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by hibtastic
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA and the A350-1000
Replies: 31
Views: 7375

Re: BA and the A350-1000

I’d expect them to order more A350 at some point.

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by hibtastic
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR
Replies: 427
Views: 78612

Re: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR

Now the A380 is out of the picture, the shackles are well and truly off the A350 and the A350-1000 in particular.

The fact that the 1000 is now being pimped is no surprise at all.

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by hibtastic
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did DL 122, BOS-EDI, just divert to PWM? (First DL 757 at PWM since 1996)
Replies: 20
Views: 5240

Re: Why did DL 122, BOS-EDI, just divert to PWM? (First DL 757 at PWM since 1996)

I think United’s 757s out of EDI have much worse reliability issues than DL’s.

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by hibtastic
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL, VS boost summer flying between U.S. and U.K. in 2020
Replies: 69
Views: 14303

Re: Delta international announcement later today

DL’s BOS-EDI on the 757 has had some decent load factors since it’s launch earlier this summer so makes sense to build on that.

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by hibtastic
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019
Replies: 140
Views: 19219

Re: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019

Don't think on average they have been anywhere near full with at least 1 in 10 seats empty It really is worthwhile checking the stats and as I said on another thread to you, in June they were pretty full: JFK - 95% ORD - 92% EWR - 92% IAD - 86% BOS - 90% PHL - 88% Not bad going really. I’ll post Ju...

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by hibtastic
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 508
Views: 95919

Re: Rumor: American to make huge announcement

GLA-PHL would be a welcome return or GLA-JFK as DL seem to have carried good loads, although like EDI none running 'full' I think they will probably move to a larger aircraft at EDI first before reinstating GLA. AA from JFK seems to Europe seems to be on the way out anyway. EDI TATL routes looked p...

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by hibtastic
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019
Replies: 140
Views: 19219

Re: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019

Also I expect next summer that Delta or United will upgauge the aircraft to a B767 or B777 on the New York route as loads have been extremely good at over 90% full. Be realistic, they wont put a wide body on any Edinburgh route, the flights aren't full as it is and putting the likes of a 777 on one...

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by hibtastic
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways
Replies: 113
Views: 27658

Re: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways

Some more photos of G-XWBA first flight https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D-dv32WXYAEIC2w?format=jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D-dv32xWwAE0lJW?format=jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D-dv32fXoAEop0i?format=jpg https://twitter.com/CAlloing/status/1146007917746958336?s=20 Stunning, love the A350-1000 and ...

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by hibtastic
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport
Replies: 136
Views: 19532

Re: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport

Look at what Branson did with his railway enterprise 'Virgin Trains'. He negotiated a 'no competition' clause into his rail franchise, and then introduced eye-watering rail fares in what was a 'monopoly' situation. His rail service is very good....but very, very expensive at times. His railway comp...

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by hibtastic
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 476
Views: 124938

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

VS Airbus order expected shortly, I would suspect A330neo. EDIT - Now official 14 A330-900neo plus 6 options. Deliveries between 2021-24 A really good steal for Airbus - placing A330neos with an existing 787 customer. DIdn’t expect that ( yes I heard the rumors of the VS order). How is it a steal i...

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by hibtastic
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 476
Views: 124938

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

The A321XLR is going to a pretty compelling option for airlines. More space for baggage / cargo than the LR version too. Ideal aircraft for Icelandair I’d say.

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by hibtastic
Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edinburgh Airport investment plan Discussion Thread
Replies: 152
Views: 18616

Re: £80 million investment plan for Edinburgh Airport

Gordon Dewar should be ashamed to present it as a finished building to anyone, let alone the First Minister. :yuck: The only good thing is that he had enough common sense to not claim anything positive about the design or looks of the extension and didn’t go with ‘modern minimalistic design’ PR non...

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by hibtastic
Thu May 30, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus 50 Years Celebration - 5 things Airbus got right and 5 it did not
Replies: 83
Views: 12594

Re: Airbus 50 Years Celebration - 5 things Airbus got right and 5 it did not

Airbus also make the most comfortable aircraft to fly on for passengers IMHO. That might not be defined as a success in the context of the article but it is in my book.

