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by skipness1E
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 into Heathrow - 01 July 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 1169

Re: A380 into Heathrow - 01 July 2020

The weekly China Southern from CAN. They’re on 27R so eastern end of the perimeter road by Purple Parking or along the front of the BA hangars should be good.
This is the only A380 we see all week.

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by skipness1E
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air Cancels Orders For 92 737 MAXs and 5 787s
Replies: 126
Views: 23734

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

B787-9 G-CLJN first flew in Jan. Guess that’s ntu as well?

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by skipness1E
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA9708 into LHR this morning
Replies: 7
Views: 4309

Re: AA9708 into LHR this morning

Pre 6am landing slots are in limited supply . Arrive early and it’s round and round and round again till 6am . COVID19 hasn’t changed the pre 6am noice abatement slot regulations as far as I know. So they just increase pollution in the UK so the plane doesn’t land at 5:58 It’s been that way for dec...

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by skipness1E
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways 787-10
Replies: 84
Views: 33950

Re: British Airways 787-10

BA’s 787-10 will operate LHR-ATL/SEA from August 1. https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/292100/british-airways-julyaugust-2020-long-haul-operations-as-of-26jun20/ I’m guessing DFW/BNA’s 78Xs have been cancelled? Assuming it’s delivered tonight, will the aircraft operate familiarizatio...

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by skipness1E
Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 328
Views: 62415

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

I saw that article. Can't believe BA pay some CC £70k and others £28k ... The legacy fleet should have been dealt with years ago . Zero sympathy. It’s a tiny minority and Mixed Fleet would deal with this over time. It was once a career with prospects, now intended to burn kids out while they’re you...

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by skipness1E
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: RAF's VIP A330 MRTT getting 'Austin Powers' Repaint
Replies: 91
Views: 9228

Re: RAF's VIP A330 MRTT getting 'Austin Powers' Repaint

Oh it’s fine but most will moan about it and the cost but be the first to explode with rage when they paint it grey again.

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by skipness1E
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 204
Views: 53147

Re: Norwegian News and Discussion Thread

Hub and spoke needs a critical mass of traffic to pay for the higher costs. This was the thinking behind building and building at LGW albeit at a loss. They’re going to be starting again from scratch and hoping to make money using the same flawed formula. Hub and spoke loco long haul doesn’t work in...

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by skipness1E
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the future of LGW? What will it mean for the other hubs?
Replies: 86
Views: 9968

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

Talking about LGW’s catchment area is largely a wild goose chase because you also fall squarely into LHR’s catchment area which has an enormous overlap. Hence all things being equal, the market will want you to travel from LHR regardless if you live in Crawley as the critical mass of connections ex...

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by skipness1E
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the future of LGW? What will it mean for the other hubs?
Replies: 86
Views: 9968

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

So, how do you define "actual"? A distinction without a difference. LGW is more of a London airport than LCY is.. by 40 million passengers. No idea what you mean, something lost in translation. I was simply explaining as someone who lives IN London, how we see the limits of London and why...

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by skipness1E
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the future of LGW? What will it mean for the other hubs?
Replies: 86
Views: 9968

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

Talking about LGW’s catchment area is largely a wild goose chase because you also fall squarely into LHR’s catchment area which has an enormous overlap. Hence all things being equal, the market will want you to travel from LHR regardless if you live in Crawley as the critical mass of connections exi...

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by skipness1E
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the future of LGW? What will it mean for the other hubs?
Replies: 86
Views: 9968

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

Seeing as there are only two actual London airports, Heathrow cannot take much more. As for London City airport too short a runway and not enough stands. And before people moan about Heathrow, that airport is near Hounslow which is outer London. And if people want to get pedantic London City is the...

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by skipness1E
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 474
Views: 58298

Re: BA LHR -MIA

It’s BA209F, a cargo flight. Heathrow has a load of cargo flights using their old passenger callsigns, all Air China, EVA, Emirates, JAL, China Southern and China Eastern are all using this system. Additional flights have cargo callsigns, i.e. BA3000, QR8850 series but the core program is the passen...

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by skipness1E
Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion
Replies: 342
Views: 56364

Re: Air Europa might stay independent.

I am not trying to troll, I am not. But the commercial reality has always been that businesses will pay a market rate for staff and goods. There are queues round the block of young and keen people wanting to be cabin crew for a few years and see the world. There is a glut of desperate and qualified ...

