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by azz767
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 B747 and one A330 of Virgin at Orlando airport today ( video ) all at the same time.
Replies: 56
Views: 11881

Re: 5 B747 and one A330 of Virgin at Orlando airport today ( video ) all at the same time.

I’ve never understood the appeal of Orlando. For Brits particularly - flying 4,000 plus miles to go to theme parks in the 35 degree heat. We have theme parks in the U.K. Agreed, they’re not as good. But there is zero culture in Orlando. My holidays as a child were in France...camping, sailing, cycl...

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by azz767
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 B747 and one A330 of Virgin at Orlando airport today ( video ) all at the same time.
Replies: 56
Views: 11881

Re: 5 B747 and one A330 of Virgin at Orlando airport today ( video ) all at the same time.

I’ve never understood the appeal of Orlando. For Brits particularly - flying 4,000 plus miles to go to theme parks in the 35 degree heat. We have theme parks in the U.K. Agreed, they’re not as good. But there is zero culture in Orlando. My holidays as a child were in France...camping, sailing, cycl...

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by azz767
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why can't AA make JFK-MAN work but it can JFK-EDI? And also UA from ORD & IAD to MAN?
Replies: 113
Views: 8678

Re: Why can't AA make JFK-MAN work but it can JFK-EDI? And also UA from ORD & IAD to MAN?

It will be interesting to see what UA turn to after the 757's go for their Western Europe routes they fly them on. 763's seem the logical choice but will it be too much a/c for some of the routes

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by azz767
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why can't AA make JFK-MAN work but it can JFK-EDI? And also UA from ORD & IAD to MAN?
Replies: 113
Views: 8678

Re: Why can't AA make JFK-MAN work but it can JFK-EDI? And also UA from ORD & IAD to MAN?

It will be interesting to see what UA turn to after the 757's go for their Western Europe routes they fly them on. 763's seem the logical choice but will it be too much a/c for some of the routes

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by azz767
Sat May 20, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vueling cuts many UK flights
Replies: 18
Views: 5660

Re: Vueling cuts many UK flights

The more likely reason is they are, in reality a poor airline. It's not that there's too much competition because if you're the best of the competition then it makes no difference, the fact is, Ryanair and easyjet are better airlines, rarely late and you get what you pay for, vueling you pay more fo...

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by azz767
Thu May 18, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow Expansion Likely to be Approved
Replies: 78
Views: 10402

Re: Heathrow Expansion Likely to be Approved

Heathrow will get the go ahead for one very good reason. No one wants jeremy corbyn to run the country(including me), and as a labour person it pains me to say it and have him lead the party, but this election was over the minute it got announced. The tory's will get in and approve expansion and it ...

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by azz767
Thu May 11, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomson Airways Fleet repaint...?
Replies: 18
Views: 2118

Re: Thomson Airways Fleet repaint...?

I thought it was purely the airlines that were changing the names, as far as I know Thomson holidays and first choice will still remain but you will be booked on a tui airlines flight not Thomson airways

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by azz767
Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch starts 737 changeover
Replies: 30
Views: 13338

Re: Monarch starts 737 changeover

Not sure getting 737s after years of A320/21s is a forward move in terms of pax experience.... still... Looking at the seat pitch in their fleet I don't think pax experience is something Monarch is all too concerned about. You're not wrong, I was on one of their older 320's back in October and it w...

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by azz767
Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How's IAH-MAN-SIN (SQ 51/52) doing?
Replies: 41
Views: 9255

Re: How's IAH-MAN-SIN (SQ 51/52) doing?

I'm sure you are right, they have targeted transfer traffic from Scotland (probably mostly Aberdeen). However, the overall market strength is not there for SQ in EDI/GLA/ABZ. There are a lot of oil services businesses in and around the Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool area, as well as medical/pharma an...

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by azz767
Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways American Operations
Replies: 82
Views: 16354

Re: British Airways American Operations

Isn't BA maxed out on their slot usage at LHR? And if so, doesn't that mean that any new LHR-XXX flight by BA would have to come at the expense of frequency reductions somewhere else? Thus for BA to add a new destination in North America, it would not only just have to be profitable and/or make goo...

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by azz767
Fri Feb 24, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why isn't the 764 more successful on TATL flights?
Replies: 62
Views: 13172

Re: Why isn't the 764 more successful on TATL flights?

