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Apr 25, 13, 12:34 pm
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OT. As if flying into MCO was not bad enough....

Thomas cook are selling their holidays to Orlando from next April flying into MCO instead of SFB! More queues :-(
Tampa will be even more appealing
Jul 4, 12, 6:26 am
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Posted By Gatwickba

Specific flight numbers tend not to have...

Specific flight numbers tend not to have designated departure gates, but saying that there seem to be a lot of the longhaul flights departing from B or C gates. It will depend on the day of departure.
May 29, 12, 11:42 am
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Posted By Gatwickba

Travelled back from JFK many moons ago with our...

Travelled back from JFK many moons ago with our young son (was less than 1 year old). We got on and made ourselves comfortable.

2 young ladies came down the cabin, and went into the row directly...
Apr 21, 12, 9:01 am
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Views: 2,120
Posted By Gatwickba

Was reading this thread the other day, and...

Was reading this thread the other day, and thinking its got to be BA. Then our annual company outing to Chicago emerges again, and the TA at work highlighted to MAN-ORD with AAL...... "it will be...
Apr 10, 12, 12:05 pm
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Posted By Gatwickba

Apart from the freighter version which they still...

Apart from the freighter version which they still maintain and operate.
Apr 10, 12, 10:54 am
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Posted By Gatwickba

Its only the BA engineers that are left at MAN

Its only the BA engineers that are left at MAN
Apr 10, 12, 7:58 am
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Posted By Gatwickba

Its mainly line maintenance, but as the engineers...

Its mainly line maintenance, but as the engineers are licensed, they can perform any maintenance as long as they have the tools and ground equipment, so if they decide to keep the A330 when the BMI...
Apr 10, 12, 7:48 am
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Posted By Gatwickba

British Airways engineers already carry out...

British Airways engineers already carry out maintenance on other operators A330's (along with many other types the BA dont operate) The engineers hold the licence to perform the work
Apr 10, 12, 7:26 am
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Posted By Gatwickba

There are still BA employed engineers at MAN,...

There are still BA employed engineers at MAN, they do 3rd party line maintenance for several airlines as well as overnight checks on the London based aircraft that stop over for the morning services.
Feb 27, 12, 7:20 am
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Views: 3,455
Posted By Gatwickba

Spare aircraft!

BA are not in the habit of leaving aircraft sat idle incase they need a spare. It's not cost effective.

The LGW fleet is run more or less at full capacity with not much room for manouver when...
Dec 7, 11, 11:34 am
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Views: 2,157
Posted By Gatwickba

The config selling in the system for that day is ...

The config selling in the system for that day is CW=62 WT+=40 WT=124, so they are still selling to fill the CW cabin as its a planned change.
Dec 5, 11, 1:37 pm
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Posted By Gatwickba

As has been answered in at least 1 of your other...

As has been answered in at least 1 of your other 2 posts on the same topic, YES the MCO flights are all scheduled to have AVOD.
Nov 12, 11, 7:05 am
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Posted By Gatwickba

He is the same Colin Matthews that totally broke...

He is the same Colin Matthews that totally broke the Engineering dept. at BA many moons ago, and now they are looking at the 10 year plan struggling to understand why they have lost so many skills,...
Sep 16, 11, 12:44 pm
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Views: 629
Posted By Gatwickba

MAN T3 Parking

Is there still a section in the short stay car park for BAEC? I remember having to use a code to get the barrier to raise, but not used that car park for about 6 years.

If its still there, is the...
Sep 5, 11, 2:19 am
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Views: 3,147
Posted By Gatwickba

Its not a water tight seal when its on the...

Its not a water tight seal when its on the ground. The seal is most efficient when the aircraft is pressurised so there will always be small amounts of water / moisture getting inside when its sat...
Sep 5, 11, 1:36 am
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Views: 3,147
Posted By Gatwickba

Afraid not, the cockpit instruments were mostly...

Afraid not, the cockpit instruments were mostly sold to Brooklands College, the seats were all sold at auction, leaving some bits of galley and toilets.

Most of the magazines are piled up just...
Sep 4, 11, 12:01 pm
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Views: 3,147
Posted By Gatwickba

This aircraft would be no good for that, there is...

This aircraft would be no good for that, there is not much left inside anymore, and it stinks of damp carpets and Highlife magazines (used as ballast)
Aug 26, 11, 2:24 am
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Posted By Gatwickba

would love to take the spare tickets off your...

would love to take the spare tickets off your hands, but as they are requesting photo ID for all over 16's I suspect they are not transferrable. :(
Aug 24, 11, 12:59 pm
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Views: 1,447
Posted By Gatwickba

Had a similar situation with BA & UA recently. ...

Had a similar situation with BA & UA recently.

BA (serviceair) in Manchester refused to check me through to Cedar Rapids via LHR & ORD on United. (separate PNR)
I queried this with UA at LHR...
Aug 23, 11, 11:06 am
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Views: 3,906
Posted By Gatwickba

The pressurisation outflow valves on the 747 are...

The pressurisation outflow valves on the 747 are in the aft cargo area below doors 5, the noise below first class is the hydraulics opening the nose gear doors, deploying the nose leg and then...
Aug 17, 11, 3:56 am
Replies: 24
Views: 3,363
Posted By Gatwickba

I suppose everyone is an expert when it comes to...

I suppose everyone is an expert when it comes to the internal workings of BA, and obviously some people know more about the process for "former staff" than the individual themselves
Aug 17, 11, 3:55 am
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Views: 3,363
Posted By Gatwickba

?????

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Aug 17, 11, 3:53 am
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Views: 3,363
Posted By Gatwickba

quote mis-directed

quote mis-directed
Aug 15, 11, 10:29 am
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Views: 3,363
Posted By Gatwickba

I am "former staff" so dont have that access on...

I am "former staff" so dont have that access on ESS....only travel booking
Aug 15, 11, 8:29 am
Replies: 24
Views: 3,363
Posted By Gatwickba

Seen enough moans and groans about MF crew, just...

Seen enough moans and groans about MF crew, just wanting to show that there are issues regardless of what fleet your CC are on.
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