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29th Jun 2022, 15:50
Replies: 11
Views: 859
Posted By Downwind_Left

For UK airlines, needing an extension seatbelt is...

For UK airlines, needing an extension seatbelt is an automatic disqualification from being seated in an emergency exit row. So there are limits to how ďbigĒ a passenger seated here can be before they...
8th Jun 2022, 12:51
Replies: 826
Views: 239,025
Posted By Downwind_Left

For the aircraft I fly, in identical conditions,...

For the aircraft I fly, in identical conditions, calm wind, 25deg C and QNH1013…. Southampton RWY20 is limited by obstacles in the climb out. Southampton 02 and Southend 23 and 05 not so.

Runway...
31st May 2022, 18:49
Replies: 1,902
Views: 581,717
Posted By Downwind_Left

Aircraft in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Belfast City and...

Aircraft in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Belfast City and Southampton at the weekend operating leisure flights. Plus one in Palma serving Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man.
24th May 2022, 20:16
Replies: 792
Views: 282,917
Posted By Downwind_Left

Some of the A320 leases will see TUIs own cabin...

Some of the A320 leases will see TUIs own cabin crew operating, if you follow them on instagram there have been posts showing their crew having the training. I don’t know which specific aircraft, but...
8th May 2022, 20:01
Replies: 306
Views: 145,225
Posted By Downwind_Left

But that requires the whole aircraft to be...

But that requires the whole aircraft to be reconfigured. Every seat re-pitched, oxygen masks moved. Significant down time for the aircraft. And given for easyJet this is a specific, short term issue,...
8th May 2022, 19:55
Replies: 306
Views: 145,225
Posted By Downwind_Left

About 30 min per aircraft. Its 2 sets of seats...

About 30 min per aircraft. Its 2 sets of seats per aircraft. Remove seats. Update weight and balance schedule and related documents. Done.
1st May 2022, 20:24
Replies: 125
Views: 56,370
Posted By Downwind_Left

If itís a second hand aircraft does it matter...

If itís a second hand aircraft does it matter where the wings were made? And also with the mission profileÖ maybe they just chose the most suitable aircraft. Northolt is a very constrained airfield,...
1st May 2022, 19:53
Replies: 125
Views: 56,370
Posted By Downwind_Left

Most of the Government/Royal flights for at least...

Most of the Government/Royal flights for at least the last 10 years have been out to tender on the UK charter market.

The Queen and Senior Royals have hardly been flying with the RAF for long...
25th Apr 2022, 15:43
Replies: 792
Views: 282,917
Posted By Downwind_Left

In your example on the 6th day the crew flying...

In your example on the 6th day the crew flying home can't operate a TFS-UK-TFS duty, and then position home, it's a 4 hour flight back after a 10 hour plus duty... would be an insanely long day. The...
24th Apr 2022, 19:22
Replies: 792
Views: 282,917
Posted By Downwind_Left

Iíd be surprised if the crews position out, or...

Iíd be surprised if the crews position out, or back generallyÖ would be an expensive optionÖ needs double the number of hotel rooms when the aircraft lands in TFS. And double the number on the last...
24th Apr 2022, 19:14
Replies: 792
Views: 282,917
Posted By Downwind_Left

Only in the winter, and not so much based as...

Only in the winter, and not so much based as night stooping. Crews are UK based. Avoids a lot of positioning of aircraft and crews to serve the regional destinations in winter. Has been happening for...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Apr 2022, 17:18
Replies: 33
Views: 3,851
Posted By Downwind_Left

That's just a lightweight piece of plastic trim...

That's just a lightweight piece of plastic trim adjacent to the overhead crew rest area on the A350. That is most definitely not how overhead lockers are attached to the aircraft structure.
See here...
1st Apr 2022, 16:04
Replies: 59
Views: 28,591
Posted By Downwind_Left

Indeed, especially if he did not meet the...

Indeed, especially if he did not meet the hours/experience requirement to fulfil the role of a Captain, as set out in the airlines operations manual and aircraft insurance requirements.
31st Mar 2022, 22:26
Replies: 59
Views: 28,591
Posted By Downwind_Left

He got a job on the 190 for Stobart after...

He got a job on the 190 for Stobart after Cityflyer got rid of him. At the time Stobart were starting an operation on behalf of Cityflyer. I guess someone noticed fairly quickly when the reference...
21st Mar 2022, 23:30
Replies: 1,515
Views: 521,651
Posted By Downwind_Left

I think Flybe have a confused Jesus complex. We...

I think Flybe have a confused Jesus complex. We are back/we are a new company.

Sadly for them the market has continued to fly. Just not with them. They wonít flock back unless itís really cheap,...
21st Mar 2022, 22:45
Replies: 1,515
Views: 521,651
Posted By Downwind_Left

Wow. I arrived at BHD on Friday, on the...

Wow.

I arrived at BHD on Friday, on the ground were 3 BA190s, 1 BA320 and 2 EI320s. Nothing else. Belfast City used to be a sea of purple, but itís now dominated by IAG in blue and green.

I...
21st Mar 2022, 16:01
Replies: 792
Views: 282,917
Posted By Downwind_Left

Not quite accurate. Air 2000 were the first...

Not quite accurate.

Air 2000 were the first to announce and introduce a Premium economy product (Classic Premium) on their first new build 767s, G-OOAL/M, to be delivered in 1999 and 2000. Total...
6th Mar 2022, 20:31
Replies: 447
Views: 196,474
Posted By Downwind_Left

The precedent is BA Cityflyer, which run all...

