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by theginge
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 313
Views: 57988

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

I don't understand how MPs can ask that the CAA takes away slots from BA, for every slot that goes that means BA needs fewer employees.

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by theginge
Mon May 04, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 313
Views: 57988

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

I wouldn't see nightstops being removed from a lot of European Cities, if/when business travel picks up again those first arrivals are key for getting people in to London for a days work.

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by theginge
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA81 returns to LHR on route ACC
Replies: 3
Views: 2224

Re: BA81 returns to LHR on route ACC

CarbonFibre wrote:
Supposedly a cargo-only flight and Ghana refused it due to the closed border. Surely the crew would have known that before leaving?


I don't think they would have taken off if they thought they couldn't land there!

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by theginge
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA new A350 damaged at Tel Aviv
Replies: 36
Views: 20250

Re: BA new A350 damaged at Tel Aviv

... Maintenance ferry flights at BA are extremly rare. Getting permission for a flight outside the MEL / CDL / AMM is difficult. BA does weird things during IRROPS to save few dollars on mx,parts or passenger accommodation The infamous PHX-LHR 747 3-engine ferry. Of course, no one in USA can fix a ...

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by theginge
Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic flight cabin fire
Replies: 68
Views: 15815

Re: Virgin Atlantic flight cabin fire

I'm not saying they should be banned but I have never needed them. I don't understand how one can be on their smart device so much that charging it at the airport and maybe on the plane is not enough and that's talking about international travel as well. Its not always about whether you need the po...

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by theginge
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad adding fourth LHR service
Replies: 5
Views: 3141

Re: Etihad adding fourth LHR service

Where did they get the slot from? Or maybe I should say slots given the times for the flights appears to change depending on the day I guess they were available from the pool of slots. Heathrow isn't always full, especially at certain times of year, there just aren't enough slots available to have ...

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by theginge
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Problem at LHR this AM?
Replies: 5
Views: 2103

Re: Problem at LHR this AM?

05:40 and all approaches to LHR are clear, over 20 aircraft in the stacks going nowhere. Weather here 7 miles south is light rain little wind. Exactly as has been said, there are only certain flights that are allowed to land at LHR before 0600, ones scheduled after that, even if they arrive early, ...

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by theginge
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas looking at ULR flights to CDG and FRA after successful launch of PER-LHR flights
Replies: 42
Views: 7437

Re: Qantas looking at ULR flights to CDG and FRA after successful launch of PER-LHR flights

Flight times have gone as low as 16.29 minutes on PER-LHR and under the 16hr mark for LHR-PER On 29th May PER-LHR was clocked at 16hrs and 29 minutes beating the return leg LHR-PER by about 10 minutes. It is understood that flight crew were warned not to arrive at LHR too early for this particular ...

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by theginge
Tue May 22, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Brunei Airlines to launch daily nonstop BWN-LHR service starting from Oct 28, with DXB-LHR to be dropped
Replies: 54
Views: 17017

Re: Royal Brunei Airlines to launch daily nonstop BWN-LHR service starting from Oct 28, with DXB-LHR to be dropped

http://aviationtribune.com/airlines/asia/royal-brunei-airlines-announces-daily-non-stop-service-to-london/ This is part of an on-going trend of increasingly more direct nonstop flights bypassing the ME hubs? I don't think it is part of a trend of bypassing the ME hubs. Brunei have been flying via D...

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by theginge
Tue May 22, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Champions league final in Kiev - extra flights planned ?
Replies: 26
Views: 4729

Re: Champions league final in Kiev - extra flights planned ?

How sensible....so why can't BA upguage the scheduled LHR-KBP flight to something bigger than just the usual A320 /321 ? It may be that the 787 Engine problems mean their Longhaul programme is too tight to risk sparing a plane to operate the charters. Its also a Bank Holiday Weekend in the UK so I ...

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by theginge
Sat May 19, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights Over Windsor and Royal Wedding
Replies: 33
Views: 6604

Re: Flights Over Windsor and Royal Wedding

There must be some restriction, nothing on approach over Windsor for last 15 minutes. Next ones on way again but not yet on final approach.

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by theginge
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is BA's Africa Network So Relatively Limited?
Replies: 52
Views: 10278

Re: Why Is BA's Africa Network So Relatively Limited?

