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by pdp
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Poland Wants Its Planned Airport to Be a European Gateway to Asia
Replies: 63
Views: 6972

Re: Bloomberg: Poland Wants Its Planned Airport to Be a European Gateway to Asia

By what measure do you consider Poland a “relatively small European country”? By area it is larger than Italy or the UK, by population it is bigger than the Netherlands, Belgium and Sweden combined. It's a reasonably big country yes, but the spending power is still generally lower than Western Euro...

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by pdp
Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ryanair: end of free carry-on. The last straw?
Replies: 45
Views: 6342

Re: Ryanair: end of free carry-on. The last straw?

It is what is. The mistake people make is always assuming Ryanair are cheapest. They often are, but I often find BA cheaper on HBO fares when I factor in onward transit at both ends. This charge will probably make that more likely, though still less than half the time. The wise person shops around....

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by pdp
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Current Status of LHR Terminals 1, 2, 3, and 4?
Replies: 48
Views: 6671

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

I just got back from a week in London for a dental conference. I flew UA DEN-LHR return (UA26 DEN-LHR 23 July and UA27 LHR-DEN 30 July), the nonstop DEN-LHR route recently begun by UA using a 787-8. I arrived at and departed from the new Terminal 2 ("Queen's Terminal"). It's a lovely new ...

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by pdp
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Argentina deregulated today its domestic air market
Replies: 9
Views: 1298

Re: Argentina deregulated today its domestic air market

Let the bloodbath begin. We deregulated the US airline industry in 1978; it's been pretty ugly ever since! But at least ma and pa Kettle can afford to fly Allegiant's $19 fare from nowhere to nowhere else, and clog up the TSA line for thirty minutes as they vehemently explain that their liquid medi...

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by pdp
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air cancels all Birmingham operations
Replies: 21
Views: 5411

Re: Primera Air cancels all Birmingham operations

Real shame that Primera have failed at BHX. Short haul was OK but there's too much competition there (especially to Spain) and the long haul, whilst seemingly popular, was an unmitigated disaster. The short haul really hasn’t been ok though. Since launching they have chopped rotations from the sche...

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by pdp
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air cancels all Birmingham operations
Replies: 21
Views: 5411

Re: Primera Air cancels all Birmingham operations

Was not unexpected but after the long haul flights were cancelled the short haul ops from BHX are going aswell along with STN-ALC https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/primera-air-flights-cancelled-birmingham-airport-barcelona-palma-alicante-malaga-a8471516.html What were they using ...

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