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Apr 20, 21, 8:31 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,660
Posted By BahrainLad

And nobody picked up on Bellerophon flying the...

And nobody picked up on Bellerophon flying the aircraft in and then flying it out...!
Apr 12, 21, 9:26 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,782
Posted By BahrainLad

Can be very good value for ET and CE fares,...

Can be very good value for ET and CE fares, especially as all ET include a bag.
Mar 30, 21, 4:41 am
Replies: 41
Views: 4,674
Posted By BahrainLad

The Speedbird?

The Speedbird?
Mar 1, 21, 4:44 am
Replies: 47
Views: 7,270
Posted By BahrainLad

Incidentally, for a country that gets so much...

Incidentally, for a country that gets so much rain I am constantly amazed at the kind of flooring that is being installed in new/refurbished buildings in the UK. The slightest volume of water and the...
Forum: Trip Reports
Jan 26, 21, 6:20 am
Replies: 34
Views: 15,042
Posted By BahrainLad

I think tankering fuel from Sal to MPN and back...

I think tankering fuel from Sal to MPN and back to Sal is beyond the capability of an A330, excellent aircraft that it is. They will refuel in MPN.

In fact, Lufthansa is flying a Hamburg - MPN...
Forum: Trip Reports
Jan 23, 21, 8:01 am
Replies: 59
Views: 24,110
Posted By BahrainLad

Nice report. I remember staying in the Le Royal...

Nice report. I remember staying in the Le Royal Meridien in 1993 just after it opened. It was miles and miles from the centre of Dubai and in the middle of nowhere, with only the Emirates Golf Club...
Jan 8, 21, 1:05 am
Replies: 257
Views: 39,359
Posted By BahrainLad

Speedbird Café launch

It seems that ET passengers will shortly be able to preorder their BoB for delivery onboard, with dishes by Tom Kerridge.
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Forum: Trip Reports
Jan 5, 21, 4:49 am
Replies: 7
Views: 3,027
Posted By BahrainLad

Easyjet Faro-Gatwick, with diversion to Nantes [Capt Incapacitated]

Well Saturday was an interesting experience and very much a first for me in 38 years of flying.

I'd been down in the Algarve for Christmas and were originally due to fly back on the evening of the...
Forum: Trip Reports
Dec 7, 20, 7:27 am
Replies: 4
Views: 2,389
Posted By BahrainLad

A most minor point of order: the "theoretical...

A most minor point of order: the "theoretical maximum" for the Class 91 is 160mph+, as they have been recorded running at this speed in tests. 140mph was going to be the service speed on certain...
Oct 12, 20, 10:52 am
Replies: 202
Views: 36,003
Posted By BahrainLad

You only have to look on the comments under the...

You only have to look on the comments under the articles about Cruz’s sacking on the FT, the Times, the Telegraph, the Mail etc to see what the “travelling public” think of his brand of...
Oct 12, 20, 7:24 am
Replies: 202
Views: 36,003
Posted By BahrainLad

So don't drive away your loyal, higher yielding...

So don't drive away your loyal, higher yielding customers by chasing the bottom of the market which relatively, gives you nothing.



I know several formally loyal and high spending BA Golds who...
Oct 12, 20, 6:09 am
Replies: 202
Views: 36,003
Posted By BahrainLad

This is the best comment I have read so far. BA...

This is the best comment I have read so far. BA cannot ever hope to compete with Ryanair and Easyjet at the true low end because however low they go, the locos will be able to go lower. So all...
Sep 16, 20, 7:50 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,192
Posted By BahrainLad

Get the train out to Cascais then an Uber to...

Get the train out to Cascais then an Uber to Guincho or Adraga, both excellent beaches (Adraga probably better for children as its less busy). Come back to Cascais and have an early dinner of chicken...
Jun 17, 20, 10:37 am
Replies: 2,474
Views: 502,718
Posted By BahrainLad

Daily Telegraph reporting BA are withdrawing...

Daily Telegraph reporting BA are withdrawing alcoholic drinks on shorthaul flights.
Forum: Trip Reports
May 19, 20, 10:29 am
Replies: 13
Views: 5,940
Posted By BahrainLad

I would love to know how many of those office...

I would love to know how many of those office buildings actually have people working in them doing productive activity.
May 15, 20, 4:56 am
Replies: 44
Views: 5,452
Posted By BahrainLad

It was a Lord King tantrum that saw BA move...

It was a Lord King tantrum that saw BA move “intercontinental” services to T4. He wanted the newest terminal to have the flagship services.

Connecting T1-T4 was a drag, always by bus, and luggage...
Forum: Trip Reports
May 1, 20, 8:22 am
Replies: 70
Views: 14,421
Posted By BahrainLad

I miss day booze trips to Frankfurt.

I miss day booze trips to Frankfurt.
Apr 23, 20, 9:06 am
Replies: 188
Views: 42,048
Posted By BahrainLad

https://youtu.be/TG4_7dvjpQM (L-1011 takeoff in...

https://youtu.be/TG4_7dvjpQM (L-1011 takeoff in 2017) Splendid.
Apr 23, 20, 8:38 am
Replies: 188
Views: 42,048
Posted By BahrainLad

This is actually a very nice article about the...

This is actually a very nice article about the history of the L-1011 from a UK perspective and with extra info about the RAF service history:...
Apr 23, 20, 5:44 am
Replies: 188
Views: 42,048
Posted By BahrainLad

I don't think that's right. From a systems...

I don't think that's right. From a systems perspective the L-1011 was way more advanced. The DC-10 uses a lot of DC-8 designs. Even the arrangement of the tail engine is simpler than the Lockheed...
Apr 23, 20, 4:51 am
Replies: 188
Views: 42,048
Posted By BahrainLad

Gammon!? I think not.

Gammon!?

I think not.
Apr 23, 20, 4:33 am
Replies: 188
Views: 42,048
Posted By BahrainLad

I loved the Tristar. When we lived in Lisbon...

I loved the Tristar. When we lived in Lisbon (well Cascais) in the mid 1980s we would occasionally use TAP to get back to London and occasionally it would be on a L-1011-500 rather than their 727s. J...
Apr 2, 20, 3:57 am
Replies: 138
Views: 13,173
Posted By BahrainLad

According to my Junior Jet Club book it was 28th...

According to my Junior Jet Club book it was 28th January 1983, on a Trident 3 from London to Glasgow. I would've been 6 months old.

https://live.staticflickr.com/8885/17961765002_523ed2ed39_b.jpg...
Forum: Trip Reports
Jan 10, 20, 4:51 am
Replies: 78
Views: 28,990
Posted By BahrainLad

You should've let your son try a Guinness! It's...

You should've let your son try a Guinness! It's hardly gateway booze.
Dec 10, 19, 7:17 am
Replies: 21
Views: 4,584
Posted By BahrainLad

Towels!? Oh, how we laugh.

Towels!? Oh, how we laugh.
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