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by LHRApproach
Thu Dec 17, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR third runway lives again!
Replies: 41
Views: 7076

Re: LHR third runway lives again!

Bath Road is certainly congested. The rest of the area is not so bad but gets terribly (worse than it should) affected by an accident. I wouldn’t say it’s airport traffic but as the airport is nearby it will be blamed more than is fair. Gatwick needs more terminal space desperately and a runway to g...

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by LHRApproach
Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status on London Heathrow's 3rd Runway?
Replies: 141
Views: 17113

Re: What is the status on London Heathrow's 3rd Runway?

I don't get it: 1. UK wants to reduce CO2 emissions but lefts aircraft "hold" waiting for the airport to open at 6 am. 2. UK wants to increase capacity at Healthrow but won't allow flights from 11 pm to 6am 3. UK is stalling at building the 3rd LHR runway yet won't allow flights from 11 p...

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by LHRApproach
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways named Skytrax airline of the year
Replies: 99
Views: 13487

Re: And the Skytrax airline of the year is ..

I got the impression it was important to Qatar staff. It’s maybe a reasonable idea to keep them motivated to be better than the other Middle Eastern and Asian carriers. Flying with Qatar it’s easy to see that they have some exceptional people working for them.

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by LHRApproach
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways B787-10 Update
Replies: 69
Views: 21631

Re: British Airways B787-10 Update

Seeing the list of destinations that operate without bunks makes me think you at least want to be looking at J load factors. I wouldn't be surprised if many of those never or very rarely sold out in J. I recall being on Continental transatlantic flights with never more than half full business class ...

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by LHRApproach
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French sector in GVA
Replies: 13
Views: 1548

Re: French sector in GVA

One little quirk of this is that it's possible to rent a car under French pricing in the French sector which can work out quite a bit cheaper than using the Swiss branch of the same rental company. When I've done this it's a matter of picking your bags up and arriving into the Swiss arrivals hall, p...

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by LHRApproach
Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA Heathrow Terminal 3
Replies: 26
Views: 5045

Re: BA Heathrow Terminal 3

If you have BA lounge access via your ticket or status you should go early and go to the Cathay lounge

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by LHRApproach
Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA return flights - need to include a Saturday night or else prices are very expensive
Replies: 21
Views: 2747

Re: BA return flights - need to include a Saturday night or else prices are very expensive

Continental were doing this 10 years ago for flights out of London. Fares would drop from £1200 to £400 return. A good excuse for Saturday night in New York and my employer was happy to pick up the extra hotel nights etc.

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by LHRApproach
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Land terribly when on a solo flight.
Replies: 36
Views: 4430

Re: Land terribly when on a solo flight.

The thing that clicked for me was try to keep the plane flying for as long as possible. Eventually it will just settle on to the runway. In a 172 with only 1 person I'd be full flaps and speed below 65. I'm assuming you're taught that speed to be 65. Those would need discussion with your instructor ...

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by LHRApproach
Wed May 02, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Test topic for airport codes on the forum ** Input needed **
Replies: 140
Views: 16368

Re: Test topic for airport codes on the forum ** Input needed **

That's fairly harsh. It's good that they're working on it and sometimes in IT small problems take ridiculous efforts to resolve. If we got a reasonably functional case sensitive solution in place followed by a non-sensitive solution any time later it would be a lot better than now.

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by LHRApproach
Wed May 02, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Test topic for airport codes on the forum ** Input needed **
Replies: 140
Views: 16368

Re: Test topic for airport codes on the forum ** Input needed **

I'm using my phone. It would be really 2010 if it could handle that.

Thank you for the efforts though!

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by LHRApproach
Wed May 02, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 Supply Chain
Replies: 0
Views: 840

A320 Supply Chain

It's been mentioned on here that the supply chain is a limiting factor on A320 increase. If that is true, what products are affecting it and who makes them today? I realise that people in the know may be sensitive to disclosing such information but maybe be general in the answer if that's the case. ...

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by LHRApproach
Wed May 02, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to buy aerospace parts maker KLX
Replies: 23
Views: 3159

Re: Boeing to buy aerospace parts maker KLX

What specifically do Spirit make? Is it something that sells in volume as a spare with high mark up and low risk like fasteners?

There is the other side to this that some suppliers will be practically giving product to Boeing and Airbus so they get OEM supplier status on spares.

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by LHRApproach
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: So I am getting lessons to get a PPL soon
Replies: 22
Views: 2080

Re: So I am getting lessons to get a PPL soon

Use the books that your flying school recommends. It's quite often the ones by Pooleys. Forget about the iPad for now - you will be learning with a chart, pen, ruler and an ancient piece of equipment called a flight computer.

