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by Osiris
Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn't British Airways order the 757-300?
Replies: 9
Views: 893

Re: Why didn't British Airways order the 757-300?

Haha, thread is just full of people churning out randomly incorrect info.

The answer to questions like these is always the same - it didn't suit their needs at the time.

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by Osiris
Wed Dec 25, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best handling aircraft? And worst?
Replies: 9
Views: 1216

Re: Best handling aircraft? And worst?

From time to time you hear stories about which aircraft pilots like - and dislike, from a handling viewpoint. Some might fly very well, but are a bit of a handful on landings (MD11, for example); some might be a bit slow on departure on climbout, but very pleasant to fly otherwise (A340). Others, l...

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by Osiris
Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should I dress up for flying on my trip?
Replies: 38
Views: 2721

Re: Should I dress up for flying on my trip?

Like most things it comes down to personal preference.

I've never understood people who feel the need to dress up to go and sit in a cramped flying tube for hours on end.

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by Osiris
Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta’s New International Main Cabin Dining Experience: Unfriendly For Kids?
Replies: 6
Views: 1058

Re: Delta’s New International Main Cabin Dining Experience: Unfriendly For Kids?

Pretty sure you could just ask for a non alcoholic beverage at this time.... What a weird post.

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by Osiris
Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LON to SFO - Virgin, BA, Delta, AA or United?
Replies: 22
Views: 1860

Re: LON to SFO - VIRGIN, BA, DELTA, AA or UNITED?

Edit: Just saw you want to connect in the US somewhere... surely that'll make for a more uncomfortable experience, as you'll get a number of hours sat on a narrowbody shorthaul jet with no IFE, no food/drinks service, etc? Just an observation: not EVERY flight within the US is on a narrowbody. Ther...

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by Osiris
Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Would you rather fly 747 or 777
Replies: 39
Views: 2173

Re: Would you rather fly 747 or 777

The 747 for sure. Probably the smoothest ride out there although I hear the A380 is just as good or better. I haven't had a chance to ride on the A380. The A380 is considerably more comfortable to fly on, even for non-aviation geeks like us. It isn't even close. Anyone who'd prefer a 747 over an A3...

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by Osiris
Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are both BA's 787-8 and 787-9 aircraft affected by the Trent 1000 issue?
Replies: 22
Views: 5410

Are both BA's 787-8 and 787-9 aircraft affected by the Trent 1000 issue?

I know both their -8 and -9 use the Trent 1000 engines, but are the issues affecting every variant of the Trent 1000, or just a subset thereof? And in the case of the latter, are all BA's 787 fleet affected or just a subset?

Thanks.

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by Osiris
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LON to SFO - Virgin, BA, Delta, AA or United?
Replies: 22
Views: 1860

Re: LON to SFO - VIRGIN, BA, DELTA, AA or UNITED?

andymartin wrote:
Thanks for the advice, if transiting through Canada do we need a Canadian visa(ETA??) even if we are flying on to the USA? Those Air Canada fares look pretty good!


If you are transitting Canada by air you will need an eTA.

They are 7 CAD each.

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by Osiris
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LON to SFO - Virgin, BA, Delta, AA or United?
Replies: 22
Views: 1860

Re: LON to SFO - VIRGIN, BA, DELTA, AA or UNITED?

BA are a good option to SFO as one of their flight pairs is on the A380, which is probably the most comfortable plane to fly on. To my knowledge, most carriers now unbundle the seat allocation cost from their most basic fares, so you will have to pay to assign seats more than 24 hours in advance. Ed...

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by Osiris
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: VS Upper Class upgrades
Replies: 3
Views: 1917

Re: VS Upper Class upgrades

I think a free upgrade would be highly unlikely, unless you held a considerable status with the airline. It's definitely worth asking about paid upgrades though. Last year, a buddy and I bought the remaining two Upper Class seats on the LGW-LAS flight. We were going from PE -> Upper Class, and the c...

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by Osiris
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A380 High Density / Low Cost Configuration
Replies: 11
Views: 1872

Re: A380 High Density / Low Cost Configuration

Japanese domestic market is full of bursting at the seams, all Y widebodies - 500 seat 773s and such like.

I'm surprised they haven't given it a go.

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by Osiris
Sun May 26, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 5K operating for Norwegian, anyone have experience?
Replies: 8
Views: 1969

Re: 5K operating for Norwegian, anyone have experience?

I can sympathise with the OP's frustration a bit. I've complained before about wanting to avoid the 747 and all I get is a load of, "Oh but it's the Queen of the skies!", "greatest machine everrrr!!!" fanboy nonsense. Without them realising that having lived in London for many ye...

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by Osiris
Sat May 25, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 44% say wont take MAX for a year?
Replies: 96
Views: 9043

Re: 44% say wont take MAX for a year?

