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by S0Y
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1352
Views: 173468

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

BA lounge is open in the mornings. Think it opens at 6am, then closes for a couple of hours after the morning flight departs

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by S0Y
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Euro Business Seats
Replies: 34
Views: 4690

Re: Euro Business Seats

EI will soon have proper biz seating on select flights to DUB. They will use their new A321LR's for early morning turns to markets such as LHR/AMS/CDG in a bid to capture more connecting Biz customers to North America

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by S0Y
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Euro Business Seats
Replies: 34
Views: 4690

Re: Euro Business Seats

I wonder if any of the European big 3 will ever try 3 class config on intra European routes. Especially BA which is operating from the largest premium market in the world. 8J on A319, 12J on A320 and 16J on A321. This would be followed by premium economy 3+3 with reclining seats, meals and drinks a...

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by S0Y
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 180
Views: 19503

Re: Irish 7/19

Air Canada will be operating 789s on the YyZ-DUB route from next March, in place of A330s. (Source:Airline Route) Huge improvement in quality especially up front versus the current A330 (though I know these will be getting an upgrade). 8 airlines operating 787s to DUB next summer (assuming HU are s...

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by S0Y
Wed May 22, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Tries to Seat 2-,4-,6-Year Old Children Separate from Parents
Replies: 105
Views: 13353

Re: United Tries to Seat 2-,4-,6-Year Old Children Separate from Parents

Amazingly FR have this figured out. If travelling with a minor you are forced to pay for seat selection for the adult at booking ($5 or something IIRC). The child is then assigned the adjacent seat free of charge. You leave feeling you got a fair deal and are happy. Again this is FR !!!

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by S0Y
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does LH Re-Name Aircraft?
Replies: 25
Views: 5494

Re: Why Does LH Re-Name Aircraft?

aarbee wrote:
How true this is ? This means that LH will have only 26 aircrafts of a certain type???


.....not with 4 letter registrations

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by S0Y
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1352
Views: 173468

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Ha! Fair point. I mentioned in an earlier post that in my experience, CX only allocates one seat per cabin per flight, at least for AA awards (or so says AA). But I suppose one seat per cabin per flight can add up if each oneworld member gets the same allocation. Each airline does not get separate ...

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by S0Y
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast
Replies: 156
Views: 20814

Re: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast

D8 have finally got around to making arrangements for later in the Summer, July SNN routes are now being rebooked SWF-DUB.

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by S0Y
Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair between top 10 European polluters
Replies: 24
Views: 3853

Re: Ryanair between top 10 European polluters

This is clickbait. For the past X years the top 10 polluters were coal plants and there is no news story. Then this year FR squeak into the top10 and now we have a news story that will draw clicks and eyeballs. No context or evaluation of the CO2 footprint of FR option against the alternative travel...

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by S0Y
Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sliding Aisle Seat?
Replies: 8
Views: 1274

Re: Sliding Aisle Seat?

Great idea in theory - worthless in real life. If someone launches this, expect them to reverse course within 6months

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by S0Y
Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL low involuntary denied boardings
Replies: 51
Views: 8361

Re: DL low involuntary denied boardings

Overbooking is a rational way to run the business....but be prepared to have a good VDB progam to deal with things when you get it wrong. Its a cost/benefit balance that you need to figure out if you want to play that game. IDB is a sign of sub-standard operations management. DL run a good operation...

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by S0Y
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Virgin to launch LGW-JFK and BOS from 2020
Replies: 158
Views: 19318

Re: Delta and Virgin to launch LGW-JFK and BOS from 2020

https://news.delta.com/new-paths-across ... k-jfk-2020
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gatibosgru wrote:
I'm interested to see what the interior of the refurbed 764s will be like. Have they started mods yet?


