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by Baexecutive
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the difference between Worldwide fleet and Mixed fleet at BA?
Replies: 54
Views: 9474

Re: What's the difference between Worldwide fleet and Mixed fleet at BA?

In which group did the ex-BMI crew end up when BA took over BMI in 2012? Mixed fleet. I'm not so sure about that. At the time it was said that they were placed in Eurofleet, which was otherwise closed to new entrants and transfers by then. They were offered either Eurofleet or Mixed Fleet (with a p...

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by Baexecutive
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the difference between Worldwide fleet and Mixed fleet at BA?
Replies: 54
Views: 9474

Re: What's the difference between Worldwide fleet and Mixed fleet at BA?

Interesting to know. Do you know how much Cityflyer crew typically make on average out of interest? Daughter is there currently and is easily taking home 1.8/2k+ a month after tax even in the winter. In which group did the ex-BMI crew end up when BA took over BMI in 2012? Mixed fleet. Interesting, ...

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by Baexecutive
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the difference between Worldwide fleet and Mixed fleet at BA?
Replies: 54
Views: 9474

Re: What's the difference between Worldwide fleet and Mixed fleet at BA?

It’s worth noting that Cityflyer crews are paid significantly more than their Mixed fleet counterparts, due partly to the fact they get “London Weighting” and rosters are made up of mostly nightstops. Cityflyer and LGW based colleagues are on significantly less salary and flight pay than LHR (all f...

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by Baexecutive
Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the difference between Worldwide fleet and Mixed fleet at BA?
Replies: 54
Views: 9474

Re: What's the difference between Worldwide fleet and Mixed fleet at BA?

London City is done by CityFlyer crew who cover the routes out of there only, as CityFlyer is a subsidiary. . It’s worth noting that Cityflyer crews are paid significantly more than their Mixed fleet counterparts, due partly to the fact they get “London Weighting” and rosters are made up of mostly ...

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by Baexecutive
Thu May 16, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways under fire for offering a new “afternoon tea” that doesn’t come with any tea
Replies: 146
Views: 23928

Re: British Airways under fire for offering a new “afternoon tea” that doesn’t come with any tea

That is exactly why I choose to fly Club Europe on short haul flights between 14:00 and 16:59. I get my scones, jam, cream, ploughman's lunch, Champagne and tea. That way I don't need to worry about the extra £2.50 for the tea. It's all included in the ticket that I paid at least 40 times more than...

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by Baexecutive
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Glasgow Airport Thread - 2018
Replies: 67
Views: 10110

Re: Glasgow Airport Thread

Is there any plans for a rail or tram line to this airport?

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by Baexecutive
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG in talks with Spanish government about preparing with a no deal
Replies: 58
Views: 13559

Re: IAG in talks with Spanish government about preparing with a no deal

NAPS funding hasn't come from Iberia - BA has self funded NAPS, always has and always will. It's now closed to future accruel and IAG has booked a near €1bn beneficial net gain as a result. BA has reported only 2 years of losses in the last 10: 2009 and 2010, only just exceeding the profit generated...

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by Baexecutive
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG in talks with Spanish government about preparing with a no deal
Replies: 58
Views: 13559

Re: IAG in talks with Spanish government about preparing with a no deal

Do not forget, that the IB cash saved BA from maybe bankruptcy some years ago. At this point, BA is not in a position to dictate terms inside the IAG. And maybe from this point on, will never be. This is happening when you vote with the dick, not with the head. Sure. Dont u get fed up of crapping e...

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by Baexecutive
Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edinburgh Airport investment plan Discussion Thread
Replies: 162
Views: 21460

Re: £80 million investment plan for Edinburgh Airport

Are those photos a joke? Wow... just when you think British airports can't stoop any lower... just, wow. It's literally a warehouse. It's less than a warehouse; even most of those have a few skylights these days. This is a Costco with a baggage claim carousel in it. Rule, Britannia, indeed. What ar...

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by Baexecutive
Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air Canada rebrands business class as Signature Service.
Replies: 18
Views: 3906

Re: Air Canada rebrands business class as Signature Service.

Dated boring and pointless video showing very little of the product or service on offer. The pen being returned is a joke as we all know it would be long gone, taken by a thieving passenger or sitting at airport lost property.

I do like the name change though.

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by Baexecutive
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian 787 sets record for quickest subsonic transatlantic flight
Replies: 70
Views: 18290

Re: Norwegian 787 sets record for quickest subsonic transatlantic flight

skipness1E wrote:
Surely a VC10 would have done JFK-LHR in less???


