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by F737NG
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Heathrow (LHR) 2019 New Routes
Replies: 247
Views: 57854

Re: London Heathrow (LHR) 2019 New Routes

IBA eye-gouges on routes out of LHR once the competition leaves, LHR-GLA dropped frequency and prices bounced upwards once bmi gave it up, the consumer loses! Options like CDG, AMS, FRA, MUC at least have alliance competition, MAD and DUB are IAG stitch ups, in previous years they would have been c...

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by F737NG
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA0198 - 1980s/90s from Gatwick?
Replies: 5
Views: 1426

Re: BA0198 - 1980s/90s from Gatwick?

Hello all, My friend found this boarding pass today hiding in a book in the library at work. I'm guessing it's 1980s/90s given the logo. Also, BA198 these days is from Heathrow to Mumbai - but this flight was from Gatwick. We'd love to find out where this flight was going - does anybody know? I've ...

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by F737NG
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manston Airport to Reopen?
Replies: 27
Views: 4474

Re: Manston Airport to Reopen?

What are all those lines painted all over the runway? Since its closure in May 2014, Manston had been earmarked for [...] a possible lorry park during Operation Stack. Earlier this year the site was tested as a potential lorry park to be used in the event of post-Brexit congestion at the cross-Chan...

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by F737NG
Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU and Mercosur Reach Free Trade Agreement
Replies: 101
Views: 5233

Re: EU and Mercosur Reach Free Trade Agreement

Well I won't get into the free trade debate but to allay the fears of the OP there won't be any mass choppage of rain forest in Argentina, a latitude map can explain why, and also no mass relocation of factories. Argentina is no Vietnam or Pakistan or Central America on the wage scale, and add on t...

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by F737NG
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study
Replies: 147
Views: 22174

Re: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study

AF's A380 network currently is 2 x daily JFK plus LAX, SFO, IAD, ABJ, MEX, PVG? I had heard that CDG-HKG bleeds cash for AF and the A380 made it worse, which is why it was downgauged to a 77W. Is this true? I think it's more likely due to the 77W being a much better hauler of freight. There's a rea...

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by F737NG
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your longest & shortest flights
Replies: 78
Views: 4239

Re: Your longest & shortest flights

Shortest:
LPL- LTN, 126nm / 234km, block time 45mins
easyJet 737-300

Longest distance:
AKL- LAX, 5,652nm / 10,467km, block 11hrs 55
NZ6, 747-400

Longest duration:
HKG - LHR, 5,209nm, block 13hrs 20
BA32, A380-800

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by F737NG
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is Your Favorite Wide Body Aircraft and Why?
Replies: 44
Views: 2339

Re: What is Your Favorite Wide Body Aircraft and Why?

A380 hands-down best passenger experience in any class.

Best looking: 787-10.

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by F737NG
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your least favorite aircraft type ?
Replies: 104
Views: 7102

Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

Unpopular opinion: 777

Incredibly noisy air con and lots of airframe noise.
Just can't enjoy a flight on them.

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by F737NG
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New cop car design graphic too aggressive
Replies: 43
Views: 3618

Re: New cop car design graphic too aggressive

You know what actually looks 'too aggressive'? This: https://i.ytimg.com/vi/U4_hwk8l0Zw/maxresdefault.jpg As for the design on the police cars in Laguna Beach, no, definitely not aggressive. Just not as easy to read as a simple, uniform in-fill of the lettering. It appears to be the preserve of 'the...

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by F737NG
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first...
Replies: 83
Views: 5101

Re: Your first...

So many interesting aircraft and destinations listed in earlier replies - good thread suggestion SRQKEF ! ...European airport: London Gatwick (LGW) ...N.American airport: St. Louis (STL) ...S.American airport: Rio de Janeiro-Galeao (GIG) ...Asian airport: Singapore Changi (SIN) ...African airport: J...

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by F737NG
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many US states have you visited?
Replies: 91
Views: 6196

Re: How many US states have you visited?

Even though I live across the Pond, I haven't visited nearly enough of the states I'd like to see. Visited: 7 - Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, New York, Texas, Utah Transited by aeroplane: 5 - California (LAX), Georgia (ATL), Illinois (ORD), Missouri (STL), Virginia (IAD) Wishlist: Alaska, Cali...

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by F737NG
Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's "City of Swansea" to be painted in Landor Livery next month
Replies: 53
Views: 8552

Re: BA's "City of Swansea" to be painted in Landor Livery next month

I think they're preparing for a (needed) rebranding. Unlikely - it's already been confirmed that the A350s will be delivered in the existing Chatham Dockyard livery, with the tail design also on both sides of the winglets. And personally I'd disagree that a rebranding is required. It still looks fr...

