I'm on the children should pay full price side im afraid !! Just because people are short of money shouldn't give them the right to bring an extra passenger onboard regardless of their age. I cant afford a Ferrari so does that mean I should be offered one at a 50% discount because it will help my mo...Jump to post
STT757, Your right - the US domestic market is the largest in the world. Why open it up to European carriers. On the other hand <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> is the glittering prize on the international stage - why open it up to more US carriers? What ...Jump to post
I got offered money by SAS many times to take later flights because of overbooking. Usually $200 or $300 in cash. One of the few times I took them up on the offer was a good day - I was booked on a flight from Oslo to Manchester via <acronym title="Copenhagen - Kastrup (CPH / EKCH), Denmark">CPH</ac...Jump to post
Out of interest - was there anything stopping <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> buying the slots from <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> - okay they couldnt use them because of Bermuda <acronym title="Business Air (United Kingdom)">II</acronym> - but could the...Jump to post
Dear Mr Bethune, Life is a bitch aint it <img src="/discussions/graphics/winkani.gif" ALT="Wink/being sarcastic"> Virgin in the UK have a Wine club - maybe Bethune and Branson could create a whiners club. Seriously though - access to <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingd...Jump to post
I flew Concorde last year - I never got round to writing a full trip report - I tagged onto GDB's <a href="http://www.airliners.net/discussions/trip_reports/read.main/25661/" target=_blank>http://www.airliners.net/discussions/trip_reports/read.main/25661/</a> I also posted a small tribute in <a href...Jump to post
Harm, As I said in the other thread - this has got to be the best Concorde shot I have seen (why werent you around <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> last year when I was on G-BOAD ? <img src="/discussions/graphics/winkani.gif" ALT="Wink/being sarcast...Jump to post
Jacques60, The only problem with your statement about it being initiated by CdG was that the french design at the time was for a much smaller and shorter ranged aircraft. The UK design was for something with transatlantic range - with around 100 passengers - something rather strangely like Concorde....Jump to post
To be honest - im not entirely convinced <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> will be a customer for the 7e7. Mainly because in the past <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> have been reluctant to fly larger aircraft out of anywhere other than <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW ...Jump to post
767Lover - no problem with the aircraft going tech - it happens to all airlines at some point. However at least the <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> passengers got a bus, last time I had a <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> aircraft go tech they rebooked me on SAA (<acronym t...Jump to post
If the 7e7 produces the performances stated by Boeing then its going to be a red hot seller. As far as I can see the only drawbacks at present are the 'vapourware' aspects of it. If Boeing are prepared to accept orders and provide performance guarantee's then it can't help but be a success. The only...Jump to post
The backup aircraft is parked to the left of the prime aircraft as you look out of the terminal from the Concorde lounge at Heathrow.
From the Concorde lounge you get a great view of two Concordes !!
20 years ago I took my first flight - at the time it was special, even though it was only a 2 hour charter flight. Since then I have flown more times than I can count, certainly up into the thousands. Flying has become normal, distinctly average, even to the point where I consider flying as no more ...Jump to post
Just out of interest will the test flights be made 330 minutes away from the nearest suitable airport - or will it just simulate the conditions by flying around in circles near a suitable airport?
Just wondering if they where prepared to put their money where their mouth is?
Skymonster, Half the problem with getting a potentially airworthy frame back into the skies is because it has stopped being airworthy and now requires spare parts and serious maintenance etc. to get it back to airworthiness in some cases spares are not available and have to be fabricated. The last V...Jump to post
The Concorde lounge at Heathrow is not dedicated to just Concorde passengers (the one thing that I found annoying - the lounge gets rather full of passengers from other flights which removes some of the shine from the Concorde Experience). I guess this is because with only a single flight per day it...Jump to post
Cedarjet, The important difference is that many of these old aircraft are maintained by enthusiasts rather than by people trained on the aircraft. In the case of <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> - they have the experience and also the spare parts - they have a current spares inventory w...Jump to post
I do hope your being sarcastic about this being a media revelation !!
