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by JannEejit
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020
Replies: 335
Views: 71815

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020

Does anyone else find it interesting that the 747 retirement announcements were all done with some fanfare and had a sad tone to them, but Air France retiring the A380 and other airlines reducing their fleets seemed less personal? British Airways and QANTAS in their announcements gave this feeling ...

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by JannEejit
Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QANTAS to mothball most of the 787 fleet
Replies: 86
Views: 29082

Re: QANTAS to mothball most of the 787 fleet

Has there been any public explanation for why the B789s are being parked rather than the A333s? It would seem to me that given the B787’s technical advantages over the A330’s in cargo volume, payload, fuel efficiency, etc. it would make more sense to fly the Boeing. Any insight into the Qantas thes...

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by JannEejit
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to British Airways world cargo?
Replies: 23
Views: 4805

Re: What happened to British Airways world cargo?

BAWC ceased operations at the end of April 2014, and basically took Global Supply Systems down with them, from whom the 3 747-8F's were leased. CargoLogicAir was formed afterwards to fill the capacity gap in the UK market. Wasn't GSS simply a creation by BA in conjunction with Atlas or Polar to get...

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by JannEejit
Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most boring/ugly airline liveries in your opinion (including airlines of the past)
Replies: 37
Views: 1579

Re: Most boring/ugly airline liveries in your opinion (including airlines of the past)

I was never a BA Landor lover, I still remember the feeling of disappointment when it was first revealed on UK billboard posters over the christmas holiday period 1984/85. If the Negus livery prior was supposed to embody the colours of the union flag then this looked like a grey washed out version, ...

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by JannEejit
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Galactic unveils Mach 3 Aircraft design
Replies: 57
Views: 7839

Re: Virgin Galactic unveils Mach 3 Aircraft design

TheWorm123 wrote:
Partnering with Rolls Royce? It’s very smart to get in bed with the company that bankrupts itself every single time they try to develop an engine.


I'm assuming there's someone at Rolls Royce just now, saying "Yeah, of course we will..." then hanging up the phone ? :rotfl:

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by JannEejit
Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AN-225 lower 48 visit 31JUL2020
Replies: 40
Views: 8880

Re: AN-225 lower 48 visit 31JUL2020

DUPLICATE POST.

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by JannEejit
Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AN-225 lower 48 visit 31JUL2020
Replies: 40
Views: 8880

Re: AN-225 lower 48 visit 31JUL2020

I don't think they were ever going to open the nose up ? It was a fast turnaround ! Great crowd along at PIK today, road traffic was crazy, and I got there two hours early ! Cops on every junction and plenty of non AV geeks, families & kids etc. Just like the good old days of the Scottish Inter...

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by JannEejit
Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AN-225 lower 48 visit 31JUL2020
Replies: 40
Views: 8880

Re: AN-225 lower 48 visit 31JUL2020

Is this the first time the An-225 has landed in Scotland? It's previously landed at Prestwick in 2003, 2007 (x3) and 2012. All of which I managed to miss. https://www.airliners.net/search?aircraftBasicType=1257&country=517&region=203&sortBy=dateAccepted&sortOrder=desc&perPage=36...

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by JannEejit
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Boeing say that the 727 replacement was the 757?
Replies: 87
Views: 12563

Re: Why did Boeing say that the 727 replacement was the 757?

I know Boeing attempted to offer a smaller 757-100 series initially but nobody blinked. Was it ever looked at again as an option instead of further 737 derivatives ? Too heavy perhaps or could (let's say) early 90's technology as opposed to 1970's thinking, been applied to form the basis of a 737 or...

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by JannEejit
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AN-225 lower 48 visit 31JUL2020
Replies: 40
Views: 8880

Re: AN-225 lower 48 visit 31JUL2020

Well I am watching it live, its been on the ground for an hour and only fuel trucks present and nose still down. Scheduled out in one hour... I don't think they were ever going to open the nose up ? It was a fast turnaround ! Great crowd along at PIK today, road traffic was crazy, and I got there t...

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by JannEejit
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AN-225 lower 48 visit 31JUL2020
Replies: 40
Views: 8880

Re: AN-225 lower 48 visit 31JUL2020

BigJetTV is doing a live broadcast of that tech stop...I wonder if anyone will be on hand for the second tech stop a short hop to CHATEAUROUX...curious as to why its stopping there on its way to Tel Aviv its final destination? Tha AN 225 along with the ultra rare AN-22 have visited there before mul...

