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by APYu
Tue Jul 04, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic 747 replacement program for Gatwick Ops
Replies: 54
Views: 18236

Re: Virgin Atlantic 747 replacement program for Gatwick Ops

The loss of 8 J seats on the LGW fleet, outside of school holiday, will largely affect staff travellers

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by APYu
Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic 747 replacement program for Gatwick Ops
Replies: 54
Views: 18236

Re: Virgin Atlantic 747 replacement program for Gatwick Ops

. The current cabin has just 14 J seats and seems to suit the beach fleet quite well, with the replacement aircraft will they keep this small Upper Class cabin or be tempted to increase as per the current 787 and 330 ? ? The A330s also operate some of the beach fleet routes from Gatwick and so the ...

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by APYu
Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airlines plans LAX
Replies: 75
Views: 11119

Re: Hong Kong Airlines plans LAX

HX can't decide what to be. Inflight service is beyond crap, . They give Y class pax a full meal on sectors as short as Hong Kong - Taiwan - I don't think you can call that crap, in comparison to what carriers such as BA now provide. Their long haul product, which they defined for their Gold Coast ...

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by APYu
Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A318 and LCY operations
Replies: 58
Views: 17262

Re: British Airways A318 and LCY operations

For the crews, some of them can be dead head to JFK onboard the flight to JFK and do the return service. This is a joke right? The deadheading Titan crew would still require overnight crew rest before operating. For the worst case, I believe it is not that difficult to rebook those passangers into ...

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by APYu
Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A318 and LCY operations
Replies: 58
Views: 17262

Re: British Airways A318 and LCY operations

. Cover for unscheduled maintenance and other problems impacting 'NA would be a different matter. But it is likely that Titan would give BA priority wherever 'NB was needed and available. . Cover for unscheduled maintenance would be pretty much impossible / pointless for Titan. Whilst they could so...

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by APYu
Fri May 19, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tui UK to Yangon
Replies: 5
Views: 1852

Re: Tui UK to Yangon

Yikes, that's quite a difference in seating config from the VIP Config

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by APYu
Tue May 09, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomson Airways UK to scrap B757 on LGW - JSI routes?
Replies: 10
Views: 3255

Re: Thomson Airways UK to scrap B757 on LGW - JSI routes?

Also it is still low season, the summer charter schedules aren't fully in effect yet. The loads probably aren't selling enough this time of year to make a 757 worth while if the 738 can get the needed performance with a less than full payload. My bet is you will see the 757 in the peak summer month...

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by APYu
Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways HS Trident long haul routes?
Replies: 19
Views: 5518

Re: British Airways HS Trident long haul routes?

Weren't they complete gas guzzlers?

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by APYu
Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 looking at MAN - MCO
Replies: 16
Views: 4151

Re: Jet2 looking at MAN - MCO

MAN - MCO does well in the school holidays - Fares are bargain basement outside of those times from England. Maybe some sort of creative scheduling that moves the aircraft around Scotland and Northern Ireland, taking advantage of the differing school holidays might work. Orlando is very popular with...

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by APYu
Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "British Airways 'turning into Ryanair' as first class passengers are the latest to lose perks"
Replies: 109
Views: 22496

Re: "British Airways 'turning into Ryanair' as first class passengers are the latest to lose perks"

I have about 0 sympathy for people who aren't comfortable in first class. Seriously get over yourself. You're completely missing the point. If you spend thousands of pounds for an F or J ticket, you expect value for money. Not that I can afford to fly F or J, but if I could, BA would probably be my...

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by APYu
Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Long Haul - Gatwick
Replies: 58
Views: 13573

Re: BA Long Haul - Gatwick

Cointrin330 wrote:
I flew the BA 2273 from LGW to JFK in October and I can tell you that it was packed.


Economy is often fully loaded - but it struggles up front. J is only half full again today.

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by APYu
Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to launch a New Club World soon.
Replies: 47
Views: 12930

Re: BA to launch a New Club World soon.

Yes, don't expect Dine on Demand - what they will be offering isn't really dine on demand as any decent airline would expect it.

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by APYu
Wed Jan 25, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGW, BA move terminals tonight 24th
Replies: 17
Views: 4383

Re: LGW, BA move terminals tonight 24th

KaiTak747 wrote:
Can someone explain the reason behind the terminal swap?


