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26th Sep 2019, 11:07
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Posted By Midland Alpha9

I think you missed my point which is more choice...

I think you missed my point which is more choice and flights from CWL will hopefully mean less car journey's to and from BRS
24th Sep 2019, 14:42
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Posted By Midland Alpha9

Thumbs up Yes let's have less cars travelling up and down...

Yes let's have less cars travelling up and down the M4 through the Brynglas tunnel now the wonderful Welsh government has cancelled the proposed expansion ! Wales needs a vibrant Cardiff Airport to...
11th May 2019, 12:11
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Posted By Midland Alpha9

Undoubtedly If the APD is to be devolved to Wales...

Undoubtedly If the APD is to be devolved to Wales the Welsh government would do something about it given their hard efforts and commitment to get CWL commercially viable again and rightly so. As a...
8th May 2019, 13:01
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Posted By Midland Alpha9

Baby left for two reasons 1/ the airport...

Baby left for two reasons
1/ the airport authority welcomed flybe with wonderful marketing open arms on routes which competed with baby thus diluting any hope of future profit.

2/ As a result...
14th Jan 2019, 10:58
Replies: 34
Views: 14,699
Posted By Midland Alpha9

Kevin Hunt was a decent kind man and a very...

Kevin Hunt was a decent kind man and a very approachable pilot as Rog describes. Whilst he was in Stoke Mandeville recovering from his serious spinal injuries one of our BMA Heathrow colleagues was...
4th Oct 2018, 10:52
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Posted By Midland Alpha9

Thumbs up [QUOTE=PDXCWL45;10265639]Fingers crossed for...

[QUOTE=PDXCWL45;10265639]Fingers crossed for that![/QUOTE
I second that lets have the same flexibility as Mrs Krankie in Scotland
4th Oct 2018, 10:46
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Posted By Midland Alpha9

This is nothing to do with state aid as I have...

This is nothing to do with state aid as I have said previously this is no different to other locations within the UK offering marketing inducements. QR have been considering the prospect for numerous...
21st Jul 2018, 14:34
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Posted By Midland Alpha9

Thumbs up One thing is for certain the route currently will...

One thing is for certain the route currently will not even be making a contribution let alone a profit and nor is it expected. The normal measurement for route development are year 1 loss, year 2...
26th Jun 2018, 10:41
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Posted By Midland Alpha9

Interestingly Today I spoke with senior...

Interestingly Today I spoke with senior management at Ryanair, who has responsibility for this area, He said his expectation would be to have first bag on the belt within 20 minutes of ATA . I agree...
26th Jun 2018, 10:31
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Posted By Midland Alpha9

Thumbs up QR SERVICE

PDXCWL45 This is standard protocol for QR on a regional route they start with 5X weekly and with some degree of confidence of performance they will ratchet it up to a daily frequency. Good news...
24th Jun 2018, 17:00
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Posted By Midland Alpha9

PDXCWL on this occasion I flew in with Ryanair...

PDXCWL on this occasion I flew in with Ryanair not sure of stand number but it was quite a walk (for Cardiff) I would agree normally no complaints about timings etc but ironically my previous flight...
24th Jun 2018, 15:43
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Posted By Midland Alpha9

Caaardiff for your information I have done plenty...

Caaardiff for your information I have done plenty of shifts loading bags in my time during industrial action at LHR I am only too aware there is certainly no magic involved. I would concur my...
23rd Jun 2018, 12:32
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Posted By Midland Alpha9

CWL ROUTE DEVELOPMENT

I would love to see the continued success of growth at CWL but the infrastructure needs to be in place. I flew out a week ago the place was heaving with stag/hen parties making it difficult to find a...
21st May 2018, 16:18
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Posted By Midland Alpha9

Well said EDI the normal rule of thumb for a...

Well said EDI the normal rule of thumb for a start up route is Year 1 Loss, Year 2 Break even, Year 3 Contribution. Qatar Airways certainly have deeper pockets than some of the startups I have had...
Forum: Middle East
11th Mar 2018, 12:20
Replies: 64
Views: 24,199
Posted By Midland Alpha9

Brilliant what a chuckle

Brilliant what a chuckle
4th Oct 2017, 15:46
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Views: 871,785
Posted By Midland Alpha9

Well stated Capt Rog 747 upstarts comes to mind...

Well stated Capt Rog 747 upstarts comes to mind you are of a fine vintage with vast experience and a vast knowledge of the business:
23rd May 2017, 19:25
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Posted By Midland Alpha9

Of course His Excellency is not known for...

Of course His Excellency is not known for changing his mind! The normal protocol for the introduction of a thin new route launch has been the use of a 319/320 LR's x 5 times a week until it can...
23rd May 2017, 12:00
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Posted By Midland Alpha9

The route commences in 2018. They receive the...

The route commences in 2018. They receive the first of their 737's in 2018
23rd May 2017, 11:40
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Views: 2,288,525
Posted By Midland Alpha9

DOH Service

Sorry to wee on the chips the aircraft type will be a 737 once QR have taken delivery. The wide body beauty will come only once the route becomes established, which of course it will as we in the...
14th Feb 2017, 15:56
Replies: 11
Views: 4,185
Posted By Midland Alpha9

Very sad news. I am at least grateful I had the...

Very sad news. I am at least grateful I had the chance to catch up with him at the BMA London reunion late last year. Typical of him to make the effort to attend. It was great to reminisce with him...
8th Dec 2015, 10:22
Replies: 25
Views: 14,412
Posted By Midland Alpha9

Angel JTW

Dear Mr 68


The turnout for his funeral said it all:D. No question he was a strong manager, the airline was in better hands when he was in control. I personally have no doubt if he had more years...
17th Nov 2015, 10:37
Replies: 25
Views: 14,412
Posted By Midland Alpha9

Sleeve Wing I suspect I too came through the same...

Sleeve Wing I suspect I too came through the same era of the company as you and would totally concur with your contribution. I wished we did have the luxury of a monopoly or state aid but alas!

...
16th Nov 2015, 14:06
Replies: 25
Views: 14,412
Posted By Midland Alpha9

Pull my What What's funny is your absurd...

Pull my What


What's funny is your absurd suggestion brit mid had a monopoly at Heathrow. Do you really know what you are talking about?


MA9
22nd Oct 2013, 09:58
Replies: 9
Views: 7,028
Posted By Midland Alpha9

Tony Smallwood was an absolute gentleman and true...

Tony Smallwood was an absolute gentleman and true professional with whom I had the privilege and pleasure to know whilst working at BMA in the 70's and 80's.

R.I.P. dear chap

MA9
Forum: Cabin Crew
11th Aug 2010, 13:58
Replies: 96
Views: 20,767
Posted By Midland Alpha9

Skid Buggy has made the most valid point whilst...

Skid Buggy has made the most valid point whilst we are slapping this crew member on the back for his actions thank god there was nobody in the immidiate vacinity of that chute when it was deployed.
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