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by SelseyBill
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 398
Views: 71893

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

IAG as a group is like all other large airlines / groups. They operate a mixed fleet of nearly all types. Will be a great win for Boeing. I am not sure this is really even a blow for Airbus, the A320 family is selling like hotcakes. Airlines are not proBoeing or Airbus, the reality is the arbitrage...

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by SelseyBill
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR
Replies: 410
Views: 50643

Re: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR

In all honesty, the NMA as a small widebody seems like a solution looking for a problem.. Completely agree. If I'm Boeing right now, Im looking to launch a 797, but it would be a slightly wider, higher-sitting 3-3 narrow-body all new 737 replacement, sitting between the E2 and the 788. and roughly ...

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by SelseyBill
Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 759
Views: 156323

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

STC said 3 things in the article of importance. A) Overall numbers the same, 150 and 40 B) Might swap 78K for 789 C) This realignment driven by the change to the A380 program. I think the most likely outcome is just what he says. 78K order was compromised because he has A350's coming, so he's movin...

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by SelseyBill
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: LHR - PM Boris Johnson
Replies: 33
Views: 3679

Re: LHR - PM Boris Johnson

....no need for Heathrow expansion IMO, careful and considered expansion of new rail links should be the method of increasing capacity at Heathrow, and this could be done relatively cheaply. All LHR flights to MAN/LBA/EDI/GLA/CDG/BRU could be converted to rail. Those six destinations alone would fr...

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by SelseyBill
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: LHR - PM Boris Johnson
Replies: 33
Views: 3679

Re: LHR - PM Boris Johnson

....and how does a Train line to BHX and MAN justify stopping flights to MAN/LBA/EDI/GLA? BHX isn't served ex-LHR anyway ........the OP was about Boris Johnson, and whether as PM he might re-light the debate on 3rd runway @ LHR versus a new airport down on the Medway. I responded with the general p...

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by SelseyBill
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: LHR - PM Boris Johnson
Replies: 33
Views: 3679

Re: LHR - PM Boris Johnson

chonetsao wrote:
Boris is smart, .


.....that right there is a whole new thread someplace..........

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by SelseyBill
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: LHR - PM Boris Johnson
Replies: 33
Views: 3679

Re: LHR - PM Boris Johnson

....no need for Heathrow expansion IMO, careful and considered expansion of new rail links should be the method of increasing capacity at Heathrow, and this could be done relatively cheaply. All LHR flights to MAN/LBA/EDI/GLA/CDG/BRU could be converted to rail. Those six destinations alone would fr...

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by SelseyBill
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: LHR - PM Boris Johnson
Replies: 33
Views: 3679

Re: LHR - PM Boris Johnson

BTW - Ealing council is saying that 69% of their residents back LHR expansion. Meanwhile in Hounslow a Feb 2019 residents’ survey revealed that 59% of residents supported a new runway – up from 44% in 2016. .....this has always been the case IMO; its only the Zac Goldsmiths of this world, and noisy...

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by SelseyBill
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: LHR - PM Boris Johnson
Replies: 33
Views: 3679

Re: LHR - PM Boris Johnson

...anyways, the topic in hand is aviation related, not rail or the election. .........rail is; in my estimation; a perfectly valid topic for discussion if its development can potentially free up slot space at Heathrow for more inter-continental flights, and avoid the need to spend £25billion on a n...

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by SelseyBill
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: LHR - PM Boris Johnson
Replies: 33
Views: 3679

Re: LHR - PM Boris Johnson

Are you kidding? It has taken ten years not to build build HS2 and around £100 billion for a line that gets as far as north Birmingham! HS2 is the Berlin Airport of GB. Whatever they decide for any of the London airports will most likely end up exactly the same. Extreme over Budget, severely delaye...

