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Old 19th Sep 2006, 23:34
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Perhaps the 787s planned for 2010 are for Sydney?
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Old 20th Sep 2006, 04:07
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Yeah, but 2010 is ages away.
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Old 20th Sep 2006, 09:04
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Just jousting webby!! Was just speculating on whether Jetblue would have already dipped their toes into the cold atlantic waters or whether like southwest they just stuck to what they did best??? Oddly enough this was one of the things Mr D and I discussed when we met last year.....virtual networks and all that good stuff.Hoping the long haul model can support low or at least reasonably priced seats!!Am in kennedy this weekend so will tap up a pal at Jet Blue for info.
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Old 20th Sep 2006, 16:35
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Flights from LPL-EWR have been ditched in favour of JFK now for S07 - must be something to do with onward connections.
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Old 20th Sep 2006, 16:36
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Well, Boston and JFK are a hub of whom?...
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Old 20th Sep 2006, 16:39
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Originally Posted by alangirvan View Post
It will be fantastic if GSM does come to SYD (and other cities in Australia and NZ - there are more cities than just SYD). GSM would want to find a couple of 777s to fly non-stop from GLA/STN to an Asian transfer point. Then put the pax onto a like minded Australian/Kiwi carrier to get them to their final destination.
(Is anyone good with a paintbox, to do an artists impression of a 777 in GSM colours?)
The Globespan group were to launch flight from GLA to SYD back in the 90's with a DC10 from there inhouse airline Excalibur, but they had issues and the carrier went to the wall. So i can see them wanting to do this route again.

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Old 20th Sep 2006, 17:15
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summer 07

Summer 2007 (STN)

I see from the GSM website that summer 07 is only showing (Hamilton).
Are there to to any other routes, I know the TFS is all year round, nothing for ATH on the website thought it was doing well.
Some long haul would be nice.

Can anyone give any news?
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Old 21st Sep 2006, 09:31
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Ahhh excalibur....one of the first passenger power failures!! spill a little oil on a cowling and everyone runs a mile... it was a big shame EXC were a great bunch to work with... DC10 not the best of a/c for that job though
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Old 21st Sep 2006, 10:21
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I heard from one of the guys on the ramp at SFB that they were expecting GSM flights from MAN.
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Old 21st Sep 2006, 11:38
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Originally Posted by alangirvan View Post
It will be fantastic if GSM does come to SYD (and other cities in Australia and NZ - there are more cities than just SYD). GSM would want to find a couple of 777s to fly non-stop from GLA/STN to an Asian transfer point. Then put the pax onto a like minded Australian/Kiwi carrier to get them to their final destination.
(Is anyone good with a paintbox, to do an artists impression of a 777 in GSM colours?)
Hell of a lot easier to fly with BA \ QANTAS if you need to connect. GSM MIGHT succeed point to point on holiday makers but dream on for connections en masse. That's spotters talk for the high road to bankruptcy!
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Old 22nd Sep 2006, 14:43
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I thought that gsm would have added a bit more to edinburgh now that the airport have the new extension open !!!!
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Old 23rd Sep 2006, 21:07
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Anybody know what's up with the sick 767 from GLA-SFB, delayed 12 hours so far .
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Old 24th Sep 2006, 14:10
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Originally Posted by Skipness One Echo View Post
..GSM MIGHT succeed point to point on holiday makers but dream on for connections en masse. That's spotters talk for the high road to bankruptcy!
Absolutely totally in agreement. There are some that post on this forum that appear to think that aircraft acquisition, funding & operation is a rather simple straight forward process
Anyhow given GSM's grand longhaul expansion plans into the US & Canada, is there any indication as to inter connection agreements for transiting passengers? - though in any event how many onward connections from YHM ?
I noted that there was talk of a switch from EWR to JFK on the NYC services, but without the ability to cross sell onward connections one must presume that these routes will remain supported predominantly by tourist pax. This being the case then I presume that GSM will need to budget for dramatic fall off in loads outside the traditional holiday periods.
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Old 24th Sep 2006, 15:53
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I think you'll find there will be a major interline agreement signed with a US carrier next year. Tom Dalrymple does know what hes doing I can assure you.
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Old 24th Sep 2006, 17:14
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Flights from Liverpool will now land in JFK.

Expect an announcement fairly soon about an a cooperation with a Boston and JFK based fast growing airline.

Also YHM is a base for a Canadian well known airline...

Don't think that GSM is run like a headless chicken. Do not underestimate Scotlands National Airline anymore!
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Old 25th Sep 2006, 05:11
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I cannot see anywhere in my posts where I talked about connections en masse.

The market between UK and Australia/NZ is already well served by the Qantas/BA Joint Service, and by many carriers which use home cites in Dubai, Singapore, KULas hubs. If people from Glasgow want to ride to SYD.BNE.MEL/PER/CHC or AKL with one change in DXB they can do it already.

I have visited Britannia headquarters where I was told that for holidays to Australia, Thomson preferred to put people onto scheduled airlines. Britannia has operated some flights to Australia.NZ since that time, and we even had European operating a 747 to Australia for one season, but any carrier that plans flights to Australia knows there already are plenty of seats available, There are several airlines that are planning services here, like Etihad. Emirates want to double their frequencies here. I know several new carriers in Asia which want to link Australia and UK, but they have not publicly announced plans, If you look at the D & G gossip column you will see that it is not impossible that Qantas will allow Jetstar to operate a parallel service to the UK, possibly using A380s. OK, this is only gossip, but it does show that if there are lots of seats available now, there will be lots more seats on the market by 2010.

If TD can find a way of making services between UK and Australia work, that will be excellent. Certainly, 787s will be good if they can be used for departures from UK cities outside London that will be good for a lot of people.

OK, so does Mr Dalrymple only want to fly people from Glasgow to lie on Bondi Beach to go lobster colour? I just think it is a bit boring to focus on Australia's largest city as the only gateway, when you have to fly over most of Australia to get to it.

If it makes sense to have partnershiips between GSM and Canadian or US carriers at American/Canadian gateways, I was suggesting that GSM have an interchange agreement with a like minded carrier at an Asian transfer point. GSM flies two thirds of the route to Aus/NZ. The local carrier feeds the service from Perth. Adelaide, Brisbane etc. It would give GSM access to a local carrier which knows its local market ( one of the reasons for linking with Zoom on Canadian services.)

I would say that at this stage there isn't an Australian carrier of this type flying. When Australians go on holiday to Asia or the Pacific the airlines are all scheduled. But, GSM was not in existance until Channel Express started operating the ex Ansett 737-300s for them a few years ago.
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Old 25th Sep 2006, 12:17
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GSM & the 757

I hear that Atlasjet are removing some of their aircraft fleet, I wonder if this is where GSM are getting any 757's from ?
can't see many other operators giving them up now that they are becoming popular with winglets and transatlantic ops, giving the aircraft a new lease of life.
Each one that seems to have reached the desert lately has ended up at First Choice.
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Old 25th Sep 2006, 12:49
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The 767 arrived back to GLA this morning at 0140... 19 hours late...this was due to maintanence on a slide and also cargo problems at GLA the day before. Todays flight departed on time.
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Old 27th Sep 2006, 15:34
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After the flight attendant popped the slide when the aircraft parked in SFB last Thursday. Nice one!
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Old 27th Sep 2006, 17:37
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I know, i was on the crew that came out on fri.....dont think that crew member will be with us for much longer!!
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