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by SueD
Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA banned from Europe
Replies: 93
Views: 17707

Re: PIA banned from Europe

UK CAA has also now banned PIA from MAN BHX LHR effective tomorrow. Wednesday July 1st, 2020: There is a PIA flight en-route to LHR. - PK785 ISB 12.06 - LHR 16.00 B77W AP-BID https://www.flightradar24.com/PIA785/24d2cedf Question is....... will Pakistan take retaliatory action against EU carriers a...

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by SueD
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA 91 757 ???
Replies: 12
Views: 2570

Re: UA 91 757 ???

Very definitely a mistake UA91 is currently airborne with a 787-10 N12012 over Québec right now, whilst UA90 is headed east again with a 787-10 N16008 over Central Europe. Sometimes the same UA codes are applied to proceeding and preceding domestic sectors using gauge changes; is this the case for 9...

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by SueD
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Helicopter Manufacturer found. Or rather, busted. In Moldova
Replies: 19
Views: 3845

Re: New Helicopter Manufacturer found. Or rather, busted. In Moldova

The illegality is a least three folding

1. Importation of materials breaching WTO rules declarations duties and appropriate taxes
2. Exportation see above
3. EASA/FAA and other airworthiness design, certifications and licenses.

Civil matters include breached of IT property rights .

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by SueD
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA9708 into LHR this morning
Replies: 7
Views: 4276

Re: AA9708 into LHR this morning

Pre 6am landing slots are in limited supply . Arrive early and it’s round and round and round again till 6am .

COVID19 hasn’t changed the pre 6am noice abatement slot regulations as far as I know.

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by SueD
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the future of LGW? What will it mean for the other hubs?
Replies: 86
Views: 9889

Re: What is the future of LGW? What will it mean for the other hubs?

Right where to start what’s appalling about Gatwick - Direct trains to Bedford and simple same platform change at London Bridge to points as far north as Cambridge and Peterborough . Hop over the bridge at Farringdon and the ENTIRE northern lines of the LUL - the Metropolitan, the Hammersmith and C...

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by SueD
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the future of LGW? What will it mean for the other hubs?
Replies: 86
Views: 9889

Re: What is the future of LGW? What will it mean for the other hubs?

The major issue for Gatwick is its location. It is appallingly placed for most residents of the south east of England. For low cost traveller to Europe the cost of getting to/from the airport is a critical factor. Right where to start what’s appalling about Gatwick - Direct trains to Bedford and si...

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by SueD
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the future of LGW? What will it mean for the other hubs?
Replies: 86
Views: 9889

Re: What is the future of LGW? What will it mean for the other hubs?

The major issue for Gatwick is its location. It is appallingly placed for most residents of the south east of England. For low cost traveller to Europe the cost of getting to/from the airport is a critical factor. Right where to start what’s appalling about Gatwick - Direct trains to Bedford and si...

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by SueD
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020
Replies: 134
Views: 26848

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020

MAN’s US services have taken a real blow over the past few years; American/US - Charlotte, Chicago, New York Delta/Virgin - Boston, Las Vegas, San Francisco Thomas Cook - Boston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Orlando, San Francisco, Seattle United - Newark, Washington All gone - who woul...

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by SueD
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020
Replies: 134
Views: 26848

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020

If Iran Air have been allowed to operate into MAN for political rather than commercial reasons then this government is even more inept than I thought. There are some very important Humanitarian reasons you might like to research ! And yes a significant local Iranian and Iraqi diaspora and market in...

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by SueD
Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Emirates have to completely change business model?
Replies: 17
Views: 2440

Re: Will Emirates have to completely change business model?

Many British travellers do indeed travel to Dubai on holidays to see the snow run and those shops and of cause Burj Khalifa; Whilst not a few rather rich ( entertainers and sports families - well over paid I might add) own property in the Emirate. Yes there is indeed a holiday industry and its integ...

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by SueD
Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Emirates have to completely change business model?
Replies: 17
Views: 2440

Re: Will Emirates have to completely change business model?

Emirates are close to the line of pricing themselves out of the market. I’m researching a Christmas trip to Australia pending Coronavirus restrictions being lifted. It’s €1500 with EK ex DXB. €1200 with QF ex LXR or €1000 going 2 stop with SIA Right now Emirates are like others conserving cash and ...

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by SueD
Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Emirates have to completely change business model?
Replies: 17
Views: 2440

Re: Will Emirates have to completely change business model?

Dubai has a rather nice inside snow resort and numerous air conditioned shopping malls. Now to the thread opener; Firstly one of the usual complaints over the Emirates are LOWER fares especially on certains city pairs ! The business model is certainly far from broken and especially so from the prime...

