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by lhrsfosyd91
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA and the A350-1000
Replies: 37
Views: 8657

Re: BA and the A350-1000

789 has been operating JED for good few years. It features just 216 seats including First which is precisely why BA is operating this aircraft on high yielding routes such as JED. LOS isn't operated out of T3, you got that wrong. It is operated by a Mid-J B747 because of enormous demand for Y class...

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by lhrsfosyd91
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA and the A350-1000
Replies: 37
Views: 8657

Re: BA and the A350-1000

789 has been operating JED for good few years. It features just 216 seats including First which is precisely why BA is operating this aircraft on high yielding routes such as JED. LOS isn't operated out of T3, you got that wrong. It is operated by a Mid-J B747 because of enormous demand for Y class ...

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by lhrsfosyd91
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA and the A350-1000
Replies: 37
Views: 8657

Re: BA and the A350-1000

Your belief that JED and LOS are low yield is bizarre. YVR isn't a leisure destination, BA offers 111 flat beds every day to and from YVR. 93/2 was picked as it is more premium heavy than the 99/98. BLR, DXB and TLV were picked to respond to competition from AI, EK and VS/LY respectively. They certa...

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by lhrsfosyd91
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA and the A350-1000
Replies: 37
Views: 8657

Re: BA and the A350-1000

A350s are mainly replacing 3 and 4 class LHR B772 routes and Mid-J B747 aircraft.
Extra and existing B77Ws will be reconfigured and will replace High-J B747 aircraft.
B781s will replace current 4 class B772 and B77W routes.
Some B772s will leave the fleet and some will go to LGW.

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by lhrsfosyd91
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mahan Air 747-400
Replies: 6
Views: 2531

Re: Mahan Air 747-400

Don't they do cargo flights to Syria?

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by lhrsfosyd91
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HiFly A380 Operations Thread - 2019
Replies: 97
Views: 33931

Re: HiFly A380 Operations Thread - 2019

Hey, come on, guys, why the bitterness and crap that's posted above. It's just a company and a plane, and if the pair makes money, sounds good to me! Is it (still) because it's the A380? Hifly has a deal with Airbus, I believe. It's a bit "power by the hour" like, in that they only pay wh...

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by lhrsfosyd91
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inference: BA may acquire 6 x A380 ex-LH
Replies: 70
Views: 24168

Re: Inference: BA may acquire 6 x A380 ex-LH

A380 also works well on routes between airports that are not particularly slot constrained but require high number of premium seats at a particular time. They also work well for city pairs where there is limited demand for frequency due to time zone difference combined with travel time. LHR-HKG and...

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by lhrsfosyd91
Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP announces LIS-SCQ, drops LIS/OPO-LCY, LIS-BSL/CGN/STR, OPO-BCN/LYS, doubles OPO-MAD
Replies: 55
Views: 7831

Re: TAP announces LIS-SCQ, drops LIS-OPO/LCY, LIS-BSL/CGN/STR, OPO-BCN/LYS, doubles OPO-MAD

TP is definitely on a hot streak in the last year or so. I trust that this is some pretty important network cleanup, getting rid of a bunch of underperforming routes. Could couple with more regional additions in addition to SCQ and the MAD increase. Quick note, might want to edit the title to 'drop...

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by lhrsfosyd91
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways 747 Seattle route
Replies: 11
Views: 3317

Re: British Airways 747 Seattle route

It's not a mix of connections and space. Nobody connects from YVR to AA flights. It's a mix of route turnaround times, suitability for mid-J B747 and space. Certainly nobody would connect to AA at LHR from YVR, but they might perfectly well connect to other OneWorld airlines which use T3, or to oth...

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by lhrsfosyd91
Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways 747 Seattle route
Replies: 11
Views: 3317

Re: British Airways 747 Seattle route

It's not a mid J 747, those don't exist anymore (at least to the extent of my knowledge). BA has 86J and 52J 747s, the old 70J layout is no more. As a FYI, YVR is the low J variant, where I believe SEA might actually see a mix of both depending on the day. 52J B747 is referred to as Mid-J and 86J a...

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by lhrsfosyd91
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Heathrow (LHR) 2019 New Routes
Replies: 247
Views: 57805

Re: London Heathrow (LHR) 2019 New Routes

Seems barking, if LHR-JFK is the highest revenue route on Earth and Virgin drop two rotations to feed a Cuba flight from the Isle of Man on a Q400. Frequency is meant to be all important going West in this market. Aren’t Delta picking up the slack though? Virgin 5 daily and Delta 3 daily in Summer ...

