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by richardw
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGW & Europe
Replies: 22
Views: 4389

Re: LGW & Europe

BTW before FR and GOE grew at STN, there were many European flights operated by KL, LH, SAS none of these were using LGW.

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by richardw
Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded
Replies: 391
Views: 68615

Re: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded

Are there enough gates for Monarch at LGW's North Terminal if taken over by easyJet?

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by richardw
Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG A350 Orders/Options
Replies: 101
Views: 17129

Re: IAG A350 Orders/Options

We don't know yet, 3-4-3 is not unlikely on an XWB aircraft in Economy. It is for any operator other than a charter. BA already has stacks of Dreamliners in a narrow seat, narrow aisle economy configuration and with more to be delivered. It's converting B772s to narrow seat, narrow aisle economy, w...

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by richardw
Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG A350 Orders/Options
Replies: 101
Views: 17129

Re: IAG A350 Orders/Options

mig17 wrote:
richardw wrote:
.... BA and they will not go 3-4-3 on A350, only 3-3-3.


We don't know yet, 3-4-3 is not unlikely on an XWB aircraft in Economy.

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by richardw
Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG A350 Orders/Options
Replies: 101
Views: 17129

Re: IAG A350 Orders/Options

It'll be interesting to see how the B787-10 is configured for BA, my guess is it'll be premium heavy with no Economy rows in the sections in front of the rear doors. If this is a success we may see more orders for the B787-10 instead of other aircraft. BA may want to avoid A350 configured 3-4-3 in E...

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by richardw
Sun May 28, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next generation VLA, and why it will be an A380
Replies: 187
Views: 21761

Re: Next generation VLA, and why it will be an A380

If the A380 is such an uneconomic aircraft, why do BA park it all day long at JNB and QF all day long at LHR?

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by richardw
Wed May 24, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair and Air Europa together in long haul
Replies: 36
Views: 8269

Re: Ryanair and Air Europa together in long haul

albertocsc wrote:
richardw wrote:
Interlining at MAD between Ryanair and Air Europa flights has NOT been announced.

They actually announced it as a second phase of the agreement, to be implemented later this same year....

No detail has been announced regarding interlining, I doubt we'll see interlining in the traditional way.

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by richardw
Wed May 24, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair and Air Europa together in long haul
Replies: 36
Views: 8269

Re: Ryanair and Air Europa together in long haul

Interlining at MAD between Ryanair and Air Europa flights has NOT been announced.
This is just a sales agreement, nothing more yet.

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by richardw
Tue May 16, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet to receive A321neo
Replies: 51
Views: 10705

Re: Easyjet to receive A321neo

by738 wrote:
interesting that they dumped the inherited A321 previously. Obviously things have changed since then


I did ALC-LGW on an inherited former GT A321, a great aircraft, worn soft leather seats, very comfortable.

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by richardw
Tue May 16, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet to receive A321neo
Replies: 51
Views: 10705

Re: Easyjet to receive A321neo

How fat can short haul routes get? Will we eventually see A330neo operated short haul routes from LGW?

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by richardw
Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't British Airways retain a LCC offshoot?
Replies: 35
Views: 6202

Re: Why didn't British Airways retain a LCC offshoot?

... a small scale start up with a fleet of about 8 2nd hand aircraft operating from one base, was never likely to be a success in the long term. BA simply did not have the money, and the management effort required would have been a distraction from the things that really did need to be sorted. But ...

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by richardw
Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada rouge B-767-question
Replies: 12
Views: 3683

Re: Air Canada rouge B-767-question

Will the Rouge A330s be narrow seat 3-3-3?

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by richardw
Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP to launch 11 new routes in 2017
Replies: 229
Views: 46381

Re: TAP to launch 11 new routes in 2017

airbazar wrote:
..the aircraft sits in LCY all day on Sunday for a 19:55 return departure back to LIS. This Sunday rotation should probably be marketed as the "London shopping shuttle" :)


Are you sure about that, LCY is closed on Sunday mornings.

