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by starrymarkb
Wed Feb 18, 2015 7:10 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Qatar Widebodies Part 2: The A350!
Replies: 34
Views: 18823

RE: Qatar Widebodies Part 2: The A350!

The A350 looks pretty good  

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by starrymarkb
Sat Feb 14, 2015 9:41 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Megatrip - DE To NZ - EK/QF/NZ/JQ/UL - Part I
Replies: 10
Views: 8403

RE: Megatrip - DE To NZ - EK/QF/NZ/JQ/UL - Part I

It wouldn't surprise me if an A.nutter did a day trip to New Zealand. I remember a someone going Milan to Tokyo for the day.

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by starrymarkb
Sat Feb 07, 2015 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Francisco Giants Acquire A 757
Replies: 59
Views: 21388

RE: San Francisco Giants Acquire A 757

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Revelation" class="quote" target="_blank">Revelation</a> (<a href="#12" class="quote">Reply 12</a>):<br/><i>I'd go with: </i></font></td></tr></...

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by starrymarkb
Sat Feb 07, 2015 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ultra-seasonal Airports... How Do They Work?
Replies: 21
Views: 9378

RE: Ultra-seasonal Airports... How Do They Work?

I remember the old terminal at Zakinthos. The transfer coach dumped us of, we then had to queue an hour outside as check in was done one flight at a time. There was nowhere to sit or stand once in the tiny departure lounge. Not fun! And IIRC there were only 3 flights on the ground at the time (peak ...

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by starrymarkb
Tue Feb 03, 2015 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New EasyJet Livery Unveiled
Replies: 96
Views: 29545

New EasyJet Livery Unveiled

My understanding is that EasyGroups brand rules mean that the EasyJet logo must be on a plain background, it looks like they've tried to use their current 'shards of orange' design in the new stripe, but I think it would be better on the tail fin (and upset Stelios)

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by starrymarkb
Mon Feb 02, 2015 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Weird Aircraft Circling 100s Around London Now
Replies: 13
Views: 17965

RE: Weird Aircraft Circling 100s Around London Now

Looking at where it's working I'd say it has to be at night because that is the approach to the 27s at EGLL.

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by starrymarkb
Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why UK Is So Addicted To Heathrow?
Replies: 106
Views: 18611

Why UK Is So Addicted To Heathrow?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/marky" class="quote" target="_blank">marky</a> (<a href="#20" class="quote">Reply 20</a>):<br/><i>For millions of people in the South East of th...

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by starrymarkb
Wed Jan 28, 2015 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why UK Is So Addicted To Heathrow?
Replies: 106
Views: 18611

Why UK Is So Addicted To Heathrow?

I was talking about this on the forum for a festival I'm attending, a few people wondered why I was going <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> from Heathrow rather then a cheaper EZY from <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW</acronym> or <acronym title="London ...

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by starrymarkb
Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Retiring Oldest A320s From Fleet
Replies: 58
Views: 30024

AA Retiring Oldest A320s From Fleet

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/737tdi" class="quote" target="_blank">737tdi</a> (<a href="#11" class="quote">Reply 11</a>):<br/><i>Wow, they made 38,000 cycles, Boeings make d...

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by starrymarkb
Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Refusing To Cede The A340 As Defunct?
Replies: 80
Views: 20802

RE: Airbus Refusing To Cede The A340 As Defunct?

I guess that while the A330 is in production there are going to be plenty of retrofit improvements (ie parts and systems) that will be easily portable to the A340s

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by starrymarkb
Mon Jan 26, 2015 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Vs. European Airport Design
Replies: 99
Views: 23252

RE: American Vs. European Airport Design

With the rise of shopping and other airport charges there is the issue that Airlines are trying to reduce the amount they pay the airport. I understand Ryanair pretty much expect airports to pay them to fly there. So the airport's traditional revenue stream is being eroded, hence shops and fees

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by starrymarkb
Thu Jan 15, 2015 12:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 Not Cat III Certified?
Replies: 16
Views: 18430

RE: 787 Not Cat III Certified?

IIRC RYR have CAT3 disabled on their 737s

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by starrymarkb
Thu Jan 08, 2015 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways 787 Emergency
Replies: 37
Views: 32907

RE: British Airways 787 Emergency

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/lowbank" class="quote" target="_blank">lowbank</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i>How can you listen to ATC in the UK??</i></f...

