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by bhxalex
Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: British Airways To Launch Long-Haul Flights From Manchester
Replies: 176
Views: 28620

Re: Rumor: British Airways To Launch Long-Haul Flights From Manchester

Alex Cruz at the 2019 Air League Sir Andrew Humphrey Memorial Lecture back in November made no mention of long haul flying from the regions in his vision for the future of BA. He was then asked by a member of the audience about potential BA plans for the regions, he point blank shot it down. I can’t...

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by bhxalex
Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: British Airways To Launch Long-Haul Flights From Manchester
Replies: 176
Views: 28620

Re: Rumor: British Airways To Launch Long-Haul Flights From Manchester

Surely AA as part of the BA/AA Tatl joint venture would be better placed to add service. ORD, DFW, LAX, BOS, MIA, CLT and JFK are already hubs or have existing AA metal on Tatl services, so wouldn’t using AA to open these services eliminate the cost of opening a base at MAN? Aside from maybe Washing...

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by bhxalex
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: British Airways To Launch Long-Haul Flights From Manchester
Replies: 176
Views: 28620

Re: Rumor: British Airways To Launch Long-Haul Flights From Manchester

Looked at ba finances vs that of vs. ba has plenty of resources to wack the yields of a competitor to stop them from gaining traction. It did the same against dy. Why not against vs getting out of line. Plenty of resources such as a no spare widebody aircraft for the foreseeable future... They are ...

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by bhxalex
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OFFICIAL: UA Gains 24 of 39 New DEN Gates
Replies: 285
Views: 40149

Re: UA to Potentially Gain 24 of 39 New DEN Gates

Slightly off topic but what is the US obsession/practice with gates being owned by airlines?
I do not understand the logic too it at all, surely it can’t be the most efficient way for operations or we’d see a similar situation globally?

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by bhxalex
Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: British Airways To Launch Long-Haul Flights From Manchester
Replies: 176
Views: 28620

Re: Rumor: British Airways To Launch Long-Haul Flights From Manchester

tphuang wrote:
Looked at ba finances vs that of vs. ba has plenty of resources to wack the yields of a competitor to stop them from gaining traction.

It did the same against dy. Why not against vs getting out of line.


Plenty of resources such as a no spare widebody aircraft for the foreseeable future...

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by bhxalex
Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: British Airways To Launch Long-Haul Flights From Manchester
Replies: 176
Views: 28620

Re: Rumor: British Airways To Launch Long-Haul Flights From Manchester

If someone could enlighten me as to where the aircraft is coming from that would be great... With 777 densification, 787 engine issues and 747 retirements, there’s no room for expansion. I think they’re gaining 4 77Ws for 3 772s, aside from that there’s no surplus of widebody aircraft planned any ti...

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by bhxalex
Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/20: 2020 Vision!
Replies: 180
Views: 23475

Re: Irish 1/20: 2020 Vision!

Qatar are increasing DOH to double daily between July and October 2020 https://twitter.com/qatarairways/status/1212357808827461632 Next move would be a larger plane. Funny how QR continue to increase services to DUB while EY continue to decrease them. Fair play to EY though despite cutting loads of...

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by bhxalex
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possibility of third airline on PHX-LHR route?
Replies: 49
Views: 8112

Re: Possibility of third airline on PHX-LHR route?

BA744PHX wrote:
I can see AA downgrading from the 772 to 2 daily 787 or same with BA from 773 to 2 daily 787


Which routes are being cut at LHR to allow for this then? Slim to no chance a slot would be wasted creating this unnecessary 3rd daily flight on smaller equipment.

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by bhxalex
Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GF schedules nine flights to DOH via KWI for the Gulf Cup Final
Replies: 20
Views: 3866

Re: GF schedules nine flights to DOH via KWI for the Gulf Cup Final

Where's the climate change mob for this?

Ridiculous waste of fuel and time.

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by bhxalex
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future of JFK Airport (future routes, future airlines Etc)
Replies: 11
Views: 3454

Re: Future of JFK Airport (future routes, future airlines Etc)

Oman Air to Muscat is a matter of when not if, the 789 is perfect for that mission.

CPH & ARN are candidates to return for Norwegian when they receive the A321LRs. The 787s proved to be too much metal, especially in the low seasons.

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by bhxalex
Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA accuses Lufthansa of illegal flights
Replies: 112
Views: 22059

Re: FAA accuses Lufthansa of illegal flights

Quite a baffling and concerning oversight from the FAA.

Storm in a tea cup though and such a steep fine seems unnecessary and pointless.

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by bhxalex
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM launches AMS-ORK
Replies: 25
Views: 5946

Re: KLM launches AMS-ORK

EIEIDW wrote:
This is great for Cork!
3 Daily offerings by Air France/KLM

I wonder if this will impact BHD-AMS


How will this impact BHD at all?

