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by Jerry123
Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI increases its service in S18 to TXL, SEA and PDX
Replies: 14
Views: 2324

Re: FI increases its service in S18 to TXL, SEA and PDX

Glad to see Icelandair increase service to the Pacific Northwest. Like BlatantEcho, I am an AS loyalist and now tend to avoid DL, especially given their outrageous pricing on direct flights to AMS. I just hope that FI can improve the reliability issues - KEF has become increasingly congested and th...

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by Jerry123
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest orders 25 E175
Replies: 37
Views: 5307

Re: Skywest orders 25 E175

Interesting that they didn't just order 15 E170s instead. When was the last time an E170 was built? Unlike the E175 the E170 didn't receive a performance improvement package. In addition, the resale value of the E175 is much more attractive. Flybe also has a couple still on order. 4 to be delivered...

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by Jerry123
Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PDX-CDG, SAN-CDG, Why not ? If yes : who ? And When ?
Replies: 40
Views: 4684

Re: PDX-CDG, SAN-CDG, Why not ? If yes : who ? And When ?

The entitled to BA LHR service from the States has now expanded to CDG! I'm sure FRA, AMS, and seasonal to FCO is mandatory for any airport with a 9,000' runway, and more than 5M boarding per year. Have much of an axe to grind? This is A.net. The OP asked a valid question. I don't think Rome would ...

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by Jerry123
Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PDX-CDG, SAN-CDG, Why not ? If yes : who ? And When ?
Replies: 40
Views: 4684

Re: PDX-CDG, SAN-CDG, Why not ? If yes : who ? And When ?

It was flown from 2003 to 2009, in an A343 that wasn't daily service, but was year-round. I believe the route was transferred to SEA, which is now a daily 744. Sounds right . I meant to type 2009 but hit an 8 instead. Can't recall if LH was at SEA at the time, but a move north makes sense. LH start...

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by Jerry123
Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PDX-CDG, SAN-CDG, Why not ? If yes : who ? And When ?
Replies: 40
Views: 4684

Re: PDX-CDG, SAN-CDG, Why not ? If yes : who ? And When ?

Actually as a hub AMS is far better than CDG. If Delta did launch a CDG route then it would be targeting more O&D traffic. Paris like London is a massive tourist destination. AMS may been as "better" than CDG from a passenger point of vue (I would say "easier"), but CDG offe...

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by Jerry123
Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PDX-CDG, SAN-CDG, Why not ? If yes : who ? And When ?
Replies: 40
Views: 4684

Re: PDX-CDG, SAN-CDG, Why not ? If yes : who ? And When ?

Well, DL already flies PDX-AMS, so why no PDX-CDG ? is there more Dutch interests in the Portland area than French ones ? And CDG is a by far more important Hub in Continental Europe than AMS... Actually as a hub AMS is far better than CDG. If Delta did launch a CDG route then it would be targeting...

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by Jerry123
Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PDX-CDG, SAN-CDG, Why not ? If yes : who ? And When ?
Replies: 40
Views: 4684

Re: PDX-CDG, SAN-CDG, Why not ? If yes : who ? And When ?

If PDX were to get a CDG service then I can only see Delta Airlines providing it. With maybe Norwegian as an outside bet.

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by Jerry123
Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Czech Airlines (ČSA) - What is next?
Replies: 56
Views: 10353

Re: Czech Airlines (ČSA) - What is next?

Maybe more focus on smaller European and UK airports. I would love to see Czech at Cardiff Airport with a 2 weekly Prague flight!

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by Jerry123
Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow landing fee claim "not credible."
Replies: 13
Views: 3662

Re: Heathrow landing fee claim "not credible."

Years ago I flew to LHR from Boston on a $199.00 round trip fare and the airport taxes were $100.00 extra. The fees are much higher today and since that time I have avoided London and instead have visited FCO.AMS,MUC,BCN,MAD,ATH,BRU,MXP,VCE,etc. The point being rather than pay these outrageous fees...

