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by JibberJim
Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Exclusive- Airbus floating concept for A380 combi
Replies: 96
Views: 12699

Re: Exclusive- Airbus floating concept for A380 combi

When we carry flowers and vegetables out of Nairobi, we usually max both on volume and weight (max weight is around 375 tons due to altitude/temperature). Most of other flights are maxed out on weight (126 tons max with variable ZFW on production freighter -400F.). Potential issue on A380 combi cou...

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by JibberJim
Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: jetBlue's London In flight service details
Replies: 79
Views: 12069

Re: jetBlue's London In flight service details

The requirement to get tested hasn't really deterred people from traveling. In Mexico for example, hotels include testing in your stay like any other amenity and they schedule the testing for you. Here in the U.S. testing is free, quick, and widely available so getting a pre-arrival test is not an ...

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by JibberJim
Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 1741
Views: 226595

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

So much of the business discussion here is all around "sales"? Is that really the majority of US business travel? What about all the internal meetings, get togethers etc - the "competitors do it" don't apply to internal business meetings, remote support has been developed such th...

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by JibberJim
Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: jetBlue's London In flight service details
Replies: 79
Views: 12069

Re: jetBlue's London In flight service details

Yeah, I think you’re wrong on this one. UK is > 50% vaccinated and opening May 17th (https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/covid-foreign-holidays-traffic-light-b1826655.html). The US is ripping through vaccinations at more than 3.5 million a day. There’s huge pent up demand for TATL trave...

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by JibberJim
Sat Apr 03, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Regional Jet Lessor AeroCentury Files For Chap 11 Bankruptcy
Replies: 4
Views: 1491

Re: Regional Jet Lessor AeroCentury Files For Chap 11 Bankruptcy

Overall leasing companies losing all their capital is the best scenario we can hope for, they have essentially no employees, any economic assets they have are very unlikely to be destroyed in the liquidation of the company, so they'll release cheap opportunities for others to use those assets in the...

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by JibberJim
Sun Mar 28, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Norwegian low-cost Norse Atlantic Airways announced
Replies: 159
Views: 33886

Re: New Norwegian low-cost Norse Atlantic Airways announced

Heres a list of the highest PDEW (oneway!) unserved routes between Europe and the US, but numbers are before COVID. For two routes I could not find numbers but I know they have high PDEW, also maybe I missed a few. * means that there is no direct transatlantic flight at all from one of the two citi...

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by JibberJim
Thu Mar 18, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: NYC-London Aircraft Economics
Replies: 25
Views: 4061

Re: NYC-London Aircraft Economics

Even W or Y tickets are generally more expensive than other European destinations. Isn't that only because of the high UK APD rather than the actual ticket portion the airline sees? I always found NYC tickets super cheap 'cos of the sheer number of Y seats on the market supporting the J frequencies.

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by JibberJim
Tue Mar 16, 2021 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Norwegian low-cost Norse Atlantic Airways announced
Replies: 159
Views: 33886

Re: New Norwegian low-cost Norse Atlantic Airways announced

[quote="tobsw2]A non-stop will be more expensive than 1 or 2 stop options. but there are customers that are willing to pay the premium to fly non-stop, even though it's on a "low-cost" airlines.[/quote] Absolutely, and I think this is often underestimated difference between the North ...

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by JibberJim
Mon Mar 15, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Delta loan to Virgin Atlantic?
Replies: 59
Views: 9174

Re: New Delta loan to Virgin Atlantic?

I don't disagree it's part of a long term strategy and if its just extending payment terms probably a very smart move on DLs part. I don't even think DL did anything wrong but I think most people would agree the optics of this move look bad. I'm not sure "smart move" likely comes into it ...

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by JibberJim
Sat Mar 06, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321XLR’s rear fuel tank demands special fire-protection conditions
Replies: 197
Views: 33189

Re: A321XLR’s rear fuel tank demands special fire-protection conditions

Asking for comments from the industry on special conditions is SOP for both EASA and the FAA. And pretty much the only people with sufficient expertise to respond other than other regulators will be the competitors of the people asking for the special conditions, it will not be malicious, it's not ...

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by JibberJim
Mon Mar 01, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines plans to order an additional 25 737MAX
Replies: 38
Views: 6920

Re: United Airlines plans to order an additional 25 737MAX

yet Boeing seems to be happy to be moving forward with big deals so there must be some underling benefit to closing these deals. But presumably that benefit could just be sufficient volume of sales to maintain their minimum viable production rate, the benefit might not be actual profit, just enough...

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by JibberJim
Fri Feb 26, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Max - What Airlines Really Pay
Replies: 84
Views: 12215

Re: 737 Max - What Airlines Really Pay

I understand pricing is normally not simple "we'll buy 100 planes at 35million a pop", it's more "we'll buy 10 planes at 40mill, then the next 10 at 39, and the next at 38" and then even more complicated functions with credits that get applied to later ones." But what would ...