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by skipness1E
Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion
Replies: 342
Views: 56364

Re: Air Europa might stay independent.

Given what is going on at British Airways how can IAG justify paying a Billion Euros for Air Europa. It's one thing to buyout jobs of people a few years from retirement, BA is cutting the top FA job pay in half. Willie Walsh doesn't still have to prove he is "tough as nails", we learned t...

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by skipness1E
Sun Jun 14, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA Transatlantic Drawdown Time Line
Replies: 106
Views: 11033

Re: TWA Transatlantic Drawdown Time Line

American started Heathrow operations on 1 July 1991, the last TWA 747 departure was N301TW on 1 July 1991 and the first American arrival was the same day, a 767-300 from JFK. The next day 2 July 1991 American had a full operation with arrivals from Boston, Chicago, JFK, Newark and Miami. amc737 So ...

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by skipness1E
Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 328
Views: 62415

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

no way would i support this carrier ever. I feel horrible for those of you who have to work under this plutocratic group of oligarchs. They never should have been allowed to ensnare EI and IB in their consortium, thus submitting those groups to the same Elite first scheme. I hope BA fails, and the ...

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by skipness1E
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Gatwick: Rare color images from 1958
Replies: 15
Views: 3517

Re: London Gatwick: Rare color images from 1958

GlobalAirways wrote:
Thank you for sharing. Really cool to see how things have changed. I didn't see any HVAC systems on the roof?

In 1958.
In East Sussex.

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by skipness1E
Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Non photographed airliners?
Replies: 37
Views: 6102

Re: Non photographed airliners?

AirUK’s BAe146-200QC G-BTIA. I saw this but it never entered service!

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by skipness1E
Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Non photographed airliners?
Replies: 37
Views: 6102

Re: Non photographed airliners?

I feel like the OP is asking about a specific airframe which would be paint scheme independent. I think the only possible ones are examples that crashed on or shortly after the first flight, going back quite a while. No these are good examples. Specifically it was searching for pics of BOAC’s G-AWN...

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by skipness1E
Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Non photographed airliners?
Replies: 37
Views: 6102

Non photographed airliners?

When was the last Western built airliner, for which no photographic record exists of the airframe? I don’t mean as a type, I mean as a particular airframe. What year can we get back to where an aircraft was built and no public photo exists?

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by skipness1E
Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am - new/modified livery at the end?
Replies: 20
Views: 5269

Re: Pan Am - new/modified livery at the end?

One of the major things that showed Pan Am had no clear strategy was the livery was inconsistent for decades. Titles became bigger, fonts were changed, names were swapped frequently. Nothing was consistent.

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by skipness1E
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Officially Retires the 767
Replies: 68
Views: 13798

Re: Air Canada Officially Retires the 767

Sorry just to be clear, has Air Canada Rouge retired their fleet of 25 B763s? No return to transatlantic leisure is envisaged?

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by skipness1E
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Czech Airlines returning to LHR
Replies: 29
Views: 6011

Re: Czech Airlines returning to LHR

It’s the old flight numbers too!

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by skipness1E
Tue May 26, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 204
Views: 53147

Re: Updated :Norwegian Bankruptcy

Norwegian still 30% cheaper than AF-KLM :) They have tremendous growth opportunities as it is easy to grow from current 7 aircraft. Just imagine how much Norwegian will be worth when they start flying double digits of aircraft and enter international markets outside Norway as they hope to do someti...

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by skipness1E
Sun May 24, 2020 6:56 pm
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: 19369

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

DrPaul wrote:
skipness1E wrote:
LGW gets no capital investment in new aircraft. Since the based B732 fleet in the 1980s, they have taken on delivery one single new build Dan Air ordered B734 in 1993 (G-BUHK)...


Dan Air ordered a new aeroplane? I find that hard to believe!

I apologise, it was leased from ILFC.

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by skipness1E
Fri May 22, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways network updates
Replies: 228
Views: 49589

Re: BA cancels LHR-CHS for rest of 2020

You’ll be surprised how much of a return to normal we’ll see by October I think. I think you need to remember the furlough scheme ends in Oct and many of those on it become unemployed the next day. The Chancellor said last week we are heading for the biggest recession in living memory. So, no, the ...

