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by jamsco99
Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways network updates
Replies: 383
Views: 58835

Re: BA to permanently close LGW short-haul ?

Pre covid how profitable was ba at lgw?

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by jamsco99
Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 213
Views: 10993

Re: Airlines practicing social distancing in their cabins

I flew yesterday. Masks mandatory as per UK legislation. No middle seats blocked. Food and bev service as normal No queueing for toilet - have to wait until vacant before leaving seat. On exiting we were told to only stand up once the row in front had exited the aircraft (no one did, it was the stan...

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by jamsco99
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JET2 - what next ?
Replies: 122
Views: 23649

Re: JET2 - what next ?

I had 3 holidays booked with jet2 this summer. All cancelled (1 for next week was cancelled with 6 days notice).
They refund quick but I can't trust a company that cancels your holiday with 6 days notice.

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by jamsco99
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the future of LGW? What will it mean for the other hubs?
Replies: 86
Views: 10151

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

chunhimlai wrote:
Gatwick is the only airport in London which have enough space to build 6 runways


Really? Where? As the building of a second runway would flatten the village of charlwood

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by jamsco99
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the future of LGW? What will it mean for the other hubs?
Replies: 86
Views: 10151

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

I lived about 40kms west of LHR but it was significantly quicker (by public transport) to reach LGW. Once there I didn’t find LGW anything special. It was fine. LHR in my experience was equally fine but also nothing special though more interesting for an AVgeek obviously :) I'm 20 mins for Heathrow...

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by jamsco99
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the future of LGW? What will it mean for the other hubs?
Replies: 86
Views: 10151

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

People have been predicting the demise of Gatwick for decades but it always grows.
9/11, open skies was meant to see the demise of gatwick

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by jamsco99
Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the future of LGW? What will it mean for the other hubs?
Replies: 86
Views: 10151

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

If ba Is not back at gatwick they will increase the presence of level there Wizz is after some gatwick slots I still see Gatwick being a mix of legacy carriers such as Emirates, Qatar, tap, icelandair, turkish etc low cost such as air transat, west jet, easy jet Secondary national carriers such as p...

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by jamsco99
Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the future of LGW? What will it mean for the other hubs?
Replies: 86
Views: 10151

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

Why would they knock down 2 terminals that they've spent over £1billion refurbishing in the last 5 years? "Post covid-19 travel with limited space" Is that your long term outlook? Social distancing for the next 10 years plus? Read again, I am talking about South Terminal is not designed f...

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by jamsco99
Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the future of LGW? What will it mean for the other hubs?
Replies: 86
Views: 10151

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

LGW needs to reinvent itself. Possibly to accept the fate of a single runway airport with a brand new terminal to replace the North and South terminal, plus a low cost terminal in where the North terminal is now. The South Terminal today is definitely not designed for post Covid-19 travel with the ...

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by jamsco99
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the future of LGW? What will it mean for the other hubs?
Replies: 86
Views: 10151

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

Virtually all major legacy carriers will leave Gatwick Airport this year. Norwegian are all over the place and TUI is seeking help from the German government. It looks like LGW will become yet another low cost hub for London. I cannot understand how London will be able to sustain so many low cost h...

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by jamsco99
Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corsair 747 fly by over Kemble.
Replies: 19
Views: 4539

Re: Corsair 747 fly by over Kemble.

SpaceshipDC10 wrote:
jamsco99 wrote:
now the only 747 s are yul are the occasional KLM or royal air maroc.


Sorry to tell you that, but now it's only in your mind since neither of AT or KL are still operating the 747.


haha just seen its been retired for nearly 2 years

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by jamsco99
Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corsair 747 fly by over Kemble.
Replies: 19
Views: 4539

Re: Corsair 747 fly by over Kemble.

used to love seeing these parked at yul. now the only 747 s are yul are the occasional KLM or royal air maroc.

