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by lhrsfosyd91
Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European Airlines in KUL
Replies: 15
Views: 2956

Re: European Airlines in KUL

I’m wondering why there are so few European Carriers in KUL (Only British Airways, KLM, & Turkish). Malaysia is a very rich country, with alot of business, trendy destination with a lot of potential and also KUL is full of european expats. I Know that a few years ago AF & LH cancelled KUL, ...

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by lhrsfosyd91
Sat Dec 14, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA plans to schedule A350 to USA in 2020
Replies: 75
Views: 15889

Re: BA plans to schedule A350 to USA in 2020

What ever happened to BA having 17 flights week to IAD? About a year ago they announced that there would be an additional 789 flight in the late evening on IAD-LHR on M/TR/Sa in addition to the 2x daily 744 services. It seems that the route now features 1x 789 and 1x A388. It was a slot sitter to a...

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by lhrsfosyd91
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LY testing Melbourne flights
Replies: 39
Views: 8149

Re: LY testing Melbourne flights

The Aussies refused gun permits for the security guards so LY could not fly to Australia. Hopefully they will change their mind and allow it the same as most other countries Can't they simply pay the Australian police for the security coverage? Last time I checked at LHR the check in was guarded by...

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by lhrsfosyd91
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Schedules 744 for SJC-LHR in Summer 2020
Replies: 69
Views: 14461

Re: BA Schedules 744 for SJC-LHR in Summer 2020

Very interesting given the significant increase in fuel expenditure in comparison to a B789. The bean counters must be hoping increased revenue will offset higher fuel and staff costs. This is not a marginal uptick in capacity. It’s significant. I think you'll find a fuel burn from 4 engines instea...

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by lhrsfosyd91
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possibility of third airline on PHX-LHR route?
Replies: 49
Views: 8125

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

No chance for a 3rd daily from PHX. The market isn't time sensitive and any requirement for a capacity upgrade will come as an upgauge to the existing BA service. There is another advantage to more frequency in a market like this. Another flight would be hooked to different hub waves at both ends c...

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by lhrsfosyd91
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Schedules 744 for SJC-LHR in Summer 2020
Replies: 69
Views: 14461

Re: BA Schedules 744 for SJC-LHR in Summer 2020

Very interesting given the significant increase in fuel expenditure in comparison to a B789. The bean counters must be hoping increased revenue will offset higher fuel and staff costs.

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by lhrsfosyd91
Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possibility of third airline on PHX-LHR route?
Replies: 49
Views: 8125

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

No chance for a 3rd daily from PHX. The market isn't time sensitive and any requirement for a capacity upgrade will come as an upgauge to the existing BA service. This summer BA will already be a 77W so not much of an option for an upgauge there. Mid-J would be an upgauge and they are keeping those...

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by lhrsfosyd91
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possibility of third airline on PHX-LHR route?
Replies: 49
Views: 8125

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

No chance for a 3rd daily from PHX. The market isn't time sensitive and any requirement for a capacity upgrade will come as an upgauge to the existing BA service.

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by lhrsfosyd91
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to close two bases
Replies: 45
Views: 10129

Re: Ryanair to close two bases

The days of the secondary airports hours away from the cities Ryanair claims to serve are over. The gap between legacies and LCCs is simply not what is used to be in 2003 and a higher yield from the main airports outweighs the benefits of the lower operating costs in provincial airfields.

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by lhrsfosyd91
Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Luxair not hub?
Replies: 9
Views: 3131

Re: Why does luxair not hub?

They don't offer anything than isn't already connected directly by legacies and LCCs. Prices between LUX and major EU airports tend to be extremely high close to a departure day and they are wise to focus on operating small aircraft at high frequency to meet business demand rather than giving away c...

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by lhrsfosyd91
Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LY testing Melbourne flights
Replies: 39
Views: 8149

Re: LY testing Melbourne flights

El Al would have been much better off flying to SIN and codesharing with QF and JQ ex SIN.

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by lhrsfosyd91
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malta Air to Operate from VIE?
Replies: 5
Views: 1193

Re: Malta Air to Operate from VIE?

I think OS will be the biggest loser on the VIE-TLV route. The market won't sustain so many weekly flights with hardly any difference in the hard product between all carriers. OS route network does not offer anything beyond what isn't already available via ZRH, FRA, MUC and UA's gateways. Well, Aus...

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by lhrsfosyd91
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malta Air to Operate from VIE?
Replies: 5
Views: 1193

Re: Malta Air to Operate from VIE?

I think OS will be the biggest loser on the VIE-TLV route. The market won't sustain so many weekly flights with hardly any difference in the hard product between all carriers. OS route network does not offer anything beyond what isn't already available via ZRH, FRA, MUC and UA's gateways.

