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by pdp
Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 123397

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

But wouldn't that be too much capacity to start a brand new route? Maybe something smaller like E75 or E95 would be better? No the 737 MAX Wouldn’t operate the route, most likely a 737-800 which at the moment they may not have due to the MAX groundings To me it seems as if DUB would be operated by ...

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by pdp
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Taxiing with 1 engine
Replies: 38
Views: 3256

Re: Taxiing with 1 engine

GBNWB wrote:
BA do it with the Airbus. Only risk is not starting it early enough to get heat in the engine. No more of a risk than getting to the runway without the numbers having arived yet though :-D


I'm assuming this is more of a risk than for say EZY because of how long it takes the IAEs to fire up?

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by pdp
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 950
Views: 125680

Re: Wizz Air News & Expansion

Wizz air recorded €300 million euro profit in the 2nd quarter up to September, representing a 30% growth from last year. This is really impressive as capacity has increased by less than that, indicating an increase in margins, which is quite an achievement in this current market. What is wizz doing...

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by pdp
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 123397

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

MAN sort of makes sense as it's one of the few airports in the UK that hasn't been invaded by the pink and purple planes of Wizz. There's also a lot of regeneration money being spent in Manchester itself for the "Northern Powerhouse". The question will be how popular it will be. W6 send th...

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by pdp
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are KLM 737 replacement options?
Replies: 508
Views: 54667

Re: KLM 737 replacement options, A321XLR inevitable?

KLM even made the original 737-900 work for them, so I think the 737 must work for them. To be fair, AMS is sat at -12ft and with the exception of Oostbaan every runway is over 3000 metres long, even the flying pig that was the original 900 should be fine! I would half expect KLM to order the MAX 1...

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by pdp
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA and its UK Advertising
Replies: 3
Views: 904

Re: UA and its UK Advertising

I would assume UA wants some of that sweet sweet OW traffic between the UK and US. As the three other *A carriers require you to visit another country first (Poland, Germany or Canada) they probably want to show themselves as an alternative for direct flights. Tough market, with BA, VS, DL and AA al...

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by pdp
Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 123397

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

Something I've just remembered whilst we taxied to the stand in WAW, the old LOT ERJs were parked up on the maintenance apron and I don't remember them being there before! Reactivation or sold?

EDIT: this was on 30-Oct-2019

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by pdp
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 123397

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

Could it be because there is less flying in winter time? In summer their fleet seems to be maxed out. They still have a lot of ACMI aircraft hanging about. I spotted the Nordica CRJs, Blue Air 737s and at least one Smartlynx A320 all operating for LOT. Very strange operation. Actually, I'm curious,...

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by pdp
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 123397

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

Something I've noticed having trsnsited through WAW twice in the last week is the rather low utilisation of LOT's fleet. There are always plenty of aircraft parked up doing not a fat lot, from engineless 787s to Q400s. Take SP-LWD, yesterday it spent from 1000L until 1530L sat around between London...

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by pdp
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 123397

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

Something I've noticed having trsnsited through WAW twice in the last week is the rather low utilisation of LOT's fleet. There are always plenty of aircraft parked up doing not a fat lot, from engineless 787s to Q400s. Take SP-LWD, yesterday it spent from 1000L until 1530L sat around between London ...

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by pdp
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FAA to allow pilots with diabetes to fly commercial jets
Replies: 30
Views: 5246

Re: FAA to allow pilots with diabetes to fly commercial jets

Shame. This makes flying more risky. I said the same thing when the FAA allowed people with depression on SSRIs to fly even as a private personal use case. Flying should be reserved for the most fit of society - physically and mentally. You should have no mental health problems ever. Risk factors l...

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by pdp
Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: De-Icing in the dry
Replies: 11
Views: 1518

Re: De-Icing in the dry

Thanks both!

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by pdp
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: De-Icing in the dry
Replies: 11
Views: 1518

De-Icing in the dry

Last night I was at LUZ/EPLB with the girlfriend and a friend and we were watching a Ryanair 738 to Dublin preparing to depart (it's not an area with a lot of things to do of a Satuirday evening). Now, first of all, the METAR was something along the lines of 21010KT 06/06 Q1002. Whilst the static ai...

