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by ryanair
Sun Nov 30, 2008 12:43 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: All Nippon Airways To Hong Kong - Part 1
Replies: 21
Views: 21741

RE: All Nippon Airways To Hong Kong - Part 1

I have just returned to London having flown ANA <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>-<acronym title="Tokyo - Narita International (New Tokyo) (NRT / RJAA), Japan">NRT</acronym>-<acronym title="Osaka - Itami International (ITM / RJOO), Japan">ITM</acronym> <ac...

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by ryanair
Sun Apr 20, 2008 6:44 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Tiger Australia: Appauling
Replies: 38
Views: 7421

RE: Tiger Australia: Appauling

Maybe people who complain about this sort of thing should try the way people on a budget used to have to travel around Australia and try experiecing the misery of a 20 hour coach trip from Newcastle to Melbourne (change in Sydney of course). If you choose not to pay for (or just can't afford) the pr...

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by ryanair
Tue Oct 30, 2007 5:41 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Oasis Hong Kong: No Frill Long Haul, LGW-HKG-LGW
Replies: 8
Views: 12136

RE: Oasis Hong Kong: No Frill Long Haul, LGW-HKG-LGW

I'm not sure when check in closes, but waiting might not be such a bad option if you've already reserved a seat via online check in.

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by ryanair
Sun Oct 28, 2007 2:22 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Oasis Hong Kong: No Frill Long Haul, LGW-HKG-LGW
Replies: 8
Views: 12136

Oasis Hong Kong: No Frill Long Haul, LGW-HKG-LGW

Well it has been a while since my last trip report (about 6 years me thinks....), so this may be a little rusty! I had misgivings about flying with a no frills airline on a long haul flight. However they were over £100 less than Cathay Pacific (an airline I really like), a premium I couldn't really ...

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by ryanair
Thu Sep 27, 2007 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss To "float Away" Damaged Avro RJ At LCY
Replies: 40
Views: 11137

RE: Swiss To "float Away" Damaged Avro RJ At LCY

How truely bizare. Certainly a site I would have liked to have seen.

Is it just me or do Swiss seem to have quite a few operational incidents? That is a question not a statement by the way!

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by ryanair
Mon Jan 24, 2005 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: National Airlines To Europe
Replies: 83
Views: 9311

RE: National Airlines To Europe

National only ever flew to <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW</acronym>, not <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>. The flights were transfered to <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> onc...

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by ryanair
Thu Dec 16, 2004 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help Wanted With QF Seat Booking LHR-SIN
Replies: 29
Views: 4788

RE: Help Wanted With QF Seat Booking LHR-SIN

QF don't offer that service, so unless you get very luck it's likely you'll be in the lap of the gods. It doesn't matter what the circumstances, QF just don't do prebooking of seats.

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by ryanair
Sun Dec 05, 2004 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Braniff Or Pan Am Restarting
Replies: 44
Views: 4824

RE: Braniff Or Pan Am Restarting

With reference to flypanam.com Obviously Pan AmI is long dead. Born, lived, died, RIP. In 1996 Pan Am <acronym title="Business Air (United Kingdom)">II</acronym> was born. Bought out by Carnival, went bust. Pan Am III bought the assets, but new owners and no continued trade. Pan Am III started a reg...

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by ryanair
Wed Dec 01, 2004 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am @ MIA In The 80s-an Inconsistent Hub
Replies: 36
Views: 7325

RE: Pan Am @ MIA In The 80s-an Inconsistent Hub

DL flew <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW</acronym>-<acronym title="Miami - International (MIA / KMIA), USA - Florida">MIA</acronym> for a few years and <acronym title="Frankfurt - Main (Rhein-Main AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA</acronym>. It was part of the PA...

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by ryanair
Tue Nov 23, 2004 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Free Flights Offer Is Back.
Replies: 8
Views: 3507

RE: Ryanair Free Flights Offer Is Back.