Gatwicks most important operator - EZY - wanted to consolidate its operations into a single terminal - the switching of EZY / VS / BA accommodated that.

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by APYu
Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways formally announces Las Vegas
Replies: 34
Views: 6804

Re: Qatar Airways formally announces Las Vegas

Congrats to Qatar :airplane: The way to stop this flight from launching: AI should start LAX-DEL! :D It makes good business sense now as ME 3+ Saudia will fly to LAX! Btw, do you know AI has 5th freedom rights for FRA-LAX. AI used to fly BOM-FRA-LAX on a B744 till 2006. This thread is about LAS not...

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by APYu
Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Non-rev pax handling for diversions
Replies: 12
Views: 4219

Re: Non-rev pax handling for diversions

At BA, for an en-route diversion you are treated as a confirmed pax. If the a/c returned to stand or indeed returned to LHR once departed then you're on your own.
You can only really start to relax on Non-Rev once the moving map suggests you aren't returning to LHR for any reason

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by APYu
Thu Jan 05, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2016-2017 (part 2)
Replies: 342
Views: 35046

Re: Orlando Air Service Discussion Part 2

dabpit wrote:
APYu wrote:
Not at all. It is typical to see VS with with one daily MAN and LGW in the slow season.

Yes, some days only one is scheduled so it's quite typical to only see one!. Im referring to the days when second flights are still scheduled, but have been zeroed out for future bookings.

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by APYu
Thu Jan 05, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA's New Gatwick Lounge questions
Replies: 3
Views: 828

Re: BA's New Gatwick Lounge questions

Seperate first yes but no arrivals lounge.
Lounge due to open on the day of the full switch.

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by APYu
Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2016-2017 (part 2)
Replies: 342
Views: 35046

Re: Orlando Air Service Discussion Part 2

I feel sorry for the 5 passengers booked in J already then as the later flight is already full :-(

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by APYu
Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2016-2017 (part 2)
Replies: 342
Views: 35046

Re: Orlando Air Service Discussion Part 2

I wonder if MCO is losing some of its magic for VS. I notice some of the second services on a Saturday from LGW have been zeroed out after the summer holidays (16th and 23rd of September are the dates I was looking at)

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by APYu
Mon Dec 19, 2016 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook pilot wins fatigue tribunal case.
Replies: 16
Views: 4612

Re: Thomas Cook pilot wins fatigue tribunal case.

A friend of mine is cabin crew for Thomas Cook. He was once rostered a long duty - Caribbean - LGW - MAN. The rostered duty was not within his allowed limits so he rang and questioned it. The response was that they amended the timings of the LGW stop - so on his roster the flight was arriving at LGW...

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by APYu
Thu Dec 15, 2016 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA latest to be rocked by strikes
Replies: 53
Views: 8847

Re: BA latest to be rocked by strikes

tonystan wrote:
metalinyoni wrote:
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The contract they are on is pretty much the one the legacy crew fought so hard against back in 2010 when they went on strike.


Its much worse. But legacy crew went on strike because a crew member was taken off each long haul flight.

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by APYu
Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX to increase HKG-MAN frequency with A350
Replies: 38
Views: 7452

Re: CX to increase HKG-MAN frequency with A350

Airbus order book shows 15, is that 3 extra from other sources? Do you have the delivery schedule of them? Thank you very much Just thinking if HX will convert some of the order to A350-1000 for higher capacity. They ordered 15 directly. They are now also taking 3 machines which were due for Azul (...

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by APYu
Wed Dec 14, 2016 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 BA A380s at JNB
Replies: 8
Views: 2939

Re: 2 BA A380s at JNB

Night flights are very preferable for those paying for the expensive seats.

Its also a good (cheap) place for the aircraft to get a deeper clean

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by APYu
Wed Dec 14, 2016 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX to increase HKG-MAN frequency with A350
Replies: 38
Views: 7452

Re: CX to increase HKG-MAN frequency with A350

zeke wrote:

Who are these long haul "operators" flying ULH into HKG ?


American Airlines are one I think?

