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by JonathanRP
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Catering Reductions in economy and premium economy
Replies: 190
Views: 22302

Re: Lufthansa Catering Reductions in economy and premium economy

Lufty is just adjusting its service bar to the low height set by BA last year. A cold vegetarian snack as a pre-landing meal is exactly what BA serves these days (usually a tiny vegetarian wrap with a microscopic Dairy Milk chocolate bar.) Incorrect. Trans Atlantic, going by reports, seems to be a ...

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by JonathanRP
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 580
Views: 127463

Re: Updated: SAS presenting new livery

The "Scandinavian" on the belly reminds me of the billboard titles of American, similar font and colour! I love the metallic silver engines and 'SAS', can't wait to see real photos of it!

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by JonathanRP
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways
Replies: 113
Views: 28942

Re: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways

Has BA released seating plans for the A350 yet; I think the config numbers have long since been released (?), but not the actual seat map. Looking forward to seeing this bird "in the flesh"; I think it's a fine looking aircraft, though the front end of the A350 always reminds me of a loco...

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by JonathanRP
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United makes EWR-LHR exclusively high-J 767-300ERs
Replies: 52
Views: 11535

Re: United makes EWR-LHR exclusively high-J 767-300ERs

Someone83 wrote:
Is London-New York the major city pair with the oldest average aircraft age, with UA and BA «leading» the way?


In terms of aircraft age, perhaps, but cabin, nope! The 747s BA use on JFK are Super Hi J (86 J) with a relatively recent total cabin refit, Panasonic IFE, WiFi and basic mood lighting.

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by JonathanRP
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: BA pushing A350 schedules forward
Replies: 16
Views: 4775

Unconfirmed: BA pushing A350 schedules forward

https://www.godsavethepoints.com/britis ... -schedule/

Supposedly, reducing the Madrid familiarisation flights and then launching Dubai over a month earlier than planned!

Also, two 777s with retrofitted Club Suites on JFK from October.
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https://www.godsavethepoints.com/britis ... -schedule/

Supposedly, reducing the Madrid familiarisation flights and then launching Dubai over a month earlier than planned!

Also, two 777s with retrofitted Club Suites on JFK from October.

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by JonathanRP
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Welcome to 'Cattle Class'
Replies: 114
Views: 20643

Re: Welcome to 'Cattle Class'

Anyone that's used London's tube network at rush hour, would know that it's not uncommon to have to stand, with not even anything to lean against for up to an hour. I could definitely see a market for healthy, able-bodied people on a tight budget doing short flights with this (Domestic UK or London-...

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by JonathanRP
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 373815

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

It's opening day for the white sox and UA's home plate ads are rather placeholder-y looking, and they've never used "airlines" on them before. Make of that what you will. http://i68.tinypic.com/ne7h3.png They’ve used the same style in a few stadiums for at least two years. It doesn’t matc...

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by JonathanRP
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic New Upper Class Seat Revealed Today
Replies: 54
Views: 11435

Re: Virgin Atlantic New Upper Class Seat Revealed Today

https://simpleflying.com/virgin-atlantic-new-business-class-suite/ More photos and details here! It's a Rockwell Collins Super Diamond, same as BA's ClubSuite, Air Canada, Virgin Australia etc I actually thing TPG got it wrong. The seat looks more like the Zodiac/Safran Next-Gen Cirrus Seat referre...

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by JonathanRP
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic New Upper Class Seat Revealed Today
Replies: 54
Views: 11435

Re: Virgin Atlantic New Upper Class Seat Revealed Today

https://simpleflying.com/virgin-atlanti ... ass-suite/

More photos and details here! It's a Rockwell Collins Super Diamond, same as BA's ClubSuite, Air Canada, Virgin Australia etc
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https://simpleflying.com/virgin-atlanti ... ass-suite/

More photos and details here! It's a Rockwell Collins Super Diamond, same as BA's ClubSuite, Air Canada, Virgin Australia etc

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by JonathanRP
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: British Airways release new ClubWorld seat
Replies: 122
Views: 24370

Re: British Airways tease new ClubWorld seat on social media

BA have just added a new Instagram story in the last few minutes "Your new club seat... is almost here..." Then a countdown for Monday morning at around 10AM GMT/UTC

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by JonathanRP
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: British Airways release new ClubWorld seat
Replies: 122
Views: 24370

Re: British Airways tease new ClubWorld seat on social media

jfk777 wrote:
Will the 744 fleet get the new Club World seat ? or only the new planes.