You are correct, record for fastest subsonic commercial flight across the N Atlantic was on a BA VC-10 G-ASGC from JFK to PIK in March 1979 with 5hr 1m

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by Baexecutive
Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Qantas Airbus A330-303 QF51 BNE - SIN
Replies: 4
Views: 7938

Re: Qantas Airbus A330-303 QF51 BNE - SIN

Very concise TR and enjoyable to read although I do find the 'pengate' incident a bit silly. If you are a seasoned traveller then you should be aware that some form of immigration document may need to be completed so therefore really it's your responsibility to bring the appropriate writing implemen...

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by Baexecutive
Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA - what are "mixed fleet" crews and why are they on strike?
Replies: 44
Views: 13614

Re: BA - what are "mixed fleet" crews and why are they on strike?

I don't have a problem understanding anything mate so put your handbag away!

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by Baexecutive
Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA - what are "mixed fleet" crews and why are they on strike?
Replies: 44
Views: 13614

Re: BA - what are "mixed fleet" crews and why are they on strike?

Typically crew take home between £1500-£1900 a month dependant on how much they fly/bonus month vs the older fleets who earn a lot more than this however have built up their salary over years of loyalty to the airline and union agreed benefits. You don't know how much they earn and nobody knows wit...

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by Baexecutive
Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA - what are "mixed fleet" crews and why are they on strike?
Replies: 44
Views: 13614

Re: BA - what are "mixed fleet" crews and why are they on strike?

Mixed Fleet was set up almost 7 years ago as a result of concessions not being reached by crew on the older fleets. A decision was made to introduce a lower cost effective/flexible fleet into the airline which would fly both long and short haul out of LHR. Typically crew take home between £1500-£19...

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by Baexecutive
Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA - what are "mixed fleet" crews and why are they on strike?
Replies: 44
Views: 13614

Re: BA - what are "mixed fleet" crews and why are they on strike?

Mixed Fleet was set up almost 7 years ago as a result of concessions not being reached by crew on the older fleets. A decision was made to introduce a lower cost effective/flexible fleet into the airline which would fly both long and short haul out of LHR. Typically crew take home between £1500-£190...

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by Baexecutive
Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toddler prevented from using washroom on AC flight
Replies: 38
Views: 7156

Re: Toddler prevented from using washroom on AC flight

Why would the FA be suspended for doing her job? She clearly used discretion by allowing the use of the washroom (probably more than the 2/3 times as suggested) had complaints from business class passengers and attempted to find a solution to it. Perhaps she was unaware the trolley was in the cabin ...

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by Baexecutive
Tue May 02, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: British Airways Domestic Business Class - Manchester to London w/pics
Replies: 5
Views: 5364

Re: British Airways Domestic Business Class - Manchester to London w/pics

Nice report! Yes, the food service is fine for this flight. This is also the same food offering on British Airways flights to places as far as Prague, Vienna, Barcelona, Oslo and Madrid which are flights of 2 hours or more. On flights of two hours or more the food offering is slightly more, for exa...

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by Baexecutive
Tue May 02, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB Express
Replies: 4
Views: 1763

Re: IB Express

Than you

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by Baexecutive
Tue May 02, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's LHR-MAD 777 Operations
Replies: 21
Views: 6980

Re: BA's LHR-MAD 777 Operations

I took the flight a few weeks back and it was a nightmare. I was nearly 2 hours late leaving as it was delayed coming in from BUE, then the cleaning and catering were late. I'd booked Y, but paid for an upgrade to business, had a boarding pass for a Row 4 rear facing seat, then at the gate it was c...

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by Baexecutive
Sun Apr 30, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB Express
Replies: 4
Views: 1763

IB Express

Just wondering what the difference in product is between IB Express and IB/BA in business class?

Thanks

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by Baexecutive
Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Thomas Cook LGW-CPT | Better than BA in Economy !
Replies: 9
Views: 8454

Re: Thomas Cook LGW-CPT | Better than BA in Economy !

How is it better than BA in economy when you have limited free AVOD, no complimentary drinks other than tank water and you disliked your meal? If you are purely focussed on cost/leisure like your post suggests, then maybe your title should read 'cheaper than BA' as it certainly doesn't look anything...

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by Baexecutive
Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Loganair / Flybe Cargo
Replies: 35
Views: 5332

Re: Loganair / Flybe Cargo

Loving this thread, as a boy at GLA I used to watch the Loganair aircraft, fond place in my heart.

Any more info about them including articles in magazines etc much appreciated!

