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by sevenair
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Had the Most On-Time Performances in North America Again
Replies: 65
Views: 7008

Re: Spirit Had the Most On-Time Performances in North America Again

Are OUT and IN times generated electronically at all airlines? With automated parking systems the OUT and IN times are done by the electronic eye based on when the plane stops moving, IN time and first movement, OUT time. Where there is no automated system it is brakes, passenger door or cargo door...

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by sevenair
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 16114

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018

IMO this is bad PR for Qantas. Why ? Because we are in an age of unimaginable corporate wealth with stagnant wages. Contrary opinion, we live in an age of great individual wealth where individuals would rather spend many hours posting pointless pictures of themselves on the internet rather than hel...

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by sevenair
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 16114

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018

Do you have more details of what easyJet do? I’m not saying they don’t do it just that I don’t know about it. They have asked head office staff to assist in the terminals during the busy periods and disruption. Irops is different. This is Christmas. It happens every year. I've even known eJ open th...

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by sevenair
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What's going on in France??
Replies: 45
Views: 1752

Re: What's going on in France??

Well it’s not the champagne sipping urbanistas tearing up the streets. It’s real countryside dwellers and in France it’s the working classes and lower middle who are squeezed. Liberals sneer at them but both sides of the political spectrum have come together to reject Macron’s evil globalist agenda....

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by sevenair
Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Millennials Have Less Sex
Replies: 91
Views: 3056

Re: Millennials Have Less Sex

Millenials already got screwed by previous generations, so it's no surprise that sex isn't high on our list of things to do. Awww. My heart bleeds for you. You make your own luck in this life. If it your way then change your plan of attack. I had nothing when I was growing up but managed to get a g...

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by sevenair
Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Correct Behavior
Replies: 10
Views: 465

Re: The Correct Behavior

It is pleasant as long as you’re left wing, anti Trump, pro uncontrolled immigration, anti brexit, anti Airbus, anti British.

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by sevenair
Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What's going on in France??
Replies: 45
Views: 1752

Re: What's going on in France??

What’s going on is that the working classes are continually lectured sneered at and looked down at by people who claim to be fighting for them when in reality the complete opposite is the case. Policies ruin working class communities yet liberal dominated politicians hijack the cause for their own s...

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by sevenair
Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Pilots Planing Christmas Strike
Replies: 16
Views: 3362

Re: Virgin Atlantic Pilots Planing Christmas Strike

Isn't there a better way to get through this? Than striking on the busiest travel season and disrupting travellers plans ? I find western labour Unions a bit psychotic in their nature. Read something similar about Air NZ maintenance staff. Happens often at AF. If they are so unhappy with their jobs...

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by sevenair
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Pilots Planing Christmas Strike
Replies: 16
Views: 3362

Re: Virgin Atlantic Pilots Planing Christmas Strike

It’s a pilots market. For too long they’re been seen as a commodity, just another expense or worse, a revenue source. Take care of your pilots and the rest of your staff or you’ll find yourself in trouble. Virgin are finding this out. Ryanair hilariously found that out recently. Good luck to Virgin ...

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by sevenair
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 16114

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018

A non-paywalled article about the QF volunteer program. https://www.buzzfeed.com/hannahryan/qantas-has-asked-its-staff-to-volunteer-over-the-christmas?utm_source=dynamic&utm_campaign=bffbbuzzfeedozpol&ref=bffbbuzzfeedozpol&fbclid=IwAR3H_9Gu5074csU8h_BVRux7f2tiys-cW91KGTuvBjCGtevXOGq-fLv...

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by sevenair
Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 1132
Views: 40132

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

Bodies could go unburied under no-deal Brexit, local council warns in damning report https://www.politicshome.com/news/europe/eu-policy-agenda/brexit/news/100397/bodies-could-go-unburied-under-no-deal-brexit-local I remember before we joined the EU and we had bodies on the street didn’t we? Brexit ...

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by sevenair
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 1132
Views: 40132

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

The urbanistas are spitting (vegan, of course) feathers. For decades their tactic of sniggering and branding people with a different opinion a racist has worked for decades but we little people from the North are striking back and dare I say 'taking back control'. Get used to it. You're actually goi...

