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by planesarecool
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Financial Discussion - 2020
Replies: 505
Views: 123962

Re: DY about to go bust?

What exactly is the point of this thread? The OP doesn’t even quote a source, and the only fact mentioned is with regard to the share price which, as others have mentioned, isn’t unique to Norwegian. :checkmark: I'm sure that the user you're replying too wouldn't say what he did so casually if his e...

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by planesarecool
Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF9 Load Restrictions to due Iran/Iraq closure
Replies: 35
Views: 9336

Re: QF9 Load Restrictions to due Iran/Iraq closure

Given the length of the flight, it's flight time will have a large variance day to day anyway. On this particular day, the Northern routing takes it head on into a second jetstream over Northern Europe that it would've largely avoided on the usual routing. The routing also means it spends more time ...

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by planesarecool
Fri Dec 20, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air to Consolidate All Routes in the Bay Area to SFO
Replies: 54
Views: 7585

Re: Norwegian Air to Consolidate All Routes in the Bay Area to SFO

I doubt is has much to do with passengers, it for sure might be other things. Why would anybody leave a long haul market with little direct competition for murderous competition if there's nothing in it for you?? Probably because DY/DI have seen a notable increase in load factors and yields since m...

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by planesarecool
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian sells 5 737-800 to CALC
Replies: 30
Views: 11277

Re: Norwegian sells 5 737-800 to CALC

Varsity1 wrote:
Blueknows wrote:
Also with the infusion of cash from plane sales...helps them boost liquidity. I don’t see DY going out if business anytime soon. This AC sale is smart move for DY


You realize they're losing billions right?


You realise a billion NOK isn't a billion USD right?

Probably not.

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by planesarecool
Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian closes MAD base; cancels ARN, CPH, CTA, DBV, KEF, LPA, PMI, TFN.
Replies: 69
Views: 18010

Re: Norwegian closes MAD base; cancels ARN, CPH, CTA, DBV, KEF, LPA, PMI, TFN.

Heres hoping this is just the next step in their eventual exit from the marketplace. Why come up with such a puerile comment? Let me surmise...you’re either a troll or you’re an arch capitalist who dislikes upstart airlines and whose idea of “free” markets is a lack of competition, with the result ...

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by planesarecool
Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour of British Airways launching Gatwick - Dubai
Replies: 55
Views: 11321

Re: Rumour of British Airways launching Gatwick - Dubai

Alex, I really can't agree with this comment. The refurbishment of the 777 fleet at Gatwick is now complete, it is very impressive in Y & Premium Economy, Is it? The new WTP is worse than the old hard product (aside from the fact it isn’t falling apart like most of the old WTP seats still on th...

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by planesarecool
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to end all longhaul services from CPH and ARN
Replies: 64
Views: 14692

Re: Norwegian LH in ARN and CPH just to Thailand after OCT19?

They haven’t released the full summer schedule yet. They likely won’t release the full summer schedule until they know how many 787s (or rather, how many RR engines) are going to be available to them.

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by planesarecool
Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 212170

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines News and Discussion Thread

BNAMealer wrote:
Varsity1 wrote:
NearMiss wrote:
Man, it's been quite a year in terms of airlines dissapearing.


We aren't done yet.


Is Norwegian next? I am shocked that airline is still around.


22,000 people are going to wake up this morning to find they have lost their jobs, and you’re taking punts on who will be next? Pathetic.

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by planesarecool
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair starts flying to Georgia
Replies: 20
Views: 5317

Re: Ryanair starts flying to Georgia

The roads from Kutaisi to anywhere other than Tbilisi are horrendous and very dangerous. Single lane carriageways on major truck routes with driving standards very different to what we may be used to in most of Europe. Driving times are also much longer than one might imagine given the relatively sh...

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by planesarecool
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Airlines ceases LAS service
Replies: 58
Views: 14800

Re: Norwegian Airlines ceases LAS service

The three 747 frequencies that have been replaced by three 777 frequencies - LGW was already 3x weekly last Summer. Hence a reduction in seats as detailed in one of my previous posts. A reduction of 15 seats overall from 3 mid-J 747s to 3 densified 777-200ERs. It's basically like-for-like and has f...