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by lhrsfosyd91
Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways 747 Seattle route
Replies: 11
Views: 3317

Re: British Airways 747 Seattle route

It's not a mix of connections and space. Nobody connects from YVR to AA flights.

It's a mix of route turnaround times, suitability for mid-J B747 and space.

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by lhrsfosyd91
Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leasing during long turnarounds
Replies: 17
Views: 3137

Leasing during long turnarounds

Are there any airlines wet or dry leasing aircraft during long turnaround times at outstations? There are some loooong layovers in many places sometimes lasting 12+ hours.

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by lhrsfosyd91
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Japan to Amsterdam
Replies: 20
Views: 2297

Re: Japan to Amsterdam

Thank you very much for you replies. I guess that explains it, particularly the lack of feed, ANA serving DUS/BRU and JAL cutting back the long haul. Just seemed surprising from an casual armchair perspective that DUS was served by ANA over AMS. But hey, they know their routes and markets better th...

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by lhrsfosyd91
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Japan to Amsterdam
Replies: 20
Views: 2297

Re: Japan to Amsterdam

Japanese carriers are limited to fellow partner hubs and major financial centers. Their average fares are rather high therefore there aren't many places where they can make money. As you mentioned, there is no feed in AMS. This is also the case in MXP, FCO or IST. Well, as I have mentioned on the H...

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by lhrsfosyd91
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Japan to Amsterdam
Replies: 20
Views: 2297

Re: Japan to Amsterdam

Japanese carriers are limited to fellow partner hubs and major financial centers. Their average fares are rather high therefore there aren't many places where they can make money.

As you mentioned, there is no feed in AMS. This is also the case in MXP, FCO or IST.

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by lhrsfosyd91
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News & Expansion
Replies: 205
Views: 18509

Re: Wizz Air News & Expansion

I don't quite understand their new strategy of opening bases in western Europe. Lower labor costs in eastern Europe is what brought them success. Now they are trapped in places like London and Vienna with a lot of competition and the next downturn may be just around the corner... Perhaps they shoul...

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by lhrsfosyd91
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News & Expansion
Replies: 205
Views: 18509

Re: Wizz Air News & Expansion

I don't quite understand their new strategy of opening bases in western Europe. Lower labor costs in eastern Europe is what brought them success. Now they are trapped in places like London and Vienna with a lot of competition and the next downturn may be just around the corner... Perhaps they shoul...

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by lhrsfosyd91
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air reduce service to Japan
Replies: 21
Views: 4757

Re: Korean Air reduce service to Japan

More likely that the supply adjusts itself after years and years of growth by the LCCs. Anyone got any stats as to the number of routes between the countries year by year?

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by lhrsfosyd91
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow-JFK is the world's only billion-dollar airline route.
Replies: 51
Views: 10565

Re: Heathrow-JFK is the world's only billion-dollar airline route.

I'm surprised they haven't decided to send the A350 to EZE or BKK yet, it would be an enormous fuel saver.

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by lhrsfosyd91
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 625
Views: 79959

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

BUD-ICN is a strange one. Not so much because they are going to start long haul from BUD but why they chose ICN as their first Asian destination out of BUD. I am pretty sure they don't fly daily from WAW. ICN-BUD was one of the top5 unserved links from BUD. lots of Korean companies in Hungary and h...

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by lhrsfosyd91
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 82579

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

It's rather surprising they opted for DFW-TLV as opposed to ORD-TLV.

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by lhrsfosyd91
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to YYZ -- Why the Decline
Replies: 33
Views: 8502

Re: BA to YYZ -- Why the Decline

plenty of room to maintain the capacity given that the A319s are going. I don't think that follows... Number of aircraft in fleet and slots available are not the same thing, plus there is no deficit in fleet numbers as the A319's are being replaced like for like. It does follow. You can reduce freq...

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by lhrsfosyd91
Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to YYZ -- Why the Decline
Replies: 33
Views: 8502

Re: BA to YYZ -- Why the Decline

I do think there's room for modest growth especially a morning departure from LHR at around 10am Room for growth with what slots and aircraft? Requiring atleast one route to be cut, I can't imagine too much more short haul will be trimmed or else the european network starts looking looks sparse. A ...