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by JibberJim
Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PW4000 powered B777 Fleet Groundings
Replies: 90
Views: 14945

Re: PW4000 powered B777 Fleet Groundings

The most interesting thing about that BBC article about a Pratt and Witney engine failure is that it links to two stories about the 737 Max saga.. That's purely down to an algorithm that links "similar" stories together. No, that's in an editorially chosen part, the algorithm links are th...

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by JibberJim
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PW4000 powered B777 Fleet Groundings
Replies: 90
Views: 14945

Re: PW4000 powered B777 Fleet Groundings

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-56149894 Says that Boeing recommended the grounding "While [an] investigation is ongoing, we recommended suspending operations of the 69 in-service and 59 in-storage 777 aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney 4000-112 engines," the company said i...

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by JibberJim
Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 busiest airports in the world 60 years ago (1961)
Replies: 36
Views: 8887

Re: 10 busiest airports in the world 60 years ago (1961)

and it seems Europe had barely recovered from WWII... Isn't that difference also about trains, the distances in Europe for business travel so much shorter and pretty efficient by train, the only European airport being on an island is probably relevant. Even now (outside covid) isn't Europe a higher...

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by JibberJim
Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 busiest airports in the world 60 years ago (1961)
Replies: 36
Views: 8887

Re: 10 busiest airports in the world 60 years ago (1961)

and it seems Europe had barely recovered from WWII... Isn't that difference also about trains, the distances in Europe for business travel so much shorter and pretty efficient by train, the only European airport being on an island is probably relevant. Even now (outside covid) isn't Europe a higher...

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by JibberJim
Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx and Sikorsky: Beginning Trial on Single Pilot Ops for Cargo
Replies: 108
Views: 11671

Re: FedEx and Sikorsky: Beginning Trial on Single Pilot Ops for Cargo

Some1Somewhere wrote:
Have a handful of competent pilots in a bunker on each continent.


Can't we give them a nice office with windows and stuff? They'll be bored most of the time!

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by JibberJim
Mon Jan 25, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What new routes might Emirates introduce with the A350-900 and 787-9?
Replies: 38
Views: 5173

Re: What new routes might Emirates introduce with the A350-900 and 787-9?

sixfootscream wrote:
My guess
CPT


Surely CPT already has service?

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by JibberJim
Sat Jan 23, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS A333 double daily BRU-BHX
Replies: 43
Views: 9424

Re: SAS A333 double daily BRU-BHX

A plane needs to be used because of delays at the road/ferry route disrupting just-in-time production, I imagine the initial contract was more protection due to the risk of disruption, we'll find out in Feb if the road's are clear enough to stop the waste of the plane trip (or maybe it really is che...

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by JibberJim
Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest Lufthansa flight: 13,700km Hamburg - Falkland Islands
Replies: 39
Views: 11369

Re: Longest Lufthansa flight: 13,700km Hamburg - Falkland Islands

Yes, it certainly makes sense with the explanation of which mission had been planned for years, it was just my confusion that made me think the specific chartering had been planned for years. I assume also Gonzalo that LH wouldn't have any other planes to make it non-stop, and avoiding any stopover ...

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by JibberJim
Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest Lufthansa flight: 13,700km Hamburg - Falkland Islands
Replies: 39
Views: 11369

Re: Longest Lufthansa flight: 13,700km Hamburg - Falkland Islands

It says "The mission had been planned for years" which implied to me that they've been intending the flight for years, but I suppose it could be the Antarctic mission that had been planned for years.

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by JibberJim
Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest Lufthansa flight: 13,700km Hamburg - Falkland Islands
Replies: 39
Views: 11369

Re: Longest Lufthansa flight: 13,700km Hamburg - Falkland Islands

Do they say why? There's a twice weekly service from the UK, and weekly from Chile, seems strange to charter an A350 for 92 people at long notice (so presumably any cargo could've gone by a cheaper route?

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by JibberJim
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 836
Views: 241823

Re: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff

zeke wrote:
it is easy to get that rate of change in altitude by changing the vector from horizontal to vertical at the same speed.


Just in terms of physics, or in terms of input to the controls by the pilot too?

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by JibberJim
Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q1 2021
Replies: 133
Views: 20495

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q1 2021

So is the 2.5bn a settlement for the DoJ "conspiracy to defraud" or is that a separate action that will also continue?

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by JibberJim
Thu Dec 24, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air Boeing 737 skids off runway in Indonesia
Replies: 59
Views: 14163

Re: Lion Air Boeing 737 skids off runway in Indonesia

Sokes wrote:
SEPilot wrote:
As to how to fly a carpet, my understanding is that they are completely automatic; you tell it where to go and the carpet does the rest. Even simpler than my Cessna.