34J, 20PE, 28Y+, 156Y
images in video https://news.delta.com/new-paths-across ... k-jfk-2020

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by S0Y
Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Winning Race to the Bottom
Replies: 26
Views: 2615

Re: American Winning Race to the Bottom

C’mon the “product” of frequent flyer programs is flying! So how on earth can flying lose money?! ....and that would be where you would be wrong. There is a famous quote about the fastest way to be a millionaire is to start as a billionaire and invest in an airline. It is a notoriously risky busine...

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by S0Y
Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356788

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

Top Tip for Airlines.....save million$$ in consultant fees by posting a rumor on ANet that you are gonna change your livery and wait for the ideas to roll in!

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by S0Y
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Winning Race to the Bottom
Replies: 26
Views: 2615

Re: American Winning Race to the Bottom

I think it's been parroted about recently that they don't make money from flying but only from AAdvantage. Which is nonsense. You can't have AAdvantage without an airline. It's just accounting treatment. And if that's what the accounting says, well, I'd say they need to review their accounting prac...

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by S0Y
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump to nominate former DL exec as FAA Administrator
Replies: 97
Views: 15508

Re: Trump to nominate former DL exec as FAA Administrator

26point2 wrote:
Not long ago Trump said he was nominating his own personal pilot to head the FAA. What ever happened to that plan?


I believe it was shot down behind the scenes before it got any legs, so it never actually went anywhere

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by S0Y
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH an opportunity for IAG?
Replies: 27
Views: 4463

Re: MH an opportunity for IAG?

These are all good reasons why it would be a good move for IAG, but many are also reasons why MH should be a success already. However its not, its struggling and will keep doing so until you can somehow get politics out of it. I cannot see IAG or anyone else getting involved unless they could have t...

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by S0Y
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356788

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

Just preparing y'all for the inevitable: https://i.imgur.com/bGKufHG.jpg Sadly - I think this is waaaaaaay more likely. Its eurowhite with the current fad for tail design (QF, LH, IB, EI, AS, AV etc), plus it gets rid of the gold and modernizes the meatball - basically checks all the boxes. Only mi...

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by S0Y
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump to nominate former DL exec as FAA Administrator
Replies: 97
Views: 15508

Re: Trump to nominate former DL exec as FAA Administrator

It is problematic that people from inside the industry are tasked with regulating the industry. I’m curiuos what position awaits Dickson after he finishes “slumming it” in the public sector for a few years. Can you really trust an industry insider to properly and safely regulated the industry? The ...

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by S0Y
Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 714188

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Canada said it would independently certify the 737 MAX in the future, rather than accepting FAA validation. FAA credibility has taken a serious hit over this. I doubt if they can ever regain their former status. Granted there are also political factors at play, but they really screwed up on the 737...

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by S0Y
Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no LH or BA in MSP
Replies: 96
Views: 9542

Re: Why no LH or BA in MSP

BA do not see the need right now, since IAG already have MSP-DUB lined up. I am sure IAG will figure out hoe to add a LON service if the numbers stack up

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by S0Y
Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no LH or BA in MSP
Replies: 96
Views: 9542

Re: Why no LH or BA in MSP

BA do not see the need right now, since IAG already have MSP-DUB lined up. I am sure IAG will figure out hoe to add a LON service if the numbers stack up

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by S0Y
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 714188

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

GRJGeorge wrote:
...TK to Europe (and to parts in Africa), a?


TK have already grounded

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by S0Y
Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356788

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

My guess..........

Eurowhite with current titles
Gold dropped in favor of new palette
Tail modified like QF, LH, IB, EI, AK etc etc etc

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by S0Y
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: jetBlue Announcement Tomorrow, 2/27?
Replies: 84
Views: 14198

Re: jetBlue Announcement Tomorrow, 2/27?

Perhaps the Badges are coming back ?

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by S0Y
Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?
Replies: 250
Views: 28061

Re: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?

This is exactly the path the legendary Herb Kelleher took with Southwest. He accepted and worked with the Union. He put employees first and they now have the highest pay and best work rules out of any U.S. airline. They are also wildly profitable and rank #1 in customer service. It is such a shame ...

