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by Jerry123
Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Size of US-Europe market
Replies: 59
Views: 5922

Re: Size of US-Europe market

Just a detail but it's better to say Europe -USA, to not get mixed with the EU (European Union) True, because that includes countries like Iceland, Norway and Switzerland. Those are not EU-members, but they do have flights to the USA. However then you may ask, where to draw the border of Europe? Do...

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by Jerry123
Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian planning Buenos Aires to Asia flights via Perth
Replies: 120
Views: 16396

Re: Norwegian planning Buenos Aires to Asia flights via Perth

I'm curious how the rights work. How does Norwegian get 5th freedom traffic rights between two countries on each end which are not its home country? Why would Australia allow that? They didn't allow Singapore Airlines to fly MEL-LAX when they got their A380's. They could always set up Norwegian Aus...

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by Jerry123
Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the story with this Alex Macheras 'aviation analyst' kid?
Replies: 63
Views: 15638

Re: What's the story with this Alex Macheras 'aviation analyst' kid?

I follow him on Twitter and all he seems to do is review business class and first class! Nice life if you can get it!

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by Jerry123
Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Virgin Atlantic struggling on LHR-MIA?
Replies: 58
Views: 10280

Re: Is Virgin Atlantic struggling on LHR-MIA?

I’m hoping brighter days for them now that AF-KLM is (or already did) buying 30% of VS. Maybe one of their groups LCCs will begin P2P flying out of LGW or MAN. It’s just going road for them because they’re in such a niche market, crammed in between BA and all of the LCCs in the market. That stake i...

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by Jerry123
Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Virgin Atlantic struggling on LHR-MIA?
Replies: 58
Views: 10280

Re: Is Virgin Atlantic struggling on LHR-MIA?

Erm, last time I checked DUB wasn’t in the UK..... It's still part of the British Isles and believe that is what the poster is thinking when saying UK. It is also still highly inaccurate. This oversight and its defense discredits anyone who seeks to speak about "UK" market dynamics with a...

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by Jerry123
Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Virgin Atlantic struggling on LHR-MIA?
Replies: 58
Views: 10280

Re: Is Virgin Atlantic struggling on LHR-MIA?

marky wrote:
Erm, last time I checked DUB wasn’t in the UK.....

It's still part of the British Isles and believe that is what the poster is thinking when saying UK.

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by Jerry123
Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Virgin Atlantic struggling on LHR-MIA?
Replies: 58
Views: 10280

Re: Is Virgin Atlantic struggling on LHR-MIA?

I wonder if they may look at their holiday company more, but the problem for Virgin is are they an independent airline or just Delta UK? I think they will join Skyteam.in the end considering the stake Air France/KLM bought. Maybe a joint venture with Flybe for more feed from the regions and look at ...

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by Jerry123
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Level could launch from Regional UK Airports if APD is dropped by Goverment
Replies: 30
Views: 4049

Re: Level could launch from Regional UK Airports if APD is dropped by Goverment

And what about the English regionals such as MAN and NCL losing any advantage if/when Scotland abolished APD? Perhaps residents of northern Northumberland and Cumbria may head up to EDI/GLA respectively if there is a something much cheaper. However, there is little overlap. The many hundreds of Sco...

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by Jerry123
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Level could launch from Regional UK Airports if APD is dropped by Goverment
Replies: 30
Views: 4049

Re: Level could launch from Regional UK Airports if APD is dropped by Goverment

I'd be very surprised if IAG launched any UK regional services if APD was abolished. They want it to make their LHR and LGW ops more profitable. The only way i could see APD reduction or being devolved to Wales being a bonus is if it can be used to attract new airlines from Europe and maybe one of t...

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by Jerry123
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian's next long-haul targets
Replies: 47
Views: 7805

Re: Norwegian's next long-haul targets are....

They're doing it totally wrong by putting the focus on Gatwick. The APD will kill them. They should focos on growth elsewhere in Europe and minimalise their UK service. If I were them I'd put up long haul bases in Ireland and Belgium, just east and west of the UK, and then add feeder flights to the...

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by Jerry123
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR plans to announce 10 new routes along with a loss for this year, working on variation on Qsuites for A380's and 787's
Replies: 62
Views: 13242

Re: QR plans to announce 10 new routes along with a loss for this year, working on variation on Qsuites for A380's and 7

The 10 new routes will be interesting and i wonder if any will be in the UK? Belfast and Leeds must stand a good chance.

