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by Flighty
Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack
Replies: 161
Views: 17130

Re: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack

richierich, I think most people agree with you. If the lady forgot, was reminded and acknowledged her error, she should not be fined $500. The officer should use discretion there. What if she lied, was caught and threw it in the face officer, saying there's nothing you can do to me anyhow? I mean, s...

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by Flighty
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oscar Munoz rejects bonus, Chairman moves on
Replies: 35
Views: 7318

Re: Oscar Munoz rejects bonus, Chairman moves on

I am a huge critic of United for 15 years (I think it should have been called Continental and headquartered in IAH). But respect must be paid when it is earned. Oscar Munoz has earned my respect. He is clearly a true believer in airlines, a true motivating leader and he has had some success. However...

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by Flighty
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350-900ULR Maiden Flight.
Replies: 36
Views: 9682

Re: Airbus A350-900ULR Maiden Flight.

Question: A359 @ 280T versus A345 @ 380T? Can the A359 do the same missions? More/less capable? Capacity difference?

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by Flighty
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack
Replies: 161
Views: 17130

Re: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack

Prost, that is really the point here. We do not need to be experts on food quarantine and everything. But we need to declare. This topic is complicated and passengers cannot be expected to understand anything except: declare, and no drugs (well, even that is a can of worms).

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by Flighty
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ever met someone with your same first and last name?
Replies: 25
Views: 549

Re: Ever met someone with your same first and last name?

No, have a Facebook friend but never met him. but I did meet a girl in university and we competed on who is older. We kept fighting to the last. We were born on the same day. I made her show her drivers license. We really were! Kinda weird. Fast forward to the end of that story: nothing :)

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by Flighty
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Avicii (Tim Bergling)
Replies: 23
Views: 1035

Re: RIP Avicii (Tim Bergling)

He literally drank himself to death at 28?! Hard to believe it happens in this day and age. My friend almost did it at age 28 or so too. It takes heavy drinking age 17-27, like binge constantly until the furtive bottle a day stage. Some people can be stable like this but I think genetically some peo...

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by Flighty
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack
Replies: 161
Views: 17130

Re: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack

No! Agricultural CBP has the same regulations whatever port of entry you are using. The CBP agent has the same discretion to fine the person the same way in Dublin for misconduct as in the USA - and they do prosecute misconduct there at Dublin CBP, without doubt. Whether you are bringing undeclared...

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by Flighty
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK 380 pilots running out of flying hours.
Replies: 68
Views: 13946

Re: EK 380 pilots running out of flying hours.

This is what happens when airline management spends 10-20 years destroying the profession with RJs and taking advantage of all the people who wanted to be pilots. Word gets out that it isn't worth it taking on $100k+ of debt to fight for a job where you make $20k a year and are treated like you're ...

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by Flighty
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack
Replies: 161
Views: 17130

Re: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack

So if I walk off a flight from Heathrow with a Delta apple i get fined $500, but if I walk off a flight from Dublin with a Delta apple it's fine? I was just thinking about Preclearance Airports, too. And as they're [LHR/CDG and DUB] in a Customs Union (at least just now), the apples could have come...

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by Flighty
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Racial Problems in America
Replies: 93
Views: 1851

Re: Racial Problems in America

I think racism is an interesting an important topic, and there are incentives for unscrupulous characters and news editors to play it up as far as they can in order to make money. It's probably not over 50% of the newsworthy events in the USA. Yet, by news coverage, it is portrayed that way because ...

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by Flighty
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack
Replies: 161
Views: 17130

Re: Woman fined $500 for saving Delta snack

Delta should just give this woman a $500 check instead of letting this turn into a PR disaster! Sounds like the fruit was distributed after the customs forms were distributed and completed. (I read another article on another website). If that is the case, Delta should have warned against their remo...

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by Flighty
Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Resignation/Impeachment Megathread
Replies: 66
Views: 1966

Re: Trump Resignation/Impeachment Megathread

Trumps biggest offense is that he upsets the professional government cadres constantly. But I do not accept the criticism; the government and large institutions should be frightened of the people’s anger at ALL times. That’s is a GOOD thing. That is why the constitution does not say all “well educat...

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by Flighty
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hainan Airlines not 5 Star
Replies: 26
Views: 1885

Re: Hainan Airlines not 5 Star

Ziyulu wrote:
But United's 3 star rating is overrated as well.


Well played!

