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Jun 28, 20, 9:05 am
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Posted By bisonrav

Just on the slightly off topic subject of...

Just on the slightly off topic subject of temperature checks, I have a professional interest in part of this.

It's quite an interesting technology, the IR cameras in themselves are not great in...
Jun 21, 20, 11:34 am
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Posted By bisonrav

Talking of Greece, I just I booked a 50th...

Talking of Greece, I just I booked a 50th anniversary trip to Corfu on May 10th - this is 50 years to the day from my very first flight, and staying in the same hotel. Admittedly not BA - to fly from...
Jun 20, 20, 12:08 pm
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Posted By bisonrav

And google does work. for example I just found: ...

And google does work. for example I just found:

https://airbritainstanstedbranch.wordpress.com/stansted-archive-movements/

Stansted movements archive also throws up a reference to 1970s records...
Jun 20, 20, 12:01 pm
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Posted By bisonrav

Not that I know of, but the movements records may...

Not that I know of, but the movements records may be in local archives somewhere. They are for Gatwick and Heathrow, in the Surrey Records Office. You can also get movements CDs for MAN from...
Jun 20, 20, 11:30 am
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Posted By bisonrav

Does it have the arrival time of DA974 back at...

Does it have the arrival time of DA974 back at LGW? If this is 10.15 I have my flight!

Many thanks for the look up.
Jun 20, 20, 3:53 am
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Posted By bisonrav

Wondering if anyone has access to the winter...

Wondering if anyone has access to the winter 92/93 timetable? martin102 you mention you might have one in the loft?

Looking for LGW<>CDG March 4-7 1993 (Thursday to Sunday). This would probably be...
Jun 13, 20, 3:04 am
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Posted By bisonrav

Gatwick CDG service - when did it end?

Anyone have any idea when the Gatwick to CDG service ended? Either 1992 or early 1993 I think - if anyone has any old timetables or something it would be great to know. I have a timetable March to...
Jun 10, 20, 2:40 pm
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Posted By bisonrav

I do feel I should link to the photo on ebay. If...

I do feel I should link to the photo on ebay. If you click on it, and do a "copy picture" and put it into paint or some sucn, you'll have a lovely 1475x1250 resolution version to look at.
...
Jun 7, 20, 12:52 pm
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Posted By bisonrav

You can just go to ebay and search for vintage...

You can just go to ebay and search for vintage Gatwick to find the picture in lovely resolution. I didn't post it from consideration to the seller.
Jun 6, 20, 3:16 pm
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Posted By bisonrav

And that's pretty much where it still is, though...

And that's pretty much where it still is, though as with Croydon, the advantage of using a field back then was that pretty much any direction was possible for take-off and landing, depending on what...
Jun 6, 20, 11:39 am
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Posted By bisonrav

At a guess it's mid 30s. The card doesn't say.

At a guess it's mid 30s. The card doesn't say.
Jun 6, 20, 11:32 am
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Posted By bisonrav

And here's what it looked like inside at...

And here's what it looked like inside at check-in, this is a vastly reduced resolution copy of a press photo currently on sale at Ebay - I'm sorely tempted but it's eighty quid.
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Jun 6, 20, 11:30 am
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Posted By bisonrav

BA and the Beehive

Nice photo taken from a cigarette card (and lightly enhanced) of the old Gatwick airport with British Airways prominent. For those who don't know, the "Beehive" was the old terminal building, and...
Jun 4, 20, 12:51 pm
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Posted By bisonrav

If you're on a single ticket so covered against a...

If you're on a single ticket so covered against a flight delay on the first leg, 3 hours is plenty. I second the suggestion of using a taxi service, saves a lot of hassle and messing about, won't be...
May 28, 20, 4:18 am
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Posted By bisonrav

Couple of photos from my father's slide...

Couple of photos from my father's slide collection. At that time, around Spring 1977, there was a deal for business travel to fly to JFK on Concorde and come back on QE2, and 1976 having been a good...
May 27, 20, 4:06 pm
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Posted By bisonrav

Which would be an excellent way of never being...

Which would be an excellent way of never being able to borrow money ever again.
May 21, 20, 2:27 am
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Posted By bisonrav

Stick 6 or 7 crystal balls in a row and see what...

Stick 6 or 7 crystal balls in a row and see what you can see in the last one by looking in the first.
May 16, 20, 11:49 am
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Posted By bisonrav

This forum goes back to 1998 or so, but the...

This forum goes back to 1998 or so, but the usenet ones were probably a little more active early on. Plenty to browse anyway.
May 16, 20, 9:39 am
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Posted By bisonrav

Thanks Martin, that's perfect. Does the timetable...

Thanks Martin, that's perfect. Does the timetable note the aircraft types?
May 16, 20, 7:32 am
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Posted By bisonrav

Plus Ca Change... British Airways Internet Archeology

Prompted by the scans from the past thread, I went off to google groups and had a look at how we discussed BA in early Internet days.

Two main groups of interest for the UK (chances are there are...
May 15, 20, 5:12 pm
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Views: 4,541
Posted By bisonrav

1997 anyone? ...

1997 anyone?
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.flyertalk.com-vbulletin/539x346/capture_16a517d6b05bf3de41a62326130db725c4c76132.jpg
May 15, 20, 4:18 pm
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Posted By bisonrav

FT goes back quite a long way. Be interesting to...

FT goes back quite a long way. Be interesting to see if there's a usenet group preceding it. Internet archaeology is a lot of fun.
May 13, 20, 8:20 am
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Views: 26,405
Posted By bisonrav

But not nearly as many as before. Which is the...

But not nearly as many as before. Which is the point. The balance is changing, and that has structural consequences.
May 13, 20, 3:59 am
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Views: 26,405
Posted By bisonrav

The difference between future and past for...

The difference between future and past for travelling to meetings is very much that the excuse that the technology isn't very good has just dissolved. Actually most of us are finding it works really...
May 13, 20, 12:39 am
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Views: 26,405
Posted By bisonrav

There's a big point being missed here....

There's a big point being missed here. Structurally, what has changed is that companies are being forced to work remotely, and a lot of very rapid infrastructure building and capability is happening....
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