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by Jerry123
Sun Jun 11, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 681
Views: 149754

Re: Qatar crisis question

I believe Qatar arranged special charters for their citizens or upgraded many of the last flights to bigger aircraft.

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by Jerry123
Sun Jun 11, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Airbus reduce sub-contracting work to British companies following BREXIT?
Replies: 101
Views: 10226

Re: Will Airbus reduce sub-contracting work to British companies following BREXIT?

The UK prime minister wants to hold parliament elections this summer on june 8. This could change the whole BREXIT strategy and decision as people now realize what actual consequences BREXIT will have for them and for their UK jobs and incomes. It's a grim paradox that Wales, and especially North W...

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by Jerry123
Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Airbus reduce sub-contracting work to British companies following BREXIT?
Replies: 101
Views: 10226

Re: Will Airbus reduce sub-contracting work to British companies following BREXIT?

Easier said than done. It would cost Airbus billions to move the 2 sites. Not too mention where are they going to get the highly skilled workforce to make the wings?

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by Jerry123
Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Undisclosed customer buys five Bombardier Q400s
Replies: 29
Views: 6459

Re: Undisclosed customer buys five Bombardier Q400s

I got 2 suggestions.
Loganair. As a replacement for their 5 Saabs as they can't be young anymore..
Or Eastern Airways possibly operating them in conjunction with Flybe.

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by Jerry123
Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer pitches E195-E2 at JetBlue
Replies: 282
Views: 45690

Re: Embraer pitches E195-E2 for JetBlue

flyby519 wrote:
Varsity1 wrote:
b6 is trying to bring the fleet back to a single type A320/321.


Wow, that'd be a huge blow to BBD and Embraer

Wouldn't then the A319neo be more of a fit than the C Series or Embraer if they wanted a single type?

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by Jerry123
Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 681
Views: 149754

Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

In any case, it is proven that the State of Qatar subsidises ISIS, which will be the impact in Qatar Airways from the EU or the US? Wouldn't some kind of sanctions be applied to Qatari-controlled companies? Interestingly they have an stake in IAG. Where is the proof that the State of Qatar subsidis...

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by Jerry123
Sat May 27, 2017 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural PDX-LHR flight today
Replies: 32
Views: 7265

Re: Inaugural PDX-LHR flight today

They probably started to get there before BA. It's great for Portland to have the connection and hopefully it'll go daily. Personally though I'll be sticking to going via AMS to the UK as LHR isn't convenient for me.

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by Jerry123
Sat May 20, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vueling cuts many UK flights
Replies: 18
Views: 5829

Re: Vueling cuts many UK flights

I'm surprised they've cut back at CWL as they have no competition there. If the cutbacks do continue during the summer then hopefully Flybe or Ryanair will replace the lost frequencies.

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by Jerry123
Tue May 16, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet to receive A321neo
Replies: 51
Views: 10655

Re: Easyjet to receive A321neo

Whoa! press release: But post a loss for the 6 month period ending March 31, 2017 Total loss before tax after non-headline items was £236 million. http://mediacentre.easyjet.com/stories/10207 The A321neo talk is all very interesting for the AV geeks in us, but U2 making a loss is more attention-gra...

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by Jerry123
Sun May 14, 2017 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible MoM routes
Replies: 35
Views: 4403

Re: Possible MoM routes

There's also the European holiday market to consider. Airlines like Jet2 and Condor and Thomson use the 757. A MoM may provide them with replacements for their 757s without having to replace them with a 788 or larger. For an airline like Jet2 it might also give them the ability to branch out to Flor...

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by Jerry123
Tue May 09, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEVEL in CDG and FCO next year
Replies: 52
Views: 9284

Re: LEVEL in CDG and FCO next year

According to this article (in Dutch) they're planning to start a base in Orly: https://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nieuws/categorie/2/airlines/prijsvechter-level-neemt-air-france-op-de-korrel-in-parijs Also Rome and Dublin are mentioned as possible future bases. Seems like Level will be ahead of Air Fr...

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by Jerry123
Tue May 09, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why wasn't a proper drop off zone built in front of London Southend Airport terminal?
Replies: 23
Views: 3365

Re: Why wasn't a proper drop off zone built in front of London Southend Airport terminal?

Arion640 wrote:
Same at Cardiff too.

Cardiff has a drop off zone but its controlled by barriers. You don't have to go through the car park.

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by Jerry123
Sun May 07, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are the UK economy and air travel on a downhill slope?
Replies: 53
Views: 6265

Re: Are the UK economy and air travel on a downhill slope?

