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Old 18th Feb 2015, 09:09
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This was the fare shown on ba.com for a Thu - Mon return trip on a over the second weekend in April.

I'm not asking if they're better than Ryanair, I'm certain they are. But Ryanair are charging 140 return for similarly timed flights with 20kg bags and emergency exit row seats on the same day. Are they 400 better than Ryanair?
The fares do seem rather high - they seem to be priced at 269 per flight, compared to 114 for MAN-BLL. Having flown the latter, I can say Sun Air service is fantastic, much better than BA's. Onboard service includes a meal (fairly decent ham & salad roll IIRC), followed by ice cream & baileys, as well as a pre-meal drink. Good service, but probably not 400 worth.

(Tip: don't ever go to Billund for the weekend - there's only one pub, and it doesn't open until 10pm!)
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Old 18th Feb 2015, 15:52
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What was the BA Dreamliner doing at Cambridge yesterday?
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Old 18th Feb 2015, 17:06
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GOT is a corporate shuttle. I don't think that Sun Air believes that there is a market for GOT-CBG in its own right - and for sure they will not waste a lot of money on marketing at the CBG end for a grand total of 212 available seats per month. The flights will generate sufficient income with 20 guaranteed seats and the best they can hope for is that the corporate client will buy some of the additional 12 seats for the stately published fare whenever the guaranteed number of seats is completely taken up. Maybe Sun Air will lower the fare somewhat at a later point based on experience how often some of the 12 available seats are taken up by the corporate customer. Until then, I suppose they cannot be bothered to waste too much energy and money on selling seats to the public through aggressive marketing competitive pricing.

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Old 18th Feb 2015, 17:13
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Evanelpus, it's maintainance
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Old 16th Mar 2015, 12:22
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Have BA got a cheap deal to do training at CBG ? One of their Embraer's was in on Saturday.
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Old 16th Mar 2015, 13:01
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Apart from the GA, it is fairly quiet there for visual cts. Also from memory their ILS is approved for 5.5 deg slope, so LCY steep approach training can be conducted.
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Old 16th Mar 2015, 15:07
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The EMB was reporting as positioning in for mx.


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Old 16th Mar 2015, 18:20
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Do you mean the 787 was positioning for Maintenance
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Old 16th Mar 2015, 20:51
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From the ever-helpful 'thebasource.com':-
March 14 2015
British Airways Boeing 787-8 G-ZBJC, which has been under maintenance at Cambridge since 10th March, positioned Cambridge – London Heathrow this morning as BA9172
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March 14, 2015

BA CityFlyer Embraer 190 G-LCYR positioned London City – Cambridge for maintenance this morning as BA9771.

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Old 17th Mar 2015, 07:47
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G-LYCR was doing circuits at CBG on 14th.
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Old 17th Mar 2015, 11:17
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their ILS is approved for 5.5 deg slope
Cambridge ILS is a standard 3 degrees. To be "approved" for 5.5 it would have to have entirely different glideslope equipment installed, a whole different set of lighting etc etc
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Old 17th Mar 2015, 12:03
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Cambridge Airport Welcomes North American Travelers | Business Aviation: Aviation International News

With a quick google......
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Old 17th Mar 2015, 17:36
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Ah, right. An investment announcement in 2011 claiming that they could "adjust" the PAPIs so that aircraft flying an RNAV approach could simulate flying a 5.5 degree ILS.
The RNAV approaches are now in place and they have a standard 3 degree profile. The PAPIs are set at 3 degrees. Not adjustable as far as I'm aware.
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Old 18th Mar 2015, 07:45
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Just to clear up. the Embraer was at Cambridge doing training circuits for new FOs over the weekend. As they cannot land at LCY, all were done at 3 degrees. However, the PAPIs CAN be changed to 5.5 with prior warning for training captains to land off a 5.5 should LCY not be available. Its the final part of the 5.5 that needs teaching so the ILS stays at 3 as not required. Hope that helps.
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Old 19th Mar 2015, 11:00
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Interesting - thanks for that info. I wonder how long it takes them to adjust and then re-adjust afterwards. Must have to be done in reliable VMC, with NOTAMs etc to warn other pilots not to use the PAPIs.
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Old 1st Dec 2015, 09:29
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Can this service be used as a normal scheduled operation eg could I make a reservation in the same way that I would if I was using EZY, BAW, BEE, AUR etc ?
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Old 1st Dec 2015, 09:52
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kcockayne - I had a similiar thought in 2014. Booking as a normal scheduled flight in advance without a week's accommodation was largely impossible.

The only thing that the charter travel agency would consider was selling off seats one day before flight date on flights from mainland UK, or up to a week in advance for flights originating in Jersey. This was on the basis that holiday bookings from mainland UK less than a day in advance were unlikely (or, at best, should be considered distressed stock) and better to get some revenue than none.

If you want to take up this option, you'll have to phone Jersey Travel and ask nicely.
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Old 1st Dec 2015, 20:09
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Thanks for your very helpful answer. Pretty much what I thought. I'll keep what you said in mind.
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Old 7th Dec 2015, 18:55
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Are there any flights from Cambridge still planned for next year?

The last line of a story in the local newspaper about something else says not.

http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/New-...ail/story.html

I can't find the announcement they refer to, but I can find flights to Gothenburg in March (and some of the prices are a lot cheaper than they've been before).

I can't however find any of the usual charter flights anywhere.
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Old 7th Dec 2015, 20:39
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Is this the one you cannot find:
http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Camb...ail/story.html
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