Good luck and enjoy it.

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by LHRApproach
Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR - proposed night time ban, 7hrs
Replies: 94
Views: 16214

Re: LHR - proposed night time ban, 7hrs

LHR knows where the problems are. No survey is going to provide any new information. They need to make a decision on early morning arrivals and decide to rule it out until after 7 with no aircraft within 50 miles before 6.45. At the moment they think they can get away with a bad offer and make their...

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by LHRApproach
Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR - proposed night time ban, 7hrs
Replies: 94
Views: 16214

Re: LHR - proposed night time ban, 7hrs

The offeris absolutely a bargaining ploy. Unfortunately it is offering an early finish which is already effectively enforced by other European airports and the 1 hour time difference. There is no worthwhile concession being offered for morning arrivals. All it really does is make the uninformed who ...

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by LHRApproach
Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR - proposed night time ban, 7hrs
Replies: 94
Views: 16214

Re: LHR - proposed night time ban, 7hrs

Heathrow is fairly quiet from 8pm onwards already. Given that plenty of European airports close at 10pm there just isn't the same demand for flights leaving Heathrow at times that can't get into Europe. If course there are a few domestic and Asian flights that leave late. The offer to restrict fligh...

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by LHRApproach
Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: Korean Air to store first A380 due to low demand, interested in A350
Replies: 57
Views: 13082

Re: Korean Air to store first A380 due to low demand, interested in A350

The SeatGuru description for the business class seats suggests that they aren't fully flat. That, along with bad connection times, put me off booking with them. Their best prices are no better than a good deal on Cathay or Qatar so why would you take the risk on a potentially bad experience.

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by LHRApproach
Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the deal with LHR's third runway?
Replies: 140
Views: 19922

Re: What's the deal with LHR's third runway?

2 questions:

Are there any night flying restrictions at Gatwick?

Why do international passengers seem to have a preference for Heathrow? I understand why us Brits have our various London airport preferences but it shouldn't matter much for connections. Is it just the ability to buy a single ticket?

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by LHRApproach
Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the deal with LHR's third runway?
Replies: 140
Views: 19922

Re: What's the deal with LHR's third runway?

Totally agree on the public and R3. The only ones with any interest are those who want to stop it as it will change traffic patterns and shift noise over their home. Given a choice between R3, HS2 and crossrail2 which are all supposed to serve London most Londoners would choose crossrail 2. I don't ...

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by LHRApproach
Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the deal with LHR's third runway?
Replies: 140
Views: 19922

Re: What's the deal with LHR's third runway?

While we're at it we could divert the BedPan line to run under Luton, fit some escalators and get rid of Luton parkway and whatever the ridiculous scheme is to link the station to the airport.

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by LHRApproach
Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the deal with LHR's third runway?
Replies: 140
Views: 19922

Re: What's the deal with LHR's third runway?

Crossrail is around £15 billion, Heathrow runway 3 is £14 - £19 billion at current estimates. I think an airport link would be considerably less complex as there would really only be 2 stations. No passenger is expecting to pay directly to use runway 3 so why would they pay directly to use a rail li...

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by LHRApproach
Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the deal with LHR's third runway?
Replies: 140
Views: 19922

Re: What's the deal with LHR's third runway?

I always wonder about the possibility of better connecting the existing airports and then getting serious about balancing capacity and connections. A free to use air side mag lev tunnelled from Heathrow to Gatwick allowing check in or baggage collection at either airport and connection in around 10 ...

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by LHRApproach
Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways to launch Nashville
Replies: 266
Views: 32496

Re: British Airways to launch Nashville

I wasn't suggesting Nashville. I just didn't think a new BA / A380 route thread was a good idea. The way I read it is that it's an existing destination getting A380 service that hasn't already had it. Personally I would love it to be Sydney but I don't think it will be. There's nowhere really jumpin...

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by LHRApproach
Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AerCap: planned narrowbody production rates are unrealistic
Replies: 61
Views: 12423

Re: AerCap: planned narrowbody production rates are unrealistic

What rate is required to sustain replacement of retirements and how does it increase over the next few years?

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by LHRApproach
Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways to launch Nashville
Replies: 266
Views: 32496

Re: British Airways to launch Nashville

According to a BA A380 captain who is a regular twitter poster we can expect an announcement next week for a new A380 destination. I would say this guy is really credible despite it being twitter. Sorry, first time on here (but long time reader) so apologies for not figuring out linking this time ro...

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