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by trident3
Thu Oct 04, 2001 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Gives Away 10,000 Free Airline Tickets
Replies: 8
Views: 4116

RE: Delta Gives Away 10,000 Free Airline Tickets

Didn't British Airways do a similar thing after the gulf war? I seem to recall that they gave away tickets to people wanting to visit the UK. The offer included Concorde!

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by trident3
Thu Oct 04, 2001 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Many Different "Airbuses" Have You Been On?
Replies: 107
Views: 1428

RE: How Many Different

just the one <br><center><a href="/open.file?id=026526" target="_blank"><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva">Click for large version<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/6/2/5/026526.jpg" ALT="Click here for full size photo!" border="0" width="200" height="132"></a><br>Photo © E...

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by trident3
Thu Oct 04, 2001 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Many Different "Boeings" Have You Been On?
Replies: 131
Views: 5926

RE: How Many Different "Boeings" Have You Been On?

707-400
737-200,300,400,500,700
747-100,200,400
757-200
767-200
777-200

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by trident3
Wed Oct 03, 2001 4:21 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Ryanair Experience DUB-MAN-DUB
Replies: 5
Views: 4681

RE: The Ryanair Experience DUB-MAN-DUB

good report,I always enjoy flying Ryanair,Iguess its the fact that it is usually tremendous value.In contrast to your remark about Irish pilots,on a flight from Stansted to Carcassone we had a pilot who we think was Russian! He then managed to confuse everyone by announcing that we were going to Sto...

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by trident3
Wed Oct 03, 2001 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Have You Ever Missed Your Flight?
Replies: 42
Views: 4293

RE: Have You Ever Missed Your Flight?

A few years ago a mate and I were going to Amsterdam for the weekend when we got stuck in traffic on the wat to Stansted.Air UK put us on the standby list for the next flight and told us to check in as soon as the desk opened.We did and were allocated seats straight away as the flight was not full.A...

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by trident3
Wed Oct 03, 2001 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chelsea Drops Emirates Logo For Match In Israel
Replies: 16
Views: 2298

RE: Chelsea Drops Emirates Logo For Match In Israe

so lets turn it into aviation.If you fly ElAl from LHR you fly from terminal1 with all the BA european departures and domestics etc. All other airlines flying to the middle east ie Emirates,Gulfair,PIA Saudi etc fly from terminal3 with all the longhauls.This is done on purpose as a security measure....

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by trident3
Sat Sep 29, 2001 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Favorite Classic Airliners
Replies: 10
Views: 1359

RE: Your Favorite Classic Airliners

The first airliner I ever flew in ,check out the size of those windows! <br><center><a href="/open.file?id=005723" target="_blank"><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva">Click for large version<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/3/2/7/005723.jpg" ALT="Click here for full size photo!"...

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by trident3
Fri Sep 28, 2001 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Successful Lowcost Airlines
Replies: 40
Views: 1417

RE: Successful Lowcost Airlines

due to the recent drop in share prices Ryanair is now valued greater than British Airways. If that isn't successful I dont know what is!

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by trident3
Fri Sep 28, 2001 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Next Flight?
Replies: 49
Views: 2771

RE: Your Next Flight?

Ryanair ,Stansted to Carcassonne, end of November. catch up with some mates,watch some Rugby League

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by trident3
Fri Sep 28, 2001 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BAE 146 - 5 Of 6 Abreast
Replies: 28
Views: 2420

RE: BAE 146 - 5 Of 6 Abreast

My apologies,when you look at the larger photo it all becomes clear.However that interior layout does look vastly different from the 146 I flew on.It was a pre production model 146-100 owned by British Aerospace but operated by British Air Ferries for route proving flights.The under wing area was mu...

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by trident3
Fri Sep 28, 2001 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BAE 146 - 5 Of 6 Abreast
Replies: 28
Views: 2420

RE: BAE 146 - 5 Of 6 Abreast

I stand corrected

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by trident3
Fri Sep 28, 2001 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BAE 146 - 5 Of 6 Abreast
Replies: 28
Views: 2420

RE: BAE 146 - 5 Of 6 Abreast

No that is a 737,it has bins the entire length of the cabin, on a 146 there are no lockers under the wing. GO have never operated 146s
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by trident3
Fri Sep 28, 2001 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most Overrated/Underrated Airline
Replies: 68
Views: 4133

RE: Most Overrated/Underrated Airline

Overrated:easyJet
American
Underrated:bmi
Ryanair(any airline that can fly you to the south of France for 1gbp each way can not be bad!)