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by Jerry123
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 561
Views: 103383

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

They won't use it on JFK, that service is more about frequency than size of aircraft . . . Right. That's why they operate 6 (!) daily 747s (!) on the LHR-JFK run this summer. Frequencies are king :-) And depending which ones are operating they have a max of 347 and others have a max of 275 seats wh...

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by Jerry123
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 561
Views: 103383

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

Has been discussed before but can't find it : WHERE WOULD BA's ADDITIONAL A380s FLY TO ? Obviously not to Asia considering how much the ME3 are flocking into London, nor to JFK as T7 cannot have them. They won't use it on JFK, that service is more about frequency than size of aircraft but i can see...

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by Jerry123
Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: the future of the jet bridge
Replies: 29
Views: 5375

Re: the future of the jet bridge

Do any airports actually charge to use a jet bridge? I know many airlines don't like them in Europe because they are supposed to be slower but I have seen aircraft being boarded using a jet bridge and steps whether that is common i don't know. I do think they have a place and passengers will always ...

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by Jerry123
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st A330-800 emerges from the paint shop
Replies: 145
Views: 33968

Re: 1st A330-800 emerges from the paint shop

My opinion is that A330 NEO (esp the 800) is technological dead-end, and a risk reduction exercise for the A350 which has turned out brilliantly. Don't even see a huge market for this A/C. I think it will see a few top up orders, but it hardly needs to sell for the program to become profitable anyw...

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by Jerry123
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st A330-800 emerges from the paint shop
Replies: 145
Views: 33968

Re: 1st A330-800 emerges from the paint shop

Hopefully we'll get to see them test it at Cardiff like they did with the A350 1000!

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by Jerry123
Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The undisclosed european CSeries customer
Replies: 96
Views: 18668

Re: The undisclosed european CSeries customer

Flybe's problem with the Embraers was not so much the day to day running costs, but more the horrendously expensive leases they got on them when they were delivered. That is why they desperately want rid of the 195s. Alas even the 'new' 2nd hand ex-Republic Q400s aren't always behsving themselves, ...

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by Jerry123
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The undisclosed european CSeries customer
Replies: 96
Views: 18668

Re: The undisclosed european CSeries customer

133 seats seems a lot for Flybe. Unless they are looking to push the regional market. The E195's weren't economical, but I was always puzzled why they went for the E75 and not cheaper E195's. The E75 capacity isn't much more than the Q400, with the latter being able to cover most 1.5hr flights, eve...

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by Jerry123
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The undisclosed european CSeries customer
Replies: 96
Views: 18668

Re: The undisclosed european CSeries customer

Big upgrade in seats for Flybe from Q400s to CS100. Also wasn't it the E195s that were to expensive not the E175s? I think the E2s could still be in the picture. The improvements most likely have fixed or improved the operating costs compared to the old E1s. Yes they seem to be the right fit for th...

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by Jerry123
Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The undisclosed european CSeries customer
Replies: 96
Views: 18668

Re: The undisclosed european CSeries customer

I think Widerøe, Flybe, Air France/Cityjet, and LOT would be good candidates. If Flybe do order more jets in the future i believe they'll be E175s or maybe the E190 e2. They are about the right size jet for them and what they do and i don't believe they'd put in a big order probably 10 or 12 with t...

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by Jerry123
Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The undisclosed european CSeries customer
Replies: 96
Views: 18668

Re: The undisclosed european CSeries customer

I think Widerøe, Flybe, Air France/Cityjet, and LOT would be good candidates. If Flybe do order more jets in the future i believe they'll be E175s or maybe the E190 e2. They are about the right size jet for them and what they do and i don't believe they'd put in a big order probably 10 or 12 with t...

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by Jerry123
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The undisclosed european CSeries customer
Replies: 96
Views: 18668

Re: The undisclosed european CSeries customer

:twisted: Ryanair :twisted: Seriously now I wonder if Ryanair could potentially consider the Cseries in the future if the price tag is right. It would be pretty good and would allow them to connect even more secondary/tertiary cities. I don't think so. Ryanair seem to be going for aircraft with mor...

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by Jerry123
Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The undisclosed european CSeries customer
Replies: 96
Views: 18668

Re: The undisclosed european CSeries customer

santi319 wrote:
Maybe Vueling? Or Volotea?

Volotea are replacing their 717s with A319s and i can't see what Vueling would use them for. If Vueling were to get new aircraft I'd go for the A321neo.

