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by FabDiva
Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is DL taking delivery of A350’s from NRT to avoid tariffs?
Replies: 207
Views: 30392

Re: Is DL taking delivery of A350’s from NRT to avoid tariffs?

I recall that for some Lease/Finance transactions on new aircraft the aircraft had to be in UK airspace when the payment was made (guessing a UK financier), so some deliveries from both Boeing and Airbus would do a few orbits over the UK while the paperwork was signed then head for the final destina...

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by FabDiva
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the future of LGW? What will it mean for the other hubs?
Replies: 86
Views: 10062

Re: What is the future of LGW? What will it mean for the other hubs?

I prefer Heathrow because direct coach* (I live in the South West) - for Gatwick I have to change at Heathrow, add in connection times to allow for M25 delays and Gatwick is completely off the radar. It would need to offer a huge saving to cancel out the time penalty *It still takes 3.5-4 hrs, Brist...

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by FabDiva
Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBD ejection strategy: got lucky or sound decision-making?
Replies: 40
Views: 5331

Re: BBD ejection strategy: got lucky or sound decision-making?

Perhaps a bit of both? It will be interesting to see what Bombardier does going forward. Weren't they searching for a JV/merger partner for their rail business? Seems the European rail manufacturers + Bombardier are having a tough time competing against the Chinese. The rail business has been sold ...

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by FabDiva
Mon Jun 08, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How will coronavirus impact the shift from air to rail travel?
Replies: 25
Views: 3090

Re: How will coronavirus impact the shift from air to rail travel?

£9.99 fares on London-Scotland are nowhere near as common as they used to be 10 years ago. Once you do a fair comparison of train v rail (ie air ticket booked 1 month in advance is not compared to rail ticket booked 1 hour in advance), train is not so expensive Indeed and given UK APD is £12 that £...

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by FabDiva
Tue May 26, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 155166

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

Who is examining the black boxes? https://www.thenews.com.pk/ Main headline. Airbus sending a team to Karachi today. Usually the aircraft manufacturer is only assisting the investigators. Which juridiction do the investigators come from? Is it French BEA or is it Pakistani Directorate General of Ci...

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by FabDiva
Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York-JFK tower limited operations
Replies: 6
Views: 2650

Re: New York-JFK tower shut down

ojjunior wrote:
JFK looks operative.
Arrivals and departures running normally so far.
Including an odd AZ arrival from FCO(???)


Repatriation flights are still running at the moment, most schedules reduce next week.

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by FabDiva
Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 337826

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

Flights will keep flying, both to take US Citizens back from Europe and for returning passengers (EU and Beyond) from the US

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by FabDiva
Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 183419

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

Thunderbolt500 wrote:
Has there ever been a ban of flights between us and europe


Sept 11th aftermath is the only one I can think of

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by FabDiva
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 183419

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

I believe Ireland is included with the UK, my understanding is the ban only applies to the Schengen Zone. In any case I'm pretty sure your recent passport history is visible to the border agents when they scan, so a scan out of France (or even a Scan into the UK at the juxtaposed controls in Calais)...

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by FabDiva
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Belfast City Routes Up for Grabs - who will take over?
Replies: 36
Views: 5055

Re: Belfast City Routes Up for Grabs - who will take over?

ISTR that in the No Deal Docs the UK was not going to object to EU airlines operating domestically with the hope that the EU would reciprocate. That was however under the previous administration, the current one may have other ideas

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by FabDiva
Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Belfast City Routes Up for Grabs - who will take over?
Replies: 36
Views: 5055

Re: Belfast City Routes Up for Grabs - who will take over?

IMO, the most at risk is EXT. The only other airlines flying from EXT are TUI and FR, neither seems to have much enthusiasm for internal routes. Looking at BHD, the only other operators are EI, BA, T3, KL and LM. Of these, Brexit would probably rule out EI and KL, and BA seem to have little enthusi...

