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by carduelis
Sat Aug 30, 2014 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBC Airport: Featured Staff Still Around? 2.0
Replies: 18
Views: 8683

RE: BBC Airport: Featured Staff Still Around? 2.0

<a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/picturegalleries/7936336/Celebrities-at-Heathrow-Airport-Dennis-Stone-photography.html" target="_blank">http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/pi...port-Dennis-Stone-photography.html</a> Dennis still works at <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), Unite...

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by carduelis
Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines That Own Hotels?
Replies: 68
Views: 20729

RE: Airlines That Own Hotels?

British Airways, and four other European airlines, formed the Penta Group of Hotels, in late 60s/early 70's

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by carduelis
Tue Dec 20, 2011 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The History of BOAC At MIA
Replies: 33
Views: 8312

The History of BOAC At MIA

Don't know the whole story, but I was BOAC Cabin Crew on 707s from 1962 to 1966. The whole thing was instigated by Cunard who were losing out on transatlantic travel due to the advent of jets in the late 50s. See Wikipedia under Harold Bamberg, and also under Cunard Queens Incidentally the two 707/4...

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by carduelis
Thu Nov 15, 2007 5:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's The First Air Crash You Remember?
Replies: 60
Views: 8608

RE: What's The First Air Crash You Remember?

During my early youth in WW2 I lived in the South East of England where a quite a number of visiting bomber planes failed to return home.

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by carduelis
Mon Nov 12, 2007 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures Of The BA 747 That Flew Into Ash Cloud?
Replies: 39
Views: 38110

RE: Pictures Of The BA 747 That Flew Into Ash Cloud?

Just in case anyone wants to see the end of the story, National Geographic are showing it at 2000 GMT - about 40 mins time!

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by carduelis
Fri Nov 09, 2007 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's Remaining 744 W/o New CW
Replies: 36
Views: 8813

RE: BA's Remaining 744 W/o New CW

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by carduelis
Fri Nov 09, 2007 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's Remaining 744 W/o New CW
Replies: 36
Views: 8813

RE: BA's Remaining 744 W/o New CW

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by carduelis
Thu Nov 08, 2007 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures Of The BA 747 That Flew Into Ash Cloud?
Replies: 39
Views: 38110

RE: Pictures Of The BA 747 That Flew Into Ash Cloud?

Not much in the way of pictures, but one or two, and probably the only ones we'll see, are included in: <a href="http://www.ericmoody.com/" target=_blank>http://www.ericmoody.com/</a> which comprises four pages reproduced from the BALPA magazine called The Log. Eric Moody was the Captain of the flig...

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by carduelis
Mon Nov 05, 2007 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's Remaining 744 W/o New CW
Replies: 36
Views: 8813

RE: BA's Remaining 744 W/o New CW

The BA 268/9NOV is listed in Reservations to be High 70J.

The othe two flights that day are sheduled to have the new Mid 52J

If you ticket is flexible, why not try BA278 or BA282?

Bon voyages!

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by carduelis
Mon Oct 29, 2007 9:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA Question - GRU-LHR Service
Replies: 9
Views: 6255

RE: BA Question - GRU-LHR Service

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by carduelis
Sun Oct 28, 2007 11:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA Question - GRU-LHR Service
Replies: 9
Views: 6255

RE: BA Question - GRU-LHR Service

The capacity as shown in Reservations figures is Mid J at 52 for the BA234/5.

However the other flights on your days, the BA246/7, show High J at 70 seats.

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by carduelis
Fri Oct 26, 2007 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Chairman Brands Heathrow "Appalling"
Replies: 71
Views: 11705

RE: Qantas Chairman Brands Heathrow "Appalling"

LHR's <acronym title="Lotus Air (Egypt) and Thai Air Cargo">T2</acronym> was the original Central Area Terminal, and outgrew itself years ago. The area to the right of <acronym title="Eastern Airways (United Kingdom)">T3</acronym> (looking at the terminal from the Front) was actually built as office...