Yes. It's just terrible. End of the world stuff. All these airlines adding routes, aircraft. Not one has been removed. But we know the rules: anything good, it's because we are still in. Anything bad, it's because we are leaving (ignoring the fact that we are still in EU). Spain grew 0.8%. Followin...

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by Jerry123
Sat May 06, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are the UK economy and air travel on a downhill slope?
Replies: 53
Views: 6265

Re: Are the UK economy and air travel on a downhill slope?

Then explain why Cardiff Airport was up 11% on March 2016? Munich has always been a hard route for the airport to fill. Also with reference to KLM and AMS. Flybe pulled their CDG flight forward to the morning and many long haul connections now link up with that because their isn't a 8 hour wait in A...

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by Jerry123
Fri May 05, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEVEL in CDG and FCO next year
Replies: 52
Views: 9284

Re: LEVEL in CDG and FCO next year

Where does it say they'll be opening FCO and CDG next year? The article doesn't say anything about them. It is really good that they are doing well and i'm wondering how long it will be until they expand to the UK and Germany? Why would level want to expand into the UK? The IAG group already have a...

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by Jerry123
Fri May 05, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEVEL in CDG and FCO next year
Replies: 52
Views: 9284

Re: LEVEL in CDG and FCO next year

Where does it say they'll be opening FCO and CDG next year? The article doesn't say anything about them.
It is really good that they are doing well and i'm wondering how long it will be until they expand to the UK and Germany?

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by Jerry123
Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can a 787 9 and A350 900 and A330 200 takeoff from a 2000 metre runway?
Replies: 23
Views: 5271

Can a 787 9 and A350 900 and A330 200 takeoff from a 2000 metre runway?

As the title says i was wondering if 787 9 and A350 900 and A330 200 aircraft are capable of taking off from a 2000m runway and then have the range for either DXB, DOH or AUH without having to stop for fuel on the way? The runway in question is at BRS.
Thank you.

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by Jerry123
Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future access to the Falkland Islands
Replies: 35
Views: 7507

Re: Future access to the Falkland Islands

Could be a possible future route for Norwegian as they have a UK and Argetinian AOC? Given Norwegian is coming up with all sorts of interesting routes lately, I would not rule it out. But until clear heads prevail on both sides of this conflict, the Argentinian AOC would do Norwegian no good. The i...

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by Jerry123
Sun Apr 30, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future access to the Falkland Islands
Replies: 35
Views: 7507

Re: Future access to the Falkland Islands

Actually Argentina does not, in principle, prohibit flights to the islands to cross their continental airspace. In fact the weekly flight to Punta Arenas stops in Río Gallegos once a month and even when it doesn't, it crosses the airspace of continental Argentina. These flights are operated by LATA...

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by Jerry123
Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future access to the Falkland Islands
Replies: 35
Views: 7507

Re: Future access to the Falkland Islands

Can't see Argentina relaxing the restrictions any time soon and neither can i see Chile stop the current flights as the relationship between the UK and Chile has always been generally pretty good. The airbridge will stay for now unless the government could get a civilian operator to do it? Could a 7...

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by Jerry123
Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways planning another acquisition
Replies: 34
Views: 6415

Re: Qatar Airways planning another acquisition

Complete guess but Flybe? It would give them a European regional carrier that could feed there network and Flybe itself does need investment to move forward and the Qatari government did mention before they were interested in investing in the UK.

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by Jerry123
Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa might change Long-Haul order
Replies: 176
Views: 50087

Re: Lufthansa might change Long-Haul order

I'm curious at how in the world can an A350 and an A380 have the same cost per seat. There's gotta be more to the story here. Depends how you configure them. A high density A380 vs low density A350... Besides that, the A380 isnt exactly an inefficient aircraft. It is only a few years older than the...

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by Jerry123
Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar airways new destinations
Replies: 53
Views: 14802

Re: Qatar airways new destinations

BRS really needs this, it has a lot more demand in the SW region that Cardiff airport. I always wondered why EK, QR, or EY don't fly a 787 from BRS. Most people from BRS have to travel to LHR in order to fly as BRS airport mainly has leisure destinations. Emirates don't have the aircraft. Etihad do...

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by Jerry123
Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar airways new destinations
Replies: 53
Views: 14802

Re: Qatar airways new destinations

I can't see CWL being a narrow body especially if you take cargo into account. Everyday there is 2 lorry loads of air cargo that goes to LHR and MAN plus add on in 2019 Aston Martin starts production at St Athan and TVR starts this year in Ebbw Vale. Mostly likely it'll be a 787 8 at 4 weekly to sta...