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by pdp
Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 123397

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

Looks like one of the LOT MAX 8s is back at WAW on the northwestern apron. As four are still parked at LUZ (recieving regular line maintenance and checks from employees at PZL Świdnik) I would guess it's the one from RZE? Enter Air's are still scattered all over WAW, including the main terminal apron!

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by pdp
Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe to become Virgin Connect in 2020
Replies: 151
Views: 41567

Re: Flybe to become Virgin Connect in 2020

What ex-TCX market in France are you referring to? TCX did not have a presence or any market from the UK to France. Flybe have discontinued several of those ''popular'' routes down to France from several UK airport's recently including the ''popular'' routes from Southampton to La Rochelle, Nantes ...

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by pdp
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe to become Virgin Connect in 2020
Replies: 151
Views: 41567

Re: Flybe to become Virgin Connect in 2020

Looks like larger aircraft will be acquired at some point, but they appear to be non-committal with timescales at this stage... https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/82743-virgin-connect-eyes-larger-aircraft FlyBE do some relatively popular routes down to France and the like during summer. Perhap...

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by pdp
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East Midlands Airport Movements
Replies: 68
Views: 10819

Re: East Midlands Airport Movements

The Antonov often takes engines from Rolls-Royce's Alvaston (Derby) plant to all over the place. Toulouse is quite common.

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by pdp
Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT to suspend BUD-ORD, boosts BUD-JFK
Replies: 9
Views: 3017

Re: LOT to suspend BUD-ORD, boosts BUD-JFK

This doesn't surprise me, Hungary (outside of Budapest) isn't exactly rich (a lower average wage than Poland) and AA are far more likely to be able to win a fare war if they want to than the relatively small LOT (even with alleged subsidies). I love LOT to bits (it's a great airline and very conveni...

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by pdp
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Successful first landing by passenger aircraft using Remote Towers on Norway
Replies: 30
Views: 7990

Re: Successful first landing by passenger aircraft using Remote Towers

You do realize that planes land all the time without a tower “to guide them”. Towers just assist pilots in traffic separation, no guidance needed. This is about remote towers on smaller remote airports, run from a service from far away in a different part of the country. LCY already has this, they ...

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by pdp
Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe to become Virgin Connect in 2020
Replies: 151
Views: 41567

Re: Flybe to become Virgin Connect in 2020

BE and VS operate from separate terminals at both MAN and LHR, for now. MAN is, of course, rebuilding, but flyBe had been earmarked to stay in T3. I guess that can change “in 2020”. There is much less opportunity for flyBe to move at LHR. Unless they check-in at T3 with VS and have arrivals at T2 a...

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by pdp
Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TUI big expansion planned
Replies: 32
Views: 11843

Re: Rumour: TUI big expansion planned

The problem is the 737 supply situation. Without the MAX being in the air, expanding will be a problem - unless you need a lot of wetlease contracts. LS, BY (the whole group in fact) and MT are big users of ACMI lease aircraft already. Indeed, I came back from BOJ to BHX on a Smartlynx A321 operati...

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by pdp
Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737MAX Storage, Where are they?
Replies: 113
Views: 19849

Re: 737MAX Storage, Where are they?

Can confirm four from LOT are at Lublin. Last time I was there three were on the western apron, and one was parked in the corner of the main apron.

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by pdp
Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1914
Views: 227370

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Looking at the quick re-allocation of most 737s in Jet's fleet, I would assume Jet had very good record keeping of the maintenance records of each aircraft since it seems even international airlines are quickly absorbing these planes. From a source I have at one airline... No. They took delivery of...

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by pdp
Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1914
Views: 227370

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Looking at the quick re-allocation of most 737s in Jet's fleet, I would assume Jet had very good record keeping of the maintenance records of each aircraft since it seems even international airlines are quickly absorbing these planes. From a source I have at one airline... No. They took delivery of...