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by hibtastic
Tue May 28, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Glasgow Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 76
Views: 7345

Re: Glasgow Aviation Thread - 2019

The source is Lufthansa. Check their schedules/timetable. Its swings and roundabouts, airports go through periods of years of growths then down, management changes and up again. Not all airports can offer subsidised incentives. For a declining population and two neighbouring airports within 50 mile...

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by hibtastic
Tue May 28, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Glasgow Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 76
Views: 7345

Re: Glasgow Aviation Thread - 2019

I am sure we have been hearing all these myths as to why EDI can keep flights that GLA can't for years. Truth is, EDI has a more balanced inbound and outbound market than GLA.

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by hibtastic
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Virgin to launch LGW-JFK and BOS from 2020
Replies: 158
Views: 19440

Re: Delta and Virgin to launch LGW-JFK and BOS from 2020

I wonder if some A321NeoLRs would be useful at VS for some of the thinner TATL routes. Perhaps they could have operated the likes of LGW-BOS with those. It just seems that the A332/3 would be too much plane.

I suppose DL will operate it with a 752 though.

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by hibtastic
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?
Replies: 188
Views: 21481

Re: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?

At JFK last month we used a bus to board our Thomas Cook A332 back to MAN but yet used an airbridge at MAN.

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by hibtastic
Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China agrees to buy 290 Airbus A320 planes, 10 A350s
Replies: 135
Views: 21862

Re: China agrees to buy 290 Airbus A320 planes, 10 A350s

seahawk wrote:
I would call this order disappointing. Sure more A320, but Airbus sells more than they can make - but very few widebodies and no A330s. Not what Airbus needs.


An order for 300 aircraft is “disappointing”? Wow!

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by hibtastic
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019
Replies: 140
Views: 19219

Re: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019

I don't know where you ''heard'' it from but Westjet didn't fall through at the last minute because it wasn't happening in the first place, it was just some teenage planespotters wet dream making it up as an unfounded rumour, nothing more nothing less! The suggestion of Icelandair on the other hand...

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by hibtastic
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019
Replies: 140
Views: 19219

Re: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019

PlaneMad134 wrote:
Westjet fell through at the last minute I heard, thay was why it was a rumour, although I would say Icelandair would have a good shout if true.


Their current MAX problems may put a stop to that. Who knows how long it will take to get those back in the air.

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by hibtastic
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 717841

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

You've already assumed it is a Boeing issue and their plane so fall into the same bucket as other people, but from the other side. It seems sensible to be very cautious as you say, there does seem to be an indication there is an issue here. However as we do not fully know the reason for the Lion Ai...

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by hibtastic
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 717841

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

As others have said, the onus should be on Boeing to prove beyond doubt that the aircraft is safe. Over to you Boeing... I'm sure you can educate Boeing on how to do that. Over to you hibtastic. No I cant but I did not design or build it. If there is no fault, then Boeing should be able to prove th...

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by hibtastic
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 717841

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

I cannot believe some of the posts I have read trying to make excuses for the fact that authorities and airlines have chosen to ground their MAX fleets. As others have said, the onus should be on Boeing to prove beyond doubt that the aircraft is safe. Until then, the cautious approach should be appl...

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by hibtastic
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK Thread - 2019
Replies: 103
Views: 15434

Re: Rest of the UK Thread - 2019

Yeah EDI-DOH will be 10x weekly from July until the end of October.

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by hibtastic
Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Westjet possible Edinburgh launch S19?
Replies: 40
Views: 4455

Re: Rumor: Westjet possible Edinburgh launch S19?

While it is a rumour, I’ve heard the same from a pretty reliable source. We will have to wait and see but EDI only has a seasonal 4-weekly service to Canada so plenty scope for more.

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by hibtastic
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Norwegian fly to SWF?
Replies: 46
Views: 5230

Re: Why does Norwegian fly to SWF?

I’ve used SWF when flying from EDI with D8. Great airport, quick to get through and the journey on the bus to Manhattan isn’t too bad at all.

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by hibtastic
Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United proposes purchasing the A321LR for transatlantic flights
Replies: 145
Views: 34828

Re: United proposes purchasing the a321lr for trasnatlantic flights

AA used to use the 757 MAN-ORD in the winter which is further than DUB-ORD. I'm not sure how many times that had to stop for fuel in the winter months, but given the A321neoLR is supposed to have a tad more range than the 757-200 I'd have thought it wouldn't be any more of a challenge than it is no...

