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by george77300
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Turkish Airlines could start flying to Australia in 2019 with B787-9
Replies: 58
Views: 8151

Re: Turkish Airlines to Australia in 2019 with B787-9

Hence why on all the ULH flights the aeroplanes are congifured in a low density PREMIUM configuration such as SQ to EWR. A flight of all business class + passengers will weigh a huge amount less than all economy. That's only half of the equation, the other being revenue. Many such flights are actua...

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by george77300
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA 747 - Wifi?
Replies: 4
Views: 140

Re: BA 747 - Wifi?

Friend flying BA 0192, 20 Sep, DFW-LHR. 747-400. Any way to find out whether it will be one of the WiFi-enabled 747s? Your flight is scheduled now to be operated by G-BNLN. It is a mid-J that hasn't been refurbished and no WiFi. It is the next frame due for retirement later in Nov this year so I wo...

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by george77300
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA 747 - Wifi?
Replies: 4
Views: 140

Re: BA 747 - Wifi?

Friend flying BA 0192, 20 Sep, DFW-LHR. 747-400. Any way to find out whether it will be one of the WiFi-enabled 747s? Very unlikely unless you get an aircraft swap. WiFi is on 12/16 of the High-J frames and none of the soon to be retired mid-J frames. The BA192 is operated with the latter. Unless t...

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by george77300
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flat beds on narrowbodies
Replies: 20
Views: 2750

Re: Flat beds on narrowbodies

With Copa announcing that they are fitting their new 737s with flat beds I was wondering what other narrowbodies have been fitted with flat beds. Are there any regional jets with flat bed seats? Hundreds of 757's have... As for the regionals I would say unlikely as they don't have the range/enduran...

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by george77300
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Air considers keeping A330s
Replies: 16
Views: 3158

Re: Gulf Air considers keeping A330s

Gulf Air is apparently reevaluating its plan to phase out its Airbus A330s in favor of incoming Boeing 787s. The Bahraini flag carrier operates six A330-200s on long-haul services to destinations such as London Heathrow Airport and Manila, Philippines. It is phasing in 10 Boeing 787-9s as its new w...

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by george77300
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Turkish Airlines could start flying to Australia in 2019 with B787-9
Replies: 58
Views: 8151

Re: Turkish Airlines to Australia in 2019 with B787-9

Does a First/Business Class seat + occupant + baggage + catering weigh more than the equivalent # of Economy Seats + Occupants + Baggage + Catering? Yep. A single J seat can weigh as much as a whole row of 9abreast Y seats. F seats are even worse. It's not uncommon for J seats to weigh 80-100kg... ...

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by george77300
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 610
Views: 168428

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

It does, you can see it on the aircraft but it’s not outlined because it isn’t needed for this configuration. I think you only need the 2nd overwing exit for 240 pax. If that is the case what is the new exit limit? Also TK has put only 182 seats in theirs. Assuming the exit limit is higher than tha...

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by george77300
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 610
Views: 168428

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Arkia A321neo fully painted. https://a320archive.com/msn/8517. I didn't know Arkia has the LRs! This may be a stupid question but I thought the new ACF configuration had a dual overwing exit. I didn't think this was LR related but is it? Or is it just an option for those who don't need it certified...

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by george77300
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 610
Views: 168428

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Arkia A321neo fully painted. https://a320archive.com/msn/8517. I didn't know Arkia has the LRs! This may be a stupid question but I thought the new ACF configuration had a dual overwing exit. I didn't think this was LR related but is it? Or is it just an option for those who don't need it certified...

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by george77300
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad reveals configuration of 787-10, first routes announced
Replies: 6
Views: 4556

Re: Etihad reveals configuration of 787-10, first routes announced

Etihad has revealed its configuration of the soon to be delivered 787-10. The aircraft will offer a total of 336 seats, 32 Business and 304 economy. Currently its 2 class 789 seats 28 Business and 271 economy, so comparing the 2 it is mostly adding economy seats First routes will be AUH-JED eff 12 ...

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by george77300
Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British AIrways 103 LHR-YYC diverts to YFB due to fumes in the cockpit
Replies: 30
Views: 6451

Re: British AIrways 103 LHR-YYC diverts to YFB due to fumes in the cockpit

How can a maintenance related issue like fumes in the cockpit be excluded? I thought extraordinary circumstances were things out of BA’s control like volcanic explosions, etc. How do we know it was maintenance-related? We do not know anything at this stage. At any rate we do not want a situation wh...

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by george77300
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British AIrways 103 LHR-YYC diverts to YFB due to fumes in the cockpit
Replies: 30
Views: 6451

Re: British AIrways 103 LHR-YYC diverts to YFB due to fumes in the cockpit

Couple questions: 1). Anybody know which flight BA had to cancel to pull that second 789 to operate the recovery flight? 2). Would passengers on the original YYC flight, as well as those who’s flight got cancelled be entitled to EU261 compensation? 1) They cancelled a Newark Rotation for the aircra...

