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by tonystan
Mon Aug 24, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 347
Views: 68840

Re: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant

Seems the reports are unfounded..... Probably started by Unite to start trouble in the pilots ranks to cover up their own failures. I’m afraid to disappoint but no Unite interference here. Sadly the chairman of Balpa is also resigning as a result of this scandal and the membership is about to react...

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by tonystan
Sat Aug 22, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 347
Views: 68840

Re: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant

So BALPA have suspended reps due to inappropriate collaboration between them and the company.... Seems the reports are unfounded..... Probably started by Unite to start trouble in the pilots ranks to cover up their own failures. I’m afraid to disappoint but no Unite interference here. Sadly the cha...

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by tonystan
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines taking advantage of Covid in the long term
Replies: 30
Views: 2862

Re: Winners of Covid

I don’t think there are any winners. This situation will damage the industry for a long time and the profits lost will never be recovered. However for those that do survive the pandemic there is already loud and clear evidence that some airlines and groups (more than others) are taking advantage of ...

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by tonystan
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 36808

Re: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...

Conservative or playing a game? The linger I whine the more likely rhe staff will roll over? The levels of devastation announced by airlines is starting to smell fishy (and I dont just mean Icelandicairr) I totally agree. Currently going “through it” myself right now. The fear and panic created by ...

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by tonystan
Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 36808

Re: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...

So with the end of the PEK PPE flights is it safe to say that the ICN flights will not materialise at this time?

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by tonystan
Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 347
Views: 68840

Re: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant

The aim is basically to get Worldwide and Euro FAs to retire if they have the years, and to replace them with Mixed Fleet on more routes. As for the A380, of which BA has 12...do they factor into the future of BA? I’ll never understand this obsession with Worldwide and Eurofleet crew that the publi...

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by tonystan
Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 347
Views: 68840

Re: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant

The aim is basically to get Worldwide and Euro FAs to retire if they have the years, and to replace them with Mixed Fleet on more routes. As for the A380, of which BA has 12...do they factor into the future of BA? I’ll never understand this obsession with Worldwide and Eurofleet crew that the publi...

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by tonystan
Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways network updates
Replies: 316
Views: 54464

Re: BA cancels LHR-CHS for rest of 2020

BA won't cut 12,000 staff. This is a "don't let a good crisis go to waste" moment - a final opportunity to push through getting rid of Eurofleet and Worldwide cabin crew who are paid more than most of the FOs on the A320 (even some longhaul DEP FOs too!) and possibly outsource ground hand...

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by tonystan
Sun May 17, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 514
Views: 97428

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

If you read the criteria for reducing the cabin crew through involuntary measures, you will see that this is not a very nice company. When they are actively violating HR standards that the western world has established for decency, who cares about the 380? Hate to say it but they are not the only o...

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by tonystan
Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 512
Views: 63653

Re: F/As on cargo-only flights?

BA is carrying cabin crew on many cargo flights for fire watch duty.

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by tonystan
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 347
Views: 68840

Re: BA could make up to 12.000 employees redundant

............... Yes strongly suspect it will be aimed at the ‘heritage’ crews with the higher salaries . Difficult to see what the unions can do , no point in industrial action at the moment Odd to see you getting involved here. You previously stated that you have zero interest in cabin crew and ac...

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by tonystan
Fri Apr 10, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/20: A bit of a dip ...
Replies: 215
Views: 27946

Re: Irish 4/20: A bit of a dip ...

If the cabin crew are working both sectors on a return basis they won’t be needing any business class seats they ‘ll be too busy . And they have crew rests for some necessary rest . 20% bonus plus extra day rest in Dublin and some of them will bite your hand off Plus no jet lag Home in Dublin befor...

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by tonystan
Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/20: A bit of a dip ...
Replies: 215
Views: 27946

Re: Irish 4/20: A bit of a dip ...

Not sure what's EI's policies are but Emirates have introduced reduced crewing capacity based on number and location of passengers: https://onemileatatime.com/emirates-flight-attendant-staffing/ Going by their numbers it looks like you need at a minimum enough cabin crew to sit at all exits immedia...