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by planesarecool
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Airlines ceases LAS service
Replies: 58
Views: 14800

Re: Norwegian Airlines ceases LAS service

I pointed out that BA has expanded considerably to LAS recently, Have they? Did you forget about the three 747 frequencies out of LHR that were dropped in favour of expansion ex-LGW? BA are actually offering 210 fewer weekly seats to LAS this Summer, including 42 fewer First and 12 fewer CW seats p...

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by planesarecool
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Airlines ceases LAS service
Replies: 58
Views: 14800

Re: Norwegian Airlines ceases LAS serviceqy

It won’t stop the next bright spark attempting to do it their way with predictable results. You mean like your great Leader? After all, “Level” are the latest low cost long haul airline to the market. So do your management know what they’re doing or not? The sad thing is that, judging by your posts...

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by planesarecool
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Airlines ceases LAS service
Replies: 58
Views: 14800

Re: Norwegian Airlines ceases LAS service

You've compared an airline that operates to NYC from one city to another that does it from multiple cities. So BA have no long haul passengers originating in AMS, OSL, ARN, CPH, DUB, MAD, FCO, ATH or CDG? Fact is, Norwegian take over 3000 people from Europe to New York each day that might have othe...

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by planesarecool
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Airlines ceases LAS service
Replies: 58
Views: 14800

Re: Norwegian Airlines ceases LAS service

I pointed out that BA has expanded considerably to LAS recently, Have they? Did you forget about the three 747 frequencies out of LHR that were dropped in favour of expansion ex-LGW? BA are actually offering 210 fewer weekly seats to LAS this Summer, including 42 fewer First and 12 fewer CW seats p...

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by planesarecool
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Airlines ceases LAS service
Replies: 58
Views: 14800

Re: Norwegian Airlines ceases LAS service

Hurting BA to the extent of a £2 Billion profit whilst Norwegian are retrenching to almost being out of business? Wow BA have such a bloody nose from Norwegian, don’t they? :lol: BA are my employer too and I hate the management here but they certainly know what they’re doing, unlike the shambles ov...

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by planesarecool
Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Airlines ceases LAS service
Replies: 58
Views: 14800

Re: Norwegian Airlines ceases LAS service

By all accounts the RR engine issues will continue into the new year, so the catalyst behind seasonal cuts is most likely to avoid further wet leases. The majority of Norwegian's TATL passengers are American and leisure traffic from the US to Europe is significantly lower in the Winter. The only sur...

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by planesarecool
Wed May 22, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad A380 with 20 pax on board
Replies: 35
Views: 15493

Re: Etihad A380 with 20 pax on board

BA send empty A380s from LHR to Manila regularly for maintenance. Big deal.

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by planesarecool
Thu May 16, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does BA (and others) decide to use 20+ year old planes on specific popular routes?
Replies: 103
Views: 23307

Re: Why does BA (and others) decide to use 20+ year old planes on specific popular routes?

All else being equal, it's better for fuel economy to use your least efficient aircraft on the shortest routes. Which is generally why you'll see BA 747s on the US East Coast, and not in the Far East.

However, all else isn't equal, which is why there are plenty of exceptions.

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by planesarecool
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Q1 - Net loss 1.489B NOK ($172million)
Replies: 43
Views: 8552

Re: Norwegian Q1 - Net loss 1.489B NOK ($172million)

Yawn.

No airline in Europe operates profitably between January and March, even more so if Easter is in April.

Change the record.

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by planesarecool
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Uganda Airlines make profits?
Replies: 29
Views: 4611

Re: Can Uganda Airlines make profits?

I don't think people on this website understand the purpose of airlines in developing countries, especially in Africa. They aren't necessarily out to make outright profits as an organisation, but to increase inbound tourism to the country and assist developing industries within the nation. So no, th...

