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Jun 16, 11, 1:24 am
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Posted By Speedbird2

Yes, sparkling wine is available in WTP, I just...

Yes, sparkling wine is available in WTP, I just don't think it's much advertised. I enjoyed a nice bottle on my way to JFK last week.
May 23, 11, 4:23 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,965
Posted By Speedbird2

Yep he's coming into STN (as he did last time)....

Yep he's coming into STN (as he did last time). After the mess Bush caused at LHR in 2008 it was agreed they'd use an alternative and STN works well.
May 15, 10, 12:12 pm
Replies: 145
Views: 13,969
Posted By Speedbird2

Check your PMs! ;)

Check your PMs! ;)
May 14, 10, 2:20 pm
Replies: 145
Views: 13,969
Posted By Speedbird2

Me too! (out 19th, back 20th) With a few...

Me too! (out 19th, back 20th) With a few BA/flying friends. If any FTers fancy getting a drink before/after...
Apr 22, 10, 7:42 pm
Replies: 3,441
Views: 354,227
Posted By Speedbird2

Isn't it slightly ironic that both these issues...

Isn't it slightly ironic that both these issues are essentially to do with BASSA going on strike (the first obviously, and the second, most of the hearings are strike-related, threats etc).

So, if...
Apr 22, 10, 7:34 pm
Replies: 118
Views: 11,118
Posted By Speedbird2

So you're suggesting WW risked his own life, and...

So you're suggesting WW risked his own life, and those of some of his most senior managers, so that he could put pressure on the CAA through the results of his test flight to get the airspace opened...
Apr 21, 10, 4:54 am
Replies: 118
Views: 11,118
Posted By Speedbird2

:confused: But why on earth do you think that...

:confused: But why on earth do you think that would have happened?

It's very simple. Walsh had about 28 aircraft approaching the UK last night, all with ample fuel for diversions to Continental...
Apr 20, 10, 6:31 am
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Posted By Speedbird2

UK airspace is open above FL200. Hence...

UK airspace is open above FL200. Hence overflights.
Mar 31, 10, 10:53 am
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Views: 354,227
Posted By Speedbird2

I think you mean the offer BA withdrew when the...

I think you mean the offer BA withdrew when the strike started. There were two offers:

a) BA offer that was conditional on Unite not announcing strike dates. Unite said they couldn't recommend it...
Mar 21, 10, 6:43 am
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Views: 354,227
Posted By Speedbird2

Not true. 52% of those rostered to report at LHR...

Not true. 52% of those rostered to report at LHR yesterday reported for duty as normal. 97% at LGW.



Not quite as many as the union, which has declared there are 85 aircraft parked at LHR (true...
Mar 9, 10, 8:16 am
Replies: 115
Views: 15,460
Posted By Speedbird2

With all due respect, if you'd read the previous...

With all due respect, if you'd read the previous few pages of the thread it's been clearly stated, by people who work for BA, which routes the 77Ws are intended to be deployed on and SIN certainly...
Mar 7, 10, 7:29 pm
Mar 7, 10, 2:24 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,156
Posted By Speedbird2

Believe this is an MK Airlines 747-200F. ...

Believe this is an MK Airlines 747-200F.

(Quick Q: on the -400, the alternate extension only separates nose/body and wing landing gear, does it not? So you wouldn't be able to lower the nose...
Feb 21, 10, 9:10 am
Replies: 93
Views: 10,622
Posted By Speedbird2

Here's an example for you then. The final report...

Here's an example for you then. The final report on BA038 has just come out. One of the things Pete Burkhill did in the heat of the moment was decide to retract the flaps to 25 degrees from 30...
Jan 28, 10, 7:03 am
Replies: 17
Views: 2,355
Posted By Speedbird2

CIV is "sort of" Roman numerals for 400. Not sure...

CIV is "sort of" Roman numerals for 400. Not sure about BNL, I'm sure there's a good reason though. The 777s are similar - VII for 7, YMM for the millenium which is when that batch started to arrive....
Jan 25, 10, 6:19 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,874
Posted By Speedbird2

Not defending BASSA, the allegation was clearly...

Not defending BASSA, the allegation was clearly rubbish, but G-VIIF (777) did actually fly to GVA on 23rd December as BA740 as part of the widebody substitutions trying to clear the backlog of...
Jan 24, 10, 4:15 am
Replies: 1,131
Views: 107,640
Posted By Speedbird2

In official publications? BASSA used that...

In official publications? BASSA used that wording, as well as much else, in an official release to their members denigrating BALPA and flight crew. It's so unprofessional it beggars belief. No wonder...
Jan 16, 10, 5:29 am
Replies: 240
Views: 42,203
Posted By Speedbird2

Well, that's a bit irrelevant given they signed...

Well, that's a bit irrelevant given they signed an agreement with the council in 1969 agreeing not to build a second runway at LGW for the next 50 years. Whether LGW ever gets a second runway remains...
Dec 24, 09, 3:45 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,903
Posted By Speedbird2

That was just a mistake he made in the heat of...

That was just a mistake he made in the heat of the moment (it wasn't an alphanumeric flight number, just the callsign of his next rostered flight, LHR-YUL). That particular flight was using BAW38 as...
Dec 17, 09, 10:30 am
Replies: 220
Views: 19,687
Posted By Speedbird2

BA gave Unite a letter last Friday telling them...

BA gave Unite a letter last Friday telling them about the legal issues. Then, AFAIK, they sent another over the weekend after they didn't get a reply to the first. Unite still ignored it and went...
Dec 14, 09, 10:53 am
Replies: 673
Views: 70,106
Posted By Speedbird2

No, it shows just how blindly an awful lot of CC...

No, it shows just how blindly an awful lot of CC follow BASSA's every command without looking at an alternative point of view.
Oct 4, 09, 5:15 am
Replies: 31
Views: 3,374
Posted By Speedbird2

SYD weather diversion (again!)

SYD weather diversion (again!)
Sep 6, 09, 5:11 am
Replies: 141
Views: 19,957
Posted By Speedbird2

Would have been a full takeoff, touch and gos are...

Would have been a full takeoff, touch and gos are banned at LCY due to the runway length.
Sep 5, 09, 11:52 am
Replies: 4
Views: 880
Posted By Speedbird2

Thanks guys, that's what I wanted to hear!

Thanks guys, that's what I wanted to hear!
Sep 4, 09, 6:33 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 880
Posted By Speedbird2

2 hour transit at SIN (BA15) - practical to get landside?

Hi all

I'm flying LHR-SIN-SYD on BA15 next week with a couple of friends and was wondering if anyone has experience of getting landside at SIN during the transit? As far as I know it is...
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