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by pdp
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 123397

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

LOT Polish Airlines CEO stated today in Warsaw: We will demand compensation from Boeing for the 737 MAX grounding. We would buy A350 and A320neo if the offer from Airbus was right. https://www.rynek-lotniczy.pl/wiadomosci/milczarski-nie-mamy-uprzedzen-wzgledem-airbusa-lot-wybierze-najlepsza-oferte-...

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by pdp
Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 1706 emeregncy Landing At NAS
Replies: 31
Views: 9016

Re: B6 1706 emeregncy Landing At NAS

Armadillo1 wrote:
https://www.airfleets.net/ficheapp/plane-a321-6859.htm


Iae issue?


Why would a cargo fire indication be caused by the engine type?

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by pdp
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA9154 diversion into OAK (Sept 8)
Replies: 20
Views: 5422

Re: BA9154 diversion into OAK just now

Scarebus34 wrote:
This was not a diversion. The aircraft was positioned from SFO to OAK.


I'm guessing it'll be sat there until Wednesday now?

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by pdp
Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 123397

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9824469/a ... g-unkempt/

Anyone fancy a job as Cabin Crew Director at LOT?
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I know it's The Sun, but...

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9824469/a ... g-unkempt/

Anyone fancy a job as Cabin Crew Director at LOT?

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by pdp
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 950
Views: 125680

Re: Wizz Air News & Expansion

Will W9 open any other bases in the UK. Luton is well served but space is becoming limited, I can see them making all of Luton operations A321. Other bases are interesting, DSA would be obvious due to their large presence, however I could see them keeping that market as it is. The 2 interesting one...

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by pdp
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 950
Views: 125680

Re: Wizz Air News & Expansion

Assuming these are on the Hungarian AOC, W6 is still aggressively targeting the UK market! I'm wondering what the next W9 base will be...

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by pdp
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 123397

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

From Facebook: We are developing our domestic network. Starting this winter season, there will be additional flights available between Warsaw and Poznań, Lublin, Rzeszów. The Lublin one is interesting as it’s not a long distance, but they clearly want people to use LOT from LUZ on more European fli...

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by pdp
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 123397

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

From Facebook: We are developing our domestic network. Starting this winter season, there will be additional flights available between Warsaw and Poznań, Lublin, Rzeszów. The Lublin one is interesting as it’s not a long distance, but they clearly want people to use LOT from LUZ on more European flig...

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by pdp
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK Thread - 2019
Replies: 156
Views: 26946

Re: Rest of the UK Thread - 2019

Nice to see Jet2 expanding at BHX. I travelled with them last Thursday on LS1267 and the experience of check-in and boarding was faultless. Interestingly they use their own ground crew and now have ~ 10 aircraft stationed at BHX (excluding SmartLynx’s A321).

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by pdp
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More Bad News for Boeing: Poor quality complaints from customers
Replies: 96
Views: 28454

Re: More Bad News for Boeing: Poor quality complaints from customers

I know of one European 737 operator who has far more problems with their new 738s than they do with their 20 year old ones. The mechanic I know reckons they've been built down to a price and are nowhere near the quality of their older fleet.

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by pdp
Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 675930

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Redsand187 wrote:
ArgentoSystems wrote:
Why does media continue to refer to Max as "bestselling" jet? :)

Because it's got the most orders on the books than any other current jet if you consider the A320 and A321 different.


But then you'd consider each variant of the MAX separate.

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by pdp
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s happening at BHM?
Replies: 53
Views: 5355

Re: What’s happening at BHM?

BHX to BHM, you heard it here first folks! ;)

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by pdp
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 123397

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

Four of the Max aircraft are now parked in Lublin, three on the small ramp by PZL Świdnik and one on the main ramp right in the corner of stand 10. No idea where the other two are!

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by pdp
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TUI 757 Retirement
Replies: 8
Views: 2539

Re: TUI 757 Retirement

Problem for tui is 757 operate long routes out of short fields . Does the max 10 have the performance to do the job ? No, it won't. But neither would the A321 - the 752 is simply in a class of it's own. However there's only a handful of flights affected - mostly involving BRS and JSI. They will mos...