Pretty sure they're not, as they're supposed to be retired by 2024. The A350s being delivered later this year will have them, and a few 777s should get the new seat retro-fitted by the end of the year!

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by JonathanRP
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: British Airways release new ClubWorld seat
Replies: 122
Views: 24370

Updated: British Airways release new ClubWorld seat

https://www.instagram.com/p/BvEKjO-n9hg ... v64j56u2xp

Looks like it takes inspiration from the current First on the 787s, looking forward to seeing the configuration, which should definitely be direct aisle access and definitely not 2-4-2!
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https://www.instagram.com/p/BvEKjO-n9hg ... v64j56u2xp

Looks like it takes inspiration from the current First on the 787s, looking forward to seeing the configuration, which should definitely be direct aisle access and definitely not 2-4-2!

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by JonathanRP
Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 671
Views: 137830

Re: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

CarbonFibre wrote:
musman9853 wrote:
What's the layout for g-bnly? Is it a high j?


Super high-J with WiFi.


BNLY is a mid-J (52 J) and has no WiFi, as there's no WiFi hump in the photos!

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by JonathanRP
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest lived airline livery.
Replies: 90
Views: 12566

Re: Shortest lived airline livery.

caverunner17 wrote:
Didn't LH change parts of their new Livery after painting a few planes with it?


They changed to a lighter shade of blue after realising in the typically grey and overcast weather that it looked black!

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by JonathanRP
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines ordered to pay Virgin America flight attendants for unpaid wages for duty time, etc.
Replies: 55
Views: 8577

Re: Alaska Airlines ordered to pay Virgin America flight attendants for unpaid wages for duty time, etc.

I know it is a change of topic, but how does the typical US system for flight attendant pay compare to Asian and European airlines? I work for a major British airline, and we get paid a basic salary that does not change and then, in addition to that, a flat hourly rate from the time we report, unti...

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by JonathanRP
Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cars in Airlines Livery
Replies: 21
Views: 3412

Re: Cars in Airlines Livery

http://mediacentre.britishairways.com/p ... 7-228/8762
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British Airways has a tie-in with Jaguar for premium passengers on tight connections (includes a photo):

http://mediacentre.britishairways.com/p ... 7-228/8762

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by JonathanRP
Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380
Replies: 13
Views: 3749

Re: Air France A380

This is the take off on a BA 747 (Lovely sound from the Rolls) from LHR at seat 4A, just fore of the nose gear: https://www.instagram.com/p/BjdFJFdBvgw/ It just felt as if the plane was hitting bumps on the runway causing fixtures and fittings to rattle (Note: It was recorded on a Samsung Galaxy S8+)

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by JonathanRP
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Did United Fully Phase Out Battleship Grey?
Replies: 97
Views: 13989

Re: When Did United Fully Phase Out Battleship Grey?

Unpopular opinion I’m sure....but I loved this livery. Being born in 1992 and growing up in Denver, it’s just the United I remember. Back when they had happy meals for kids on board! I remember getting to fly in 747 once, it was a domestic flight....Denver to Orlando but I think we connected somewh...

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by JonathanRP
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "Vanity Plates" for Aircraft?
Replies: 57
Views: 5809

Re: "Vanity Plates" for Aircraft?

British Airways has G-XL** for the A380 fleet, G-TTN* for the NEOs and can't forget G-BOA* for the Concordes!

