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by mwhcvt
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO
Replies: 151
Views: 26040

Re: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO

I think the real reason is IAG was able to grab some of Jet's delivery positions. Possibly all 200 will be delivered before Airbus completes their current IAG orders. You do realise IAGs order assuming it does get firmed is for deliveries between 2023-2027 this has nothing at all to do with Jets de...

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by mwhcvt
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1427
Views: 337751

Re: Alitalia Gets Nationalized ( again )

I’m sure that will only prove to even further upset the EU and their opinion of the current Italian government Probably, but the EU's position is weaker than it has been in recent years, what with Brexit looming and the surging prospects for Italian politicians who have championed an Italeave. With...

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by mwhcvt
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Throwing all subtopics on a big, chaotic heap with x00.000 views, 1000 posts . Centralizing..
Replies: 45
Views: 10491

Re: Throwing all subtopics on a big, chaotic heap with x00.000 views, 1000 posts . Centralizing..

Totally agree these mega threads are getting to be a joke, by all means keep a mega thread for general discussion on a topic, but don’t merge everything into these threads, I like many don’t have the time to read through a thousand posts of mostly a few members going round and round in the same argu...

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by mwhcvt
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1427
Views: 337751

Re: Alitalia Gets Nationalized ( again )

I’m sure that will only prove to even further upset the EU and their opinion of the current Italian government

I’m sometimes wonder which is the bigger basket case, Alitalia or Air India

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by mwhcvt
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ: Airbus Poised to Overtake Boeing as Biggest Plane Maker
Replies: 22
Views: 6999

Re: WSJ: Airbus Poised to Overtake Boeing as Biggest Plane Maker

VC10er wrote:
Anyone have a rough number of how many parked 737MAX’s Boeing has right now?


Last I read was a few weeks ago when I asked that question myself and it was about 150, given the time since then it could well be in the 175-190 figure by now

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by mwhcvt
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ: Airbus Poised to Overtake Boeing as Biggest Plane Maker
Replies: 22
Views: 6999

Re: WSJ: Airbus Poised to Overtake Boeing as Biggest Plane Maker

What utter rubbish and someone was paid to write it, let’s see you’ve got two main manufactures and each has a roughly equal market share, one has a delivery problem because of a fault within their most popular product line and surprise this means they lose position as the highest deliveries between...

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by mwhcvt
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ryanair and or Easy Jet to the USA
Replies: 42
Views: 5130

Re: Ryanair and or Easy Jet to the USA

Well JetBlue have announced the intention to fly transatlantic.. so anything is possible. Ryanair seem to be in an expansive mood at the moment announcing new subsidiaries in Poland and Malta plus acquiring Laudamotion. They tried to buy Aer Lingus on a number of occasions. There seems to be a big ...

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by mwhcvt
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A351 Lite
Replies: 22
Views: 10006

Re: A351 Lite

What your describing is a whole new sub-type, it’s going to need the same degree of certification as any other sub-type, which is still fairly substantial also do we have any particular information on the weight savings? https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/easa-certifies-a350-1000-engine-4407...

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by mwhcvt
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus product range 2028
Replies: 63
Views: 8518

Re: Airbus product range 2028

2028 is only 9 years into the future I’m not sure I see quite so much product development ahead in that time span, I still remain unconvinced there’s going to be the desire to overlap the A220 and A320 families too much it would be different if they had the same type rating but that’s just not going...

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by mwhcvt
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airbus and Boeing Market Forecasts
Replies: 29
Views: 3459

Re: New Airbus and Boeing Market Forecasts

So both the main manufacturers are predicting a 50%+ increase in what they currently produce call me suspect but this seems to be more about being positive to their share holders than anything based in reality, no doubt there will be production but I think nothing quite so dramatic, we are already s...

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by mwhcvt
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the 787 be scaled to create the 797?
Replies: 51
Views: 10267

Re: Could the 787 be scaled to create the 797?

You specify to save money on development and testing, given then current situation at Boeing there will be absolutely no chance any airline or regulator will accept any attempt to reduce development and or testing, hell I’d not be surprised if the next programme the 797/MOM/NMA what ever you want to...

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by mwhcvt
Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Losing control? Narrow-body production in North America
Replies: 31
Views: 9028

Re: Losing control? Narrow-body production in North America

That’s certainly the darkest outlook on it, if and it’s a big if the MAX sees a grounding running well into 2020 then I think you’ll see more customers demanding Boeing get the plans finalised on an all new design and the existing MAX operators get solid deals on conversions or new orders, I think y...

