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by boysteve
Tue Jun 01, 2004 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Antonov AN-124 At MAN
Replies: 1
Views: 3361

Antonov AN-124 At MAN

Does anyone know why an Antonov <acronym title="Ansett Australia">AN</acronym>-124 landed at <acronym title="Manchester - International (Ringway) (M<acronym title="Ansett Australia">AN</acronym> / EGCC), United Kingdom">M<acronym title="Ansett Australia">AN</acronym></acronym> about 16:00 UK time th...

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by boysteve
Thu May 27, 2004 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA At LGW In August
Replies: 8
Views: 3576

RE: BA At LGW In August

BA's timetable shows flights LHR-BCN as a mix of B757 and A320 in august if that helps

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by boysteve
Wed May 26, 2004 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New MAN Services For 2004
Replies: 34
Views: 4074

RE: New MAN Services For 2004

I would be suprised, yet delighted if <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym> used the A380 on <acronym title="Manchester - International (Ringway) (MAN / EGCC), United Kingdom">MAN</acronym>-<acronym title="Dubai - International (DXB / OMDB), United Arab Emirates">DXB</acronym...

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by boysteve
Wed May 26, 2004 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Flights From Cambridge, Liverpool, Ispwich...
Replies: 21
Views: 2486

RE: UK Flights From Cambridge, Liverpool, Ispwich...

Ringway, although I love flying and much of Britains railways are a national joke, I used to live in Peterborough and would always consider the GNER train service for a trip to Edinburgh. The service is hourly and takes only 3 and a half hours. Maybe if you havn't got any checked baggage air would b...

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by boysteve
Wed May 26, 2004 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA At AKL
Replies: 15
Views: 2848

RE: BA At AKL

BA offer only code share flights to <acronym title="Auckland - International (AKL / NZAA), New Zealand">AKL</acronym>. Options are via <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>, <acronym title="CURRENT: Hong Kong - Chek Lap Kok International (HKG / VHH...

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by boysteve
Wed May 26, 2004 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin A380 Layout
Replies: 14
Views: 5057

RE: Virgin A380 Layout

Spill the beans leezyjet!

I had seen this before. Do any other airlines currently have 'diagonal seating' in first or business? Are there any safety restrictions on such designs?

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by boysteve
Wed May 26, 2004 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Flights From Cambridge, Liverpool, Ispwich...
Replies: 21
Views: 2486

RE: UK Flights From Cambridge, Liverpool, Ispwich...

Personally I can't see the Cambridge option taking off (excuse the pun). You can travel by car and train from Stansted to Cambridge quicker than the journey from Stansted to central London.
Hey, why not rename Stansted as Cambridge International!!!!!!!!!

Liverpool might work though

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by boysteve
Tue May 25, 2004 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New MAN Services For 2004
Replies: 34
Views: 4074

RE: New MAN Services For 2004

I would like to know <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym>'s intentions. They currently operate an A332 twice daily <acronym title="Manchester - International (Ringway) (MAN / EGCC), United Kingdom">MAN</acronym> to <acronym title="Dubai - International (DXB / OMDB), United A...

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by boysteve
Tue May 25, 2004 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport Code
Replies: 89
Views: 9168

RE: Airport Code

I am intrigued like Starcruiser, why do Canadian airports start with a 'Y'? Does anybody know?

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by boysteve
Tue May 25, 2004 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BMI Charters
Replies: 15
Views: 2315

RE: BMI Charters

David_itl, <acronym title="Bloomington / Normal - Central Illinois Regional (BMI / KBMI), USA - Illinois">BMI</acronym> have recently introduced A321 aircraft on some <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>-<acronym title="Manchester - International (Ringway) (M...

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by boysteve
Mon May 24, 2004 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA MIA-MAN To Be Announced
Replies: 43
Views: 6102

RE: AA MIA-MAN To Be Announced

Did CO operate the 777 from MAN last summer then? I wasn't aware

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by boysteve
Mon May 24, 2004 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA MIA-MAN To Be Announced
Replies: 43
Views: 6102

RE: AA MIA-MAN To Be Announced

Continental's <acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (EWR / KEWR), USA - New Jersey">EWR</acronym>-<acronym title="Manchester - International (Ringway) (MAN / EGCC), United Kingdom">MAN</acronym> flight has recently been changed from 767 to 777. Obviously <acronym title="Continental Airlines...

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by boysteve
Mon May 24, 2004 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Haul Expansion At MAN Blocked To Protect BA?
Replies: 15
Views: 5122

RE: Long Haul Expansion At MAN Blocked To Protect BA?

