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by OMAAbound
Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JET2 - what next ?
Replies: 122
Views: 23679

Re: JET2 - what next ?

From a Friend who works at Jet2,

Up to 265 crew members and 170 ‘other’ staff members have been asked to take long term unpaid leave until the Summer ‘21 season begins.

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by OMAAbound
Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JET2 - what next ?
Replies: 122
Views: 23679

Re: JET2 - what next ?

The usual holiday destinations were spoken of in the Caribbean & Florida from 3 UK airports. As with most decisions made by Jet2, I’d imagine a lot of time and thought went into them. They’ve most likely been put on the top shelf at the very back, given the current situation. OMAA Which three U...

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by OMAAbound
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JET2 - what next ?
Replies: 122
Views: 23679

Re: JET2 - what next ?

There was rumours before all of the current C19 pandemic, that some long haul flights were planned for 2021 onwards with 5 A333’s were rumoured to be arriving. The usual holiday destinations were spoken of in the Caribbean & Florida from 3 UK airports. As with most decisions made by Jet2, I’d im...

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by OMAAbound
Thu May 28, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Fleet Help
Replies: 3
Views: 649

Lufthansa Fleet Help

A while ago I was reading a thread on here regarding Lufthansa. On it was a pdf or link (I can’t remember) stating all of the aircraft bases.

Does anyone have it, or could kindly post the link again here please.

Many thanks

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by OMAAbound
Wed May 06, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread 2020
Replies: 504
Views: 38854

Re: Virgin and the 747...

The 747’s to MCO were so low yielding, that without them going full, or 90%, they struggled to make any money. Only 14 Upper Seats are hardly going to turn much profit, when the majority of people are looking to ‘jut get there’ in economy. I’d say going forward, Virgin won’t send any aircraft to MCO...

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by OMAAbound
Tue May 05, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OFFICIAL: VS to exit LGW entirely, retire 747s immediately, lay off 3000 staff, consolidate UK branding
Replies: 21
Views: 3875

Re: OFFICIAL: VS to exit LGW entirely, retire 747s immediately, lay off 3000 staff, consolidate UK branding

I don’t think it would have been difficult to shift 17 used 787-9’s, even with RR Engines bolted onto the wings.... 3 or 4 months ago perhaps! Which would be awesome, if they had a time machine. But since they don't, the question still remains.... My point exactly, even tho sarcastically made, even...

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by OMAAbound
Tue May 05, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OFFICIAL: VS to exit LGW entirely, retire 747s immediately, lay off 3000 staff, consolidate UK branding
Replies: 21
Views: 3875

Re: OFFICIAL: VS to exit LGW entirely, retire 747s immediately, lay off 3000 staff, consolidate UK branding

I still can not understand the fleet structure of VS at all. Especially now when it is time to save as much money as possible. Either go all 787 or an A330/A350 mix. Both would reduce the pilot pool down to one and due to cuts, an A330/A350 pool with A330 wages would be cheapest. I think right now ...

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by OMAAbound
Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-300ER longest nonstop flight?
Replies: 13
Views: 4695

Re: Boeing 777-300ER longest nonstop flight?

Etihad do AUH-LAX in the 77W, I’m not sure where that comes in on the list.

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by OMAAbound
Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020
Replies: 659
Views: 60018

Re: Lufthansa Retiring Some A380s, A340s, 747s, and A320s

Also which of the A380’s and A340’s will be getting a free one-way ticket to the scrap yard?

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by OMAAbound
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 and A340 Movements/Write-off/Retirements/Scrap Thread - 2020
Replies: 161
Views: 52307

Re: A330 and A340 Write-off/Retirement/Scrap Thread - 2020

D-ALMD is also heading to TLV now for transfer over to ASL Airlines, EI-HEF will be new reg

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by OMAAbound
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Flight Help
Replies: 3
Views: 1219

Ryanair Flight Help

I was just looking at FR24

Came across a Ryanair flight currently en-route from STN-BGR with flight number RYR800D

Anyone know what this is doing? Off back to lease company? Being parked due to COVID-19.

TIA

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by OMAAbound
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s up with G-PRPB...at LHR since 02Jan
Replies: 5
Views: 1931

Re: What’s up with G-PRPB...at LHR since 02Jan

Unpaid landing fees?

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by OMAAbound
Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737MAX Storage, Where are they?
Replies: 113
Views: 19860

Re: 737MAX Storage, Where are they?

https://www.icelandreview.com/news/ther ... g-to-fear/
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N14AZ wrote:
Why are they flying them to TLS?