The demographics was said to be a broad mix of age, income, travel frequencies. I imagine the only thing unique from the norms about the survey is including Europeans who may be biased for Airbus against Boeing. Europeans are far less likely to do that. The whole blindly support X product/company, ...

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by Osiris
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Help! I'm on a leased plane. Is it as safe?
Replies: 16
Views: 2008

Re: Help! I'm on a leased plane. Is it as safe?

Loads of airlines lease portions of their fleet... I don't get the question?

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by Osiris
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How much do you drink on board ?
Replies: 30
Views: 2610

Re: How much do you drink on board ?

If I'm driving the other end then I try and keep it sensible.

If it's a long haul flight with no commitments at the other end, I tend to get relatively tanked up. Once the food service has finished, I'll generally drink as I would at a bar until the end of the flight.

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by Osiris
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Effects of travelling on Royal Brunei
Replies: 72
Views: 8035

Re: Royal Brunei

TheFlyingDisk wrote:
69bug wrote:
Include Malaysia as well. Sodomy is a crime here.

p.s. I'm Malaysian.


Sodomy laws applies to heterosexuals too, so not merely a tool to oppress homosexuality.


So as long as it oppresses heterosexuals too then that's OK? Only homosexuals can be oppressed?

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by Osiris
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: British Airways release new ClubWorld seat
Replies: 122
Views: 24930

Re: Updated: British Airways release new ClubWorld seat

I've flown BA Club World a few times recently and it was very good.

The Anti-BA posters on here are showing how out of touch they are.

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by Osiris
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 757774

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Wow Major props to the airliners.net community for finding out the cause of the ET crash within 12hrs. And then quickly implementing a worldwide grounding of 300+ aircraft. You have saved a lot of lives today airplane fans.....bravo! Glad to see this arrogant little comment eventually proven wrong.

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by Osiris
Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA Y+ to J Airport Upgrade - High price, but low load?
Replies: 7
Views: 1126

Re: BA Y+ to J Airport Upgrade - High price, but low load?

I personally wouldn't have bothered. But I have a trip to SFO soon with BA and I am currently being offered an upgrade to CW from WT+ for £590 which I am considering but given my tier point year ends in May, I will be losing the surplus. After the trip, I will have enough just to maintain Silver an...

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by Osiris
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA Y+ to J Airport Upgrade - High price, but low load?
Replies: 7
Views: 1126

BA Y+ to J Airport Upgrade - High price, but low load?

I was on a BA flight from JFK to LHR last night seated in the Y+ cabin. I asked the BA personnel at the bag drop / check-in counter if there were any upgrades available and if so how much were they. There were two of us travelling and our initial thinking was that, given the holiday weekend in the S...

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by Osiris
Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Frequent Travelers: How do you maintain or lose weight?
Replies: 34
Views: 2261

Re: Frequent Travelers: How do you maintain or lose weight?

The only people I see hoarding food from hotel buffets are Chinese tourists. Still quite irresponsible of you to try to claim that yogurt is in any way unhealthy. It's also extremely easy to get plain yogurt at hotels. Just ask. Yes, plain yoghurt i.e. natural, plain Greek-style yogurt does have va...

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by Osiris
Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Frequent Travelers: How do you maintain or lose weight?
Replies: 34
Views: 2261

Re: Frequent Travelers: How do you maintain or lose weight?

Lots of good advice in this thread! Except: What's wrong with yogurt? Yogurt is one of the healthiest breakfast foods, IMO. High in protein and (potentially) low-fat and low-carb. Combined with fruit, that is quite a healthy breakfast! What on earth is the problem with yogurt? "Instead of brin...

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by Osiris
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BR Flight Attendant Subjected to Unreasonable Requests by Disabled Pax of Size
Replies: 126
Views: 22891

Re: BR Flight Attendant Subjected to Unreasonable Requests by Disabled Pax of Size

"Disabled passenger of size"... Haha. Wow.

What a time to be alive.

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by Osiris
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is there a logic to BA's choice of aircraft on BA287 / BA286 (LHR-SFO-LHR)?
Replies: 3
Views: 873

Re: Is there a logic to BA's choice of aircraft on BA287 / BA286 (LHR-SFO-LHR)?

Hi all. Quick question that you aviation whizzes might have the answer to: I'm booked on BA287 LHR-SFO (and therefore BA286 SFO-LHR) in June, and currently it's showing as an A388. However, looking through the flight history this week, it's been a pretty eclectic mix of 772, 744 and 388. The latter...

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by Osiris
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is there a logic to BA's choice of aircraft on BA287 / BA286 (LHR-SFO-LHR)?
Replies: 3
Views: 873

Is there a logic to BA's choice of aircraft on BA287 / BA286 (LHR-SFO-LHR)?

