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by Cunard
Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe to become Virgin Connect in 2020
Replies: 151
Views: 41137

Re: Flybe to become Virgin Connect in 2020

There was talk this week and an announcement that service between London Heathrow and Newquay was also being discontinued with a shift from Newquay to Southend. However, I don’t see the Newquay - LHR service on the list of discontinued routes.. Can anyone confirm that the summer schedule will inclu...

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by Cunard
Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Prestwick Airport put up for sale
Replies: 33
Views: 7707

Re: Prestwick Airport put up for sale

Donald Trump as your fully aware is not permitted to involve his business activities along with being President of the United States of America! The NHS is not going to be sold to Donald Trump, whatever is stated by the media it's just not going to happen. How and why would Donald Trump run the NHS ...

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by Cunard
Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do Virgin Atlantic still fly from Gatwick - Tobago? I can't seem to book flights on their website!
Replies: 14
Views: 1895

Re: Do Virgin Atlantic still fly from Gatwick - Tobago? I can't seem to book flights on their website!

Virgin is cancelling St. Lucia soon. Perhaps the Tobago shuttle goes with it? It's already been mentioned upthread that once St Lucia is cancelled from June 2020 Tobago will operate via Antigua. The cancellation of St Lucia and the Tobago flight operating via Antigua has already been discussed in p...

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by Cunard
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 31923

Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

Four questions. 1) What's the status regarding Air Peace and their long haul ambitions and in particular the airline's plans in serving London? 2) With the proposed creation of a new national flag carrier for Ghana with the support of Ethiopian Airlines at a standstill or abandoned could we see Afri...

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by Cunard
Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Singapore Airlines looking at another US ULR route - ORD, BOS or IAD?
Replies: 184
Views: 30932

Re: Rumour: Singapore Airlines looking at another US ULR route - ORD, BOS or IAD?

Miami for Singapore Air is for a later time, Singapore will eventually fly to Miami when they have filled in other US cities more important to them. Other Asian airlines are waiting to fly to MIA too, when the first one does arrive the second and third will come quickly. Korean, JAL, China Eastern,...

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by Cunard
Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Asia Atlantic Airlines" Ceases Operations
Replies: 7
Views: 2047

Re: "Asia Atlantic Airlines" Ceases Operations

Related to Euro Atlantic Airways by any chance? Not sure if your question is a genuine one or it was supposedly meant as a humorous comment! Asia Atlantic Airlines was not related to Euro Atlantic Airways in anyway what so ever! The only thing that the two airline's had in common was the use of &qu...

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by Cunard
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Virgin Atlantic to Fly A340s Into Summer 2020
Replies: 10
Views: 5522

Re: Rumor: Virgin Atlantic to Fly A340s Into Summer 2020

I can't confirm anything regarding the aircraft continuing through to summer 2020 but the latest news released on the 04 November 2019 by VS show's the A340-600 scheduled to operate from LHR to ATL from the 11 November 2019 through to the 08 January 2020, three days later than previously planned. Pe...

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by Cunard
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 711
Views: 139449

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Vancouver, Seattle and Chicago are not "smaller" airport's as I'm sure your totally aware of, and when you typed Florida, well considering that it is a state couldn't you have quoted some "smaller" airport's instead. Vancouver, Seattle and Chicago have all been previously served ...

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by Cunard
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK to start EWR-IST on May 25, 2020
Replies: 26
Views: 4149

Re: TK to start EWR-IST on May 25, 2020

Did they announce this last year and never start it? That's what I thought too. Wasn't this supposed to launch in August 2019? TK originally served EWR in the 1990s with the A340-300 then consolidated everything at JFK. TK initially started IST-BRU-EWR three times weekly from October 1992, in Augus...

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by Cunard
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TUI to make Melbourne its Florida gateway in 2022
Replies: 70
Views: 11594

Re: TUI to make Melbourne its Florida gateway in 2022

With the wealth moving to the MLB area, this isn't surprising. This is a service aimed at UK-originating traffic, so how does where "the wealth" lives in central Florida factor in at all? Having a secondary market to help fill seats is a benefit that could help with the route profitabilit...

