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by David_itl
Thu Jul 08, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/21: I remember that Summer in Dublin
Replies: 337
Views: 36070

Re: Irish 7/21: I remember that Summer in Dublin

It is absolutely essential as one of the things preventing US Citizens from booking seats was (hint, read that last word again!) the lack of a UK AOC and that EI as an Irish carrier would not have been permitted to fly to the States out of the UK as I believe the US-UK open skies treaty doesn't allo...

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by David_itl
Tue Jul 06, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/21: I remember that Summer in Dublin
Replies: 337
Views: 36070

Re: Irish 7/21: I remember that Summer in Dublin

It's all been set up with HQ at Belfast City, I looked at BA Cityflyer as I knew they are based in Didbury to see what they do and aircraft are registered there which is why I'm a bit curious as to why have the MAN address for Aer Lingus UK

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by David_itl
Tue Jul 06, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/21: I remember that Summer in Dublin
Replies: 337
Views: 36070

Re: Irish 7/21: I remember that Summer in Dublin

Find it odd that the EI A330 has "registered owners" Aer Lingus (UK) Ltd as expected but the address is not in Belfast but at MAN. I thought you don't need to necessarily have to use the airport you will be predominantly flying from as the "registered" address of the aircraft?

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by David_itl
Wed Jun 09, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston (IAH/HOU) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 132
Views: 21240

Re: Houston (IAH/HOU) Aviation Thread - 2021

some news about the return of SQ...[urlhttps://aboutmanchester.co.uk/singapore-airlines-relaunches-flights-from-manchester-airport-in-july/[/url] "Manchester Airport’s Managing Director, Karen Smart said: “We look forward to working with our colleagues at Singapore Airlines to make this returni...

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by David_itl
Wed Jun 09, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2021
Replies: 28
Views: 8329

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2021

Some benefit of of the doubt time now to be given to BA who are now auithorised to codeshare on the Aer Lingus services to the USA. Aer Lingus (UK) still not got it's AOC but steady progress is what the CAA is describing the process and with reported "strong bookings" on the routes even th...

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by David_itl
Tue Jun 08, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2021
Replies: 28
Views: 8329

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2021

Fantastic news as Singapore Airlines is restarting a 3 weekly terminating services from 17th July and hope to build frequency back up and restore the Houston link in due course https://www.thebusinessdesk.com/northwest/news/2080208-manchester-remains-key-for-singapore-airlines-as-it-recommences-dire...

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by David_itl
Sun May 09, 2021 10:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-Av Pic Thread - 2021
Replies: 13
Views: 2013

Re: Non-Av Pic Thread - 2021

I've been keeping it very local for most of this year i.e. going to the park and playing field 10 minutes away from me. Mostly done to Covid 19 non-leisure based restriction but the weather's been a bit "iffy" for round Manchester (the local playing field became flooded and nearly reached ...

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by David_itl
Sun Apr 25, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 252
Views: 35027

Re: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2021

Virgin has cut BFS-MCO and GLA-MCO for 2021 given the ongoing indecisiveness from the devolved Northern Irish and Scottish Governments regarding international travel

https://www.glasgowlive.co.uk/news/glasgow-news/virgin-atlantic-cancel-flights-glasgow-20451441

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by David_itl
Sun Apr 18, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 19 seaters in Europe
Replies: 59
Views: 7444

Re: 19 seaters in Europe

some from the 1980s. Air Ecosse used Emb110s in the UK and there was Metropolitan Airways who operated for Dan Air on routes like Bournemouth–Cardiff/Birmingham–Manchester–Newcastle and Bristol- Cardiff-Leeds-Glasgow used Twin Otters. Mustn't forget Suckling Airlines that had a few Do228s (and featu...

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by David_itl
Thu Mar 25, 2021 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus looking to start transatlantic from MAN
Replies: 318
Views: 59381

Re: Aer Lingus looking to start transatlantic from MAN

But with the current global situation we could very well see it discontinued after March 2022. Seeing that "Boston will be launched in Summer 2022" features prominently in the blurb and that this is a minimum 3 year deal (per all what was stated last year) with 5 aircraft (per the Irish p...

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by David_itl
Wed Mar 24, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus looking to start transatlantic from MAN
Replies: 318
Views: 59381

Re: Aer Lingus looking to start transatlantic from MAN

The UK AOC flight is due to take place on Monday (an A321LR positioning in to conduct a 5 or 6 hour flight before returning to DUB). Dot the 'i's and cross the 'rt's then everyone can book. The US DOT only ratified the UK point of sale as the CAA were happy enough for it to go ahead and so granted a...

