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by Harshil9
Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport with the most one-stop links?
Replies: 5
Views: 1107

Re: Airport with the most one-stop links?

One could suggest that answers will differ greatly depending on how you want to define valid connections. Same carrier/same metal only? Same carrier but codeshares allowed? Any valid interline combination? How do you want to limit connection time? Typical 4 hr domestic/24 hr international, or somet...

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by Harshil9
Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport with the most one-stop links?
Replies: 5
Views: 1107

Airport with the most one-stop links?

Hi, a difficult question to answer, but what do you guys think is the best connected airport in the world, whereby with just one stop you can access pretty much any airport in the world. In terms of non-stop international destinations, places like LHR and CDG lead the way, curious whether they still...

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by Harshil9
Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Mumbai Hub
Replies: 23
Views: 2859

Re: Air India Mumbai Hub

I think the other reason AI focused on Delhi was due to 9W focusing on Mumbai as a hub. For example, 9W focused on Mumbai to London and had triple daily flights on the route compared to just a single daily flight between Delhi and London. Obviously now Jet is no more AI should take advantage and foc...

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by Harshil9
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential for an Ethiopian Airlines esque flag carrier in West Africa?
Replies: 13
Views: 1351

Potential for an Ethiopian Airlines esque flag carrier in West Africa?

What is the likelihood of a potential new flag carrier in West Africa developing into something like an Ethiopian Airlines? The airlines growth is closely linked to the overall growth of Ethiopia. Will we see a new airline like Air Senegal or a new airline in Nigeria learn from Ethiopian and become ...

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by Harshil9
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do airlines need to fill someone in the emergency exit row in a plane?
Replies: 23
Views: 6786

Do airlines need to fill someone in the emergency exit row in a plane?

Hi, I flew a few low cost carriers in Asia this past month and in most occasions I was seated somewhere near the emergency exit row (including having that row on 2 occasions) The instances where I was not in the row I realised they were not filled. Also when I was sat in the exit row the other side ...

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by Harshil9
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to set up Malta Air
Replies: 62
Views: 9568

Re: Ryanair to set up Malta Air

Sorry but how does Malta have more destinations than LHR??

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by Harshil9
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: flybe launch LHR-IOM
Replies: 21
Views: 3421

Re: flybe launch LHR-IOM

Surprised 9W reduced their frequency on LHR-BOM. I fly that route often sometimes during off peak times and it's always packed in both J and Y.

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by Harshil9
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Average Load Factor on Thai A380s
Replies: 9
Views: 2832

Re: Average Load Factor on Thai A380s

Great thanks for the advice to always ask at the airport. I don't plan on checking in any bags but will still go to the ticketing counter to ask for seat upgrades.

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by Harshil9
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Average Load Factor on Thai A380s
Replies: 9
Views: 2832

Re: Average Load Factor on Thai A380s

Thanks for the responses. I sadly can't select the seats on the upper deck (I am travelling with a friend on the way out). I did however score seat 60D on my return leg which I could select. Apparently due to an emergency crew rest escape there is no 59D so it has crazy legroom! I prefer the window ...

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by Harshil9
Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Average Load Factor on Thai A380s
Replies: 9
Views: 2832

Average Load Factor on Thai A380s

Hi, I have recently booked a Thai Airways return flight from LHR - BKK - DPS and the LHR - BKK leg is on an A380 with the BKK - DPS on a B747. I am flying in late May and coming back in early July. Im curious if anyone travels this route regularly and knows what the load factors are on Thais A380 on...

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by Harshil9
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Travelling multi city Asia - Bali and Vietnam
Replies: 5
Views: 846

Travelling multi city Asia - Bali and Vietnam

Hi I'm from London and I am looking to travel around SE Asia this summer and also looking to meet a friend in Bali who lives in Australia first. I am then meeting friends (with a bit of solo travel in between) to travel Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand before returning back to the UK. So I desire an i...

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by Harshil9
Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is there room for more expansion for Easyjet and where to?
Replies: 24
Views: 2648

Re: Is there room for more expansion for Easyjet and where to?

Further down the line as the African Market grows I could see easyJet serving points such as Banjul from London and Dakar from Paris the former is a growing tourist attraction and the latter developing at a good pace to attract business traffic. Been to both countries and in 10 years time do think t...

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by Harshil9
Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where does Lion air fly their B747s and A330s?
Replies: 3
Views: 1201

Where does Lion air fly their B747s and A330s?

Hi I am curious why Lionair have B747s and A330s in their fleet considering they are an LCC and only have a small number of these aircraft.

I'm also curious where these fly? I'm guessing for Hajj flights but where else are they deployed throughout the year?