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by richardw
Tue Apr 04, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 1034
Views: 196472

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

parapente wrote:
...For those wishing to put Premium economy on the lower floor I can see X9 working well ....


in a 2-4-3 layout may be but 3-3-3 is couple unfriendly.

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by richardw
Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 1034
Views: 196472

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

3-3-3 is not really premium economy seating, could be PE minus though. Upper deck herringbone angled business class extra space is a good idea. May be tempting for some airlines to go herringbone who don't yet have this seat. 3-5-3 economy could be a winner for those airlines who liked having 5 seat...

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by richardw
Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to firm up 4 A380 options?
Replies: 114
Views: 26288

Re: BA to firm up 4 A380 options?

I'm a little surprised that only 18 A350-1000 have been ordered, perhaps there's a possible A380/350/330 order likely, some frames for EI, IB and Level maybe.

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by richardw
Sun Apr 02, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to firm up 4 A380 options?
Replies: 114
Views: 26288

Re: BA to firm up 4 A380 options?

.....why does BA use the A380 to BOS? Such a relatively short long-haul route. I thought BA preferred to have East Coast USA flights have as much frequency as possible, like JFK. I know there are already 4 flights to/from BOS but as one of them is an A380..... It appears just to be on day 5671 and ...

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by richardw
Sun Apr 02, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to firm up 4 A380 options?
Replies: 114
Views: 26288

Re: BA to firm up 4 A380 options?

LHRFlyer wrote:
.....flexibility to adjust capacity in a downturn will be high on the agenda for BA and IAG.


Yes, I see this with a number of neutral widebodies which would operate for BA, IB, EI and Level.

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by richardw
Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to firm up 4 A380 options?
Replies: 114
Views: 26288

Re: BA to firm up 4 A380 options?

Yes LHR-ORD could be a good route for a BA A380 service, 2 sectors per 24 hour period, giving efficiencies. In the long term I just don't see the larger A350s/ B777s having enough capacity for when the B744s are all retired. Willie Walsh has already said he doesn't want his passengers to pay for a t...

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by richardw
Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to firm up 4 A380 options?
Replies: 114
Views: 26288

Re: BA to firm up 4 A380 options?

It'll be interesting to see if we ever get a BA super hi J A380, with say no Economy on the upper deck, WT+ moves back leaving space for more J seating.

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by richardw
Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Low Cost from BCN will be named "Level"
Replies: 184
Views: 24824

Re: IAG Low Cost from BCN will be named "Level"

runway23 wrote:
..Makes me wonder if IAG are really serious about this airline.....


It appears to me to be a test of economy and premium economy 2 class long haul services and if successful, we'll see similar services popping up at other IAG bases such as LGW, DUB, MAN.

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by richardw
Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Low Cost from BCN will be named "Level"
Replies: 184
Views: 24824

Re: IAG Low Cost from BCN will be named "Level"

... I don't understand why they didn't just use the Vueling brand. ... The Vueling brand has suffered self inflicted damage due to a raft of summer cancellations and ignoraance of Articles 8 and 9 amongst others of EU reg EC 261:2004 prompting the UK CAA "Vueling also faces CAA action for its ...

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by richardw
Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 1034
Views: 196472

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

EK has already announced the introduction of Premium Economy seating, so all Airbus has to do is design the perfect mix of 4 classes for a winner.

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by richardw
Thu Feb 09, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA returns to BHX & BRS for the summer
Replies: 18
Views: 2760

Re: BA returns to BHX & BRS for the summer

Channex757 wrote:
....I can see the more monied types who would use LCY from their Docklands residences not exactly being the type to want a weekend in Benidorm!!


Plenty who'll say they're going to Altea, but pop to Benidorm on the tram for a night out.

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by richardw
Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA returns to BHX & BRS for the summer
Replies: 18
Views: 2760

Re: BA returns to BHX & BRS for the summer

User001 wrote:
Malaga to Birmingham departing 0825 but arriving 2220? Is it going via New York or something?


No it leaves AGP at 8.25pm or 20.25hrs.