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by hibtastic
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta add daily EDI-BOS
Replies: 59
Views: 10565

Re: Delta add daily EDI-BOS

The PVD-EDI flights are ending due to a failed promise to lower the APD tax when departing EDI, not for poor performance at PVD. Towards the end there, both routes from EDI to PVD and SWF appeared to be operating quite well with decent loads. You are right though, a reduction in APD was promised bu...

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by hibtastic
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta add daily EDI-BOS
Replies: 59
Views: 10565

Re: Delta add daily EDI-BOS

by738 wrote:
That 9-11am block on the apron and in terminal at EDI high summer is going to be mayhem, extension or not.


D8 won’t be there next year with their arrival from the US so the new DL flight from BOS effectively replaces that. The extension and additional stands should help a lot next year.

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by hibtastic
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta add daily EDI-BOS
Replies: 59
Views: 10565

Re: Delta add daily EDI-BOS

DL122 departs BOS at 22:15, arrives EDI at 09:25 (next day)
DL123 departs EDI at 10:55, arrives BOS at 13:02

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by hibtastic
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 234476

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

DL122 departs BOS at 22:15, arrives EDI at 09:25 (next day)
DL123 departs EDI at 10:55, arrives BOS at 13:02

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by hibtastic
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta add daily EDI-BOS
Replies: 59
Views: 10565

Re: Delta add daily EDI-BOS

bhxdtw wrote:
how many daily/weekly TATL flights does EDI have now? (combined, not just on DL)


UA to EWR, ORD and IAD
AA to PHL
DL to JFK and BOS
AC (Rouge) to YYZ

JFK and EWR are pretty much year round, the rest are seasonal.

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by hibtastic
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When did VS start operating from GLA and why did they choose GLA over EDI?
Replies: 14
Views: 2233

Re: When did VS start operating from GLA and why did they choose GLA over EDI?

Yeah EDI is woefully underserved on the Orlando front. Given the reputation of the team at EDI I’d say it won’t be long until we see improved frequencies on this route. The current services are at capacity on an annual basis and there is definitely some potential for growth there. EDI is now better ...

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by hibtastic
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why can't AA make JFK-MAN work but it can JFK-EDI? And also UA from ORD & IAD to MAN?
Replies: 113
Views: 9464

Re: Why can't AA make JFK-MAN work but it can JFK-EDI? And also UA from ORD & IAD to MAN?

Manchester as a gateway has a lot to offer! The Lake District just to the North, The Yorkshire Dales, the historical city of York. The historical city of Chester down the road. North Wales down the road, with beautiful scenery, beaches, mountains, and country side. Not forgetting Liverpool as well,...

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by hibtastic
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia route expansion?
Replies: 133
Views: 12030

Re: Philadelphia route expansion?

Any chance of PHL-EDI returning? In addition to JFK-EDI or as a replacement for it?

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by hibtastic
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why can't AA make JFK-MAN work but it can JFK-EDI? And also UA from ORD & IAD to MAN?
Replies: 113
Views: 9464

Re: Why can't AA make JFK-MAN work but it can JFK-EDI? And also UA from ORD & IAD to MAN?

No one has really answered why UA make NYCMAN work but the BA-AA JV can’t make it work, which seems odd—maybe the POS is entirely NYC focused, where AA is weakest? BA-AA use PHL and ORD where they had 19,356 passengers in June (in addition to those travelling via LHR). UA only really use EWR where ...

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by hibtastic
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why can't AA make JFK-MAN work but it can JFK-EDI? And also UA from ORD & IAD to MAN?
Replies: 113
Views: 9464

Re: Why can't AA make JFK-MAN work but it can JFK-EDI? And also UA from ORD & IAD to MAN?

It is quite interesting to look at the passengers carried on direct routes to the US from both EDI and MAN in June 2018 as an example. Manchester still ahead on New York area routes and pretty much all markets, with the exception of ORD and IAD (where there is no route from MAN). Overall there were ...

