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by icebud
Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bmi Cuts Domestic Flights
Replies: 56
Views: 12173

RE: Bmi Cuts Domestic Flights

What's the future at EDI for both passengers and staff? Do bmi still have a base there?

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by icebud
Fri Aug 03, 2007 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scottish Aviation Thread - July 2007
Replies: 58
Views: 4843

RE: Scottish Aviation Thread - July 2007

This was a BA mainline service and crew were all Scottish so presuming that means BA mainline have base here.

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by icebud
Thu Aug 02, 2007 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scottish Aviation Thread - July 2007
Replies: 58
Views: 4843

RE: Scottish Aviation Thread - July 2007

What is the situation regarding <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> aircraft and crew bases at <acronym title="Edinburgh - Turnhouse (EDI / EGPH), United Kingdom">EDI</acronym>? Supposedly <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> (outside of London) only base smaller teams at <acronym...

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by icebud
Sun Feb 18, 2007 4:59 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: UK Domestic: Flybe / BMI Regional LBA-SOU LHR-LBA
Replies: 16
Views: 11070

RE: UK Domestic: Flybe / BMI Regional LBA-SOU LHR-LBA

It is interesting that you bring up the issue of <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic Airways (United Kingdom)">VS</acronym> and <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> cabin crew travelling on domestic flights. I have see this and often wondered why it happens. Don't airlines stipulate that crew m...

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by icebud
Tue Dec 12, 2006 7:30 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Easyjet EDI-LTN-EDI
Replies: 2
Views: 2954

Easyjet EDI-LTN-EDI

I fly to London occassionally (occassionally meaning once or twice a year) and used to opt without any shadow of a doubt for bmi. But since they introduced their ridiculous service cuts (imagine not even being able to choose your seat, come on!) they are no longer in my good books. <acronym title="B...

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by icebud
Thu Aug 03, 2006 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Connect Shelve SOU - GLA
Replies: 19
Views: 3589

RE: BA Connect Shelve SOU - GLA

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by icebud
Thu Jul 27, 2006 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Cuts Southampton Airport Jobs
Replies: 5
Views: 3361

RE: BA Cuts Southampton Airport Jobs

Relocate to Edinburgh? I thought <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> only based crew at Glasgow and Manchester (outside of <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> and <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW</acronym>) and not...

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by icebud
Wed Jul 26, 2006 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could BA Use Their 757's On Long Haul Routes?
Replies: 34
Views: 10061

RE: Could BA Use Their 757's On Long Haul Routes?

Ba did use to fly the 757's daily across the Atlantic. The Glasgow route flew to <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> then <acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts...

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by icebud
Wed Jul 12, 2006 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats The Story With BMI?
Replies: 50
Views: 7346

RE: Whats The Story With BMI?

Horus, You mention an equipment upgrade soon to be announced on <acronym title="Edinburgh - Turnhouse (EDI / EGPH), United Kingdom">EDI</acronym>-<acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>. But hasn't <acronym title="Bloomington / Normal - Central Illinois Regional...

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by icebud
Tue Jul 11, 2006 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats The Story With BMI?
Replies: 50
Views: 7346

Whats The Story With BMI?

Has anyone had experience flying with <acronym title="Bloomington / Normal - Central Illinois Regional (BMI / KBMI), USA - Illinois">BMI</acronym> recently? I used to fly with them often on domestic flights and occassionally into Europe but have not been for a while, drifting over to <acronym title=...

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by icebud
Fri Feb 18, 2005 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BMI Seat Maps?
Replies: 12
Views: 2738

RE: BMI Seat Maps?

So on normal schedule its anything up to 195, could be slightly less according to economy/ business divide?

Do bmi or any sites publish seat maps? fly with bmi a lot and wouldn't mind a map to start picking out the best seats!?

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by icebud
Fri Feb 18, 2005 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BMI Seat Maps?
Replies: 12
Views: 2738

RE: BMI Seat Maps?

Besides, what is the average capacity of their A321, does it change according to business class demand? Whats the maximum passengers their A321's can hold in all economy configuration?

Was hoping to find a seat map but can't.

