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by planesailing
Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 Paris Air Show - Airbus News And Orders
Replies: 264
Views: 75769

Re: 2017 Paris Air Show - Airbus News And Orders

Rumours abound that Oman Air are about to order the A350.

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by planesailing
Tue Apr 05, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Cathay Dragon Aircraft In New Brand/Livery
Replies: 46
Views: 21835

RE: First Cathay Dragon Aircraft In New Brand/Livery

It's happened because the general public do not understand the relationship between <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym> and <acronym title="Dragonair (China)">KA</acronym>. The change of name on a through itinerary causes confusion whereby having the continuation of the in...

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by planesailing
Mon Apr 04, 2016 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is Garuda Indonesia Served From T3 At Heathrow
Replies: 26
Views: 6869

RE: Why Is Garuda Indonesia Served From T3 At Heathrow

There are terminal capacity restraints along with "airline" preferences at play here. Currently <acronym title="Eastern Airways (United Kingdom)">T3</acronym> is at or over capacity during the <acronym title="Aeromexico">AM</acronym> operation due to the number of aircraft all arriving/departing at ...

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by planesailing
Sat Feb 28, 2015 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK Buying LHR Slots Of SAS
Replies: 32
Views: 12873

RE: TK Buying LHR Slots Of SAS

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/RWA380" class="quote" target="_blank">RWA380</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i>Since this subject of <acronym title="London -...

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by planesailing
Fri Jul 25, 2014 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow 25.07
Replies: 6
Views: 2801

RE: Heathrow 25.07

All runway movements were stopped between 1405L and 1425L due to weather.

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by planesailing
Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF DXB - LHR...is The End Nigh?
Replies: 112
Views: 24736

RE: QF DXB - LHR...is The End Nigh?

Just a word of advice, <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> announced last Monday that they had awarded the ground handling contract for <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> to Menzies Aviation. This decision was some 2/3 months late, surely if an...

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by planesailing
Thu Dec 12, 2013 7:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Discussion: What Is Your Favorite Ldcs?
Replies: 2
Views: 3707

RE: Discussion: What Is Your Favorite Ldcs?

For it's absolute simplicity and it's ability, it has to be Altea Customer Management, although it has it's loopholes and downfalls which cause me great problems! - <a href="http://www.amadeus.com/airlineit/solutions/sol_1altea_5customer_1departure.html" target="_blank">http://www.amadeus.com/airlin...

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by planesailing
Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where Does SQ Send Their All UD C Class A380s?
Replies: 14
Views: 9786

RE: Where Does SQ Send Their All UD C Class A380s?

At <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>, the config are as follows. SQ322/SQ317 is a Y399 aircraft for W13. SQ318/SQ321 is a Y311 aircraft for W13. Previously <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> saw 2x Y311 and 1x Y39...

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by planesailing
Sun Oct 20, 2013 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delays Into Heathrow Due Weather
Replies: 13
Views: 9660

RE: Delays Into Heathrow Due Weather

Standard occurrence with weather as the runway rate decreases, flights can also be held prior to departure by LHR ATC to ease congestion.

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by planesailing
Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 A6-EDR Hit By Catering Truck At LHR.
Replies: 15
Views: 21059

RE: A380 A6-EDR Hit By Catering Truck At LHR.

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/TC957" class="quote" target="_blank">TC957</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>Any pics of the incident ?</i></font></td...

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by planesailing
Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomson Q&A's - Retiring/Replacing The 767/787's
Replies: 23
Views: 15222

RE: Thomson Q&A's - Retiring/Replacing The 767/787's

Good luck to whoever takes on LA and LO! Used to cause numerous issues with their dispatch reliability!

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by planesailing
Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Security And Air Marshalls
Replies: 16
Views: 4858

RE: Airline Security And Air Marshalls

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Lofty" class="quote" target="_blank">Lofty</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i>In the UK a Met police Firearms office will meet...

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by planesailing
Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 262 Passenger Revolt
Replies: 60
Views: 30192

RE: BA 262 Passenger Revolt

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/KC135Hydraulics" class="quote" target="_blank">KC135Hydraulics</a> (<a href="#48" class="quote">Reply 48</a>):<br/><i>I take a little offense to...

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by planesailing
Sat Aug 10, 2013 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 262 Passenger Revolt
Replies: 60
Views: 30192

RE: BA 262 Passenger Revolt

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/sandyb123" class="quote" target="_blank">sandyb123</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i> • Ground power start followed by push b...

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by planesailing
Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ Cuts LHR-SIN Capacity For Winter 13
Replies: 26
Views: 9476

RE: SQ Cuts LHR-SIN Capacity For Winter 13

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/jumpjets" class="quote" target="_blank">jumpjets</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i>Slightly off topic but does anyone know wh...

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by planesailing
Tue Jul 02, 2013 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai To Postpone A380 Service For London?
Replies: 47
Views: 17383

RE: Thai To Postpone A380 Service For London?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/skipness1E" class="quote" target="_blank">skipness1E</a> (<a href="#10" class="quote">Reply 10</a>):<br/><i>Indeed I needed one of them ! They d...

