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by TedToToe
Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus airliners name conventions
Replies: 27
Views: 4472

Re: Airbus airliners name conventions

Since when is marketing logical? Then take a look at German car naming mess. Off topic, but care to elaborate? German luxury car names (and by extension some Japanese luxury car names that have purposefully used similar naming schemes) have followed various alphanumeric systems for decades, sometim...

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by TedToToe
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus airliners name conventions
Replies: 27
Views: 4472

Re: Airbus airliners name conventions

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Since when is marketing logical? Then take a look at German car naming mess.

Off topic, but care to elaborate?

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by TedToToe
Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA0198 - 1980s/90s from Gatwick?
Replies: 5
Views: 1426

Re: BA0198 - 1980s/90s from Gatwick?

Hello all, My friend found this boarding pass today hiding in a book in the library at work. I'm guessing it's 1980s/90s given the logo. Also, BA198 these days is from Heathrow to Mumbai - but this flight was from Gatwick. We'd love to find out where this flight was going - does anybody know? I've ...

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by TedToToe
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA0198 - 1980s/90s from Gatwick?
Replies: 5
Views: 1426

Re: BA0198 - 1980s/90s from Gatwick?

viewtopic.php?t=574847

Sadly, BA198 and the outbound (presumably BA197) are not mentioned.
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There is useful thread here regarding BA DC-10 operations out of LGW - Inherited from British Caledonian, if you didn’t already know.

viewtopic.php?t=574847

Sadly, BA198 and the outbound (presumably BA197) are not mentioned.

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by TedToToe
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study
Replies: 147
Views: 22174

Re: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study

Doesn't surprise me. IMHO, AF (along with BA and LH) really only ordered the A380 to support Airbus and they knew the aircraft had limited profit potential (i.e. - routes). Not true in the case of BA. They were privatised many years ago; meaning that political motives in sourcing decisions will be ...

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by TedToToe
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 177
Views: 28119

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

Assuming it is just the captain’s body in the cockpit, is there anything still to be learned if and when the aircraft is finally found?

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by TedToToe
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to use all retro 747s on a domestic flight
Replies: 52
Views: 13984

Re: BA to use all retro 747s on a domestic flight

We'll never know now. But I seem to recall if im correct, that when BA flew their A380s to FRA they only sold a limited number of seats on it so any last minute tech issues it could be replaced with the usual equipment and no stranded pasengers. So possible this could have been managed the same way...

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by TedToToe
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR-CHS: How's it doing?
Replies: 62
Views: 14971

Re: LHR-CHS: How's it doing?

Not wrong, just unnecessarily argumentative!

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by TedToToe
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to use all retro 747s on a domestic flight
Replies: 52
Views: 13984

Re: BA to use all retro 747s on a domestic flight

Does this mean that several intercontinental flights will switch to a 777? Although there must be a fair amount of slack in the 744 flying schedule, it probably wouldn’t take much to get at least one of the three out of position on the day: imagine the negative publicity that this would bring! Inte...

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by TedToToe
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to use all retro 747s on a domestic flight
Replies: 52
Views: 13984

Re: BA to use all retro 747s on a domestic flight

Does this mean that several intercontinental flights will switch to a 777? Although there must be a fair amount of slack in the 744 flying schedule, it probably wouldn’t take much to get at least one of the three out of position on the day: imagine the negative publicity that this would bring! Inte...

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by TedToToe
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer
Replies: 297
Views: 55717

Re: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer

seansasLCY wrote:

LCY have said that they will aim to get the A220-300 certificated for ops at LCY.

The advantage the A220 has is that BA could replace the A318 and operate direct to JFK and possibly other long haul routes.

Replace the A318, yes! But, direct to JFK, I doubt very much.

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by TedToToe
Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates shelves plans to fly to MEX
Replies: 67
Views: 12897

Re: Emirates shelves plans to fly to MEX

LAX772LR wrote:
Spiderguy252 wrote:
Between a Boeing 777-300ER and an A340-600, I know which one I will choose.

"Uas too!"

~signed,
the airlines who choose one over the other by a factor of 9-to-1 :razz:

You've compared airline preferences to passenger preferences. Apples to oranges!

