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by BealineV953
Mon Dec 07, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG low cost divisions question
Replies: 4
Views: 1531

Re: IAG low cost divisions question

What is the purpose of IB Express considering IAG (and Spain) has Vueling? Iberia cabin crew have some some years operated on a similar basis to BA Mixed Fleet (and the new fleet) on a range of aircraft covering longhaul and shorthaul so crew flexibility already existed - IB Express has its own cab...

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by BealineV953
Thu Dec 03, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA 767s: Where did they fly?
Replies: 84
Views: 7322

Re: BA 767s: Where did they fly?

Tried to caught one on LHR-ARN in 2018, but it was almost £150 more expensive than SAS. So it's a big nope for a student like me. Kinda regret it now though. I can understand that, I'm very happy I managed to catch a 767 LHR-ARN before they were replaced with A32Xs, even if a SAS was a lot cheaper…...

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by BealineV953
Wed Dec 02, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA fleet parking thread
Replies: 523
Views: 125210

Re: Updated: BA fleet parking, 747 fleet retired

https://twitter.com/mzulqarnainbut1/status/1314928592359481344?s=21 BA will begin to move 380s to proper long term storage Over the past week or so... G-XLEF, XEG, XEI, XEL positioned to Madrid for storage. G-XLEA, XEB positioned to Teruel for storage. Yesterday, 1st December, G-XLEK positioned to ...

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by BealineV953
Tue Dec 01, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What has become of IAG LOI to order 737MAX ?
Replies: 69
Views: 13383

Re: What has become of IAG LOI to order 737MAX ?

For BA at T5, handling baggage in containers is way more efficient than handling loose bags. Containers are much quicker to load and unload than loose loading, and fewer loaders are needed. Frankly, I’d be shocked if a new build terminal on the scale of T5 with the sort of schedule and mix of servi...

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by BealineV953
Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What has become of IAG LOI to order 737MAX ?
Replies: 69
Views: 13383

Re: What has become of IAG LOI to order 737MAX ?

Since Covid, BA is considering leaving LGW which will probably mean the MAX order won't happen. The MAX was targeted to operate out of LGW and can't be moved to LHR due to non-containerised luggage. I am getting flashbacks to the time people got into a passionate argument about baggage containers o...

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by BealineV953
Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What has become of IAG LOI to order 737MAX ?
Replies: 69
Views: 13383

Re: What has become of IAG LOI to order 737MAX ?

Typically containerised are operated from LHR and bulk loaded from LGW, though there are exceptions. The Terminal 5 baggage systems and resources are designed around handling containerised baggage. As mentioned above, loose load BA Airbuses do from time to time operate from LHR. I believe that they...

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by BealineV953
Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What has become of IAG LOI to order 737MAX ?
Replies: 69
Views: 13383

Re: What has become of IAG LOI to order 737MAX ?

So small not to be worth the trouble when at the same time they express interest in getting 200 Max planes that would go to Gatwick??? In June ‘19, a week after the IAG 737 MAX LOI was announced, IAG released a statement saying: "The mix of 737-8 and 737-10 aircraft would be delivered between ...

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by BealineV953
Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What has become of IAG LOI to order 737MAX ?
Replies: 69
Views: 13383

Re: What has become of IAG LOI to order 737MAX ?

So why wouldn't they go for containerised baggage-system at LGW to increase revenue and reduce costs there too? BA is not the sole tenant of the South terminal at Gatwick, and so can not dictate how the baggage processes and systems work. Also, Gatwick's South terminal is old (50+ years?). With LHR...

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by BealineV953
Mon Nov 30, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What has become of IAG LOI to order 737MAX ?
Replies: 69
Views: 13383

Re: What has become of IAG LOI to order 737MAX ?

...it’s clear that while T5 is set up to handle containerised aircraft, that is because BA’s whole operation is containerised, rather than because it’s impossible to handle a non-containerised operation there. I cannot for 1 second accept that a major infrastructure project such as T5, which is own...

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by BealineV953
Mon Nov 30, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What has become of IAG LOI to order 737MAX ?
Replies: 69
Views: 13383

Re: What has become of IAG LOI to order 737MAX ?

Are you sure about the bmi A320s, I thought they were loose loaded? What about those delivered to BA but sent to LGW (UUS-UUZ) and fitted with the rubber protective insert? Do you know if they still have it? Hello. I retired from BA a couple of years ago. I still have a copy of a BA Ops document th...

