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#621 Post by Woody » Sun Mar 28, 2021 8:48 am

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I would like to fly in one before they finally get turned into soda cans. Sadly Concorde didn't survive until I had enough spare cash to fly in it (and still don't) but I'd like to try this one.
Several European airlines used to fly them into SFO and LAX, but I’d say that you’ve probably missed your chance now :((
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#622 Post by ian16th » Sun Mar 28, 2021 9:05 am

It was quite usual to see A380's from BA, Air France, Lufthansa and Emirates at Johannesburg International/Jan Smuts/O R Tambo.
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#623 Post by Woody » Sun Mar 28, 2021 9:22 am

BA still planning to use A380 to JNB, just not quite sure when. Lufty and Air France have canned theirs I believe.
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#624 Post by llondel » Sun Mar 28, 2021 3:23 pm

I remember when I was working on Alameda Island, looking up and seeing an A380 on finals into Oakland. It had diverted from SFO due to high winds. I did have a passing thought as to whether the smaller airport was equipped to handle something like that.

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#625 Post by Woody » Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:50 am

Yesterday’s announcement was as clear as mud X(

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-56647119
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#626 Post by Mrs Ex-Ascot » Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:30 am

This is the Daily Wail's version of the above story; https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... plans.html :D

Down here if you want to cross an international border you have to have a negative PCR test taken in the previous 72 hours. So if you can't afford it you stay at home. Simples. :D Personally I can't see the problem, IMO it is good to stop people potentially importing and spreading the virus across borders. Here you still need to have a travel permit to travel between zones.

Aviation wise here, both Air Bots and Airlink are operating both domestic and international flights again. :)
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#627 Post by Boac » Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:15 pm

Are any of those whingeing about the lack of definite policy on international travel able to guarantee what the infection rates will be in each destination in May?

No, I thought not - STFU.

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#628 Post by Woody » Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:56 pm

Thank you Boris :o)
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#629 Post by Boac » Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:03 pm

The problem is, Wod, that the breathless excitable media are in full flow trying to convince everyone that it is 'all over' bar the shouting (and, unfortunately, to some extent succeeding). It isn't. The woods go on for a lot longer before we are out of them.

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#630 Post by Woody » Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:07 pm

It’s very difficult for something that barely existed in the first place to be “all over “ , despite the efforts of the MSM and Boris and co to terrify the general population.
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#631 Post by Boac » Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:16 pm

barely existed
Any idea what is happening in Europe?

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#632 Post by Woody » Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:23 pm

Plenty of correspondents in Europe that are providing information on why the situation is out of control.
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#633 Post by Boac » Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:37 pm

Not 'why' but, what it means for travel? Why and that are, sadly, pretty obvious to me.

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#634 Post by Woody » Sun Apr 18, 2021 5:31 pm

Can someone remember whose got 25% of IAG shares B-)

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#635 Post by Woody » Thu Apr 29, 2021 7:59 am

On a brighter note for a change, BA are planning to introduce flights to Eastern Europe this summer, although RIX has been tried before, was always a popular route for the ground staff due to the amount of attractive young females arriving :D

Edit- T3 may be reopening in June, depending on Boris.
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#636 Post by Woody » Tue May 04, 2021 1:13 pm

Virgin planning to move back into T3 later this month, BA plan to return with the LGW short haul routes, nothing announced publicly yet.
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#637 Post by Woody » Thu Jun 10, 2021 5:36 pm

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