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by JannEejit
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AN-225 lower 48 visit 31JUL2020
Replies: 40
Views: 8880

Re: AN-225 lower 48 visit 31JUL2020

Just departing to PIK as I write, due 1509L, I'll be heading along later for pictures.

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by JannEejit
Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edinburgh Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 98
Views: 10096

Re: Edinburgh Aviation Thread - 2020

Any idea why there is a Falcon X doing laps of Edinburgh this morning. Send to have come in from AMS. Some sort of issue? Bit of Sightseeing before they land? https://i.ibb.co/rvTXxrK/764225-A5-AC7-F-446-F-AD55-DDDE8-E71-B62-A.png Sandyb123 Looking for a hole in the fog apparently... https://www.ed...

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by JannEejit
Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A310 resulted in several injuries
Replies: 123
Views: 25328

Re: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A310 resulted in several injuries

The turbulence theory is also possible, a F-15 is not a small machine and it spews a lot of fire. If close enough it can upset an A310 for sure. Absolutely. the F-15 has 2 PW F100 engines, each of them with 106 kN of trust. These engines have more thrust than the PW ones on the 727 and the 737 orig...

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by JannEejit
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A310 resulted in several injuries
Replies: 123
Views: 25328

Re: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A300 resulted in several injuries

https://twitter.com/flightradar24/statu ... 5701107712
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FR24 data shows a sudden climb from 34,000ft 34,600ft then descent back to 34,000ft over around a five minute period 1610-1615 UTC approx.

https://twitter.com/flightradar24/statu ... 5701107712

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by JannEejit
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Jet2 operating air tankers??
Replies: 10
Views: 1948

Re: Is Jet2 operating air tankers??

Airtanker have in the past also leased surplus A330 aircraft out to Thomas Cook and Tui. Recent Jet2 leases have seen the aircraft fuselage sprayed white, but retaining the military grey wing surfaces.

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by JannEejit
Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet
Replies: 284
Views: 75559

Re: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet

The bad news keeps coming: "British Airways will likely not be able to operate any farewell flights, the airline tells International Flight Network" https://twitter.com/FlightIntl/status/1284068210812297216 It would at least be good to to let them loose on the UK domestic shuttles for a d...

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by JannEejit
Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet
Replies: 284
Views: 75559

Re: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet

I'm hearing anecdotally via GLA based NATS operatives that BA's Airbus A321 CEO fleet is being progressively rounded up there (16 already a further two on Friday) for storage and disposal.

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by JannEejit
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: RAF's VIP A330 MRTT getting 'Austin Powers' Repaint
Replies: 91
Views: 9177

Re: RAF's VIP A330 MRTT getting 'Austin Powers' Repaint

It's quite ridiculous how this issue has gotten a lot of your panties in a twist. The UK is one of the world largest economies, not having dedicated VIP fleet is odd IMO. Having to use a tanker in the VIP role is cheap and not a good look, neither is the paint job they gave her. Updating the existi...

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by JannEejit
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RAF Fighters escort Ryanair jet into Stansted
Replies: 2
Views: 1842

Re: RAF Fighters escort Ryanair jet into Stansted

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-53398339
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Bomb note found in toilet according to BBC News in the last few minutes.

BBC News - Ryanair flight diverted after 'bomb note' found in toilet
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-53398339

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by JannEejit
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is the A380 the Biggest Failure in Commercial Aviation History?
Replies: 51
Views: 3059

Re: Is the A380 the Biggest Failure in Commercial Aviation History?

I guess the A380 is everyone's favourite current aviation failure. Especially those not old enough to remember other considered failures. The Tristar sold slightly less than the A380, do you hear many conversations calling it a failure ? In terms of a bigger failure, right from the start, what about...

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by JannEejit
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Blue Islands new livery
Replies: 8
Views: 1983

Re: Blue Islands new livery

It's so Eastern (UK), SAS, Polar, and Lufthansa-a-like. Could even be a decommissioned FedEx ATR. Is everyone just doing blue tails on white fuselages now ? Except that SAS's livery isn't blue on white, but blue on grey Fair point but that's a matter of perception too. My point being it's similarit...

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by JannEejit
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Blue Islands new livery
Replies: 8
Views: 1983

Re: Blue Islands new livery

It's so Eastern (UK), SAS, Polar, and Lufthansa-a-like. Could even be a decommissioned FedEx ATR. Is everyone just doing blue tails on white fuselages now ?

