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by TR
Wed May 27, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 927
Views: 153457

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Blerg wrote:
In other news, according to their website, Mahan Air seems to be resuming Tehran-Copenhagen this July, twice a week with the A343. The route was last flown in 2016.


So they must have solved the air marshal issues that - partly - was the reason for the closure of the route previously!

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Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why hasn't EW been able to establish itself as a major player in TXL?
Replies: 10
Views: 1760

Re: Why hasn't EW been able to establish itself as a major player in TXL?

Wasn’t the "agreement" between LH (EW) and U2, that EW wouldn’t expand at TXL in favor for U2 and therefore U2 wouldn’t expand in DUS in favor of EW ? I hope they did not put that to paper. Competition lawyers would love to dig deep into a thing like that. However I am sure there’s someth...

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Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 270137

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

I agree with you on everything you say here. LCY would be s great addition to SAS' network but sadly they don't have the aircraft type for it. Wouldn't adding flights to LCY using the CRJ9 be possible? The CRJ's are not certified for LCY. The only aircraft they could use would be the ATRs from Nord...

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Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 270137

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

SAS will probably change to a new color scheme... there have been talks about it over the last week in interviews with leading people in SAS and maybe introduced on the new A350..or the new A330E coming soon Where can I read the interviews? Here: https://standby.dk/det-er-noedvendigt-for-sas-at-aab...

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Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no CPH-JNB?
Replies: 21
Views: 4696

Re: Why no CPH-JNB?

You are probably right. I did however get info via a PM on this forum in Nov 2016 stating that SAA was going to operate CPH as SA266/267 operating out of CPH Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Not sure who gave you this info but the flight numbers tell me that it's not credible. SA flight numb...

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Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A350-1000 with No First Class
Replies: 94
Views: 31910

Re: British Airways A350-1000 with No First Class

I think we will see a Q-Suite like product. Can be said to be in line with the current - forwards/backwards - hense not as such a revolution. And with QR having a fair share in IAG it would make sense from a financial point of view too aligning the hard product

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Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways axes entire Hong Kong crew ahead of closure of base in city next month in Oct
Replies: 154
Views: 27244

Re: British Airways axes entire Hong Kong crew ahead of closure of base in city next month in Oct

Working in executive management myself there are a few things to consider here before slamming the BA/IAG management team. The management is appointed by the board and the board is appointed by the shareholders. So in the end a company’s behaviour is a reflection of the agenda of the shareholders. I...

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by TR
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't BA order the B748?
Replies: 101
Views: 31437

Re: Why didn't BA order the B748?

Ordering the A388 over the 748i at that time had at least to main reasons. One was the idea of being able to substitute two daily schedules into one on certain destinations while keeping seat availability, hense the high number of J and W, in order to free up aircraft to expand to new destinations. ...

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Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TATL Announcements for 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 30895

Re: TATL Announcements for 2019

I believe LON is the largest European destination for Portlanders. I feel like the PDX - Europe market is large enough for two full service, network carries. The business market from Portland to Europe is probably the primary opportunity for BA. Sure DL to LHR is a full-service carrier but they don...

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Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1264
Views: 179068

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

According to danish travel media check-in QR will add 4 extra weekly flights to CPH bringing the weekly total up to 18 flights all on Boeing 77W https://www.check-in.dk/qatar-airways-udvider-paa-koebenhavn/ Wow! 1x daily EK with A380 and 18x weekly QR with 77W. What's next? Etihad Airways or additi...

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by TR
Wed May 16, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Config of ‘new’ OS 777
Replies: 0
Views: 577

Config of ‘new’ OS 777

Having looked at the photos of OE-LPF the window arrangement behind door 2 seems different to the other 5 777s in their fleet. Does anyone know if the ‘new’ aircraft has a different configuration?

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Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways LHR O&D routes
Replies: 21
Views: 4246

Re: British Airways LHR O&D routes

Currently BA fleet at LGW stands at 11 A319, 16 A320 and 15 777-200ER

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by TR
Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IND/Cargolux 747 Question
Replies: 2
Views: 404

Re: IND/Cargolux 747 Question

LX-SCV - 744F - coming from LUX as CV7745

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by TR
Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR changes DOH CPH to double daily 77W
Replies: 5
Views: 1948

QR changes DOH CPH to double daily 77W

Qatar Airways will introduce the 77W with QSuites on their double daily DOH CPH DOH flights from 28 October.