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by planesailing
Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai To Postpone A380 Service For London?
Replies: 47
Views: 17383

RE: Thai To Postpone A380 Service For London?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/frigatebird" class="quote" target="_blank">frigatebird</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i>I understand they don't like to give...

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by planesailing
Sun Apr 28, 2013 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH - No Check In Counters - Since When?
Replies: 47
Views: 12883

RE: LH - No Check In Counters - Since When?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/RWA380" class="quote" target="_blank">RWA380</a> (<a href="#7" class="quote">Reply 7</a>):<br/><i> Yes dear, the elimination of service personal...

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by planesailing
Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet And The "Bomb" Word - Overreaction?
Replies: 111
Views: 10853

RE: EasyJet And The "Bomb" Word - Overreaction?

The security questions are outdated and lead to stupid remarks when asking them, which is why they have been/are being removed from use. Airlines wishing to continue asking them now have to have their check-in agents have specific training for it. Of more importance are the questions on the carriage...

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by planesailing
Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Completely White 767 At LHR
Replies: 17
Views: 17363

Completely White 767 At LHR

Correct, it is ET's 767.

It is all white as it was repainted prior to return to lessor, but due to the late delivery of the 787's, the airline has kept the aircraft a little longer.

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by planesailing
Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia Retires DJ Code Tonight 11JAN13
Replies: 2
Views: 3347

RE: Virgin Australia Retires DJ Code Tonight 11JAN13

All info I have seen is for Monday as this is the day their system switches over so that IATCI is possible.

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by planesailing
Sat Jan 05, 2013 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KE Pulls LGW-SEL
Replies: 55
Views: 12940

RE: KE Pulls LGW-SEL

I was involved with the withdrawl of <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> from <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW</acronym> and am now based at <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> for another carrier. <acronym t...

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by planesailing
Sat Nov 24, 2012 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways To LHR From CLT
Replies: 45
Views: 14101

RE: US Airways To LHR From CLT

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/cedarjet" class="quote" target="_blank">cedarjet</a> (<a href="#38" class="quote">Reply 38</a>):<br/><i>I don't understand how <acronym title="L...

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by planesailing
Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First MON A300 Heading For The Scrappers..
Replies: 28
Views: 4731

RE: First MON A300 Heading For The Scrappers..

Apparently it was touch and go whether she would get to this point during the summer season with enough cycles/hours to operate the schedule. <acronym title="Alliance Air (India)">CD</acronym> had engines swapped over with another <acronym title="Mount Cook (MON / NZMC), New Zealand">MON</acronym> A...

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by planesailing
Sat Oct 27, 2012 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET 77L Due At LHR Sat 27/10.
Replies: 2
Views: 4345

RE: ET 77L Due At LHR Sat 27/10.

Aircraft arrived this morning and is now parked on it's remote stand.

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by planesailing
Sat Sep 01, 2012 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britannia Ghost Flight
Replies: 6
Views: 9771

RE: Britannia Ghost Flight

BY is still used by TOM as it's IATA code, you will see it used on the baggage tags.

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by planesailing
Sat Jul 14, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Does Sunwing Vacation Flying?
Replies: 2
Views: 2202

RE: Who Does Sunwing Vacation Flying?

Euro Atlantic do the flying with CS-TFS and CS-TFT. The aircraft are crewed by Euro Atlantic as well.

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by planesailing
Sat Jul 07, 2012 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pullmantur Air 744 At LGW Now
Replies: 4
Views: 4052

RE: Pullmantur Air 744 At LGW Now

It's been there since MA got hit by a set of stairs on the rear door back at the end of June.

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by planesailing
Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 As A Sub For Another Type?
Replies: 20
Views: 9857

RE: A380 As A Sub For Another Type?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/iberiadc852" class="quote" target="_blank">iberiadc852</a> (<a href="#15" class="quote">Reply 15</a>):<br/><i>Substituting may not only come by ...

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by planesailing
Sun May 13, 2012 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Locking Rows 1 - 4
Replies: 59
Views: 24577

RE: Ryanair Locking Rows 1 - 4

On all the aircraft that my company have handled, trim blocks are often used at either end of the aircraft when the aircraft is not booked full, even if its only within 5-10% of capacity of the aircraft. If we need to use any of the seats, for norecs for example, then we have to get approval. Whilst...

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by planesailing
Fri May 11, 2012 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Sells Aircraft To Raise Cash
Replies: 2
Views: 7087

RE: Thomas Cook Sells Aircraft To Raise Cash

How does this affect those that already have financial agreements in place for secured loans as these aircraft are a good asset to recover money against should the worst happen.

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by planesailing
Fri May 11, 2012 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic To Add 4th Daily JFK
Replies: 53
Views: 14321

RE: Virgin Atlantic To Add 4th Daily JFK

But overall is the route on a capacity downgrade with the change of equipment from A346 to A333 on one of the rotations. Presumably the plan is to offer the capacity more frequently with smaller mire efficient aircraft.

