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Old 27th May 2023, 02:58
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Originally Posted by VickersVicount
Equally where are all the A321s for all the carriers going?
United are only getting "a handful" towards the end of 2024, they don't arrive enmasse until 2025

Source interview with Dan Qualye Senior Vice President, who fear not mentions possible locations that may get A321XLR

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Old 27th May 2023, 08:05
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Originally Posted by VickersVicount
Equally where are all the A321s for all the carriers going?

replacing all the other , smaller, B737's and A 319,320 etc
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Old 27th May 2023, 09:11
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Originally Posted by Asturias56
replacing all the other , smaller, B737's and A 319,320 etc
United using a 321XLR on the EWR route, which can seat around 180 would technically be a small increase in capacity. The 752s seat between 169 and 176. The 321s would also be a substantial upgrade on comfort etc. Newer J class product and premier economy. The article posted above gives the biggest possible hint that EDI is likely to see the 321XLR.
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Originally Posted by Planeraz
United using a 321XLR on the EWR route, which can seat around 180 would technically be a small increase in capacity. The 752s seat between 169 and 176. The 321s would also be a substantial upgrade on comfort etc. Newer J class product and premier economy. The article posted above gives the biggest possible hint that EDI is likely to see the 321XLR.
And of a return to GLA too, positive for Scotland not necessarily helping EDI loads and hopefully they retain the double daily in NS24.
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Old 27th May 2023, 10:48
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The article is from last year. Lots can change in a year and the 2nd daily EDI was added after the article using old GLA flight numbers. Never say never of course, but I feel JetBlue are more likely initially.
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Old 30th May 2023, 14:32
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Anyone fill in the biggest long haul aircraft on they can fit on stand :
1 B757-200
2 B757-200
2A
3 B757-200
3A
4 B757-200
4A
12
15
16
18
21
23
25
Is that a total of eleven stands available if they're willing to bus? I know it's sub-par but even DXB happily buses many B77Ws per day.
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Old 30th May 2023, 15:01
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Originally Posted by Skipness One Foxtrot
Anyone fill in the biggest long haul aircraft on they can fit on stand :
1 B757-200
2 B757-200
2A B787-800
3 B757-200
3A
4 B757-200
4A B777-300ER
10A A330-200

12 B777-300ER
15 B777-300ER
16 B777-300ER
18 B777-300ER
21
23 A340-200
25
Is that a total of eleven stands available if they're willing to bus? I know it's sub-par but even DXB happily buses many B77Ws per day.
According to the NATS charts - updates in bold.
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Old 30th May 2023, 15:05
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even DXB happily buses many B77Ws per day.
On average, warmer and drier than EDI...
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Old 31st May 2023, 08:46
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The elderly will remember that Singapore Paya Labar operated very efficiently with buses - but they were specials, very wide, about a foot off the ground, and A/C that could freeze you to death in 10 minutes. I can't remember anyone ever complaining- but then there were lots of them and they were applied using intelligence - something that seems lacking in any UK bus operation where sending one to move 180 passengers seem to be the norm
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Old 31st May 2023, 09:33
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Originally Posted by SWBKCB
On average, warmer and drier than EDI...
Covered steps to a bus is a huge issue? Come on, it's doable, there's just no will for the added costs of doing it well. We are forever penny wise and pound foolish. Or perhaps the arguement being airport cost vs. handling agent cost in a never ending tussle.
Many European airports with awful winters also bus efficiently.
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Tui - S24

Reported to be dropping long haul flights from EDI. Won’t be much of a surprise to most. Not a huge loss either given their limited offerings from EDI.
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It helps if you remember to open the aeroplane - I nearly froze to death on some steps at LHR boarding a Brit Midland flight to Teesside one winter day - bus left - all got on the stairs - door locked...................
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I must admit that I am puzzled at TUI abandoning Edinburgh. As the more prosperous side of the country I would have thought that it would be a decent market. I guess it's Glasgow or Newcastle.
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Tui - S24

Reported to be dropping long haul flights from EDI. Wont be much of a surprise to most. Not a huge loss either given their limited offerings from EDI.
We went to Cancun last year from EDI flight was jammed packed, what gets me it was the last flight out from Edi at the beginning of July and it was the start of the School Holidays in the East, these flights started beginning of June same with the Florida flight, what a waste, these flights would possibly filled through all of July and probably August too.
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odd if apparent rip roaring success they didn't choose to extend the series (and never have done even pre covid). They can direct their travel agencies to fill anything I suppose.
I'm sure theyve done the math of costs positioning crew and a Dreamliner a few weeks a year. Think BRS was deemed marginal
also.
Perhaps the other transatlantic offerings are giving cheap one stop connections via IAD or NYC, plus if VS sticks around, their high summer MCO service for Florida.
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Old 31st May 2023, 18:47
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If I was to choose something to lose from EDI it would have been TUI. Cant see this having a big impact. Got plenty connections to North America (with more to come Im sure) including a very good A350 product on VS to MCO.

FR, U2 and LS Im sure will cover the other European holiday destinations well.

TUI have been pretty stagnant for years at EDI.
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Lufthansa W23

LH making additional cuts. EDI appears to come out of this fairly well.

https://www.aeroroutes.com/eng/230601-lhnw23eu
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Originally Posted by tictack67
United are only getting "a handful" towards the end of 2024, they don't arrive enmasse until 2025

Source interview with Dan Qualye Senior Vice President, who fear not mentions possible locations that may get A321XLR

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Dan Qualye? The article mentions a Patrick Quayle. Were you thinking of another vice president back in the day?
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Busiest day of S23 so far tomorrow and biggest number of scheduled wide-body aircraft (probably ever?) in one day at EDI.

Air Canada resume Toronto service this evening/tomorrow..

3 x 752’s - United
3 x 763’s - Delta
3 x 788’s - Air Canada & 2 x Qatar
1 x 789 - Westjet
1 x 764 - United

Big test for the airport and its infrastructure.
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Originally Posted by Planeraz
Busiest day of S23 so far tomorrow and biggest number of scheduled wide-body aircraft (probably ever?) in one day at EDI.

Air Canada resume Toronto service this evening/tomorrow..

3 x 752s - United
3 x 763s - Delta
3 x 788s - Air Canada & 2 x Qatar
1 x 789 - Westjet
1 x 764 - United

Big test for the airport and its infrastructure.
You can add VS to that list with the A35K from June 24. Hainan still to come with their A330 as well albeit on Fridays and Mondays. As you say, busy summer ahead!

Loadings for tonight's Toronto looking pretty healthy with just handful of seats free in economy. Even the return is looking reasonably well loaded too across all cabins.
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