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by icebud
Thu Feb 17, 2005 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BMI Seat Maps?
Replies: 12
Views: 2738

RE: BMI Seat Maps?

can you view the seat maps on it without actually booking anything?

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by icebud
Wed Feb 16, 2005 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BMI Seat Maps?
Replies: 12
Views: 2738

RE: BMI Seat Maps?

yes but how do you access their seat maps?

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by icebud
Wed Feb 16, 2005 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BMI Seat Maps?
Replies: 12
Views: 2738

BMI Seat Maps?

Is it possible to find bmi seat maps as their website does not display them?

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by icebud
Fri Nov 05, 2004 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet A319
Replies: 12
Views: 5502

RE: Easyjet A319

No signs of a toilet at the back at least not from what my eyesight allows. So does that mean they are substituting toilet space etc. for seats? Can't be too comfortable with say just 1 toilet on a 3 hour trip.

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by icebud
Fri Nov 05, 2004 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet A319
Replies: 12
Views: 5502

Easyjet A319

How are easyjet managing to fit 156 seats on the new A319's? I realise they make legroom tight but does this also mean that they have withdrawn all toilets and galleys or something!?
Anyone know exactly how many 6-abreast rows they are actually fitting into those things?

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by icebud
Mon Jun 14, 2004 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emergency Exit Row
Replies: 12
Views: 3149

Emergency Exit Row

Before i start, I know this a pretty boring/ regular question thta's probably been discussed many times before. I'm travelling United 777 out of <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> soon. I don't fly lomg-haul very often and don't fancy being squashed in that...

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by icebud
Thu May 27, 2004 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BMI Charters
Replies: 15
Views: 2295

RE: BMI Charters

So do they still retain a few A321's exclusively fitted out and used for charters, or because of the charter cutbacks do they just use scheduled aircraft that can be increased to 6-abreast when needed?

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by icebud
Wed May 26, 2004 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BMI Charters
Replies: 15
Views: 2295

RE: BMI Charters

Obviously by converting the 5 abreast business seating into 6 abreast they have an all economy situation for the charters. But do they have a specific few aircaft dedicated to charters i.e with inflight entertainment packages also or do they just use whats available? I think the mixed configuration ...

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by icebud
Tue May 25, 2004 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BMI Charters
Replies: 15
Views: 2295

BMI Charters

Being primarily a scheduled carrier, how do <acronym title="Bloomington / Normal - Central Illinois Regional (BMI / KBMI), USA - Illinois">BMI</acronym> fare on charter flights? I notice they operate a fair amount out of <acronym title="Edinburgh - Turnhouse (EDI / EGPH), United Kingdom">EDI</acrony...

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by icebud
Sun May 09, 2004 4:40 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: BA: Heathrow-Poland On 757s, W/pics+vids!
Replies: 25
Views: 7975

RE: BA: Heathrow-Poland On 757s, W/pics+vids!

I've got a real fondness for G-BPEC and I'd love to fly on her again. Back in 1997, the days when <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> didn't concentrate solely on <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>/<acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), Un...

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by icebud
Sun May 02, 2004 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Transatlantic Economy
Replies: 8
Views: 5278

RE: United Transatlantic Economy

But if you just turn up at check-n 3hrs before as usual, are aisle/ window seats widely available or are you stuck in the middle if you don't pre-book a seat or get there early?

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by icebud
Sun May 02, 2004 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Transatlantic Economy
Replies: 8
Views: 5278

United Transatlantic Economy

What is the legroom like on United's transatlantic 777's? I'm flying them soon <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>-<acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> and notice that configuration s...

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by icebud
Sat Apr 10, 2004 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EDI Based Crews
Replies: 10
Views: 1867

RE: EDI Based Crews

Thanks. Thought <acronym title="Bloomington / Normal - Central Illinois Regional (BMI / KBMI), USA - Illinois">BMI</acronym> might be one as had a mix of local and London based crew on a recent flight with thme up from <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>. I'...

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by icebud
Fri Apr 09, 2004 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EDI Based Crews
Replies: 10
Views: 1867

RE: EDI Based Crews

HUYfan, do these airlines just base crews at EDI during the summer or all year round? If so, what happens in winter?

