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by BHXLOVER
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air Starts London Luton - Russia
Replies: 29
Views: 4172

Re: Wizz Air Starts London Luton - Russia

LED is on my bucket list, but those timings are a stinker !

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by BHXLOVER
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A source close to British Airways Details 747-400 Retirement Plans
Replies: 46
Views: 11724

Re: British Airways Details 747-400 Retirement Plans

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/british ... fresh.html

According to this source, G-CIVB is due for enhanced refurbishment in December 2019.
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Here is another take on BA's 747 Refurbishments:

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/british ... fresh.html

According to this source, G-CIVB is due for enhanced refurbishment in December 2019.

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by BHXLOVER
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A source close to British Airways Details 747-400 Retirement Plans
Replies: 46
Views: 11724

Re: British Airways Details 747-400 Retirement Plans

Most of that makes sense, although I imagine it could end up being more fluid than set out in the article.

What does not make sense is to repaint G-CIVB and then take her our of service a few months later. Try explaining that to IAG shareholders.

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by BHXLOVER
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Jet2 to acquire A321’s
Replies: 15
Views: 5208

Re: Jet2 to acquire A321’s

Highly likely the aircraft are summer-only leases from Titan Airways or someone like SmartLynx, just like last year. Jethro's (http://www.jethros.org.uk) is now listing that G-POWN, G-POWU, G-POWV and an unspecific A321 from SmartLynx will be leased to Jet2 this summer... to be based at STN and BHX...

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by BHXLOVER
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Jet2 to acquire A321’s
Replies: 15
Views: 5208

Re: Jet2 to acquire A321’s

Jet2 leased a few last year and I would guess they are doing the same this year if they are going to add A321's to the fleet. If you look at Airfleets.net, last year they leased two from Titan and one from Smartlynx, all for the summer season to add extra capacity. https://www.airfleets.net/flottec...

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by BHXLOVER
Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 93315

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

skipness1E wrote:
Where did we get the “BA also rebranding” soon from? Link please?
Btw have IAG switched a single in-service aircraft between BA/IB/EI? Aer Lingus had some IB A319s but that was pre buyout.


4 EI's A319's went to Vueling and 1 of their A320's went to EI. So Yes.

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by BHXLOVER
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe up for sale
Replies: 74
Views: 13599

Re: Flybe up for sale

Re the point about the CAA and CMA, both would definitely want to give IAG a squeeze. They don't like monopolies and there would definitely be hearings and delays if IAG wanted to buy BE out. Routes would need examining and those remedy slots would be a point of contention. IAG also might not want ...

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by BHXLOVER
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon
Replies: 248
Views: 61071

Re: Britiah Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon

So a BA pilot is privy to info regarding future orders? I doubt that, someone having a joke at someone elses expense more like. Correct In my opinion. People in a big corporation like to think they know what is going on, but in fact top management treat them like mushrooms. Feed them bullshit and k...

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by BHXLOVER
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread
Replies: 223
Views: 26635

Re: First A340-600 In Revised Lufthansa Livery

This should mean that LH are keeping A340-600s in the fleet for a while. Great news. Otherwise, they wouldn't have incurred the expense. Not necessarily if the plane was due to for paint anyway they will put the new colours on, not the old ones. I don't know if LH are routing planes early for paint...

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by BHXLOVER
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Two Crew in Cockpit Rule Ending
Replies: 62
Views: 6732

Re: Two Crew in Cockpit Rule Ending

Personally although I find the two person rule tedious when it comes to toilet breaks and the like, I must admit I feel safe and secure knowing that should a colleague go a little funny, there's a crew member who can reach and unlock the door to let me in. Seems to me you have it backwards. A two-p...

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by BHXLOVER
Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Flybe have a future?
Replies: 82
Views: 10579

Re: Does Flybe have a future?

Yes Flybe does have a future. The losses are coming down and their revenue is going up and the amount they earn per passenger that they earn is going up. They are on the right path to recovery after some bad decisions. If they did go bust it would be a disaster for a lot of airports around the UK. ...

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by BHXLOVER
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus delivers first 280t a350 to Iberia
Replies: 61
Views: 15097

Re: Airbus delivers first 280t a350 to Iberia

pabloeing wrote:
People in the plane yesterday said that the Y seats are a nightmare for a long flight.......