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by Jerry123
Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar airways new destinations
Replies: 53
Views: 14802

Re: Qatar airways new destinations

7 hours on an A320 from Cardiff according to this article...... http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/cardiff-airport-doha-qatar-airways-gateway-to-the-world-auckland-bali-australia-a7699521.html Wes... The aircraft and frequency hasn't been decided yet but I'd be surprised if it was ...

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by Jerry123
Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar airways new destinations
Replies: 53
Views: 14802

Re: Qatar airways new destinations

I wonder if CWL is a pre-cursor to a maintenance deal with investee IAG/BA...rotate frames through CWL for checks. In which case makes sense as a new route but don't expect multiple daily frequencies! Probably 4 weekly to start with. CWL has an excellent relationship with IAG through BAMC, Vueling ...

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by Jerry123
Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: a318neo ?
Replies: 34
Views: 7065

Re: a318neo ?

It seems like their would be a market for it. After all, they will eventually need new planes for London City to New York. A more efficient 318neo could make a host of new flights to financial centers viable. LON-ORD, LON-MKE, LON-HKG, LON-SIN could come to fruition. A 757max is the other option fo...

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by Jerry123
Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Airbus reduce sub-contracting work to British companies following BREXIT?
Replies: 101
Views: 10226

Re: Will Airbus reduce sub-contracting work to British companies following BREXIT?

The UK prime minister wants to hold parliament elections this summer on june 8. This could change the whole BREXIT strategy and decision as people now realize what actual consequences BREXIT will have for them and for their UK jobs and incomes. But no one knows what the consequences of Brexit will ...

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by Jerry123
Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is there no American D8 (NAI)?
Replies: 10
Views: 2574

Re: Why is there no American D8 (NAI)?

adamblang wrote:
Are you asking why there's no American trans-Atlantic low cost carrier or are you asking why Norwegian hasn't set up a U.S. subsidiary?

I think he's asking why there isn't an American version of Norwegian doing LCC transatlantic and even transpacific flights.

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by Jerry123
Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch starts 737 changeover
Replies: 30
Views: 13701

Re: Monarch starts 737 changeover

The 737 MAX for Monarch is an absurd vanity project carried over from the previous regime, they have no need to change for changes sake from a relatively Modern Airbus fleet, and one aircraft size does not fit all with the Monarch Model. Valuable Gatwick slots just one example where smaller capacit...

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by Jerry123
Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch starts 737 changeover
Replies: 30
Views: 13701

Re: Monarch starts 737 changeover

seahawk wrote:
Great news. The 737 should help to improve their net results. Did they order the Max8-200?

Just the Max 8.

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by Jerry123
Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The UK could have no flights to and from Europe after Brexit, Ryanair warns
Replies: 108
Views: 11256

Re: The UK could have no flights to and from Europe after Brexit, Ryanair warns

olle wrote:
30 March 2019 it will be trucks from London to Dover standing in line for enter any ferry..

So nothing will change then!

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by Jerry123
Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flybe and SQ - What are the options?
Replies: 13
Views: 2650

Re: Flybe and SQ - What are the options?

What about Newquay? Lots of BE connections there (if it has to be BE) Doesn't have to be BE, but the point of the exercise is convenience from EXT. NQY is a fair trek from where my parents live and there's only really BRS that is relatively convenient as an alternative to EXT. Wasn't the codeshare ...

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by Jerry123
Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK-based airlines told to move to Europe after Brexit or lose major routes
Replies: 97
Views: 13679

Re: UK-based airlines told to move to Europe after Brexit or lose major routes

The British won't be able to afford to go anywhere after Brexit, so it's actually not really going to matter. We can just sit here and watch the rest of Europe having fun without us. I doubt very much that Europe will be having fun as they'll be in an economic crisis too. The EU and UK are economic...

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by Jerry123
Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flybe and SQ - What are the options?
Replies: 13
Views: 2650

Re: Flybe and SQ - What are the options?

Yeah the problem with EXT is that they only have Flybe and they don't have a codeshare with KLM. I also believe that there CDG flight is only daily as well which can limit it a bit. Flying via CDG could be your best option.

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by Jerry123
Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are there any failed airline hubs in the world?
Replies: 79
Views: 11905

Re: Are there any failed airline hubs in the world?

I'd say DUB. It might not be failing but Aer Lingus regional have definitely retrenched a bit by dropping LPL, CWL and DSA. Are you joking? EI has around 80 destinations from DUB including intercontinental ones, and the Regional arm alone flies to 14, but the hub is failing because they drop ATRs t...

