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by Arion640
Tue Jan 24, 2023 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion - 2023
Replies: 61
Views: 14067

Re: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion - 2023

skipness1E wrote:
The next A330-900 has had a change of registration to G-VEII to honour our late Queen and has been names "Queen of the Skies".

Not quite sure of con no or original reg?


Awesome

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by Arion640
Wed Dec 14, 2022 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad announces the return of their A380’s
Replies: 24
Views: 7433

Re: Etihad announces the return of their A380’s

With British Airways having left the LHR-AUH market, I imagine Etihad sees an opportunity on point-to-point - combined with the fact that Emirates flights are evidently bursting, creating an opportunity for connections. Would be curious to know what the Etihad loads have been like recently. I have ...

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by Arion640
Mon Dec 12, 2022 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGW closed due to snow it seems.
Replies: 71
Views: 13337

Re: LGW closed due to snow it seems.

Cue the "it's only a couple of days every year, it's uneconomic to buy proper de-icing and snow cleaning equipment in the UK" comments. Well, for the south-east of England, that’s certainly true. Please feel free to start a gofundme page to buy us snow-clearing equipment for Heathrow/Gatw...

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by Arion640
Tue Dec 06, 2022 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Euroflyer Reiceved AOC
Replies: 44
Views: 8490

Re: BA Euroflyer

From how I understand It, it’s basically BA in every aspect but there’s bound to be an accounting or employment dodge for doing it.

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by Arion640
Tue Dec 06, 2022 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: BA considering LGW-HNL
Replies: 130
Views: 19666

Re: Rumor: BA considering LGW-HNL

eta unknown wrote:
For the aircraft to be away from base that long there better be a solid premium cabin demand to offset the opportunity cost. In other words, LON-HNL isn't going to happen.


This ^

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by Arion640
Mon Dec 05, 2022 9:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Greatest movie ever
Replies: 61
Views: 2258

Re: Greatest movie ever

Die Hard 1 (2 is also good but not quite the greatest of all time), Terminator 2, Back to the future, the empire strikes back.

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by Arion640
Mon Dec 05, 2022 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Have BA and Iberia fallen out?
Replies: 59
Views: 12900

Re: Have BA and Iberia fallen out?

TUGMASTER wrote:
And they’ll be heading back to T5 at the start of the summer schedule .


IB or AA?

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by Arion640
Sun Dec 04, 2022 12:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Examples of Government aircraft in livery of national airline?
Replies: 33
Views: 3988

Re: Examples of Government aircraft in livery of national airline?

Fuling wrote:
schernov wrote:
Russia uses Rossiya legacy paint job on Il96

Alitalia

British Airways


Alitalia and British Airways aren't examples of this. They are only used for government charters, rather than government aircraft with the same livery.


And BA aren’t even used for that anymore.

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by Arion640
Mon Nov 28, 2022 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: BA considering LGW-HNL
Replies: 130
Views: 19666

Re: Rumor: BA considering LGW-HNL

Not many people fancy a 11 hour flight to Los Angeles, clearing CBP under pressure and collecting bags to make a connection and then another 5 hours in a 737. "not many people" know the difference between a 737 and a [ insert any aircraft here ], much less plan their trips on what eqp wil...

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by Arion640
Sun Nov 27, 2022 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 812
Views: 219369

Re: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022

BA having issues with inoperable seats and galleys on A380 fleet. Company reports 50 broken seats which need to be repaired or replaced entirely but is unable to get parts due vendor issues. Additionally the aircraft are suffering from galley chiller faults causing catering issues. https://www.padd...

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by Arion640
Sun Nov 27, 2022 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: BA considering LGW-HNL
Replies: 130
Views: 19666

Re: Rumor: BA considering LGW-HNL

Hawaii because it’s such a pain to get to. What makes it "such a pain" compared to any other number of longhaul tropical destinations they frequent? There's a zillion 1stop itineraries available, and they'll have to go through USCBP at some point regardless, even if routing via another co...

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by Arion640
Sun Nov 27, 2022 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: BA considering LGW-HNL
Replies: 130
Views: 19666

Re: Rumor: BA considering LGW-HNL

There may be a market there, I don’t think people in the UK really tend to visit Hawaii because it’s such a pain to get to.

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by Arion640
Sat Nov 26, 2022 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Sales Campaigns and Prospects Thread - 2022
Replies: 128
Views: 33460

Re: Airbus A330neo Sales Campaigns and Prospects Thread - 2022

I don’t think it will ever sell like the 787 but will keep ticking over here and there.