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by tonystan
Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/20: A bit of a dip ...
Replies: 215
Views: 27946

Re: Irish 4/20: A bit of a dip ...

And as I understand that is exactly what EI are doing on the JFK route. No staff layover in NY - covers flight and cabin crew! Yes but in order to operate the route they've got 4 pilots and 16 cabin crew and the business class cabin is totally sealed off in order to turn it into a "crew rest&q...

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by tonystan
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airlines lose huge marketing "arm"
Replies: 42
Views: 8479

Re: airlines lose huge marketing "arm"

Airlines are trying more and more to sell tickets directly. In the year 2020 there is no reason to drive to a travel agency. Good riddance. Just shows what little you know. Travel agents are an essential middle man in the travel industry. Most corporations contract agents to manage their corporate ...

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by tonystan
Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/20: February made me shiver ...
Replies: 194
Views: 22702

Re: Irish 2/20: February made me shiver ...

Surprised the launch of the new Aer Lingus uniform yesterday seems to have gone largely unmentioned. The designer and her team flew out yesterday morning on the first CDG service to see it in action. I guess the main talking point was the reveal. A few publicity shots were done yesterday and plenty...

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by tonystan
Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/20: February made me shiver ...
Replies: 194
Views: 22702

Re: Irish 2/20: February made me shiver ...

Surprised the launch of the new Aer Lingus uniform yesterday seems to have gone largely unmentioned.
The designer and her team flew out yesterday morning on the first CDG service to see it in action.

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by tonystan
Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways interested in flying US Domestic Routes
Replies: 159
Views: 21711

Re: British Airways interested in flying US Domestic Routes

BA has operated US domestic routes off and on a number of times over the years just minus pick up rights. DTW-IAH, ORD-IAH, PHX-SAN or just the ones that come to mind.

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by tonystan
Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/20: February made me shiver ...
Replies: 194
Views: 22702

Re: Irish 2/20: February made me shiver ...

EI-ELA is out of the paint hanger, second A330 to be painted in the new livery addition to the two new A330s sitting in TLS and BRU, six A320s, two Avro’s and the four A321LRs, one of which is at the XFW flight line. Also rumoured on another forum is that a former Air France A380 is coming to Knock...

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by tonystan
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Overweight section on planes?
Replies: 31
Views: 5166

Re: Overweight section on planes?

Eh, it’s called premium economy OR business class OR First class!

Obesity is not an illness.

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by tonystan
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA retires first 777
Replies: 58
Views: 18153

Re: BA retires first 777

Tedd wrote:
Does anyone know the story behind why G-RAES has such an out of place reg?


It’s a nod to the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS).

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by tonystan
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/20: 2020 Vision!
Replies: 180
Views: 23555

Re: Irish 1/20: 2020 Vision!

BrianDromey wrote:
Has anyone seen the new EI uniform "in the wild" yet? I will be interested to see how it translates from the press pictures and the runway to the aisles.


I did just see it about 30mins ago by chance but it won’t be seen until switchover date on the 10th February.

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by tonystan
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Aer Lingus uniform
Replies: 30
Views: 5155

Re: New EI uniform

https://mediacentre.aerlingus.com/news/ ... m?ref=Home

Not a huge change, more a refresh.


Really? Couldn’t look more different if it tried. The only similarity is the fact there’s a bit of green!
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smi0006 wrote:
EI has released its new uniform;

https://mediacentre.aerlingus.com/news/ ... m?ref=Home

Not a huge change, more a refresh.


Really? Couldn’t look more different if it tried. The only similarity is the fact there’s a bit of green!

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by tonystan
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/20: 2020 Vision!
Replies: 180
Views: 23555

Re: Irish 1/20: 2020 Vision!

The new Aer Lingus uniform looks set to be revealed on the 15th, not publicly confirmed by the airline but invitations going out. Indeed. Reveal on the 15th, staff will be able to collect their stock over a two week period from the 16th and then I suppose they will switch overnight sometime in Febr...

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by tonystan
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: British Airways To Launch Long-Haul Flights From Manchester
Replies: 176
Views: 28703

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

You’ve changed your story once again! No agenda other than accuracy. I’ve accepted your conclusion - which is one I’ve always agreed with. What cannot be accepted is your ambiguous interpretation of an unambiguous statement and your refusal to accept what is written in black and white. “Given what ...

