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Old 16th May 2019, 22:21
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The Bombardier Global 7500 completed a test flight from LCY non stop to Los Angeles. The longest ever non stop flight from LCY.

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Old 16th May 2019, 23:24
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Originally Posted by BA318 View Post
The Bombardier Global 7500 completed a test flight from LCY non stop to Los Angeles. The longest ever non stop flight from LCY.

https://twitter.com/bombardierjets/s...434142721?s=21
Did it have passengers on board?

Would LCY-LAX work? BA can't make LCY-JFK work so I don't see LCY-LAX happening.
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Old 17th May 2019, 00:02
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Does anyone have any info on the proposed Odyssey Airlines start up operating ex LCY? All seems to have done quite however the website is still active....
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Old 17th May 2019, 00:04
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I don't think a Global 7500 is commonly used by airlines to carry passengers on ordinary scheduled flights...
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Old 17th May 2019, 08:58
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Did it have passengers on board?
The Twitter video linked above says with the equivalent of 11 pax.
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Old 17th May 2019, 10:08
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Originally Posted by sinbad73 View Post
Did it have passengers on board?

Would LCY-LAX work? BA can't make LCY-JFK work so I don't see LCY-LAX happening.
No commercial passenger plane would be able to fly LCY-LAX.

I'm also not sure you are correct that BA can't make LCY-JFK work. Granted, its been reduced to 1 daily but its still going (this is the 10th year). BA don't usually keep running loss making services so I assume it's at least making some kind of profit.
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Old 17th May 2019, 12:59
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Was the reason for dis continuing the second daily LCY-JFK, the reduction in the hours of the US pre-clearance operation at Shannon?
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Old 17th May 2019, 17:40
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I think the reason was a combination of ending the afternoon preclearence at Shannon (apparently due to lobbying in Washington by a competitive major US carrier, who presented it as US taxpayer expenditure giving an advantage only to a foreign carrier) and the end of the major bulk purchase contract that started the service off, from a major Canary Wharf/Wall Street bank.

I was actually surprised that the remaining service was the early one, leaving at 0940. This means that the much-vaunted "work at Canary Wharf before the flight" is not possible. UK passengers will be coming directly from home, for many senior execs who live out in leafy Surrey etc possibly more of a nuisance journey than getting to Heathrow. US passengers will come straight from their hotel - they might as well have gone the previous evening on the last Heathrow departure.
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Old 18th May 2019, 01:53
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What time does the “City” wake? (As opposed to LCY wakening?)
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Old 18th May 2019, 02:43
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In an investment bank, the trading floor is the first place to get any kind of activity. The early birds will turn up at 7 am, with more activity about 7:30 am. Morning meetings usually begin about 8 am. Yes there are a few people who are in the office before 7 am, but apart from people like security / catering / facilities management (none of whom will be flying to NYC) these people are comparatively rare

Allowing 45 mins from Broadgate (maybe 30 mins form Canary Wharf) to LCY (either DLR or taxi in rush hour) and 30 mins for checkin / security and maybe a little bit to spare, one would need to leave the office by about 8:20 am. - hence (as WHBM says), not really possible to do any substantive work in the office if one is catching the 09:40 flight out of LCY. All large firms in the City (banks, law firms, consultancies) provide 24h ability to login to their (virtual) PCs so someone who wakes up at 3 am and wants to do a bit of work can do this quite easily from anywhere with a laptop and Wifi
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Old 18th May 2019, 08:26
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Just my thoughts but I feel you are looking at the wrong flight! the BA001 leaves when it does because it is the arrival time of the BA002 that matters! That is the direct flight that can really get the yields and it does indeed get everyone to LCY for 0700 and a full days work.

leaving an aircraft on stand at LCY is an expensive buisiness so it leaves pretty much as soon as feasible (bear in mind also the reporting times of the operating crew). Even if BA wanted to pay for a later flight doubt LCA would accept as it would leave just 3 stands for all the domestics and the Swiss C series.
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Old 20th May 2019, 00:35
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Originally Posted by sarnold View Post
Does anyone have any info on the proposed Odyssey Airlines start up operating ex LCY? All seems to have done quite however the website is still active....
Having read their last accounts I doubt it will be anytime soon or at all.. Looks like they raised money by crowdfunding and its all gone down the plughole.
Anyone got any further info?