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by SelseyBill
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: LHR - PM Boris Johnson
Replies: 33
Views: 3679

Re: LHR - PM Boris Johnson

....no need for Heathrow expansion IMO, careful and considered expansion of new rail links should be the method of increasing capacity at Heathrow, and this could be done relatively cheaply. All LHR flights to MAN/LBA/EDI/GLA/CDG/BRU could be converted to rail. Those six destinations alone would fr...

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by SelseyBill
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: LHR - PM Boris Johnson
Replies: 33
Views: 3679

Re: LHR - PM Boris Johnson

....no need for Heathrow expansion IMO, careful and considered expansion of new rail links should be the method of increasing capacity at Heathrow, and this could be done relatively cheaply. All LHR flights to MAN/LBA/EDI/GLA/CDG/BRU could be converted to rail. Those six destinations alone would fre...

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by SelseyBill
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 1187
Views: 535821

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

LAX772LR wrote:
The99Percent wrote:
Seeing the BA livery on such a long aircraft is "interesting".

Agree.

Seems like the Speedmarque should be made longer, to accommodate.


Wow, just wow.......

That BA 35k just looks stunning. Wow.......

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by SelseyBill
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEVEL load factor drops to 82.6% from 90.9% in May YoY
Replies: 18
Views: 4449

Re: LEVEL load factor drops to 82.6% from 90.9% in May YoY

SCQ83 wrote:
How will LEVEL end?


.....when IAG takes control of W6........

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by SelseyBill
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta saves the day with free charter
Replies: 113
Views: 21040

Re: Delta saves the day with free charter

....my personal 'feel good' Delta story comes from 1993, when my elderly mother had to visit Houston from London. Travelling home, she had booked a direct flight, which got cancelled, and she was waiting to get a flight via BOS or JFK. The wait went on for hours without assistance, when a Delta rep ...

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by SelseyBill
Wed May 29, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer CEO Talks About Boeing Partnership, Name Change, Strategies Ahead Of Paris Air Show
Replies: 33
Views: 3661

Re: Embraer CEO Talks About Boeing Partnership, Name Change, Strategies Ahead Of Paris Air Show

N766UA wrote:
If your extensive process leads you to “Boeing Brasil,” your extensive process sucks.


Easily, post of the week, well done........!!!

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by SelseyBill
Wed May 22, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters : Airbus to counter the "NMA"by the existing 330neo and the A21N
Replies: 131
Views: 21481

Re: Reuters : Airbus to counter the "NMA"by the existing 330neo and the A21N

WeatherPilot wrote:
Airbus should just bring back the A310 with a new engine creating the A310neo.


..........or a A330-200 shrink with de-rated engine and weight loss programme.........I call it the A330-100CEO.........

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by SelseyBill
Fri May 03, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow - Legal challenge lost
Replies: 85
Views: 12661

Re: Heathrow - Legal challenge lost

A third runway in west London would cause a huge increase in traffic and pollution and above all in noise. Heathrow have a long way to go before they can meet the environmental standards demanded by law. "The third runway should not happen. This could be an inflection point toward less airplan...

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by SelseyBill
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 46704

Re: WN looking at A220

........Southwest will be a tough (not impossible though) nut for Airbus to crack - a lot of infrastructure built around the 737....... .....true, but support infrastructure might not necessarily be initially necessary, if say; for example any nominal WN A220's were based, leased and operated from ...

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by SelseyBill
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to launch longer range A321 and not chase market share
Replies: 116
Views: 36823

Re: Airbus to launch longer range A321 and not chase market share

Rate 63 would mean around 750 a year. Airbus aims for about 700 A320 family frames this year. Rate 60 by summer. Airbus production calendar is 11.5 months. 724 a year. ....as a matter of interest, does anyone know if Airbus is running their A32X production lines 24 hours a day, or do they shut down...

