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by mattyfitzg
Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15 crash in sea off North Yorkshire coast
Replies: 10
Views: 2040

Re: USAF F-15 crash in sea off North Yorkshire coast

Possibly a mid-air collision during formation flying? The Telegraph (UK) reports "One of the planes was later seen landing, reportedly with a cracked canopy." https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/06/15/us-air-force-f-15c-fighter-jet-crashes-north-sea/ It’s believed to be unrelated. The F...

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by mattyfitzg
Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15 crash in sea off North Yorkshire coast
Replies: 10
Views: 2040

Re: USAF F-15 crash in sea off North Yorkshire coast

The 3x KC135 and B52 were already in the area with a different training tasking. Whether they were drafted in to join the SAR, who knows, but it wouldn’t make sense if they were

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by mattyfitzg
Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Scheduled long distance routes with small aircraft (incl stopovers)?
Replies: 49
Views: 4708

Re: Scheduled long distance routes with small aircraft (incl stopovers)?

I seem to recall that Astraeus Airlines, who went under in 2011, at one time operated the longest non-stop B737 flight in the world to somewhere in Africa, possibly as a charter (so not a scheduled flight which your post calls for) oil workers. Please forgive my vague answer - I wish I could rememb...

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by mattyfitzg
Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The most distant/inconvenient airports to their city
Replies: 50
Views: 3133

Re: The most distant/inconvenient airports to their city

You’ll never know true inconvenience unless you’ve flown to/from Luton!

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by mattyfitzg
Thu May 28, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Accident report: Norwegian B738 near Alicante on Oct 18th 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 1669

Re: Accident report: Norwegian B738 near Alicante on Oct 18th 2017

Couldn’t agree more with the top comment on the linked avherald report.

Well done CIAIAC, it only took you guys three years! And for probably the first time a report in English! I am baffled! And again, the skills of the Spanish controllers continue to amaze the world...

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by mattyfitzg
Tue May 26, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 153094

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

*mods delete please*

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by mattyfitzg
Thu May 21, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports that can be accessed on foot vs airports that can only be accessed by car / train
Replies: 70
Views: 3753

Re: Airports that can be accessed on foot vs airports that can only be accessed by car / train

Mentioned above a few times, but I’d like to reiterate how scenic the walk to London City is, Canary Wharf, the o2 arena and the shard are just a number of attractions in the backdrop.

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by mattyfitzg
Mon May 18, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How to start an airline?
Replies: 25
Views: 1528

Re: How to start an airline?

Easy. How to start an airline in 3 simple steps:
1. Dont do it.
2. Don’t do it.
3. Ask yourself if you really want to do it, and come to the conclusion that you don’t.

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by mattyfitzg
Sat May 16, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 202
Views: 32787

Re: Airlines Job Cuts

Only US Citizens or Green Card holders are allowed to operate as crew on US Aircraft, making them subject to US labor laws, wherever they may be based. The Place of Employment is “ Headquarters, USA” United has a crew base in London which has British citizens operating out of it, in fact the majori...

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by mattyfitzg
Sat May 16, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 202
Views: 32787

Re: Airlines Job Cuts

For an airline like United is it not made more difficult, since they have overseas bases (LHR FRA etc), what happens to them? Do they have an individual seniority list, or do they merge into the bigger picture? Only US Citizens or Green Card holders are allowed to operate as crew on US Aircraft, ma...

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by mattyfitzg
Sat May 16, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 202
Views: 32787

Re: Airlines Job Cuts

For an airline like United is it not made more difficult, since they have overseas bases (LHR FRA etc), what happens to them? Do they have an individual seniority list, or do they merge into the bigger picture?

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by mattyfitzg
Sun May 10, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How to hire a private jet
Replies: 8
Views: 1268

Re: How to hire a private jet

I would recommend you to go to two specific companies. Either TAG aviation or Gama Aviation. Both of them are reputable companies, they are based in London and has plenty of different aircraft’s and prices. Good luck!! Used TAG aviation a few times with work and would recommend them, highly profess...

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by mattyfitzg
Sun May 10, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Europe to FOB Fenty, Afghanistan
Replies: 5
Views: 4265

Re: Europe to FOB Fenty, Afghanistan

Brize Norton: it’s already bad enough that one is deploying overseas, then Brize Norton is that final kick between the legs, the last “civilisation” you might ever see is a miserable departure lounge with a “Spar” and a vending machine that swallows all your money. Good report, and I echo the above ...

