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by Openside007
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA pilots to strike over the summer?
Replies: 50
Views: 7333

Re: BA pilots to strike over the summer?

To add balance, I suggest that other Anetters look at the other working groups at BA who have already accepted a very similar deal to that offered to the pilots. I may be wrong but I think that all the other working groups have voted to accept their similar deals.

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by Openside007
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Mulling Airline Sale
Replies: 48
Views: 8193

Re: Thomas Cook Mulling Airline Sale

Don't forget the difference between a holiday charter airline and a scheduled one. TCX serves the Thomas Cook tour operators who need guaranteed capacity and lift to move their customers to the leisure destinations that they have sold to them. A charter airline exists to serve the tour operator and ...

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by Openside007
Sun Jan 22, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa A310 - Routes?
Replies: 51
Views: 14184

Re: Lufthansa A310 - Routes?

I flew Vienna to Frankfurt on a LH A310 in the summer of 1985 (July-August) when I was an air courier. If I remember correctly the flight was timed around 1830 getting into FRA around 1930

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by Openside007
Wed Aug 31, 2016 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London - Manchester (no competing airline)
Replies: 27
Views: 3521

Re: London - Manchester (no competing airline)

Don't be too sure of the superiority of the train if you need to transit through London from Euston. Just over two years ago, a colleague and I had a "Top Gear" style race back from Manchester city centre (Bridge Street) in early afternoon. He had to get back to his station (just south of ...

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by Openside007
Wed Jun 15, 2016 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Thomas Cook Airlines & Thomson Airways considered scheduled or charter airlines?
Replies: 11
Views: 3498

Re: Are Thomas Cook Airlines & Thomson Airways considered scheduled or charter airlines?

Thomson are very much a leisure airline whose flight destinations are dictated to them by the the in-house tour operator. As noted above there are some seat only sales, but these are not actively promoted and only really used to fill up spaces on the aircraft that are not taken by customers who are ...

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by Openside007
Thu May 26, 2016 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best And Worst Airports
Replies: 98
Views: 21105

RE: Best And Worst Airports

Always remember that the US only recognises 2 countries: the US and Not the US  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/smile.gif" width="15" height="15" border="0"/>  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/smile.gif" width="...

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by Openside007
Thu Jun 25, 2015 4:36 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Any Level D Sims Open To Public?
Replies: 10
Views: 8242

RE: Any Level D Sims Open To Public?

Try British Airways at <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>. Not sure if they still do, but you used to be able to pay a lot of money to go one their sims (we got my son a 3 hour session on one of their 757 sims for Christmas 2 years ago for £1,000 including ...

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by Openside007
Sat May 16, 2015 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TUI Group Operators Will Migrate To Single Brand
Replies: 49
Views: 11754

RE: TUI Group Operators Will Migrate To Single Brand

For the uninitiated, the TUI Group is a leisure travel group and not a pure airline. This means that it operates a number of airlines that go where the tour operator in each country tell them to go to (with the exception of Corsair). This is the inviolable rule - the tour operator is the "brains" of...

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