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by EastLondoner
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport
Replies: 136
Views: 20020

Re: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport

Good question, given there is a fairly high chance that B Johnson will be the next PM, will we see the stupid idea for an island in the North Sea get resurrected? Boris has stated, if I am right that he will not go back over Heathrow plans due to it having the majority in the commons. I think it wa...

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by EastLondoner
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1826
Views: 197817

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Is STN easily accessible from London city? It isn't the best, but it is doable. Not particularly less convenient than LHR or LGW (which isn't saying much). The issue with STN is you are 100% reliant on O&D traffic. No one is going to schlep from STN to LHR or LGW for a connection. True that, ho...

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by EastLondoner
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Heathrow (LHR) 2019 New Routes
Replies: 252
Views: 61952

Re: London Heathrow (LHR) 2019 New Routes

From 1 December 2019, British Airways London Heathrow - Bahrain will be extended to Dammam on B777-200: https://twitter.com/SeanM1997/status/1107944543574523904 Interesting, I would have thought it would make more sense to fly Dammam first then add Bahrain as the tag along instead due to Geographic...

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by EastLondoner
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK to go double daily from STN
Replies: 49
Views: 7643

Re: EK to go double daily from STN

Do when LTN? ;) Surely, LTN does get one jet-way and EK will likely be enticed to come. Has EK smallest aircraft any issues taking-off from LTN runway? El Al have managed to get 777s into the airport, however I'm not sure if they manage that due to the shorter distance to Tel Aviv requiring less fu...

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by EastLondoner
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR Drone Sighting
Replies: 27
Views: 5083

Re: Heathrow Distruption - alleged drone sightings

Looking at FlightRadar24 planes are still landing and taking off however all news sources are claiming the Runway is closed.

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by EastLondoner
Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick drone closures
Replies: 547
Views: 70846

Re: Gatwick closed because of 2 drones

EK9 and QR331 both seem to be heading into the Heathrow holding pattern so I imagine that's where they are diverting to.

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by EastLondoner
Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick drone closures
Replies: 547
Views: 70846

Re: Gatwick closed because of 2 drones

Gazdon121 wrote:
EK9 is approaching UK airspace, wonder where that is going to be diverting to


The Emirates Website shows it as Birmingham

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by EastLondoner
Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK A380 Abuse?
Replies: 84
Views: 20138

Re: EK A380 Abuse?

I probably can't quite give a good view as my experience with Emirates A380s tends to be out of LHR which is more of a city bus operation. Both British Airways and Emirates have multiple flights a day out of here and the public tend to prefer one or the other, however it should be noted that the mor...

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by EastLondoner
Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways in the race for the route LHR-SYD non stop?
Replies: 45
Views: 10238

Re: ¿BRITISH AIRWAYS in the race for the route LHR-SYD non stop?

[ They could but this would require a new subfleet with an extremely premium configuration. Creating subfleets only makes economic sense of you can use the aircraft on several routes. Just because Qantas can make AUSTRALIA-UK nonstop work, it doesn't mean BA will be able to as well. That's not real...

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by EastLondoner
Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: EK 1'st Class Flights - which flight numbers?
Replies: 10
Views: 2408

Re: EK 1'st Class Flights - which flight numbers?

All of Emirates' London flights have 1st class, although there's too many of them to remember numbers.

EK1/2, EK3/4, EK5/6, EK7/8, EK29/30, EK31/32 off the top of my head but I'm sure I've forgotten some, including all of the LGW ones.

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by EastLondoner
Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Emotional attachment to airlines
Replies: 40
Views: 4101

Re: Emotional attachment to airlines

I have two strong attachments. Being from London British Airways is certainly one, I remember flying on their 747-400s back in 2005 on the LHR to MAA route and it would always be nice to show off that you were flying on British Airways which is a well respected airline among locals at MAA. Another a...

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by EastLondoner
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK's EDI flight not performing to expectation ?
Replies: 43
Views: 9015

Re: EK's EDI flight not performing to expectation ?

