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by eagles94
Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways network updates
Replies: 316
Views: 54602

Re: BA to permanently close LGW short-haul ?

mattyfitzg wrote:
On a side note, I must add that despite the enormous drop in frequency, LCAC, D, E, F, G & H are all due soon, C D E having already been painted.



And straight to NWI they’ll go, unless IAG do indeed intend to use them in some form or another from LGW or elsewhere in the regions.

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by eagles94
Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways network updates
Replies: 316
Views: 54602

Re: BA to permanently close LGW short-haul ?

In my opinion, IAG won’t waste any more beans or resources on trying to plug Gatwick with Level or Vueling. Keep the beach fleet LH routes, and as mentioned above, send in CF to test the water with some thin leisure routes, if it goes wrong, retrench CF back to LCY. If it goes well, start bringing t...

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by eagles94
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways network updates
Replies: 316
Views: 54602

Re: BA to permanently close LGW short-haul ?

BACF have 3 new E190s on the way, they will want to put them to use somewhere and not ship them straight to NWI for storage. The time and cost of setting up an entirely new carrier would far and above outweigh the cost of shipping a few E190s+Crew to LGW, if they are wanting to get things done in a...

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by eagles94
Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways network updates
Replies: 316
Views: 54602

Re: BA to permanently close LGW short-haul ?

BACF have 3 new E190s on the way, they will want to put them to use somewhere and not ship them straight to NWI for storage. The time and cost of setting up an entirely new carrier would far and above outweigh the cost of shipping a few E190s+Crew to LGW, if they are wanting to get things done in a ...

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by eagles94
Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15 crash in sea off North Yorkshire coast
Replies: 10
Views: 2151

Re: USAF F-15 crash in sea off North Yorkshire coast

Visibility is down to near zero in the search area, a ton of U.K. civilian SAR aircraft, UK Coastguard, Lifeboats, RAF and USAF equipment still out there at the moment.

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by eagles94
Sat May 02, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can MCO ever become a legacy hub?
Replies: 46
Views: 5226

Re: Can MCO ever become a legacy hub?

Considering the vast majority of Disney bound pax are European, mostly from the U.K., it would be a pointless exercise for a legacy to waste a frame to operate a handful of leisure routes, you certainly wouldn’t see any dropping a flight to free up an LHR slot, especially since most of the U.K. can ...

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by eagles94
Sat May 02, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 9982 low and slow over KHYR?
Replies: 36
Views: 6249

Re: Delta 9982 low and slow over KHYR?

That’s one of my ideas too. Maybe a delta pilot based out of MSP has a cabin in this area and wanted to have some fun. If not, I am genuinely curious as to why they would get that low. If there are any delta ops or maintenance people viewing this thread I would like to know the details of maintenan...

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by eagles94
Sat May 02, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 9982 low and slow over KHYR?
Replies: 36
Views: 6249

Re: Delta 9982 low and slow over KHYR?

e38 wrote:
Johnslayton, while most of us on A.net are aviation enthusiasts, not all of us are familiar with every identifier, abbreviation, acronym, etc. used in aviation and around the world.

KHYR?

e38


Google is your friend! KHYR is the ICAO code of Sawyer County Airport, Wisconsin.

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by eagles94
Fri May 01, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 347
Views: 68989

Re: BA could make up to 12.000 employees redundant

I have a feeling that BA Cityflyer might actually benefit from this unfortunate set of events we see ourselves in. Cityflyer are not part of the announced BA staff cuts, and have no plans to make anybody redundant, yet anyway. With BA looking to consolidate/retreat it’s Mainline fleet back to LHR a...

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by eagles94
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stobart Air in administration?
Replies: 6
Views: 1797

Stobart Air in administration?

https://www.independent.ie/business/wor ... 55641.html
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Looks like the Stobart air holding company has entered administration?

What does this mean for the airline?

https://www.independent.ie/business/wor ... 55641.html

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by eagles94
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 to the rescue?
Replies: 32
Views: 5871

Re: Jet2 to the rescue?

