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by BA380
Thu Jul 29, 2004 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA295: Do Pilots Fly LHR-ORD-IAH Or Change In ORD?
Replies: 21
Views: 5710

RE: BA295: Do Pilots Fly LHR-ORD-IAH Or Change In ORD?

When I flew <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym> to <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> recently in F, the menu offered a three course 'light lunch' on the <acronym title="Houston - George Bush Interconti...

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by BA380
Thu Jul 29, 2004 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A321
Replies: 35
Views: 4310

RE: BA A321

will they replace the 752s when they arrive?

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by BA380
Thu Jul 29, 2004 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B7E7 Preferred Cabin Layout: 3-2-3 Or 2-4-2?
Replies: 33
Views: 5566

RE: B7E7 Preferred Cabin Layout: 3-2-3 Or 2-4-2?

I have to say that 3-2-3, whilst seeming odd, does make sense. As Crosswind explains so well, if at 75% load, all passengers have an aisle seat and/or a free seat next to them, then that makes a lot of sense. I would value being able to move a little and read a paper etc more highly than caring abou...

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by BA380
Thu Jul 29, 2004 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A321
Replies: 35
Views: 4310

BA A321

I was just wondering if and when <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> (mainline) was getting any A321s as part of their 320 deal. I know one of their franchisees operates the type, bu I don't believe <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> mainline does. If they get some, will they re...

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by BA380
Fri Jul 23, 2004 12:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How Many Times Have You Flown?
Replies: 52
Views: 10617

RE: How Many Times Have You Flown?

Flew roughly 50 flights a year for last 5 years - I reckon roughly 400-500 in total.

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by BA380
Wed Jul 21, 2004 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best Seats In BA F-Class
Replies: 11
Views: 4908

Best Seats In BA F-Class

Conversely, though, if you are on a 777, 4E andF are the preferable ones, as you are at the back it feels very spacious and private. Flew in these <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym> to <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United King...

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by BA380
Wed Jul 21, 2004 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Redeyes: Big Dinner Or Big Breakfast?
Replies: 13
Views: 2923

RE: Redeyes: Big Dinner Or Big Breakfast?

my view is that there should be a high degree of flexibility... if I am flying J and I (or my company) is paying a lot of money for the ticket, I should be able to choose whether I want a big dinner and small breakfast or vice versa or both! The <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic Airways (United Kingdo...

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by BA380
Tue Jul 20, 2004 11:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 4 Engine Poll
Replies: 40
Views: 2914

RE: 4 Engine Poll

currently the 744 -but I have high hopes for the 388

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by BA380
Tue Jul 20, 2004 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do Planes Sell Tickets?
Replies: 26
Views: 2776

RE: Do Planes Sell Tickets?

I certainly will - -within reason. For long-haul I would prefer a 744 over a 777 or 340 and a 777 or 340 over a 767. I would not pay a wildly different fare for the choice, but if it is marginal, I would pick according to the a/c.

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by BA380
Mon Jul 19, 2004 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet Low Over Woking Friday
Replies: 4
Views: 2067

RE: Easyjet Low Over Woking Friday

Bizboy - thanks very much for the info. I was foxed by it! Did not notice it was 319 - I assumed it was a 733. Thanks!

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by BA380
Mon Jul 19, 2004 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet Low Over Woking Friday
Replies: 4
Views: 2067

RE: Easyjet Low Over Woking Friday

good idea... could well be...

does anyone know if there was an EZ 737 at Farnborough?

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by BA380
Mon Jul 19, 2004 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet Low Over Woking Friday
Replies: 4
Views: 2067

Easyjet Low Over Woking Friday

last Friday (16th July), mid-afternoon, I saw an Easyjet 737 flying low over Woking, in Surrey UK- my guess is it was a no more than 3000ft. Does anyone know what it was doing there? Woking is close to <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>, but <acronym title=...

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by BA380
Fri Jul 16, 2004 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Class Upgrades?
Replies: 23
Views: 3391

RE: Business Class Upgrades?

Sleak 76

I am certainly not complaining! It does seem worth getting silver or gold with BA.

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by BA380
Fri Jul 16, 2004 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unserviceable Aircraft - Implications?
Replies: 8
Views: 2738

RE: Unserviceable Aircraft - Implications?

thanks for your views - presumably the whole exercise would cost an absolute fortune in compensations, re-routing passengers etc until they could lease a replacement... quite apart from the cost of the lease! must be a stressful time for the Ops guys.

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by BA380
Thu Jul 15, 2004 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unserviceable Aircraft - Implications?
Replies: 8
Views: 2738

RE: Unserviceable Aircraft - Implications?

hey - come on people... this is my first ever question...

pretty please?


