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by Junglejames
Sat May 23, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways network updates
Replies: 316
Views: 54564

Re: BA cancels LHR-CHS for rest of 2020

I think, honestly that’s delusional. BA are cutting 12,000 staff. This isn’t like 2001 or 2008. Is that just like how they may not restart Gatwick ops? Oh wait...... BA said they may have to cut up to 12000 jobs, and may not restart Gatwick. Well the threat to Gatwick never lasted long, and I suspe...

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by Junglejames
Sat May 23, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LATAM files for Bankruptcy
Replies: 318
Views: 67043

Re: LATAM moving towards bankruptcy

*I will add that VS is in trouble because the English government won't provide relief because of the 49% investment by DL.* Do you not realize that VS chose to base itself in a tax free haven and doesn't pay taxes in the UK ? So why should the British Gov't be responsible to assist them ? Let Sir R...

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by Junglejames
Sat May 23, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways network updates
Replies: 316
Views: 54564

Re: BA cancels LHR-CHS for rest of 2020

I think you need to remember the furlough scheme ends in Oct and many of those on it become unemployed the next day. The Chancellor said last week we are heading for the biggest recession in living memory. So, no, the return to normal won’t resemble the same level of activity by quite some way. All...

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by Junglejames
Tue May 19, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways to take delivery of first 787-10 arriving at LHR around 8am on 21 May 2020
Replies: 90
Views: 19454

Re: British Airways to take delivery of first 787-10 arriving at LHR around 8am on 21 May 2020

BA never operated LHR-SCL with 777s. I was (explicitly) referring to 777 routes. The last time I checked, it was Gatwick to Santiago. BAs longest non stop flight full stop, and a 777. Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk You’re thinking of Lima. That's the one. My sincere and most humble of apologi...

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by Junglejames
Mon May 18, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways to take delivery of first 787-10 arriving at LHR around 8am on 21 May 2020
Replies: 90
Views: 19454

Re: British Airways to take delivery of first 787-10 arriving at LHR around 8am on 21 May 2020

Why would an airline that is struggling to survive be spending money on a brand new airplane? Makes no sense. Part of ANY government assistance should include NO NEW AIRPLANES at all until the TAXPAYERS are made whole and 100% of the government assistance is paid in full! Didn’t Willie Walsh say so...

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by Junglejames
Mon May 18, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways to take delivery of first 787-10 arriving at LHR around 8am on 21 May 2020
Replies: 90
Views: 19454

Re: British Airways to take delivery of first 787-10 arriving at LHR around 8am on 21 May 2020

Just wondering, would the 787-10 be able to do LHR-EZE in lieu of the 777-200ER BA has been using for several years? AFAIK it's BA´s longest 777 nonstop flight. LHR-SCL is the longest non stop BA route. You won’t see the -10s in EZE as this route requires crew rest which as mentioned above the -10 ...

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by Junglejames
Mon May 11, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: IAG and EY interested in creating a hub at VIE
Replies: 118
Views: 21584

Re: Rumour: IAG and EY interested in creating a hub at VIE

OS is a full service high quality airline IMO, offering a better product that BA or Iberia. I'm not quite sure why they would focus on shuttling people between EE and WE. AMS for example is in a good position to act as a hub for the wealthy and isolated areas of Northern Europe and the eastern Atla...

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by Junglejames
Mon May 11, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1517
Views: 184571

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

So this British firm is owned by a US Company and a guy resident in the BVI. Not happy to give them an unsecured loan. Or.... This British firm is 51% owned by a British company that are based in the UK, and 49% owned by a US company. The British company is owned by a family whom also own an island...

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by Junglejames
Mon May 11, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1517
Views: 184571

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

I questioned Delta's part in this in terms of responsibility to it's share holding and was met with a round of comments suggesting Delta would be too busy saving itself to worry about Virgin. I'd still like to know what the official Delta opinion is on the current VS debacle ? Haha. So it's ok for ...

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by Junglejames
Fri May 08, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1517
Views: 184571

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

I haven't ignored that a lot of infections around the whole world will be indirect links to Wuhan. In fact, the latest wave to scare the chinese government (albeit they kept very quiet) was from Russia. There were rumours of a second lock down because the virus was making its way into northern chin...

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by Junglejames
Fri May 08, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1517
Views: 184571

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

The British Isles already has several major airlines: - Easy Jet - Ryanair - Jet2 - British Airways - Air Lingus - TUI Airways - Loganair Not to mention that there are plenty of superior airlines from overseas that British people can fly on (KLM, Lufthansa etc...) Why does Virgin Atlantic need to b...