BMI Longhaul is excellent at least in business class - whilst the seats lag behind <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> club - the service certainly doesn't. The few flights I have made on <acronym title="Bloomington / Normal - Central Illinois Regional (BMI / KBMI), USA - Illinois">BMI</ac...Jump to post
I have no problem with flying twins long haul - but even I get a little nervous at the idea of being 330 minutes away from a suitable landing site on a twin. Engines suffer failures primarily during high stress situations (i.e. taking off), if your relying on a single engine working at a high thrust...Jump to post
Dont know if its a silly topic - but Ryanair get my vote - nice of them to leave me stranded in Dublin a couple of years back thanks to an aircraft going tech. 'Dont worry sir - you will get a refund' !! Yeah that helps me a lot in my current circumstances - I get my £56 back but how exactly do I cr...Jump to post
Strange because in my experience, having crossed the North sea around 100 times with SAS - landings in Copenhagen are always a little rough - and in those circumstances the 737 came off noticeable worse than the MD80 - turbulence always seemed to be more pronounced on the 737 than on the MD80. Only ...Jump to post
DoorsToManual, I know - and kudos to you for saying it !! But in this instance - with regards to any of the competing airlines on the route BMIA330 wants to fly - <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> is the only airline with a noticeably better seat pitch. All of the rest have the s...Jump to post
Never had a bad flight on <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> - IMHO the F/A's are amonst the best in the industry including those from Gatwick. I have tried most of the alternatives, UAL, <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>, <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO...Jump to post
Simon, Your absolutely right - but how many clubs keeping a spitfire in the air have another 6 aircraft they can use for spare parts ? <img src="/discussions/graphics/winkani.gif" ALT="Wink/being sarcastic"> Its definately not going to be cheap - but if <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acr...Jump to post
Guys, The world is full of aircraft not supported by the manufacturer anymore - how many Spitfires, Mustangs, Hurricanes, Buffalo's, B17's, Gloucestor Meteors, etc. are still flying ? Where there is the will there is the way !!! RickB P.s. I appreciate the extra complexity of Concorde - its an extra...Jump to post
Cedarjet, I would rather hope that G-BOAD will find a home in the UK - afterall she currently holds a number of records not least the one saying she is the only supersonic airliner I have crossed the Atlantic on !! Given the antithesis shown by the US for Concorde in the early years - the idea that ...Jump to post
Any idea on the source for the 767's?
Would be nice to see a new operator out of Manchester - but they have less than a couple of months before services start - would of thought we would of heard more about it by now - after all - they have to get the passengers from somewhere !!
The only hope we had left was that some agreement could of been reached about flights at airshows etc. without passengers. However this looks like it has come to nothing. Sadly in 2 weeks time, supersonic flight for anyone outside of the military will end. Even then, Mach 2.0 will remain nothing mor...Jump to post
Look at it this way - last time I flew United <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> > <acronym title="Honolulu - International / Hickam AFB (HNL / HIK / PHNL / PHIK), USA - Hawaii">HNL</acronym> > <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / ...Jump to post
Have to say that economy on Virgin has gone to the dogs lately !! Drinks are dispensed from large bottles rather than the individual ones you get on <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> (i.e. if you ask for a coke - you get virgin cola from a 2 litre bottle poured into a beaker rather than ...Jump to post
Dynkrisolo, Airbus was able to undercut Boeing for precisely the reasons I listed - they had more margin to play with - yet you stick to your accusation that : - 'Airbus lost money on the 35 or so new and second-hand 342/3s that they had placed with various airlines when Airbus had to compete with B...Jump to post
A few years ago - we booked a fly drive through a company called Travelcity - from <acronym title="Manchester - International (Ringway) (MAN / EGCC), United Kingdom">MAN</acronym> to <acronym title="Orlando - International (McCoy) (MCO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO</acronym>. We were flying on ATA on ...Jump to post
Ka, My point exactly - people make sweeping statements saying 'Airbus lost lots of money on 35 aircraft' or vice versa yet they have no idea about the actual numbers involved but they take their own opinion as a gospel fact and are totally unprepared to hear anything that deviates from their own opi...Jump to post
Thanks mate - you made my point excellently 'Why don't you go talk to a businessman and see if anyone will pay original purchase price + margins for a used equipment'
Why do you think Boeing have had the A340's for so long !!!
You finally figured out my point !!!
Dynkrisolo, Again you have no facts to back up your opinion. What is it with the anti-airbus crowd - you make sweeping statements based on a whim and seemingly little more. Airbus made healthy profits over the duration it sold the 35 aircraft you mention making the scenario where it was forced to se...Jump to post