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by SueD
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 311
Views: 57034

Re: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-53010085 BA are selling their art collection to raise cash Why would an airline amass so much art? Tax avoidence? The collection of around 150 pieces, amassed over 17 years, that 'rotates around BA offices', according to the article. One piece could be worth ''at...

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by SueD
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets
Replies: 176
Views: 16448

Re: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets

Vienna on the other hand... OS reminds me a bit of Iznogoud. I want to be Lufthansa in stead of Lufthansa. Re-phrase in plain German, please? From what I remember Iznogaud is a French satirical comic in which the lead character is a Grand Vizier of Baghdad and utters the words - I want to be Caliph...

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by SueD
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets
Replies: 176
Views: 16448

Re: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets

Curious to see if it passes EU rules, setting a minimum price is generally not acceptable. Also curious how Austrian customers will be able to redeem their Miles and More flights. At this point, it is safe to say that the EU is dead, it is every nation for themselves now. If the EU allows this nons...

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by SueD
Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA fleet parking, at 40+ including 747s, A380s
Replies: 113
Views: 40985

Re: Updated: BA fleet parking, at 40+ including 747s, A380s

fcogafa wrote:
St Albans International, previously known as Radlett, home of Handley Page


Ha Ha (Funny). Those Heralds Long forgotten !

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by SueD
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets
Replies: 176
Views: 16448

Re: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets

This is nonsense form the Green Party of Austria. This will benefit Bratislava. LH might not want to continue with the OS brand. And people will not want to travel to Vienna for a weekend getaway. LCC's will definitely go for Bratislava as far as Vienna goes. With regards to other destinations such...

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by SueD
Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGW has 21 departing passengers in 1 day
Replies: 9
Views: 5991

Re: LGW has 21 departing passengers in 1 day

Any more than it already is ?

Easyjet and BA Gatwick , Vueling , Wizz, Ryanair, dominate

Virgin weren’t that large and Delta planned return has be canned .

Virgin on average operated six flight per day , Easy operate that in about twenty minutes under normal conditions !

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by SueD
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Czech Airlines returning to LHR
Replies: 29
Views: 5986

Re: Czech Airlines returning to LHR

Berg why worry it’s not like they offer anything much beyond Prague and it will be a crappy Smartwings/Travel Service 737 anyway . It pretty much O And D in both directions and a recovery of a slot pair each day in the current down turn . And probably replaces their Gatwick Travel Service operation ...

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by SueD
Fri May 29, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways route updates
Replies: 151
Views: 31521

Re: British Airways route updates

Demand last year was strong on HEL-LHR early in the morning (Finnair were able to fill an A350 !) and LHR-HEL - there are a lot of suits on these flights Were finnair able to fill an A350 or were they just using it for the cargo? Shed loads of Connections over Helsinki to the secondary Asian points...

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by SueD
Thu May 28, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways route updates
Replies: 151
Views: 31521

Re: British Airways route updates

Naff all in the drive from Tivat or Podgorica to Budva both are about a hour and half drive away by road. Ground transfers on the local buses ain’t breaking the bank ether €10 each way and a taxi €30 maximum Believe World Holidays US agents generated a quite some interest from Chicago from the local...

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by SueD
Fri May 22, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Etihad Considers Retiring A380s and Abandoning A350s
Replies: 104
Views: 26362

Re: Rumor: Etihad Considers Retiring A380s and Abandoning A350s

Agreed. They were a basket case with no clear strategy even at good times. What’s the reason for Etihad’s existance? Abu Dhabi is small and could very well be served by literally anyone else in the region. This shows complete lack of understanding of regional political dynamics within the UAE and o...

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by SueD
Fri May 22, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar returning A350 leased from LATAM?
Replies: 17
Views: 4668

Re: Qatar returning A350 leased from LATAM?

Move engines to correct airframe check paperwork logs and end of lease fees etc... so all aircraft are as factory condition. Stsndard procedures.

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by SueD
Thu May 21, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020
Replies: 134
Views: 26848

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020

Does anyone know why VS flew a 747 (G-VROY) from GLA to MAN yesterday afternoon? It's my first post - so please be kind :) All Virgin 747s are being positioned to Manchester where decommissioning tasks including moving of engines to correct aircraft as per certification and ownership papers etc.......

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by SueD
Thu May 14, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargo operators in India - why so few?
Replies: 13
Views: 1362

Re: Cargo operators in India - why so few?

Most freight doesn’t give a fig about time cepting perishables and a very few electronic and pharmaceutical products . The later two are rarely bulk and can easily be carried in belly freight of even narrow body fleets Whilst India is a huge economy based on bodies it remains far from developed and ...

