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by charliecossie
Sun Apr 03, 2005 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A319's Have Finally Arrived At LGW
Replies: 12
Views: 4734

RE: BA A319's Have Finally Arrived At LGW

Not quite correct.
USJ (an old 320) has been at Gatwick for some time.

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by charliecossie
Sat Mar 05, 2005 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways 747 Flies Again On Three Engines
Replies: 116
Views: 30626

RE: British Airways 747 Flies Again On Three Engines

Unbelievable tripe being spouted, again, by the armchair experts of sad-spotters.net. Just a couple of points:- The world's 747 operators have been flying around on 3 motors ever since BOEING, yes BOEING, said they could. Boeing said they could do it many years ago. The US airlines do it too! jc2354...

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by charliecossie
Mon Feb 14, 2005 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Product Upgrades?
Replies: 16
Views: 3017

RE: BA Product Upgrades?

cheeryguy:
The lights really will move. We don't drop the PSUs to adjust them, makes
correct alignment a bit difficult.

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by charliecossie
Mon Feb 14, 2005 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying BA? No... You're On A Charter Today..
Replies: 52
Views: 9878

RE: Flying BA? No... You're On A Charter Today..

I believe that pax booked in Club would have received the difference between an economy and club ticket AND 250 quid extra as compensation.

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by charliecossie
Sat Oct 23, 2004 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 74 Subing At FRA
Replies: 10
Views: 3182

RE: United 74 Subing At FRA

Facts: <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> 916/917 is a 747 - has been for months. <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> 900/901 is a 777 - will change to a 747 with the winter schedule (next weekend). There have been a lot of <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</...

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by charliecossie
Thu Oct 07, 2004 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 737s Returning To LHR
Replies: 30
Views: 5165

RE: BA 737s Returning To LHR

AlanUK:
BUSB was never with Caledonian (nor British Caledonian). It was delivered after BCal was taken over by BA. I was on the ramp the day it arrived at Gatwick.
It is an 'orrible old 'eap, though!

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by charliecossie
Sun Sep 12, 2004 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OIL Burning 747'S
Replies: 3
Views: 1904

RE: OIL Burning 747'S

The JT9 engine drinks the stuff. Filling of the JT9 oil tank is simple - pour the stuff in until it overflows! CF6 is quite a bit better, 3 or 4 cans for a 12 hour flight. 211 better still - put 4 cans (quarts) in after a 12 hour flight then look for the leak.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/s...

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by charliecossie
Sun Sep 12, 2004 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 777 Engines
Replies: 11
Views: 4491

RE: BA 777 Engines

GDB: 744s *were* converted to Triples. There were 3 on the production line at the time and Qantas took them instead - OJS, T and U if I remember correctly. Concordeboy: What qualifies you to mouth off? I work for <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> and hold full 777 maintenance authorisati...

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by charliecossie
Sat Sep 11, 2004 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 777 Engines
Replies: 11
Views: 4491

RE: BA 777 Engines

Iowa744fan is correct. The initial <acronym title="Trans Asia Airways (Taiwan)">GE</acronym> decision was political. <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> was, and still is, REALLY dissatisfied with the GE90. Why did we go back to Rolls? Gigneil is correct, 747 orders converted to Triples an...

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by charliecossie
Sat Sep 11, 2004 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Non-Rev Travel Advice
Replies: 6
Views: 2952

RE: Non-Rev Travel Advice

As you're a newbie to staff travel, the best place to go for advice should surely be your own airlines' staff travel office. I've just had a look through our loads for early december and there are still lots of seats available. Conversely, there's still two months to go..... "Our loads" refers to on...

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by charliecossie
Sun Aug 15, 2004 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Are BA Doing AKL Wise
Replies: 22
Views: 4142

RE: What Are BA Doing AKL Wise

Nz1:
If that "new pommy guy" has the initials KC, don't believe a word he says!
He's really a paddy!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
(and a mate)

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by charliecossie
Sat Aug 07, 2004 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia Plane Returns To Save Life Of A Dog
Replies: 53
Views: 8522

RE: Iberia Plane Returns To Save Life Of A Dog

LHR27C: It was <acronym title="Houston - George Bush Intercontinental (IAH / KIAH), USA - Texas">IAH</acronym> or <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym> to <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW</acronym> and a DC10. T...

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by charliecossie
Wed Jul 28, 2004 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B777LR & B773ER Possible Customers?
Replies: 94
Views: 8521

RE: B777LR & B773ER Possible Customers?

