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by Antarius
Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Aeroflot 77Ws and A359 being stored
Replies: 32
Views: 7764

Re: New Aeroflot 77Ws and A359 being stored

Last I saw, Aeroflot 77Ws had 402 seats...according to SeatGuru. Am I missing something here? Is 378 the reduced count for social distancing? -Rowen 354 according to their website https://www.aeroflot.ru/media/aflfiles/plane_park/777-300er_en.png That’s not counting the 48 Comfort Class seats for w...

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by Antarius
Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Aeroflot 77Ws and A359 being stored
Replies: 32
Views: 7764

Re: New Aeroflot 77Ws and A359 being stored

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res77W wrote:
Last I saw, Aeroflot 77Ws had 402 seats...according to SeatGuru. Am I missing something here? Is 378 the reduced count for social distancing?

-Rowen


354 according to their website

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by Antarius
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline pricing logic (TAP Air Portugal?)
Replies: 8
Views: 473

Re: Airline pricing logic (TAP Air Portugal?)

Supply and Demand.

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by Antarius
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA axes LCY-JFK A318 premium service
Replies: 78
Views: 14877

Re: BA axes LCY-JFK A318 premium service

I have to wonder how many of those pax will just move to a private jet. Charter biz is up as are private jet flights. A number of models now can not only fly non-stop to NYC, they can fly to CHI, LAX non-stop. I suspect the ones with the means will. The ones without will go to LHR. It seems the tre...

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by Antarius
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA axes LCY-JFK A318 premium service
Replies: 78
Views: 14877

Re: BA axes LCY-JFK A318 premium service

On the westbound, it's a rather poor offering. Operationally, the stop in SNN takes as long (if not longer) than it takes to get from Canary Wharf to Heathrow; I'd guess the vast majority of people on that flight have Global Entry so clearing at JFK is not a big deal. Facilities-wise, you get no lo...

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by Antarius
Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA axes LCY-JFK A318 premium service
Replies: 78
Views: 14877

Re: BA axes LCY-JFK A318 premium service

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Q wrote:
Why can't British order Airbus 220 if Shannon can reach to JFK? I don't know if A220 could fly JFK-LCY?

Q


A220-100 can always make it eastbound, most of the time westbound non-stop with a typical all-Y seating.


Westbound from LCY? Won't it have the same runway length issues?

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by Antarius
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator
Replies: 170
Views: 32652

Re: United potentially moving towards one E145 operator

alpine1989 wrote:
Subodh has a great track record. ATA, Air Jamaica, Jet Airways and now Express Jet.


He was at Commutair too!

Given his track record, was he involved in SABENA too?

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by Antarius
Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA to review fleet plan; future of A380 in limbo
Replies: 59
Views: 13995

Re: SIA to review fleet plan; future of A380 in limbo

Interesting. Makes sense. The a350 is the largest SQ type now and the 787 is large across SQ and Scoot so some of the older 77Ws, 773 and a380s could get phased out.

I guess that means the 777X is on track as of now?

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by Antarius
Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A310 resulted in several injuries
Replies: 123
Views: 25258

Re: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A310 resulted in several injuries

That’s not how it works. There’s a standard intercept plan, regardless of squawk code, one plane closes to a distance and position that allows positive identification; the other stays in trail. You can’t see much from the back of a plane. It would have been done exactly this way on 9/11 and they kn...

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by Antarius
Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Piper PA-32 Fatal Crash in Utah Neighborhood, 25 July 2020
Replies: 35
Views: 6946

Re: Piper PA-32 Fatal Crash in Utah Neighborhood, 25 July 2020

Sad. Is there any indication of what may have caused it? (with the obvious caveat that the NTSB has not done their work yet and this is speculation)

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by Antarius
Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A310 resulted in several injuries
Replies: 123
Views: 25258

Re: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A310 resulted in several injuries

Sorry folks, but you are all missing something. Ok, everyone is discussing the F-15 in this video, which has passed by (and the strong reaction by the pilots seems to be after the F-15 has passed). We have also discussed, if TICAS was on in the F-15, which has had forced the crew of the A310 to the...

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by Antarius
Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A310 resulted in several injuries
Replies: 123
Views: 25258

Re: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A310 resulted in several injuries

A fighter jet intercepting at high relative speed, ie buzzing, can be a very intimidating experience. That reminds me of this clip of the Skyfighters movie: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9gZYE-a-t7A I'm sure it is. As are hijackers, aliens and snakes on a plane. Cargo fire, the list goes on. I'm no...