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by FabDiva
Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stobart Air in trouble
Replies: 36
Views: 11043

Re: Stobart Air in trouble

Is it true, that Stobart ceased flying on, but Blue Islands and Loganair still continue to operate the former FlyBe routes? It's down to how they operated. (Pre-Connect) Stobart were a subcontractor to Flybe. Flybe decided the routes and took the revenue risk, Stobart were paid by the hour for supp...

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by FabDiva
Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stobart Air in trouble
Replies: 36
Views: 11043

Re: Stobart Air in trouble

Stobart did a lot of contract flying for Flybe (most of the ATR operations), that's now ceased suddenly, I suspect things will re-balance as the dust settles and the aircraft from the Flybe contract get new work. I can see someone trying to fill the gaps in the Dublin regional network left by Flybe,...

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by FabDiva
Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 783
Views: 116107

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration

That's some good news at least. They are also an ATR and Embraer centre so hopefully will pick up some work. IIRC they also do work on the RAF's A400Ms.

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by FabDiva
Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 783
Views: 116107

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration

As mentioned who would try to sneak in and ‘steal’ the aircraft? ATC would just permit the aircraft leaving. It’s just not plausible. It is standard operating procedure for basically all airports where fees are outstanding, so more than plausible. Consider how ATC would know that the fees have or h...

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by FabDiva
Sat Mar 07, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 783
Views: 116107

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration

They don't have a good reputation. Also the flight is a Humberside then Lapland charter - seems the wrong time of year for Lapland?

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by FabDiva
Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 783
Views: 116107

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration

As far as I know no others appeared, but around that point they seemed to pause repaints. I wonder if the all purple was proving too expensive to maintain.

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by FabDiva
Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 783
Views: 116107

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration

The centre one was the original livery, the front one was the current livery. The rear one was a partial repaint following repair after having a MLG collapse at Amsterdam and remained a one off

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by FabDiva
Thu Mar 05, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who will replace Flybe?
Replies: 33
Views: 4621

Re: Who will replace Flybe?

Should add the £100bn was for the complete HS2 network to Manchester and Leeds including stations and trains. The rebuild of Euston into a double deck 400m station is going to be one of the most expensive parts, hence phase 1 only including 4 stations (Birmingham City, Birmingham Airport, Old Oak Co...

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by FabDiva
Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who will replace Flybe?
Replies: 33
Views: 4621

Re: Who will replace Flybe?

With Exeter I can see the likes of Aer Lingus Regional, Blue Islands, Cityhopper and Hop! giving thought to replacing the more popular Flybe routes from EXT. Maybe they'll time better for connections, certainly Flybe's EXT-DUB timings missed the US flights going out and with a late evening return wa...

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by FabDiva
Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 783
Views: 116107

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration

Exeter has a grand total of 2 departures today, the TUI to Lanzerote that went out early today, and a Blue Islands one off 'rescue' flight - it's not looking good.


(Cue joke about 3 runways per flight)

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by FabDiva
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 783
Views: 116107

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread

vfw614 wrote:
Where is that aircraft heading to? Looks like a mistake to me.


FR24 often loses tracking in that area, the terrain is quite lumpy, sometimes they pop back up halfway down the ILS but this one next reported on the ground. Didn't see it because there is a layer of low cloud over Exeter at the moment

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by FabDiva
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 783
Views: 116107

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread

Very unfortunate advert on the last flight

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by FabDiva
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 783
Views: 116107

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread

https://www.flightradar24.com/BEE6LW/24139f97 - I can hear a Helicopter so it may be given an extended final if the Air Ambulance/Police Chopper are active
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Its MAN to EXT is the last one in the air https://www.flightradar24.com/BEE6LW/24139f97 - I can hear a Helicopter so it may be given an extended final if the Air Ambulance/Police Chopper are active

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by FabDiva
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 783
Views: 116107

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread

Looks like the MAN to EXT flight will be the final one to touch down, it's just about to go over me on the Glideslope - the EDI - LHR is establishing now

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by FabDiva
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 783
Views: 116107

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread

Quick question - if a ticket was bought and told it was an Air France flight operated by Flybe by a codeshare what happens. WIll Air France just move onto a new flight? Yes, though it may be a different airport - friend of mine had a Lufthansa codeshare on BMI from Bristol when they went pop, after...

