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by JamesCousins
Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA commencing LHR-KIX in 2019 Spring
Replies: 32
Views: 7340

Re: BA commencing LHR-KIX in 2019 Spring

Gregd75 wrote:
I just never understood why BA hasn’t made MEX daily


Because there isn't the demand? Isn't the slot availability (on either end)? Isn't as profitable as other routes? Haven't got the metal to do so? Haven't got the pilots to do so? Pick one :P

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by JamesCousins
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How will BA expand?
Replies: 37
Views: 5685

Re: How will BA expand?

I think there's a few ways to break it down. 1. First and foremost BA don't actually have that many aircraft on order. With 22 A319s, 36 747s, 5 767s and 3 777's going in the next 7 years, 69 aircraft on order isn't hugely ambitious growth wise. 2. While LHR doesn't have loads of room for growth, t...

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by JamesCousins
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How will BA expand?
Replies: 37
Views: 5685

Re: How will BA expand?

I think there's a few ways to break it down. 1. First and foremost BA don't actually have that many aircraft on order. With 22 A319s, 36 747s, 5 767s and 3 777's going in the next 7 years, 69 aircraft on order isn't hugely ambitious growth wise. 2. While LHR doesn't have loads of room for growth, th...

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by JamesCousins
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe reveals updated livery
Replies: 77
Views: 10949

Re: Flybe New Livery??

TupolevTu154 wrote:
I'm reliably informed it's a new livery. Orange and red are being dropped, as well as the purple wings.


Looking at the new website and you could well be spot on. They've ditched the red and yellow totally, as well as the light blue

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by JamesCousins
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe reveals updated livery
Replies: 77
Views: 10949

Re: Flybe New Livery??

I'd like to hope this is just a one-off, special livery such as retro theme. It can't be another new main livery ...surely

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by JamesCousins
Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 269
Views: 35085

Re: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018

The plan seems to be working so far for HiFly There was talk originally that they planned to acquire 2 A380s - any news on that? I've always wondered why airlines have not densified their A380's to their max capacity to around 900 pax ? There's a couple of reasons. For example, most premium airline...

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by JamesCousins
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 140
Views: 28885

Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly

No better way for JAL to succeed than to have ANA take on a high level of debt flying expensive and loss making aircraft So you are claiming that those 3 A380s will be loss-making for ANA? They must have been very desperate to make such a “terrible, terrible, bad deal” (TM orangeman) to please Airb...

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by JamesCousins
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: No A350’s for Etihad
Replies: 65
Views: 13950

Re: Rumour: No A350’s for Etihad

It's a shame to see the consequences of gross-mismanagement of such a large airline. I could be wrong, but I feel Etihad have missed a HUGE opportunity by not boosting feed to their AUH hub using narrow bodies and small wide-bodies to serve long and thin markets nonviable for EK due to all Widebody ...

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by JamesCousins
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon
Replies: 218
Views: 43398

Re: Britiah Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon

I'm curious how confident their fleet planning group can be given the lack of any idea of what the post Brexit environment will look like. Smaller orders sure, but a big order suggests you have some confidence of how things will look. It won't make a sod of difference. Maybe I'm drastically wrong, ...

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by JamesCousins
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Equips 600th Aircraft With Seatback Entertainment
Replies: 73
Views: 6302

Re: More Screens, More Choices: Delta Equips 600th Aircraft With Seatback Entertainment

Which families/kids don't have their own phones/tablets Cheap android tablets about $100 eg. Lenovo The 10yo IFE on planes. Eg 4" Rockwell Collins that Qantas still has on 3 aircraft is embarrassing. That's not the point, though. Tablets could be a dollar and it still wouldn't alleviate the ha...

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by JamesCousins
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet A321neo Boasts Leather Seats in Contrast to A320neo
Replies: 21
Views: 4476

Re: easyJet A321neo Boasts Leather Seats in Contrast to A320neo

parapente wrote:
What does it seat 230ish?
Btw yup looks v good.


235 @ 29inch pitch. Same pitch as some seats on BA's short haul frames :lol:

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by JamesCousins
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet A321neo Boasts Leather Seats in Contrast to A320neo
Replies: 21
Views: 4476

Re: easyJet A321neo Boasts Leather Seats in Contrast to A320neo

I wonder whether they will buy any more or just stick to the 30. I'd guess they'll convert some of the 320neo's over or to the 321neo or increase their total orders for the type(s), especially as Manchester continues to grow at a tremendous rate, and Gatwick starts to become more slot restricted. T...

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by JamesCousins
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet A321neo Boasts Leather Seats in Contrast to A320neo
Replies: 21
Views: 4476

easyJet A321neo Boasts Leather Seats in Contrast to A320neo

After skimming through The Points Guy the other day I noticed interior pictures of easyJet's new A321neo show the aircraft with the same seats as their newer A320s and A320neo aircraft, but with leather coverings, ditching the somewhat garish orange-accented prior fabric design. I know this is only ...