BD is expanding long haul out of MAN. This summer YYZ has been added

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by boysteve
Sat May 22, 2004 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tokyo To ARN And MAN; NGO & KIX To LHR
Replies: 12
Views: 4512

RE: Tokyo To ARN And MAN; NGO & KIX To LHR

With direct flights from <acronym title="Manchester - International (Ringway) (MAN / EGCC), United Kingdom">MAN</acronym> to both <acronym title="Singapore - Changi (SIN / WSSS), Singapore">SIN</acronym> and <acronym title="Kuala Lumpur - International (Sepang) (KUL / WMKK), Malaysia">KUL</acronym> ...

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by boysteve
Sat May 22, 2004 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777LR Launch Customer.
Replies: 18
Views: 3550

RE: 777LR Launch Customer.

From a selfish point of view I hope PIA don't fly Pakistan - USA non stop. Currently they fly sometimes twice a day Pakistan-<acronym title="Manchester - International (Ringway) (MAN / EGCC), United Kingdom">MAN</acronym>-USA and return. I love watching 4 PIA aircraft (747/777) land at Manchester in...

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by boysteve
Sat May 22, 2004 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas To GLA?
Replies: 77
Views: 5093

RE: Qantas To GLA?

bmi330 is a little upset, calm down! Basically <acronym title="Manchester - International (Ringway) (MAN / EGCC), United Kingdom">MAN</acronym> draws customers from all over Northern England. An area with a much larger popultion than Scotland's 5million, this is fact, not opinion. Secondly <acronym ...

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by boysteve
Sat May 22, 2004 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 2384

RE: A380 Questions

One of the first airlines/routes will be EK on LHR-DXB

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by boysteve
Tue May 18, 2004 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Indicated Publicly Their Interest In The A380
Replies: 49
Views: 8665

RE: BA Indicated Publicly Their Interest In The A380

From what I understand certain gates atTerminal 3 at <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> are being upgraded to handle the A380, which is good news for <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym>, <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acro...

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by boysteve
Mon May 17, 2004 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Nonstop To New York
Replies: 49
Views: 7487

RE: Singapore Nonstop To New York

On a lighter note, there was a discussion on 'Radio 5 live' here in the UK on the launch of this service. Apparantly due to the 'Polar' route taken it cannot simply divert to the nearest airport if a passanger is taken ill, therefore in the unfortunate situation of a passenger dying, the A345 has a ...

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by boysteve
Mon May 17, 2004 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Service To London Stansted
Replies: 16
Views: 5975

RE: 747 Service To London Stansted

I disagree with Pearson, Yes the rail link from Stansted to the City does run every 15 mins but from <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW</acronym> you can go every 15 minutes to the West End (Gatwick Express to Victoria) and every 15 minutes to the City (Thameslink). T...

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by boysteve
Mon May 17, 2004 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Route Of Transatlantic Flights
Replies: 9
Views: 12737

RE: Route Of Transatlantic Flights

EUGDOG, Try this website, key in 2 airport codes like <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> and <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> and off you go! http://gc.kls2.com/ It shows the gre...

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by boysteve
Mon May 17, 2004 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Nonstop To New York
Replies: 49
Views: 7487

RE: Singapore Nonstop To New York

As an innocent bystander to the <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> v <acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (EWR / KEWR), USA - New Jersey">EWR</acronym> thing I have a question. Could <acronym title="New York - Joh...

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by boysteve
Fri May 14, 2004 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA747 In LIS
Replies: 9
Views: 2053

RE: BA747 In LIS

Probably a crew run. <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>'s online schedule shows 744's operating additional flights during Mid June from <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>-<acronym title="Lisbon (- Portela de Sacavem) (LIS / LPPT), Portugal">LIS</...

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by boysteve
Wed May 12, 2004 3:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A380 Too Heavy?
Replies: 30
Views: 8230

RE: A380 Too Heavy?

Work is underway at LHR terminal 3 to enable 3 gates to take the A380 in time for 2006. This includes modifying taxi ways as well

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by boysteve
Mon May 10, 2004 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edinburgh Airport Question!
Replies: 13
Views: 2523

RE: Edinburgh Airport Question!

INNflight, please be aware, these low cost airlines are great when travelling one leg but I would never connect from one to another. At short notice fight times can be changed without warning. If your first leg on Ryanair is put back 2 hours you will not be able to change the onwards Easyjet flight ...

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by boysteve
Mon May 10, 2004 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Your Favorite Airport?
Replies: 36
Views: 6410

RE: What's Your Favorite Airport?

Difficult question! I like dubai (DBX), excellent duty free but those golf carts that charge around will take everybody out! <acronym title="Madrid - Barajas (MAD / LEMD), Spain">MAD</acronym> was nice too but only when the travellators are working, otherwise its a long walk with a suitcase. <acrony...