The precedent is BA Cityflyer, which run all their commercial operation as British Airways, and fly under BA codes on all flights, including charters. But flight plans are filed under their CFE code...
2nd Mar 2022, 22:27
Replies: 113
Views: 56,827
Posted By Downwind_Left

Or more likely, that Emerald have had a temporary...

Or more likely, that Emerald have had a temporary alleviation from the UK CAA to wet-lease from their Irish AOC pending the establishment of the UK AOC.

Absolutely no way BACF are involved in the...
25th Feb 2022, 20:10
Replies: 447
Views: 196,474
Posted By Downwind_Left

Thatís not a fact though is it? BA have had a few...

Thatís not a fact though is it? BA have had a few IT issues recently, but the IT going down at least on a weekly basis. Sounds dramatic, but hardly credible as a statement.
25th Feb 2022, 19:56
Replies: 792
Views: 282,917
Posted By Downwind_Left

The only other airline I could think of other...

The only other airline I could think of other than TUI Nordic, which wouldnít really be true ACMI, would be EuroAtlantic that are reportedly in the process of adding 2 787-8s from AeroMexico.
12th Feb 2022, 21:34
Replies: 526
Views: 180,922
Posted By Downwind_Left

The Ryanair 737-8200 (tel:737-8200) Max aircraft...

The Ryanair 737-8200 (tel:737-8200) Max aircraft have exactly the same toilet arrangement at the rear as the space-flex on the A320 many European airlines are adopting... 2 very narrow toilets aft of...
1st Feb 2022, 11:01
Replies: 344
Views: 138,933
Posted By Downwind_Left

I don't see that to be the case... All Emerald's...

I don't see that to be the case... All Emerald's BHD routes are currently flown by Aer Lingus and BA Cityflyer, if the changeover to Emerald operating is delayed then I'm sure they wont leave any of...
14th Jan 2022, 22:23
Replies: 99
Views: 34,744
Posted By Downwind_Left

Not sure what road you are referring to... but...

Not sure what road you are referring to... but Glasgow is one of the few major airports without LED runway lights.

LED runway/taxiway lights are amazingly bright... the issue being at their lowest...
26th Dec 2021, 20:10
Replies: 527
Views: 104,563
Posted By Downwind_Left

Approach lighting actually becomes less important...

Approach lighting actually becomes less important with low viz approaches. For a Cat III approach the approach lighting being u/s has no effect on your minima because youíll never actually see it if...
15th Dec 2021, 16:37
Replies: 767
Views: 244,970
Posted By Downwind_Left

I think the historic BA thinking that...

I think the historic BA thinking that LHR=Business and LGW=Bucket and Spade is consigned to the pages of history. Itís apparent now that a lot of leisure routes can be just as profitable as a...
13th Dec 2021, 13:22
Replies: 113
Views: 56,827
Posted By Downwind_Left

Iíd say entirely dependent on the rate of...

Iíd say entirely dependent on the rate of recovery from COVID. If Omicron sets things back significantly Aer Lingus and Cityflyer may want to continue using their own fleet on the Belfast network for...
8th Nov 2021, 17:43
Replies: 332
Views: 103,053
Posted By Downwind_Left

kcockayne Its impossible to say whether it...

kcockayne

Its impossible to say whether it was or not, generally flight planning objective is to deliver minimum fuel burn without compromising on time performance. So unless you know the traffic...
5th Nov 2021, 13:59
Replies: 1,902
Views: 581,717
Posted By Downwind_Left

Aer Lingus themselves; “Aer Lingus remains...

Aer Lingus themselves;

“Aer Lingus remains committed to providing a Manchester/Boston direct transatlantic service. The commencement date of that service will not be in summer 2022 but remains...
31st Oct 2021, 23:58
Replies: 792
Views: 282,917
Posted By Downwind_Left

A general industry problem. Many cabin crew found...

A general industry problem. Many cabin crew found new jobs during COVID and have no interest in returning. But they also may have taken the furlough cash while working their second jobs.

When...
17th Oct 2021, 19:42
Replies: 87
Views: 28,892
Posted By Downwind_Left

Alcoholic drinks provided (and generously so) on...

Alcoholic drinks provided (and generously so) on my very recents from London City to Belfast and back, together with a selection of crisps or brownie. Slightly different snack oh the way back -...
24th Sep 2021, 13:44
Replies: 344
Views: 138,933
Posted By Downwind_Left

Legally now they could probably operate them on...

Legally now they could probably operate them on behalf of Aer Lingus UK…

Cozy F]Indeed

I believe the issue with Ryanair was scale, they wanted single token aircraft on their UK AOC and then...
17th Sep 2021, 20:02
Replies: 168
Views: 97,249
Posted By Downwind_Left

I don’t think that’s the case, the EI flight just...

I don’t think that’s the case, the EI flight just hasn’t been removed yet.

The evening BA and EI BHX-BHD flights operate to an identical schedule, which would be very strange for 2 partner...
17th Sep 2021, 11:15
Replies: 168
Views: 97,249
Posted By Downwind_Left

BA Cityflyer, 16 times weekly Belfast-City to...

BA Cityflyer, 16 times weekly Belfast-City to Birmingham from 31st October, presumably replacing the Aer Lingus flights.
Generally 2 daily, 3 on Monday/Thursday/Friday, 1 on Saturday .

BA Media...
9th Sep 2021, 10:03
Replies: 344
Views: 138,933
Posted By Downwind_Left

BA Cityflyer, 16 times weekly Belfast-City to...

BA Cityflyer, 16 times weekly Belfast-City to Birmingham from 31st October.

British Airways Media Centre...
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