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by 8herveg
Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are the refurbished B747's used on BA flights from LHR-DXB?
Replies: 16
Views: 6060

Are the refurbished B747's used on BA flights from LHR-DXB?

I'm planning on taking BA on LHR-DXB next year. Are the refurbished B747's used for this route?

Wasn't sure whether to take the B777 flight (which I'm assuming is refurbished as all of theirs are now, aren't they?) or the B747.

Thanks

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by 8herveg
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 711
Views: 140726

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Good article. What destinations to people expect to see/increased from MAN?

ANU? The return of CUN? MIA, SEA, the return of SFO?

BOM and DEL?

CPT, JNB?

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by 8herveg
Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe to become Virgin Connect in 2020
Replies: 151
Views: 41384

Re: Flybe to become Virgin Connect in 2020

When is Terminal 1 at LHR being demolished / when is the extended Terminal 2 expected to open?

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by 8herveg
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK-MAN in 5 hours 20 minutes on VS B747?!
Replies: 38
Views: 10710

Re: JFK-MAN in 5 hours 20 minutes on VS B747?!

Absolutely possible, and a recipe for miserable jet lag, since by the time dinner service is done (2hrs) you have about an hour of shut-eye before breakfast service begins... I wouldn't be surprised if they decided to skip serving breakfast and maybe just do tea/coffee) due to the much earlier than...

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by 8herveg
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK-MAN in 5 hours 20 minutes on VS B747?!
Replies: 38
Views: 10710

Re: JFK-MAN in 5 hours 20 minutes on VS B747?!

5 hours 13 mins - wow! This was a daytime flight which I think I'd prefer if it was this short, rather than getting barely any sleep on a red-eye.

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by 8herveg
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK-MAN in 5 hours 20 minutes on VS B747?!
Replies: 38
Views: 10710

Re: JFK-MAN in 5 hours 20 minutes on VS B747?!

conaly wrote:
8herveg wrote:
Thanks. Anyone know what the quickest time is for a commercial aircraft to fly from NYC to LON and/or MAN?


Remember the Concorde? :D


Very funny. I meant subsonic aircraft!

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by 8herveg
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK-MAN in 5 hours 20 minutes on VS B747?!
Replies: 38
Views: 10710

Re: JFK-MAN in 5 hours 20 minutes on VS B747?!

Thanks. Anyone know what the quickest time is for a commercial aircraft to fly from NYC to LON and/or MAN?

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by 8herveg
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK-MAN in 5 hours 20 minutes on VS B747?!
Replies: 38
Views: 10710

JFK-MAN in 5 hours 20 minutes on VS B747?!

I was looking at the flight history for VS128 from JFK to MAN and some of the flights take as little as 5 hours 20 minutes according to this website: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/vs128 Is that right?? Appreciate that that is flying time, not block time, and the B747 is a fast aircraft,...

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by 8herveg
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 711
Views: 140726

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Great news re. Air Baltic. MAN are doing well at adding legacy carriers at the moment and hopefully more to come too. If you breakdown the list of carriers into alliance, non-aligned, regional, low-cost/charter, they really do have it pretty well covered! Oneworld/IAG: Aer Lingus American Airlines B...

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by 8herveg
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Different BA 777 interior configurations
Replies: 24
Views: 6227

Re: Different BA 777 interior configurations

How many 777’s is this configuration on out of the whole fleet?

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by 8herveg
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why are SAS operating flights to Stansted?
Replies: 7
Views: 1921

Why are SAS operating flights to Stansted?

Out of curiosity, why are SAS operating flights from CPH and soon to be OSL too to STN? Is it simply that there aren't enough slots at LHR to operate these extra flights?

And if so, why did they choose STN over LGW (which is usually the second option for the legacy carriers)?

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by 8herveg
Sat Sep 28, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 711
Views: 140726

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Press release from VS regarding the above (also discussed elsewhere). https://corporate.virginatlantic.com/gb/en/media/press-releases/more-choice-for-manchester.html Interesting. I wonder what the new destinations will be. I think we could see a return to SFO and also SEA, MRU, MBJ, MIA, ANU (all e...

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by 8herveg
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What domestic facilities do airports/Heathrow airport need to operate domestic flights?
Replies: 7
Views: 1359

Re: What domestic facilities do airports/Heathrow airport need to operate domestic flights?

The requirements for handling domestic flights at LHR arise because domestic and international passengers are not separated while in the departure hall. Just after check-in, therefore, domestic passengers need to have the biometric photos taken which are then compared by facial scanning at the gate...

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by 8herveg
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What domestic facilities do airports/Heathrow airport need to operate domestic flights?
Replies: 7
Views: 1359

Re: What domestic facilities do airports/Heathrow airport need to operate domestic flights?