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by skipness1E
Fri May 22, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways network updates
Replies: 228
Views: 49589

Re: BA cancels LHR-CHS for rest of 2020

The thing is though, BA will have to bring back the majority of its route network because after October it will be required to fill all it’s slots again at Heathrow. Unless they plan on running more shorthaul flights. It’s surely more likely that the “use it or lose it” rule won’t be enforced until...

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by skipness1E
Fri May 22, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways network updates
Replies: 228
Views: 49589

Re: BA cancels LHR-CHS for rest of 2020

The thing is though, BA will have to bring back the majority of its route network because after October it will be required to fill all it’s slots again at Heathrow. Unless they plan on running more shorthaul flights. It’s surely more likely that the “use it or lose it” rule won’t be enforced until...

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by skipness1E
Thu May 21, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: All OW carriers to move T5 LHR
Replies: 38
Views: 7701

Re: Rumor: All OW carriers to move T5 LHR

Heard this morning that the shuffle at LHR will continue as ALL OW carriers will move to T5 in LHR next month. With the drop in flights for the long term this would make sense to me. I agree, would make sense to me. Where did you hear this from?? The drop in flights for the long term? How long? Cos...

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by skipness1E
Thu May 21, 2020 8:14 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: 19369

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

Not sure the big fuss over these Gatwick planes being second hand. In the case of the 777’s they had a higher standard interior than much of the LHR fleet for a period of time. The 777s aren’t second hand. It’s not a fuss, it’s more the case that LGW’s ROI vs LHR was inferior and so capital spendin...

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by skipness1E
Wed May 20, 2020 11:15 pm
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: 19369

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

Not sure the big fuss over these Gatwick planes being second hand. In the case of the 777’s they had a higher standard interior than much of the LHR fleet for a period of time. The 777s aren’t second hand. It’s not a fuss, it’s more the case that LGW’s ROI vs LHR was inferior and so capital spendin...

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by skipness1E
Wed May 20, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: All OW carriers to move T5 LHR
Replies: 38
Views: 7701

Re: Rumor: All OW carriers to move T5 LHR

Heard this morning that the shuffle at LHR will continue as ALL OW carriers will move to T5 in LHR next month. With the drop in flights for the long term this would make sense to me. Your last sentence is wrong. Yes, it kinda makes some sense at the minute, however if we’re in recovery mode next su...

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by skipness1E
Wed May 20, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: All OW carriers to move T5 LHR
Replies: 38
Views: 7701

Re: Rumor: All OW carriers to move T5 LHR

Heard this morning that the shuffle at LHR will continue as ALL OW carriers will move to T5 in LHR next month. With the drop in flights for the long term this would make sense to me. Your last sentence is wrong. Yes, it kinda makes some sense at the minute, however if we’re in recovery mode next su...

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by skipness1E
Wed May 20, 2020 5:50 pm
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: 19369

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

How an earth are US destinations from LGW, or indeed LHR going to start in about 5 weeks? Really??? They just keep shuffling dates back a month every four weeks. Is the Caribbean ready for thousands of incomers?

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by skipness1E
Mon May 18, 2020 6:20 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: 19369

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

Should be the first of many, the 78X is very well-suited to BA. In a perfect world they might be used as a drop in replacement for LGW 77Es, but LGW doesn't get much love even when times are good! LGW gets no capital investment in new aircraft. Since the based B732 fleet in the 1980s, they have tak...

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by skipness1E
Sat May 16, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 170
Views: 42018

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

It seems that I was correct in stating that Aeroflot 77W VQ-BFO would be in the ‘old livery,’ now the question remains: why? It was ordered and agreed before the rebrand. It’s not unknown, BA took a Landor B763 and some B752s after the launch of the world tails livery. The contract signed at the wo...

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by skipness1E
Fri May 15, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Laker Airways nonstop London-Tampa?
Replies: 17
Views: 4117

Re: Laker Airways nonstop London-Tampa?

All of these details are avialable in :
Laker: The Glory Years of Sir Freddie Laker
A Hardback edition by Ania Grzesik and Gregory Dix.

Read it on some long haul flying last year :) HIGHLY Recommended.

