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by Clackers
Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020
Replies: 542
Views: 100718

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020

We all know airlines and passengers (not to mention victims' families) will have it rough for many a year after coronavirus, but in my spare time (when not actually having a ticket to travel),I liked nothing better than to go down to LHR (esp T2) and take in the atmosphere landside. Had a drink/meal...

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by Clackers
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1520
Views: 188013

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

They need to start flying to DPS. Bring in the holidaymakers.

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by Clackers
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020
Replies: 542
Views: 100718

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020

Anyone know Singapore changi is doing in these times? any parked planes?

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by Clackers
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1520
Views: 188013

Re: Virgin Atlantic facing collapse

Hopefully SRB will invest his own money and then buy out BA.

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by Clackers
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: April Fools Day Thread 2020
Replies: 52
Views: 1352

Re: BA announce direct to SYD/MEL Summer 2023

Doubtful BA will still be flying in 2023.

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by Clackers
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR - LHR - Becoming a niche market?
Replies: 35
Views: 3864

Re: EWR - LHR - Becoming a niche market?

Ok, interesting replies. Seems I got that wrong, EWR is actually, for some reason, more expensive than JFK. Still, on a pure prestige factor, you would prefer to land at LHR rather than LGW, so that applies to JFK over EWR (unless a niche businessperson). And I suspect the reason SQ flies direct to ...

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by Clackers
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's the reason Etihad or Emirates don't fly to Helsinki?
Replies: 6
Views: 2859

What's the reason Etihad or Emirates don't fly to Helsinki?

I noticed today that HEL is not served by the UAE2. Is there any reason for this? Politiccally, I see QR and TK both serve DOH and IST so it is surprising that at the very least Emirates don't test the water.

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by Clackers
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR - LHR - Becoming a niche market?
Replies: 35
Views: 3864

Re: EWR - LHR - Becoming a niche market?

There is simply no comparison between EWR and JFK. The only reason airlines fly to EWR is because it is cheaper than the main NYC airport. And then those airlines can BOAST that they fly to NYC. I have always seen EWR as the NYC version of London Stansted - i.e. not to be taken seriously by any seri...

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by Clackers
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 341487

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

Experts say the peak in my country (UK) will be around Mid May to Mid June :(

In that sense, aviation at LHR cannot get back to normal until well into the summer, by which time I wonder if LHR will even need a third runway with the lack of surviving airlines.

A great win for the treefingers.

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by Clackers
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 341487

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

Who could imagine 1 year ago, that there are currently only 5 EK flights in the air when i check FR24! 4 inbound: EK262, EK238, EK230, EK409 and 1 outbound: EK9319. Probably repatriation flight? Also, there is one Pobeda flight (DP887) from VKO on its way to Dubai that suddenly started to circle ab...

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by Clackers
Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 341487

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

Can't believe how or why Malaysia is being spared of this virus. Everywhere else in ASEAN is basically under lock down, yet in Malaysia coronavirus seems more rare than a tiger than KL. Maybe some good news for MH for once.

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by Clackers
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport Photos in the wake of coronavirus impacts
Replies: 184
Views: 10280

Re: Airport Photos in the wake of coronavirus impacts

I think most people expect these aircraft to be in the skies with a least 75% pax loads again before May, HOWEVER some airlines will not survive April without government backing, and that's the worrying part. I regretfully have to disagree with this optimism. Most airlines have already cancelled un...

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by Clackers
Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport Photos in the wake of coronavirus impacts
Replies: 184
Views: 10280

Re: Airport Photos in the wake of coronavirus impacts

I think most people expect these aircraft to be in the skies with a least 75% pax loads again before May, HOWEVER some airlines will not survive April without government backing, and that's the worrying part.

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by Clackers
Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 341487

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

Singapore Airlines will never go bust. They were one of the more responsible airlines in the beginning of this fracas and now look at them - in a strong position to make a hostile takeover of all their ASEAN rivals excluding Garuda. Big things ahead for the Singapore Girl. It is not because it is w...

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by Clackers
Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 341487

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

Singapore Airlines will never go bust. They were one of the more responsible airlines in the beginning of this fracas and now look at them - in a strong position to make a hostile takeover of all their ASEAN rivals excluding Garuda.
Big things ahead for the Singapore Girl.

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by Clackers
Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 341487

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

Any likelihood that Emirates and Etihad and Qatar will start to feel the pinch?

Surely they must be flying empty A380s by now?

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by Clackers
Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 341487

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

SOUTH EAST ASIAN airlines in real trouble? MH, TG, and maybe PH.

I think SQ, VN and Garuda will survive this. In fact, Indonesian aviation seems relatively unhit from COVID19

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by Clackers
Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 341487

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

How are Singapore Airlines coping with this virus?
Does anyone have updated route cancellations for SQ?

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by Clackers
Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 185378

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

My mum and dad are flying to the Caribbean on Sunday then embarking on a week long cruise. My dad is EXACTLY the kind of victim who would fall foul of COVID19. I have tried to stop them from going, but what can you do. Yet, from what they tell me, their flight to BGI is less than half full. And that...

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by Clackers
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: BA A35K LHR-MEL Pilot Training
Replies: 38
Views: 10953

Re: Rumour: BA A35K LHR-MEL Pilot Training

Seems like "Crooked" Willie is just lying to the shareholders in these times of great need. No chance BA would choose MEL over SYD or BNE anyway.

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by Clackers
Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 185378

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

What would happen if there was a worldwide lockdown of all flights? Who would go broke first? BA?