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by planesarecool
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor/unofficial: Norwegian Argentina to start EZE-PER-SIN
Replies: 48
Views: 8326

Re: Rumor/unofficial: Norwegian Argentina to start EZE-PER-SIN

This really does feel like throwing darts at wall for route planning. Except it's not Norwegian throwing the darts, it's a largely irrelevant aviation website. There is no source or reason to believe this is actually being planned by the airline. Don't let that get in the way of A.net armchair CEO ...

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by planesarecool
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Srilankan aims to be the next 'Emirates'
Replies: 32
Views: 5605

Re: Srilankan aims to be the next 'Emirates'

With so many CEOs and experts on this forum, at least they know where to find their new management.

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by planesarecool
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Effects of travelling on Royal Brunei
Replies: 72
Views: 7778

Re: Royal Brunei

There are some fundamental elements of my existence that some countries now deem punishable by death. So yes, I'm chosing not to visit them. But I'm also chosing not to support them via airline/hotel/other choice, as a small show of solidarity for innocents within these countries that could have th...

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by planesarecool
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Effects of travelling on Royal Brunei
Replies: 72
Views: 7778

Re: Royal Brunei

It's also why I now chose to not fly EK. While EY and QR are also owned by bigot governments, Dubai has been responsible flr some fairly terrible arrests and detainments of foreigners, which us a threat to my own safety. Perhaps Abu D and Qatar are too, in which case I'll add them to the list. But ...

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by planesarecool
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Effects of travelling on Royal Brunei
Replies: 72
Views: 7778

Re: Royal Brunei

2019...the year it is fashionable to be offended or outraged.

A country has a right to set their own laws. If you don’t like them, don’t go there - but stop preaching to everyone else what they can and can’t do.

The world is beyond mad now.

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by planesarecool
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the MAX grounding be the end of Norwegian?
Replies: 113
Views: 31805

Re: Could the MAX grounding be the end of Norwegian?

I know some of you are wishing and hoping DY go under. it’s just sad. I hope they stick around for a long time. This generation now a days is just so negative about everything. I actually think this group of very vocal, very negative, cantankerous gits poisoning this site must actually be a gang of...

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by planesarecool
Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways suspends flights to Europe due to tensions between Pakistan and India
Replies: 23
Views: 8697

Re: Thai Airways suspends flights to Europe due to tensions between Pakistan and India

LH658 wrote:
Why is the Afghani airspace closed?


It's not, but Afghan high level airspace is procedural and almost all of the airways through Afghanistan route through Pakistan.

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by planesarecool
Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines Pilot Sleeps On Duty
Replies: 76
Views: 10687

Re: China Airlines Pilot Sleeps On Duty

Isn't controlled rest practiced by pilots around the globe? I will NEVER NEVER NEVER take controlled rest. If I need it I’ll offload myself downroute. I will not allow some idiot to take a photo of me which can be used against me or my airline in years to follow. I will not allow my napping face to...

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by planesarecool
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GA launches LHR-DPS flights
Replies: 37
Views: 6623

Re: GA launches LHR-DPS flights

DPS-LHR would be a struggle non-stop with the headwind component, so the flight would almost certainly have to stop en-route anyway. It makes a lot of sense to route it this way.

A.net accountants and armchair CEOs obviously know better, as always.

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by planesarecool
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India's AAIB summons BR, KL, and N8 crews following "near mid-air collision" over DEL
Replies: 25
Views: 4219

Re: India's AAIB summons BR, KL, and N8 crews following "near mid-air collision" over DEL

As somebody who flies across India almost every week, it is worth making a point that Air Traffic Control is often difficult to understand and chaotic. Many parts of the country, especially around the borders, are VHF dark spots and transmissions can often be unintentionally blocked by other aircraf...

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by planesarecool
Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to postpone 787 pilot training program
Replies: 10
Views: 5053

Re: Norwegian to lay off 787 pilots

Norwegian are cancelling training courses due to having five 787s AOG with RR engine issues, and thus a temporary surplus of pilots. Nobody is being laid off, the notices were to people not currently employed by the company, awaiting the start of type rating courses. But why let facts get in the way...

