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by mutu
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1670
Views: 137593

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Lon/Bos July enplanement stats from CAA: LHR/BOS a healthy 17% growth rate July 18 vs July 17 (89k vs 76k) LGW/BOS 59% growth (19k vs 12k) https://www.caa.co.uk/uploadedFiles/CAA/Content/Standard_Content/Data_and_analysis/Datasets/Airport_stats/Airport_data_2018_07/Table_12_1_Intl_Air_Pax_Traffic_R...

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by mutu
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1670
Views: 137593

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Lon/Bos July enplanement stats from CAA: LHR/BOS a healthy 17% growth rate July 18 vs July 17 (89k vs 76k) LGW/BOS 59% growth (19k vs 12k) https://www.caa.co.uk/uploadedFiles/CAA/Content/Standard_Content/Data_and_analysis/Datasets/Airport_stats/Airport_data_2018_07/Table_12_1_Intl_Air_Pax_Traffic_Ro...

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by mutu
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The end of the poor BA catering? Do&Co won ten year tender!
Replies: 24
Views: 6485

Re: The end of the poor BA catering? Do&Co won ten year tender!

Only if BA bring back free food and drink service on European and domestic flights, they can be considered as premium airlines. Otherwise, BA would remain an expensive budget airlines for travelling within Europe and the UK. I find BA in Y can often be cheaper than EZY in fact - not always, but sti...

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by mutu
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How will BA expand?
Replies: 37
Views: 5685

Re: How will BA expand?

BA don't have to worry about long haul capacity, as their poor short haul product will lessen their feed and need for bigger planes :duck: The intra Europe market is particularly challenging for ALL carriers. BA's shorthaul product is neither better than nor worse than most other big network carrie...

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by mutu
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last BA 767 Flights
Replies: 25
Views: 6576

Re: Last BA 767 Flights

So to be clear, the shocking state of the interior of the 767 is a reflection on the a/c and its OEM, absolutely nothing to do with the owner and operator of the a/c.? ...and folks wonder why BA service is going into the crapper..... No. It reflects old aircraft that are not worth updating, and whi...

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by mutu
Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA website hacked, personal and financial details stolen.
Replies: 21
Views: 2162

Re: BA website hacked, personal and financial details stolen.

Not sure personal details were accessed. NO passport or booking details certainly. The breach appears to have occurred during the payment approval process and may even be technically outside of BA systems per se - but clearly they and their customers payments were targeted so who knows at this stage...

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by mutu
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1482
Views: 137878

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

No need to make getting Paris service a priority at this point. If Brexit occurs next March, I think in the long run a Euro Zone hub destination will be more valuable than LHR. Whether it's DUB, CDG, AMS, or FRA isn't so important, but it needs to be one of them. Well given the UK is outside the Sc...

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by mutu
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Non-US BA Longhaul Destination?
Replies: 97
Views: 10588

Re: Next Non-US BA Longhaul Destination?

They wont do much in China, there are repeatedly saying that's a market for alliances. They wont do anything in Oceania - I'm surprised Sydney has lasted this long to be honest. Its the Singapore leg of that flight which keeps it going. Not correct. The daily A380 provides the bulk of the O&D t...

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by mutu
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why do some airlines put middle seats in J class?? Also, 1-2-1 vs 2-2-2 in J class?
Replies: 30
Views: 4036

Re: Why do some airlines put middle seats in J class?? Also, 1-2-1 vs 2-2-2 in J class?

As noted above, BA can get away with a sub-par business class seat/layout because they controtl the most slots to/from LHR and has a captive market of loyal flyers. Actually given the BA lay out is still the original first flat business bed in the sky, when originally planned the challenge (a big c...

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by mutu
Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”
Replies: 154
Views: 13843

Re: Combating B6 if they decide to go TA

Can’t see EI or BA or any other European airline being worried ... the market disrupters , DY, Wow, have been in the market for ages ... JetBlue brings nothing new or interesting from a European point of view . And from an American point of view , I would imagine most travellers there seem to be ma...

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by mutu
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW/KLM - The Alliance From Hell
Replies: 22
Views: 6613

Re: NW/KLM - The Alliance From Hell

I agree if a US flag carrier is not allowed to set up shop in said country than the said airline from that country can not set up shop here. But I think it's time to find ways to level the commercial aviation field in this country. This last round of consolidation has done more to reverse everythin...

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by mutu
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon
Replies: 218
Views: 43392

Re: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon

QUOTE: Europe-Japan is for instance one of the big markets where BA is already operating, but they're using B772ER's to HND and B789's to NRT. Talk about a lack of ambition... The market can easily take an A380 or two at the expense of competitors. I flew HND-LHR a couple of months ago with BA. Fare...