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by mwhcvt
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A343 just gone into MAN
Replies: 7
Views: 3990

Re: A343 just gone into MAN

Was watching this on FR24 for a couple of minutes I guessed it was heading into man but all the details on it were blocked it seems to have come in from Cairo

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by mwhcvt
Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manston Airport to Reopen?
Replies: 27
Views: 4813

Re: Manston Airport to Reopen?

There are a lot of ifs and buts, but if the UK economy continues steady away or with modest growth there won't be a lot of space for new flights over the next 10 years. LGW, LTN, LHR are full, STN is full at peak-times and even SEN is struggling this summer. This is true there are capacity issues a...

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by mwhcvt
Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manston Airport to Reopen?
Replies: 27
Views: 4813

Re: Manston Airport to Reopen?

Who are these operators going to be, short haul you’ve LCC all the main players have existing well established operations at existing London airports that anyone who is outside of the Kent peninsula serve anyone who might be a target pax north of the Thames target pax have LTN, STN and SEN with mul...

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by mwhcvt
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manston Airport to Reopen?
Replies: 27
Views: 4813

Re: Manston Airport to Reopen?

Being a realist I’m going to say it’s not going to happen, I’d love to see who has approved these figures as viable 680,000 passengers a year isn’t a viable operation if you work off your average short haul aircraft and suggest and optimistic 80% load factor that is 12 x 737 sized flights per day if...

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by mwhcvt
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What do you think about Windows 10
Replies: 83
Views: 7532

Re: What do you think about Windows 10

I’ve been using Windows 10 practically since its launch in 2015 on my custom built home PC with no issues at all, it’s by far the single most stable version of Windows I’ve ever used in the last 4 years I can count on 1 hand the number of times it’s had an error of any kind

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by mwhcvt
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country
Replies: 76
Views: 14934

Re: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country

It says prepared to fly him, I wonder does this mean they didn’t actually fly him and the error was established before departure?

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by mwhcvt
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Goodbye to my dear Mother
Replies: 30
Views: 4426

Re: Goodbye to my dear Mother

Having lost both my mum and dad in the last few years you have my upmost sympathy, it’s not an easy time but hopefully you have a whole mind full of happy memories to remember your mum by, I lost my mum in 2012 and to this day I still think about her a lot, I’m not going to say every day and I don’t...

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by mwhcvt
Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 244
Views: 60402

Re: SAA Leasing A350

This should improve their profitability against the ME3/EU3. I heard a rumour the most profitable route for SAA right now is JNB-GRU with connecting traffic to Asia (JNB-HKG). Side note, but who's included in the "EU3" here? Usually that would be a reference to the big three intercontinen...

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by mwhcvt
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350F on the cards soon?
Replies: 14
Views: 5678

Re: A350F on the cards soon?

I just don’t see it any time soon and I’d certainly take that article with a large pinch of salt, since they keep talking about and order for a 777XF Now I’m almost certain no such aircraft has even been mooted yet alone marketed so that really calls into to question the author IMO we are at least 5...

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by mwhcvt
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inference: BA may acquire 6 x A380 ex-LH
Replies: 70
Views: 25799

Re: Inference: BA may acquire 6 x A380 ex-LH

To me a key thing in this deal could well be that by the time these frames are coming round to be available in 3-4 years should be around the time BA is considering overhauling it’s existing fleet, so if that’s factored in it could help in reducing the per frame costs of overhaul Naturally price is ...

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by mwhcvt
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI 191 BOM-EWR emergency landing at STN due to bomb threat
Replies: 14
Views: 3109

Re: AI 191 BOM-EWR emergency landing at STN due to bomb threat

Actually it would be SOP to land if a threat is made against an aircraft, lets not forget AI has lost an aircraft to a bomb in the past AI182 and STN is a designated airport for handling flights involved in or suspected to be involved in a terrorist incident

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by mwhcvt
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MLB Charter Flights to London
Replies: 24
Views: 5718

Re: MLB Charter Flights to London

BroadwayLimited wrote:
mwhcvt wrote:
In the past hasn’t VS done the flights for these London games?

NFL football...not MLB. This is the first time regular season MLB is being played in London.


My mistake sorry, I follow very little UK sport so you can guess how much I know about US sports :P

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by mwhcvt
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MLB Charter Flights to London
Replies: 24
Views: 5718

Re: MLB Charter Flights to London

In the past hasn’t VS done the flights for these London games?

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by mwhcvt
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 508
Views: 160386

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Is there a list of produced frames that are waiting for deliveries to restart? Just wondering how many Boeing have in temporary storage and where According to a post on this site posted earlier today there are now 165 frames. 130 in long-term storage between San Antonio, Moses Lake, Paine Field and...