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by S0Y
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!
Replies: 198
Views: 29432

Re: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!

Bank of Ireland are going to launch an Aer Lingus co branded credit card. It was up on the Bank of Ireland web site earlier, but it's been pulled down, so it probably went up prematurely. Someone wrote down some of the details - "The main details were a monthly fee of €7.99, earn 1 Avios per €...

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by S0Y
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 93153

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

markl1 wrote:
Sorry if i missed it, but who actually designed the new livery? Was it done in-house or they used an external design agency?


Don't know - but it seems as it was part of a IAG job lot.
Only question is did they pay for 3 (IB,LV,EI) or 4 (BA) brand jobs

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by S0Y
Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Air Maroc applies for Boston
Replies: 43
Views: 6303

Re: Royal Air Maroc applies for Boston

https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/20/africa/m ... index.html
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lesfalls wrote:

Which occurences recently in Morroco may I ask?



ISIS style terrorist killings of 2 tourists https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/20/africa/m ... index.html

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by S0Y
Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 233317

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Not sure what advantage would B6 get by flying to LHR specifically (other than prestige). Surely they would mostly be looking at travelers visiting London area rather than connecting on elsewhere. It seems to me that the extra costs for LHR slots would not be worth the presumably marginal extra conn...

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by S0Y
Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/18: December Dreaming ...
Replies: 188
Views: 22380

Re: Irish 12/18: December Dreaming ...

Hey, everyone. Simple question... Does anyone know if Aer Lingus will rejoin OneWorld? I keep hearing things about them applying for a JV with several OneWorld airlines. Anyone have more info on that? Thanks. The expectation is they will join under the OW Connect model, per recent rumors. Investor ...

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by S0Y
Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick drone closures
Replies: 547
Views: 70081

Re: Gatwick closed because of 2 drones

Omg we don’t shut airports for birds. ...but this is clearly a malicious attack, so who knows where it could escalate. The saboteur could mount an IED on the drone, what then? Also they may be thinking they take the heat now and capture the operator rather than shoot it down, ending todays attack b...

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by S0Y
Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/18: December Dreaming ...
Replies: 188
Views: 22380

Re: Irish 12/18: December Dreaming ...

Fearghal O'Connor: ' The biggest loser from that interminable runway delay has been IAG's biggest beast, British Airways https://m.independent.ie/business/irish/fearghal-oconnor-aer-lingus-carrotandstick-approach-pushes-a-little-too-far-37607682.html I beg to differ, it very much suits BA that LHR ...

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by S0Y
Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread
Replies: 223
Views: 26543

Re: First Lufthansa A380 in New Livery Rolled Out

duplicate

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by S0Y
Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread
Replies: 223
Views: 26543

Re: First Lufthansa A380 in New Livery Rolled Out

Lilienthal wrote:
N415XJ wrote:


Did you know that in the design industry, this change was actually well received?


ha ha, of course they like it, someone will get big $$$ to fix this in couple of years time :rotfl:

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by S0Y
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/18: December Dreaming ...
Replies: 188
Views: 22380

Re: Irish 12/18: December Dreaming ...

It appears Stephen K has made a statement walking back Mike Rutters allegations of employee theft from last week. Seriously this is no way to run a business. If there was evidence of wrongdoing, those responsible should have been dealt with internally. No idea what Rutter was thinking by going to th...

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by S0Y
Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 233317

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

The QR 77W was supposed to be an interim switch at BOS, lasting only this month and next. But if you trust their own on-line timetable, it continues well into next summer. So one might infer that forward-looking bookings are good for them, which might portend a response from EK. Furthermore the sea...

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by S0Y
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/18: December Dreaming ...
Replies: 188
Views: 22380

Re: Irish 12/18: December Dreaming ...

Passed through SNN recently. Have to say that Michael Kellys model aircraft display is quite something. Fantastic exhibit and would recommend anyone who gets the chance to swing by and take a look. Well worth it.

