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by AF1565
Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 681
Views: 150107

Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

WY operating 3 charter flights on behalf of QR from JED to MCT, where passengers will then transfer onto QR flights to DOH. http://support.qatarairways.com/hc/en-us/articles/115008165807-Qatar-Airways-organises-three-charter-flights-to-carry-its-passengers-from-the-Kingdom-of-Saudi-Arabia-KSA-via-Mu...

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by AF1565
Sat Dec 27, 2014 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY And EK A340-500 Routes?
Replies: 28
Views: 11092

RE: EY And EK A340-500 Routes?

For <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym> they use the A340-500 to <acronym title="Algiers - Houari Boumediene (Dar-el-Beida) (ALG / DAAG), Algeria">ALG</acronym>, <acronym title="OLD: Athens (- Hellinikon) (ATH / LGAT) (closed), Greece AND CURRENT: Athens - Eleftherios Veniz...

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by AF1565
Mon Dec 15, 2014 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Last Boeing 777-200LR?
Replies: 77
Views: 25147

RE: The Last Boeing 777-200LR?

AC purchased 6 77L. They were originally used on the <acronym title="Toronto - Lester B. Pearson International (Malton) (YYZ / CYYZ), Canada - Ontario">YYZ</acronym>-<acronym title="Vancouver - International (YVR / CYVR), Canada - British Columbia">YVR</acronym>-<acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Sm...

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by AF1565
Mon Nov 03, 2014 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France To Start Vancouver
Replies: 43
Views: 13864

RE: Air France To Start Vancouver

I think TS already operates a summer seasonal YVR-CDG with the A332.

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by AF1565
Sat Nov 01, 2014 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK To Make US Its 3rd Largest Source Of Revenue
Replies: 56
Views: 12623

RE: EK To Make US Its 3rd Largest Source Of Revenue

Emirates are doing pretty well in China in my opinion. Daily B77W to <acronym title="CURRENT: Guangzhou - Baiyun (CAN / ZGGG), China AND OLD: Guangzhou - Baiyun (CAN / ZGGG) (closed), China">CAN</acronym>, daily B77W & A388 to <acronym title="Shanghai - Pudong International (PVG / ZSPD), China">...

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by AF1565
Sat Nov 01, 2014 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: AA MIA-FRA, JFK-BHX, JFK-EDI
Replies: 202
Views: 25971

RE: Official: AA MIA-FRA, JFK-BHX, JFK-EDI

I'm guessing most of the passengers on the <acronym title="Birmingham - International (Elmdon) (BHX / EGBB), United Kingdom">BHX</acronym>-<acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> flight will be heading to Canada, Caribbean and w...

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by AF1565
Fri Oct 31, 2014 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France 747-400 Current Status...
Replies: 15
Views: 11591

RE: Air France 747-400 Current Status...

I believe they use them on the CDG-YUL route.

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by AF1565
Tue Oct 28, 2014 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does Amritsar Receive AI Flights To BHX?
Replies: 8
Views: 2604

RE: Why Does Amritsar Receive AI Flights To BHX?

Large Sikh community.

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by AF1565
Mon Oct 27, 2014 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Doesn't EY Or QR Fly To Birmingham?
Replies: 19
Views: 5156

RE: Why Doesn't EY Or QR Fly To Birmingham?

EK do very well on both their flights during the summer. I have flown on them and there are only a few empty seats. However during other times, it can be very empty. Most of the people flying on <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym> transfer in <acronym title="Dubai - Interna...

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by AF1565
Sun Oct 19, 2014 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Cathay Ever Use Their Transatlantic Rights?
Replies: 34
Views: 14587

RE: Will Cathay Ever Use Their Transatlantic Rights?

Couldn't <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym> use their transatlantic rights to start <acronym title="CURRENT: Hong Kong - International (Chek Lap Kok) (HKG / VHHH), China - Hong Kong AND OLD: Hong Kong - Kai Tak International (HKG / VHHH) (closed), China - Hong Kong">HKG</...

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by AF1565
Thu Sep 18, 2014 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No 757 Service To India
Replies: 49
Views: 11727

RE: Why No 757 Service To India

Back in 2011, Comtel Air started <acronym title="Birmingham - International (Elmdon) (BHX / EGBB), United Kingdom">BHX</acronym>-<acronym title="Vienna - Schwechat (VIE / LOWW), Austria">VIE</acronym>-ATQ with a Boeing 757-200 operated by Mint Airways. Needless to say, after few months of operating ...

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by AF1565
Sun Aug 03, 2014 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A330-200
Replies: 39
Views: 17651

RE: Emirates A330-200

The DXB-BHX route was started by a A332. Which was then upgraded to 77E and now the double daily 77W.

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by AF1565
Sat Aug 02, 2014 3:42 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Oz 2014 6 Back To Asia VS A346 Upper Class SYD-HKG
Replies: 27
Views: 19068

RE: Oz 2014 6 Back To Asia VS A346 Upper Class SYD-HKG

Personally, I like VS a lot. Most of the time I've flown them, it turns out to be a good experience. However the service is like a lucky dip. Sometimes you get excellent service, sometimes you get terrible service.