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by David_itl
Sun Mar 21, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/21: stuck on the runway
Replies: 208
Views: 33099

Re: Irish 3/21: stuck on the runway

I would expect the Caribbean routes to be principally be operated out of MAN - still quite a bit of capacity down to that regions even with VS and TUI increasing their offering.

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by David_itl
Mon Mar 15, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus looking to start transatlantic from MAN
Replies: 318
Views: 59381

Re: Aer Lingus looking to start transatlantic from MAN

They will be. Per this https://flyinginireland.com/2021/03/aer-lingus-lay-off-shannon-staff-until-june/ "it is understood that two Airbus A330’s will take up UK markings in the coming weeks. EI-ELA and EI-EDY will become G-EILA and G-EIDY respectively. Two Airbus A321LR’s due for delivery this ...

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by David_itl
Mon Mar 15, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus looking to start transatlantic from MAN
Replies: 318
Views: 59381

Re: Aer Lingus looking to start transatlantic from MAN

Now recruiting for the base.. https://apply.workable.com/nobox-hr-outsourcing-solutions/j/C2E96A8B79/ Interestingly it states.... "Aer Lingus has recently announced the opening of a new base in Manchester for 2021. To help us operate from our new base, we are looking to hire talented and passio...

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by David_itl
Sat Mar 06, 2021 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus looking to start transatlantic from MAN
Replies: 318
Views: 59381

Re: Aer Lingus looking to start transatlantic from MAN

US DOT had granted a temporary waiver to allow marketing and sales to begin. CAA notified them that good progress is being made towards getting a British AOC https://www.regulations.gov/document/DOT-OST-2020-0250-0006

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by David_itl
Sun Jan 31, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA lesser known discontinued services
Replies: 44
Views: 4093

Re: BA lesser known discontinued services

MAN-ATH on Saturdays in the 1990s. Was advertised locally as Partthenon-stop. BA880/881 using 757s, with aircraft having flowing up on a normal shuttle service early in the morning then doing the ATH trip before heading back to LHR otherwiise it have stayed on the ground at MAN nearly all day. MAN-M...

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by David_itl
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus looking to start transatlantic from MAN
Replies: 318
Views: 59381

Re: Aer Lingus looking to start transatlantic from MAN

As the discussion is all about business class and how to fill it ex-MAN, we may as well look at the seat maps for the various airlines who did or propose MAN transatlantic and also throw in the "unsuitable" aircraft that BA would presumably use if they didn't want to compete with themselve...

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by David_itl
Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2021
Replies: 28
Views: 8329

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2021

Aer Lingus requesting permission to start selling tickets and advertising the proposed transatlantic routes from 8th January. https://beta.regulations.gov/document/DOT-OST-2020-0250-0005. A321s for JFK and BOS with A330 for MCO is what is expected to be bookable, with 1 spare A330

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by David_itl
Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus looking to start transatlantic from MAN
Replies: 318
Views: 59381

Re: Aer Lingus looking to start transatlantic from MAN

This is the week when the application should hopefully be boxed off and the routes go on sale now that counsel for them have formally requested the go-ahead on the basis of no objections having been received by the deadline for comments/observations.

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by David_itl
Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/21: What the hell was that!?
Replies: 194
Views: 32980

Re: Irish 1/21: What the hell was that!?

https://beta.regulations.gov/document/DOT-OST-2020-0250-0005

Aer Lingus legal team now requested that approval for MAN-USA to be granted by close of business 7th January given that there are no objections so that advsertising/selling can start on 8th January

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by David_itl
Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation Thread - December 2020
Replies: 272
Views: 31066

Re: Irish Aviation Thread - December 2020

BFS is snow closed starting from the 0550 METAR,

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by David_itl
Sat Dec 26, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation Thread - December 2020
Replies: 272
Views: 31066

Re: Irish Aviation Thread - December 2020

How many A321 routes were there planned to be prior to MAN route application as MAN is getting the 7th and 8th ones?

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by David_itl
Sat Dec 19, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA cuts KEF, PRG, and MAN
Replies: 56
Views: 10430

Re: AA cuts KEF, PRG, and MAN

Why with all the constant excuses when a route gets pulled? Constantly trying to justify it’s the airlines fault for equipment changes? Seems like Manchester is the only airport this happens to. The reality is that AA, UA and DL have pulled out entirely of Manchester on their own metal. Either ever...

