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by Cunard
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which London Airport Should JetBlue Pick to Launch Service
Replies: 134
Views: 19914

Re: Which London Airport Should JetBlue Pick to Launch Service

LHR to Euston £40 LTN to Euston £50 The terminal is not flashy but as you say there are 3rd party lounges there. Have you just dreamt those fares out of thin air? LHR to Paddington £22.50 single, off peak advanced booking from £05.50 LTN to St Pancras £16.00 single, off peak advanced booking from £...

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by Cunard
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Heathrow terminal renaming
Replies: 62
Views: 12170

Re: Heathrow terminal renaming

Queens Terminal for T2 to honour QE2 Boris Terminal for T5 to honour new PM Boris Johnson Yet another ridiculous suggestion of yours! What's your obsession with Boris Johnson although to be fair you do have several obsessions I.E. Six runway airports but I can assure you that there won't be any air...

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by Cunard
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic flying lady
Replies: 4
Views: 1718

Re: Virgin Atlantic flying lady

There was talk in the old thread about the new artwork being announced on 1st April. Exactly it was initially announced by VS on the 01 April 2019 otherwise known as April Fools Day, the same day that the Virgin Group made other announcements such as the new Virgin Voyages SCARLET LADY having it's ...

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by Cunard
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Danish Air Transport MXP CPH
Replies: 7
Views: 1012

Re: Danish Air Transport MXP CPH

Right now there is flight DX3072 operated by MD-83 OY-RUE of Danish Air Transport flying from Milano Malpensa to Copenhagen. Milan is not listed on DAT website as a destination, anyone knows what is this flight for? A charter, subbing for SAS or what else?? Thanks It was a charter. There was also a...

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by Cunard
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which London Airport Should JetBlue Pick to Launch Service
Replies: 134
Views: 19914

Re: Which London Airport Should JetBlue Pick to Launch Service

How many slots does Emirates own at LGW, beyond the 3 daily that they use? That may be the best bet if you ask me. As for Norwegian, they just recently posted their slots at LHR as debt collateral. They might be willing to sell a landing slot pair to B6, which doesn't have much debt. JetBlue has be...

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by Cunard
Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Heathrow terminal renaming
Replies: 62
Views: 12170

Re: Heathrow terminal renaming

If you look at the London Heathrow masterplan until 2050: Terminal 3 will be demolished and Terminal 2 to expand to double its size today. This mega terminal would be called Heathrow East Terminal 4 will remain as it is and used for budget and non aligned carriers. This will be called Terminal Sout...

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by Cunard
Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am and the 747-400
Replies: 104
Views: 17909

Re: Pan Am and the 747-400

LOL... it’s a GLOBE, and TWA, Continental or whoever else you want to cite...were not copying Pan Am...LOL It is certainly not a stretch...although apparently for you...that a globe would be a natural element of a global airline’s branding. That’s like saying the spirit of Pan Am lives on in Piedmo...

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by Cunard
Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am and the 747-400
Replies: 104
Views: 17909

Re: Pan Am and the 747-400

IIRC, PanAm’s originally ordered Tristar 500s went to United with the Pacific route sale in 1986. They didn’t linger long, and all went to Delta in 1988. Pan Am ordered 12 L1011-500 direct from Lockheed with the first example entering the fleet in 1980, they had all left the fleet by 1986. Six exam...

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by Cunard
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am and the 747-400
Replies: 104
Views: 17909

Re: Pan Am and the 747-400

Another way of looking at this is that Pan Am had figured three and then two engine long range jets were the way forward. Is my memory correct in thinking Pan Am were a launch customer for the L1011-500? Given the sparse historical N-reg -400 register, I think they were vindicated. Having flown on ...

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by Cunard
Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which London Airport Should JetBlue Pick to Launch Service
Replies: 134
Views: 19914

Re: Which London Airport Should JetBlue Pick to Launch Service

3 pair of daily slots NOT weekly!