There are still a lot of A330’s round the world to be replaced. They won’t be 1 for 1 replacements but there sure will be some.

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by Arion640
Tue Nov 22, 2022 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Have BA and Iberia fallen out?
Replies: 59
Views: 12900

Re: Have BA and Iberia fallen out?

Hey Skip, Couple of points, concordeforever touched on briefly, BA still load and push IB in T3, AA do the baggage . Rumours it’s going all AA op in December. As for AA in T5, originally it was the JFK flights only, then HAL shut T3, so the rest migrated to T5 during Covid… AA all now back in T3 wh...

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by Arion640
Sun Nov 20, 2022 3:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reversal of Mini Budget
Replies: 189
Views: 8940

Re: Reversal of Mini Budget

The brexit echo chamber rant thread has very much returned.

A lot of contributors have brexit on the mind 24/7.

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by Arion640
Fri Nov 18, 2022 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RIA likely to order 40 A350
Replies: 43
Views: 15682

Re: RIA likely to order 40 A350

Running two airlines is completely pointless.

Great for the consumer though. The £400 london to bangkok backpacker fare will return.

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by Arion640
Tue Nov 15, 2022 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 260
Views: 61128

Re: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread - 2022

World Cup football - Virgin staff can not pick their uniform for the charter flight to Doha it seems. VS615 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-63635191 Explaining why the gender-neutral uniform policy did not apply to Tuesday's flight, Virgin Atlantic said it was being rolled out in countries "more...

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by Arion640
Tue Nov 15, 2022 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG looks to snap up rivals
Replies: 109
Views: 26737

Re: IAG looks to snap up rivals

skipness1E wrote:
I heard a radio ad for Vueling last month, is it actually pronounced "Voi-ling" in English? REALLY?


Thought it was more vway-ling?

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by Arion640
Tue Nov 15, 2022 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Football/Soccer Charters World Cup, Champions, Europa League, etc. 2022
Replies: 75
Views: 11032

Re: Football/Soccer Charters World Cup, Champions, Europa League, etc. 2022

Wales are flying to Qatar direct from Cardiff, on an A350-900 of Qatar Airways.

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by Arion640
Fri Nov 11, 2022 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 812
Views: 219369

Re: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022

by738 wrote:
Arion640 wrote:
Also proves no new livery is in the works as some on a.net were speculating.

Even though I don’t think there is one pending, a repaint of one aircraft outwith a formal launch doesn’t exclude it.


I just don’t see the money being spent on repainting into the old livery if a new one was imminent.

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by Arion640
Fri Nov 11, 2022 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 812
Views: 219369

Re: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022

CPH-R wrote:
CarbonFibre wrote:
B772 VIIF may have received oneworld titles during repaint in SIN.

Latest photo on Flickr shows this not to be the case.

I'd link to it, but apparently linking to other photo sites is a no-no these days.


Also proves no new livery is in the works as some on a.net were speculating.

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by Arion640
Tue Oct 25, 2022 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RIA likely to order 40 A350
Replies: 43
Views: 15682

Re: RIA likely to order 40 A350

Ambition is great, and emulating Emirates is aspirational indeed. However, can that really be achieved with a carrier wanting to connect East and West that does not serve alcohol? I just can’t see it appealing to mass markets of Europeans and Americans heading East for example. Am I missing somethi...

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by Arion640
Tue Oct 25, 2022 8:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: UK PM Truss resigns, replaced by Sunak
Replies: 238
Views: 12664

Re: Updated: UK PM Truss resigns, replaced by Sunak

Why? How on Earth does that matter in any way shape or form??? We also had our third female PM and first back chancellor a few weeks ago - do we need to point that out as excellent? Because that worked out fabulously! The Ethnic minority groups in the UK would disagree with you. It’s a big win for ...

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by Arion640
Mon Oct 24, 2022 9:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: UK PM Truss resigns, replaced by Sunak
Replies: 238
Views: 12664

Re: Updated: UK PM Truss resigns, replaced by Sunak

Excellent how we have our first PM of colour. Why? How on Earth does that matter in any way shape or form??? We also had our third female PM and first back chancellor a few weeks ago - do we need to point that out as excellent? Because that worked out fabulously! The Ethnic minority groups in the U...