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by JonathanRP
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines with a flight number ‘One’
Replies: 38
Views: 4007

Re: Airlines with a flight number ‘One’

BA's 001 for LCY-JFK. The flight numbers used to be used for Concorde!

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by JonathanRP
Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Public's View on Flight Attendants
Replies: 79
Views: 8806

Re: The Public's View on Flight Attendants

Thank you TransWorldOne and Virtual737, hope to fly with you both one day! I will not comment on other FA's opinions on the role, as much as I may disagree with them - everyone is different and I of course couldn't have an informed opinion of how they are treated or trained by their airline. What I ...

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by JonathanRP
Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Public's View on Flight Attendants
Replies: 79
Views: 8806

Re: The Public's View on Flight Attendants

I work for a major British international airline as cabin crew ("FAs" pretty much everywhere else in the world haha) and I've actually found the vast majority of my passengers to be pleasant, some are of course absolutely horrid but I've made it my thing to just take a deep breath, step ba...

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by JonathanRP
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Protocols for disposing of food waste after flights?
Replies: 22
Views: 3711

Re: Protocols for disposing of food waste after flights?

Do airlines minimize the potential waste by adjusting the food load to the actual passenger count? I'm a member of cabin crew (FA) and my airline (and I'm sure nearly all) cater food for the load pretty much exactly. Of course, often times people don't show or on the converse if staff are travellin...

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by JonathanRP
Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS pilot taken with high alcohol level - must meet in court
Replies: 20
Views: 4276

Re: SAS pilot taken with high alcohol level - must meet in court

According to the accusation, the pilot was about to fly an SAS flight on an international route this spring but was stopped before reaching so far. The police had random control and measured the promille to 0.64. The promille limit for flying is 0.2. 0.2?? Is that Norwegian or SK limit? Everywhere ...

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by JonathanRP
Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drone causes runway at London Gatwick to close
Replies: 5
Views: 1439

Drone causes runway at London Gatwick to close

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-40476264
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Just saw this report on the BBC:

Drone causes Gatwick airport disruption - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-40476264

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by JonathanRP
Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX cabin noise levels?
Replies: 36
Views: 10406

Re: B737MAX cabin noise levels?

I must be in the minority these days enjoying the buzz in flight. It almost feels like privacy and it certainly helps soothing me into sleep when I'm tired enough. I'm very excited about the flying the 380 someday but am curious what it'll be like to hear everyone's private thoughts for 11 hours. I...

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by JonathanRP
Tue May 30, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair plans more aggressive expansion as profit edges up
Replies: 44
Views: 6690

Re: Ryanair plans more aggressive expansion as profit edges up

@jonathanRP Pardon? They have less money(spending power) in their pockets. Everything already costs more in Europe for a British Business person or holidaymaker as Sterling's value has collapsed due to uncertainty over BREXIT. M O'L isn't on some ideological political crusade. He is driven by profi...

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by JonathanRP
Tue May 30, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair plans more aggressive expansion as profit edges up
Replies: 44
Views: 6690

Re: Ryanair plans more aggressive expansion as profit edges up

Brexit hasn't happened. It is being worked towards. It was speculated traffic would drop as people were bracing for Brexit, but it didn't happen. Somehow I doubt Brexit itself will have much impact on traffic. And Ryanair is Irish... Michael O'Leary has been playing the Brexit card for months in th...

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by JonathanRP
Sat May 27, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Applying to be a flight attendant
Replies: 19
Views: 2363

Re: Applying to be a flight attendant

I'm applying to be a flight attendant at the moment. The regionals are asking if you are between 5 and 6 feet tall, without shoes. I am 6'1" without shoes. I am answering these questions honestly and I'd like to know if answering "No" to the height question will automatically disqual...

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by JonathanRP
Mon May 08, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question about visiting the upper deck
Replies: 4
Views: 718

Re: Question about visiting the upper deck

I believe some airlines rope off the stairs to disallow passengers to walk up and down them, however, politely asking a flight attendant probably wouldn't hurt! If there's economy seats upstairs (like there were when I flew Singapore's A380s) I can't see them really having an issue.

