did - presume you were a short distance away in shelter from the weather.

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by TC957
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 776
Views: 312813

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

BA have beaten VS to be first with a fully-painted A350, will they beat VS with delivery as well ?

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by TC957
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP and the A340
Replies: 18
Views: 4100

Re: TAP and the A340

They'll be around till the end of this year, mostly on the MPM & LAD flights with the occasional LHR as you mention.

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by TC957
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Korean Air signing LOI for 30 787's
Replies: 150
Views: 26007

Re: CEO: Korean Air widebody order imminent

The 787-10 would be a great workhorse for intra asian routes where they send the 77A and 77W. That being said seeing the a350 in KE colours would be great, and with the 777X out of the picture the a35K could be a formidable contender. I say 787-10 too. Their 4 773's have had a hard life and these p...

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by TC957
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY sends first A350 to storage
Replies: 28
Views: 10909

Re: EY sends first A350 to storage

Surely if this A350 was going to be stored long-term and not go to EY it wouldn't have the full EY colours but remain all white.

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by TC957
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer
Replies: 213
Views: 36840

Re: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer

Runway performance out of LCY will have a big influence in this decision.

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by TC957
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to Retire A380s by Mid 2030s
Replies: 31
Views: 7639

Re: Emirates to Retire A380s by Mid 2030s

Well, I'm happy EK knows exactly how aviation will pan out in the next 15 years so accurately.

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by TC957
Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC new route application from Chinese carrier - 2019 March (Focus: New Beijing airport, Paris, London, Korea, etc)
Replies: 43
Views: 8505

Re: CAAC new route application from Chinese carrier - 2019 March (Focus: New Beijing airport, Paris, London, Korea, etc)

It seems that Tianjin Airlines are cutting Tianjin-Chongqing-London Heathrow and Beijing Capital Airlines cutting Qingdao-London Heathrow as all other China flights are on sale for Winter 2019. Can anyone verify these observations? Galileo GDS is still showing the Tianjin Airlines flights but not t...

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by TC957
Fri May 31, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR to use 77W to LGW this summer.
Replies: 2
Views: 1146

QR to use 77W to LGW this summer.

Looks like QR are upping their afternoon LGW - DOH flight to a 77W most days from early July to mid-September.
Any info on whether these will be the high-density 77W's or " regular " ones ?

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by TC957
Fri May 31, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Climate activists plan to use drones at LHR
Replies: 52
Views: 6434

Re: Climate activists plan to use drones at LHR

There are warning signs around the LHR perimeter fence that drone usage WILL be met with a prosecution. So a great way to get a criminal record for anyone idiot enough to even think about doing this. LHR is well patrolled by police and I doubt they'll even get one out of a box around the perimeter f...

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by TC957
Fri May 31, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest A319 flight
Replies: 27
Views: 6203

Re: Longest A319 flight

blacksoviet wrote:
VSMUT wrote:
Qatar uses it on the Doha-Yangon route. Due to airspace closures over Pakistan, Oman and the UAE, it is somewhat longer at the moment, about 2600 nm.

Why is Omani airspace closed?

Just for QR aircraft due to the on-going diplomatic fisticuffs Qatar is having with their Arab neighbours.

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by TC957
Tue May 28, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 66559

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossibs, Announcements

Maybe news about launching the A220-500 ?

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by TC957
Tue May 28, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oldest LH Airbus 320 last flight today
Replies: 54
Views: 9198

Re: Oldest LH Airbus 320 last flight today

Armadillo1 wrote:
so this is a first a320 retired because of hours/cycles?

I doubt it, some of the original Air Inter and AF -100 frames spent their lives on French domestic routes although most were scrapped over 10 years ago now they would have knocked up a fair few cycles.

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by TC957
Mon May 27, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China southern A380 receives siginificant hail damage
Replies: 17
Views: 5964

Re: China southern A380 receives siginificant hail damage

BenTheGreat97 wrote:
chrisp390 wrote:
Write off or possible to get it repaired?


In what world do you think that would be a write off?

Just an on-going standard a-net joke whenever any airliner receives as much as little scratch....

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by TC957
Mon May 27, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HiFly A380 Operations Thread - 2019
Replies: 79
Views: 27169

Re: HiFly A380 Operations Thread - 2019

Football charters to GYD and MAD this week ?

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by TC957
Mon May 27, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tap Air Portugal To Start Lisbon-Banjul
Replies: 35
Views: 6681

Re: Tap Air Portugal To Start Lisbon-Banjul

Good move by TAP, this should be an important new route for the UK to BJL. Since TCX / MT's future is in certain amount of doubt and Gambia Experience have high seat-only fares on their twice-weekly charter I think TAP will do well despite the anti-social night flight timings of this new service. Ho...

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by TC957
Thu May 23, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launches TPA-AMS, its 21st service to AMS
Replies: 99
Views: 16314

Re: DL launches TPA-AMS today, its 21st service to AMS

Looks like N830NW is doing both the DL 164 and the DL 78 !
How come DL don't operate any daylight east coast - AMS flights ?