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by Antarius
Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A310 resulted in several injuries
Replies: 123
Views: 25258

Re: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A310 resulted in several injuries

The pilots would have had to put it in a steep dive and maybe turn to get this much disruption. Which isn't represented on FR24 data. And reports from the airport Indicate minor injuries. So I'm not sure what data we have so far corroborates the theories that the F15 caused some crazy dive or buzze...

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by Antarius
Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A310 resulted in several injuries
Replies: 123
Views: 25258

Re: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A310 resulted in several injuries

Absolutely. the F-15 has 2 PW F100 engines, each of them with 106 kN of trust. These engines have more thrust than the PW ones on the 727 and the 737 original! Sure, but what evidence is there for any of this? The altitude changes from what we can tell were fairly minimal. So how would an F15 buzz ...

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by Antarius
Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A310 resulted in several injuries
Replies: 123
Views: 25258

Re: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A310 resulted in several injuries

The turbulence theory is also possible, a F-15 is not a small machine and it spews a lot of fire. If close enough it can upset an A310 for sure. Absolutely. the F-15 has 2 PW F100 engines, each of them with 106 kN of trust. These engines have more thrust than the PW ones on the 727 and the 737 orig...

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by Antarius
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA EAD - CFM-56-7 and -3
Replies: 13
Views: 3779

Re: FAA EAD - B737 NG Engine Failure

There is often stress corrosion under certain opperating conditions. My understanding of corrosion is that it is a electrochemical process of oxidation of metals. My understanding of stress is that it generally refers to physically wearing down parts, often at joints or load transfer points. My und...

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by Antarius
Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India' s Low Cost SpiceJet Potential Cleared to Fly to the U.S.
Replies: 8
Views: 2207

Re: India' s Low Cost SpiceJet Potential Cleared to Fly to the U.S.

Jet Airways failed due to the corruption of the Indian billionaire scene combined with the rising populaity of low cost airlines. It's nothing to do with flights to the US. And a poor product, airberlin style half-FSC/half-LCC model, Jet Konnect-JetLite fiasco, a misguided acquisition and a billion...

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by Antarius
Wed Jul 22, 2020 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: End of an era: Last Qantas 747 retired today
Replies: 118
Views: 20317

Re: End of an era: Last Qantas 747 retired today

End of an era.

Not only was the 747 groundbreaking, it was also economically successful and good looking. Remarkable project.

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by Antarius
Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Master Plan of 'Lincoln International Airport'
Replies: 33
Views: 7574

Re: The Master Plan of 'Lincoln International Airport'

I'm happy people enjoyed the post. On a side-note--and I'm sure people agree with me on this--the special effects of this movie were dismal, even for 1970. I have been thinking about starting a petition to have some of the CGI redone. What do you think? Film making is considered art. People in the ...

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by Antarius
Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: FI signs new FA contract (after stating will fire all FA and replace with pilots)
Replies: 148
Views: 26068

Re: FI Fires ALL FAs, Replaced By Pilots.

I'm with you! Flight Attendant training was more rigorous than college. Drills especially like you explain. Commanding one thing, preparing for the next, and operating another all at once without confusion and learning different procedures on 19 aircraft. 4 out of 6 weeks of training is emergency, ...

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by Antarius
Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could AA have made STL into the "CLT of the Midwest"?
Replies: 29
Views: 2907

Re: Could AA have made STL into the "CLT of the Midwest"?

I highly doubt it, STL and ORD are too close and overlay quite a bit. A good comparison would be CVG/DTW for DL, there is just too much overlap: https://i.imgur.com/HOYDH2x.gif There are very few flows that STL/CVG would have enabled that ORD/DTW couldn't, making them redundant in the network. And ...

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by Antarius
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are Air Canada’s A220S flying below 30,000 ft?
Replies: 38
Views: 10259

Re: Why are Air Canada’s A220S flying below 30,000 ft?

It seems to me that the A220 is not that a perfect flawless aircraft as widely advertised. Loads of tech and glitches. I hope they solve this sooner rather than later... Blasphemy! :roll: According to ANET consensus, the A220 is the best commercial aircraft ever built, which could end up actually b...

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by Antarius
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are Air Canada’s A220S flying below 30,000 ft?
Replies: 38
Views: 10259

Re: Why are Air Canada’s A220S flying below 30,000 ft?

"Several occurrences of engine in-flight shutdowns (IFSDs) were reported on Airbus Canada Limited Partnership BD-500 family aeroplanes." So, we have a new design flying with a potential loss of power on its engines, and the safety measure adopted in this case is a different flight level.....

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by Antarius
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatari 747-8i BBJ flying mansion hits the market
Replies: 66
Views: 19300

Re: Qatari 747-8i BBJ flying mansion hits the market

readytotaxi wrote:
What are the running costs per year? A ball park figure, 10% of value?
Think I might have more fun with a Mega yacht.