Source?

Or just fanboyism ?

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by BHXLOVER
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: MAN introduces passenger drop-off fees.
Replies: 41
Views: 4974

Re: MAN introduces passenger drop-off fees.

BHX have a drop off car park which is free for 30 minutes, but it's 5 minutes walk from the terminals.

If you want to use the nearer premium drop off, its £2 for 10 minutes.

At least they give you a choice.

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by BHXLOVER
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: MAN introduces passenger drop-off fees.
Replies: 41
Views: 4974

Re: MAN introduces passenger drop-off fees.

BHX have a drop off car park which is free for 30 minutes, but it's 5 minutes walk from the terminals.

If you want to use the nearer premium drop off, its £2 for 10 minutes.

At least they give you a choice.

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by BHXLOVER
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 777 ever built heading to Museum of Flight
Replies: 80
Views: 17278

Re: First 777 ever built heading to Museum of Flight

I wonder whether bland modern airliners really merit a place in a museum. There will be loads of these about for many years to come.

And in my opinion displaying an aircraft with no engines is just gross.

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by BHXLOVER
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress
Replies: 130
Views: 17118

Re: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress

Assuming these get through, it will likely be 15-20 years before the new runway / terminals are open. Where did you get that number from? The airport owners say 7-12 years but it is likely to slip. Geoff Yes, to 15-20 years at least. This thing is going to contested at every stage. Obviously the ai...

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by BHXLOVER
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cases where LCC's exit of markets ended in ruins tourism
Replies: 14
Views: 3569

Re: Cases where LCC's exit of markets ended in ruins tourism

I believe that the demise of Monarch has caused problems for Gibraltar, as their flights from UK regional airports have not yet been taken up by other carriers.

I doubt if has actually ruined the tourism though.

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by BHXLOVER
Wed May 23, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could UK Government get a 787 / A350 ?
Replies: 69
Views: 6952

Re: Could UK Government get a 787 / A350 ?

jeffrey0032j wrote:
Why not an A380, its GREAT Britain anyway.


And Boris might just about get his head in an A380

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by BHXLOVER
Tue May 15, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WTO issues appeal decision on Boeing complaint against Airbus subsidies
Replies: 80
Views: 10685

Re: WTO issues appeal decision on Boeing complaint against Airbus subsidies

fsabo wrote:
seahawk wrote:
Nice chance to impose import tariffs on Airbus now. Trump should not let it pass.


I really hope trump does that. Both in airbus and steel + aluminum.


Do you not think the EU would retaliate?

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by BHXLOVER
Tue May 15, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WTO issues appeal decision on Boeing complaint against Airbus subsidies
Replies: 80
Views: 10685

Re: WTO issues appeal decision on Boeing complaint against Airbus subsidies

SelseyBill wrote:
seahawk wrote:
Nice chance to impose import tariffs on Airbus now. Trump should not let it pass.


......you might want to think that one through a bit more carefully.......


Trump never thinks anything through. And it seems he is not on his own.

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by BHXLOVER
Fri May 11, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming days
Replies: 190
Views: 22859

Re: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming cays

:lol: Perhaps Iran air could do a Wizz/Easy/Norwegian and have an airline based in the UK/Ireland/Europe

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by BHXLOVER
Mon May 07, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH GROUP to order 2 B77W,2 B77F, 6 A320neo and up to 6 A320ceo
Replies: 74
Views: 12672

Re: LH GROUP to order 2 B77W,2 B77F and 12 A320neo

And for those anticipating the 777X order being dumped: nope. Makes the a.net interpretation of those comments from 2016 seem incorrect, says I. Anyone expecting LH to cancel the perfect replacement for their 744 fleet is most likely smoking something good. I wouldn’t be surprised if LH even has an...

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by BHXLOVER
Thu May 03, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air launches UK flights
Replies: 13
Views: 2792

Re: Wizz Air launches UK flights

Their UK registered aircraft have been doing LTN-BHX-LTN training flights for some time now.

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by BHXLOVER
Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates starts storing the A380
Replies: 125
Views: 39243

Re: Emirates starts storing the A380

I am calling this bs. Airlines with large fleets don't use all their aircraft 24/7.