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by Jerry123
Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Summer 2018 Routes News & Base Openings
Replies: 93
Views: 26801

Re: Ryanair Summer 2018 Routes News & Base Openings

Hoping they'll open up a base at Cardiff. They have 2 routes Faro and Tenerife at the moment. I could see a 1 aircraft base like Bournemouth working well with a couple of non based flights thrown in as well. If they don't base I'd hope they'd add some more routes Gran Canaria, Girona and Krakow wou...

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by Jerry123
Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Summer 2018 Routes News & Base Openings
Replies: 93
Views: 26801

Re: Ryanair Summer 2018 Routes News & Base Openings

Hoping they'll open up a base at Cardiff. They have 2 routes Faro and Tenerife at the moment. I could see a 1 aircraft base like Bournemouth working well with a couple of non based flights thrown in as well. If they don't base I'd hope they'd add some more routes Gran Canaria, Girona and Krakow woul...

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by Jerry123
Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: DL to start MCO-AMS
Replies: 73
Views: 13158

Re: Rumor: DL to start MCO-AMS and possibly other future routes

This will be a welcome addition to the 1 stop options with KLM from Cardiff Airport and many regional airport's. Orlando is really popular from South Wales. Maybe in the future they'll look at direct flights to UK regional airports that don't have a direct link or only a small offering like BHX .

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by Jerry123
Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Carriers' Seasonal Orlando Rush
Replies: 38
Views: 5662

Re: UK Carriers' Seasonal Orlando Rush

LGW-MCO: BA, VS, MT, and DY STN-MCO: MT STN & LGW-SFB: BY (charter) MAN-MCO: VS, MT MAN-SFB: BY (charter) There's way more than that: GLA-MCO: VS, MT BFS-MCO: VS NCL-SFB: BY BHX-SFB: BY EDI-SFB: BY EMA-SFB: BY BRS-SFB: BY 2. Why doesn't BA, at least seasonally, use larger equipment? If not 744,...

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by Jerry123
Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Finnair order smaller wide-body jets?
Replies: 43
Views: 8286

Re: Should Finnair order smaller wide-body jets?

scbriml wrote:
Jerry123 wrote:
A330 800neo could be a possibility especially if AA order them.


In what way would an AA order make any difference to AY?

Because only 6 have ordered so far by HA. An order by AA say converting A350 orders would guarantee the aircraft would get built.

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by Jerry123
Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Finnair order smaller wide-body jets?
Replies: 43
Views: 8286

Re: Should Finnair order smaller wide-body jets?

I think AY need something smaller than 350-900 and 350-1000 is not good idea, because it results to too many configurations in quite small fleet. I think main reason AY take 3 350-900 with 336 seat is that they cannot fill J seats in leisure heavy routes. Also AYs LF improve after they cease some r...

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by Jerry123
Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirFrance/KLM buys significant stake in VS and extends partnership with DL/MU
Replies: 180
Views: 22903

Re: AirFrance/KLM buys significant stake in VS and extends partnership with DL/MU

Selling INV-AMS on KLM to long haul has nothing to do with VS, makes zero difference. They're already codesharing on a JV with Delta, that's the strenght in their core market, not having a VS codeshare on two points unconnected to VS network. Delta came late to LHR, AA and UA came in 1991, DL had t...

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by Jerry123
Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirFrance/KLM buys significant stake in VS and extends partnership with DL/MU
Replies: 180
Views: 22903

Re: AirFrance/KLM buys significant stake in VS and extends partnership with DL/MU

AirbusA322 wrote:
Does anyone see the VS brand going in the medium term? We saw what happened over at VX so can't be ruled out.

Virgin Australia could be the last Virgin standing.

And what would they replace it with? Delta Airlines UK?

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by Jerry123
Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirFrance/KLM buys significant stake in VS and extends partnership with DL/MU
Replies: 180
Views: 22903

Re: AirFrance/KLM buys significant stake in VS and extends partnership with DL/MU

jomur wrote:
Virgin had better remove all references to being British then....