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by Cunard
Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TUI to make Melbourne its Florida gateway in 2022
Replies: 70
Views: 11594

Re: TUI to make Melbourne its Florida gateway in 2022

It's an individual UK airline that is most all charters. Britain has a fascination with tour companies and package operators that outstrips many other developed nations. It shouldn't "amaze" you that not everyone on a.net has a comprehensive knowledge of TUI's business model. Well, TUI is...

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by Cunard
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TUI to make Melbourne its Florida gateway in 2022
Replies: 70
Views: 11594

Re: TUI to make Melbourne its Florida gateway in 2022

It amazes me on these forums how many people don't fully understand the business model of TUI, especially those from overseas and in particular the USA who assume that they are a fully fledged LCC. Some comments fully support my statement. People booking might get the airport mistaken for Melbourne,...

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by Cunard
Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow runway resurfacing
Replies: 13
Views: 2579

Re: Heathrow runway resurfacing

LHR has a nightly curfew. Runway resurfacing will typically be done (in segments) during these off-hours Heathrow does not have a night curfew. I'm sure that your familiar with the night time curfews at LHR but I'll leave it to someone else more informed on the subject who can explain it better tha...

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by Cunard
Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion
Replies: 342
Views: 56318

Re: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion

Competition authorities will approve this, don't worry. Personally, if I were IAG and had a billion to waste, I wouldn't have wasted it on Air Europa but Thomas Cook. Having an in-house sales network across Europe would have made far more sense and would have made BA and its partners so much strong...

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by Cunard
Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fly Bosnia
Replies: 30
Views: 6968

Re: Fly Bosnia

Fleet now gone from 2 A319s down to just 1 A319 - one of the aircraft has sent back to the owner, flyng from Sarajevo to Phoenix Goodyear airport in Arizona Flybosnia seems to be having trouble paying the airport fees due to Sraajevo airport at their home base - SJJ airport is reported to be thinki...

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by Cunard
Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future aircraft for LCY
Replies: 75
Views: 12582

Re: Future aircraft for LCY

We now have virtually a 50-50 split between business and leisure traffic which tends to surprise people who see London City as more of a business airport. It’s increasingly about business and leisure in combination and I think the next-generation jets will help us with the aim of adding more premiu...

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by Cunard
Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 340
Views: 46477

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2019

eastafspot Wasn't the plan for Air Tanzania to fly JRO-DAR-LGW? With the second B788 joining the fleet I had been expecting an official announcement from Air Tanzania regarding the resumption of LGW. The way things are going it may well be Uganda Airlines beating Air Tanzania in resuming service to ...

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by Cunard
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future aircraft for LCY
Replies: 75
Views: 12582

Re: Future aircraft for LCY

Why not extend runway to allow widebodies? Where to exactly? LCY’s footprint can’t really be expanded. The runway has water at either end and then a bridge. Plus it requires a steep approach as it is because of the buildings near the airport. Sean my namesake, your being far too polite with your re...

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by Cunard
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe to become Virgin Connect in 2020
Replies: 151
Views: 41137

Re: Flybe to become Virgin Connect in 2020

What ex-TCX market in France are you referring to? TCX did not have a presence or any market from the UK to France. Flybe have discontinued several of those ''popular'' routes down to France from several UK airport's recently including the ''popular'' routes from Southampton to La Rochelle, Nantes ...

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by Cunard
Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe to become Virgin Connect in 2020
Replies: 151
Views: 41137

Re: Flybe to become Virgin Connect in 2020

What ex-TCX market in France are you referring to? TCX did not have a presence or any market from the UK to France. Flybe have discontinued several of those ''popular'' routes down to France from several UK airport's recently including the ''popular'' routes from Southampton to La Rochelle, Nantes a...

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by Cunard
Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 711
Views: 139449

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Exactly in no way did I use the words FAR FETCHED in my post.