You know what they say. If you have to ask....

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by Antarius
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatari 747-8i BBJ flying mansion hits the market
Replies: 66
Views: 19300

Re: Qatari 747-8i BBJ flying mansion hits the market

It must have lost its new plane smell so they didn't want it anymore. Or maybe the Qataris are in deep sh*t because of the current situation Not really. Qatar is tiny, has a lot of gas (which actually has gone up in price a little). they've been running budget surpluses for the last several years. ...

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by Antarius
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Indonesia Plans DPS-LAX/SFO/PAR/BOM/DEL
Replies: 46
Views: 6387

Re: Garuda Indonesia Plans DPS-LAX/SFO/PAR/BOM/DEL

Everyone in the US will want to go to Bali for their instagram selfies. I don't think it was that hard to get to before if you just one stop somewhere major like HKG...but I can see these flights doing well and I for one might take it. Bali has always been easy to get to and frequently, quite cheap...

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by Antarius
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Indonesia Plans DPS-LAX/SFO/PAR/BOM/DEL
Replies: 46
Views: 6387

Re: Garuda Indonesia Plans DPS-LAX/SFO/PAR/BOM/DEL

I'll preface this by saying Bali is probably my favorite place to vacation in the world. And yes, it's a pain to get to from the United States - when I went on my last trip, I ended up with overnights in PVG and BKK along the way (not an issue since I enjoy both those cities, but still). That being...

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by Antarius
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 AA aircraft hit each other at DFW
Replies: 28
Views: 9778

Re: 2 AA aircraft hit each other at DFW

Clearly you missed how busy DFW has been. Either way, in order for a two aircraft incident to happen, all it takes is two aircraft; not hundreds. Hearing it was another E175. It was another 175. They marshaled him in on the wrong line. I just looked at that gate and the one next to it on Google Map...

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by Antarius
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al temporarily ceases ops
Replies: 37
Views: 15621

Re: ELAL temporarily ceases ops

Would aircraft like the A321LR or A321XLR be a good fit for El Al for thinner routes? Probably would be unlikely to happen based on their aircraft order history. I think I'm right in saying El Al is the only flag carrier (excluding the never ending startup flag carriers in Africa) never to have ope...

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by Antarius
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to guyana South America?
Replies: 19
Views: 4333

Re: BA to guyana South America?

LON GEO only attracts 8k visitors annually. I doubt that the north bound is that much so there will be no scheduled BA service to GEO. though the charters might continue. Guyana does have some oil fields with promise. And based on my experience in oilfields across the world, Brits are aplenty. An a...

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by Antarius
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 AA aircraft hit each other at DFW
Replies: 28
Views: 9778

Re: 2 AA aircraft hit each other at DFW

If they were both Envoy planes, the thread title is incorrect.... write that off to poor journalism or armchair aviators... Yup, I am that critical and so should you. The pilots paycheck says Envoy, not American.... However, Envoy is a wholly-owned subsidiary of American Airlines Group, the aircraf...

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by Antarius
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 AA aircraft hit each other at DFW
Replies: 28
Views: 9778

Re: 2 AA aircraft hit each other at DFW

Wow. Given the lack of traffic, this is like crashing on an empty freeway.

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by Antarius
Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5
Replies: 101
Views: 15753

Re: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5

There was a plan for a T5D at some point. Is that off the table? Also, is there a possibility they remove the restrictions on traveling between the terminal (T5A) and the satellites back and forth? That puts all the lounges in play and not cramming everyone in t5A What restrictions? You can walk ba...

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by Antarius
Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the air France Concorde fly in the original livery?
Replies: 24
Views: 4227

Re: Did the air France Concorde fly in the original livery?

The "barcode" livery was a revolution back then. Pure Avantgarde. Exactly what the Concorde was. Almost all other airlines had cheat lines and the old style liveries. There was no euro white before. Add the new futuristic look of the brand new CDG airport at Paris ("James Bond Termin...

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by Antarius
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time For Delta To Consider New Airline Partners?
Replies: 85
Views: 12300

Re: Time For Delta To Consider New Airline Partners?

DFW really can't be compared to IAD, SFO, ORD, and MIA in terms of foreign carriers. Most of the international flying is done by AA at DFW, not its alliance/codeshare partners. Additionally, because demand is rather limited, DFW doesn't see many foreign carriers when AA is already flying the route....

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by Antarius
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5
Replies: 101
Views: 15753

Re: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5

There was a plan for a T5D at some point. Is that off the table?