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by Jerry123
Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 247
Views: 29319

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

by738 wrote:
How many departures were there to Bridgetown? (presumably even one extra could give a ridiculous percentage rise?)

There were 2 flights to Bridgetown.

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by Jerry123
Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 247
Views: 29319

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

December Stats 2017 for Cardiff Airport. 80,045 passengers used the airport up 10% on 2016. The rolling year for 2017 was 1,464,180 up 8.9%. Top 5 routes for December 2017 1. Amsterdam 11,571 2. Dublin 8043 3. Edinburgh 7985 4. Tenerife South 6447 5. Alicante 6062 Top 5 routes by % growth for Decemb...

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by Jerry123
Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 247
Views: 29319

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

Well that pretty much answers the question if TOM can't get the -9 into BRS like I previously thought. If the runway did get extended it wouldn't stop EK operating to BRS even with QR at CWL. Anyhow looks like QR have the monopoly for the time being. I don't think that there is any possibility to l...

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by Jerry123
Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 247
Views: 29319

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

Depending on EK's success Qatar are bound to follow them into STN within 3 years. I also think the catalyst to starting STN was to get the new F suites into their busiest and most important market as quickly as possible. Talking of UK secondary airports, can EK get the 787-10 into Bristol? I think ...

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by Jerry123
Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 561
Views: 103383

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

I agree with what you say, certainly the plan seems to be to use the A35K in a leisure version to replace the B744s (MAN/LGW-MCO primarily) and some of the larger LHR routes. However I'd not be surprised if the plan is revisited to reconfigure some A333 to the MCO run, base them at MAN and LGW and ...

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by Jerry123
Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 247
Views: 29319

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

TUI's Antalya route for Cardiff will be operated by Freebird Airlines on Mondays and the Friday Dalaman flight will also be operated by them.
AYT-CWL 16.45-19.25 CWL-AYT 20.25-02.45 FHY591 and FHY592
DLM-CWL 06.00-08.20 CWL-DLM 09.20-15.30 FHY593 and FHY594

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by Jerry123
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 561
Views: 103383

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

I agree there is no chance of seeing A380s in VSs colours, but it does throw an interesting question of how to address some of the busier (non-LHR) routes when the B744s retire. I know the A35K was purchased to replace these, but I'm not sure VS will decide to use their newest aircraft at MAN or LG...

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by Jerry123
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 561
Views: 103383

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

Virgin won't touch the A380. It's too big for what they need. High density A350 1000s are better replacements for the 747s while the 787s and A330s are perfect for their LHR and MAN non leisure destinations. Agree completely. Also some A350-1000s will be configured in a less dense manner to be base...

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by Jerry123
Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dramatic Q-400 Crosswind landing at AMS.
Replies: 6
Views: 1258

Re: Dramatic Q-400 Crosswind landing at AMS.

Thought that was at Dusseldorf?

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by Jerry123
Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 561
Views: 103383

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

Yes, there's a reason: they were paid for decades ago, under previous BA management. The current IAG management just wants to move capacity to LEVEL and to install as many slimline narrowbody torture seats as possible at BA. BA got cheap 77Ws as payback for 787 delays, not via some grand strategic ...

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by Jerry123
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747-400 At London Stansted
Replies: 4
Views: 2072

Re: BA 747-400 At London Stansted

I believe it's gone to have WiFi and IFE fitted.

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by Jerry123
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis
Replies: 241
Views: 73359

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis

Does anyone know if both the MAX 10 and the A321neo would have the range to cross the Atlantic launching from a 6500 feet long runway? With a full load of passengers and luggage.

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by Jerry123
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?
Replies: 255
Views: 20839

Re: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?

With the UK and the EU many of the airlines like TUI and Thomas Cook and Condor and Jet2 are the airlines of big holiday companies whereas in the US it looks like the big holiday companies there didn't setup there own airlines like over here.

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by Jerry123
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyBe kick out Eastern Airways & start with Logan Air
Replies: 19
Views: 3209

Re: FlyBe kick out Eastern Airways & start with Logan Air

As sensationalist exaggerations go, the thread title is right up there. Flybe have swapped a Q400 onto Glasgow-Manchester and there is now an Eastern 170 on Aberdeen-LCY. It doesn't look like Eastern have been "kicked out" and there is nothing in it for Loganair either? You will just have...