 Wink/being sarcastic

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by BA380
Thu Jul 15, 2004 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Class Upgrades?
Replies: 23
Views: 3391

RE: Business Class Upgrades?

I have got upgraded a few times on <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> once i was flying on my own (<acronym title="London - Heathrow (L<acronym title="Hahn Air Lines (Germany)">HR</acronym> / EGLL), United Kingdom">L<acronym title="Hahn Air Lines (Germany)">HR</acronym></acronym> to <acro...

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by BA380
Thu Jul 15, 2004 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unserviceable Aircraft - Implications?
Replies: 8
Views: 2738

RE: Unserviceable Aircraft - Implications?

how quickly would they be able to provide an appropriate a/c, though (in the case of the example above, a 343 in LHR)?

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by BA380
Thu Jul 15, 2004 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unserviceable Aircraft - Implications?
Replies: 8
Views: 2738

RE: Unserviceable Aircraft - Implications?

or put it more widely: how do smaller airlines deal with unserviceable aircraft? it must be a logistical nightmare!

any views?

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by BA380
Thu Jul 15, 2004 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unserviceable Aircraft - Implications?
Replies: 8
Views: 2738

Unserviceable Aircraft - Implications?

The discussion on the minor collision at <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> between a UAL 777 and an Air Jamaica 343 made me wonder what the implications could have been, had it been more serious... Let's assume the nearly-miss/collision/touching/whatever h...

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by BA380
Thu Jul 15, 2004 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Collision At LHR Today
Replies: 44
Views: 10681

RE: Collision At LHR Today

Let's assume the nearly-miss/collision/touching/whatever had been a little harder and had put both a/c out of service for 2 weeks.... presumably, UAL would be much better equipped to deal with that - I guess they might have a spare in the US, which they could bring into service within a day and if n...

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by BA380
Tue Jul 13, 2004 5:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which One Would You Prefer To Fly?
Replies: 48
Views: 8282

RE: Which One Would You Prefer To Fly?

Has to be the 744. There is more of an occasion to flying the big girl. It seems sooooo much bigger to me, largely because the different cabin areas are more enclosed and you cannot see the rest of the plane, whereas in the 777 you can see most of the plane from any seat. The 777 is fine, but I love...

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by BA380
Mon Jul 12, 2004 11:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which A/C In What Livery?
Replies: 23
Views: 3426

RE: Which A/C In What Livery?

as my username would suggest, an A380 in BA colours!

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by BA380
Mon Jul 12, 2004 11:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Flight Ever?
Replies: 7
Views: 3564

RE: Best Flight Ever?

BA, First, Seat 4 E, LHR-SYD - that would give me lots of time to enjoy the facilities!

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by BA380
Mon Jul 12, 2004 11:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Airlines Have Your Flown In Your Life?
Replies: 191
Views: 13456

RE: What Airlines Have Your Flown In Your Life?

British Airways
bmi
Britannia
Monarch
Airtours
jmc
Lufthansa
DBA
LTU
Delta
AA
United
American Eagle
Cathay
Virgin
Eurowings
Lufthansa Cityline
Air Jamaica

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by BA380
Thu Jul 08, 2004 6:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Favorite/least Favorite Fleet?
Replies: 15
Views: 3235

RE: Your Favorite/least Favorite Fleet?

BA my favourite short-hauler/narrowbody is the 320 family and my fave long-hauler is the 744. Given <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> is now almost exclusively airbus at <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> and they operate teh largest fleet in th...

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by BA380
Thu Jul 08, 2004 6:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How Many Aircraft Types Have You Flown?
Replies: 60
Views: 10236

RE: How Many Aircraft Types Have You Flown?

flown in: 727 <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym>, Delta 732 <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym> Britannia 733 <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym>, D<acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>, Go, Easyjet 734 ...

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by BA380
Thu Jul 01, 2004 12:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: First Class Upgrade Experiences
Replies: 6
Views: 2953

RE: First Class Upgrade Experiences

We recently returned from <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym> to <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> with <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> and checked in for Club World. As we were about to ...

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by BA380
Tue Jun 22, 2004 5:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA World Traveler Plus Vs VS Premium Economy
Replies: 6
Views: 10230

RE: BA World Traveler Plus Vs VS Premium Economy

I haven't flown on <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic Airways (United Kingdom)">VS</acronym> <acronym title="Air Europe Italy">PE</acronym>, but have used <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> WTP <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>-<acronym title="Miam...