The point is it doesn't cost Ryanair anything to carry these extra people (you pay all the costs like Airport Handling Charges, not just the tax - it's tax and charges). However Ryanair gets extra money in the form of commission from hotel bookings using their website, airport car parking using thei...

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by ryanair
Sun Nov 21, 2004 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ansett Australia
Replies: 11
Views: 4332

RE: Ansett Australia

If you click on my name above and look through my recent posts in this forum, I answered that very briefly about a month back.

Hope that helps answer your question.

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by ryanair
Tue Nov 02, 2004 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta In Turkey
Replies: 21
Views: 3142

RE: Delta In Turkey

I am fairly sure you can fly <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym>-<acronym title="Tel Aviv (-Jaffa) - Ben Gurion (Lod) (TLV / LLBG), Israel">TLV</acronym> with a 763 without restriction. I believe <acronym title="TWA Transwor...

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by ryanair
Mon Oct 18, 2004 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ansett
Replies: 6
Views: 2817

RE: Ansett

Ansett Group had at the end about 130 aircraft, through it's mainline and regional subsidiaries. The company dated back to the 1930's and throughout it's first few decades was a forerunner to todays LLC's. However it later bought out Australia National Airways (to become Ansett ANA) which cemented i...

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by ryanair
Fri Oct 15, 2004 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SYD, Why Only United?
Replies: 52
Views: 8616

RE: SYD, Why Only United?

Ramerinianair: Again just to stress, there is no legal/ governmental restriction to further US Carriers flying into Australia. Only two mainland US Carriers have aircraft with the capability, <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> and <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acrony...

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by ryanair
Mon Sep 27, 2004 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas To Europe Via The US?
Replies: 20
Views: 6274

RE: Qantas To Europe Via The US?

Australia doesn't have the same rules as the US. If one transits through Australia you remain in the sterile Airside Area - you don't legally land in Australia. The US doesn't have 'sterile' areas at it's airports, therefore you have to legally land which requires one to pass through passport contro...

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by ryanair
Mon Sep 27, 2004 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frank Lorenzo
Replies: 32
Views: 9265

RE: Frank Lorenzo

Lorenzo didn't exactly save <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym>. It was a sharp business raid and he used Chapter 11 very cleverly to get what he wanted. <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> was a complete dud of an airline during the 1980's (when he ran it)....

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by ryanair
Wed Sep 22, 2004 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Virgin Trains Now Compete With BA/BD MAN-LHR?
Replies: 49
Views: 6499

RE: Can Virgin Trains Now Compete With BA/BD MAN-LHR?

To be honest there is no prospect of a TGV style line in the UK. It's my profession to know! Virgin Fares at the last minute are crazy (over £100 Birmingham to London), but if you book in advance they can be quite reasonable. Virgin are moving towards a pre-booked, seat assigned only airline busines...

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by ryanair
Wed Sep 22, 2004 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transfer Between LGW And STN
Replies: 4
Views: 3596

RE: Transfer Between LGW And STN

Coach is easiest and similar in price. Or catch the train to London Victoria, tube (Victoria Line) from Victoria to Tottenham Hale, then Stansted Express from there to <acronym title="London - Stansted (STN / EGSS), United Kingdom">STN</acronym>. The National Express (coach) webpage is now www.natio...

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by ryanair
Wed Sep 22, 2004 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Announces All Fleet IFE-by March 05
Replies: 26
Views: 5939

RE: Ryanair Announces All Fleet IFE-by March 05

It's only a trail on 7 or 8 aircraft flying from <acronym title="London - Stansted (STN / EGSS), United Kingdom">STN</acronym> for the moment. If it works then it'll be rolled out. There won't be any PTV's installed it seems, I guess they'll carry a few dozen on each flight, most people won't use th...

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by ryanair
Wed Sep 22, 2004 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Virgin Trains Now Compete With BA/BD MAN-LHR?
Replies: 49
Views: 6499

RE: Can Virgin Trains Now Compete With BA/BD MAN-LHR?