I can assure you all that <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> is not impressed with the GE90 and I will eat my ear defenders if we ever buy another one..... DfwRevolution: <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> originally bought the <acronym title="Trans Asia Airways (Taiwan)">GE</a...

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by charliecossie
Wed Apr 28, 2004 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lightning Strikes At LGW Recently
Replies: 14
Views: 3140

RE: Lightning Strikes At LGW Recently

I'd love to see you replace an aileron in less than a day.

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by charliecossie
Wed Apr 28, 2004 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lightning Strikes At LGW Recently
Replies: 14
Views: 3140

RE: Lightning Strikes At LGW Recently

VC10: Here's a few examples of "a/c out of service for more than a day" from Frankfurt in the past year: 1) <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> 757 radome change at <acronym title="Frankfurt - Main (Rhein-Main <acronym title="Air Berlin (Germany)">AB</acronym>) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany"...

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by charliecossie
Mon Apr 19, 2004 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways To Get A321 Next Month
Replies: 22
Views: 6039

RE: British Airways To Get A321 Next Month

BA originally ordered 80 Busses plus 100 options (or so). 51(ish) have been delivered. There are still 13 757s and 35 737s in service.

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by charliecossie
Mon Apr 19, 2004 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas.....In Greece? What The?!?
Replies: 33
Views: 5713

RE: Qantas.....In Greece? What The?!?

"I believe the only Euro route for <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> that makes big bucks is the <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> route, although I stand to be corrected. Massive market between the UK and Oz" Not quite true. The <acronym ti...

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by charliecossie
Mon Apr 19, 2004 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 767 Which Reg Longhaul/shorthaul
Replies: 13
Views: 4726

RE: BA 767 Which Reg Longhaul/shorthaul

The 767s that went to Qantas were *not* sold, only leased and are due to be returned to BA in 2006 (when QF have enough A330s to do the job).
Shorthaul 767s are NWA, B, C, D, W, X, Y, Z, ZHA, B, C.

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by charliecossie
Fri Feb 13, 2004 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA [email protected] FRA Yesterday 12Feb04
Replies: 2
Views: 2319

RE: BA [email protected] FRA Yesterday 12Feb04

BA142 DEL-<acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> G-CIVG Diversion to <acronym title="Frankfurt - Main (Rhein-Main AFB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA</acronym> for operational reasons. Pax dispersed via the scheduled <acronym title="Frankfurt - Main (Rhein-Ma...

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by charliecossie
Wed Feb 11, 2004 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Of Dan Air, British Caledonian & Britannia?
Replies: 25
Views: 5622

RE: What Of Dan Air, British Caledonian & Britannia?

worldoftui: <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> stopped maintaining the Caledonian Tristars in the early 90's. I know, I was there. By then, Caledonian were not wholly owned by <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> and had their own management. This Caladonian "management" team tho...

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by charliecossie
Sun Jan 18, 2004 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: About British Caledonian (fleet+routes)
Replies: 29
Views: 10094

RE: About British Caledonian (fleet+routes)

GDB: Really don't need you mouthing off about BCal. During the '80's (when <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> was technically bankrupt), BCal made a series of small profits and losses. Nothing special either way. In 1985 the CAA recommended (IAW the 2 flag carrier policy) that 30% of <acr...

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by charliecossie
Sat Dec 20, 2003 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alledged Drunk Virgin Atlantic Pilot Arrested At IAD!
Replies: 34
Views: 8521

RE: Drunk Virgin Atlantic Pilot Arrested At IAD!

There's a little thing in the EU known as the European Work Time Directive. It's law. It applies to all except "mobile" workers (pilots and cabin crew are classed as "mobile" and have separate legislation governing their duty hours) and any aircraft maintenance staff should familiarise themselves wi...

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by charliecossie
Sat Dec 20, 2003 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx Crash At Memphis (Dec 18)
Replies: 108
Views: 22802

RE: FedEx Crash At Memphis (Dec 18)

MD-90:
The 74 and Tribucket have holes in the roof because there are no DV (Direct View - open the window and stick yer ead out) windows. The 10 has DV windows.

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by charliecossie
Fri Dec 19, 2003 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wunala Dreaming Is Back!
Replies: 13
Views: 3287

RE: Wunala Dreaming Is Back!

If an <acronym title="DHL Worldwide Express (Belgium)">ER</acronym> lands at <acronym title="Frankfurt - Main (Rhein-Main AFB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA</acronym> it's got lost! Been here twice, maybe thrice, and only because of last minute hiccups with the scheduled aircraft. None of the eng...