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by Flighty
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CNN: Barbara Bush Dead at 92
Replies: 59
Views: 1671

Re: CNN: Barbara Bush Dead at 92

I’m not ashamed in the least. I’m simply pointing out Barbara Bush’s great qualities and how Michelle and Hillary fall short. In addition, look how I praised Rosalyn Carter! And I will further praise Lady Bird Johnson. So alas, your complaints fall short. Furthermore, I distinctly remember the terr...

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by Flighty
Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First NW 747-400 flight
Replies: 34
Views: 5278

Re: First NW 747-400 flight

I'm sure they flew into Heathrow, too very early on with the - 400 Remember reading about it as a kid in flight magazine. That's not ringing a bell for me. I think NW started service to LHR in 2008 (?), 19 years into the 744's service. And usually not (perhaps never?) on 744. Also it was not MSP-To...

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by Flighty
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Avicii (Tim Bergling)
Replies: 23
Views: 1035

Re: RIP Avicii (Tim Bergling)

Sad. I think I watched that documentary about him. That lifestyle (jet setting DJ) seems to involve a lot of implicit constant drug use. There is a lot of talk about being open and so mindful and spiritual. Well, IMO constantly using drugs is the absolute opposite of that. 28 is young enough that sa...

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by Flighty
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's Plans for Dulles
Replies: 72
Views: 7787

Re: United's Plans for Dulles

Until IAD catchment area can independently support great short haul ops, the natural feed for IAD hub long haul will be crippled. if DCA did not exist, IAD would be a tremendous asset. But it does

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by Flighty
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines eyes other aircraft for its next RFP
Replies: 117
Views: 11341

Re: Bloomberg: Spirit May Buy E190 or CS100

Would they have to make these flights operated by regional carriers? If not, this opens up a whole world of possible routes for NK, connecting a ton of dots in a WN manner. No, why would they? I thought I remembered hearing US airlines (the US3 and AS) having to delegate aircraft under a certain se...

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by Flighty
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines eyes other aircraft for its next RFP
Replies: 117
Views: 11341

Re: Bloomberg: Spirit May Buy E190 or CS100

Oooo. This is super interesting if true! Both the E90 and Cs100 remain “challengers” in US market. OEMs hungry for orders!! And it’s not CASM that matters - it is being the most competitive airline in a given class. Spirit is that. Yes, an ULCC could operate 110-130 seaters and IMO do it well. The s...

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by Flighty
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawmakers Refer Clinton, Comey, Lynch to DOJ for Criminal Investigation
Replies: 60
Views: 1531

Re: Lawmakers Refer Clinton, Comey, Lynch to DOJ for Criminal Investigation

I think this isn’t terribly civilized, but you know what? Law enforcement acts upon black men quite readily. These prosecutions would have some legal basis and represent a constituency of tens of millions of people. I see no major problem with dodgy behavior being fully investigated and prosecuted t...

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by Flighty
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?
Replies: 100
Views: 8137

Re: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?

It is all about asset allocation. Lets say you have an asset you can make $100 with option A or $75 with option B, which are you going to choose? Not until they run out of places that make more money (and HUBS always make more) would they add more P2P flights into BOS. As others have said JFK is ab...

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by Flighty
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?
Replies: 100
Views: 8137

Re: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?

Similarly with BOS. I’m not aware of how B6 does there but for years, BOS wasn’t targeted by legacies for expansion because it wasn’t a business opportunity! I don’t see evidence AA and DL are jostling to add capacity there. At least for B6, Boston is very profitable for them. They have really good...

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by Flighty
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Global 7000 range better than expected at 7700 nm
Replies: 27
Views: 3991

Re: Global 7000 range better than expected at 7700 nm

How does the Global compare with the G-650? Anyone have a feel for which is the preferred platform going forward? The G650 is much more attractive, and probably has a better support network, and is produced by a company with a reputation for management success. But the Global 7000 stats look better...

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by Flighty
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Night Court star Harry Anderson dies
Replies: 5
Views: 310

Re: Night Court star Harry Anderson dies

Well said Tugg! The gas escaping from the manhole cover. When you look up close at the details, that was a really long time ago. Anderson, Larroquette, Richard Moll, good ensemble cast. That’s why his death is being noted. People Look back and remember the show had some quality. Thursday nights IIaNM!

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by Flighty
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?
Replies: 100
Views: 8137

Re: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?

