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by zkojq
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Lufthansa withdraws the offer for Niki, will cease flying Dec. 14
Replies: 31
Views: 4553

Re: Lufthansa withdraws the offer for Niki

I'd have thought it was superfluous to Lufthansa's needs anyway; they already have Eurowings Europe. If it can't be owned by LH, then I hope Niki ends up being acquired by AFKL or alternatively bought back by Niki himself.

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by zkojq
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Some unions representing FR pilots in Europe are announcing strikes
Replies: 18
Views: 2336

Re: Some unions representing FR pilots in Europe are announcing strikes

Good. Ryanair treats their "employees" terribly with no respect whatsoever. I hope the strike hurts them. The airline industry is a people business - their biggest competitor knows this yet MOL seems steadfast in trying to to learn that.

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by zkojq
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargolux considers adding more 747 freighters
Replies: 21
Views: 5085

Re: Cargolux considers adding more 747 freighters

60 pilots could also just cover increased flying of the existing fleet. Or less extreme rosters for their existing flight crew :duck: :scratchchin: possibly, but we aren't talking about an airline based in the Middle East. Cargolux has a reputation for being one of the worst in Europe when it comes...

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by zkojq
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 very low on final approach to JFK
Replies: 22
Views: 13565

Re: Emirates A380 very low on final approach to JFK

It’s the effects of longer term fatigue - what’s happening is an erosion of motivation, concentration, morale, health, CRM - and ultimately the ability to adhere or apply SOPS. It’s like running your car at full throttle every day - eventually it will crack. While many airlines fly their pilots 85-...

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by zkojq
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA IROPS Handling In Recent Snow Storm
Replies: 53
Views: 5874

Re: BA IROPS Handling In Recent Snow Storm

It always amazes me just how hopeless BA are when it comes to IROPS compared to other carriers like AF and Lufthansa. Was travelling NCE-MAN (and back) earlier in the year and am very glad that I decided to get there with LH rather than with BA....that was the day of the IT failure. My father travel...

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by zkojq
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aigle Azur to add A330s to its fleet
Replies: 11
Views: 2378

Re: Aigle Azur to add A330s to its fleet

We've heard this before! Let's hope it actually happens this time. Dec 3, 2012. Following the entry of China’s Hainan Airlines Group (HNA Group) as its new shareholder, French carrier Aigle Azur is preparing to add its first Airbus A330-200 in summer 2013 to support the start of long-haul operations...

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by zkojq
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargolux considers adding more 747 freighters
Replies: 21
Views: 5085

Re: Cargolux considers adding more 747 freighters

"Cargolux - Europe's largest cargo carrier - is hiring 60 pilots for its Luxembourg operations." How many additional Cargolux freighters could 60 pilots cover? 60 pilots could also just cover increased flying of the existing fleet. Or less extreme rosters for their existing flight crew :d...

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by zkojq
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines to bring back A380's on KUL-LHR, plans for high capacity A380's ditched
Replies: 69
Views: 11424

Re: Malaysia Airlines to bring back A380's on KUL-LHR, plans for high capacity A380's ditched

As for freighters, they managed to sell one of the B744Fs recently - it is now in CGK for maintenance and pre-delivery preparations for its new owner (not sure who bought it). Didn't they also sell an A330F to Royal Jordanian? 8 stored A330 Which frames are these? From what I can see, all their old...

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by zkojq
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Senior CX Expat Pilots to continue receiving USD15K monthly housing allowances
Replies: 41
Views: 8139

Re: Senior CX Expat Pilots to continue receiving USD15K monthly housing allowances

Meanwhile some of the junior second officers are literally hot bunking and/or sleeping on campbeds because their paycheck/housing allowance is so....humble.

Housing costs in HK are ridiculous and none seems to be doing anything about it (well, other than using it as an opportunity for speculation).

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by zkojq
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines to bring back A380's on KUL-LHR, plans for high capacity A380's ditched
Replies: 69
Views: 11424

Re: Malaysia Airlines to bring back A380's on KUL-LHR, plans for high capacity A380's ditched

Can't say I'm surprised, they've been suggesting A380 loads are healthy for the past year or two. Nor am I, honestly. The problem with the A380 is that it is such a big jump in capacity over any other aircraft on the market. Thus some airlines will struggle to fill them. Looking at MH, they had all...