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by charliecossie
Thu Dec 18, 2003 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wunala Dreaming Is Back!
Replies: 13
Views: 3287

RE: Wunala Dreaming Is Back!

The ERs don't come to FRA.

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by charliecossie
Mon Dec 08, 2003 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Nicknames?
Replies: 45
Views: 5363

RE: Plane Nicknames?

Anything by Embraer - Piece of sh*t
'Arrier - Leaping Heap
ATP - Advanced Technical Problem
Argosy - Whistling Tit

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by charliecossie
Tue Dec 02, 2003 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737-200
Replies: 6
Views: 2010

RE: B737-200

Canadian North:
There may well be better ways (satcom) but HF is still mandatory (depending on the route) whereas satcom isn't.

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by charliecossie
Tue Dec 02, 2003 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying In Belize: Tropic Air Vs. Maya Airways?
Replies: 8
Views: 12787

RE: Flying In Belize: Tropic Air Vs. Maya Airways?

Not relevant now but when I lived in Belize (23 years ago!), Maya Airways was known as White Knuckle Airways!
The approach to San Pedro was amazing. Fly over the tree tops and stall it onto the footpath......er, runway.

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by charliecossie
Sat Nov 29, 2003 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World Cargo Wierdness
Replies: 7
Views: 2423

RE: World Cargo Wierdness

There are 3 Atlas freighters dedicated to BA World Cargo.
There are 57 x 747 and 43 x 777 with big cargo holds getting filled by BA World Cargo.

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by charliecossie
Fri Nov 28, 2003 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats The Loudest Aircraft In The World?
Replies: 144
Views: 58414

RE: Whats The Loudest Aircraft In The World?

Easy peasy.

'Arrier 'Overing.

Nine years in the RAF (6 working on the "leaping heap"), 20 in BCAL/BA. Heard 'em all.
*Nothing* beats the 'Arrier at 50ft in the hover.
And my hearing loss is testimony.

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by charliecossie
Fri Nov 28, 2003 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Big Is BA's Fleet?
Replies: 41
Views: 8362

RE: How Big Is BA's Fleet?

I forgot: Why does BA have such a large fleet?

Longhaul - huge network. Bigger across the Atlantic than all the US carriers put together.

Shorthaul - not an especially big fleet really.

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by charliecossie
Fri Nov 28, 2003 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Big Is BA's Fleet?
Replies: 41
Views: 8362

RE: How Big Is BA's Fleet?

The 767 fleet does not include the Qantas 7 - that's how the fleet of 28 got reduced to 21. Not all are in service. Last time I counted, there were 19. The 767s are split amost equally between l/h and s/h config. <acronym title="Frankfurt - Main (Rhein-Main AFB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA</acr...

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by charliecossie
Tue Nov 25, 2003 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: England Rugby Team Aircraft
Replies: 13
Views: 3319

RE: England Rugby Team Aircraft

Both BA and Qantas are the official carriers.....

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by charliecossie
Mon Nov 17, 2003 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA744 In Prague
Replies: 13
Views: 3579

RE: UA744 In Prague

For an unknown reason the MAC flights now run through Prague.

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by charliecossie
Wed Nov 05, 2003 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Have AA Check-in Staff Ever Heard About Oneworld?
Replies: 22
Views: 5185

RE: Have AA Check-in Staff Ever Heard About Oneworld?

L1011Lover: The mother of one of our Tecnicians works for <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> here. She asked her manager (one of the senior managers in <acronym title="Frankfurt - Main (Rhein-Main AFB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA</acronym>) why <acronym title="American Airlin...

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by charliecossie
Wed Nov 05, 2003 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Have AA Check-in Staff Ever Heard About Oneworld?
Replies: 22
Views: 5185

RE: Have AA Check-in Staff Ever Heard About Oneworld?

The relationship between <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> and <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> at <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> is hardly the best if the staff travel rumours are to be believed.  <img src="...

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by charliecossie
Wed Nov 05, 2003 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Have AA Check-in Staff Ever Heard About Oneworld?
Replies: 22
Views: 5185

RE: Have AA Check-in Staff Ever Heard About Oneworld?

I've often wondered if *anyone* in AA knows that they're in Oneworld.
I work at FRA. All the Oneworld airlines operate from Terminal 2. Except one......