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by pdp
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 123397

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

The Polish will continue to fantasise of becoming the TK of Eastern Europe and a megahub that pales in comparison to IST. The growth is too steep and the premium cabins are tiny which means the airline is exposed heavily in the next economic downturn as it relies on low yield transfer traffic. And ...

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by pdp
Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 123397

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

No news link, but LUZ opened the new departure lounge extension on Wednesday. Pictures are on Facebook and include a render of a somewhat larger airport including a single jetbridge! Unless the management know something we don't, a significantly larger terminal wouldn't really be necessary right now...

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by pdp
Tue May 21, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transportation of Formula 1 race cars
Replies: 11
Views: 1551

Re: Transportation of Formula 1 race cars

I know the teams frequently use Titan out of Luton, FOM run out of Biggin Hill (where they're based). The FIA staff use standard commercial flights (or at least a race director friend - not F1 mind - does). The EU rounds aren't an issue as all of those rounds are in the single customs territory. For...

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by pdp
Mon May 20, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?
Replies: 177
Views: 20053

Re: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?

This seems a bad idea. A drone is fine in the desert, but 100s of souls flying into London is a different matter! Do pilots even make up a significant portion of a flight's costs? I can't imagine how busy it'd be in the cockpit with one pilot trying to talk with ATC and fly in a very tightly packed ...

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by pdp
Sun May 05, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 832
Views: 158120

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

OA940 wrote:
Perhaps an uncontained engine failure caused this?


It'd have to be a failure to the point that it turned the wing into Swiss cheese for a fire that big.

Very nasty, hopefully the casualties are kept to a minimum - although the black smoke suggests that the fire was well-established.

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by pdp
Sun May 05, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 832
Views: 158120

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

gosheto wrote:
Wow, glad there are no fatalities. I find it strange, that at least on the videos I saw, it does not seem like they were met by any fire engines?


I think it's too far gone for that!

EDIT: Removed second sentence due to possible new developments.

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by pdp
Sat May 04, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 44626

Re: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville

One poster, who flies a similar type, has mentioned that the runway has been shortened due to ongoing maintenance, and it wasn't overly long to begin with. 8006ft landing distance available on 10 M0194/19 NOTAMN Q) ZJX/QMRCM/IV/NBO/A/000/999/3014N08140W005 A) KNIP B) 1903281251 C) 1905302300 E) RWY...

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by pdp
Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest domestic flights
Replies: 38
Views: 4595

Re: Shortest domestic flights

For me it's WAW-LUZ. If the runways work out it's 20-25 minutes of being deafened in a Q400.

It's a grand total of about 70 miles, but due to a lack of contiguous motorway or railway at present the fastest terrestrial public transport is about 3 hours.

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by pdp
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 123397

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

LOT's LCY prices are the same as LHR while being closer to city center. i checked and LCY flights are more expensive than LHR, not that much, but still more expensive When you factor in travel times to central London (20 mins for LCY, 45 for LHR unless you take the expensive HEX) it's much more con...

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by pdp
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 123397

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

Sort-of news but I was on LO287 (WAW-LCY) earlier on today and it was completely full! For a young route that’s very impressive performance when you consider the amount of capacity between the London and Warsaw metro areas: 5x LHR-WAW daily (2 BA/3 LO) 2x LCY-WAW daily (LO) 3/4x LTN-WAW daily (W6) 3...

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by pdp
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Airlines “strategic review”
Replies: 65
Views: 14380

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines “strategic review”

1989worstyear wrote:
Goodbye to the last 757s and 767s in Europe.


Jet2 still use them.

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by pdp
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 123397

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

LOT is going to make some room in WAW for the summer. Moving 13 charter destinations for Rainbow Tours for the summer to KTW, with one 737-800 based there. https://www.pasazer.com/mobi/news/41159/lot,wykona,z,katowic,rejsy,czarterowe,dla,rainbow,tours.html WAW and PPL want charters out of there by ...

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