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by mwhcvt
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 508
Views: 160386

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Is there a list of produced frames that are waiting for deliveries to restart? Just wondering how many Boeing have in temporary storage and where The production rate was temporarily reduced from the 50s to the 40s per month, but there should be a fair number lurking about. So I’m guessing there mus...

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by mwhcvt
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 508
Views: 160386

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Is there a list of produced frames that are waiting for deliveries to restart? Just wondering how many Boeing have in temporary storage and where

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by mwhcvt
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disruptive passenger triggers Fighter jet escort & sonic boom.
Replies: 46
Views: 8021

Re: Disruptive passenger triggers Fighter jet escort & sonic boom.

As an aside not a lot of point trying to recover costs as all that will do is cause the woman to go bankrupt unless she happens to be the person that won the euro millions a couple of weeks ago, also given the severity of this case I would not be at all surprised if she ends up with a custodial sent...

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by mwhcvt
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disruptive passenger triggers Fighter jet escort & sonic boom.
Replies: 46
Views: 8021

Re: Disruptive passenger triggers Fighter jet escort & sonic boom.

A voyager was also scrambled out of Brize because of course sustained SS flight will have fuel burning real quick Exceptional work by all the RAF crews, I remember hearing the sonic boom from a QRA launch a few years back for a unresponsive light aircraft near Bristol, I’m in the midlands and it’s a...

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by mwhcvt
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Media: Airbus to challenge IAG, Boeing deal for 200 MAX?
Replies: 125
Views: 18069

Re: Airbus seeks to break Boeing/AIG deal

I'm sure IAG got a helluva deal on these new 737's, but I also believe IAG will inherit the delivery slots reserved for Jet Airways, so Boeing will be able to deliver their birds before Airbus can. Guess the other question is did Boeing offer the handful of undelivered Max's that were destined for ...

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by mwhcvt
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar speeds up A380 retirement
Replies: 94
Views: 17982

Re: Qatar speeds up A380 retirement

Is it heading to BA? Don't forget, QR is a shareholder of IAG, surely they can make arrangement for BA to have the 6 QR A380s for a song. The song will be a wail, because the QR frames have GP7200 and BA runs Trents. Well certainly not desirable I don’t see that as being a deal killer for BA assumi...

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by mwhcvt
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam
Replies: 116
Views: 15036

Re: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam

There’s something I don’t get here, I used to about 10 years ago work for a major UK credit card company, and one of the calls we used to get on a semi regular basis was from customers stuck at check in not being able too check in as they no longer had the credit card they booked the flight on (sto...

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by mwhcvt
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam
Replies: 116
Views: 15036

Re: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam

There’s something I don’t get here, I used to about 10 years ago work for a major UK credit card company, and one of the calls we used to get on a semi regular basis was from customers stuck at check in not being able too check in as they no longer had the credit card they booked the flight on (stol...

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by mwhcvt
Fri May 31, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 MAX Service Re-Entry & question.....
Replies: 39
Views: 6063

Re: 737 MAX Service Re-Entry & question.....

Time to think A220. The benefits of acquiring that aircraft far outweigh the costs of adding a second fleet type. SW was in Europe talking to an operator recently (confirmed by CEO). Their could only be one reason. They are seriously thinking of getting it. Just my opinion. E2 is more realistic for...

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by mwhcvt
Thu May 30, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 MAX Service Re-Entry & question.....
Replies: 39
Views: 6063

Re: 737 MAX Service Re-Entry & question.....

If it were totally crippling WN there are NG aircraft available especially thanks to the recent demise of Jet Airways now some have already been taken on by other airlines only yesterday are former Jet frame arrived in MAN to be painted into Jet2 colours I’m confident some of the former Jet Airways ...

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by mwhcvt
Mon May 27, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HiFly A380 Operations Thread - 2019
Replies: 108
Views: 39954

Re: HiFly A380 Operations Thread - 2019

I appears that the A380 is at Stansted, does any one know a reason for this please? HiFly have done quite a bit of charter flying recently for BY I believe in part down to MAX issues, but also summer rush, now all I’ve seen so far is A330 but maybe they are tied up on other work right now so A380 h...

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by mwhcvt
Fri May 24, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet pilot's eyes burned by green laser light while flying into Orlando
Replies: 12
Views: 2471

Re: WestJet pilot's eyes burned by green laser light while flying into Orlando

Scum bags... I was lased 2 weeks ago landing into Tucson on 29R from the FAF until about 100 above. TPD and Pima County Sheriff’s Department offered $5K for their arrest. They lased 6 F-16s, a United Express CRJ and a Southwest 737 in the period of about 10 min. High powered lasers, in our case a g...