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by Baexecutive
Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 87 years old woman humiliated on a 13 hours flight
Replies: 42
Views: 14022

Re: 87 years old woman humiliated on a 13 hours flight

The Daily Mail, that fan of BA! The cabin crew are damned if they do damned if they don't here... On one side by letting a passenger knowingly use the washrooms when the seatbelt sign is breaking the law (Air Navigation Order), exposing them and the airline to litigation should they injur themselves...

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by Baexecutive
Sun Apr 02, 2017 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines to buy Thomas Cook Belgium
Replies: 25
Views: 8654

Re: Brussels Airlines to buy Thomas Cook Belgium

I have to wonder if Condor is next as well, given that Thomas Cook may be bracing for a post-EU UK. More interesting will be what happens to IAG. IAG is technically a Spanish company based in Madrid, so I would expect very little to change. It's a shame that Brussels Airlines will disappear soon, t...

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by Baexecutive
Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who's in charge of the cabin, the title worldwide?
Replies: 6
Views: 715

Re: Who's in charge of the cabin, the title worldwide?

BA also use CSM Customer Service Manager for the younger mixed fleet operated routes (they are also crew managers on the ground) and GSCM for LGW operations (the G for Gatwick).

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by Baexecutive
Sun Feb 07, 2016 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA India Ad
Replies: 35
Views: 10683

RE: BA India Ad

Good points - sentiment was there, good view of the aircraft cabin.
Bad points - unrealistic portrayal of crew member (putting socks on a passenger - please!) looked a mess with that hat too far back and on the wrong side / hair too long / acting from stewardess was absolutely dreadful.

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by Baexecutive
Wed Sep 23, 2015 5:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any Airlines Offering Middle Meal In Long Haul?
Replies: 26
Views: 5054

RE: Any Airlines Offering Middle Meal In Long Haul

BA offer mid flight snacks/meals on some routes, think Tokyo is one.

FIRST - can eat whenever
Club World - Club Kitchen
World Traveller & Plus - snack box, cup noodle on Asian routes

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by Baexecutive
Wed Sep 23, 2015 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Flight London-NYC With No Catering?
Replies: 67
Views: 20962

RE: BA Flight London-NYC With No Catering?

I have heard of this situation before. <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> gave out vouchers to use in the terminal (as they did during the strike) not such a big deal on a night flight where the vast majority of people want to sleep. There is no way it left without juice and water onboard...

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by Baexecutive
Tue Sep 08, 2015 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Gatwick CM & Purser Pay Reduction?
Replies: 30
Views: 7713

RE: BA Gatwick CM & Purser Pay Reduction?

I think it's sad that people who have worked for a company (and were loyal during years of unrest) are being forced to take a pay cut when the business is in a healthy/profitable state.....very sad way to reward loyalty. Regarding the role itself, I believe the similarity with the one at <acronym ti...

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by Baexecutive
Sun Aug 09, 2015 10:57 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The World's Most Spectacular Beachside Landing
Replies: 11
Views: 14414

RE: The World's Most Spectacular Beachside Landing

Excellent TR, I hope to do this sometime this year.

The worlds only airport with scheduled service on a beach.

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by Baexecutive
Sun Jul 12, 2015 11:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How To Get Loads On BA?
Replies: 9
Views: 2885

RE: How To Get Loads On BA?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Max+Q" class="quote" target="_blank">Max Q</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> No. Checking s...

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by Baexecutive
Sun Jul 12, 2015 8:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Help! Stuck In Bali
Replies: 10
Views: 2621

RE: Help! Stuck In Bali

Thanks for all your input, I do appreciate it. Looks like I'm going down the insurance route. Bit annoyed though as the airport re-opened at the time the aircraft was supposed to have arrived at <acronym title="Denpasar / Bali - Ngurah Rai International (DPS / WADD), Indonesia">DPS</acronym> and oth...

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by Baexecutive
Sun Jul 12, 2015 11:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Help! Stuck In Bali
Replies: 10
Views: 2621

Help! Stuck In Bali

Wondering if anyone can help, I'm on Malaysia Airllines from Bali to <acronym title="KLM Royal Dutch Airlines">KL</acronym> in Business Class, airport was closed and our flight was cancelled. The airline just said come back tomorrow. The service at the airport has been abysmal to say the least, comm...

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by Baexecutive
Thu Jun 11, 2015 11:03 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Dirty Dirty BA To Croatia And Explosive EZY Back!
Replies: 30
Views: 12097

RE: Dirty Dirty BA To Croatia And Explosive EZY Back!

