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by Nickd92
Thu Nov 19, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus looking to start transatlantic from MAN
Replies: 158
Views: 18986

Re: Aer Lingus looking to start transatlantic from MAN

Highly doubt it’ll be heavy ex-NA. Who wants to go to Manchester? Cant work out if this is a trolling attempt or serious? But Ill bite. You do realise MAN as an airport serves far more than Manchester. Long haul wise, its the main airport for the big cities including Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Y...

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by Nickd92
Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus looking to start transatlantic from MAN
Replies: 158
Views: 18986

Re: Aer Lingus looking to start transatlantic from MAN

I thought some of the west coast destinations were going to be on the list? SFO/LAX/LAS? Would be very interesting to see what happens. What effect this could have on the USA feed through DUB from MAN? Nah, I think people thought that because there was an Airbus A330 involved, it would be a west co...

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by Nickd92
Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus looking to start transatlantic from MAN
Replies: 158
Views: 18986

Re: Aer Lingus looking to start transatlantic from MAN

at the right price this will work. there is a gap from Manchester to the USA which Thomas cook left behind. The question remaining is if your 'right price' yields EI threshold margin and superiority to other prospective uses of aircraft and crew. The whole 'MAN needs more TATL service' is about as ...

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by Nickd92
Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus looking to start transatlantic from MAN
Replies: 158
Views: 18986

Re: Aer Lingus looking to start transatlantic from MAN

I thought some of the west coast destinations were going to be on the list? SFO/LAX/LAS?

Would be very interesting to see what happens. What effect this could have on the USA feed through DUB from MAN?

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by Nickd92
Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JET2 - what next ?
Replies: 129
Views: 26333

Re: JET2 - what next ?

Jet2holidays will operate 20 fewer aircraft in 2021, as operator's boss Steve Heapy urges the rest of industry to approach next year with care in Travel Weekly webcast http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/articles/380212/jet2holidays-outlines-2021-capacity-reduction-for-year-of-caution Only just come back...

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by Nickd92
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JET2 - what next ?
Replies: 129
Views: 26333

Re: JET2 - what next ?

The market is currently virtually non existent and will stay small for years. All airlines will be consolidating on key markets to survive. Any talks of expansion is a bit silly. There is no Thomas cook gap, as the market has shrunk by more than any capacity TCX ever provided. Similarly, there’s no...

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by Nickd92
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JET2 - what next ?
Replies: 129
Views: 26333

Re: JET2 - what next ?

There was rumours before all of the current C19 pandemic, that some long haul flights were planned for 2021 onwards with 5 A333’s were rumoured to be arriving. The usual holiday destinations were spoken of in the Caribbean & Florida from 3 UK airports. As with most decisions made by Jet2, I’d i...

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by Nickd92
Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JET2 - what next ?
Replies: 129
Views: 26333

Re: JET2 - what next ?

There was rumours before all of the current C19 pandemic, that some long haul flights were planned for 2021 onwards with 5 A333’s were rumoured to be arriving. The usual holiday destinations were spoken of in the Caribbean & Florida from 3 UK airports. As with most decisions made by Jet2, I’d i...

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by Nickd92
Thu May 07, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: IAG and EY interested in creating a hub at VIE
Replies: 118
Views: 21721

Re: Rumor: IAG and Etihad interest in taking over OS

Is it just me that finds this (if true) utterly insane. While IAG is being bailed out on the Spanish side by the Spanish government, and BA is propping up the group with Union-busting contracts and 12,000 redundancies, IAG are considering expanding the group by BUYING an entire airline? I understan...

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by Nickd92
Thu May 07, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: IAG and EY interested in creating a hub at VIE
Replies: 118
Views: 21721

Re: Rumor: IAG and Etihad interest in taking over OS

IAG have got a god damn cheek haven't they.

Take state aid from Spain, don't do anything in the UK, put 12,000 staff on a redundancy notice in the most profitable area of the group and then has the cheek look at buying OS.

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by Nickd92
Wed May 06, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - May 2020
Replies: 184
Views: 25684

Re: BA, LH and KLM surviving crisis better than others?

Many would say governments are doing way too much and are dangerously influencing the the future aviation market by giving subsidies to the legacies. I'm generally a free-markets guy by education but I have to ask: What do you think would happen in the absence of government support (including layof...

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by Nickd92
Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 347
Views: 69355

Re: BA could make up to 12.000 employees redundant

If that is the case then the Government needs to chase the money for the staff that have been furloughed thanks to to government scheme. Simple as it gets. Shouldn't be furloughing and laying people off until we have "unlocked". It was only a matter of days ago, in fact may have been yeste...