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by BealineV953
Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What has become of IAG LOI to order 737MAX ?
Replies: 69
Views: 13383

Re: What has become of IAG LOI to order 737MAX ?

Some of the BD ex Bmed ones are bulk, Of the ex-BMed via bmi Airbuses, only A320 G-MEDK is loose load. All the ex-BMed A321s are containerised. As in post 31 above: All of the A319s, A320s and A321s ordered by and delivered to BA are containerised. All of the ex-BMed A321s (G-MEDx) are containerise...

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by BealineV953
Mon Nov 30, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What has become of IAG LOI to order 737MAX ?
Replies: 69
Views: 13383

Re: What has become of IAG LOI to order 737MAX ?

All of the A319s, A320s and A321s ordered by and delivered to BA are containerised. All of the ex-BMed A321s (G-MEDx) are containerised. All of the ex-BMI A320s (G-MIDx) are containerised. The ex-BMed A320 (G-MEDK) is loose load. All of the ex-BMI A319s (G-DBCx) are loose load. All of the second ha...

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by BealineV953
Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What has become of IAG LOI to order 737MAX ?
Replies: 69
Views: 13383

Re: What has become of IAG LOI to order 737MAX ?

Since Covid, BA is considering leaving LGW which will probably mean the MAX order won't happen. The MAX was targeted to operate out of LGW and can't be moved to LHR due to non-containerised luggage. It wasn't only for BA at LGW but also VY at BCN. I believe it was split half and half among the two ...

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by BealineV953
Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What has become of IAG LOI to order 737MAX ?
Replies: 69
Views: 13383

Re: What has become of IAG LOI to order 737MAX ?

BA flies the A320 family. They are bulk loaded. BA’s A320s are not bulk loaded, they take containers. Some of the BD ex Bmed ones are bulk, Of the ex-BMed via bmi Airbuses, only A320 G-MEDK is loose load. All the ex-BMed A321s are containerised. As in post 31 above: All of the A319s, A320s and A321...

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by BealineV953
Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What has become of IAG LOI to order 737MAX ?
Replies: 69
Views: 13383

Re: What has become of IAG LOI to order 737MAX ?

With all of the current political issues surrounding Brexit, the single market, free trade and more between the UK and Europe, it’s safe to say those 737’s will be delivered. Each side already threatening each other with import / export tariffs, Airbus threatened to close the UK wing plant, and let...

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by BealineV953
Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What has become of IAG LOI to order 737MAX ?
Replies: 69
Views: 13383

Re: What has become of IAG LOI to order 737MAX ?

BA flies the A320 family. They are bulk loaded. Your statement makes no sense Nope BA A32x models out of Heathrow are containerised Now they do have one at Gatwick that isn’t G-MEDK though To clarify, the airline does own a mix of both, but most are containerised. Any 319/320/321s bought fresh from...

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by BealineV953
Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who were the "seven sisters of Western European Aviation" during the 70s?
Replies: 28
Views: 4500

Re: Who were the "seven sisters of Western European Aviation" during the 70s?

Never heard that phrase before either but I think it refers to the joint maintenance pool and cooperation that existed between some European Airlines. I think it included AY, SK, KL, SN, SR, IB and AZ and specifically for the DC-10 that all of these airlines flew. I could be wrong.. The777Man I thi...

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by BealineV953
Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA fleet parking thread
Replies: 523
Views: 125210

Re: Updated: BA fleet parking, 747 fleet retired

Opus99 wrote:
https://twitter.com/mzulqarnainbut1/status/1314928592359481344?s=21

BA will begin to move 380s to proper long term storage



Over the past week or so...
G-XLEF, XEG, XEI, XEL positioned to Madrid for storage.
G-XLEA, XEB positioned to Teruel for storage.

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by BealineV953
Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA fleet parking thread
Replies: 523
Views: 125210

Re: Updated: BA fleet parking, 747 fleet retired

At least 30 A320s arrived Palma last week, plus 34 A319/20/21 are at Glasgow. Also 25 or so at Gatwick, many ferried from Heathrow this week The entire A321 fleet (ceos, not neos) positioned to Madrid over the past week or so, most from GLA. BA Source has two of them making the trip for maintenance...

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by BealineV953
Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA fleet parking thread
Replies: 523
Views: 125210

Re: Updated: BA fleet parking, 747 fleet retired

Thanks for posting the resting places of many of the 744's. NONE of the BA 744's will fly again with any owner, or are likely to ever fly again in any capacity. Yesterday (23NOV) G-BYGG positioned from CWL to St Athan. This followed an abortive attempt to make the short trip on 20NOV. My guess is t...