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by Cunard
Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways cancels Fort Lauderdale service
Replies: 142
Views: 33371

Re: British Airways cancels Fort Lauderdale service

Nah, the only reason they were on the route was to force Norwegian off of it. Now that BA got what they wanted, it's up to NAX to decide whether they want to come back and re-consolidate their operations. If NAX or EK decided to cut their routes from FLL altogether then yeah I would see that scenar...

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by Cunard
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019
Replies: 220
Views: 34207

Re: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019

Any update on rumoured CX service to HKG? It's just a aviation enthusiast/plane spotter rumour, there is absolutely no substance to it whatsoever. With the current situation in Hong Kong and also at Cathay Pacific I can't see them expanding their presence in the United Kingdom with the addition of ...

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by Cunard
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aigle Azur will go into receivership
Replies: 109
Views: 23412

Re: Updated: Aigle Azur will go into receivership

What an absolute shame to see the long-standing French airline Aigle Azur in such dire straits. Aigle Azur is an airline with a very rich history in French aviation spanning 73 years having initially been started not long after the second world war in 1946. So many French independent airline's have ...

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by Cunard
Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tanzania 787s
Replies: 4
Views: 2085

Re: Air Tanzania 787s

They have secured a slot at London Gatwick from the end of 2020. But that's assuming the plane isn't impounded by creditors before. Regarding LGW. Air Tanzania have secured three weekly slot pairs at LGW for the end of 2019, the airline takes delivery of it's second B788 in Q419. Air Tanzania inten...

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by Cunard
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LY to launch DUB and DUS
Replies: 8
Views: 2815

Re: LY to launch DUB and DUS

LY have never flown regular scheduled flights to DUS, the airline may well have used aircraft on Sun D'Or charter flights though. LY currently fly scheduled flights from TLV to FRA, MUN and TXL, the airline previously served CGN and HAJ. I'm rather surprised that LY have never previously served DUS ...

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by Cunard
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Alex Cruz & Klaus Goresch leaving BA
Replies: 93
Views: 17973

Re: Rumour: Alex Cruz & Klaus Goresch leaving BA

Maybe they will be back to British airways and serving the whole uk and not Just London, here is hoping. I would say that British Airways do serve the whole of the UK and NOT just London. Other than the London airports of London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London City and London Stansted, British Air...

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by Cunard
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Africa impounds Air Tanzania A220
Replies: 15
Views: 7402

Re: South Africa impounds Air Tanzania A220

This is obviously a tactical move by SAA, the airline is bankrupt and it's trying to get any money that's owed to them refunded. Although the money owed by Air Tanzania seems alot it's just penny's compared to how much SAA are in debt but it all helps in trying to regain the finances of the failing ...

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by Cunard
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners Past: Olympic Airways receives their 1st Boeing 747
Replies: 20
Views: 5592

Re: Airliners Past: Olympic Airways receives their 1st Boeing 747

I saw "Zeus" at SYD when Olympic briefly served that city in the mid-1970s. "Zeus"! One fell of an appropriate name for a 747! OA flew to Sydney from 1972 to 2004 so more than just “briefly”. They might have temporarily suspended the route once or twice during that period but ov...

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by Cunard
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners Past: Olympic Airways receives their 1st Boeing 747
Replies: 20
Views: 5592

Re: Airliners Past: Olympic Airways receives their 1st Boeing 747

Thanks Max, I would not be surprised, he got what he wanted with TWA, so once he took over OA, he could do whatever he wanted. BN747 What was the connection with TWA ? As I understood it from a local TWA rep (in the 1980s) , Onassis, one of the world's most powerful men (particularly in Greece), On...

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by Cunard
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Boston LHR, CDG and other Europe
Replies: 53
Views: 9921

Re: American Airlines Boston LHr, CDG and other Europe.

Well done for an excellent post and your correct with everything that you have wrote but if I could just add some detail to a slight error regarding LGW-BOS. In 1978 World Airways were operating regular ABC flights between BOS and LGW almost on a daily basis with a mix of DC8-63 and DC10-30. World ...

