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by TC957
Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian looking for new top ceo
Replies: 1
Views: 662

Re: Norwegian looking for new top ceo

Sounds like the perfect job for some so-called airline experts here on A-net !

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by TC957
Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA return flights - need to include a Saturday night or else prices are very expensive
Replies: 18
Views: 1619

Re: BA return flights - need to include a Saturday night or else prices are very expensive

Years ago when i was in the trade, we used to by-pass the issue of a Saturday night stay for short frequent business trips by booking back-to-back apex tickets. Lon-Ams-Lon & Ams-Lon-Ams on two separate tickets for example New sophisticated airline revenue protection technology spots these kind...

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by TC957
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stobart Air drops Southend - BUD, GLA, MAN, MXP, PRG, VIE. Anyone know why?
Replies: 23
Views: 4538

Re: Flybe drops Southend - Budapest, Glasgow, Manchester, Milan, Prague and Vienna. Anyone know why?

If FlyBe wish to launch more services to Central Europe, they should do that from SOU which has a bigger catchment area, both leisure and business, than SEN.

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by TC957
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA return flights - need to include a Saturday night or else prices are very expensive
Replies: 18
Views: 1619

Re: BA return flights - need to include a Saturday night or else prices are very expensive

BA's European flights generally don't have this fares rule as much as in years gone past due to the competition from LCC's who have never had this restriction. But since LCC's don't operate to places like ACC BA and others get away with fleecing business passengers with this Saturday night stay rule.

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by TC957
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stobart Air drops Southend - BUD, GLA, MAN, MXP, PRG, VIE. Anyone know why?
Replies: 23
Views: 4538

Re: Flybe drops Southend - Budapest, Glasgow, Manchester, Milan, Prague and Vienna. Anyone know why?

News of SEN - GLA being cancelled came through about 3 weeks ago already - it affected my colleagues living in the South Essex catchment area who had booked flights to GLA for our annual conference in November. The issue with SEN is that it only has a relatively small catchment area. And I don't thi...

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by TC957
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurowings changes the strategy
Replies: 8
Views: 2550

Re: Eurowings changes the strategy

I’m confused with LHs strategy sometimes. EW seems impossible to keep on top of, especially long haul. And then there’s the ‘jump’ operation and the SN A340 opps... makes my head spin. Glad I'm not the only one ! So thank you to our German A-netters for trying to keep on top of this subject and kee...

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by TC957
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti looking at 2 jets to join their ATR fleet
Replies: 26
Views: 3788

Re: Air Tahiti looking at 2 jets to join their ATR fleet

tquote="QANTAS747-438"]Can anyone do a mock up of the new TN livery on these planes to see what they would look like?[/quote]
It's Air Tahiti ( VT ) that's getting these 2 new jets, not Air Tahiti Nui ( TN ).

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by TC957
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA considers selling off assets as debt balloons
Replies: 18
Views: 3864

Re: SAA bleeding money!

SAA should do just fine without government intervention. Run it as a business by business people not as a jolly for the governments benefit. If AI and MH can recover, so can SA.

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by TC957
Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Pregnancy travel suggestions?
Replies: 7
Views: 296

Re: Pregnancy travel suggestions?

Airlines in the UK generally allow passengers up to 28 weeks, and even up to 32 weeks with appropriate GP/Medical approval.
Most airlines have info on this matter on their websites.

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by TC957
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 901
Views: 226758

VS's last 789 - postponed ?

Looking at the latest 787 production firing line, I see no sign of the last VS 789 G-VERY.
Have they quietly cancelled it, just delayed delivery or was it always due to arrive about 2 years after the previous last frame ?

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by TC957
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA commencing LHR-KIX in 2019 Spring
Replies: 39
Views: 8524

Re: BA commencing LHR-KIX in 2019 Spring

About time BA re-served KIX again. UK visitors to Japan are breaking all records year on year. Ever more Japanese coming to the UK too.
Now if only VS would return to NRT ( HND ? ) as well.

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by TC957
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK's EDI flight not performing to expectation ?
Replies: 21
Views: 4582

EK's EDI flight not performing to expectation ?

We've had notification that the new DXB - EDI flights is already going down to 5 a week and no, not due to DXB's runway closure next spring.
Forward bookings not up to plan ?

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by TC957
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti looking at 2 jets to join their ATR fleet
Replies: 26
Views: 3788

Re: Air Tahiti looking at 2 jets to join their ATR fleet

Seems like the MRJ is out of the running.

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by TC957
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Arabia pilots turn an A320 into a STOL aircraft
Replies: 70
Views: 16175

Re: Air Arabia pilots turn an A320 into a STOL aircraft

How come those in the tower missed seeing this and didn't instruct to cancel the take-off clearance ?

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by TC957
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Start-up airline Swiss Skies plans to start flying BSL-CVG in 2019
Replies: 62
Views: 8398

Re: Start-up airline Swiss Skies plans to start flying BSL-CVG in 2019

Let's look more positively at this rather than dissing this innovation before it starts. Perhaps they've done some research into where they wish to start serving first by speaking to large corporations, chamber of commerce's and networking with international business leaders, plus identified where p...