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by Nickd92
Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1517
Views: 186044

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

Yep. Some people may question the morality of SRB's tax status even if it is legal, but that should be taken up with the government to investigate and address if people feel so strongly about it. That won't happen. Some of the donations for the conservative party come from tax dodging billionaires ...

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by Nickd92
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 to the rescue?
Replies: 32
Views: 5935

Re: Jet2 to the rescue?

Keep in mind all they are doing is using some of their extra aircraft from cancelled flights to bring in UK tourist abroad. They are not the only ones doing things like this- see the thread about TK sending unscheduled 77Ws to LHR and BA sending extra planes to HAV. EQT Change. That is all. For add...

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by Nickd92
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 to the rescue?
Replies: 32
Views: 5935

Re: Jet2 to the rescue?

PLEASE DELETE

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by Nickd92
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 to the rescue?
Replies: 32
Views: 5935

Re: Jet2 to the rescue?

Totally understand. My point is that BA and DY are laying on extra aircraft for the exact same reason as Jet2, they just don't issue a press release over it so sadly go unnoticed. They literally aren’t though, that’s the thing. You can’t argue with facts. They aren’t laying on anything extra than w...

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by Nickd92
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 to the rescue?
Replies: 32
Views: 5935

Re: Jet2 to the rescue?

But let’s not let facts get in the way of a good story. Let’s stick to the doom and gloom and bankruptcies that airliners.net loves to discuss. It's all i'm seeing around the aviation forums. People getting a kick out of discussing potentially 100,000's of unemployed as they "think abcd and e ...

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by Nickd92
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 339786

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

That's if lenders are willing to lend money in the current environment. A lot of investors and banks are spooked pretty badly right now. If lenders aren't willing to lend money, or are only willing to do it with subprime rates, it will hasten the demise of airlines that don't have a strong fiscal c...

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by Nickd92
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 339786

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

No, they aren’t insolvent today, but being in a negative cash flow position from travel bans and drastically reduced demand, means their current reserves will dry up quickly. For years they have been putting a good chunk of those profits back into the business: witness the massive rebuilding of La ...

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by Nickd92
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 339786

Re: UK aviation needs £7.5 billion lifeline

Oh and you'll happily see banks bailed out, which caused their own mess, yet won't happily see profitable airlines be propped up by government thanks to something which is NOTHING to do with their doing? NOTHING, really? We would not be in this mess were it not for all those profitable airlines spr...

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by Nickd92
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways boss tells staff jobs will go
Replies: 9
Views: 4464

Re: British Airways boss tells staff jobs will go

This is not an opportunity to do anything. The cash flows will dry up. Most, maybe all airlines in Europe are going to need state help to survive. KLM just announced up to 2000 immediate job cuts and the boeing 747’s will now leave the fleet within 2 weeks, just to name a few measures. But if more ...

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by Nickd92
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Flight Help
Replies: 3
Views: 1231

Re: Ryanair Flight Help

ShamrockBoi330 wrote:
Pickle fork fixes?


via Bangor. Defo Pickle Fork.

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by Nickd92
Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK to leave European Aviation Safety Agency
Replies: 73
Views: 11585

Re: UK to leave European Aviation Safety Agency

Isn't our country really led by Braindead venomous wasps? For what benefit will we get leaving EASA. If anything we drive EASA to higher standards with the CAA.

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by Nickd92
Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jet2 acquiring A321's
Replies: 116
Views: 28662

Re: Updated: Jet2 acquiring A321's

I really don’t like their dual livery strategy. It’s messy and one is much nicer than the other. Maybe if they had only a handful in the holiday scheme it would be ok, but when they seem to be running at least 50/50 it gets confusing. The red and grey is a stunning livery and if the 757 is anything...

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by Nickd92
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 drunk passenger jailed.
Replies: 60
Views: 5890

Re: Jet2 drunk passenger jailed.

She created no real harm, no threat of real harm and she's getting a two year sentence? As has been mentioned above. History of alcohol related disturbances didn't count in her favour. So two years because she's had prior issues? This still sounds like massive overreaction. She endangered an aircra...

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by Nickd92
Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 drunk passenger jailed.
Replies: 60
Views: 5890

Re: Jet2 drunk passenger jailed.

Doesn’t this happen on almost every UK holiday flight? No. You only hear about it more often lately because Jet2 are actually quite vigorous in enforcing a zero-tolerance attitude towards drunks. If you misbehave due to having too many drinks, you'll be off, taken to court, banned, costs reclaimed ...