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by george77300
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Iran Air still take delivery of Airbus aircraft?
Replies: 29
Views: 6092

Re: Will Iran Air still take delivery of Airbus aircraft?

jghealey wrote:
It looks like ATR and Boeing won't be delivering aircraft to Iran Air under US sanctions, but will Airbus still deliver planes to Iran? To my knowledge they haven't said that they won't be delivering planes to Iran yet.


No.

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by george77300
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1348
Views: 468107

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

3rdGen wrote:
Just to clarify with everyone on the forum. The short form is 35K not 35J.


If you want to be pedantic then technically no you are wrong. The ICAO is A35K and the IATA is 351.

So technically A35J/A351 and 35K/35J are all incorrect.

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by george77300
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KAL A321neo delivery date?
Replies: 2
Views: 948

Re: KAL A321neo delivery date?

When are the KAL A321neos supposed to be delivered? They are not on the production list which is about 6 months ahead currently although could change. Per the original KE press release all 737-8 MAX and A321neo are delivered from 2019-2025 so really could be anytime from latter half of 2019 to 2020...

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by george77300
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Max BBJ at BWI? VP-CMA
Replies: 8
Views: 633

Re: 737 Max BBJ at BWI? VP-CMA

Flightradar24 currently lists VP-CMA, a 737Max BBJ, on the ground at BWI, as of 04:00 UTC on September 12 (12:00 midnight EDT). Is this an error? If not, what is it doing there? https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/vp-cma Not an error. Delivered to the customer 16th August. Presumably whoeve...

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by george77300
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Max BBJ at BWI? VP-CMA
Replies: 8
Views: 633

Re: 737 Max BBJ at BWI? VP-CMA

Samrnpage wrote:
VP-CMA is a Bombardier global jet.


Not anymore. Owner has clearly upgraded. :D

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by george77300
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 257 & DL 258 on 9/11
Replies: 3
Views: 1109

Re: DL 257 & DL 258 on 9/11

Initial delay was late arrival of the aircraft. Then the aircraft departed, and diverted back to Boston. Then left again. Unrelated but also a bit interesting, an IB a350 also diverted to Boston earlier. Any idea why it diverted back to BOS after initial departure to AMS? The IB was a JFK-MAD fligh...

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by george77300
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders
Replies: 402
Views: 97474

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders

Boeing Updated numbers in and once again a great month from Boeing with a net of 94 new orders compared to Airbus' 5 bringing new year net order totals to 581 and 219 respectively. AUGUST UPDATE SUMMARY (Airbus & Boeing) Boeing Summary : 1st January - 31st August 2018 738 Gross Orders 581 Net O...

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by george77300
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders
Replies: 402
Views: 97474

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders

Boeing Capital: 5x 787-9 (Hawaiian canceled 5) Hello, is there any more information on this? A little strange after the order was firmed up only two months ago. Hawaiian can't seem to make up their mind on their widebody future... Not a clue. The Hawaiian order (18th July) is now changed for 5 x B7...

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by george77300
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders
Replies: 402
Views: 97474

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders

Boeing Updated numbers in and once again a great month from Boeing with a net of 94 new orders compared to Airbus' 5 bringing new year net order totals to 581 and 219 respectively. AUGUST UPDATE SUMMARY (Airbus & Boeing) Boeing Summary : 1st January - 31st August 2018 738 Gross Orders 581 Net Or...

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by george77300
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last BA 767 Flights
Replies: 25
Views: 6571

Re: Last BA 767 Flights

Anybody have the specific retirement dates or last flights for each remaining frame? Yes. They have 5 frames remaining (WX,WZ,HA,HB,HC) and all operational until 31st Oct. On that date WX/WZ and one of the H series are retiring. Rumored to be HB. Then for up until the 25th Nov the final two frames ...

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by george77300
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus 380 crew rests
Replies: 10
Views: 1894

Re: Airbus 380 crew rests

Just to add Emirates have two separate locations. The aircraft capable of ULR flying have the mentioned rear of main cabin at Economy level. However some of the fleet is setup just for short/mid haul flying and these don not have this configuration. EK actually has three configurations - mid-haul a...

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by george77300
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF9 PER-LHR (8 Sep) returns to PER due to disruptive passenger
Replies: 63
Views: 12503

Re: QF9 PER-LHR (8 Sep) returns to PER due to disruptive passenger

So I saw on Flightradar that it landed at 22:30 in London and departed again at 00:13. I thought London has a midnight curfew. Or does doors closed or pushback count for the curfew? There are exceptions for extraordinary circumstances. If a plane at 2am needs to divert or emergency they will land t...