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by TC957
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight attendant "fired" for Marriage Proposal
Replies: 52
Views: 8210

Re: Flight attendant "fired" for Marriage Proposal

zrs70 wrote:
shamrock321 wrote:
If my boyfriend proposed to me on a plane, I’d fire him...


This. A public place like this is not a place for a proposal.

You must be really fun at parties...

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by TC957
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should jet2 start long haul ops?
Replies: 21
Views: 1827

Re: Should jet2 start long haul ops?

I think they should stick to what's got them where they are today and learn from the past experiences of Monarch and Excel before. That said, a bit of extra peak season capacity to place like BGI and MLE wouldn't go amiss should they wish to stretch the legs of that A330. But no, best not dabble ful...

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by TC957
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates is exploring to take over Etihad
Replies: 78
Views: 14161

Re: Emirates is exploring to take over Etihad

We have long prophesied on here of a merger between EK & EY. Lets see what happens. Would be a real shame for an airline to go totally bust after a couple big moves by the previous CEO. Indeed we have. I don't feel it's a case of EY going bust to merge with EK but the logical outcome of when DW...

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by TC957
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nigerian Government suspends plan to launch new carrier
Replies: 11
Views: 1670

Re: Nigerian Government suspends plan to launch new carrier

Quite simply put, the people behind launching Nigeria Air didn't put enough $$$ into the pockets of Government ministers.

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by TC957
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific aircraft repainted with wrong titles
Replies: 70
Views: 14370

Re: Cathay Pacific Rebranding??

Ryanair missed a trick here for a bit of free publicity by not having this done to one of their fleet !

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by TC957
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ7/900 as a corporate jet
Replies: 12
Views: 1529

Re: CRJ7/900 as a corporate jet

Joe Gibbs has N519JG as well. Other CRJ-700 biz -jets :
N804X & N805X Northrop Grumman
YV1111 Petroleros
B-4060, 4061, 4062, 4063, 4064 Chinese Govt.

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by TC957
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Turkish Airlines could start flying to Australia in 2019 with B787-9
Replies: 80
Views: 10516

Re: Turkish Airlines to Australia in 2019 with B787-9

Believe Australia was always in TK's thinking when they committed to getting 789's. I reckon IST-PER is a given. Can't see TK going with a low-density high-premium cabin though.

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by TC957
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern plots global growth from Guangzhou and Beijing
Replies: 19
Views: 3179

Re: China Southern plots global growth from Guangzhou and Beijing

Sorry if I missed it, but has any further news come up from this conference about when route duplication is allowed ? I mean having more than one airline on any particular route. There was talk recently about the Chinese Govt allowing this. This will clearly affect CZ if they want to expand from Bei...

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by TC957
Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin livery A320 spotted at DUB?
Replies: 17
Views: 4022

Re: Air Berlin livery A320 spotted at DUB?

Saw D-ABHA A320 still in full AB colours a MXP on Thursday.
As has been said, there are several still operating as such. At TXL in June, at least one Q400 was still in full AB colours as well.
Perhaps some of our German A-netters can do a list.

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by TC957
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Thai have so many stored aircraft ?
Replies: 14
Views: 5269

Re: Why does Thai have so many stored aircraft ?

Perhaps a bit late now, but could / should TG have approached Mahan or Iran Air with their unwanted fleet ? Those A340's are surely good for another 15-20 years.

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by TC957
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Typhoon Mangkhut impact on aviation
Replies: 86
Views: 8259

Re: Any landing at HKG today?

Looking at FR24, No, it's a complete shutdown currently.

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by TC957
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air adds MAD-BOS/EWR/YYZ
Replies: 59
Views: 5941

Re: Primera Air adds MAD-BOS/EWR/YYZ

MapleLeaf789 wrote:
Did anyone else notice that Toronto only has a 30 minute turn around time? Can't be right.

Probably aircraft being switched round at YYZ from another service that arrives a bit earlier.

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by TC957
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian and the HiFly A380
Replies: 7
Views: 2971

Re: Norwegian and the HiFly A380

It didn't leave LGW late " every time " when flying for DI. The scheduled time was put back till late evening from LGW and something like 3am from JFK because that's when JFK said they could accommodate the big bird there. That's according to posters on a previous thread on this matter. Su...

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by TC957
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Scrapping
Replies: 91
Views: 26549

Re: 787 Scrapping

SteelChair wrote:
Have any other 787s been scrapped?

For some reason I recall a post that Air India had some parked for years and robbed continually for parts.

That was VT-ANI, since resorted now for some time and as of this week designated to one of the LHR-DEL flights.

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by TC957
Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 7C to launch NRT-TAE and NRT-GUM this fall
Replies: 13
Views: 2164

Re: 7C to launch NRT-TAE and NRT-GUM this fall

Isn't NRT-GUM like 7 hours? That's definitely outside the range of a 737 and will require a fuel stop (though I don't think there is a suitable one between Tokyo and Guam)... No, far from it, I've flown that route twice on DL and it's around 3 hrs 20 mins flight time. Kudos to Jeju for picking this...

