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by eurotrader85
Tue Jun 15, 2021 9:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Skyteam in Europe
Replies: 7
Views: 1447

Re: Skyteam in Europe

I thought one of the conditions of the new Alitalia was it had to give up its past FFP? While admitting that's slightly divorced from the alliance status, it would certainly be a big blow to legacy ties and no reason to automatically assume Alitalia2 will bolt into SkyTeam. Skyteam to me always seem...

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by eurotrader85
Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to split from IAG ?
Replies: 39
Views: 9630

Re: BA to split from IAG ?

Given it's the primary asset of IAG, and by far its biggest revenue earner in normal times, it would be an astonishing move, and is more likely to be WW, as head of IATA, putting pressure on the UK govt to get aviation moving again. That said though, let's look at the group for a moment. 1) Iberia p...

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by eurotrader85
Sun Jun 13, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Portsmouth and Southampton
Replies: 4
Views: 375

Re: Portsmouth and Southampton

As another person who used to live in Southampton, I would recommend staying in Southampton and getting the train across for a day trip(s) to Portsmouth. As davidjohnson6 says, Southampton is more a place people go through, while Portsmouth oozes Naval history and the historic dockyard area is a fan...

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by eurotrader85
Mon Jun 07, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 97
Views: 16909

Re: Which BA widebodies have the new J other than A35K?

I believe the 78Xs have it as well, plus a few 77Es. I'd guess the newest 77Ws do as well but not seen anything. A quick Google search brought up an article saying all aircraft will have the new club world by 2023, however that was pre-pandemic. Further, the seat will only start being introduced on...

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by eurotrader85
Mon Jun 07, 2021 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 97
Views: 16909

Re: Which BA widebodies have the new J other than A35K?

I believe the 78Xs have it as well, plus a few 77Es. I'd guess the newest 77Ws do as well but not seen anything. A quick Google search brought up an article saying all aircraft will have the new club world by 2023, however that was pre-pandemic. Further, the seat will only start being introduced on...

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by eurotrader85
Sun Jun 06, 2021 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 140
Views: 27492

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2021

Zurich airport is planning to extend the two shorter runways. Construction on the extensions won't start until 2030, and still needs to go through the Canton Parliament for debate (expect the NIMBYs and Greens to give their usual campaign against) but has been approved by the Cantonal government. Ho...

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by eurotrader85
Fri Jun 04, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)
Replies: 455
Views: 59090

Re: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)

One thing I always like to consider is the actual tangible impact of an SST. OK, I want to go from my home in SFO to visit my friends in SYD (or go to a meeting). On a 777 or 787, that's about a 14 hour flight. Boom quotes 8:30 for LAX-SYD, which is still quite a long flight. Also, most US-AU fligh...

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by eurotrader85
Fri Jun 04, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Biden and Europe/UK travel ban.
Replies: 7
Views: 1249

Re: Biden and Europe/UK travel ban.

There was a rumour going around that an announcement may be made between the UK and USA at the G7 summit in Cornwall, UK coming up. But of course the situation is fluid and UK seems to be backtracking on opening up then moving forwards.

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by eurotrader85
Fri Jun 04, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ASEAN, EU conclude the world’s first bloc-to-bloc Air Transport Agreement
Replies: 3
Views: 411

Re: ASEAN, EU conclude the world’s first bloc-to-bloc Air Transport Agreement

Very interesting development. If I read correctly then a substantial step forwards in legislative terms for European aviation, whom certain individual countries (like Germany) have held out against ex EU airlines in landing rights to their individual country, in order to protect Lufthansa say. If my...

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by eurotrader85
Fri Jun 04, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)
Replies: 455
Views: 59090

Re: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)

Or depart NYC later so you arrive in London the next morning at the same time as if you left on an earlier flight on a 777? Instead of departing 6pm to get into London at 6am, you can depart at 9pm or so, giving you more time in the office. How can an argument seriously be going slower is better th...

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by eurotrader85
Fri Jun 04, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)
Replies: 455
Views: 59090

Re: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)

There's another aspect of supersonic flight that's often ignored . . . Between the eastern US and Europe (arguably the largest long-haul route system), today's aircraft fly at the right speed when you take time zones into consideration. I've flown TATL countless times. I would never waste a day in ...

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by eurotrader85
Thu Jun 03, 2021 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Qatar Airways Is in a Mystery Spat with Airbus
Replies: 144
Views: 26459

Re: Bloomberg: Qatar Airways Is in a Mystery Spat with Airbus

“ If we are not able to settle that serious issue we have with them, we will refuse to take any aircraft from them ,” the CEO said in an interview with Bloomberg TV. Falling out with Qatar Airways, Al Baker warned, will cause Airbus “a stress in the relationship with IAG, with LatAm, with other air...