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by richardw
Thu Jan 12, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA moving at LGW?
Replies: 3
Views: 506

Re: BA moving at LGW?

This has benn discussed, please search for a relevant thread to read.

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by richardw
Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What went wrong for BA at LGW
Replies: 59
Views: 12362

Re: What went wrong for BA at LGW

Generally it's letting easyJet grow and not marrying KLM and currently eliminating some of their USPs.

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by richardw
Mon Nov 21, 2016 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Long Until ULH Is Common And Profitable?
Replies: 47
Views: 9262

Re: How Long Until ULH Is Common And Profitable?

Depends how many high density business minus coffin/banana flat bed seats you can get in an A350 and good crew rest areas.

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by richardw
Wed Nov 16, 2016 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has there not been a premium airline using aspects of the LCC model?
Replies: 26
Views: 6591

Re: Why has there not been a premium airline using aspects of the LCC model?

I'd fly Norwegian long haul if they had economy extra seating with 2-4-2 and a 32.5" or more pitch.

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by richardw
Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA, VS, EZY Swapping Terminals at Gatwick
Replies: 26
Views: 6099

Re: BA, VS, EZY Swapping Terminals at Gatwick

South Terminal is also nearer to the railway station which means arriving passengers can hopefully catch an earlier train, am looking forward to this move for BA. Won't be surprised to see an EZY A321 230Y arriving at LGW fairly soon.

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by richardw
Wed Sep 28, 2016 1:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Long-haul Y pax experience: Boeing 77Ws and 787s vs Airbus 350s and 330s.
Replies: 63
Views: 12484

Re: Long-haul Y pax experience: Boeing 77Ws and 787s vs Airbus 350s and 330s.

B787-10 - isn't this the perfect aircraft for more choice in economy seating? Passengers would chooses seats according to their needs and the airline would get additional revenues from seat choice payment streams. From the back you'd have standard 3-3-3, then some 3-3-3 rows with extra legroom. Next...

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by richardw
Tue Sep 20, 2016 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways intends to introduce BOB catering in Jan 2017
Replies: 108
Views: 18910

Re: British Airways intends to introduce BOB catering in Jan 2017

M&S sandwich prices aren't uniform, the Simply Food outlets at London railway stations are much higher than other M&S stores.

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by richardw
Thu Aug 25, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How will BA widen 789 economy seats compared to 788?
Replies: 29
Views: 10996

Re: How will BA widen 789 economy seats compared to 788?

If you push the window seat closer to the window wall, shoulders and knees will rub against the wall, if you narrow the aisle, shoulders get hit by the carts and people moving in the aisles, 3-3-3 is just hell on this aircraft, and total hell on LHR-SCL, just like IB express and VY A321 hell on long...

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by richardw
Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to move all LHR flights to T3
Replies: 28
Views: 5903

Re: DL to move all LHR flights to T3

N717TW wrote:
airzona11 wrote:
.....the LGW traffic is very different from the rest of the TATL network in that not only is it 99.9% O&D, its also heavily package tour based traffic.


The O&D percentage is lower, mainly due to DUB-LGW-USA journeys that have lower departure taxes.

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by richardw
Sat Aug 20, 2016 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Off To A Good Start At STN
Replies: 40
Views: 13359

Re: BA Off To A Good Start At STN

In summer they fly LCY-JTR, so range yes, over water don't know.

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by richardw
Sat Aug 20, 2016 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Off To A Good Start At STN
Replies: 40
Views: 13359

Re: BA Off To A Good Start At STN

My guess is a winter Saturday afternoon rotation to a Canary Islands airport is highly likely.