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by bhxalex
Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to end all longhaul services from CPH and ARN
Replies: 64
Views: 14937

Re: Norwegian LH in ARN and CPH just to Thailand after OCT19?

Wonder if they just dump (most of) their 787s soon OR something is going on and they will be taken over by one of the big players in Europe soon? LH Group? They're doing well at LGW and have had to use a variety of leased aircraft to cover capacity during the engine issues, nothing to suggest the 7...

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by bhxalex
Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM launches AMS-ORK
Replies: 25
Views: 5946

Re: KLM launches AMS-ORK

Excellent add, ORK really benefiting from European connectivity in recent years.

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by bhxalex
Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation in an Independent Bougainville
Replies: 12
Views: 2265

Re: Aviation in an Independent Bougainville

Airontario wrote:
Daily service to DTW I expect.


Don't give him an excuse to try and justify this somehow!!

Cairns or Brisbane 3w on a regional jet would be a shout, anything more is wishful thinking beyond tag ons or tweaks to current service.

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by bhxalex
Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New market for the Canary Islands
Replies: 65
Views: 9300

Re: New market for the Canary Islands

No. There's zero premium demand and almost no demand full stop at the Canaries PoS. Aside from the beaches and resorts, there's precious little else to do there or anywhere else within a few hours flying distance. Not to mention copius similar, cheaper places half the distance away from both sides o...

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by bhxalex
Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SA closes Guangzhou reservations from January 2020
Replies: 32
Views: 6437

Re: Updated: SA closes Guangzhou reservations from January 2020

How on earth did they think flying an A340 on that route would breakeven, let alone make money. Typical SAA bad decisions, absolutely zero surprise at this outcome. 343's economy isn't that bad according to my understanding? Not an ideal aircraft for long, low yield routes such as this. That said e...

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by bhxalex
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SA closes Guangzhou reservations from January 2020
Replies: 32
Views: 6437

Re: Updated: SA closes Guangzhou reservations from January 2020

How on earth did they think flying an A340 on that route would breakeven, let alone make money. Typical SAA bad decisions, absolutely zero surprise at this outcome.

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by bhxalex
Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Critical Airport Problems Worldwide?
Replies: 19
Views: 2340

Re: Most Critical Airport Problems Worldwide?

Lack of Expansion of BOTH LHR & LGW. The idiocy of thinking just one extra runway will relieve congestion is baffling. It's clear as day Heathrow needs 4+ runways to reach anywhere near it's potential, likewise Gatwick needs an extra runway regardless of anything happening at Heathrow. The fact ...

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by bhxalex
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Macau considers widebodies for service to US and Europe
Replies: 45
Views: 6128

Re: Air Macau considers widebodies for service to US and Europe

None of the ME3 have shown any interest in MFM, if there was any sort of consistent demand between MFM-EU then we would have seen a QR/EY/EK/TK service a couple of times a week by now. They could try offering cheap connections onto BKK, DAD & HAN, but their current destination portfolio doesn't ...

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by bhxalex
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: All announced new routes thread
Replies: 16
Views: 2932

Re: All announced new routes thread

zm093 wrote:
BA adding DMM from LHR via BAH


Was reported weeks ago.

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by bhxalex
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What routes would you like to see?
Replies: 49
Views: 2875

Re: What routes would you like to see?

From BHX within the realms of reason: Ryanair BGY or MXP 3w CIA 3w PSA 2w NAP 2w SXF 3w HAM 2w CGN 2w ATH 3w PFO 2w SVQ 2w VLC 2w NTE 2w MRS 2w CPH 3w GOT 2w BUD 3w RIX 2w LIS 3w RAK 2w ORK Daily SNN 4w Easyjet IOM 3w GIB 2w ABZ daily INV 4w JER 3w Aurigny GCI 5w ATR72 Eurowings HAM daily DH4/319 ST...

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by bhxalex
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways Fleet Discussion and News Thread
Replies: 94
Views: 6987

Re: Thai Airways A340-600

Their current configuration is far too premium heavy for the vast majority, if not all of their markets right now. Bangkok is notoriously low yield, no matter what spin is put on it, and there's competition from every other airline under the sun from LCCs to 5* airlines. It might make sense to fit t...

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by bhxalex
Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best Etihad Livery just arrived
Replies: 16
Views: 7689

Re: Best Etihad Livery just arrived

The A380 in London livery is much better!

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by bhxalex
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next airline to collapse?
Replies: 14
Views: 4124

Re: Next airline to collapse?

Someone has to give in Thailand, too many new LCC airlines, huge market yes but very price sensitive and just about every airport under the Asian sun already has a Bangkok flight. I think both Bangkok airports being at or near capacity at the moment is inadvertently preventing market saturation.

