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by SotonLAX
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43813

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

I wonder if the Boeing Maintenance hanger at Gatwick and their new factory in Sheffield have something to do with that, could be political pressure from the U.K.?

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by SotonLAX
Thu May 02, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Google photoshopping planes out of maps?
Replies: 42
Views: 8118

Re: Is Google photoshopping planes out of maps?

If you look over Arundel, West Sussex there is a Virgin 747 parked on a field next to the A27

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by SotonLAX
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Virgin to launch LGW-JFK and BOS from 2020
Replies: 158
Views: 19409

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

Prehaps this is more strategic - LGW has plenty of slots compared to LHR, so prehaps VS/DL is planning on testing the waters with feeding BE flights in LGW in the future for JFK/BOS as a potential new hub that can’t be achieved at LHR?

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by SotonLAX
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BE being bought for £2.2m by a consortium including VS, Stobart Group and Cyrus Capital
Replies: 447
Views: 77763

Re: Updated: VS To Be Largest Shareholder In New Airline Group Comprising BE And RE

Surely this justifies VS to put a lounge into Manchester Airport too?

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by SotonLAX
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BE being bought for £2.2m by a consortium including VS, Stobart Group and Cyrus Capital
Replies: 447
Views: 77763

Re: Updated: VS To Be Largest Shareholder In New Airline Group Comprising BE And RE

Can’t see why anyone would be concerned about SOU given that all the services and BE operations at the airport are said to be profitable in its own right? Surely VS wouldn’t to throw that away. Also Southampton already has a strong Virgin association given the sponsorship of the football team ect.

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by SotonLAX
Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Airports Thread - 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 2602

Re: London Airports Thread - 2019

Hi, Is there a most recent plan of the 3rd Runway? Been looking on line and theres loads of different plans and its hard to know which one is the current proposal. Yeah the one approved by ministers and in line with the aspirations of the national infrastructure policy for airports is here; Heathro...

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by SotonLAX
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Flybe have a future?
Replies: 82
Views: 10578

Re: Does Flybe have a future?

Flybe need to focus on SOU and EXT - there is no competition here, and people hate travelling to London/Bristol, the issue is that Flybe keep swapping and changing things. Southampton should be a cash cow, Hampshire has the third largest GVA in the U.K. and the 3rd largest population outside London,...

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by SotonLAX
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet in Birmingham
Replies: 15
Views: 2448

Re: EasyJet in Birmingham

Not scientifically proven, but every time I fly from Luton I hear a large number of brummie accents

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by SotonLAX
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of Virgin brands in commercial aviation
Replies: 60
Views: 9416

Re: The Future of Virgin brands in commercial aviation

I think Virgin is still a popular brand in the UK, and the airline has a very good reputation. I think in the last few years it becoming ‘uncool’ as it attempts to go mainstream. However, given the negative press of Virgin brands of late with the Virgin Care sueing the NHS, the poor customer service...

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