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by jamsco99
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Jet2 unique rules
Replies: 16
Views: 1830

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: 8795

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: 8031

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: 8031

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: 53
Views: 11922

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: 132
Views: 19539

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: 147
Views: 19788

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: 2720

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: 2720

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: 12435

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: 8640

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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by jamsco99
Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Airports 2019 statistics
Replies: 131
Views: 17913

Re: Canadian Airports 2019 statistics

A sterile international pier is a requirement for “transit without visa”. Makes connecting at YUL that much smoother. But you need a transit Visa for canada (if not Visa exempt or already hold s Visa). Surely the only connections at yul are domestic to international / usa or international to usa (o...

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by jamsco99
Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Airports 2019 statistics
Replies: 131
Views: 17913

Re: Canadian Airports 2019 statistics

More passengers and airlines at YUL is good, but it has its negatives, especially if the infrastructure isn’t designed to accommodate the growth. Gate hold upon arrival and remote parking are more and more common at YUL. There simply aren’t enough contact gates for everyone during the evening rush ...

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by jamsco99
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Airports 2019 statistics
Replies: 131
Views: 17913

Re: Canadian Airports 2019 statistics

Yul is close to bursting. In the evening when the euro heavies depart it is packed No wonder, here are all the trans-Atlantic flights listed for tonight. 18:40 AH2701 Alger / 18:45 OS74 Vienna / 18:50 KL672 Amsterdam 19:00 TS546 Bordeaux / 19:05 AC808 Casablanca / 19:05 AC874 Frankfurt / 19:10 AC82...

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by jamsco99
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Airports 2019 statistics
Replies: 131
Views: 17913

Re: Canadian Airports 2019 statistics

SpaceshipDC10 wrote:
First half of the year


YWG - 2,227,005 +4,7%

YOW - 2,568,201 +2,7%

YUL - 9,684,355 +5,7%

YVR - 12,682,497 +2,4%


Yul is close to bursting. In the evening when the euro heavies depart it is packed

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by jamsco99
Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YUL looks like a mini DOH
Replies: 19
Views: 6678

Re: YUL looks like a mini DOH

AT have a morning and evening departure from yul. Rouge also flies this route.

I used to like it when AT used the 747 to YUL. The 747 looks amazing from inside the departures area of YUL when on stand.

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by jamsco99
Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA using remote gates
Replies: 31
Views: 7165

Re: BA using remote gates

... and after being bussed to the aircraft at Montreal, I'm now at a remote stand at lhr being bussed to the terminal.
Although I was on a quite empty 787-800

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by jamsco99
Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA using remote gates
Replies: 31
Views: 7165

Re: BA using remote gates

BasilFawlty wrote:
At European airports it depends if that particular gate with a jet bridge is capable of handling non-Schengen flights.


I know in porto a few weeks ago it could. I think there was 4 get bridges in the non schengen area.

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by jamsco99
Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA using remote gates
Replies: 31
Views: 7165

BA using remote gates

Lots of threads about BA cost cutting recently. My past few flights I've been at remote gates when arriving European airports on BA (bussed to terminal, no jet bridges used even though the airport has them). My flight tonight from YUL on a 787 with BA is also at a remote gate,needing to be bussed to...

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by jamsco99
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA move to T5 in LHR?
Replies: 72
Views: 12024

Re: AA move to T5 in LHR?

Skyguy wrote:
Do BA use T5A for widebodies? I seem to recall only seeing narrow bodies there.


There are a few remote gates that you get bused to from terminal 5a.
I was bussed onto a 787 last week

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by jamsco99
Fri May 10, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Air Transat a scheduled or charter airline? Or both? Could or would they ever merge with WestJet?
Replies: 15
Views: 3076

Re: Is Air Transat a scheduled or charter airline? Or both? Could or would they ever merge with WestJet?

Also on a side note. Oxford circus tube station was covered In full wall and ceiling posters for westjet

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by jamsco99
Fri May 10, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Air Transat a scheduled or charter airline? Or both? Could or would they ever merge with WestJet?
Replies: 15
Views: 3076

Re: Is Air Transat a scheduled or charter airline? Or both? Could or would they ever merge with WestJet?

