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  • Flightlevel
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    Obviously makes more money for Air Belgium than flying out of Charleroi on a new route and a superb aircraft for the pax.
    Is the cabin service the same or better? Wet-leased to save re-training BA crews on a ‘new’ aircraft, and good to see the reliable and safe A340 makes money when used second-hand despite oil price increases.


    Flightlevel
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    BA is subject to HKG law for those staff and the staff have numerous advantages for living there – a great city for residents!
    If they were to recieve UK typical redundancy offers (not the legal minimum) the airline saves £2m or more depending on their length of service,not a small amount and added to the MF savings.
    They are great at customer service and one can only imagine MF crew being as good.
    BA could have had phased voluntary redundancy to enable each HKG staff to get re-employed in their own time, however the oil price is biting too!

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    Flightlevel
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    Unfortunately it was a fatal crash. Body of a missing man has been found by divers.
    He was supposedly seen by others, however not so.


    Flightlevel
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    Can if they wished – perhaps could is more appropriate.
    Doubt they can fill even 400+ seats profitably non-stop!
    A380 has the range with less pax and more fuel (see Airbus website for performance data).
    Point being they wouldn’t fill the 400+ seats limitation profitably.
    95% average loads on a B787 are not near to the pax numbers for the reduced load A380.


    Flightlevel
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    Trust the new edition will be updated,SQ have been flying their latest A380 with First on the UD,etc. for almost a year, ‘though only SQ have published the seating diagram with no opinions or reviews.
    Costly to write up every new aircraft with all the A350s, B787s entering service, to omit all the shorthaul sleeper business seats ‘though some airlines may offer free flights?
    I volunteer to review some of these for the new seatplans with some financial reward!

    in reply to: Seatplans.com closing

    Flightlevel
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    Nice to hold the record ‘though how many pax actually fly Doha-Auckland?
    Its a low capacity route with a high fuel load. QF can fly the A380 PER-LON with only 400 pax unprofitably no doubt?


    Flightlevel
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    +1
    Airlines make billions in profits from selling on their miles etc. via credit cards or supermarkets.
    Its not something they’ll stop soon however they are getting meaner just like they are with ancillary income.
    You pay your money and you make your choice.


    Flightlevel
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    Makes sense for both airlines to operate at all (3?) UAE airports and EK to cover bulk pax routes high frequency, etc. whilst EY maintains a slightly higher standard on specific routes to compete at higher level. Ofcourse EK can maintain their high quality on routes they wish, too.
    One financial system and synergies between airlines. More profitable and maintaining individual reputations (and pride)!


    Flightlevel
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    Ofcourse an unusual event at those prices, however 17 hour flight goes to 21 hours!
    Apart from the additional IFE a long trip and the lounge or terminal at SIN on a stopover looks more rewarding?
    Maybe it will become commonplace ‘though think I’d prefer the stopover?


    Flightlevel
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    No contest CX has smoother aircraft for better sleep best cabin crew for service and if LGW is ok fly Cathay.
    Make sure not changed to a B777 ‘though unlikely from LGW, since CX is addicted to them, another delivered last week and 777x is on order.
    From “old bumpy” to “next bumpy” and no profit because competitors have A380s.
    Service one of the best and Welsh wings are smoother too!


    Flightlevel
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    Good addition to IAG portfolio and improved investment will avoid weird charters.
    WW says it will retain its well known name (& brand?) so things will Level out?

    in reply to: IAG and Norwegian

    Flightlevel
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    CX website won’t even download premium Y fares because of ‘connection problem’ yet Y fares are available.
    How do you connect the fare with the upgrade miles – not on the CX website – did you call?


    Flightlevel
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    Good for Paris Air Salon last year and use next year too if available, obviously one knows the dates in advance and hotels need advance booking too.

    The same as an LCC advertising fares ‘from £29’ so just needs a change in wording?


    Flightlevel
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    Good for Paris Air Salon last year and use next year too if available, obviously one knows the dates in advance and hotels need advance booking too.


    Flightlevel
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    About time it was given to TfL and accepted Oyster cards,it’s the 21st century not the 18th?

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