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by tonystan
Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the difference between Worldwide fleet and Mixed fleet at BA?
Replies: 54
Views: 10682

Re: What's the difference between Worldwide fleet and Mixed fleet at BA?

What routes are served by MF, WW or EF? Thanks Well for EuroFleet, the routes are all in the name. They fly all the European routes. Not quite, Eurofleet just operate shorthaul operations but not all the European routes, just the ones they have been allocated which is a dwindling number every year ...

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by tonystan
Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the difference between Worldwide fleet and Mixed fleet at BA?
Replies: 54
Views: 10682

Re: What's the difference between Worldwide fleet and Mixed fleet at BA?

x1234 wrote:
I'm surprised BA doesn't' have any USA crew bases.


Why would they? The crew already speak English!!!

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by tonystan
Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the difference between Worldwide fleet and Mixed fleet at BA?
Replies: 54
Views: 10682

Re: What's the difference between Worldwide fleet and Mixed fleet at BA?

What routes are served by MF, WW or EF? Thanks Routes swap around a fair bit each year so difficult to give an exact account. Plus as MF gets bigger and WW/EF get smaller through attrition more routes will transfer over. At the moment the overseas bases are MEX (work with WW), CAI (work with both W...

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by tonystan
Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: British Airways To Launch Long-Haul Flights From Manchester
Replies: 176
Views: 28703

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

Manchester is a far more user friendly airport than Heathrow. The British and Americans will be thrilled. MAN is a hideous airport to use. The worst security experience of any airport in Europe in my opinion. I avoid it at all costs preferring to take the train or even drive from London. Heathrow h...

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by tonystan
Tue Dec 24, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does BA286 (SFO-LHR) alternate everyday between an A380 and 777?
Replies: 2
Views: 1917

Re: Why does BA286 (SFO-LHR) alternate everyday between an A380 and 777?

I think the A380 heavy maintenance programme is in full swing now so there is some shopping and changing taking place.

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by tonystan
Tue Dec 24, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Please help me to understand aircraft routes
Replies: 45
Views: 10292

Re: Please help me to understand aircraft routes

There is every probability that any aircraft could have operated from Manchester in routes he could have travelled on and every probability that no aircraft you board at Bristol may have. You simply will never know. Aircraft change ownership, they change continents, they move about all too regularly...

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by tonystan
Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/19: Last of the teens!
Replies: 168
Views: 21677

Re: Irish 12/19: Last of the teens!

I wouldn’t pass too many remarks on the CGI images for T3 shown in the article. If it ever does get the go ahead I imagine it will be a much different beast to what is shown above.

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by tonystan
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/19: Last of the teens!
Replies: 168
Views: 21677

Re: Irish 12/19: Last of the teens!

BA looking to launch Gatwick - Dublin. https://www.acl-uk.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/LGW-S20-Initial-Coord.-Report.pdf Well spotted! I used to fly BA from DUB-LGW here and there back when it operated before. I don't think it's slot sitting, there's probably a market there. Be interesting to see...

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by tonystan
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/19: Last of the teens!
Replies: 168
Views: 21677

Re: Irish 12/19: Last of the teens!

Petition launched calling for Dublin Airport to be renamed after Jim Gavin The Round Towers clubman also has a long history of involvement with aviation in the country A petition has been launched calling for Dublin Airport to be renamed after Jim Gavin. The Clondalkin man announced his departure a...

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by tonystan
Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/19: One more to go and then one more ...
Replies: 197
Views: 24587

Re: Irish 11/19: One more to go and then one more ...

Just ignore KLM617 guys. Don’t reply to him/her/them!

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by tonystan
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the interior quality of B787 and A350 worse compared to older aircraft generations?
Replies: 96
Views: 26668

Re: Why Is 787 Interior Quality So Poor?

I work on the B787 and totally agree that the plane has been cheapened. I remember on my first walk around at LHR in 2013 on a brand new plane which still had plastic sheeting on the floor thinking it all felt very plastic (the fittings) and cramped. I mentioned it to an engineer and the reply I got...