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by icebud
Fri Apr 09, 2004 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EDI Based Crews
Replies: 10
Views: 1867

RE: EDI Based Crews

Thanks. Its just that I've flown easyjet out of <acronym title="Edinburgh - Turnhouse (EDI / EGPH), United Kingdom">EDI</acronym> a number of times and <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> Citiexpress also and crews never appear to be <acronym title="Edinburgh - Turnhouse (EDI / EGPH), Unit...

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by icebud
Thu Apr 08, 2004 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EDI Based Crews
Replies: 10
Views: 1867

EDI Based Crews

Do any airlines, i.e. <acronym title="Bloomington / Normal - Central Illinois Regional (BMI / KBMI), USA - Illinois">BMI</acronym> and <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> base any cabin crew and flight crew to operate out of scottish airports? I have flown out of <acronym title="Edinburgh ...

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by icebud
Sun Mar 07, 2004 6:06 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: BMI: LHR-EDI
Replies: 3
Views: 3872

BMI: LHR-EDI

BMI British Midland <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>-<acronym title="Edinburgh - Turnhouse (EDI / EGPH), United Kingdom">EDI</acronym> BD064 STD:2045 ATD:2110 <acronym title="Stauning (STA / EKVJ), Denmark">STA</acronym>:2205 ATA:2205 This was my first ev...

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by icebud
Sun Feb 29, 2004 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best Ways To Board An Easyjet Aircraft
Replies: 7
Views: 3742

RE: Best Ways To Board An Easyjet Aircraft

Its <acronym title="Edinburgh - Turnhouse (EDI / EGPH), United Kingdom">EDI</acronym>-<acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW</acronym> route, hope its not too busy. I know about their numbered boarding card system but I'm guessing that if its quite a quick turnaround then...

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by icebud
Sun Feb 29, 2004 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best Ways To Board An Easyjet Aircraft
Replies: 7
Views: 3742

Best Ways To Board An Easyjet Aircraft

I am flying on easyjet soon and want to bag myself a window seat near the back is this is always where I like to sit. Any tips on how to get on board early, when to check-in etc as I've heard that boarding can sometimes turn into a scrum and I don't want to have to fight for a window!

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by icebud
Fri Feb 06, 2004 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet Boarding Procedures
Replies: 24
Views: 3656

Easyjet Boarding Procedures

I'm due to fly domestic with easyjet in a few weeks. Last time I flew the same route in summer 2002 they gave me a numbered boarding card which meant I was relatively early in boarding the aircraft but they don't mention this anymore on their website. Does this still happen or I am going to have to ...

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by icebud
Tue Sep 09, 2003 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PTV's On A 757
Replies: 7
Views: 2007

PTV's On A 757

Continental are an example of an airline that use the 757 across the atlantic yet entertainment is delivered via the usual overhead screens in the aisle. Is it not possible to fit this type of aircraft with ptv's or does it just not make sense financially?

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by icebud
Tue Sep 09, 2003 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental To Start EDI-EWR -Unconfirmed?
Replies: 12
Views: 4881

RE: Continental To Start EDI-EWR -Unconfirmed?

Does this then mean that Glasgow will be reduced from a daily service or from a 764? What is the frequency of the Edinburgh service?

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by icebud
Mon Mar 31, 2003 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Scotland Starts This Weekend :-)
Replies: 15
Views: 3021

RE: Air Scotland Starts This Weekend :-)

What is there inflight service suposed to be? Do they have IFE, the option of meals (like a charter) or are they strictly a LCC with the cabin crew dressed down and everything purchased?
I don't think that a LCC could truly become Scotland's national airline.

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by icebud
Sat Sep 14, 2002 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA EDI-BHX-FCO
Replies: 1
Views: 1183

BA EDI-BHX-FCO

Looking at ways to get to Rome, I noticed that BA fly there from Edinburgh via Birmingham. It is the same flight number and aircraft type for both sectors shown on their website but do passengers change a/c in BHX? Also, if passengers don't change in BHX, when arriving back in Edinburgh do they clea...

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by icebud
Sat Aug 17, 2002 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Prettiest Flight Attendants
Replies: 67
Views: 5588

RE: Prettiest Flight Attendants

Definitely Virgin Atlantic.