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by trident3
Fri Sep 28, 2001 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BAE 146 - 5 Of 6 Abreast
Replies: 28
Views: 2420

RE: BAE 146 - 5 Of 6 Abreast

I flew on one of the original prototype 146s on a route proving flight that was 6 abreast and was not to bad.
BTW isnt the photo in GOT's post the interior of a 737.Go do not operate 146s

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by trident3
Fri Sep 28, 2001 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Each Airliner's Shortest Current Route
Replies: 33
Views: 1842

RE: Each Airliner's Shortest Current Route

I flew Emirates from Dubai to AbuDabi on a 777 a flight of about15 mins,and Penang to Langkawi on a Malalysian 735 at about 20 mins.Also in the 70s I flew Jersey to Guernsey on a Viscount at about 10 mins.

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by trident3
Wed Sep 05, 2001 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying For The Sake Of Flying
Replies: 44
Views: 4414

RE: Flying For The Sake Of Flying

BA used to do a fare called the FunFlyer. It cost about£20 ,you had to turn up at LHR at 9:00am and they then told you where you were going-usually Amsterdam ,Paris or Frankfurt.They also told you what time( we flew at 4:00 in the afternoon) and you had to fly back on the return flight. easy Jet do ...

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by trident3
Mon Sep 03, 2001 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hmmm. Branson Considers Air NZ Stake...
Replies: 21
Views: 1696

RE: Hmmm. Branson Considers Air NZ Stake...

nothing to do with aviation I admit but the Broncos( the team I support) are the only Rugby League team in the south of England and for the past 5 years have been part of the Virgin group.This week it was announced that the club was up for sale as they could not afford to run it .So how can they thi...

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by trident3
Mon Sep 03, 2001 2:37 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: MUC-LHR-YVR And Back On BA
Replies: 2
Views: 9082

RE: MUC-LHR-YVR And Back On BA

Interesting remark about two flights luggage arriving on the same belt, this is not nearly as irritating as the bags from one flight arriving on two seperate belts as happened to me at LAX earlier this year.

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by trident3
Mon Sep 03, 2001 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hmmm. Branson Considers Air NZ Stake...
Replies: 21
Views: 1696

RE: Hmmm. Branson Considers Air NZ Stake...

If he can afford that ,howcome he can't afford the £750,000 per season needed to keep the London Broncos afloat

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by trident3
Fri Aug 31, 2001 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAE Airforce 747SP At LHR Today?
Replies: 3
Views: 2192

RE: UAE Airforce 747SP At LHR Today?

probably because Sheik Al Mahtoum and his family are regular visitors to this country (they own the Gadolphin racing stable) and have a huge house near to Ascot racecourse which is close to LHR. The 747SP is their personal transport.

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by trident3
Thu Aug 30, 2001 4:00 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Trip Report:BA London Heathrow To New York Kennedy
Replies: 6
Views: 10630

RE: Trip Report:BA London Heathrow To New York Ken

Good report, I have always found BA longhaul to be a pleasant experience.I wonder how much this is due to all the new recruits being on long haul ,switching the more experienced/jaded FAs to the short haul routes As for the BA/Virgin debate I have flown both and they are equally as good as the other.

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by trident3
Fri Aug 17, 2001 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Trident 3 At LHR Repainted!
Replies: 14
Views: 2945

RE: Yes, Some Rearward Facing Seats

I would have thought that a Trident 3 was an odd choice for a towing trainer on account of its asymetric nosewheel layout.But judging from some of the pushbacks I saw at LHR the other day,a lot of training is required. BTW Trident crews used to refer to the plane as the Gripper due to its lack of po...

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by trident3
Sat Jul 28, 2001 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beer In Airplanes
Replies: 20
Views: 2026

RE: Beer In Airplanes

British Airways serve specially canned Fullers London Pride and of course on Virgin its all Virgin cola

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by trident3
Thu Jul 26, 2001 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If You Had The Money...Which Aircraft?
Replies: 56
Views: 3835

RE: If You Had The Money...Which Aircraft?

A Tristar fitted out with all the luxuries,if Ihad to buy new then an A340. For short haul an RJ85 and for those classic days out a Super VC10

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by trident3
Mon Jul 23, 2001 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Or Singapore Airlines
Replies: 22
Views: 2600

RE: Emirates Or Singapore Airlines

Perhaps this will help you make your mind up ,Emirates 777s have sky cams on the IFE

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by trident3
Mon Jul 23, 2001 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sport Team`s Favorite Airlines
Replies: 31
Views: 2309

RE: Sport Team`s Favorite Airlines

My team,London Broncos Rugby League Club are owned by the Virgin group so I guess that makes them our carrier ,but as they do not fly to Wigan ,Castleford or Warrington the team alwats travel by bus. The England football team usually use Monarch or BA I think F1 cars are transported by ad hoc charte...

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by trident3
Mon Jul 23, 2001 12:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your First Flight?
Replies: 97
Views: 7085

RE: Your First Flight?