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by S0Y
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 233317

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

probably not a big loss. As others have stated there is no longer any HQ2. Instead there is HQ + a number of significant locations (which will undoubtedly grow in number over time). When all is said and done Boston might be just as important in the overall scheme of things as the purported winners o...

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by S0Y
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A350-1000 with No First Class
Replies: 94
Views: 31114

Re: British Airways A350-1000 with No First Class

Calm down, BA is not getting rid of First. Just like some of the 777 do not have F.
There will also be 4-class versions of A350 later.

Almost certainly new club world will be the same as the IB A350 seat, which has all-aisle access and fixed screen as mentioned at the investor meeting

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by S0Y
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 93153

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

I suppose as Iberia has a livery which could be applied to the rest of the group, if IAG wanted to they could align the livery whilst retaining the individual brands (and possibly revisiting flavours of old favourites....). Very crude ideas below. Although not part of the group, Finnair looks very ...

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by S0Y
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "Vanity Plates" for Aircraft?
Replies: 57
Views: 5573

Re: "Vanity Plates" for Aircraft?

Fairly common, QR launched the Q-Suite on A7-BED
EI used to have them on the A330's, ones like EI-DUB/SNN/JFK/ORD/LAX/EWR etc.
BA have a good few also

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by S0Y
Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic eyes non-stop Perth
Replies: 83
Views: 16825

Re: Virgin Atlantic eyes non-stop Perth

Surely SRB is waiting on the arrival of the VS A380 fleet to launch this route :stirthepot:

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by S0Y
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to cancel a "significant amount" of A350 Order according to Aviation Analyst
Replies: 187
Views: 50739

Re: Etihad to cancel a "significant amount" of A350 Order according to Aviation Analyst

EY is not gonna fold (for many reasons, not least ego), but it is going to look a lot more like GF/WY than EK. They will have no need for all those A350s

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by S0Y
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 233317

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

QR is only allowed to operate DOH-YUL 3 times a week. Must be the reason they have the higher capacity planes going there. I would expect that Boston will see the higher-J version with 42 seats. Is there info on if the plane is q suite equipped? Seat map shows the 42J version - but not Q-Suites

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by S0Y
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 260
Views: 28515

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

EY have announced plans to close all lounges outside AUH

Perhaps EK will take the space ?
I think IAG are too busy cost cutting, and presumably Star could have used the old BD space back in the day had they really wanted a DUB lounge.

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by S0Y
Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 93153

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

I don't like the swooshes, the current livery has a timeless elegance (you don't see SQ with swooshes). Ideally all they would do would be to fix the nose area which seems a bit off with the way the lines end. Sadly I suspect we will see the omni inspired Eurowhite with green tail. I would prefer th...

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by S0Y
Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad reveals configuration of 787-10, first routes announced
Replies: 10
Views: 6172

Re: Etihad reveals configuration of 787-10, first routes announced

I never understand why these airlines (and I include Emirates) don't offer a premium class.It clearly is a moneymaker across the globe -particularly as Y has become 'thinner and thinner' on the whole.It could be a 'premium minus' at 8ab with 18.5" seats and extra legroom to a 'premiumplus' at ...

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by S0Y
Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EI Belfast City to JFK with the A321LR?
Replies: 20
Views: 4933

Re: EI Belfast City to JFK with the A321LR

EI will not be operating any TATL flights from Belfast or Cork with the 321LR, why compete with yourself when you’re trying to build up your home airport as a Europe-North America hub. Exactly - they would be better off adding JFK capacity from DUB either through larger planes (A350) or extra frequ...

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by S0Y
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Belgium to end flights to Hong Kong
Replies: 47
Views: 13270

Re: Air Belgium to end flights to Hong Kong

Beautiful livery, however the same level of thought was not put into the rest of the business plan. Hopefully they will find charter work more suitable

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