Wonder if IAG will lodge a complaint about Delta owning more than 49%...

Why? They are a British based airline. Delta doesn't own more than 49%.

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by Jerry123
Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair has submitted non-binding bid for Alitalia
Replies: 11
Views: 1064

Re: Alitalia--- What If?

If Ryanair wanted to do low cost long haul they'd be doing it. They wouldn't need to buy Alitalia to do it. If Alitalia goes bust Ryanair will expand in Italy and take over a lot of the routes but only the ones that make money. You bet they'd happily take those LIN slots and say "Blablabla Air...

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by Jerry123
Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair has submitted non-binding bid for Alitalia
Replies: 11
Views: 1064

Re: Alitalia--- What If?

If Ryanair wanted to do low cost long haul they'd be doing it. They wouldn't need to buy Alitalia to do it. If Alitalia goes bust Ryanair will expand in Italy and take over a lot of the routes but only the ones that make money.

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by Jerry123
Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit and United? Rumor has it.
Replies: 51
Views: 12257

Re: Spirit and United? Rumor has it.

Aren't they just too different as airlines? Isn't Spirit an Ultra Low Cost airline while United is a legacy airline? How would a merger between 2 different types of airlines like that even work?

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by Jerry123
Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Airbus talking additional A380 orders over with IAG, ANA and TG
Replies: 76
Views: 18384

Re: Airbus talking additional A380 orders over with IAG, ANA and TG

I'd say BA would be a good chance of 10 to 12 for the right price! It might free up some slots at LHR! I wonder if Virgin will ever take their order as well?

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by Jerry123
Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is the A321 so popular with US carriers?
Replies: 86
Views: 19290

Re: Why Is the A321 so popular with US carriers?

Will the A321 be able to cover some of the narrowbody East Coast-Europe flights? This could be beneficial for LCCs who want to break in to the transatlantic market. It seems this market is all mixed up right now, no one way to service. For example, IAD has six flights today to LHR. Every flight use...

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by Jerry123
Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax 747's at LHR
Replies: 33
Views: 5648

Re: Pax 747's at LHR

Do Virgin Atlantic still use 747's on their LHR ops? Happy to be corrected if I'm wrong. Cheers Ben Virgins 747s tend to operate on the holiday routes out of MAN and LGW. Heathrow is mostly 789s and A340s. I work at Gatwick so am used to seeing them there, still gives me a 'buzz' each time I see th...

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by Jerry123
Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax 747's at LHR
Replies: 33
Views: 5648

Re: Pax 747's at LHR

I was looking at movements for Heathrow and was suprised to see that if you exclude BA, the only other 747 operator is UA with their flight from SFO. Did I miss some out? Not the cargo ops. I know that UA will end this soon so will it only be BA left flying them at LHR? Do Virgin Atlantic still use...

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by Jerry123
Sun Jul 23, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No Europe services from Gibraltar?
Replies: 20
Views: 5020

Re: No Europe services from Gibraltar?

The airport is only small and Gibraltar has only 30,000 people so only enough for a couple of routes to the UK. Only LHR and LGW are daily i believe. Gibraltar does get a lot tourism but most arrive via Spain or on cruise ships.

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by Jerry123
Sun Jul 23, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Finnair order smaller wide-body jets?
Replies: 43
Views: 8286

Re: Should Finnair order smaller wide-body jets?

The problem for Finnair then is that they have to keep them on those certain routes because they'll have less capacity for other routes. By having the A333 and A359 then it means they have the aircraft to cover all there routes.

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by Jerry123
Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are some TATL routes Norwegian could tackle next?
Replies: 106
Views: 10965

Re: What are some TATL routes Norwegian could tackle next?

Would love to see them do CWL-NYC 4 to 5 weekly in the summer at least. I do think South Wales would appeal to American tourists. Lots of history especially castles in Wales! Another would be CWL-MCO once a week. Toronto has a good history from Cardiff but not sure if Norwegian would be allowed to d...