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by SueD
Wed May 13, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?
Replies: 1317
Views: 162068

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

$100 million euro a week is nothing compared to what DL is losing right now. And I see DL doing plenty of unnecessary capacity in SEA. VS getting $500 million from Branson in a best case scenario still leads them to having no money and heavily in debt in a few months. ATL is not the optimal place t...

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by SueD
Wed May 13, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Airlines MD11 Routes
Replies: 25
Views: 2111

Re: American Airlines MD11 Routes

Manchester - Chicago O’Hare was the FIrst scheduled MD11 route into Europe by American in 1992 way before Heathrow It’s not exactly clear to me if that was scheduled or an aircraft substitution. It was scheduled and run with the MD11 for several years - Manchester also saw Delta MD11s Manchester - ...

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by SueD
Wed May 13, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Airlines MD11 Routes
Replies: 25
Views: 2111

Re: American Airlines MD11 Routes

Manchester - Chicago O’Hare was the FIrst scheduled MD11 route into Europe by American in 1992 way before Heathrow

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by SueD
Wed May 13, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?
Replies: 1317
Views: 162068

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

Not disputed however the social distancing rules are spurious and seem to vary from country to country and are almost certainly more of a political construct than scientific evidence based imho. Right now MOL , Willy and others are rightly pointing out their complete impracticality in the aviation i...

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by SueD
Wed May 13, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?
Replies: 1317
Views: 162068

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

I think releasing this schedule is somewhat of a PR exercise and maybe more for investors than for customers. What's the chances that flights from GLA/BFS and MAN are all for hub through LHR intially? There is going to be a lot of spare capacity. RE: BA in a lot of ways their conundrum is more comp...

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by SueD
Tue May 12, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to Antonov?
Replies: 36
Views: 7729

Re: What happened to Antonov?

How big was Antonov. compared to Tupolev and Ilyushin and Yakolev from the 1950s right through to the 2000,s of late I have had a real interest in the Russian jets. Sort of misconception of the SSSR aviation industries - There were design houses AND manufacturing facilities that were actually separ...

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by SueD
Sun May 10, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern: Wuhan to London Gatwick. June '20
Replies: 21
Views: 5832

Re: China Southern: Wuhan to London Gatwick. June '20

Did the British govt let flights from Wuhan and London continue through this crisis? If the flights were suspended, and I hope they were, when were they suspended. Reading this thread Today is actually fascinating. They did, but all passengers were screened on arrival at Heathrow, in a special zone...

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by SueD
Sun May 10, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern: Wuhan to London Gatwick. June '20
Replies: 21
Views: 5832

Re: China Southern: Wuhan to London Gatwick. June '20

Did the British govt let flights from Wuhan and London continue through this crisis? If the flights were suspended, and I hope they were, when were they suspended. Reading this thread Today is actually fascinating. They did, but all passengers were screened on arrival at Heathrow, in a special zone...

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by SueD
Sun May 10, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Laker Airways nonstop London-Tampa?
Replies: 17
Views: 4094

Re: Laker Airways nonstop London-Tampa?

Spaceship yes they did .

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by SueD
Sat May 09, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should airlines be allowed to hedge against fuel price flactuations ?
Replies: 58
Views: 5298

Re: Should airlines be allowed to hedge against fuel price flactuations ?

Why not its just a futures trade and contains the requisite risk - Nothing out of the ordinary Such trades are essential in commodity markets to predict levels of demand and in event of something untold of such as COVID19 coming up your investment can go badly wrong . Epitome of the capitalist econo...

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by SueD
Sat May 09, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Laker Airways nonstop London-Tampa?
Replies: 17
Views: 4094

Re: Laker Airways nonstop London-Tampa?

The series 10 could make it to the East coast/Toronto. I think Lakers initial batch of series 10 operated as far as Calgary non stop in a 33+ density. Maybe Tampa stopped in Bangor main. Cal/Nov air operated a series 10 to Florida via BGR. And didn't continental iinitially operate EWR- LGW on serie...

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by SueD
Fri May 08, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Laker Airways nonstop London-Tampa?
Replies: 17
Views: 4094

Re: Laker Airways nonstop London-Tampa?

Laker operated six series 10 and five series 30 models . The series 10 barely made New York and Toronto none stop however were also deployed to the Med and Canaries . The five series 30 aircraft were acquired for Miami and Los Angeles services from Gatwick Manchester and Prestwick. Tampa was served ...

