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by Nickd92
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European LCC
Replies: 70
Views: 5779

Re: European LCC

IMO in the long term easyJet, Ryanair and Wizz Air will remain. Transavia, Eurowings or Vueling/Level are already zombies backed by their groups. Those 3 major low-cost groups will grow by taking over market share by bankrupt carriers. For instance, Hungary after MALEV's collapse (Ryanair and Wizz ...

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by Nickd92
Wed May 29, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread
Replies: 250
Views: 35880

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread

Yes it’s a private equity firm . Hopefully more successful for they employees than greybulls efforts with monarch When I think of Greybull, I think of the grim reaper standing by a hospital bed. British Steel the latest victim of their 'restructuring' methodology it would seem. With a bad reputatio...

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by Nickd92
Sun May 12, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread
Replies: 250
Views: 35880

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread

If vs does want to create a hub will we see these leisure destinations being replaced by business routes? I mean you don’t really need a hub in Manchester if you’re just flying point to point holiday places If TCX Long Haul, was bought by VS i would imagine that it would be a mix of the holiday pla...

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by Nickd92
Wed May 08, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY 101 AUH-JFK diverting to Manchester
Replies: 34
Views: 6331

Re: EY 101 AUH-JFK diverting to Manchester

Yeah. LHR is prob better for engine failures bc of the long rwy. LHR is not the centre of the universe for Aviation in UK. Quite the opposite. LHR is not used for much. If your diverting for Medical or Technical issues or otherwise - they'll end up in MAN or PIK - DUB or SNN depending how far you a...

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by Nickd92
Wed May 08, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY 101 AUH-JFK diverting to Manchester
Replies: 34
Views: 6331

Re: EY 101 AUH-JFK diverting to Manchester

All this talk of LHR. LHR is slot restrained. Maybe get in but good luck getting out of LHR. MAN is the most sensible TATL diversion point; brilliant facilities of the NHS; Hospital no longer then 5/10 minutes away, practically its own paramedic service and a quick swift turn around and EH will be o...

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by Nickd92
Fri May 03, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread
Replies: 250
Views: 35880

Re: Thomas Cook set deadline for interest in Airline.

As I said earlier - goodbye to the last scheduled pax 757 and 767 service in Europe. Jet2 still have 757's. They're getting rid of 3 this year at the end of the summer season, but the other 5 look set to continue in service for a bit longer. There will be 8 in service. Not 5. 11 757 currently, 3 re...

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by Nickd92
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does WN Avoid Redeye Flights
Replies: 55
Views: 10824

Re: Why Does WN Avoid Redeye Flights

Crewing hours and rest afterwards.Add's a hell of a lot more complexity into the system.

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by Nickd92
Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 757 Fleet Replacement
Replies: 48
Views: 10647

Re: Jet2 757 Fleet Replacement

If we are seriously looking at newer B757, the options are quite limited. To get a batch to a common standard that are significantly newer than what they have, you have the US3 and FI. However, there is no sign that the latter are going to retire theirs anytime soon. The other issue is that planes ...

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by Nickd92
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 757 Fleet Replacement
Replies: 48
Views: 10647

Re: Jet2 757 Fleet Replacement

Believe the plan is for the 330 to do all but the LBA EWR trips for Winter 19.

So i can see an A321 NEO or CEO (could be NEO) order soon. Probably all depends on how Brexit affects the country. But no one knows and will know until the most useless politicians in nearly forever make a decision.

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by Nickd92
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair will not return to CLE, blames MAX8
Replies: 108
Views: 15675

Re: Icelandair will not return to CLE, blames MAX8

Updated list of discontinued routes in KEF in S19 VS S18 - Cologne (Eurowings) - Düsseldorf (Eurowings) - Luxembourg (Luxair) - Stuttgart (Eurowings) WOW. This is a long list. The bubble has exploded. Just corrected that for you. The ones in bold are questioned because as pointed out above they are...

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by Nickd92
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to launch LHR-DMM daily from 01DEC
Replies: 19
Views: 4862

Re: BA to launch LHR-DMM daily from 01DEC

Are those BLOCK times? Push back to breaks on. If so quite realistic for such a short distance flight.

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by Nickd92
Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!
Replies: 198
Views: 29340

Re: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!

Just a thought about EI .This is after been on 3 night shifts and watching them on flight radar. With the A321 NEO LR coming online soon (and there ambition to grow more atlantic) could EI launch a TLV route from DUB? This would offer an alternative connections over for example LHR, AMS, CDG, ZRH, F...