Hi all. Quick question that you aviation whizzes might have the answer to: I'm booked on BA287 LHR-SFO (and therefore BA286 SFO-LHR) in June, and currently it's showing as an A388. However, looking through the flight history this week, it's been a pretty eclectic mix of 772, 744 and 388. The latter ...

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by Osiris
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boarding always on left side of aircraft?
Replies: 24
Views: 2167

Re: Boarding always on left side of aircraft?

FlyRow wrote:
Use the seach function on this site.. ;)


Helpful reply. Give yourself a pat on the back.

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by Osiris
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's least-dense 744s
Replies: 26
Views: 5456

Re: BA's least-dense 744s

I was on one to JFK last week. It's hilarious - the J section of the cabin stretches so far back into the aircraft.

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by Osiris
Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR gets bad publicity over disabled pax handling.
Replies: 20
Views: 2266

Re: LHR gets bad publicity over disabled pax handling.

Sounds like LHR staff made a simple mistake and it's been blown enormously out of proportion, simply because the affected person was disabled. Nothing horrendous happened other than him being subjected to an annoying delay. He does not deserve any compensation and, as the poster above said, he soun...

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by Osiris
Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR gets bad publicity over disabled pax handling.
Replies: 20
Views: 2266

Re: LHR gets bad publicity over disabled pax handling.

Sounds like LHR staff made a simple mistake and it's been blown enormously out of proportion, simply because the affected person was disabled. Nothing horrendous happened other than him being subjected to an annoying delay. He does not deserve any compensation and, as the poster above said, he sound...

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by Osiris
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When traveling with your significant other, would you let them have the Window Seat?
Replies: 23
Views: 1378

Re: When traveling with your significant other, would you let them have the Window Seat?

I (the man) enjoy flying, but I'm not a child anymore, so taking it in turns seems the fairest approach.

SHE likes the window seat too, so I (the man) don't mind swapping with HER.

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by Osiris
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA 787-9 Seating Question/Recommendation
Replies: 9
Views: 781

Re: UA 787-9 Seating Question/Recommendation

+1 for the 787 in Y opinion. It's not a like for like example, but I've flown on a VS 789 and an AA 788 and I found them both perfectly comfortable. The AA 788 wasn't hugely spacious, but it wasn't the nightmare lots of people on here claim it is. It's a really nice jet to fly on with the huge windo...

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by Osiris
Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best way to spend 150k Avois?
Replies: 10
Views: 3421

Re: Best way to spend 150k Avois?

I use them on domestic AA and QF flights within the United States and Australia respectively. They can be surprisingly good value, with taxes and fees that are much, much lower than ex-UK flights. For example, I just did a quick check on a domestic sector in Australia - for 9,000 Avios and a measly...

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by Osiris
Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines serving free alcohol in Y
Replies: 42
Views: 2759

Re: Airlines serving free alcohol in Y

mmx747 wrote:
Any airlines other than AA who offers free alcohol (beer, wine) on their long-haul flights? (Even in Y class)


Aside from a few corner case examples, all carriers outside of the USA serve complimentary alcohol in Y on long-haul flights.

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by Osiris
Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: maximum speed
Replies: 15
Views: 1958

Re: maximum speed

Gloom thanks your reply. 1) everyone 2) Any altitude 3) no 4) jet Mach speeds from 0.78-0.92 would pretty much cover all commercial jets in currently in operation. At 35,000ft this would equate to 515mph-610mph. Most modern widebody jets (like the 787 or a350) cruise at mach 0.85, which is 564mph a...

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by Osiris
Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best way to spend 150k Avois?
Replies: 10
Views: 3421

Best way to spend 150k Avois?

So I've got around 150k Avios in my BA Exec Club account and wanted to check what would be the wisest way to use them. I'm London based and not really interested in using them for Club Europe. Ideally I'd use them for a long haul upgrade to PE or even Business. Not overly bothered in using them to g...

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by Osiris
Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: LEVEL AIRLINES - A level in the right direction BCN-LAX
Replies: 19
Views: 13584

Re: LEVEL AIRLINES - A level in the right direction BCN-LAX

Can you get miles for American Airlines on Level? I don't believe so. They are Avios points and I had to credit mine to Iberia and then transfer to my BA account. Interesting. I have a ton of avios points in my BA Exec Club account - is it possible to use those for LEVEL flights too? Also, another ...

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by Osiris
Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA F/A canned over snapchat remarks about Nigerians
Replies: 71
Views: 11762

Re: BA F/A canned over snapchat remarks about Nigerians

She looks drunk in the video.

Either way, she'll now have to pay out of her own pocket to get a good stretching out by the BBC she seems to love so much. You had it all before girl and look at you now - you've ruined it for yourself!