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by Arion640
Mon Oct 24, 2022 8:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: UK PM Truss resigns, replaced by Sunak
Replies: 238
Views: 12664

Re: Updated: UK PM Truss resigns, replaced by Sunak

Excellent how we have our first PM of colour. Almost exclusively because the membership weren’t given a say. Which tells us everything we need to know about the majority of Tory members. Albeit nothing we couldn’t have gleaned from their incredibly poor decision to put Truss in charge in the first ...

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by Arion640
Mon Oct 24, 2022 5:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: UK PM Truss resigns, replaced by Sunak
Replies: 238
Views: 12664

Re: Updated: UK PM Truss resigns, replaced by Sunak

Excellent how we have our first PM of colour.

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by Arion640
Mon Oct 24, 2022 5:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: UK PM Truss resigns, replaced by Sunak
Replies: 238
Views: 12664

Re: UK PM Truss resigns

ElPistolero wrote:
Arion640 wrote:
GBP/USD hits a month high.


On the back of BoJo dropping out.

What does that say about how international investors regard the Tory membership?

I can think of a few descriptions. None polite.


Or the prospect of a Rishi PM pleases them?

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by Arion640
Sun Oct 23, 2022 8:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: UK PM Truss resigns, replaced by Sunak
Replies: 238
Views: 12664

Re: UK PM Truss resigns

GBP/USD hits a month high.

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by Arion640
Sun Oct 23, 2022 8:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: UK PM Truss resigns, replaced by Sunak
Replies: 238
Views: 12664

Re: UK PM Truss resigns

Aesma wrote:
He didn't have the support. I mean if some are supporting you but not willing to say so publicly...it's worse than not supporting you !


I think he may of done, but some MP’s said they would resign their seats if he became PM, which would of triggered further chaos.

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by Arion640
Sun Oct 23, 2022 8:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should the UK become a Federal nation with a codified Constitution
Replies: 49
Views: 2743

Re: Should the UK become a Federal nation with a codified Constitution

The population of the London Metropolitan Region is greater than Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland combined. Three English Regions have greater population than Northern Ireland. Those four, plus perhaps Edinburgh and Glasgow will always dominate unless the allocation of seats is heavily skewed. ...

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by Arion640
Sun Oct 23, 2022 6:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should the UK become a Federal nation with a codified Constitution
Replies: 49
Views: 2743

Re: Should the UK become a Federal nation with a codified Constitution

The population of the London Metropolitan Region is greater than Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland combined. Three English Regions have greater population than Northern Ireland. Those four, plus perhaps Edinburgh and Glasgow will always dominate unless the allocation of seats is heavily skewed. ...

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by Arion640
Sun Oct 23, 2022 6:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: UK PM Truss resigns, replaced by Sunak
Replies: 238
Views: 12664

Re: UK PM Truss resigns

Are Johnson's backing spouting BS about his level of support with MPs? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QU9zsEFLF1k If the flippant remark about who can vote online for Johnson seems outlandish; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_ozefr0xw8 Guido Fawkes claims to be more up to date than the BBC as MP’...

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by Arion640
Fri Oct 21, 2022 8:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways to BOG/LIM ?
Replies: 11
Views: 2667

Re: British Airways to BOG/LIM ?

Do they have the aircraft and the staff? Staff especially…

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by Arion640
Fri Oct 21, 2022 4:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: UK PM Truss resigns, replaced by Sunak
Replies: 238
Views: 12664

Re: UK PM Truss resigns

Dutchy wrote:
Too bad Rory Stewart isn't an MEP anymore. He could lead the way to a more sensible style of governing and salvage what is left of Britain, after this trainwreck of the last six years or so.


Seems like you’ve been listening to his podcast.

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by Arion640
Fri Oct 21, 2022 8:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: UK PM Truss resigns, replaced by Sunak
Replies: 238
Views: 12664

Re: UK PM Truss resigns

IMHO, the most likely scenario, is that only two candidates reach the required threshold. After the indicative MP's vote, I believe there will then be a significant effort made to persuade the loser of that vote to withdraw from the competition. This is the only way that MPs can circumvent the memb...

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by Arion640
Thu Oct 20, 2022 11:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: UK PM Truss resigns, replaced by Sunak
Replies: 238
Views: 12664

Re: UK PM Truss resigns

I think he’s going to get a minimum of 80. Should break a 100, but I suspect a few MPs will realize they’re gambling on an early election here everytime there’s a confidence vote. Popular in the Tory Party =\= popular across the country. The electoral dynamics should be fun. Keir Starmer was very p...