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by JannEejit
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/20
Replies: 347
Views: 33046

Re: Irish 7/20

Not sure I follow! Would it not be better to use smaller aircraft to start with - less seats, less costs and mire flexibility! Surely the seat management system will alert carriers to operating aircraft requirements? I thought we were past finger in the air calculations? No I was thinking of less d...

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by JannEejit
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the air France Concorde fly in the original livery?
Replies: 24
Views: 4253

Re: Did the air France Concorde fly in the original livery?

As said, I also think only F-BTSC wore this livery on both sides and there was the AF/BA livery demonstrator sales model. Yes it's different judging the old pin stripe livery next to the eurowhite nearly 50 years after it's inception. But trying to see it as sleek new concept with 'wow' factor buil...

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by JannEejit
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When was the last time BA aircraft had the original Landor livery?
Replies: 2
Views: 1241

Re: When was the last time BA aircraft had the original Landor livery?

I flew on a Landor liveried ATP, G-MANL on the Scottish island routes in 2005. And I'm it sure it ran even longer than that...? See the contributor notes in this a.net picture. I have my own pics taken at Stornoway, whilst waiting to board it, tucked away somewhere from that year too. https://www.ai...

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by JannEejit
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the air France Concorde fly in the original livery?
Replies: 24
Views: 4253

Re: Did the air France Concorde fly in the original livery?

As said, I also think only F-BTSC wore this livery on both sides and there was the AF/BA livery demonstrator sales model. Yes it's different judging the old pin stripe livery next to the eurowhite nearly 50 years after it's inception. But trying to see it as sleek new concept with 'wow' factor built...

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by JannEejit
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/20
Replies: 347
Views: 33046

Re: Irish 7/20

Thank you for a new thread. -- Today sees FR and EI ramp up their Summer operations with routes to typical bucket and spade destinations resuming in a reduced schedule. How popular they will be is anyones guess. Despite some operators saying bookings are substantially increasing that is based on a ...

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by JannEejit
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/20
Replies: 347
Views: 33046

Re: Irish 7/20

Thank you for a new thread. -- Today sees FR and EI ramp up their Summer operations with routes to typical bucket and spade destinations resuming in a reduced schedule. How popular they will be is anyones guess. Despite some operators saying bookings are substantially increasing that is based on a ...

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by JannEejit
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways 787-10
Replies: 84
Views: 33937

Re: British Airways 787-10

Does anyone have a full explanation of why the delivery was four months late? I know covid 19 will be a factor in extending the delay but the delivery was running late even before that became an issue. Alleged to be quality control issues with the finishing of the aircraft. Quite possibly related t...

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by JannEejit
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't the AN225 have passenger service?
Replies: 46
Views: 9023

Re: Why doesn't the AN225 have passenger service?

Could be the first passenger airliner where the in-flight entertainment is a game of basketball ?

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by JannEejit
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aberdeen ground collision
Replies: 31
Views: 7544

Re: Aberdeen ground collision

There's a suggestion locally that the Q400 jumped chocks during an engine run up.

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by JannEejit
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aberdeen ground collision
Replies: 31
Views: 7544

Re: Aberdeen ground collision

A parting shot from Flybe , after their previous attempts at taking Loganair from 'behind'... :lol:

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by JannEejit
Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15 crash in sea off North Yorkshire coast
Replies: 10
Views: 2103

Re: USAF F-15 crash in sea off North Yorkshire coast

There was a lot of mil activity in the area this morning, including a convoy of 3x KC-135 and a B-52. Any suggestion of a collision ?

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by JannEejit
Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020
Replies: 335
Views: 71815

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020

Final Virgin Atlantic 747-400 (G-VROY) ferried LHR-GLA under VIR801P yesterday for storage. Sad to see so many go. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/g-vroy Both G-VROY and G-VXLG (following day) have since repoed out of GLA to MAN for decommissioning. I did post pics of both departing on ...

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by JannEejit
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JET2 - what next ?
Replies: 98
Views: 18765

Re: JET2 - what next ?

The usual holiday destinations were spoken of in the Caribbean & Florida from 3 UK airports. As with most decisions made by Jet2, I’d imagine a lot of time and thought went into them. They’ve most likely been put on the top shelf at the very back, given the current situation. OMAA Which three U...

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by JannEejit
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JET2 - what next ?
Replies: 98
Views: 18765

Re: JET2 - what next ?

The usual holiday destinations were spoken of in the Caribbean & Florida from 3 UK airports. As with most decisions made by Jet2, I’d imagine a lot of time and thought went into them. They’ve most likely been put on the top shelf at the very back, given the current situation. OMAA Which three U...