With its good capacity and moderate range, why isn't the 764 more successful on TATL flights? It has actually been the most successful on TATL flights. Looking at planned routes for this summer: 764 routes that are not TATL DL ATL-LIM DL ATL-EZE UA IAD-IAH UA IAD-GRU UA IAD-HNL 764 routes that are ...

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by azz767
Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Storm Doris hits UK
Replies: 30
Views: 3731

Re: Storm Doris hits UK

Also a number of EZY and RYR diverts and even a BEE to Chester according to FR24!

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by azz767
Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN News 57. No Stopping Chinese Links..
Replies: 351
Views: 75845

Re: MAN News 57. No Stopping Chinese Links..

Might be too early to ask/say, but does anyone know which airlines will be allocated to which terminals once the £1bn expansion project has completed? Am I right in thinking T1 will be knocked down and T2 and T3 will be expanding, but linked better? Will T2 become the 'main' terminal with all the l...

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by azz767
Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic LGW operations and former routes
Replies: 26
Views: 4657

Re: Virgin Atlantic LGW operations and former routes

I thought they start on remote as they don't have first wave departures, more along the lines of 11am-2pm, so they get moved from remote onto contact after the first morning wave? I'm sure the same is done at MAN if the arriving a/c is early.

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by azz767
Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A318 flight grounded after engineers download wrong map
Replies: 22
Views: 6333

Re: BA A318 didn't make it to NYC

This is a very poorly worded thread title, anyways it's an engineer programming the thing and I guess he just assumed Europe since he say a baby bus. Fair point. I also could not believe the whole globe was programmed into the system. Especially with the type of passenger using this flight, i cant ...

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by azz767
Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A318 flight grounded after engineers download wrong map
Replies: 22
Views: 6333

BA A318 flight grounded after engineers download wrong map

http://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/incidents/flight-from-london-to-new-york-grounded-after-engineers-download-the-wrong-map/news-story/93fb3279818302ac30478135be95ebff not seen a thread for this. I cannot believe how this has happened, quite comical really considering the only place the a3...

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by azz767
Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Long Haul - Gatwick
Replies: 58
Views: 13086

Re: BA Long Haul - Gatwick

The problem for LGW, and MAN for that matter as there's rumours BA are re-considering MAN, is that the perfect sized a/c for starting new routes are the new 787's which will never leave LHR until they like the 772's now, are older and dont have to recoup the investment on them. So BA have to be sure...

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by azz767
Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Adds Sixth Daily EWR-LHR-EWR
Replies: 21
Views: 6406

Re: UA Adds Sixth Daily EWR-LHR-EWR

Perhaps this question is for a different thread, but frankly I do not entirely understand why "Brexit" is having such a chilly effect on both leisure and business travel to the UK? I do believe I understand Brexit itself, but not so much in relation travel to the Great Britain per se. And...

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by azz767
Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Liveries you loved..then didn't?
Replies: 29
Views: 3805

Re: Liveries you loved..then didn't?

Flybe's purple one. At first i thought it was querky and different, now i think is bloody awful

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by azz767
Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where G-EUNA or G-EUNB stay when not flying.
Replies: 10
Views: 5053

Re: Where G-EUNA or G-EUNB stay when not flying.

How often do they change over on average?

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by azz767
Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA: Convert 753 to PS?
Replies: 13
Views: 3437

Re: UA: Convert 753 to PS?

The 753 is unique in UAs fleet. It's purpose is a massive, domestic narrowbody people mover. Routes that require that kind of lift include hub-to-hub, MCO and Hawaii, and any other route where it makes sense to move that many people. In fact, part of me says UA should pull a DL and scoop up any use...

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by azz767
Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Liveries?
Replies: 9
Views: 2815

Re: Virgin Atlantic Liveries?

There's also technically a difference within the new livery as there's different shades of red on different a/c if I remember correctly the A330's were painted in the wrong shade, the first few at least and have a darker tail than other a/c in the VS fleet

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by azz767
Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 787 and 777 question
Replies: 8
Views: 2581

Re: BA 787 and 777 question

With the strong increase in transatlantic services at MAN and AA struggling to compete, and now with VIR starting to establish a bigger base, I wouldn't be surprised if BA were looking at MAN again with those 777's to take over from AA initially but then to grow

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by azz767
Tue Jan 03, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Virgin Atlantics A330's useless?
Replies: 70
Views: 20289

Re: Are Virgin Atlantics A330's useless?

