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by Clackers
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1010
Views: 137531

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

SIA announced network reductions through May. Full list of routes/frequency reductions: https://www.singaporeair.com/saar5/pdf/media-centre/AdjustmentstoSingaporeAirlinesandSilkAirflightcapacity.pdf Primarily Asia region, but some Europe, Australia/NZ and USA cancellations Wow, SQ are cutting a Lon...

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by Clackers
Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1010
Views: 137531

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

All aircraft worldwide need to be grounded. it is the only way we contain and BEAT the virus.

However, greed will mean that the virus spreads.

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by Clackers
Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Virgin Atlantic to announce W20 schedule with new routes
Replies: 123
Views: 23068

Re: Rumour: Virgin Atlantic to announce W20 schedule with new routes

Anyone think VS would try to trump QF and do a non stop flight to Australia? Maybe DRW or CNS? Then a tag on to SYD/MEL?

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by Clackers
Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Virgin Atlantic to announce W20 schedule with new routes
Replies: 123
Views: 23068

Re: Rumour: Virgin Atlantic to announce W20 schedule with new routes

84 possible routes from London: SVO, DME, VKO, ATQ, ADD, NBO, YUL, ORD, YYZ, YYC, YEG, YOW, YVR, SAN, DEN, CPT, MCO, SIN, NRT, HND, TAS, EZE, GIG, CDG, SCL, MEX, CUN, SWF, STL, PHX, PDX, PTY, BOG, UIO, GYE, LIM, ACC, WDH, NGO, SYD, MEL, AKL, PER, VVO, OVB, CGK, DPS, SIN, KUL, TPE, AUH, DXB, JED, RU...

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by Clackers
Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Virgin Atlantic to announce W20 schedule with new routes
Replies: 123
Views: 23068

Re: Rumour: Virgin Atlantic to announce W20 schedule with new routes

Routes that would almost certainly work for VS with the right aircraft (A350), especially for their leisure travellers:

Africa: DAR, SEZ, CPT, HRE
Middle East: MCT
Subcontinent: BLR, MAA, HYD, CCU, KTM
SE Asia: BKK, HKT, SGN, DAD
Far East: HND, CTS, ICN

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by Clackers
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Virgin Atlantic to announce W20 schedule with new routes
Replies: 123
Views: 23068

Re: Rumour: Virgin Atlantic to announce W20 schedule with new routes

Phuket was rumoured a while back wasn't it?

Anyway I would jump on a limb and say either BOG or DAR.

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by Clackers
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Storm Ciara over Europe - Impact on Aviation
Replies: 166
Views: 18614

Re: Storm Ciara over Europe - Impact on Aviation

Biman Bangladesh due to depart LHR 7 hours late, although nobody believes this is to do with the weather ;)

Sorry, couldn't resist. ;)

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by Clackers
Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Storm Ciara over Europe - Impact on Aviation
Replies: 166
Views: 18614

Re: Storm Clara over Europe - Impact on Aviation

Amsterdam is being destroyed now, the weather has worsened.

About to happen to LHR too.

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by Clackers
Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Storm Ciara over Europe - Impact on Aviation
Replies: 166
Views: 18614

Re: Storm Clara over Europe - Impact on Aviation

BA82 trying again for its 2nd attempt now...

Intense squall line now approaching LHR, so I think visibility and landing conditions will deteriorate, as well as light.

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by Clackers
Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Storm Ciara over Europe - Impact on Aviation
Replies: 166
Views: 18614

Re: Storm Clara over Europe - Impact on Aviation

If anyone has a video of that BA B777* go around I'd love to watch again!

EZY with an emergency of the peak district... probably fuel again

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by Clackers
Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Storm Ciara over Europe - Impact on Aviation
Replies: 166
Views: 18614

Re: Storm Clara over Europe - Impact on Aviation

Wow such a scary touch and go just then from a BA A320. Such a slow landing and approach, tough touch down, and then took off again unexpectedly.