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/c...filing-history


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Old 24th May 2019, 12:20
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KLM, CityJet establish Air Antwerp; applies for Belgian AOC

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/n...or-belgian-aoc

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Old 28th Jun 2019, 12:25
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LCY is looking to increase the number of flights permitted per year. As part of the plans, the weekend closure could also be scrapped.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-48798266

https://www.londoncityairport.com/corporate/consultation

Interestingly the map in the masterplan shows potential for flights to Boston and Toronto as well as Dubai, Bahrain, Abu Dhabi and Doha.
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Old 28th Jun 2019, 13:46
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From the BBC link :

John Stewart, chair of Hacan East which campaigns about the impact of the airport on local communities, said: "For all its green talk, this plan would be a disaster for residents.
How does Motormouth John Stewart always manage to get half the column inches of any BBC story about LCY. I live a sight closer to the airport than John Stewart and don't consider it a disaster in the least
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Old 28th Jun 2019, 13:51
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Originally Posted by WHBM View Post
From the BBC link :


How does Motormouth John Stewart always manage to get half the column inches of any BBC story about LCY. I live a sight closer to the airport than John Stewart and don't consider it a disaster in the least
Think about it...it's the BBC!! With all that that implies!
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Old 28th Jun 2019, 17:06
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Presumably unless you have an opposing, critical view then it just becomes a fluff piece of advertising for LCY. It's a perfectly legitimate point of view that reflects fairly widespread opinion in East London. Why should he have to shut up just because we like planes?
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Old 28th Jun 2019, 18:48
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Originally Posted by jdcg View Post
Presumably unless you have an opposing, critical view then it just becomes a fluff piece of advertising for LCY. It's a perfectly legitimate point of view that reflects fairly widespread opinion in East London. Why should he have to shut up just because we like planes?
Because is it really a widespread view? I’ve not had anyone complain about it and the LCY complaint figures reflect that with something like only 400 complaints in the whole year compared to 1000s at other airports -which may be bigger but are probably not as close to residents as LCY.

I live in Beckton and get more noise from boy racers along the dock road than any plane.
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Old 28th Jun 2019, 20:09
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Originally Posted by jdcg View Post
It's a perfectly legitimate point of view that reflects fairly widespread opinion in East London. Why should he have to shut up just because we like planes?
It does not reflect "widespread opinion" at all. I live closer probably than BA318. None of any of the neighbours in our road have ever made the slightest comment about the airport whatsoever, apart from to me as a regular user saying how handy it must be, and are envious about not trekking down to Gatwick at holiday times, their only experience.

The described post-midnight Boy Racers along Royal Docks Road (the one visible from the airport departure lounge, across the dock) have had nothing done about them for years by either the police (London Mayor) or the local authority (Newham). If they can't be bothered about that noise then how can they represent any concern for aircraft noise.

I do seem to recall a report (Airport Consultative Committee ?) a short while ago that out of the several hundred noise complaints over the year, 50% were from one vexatious individual.

I think Motormouth lives in Twickenham, which is why it's inappropriate for him to invent same day opinions about those of us who actually live here.
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Old 29th Jun 2019, 00:56
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A220-300

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Was the reason for dis continuing the second daily LCY-JFK, the reduction in the hours of the US pre-clearance operation at Shannon?
According to the coverage area The new A220-300 with the extended range is well within reach as is the 100 and now Etops certified.
IAG are buying a few , BA it seems are taking some . Would that not be better than the unpopular but still impressive A318.

Also the A220 would surley be able to carry more pax.

I also read the range of the Embraer E2 E190/195 Are of similar range , I think they have a slight edge of the Airbus .

But the A220 already operates into LCY and is described as the largest aircraft yet to operate there .
Is this in the realm of possibility?.
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