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by JonathanRP
Thu May 04, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A346: Why does D-AIHN have a downstairs lavatory?
Replies: 32
Views: 10584

Re: LH A346: Why does D-AIHN have a downstairs lavatory?

I'm sorry if this is a stupid question, but what happens in the event of an explosive decompression? Normally, vents in/near the floor allow the pressure to equalise without destroying the floor (by it being sucked toward the breach in the fuselage), does this still apply when you have this stairway...

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by JonathanRP
Mon May 01, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Severe turbulence Aeroflot Moscow-Bangkok
Replies: 11
Views: 5690

Severe turbulence Aeroflot Moscow-Bangkok

Just read this on local media in London; http://metro.co.uk/2017/05/01/turbulence-was-so-bad-passengers-ended-up-with-spinal-injuries-6607991/ Please note, the Metro is regarded as incredibly sensationalist and of poor journalistic quality, but does include a video of the aftermath onboard, looks pr...

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by JonathanRP
Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM new livery; Do they only repaint the front?
Replies: 9
Views: 4401

Re: KLM new livery; Do they only repaint the front?

Thanks for all your replies, so it appears they do fully repaint the aircraft and that the apparent half-paint was simply dirt/partial clean!

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by JonathanRP
Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM new livery; Do they only repaint the front?
Replies: 9
Views: 4401

KLM new livery; Do they only repaint the front?

Hey everyone, I just saw this photo on A.net (http://www.airliners.net/photo/KLM-Royal-Dutch-Airlines/Boeing-747-406M/4313237) and it appears there's definite straight line separating the front of the aircraft's paint work, with the rear. The front appears brighter and fresher. As the new livery onl...

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by JonathanRP
Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LHR-CPT best options?
Replies: 20
Views: 1291

Re: LHR-CPT best options?

If you want to choose the cheapest variant, I think it will be LHR-DXB (Dubai)- CPT. Emirates offer really cheap flights for that direction, considering their high service and professionalism. As for me, I consider the Emirates to be one of the best airlines ever. Yes, you'll have 1 stop, but you w...

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by JonathanRP
Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Air-to-air refuelling; what about wake turbulence?
Replies: 20
Views: 3856

Re: Air-to-air refuelling; what about wake turbulence?

Thanks a lot for all your responses!

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by JonathanRP
Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: London Must Do?
Replies: 27
Views: 2283

Re: London Must Do?

Firstly, for getting around I'd thoroughly recommend downloading the CityMapper app, it's very reliable and effective and even tells you how much each route will cost. Public transport in London, especially the Tube (London Underground) is fantastic for the majority of the time and run late into the...

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by JonathanRP
Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Air-to-air refuelling; what about wake turbulence?
Replies: 20
Views: 3856

Air-to-air refuelling; what about wake turbulence?

Hi all, just a quick question about something that's been bothering me for a while! When aircraft are being refuelled mid-air do they not encounter wake turbulence? The separations required on approaches are well documented, but when aircraft are flying much closer together, doesn't this cause issues?

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by JonathanRP
Sat Apr 08, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Passenger satisfaction within long haul airlines
Replies: 12
Views: 985

Re: Passenger satisfaction within long haul airlines

Done.

All the best!

PS: On the very first page there's a tiny typo when you wrote "curvey" instead of (I assume) "survey" haha.

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by JonathanRP
Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does window seat passenger have full control of window shade use?
Replies: 45
Views: 4572

Re: Does window seat passenger have full control of window shade use?

I chose a window seat for every leg of LHR-SIN-SYD and back again, I find myself having a constant internal battle with myself as I feel bad if it's sunny and someone is trying to sleep but at the same time, I feel like I should be allowed to look out of the window if I wish, otherwise, why have win...

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by JonathanRP
Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LHR-CPT best options?
Replies: 20
Views: 1291

Re: LHR-CPT best options?