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by sevenair
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Pilots Planing Christmas Strike
Replies: 16
Views: 3362

Re: Virgin Atlantic Pilots Planing Christmas Strike

Well done lads and lasses. I hope you get what you're looking for.

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by sevenair
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 1132
Views: 40132

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

Aww bless. People think that the ECJ will announce on Monday (perfect timing, how very EU!) that we can cancel A50, that May’s dodgy deal will be voted (quite rightly) down on Tuesday and that on Wednesday they will announce a second referendum designed to reverse the result of the first one or ‘Peo...

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by sevenair
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 16114

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018

Does anyone know of a QF plane being hit by a ground vehicle over the last few days. I’m convinced I saw it flash up somewhere when I was checking the web on my phone and I thought I’d look at it later in the day when I had time. Well it’s later in the day now and I can’t quite find anything on the...

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by sevenair
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 16114

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018

Does anyone know of a QF plane being hit by a ground vehicle over the last few days. I’m convinced I saw it flash up somewhere when I was checking the web on my phone and I thought I’d look at it later in the day when I had time. Well it’s later in the day now and I can’t quite find anything on the ...

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by sevenair
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Crosswind Landing at Newcastle Becomes Touch 'n Go
Replies: 46
Views: 9210

Re: EK Crosswind Landing at Newcastle Becomes Touch 'n Go

most rejected landings occur be fore nosewheel touchdown. something spooked the pilots. I was thinking the same thing. It's not clear due to the angle but it does seem as if all gear is down when they reject. I haven't seen that very often. In most cases they're floaters and never get the mains dow...

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by sevenair
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Crosswind Landing at Newcastle Becomes Touch 'n Go
Replies: 46
Views: 9210

Re: EK Crosswind Landing at Newcastle Becomes Touch 'n Go

I can't believe a baulked landing has made it around the globe. What a sad reflection on today's media. Still it got little old Newcastle in the press I suppose.

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by sevenair
Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Earthquake in Anchorage (PANC)
Replies: 37
Views: 8071

Re: Earthquake PANC

I see. Could Anchorage not fit in the title I wonder? I don't think 'Earthquake Anchorage' would be too long.

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by sevenair
Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Earthquake in Anchorage (PANC)
Replies: 37
Views: 8071

Re: Earthquake PANC

What does PANC mean?

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by sevenair
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 44857

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018

We like to make sure that the person on the ticket is the person who is boarding the aircraft. Passengers are checked against no fly lists and internal airline specific no fly lists. If I'm on a terror watch list all I need to do is book, or get someone to book in a random name and fly. It may no be...

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by sevenair
Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 44857

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018

Rolling of the eyes!! Nah, us Aussies can roll with the punches. I had a school principal many years ago tell me that "inquisitiveness", however strange the question may seem, should be actively encouraged to ensure the clear workings of the mind and the brain. It has worked for me (I thi...

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by sevenair
Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 44857

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018

Sorry to offend our more jingoistic antipodean friends as I know how much it irks you when we English dare to ask questions as can be seen above, but I'm looking at another Australia trip in February and want to do some travelling around. A shame how a vocal few insecure people spoil it for the rest...

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by sevenair
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Financial Discussion Thread
Replies: 317
Views: 49991

Re: Icelandair taking over WOW

Wow. Stringing them along claiming to be working on a deal then delivering no meaningful deal at a time where it's too late to do anything about it. Why am I getting déjà vue?

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by sevenair
Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest agent mocks child’s name
Replies: 147
Views: 10362

Re: Southwest agent mocks child’s name

I don't seethe relevance of her epilepsy. Seems its just being used to get oppression points. The kid is in for a hard life and this is exactly why parents need to think hard about giving kids their quirky attention seeking names. If it's pronounced 'Ab-city' then why not spell it 'Abcity' instead o...

