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by FCAFLYBOY
Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 206
Views: 8576

Re: Airlines practicing social distancing in their cabins

Flew STN-CDT last week and 5 spare seats on FR. masks compulsory unless eating or drinking, no queuing for the lavs.

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by FCAFLYBOY
Tue May 12, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Maleth-Aero A346 Shuttles
Replies: 27
Views: 7048

Re: Maleth-Aero A346 Shuttles

Not sure on the exact reason, but cool to see such a short hop on the rare A340-600! However, it is painted in the "Thank You NHS" livery according to FR24 so I suspect some medical supplies perhaps?

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by FCAFLYBOY
Thu May 07, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Post Covid Fleet Plan Summary
Replies: 66
Views: 13238

Re: IAG Post Covid Fleet Plan Summary

Well, G-LCYJ has just left NWI where she has been parked for a good amount of time. Could be for keeping crew current or anything else of course, but interesting to see if she heads to LCY and stays there!

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by FCAFLYBOY
Thu Apr 30, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 347
Views: 68830

Re: BA may not reopen at Gatwick

wouldn't it be wise to see how the dust settles before closing bases and operations all together? ... while now it truly looks doom and gloom and little prospect for anything in the world ever again, there will eventually be an end to this, and it could be more sudden than people are visualising-wh...

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by FCAFLYBOY
Fri Apr 10, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Covid-19 Interesting One-Off Flights
Replies: 61
Views: 8814

Re: Covid-19 Interesting One-Off Flights

There's the 2 BA flights to Lima too end of March... Interesting that so many British people go there mainly to visit Cuzco and Machupichu but are needing to use either LA or IB... Might not be profitable for a direct flight to LHR or LGW but that was good to see... Interesting, although BA has for...

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by FCAFLYBOY
Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet, Bail it or bin it?
Replies: 117
Views: 24864

Re: EasyJet, Bail it or bin it?

https://news.sky.com/story/easyjet-foun ... s-11970245
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So now Stelios is threatening to sue the Execs at EasyJet if “they spend a penny” on a £4.5bn order for new aircraft....

https://news.sky.com/story/easyjet-foun ... s-11970245

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by FCAFLYBOY
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020
Replies: 542
Views: 99601

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

It is the former BA Cityflyer aircraft. They fly from LCY to NY. 100% Business class. I believe Titan acquired one of them, no? In that case she’ll no longer be in an all-J layout. I can’t possibly see why it would be flying LHR-ACC in an all-J layout particularly. I believe Titan acquired this fra...

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by FCAFLYBOY
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020
Replies: 542
Views: 99601

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

Titan A318 showing on FR24 at LHR right now, ZT801 taxiing to the runway. It looks to be operating a LHR-ACC rotation, possibly on behalf of the U.K. government as a repatriation flight? Very rare aircraft and even rarer route-pairing for an A318.

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by FCAFLYBOY
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020
Replies: 542
Views: 99601

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

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.bbc. ... s-52126661
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BBC article states “a number” of BA Cabin Crew have contracted Coronavirus after long haul flights. Hardly surprising, and not good news.

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.bbc. ... s-52126661

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by FCAFLYBOY
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 67134

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

Sure, but hardly any Western countries were taking it seriously at that time. Had he banned the exports at that point, I'm sure he would have been lambasted for depriving other countries then in severe need, that it's racially motivated, etc. Still requires understanding that there is a crisis comi...

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by FCAFLYBOY
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 499
Views: 248906

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus- ... t-11966066
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BA suspending all flights from LGW, to temporarily operate LHR-only during the current crisis.

https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus- ... t-11966066

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by FCAFLYBOY
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Carriers Considering Passenger Consolidation
Replies: 85
Views: 15479

Re: US Carriers Considering Passenger Consolidation

It seems the USA is finally seeing what has been happening across the world for (now) months and weeks, across Europe. I hope, in a few days, there are just skeleton domestic flights in the US, to maintain essential airlinks and supplies. There is NO need for anyone to be flying to take advantage of...

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by FCAFLYBOY
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who besides QR is operating a decent number of flights right now?
Replies: 17
Views: 3778

Re: Who besides QR is operating a decent number of flights right now?

PM wrote:
If you look at FR24, it is clear that UAE airspace is NOT closed.


Air space is not closed, correct, however all passenger flights have been suspended, with exception of a handful of repatriation flights. Cargo flights are fine.

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by FCAFLYBOY
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who besides QR is operating a decent number of flights right now?
Replies: 17
Views: 3778

Re: Who besides QR is operating a decent number of flights right now?

Ishrion wrote:
PM wrote:
And not all EY or EK flights are grounded.


I thought they all are for two weeks? Aside from repatriation and cargo?


They are, you're correct, no scheduled flights are operating at all.

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by FCAFLYBOY
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 337563

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

I’ll start by stating that I absolutely respect anyone’s individual decision to take multiple flights across the USA at this time. Why? Because in a few weeks, and indeed perhaps a lot less than that, you WILL be grounded and it will no longer be an option that you decide on. Thankfully. I’m complet...

