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by VV
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 dispatch reliablility?
Replies: 36
Views: 5359

Re: A220 dispatch reliablility?

Does FAA require airlines to record any delay? If so, is it a public information? There's a CFR for that! https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/14/234.4 Data are available in the aggregate by carrier, by airport, by airport by hour, and for individual flights for the last month. https://www.bts.gov/...

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by VV
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 dispatch reliablility?
Replies: 36
Views: 5359

Re: A220 dispatch reliablility?

If DL indeed has some issues, what's the difference with Swiss or Air Baltic? Is DL's operation more demanding? That's what's strange. If what Swiss/Air Baltic is reporting is truly that good, I don't know why that wouldn't translate to other carriers. Well Europe is a milder climate that most of t...

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by VV
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF to order A220, replace A380 with 787 or A350?
Replies: 161
Views: 29683

Re: AF to order A220, replace A380 with 787 or A350?

If the news is correct then Air France would take A321neo and A220-300 instead of A321neo, A320neo and A319neo. What happens to the "family concept"? We can then legitimately ask the question on the fate of the A319neo, although we know the A319neo with CFM Leap-1A engines already obtaine...

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by VV
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 dispatch reliablility?
Replies: 36
Views: 5359

Re: A220 dispatch reliablility?

Anecdotally I've heard that the reliability at DL isn't good yet. It has its quirks that will need to be ironed out over time. Even without official stats that would align with the apparent ontime struggles. If DL indeed has some issues, what's the difference with Swiss or Air Baltic? Is DL's opera...

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by VV
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 dispatch reliablility?
Replies: 36
Views: 5359

Re: A220 dispatch reliablility?

Does FAA require airlines to record any delay?
If so, is it a public information?

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by VV
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF to order A220, replace A380 with 787 or A350?
Replies: 161
Views: 29683

Re: AF to order A220, replace A380 with 787 or A350?

If the news is correct then Air France would take A321neo and A220-300 instead of A321neo, A320neo and A319neo. What happens to the "family concept"? We can then legitimately ask the question on the fate of the A319neo, although we know the A319neo with CFM Leap-1A engines already obtained...

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by VV
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer
Replies: 213
Views: 36799

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

Finally, I got the confirmation about the number of return flights between LCY and JFK. There were 263 flights in 2018 according to the information provided to me. It is close enough to the estimates mentioned in the quoted comment above. Basically there is one daily flight for 263 days of the year...

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by VV
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 dispatch reliablility?
Replies: 36
Views: 5359

Re: A220 dispatch reliablility?

Curious if anyone knows: is Delta having trouble with the A220 fleet? I noticed upon arriving EWR last night that the A220 flight from DTW was cancelled. My flight was 2:25 late, mostly due to mechanical (APU, requiring a air start apparently all day). The same flight on Monday was cancelled, and a...

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by VV
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF to order A220, replace A380 with 787 or A350?
Replies: 161
Views: 29683

Re: AF to order A220

Is there any indication of it? No, but I have just realized that the new management at AFR/KLM came from Air Canada. These guys are the same who sealed the deal for C Series back then. I think this is what I would call the "Canadian connection". In addition, Delta is Air France's partner,...

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by VV
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer
Replies: 213
Views: 36799

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

Mea culpa. The guy downloaded only from 1 July 2018 to 31 Dec 2018 or six months. I will ask him to download the full year 2018 when I am back in the office. This said, the number for the whole year would not be far from 300, which remains a very small number. I will just do like an engineer. Let's...

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by VV
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer
Replies: 213
Views: 36799

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

Motorhussy wrote:
Whichever manufacturer wins this order, it will give a good indication as to the veracity of WW’s rationale for ordering the MAX.


True, especially he didn't mention anything about 737-7.

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by VV
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer
Replies: 213
Views: 36799

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

AirFrance-KLM decided to have both E2 and A220.

Do you think IAG could do the same?

Or do you think KLM will be forced to drop their LoI for E2 and go with A220?

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by VV
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer
Replies: 213
Views: 36799

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

VV, for shortfield Dassaults are better than Gulfstream aircraft. 3x day with them might be the best solution LCY-JFK if the A220-100 cannot go non-stop. Lightsaber It seems Gulfstream already started the process to get LCY ops approval. https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/business-aviation/201...

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by VV
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF to order A220, replace A380 with 787 or A350?
Replies: 161
Views: 29683

Re: AF to order A220

Do you think there has been a kind of interference of the French government? Is there any indication of it? No, but I have just realized that the new management at AFR/KLM came from Air Canada. These guys are the same who sealed the deal for C Series back then. I think this is what I would call the...

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by VV
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF to order A220, replace A380 with 787 or A350?
Replies: 161
Views: 29683

Re: AF to order A220

According to La Tribune, AF is poised to order A220 by end of July. A380 are to be replaced either by B787 or A330neo, decision to be made later this year. https://www.latribune.fr/entreprises-finance/services/transport-logistique/air-france-travaille-sur-une-commande-d-avions-fin-juillet-823498.ht...