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by carduelis
Sat Sep 29, 2007 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where Do I Find Info On Load Factors?
Replies: 3
Views: 2833

RE: Where Do I Find Info On Load Factors?

Don't worry! Instead of getting their respective acts together, local government, hotel associations, tourist offices, etc, have always blamed the airlines, ever since Pontius! When I was Controller Hotel and Ground Contracts for British Airways, I actually got up in frustration, and told the Madeir...

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by carduelis
Sat Sep 29, 2007 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde Auction
Replies: 11
Views: 2059

RE: Concorde Auction

See also:- <i><a href="/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/3633003" target=_blank>Auction Of Concorde Parts This Weekend!</a></i> <font size=1>(by <a href="/discussions/profile.main?username=BuyantUkhaa" class=quote target=_blank>BuyantUkhaa</a> Sep 28 2007 in Civil Aviation)</font> <i><a href="...

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by carduelis
Fri Sep 28, 2007 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways' New India Uniforms - Pictures
Replies: 66
Views: 146833

RE: British Airways' New India Uniforms - Pictures

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by carduelis
Thu Sep 27, 2007 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways' New India Uniforms - Pictures
Replies: 66
Views: 146833

RE: British Airways' New India Uniforms - Pictures

As previously mentioned! <center><table align=center BORDER=0 width=650 cellpadding=0 cellspacing=0 STYLE="border: 1px black solid;"><tr><td><a href="/uf/view.file?id=536880861&filename=11908548320nGO7o.jpg" target=_blank><img src="/uf/536880861/middle/11908548320nGO7o.jpg" ALT="Big version: Width: ...

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by carduelis
Thu Sep 27, 2007 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways' New India Uniforms - Pictures
Replies: 66
Views: 146833

RE: British Airways' New India Uniforms - Pictures

When I was BOAC Air Cabin Crew on BA's 707 around the world services in the early 60s, our Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Pakistani stewardesses, all wore their national costumes inflight.

It was really great to see them!

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by carduelis
Thu Sep 20, 2007 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA - Route Change Update.
Replies: 39
Views: 9272

RE: BA - Route Change Update.

See also:- <a href="http://www.britishairways.com/travel/bapress/public/en_gb" target=_blank>http://www.britishairways.com/travel/bapress/public/en_gb</a> <i><a href="/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/3613911" target=_blank>BA In DTW?</a></i> <font size=1>(by <a href="/discussions/profile.main...

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by carduelis
Mon Sep 17, 2007 12:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: McLaren Banned From F1 2007 Championship
Replies: 218
Views: 5436

RE: McLaren Banned From F1 2007 Championship

After today's Ferrari One - Two, perhaps Kimi should be penalised for using information he brought with him on his transfer from McLaren?

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by carduelis
Sun Sep 16, 2007 11:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone Here Speak Latin?
Replies: 29
Views: 2858

RE: Anyone Here Speak Latin?

Yes, I took Latin at school but only for only about three years. Some time later, when I was seconded to British Airways Holidays negotiating hotel and ground contracts, I finished a very hard couple of weeks in Spain by taking my Spanish Agent out to a rather heavy dinner. As the evening grew later...

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by carduelis
Sun Sep 16, 2007 6:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: McLaren Banned From F1 2007 Championship
Replies: 218
Views: 5436

RE: McLaren Banned From F1 2007 Championship

<b>Dennis and Mosley clear the air</b> <a href="http://www.itv-f1.com/News_Article.aspx?PO_ID=40705" target=_blank>http://www.itv-f1.com/News_Article.aspx?PO_ID=40705</a> <img border=0 src="http://www.itv-f1.com/ImageLibrary/44677_2.jpg" width="650" height="433" border=0><br><br>[Edited 2007-09-16 1...

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by carduelis
Sat Sep 15, 2007 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 19" Wide Seats In Economy
Replies: 33
Views: 12440

RE: 19" Wide Seats In Economy

You've been talking about Economy seat size, but if a BA Crew member can check to confirm or otherwise, I once measured the seat cushion of the existing BA Business (Club) Class 777 seat, and it was just 19½ inches.