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by Clackers
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA transfers MLE to LHR; upgrades to 77W
Replies: 25
Views: 7044

Re: BA transfers MLE to LHR; upgrades to 77W

skipness1E wrote:
The assets go where they make the most money. There’s no snobbery involved at BA route planning, cash is king.


I would make SEZ and MRU daily year round, and MLE twice daily year round. Also send the A380 to MRU. I don't think BA take Indian Ocean holidays seriously enough year round.

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by Clackers
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS postpones GRU launch to October
Replies: 14
Views: 3677

Re: VS postpones GRU launch to October

PR disaster for Virgin.

I was never sure this was a route needed on its network, at least not direct.

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by Clackers
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA transfers MLE to LHR; upgrades to 77W
Replies: 25
Views: 7044

Re: BA transfers MLE to LHR; upgrades to 77W

Why isn't the MLE service year round? Cannot believe it wouldn't be profitable. Are BA just being stingy and saving metal for other "more prestigious" routes?

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by Clackers
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 185378

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

Why has Malaysia been suspiciously devoid of any Coronavirus cases? Seems to be lucky for MH, as it has not been a good decade for them due to unforeseen circumstances.

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by Clackers
Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Not allowed to film or take photos in flight
Replies: 135
Views: 20437

Re: Not allowed to film or take photos in flight

Stop putting Sam on a pedestal, he's a hobbyist just like everyone else. Well, next time ask for flight deck pic/vids or try to serve food on El Al. Bracelets would be on the menu. He makes it look like a regular passenger vlogging, and does a decent job. Most people hate Sam Chewy. He is too cosy ...

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by Clackers
Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 185378

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

Who will cope better with the 9/11 style cataclysm? BA or VS?

Hopefully (as a VS fan), this will be a leveller and we won't have a monopoly anymore with the flag carrier.

Finally SRB can get a break!

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by Clackers
Sat Feb 29, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 38464

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Why doesn't AI fly direct to LHR from other big Indian cities like CCU and MAA? There is either no direct service at all, or it is done by BA instead.

Have AI ever had a foothold on those routes, if not, then why do they let BA muscle in?

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by Clackers
Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian AIrlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 210
Views: 41280

Re: Growth and future of Ethiopian airlines

Do they still fly to SG? Is it direct or via BKK? I am sure a few years back my fifth freedom on ET was BKK-SIN, but it may have been KUL-SIN, as I did so many of those flights 2011-2016 :D

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by Clackers
Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 213923

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

I doubt many airlines in SE Asia will survive the next few years. I suspect MH and TG will go under, which leaves SQ in a great position to purchase some cheap assets and maybe even take over the airports at BKK, DMK, and KUL with Scoot. Garuda could go either way, although I think VN will be salvag...

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by Clackers
Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 213923

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

What would happen if every aircraft in the world was grounded? is that even possible? I bet Russian and Iranians wouldn't comply.

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by Clackers
Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread 2020
Replies: 600
Views: 63344

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

Why don't VS announce daily LHR-HKT flights? such an untapped market that would be right up SRB street. Might not be the wisest move starting any new route to Asia given the current climate, plus little if any regular business traffic means low yields. If they wish to try a new long-haul leisure se...

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by Clackers
Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 213923

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

Are Virgin still flying to PVG? Wouldn't surprise me knowing Sir Richard.

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by Clackers
Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread 2020
Replies: 600
Views: 63344

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

Why don't VS announce daily LHR-HKT flights? such an untapped market that would be right up SRB street.

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by Clackers
Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?
Replies: 198
Views: 37839

Re: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?

I can remember the rumours of the plane landing in Iran or Afghanistan, and that the Chinese semiconductor employees on board were using the plane as a guinea pig for their new invisibility paint. :D At the time, it was all interesting. Now however, it seems 100% sure that the pilot just killed ever...

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by Clackers
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?
Replies: 198
Views: 37839

Re: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?

This whole mystery is solved by the captain waiting for the co-pilot to go to the toilet and then pressing 3 switches: Cockpit door: locked Transponder: off Outflow valve: open Do you think it happened in that order? Wasnt there rumours of the co-pilot using his mobile phone to try to make a distre...

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by Clackers
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?
Replies: 198
Views: 37839

Re: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?

Has CCTV footage of passengers boarding MH370 at gate C1 ever been released, like from the departure gate area? Or would that be too macabre?
I have seen the captain and co-pilot walk through security scanners on CCTV but nothing about the regular passengers.

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by Clackers
Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?
Replies: 198
Views: 37839

Re: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?

peterinlisbon wrote:
This whole mystery is solved by the captain waiting for the co-pilot to go to the toilet and then pressing 3 switches:

Cockpit door: locked
Transponder: off
Outflow valve: open


What's an outflow valve?

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by Clackers
Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 213923

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

The following airports outside of China need to be closed until further notice: TPE, ICN, PUS, HKG, MNL

I would say SIN too but their economy is too important ngl.

So many people are still underestimating this virus it is shocking.

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by Clackers
Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 213923

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

Singapore Airlines Group are being extraordinarily irrespondible.

All eastbound Scoot flights should be grounded, westbound flights reduced by 50%.

SilkAir needs to be 100% grounded. Nobody flies with them anyway lol.

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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: 1387
Views: 213923

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: 1387
Views: 213923

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: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread 2020
Replies: 600
Views: 63344

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: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread 2020
Replies: 600
Views: 63344

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: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread 2020
Replies: 600
Views: 63344

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: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread 2020
Replies: 600
Views: 63344

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: 19397

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: 19397

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: 19397

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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