I think that rail carries far more people than air on the route anyway. Virgin West Coast is a funny operation which suffers from very poor morale. Having spent some time looking around their operation I was impressed, but they'll have to sort their internal people issues first. The Penadlino's are ...

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by ryanair
Mon Sep 20, 2004 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am 1 Interiors On WestJet And Air Paradice
Replies: 15
Views: 7077

RE: Pan Am 1 Interiors On WestJet And Air Paradice

Are WS using this style on many of their aircraft?

I gather they are from old PA 722's, just seems bizare that somebody had hundreds of them sat in a warehouse for ten years?

I was more surprised by the Airbus ones.

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by ryanair
Mon Sep 20, 2004 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus & Subsidies : $6 Billion, WTO Action Now?!
Replies: 6
Views: 2593

RE: Airbus & Subsidies : $6 Billion, WTO Action Now?!

To be honest this is very tiresome. Airbus gets subsidy through cheap loans to help develop aircraft. Boeing gets subsidy through cheap loans - or to be more acurate Boeing Customers get cheap loans (provided they aren't US Airlines - but even then it can be done) via the US Export Bank. Regardless ...

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by ryanair
Tue Sep 14, 2004 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am 1 Interiors On WestJet And Air Paradice
Replies: 15
Views: 7077

RE: Pan Am 1 Interiors On WestJet And Air Paradice

DTWClipper: I think they're Pan Am interiors - because they are! As Panamair mentions PA didn't have headrest covers. It was their final style. I can understand how a few aircraft might have them, but fleet like WestJet seems an odd choice. Very nice to see though! Their mid 70's to early 80's schem...

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by ryanair
Mon Sep 13, 2004 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am 1 Interiors On WestJet And Air Paradice
Replies: 15
Views: 7077

Pan Am 1 Interiors On WestJet And Air Paradice

Does anybody know why WestJet are using Pan Am (the original) interiors aboard their 737's <br> <center> <font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"> MyAviation.net photo: <br><a href="http://myaviation.net/search/photo_search.php?id=00041923&size=medium" target="_blank"> <IMG SRC...

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by ryanair
Thu Sep 09, 2004 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA JFK-LHR, Will It Survive?
Replies: 39
Views: 8814

RE: UA JFK-LHR, Will It Survive?

This is a blue chip route. There is no question about it.

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by ryanair
Mon Sep 06, 2004 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If The Ansett Groundings Did Not Take Place.......
Replies: 38
Views: 4380

RE: If The Ansett Groundings Did Not Take Place.......

If the groundings hadn't taken place I do believe the future for <acronym title="Ansett Australia">AN</acronym> under ANZ was pretty poor. I did a thesis on the collapse of <acronym title="Ansett Australia">AN</acronym>, which included interviews, getting hold of original documents and other researc...

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by ryanair
Mon Aug 30, 2004 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Don't CO, DL, Or NW Fly To Australia?
Replies: 44
Views: 11081

RE: Why Don't CO, DL, Or NW Fly To Australia?

As Antares said last time they tried it 10-15 years ago it was a blood bath. <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> and <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> stuck it because they had 744's in great enough numbers to have a daily (now more) non stop product. <acronym title="N...

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by ryanair
Mon Aug 30, 2004 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am III
Replies: 35
Views: 8302

RE: Pan Am III

PA2 was set up for tax reasons, I'm not sure about PA3. PA2 was born out of Eastern. <acronym title="European Regions Airlines (Spain)">EA</acronym> back in the 1970's got heavy tax breaks on it's Airbuses to compensate for it's unwise purchase of inferior Airbuses, true story (I don't agree - pls n...

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by ryanair
Wed Aug 11, 2004 4:36 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Inflight Birth
Replies: 16
Views: 5911

RE: Inflight Birth

That was brilliant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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by ryanair
Tue Aug 10, 2004 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question About 2 London Heathrow Hotels
Replies: 16
Views: 2661

RE: Question About 2 London Heathrow Hotels

I've stayed in the Ibis,it doesn't offer any plane views, but is walking distance to the Visitors Centre and has some food places near by. Not a great hotel, but fine for the money. However if you can get the extra £30 from somewhere I really strongly recommend the Renaissance. Don't have dinner, ta...