Read the article below, it’s just to protect them from the harsh Icelandic winter

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https://www.icelandreview.com/news/ther ... g-to-fear/

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by OMAAbound
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737MAX Storage, Where are they?
Replies: 113
Views: 19860

737MAX Storage, Where are they?

I’d be interested in knowing where all the MAX Operators have stored their MAX’s, of the top of my head, below is a few places I know of which have some stores. - Southwest, VCV - FlyDubai, DWC - Thomson, MAN + Others - Icelandair, currently at KEF but being ferried to TLS - Norwegian, scattered thr...

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by OMAAbound
Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour of British Airways launching Gatwick - Dubai
Replies: 55
Views: 11683

Re: Rumour of British Airways launching Gatwick - Dubai

I’d hardly think that a launch date would be anywhere near May, likely to be the latter part of the year when there’s cooler temperatures make Dubai a more attractive holiday destination. I can see it happening, British holidaymakers enjoy winter sunshine, and with the weak value of the £ going furt...

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by OMAAbound
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying with an emotional support animal may soon get a whole lot more difficult
Replies: 62
Views: 9256

Re: Flying with an emotional support animal may soon get a whole lot more difficult

Will I still be able to take my Emotional Support Mila Kunis with me?

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by OMAAbound
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: maintenance mishap causes extensive damage to an Emirates Airbus A380
Replies: 73
Views: 21878

Re: maintenance mishap causes extensive damage to an Emirates Airbus A380

Not to worry, there’s plenty of A380’s parked up at DWC that they weren’t using, nothing to see here, move along... This is the comment I was expecting to read. Ya got 100+ A380s, what does one less matter? I was there just a few weeks back, 3/4+ A380’s all parked up, probably 6+ 777’s that I count...

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by OMAAbound
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Transatlantic & Brexit - Impact of the announced US-UK trade deal on aviation
Replies: 43
Views: 6373

Transatlantic & Brexit - Impact of the announced US-UK trade deal on aviation

I may have worded the title not in the best way, but please refrain from passing your opinion on Brexit please. This is merely a question about the contribution to the U.K. economy after the withdrawal from the EU. Today, Boris and Donald have agreed to a huge trade deal, but what impact or contribu...

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by OMAAbound
Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: maintenance mishap causes extensive damage to an Emirates Airbus A380
Replies: 73
Views: 21878

Re: maintenance mishap causes extensive damage to an Emirates Airbus A380

Not to worry, there’s plenty of A380’s parked up at DWC that they weren’t using, nothing to see here, move along...

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by OMAAbound
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Indonesia signs LOI for 4 A330-800's
Replies: 36
Views: 9212

Re: Garuda Indonesia signs LOI for 4 A330-800's

Out of curiosity, when do the leases on their 777’s expire?

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by OMAAbound
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A350 Possible Damage
Replies: 36
Views: 18637

BA A350 Possible Damage

Just a heads up for all and especially those flying it the next few days.

The BA A350 has been damaged and will be out of service for a few days, it has received some flap damage today whilst on a Go-Around.

Not a great start for BA

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by OMAAbound
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA pilots to strike over the summer?
Replies: 50
Views: 8123

Re: BA pilots to strike over the summer?

Rumours to which I have heard, are strike action over the August bank holiday weekend has been spoken of, along with a weekend In the middle of August or several one-off individual days.

I guess we will have to wait and see over the coming days what BALPA notifies BA of.

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by OMAAbound
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Little Cargo Revenue Really Matters For DL And UA
Replies: 89
Views: 12863

Re: How Little Cargo Revenue Really Matters.

One thing to bear in mind with these numbers is that on many domestic routes that UA and DL both serve, the amount of cargo carried will be minimum to none. If you were to to only use only Trans-Con and International flights, I'm sure this number would jump dramatically, the many domestic flights se...

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by OMAAbound
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesnt Air New Zealand fly to New York?
Replies: 64
Views: 13173

Re: Why doesnt Air New Zealand fly to New York?

They don’t need too!

They have one stop connections via ISH & ORD with United.

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by OMAAbound
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ryanair and or Easy Jet to the USA
Replies: 42
Views: 5268

Re: Ryanair and or Easy Jet to the USA

Many moons ago, my ex-wife was a member of staff at Ryanair. During a conversation it was said that at some point in the future, Ryanair would like to enter the North American market, Michael O’Leary touted business class as ‘Beds and Bl*wjobs’. At one point, in the not so distant past, rumours I he...

