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by vv701
Thu Sep 15, 2005 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines With Non-aviation Assets
Replies: 43
Views: 3887

RE: Airlines With Non-aviation Assets

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by vv701
Thu Sep 15, 2005 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Asks Pax To Pay "Green Fee" (not Talking Golf!)
Replies: 15
Views: 4406

RE: BA Asks Pax To Pay "Green Fee" (not Talking Golf!)

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by vv701
Thu Sep 15, 2005 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Routes Would BA Fly If They Got The A380?
Replies: 60
Views: 10415

RE: What Routes Would BA Fly If They Got The A380?

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by vv701
Tue Sep 13, 2005 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Asks Pax To Pay "Green Fee" (not Talking Golf!)
Replies: 15
Views: 4406

RE: BA Asks Pax To Pay "Green Fee" (not Talking Golf!)

I have now looked at <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>'s web site. It porovides a calculator to calculate the cost of your travel to the environment. It also provides a link to the web site of the Oxford based charity, Climate Care. This link enables the passenger to voluntarily make a p...

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by vv701
Tue Sep 13, 2005 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Asks Pax To Pay "Green Fee" (not Talking Golf!)
Replies: 15
Views: 4406

RE: BA Asks Pax To Pay "Green Fee" (not Talking Golf!)

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by vv701
Tue Sep 13, 2005 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Leave Belgian Passengers Stranded
Replies: 142
Views: 8551

RE: Ryanair Leave Belgian Passengers Stranded

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by vv701
Tue Sep 13, 2005 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Routes Would BA Fly If They Got The A380?
Replies: 60
Views: 10415

RE: What Routes Would BA Fly If They Got The A380?

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by vv701
Tue Sep 13, 2005 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Leave Belgian Passengers Stranded
Replies: 142
Views: 8551

RE: Ryanair Leave Belgian Passengers Stranded

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by vv701
Mon Sep 12, 2005 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Leave Belgian Passengers Stranded
Replies: 142
Views: 8551

RE: Ryanair Leave Belgian Passengers Stranded

Ryanair and nine other members of the European Low Fares Airline Association are actively trying to get the European Law scrapped. They claim that the rules are unfair because if they (the airlines) break their contract with the customer the compensation may exceed what the customer paid to enter th...

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by vv701
Mon Sep 12, 2005 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Routes Would BA Fly If They Got The A380?
Replies: 60
Views: 10415

RE: What Routes Would BA Fly If They Got The A380?

Congratulations Dutchjet. It seems to me - repeat 'seems to me' - that your analysis is the only one so far that is in line with <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>'s business strategy. Today I see just two routes where the A380 would be really beneficial to <acronym title="British Airways...

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by vv701
Mon Sep 12, 2005 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Leave Belgian Passengers Stranded
Replies: 142
Views: 8551

Ryanair Leave Belgian Passengers Stranded

According to the Telegraph newspaper (Sunday 11 September), a Belgian window cleaner, M Gauthiers Renders, and a plane load of other holiday makers (including fifteen Germans and five Britons) were left stranded at Carcassone airport when the aircraft they had booked to fly on to Charleroi was diver...

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by vv701
Mon Sep 12, 2005 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cost Of A Flight For An Airline
Replies: 2
Views: 4452

RE: Cost Of A Flight For An Airline

I heard that it currently costs £66,000 to fill the fuel tanks of a <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> 744 in the UK. Then there are crew costs (including proportioned rest time, holidays, pension contributions, stay-over expenses and local company staff orientated taxes like National Ins...

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by vv701
Mon Sep 12, 2005 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Was Braathens S.A.F.E?
Replies: 9
Views: 2294

RE: What Was Braathens S.A.F.E?

Yes. 'SAFE' stood for 'South America and Far East'. But long after Braathens SAFE first went domestic and then returned to (shoert haul) international services its aircraft carried 'BRATHENS S.A.F.E.' titles: <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.f...