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by Osiris
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: I don't get the hate for AA - recently had a nice experience in Y
Replies: 14
Views: 1589

I don't get the hate for AA - recently had a nice experience in Y

AA seem to catch a lot of grief on here for various things, but having recently flown LHR-ORD-DEN-ORD-LHR in Y, I left with a very positive impression of AA and I wouldn't hesitate to fly them again on my next trip across the pond. The good: - The 787-8 has a very strong hard product for the most pa...

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by Osiris
Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: American 777-300ER Dallas to London (Economy)
Replies: 15
Views: 10544

Re: American 777-300ER Dallas to London (Economy)

I flew LHR-ORD-LHR on AA last week for the first time and I was pleasantly surprised by their hard and soft product in economy. Admittedly, we had a brand new 788, which had the latest IFE, Wi-Fi, at seat power, etc. However, their soft product was nice too: the food was decent (especially the Engli...

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by Osiris
Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: British Airways Boeing 747-400 London to Las Vegas (Economy)
Replies: 4
Views: 15073

Re: British Airways Boeing 747-400 London to Las Vegas (Economy)

I recently flew JFK-LHR on a BA B744, and it had the new cabin. I can vouch for the fact that the new cabin is an improvement in every way, with modern IFE and seat back controls. To be honest, the cabin on my 20-something year old B747 was cleaner, fresher and with much more entertainment content ...

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by Osiris
Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 777-300ER vs. Boeing 787-10 - Which one is more appealing?
Replies: 24
Views: 8530

Re: Boeing 777-300ER vs. Boeing 787-10 - Which one is more appealing?

I prefer the 777-300ER. Its huge fuselage and massive engines make it look very imposing.

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by Osiris
Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 30 Year Old 777 Captain Says She's The Youngest
Replies: 42
Views: 17334

Re: 30 Year Old 777 Captain Says She's The Youngest

Woooo GO WOMEN!

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by Osiris
Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: rappers claim Delta racial profiling
Replies: 39
Views: 5748

Re: rappers claim Delta racial profiling

No. It's not racial profiling at all. They were acting like idiots and contrary to the safety of all other passengers so Delta dealt with them accordingly. People who think this is racial profiling are clearly advocating blacks be subject to more relaxed rules for fear of offending their precious co...

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by Osiris
Sat Jul 08, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta "security incident" - passenger attempts to open exit door
Replies: 117
Views: 15964

Re: Delta "security incident" - passenger attempts to enter cockpit

Am I right in assuming that the pressure differential between the air outside and the cabin, plus the fact that the doors open inward first, mean that even if they were unlocked the person wouldn't be strong enough to pull the door open?

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by Osiris
Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your longest flight
Replies: 147
Views: 9741

Re: Your longest flight

British Airways & Virgin Atlantic London Gatwick - Las Vegas Boeing 777-200ER & Boeing 747-400 8454 km / 5253 miles Done it twice on VS and once on BA - it's a full 10 hours and a long slog in economy. Usually with mates so it's doable, but any longer and I think I'd consider an upgrade, ev...

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by Osiris
Sun Jul 02, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 1 hour 40 mins to connect at ORD (DEN - LHR)...
Replies: 8
Views: 664

Re: 1 hour 40 mins to connect at ORD (DEN - LHR)...

Oh ok - that seems pretty unilateral then :lol: Thought it'd be tight for some reason!

Cheers guys.

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by Osiris
Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: plane details / registrations history
Replies: 10
Views: 1527

Re: plane details / registrations history

http://www.lhr-lgw.co.uk/

It has archived information on aircraft movements from decades past. I used it recently to fill in some information that I'd forgotten to collect.
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MaxTrimm wrote:
What sites did you use to find the information on your old flights?


For LGW and LHR, try this site: http://www.lhr-lgw.co.uk/

It has archived information on aircraft movements from decades past. I used it recently to fill in some information that I'd forgotten to collect.

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by Osiris
Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 1 hour 40 mins to connect at ORD (DEN - LHR)...
Replies: 8
Views: 664

1 hour 40 mins to connect at ORD (DEN - LHR)...

It looks even worse now I've written it down! Is this too tight of a time to connect at ORD on my way back to LHR?

Flying with AA if that makes any difference.

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by Osiris
Fri Jun 30, 2017 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI announce TPE - LGW
Replies: 32
Views: 7083

Re: CI announce TPE - LGW

Absolute joke to be honest. There isn't enough traffic between Taiwan and London for this to be sustainable, especially now that they went for Gatwick. I don't think many long-haul to Asia survives there. This was tried and tested (and failed) back in 2010 at Heathrow. How are they gonna connect pe...

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by Osiris
Wed May 03, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest nonstop regular flight with the A332
Replies: 10
Views: 5386

Re: Longest nonstop regular flight with the A332

With these super long flights, I was under the impression that there is a "sweet spot" for the A330, after which it is more economical to use a 777-200ER. Is this true? I appreciate AR doesn't have them but I was just curious.

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