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by mattyfitzg
Sat May 09, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Post Covid Fleet Plan Summary
Replies: 66
Views: 13160

Re: IAG Post Covid Fleet Plan Summary

Quite honestly, I have no idea, but with LCYs location to the City and Canary Wharf, and the talks of U.K. Lockdown restrictions easing, id imagine the financial district is where the demand could come from, as it always has been. Which easing of UK lockdown restrictions? Everybody who enters the U...

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by mattyfitzg
Sat May 09, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Post Covid Fleet Plan Summary
Replies: 66
Views: 13160

Re: IAG Post Covid Fleet Plan Summary

Apparently G-LCYJ, S, and T are all due to be flown from Norwich to London City today. LCY has been opened just for today to allow some ferry/maintenance/training flights. G-LCYE is going to Warsaw for maintenance and the crew are bringing back G-LCYO also. I think they are slowly bringing the flee...

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by mattyfitzg
Sat May 09, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?
Replies: 1317
Views: 161979

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

G-VSXY and G-VGBR just positioned LHR-DSA, I thought the 330s would stick around to fit their whole “twin engine” idea.

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by mattyfitzg
Fri May 08, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines applies for domestic scheduled authority, plans JFK-SAN Jun 2020
Replies: 46
Views: 6977

Re: Eastern Airlines applies for domestic scheduled authority, plans JFK-SAN Jun 2020

LAXintl wrote:
JFK-SAN 2300-0150
SAN-JFK 0640-1510


Who are they appealing too? The Navy/Marines down in SAN who’s body clocks are programmed to these types of flight times?

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by mattyfitzg
Fri May 08, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737 hits person on landing
Replies: 1
Views: 597

Southwest 737 hits person on landing

http://avherald.com/h?article=4d6fdffd&opt=0 A pretty surreal story, a person wondering around on the runway, getting “run over” by a plane? I’m sure there’s lots to be revealed, how did the person get there? If they weren’t an airport worker, how was it so easy for them to make it to a secure z...

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by mattyfitzg
Fri May 08, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Post Covid Fleet Plan Summary
Replies: 66
Views: 13160

Re: IAG Post Covid Fleet Plan Summary

Apparently G-LCYJ, S, and T are all due to be flown from Norwich to London City today. LCY has been opened just for today to allow some ferry/maintenance/training flights. G-LCYE is going to Warsaw for maintenance and the crew are bringing back G-LCYO also. I think they are slowly bringing the flee...

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by mattyfitzg
Wed May 06, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for the airlines to restart advertising
Replies: 114
Views: 10374

Re: Time for the airlines to restart advertising

Not too sure about that; it’s nice not having bloody Jet2s Jess Glynne playing on every ad break, Spotify advert, YouTube advert and radio ad break!

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by mattyfitzg
Mon May 04, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 9982 low and slow over KHYR?
Replies: 36
Views: 6222

Re: Delta 9982 low and slow over KHYR?

That’s one of my ideas too. Maybe a delta pilot based out of MSP has a cabin in this area and wanted to have some fun. If not, I am genuinely curious as to why they would get that low. If there are any delta ops or maintenance people viewing this thread I would like to know the details of maintenan...

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by mattyfitzg
Sun May 03, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 311
Views: 56870

Re: BA could make up to 12.000 employees redundant

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EW8UF0WXgAAx6pq?format=jpg&name=small https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EW8UF0WXgAAx6pq?format=jpg&name=large There’s a separate corps of A318 Pilots for LCY? I thought they were just seconded from the LGW base, so should surely just be included in that Airbus number? ...

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by mattyfitzg
Fri May 01, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 115
Views: 10553

Re: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2020

https://www.preferente.com/noticias-de-transportes/noticias-de-aerolineas/sas-despide-al-100-de-la-plantilla-basada-en-malaga-299755.html SAS To fire all employees based in AGP. A total of 80 crew members will see their jobs cut. As far as I remember SAS Ireland is based in Malaga and has about six...

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by mattyfitzg
Fri May 01, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia & Vueling secure €1 Bil Spanish gov't loans
Replies: 18
Views: 2494

Re: IAG secures $1.1 billion government backed loan in Spain

My first thoughts are that they (BA/IAG) are reluctant to take a loan from HMG because this would open up the door for Virgin to take one too, but accepting one from the Spanish government has no such effect.