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by vv701
Wed Sep 07, 2005 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Carry More Passengers Than BA In August
Replies: 40
Views: 5438

RE: Ryanair Carry More Passengers Than BA In August

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by vv701
Wed Sep 07, 2005 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet VS Ryanair: Who Will Ever Win?
Replies: 11
Views: 4530

RE: Easyjet VS Ryanair: Who Will Ever Win?

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by vv701
Wed Sep 07, 2005 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargo Carriers At Heathrow
Replies: 22
Views: 3295

RE: Cargo Carriers At Heathrow

British Airways World Cargo have a number of pure cargo flights operated for them out of Heathrow. DHL operate the European flights. They use the 752F to <acronym title="Milan - Malpensa (MXP / LIMC), Italy">MXP</acronym> (Fri 2320hrs), <acronym title="Prague - Ruzyne (PRG / LKPR), Czech Republic">P...

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by vv701
Wed Sep 07, 2005 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Raises Air Fuel Surcharge
Replies: 18
Views: 2645

RE: Virgin Raises Air Fuel Surcharge

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by vv701
Wed Sep 07, 2005 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worlds Shortest Commercial Flight
Replies: 6
Views: 7821

RE: Worlds Shortest Commercial Flight

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by vv701
Wed Sep 07, 2005 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 From BA Full Of Signatures, Why?
Replies: 19
Views: 9444

RE: 747 From BA Full Of Signatures, Why?

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by vv701
Tue Sep 06, 2005 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 From BA Full Of Signatures, Why?
Replies: 19
Views: 9444

RE: 747 From BA Full Of Signatures, Why?

As local airlines are among the major potential commercial beneficiaries of an Olympic games, it is not surprising that both <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> and <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic Airways (United Kingdom)">VS</acronym> were 'Premier' supporters of the successful London bid...

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by vv701
Tue Sep 06, 2005 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has BMI Started Flights To Riyadh Yet? BAA Say YES
Replies: 4
Views: 3382

RE: Has BMI Started Flights To Riyadh Yet? BAA Say YES

Some of its architecture is stunning.

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by vv701
Tue Sep 06, 2005 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 From BA Full Of Signatures, Why?
Replies: 19
Views: 9444

RE: 747 From BA Full Of Signatures, Why?

I do not think that the signatures on G-CIVY are those from the web site (which also included my name). This is because the image clearly shows that they are signatures on the aircraft. The <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> web site enabled the input of a name but not a facsimile of the ...

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by vv701
Fri Sep 02, 2005 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Non-US Airlines With US-based Crews?
Replies: 16
Views: 5556

Non-US Airlines With US-based Crews?

Most of the airlines based on the Saudi Arabian peninsula including Saudia, Gulf and Emirates employ many European, Australian and American flight crews.

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by vv701
Fri Sep 02, 2005 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Fuel Up 20-30% In Last Week
Replies: 3
Views: 3222

RE: Jet Fuel Up 20-30% In Last Week

Those airlines that have hedged there aviation fuel needs for the next year or so at last months prices or even lower prices are likely to prove to be very strong competition to those who chose to rely on aviation fuel prices going down.

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by vv701
Fri Sep 02, 2005 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Katrina: Any Help Flown In From Other Countries?
Replies: 42
Views: 7710

RE: Katrina: Any Help Flown In From Other Countries?

Ushermittwoch is wrong again. The North Sea serge of 3.36m in 1953 resulted in 1,835 deaths in the Netherlands (and over 200 hear in the UK). That serge was only a little more than a third the height of the serge that hit New Orleans this week. His smugness and ignorance in the face of a catastrophe...

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by vv701
Fri Sep 02, 2005 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Katrina: Any Help Flown In From Other Countries?
Replies: 42
Views: 7710

RE: Katrina: Any Help Flown In From Other Countries?

Clearly the relative wealth of the USA means that financial aid is not a priority. Despite the appalling remarks of the likes of Ushermittwoch (which amazed me) neither is the USA short of crude oil. It has an emergency strategic reserve. But with eight or more major oil refineries out of action bec...