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by jamsco99
Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat to gradually resume flights from July 23rd
Replies: 23
Views: 6630

Re: Air Transat to gradually resume flights from July 23rd

Border with USA is still completely closed to all but some commercial traffic. Its not closed for air transportation just ground crossings FYI The US is still essentially still closed to air travel, as a 14 day quarantine upon return doesn't work for many unless they are unemployed, or working from...

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by jamsco99
Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The most distant/inconvenient airports to their city
Replies: 50
Views: 3383

Re: The most distant/inconvenient airports to their city

mattyfitzg wrote:
You’ll never know true inconvenience unless you’ve flown to/from Luton!


Luton isn't too bad (despite the bus), trains to st pancras taking 30 minutes.

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by jamsco99
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGW has 21 departing passengers in 1 day
Replies: 9
Views: 6040

LGW has 21 departing passengers in 1 day

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/02/eerily-quiet-just-21-passengers-at-gatwick-in-one-day-as-air-traffic-plummets-coronavirus I'm not too sure what the short term future will be for gatwick, with virgin and delta pulling out and news that wizz want to gain more slots a...

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by jamsco99
Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CCTV in Aircrafts
Replies: 54
Views: 4943

Re: CCTV in Aircrafts

A few years ago I flew with tui and announced that the plane is fitted with cctv. It clearly wasnt.
I assume it is just a way to scare people to behave. I think it was a greek island to lgw flight

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by jamsco99
Wed May 06, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1517
Views: 185300

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

although not many aircraft, virgin still has quite a big presence at gatwick. a lounge that is only a few years old and i think they have a big maintenance hanger too virgin holidays used to be based in crawley too (not sure if they still are) Millions of £ or $ the fact remains SRB has put million...

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by jamsco99
Wed May 06, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1517
Views: 185300

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

although not many aircraft, virgin still has quite a big presence at gatwick.
a lounge that is only a few years old and i think they have a big maintenance hanger too
virgin holidays used to be based in crawley too (not sure if they still are)

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by jamsco99
Tue May 05, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1517
Views: 185300

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

What is the possible future for a KLM-Air France deal with Virgin Atlantic? KLM is still one of my top picks for UK regional airlines (e.g. Flybe-style). since flights over the North Sea and Norwegian Sea to isolated areas in Scandinavia and the islands of the Atlantic Ocean are still very much nee...

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by jamsco99
Tue May 05, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1517
Views: 185300

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

Unless already confirmed, I assume this means delta wont launch their lgw flights now

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by jamsco99
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: EU flight cancelled- no longer offering refund ?
Replies: 34
Views: 3361

EU flight cancelled- no longer offering refund ?

I've read of Facebook (yes I know) that easyjet are no longer offering refunds for cancelled flights and are only offering a credit note.
My argument is that this cant be true as its illegal and EU airlines must offer a full refund if they cancel a flight.
Can anyone shed any light on this ?

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by jamsco99
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling
Replies: 170
Views: 13874

Re: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling

A lot of us who don’t live next to Heathrow are pretty exasperated by this whole situation. Just build the damn expansion already. I can understand those living next door to LHR being against it though. You mean the people who decided to move next door to an international airport,complaining about ...

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by jamsco99
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ac865 cancelled 2 days in a row
Replies: 3
Views: 2051

Re: Ac865 cancelled 2 days in a row

If 864 is still operating, what is happening to these aircraft once they arrive at lhr ?

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by jamsco99
Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ac865 cancelled 2 days in a row
Replies: 3
Views: 2051

Ac865 cancelled 2 days in a row

Ac865 lhr to yul was cancelled today and yesterday but it appears that ac864 yul to lhr still operated. Anyone know why ?

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by jamsco99
Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of YUL
Replies: 80
Views: 11747

Re: Future of YUL

Security to get airside at YULis already congested. Takes a minimum of 30 minutes at peak times

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by jamsco99
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RAF closes heathrow airspace for 20 minutes
Replies: 3
Views: 1629

Re: Raf closes heathrow airspace for 20 minutes

https://www.google.com/amp/s/news.sky.c ... e-11910712
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Couldn't see a thread about this already.

