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by BAWLGW
Mon Jun 08, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 328
Views: 62141

Re: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant

I can't imagine it will be pleasant onboard for a long time, as rehired and severely disgruntled employees will probably take their anger out on pax. Hi Dieuwer, BA employee here. I can assure you we have been dealing with this type of behaviour from our company for many years. Whilst we feel absol...

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by BAWLGW
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Norwegian’s Fleet
Replies: 4
Views: 1041

Norwegian’s Fleet

Hello all, So I’ve been doing some digging and research online, and I have found it extremely hard to actually work out for many aircraft Norwegian actually have in their fleet. As they have many subsidiaries with aircraft moving between each of them. Does anyone have knowledge on how many 737 &...

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by BAWLGW
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 398
Views: 71358

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

Wow, well this came as a shock. The likely price reductions probably gave IAG incentive to place this LOI. This order gives me more reason to believe that IAG have their eyes/plan set on a big European aviation shake up. Personally, I think that Vueling will be merged with LEVEL and potentially BA L...

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by BAWLGW
Wed May 15, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways under fire for offering a new “afternoon tea” that doesn’t come with any tea
Replies: 146
Views: 24363

Re: British Airways under fire for offering a new “afternoon tea” that doesn’t come with any tea

If I go into any coffee shop and buy a scone, a cake, and a sandwich, should then I automatically expect a free tea? No! Get a grip!

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by BAWLGW
Wed May 08, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alex Macheras - A Qatar Airways Stealth Marketer?
Replies: 16
Views: 3321

Alex Macheras - A Qatar Airways Stealth Marketer?

Let’s discuss if there is more than meets the eye with ‘Aviation Analyst’!

He sure seems friendly with Qatar Airways and their afliates.

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by BAWLGW
Thu May 02, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest fleet-wide livery repainting?
Replies: 40
Views: 4959

Re: Longest fleet-wide livery repainting?

VS - for such a small airline, they do seem to spend an age painting their a/c.

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by BAWLGW
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Package of new/used A380's pitched to BA was uncompetitive: Cruz
Replies: 173
Views: 31870

Re: Package of new/used A380's pitched to BA was uncompetitive: Cruz

The A380 is dead. Get over it and move on people.

British Airways IS making money, lots of it, and passenger numbers are increasing.

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by BAWLGW
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Package of new/used A380's pitched to BA was uncompetitive: Cruz
Replies: 173
Views: 31870

Re: Package of new/used A380's pitched to BA was uncompetitive: Cruz

If the production of the rumoured 777-10 is true, my guess is that the BA A380 operation will be drawing to a close in 2025. With the airline ordering 777-10 to replace the A380. Fleet commonality is something BA wants/needs. In my view the future fleet will comprise off: A320neo A321neo A350-1000 7...

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by BAWLGW
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: British Airways release new ClubWorld seat
Replies: 122
Views: 24689

Re: Updated: British Airways release new ClubWorld seat

Will the old Club seat be able to be taken out of the 787 and the new seat put it? Just wondering about aircraft door size etc

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by BAWLGW
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where would BA be today if they chose A330/40s?
Replies: 16
Views: 3210

Re: Where would BA be today if they chose A330/40s?

JannEejit wrote:
I suppose another question might be, where would BA be now had British Caledonian not ordered the A320 ? 737-8Max ?


Don’t see your logic there. British Caledonian were snapped up by BA. The 737-max was not in production when they were around..

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by BAWLGW
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where would BA be today if they chose A330/40s?
Replies: 16
Views: 3210

Re: Where would BA be today if they chose A330/40s?

Doesn't matter what you wonder, as they made the correct choice. And you you don't believe it, then ask yourself why the planes of the future all have 2 engines rather than 4. Airbus made a bad call to continue the A340 after the -300 model, and should have went for the 777's throat when they reali...

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by BAWLGW
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where would BA be today if they chose A330/40s?
Replies: 16
Views: 3210

Where would BA be today if they chose A330/40s?

I’ve been doing some thinking and I was wondering where BA would be today if they decided to replace their 747s earlier with A340-600s, 767s with A330-200s and instead of choosing the 777-200/ERs they chose A330-300s. I’m interested to hear why they didn’t choose airbus for Longhaul and where we thi...

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by BAWLGW
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: British Airways release new ClubWorld seat
Replies: 122
Views: 24689

Re: Updated: British Airways release new ClubWorld seat

Intrigued by the seat map of BA’s A350-1000s that doing the rounds. No galley at Doors 2?

