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19th Aug 2022, 21:47
Replies: 12
Views: 688
Posted By WHBM

A Laker DC-10-10 was my first DC-10 flight, 1974,...

A Laker DC-10-10 was my first DC-10 flight, 1974, Manchester to Toronto ABC. That must have been up near the performance limits for the type as well (first DC-10 ever seen, to take up Treadders...
19th Aug 2022, 15:25
Replies: 12
Views: 688
Posted By WHBM

I believe the Laker One-Eleven services to the...

I believe the Laker One-Eleven services to the Canaries were indeed on the edge of performance, but they used a range of techniques to be inside the regulations, starting with only allowing an even...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Aug 2022, 10:37
Replies: 65
Views: 6,789
Posted By WHBM

These press-placed stories about shortages etc...

These press-placed stories about shortages etc need some scrutiny to see if they are just a commercial attempt to stick one on the Regulator, so they allow a greater retail price increase than they...
19th Aug 2022, 10:27
Replies: 12
Views: 688
Posted By WHBM

Laker Airways IT and charter

We've had discussions about various onetime holiday airlines, but anything Laker seems to only discuss Skytrain. However they were much more than that, being a pioneer One-Eleven IT operator, plus...
18th Aug 2022, 17:37
Replies: 35
Views: 3,061
Posted By WHBM

I would imagine the Birmingham Comet might do...

I would imagine the Birmingham Comet might do little/nothing between Tuesday and Friday, and depending on maintenance requirements may have positioned back to Stansted, their operating base, or just...
16th Aug 2022, 15:00
Replies: 371
Views: 113,305
Posted By WHBM

followed by : Has Holland-Kaye submitted his...

followed by :

Has Holland-Kaye submitted his resignation yet ? Has Grant Shapps called for it (and if not why not) ? And what about the useless Heathrow "Chairman", Lord Deighton, who has done...
16th Aug 2022, 03:56
Replies: 371
Views: 113,305
Posted By WHBM

Heathrow says a key issue is lack of baggage...

Heathrow says a key issue is lack of baggage handlers.

Then why restrict passengers who are on that new industry phenomena, hand baggage only fares ?

And before anyone says "Oooh, there are...
13th Aug 2022, 18:47
Replies: 35
Views: 3,061
Posted By WHBM

Along with their operations from somewhat-remote...

Along with their operations from somewhat-remote Southend and Stansted, Channel started up a quite substantial road coach operation, based in Southend, to take passengers to and from London, where...
12th Aug 2022, 16:32
Replies: 504
Views: 219,016
Posted By WHBM

Interesting that BA CityFlyer at London City is...

Interesting that BA CityFlyer at London City is the opposite, they make extensive use of night stops, because that's what a significant part of their market is, business travel to London early...
11th Aug 2022, 11:48
Replies: 141
Views: 35,171
Posted By WHBM

Looks like it, doesn't it ? You see, nobody...

Looks like it, doesn't it ?

You see, nobody trusts PR releases any more. American may have got the title documents and have even transferred the final funds. But if the aircraft is then flown, not...
11th Aug 2022, 00:15
Replies: 141
Views: 35,171
Posted By WHBM

It does however appear the aircraft left...

It does however appear the aircraft left Charleston today, not for any American base like Dallas, or their maintenance centre at Tulsa, but for Victorville, where Boeing are to do further work on it,...
8th Aug 2022, 15:43
Replies: 12
Views: 1,938
Posted By WHBM

One of the issues with this is that airline...

One of the issues with this is that airline Timetables commonly don't exist any more. Even if they use that name, they are typically just hacks of the booking system, don't show flights that are...
8th Aug 2022, 09:50
Replies: 35
Views: 3,061
Posted By WHBM

A picture I've seen a few times now, including on...

A picture I've seen a few times now, including on here, is this interior shot of a Channel Trident, with the 4+3 seating in the forward cabin, and the 3+3 in the rear one :
...
7th Aug 2022, 19:45
Replies: 35
Views: 3,061
Posted By WHBM

I believe the DC4 seated 88, a challenge in...

I believe the DC4 seated 88, a challenge in itself; over 100 would have been a step too far ! Mainly used on Southend to Ostend, where it held two coachloads of the typical 44-seaters of the era for...
7th Aug 2022, 13:15
Replies: 35
Views: 3,061
Posted By WHBM

I recall having the Lyons 1971 brochure; I used...

I recall having the Lyons 1971 brochure; I used to collect these from travel agents as the only source of holiday flights. The Comet schedule was on a separate white paper insert to the main colour...
3rd Aug 2022, 17:48
Replies: 12
Views: 1,473
Posted By WHBM

My suggestion would be to look at costs of...

My suggestion would be to look at costs of Easyjet, who have a regular service from Glasgow to Berlin, and then rental cars (useful whilst you are there), or if a lot a small minibus. Then compare...
3rd Aug 2022, 07:03
Replies: 504
Views: 219,016
Posted By WHBM

Not my current experience.

Not my current experience.
2nd Aug 2022, 12:26
Replies: 504
Views: 219,016
Posted By WHBM

London City is rolling along fine.