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by Junglejames
Fri May 08, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1517
Views: 184571

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

What you are stating is simply untrue. My family know real life people from different part of China who have told us there was never a huge outbreak where they are and it's currently simply not an issue in most parts of China. And the reason is they locked down the entire country by late January to...

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by Junglejames
Fri May 08, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1517
Views: 184571

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

I notice nobody mentions the 49% Delta own, and the money they take out of the airline. Nooooo, it's only ever Bransons fault. Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk I questioned Delta's part in this in terms of responsibility to it's share holding and was met with a round of comments suggesting Delt...

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by Junglejames
Fri May 08, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1517
Views: 184571

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

So this British firm is owned by a US Company and a guy resident in the BVI. Not happy to give them an unsecured loan. Or.... This British firm is 51% owned by a British company that are based in the UK, and 49% owned by a US company. The British company is owned by a family whom also own an island...

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by Junglejames
Fri May 08, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1517
Views: 184571

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

Why? Because the truth about the whole Virgin Group tax affairs (and their internal transfers and payments) stings? No, not at all. It just adds nothing to the conversation, and makes you look silly and jealous. 99 Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk The fact is: ultimately, 51% of the company you...

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by Junglejames
Fri May 08, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1517
Views: 184571

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

Can I have 500m please? I'll bailout VS then and nobody loses their job!. You don't seem to understand the point of equity or how the capital stack works. It's outrageous and immoral to give hundreds of millions in free money to Tax exile Branson while he gets to keep his equity stake. Why not buy ...

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by Junglejames
Fri May 08, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1517
Views: 184571

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

Point of order: Deliveroo drivers are not earning enough to be net contributors to The Treasury - they take more in benefits and services than they pay. Before this shutdown around half of all UK adults were net recipients of the state through benefits and services. The UK has narrowed its tax base...

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by Junglejames
Fri May 08, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1517
Views: 184571

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

It's revolting behavior. You want poor Deliveroo workers and care workers and everyone else in the country who pays their taxes to give free money to bailout a billionaire. Well no, that's wrong and immoral and immoral for you to suggest. Branson doesn't get free money when he's a tax exile. The eq...

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by Junglejames
Fri May 08, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1517
Views: 184571

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

It's revolting behavior. You want poor Deliveroo workers and care workers and everyone else in the country who pays their taxes to give free money to bailout a billionaire. Well no, that's wrong and immoral and immoral for you to suggest. Branson doesn't get free money when he's a tax exile. The eq...

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by Junglejames
Fri May 08, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1517
Views: 184571

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

This is from a satirical UK site, but is pretty congruent with my feelings. https://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/business/you-can-stuff-your-stupid-airline-up-your-arse-taxpayers-tell-branson-20200423195747 I have flown VS TATL a few times and frankly it ain't all that. It wasn't cheap by any means,...

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by Junglejames
Fri May 08, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1517
Views: 184571

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

This is from a satirical UK site, but is pretty congruent with my feelings. https://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/business/you-can-stuff-your-stupid-airline-up-your-arse-taxpayers-tell-branson-20200423195747 BRITISH taxpayers have suggested the grinning billionaire who sued the NHS while hoovering up...

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by Junglejames
Fri May 08, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1517
Views: 184571

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

This is from a satirical UK site, but is pretty congruent with my feelings. https://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/business/you-can-stuff-your-stupid-airline-up-your-arse-taxpayers-tell-branson-20200423195747 BRITISH taxpayers have suggested the grinning billionaire who sued the NHS while hoovering up...

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by Junglejames
Fri May 08, 2020 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1517
Views: 184571

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

I guess there needs to be a thread on the future of Gatwick Airport. BA and DS are leaving, BY is collapsing, whereas DY future is uncertain. London will now have over three low cost airport hubs! I'm not saying that the infection numbers and deaths are necessarily true, but the geographic spread w...

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by Junglejames
Thu May 07, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1517
Views: 184571

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

I guess there needs to be a thread on the future of Gatwick Airport. BA and DS are leaving, BY is collapsing, whereas DY future is uncertain. London will now have over three low cost airport hubs! Furthermore, most of Asia has been less hit by the pandemic, especially India. China and India are sti...

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by Junglejames
Tue May 05, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1517
Views: 184571

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

Sorry if that came across harshly, but Chinese tourists are fickle and many of them would now have worse views on the quality/standard of western healthcare following the pandemic, or in other words may become more trusting of eastern healthcare standards. The history of having dealth with SARS wil...