I've posed this question before and did not get an answer...With 5 full 747 flights a day to MCO in the summer, what will the replacement aircraft be when the queen is retired? The answer is out there if you bothered looking, it's an Airbus 350-1000 which VS recently ordered. The problem is in the ...

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by azz767
Mon Dec 19, 2016 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is going to happen with Monarch's A320 Fleet?
Replies: 11
Views: 3478

Re: What is going to happen with Monarch's A320 Fleet?

After the drama in October it will be interesting to see MON's future pan out. The max's are definitely happening and on my flight with them mid October when it was all happening all you could see regarding MON was the max order. There problem the last few years has been constantly changing their mi...

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by azz767
Fri Dec 16, 2016 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airBaltic becomes CS300 launch operator
Replies: 39
Views: 9208

Re: airBaltic becomes CS300 launch operator

Got to be one of the best looking commercial airliners in production today, if not the best. I love air Baltics corporate colour as well. Lifts the standard white colour scheme no end

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by azz767
Fri Dec 16, 2016 8:49 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: New Airliners.net Homepage Preview
Replies: 152
Views: 13349

Re: New Airliners.net Homepage Preview

Can we have the feature back on the forums where when you hover over the abbreviated airports/airline codes the full name shows up in a window?

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by azz767
Wed Dec 14, 2016 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Virgin Atlantics A330's useless?
Replies: 70
Views: 20289

Re: Are Virgin Atlantics A330's useless?

The problem is they simply aren't big enough for MCO, LGW is 3 744's peak summer and MAN is 2 744's and year round they are always packed. I know some a350's are going to LGW but to cover MAN capacity you will need 3 daily 330's. However i dont think there is enough LHR 330's to go up to do that wit...

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by azz767
Wed Dec 14, 2016 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ will start flying the A350 to IAH
Replies: 20
Views: 3709

Re: SQ will start flying the A350 to IAH

As people have said, its not really much of a downguage as there is only a loss of 11 seats per flight, and with the lower cost of the a350 which should make the route(s) more profitable, its more likely to go up to daily, which would end up being an increase. CX are downgauging to the 350 as well. ...

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by azz767
Tue Dec 06, 2016 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor and the 767/757
Replies: 11
Views: 2127

Re: Condor and the 767/757

Well four of them are going to UK branch next year to replace the 2 767's going to DE. I agree it will either be used 330's or it will be whatever the group decides to move on to next which i think will be more of a network wide order, replacing the long haul fleets of all the airlines, whether that...

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by azz767
Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS launch 3rd daily LAX next May.
Replies: 55
Views: 8703

Re: VS launch 3rd daily LAX next May.

The only problem with replacing the 744 is replacing it with something that's going to the job it does well enough, lets hope the A35K does so. The 744's are always full to the brim in summer and hold strong loads the rest of the year, so I wouldn't worry about the competition in that sense. I think...

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by azz767
Mon Nov 14, 2016 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL/VS/9W Partnership
Replies: 2
Views: 1011

Re: DL/VS/9W Partnership

Makes you wonder if 9W would move their AMS operation to an expanded LHR when its ready with the amount of options they will have available through DL and VS

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by azz767
Thu Nov 10, 2016 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could IAG Purchase Icelandair
Replies: 12
Views: 2745

Re: Could IAG Purchase Icelandair

yellowtail wrote:
thekorean wrote:
What can FI do that EI can't do?

737s deep into smaller markets in North America


Why would that help BA? They have AA and its thousands of regional airlines for that. Whichever way you travel its still one stop and alls buying FI would do is take pax off BA's own services

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by azz767
Wed Nov 09, 2016 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Continue YVR Expansion with YVR-LGW & YVR-FRA
Replies: 21
Views: 5229

Re: AC Continue YVR Expansion with YVR-LGW & YVR-FRA

Surely MAN should be next for YVR, only TS on the route currently

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by azz767
Mon Nov 07, 2016 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN News 57. No Stopping Chinese Links..
Replies: 351
Views: 75845

Re: MAN News 57. No Stopping Chinese Links..

Gaps for EZY but hardly for MAN. FAO and ACE especially. ZAG has been mentioned on another forum. I would like to see some more cities not currently served rather than the normal sun destinations

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by azz767
Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA returns to 10-abreast 777 seating, increases A320 seating
Replies: 116
Views: 20821

Re: BA returns to 10-abreast 777 seating, increases A320 seating

Can anyone see this being because Norwegian will probably want to move ops to the expanded LHR?