Make sure if taking ET to CPT, that you choose the nonstop ADD-CPT flights...which is 6 weekly (in peak season) with 788, while there is also another 3 weekly flights with 737-800 routing ADD-JNB-CPT. Another cheap adventurous option from Europe is TAAG via Luanda (from LIS or OPO)...get a cheapie ...

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by JonathanRP
Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LHR-CPT best options?
Replies: 20
Views: 1291

Re: LHR-CPT best options?

You guys are amazing! ET via ADD sounds more acceptable now, I guess my last question is whether a 50 minute layover is enough time transit through ADD? Seems a little tight, even at a good airport like Changi! You should be fine. I transitted MAD-ADD-JNB last year. The inbound flight was delayed, ...

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by JonathanRP
Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LHR-CPT best options?
Replies: 20
Views: 1291

Re: LHR-CPT best options?

You guys are amazing!

ET via ADD sounds more acceptable now, I guess my last question is whether a 50 minute layover is enough time transit through ADD? Seems a little tight, even at a good airport like Changi!

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by JonathanRP
Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LHR-CPT best options?
Replies: 20
Views: 1291

Re: LHR-CPT best options?

Thank you all so much for your responses. With regards to BA, I've heard many mixed reviews about their product and on top of that, they're not Star Alliance, so I'm a little apprehensive - also, either direct, or with a stopover, total return flights cost about £1000, I appreciate the suggestion th...

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by JonathanRP
Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do we dislike our national carriers?
Replies: 31
Views: 1946

Re: Do we dislike our national carriers?

I don't know about other people, but I certainly feel that I'd analyse and critique my own flag carrier perhaps more than a foreign-based airline. For me it's a pride thing - I'd say to myself "So this is how my national airline chooses to represent itself/our nation to the world?" I'm Bri...

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by JonathanRP
Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LHR-CPT best options?
Replies: 20
Views: 1291

LHR-CPT best options?

Hey A.netters! I want to fly to Cape Town (from LHR) in November and wanted to hear your recommendations for airlines, aircraft type and perhaps even preferred stop overs (if any). Ideally I'd like to fly Star Alliance (as I've started collecting points since flying with SQ to SYD and back), I belie...

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by JonathanRP
Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video+ATC: Harrison Ford lands on taxiway at John Wayne
Replies: 1
Views: 487

Video+ATC: Harrison Ford lands on taxiway at John Wayne

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-39391431

He flew over an AA 737 that was holding to allow a Southwest 737 to take off. The video shows the landing plus includes the exchanges with ATC.
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Just saw this on the BBC:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-39391431

He flew over an AA 737 that was holding to allow a Southwest 737 to take off. The video shows the landing plus includes the exchanges with ATC.

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by JonathanRP
Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Paying extra Money for Seating??
Replies: 36
Views: 4149

Re: Paying extra Money for Seating??

SQ allows you to reserve a seat for free when booking (And I booked 5 months before travelling) gave myself window seats on every leg of LHR-SIN-SYD-SIN-LHR. They charged a fixed 75USD per leg to book a "preferred seat" which seemed to be those on exits or with additional legroom (such as...

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by JonathanRP
Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Collecting miles in Y class for a leisure traveller, worth it?
Replies: 8
Views: 811

Collecting miles in Y class for a leisure traveller, worth it?

Hi all! So I recently came back from a trip to Sydney via Singapore, with Singapore Airlines, and it's safe to say, now I just want to go all over the globe as far away and as exotic a destination as possible, for the rest of my life! However, when I returned and checked my KrisFlyer points, I was p...

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by JonathanRP
Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Paying extra Money for Seating??
Replies: 36
Views: 4149

Re: Paying extra Money for Seating??

SQ allows you to reserve a seat for free when booking (And I booked 5 months before travelling) gave myself window seats on every leg of LHR-SIN-SYD-SIN-LHR. They charged a fixed 75USD per leg to book a "preferred seat" which seemed to be those on exits or with additional legroom (such as ...

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