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by JannEejit
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe update
Replies: 91
Views: 16001

Re: Flybe update

As far as a prospective livery goes, I don't expect a whole lot more than an all white fuselage with a red tail (similar to the new Flybe minimal purple Q400) and thin billboard lettering saying 'Virgin Connect' in a style not dissimilar to the current 'Virgin Atlantic'.

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by JannEejit
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Prestwick Airport put up for sale
Replies: 15
Views: 2845

Re: Prestwick Airport put up for sale

Breathe wrote:
I'm not an expert in the field, perhaps it could do well just as a small cargo airport with other associated facilities like refuelling U.S military planes and Ryanair maintenance.


That is pretty much all it does these days. A likely buyer may in fact be a housing developer...

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by JannEejit
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to use all retro 747s on a domestic flight
Replies: 52
Views: 13667

Re: BA to use all retro 747s on a domestic flight

We'll never know now. But I seem to recall if im correct, that when BA flew their A380s to FRA they only sold a limited number of seats on it so any last minute tech issues it could be replaced with the usual equipment and no stranded pasengers. So possible this could have been managed the same way...

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by JannEejit
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-BNLY at LAS cargo terminal?
Replies: 34
Views: 8666

Re: G-BNLY at LAS cargo terminal?

Will this be the first of the retro fleet to wear a non retro painted replacement part or will the same cowling accommodate the new engine ?

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by JannEejit
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which airlines use Scimitar Blended Winglets on their 757s?
Replies: 22
Views: 2929

Re: Which airlines use Scimitar Blended Winglets on their 757s?

Just United and Icelandair as far as I know...

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by JannEejit
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Glasgow Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 63
Views: 5506

Re: Glasgow Aviation Thread - 2019

GLA got the 777 tonight, is this back to normal 777 ops (I did read somewhere the initial A380 service was for a short period) or is this just a one off because of aircraft / crew / ops? Sandyb123 EK27/28 = A380 EK25/26 = 777 The A380 will continue throughout the summer schedule and return for next...

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by JannEejit
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Virgin Atlantic ordering/leasing 14 A330-900neo's plus 6 options
Replies: 178
Views: 31891

Re: Virgin Atlantic Close to A330neo order

Clearly they aren’t that impressed with the 787 How is that "clearly"...? I'd say they "clearly" won't be happy having had to park up so many 787 for so long and also that the Delta influence is coming to bear too. It may also of course be advantageous to pair the A330Neo with t...

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by JannEejit
Tue May 28, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Glasgow Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 63
Views: 5506

Re: Glasgow Aviation Thread - 2019

Well the boom in legacy LH Germany to GLA didn't last long... LH FRA - down to less than daily W19 LH FRA - S19 no A321's scheduled LH MUC - scrapped for W19 and of course Eurowings DUS gone from S19 Could we be seeing a repeat of history or just a winter blip? No, I think we're seeing the effects ...

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by JannEejit
Tue May 28, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up
Replies: 155
Views: 18586

Re: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up

Just wondering what became of runway 32R at ORD ? Did the accident influence it's closure, did it carry on in use for years after the accident ? Did the trailer park also close out of respect for the victims or for other reasons ? Looking at the area of the crash site on FR24 satellite imagery, ther...

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by JannEejit
Sun May 26, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread
Replies: 250
Views: 35887

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread

f4f3a wrote:
Yes it’s a private equity firm . Hopefully more successful for they employees than greybulls efforts with monarch


When I think of Greybull, I think of the grim reaper standing by a hospital bed. British Steel the latest victim of their 'restructuring' methodology it would seem.

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by JannEejit
Thu May 23, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers
Replies: 116
Views: 16104

Re: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers

There hasn't been an airplane with as bad an omen attached to it as the 737 MAX. I sincerely hope that Boeing have indeed fixed the problem. I don't think anyone wants the 737 MAX to fail, and if you do, you are delusional. Boeing have invested too much into this airplane to just throw it away. If ...