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by BAWLGW
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA’s 777-200ER replacement?
Replies: 143
Views: 22230

Re: BA’s 777-200ER replacement?

My personal feeling for BA’s future longhaul fleet is: 787-8 787-9 787-10 A350-1000 A380 At the moment BA’s longhaul fleet is a bit of a mess. Take the 777 for instance: there are so many different interior variations. Why not have the same interior seat map/template on all aircraft (787, A350 etc)...

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by BAWLGW
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA’s 777-200ER replacement?
Replies: 143
Views: 22230

Re: BA’s 777-200ER replacement?

LGW could exclusively be served with the 787-9 and 787-10. The latter has range with full payload up to around 10 hours or 5000mi so will be fine for all the US and Caribbean destinations. Anything further can be served by the 787-9 which has almost as much capacity as the 777-200ER - around 300 se...

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by BAWLGW
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA’s 777-200ER replacement?
Replies: 143
Views: 22230

Re: BA’s 777-200ER replacement?

My personal feeling for BA’s future longhaul fleet is: 787-8 787-9 787-10 A350-1000 A380 At the moment BA’s longhaul fleet is a bit of a mess. Take the 777 for instance: there are so many different interior variations. Why not have the same interior seat map/template on all aircraft (787, A350 etc)...

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by BAWLGW
Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA’s 777-200ER replacement?
Replies: 143
Views: 22230

Re: BA’s 777-200ER replacement?

My personal feeling for BA’s future longhaul fleet is: 787-8 787-9 787-10 A350-1000 A380 At the moment BA’s longhaul fleet is a bit of a mess. Take the 777 for instance: there are so many different interior variations. Why not have the same interior seat map/template on all aircraft (787, A350 etc)....

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by BAWLGW
Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA’s 777-200ER replacement?
Replies: 143
Views: 22230

Re: BA’s 777-200ER replacement?

It's interesting as you get different stories depending on who you listen to. Rumours suggest the current COO would have binned the A350 if it wasn't too late when he joined the airline. Others say the A350 order was to leverage Boeing in giving a big discount on the 777X. Most 777-200ERs have at l...

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by BAWLGW
Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA’s 777-200ER replacement?
Replies: 143
Views: 22230

Re: BA’s 777-200ER replacement?

Still too many comparisons on here of the 350 v the 787. The 787 is closer the 330. The 350 more towards the 777. They are quite different machines. See your point, but the 787 is a vastly different machine to the 747. And that doesn’t seem to stop airlines using the 787 as a replacement (Qantas, B...

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by BAWLGW
Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA’s 777-200ER replacement?
Replies: 143
Views: 22230

Re: BA’s 777-200ER replacement?

I'm going to bet on the 787-10 Reason being that BA doesn't have many ULH routes, so they don't desperately need the range. BA also has low-density cabins, which increases the range of the aircraft. And the 787-10 has lower costs than the A350-900. So, take a 78J, give it 12 First, one extra row of...

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by BAWLGW
Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA’s 777-200ER replacement?
Replies: 143
Views: 22230

Re: BA’s 777-200ER replacement?

I see the B777X in the future BA fleet............ I am shocked. the only VLAs in town are the A35K and the 777-9 And BA has A35Ks on order with lots of options. I think A359s are seriously unlikely; the 789 can do the ULH flights, with the 35K doing routes that require a higher capacity acft; the ...

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by BAWLGW
Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA’s 777-200ER replacement?
Replies: 143
Views: 22230

Re: BA’s 777-200ER replacement?

I see the B777X in the future BA fleet............ And I do not. Like some other here, I see more 787 (-9 &-10) and A350 (-900 & -1000). Now it will depend if BA wants one big order or to proced by increment. By increment, BA longhaul fleet would look like : - 20 A380 (if 2nd hand market wo...

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by BAWLGW
Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA’s 777-200ER replacement?
Replies: 143
Views: 22230

Re: BA’s 777-200ER replacement?

I see the B777X in the future BA fleet............ And I do not. Like some other here, I see more 787 (-9 &-10) and A350 (-900 & -1000). Now it will depend if BA wants one big order or to proced by increment. By increment, BA longhaul fleet would look like : - 20 A380 (if 2nd hand market wo...

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by BAWLGW
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA’s 777-200ER replacement?
Replies: 143
Views: 22230

BA’s 777-200ER replacement?