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by bhxalex
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TUI big expansion planned
Replies: 32
Views: 11766

Re: TUI big expansion planned

On a related note; LS have just announced new routes from BHX & MAN, an extra 3 and 4 based aircraft respectively. Takes BHX up to 14 based aircraft next summer, not bad for a base less than 3 years old!

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by bhxalex
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tarom seeks US service resumption in 2020; lease widebody
Replies: 82
Views: 16976

Re: Tarom seeks US service resumption in 2020; lease widebody

If RO launches these flights, who stands to lose the most? OS? TK? LH? LO? I find it odd to see multiple mentions of TK playing a big role in the OTP - USA. Most westbound long haul offers are from LH, OS, KL, AF TK, and to a lesser extent SU & UIA often undercut those airlines on Central/Easte...

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by bhxalex
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does MAN get so few BAW international flights and destinations?
Replies: 52
Views: 17295

Re: Why does MAN get so few BAW international flights and destinies?

If you ask me, BA have basically ceded the MAN market now to a point where they would be reentering a competitive marketplace. I'm not going to argue the point that London is undoubtedly a goldmine, but the argument about a lack of premium passengers ex-MAN is something I don't buy into when other ...

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by bhxalex
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does MAN get so few BAW international flights and destinations?
Replies: 52
Views: 17295

Re: Why does MAN get so few BAW international flights and destinies?

[BA doesn't need to set up a costly base at MAN for a few flights across the pond,. The only problem with that argument is why does VS have a base at MAN, presumably just as costly as a BA one would be, with 2 types of aircraft (744 and A330) for no more than 6 flights a day and STILL manages to de...

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by bhxalex
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does MAN get so few BAW international flights and destinations?
Replies: 52
Views: 17295

Re: Why does MAN get so few BAW international flights and destinies?

Why would BA return to MAN for (those "somewhat premium") markets like MAN-JFK, MAN-BOS, MAN-ORD, MAN-MIA, MAN-DFW (AA hubs) when it could get AA to fly those routes instead of BA? Or why would British Airways think british citizens would fly American Airlines some of those routes if they...

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by bhxalex
Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does MAN get so few BAW international flights and destinations?
Replies: 52
Views: 17295

Re: Why does MAN get so few BAW international flights and destinies?

MAN does not have the premium traffic to support a BA hub with destinations similar to LHR. The competition to bucket and spade destinations is fierce currently and BA could not compete on costs against EZY or FR. The airport is full at peak times, so logistically it wouldn't be possible without an...

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by bhxalex
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does MAN get so few BAW international flights and destinations?
Replies: 52
Views: 17295

Re: Why does MAN get so few BAW international flights and destinies?

MAN does not have the premium traffic to support a BA hub with destinations similar to LHR. The competition to bucket and spade destinations is fierce currently and BA could not compete on costs against EZY or FR. The airport is full at peak times, so logistically it wouldn't be possible without an...

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by bhxalex
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does MAN get so few BAW international flights and destinations?
Replies: 52
Views: 17295

Re: Why does MAN get so few BAW international flights and destinies?

MAN does not have the premium traffic to support a BA hub with destinations similar to LHR. The competition to bucket and spade destinations is fierce currently and BA could not compete on costs against EZY or FR. The airport is full at peak times, so logistically it wouldn't be possible without an ...

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by bhxalex
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines Announces Codeshare Agreement With British Airways (Finally...)
Replies: 35
Views: 7768

Re: Malaysia Airlines Announces Codeshare Agreement With British Airways (Finally...)

flee wrote:
MH does not have the equipment to operate direct flights to Europe.


They have 359s, which currently operate double daily to LHR. As well as 380s which are also capable of operating direct from KUL to Europe.

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by bhxalex
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa loses No-Show lawsuit
Replies: 85
Views: 17381

Re: Lufthansa loses No-Show lawsuit

The correct outcome. If this had gone the other way it would have set a very dangerous precedent.

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by bhxalex
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 1187
Views: 532706

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

J is the tenth letter of the alphabet. Well yeah, but for clarity: I'm asking why AvGeeks have decided to randomly use that for airline designators, when no one in the industry does that? The origin is what I'm wondering. I think it was used on Boeing 737-700 as B73G Enviado do meu ASUS_X017DA atra...

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by bhxalex
Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Changi Airport wants SQ or another airline to start SIN-YVR/ORD
Replies: 28
Views: 5803

Re: Changi Airport wants SQ or another airline to start SIN-YVR/ORD

By no means an expert here, but I feel that if it were to happen, YVR-SIN on AC is much more likely than on SQ. The AC 772LR's could make it certainly, but profitably? That's another question. This route favours SQ as they have the better performing and more premium configured aircraft for the rout...