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by carduelis
Thu Sep 13, 2007 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Heathrow To Newark
Replies: 7
Views: 6158

RE: BA Heathrow To Newark

You can enter your origin and destination into the following <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> Timetable from their website:- <a href="http://www.britishairways.com/travel/schedules/public/en_gb" target=_blank>http://www.britishairways.com/travel/schedules/public/en_gb</a> Looks like thr...

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by carduelis
Tue Sep 11, 2007 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's New Commercial Campaign
Replies: 39
Views: 6387

RE: BA's New Commercial Campaign

Couldn't resist it - especially as this BOAC commercial was made specifically for the Australian audience after <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>'s Market Research indicated that Aussies felt BOAC was so stiff British Upper Lip at the time. The idea was to let them know that we were real...

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by carduelis
Sun Sep 02, 2007 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights To The Canary Islands
Replies: 13
Views: 4354

RE: Flights To The Canary Islands

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by carduelis
Sun Sep 02, 2007 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights To The Canary Islands
Replies: 13
Views: 4354

RE: Flights To The Canary Islands

Unless you specifically want to go to <acronym title="Tenerife Norte - Los Rodeos (TFN / GCXO), Spain">TFN</acronym>, I would go to <acronym title="Tenerife Sur - Reina Sofia (TFS / GCTS), Spain">TFS</acronym> - and consider this before travel. The airports are about 70 miles apart from memory, Your...

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by carduelis
Fri Aug 31, 2007 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Ryanair Gone One Step Too Far This Time?
Replies: 51
Views: 13880

RE: Has Ryanair Gone One Step Too Far This Time?

Below are the findings by the Advertising Standards Authority on the Ryanair claim - decide for yourself . . . !

http://www.asa.org.uk/asa/adjudications/Public/TF_ADJ_43050.htm

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by carduelis
Fri Aug 31, 2007 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Ryanair Gone One Step Too Far This Time?
Replies: 51
Views: 13880

RE: Has Ryanair Gone One Step Too Far This Time?

On another more practical view:-

How can these fares be relevant to going back to school (after the summer break) when three out of the four fares quoted are not even valid until November!

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by carduelis
Fri Aug 31, 2007 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA FLight Loads
Replies: 10
Views: 3494

RE: BA FLight Loads

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by carduelis
Fri Aug 31, 2007 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA FLight Loads
Replies: 10
Views: 3494

RE: BA FLight Loads

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by carduelis
Fri Aug 31, 2007 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Herring Bone Layout J Class - How Many Airlines?
Replies: 12
Views: 4154

RE: Herring Bone Layout J Class - How Many Airlines?

You can call it herringbone, but what it really means is head to toe - or just like sardines!

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by carduelis
Fri Aug 31, 2007 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA FLight Loads
Replies: 10
Views: 3494

RE: BA FLight Loads

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by carduelis
Fri Aug 31, 2007 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA FLight Loads
Replies: 10
Views: 3494

RE: BA FLight Availability

I think what you are looking for is not the loads but Availability:-

Capacity - Booked = Availability

It's as simple as ABC!

Both flights are wide open

Bon voyages!

[Edited 2007-08-30 18:13:12]

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by carduelis
Wed Aug 29, 2007 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Will UK Queen & Gov Get Widebody Jet
Replies: 121
Views: 11148

RE: When Will UK Queen & Gov Get Widebody Jet

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by carduelis
Wed Aug 29, 2007 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Funchal/Madeira Windy Landings Video
Replies: 1
Views: 3613

RE: Funchal/Madeira Windy Landings Video

You should have seen some of the truly great approaches before they extended the runway on stilts . . . ! I was lucky enough to travel on the flight deck on a number of occasions, and just like Kai Tak where the approach was similar to flying towards the checker board, and then turn sharp right, and...