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by sevenair
Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Belgium to end flights to Hong Kong
Replies: 45
Views: 11999

Re: Air Belgium to end flights to Hong Kong

Ah yes. A state funded 'loan' which will never be seen again. Its like Angela Merkel's €100m loan to Air Berlin. Are there elections coming up in Walloon?

This is all in a part of the world where state aid is meant to be illegal.

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by sevenair
Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ / CX & EDI
Replies: 10
Views: 1738

Re: SQ / CX & EDI

Hi all, apologies in advanced if the topic has been raised recently, however I couldn't find anything, but if someone knows of somewhere for me to see, please do point me in the right direction. I had always wondered regarding SQ & CX flying direct to EDI. Not specifically needing to be a daily...

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by sevenair
Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sky News: Virgin Atlantic and Flybe in talks
Replies: 168
Views: 25714

Re: Sky News: Virgin Atlantic and Flybe in talks

I wonder if canceling BFS and GLA MCO flights could be an option and replacing low frequency flights with daily flights via their MAN hub?

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by sevenair
Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sky News: Virgin Atlantic and Flybe in talks
Replies: 168
Views: 25714

Re: Sky News: Virgin Atlantic and Flybe in talks

Well that's interesting. It's been a week of rumours. The latest one was BACF. Now it's 'Virgin'. Virgin doesn't have a good track record when it comes to longevity. Little Red is dead. Virgin America has vanished as a brand. And although not entirely responsible themselves, Virgin Trains East Coas...

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by sevenair
Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sky News: Virgin Atlantic and Flybe in talks
Replies: 168
Views: 25714

Re: Sky News: Virgin Atlantic and Flybe in talks

Well that's interesting. It's been a week of rumours. The latest one was BACF. Now it's 'Virgin'. Virgin doesn't have a good track record when it comes to longevity. Little Red is dead. Virgin America has vanished as a brand. And although not entirely responsible themselves, Virgin Trains East Coast...

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by sevenair
Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is BA interested in non-stop flight to Australia?
Replies: 13
Views: 3044

Re: Is BA interested in non-stop flight to Australia?

Why bother? You could make more on flying two USA or a USA/Africa rotation.

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by sevenair
Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air to open Krakow base with 12 new routes
Replies: 18
Views: 2805

Re: Wizz Air to open Krakow base with 12 new routes

Great to see improved connectivity to the east from England.

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by sevenair
Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: French deny citizenship to woman who wouldn’t shake hands
Replies: 40
Views: 2719

Re: French deny citizenship to woman who wouldn’t shake hands

France, a pivotal part of the EU and bastion of (so called) 'liberal' values is one of the most nationalistic places and this is an appalling act of racism just like their grotesque ban on veils. They also class Scientology as a 'cult'. Given France's power within the EU and it's desire to create a ...

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by sevenair
Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Europa announces commercial alliance with the government of Venezuela; increases MAD-CCS to 4 weekly.
Replies: 30
Views: 4340

Re: Air Europa announces commercial alliance with the government of Venezuela; increases MAD-CCS to 4 weekly.

Excellent. A must see destination for socialist supporters the world over.

Although I can't tell. For years they told us Venezuela was an example of a 'different' way and a beacon of socialism. Now that people are dying, fleeing and forced to eat their own dogs that's it's not 'real socialism'.

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by sevenair
Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brightline becomes Virgin Trains USA
Replies: 8
Views: 1376

Re: Brightline becomes Virgin Trains USA

In the UK we have two Virgin train franchises. I use Virgin West Coast fairly often and I've never had a problem, always good service (I'm sure some people would disagree!) Virgin Trains East Coast was largely Scotland's Stagecoach with Virgin holding a very small percentage of the shares. It ended...

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by sevenair
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways CEO threatens withdrawal from OneWorld Alliance
Replies: 130
Views: 31971

Re: Qatar Airways CEO threatens withdrawal from OneWorld Alliance

Sometimes being part of a group or alliance isn't what's best for you and it's good to leave. If QR think that reassertion gets itself as an independent global company without the interference and control of a foreign controlled entity then it should be able to leave as it sees fit. Sometimes other ...