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by FCAFLYBOY
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 337563

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

I’m flying BUR-SFO on WN this morning, manifest is 6 pax. Walked through the terminal for observation Saw B6 BUR-BOS and counted about 10 pax. AA BUR-DFW looked about 30, BUR-MDW about 15. BUR-DEN about 20. This is crazy. I don;t know why US airlines are continuing these domestic flights, consolida...

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by FCAFLYBOY
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 337563

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

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.expr ... -Group/amp
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IAG expects to cut capacity by as much as 75% until May, Willie Walsh to stay on rather than retire during the crisis..

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.expr ... -Group/amp

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by FCAFLYBOY
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 337563

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

British Airways fighting for survival according to CEO https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-british-airways/british-airways-in-battle-for-survival-over-coronavirus-idUSKBN2101Z2?il=0 Sorry but misleading - the email to staff was called survival Of British Airways - NOT British Airw...

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by FCAFLYBOY
Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 164297

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Great action by President Trump, closing its doors to Europe was long overdue. Europe decided not to place travel bans when the US did, and look where they are. These bans help us buy time. Sorry but what utter nonsense you're spouting. the USA is still, and has continued to allow many flights from...

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by FCAFLYBOY
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 183247

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

'Ghost' and largely empty flights are operating because EU 'Use it or lose it' rules still apply to UK slot restricted airports. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51809318 IATA has already made a request for this to be suspended given the current COVID-19 crises, and also, this is not just UK air...

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by FCAFLYBOY
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 183247

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

Will we see airports in Italy close? I don’t understand why there are still flights operating if the country is in lockdown?

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by FCAFLYBOY
Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 183247

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

18:57 Quarantine effective immediately for Israelis, minister says Israel's Interior Minister Aryeh Deri has clarified what the country's newly announced quarantine policy will mean for Israeli and foreign citizens. He said all Israelis arriving in the country must enter a 14-day quarantine as of M...

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by FCAFLYBOY
Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 183247

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

Yeah the airports should close, or else it’s all really kind of pointless?

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by FCAFLYBOY
Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 183247

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? I very much doubt that. IAG is a very profitable business, and BA has the advantage of the lucrative LHR base. Whilst they might suffer, unless we’re all wiped out mostly, London will always have stron...

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by FCAFLYBOY
Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 164297

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

First death in England where the victim, with pre-existing medical problems, tested positive for COVID-19. This was reported by the Royal Berkshire National Health Trust. Berkshire lies west of London, the easternmost part of Berkshire being about 50Km from the centre of London. Source Sky News : h...

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by FCAFLYBOY
Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 164297

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Big increase in UK numbers today, up to 115 currently from just 35 cases 48 hours ago. To be expected of course, and 25 cases confirmed in London alone... https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-three-new-cases-in-scotland-takes-uk-total-to-90-11950018 Rather surprised knowing how crowded Tubes (TFL...

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by FCAFLYBOY
Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 183247

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

Big spike in UK confirmed numbers today, some suggesting that all flights from Italy to the UK should be suspended for a period of time as many UK cases are linked to travel to or travellers returning from Italy... https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-three-new-cases-in-scotland-takes-uk-total-to-...

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by FCAFLYBOY
Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 164297

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus- ... 0-11950018
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Big increase in UK numbers today, up to 115 currently from just 35 cases 48 hours ago. To be expected of course, and 25 cases confirmed in London alone...

https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus- ... 0-11950018

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by FCAFLYBOY
Sun Mar 01, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 183247

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

Can we please try and stick to the topic thread, not argue who is biggest at JFK maybe?

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by FCAFLYBOY
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211616

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

So how is Cathay Pacific still allowed to fly to the US? Are there any mainland Chinese airlines still flying to the US? There should be no flights from China or Hong Kong until this epidemic is contained and eradicated. I’m afraid the time for that to be an effective action has since been and gone...

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by FCAFLYBOY
Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211616

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

I suspect now that BA has ceased flights to/from Shanghai and Beijing, Virgin will likely suspend Shanghai at some point today.

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by FCAFLYBOY
Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211616

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

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BA has just announced it is halting the booking of direct flights to PEK and PVG...

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.expr ... han-Ch/amp

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by FCAFLYBOY
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do Virgin Atlantic still fly from Gatwick - Tobago? I can't seem to book flights on their website!
Replies: 14
Views: 1913

Re: Do Virgin Atlantic still fly from Gatwick - Tobago? I can't seem to book flights on their website!

In Amadeus I'm seeing flights on Wednesday and Sunday - the VS website needs you to put the right dates of flights in, or I find it doesn't like it, so try that maybe? These are bookable in GDS.

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by FCAFLYBOY
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Bans Emirates First Class Shower Attendants
Replies: 64
Views: 17693

Re: UK Bans Emirates First Class Shower Attendants

So, what about the Virgin Atlantic inflight masseur/masseuses? Are/were those full certified Flight Attendants? They wouldn't qualify for the crew visa either, if they're not trained as such. But didn't Virgin withdraw that service years ago ? Quite possibly for similar reasons ? They withdrew it i...