The inaugural EK23 from DXB operated by A6-EGC just landed at EDI at 2:37pm local time. I hope someone with video or pictures of the arrival will be able to post them here later. The return flight EK24 is scheduled to leave at 8:15pm and I wonder why the aircraft has to spend nearly six hours on ta...

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by EastLondoner
Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA Heathrow Terminal 3
Replies: 26
Views: 4852

Re: BA Heathrow Terminal 3

alasizon wrote:
BA most certainly operates flights out of T3, only a handful but as I recall it is mostly the low-J 744s.


You quite often see an A380 parked up as well at Terminal 3. I imagine this is the Miami flight.

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by EastLondoner
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Stansted aims to secure flights to 25 long haul destinations over the next 5 years
Replies: 76
Views: 12421

Re: London Stansted aims to secure flights to 25 long haul destinations over the next 5 years

I'm surprised DOH isn't on the list of potential routes, I wouldn't be surprised to see Qatar try to give Emirates a run for their money with the traffic to Asia and Australia. Not too sure how they plan to get any of the Indian destinations workings, most of the Indian population in the UK lives fa...

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by EastLondoner
Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How will BA expand?
Replies: 37
Views: 6279

Re: How will BA expand?

...the A380 replacing some select 747 routes they've shown that they're happy to downsize. The 744 was the best option at the time but it was probably too big for a lot of routes that they flew/fly I'm still curious about LHR-JFK, since its slot-restricted at both ends, and there's seemingly infini...

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by EastLondoner
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't BA order the B748?
Replies: 101
Views: 30705

Re: Why didn't BA order the B748?

Doesn't the 747-8 need similar facilities gate-wise to the A380 which would have meant Terminal 7 wouldn't have been able to take the aircraft anyway?

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by EastLondoner
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK355 operated by A380?
Replies: 4
Views: 2265

EK355 operated by A380?

Flightradar is showing Emirates Flight EK355 as operating Hyderabad to Dubai with an A380. Does anyone know what caused this.

Has HYD ever had to deal with an A380 before?

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by EastLondoner
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: GA delays LHR resumption to Dec 2018
Replies: 116
Views: 27604

Re: Garuda shutter LHR

It's now reported that GA might not be terminating LHR as a destination at all, instead moving the route to a one stop via AMS. However this same article indicates (albeit in italics at its head) that this could actually be using a codeshare partner, probably KL: https://www.businesstraveller.com/b...

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by EastLondoner
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Thai flying empty A380's to Hong Kong?
Replies: 27
Views: 10997

Re: Why is Thai flying empty A380's to Hong Kong?

They do, a quick bit of research will show you they fly BKK to FRA & CDG year round and seasonally in winter to LHR. DXB - no, not with EK having so many multiple A380 flights into BKK. If you just know how their A359 is full you will question why they are not sending their A380 to DXB, I alway...

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by EastLondoner
Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon
Replies: 248
Views: 61307

Re: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon

The amount of premium seats in an A380 depends on how you lay it out -it ain't fixed!Todays BA A380's are layed out one way but that goes not prevent them having a 'high j' version just as they did with the 747. The gate 'problem' at NY is an issue though -perhaps. But there is a fact that should p...

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by EastLondoner
Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Luton Airport 'UK's worst airport' for third year.
Replies: 11
Views: 1490

Re: London Luton Airport 'UK's worst airport' for third year.

Not surprised at all by this. I've used it once and I'm never using it again, from check in to baggage reclaim everything there is a pain to get through. Not to mention actually getting to the airport.

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by EastLondoner
Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: GA delays LHR resumption to Dec 2018
Replies: 116
Views: 27604

Re: Garuda shutter LHR

What are the costs of LHR as compared to another London area airport like say LGW? Ofcourse slots are more expensive, but what about trip costs? If you are talking about from someone who lives in London then 9 times out of 10 Heathrow will be cheaper to get to. It's located within the M25 boundary ...

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