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by Cunard
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Boston LHR, CDG and other Europe
Replies: 53
Views: 9921

Re: American Airlines Boston LHr, CDG and other Europe.

Pan Am flew BOS-LHR in the 1960s and then there was some type of exchange where they dropped the route and started IAD-LHR instead. I’m not sure of the specifics, it was before my time. Both PA and TWA had BOS-LHR authority prior to Bermuda II. In the 1960s and 1970s, PA flew MSP-DTW-BOS-LHR as par...

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by Cunard
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Boston LHR, CDG and other Europe
Replies: 53
Views: 9921

Re: American Airlines Boston LHr, CDG and other Europe.

Remember, at the time, traffic was smaller systemwide, and there was no VS on the route and one or two BA flights only. Don't even think Pan Am flew BOS-LHR. Pan Am flew BOS-LHR in the 1960s and then there was some type of exchange where they dropped the route and started IAD-LHR instead. I’m not s...

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by Cunard
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Japan allocates Haneda international slots to 9 nations
Replies: 398
Views: 93413

Re: Japan allocates additional Haneda international slots to ANA & JAL

RWA380 Many thanks for your reply and the comments it's totally appreciated :-) Nice to know that you were on the QE2 in 1990, after checking my date's I was actually on leave when you took your transatlantic crossing, I hope that it made a lasting impression on you. With regards to your VS flight, ...

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by Cunard
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Japan allocates Haneda international slots to 9 nations
Replies: 398
Views: 93413

Re: Japan allocates additional Haneda international slots to ANA & JAL

Really hoping for VS to get the extra UK one and restart a Tokyo service. It seems to be a missing hole in their network, IMHO. I flew on VS "Maiden Japan" around 1999 LGW-JFK. So I am extrapolating that it was one of VS's original lineup of cities served. When did they leave & why? B...

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by Cunard
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are there any airlines still ordering A318s?
Replies: 19
Views: 4392

Re: Are there any airlines still ordering A318s?

G-EUNB is no longer owned by BACF (IAG), it was sold to Fuyo General Lease FGL and immediately leased to Titan Airways.

I'm not sure how many times it has covered for G-EUNA on the LCY to JFK link but it hasn't happened very often if at all.

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by Cunard
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Heathrow (LHR) 2019 New Routes
Replies: 252
Views: 65084

Re: London Heathrow (LHR) 2019 New Routes

VS already does las vegas (VS 155/156): so what is new here? or is it going from seasonal to year round ? VS transferred Las Vegas from LGW to LHR in February 2019. It was previously year round from LGW and not seasonal, it is still year round now that's it at LHR, it's flown by the B789. As far as...

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by Cunard
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS Virgin Atlantic and South America
Replies: 20
Views: 4422

Re: VS Virgin Atlantic and South America

I always expected VS to have entered the South American market years ago at the height of their expansion after adding new routes to Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, India and South Africa. GIG would have been an excellent destination for the airline when they were looked upon as ''hip and cool'' and it would...

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by Cunard
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Heathrow (LHR) 2019 New Routes
Replies: 252
Views: 65084

Re: London Heathrow (LHR) 2019 New Routes

VS already does las vegas (VS 155/156): so what is new here? or is it going from seasonal to year round ? VS transferred Las Vegas from LGW to LHR in February 2019. It was previously year round from LGW and not seasonal, it is still year round now that's it at LHR, it's flown by the B789. As far as...

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by Cunard
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Heathrow (LHR) 2019 New Routes
Replies: 252
Views: 65084

Re: London Heathrow (LHR) 2019 New Routes

From the 25 October 2019 British Airways will cease LHR to Las Palmas and the flight will be transferred to LGW. LPA was an obvious gap for the British Airways short haul network at LGW considering that the airline flies to the other main airports of FUE, TFS and ACE in the Canary Islands. Fuerteve...