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by lhrsfosyd91
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion
Replies: 357
Views: 61630

Re: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion

We now have a lower cost operator for Iberia. Iberia now have a chaotically confusing four brands in Spain. Level Iberia Vueling Air Europa This is like Singapore airlines in 2016 and will change. With Air Europa, We now have an operator and proper brand for Level. I note from the presentation that...

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by lhrsfosyd91
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion
Replies: 357
Views: 61630

Re: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion

Seismic strategic shock, equal to DL buying LATAM. OneWorld hits out at SkyTeam, after SkyTeam hit out at OneWorld. Not exactly and not earth shattering either. LATAM is a massive player in the Latin America market and a global carrier. Air Europa is a fraction of LATAM's size and junior player in ...

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by lhrsfosyd91
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 122229

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

First flights out would likely carry no passengers on the way back so looks like there are extra flights for sale on a return to WAW but from DEL.

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by lhrsfosyd91
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vueling drops LCG-LHR and leaves Heathrow in 2020
Replies: 24
Views: 8194

Re: Vueling drops LCG-LHR and leaves Heathrow in 2020

I wouldn't put any money on this actually happening. Anyone following a history of this route would know the sales open up very late. VY is probably still negotiating the size of the subsidy for the next season.

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by lhrsfosyd91
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 122229

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

LOT failed to notify its passengers of the wet lease. It's irrelevant whether it's booked through United, LOT or Expedia. LOT advertises its intercontinental flights on the website as operated exclusively by B787s which is factually incorrect and simply false advertising given the length of the wetl...

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by lhrsfosyd91
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 122229

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

Let's quickly change the topic, we cannot possibly write anything negative about the national treasure.

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by lhrsfosyd91
Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 122229

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

The LOT staff were also extremely rude when asked about downgrade and flying a charter airline. They couldn't care less and did not even know the difference between a 767 and 787 or the fact that I was not flying LOT.

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by lhrsfosyd91
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 122229

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

I understand your frustration but as you are probably aware this is due to Rolls Royce engine issues and LO is trying its best to get you from point A to B by leasing aircraft from ACMI operators, which unfortunately usually operate older aircraft. Think he's unhappy about lack of communication and...

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by lhrsfosyd91
Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 122229

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

I booked an award ticket from Venice to ORD on LOT via WAW on the UA website. When I got to Warsaw the flight was delayed 3 hrs which was not the issue. The award ticket was advertised on a LOT 787 with no mention of possibly having to fly a charter airline Euro Atlantic Airways on a 2-4-2 767. It ...

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by lhrsfosyd91
Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 122229

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

Perhaps they have discovered untapped potential for flights to Chicago?

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by lhrsfosyd91
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA subs 772 to BWI today (Oct 28)
Replies: 25
Views: 5702

Re: BA subs 772 to BWI today (Oct 28)

Point of order - the LGW-JFK is performing very well, arguably a lot better than LHR-BWI! It's down to logistics - there are very few available widebody wet leases available. Evelop is one of them and it is logistically easier for them to operate from LGW. BA is able to reaccommodate passengers to ...

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by lhrsfosyd91
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA subs 772 to BWI today (Oct 28)
Replies: 25
Views: 5702

Re: BA subs 772 to BWI today (Oct 28)

RR has to provide an airframe for the grounded 787s and so BA management took the decision to put the Evelop aircraft on the poorly performing LGWJFK route where product differences (and lack of them) are not so important. Released BA airframe was put on the route affected by the grounded 787s and ...

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by lhrsfosyd91
Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America
Replies: 118
Views: 25025

Re: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America

cybergus wrote:
CCS could be a great usage of their A321LR. The route is currently being served with a horrible leased EuroAtlantic 767. They can just drop that lease and use the 321 (the capacity is more than enough)


The wet lease has nothing to do with aircraft unavailability.

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by lhrsfosyd91
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA subs 772 to BWI today (Oct 28)
Replies: 25
Views: 5702

Re: BA subs 772 to BWI today (Oct 28)

RR has to provide an airframe for the grounded 787s and so BA management took the decision to put the Evelop aircraft on the poorly performing LGWJFK route where product differences (and lack of them) are not so important. Released BA airframe was put on the route affected by the grounded 787s and w...

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by lhrsfosyd91
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad and First Class
Replies: 31
Views: 9080

Re: Etihad and First Class

If they want to be a boutique airline and have a USP, time to introduce world's best premium economy product.

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by lhrsfosyd91
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines selling extremely tight airport connections
Replies: 45
Views: 10527

Re: Airlines selling extremely tight airport connections

Your one off experience and few tales coming from others pale in comparison to the vast data available to airlines when establishing MCT.

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by lhrsfosyd91
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian and JetBlue announces cooperation
Replies: 44
Views: 9060

Re: Norwegian and JetBlue announces cooperation

It could be a joint business once B6 starts TATL and it pretty much confirms LGW as a gateway. IMO it pretty much confirms LHR. Why would B6 operate the same route as DY when the combined partnership could be serving both LHR and LGW? You don't see VS and DL operating the same route out of LGW do y...