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by Clackers
Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Storm Ciara over Europe - Impact on Aviation
Replies: 166
Views: 18614

Re: Storm Clara over Europe - Impact on Aviation

AngelsDecay wrote:
Clackers wrote:
Avianca from BOG going straight to Europe without even attempting to land?

Going straight to where..!?


Think it was MAD, but may have changed now.

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by Clackers
Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Storm Ciara over Europe - Impact on Aviation
Replies: 166
Views: 18614

Re: Storm Clara over Europe - Impact on Aviation

EK15 to LGW has diverted to ZRH.

I think the storm is now heading eastbound right?

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by Clackers
Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Storm Ciara over Europe - Impact on Aviation
Replies: 166
Views: 18614

Re: Storm Clara over Europe - Impact on Aviation

Avianca from BOG going straight to Europe without even attempting to land?

With LHR open, and other airlines successfully landing, is there any precedent for what Avianca is doing?

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by Clackers
Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Storm Ciara over Europe - Impact on Aviation
Replies: 166
Views: 18614

Re: Storm Clara over Europe - Impact on Aviation

An update on LATAM, it is now at 20,000ft and nobody seems to know where it's heading, despite south west direction. Was it low on fuel or not?

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by Clackers
Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Storm Ciara over Europe - Impact on Aviation
Replies: 166
Views: 18614

Re: Storm Clara over Europe - Impact on Aviation

BA from Geneva has diverted to Lyon and declared an emergency... ?

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by Clackers
Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Storm Ciara over Europe - Impact on Aviation
Replies: 166
Views: 18614

Re: Storm Clara over Europe - Impact on Aviation

airkas1 wrote:
Clackers wrote:
LATAM diverted to BCN

Can't be that low on fuel after all then.


That's what I thought. Good news though.

I'm getting some info from a live youtube stream that I think we are all watching...

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by Clackers
Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Storm Ciara over Europe - Impact on Aviation
Replies: 166
Views: 18614

Re: Storm Clara over Europe - Impact on Aviation

WOAH, what a big landing QF10

LATAM diverted to BCN

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by Clackers
Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Storm Ciara over Europe - Impact on Aviation
Replies: 166
Views: 18614

Re: Storm Clara over Europe - Impact on Aviation

That LATAM missed its second approach...

Now QF10

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by Clackers
Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Storm Ciara over Europe - Impact on Aviation
Replies: 166
Views: 18614

Re: Storm Clara over Europe - Impact on Aviation

Incoming LATAM flight reporting very low fuel, apparently..

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by Clackers
Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas 787-9 VH-ZND QF10 LHR-PER Tailstrike on takeoff LHR
Replies: 36
Views: 12777

Re: Qantas 787-9 VH-ZND QF10 LHR-PER Tailstrike on takeoff LHR

How much fuel are they permitted to land with?

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by Clackers
Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Storm Ciara over Europe - Impact on Aviation
Replies: 166
Views: 18614

Re: Storm Clara over Europe - Impact on Aviation

There are currently 210 aircraft on the ground at LHR. Can someone tell me if this is high, or seriously high?

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by Clackers
Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Storm Ciara over Europe - Impact on Aviation
Replies: 166
Views: 18614

Re: Storm Clara over Europe - Impact on Aviation

Reports of QF10 tail strike leaving LHR, currently returning to LHR Currently circling Dartford area, this is Yam Dreaming livery 787-9 too. Yep, VH-ZND. Imagine it will have a lot of fuel to get rid of before coming back Ouch. Of all the flights to do that today, it had to be QF10. What a waste of...

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by Clackers
Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Storm Ciara over Europe - Impact on Aviation
Replies: 166
Views: 18614

Re: Storm Clara over Europe - Impact on Aviation

Just an update on this afternoon's flights: British Airways and Virgin heavy arrivals cancelled: BA272 from SAN (747) BA192 from DFW (747) VS24 from LAX (787) BA108 from DXB (747) VS156 from LAS (787) BA84 from YVR (747) BA274 from LAS (747) VS251 from PVG (787) Nothing after about 4pm seems cancell...

