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Old 16th Apr 2019, 07:13
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AC (and anyone else affected by Max issues) are likely to be able to apply for their historic rights to their slots to be protected under the force majeure provision in the slot regulations if they are unable to operate their slots. The big airline from Abu Dhabi, on the other hand, has no such protection from an airline to whom it has leased its slots ceasing trading.
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Old 16th Apr 2019, 21:17
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Originally Posted by davidjohnson6 View Post
Who apart from BA can find a way to use these slots at short notice, is cash rich, and would be prepared to pay what the seller would likely want as a price ?
If they want to protect them for future use, it'll be Etihad opening the chequebook rather than the other way around. A hefty dowry will be required by any airline taking these slots, and adding new flying at such short notice if Etihad cannot fly them themselves.

If they want to sell them then a distressed sale could enable a carrier to pick up some slots at a knock down price.

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Old 16th Apr 2019, 21:48
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If I were them I’d bung Flybe some cash to open a new route starting in two weeks to Jersey or suchlike for the summer, to go along with their new Guernsey and IOM ventures.
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Old 18th Apr 2019, 21:35
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Eco warriors to shut LHR Good Friday !!

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...w-Airport.html
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Old 19th Apr 2019, 07:50
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Does anyone know why at 8pm this evening, there are 5/6 scheduled AA flights to Amsterdam and 3 to Brussels? This is according to FlightRadar anyway.
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Old 19th Apr 2019, 08:25
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Does anyone know why at 8pm this evening, there are 5/6 scheduled AA flights to Amsterdam and 3 to Brussels? This is according to FlightRadar anyway.
No idea. Only BA and KL/SN flights showing up on the Heathrow timetable.

What are the AA flight numbers ?
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Old 19th Apr 2019, 08:56
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Those are trucks !

Normally these are filtered OUT however at the moment there is a hiccup on FR24 . I have no doubt in a few days they will disappear again

There are anomaly’s like this with that site all the time. Ghost flights, and light aircraft landing at parallel airfields for instance Denham and Northolt often show up as landing at Heathrow in the UK .

RFS = Road freight service and one truck can carry several differing “flight numbers”







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Old 19th Apr 2019, 10:18
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That explains why there was an AA flight from MAD to VLC, which did not correspond with any Iberia code share, showing on FR24 last night. Seems the FR24 glitch is perhaps more wide-spread than just LHR
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Old 28th Apr 2019, 13:50
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Another big fire just outside of the airport yet again. Not causing problems with flights, lets hope it stays that way.
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Old 28th Apr 2019, 15:27
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Not causing problems with flights, lets hope it stays that way.
Though GWR train services, and the HEX, have been disrupted.






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Old 30th Apr 2019, 20:19
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High Court publishes decision at 10am tomorrow on JR on government decision R3 AQ etc, usefully one day before local elections nearby.
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Old 30th Apr 2019, 21:52
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High Court publishes decision at 10am tomorrow on JR on government decision R3 AQ etc, usefully one day before local elections nearby.
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..one day before local elections 😁
But sametime as an emergency climate change debate scheduled in Parliament tomorrow morning. Oops

Civil service timetable cock up alert...!
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Old 1st May 2019, 10:46
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48118100

Heathrow campaigners lose challenge against third runway

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    Old 1st May 2019, 14:15
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    Under the current £14bn plan, construction could begin in 2021, with the third runway operational by 2026.
    Plus the £1bn for the Western rail link tunnel, upgrade of the Tube TfL cost, M25 cost ? etc etc etc
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    Old 1st May 2019, 18:39
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    I think the important word here is COULD but me personally I won't hold my breath!
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    Old 11th May 2019, 07:05
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    Government backtracking re Heathrow expansion ?

    Would be a ready made excuse !

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-48233548
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    Old 11th May 2019, 23:02
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    Originally Posted by Navpi View Post
    Government backtracking re Heathrow expansion ?

    Would be a ready made excuse !

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-48233548
    And as if by magic a subtle "insertion" now appears in government thinking with of course some backtracking through unamed sources as the climate change agenda suddenly turns all our MPs into tree huggers.

    Having said that the way "2 pints Nigel" is going there might not be any Tory or Labour MPs left to actually make the decision!

    https://amp.theguardian.com/environm...mpression=true​​​​​​










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    Old 30th May 2019, 15:30
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    Latest Fly Quiet & Green results

    Heathrow is about to publish its Fly Quiet & Green results for the first quarter of 2019 - they have been up on the website for the last 3 weeks, but so far protected from public scrutiny (why?) by the usual secret password.

    After the embarrassment of last quarter's results, which had to be clandestinely altered (and, even after that, were nonsense), it remains to be seen whether Heathrow can get over the first hurdle - keeping track of the number of flights that land and take off on its runways in order to identify the 50 busiest airlines.

    In an attempt (probably in vain) to help LHR with at least that part of the number-crunching, I did take the liberty of sending a list of the relevant airlines, but received no acknowledgement. For the record, in Q1 2019 they were (in descending order of frequency):

    BA/SH, BA/LH, VS, EI, LH, AA, SK, UA, EW, LX, KL, AC, DL, IB, AF, BE, EK, QR, AZ, TP, CX, SU, SQ, AI, 9W, AY/SH, EY, TK/LH, OS, LO, SN, A3, CA, BC, TK/SH, VY, GF, JL, MH, QF, TG, WY, KM, SV, LY, CZ, ME/SH, KU, PK, FI/SH

    It remains to be seen how many of the 50 appear in the results, once the public is finally permitted to see them.
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    Old 6th Jun 2019, 11:38
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    London Heathrow Airport has announced plans to install enhanced security scanners that mean passengers will no longer have to remove liquids and laptops from their bags.
    The £50m upgrade will see the new computed tomography (CT) security equipment, which shows a 3D image of the contents of passengers’ hand luggage, rolled out across all terminals by 2022. The move will eliminate the need for travellers to put their liquids in sealed plastic bags, reducing the amount of plastic used at the airport. It is hoped the new scanners will make the security process more robust and efficient, speeding up the experience to “transform the journey through the airport”. Heathrow is the first UK airport to trial the technology. It is working with the Department for Transport to help other airports across the country implement their own trials in the coming months.
    My cyncial self says that I'll take a bet this does not “transform the journey through the airport”
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    Old 6th Jun 2019, 16:27
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    Me too.

    Press release on implementation:. "Hurrah! Instead of processing x pax per hour this new tech enables us to process 2x pax per hour which will halve time spent in security"

    Implementation date plus 1 month, no press release but average staffed security lanes reduced by one.
    Implementation day plus 2 months another lane goes.
    Implementation day plus 3 etc etc

    Until average number staffed security lines are halved; and the not insignificant cost saving is trousered by the operator.

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