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by bhxalex
Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour of British Airways launching Gatwick - Dubai
Replies: 55
Views: 11578

Re: Rumour of British Airways launching Gatwick - Dubai

I know nothing about LHR or LGW (or which BA aircraft are solely in which airport), but can BA realistically fill and profit off of a daily LGW-DXB on a 772 on top of their already dailies to Dubai? I know EK does it well. While it's not completely crazy, I'm still perplexed on the economics if thi...

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by bhxalex
Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TATL route predictions
Replies: 21
Views: 2319

Re: TATL route predictions

Aer Lingus Detroit-Dublin WOW Air Detroit-Reykjavik. I think these two routes could coexist along with Delta and Lufthansa in Detroit without impacting them in a negative way. Gives customers a better choice across the board while growing the market. Seen some pretty baffling DTW-XYZ route suggesti...

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by bhxalex
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 217960

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines News and Discussion Thread

f4f3a wrote:
Are there still airtanker 330 in the fleet? Could a loan be excused by the government on the bases of keeping national assets secure and not impounded ?


Not sure how that makes any sense at all.

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by bhxalex
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France downgauges EZE
Replies: 14
Views: 5803

Re: Air France downgauges EZE

Indeed I think BA would rather use the 789 if it was to change the 777-200. As for LH, if my memory is correct, they've never downgauged the aircraft since they began flying to EZE. Always 744, later changed to 748. And in the remote case they would need to downgauge, I think the A359 would be more...

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by bhxalex
Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour of British Airways launching Gatwick - Dubai
Replies: 55
Views: 11578

Re: Rumour of British Airways launching Gatwick - Dubai

Perhaps, but their higher density 777s at LGW aren't a competitive product Vs the EK 380s. Nor can BA undercut EK without making a loss and potentially reducing their LHR-DXB yield.

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by bhxalex
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where is BA's announcement for North America expansion in 2020?
Replies: 12
Views: 4429

Re: Where is BA's announcement for North America expansion in 2020?

News and updates will be posted when they actually materialize. Patience.

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by bhxalex
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why no direct flight between Singapore and Vienna?
Replies: 12
Views: 1872

Re: Why no direct flight between Singapore and Vienna?

OS doesn't have the right aircraft currently, it's too far for the 767s and the 772s would likely burn too much fuel to be profitable over that distance. SQ would be best placed with a 359, maybe 4-5 weekly initially. But with FRA, MUC & ZRH all under an hour flight time away and each with atlea...

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by bhxalex
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's up with Malaysia Airlines's A380s?
Replies: 22
Views: 3310

Re: Malaysian Airlines A380's

They have been parked up at KUL for the last 18 months at least with minimal use. They have no regular scheduled use for 1 frame let alone the rest, the only flying the 380 does is on Medina charters for other entities. Seems they're just ignoring them and forgetting about the problem, as they've ba...

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by bhxalex
Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: KLM Orders/Leasing 2 x 777-300s and Converts 789s to 10s
Replies: 127
Views: 24376

Re: KLM Orders/Leasing 2 x 777-300s (unconfirmed) and Converts 789s to 10s (confirmed)

In related news, on of the political parties in our Parlement, wants slots to be awarded at Schiphol only for routes longer than 750km, so short-haul to be abandoned, people should take the train for this. This will free up slots for long haul routes, 90.000 of them. So this could be quite an inter...

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by bhxalex
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana reduces LHR; leases slots to Kuwait Airways
Replies: 15
Views: 4501

Re: Asiana reduces LHR; leases slots to Kuwait Airways

Spiderguy252 wrote:
Rumour going around that KU are set to resume KWI-LHR-JFK.

Whether this news has something to do with it I don't know.


Once weekly in each direction with those new slots? I think not.

Absolutely no need for such a route in this day and age.

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by bhxalex
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any reason why TUI haven't expanded their operations from London Southend Airport?
Replies: 3
Views: 1126

Re: Any reason why TUI haven't expanded their operations from London Southend Airport?

They're hamstrung by a lack of aircraft this summer. They've already got quite a few wet leased aircraft operating for them.

Whether they want to compete with U2 & FR at a relatively small airport is another matter entirely. We shall see when/if the MAX issues are resolved.

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by bhxalex
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why no BA to PTY?
Replies: 2
Views: 1544

Re: Why no BA to PTY?

One would imagine it's a case of when not if, but with the Heathrow slot situation they believe they can make more money elsewhere. Everything currently will be routed via IB @ MAD. Without BA and IB both being owned by IAG, I have a feeling we could have seen LHR- BOG, PTY and LGW- HAV, SDQ by now....

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by bhxalex
Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Missed Connection in BRU - Airline or Airport At Fault?
Replies: 21
Views: 2735

Re: Missed Connection in BRU - Airline or Airport At Fault?

zeke wrote:
Probably neither the airports or airlines fault. If you held a different passport you could have made the connection.

Welcome to brexit.



Nothing to do with the OP's passport or Brexit.

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