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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: 1584

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: 1702

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: 8072

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: 1828

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: 2278

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: 7480

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: 24099

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: 718190

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: 1056

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: 1056

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: 2015

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: 2015

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: 22044

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: 776

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: 776

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: 2009

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: 5327

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: 2114

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: 2114

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: 1258

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: 701

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: 3342

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: 2614

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: 1880

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: 3342

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: 13375

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: 11611

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: 1506

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: 10350

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: 14422

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: 8255

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: 17056

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: 5596

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: 15687

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: 9067

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: 604

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: 1437

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: 604

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: 6964

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: 4355

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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by Osiris
Mon May 01, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot FA's say work being reduced because they are fat
Replies: 41
Views: 7423

Re: Aeroflot FA's say work being reduce because they are fat

I know, I did it twice a year and I'm tiny. If anyone's worried about the over wing exits, don't be. The fat guy that normally sits there (I've seen some enormous individuals squeeze themselves into a regular seatbelt) for the legroom is going to be a significantly larger barrier to your exit, than...

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by Osiris
Mon May 01, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot FA's say work being reduced because they are fat
Replies: 41
Views: 7423

Re: Aeroflot FA's say work being reduce because they are fat

oh look, more men (probably overweight themselves) saying that it's okay for workers in a largely female dominated career to be discriminated against because of their weight and/or age. Go figure. Better than being forced to die for arbitrary causes purely because of your age and gender, though, ri...

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by Osiris
Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VIDEO: "Abandoned" NW 727s and 747s
Replies: 35
Views: 8643

Re: VIDEO: "Abandoned" NW 727s and 747s

I'm in the UK, by the way, and the video plays fine.

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by Osiris
Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VIDEO: "Abandoned" NW 727s and 747s
Replies: 35
Views: 8643

Re: VIDEO: "Abandoned" NW 727s and 747s

Prost wrote:
D.B. Cooper's descendants.


Lol, that's what I thought when they walked up the stairs into the back of the 727

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by Osiris
Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada A330 loses MLG wheel on take-off at Montreal, nobody notices.
Replies: 22
Views: 6745

Re: Air Canada A330 loses MLG wheel on take-off at Montreal, nobody notices.

avi8tir wrote:
I like how it was an A330, but they reference a 77W and have a picture of a 763. Solid!


Haha.

Mainstream press reporting of aviation incidents is hilariously inaccurate.

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by Osiris
Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Routes/Airlines at Gatwick
Replies: 36
Views: 5431

Re: Future Routes/Airlines at Gatwick

Agree on BKK. I would've thought a route like that would be better served from LGW, as it's primarily a tourist destination.

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by Osiris
Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Considering Long Haul Buy on Board
Replies: 65
Views: 12231

Re: BA Considering Long Haul Buy on Board

On the other hand: Is buy on board so profitable or is it creating tips as income for flight attentands so that their salaries can be cut to save the company some more? I'm not sure that would apply to BA, since most of their passengers will be British and arbitrary tipping isn't part of the cultur...

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by Osiris
Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Considering Long Haul Buy on Board
Replies: 65
Views: 12231

Re: BA Considering Long Haul Buy on Board

I have to admit i'm flying to MAD with them in September to get there 767 before retirement but apart from that it will be easyjet for me. I took BA back from LAX, a few weeks ago and I was considering taking them to NYC in a few months time. But It was a very poor service performance for an 11 hou...

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by Osiris
Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Considering Long Haul Buy on Board
Replies: 65
Views: 12231

Re: BA Considering Long Haul Buy on Board

My experience is completely anecdotal, but was recently planning a trip to Portugal from London. After filtering out flight times, BA and Ryanair were the last two standing. After adding up seat and baggage fees, Ryanair actually came out the winner because we could select seats with extra legroom....

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by Osiris
Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Considering Long Haul Buy on Board
Replies: 65
Views: 12231

Re: BA Considering Long Haul Buy on Board

If people still pay a premium to fly BA Y with their new short haul BOB and then a potential long haul BOB they're out of their minds. I have a feeling the aspirational lower middle class types will still pay a premium for the image, whereas everyone with a brain cell will be flying Norwegian or pa...

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