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by Nickd92
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 757 Fleet Replacement
Replies: 48
Views: 10647

Re: Jet2 757 Fleet Replacement

Mostly because of the capacity, better fuel efficiency, cheaper price for the used aircraft, range and capability that B737-900ER doesn't offer and the fact that their B757-200 can't stay in their fleet forever. Also, it wouldn't surprise me if they wanted to use A320, it could carry 186 seating in...

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by Nickd92
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 757 Fleet Replacement
Replies: 48
Views: 10647

Re: Jet2 757 Fleet Replacement

To look at a future 757 replacement for this airline you've first got to look at where this aircraft operates from; LBA & MAN only. Whilst a 737-900/max200/max10 will have no problem operating in/out of MAN it will out of LBA. If you don't know why; do some research about Leeds Bradford Internat...

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by Nickd92
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Balearics Gets AOC
Replies: 5
Views: 1033

Re: Thomas Cook Balearics Gets AOC

“The new AOC for Thomas Cook Airlines Balearics is an important step for our whole Group Airline,” Christoph Debus, Chief Airline Officer Thomas Cook Group said" More like Mr Debus it's an important step to cut costs and use cheap labour thats based on a European contract then expanding your UK...

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by Nickd92
Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 71345

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

Don't forget that Britain, tonight, goes forward an hour! So the eta is 04:24BST against the 05:10 Scheduled. Impressive. Pitty that i can't find it on FR24.

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by Nickd92
Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS to go double daily LHR-JNB W18/19.
Replies: 33
Views: 6243

Re: VS to go double daily LHR-JNB W18/19.

I think there is sufficient enough O/D demand to suffice both carriers twice daily on this route. And i also think North America contributes in terms of transferring traffic at LHR.

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by Nickd92
Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to retire 45 737-800's
Replies: 112
Views: 25617

Re: AA to retire 45 737-800's

I would imagine that there are certain airlines out there that would snap some of the used 737-800's up. An example of this maybe Jet2 in the UK who are in the midst of retiring the 737-300 fleet so some could replace them alongside some fleet expansion. They only have 8 new ones left for delivery ...

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by Nickd92
Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to retire 45 737-800's
Replies: 112
Views: 25617

Re: AA to retire 45 737-800's

I would imagine that there are certain airlines out there that would snap some of the used 737-800's up. An example of this maybe Jet2 in the UK who are in the midst of retiring the 737-300 fleet so some could replace them alongside some fleet expansion. They only have 8 new ones left for delivery s...

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by Nickd92
Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Snow due in UK from mid-week.
Replies: 87
Views: 11873

Re: Snow due in UK from mid-week.

The way they are banging this home on the news you'd think we were getting up to 2 foot of snow. It's like the bloody end of the world. It will be a couple of inches, which as usual, the UK won't be able to cope with.

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by Nickd92
Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 631
Views: 105926

Re: MAN news - 2018

On another note I notice that some LS flights are moving into T2 MAN. This may be to make space for EasyJet in T1. If so, LS must have obtained concessions from MAN, or EZY, or most likely both to facilitate. Considering there has been no EZY expansion, despite the rumoured 18 based aircraft for Su...

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by Nickd92
Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet in 2018
Replies: 36
Views: 6587

Re: EasyJet in 2018

The question then is - when they are going to put all these routes on sale etc? Because they are leaving it a bit later with the peak sales period already started for Summer 18.

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by Nickd92
Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet in 2018
Replies: 36
Views: 6587

Re: EasyJet in 2018

Is there a place on the internet that has this information? I'm quite intrigued haha.

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by Nickd92
Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet in 2018
Replies: 36
Views: 6587

Re: EasyJet in 2018

User001 wrote:
Easyjet use T1 at MAN but plan to have 5/6 aircraft in T2. The current 12 based will remain fully in T1.


When is this due to be announced? I've heard of expansion but yet to here that they will have up to 6 aircraft in T2. I wondered what routes they will offer and the expansion of current routes.

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by Nickd92
Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS to lease 4 A332's to cover 789 downtime
Replies: 207
Views: 61199

Re: VS to lease 4 A332's to cover 789 downtime

Jet2 will have 2 A330 from Air Tanker next summer, and MT will continue to have one, so that mans only one A330 available from the surge fleet of 4 I’m sure it was the other way around? GVYGK and GVYGM were with Thomas Cook this summer. (GK is still there and GM should rejoin next summer.) GVYGK is...

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by Nickd92
Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Greece disappeared as a transatlantic destination?
Replies: 118
Views: 20220

Re: Has Greece disappeared as a destination?

The title of this thread if misleading.