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by Jerry123
Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ben Franklin to adorn the tail of a Norwegian 737 MAX
Replies: 48
Views: 6423

Re: Ben Franklin to adorn the tail of a Norwegian 737 MAX

Would someone like Eisenhower or Patton or FDR, an American who was instrumental in the liberation of Western Europe be a good fit for the MAX (the 737 does a lot of Western European flying) or would that be in poor taste? I'm asking specifically the European community on the forum but anyone can g...

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by Jerry123
Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air to start BHX, STN and CDG to BOS and EWR
Replies: 83
Views: 13154

Re: Primera Air to start BHX, STN and CDG to BOS and EWR

Looks like their onboard meal options are $70 or $40 for a meal :shock: I guess it depends on the quality of the meal before I'd get googly eye'd. Those are relatively short TATL and a good meal before could get you through. I'm saying that's shockingly overpriced. I'd be surprised if literally any...

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by Jerry123
Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF/KL Managers Have No Confidence In Future Of Cooperation
Replies: 64
Views: 11556

Re: AF/KL Managers Have No Confidence In Future Of Cooperation

Flown KLM a couple of times and found them pretty good but if it was between them and Delta I'd choose Delta. The last time i flew back from the US it was via CDG on a Delta flight from SEA but an Air France flight number. I found transiting CDG a bit of a pain because of the internal security point...

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by Jerry123
Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA regional British isles routes cuts
Replies: 122
Views: 16689

Re: UA Ends BHX flights, and BA ends LHR-Stavanger and Bergen service

impact of Dublin transit with clearance (BHX) Not surprised at all. Once Aer Lingus becomes a member of Oneworld & AA / IAG TATL pricing, I expect DUB to impact USA flying from the UK Regions even more with MAN being the most vulnerable, currently drawing & depending on USA bound passengers...

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by Jerry123
Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA regional British isles routes cuts
Replies: 122
Views: 16689

Re: UA regional British isles routes cuts

By the looks of it not in the UK regions!

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by Jerry123
Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cities that could see narrowbody longhaul flights with A321neo/B737MAX
Replies: 62
Views: 10218

Re: Cities that could see narrowbody longhaul flights with A321neo/B737MAX

Would love to see a MAX service from New York to Cardiff even if it was seasonal. I'm biased but I think an airline like Norwegian could possibly make it work and attract a lot of American tourists. My personal preference though would be Delta to JFK but I just don't see them doing anymore UK region...

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by Jerry123
Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 A330 G-VYGL accident in TFS
Replies: 26
Views: 9786

Re: Jet2 A330 G-VYGL accident in TFS

I believe it's to be ferried home just don't know when.

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by Jerry123
Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is BA's domestic services so limited?
Replies: 33
Views: 6999

Re: Why is BA's domestic services so limited?

As for other domestic destinations, would there be any demand for Cardiff, Sheffield/Doncaster, Norwich, or Durham? Cardiff does have a London flight to LCY with Flybe twice daily and its struggling against the train average LF of 22. If it was to LHR and accessed it's long haul network then it pro...

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by Jerry123
Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is BA's domestic services so limited?
Replies: 33
Views: 6999

Re: Why is BA's domestic services so limited?

Apart from the Southwest they have the main ones covered. Why do LPL when you serve MAN a couple of times a day. Personally I'm surprised they don't operate NQY as it's a popular tourist destination but in BAs eyes it probably a case of why waste a LHR on a small regional airport. Even if there is a...

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by Jerry123
Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B763 vs B738 / 4 - 5h routes
Replies: 22
Views: 4673

Re: B763 vs B738 / 4 - 5h routes

It's also used by airlines like Jet2 and TUI to increase capacity on certain routes without adding extra flights.