I didn't knew. Maybe I should get one. ;)


Don't bother, there's no belly space to haul fish.

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by JibberJim
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA ungrounds Boeing 737 MAX
Replies: 441
Views: 49447

Re: FAA ungrounds Boeing 737 MAX

No payments until 2025? How would that help Boeing? That means they're giving away an asset with no financial return for four years. The shareholders would never stand for it. They're saving the maintenance and storage cash going out the door every day it's sat there at the moment, they gain extra ...

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by JibberJim
Tue Nov 17, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2899
Views: 325778

Re: JetBlue Secures Slots For BOS-STN, JFK-LGW

If that’s the case, why is LHR the business travel oriented airport in London and LGW the leisure travel oriented airport? From a London point of sale perspective, the majority of business travel is solo people living in west London, so the key is the ease of getting one person with no luggage to t...

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by JibberJim
Tue Nov 03, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The case for more aircraft production cuts/playing chicken
Replies: 621
Views: 74256

Re: The case for more aircraft production cuts/playing chicken

Demand is what it is with price elasticity. If Allegiant, Volotea, Delta, and other used aircraft buyers can stimulate demand by buying used, more power to them. At this point, we are 6 to 15 months out from the deluge of lease returns (my best estimate, yes a huge error bar), so this is a slow mov...

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by JibberJim
Fri Oct 30, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR is no longer Europe's busiest airport
Replies: 51
Views: 14480

Re: LHR is no longer Europe's biggest airport.

These figures suggest that Istanbul, with 827 movements/day, probably has more combined flights than any other City in Europe as I can't imagine secondary Airports in London or Paris would have enough traffic for London or Paris to surpass that number. If you were asked at a Trivia night which Euro...

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by JibberJim
Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The case for more aircraft production cuts/playing chicken
Replies: 621
Views: 74256

Re: The case for more aircraft production cuts/playing chicken

This is propping up Airbus at the expense if airline cash. How much is it airline cash vs leasing company cash? leasing companies as a pure equity business are the group who chose to shoulder the risk, that is their entire business model, it's also good in government economic terms - protect the jo...

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by JibberJim
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is DL taking delivery of A350’s from NRT to avoid tariffs?
Replies: 215
Views: 34608

Re: Is DL taking delivery of A350’s from NRT to avoid tariffs?

That would be nice for me, as a Dutch person living next door to Germany, but then I would still have to pay 21% Dutch VAT after I've already paid the 19% German VAT. You can avoid the Dutch VAT by having the car registered for 6 months elsewhere in the EU, though. Car harmonisation are really some...

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by JibberJim
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding News and Reference Thread [Ungrounded by FAA 18NOV2020]
Replies: 373
Views: 523967

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding News and Reference Thread 2020

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/extra/IFtb42 ... ly-crashes
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Another "long read" from the BBC, nothing new from an A.net perspective, but shows how interesting it still must be to the people who decide on news clicks:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/extra/IFtb42 ... ly-crashes

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by JibberJim
Wed Aug 26, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1520
Views: 188292

Re: Updated: Virgin Atlantic seeks restructuring; files for BK in US Court

Their creditors and lessors know it and they know it. But it’s not a market to pull out of contracts so hastily because there’s nowhere else to open a new one, you get more out of extending life as possible even if the end is not far off Did any of the creditors have debt secured against assets whi...

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by JibberJim
Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing to Consolidate 787 Production in South Carolina
Replies: 320
Views: 56121

Re: Boeing Considers Closing 787 Production in WA

Even with the fact that Boeing owns Boeing the deferred costs, writing off 16bn means the company is reducing its value by 16bn (on paper). Is there a possibility for Boeing (or any company in the US) to go bankrupt because the dept is higher than the equity. As others have said, bankruptcy simply ...

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by JibberJim
Sun Aug 23, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330neo future bleak from COVID impact
Replies: 251
Views: 28859

Re: A330neo future bleak from COVID impact

So the big surge in new orders will not appear after demand returns but after 2 years of consistent demand/growth. This time it could even take longer depending on how many „free available“ aircraft are standing stored around ready to be picked up. Or it could be sooner, as the glut of free availab...

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by JibberJim
Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Enter Air orders up to 4 additional 737 MAX aircraft
Replies: 32
Views: 7295

Re: Enter Air orders up to 4 additional 737 MAX aircraft

So is that 100% of passenger aircraft sold in the last three months are 737-Maxes? Who would have taken a bet on that? For Boeing, not for Airbus. I believe he made a joke. Why to find fault in the joke? It was a good one. :bouncy: It was a true answer to my question though, so that's good, I had m...

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by JibberJim
Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx 767 makes emergency landing at LAX
Replies: 132
Views: 26181

Re: FedEx plane makes emergency landing at LAX

dfwjim1 wrote:
Is egressing a plane using a rppe from the cockpit ever practiced by pilots?