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by lhrsfosyd91
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to YYZ -- Why the Decline
Replies: 33
Views: 8502

Re: BA to YYZ -- Why the Decline

bhxalex wrote:
lhrsfosyd91 wrote:
I do think there's room for modest growth especially a morning departure from LHR at around 10am


Room for growth with what slots and aircraft?


Same aircraft and slots that allowed growth year after year on long haul.

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by lhrsfosyd91
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to YYZ -- Why the Decline
Replies: 33
Views: 8502

Re: BA to YYZ -- Why the Decline

I do think there's room for modest growth especially a morning departure from LHR at around 10am

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by lhrsfosyd91
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LaCompagnie - Thought on Growth Strategy/New Routes
Replies: 20
Views: 3487

Re: LaCompagnie - Thought on Growth Strategy/New Routes

I think it's best they stick to routes that allow them 24h aircraft turnaround.

I think they should try Abijan to connect with the EWR departure both ways.

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by lhrsfosyd91
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LO BUD-ORD Cancelled?
Replies: 11
Views: 4191

Re: LO BUD-ORD Cancelled?

Another money bleeding exercise. No meaningful feed at either end with the point of sale overwhelmingly on the Korean side looking for bargain fares to Europe. They really wanted to expand capacity to ICN beyond the 5 weekly WAW-ICN, but were not able to. So this route seems to at least partially a...

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by lhrsfosyd91
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LO BUD-ORD Cancelled?
Replies: 11
Views: 4191

Re: LO BUD-ORD Cancelled?

Another money bleeding exercise. No meaningful feed at either end with the point of sale overwhelmingly on the Korean side looking for bargain fares to Europe.

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by lhrsfosyd91
Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA move to T5 in LHR?
Replies: 72
Views: 11755

Re: AA move to T5 in LHR?

Metal isn't as relevant as it was back in 2012. Gatwick to Barcelona or reduced LHR to HEL are the best of example of this.

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by lhrsfosyd91
Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA move to T5 in LHR?
Replies: 72
Views: 11755

Re: AA move to T5 in LHR?

If anything it would make the most sense for EI to operate all Irish services since they are introducing Club Europe style business class. T5 does not have enough CTA capable gates to absorb EI operations. That way BA could move more short haul services to T5, especially Barcelona and Lisbon where d...

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by lhrsfosyd91
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA move to T5 in LHR?
Replies: 72
Views: 11755

Re: AA move to T5 in LHR?

BA's choice of destinations in T3 is purely operational - short haul ops are A320 only and long haul are overwhelmingly mid-J B747. This is why this coming winter season Lyon and Luxembourg are moving to T5 where the flights can be operated by A319s instead of larger A320s. The general rationale is ...

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by lhrsfosyd91
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA move to T5 in LHR?
Replies: 72
Views: 11755

Re: AA move to T5 in LHR?

As we all know T5 isn't large enough for all of AA's ops but I can imagine some route consolidation (JFK, LAX, PHX, PHL or ORD).

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by lhrsfosyd91
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AZAL Azerbaijan Airlines ending U.S. service
Replies: 26
Views: 8342

Re: AZAL Azerbaijan Airlines ending U.S. service

Must have done a Facebook survey and decided to reinstate.

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by lhrsfosyd91
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA pilots to strike over the summer?
Replies: 50
Views: 7019

Re: BA pilots to strike over the summer?

The strike isn't necessarily going to go ahead. UK's High Court shall decide today.

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by lhrsfosyd91
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways flights to Cairo cancelled
Replies: 60
Views: 14177

Re: British Airways flights to Cairo cancelled

Lol...maybe we are exaggerating a bit? Retaliation? On a civilian aircraft? A lot of ppl might claim that Iranias are a lot of things but for sure they are not stupid...Even North Korea is not on that level. Retaliation can also mean grounding the aircraft for obscure reasons, or threats to the cre...

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by lhrsfosyd91
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways flights to Cairo cancelled
Replies: 60
Views: 14177

Re: British Airways flights to Cairo cancelled

I'm well aware of where MS804 originated.

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by lhrsfosyd91
Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways flights to Cairo cancelled
Replies: 60
Views: 14177

Re: British Airways flights to Cairo cancelled

BA like any other reputable business or government will not disclose the details which defines the whole idea of intelligence and surveillance. You can say or write whatever you want but what you do write or say discloses how little you know about aviation security and airline's operations. Failing ...