To put this in to context. Jet2 are operating a normal scheduled to most places for RETURN flights to the UK. TUI and Jet2 generally only carry package holiday makes to and from their destination, and a certain portion of seats sold on a flight only basis. They have a duty of care for package holid...

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by eagles94
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 to the rescue?
Replies: 32
Views: 5871

Re: Jet2 to the rescue?

BA,VS and DY are flying other customers back to as much as Jet2 are. We won't mention RYR... A quick look of any of the mentioned airlines social media, and you’ll see their own customers are struggling to get home. In fact you’ll find some BA flight only pax in the canaries/Balearics have found th...

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by eagles94
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 to the rescue?
Replies: 32
Views: 5871

Re: Jet2 to the rescue?

An airline with a backbone. Very rare these days, looking forward to seeing Jet2 coming out far stronger on the other side.

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by eagles94
Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 783
Views: 116132

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread

To staff from CEO. It’s official. Dear Team, It’s with enormous sadness and a deep feeling of sorrow that I share the upsetting news that Flybe is shortly being put into Administration. Despite every effort, we now have no alternative – having failed to find a feasible solution to allow us to keep ...

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by eagles94
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 783
Views: 116132

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread

No doomsday charter requests as of yet. But I suppose it wouldn’t necessary for Flybe for the CAA to organise a superhuman repatriation again.

I eagerly await someone screenshotting a HiFly A380 heading to “N/A” and telling us it’s going to operate out of SOU tomorrow

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by eagles94
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 783
Views: 116132

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread

A regional airline is never going to make money all year round on these routes. It should be a requirement of the national carrier (BA), to serve the regions properly. Not just the major cities, leaving the scraps for one failing airline after another. BA gets all the advantages of being a major at...

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by eagles94
Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft, UPDATE: HNA group revealed as buyer
Replies: 271
Views: 64869

Re: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft

For arguments sake, could it not be on a less obvious underdog, like Jet2 or Wizz

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by eagles94
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH600 Frankfurt to Tehran returning to Frankfurt
Replies: 84
Views: 18166

Re: LH600 Frankfurt to Tehran returning to Frankfurt

Austrian have crews which nightstop in Tehran, wonder what happened to them since the aircraft coming to pick them up has turned around?

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by eagles94
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 296839

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Image



Looks less like uncontained engine failure, the wings looks like it’s got explosive fragmentation marks

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by eagles94
Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iraqi Airspace closure?
Replies: 3
Views: 1022

Iraqi Airspace closure?

Looks like BA134 BOM-LHR is diverting, apparently due to the closure of Iraqi airspace.
However, a number of other aircraft including an Emirates 380 from Heathrow are currently over Iraq

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by eagles94
Sat Dec 21, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 make 95 year old WWII veterans dream come true
Replies: 4
Views: 1771

Jet2 make 95 year old WWII veterans dream come true

https://www.ttgmedia.com/news/news/jet2 ... eran-20593
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A bit of positive news just before Christmas. Hats off to Jet2, seems to be the only airline in the U.K. doing something right.

https://www.ttgmedia.com/news/news/jet2 ... eran-20593

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by eagles94
Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future aircraft for LCY
Replies: 75
Views: 12748

Re: Future aircraft for LCY

I was about to make the point about flights to the likes of Ibiza, Mykonos and Skiathos, where the business demand is right near zero. And BACF do very well with the Greek flights, good loads even with prices which could bring a tear to ones eye. Give or take a few days where LCY was “too hot”, and...

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by eagles94
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand dropping LHR launch NYC
Replies: 261
Views: 58777

Re: Air New Zealand dropping LHR launch NYC

So the LHR cabin crew base will just get made redundant then? Seems like a waste of a valuable pool of experience as they only really recruit people with significant experience.

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by eagles94
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines in London
Replies: 63
Views: 17637

Re: United Airlines in London

I feel like it would be considerably harder for BA or VS to set up a U.S crew base considering the rules around crew visas, than it is for a U.S carrier over here

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by eagles94
Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines in London
Replies: 63
Views: 17637

Re: United Airlines in London

Do UA Crews based in London get provided with accommodation or hotac? Or do they have to pay the extortionate London prices for themselves. Why would they? Does UA pay for EWR/SFO rooms for EWR/SFO-based crew? Well I didn’t think the process of someone transferring from a US Base would be as simple...