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by Cunard
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Heathrow (LHR) 2019 New Routes
Replies: 252
Views: 65084

Re: London Heathrow (LHR) 2019 New Routes

From the 25 October 2019 British Airways will cease LHR to Las Palmas and the flight will be transferred to LGW. LPA was an obvious gap for the British Airways short haul network at LGW considering that the airline flies to the other main airports of FUE, TFS and ACE in the Canary Islands. Fuerteve...

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by Cunard
Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Pan Am and TWA to Istanbul
Replies: 19
Views: 2878

Re: Pan Am and TWA to Istanbul

I can vouch for the Delta European operations and I can wholeheartedly agree with others on the fact that Delta never based the B757 at FRA on intra European flying...period! After the takeover of the former Pan Am hub at Frankfurt by Delta in 1991 they took control of the former PA B732's and the a...

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by Cunard
Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airliners with air stairs
Replies: 44
Views: 6065

Re: Airliners with air stairs

AS do indeed have several B737-700's with intregal stairs installed, several of the airline's former B737-200's had both front and rear intregal stairs installed for the reasons that you have mentioned. Intregal stairs are found on many of the world's current B737 fleets and as mentioned by a previo...

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by Cunard
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: HNL-LON Nonstop?
Replies: 23
Views: 4598

Re: HNL-LON Nonstop?

No operations nonstop. There are endless threads on HNL-London/Europe but Western Airlines operated a short-lived HNL-ANC-LGW service at one point in the early 80's. A named service called "The Londoner" IRRC. Western Airlines operated a short lived direct same plane service between HNL-A...

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by Cunard
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA move to T5 in LHR?
Replies: 72
Views: 13605

Re: AA move to T5 in LHR?

BNAMealer There will be no interconnecting between Terminal 3 and Terminal 5. The recently released Heathrow Airport Masterplan has the full details regarding the future of Heathrow Airport. There is also a fly through video and it's is online for all to see via the airport's website, in fact it was...

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by Cunard
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA history in Zambia question
Replies: 4
Views: 1080

Re: BA history in Zambia question

This BA route map from 1975 shows Lusaka as a destination. https://airlinemaps.tumblr.com/image/140449129423 British Caledonian took over BA’s Zambia route in 1976 due to a redistribution of routes by the UK government. https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1976/1976%20-%200281.html BA retur...

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by Cunard
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA move to T5 in LHR?
Replies: 72
Views: 13605

Re: AA move to T5 in LHR?

BA could just build T5D and move the fuel farm and the fire service. That would make this all easier. BA can not just build T5D. Firstly, it has to be built by BAA (or whatever it is called today), the owner of Heathrow airport. Second, the whole project needs to be approved by relevant authorities...

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by Cunard
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA move to T5 in LHR?
Replies: 72
Views: 13605

Re: AA move to T5 in LHR?

BA could just build T5D and move the fuel farm and the fire service. That would make this all easier. British Airways are not responsible for the infrastructure that they use at LHR, the airport is owned by HEATHROW AIRPORT LIMITED and they are the ones responsible for building new infrastructures ...

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by Cunard
Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The greatest hotel room ever for aviation geeks ?
Replies: 16
Views: 2743

Re: The greatest hotel room ever for aviation geeks ?

The greatest hotel room ever for aviation geeks is the one on a cruise ship to SXM. Having been to St Maarten on many occasions by cruise ships I don't totally agree with your comments as in ''greatest hotel room ever for aviation geeks''. Sure you get a great view of the aircraft approaching or de...

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by Cunard
Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The greatest hotel room ever for aviation geeks ?
Replies: 16
Views: 2743

Re: The greatest hotel room ever for aviation geeks ?

The new HILTON GARDEN HOTEL connected to Terminal 2 in the CTA at London Heathrow Airport has just opened for business and it has great views overlooking the southern runway and aprons. The rooms overlook the runway and there is a bar and restaurant on the top floor with great views overlooking the ...

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by Cunard
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Heathrow (LHR) 2019 New Routes
Replies: 252
Views: 65084

Re: London Heathrow (LHR) 2019 New Routes

Hopefully the LCG flight will be transferred to LGW along with the rest of the Vueling routes rather than being stopped altogether. It doesn't surprise me with Vueling ending LHR operations but on a personal level I hope that LCG is retained in one way or another by transferring it to LGW as the com...

