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by CrawleyBen
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian has applied for a Brazilian operating license
Replies: 26
Views: 5316

Re: Norwegian has applied for a Brazilian operating license

Hmm, another potential long haul flight (s) for Gatwick then.

Am I right in thinking the only non-stop flights between London & Brazil are operated by BA and TAM Airlines out of Heathrow?

Cheers

Ben

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by CrawleyBen
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY Flight from LHR usual flight path
Replies: 4
Views: 1395

Re: EY Flight from LHR usual flight path

Last night flight EY18 took a very strange flight path avoiding French and Belgium airspace. any ideas? https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ey18#1d6bb397 Could be wrong, but I believe this might be weather related? At Gatwick yesterday we were warned of possible disruption to incoming flight...

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by CrawleyBen
Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 268
Views: 34569

Re: Hifly A380 Operating LGW-JFK

jamsco99 wrote:
Aren't gatwicks a380 gates at the north terminal, whereas DY operates from the south ?


The A380 was on stand 172M yesterday which is a coaching stand. I caught sight of the A380 this afternoon parked up, as my wife was driving us home from work at Gatwick.

Cheers

Ben

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by CrawleyBen
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese carriers catching London fever: MU launches PVG-LGW, CA ramps up PEK-LHR frequency
Replies: 22
Views: 3416

Re: Chinese carriers catching London fever: MU launches PVG-LGW, CA ramps up PEK-LHR frequency

Must admit I was surprised when I saw this. Would have thought Shanghai would be more of a LHR route instead of a LGW one.

Still good to see a new carrier at Gatwick, hope the route works.

Cheers

Ben

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by CrawleyBen
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 268
Views: 34569

Re: A Hifly Airbus 380 landed on OSL today

I hope the HiFly 380 will have a busy summer bailing out tour operators on IT charters when their own equipment goes tech and backlogs occur. Norwegian Air Shuttle has hired it in to fly passengers between London and New York for the next 3 weeks due to their Boeing 787 engine issues. https://flysm...

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by CrawleyBen
Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian has applied for a Brazilian operating license
Replies: 26
Views: 5316

Re: Norwegian has applied for a Brazilian operating license

It's been mentioned to me by a colleague at work that the Buneos Aires route might be on its way out of Gatwick sooner rather than later. Despite the high passenger loads on each flight, Norwegian aren't covering their costs on this particular route due to the low ticket prices on offer etc. The fli...

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by CrawleyBen
Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded
Replies: 391
Views: 66364

Re: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded

F9Animal wrote:
Has anyone gotten a picture of all their parked planes yet? I am surprised nobody has posted one yet. :(


I've seen 3 ZB liveried aircraft parked at Gatwick this week. Not sure how long they will remain there for.

Cheers

Ben

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by CrawleyBen
Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran aviation thread - 2017
Replies: 137
Views: 14284

Re: Iran Aviation Thread

Evening

There is a Mahan Air flight from Tehran due to arrived at Gatwick at 21.10pm tonight (W5 091). Does anyone know if this is a new scheduled service, or a one-off flight perhaps?

Thanks for any info anyone can provide.

Ben

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by CrawleyBen
Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded
Replies: 391
Views: 66364

Re: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded

A sad day for those at Monarch Airlines who now find themselves out of a job. I very much hope the staff effected are able to find new employment quickly. The airline and its staff have been one of the best I've dealt with in the 14 years or so I've been working out of London Gatwick, so thanks to t...

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by CrawleyBen
Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian starts LGW-SEA today
Replies: 14
Views: 4018

Re: Norwegian starts LGW-SEA today

As a big fan and supporter of Norwegian, I can only wish them success on their new route. Hope it works out long-term. I saw it come in. It flew right over my house at about 5000 feet. Any idea what the weekly schedule is? Thanks, Cary 4x weekly. The flight had something like 330 pax on board when ...

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by CrawleyBen
Sun Aug 27, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian increases frequencies on 737 TATL routes
Replies: 37
Views: 8247

Re: Norwegian increases frequencies on 737 TATL routes

Blimey, the Chicago route is being increased pretty quickly. It's not been on sale all that long has it?( cant remember exactly when it was first announced)

Cheers

Ben

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by CrawleyBen
Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Schedules new LGW-JFK-LGW and challenges Europeans to See New York City in 1 day
Replies: 61
Views: 9391

Re: Norwegian Schedules new LGW-JFK-LGW and challenges Europeans to See New York City in 1 day

295 pax on board the inbound service to LGW last night (landed 20 or so mins early). Is the evening flight (7014?) everyday does anyone know? Cheers Ben Yes, the very first post says both JFK-LGW flights are daily. Apologies - night shift brain. Back to the topic in hand, I wouldn't fancy doing New...

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by CrawleyBen
Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Schedules new LGW-JFK-LGW and challenges Europeans to See New York City in 1 day
Replies: 61
Views: 9391

Re: Norwegian Schedules new LGW-JFK-LGW and challenges Europeans to See New York City in 1 day

295 pax on board the inbound service to LGW last night (landed 20 or so mins early). Is the evening flight (7014?) everyday does anyone know?

Cheers

Ben

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by CrawleyBen
Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways to launch Nashville
Replies: 266
Views: 30833

Re: Rumor: British Airways to launch Nashville

LuxuryTravelled wrote:
Apparently, LGW-JFK could also be axed (again!)


