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by jumpjet
21 Aug 2013, 15:56
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Egypt
Replies: 10
Views: 3157

Re: Egypt

BA are continuing to serve cairo - but they seem to be adjusting the schedule to allow daytime arrivals/departures from Cairo rather than the usual late night/very early morning arrivals. It is reported by basource.com that they are using a European configured 767 instead of a long/mid haul configur...
by jumpjet
06 Mar 2013, 23:19
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Airbus A380 news
Replies: 376
Views: 194377

Re: Airbus A380 news

There was a report on another airline website that BA have entered into an arrangement with Oslo to send the A380 there for some test flights.
by jumpjet
21 Dec 2012, 16:40
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Soviet Aircraft Graveyard
Replies: 7
Views: 2592

Re: Soviet Aircraft Graveyard

we shouldnt be too surprised, this is the daily mail after all. :lol:
by jumpjet
09 Aug 2012, 12:51
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Jet asks Govt of India for permission to join Star
Replies: 5
Views: 1626

Re: Jet asks Govt of India for permission to join Star

The Indian minister is asking Air India to approach Oneworld and Skyteam - given the run around that AI have given Star before they were finally rejected by Star I don't see the other two alliances being very receptive to approached from AI.
by jumpjet
29 Jun 2012, 18:06
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 30 million € state aid for Brussels Airlines (and others)
Replies: 53
Views: 7695

Re: 30 million € state aid for Brussels Airlines (and others

Inquirer wrote:clearly positive stimulus program for Belgian airlines allowing them to compete effectively on a level playing field with foreign competitors.
Perhaps you could explain in what way other competitors e.g AF, BA, etc receive subsidies which have put Belgian airlines at a disadvantage?
by jumpjet
24 Jun 2012, 23:58
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: LATAM Merger approved
Replies: 15
Views: 2423

Re: LATAM Merger approved

As part of the regulatory approval process by the Brazilian and Chilian authorities certain conditions were laid down, I understand two of which were: LATAM could not be in the same alliance as AVIANCA/TACA and if they were in an alliance it had to be one of the two to which LAN and TAM currently be...
by jumpjet
01 Jun 2012, 18:44
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Air India vs. Boeing re 787 Compensation
Replies: 2
Views: 1260

Re: Air India vs. Boeing re 787 Compensation

That's roughly $40m per plane AI has on order - a discount of around 25% on the full list price [which AI almost certainly didnt pay] in 2006 when AI placed their order. Giving a 25% discount would set a nasty precedent for negotiations with all the other Boeing customers who are facing delays. Its ...
by jumpjet
17 Apr 2012, 17:48
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Afriqiyah Airways - when back to Brussels?
Replies: 10
Views: 4068

Re: Afriqiyah Airways - when back to Brussels?

According to airlineroute.net Afriqiyah is resuming twice weekly fligths to Rome on 19th April - two days time. This presumably is to test the water to its nearest EU neighbour. If this is the case then the blanket voluntary ban imposed by Libya at the end of March on flying to the EU must have been...
by jumpjet
03 Jan 2012, 17:07
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Where will you fly in 2012?
Replies: 180
Views: 63395

Re: Where will you fly in 2012?

Not much in the diary so far but:

10 Feb BA 777-200 LHR -MAA
27 Feb BA 747-400 BLR- LHR

31MArch KLM 737-800 LHR-AMS
3 April KLM F70 AMS- LHR

Two new airports in India and my first encounter with a Fokker F70.
by jumpjet
28 Dec 2011, 01:07
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Daydreaming about an Airbus A321 for Brussels Airlines
Replies: 9
Views: 3800

Re: Daydreaming about an Airbus A321 for Brussels Airlines

In response to your question - British Airways use 2 wide bodies a day (one B767 at night and one B777 in the morning) on the Heathrow to Tel Aviv route. Interestingly British Airways will also be introducing a B747 on one of their three daily Moscow runs from the summer 2012 season, their shortest ...
by jumpjet
22 Nov 2011, 02:40
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: american booking safe?
Replies: 9
Views: 2259

Re: american booking safe?

Whilst there are no guarantees in in this world chapter 11 bankrpuptcy for AA would not necessarily mean the end by any means - I think AA is currently one of the few US majors not to have been through chapter 11 - United, Delta and US Airways have all been throught the process and still flying succ...
by jumpjet
23 Sep 2011, 14:46
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Lufthansa plans to sell BMI
Replies: 156
Views: 57353

Re: Lufthansa plans to sell BMI

Does anyone have any ideas which new routes British Airways have earmarked for these slots - they badly need new routes espcically to china and the far east to keep up with Lufthansa/Air France
by jumpjet
05 Oct 2010, 20:50
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Charlotte (North Carolina) gets European flights
Replies: 9
Views: 2737

Re: Charlotte (North Carolina) gets European flights

The title of the thread is slightly misleading as US Airways have had a daily service from Charlotte to London [Gatwick I think] for several years, unless of course you don't consider the UK as part of Europe. :)
by jumpjet
30 Aug 2010, 20:09
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Delta to expand at London Heathrow
Replies: 3
Views: 852

Re: Delta to expand at London Heathrow

Can Delta 'demand' the slots that AA/BA have to make available under the anti-trust agreement or do all the other US carriers have an opportunity to make a 'pitch' for the slots? Will it boil down to the highest bidder wins?
by jumpjet
28 Aug 2010, 18:09
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: CSA Czech Airlines ends UK service after 72 years
Replies: 13
Views: 2104

Re: CSA Czech Airlines ends UK service after 72 years

I guess selling a couple of pairs of slots at Heathrow would provide some much needed cash flow to CSA - though in the current market I would expect the price for Heathrow slots has dropped significantly from the reported 30m euros Alitalia got for a prime pair of slots in 2007.
by jumpjet
30 Jul 2010, 20:00
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Mexicana on the edge of bankruptcy?
Replies: 28
Views: 4716

Re: Mexicana on the edge of bankruptcy?

Recent press has speculated that Mexicana wll shortly be seaking official court protection from its creditors - the equivalent I think of the US chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection - and as we all know in recent years pretty well most of the US major airlines have been in [some more than once] chapter ...
by jumpjet
20 Jul 2010, 17:25
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Avolon orders 12 Boeing 737-800 aircraft
Replies: 2
Views: 884

Re: Avolon orders 12 Boeing 727-800 aircraft

Glad to see the good old Boeing 727 has been revitalised.....very cleverly disguised in the photo
by jumpjet
14 Sep 2009, 19:08
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines adds four new African destinations
Replies: 1
Views: 3172

Re: Brussels Airlines adds four new African destinations

Also for those who want to travel to Ghana in East-Africa, there is good news from Brussels Airlines
Hope the Brussles Airline pilots geography is better than that of their press agents...last time I went Ghana was still in West africa...
by jumpjet
12 Jun 2009, 14:22
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Flown with .. to ...
Replies: 36
Views: 13908

Re: Flown with .. to ...

Thanks for airbus330lover for introducing me to Flight memory.

Here is the link to my list - its a work in progress :P

http://my.flightmemory.com/Jumpjet
by jumpjet
03 Mar 2009, 13:17
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Where will you fly in 2009 ?
Replies: 102
Views: 33585

Re: Where will you fly in 2009?

So far this year just one return trip completed: LHR - CAI - LHR an Egyptair codeshare with BMI, operated outbound by a BMI A321, returning on an Egyptair Boeing 777-200 CAI-LXR - Egyptair A320s both ways, but the southbound flight was like a cattle truck whilst the norhbound flight to Cairo was a m...