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by eurotrader85
Tue Jun 01, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: City Pairs with “Endless Demand”
Replies: 37
Views: 3950

Re: City Pairs with “Endless Demand”

I completely missed this! Do you have a link by any chance? Here's the graphic summary. You can very clearly see why FLL and OAK got dropped.... https://scontent-lax3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/60186958_10110577833284335_5911358025733505024_n.jpg?_nc_cat=100&ccb=1-3&_nc_sid=825194&_nc_o...

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by eurotrader85
Tue Jun 01, 2021 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways CEO: “the A380 was our biggest mistake.”
Replies: 117
Views: 23159

Re: Qatar Airways CEO: “the A380 was our biggest mistake.”

he doesn't have any, this is his first ever mistake! :roll: Think he mentioned getting those 4 A346HGW's was a mistake too. Maybe not in as many words, but he certainly wasn't complimentary about them. I think they are quite happy with the A350-1000, otherwise we would have heard from him. Or is it...

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by eurotrader85
Thu May 27, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1662
Views: 394318

Re: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread

EU agrees on deal on Alitalia's successor company. https://www.reuters.com/business/aerospace-defense/eu-deal-alitalias-successor-sight-eu-commission-2021-05-26/ Agreed company will have about 60 aircraft and 5,000 employees. The ground handling and maintenance parts, as well as the Alitalia brand,...

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by eurotrader85
Mon May 24, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO
Replies: 261
Views: 26737

Re: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO

On a hunch, US gas is more expensive. Especially when considering the logistics. Russian gas comes through a pipeline, US gas would have to be shipped. The long game is the move to renewable energies, that move also has a geopolitical angle; less dependency on non-democratic countries. I am wonderi...

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by eurotrader85
Mon May 24, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Airbus Backs Lightweight Wing to Preserve Its Lead Over Boeing
Replies: 224
Views: 31528

Re: Bloomberg: Airbus Backs Lightweight Wing to Preserve Its Lead Over Boeing

... Try googling her name, her linked-in profile comes up right away. Just Googled her and found an interview on Youtube. It sounds like the wing for any future Airbus will remain in the UK. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnVk9vHQd1I Sorry, but that interview says nothing along the lines of "...

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by eurotrader85
Mon May 24, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO
Replies: 261
Views: 26737

Re: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO

UK MP on foreign affairs committee calls for sanctions including action against use of gas pipeline running through Belarus. This is where it starts to get political. Gas pipeline through Belarus? Little impact to the UK so easy to say, but does to the Central and Eastern European nations used to g...

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by eurotrader85
Sun May 23, 2021 8:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you take off your shoes when flying?
Replies: 37
Views: 2084

Re: Do you take off your shoes when flying?

Interesting debate! Weirdly I realise what I do depends what cabin I am in. Econ, yeah I keep them on - I mean who knows what riff raff I might have to inadvertently walk past, unintentionally interact with :lol: . Biz, I take them off (maybe I wear the slippers), and that includes going to the lava...

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by eurotrader85
Thu May 13, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How upset are airports that spent massive $$$ on a380 infrastructure?
Replies: 68
Views: 12731

Re: How upset are airports that spent massive $$$ on a380 infrastructure?

Apart from the US, which other airport around the world do you think will probably not see the 380 again? MEX given AF have dropped the aircraft. But this is a good point, sure we are in bad times and a lot of the smaller users of the aircraft are dropping it from their fleet, but once we get back ...

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by eurotrader85
Sun May 09, 2021 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 97
Views: 16909

Re: BA short haul widebody use after May 17th

Is FAO runway even long enough for a 777?

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by eurotrader85
Sun May 09, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top ten current overseas routes by flights
Replies: 13
Views: 2179

Re: Top ten current overseas routes by flights

What I think might be interesting in the nearby future is how this list changes once Europe/US etc opens up, not because of course there will be more diversity to the list, but to the fact that pairings may well show a change in travel direction by pax compared to 2019, with more having to route (lo...

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by eurotrader85
Thu Apr 29, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any word on DL Gatwick flights?
Replies: 9
Views: 1283

Re: Any word on DL Gatwick flights?

Given that VS has abandoned Gatwick now, is there any reason for DL to serve it at all?

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by eurotrader85
Wed Apr 28, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will more nonstop flights get added to KIX from North America and Europe for the Expo 2025 in Osaka?
Replies: 15
Views: 1765

Re: Will more nonstop flights get added to KIX from North America and Europe for the Expo 2025 in Osaka?

Expo will be big boost to the city, but also should take into consideration the amount of traffic that will come into the city via ITM. Plenty of capacity between the TYO airports and ITM with JL & NH allowing for easy JV alliance connections. Every time I have been to Osaka its been via a Tokyo...