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by Jerry123
Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are there any failed airline hubs in the world?
Replies: 79
Views: 11905

Re: Are there any failed airline hubs in the world?

I'd say DUB. It might not be failing but Aer Lingus regional have definitely retrenched a bit by dropping LPL, CWL and DSA.

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by Jerry123
Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK-based airlines told to move to Europe after Brexit or lose major routes
Replies: 97
Views: 13679

Re: UK-based airlines told to move to Europe after Brexit or lose major routes

Others have commented on the position of Ryanair. However it should be noted that while the UK is not part of the Shenegen area neither is the Republic of Ireland. Both are, however, part of the Common Travel Area (CTA). Note here that while Switzerland is in the Shenegen Area it is not in the EU. ...

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by Jerry123
Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 to open London base
Replies: 15
Views: 5268

Re: Jet2 to open London base

catering to pensioners and factory workers looking to go on holiday :lol: Although it must be said that not everyone in Northern England works in a factory. I've flown with Jet2 about six times and I work in an office... :mrgreen:. However, you're right they do tend to aim their product towards low...

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by Jerry123
Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 looking at MAN - MCO
Replies: 16
Views: 3935

Re: Jet2 looking at MAN - MCO

It would be great to see Jet2 do long haul flights. I would really hope they would look at other regional airports in the UK airports like CWL and BHX to do long haul flights from.

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by Jerry123
Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "British Airways 'turning into Ryanair' as first class passengers are the latest to lose perks"
Replies: 109
Views: 22202

Re: "British Airways 'turning into Ryanair' as first class passengers are the latest to lose perks"

As someone who flies long haul to the US a couple of times a year BA out of Heathrow never really attracts me. As an economy passenger I find there prices aren't much different to KLM and I always choose KLM/Delta as I find the service for both airlines is pretty good in economy.

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by Jerry123
Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is Gulf Air's future plan with so many aircraft on order?
Replies: 5
Views: 2457

Re: What is Gulf Air's future plan with so many aircraft on order?

They could lease a lot of those aircraft out.

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by Jerry123
Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Low Cost from BCN will be named "Level"
Replies: 184
Views: 24544

Re: IAG Low Cost from BCN will be named "Level"

Can't understand why they just didn't use the Vueling brand? Will be an airline to watch to see if they expand it to France, the Netherlands and the UK in the future. Can you connect to the flights using Vuelings flights to BCN?

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by Jerry123
Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyBe expands LCY-AMS to daily
Replies: 8
Views: 1691

Re: FlyBe expands LCY-AMS to daily

They'll probably operate to somewhere like EXT or SOU or edi

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by Jerry123
Sat Feb 18, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How do airlines like Titan Airways operate?
Replies: 7
Views: 4371

Re: How do airlines like Titan Airways operate?

From what I know of Titan they do a lot of work for Jet2, a lot of charters for tour operators and also they'll do ACMI work for scheduled airlines like they are doing for BA at the moment. I assume they are profitable but I don't really know much about that or their internal operations.

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by Jerry123
Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air Announces New London Luton Base
Replies: 26
Views: 4912

Re: Wizz Air Announces New London Luton Base

Oh I see. So it's just a temporary base which will close upon the UK leaving the EU? It makes you wonder why they're bothering setting up a new base for just a couple of years. An expensive undertaking for a temporary "while the UK is still in the EU" base. It's pretty naïve to suggest th...

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by Jerry123
Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air Announces New London Luton Base
Replies: 26
Views: 4912

Re: Wizz Air Announces New London Luton Base

sevenair wrote:
WIZZ must not be aware of Brexit. Perhaps someone should tell them.

Brexit or no Brexit there will still be good demand for flights to Eastern Europe from the UK and with a base if that demand lessens then they can then put the aircraft onto the sun routes.

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by Jerry123
Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Happened to Vueling's AMS/MAN Flights?
Replies: 14
Views: 2286

Re: What's Happened to Vueling's AMS/MAN Flights?

I booked a trip for June 2017 on Vueling's recently announced AMS/MAN service. I got an e-mail today to say that I've been re-routed AMS-BCN-MAN (which doesn't work for me) and the direct service is no longer bookable on their website. Anyone know what's going on? Yet it's bookable on Skyscanner bu...

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by Jerry123
Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-MEDM - A321 British Airways just flying to Moscow?
Replies: 13
Views: 5131

Re: G-MEDM - A321 British Airways just flying to Moscow?

I believe BA don't class Moscow as short haul so I'm guessing the aircraft has long haul business class seats and not short haul ones.

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