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by SelseyBill
Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What British Airways needs to do
Replies: 38
Views: 4049

Re: What British Airways needs to do

You've obviously taken a great deal of time and put un a lot of effort over this. I'm always glad to hear open-minded constructive feedback as someone that sits at the pointy end. I hope you appreciate my input and viewa from where I tend to sit?..........................................I have thou...

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by SelseyBill
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA & KLM
Replies: 25
Views: 4403

Re: BA & KLM

I don't think a alliance between KL and BA would've worked, LHR and AMS are just to close together. I think you're missing the point. It isn't about geography, its about markets and access to them. 'British Airways' is often characterised as 'London Airways' because it become so 'London-centric'. A...

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by SelseyBill
Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEVEL to order B787 or A330-800
Replies: 106
Views: 20412

Re: LEVEL to order B787 or A330-800

seabosdca wrote:
Boeing is not in the habit of selling aircraft at (intentionally) loss-making prices.


mmmmmmmm........really?

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by SelseyBill
Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another PW engine fails in A320 Neo aircraft
Replies: 77
Views: 18805

Re: Another PW engine fails in A320 Neo aircraft

Yup, damn those engines on all those DC-9s 737-100/200s 707s, DC-8s, 747s, 767s,757s, 727s, Mercure, all the fighter jets powered by the J-57 and variants! Something about all those radial engines like the R-2800 in the Corsair, Thunderbolt, Bearcat, hellcat, tigercat, And the R-4360 on the B-36, c...

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by SelseyBill
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick drone closures
Replies: 547
Views: 72830

Re: Gatwick closed because of 2 drones

Aren't there any skeet or trap shooters left in merry ole England? That's what they get for gun control! :) ......well played Sir; very funny !!!! I was just recently contemplating with a friend how many armed police there seemed to be at British airports these days! The way security personnel are ...

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by SelseyBill
Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus strategy review augurs clean break under new CEO
Replies: 172
Views: 20647

Re: Airbus strategy review augurs clean break under new CEO

Does france have the engineering expertise to take over wing design? That is some of the most complex structure to both design and build with decades of aerodynamics refinement. Poor design decisions or manufacturing can result in atrocious inspections being mandated on the airlines. Airlines avoid...

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by SelseyBill
Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus strategy review augurs clean break under new CEO
Replies: 172
Views: 20647

Re: Airbus strategy review augurs clean break under new CEO

... but my brain says the French hates the UK enough at present that Airbus will not need much of an excuse to kill-off Airbus-UK and set up a new wing plant in China, where costs will possibly be lower. The UK has the production of raw wings. But they also do the design part on the wings. Quite we...

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by SelseyBill
Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus strategy review augurs clean break under new CEO
Replies: 172
Views: 20647

Re: Airbus strategy review augurs clean break under new CEO

Right now the strong cash flow at Boeing which is providing the resources to fund research and development for them to consider launching a new platform is clear evidence they aren’t dumping planes and that they are in a strong position. I'm a Boeing shareholder, and as far as I'm concerned, the on...

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by SelseyBill
Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus strategy review augurs clean break under new CEO
Replies: 172
Views: 20647

Re: Airbus strategy review augurs clean break under new CEO

If Airbus is going to do a strategic review of wing development and production post Brexit, I reckon the Dutch wouldn't say no: - Still strong competence in aviation tech - logistically well placed in relation to Germany, France and the sea. - Several underused local Airports. - Still got some cred...

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by SelseyBill
Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Middle East Airlines Orders 4 x A330-900Neo's
Replies: 34
Views: 8772

Re: Middle East Airlines Air Liban Airbus A330-900Neo Orders

GoMEA wrote:
Boeing was probably not interested in getting just a handful 787 on order.......


If this is right; as a Boeing shareholder; i'd like to know the hell why not ......

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by SelseyBill
Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Sir Tim Clark: Emirates next batches of A380s will be powered by RR
Replies: 595
Views: 95202

Re: Updated: Sir Tim Clark: Emirates next batches of A380s will be powered by RR

There is no serious case that the A380 has been a success or that its detractors have been wrong. To pretend otherwise is to deny reality........ .....respectfully disagree 'Matt'.... It depends on your definition of 'success'. In my opinion, and that of millions of other passengers, the A380 is th...