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by mattyfitzg
Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 311
Views: 56870

Re: BA could make up to 12.000 employees redundant

I have a feeling that BA Cityflyer might actually benefit from this unfortunate set of events we see ourselves in. Cityflyer are not part of the announced BA staff cuts, and have no plans to make anybody redundant, yet anyway. With BA looking to consolidate/retreat it’s Mainline fleet back to LHR an...

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by mattyfitzg
Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair repatriation flight to Africa?
Replies: 4
Views: 1958

Ryanair repatriation flight to Africa?

Just spotted a lost looking Ryanair 738 on approach into Monrovia, RYR68 direct from Dublin. Any ideas what this might be for, hard to imagine many lost Irish holidaymakers down that neck of the woods.

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by mattyfitzg
Sun Apr 26, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerion moves forward with supersonic AS2 for 2024, unveils new final design
Replies: 113
Views: 16746

Re: Aerion moves forward with supersonic AS2 for 2024, unveils new final design

Claims to fly JFK-LHR in 4h4m. Shaves 5 mins off of Concordes average flight time. Didn’t Norwegian or Primera achieve a similar NYC-LON route in the same time a few years back? ;)

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by mattyfitzg
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?
Replies: 1317
Views: 161979

Re: Virgin Atlantic facing collapse

Well the U.K. government already said they’d look at each airline on a case by case basis with no guarantees. I’d imagine companies that pay taxes in the U.K. or provide essential services will be looked upon favourably (Eastern, Loganair, maybe even Jet2 and Titan since theyre wholly British). I wo...

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by mattyfitzg
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Leases 6 London Heathrow Slots to Air India for 2 years
Replies: 19
Views: 4200

Re: Garuda Leases 6 London Heathrow Slots to Air India for 2 years

I don’t understand the correlation between Indonesian Palm Oil and slots at Heathrow.....????

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by mattyfitzg
Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TUI 767 into LHR
Replies: 15
Views: 6015

Re: TUI 767 into LHR

Ryanair never operated from LHR, it operated from LGW. I’m 99% sure Ryanair operated BA flights during the cabin crew strike. Yeah, that is correct, but they never operated for BA at LHR. They did operate at LGW. During the major Mixed Fleet cabin crew strike a few years back, Ryanair 100% operated...

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by mattyfitzg
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Samaritan's Purse DC-8 flying GSO to Italy
Replies: 57
Views: 12183

Re: Samaritan's Purse DC-8 flying GSO to Italy

A strange one this. A church with an aircraft, and a dedicated(yet small) team of Cabin Crew, flight crew, ground crews and engineers, all of whom are not surprisingly, devote Christians.

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by mattyfitzg
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 202
Views: 32787

Re: Airlines unpaid leaves and layoffs thread

How would BA manage the redundancies selection Cruz has said there will be? One huge list of all fleets combined or by fleet? Crew are not told anything... head of colleague communication and engagement has blocked access to yammer forums. Most daily updates telling about what easyjet and others ar...

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by mattyfitzg
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 202
Views: 32787

Re: Airlines unpaid leaves and layoffs thread

Situation is very much the same in the U.K. TUI cancelled all future courses and ended those currently in progress. EasyJet, Virgin, BA all did the same, Jet2 and BA Cityflyer have cancelled future courses but have agreed to let those in progress finish but it’s a slim chance any of those crew ever ...

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by mattyfitzg
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stobart Air in administration?
Replies: 6
Views: 1787

Re: Stobart Air in administration?

Very sad! Hope they can pull through, thoughts to all their employees. Unfortunately we predicted Flybe would be the first of a few :(

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by mattyfitzg
Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 202
Views: 32787

Re: Airlines unpaid leaves and layoffs thread

With regards to furloughing, bases do not matter. the only thing that is considered during a furlough is seniority. The #1 person picks where he wants to go, then #2 next and then down the line until they run out of musical chairs and the people who are left standing when the music stops are furlou...

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by mattyfitzg
Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 202
Views: 32787

Re: Airlines unpaid leaves and layoffs thread

In regards to the UA bases furloughing on seniority, how does this effect the LHR/FRA bases, which I would imagine are 2 of the most senior bases going, right? Correct me if I’m wrong, don’t work for UA, just an observation.

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by mattyfitzg
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 to the rescue?
Replies: 32
Views: 5829

Re: Jet2 to the rescue?

They literally aren’t though, that’s the thing. You can’t argue with facts. They aren’t laying on anything extra than what is already scheduled.....But let’s not let facts get in the way of a good story. They literally are .... leaving this here and walking away. Enjoy https://www.flightradar24.com...