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by planesailing
Thu May 03, 2012 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH Visiting LGW
Replies: 19
Views: 5769

MH Visiting LGW

Saw today that reps for <acronym title="Malaysia Airlines">MH</acronym> were visiting <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW</acronym>. Anyone know anything more about the visit, it is just a tour or is there genuine thought for a route to <acronym title="London - Gatwick...

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by planesailing
Thu May 03, 2012 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Announce LHR-ICN
Replies: 63
Views: 21058

RE: BA Announce LHR-ICN

Conveniently timed announcement that coincides with the launch of KE's route to LGW. Wonder how long that will last with the increase in competition.

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by planesailing
Wed May 02, 2012 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New 737 Max Winglet
Replies: 127
Views: 41271

RE: New 737 Max Winglet

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/zeke" class="quote" target="_blank">zeke</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>What grabbed my attention was not the <acro...

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by planesailing
Wed May 02, 2012 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Uefa Champions League Final - Munich
Replies: 6
Views: 2561

RE: Uefa Champions League Final - Munich

No doubt Monarch will be doing some work, they have been doing the away Chelsea games on behalf of Thomas Cook travel thus far this season from Gatwick.

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by planesailing
Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomsonfly LGW-RAK Fleet Type?
Replies: 5
Views: 2405

RE: Thomsonfly LGW-RAK Fleet Type?

Tomorrows TOM606 is a 73H, G-FDZY.

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by planesailing
Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 At Eggw
Replies: 13
Views: 3864

RE: 787 At Eggw

It is going to LGW for three days tomorrow, gutted I am off!

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by planesailing
Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Do Airlines Assign A Aircraft To Each Route?
Replies: 11
Views: 12011

RE: How Do Airlines Assign A Aircraft To Each Route?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/emirates202" class="quote" target="_blank">emirates202</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i> Thanks for the quick reply, but how...

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by planesailing
Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Int'l Flight In Japan -what Does This "this Guy" Do?
Replies: 2
Views: 5098

RE: Int'l Flight In Japan -what Does This "this Guy" Do?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/MEL" class="quote" target="_blank">MEL</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>Throughout the past few years, I've been trav...

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by planesailing
Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss To Replace A340 With Larger Jet
Replies: 141
Views: 55699

RE: Swiss To Replace A340 With Larger Jet

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/columba" class="quote" target="_blank">columba</a> (<a href="#11" class="quote">Reply 11</a>):<br/><i> <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</...

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by planesailing
Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Much Of A Loss Does BD Represent To VS?
Replies: 0
Views: 1951

How Much Of A Loss Does BD Represent To VS?

According to a CAA report in 2008 (http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/5/Connecting_Passengers_at_UK_Airports.pdf) Virgin Atlantic passengers were 78% direct and 22% connecting. In addition, an article on the Economist (http://www.economist.com/comment/1343099) states "<acronym title="Niagara Falls - Internat...

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by planesailing
Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomson Announce B787 Routes
Replies: 33
Views: 17149

RE: Thomson Announce B787 Routes

I'd have thought they'd be better used on more "upmarket" routes such as MLE and MBA where the yield is clearly much better.

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by planesailing
Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Charlton Athletic And Suckling Do328
Replies: 3
Views: 1694

RE: Charlton Athletic And Suckling Do328

Could the aircraft not have flown in to Carlisle airport?

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by planesailing
Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Gatwick Redundancies
Replies: 51
Views: 10218

RE: BA Gatwick Redundancies

News this morning is that Menzies have secured the ramp handling contract for BA at LGW.

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by planesailing
Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Gatwick Redundancies
Replies: 51
Views: 10218

RE: BA Gatwick Redundancies

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/liverpoola380" class="quote" target="_blank">liverpoola380</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i> Its a shame it looks lik...

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by planesailing
Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are There Any 737-400's With Winglets?
Replies: 10
Views: 8742

RE: Are There Any 737-400's With Winglets?

73C is used, I have see in used in relation to Thomson's 737-300 with winglets.

http://www.flugzeuginfo.net/table_accodes_iata_en.php

It is referenced in this table also.

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by planesailing
Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Air Passenger Duty Rises By 8% Starting Today.
Replies: 76
Views: 8037

RE: UK Air Passenger Duty Rises By 8% Starting 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/par13del" class="quote" target="_blank">par13del</a> (<a href="#44" class="quote">Reply 44</a>):<br/><i>Are you strictly talking about fares wit...

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by planesailing
Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Air Passenger Duty Rises By 8% Starting Today.
Replies: 76
Views: 8037

RE: UK Air Passenger Duty Rises By 8% Starting Today.

Personally I have never found using s European hub to get out of the UK long haul to be any cheaper. In fact, when I was searching for southern Florida last year, European hubs were more expensive than flying from London and connecting in the USA. The difference therefore being a better margin for t...

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