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by ryanair
Mon Aug 09, 2004 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question About 2 London Heathrow Hotels
Replies: 16
Views: 2661

RE: Question About 2 London Heathrow Hotels

£75 is dirt cheap for <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> I'm sorry to say. That is bargain! The views are quite fantastic also. The Holiday Inn Ariel offers good views if you can get an airport side room. However none of the other hotels offer much. Good lu...

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by ryanair
Fri Aug 06, 2004 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did TWA Ever Operate PHL-LHR?
Replies: 23
Views: 4948

RE: Did TWA Ever Operate PHL-LHR?

TWA routes from <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> were: Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia. TWA added St Louis from Gatwick (due to UK Government restrictions). I don't recall <acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - International (Friend...

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by ryanair
Thu Aug 05, 2004 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetstar Vandalism - Free Seating To Blame?
Replies: 26
Views: 6333

RE: Jetstar Vandalism - Free Seating To Blame?

To be honest it is almost impossible to prove vandalism on a plane. Just because somebody was assigned a certain seat, doesn't mean they are responsible for any damage. Proving this is very difficult as the evidence is highly circumstancial. In the unlikely event an airline tries to track people dow...

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by ryanair
Thu Aug 05, 2004 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cambridge To Dublin?
Replies: 44
Views: 2775

RE: Cambridge To Dublin?

I think there is a definate market for flights out of Cambridge. The city is near to Stansted, but has sustained various flights in the past. Suckling made it work for years, but made a mistake in taking the 328. Taking the train to Stansted is not really an option because the service is disgraceful...

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by ryanair
Wed Jul 28, 2004 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA 747 Routes Into Athens After Flight 800
Replies: 15
Views: 8280

RE: TWA 747 Routes Into Athens After Flight 800

TWA didn't remove their 747's imediately after TW800. They were looking to take them out of service already and the fleet numbers jumped up and down depending on need. At the time TWA only had one flight a day out of Athens, TW881 non stop to <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International ...

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by ryanair
Sun Jul 25, 2004 11:03 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Jetstar SYD-OOL
Replies: 14
Views: 6117

RE: Jetstar SYD-OOL

I can't think of any mainline operation that is likely to offer more than one drink service on a 55 minute flight.

Certainly no LLC would.

Having flown QF on the route their service was pretty basic.

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by ryanair
Sun Jul 25, 2004 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airlines To Eastern Europe
Replies: 21
Views: 4223

RE: US Airlines To Eastern Europe

Pan Am started up a big network using it's German Based 727-200's in the late 1980's as the wall came down. Flights generally flew out of Frankfurt to most of the former Eastern Blocs major cities. At the time it was thought Eastern Europe would quickly become the next major market. Pan Am had a maj...

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by ryanair
Sun Jul 18, 2004 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA Eco. Class?
Replies: 6
Views: 1892

RE: ANA Eco. Class?

I flew them a few years ago.

The meal service was excellent, very tasty with good portions.

Crew were extremely friendly and sat outside the galley all night watching for anybody who needed service.

The plane was an old 742, so it was a basic service but extremely good.

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by ryanair
Tue Jul 13, 2004 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: O'Leary Is Definitely Crazy
Replies: 32
Views: 3495

RE: O'Leary Is Definitely Crazy

I think <acronym title="Ryanair (Ireland)">FR</acronym> will next remove toilets to reduce costs and offer "medical sample bottles" for sale at 99p + £3 disposal handling charge (add £10 fee for those without correct change)  <img src="/discussions/graphics/wink.gif" ALT="Big grin"> To be hones...

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by ryanair
Sat Jul 10, 2004 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Ryanair's Michael O'Leary Insane?
Replies: 51
Views: 10027

RE: Is Ryanair's Michael O'Leary Insane?

I think what he proposes is: - Automating hand baggage only check in. - Allowing checked baggage (at a traditional style check in desk) at a fee. Thus, less people check baggage, so reducing turn around times, reducing staff numbers for lower fares/ more profit. How does that suggest mental illness?