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by Harshil9
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are there 2 Royal Brunei's parked at LHR?
Replies: 5
Views: 2164

Why are there 2 Royal Brunei's parked at LHR?

Why are there 2 Royal Brunei's parked at LHR? Was flying out this morning and saw 2 787s parked up there. I seem to recall seeing this last time I flew out of LHR a few months back as well which makes it more interesting. Also looked at the timetable and regularly one sits at LHR all day coming in f...

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by Harshil9
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA return flights - need to include a Saturday night or else prices are very expensive
Replies: 21
Views: 2589

Re: BA return flights - need to include a Saturday night or else prices are very expensive

Thanks for the insight. My dad has just chosen to stay and fly out on the Sunday evening departure. Luckily he's almost retired at this point and doesn't really need to be back in London all rested for Monday morning and has friends in Ghana to keep him busy on Sunday. Interesting to see how big the...

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by Harshil9
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA return flights - need to include a Saturday night or else prices are very expensive
Replies: 21
Views: 2589

BA return flights - need to include a Saturday night or else prices are very expensive

Hi was speaking to my dad who wants to fly from LHR to ACC for a few days in late October. I as well as his company were looking at flights which involved flying out on a Tuesday and coming back on a Saturday. The cost of this in economy was £2.5k. Change the dates so he flies back on a Sunday and i...

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by Harshil9
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do any airlines still offer free playing cards to passengers?
Replies: 24
Views: 4040

Do any airlines still offer free playing cards to passengers?

Hi I recall when I was younger getting a few playing card decks particularly from Emirates which I remember were also free to passengers (or maybe just kids as I was still young back then)

Do any airlines still give playing cards?

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by Harshil9
Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Penang - medium and long-haul potential
Replies: 24
Views: 2503

Re: Penang - medium and long-haul potential

I have flown MH direct from LHR to Langkawi in the late 2000s. I heard there was a similar flight to Penang which was direct one way and coupled with KUL on the way back. Both are well known in the UK having been to both for a holiday. I'm surprised more long haul carriers haven't considered this, e...

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by Harshil9
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has Air Malta decided to fly to London Southend?
Replies: 8
Views: 2076

Why has Air Malta decided to fly to London Southend?

Why has Air Malta decided to fly to London Southend instead of not expanding ops at Gatwick or choosing Luton or Stansted? They fly not only from Malta but also from Sardinia and Sicily to Southend.

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by Harshil9
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 388684

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Jet have sent me and all other frequent flyer members an email stating that the financial situation is fine and that the reports are not based on true statements. A copy of the email: You might have read recent media reports questioning the sustainability of our airline. We have already clarified to...

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by Harshil9
Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Boeing still offering new Boeing 767s and why? Who is buying them?
Replies: 57
Views: 13800

Why is Boeing still offering new Boeing 767s and why? Who is buying them?

Why is Boeing still selling 767s? Which airlines are still ordering 767s and why? Are they all freighters or are pax versions also still being ordered?

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by Harshil9
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future Destinations of East African Airline Carriers
Replies: 3
Views: 769

Future Destinations of East African Airline Carriers

Hi I recently spent a month travelling in Kenya Uganda and Tanzania primarily using KQ and their E190s for flying between the East African cities (with a connection in NBO). Learning about KQ expanding their long haul ops now starting a non stop flight to JFK, I want to learn more about what you guy...

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by Harshil9
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways plans to fly to 250 destinations by 2022
Replies: 73
Views: 10567

Re: Qatar Airways plans to fly to 250 destinations by 2022

As Africa continues to develop QR will probably have an eye on cities such as Accra or Dakar for expansion. Cities EK already serves but can perhaps accommodate another Asian carrier in the future. NKC could be a prime destination for them. Monopolized by Turkish, good economic growth, and expandin...

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by Harshil9
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways plans to fly to 250 destinations by 2022
Replies: 73
Views: 10567

Re: Qatar Airways plans to fly to 250 destinations by 2022

As Africa continues to develop QR will probably have an eye on cities such as Accra or Dakar for expansion. Cities EK already serves but can perhaps accommodate another Asian carrier in the future.

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by Harshil9
Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New planned destinations from LHR and any routes you think could start in the near future.
Replies: 37
Views: 4105

New planned destinations from LHR and any routes you think could start in the near future.

Hi I travelled through LHR yesterday and I am interested to hear any news on new services that are planned to start and also any thoughts on what people on the forum think are destinations that could be started over the next few years.

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by Harshil9
Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is there no easyJet or Ryanair at HEL?
Replies: 12
Views: 4593

Re: Why is there no easyJet or Ryanair at HEL?

