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Old 3rd Aug 2018, 17:06
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Anyone know how the cabins are configured?
The same as Singapore left them. 12F/60J/399Y


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Old 4th Aug 2018, 11:26
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Norwegian are actively marketing the A380 on this route and the prices seem to be some of the cheapest around if you want to fly the A380 to the US

i guess RR will be picking up the tab for at least some of the costs due the Trent engine problems.

just looked at the website and most of the west bound Dreamliner flights are sold out the next few weeks apart from the odd £850 premium tickets the A380 flights still have seats available with most starting at around £300

any mention of Norwegian on the paint job

stand 172M

Amusing to think back to Norwegian starting long haul a few years back if you’d have suggest that they’d have an A380 flying these routes you’d have have told to go lie down in a dark room.

Are Titian missing a trick here, probably not

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Old 4th Aug 2018, 16:08
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Originally Posted by Skipness One Foxtrot View Post
When using the spare runway on 26R, the parallel taxiway is constrained by it's proximity to the now active runway. Last time I did this we had to detour via the North and under the bridge to get to Pier 2, hence bottlenecks and delays.
As I understand only one aircraft can use 26R/8L runway or adjacent taxiway at a time. Not sure if it's changed since I last heard but I can imagine it can cause them to really stack up during busier times.

That was more me thinking out loud than telling you your own job!
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Old 4th Aug 2018, 16:10
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Originally Posted by EIFFS View Post
Norwegian are actively marketing the A380 on this route and the prices seem to be some of the cheapest around if you want to fly the A380 to the US

i guess RR will be picking up the tab for at least some of the costs due the Trent engine problems.

just looked at the website and most of the west bound Dreamliner flights are sold out the next few weeks apart from the odd £850 premium tickets the A380 flights still have seats available with most starting at around £300

any mention of Norwegian on the paint job

stand 172M

Amusing to think back to Norwegian starting long haul a few years back if you’d have suggest that they’d have an A380 flying these routes you’d have have told to go lie down in a dark room.

Are Titian missing a trick here, probably not
Sadly, I think Norwegian will suffer from biting off more than they can chew sooner or later.
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Old 5th Aug 2018, 06:35
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I think you will find that Titan are rather busy just now.
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Old 5th Aug 2018, 14:13
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Another site reports that China Eastern will start Shanghai 3 weekly from December
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Old 5th Aug 2018, 14:52
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Another site reports that China Eastern will start Shanghai 3 weekly from December
https://www.routesonline.com/news/38...from-dec-2018/

Is there such a huge requirement for all these Chinese routes or will it just dilute other existing UK-China routes?
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Old 5th Aug 2018, 18:43
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Originally Posted by LadyL2013 View Post
Sadly, I think Norwegian will suffer from biting off more than they can chew sooner or later.
not really, they have a RR engine issue like many other 787 operators and need to replace the lift one way or another.

This wasn't planned by Norwegian they just had to deal with it.

i gather there has been a significant increase in booking to fly on the A380, its peak season so few options available to punters and airline a like,
but huge publicity
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Old 5th Aug 2018, 19:28
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Originally Posted by VickersVicount View Post


https://www.routesonline.com/news/38...from-dec-2018/

Is there such a huge requirement for all these Chinese routes or will it just dilute other existing UK-China routes?
China have relaxed visa requirements in several cities to grow business and tourism, between three and six days visa free depending on the city or region. This is if you are transferring through China to a third country, Hong Kong and Taiwan count as third countries. Various cities are convenient transfer points for either Australia, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Vietnam and others. China want more people to transfer through their country rather than with Thai, Emirates etc.

Sanya, which is another new route this summer from LHR, are advertising visa-free without travelling onwards.

Along with China’s ever-growing middle classes who want to travel, there are a few reasons why the market is booming at the moment. Whether it sustains remains to be seen.

Shanghai is quite mainstream of course, but many of the other cities with new routes to the UK have had non-stop routes to other cities in Europe for some time. There are also notable cities such as Hangzhou with no UK route as yet.
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Old 5th Aug 2018, 21:07
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It is perhaps also worth mentioning that in the UK we sonetimes forget how large the population is of many cities in China. Yes, average incomes are lower than the UK but even Hangzhou (without flights to the UK) has more than 9 million residents.
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Old 5th Aug 2018, 21:39
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i gather there has been a significant increase in booking to fly on the A380, its peak season so few options available to punters and airline a like,
but huge publicity
I expect the novelty of flying on a A380 will soon wear off with Norwegian's customers if the flight continually operates over 4 hours late, as it has for the last three days
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Old 9th Aug 2018, 07:17
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New Easyjet routes to Aqaba, Aarhus, Rovenemi and Warsaw this winter.
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Old 22nd Aug 2018, 14:52
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The move to Lhr hasn't helped Garuda much. Route ending at the end of October. Might as well have stayed at Lgw.
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Old 24th Aug 2018, 16:19
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Level’s 2 x daily service to VIE are no longer available to sale from 28OCT18. Does anyone know if Level have decided to drop this service altogether?,
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Old 3rd Sep 2018, 12:40
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BA long haul increases for Summer 2019 (compared to Summer 2018):

Las Vegas: 3pw --> 6pw (replaces BA271 from LHR)
Cancun: 3pw --> 5pw
Kingston: 3pw --> 4pw
Orlando 13pw --> 14pw

Oakland is cancelled, but looks like an extra aircraft is required with a few gaps in the schedule.
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Old 3rd Sep 2018, 23:56
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Now I wonder if any new long haul destinations will shortly be announced from LGW for next year with the additional B777 plus the gaps in the current schedules!

It's difficult to actually guess on any new long haul destinations from LGW although I wouldn't be too surprised to see Havana being resumed at some point or even Colombo.
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Old 4th Sep 2018, 07:06
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Originally Posted by canberra97 View Post
Now I wonder if any new long haul destinations will shortly be announced from LGW for next year with the additional B777 plus the gaps in the current schedules!

It's difficult to actually guess on any new long haul destinations from LGW although I wouldn't be too surprised to see Havana being resumed at some point or even Colombo.
I can't see Havana or Colombo being launched for S19 (both a predominately winter destinations) - my guess would be a US destination.
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Old 4th Sep 2018, 07:53
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SFO ?


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Old 4th Sep 2018, 17:22
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SFO?
Seems unlikely if the Norgies are still operating across the bay at OAK?
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Old 5th Sep 2018, 20:18
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Originally Posted by toledoashley View Post
I can't see Havana or Colombo being launched for S19 (both a predominately winter destinations) - my guess would be a US destination.
Two destinations I think could be in running to be added from LGW for S19 are Chicago and Dubai,

Chicago - Seasonal 3 x weekly 3 class 777 Service (BA currently operate 1 x 747 (Configured 14F/86J/30W/145Y) and 1 x A380 (Configured 14F/97J/55W/303Y). For S19 flights are showing as operating 2 x 747 daily. This means they will be 77J/175W/1106Y less seats a week available)

Dubai - BA105/BA104 rotation is very popular with leisure pax due to it’s late evening departure from LHR and lunchtime departure from DXB. Moving this 5 x weekly summer frequency to LGW would fit with the premium leisure market that BA targets at LGW. This route could easily operate year round increasing to Daily from W19

BA plan to continue to grow there LGW longhaul operation over the coming years. Targeting the premium leisure market. I think that direct flights to destinations such Goa, Kochi, Krabi or Phuket would be great additions



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