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by boysteve
Mon May 10, 2004 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The One-minute Flight
Replies: 11
Views: 3402

RE: The One-minute Flight

CPH-R, yes that's the one, thankyou. I hadn't got my Guinness book of records to hand at the time!

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by boysteve
Mon May 10, 2004 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Running Out Of Food On Flight
Replies: 36
Views: 8784

RE: Running Out Of Food On Flight

This is what happened to me and my fellow passengers flying <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> to <acronym title="Dublin (- Collinstown) (DUB / EIDW), Ireland">DUB</acronym> on Aer Lingus last November. Whilst taxi-ing at <acronym title="Los Ang...

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by boysteve
Mon May 10, 2004 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The One-minute Flight
Replies: 11
Views: 3402

RE: The One-minute Flight

I'm not sure what this is about but would like to add. The quickest commercial flight in the world (according to the Guinness book of records, who are we to argue!) is between 2 of the Orkney Islands off Scotland. If the wind is in the right direction the short hop between the islands can be achieve...

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by boysteve
Mon May 10, 2004 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cities That Would Benefit From "2nd Airport"
Replies: 50
Views: 7519

RE: Cities That Would Benefit From "2nd Airport"

I agree that <acronym title="San Diego - International / Lindbergh Field (SAN / KSAN), USA - California">SAN</acronym> is a problem, I visited there last year. The airport is very centrally located but so obviously crowded. <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> Reported that their <acronym t...

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by boysteve
Mon May 10, 2004 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Longest International Flight Ever
Replies: 88
Views: 8341

RE: Your Longest International Flight Ever

My longest travel experience was Thailand to UK. I flew a lond-winded route because part was pleasure, the rest was pre-booked by work. Chang Mai - Bangkok on Thai Bangkok - Singapore on Thai Singapore - Dubai on Emirates Dubai - Manchester on Emirates. Total time was 32 hours, Emirates upgraded me ...

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by boysteve
Mon May 10, 2004 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Balkan Holidays Air Information
Replies: 14
Views: 5423

RE: Balkan Holidays Air Information

Not sure about the airbus but I have seen 3 Balkan holiday Tupolevs at manchester on the same day. So 3 Tupolevs must be an absolute minimum

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by boysteve
Mon May 10, 2004 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Codeshares-Do They Really Help The Airline?
Replies: 12
Views: 3491

RE: Codeshares-Do They Really Help The Airline?

On some routes codeshare enables some carriers to create a cartel agreement to avoid them competing. <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> and <acronym title="Aerocaribe (Mexico)">QA</acronym> codeshare on <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> to Austr...

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by boysteve
Fri May 07, 2004 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Runway At LHR
Replies: 33
Views: 6581

RE: New Runway At LHR

Tolosy, I agree with your <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>-<acronym title="Paris - Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) (CDG / LFPG), France">CDG</acronym> estimates! Panam747, I was in San Diego last year, it's a shame <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>...

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by boysteve
Fri May 07, 2004 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Replacement
Replies: 52
Views: 7292

RE: A380 Replacement

What a stupid question this is! The A380 isn't airborne yet and people are talking about what replaces it in 2040! Imagine people predicting Concorde in the 1940's, or imagine on concorde's launch day predicting that there would be no supersonic travel (commercial) in 2004!!! Unless people no what e...

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by boysteve
Fri May 07, 2004 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More Flights To KUL
Replies: 22
Views: 4205

RE: More Flights To KUL

Sri Lankan airways is now 50% owned by Emirates, maybe thats why its more attractive than the old Air Lanka

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by boysteve
Fri May 07, 2004 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shortest Flight On A Widebody?
Replies: 220
Views: 15809

RE: Shortest Flight On A Widebody?

Air France used to fly Paris CDG-Doha-Abu Dhabi with an A330. The Doha to Abu Dhabi section was ~28 minutes flying time. And you got a drink!

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by boysteve
Wed May 05, 2004 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Best Airline To USA
Replies: 31
Views: 6571

RE: The Best Airline To USA

Choose a European one, some American carriers now make you pay extra for alcohol in economy class!

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by boysteve
Sun Apr 25, 2004 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 7E7 Orders Expected Very Soon
Replies: 121
Views: 14152

RE: 7E7 Orders Expected Very Soon

I fly <acronym title="Manchester - International (Ringway) (MAN / EGCC), United Kingdom">MAN</acronym> - <acronym title="Singapore - Changi (SIN / WSSS), Singapore">SIN</acronym> every few months, <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym> fly a 777 daily. It is difficult to get a booking on t...

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