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by planesarecool
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways loses New York crown to low cost rival Norwegian
Replies: 98
Views: 17624

Re: British Airways loses New York crown to low cost rival Norwegian

The anti-Norwegian rhetoric on this forum is both hilarious and embarrassing. The fact that people are so offended by the company is laughable. I only hope jet fuel continues to rise. That will hopefully end the Norwegian experiment more quickly. I hope you lose your job, can't pay your mortgage an...

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by planesarecool
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways loses New York crown to low cost rival Norwegian
Replies: 98
Views: 17624

Re: British Airways loses New York crown to low cost rival Norwegian

The anti-Norwegian rhetoric on this forum is both hilarious and embarrassing. The fact that people are so offended by the company is laughable.

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by planesarecool
Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK reducing, not adding in U.S.?
Replies: 129
Views: 16352

Re: EK reducing, not adding in U.S.?

Emirates have a crew shortage at the moment, and they are simply taking capacity off crew-heavy routes to ease this. Each daily US service uses four pilots for a week (including rest afterwards). Cancelling two weekly US services during a fairly quiet period is less disruptive than cancelling 16 wee...

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by planesarecool
Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian goes to Brazil to talk about expansion
Replies: 45
Views: 5502

Re: Norwegian goes to Brazil to talk about expansion

Is it possible to have a thread on Norwegian without the ill-informed posts about their imminent demise? Do people not realise that people work for this airline, their livelihoods depend on it and pointless speculation from armchair Flight Simulator CEOs with no real world experience is not useful t...

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by planesarecool
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian buys 28 weekly Gatwick slots from Small Planet
Replies: 14
Views: 4007

Re: Norwegian buys 28 weekly Gatwick slots from Small Planet

The Small Planet flights were all operated on behalf of tour operators. The assumption is that the tour operators will use seats on other, existing, services.

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by planesarecool
Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Gifts to crew members/purser upon boarding
Replies: 32
Views: 6542

Re: Gifts to crew members/purser upon boarding

Bribery? Poisoned? Is this really the world we live in? Whatever happened to just being nice? As crew, I'll always offer something to the cabin crew when I travel as a passenger, even on other airlines. Aviation is a fairly close-knit community, and good will goes a long way to improving the atmosph...

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by planesarecool
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin - Spectacular farewell: AB7001 MIA-DUS steep turn over terminal
Replies: 127
Views: 30946

Re: Air Berlin - Spectacular farewell: AB7001 MIA-DUS steep turn over terminal

It was a standard go-around.


Well no, because a standard go-around on this runway would be straight ahead to two miles and then a right turn. So it wasn't a standard go-around at all.

I don't think anybody suggested it was dangerous.

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by planesarecool
Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair running out of pilots? FR cancels 110 flights (09/12)
Replies: 162
Views: 28768

Re: Ryanair running out of pilots? FR cancels 110 flights (09/12)

Rest assured that whatever lies Ryanair decide to tell the media and their paying customers, these cancellations are wholly and 100% due to a crew shortage. They were short when I left over two years ago, and over a thousand pilots have left since.

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by planesarecool
Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HOP! Pilots To Go On Strike July 12-18 Because They Are Tired
Replies: 4
Views: 1760

Re: HOP! Pilots To Go On Strike July 12-18 Because They Are Tired

There's a difference between being tired and 'fatigued', I suggest you look it up before you cast your, seemingly misinformed, judgement. I would suggest that management and labor figure out how to get their shit together overall, because (whether deserved or not) this airline and its associates ha...

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by planesarecool
Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HOP! Pilots To Go On Strike July 12-18 Because They Are Tired
Replies: 4
Views: 1760

Re: HOP! Pilots To Go On Strike July 12-18 Because They Are Tired

Fatigue is a major issue for pilots across Europe, particularly since the new EASA FTLs were introduced. There's a difference between being tired and 'fatigued', I suggest you look it up before you cast your, seemingly misinformed, judgement.