Also, is there a possibility they remove the restrictions on traveling between the terminal (T5A) and the satellites back and forth? That puts all the lounges in play and not cramming everyone in t5A

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by Antarius
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time For Delta To Consider New Airline Partners?
Replies: 85
Views: 12300

Re: Time For Delta To Consider New Airline Partners?

DFW really can't be compared to IAD, SFO, ORD, and MIA in terms of foreign carriers. Most of the international flying is done by AA at DFW, not its alliance/codeshare partners. Additionally, because demand is rather limited, DFW doesn't see many foreign carriers when AA is already flying the route....

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by Antarius
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT now goes after India for impairing U.S airline rights
Replies: 61
Views: 8492

Re: United Receives Permission To Conduct India Charter Flights

Repatriation flights according to the United response in the article. They're already operating cargo flights there. Why didn't people return to their home country months ago and not 4-5 months into this "urgent crisis"? Not just India but a whole slew of citizens from other countries are...

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by Antarius
Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time For Delta To Consider New Airline Partners?
Replies: 85
Views: 12300

Re: Time For Delta To Consider New Airline Partners?

Network fit is critical - connectivity potential and ability to drive sales share in big revenue markets. The whole reason Delta pursued equity JV's was its weaker network made it less attractive to potential partners than AA/UA. You hit the nail on the head. And they keep doing it again and again ...

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by Antarius
Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to guyana South America?
Replies: 19
Views: 4333

Re: BA to guyana South America?

caribny wrote:
LON GEO only attracts 8k visitors annually. I doubt that the north bound is that much so there will be no scheduled BA service to GEO. though the charters might continue.


Guyana does have some oil fields with promise. And based on my experience in oilfields across the world, Brits are aplenty.

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by Antarius
Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5
Replies: 101
Views: 15753

Re: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5

Any AA or BA metal flying from the US into LHR has the same priority for BA in the sense that costs, revenue, profit, losses are shared. AA and BA operate as one across the Atlantic, coordinating schedules, fleets, pricing, everything. On every single US-LHR flight, regardless of metal. In that sen...

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by Antarius
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5
Replies: 101
Views: 15753

Re: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5

I do not see how the assertion that BA's first priority being themselves is false because they have a JV with another airline. AA adds CLT and RDU as destinations and more frequency on ORD and DFW. Sure it's a benefit, hence the JV, but connecting their own metal on own metal would of course be pre...

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by Antarius
Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time For Delta To Consider New Airline Partners?
Replies: 85
Views: 12300

Re: Time For Delta To Consider New Airline Partners?

In my opinion (and maybe a pipe dream) an ideal new alliance or JV lineup for Delta would include Aeroméxico, LATAM, Air Canada, Lufthansa (which would probably include all of the Lufthansa group airlines), Turkish, ANA, Qantas, Singapore, and China Eastern. Sorry to say, keep dreaming. American an...

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by Antarius
Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time For Delta To Consider New Airline Partners?
Replies: 85
Views: 12300

Re: Time For Delta To Consider New Airline Partners?

Sounds like a PR piece. Why would half of Star Alliance leave for DL? What exactly is in it for them?

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by Antarius
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5
Replies: 101
Views: 15753

Re: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5

Mainly because Heathrow have said they are moving temporarily. At the end of the day, HAL says who goes where into which terminal not AA. I get AA are pushing hard for this and claiming it’s 100% permanent but Air India also said there was no way they’d leave T4. Only time will tell. There are 2 th...

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by Antarius
Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5
Replies: 101
Views: 15753

Re: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5

Why do people keep insisting it is temporary when this has been talked about being in the works for a very long time? BA will not be at 100% capacity for a few years likely anyway so this is a great time to do it. Mainly because Heathrow have said they are moving temporarily. At the end of the day,...

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by Antarius
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA banned from Europe
Replies: 93
Views: 17922

Re: PIA banned from Europe

Hopefully they’ll be back in the UK soon. I have flown to Pakistan and back many times and PIA was always my first choice. Fair priced business class, fairly decent seats and decent food. Fairly decent seats as compared to what? Ryanair? I can't think of many airlines with a worse longhaul product....

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by Antarius
Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5
Replies: 101
Views: 15753

Re: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5

There is more to this, when AA is at a full schedule its 20 flights daily. How is that going to work at T5, is BA moving some of their lesser intercontinental flights to Terminal 3 making room for AA ? BA's 747 could sadly be history, BA still will have frequency in their main markets with 787, A35...

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by Antarius
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5
Replies: 101
Views: 15753

Re: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5

I suspect move is final as AA has spoken about its desire to move to T5 since back in 2018. If and when the time comes and BA outgrows T5 again, it can adjust its flights as needed back to T3 in coordination with airport authority. Having AA in T5 benefits BA as offering good connectivity to/from A...

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