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by eagles94
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines in London
Replies: 63
Views: 17637

Re: United Airlines in London

Do UA Crews based in London get provided with accommodation or hotac? Or do they have to pay the extortionate London prices for themselves. If that’s the case United wage bill must be pretty high, and would this not make the case of a base redundant as it surely must be cheaper just to provide crews...

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by eagles94
Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines in London
Replies: 63
Views: 17637

United Airlines in London

I see United is still one of the few (if not the only?) U.S airline to still have overseas crew bases. London, Frankfurt, Narita and Guam if i'm not mistaken. So my question is, are ALL flights to and from these destinations, operated by based crew? For example are all flights ex-LHR operated by LHR...

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by eagles94
Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 757 fleet plans
Replies: 46
Views: 14158

Re: Jet2 757 fleet plans

I’m surprised that Jet2 didn’t buy their own A332 instead of extending the lease by 6 years, it offers the route versatility they seem to like from the 757’s. G-VYGL could be going to Mallorca one day and then Newark the next. . Jet2 are smart I’m sure they have their reasons. Perhaps it’s nice to ...

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by eagles94
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Jet2 unique rules
Replies: 17
Views: 7831

Re: Jet2 unique rules

Jet2 seem to take every caution under the sun to prevent un-necessary incidents like passengers hot drinks spilling onto passengers. They’re the only airline I see with red and white “AIRBRIDGE HERE” markers on all of their aircraft to prevent any unnecessary incidents too. I suppose it boosts the i...

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by eagles94
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 757 fleet plans
Replies: 46
Views: 14158

Re: Jet2 757 fleet plans

The New York flights from MAN are all going on Air Tanker this winter. LBA still on the ol’ reliable 75 though I’m surprised that Jet2 didn’t buy their own A332 instead of extending the lease by 6 years, it offers the route versatility they seem to like from the 757’s. G-VYGL could be going to Mall...

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by eagles94
Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 757 fleet plans
Replies: 46
Views: 14158

Re: Jet2 757 fleet plans

The New York flights from MAN are all going on Air Tanker this winter. LBA still on the ol’ reliable 75 though

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by eagles94
Sat Sep 28, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-TCDA on the move at Gatwick
Replies: 3
Views: 1986

Re: G-TCDA on the move at Gatwick

Off to sunnier pastures or Montpellier I believe

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by eagles94
Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor and its links to Thomas Cook
Replies: 177
Views: 29200

Re: Condor and its links to Thomas Cook

Do not forget that the fleet suffered from TC trying to make money. 4 rather new A321s went to TC UK, Condor had to lease 2 old TC 753s from Boeing Capital in exchange. In addition all newer A320 have been either transferred to the UK or sold off. TCUK didnt operate A320s. And by “new” A321s do you...

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by eagles94
Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor and its links to Thomas Cook
Replies: 177
Views: 29200

Re: Condor and its links to Thomas Cook

And looking up Condor fleet age... Yikes... They need somebody, who will give them a fair number of new planes. Those 20+ year old fleets in A320, 757 and 767 cannot soldier on forever. Some planes are above 28 years, you can probably still squeeze some time out of them, but only so much... Do not ...

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by eagles94
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor and its links to Thomas Cook
Replies: 177
Views: 29200

Re: Condor and its links to Thomas Cook

Well, then the individuals in question are obviously not smart. Their employer (TC) is sinking; their employer (TC) has effectively torpedoed Condor's chance for survival (by taking away high season's earnings, right before low season), and now they are not happy that Condor is still afloat? Clearl...

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by eagles94
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor and its links to Thomas Cook
Replies: 177
Views: 29200

Re: Condor and its links to Thomas Cook

You mean, they are jealous, and wish ill upon Condor and its team? That may well be the case. Well, then the individuals in question are obviously not smart. Their employer (TC) is sinking; their employer (TC) has effectively torpedoed Condor's chance for survival (by taking away high season's earn...

