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Old 21st Oct 2015, 22:21
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Emirates

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Not sure quite what you want. The fact is 428 seat aircraft have already operated EK41/2 on an ad-hoc basis (3 this week) and that is purely due to high economy loads as half-term approaches.

I make it 82 flights thus far on EK41/2 with 18 of them on 428 seat aircraft. The only strange aspect is that September saw 11 compared to 4 in August yet the August figures were much better. Also note, EK39 and 37 have seen downgrades to 360 seat aircraft at times This information can be sourced from the two links below

The first link will provide the aircraft by entering UAE42 in the flight number and the second link will show the specific aircraft config in most cases.

libhomeradar - easy collect aircraft information - Search in our contact database

The EK Source - Emirates Airline Boeing 777-300ER

I can't say at what point the decision is made to upgrade to 428 and what happens to any displaced first class pax. I think a lot of people realised first class was always going to be a tough ask and I for one is not surprised that any chance EK have to fill more at the back-end it would be taken up.

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Old 21st Oct 2015, 23:15
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Question EK

Thanks OP for very useful info-I am meeting (socially) some senior EK staff shortly and this info is a valuable chat subject, amongst others. From other forums it is apparent that during peak load times (summer/half term) they will switch to a 428. One assume anyone booked in F will get priority J seating and not stuffed in the middle at the back of J. Those who have already chosen the best seats in J may well get shifted... Hey Ho
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Old 22nd Oct 2015, 00:31
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Wouldn't be very good policy to downgrade F to J and J to Y. I would think that any F pax would be given sufficient notice and be offered a courtesy luxury limo connection to LHR or MAN (if they provide F out of MAN that is).
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Old 22nd Oct 2015, 07:45
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Yes they do however the evening A380 is due to go to a high
density one in January
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Old 22nd Oct 2015, 22:38
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Ryanair summer 2016

Ryanair have issued their BHX summer 16 press release.

Headlines

25% increase

21 routes

new routes to Corfu and Vilnius (replaces KUN)

112 flights per week

Alicante double daily (only 12 a week bookable thus far)

Palma 9 a week (only August thus far)

Malaga 9 a week - all bookable

Barcelona - 9 a week - all bookable.

I assume some revision to the schedules due, as gaps still show for 4 based if indeed it will be 4 based and the August figure is excess of 112 flights which is a worry but April seems a bit less than 112.

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Old 23rd Oct 2015, 12:05
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It seems as if GRO is now dumped for ever as it is not on the schedules for BHX or EMA.
The nearest airport is now BRS who have four days of GRO flights a week and the 2016 prices are 20% cheaper than when they were running out of BHX (2011?)-does not add up...
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Old 23rd Oct 2015, 17:15
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kehoe moaning

I see kehoe moaning about manx getting china route he should be asking is team why bhx as not been able to secure a airline we keep hearing him going on about long haul routes do something about it and stop going on
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Old 23rd Oct 2015, 17:43
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Originally Posted by Cityboy1875 View Post
I see kehoe moaning about manx getting china route he should be asking is team why bhx as not been able to secure a airline we keep hearing him going on about long haul routes do something about it and stop going on
I don't think that a Manx 146 or Viscount would have made it to Beijing!! (at least not in any reasonable time).

Seriously the basic tenor of your comment is a little unfair! BHX, under Kehoe's leadership has secured Air India (daily) - a carrier that Manchester has been unable to tempt (at least not yet) and under his watch has also won AA year round on JFK / BHX. Most long haul routes are subject to bilateral agreements, so take some time to come to fruition and it may well be that the route development team has another ace up their sleeves.

Politics paid a big part in the Hainan PEK/MAN route, but I think that even if it had not, then giving it's proximity to London (being 100 miles further away from London) MAN would always have been the favourite to win the prize.
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Old 23rd Oct 2015, 18:26
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More routes to come?

Paul Kehoe CEO BHX has stated there are more airlines yet to announce new service at Birmingham. Source his twitter page.
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Old 23rd Oct 2015, 19:41
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https://twitter.com/Paul_Kehoe/statu...62448178511872
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Old 26th Oct 2015, 13:28
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Qatar Airways adds Birmingham to UK network :: Routesonline
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Old 26th Oct 2015, 13:49
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Great news for BHX. Been a long time coming!
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Old 26th Oct 2015, 13:55
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Great news for BHX. Been a long time coming!
You'd think, but only 2 Manc messages on the subject.

Did they change the clocks in a different way in Brum and still all in bed?
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Old 26th Oct 2015, 13:55
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Qatar schedule

From March 30 2016

06:45 QR035 B788 09:15 QR036 DAYS 1356
12:50 QR033 B788 15:00 QR034 DAYS 2467
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Old 26th Oct 2015, 13:59
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Fab news for BHX, and testing the water twice daily aswell. More regional services to chose from
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Old 26th Oct 2015, 14:28
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QR

Absolutely fantastic news and an airline we have been waiting for for a very long time, it was first announced back in 2006! 10 new airlines in 12 months, I can't ever remember a time in BHX history with so many new carriers in such a short space of time, the route development team have truly excelled. I think QR will do very well out of BHX and on Saturdays we will now have 5 departures to the Middle East. Fingers crossed that next the the Chinese charters are announced!
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Old 26th Oct 2015, 14:46
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Great News.... We just need a couple of Norwegian Big Birds now!
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Old 26th Oct 2015, 15:25
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Fantastic news 8 weekly this on top of all the other new airline announcements! What a great job PK and the marketing team have done
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Old 26th Oct 2015, 15:32
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Westjet @ BHX?

Westjet are looking to expand their European ops and mention BHX in their plans!
Link http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/d978c7d8-6...#axzz3pgNDWUSf

If you can't access the pay per view site the text says ""Gregg Saretsky, chief executive, has told the Financial Times that the airline is in talks with other airports in Europe about additional services — flying from cities such as Paris, Amsterdam and Rome, but also considering UK destinations including Manchester and Birmingham"
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Old 26th Oct 2015, 23:54
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QR

This is great news and will put pressure on EK
or will it
sample fares-mid April 16 Saturday flights,return in Business BHX/BKK
EK 2021 15h 45min each way
QR 3188 out 14h40m return best 17h10m
I don't think Tim Clark will lose any sleep
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