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Aug 27, 19, 7:27 am
Replies: 280
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No it wasnít. It was here before it was there by...

No it wasnít. It was here before it was there by a margin of 8 hrs.
Jul 28, 19, 4:47 am
Replies: 2,209
Views: 450,697
Posted By Jumbodriver

Making no comment regarding strikes. I donít...

Making no comment regarding strikes.

I donít think thatís right. Crew down route will generally not strike. However, Heathrow cannot accommodate more aircraft than scheduled and if the crew...
Jul 27, 19, 6:43 am
Replies: 840
Views: 151,611
Posted By Jumbodriver

You're unlikely to see it from T5. Maybe the...

You're unlikely to see it from T5. Maybe the north end of C gates but otherwise its going to be at wrong end of airport.
Jul 25, 19, 12:13 pm
Replies: 85
Views: 9,028
Posted By Jumbodriver

Interesting discussion, but, is everyone 100 %...

Interesting discussion, but, is everyone 100 % sure Ryanair and Easyjet pilots get paid less than BA short haul? Or just assuming?
Jul 25, 19, 3:39 am
Replies: 91
Views: 5,495
Posted By Jumbodriver

The regulations and the safety factors that are...

The regulations and the safety factors that are included in them are what creates the runway limited take off weight.

The aircraft could carry much more from that runway if it wasn't subject to...
Jul 24, 19, 12:14 pm
Replies: 85
Views: 9,028
Posted By Jumbodriver

Congratulations. You'll love it.

Congratulations. You'll love it.
Jun 23, 19, 4:29 pm
Replies: 66
Views: 14,066
Posted By Jumbodriver

Itís new company policy. It applies to everyone. ...

Itís new company policy. It applies to everyone.

Some people may not have read it as carefully as others.
Jun 19, 19, 8:46 am
Replies: 2,209
Views: 450,697
Posted By Jumbodriver

Theres absolutely no way you will be disrupted....

Theres absolutely no way you will be disrupted. Timescale is too short.
Jun 11, 19, 4:28 pm
Replies: 2,209
Views: 450,697
Posted By Jumbodriver

This isnít the case. We all took a...

This isnít the case.

We all took a significant pay cut (plus productivity changes) during the banking crisis.
Jun 8, 19, 1:44 am
Replies: 351
Views: 35,565
Posted By Jumbodriver

When? All BA did was change the aircraft...

When?

All BA did was change the aircraft type in the booking engine.
May 31, 19, 11:23 am
Replies: 27
Views: 2,977
Posted By Jumbodriver

No. Itís been close in the past at LGW but BA...

No. Itís been close in the past at LGW but BA (not Cityflyer) has never had direct entry commands at any base.
Apr 17, 19, 2:48 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,041
Posted By Jumbodriver

Multiple aircraft have had water loaded that is...

Multiple aircraft have had water loaded that is cloudy and tastes odd. They have been tested by Thames water and found safe but the water tastes awful. Itís either no tea or coffee or 30-40...
Mar 29, 19, 5:28 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,700
Posted By Jumbodriver

The list is for the summer schedule though. That...

The list is for the summer schedule though. That starts on Sunday.

At the moment itís just ad hoc as they gradually move aircraft between terminals. I canít imagine theyíll stick to that plan that...
Mar 13, 19, 3:20 am
Replies: 73
Views: 8,083
Posted By Jumbodriver

It is. Or any of the productivity gains (2...

It is.

Or any of the productivity gains (2 days less leave, more monthly work etc) that more than doubled that windfall to BA.
Mar 9, 19, 7:23 am
Replies: 334
Views: 24,660
Posted By Jumbodriver

Flight ok?

Flight ok?
Feb 28, 19, 4:27 pm
Replies: 78
Views: 10,415
Posted By Jumbodriver

Thats really all they said on industrial...

Thats really all they said on industrial relations?
Feb 27, 19, 4:01 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 3,075
Posted By Jumbodriver

Charges at airports and en route ATC are...

Charges at airports and en route ATC are generally per ton based on maximum take off weight so 247t for a 777 and 74.5t times 2 for the A320s.
Feb 27, 19, 2:56 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 3,075
Posted By Jumbodriver

At typical landing weights a 777 is burning 6t...

At typical landing weights a 777 is burning 6t per hour and an A320 is burning 2 (a NEO about 1.8) the length of the flight makes no difference to these numbers.

Cargo is really not a factor, even...
Feb 27, 19, 10:47 am
Replies: 33
Views: 3,075
Posted By Jumbodriver

The problem is that a single 777 would be a cut...

The problem is that a single 777 would be a cut in capacity from 2 x A320. 275 seats over 340 (420 if 2 x A321) (assuming 5 rows of club on the 320s). It would also burn 50% more fuel than 2 x A320...
Feb 9, 19, 10:52 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,255
Posted By Jumbodriver

The Jet 2 flight is over 6 hrs late. Itís not...

The Jet 2 flight is over 6 hrs late. Itís not really the same situation is it?
Feb 9, 19, 6:49 am
Replies: 13
Views: 2,034
Posted By Jumbodriver

That would be deliberate fuel dumping to reduce...

That would be deliberate fuel dumping to reduce weight before landing. That wasnít the technical issue, that was flaps as above.
Feb 1, 19, 3:19 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,908
Posted By Jumbodriver

A380s cant use A gates or the Western side of B...

A380s cant use A gates or the Western side of B gates. So no.
Feb 1, 19, 2:50 pm
Replies: 1,402
Views: 133,846
Posted By Jumbodriver

Much more than that. A round trip long haul plus...

Much more than that. A round trip long haul plus days off is 2 sectors in a minimum of 5 days per crew member including days off. They can do 10 sectors in 5 days on short haul.

When we took the...
Feb 1, 19, 12:41 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 2,385
Posted By Jumbodriver

Rumour is that they tried to come off at an exit...

Rumour is that they tried to come off at an exit that was notified closed (and has been for a while) and had to be towed off the runway.
Jan 23, 19, 9:26 am
Replies: 53
Views: 6,839
Posted By Jumbodriver

Crawley and most of Horley are hardly affected by...

Crawley and most of Horley are hardly affected by aircraft noise. hardly any overflights either. Lived there for 10 years, much more peaceful than where I am now!
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