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by AF1565
Sat Aug 02, 2014 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A330-200
Replies: 39
Views: 17651

RE: Emirates A330-200

It's unusual that <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym> fly the A332 to <acronym title="CURRENT: Hong Kong - International (Chek Lap Kok) (HKG / VHHH), China - Hong Kong AND OLD: Hong Kong - Kai Tak International (HKG / VHHH) (closed), China - Hong Kong">HKG</acronym>. Usuall...

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by AF1565
Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: World's Best 2014 Airline Liveries Announced
Replies: 53
Views: 16840

RE: World's Best 2014 Airline Liveries Announced

Personally I find the Air Transat livery one of the best.

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by AF1565
Fri Jul 18, 2014 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines MH17 Crashes In Ukraine Part 4
Replies: 255
Views: 99680

Malaysia Airlines MH17 Crashes In Ukraine Part 4

How will investigators get into the crash site which is practically a war zone?

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by AF1565
Thu Jul 17, 2014 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysian Airlines MH17 Crashes In Ukraine Part 2
Replies: 194
Views: 84508

RE: Malaysian Airlines MH17 Crashes In Ukraine Part 2

Will airlines route their flights around Ukraine instead of flying through it?

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by AF1565
Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: One Runway Airports.... If That Rwy Needs Repair?
Replies: 51
Views: 11460

RE: One Runway Airports.... If That Rwy Needs Repair?

I'm sure they either close it at night. I remember that LTN closed their only runway during nights so it can be repaired.

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by AF1565
Mon Jun 23, 2014 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA W14 LHR Long/Mid Haul Service Changes
Replies: 22
Views: 12591

RE: BA W14 LHR Long/Mid Haul Service Changes

Is one of the HKG flights still flown by the A380?

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by AF1565
Fri Jun 20, 2014 5:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fifa 2014 World Cup Brazil
Replies: 398
Views: 12297

RE: Fifa 2014 World Cup Brazil

I'm surprised that Roy Hodgson hasn't played Alex Oxdale-Chamberlain yet. Great central midfielder.

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by AF1565
Thu Jun 19, 2014 9:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fifa 2014 World Cup Brazil
Replies: 398
Views: 12297

RE: Fifa 2014 World Cup Brazil

England's chances of getting through is diminutive.

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by AF1565
Fri May 30, 2014 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is The A343 The Most Resilient In Its Family?
Replies: 60
Views: 21966

RE: Why Is The A343 The Most Resilient In Its Family?

It's happened to Emirates twice. In 2004, a A343 failed to get airborne before the end of the runway at <acronym title="Johannesburg - OR Tambo International (Jan Smuts) (JNB / FAOR), South Africa">JNB</acronym> which resulted in it sustaining some damage. Then it happened again in 2009 with a A345 ...

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by AF1565
Fri May 30, 2014 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is The A343 The Most Resilient In Its Family?
Replies: 60
Views: 21966

RE: Why Is The A343 The Most Resilient In Its Family?

The A342 didn't work because it was too similar to the A332. They both carried the same amount of passengers and had similar range. The only difference was the A342 had a larger cargo capacity and was less fuel efficient compared to the A342 due to it having 2 extra engines. The A345 didn't work bec...

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by AF1565
Fri May 30, 2014 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair At Birmingham
Replies: 1
Views: 2149

Icelandair At Birmingham

It looks like Icelandair will be operating a twice weekly service from <acronym title="Birmingham - International (Elmdon) (BHX / EGBB), United Kingdom">BHX</acronym> to <acronym title="Keflavik (KEF / BIKF), Iceland">KEF</acronym> starting from the 5th February 2015. Flight numbers will be FI495 an...

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by AF1565
Sun May 18, 2014 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 777LR Vs A340-500 - Stats?
Replies: 38
Views: 17203

RE: Air Canada 777LR Vs A340-500 - Stats?

What aircraft did <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> use on the <acronym title="Toronto - Lester B. Pearson International (Malton) (YYZ / CYYZ), Canada - Ontario">YYZ</acronym>-<acronym title="CURRENT: Hong Kong - International (Chek Lap Kok) (HKG / VHHH), China - Hong Kong AND OLD: Hong Kong ...

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by AF1565
Wed May 14, 2014 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern To Start SZX-MRU
Replies: 2
Views: 2931

RE: China Southern To Start SZX-MRU

Interesting that they are commencing flights from SZX and not CAN

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by AF1565
Sun May 11, 2014 10:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Name For An Airport?
Replies: 72
Views: 4292

RE: Best Name For An Airport?

I think Chek Lap Kok Airport is a pretty good name for an airport. Chep Lap Kok being the island the airport is built on.

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by AF1565
Wed May 07, 2014 6:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airlines With Aircraft Out Of Service
Replies: 17
Views: 7621

Airlines With Aircraft Out Of Service

How do airlines cope when aircraft are crashed, missing or in sudden need of maintenance? Malaysia Airlines are missing a B772 how are they coping?

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by AF1565
Sun May 04, 2014 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAN To Asia, When? How?
Replies: 79
Views: 10205

RE: LAN To Asia, When? How?