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by TC957
Wed May 22, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS announce BOM return
Replies: 47
Views: 8498

Re: VS announce BOM return

SeanM1997, VS should return to Tokyo but only if they can get HND slots as HND is higher yielding than PEK/ICN. Agree totally, but it'll be the LHR slots that will be a hurdle to overcome as well. If VS can add HND and time the flight to connect onto their new GRU flight next year that would be a b...

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by TC957
Wed May 22, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS announce BOM return
Replies: 47
Views: 8498

Re: VS announce BOM return

LGW - BKK is far more likely to be started by Norwegian if anyone rather than VS.

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by TC957
Mon May 20, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread
Replies: 263
Views: 39919

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread

Not just the aircraft but like a lot of firms some high staff costs as well to inherit . Although if indigo gets it I’m sure there will be suddenly a lot of new a321neo aircraft on their way I trust you realize Indigo in this case is Indigo a private equity investment company not Indigo Airlines in...

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by TC957
Sun May 19, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread
Replies: 263
Views: 39919

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread

But Citi did not invent the sudden #1bn impairment. IMO, it is the Thomas Cook BOD who have some explaining to do. Yeah, exactly, only problem is the board now aren't the board of the MyTravel buyout of 12 years ago so someone down the intervening years has been keeping bad financial figures from t...

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by TC957
Sun May 19, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread
Replies: 263
Views: 39919

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread

I'm baffled by why such a huge chunk of the report loss should stem from the 2007 MyTravel merger.
Why does this go into the financial melting pot some 12 years later and not at the time ?

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by TC957
Sun May 19, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA axing LHR - LED & KBP
Replies: 38
Views: 8172

Re: BA axing LHR - LED & KBP

by738 wrote:
Has been discussed at length on various forums. No official announcement(yet) but flights cancelled and passengers informed (From Oct 19)

Galileo is showing last flights are actually 3rd October.

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by TC957
Sun May 19, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA axing LHR - LED & KBP
Replies: 38
Views: 8172

BA axing LHR - LED & KBP

Seems like these flights are going in early October. Maybe freeing up slots for a new longhaul ?
Or just seasonal adjustments ?

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by TC957
Thu May 16, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread
Replies: 263
Views: 39919

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread

Just announced on the BBC breakfast news - Thomas Cook have announced a £1.45B loss. Yikes ! Doesn't seem the £400M they are trying to raise will go very far... Of course, this result is for the Europe-wide group but it doesn't bode well for the future of Thomas Cook Airlines and Condor in their pre...

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by TC957
Tue May 14, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two Alaskan Floatplanes down, 6 missing
Replies: 9
Views: 3505

Re: Two Alaskan Floatplanes down, 6 missing

Aircraft were conducting sightseeing flights for the Royal Princess cruise passengers.

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by TC957
Sat May 11, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad loses 5 star ranking
Replies: 55
Views: 11356

Re: Etihad loses 5 star ranking

In our travel company, there has been discussions on our message boards about EY's service decline so I'm hardly surprised by their downgraded ranking.

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by TC957
Fri May 10, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A380 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 76
Views: 17750

Re: Airbus A380 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

It was NH9398, see page 1 of this thread.

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by TC957
Thu May 09, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan dropping BJS - EDI/DUB
Replies: 16
Views: 4649

Re: Hainan dropping BJS - EDI/DUB

This is very strange, if they have reprieved the service why only open it at full Y & C fares ??

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by TC957
Thu May 09, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan dropping BJS - EDI/DUB
Replies: 16
Views: 4649

Hainan dropping BJS - EDI/DUB

Looks like this flight will cease from Sept. Perhaps seasonal summer only in future ?

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by TC957
Thu May 09, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Goodbye BAC 1-11!
Replies: 85
Views: 10869

Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

BAC 1-11's were my main type I flew back in the 70's and early 80's. Always remember my BA flights LHR - THF on them and deplaning and boarding via the rear steps under the famous THF roof.

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by TC957
Thu May 09, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to LGW, will UA and AA follow?
Replies: 51
Views: 9353

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

Had Norwegian not expanded so much on TATL routes from LGW then I could see AA / UA returning but not now. I think once DL start and possibly B6 then LGW will have it's fill of US routes.

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by TC957
Sat May 04, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sri Lankan Airlines puts flight marshals on planes, tourist numbers to drop by 500,000
Replies: 14
Views: 4707

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

You can bet the Sri Lankan authorities won't make that mistake again over their intelligence failures. Sad that so many innocents had to die to wake them up though. I hope UL pull through the lean times they will inevitably have now, and that you have a fab holiday to Cape Weligana, it's one of the ...

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by TC957
Sat May 04, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sri Lankan Airlines puts flight marshals on planes, tourist numbers to drop by 500,000
Replies: 14
Views: 4707

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

Yeah this is really going to hurt Sri Lanka but the government has no one to blame but themselves. My wife and I even looked at going to SL for an upcoming anniversary but now? Not a chance. Which is too bad - seems like there really are some unique and luxurious experiences to be had there. Not su...

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