London City is rolling along fine.
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Aug 2022, 21:11
Replies: 52
Views: 5,601
Posted By WHBM

Even worse, the England team is over-dominated by...

Even worse, the England team is over-dominated by blondes. Appalling :) .

Never mind, next time around it will have been taken over by those self-identifying as female - bearded, balding and...
31st Jul 2022, 23:06
Replies: 128
Views: 74,921
Posted By WHBM

You pretty much have it. Gerona was only built...

You pretty much have it. Gerona was only built once tourism started to get going there, at the Spanish beaches nearest to the border. Barcelona was a way beyond, the airport is the wrong side of the...
31st Jul 2022, 22:51
Replies: 3
Views: 657
Posted By WHBM

Air France four times a week from Madagascar; an...

Air France four times a week from Madagascar; an outstationed L-1049 Constellation connecting there with the 707 from Paris, running through Reunion to Mauritius. Presumably Reunion couldn't handle...
30th Jul 2022, 20:24
Replies: 24
Views: 2,335
Posted By WHBM

BEA Airtours/BA Airtours also ran Comets on...

BEA Airtours/BA Airtours also ran Comets on holiday flights from Tempelhof to the Mediterranean. I would have thought the runway there was too short for such performance, but there are photographs...
30th Jul 2022, 11:41
Replies: 141
Views: 35,171
Posted By WHBM

I'm afraid we have been reading "leaks" about the...

I'm afraid we have been reading "leaks" about the 787 deliveries about to restart, it seems every week for the last year. We'll wait until it actually happens. It's an associated issue with the Max...
29th Jul 2022, 13:18
Replies: 43
Views: 3,706
Posted By WHBM

Flew into ... Jersey. Absolutely straightforward....

Flew into ... Jersey. Absolutely straightforward. Staff said the issues were all at the origin airports, not with them, so problematic when inbound carriers arrive hours late - the day starts off ok,...
29th Jul 2022, 09:12
Replies: 141
Views: 35,171
Posted By WHBM

No, the world moves on. The big change of the...

No, the world moves on. The big change of the 737-300 was the new CFM engine. They didn't continue with the long established, heavily invested in skills and parts on the 727 and 737-200 (and...
26th Jul 2022, 12:48
Replies: 54
Views: 8,997
Posted By WHBM

Long used by Russians, going back to Soviet days....

Long used by Russians, going back to Soviet days. 150 metre jump, no reserve, typically from an Antonov 2, which can get down to about 50 knots. One or two British skydiving clubs (including mine)...
25th Jul 2022, 11:04
Replies: 141
Views: 35,171
Posted By WHBM

How on earth can two 747s incur a loss of USD...

How on earth can two 747s incur a loss of USD 1.5bn ? That's surely more than they were sold for.
25th Jul 2022, 07:37
Replies: 141
Views: 35,171
Posted By WHBM

Good luck with that. Boeing's overarching problem...

Good luck with that. Boeing's overarching problem is that it has got into the hands of Wall Street, who can only see share value and returns to the end of their spreadsheet short term. In two years...
24th Jul 2022, 13:40
Replies: 141
Views: 35,171
Posted By WHBM

But where else were the US majors going to go ?...

But where else were the US majors going to go ? Airbus ? Sold out for years ahead, and surely no discounts. Plus a training load that would dwarf what might be done on a properly-configured Max. The...
24th Jul 2022, 12:06
Replies: 24
Views: 2,335
Posted By WHBM

This would have been at the time of most...

This would have been at the time of most competition. BEA used Viscounts by the early 1960s, which gave them the edge over Pan Am who were still using reciprocating DC-6Bs, some quite new (and indeed...
24th Jul 2022, 10:29
Replies: 24
Views: 2,335
Posted By WHBM

Looking at Pan Am 727 schedules from the...

Looking at Pan Am 727 schedules from the 1970s-80s it appears that Frankfurt contributed several early morning starts each day, unlike the other outstations with one, or none. Frankfurt was the 727s...
23rd Jul 2022, 23:43
Replies: 24
Views: 2,335
Posted By WHBM

The corridor agreement was that only pilots who...

The corridor agreement was that only pilots who were nationals from the four powers could fly them, any aircraft type, commercial, private or military. As the Soviets did not use the corridors this...
23rd Jul 2022, 22:51
Replies: 141
Views: 35,171
Posted By WHBM

Just a general question and clarification, but...

Just a general question and clarification, but are the issues preventing straightforward certification also an issue for the A320 series, which is living on grandfathering as well, or is that...
23rd Jul 2022, 22:08
Replies: 371
Views: 113,305
Posted By WHBM

Interesting article about a spat between Willie...

Interesting article about a spat between Willie Walsh (ex-BA) and Sir Nigel Rudd (ex-Heathrow) about each blaming the other for current difficulties

'Slasher' Walsh vs Razor Rudd in bitter battle...
22nd Jul 2022, 11:46
Replies: 141
Views: 35,171
Posted By WHBM

I think if the FAA threatened to play hard ball...

I think if the FAA threatened to play hard ball if Europe don't go along with an exemption to the 737Max, of all types, it would blow up right back in their faces. It would be good if someone would...
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