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by JannEejit
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Accelerating aircraft retirements
Replies: 83
Views: 18167

Re: Accelerating aircraft retirements

Willie Walsh of IAG was speaking today on plans for IAG airlines to cut capacity at BA, IB & EI. BA haa over 30 B744s...IB has 16 A346s and EI some A330s that will be parked and maybe not reenter service. Plus there are around 20 narrowbodies too. All are fully depreciated. https://www.flightgl...

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by JannEejit
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 337590

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

3 x Virgin Atlantic A346 transferred LGW-PIK over the weekend for mid term storage. The secondary runway there is being prepped for storage of up to 12 aircraft, said locally/anecdotally to be all Virgin fleet. Info gleamed from various PIK themed boards and Facebook groups.

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by JannEejit
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 and A340 Movements/Write-off/Retirements/Scrap Thread - 2020
Replies: 136
Views: 43571

Re: A330 and A340 Write-off/Retirement/Scrap Thread - 2020

conflats wrote:
Airbus A330-202 EI-EWR (MSN 330) Aer Lingus is currently being ferried to Tuscon via Bangor for part out. Left Dublin today (15/3/20) was due to leave fleet in coming weeks but brought forward.


Aww... Flew to DUB from LAX on that one after a great time in California back in 2002.

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by JannEejit
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/20
Replies: 343
Views: 37403

Re: Irish 3/20

Skyblue39 wrote:
EI-EWR has sadly left the fleet today. On its way to Arizona for scrapping, via Bangor. EI-EIM has entered into revenue service doing Dublin-Chicago yesterday.


Sadly noted on FR24 earlier. One of my flights a while back. Are all the A332's leaving soon ? Covid-19 or not...

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by JannEejit
Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No VS A340s left at LHR
Replies: 65
Views: 15799

Re: No VS A340s left at LHR

G-VFIT has also just arrived at PIK. As I understand it, the secondary runway will be used for temporary storage purposes.

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by JannEejit
Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No VS A340s left at LHR
Replies: 65
Views: 15799

Re: No VS A340s left at LHR

G-VWIN and G-VNAP transferred LGW-PIK on Saturday evening (14th) for storage.

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by JannEejit
Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 337590

Re: UK aviation needs £7.5 billion lifeline

And the thousands of people employed by those airlines...? Some people do forget that the UK taxpayer also funds the welfare system, which thousands of ordinary airline staff may find themselves having to rely on. If the banking industry can be bailed out with what are effectively loans, then so ca...

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by JannEejit
Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 337590

Re: UK aviation needs £7.5 billion lifeline

No chance, I as a UK Tax payer refuse to pay for these failing airlines, if they crash they crash. That is business. And the thousands of people employed by those airlines...? Some people do forget that the UK taxpayer also funds the welfare system, which thousands of ordinary airline staff may fin...

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by JannEejit
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA flight divert "due to “mandatory security”. Expaination pls
Replies: 9
Views: 4888

Re: BA flight divert "due to “mandatory security”. Expaination pls

"Mandatory Security" to me conjures up images of fighter jet escorts and being told to land. :ugeek: Interesting they flew as far south as the southern Turkish coast around Antalaya before turning north and back tracking all the way to Istanbul in northern Turkey.

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by JannEejit
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways boss tells staff jobs will go
Replies: 9
Views: 4437

Re: British Airways boss tells staff jobs will go

Will BA also implement an early draw down of fleet on the retirement list ?

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by JannEejit
Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 337590

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

I presume that Icelandair is being impacted by this travel restriction due to the Coronavirus a lot more than the mainland Europe carriers, as a large part of their business model is connecting passengers from the US and Canada to Europe. And, Iceland is part of the Schengen Area, so going to Icela...

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by JannEejit
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stobart Air in trouble
Replies: 36
Views: 11039

Re: Stobart Air in trouble

Yes the Eddie Stobart name is well known in the UK and especially to those of us who frequently drive on the nation's motorways. Their road haulage division with their 'named' truck cabs are legendary. Known, yes. Financially stable, not some much. They nearly went out of business before Christmas,...