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by carduelis
Tue Aug 28, 2007 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-APFD 707-436
Replies: 5
Views: 3317

RE: G-APFD 707-436

I too worked on G-APFD as BOAC Air Cabin Crew on 707s from late '62 to mid 66. I don't know where it finished up but there are some websites if you do a Google search for G-APFD. Unfortunately we lost G-APFE at Tokyo on 5 March 1966. They were doing a westabout Around the World service, and we were ...

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by carduelis
Fri Aug 10, 2007 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA LGW-BLQ Equipment Question
Replies: 19
Views: 3849

RE: BA LGW-BLQ Equipment Question

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by carduelis
Fri Aug 10, 2007 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet ... Taxes Now Included In The Prices
Replies: 24
Views: 5588

RE: Easyjet ... Taxes Now Included In The Prices

I noticed that the new Virgin America website does not include taxes! Perhaps they're looking to liaise with another carrrier on the level?

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by carduelis
Wed Aug 08, 2007 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Autopilot Land The Aircraft Nowadays?
Replies: 57
Views: 18823

RE: Does Autopilot Land The Aircraft Nowadays?

I'm not a pilot, but I did many trips with a senior Captain friend who told me that he had to arrange to do an autoland at least once a month for 'frequency' (as mentioned above) On another occasion, when coming home from Teheran to Heathrow on a 747 in the 70s, our Captain told all his passengers w...

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by carduelis
Tue Aug 07, 2007 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boac And LH Early 707 Cabin Configuration Question
Replies: 2
Views: 5112

RE: Boac And LH Early 707 Cabin Configuration Question

From 1962 to 1966 I was BOAC Cabin Crew on the 707-436. Yes, I saw part of the VIPs the other evening adn missed the interior you mentioned. However, the only lounge was a First Class one located at the left front of the aircraft. It was semi-circular in shape and took a tight 6-8 people for after d...

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by carduelis
Mon Jul 30, 2007 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LCC, London To Manchester
Replies: 22
Views: 3528

RE: LCC, London To Manchester

It doesn't help much when this current government first introduced an air transport Tax, and then last year increased that tax. On a Heathrow Manchester return the current tax is GBP59.30. Often you can get a base return fare at less than the actual tax, which of course, will be added. There is no s...

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by carduelis
Fri Jul 27, 2007 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Red-eye Flight From Europe To North America?
Replies: 73
Views: 20937

RE: Red-eye Flight From Europe To North America?

Don't forget the nightime departure restrictions from LHR, and who wants to land in the West Coast around 0300 in the morning?

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by carduelis
Fri Jul 27, 2007 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beautiful Concorde Video!
Replies: 60
Views: 8916

RE: Beautiful Concorde Video!

The Minister for Technology, Tony Benn's voice actually follows Raymond Baxter's initial commentary. Tony is speaking when the video shows all the planning desks and construction.

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by carduelis
Wed Jul 18, 2007 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Question
Replies: 25
Views: 5013

RE: British Airways Question

BA's J class is used for long haul flights only.

In Europe the Club/business class designator is C.

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by carduelis
Wed Jul 18, 2007 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Question
Replies: 25
Views: 5013

RE: British Airways Question

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by carduelis
Wed Jul 18, 2007 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Question
Replies: 25
Views: 5013

RE: British Airways Question

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by carduelis
Tue Jul 17, 2007 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Question
Replies: 25
Views: 5013

RE: British Airways Question

http://www.britishairways.com/travel/schedules/public/en_gb

Looks like all are 757s!

Your YVRLHR will be a 38J config

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by carduelis
Thu Jul 05, 2007 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR T4 Security Alert
Replies: 6
Views: 2236

RE: LHR T4 Security Alert

BA Delays & Cancellations Out Of LHR (by ArcrftLvr Jul 3 2007 in Civil Aviation)

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by carduelis
Tue Jun 12, 2007 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR C/J Class Tax
Replies: 19
Views: 2609

RE: LHR C/J Class Tax

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