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by Cunard
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways 747 Route Network of the past.
Replies: 100
Views: 13743

Re: British Airways 747 Route Network of the past.

flyjay123 wrote:
Cunard wrote:
flyjay123 wrote:

I flew a BA 767300 in September 1990 from Heathrow.


Oh really did you, how enlightening :-)


How patronising!


Well it was a rather ridiculous and pointless statement to make, if you think I was being patronising so be it, it's obviously offended you, I suggest you ''man up''!

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by Cunard
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways 747 Route Network of the past.
Replies: 100
Views: 13743

Re: British Airways 747 Route Network of the past.

I think the 767’s and the Tristars were both in the fleet too in the mid 90’s. As for 747 routes, Cairo and Moscow come to mind. Did they used to fly Dakar with the 747? Barbados too! Dakar was a former BCAL destination and was not operated by British Airways after the merger with BCAL in 1988. BCA...

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by Cunard
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways 747 Route Network of the past.
Replies: 100
Views: 13743

Re: British Airways 747 Route Network of the past.

I think the 767’s and the Tristars were both in the fleet too in the mid 90’s. As for 747 routes, Cairo and Moscow come to mind. Did they used to fly Dakar with the 747? Barbados too! Dakar was a former BCAL destination and was not operated by British Airways after the merger with BCAL in 1988. BCA...

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by Cunard
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways 747 Route Network of the past.
Replies: 100
Views: 13743

Re: British Airways 747 Route Network of the past.

flyjay123 wrote:
Cunard wrote:
Arion640 wrote:


I flew a BA 767300 in September 1990 from Heathrow.


Oh really did you, how enlightening :-)

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by Cunard
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways 747 Route Network of the past.
Replies: 100
Views: 13743

Re: British Airways 747 Route Network of the past.

I know that in summer 1997 BA was daily on LGW-IAH with the 747. At that time ATL and DFW were also daily from LGW but using the D10. Yes you are absolutely correct. After my post I did some research and another poster has already pointed it out and indeed British Airways did operate the B747 daily...

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by Cunard
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Foreign airports most likely to gain service to the US
Replies: 30
Views: 3235

Re: Foreign airports most likely to gain service to the US

blueflyer wrote:
CRL to MIA by Air Belgium.... maybe


Maybe....that's a huge maybe!

Now that is VERY wishful thinking on your part but I'm sorry to inform you, I just don't see that happening at all.

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by Cunard
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Foreign airports most likely to gain service to the US
Replies: 30
Views: 3235

Re: Foreign airports most likely to gain service to the US

ISB - JFK. Apparently the TSA recent visit gave a green light to PIA. Do you have an actual source for that information or is it just wishful thinking on your part as nothing official has been stated regarding this! The TSA may have recently visited Pakistan and in particular ISB but until there is...

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by Cunard
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways 747 Route Network of the past.
Replies: 100
Views: 13743

Re: British Airways 747 Route Network of the past.

In the days of the South Africa's apartheid regime (1985), BA53/52 was 1x weekly LHR-HRE-CPT and 1x weekly LHR-HRE-DUR, using 747 Classics. After the transition to democracy, BA made Harare a stopover for its new route to Zambia. By 1994, BA53/52 got consolidated into 2x weekly LHR-HRE-LUN, using 7...

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by Cunard
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways 747 Route Network of the past.
Replies: 100
Views: 13743

Re: British Airways 747 Route Network of the past.

I missed Anchorage and Moscow from the list.

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by Cunard
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Luton Airport build its original terminal in that specific position?
Replies: 17
Views: 4883

Re: Why did Luton Airport build its original terminal in that specific position?

Those posting in this thread are obviously not aware of Luton Airports plans for a an additional terminal situated on what is currently Wigmore Park, a former council tip. The rail link from Luton Parkway Station to Luton Airport which is currently under construction will eventually be extended to t...

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