T5 has separate gates for domestic arrivals. 1-8 I believe can handle these, with 7/8 able to handle both. Passengers take a route that directs them to a separate baggage hall which by passes immigrations and customs. Thanks. Yes, I used this when I flew EDI-LHR a few weeks ago. But are these the o...

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by 8herveg
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What domestic facilities do airports/Heathrow airport need to operate domestic flights?
Replies: 7
Views: 1359

What domestic facilities do airports/Heathrow airport need to operate domestic flights?

T2 and T5 are the only airports at LHR which have domestic facilities, hence why Aer Lingus and Flybe operate from T2 (rather than perhaps any of the other terminals where they'd probably operate otherwise). But what domestic facilities do terminals need? When Flybe becomes part of Virgin, it would ...

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by 8herveg
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which London Airport Should JetBlue Pick to Launch Service
Replies: 134
Views: 19920

Re: Which London Airport Should JetBlue Pick to Launch Service

The STN express takes between 47 and 56 minutes to London's Liverpool Street (3 miles from Canary Wharf), with trains departing every 15 minutes. The LHR express takes 15 minutes to London's Paddington Street, with trains departing every 15 minutes. The LGW express advertises 30 minutes to London's...

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by 8herveg
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 711
Views: 140726

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

BHXflyinghigh wrote:
Adria are switching their Ljubljana flights from MAN to LPL from May 2020. The new service will increase to twice weekly.


That seems like the most random route city pair! Any particular reason? If it can’t be successful from MAN, how can it be from LPL?

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by 8herveg
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any reason why TUI haven't expanded their operations from London Southend Airport?
Replies: 3
Views: 1128

Re: Any reason why TUI haven't expanded their operations from London Southend Airport?

They're hamstrung by a lack of aircraft this summer. They've already got quite a few wet leased aircraft operating for them. Whether they want to compete with U2 & FR at a relatively small airport is another matter entirely. We shall see when/if the MAX issues are resolved. Yep, aware of the MA...

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by 8herveg
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any reason why TUI haven't expanded their operations from London Southend Airport?
Replies: 3
Views: 1128

Any reason why TUI haven't expanded their operations from London Southend Airport?

TUI operate a summer seasonal 1 x weekly flight from SEN to PMI - I think on Tuesday's? It's actually operated by Volotea. Any particular reason why they haven't expanded their operations here? I know they'll be limited with aircraft at the moment due to the MAX aircraft being grounded, but long ter...

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by 8herveg
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019
Replies: 220
Views: 34213

Re: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019

I went to EDI for the first time in about 7 years last week. My god, what a mess. What they need is a new terminal. The current one is far too small and crowded for its requirements. Appreciate August is a busy month for EDI, but even so. Typical British short term outlook of quick fix extensions. ...

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by 8herveg
Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019
Replies: 220
Views: 34213

Re: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019

I went to EDI for the first time in about 7 years last week. My god, what a mess. What they need is a new terminal. The current one is far too small and crowded for its requirements. Appreciate August is a busy month for EDI, but even so. Typical British short term outlook of quick fix extensions. A...

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by 8herveg
Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why have Loganair only transferred their Derry flight to Southend and not Dundee?
Replies: 6
Views: 1127

Why have Loganair only transferred their Derry flight to Southend and not Dundee?

Anyone know why Loganair are transferring their Derry-Stansted flight to Southend, but not the Dundee one? Surely it wouldn’t make sense to keep one flight operating from one London airport and the rest from another? Also, wasn’t there talk of Loganair launching SEN-EDI? When will that be? Seems lik...

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by 8herveg
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 894
Views: 115034

Re: Wizz Air News & Expansion

I assume these are route to Southend, ie flying in from other bases? Yes, indeed. Some reduction in flying from LTN (Sibiu). SEN gives subsidies to airlines like Ryanair and easyJet. FR in SEN is not doing very well with cuts expected, so this comes handy for W6. How do you know this about FR out o...

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by 8herveg
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Heathrow (LHR) 2019 New Routes
Replies: 252
Views: 65093

Re: London Heathrow (LHR) 2019 New Routes

What’s the reason for the HAV flight moving to LHR? Seems odd a 2 x weekly flight O & D would be based out of LHR over LGW? Especially as LGW has all the other Caribbean flights.

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by 8herveg
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 711
Views: 140726

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

I wonder if VS will launch BOM and/or DEL. Particularly BOM, to fill in the gap left my 9W? The demand is obviously there.