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by JannEejit
Sat May 23, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020
Replies: 145
Views: 30113

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020

Does anyone know why VS flew a 747 (G-VROY) from GLA to MAN yesterday afternoon? It's my first post - so please be kind :) And the second one to fly GLA-MAN, G-VXLG left the following day. Marking what was most certainly the last 744 to depart GLA, the crew gave a little 'wing waggle' on climb out....

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by JannEejit
Wed May 20, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future COVID impact on airlines and airports?
Replies: 5
Views: 845

Re: Future COVID impact on airlines and airports?

One of two Virgin Atlantic 747's stored at Glasgow (GLA), G-VROY has departed to MAN to join it's sister ships. The last 744, (G-VXLG) not currently at MAN will depart GLA tomorrow (Thurs) making the same journey. This will in effect, barring adhoc or diversions, be the final 747 movement out of GLA...

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by JannEejit
Wed May 13, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CS-TEG name
Replies: 10
Views: 1693

Re: CS-TEG name

That L-1011 was the first aircraft I worked on as a crew member... some years later, with a different airline and a different reg number: CS-TMP. interesting I was talking to someone elsewhere about that very aircraft just a few days ago. As CS-TMP operating in it's final flying role, it was the la...

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by JannEejit
Wed May 13, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Plans GLA for 2021
Replies: 24
Views: 4477

Re: Virgin Atlantic Plans GLA for 2021

Would VS ever operate EDI-MCO as well as or instead of from GLA? Is there a reason GLA was chosen over EDI, given both airports operate long-haul flights? TUI have flown EDI-SFB for a few years now, but cant make more than a very limited schedule work. Glaswegians have 3 or 4 main holiday destinati...

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by JannEejit
Tue May 12, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Plans GLA for 2021
Replies: 24
Views: 4477

Re: Virgin Atlantic Plans GLA for 2021

They should concentrate on staying in business... Doing business seems a reasonably good way of staying in business to me, these GLA-MCO flights have traditionally been very well taken up and booked heavily in advance. I don't know the stats exactly but there may already be substantial 2021 booking...

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by JannEejit
Fri May 08, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic seeks restructuring; files for BK in US Court
Replies: 1455
Views: 175669

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

I notice nobody mentions the 49% Delta own, and the money they take out of the airline. Nooooo, it's only ever Bransons fault. Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk I questioned Delta's part in this in terms of responsibility to it's share holding and was met with a round of comments suggesting Delt...

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by JannEejit
Thu May 07, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Post Covid Fleet Plan Summary
Replies: 66
Views: 13195

Re: IAG Post Covid Fleet Plan Summary

Are the two 787-10's at Charleston due anytime soon ?

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by JannEejit
Thu May 07, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic seeks restructuring; files for BK in US Court
Replies: 1455
Views: 175669

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

G-VROY has in the last hour (at time of writing) repo'd out of Heathrow to Glasgow (GLA) for storage, alongside G-VXLG and A332, G-VMIK which have been in town for around six weeks already. I took an exercise stroll over to Abbotsinch, 20 min walk from home, armed with my Lumix FZ-1000. https://live...

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by JannEejit
Thu May 07, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic seeks restructuring; files for BK in US Court
Replies: 1455
Views: 175669

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

It is hard to think of Virgin without 4 engine planes but that has now happened. The same will happen to BA in the near future, who knows if any of their 747's will survive beyond 2020. While inevitable (and sad), I had to chuckle when remembering "4 engines 4 long haul." I'm old enough t...

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by JannEejit
Tue May 05, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin and the 747...
Replies: 24
Views: 4532

Re: Virgin and the 747...

FlyerTalkUserNa wrote:
Just hoping the GLA flight makes a return at some point.


Well if it doesn't there's a lot of people going to need bussed to MAN. Forward bookings are strong, I gather.

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by JannEejit
Tue May 05, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...
Replies: 250
Views: 29856

Re: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...

I believe Aer Lingus are also accepting passengers from cancelled British Airways flights so they may not know exactly how many will turn up till just before boarding. If two IAG companies can't share data, especially at this time, then we have a problem. There was a BA insider quoted anonymously o...

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by JannEejit
Tue May 05, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...
Replies: 250
Views: 29856

Re: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...

It's the "unexpectedly turning up" bit I don't get ? Don't they have a booking list or have they adopted the old BA Shuttle method of 'turn up and fly' ? At this time of enormous fleet downtime, can't they allocate an A321 or even A330 on these peak time domestic routes ? I'm sure I've alr...

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