The change means a 40% increase in number of seats offered on the route compared to current 788 operations.

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Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1264
Views: 179068

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Does anyone have an explanation for the surprising route results at CPH in 2018: - London - 13.3% - Oslo -4.1% - Stockholm - 4.5% - Amsterdam +13.6% - Aalborg - 6.5% - Paris 0% - Helsinki +11.6% - Frankfurt -0.1% - Brussels - 12,5% - Berlin - 11.1% All routes flat or lower, apart from two big growt...

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Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UTA to Denpasar Bali in the late 1980s?
Replies: 46
Views: 5045

Re: UTA to Denpasar Bali in the late 1980s?

F-GITA(nique) never was an UTA 744. They had only 2 of them, F-GEXA & F-GEXB. When they integrated AF group, they already had choosen the 343 as their new long hauler. AF keeped the 2 744 and also 2 743, F-GETA & F-GETB, for a long time time after that. Thanks Mig17..I must have gotten them...

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Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to remove First Class from 777-200LR's to increase seat capacity
Replies: 63
Views: 4210

Re: EK unveils new B77L configuaration and social area

I don't quite get EK. Seats looks very nice however this is more or less the business class QR had for years on their 777s and are now replacing with the qsuite. EK do have a solo seat on their A380s why not use that one on the 777s. Thai uses a similar seat on the 777s with works fine and would mor...

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Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: EK 77W Full Lie Flat Question
Replies: 8
Views: 1652

Re: EK 77W Full Lie Flat Question

Unfortunately you cannot be sure - other than chances are very very small. Only the new factory fresh aircraft have the new full flat business seats and I believe Brussels is the only destination currently “guaranteed” the new F, J and Y. From memory no reconfig will be done to older 777s (77L or 77...

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Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Smallest "city" with the most or largest # of jet flights?
Replies: 45
Views: 5737

Re: Smallest "city" with the most or largest # of jet flights?

Billund (pop 6.300) in Western Denmark has a high number of mostly international flights. AF, AY, BA, KL, LH, SK are the legacy carriers with quite extensive daily services. Norwegian, Ryanair, WizzAir are among the low cost carriers.

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Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group is standardizing its Airbus A320 fleet
Replies: 15
Views: 5870

Re: Lufthansa Group is standardizing its Airbus A320 fleet

Well.... just another race to cram more seats into already uncomfortable layouts. I guess all will have the Eurowings / Swiss / LH neo config. I am aware of the discussion of revenue and competition but as legacy carriers with good premium long haul products, I fail to understand why there is no roo...

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Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777-200ER prototype question
Replies: 4
Views: 1368

Re: 777-200ER prototype question

[twoid][/twoid]I have a older book about the 777. There are several pictures of G-VIIA (N5022E) in the Landor livery during test phases. There are some good shots of her during GE90-92 engine tests. I believe these were de-rated to 90-90 for BA prior to delivery. There is also a shot of her taking o...

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Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on with PF535 right now
Replies: 0
Views: 277

What's going on with PF535 right now

Just looked at Primera Air 535 CPH-HRG on FR24.
Seemed to be heading South from CPH then turned around and startes to cirkle Southeast of CPH then turned towards BLL and now cirkling east of BLL. Very odd. Anyone know more?

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by TR
Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates 777-200/300 Crew Rest?
Replies: 3
Views: 2985

Emirates 777-200/300 Crew Rest?

Was looking at the various videos of the new 777 First Class on Emirates and in several where the aircraft is entered through door 1 there seems to be no access to overhead flight crew rest. So looking at other videos it seems that there is no access also for older cabin layouts. Question therefore ...

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Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates 777 seat pitch
Replies: 1
Views: 935

Emirates 777 seat pitch

With the new First and Business Class seating being rolled out, I wonder what the seat pitch in all classes are on the 'old' 777s. It seems that the new Business seat with 72 inch pitch means no reduction in Economy class seat numbers. So did EK reduce the Eco pitch (I believe 32 inch has been their...

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Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will BA increase frequencies to SCL?
Replies: 22
Views: 4366

Re: When will BA increase frecuencies to SCL?

A quite good load factor in itself does not always mean that a route is mature for more capacity. There is still 17% empty seats on average. One would need to have insights to yield, peak flights etc. On top comes the operational part - is there useable aircraft (789) capacity available, which I bel...

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Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shortened call signs?
Replies: 25
Views: 4524

Re: Shortened call signs?