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by 8herveg
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Heathrow (LHR) 2019 New Routes
Replies: 252
Views: 65093

Re: London Heathrow (LHR) 2019 New Routes

From 28 March 2020, Delta Airlines will be increasing its London Heathrow to New York JFK route to 3x daily, with a new daytime flight on the JFK-LHR sector Wow. More seats on LHR-JFK. I'm guessing this is an addition, rather than replacing one of the VS flights? Where did they get the slot from, i...

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by 8herveg
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 711
Views: 140726

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Why are KEF and LIS operated with domestic B757's, with only Premium Economy? Is there not enough demand for a Business Seat? Or do they just not have enough aircraft? Surely there would be enough demand to fill up to 16 Business Class seats a day? And just to clarify are the are the lie-flat seats ...

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by 8herveg
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 711
Views: 140726

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

It seems all positive as far as I’m concerned. It offers more seats (over 2300 per week versus the 1600 currently offered), it increases traveller flexibility, it brings Delta back to Manchester (and thus means routes can mix and match as to what’s suits the route best) and it should improve yield....

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by 8herveg
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 711
Views: 140726

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

To add this news to the thread, VS’s 3x weekly MAN-BOS service on the A330 is due to be replaced by DL on a daily B752 BOS-MAN. No information on whether this is year round, but an indication that VS/DL are aiming to develop the market between their secondary TATL hubs. I'm guessing this is being s...

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by 8herveg
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Heathrow (LHR) 2019 New Routes
Replies: 252
Views: 65093

Re: London Heathrow (LHR) 2019 New Routes

VS already does las vegas (VS 155/156): so what is new here? or is it going from seasonal to year round ? VS transferred Las Vegas from LGW to LHR in February 2019. It was previously year round from LGW and not seasonal, it is still year round now that's it at LHR, it's flown by the B789. As far as...

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by 8herveg
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Future Fleet Matrix for LHR, LGW, and MAN
Replies: 31
Views: 9144

Re: Virgin Atlantic Future Fleet Matrix for LHR, LGW, and MAN

When the A350 starts the MCO run will it have a reduced Upper Class cabin? The 747 has 14 seats which they don't seem to have trouble filling but the A350 has 44 which seems a bit of an overkill. Will they modify the LGW based fleet perhaps? If you look at previous posts and articles on their new A...

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by 8herveg
Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic to cancel St Lucia
Replies: 42
Views: 11928

Re: Virgin Atlantic to cancel St Lucia

It seems to me they are completely re-shuffling in advance of the 744's leaving the fleet. It seems they want MAN all VS metal, so a mix of 330's and 350's will be up at MAN once the 744's go. 2 350's doing MCO and JFK with the remainder on A330-2/3 and potentially in the future neos. Thus leaving ...

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by 8herveg
Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic to cancel St Lucia
Replies: 42
Views: 11928

Re: Virgin Atlantic to cancel St Lucia

After announcing the cancellation of the St. Lucia service Virgin Atlantic have also confirmed that their Gatwick to Havana service is being moved to Heathrow. https://www.businesstraveller.com/business-travel/2019/07/29/virgin-atlantic-to-drop-st-lucia-route/ Ben That leaves MCO, BGI, GND, TAB, MB...

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by 8herveg
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Luton Airport build its original terminal in that specific position?
Replies: 17
Views: 4885

Why did Luton Airport build its original terminal in that specific position?

IMO, the layout of Luton Airport is pretty illogical. I know it's an old airfield and there have been multiple changes, extensions etc. over the years - but having looked at some photos from when it was first built, even the original terminal (I think?) was built where the old part of the current wh...

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by 8herveg
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK Thread - 2019
Replies: 156
Views: 26736

Re: Rest of the UK Thread - 2019

Lufthansa will launch Munich (MUC) to Newcastle (NCL) flights from 3 February 2020 on a daily (excluding Saturday) basis https://twitter.com/SeanM1997/status/1141246703250661376?s=19 Interesting. Why do you think they launched MUC over FRA - isn't the latter the bigger hub? FRA has more Longhaul de...

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by 8herveg
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK Thread - 2019
Replies: 156
Views: 26736

Re: Rest of the UK Thread - 2019

https://twitter.com/SeanM1997/status/11 ... 61376?s=19


Interesting. Why do you think they launched MUC over FRA - isn't the latter the bigger hub?
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SeanM1997 wrote:
Lufthansa will launch Munich (MUC) to Newcastle (NCL) flights from 3 February 2020 on a daily (excluding Saturday) basis

https://twitter.com/SeanM1997/status/11 ... 61376?s=19


Interesting. Why do you think they launched MUC over FRA - isn't the latter the bigger hub?