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by VV
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer
Replies: 213
Views: 36799

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

I am now wondering if it would not be reasonable to have two Gulfstream G650 would not do the job better than one A318 and it is faster too.

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by VV
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO
Replies: 133
Views: 19344

Re: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO

I am sorry, but anyone making anything else up is having the wool pulled over their eyes. Businessmen dont have sediment, they dont have personal relationships with each other, everything is business. Boeing needed some good news, gave IAG a great deal. IAG did the maths, will the 737 MAX make them...

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by VV
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF to order A220, replace A380 with 787 or A350?
Replies: 161
Views: 29683

Re: AF to order A220

This give AF/KL a better negotiating position with the OEMs, because the OEMs know the order can truly go both ways.. KLM is a Boeing stronghold, no matter what. So no better negotiation position. I forgot to mention that Embraer Chief Commercial Officer is a former KLM and is Dutch and is most pro...

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by VV
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF to order A220, replace A380 with 787 or A350?
Replies: 161
Views: 29683

Re: AF to order A220

Why would there be? A220 is Canadian made after all. Doesn't Airbus have 50.01% stake in the partnership "Airbus Canada Limited Partnership"? If the French government cares about Airbus orders it's about employment and activities in France, not about profit for Airbus (which is a Dutch co...

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by VV
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF to order A220, replace A380 with 787 or A350?
Replies: 161
Views: 29683

Re: AF to order A220

kimimm19 wrote:
VV wrote:
So KLM signed an LoI for E2 and AFR would order A220.

That's interesting.


Is it?

KLM has always been Boeing dominant and AF has been Airbus.


E2 is not Boeing (yet), is it?

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by VV
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF to order A220, replace A380 with 787 or A350?
Replies: 161
Views: 29683

Re: AF to order A220

jghealey wrote:
VV wrote:
Do you think there has been a kind of interference of the French government?

Why would there be? A220 is Canadian made after all.


Doesn't Airbus have 50.01% stake in the partnership "Airbus Canada Limited Partnership"?

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by VV
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer
Replies: 213
Views: 36799

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

Mea culpa. The guy downloaded only from 1 July 2018 to 31 Dec 2018 or six months. I will ask him to download the full year 2018 when I am back in the office. This said, the number for the whole year would not be far from 300, which remains a very small number. I will just do like an engineer. Let's...

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by VV
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer
Replies: 213
Views: 36799

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

Mea culpa. The guy downloaded only from 1 July 2018 to 31 Dec 2018 or six months.

I will ask him to download the full year 2018 when I am back in the office.

This said, the number for the whole year would not be far from 300, which remains a very small number.

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by VV
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer
Replies: 213
Views: 36799

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

It doesn't seem as if you are one willing to do much of your own detailed research. You seem more apt at getting everyone to prove your own annunciations incorrect and then 'fake news' the replies to align with your original guesses. Use the link provided for flightradar24,com and start counting th...

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by VV
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF to order A220, replace A380 with 787 or A350?
Replies: 161
Views: 29683

Re: AF to order A220

Do you think there has been a kind of interference of the French government?

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by VV
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF to order A220, replace A380 with 787 or A350?
Replies: 161
Views: 29683

Re: AF to order A220

So KLM signed an LoI for E2 and AFR would order A220. That's interesting. If this comes to pass, it will be a wasted opportunity. This should have been a single large order for A220s to be shared between AF and KL, which would have helped rationalize a portion of the short/medium haul fleet and wou...

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by VV
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF to order A220, replace A380 with 787 or A350?
Replies: 161
Views: 29683

Re: AF to order A220

So KLM signed an LoI for E2 and AFR would order A220.

That's interesting.

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by VV
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO
Replies: 133
Views: 19344

Re: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO

SO a 70 day delay by Airbus (Due to engine delays) is not good compared to an unlimited delay getting the MAX flying again? STrange times we live in. Does anyone know the agreed delivery schedule for this LoI for MAX? Between 2023-2027 which is why I’ve said across multiple threads this order has n...

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by VV
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO
Replies: 133
Views: 19344

Re: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO

... Now to the LOI for the 737. I personally don’t think IAG will take those aircraft. Boeing just won a maintenance contract for IAG, I’d imagine WW got a decent deal on that one for doing a favour. IAG is not known for replacing aircraft that quickly. However, the only reason I could see IAG taki...

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by VV
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer
Replies: 213
Views: 36799

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

Andy33 wrote:
Yes the flight is all-business. There are a total of 32 seats per flight (so 192 seats each way per week). This is one of many reasons why this thread and many many others drastically overestimate the importance of the service to BA.
...


Yes, you are absolutely right.

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by VV
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO
Replies: 133
Views: 19344

Re: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO

goosebayguy wrote:
SO a 70 day delay by Airbus (Due to engine delays) is not good compared to an unlimited delay getting the MAX flying again? STrange times we live in.