Transat sell through Canadian affair which they own. They're often advertised in London newspapers both as transat and Canadian affair

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by jamsco99
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Stansted aims to secure flights to 25 long haul destinations over the next 5 years
Replies: 76
Views: 12364

Re: London Stansted aims to secure flights to 25 long haul destinations over the next 5 years

STN is my local airport - I am in Cambridge and it is about 30 minutes’ drive from my home - but I avoid using. Why? Because it is such a miserable experience to use from a passenger’s perspective. It starts with the drop off - the greedy, grasping airport charges £2.00 (or is it £3.00 now?) to hav...

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by jamsco99
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3am scheduled departure from lgw
Replies: 11
Views: 3814

Re: 3am scheduled departure from lgw

With there being a 3 hour gap either side between this and other departures is anything open airside?
Until I saw this flight I thought airside closed overnight to allow for cleaning, maintenance etc

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by jamsco99
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3am scheduled departure from lgw
Replies: 11
Views: 3814

3am scheduled departure from lgw

Ps114 is scheduled to depart lgw at 0300.
The departures either side of this flight are at 2200 and 0600. Just find it odd that theres this random flight in the middle of the night. Does Gatwick not have a departure curfew?

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by jamsco99
Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Departures in the middle of the night
Replies: 88
Views: 14038

Re: Departures in the middle of the night

You should go to Ibiza airport at 1am in July. It's packed

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by jamsco99
Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What foreign airlines overnight at LHR
Replies: 4
Views: 1139

What foreign airlines overnight at LHR

Arrived at terminal 2 at 2255 yesterday and saw
1 x swiss
1 x tap Portugal
3 x Lufthansa
1 x Brussels (in tomorrowland livery).

Just wondered what foreign airlines overnight at Heathrow?

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by jamsco99
Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CDG 1990's - Lift/Elevator/Jetway buses?
Replies: 29
Views: 4537

Re: CDG 1990's - Lift/Elevator/Jetway buses?

Yul still has about 6 of these in use.
A few years ago I arrived at yul and was one of the last to get off the plane, there was only two of us and the crew in the people carrier

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by jamsco99
Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta now using facial recognition technology at the international terminal in ATL
Replies: 19
Views: 2883

Re: Delta now using facial recognition technology at the international terminal in ATL

Atlwarrior wrote:
Once again Delta leading the pack.


havent easyjet been trailing this at Gatwick for a while?

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by jamsco99
Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Small airports with 24 hour commercial ops
Replies: 52
Views: 6159

Re: Small airports with 24 hour commercial ops

What about ibiza, they seem to have lots of departures to the uk between 0000 and 0400

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by jamsco99
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air financial trouble?
Replies: 74
Views: 21289

Re: WOW Air financial trouble?

Wow has a terrible on time performance too. When my YUL-kef-lgw flight was delayed. The compensation I received was more than the ticket cost.
Surely all that compensation must be hurting their bottom line

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by jamsco99
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Stansted aims to secure flights to 25 long haul destinations over the next 5 years
Replies: 76
Views: 12364

Re: London Stansted aims to secure flights to 25 long haul destinations over the next 5 years

It is good to read several posts that are critical of Stansted. I have used it perhaps a hundred times in the last ten years. In my experience it has been a period of relentless and apparently deliberate worsening of standards. Under BAA management it was an attractive, light and airy place with la...

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by jamsco99
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Stansted aims to secure flights to 25 long haul destinations over the next 5 years
Replies: 76
Views: 12364

Re: London Stansted aims to secure flights to 25 long haul destinations over the next 5 years

If they want premium long-haul passengers they will need to upgrade the passenger experience. I hadn't flown from there for years until I passed through in January and was shocked at what a run-down and crowded dump it is. Not as bad as Luton, but bad all the same. Agreed. I've been through there 3...

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by jamsco99
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help ID: 747-428 over YUL, August 30th, 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 2164

Re: Help ID: 747-428 over YUL, August 30th, 2018

A few years ago royal air maroc used to fly 10x weekly to YUL in summer. Once daily with 747 and not sure of equipment used on the 3 times a week flight.

Do Corsair no longer use a 747 to YUL?

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by jamsco99
Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2nd longest non stop MAX flight begins today
Replies: 109
Views: 21450

Re: 2nd longest non stop MAX flight begins today

Samrnpage wrote:
I get restless on a 2 hour Jet2 737 flight, I dont think I could last 6 hours on a 737, what do you do? They are not 29inch seats are they?