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by ryanair
Sat Jul 10, 2004 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Offers Seats For 99p...Predatory Pricing?
Replies: 19
Views: 5480

RE: Ryanair Offers Seats For 99p...Predatory Pricing?

Which flights can you get those penny fares on? It depends, with some sales you can get them on almost all flights, including peak services on major routes. Other times availability is more selective. In general the 1p fares are very widely available. Whats the balance between business and leisure t...

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by ryanair
Sat Jul 10, 2004 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OzJet The New Carrier Airline...?
Replies: 10
Views: 2533

RE: OzJet The New Carrier Airline...?

With a Federal Election on the cards it seems unlikely any party would allow Jet Passenger Flights in Bankstown.

Too many marginal seats.....

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by ryanair
Sat Jul 10, 2004 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS' 343s - Will They Be Replaced?
Replies: 31
Views: 4790

RE: VS' 343s - Will They Be Replaced?

I believe the problems VS has with the 346's are to do with the IFE System and cabin electrics.

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by ryanair
Fri Jul 09, 2004 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Weight Issue
Replies: 35
Views: 7927

RE: A380 Weight Issue

While this isn't good news, it's hardly a major problem yet. If one looks back to the 747 program at this stage, most people didn't think it could fly and that the airports would never cope - let alone how much all this would cost! Sound familiar??? During the 747 test program none less than 66 engi...

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by ryanair
Sat Jul 03, 2004 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Or Qantas LHR/MEL?
Replies: 19
Views: 4733

RE: BA Or Qantas LHR/MEL?

There's very little difference. If you can try both for fun. I flew on one of QFs 747's last year and was impressed with the inflight entertainment, which I'm told is a bit poor on <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>. I think maybe <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> has bette...

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by ryanair
Sat Jun 26, 2004 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair's Excuse For A Failing Route?
Replies: 26
Views: 4000

RE: Ryanair's Excuse For A Failing Route?

"JGPH1A: Mr. O'Leary can expect a horse's head by return of post, methinks !" That is the best comment I have heard on this board for a long time!!!!! Bravo! I can tell you guys for a fact, the worlds corporate boardrooms are not made up of touchy, feeling, people friendly persons. Don't think that ...

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by ryanair
Sat Jun 26, 2004 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stansted To LGW-best Way?
Replies: 9
Views: 3199

RE: Stansted To LGW-best Way?

I would strongly suggest National Express direct to <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW</acronym> (717, 727 or 797). dep <acronym title="London - Stansted (STN / EGSS), United Kingdom">STN</acronym>: 23:59 arr <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingd...

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by ryanair
Mon Feb 02, 2004 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Didn't Compass Airlines Succeed?
Replies: 18
Views: 6247

RE: Why Didn't Compass Airlines Succeed?

Compass 1 (set up by ex Ansett Man Bryan Grey - who had also owned Eastwest) had a tough task. They had a hugely over subscribed public share float, but by the nature of the "Two Airline Policy" all existing aviation infrastructure in Australia was owned by Australian or Ansett. Obviously neither wa...

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by ryanair
Sun Feb 01, 2004 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Pan Am" Really Flew To Gdansk (Poland)?
Replies: 6
Views: 5216

RE: "Pan Am" Really Flew To Gdansk (Poland)?

It may well have been there on some sort of US Govt business, obviously flying a US Military Transport into the Eastern Block wouldn't have gone down too well! As such a civilian transport would havebeen hired. With Gorbie some US business tried to move into Eastern Europe (PA especially) as the nex...

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by ryanair
Tue Dec 30, 2003 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF A333 Fleet Plans
Replies: 41
Views: 5703

RE: QF A333 Fleet Plans

What happens to the 763's will depend entirely on <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym>'s domestic business plan. They'll buy the replacement which suits it the best. In my view it seems Qantas has segmented it's market over the last few years into two basic camps (It's much more complex ...

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