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by Clackers
Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Storm Ciara over Europe - Impact on Aviation
Replies: 166
Views: 18614

Re: Storm Clara over Europe - Impact on Aviation

BA196 Houston to London Heathrow is flying on to Frankfurt after two missed approaches. Seems all of the airports in UK and Ireland are having trouble. QR3 has just gone around at LHR, looks to have been the second missed approach. You mean QR7? The A35K? It was scheduled to land at 13.20, so is ac...

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by Clackers
Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Storm Ciara over Europe - Impact on Aviation
Replies: 166
Views: 18614

Re: Storm Clara over Europe - Impact on Aviation

Looking at the Arrivals info for Heathrow T3, everything has been cancelled up to now, including BA from LAX. Where will that end up?

EDIT: nvm

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by Clackers
Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Storm Ciara over Europe - Impact on Aviation
Replies: 166
Views: 18614

Re: UK storm today

Don't know why anyone would want to divert to STN - it's appallingly windy here. I am in elsenham right by STN and the wind is horrendous I'm 15 minutes away from STN and about 1hr15m away from LHR (traffic permitting), so I am curious as to how that distance (25 miles?) differs in terms of wind sp...

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by Clackers
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Storm Ciara over Europe - Impact on Aviation
Replies: 166
Views: 18614

Re: UK storm today

Don't know why anyone would want to divert to STN - it's appallingly windy here.

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by Clackers
Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA shrinks even further
Replies: 58
Views: 9910

Re: SAA shrinks even further

Horrible stuff for SAA. Much bigger cuts than expected. On the other hand, good news for those rumoured SQ fifth freedoms, SIN-CPT-GRU and SIN-JNB-GIG.

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by Clackers
Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Possibility of Bagan (NYU) becoming an international airport?
Replies: 0
Views: 233

Possibility of Bagan (NYU) becoming an international airport?

The west side of Myanmar is severely under-developed, despite historic temples and glorious beaches. Although Yangon and Mandalay have successful international airports, Bagan remains domestic only.

I am sure the likes of Thai Smile and Air Asia would make daily flights to NYU from BKK or KUL.

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by Clackers
Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1010
Views: 137531

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

What a weird route. Never had a Caribbean to Poland flight before. No Caribbean involved here... :boggled: From Fortaleza, the planes landed at Las Palmas, right after crossing the Atlantic. Las Palmas is frequently used as a fuel stop by Brazilian Air Force planes on transatlantic trips. and I gue...

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by Clackers
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1010
Views: 137531

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

Not sure if posted before: Brazilian Air Force sent two Embraer 190 (VC-2 FAB2590, 2591) to Wuhan, to pick up Brazilian citizens in there. Route: BSB-FOR-LPA-WAW-URC-WUH A quarantine zone have been established in Anápolis Air Base (near Brasília), where the flights will land and passengers will be ...

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by Clackers
Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1010
Views: 137531

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

What is the situation with Singapore Airlines?

I would imagine they keep flights to the likes of Beijing, Tianjin, and Qingdao, but why haven't they suspended all other destinations yet?

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by Clackers
Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1010
Views: 137531

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

I think this is the end of Hainan and China Southern. Maybe even Air Asia could go under.

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by Clackers
Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1010
Views: 137531

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

Etihad should suspend all China services until May 1.

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by Clackers
Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family sue after being kicked off flight 'for body odour' 2019
Replies: 28
Views: 5426

Re: Family sue after being kicked off flight 'for body odour' 2019

Slightly OT, I suffer from leg cramps, and because deep heat muscle spray isn't allowed onboard (aerosols) I had to use the cream version instead. When I felt my calf muscle tightening a few hours into the flight (LHR-SIN) I went to the toilet and rubbed some cream on my leg. I didn't even think abo...

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747d10 wrote:
Clackers wrote:
What's happening with the ME3? Which one will blink first?


Looks like it’s American and Delta.
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/31/coronav ... feb-6.html


I was wondering about Middle East 3, not US3.