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by JamesCousins
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"
Replies: 161
Views: 15392

Re: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"

calling in sick during "critical periods," which include three of the busiest travel times of the year: the Fourth of July (July 1 to 7), Thanksgiving (from the Wednesday before Thanksgiving to the Sunday after), and Christmas/New Year's Day (Dec. 22 to Jan. 3). I think this is utterly ab...

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by JamesCousins
Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 years ago today, Pan Am received its first 707
Replies: 107
Views: 10664

Re: 60 years ago today, Pan Am received its first 707

Pan Am did not update their 707s with the wide body look cabins. American did. Not sure about TWA. TWA did not. When the F/C lounges were replaced, they installed a "carry on luggage rack" and a galley work table just aft of the L-1 door. Below, the top seat map was the -331 Turbojet, the...

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by JamesCousins
Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic's split upper deck.
Replies: 23
Views: 8776

Re: Virgin Atlantic's split upper deck.

Why does Virgin Atlantic split the upper deck on the 747 between coach and premium? From a passengers perspective, it seems like it would make more sense to have the whole upper deck premium and maybe lose a few premium seats on the main deck for coach. It comes down to the markets their 747 fleet ...

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by JamesCousins
Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: International Main Cabin dining reinvented
Replies: 60
Views: 8354

Re: Delta: International Main Cabin dining reinvented

so basically, they are offering what Virgin Atlantic and other airlines have been doing for years - please - change the title, perhaps make it "re-invented for US carriers".This is most definitely NOT innovative or new, except for Delta, of course. I imagine VS doing this played a big par...

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by JamesCousins
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAS A380 lost nose wheel on landing at KUL
Replies: 56
Views: 19292

Re: MAS A380 lost nose wheel on landing at KUL

With the unfortunate recent events affecting MH, things in their control like cleanliness and brand image should be preeequisites to continue operating profitably. When I flew on them earlier this year they were good, but this isn’t going to help. Fully agree. Seems ridiculous that an airline tryin...

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by JamesCousins
Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Monarch Airlines fail?
Replies: 39
Views: 8761

Re: Why did Monarch Airlines fail?

I wonder if the 737 Max order had a role in their bankruptcy. It seemed a bit inappropriate and wreckless to invest so much money in a short-haul fleet that would force them to compete with the low-cost airlines that are far more efficient. Surely it would have made more sense to stick to A330s and...

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by JamesCousins
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Monarch Airlines fail?
Replies: 39
Views: 8761

Re: Why did Monarch Airlines fail?

I've always wondered why wasn't MON/ZB wasn't taken over by either TUI or the Thomas Cook group in the early 2000s? It seemed to be left on the shelf when other airlines of a similar size Airtours/Air2000/Flying Colours/Britannia etc all got consolidated/merged at a similar time, yet ZB continued o...

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by JamesCousins
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Downstairs Plane Toilets: Why So Little Adoption?
Replies: 14
Views: 5879

Downstairs Plane Toilets: Why So Little Adoption?

Through recent scouring of plane seat plans for future holiday bookings, I noticed that a couple of Thomas Cook's A330s take advantage of the downstairs toilet option offered on the A330/A340. If this frees up so much more space for seats and galleys, reducing queuing in the isles and providing a su...

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by JamesCousins
Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Haven't Virgin Cancelled their A380 Order?
Replies: 53
Views: 20938

Why Haven't Virgin Cancelled their A380 Order?

During the summer I flew VS out of LHR to JFK on their flagship 787 product, and out of CUN, to LGW on their ageing, but nicely refitted 747 product (with a DL leg in the middle from JFK to CUN). Despite a 3 hour delay on the tarmac due to 787 computer issues at LHR (surprise surprise) the 787 was e...

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by JamesCousins
Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airspace Full?
Replies: 29
Views: 5026

Re: British Airspace Full?

So maybe another runway at LHR would not help! I disagree. A third runway may help reduce the holding time. So, planes will have to spend less time flying to establish an approach I think a 3rd runway would only resolve holding issues in the short term. Airlines such as VS, EK, BA, DL, UA, AA etc w...

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by JamesCousins
Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA regional British isles routes cuts
Replies: 122
Views: 16380

Re: UA regional British isles routes cuts

Perhaps a slightly stupid question here, but why would UA not choose to take it down to 3x weekly service, or even a once weekly? The demand must either be terrible, or UA's need for those aircraft elsewhere very high.

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by JamesCousins
Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA regional British isles routes cuts
Replies: 122
Views: 16380

Re: UA regional British isles routes cuts

It is a big shame though, imo, that there are basically no direct flights from BHX to North America, especially at a time when EK has plans to make it's BHX to DXB service a twice-daily A380 affair. But according to this news piece, EK was previously flying x3 daily. https://www.businesstraveller.c...

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by JamesCousins
Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA regional British isles routes cuts
Replies: 122
Views: 16380

Re: UA regional British isles routes cuts

New A.net user here, just wanted to put my two pennies worth into the BHX to EWR route cancellation, specifically. To me it seems UA priced themselves out of the market at BHX. The round trip pricing for the 757 flights were often upto double that of even those out of LHR,even with LHR being such a ...

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