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by JannEejit
Mon May 20, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways under fire for offering a new “afternoon tea” that doesn’t come with any tea
Replies: 144
Views: 21444

Re: British Airways under fire for offering a new “afternoon tea” that doesn’t come with any tea

Well it sure sounds like BA and Alex Cruz have become the 'Self-Righteous Brothers'. They appear to have lost the lovin' feelin' and now it's scone, scone... scone... :D

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by JannEejit
Mon May 20, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways under fire for offering a new “afternoon tea” that doesn’t come with any tea
Replies: 144
Views: 21444

Re: British Airways under fire for offering a new “afternoon tea” that doesn’t come with any tea

shamrock350 wrote:
Fellow IAG carrier Aer Lingus offers a scone with a hot drink for €5.50 or £4.80 from their own buy on board menu which is arguably better value.


All served with a persuasive "Go on, go on, go on, go on..." from a friendly Irish Mrs Doyle-alike... :P

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by JannEejit
Sat May 18, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1776
Views: 351884

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

I see no more new paintings! Any one knows whats going on? Did they decided to stop painting with the new livery? The paint shop is closed for the summer schedule - it should resume end of August. Plan to have 30 repaints by the end of the year. Why does a paint shop close for summer ? Does any oth...

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by JannEejit
Sat May 18, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Athens flight?
Replies: 7
Views: 8402

Re: Korean Air Athens flight?

As said it's a seasonal tour charter programme for Koreans. They did a similar short season to GLA the past two years.

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by JannEejit
Thu May 16, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small 'plane crashes in Dubai, four fatalities
Replies: 5
Views: 2457

Re: Small 'plane crashes in Dubai, four fatalities

sandyb123 wrote:
A long way from home for that Twinstar. Does anyone know the mission / reason it was in the UAE?

Sandyb123


It's an airfield calibration aircraft isn't it ? Could it be on a mission relative to the DXB runway works ?

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by JannEejit
Thu May 16, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate Change - Is aviation heading for a slump?
Replies: 96
Views: 9225

Re: Climate Change - Is aviation heading for a slump?

So will growing environmental concerns and government taxation schemes see a scenario of quantity versus frequency in air travel ? In other words, does the VLA have a role to play in future, just as we are considering them to be dead dodo's ?

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by JannEejit
Thu May 16, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat
Replies: 261
Views: 38454

Re: Air Canada buying Air Transat

I think the new owner of WestJet is unlikely to have the company reverse course toward being a ULCC. It is more likely they will become more of a legacy with the associated pricing. Coupled with this acquisition it would seem Canada fares are going to go up a lot. Yes, there would seem to be some '...

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by JannEejit
Thu May 16, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are airport going to do with their A380 gates when they are no longer needed?
Replies: 30
Views: 7762

Re: What are airport going to do with their A380 gates when they are no longer needed?

The A380 triple airbridge at GLA was only constructed this year and opened a month ago. The official line is that it can handle other aircraft as well and that the existing single airbridge needed replacing anyway due to age. I suspect there will be others at other airports in exactly the same posit...

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by JannEejit
Wed May 08, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alex Macheras - A Qatar Airways Stealth Marketer?
Replies: 16
Views: 2763

Re: Alex Macheras - A Qatar Airways Stealth Marketer?

I've seen his stuff too and would describe him as an aviation enthusiast who got lucky. Definetly no more an analyst than anyone else who enjoys aviation as a subject and an adept 'i-phone on a stick' style blogger. Sometimes I'm reminded of that lad a few years ago who had pretensions about startin...

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by JannEejit
Sat May 04, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier to sell Belfast operations
Replies: 29
Views: 5935

Re: Bombardier to sell Belfast operations

Reading the detailed press release this decision is more about Bombardier rationalising its operations back to a core. Belfast in particular supplies aerostructures to more than just its parent, so arguably it makes commercial sense to spin it out and use it as a supplier. It could thus also be arg...

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by JannEejit
Fri May 03, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unravel the A350-900 lower-range variants: Domestic & Regional
Replies: 42
Views: 7272

Re: Unravel the A350-900 lower-range variants: Domestic & Regional

I recently took a Delta A359 domestically (LAX-ATL). I imagine this was the "Vanilla" variant? https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1419669 While searching for the answer, I actually found this thread discussing similar things that this thread is discussing: https://www...

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by JannEejit
Wed May 01, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta A330neo Rolls Out Of Paintshop
Replies: 104
Views: 32482

Re: First Delta A330neo Rolls Out Of Paintshop

BTV290 wrote:
I actually really like the raccoon mask. To me, it makes what I consider to be a chubby looking plane look a bit sleeker.


