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by Markie73
Sun Jan 03, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top 5 most missed Airlines ?
Replies: 98
Views: 4784

Re: Top 5 most missed Airlines ?

Dan Air London and European Aviation with their BAC 1-11's and Boeing 737-200's.

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by Markie73
Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1753
Views: 48503

Re: Emirates confirms future A380 deliveries

Just to go slightly off topic, does anybody on the forum know what the futures are for the Etihad and Qatar Airbus A380's, I know that QR has parked their fleet for the short term but I can't seem to find any information regarding the Etihad 380's. also why did EK take delivery of their early A380's...

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by Markie73
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Airbus accept any more A380 orders ?
Replies: 95
Views: 14185

Re: Will Airbus accept any more A380 orders ?

Slightly off topic, how long are spares manufactured for once the last frame is completed and delivered to the airline/customer?. Whilst, like others I am sad that Airbus have called time on the A380 but the aircraft has had its day with the likes of the Airbus A321LR,A350-900/100 and also the Boein...

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by Markie73
Wed May 23, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could UK Government get a 787 / A350 ?
Replies: 69
Views: 7200

Re: Could UK Government get a 787 / A350 ?

FatCat wrote:
uta999 wrote:
We could always P the Americans right off, by getting the Concorde at LHR through its MOT. My planes better than your plane.

That's the spirit!
Or he can refurbish a VC-10


Or he can refurbish one of the three Tristars that are airworthy and sitting idle at Bruntingthorpe!!!. :duck:

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by Markie73
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 747 Classics as of 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 2879

Re: 747 Classics as of 2018

I know that the Bahrain Amiri flight did have a 747SP A9C-HAK in their fleet, not sure if the aircraft is still operational though.

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by Markie73
Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair fleet age
Replies: 20
Views: 4644

Re: Ryanair fleet age

Back in 2008 I flew to Palma de Mallorca from Stansted on EI-CSC, I think that this was one of Ryanair's first batch of 738's as it still had the Boeing 'eyebrows' and did not have the winglets compared to the aircraft on the return flight, I also remember that the cabin on CSC had the old style rec...

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by Markie73
Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best small and lesser known airports for plane spotting.
Replies: 17
Views: 2286

Re: Best small and lesser known airports for plane spotting.

The small Greek island of Skiathos (JSI/LGSK) has some excellent photo and spotting opportunities during the summer months as the end of the main runway is located near a main road, there are some photos of arriving and departing airliners in the photo database here on Airliners.net.

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by Markie73
Sat Nov 04, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier announces LoI for 31 (+30 Options) CSeries from an unnamed European Customer
Replies: 281
Views: 63700

Re: Bombardier announces LoI for 31 (+30 Options) CSeries from an unnamed European Customer

Easyjet - to replace the A319s they are selling to United Ryanair?, I remember MOL saying that the airline was interested in the C Series - it's an outside bet but possible, maybe joining the LCC race over the pond to the U.S? The again they have got a MAX order which could probably do the job as w...

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by Markie73
Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Europa to enter Inter Island Canary routes market from October 2017
Replies: 17
Views: 3388

Re: Air Europa to enter Inter Island Canary routes market from October 2017

Back in the 1980's and into the mid 90's I remember seeing Iberia operating the intra-island shuttles in the Canaries with A300's,Boeing 727-200 and also the DC-9, and also on occasion the Boeing 747-200 would pick up some slack in between it's flights from Madrid to Las Palmas. Also I remember seei...

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by Markie73
Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded
Replies: 391
Views: 70174

Re: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded

Hard as it may be to accept - Monarch was an injured baby seal that needed to be clubbed. A sad end to nearly 50 years of history, I remember as a child flying to Malta from Luton in 1982 on one their Boeing 737-200's (G-DFUB) and then a year later to Reus on one of their BAC 1-11's (G-AWWZ) I also...

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by Markie73
Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded
Replies: 391
Views: 70174

Re: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded

Jet2.com increases capacity at three former Monarch bases Jet2.com and Jet2holidays has increased capacity from former Monarch hubs Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds. More than 100,000 winter seats have been added in response to what the airline and tour operator has described as “increased demand”....

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by Markie73
Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any Passenger 747 Classics Left Flying?
Replies: 13
Views: 2612

Re: Any Passenger 747 Classics Left Flying?

I think that the Bahrain Amri Flight still has a 747SP flying, I remember seeing it parked up at Palma last year, also does the Sands Corporation also have a 747SP based at Las Vegas?.

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by Markie73
Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded
Replies: 391
Views: 70174

Re: Monarch in trouble (again)...?

LuxuryTravelled wrote:
IAG are interested in the 737MAX order apparently,


I am suprised that Jet2 have not shown interest and placed a bid for Monarch especially with the 737MAX order, does anybody know when Monarch are supposed to receive their first MAX?.