As the years tick by, BA’s fleet of 777-200ERs are getting older. With the oldest aircraft being over 21 years old. Although retirement isn’t looking immediately likely. What aircraft do we think would replace fleet? Could we see an increased order of 787-9s or 10s? Also, what do we think would repl...

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by BAWLGW
Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian’s Gatwick Fleet & Slots
Replies: 2
Views: 1528

Norwegian’s Gatwick Fleet & Slots

Hello all,

Sorry if this is a repeated post.

How many aircraft do DY have based at Gatwick? And how many slots do they have?

BAWLGW

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by BAWLGW
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEVEL to order B787 or A330-800
Replies: 106
Views: 20316

Re: LEVEL to order B787 or A330-800

I wouldn’t rule out the 787. It has been the go to aircraft for Low-Cost Long-Haul airlines. Eh? Isn't it just Scoot, Norwegian and Jetstar? Depends on how one defines "Low-Cost Longhaul" airlines. Can definitely add Thomson (and arguably) WestJet, to that list. It’s TUI now, and it’s Cha...

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by BAWLGW
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEVEL to order B787 or A330-800
Replies: 106
Views: 20316

Re: LEVEL to order B787 or A330-800

WaywardMemphian wrote:
Well, they wanted Norwegians 788s and 789s.


If they were to take DY's 787 from either a take over or by buying their assets after they've folded, I would imagine that they'd eventually be placed into BA's fleet.

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by BAWLGW
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEVEL to order B787 or A330-800
Replies: 106
Views: 20316

Re: LEVEL to order B787 or A330-800

What markets do we think LEVEL can 'aggressively' expand to?

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by BAWLGW
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: IAG's next conquest?
Replies: 29
Views: 5210

IAG's next conquest?

What do we think could be IAG's next airline takeover?

I could imagine either BE, AY, AF/KL, or SK. Don't think they'd bother taking over DY now, they are just probably waiting for them to file.

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by BAWLGW
Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Airports Thread - 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 2821

Re: London Airports Thread - 2019

Hi,

Is there a most recent plan of the 3rd Runway?

Been looking on line and theres loads of different plans and its hard to know which one is the current proposal.

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by BAWLGW
Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Engineering Cardiff
Replies: 26
Views: 4305

BA Engineering Cardiff

Hello all, I've been looking into British Airways' engineering and understand that BA have an engineering facility at Cardiff. My 1st question is - could BA move all engineering activities to Cardiff? My 2nd question is - could BA build new hangars at LHR once the 3rd runway is built? Looking at the...

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by BAWLGW
Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with the best one-seat ride to downtown??
Replies: 102
Views: 7262

Re: Airports with the best one-seat ride to downtown??

LHR & LGW are very very easy! Can’t beat the Heathrow and Gatwick express services!

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by BAWLGW
Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350-1000 vs 777-200ER
Replies: 5
Views: 2868

A350-1000 vs 777-200ER

Hello,

I’ve been doing some thinking around the cost of operation of the A350-1000 compared to the 777-200ER’s costs.

Does anyone have any figures? It would be interesting to see.

Best regards.

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by BAWLGW
Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG and the A350
Replies: 49
Views: 10389

IAG and the A350

Hello, I’ve been thinking about IAG and what role the A350 will play in it’s airlines’ fleets. IAG’s airlines are mostly made up of Airbus aircraft (A320 & A330s), but BA seems to be the airline with a fleet that is completely uncommon aircraft in terms of aircraft operated(Such as the 747, 777,...

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by BAWLGW
Sun May 20, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe to retire ERJ 195
Replies: 55
Views: 10071

Re: Flybe to retire ERJ 195

opticalilyushin wrote:
BAWLGW wrote:
BA CITYFLYER might be interested in taking them off their hands?


If they did it wont be for LCY, the 195 isn't certified


They could use them to add capacity at STN and MAN.

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by BAWLGW
Sat May 19, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe to retire ERJ 195
Replies: 55
Views: 10071

Re: Flybe to retire ERJ 195

BA CITYFLYER might be interested in taking them off their hands?

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by BAWLGW
Sat May 19, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Long Haul Crew Logistics: Day One or Weekly
Replies: 29
Views: 5654

Re: Long Haul Crew Logistics: Day One or Weekly

When I use to fly, and whenever my airline opened up a new route, the airline would indeed send a full Crew compliment out prior to the inaugural return flight. Normally we would fly out on our own airline to a destination close to the new route, and then if needed catch another flight to take us to...