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by Junglejames
Sun May 03, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines
Replies: 342
Views: 30254

Re: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines

Ryanair is a highly successful European airline that has reduced the ticket prices and revolutionized air travel in Europe. They do not want help, all they want is a fair competition, which means letting uncompetitive and fat airlines die. Ha. If that's what you call revolutionary, I'd hate to see ...

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by Junglejames
Fri May 01, 2020 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1517
Views: 184571

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

I think some people are too keen to see low air fares. Then when they do get low air fares through low frills services, they then expect full service airlines to offer the same prices without lowering service levels. Lower service levels to compete, and the howls of complaint are deafening. No sorr...

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by Junglejames
Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1517
Views: 184571

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

I think some people are too keen to see low air fares. Then when they do get low air fares through low frills services, they then expect full service airlines to offer the same prices without lowering service levels. Lower service levels to compete, and the howls of complaint are deafening. No sorry...

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by Junglejames
Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1517
Views: 184571

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

Some Virgin spokesman came out last week saying that SRB has not been paid by VS for years. Now we are learning the group he ownes has made £170million from them in 2019? £170 million in a single year from a company that is loss making? How much more spin so we need to uncover before you stop blind...

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by Junglejames
Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1517
Views: 184571

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

Ok, having checked up on this, and to educate myself on areas I wasn't aware of. From what I can tell, the below is the setup. Very similar to what Cedar mentioned: Overall holding company is Virgin Group Holdings, which is 100% owned by Branson and based in BVI. They have a couple of UK based subsi...

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by Junglejames
Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1517
Views: 184571

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

What if EK or EY takes over. Go head to head with BA and will give the Americans a run for their money on the Transatlantic routes. That would be fantastic but unlikely to happen unfortunately . The most important airlines to the UK economy (yes economy, not ego) are probably 1) BA , 2) Ryanair, 3)...

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by Junglejames
Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1517
Views: 184571

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

From what I have been able to dig up in the last couple of hours, VS pays about 0.6% of the GROSS revenue it earns to the Virgin Group, so roughly 170m pounds off the top of it's earnings last year went to the Virgin Group. You do the math for each year and it is very easy to see why VS has had a h...

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by Junglejames
Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1517
Views: 184571

Re: Virgin Atlantic facing collapse

1. The Virgin brand is looked on quite favourably in the UK. You only have to look at the outcry when Virgin Trains nearly lost the West Coast franchise a few years back. True. You don't see massive campaigns to boycott other Virgin companies such as Active, Atlantic, Money, Media, Radio, Wines, et...

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by Junglejames
Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1517
Views: 184571

Re: Virgin Atlantic facing collapse

Yes but unfortunately in terms of UK taxpaying public, this is the perception that most will adhere too, come the final reckoning. I think SRB (the public face of Virgin) has created negative headlines in the UK in recent times, especially around his percieved personal wealth, his attempts to sue t...

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by Junglejames
Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1517
Views: 184571

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

Virgin Atlantic is a worthy investment for investors who can afford a longer investment horizon. It is probably a good thing that investment banks are involved as advisors and that sovereign wealth funds are considered. I find it somewhat surprising that the Bank of England hasn't followed yet the ...

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by Junglejames
Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1517
Views: 184571

Re: Virgin Atlantic facing collapse

Persuading the UK to prop up a company owned by a tax-dodging expat sitting on a £4bn pile and a US major with shareholders hungry months to feed, will be difficult. This opinion is popular but a little grating. Yes but unfortunately in terms of UK taxpaying public, this is the perception that most...

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by Junglejames
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, March 2020
Replies: 463
Views: 73770

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, March 2020

Now would be a good time for Boeing to announce the cancellation of the entire MAX program. It would be completely lost and ignored by the mainstream media because of other news. Airlines would be grateful not to have to take their rather optimistic orders, and Boeing won’t make a loss on building ...

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by Junglejames
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Catering Reductions in economy and premium economy
Replies: 190
Views: 22871

Re: Lufthansa Catering Reductions in economy and premium economy

Lufty is just adjusting its service bar to the low height set by BA last year. A cold vegetarian snack as a pre-landing meal is exactly what BA serves these days (usually a tiny vegetarian wrap with a microscopic Dairy Milk chocolate bar.) Incorrect. Trans Atlantic, going by reports, seems to be a ...

