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by BTC
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport before boarding US flight
Replies: 135
Views: 23821

Re: United pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport before boarding US flight

If I recall, last year Scotland raised their tax on alcohol by a huge amount to reduce consumption of alcoholic beverages. It's not a tax, it's Minimum Unit Pricing at 50 pence per unit of alcohol, and the profit goes directly to the retailer, not any government. It won't likely affect prices in pu...

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by BTC
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Prestwick Airport put up for sale
Replies: 15
Views: 3123

Re: Prestwick Airport put up for sale

The current Scottish Government have been pontificating lately about the Climate Emergency that they've declared. They couldn't be seen to be owning an airport, (which was bought for political reasons), although it hasn't stopped them cutting rail improvements like the pruning of Borders, and EGIP, ...

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by BTC
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-BNLY at LAS cargo terminal?
Replies: 34
Views: 8894

Re: G-BNLY at LAS cargo terminal?

Veigar wrote:
Slightly unrelated... but as of 6/10/2019 on 7:10 PM, two of the three BA retro liveries are at LAS!


Pedant on
Two of the four BA retro liveries, two of the three retro 747s.
Pedant off

(Of the four, the BEA is, IMHO, the best looking one, followed by Landor.)

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by BTC
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO
Replies: 97
Views: 19932

Re: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO

AA confirm that they refused to sell IG a spare part just because they are IG: https://viewfromthewing.boardingarea.com/2019/06/09/american-airlines-refuses-to-lend-part-to-air-italy-forces-35-hour-delay-for-spite/ No, not for spite, but “for upcoming scheduled maintenance” but that even if they di...

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by BTC
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO
Replies: 97
Views: 19932

Re: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO

No, why this question? Because if it's not affecting you, it's really none of your business how a commercial business deals with such requests. AA refuse to sell a spare part this mean they won't sign any contract with IG, not viceversa. So my ire goes to the right side. Yes, I hope to IG who haven...

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by BTC
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edinburgh Airport investment plan Discussion Thread
Replies: 152
Views: 18639

Re: Edinburgh Airport investment plan Discussion Thread

The lift and stairs in the arrivals that replaces the old escalator is a complete joke.
I've stopped flying from Edinburgh where possible, it's a horrible experience for the passenger these days.

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by BTC
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO
Replies: 97
Views: 19932

Re: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO

If AA had a good reason to refuse to supply the spare part, I would like to know it. Why? Were you affected by this? Otherwise I think this decision was stupid at a level of business because AA had the opportunity to earn a fair price selling a spare part, and even more stupid at a more general lev...

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by BTC
Tue May 28, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does BA (and others) decide to use 20+ year old planes on specific popular routes?
Replies: 103
Views: 22584

Re: Why does BA (and others) decide to use 20+ year old planes on specific popular routes?

BA tends to send new aircraft to fight off competition more than anything else. You won't see new aircraft go to places like Abuja or Accra as there is simply no incentive to do that. A350 is the best example of that: YYZ - heavy competition from AC DXB - heavy competition from EK TLV - heavy compe...

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by BTC
Mon May 27, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does BA (and others) decide to use 20+ year old planes on specific popular routes?
Replies: 103
Views: 22584

Re: Why does BA (and others) decide to use 20+ year old planes on specific popular routes?

You can get a 30 years old jet with new paint and interior and a pax wouldn't know it was older than a 7 year old jet. The general public has no clue whats going on. :thumbsup: Look at the up-coming BA Club Suite. Going in the 772 before the 380. Conversely, there's older 772s with 3-4-3 in Y. Bett...

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by BTC
Mon May 27, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does BA (and others) decide to use 20+ year old planes on specific popular routes?
Replies: 103
Views: 22584

Re: Why does BA (and others) decide to use 20+ year old planes on specific popular routes?

Any thoughts about whether those 777-200 are OK enough in either J or Economy? Depends what you mean by OK. OK as in it has all the bells and whistles IFE? OK as in seat comfort? OK as in will get you there? I think you need to be more specific in what you mean as OK? For me, I choose on destinatio...

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by BTC
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyBmi ceases operations.
Replies: 162
Views: 24223

Re: FlyBmi ceases operations.

This could kill flybe. Look at the number of social media posts conflating flybmi and flybe going bust tonight. Do they still do flying for Flybe? And if they do, what happens to that? As for that so called "expert", you're spot on. bmi Regional didn't operate for Flybe - their franchisee...

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by BTC
Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyBmi ceases operations.
Replies: 162
Views: 24223

Re: FlyBmi ceases operations.

Perhaps this could be a shot in the arm for Flybe, and save them from a similar fate. This could kill flybe. Look at the number of social media posts conflating flybmi and flybe going bust tonight. Do they still do flying for Flybe? And if they do, what happens to that? As for that so called "...

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by BTC
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possibility of Air Canada expansion in the UK?
Replies: 46
Views: 6939

Re: Possibility of Air Canada expansion in the UK?

3293 miles Daily Already served seasonally multiple times weekly in the summer on Air Canada Rouge 763. Dowguaging to the 7M8 would allow for daily year-round service on the route, and would become the only daily service between Scotland and Canada. Glasgow has a strong economic base, major busines...

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by BTC
Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Norwegian Air suffixed by “Shuttle”?
Replies: 28
Views: 5182

Re: Why is Norwegian Air suffixed by “Shuttle”?

rbavfan wrote:
Still the Wiki does not say why Shuttle is in the name, Anywhere.


And does it matter? Not really. It's fairly obvious what it means.

Feel free to edit the wiki for the obvious reasons though.

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by BTC
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edinburgh Airport investment plan Discussion Thread
Replies: 152
Views: 18639

Re: £80 million investment plan for Edinburgh Airport

That's a great looking temporary shed for arrivals.
When does the new one open?

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by BTC
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM adding Munich
Replies: 54
Views: 6746

Re: LATAM adding Munich

It will be a non stop flight. LATAM being the best intra-European biz class today says more about the sad state of Biz class in Europe than it says about LATAM (the latter's J is nothing to write home about). It compares favorably to Lufthansa's long-haul hard product in J, which is 2-3-2 on the Bo...

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by BTC
Wed May 23, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA2233 declares emergency.
Replies: 53
Views: 14509

Re: AA2233 declares emergency.

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=which+airport+is+PBC%3F And why should people have to do that when reading a thread? And why shouldn't people show some initiative and look things up themselves for once? Typical millennial laziness. Hello. It's good practice to use abbreviations only when the full name has bee...

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by BTC
Sat May 05, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways in talks to order Boeing Widebodies
Replies: 170
Views: 35081

Re: British Airways in talks to order Boeing Widebodies

zkojq wrote:
If BA is really this unsatisfied with 787 engine issues then ordering a plane like the 777x whose engines are completely unproven and aren't even certified seems like an odd response.



Yep, especially with the early 777 GE issues, and the GE maintained G-VIIO.
Back to props then?..

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by BTC
Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL order the A321LR?
Replies: 47
Views: 8782

Re: Will DL order the A321LR?

DL has run the numbers on capital, maintenance, and fuel costs for the 757 fleet and they must be satisfied for now or the birds would be parked. I agree, but is this because there isn't a suitable replacement until now though? I guess there's a fine line between paid off but more expensive to oper...

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