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by george77300
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus 380 crew rests
Replies: 10
Views: 1894

Re: Airbus 380 crew rests

Emerates have them at rear of main cabin. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/airbus-to-help-emirates-pilots-sleep-after-crews-find-a380-39too-319698/ Lufthansa https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=begDOPL3FIA Looks nice. Just to add Emirates have two separate locations. The aircraft capable of U...

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by george77300
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus 380 crew rests
Replies: 10
Views: 1894

Re: Airbus 380 crew rests

zeke wrote:
Mortyman wrote:
Airbus 380 crew rests

Do all Airbus 380's have crew rests in the belly or is it only Qantas ?


The cabin crew rest location is a customer option.


Yes they can choose where it is (and in theory if they want it) but all A380 operators have a flight crew rest and cabin crew rest installed.

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by george77300
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus 380 crew rests
Replies: 10
Views: 1894

Re: Airbus 380 crew rests

Airbus 380 crew rests Do all Airbus 380's have crew rests in the belly or is it only Qantas ? I believe that is he most common location (for cabin crew) but Emirates have two separate fleets. The one for the ULR flights have a rest at the same level as Economy with three high bunks at the back on t...

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by george77300
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1348
Views: 468107

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

That’s because it is the first? wide body where the varients have different wings. Look at the 787/777/330 etc all have the same wing on all length varients. The A350-900 has a smaller wing than the A350-1000 so I guess they look more in proportion. Well, not quite. I think the A345/A346 have enlar...

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by george77300
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1348
Views: 468107

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

A350 might be the first wide-body that looks better with the smaller variant IMO. Other smaller variants of different wide-bodies look kinda overwinged. Perhaps that’s because A359 wasn’t initially supposed to be the baby of the family. That’s because it is the first? wide body where the varients h...

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by george77300
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't BA order the B748?
Replies: 77
Views: 12163

Re: Why didn't BA order the B748?

You mean like those GE powered 777-300ERs they ordered with no option for RR engines and the fact they operate 777-200s with both RR and GE engines? Do you know for a fact that BA decided against the 747-8 because of lack of RR engines, or did you just make that up? It was catergorically a factor. ...

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by george77300
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A320neo registrations
Replies: 33
Views: 4268

Re: BA A320neo registrations

flyingphil wrote:
So what about the four Embraers that BA Cityflyer have on order.??

They have already used up G-LCYA to G-LCYZ (LCY - London CitY)


G-LCZx was the rumor and most likely. It is completely clear and the follow on registations.

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by george77300
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A320neo registrations
Replies: 33
Views: 4268

Re: BA A320neo registrations

lorismarino29 wrote:
ZBJx is reference to Z as in "zzzzzzz" for sleeping on the "Dream" liner and B for Boeing and J for Jet. K and L are most likely just following the alphabet.


This makes the most sense of all 787 registration ideas.

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by george77300
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A320neo registrations
Replies: 33
Views: 4268

Re: BA A320neo registrations

on the triples, VII- series is just the roman numerals for 7 and YMM- stood for year 2000 except RAES which is in honour of the royal aeronautical society But what made them skipping G-VIII and naming RAES instead? G-VIII was (or still is?) on a Spitfire. The UK CAA doesn't allow re-registering of ...

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by george77300
Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders
Replies: 402
Views: 97474

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders

AUGUST UPDATE SUMMARY (Airbus & Boeing) Airbus Summary: 1st January - 31st August 2018 274 Gross Orders 219 Net Orders (161 x A320, 8 x A330, 36 x A350, 14 x A380) - (August +5 Net) Boeing Summary: 1st January - 31st July 2018 - (Still July Numbers) 639 Gross Orders 487 Net Orders (334 x B737, 1...

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by george77300
Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 286
Views: 15526

Re: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List

Well from maybe having no flights this year it has turned out OK. This is now my final list for 2018 confirmed. Lots of firsts too which is cool and a good % of Premium seats too. FLOWN 25 JUN / BA 103 / LHR - YYC / B788 / J / (1st B788, 40th BA Flight) 03 JUL / WS 137 / YYC-YVR / B738 / W / (4th B...

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by george77300
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't BA order the B748?
Replies: 77
Views: 12163

Re: Why didn't BA order the B748?

One of the key reasons too for the 380 over the 748 was the lack of RR engines. BA had no option for RR on the 747 to have some more commonality with other fleets and they did with the A350/B787/A380 that they ordered instead. While BA has traditional done the right thing for England and their has ...

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by george77300
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't BA order the B748?
Replies: 77
Views: 12163

Re: Why didn't BA order the B748?