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by skipness1E
Wed May 13, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"
Replies: 135
Views: 31074

Re: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"

Vio wrote:
"Sir"... I laugh every time someone uses that... Grown men with titles that are as outdated as those that bestow them.

Like “President Bush” or “President Obama” you say? Good point, well made.

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by skipness1E
Tue May 12, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Plans GLA for 2021
Replies: 24
Views: 4478

Re: Virgin Atlantic Plans GLA for 2021

Orlando in peak season is price gouging as Ma, Pa and the we'ans pay top dollar to go direct and avoid connecting, the annual Disney holiday is still very popular. Outside peak, some decent fares are available and the service does not operate in the winter months by and large, although the season wa...

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by skipness1E
Sun May 10, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ A359ULRs all parked?
Replies: 52
Views: 18303

Re: SQ A359ULRs all parked?

LAX772LR wrote:
Oilman wrote:
Is there a way to see the difference between a standard A359 and a -ULR?

Physically, no.

The forward cargo bay on the -ULR is sealed and inactive, so if you're not able to read the regs, then that's sometimes a giveaway when at the gate.

What’s in there? Dead space or additional fuel??

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by skipness1E
Sat May 09, 2020 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Laker Airways nonstop London-Tampa?
Replies: 17
Views: 4117

Re: Laker Airways nonstop London-Tampa?

departedflights wrote:
skipness1E wrote:
DC10-10s operated via Bangor some of the time to the US. MIA was a non stop series 30. Suspect that would be it?


Do you mean DC-10s in general or specifically Lake DC-10s?

Specifically Laker.

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by skipness1E
Fri May 08, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Laker Airways nonstop London-Tampa?
Replies: 17
Views: 4117

Re: Laker Airways nonstop London-Tampa?

DC10-10s operated via Bangor some of the time to the US. MIA was a non stop series 30. Suspect that would be it?

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by skipness1E
Thu May 07, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Post Covid Fleet Plan Summary
Replies: 66
Views: 13197

Re: IAG Post Covid Fleet Plan Summary

I believe they’re being leased and are no longer coming. Source? The 77Ws are likely to be delivered as agreed. You can't just pull out of a lease deal like this 6 months before taking them without massive penalties. How come they no longer appear on the fleet plans? Depends on the lease BA signed ...

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by skipness1E
Thu May 07, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR A330 into LHR
Replies: 14
Views: 4323

Re: AR A330 into LHR

Ask Mar Thatcher and the Malvinas issues ! Last scheduled services was in 1990 through they did operate a few Rugby World Cup related flights in 2015 You mean the Falkland Islands? The ones as far from Argentina as London is from Lisbon? The ones Argentina never had sovereignty over? THOSE islands ...

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by skipness1E
Thu May 07, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Post Covid Fleet Plan Summary
Replies: 66
Views: 13197

Re: IAG Post Covid Fleet Plan Summary

Special wrote:
Was there any mention of the 4 77Ws meant to be delivered starting this summer?

I believe they’re being leased and are no longer coming.

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by skipness1E
Tue May 05, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic seeks restructuring; files for BK in US Court
Replies: 1455
Views: 175740

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

RvA wrote:
gunnerman wrote:
VS had already closed its operations at MAN, GLA and BFS. With the closure of LGW VS has flights only from LHR T2.


LHR T3? Or are they moving?

Any passenger flights are in T2. T3 Virgin cargo flights only.

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by skipness1E
Thu Apr 30, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 328
Views: 62415

Re: BA could make up to 12.000 employees redundant

Closing BA LGW just means the long haul routes moved to LHR to protect slots and selected short haul support long haul connections once more. As for LGW-GLA/EDI/AMS where they compete to some extent with LHR, like LCY, I suspect they’ll be dropped. LGW pretty much is easyJet now anyway, as D8 have r...

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by skipness1E
Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic seeks restructuring; files for BK in US Court
Replies: 1455
Views: 175740

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

Airlines SHOULD be getting special treatment as profitable viable employers are now closing because of government decisions. That’s “special treatment” required. I must say I am alarmed by the cold and callous attitude of many, especially US posters on this thread. This is not survival of the fittes...

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by skipness1E
Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France 777F’s
Replies: 30
Views: 4524

Re: Air France 777F’s

They have two left, still in the old colours I think. The company wanted out of main deck cargo, as did KLM which outsourced the KLM B744Fs to Martinair.

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