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by FCAFLYBOY
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Bans Emirates First Class Shower Attendants
Replies: 64
Views: 17693

Re: UK Bans Emirates First Class Shower Attendants

So, what about the Virgin Atlantic inflight masseur/masseuses? Are/were those full certified Flight Attendants? They wouldn't qualify for the crew visa either, if they're not trained as such. The VS beauty therapists were fully qualified crew, in terms of SEP/Safety and usually service too, and occ...

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by FCAFLYBOY
Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paralympic medallist climbs on top of BA aircraft at LCY - Extinction Rebellion protest
Replies: 15
Views: 5020

Re: Paralympic medallist climbs on top of BA aircraft at LCY - Extinction Rebellion protest

any video on how he got up there? did he just grapple the door and climb on that? what about inspection for damage to the skin of the aircraft - any comments about whether it would be significant or not? co-opting others lives like this situation isn't good behavior imho I would be surprised if the...

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by FCAFLYBOY
Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paralympic medallist climbs on top of BA aircraft at LCY - Extinction Rebellion protest
Replies: 15
Views: 5020

Paralympic medallist climbs on top of BA aircraft at LCY - Extinction Rebellion protest

Interesting day today at LCY. Earlier in the day, a passenger on-board a flight from LCY was arrested and removed after attempting to cause disruption.Apparently linked to the Extinction Rebellion movement. Just now, in a separate incident at London City Airport, Paralympic bronze medallist James Br...

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by FCAFLYBOY
Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 219716

Re: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread

G-MLJL A332 is en-route MCO-MAN landing in 10 minutes as the final ever Thomas Cook Airlines UK flight. Very sad news.

Hopefully someone can catch her final landing at MAN.

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by FCAFLYBOY
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 219716

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines News and Discussion Thread

RobK wrote:
Final flight looks to be TCX24LU GTCDN LTBS-EGNT arriving back around 3.45 am tomorrow.


What about long haul? 6 x A330’s crossing the Atlantic right now en-route to LAS, CUN, MCO CCC etc?

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by FCAFLYBOY
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 219716

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines News and Discussion Thread

f4f3a wrote:
Are there still airtanker 330 in the fleet? Could a loan be excused by the government on the bases of keeping national assets secure and not impounded ?


I doubt it, as Air Tanker aircraft are leased-only and are not a TCX asset.

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by FCAFLYBOY
Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 219716

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines News and Discussion Thread

by738 wrote:
Not seeing any live flights for Malaysian A380's that would match those arrival times...


Agree, if it was due in to MAN at 18:00L it would’ve been airborne hours ago.

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by FCAFLYBOY
Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 219716

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines News and Discussion Thread

CWL757 wrote:
Rumours now that MAS A380 9M-MNF is due into MAN at 1800 and 9M-MIP is in CDG. Not sure for definite if these rumours are true as they were on a Facebook page.


Do you have a link, interested to follow.

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by FCAFLYBOY
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 219716

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines News and Discussion Thread

Operations look normal, but then, the meeting has only started less than an hour ago. I expect more news around midday, one way or the other. Even if they do get the additional £200m needed, which I feel is unlikely , they will burn through that in no time at all. Again, consumer confidence is gone,...

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by FCAFLYBOY
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 219716

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines News and Discussion Thread

Unfortunately, regardless of the outcome of tomorrow mornings’ emergency meeting, it’s terminal damage already. The brand has been damaged so badly now, with this weeks news, that consumers will not have faith to book with TC anymore. It’s a downward spiral I’d say, sadly. I would guess if the meeti...

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by FCAFLYBOY
Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Dorian Path
Replies: 56
Views: 10513

Re: Hurricane Dorian Path

I appears from the latest reports that Hurricain Dorian is almost stalling for over a day in forward movement as it turns from the West to the North over the northern Bahamas Islands (including Abacos & Grand Bahama) as a high Cat 4 - low Cat 5. It may lose some strength as it approaches and th...

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by FCAFLYBOY
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incident at Shannon Airport 15/08/2019
Replies: 4
Views: 3026

Re: Incident at Shannon Airport 15/08/2019

I'm guessing it may be in relation to AA, given the advisory for AA passengers to not check-in?

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by FCAFLYBOY
Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair UK-based pilots vote to strike.
Replies: 28
Views: 4701

Re: Ryanair UK-based pilots vote to strike.

https://www.euronews.com/2019/08/10/rya ... e-over-pay
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Seems like their Spanish-based colleagues are also threatening strike action too. Although this is regarding base closures more so, not a good look for Ryanair.

https://www.euronews.com/2019/08/10/rya ... e-over-pay

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by FCAFLYBOY
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic to cancel St Lucia
Replies: 42
Views: 11927

Re: Virgin Atlantic to cancel St Lucia

With their joint venture with delta, they can have passengers connect in jfk and Atlanta now to head there. Except that really doesn’t work outbound, without an overnight stop in the US, as the US-UVF flights all depart before any transatlantic arrivals. Which means an overnight stay, a night lost ...

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by FCAFLYBOY
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: S7 flight runs off end of runway, barely takes off
Replies: 84
Views: 23900

Re: S7 flight runs off end of runway, barely takes off

Oh my goodness! That was more than a close call! The passengers and crew must have thought it was curtains.

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