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by sevenair
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger sues BA for being 'squashed next to obese man'
Replies: 145
Views: 17152

Re: Passenger sues BA for being 'squashed next to obese man'

As someone who has struggled with my weight allmy life I'm very of the opinion that this is an issue for the POS to address. Yes a tiny amount can't help it but it's your issue to own. Selling seats off on the cheap to accommodate your longitudinal spread pushes up prices for the rest of us. I don't...

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by sevenair
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC
Replies: 269
Views: 28811

Re: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC

New global links for the new global Britain. Well done BA!

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by sevenair
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cobalt Air In Trouble
Replies: 49
Views: 9262

Re: Cobalt Air In Trouble

The EU's threats to impose visas onto U.K. citizens will have consequences for other Euro airlines. People simply won't fly there. Same with Spain. There are 20,000,000 visitors a year to Spain from the UK and would imagine many would be put off by visas being required.

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by sevenair
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canada goes up in smoke
Replies: 16
Views: 1029

Re: Canada goes up in smoke

Shame we don't have it here. If you can legalise it you can tax it.

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by sevenair
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 1132
Views: 40132

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

WTO is the only solution to the freedom, control and sovereignty that brexit was to deliver.

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by sevenair
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Now: gender-neutral marketing for tissues!
Replies: 74
Views: 2933

Re: Now: gender-neutral marketing for tissues!

I truly do not understand this perceived 'threat' that white men are apparently facing these days. Not to give up too much information about myself on the internet, but I am in fact a straight, white, male and I can confirm that while things are getting better for minorities over the last 20 years ...

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by sevenair
Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Now: gender-neutral marketing for tissues!
Replies: 74
Views: 2933

Re: Now: gender-neutral marketing for tissues!

I wonder if the fembots will be taking issue with male centric words with negative connotations such as manslaughter or manhandling or are they ok with gendered words when they are negative when it comes to men? Wouldn't they be more happy if these words were more gender inclusive? Will they themsel...

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by sevenair
Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 1132
Views: 40132

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

Maybe time for the UK to start stepping up plans for 'No Deal'. It seems like the UK is quietly starting to prepare for no deal. https://www.politico.eu/article/uk-plan-to-use-m26-motorway-as-parking-lot-port-dover-if-no-brexit-deal/ It's been publishing no deal guidance on a range of subjects for ...

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by sevenair
Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Now: gender-neutral marketing for tissues!
Replies: 74
Views: 2933

Re: Now: gender-neutral marketing for tissues!

The point here is the attempt to turn the word "man" into a dirty word and erase it from the English language. I truly do not understand this perceived 'threat' that white men are apparently facing these days. Not to give up too much information about myself on the internet, but I am in f...

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by sevenair
Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Now: gender-neutral marketing for tissues!
Replies: 74
Views: 2933

Re: Now: gender-neutral marketing for tissues!

I wonder how long 'the gentleman's relish' will be so referred to. A combination of the looney left and third wave femism (amusingly often at odds with another) mean there will be many more changes. I support equal rights for all. I feel that identifying solely as a feminist or a male rights advocat...

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by sevenair
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe losses much greater than expected - shares tank.
Replies: 41
Views: 6549

Re: Flybe losses much greater than expected - shares tank.

I hope they can turn it around. FlyBe is the only large independent regional airline I know of. But it's certainly a difficult business model. I currently have to go from Scotland to Birmingham weekly for a morning meeting; I've tried same day driving (need to leave at 3:30am, and get back about 10...

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by sevenair
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe losses much greater than expected - shares tank.
Replies: 41
Views: 6549

Re: Flybe losses much greater than expected - shares tank.

Indeed acquisitions of troubled airlines are rare these days if we don't count a certain troubled ME3 airline's purchases over the last few years. It's more efficient to let them implode and pick up the pieces.

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by sevenair
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: KLM Business Class now fully lie flat
Replies: 37
Views: 4978

Re: KLM Business Class

Qantas don't have lie flat nor aisle access on all aircraft. A380 has lie flat. A330 has angled flat on ones yet to be returbished and don't have aisle accesss to all seats on A330 and 747.

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