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by JannEejit
Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Loganair Thread
Replies: 80
Views: 12290

Re: Loganair Thread

I am wondering if Loganair might look at taking a few of Flybe's E175'S or Q400 if the leases were reasonable and workable for certain routes? Any chance Logan air will look at some of Flybe's routes to AMS? At the moment with Loganair it's a case of who knows ?. The Saab 340 renewal plan was only ...

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by JannEejit
Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stobart Air in trouble
Replies: 36
Views: 11039

Re: Stobart Air in trouble

Yes the Eddie Stobart name is well known in the UK and especially to those of us who frequently drive on the nation's motorways. Their road haulage division with their 'named' truck cabs are legendary.

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by JannEejit
Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Loganair Thread
Replies: 80
Views: 12290

Re: Loganair Thread

[twoid][/twoid] maybe getting some more ATR soon ? Yes, plenty more on the way. Two ATR-72-600 arrived last week at ABZ, G-FBXA & XB, which were part of the Chorus Aviation folio and most recently operating in full SAS livery. They are both currently in an all white finish and awaiting the Logan...

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by JannEejit
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No VS A340s left at LHR
Replies: 65
Views: 15799

Re: No VS A340s left at LHR

It’s a legal obligation of the contract signed. The fact that the owner may or may not be scrapping the aircraft does not release the airline from returning the aircraft in the agreed and contractual state. Correct, when a lease is agreed, the lessor would want the ac back in a re-saleable / re-lea...

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by JannEejit
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No VS A340s left at LHR
Replies: 65
Views: 15799

Re: No VS A340s left at LHR

skipness1E wrote:
Like the freshly repainted pristine F-HPJB I saw in Knock last week. The aircraft is returned in an agreed state (in this case freshly painted white). Being scrapped is outside the bounds of the contract between AF and the leasor.


Indeed so, but still...why bother ?

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by JannEejit
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No VS A340s left at LHR
Replies: 65
Views: 15799

Re: No VS A340s left at LHR

Hi there, Saw that my initial article was mentioned above and I have received a couple of updates this evening. The three retired aircraft are currently at Gatwick undergoing end of lease maintenance They will NOT be returning to service. They will fly to Tarbes in the coming days for scrap As of y...

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by JannEejit
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No VS A340s left at LHR
Replies: 65
Views: 15799

Re: No VS A340s left at LHR

The one thing I don't understand about VS is that they ordered the A330neo instead of more B789's which the B789 has lower fuel burn and longer range (they can fly to PER non-stop like QF with Virgin Australia handling PER-SYD). The B789's have been a bit of a problem child for VS. The airline pret...

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by JannEejit
Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Belfast City Routes Up for Grabs - who will take over?
Replies: 36
Views: 5044

Re: Belfast City Routes Up for Grabs - who will take over?

I'm surprised Loganair didn't opt for GLA-BHD, perhaps too much going on already ? The fact EasyJet do the BFS route is one thing but having Flybe as well certainly kept the pricing competitive. I don't see those EasyJet flights being particularly cheap now. Ferry prices will no doubt go up as well.

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by JannEejit
Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Loganair Thread
Replies: 80
Views: 12290

Re: Loganair Thread

Can you two children behave? Thanks. OT: The amount of flights started by loganair can't be done with the current aircraft alone right? Or are they underutilizing the current fleet or keeping the SAAB aircraft longer untill more ATR's arrive? A lot of the new routes don't begin until high summer. M...

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by JannEejit
Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 783
Views: 115968

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration

rlwynn wrote:
A Loganair ERJ was at DUS today.


Daily GLA-DUS service started almost a year a ago after Eurowings cancelled their service.

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by JannEejit
Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of former Flybe planes after collapse
Replies: 45
Views: 11128

Re: Status of former Flybe planes after collapse

Now That's "subtle"? ! No it's "ironic" . But let's not drift off topic again. Its not ironic either, its just dumb. Would you expect to see an airline called "German Shepard? Or "French Poodle"? Those would be dumb names, right? Or would you (with your non-Americ...