The A380 will beat out the 748 on just about every metric so the real question is why did LH, KE, and CA ordered the 748? LH was the launch customer for 20 748 and Boeing was dying for an order from a prestige airline so they got a "deal". Korean Air makes flaps or some components for the...

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by george77300
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't BA order the B748?
Replies: 77
Views: 12163

Re: Why didn't BA order the B748?

One of the key reasons too for the 380 over the 748 was the lack of RR engines. BA had no option for RR on the 747 to have some more commonality with other fleets and they did with the A350/B787/A380 that they ordered instead. You mean like those GE powered 777-300ERs they ordered with no option fo...

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by george77300
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't BA order the B748?
Replies: 77
Views: 12163

Re: Why didn't BA order the B748?

One of the key reasons too for the 380 over the 748 was the lack of RR engines. BA had no option for RR on the 747 to have some more commonality with other fleets and they did with the A350/B787/A380 that they ordered instead. You mean like those GE powered 777-300ERs they ordered with no option fo...

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by george77300
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A320neo registrations
Replies: 33
Views: 4268

Re: BA A320neo registrations

BA's new A320neo fleet all have registrations beginning G-TTNA, B, C, D... I know that historically BA registration codes always have a 'hidden' meaning. Does anyone know what TTN stands for? The A320neo ( T hree T wenty N eo). The A321neo (first Nov 2018) are going to be G-NEOx. The A350 (first ea...

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by george77300
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't BA order the B748?
Replies: 77
Views: 12163

Re: Why didn't BA order the B748?

One of the key reasons too for the 380 over the 748 was the lack of RR engines. BA had no option for RR on the 747 to have some more commonality with other fleets and they did with the A350/B787/A380 that they ordered instead. And yet people claim geopolitics and playing for home team doesn't happe...

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by george77300
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines reveals configuration on 2 class A359, ADL to be first route
Replies: 47
Views: 8069

Re: Singapore Airlines reveals configuration on 2 class A359, ADL to be first route

Maybe the A350s will do the routes where SQ judges that pax may be more sensitive to the compromised 9 abreast seating in the 7810. Same 18" Y seats as the 787-10 (and new A380 for that matter). What's your source? If true the A350 and A380 will have enormous aisles with their wider and more c...

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by george77300
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A320neo registrations
Replies: 33
Views: 4268

Re: BA A320neo registrations

BA's new A320neo fleet all have registrations beginning G-TTNA, B, C, D... I know that historically BA registration codes always have a 'hidden' meaning. Does anyone know what TTN stands for? The A320neo ( T hree T wenty N eo). The A321neo (first Nov 2018) are going to be G-NEOx. The A350 (first ea...

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by george77300
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't BA order the B748?
Replies: 77
Views: 12163

Re: Why didn't BA order the B748?

One of the key reasons too for the 380 over the 748 was the lack of RR engines. BA had no option for RR on the 747 to have some more commonality with other fleets and they did with the A350/B787/A380 that they ordered instead.

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by george77300
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't BA order the B748?
Replies: 77
Views: 12163

Re: Why didn't BA order the B748?

EastLondoner wrote:
Doesn't the 747-8 need similar facilities gate-wise to the A380 which would have meant Terminal 7 wouldn't have been able to take the aircraft anyway?


No the 747 fits. A380 doesn't.

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by george77300
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ignorant things often said by infrequent annoyed Travellers
Replies: 36
Views: 1971

Re: Ignorant things often said by infrequent annoyed Travellers

People who use Silver level bag tags (at least for *A, Silver Status doesn't give you anything) I use my BA Bronze on my bag. Totally pointless and gives me nothing except a name and number on my bag in case it gets lost. Just another way to be contacted by BA through my membership number. I can un...

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by george77300
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA Business lounge T5
Replies: 3
Views: 290

Re: BA Business lounge T5

George Thanks The firm has decided to 'treat' me so i didnt want to waste an opportunity As a word of warning for the T5 B lounge. If your flight departs from B or C gates you will be perfect and just use transit to C or you will be right by B gates. However if you get a gate in A gates do NOT use ...

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by george77300
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA Business lounge T5
Replies: 3
Views: 290

Re: BA Business lounge T5

Going out on an early 07.30 flight tomorrow. What is the best lounge to head for out of Galleries and Terrace? There is no Terrace lounge at LHR. You have three options. There are two Galleries lounges in the T5A Terminal (North and South), these are the main two. Also there is a Lounge in the T5B ...

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by george77300
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska's been short one A320 for a week now...
Replies: 11
Views: 4284

Re: Alaska's been short one A320 for a week now...

Yeah, I saw this diversion on flightaware recently and wondered what was up with that. Does anyone know the registration # for this aircraft? I tried to look it up on flightradar24, but the data doesn't go that far back... The aircraft is N840VA. According to FR24 it is scheduled on the AS1890 SFO-...

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