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by ilyagran
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO
Replies: 183
Views: 26214

Re: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO

“The new XLR could be used in our network. We look at it. But in my view it is a niche product ,” Spohr told investors at Lufthansa’s capital markets day in Frankfurt. He pointed out that it was not comfortable to spend more than four hours on a flight in a narrow-bodied aircraft , adding: “It will...

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by ilyagran
Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TWA Paris to New York by 767-200 in 2001 - when the TWA terminal was a terminal
Replies: 20
Views: 9236

Re: TWA Paris to New York by 767-200 in 2001 - when the TWA terminal was a terminal

Wow, what a flashback! My first trip to the US was back in 1996 on TW885. I clearly remember T5 arrivals, where you exit the plane and go along the corridor that leads to CBP with windows facing the beautiful 747 parked at the gate. We then connected to a flight to STL, departing from T6 - the histo...

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by ilyagran
Tue Dec 25, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS LHR-TLV
Replies: 60
Views: 15467

Re: VS LHR-TLV

This is not only about LON-TLV market which is currently well served by BA, LY, EZY and Wizz. BA has two daily widebody flights in the winter and most of them are filled with connecting pax. In fact, frequently TLV-LON with BA is more expensive than TLV-NYC with BA. I wander if VS wants to tap into ...

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by ilyagran
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A350-1000 with No First Class
Replies: 94
Views: 31539

Re: British Airways A350-1000 with No First Class

As their current first class is very similar to a very good business class, upgrading their business would make it too similar, which could be the reason they are dropping first as they probably couldn't make a large first suite work economically. This is not true. While BA's F is inferior to other...

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by ilyagran
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A350-1000 with No First Class
Replies: 94
Views: 31539

Re: British Airways A350-1000 with No First Class

Having flown many times in CW, I do agree while it is not the best product out there but it is still adequate. Window seats offer a great deal of privacy and sleeping comfort is superior to most of the seats, even the best-in-class. What drives me crazy is that people keep saying that BA Club is 2-4...

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by ilyagran
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL double daily JFK-TLV for S19
Replies: 10
Views: 2097

Re: DL double daily JFK-TLV for S19

I would love to see DL's A350 in TLV but guess they have other missions for the 350s. The completion on NYC-TLV route is heating up with UA Polaris and LY new 787s, so the new Delta One suites could help. Does DL plan to fit the suites on A333s?

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by ilyagran
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long delay on UA84 EWR-TLV
Replies: 49
Views: 8618

Re: Long delay on UA84 EWR-TLV

The curfew story doesn't add up: only the take offs in TLV are affected, while many arrivals are scheduled during the night. And even if UA90 departed at 4:00am, they would arrive around 22:00PM, which is not a curfew time. I appreciate UA effort to get the flights out during bad weather, but I also...

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by ilyagran
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A380 Club World BA to Singapore - with a small hole in the wing
Replies: 6
Views: 7017

Re: A380 Club World BA to Singapore - with a small hole in the wing

I fully agree - for some reason BA CW is constantly bashed on this site, but I don't find competition any better. Having just travelled the state of the art new UA Polaris seat that everyone raves about, I didn't find it any better than BA CW. Yes, you get the direct aisle access, but other than tha...

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by ilyagran
Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air appears to be axing TLV
Replies: 26
Views: 6068

Re: WOW Air appears to be axing TLV

Too bad they're thinking about quitting TLV. They offered a great option to Iceland, even though I found their TATL rates to be typically uncompetitive with the European legacies (AF/KL, BA/IB, LH/LX/OS/SB). The cheapest fares could be indeed very low, but grabbing those was virtually impossible

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by ilyagran
Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al will launch flights to San Francisco Q4 2018
Replies: 82
Views: 14130

Re: El Al will launch flights to San Francisco Q4 2018

I'm just not sure it will work ... On one hand, business community has been begging for TLV-SFO nonstop and no surprise UA flights go out full, particularly in the front. Many times tried to book this flight and it was either ridiculously expensive or showed no availability at all. On the other hand...

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by ilyagran
Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How could BA continue a prestigious London-New York experience?
Replies: 125
Views: 20595

Re: How could BA continue a prestigious London-New York experience?

Anyways, my take, BA needs to go all aisle access, the food from what I have seen in trip reports with the new menus looks good. But with a couple of exceptions, it's the seats that kill BA for those that care. I'm not quite sure why people of this forum are bashing BA CW product so much. It was re...

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by ilyagran
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA IROPS Handling In Recent Snow Storm
Replies: 53
Views: 7771

Re: BA IROPS Handling In Recent Snow Storm

May I raise a couple of points to all this. Firstly, how about using the services of a decent travel agent next time you book who provides a 24/7 client care service and has access to a GDS for booking & rebooking flights/hotels etc. A call to them in times of crisis would have taken a lot of t...

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by ilyagran
Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA IROPS Handling In Recent Snow Storm
Replies: 53
Views: 7771

Re: BA IROPS Handling In Recent Snow Storm

>>Flight BA279 from LHR to SJC is scheduled to depart at 1250, but on 10 December left very late at 1926. So, there was actually plenty of time to get you boarded. The flight arrived at 2214, which is no doubt really annoying as you should have got to SJC (athough very late that day) BA279 indeed to...

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by ilyagran
Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA IROPS Handling In Recent Snow Storm
Replies: 53
Views: 7771

Re: BA IROPS Handling In Recent Snow Storm

I understand the difficulties of running operations in these conditions. I'm not complaining about the weather, this is really about the service BA provided during this difficult day A few comments from my Sunday experience: (1) BA call center was DOWN. It's not that you could get into a queue, wait...

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by ilyagran
Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels: Why such a big chaos with so little snow
Replies: 44
Views: 9203

Re: Brussels: Why such a big chaos with so little snow

LHR was open throughout Sunday, but the whole place got gridlocked pretty quickly as deicing was slow and many cancelled flights did't leave the gates, so incoming flights couldn't get in, blocking taxiways and not letting other flights to depart. I think this mostly happened around T5, as long haul...

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by ilyagran
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA IROPS Handling In Recent Snow Storm
Replies: 53
Views: 7771

BA IROPS Handling In Recent Snow Storm

Hello I had the “pleasure” of traveling with BA via LHR through the recent snow and weather-related IROPs. The whole experience was totally miserable, but it seems that BA operations were even worse than one could expect from a major carrier with decent reputation. I was traveling in CW from TLV to ...

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by ilyagran
Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TLV to MIA on LH Business class.Terrible.
Replies: 33
Views: 14861

Re: TLV to MIA on LH Business class.Terrible.

Sounds like really miserable experience. Did you consider writing LH? While their business class product to TLV is what it is and they probably won't do much about it, your experience with inop APU on the ground in MIA and the lavatory access issue on the return TLV leg definitely demand apology and...

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