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by BealineV953
Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA 767s: Where did they fly?
Replies: 84
Views: 7322

Re: BA 767s: Where did they fly?

Any particular reason why ARN got a regular 767 service? It's not that big of a city in terms of population compared to other European 767 destinations like FRA/AMS/FCO and its "close" enough to LHR unlike IST/LCA. I was thinking that cargo might be the reason, but they replace the 767 fl...

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by BealineV953
Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA 767s: Where did they fly?
Replies: 84
Views: 7322

Re: BA 767s: Where did they fly?

Back in the late 1980's and early 1990's, BA flew their 767-300's to SFO and LAX. BA didn't have 767-300ER in the 1980's, they arrived from 1990 onwards. There was a short lived MAN - LAX sometime during the mid 1990's (1997!?). I believe it was a responce to VS who we're considering operaring the ...

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by BealineV953
Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA 767s: Where did they fly?
Replies: 84
Views: 7322

Re: BA 767s: Where did they fly?

I was sat on this BA 763 from MAN to JFK on 6th October 2007. So glad someone captured the rotation. https://www.airliners.net/photo/British-Airways/Boeing-767-336-ER/1284887?qsp=eJwljkEOgzAMBP/iM0gJ0CK4lQ%2BUQz9gJS5EoiRyXKkI8feGcFvZM2vvYPwq9JPXFgh6iIRsZiggIOMnQr8DOjaMbxkwOnNhVVN3xblY3Hpaum5qnSTjv6...

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by BealineV953
Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA 767s: Where did they fly?
Replies: 84
Views: 7322

Re: BA 767s: Where did they fly?

I was sat on this BA 763 from MAN to JFK on 6th October 2007. So glad someone captured the rotation. https://www.airliners.net/photo/British-Airways/Boeing-767-336-ER/1284887?qsp=eJwljkEOgzAMBP/iM0gJ0CK4lQ%2BUQz9gJS5EoiRyXKkI8feGcFvZM2vvYPwq9JPXFgh6iIRsZiggIOMnQr8DOjaMbxkwOnNhVVN3xblY3Hpaum5qnSTjv6...

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by BealineV953
Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA 767s: Where did they fly?
Replies: 84
Views: 7322

Re: BA 767s: Where did they fly?

The BA Regional 767s were G-BNWN, G-BNWO and G-BNWU There were 1 or 2 757s (G-BPEC & G-BPEE) on hand. BA277/276 MAN-LAX BA183/182 MAN-JFK Think BA187/186 was GLA-JFK-BOS and BA185/184 was BHX-JFK-YYZ but allowed international passenger to do MAN-JFK-YYZ, MAN-JFK-BOS, GLA-JFK-YYZ (no rights JFK-...

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by BealineV953
Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA 767s: Where did they fly?
Replies: 84
Views: 7322

Re: BA 767s: Where did they fly?

I was 767 crew from when I joined at LGW in ‘97 and was on it until they retired them a few years ago. So during that time I flew it to; New York JFK, Baltimore, Charlotte, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Chicago, Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Nassau (continuing to Grand Cayman, or Turks and Caicos), Bermu...

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by BealineV953
Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA 767s: Where did they fly?
Replies: 84
Views: 7322

Re: BA 767s: Where did they fly?

The 767 operated BHX-JFK initially before it switched to the 757. Do you happen to know what years that route operated? In March ’93 three BA 767s were allocated to BA Regional (BAR). They were in a two class ClubWorld / WorldTraveller configuration. They operated MAN-JFK, MAN-LAX and BHX-JFK (some...

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by BealineV953
Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA 767s: Where did they fly?
Replies: 84
Views: 7322

Re: BA 767s: Where did they fly?

Hey there, I've been scouring the internet for a long while now to try and find a semi-comprehensive list of routes that the BA 767 flew back in it's heyday - especially long-haul ones like LHR-LAX and LHR-CPT; and I've come up with next to nothing. Would anyone have a list of routes that it flew a...

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by BealineV953
Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: lift is up! New airline in South Africa
Replies: 29
Views: 5031

Re: lift is up! New airline in South Africa

I dont know if those airframes are would be still usable in the next 1 year :roll: LOL there are plenty of acceptably new A320-232/233 in the market these days, while choosing those oldies? Gents How did Ryanair start out? With 100 brand new 737-800s? No... but a couple of clapped out Budgies and R...

