I believe QR will decide to write the aircraft off just as Emirates did with A6-EMW involved on EK521 , basically due to de blockade in the Middle East..And also due to the level of destruction of the cabin and the fuselage I don't see what the blockade has to do with anything. Nobody in Europe is ...Jump to post
These numbers are hard to believe. When they say per capita, it doesn't include children. But still, considering a fair amount of people don't drink at all or don't drink much, it means there are a lot of alcoholics out there to compensate. If you're in that average it means you're already drinking ...Jump to post
(Huffington Post, no doubt?) Each of the instances mentioned have been apologized for (or at least recognized/corrected) by the offending groups. I'm sure you know this, of course. Which makes them 10 times better than Fox and company. It's a proof of integrity. Of course, you must first understand...Jump to post
Personally I don't willingly buy something made in Israel. But that's not new, I've done it for more than a decade. I will never go there until there is a solution for the palestinians. I don't vote for politicians who align themselves with the current Israeli government, but fortunately they're rar...Jump to post
French car production in France dropped millions, plenty of plants closed. I think in the last decade UK car production went way up and might have passed France or come close. Personally I think there is a real problem with Turkey, and even EU members like Poland and Hungary (and Romania). One of th...Jump to post
Interesting, a lot of full service airlines are going more upscale with their uniforms. We’ve seen a return of cabin crew hats in the last decade- NZ, QF, AZ, BA, DL, QR,EY, etc. so I’m not sure I agree with KLM this is a trend, admittedly tech crew uniforms are changed far less frequently I think ...Jump to post
I'm sure if you wanted to repair it you could, and it might even make sense economically. However for an airline that whines about minute details, I guess they don't want an oddball aircraft in their fleet, and they'd rather write it off, reduce their tax liability and replace the aircraft by a bett...Jump to post
If only the US had been this diligent when marriage equality became the law of the land. I will be forever grateful for Justice Kennedy's opinion, but I fear his legacy could be overturned in an instant if a more conservative (possibly ideologically driven) court is ever put in place. :checkmark: H...Jump to post
I'm ready to accept that there is some bias in information we get in the western world, but at least we have plenty of journalists that are free to say so, do their job, and report their findings. For example it's clear there was a US intention to get Ukraine into NATO, a stupid idea. On the other h...Jump to post
I know about shortcuts Porsche's cousin VW took with diesel engines, but I feel you're not talking about that.
What do you mean by over dramatic ? Concorde had incidents when wing tanks were ruptured, yet nothing was done about it, right or wrong ?
The west doesn't hate Russia, even though that sometimes is the image that russian media tries to portray. But, we are not so fond of the current russian leaders, Putin is generally seen as an authoritarian leader doing his best to dismantle the last remains of democracy and turn himself into a dic...Jump to post
Happens regularly in France too. Sometimes because the person being deported is unruly, but sometimes also because the rest of the passengers start making a scene when they see a deportation going on.Jump to post
France’s biggest rock star, Johnny Hallyday, the leather-trousered “French Elvis” who sold more than 110m albums over a career spanning more than half a century, has died aged 74. https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/dec/06/johnny-hallyday-french-rock-star-dies-aged-74-lung-cancer He was known for...Jump to post
If you're super rich you probably love life so you wouldn't put a foot in a Tupolev of any variety. In fact I feel the same about the proposed supersonic business jets. When you see that Concorde could fly for decades without anybody really taking seriously major safety issues, until one crashed, it...Jump to post
How many religious crazies really care about this ? Was any of them likely to vote (D) ? Let's not forget the white nationalists, KKK members, conspirationists, and other nice people who are also part of Trump's base, they might not like this, they're antisemitic and always talk about international ...Jump to post
INFINITI329 wrote:B777LRF wrote:Many, many, moons ago I flew a Shorts Skyvan
That is one "interesting" looking machine
Why are the Trents on 787 having issues and not all the others on A330 and A380's ? Do they have some new metal that doesn't work well at high temperatures ? All Nippon and Virgin seem to be tremendously affected by this at the worst time if year to be. I wonder if any 787 contracts will cancel Rol...Jump to post
The Airline is called "French"?? Just French? Why don't they just call it "Airline" and be done with it? And why are they using the English term, the folks in France sometimes get touchy when using English words. Really, shouldn't the airline be called "Français" for t...Jump to post
He probably had a role to play at Airbus, his previous one, not CTO. Airbus working on electric air taxis etc. is fine, but it isn't their core market and isn't likely to be it, ever. Paris is a booming tech hub, some say France has elected a president from the start-up nation, so closing the tech c...Jump to post
There are 69 375 prisoners for a population of 67 millions in my country, so more than 200 000 prisoners for 40 millions inhabitants doesn't seem soft on crime. Some european countries have even better looking ratios.Jump to post
Francoflier wrote:As it stands, I'd be more inclined to call the USA a plutocracy than a democracy.