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by JannEejit
Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Loganair Thread
Replies: 80
Views: 12290

Re: Loganair Thread

maybe getting some more ATR soon ? Yes, plenty more on the way. Two ATR-72-600 arrived last week at ABZ, G-FBXA & XB, which were part of the Chorus Aviation folio and most recently operating in full SAS livery. They are both currently in an all white finish and awaiting the Loganair 'tartan lit...

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by JannEejit
Sat Mar 07, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of former Flybe planes after collapse
Replies: 45
Views: 11128

Re: Status of former Flybe planes after collapse

If the various owners distribute those Q400s to other operators quickly then that will be a vote of confidence in the plane. It might seem counter-intuitive but those planes coming on to the market increasing supply but being snapped up will show that the Q400 is a highly liquid asset and De Havill...

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by JannEejit
Sat Mar 07, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of former Flybe planes after collapse
Replies: 45
Views: 11128

Re: Status of former Flybe planes after collapse

F27500 wrote:
JannEejit wrote:
F27500 wrote:

For the name of an airline it is !


For the name of a Danish airline it's fine. I know Americans are not noted for the subtleties of irony...


That's "subtle"? !


No it's "ironic" . But let's not drift off topic again.

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by JannEejit
Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of former Flybe planes after collapse
Replies: 45
Views: 11128

Re: Status of former Flybe planes after collapse

Air Canada Jazz should take some to replace their horrible 100-300’s You do realize that Chorus Aviation is the parent company of Jazz and had leased ATRs and Q400s to Flybe right? And I'm not entirely sure a Q400 is a logical choice to replace the 100-300s as its a big jump in capacity. Chorus own...

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by JannEejit
Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of former Flybe planes after collapse
Replies: 45
Views: 11128

Re: Status of former Flybe planes after collapse

F27500 wrote:
eicvd wrote:
F27500 wrote:
"Great Dane"? LMAO

It’s not that funny


For the name of an airline it is !


For the name of a Danish airline it's fine. I know Americans are not noted for the subtleties of irony...

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by JannEejit
Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 783
Views: 115968

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration

I read that Loganair are starting up new routes within weeks and are going to be adding 400 flights per week. Where are they getting all this extra capacity from?! They still have some slack amongst the inherited former BMI Regional ERJ fleet, they are acquiring numerous ATR-42 from Air France Hop ...

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by JannEejit
Thu Mar 05, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 783
Views: 115968

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration

Interesting to see how many routes Loganair are hoovering up, and particularly interesting to see that (so) many of their routes (now) don't touch Scotland; Carlisle-Belfast City Carlisle-Dublin Carlisle-London Southend City of Derry-London Southend City of Derry-Manchester (seasonal) Jersey-Humber...

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by JannEejit
Thu Mar 05, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 783
Views: 115968

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration

With Virgin Atlantic refusing to invest more money into Flybe, does anybody else think Virgin let Flybe go to get hold of those lucrative LHR slots? It’s a thought in my head that makes more and more sense That's what I've been hearing locally and anecdotally. I also believe the Virgin/Stobart/Cyru...

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by JannEejit
Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 783
Views: 115968

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration

https://www.loganair.co.uk/our-story/la ... e-collapse
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Loganair taking on 16 ex Flybe routes and asking redundant crews to apply for jobs. Stobart/Flybe ATR-72's G-FBXA & XB arrived at ABZ last week for assimilation into fleet.

https://www.loganair.co.uk/our-story/la ... e-collapse

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by JannEejit
Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 783
Views: 115968

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration

There's an ATOL scheme checker on the CAA website, a check for Flybe provides this result.

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SQ789 wrote:
They just entered administration due to Coronavirus across UK and Europe.

https://twitter.com/flybe/status/1235403863735144448


As smokescreens go, that's a good one.

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by JannEejit
Thu Mar 05, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 783
Views: 115968

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread

Flybe customers are also being told to make their own alternate arrangements for travel, so no rescue flights it seems atm https://twitter.com/JournoDannyAero/status/1235408747909922816?s=20 Flybe not a member of the ATOL scheme I presume, being a regional commuter airline, not a 'tour operator'. ?

