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by senatorflyer
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why JAL has fewer international destinations than ANA?
Replies: 43
Views: 8989

Re: Why JAL has fewer international destinations than ANA?

ANA is a lot larger than JAL... so naturally they have a bigger network.

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by senatorflyer
Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nothing landing at LHR at the moment?
Replies: 27
Views: 9366

Re: Nothing landing at LHR at the moment?

Indeed Heathrow is closed until 06:00, so it makes sense that planes weren't allowed to land yet. It was too early. You see this every day, they're all waiting for the airport to open. Heathrow isn’t closed. It’s open 24h. However, if you are early you are not allowed to land. Very often BA flights...

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by senatorflyer
Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Transatlantic & Brexit - Impact of the announced US-UK trade deal on aviation
Replies: 43
Views: 6289

Re: Transatlantic & Brexit - Impact of the announced US-UK trade deal on aviation

I may have worded the title not in the best way, but please refrain from passing your opinion on Brexit please. This is merely a question about the contribution to the U.K. economy after the withdrawal from the EU. Today, Boris and Donald have agreed to a huge trade deal, but what impact or contrib...

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by senatorflyer
Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QS 737-800 Flies for Nearly 2 1/2 Hours with One Engine Out
Replies: 59
Views: 17747

Re: QS 737-800 Flies for Nearly 2 1/2 Hours with One Engine Out

Was the airline 'tankering' fuel, perhaps buying it from the origin airport in this flight as cheaper than the destination airport ? Having a high fuel load could mean a high MLW and having to burn fuel anyway. One has to wonder about the CRM in this case. Did the PIC overrule the procedure book, r...

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by senatorflyer
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LCY looks to increase flights
Replies: 13
Views: 2729

Re: LCY looks to increase flights

I am living in Woolwich, right across from LCY. LCY is not an issue at all tbh.

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by senatorflyer
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group posts 1H loss on LCC competition, fuel costs
Replies: 90
Views: 13284

Re: Lufthansa Group posts 1H loss on LCC competition, fuel costs

LH Group was always a bit of a mess when it comes to strategy. Looking at the reports and numbers it seems LH Group was very selective in what to publish. You can find EBIT numbers for all their fields but not the actual profit/loss of each airline, devision. By the looks of it, LH and Swiss earned ...

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by senatorflyer
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer
Replies: 298
Views: 65043

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

Not so sure about your statement. It takes 15min on public transport to get from Canary Wharf to LCY. You can’t beat that even with Crossrail. —- Its not just the traveling time to the airport. I arrived into LCY last week at a busy time in the evening. From getting off the plane, going through the...

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by senatorflyer
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA using remote gates
Replies: 31
Views: 7866

Re: BA using remote

At many of the major and secondary Schengen area airports UK flights are routinely parked remotely and bussed because they lack sufficient contact stands for none Schegen and none EU narrow body arrivals. Most contact stands being dedicated to internal market no borders flights for obvious reasons....

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by senatorflyer
Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA using remote gates
Replies: 31
Views: 7866

Re: BA using remote gates

Must just be bad luck. Today's BA107 went from B35 and tomorrow's is going off B42. There are typically 10 stands at T5 that are "remote" and require bussing - there simply aren't enough stands for the operation. 6 of those 10 at the ends of B and C have more than enough space, had they p...

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by senatorflyer
Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA using remote gates
Replies: 31
Views: 7866

Re: BA using remote

At many of the major and secondary Schengen area airports UK flights are routinely parked remotely and bussed because they lack sufficient contact stands for none Schegen and none EU narrow body arrivals. Most contact stands being dedicated to internal market no borders flights for obvious reasons....

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by senatorflyer
Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR Terminal Assignments
Replies: 15
Views: 3986

Re: LHR Terminal Assignments

The state LHR is in now is the result of multiple terminal moves over the last years. Those moves were triggered by various different events. Pre T5 LHR was basically a mess all over. Then T5 came along and BA moved out of T4. With the T5 opening about 50 airlines were moving terminals. Also then te...

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by senatorflyer
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways flights to Cairo cancelled
Replies: 60
Views: 15027

Re: British Airways flights to Cairo cancelled

BA must have a direct line to the river house. Wasn’t BA also starting to avoid eastern Ukrainian airspace a few days before the attack on MH?

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by senatorflyer
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Luton Airport build its original terminal in that specific position?
Replies: 17
Views: 4865

Re: Why did Luton Airport build its original terminal in that specific position?

I do avoid Luton like the plague but from memory I think the terrain is not all flat around the airport. So might be a reason.