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by OMAAbound
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 244
Views: 61221

Re: SAA Leasing A350

I’d be interested too see if the higher fuel saving costs outweigh the higher lease costs of the A350 for the A350.

If you can lease a A340 for, perhaps, 20/30% of the cost of a new A350, does this really give any form of hue saving?

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by OMAAbound
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: CVG New Airlines/routes?
Replies: 29
Views: 4627

Re: CVG New Airlines/routes?

Isn’t the Majority of traffic into CVG all Cargo these days? I know for example my company sends a daily flight every day, sometimes 2, along with DHL as well which operates several flights to Europe from CVG daily!

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by OMAAbound
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 244
Views: 61221

Re: SAA Leasing A350

sxf24 wrote:
It will be an airplane that was not delivered to Hong Kong Airlines and leased from Airbus.

I know of one airplane, but it could be more. There are many ex-Hong Kong airplanes available.


I thought these aircraft were going to Fiji Airways as the article says?

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by OMAAbound
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 244
Views: 61221

SAA Leasing A350

Ben has reported that SAA will get A350’s in the second part of this year, (link below) anyone got any idea as to where these Aircraft will be coming from? https://onemileatatime.com/south-african-airways-a350/ I’m pretty certain I’ve read elsewhere that the A350 book is pretty full, so I’m guessing...

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by OMAAbound
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet and the xlr
Replies: 30
Views: 4334

Re: EasyJet and the xlr

The writer of this article could do with getting their head out of the clouds!

They’d never turn a profit on any of he routes the writer has plucked out!

Utter Madness

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by OMAAbound
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747-8 PAX Version
Replies: 5
Views: 1711

747-8 PAX Version

Evening everyone Having seen numerous thread over the past few days all reading the same regarding the A380 converting to Freighter etc... What will happen to the PAX versions (Although there is few)? Do they have conversion available to them once they’ve finished? Or will it be straight to the scra...

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by OMAAbound
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways touches down in Pakistan after 10 years
Replies: 96
Views: 15610

Re: British Airways touches down in Pakistan after 10 years

A friend of mine was Cabin Crew on the return sector from ISB, said loads were about 50/60% in each cabin, many of the PAX which he spoke to didn’t even realise that BA had resumed flights back to Pakistan. OMAA I am somewhat bewildered by the second part of your statement. Didn't they realise that...

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by OMAAbound
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways touches down in Pakistan after 10 years
Replies: 96
Views: 15610

Re: British Airways touches down in Pakistan after 10 years

A friend of mine was Cabin Crew on the return sector from ISB, said loads were about 50/60% in each cabin, many of the PAX which he spoke to didn’t even realise that BA had resumed flights back to Pakistan.

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by OMAAbound
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates- Post A380
Replies: 4
Views: 808

Emirates- Post A380

STC gave an interview the other day that they hope to have phased out the A380 by the mid 2030’s. Now, granted, this is a long way off, but what would Emirates’ plans be for keeping capacity high, which they currently offer with the A380. For example, Emirates currently offer 6 DXB-LHR flights per d...

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by OMAAbound
Wed May 08, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet
Replies: 146
Views: 29128

Re: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet

Could this also have been a reasoning as to why FI were interested in purchasing WOW AIR with immediate access to an all Airbus fleet?

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by OMAAbound
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last VS A340
Replies: 51
Views: 17492

Last VS A340

The last Virgin Atlantic A340 scheduled service will arrive into LHR on 1st November 2019, 2 A340’s will be kept on as ‘Spares’ for a further few months, operating select routes on an adhoc basis. How’s your chance to get out and see these beautiful French ladies for one final time. I’ll be said to ...

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by OMAAbound
Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: EY to launch partnership with UA
Replies: 79
Views: 17925

Re: RUMOR: EY to launch partnership with UA

Could someone confirm if EWR is A380 capable? I seem to think it’s not, if it’s the case I can’t see EY moving to EWR.

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by OMAAbound
Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will EK move to Maktoum ?
Replies: 22
Views: 5373

Re: When will EK move to Maktoum ?

Never. Is the answer Personally I think it’ll stay what it currently is, specialist cargo, LCC’s and a car park for EK’s aircraft on downtime. One thing that moving to DWC would hinder EK and other airlines using it, would be that it’s right in the middle of nowhere, it’s a good 40 minute drive to t...