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by mwhcvt
Fri May 24, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Financial effect of the 737MAX grounding
Replies: 61
Views: 7064

Re: Financial effect of the 737MAX grounding

Remember here we are talking about Michael O’Leary here there man has very little class, this is the same man that famously raped Boeing in its post 9/11 coming along and placing a order at fire sale prices when no other airline was all that interested in big orders or orders period, and supposedly ...

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by mwhcvt
Wed May 22, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many 737 MAXs would have been delivered by now?
Replies: 6
Views: 1697

Re: How many 737 MAXs would have been delivered by now?

Are test flights banned too, or can Boeing test completed new builds, and then park them awaiting delivery? Test flights are allowed and Boeing has done a couple of hundred hours of them so far in trying to resolve and or verify the software fix, ferry flights are also permitted which is what has a...

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by mwhcvt
Wed May 22, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Equine Flights
Replies: 43
Views: 5502

Re: Equine Flights

It seems like the underbelly would get used for something, though. My father bred and raced horses, several of which ran tipple crown, no winners. I don't recall ever sending any by air, but then again, we're talking bout the 50's here. Still, I would think with what a modern comparable plane of si...

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by mwhcvt
Tue May 21, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many 737 MAXs would have been delivered by now?
Replies: 6
Views: 1697

Re: How many 737 MAXs would have been delivered by now?

I did see a photo the other day though where Boeing has quite literally repurposed a parking lot to store MAX in as they are running out of hard standing and I guess if it carry’s on much longer they will have to ferry more off site into storage since they cannot simply stop production very easily, ...

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by mwhcvt
Tue May 21, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many 737 MAXs would have been delivered by now?
Replies: 6
Views: 1697

Re: How many 737 MAXs would have been delivered by now?

For most airlines the MAX was not yet a big enough part of their fleet for the grounding to be that big of a headache, there are very few airlines yet that are into double digit deliveries, so this can be compensated for in various ways from the extreme of cancelled flights or special charters, ther...

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by mwhcvt
Tue May 21, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Belgium A343 (OO-ABB) Operating as BA184 EWR-LHR
Replies: 4
Views: 596

Re: Air Belgium A343 (OO-ABB) Operating as BA184 EWR-LHR

Yes it’s all about 787 being out due to RR issues, and the Air Belgium A343 has been subbing for BA for a few months now, they put it on a particular route for a block of time, so it’s been moving around the system every few weeks currently it’s on the EWR route

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by mwhcvt
Tue May 21, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Equine Flights
Replies: 43
Views: 5502

Re: Equine Flights

MartijnNL wrote:
What is an "equine flight"?
What is "the Preakness"?
What is "MLW"?

There's a lot to learn in this thread! ;)


1. A flight for horses
2. A specific horse race
3. Max Landing Weight

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by mwhcvt
Thu May 16, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does BA (and others) decide to use 20+ year old planes on specific popular routes?
Replies: 103
Views: 23507

Re: Why does BA (and others) decide to use 20+ year old planes on specific popular routes?

You do realise aircraft age means nothing to the product or service offers, you could quite easily have a 20 plus year old frame serving a route that’s just been through a full strip down and refurbishment so is like new from a customer prospective or an 5/6 year old frame that’s due it’s first heav...

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by mwhcvt
Mon May 06, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline owning a airport
Replies: 60
Views: 7451

Re: Airline owning a airport

Sutton Harbour Holdings who owned Plymouth Airport in the UK also owned Air South West - not to be confused with Southwest Airlines ;) They launched the airline to coincide with British Airways axing their flights from the airport and actually did quite well, until BA came back along with several o...

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by mwhcvt
Mon May 06, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline owning a airport
Replies: 60
Views: 7451

Re: Airline owning a airport

Sutton Harbour Holdings who owned Plymouth Airport in the UK also owned Air South West - not to be confused with Southwest Airlines ;) They launched the airline to coincide with British Airways axing their flights from the airport and actually did quite well, until BA came back along with several o...

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by mwhcvt
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Forum Moderator Positions Available Now
Replies: 27
Views: 18462

Re: New Forum Moderator Positions Available Now

Having moderated and admins lots of online communities I can tell anyone this is not something to be undertaken lightly it’s a thankless task and a lot more work that most will realise or appreciated, best of luck to anyone who applies

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by mwhcvt
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH 590 odd routing?
Replies: 11
Views: 1986

Re: LH 590 odd routing?

SwissCanuck wrote:
Flight now reported to be heading back to ... MUC ? Weird.


Crew maybe short of hours now to make it to NBO but has sufficient hours to make it back to MUC, so better to return to MUC and turn the flight over to a new crew than to have an aircraft stranded out of position and have to find hotels etc

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