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by BritTraveller
Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB announces the retirement of A346 fleet
Replies: 90
Views: 19567

Re: IB announces the retirement of A346 fleet

My first and probs last a340 flight was on IB from MAD-LHR so happy that I took that flight now aha

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by BritTraveller
Sun May 17, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Amazing trips you’ve had to cancel
Replies: 24
Views: 1898

Re: Amazing trips you’ve had to cancel

I was meant to fly to Budapest in June then interail through Hungary, Austria, Croatia, Slovenia & Italy :(

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by BritTraveller
Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 335880

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

Qatar Airways is suspending all flights except for cargo/transit starting Wednesday. https://twitter.com/SkyNewsBreak/status/1239243691019120643 What is meant by transit? As in transit passengers?, but considering that's most of their market, surely they're non cancelling that many flights? Someone...

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by BritTraveller
Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What former carriers have you flown?
Replies: 102
Views: 3272

Re: What former carriers have you flown?

Air Berlin
Thomas Cook
Flyglobespan
Monarch
Tiger Air

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by BritTraveller
Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you could visit any country tomorrow, what country would it be?
Replies: 66
Views: 3777

Re: If you could visit any country tomorrow, what country would it be?

I Want to go back to Panama, or Cape Town, South Africa

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by BritTraveller
Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you landed at the alphabet?
Replies: 76
Views: 3865

Re: Have you landed at the alphabet?

Not the longest, but I'm young with plenty of time to fill it out.

A (AGP, ARN)
B (BGO)
C (CIA, CPH)
D (DLM, DEN)
E (EDI)
F (FAO)
G (GCI)
H
I (IAD, IST)
J
K (KUL)
L (LCY, LGW, LHR, LAX)
M (MCO, MAD)
N
O (ORD)
P (PRG, PAC)
Q
R
S (STN, SIN, SJO)
T (TFS, TXL)
U
V (VIE)
W
X
Y (YYC)
Z

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by BritTraveller
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK ops at Hanoi
Replies: 6
Views: 2037

Re: EK ops at Hanoi

Hi everyone A few days ago I flew DXb-HAN, and while we landed at around 12:30pm, I noticed the return isn’t until 12 hours later. My question is why so long? It won’t land until around 5am Dubai time. If it left earlier, it can make it back on time for the 2-3am EK peak takeoff hours. Is it to giv...

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by BritTraveller
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines Flying Out of the "Wrong" Terminal
Replies: 9
Views: 1210

Re: Airlines Flying Out of the "Wrong" Terminal

Qatar at Heathrow T4 instead of T3

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by BritTraveller
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest unserved city pairs due to politics
Replies: 70
Views: 7291

Re: Largest unserved city pairs due to politics

Suprised no one mentioned TXL-DXB

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by BritTraveller
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Funniest in-flight announcements?
Replies: 44
Views: 4015

Re: Funniest in-flight announcements?

On a flight from LGW to SJO the captain said, It will be a clear flight to San Jose, California. There were a few cabin gasps before he began laughing

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by BritTraveller
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many US states have you visited?
Replies: 91
Views: 7145

Re: How many US states have you visited?

Only been to Colorado & Florida.

Connected through Illinois (ORD) and Virginia (IAD) omw to Colorado however.

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by BritTraveller
Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian 737 Max Diverts to Shiraz, Iran
Replies: 196
Views: 50176

Re: Norwegian 737 Max Diverts to Shiraz, Iran

aden23 wrote:
I think the real story here is that there is a 7+
hour 737 flight. I’d rather walk.


Whats the difference between comfort in a 737 and a widebody.

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by BritTraveller
Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Likely new European destinations for Scoot?
Replies: 17
Views: 3442

Re: Likely new European destinations for Scoot?

I'd say Venice or Prague.

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by BritTraveller
Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Emotional attachment to airlines
Replies: 40
Views: 4241

Re: Emotional attachment to airlines

Honestly EasyJet. They remind me of family holidays going to Turkey as we'd never fly anyone else, I also loved the show airline; so whilst this is very much an unpopular opinion, I'll always have a soft spot for EasyJet.

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by BritTraveller
Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unusual airline routes
Replies: 78
Views: 9669

Re: Unusual airline routes

The Neos flights from MXP to Nanjing & Jinan never made sense to me.

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by BritTraveller
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest flight from your airport?
Replies: 80
Views: 4499

Re: Longest flight from your airport?