Please provide proof by posting photos of aircraft that are mothballed.

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by BHXLOVER
Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Cuts Production Plans for A330 Jet
Replies: 229
Views: 27756

Re: Airbus Cuts Production Plans for A330 Jet

The beginning of the end. With such a low production rate, they can not compete with the 787 on price and this weakens the weak position even further. What about the 100's of 330ceo's that are flying around and not yet due for replacement? As pointed out, fleet commonality and type rating are impor...

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by BHXLOVER
Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh
Replies: 129
Views: 34901

Re: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh

While deep blue is the primary base color, they have also issued logo with colors in black, mid blue and light blue background that will be utilized in various marketing efforts such as frequent flyer, and class of service branding https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DbscPXzV4AEOZ5d.jpg They might be on to...

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by BHXLOVER
Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus considering re-branding CSeries as A200
Replies: 129
Views: 21466

Re: Airbus considering re-branding CSeries as A200

flyingturtle wrote:
What's the ruckus?

Not naming an aircraft something like "Brabazon", "Britannia", "Starliner" or "Backfire" is the real travesty.


Signed,
David


I don't think I would travel on an aircraft called "Backfire" !!

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by BHXLOVER
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: what's the difference in between Emirates A380 F14C76Y427 & F14C76Y429?
Replies: 15
Views: 5118

Re: what's the difference in between Emirates A380 F14C76Y427 & F14C76Y429?

https://www.planespotters.net/productio ... us=current
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cyba wrote:
Do we know how many of each type they're currently operating?


You will have to count them, but all the current fleet are here:
https://www.planespotters.net/productio ... us=current

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by BHXLOVER
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the ME3 become irrelevant?
Replies: 63
Views: 8359

Re: Will the ME3 become irrelevant?

I think that EK at least will be relevant for a long time to come.

They provide a huge range of one stop options and particularly for secondary European airports, there is no viable alternative on the horizon.

EK virtually fill 2 x 615 seat A380's every day from BHX.

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by BHXLOVER
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IAG to offload Norwegian Air stake after bids fail according to FT
Replies: 355
Views: 58744

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

Mortyman wrote:
It would surprise me if the ceo who is the majority owner and controls the company is interested in selling. Certainly not for the sum that is presented today.


Maybe his bankers will whisper in his ear?

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by BHXLOVER
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What if 9/11 hijackers got on airbus planes?
Replies: 39
Views: 4381

Re: What if 9/11 hijackers got on airbus planes?

I presume the question is also would they have been able to adapt to the side stick controls?

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by BHXLOVER
Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China announces 25% tariff against some US-built planes
Replies: 164
Views: 9994

Re: China announces 25% tariff against some US-built planes

This is unnecessary and will get ugly really quickly. Why should China be allowed to run $200b trade surpluses with the USA continuously? Because China is the manufacturing powerhouse of the world, whether we like it or not. Many countries will have a trade deficit with China. In 2016 the UK defici...

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by BHXLOVER
Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321LR Seychelles to Toulouse Non-Stop 11 hours
Replies: 206
Views: 40729

Re: Airbus A321LR Seychelles to Toulouse Non-Stop 11 hours

So we are now on page three of this thread and I still don't know if this flight could actually have been pulled off in regular airline service. All the information, some of it contradictory, is confusing. So, if this had been an actual airline flight with say, 160 passengers would this be possible...

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by BHXLOVER
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 71616

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

I'm sure my opinion will be corrected haha, but has anyone noticed that the 787 has been getting a lot of glory? It's credited with opening up secondary US cities to international traffic, opening up secondary Chinese cities; it did SIN - SFO first, and still has the LAX route to itself, now this P...

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by BHXLOVER
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways tilts against reclining seats
Replies: 157
Views: 25404

Re: British Airways tilts against reclining seats

I would hate the person in front of me reclining their seat. Basically to me it is encroaching on my personal space. Probably causes a lot of arguments too.

Get them gone BA!

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by BHXLOVER
Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reports of crash in Kathmandu, Nepal
Replies: 103
Views: 28282

Re: Reports of crash in Kathmandu, Nepal

Surely the tower must take some responsibility as well. It is evident from the translations of talk between the controllers that they realised that the pilots were disorientated. Surely they should have ordered the pilots to go around and start from scratch. Yet they gave a disoriented flight crew f...