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by zkojq
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Senator Franken Resigns
Replies: 71
Views: 4291

Re: Senator Franken Resigns

I love how people are trying to bring the Clintons into this :lol: I think it is absolutely disgusting that righties are screaming about how we NEED to take these accusations against Franken seriously and we MUST believe these women who accused Franken but we can not believe any of the women who acc...

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by zkojq
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with truth
Replies: 461
Views: 12123

Re: From Russia with truth

Well I guess this thread certainly reinforces a lot of widely held stereotypes about Putin's Russia. :lol:

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by zkojq
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The media's Russia probe meltdown: 3 screw-ups in one week
Replies: 44
Views: 1635

Re: The media's Russia probe meltdown: 3 screw-ups in one week

The saltiness here is hilarious.

bgm wrote:

The final piece of the puzzle, makes perfect sense now.

At this point he has to be trolling. It's probably a liberal running the account, trying to support the stereotype of Trump supporters being stupid and unable to think critically.

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by zkojq
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump about to further destabilize the Middle East?
Replies: 151
Views: 9110

Re: Trump about to further destabilize the Middle East?

That's a great example of disingenuous propaganda, but what would one expect to find from Pat Robertson's son? This is the kind of crap that the uneducated use to fill the void in their education (and is what would we expect from someone who claims that the world is 4,000 years old). Let's simplify...

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by zkojq
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump about to further destabilize the Middle East?
Replies: 151
Views: 9110

Re: Trump about to further destabilize the Middle East?

Palestine: Arab / Jewish Population (1860 - 1946) These figures are taken from the historian and demographer, Justin McCarthy with the year 1919 provided by Alfred Lilienthal. Year. . # of Jews, #of "Arabs". . . Total . . . % Jews 1860 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 411,000 1890 ...

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by zkojq
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS to lease 4 A332's to cover 789 downtime
Replies: 126
Views: 33351

Re: VS to lease 4 A332's to cover 789 downtime

I’m not sure why people assume it’s something to do with fan blades. It’s got nothing to do with fanblades so composite or not it won’t make any difference. The GE fanboys do like their moment in the sun, to bash Rolls Royce. That includes the ridiculous notion that the Trent XWB is affected too. T...

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by zkojq
Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Snowfall affecting airports across Europe
Replies: 44
Views: 9962

Re: Snowfall affecting airports across Europe

Munich had both runways closed for a while too. Looks like situation is improving.

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by zkojq
Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Fiji Airways become the Icelandair in the South Pacific?
Replies: 56
Views: 9447

Re: Could Fiji Airways become the Icelandair in the South Pacific?

USAOZ wrote:
Another A332 for FJ is in the way with 3 flights oer week NAN/NRT drim 3 July

Was told the same by a friend who flies for FJ a few days ago. Great to see that they're expanding.

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by zkojq
Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another Uniformed Murderer Walks Free
Replies: 37
Views: 1746

Re: Another Uniformed Murderer Walks Free

According to the police report, Brailsford was carrying an AR-15 rifle with the phrase “You’re F—ed” etched into the weapon. That says it all, really. Nothing more than a paid government thug. What kind of Police department has such lax standards that they allow this kind of attitude/behaviour to e...

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by zkojq
Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2017
Replies: 128
Views: 10932

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2017

As a spotter and potential traveller over the period here's hoping for some exotic metal coming this way. A KQ 787 or HiFly A340-500 or something cool like that. Would love to add to the logbook. I love the prospect of a HiFly A345!! Would jump on one for an impromptu flight in a heartbeat! Saw it ...

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by zkojq
Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 very low on final approach to JFK
Replies: 22
Views: 13565

Re: Emirates A380 very low on final approach to JFK

I wonder if fatigue was an issue here. Would be very interesting to know how many hours the crew had flown in the previous weeks and months. If you just fire people when they make a mistake, you'll create an atmosphere of fear within a company where people won't admit making a mistake, greatly endan...

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by zkojq
Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 very low on final approach to JFK
Replies: 22
Views: 13565

Emirates A380 very low on final approach to JFK

Just popped up on avherald. Very glad that it didn't end disastrously. An Emirates Airbus A380-800, registration A6-EEU performing flight EK-207 from Dubai (United Arab Emirates) to New York JFK,NY (USA), was on final approach to New York's runway 13L following the Canarsie approach (requiring a 90 ...

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by zkojq
Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump about to further destabilize the Middle East?
Replies: 151
Views: 9110

Re: Trump about to further destabilize the Middle East?