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by icebud
Mon Aug 12, 2002 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Seating Charts
Replies: 2
Views: 2186

RE: Virgin Seating Charts

You can find the seating chart for a Virgin 744 at:

http://www.uk-air.net/va744.htm

Hope that helps.

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by icebud
Sun Jul 07, 2002 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Purser's?
Replies: 1
Views: 6527

Purser's?

Excuse me for asking such a basic question but what exactly is the role of a 'Purser' onboard an aircraft? How do they differ from the head cabin crew member or are they the same thing?

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by icebud
Mon Jun 24, 2002 6:03 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: British Airways Heathrow-Glasgow
Replies: 14
Views: 5698

RE: British Airways Heathrow-Glasgow

It was interesting that you flew back on G-BPEC. I once flew on that aircraft. It used to be based at Glasgow and flew the daily JFK route. It was fitted with Club World seats at the front and World Traveller seats the exact same as on the 777 (no PTV's) hence the headphone sockets and monitors. Ano...

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by icebud
Mon Jun 24, 2002 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is Air Scandic?
Replies: 15
Views: 2658

RE: What Is Air Scandic?

Thanks for all the information, they are shaping up to be a better airline than I first imagined!

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by icebud
Sun Jun 23, 2002 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is Air Scandic?
Replies: 15
Views: 2658

What Is Air Scandic?

I am flying from Newcastle to Palma Majorca very soon and I have been told that the flight is with Air Scandic which I am slightly unsure about, on a Boeing 757 I think. Can anyone tell me a bit about them and what they are like to fly with? I was kind of hoping for Air 2000, Britannia or something ...

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by icebud
Sun Jun 09, 2002 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet
Replies: 7
Views: 911

Easyjet

I have just seen the Ryanair post so I thought I'd ask about Easyjet's seating allocation. I am flying them EDI-LGW. I understand that we are all issued with a numbered boarding card thus the earlier you check-in the earlier you board but I have heard people say that it still becomes a free-for-all ...

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by icebud
Tue Apr 09, 2002 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Seat Maps
Replies: 4
Views: 1844

Virgin Seat Maps

Does anyone know where I can find seat maps of Virgin Atlantic aircraft, in particular of the 744. I have looked on their website but they don't show maps like that of BA.

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by icebud
Sat Mar 30, 2002 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Viewing At Gatwick
Replies: 3
Views: 1437

Viewing At Gatwick

Is there a viewing/ spectator's gallery at London Gatwick Airport? I have to spend some time there in a few months and had heard that there were viewing facilities. I will be flying to MCO on Virgin so any info regarding this flight e.g. aircraft, service etc. also appreciated.

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by icebud
Mon Mar 18, 2002 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin To Orlando
Replies: 18
Views: 2067

Virgin To Orlando

I am flying to Orlando in July from Gatwick with Virgin Atlantic. I know they have a good reputation but has anyone flown this route who can just brief me on service, aircraft etc.?

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by icebud
Mon Feb 11, 2002 4:23 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AMS-SIN On Garuda GA 957
Replies: 13
Views: 4569

RE: Steel Cutlery?

You said you got steel cutlery with your meal. I thought this was banned after September 11th?

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by icebud
Mon Nov 19, 2001 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's The Story With Sabena Please?
Replies: 4
Views: 2385

What's The Story With Sabena Please?

Excuse me for being so slow, but I have been living away from home for about 6 weeks and haven,t seen much TV or been on airliners.net. I had heard Sabena had gone bankrupt of course but could someone tell me why, what caused it? Do you think they can get a cash injection from the government or inve...

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by icebud
Mon Nov 19, 2001 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA (Old Colours)
Replies: 33
Views: 1513

RE: BA (Old Colours)

I flew on BA this year LGW-MCO on a 744. It was a 744, registration G-CIVI and it was in the old colours.

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by icebud
Tue Aug 14, 2001 6:31 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Monarch Airlines EDI-LPA-EDI
Replies: 5
Views: 3270

RE: Monarch Airlines EDI-LPA-EDI

Do Monarch base an aircraft and crew at EDI?

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