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by Nickd92
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 drunk passenger jailed.
Replies: 60
Views: 5890

Re: Jet2 drunk passenger jailed.

She's an idiot and deserves the jail and bill. However 1. You cannot open a plug door in flight. So major overreaction aside, no real danger 2. whoever scrambled RAF jets for this needs a reeducation. Believe that point 2. was a mis understanding between ATC and Pilot transmission. Something to do ...

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by Nickd92
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jet2 acquiring A321's
Replies: 116
Views: 28662

Re: Is Jet2 acquiring A321's?

As much as i would love to see them at Bristol i cant see them here. Its fortress orange now and although Thomas Cook and BMI regional have disappeared and Ryanair have trimmed their operations, which has released much needed stand space, Easyjet have responded by upgrading more flights to A320 and...

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by Nickd92
Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jet2 acquiring A321's
Replies: 116
Views: 28662

Re: Is Jet2 acquiring A321's?

Not replying to anyone in particular, but picking up on some questions raised. I highly doubt we would see Jet2 switch to becoming an all Airbus operator within the next 10 years, they have invested in their 737-800's along with a bunch of fresh factory build frames. The Dart group also own a numbe...

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by Nickd92
Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jet2 acquiring A321's
Replies: 116
Views: 28662

Re: Is Jet2 acquiring A321's?

Wheres your rumour that the 757-200 is going by S21? A 757 flight crew member who is converting on to the A321. He claims they are speeding up the withdrawal plan as they have been able to pick up the A321s so they will be used together this summer to provide extra capacity and then run down with m...

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by Nickd92
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jet2 acquiring A321's
Replies: 116
Views: 28662

Re: Is Jet2 acquiring A321's?

For me it will be interesting to see if they pick up more Airbus single aisle or stick with the 737-800 coming from used sources (G-DRTZ and DRTM are due to join the fleet) and go with two fleets. This summer they will have 7 737-300s left (of various parentage) and 7 757-200s left and from what I'...

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by Nickd92
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jet2 acquiring A321's
Replies: 116
Views: 28662

Re: Is Jet2 acquiring A321's?

Yup. So the next chapter of fleet acquisition begins. Okay 15 seats less than 757 but more economical and fuel efficient. And allows them now to expand, with this new fleet, into BHX (confirmed) and into STN eventually. And if they get some very new ones, or a fresh order with A321NEO they'll be ou...

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by Nickd92
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jet2 acquiring A321's
Replies: 116
Views: 28662

Re: Is Jet2 acquiring A321's?

Jet2 an airline that keeps growing do you think we see them at LGW in the near future give Easyjet a run for the money No, because LGW is slot controlled. Unless another airline goes under or voluntarily gives up slots, finding enough slots at the right times to make viable days of flying for sever...

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by Nickd92
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jet2 acquiring A321's
Replies: 116
Views: 28662

Re: Is Jet2 acquiring A321's?

Where are they going to use all their A330s..They seem a lot for their network..I know they fly them to PMI and TFS in summer but apart from that where else would they be deployed?They can't have them sitting on ground most of the day.. The summer will see them on the high demand routes where they ...

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by Nickd92
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jet2 acquiring A321's
Replies: 116
Views: 28662

Re: Is Jet2 acquiring A321's?

Yup. So the next chapter of fleet acquisition begins. Okay 15 seats less than 757 but more economical and fuel efficient. And allows them now to expand, with this new fleet, into BHX (confirmed) and into STN eventually. And if they get some very new ones, or a fresh order with A321NEO they'll be out...

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by Nickd92
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 757 fleet plans
Replies: 46
Views: 14348

Re: Jet2 757 fleet plans

LS917 (MAN - TFS) and LS918 (TFS - MAN return trip) has been flown by a 737-800 the past few times, which is the first break from the 757/A330 combo yet. I'm not sure if it is a sign of things to come or just less capacity is needed however. The 737-800 does the 917/918 TFS flights during the winte...

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by Nickd92
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 757 fleet plans
Replies: 46
Views: 14348

Re: Jet2 757 fleet plans

A330 from Air Tanker now allowed into Cyprus - some legal treaty or something. Evelop is however allowed to operate and has operated over the past month both into PFO and LCA. If that lease is confirmed for S20, i suspect we will see it on this route. Or if a Titan A330 is signed, Titan A330 will be...