I've heard it *could* be dropped to summer only, with Cape Town replacing it during the winter months. Nothing confirmed so won't read anything in to it until the airline announces otherwise.

Cheers

Ben

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by CrawleyBen
Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian LH and connenctions
Replies: 7
Views: 1322

Re: Norwegian LH and connenctions

At the moment only connections within Norwegian possible on a single itiniary. However this is actually a significant part of their longhaul business Indeed, I see many pax transferring from short to long haul DY flights at LGW on a daily basis, and vice versa for those returning from long haul to ...

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by CrawleyBen
Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United relaunches DEN-LHR
Replies: 85
Views: 14374

Re: United relaunches DEN-LHR

[threeid][/threeid] Where is the slot coming from? This seems more of a shot across the bow to Norwegian than anything. I've never flown on either airline myself, but who thinks is likely to see more demand out of UA and DY on this route? I'm guessing DY in terms of price, but in terms of product wo...

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by CrawleyBen
Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sunday Times Article: ‘Anyone but British Airways’: turbulent times at the nation’s flag carrier
Replies: 50
Views: 12633

Re: Sunday Times Article: ‘Anyone but British Airways’: turbulent times at the nation’s flag carrier

CrawleyBen hit the spot when he mentioned J class service. Several years ago ex JFK to LHR late departure. Steward asked me what I would like to drink, Scotch and water please. He returned with 2 minitues a large container of water. Have a good flight sir! That was the last I saw of any crew member...

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by CrawleyBen
Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sunday Times Article: ‘Anyone but British Airways’: turbulent times at the nation’s flag carrier
Replies: 50
Views: 12633

Re: Sunday Times British Airways

BA is the one airline I really don't get..... They say they aim for the 'upper crust' of the clients, yet their First class is terribly sub-par, their J product is the worst out there (with not enough storage space to put your hand-bag away and thin, narrow seats), WTP is little more that what basi...

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by CrawleyBen
Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax 747's at LHR
Replies: 33
Views: 5559

Re: Pax 747's at LHR

I was looking at movements for Heathrow and was suprised to see that if you exclude BA, the only other 747 operator is UA with their flight from SFO. Did I miss some out? Not the cargo ops. I know that UA will end this soon so will it only be BA left flying them at LHR? Do Virgin Atlantic still use...

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by CrawleyBen
Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax 747's at LHR
Replies: 33
Views: 5559

Re: Pax 747's at LHR

I was looking at movements for Heathrow and was suprised to see that if you exclude BA, the only other 747 operator is UA with their flight from SFO. Did I miss some out? Not the cargo ops. I know that UA will end this soon so will it only be BA left flying them at LHR? Do Virgin Atlantic still use...

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by CrawleyBen
Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways at PHL
Replies: 27
Views: 5951

Re: British Airways at PHL

I flew this route in May on a clapped out BA747 that looked like it was on its last legs. The plane was dirty, and was in very poor internal condition. It wasn't full by any means either. If I'm not mistaken BA dropped the Philadpelphia route from 2 flights a day to 1 a day. Not sure if this means ...

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by CrawleyBen
Sun Jul 23, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways at PHL
Replies: 27
Views: 5951

Re: British Airways at PHL

I flew this route in May on a clapped out BA747 that looked like it was on its last legs. The plane was dirty, and was in very poor internal condition. It wasn't full by any means either. If I'm not mistaken BA dropped the Philadpelphia route from 2 flights a day to 1 a day. Not sure if this means t...

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by CrawleyBen
Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing delivers 1,500th 777
Replies: 80
Views: 13129

Re: Boeing delivers 1,500th 777

I've only ever flown on the 777 twice (Air Canada between YYZ & LHR, & Britsh Airways between JFK-LGW). Must say they are a lovely quiet and comfortable aircraft to fly on. A fantastic achievement for Boeing, congratulations to all involved.

Cheers

Ben

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by CrawleyBen
Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air Appoints First Female CEO in its History
Replies: 35
Views: 3754

Re: Iran Air Appoints First Female CEO in its History

TC957 wrote:
easyJet has a female CEO.


Indeed - Caroline McCall, she passed through Gatwick Airport yesterday from Barcelona on a delayed Easyjet flight..

Cheers

Ben

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by CrawleyBen
Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two new Norwegian routes - Gatwick to Chicago/Austin
Replies: 114
Views: 15146

Re: Two new Norwegian routes - Gatwick to Chicago/Austin

I think a shift to Stansted is also easy to accomplish for Norwegian if they make a deal with EasyJet. EasyJet is eager to have the slots Norwegian holds at Gatwick and might be willing to give up their slots at Stansted for it. This means EasyJet shifts their Stansted operations to Gatwick and Nor...

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by CrawleyBen
Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Sun Country in a league of its own?
Replies: 97
Views: 18634

Re: Is sun country in a league of its own?

They tried transatlantic flights to London a few years ago. Had a technical stop in Gander. If they want to venture into that market they need an aircraft with range to do that nonstop. I remember dealing with those flights at LGW when they were operating. Seem to recall they did tend to depart/arr...

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by CrawleyBen
Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Members Posting For First Time
Replies: 118
Views: 73642

Re: New Members Posting For First Time

Hello all

Ben here, have worked at Gatwick Airport for the past 14 years (soon to be 15). Have a interest in civil aviation (mostly Gatwick related). Have enjoyed reading through some of the various threads in respect of Gatwick, and the various airlines that operate to/from it, cheers.

Ben

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