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by senatorflyer
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unverified: Fiji Airways skips 737 MAX quality inspections.
Replies: 118
Views: 21407

Re: Unverified: Fiji Airways skips 737 MAX quality inspections.

Hello all, I'm a mechanic on the 737 MAX final assembly in Renton, Washington. A Fiji Airways 737 MAX-8 has been making its way down the assembly line with installation plans (the build authority) that doesn't include most of the standard quality inspections MAX's receive. Boeing has three quality ...

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by senatorflyer
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Expects a $5.6 Billion Hit for 737 Max Disruptions
Replies: 128
Views: 16193

Re: Boeing Expects a $5.6 Billion Hit for 737 Max Disruptions

Does this include the 4.9 billion order from Garuda Indonesia that was cancelled? or is this just costs in general, so its 4.9billion on top of the 5.6billion? Er, no. The $4.9billion Garuda order would have yielded a theoretical profit at some future date as each individual aircraft was delivered,...

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by senatorflyer
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer
Replies: 298
Views: 65043

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

There’s rumours that BACF is going to drop the British Airways name, and become a separate (albeit entirely IAG owned) entity, thus allowing them to carry more than 100 pax per flight. BACF is incredibly successful, profitable and popular, so would comfortably sustain itself on its own. If anything...

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by senatorflyer
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa New Cabin Updates
Replies: 17
Views: 5094

Re: Lufthansa New Cabin Updates

What amazes me is how LH always comes up with an idea to standardise a product and to reduce costs and then manages to ‘f’ it up during implementation. Surely if they would have chosen a standard grey across all airlines and slap a headrest cover with different details/logos on the seats instead of ...

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by senatorflyer
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO
Replies: 151
Views: 26131

Re: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO

... Now to the LOI for the 737. I personally don’t think IAG will take those aircraft. Boeing just won a maintenance contract for IAG, I’d imagine WW got a decent deal on that one for doing a favour. IAG is not known for replacing aircraft that quickly. However, the only reason I could see IAG taki...

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by senatorflyer
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO
Replies: 151
Views: 26131

Re: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO

I honestly don’t understand this WW bashing. He turned IB and BA around and both carriers improved overall in services and certainly from a financial point of view over the years. IB/BA are certainly not perfect but neither is the European competition. And tbh, the free catering on BA intra Europe f...

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by senatorflyer
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LX delays and cancellations at ZRH on 06-07 July
Replies: 7
Views: 1540

Re: LX delays and cancellations at ZRH on 06-07 July

Our pilot did mention bad weather and slots on saturday, but it's not just that, some turnaround times are only 35 minutes, not a lot of margin. What long haul aircrafts are missing and why ? I Wonder if all pax are rerouted on LH, out of Paris that's the most logical option for connecting pax. At ...

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by senatorflyer
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer
Replies: 298
Views: 65043

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

[Do you have a source for the AA move? It was mentioned by Rhett Workman, the AA Managing Director for LHR in a podcast back in December, as an aspiration. The latest announced terminal moves are all shorthaul with Luxembourg (LUX) and Lyon (LYS) moving from T3 to T5, and Billund (BLL), Hanover (HA...

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by senatorflyer
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer
Replies: 298
Views: 65043

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

Sorry..... I’ve missed something here.. What exactly do BACF need an BCS1/3 at LCY for...? The JFK will almost certainly stop when cross rail opens in 12 months or so. The Ejets already fit well into LCY. And are capable of pretty much all BACF needs. The BCS1 is a squeeze.... The Max is replacing ...

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by senatorflyer
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European LCC
Replies: 106
Views: 13449

Re: European LCC

These discussions tend to get confused because there are a number of small regional players and ‘LCCs’ embedded in the major groups. The four big independent LCCs are ( 2018 passenger numbers from Wikipedia ) Ryanair 139.2 million EasyJet 88.04 million Norwegian 37.34 million Wizz 33.81 million All...

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by senatorflyer
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European LCC
Replies: 106
Views: 13449

Re: European LCC

Wizzair, EasyJet, Vueling and Ryanair will be fine in future. Level isn’t really an airline and relatively small so I’d assume they will be ok as well. Eurowings on the other hand never made any money, neither did Germanwings really. So I wouldn’t be surprised if they will shrink or being integrate...

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by senatorflyer
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European LCC
Replies: 106
Views: 13449

Re: European LCC

As far as I recall Eurowings’ financials didn’t improve a single bit, the contrary is the case. Also Wizzair made a €275m net profit in 2018 while Eurowings had an EBIT of €-231m. Wouldn’t call that healthy. Before 4U took over all flights beside FRA and MUC, LH made a huge loss well over 500 milli...