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by APYu
Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX to increase HKG-MAN frequency with A350
Replies: 38
Views: 7452

Re: CX to increase HKG-MAN frequency with A350

hz747300 wrote:
Hmmm... I wonder how long before Hong Kong Airlines opens up its London route? :-)

It wont be long I'm sure - with 18 A350's due to arrive Is bound to happen sooner rather than later

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by APYu
Sat Nov 26, 2016 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airlines to YVR? A350?
Replies: 20
Views: 3820

Re: Hong Kong Airlines to YVR? A350?

AsiaTravel wrote:
They are only receiving 1 A350 in 2017 tough, they won't go far with that.


They are getting three from Aercap. Ones which supposed to be going to Azul.

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by APYu
Thu Oct 13, 2016 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad becomes a Skytrax 5 star airlines
Replies: 23
Views: 3757

Re: Etihad becomes a Skytrax 5 star airlines

They returned because they reached an agreeable payment amount with Skytrax for the 5 stars. Don't suppose you happen to have a source to back up that claim? :roll: Thought not. He doesn't need one. Its well known that's how Skytrax operates. The airlines pay them for the audits, and then they have...

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by APYu
Wed Oct 05, 2016 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Will BA Replace Their Horrible Widebody Business Class?
Replies: 43
Views: 8401

Re: When Will BA Replace Their Horrible Widebody Business Class?

Wifi would be awesome - they are so behind on that

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by APYu
Wed Oct 05, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Will BA Replace Their Horrible Widebody Business Class?
Replies: 43
Views: 8401

Re: When Will BA Replace Their Horrible Widebody Business Class?

That's half the cabin on most of the fleet. I call shenanigans on your numbers, sir. Its based on my own experience of travelling on BA staff travel. I'm typically 10 to 15 on the J priority list and have always been successful on it. On sunday I was Number 15 on a 40 J seat cabin Once I was Number...

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by APYu
Wed Oct 05, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Will BA Replace Their Horrible Widebody Business Class?
Replies: 43
Views: 8401

Re: When Will BA Replace Their Horrible Widebody Business Class?

Andy33 wrote:
ualcsr wrote:
Strangely they don't seem to have any problem filling these with paying customers.


If only they were all paying. Typically 10-20 of them are occupied by staff using concessions.

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by APYu
Tue Oct 04, 2016 2:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA 4-class 777 business class
Replies: 7
Views: 837

Re: BA 4-class 777 business class

morcegoa330 wrote:

It's business and it's a 777-200


That's the 773 Business Seat Map. The 777-200 ends at 15. the 300 has the extra row at 16

On the 773 avoid row 10 as it only has half a window. My preferred row on this AC is row 11 just ahead of the wing but with a full complement of windows.

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by APYu
Wed Sep 28, 2016 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to announce new US destination by the end of this Summer?
Replies: 220
Views: 40939

Re: BA to announce new US destination by the end of this Summer?

Theres still time. They normally announce good news such as a new route just after some bad news to try and move attention to more positive news.
I would expect new routes to be announced around or just after the announcement of the move to being a LoCo / Buy On Board airline for Euro Short Haul

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by APYu
Wed Sep 28, 2016 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to announce new US destination by the end of this Summer?
Replies: 220
Views: 40939

Re: BA to announce new US destination by the end of this Summer?

RWA380 wrote:
Summer is over, no new BA city announced, another end to a very strange read.


Summer, for this industry, goes through to almost the end of October, and the start of the Winter Timetables

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by APYu
Sun Sep 25, 2016 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Monarch to cease ops?
Replies: 571
Views: 100664

Re: Rumor: Monarch to cease ops?

They'd focus initially on their big destinations which are the ones being mentioned

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by APYu
Sun Sep 25, 2016 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Monarch to cease ops?
Replies: 571
Views: 100664

Re: Rumor: Monarch to cease ops?

For ATOL protection to kick in the liquidation has to have happened no? While ZB are still taking money why would the CAA offer to help. And by letting them continue to trade they would be creating more issues for pax to be resolved. The CAA would also have to open a brief tender process which I thi...

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by APYu
Sun Sep 25, 2016 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Monarch to cease ops?
Replies: 571
Views: 100664

Re: Monarch to cease ops?

The CAA wouldn't organise repatriation flights BEFORE an airline has gone bust.