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by lhrsfosyd91
Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian and JetBlue announces cooperation
Replies: 44
Views: 9060

Re: Norwegian and JetBlue announces cooperation

It could be a joint business once B6 starts TATL and it pretty much confirms LGW as a gateway.

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by lhrsfosyd91
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azul to join Avianca, Copa and United's partnership
Replies: 46
Views: 8617

Re: Azul to join Avianca, Copa and United's partnership

Gol's large presence at GRU makes it attractive for AA, however Gol flying on all economy B737s from secondary Brazilian cities to MIA/MCO not so much...

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by lhrsfosyd91
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azul to join Avianca, Copa and United's partnership
Replies: 46
Views: 8617

Re: Azul to join Avianca, Copa and United's partnership

Alliances are a legacy of the past. Joint ventures are what matters these days.

I guess AA has only got Gol to get in bed with?

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by lhrsfosyd91
Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Loganair over-stretching themselves?
Replies: 10
Views: 3845

Re: Are Loganair over-stretching themselves?

And yet more new routes announced. They will be taking over from BE on EMA-GLA/EDI with 3x and 4x respective rotations Mon-Fri. Already started EMA-BRU/INV and EMA-ABZ to start early 2020. In addition, from early next year we have multiple additional routes supporting the oil & gas sector as we...

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by lhrsfosyd91
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the A321XLR enable SN to operate Brussels-Lubumbashi?
Replies: 21
Views: 4801

Re: Could the A321XLR enable SN to operate Brussels-Lubumbashi?

A321 no matter how far it can fly, is not enough of an aircraft to take passengers, baggage and cargo to fly nonstop to FBM from BRU. you may want to reconsider: A321XLR: pax and their bags -> 4700nm taken from https://onemileatatime.com/airbus-a321xlr/ GC range FBM BRU is 3940nm ( or 7303km ) http...

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by lhrsfosyd91
Sat Sep 28, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the A321XLR enable SN to operate Brussels-Lubumbashi?
Replies: 21
Views: 4801

Re: Could the A321XLR enable SN to operate Brussels-Lubumbashi?

Sorry, I am left bewildered by this comment. Why would that be? Because it isn't a widebody aircraft? Is there a lot of air cargo out of Lubumbashi to Europe? What would that be? I would genuinely be interested to know. FBM is too high, too hot (avg October high 33C), and so likely too far. Ah ok. ...

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by lhrsfosyd91
Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the A321XLR enable SN to operate Brussels-Lubumbashi?
Replies: 21
Views: 4801

Re: Could the A321XLR enable SN to operate Brussels-Lubumbashi?

A321 no matter how far it can fly, is not enough of an aircraft to take passengers, baggage and cargo to fly nonstop to FBM from BRU.

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by lhrsfosyd91
Sat Sep 28, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 867
Views: 126268

Re: LATAM MAD hub to move/change due to DL acquisition?

LATAM flies to MAD not only because of IB but primarily because of the large traffic from Spain itself to South America. I don't see it changing as Air Europa will replace Iberia as a feeder. Unlikely LATAM would open up new routes to LHR as DL/VS presence is irrelevant and nobody would connect bey...

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by lhrsfosyd91
Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 867
Views: 126268

Re: LATAM MAD hub to move/change due to DL acquisition?

LATAM flies to MAD not only because of IB but primarily because of the large traffic from Spain itself to South America. I don't see it changing as Air Europa will replace Iberia as a feeder. Unlikely LATAM would open up new routes to LHR as DL/VS presence is irrelevant and nobody would connect beyo...

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by lhrsfosyd91
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VIE Bloodbath: Austrian taking over Eurowings Europe
Replies: 28
Views: 9088

Re: VIE Bloodbath: Austrian taking over Eurowings Europe

LEVEL would have been much better off setting up a base in Frankfurt rather than Vienna.

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by lhrsfosyd91
Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VIE Bloodbath: Austrian taking over Eurowings Europe
Replies: 28
Views: 9088

Re: VIE Bloodbath: Austrian taking over Eurowings Europe

Looking at the long term prospects, Anisec has to be the weakest link here. Minimal brand awareness and lack of long haul operation. That's in addition to a lack of any significant VY operation prior to its creation either.

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by lhrsfosyd91
Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour of British Airways launching Gatwick - Dubai
Replies: 55
Views: 11615

Re: Rumour of British Airways launching Gatwick - Dubai

It would need to be a seriously seriously good price for me to take one of the LGW 772s on BA to DXB over the competing EK product. I just don't think they are very nice. Flew their LHR four class cousins a couple of times in WT+ when I was living in DXB and the experience made me go up the road to...

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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: 9965

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: 9965

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: 9965

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: 9965

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: 2833

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: 108
Views: 40151

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: 25953

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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