Trickle down economics has become (has always been ?) a religion, you need faith, proofs are optional. And you need willful ignorance to dispute the superior economic growth and widespread prosperity that is enjoyed by people of all income levels in low-tax, free-market societies. Define low tax. I...Jump to post
Too much politicizing issues leads to unintended consequences, you push too much in one direction, and that leads others to push back too much in the other direction. The middle ground disappears. Arpaio treats illegal immigrants like subhumans and Trump praises him, then he's surprised sanctuary ci...Jump to post
Trickle down economics has become (has always been ?) a religion, you need faith, proofs are optional. I have no fundamental problem with a 20% corporate tax rate, if there is no loophole whatsoever and companies actually pay that. I somehow doubt that'll be the case. I think healthcare should be pa...Jump to post
Does make you wonder why those in the UK remain camp are fighting so hard....... Well for once the EU appears to respect democracy. You have voted to leave, it's done. As for Brexit not being a hot topic in non UK news, the EU is rarely a hot topic anyway, people find it too complex. Lately it was ...Jump to post
It seems I was right, there are both lots of accusations and he admits it. NEW YORK, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Matt Lauer apologized and said he was "soul searching" in a statement read out on NBC's "Today" show on Tuesday, a day after he was fired from his role as co-host of the popula...Jump to post
I have to play Devil's advocate here: are men being given their due process? A popup from USA Today said that NBC fired Matt Lauer for sexual harassment allegations. While it is good optics to see a company taking action against sexual harassment allegations, it's also concerning that institutions ...Jump to post
I'm not aware of any US federal definition (law) about what is an abortion, what are the limits, reasons for it, etc. Everything hangs on a supreme court decision.There is a ban on a specific procedure (which is quite ridiculous, politicians and judges deciding on a medical matter...). Since US poli...Jump to post
You know, I am positive there would be THOUSANDS of men willing to give up their careers and be dependent on her and her earnings! If she were so inclined. Tugg But that's not the reverse situation. The reverse situation would be a successful man, say an actor, marrying a princess and following her...Jump to post
The border issue is huge both for the EU and UK. The EU doesn't want UK products to enter it illegally, and probably doesn't mind much about people entering illegally. For the UK it's the reverse, they don't want people (who could be from anywhere) entering illegally, and wouldn't mind it for goods.Jump to post
A structure might not be expensive, but a structure filled with the nicest materials like marble, rare woods, designer furniture, high technology (giant OLED screens), that can get expensive quick.
Or maybe digging a large extension under the garden like is done in London.
Extricating religion from politics is a political process, not a religious one.
I'm not saying Islam (the many variations of Islam, really) doesn't need to evolve, I'm saying that as long as using Islam to cement political power is common, you can't expect much progress.
Aigle Azur, Corsair, XL Airways/La Compagnie : that kind of makes sense, as all these are "normal" airlines that will fly wherever there is demand. Air Austral, Air Tahiti Nui, on the other hand, are local governments' projects, whose only reason for being is to connect their islands to me...Jump to post
Holy necrothread Batman! It seems that the 340 and the DC10-30/MD-11 are the only designs that adopted the center gear with two wheels as opposed to the 6-wheeled truck that the 777 and 350-1000 have. Besides complexity (mx), does the 2x6 arrangement have any advantages over the 2x4/1x2 arrangement...Jump to post
1) License (shouldn’t there be an “sc” combination in there somewhere? That one is my top one too, because it's spelled licence in French (and UK English), so that's confusing and I end up being wrong in both languages. 2) connection Same reason, it's spelt connexion in French, when usually you'd e...Jump to post
I really suspect that if you were to take Mike Hughes up 100 miles above the Earth and show him the view it would be branded a trick. Oh well, we still have the Lock Ness monster and the Yeti. ;) I used to debate at length, over months (with others) on another forum with such individuals, on the to...Jump to post