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by BealineV953
Sun Nov 08, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 757 retirement, 10 years ago now.
Replies: 48
Views: 8639

Re: BA 757 retirement, 10 years ago now.

What made BA retire their 757s? I believe it was largely to do with ....ever diminishing efficiency, plus the chance to sell them to Fed Ex... I believe there was another plan prior to that FedEx opportunity. BA set up a French subsidiary under the Project Lauren codename to perform several JFK-Eur...

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by BealineV953
Sun Nov 08, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 757 retirement, 10 years ago now.
Replies: 48
Views: 8639

Re: BA 757 retirement, 10 years ago now.

What made BA retire their 757s? To answer your question; in 2000-02 BA withdrew 34 757s to reduce capacity, and in 2010 BA withdrew its remaining 757s to reduce operating costs. Here's the background: In the late 1990s the British Airways shorthaul network did not make money. There were a number of...

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by BealineV953
Fri Nov 06, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways network updates
Replies: 583
Views: 91637

Re: British Airways network updates

fcogafa wrote:
A lot of A320s have been ferried to Gatwick this week, are they restarting there?


According to basource (usually reliable) the A320s that recently ferried from LHR to LGW went there to be stored.

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by BealineV953
Thu Nov 05, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 757 retirement, 10 years ago now.
Replies: 48
Views: 8639

Re: BA 757 retirement, 10 years ago now.

At one time BA ran the 757 from JFK-GLA. Fantastic service. Early arrival in Scotland without having to change in London meant I could be at my sister’s house in the Highlands before 10am ! I remember them using one on their short-lived JFK/BHX service as well. I can also remember one being used on...

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by BealineV953
Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways BAC 111-400 fleet - 1990s
Replies: 5
Views: 3133

Re: British Airways BAC 111-400 fleet - 1990s

In the 90s, were BA's fleet of -400 series BAC 111 operated by BA directly, or were they all part of the Maersk Air franchise? Where was the fleet based from and on what routes were they used? Four 1-11 400s were acquired by Cambrian between 1969 and 1971. When that airline became part of BA they j...

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by BealineV953
Sun Oct 25, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread 2020
Replies: 600
Views: 64412

Re: Virgin Atlantic Short Haul

the only short-haul route VS operated was LGW-ATH Early days saw a BAF Viscount in full Virgin Atlantic colours operating LGW-MST and a short-lived venture with Club Air of Dublin which flew LTN-DUB with a 727-100 under the Virgin Atlantic brand also. The Athens service was flown by South East Euro...

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by BealineV953
Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA fleet parking thread
Replies: 523
Views: 125210

Re: Updated: BA fleet parking, 747 fleet retired

Didn't know that Brooklands had sold their Super VC10, Where is it going?. The Brooklands Museum announced at the end of August that ZA150, the VC-10 at Dunsfold, has been sold to GJD Services along with two simulators. GJD acquired the aircraft for Kepler Aerospace, based at Midland Texas. Kepler ...

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by BealineV953
Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA fleet parking thread
Replies: 523
Views: 125210

Re: Updated: BA fleet parking, 747 fleet retired

Apparently G-CIVY is going to Dunsfold on Thursday. The airfield is earmarked for closure and redevelopment with the possibility of an aviation museum ... http://www.dunsfoldparkmasterplan.com/masterplan/the-evolving-masterplan?fbclid=IwAR0C_zAu1rv0jsEw5zSfqZvIvI0IYXA54OlykCz0U8I_tQBcym9cZhSmbX4 Ho...

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by BealineV953
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: End of an era - quad jets at Air France
Replies: 21
Views: 4941

Re: End of an era - quad jets at Air France

Yes the A340s are now becoming rare with the major airlines. To answer your question, there are still quite a few airlines that fly quads: - Air Belgium has one A340. And yes, now that at Air France the A340 is leaving, they now have a quad free fleet. So is KLM. Air France started flying the 707 i...

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by BealineV953
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: End of an era - quad jets at Air France
Replies: 21
Views: 4941

Re: End of an era - quad jets at Air France

Well if we look back at the Quads with Air France. They actually started with the DH Comet. Not sure the length of time they served with Air France, but they were in AF colours. Here is a link to the Air France Comet 1 flights. It certainly flew in the stylish AF colours across Europe and Africa. h...