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by Markie73
Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded
Replies: 391
Views: 70174

Re: Monarch in trouble (again)...?

I hope that there is a happy ending for Monarch as I feel sorry for the staff that are having to go through another period of uncertainty, I hate to say this but unless a magic rabbit is pulled out of the hat ASAP then I fear the end is very close for the airline.

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by Markie73
Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LONG delays to get back "into UK", BA blame UK Border force.
Replies: 8
Views: 2382

Re: LONG delays to get back "into UK", BA blame UK Border force.

I arrived in to Stansted on a evening flight from Palma after a short holiday a few days ago and even at 5.30pm there was huge ques for immigration and NONE of the e-gates was working add to that there was only three Border Control officers manually checking passports for both EU and non-EU national...

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by Markie73
Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA flights covered by Qatar schedule
Replies: 30
Views: 7325

Re: BA flights covered by Qatar schedule

I believe it will say in your Manage My Booking if it is operated by Qatar. If you can't see that, then it's not. From what I can gather the aircraft are shifted about. I've seen reports of them flying to LUX, KRK. VIE, SOF, ARN, BCN... loads of places really. People in Club Europe report they are ...

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by Markie73
Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ to refurbish cabins of 14 A380s
Replies: 33
Views: 13690

Re: SQ to refurbish cabins of 14 A380s

Refurbishment of the A380s should keep the fleet going for many years to come, and basically means the leases of these aircraft will be extended. Singapore Airlines (SIA) plans to retrofit 14 of its Airbus A380 aircraft. ... The media report indicates that the new cabin configuration will also be u...

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by Markie73
Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Badly Named (Or Branded) Airlines.
Replies: 152
Views: 11216

Re: Badly Named (Or Branded) Airlines.

How about MyTravel LITE?, a short lived Low Cost Carrier set up by My Travel Airways in the early 2000's.

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by Markie73
Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Monarch miss a trick?
Replies: 25
Views: 5281

Re: Did Monarch miss a trick?

What happened to Monarch's Airbus A330 aircraft?, did they end up being sold to other operators or did they end up being parted out like the A300-600R's and the Boeing 757's?.

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by Markie73
Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Monarch miss a trick?
Replies: 25
Views: 5281

Re: Did Monarch miss a trick?

Monarch was kind of left on the shelf at this point bizzarely, at the same time Easyjet/Ryanair started making inroads into the LCC market which was a totally different concept, ZB could have got on board with this in the early days but didn't, instead they stuck with what they knew. Quite so. I re...

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by Markie73
Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWISS Avro RJ100 HB-IYZ
Replies: 10
Views: 2812

Re: SWISS Avro RJ100 HB-IYZ

As the last RJ-100 in the fleet HB-IYZ continues to operate a full daily schedule. Has a date been set for the final flight of the aircraft with Swiss and is there any talk of a farewell flight for enthusiasts. It's really the only one still flying? How is Swiss operating their LCY schedule with on...

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by Markie73
Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are some TATL routes Norwegian could tackle next?
Replies: 106
Views: 11436

Re: What are some TATL routes Norwegian could tackle next?

aemoreira1981 wrote:
Birmingham to BOS, JFK, and BWI, .


Primera have announced flights from BHX to BOS and EWR from next year and will base their fleet of A321neoLR's at BHX.

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by Markie73
Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could UK to Dubai (or another UAE airport) be the next long haul single aisle aircraft low cost airline destination?
Replies: 29
Views: 5807

Re: Could UK to Dubai (or another UAE airport) be the next long haul single aisle aircraft low cost airline destination?

BHXRunway15 wrote:
Giles

with Primera soon to start at BHX .


I did not see this one coming, how long before we see Pirmera expanding even more in the UK now they have their foot in the door at BHX?.

Unexpected but great news for BHX.

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by Markie73
Sun Jul 09, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 A330 G-VYGL accident in TFS
Replies: 26
Views: 10321

Re: Jet2 A330 G-VYGL accident in TFS

According to Jethro's, until it is able to RTS they have a HiFly A330-200 (CS-TFZ) covering for G-VYGL. http://www.jethros.org.uk/fleets/fleet_listings/jet2.htm Fortunately CS-TFZ was available immediately after its deal with SriLankan fell through. If the incident had happened a few weeks later th...

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by Markie73
Sun Jul 09, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 A330 G-VYGL accident in TFS
Replies: 26
Views: 10321

Re: Jet2 A330 G-VYGL accident in TFS

Armodeen wrote:
Not a great start to Jet2's widebody ops.


Jet2 don't seem to have the best of luck, slightly off subject it was only a short time ago one of their Boeing 757-200's was ferried back to the UK from Spain following a incident, I remember seeing a post on here a while back.