Closed for about 20 mins this morning

https://www.google.com/amp/s/news.sky.c ... e-11910712

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by jamsco99
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RAF closes heathrow airspace for 20 minutes
Replies: 3
Views: 1629

RAF closes heathrow airspace for 20 minutes

Auto correct modified raf to Rafael.
Mods please correct title

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by jamsco99
Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: British Airways To Launch Long-Haul Flights From Manchester
Replies: 176
Views: 28804

Re: Rumor: British Airways To Launch Long-Haul Flights From Manchester

Wheres the aircraft coming from ?

Dont they have slots at Gatwick that they lease out as they dont have enough aircraft?

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by jamsco99
Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: British Airways To Launch Long-Haul Flights From Manchester
Replies: 176
Views: 28804

Re: Rumor: British Airways To Launch Long-Haul Flights From Manchester

KlimaBXsst wrote:
Manchester is a far more user friendly airport than Heathrow. The British and Americans will be thrilled.


Never used it. Have used Stansted which is owned my MAG and stansted is without doubt the worst London airport aimed at the lowest common denominator of flyer

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by jamsco99
Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UK-Canada Flights
Replies: 14
Views: 2953

Re: UK-Canada Flights

I'm sure I read a while ago that the yield between london and canada is terrible.

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by jamsco99
Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New market for the Canary Islands
Replies: 65
Views: 9420

Re: New market for the Canary Islands

Why would people fly 7-8 hours for tacky 1960s holiday resorts? Either you hevent been in the Canaries or you dont know what tacky means...... @ jamsco99: Some resorts do show their age but the new ones ones are rather upscale like this one: https://images.app.goo.gl/XiL7ZH3NTddVG5XB7 Please visit ...

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by jamsco99
Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New market for the Canary Islands
Replies: 65
Views: 9420

Re: New market for the Canary Islands

Why would people fly 7-8 hours for tacky 1960s holiday resorts? I've been twice. In tenerife we struggled to find a spanish restaurant, they were all english food. Theres nothing cultural there and the towns are all resorts that have been planned with shopping centres the focal point of the town. L...

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by jamsco99
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New market for the Canary Islands
Replies: 65
Views: 9420

Re: New market for the Canary Islands

Why would people fly 7-8 hours for tacky 1960s holiday resorts?

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by jamsco99
Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF increasing YUL/YYZ
Replies: 69
Views: 12415

Re: AF increasing YUL/YYZ

Remember that there are AF buses from Ottawa, Quebec and st foy that connect with AF flights from yul.
you can buy through tickets to/from paris for them from AF. I think they may even be given "flight" numbers. You cant use these buses unless taking an AF transatlantic flight

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by jamsco99
Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF increasing YUL/YYZ
Replies: 69
Views: 12415

Re: AF increasing YUL/YYZ

I'm pretty surprised AF hasn't tried YQB. There's obviously a huge Quebec-France market, which is only growing with the increasing French migration to Quebec. YQB is a new market, one that's unproven. IIRC, AC had planned on offering YQB-CDG on the MAX 8 prior to it being grounded. Don't know if AF...

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by jamsco99
Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF increasing YUL/YYZ
Replies: 69
Views: 12415

Re: AF increasing YUL/YYZ

Air St. Pierre operates out of YUL, and has interline agreements with AF to transport passengers to St. Pierre and Miquelon. Other than 1/weekly summer seasonal service by ASL with the 737-700 this is the only permanent link to France for the territory. While it is not a primary driver of traffic i...

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by jamsco99
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF increasing YUL/YYZ
Replies: 69
Views: 12415

Re: AF increasing YUL/YYZ

Wonder why AF add more capacity on YUL instead of focusing on other NA markets where there could be higher yields such as ORD or IAH. Although both non-sky hubs I see potential for more than 1xdaily. It’s a known market for them, which has high volume and must perform well. No guarantees that there...