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by BealineV953
Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Amendment Agreement for IAG's Acquisition of Air Europa
Replies: 460
Views: 94727

Re: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion

Straight from the horse's mouth, what Latam say is: "LATAM does not plan to join another global alliance at this time." See: https://www.latam.com/en_us/about-us/latam-delta-alliance/ Exactly. Based on LATAM's statement, it is not disingenuous to suggest that LATAM will not join SkyTeam i...

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by BealineV953
Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA fleet parking thread
Replies: 523
Views: 125210

Re: Updated: BA fleet parking, 747 fleet retired

I think the fleet plan is incredibly fluid. Any view of when we bounce back to 2019 levels is nonsense in the sense that you can't hold 2019 capacity til then. So having 12 A380s parked til then isn't an option. BA is not holding 2019 capacity. The 747s have gone (25 were to have been in service un...

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by BealineV953
Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA fleet parking thread
Replies: 523
Views: 125210

Re: Updated: BA fleet parking, 747 fleet retired

https://twitter.com/mzulqarnainbut1/status/1314928592359481344?s=21 BA will begin to move 380s to proper long term storage Airline is considering scrapping some This does not look to me like a reliable source for BA's fleet plans. Reporting its Second Quarter results on 31st July, IAG said that it ...

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by BealineV953
Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Amendment Agreement for IAG's Acquisition of Air Europa
Replies: 460
Views: 94727

Re: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion

In fact, I’d go so far as to say that suggesting that Latam will not join Skyteam is disingenuous. Hardly. I'm taking the word straight from the horse's mouth. Straight from the horse's mouth, what Latam say is: "LATAM does not plan to join another global alliance at this time." See: http...

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by BealineV953
Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Amendment Agreement for IAG's Acquisition of Air Europa
Replies: 460
Views: 94727

Re: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion

Airlines do not buy other airlines in an attempt to eliminate competition. Of course not. Consolidation of american airlines had nothing to do with this. It was done for altruistic reasons. Particularly AIR TRAN´s and VIRGIN AMERICA´s purchase. Successful airlines learn to compete. And they are eve...

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by BealineV953
Mon Oct 05, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Amendment Agreement for IAG's Acquisition of Air Europa
Replies: 460
Views: 94727

Re: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion

History shows that where an airline buys a competitor, competition is not eliminated; new competition will soon come along. You are much too sanguine. The industry is imploding as we watch. One doesn't let a concentrated industry concentrate further add offer the platitude, 'Oh, new competition wil...

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by BealineV953
Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Amendment Agreement for IAG's Acquisition of Air Europa
Replies: 460
Views: 94727

Re: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion

I think the main reason for IAG buying UX was the impending threat of AF/KL/UX JV getting approved when IAG/LA’s wasn’t. That would make IAG less than half their size in the Europe to Latam traffic. On top of that, DL will be forcing LA to partner with AF/KL anytime (and they have done that with pr...

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by BealineV953
Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Amendment Agreement for IAG's Acquisition of Air Europa
Replies: 460
Views: 94727

Re: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion

IAG state that if the deal is approved its share of the Europe-Latin America market will increase from 19% to 26%. IAG gives the AF/KL plus LATAM (future Skyteam) share as 27%. Are you saying that IAG having a 26% share and Skyteam having a 27% share of the Europe-Latin America market will represen...

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by BealineV953
Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 625
Views: 73587

Re: What is happening to Lufthansa?

That plan is to be binned immintently, BA has not updated its winter schedule. They still have the schedule operating 6 flights to NYC on the 25 october, meanwhile the 24th has 2 flights. The 380 is most likely not coming back i'm afraid. They wouldn't have spent the kind of money they did on the A...

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by BealineV953
Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Amendment Agreement for IAG's Acquisition of Air Europa
Replies: 460
Views: 94727

Re: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion

If IAG's reason for buying Air Europa is the fleet of 787 Dreamliners wouldn't be cheaper to just buy them directly from Boeing ? The main reason for buying Air Europa is getting rid of their major competitor AND preventing Air France/KLM from buying it, which would be a disaster in IAG's eyes. Air...

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by BealineV953
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1520
Views: 189042

Re: Updated: Virgin Atlantic seeks restructuring; files for BK in US Court

They’ll force BA to lease some of their slots out like they already do If Virgin fails, HMG DoT will not 'force' BA to release slots. When an airline seeks approval for something, for example a joint venture, the regulators may make their approval conditional on, for example, releasing slots. The a...

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