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by TedToToe
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines looking at wet-lease options to replace SSJ-100
Replies: 15
Views: 2022

Re: Brussels Airlines looks at wet-lease options for Sukhoi aircraft

Reliability issues aside, if SSJs are replaced with CRJs, that's not great from a customer viewpoint!

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by TedToToe
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X
Replies: 125
Views: 23747

Re: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X

Varsity1 wrote:
Wow, Wings look huge!

Just how EK wanted them!

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by TedToToe
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How will BA expand?
Replies: 37
Views: 6238

Re: How will BA expand?

Other carriers have tried and failed to make BHX work. I do believe that maybe BA could try to make MAN work as a smaller secondary hub focused primarily on connections within the UK to North America (both mainline and CityFlyer), as well as some mid-haul, taking on DL (VS) from flying into the UK ...

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by TedToToe
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA and DTW: What Went Wrong?
Replies: 33
Views: 4878

Re: BA and DTW: What Went Wrong?

Could somebody shed some light on the 747-200 combi comment? Was it one of the leased MEA birds? I don't recall any of the -236s being combis. If only VV701 was around! Found this very old a.net thread- BA 742 Combi's G-BDXM / G-BDXN: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=321797 From anot...

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by TedToToe
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA and DTW: What Went Wrong?
Replies: 33
Views: 4878

Re: BA and DTW: What Went Wrong?

Could somebody shed some light on the 747-200 combi comment? Was it one of the leased MEA birds? I don't recall any of the -236s being combis. If only VV701 was around!

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by TedToToe
Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A320neo registrations
Replies: 33
Views: 5172

Re: BA A320neo registrations

skipness1E wrote:
Anyone know where BMI (now BA so on topic!) got G-DBC*’from?

Something to do with British Midland's origins being Derby Airways, I believe.

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by TedToToe
Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon
Replies: 248
Views: 61126

Re: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon

Gentlemen, may I do some nasty nitpicking? The IATA codes for Airbus A350-1000 and Boeing 787-10 are 351 and 78J. The ICAO codes are B78X and A35K. There is no such thing as 78X or B78J or 35K. I know, there's no logic here, but that's what folks at IATA and ICAO have done. Sorry for that. :) Of co...

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by TedToToe
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon
Replies: 248
Views: 61126

Re: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon

The 18 High-J config (14F/86J/30W/145Y) can't be matched with anything realistic except possibly the B779X. They will almost certainly order it at some stage. They simply need the space for all those J seats especially as a new seat is coming next year with the A350 and then the B77W. This seat won...

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by TedToToe
Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon
Replies: 248
Views: 61126

Re: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon

Additionally, if the last BA 744s to be replaced are those configured as Super Hi-J, consider which routes they are used on. The 'emiratisation' has given the 779 a range way in excess of BA's needs. Therefore, from a capital expenditure point of view, the 78X for example is likely to deliver a much...

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by TedToToe
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon
Replies: 248
Views: 61126

Re: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon

Remember that BA has already rejected the 779 once; has anything really changed since they chose the A35K instead? As others have stated, there is a small number of 744s for which replacements are not yet ordered. Then, added to this, factor in additional 77Es moving to LGW to take up some of the Mo...

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by TedToToe
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup
Replies: 131
Views: 30302

Re: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup

Sorry, but this smacks of the French government being seen to do something to appease its citizens. Without finding the hull itself, the most compelling theory is that the captain set its course knowing how much fuel remained and, thus, sealing the sad fate of all those onboard!

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by TedToToe
Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways kicks 20 passengers off flight because heat wave made plane too heavy
Replies: 39
Views: 10928

Re: British Airways kicks 20 passengers off flight because heat wave made plane too heavy

Fox competing with the Daily Mail there, for sensationalist headlines. They weren't 'kicked' or 'booted' off; they were told they couldn't board!

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by TedToToe
Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is JL suspending flight JL416 between CDG and NRT?
Replies: 4
Views: 2723

Re: Is JL suspending flight JL416 between CDG and NRT?

eamondzhang wrote:
Seasonal means the flight won't be available in at least some period of the year, in this case the winter season, because JL416/7 only flies in Northern summer season.

Michael

Seasoned travellers will understand!

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by TedToToe
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways announces commitment for 3 more 77W's
Replies: 76
Views: 19119

Re: British Airways announces commitment for 3 more 77W's

When Willie Walsh made statements recently about the positive discussions he was having with Boeing and GE was this order what he was talking about one wonders Of course it was! It's only on a.net that people* were talking about shed loads of 779s! *chooses words carefully to avoid post being delet...