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by BAWLGW
Tue May 08, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways announces 3 weekly LHR-DUR
Replies: 45
Views: 9257

Re: British Airways announces 3 weekly LHR-DUR

Great news. Another great addition to the BA and IAG network!

Do we know what routes are reducing their frequencies to enable this addition?

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by BAWLGW
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways LHR O&D routes
Replies: 21
Views: 4210

British Airways LHR O&D routes

Hello! As the title says. What are BA’s most O&D destinations at Heathrow? Reason for why I’m wondering is what routes could be transferred to Gatwick with minimal impact on connecting customers. BA wants to expand to imerging markets, but needs the slots to do so. Let us know your thoughts, LGW...

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by BAWLGW
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian LGW Ops
Replies: 7
Views: 1727

Norwegian LGW Ops

Hello all,

I was just wondering how many aircraft do Nowrweigan have based at Gatwick?

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by BAWLGW
Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA at MAN
Replies: 130
Views: 20877

Re: BA at MAN

I assume IAG/BA are in for a sizeable aircraft order over the next few years (plus the possibility of picking up the right second hand aircraft). Maybe these will be A350 or perhaps B77X. Either way, the new fleet will probably be based at LHR with the B772 fleet cascaded down to LGW et al prior to...

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by BAWLGW
Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA at MAN
Replies: 130
Views: 20877

Re: BA at MAN

There's not a vast amount of spare space at Gatwick South, and only 7 stands on Pier 3 and 8 on Pier 2 can take 777s. Factor in Norwegian, Air Transat, Cathay and based Thomas Cook and Monarch fleets and parking IS tight at peak times. Remember BA used to monopolise Gatwick North, times have change...

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by BAWLGW
Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: IAG to purchase CS300?
Replies: 50
Views: 17153

Re: RUMOUR: IAG to purchase CS300?

Two things to look at: Until recently Aer Lingus operated A319s. These were disposed of after they joined IAG (not because they were life expired, they were transferred to Vueling). Now the shorthaul fleet is entirely A320/A321. There is a significant operation using ATR72s by Stobart Air under con...

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by BAWLGW
Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: IAG to purchase CS300?
Replies: 50
Views: 17153

Re: RUMOUR: IAG to purchase CS300?

Could be for replacing A319s or possibly for BA CityFlyer to expand into other cities in the uk BA want to replace A319s with A320neos eventually. CS300 would be probs to grow BA CityFlyer and new UK regions ops. In the future I see BA CityFlyer growing to include the BA LGW base, operating short a...

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by BAWLGW
Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Long Haul - Gatwick
Replies: 58
Views: 13511

Re: BA Long Haul - Gatwick

SEZ
HKT
DPS
BKK
PNH
SNG
RGN
BOS
LAX
BKI
SSA - REC - FOR
KTM
CMB
JRO
SVD (once complete)

are all my best bets for future routes!

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by BAWLGW
Sat Jan 28, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA route cuts from LGW in S17 besides VIE?
Replies: 6
Views: 1738

Re: BA route cuts from LGW in S17 besides VIE?

Definitely not a case of the Orange doing better. It's reduction is probably to do with increasing frequencies in the short term for other family holiday Shorthaul destinations for the Easter School holidays, and then for the long term is for the Limoges which is starting in May.

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by BAWLGW
Sat Jan 28, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How widely used is the 'W Pattern' used by Airlines?
Replies: 39
Views: 10220

How widely used is the 'W Pattern' used by Airlines?

How widely used is the 'W Pattern' used? I came to thinking about airlines who operate out of two different countries but fly to the same city? For instance, BA flies to JFK from both London and Paris (admittedly Openskies operates the ORY flights!), But would it be more cost effective to have BA me...

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by BAWLGW
Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britannia inaugural B767 service
Replies: 10
Views: 2669

Re: Britannia inaugural B767 service

Britannia start LH ops out of Luton. Crew who relocated from LGW and MAN bases were given a 'Curtain and Carpet Allowance' to help settle them into their new Bedfordshire dwellings. True story, use to fly with a lot of them.

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by BAWLGW
Sun Jan 15, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Forbes: British Airways struggles with BoB
Replies: 96
Views: 20673

Re: Forbes: British Airways struggles with BoB

Didn't GB Airways and BA Connect have BOB?

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