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by BealineV953
Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines Announces Codeshare Agreement With British Airways (Finally...)
Replies: 35
Views: 8057

Re: Malaysia Airlines Announces Codeshare Agreement With British Airways (Finally...)

The BA SYD flights were all via BKK in the 90's, although you did have LH and NG operating via KUL to SYD/MEL. As for VS... Yes there were VS crew on board the MH flights, but I can't recall VS operating to SYD with leased MH 747's... The Flight global article states that was an intention, but did ...

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by BealineV953
Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines Announces Codeshare Agreement With British Airways (Finally...)
Replies: 35
Views: 8057

Re: Malaysia Airlines Announces Codeshare Agreement With British Airways (Finally...)

British Airways previously operated several flights on a daily basis through Kuala Lumpur with the B744. The majority of those triple daily B744's were flying onto destinations in Australia and New Zealand as well as Brunei and Indonesia such as Adelaide, Auckland, Bander Seri Begawan, Brisbane, Ch...

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by BealineV953
Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines Announces Codeshare Agreement With British Airways (Finally...)
Replies: 35
Views: 8057

Re: Malaysia Airlines Announces Codeshare Agreement With British Airways (Finally...)

I thought BA pulled out of KUL around 1997 after MH & VS codeshared on the route. I'm sure VS were flying a couple of 747400 rotations a week to bring the sevice to double daily between them. I've been trying to find the date on which BA pulled off KUL. Haven't found the date yet, but it wasn't...

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by BealineV953
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines Announces Codeshare Agreement With British Airways (Finally...)
Replies: 35
Views: 8057

Re: Malaysia Airlines Announces Codeshare Agreement With British Airways (Finally...)

KUL-LHR double daily on A359s, too bad I remember them being triple daily on B744s. Oh how times change. British Airways previously operated several flights on a daily basis through Kuala Lumpur with the B744. The majority of those triple daily B744's were flying onto destinations in Australia and ...

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by BealineV953
Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines Announces Codeshare Agreement With British Airways (Finally...)
Replies: 35
Views: 8057

Re: Malaysia Airlines Announces Codeshare Agreement With British Airways (Finally...)

KUL-LHR double daily on A359s, too bad I remember them being triple daily on B744s. Oh how times change. British Airways previously operated several flights on a daily basis through Kuala Lumpur with the B744. The majority of those triple daily B744's were flying onto destinations in Australia and ...

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by BealineV953
Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/oneworld Needs a Win
Replies: 123
Views: 19518

Re: AA/oneworld Needs a Win

How about AA codeshares with SKY in Chile and Peru? Not directed towards you, but in general: why this obsession of codeshares? Does it make any passenger more satisfied or happy if the flight you are on has an AA flight number, even though everything else about it is SKY Airline? (Apart from the c...

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by BealineV953
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Gatwick Slots - Willie Walsh
Replies: 52
Views: 14253

Re: Thomas Cook Gatwick Slots - Willie Walsh

Would that mean U2 could be unable to acquire anymore LGW slots, due to their position? That would be for the regulator to decide. I wouldn’t rule U2 out of the race though, stranger decisions towards incumbents have been made in the past. Awarding additional slots to U2 may depend, for example, up...

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by BealineV953
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Gatwick Slots - Willie Walsh
Replies: 52
Views: 14253

Re: Thomas Cook Gatwick Slots - Willie Walsh

Vueling began operations in 2004. Iberian owned around 45% of the airline. Clickair was formed in 2006. In 2009 Vueling and Clickair merged, taking the Vueling name. In 2013 IAG acquired 44% of Vueling. Together with the Iberia share, this gave IAG control of the company. [...] Being picky, I belie...

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by BealineV953
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Gatwick Slots - Willie Walsh
Replies: 52
Views: 14253

Re: Thomas Cook Gatwick Slots - Willie Walsh

A post wholly unsupported by the facts. IAG only have 20% of LGW slots. U2 have the most, at 40% - roughly double what IAG has. Would that mean U2 could be unable to acquire anymore LGW slots, due to their position? That would be for the regulator to decide. I wouldn’t rule U2 out of the race thoug...

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by BealineV953
Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Gatwick Slots - Willie Walsh
Replies: 52
Views: 14253

Re: Thomas Cook Gatwick Slots - Willie Walsh

With the ongoing 737MAX and 787 engine issues, at this time finding additional capacity like that might not be easy. It may be possible for BA to slow the rate of A319 retirements. Or make some “sister airline” use those slots if they are suitable. Vueling comes to mind from any of its bases. Or IB...

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by BealineV953
Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Gatwick Slots - Willie Walsh
Replies: 52
Views: 14253

Re: Thomas Cook Gatwick Slots - Willie Walsh

How many slots did Thomas Cook have ? If I was B6 I would be trying to get at least 4 slot pairs then heck, lease them out until you are ready to go with your own metal. I’m not that sure that you can hold slots rights at an airport and not fly there. If you hold 20 daily pairs and lease out a coup...