People have this idea that AA should be bigger in LGA (and some directly imply, smaller at DCA). I think this is a misunderstanding. AA has something superior to Deltas business at LGA with its business at DCA. They make a good profit there. Does Delta at LGA? Is AA slot limited at LGA really? Not i...

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by Flighty
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France resumes Taipei-Paris route after 20-year hiatus
Replies: 9
Views: 3065

Re: Air France resumes Taipei-Paris route after 20-year hiatus

This is fascinating. Never thought about tricky release from PRC to Taiwan airspace, and the need to go via Hong Kong.

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by Flighty
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home
Replies: 214
Views: 20908

Re: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home

I think SY has survived this mistake! National media, Drudge, CNN, NYT did not pick up the story (much).

Today, obviously with the WN emergency engine frag, there is a new airline story that is even more... attention getting. SY lives to fly on.

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by Flighty
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Minnesota bracing for historic... uh... "winter" storm
Replies: 28
Views: 1006

Re: Minnesota bracing for historic... uh... "winter" storm

MSP can have blizzards in October through April. Seven months... think about it.

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by Flighty
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home
Replies: 214
Views: 20908

Re: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home

SY is going to be rattled harder than they've ever experienced by this. A nationwide PR firestorm is not a pretty thing. I hope they survive it. Right now I put their odds at 60% and the CEO's odds at 25%.

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by Flighty
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Global 7000 range better than expected at 7700 nm
Replies: 27
Views: 3991

Re: Global 7000 range better than expected at 7700 nm

The Global 7000 demo interior with the rear stateroom on youtube is amazing! What a dream machine.

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by Flighty
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home
Replies: 214
Views: 20908

Re: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home

Why can't SY where USA airport can't go to MSP for cancel flight. Why can't SY fly ferry to Los Cabos to pick it up? SY can fly to MSP close nearby like RST or DBQ or DSM stay there for a few hours or overnight then snow is clear up fly back to MSP that's it. How stupid SY management are? Q No room...

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by Flighty
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747-400M Combi question/NWA
Replies: 10
Views: 1881

Re: 747-400M Combi question/NWA

I kind of agree with the thread starter, NWA struggled on Asia yields, and meanwhile they had a 747 Cargo airline that also struggled. They might have preferred to run certain routes with 747 Combi. It is a good point. If they had a daily cargo demand, which I don't know if they did. The benefit of ...

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by Flighty
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 1250

Re: Minneapolis air service discussion - 2018

Tough call there. We all know that if a flight cancels due to weather, you are responsible to pay for your hotel. The ticket you buy does not promise to get you there that day. But, the ticket does pretty much promise to get you there. Just refunding people’s money in case of a weather cancellation ...

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by Flighty
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kirby: 3 UA Mid-Continent Hubs are Where the Growth Is
Replies: 29
Views: 6139

Re: Kirby: 3 UA Mid-Continent Hubs are Where the Growth Is

Nothing substantive to add but yes, domestic flying has kept the industry’s bills paid for years. In the past, the majority of global civil aviation and airline miles occurred within the USA itself. It is still the largest economy and does not use railroads very much. So there is a domestic passenge...

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by Flighty
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the ME3 become irrelevant?
Replies: 63
Views: 7803

Re: Will the ME3 become irrelevant?

I think Emirates is not terribly useful from the USA. The India Pakistan markets can be better served in other ways (and they will be). Middle East/Central Asia DXB to USA certainly has a role, but that is not a huge market market. Africa is better served via Europe. But I think another user correct...

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by Flighty
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/8/2018: DL Drops EWR-CDG, EW Drops RSW-CGN;, Level Into EWR-ORY, WN Adds MDW-SNA, Y4 Drops LAX-ACA/PVR
Replies: 113
Views: 13740

Re: OAG Changes 4/8/2018: DL Drops EWR-CDG, EW Drops RSW-CGN;, Level Into EWR-ORY, WN Adds MDW-SNA, Y4 Drops LAX-ACA/PVR

Hub isn't really subjective. It is a term that implies passengers hubbing there, transferring. Focus cities have very little of that. Delta at LGA or American at DCA are in a grey area where they have significant transfer passengers, but still AFAIK well below 50%. Anyway, the difference between the...

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by Flighty
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A338
Replies: 123
Views: 16144

Re: Future of the A338

After thinking about this a lot, I don't think Airbus A338 has a role because: * If a customer leaning toward Boeing 787 takes a look at A338, Boeing will win at any cost; * If a customer leaning toward Airbus A330 looks at the fleet, A338 is not compelling enough to launch the type. A339 is just as...

