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Forum: Jet Blast
1st Apr 2020, 20:04
Replies: 4,381
Views: 561,011
Posted By Fairdealfrank

Nothing new here, there's no solidarity between...

Nothing new here, there's no solidarity between nations of the EU, there never is. Where was/is the help for Greece, Italy, Malta, Spain in the illegal immigrant/refugee crisis? No help from Frontex...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Apr 2020, 19:37
Replies: 10,760
Views: 987,027
Posted By Fairdealfrank

People object to paying higher taxes for 2...

People object to paying higher taxes for 2 reasons: (1) they see governments at all levels and their associated quangos, corporations, agencies, etc., wasting and squandering money on an industrial...
31st Mar 2020, 22:53
Replies: 9
Views: 3,672
Posted By Fairdealfrank

Might be too expensive for European carriers to...

Might be too expensive for European carriers to operate flights on this basis: the aircraft will have to park up for 2 days at PVG, PEK, CAN, etc., while the crew have their rest time, 75% loads may...
31st Mar 2020, 22:42
Replies: 1,434
Views: 1,359,745
Posted By Fairdealfrank

Probably via DRW as it is the shortest route,...

Probably via DRW as it is the shortest route, more or less the same than the shortest route via Asia, HKG, which is virtually on the great circle route (shown as just 2mi longer on GC mapper) and...
30th Mar 2020, 02:05
Replies: 560
Views: 423,281
Posted By Fairdealfrank

A third rwy doesn't seriously threaten BA's...

A third rwy doesn't seriously threaten BA's position as top dog at LHR as (1) the new slots will be distributed amongst many carriers, and (2) BA will be entitled to a proportion of the new slots.
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27th Mar 2020, 00:39
Replies: 2
Views: 1,964
Posted By Fairdealfrank

Good summary, it's par for the course with that...

Good summary, it's par for the course with that lot.
27th Mar 2020, 00:37
Replies: 167
Views: 72,462
Posted By Fairdealfrank

Without being political, privatisation of the NHS...

Without being political, privatisation of the NHS has been going on longer than 12 years. It started under Blair (who else!). Just saying.




Only when the stockmarket is high: their wages...
19th Mar 2020, 00:10
Replies: 1,965
Views: 358,881
Posted By Fairdealfrank

Now it's a proper domestic flight.

Now it's a proper domestic flight.
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Mar 2020, 22:39
Replies: 6,339
Views: 894,090
Posted By Fairdealfrank

It's not the colour of the passport that matters,...

It's not the colour of the passport that matters, what is important is that the words "European Union" do not appear on the passport.
16th Mar 2020, 03:16
Replies: 560
Views: 423,281
Posted By Fairdealfrank

Excellent idea, direct it into the aviation and...

Excellent idea, direct it into the aviation and into research and development for electric aircraft and alternative fuels. Do that and there will still be billions left for other uses.

4-tracking...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Mar 2020, 03:00
Replies: 86
Views: 13,350
Posted By Fairdealfrank

Think it needs a constitutional amendment to do...

Think it needs a constitutional amendment to do this, not an easy process and very time consuming. Don't think a presidential executive order will cut it. World War 2 didn't stop US general elections...
13th Mar 2020, 01:52
Replies: 425
Views: 228,857
Posted By Fairdealfrank

I wonder what British Airways will be doing with...

I wonder what British Airways will be doing with their sole A318 during the suspension. I wouldn't be surprised if it was sold or at least withdrawn and put on the market for disposal with British...
8th Mar 2020, 00:46
Replies: 10
Views: 2,401
Posted By Fairdealfrank

[/QUOTE] If you were to time trains to closest...

[/QUOTE] If you were to time trains to closest five minutes many timetables would show trains departing before they arrive[QUOTE]

Indeed, that is why the words "longer rail routes in Europe" were...
6th Mar 2020, 00:50
Replies: 181
Views: 84,654
Posted By Fairdealfrank

[/QUOTE]Who wants to make the next date for when...

[/QUOTE]Who wants to make the next date for when it won't open?[QUOTE]

Are the bookies offering odds?
6th Mar 2020, 00:45
Replies: 10
Views: 2,401
Posted By Fairdealfrank

It's just one of many North American quirks, such...

It's just one of many North American quirks, such as quoting shop prices without the sales taxes included or turning right on a red light. The latter is actually a very good idea!

Funnily enough...
6th Mar 2020, 00:16
Replies: 1,434
Views: 1,359,745
Posted By Fairdealfrank

. Not necessarily, LGW is far more affected...

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Not necessarily, LGW is far more affected by discretionary/leisure flying than LHR thus more vulnerable to downturns in the event of worldwide viruses (e.g. covid 19, SARS, etc), oil price...
13th Feb 2020, 12:43
Replies: 1,434
Views: 1,359,745
Posted By Fairdealfrank

Already needs a 4th rwy, needed a 3rd rwy back in...

Already needs a 4th rwy, needed a 3rd rwy back in 1977 when the government declared Heathrow to be "full".
14th Apr 2019, 23:59
Replies: 513
Views: 308,507
Posted By Fairdealfrank

Think the key word here is "JULY"

Think the key word here is "JULY"
2nd Mar 2019, 20:25
Replies: 590
Views: 423,564
Posted By Fairdealfrank

Not in case of LCY and Crossrail/Elizabeth,...

Not in case of LCY and Crossrail/Elizabeth, ludicrous considering that a branch of Crossrail will go directly below the terminal. The DLR is at the terminal.

The MME train is what's known as a...
2nd Mar 2019, 19:51
Replies: 1,371
Views: 1,256,997
Posted By Fairdealfrank

….or London-Elmdon (BHX)?? The country is...

….or London-Elmdon (BHX)?? The country is littered with examples: London-Oxford (Kidlington) and London-Ashford (Lydd) are two examples. Wasn't Bournemouth going to be renamed "London-West" in the FR...
26th Feb 2019, 00:19
Replies: 1,496
Views: 505,603
Posted By Fairdealfrank

Seems a bit silly: duplicating what already...

Seems a bit silly: duplicating what already exists when increasing connectivity would make more sense. Whose idea was that?

Fair point about KGX but consideration has to be given to connecting pax...
21st Feb 2019, 00:39
Replies: 344
Views: 212,780
Posted By Fairdealfrank

Only if demand for slots massively outweighs...

Only if demand for slots massively outweighs supply such as in the case of Heathrow. If there's plenty of capacity, where's the monetary value in a slot?
21st Feb 2019, 00:24
Replies: 36
Views: 8,995
Posted By Fairdealfrank

You're having a laugh, look forward to EU...

You're having a laugh, look forward to EU parliament elections.





Indeed! At last the truth is out.
21st Feb 2019, 00:17
Replies: 1,496
Views: 505,603
Posted By Fairdealfrank

Oh yeah had forgotten about good old Cloughie!...

Oh yeah had forgotten about good old Cloughie! Agree that Middlesbrough should be in the name.



Regretably, Heathrow is a long way off, but it's needed to connect the area to the world and to...
14th Feb 2019, 23:47
Replies: 1,496
Views: 505,603
Posted By Fairdealfrank

A link to Heathrow, but, regrettably, that's...

A link to Heathrow, but, regrettably, that's easier said than done. Its the loss of the Heathrow link that almost killed off the airport.



Renamed to something geographically relevant, such as...
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