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3rd Jan 2022, 22:01
Replies: 579
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Posted By Vokes55

The Jet2 flights were charter flights operated on...

The Jet2 flights were charter flights operated on behalf of tour operators that tend to go to the cheapest bidder. In the past, these flights were operated by the likes of Germania, Small Planet and...
3rd Jan 2022, 21:55
Replies: 579
Views: 177,109
Posted By Vokes55

Bangkok is (normally) high volume and low yield....

Bangkok is (normally) high volume and low yield. Thai is a competitor, but most of the competition came from the 6-7 ME airlines that had about 20 flights a day to both London and Bangkok. BA gave up...
30th Dec 2021, 23:08
Replies: 442
Views: 216,619
Posted By Vokes55

And who exactly are the ďweaker operatorsĒ? ...

And who exactly are the ďweaker operatorsĒ?

Any thoughts of Jet2 doing long haul is pure cuckoo. Flying half empty aircraft across Europe is one thing, flying half empty aircraft across the...
28th Dec 2021, 14:42
Replies: 442
Views: 216,619
Posted By Vokes55

Oh please. Youíre just as likely to be in a...

Oh please. Youíre just as likely to be in a terrorist attack in Manchester or Liverpool than Egypt and Tunisia.

The FCO doesnít advise against travel to these destinations, so theyíre deemed as...
23rd Dec 2021, 09:18
Replies: 133
Views: 58,295
Posted By Vokes55

And why do you think they entered the Norway...

And why do you think they entered the Norway domestic market in the first place? It had everything to do with Norwegian.
22nd Dec 2021, 22:05
Replies: 133
Views: 58,295
Posted By Vokes55

Only to compete with Norwegian in an attempt to...

Only to compete with Norwegian in an attempt to finish them off and get their Gatwick slots. As soon as that didn't work, they pulled out. There's only so long you can fly empty aircraft around to...
22nd Dec 2021, 19:11
Replies: 133
Views: 58,295
Posted By Vokes55

Letís be realistic, all theyíre going to do is...

Letís be realistic, all theyíre going to do is dump capacity on bucket and spade routes in an attempt to trash yields for the competition. If itís based aircraft itís going to be Malaga, Faro, Palma,...
22nd Dec 2021, 15:24
Replies: 133
Views: 58,295
Posted By Vokes55

The short haul slots went to EZY last year, so...

The short haul slots went to EZY last year, so Iíd assume itís the long haul slots - utterly useless for a based aircraft operation
18th Dec 2021, 14:33
Replies: 262
Views: 126,894
Posted By Vokes55

Yeah, Iím not sure Israel, a country with...

Yeah, Iím not sure Israel, a country with consistently one of the tightest borders throughout the whole pandemic, banning foreign visitors is going to put people off booking holidays to Cancun or...
18th Dec 2021, 12:26
Replies: 262
Views: 126,894
Posted By Vokes55

Andorra flights are being changed to Barcelona....

Andorra flights are being changed to Barcelona. Loads to French resorts will be reduced to zero because theyíre not allowed in. The benefit of the package holiday though is that they can change to a...
18th Dec 2021, 12:24
Replies: 262
Views: 126,894
Posted By Vokes55

And which countries have done that in the past...

And which countries have done that in the past week or so, apart from France?
18th Dec 2021, 11:50
Replies: 262
Views: 126,894
Posted By Vokes55

Which new restrictions? The only country thatís...

Which new restrictions? The only country thatís imposed new restrictions on travel is France, and we all know thatís nothing to do with Covid. Additional testing hits the short break market but has...
18th Dec 2021, 09:01
Replies: 262
Views: 126,894
Posted By Vokes55

What evidence do you have of "demand falling off...

What evidence do you have of "demand falling off a cliff"? Gatwick has just had it's busiest (in terms of flights and departing passenger numbers) Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday since...
17th Dec 2021, 22:59
Replies: 262
Views: 126,894
Posted By Vokes55

Why? filler

Why?



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15th Dec 2021, 18:41
Replies: 579
Views: 177,109
Posted By Vokes55

Athens and to a lesser extent Milan (ex-LTN but...

Athens and to a lesser extent Milan (ex-LTN but Wizzair base and previously applied for slots MXP-LGW) are just BA dumping low cost capacity into Wizzair markets. Iíd imagine theyíll survive as long...
5th Dec 2021, 23:01
Replies: 579
Views: 177,109
Posted By Vokes55

What’s to be frowned upon? Aside from the fact...

What’s to be frowned upon? Aside from the fact that the runway is used somewhat regularly at nights anyway, all obstructions are taken into account in performance calculations, which are themselves...
5th Dec 2021, 15:24
Replies: 208
Views: 98,568
Posted By Vokes55

Not surprising. If thereís one thing EZY and BA...

Not surprising. If thereís one thing EZY and BA can agree on, itís that they donít want a meaningful Wizzair or Ryanair operation at Gatwick at any cost.
30th Nov 2021, 12:45
Replies: 262
Views: 126,894
Posted By Vokes55

It's an ACMI A321.