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by jamsco99
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand dropping LHR launch NYC
Replies: 261
Views: 58954

Re: Air New Zealand dropping LHR launch NYC

Out of interest how many planes did this route utilise and what was the eound trip time from Auckland in lieing layover at lhr

Thanks

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by jamsco99
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Jet2 unique rules
Replies: 17
Views: 7842

Jet2 unique rules

Have recently flown jet2 and there are a few rules they enforce that I've never seen before.

- no earphones to be worn whilst seat belt sign is on including take off and landing.

- you're not allowed to bring hot drinks onto the plane.

Do any other airlines enforce thess rules ?

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by jamsco99
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK-MAN in 5 hours 20 minutes on VS B747?!
Replies: 38
Views: 10754

Re: JFK-MAN in 5 hours 20 minutes on VS B747?!

I fly yul to lhr or lgw twice yearly. Sometimes we've done that in 5 hours. I remember a particularly fast flight on a thomas cook 757 (canadian affair)

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by jamsco99
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why aren't empty flights cancelled?
Replies: 47
Views: 10748

Re: Why aren't empty flights cancelled?

In the EU if a cancellation is not weather or strike related and you get to your final destination 6+hrs later than expected every pax can claim up to 600 euros. I personally got 600 euros last month due to a cancelled flight. There are a few other reasons and compensation amount is based on distance

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by jamsco99
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why aren't empty flights cancelled?
Replies: 47
Views: 10748

Re: Why aren't empty flights cancelled?

I remember once catching the last easyjet flight of the season from Tivat to lgw. We watched the people disembark the outbound flight when it landed at tivat and I think there was just 8 people on that flight

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by jamsco99
Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Gatwick Slots - Willie Walsh
Replies: 52
Views: 14056

Re: Thomas Cook Gatwick Slots - Willie Walsh

Aren't the slots mainly afternoon departures?

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by jamsco99
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA pilots call off strike on September 27th, 2019
Replies: 133
Views: 22413

Re: BA pilots to strike, 9-10 27 September.

PIT-LHR is cancelled - is the 787 going to sit at PIT indefinitely or would they have someone come in to ferry the plane back to London? I'm thinking it's the latter. Forgive me; don't know much about the logistics of planes when it comes to these strikes. I assume it will sit overnight at pit and ...

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by jamsco99
Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada fined for not using French language
Replies: 148
Views: 24915

Re: Air Canada fined for not using French language

I mean surely most people who speak French in Canada are bilingual, no? Yeah, they are. Some of the French ones pretend like to pretend that they don’t, but they do. I’ve had some absolutely refuse to speak English to me as an American on a recent trip to Quebec City. I was treated better in Paris ...

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by jamsco99
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to Gatwick again
Replies: 17
Views: 3119

Re: Delta to Gatwick again

Can’t post it but I see Dl will be operating a 757 service from BOS to LGW in the fall Smart move Out of genuine benign curiosity, why is it a smart move? I would assume they are flying into LGW, for the same reason most airlines fly into LGW... They couldn’t get a slot at LHR.. Though maybe you ha...

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by jamsco99
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to Gatwick again
Replies: 17
Views: 3119

Re: Delta to Gatwick again

Well it's now been confirmed which metal will be doing the flights.
Virgin will do the JFK rotation and delta will do the Boston one

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by jamsco99
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian plane loses small pieces over inhabitated area at FCO
Replies: 41
Views: 13546

Re: Norwegian plane loses small pieces over inhabitated area at FCO

A Norwegian 787 was also pushed back into a fence yesterday at gatwick.
I did start a thread on it but as often happens with my threads it was deleted without an explanation

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by jamsco99
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to YYZ -- Why the Decline
Replies: 33
Views: 9328

Re: BA to YYZ -- Why the Decline

Although not yyz, I flew ba yul to lhr last week.
Only about 25 people on the flight were o&d with the majority connecting.
The stewards announced some info about connecting to India (wasnt really listening so dont know what)

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