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by GibbonUK
Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JET2 - what next ?
Replies: 129
Views: 26373

Re: JET2 - what next ?

1) I do not see expansion into Gatwick, or any other London Airport (outside of Stansted) for Jet2. I was definitely surprised when I heard they were expanding into both Birmingham and Stansted a few years ago. I do not know how successful Stansted has been for them, but I do know the airport does ...

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by GibbonUK
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the impact of Brexit on Aer Lingus?
Replies: 14
Views: 3213

Re: What is the impact of Brexit on Aer Lingus?

As stated, highly unlikely to be any impact. I would hazard a real good guess that there will be little to no impact on any aviation after the transition period is over. Most airlines worth their salt have already 'multi-registered', and those that have, like Wizz, are actually increasing their flee...

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by GibbonUK
Sun Feb 02, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet Electric Aircraft: Engine Test by 2023, Aircraft in Service 2030
Replies: 80
Views: 11701

Re: EasyJet Electric Aircraft: Engine Test by 2023, Aircraft in Service 2030

I don't mean to 'rain on the parade' here, but batteries will need to move on somewhat before this becomes viable. Don't get me wrong, I applaud EasyJet here for actively seeking an alternative . From me very limited knowledge, it is only EasyJet that I've ever heard of that is dedicating money to t...

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by GibbonUK
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: JetBlue CEO Warns Flight Shaming Is Coming to the U.S
Replies: 109
Views: 9790

Re: JetBlue CEO Warns Flight Shaming Is Coming to the U.S

Would tend to agree with the analysis from the author of the topic, the USA / North America is of a size that inter-city transport requires the necessity to fly (in the most part). I suppose there maybe an argument for travel along the 'coasts' , e,g Washington / Baltimore / NY by train , but someon...

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by GibbonUK
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to close two bases
Replies: 45
Views: 10210

Re: Ryanair to close two bases

I wonder why MOL doesn't just close UK bases and move the planes to the NYO, NUE and any other base that he may he forced to close? He did say Ryanair would 'pivot away' from the UK because of Brexit so surely this would be the perfect time to so pivot? I don't know what the current 2019 figures ar...

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by GibbonUK
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Every Easyjet flight is carbon neutral starting today 19/11/2019
Replies: 25
Views: 4065

Re: Every Easyjet flight is carbon neutral starting today 19/11/2019

Some may say the 'Climate Emergency' is just a globalist elite plan to find new ways to tax the population into less guilt. Just type into Google "x warming twice as fast as rest of the world / average" (replacing x with any country of your choice) and you'll find that anywhere in the worl...

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by GibbonUK
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status on London Heathrow's 3rd Runway?
Replies: 141
Views: 17009

Re: What is the status on London Heathrow's 3rd Runway?

With the current Political climate in the UK dominated by one subject; the fact that the X party will automatically disagree with the Y party irrespective of the topic (one will say the sky is green and grass is blue just to oppose the other) . Now throw in a 'Greta' , Emma 'I flew first class to be...

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by GibbonUK
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TUI to make Melbourne its Florida gateway in 2022
Replies: 70
Views: 11836

Re: TUI to make Melbourne its Florida gateway in 2022

Could this all be as simple as Landing Fees? If there is a lower cost to the Airline / TUI company as a whole, is this switch profit related? Given that, as a member has already commented upon, the vast number of its passengers choose to hire a car rather then rely on the 'old fashioned' coach trans...

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by GibbonUK
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion
Replies: 399
Views: 78438

Re: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion

According to the IAG article, IAG expect a return on £1billion investment within 4 years from a business that has, to date, been generating 100million euro profit a year.

I'm no business man, but does this mean IAG will be following their usual trend of adding rows of seats to their new acquisition?

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by GibbonUK
Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Willie Walsh intends to retire within 2yrs
Replies: 6
Views: 2440

Re: Willie Walsh intends to retire within 2yrs

Now that WW successfully converted BA from a premium to a hybrid carrier, I think two years would be sufficient to make it an LCC or even ULCC. Make it a LCC? In terms of product it is already there. In terms of cost, never! 29in pitch in economy (Europe) on a 321neo...makes Jet2's legroom look alm...

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by GibbonUK
Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Jet2 unique rules
Replies: 17
Views: 7880

Re: Jet2 unique rules

In my experience Jet2 appear to be the more sensible of the LCC, trying to actively promote a friendly, enjoyable and safe environment to be in. (Yes, I know all airlines promote safety, but hopefully you understand my rhetoric in this) . Albeit you do get the young groups on their pilgrimage to the...

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by GibbonUK
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Traffic figures in Spanish islands down in peak summer season
Replies: 39
Views: 5539

Re: Traffic figures in Spanish islands down in peak summer season

Last year was one of the hottest years on record in the British Isles and it was well documented that the 'staycation' effect allegedly hit the package tour industry's traditional late summer bookings. average temperature of 17.2 degrees during heatwave doesn't stop people booking holidays https://...

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by GibbonUK
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Traffic figures in Spanish islands down in peak summer season
Replies: 39
Views: 5539

Re: Traffic figures in Spanish islands down in peak summer season

Can I just remind people that weather in Northern Europe has been exceptionally good for the last two years. Offer a German family an open-air Schwimmbad during a heatwave with a grillparty in the evening at home or a trek to the South of Spain at great expense and they'd probably choose not to wan...

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by GibbonUK
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Traffic figures in Spanish islands down in peak summer season
Replies: 39
Views: 5539

Re: Traffic figures in Spanish islands down in peak summer season

Looking at the figures, I wouldn't think that Spain has anything to worry about just yet. As mentioned already, there are probably varying factors to this, both in terms of money and choice. As for money, you can't escape that the world is on a little downturn at the moment, with trade-wars and poli...

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