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by FabDiva
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 783
Views: 116107

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread

https://twitter.com/PeterAdamSmith/stat ... 52353?s=20

Edit forgot the link!
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At least two - This tweet shows G-??OB (maybe ECOB?) with impounding notice on the door, but the notice posted above is for G-JECP

https://twitter.com/PeterAdamSmith/stat ... 52353?s=20

Edit forgot the link!

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by FabDiva
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 783
Views: 116107

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread

I think it depends on the contracts, with Little Red, Air Lingus were a subcontractor with Virgin hiring the A320 and crew from EIN by the hour/day and deciding what routes to use them on and then selling the tickets. With Eastern and Flybe it's a franchise similar to things like Sun Air and Comair'...

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by FabDiva
Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 783
Views: 116107

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread

I'm guessing a slot sitter, sending a Q400 to Dusseldorf as Virgin/Delta feed isn't the worst thing they could do.

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by FabDiva
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 783
Views: 116107

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread

I think for the most part Regions-London is covered either by bigger operators or by Rail, the issue is the Inter-region and NI/Island flying. Inter-region usually involves the worst of the UK Intercity rail companies: Cross Country - who are expensive and overcrowded in parts because of short trains.

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by FabDiva
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 783
Views: 116107

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread

You can always take National Express coach. Should be cheap enough thank you for the tip I was looking into renting a car but I did not know there was bus service. I was told the train takes to long. As mentioned above, it will be longer than the train but should be cheaper. If they haven’t got a s...

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by FabDiva
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 783
Views: 116107

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread

National Express is slower then the train taking ~6-7hrs and I think there are only a couple per day - Train to/from Reading (1 per hour from Truro/St Austell) then the Railair bus link to Heathrow is probably your best bet.

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by FabDiva
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 783
Views: 116107

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread

APD is £12 on UK departures for short haul flying. But that applies on both outbound and return on domestic flights. I think things like rail improvements that are coming online (for example the Cardiff to London flight was launched in response to frequent closures of the rail route for upgrade work...

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by FabDiva
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 783
Views: 116107

Re: Flybe update

Bhoy wrote:
bennett123 wrote:
What about Exeter Airport, apart from a couple of Ryanair, and a couple of Tui, all non Flybe is only seasonal.

At least it’s an expansive destination for other Airlines, what with it’s 8 Runways.


I'm glad I saw the original crayonista thread otherwise I'd be very confused :rotfl: :laughing:

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by FabDiva
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 783
Views: 116107

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread

If they do go it will be a big hit on Exeter as Flybe are one of the larger Employers (although much reduced as things like customer service have been offshored). I wonder if Flybe Aviation Services (the large maintenance facility) is isolated from the airline so might remain under Connect. Also tha...

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by FabDiva
Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A reflection on the first 9 years of the A320NEO family
Replies: 38
Views: 8820

Re: A reflection on the first 9 years of the A320NEO family

I don’t know about “more capable” in the 80s and 90s. The 320CEO isn’t noticeably more capable than the 738. And the original 321 was more or less a 2,000 km airplane in revenue service. I expect that Airbus foresaw that engine technology would get qualitatively better; it’s hard for me to believe ...

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by FabDiva
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to be fined £183M for last year's data breach
Replies: 35
Views: 3988

Re: BA to be fined £183M for last year's data breach

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-48928163
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Marriot have just been hit with a £99 million fine for a breach. Companies are really going to have to take note of security now the fines are greater then the cost of securing.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-48928163

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by FabDiva
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to be fined £183M for last year's data breach
Replies: 35
Views: 3988

Re: BA to be fined £183M for last year's data breach

Hopefully this will spur many more companies into spending more on their data security. I also bet Ticketmaster is relieved that their huge multi month breach was disclosed just before GDPR came in.