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by senatorflyer
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines with most twin widebodies subtypes?
Replies: 23
Views: 4086

Re: Airlines with most twin widebodies subtypes?

IAG as a group has/had all sorts of twin wide bodies.

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by senatorflyer
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is DL under serving JFK/SFO business?
Replies: 51
Views: 7401

Re: Is DL under serving JFK/SFO business?

Btw, there are 4 seats available as we speak for tomorrow on DL610.

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by senatorflyer
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is DL under serving JFK/SFO business?
Replies: 51
Views: 7401

Re: JFK-SFO biz availability on DL

Aren’t AA using A321s?

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by senatorflyer
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European LCC
Replies: 106
Views: 13449

Re: European LCC

Wizzair, EasyJet, Vueling and Ryanair will be fine in future. Level isn’t really an airline and relatively small so I’d assume they will be ok as well. Eurowings on the other hand never made any money, neither did Germanwings really. So I wouldn’t be surprised if they will shrink or being integrate...

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by senatorflyer
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European LCC
Replies: 106
Views: 13449

Re: European LCC

Wizzair, EasyJet, Vueling and Ryanair will be fine in future. Level isn’t really an airline and relatively small so I’d assume they will be ok as well. Eurowings on the other hand never made any money, neither did Germanwings really. So I wouldn’t be surprised if they will shrink or being integrated...

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by senatorflyer
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEVEL load factor drops to 82.6% from 90.9% in May YoY
Replies: 18
Views: 4409

Re: LEVEL load factor drops to 82.6% from 90.9% in May YoY

All airlines in the group expanded and carried more pax than the year before, especially Level. It always takes a bit of time until the network is stabilised. So I would say at the moment it looks all ok from the numbers point of view.

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by senatorflyer
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger blows slide on PIA 777 at Manchester
Replies: 40
Views: 9439

Re: Passenger blows slide on PIA 777 at Manchester

What if this would have happened shortly after take off, at low altitude? Can the door still be opened that easily? No, it cannot be opened. Cabin air pressure > outside pressure and the doors are of a plug type. As a result, the door cannot be rotated (...) when the cabin is pressurized, ensuring ...

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by senatorflyer
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS scraps on board duty free to save weight
Replies: 30
Views: 5786

Re: SAS scraps on board duty free to save weight

Even the smallish supermarkets at the 3 main railway stations in Brussels can fill your needs for cheeses, choci, sausages, or whatever... One shouldn't expect duty-free shopping (be it on-board or at the airport) to show big discounts on low-duty items. In the U.S. and the EU there aren't too many...

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by senatorflyer
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer
Replies: 298
Views: 65043

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

And it was done with a premium config of 40J. The range numbers from Leeham have no bearing on range numbers from a field limited LCY, operating with an all-J cabin. If doing TATL, there's no way they are doing that with 108 pax from LCY. So scope is irrelevant to TATL. It is still relevant. The sc...

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by senatorflyer
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam
Replies: 116
Views: 15108

Re: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam

There’s something I don’t get here, I used to about 10 years ago work for a major UK credit card company, and one of the calls we used to get on a semi regular basis was from customers stuck at check in not being able too check in as they no longer had the credit card they booked the flight on (sto...

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by senatorflyer
Tue May 07, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM, Lufthansa & Finnair using North Korean airspace!?
Replies: 79
Views: 13663

Re: KLM, Lufthansa & Finnair using North Korean airspace!?

North Korea is cashing in big time on usage of airspace by foreign airlines.

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by senatorflyer
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Narrowbody vs widebody costs trans Atlantic
Replies: 60
Views: 12627

Re: Narrowbody vs widebody costs trans Atlantic

I wonder if you all are overstating the importance of cargo revenue for a mainline airline. Google says Airline 2Q2018 cargo revenue American USD261 million Delta USD223 million United USD314 million Each of these has about $10B in revenue per quarter, so cargo is about 2-3% of revenue. But cargo i...

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by senatorflyer
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Narrowbody vs widebody costs trans Atlantic
Replies: 60
Views: 12627

Re: Narrowbody vs widebody costs trans Atlantic

Could you provide any source? Narrow bodies weigh less per seat. Narrow bodies have less thrust per seat. Narrow bodies cost less to buy per seat. Not true at all. You must have cherry picked the worse widebody and the best narrowbody to get those numbers. With both aircraft at MTOW the widebody wi...