I have no doubt that it will eventually happen at some point.

Of course as you have rightly pointed out, I was referring to his continuous comments on these forums advocating DTW to MAN, it's getting rather tiresome tbh!

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by Cunard
Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East Midlands Airport Movements
Replies: 68
Views: 10587

Re: East Midlands Airport Movements

We waited a week for that, a Flybe (Blue Islands) ATR72 and a Netjets Europe Dassault PFalcon 2000EX. I did mention in my previous post that this isn't going to be much of a lively thread :-) I'd be rather more interested to know how the expanded UPS terminal is progressing and are the four extra wi...

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by Cunard
Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 711
Views: 139449

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

If it was me, and without knowing the full economic picture (but knowing a little), I would focus on the following strategy (this ignores the detail of Virgin Connect but assumes a slightly increased feed from it into the long haul network). My first priority would be getting the present core route...

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by Cunard
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East Midlands Airport Movements
Replies: 68
Views: 10587

Re: East Midlands Airport Movements

I find it strange that the OP decided to open a thread dedicated to movements at East Midlands Airport in the United Kingdom and clearly stated that he would try and update it on a daily basis. The OP started the thread exactly one week ago today and hasn't added anything since. Was there really a n...

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by Cunard
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta at LHR
Replies: 71
Views: 17466

Re: Delta at LHR

What is the busiest European airport by International passenger numbers not served by US3? Technically it's IST. If you want to be more pedantic and include only "fully European" cities the next airport on the list would be LGW. IST is a good example and although it can be debated it's pr...

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by Cunard
Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FR today DUB-BGR
Replies: 22
Views: 6379

Re: FR today DUB-BGR

''What's a Ryanair flight without a bus ride that costs more than the flight?'' I don't know ''What's a Ryanair flight without a bus ride that costs more than the flight''? Are you making a comment or trying to make a joke or are you just asking a question seeing you have added a ''question mark'' a...

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by Cunard
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are the refurbished B747's used on BA flights from LHR-DXB?
Replies: 16
Views: 6014

Re: Are the refurbished B747's used on BA flights from LHR-DXB?

Not all of the 777's are refurbished, there not even half way through the refurbishment process.

I would definitely take the B747 whilst you get the opportunity as they won't be around for as long as the B777. Regarding IFE you can always use your personal tablet!

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by Cunard
Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best Etihad Livery just arrived
Replies: 16
Views: 7684

Re: Best Etihad Livery just arrived

bhxalex wrote:
The A380 in London livery is much better!


Which A380 in ''London livery'' are you referring to?

I've searched for photos online but can't see what London livery your referring to?

Or am I missing something?

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by Cunard
Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does MAN get so few BAW international flights and destinations?
Replies: 52
Views: 17271

Re: Why does MAN get so few BAW international flights and destinations?

@ cunard excellent reply for MAN but i didn't see you mention Tarom, as a kid (up to 15/16 years old )back in the late 70's ?early 80's i saw Tarom aircraft at MAN ,TU 154? sorry i know you put in a lot of work finding the airlines that served my old home city ,just another one to add, PS i used to...

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by Cunard
Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand dropping LHR launch NYC
Replies: 261
Views: 58098

Re: Air New Zealand dropping LHR launch NYC

UA857 wrote:
Why is this route using EWR and not JFK?


With a username such as yours I would have thought it was rather obvious as to why NZ are going to EWR and not JFK!

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by Cunard
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best Etihad Livery just arrived
Replies: 16
Views: 7684

Re: Best Etihad Livery just arrived

maverick4002 wrote:
Looks so UGLY.

Signed, bitter Man Utd fan lol


When you watch the video as the aircraft passes the aviation viewing park you can clearly hear some ''boo's'' from the crowd, obviously Manchester United FC supporters, it wasn't you was it :-)

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by Cunard
Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which London Airport Should JetBlue Pick to Launch Service
Replies: 134
Views: 19653

Re: Which London Airport Should JetBlue Pick to Launch Service

SurelyBonds The USA won't ever allow Cabotage rights especially under the current Government regime. The ''good old'' US of A don't hold all the cards in this negotiation and as far as ''press for it's interests'', well considering the current political climate in the USA I don't think that's a very...