Might also add that in the 90s/00s certain routes were flown by BMed-British Mediterranean Airways. I believe they were a sort of BA affiliate as they showed up in BA timetables. Not sure of the history but seems that certain routes were not premium or prestigious enough (Alexandria, Khartoum, Daka...

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by theginge
Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick airport to try driverless cars airside.
Replies: 10
Views: 1226

Re: Gatwick airport to try driverless cars airside.

Aren't most ground vehicles tuned to the ground control frequency for communication? If these vehicles drive anywhere that aircraft move, ATC would need a separate control system for telling the vehicles when to cross active runways, which taxiways to take, etc. (I would think, correct me if I'm wr...

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by theginge
Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 73589

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

FR24 showing ZND now abeam Dirk Hartog Island (SW of Carnavon CVQ/YCAR) at FL330, vertical speed averaging 0 ft/min (that is, it's switching back and forward between + and -64), heading 328°, ground speed 503 kts. Current ETA for landing at LHR is 0324Z, 15h22 from now, against 0410 scheduled. . Th...

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by theginge
Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does BA fly to Australia
Replies: 3
Views: 1442

Re: Does BA fly to Australia

Wikipedia....

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by theginge
Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Value of an all-weather hub
Replies: 44
Views: 6799

Re: Value of an all-weather hub

Even if you have all the de icing equipment you need if the snow is falling heavily enough it will take you a lot longer, thus slowing down the movements at the airport. On very rare occasions it may fall quicker than you can safely get it off the plane. Then you have the snow you have to clear from...

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by theginge
Sun Dec 24, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 LH 747-8 sitting on ramp in FRA
Replies: 62
Views: 24350

Re: 10 LH 747-8 sitting on ramp in FRA

tom02 wrote:
LH doesn't fly internationally on most big holidays to give their employees a break. Not sure about European domestic ops during the holidays but i would asume they would be limited


Nothing to do with that, purely driven by reduced commercial demand.

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by theginge
Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG wins Monarch slots at Gatwick
Replies: 70
Views: 25076

Re: IAG wins Monarch slots at Gatwick

Just a thought, I wonder if the announced return to the Seychelles in 2018 could now be launched at LGW with these extra slots, freeing up the valuable LHR slot which would only be twice a week? At Gatwick with what aircraft, don't think they have much spare 777 capacity, then at Heathrow what woul...

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by theginge
Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will BA increase frequencies to SCL?
Replies: 22
Views: 4319

Re: When will BA increase frequencies to SCL?

The aircraft that BA can use are limited to Santiago as they have to be specially sprayed in the holds and cabins and only a small percentage can do the route as not all then-9s have been sprayed! I didn't look further than Sept / Oct but according to the BA Source 14 of BA's 16 789's flew to SCL s...

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by theginge
Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747 Retirement Date Set
Replies: 98
Views: 25231

Re: BA 747 Retirement Date Set

Guess good for BA...my last BA 744 flight was JFK-LHR in February 2003. On landing had to be towed from runway...took sooo long. While I have 100% confidence in BA engineering and maintenance, these aircraft are getting a bit too long in the tooth to be 100% reliable...maybe not today...but certain...

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by theginge
Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747 Retirement Date Set
Replies: 98
Views: 25231

Re: BA 747 Retirement Date Set

Page 120 suggests 3x 777-200 will be replaced by 3x777-300

That same presentation on Page 25 says there are 63 777 in 2017 yet they only have 58!

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by theginge
Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia threathens to close airspace for Dutch planes
Replies: 49
Views: 13548

Re: Russia threathens to close airspace for Dutch planes

The airport controls the slots, not KLM, but as often happens in a lot of these cases the Country with the perceived issue targets the largest or home carrier.

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by theginge
Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates adding 7th LHR Service
Replies: 53
Views: 12207

Re: Emirates adding 7th LHR Service

What slots are they using? Either they have only slots for those dates for whatever reason or they would be plain stupid to have slots and only use them for those dates. LHR is the one place where you cannot show up and schedule some extra flights as you please. There are slots available at Heathro...

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by theginge
Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3rd runway at LHR without buying more land
Replies: 97
Views: 10689

Re: 3rd runway at LHR without buying more land

Why not bite the bullet now, buy up all the necessary land and build a new full length runway to the north and a new full length runway to the south? Expensive, but you know its eventually going to happen :-) There just isn't any need to build a 3rd runway at LHR at all in my view, there are plenty...