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by azz767
Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin v BA at Orlando, market share.
Replies: 13
Views: 2528

Re: Virgin v BA at Orlando, market share.

Its no surprise. VS have far better product, on far better equipment and better standard of service. When the 350's come to replace the 744's I really struggle to see how BA will compete.

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by azz767
Thu Oct 27, 2016 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA announce FLL-LGW
Replies: 67
Views: 9564

Re: BA announce FLL-LGW

Not too much of a response to DY. If the third runway at heathrow goes ahead the whole of that beach fleet will be at LHR so quick, DY and VS will have that market to themselves

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by azz767
Tue Oct 25, 2016 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breaking: Heathrow 3rd Runway approved
Replies: 200
Views: 19148

Re: Breaking: Heathrow 3rd Runway approved

Its ok all these people saying LGW or even Stansted would be a cheaper, more environmentally friendly option, but the simple fact is, the airlines will dictate where the capacity goes and the airlines all want to fly to LHR.

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by azz767
Tue Oct 25, 2016 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Intra-Europe widebody routes for summer 2017?
Replies: 67
Views: 10654

Re: Inter-Europe widebody routes for summer 2017?

Thomas Cook will operate a number of high density routes with their A330 fleet to the Med and out to the Islands, as will Condor with the 767 fleet. These get forgotten even though they have become scheduled and tickets are available freely. Icelandair's 767 should also appear between KEF and LHR/C...

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by azz767
Tue Oct 25, 2016 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breaking: Heathrow 3rd Runway approved
Replies: 200
Views: 19148

Re: Breaking: Heathrow 3rd Runway approved

Will there be gates in between the new runway and the existing northern runway as is shown on a lot of plans?

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by azz767
Tue Oct 25, 2016 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scoot to start UK routes as of next year
Replies: 22
Views: 3839

Re: Scoot to start UK routes as of next year

Not a chance you will see them at MAN, SIA have just added direct flights here, and I know the cargo on the MAN route is supposed to be very profitable, makes no sense to switch over to a loco 787

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by azz767
Tue Oct 25, 2016 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breaking: Heathrow 3rd Runway approved
Replies: 200
Views: 19148

Re: UK runway decision

Its a step forward and I'm glad Theresa May has had the guts to even make a decision on it. However until the diggers are in the ground and the work has started, I still remain cautious as to whether it will happen, as much as it needs to

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by azz767
Mon Oct 24, 2016 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA short of long haul aircraft?
Replies: 21
Views: 9147

Re: BA short of long haul aircraft?

I did wonder if it was an engine thing as with winglets I assume they would have been a tad cheaper to operate, thus giving them a chance of a few more years of service

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by azz767
Mon Oct 24, 2016 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA short of long haul aircraft?
Replies: 21
Views: 9147

Re: BA short of long haul aircraft?

Just out of interest, does anyone know why BA never got winglets attached to its long haul 767's?

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by azz767
Mon Oct 24, 2016 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pondering Oneworld without Air Berlin
Replies: 35
Views: 7200

Re: Pondering Oneworld without Air Berlin

If I was OW id be trying to get wizzair on board for their exposure into eastern europe, an area where OW has not been great in. Also it would give them in my view a chance to merge both locos into one with vueling and wizz, getting rid of a brand with a shocking reputation and really poor quality s...

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by azz767
Mon Oct 24, 2016 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN News 57. No Stopping Chinese Links..
Replies: 351
Views: 75845

Re: MAN News 57. No Stopping Chinese Links..

I think MAN deserves a lot of credit for the way it continues to grow, developing its route network, airline options, and based units. All to tie in with the transformation plan it all looks promising. For me, the biggest challenge for MAN over the next 3-4 years will be the stand space whilst the i...

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by azz767
Thu Oct 20, 2016 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyBe makes LCY-CWL route permanent
Replies: 2
Views: 655

Re: FlyBe makes LCY-CWL route permanent

What equipment has been used on this route?

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by azz767
Mon Oct 03, 2016 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA consolidating 763 Fleet @ EWR/764’s at IAD
Replies: 45
Views: 10390

Re: UA consolidating 763 Fleet @ EWR/764’s at IAD

What will happen to the flights to the UK regions? All of which are operated on B757's? None other than MAN you would think could support a widebody and with the competition at MAN nowadays from the likes of TCX, VIR and the other US carriers, will UA even be able to but widebodies on the MAN routes?

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