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by David_itl
Sat Dec 19, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA cuts KEF, PRG, and MAN
Replies: 56
Views: 10430

Re: AA cuts KEF, PRG, and MAN

Not at all surprising as as KEF and PRG are leisure routes. The MAN cut is a bit surprising though it does further illustrate (as was discussed in the EI starting MAN-BOS/JFK/MCO flights) that the market doesn't really work well and isn't profitable. NO it does not.at all. The route started in 1998...

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by David_itl
Thu Dec 17, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways network updates
Replies: 583
Views: 91578

Re: British Airways network updates

In 2019, passenger numbers from UK to Islamabad LHR 165252 BHX 82846 MAN 176514 Seems to me that if BA wants to tap into ISB, they really ought to have been doing it from the bigger market and shock horror get :London passengers to go north to connect and if they complain, tough. It's what BA have f...

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by David_itl
Tue Dec 15, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways network updates
Replies: 583
Views: 91578

Re: British Airways network updates

also introducing a singe daily MAN-LGW service

The timings indicate this:

LHR-MAN to nightstop
MAN-LGW
LGW-MAN
MAN-LHR to arrive mid afternoon

Thereby looking to get some passengers onto their long-haul routes ex-LGW.

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by David_itl
Fri Dec 11, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1089
Views: 161301

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

They have as though it may have the EI code, it will be Aer Lingus UK Ltd that will have the license

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by David_itl
Thu Dec 10, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus looking to start transatlantic from MAN
Replies: 318
Views: 59381

Re: Aer Lingus looking to start transatlantic from MAN

Good to see the usual horse manual being spread, ORD lasted a mere 32 years. I repeat THIRTY TWO years but apparently wasn't sustained. When you have airlines fooling around with the schedule and/or product then unsurprisingly people start, quite correctly, giving them the wide berth the routes dese...

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by David_itl
Thu Dec 10, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation Thread - December 2020
Replies: 272
Views: 31066

Re: Irish Aviation Thread - December 2020

I expect so. May be these could be registered thus: G- EI for Aer Lingus M for Manchester A, B, C, D for each aircraft in turn Given the preoccupation of using out of sequence registrations. Also throws up what the winter plan is and will they really keep a 4th aircraft on the ground at MAN all summ...

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by David_itl
Thu Dec 10, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020
Replies: 179
Views: 42902

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020

https://beta.regulations.gov/document/DOT-OST-2020-0250-0001 Aer Lingus UK formal application for transatlantic services. Daily to New York, Orlando and Boston in summer. Daily to New York and 4 weekly to Orlando in winter. 2 A330s to be transferred to the UK register and 2 new A321LRs to be delive...

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by David_itl
Thu Dec 10, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation Thread - December 2020
Replies: 272
Views: 31066

Re: Irish Aviation Thread - December 2020

Seeing that is what Aer Lingus have put in the US DOT application, then it can be taken as being VERY reliable

https://beta.regulations.gov/document/DOT-OST-2020-0250-0001

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by David_itl
Wed Dec 09, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways network updates
Replies: 583
Views: 91578

Re: BA launch flights from SOU

As they have referenced enhancing the UK regional network in their PR but are singularly lacking in that regards, then no, we should not give up on them being known as London Airways

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by David_itl
Wed Dec 09, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways network updates
Replies: 583
Views: 91578

Re: BA launch flights from SOU

2travel2know2 wrote:
So BA switched the weekend operations from STN to SOU?



and those from MAN. But BA is apparently enhancing the UK regional network.

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by David_itl
Sun Nov 29, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways JFK-MAN
Replies: 9
Views: 1448

Re: British Airways JFK-MAN

The more correct reason is BA in London siphoned off all the premium demand by "accidentally" encouraging them to route over LHR i.e. they were competing with themselves. There was at least 40 years of BA doing their utmost to render any non-London flying obsolete to such an extent that th...

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by David_itl
Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus looking to start transatlantic from MAN
Replies: 318
Views: 59381

Re: Aer Lingus looking to start transatlantic from MAN

anyway... back to EI at MAN. To keep the negativity... I’ll wager this venture will last 1-2 years at most, Covid rebound or not. Given that EI were touting UK airports for a minimum guaranteed 3 year period for transatlantic routes. I'd anticipate it being around a bit longer "Any service is ...

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by David_itl
Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus looking to start transatlantic from MAN
Replies: 318
Views: 59381

Re: Aer Lingus looking to start transatlantic from MAN

[Connection to the Midwest seem the big attraction that DTW can deliver, nevermind that there is hardly any demand. . Bear in mind that MAN has previously secured a long-haul route based on approx 3000 passengers a year O+D passengers with the majority of passengers connecting. DTW was touted at 40...