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by starrymarkb
Sat Jan 03, 2015 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Canadian Winters Too Cold For Q400?
Replies: 45
Views: 18956

Are Canadian Winters Too Cold For Q400?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/FlyingAY" class="quote" target="_blank">FlyingAY</a> (<a href="#21" class="quote">Reply 21</a>):<br/><i>Does this happen only for the smaller pl...

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by starrymarkb
Mon Dec 22, 2014 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR Reveals A350-900 Seat Map
Replies: 69
Views: 37149

RE: QR Reveals A350-900 Seat Map

I believe the 787 also has the green exit signs with some carriers

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by starrymarkb
Tue Dec 09, 2014 1:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Cuts Hit The Royal Flight...
Replies: 24
Views: 9915

RE: Cuts Hit The Royal Flight...

The Royals or the Ministers?

The Royals already put their travel out to tender anyway, which ever is cheaper gets used. (Private travel is at their own expense)

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by starrymarkb
Tue Dec 09, 2014 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Duke And Duchess (Royal Family) Flight?
Replies: 52
Views: 16536

RE: Duke And Duchess (Royal Family) Flight?

Royal Protection Officers are civilian police rather then SAS. They are armed and wouldn't be surprised if the SAS helps to train them.

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by starrymarkb
Mon Dec 08, 2014 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Duke And Duchess (Royal Family) Flight?
Replies: 52
Views: 16536

RE: Duke And Duchess (Royal Family) Flight?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/stlgph" class="quote" target="_blank">stlgph</a> (<a href="#21" class="quote">Reply 21</a>):<br/><i>The question I have is - if they take a comm...

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by starrymarkb
Mon Dec 08, 2014 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Duke And Duchess (Royal Family) Flight?
Replies: 52
Views: 16536

RE: Duke And Duchess (Royal Family) Flight?

Something that may surprise a few non UK people is that the Queen often travels to Sandringham from London by public train. Again beyond one of the two first class compartments per <a href="http://www.rail.co.uk/images/6083/original/1-new-class-365-front-livery-by-Phil-Marsh.jpg">4 coach EMU</a> (12...

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by starrymarkb
Thu Dec 04, 2014 3:23 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 958
Views: 141565

RE: A400M Update

One was flying into EXT earlier today

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by starrymarkb
Wed Dec 03, 2014 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Terror Threat - All Carry Ons May Get Banned In EU
Replies: 65
Views: 20701

RE: Terror Threat - All Carry Ons May Get Banned In EU

I do have a theory as to this. The Convservatives are trying to get through a new internet monitoring law through at the moment to "Combat Terrorism" (though the main thing it will do is make it easier to trace internet pirates) and are facing a lot of opposition from the other parties and the publi...

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by starrymarkb
Sat Nov 08, 2014 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Have Any A330's Been Scrapped?
Replies: 41
Views: 16907

RE: Have Any A330's Been Scrapped?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/md11sdf" class="quote" target="_blank">md11sdf</a> (<a href="#7" class="quote">Reply 7</a>):<br/><i>Why is it there are no "Aircraft Grave-yards...

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by starrymarkb
Mon Oct 27, 2014 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Did SkyBus Fail?
Replies: 45
Views: 17363

RE: Why Did SkyBus Fail?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Runningonempty" class="quote" target="_blank">Runningonempty</a> (<a href="#13" class="quote">Reply 13</a>):<br/><i>Driving through Europe can m...

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by starrymarkb
Sat Oct 25, 2014 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Props At LGW & LHR
Replies: 20
Views: 7136

RE: Props At LGW & LHR

I'm pretty sure there has been the occasional Brussels Airlines flight run by Flybe Q400s in recent years.

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by starrymarkb
Fri Oct 03, 2014 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 777-300 - Where Does It Go?
Replies: 29
Views: 11296

RE: BA 777-300 - Where Does It Go?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/SKAirbus" class="quote" target="_blank">SKAirbus</a> (<a href="#15" class="quote">Reply 15</a>):<br/><i> It does seem like <acronym title="Briti...

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by starrymarkb
Mon Sep 29, 2014 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trying To Find Flight Simulators
Replies: 16
Views: 2413

RE: Trying To Find Flight Simulators

Fixed base is usually cheaper then a full motion sim.