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by senatorflyer
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Narrowbody vs widebody costs trans Atlantic
Replies: 60
Views: 12627

Re: Narrowbody vs widebody costs trans Atlantic

However, as others have said, you also need to factor in cargo - widebodies will carry a lot more cargo than a narrowbody, which will further offset the costs. You are forgetting the revenue side of things, there are a lot more premium seats in a wide body and a lot more cargo space. Don’t forget w...

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by senatorflyer
Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Narrowbody vs widebody costs trans Atlantic
Replies: 60
Views: 12627

Re: Narrowbody vs widebody costs trans Atlantic

Don’t forget widebodies carry an enormous amount of cargo also. Cargo is huge business for airlines like BA (and others of course) and those 6 daily widebodies out of JFK will be full of it. No it's not. Cargo makes up about 3% -5% of revenue that airlines generate. If it was such a huge money make...

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by senatorflyer
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Q1 - Net loss 1.489B NOK ($172million)
Replies: 43
Views: 8632

Re: Norwegian Q1 - Net loss 1.489B NOK ($172million)

Why is the EBT number so negative compared to last year? I read through the document but I don't see anything that explains the large EBT loss. Investors seems to look at the numbers more favourably: The stock increases by 5.8% on the Oslo Stock Exchange Stock is down 3.4% on the Pink Sheets. Norwe...

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by senatorflyer
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Narrowbody vs widebody costs trans Atlantic
Replies: 60
Views: 12627

Re: Narrowbody vs widebody costs trans Atlantic

I was under the impression that for any route a narrow body can fly, it will cost less per seat than a wide body. In particular, a 737MAX or A321NEO will have lower costs than an A330NEO or 787 for any trans Atlantic route short enough for the narrow body (assuming you have the slots to take off an...

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by senatorflyer
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Funniest in-flight announcements?
Replies: 44
Views: 4043

Re: Funniest in-flight announcements?

Once with AF after landing in Paris the FA wished us a ‘bad day’ before she corrected herself lol

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by senatorflyer
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed name change for Germania Flug AG
Replies: 8
Views: 2217

Proposed name change for Germania Flug AG

I am sorry to say, but this one is just too funny! Germania Flug is looking for a new name and thought since CH stands for Switzerland it would make plenty of sense to call it CH Air. Now they have registered the brand called ‘chair’! Source in German https://www.aerotelegraph.com/germania-flug-schu...

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by senatorflyer
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which BA routes from LHR and why?
Replies: 23
Views: 3336

Re: Which BA routes from LHR and why?

ukflyer1999 wrote:
ukflyer1999 wrote:
Which BA routes fly from LHR and why?


Ok big error I’ve just noticed... I meant to say ‘which routes do BA fly from Heathrow Terminal 3 and why... apologies!!!


As in to your why, it’s because they are less BA transfer connections but more OW connections and/or just predominantly O&D.

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by senatorflyer
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OS A320 Heist and Security Incident at TIA
Replies: 28
Views: 6754

Re: OS A320 Heist and Security Incident at TIA

linco22 wrote:
That's crazy. I didn't know money was transported by aircraft this way. Is that a common occurrence?


In this instance the cash belonged to foreign banks which wanted to get it to Austria since the Albanian national bank doesn’t accept deposits.

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by senatorflyer
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is BA ever going to expand its LGW fleet?
Replies: 32
Views: 6455

Re: Is BA ever going to expand its LGW fleet?

BA is actually expanding it's short haul ops as we speak. The ex Monarch slots will be operated with BA metal this summer.

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by senatorflyer
Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European Aviation Market: Total Disaster
Replies: 112
Views: 15989

Re: European Aviation Market: Total Disaster

The three big airline groups have adjusted their fare and service structure in the recent years. There is almost no difference between a LCC and the legacies anymore. Even Swiss sells tickets out of Geneva without food on a trial basis. I will bet that at some point in future LH Group and AFKLM will...

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by senatorflyer
Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1107
Views: 182498

Re: WOW Airlines Officially Done

I understood that you said "And in all fairness, if one can’t fork out 100 eur more for a ticket then I think he/she shouldn’t travel.". And I think that's narrow minded and elitist. And I stand by that. BA having tickets for £260 is irrelevant. I'm also sure that LHR-NYC for £260 on BA i...

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by senatorflyer
Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1107
Views: 182498

Re: WOW Airlines Officially Done

I understood that you said "And in all fairness, if one can’t fork out 100 eur more for a ticket then I think he/she shouldn’t travel.". And I think that's narrow minded and elitist. And I stand by that. BA having tickets for £260 is irrelevant. I'm also sure that LHR-NYC for £260 on BA i...

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