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by 8herveg
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Virgin Atlantic ordering/leasing 14 A330-900neo's plus 6 options
Replies: 178
Views: 34725

Re: Confirmed: Virgin Atlantic ordering/leasing 14 A330-900neo's plus 6 options

One point that has flown under the radar is their plans at Gatwick. I assume their intention is to consolidate their London flying at LHR, but this is my speculation. Virgin are very quiet in Gatwick and they don't have that many departures from there but their head office is also I think (at) Gatw...

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by 8herveg
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Loganair Thread
Replies: 80
Views: 12288

Re: Loganair thread - 2019

by738 wrote:
I think they'll want to see how the other SEN services do. Loads on some services ex ABZ ok, GLA not so.


Good point. How do you know this though by the way?

I always thought Loganair would be better suited to LCY. Could compete well with BA on the Scottish routes.

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by 8herveg
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Loganair Thread
Replies: 80
Views: 12288

Re: Loganair thread - 2019

PlaneMad134 wrote:
Apparently Loganair may be announcing some new routes soon.


There was talk of them launching SEN-EDI 'later in the year' so I wonder if they'll announce that?

I also wonder if they'll move the Dundee and Derry flights from STN to SEN? Would make sense given Loganair operate from SEN already.

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by 8herveg
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer
Replies: 298
Views: 65475

Re: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer

Weren't the BA CityFlyer aircraft delivered from 2009? 10 years ago? Surely too early to be making an order for replacement aircraft? Won't they have another 10 years left in them?

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by 8herveg
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Virgin Atlantic ordering/leasing 14 A330-900neo's plus 6 options
Replies: 178
Views: 34725

Re: Virgin Atlantic Close to A330neo order

Would these be to be based in MAN do you think? And to be replaced with the current A330’s?

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by 8herveg
Wed May 22, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS announce BOM return
Replies: 47
Views: 8929

Re: VS announce BOM return

Great detail SeanM1997. Do you think VS could/would ever serve ICN? They could codeshare with KE? And what about BKK? I know not much premium traffic, so/but could work from LGW? They're the only other "east" destinations I could see working from LON, aside from the above you've mentioned.

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by 8herveg
Fri May 10, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 219746

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread

So TCX serve the following long-haul destinations from MAN: Antigua Barbados Cancún Cayo Coco Goa Holguín Las Vegas Los Angeles Mauritius Montego Bay New York JFK Orlando Punta Cana San Francisco Seattle St Lucia Tobago Varadero Of those, the following are served by VS already from MAN: Barbados Las...

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by 8herveg
Fri May 10, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 219746

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread

If VS DID buy TCX long haul, I can’t imagine they’d continue to operate all the routes that TCX do. I wouldn’t have thought places like Cayo Coco, Holguin, Varadero etc. would be as commercially viable with the VS model. But I could be wrong? I could see them maintain the likes of SEA, SFO, MRU, CUN...

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by 8herveg
Thu May 09, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do the same flights from LGW and LHR operate from both because they can't get slots from LHR?
Replies: 4
Views: 1315

Re: Do the same flights from LGW and LHR operate from both because they can't get slots from LHR?

Aegean - its Winter Seasonal, and only on days where the 1215 LHR departure doesn't operate so highly likely it would transfer if it could Aer Lingus - Unlikely. It complements the BA LGW schedule, and EI already have a huge number of slots at LHR. This is complementary to that too Air Malta - LGW ...

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by 8herveg
Thu May 09, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do the same flights from LGW and LHR operate from both because they can't get slots from LHR?
Replies: 4
Views: 1315

Do the same flights from LGW and LHR operate from both because they can't get slots from LHR?

I was wondering, do the following flights operate from both LGW and LHR because they can't get the slots at LHR? If they COULD get the slots at LHR, would they more than likely just operate the flights from LHR? Surely this would save costs? I know in some cases - mainly BA - there's a market to ope...

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by 8herveg
Thu May 09, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Air Transat a scheduled or charter airline? Or both? Could or would they ever merge with WestJet?
Replies: 15
Views: 3256

Re: Is Air Transat a scheduled or charter airline? Or both? Could or would they ever merge with WestJet?

Is Air Transat a scheduled or charter airline? Or both? If both, which routes are scheduled and which are charter? Do they use the same aircraft for both? How to most Europeans book Air Transat flights? Directly/online or with a package? I can't imagine many Europeans know of TS, compared to the li...

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by 8herveg
Thu May 09, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Air Transat a scheduled or charter airline? Or both? Could or would they ever merge with WestJet?
Replies: 15
Views: 3256

Is Air Transat a scheduled or charter airline? Or both? Could or would they ever merge with WestJet?

Is Air Transat a scheduled or charter airline? Or both? If both, which routes are scheduled and which are charter? Do they use the same aircraft for both? How to most Europeans book Air Transat flights? Directly/online or with a package? I can't imagine many Europeans know of TS, compared to the lik...

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