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by starrymarkb
Sat Sep 20, 2014 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/US A330 In New Livery
Replies: 94
Views: 28376

RE: AA/US A330 In New Livery

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/DarkSnowyNight" class="quote" target="_blank">DarkSnowyNight</a> (<a href="#35" class="quote">Reply 35</a>):<br/><i>So why does your 2nd set of ...

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by starrymarkb
Fri Sep 19, 2014 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet Order 27 More A320's
Replies: 24
Views: 10193

RE: EasyJet Order 27 More A320's

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/bananaboy" class="quote" target="_blank">bananaboy</a> (<a href="#9" class="quote">Reply 9</a>):<br/><i> easyJet A319s have 4 overwing exits lik...

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by starrymarkb
Fri Sep 12, 2014 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Charter Airlines Any Future?
Replies: 12
Views: 2333

RE: UK Charter Airlines Any Future?

A lot of the tour operators are struggling now as a lot of their customer base now books things separately online

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by starrymarkb
Tue Sep 02, 2014 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Thames Estuary Airport Sunk
Replies: 57
Views: 11413

RE: Proposed Thames Estuary Airport Sunk

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/peterinlisbon" class="quote" target="_blank">peterinlisbon</a> (<a href="#6" class="quote">Reply 6</a>):<br/><i>London, on the other hand, alrea...

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by starrymarkb
Tue Jul 29, 2014 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The World's 10 Most Dangerous Airlines
Replies: 59
Views: 28418

RE: The World's 10 Most Dangerous Airlines

Didn't Thomson have that very very hard landing at Bristol a few years ago that bent a 767 Fuselage? Can't remember if there were injuries but that AAIB certainly investigated it. Would these incidents count towards the safety record even if they don't result in fatalities.

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by starrymarkb
Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH Future 777s
Replies: 22
Views: 7269

RE: MH Future 777s

I suspect MAS would be looking for Second Hand - Insurance will just cover the value of the aircraft at the time of loss. That is of course if they own them. If they are leased then the Leaseco will be compensated by the insurer and the lease to MAS would be terminated

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by starrymarkb
Thu Jul 17, 2014 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR Place For 190,000 New Homes.
Replies: 64
Views: 14309

RE: LHR Place For 190,000 New Homes.

It does. However Compulsory Purchase Orders (the UK version of <acronym title="Edelweiss Air (Switzerland)">ED</acronym>) are often challenged in the courts (usually the challenger loses but it does hold things up!) My issue with Boris Island is the time to reach it. Living about 200mi <acronym titl...

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by starrymarkb
Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR Place For 190,000 New Homes.
Replies: 64
Views: 14309

RE: LHR Place For 190,000 New Homes.

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/DTWPurserBoy" class="quote" target="_blank">DTWPurserBoy</a> (<a href="#19" class="quote">Reply 19</a>):<br/><i>I see it as a classic case of NI...

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by starrymarkb
Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New Airline Seat Concept From Airbus
Replies: 20
Views: 6420

New Airline Seat Concept From Airbus

A lot of R&D people in major companies are contracted in such a way that any idea they come up with becomes the property of their employers (who will patent it whether they plan to use it or not - just incase someone else has the same idea and there are royalties to be made) A famous example was...

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by starrymarkb
Fri Jul 04, 2014 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Strange Group Of 10 Aircraft On Flightradar
Replies: 5
Views: 15754

RE: Strange Group Of 10 Aircraft On Flightradar

They are Google Balloons - they have a Mode S transponder so are visible on FR24 - I believe the plan is to have a full ring of them right the way round the world.

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by starrymarkb
Fri Jul 04, 2014 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Patents Plane With No Cockpit Windows
Replies: 73
Views: 20472

RE: Airbus Patents Plane With No Cockpit Windows

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/aviatorcraig" class="quote" target="_blank">aviatorcraig</a> (<a href="#26" class="quote">Reply 26</a>):<br/><i>No, they have widows for the pax...

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by starrymarkb
Mon Jun 30, 2014 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ICN Now Connected By Fast Train, KTX
Replies: 9
Views: 2782

RE: ICN Now Connected By Fast Train, KTX

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/PHX787" class="quote" target="_blank">PHX787</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i> How are these trains? What's the rail gauge o...