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by richardw
Sat Aug 20, 2016 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Off To A Good Start At STN
Replies: 40
Views: 13359

Re: BA Off To A Good Start At STN

http://www.headforpoints.com/2016/08/20 ... codeshare/
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New Chambery flights, TXL becomes year round, AGP and FAO extended http://www.headforpoints.com/2016/08/20 ... codeshare/

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by richardw
Sat Jul 16, 2016 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB to Operate BA LHR-MAD Flights Again
Replies: 7
Views: 3185

Re: IB to Operate BA LHR-MAD Flights Again

Isn't that wonderful? You can get Iberia's bad service for the price of BA. Here's a tip: always avoid Iberia flights when you go between LHR and MAD and choose the BA ones. Iberia give no food or drink and the flight attendants are surly and miserable. These flights WILL have the normal compliment...

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by richardw
Fri Jul 15, 2016 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries visits easyJet at LTN
Replies: 23
Views: 4109

Re: CSeries visits easyJet at LTN

.... there's never been anything at any time in the last 14 years to stop easyJet from taking the saving in flight attendants (they'd call them cabin crew, of course) by simply removing one row of seats from their A319s and making them into 150 seaters. The fact that they never have ... But they ha...

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by richardw
Fri Jul 15, 2016 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries visits easyJet at LTN
Replies: 23
Views: 4109

Re: CSeries visits easyJet at LTN

downtown273 wrote:
...I don't see EasyJet having issues filling up their A319/A320s.


There are low season periods when on certain days they just don't fly, LGW-MPL is a route example.
The C series could be good for such times, earning valuable revenue that contributes to low season profitability.

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by richardw
Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the biggest airport that is either all-Boeing or all-Airbus?
Replies: 52
Views: 9780

Re: What's the biggest airport that is either all-Boeing or all-Airbus?

If we say airport terminal, it makes things slightly more interesting.

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by richardw
Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Malta to both LGW and LHR
Replies: 4
Views: 1063

Re: Air Malta to both LGW and LHR

They have in the past operated to STN as well as LHR & LGW. LHR flights have had codeshares with QF, but currently seems to be EY.

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by richardw
Mon Jun 06, 2016 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Ups More CS100 Orders To CS300
Replies: 49
Views: 15850

RE: Swiss Ups More CS100 Orders To CS300

CS300 is good for 2-2 business class, but will they bother?

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by richardw
Sun Jun 05, 2016 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: High Density Business Class
Replies: 24
Views: 11767

RE: High Density Business Class

I did say 'may see' and 'rumoured', there is no statement of fact.

With shorter routes up to 10hrs, a B787 with these seats and no first is a bigger enough fuselage diameter, why bother with something bigger?

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by richardw
Sat Jun 04, 2016 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: High Density Business Class
Replies: 24
Views: 11767

RE: High Density Business Class

Here's the banana seat story <a href="http://www.ausbt.com.au/photos-british-airways-airbus-a350-club-world-business-class-prototype" target="_blank">http://www.ausbt.com.au/photos-briti...lub-world-business-class-prototype</a> and the coffin seat story <a href="http://www.ausbt.com.au/boeing-patent...

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by richardw
Sat Jun 04, 2016 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: High Density Business Class
Replies: 24
Views: 11767

High Density Business Class

We may see less space business class seating in the shape of <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>'s rumoured 'coffin' seat and <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>'s 'banana' seat, a business class minus, would the A350 and B777 fuselage be on the too big side if this was t...

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by richardw
Tue May 31, 2016 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interesting AF & AR Codesharing
Replies: 3
Views: 968

RE: Interesting AF & AR Codesharing

If <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> pax are on a multi stop trip in the region <acronym title="Buenos Aires - Aeroparque Jorge Newbery (AEP / SABE), Argentina">AEP</acronym> is much more convenient than <acronym title="Buenos Aires - Ezeiza / Ministro Pistarini (EZE / SAEZ), Argentina">EZE</...

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by richardw
Sun May 29, 2016 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet Gatwick Cancellations
Replies: 145
Views: 51834

RE: Westjet Gatwick Cancellations

Yes Andy33 what should happen in theory and in practice are different things. More passengers are becoming aware of EC261:2004 and we are seeing better responses from airlines, recently <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> sent a B777 to <acronym title="Nice - Cote d'Azur (NCE / LFMN), Fran...

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