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by F737NG
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with approaches in close proximity to city centers
Replies: 111
Views: 8932

Re: Airports with approaches in close proximity to city centers

VCE when on 04R.
YTZ? It's practically right next door to the city centre.
AEP on 31.

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by F737NG
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest domestic flights in the world
Replies: 37
Views: 5333

Re: Longest domestic flights in the world

Does the RAF operate a flight directly from the UK mainland to the Falklands by chance? What about a flight from London to Falkland islands? was there a flight ever? LHR-PSY: 7853mi as per gcmap.com The Falkland Islands are a British Overseas Territory, therefore not domestic, as explained here: ht...

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by F737NG
Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2210
Views: 109433

Re: Airbus boss Tom Enders slams handling of Brexit, calls it a "disgrace"

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1410579&start=150
regarding Tom Enders viewpoint

and here:
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in general.
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Do we need another Brexit thread?

It's already being discussed here:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1410579&start=150
regarding Tom Enders viewpoint

and here:
viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1413503
in general.

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by F737NG
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 671
Views: 135310

Re: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

ukjohna wrote:
Interestingly enough, this image is a photoshopped representation.



Well spotted. Knew I shouldn't have posted from a phone!

I'd love to see a BCal retro scheme on a 747. I think it's unlikely given the inglorious end BCal underwent.

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by F737NG
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 671
Views: 135310

Re: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

Japanese are crazy with the themed livery, and some airlines adopted a similar strategy eg. Frontier with different animals; Norwegian with different people and Jetblue's different patterns on the tails... but I agree having all planes with different tails is a bit too much haha. These: https://www...

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by F737NG
Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The history and creation of the “Slimline” seats?
Replies: 38
Views: 6486

Re: The history and creation of the “Slimline” seats?

Travelled this weekend for the first time on Ryanair's new slimline Zodiac seats. https://cdn-03.independent.ie/life/travel/article35994193.ece/a6d61/AUTOCROP/w300-1x5/ryanairseats.jpg https://cdn-03.independent.ie/life/travel/article35994194.ece/a9c5f/AUTOCROP/w300-1x5/ryanairseats.jpg Despite the ...

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by F737NG
Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Canada proposes new passenger bill of rights
Replies: 12
Views: 1495

Re: Canada proposes new passenger bill of rights

This is estimated to cost passengers about $3 per sector sold. The more sectors on a PNR, the larger the chance of delays, esp when dealing with the Canadian winter climate, which is quite a bit more severe than the climate in virtually all of Europe, But who says common sense enters into any of th...

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by F737NG
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PEK on sure track to become 100M airport for 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 2229

Re: PEK on sure track to become 100M airport for 2018

The problem with DEL is that it has run out of runway capacity and a new runway is not scheduled to open until 2021. It will be a few more years before DEL breaks into the 100m club I just checked and DEL needs around 30 million extra passengers to get to 100. What is a realistic time period within...

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by F737NG
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PEK on sure track to become 100M airport for 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 2229

Re: PEK on sure track to become 100M airport for 2018

Remarkable that 2018 will see 2 airports with 100m pax each. Which airport will cross this mark next? IST, CGK, DEL, ICN, SIN are all contenders. Maybe Haneda... They have been opening that airport up more and more to foreign traffic. Also the 2020 olympics will add a nice spike to numbers. Impress...

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by F737NG
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380
Replies: 13
Views: 3706

Re: Air France A380

So I watched this review on youtube and while all seems fine with service and food what on earth is all that rattling going on? Of course i'd expect the usual bumps and rattles but my goodness this thing sounds like a 50 year old plane maintained in Columbia not Air France. Is this specific to the ...

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by F737NG
Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First ANA A380 rolls out of the paintshop
Replies: 113
Views: 20267

Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of the paintshop

1000 seat configuration? No, maximum seat number limited to 873 by evacuation testing. https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2006/03/a380-successfully-completes-evacuation-test.html Good to see a completely different, non-Euro White, livery emerge from the paint shop!

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by F737NG
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How do you think Norwegian could fit within the portfolio of airlines of IAG?
Replies: 31
Views: 4501

Re: How do you think Norwegian could fit within the portfolio of airlines of IAG?

I don't see it happening. Norwegian are burning through cash by the bonfire-load. IAG would not get clearance from competition regulators to purchase them as they are too dominant TATL. They would be better suited by maintaining pressure on Norwegian's yields and hoping that they collapse before an ...

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by F737NG
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe switches Cornwall flights from LGW to LHR
Replies: 35
Views: 6032

Re: Flybe switches Cornwall flights from LGW to LHR

If LHR was a UK state owned asset I’d be with you. However, it isn’t. It’s owned by overseas sovereign wealth and pension funds. It therefore doesn’t behave like a UK state owned enterprise, it makes decisions in order to generate as much profit as possible to return value to shareholders (which is...

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