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by Nickd92
Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 757 fleet plans
Replies: 46
Views: 14348

Re: Jet2 757 fleet plans

These are Strategic Reserve aircraft. They are bought by the AirTanker consortium as surge aircraft for the RAF in times of military need, and the consortium needs someone to operate them rather than just let them sit idle. On request they must be returned to AirTanker and the RAF immediately. That...

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by Nickd92
Sat Oct 26, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Titan adding an A330
Replies: 6
Views: 3544

Re: Titan adding an A330

The 757s are on their way out too since they are moving to an all Airbus fleet. Perhaps Jet2 will take them since they are expanding and used 738's are getting scare due to the MAX grounding ? From what I've read, they picked it for it's strong premium seats and config for long haul missions. The l...

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by Nickd92
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 222846

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines News and Discussion Thread

First one out tomorrow is GLA ZTH 04:00L.

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by Nickd92
Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 222846

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines News and Discussion Thread

Btw which are the largest bases/destinations for TC in terms of passengers? (so which airports will be more affected). Manchester? LGW and MAN followed by BHX I believe. And id imagine TFS, PMI, LPA and ACE for destinations. I'd say more Turkey (DLM and AYT), HRG, RMF and NBE will be the victims re...

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by Nickd92
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 711
Views: 142452

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

They can rotate the 767's through Cape Verde into Nordic operations.

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by Nickd92
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MOL warns of UK base closures and cuts in the coming week's
Replies: 81
Views: 18436

Re: MOL warns of UK base closures and cuts in the coming week's

I appreciate this might sound a daft question, but why is Brexit likely to make people fly less? My understanding is that we will still be able to enter the EU on holiday without a visa, so what will change? I have flown just a regularly this year as last, surely your average family will still head...

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by Nickd92
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MOL warns of UK base closures and cuts in the coming week's
Replies: 81
Views: 18436

Re: MOL warns of UK base closures and cuts in the coming week's

In terms of BRS they have been reducing the level of based aircraft for a while to the extent there are now only 3 based. Easyjet on the other hand have 18 based at the moment and we are getting the A321 soon together with more possible expansion. Even TUI and Thomas Cook have more based than Ryana...

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by Nickd92
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways 747 Route Network of the past.
Replies: 100
Views: 14124

Re: British Airways 747 Route Network of the past.

abrelosojos wrote:
AstanaMagic wrote:
LH658 wrote:
They use to send the 747 to Islamabad.


BA118/9 to ISB was via MAN, I flew it many times 1992 to 1993. Always has U/S loos on the way back...


= What is U/S loos?

Saludos,
Alex


Unserviceable.

Basically cannot be used. Which is quite poor considering the length of ISB-LHR or ISB-MAN flight.

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by Nickd92
Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways 747 Route Network of the past.
Replies: 100
Views: 14124

Re: British Airways 747 Route Network of the past.

BA once had in its fleet 57, making it the largest operator in the world of the type. This is incorrect, Japan Airlines was the largest B747 operator in the world at any one time. Japan Airlines had a large B747 fleet consisting of many different variants and short-haul / long-haul / freighter sub-...

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by Nickd92
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways 747 Route Network of the past.
Replies: 100
Views: 14124

British Airways 747 Route Network of the past.

As we all know the B747 are slowly coming for retirement from BA.

BA once had in its fleet 57, making it the largest operator in the world of the type. To delve into the past i am wondering where, throughout the 90's and 00's, did they send these?

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by Nickd92
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two ejected for complaining about muslims on TCX flight
Replies: 27
Views: 7007

Re: Two ejected for complaining about muslims on TCX flight

Good and so they should. Are they actually that ignorant to realise that they've all gone through the same security channels? Seems to me they don't have any IQ; they holiday in a Muslim country and then have the cheek to accuse others of been terrorists. Quite the hypocrisy. Take their passports of...

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by Nickd92
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ryanair and or Easy Jet to the USA
Replies: 42
Views: 5298

Re: Ryanair and or Easy Jet to the USA

No. It will never happen. Look at Norwegian and the state that they are in. Low Cost long haul unfortunately doesn't work as it should. Jetstar has been doing low cost longhaul for over 10 years now... Scoot seems to work as well. Jetstar is a different kettle of fish. Backed by a legacy carrier. Y...

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by Nickd92
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ryanair and or Easy Jet to the USA
Replies: 42
Views: 5298

Re: Ryanair and or Easy Jet to the USA

No. It will never happen. Look at Norwegian and the state that they are in. Low Cost long haul unfortunately doesn't work as it should. Right, the fundamental challenge is cost. Low cost operators actually need to do things differently to legacy carriers to lower their cost base and thus allow sign...

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