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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: 33
Views: 5346

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: 7264

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: 19299

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: 4665

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: 19299

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: 7765

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: 16885

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: 7027

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: 10570

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: 58
Views: 10179

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: 4363

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: 133
Views: 25959

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: 3790

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: 133
Views: 25959

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: 133
Views: 25959

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: 3797

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: 1605

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: 97
Views: 13247

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: 97
Views: 13247

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: 750

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: 27094

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: 15664

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: 17404

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: 5221

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: 13395

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: 3178

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: 2709

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: 1748

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: 12601

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: 1302

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: 5256

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: 97
Views: 34001

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: 97
Views: 34001

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: 189
Views: 66428

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: 8483

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: 8483

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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by OMAAbound
Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK A380 Abuse?
Replies: 84
Views: 20020

Re: EK A380 Abuse?

Whilst we’re also discussing how full these flight may be, let’s not forget that Emirates has a hue cargo division, so even if these flights were to go at 50% capacity, the likely chance is the belly cargo will be full.

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by OMAAbound
Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Christian" Airline Receives OK To Start-Up
Replies: 59
Views: 10839

Re: "Christian" Airline Receives OK To Start-Up

It’s like the Sharia-Only airline, and that’s doing well isn’t it?

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by OMAAbound
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Pilots Planing Christmas Strike
Replies: 59
Views: 9686

Re: Virgin Atlantic Pilots Planing Christmas Strike

From a daily news brief I receive. Virgin Atlantic (UK) secured two aircraft via wet lease in an effort to maintain schedules as it faces the threat of a strike by pilots over Christmas and new year. Any idea who the carrier is? Delta are provisionally lending us 2 767’s to cover JFK flights. Depar...

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by OMAAbound
Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces SFO-DEL/MEL/YYZ; Expands AKL/AMS/PPT/ICN.
Replies: 507
Views: 71529

Re: United Airlines CEO to Make Historic Route Announcement Tomorrow (12/12)

Could it be something along the lines of operating all models of 787 to LHR/FRA or something along those lines? Personally, knowing how airlines like to ‘big up’ news stories, it will either be something that would struggle to blow a birthday cake out or something that would make us all sit back and...

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by OMAAbound
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has BA been too slow with fleet renewals
Replies: 78
Views: 11539

Re: Has BA been too slow with fleet renewals

I’m not much of a fan of BA, but in comparison, Delta, which seems to be doing alright for themselves, operate a fleet with an older than average fleet age.

So keeping aircraft, utilising them no matter the age, seems to be working.

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by OMAAbound
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European Aviation Group A340-600 @ Bournemouth
Replies: 14
Views: 3027

Re: Tiger Air A340-600

It would appear that it’s owned by the European Aviation Group and ‘TIGER1’ is its call sign.

This aircraft is actually an Ex-Etihad A340-600, A6-EHJ

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by OMAAbound
Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ / CX & EDI
Replies: 10
Views: 1971

Re: SQ / CX & EDI

I’d also add that neither airline are much risk-takers. When it comes to both of them launching routes it seems that both are very ‘reactive’ instead of Being ‘Proactive’ which has been shown in the past

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by OMAAbound
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas CEO dials back on expectations for Project Sunrise Jet
Replies: 145
Views: 32199

Re: Qantas CEO dials back on expectations for Project Sunrise Jet

I’m gonna throw this one out there, but what if QF launched a business only flight, similar to that of SQ, between SYD-LHR.

As has been said before, if SYD-LHR is launched, then what would be the outcome of PER-LHR or even the current SYD-SIN-LHR.

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by OMAAbound
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will BA offer HNL service?
Replies: 56
Views: 8732

Re: Will BA offer HNL service?

The market isn’t there for a LON-HNL flight.

Most brits that wish to holiday afar go to places like the Caribbean, Thailand, Maldives etc. Hawaii is just to far, as likely direct flight would be too expensive.

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by OMAAbound
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will we ever see an airline do an around the world flight?
Replies: 37
Views: 5795

Re: Will we ever see an airline do an around the world flight?

Isn’t SQ the only ones that do it still? SIN-EWR-JFK-FRA-SIN I think In current terms that’s probably about as close as you’re likeky to get OMAA Curious about this one. They fly EWR-JFK, just as a positioning flight? Why not use either EWR or JFK as your NYC airport? No this doesn’t happen, you’d ...

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by OMAAbound
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will we ever see an airline do an around the world flight?
Replies: 37
Views: 5795

Re: Will we ever see an airline do an around the world flight?

Isn’t SQ the only ones that do it still?

SIN-EWR-JFK-FRA-SIN

I think In current terms that’s probably about as close as you’re likeky to get

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by OMAAbound
Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why don't the US3 fly to other London airports?
Replies: 51
Views: 6706

Re: Why don't the US3 fly to other London airports?

The question i ask is, why?

Non of the US3 seem interested in adding capacity to London. So that begs the question of, why?

Also, even if they wanted to add capacity, they’d find a way of shoehorning there way into LHR, as that’s the golden goose.

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by OMAAbound
Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Sir Tim Clark: Emirates next batches of A380s will be powered by RR
Replies: 595
Views: 93425

Re: Sir Tim Clark: Emirates next batches of A380s will be powered by RR

It seems a bit of a captive market for the RR engines, lets say, STC announced that they didn't want the RR motors, then what? Nobody else in current form, manufactures an engine for the A380... Or perhaps STC was thinking that with all the parked 777's, they could bolt a few GE90's onto those A380...

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by OMAAbound
Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Sir Tim Clark: Emirates next batches of A380s will be powered by RR
Replies: 595
Views: 93425

Re: Sir Tim Clark: Emirates next batches of A380s will be powered by RR

It seems a bit of a captive market for the RR engines, lets say, STC announced that they didn't want the RR motors, then what? Nobody else in current form, manufactures an engine for the A380... Or perhaps STC was thinking that with all the parked 777's, they could bolt a few GE90's onto those A380 ...

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