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by lhrsfosyd91
Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways flights to Cairo cancelled
Replies: 60
Views: 14177

Re: British Airways flights to Cairo cancelled

Well.. BA now officially confirmed that the cancellations had nothing to do with security at Cairo Airport but were rather due to terrorist threats against aviation in general. The British ambassador in Egypt apologised and made a formal statement that BA’s cancellations were not a result of any go...

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by lhrsfosyd91
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Poland's proposed new mega airport CPK reveals competing design concepts
Replies: 68
Views: 9492

Re: Poland's proposed new mega airport CPK reveals competing design concepts

It might be a situation that when it opens it’s underutilized, but 15 years later it’s thought of as a genius idea. I suppose. Consider that Poland has a population of over 38 million , while Spain has a population of 47 million, and look at how the airports are exploding in Spain. The two biggest ...

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by lhrsfosyd91
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 625
Views: 79959

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

I've noticed that since the maxes have been grounded, many of the LHR flights have been operated by E-jets - this seems like a significant capacity decrease compared to the maxes. How is LOT managing this? Were their maxes flying half empty previously? I'm genuinely curious. They also operate twice...

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by lhrsfosyd91
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pakistan reopens its airspace
Replies: 12
Views: 2830

Re: Pakistan reopens its airspace

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-48999736 "Indian service providers - Air India, SpiceJet, IndiGo and GoAir - lost nearly $80m (£63m) due to the closure of the Pakistani airpspace, India's aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri told the parliament recently." Never gonna make that...

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by lhrsfosyd91
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta at LHR
Replies: 64
Views: 12066

Re: Delta at LHR

What is the busiest European airport by International passenger numbers not served by US3?

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by lhrsfosyd91
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Poland's proposed new mega airport CPK reveals competing design concepts
Replies: 68
Views: 9492

Re: Poland's proposed new mega airport CPK reveals competing design concepts

Absolute waste of money and yet another result of overinflated national pride with no business case. Modlin is ideal for ever expanding low cost and charter market and that is precisely what the business case was for building it. The airport authority for WAW can restructure the fees to drive out an...

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by lhrsfosyd91
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air Starts London Luton - Russia
Replies: 29
Views: 4215

Re: Wizz Air Starts London Luton - Russia

It's fine - this time WizzAir will be offering a direct shuttle bus for passengers to connect on to Salisbury. Not Salisbury, but Victoria Station. Bus is operated by P-airbus.com. Of course it's not free, but it is the cheapest way to get into London from Luton airport. Wizzair sells tickets for t...

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by lhrsfosyd91
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 625
Views: 79959

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

Do you mind sharing with us an average fare one way from Europe to Vietnam? I'll give you a hint, it's not great. First of all I never said that Vietnam flights are potentially huge money makers or will have high yields. What I said was that last time LOT tried the route it was operated by an old i...

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by lhrsfosyd91
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 625
Views: 79959

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

Unless I am mistaken, the last attempt at HAN was, what...3 years ago? 4 maybe? It started in 2010 and went on for a few years with disastrous results, as far as I remember Yes you are mistaken like with most of the senseless negative posts you make. Hanoi was abandoned in 2012, that is 7 years ago...

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by lhrsfosyd91
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Euro Business Seats
Replies: 34
Views: 4743

Re: Euro Business Seats

I wonder if any of the European big 3 will ever try 3 class config on intra European routes. Especially BA which is operating from the largest premium market in the world. 8J on A319, 12J on A320 and 16J on A321. This would be followed by premium economy 3+3 with reclining seats, meals and drinks an...

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by lhrsfosyd91
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RIP SDV (Sde Dov, Israel)
Replies: 13
Views: 4933

Re: RIP SDV

More like economic reality and comparing SDV to LCY or LGA is ignorant. Keeping the airport open for one route several times daily was madness anyway.

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by lhrsfosyd91
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB to start CAI in March
Replies: 8
Views: 1533

Re: IB to start CAI in March

VCy wrote:
They could combine it with LCA to capture the gap left by Vueling and Cobalt when they closed their LCA-Spain routes but also gain some feed from the LCA-CAI sector which is currently dominated by EgyptAir at very high prices.


No.

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