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by SelseyBill
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Heathrow (LHR) 2019 New Routes
Replies: 252
Views: 65206

Re: London Heathrow (LHR) 2019 New Routes

LHR’s assertion that it is full feels rather hollow in light of the body of evidence to the contrary. .......depends on what evidence you choose to ignore. Well I think it just shows you how dominant BA's slot portfolio is. .......depends on your definition of 'dominant'. In terms of 'legacy' carri...

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by SelseyBill
Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest grounds 34 planes for maintenance inspection.
Replies: 68
Views: 14361

Re: Southwest grounds 34 planes for maintenance inspection.

Are they being inspected onsite, or flown to mx facilities for inspection? ....just as a matter of interest from an ignorant uninformed European, where does WN do its maintenance ? How many mx centres does WN have ? Out of its 700+ fleet, anyone know how many are required for service each day, appr...

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by SelseyBill
Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Airbus considering A330NEO Regional
Replies: 97
Views: 17116

Re: Bloomberg: Airbus considering A330NEO Regional

this smells like desperation from airbus. no way a simple shrink or derate matches the efficiency of a clean sheet The A330NEO is said to have an advantage on shorter stage length. So why not? This isn't a shrink, that would be a foolish and expensive step. Derating engines should be very straight ...

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by SelseyBill
Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BE being bought for £2.2m by a consortium including VS, Stobart Group and Cyrus Capital
Replies: 449
Views: 80501

Re: Sky News: Virgin Atlantic and Flybe in talks

Flybe have nothing of value worth buying. I usually read your posts and nod 'Skipness', but don't you think there is some 'strategic' future value here for IAG/BA ? 1. Possible economies in engineering with BACF Embraer fleet. 2. Passenger growth figures at BHX and MAN have been astounding over the...

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by SelseyBill
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 385
Views: 65033

Re: Reuters: Airbus likely sold 10 A330neo jets to Delta

727200 wrote:
Since the plane is such a slow seller, ,probably got a real good deal on them.


....just about the most predictable post you could possibly imagine.

Delta gets a good deal on everything, thats why they're Delta......

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by SelseyBill
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unofficial: Qatar Airways to leave One World Alliance
Replies: 176
Views: 12134

Re: Qatar Airways CEO threatens withdrawal from OneWorld Alliance

Considering the strong financial ties that Qatar has with Latam, IAG, and now Cathay, I would think there is some pressure from these airlines as well for AA to come to the table and seriously talk about this. Any type of quarrel can not be really beneficial for the alliance and its reputation. Kno...

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by SelseyBill
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Non-US BA Longhaul Destination?
Replies: 106
Views: 13713

Re: Next Non-US BA Longhaul Destination?

Would be interesting to see BA return to Alexandria. The last time they flew to HBE was using their franchise partner BMED. Problem is that route would benefit from connections to North America and obviously BA has a much larger network at LHR. LXR, SSH, and HRG on the other hand can survive from L...

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by SelseyBill
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Non-US BA Longhaul Destination?
Replies: 106
Views: 13713

Re: Next Non-US BA Longhaul Destination?

Taipei would be to me the most interesting move. And realistically, probably the one market in the region that can support both consistent yield and load that BA does not already serve. The bi-lateral between UK and Taiwan is really restrictive so only UK airline can add non-stop flight and frequen...

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by SelseyBill
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC
Replies: 282
Views: 38520

Re: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC

ASA wrote:
Nobody mentioned Boeing? :confused:

I wonder how the 787 production line / delivery schedules have influenced global travel patterns from CHS?


......yeah, that was my first reaction, maybe BA wanted 787 parts quicker......