It hasn't disappeared as a destination to the europeans, many european carriers are expanding there offering for Summer 2018.

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by Nickd92
Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How could BA continue a prestigious London-New York experience?
Replies: 125
Views: 20398

Re: How could BA continue a prestigious London-New York experience?

A dear friend who couldn’t care less about what we all love, but is wealthy and only flies paid business. He lives in Miami and was excited (relatively) to take the BA A380. He flew AA 777-300ER back. He said he was shocked at how underwhelming BA was, so old and dowdy, even more shocked how much b...

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by Nickd92
Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747 3 engine ferry PHX-LHR
Replies: 67
Views: 24629

Re: BA 747 3 engine ferry PHX-LHR

Arion640 wrote:
BA once had an engine shut down inflight on a 747 from LAX and the captain continued to Heathrow instead of diverting. He did eventually divert to MAN, and shortly after he was then suspended.


I believe they consulted BA ops who told him to continue and not the way you present that story.

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by Nickd92
Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2017 (57): Seattle calling
Replies: 141
Views: 37842

Re: MAN news 57: Seattle calling

Exciting times ahead for the Airport yes. easyJet have always had faith in the MAN market therefore i wouldn't expect anything less. Where they will expand to however is going to be interesting. The bucket and spade markets have lost capacity but to the airlines are going to be thriving on the fact ...

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by Nickd92
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Most efficient airports in winter? (Snow)
Replies: 40
Views: 7019

Re: Most efficient airports in winter? (Snow)

Not a single airport in the UK or Ireland. As a matter of fact the UK infrastructure cannot cope in snow, rain or even sun.

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by Nickd92
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR announces Thessaloniki (SKG)
Replies: 12
Views: 3177

Re: QR announces Thessaloniki (SKG)

Qatar Airways has announced new 4-weekly flights to Greece's second-largest city, beginning on March 27, 2018. This is the first ME3 carrier to fly to a Greek destination outside ATH. I believe it will be SKGs longest flight. https://www.qatarairways.com/en/press-releases/2017/nov/new-service-to-th...

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by Nickd92
Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Boeing Orders
Replies: 188
Views: 67689

Re: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Boeing Orders

Here is a thought - could Jet2 order more 737-800's? or the max? There 757-200's are to be around for another 5-6 years however they are consistently expanding season upon season. There new bases at STN & BHX seem to be performing very well so would imagine they need more aircraft to warrant fu...

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by Nickd92
Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Boeing Orders
Replies: 188
Views: 67689

Re: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Boeing Orders

Here is a thought - could Jet2 order more 737-800's? or the max? There 757-200's are to be around for another 5-6 years however they are consistently expanding season upon season. There new bases at STN & BHX seem to be performing very well so would imagine they need more aircraft to warrant fur...

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by Nickd92
Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 flies a 737 with one passenger !
Replies: 61
Views: 10008

Re: Jet2 flies a 737 with one passenger !

Rather then position it out they've took the opportunity to gain some revenue whilst positioning the aircraft out anyway to bring it back FULL. Looking at the following: LBA-MAH last flight for the season this Saturday - currently on sale at £26 LBA-HER last flight for the season this Saturday - cur...

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by Nickd92
Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Looking what happens to Air Berlin, who will buy Monarch?
Replies: 31
Views: 7145

Re: Looking what happens to Air Berlin, who will buy Monarch?

And where did you get that route map from? 2003?

Monarch are not an asset to buy, unfortunately. Mainly due to the amount of debt that comes with them. I would suggest we let the profitable airlines pick up the remaining assets/slots/capacity.

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by Nickd92
Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded
Replies: 391
Views: 68147

Re: Monarch in trouble (again)...?

What I'm wondering is, why Monarch? What went wrong? EZ, FR, Thomas Cook, Thompson, Jet2 are all doing well, and have done well for several years. From an outsiders perspective they all seem to be doing the same thing, more or less. What factors have caused Monarch's dire situation? I feel terrible...

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by Nickd92
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA upgauges AUS to 747 starting Summer 2018
Replies: 95
Views: 16930

Re: BA upgauges AUS to 747 starting Summer 2018

This irritates me. Places like AUS and BNA getting LHR service .. and on 747s no less. Maybe I'm a traditionalist, but this is just wrong, Whats next? Duluth and Lubbock ? Oh dear ... your irritated because your local airport has a few flights a day to a handful of cities in America. You could just...

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by Nickd92
Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA upgauges AUS to 747 starting Summer 2018
Replies: 95
Views: 16930

Re: BA upgauges AUS to 747 starting Summer 2018

Very good growth from a 787-8. Just shows that the 787-8 is the perfect aircraft to open up new routes and let airlines develop a customer base.

