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by BrianDromey
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/20
Replies: 62
Views: 5106

Re: Irish 7/20

In the last week AA has reduced the DFW-DUB-DFW August schedule from daily to 5x weekly, and with todays schedule update it's down to 3x weekly. Seat maps on AA show very, very light loads even on this reduced schedule. Sadly no surprise the initial reintroduction plans were somewhat optimistic at ...

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by BrianDromey
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/20
Replies: 62
Views: 5106

Re: Irish 7/20

Restricting travel abroad and mandatory 14-day quarantines indefinitely as a solution to keep the case positivity and R rates down is not realistic. My own view is that people need to learn to live with the disease, accept the risks if they travel and the government needs refine and expand on the m...

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by BrianDromey
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of IAG post-pandemic
Replies: 48
Views: 4570

Re: Future of IAG post-plandemic

As others have mentioned, there is likely to be some movement of the fleet between OpCos, especially the narrowbodies. I think BA, EI and IB will have similar networks, but lower frequencies overall. Perhaps they will have more seasonal routes - for this summer BA LGW seems to be transplanted to LHR...

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by BrianDromey
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 36171

Re: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...

Aer Lingus are further extending the USA cancellations until 10th August. No real surprise. Swiss resume ORK-ZRH from 5th July. 10th August seems ambitious Indeed. Cases, overall, are still on the rise in the US - this NY Times article has an interesting pictogram. Blue are the areas with fallen ca...

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by BrianDromey
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air Cancels Orders For 92 737 MAXs and 5 787s
Replies: 126
Views: 23438

Re: Norwegian Air Cancels Orders For 92 737 MAXs and 5 787s

Norwegian was suffering from overcapacity and needed to refocus before COIVD. They are doing the smart thing ditching commitments to new aircraft. There will be plenty of relatively lightly used aircraft available in the near future. There is a large glut of 737MAX the market needs to absorb, a larg...

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by BrianDromey
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 36171

Re: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...

Although this will probably be taken wrongly, I actually have little sympathy for EI in this particularly respect. For far too long they have solely been US-centric and seem to think it's the only area on a world map. When major international airlines can introduce service to Dublin, it to me shows...

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by BrianDromey
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 36171

Re: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...

The point made was accurate - sitting on the ground is less costly than operating a loss making flight - assuming the aircraft is leased. If owned then there could be an outside case for operating some flights. My missed point was that all the noises from EI are very negatuve., all of the time! IAG...

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by BrianDromey
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 36171

Re: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...

A survey by the Central Statistics Office today shows that the Irish general public are very wary of social mixing in the present circumstances. The bad news for air travel in the immediate future is that the CSO research also revealed that 78% of those surveyed said they are uncomfortable or very ...

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by BrianDromey
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reports: LH might let SN file for bankruptcy
Replies: 133
Views: 23059

Re: Reports: LH might let SN file for bankruptcy

SN isn’t going anywhere. They have a role to play as many have already said. It will be very interesting (provided things stabilise) where the Lufthansa Group will be in 5 years time and how each of its entities are performing. They have a role to play, but the issue when part of a larger group is ...

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by BrianDromey
Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the future of LGW? What will it mean for the other hubs?
Replies: 86
Views: 9870

Re: What is the future of LGW? What will it mean for the other hubs?

I think the poster materially misunderstands the London market. Demand to/from London is almost unprecedented world-wide, it joins NY as the only "Alpha ++" city. While for inbound traffic "London" may seem adequate, as they all have relatively good surface transport to Zone 1, t...

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by BrianDromey
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 36171

Re: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...

Letter to the Editor: Aer Lingus uses crisis to slash pay and axe 500 jobs Aer Lingus are going through some hard times. However the crisis is temporary. Aer Lingus have so far netted €7.48m from the HSE for fetching PPE from China. They have been hailed national heroes. But are they? Last week the...

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by BrianDromey
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Rouge to eventually use A321's on TATL routes
Replies: 23
Views: 5495

Re: AC Rouge to eventually use A321's on TATL routes

With the proposed Transat acquisition, surely given the reduced demand the combined Transat A330/321(738) fleet and the AC A330/787/777 fleet will be enough to cover for the 767s being retired? If the Transat acquisition does go through AC has significant flexibility to deploy Widebodies/A321neo acr...

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by BrianDromey
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 36171

Re: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...