LHR -- QF to PER
Longest Flown is SQ to SIN

LGW -- DY to EZE
Longest Flown is VS to MCO
Soon will fly BA to SJO

STN -- Primera Air to IAD
Longest Flown is U2/MT to DLM

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by BritTraveller
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans-Atlantic Berlin
Replies: 96
Views: 17719

Re: Trans-Atlantic Berlin

Berlin is poorer than West German cities... but it isn't a poverty stricken city. It could at least be served by an AA 767 to PHL and a UA 767 to ORD or IAD. If AA can get BUD and PRG to work, TXL will also work.

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by BritTraveller
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A midnight dinner on British Airways 777-300ER service from Boston to London Heathrow in World Traveller
Replies: 11
Views: 10811

Re: A midnight dinner on British Airways 777-300ER service from Boston to London Heathrow in World Traveller

lychemsa wrote:
I was once served a bacon croissant on British. Talk about gross.


Whilst I've never had a bacon Croissant, Ham & Cheese croissants are very popular at least here in the UK, so that sounds like a valid breakfast option.

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by BritTraveller
Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cities known mainly for Airports
Replies: 72
Views: 3962

Re: Cities known mainly for Airports

Southend, Stansted & Luton

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by BritTraveller
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Heathrow Hub?
Replies: 45
Views: 9241

Re: United Airlines Heathrow Hub?

Were the LHR-->AMS/BRU services served by the longhaul widebodies inbound from the States or were they stand alone narrowbody planes.

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by BritTraveller
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Current Status of LHR Terminals 1, 2, 3, and 4?
Replies: 48
Views: 7312

Re: Current Status of LHR Terminals 1, 2, 3, and 4?

Again off topic, but what is this extra US security check. I took a United flight in april 2017 flying LHR --> IAD --> DEN from T2. I never went through extra security. Just boarded the plane like normal.

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by BritTraveller
Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could Turkish Airlines' new safety video be the most amazing safety video yet
Replies: 40
Views: 6953

Re: Could Turkish Airlines' new safety video be the most amazing safety video yet

It's like the British Airways one. The first 2 or 3 times it's amusing, but then its incredibly annoying.

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by BritTraveller
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Hints At New US City Update: Confirms HKG-SEA
Replies: 194
Views: 25666

Re: Cathay Pacific Hints At New US City

Seattle and Vancouver are three hours apart if no traffic and border crossing delays. I always think this is a fallacy that just brcause an airline serves one city 3 hours away, everyone is going to drive up there to catch a flight. They are two different markets. Airlines do use airports like HGH ...

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by BritTraveller
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Thomas Cook - Titan Airways swap
Replies: 6
Views: 683

Re: Thomas Cook - Titan Airways swap

We had the same going to DLM. We got the 763 :)

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by BritTraveller
Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: I'm surprised I've never flown on...
Replies: 31
Views: 1449

Re: I'm surprised I've never flown on...

I go to Turkey many times a year but I've never flown on Turkish.

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by BritTraveller
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anyone Tried Hainan Airlines DUB/EDI?
Replies: 2
Views: 449

Re: Anyone Tried Hainan Airlines DUB/EDI?

SO PLANE did a youtube report.

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by BritTraveller
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No UK-UAE LCC Service?
Replies: 39
Views: 4170

Re: Why No UK-UAE LCC Service?

32andBelow wrote:
Cus no one actually wants to go to Dubai


Well that's just stupid.

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by BritTraveller
Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Out of this world upgrades and downgrades!
Replies: 66
Views: 6794

Re: Out of this world upgrades and downgrades!

Thomas Cook A321 switched to a Titan 767-300

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by BritTraveller
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Int'l Routes that are underserved/not served
Replies: 93
Views: 6962

Re: Int'l Routes that are underserved/not served

[twoid][/twoid] I presume you mean underserved for is route? British Airways operates the route daily from Gatwick using one of their 777's, but don't believe any other carrier operates there non-stop from London or elsewhere in the UK. Ben I did mean underserved. BA does quite well on daily TPA-LG...

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by BritTraveller
Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Int'l Routes that are underserved/not served
Replies: 93
Views: 6962

Re: Int'l Routes that are underserved/not served

LHR - KIX
LHR - CWL
LCY - MAN
LON - DPS
LHR - PTY

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by BritTraveller
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Countries and regions where the airport of the largest city is not the busiest
Replies: 54
Views: 3632

Re: Countries and regions where the airport of the largest city is not the busiest

In Germany the Rhein-Ruhr area served primarily by DUS and CGN is the most populous (10 million) and most industrial area, and Berlin is the capital as the biggest single city (3.5 million), but FRA (600 thousand) has the busiest airport. And to top it all off in the German state Northrhein-Westpha...

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by BritTraveller
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britains First Sharia Airline
Replies: 121
Views: 17871

Re: Britains First Sharia Airline

I just don't get the point, it's not as if Muslims aren't able to fly to on conventional airlines. If you're flying BA or VS there will be a Halal meal and you just don't purchase alcohol. Segregation isn't a way forward.