The cheapest flight I found was on Finnair and also got to pick ideal flight times. Norwegian was way more expensive and didn't include baggage either. Also live in NW London and Heathrow is much easier and cheaper to get to. No convenient one stop options with a short layover came up.

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by Harshil9
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is there no easyJet or Ryanair at HEL?
Replies: 12
Views: 4593

Why is there no easyJet or Ryanair at HEL?

Hi I am looking to go to Helsinki over August and a quick search showed that flights are very expensive and mainly operated by Finnair or BA from LHR. There are a few Norwegian flights from LGW but these are even more expensive for the dates I need. I am suprised there is no presence of one of the b...

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by Harshil9
Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways aircraft parked at LHR T5
Replies: 14
Views: 4615

Qatar Airways aircraft parked at LHR T5

Hi I was flying out of LHR yesterday when I saw a Qatar Airways parked at Terminal 5 in a sea of BA aircraft. Since when has Qatar started flying from T5 or what was it doing there. It was at either the A or B terminal not on a remote stand.

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by Harshil9
Tue May 08, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces Edinburgh
Replies: 61
Views: 12001

Re: Emirates announces Edinburgh

Suprised this flight doesn't connect to the main midnight - 2am bank at DXB.

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by Harshil9
Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Sick bags not on recent flights
Replies: 18
Views: 7084

Re: Air Sick bags not on recent flights

Ive only ever once had to use a sickbag and it was on a BA flight from Amman to London which was an A321 that hit bad turbulence. Half the plane was feeling it and the plane ran out of sick bags. I had to use a carrier bag I had in my luggage. You rarely need it but that one time you its a necessity.

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by Harshil9
Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates adding 7th LHR Service
Replies: 53
Views: 12131

Re: Emirates adding 7th LHR Service

The dates mentioned are the weekends before and after the main xmas period. There are a few more slots available in the weekend and they mustve either made a good one off deal with LHR or as someone above suggested use Emirates Skycargo slots for those busy weekends. Heathrow does have a bit of slac...

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by Harshil9
Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened at Heathrow T4 yesterday?
Replies: 1
Views: 1787

What happened at Heathrow T4 yesterday?

I was dropping my parents off at T4 Heathrow yesterday and the entry to the airport from the A30 from London was closed and caused severe delays. Getting closer to the airport there was chaos with several cars scattered around the roundabout with significant damage as well. It took me over 90 mins t...

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by Harshil9
Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your longest flight
Replies: 147
Views: 9089

Re: Your longest flight

Longest flight for me was a Malaysia Airlines 747-400 from LHR-LGK and the return from KUL-LHR. That first leg was a cool experience getting off a 747 flown almost 14 hrs by stairs onto a small island. I dont think the LGK stopover lasted long and now all flights are A380 directs to KUL from LHR. Fr...

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by Harshil9
Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern to serve "3 to 5 destinations each in South America and Africa within the next 5 years", talk about AA
Replies: 15
Views: 3883

Re: China Southern to serve "3 to 5 destinations each in South America and Africa within the next 5 years", talk about A

I dont see China Southern opening more than 3 South American routes. They are very long to do non stop and the only large enough market would think is GRU which in its current economic situation will struggle also. Where else? EZE? LIM? SCL? Also issues with BOG being high altitude making it a diffi...

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by Harshil9
Sat May 27, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spicejet mulls possible widebody aircraft order
Replies: 55
Views: 8503

Re: Spicejet mulls possible widebody aircraft order

9W just announced a third daily BOM-LHR so there is strong demand for long haul out of India particularly to the UK. Maybe they can do lower frequency flights from secondary Indian Airports to differentiate themselves. E.g. Ahmedabad Hyderabad Amritsar direct 2-3x a week See, the 2-3 times every we...

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by Harshil9
Fri May 26, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways adds third daily Mumbai-London service
Replies: 31
Views: 6092

Re: Jet Airways adds third daily Mumbai-London service

Last 2 times I flew to India (BHJ is my hometown airport which only has direct flights to BOM) I flew LHR-DEL-BOM-BHJ as it was a couple hundred quid cheaper in J than LHR-BOM-BHJ and instead of sitting around in BOM for 4 hrs you are taking a 2 hr flight. On the return both times I came back 1 sto...