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by eagles94
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor and its links to Thomas Cook
Replies: 177
Views: 29200

Re: Condor and its links to Thomas Cook

@eagles94 What exactly do you expect Condor and its employees to do? Shall Condor go under out of solidarity to the rest of the group? Or shall they not apply for a state credit to keep the daily business going and survive (which is only needed BTW because the mother ship decided to keep the cash a...

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by eagles94
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor and its links to Thomas Cook
Replies: 177
Views: 29200

Re: Condor and its links to Thomas Cook

Phosphorus wrote:
eagles94 wrote:
flyjay123 wrote:
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I think TC colleague's would wish Condor every success in the future.



Unfortunately, this isn’t the case.


You mean, they are jealous, and wish ill upon Condor and its team?


That may well be the case.

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by eagles94
Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor and its links to Thomas Cook
Replies: 177
Views: 29200

Re: Condor and its links to Thomas Cook

flyjay123 wrote:
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I think TC colleague's would wish Condor every success in the future.



Unfortunately, this isn’t the case.

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by eagles94
Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor and its links to Thomas Cook
Replies: 177
Views: 29200

Re: Condor and its links to Thomas Cook

I can see why it's offended Thomas Cook employees it offended, because it's being spun... user 'eagles94': "The crooks shafted TCUK to benefit Condor. That video of them receiving a standing ovation at the Condor headquarters is sickening" user 'eagles94': "Looks like Condor is takin...

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by eagles94
Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 220411

Re: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread

TCAS seems to have two A333s and four A321s operating with another A321 coming back just now. Two other A321s seems to still maybe be affected by leasing issues since they operated a few flights yesterday but non today. There's currently also three Jettime and one GetJet 737 operating with DK-calls...

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by eagles94
Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor and its links to Thomas Cook
Replies: 177
Views: 29200

Re: Condor and its links to Thomas Cook

Couldn't find this video as suspected 'eagles94' misconstrued the 'thank you' Condor employees sent to the German Federal Government & State of Hesse for providing the loan that, at least for now saves their company and jobs... see picture in article below https://www.airliners.de/condor-antrag...

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by eagles94
Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor and its links to Thomas Cook
Replies: 177
Views: 29200

Re: Condor and its links to Thomas Cook

Let this be a lesson to the employees at Thomas Cook, on why a certain crazy-haired bloke in Westminster wants to fulfill the wishes of voters and move the UK out of the EU The 'crazy-haired bloke' could have tried to save Thomas Cook, but instead sided with Hedge Funds who opposed the financial ai...

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by eagles94
Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 220411

Re: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread

Looks like Condor is taking over TCUKs slots at Gatwick

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by eagles94
Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 220411

Re: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread

spud757 wrote:
Will LS go for some of MT’s slots, including a new U.K. base at LGW?


It’s a safe bet that Jet2 won’t do that.
They always have and always will expand very organically, never any bases where they rush and jump in at the first opportunity. Slow and steady is seemingly winning the race.

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by eagles94
Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 220411

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines News and Discussion Thread

JannEejit wrote:
MT613 from Dalaman to Glasgow also just arrived and directed to remote stand (81). The previous inbound from TFS upon ATC direction to stand 82 responded with "I guess I know why we're being sent there".


How’re you listening to ATC??

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by eagles94
Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 220411

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines News and Discussion Thread

Super80Fan wrote:
KingB123 wrote:
Super80Fan wrote:

Sure, and I don't work for them. I value stability.


Don't really care where you work. Your thoughts at this time aren't stable.


Thomas Cook isn't either.



What a ridiculous insensitive comment. I’m guessing you’ve never been through a redundancy before.

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by eagles94
Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 220411

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines News and Discussion Thread

An internal email has been leaked pretty much confirming it. Also on pprune.

Feel for all involved.

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by eagles94
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 220411

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines News and Discussion Thread

Aircraft being impounded in Manchester.

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by eagles94
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 220411

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines News and Discussion Thread

Seem to be 36 MT flights inbound ....nothing outbound! G-TCDD has just filed FPLs for Glasgow to ZTH at 4am and the return back to Glasgow for 12.30pm. G-TCDL has plans filed for Manchester to Split and return as well. Those are in addition to a full day of Avion Express's and some SmartLynx's as T...

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