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by TedToToe
Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic network going downhill?
Replies: 112
Views: 21441

Re: Virgin Atlantic network going downhill?

Ah, yes - the shape of Virgin Atlantic's route map is more important to you than their financial statements. Don't blame you - the latter is much more sexy looking. axiom, your comment above could also be put to Sir Richard Branson! 'Four Engines for Longhaul' and ' No way AA/BA'. It's just as well...

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by TedToToe
Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Gulfstream to launch re-engined G650 before year end
Replies: 20
Views: 8666

Re: Rumor: Gulfstream to launch re-engined G650 before year end

G500Captain wrote:
...........but the customer advisory group wasn’t ready for it.

I can't see Gulfstream calling it the G700 or G750. Amongst customers, the G550 is still a GV and the G650 a GVI. New engines and cockpit does not make this a GVII.

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by TedToToe
Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737-10MAX Landing gear
Replies: 12
Views: 4760

Re: 737-10MAX Landing gear

In simplistic terms, it reduces the likelihood of tailstrikes by positioning the wheels of the bogie further aft.

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by TedToToe
Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA W18 Austin 77W
Replies: 21
Views: 5798

Re: BA W18 Austin 77W

If the rumoured extra 77Ws turn up it will be interesting to see if BA go 10-abreast on them. IMO, that is unlikely; the reason for purchasing or leasing them is to eliminate the sub-fleet of three 777-200s. BA will not want a sub-fleet of three 77Ws in a different configuration. At some point in t...

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by TedToToe
Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA W18 Austin 77W
Replies: 21
Views: 5798

Re: BA W18 Austin 77W

The chance of the current 747 on the route to be upgraded with a new interior is nil. Actually, having completed the refurbishment of the Super Hi-J 747s, BA is now in the process of refurbishing the Mid-J 747s that are seen on the AUS route. I cannot recall the exact numbers but, some will have ne...

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by TedToToe
Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s next for LEVEL?
Replies: 29
Views: 5080

Re: What’s next for LEVEL?

Their main "growth" this summer is taking over the existing BA Openskies operation out of Paris, along with the AOC and the workforce, replacing the aircraft with new A330ceos and restructuring the schedule. At least it will stop people saying that Level has no AOC! After ORY, I think the...

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by TedToToe
Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s next for LEVEL?
Replies: 29
Views: 5080

Re: What’s next for LEVEL?

Their main "growth" this summer is taking over the existing BA Openskies operation out of Paris, along with the AOC and the workforce, replacing the aircraft with new A330ceos and restructuring the schedule. At least it will stop people saying that Level has no AOC! After ORY, I think the...

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by TedToToe
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A question about Germanwings
Replies: 1
Views: 532

A question about Germanwings

With 4U now no longer using its own IATA code, what are the plans going forwards? I notice, for example, on LHR-CGN some flights are operated fully as EW including FA uniforms etc. On other occasions it is an EW flight 'operated by Germanwings'.

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by TedToToe
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 767/A321 replacement
Replies: 42
Views: 11386

Re: BA 767/A321 replacement

Cedric13 wrote:
So I just got information that BA is indeed planning to introduce the Dreamliner on the Beirut route starting September-October.

Offset by the dropping of YYC, perhaps!

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by TedToToe
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG and the A350
Replies: 49
Views: 10191

Re: IAG and the A350

Jayafe wrote:
WW has stated that A359s will go to BA and IB, having EI staying with A330s + A321s

Regarding BA, are you sure it was A359s and not A35Ks? I don't think BA have firm plans for the A359, yet!

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by TedToToe
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG and the A350
Replies: 49
Views: 10191

Re: IAG and the A350

Indeed, and given that it is likely that the super hi-J 744s will leave the fleet last, the 779 is just too much aircraft to 'waste' on routes like LHR-JFK. Exercising some of those A350/787 options would make much more sense. Of course, that could also include the often mooted A350-1100. Is BA cur...

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by TedToToe
Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aéroports de Paris - monopoly
Replies: 8
Views: 1663

Re: Aéroports de Paris - monopoly

I'm no expert on French affairs but it does seem there is little appetite for any significant privatisation. What is part of the state remains part if the state.