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by Jerry123
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyBe kick out Eastern Airways & start with Logan Air
Replies: 19
Views: 3209

Re: FlyBe kick out Eastern Airways & start with Logan Air

What about the rest of Easterns routes? As they are all under the franchise. Is it just Scotland only?

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by Jerry123
Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Intercepts 2 UAE Flights
Replies: 16
Views: 5644

Re: Qatar Intercepts 2 UAE Flights

wedgetail737 wrote:
I see an invasion being planned and a war brewing.

Some sabre rattling maybe and bullying but not an invasion as that could start an all out Middle East war which UAE and Saudi Arabia and the West won't benefit from.

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by Jerry123
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB
Replies: 111
Views: 21853

Re: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB

Air Caraïbes has three A350-1000 coming in 2020, each with a whopping 439 seats :O That may entice Thomas Cook, TUI, Condor etc to order a few for heavy charter destinations... I'd say Thomas Cook would go for the A330 900 rather than the A350. I just think the A350 1000 would be too big an aircraf...

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by Jerry123
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 247
Views: 29319

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

Qatar Airways have released flights from November 2018 onwards for Cardiff Airport. Flights will be 5 weekly on Monday's, Tuesday's, Thursday's, Friday's and Saturday's. Monday's and Friday's 07.30-12.10 DOH-CWL CWL-DOH 14.40-00.40 Tuesday's, Thursday's and Saturday's 01.05-05.45 DOH-CWL CWL-DOH 07...

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by Jerry123
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders
Replies: 165
Views: 37750

Re: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders

I could see KLM ordering A321LR with CFM LEAP engines. Does someone know how many airplanes KLM has with engines not provided by GE or CFM? AFAIK only the A350's that could come and some old odd B747 converted freighter. Why would KLM need the Longe range version of the A321? Their long haul is wid...

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by Jerry123
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 247
Views: 29319

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

Qatar Airways have released flights from November 2018 onwards for Cardiff Airport. Flights will be 5 weekly on Monday's, Tuesday's, Thursday's, Friday's and Saturday's. Monday's and Friday's 07.30-12.10 DOH-CWL CWL-DOH 14.40-00.40 Tuesday's, Thursday's and Saturday's 01.05-05.45 DOH-CWL CWL-DOH 07....

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by Jerry123
Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders
Replies: 165
Views: 37750

Re: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders

It is still a strange idea that one group could order 2 types of aircraft with a clear division on who operates which type. Because they are both unique companies and yes they are one company but operationally they are for the most part 2 different airlines. KLM obviously likes Boeing and has a goo...

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by Jerry123
Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders
Replies: 165
Views: 37750

Re: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders

It is still a strange idea that one group could order 2 types of aircraft with a clear division on who operates which type. Because they are both unique companies and yes they are one company but operationally they are for the most part 2 different airlines. KLM obviously likes Boeing and has a goo...

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by Jerry123
Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 247
Views: 29319

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

I believe Thomas Cook are starting Hurghada in february and TUI are starting Antalya and Dubrovnik in May. As for Ryanair there is still a chance of something from them i suppose.

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by Jerry123
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Concorde found stripped at LHR and rotting with waste, rainwater, drilled holes, and infested with rats
Replies: 48
Views: 14280

Re: British Airways Concorde found stripped at LHR and rotting with waste, rainwater, drilled holes, and infested with r

Sooner787 wrote:
If you want to see a BA Concorde is excellent condition, visit the Museum of Flight at Boeing Field Seattle.
She's under cover now in their new pavilion and looks great , inside and out :)

There is also one in a museum in Filton in Bristol as well.

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by Jerry123
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Merger Style vs EU merger Style
Replies: 42
Views: 5407

Re: US Merger Style vs EU merger Style

bendytendy wrote:
I'm surprised we haven't seen AM become Delta Mexico, VS become become Delta UK, KL become Delta Netherlands, and AF become Delta France :D

Out of them the only one i could see not causing much of a national outcry would be changing Virgin Atlantic to Delta UK.

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by Jerry123
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would a HA/B6/AS Merger Work?
Replies: 78
Views: 9542

Re: HA/B6/AS Merger

What is the American obsession with mergers? Why do any of these airlines need to merge with each other to be successful? They each have their own unique markets and seem to be doing well in them. They don't need to become one airline to expand or even cooperate.

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by Jerry123
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 247
Views: 29319

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

TUI have added a weekly Antalya to it's summer 18 schedule for Cardiff Airport and a weekly Dalaman to Norwich Airport. Both will use a non based carrier.

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