Does anyone know the agreed delivery schedule for this LoI for MAX?

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by VV
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO
Replies: 133
Views: 19344

Re: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO

MrBren wrote:
Ordering a plane with no airworthiness is just a stupid move.


Yeah, like ordering aircraft that are still in project.

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by VV
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer
Replies: 213
Views: 36799

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

BA001 LCY-JFK 9:40-14:05/12:35-17:05 MTWThFSu BA002 JFK-LCY 18:25-6:30+1 MTWThFSu No operations on Saturdays and differ in the holidays. Flights do not cross curfew. Prices are either the same for LHR/LCY-JFK and JFK-LHR/LCY, but LCY ops sometimes command a premium depending on the day. Next week (...

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by VV
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer
Replies: 213
Views: 36799

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

This should provide a recent history on frequency of BA1 at least back to Oct 2018. Seems to operate 6 of 7 days a week with adjustments around major Holiday seasons. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ba1. By definition within it can't operate daily - LCY is closed between Noon Saturday an...

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by VV
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ben Smith tackles Air France
Replies: 35
Views: 9348

Re: Ben Smith tackles Air France

jbs2886 wrote:
Please don't make this another A380 thread.


Why? Air France still has some A380 in their fleet.

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by VV
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO
Replies: 133
Views: 19344

Re: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO

And the aircraft cannot go to T5 at LHR.

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by VV
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ben Smith tackles Air France
Replies: 35
Views: 9348

Re: Ben Smith tackles Air France

How long will he survive at Air France?

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by VV
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer
Replies: 213
Views: 36799

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

It does seem that BBD put a lot of hype into the LCY certification effort. I'm now thinking that it's not going to obtain as many resulting orders as was once hoped. Is Swiss permitted "open sky" (i.e. operations to anywhere in the EU) operations at LCY or only to Switzerland? You would t...

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by VV
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer
Replies: 213
Views: 36799

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

VV It seems that you have a problem in believing anything, what it does seem like that you have your own personal agenda, isn't it time for you to grow up! I sincerely do not understand why I found so few flights between LCY and JFK in 2018. Since people here say that the route is quite popular I f...

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by VV
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer
Replies: 213
Views: 36799

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

digitalcloud wrote:
VV wrote:
I have just checked the flights to and from JFK. During the full year 2018, there were only 118 return flights from LCY.


Considering it's a 6x weekly service I find that hard to believe.


I find it very hard to believe too.
Perhaps some people here have very solid information about it

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by VV
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer
Replies: 213
Views: 36799

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

IAG is asking for bids, not BA. Obviously whatever aircraft is bought and flown by cityflier will have 98 or 99 seats. Last I looked, IAG owns 3 other airlines (other than BA/cityflier) that could fly the A220. What prevents Air Lingua or Iberia or Vueling? While most of their flights would obvious...

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by VV
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer
Replies: 213
Views: 36799

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

fcogafa wrote:
I seem to recall hearing that some seats are 'Block booked' by the big banks so BA get the money if the seats are filled or not


If it is the case then it is very interesting to note those "big banks" only booked 118 return flights in 2018.

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by VV
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer
Replies: 213
Views: 36799

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

The E190-E2 entered commercial service with Widerøe in April 2018. 15 months later only 5 aircraft are in service, four with Widerøe and one with Air Astana - that must be even worse than the CS100 /300 entry into service... .... The HUGE difference between the C Séries and E190-E2 is that Embraer ...

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by VV
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer
Replies: 213
Views: 36799

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

I have just checked the flights to and from JFK. During the full year 2018, there were only 118 return flights from LCY. While I agree it could be a "convenience" flight for some people, I do not believe the operation is very profitable. I then went a little bit further in my "researc...

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by VV
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer
Replies: 213
Views: 36799

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

Thank you for the explanation about BA's transatlantic operation from LCY.

It doesn't seem to be a very compelling one.

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by VV
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer
Replies: 213
Views: 36799

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

I don't get this story about BA's A318 operation at LCY.

Can somebody please write a clear summary for us? What's the situation today?

Without irritating colors please.

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by VV
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer
Replies: 213
Views: 36799

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

Are they still flying LCY-JFK with their A318? Yes but the frequency is half what it was to begin with. Operates 6 times a week now, once it was 12 flights a week. This year, as in previous years, it is suspended for almost all of August. The solitary A318 in the fleet gets planned maintenance and ...

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by VV
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer
Replies: 213
Views: 36799

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

WayexTDI wrote:
VV wrote:
I do not think A220-300 will ever operate from LCY.

How many times will you repeat that? On every single thread that involves the A220 and/or LCY???


Yes, on every single thread that mentions A220-300 would operate from LCY.

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by VV
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer
Replies: 213
Views: 36799

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

The obsession on LCY and especially trans-Atlantic flights from LCY amazes me a lot.

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