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by BealineV953
Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Gatwick Slots - Willie Walsh
Replies: 52
Views: 14253

Re: Thomas Cook Gatwick Slots - Willie Walsh

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by BealineV953
Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Gatwick Slots - Willie Walsh
Replies: 52
Views: 14253

Re: Thomas Cook Gatwick Slots - Willie Walsh

Neither Level or Veuling have any more spare aircraft than BA. Remember the IAG 737Max plan is to be BA liveried at LGW.... When IAG bought the Monarch slots at LGW, BA used two Titan A320s, a Titan 737-400 and a Privatair 737-700 for additional services to use the slots. With the ongoing 737MAX an...

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by BealineV953
Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 226307

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread

Exchange rate restrictions: In July 1966 the UK Government imposed a £50 ‘travel allowance’ limit for British citizens. For travel, UK citizens could exchange only £50 into foreign currency. Back then £50 went a lot further than it does today (£50 then is worth more than £900 today) but it may not ...

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by BealineV953
Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many DC-3's are still operational?
Replies: 13
Views: 2502

Re: How many DC-3's are still operational?

DALMD80 wrote:
Do all the Basler BT-67 conversions count?


Roy Blewett's figures include Basler BT-67, DC-3-65TP and the small number of other turbine conversions.

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by BealineV953
Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 226307

Re: Updated: Thomas Cook Files for U.S. Bankruptcy Protection

Very good analysis BealineV953! You're right about TUI selling flights on a 'seat-only' basis and at one point they had their own LCC (the original Thomsonfly) alongside Britannia before merging them into Thomsonfly. Jet2 was the other way round, starting off as a LCC before launching Jet2Holidays ...

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by BealineV953
Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 226307

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread

Exchange rate restrictions: In July 1966 the UK Government imposed a £50 ‘travel allowance’ limit for British citizens. For travel, UK citizens could exchange only £50 into foreign currency. Back then £50 went a lot further than it does today (£50 then is worth more than £900 today) but it may not ...

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by BealineV953
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 226307

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread

Monarch had very little in the way of assets when Greybull rode into town, all they had going for them was a bunch of 737Max’s on order, perhaps they saw value in that. After Monarch ceased trading the slots it held at LGW were treated as assets and sold. For UK airports this was unusual; typically...

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by BealineV953
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 226307

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread

For a long long time, I've been curious: Why have "tour & package holiday" companies such as Thomas Cook long occupied a larger segment of the market in Europe than in the USA and elsewhere? Here in the States, their share of the market is tiny by comparison to the UK and Europe. Secu...

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by BealineV953
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many DC-3's are still operational?
Replies: 13
Views: 2502

Re: How many DC-3's are still operational?

The 2017 edition of 'Survivors' (Roy Blewett) lists 199 DC-3s as being airworthy at that time. This was down from 417 in 2002. In addition, Roy lists: 33 DC-3s under restoration 389 on display 24 used for non-destructive training 160 stored, could be made flyable 24 used for non-destructive training...

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by BealineV953
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways 747 Route Network of the past.
Replies: 100
Views: 14464

Re: British Airways 747 Route Network of the past.

From the introduction of the B747 into the BOAC fleet in 1970 upto the merger with British Airways and BCAL in 1988 and the introduction of the B777 in 1995 the B747 was flown throughout the airline's long haul network during that period which included the following destinations with other destinat...

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by BealineV953
Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways 747 Route Network of the past.
Replies: 100
Views: 14464

Re: British Airways 747 Route Network of the past.

This is incorrect, Japan Airlines was the largest B747 operator in the world at any one time. Japan Airlines had a large B747 fleet consisting of many different variants and short-haul / long-haul / freighter sub-types; - 20x B747-100 - 22x B747-200B - 6x B747-SR - 14x B747-200F - 19x B747-300 - 28...

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by BealineV953
Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways 747 Route Network of the past.
Replies: 100
Views: 14464

Re: British Airways 747 Route Network of the past.

It might be easier to work out where they didn't fly as the 747 has been British Airways most humorous long-haul aircraft until the late naughties when retirements and 777 deliveries tipped the balance. In the 90’s the 747 dominated BAs network, the Tristar was retired in October 91, the 777 arrive...

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by BealineV953
Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways 747 Route Network of the past.
Replies: 100
Views: 14464

Re: British Airways 747 Route Network of the past.

From the introduction of the B747 into the BOAC fleet in 1970 upto the merger with British Airways and BCAL in 1988 and the introduction of the B777 in 1995 the B747 was flown throughout the airline's long haul network during that period which included the following destinations with other destinat...

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by BealineV953
Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways 747 Route Network of the past.
Replies: 100
Views: 14464

Re: British Airways 747 Route Network of the past.

A little more on the BA Regional 757s. BA Regional (BAR) operated two B757s (G-BPEC & ‘EE) from January ’95 to October ’98. By summer ’97 they were operating daily BHX-JFK-YYZ and GLA-JFK-BOS services. They were configured with 18 ClubWorld and 138 WorldTraveller seats. I don’t mean to contradic...

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