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by Flighty
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can a better way to transport pet be created in aviation world?
Replies: 45
Views: 2512

Re: Can a better way to transport pet be created in aviation world?

Pet-in-cabin definitely exists, I can take a tiny dog in a carrier for a fee that often far exceeds the fare, without even having an extra space for it. If I had a whole row of three I would be able to strap in a carrier big enough for my 50-lb dog and have a seat for myself. Don't see hwy I should...

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by Flighty
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many of Emirates' A380s are actually active and flying?
Replies: 58
Views: 12725

Re: How many of Emirates' A380s are actually active and flying?

Any airline that can keep 100 A380s and >100 773ER busy and full is just incredible. Talk about exposure to fuel prices though...

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by Flighty
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyTeam TATL at PHL
Replies: 68
Views: 6023

Re: SkyTeam TATL at PHL

PHL may not be New York or SFO, but how about DTW? Is that not a good hub? How about ATL? ATL is not that wealthy of a city really. Its average income is quite low. PHL is a good hub because it is the only fortress legacy hub in the NE USA other than Newark, and Newark is part of a 3-airport metropo...

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by Flighty
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can a better way to transport pet be created in aviation world?
Replies: 45
Views: 2512

Re: Can a better way to transport pet be created in aviation world?

Definitely possible, but the cost for a concierge pet service should be between $2-3k each way. The service you are asking for is more labor intensive than first class service and the revenue stream is less regular. I definitely see a business case for wealthy people's pets. For regular people, the ...

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by Flighty
Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Weight Restriction A333 vs B772 vs B788?
Replies: 8
Views: 2566

Re: Weight Restriction A333 vs B772 vs B788?

Thank you for your replies. So generally speaking it seems like when all else is equal, weather, distance, full cargo and passengers, it seems a 772ER can go furthest, right about same as 787-8 (maybe more?), then A332, then lastly A333? I am not worried about it is a rev pax, but in June I am book...

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by Flighty
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Weight Restriction A333 vs B772 vs B788?
Replies: 8
Views: 2566

Re: Weight Restriction A333 vs B772 vs B788?

Okay former US Airways A333 are relatively light duty. They are about 18 years old. FCO-CLT is just about the longest flight they do, or can do. It is possible that revenue cargo displaced the nonrevs. Any 772ER would trounce any A333 especially early PW A333 such as the ex US birds. A base model 77...

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by Flighty
Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 556
Views: 70852

Re: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order

When there are only 2 providers and pissing off one would mean paying higher prices as an alternative, your market logic fails dramatically. The customer is not always right (I know this is hard to understand from a US pov), specially in situations like this one. AA is indeed an Airbus customer, bu...

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by Flighty
Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facebook Executive Defended Data Collection In 2016 Memo
Replies: 41
Views: 1105

Re: Facebook Executive Defended Data Collection In 2016 Memo

Mark has never done one thing that demonstrated he was a decent guy. Never made one statement that wasn't self-serving. I've been watching since 2004. Just an observation.

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by Flighty
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A343 and A346 Status?
Replies: 50
Views: 7950

Re: A343 and A346 Status?

thanks flighty for the explanation. but still I'm not satisfied. I do not know how much a used A345 costs but let's say € 10M. A used A333 in same conditions will surely cost more because its higher demand on the market. Let's say € 15M. Let's say you are buying and not leasing it - A330s will be c...

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by Flighty
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Augusta Masters 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 1001

Augusta Masters 2018

Mildly interesting.

Today Delta has 3x 752 and a mess of MD-88 on ATL-AGS.

American Eagle has LGA, DCA, PHL, and PSA greatly expanded CLT-AGS today.

Lots of private jets from TEB and so on.

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by Flighty
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to suspend PVD-ORK/SNN next winter
Replies: 27
Views: 4104

Re: Norwegian to suspend PVD-ORK/SNN next winter

There were completely unfeasible markets. Even with a hub operation, it is not easy to succeed trans Atlantic. And a hub operation is far superior to what these were. PVD-DUB on Aer Lingus, with onward connections, might work.

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by Flighty
Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A343 and A346 Status?
Replies: 50
Views: 7950

Re: A343 and A346 Status?

hey all - long time reader first time writer here. as an accountant I do have some questions, that maybe can be clarified by more learned technicians here. first of all - how can it be not good value for money to buy a used a345 or a346 (but also other versions, too) that's roughly 10 years old, ha...

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