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by mutu
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon
Replies: 218
Views: 43392

Re: Britiah Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon

ain't Boeing I ain't going". I believe the old British saying is, "if it is a Boeing, I will not be going." :lol:[/quote] As a Brit of more than ample years, not sure I have ever heard that...old enough to remember BA with an almost entirely Boeing fleet of 737/747/757/767/777...and ...

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by mutu
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta increases LAX-AMS
Replies: 19
Views: 3807

Re: Delta increases LAX-AMS

MrBren wrote:
Can someone provide number of weekly flights and carriers for LAX-CDG, LAX-LHR, LAX-FRA and LAX-AMS?


LHR-LAX: BAx3 AAx2, NZ x1, DLx1, VSx3

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by mutu
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1604
Views: 93181

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

I realize my comment is going to launch ‘Attack of the PIT Fanboys (and from our resident MSP Troll)’ but PIT will have four transatlantic flights next summer; I’d be surprised if it could absorb five, especially with the huge subsidy being provided to BA. . Well only time will tell. Personally I d...

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by mutu
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1604
Views: 93181

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

. However if EI doesn't do DTW, BA could. The IAG is all political. Not sure I understand your point. Politics? Or profit maximisation? There is no doubt IAG strategy is to push excess demand (for EU/USA over LHR) over DUB. Makes perfect sense. And is alleviating the supply pressures faced by BA at...

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by mutu
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaga Airport loses PAX for the first time in 5 years; ALC, IBZ drop; BCN slows down; MAD booms
Replies: 30
Views: 4243

Re: Malaga Airport loses PAX for the first time in 5 years; ALC, IBZ drop; BCN slows down; MAD booms

was there not a lot of weather and ATC disruption in July? These disruptions add up especially to the "tourist" destinations which can be given a lower priority. And the extremely hot weather across all of Europe has resulted in a lot of usual late bookings staying at home. This may just b...

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by mutu
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 893
Views: 220973

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018

When are we expecting to see the next BA example? The next 788 for BA is G-ZBJK which is currently in the paint hangar and due for delivery early September. G-ZBJL should enter final assembly in about a month's time with delivery due at the beginning of November ¿How many B787's in BA with this new...

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by mutu
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1770
Views: 103057

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

QUOTE 1 from opening statements by Willie Walsh speaking of the growth of the TATL offerings: "We’re growing on our networks, and 10% growth in ASK on the transatlantic in the second quarter. Half of that was in Europe, which are performing incredibly well. Nashville, it is up and coming in te...

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by mutu
Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA line up at JFK photo.
Replies: 127
Views: 27341

Re: BA line up at JFK photo.

BA/AA have 12 LHR JFK daily plus BA 1X LCY and 1X LGW
Adding EWR to make broader London New York pairing makes 16 daily

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by mutu
Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is Flybe doing at Heathrow?
Replies: 26
Views: 5239

Re: How is Flybe doing at Heathrow?

Presumably, their intention is to upgauge to more suitable equipment if that looks like being sustainable. Can somebody remind us how many continuous seasons these flights have to be operated before they can switch to other routes? In the mean time, a Q400 for a marginal reduction in price wouldn't...

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by mutu
Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 682
Views: 170047

Re: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy

IAG cashed out its counter to pay BA's pension, almost destroyed IB, and now is in progress of rebranding it and making it disappear. A terrible example....[/quote] TOTAL TWADDLE. BA pays BAs pension contribution from its profits and cash and is now embarking on its own restructuring of the pension ...

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by mutu
Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which type of B777 do BA use on each of their LHR-DXB flights?
Replies: 26
Views: 3628

Re: Which type of B777 do BA use on each of their LHR-DXB flights?

[quote

The planes refitted next year will have 3-4-3 seating![/quote]

NOT necessarily, only some, although yes LGW sub fleet will all be converted

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by mutu
Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG's plans for Aer Lingus
Replies: 25
Views: 6955

Re: IAG's plans for Aer Lingus

Dont forget what Brexit might mean. EI+BA merge and/or BA's IAG separation included.... This makes no sense.....Ei is a EU carrier and BA wont be so they cant merge per se. Brexit is no issue for BA EI IAG or anyone else really one the parties agree the new ground rules. If Norwegian can use its UK...

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by mutu
Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First BA routes announced with high density seating
Replies: 59
Views: 15172

Re: First BA routes announced with high density seating

I often used BA (club world) for my transatlantic journeys. But now I guess I would prefer other airlines with less squeezed pax... In addition, being an european citizen, I guess I will give my money to someone that will (al least) try to stay in Europe. The vast majority of BA transatlantic route...