The times for the easyJet service seem very sensible, allowing daytrips, if desired. BFS 07:30 Mon-Sat EZY282 arrives BFS 10:20 Mon-Sat EZY283 departs BFS 18:30 Mon-Fri & Sun EZY284 arrives BFS 21:20 Mon-Fri & Sun FR and U2 have already tried BHD and walked away. Ryanair 'walked away' becaus...

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by BrianDromey
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 36171

Re: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...

The unilateral imposition of new T&Cs at EI is very IAG "Show me the F***ing money" par for the course. With BA leading the aggressive cost cutting the rest of the group have little choice, if they want to secure any investment going forward. Pribably no better time to renew/renegotiat...

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by BrianDromey
Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Europa might stay independent.
Replies: 53
Views: 8312

Re: Air Europa might stay independent.

IAG are clearly trying to recreate their dominance from London over the North Atlantic in Madrid across the South Atlantic. Arguably, Air Europa could be a sensible pan-European low-cost brand, if they do want to phase out Vueling and/or LEVEL. This will not be optimal for the consumer, who will hav...

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by BrianDromey
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 36171

Re: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...

The Stobart slot applications are interesting. If they are planning to fly from BHD - which seems logical, the EIR brand seems suitable and complements the EI flights remaining from BHD, just LHR? The number of slots applied for indicates 3-5 daily on BHX, MAN and EDI. If the slots are just being us...

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by BrianDromey
Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 36171

Re: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...

I guess James thinks he is one of those who believes the rules don't apply to him! Tut tut! It certainly looks like it. In fairness I don't know what FRs communications are like in regards to masks, etc on-board. Has anyone got first hand experience? If it is anything like the passport advice, cabi...

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by BrianDromey
Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 36171

Re: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...

Cheers for all this info. It’s exactly what I/my family need. Personally, my trust in EI/all airlines is quite low at the moment. Hence not looking on their website for info. They are going to use every legal trick in the book to hold onto cash. I wanted knowledgeable people’s opinions on the matte...

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by BrianDromey
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 200
Views: 51580

Re: Updated :Norwegian Bankruptcy

They should be regulated like the public utilities they are.... Mastercard and Visa are absolutely not public utilities. There are lots of other ways to get paid, bank transfer, use AMEX merchant services, use a domestic payment channel - in Europe there are many domestic-only payment networks. In ...

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by BrianDromey
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 36171

Re: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...

Pity they don't put the 'message' into practice though.....'show' is one thing, but aren't you forgetting the debacle on a recent BHD-LHR flight, and the exact opposite of what you're claiming? Not really. There are no rules that require social distancing on aircraft, or other forms of transport. I...

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by BrianDromey
Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 36171

Re: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...

The upsell did make me laugh as it's so Ryanair. "Make sure you buy priority and two cabin bags" and "purchase Fast-Track to reduce queuing". I mean, when flying Ryanair I do just that because I hate waiting in queues and I like to be on board quickly, but it seems like they wan...

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by BrianDromey
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 36171

Re: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...

Is it just me, or does the Aer Lingus one instill more confidence. Much more professional, and caring for their passenger. Their video makes me want to fly one of their aircraft in the morning. The Ryanair one......not so much! I’d agree with that. It seems the journey has been thought through from...

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by BrianDromey
Thu May 28, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...
Replies: 250
Views: 29589

Re: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...

Having analysed the risk, I personally would be fine with getting on a plane as things stand (although I understand others will have different outlooks and health issues which may deter). I partially agree with you. I’m not overly concerned about the risk of being in an airport or on-board. What bo...

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by BrianDromey
Thu May 28, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 704
Views: 84563

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

EIBPI wrote:
There must be quite a few routes that will not be resuming after C19 to allow for seven aircraft at relative short notice.


That or a reduction of frequencies across the network, or a combination of both.

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by BrianDromey
Thu May 28, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...
Replies: 250
Views: 29589

Re: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...

In saying that SNN should be able to sustain flights to core routes such as London Amsterdam Paris along with the USA routes. Hopefully post Covid-19 SNN can get into growth mode again. SNN has never sustained flights to PAR or AMS. Off the top of my head FR have operated BVA, WX have operated CDG ...

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by BrianDromey
Mon May 25, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 725
Views: 110614

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

Interesting thread and shows how much DL sees the world having changed. If the A359 is as limited as some say in DL configuration the relatively low passenger demand will likely mean that DL don’t suffer a payload hit in operational reality. That might change as passenger demand recovers, but later ...

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by BrianDromey
Thu May 21, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...
Replies: 250
Views: 29589

Re: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...