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by vv701
Wed Aug 31, 2005 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manston To Be More Successful Than Heathrow?!
Replies: 29
Views: 5658

RE: Manston To Be More Successful Than Heathrow?!

Manston bigger than Biggin Hill, that other Kentish airport - or is it an Airport of Kent? (It depends on which side of the River Medway it is located.) Well, that could just be possible!

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by vv701
Tue Aug 30, 2005 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why BA Needs Sun Air Denmark As Franchise?
Replies: 12
Views: 4948

RE: Why BA Needs Sun Air Denmark As Franchise?

The 328Jet was only delivered to BLL on 6 July and as of the start of this month had not flown a BA scheduled flight. July flights were all charters.

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by vv701
Sun Aug 28, 2005 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA B744 Configs
Replies: 7
Views: 2672

RE: BA B744 Configs

Many thanks Shamrock_747.

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by vv701
Sat Aug 27, 2005 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA B744 Configs
Replies: 7
Views: 2672

RE: BA B744 Configs

Interesting data.

What is the actual configuration of the Lite, High J and Low J cabins (total seats each class)?

Thanks.

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by vv701
Fri Aug 26, 2005 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Ever Happened To United Express BAe APT
Replies: 24
Views: 6334

RE: What Ever Happened To United Express BAe APT

The aircraft in the photo is the first production aircraft, G-MATP (note the ATP in the reg) and was never operated by United Express but was painted in their c/s by BAe for promotional purposes. I saw three of the aircraft that were operated by United Express at Chicago O'Hare on 10/27/91. All were...

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by vv701
Fri Aug 26, 2005 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Politicians Flying On Commercial Jets
Replies: 49
Views: 5707

RE: Politicians Flying On Commercial Jets

It was many years ago now - perhaps fifteen - when I was in the check-in queue at Strasbourg for a flight to London Heathrow. I heard a familiar voice behind me and turned round. It was the Rev Ian Paisley, the leader of the Democratic Unionist Party and both a Westminster Member of Parliament and a...

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by vv701
Thu Aug 25, 2005 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CPH - More International Passengers Than LAX
Replies: 40
Views: 5063

RE: CPH - More International Passengers Than LAX

Sorry Doona. No they are not part of the United Kingdom. So, for example none of them apply Value Added Tax to their prices. This has created a huge industry involving well known names like Tesco as Her Majesty's Customs and Excise do not apply VAT to individual deliveries with a value of Pounds Ste...

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by vv701
Thu Aug 25, 2005 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CPH - More International Passengers Than LAX
Replies: 40
Views: 5063

RE: CPH - More International Passengers Than LAX

If you get into a debate as to whether or not a flight from one country to another in the EU is or is not an international flight you open a whole can of worms. Forget Scandinavian Airlines with aircraft registered in two EU countries (Denmark and Sweden) and one non-EU country (Norway). Instead con...

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by vv701
Sun Aug 21, 2005 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 744 G-BNLX Repainted?
Replies: 0
Views: 2586

BA 744 G-BNLX Repainted?

On 17 August I saw <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> 744 BN<acronym title="Crossair (Switzerland)">LX</acronym> at <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> with no 'name' on its nose - in my previous sighting it carried the 'United Kingdom' nose 'name...

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by vv701
Sun Aug 21, 2005 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Will BA Not Consider The A350?
Replies: 52
Views: 9554

RE: Why Will BA Not Consider The A350?

Will the 2012 London Olympics influence the timing of a <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> order for new wide bodies and their required delivery dates? Seems to me that around August 2012 a few new wide bodies in the <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> fleet could be very useful...

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by vv701
Fri Aug 19, 2005 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways 757 Transatlanitc
Replies: 29
Views: 9060

RE: British Airways 757 Transatlanitc

The two 757s involved were G-BPEC and G-BPEE. Both had been in service with Caledonian Airways. G-BPEC made its last Caledonian flight on 31 Oct 1994 (MLE-<acronym title="Bahrain (Manama) - International (Muharraq) (BAH / OBBI), Bahrain">BAH</acronym>-<acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), U...

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