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by hibtastic
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skytrax: Airline of the year is 'Singapore Airlines'
Replies: 101
Views: 10366

Re: Skytrax: Airline of the year is 'Singapore Airlines'

KL001 wrote:
What is so special about Bangkok Airways that they rank 21st? Looks like nothing special to me.


They are a great little airline - one of my favourites.

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by hibtastic
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread
Replies: 226
Views: 103038

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread

Great start for Airbus. Nice to see an order for the A350-1000

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by hibtastic
Wed May 09, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces Edinburgh
Replies: 61
Views: 11970

Re: Emirates announces Edinburgh

I believe that a lot of Edinburgh's EK passenger numbers will be to the detriment of Glasgow EK passenger numbers. Prehaps the second daily at GLA will transfer over to EDI in the mid term. Investment in a First Class lounge at Edinburgh as soon as possible is a must! Rumour is that EK will be taki...

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by hibtastic
Tue May 08, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces Edinburgh
Replies: 61
Views: 11970

Re: Emirates announces Edinburgh

For the sake of future, is EDI A380 capable/easily adaptable? I believe they have been doing strengthening works to the taxiways recently. They also have been building new stands for wide bodies which are connected to the new terminal expansion. One of these new stands is able to take an A380. Unsu...

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by hibtastic
Tue May 08, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces Edinburgh
Replies: 61
Views: 11970

Re: Emirates announces Edinburgh

Great news - the new widebody stands and terminal expansion have been built for a reason.

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by hibtastic
Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edinburgh Airport investment plan Discussion Thread
Replies: 152
Views: 18616

Re: £80 million investment plan for Edinburgh Airport

It was the apron load bearing capacity on the South Apron that was the problem, not the runway length. @airtrantpa How recently have you been through EDI? It’s now fundamentally unfit for purpose, the classic pint into a half pint glass. A lot of works have been undertaken to improve the aprons lat...

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by hibtastic
Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan announces new PEK-EDI/DUB service
Replies: 18
Views: 4005

Hainan announces new PEK-EDI/DUB service

HU have today announced a new service between PEK and EDI/ DUB beginning June 12 using an A333. Two flights per week will operate PEK-EDI-DUB-PEK (Tuesdays and Saturdays) and another two flights per week will operate PEK-DUB-EDI-PEK (Thursdays and Sundays) https://stv.tv/news/east-central/1410372-sc...

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by hibtastic
Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: EDI to SWF and the Big Apple with Norwegian
Replies: 9
Views: 6142

Re: EDI to SWF and the Big Apple with Norwegian

lychemsa wrote:
Did you pay extra for the great legroom?


Yes it is £20 to reserve a seat anywhere on the aircraft. They do not charge extra to reserve exit row seats - its on a first come, first served basis.

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by hibtastic
Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: EDI to SWF and the Big Apple with Norwegian
Replies: 9
Views: 6142

Re: EDI to SWF and the Big Apple with Norwegian

mcdu wrote:

Looks like a selling your product below cost doesn’t help if the plane is full. EDI fo SWF Service being reduced.

http://www.recordonline.com/news/20180117/norwegian-slashes-scotland-service-at-stewart


I think that is more to do with APD than anything else.

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by hibtastic
Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA to expand in Europe, plans ordering 777F’s
Replies: 127
Views: 23250

Re: ANA to expand in Europe

gkirk wrote:
Edinburgh or Glasgow would be pleasant


There is apparently a rumour doing the rounds now of a Japanese carrier coming to EDI but it could be a series of summer charters similar to those that operated a few years ago.

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by hibtastic
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: EDI to SWF and the Big Apple with Norwegian
Replies: 9
Views: 6142

EDI to SWF and the Big Apple with Norwegian

Off to the Big Apple with Norwegian EDI–SWF (and return), 7M8 When Norwegian launched their new TATL service using 737MAX aircraft back in the summer, I took the opportunity to visit a city that had always been on my bucket list; New York. I booked the flights from EDI to SWF through Norwegian.com ...

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by hibtastic
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 631230

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

I watched the delivery ceremony for QR’s A350-1000 on youtube and was amazed with how elaborate it was. The lighting and projections used were fantastic and it was very impressive. https://youtu.be/nzCkEO_UQWo The video also shows the deep respect between Fabrice Bregier and Akbar Al-Baker; Bregier ...

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