FR: How Many 737-800’s are we up to?

That's correct - 300 units. Yes, believe it or not, Boeing has now delivered it's 300th 737-800 frame to Ryanair. However you add this up (eg frames sold onto other carriers, frames in service), that's one hell of a lot of aircraft. Ryanair will take another 37 units this year. Which is nice. It still doesn't compensate for the yellow and blue interior with adverts all of the … [Read more...]

QR: Confirmed to Montreal.

Qatar Airways is getting busy, and expanding into Canada with a 3 times a week service between Doha and Montreal. Services will commence from 29th June, Operating on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, on the following timings (local):Outbound:   Dept DOH 08:30     Arrive YUL 1450Inbound:    Dept YUL 23:15     Arrive DOH … [Read more...]

Airplane p0rn Extra: Korean Air A380

It's time for some airplane p0rn extra, and it's Korean Air unveling their first Airbus A380. And I belive this is the first time that the main body of the beast has been anything than plane white with branding on it.Picture - EADS/Airbus SAS.And it looks lovely in that livery I've got to say. But then I have odd tastes.... … [Read more...]

BA: Suspends Sharm El Sheikh flights

It seems the actions occurring in Egypt, and the lack of tourists has forced BA to suspend the routeQuoting BA:“We have taken the decision to suspend our flights to Sharm El Sheikh from May 2, 2011. “Based on current market conditions and current levels of expected demand for the summer, a Boeing 777 with 280 seats is not the right aircraft for Sharm-El-Sheikh. “Unfortunately … [Read more...]

BA: Unite vs BA – when in doubt – ballot again

Oh dear. Once again Unite and BA are on the attack with each other with Unite calling more action and it's staff out to ballot.Ballot opens  on 1 March and close on 28 March, with the decision to be announced soon afterwards.Round 4 of balloting.And it's getting tiring for both sides. And bloody annoying for it's passengers.And there's not much more to say than that. … [Read more...]

BA/BD: Flight to TIP suspended.

Both British Airways and British Midland International have suspended their Tripoli operations due to the unrest in the area.For BMI this is very bad news as the service litrally begun the day before.Both BA and British Airways have updated their travel information. Check before you set off Meanwhile, the FCO has updated it's advice for Libya: We recommend against all but … [Read more...]

TRIP REPORT: Re-Creating a Photo with United, British Airways and BMI Baby – Kevin goes to New York.

Re-creating a photo - To New York (AKA The Spring United Audit) BHX-AMS, AMS-IAD-LGA, LGA-IAD-FRA, FRA-LCY A mileage run with United, British Airways and BMI Baby Previous reports at the end of this report --- So nice to see you so soon! One mileage run tends to lead to another, and this trip is no exception. Except as you know I prefer my mileage runs with … [Read more...]