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by MikeMidd2001
Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: (London) Luton Airport Reveal Plans to Expand from 18 million to 32 million passengers!
Replies: 19
Views: 3739

Re: (London) Luton Airport Reveal Plans to Expand from 18 million to 32 million passengers!

As someone who knows basically nothing about LTN, can anyone explain what that Greenbelt boundary is? Green belts are rings around urban areas in the UK (and elsewhere in Europe) in which development/construction is restricted. They block sprawl and provide a protected boundary area in which land i...

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by MikeMidd2001
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no US3 to Egypt ?
Replies: 53
Views: 6322

Re: Why no US3 to Egypt ?

Have done a fair amount of work in Egypt related to aviation, security and tourism. Tourism figures are still significantly down compared to pre-Arab Spring. See this: https://tradingeconomics.com/egypt/tourism-revenues From $12.5 billion per year in 2010 to $7.6 billion in 2017, and very volatile i...

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by MikeMidd2001
Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is AA's PHL-LHR the worst performing LHR route?
Replies: 58
Views: 14715

Re: Is AA's PHL-LHR the worst performing LHR route?

In addition to the O&D traffic in Philadelphia, I'd be curious to know the volume and yield on connections going through PHL to LHR. I've been flying ALB-PHL-LHR regularly for a decade, and the fares are typically high and rarely seem to be on sale. Some of that reflects high fares overall at ai...

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by MikeMidd2001
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no direct flights between Liverpool and London?
Replies: 52
Views: 7502

Re: Why no direct flights between Liverpool and London?

Amused by the posters who seem to think a massive and hidden group of LPL international flyers will suddenly emerge with an LHR/LON link and drive high yields. Easyjet and Ryanair cover almost all major European holiday and business destinations (including Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin, Milan, etc.). Whi...

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by MikeMidd2001
Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How could BA continue a prestigious London-New York experience?
Replies: 125
Views: 20440

Re: How could BA continue a prestigious London-New York experience?

I've flown this on BA, AA, UA, VS in J and Y. What does BA need to do? Simple: Improve the J experience for work, leisure and sleep purposes. As a work space, it is poor - there is no wifi, the lower drawer is tiny, there is almost no storage (unless you're in a 747 Upper Deck with the cubbies), onc...

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by MikeMidd2001
Sat Jun 03, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is a 4 Star Airline?
Replies: 9
Views: 3348

Re: WHAT IS A 4 STAR AIRLINE?…..

There's an amazing thing called Google. If you use it, typing in Aer Lingus and four star airlines, you will find this: https://www.aerlingus.com/travel-information/aer-lingus-news/worlds-newest-four-star-airline/ The recognition came from Skytrax. It is based on their criteria and system of evaluat...

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by MikeMidd2001
Sun Mar 26, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "British Airways 'turning into Ryanair' as first class passengers are the latest to lose perks"
Replies: 109
Views: 22187

Re: "British Airways 'turning into Ryanair' as first class passengers are the latest to lose perks"

I don't know when this happened and what route you flew, but FWIW I was offered a snackbox as a midflight snack on LHR-LAX a few days ago, and if it's the same one you're referring to the three items were all branded and sample sized. BA, if they haven't figured this out already, could probably get...

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by MikeMidd2001
Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "British Airways 'turning into Ryanair' as first class passengers are the latest to lose perks"
Replies: 109
Views: 22187

Re: "British Airways 'turning into Ryanair' as first class passengers are the latest to lose perks"

I decided to complain to BA about the lack of a second meal service on my recent transatlantic flights. The response I got shows how they are thinking: "We’ve done a lot of research and listened to feedback from our customers to make sure your onboard experience is enjoyable. We keep an eye on ...

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by MikeMidd2001
Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are there any failed airline hubs in the world?
Replies: 79
Views: 11895

Re: Are there any failed airline hubs in the world?

Montreal Mirabel (YMX) was the airline hub designed and built for the supersonic future that never came... 14404,14403,265826 Mirabel is a funny one. They envisioned an immense volume of supersonic travel that required a big airport away from the city, and also saw the need for a big hub because tr...

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by MikeMidd2001
Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ever fly on the same plane twice?
Replies: 138
Views: 9338

Re: Ever fly on the same plane twice?

A funny contrast on mine. Don't recall registrations, but definitely had same exact plane on: Colgan Air dba US Airways Express - Saab 340 between DCA and ALB (and reverse) British Airways - 767 between LHR and CAI (and reverse) On most cases, it was days or even a couple weeks apart. I tend to pick...

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by MikeMidd2001
Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "British Airways 'turning into Ryanair' as first class passengers are the latest to lose perks"
Replies: 109
Views: 22187

Re: "British Airways 'turning into Ryanair' as first class passengers are the latest to lose perks"

(some crisps replaced it) I believe you get a Mini Mars bar. Raid The Larder gone on short haul. Charge for hot water on short haul. Correct. It is a mini-Mars or Kit-Kat or package of two small chocolate biscuits (cookies, for my American friends ;)). "Fun size" is BA's term. I was recen...

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by MikeMidd2001
Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "British Airways 'turning into Ryanair' as first class passengers are the latest to lose perks"
Replies: 109
Views: 22187

Re: "British Airways 'turning into Ryanair' as first class passengers are the latest to lose perks"

Long-time lurker, first time poster. Trust British Airways to be the thing that finally pushed me off the cliff...sorry this is lengthy. I'm a London BAEC Silver who flies a mix of European short-haul in Europe, mid-haul to places like North Africa and long-haul, in a mix of economy, prem economy an...

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