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by starrymarkb
Thu Jun 26, 2014 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB: Plane And Pilots Caused Asiana 214 Accident
Replies: 242
Views: 31912

RE: NTSB: Plane And Pilots Caused Asiana 214 Accident

I'm aware of a similar situation involving a European airline a few years ago. Newly qualified FO is paired with a senior captain. During the approach the newbie forgets to watch the airspeed and speed drops very low. Captain notices but doesn't say anything because the newbie "needs to learn from h...

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by starrymarkb
Wed Jun 25, 2014 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man Sues BA For Sending Him To Grenada
Replies: 85
Views: 17028

RE: Man Sues BA For Sending Him To Grenada

My Understanding of UK rules (doing call centre work) is you have to be told the call is being recorded but can't opt out unless you hang up. Certainly we agents can't stop a recording from occurring.

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by starrymarkb
Wed Jun 25, 2014 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man Sues BA For Sending Him To Grenada
Replies: 85
Views: 17028

RE: Man Sues BA For Sending Him To Grenada

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/tommy1808" class="quote" target="_blank">tommy1808</a> (<a href="#61" class="quote">Reply 61</a>):<br/><i> he doesn´t have the time and would pi...

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by starrymarkb
Mon Jun 23, 2014 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FT -"BA Hopes Slow TV Can Make Air Time Fly By"
Replies: 3
Views: 3179

RE: FT -"BA Hopes Slow TV Can Make Air Time Fly By"

Google used to have the Trans Siberian Express in full on their site - all 7 days and 9000km of it  

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by starrymarkb
Sun Jun 22, 2014 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LCC With Two Aircraft Types?
Replies: 40
Views: 9750

RE: LCC With Two Aircraft Types?

Flybe with Q400 and E-Jets (with mixed results) and before that Q400 and BAe146

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by starrymarkb
Wed Jun 18, 2014 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM New Baggage Fees For Flying Blue Ivory
Replies: 17
Views: 9384

KLM New Baggage Fees For Flying Blue Ivory

Just had this email from KLM. <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quote:<br/><i> When KLM introduced the paid option for check-in baggage in May 2013, the airline waived the fee for Flying Blue Ivory member...

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by starrymarkb
Tue May 27, 2014 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unusual Aircraft On FlightRadar24.
Replies: 12
Views: 17452

RE: Unusual Aircraft On FlightRadar24.

Also the <acronym title="Normandie Aviation (France)">ID</acronym> HBAL makes me think balloon! Most light High Altitude balloons just carry a <acronym title="Baltra - Seymour (GPS / SEGS), Ecuador">GPS</acronym> tracker that operates in the amateur radio data bands. Wonder if the Google one is heav...

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by starrymarkb
Sat May 24, 2014 10:09 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: To Nice With BA For £1
Replies: 7
Views: 9276

RE: To Nice With BA For £1

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Pelle" class="quote" target="_blank">Pelle</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i> If you wanted to make this trip as cheap as pos...

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by starrymarkb
Sat May 24, 2014 2:34 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: To Nice With BA For £1
Replies: 7
Views: 9276

RE: To Nice With BA For £1

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/bigvince76" class="quote" target="_blank">bigvince76</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i> Here is a tip when going from Exeter ...

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by starrymarkb
Thu May 22, 2014 11:11 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: To Nice With BA For £1
Replies: 7
Views: 9276

To Nice With BA For £1

My First <acronym title="Transbrasil SA Linhas Aereas">TR</acronym> for a while! So will get straight on with it. This trip was booked on a whim back in January when <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> reduced the £35 tax on reward flights to £1 to certain destinations on flights booked th...

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by starrymarkb
Sun May 18, 2014 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA LGW SH Expansion Summer 2015
Replies: 27
Views: 9301

RE: BA LGW SH Expansion Summer 2015

Indeed, I remember going to Ibiza after my Exams from <acronym title="Exeter (EXT / EGTE), United Kingdom">EXT</acronym> with <acronym title="Spanair (Spain)">JK</acronym> in late June 1999 - It was a W rotation Tenerife-<acronym title="Exeter (EXT / EGTE), United Kingdom">EXT</acronym>-<acronym tit...

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by starrymarkb
Wed May 14, 2014 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No BA In St.Maarten?
Replies: 40
Views: 11683

RE: Why No BA In St.Maarten?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/AviRaider" class="quote" target="_blank">AviRaider</a> (<a href="#27" class="quote">Reply 27</a>):<br/><i>Way to be condescending and insulting....

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