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by mutu
Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First BA routes announced with high density seating
Replies: 59
Views: 15172

Re: First BA routes announced with high density seating

[quote="aemoreira1981"]The competition from Norwegian is causing this. However, DY's planes are still 45t lighter. As for the Heathrow fleet, the 3-class 772s (but not the 4-class 772 or any of the 77Ws, which are all 4-class) are also scheduled for a 3-4-3 retrofit in Y (the 4-class plane...

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by mutu
Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First BA routes announced with high density seating
Replies: 59
Views: 15172

Re: First BA routes announced with high density seating

No, I mean Club Europe. A320s will go from 168 to 180 and A321s from 205 to 218. If there is one thing US carriers have got right it is their short haul F cabin. At least you get a much better hard product compared to the LCC Y seats Euro carriers are selling as J. Would rather sit in a comfortable...

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by mutu
Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's Next US Destination
Replies: 455
Views: 46725

Re: BA's Next US Destination

I do wonder why BA is starting all these routes and AA isn't. I guess it might be slot related? Maybe AA has higher costs? Does AA fly any international TATL flights from non hubs? For the old AA hub cities, you would have thought they would have been more likely than BA to start the route. Even if...

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by mutu
Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA invents new airport. "San Francisco Oakland"
Replies: 101
Views: 14452

Re: BA invents new airport. "San Francisco Oakland"

For many years BA used New York Newark for EWR until enough familiarity grew at the European/middle eastern end that Newark was good for New York. Similarly Washington Baltimore is now Baltimore. Very few people would be able to point out Oakland on a map (no slur intended) and would simply overlook...

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by mutu
Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sunday Times Article: ‘Anyone but British Airways’: turbulent times at the nation’s flag carrier
Replies: 50
Views: 12636

Re: Sunday Times Article: ‘Anyone but British Airways’: turbulent times at the nation’s flag carrier

I have never flown British Airways so I cannot offer an opinion, as I cannot have an opinion on something I don't personally know. However, as I am curious about flying BA Club World, I can understand where some of the perceptions, observations, photos, and travel experiences based on what I read h...

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by mutu
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian announces DEN-CDG
Replies: 51
Views: 9686

Re: Colorado offering incentives to start DEN-CDG

I kind of see this as a major fail on the part of the legacies if Norwegian starts DEN-CDG before either Star or Skyteam. The only legacy carrier that's actually been starting new TATL routes is BA and that's to keep out DY. So far, it seems to be working, but AF is a sitting duck. I can't remember...

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by mutu
Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair’s earnings growth continues: all-time high profit for Q2
Replies: 3
Views: 872

Re: Finnair’s earnings growth continues: all-time high profit for Q2

A decent airline sticking to what it does well and making a success of it. Long may it continue. well done AY

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by mutu
Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet pick Austria for the new AOC
Replies: 108
Views: 14149

Re: easyJet pick Austria for the new AOC

Hmmm I think Air France and Lufthansa will go for IAG first , BA will most likely be asset stripped and then dumped And then they'll go for easyJet unless most of its shareholders are EU nationals at that stage and the HQ and majority of staff are within the EU Just opening a base in Vienna isn't g...

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by mutu
Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA releases worst safety video ever?
Replies: 115
Views: 16463

Re: BA releases worst safety video ever?

Just for clarity you have NOT watched the new BA safety video. You have watched an extended Directors Cut/The Making of version which is not the product for release on 1 September on board. And yes it is about promoting YOUR safety AND raising awareness of Comic Relief. May I respectfully suggest yo...

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by mutu
Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA CityFlyer Announces New Routes From LCY & MAN
Replies: 14
Views: 3132

Re: BA CityFlyer Announces New Routes From LCY & MAN

[quote="1973mcg"]The most interesting bit is transferring ORY flights from LHR to LCY- BA obviously aren't getting the level of transfer traffic they need to sustain the route. Coming soon after they announced the end of LHR-SVG and LHR-BGO it does suggest that some of their (shorter) shor...

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by mutu
Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA opping 789 on MSY-LHR tonight, why?
Replies: 19
Views: 4405

Re: BA opping 789 on MSY-LHR tonight, why?

Incredible to me that people actually pay for Club World. What a terrible product. But hey if they can actually sell that nonsense then good for them. I am not a fan of the seat layout and the lack of direct access to the aisle. Also not so keen on the dividers going up and down so that the crew ca...

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by mutu
Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways debuts QSUITES new J cabin 24 June
Replies: 7
Views: 3007

Re: Qatar Airways debuts QSUITES new J cabin 24 June

That looks like a lot of leg inside the seatbox infront. Whilst direct aisle access is important I would rather sacrifice some limited inconvenience for my legs and feet to have unrestricted movement!! I am a bit of a kicker in my sleep!!