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by Cunard
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOAC VC -10 The Crown Season 3 trailer
Replies: 13
Views: 4522

Re: BOAC VC -10 The Crown Season 3 trailer

longhauler wrote:
Has the “Cunard” title been removed from the Duxford VC-10?


As far as I'm personally aware and going by fairly recent photos the CUNARD title is still present on the preserved VC-10 at the Imperial War Museum AirSpace at Duxford.

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by Cunard
Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Project Sunrise: JFK-SYD v. EWR-SIN ?
Replies: 98
Views: 18943

Re: Qantas Project Sunrise: JFK-SYD v. EWR-SIN ?

gokmengs wrote:
HP69 wrote:
So which NYC airport will QF fly to? EWR, JFK, or LGA?

LGA with the 380, brakes on full thrust almost an aircraft carrier type operation, hence these research flights.


Let alone the Perimeter rule :-)

I'm sure your agree with me that it was a ridiculous question!

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by Cunard
Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Project Sunrise: JFK-SYD v. EWR-SIN ?
Replies: 98
Views: 18943

Re: Qantas Project Sunrise: JFK-SYD v. EWR-SIN ?

So which NYC airport will QF fly to? EWR, JFK, or LGA? I'm being honest here but I have great difficulty finding some of your questions that you ask on these forums being taken seriously! QF already fly to JFK and have done for decades. LGA for obvious reasons won't ever see QF using the airport. E...

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by Cunard
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Mexico city's new airport to be improved Santa Lucía Airport
Replies: 143
Views: 37706

Re: Updated: Mexico city's new airport to be improved Santa Lucía Airport

[code][/code] I presume that BOG will someday pass MEX in size . The improvements to be completed by next year will permit 40 million passengers. Mexico City Airport (MEX) in Mexico, Passengers 47,700,547 (2018) El Dorado Airport in (BOG) Colombia, Passengers 32,716,468 (2018) São Paulo–Guarulhos In...

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by Cunard
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Maghreb & North African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 111
Views: 15216

Re: Maghreb & North African Aviation Thread - 2019

The Air Arabia order for 120 aircraft will probably take into account the new LCC airline being formed with Etihad Airways not necessarily expansion of Air Arabia Moroc although I should imagine that they would receive some additional aircraft from that order. With regards to Air Arabia Moroc I'm su...

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by Cunard
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian sells 5 737-800 to CALC
Replies: 30
Views: 11806

Re: Norwegian sells 5 737-800 to CALC

I've said it before as have others on numerous occasions but it's true to say from reading his posts past and present that ''Blueknows... Nothing''!

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by Cunard
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe to become Virgin Connect in 2020
Replies: 151
Views: 41137

Re: Flybe to become Virgin Connect in 2020

When is Terminal 1 at LHR being demolished / when is the extended Terminal 2 expected to open? There doesn't seem to be a clear time frame as to when Terminal 1 is being finally demolished. I believe that the baggage facilities for Terminal 2 are currently housed in Terminal 1 and this is something...

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by Cunard
Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe to become Virgin Connect in 2020
Replies: 151
Views: 41137

Re: Flybe to become Virgin Connect in 2020

BE and VS operate from separate terminals at both MAN and LHR, for now. MAN is, of course, rebuilding, but flyBe had been earmarked to stay in T3. I guess that can change “in 2020”. There is much less opportunity for flyBe to move at LHR. Unless they check-in at T3 with VS and have arrivals at T2 a...

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by Cunard
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Paris to Kinshasa to Brazzaville to Paris
Replies: 100
Views: 14673

Re: Air France Paris to Kinshasa to Brazzaville to Paris

Sounds like a 757 would have been ideal, given the cargo. Considering that Air France have never had the B757 in their fleet your suggestion isn't applicable plus the aircraft wouldn't be ideal for a Windhoek-Gaborone-Johannesburg-Paris routing! The reference to the A330, A350 and B787 is in regard...