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by BritTraveller
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britains First Sharia Airline
Replies: 121
Views: 17871

Re: Britains First Sharia Airline

Try getting The Irish to purchase a flight without alcohol lol

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by BritTraveller
Wed May 30, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Person falls onto tarmac and dies after being removed from aircraft
Replies: 37
Views: 10727

Re: Person falls onto the tarmac and dies while being removed from the plane.

I travel to DLM frequently. It's mainly airbridges however there are bus gates too.

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by BritTraveller
Tue May 29, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YVR to BKK & SIN w AC (Air Canada) B787
Replies: 22
Views: 5581

Re: YVR to BKK & SIN w AC (Air Canada) B787

Why are flights from The Americas to BKK very rare, but from Europe they're extremly common?

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by BritTraveller
Mon May 21, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big airports without transfer passengers
Replies: 89
Views: 11338

Re: Big airports without transfer passengers

AGP has got to be up there.

But also LGW, i mean BA channels a few connections as well as Norwegian but not many.

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by BritTraveller
Sat May 19, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Max Flyover Country (bragging rights?)
Replies: 14
Views: 1521

Re: Max Flyover Country (bragging rights?)

Canada or Russia, maybe even Iran because most Europe inbound EK/EY flights fly over as well as transcontinental routes.

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by BritTraveller
Mon May 14, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Old BA LHR 777
Replies: 6
Views: 3439

Old BA LHR 777

Does anybody know how many of the unconfigured B777 BA has at Heathrow. I know they're used on the Nassau/Grand Caymen route, is that it? How many are there, does anybody know?

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by BritTraveller
Mon May 14, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines that offer menus in Economy?
Replies: 22
Views: 1625

Re: Airlines that offer menus in Economy?

Virgin Atlantic & Singapore Airlines

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by BritTraveller
Thu May 03, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: They fly there??
Replies: 44
Views: 3467

Re: They fly there??

The VARIG flight to CPH

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by BritTraveller
Tue May 01, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: USA Flight Schedules
Replies: 19
Views: 1828

USA Flight Schedules

So travelling within UK/Europe/Asia, all airport departure boards are in order of departure. I arrived in Dulles and was at first confused but saw that the board was layed out in alphabetical order, the same in Denver & OHare. So, is this a strictly American quirk or have other countries adopted...

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by BritTraveller
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways going to 3 or 2 star?
Replies: 26
Views: 2135

Re: British Airways going to 3 or 2 star?

I prefer the buy on board. You're not stuck to eating what they give you, you can choose what you want. And M&S is quite nice food.

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by BritTraveller
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA remaining 763 routes
Replies: 41
Views: 7518

Re: BA remaining 763 routes

I flew on one 2 weeks ago to MAD

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by BritTraveller
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is BA's Africa Network So Relatively Limited?
Replies: 52
Views: 10265

Re: Why Is BA's Africa Network So Relatively Limited?

Looking forward I think medium term longhaul opportunities could be Durban and Harare for non-stop service. I also wonder if Banjul and Cape Verde could be an option for a couple of shorthaul flights per week for holiday traffic. BA have made the return to the Canary Islands so could be an option. ...

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by BritTraveller
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Taking a trip just to fly on a specific type of plane
Replies: 100
Views: 7088

Re: Taking a trip just to fly on a specific type of plane

I cut my final day in Madrid in half yesterday so I could fly back to London on the Iberia a340 insead of a BA a319

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by BritTraveller
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Strange 5th Freedom Routes
Replies: 32
Views: 3856

Re: Strange 5th Freedom Routes

XAM2175 wrote:
anshabhi wrote:
BritTraveller wrote:
EK ATH-EWR
SG DME-ARN
EK DPS-AKL

Can you clarify what's SG please?? Its not SpiceJet probably..


It's Singapore's ISO 3166-1 two-letter country code, but the IATA code BritTraveller is after is SQ ;)


Whoops

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by BritTraveller
Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: No security, immigration, or customs for connecting International flights at ATL?
Replies: 15
Views: 3035

Re: No security, immigration, or customs for connecting International flights at ATL?

For DL flights in ATL, at least, you don't have to pick up and recheck your bags if you're connecting to another international flight - so maybe that's what the F/A was referring to, but mistakenly mentioned not having to go through immigration as well. I know AA does this as well in MIA and DFW on...

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by BritTraveller
Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Strange 5th Freedom Routes
Replies: 32
Views: 3856

Re: Strange 5th Freedom Routes

EK ATH-EWR
SG DME-ARN
EK DPS-AKL

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