Should be part of the regular physicals!

The leg injury was presumably from the rope exit, rather than the landing?

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by JibberJim
Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Enter Air orders up to 4 additional 737 MAX aircraft
Replies: 32
Views: 7295

Re: Enter Air orders up to 4 additional 737 MAX aircraft

So is that 100% of passenger aircraft sold in the last three months are 737-Maxes? Who would have taken a bet on that?

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by JibberJim
Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1753
Views: 50260

Re: Emirates CEO says no new widebodies will launch in years

Now the industry is still coasting on financing secured before CV19 and it's clear the financial community is going to be taking some major hits as many of their assumptions about asset value are now incorrect so new financing will be very challenging. I'd questioning if financing would really be t...

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by JibberJim
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manston Airport to re-open
Replies: 33
Views: 5081

Re: Manston Airport to re-open

AAMDanny wrote:
chunhimlai wrote:
Time for Manston gateway for 4 runways and terminals for 150mpax


Like your super plan you had in mind for EXT?

But really, 150m for Kent? Would never happen.


It could be a hub, with hourly A380 shuttles to other London airports to take advantage of their better local train connections!

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by JibberJim
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747
Replies: 378
Views: 60375

Re: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747

Amazon hasn't even started to order them. What scenarios would Amazon need to order them? Surely the long term goal for amazon is less flying, you get enough warehousing close enough to everyone such that you meet the demand without flying stuff between? Obviously the US is a physically larger coun...

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by JibberJim
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Air Maroc to sell 20 aircraft
Replies: 68
Views: 20075

Re: Royal Air Maroc to sell 20 aircraft

behramjee wrote:
LGW + DOH + PKX + LBV + SSG + MUC + IST each suspended too


Do they still fly to LHR, or is this a complete withdrawal from London?

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by JibberJim
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the future of LGW? What will it mean for the other hubs?
Replies: 86
Views: 10384

Re: What is the future of LGW? What will it mean for the other hubs?

Talking about LGW’s catchment area is largely a wild goose chase because you also fall squarely into LHR’s catchment area which has an enormous overlap. Hence all things being equal, the market will want you to travel from LHR regardless if you live in Crawley as the critical mass of connections ex...

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by JibberJim
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the future of LGW? What will it mean for the other hubs?
Replies: 86
Views: 10384

Re: What is the future of LGW? What will it mean for the other hubs?

Iv always thought it odd when most of LHR traffic goes onto somewhere else why lgw couldn't be a hub Why would it be a hub? it's full doing O&D for South London and the South East. I can cycle or get a direct bus to LHR, but I'd still generally fly from LGW whenever I have a fair bit of luggage...

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by JibberJim
Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't the AN225 have passenger service?
Replies: 46
Views: 9232

Re: Why doesn't the AN225 have passenger service?

Palletized seating tends to be extremely clastrphobic. But think of the turnaround times, you get everyone sat in their pallets outside, then straight in on the lifts, no messing around with people standing in the aisles stuffing things in lockers, you wouldn't need to hold the plane for any cleani...

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by JibberJim
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aberdeen ground collision
Replies: 31
Views: 7733

Re: Aberdeen ground collision

Dublinspotter wrote:
But on a serious note, somebody mentioned a P45 on its way.. would not be surprised if that was the case, because mistakes are costly in aviation.


But insurance cash would presumably be quite a bit more useful to the airline than planes that don't do anything but need maintenance right now?

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by JibberJim
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets
Replies: 176
Views: 17104

Re: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets

People will not want to travel to Vienna, because the air fare has a minimum price of 40,00 EUR? What kind of people are we talking about? Poor people or budget conscious people? I think Vienna would do perfectly fine without those people. A lot of weekend tourists particularly have no particular i...

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by JibberJim
Fri May 22, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 740
Views: 196250

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

If the reports about go-around and gear problem are true, it is possible that something else happened that eventually doomed the flight. Zeke suggests running out of fuel. Possible, but historically we've also had many incidents where one problem leads to too much attention paid to it and pilots mi...

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by JibberJim
Mon May 11, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1520
Views: 188292

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

One point I had not appreciated is that VS recognises it’s revenue net of VAT. As VS’s revenue in 2018 (the most recent period) was £2.8bn, you could expect VS to have paid circa £560m in VAT alone. What services does VS supply that are rated at 20% VAT? I thought they obtained most of their revenu...

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by JibberJim
Mon May 11, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1520
Views: 188292

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

The key question is whether, but for the Covid-19 crisis, the relevant airline would have had any viability issue. Anyone arguing that the test is something different is quite frankly ignoring reality. No it's not, viability is not binary, pre the financial crash the banks were all "viable&quo...

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