1973 in a Viscount of British Midland(BMA it was then known as not bmi) from East Midlands to Ronaldsway(Isle of Man).What a plane to enjoy your first flight.I still remember those huge cabin windows

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by trident3
Mon Jul 23, 2001 12:27 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Swissair From London - Geneva And Back
Replies: 7
Views: 3467

RE: Swissair From London - Geneva And Back

The green "747" I think you are refering to is parked by the maintenance hangers and is actualy a custom built, full size, fire training simulator.You can see it better from the peri track ,you will see that at the rear it has a DC10 style third engine.The airframe is fitted with a complete interior...

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by trident3
Sun Jul 22, 2001 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines You've Flown
Replies: 139
Views: 4181

RE: Airlines You've Flown

Here goes---- British Airways,British Airtours,Airtours International,Britannia,British Island,EasyJet,Ryanair,British Midland,Aurigny,Janus,Virgin Atlantic,Virgin Express,Alitalia,TEA Meridiana,Malaysian,Singapore,Emirates,American,Wardair, I think thats it!

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by trident3
Tue Jul 17, 2001 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Question
Replies: 2
Views: 1244

RE: BA Question

The new Union Jack tailfin design is based on an old naval ensign originaly made at Chatham dockyard(now closed) hence the name

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by trident3
Tue Jul 17, 2001 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Luton Airport
Replies: 6
Views: 1508

RE: Luton Airport

I would think that new taxiways would be a priority there being only one between apron and runway. I also recall that aircraft landing often have to backtrack on the runway as it does not have a full length parallel taxiway.Any modifications would I'm sure involve demolishind the spectator area sitt...

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by trident3
Tue Jul 17, 2001 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Transatlantic
Replies: 0
Views: 709

Midwest Transatlantic

Anybody know anything about a cargo airline called Midwest Transatlantic Lines ?Possibly operating out of Cleveland?

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by trident3
Mon Jul 16, 2001 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where Do These Ageing Jets Fly To?
Replies: 10
Views: 2914

RE: Where Do These Ageing Jets Fly To?

For an F28 you could try Air Nuiguini! Would not recommend Port Moresby as a place to visit though.

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by trident3
Sun Jul 15, 2001 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where Do These Ageing Jets Fly To?
Replies: 10
Views: 2914

RE: Where Do These Ageing Jets Fly To?

Singapore A310s are used on the shuttle to KL

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by trident3
Sat Jul 14, 2001 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beautiful Lockheed 1011s
Replies: 28
Views: 1850

RE: Beautiful Lockheed 1011s

Can't find a photo of my favourite Tristar livery. Anyone remember Court Line (British charter airline of the 70s) The first TriStar I ever saw was at Luton and was painted in an amazing all pink colour scheme

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by trident3
Fri Jul 13, 2001 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York To Amsterdam: Which Airline?
Replies: 32
Views: 3397

RE: New York To Amsterdam: Which Airline?

Fly BA but go via Manchester or Birmingham ,the connection is much easier.

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by trident3
Mon Jul 09, 2001 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Names Of Planes
Replies: 99
Views: 10347

RE: Names Of Planes

Britannia Airways used to have 2 named 737s one was Guy GibsonVC.the famous leader of 617(the dambusters) squadron. The other was named after the great British comedian Eric Morcombe
BA also named part of its fleet(737s?)after species of roses

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by trident3
Sun Jul 08, 2001 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Names Of Planes
Replies: 99
Views: 10347

RE: Names Of Planes

British Airways used to name every plane 757s were mamed after British castles,767s after european cities 747s after Brtish cities.It used to be common that when a new 747 was delivered (the old200 series) It used to fly over the city after which it was named.

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by trident3
Mon Jul 02, 2001 4:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: London ATC Freqs
Replies: 0
Views: 1055

London ATC Freqs

Can any one tell me (or rather my dad)the freqs for flights from the east to Lambourne and from the north west to Bovingdon
Cheers

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by trident3
Sun Jul 01, 2001 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speedbird?
Replies: 22
Views: 1788

RE: Speedbird?

British European airways pre BA merger call sign was bee-line
Royal Air Force transport flights using civilian airspace often use the call sign Ascot
Isn,t this something to do with ATC not liking the use of the word "air" in call signs?

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by trident3
Fri Jun 22, 2001 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Favorite Reional Airlines
Replies: 11
Views: 1098

RE: Favorite Reional Airlines

Suckling Airways(now called Scot Airways) used to fly out of Cambridge UK in Dornier 228s .After being delayed on a flight back from Amsterdam the pilot gave me a lift back to The bus station in the middle of town.

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by trident3
Sun Jun 17, 2001 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Most Prized Airline Possession?
Replies: 46
Views: 2353

RE: Your Most Prized Airline Possession?

My ticket, boarding card, safety card and lifejacket(given to me by crew member) from the last ever BA Super VC10 flight

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