Thats not a bad idea. If intra-European airlines can be confident that there isn't >66% or so LF demand anyway, then where's the harm in making some noise and fuss about leaving middle seats empty (initially at least) to help reassure the more nervous passengers. It might encourage some people to f...

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by BrianDromey
Mon May 18, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways to take delivery of first 787-10 arriving at LHR around 8am on 21 May 2020
Replies: 90
Views: 19260

Re: British Airways to take delivery of first 787-10 arriving at LHR around 8am on 21 May 2020

This is the first BA aircraft with the 'refreshed' First and Club Suite from the factory. I imagine the 77X will come with F, but the 78X could very well be the last aircraft in the BA fleet to be delivered with F. Should be the first of many, the 78X is very well-suited to BA. In a perfect world th...

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by BrianDromey
Mon May 18, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...
Replies: 250
Views: 29589

Re: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...

Nice little earner for EIN but someone's going to be paying the bill out of their taxes. I don't remember this deal being put out to tender... and I don't think we should be celebrating state-sponsored inefficiency. Maybe inefficient, but I wonder if it’s 100 sectors - which would be 50 inbound fli...

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by BrianDromey
Wed May 13, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...
Replies: 250
Views: 29589

Re: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...

Let's keep our opinions on what's right and wrong for a lockdown out of the thread. Honestly, none of us know who's doing this right. Ireland? England? Sweden? The Netherlands? All different approaches. Only time will tell. I think in the context of international aviation and potential quarantine r...

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by BrianDromey
Wed May 13, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...
Replies: 250
Views: 29589

Re: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...

Travel restrictions are not unprecedented, even within the UK. Jersey and the IoM require 14 days quarantine on arrival. Although Jersey and IOM are not part of the UK . So travel restrictions would not be a surprise. Right you are. I hadn't realised they are Crown Dependancies, rather than being p...

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by BrianDromey
Mon May 11, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: More airlines not following their own social distancing policies
Replies: 20
Views: 2561

Re: More airlines not following their own social distancing policies

I am just saying this looked TOTALLY avoidable if united did one of many things. Literally a flight a few hours later was wide open could easily have handled the middle seat customers on the 1pm. With all the empty seats out there the only way this happens was united doing nothing at all to prevent...

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by BrianDromey
Mon May 11, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the A330neo ever become as successful as its predecessors?
Replies: 199
Views: 24425

Re: Will the A330neo ever become as successful as its predecessors?

. Once the A350NEO comes the range capability will move towards 9000nm. By this 2030 Airbus would consider the next cleansheet MOM. 200 frames is not a bad run for such a modest investment...and what would convince airlines to upgrade to the A350 if they could ill afford it? 200 is ok. Providing th...

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by BrianDromey
Sun May 10, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?
Replies: 1317
Views: 161979

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/virgin-atlantics-shai-weiss-in-last-ditch-plea-for-help-6lh5d8sjl VS CEO interview on today’s times Weiss was adamant that the cost cuts would allow it to repay the state in full within five years — at a rate of up to £100m a year. “I can assure you that Virgin At...

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by BrianDromey
Sat May 09, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...
Replies: 250
Views: 29589

Re: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...

Does our quarantine rule exclude the UK, in the same way as its rule excludes us? That will at least make it easier for flights between the two countries to restart. Currently includes UK except NI which is a bit useless as you can fly Aer Lingus LHR-BHD then jump on the Ulsterbus or Enterprise unc...

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by BrianDromey
Fri May 08, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...
Replies: 250
Views: 29589

Re: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...

Head For Points summarised the IAG Q1 presentation this morning. The positives are that IAG is currently generating cash from the very limited flying. Of course the fixed costs are gobbling all that and more about £200 million a week. They also report that IAG see little point in social distancing o...

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by BrianDromey
Fri May 08, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: IAG and EY interested in creating a hub at VIE
Replies: 118
Views: 21431

Re: Rumor: IAG and Etihad interest in taking over OS

British Airways alone made an operating profit of nearly €2 billion last year, the option they had would have been to stop paying hefty dividends left right and centre, taking liquidity out the business and prioritizing takeover bids over existing group operations. Making 20,000 people redundant ha...

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by BrianDromey
Thu May 07, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: IAG and EY interested in creating a hub at VIE
Replies: 118
Views: 21431

Re: Rumor: IAG and Etihad interest in taking over OS

Is it just me that finds this (if true) utterly insane. While IAG is being bailed out on the Spanish side by the Spanish government, and BA is propping up the group with Union-busting contracts and 12,000 redundancies, IAG are considering expanding the group by BUYING an entire airline? I understan...