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by charliecossie
Wed Nov 05, 2003 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BUR To Become Bob Hope Airport
Replies: 17
Views: 3689

RE: BUR To Become Bob Hope Airport

How on earth could anybody object to renaming *any* airport after Bob Hope? Wherever the US was in conflict, Bob went there and entertained the troops (AFAIK). What more could a country ask of a citizen? A fella called Jim Davidson does the same in the UK. Although I dislike his humour (he's not tha...

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by charliecossie
Wed Nov 05, 2003 1:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: When Will We See Metric?
Replies: 47
Views: 3529

RE: When Will We See Metric?

I love it when Americans say they use the Imperial system but then go and drink a 16 fluid ounce pint of milk/beer/whatever. There are 20 fluid ounces in an Imperial pint! Yes, inches/feet/miles/pounds are the same but there are many differences between the US version of Imperial and the Imperial ve...

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by charliecossie
Sat Oct 18, 2003 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No PTV's On Concorde?
Replies: 20
Views: 5421

RE: Why No PTV's On Concorde?

Two basisc reasons:
1) The passengers who could afford to use Bignose didn't care about watcing telly while they were crossing the pond in 3 hours.
2) Weight of the system.

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by charliecossie
Sun Sep 14, 2003 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA B757 - Routes?
Replies: 17
Views: 5543

RE: BA B757 - Routes?

The 757s go wherever they're needed (shorthaul only, of course).
There are no defined routes for the LHR s/H fleet.

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by charliecossie
Mon Aug 18, 2003 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wich Airport Encounters The Most Bird Stikes?
Replies: 14
Views: 3644

RE: Wich Airport Encounters The Most Bird Stikes?

Entebbe leads the way on bird strikes.

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by charliecossie
Sun Aug 03, 2003 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways' Big Sorry
Replies: 50
Views: 4725

RE: British Airways' Big Sorry

LH423: The "clocking in" was tied to the pay offer. They were not given a 3% pay rise for agreeing to "clock in". BTW, AFAIK <acronym title="Continental Micronesia (USA)">CS</acronym>&Ops and Engineering have *not* agreed the changes to T&C's demanded by the company for this pay "rise". Don't believ...

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by charliecossie
Sat Aug 02, 2003 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Richard Branson Makes A Fool From Geoff Dixon
Replies: 15
Views: 3957

RE: Richard Branson Makes A Fool From Geoff Dixon

Richard Branson is a fool.

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by charliecossie
Sat Jul 26, 2003 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Security On Concorde Model To Stop Branson!
Replies: 33
Views: 5260

RE: Security On Concorde Model To Stop Branson!

KL911:
You really are a wanker.
You'd get on very well with Dickie. He's one too.

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by charliecossie
Sat Jul 26, 2003 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Biman JFK-BRU, What To Expect?
Replies: 20
Views: 4947

RE: Biman JFK-BRU, What To Expect?

Biman are a great airline! I'm serious. I'm an engineering supervisor for a large, European airline. We handle Biman in <acronym title="Frankfurt - Main (Rhein-Main AFB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA</acronym>. The DC10s are, technically, fine. Cosmetically, they're shit. What money they have (no...

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by charliecossie
Sun Jul 20, 2003 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Was The Worst Moment You Had In An Airplane?
Replies: 46
Views: 9014

RE: What Was The Worst Moment You Had In An Airplane?

On 14th January 1991 I boarded a Royal Brunei 757 at Gatwick. We were going on an adventure. Dubai. Singapore. <acronym title="Brasilia - International (Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek) (BSB / SBBR), Brazil">BSB</acronym>. Everything was looking good. I was on a staff-on-duty ticket (although I work...

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by charliecossie
Mon Jul 14, 2003 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Caledonian To South America
Replies: 22
Views: 4848

RE: British Caledonian To South America

One point missed, so far, is that the government of the time had a policy of 2 flag carriers - <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> and BCAL. In 1985 the CAA recomended that 1/3 of <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>'s routes be transfered to BCAL. Hahahaha. We got Saudi and had t...

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by charliecossie
Mon Jul 14, 2003 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Airline Do You Work For?
Replies: 66
Views: 7835

RE: What Airline Do You Work For?

1.BA
2.BCAL RAF
3.28 years
4.Duty Engineer
5.Somewhere in Germany.

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by charliecossie
Sat Jul 12, 2003 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who To Upgrade First - Staff Or Passengers?
Replies: 39
Views: 4996

RE: Who To Upgrade First - Staff Or Passengers?

Aside from the obvious issue of check-in staff discussing the situation in front of paying pax, there's another thing to consider. The flight was international (Y and J classes). Some airline staff (depending on their length of service and/or position in the company) are entitled to space available ...

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