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by Clackers
Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1010
Views: 137531

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

What's happening with the ME3? Which one will blink first?

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by Clackers
Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1010
Views: 137531

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

I see Virgin still haven't suspended their flights to PVG. Typical Branson...

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by Clackers
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1010
Views: 137531

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

I suspect that VS will not suspend flights to PVG as it will want to maximise the pax on the route with BA having pulled out.

Branson likes to do that kind of thing, but I am not sure it is a wise decision in the midst of a global pandemic soon to be as big as the Black Death.

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by Clackers
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1010
Views: 137531

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

Anyone got a photo of a Singapore Girl wearing a facemask? Must not be good for the brand.

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by Clackers
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 721
Views: 102430

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

Who the hell takes off in a helicopter in THICK FOG?

Bryant... RIP

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by Clackers
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Prince Harry exits British Airways B747 from back door at YVR - does this mean he flew Economy?!
Replies: 31
Views: 5978

Re: Prince Harry exits British Airways B747 from back door at YVR - does this mean he flew Economy?!

Any reason why he flew BA?

Air Canada has cheaper fares and is well known as a better performer on the route.

Even LHR-SIN-HKG on SQ and then HKG-YVR on CX would have been my preferred routing, although now he has to pay out of his own pocket, I doubt Harry would want this.

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by Clackers
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian B737 opens cockpit window in flight, twice, to clear debris from windshield
Replies: 57
Views: 15376

Re: Ethiopian B737 opens cockpit window in flight, twice, to clear debris from windshield

Could they not have landed on auto pilot?
And I thought runways had radar to help landings in poor visibility? Surely ADD has this?

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by Clackers
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Resumes 3x daily to Miami
Replies: 54
Views: 11657

Re: British Airways Resumes 3x daily to Miami

Just a slight correction - the outbound flight number is 211, resulting in the following schedule: BA207 LHR - MIA 09:35 - 15:25 AA39 LHR - MIA 09:35 - 15:40 AA57 LHR - MIA 11:35 - 17:35 BA209 LHR - MIA 14:15 - 20:10 BA211 LHR - MIA 16:10 - 21:55 BA206 MIA - LHR 18:15 - 06:35 AA56 MIA - LHR 19:05 -...

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by Clackers
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Resumes 3x daily to Miami
Replies: 54
Views: 11657

Re: British Airways Resumes 3x daily to Miami

British Airways has loaded back it’s third daily Miami-Heathrow flight, recently suspended due to fleet engine issues with the Trent 1000 that caused decreased long haul capacity. Interestingly, it’s a post midnight departure from Miami. I’ve never seen that. Service resumes October 25th 2020. BA 2...

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by Clackers
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LHR-DPS direct flights - enough demand?
Replies: 3
Views: 586

LHR-DPS direct flights - enough demand?

Has there ever been non stop flights between these two destinations? It seems Garuda cannot do this route seeing as LHR-CGK is a loss maker for them. However, what about the likes of TUI or Norwegian? At least from maybe LGW, you would think BA would start seasonal service? How is there not enough d...

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by Clackers
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Singapore Airlines' best-performing European routes?
Replies: 6
Views: 874

Singapore Airlines' best-performing European routes?

I always wondered which of the European routes of SQ has the best yields (or worst). I fly from London many times a year and the outbound flight SQ317 is half empty (I wonder if all 4 flights daily from London are like this). Copenhagen, Paris, London, Manchester, Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, Munich, Mila...

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by Clackers
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft
Replies: 244
Views: 56038

Re: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft

Maybe SQ to replace their 787s on local routes?

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by Clackers
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why no direct service between LHR-CCU?
Replies: 4
Views: 1156

Why no direct service between LHR-CCU?

Be it BA or AI, I have always wondered why CCU is not served directly from LHR. Kolkata used to be of historical significance in Empire days and I would have thought a lot of Kolkata diaspora still have descendants in London (or at least Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham etc.). Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Che...

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