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by Junglejames
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Catering Reductions in economy and premium economy
Replies: 190
Views: 22871

Re: Lufthansa Catering Reductions in economy and premium economy

Lufty is just adjusting its service bar to the low height set by BA last year. A cold vegetarian snack as a pre-landing meal is exactly what BA serves these days (usually a tiny vegetarian wrap with a microscopic Dairy Milk chocolate bar.) Incorrect. Trans Atlantic, going by reports, seems to be a ...

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by Junglejames
Thu Sep 26, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour of British Airways launching Gatwick - Dubai
Replies: 55
Views: 11632

Re: Rumour of British Airways launching Gatwick - Dubai

The difference between the BA LGW 777s and EK's 380s is night and day. So BA would have to be priced somewhere in between. However, with EK and a plethora of one stop options on FSCs offering good deals regularly, it makes the market segment they're going after quite small. The higher yield pax wil...

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by Junglejames
Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 220314

Re: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread

Reports there was a Malaysian A380 at Manchester last night which took off back to Malaysia to recover passengers within minutes of the announcement. Question. Is this true, and if so, what was a Malaysian A380 doing at Manchester? Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk Not quite... The A380 flew IN ...

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by Junglejames
Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 220314

Re: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread

Reports there was a Malaysian A380 at Manchester last night which took off back to Malaysia to recover passengers within minutes of the announcement.
Question. Is this true, and if so, what was a Malaysian A380 doing at Manchester?

Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk

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by Junglejames
Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A350-1000 @ SNN
Replies: 17
Views: 6388

Re: BA A350-1000 @ SNN

Can I be totally thick, and ask why training in Shannon is required? Do they have maintenance facilities there? In fact, where are IAGs main maintenance facilities now? Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk IAG don’t have any maintenance facilities, the only IAG branding is the cargo business and th...

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by Junglejames
Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A350-1000 @ SNN
Replies: 17
Views: 6388

Re: BA A350-1000 @ SNN

Ah ok, of course. Didn't think of finding a quiet spot for pilot training. Told you it was a thick question!

Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk

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by Junglejames
Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A350-1000 @ SNN
Replies: 17
Views: 6388

Re: BA A350-1000 @ SNN

Can I be totally thick, and ask why training in Shannon is required?
Do they have maintenance facilities there?
In fact, where are IAGs main maintenance facilities now?

Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk

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by Junglejames
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Heathrow to Walvis Bay. Swiss, and SAA Express. Economy
Replies: 5
Views: 10368

Re: Heathrow to Walvis Bay. Swiss, and SAA Express. Economy

Thank you for your amusing tongue in cheek commentary on your journey. It’s really refreshing to read an honest description such as this!! Looking like my flight home will be from Singapore, so likely to be much better. Highly likely to be BA or Singapore A380 (and relax!!!) Or 777 (the proper ones...

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by Junglejames
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Heathrow to Walvis Bay. Swiss, and SAA Express. Economy
Replies: 5
Views: 10368

Re: Heathrow to Walvis Bay. Swiss, and SAA Express. Economy

Do you also have any photos of your trip? Afraid not. Nothing that worthwhile taking pics of. Too dark for the A340, and a rubbish view at Zurich, and at J'bourg, I was more worried about getting out of the cold and onto the bus. Anyway, you know what an A340 looks like, right? and the Queen of the...

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by Junglejames
Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Heathrow to Walvis Bay. Swiss, and SAA Express. Economy
Replies: 5
Views: 10368

Heathrow to Walvis Bay. Swiss, and SAA Express. Economy

So unfortunately I don't usually get much say in who I fly with. So my hopes of the greatest aircraft in the world to J'bourg, were soon dashed when I found myself travelling via Zurich. Still, weren't Swiss meant to be a very good airline? So couldn't all be bad. Even better when I realised Zurich ...

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by Junglejames
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Narrowbody vs widebody costs trans Atlantic
Replies: 60
Views: 12734

Re: Narrowbody vs widebody costs trans Atlantic

I'll use the example of TLV to compare an A321 vs a B777-200 ... ... Total payload 27 tonnes. So the A321 burned roughly half the fuel, but carried a bit more than half the passengers. However, the 777 carried an extra 7 tonnes of freight at just under double the A321's payload. First, I love any p...

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by Junglejames
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA pilots call off strike on September 27th, 2019
Replies: 133
Views: 22321

Re: BA pilots to strike, 9-10 27 September.

I'm sorry, £167k is not much living in the London area? Do you think everyone living in London makes more than that? I'm sorry, do you think every BA pilot makes £167k? A cadet pilot starts on £26,300. Remember they have training debt of ~£120,000. A short haul captain starts on £78,000. At Gatwick...

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