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by theginge
Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG A350 Orders/Options
Replies: 101
Views: 17287

Re: IAG A350 Orders/Options

Although a-net members keep telling us the 779 is perfect for BA, so far IAG is displaying very little interest in them. And IAG is tending more and more to leverage via Airbus (for commonality) .... There is the commonality argument but I don't think that would stop them ordering the 777X for BA i...

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by theginge
Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF changes SYD-DXB-LHR back to SYD-SIN-LHR from 25th March 2018
Replies: 125
Views: 21011

Re: QF changes SYD-DXB-LHR back to SYD-SIN-LHR from April 2018

QF has just announced that their daily LON flight will go back to stopping in SIN instead of DXB. This will part of a broader QF/EK alliance but there will be no more QF-operated flights to DXB. Can EK run an additional Sydney to Dubai flight to make up for the QF one lost? They probably don't need...

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by theginge
Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's Next US Destination
Replies: 455
Views: 55745

Re: BA's Next US Destination

DeltaRules wrote:
Can an airline split an LHR slot between two cities? 4x/week IND, 3x CMH or vice versa?


I would guess so, seeing as BA have quite a few destinations that aren't daily. That slot will be used for something else other days of the week.

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by theginge
Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Terminal 5 and OW Partners
Replies: 33
Views: 5744

Re: BA Terminal 5 and OW Partners

Another issue is that, by union agreement, only BA staff can be employed and used as ground staff in T5. Handlers like Dnata, Menzies, Swissport aren't allowed to operate in T5, and that could potentially limit the appeal of moving into T5. Is this really the case? Heathrow Airport own the Terminal...

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by theginge
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747 Retirement
Replies: 27
Views: 13727

Re: BA 747 Retirement

Geminijets101 wrote:
Will the MIA-LHR route be A380 year round after the retirement?


Only if BA get more A380's, they have 12 so year round Miami would mean another route losing the A380.

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by theginge
Thu May 18, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK and other European countries
Replies: 265
Views: 31967

Re: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK and other European countries

Seems to show that the ban on larger electronic devices from certain countries but not others is a bit of a waste of time. If there was an imminent danger the ban would have come in without warning, like the liquids ban in 2006, not strung out by focusing on certain airports and then thinking about ...

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by theginge
Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Weather delay sat on the aircraft on the taxiway
Replies: 5
Views: 1527

Re: Weather delay sat on the aircraft on the taxiway

So about 2 months ago I flew easyjet MAN-AMS with work, ~EZY1831. There was bad weather in ams and so they were down to one runway, the captain made an announcement just as the last pax got on the plane and they decided that they would taxi out to the runway and shut everything down for an hour (ju...

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by theginge
Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF Ends MEL-DXB-LHR in Favor of MEL-PER-LHR, EK Upgrades to A380
Replies: 109
Views: 20178

Re: QF Ends MEL-DXB-LHR in Favor of MEL-PER-LHR, EK Upgrades to A380

dcajet wrote:
So where will QF fly to with the A380 that is currently used on the MEL-DXB-LHR run?


Looking at the timetable the A380 will stay at LHR for 16 hours, so that will use up some of then spare time.

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by theginge
Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 411
Views: 42241

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

So effectively someone could take a Laptop through security screening in say DXB, DOH or AUH and take it in the cabin of a plane going to Europe then change planes, go through screening to likely the same level at that airport then board a plane to the USA with laptop in cabin. Yet they can't do exa...

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by theginge
Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3 questions about the Concorde in the UK
Replies: 28
Views: 3958

Re: 3 questions about the Concorde in the UK

Its also seems partly because Heathrow Airport own most of the land and they wouldn't use a bit of their tarmac to display a static aircraft

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by theginge
Thu Dec 15, 2016 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to introduce 772 on LHR-MAD
Replies: 29
Views: 8338

Re: BA to introduce 772 on LHR-MAD

Question for our economists or other members familiar with this topic: I always thought that you do not use aircraft designed for longhaul missions for short flights because of the limited number of takeoff and landings for each aircraft during its life time. I am fully aware that they make use of ...

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by theginge
Tue Nov 29, 2016 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747-400 departs SAN for the final time
Replies: 22
Views: 7681

Re: 747-400 departs SAN for the final time

BA have the 744 in their fleet for at least the next 6-8 years so you can't rule out it appearing again between now and then.