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by Cunard
Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Paris to Kinshasa to Brazzaville to Paris
Replies: 100
Views: 14673

Re: Air France Paris to Kinshasa to Brazzaville to Paris

This route makes sense to me. Air France can, however, do some strange things at times. I worked for them in Windhoek in the early 90’s and the Windhoek - Paris flight went Windhoek - Gaborone - Johannesburg - Paris. On a Boeing 747-200 Combi at the time. That was a difficult flight to sell, to put...

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by Cunard
Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines to add Istanbul to Vancouver (rumour)
Replies: 19
Views: 6057

Re: Turkish Airlines to add Istanbul to Vancouver (rumour)

PlaneMad134 wrote:
Thanks guys, was just about to give a link but yes taken from the twitter source.


As your aware when starting such a thread you should always provide a link to the source!

You have a habit of starting threads without providing a link to the source!

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by Cunard
Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does MAN get so few BAW international flights and destinations?
Replies: 52
Views: 17271

Re: Why does MAN get so few BAW international flights and destinies?

I remember in the early 2000s BA flew MAN-JFK 1 daily with 767s. They did BHX-JFK too. Your stating something that I'm sure everything on this thread is already totally aware of. If your going to add something to this discussion rather than just typing one sentence perhaps you could have also added...

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by Cunard
Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does MAN get so few BAW international flights and destinations?
Replies: 52
Views: 17271

Re: Why does MAN get so few BAW international flights and destinies?

BA did serve MCO from MAN in the late 80s early 90s using B747s originating at LGW. I seem to recall it was only once or twice a week and was only for a season or two. I also can remember the same for Batbados and Hong Kong both via LGW at around the same time. British Airways have previously opera...

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by Cunard
Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian leaving EWR in a few weeks
Replies: 30
Views: 7156

Re: Norwegian leaving EWR in a few weeks

I would say that it's a bit too soon to tell if it means more airline's are coming to Terminal B or if French Bee or Corsair are taking over gate space in Terminal B! Norwegian have ''only'' just announced their withdrawal from Newark, let's wait a while before any of your theoretical questions can ...

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by Cunard
Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How do companies in lower GNP per person finance aircraft?
Replies: 4
Views: 1439

Re: How do companies in lower GNP per person finance aircraft?

It was all explained in the previous thread which was eventually locked, which I had foreseen happening and had stated so in my post on that particular thread. So far the replies in this thread are very similar to the ones in the other thread. Was there any need to start a similar thread when the an...

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by Cunard
Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does MAN get so few BAW international flights and destinations?
Replies: 52
Views: 17271

Re: Why does MAN get so few BAW international flights and destinies?

BA did serve MCO from MAN in the late 80s early 90s using B747s originating at LGW. I seem to recall it was only once or twice a week and was only for a season or two. I also can remember the same for Batbados and Hong Kong both via LGW at around the same time. British Airways have previously opera...

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by Cunard
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Aircraft In Countries like Angola and Kazakhstan
Replies: 16
Views: 2922

Re: New Aircraft In Countries like Angola and Kazakhstan

I wouldn't have been surprised if this thread and a very naive thread may I add was started by a new member or someone below the age of 20 but I'm shocked that the OP has been a member for 20 years with 20635 posts. A quick search online would have given the OP enough information regarding the oil i...

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by Cunard
Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines Announces Codeshare Agreement With British Airways (Finally...)
Replies: 35
Views: 7765

Re: Malaysia Airlines Announces Codeshare Agreement With British Airways (Finally...)

KUL-LHR double daily on A359s, too bad I remember them being triple daily on B744s. Oh how times change. ''how times change''. With regards to triple daily B744's. Malaysian Airlines have flown KUL to LHR upto twice daily for several years with extra seasonal flights added including a Kuala Lumpur-...

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