Archive For The “British Airways” Category

The next Battle of The Atlantic

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There was a previous battle in world war two.  The next one will not be violent but looks to be as belligerent.  The next battle will be in the skies over the Atlantic as the newcomer LCCs pour capacity into the market and upset what has become a comfortable club for network airlines. The belligerents…

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Premium – A Fleet Review of British Airways

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Premium –  A Fleet Review of British Airways






British Airways is the flag carrier of the United Kingdom, and it is the largest British airline by fleet size and second by traffic after easyJet.  The British Airways brand emerged in 1972 when the UK government merged state-owned BOAC and BEA.  In 1987 the company was privatized.  BA, as the company is more commonly…

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The Pre-Owned A380

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News this week about Singapore Airlines not renewing the lease on its first A380 has caused a flutter.  The considered opinion is that this is another piece of bad news for the Airbus program.  The Wall Street Journal has this view: “But it is another symbolic hit for the double-deck aircraft, for which Airbus has…

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Schrödinger’s Long-Haul First Class – Alive or Dead?

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Schrödinger’s Long-Haul First Class – Alive or Dead?






Is Long-Haul first class alive or dead?  Several airlines have eliminated first class and are upping the ante on their business class offerings to nearly first class standards.  Other airlines maintain a distinction between the two, utilizing suites for First Class and lie-flat seats for business class.  One thing is certain, airline business class offerings…

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Premium #219 – Boeing’s 787 – Breaking through Headwinds

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Premium #219 – Boeing’s 787 – Breaking through Headwinds






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GoGo’s big week

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GoGo’s big week






Delta is increasing its commitment to 2Ku, Gogo’s in-flight Wi-Fi technology, by at least 350 aircraft. This brings Delta’s total 2Ku commitment to more than 600 aircraft in its mainline fleet. Deploying 2Ku will offer customers faster speeds and bandwidth more than 20 times that of Gogo’s ATG technology, allowing for video streaming functionality. The…

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