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by BHXLOVER
Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR - What is plan B?
Replies: 90
Views: 8335

Re: LHR - What is plan B?

Geoff1947 wrote:
If the solution is a third runway at LHR , what is the problem ?!!

Geoff


Politicians !!

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by BHXLOVER
Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair protecting itself from a hard Brexit
Replies: 59
Views: 7590

Re: Ryanair protecting itself from a hard Brexit

Telling their customers that the flight may or may not take place is hardly instilling customer confidence.

I think if I saw this when booking my flight, I would look elsewhere.

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by BHXLOVER
Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH CEO: A321LR Range Not Enough
Replies: 101
Views: 18244

Re: LH CEO: A321LR Range Not Enough

columba wrote:
I always thought the NMA is the perfect fit for LH


How do you know that? Have Boeing consulted you on the design?

Who knows what LH will need in 2025.

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by BHXLOVER
Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus may leave UK unless there is urgent clarity on Brexit trade
Replies: 108
Views: 9112

Re: Airbus may leave UK unless there is urgent clarity on Brexit trade

I would not be so dismissive about the industry throwing up warning signs. You have established procedures and agreements in those countries to ease the movements of parts around the globe. Those things are not set up over night. The parts between Airbus UK and Airbus moved inside the common market...

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by BHXLOVER
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 211772

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

How about leave it the way it is but paint the engines yellow?

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by BHXLOVER
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 695
Views: 88783

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

I've seen it stated more than a few times that Emirates NEEDS the A380. Why does it need that jet over other high capacity jets? Their 2 class 77W seats something like 427 people and the 3 class seats 360. Best thing about every other widebody is that you can serve more destinations than the A380. ...

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by BHXLOVER
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus offers China Industrial Partnership for A380 Programme
Replies: 126
Views: 19207

Re: Airbus offers China Industrial Partnership for A380 Programme

727200 wrote:
Desperate times, desperate measures.

Just kill this dinosaur and move on.


Yeh yeh we know Mr Boeing

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by BHXLOVER
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus offers China Industrial Partnership for A380 Programme
Replies: 126
Views: 19207

Re: Airbus offers China Industrial Partnership for A380 Programme

Slot constraints are a product of the West, where new airport construction and new runway construction have been at a standstill for the past couple of decades. China does not have this restriction. When the demand is there, they will simply bulldoze entire villages and relocate the populace in ord...

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by BHXLOVER
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus offers China Industrial Partnership for A380 Programme
Replies: 126
Views: 19207

Re: Airbus offers China Industrial Partnership for A380 Programme

SFOtoORD wrote:
Much like the deal with Bombardier this seems like a management team that is getting very creative to continue to grow their business. Even if this doesn’t happen the thought process is good.


Agreed.

And with over 1.38 billion people, they should be able to fill a few more A380's themselves !

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by BHXLOVER
Tue Dec 26, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fact Based Discussion on IAG for 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 2648

Re: Fact Based Discussion on IAG for 2018

2 (A) I am not sure that IAG British Airways will now want to be associated with Runway 3.

There is going to be a lot of negative publicity regarding Runway 3 and I suspect they will not want that sticking to them as well.

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by BHXLOVER
Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many code-shares can a flight have? Code-share Record?
Replies: 19
Views: 4500

Re: How many code-shares can a flight have? Code-share Record?

So you go to look at the departure board and there is only one flight on it !

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by BHXLOVER
Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Analyst predicts Airbus will eventually terminate CSeries program
Replies: 156
Views: 32707

Re: Analyst predicts Airbus will eventually terminate CSeries program

The announcement of this deal kind of struck me as the manufacturer version of buying an airline for their slots. I don't see Airbus being terribly concerned with keeping Bombardier afloat when they've got more profitable programs to focus on. They're going to use the C-Series program to glean info...

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by BHXLOVER
Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 flies a 737 with one passenger !
Replies: 61
Views: 10044

Re: Jet2 flies a 737 with one passenger !

http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/l ... e-13838482
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Only 2 on Jet 2 BHX to Crete flight and one had paid for extra legroom !!!

http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/l ... e-13838482

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