If they did launch routes from <acronym title="Sao Paulo - Guarulhos International (Cumbica) (GRU / SBGR), Brazil">GRU</acronym>-<acronym title="CURRENT: Hong Kong - International (Chek Lap Kok) (HKG / VHHH), China - Hong Kong AND OLD: Hong Kong - Kai Tak International (HKG / VHHH) (closed), China -...

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by AF1565
Sun May 04, 2014 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic At Hong Kong
Replies: 14
Views: 8726

RE: Virgin Atlantic At Hong Kong

Daily Seats Offered: <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym> 5xDaily B77W 30F 265J 170W 910Y <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> 1xDaily A388 1xDaily B772 28F 145J 95W 425Y <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic Airways (United Kingdom)">VS</acronym> 1xDaily A346 45J 38W 22...

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by AF1565
Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where In The World Have You Been?
Replies: 41
Views: 3140

RE: Where In The World Have You Been?

My list:

North America:
Canada: Toronto, London, Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax, Quebec, Hamilton,

Europe:
UK: Birmingham, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Glagow, Exeter, Bristol
France: Paris
Netherlands: Amsterdam

Asia:
UAE: Dubai
Hong Kong: Hong Kong

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by AF1565
Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic At Hong Kong
Replies: 14
Views: 8726

Virgin Atlantic At Hong Kong

What will be Virgin Atlantic's future plans for Hong Kong? I know they are mainly now focusing on North America ever since the Delta share but Hong Kong is a big money maker. Will they introduce a second daily flight? Is there a possibility that they will ever return to Sydney from Hong Kong.

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by AF1565
Tue Apr 29, 2014 6:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favorite And/or Missed Defunct Routes?
Replies: 25
Views: 3362

RE: Favorite And/or Missed Defunct Routes?

Oasis Hong Kong 08 <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW</acronym>-<acronym title="CURRENT: Hong Kong - International (Chek Lap Kok) (HKG / VHHH), China - Hong Kong AND OLD: Hong Kong - Kai Tak International (HKG / VHHH) (closed), China - Hong Kong">HKG</acronym> B744 I ...

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by AF1565
Sun Apr 27, 2014 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Birmingham Airport Runway Extension
Replies: 22
Views: 7640

RE: Birmingham Airport Runway Extension

China Southern are operating charter flights in the summer to <acronym title="Beijing - Capital (PEK / ZBAA), China">PEK</acronym>. I think they might be using the A332 on this route. Tickets are being sold exclusively by local Chinese travel agent United Travel in Birmingham. I'm sure they will be ...

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by AF1565
Sun Apr 27, 2014 7:58 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Emirates From A 5 Star To A 4 Star Airline
Replies: 68
Views: 36817

RE: Emirates From A 5 Star To A 4 Star Airline

I've flown <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym> four times now and every time I'm still impressed by the level of service they provide and how attentive they are. Service is always delivered with a smile. The meals served were delicious and piping hot. The staff at <acronym ...

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by AF1565
Sat Apr 26, 2014 2:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft You Have Flown On
Replies: 41
Views: 3456

Aircraft You Have Flown On

The topic is self explanatory.

I have flown on...
Airbus A310-300 (5xTS)
Airbus A318-100 (1xAF)
Airbus A319-100 (1xAF)
Airbus A340-300 (4xVS)
Airbus A340-600 (6xVS)
Airbus A380-800 (2xEK)
Boeing 747-400 (2xCX)
Boeing 777-300ER (2xEK,2xAF)

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by AF1565
Sat Apr 26, 2014 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Birmingham Airport Runway Extension
Replies: 22
Views: 7640

RE: Birmingham Airport Runway Extension

However Birmingham is better located due to it being relatively central. It's the most accessible airport in the UK. 8 million people live 1 hours drive away from Birmingham Airport however less than 40% use the airport. If HS2 gets underway, it will be faster to go to Birmingham from London than St...

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by AF1565
Sat Apr 26, 2014 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Birmingham Airport Runway Extension
Replies: 22
Views: 7640

RE: Birmingham Airport Runway Extension

Emirates have done very well for themselves at Birmingham. They offer 2 daily B77W flights with good loads. However I think they could upgrade one of the flights to A380 at least during the summer. During the summer, the 2 daily flights are packed everyday between July and September with people flyi...

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by AF1565
Sat Apr 26, 2014 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Birmingham Airport Runway Extension
Replies: 22
Views: 7640

Birmingham Airport Runway Extension

Birmingham Airport's runway is being extended to just over 3,000m. The extension work is near completion. What new long haul destinations could you expect in the near future? I think Qatar Airways will start flights and Emirates will start flying the A380 into Birmingham.

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by AF1565
Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 To Hong Kong
Replies: 1
Views: 3376

Air France A380 To Hong Kong

It seems that from 5th June, Air France will only have a single daily A380 flight to Hong Kong which will operate the AF188/187 rotation instead of the 777W. The A380 will arrive in Hong Kong at 17:20 and depart the following morning at 00:50. However they will only have a single daily flight compar...

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