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by FabDiva
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How do Airlines make money on airfares less than $100?
Replies: 73
Views: 15280

Re: How does United make money on airfares less than $100?

A lot of the time "Taxes" are used to cover a lot of sins because passengers don't check what they actually are. I've had a few £1 "Fare" and about £60 "Tax" fares - UK APD is £12, the rest is "Airline imposed charges"

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by FabDiva
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: In flight magazines and headphones on board
Replies: 14
Views: 2612

Re: In flight magazines and headphones on board

For headphones I have a twinjack adapter in my bag (£1.99 from Ebay) - my last flights with IFE was with Aer Lingus, the older style seat has Twin Jack in the arm and the new one has standard 3.5mm in the screen. I prefer the older because the cable gets in the way of the meal!

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by FabDiva
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI 191 BOM-EWR emergency landing at STN due to bomb threat
Replies: 14
Views: 3129

Re: AI 191 BOM-EWR emergency landing at STN due to bomb threat

Not sure what the Typhoons are for in the case of a bomb threat..

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by FabDiva
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 416833

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Yes there will plenty of media coverage of people refusing to fly it when it returns to service but this is nothing new. We saw it with the A380 and B787 when they had their respective incidents all be it those incidents didn't reach the level of the MAX but they came close. What incidents exactly ...

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by FabDiva
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport
Replies: 136
Views: 21319

Re: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport

Good question, given there is a fairly high chance that B Johnson will be the next PM, will we see the stupid idea for an island in the North Sea get resurrected?

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by FabDiva
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport
Replies: 136
Views: 21319

Re: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport

Did VS bid for BMI? I feel like if they had gotten BMIs operations they would have had more success with domestic and European flights than Little Red. They did, but IIRC their bid basically amounted to wanting Lufthansa Group to pay Virgin to take BMI off their hands. BA at least offered Lufthansa...

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by FabDiva
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disruptive passenger triggers Fighter jet escort & sonic boom.
Replies: 46
Views: 8124

Re: Disruptive passenger triggers Fighter jet escort & sonic boom.

I believe Squawking 7500 in UK airspace automatically triggers the QRA.

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by FabDiva
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321XLR Integration Challenges
Replies: 11
Views: 2972

Re: A321XLR Integration Challenges

Didn't Boeing have 2 or 3 cabin options on the 737NG until relatively recently

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by FabDiva
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Virgin Atlantic ordering/leasing 14 A330-900neo's plus 6 options
Replies: 178
Views: 34808

Re: Confirmed: Virgin Atlantic ordering/leasing 14 A330-900neo's plus 6 options

Does anyone else think an order of a220s and a321s is possible for virgin? They have short and long haul networks but virtually no medium haul network. Thoughts? I could see A220s being used by Connect as a way of expanding, but first they have to get the purchase of Flybe approved (it's currently ...

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by FabDiva
Thu May 23, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Door 2 Delete vs Door 3
Replies: 10
Views: 2857

Re: Door 2 Delete vs Door 3

Also given that the dense economy cabin is at the rear of the aircraft it probably makes more sense to have an emergency door there

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by FabDiva
Mon May 06, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.
Replies: 127
Views: 9937

Re: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.

MalcolmInTheMoM wrote:
Carry on baggage wouldn't be such a problem in evacuations if the safety demonstration included a line about leaving all objects behind.


Easyjet certainly include that.

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by FabDiva
Thu May 02, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier continues to disappoint
Replies: 30
Views: 10839

Re: Bombardier continues to disappoint

Bombardier have placed their Northern Ireland and Morroco based Aerostructures division up for sale https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-48130991 The aerospace firm, Bombardier, is putting its Belfast operation up for sale as part of a reorganisation of the business. The company is selling...

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