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by theginge
Thu Nov 24, 2016 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Difference between load factors and yields
Replies: 10
Views: 1802

Re: Difference between load factors and yields

Or more simply number of seats sold over total number of seats on the plane gives you the load factor

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by theginge
Fri Nov 04, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA returns to 10-abreast 777 seating, increases A320 seating
Replies: 116
Views: 22081

Re: BA returns to 10-abreast 777 seating, increases A320 seating

Is it possible that BA is expanding their LGW fleet to 25 777s? I know that's a substantial increase, and I don't think that OAK and FLL require a double-digit fleet of 777s to operate, but could we see a more aggressive expansion coming soon? Only if they are getting the equivalent longhaul one fo...

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by theginge
Fri Nov 04, 2016 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA returns to 10-abreast 777 seating, increases A320 seating
Replies: 116
Views: 22081

Re: BA returns to 10-abreast 777 seating, increases A320 seating

The media kicked up a massive storm when BA first tried 10Y 777s many years ago on certain routes, I wonder if the same thing will happen again? Certainly, the moans about the seating on their 787-8s got media attention. Why? How many carriers already have 10 across in Economy on their 777's? A lot...

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by theginge
Thu Sep 29, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways intends to introduce BOB catering in Jan 2017
Replies: 108
Views: 19051

Re: British Airways intends to introduce BOB catering in Jan 2017

Funny how Lufthansa, with their not very good free food options, will soon be the only large EU carrier offering acceptable free nourishment on board. That being said, the BA BOB options seem to be of good quality and the prices are not outrageous either, so kudos on that point. Contactless payment...

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by theginge
Mon Sep 19, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow - Noise & routings
Replies: 4
Views: 1339

Re: Heathrow - Noise & routings

People seem to forget that landing aircraft are below 3,000' for much of the approach, while 70% of departures could climb above that, before they even cross the fence. Before the third runway is built, the use of both runways in the morning (TEAM) and evening peaks should be extended. Departures s...

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by theginge
Sun Sep 18, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways intends to introduce BOB catering in Jan 2017
Replies: 108
Views: 19051

Re: British Airways intends to introduce BOB catering in Jan 2017

If BA does this how long before other European Legacy carriers follow? I think it won't be long before they do!

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by theginge
Tue Sep 06, 2016 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: La Compagnie suspends Luton - New York
Replies: 13
Views: 5159

Re: La Compagnie suspends Luton - New York

I don't think anyone is surprised by this. Seems strange they would have thought it would work in the first place especially from one of the airports that is more difficult to get to from London.

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by theginge
Mon Aug 22, 2016 12:32 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Forced logout
Replies: 3
Views: 2157

Re: Forced logout

This is very annoying, happens to me too. End up posting once a week or so and always having to log back in. Didn't before the upgrade.

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by theginge
Mon Aug 22, 2016 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow - Noise & routings
Replies: 6
Views: 1152

Re: Heathrow - Noise & routings

A study this week has said that LHR noise affects 750,000 people around London. Whilst I do not agree with it, I do think more could be done to reduce the number of homes being overflown by Heathrow operations. Departures are often held below 5800' until they clear the four stacks near London, BOV,...

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by theginge
Wed Jul 27, 2016 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR 3rd - Too much runway
Replies: 14
Views: 3694

Re: LHR 3rd - Too much runway

There is not enough land there to build a runway and associated infrastructure without demolishing something or moving roads. Some of that M25 section is elevated so its not as simple as just fitting it in the gap.

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by theginge
Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2016 - Airbus Orders
Replies: 193
Views: 73300

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2016 - Airbus Orders

hkcanadaexpat wrote:
Rumours on twitter that the A359 test frame flew from TLS to LGW this morning to pick up Richard Branson and fly him to Farnborough to announce the awaited Virgin Atlantic A359 order.
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Seems so, its just landing at Farnborough after its short flight from Gatwick

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by theginge
Tue Jun 07, 2016 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New BA Club World Seat Design Leaks Out
Replies: 43
Views: 18447

RE: New BA Club World Seat Design Leaks Out

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/thaiflyer" class="quote" target="_blank">thaiflyer</a> (<a href="#23" class="quote">Reply 23</a>):<br/><i>I still can't get used to flying back ...

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