SAS call sign ‘Scandinavian’ at least used to be shortened to ‘Scandi’ both by pilots and controllers at CPH. It’s been a while since I listened to ATC so not sure if still the case.

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Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada receives first 737 MAX
Replies: 166
Views: 22861

Re: Air Canada receives first 737 MAX

This livery just does not work on the 737. It will never be favorite livery to me but I think it looks OK on the Dreamliners and the A330/A320s but this one..... nah..

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Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI fleet during the winter
Replies: 8
Views: 1659

Re: FI fleet during the winterw

It used to be a mix of heavy maintenance and charter during Winter (low season so to say). Assume this to some extend is still the case althongh they still have a large schedule.

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Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Winter 2017 BA 777-300ER routes?
Replies: 6
Views: 2414

Re: Winter 2017 BA 777-300ER routes?

Apart from LHR-SIN-SYD, LHR-HND and LHR-PVG the 77Ws are usually spread across the 777 network with few weekly frequencies. IIRC it has been so most of the time the 77Ws have been in the fleet. There may be seasonal schedules with more permanent 77Ws but otherwise they seem to shuffle around.

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Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MOL: "Norwegian 'gone' in 4-5 months"
Replies: 136
Views: 28492

Re: MOL: "Norwegian 'gone' in 4-5 months"

There is currently nothing suggesting that MOL is right on this one. Currently! However I do see some challenges that could potentially be a serious concern to Norwegian. First of all the have a large order for A320Neo that are being delivered in order to lease out to other airlines. Problem being t...

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Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian retrofitting its B763 Business class with lie flat seats
Replies: 25
Views: 4733

Re: Ethiopian retrofitting its B763 Business class with lie flat seats

I do not need a source other than I flew a 787 from ARN last month. Fully flat. What is this crap with people here - source here and there! Before questioning people, do a search on the internet. If you can't find info, fair enough to ask. But it has become a mania in here.... But since I am questio...

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Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines fleet age - replacement?
Replies: 10
Views: 3525

Re: Austrian Airlines fleet age - replacement?

Thanks for info on the A320/321 - found this on the design limit extension on ATW online: "Lufthansa subsidiary Austrian Airlines has confirmed a design limit extension for its aging Airbus A320/321 fleet, CEO Kay Kratky told ATW. “Our oldest five A321s and three A320s will undergo a so-called ...

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Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines fleet age - replacement?
Replies: 10
Views: 3525

Austrian Airlines fleet age - replacement?

Was just looking at the average age of Austrian's fleet and many types seems to be coming close to the 20 year mark. Obviously good maintenance and the number of cycles etc play a part but at least the 767s and some of the early 777s for long haul as well as A320 and A321s are getting quite old. Sin...

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Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Terminal 5 and OW Partners
Replies: 33
Views: 5771

Re: BA Terminal 5 and OW Partners

There were talks a few years back about JAL moving to T5 as part of the SJB. However due to space constraints at T5 it never materialized and I doubt that we will see other OW carriers at T5.

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Fri May 19, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Austral 77Ws withdrawn from use
Replies: 16
Views: 6538

Re: Air Austral 77Ws withdrawn from use

Leases expired on two 77Ws (F-OSYD and F-ONOU). They have been replaced by two factory new 77Ws (F-OLRD and F-OLRE)so Air Austral still operate 3 77Ws and 2 787s.

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Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A340-300 Operators and Routes
Replies: 32
Views: 6241

Re: A340-300 Operators and Routes

SK - 8 A340-300

CPH-EWR (evening flight)
CPH-NRT
CPH-ORD (most days otherwise A330)
CPH-PEK
CPH-PVG
CPH-SFO

A340s occationally serve ARN and OSL flight but usually only CPH flights.

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Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A319 off icy taxiway at BLL
Replies: 11
Views: 3404

Re: BA A319 off icy taxiway at BLL

any info on state of the aircraft?

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Tue Feb 07, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A319 off icy taxiway at BLL
Replies: 11
Views: 3404

Re: BA A319 off icy taxiway at BLL

How did they manage to end up like that? Quite sure that it was not that icy and no other reports on issues for other aircraft - BLL sees a fair amount of traffic incl AF, KL, LH, SK, DY, FR and of course charter airlines and BA franchisee Sun-Air. So my immediate thoughts are pilot error or fault o...