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by BrianDromey
Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?
Replies: 1317
Views: 161979

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

Haha tell that to Deltas shareholders who's £224 million investment in VS is down the tubes. Who will also be losing influence over slot pairs at the worlds premier airport. Virgin is far more than “marginal” interest. How is it that Delta would lose their slot influence? They'll maintain a 49% sta...

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by BrianDromey
Fri Apr 24, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/20: A bit of a dip ...
Replies: 215
Views: 27734

Re: Irish 4/20: A bit of a dip ...

Seems to me, that for most of the flight, that the person next to you is the greatest risk. If you think back to your last flight, for most of the flight, you could not even see the person in the seat in front of you. But you can certainly heard them if they are coughing and/or sneezing. There is a...

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by BrianDromey
Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: CX to walk away from 777X order
Replies: 225
Views: 41107

Re: Rumor: CX to walk away from 777X order

Please tell me, which one is a better option? 1. Defer/cut A359/A35K orders to save cash in the near term, and adopt wait-and-see approach on B779. 2. Cut the B779 orders even though the capital expenditure won't happen in two years or even longer. CX are likely doing both. However there will be pe...

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by BrianDromey
Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/20: A bit of a dip ...
Replies: 215
Views: 27734

Re: Irish 4/20: A bit of a dip ...

Ryanair has started to tell passengers who want refunds for cancelled flights that they will have to wait until the Covid-19 pandemic has passed – but that it can offer them vouchers straight away. Ive had another FR cancellation for May, this time I was able to change date or no fare difference. I...

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by BrianDromey
Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United p.s. Question
Replies: 129
Views: 24986

Re: United p.s. Question

I get the criticism and I completely agree a seat should not face away from the window it defeats the whole purpose of a passengers having a window seat. Im sure it will be a nice product, but it would have been nicer to have the seat facing the windows. Having looked at the Thomson website it does...

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by BrianDromey
Thu Apr 09, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Braniff A320 question
Replies: 15
Views: 3578

Re: Braniff A320 question

I belive these were single class aircraft? What was the seat count and do any photographs of the cabin survive? Google has not been helpful.

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by BrianDromey
Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet, Bail it or bin it?
Replies: 117
Views: 24782

Re: EasyJet, Bail it or bin it?

Around the time of the negotiation around the Brand Licence, there was a plan to drop the name - which has the working title of ‘OrangeJet’. It would also be interesting if they still have some of the IP from Go - if the situation with Stelios turned sour and they ditched the licence (which they ca...

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by BrianDromey
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United p.s. Question
Replies: 129
Views: 24986

Re: United p.s. Question

What UA should do is once the 737 MAX 10 gets delivered is install Polaris and fly them between EWR/BOS-SFO/LAX. Maybe if UA offers Polaris on EWR-SFO/LAX flights it would allow them to compete against what DL and AA is offering on JFK-SFO/LAX. UA will be installing flatbeds on their Max 10's - it ...

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by BrianDromey
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?
Replies: 1317
Views: 161979

Re: Virgin Atlantic facing collapse

As for moving everything to Gatwick, well we know what happens once airlines move from LHR to LGW, they usually go bust or stagger on for some time before being bought out. Pan Am and TWA didn't bounce back after leaving LHR. Actually the opposite is more likely, close LGW and retrench to LHR. I me...

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by BrianDromey
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet, Bail it or bin it?
Replies: 117
Views: 24782

Re: EasyJet, Bail it or bin it?

easyJet needs no bailout ! They have cash reserves of flying the full Programm for 9 month without a single passenger ! Sure it will be hard but before easyJet goes down a lot of other airlines will fold ! In about 2-3 month the flying Programm will start again ! Lots of airlines will habe shrunken...

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by BrianDromey
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/20: A bit of a dip ...
Replies: 215
Views: 27734

Re: Irish 4/20: A bit of a dip ...

But when the shareholder is almost bragging that they have 8 billion in cash, yet they can't do the decent thing and give "guests" their money back (many of whom really need it right now), then they deserve to be called out on it. They are not running those China flights for free either b...

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by BrianDromey
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/20: A bit of a dip ...
Replies: 215
Views: 27734

Re: Irish 4/20: A bit of a dip ...

I think it is extraordinary that EI have been operating such a comprehensive schedule over the past 2 or 3 weeks. I know a lot of routes were cancelled and others reduced in frequency, but FR took down their schedules a lot more quickly. They have been slow to dance routes, but on the other hand the...

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