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by eurotrader85
Mon Apr 26, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Poll: Business travellers planning to cut future flights
Replies: 8
Views: 1273

Re: Poll: Business travellers planning to cut future flights

After every recession business travel is always the corporate expenditure which takes the first hit. The fundamental fact remains people do need to travel for business, to see people, drive growth, and it will gradually get back to pre-covid levels, despite the naysayers saying who needs it now we h...

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by eurotrader85
Thu Apr 15, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Mergers/buy outs you wish happened
Replies: 16
Views: 1433

Re: Mergers/buy outs you wish happened

IIRC I thought BA looking at Swiss was in conjunction with CX for a 50/50 sharing of Swiss. Assuming Swiss then became part of OW, I think that would have been a great merger of partners given BA was a real full service carrier then and geographically would be an excellent addition for the alliance....

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by eurotrader85
Thu Apr 15, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: oneworld in Central Europe
Replies: 56
Views: 9842

Re: oneworld in Central Europe

Covid-19 will only hasten the demise of these pointless airline alliances anyway. Why? If anything, leveraging on the networks and facilities of each other will be more important in the short term as airlines try to build back capacity, rather than trying to go it alone themselves with point to poi...

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by eurotrader85
Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern reviewing future of A380 fleet
Replies: 29
Views: 4028

Re: China Southern reviewing future of A380 fleet

A380 for CZ was always a problem, even before pandemic. Their original plan was for trunk domestic routes where the volume of passengers is massive (PEK-CAN etc) but when they put it into operation it didn't work out as well as they expected with loading times etc, hence them having to find overseas...

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by eurotrader85
Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 140
Views: 27492

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2021

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Update Quarantine list from the Federal Public Health Office, Turkey finally added but UAE and Israel taken off which is welcome news.

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by eurotrader85
Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1413
Views: 81877

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

Has it ever crossed your mind 'eurotrader85', that maybe the alledged failure of the EU vaccination strategy -which is as has been explained ad nauseam in fact 27 different vaccination strategies combined with a single procurement process- is something largely fabricated by the English speaking pre...

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by eurotrader85
Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1413
Views: 81877

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

What I mean is are americans or brits going to EU newspapers to have and advice on what it is going in their countries? Obviously no. So when you persist to talk about EU vaccine with sources that does not understand how the EU works (US) or are anti EU (UK) what point do you think you make besides...

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by eurotrader85
Sat Apr 03, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are airlines actively trying to dissuade people from traveling with all the limited routes?
Replies: 8
Views: 1217

Re: Are airlines actively trying to dissuade people from traveling with all the limited routes?

This is an interesting point and not confined to N. American schedules it seems as Europe's schedule seem odd as well. While they are obviously not trying to dissuade people to fly, it does seem like (from a consumer perspective) odd thought has gone into which flights they do operate. Even on 'trun...

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by eurotrader85
Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 140
Views: 27492

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2021

What's the logic of LX having BoB whatsoever? We are talking of a premium airline in a premium market whose management have suddenly decided they need to compete in a race to the bottom against easyjet to knock a few francs per seat off the cost, in a market where it was able to charge premium fare...

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by eurotrader85
Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 140
Views: 27492

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2021

What's the logic of having BoB to Moscow when you are indirectly competing with SU whcih offers free meals and drinks? I know they fly to different Moscow airports but they are still serving the same market. What's the logic of LX having BoB whatsoever? We are talking of a premium airline in a prem...

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by eurotrader85
Mon Mar 01, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports you have visited but not flown to/through
Replies: 42
Views: 3135

Re: Airports you have visited but not flown to/through

Ooooo good one

Southampton (SOU)
Stansted (STN)
Southend (SEN)
Norwich (NWI)
Southwest Oregon Regional Airport (OTH)
Frankfurt – Hahn (HHN)
Brussels - Charleroi (CRL)
Basle (BSL)
Shannon (SNN)
Brighton City/Shoreham (ESH)

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by eurotrader85
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will LH keep first class in the long run?
Replies: 17
Views: 2593

Re: Will LH keep first class in the long run?

Yes. There will always be a market for senior executives and celebrities to distinguish themselves from the 'riff raff' of business class with the flag carrier of the biggest economy in Europe.

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by eurotrader85
Sun Feb 21, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 busiest airports in the world 60 years ago (1961)
Replies: 36
Views: 8961

Re: 10 busiest airports in the world 60 years ago (1961)

Isn't that difference also about trains, the distances in Europe for business travel so much shorter and pretty efficient by train, the only European airport being on an island is probably relevant. Even now (outside covid) isn't Europe a higher proportion of recreation and VFR compared to the US? ...

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by eurotrader85
Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 busiest airports in the world 60 years ago (1961)
Replies: 36
Views: 8961

Re: 10 busiest airports in the world 60 years ago (1961)

and it seems Europe had barely recovered from WWII... Isn't that difference also about trains, the distances in Europe for business travel so much shorter and pretty efficient by train, the only European airport being on an island is probably relevant. Even now (outside covid) isn't Europe a higher...