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by OMAAbound
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG in talks with Spanish government about preparing with a no deal
Replies: 58
Views: 13904

Re: IAG in talks with Spanish government about preparing with a no deal

You MAY get what you voted for. Can you imagine the public outrage of BA being a foreign carrier in the future... Hope they can find a solution. I don’t think anyone would actually know! It’s a bit like asking them how they feel about Alex Cruz (Spanish) being the CEO of BA. It’s the same old mantr...

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by OMAAbound
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B787 Go around
Replies: 18
Views: 3386

Re: B787 Go around

At my company, the usual procedure for wind shear will be for maximum thrust, and then to fly to go-around procedure, usually by hand until the level off altitude, which is usually FL050. Usually, a normal go-around would only require climb thrust, usually 1800-2500fpm, which is one click and two-cl...

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by OMAAbound
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where Would The A380 Be If It EIS'd As Planned?
Replies: 20
Views: 2902

Re: Where Would The A380 Be If It EIS'd As Planned?

Personally the A380 arrived at a time when it really wasn’t viable. The economy in general was in a bad place, the $, £ & € were weak and banks were being bailed out. But that said, IMO, the A380 has arrived both too late and too early. Had it arrived in the late 90’s early 00’s it would have be...

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by OMAAbound
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who will be the next European airline bankruptcy?
Replies: 12
Views: 1885

Who will be the next European airline bankruptcy?

With the demise of European Carriers growing larger as we speak who will be the next airline to go bankrupt?

Over the past 3 years, we’ve seen Air Berlin, Monarch, Primera, (Alitalia to a degree) and now Germania (too name but a few)

Who do we think will be the next airline to go bankrupt?

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by OMAAbound
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Closes All U.S. Stations Except: BOS/BWI/DTW/EWR
Replies: 64
Views: 12908

Re: WOW Closes All U.S. Stations Except: BOS/BWI/DTW/EWR

What will happen to its new A330neo which, I think, is due for delivery pretty soon? Has this been cancelled?

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by OMAAbound
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How are LCC's doing?
Replies: 12
Views: 1379

Re: How are LCC's doing?

The likes of AirBerlin and Flybe, also Monarch too, started off as full service carriers and tried to turn themselves into a LCC. They didn’t have the cost base too do this. Hence why they’ve failed/failing. Too be a successful LCC, you need to immediately start as one. As for how they’re doing, you...

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by OMAAbound
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Jet2 to acquire A321’s
Replies: 15
Views: 6230

Re: Jet2 to acquire A321’s

Like has been said above, the average punter wouldn’t have a clue what they were flying on, nor be able to indenify it.

But sure as hell, they’ll be able to tell you how much it’s cost them!

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by OMAAbound
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HiFly A380 Operations Thread - 2019
Replies: 108
Views: 40285

Re: HiFly A380 Operations Thread - 2019

I’ve heard it’s been been leased out for July & August by a Tour Operator in Asia to operate Hajj pilgrimage flights. I really hope for HiFly they will find some jobs even before July 2019. :scratchchin: I always thought that flying cruise ship passengers would be an interesting market. I remem...

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by OMAAbound
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HiFly A380 Operations Thread - 2019
Replies: 108
Views: 40285

Re: HiFly A380 Operations Thread - 2019

I’ve heard it’s been been leased out for July & August by a Tour Operator in Asia to operate Hajj pilgrimage flights.

Likely will be full every rotation that it does.

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by OMAAbound
Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s
Replies: 287
Views: 96076

Re: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s

At least Airbus didn't offer the same resale guarantee they offered against the A340!

They'd be shipping money if they did!

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by OMAAbound
Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why hasn't LEVEL expanded the way Norwegian has?
Replies: 48
Views: 8793

Re: LEVEL

You’ve got the awnser even before posting the question: why hasn’t LEVEL expanded at great capacity than what Norwegian did? And awnser: A few years ago, LEVEL was created by IAG to challenge the like of Norwegian Level was IAG response to Norwegian flying long haul from BCN. IB tried before flying...

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by OMAAbound
Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why hasn't LEVEL expanded the way Norwegian has?
Replies: 48
Views: 8793

Why hasn't LEVEL expanded the way Norwegian has?

Afternoon All A few years ago, LEVEL was created by IAG to challenge the like of Norwegian, but there expansion has been somewhat timid in comparison. Granted, Norwegian are undergoing financial worries currently, but why hasn’t LEVEL expanded at great capacity than what Norwegian did? Thoughts? OMAA

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