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by David_itl
Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus looking to start transatlantic from MAN
Replies: 318
Views: 59381

Re: Aer Lingus looking to start transatlantic from MAN

United have completely pulled out of Manchester which must be a huge blow (from 3 destinations to none). May be if you are so knowledgeable about the MAN market, you could state the 3rd destination that they have pulled. With so many US routes being canned from MAN, it’s hard to keep track. You hav...

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by David_itl
Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus looking to start transatlantic from MAN
Replies: 318
Views: 59381

Re: Aer Lingus looking to start transatlantic from MAN

Skyblue39 wrote:
United have completely pulled out of Manchester which must be a huge blow (from 3 destinations to none).


May be if you are so knowledgeable about the MAN market, you could state the 3rd destination that they have pulled.

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by David_itl
Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA 767s: Where did they fly?
Replies: 84
Views: 7302

Re: BA 767s: Where did they fly?

The BA Regional 767s were G-BNWN, G-BNWO and G-BNWU There were 1 or 2 757s (G-BPEC & G-BPEE) on hand. BA277/276 MAN-LAX BA183/182 MAN-JFK Think BA187/186 was GLA-JFK-BOS and BA185/184 was BHX-JFK-YYZ but allowed international passenger to do MAN-JFK-YYZ, MAN-JFK-BOS, GLA-JFK-YYZ (no rights JFK-Y...

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by David_itl
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus looking to start transatlantic from MAN
Replies: 318
Views: 59381

Re: Aer Lingus looking to start transatlantic from MAN

The difference between Thomas Cook Airlines and Virgin is the difference between chalk and cheese. One was consistently profitable (one loss in 10 years) and the other was making sporadic profits. That the sporadic profit maker is still around is just reflective of Thomas Cook Airlines' problem of n...

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by David_itl
Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus looking to start transatlantic from MAN
Replies: 318
Views: 59381

Re: Aer Lingus looking to start transatlantic from MAN

We do have this from the Irish Times that's a decade old (Thu, Oct 8, 2009) "One of the most interesting aspects of yesterday’s announcement was that Aer Lingus is to apply for an Airline Operating Certificate (AOC) in the UK. It says this would enable it to operate routes from Britain to non-E...

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by David_itl
Sun Nov 15, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020
Replies: 179
Views: 42902

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020

Won't be till February before we'll see anything to the States

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by David_itl
Sun Nov 15, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/20: Testing times
Replies: 308
Views: 37008

Re: Irish 11/20: Testing times

this is what the MA0-MCO/SFB market looked like in 2018 and 2019 from the CAA statistic so we can clearly see how cyclical it is outside the school holidays. 77% loads on a 747 in February. Notice the sharp fall after Thomas Cook ceased operating. From what i remember, they were operating 8 weekly t...

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by David_itl
Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread 2020
Replies: 600
Views: 64377

Re: Virgin Atlantic Short Haul

It's a cargo flight

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by David_itl
Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread 2020
Replies: 600
Views: 64377

Re: Virgin Atlantic Adds MAN-BOM/DEL

Sticking to the trend of ungodly arrival and departure times on the India side I see There's likely a 3 pronged attack by VS; in going after MAN-USA, MAN-India and India-USA, Doing the 1st two only would probably result in altered timings. Throw in they maybe after connecting traffic then it makes ...

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by David_itl
Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-Av Pic Thread - 2020
Replies: 32
Views: 3426

Re: Non-Av Pic Thread - 2020

Normally I would have done over 30 trips over the UK in the first 9 months of a years. So far this year.... it's a princely 3. One was a Lego exhibition, 1 was taking photos at my bosses wedding 2 weeks ago and last week to Chatsworth House. What I have done is upgrade myself to a "real" c...

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by David_itl
Sun Aug 30, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Largest capacity passenger plane in 1967
Replies: 44
Views: 9949

Re: Largest capacity passanger plane in 1967

It seems the DC-8-61 had a maximum capacity (in high-density, all-economy configuration) of 259. I'm not sure if anyone actually operated it that densely in 1967, but none of the competing planes had capacities that high in 1967.. I've a book on MAN history ("First and Foremost") where it...

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by David_itl
Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airways plans LHR-Teesside
Replies: 26
Views: 8055

Re: London Heathrow (LHR) 2020 New Routes

Vasu wrote:
Always good to see a new route rather than something getting cut. Is it the first time Eastern have operated to LHR?


They did fly a DC3 from Norwich to LHR back in the day
https://www.freewebs.com/airhumberside/history.htm

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