Great <acronym title="Transbrasil SA Linhas Aereas">TR</acronym> very thorough and interesting pictures, I was on the edge of my seat when you said you heard a bang! That pesky plastic bottle of red wine, missing this item is unforgivable and heads should roll in the cleaning department, I would wri...

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by Baexecutive
Thu Jun 11, 2015 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did BA Ever Plan On Operating A330s?
Replies: 14
Views: 8898

RE: Did BA Ever Plan On Operating A330s?

IAG have 18 x A350-1000s on order earmarked for BA....almost a 330

 

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by Baexecutive
Sun May 31, 2015 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inflight Business Manager At British Airways
Replies: 12
Views: 9661

RE: Inflight Business Manager At British Airways

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/gzbja" class="quote" target="_blank">gzbja</a> (<a href="#11" class="quote">Reply 11</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> I think what he mea...

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by Baexecutive
Wed Mar 11, 2015 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS Back In The Black
Replies: 54
Views: 11352

RE: VS Back In The Black

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/DeltaMD90" class="quote" target="_blank">DeltaMD90</a> (<a href="#7" class="quote">Reply 7</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> According to ...

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by Baexecutive
Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Well Groomed F/A`s
Replies: 68
Views: 15897

RE: Well Groomed F/A`s

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/TravelsUK" class="quote" target="_blank">TravelsUK</a> (<a href="#34" class="quote">Reply 34</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Lol and the...

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by Baexecutive
Tue Feb 24, 2015 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Ready To Sell Airline Business
Replies: 16
Views: 12104

Thomas Cook Ready To Sell Airline Business

According to several press articles (Sunday times & yesterday's Independant to name a few) Thomas Cook are looking to sell its airline business. Currently sounding out potential buyers, anyone got any more info at all?

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by Baexecutive
Thu Feb 19, 2015 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Low Cost Long Haul - Will Lakers Dream Come True
Replies: 24
Views: 4111

RE: Low Cost Long Haul - Will Lakers Dream Come True

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/spinkid" class="quote" target="_blank">spinkid</a> (<a href="#13" class="quote">Reply 13</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Add Jetstar, Sc...

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by Baexecutive
Tue Feb 17, 2015 9:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: An Open Letter/complaint To United
Replies: 25
Views: 4056

RE: An Open Letter/complaint To United

The phrase 'storm in a tea cup' springs to mind. I would just use a bit of common sense and don't put yourself into an untenable situation with the crew. If you haven't got the permission of the crew or passengers then don't film thrm or do it discretely, simples. I'm sure the cabin crew have more p...

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by Baexecutive
Fri Jan 30, 2015 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 767 + 747 To MAN Today
Replies: 39
Views: 11115

RE: BA 767 + 747 To MAN Today

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/SKAirbus" class="quote" target="_blank">SKAirbus</a> (<a href="#25" class="quote">Reply 25</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Not really fa...

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by Baexecutive
Fri Jan 30, 2015 9:10 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Dublin - Donegal Done In A Day! BE S340 DUB CFN
Replies: 38
Views: 8604

RE: Dublin - Donegal Done In A Day! BE S340 DUB CFN

EXCELLENT report, always interested in regional flying in UK & Ireland, particularly Loganair. Liked your funny bits too.

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by Baexecutive
Fri Jan 30, 2015 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Aviation Chaos Due To 'rogue' Russian Bombers
Replies: 53
Views: 15250

RE: UK Aviation Chaos Due To 'rogue' Russian Bombers

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/dfwjim1" class="quote" target="_blank">dfwjim1</a> (<a href="#10" class="quote">Reply 10</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Just a little '...

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by Baexecutive
Sat Jan 17, 2015 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Loganair Franchise Deal
Replies: 10
Views: 2877

RE: Loganair Franchise Deal

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/sassiciai" class="quote" target="_blank">sassiciai</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Sorry, my mis...

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by Baexecutive
Sat Jan 17, 2015 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Loganair Franchise Deal
Replies: 10
Views: 2877

RE: Loganair Franchise Deal

They have the best of both worlds now, both regional (Flybe) and worldwide (BA) coverage..

They still operate in their own colours with the BN Islanders on inter island services between Orkney/Shetland.

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by Baexecutive
Tue Jan 06, 2015 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic 737
Replies: 12
Views: 13117

RE: Virgin Atlantic 737

That's it, thanks v much  

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by Baexecutive
Tue Jan 06, 2015 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic 737
Replies: 12
Views: 13117

Virgin Atlantic 737

I saw an old picture in a book of a Virgin Atlantic 737 at Athens, anyone know any more info on this please? I'm intrigued.

Thanks

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