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by mattyfitzg
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 to the rescue?
Replies: 32
Views: 5829

Re: Jet2 to the rescue?

Totally understand. My point is that BA and DY are laying on extra aircraft for the exact same reason as Jet2, they just don't issue a press release over it so sadly go unnoticed. They literally aren’t though, that’s the thing. You can’t argue with facts. They aren’t laying on anything extra than w...

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by mattyfitzg
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 to the rescue?
Replies: 32
Views: 5829

Re: Jet2 to the rescue?

I get what you are saying but I think you are mistaken. Jet2 are, out of the goodness of their hearts, putting the flights in the booking system, and "allowing" the general public (their passengers, other passengers, strangers etc etc) to pay for a ticket on those flights where there are ...

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by mattyfitzg
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 to the rescue?
Replies: 32
Views: 5829

Re: Jet2 to the rescue?

dreamliner8910 wrote:
BA,VS and DY are flying other customers back to as much as Jet2 are. We won't mention RYR...


They aren’t flying customers back who aren’t already their own. That’s the point the OP was making.

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by mattyfitzg
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 to the rescue?
Replies: 32
Views: 5829

Re: Jet2 to the rescue?

dreamliner8910 wrote:
Just to point out BA,VS and DY have all done the same, just didn't feel the need to shout about it


They’ve flown their own customers back, yes.

Jet2 are flying the customers of others back, like Ryanair, who won’t offer people flights home.

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by mattyfitzg
Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 to the rescue?
Replies: 32
Views: 5829

Jet2 to the rescue?

Looks like Jet2 are laying on extra aircraft to rescue passengers from other airlines, according to the statement from the CEO. This must be very costly for the company, but for a company as well run as this, this must be a play for the long run where they can attract future customers. This must als...

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by mattyfitzg
Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 335542

Re: Discussion: Troubles for European Airline Groups, IAG, AFKLM, LH-Group

Personally I don’t think the government will award any aid. Virgin need it, while other U.K. carriers (Easy, Jet2, BA) are sitting on healthy cash reserves which will likely see them through this ordeal, and all are companies which will pick up the slack from any more airlines going caput.

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by mattyfitzg
Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK 2698 LAX-DXB A388 divert to SFO 3/15
Replies: 3
Views: 2021

Re: EK 2698 LAX-DXB A388 divert to SFO 3/15

The crew originally meant to operate EEV back from SFO had some sickness below minimum legal crew complement.
A6-EOM positioned up to rescue, and the 216 was operated by EOD which was already in LAX from the 13th.

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by mattyfitzg
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Financial Discussion - 2020
Replies: 584
Views: 146746

Re: DY Financial Discussion - 2020

https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidnikel ... ses-mount/


Put the engine covers on and hope for the best
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behramjee wrote:
Norway airports all closed for traffic effective tomorrow so now what will Norwegian do since LGW-USA is also closed https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidnikel ... ses-mount/


Put the engine covers on and hope for the best

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by mattyfitzg
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LUV Connection: Good name for a Southwest feeder airline?
Replies: 20
Views: 3266

Re: LUV Connection: Good name for a Southwest feeder airline?

Antarius wrote:
Why not LUV seat?


Or LUV machine.

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by mattyfitzg
Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LUV Connection: Good name for a Southwest feeder airline?
Replies: 20
Views: 3266

Re: LUV Connection: Good name for a Southwest feeder airline?

Pretty sure there are a number of businesses in a certain part of Amsterdam which won’t be happy about that name being used

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by mattyfitzg
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways boss tells staff jobs will go
Replies: 9
Views: 4431

Re: British Airways boss tells staff jobs will go

psimpson wrote:
BA Cityflyer have sent some of their embraer aircrafts into storage, plus the LCY-SNN-JFK-LCY route will be suspended from the end of the month until October i believe.
Tough times all round in the aviation industry.


Yep, they’re in Norwich.

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by mattyfitzg
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways boss tells staff jobs will go
Replies: 9
Views: 4431

Re: British Airways boss tells staff jobs will go

BA Cityflyer are seeing relatively “healthy” loads too. By healthy I mean about the 55/60 mark on most flights which of course isn’t full, but not empty. The weekends MAN sectors seem to be operating a capacity though as do all of the leisure flights from LCY. Obviously a few exceptions (one of the ...

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