I would imagine that underbelly helps too.

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by Nickd92
Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK - Luton rated Britain's worst airport for fifth year in a row
Replies: 36
Views: 4859

Re: UK - Luton rated Britain's worst airport for fifth year in a row

I'm afraid bongodog1964, most airports are now designed like this as duty free is where most money is made. As an example, coming further up north; MAN T1 - You walk through security, are presented with a couple of shops, a starbucks, before you have to go through the duty free to get to the rest of...

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by Nickd92
Tue May 16, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do BA have BA CityFlyer? Why aren't LCY routes operated by mainline?
Replies: 30
Views: 6147

Re: Why do BA have BA CityFlyer? Why aren't LCY routes operated by mainline?

Sorry that came across really blunt apologies.

The BA connect sale to Flybe didn't include the LCY operation as BA didn't want to give Flybe the LCY operation. BA CityFlyer was born out of that i believe.

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by Nickd92
Tue May 16, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do BA have BA CityFlyer? Why aren't LCY routes operated by mainline?
Replies: 30
Views: 6147

Re: Why do BA have BA CityFlyer? Why aren't LCY routes operated by mainline?

Different Ts&C's, different cost base, and different AOC. Thats why.

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by Nickd92
Mon May 15, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 joins the widebody club
Replies: 23
Views: 7037

Re: Jet2 joins the widebody club

Jet2 operate the New York shopping trips as a way of utilising the otherwise idle 757's during the winter time. Furthermore they provide regional links to New York city at the time of it's highest demand so it works. A few years ago, they tried to provide EWR during April, however scrapped due to lo...

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by Nickd92
Sun May 14, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 joins the widebody club
Replies: 23
Views: 7037

Re: Jet2 joins the widebody club

Cancun and MCO next. (Speculation) Where has this rumour come from? What is your source? Sigh. No rumor or source. Just a suggestion. Just checking. I don't think long haul is on the immediate radar however i would hazard a guess that it is on the long term radar. The A330 is going to give the airl...

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by Nickd92
Sun May 14, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 joins the widebody club
Replies: 23
Views: 7037

Re: Jet2 joins the widebody club

Arion640 wrote:
Cancun and MCO next. (Speculation)


Where has this rumour come from? What is your source?

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by Nickd92
Sat May 06, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are the UK economy and air travel on a downhill slope?
Replies: 53
Views: 6252

Re: Are the UK economy and air travel on a downhill slope?

"Brexit" .... nothing to do with late easter in April? Storm Dorris and the March weather? Oh and you've picked international routes from major airports. What about Leisure routes? What about other airports? What about those routes that have shown growth to show a balanced picture?

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by Nickd92
Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 130126

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

The airline is an embarrassment. The fact that they needed to position crew due and this was not oversold should not be taken out on the customer. Thats their problem and NOT the customers. If they knew there was going to a problem; then offer the customers at Check in or the Gate. Or better still i...

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by Nickd92
Sun Apr 02, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to firm up 4 A380 options?
Replies: 114
Views: 26186

Re: BA to firm up 4 A380 options?

If BA dropped one of their four BOS flights in favor of the A380, could they ever get that slot back? Or is it a use-it-or-lose-it thing? So they went for 4 flights a day to 3 using a A380. The LHR slot could then be used on a new route or expand an existing a route if the slot time is what BA are ...

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by Nickd92
Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to firm up 4 A380 options?
Replies: 114
Views: 26186

Re: BA to firm up 4 A380 options?

British Airways' operation at JFK is orientated around frequency rather than capacity. I would imagine the refurbished 744's would fly the JFK sector until the day they leave the fleet. The A380 has enabled BA to reduce daily flights on some routes whilst maintaining capacity, IAD is one of these r...

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by Nickd92
Sat Apr 01, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to firm up 4 A380 options?
Replies: 114
Views: 26186

Re: BA to firm up 4 A380 options?

Better off buying a few more B777-300ER for cheap. They are at the end of the current model run, you can get them fast, sold at a great discount, and flexible to run on other routes. Whilst i agree with the 777-300er been a flexible aircraft for BA it won't help grow some routes unless they add an ...

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by Nickd92
Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to firm up 4 A380 options?
Replies: 114
Views: 26186

Re: BA to firm up 4 A380 options?

Can see this happening however i doubt they'll transfer the 3rd daily LAX over to an A380 from a 747 in northern winter season. We'll probably see two daily SFO and LAX over Summer though. That then lists the possible candidates to get the A380 service; CPT (2 airframes required for a daily service)...

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