It's an ACMI A321.
29th Nov 2021, 23:03
Replies: 262
Views: 126,894
Posted By Vokes55

Three ACMI A321s are going to be based at LGW,...

Three ACMI A321s are going to be based at LGW, probably from the usual Latvian/Lithuanian suspects.

Subject to change, of course.
22nd Nov 2021, 14:05
Replies: 152
Views: 59,423
Posted By Vokes55

MerchantVenturer The demographic that take...

MerchantVenturer

The demographic that take Caribbean cruises is generally different to that that visit Disneyland or spend two weeks in Cancun. Cruise flights have always been popular out of...
20th Nov 2021, 22:25
Replies: 37
Views: 14,581
Posted By Vokes55

Why does every Jet2 pilot or fanboy feel the need...

Why does every Jet2 pilot or fanboy feel the need to compare themselves to other airlines? Comments like…

"Indeed so, and the pilots of one particular large competitor will be looking enviously...
12th Nov 2021, 12:49
Replies: 579
Views: 177,109
Posted By Vokes55

I'm sure they'll get the bums on seats, but...

I'm sure they'll get the bums on seats, but London to Bangkok is (pre-covid) one of the most competitive routes in the world with trashed yields to match. Not sure I'd be in a hurry to fly on a 329...
2nd Nov 2021, 12:26
Replies: 288
Views: 131,948
Posted By Vokes55

Given that they were owned assets that cost very...

Given that they were owned assets that cost very little to dispose of and were on the way out anyway, the answer is probably yes. Especially given how long it's taken for a meaningful restart.

On...
2nd Nov 2021, 11:55
Replies: 262
Views: 126,894
Posted By Vokes55

What's odd about that? Every single TUI branded...

What's odd about that? Every single TUI branded flight from anywhere in Europe to Heraklion over the past 8 days would've been a ferry, it's the end of the season. Operating ABZ-HER-HAJ saved an...
29th Oct 2021, 10:39
Replies: 46
Views: 20,016
Posted By Vokes55

Given that the report says “climbing through...

Given that the report says “climbing through FL320” suggests they did stop the climb once other, more important tasks had been completed. One assumes this happened over the channel in the climb out -...
10th Oct 2021, 09:40
Replies: 442
Views: 216,619
Posted By Vokes55

Just don't enter the seat number. Never have,...

Just don't enter the seat number. Never have, never had a problem. The PLF is a box ticking exercise run by the department of health. The airline and border force just need to see it's been...
5th Oct 2021, 22:59
Replies: 442
Views: 216,619
Posted By Vokes55

Well they have 38 aircraft in their fleet today...

Well they have 38 aircraft in their fleet today that will be over 25 years old by 2026. I'd imagine the majority of these deliveries will be replacements, not for expansion.
5th Oct 2021, 22:38
Replies: 442
Views: 216,619
Posted By Vokes55

Who says it's for expansion?

Who says it's for expansion?
5th Oct 2021, 22:33
Replies: 288
Views: 131,948
Posted By Vokes55

Rutan16 There’s no ‘and’ about it, it’s...

Rutan16

There’s no ‘and’ about it, it’s entirely for the cargo. Mainly fresh food. So much cargo that baggage is often left behind and sent on another flight, freeing up the entire hold of the...
28th Sep 2021, 11:53
Replies: 579
Views: 177,109
Posted By Vokes55

Emirates back on December 10th. EK15/16 with the...

Emirates back on December 10th. EK15/16 with the 77W.
1st Sep 2021, 01:35
Replies: 1,131
Views: 251,645
Posted By Vokes55

LGS6753 But the majority, if not all of the...

LGS6753

But the majority, if not all of the people in what you define as the “catchment area” of Luton are also in the “catchment area” of one or more other airports which offer a superior...
31st Aug 2021, 12:28
Replies: 1,131
Views: 251,645
Posted By Vokes55

Luton was consistently the worst airport in TUI...

Luton was consistently the worst airport in TUI customer service questionnaires and became increasingly expensive and inconvenient to operate from, whilst demand for holidays from there continued to...
25th Aug 2021, 10:18
Replies: 262
Views: 126,894
Posted By Vokes55

Nobody with a mental age over 12 is looking at an...

Nobody with a mental age over 12 is looking at an airline vs airline rivalry. The majority of pilots across the industry want all companies to survive and all pre-Covid T&Cs to be restored and/or...
24th Aug 2021, 21:13
Replies: 262
Views: 126,894
Posted By Vokes55

A quick look through your posts suggests there’s...

A quick look through your posts suggests there’s no “suddenly” about it.
24th Aug 2021, 21:00
Replies: 262
Views: 126,894
Posted By Vokes55

whatdoesthisbuttondo Donít rise to it. This...

whatdoesthisbuttondo

Donít rise to it. This is the same user who claimed Thomas Cook would soon be debt free, a month before their collapse. The reason for the axe to grind is fairly obvious too.
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