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by Markie73
Sun Jul 09, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corsair's wet-leased A340 question
Replies: 13
Views: 3987

Re: Corsair's wet-leased A340 question

Like stated by others it's pretty common practice during Summer season. EB (Wamos) is operating various intraeuropean routes with a 747 on behalf of DY for exemple. I have also seen EB's 744 and A330's at BHX and MAN just recently operating extra lift for TOM,MT and also ZB, going off subject does ...

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by Markie73
Sun Jul 09, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cities that could see narrowbody longhaul flights with A321neo/B737MAX
Replies: 62
Views: 10496

Re: Cities that could see narrowbody longhaul flights with A321neo/B737MAX

How about EMA or LTN?, neither has TATL flights and bearing in mind that Ryanair has a strong presence at both airports and is getting the 737MAX and with LTN being U2's back yard and also getting the 321neo, it kind of makes me wonder which one of these two will be the first to join the party acros...

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by Markie73
Sat Jul 01, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where would EK fly if they could
Replies: 115
Views: 20938

Re: Where would EK fly if they could

Also as a outside bet what about LTN?? :duck: Are u serious??? LTN??? EK??? Have you been into LTN? Who on earth in clear state of mind would use that foggy shoe box for a Transcon non-LCC flight?? Thought I would put the question out there!!, I have flown to and from LTN many times and it has stea...

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by Markie73
Sat Jul 01, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA applies to use Qatari aircraft to cover strike
Replies: 169
Views: 39403

Re: BA applies to use Qatari aircraft to cover strike

Does anybody know if Qatar are providing a full in flight service on the covering flights for BA during the strike?.

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by Markie73
Thu Jun 29, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI announce TPE - LGW
Replies: 32
Views: 7114

Re: CI announce TPE - LGW

Oh no I don't. It's just LGW's asian route always fail (except CX) and I want them to survive longer than 2 years! EK seems to be doing just fine on LGW-Asia, both nonstop and cnnxs. Any more news regarding QR possibly resuming flights to/from Gatwick?, I remember there was a lot of talk about this...

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by Markie73
Thu Jun 29, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where would EK fly if they could
Replies: 115
Views: 20938

Re: Where would EK fly if they could

How about EK flights from STN?, saves folk who live in that area having to commute to LHR or LGW if they want to visit Dubai or further afield - it could work for EK and also does anybody know if STN is capable of handling the A380?.

Also as a outside bet what about LTN?? :duck:

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by Markie73
Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest flight with meal service
Replies: 33
Views: 2896

Re: Shortest flight with meal service

Qatar Airways from DOH to DXB just about a 40 minute flight but you get a snack and a drink and in business class they serve a light meal and full drinks service.

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by Markie73
Mon Jun 26, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Vickers Viscount trip reports/photos England 1985
Replies: 19
Views: 5032

Re: Vickers Viscount trip reports/photos England 1985

I remember flying from Luton to Almeria on Dan Air back in 1988, outbound was on BAC 1-11 500 G-BDAS and coming back was on BAC 1-11-500 G-BEKA, both times I was sat right at the back by the engines and I still remember boarding the 1-11 from the backstairs and the drone from the APU!!. Does anybody...

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by Markie73
Mon Jun 26, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your longest flight
Replies: 147
Views: 9866

Re: Your longest flight

Longest flight for me, February 2004 Singapore Airlines Boeing 747-400 from LHR to SIN, just short of 14 hours but one of the best flights I have been on. Shortest flight for me, October 2011 Qatar Airways Boeing 777-300ER from DOH to DXB, just short of 40 minutes and I'm still amazed that QR used a...

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by Markie73
Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1557
Views: 367519

Re: Etihad to deepen its ties with Alitalia

rufusmi wrote:
You've got to be kidding me. This airline is a basket case and will never be saved.

Just make it stop Etihad, make it stop!


Air Berlin and now Alitalia?......Etihad must love throwing shed loads of money at doomed airlines!.

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by Markie73
Wed May 31, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCO,SJU AA Widebodys question.
Replies: 8
Views: 1521

Re: MCO,SJU AA Widebodys question.

A few years ago I remember seeing one of Delta's Boeing 777's whilst waiting for my VS flight back to Gatwick and I also remember seeing one of their Tristar's at MCO back in 1999/2000.

Does Delta still send their widebody's to MCO on the short run from Atlanta?.

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by Markie73
Tue May 30, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair plans more aggressive expansion as profit edges up
Replies: 44
Views: 6836

Re: Ryanair plans more aggressive expansion as profit edges up

Any idea if they will be looking to place additional orders for 737s? Hands up if we will see Ryanair take over Air Europa in the near future?, given UX operates Boeing 737-800's and has a long haul fleet in the shape of Airbus A330's and new Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners then it's ready made for Ryanai...

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