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by JannEejit
Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 783
Views: 115968

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread

How sad for those 2,000 workers at flybe. I wonder if Eastern or Loganair might be able to pick up a few routes and save some of the jobs being lost. Do they have the spare equipment and with the Coronavirus going around the traveling appearing to be reducing at this point. Might be harder than you...

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by JannEejit
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 783
Views: 115968

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread

pdp wrote:
Prepack administration anyone? I wouldn't put it past any of the parties involved...


I suspect so, let's see what the Virgin Connect machine does next ? Flybe however would appear to be over.

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by JannEejit
Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat tentatively schedules last A310 service in 2Q20
Replies: 106
Views: 21312

Re: Air Transat tentatively schedules last A310 service in 2Q20

I took a quick run over to GLA today to catch what may be (for me anyway) a last photo of the A310 operationally. I believe it will run to here on a Saturday until end of March,i but I may not get another Saturday off. Here's hoping this wasn't my final glimpse ... http://img.photobucket.com/albums...

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by JannEejit
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat tentatively schedules last A310 service in 2Q20
Replies: 106
Views: 21312

Re: Air Transat tentatively schedules last A310 service in 2Q20

I took a quick run over to GLA today to catch what may be (for me anyway) a last photo of the A310 operationally. I believe it will run to here on a Saturday until end of March, but I may not get another Saturday off. Here's hoping this wasn't my final glimpse ... http://img.photobucket.com/albums/...

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by JannEejit
Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat tentatively schedules last A310 service in 2Q20
Replies: 106
Views: 21312

Re: Air Transat tentatively schedules last A310 service in 2Q20

I took a quick run over to GLA today to catch what may be (for me anyway) a last photo of the A310 operationally. I believe it will run to here on a Saturday until end of March, but I may not get another Saturday off. Here's hoping this wasn't my final glimpse ... http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v...

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by JannEejit
Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air Transat A-310 Routes
Replies: 3
Views: 478

Re: Air Transat A-310 Routes

Realising the opportunities are short, I went down to nearby GLA this early afternoon for a picture. She's officially scheduled on until late March, but I may not have another Saturday off work in that time. YYZ bound as I write. :bigthumbsup: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/whisky110/PSX_202...

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by JannEejit
Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If the A380 was designed in 2020
Replies: 15
Views: 1899

Re: If the A380 was designed in 2020

How does it look though if other airports like LHR find out they cannot expand and the role of the VLA is suddenly back in fashion ? With current environmental concerns and lobbying, you have to wonder if the A380 or suchlike may yet have it's day in the sun ?

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by JannEejit
Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling
Replies: 170
Views: 13707

Re: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling

MrBren wrote:
So when will LHR be overtook by CDG?


Is the Parisian airport exempt from the Paris Agreement ? That would certainly be ironic ...

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by JannEejit
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling
Replies: 170
Views: 13707

Re: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling

So what does 'LON' do now ? Further expansion of another airport, does Heathrow Holdings Ltd go shopping for another option elsewhere ?

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by JannEejit
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sand storm causes flight delays in Canary Islands
Replies: 4
Views: 1097

Re: Sand storm causes flight delays in Canary Islands

It's a common occurrence there, happened when I was on holiday in Gran Canaria years ago. The sky was an eerie colour and next day a fine layer of sand covered everything.

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by JannEejit
Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways 787-10
Replies: 84
Views: 34046

Re: British Airways 787-10

gilesdavies wrote:
There's a video regarding the 787-10 delay at BA:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlOYbMyArjs


Which really doesn't tell us anything we don't already know.

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by JannEejit
Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways 787-10
Replies: 84
Views: 34046

Re: British Airways 787-10

Shoddy interior quality, isn't it? Got a source to back that up? I've heard that said anecdotally several times too. Back in 2013, when BA received their first 787-8, I was invited onboard for some publicity video shots, there was a man on his hands and knees inspecting the fittings and carpets and...

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by JannEejit
Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 783
Views: 115968

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread

The new UK Chancellor is rumoured to be against an APD cut, on which Flybe's survival plans hinged going forward. Another blow for them if true. Yes he's needing all the cash he can round up for HS2, no doubt smarting at the audacity of Flybe's "Faster than rail" slogan and has decided to...

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