On jet 2 they constantly play that song by jess glynn.. makes me restless too

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by jamsco99
Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick IT Outage: Whiteboards Used For Flight Information
Replies: 18
Views: 2865

Re: Gatwick IT Outage: Whiteboards Used For Flight Information

Good job it was at Gatwick.
Stansted don't display gate info on their website

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by jamsco99
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 293
Views: 45179

Re: Hifly A380 Operating LGW-JFK

Aren't gatwicks a380 gates at the north terminal, whereas DY operates from the south ?

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by jamsco99
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New planned destinations from LHR and any routes you think could start in the near future.
Replies: 37
Views: 4105

Re: New planned destinations from LHR and any routes you think could start in the near future.

LH658 wrote:
Dhaka Colombo - BA
Peshawar - PIA
Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad - BA or Norwegian
CCU, HYD, Amritsar - AI, Norwegian, BA
YEG - AC, BA, Air Transat


Air transat tried LHR once but didn't last long

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by jamsco99
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stansted airport luggage chaos due to staff shortage.
Replies: 10
Views: 1371

Re: Stansted airport luggage chaos due to staff shortage.

I was caught up in this after flying fr8116 on Saturday night.
2 hours 45 minutes from arrival to bags.

Also all the flights disappeared off the screens so everyone had to search the belts for their flights baggage.

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by jamsco99
Sat May 12, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: how far in advance will boarding passes work
Replies: 14
Views: 2226

how far in advance will boarding passes work

boarding pass has been printed at home, no luggage to check and wanting to head straight through security, how far in advance can you realistically go airside. For example would the boarding pass not work until at least 4 hours prior to the flight? do different airports have differing times or is th...

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by jamsco99
Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Busiest passenger airport during midnight/early morning
Replies: 23
Views: 4109

Re: Busiest passenger airport during midnight/early morning

Busy when compared to daytime but I think the majority of flights from ibiza are between 2300 and 0400

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by jamsco99
Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Winter demand stronger between Paris and Montreal than between London and Toronto ?
Replies: 24
Views: 4228

Re: Is Winter demand stronger between Paris and Montreal than between London and Toronto ?

I've always wondered why AC does not operate a daytime flight between YUL and CDG given that it does between YYZ and LHR. Montreal and Paris are two very important French speaking cities in the developed world so I presume traffic would be there. I believe AF operates 3-4 daily flights between the ...

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by jamsco99
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concerns that DY is running out of cash reserves
Replies: 58
Views: 21344

Re: Concerns that DY is running out of cash reserves

Simple question.... based on their rumoured financial performance would you book a flight with them ?

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by jamsco99
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747 Fleet Routes 2018-Details
Replies: 132
Views: 17499

Re: B747 Fleet Routes 2018-Details

Do royal air morac still have theirs and corsair.
Used to see them both at yul

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by jamsco99
Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about YYZ
Replies: 5
Views: 1103

Re: Question about YYZ

I know its not yyz but in yul you can Thanks! I was wondering about YUL as well! used to be separate, but i think they had a shortage of gates for international flights so they merged them together. Sunday evening was horrible, as now there is one security check point for both domestic and non USA ...

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by jamsco99
Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about YYZ
Replies: 5
Views: 1103

Re: Question about YYZ

I know its not yyz but in yul you can

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by jamsco99
Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New Year's Eve on a plane
Replies: 23
Views: 5457

Re: New Year's Eve on a plane

Have flown a few times on new years eve, most recently was 4 hours ago on Ac864 from yul to LHR. ☺ It was announced we are over Halifax and it is now midnight here so happy New year. On a side note the plane was full. Another time i flew virgin from vegas to lgw and they announced at the gate prior ...

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by jamsco99
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air increased 98 % in one year
Replies: 6
Views: 2097

Re: WOW Air increased 98 % in one year

Paid me more than the cost of the flight for compensation and based on their on time performance I doubt I'm the only one

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by jamsco99
Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ryanair enhances hand luggage policy
Replies: 42
Views: 3680

Re: Ryanair enhances hand luggage policy

When Ryanair ask you to gate check a bag they usually put a yellow tag on it then ask you to leave it at the bottom of the stairs to the plane. I've seen quite a few people remove this tag and just carry on as normal

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by jamsco99
Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air founder considers sale; strategic partnerships
Replies: 28
Views: 5416

Re: WOW Air founder considers sale; strategic partnerships

Horrible airline with them blaming the delays caused by them stretching their fleet on weather. It took 9 months and numerous emails to get my entitled compensation for delay.. rant over

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