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by APYu
Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A350 Club World Seat leaked
Replies: 12
Views: 8417

Re: British Airways A350 Club World Seat leaked

I wouldn't get too worked up. Same website released another one over a year ago that was supposed to be the new Club seat and it looked much different to this. Plus BA have confirmed that the new Club seat will have gate to gate IFE so from that rendering I sense it is not quite the finished articl...

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by APYu
Fri Aug 05, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What has been the secret to Jet2's success?
Replies: 9
Views: 1648

Re: What has been the secret to Jet2's success?

Their planes used to make money during the night too with the Royal Mail contract.no other LCC had this advantage at their start up.

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by APYu
Thu Aug 04, 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another squawk 7600 question.
Replies: 5
Views: 1465

Re: Another squawk 7600 question.

The idea behind a squawk code is that each airplane has a unique one. If a given flight is on 2454, then ATC knows that when radar pings 2454, it's flight X. The emergency numbers, though, aren't unique per se. Anyone can use them, so when a plane switches from their unique code to an emergency cod...

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by APYu
Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA7 (07Jul) LHR HND has turned back
Replies: 9
Views: 2761

Re: BA7 (07Jul) LHR HND has turned back

They'll try again at 0930 in the morning.

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by APYu
Thu Jul 07, 2016 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA7 (07Jul) LHR HND has turned back
Replies: 9
Views: 2761

Re: BA7 (07Jul) LHR HND has turned back

Due to a flight plan issue

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by APYu
Mon Jul 04, 2016 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Operational Issues at Vueling leading to delays and cancellations
Replies: 23
Views: 5792

Re: Operational Issues at Vueling leading to delays and cancellations

I remember reading here months back that someone was suggesting "BA could hand some of their LGW bucket&spade routes to their partner Vueling"... Let's keep these frightful suggestions to ourselves guys, ok, lest good old Willy thinks it's a cheap solution for Gatwick short-haul ops.....

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by APYu
Fri Jun 17, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If Heathrow had more runways, would British Airways move all Gatwick ops across?
Replies: 25
Views: 5109

Re: If Heathrow had more runways, would British Airways move all Gatwick ops across?

If LHR gets a third runway I would image the extra capacity would be used to bring more competition to the airport so I would imagine a cap in the number of extra slots BA would get. Doesn't Willie Walsh think that too and isn't thats why he's not supportive of it? As it would increase competition f...

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by APYu
Mon Jun 13, 2016 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA LGW-JFK When Did That Start?
Replies: 46
Views: 10881

RE: BA LGW-JFK When Did That Start?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/LHRFlyer" class="quote" target="_blank">LHRFlyer</a> (<a href="#44" class="quote">Reply 44</a>):<br/><i>I don't see <acronym title="British Airw...

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by APYu
Sun Jun 12, 2016 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA LGW-JFK When Did That Start?
Replies: 46
Views: 10881

RE: BA LGW-JFK When Did That Start?

BAs long haul operation at <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW</acronym> is run by <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> holidays largely. BAs short haul operation at <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW</acronym> is slowly being m...

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by APYu
Fri Jun 10, 2016 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA LGW-JFK When Did That Start?
Replies: 46
Views: 10881

RE: BA LGW-JFK When Did That Start?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/lesfalls" class="quote" target="_blank">lesfalls</a> (<a href="#17" class="quote">Reply 17</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> It was quoted...

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by APYu
Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA LGW-JFK When Did That Start?
Replies: 46
Views: 10881

RE: BA LGW-JFK When Did That Start?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/LHRFlyer" class="quote" target="_blank">LHRFlyer</a> (<a href="#9" class="quote">Reply 9</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> They need to la...

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by APYu
Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA LGW-JFK When Did That Start?
Replies: 46
Views: 10881

RE: BA LGW-JFK When Did That Start?

Not many routes they can use <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> slots on. <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> have openly stated <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW</acronym> connect...

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by APYu
Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA LGW-JFK When Did That Start?
Replies: 46
Views: 10881

RE: BA LGW-JFK When Did That Start?

That afternoon departure slot from <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW</acronym> is rubbish for aircraft utilisation so I also think it's a <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> slot warmer. The ...

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by APYu
Wed May 25, 2016 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Express To Put 188 Seats In A320neo
Replies: 39
Views: 10936

RE: Hong Kong Express To Put 188 Seats In A320neo

This will be fine for this airline, as people in that part of the world are in general more petite than westerners.

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