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by eurotrader85
Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 busiest airports in the world 60 years ago (1961)
Replies: 36
Views: 8961

Re: 10 busiest airports in the world 60 years ago (1961)

A really fascinating find, thanks to airlineAZ for posting.

CPH as 21 in the world and even ZRH and Kansas making it into the top 30. When you compare to the list for 2019 with all the Asian airports in the list shows how much the centre has shifted.

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by eurotrader85
Thu Feb 18, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Death of the fortress hub concept?
Replies: 4
Views: 1177

Re: Death of the fortress hub concept?

I'm actually a believer that the Hub concept will make a come back over the next few years, over point to point. Until pax get back to 2019 levels (say 2024? but who knows) then the lower cost hub and feed model will be how the big airlines will want to build back up imo (cheaper, more efficient). T...

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by eurotrader85
Fri Feb 12, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 140
Views: 27492

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2021

How is ZRH doing these days? How badly was its traffic affected? Pretty abysmal, and now government has added a bunch more countries and territories to the quarantine list, including Serbia, Albania, Berlin and Paris. " In January 2021, 287’767 passengers passed through Zurich Airport, corresp...

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by eurotrader85
Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 97
Views: 16909

Re: British Airways Fleet Thread - 2021

Fourth BA 78K G-ZBLD headed to Victorville, CA for storage and according to SimpleFlying three more are expected to follow suit. Does anyone know how many 78Ks BA are expected to be delivered this year and further how many they put into storage? Understand Boeing has been a bit all over the place on...

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by eurotrader85
Mon Feb 01, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you landed on the alphabet? A delayed 2020 edition
Replies: 26
Views: 2961

Re: Have you landed on the alphabet? A delayed 2020 edition

I was waiting for this-the 2020 version :lol: !!! No new letters :cry: A– ARN, AMS, AGP, ATH B- BOG, BDA, BFS, BRU, BOJ, BOM, BKK C- CPH, CAI, CPT, CMB, CGO D- DUB, DUS, DBV, DEL, DOY E- ESB, ERC F- FRA, FAO, FCO G- GIG, GRU, GUA, GVA, GOI, GDL H- HAM, HAN, HKG, HND, HMO I- IAD, ISL, ICN, ITM J- JER...

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by eurotrader85
Fri Jan 29, 2021 9:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Transatlantic Questions
Replies: 13
Views: 1825

Re: Transatlantic Questions

I`d like to find out what the peak frequencies of these flights were?........ British Airways & Virgin Atlantic Once again any information on the peak frequencies would be appreciated. Being LON based BA serve the most North Atlantic & Caribbean from Heathrow & Gatwick destinations incl...

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by eurotrader85
Thu Jan 21, 2021 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG airlines/brands outlook (mainly in Spain)
Replies: 35
Views: 5938

Re: IAG airlines/brands outlook (mainly in Spain)

If the situation is still the same (please correct me if it's changed) then VY has the other issue that union rules require the brand to be distinct etc, so rebranding/merging it in UX colours etc won't work, further expanding the hub foot print of VY outside Spain is difficult with labour rules. I ...

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by eurotrader85
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top 5 most missed Airlines ?
Replies: 108
Views: 7663

Re: Top 5 most missed Airlines ?

Add another one to the mix, Kingfisher Airlines (IT). An Indian airline that was actually pretty good. Jet (9W) wasn't bad either.

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by eurotrader85
Thu Dec 17, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 567
Views: 212551

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

Does anyone know what CX plans are for MSN 393? After the bailout they naturally took a few deliveries in September, but this particular one seems like it's been left behind. Any specific reason?

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by eurotrader85
Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What’s the most famous airport in the world?
Replies: 41
Views: 3963

Re: What’s the most famous airport in the world?

LHR is the most 'famous' airport in the world imo.

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by eurotrader85
Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lufthansa Group introducing buy on board in Y
Replies: 82
Views: 6020

Re: Lufthansa Group introducing buy on board in Y

For Swiss, this will be a complete total disaster. I live in Zurich and customers here will NEVER accept this new service level. I doubt that. Zurich as a large EasyJet base, and customers seem to be happy with this low service level on EasyJet. Why wouldn't they be happy with it on Swiss? Obviousl...

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by eurotrader85
Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could SQ add YVR/YYZ-SIN?
Replies: 2
Views: 822

Re: Could SQ add YVR/YYZ-SIN?

There was a feed discussing this back a few months ago https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1449675&hilit=sq+YYZ But I do agree, YYZ should have plenty of demand for a ULR. It is overlapping a little route wise being relatively close to the NY area, but given the SQ shift to J...

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