Problem with the One State solution is that I understand Palestinians have larger families and will ultimately outnumber the Jews in Israel. Exactly and this is why the smarter Israelis (who want Israel to be a "Jewish" state) support the two state solution. Of course, a lot of Israelis s...

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by zkojq
Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump about to further destabilize the Middle East?
Replies: 151
Views: 9110

Re: Trump about to further destabilize the Middle East?

DIRECTFLT wrote:
The PLO does not want and does not seek a two-state solution.

Niether does Likud.

DIRECTFLT wrote:
The PLO wants a one-state solution -- for them.

Just like Likud.

DIRECTFLT wrote:
And a no-state solution for Israel in the Middle East.

Just as Likud wants a no-state solution for the Palestinians.

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by zkojq
Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybondi's first 737 unveiled
Replies: 16
Views: 4483

Re: Flybondi's first 737 unveiled

I have to say that it actually looks rather good. Wishing them all the best as operations begin.

Image

LV-HKS by Aviones Cordoba, on Flickr

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by zkojq
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another stored A346 on the move.
Replies: 7
Views: 5639

Re: Another stored A346 on the move.

Wonderful news! Hope that she flies for many more years.

An A340-600 is quite an upgrade from a 787.

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by zkojq
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Happy 100th Birthday Finland!
Replies: 11
Views: 403

Re: Happy 100th Birthday Finland!

Congratulations!

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by zkojq
Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2017
Replies: 128
Views: 10932

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2017

I checked out Gate 17. Quite similar to Gate 16, actually, though with a few more windows. Not sure why they're not all built in a straight line (you go slightly right from 16 to get to 17).

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by zkojq
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2017
Replies: 128
Views: 10932

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2017

The fact that Sounds is investigating" bigger aircraft I would have thought deserves a mention, because even if this present (Beech 1900D's) move doesn't come to fruition it suggests the airline is sees a bigger role for itself. I'd love to see them operating some Saab 340 sized aircraft. More...

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by zkojq
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Level to launch 5 new destinations and also a new ORY base next S18.
Replies: 61
Views: 17302

Re: Level to launch 5 new destinations and also a new ORY base next S18.

So Level flights operate with Iberia crews (same labour costs), Iberia purchased aircraft (same finance costs) but with Level sold/marketed tickets (much lower yield). How can you be so sure about that statement? Level flights do operate with Iberia crews but i'm curious to know where have you seen...

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by zkojq
Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Retweets Anti-Muslim Videos
Replies: 89
Views: 3296

Re: Trump Retweets Anti-Muslim Videos

His base probably laps that stuff right up though.

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by zkojq
Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Level to launch 5 new destinations and also a new ORY base next S18.
Replies: 61
Views: 17302

Re: Level to launch 5 new destinations and also a new ORY base next S18.

So Level flights operate with Iberia crews (same labour costs), Iberia purchased aircraft (same finance costs) but with Level sold/marketed tickets (much lower yield). Yet somehow they're profitable? They are not (and wont be for at least 1-2 years according to WW). In the link that KarelXWB posted...

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by zkojq
Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Level to launch 5 new destinations and also a new ORY base next S18.
Replies: 61
Views: 17302

Re: Level to launch 5 new destinations and also a new ORY base next S18.

So Level flights operate with Iberia crews (same labour costs), Iberia purchased aircraft (same finance costs) but with Level sold/marketed tickets (much lower yield). Yet somehow they're profitable? I seriously doubt that ancillary revenue is making up the difference. :roll:

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by zkojq
Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2017)
Replies: 177
Views: 38186

Re: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2017)

Has N284DH operating for Kalitta been painted over as of yet? Recent-ish pics show it operating with the old blue TUI colors. N284DH is in full DHL colours. It wears the DHL Air style livery with larger titles and thicker stripes as opposed to the DHL livery on ABX/Atlas 767s. http://flightaware.co...

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by zkojq
Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rachel(Meghan Markle) is going to be royalty
Replies: 21
Views: 2630

Re: Rachel(Meghan Markle) is going to be royalty

EA CO AS wrote:
See also, "Burn Notice"

I'm still annoyed that got cancelled. :cry:

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by zkojq
Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Level to launch 5 new destinations and also a new ORY base next S18.
Replies: 61
Views: 17302

Re: Level to launch 5 new destinations and also a new ORY base next S18.