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by SelseyBill
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways announce S19 flights from LHR to Bastia and Preveza
Replies: 9
Views: 1687

Re: British Airways announce S19 flights from LHR to Bastia and Preveza

Out of interest, how do they decide, with these types of routes, whether they operate them out of LHR or LGW? Traditionally, LGW has been the 'bucket and spade' route airport, but it seems more and more flights are being offered from LHR too. BA now fly the following bucket and spade routes on a se...

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by SelseyBill
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe losses much greater than expected - shares tank.
Replies: 41
Views: 6969

Re: Flybe losses much greater than expected - shares tank.

You can never say never with IAG, but given BA effectively paid Flybe to take BA Connect off its hands, it’s highly unlikely. Difficult to see I know, but I hope BA does step in here, and gives BE a shot under BA's full control..... I'm certain BA could pass on some of their purchasing economies to...

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by SelseyBill
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Antitrust Regulator to Investigate AA-BA Atlantic JV
Replies: 20
Views: 4341

Re: UK Antitrust Regulator to Investigate AA-BA Atlantic JV

lhrsfosyd wrote:
Absolute bollocks........


Thats what I love most about this site, well reasoned and rounded discourse, with articulate and thoughtful responses........

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by SelseyBill
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is LEVEL Airlines A Failure?
Replies: 15
Views: 3079

Re: Is LEVEL Airlines A Failure?

It is not just one flight, or a random sale, it seems to be most of the upcoming ones I can see between BCN and the USA at least. People here talk about Norwegian being in a bad situation financially but from what I can see the fares of Level are substantially lower than Norwegian consistently, so ...

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by SelseyBill
Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus Corporate Jet ACJ321LR, Scheduled ?
Replies: 65
Views: 12149

Re: Airbus Corporate Jet ACJ321LR, Scheduled ?

...National parliaments and their opposition parties usually have a field day asking questions for tv, if King sized beds, golden table ware & waterfalls are included. Only totalitarian / strongly hierarchical regimes can get away with that ... https://edition.cnn.com/2018/02/27/politics/boeing...

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by SelseyBill
Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus Corporate Jet ACJ321LR, Scheduled ?
Replies: 65
Views: 12149

Re: Airbus Corporate Jet ACJ321LR, Scheduled ?

...National parliaments and their opposition parties usually have a field day asking questions for tv, if King sized beds, golden table ware & waterfalls are included. Only totalitarian / strongly hierarchical regimes can get away with that ... https://edition.cnn.com/2018/02/27/politics/boeing...

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by SelseyBill
Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 96581

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

The world tails in branding terms were meaningless. Saw a BA 77W on the next gate as I arrived BKK-HKG yesterday, made me smile, my country’s flag, a piece of home. The Masanabo African art never had that effect. Ayling’s 1997 relaunch was a globalist one, he saw the world, as do many people in pow...

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by SelseyBill
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA commencing LHR-KIX in 2019 Spring
Replies: 41
Views: 10316

Re: BA commencing LHR-KIX in 2019 Spring

Which competitors are opening up new markets with a better service and better price? Virgin have retreated into becoming an extension of Delta; Norwegian, from London, are simply imitating BA's network but without that much success (see reductions to ORD and AUS); United and Delta are not posing an...

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by SelseyBill
Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA commencing LHR-KIX in 2019 Spring
Replies: 41
Views: 10316

Re: BA commencing LHR-KIX in 2019 Spring

TheLion wrote:
.......BA have hit their all-time low in the Walsh era. Profitable, but a disaster from every other metric.


......speaking as a shareholder, I'm pleased to hear it.

Gots to pay those bills somehow........

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by SelseyBill
Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK EWR flight a "Brilliant Strategy"
Replies: 53
Views: 10491

Re: EK EWR flight a "Brilliant Strategy"

jfklganyc wrote:
Newark is well know for insurance companies, its portugese district, corrupt governance, and high crime.....


.......don't forget The 'Bing'.......

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