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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
I'm using my phone. It would be really 2010 if it could handle that.
Thank you for the efforts though!
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. ...Jump to post
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.
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.
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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?
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
What rate is required to sustain replacement of retirements and how does it increase over the next few years?Jump to post
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...Jump to post