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by BA380
Tue Jun 22, 2004 5:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which Is The Best Caribbean Airline?
Replies: 14
Views: 6087

RE: Which Is The Best Caribbean Airline?

i flew <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>-<acronym title="Montego Bay - Donald Sangster (MBJ / MKJS), Jamaica">MBJ</acronym> with Air Jamaica and was reasonably impressed - the seats seemed very spacious (34" I believe) and the service was good. The food, h...

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by BA380
Mon Jun 14, 2004 6:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When 'You' Cross The Pond - Who Do You Fly With?
Replies: 53
Views: 7064

RE: When 'You' Cross The Pond - Who Do You Fly Wit

BA or <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic Airways (United Kingdom)">VS</acronym>, preferably <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>. <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> are just very solid. Their products - in each of their 4 classes - are very strong and they are extremely consistent. ...

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by BA380
Fri Jun 11, 2004 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 777 Blair Charters
Replies: 23
Views: 4110

RE: BA 777 Blair Charters

thanks very much for all your views... does anyone know how much the govt pay <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> for the charter? It would be interesting to know who sits where, though - eg Blair and a few cronies in First, senior advisers in Club, junior advisers in <acronym title="Niger...

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by BA380
Fri Jun 11, 2004 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 777 Blair Charters
Replies: 23
Views: 4110

BA 777 Blair Charters

This is my first post - I have searched and not found any previous discussion of this, so please be gentle if I have been stupid! Whenever Tony Blair flies to any summit, he seems to travel in a <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> 777. I am interested to know what the arrangement is with <...

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by BA380
Mon Jun 07, 2004 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747's @ ORD, Seasonal Or Permenant Change?
Replies: 4
Views: 2670

RE: BA 747's @ ORD, Seasonal Or Permenant Change?

I flew return <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> - <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym> in May this year. 2 of the daily flights were 772s and 1 was a 744. We went out on the 744 and returned on the late...

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by BA380
Thu May 27, 2004 12:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Wich Charter Airline Do You Like The Best?
Replies: 24
Views: 7387

RE: Wich Charter Airline Do You Like The Best?

LTU (Germany) offers a very strong product. It seems very solid and professional and not as 'cheapskate' as some of the UK ones.

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by BA380
Wed May 26, 2004 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Many 744 Does British Airways Operate?
Replies: 19
Views: 6400

RE: How Many 744 Does British Airways Operate?

No. BA is the world's largest operator of 744s.

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by BA380
Wed May 26, 2004 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Many 744 Does British Airways Operate?
Replies: 19
Views: 6400

RE: How Many 744 Does British Airways Operate?

Speedbirdheavy: it does indeed have to do with routings - eg <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> and <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym> seem to be with the larger Club ...

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by BA380
Thu May 20, 2004 11:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where Would You Prefer To Sit On The 747?
Replies: 17
Views: 6602

RE: Where Would You Prefer To Sit On The 747?

I find the nosecone somewhat claustrophobia-inducing... Although I am happy to accept that if it is a first class seat. My personal favourite is section 2 -just behind the nosecone

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by BA380
Thu May 20, 2004 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: My First Go-around...
Replies: 12
Views: 3528

RE: My First Go-around...

I had one on <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym> coming into <acronym title="Hamburg (- Fuhlsbuttel) (HAM / EDDH), Germany">HAM</acronym> a couple of years back. Last minute gust of wind, so the captain decided to go around - he must have decided just a few feet off the runway. Very ex...

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by BA380
Thu May 20, 2004 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Indicated Publicly Their Interest In The A380
Replies: 49
Views: 8621

RE: BA Indicated Publicly Their Interest In The A380

If Club World were on the upper deck, would they not have to have an inefficient 2-2-2 rather than the 2-4-2 on the lower deck (assuming I have understood the cabin dimensions correctly)?

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by BA380
Wed May 19, 2004 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Indicated Publicly Their Interest In The A380
Replies: 49
Views: 8621

RE: BA Indicated Publicly Their Interest In The A380

how would they configure a 388....? I presume they would put Club World on the lower deck, so they could get 8 across, First on the upper deck @ 4 abreast, in order not to waste too much space. Where would World Traveller and World Traveller Plus fit logically to use space most efficiently?

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by BA380
Wed May 19, 2004 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA World Traveler Plus
Replies: 4
Views: 2987

RE: BA World Traveler Plus

I used WTP for a return from <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> to <acronym title="Miami - International (MIA / KMIA), USA - Florida">MIA</acronym> last year. In my opinion, it represents excellent value. The cabin is a lot calmer than "4th" Class, with onl...

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