This is silly. LHLC is unproven. If you set up a base for your LHLC subsidiary at your rival's hub, they are going to do the same to you (Boost at Madrid). Collectively everyone trashes everyone else's yields. They say that Level is profitable by year end, but they don't say anything about the affec...

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by zkojq
Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2017: Japan, USA, Mexico, Brazil & Abu Dhabi
Replies: 135
Views: 4329

Re: F1 2017: Japan, USA, Mexico, Brazil & Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi was pretty boring.

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by zkojq
Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2017
Replies: 369
Views: 23181

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2017

. How many people now have a problem with the national anthem being sung in Maori at major sporting fixtures? Remember the horror when Hinewehi Mohi sang the anthem in Maori at the 1999 Rugby World Cup at Twickenham? The outrage that followed? Somewhat irrelevant nowadays since the militant atheist...

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by zkojq
Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rachel(Meghan Markle) is going to be royalty
Replies: 21
Views: 2630

Re: Rachel(Meghan Markle) is going to be royalty

Oh man, I saw her picture on NZHerald, thought she looked familiar and then was like "Hey that's Rachel Zane". Shame that the writers are inevitably going to have to script her death at the end of the next series.

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by zkojq
Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ratko Mladić convicted of war crimes and genocide at UN tribunal
Replies: 23
Views: 777

Re: Ratko Mladić convicted of war crimes and genocide at UN tribunal

It is important that the sovereignty of the ICC (and its tribunals) is respected universally, so that the scum of the earth (like Ratko) will know that there will be no place to hide if they perpetrate war crimes and crimes against humanity. For sure the ICC is among humanity's greater triumphs. He ...

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by zkojq
Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2017
Replies: 369
Views: 23181

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2017

I still find it weird that, seven years after the first 77W was delivered, they never fly to Asia. 1. Te Reo. If we accept that the purpose of a language is communication; to artificially promote a language that virtually no-one speaks exclusively and very people nationwide (let alone worldwide) spe...

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by zkojq
Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2017
Replies: 369
Views: 23181

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2017

There is a good investor day presentation that shows some interesting renders and more detailed product updates https://corporate.aucklandairport.co.nz/~/media/Files/Corporate/Investors/Investor-day-2017.ashx?la=en 107 pages of fun! What I find interesting is page 28. Qatar and Emirates have only b...

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by zkojq
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SF Express buys 2 former Jade 747 freighters.
Replies: 30
Views: 7698

Re: SF Express buys 2 former Jade 747 freighters.

So why were they just abandoned in SZX & PVG, rather than ferried to Victorville/Mojave/Teureal and stored properly? Doing so will have cost the owner a lot. Wasn't Jade Cargo half owned by Lufthansa? They should know better than this.

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by zkojq
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rwandair takes on 2 A330neo slots from defunct Air Berlin: Alex Macheras (Twitter)
Replies: 1
Views: 714

Re: Rwandair takes on 2 A330neo slots from defunct Air Berlin: Alex Macheras (Twitter)

Excellent news for the A330neo program. That's two new customers in a week.

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by zkojq
Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Argentina's navy lost a submarine?
Replies: 52
Views: 3251

Re: Argentina's navy lost a submarine?

Dano1977 wrote:
or

There somewhere where they shouldn't have been.

This was my initial thought when they were so very vague about where the sub had gone missing.

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by zkojq
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA to implement 'class system' boarding method.
Replies: 38
Views: 10336

Re: BA to introduce new boarding policy, cheapest last.

BA's race to the bottom continues.

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by zkojq
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Charles Manson has died. FInally
Replies: 7
Views: 637

Re: Charles Manson has died. FInally

Good.

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by zkojq
Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Bombardier CSeries - likes & dislikes
Replies: 17
Views: 1885

Re: Bombardier CSeries - likes & dislikes

Flown a few sectors. Likes: - Window shape withe that funny cut out on the top for the sunshade. - Spacious cabin. - 2-3 seating configuration. - Relatively spacious rear bathroom at the back. Puts the 737 to shame. - GTF sound. - The aircraft's looks. - Swiss' logo on the winglets. - Chrome on the ...

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by zkojq
Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders pt 2
Replies: 154
Views: 55300

Re: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders pt 2

http://www.forbes.com/sites/martinriver ... 77802b4b22

Fantastic news. Great to see the A330neo's orderbook growing.
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ap305 wrote:

Fantastic news. Great to see the A330neo's orderbook growing.

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