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...Jump to post
chunhimlai wrote:Gatwick is the only airport in London which have enough space to build 6 runways
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...Jump to post
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
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
mattyfitzg wrote:You’ll never know true inconvenience unless you’ve flown to/from Luton!
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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)
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...Jump to post
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 ?
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 ...Jump to post
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
Wheres the aircraft coming from ?
Dont they have slots at Gatwick that they lease out as they dont have enough aircraft?
KlimaBXsst wrote:Manchester is a far more user friendly airport than Heathrow. The British and Americans will be thrilled.
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ?
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 distanceJump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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