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by TC957
Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions
Replies: 165
Views: 26675

Re: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions

There was talk a while back of EK about to order an extra 15 77L's, that hasn't happened but if it had, they could be taking them around now which would have helped with the exact plans they're talking about here.

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by TC957
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10th anniversary of Beijing-Berlin air service celebrated amid wishes for more BER-China direct flights
Replies: 2
Views: 496

Re: 10th anniversary of Beijing-Berlin air service celebrated amid wishes for more BER-China direct flights

Congrats to HU for making this route work. When I was at TXL in June, the HU A333 parked remote both times I saw it. Can an A333 not fit on a jetty gate at TXL at the terminal ? I'm sure in previous years, it parked at gate 1.

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by TC957
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian drops LGW-SIN and announces LGW-GIG
Replies: 61
Views: 11167

Re: Norwegian drops LGW-SIN and announces LGW-GIG

c933103 wrote:
so, how about EZE-SIN?

Won't happen.

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by TC957
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Typhoon Jebi hits Japan, KIX currently closed and underwater
Replies: 152
Views: 22276

Re: Typhoon Jebi hits Japan, KIX currently closed and underwater

So only the 3 ANA aircraft were left at KIX when the storm struck ? Did Peach fly all their fleet out ?

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by TC957
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas PER-LHR reporting extremely high load factors, now QF’s most profitable route
Replies: 145
Views: 27182

Re: Qantas PER-LHR reporting extremely high load factors, now QF’s most profitable route

Yesterday at LHR, the QF 789 ( ZNF ) arrived just after 8pm, around 15 hours late ! Oh dear, trouble in paradise already ?
Pity the poor passengers have such a huge delay then a 16hour+ flight !

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by TC957
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe reveals updated livery
Replies: 77
Views: 10954

Re: Flybe New Livery??

BE should concentrate on getting reliable on-time air services up & running before mucking about with more livery variations.
Several of my colleagues have had their SEN - GLA flight cancelled in November to attend our annual conference and are left with expensive alternatives now.

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by TC957
Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 901
Views: 226758

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018

I noticed one of the stored LAN 788's , BBD, at VCV has been fixed and re-delivered to SCL.
Presume the others there will get the engine fix soon now ?

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by TC957
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1372
Views: 476622

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Any regs or names allocated to VS's 350's yet ?

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by TC957
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana de Aviacion to add two jets in 2018
Replies: 50
Views: 10562

Re: Cubana de Aviacion to add two jets in 2018

FYI: An-24 has a long history: An-24 Original design and prototypes. Twin-engined 44-seat transport aircraft.[1] Was initial one An-24V-I The initial export version of the An-24B 50-seat airliner with the early narrow chord inner wings, double-slotted flaps, single ventral fin, powered by two 2,550...

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by TC957
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AeroLogic to get another 777F
Replies: 18
Views: 3515

Re: AeroLogic to get another 777F

Noshow wrote:
Delivery early 2019. Did someone else cancel an order?

Not necessarily, the could also have done a deal with another cargo airline with 77F's on order to obtain their earlier delivery slot.

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by TC957
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing Capital flight diverted to Shenzhen after tricky aborted landing at Macao amid fears of being hit by wind shear
Replies: 17
Views: 3261

Re: Beijing Capital flight diverted to Shenzhen after tricky aborted landing at Macao amid fears of being hit by wind sh

Seems like a sensible severe weather-related diversion to me, happens everywhere so why is this even news ?
Look, the sheer volume of Chinese flights and major expansion by pretty much all airlines is bound to increase incidents. Frankly, I'm half surprised there hasn't been more there.

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by TC957
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air Transatlantic Service Stopping in Iceland for Refueling
Replies: 39
Views: 7052

Re: Primera Air Transatlantic Service Stopping in Iceland for Refueling

Surely the 738 can do eastbound EWR - STN flights without stopping ? Westbound is a different matter I know.

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by TC957
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US airlines gear up for next round of Tokyo HND slots allocation ahead of 2020 Olympics
Replies: 94
Views: 9595

Re: US airlines gear up for next round of Tokyo HND slots allocation ahead of 2020 Olympics

The new HND slots could be used as bait to temp back airlines that previously flew to NRT and for new international routes.
I hope VS returns. Could WOW or FI be tempted to try for slots for KEF - HND ?

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by TC957
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Peace acquires 777’s plans LOS-LGW/IAH/DXB/CAN/BOM and JNB
Replies: 46
Views: 8029

Re: Air Peace acquires 777’s plans LOS-LGW/IAH/DXB/CAN/BOM and JNB

In theory, Nigeria could do with a decent long-haul carrier, but in practice, this will be a tough call to succeed. ET, TK and the ME3 have the extensive connectivity via their hubs sawn up so why would anyone want to connect via awful Lagos. Arik had the chance to make a good go of being Nigeria's ...

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