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by TedToToe
Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG and the A350
Replies: 49
Views: 10191

Re: IAG and the A350

So the most 779s they could possibly need for 744 replacement is 12, and they'd need all of these delivered in 2023. Every time I have asked on this forum whether Boeing has enough 779 delivery slots available to supply 12, all in 2023, against a brand new order, nobody has replied.... Indeed, and ...

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by TedToToe
Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no LCC service BRU-LON?
Replies: 35
Views: 4430

Re: Why no LCC service BRU-LON?

Channex757 wrote:
Where is the benefit of flying?

With the exception of connecting passengers, those flying to BRU will include those of us who live outside London and for which a journey to St. Pancras makes little sense.

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by TedToToe
Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG and the A350
Replies: 49
Views: 10191

Re: IAG and the A350

With regards to the eventual replacement of BA's 77Es, IMO a mixture of 787s and A350s is most likely. For example, the GE powered (without crew rest) are more likely to be replaced by the 789 or 78X. Whilst the RR powered (with crew rest) are more likely to be replaced by the A359 or A35K. Although...

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by TedToToe
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Level moving flight from OAK to SFO?
Replies: 56
Views: 7396

Re: Level moving flight from OAK to SFO?

SFO cut IAG a deal to consolidate their services at SFO? IIRC, BA are also ceasing OAK.

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by TedToToe
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress
Replies: 130
Views: 17159

Re: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress

A large part of the land required is already owned by Heathrow Airport Ltd. They, and their predecessors BAA, have been buying up just about everything in the area that comes onto the market for many years now. I know that this very much was the case but, didn't HAL agree to stop this practice a fe...

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by TedToToe
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA dropping Calgary effective October for winter sced.
Replies: 53
Views: 10337

Re: BA dropping Calgary effective October for winter sced.

cumulushumilis wrote:
BATUS British Army Training Unit Suffield is located 3 hours east of YYC.

That explains why I have seen RAF Voyagers at YYC on more than one occasion. I cannot see it generating too much traffic for BA, though.

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by TedToToe
Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is BA's strategy to hold market share at slot congested Heathrow?
Replies: 30
Views: 4174

Re: What is BA's strategy to hold market share at slot congested Heathrow?

......the less "interesting" Economy class passengers can go and fly with anybody else. The introduction of Hand Baggage Only fares, Buy on Board catering and further densification of the A320/A321 aircraft would suggest the opposite. Their aim is not to cede too much market share to Easy...

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by TedToToe
Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 561
Views: 103462

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

airzona11, that is a very valid point. I think it boils down to BA maximising the revenue from each available slot at LHR. For example, YVR was served 10 times per week before the A388 was introduced. The result, I imagine, was a significant increase in the revenue from 7 slot pairs and the freeing ...

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by TedToToe
Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 561
Views: 103462

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

So would these be the same old A380's they already have, or would they be A380 Plus that Airbus proposed at the Paris Air Show last year? The key thing here is the quantity that IAG are negotiating for. Ten would be sufficient for IAG to consider a different (less premium) configuration as well as ...

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by TedToToe
Tue May 15, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Dutch government BBJ roll out.
Replies: 16
Views: 2529

Re: Dutch government BBJ roll out.

Flanker7 wrote:
That is horrible. More orange or red white and blue would be better

Agreed! How does this, in any way, portray a national identity?

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by TedToToe
Tue May 15, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft registrations' connections to airport codes
Replies: 29
Views: 2209

Re: Aircraft registrations' connections to airport codes

GE90man wrote:
You’d get a kick out of Virgin Atlantic’s registrations (G-VSXY)

Regarding VS, they have previously operated G-VMIA (741) G-VJFK and G-VLAX (742) G-VATL (346) and G-VATH (321)
I believe G-VSEA was in reference to the sea and not Seattle!

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by TedToToe
Tue May 15, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft registrations' connections to airport codes
Replies: 29
Views: 2209

Re: Aircraft registrations' connections to airport codes

Found what I needed to find, the full list copied and pasted from flyertalk! G-EU** for the European Union ... I'd be wary of accepting these as gospel as I don't believe BA has ever made a public confirmation of any of these meanings. In particular, I'd say the G-EUxx series comes from "Euro ...

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