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by Arion640
Thu Oct 20, 2022 9:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: UK PM Truss resigns, replaced by Sunak
Replies: 238
Views: 12664

Re: UK PM Truss resigns

45 MP’s back Boris. It’s 100 to get on the ballot. I think he’s going to get a minimum of 80. Should break a 100, but I suspect a few MPs will realize they’re gambling on an early election here everytime there’s a confidence vote. Popular in the Tory Party =\= popular across the country. The electo...

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by Arion640
Thu Oct 20, 2022 8:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: UK PM Truss resigns, replaced by Sunak
Replies: 238
Views: 12664

Re: UK PM Truss resigns

45 MP’s back Boris. It’s 100 to get on the ballot.

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by Arion640
Thu Oct 20, 2022 6:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: UK PM Truss resigns, replaced by Sunak
Replies: 238
Views: 12664

Re: UK PM Truss resigns

Boris already has the backing of 27 MP’s. Make that 32. Bizar, nothing has changed why he resigned, so either he resigned for no reason a couple of months ago or he can't make a comeback now. Either case it would make it unbelievable to return to office for Boris. He now has the backing of 38 MP’s.

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by Arion640
Thu Oct 20, 2022 6:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK Labour Al Jazeera documentaries on anti semitism
Replies: 15
Views: 1208

Re: UK Labour Al Jazeera documentaries on anti semitism

Yeah, is it parody you do? Pointless comment with nothing to add to the discussion. Oh the irony! Anyway, hadn’t finished, see above. I stopped at “one of your lot” and didn’t read anything after that. She is not one of my lot, quite frankly I find the whole thing as ridiculous as you. But, the peo...

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by Arion640
Thu Oct 20, 2022 6:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK Labour Al Jazeera documentaries on anti semitism
Replies: 15
Views: 1208

Re: UK Labour Al Jazeera documentaries on anti semitism

Completely different leadership now, former one no longer has the party whip due to these issues, right as the Brexit Tories are imploding, this thread then reminds of those videos on the Ukraine threads, of the aircraft and helicopters pumping out decoys. Sorry. Same party at heart. Sir Keirs spin...

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by Arion640
Thu Oct 20, 2022 6:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK Labour Al Jazeera documentaries on anti semitism
Replies: 15
Views: 1208

Re: UK Labour Al Jazeera documentaries on anti semitism

Completely different leadership now, former one no longer has the party whip due to these issues, right as the Brexit Tories are imploding, this thread then reminds of those videos on the Ukraine threads, of the aircraft and helicopters pumping out decoys. Sorry. Same party at heart. Sir Keirs spin...

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by Arion640
Thu Oct 20, 2022 6:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: UK PM Truss resigns, replaced by Sunak
Replies: 238
Views: 12664

Re: UK PM Truss resigns

I was just wondering about a PMs pension. And if I understand it right, it seems there is no minimum limit on the term to get the pension! https://commonslibrary.parliament.uk/research-briefings/sn04586/ "Prime Ministers, Speakers and Lord Chancellors are entitled to pensions paid directly fro...

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by Arion640
Thu Oct 20, 2022 6:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: UK PM Truss resigns, replaced by Sunak
Replies: 238
Views: 12664

Re: UK PM Truss resigns

Arion640 wrote:
Boris already has the backing of 27 MP’s.


Make that 32.

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by Arion640
Thu Oct 20, 2022 5:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: UK PM Truss resigns, replaced by Sunak
Replies: 238
Views: 12664

Re: UK PM Truss resigns

Boris already has the backing of 27 MP’s.

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by Arion640
Thu Oct 20, 2022 3:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: UK PM Truss resigns, replaced by Sunak
Replies: 238
Views: 12664

Re: UK PM Truss resigns

The manifesto on which the last election was fought (and won) is out of the window now: forget about 'leveling up' and 'taking back control'. Because of the loss of confidence from the markets and the mess of international trade the Tories have made to the UK's economy, it's all about rebalancing t...

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by Arion640
Thu Oct 20, 2022 2:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: UK PM Truss resigns, replaced by Sunak
Replies: 238
Views: 12664

Re: UK PM Truss resigns

Whoever succeeds her, his/her mandate to govern can not simply be derived from an election victory by the predecessor's predecessor! It's time for a GE and let the British people decide were to take the UK next as the one thing which is clear now after burning through no less than 2 Home Office sec...

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