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Forum: Cabin Crew
25th Apr 2011, 19:11
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Views: 1,291,614
Posted By robo283

Best of Thick Passenger Comments

Having originally started this thread in 2006 I have been impressed with the quality of anecdotes submitted. It has been suggested that there might be a scope for a published anthology of such...
6th Nov 2010, 19:38
Replies: 6
Views: 2,482
Posted By robo283

I would imagine that the Northern Hemisphere...

I would imagine that the Northern Hemisphere didn't hold the same appeal once Concorde was grounded as he had a booming charter business as I remember.
6th Apr 2009, 10:55
Replies: 76
Views: 7,913
Posted By robo283

For much the same reason as Tintop and Slim...

For much the same reason as Tintop and Slim Shady, my vote is for Jet2.com.

"We all love Leeds, we all love Leeds, etc". :ok:
19th Nov 2008, 20:59
Replies: 4,404
Views: 1,186,231
Posted By robo283

"Think Jet2 would ever make a move for BmiBaby? "...

"Think Jet2 would ever make a move for BmiBaby? "

No
6th Nov 2008, 20:58
Replies: 10
Views: 1,218
Posted By robo283

They were operating a charter flight for what...

They were operating a charter flight for what it's worth.
18th Oct 2008, 20:05
Replies: 2
Views: 792
Posted By robo283

This thread takes me back 21 years. I can lay...

This thread takes me back 21 years. I can lay claim to having started the first LGW-LEI scheduled service (good old Orion Airways!). Shame if it all falls by the wayside. (I also applied for MAN -...
12th Oct 2008, 07:15
Replies: 89
Views: 24,254
Posted By robo283

So, two airlines reconsider their strategies. ...

So, two airlines reconsider their strategies. One has its home government telling it to operate unprofitable routes for social purposes. It has a big expensive new fleet and has gone into the...
12th Oct 2008, 07:07
Replies: 4,404
Views: 1,186,231
Posted By robo283

Well done Monarch! In my IT charter days we used...

Well done Monarch! In my IT charter days we used to poke fun at Monarch because they had...er....a fleet of older aircraft which they had paid for and everybody expected them to go bust the whole...
11th Oct 2008, 20:16
Replies: 4,404
Views: 1,186,231
Posted By robo283

Why shouldn't they celebrate 30 years? Jet2.com...

Why shouldn't they celebrate 30 years? Jet2.com is a development of Channex rather than a 2003 start-up. The operation has been running 30 years and that is well worth celbrating :ok:
11th Oct 2008, 10:15
Replies: 22
Views: 4,410
Posted By robo283

Funny how it headlines 'UK airports' when in fact...

Funny how it headlines 'UK airports' when in fact it refers to BAA. What about the vast majority of airports which aren't BAA?:confused:
4th Oct 2008, 17:45
Replies: 22
Views: 4,410
Posted By robo283

Has any airport actually 'gone under'? They are...

Has any airport actually 'gone under'? They are key economic locations of strategic importance. In the current climate some might be sold to other management companies or even nationalised but I...
4th Oct 2008, 13:39
Replies: 22
Views: 4,410
Posted By robo283

July 08 terminal and transfer pax 337748 (of wich...

July 08 terminal and transfer pax 337748 (of wich 1658 were transit pax). This is up 5% on July 07.:ok:

Haven't had time to look at the year to date yet.
2nd Oct 2008, 18:13
Replies: 4,404
Views: 1,186,231
Posted By robo283

How many surfboards can you carry in a...

How many surfboards can you carry in a 733?:confused:
1st Oct 2008, 18:46
Replies: 4,404
Views: 1,186,231
Posted By robo283

"By my argument Leeds, Manchester and Sheffield...

"By my argument Leeds, Manchester and Sheffield are not the same place at all. They're in close proximity though, and very simply, that's the point. They're close to each other."

Thanks Harrogate...
6th Sep 2008, 08:17
Replies: 4,404
Views: 1,186,231
Posted By robo283

"737 classics were the mainstay of charter...

"737 classics were the mainstay of charter operators in the 1980s and 1990s so I must add that suggestions the 733 can't make DLM are at best a very uneducated guess. No further than TFS and Jet2...
6th Sep 2008, 08:11
Replies: 4,404
Views: 1,186,231
Posted By robo283

"At least they are off the floor, but still a...

"At least they are off the floor, but still a long way back to the halcyon days (means peace and happines Robo)"

Oh and there's me just thinking that Court Line plucked the names for their 1-11s...
30th Aug 2008, 19:48
Replies: 4,404
Views: 1,186,231
Posted By robo283

It's not just the price of oil but also the...

It's not just the price of oil but also the exchange rate. At present you get $1.82 to the pound so a barrel of oil at $100 costs 54. Slip to $1.50 to the pound and the same barrel costs 67. ...
27th Aug 2008, 20:30
Replies: 9
Views: 963
Posted By robo283

1. Find a backer with shedloads of money to...

1. Find a backer with shedloads of money to burn.

2. Go to a manufacturer (try Airbus or Boeing, though this list is not exhaustive) and choose a few aircraft of about the right size. ...
23rd Aug 2008, 08:29
Replies: 2,775
Views: 891,716
Posted By robo283

End of 1984 I think. I'm also feeling my age as...

End of 1984 I think. I'm also feeling my age as I remember watching Britannia and Air Europe 737s firing off the somewhat shorter runway prior to that. I seem to remember our own (Orion) 737s used...
2nd Aug 2008, 21:12
Replies: 788
Views: 141,298
Posted By robo283

Finger trouble?

Finger trouble?
3rd Jul 2008, 19:58
Replies: 788
Views: 141,298
Posted By robo283

PIA has to look at the diversion of traffic from...

PIA has to look at the diversion of traffic from its MAN flights. If the pax were almost all from West Yorkshire then an increase would make sense; otherwise there has to be a sensible balance.
...
2nd Jul 2008, 22:24
Replies: 788
Views: 141,298
Posted By robo283

All went very smoothly. Very professional set...

All went very smoothly. Very professional set up, much better than Shaheen. Slight tech hitch with the weather radar but otherwise excellent and bodes well for the future :ok:
29th Jun 2008, 09:25
Replies: 788
Views: 141,298
Posted By robo283

I remember sitting in the back row in a 747...

I remember sitting in the back row in a 747 economy class cabin (Row 55 I think but I'm sure someone will correct me :8) JNB-LHR when we hit turbulence somewhere over Africa. As the a/c pitched...
Forum: Cabin Crew
27th Jun 2008, 20:35
Replies: 1,223
Views: 1,291,614
Posted By robo283

Senior on a certain North's Favourite Low Cost...

Senior on a certain North's Favourite Low Cost Airline flight yesterday: "Anything from the trolley, madam?"

Female pax: "A bar of chocolate, please".

Senior hands pax the last remaining bar...
Forum: Cabin Crew
27th Jun 2008, 20:27
Replies: 26
Views: 4,984
Posted By robo283

What used to be known as 'Air Rage' is now known...

What used to be known as 'Air Rage' is now known as 'Disruptive Passengers'. It still happens, day in, day out. In the words of Gerry Adams, "They haven't gone away".
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