I like it too, especially on an otherwise Eurowhite livery. It's like a pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses.

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by JannEejit
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'I had to crawl': Amputee seeks damages after United Airlines and airport security seize scooter batteries
Replies: 82
Views: 10693

Re: 'I had to crawl': Amputee seeks damages after United Airlines and airport security seize scooter batteries

Perhaps he failed to mention the scooter was battery operated when he checked with the airline ? What I don't get, is that he has been an amputee since 1984, but that he hasn't encountered this problem before ? What I don't get is the sheer number of people in this thread replying who obviously hav...

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by JannEejit
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'I had to crawl': Amputee seeks damages after United Airlines and airport security seize scooter batteries
Replies: 82
Views: 10693

Re: 'I had to crawl': Amputee seeks damages after United Airlines and airport security seize scooter batteries

Perhaps he failed to mention the scooter was battery operated when he checked with the airline ? What I don't get, is that he has been an amputee since 1984, but that he hasn't encountered this problem before ? I know Li-ion batteries haven't been around that long and that the regs have tightened in...

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by JannEejit
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Glasgow Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 63
Views: 5506

Re: Glasgow Aviation Thread - 2019

I noticed inbound flights in various holding patterns on FR24 then it came on the BBC News. Yes a suspicious package on the inbound EasyJet flight from Gatwick. It will be interesting to hear how this occured and if it ties in with the 'disgruntled insider' theory in relation to the Gatwick drones i...

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by JannEejit
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread 2019
Replies: 36
Views: 8519

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread 2019

Anyone able to provide a list of airlines who will completely cease 744 ops in 2019 ?

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by JannEejit
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1776
Views: 351884

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

I don't mind it, not excited by it, not put off either. If anything it looks like an update of the update applied to the 787 and max arrivals.

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by JannEejit
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1776
Views: 351884

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

Will they paint the 757's or leave them ?

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by JannEejit
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghost inside Aeromexico plane
Replies: 66
Views: 8676

Re: Ghost inside Aeromexico plane

Now if this were Spirit Airlines I could believe it, but...

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by JannEejit
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DXB runway closure 16.4.-30.5. - Situation update
Replies: 19
Views: 4940

Re: DXB runway closure 16.4.-30.5. - Situation update

xwb777 wrote:
Several airlines has shifted some capacity to DWC rather than cutting capacity.
Cathay Pacific is using the B777 into DXB while British Airways has upgraded its evening flight to an A380.


The A380 doing what it was designed to do. Shifting people en masse between slot limited, congested hubs.

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by JannEejit
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DXB runway closure 16.4.-30.5. - Situation update
Replies: 19
Views: 4940

Re: DXB runway closure 16.4.-30.5. - Situation update

by738 wrote:
Nice to see the A380 at GLA as a result!


Yes it made for a lovely sight gliding in to GLA over the River Cart the other night. The weather has been grey and grim ever since...


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by JannEejit
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe update
Replies: 91
Views: 16001

Re: Flybe update

When are we going to see any Flybe aircraft in the new livery?? I believe the new 'new' colour scheme has been shelved. Seems foolish to have yet another expensive rebranding when the darker purple 'F1' colours have become so widespread and familiar. Some of the Q400's have yet to be painted in tha...

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by JannEejit
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat's A321LR scheduled European routes for Summer 2020
Replies: 41
Views: 8845

Re: Air Transat's A321LR scheduled European routes for Summer 2020

Here at GLA I believe we are getting a 'one off' preview visit in Oct 2019. I assume we'll see no more A310 activity next year then ?

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by JannEejit
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Owl found resting in Virgin 737 engine at SYD
Replies: 54
Views: 9949

Re: Owl found resting in Virgin 737 engine at SYD

Apparently Virgin Atlantic have asked why they couldn't have had this level of wisdom attached to their 787-9 fan blades ?

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by JannEejit
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Heathrow - target for climate change protesters
Replies: 12
Views: 2185

Re: Heathrow - target for climate change protesters

atcsundevil wrote:
Because this thread is very likely to turn into an off topic debate, the thread will be moved to Non Aviation.