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by tonystan
Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why are TATL breakfast in Y so minimal?
Replies: 70
Views: 13755

Re: Why are TATL breakfast in Y so minimal?

Would you normally have a full on breakfast 3 hours after eating a full dinner?

Just curious.

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by tonystan
Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Loganair over-stretching themselves?
Replies: 10
Views: 3850

Re: Are Loganair over-stretching themselves?

I’m really rooting for Loganair. A tartan dressed, Scottish underdog with some really unique flying and niche aircraft types, what’s not to love? An awful lot of their operation involves public service routes deemed essential by many communities and they have done these services justice over the yea...

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by tonystan
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Different BA 777 interior configurations
Replies: 24
Views: 6228

Re: Different BA 777 interior configurations

I fly now with the "old" config 777-200 between LHR and BKK and it has the 9 seat abreast in economy. Maybe not the newest plane but much more comfortable then the new config with 10 abreast and bloody uncomfortable seats in economy. I hope that they keep the old config as long as possibl...

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by tonystan
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Paris to Kinshasa to Brazzaville to Paris
Replies: 100
Views: 14831

Re: Air France Paris to Kinshasa to Brazzaville to Paris

How do you figure? There are people that want to go from Paris to Kenshasa and Paris to Brazzaville, but perhaps not enough to fill up each separately. This way they get two markets with just one aircraft. It would be a much larger waste of fuel to fly an A332 from Paris to each separately, half-fu...

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by tonystan
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What exactly happens when a bag gets delayed?
Replies: 26
Views: 5803

Re: What exactly happens when a bag gets delayed?

In a past life I worked in baggage tracing for a European carrier. It was almost 20 years ago but not much has changed from what I understand. Essentially every airline and airport relies on varying degrees of man power and technology. If either is lacking then there will be a delay. Most major airl...

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by tonystan
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/19
Replies: 187
Views: 27963

Re: Irish 9/19

how is the two runway system going to operate? (weather allowing) Will both be in operation simultaneously with northern runway used for takeoffs heading eastward as most traffic is going east from Ireland while the southern runway receiving landings coming mostly westward from Europe. This link is...

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by tonystan
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic mega master for more routes in LHR
Replies: 91
Views: 19569

Re: Virgin Atlantic mega master for more routes in LHR

I see Sir Dickie is getting his letter to Santa out early this year.

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by tonystan
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenyan lawmaker wants to ban flatulence on airplanes
Replies: 57
Views: 10317

Re: Kenyan lawmaker wants to ban flatulence on airplanes

It just takes one explosive decompression (the plane that is, not the passengers) onboard and the pilots may as well divert to the nearest prison!

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by tonystan
Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/19
Replies: 187
Views: 27963

Re: Irish 9/19

Regarding CX and DUB, I don't recall reading about anyone posting here who actually flew the service so perhaps the route is not as viable as (some) people assumed. Clearly, CX would not be canning a profitable route and I don't know of any other destinations CX has cut since the recent Hong Kong p...

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by tonystan
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/19
Replies: 187
Views: 27963

Re: Irish 9/19

Gutted about CX. Had a great experience with them to MEL and back at the start of the year.

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by tonystan
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Alex Cruz & Klaus Goresch leaving BA
Replies: 93
Views: 17982

Re: Rumour: Alex Cruz & Klaus Goresch leaving BA

Whispers on the wind is the current head of IAG Cargo is someone to google!

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by tonystan
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific CEO Rupert Hogg resigns
Replies: 45
Views: 12559

Re: Cathay Pacific ceo Rupert hogg resigns

Well this reeks of the “Peoples Republic”!

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by tonystan
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Commences A321LR Transatlantic Flights
Replies: 87
Views: 21268

Re: Aer Lingus Commences A321LR Transatlantic Flights

Humm, BA has been flying A321's in that configuration for years - well maybe not that many years but still... :) https://seatguru.com/airlines/British_Airways/British_Airways_Airbus_A321_C.php Well, many years seems ok. First, those G-MEDx planes were flying in full BA colours, as British Mediterra...

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