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by Jerry123
Tue Jul 04, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic 747 replacement program for Gatwick Ops
Replies: 54
Views: 17841

Re: Virgin Atlantic 747 replacement program for Gatwick Ops

A bit off topic but why did BA choose places like OAK, and LIM from LGW for example when they aren't the stereotypical leisure destinations, in other words are places served from LGW by VS and BA places they just want to offer less J seats? If that's true then why cant they just fly from LHR with p...

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by Jerry123
Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways in talks with Delta to sell up to 24% stake for around $310 million
Replies: 66
Views: 10796

Re: Jet Airways in talks with Delta to sell up to 24% stake for around $310 million

So could this mean Jet Airways will become a Skyteam member in the future?

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by Jerry123
Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA A319 arrives into St Athan from JHB
Replies: 7
Views: 2131

Re: SAA A319 arrives into St Athan from JHB

Probably to be scrapped or maybe there's a chance Cardiff Aviation might add it to there fleet. There was a mention of charters a while ago by Bruce Dickinson and the A319 could be a good aircraft for that but most likely it'll be scrapped.

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by Jerry123
Tue Jun 27, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where would EK fly if they could
Replies: 115
Views: 20492

Re: Where would EK fly if they could

In Canada, I could see increased YYZ and the addition of YUL and YVR without a doubt. Possibly YYC too. In China, I could see the addition of Chengdu, Jinan, Wuhan, and Xiamen or Fuzhou. Also, Shenzhen is the largest metro area technically not served by EK, although obviously HKG and CAN serve the ...

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by Jerry123
Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why MRJ-90STD and ERJ-190STD?
Replies: 6
Views: 1848

Re: Why MRJ-90STD and ERJ-190STD?

The STD means Standard range I believe and the 90 refers to the amount of seats

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by Jerry123
Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does BA capture a lot of North America <-> India traffic?
Replies: 46
Views: 8501

Re: Does BA capture a lot of North America <-> India traffic?

Big Indian population in the UK so there are a lot flights to connect with from LHR especially provided by BA so they would probably get a significant amount of that traffic. Other options would be AMS and CDG with Skyteam.

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by Jerry123
Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone know why Air France/HOP! are ending their GLA-CDG route?
Replies: 12
Views: 3138

Re: Anyone know why Air France/HOP! are ending their GLA-CDG route?

Bear in mind that easyJet is also on that route with a daily flight, providing tough competition with their 156-seat A319s. HOP!, operated by Régional, seems unable to make money using their 100-seat Embraer 190s. They would be going for different type of passengers. HOP! is their to provide a link...

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by Jerry123
Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone know why Air France/HOP! are ending their GLA-CDG route?
Replies: 12
Views: 3138

Re: Anyone know why Air France/HOP! are ending their GLA-CDG route?

Could be that Flybe may take it over. They operate several UK routes to Paris and codeshare with Air France.

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by Jerry123
Sat Jun 17, 2017 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian captain flys with his 19 year old son on revenue flight.
Replies: 102
Views: 18966

Re: Norwegian captain flys with his 19 year old son on revenue flight.

Why would they need to defend a qualified, type-rated, employed pilot doing his job? Sorry but a 19 year old hardly has the maturity to be second in command of 150+ individuals. Is this the best Norwegian can hire? And how is he going to get the experience? His age doesn't define his maturity or co...

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by Jerry123
Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2.com to fly limited STN-EWR flights in Q4 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 2563

Re: Jet2.com to fly limited STN-EWR flights in Q4 2017

Source: http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/273287/jet2com-adds-london-newark-route-in-4q17/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=airlineroute&utm_campaign=airlineroute&utm_content=airlineroute-20170613 "British carrier Jet2.com from 16NOV17 to 11DEC17 is adding limited-time Tr...

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by Jerry123
Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Four British airports are among the worst 10 in the world
Replies: 53
Views: 9426

Re: Four British airports are among the worst 10 in the world

I think we can take this survey with a pinch of salt!

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by Jerry123
Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian looks to expand from SWF
Replies: 60
Views: 7685

Re: Norwegian looks to expand from SWF

Would be great if they looked at CWL on a 2 to 3 weekly basis.

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