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by planesarecool
Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Canada
Replies: 11
Views: 3083

Re: Thomas Cook Canada

The Canadian Affair flights ended when Thomas Cook returned three A330s, which ended up transferring to Air Transat. Essentially TS took over the frequencies left by Thomas Cook (and Mytravel, before they merged). Very unlikely that they would return, certainly not to the extent they operated before...

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by planesarecool
Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Canada
Replies: 11
Views: 3083

Re: Thomas Cook Canada

Yes, they did. But that's not what the OP is talking about. Thomas Cook Canada was operated by Jazz, who used six 757s leased from the UK arm during the Winter to take Canadians down to the Caribbean and Central America. They operated for two seasons, after which the deal was scrapped.

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by planesarecool
Thu May 25, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot refuses to fly packed airplane because passenger labelled his personal WIFI ‘Jihadist Cell London 1’
Replies: 95
Views: 15948

Re: Pilot refuses to fly packed airplane because passenger labelled his personal WIFI ‘Jihadist Cell London 1’

Suspicious? Perhaps, but if one look at it logically, terrorist usually claim credit after the fact, not before. They don't want their intentions known. Also, jihadist don't have any sense of humor, their ideology is somewhat like being in a feminist bookstore---there's no humor section But one per...

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by planesarecool
Thu May 25, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot refuses to fly packed airplane because passenger labelled his personal WIFI ‘Jihadist Cell London 1’
Replies: 95
Views: 15948

Re: Pilot refuses to fly packed airplane because passenger labelled his personal WIFI ‘Jihadist Cell London 1’

Obviously a case of mass hysteria. And a very inappropriate handling by the cabin crew, as "whispers were spreading around the plane about it". Sorry, but where does it say the cabin crew were whispering around the cabin? but I'm not sure if it was necessary to cancel the flight. If an in...

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by planesarecool
Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGW-OAK inaugural? Pics?
Replies: 22
Views: 3623

Re: LGW-OAK inaugural? Pics?

I'm not sure BA are that bothered about profitability here, the route only exists as a means to affect Norwegian's loads and revenue. They let easyJet grow at Gatwick which ate into their short haul market share, they're not prepared to let Norwegian do the same with long haul. If Norwegian pulled o...

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by planesarecool
Tue Sep 27, 2016 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Monarch to cease ops?
Replies: 571
Views: 99806

Re: Rumor: Monarch to cease ops?

But as I've said, if you're predicting the demise of a carrier based on the fact that they're using remote stands, then every carrier in the UK went bust at 7am this morning.

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by planesarecool
Mon Sep 26, 2016 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Monarch to cease ops?
Replies: 571
Views: 99806

Re: Rumor: Monarch to cease ops?

few going on remote at Manc http://postimg.org/image/cajmiha85/ Sorry, but this is the kind of crap that the Internet doesn't need. If you're predicting the demise of an airline based on the fact a few based aircraft are being parked remotely, then every airline in the UK is going bust tonight. eas...

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by planesarecool
Sun Sep 25, 2016 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Monarch to cease ops?
Replies: 571
Views: 99806

Re: Monarch to cease ops?

Sorry but 'repatriation' flights arranged whilst the airline supposedly ceasing is still selling flights and holidays - and not to mention is still operating as normal today. I'm not convinced. And fairly baseless rumours like that aren't helpful to those whose livelihoods depend on the company, inc...

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by planesarecool
Fri Jul 15, 2016 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Mayor Strongly Backs A New Runway -- At LGW ?!?
Replies: 73
Views: 11566

Re: London Mayor Strongly Backs 3rd Runway -- At LGW ?!?

The facts would actually suggest that a new runway at LGW would make more sense. Passenger numbers between 2011-2015 increased by 19% at LGW, compared to 8% at LHR, and LGW handled around 61,000 more flights 'per runway' in 2015 than LHR. A 2nd runway at an unrestricted LGW would provide far more ca...

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