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Sun Jan 29, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US travel ban effects airlines' crew scheduling / IATA memo
Replies: 16
Views: 5749

Re: US travel ban effects airlines' crew scheduling / IATA memo

Not sure if any European airlines employ muslims due to the fact that they are muslim or from certain countries - like the examples of Japanese, Chinese crew members employeed by many European airlines. However I believe the issue is rather that quite a few if not all European countries allow people...

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Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair considers upgrading part of order to A350-1000
Replies: 40
Views: 9997

Re: Finnair considers upgrading part of order to A350-1000

Might work but AY is living on a knive's edge financially. At the moment they have oil prices with them but I am not convinced that they won't go into red numbers quickly if prices rise. They face the exact same issues as any other legacy carrier in Europe - operational costs are too high.

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Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France 787-9 Cabin Photographs
Replies: 16
Views: 5662

Re: Air France 787-9 Cabin Photographs

See this all about revenue. You can like or dislike the BA J class but matter of fact is that BA is far more profitable than AF and LX. Same goes with LH which also have a tarrible J class product - but they make more money too. As a frequent traveler myself, I am luckily in a position to choose and...

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Tue Jan 03, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SK drops business lounges and fast track in 26 airports
Replies: 15
Views: 2814

Re: SK drops business lounges and fast track in 26 airports

There's a bit of confusion around this. From what I have been informed (working at a TMC) the changes apply to third party lounges only. Where there is a Star Alliance lounge, SK Plus (Europe) and Business (Intercontinental) passengers and EuroBonus members eligble for lounge access will still have ...

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Thu Jun 09, 2016 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada's Upcoming 3-class A333s Services
Replies: 14
Views: 7793

RE: Air Canada's Upcoming 3-class A333s Services

Well the config change is not that difficult to understand. The 3 rows (+1 single seat) of J behind door 2 is replaced by 3 rows of premium economy in 2-3-2 layout and then an additonal 2 rows of Y in 2-4-2 is added. Likely the latter is one row between door 2 and 3 and 1 row in the back. Sounds lik...

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Thu Mar 17, 2016 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair Denies Compensation For A350 Passengers
Replies: 35
Views: 21305

RE: Finnair Denies Compensation For A350 Passengers

I am quite sure that <acronym title="Finnair (Finland)">AY</acronym> won't stand a chance of winning this one. What they actually say is that the aircraft is not yet reliable which is something they are aware of - more or less their own words - and thus this is nothing "extraordinary" nor something ...

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Fri Mar 11, 2016 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates To Announce New J Seat At ITB Berlin
Replies: 57
Views: 15282

RE: Emirates To Announce New J Seat At ITB Berlin

I don't belive that <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> and <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym> can have many more business class seats to sell with their lay-outs comparred to those offering 1-2-1 with direct aisle axcess. If you look at the lay-out of e.g. <acro...

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Thu Mar 03, 2016 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates To Announce New J Seat At ITB Berlin
Replies: 57
Views: 15282

RE: Emirates To Announce New J Seat At ITB Berlin

If you read the article in Australian Business Traveller linked above, it seems that window and middle seats won't have direct aisle access. So most likely just a redesign of current product with some extra inches between rows to allow the seat to go fully horizontal. I don't expect much revolusion ...

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Tue Feb 23, 2016 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA To Lease 2 JO 737-700's For S16
Replies: 35
Views: 15798

RE: BA To Lease 2 JO 737-700's For S16

Crap. Those 737s of Jet Time are worn out and really in a sorry state in the cabin. I have not been onboard all their 737s but those I have been on have all been the same. So BA should get ready for some customer complaints on this account.

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Fri Nov 13, 2015 3:25 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: SAS New Business SK909 - Among The Best Again?
Replies: 2
Views: 9346

SAS New Business SK909 - Among The Best Again?

In 1984 SAS was voted the world's best airline, and at the time rightly so. Since then it has been one big deroute for SAS with the on-board service stardards only reaching new lows year on year. Having flown on SAS long-haul in the early eighties, quite a bit in the nineties and again in 2009 and 2...

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Thu Oct 29, 2015 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Launch LHR-BLL
Replies: 28
Views: 11638

RE: BA Launch LHR-BLL

BLL has been on <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>'s radar for a long time and the potential for business and leisure in Jutland has been proven long ago by KLM and Lufthansa. The London potential was proven well back in the Maersk Air days when they operated 3 daily flights into Gatwick ...

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