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by SueD
Thu May 07, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR A330 into LHR
Replies: 14
Views: 4285

Re: AR A330 into LHR

Ask Mar Thatcher and the Malvinas issues ! Last scheduled services was in 1990 through they did operate a few Rugby World Cup related flights in 2015 You mean the Falkland Islands? The ones as far from Argentina as London is from Lisbon? The ones Argentina never had sovereignty over? THOSE islands ...

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by SueD
Thu May 07, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR A330 into LHR
Replies: 14
Views: 4285

Re: AR A330 into LHR

Ask Mar Thatcher and the Malvinas issues !

Last scheduled services was in 1990 through they did operate a few Rugby World Cup related flights in 2015

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by SueD
Thu May 07, 2020 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: old 70s/80s alliance question
Replies: 26
Views: 8242

Re: old 70s/80s alliance question

I recall BA had an association with UA in the 1980s. Both of their logos were slapped on everything in BA's terminals, including tickets and boarding passes. Joint BA/UA flight numbers would also be used. I seem to remember Concorde was exempted from any co-branding. I don't know how UA reciprocate...

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by SueD
Wed May 06, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: old 70s/80s alliance question
Replies: 26
Views: 8242

Re: old 70s/80s alliance question

Was there an alliance between Thai International and SAS in the 70s/80s? If there was, what were the drivers for the alliance (Northern Europe v. South East Asia) and how effective was it? I ask as there were family members (a long time ago) involved in the Thai International ops, and I think I had...

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by SueD
Wed May 06, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: old 70s/80s alliance question
Replies: 26
Views: 8242

Re: old 70s/80s alliance question

BOAC and later BA had "pooling" revenue sharing agreements with friendly competitors for want of a better term: QF and SA and IIRC AC come to mind. Back in the days with "friendly competition" and before deregulations there where many sort of cooperation, revenue share etc betwe...

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by SueD
Tue May 05, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBC: how Mahan Air flies virus to Iran from China and then from Iran to rest of ME
Replies: 4
Views: 1206

Re: BBC: how Mahan Air flies virus to Iran from China and then from Iran to rest of ME

this is why global air travel should have shut down for a 7-10 day period. this virus didn't get on a Yak and trek to Europe or jump on a humpback whale to the US. Its spread through air travel. We should have sacrificed a period way back if it *might* have given us a better opportunity to restart ...

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by SueD
Tue May 05, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBC: how Mahan Air flies virus to Iran from China and then from Iran to rest of ME
Replies: 4
Views: 1206

Re: BBC: how Mahan Air flies virus to Iran from China and then from Iran to rest of ME

THY are only flying freight and has been so for several weeks . MEA grounded ALL flights for several weeks as well. Lebanon is testing ALL international arrivees and restricting movement and visas and enforcing 14 day quarantine with positive results leading to immediate hospitalisation Mahran is su...

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by SueD
Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?
Replies: 1317
Views: 162068

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

Don't mean to get off topic too much, but this has to do with profitability: Have a look: Does anyone not see something wrong here? For an airline of this size - this seems like mismanagement. Costs are too high for a number of reasons.below. VS have: 1.) 42 Aircraftt 2.) 4 fleet types - I can unde...

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by SueD
Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?
Replies: 1317
Views: 162068

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

Not at all clear how a business can be making losses most years and still be viable. Unless people are saying that it is making profits that we cannot see. Second point ! Yes the money pot moves quite obscurely and intentionally so ! Westerwaelder the structures are legally sound if more the a bit ...

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by SueD
Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?
Replies: 1317
Views: 162068

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

The difference you’ve picked up on is between cash flow and balance sheet. I cannot pretend to know the ins and out of all of this, but in insolvency terms (which I think / hope illustrates the point) cash flow is the ability to pay your debts as they fall due, balance sheet is total assets vs tota...

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by SueD
Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?
Replies: 1317
Views: 162068

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

Don't mean to get off topic too much, but this has to do with profitability: Have a look: Does anyone not see something wrong here? For an airline of this size - this seems like mismanagement. Costs are too high for a number of reasons.below. VS have: 1.) 42 Aircraftt 2.) 4 fleet types - I can unde...

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by SueD
Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 311
Views: 57034

Re: BA could make up to 12.000 employees redundant

Galway couldn’t disagree more its far easier and cheaper to ditch the young Mixed Fleet crews many of whom would cost very little to IAG and indeed even less if SSD terms applied - Major threats must surely be once again Gatwick crews and staff after such hard work to turn the business centre around...

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by SueD
Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The HUT group to create new cargo airline
Replies: 6
Views: 1449

Re: The HUT group to create new cargo airline

Not much detail as to the operation, but, to give some background as seen as few people would have heard of them. The Hut Group are a UK company that have been in business for a few years, and seems to be on the up and up. They are a shell company that seems to have many sub divisions, and speciali...

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