✈️ atcsundevil

Yes but why delete the off topic posts as well ?

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by JannEejit
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe update
Replies: 91
Views: 16001

Re: Flybe update

Does this indicate that the Q400 will continue under the new Connect/Virgin Atlantic regime ?

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by JannEejit
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Glasgow Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 63
Views: 5506

Re: Glasgow Aviation Thread - 2019

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland- ... t-47954910
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Successful first service and quite a crowd turned out to see it too.

BBC News - 'Superjumbo' lands safely at Glasgow Airport
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland- ... t-47954910

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by JannEejit
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Glasgow Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 63
Views: 5506

Re: Glasgow Aviation Thread - 2019

EK77WNH wrote:
Boston is sort of mirroring GLA with the EK 380. Ours starts 1 June and is also kind of weird in that it runs just through September. But they bring it back for services December through January.


We could do with reinstating that old GLA-BOS route too actually.

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by JannEejit
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK Thread - 2019
Replies: 87
Views: 11751

Re: Rest of the UK Thread - 2019

A6-EOF in blue 'Expo 2020' will later today perform the first regular scheduled A380 service to Glasgow International as EK25 arriving at 1945L approx.

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by JannEejit
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Glasgow Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 63
Views: 5506

Re: Glasgow Aviation Thread - 2019

6 passenger flights maybe. But how much freight is handled at PIK, how many fuel stops etc does the airport handle ? I’m sure on the face of it the passenger numbers don’t justify the airfield, but that’s not always the answer to the question cs Perhaps, but the point was it was bought by the gover...

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by JannEejit
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Glasgow Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 63
Views: 5506

Re: Glasgow Aviation Thread - 2019

A6-EOF in blue expo 2020 livery is scheduled to make the first regular A380 service to GLA today, arriving as EK25 at 1945L approx.

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by JannEejit
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Package of new/used A380's pitched to BA was uncompetitive: Cruz
Replies: 173
Views: 30621

Re: Package of new/used A380's pitched to BA was uncompetitive: Cruz

"There has been a strong desire at BA to acquire more A380s" Obviously, not that strong, otherwise they would have acquired more factory-fresh A380s. It seems to me that they like the idea of operating super-jumbos but not the investment they require. How can one name this a "strong ...

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by JannEejit
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic posts another annual loss for 2018
Replies: 47
Views: 8662

Re: Virgin Atlantic posts another annual loss for 2018

Nothing to do with 787 engine issues and associated costs regarding leasing replacement aircraft then ?

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by JannEejit
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AD to be issued on 787 RR Trent 1000 TEN engines
Replies: 28
Views: 5739

Re: AD to be issued on 787 RR Trent 1000 TEN engines

What’s wrong with manufacturers these days ??? I feel that we have reached the edge of current technology limits and continuing to push the new models and new engines beyond the limitations. That's my feeling too and that the constant quest for more fuel efficient, and more powerful engine technolo...

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by JannEejit
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Aerospace ATP/J61
Replies: 25
Views: 2973

Re: British Aerospace ATP/J61

I flew on it several times, mainly Glasgow to Stornoway and Belfast City too. I can't honestly recall it being excessively noisy, yes not quite up to the competition but a uniquely British piece of aviation that sadly never quite cut the mustard for various reasons. Funnily enough I took a visit to ...

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by JannEejit
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat A321neo LR's first destinations
Replies: 33
Views: 11162

Re: Air Transat A321neo LR's first destinations

Apparently we'll be seeing one here at GLA inbound from YYZ come October time.

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by JannEejit
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 4 A350-900 more to IB from Aer Lingus
Replies: 52
Views: 13154

Re: 4 A350-900 more to IB from Aer Lingus

The next widebody selection at IAG will be tied to expansion of LEVEL. Whether for 338s or 788s or larger, LEVEL will want a single-model fleet and their 332s will be RE-shuffled within IAG, including maybe EI. Aren't Aer Lingus planning on losing their 200's to focus on 300's though ? So would it ...

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by JannEejit
Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drunk Irish woman abuses, spits at Air India crew
Replies: 70
Views: 10867

Re: Drunk Irish woman abuses, spits at Air India crew

I've concluded that whatever nationality this woman was, she's most likely to be a complete 'Eire-Soul'.... ;)

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