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Old 19th Sep 2006, 19:55
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BA at Brussels


I am not sure in which forum to adress this, but about a week or two ago there was a BA flight that went off the runway in Brussels. I am therefore just wondering if anyone can tell me what happend?

Thanks a lot!
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Old 20th Sep 2006, 03:19
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It didnt go off the runway Vicious boy. There were indications of a fire in the hold as the aircraft was inflight so it made an emergency landing into BRU. It came to a halt on the runway and after a discussion between the fire chief by the aircraft and the captain an evacuation was initiated!!! No injuries and very well handled by the crew although there is some discussion as to why it took the fire chief so long to advice the captain that he should evacuate. There was no smoke visible and a controlled evac with steps could have taken place in the time the crew waited for the fire chief!
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Old 22nd Sep 2006, 17:43
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According to the Jethros list G-BUSD has been withdrawn from use - anyone know if that is for sure and if so why? Presume it's mechanical as the info was 07/08 for the -111/211s to go. Or is it being given a rest for the winter flying programme?
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Old 23rd Sep 2006, 13:48
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I heard that it was being retired from the fleet in Dec 06.
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Old 29th Sep 2006, 21:35
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BA's Plane Order

Any news on BA's planned plane order and if so what its going to be announced end of 2006? Hot on cards is 777-300's and 319/320 for LGW and possibility of futrue order 787 Dreamliner to replace 767 and Low Density 777 operations!
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Old 29th Sep 2006, 21:49
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All sounds about right according to the grapevine, plus A318's for BACON.
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Old 29th Sep 2006, 23:15
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A318s for BACON? Oh very good, best laugh i've had all day.
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Old 30th Sep 2006, 01:02
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In the BA investors website , it states that the remaining 10 Ex B-CAL A320's will start to disperse nov 07 - dec 08.

To be replaced by 7 x A321 and 3 x A320
Everybody's guess on the 757/767's but they do tend to fill good gaps for larger loads.

They have option slots on 777's from 2010 , but no variant is stated.

I would guess more 777's (maybe some -300's) and possibly 747-800

I think A380 is out of the question, and the still developmental 787 / A350 perhaps a long shot - - BA certainly learn't some lessons with the teething probs of the 777 GE90's and the 767 engine pylons.............
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Old 30th Sep 2006, 15:41
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More likely Ankara, this has been mentioned a number of times within BA circles particularly as the EU negotiations increase nearer the joining time. BA did serve this station many years ago.
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Old 30th Sep 2006, 15:57
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BMed have been flying there for some time now...
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Old 30th Sep 2006, 20:02
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Very interesting i wonder if it will be placed at the end of 2006 !
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Old 3rd Oct 2006, 22:53
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Thanks BA!!! Further to previous replies here regarding my wife's trip to Australia being delayed by the BA departure from EGPD going tech....BA have offered 10000 BA miles......thanks BA.....and my message to VIRGIN...the call centre in India couldn't give a
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Old 5th Oct 2006, 11:03
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BA shares continue to rise............

When I looked a moment ago, valued at c451p. There have been rumours of a buy out by Emirates but bearing in mind the recent increase in the NAPs deficit, would anyone care to speculate (after all, this is a RUMOUR network) as to the reason(s) behind the continued upward trend in the share value???? Am not an avid follower of the financial sections of various papers so apologies if I have missed something obvious!
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Old 5th Oct 2006, 11:09
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Falling oil price prolly the main reason. It's misguided these days, as BA hedges so far forward, but there has tended to be a reasonable inverse correlation between BAY and jet kerosene prices.

There was also bid speculation in the market, but as a learned observer has noted, the pension fund issue looks a convincing poison pill.
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Old 5th Oct 2006, 11:10
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Funny, just heared about a buy out of LUFTHANSA by Emirates.

They must have some money left, o.k. the A380s have to be paid much later
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Old 5th Oct 2006, 11:11
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Stockpicker - I know little of shares and markets - what does 'bid speculation' mean?
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Old 5th Oct 2006, 11:13
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Emirates will also buy 50% of Qantas, wait and see.
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Old 5th Oct 2006, 11:18
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Look for BA shares to peak around 6 - certainly headed over 5 in the near future. Costs (other than pensions) under control. Load factors holding up with growth in premium cabins. Shorthaul ( but not LGW) in profit and loss making regional operations to end soon. T5 opening in 2008 with massive cost savings to come from simplification of terminal usage and imminent buyout of a major Middle East carrier

PS One of the bits of info above is a straight lie.............
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Old 5th Oct 2006, 11:36
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I've read two threads today and so far Emirates are buying BA, Lufthansa, Qantas and Aer Lingus, assuming they beat ryanair to it.

I think some people somewhere are getting a little bit carried away!
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Old 5th Oct 2006, 11:46
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Sorry, sid - bid speculation or "bid spec" is when the stockmarket believes a company will be bid for, and sends the share price up. Under the stockmarket rules, if there is a significant move of this nature, the company is generally then required to make an announcement either saying they are in talks, or saying they no of no reason for the move.

Doesn't always happen, though - Hanson shares have shot up in the last couple of weeks, but the company has said nowt.

Memo to self, stop using jargon when attempting to communicate!
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