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by mutu
Tue May 16, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the Concorde "fail"?
Replies: 68
Views: 8040

Re: Did the Concorde "fail"?

One correction: BA and AF did not receive all their aircraft for free. BA ordered 5 and AF 4 in 1972 and paid for them; I'm not sure if the purchase prices were disclosed, but at the time, Concorde listed for more than a 747. Aerospatiale/BAC built five more production frames as white-tails and fou...

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by mutu
Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar airways new destinations
Replies: 53
Views: 13806

Re: Qatar airways new destinations

I wonder if CWL is a pre-cursor to a maintenance deal with investee IAG/BA...rotate frames through CWL for checks. In which case makes sense as a new route but don't expect multiple daily frequencies!

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by mutu
Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian announces DEN-LGW and SEA-LGW
Replies: 182
Views: 20935

Re: Norwegian announces DEN-LGW and SEA-LGW

[quote="reidar76"][quote="PatrickZ80"][quote="jetmatt777"]H So, when comparing service level, we should compare what you get for the same price. For the price of a Y-class ticket onboard American, United, Delta, British Airways, Air France, Lufthansa etc. you get to tra...

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by mutu
Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian announces DEN-LGW and SEA-LGW
Replies: 182
Views: 20935

Re: Norwegian announces DEN-LGW and SEA-LGW

An interesting agenda item for BREXIT talks: post BREXIT will the UK allow Norwegian to continue to enjoy what will become 5th freedom rights? I suspect given how liberal UK aviation market is then probably yes!! And BA knows that too. That's why they have no choice but to meet Norwegian by racing t...

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by mutu
Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS Sells two slots at LHR
Replies: 121
Views: 25347

Re: SAS Sells of two slots at LHR

$75M is a lot of money, but in fact rather cheapish for two pairs. Last year SK sold one pair to AA for $60M. Nine years ago CO bought four pairs from three EU carriers at combined $209M. But it all depends greatly on the time of day. Maybe it is time to sell as long as they are still worth some mo...

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by mutu
Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SJC news
Replies: 27
Views: 3390

Re: SJC news

not sure that is a valid comparison of fares OAK on BA should be between £400/ £500 Y, £800 W,and £2800/£3200 J round trip ex UK (I stress these are ex UK fares not ex USA) They will test the waters first - not wanting to cannibalise SFO yield but also wanting to give DY a run for their money. A sim...

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by mutu
Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHL BA-AA Fleet Swap
Replies: 78
Views: 15459

Re: PHL BA-AA Fleet Swap

It will be interesting to see if BOS will cease to see 744s during the winter with the 388 coming in, although that could well change given that the 238/239 is now a 787-9, which is a capacity reduction even from the four-class 772s which are used on that rotation. the capacity reduction is 10 seat...

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by mutu
Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EI planning direct flights DUB-LAS
Replies: 14
Views: 3515

Re: EI to add DUB-LAS

The article says "We are working to build a business case to operate a seasonal service to LAS...."
So some way away from a confirmed route?

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by mutu
Tue Jan 31, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cabin crew based on seats on plane or seats sold?
Replies: 33
Views: 5105

Re: Cabin crew based on seats on plane or seats sold?

A BA A380 with 469 seats would require 10 cabin crew on the 50 pax FAA rule IF that rule were pertinent to that type (which I cant imagine it would be given the size of the craft) , 16 under the EASA 1 crew per door rule, and actually flies with 22

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by mutu
Tue Jan 31, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow Air: new fares, bigger J seats
Replies: 28
Views: 6871

Re: Wow Air: new fares, bigger J seats

Not J class by any means at 37". How many seats will they lose in each a/c type will be interesting to see. Well that will still be much better than the joke of J class Euro carriers offer on intra-European routes. Different markets. The average sector length of the Euro carriers shorthaul fly...

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by mutu
Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways cabin crew on 48 hours strike
Replies: 40
Views: 7822

Re: British Airways cabin crew on 48 hours strike

no cancellations, minimal if any customer inconvenience. no news here

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by mutu
Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which major airline has the worst business class hard product?
Replies: 54
Views: 5049

Re: Worst Business Class

Perhaps the worst is the one you don't get upgraded to. I find it very interesting that BA has many posts saying "terrible" and others "quite good" . I have never flown BA in J, the F product is getting tired. A lot seems to depend on whether you are travelling alone or as a cou...

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by mutu
Thu Sep 08, 2016 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China condemned over racism in London travel guide
Replies: 68
Views: 10666

Re: Air China condemned over racism in London travel guide

racist or not it is just factually plain wrong. London is actually a relatively safe city given its size so I find it offensive to put down my home town inaccurately. They should spend more time advising their citizens to avoid engaging in credit card fraud during their overseas visits.........(raci...

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