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by Harshil9
Fri May 26, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spicejet mulls possible widebody aircraft order
Replies: 55
Views: 8503

Re: Spicejet mulls possible widebody aircraft order

9W just announced a third daily BOM-LHR so there is strong demand for long haul out of India particularly to the UK. Maybe they can do lower frequency flights from secondary Indian Airports to differentiate themselves. E.g. Ahmedabad Hyderabad Amritsar direct 2-3x a week

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by Harshil9
Fri May 26, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways adds third daily Mumbai-London service
Replies: 31
Views: 6092

Re: Jet Airways adds third daily Mumbai-London service

Last 2 times I flew to India (BHJ is my hometown airport which only has direct flights to BOM) I flew LHR-DEL-BOM-BHJ as it was a couple hundred quid cheaper in J than LHR-BOM-BHJ and instead of sitting around in BOM for 4 hrs you are taking a 2 hr flight. On the return both times I came back 1 stop...

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by Harshil9
Fri May 26, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways adds third daily Mumbai-London service
Replies: 31
Views: 6092

Jet Airways adds third daily Mumbai-London service

Starting October 29, Jet Airways will add a third daily direct flight between Mumbai and London, as well as adjusting the timings of the existing two non-stop daily services on the route. New flight timings: Mumbai to London Departure 0230, arrival 0700 Departure 0905, arrival 1335 - New flight Depa...

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by Harshil9
Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Number of airplanes with StarAlliance livery
Replies: 30
Views: 6447

Re: Number of airplanes with StarAlliance livery

I think the percentage was 10% of the airlines international fleet. Thats why so few of the united and NZ fleet have the StarAlliance Livery as most of their fleets are for domestic use.

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by Harshil9
Wed Nov 02, 2016 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow Airport Expansion Plans
Replies: 44
Views: 12710

Re: Heathrow Airport Expansion Plans

I am a university student of the Bartlett, University College London and I have been given the task of making a short film regarding the expansion of Heathrow. Our goal is to gain an insight on how the construction will take place and how the airport handles delivering a project of this size. As a s...

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by Harshil9
Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions regarding Heathrow Expansion
Replies: 1
Views: 398

Questions regarding Heathrow Expansion

I am a university student of the Bartlett, University College London and I have been given the task of making a short film regarding the expansion of Heathrow. Our goal is to gain an insight on how the construction will take place and how the airport handles delivering a project of this size. As a s...

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by Harshil9
Sat Oct 15, 2016 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finally.. Air India is making profits.
Replies: 9
Views: 2804

Re: Finally.. Air India is making profits.

How does this profit compare to 9W?

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by Harshil9
Thu Oct 13, 2016 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Jordanian to operate charter flights from Aqaba
Replies: 7
Views: 1643

Re: Royal Jordanian to operate charter flights from Aqaba

Visited Aqaba a few years back. Beautiful beaches and close to Petra. Seems like it will be a successful operation for RJ

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by Harshil9
Tue Aug 16, 2016 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Senegal Airlines Shuts Down
Replies: 11
Views: 4462

Re: Senegal Airlines Shuts Down

Recently having travelled to the country they seem to be investing well in transport infrastructure with a new highway being recently built from Dakar and is being extended further afield. A new airport is also being built. My father owns a farm in Northern Senegal and the roads to the farm are in b...

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by Harshil9
Wed Aug 10, 2016 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no direct BEY-North America?
Replies: 18
Views: 4459

Re: Why no direct BEY-North America?

There are direct flights between North America and West Africa and security there is lacking in some airports such as the current airport in Dakar which I went through just last week. The new one is finally scheduled to open in the next few months hopefully security is tighter there

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by Harshil9
Sat Jul 23, 2016 8:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Different cultures' impact on behavior on-board
Replies: 29
Views: 4440

Re: Different cultures' impact on behavior on-board

Im born and raised in the UK with indian parents and yes they naturally have very loud voices and its especially noticeable on aircraft where they have their headsets on shouting at each other whilst everyone else is silent/asleep.

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by Harshil9
Fri Jul 22, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dedicated cargo airlines at LHR
Replies: 5
Views: 1061

Re: Dedicated cargo airlines at LHR

Do you think emirates or cathay for example will swap their cargo service for a passenger service in the future. Do you think any new cargo airlines will start ops to lhr. Im guessing existing airlines have been running ops for years.

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by Harshil9
Fri Jul 22, 2016 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dedicated cargo airlines at LHR
Replies: 5
Views: 1061

Dedicated cargo airlines at LHR

Why do cargo only airlines such as DHL and emirates skycargo use LHR given such slot constraints. They could use STN instead like cargolux and qatar airlines cargo does. Oddly enough turkish airlines cargo and air korean cargo fly to both...

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by Harshil9
Thu Jun 30, 2016 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: busiest pair of cities served today
Replies: 37
Views: 7501

Re: busiest pair of city served today

Suprisingly none of the top 10 busiest routes are in europe or the us.

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